Photos: My night at Boulder’s Dinner Theatre’s ‘The Wizard of Oz’

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As Bob Hoppe, with castmate Will Hawkins, begins to transition himself from pre-show waiter into the Tin Man, you can see the splinter on his hand, protecting the thumb he broke during rehearsal.

 

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Bob Hoppe broke his thumb tossing his ax during rehearsal, but he has (tin) soldiered on.

 

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The silvery Tin Man (above) is now ready to oil up … while the Cowardly Lion (below) is ready to let the fur fly.

 

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Munchkin boys Benji Dienstfrey and Thomas Russo let loose backstage.

 

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Amid all the backstage hoopla, Boulder’s Dinner Theatre veteran Brian Norber (Uncle Henry) manages to lose himself in a book. It’s “Early Havoc,” written by June Havoc. She’s the younger sister of burlesque entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee, who was immortalized in the musical “Gypsy.”

 

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It’s intermission, time is short, and the Cowardly Lion (Seth Caikowski) prepares to get back to his tables with dessert, coffee and bills — and, by necessity, still in costume.

 

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Intermission: Time for pie!

 

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One guess why there are so many wheels backstage. (Hint: Mobile Munchkins!)

 

 

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