Live theater is back and Act Productions Louisville wants to make the stage accessible to everyone.

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The production company is launching its performances of The Wizard of Oz from Friday to next Tuesday. This is part of a new program called Arts at the Amphitheater.

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It aims to develop young talent and increase opportunities for the arts in the Louisville area.

“We want people to stay here and hopefully one day be a training destination for young theater professionals,” said show producer Randy Blevins. “Not just on stage but behind the stage.”

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Making the arts more accessible started with auditions. Blevins said that instead of holding hearings in one location at a time, they went out into the community.

“We saw people we probably wouldn’t have seen if we hadn’t been to the west end or the south end,” Blevins said.

The company also offered scholarships to some artists to attend training camp.

The Wizard of Oz opening night is Friday, July 30. There is also a show on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Tickets start at $ 20. To buy yours, click here.

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