Every once in awhile, a community event comes along that will be remembered for decades to come, a source of blissful memories for those who attended and a source of regret for those who missed it.
By all indications, the Cherokee Community Theatre production of the Wizard of Oz will be such an event.
Veteran director Mollie Loughlin is in charge of a large cast of veteran CCT and high school performers as well as some eager newcomers, including young Munchkins.
This will be a flying production, with the equipment and expertise provided by the same company that made the aerial entertainment possible in the CCT production of Peter Pan a decade ago.
The costumes and set designs will be impressive and the sound quality of the Cherokee Community Center has been improved dramatically with the addition of acoustic panels.
With two weeks of performance dates, most area people will have ample opportunity to view this family production.
Performances will take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week and next week at 7:30 p.m. and for the next two Sundays at 2 p.m.