Chip Christensen, a "flying director" from "Flying By Foy," a Las Vegas, Nevada-based organization which instructs and provides flying appartus for theatrical productions around the world, was in town Monday and Tuesday, working with the cast and crew from the Cherokee Community Theater's production of "Wizard of Oz." Several characters "theatrically fly" in the production, which begins tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Cherokee Community Center. Along with the Wicked Witch and flying monkeys, "Oz" also features flying balloons, bicycles, and baskets.
Flying by Foy was in town ten years ago to work with the Community Theater's production of "Peter Pan-" a production near and dear to the Foy organization, since Flying by Foy worked with Jean Arthur on Broadway, Mary Martin on television, and subsequent Peter Pan's Sandy Duncan and Cathy Rigby over the years. They also taught "The Flying Nun" Sally Field to fly, along with Garth Brooks for his Texas Satdium show several years ago. Bottom line - if you want to do some theatrical flying, call the folks at Foy.
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.