JOIN Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto on their magical journey through the mystical land of Oz to meet the Wizard who can make all their wishes come true in the centre stage production of The Wizard of Oz.
The Parramatta Riverside Theatre show features a star-studded line-up including actor Luke Joslin as the Tin Man, multi-Mo Award winner Adam Scicluna as the Lion and TV star Laura Murphy as Dorothy.
The show also includes 150 local school students as the Munchkins and a community cast of 60 adults.
Quakers Hill resident Jordan Vassallo is the assistant director of the show and has been working on the production since July.
Mr Vassallo said the aim of the production was to bring audiences into the world of Oz.
"It's a massive production," he said.
"We have eight-metre-tall sets and bright costumes and we are working with professional actors.
"We are bringing a professional show."
The theatre production is based on the 1939 classic movie The Wizard of Oz.
"What we are trying to do is to not have actors to copy characters but to interpret the role of the character," Mr Vassallo said.
"We have been working on our own interpretation of the story and to run it and really develop it to a new level."
Although the film was made more than 73 years ago, Mr Vassallo said the story was still relevant in today's society.
"To make it more contemporary we are putting in actors from today which allows them to relate to the audience," he said.
"I guess it's also the journey which shows growth.
"The story shows that life can throw unexpected events or situations at you.
"It shows there are people that may not be nice or people who are very nice and who want to do everything they can to help you."