UPS for DownS Theatre Company presents

THE WIZARD OF OZ Young Performers Edition

Community-based musical theatre for people with Down syndrome, friends & peers.

 Many roles are double cast, so select your dates carefully if you are coming to see a specific performer in a particular role.

Prairie Center for the Arts performance dates:

Thursday, February 1

Friday, February 2 

Saturday, February 3

Sunday, February 4

West Leyden High School performance dates:

Saturday, February 10

Sunday, February 11


PRESALE:  $12 per show   •   ALL SHOW PASS:  $50 for any or all shows   •   AT THE DOOR:  $15 per show (if not sold out)


Why does my friend with Down Syndrome act differently than other kids?

People with Down syndrome have difficulty with language and talking.  Many kids want to interact and play with their friends, but don't know how, are afraid they won't be understood, or afraid they will be told "no, you can't play". Some kids with Down syndrome get overwhelmed when too many things are going on at the same time.

Can I help my Friend?

Yes! Play with and talk to people with Down syndrome. If they are having trouble playing a game, give them time and a little extra help or ask them what game they would like to play. Be clear in what you are saying. Find out what your friend likes to do. Just hang out together and see what happens. You are more alike than you are different.