TGS TV Week Nine

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What is TGS TV?

A free and easy online hub to incorporate theatre and the arts into your daily schedule of distance learning at home. Each week, we’ll share a new theme with corresponding educational resources to enhance your child’s learning experience and have a little fun too. No training required! 

May 18 -22

Join us as we journey through the Wonderful World of OZ!

It’s back to the Wizard of Oz we will go!

Just follow the yellow brick road.
A memory lane if there ever was one –
A favorite Growing Stage show.
A story of courage and brains, heart and home –
A scarecrow, a lion, a witch,
A girl and a Tinman and monkeys who fly
And jitterbugs to make you twitch!
It’s a journey to find what the characters need
Through humor, adventure, and song.
There’s friendship and loyalty, family and hope –
Which, of course, they all had all along.
Your yellow brick road leads from your home to ours
Where we’ll entertain, teach, and explore.
Like all of the characters you’ll meet in Oz
You’ve a real happy ending in store!
-Laura Petrie, TGS Veteran Artist

Let’s Get Started!


Let’s start by watching the trailer of our 2018 production of THE WIZARD OF OZ!

“We’re off the see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz.” The Growing Stage has traveled down the yellow brick road to Oz over 10 times in our 38 year history. This magical story is near and dear to our hearts. It tells the tale of a young girl’s journey to find her way back home. Along the way, she makes new friends and faces many challenges, but in the end, with determination and the help of her new friends, she finds her way back home.
The Growing Stage has mirrored Dorothy’s story in many ways. We have made many new friends, creating wonderful memories, faced many challenges and in the end, with determination and the support of our friends, we found our way to our home – The Palace Theatre in Netcong, NJ.

The Growing Stage has done eight different productions of The Wizard of Oz over the past 38 seasons! Each one unique and filled with talented professional and young emerging artists. We have also traveled back to Oz with Dorothy for more adventures in Time Again in Oz and Ozma of Oz. Then, 20 years ago, we embarked on a new journey with The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, creating four different productions over time. Of course, none of this would have been possible without the wonderful books of L. Frank Baum from which these musicals and plays were adapted!



Now that you have been introduced into the world of OZ, let’s PLAY!

First up, let’s warm-up our ACTOR’S TOOLS! Click here for instructions.

Be PROUD! —> SHARE your work (photos, videos) on our Facebook Page.  Use hashtag: #PlayLearnGrowTGS OR E-Mail us at 


Now that you’re a Greek Myth expert, check out these additional resources:

  • Reading List: Check out these inspiring books – ENJOY!  Click here
  • Printables: Activity Pages  Click here
  • Recipes: Try these simple and delicious KID FRIENDLY recipes. Click here
  • Check out some OZ Inspired CRAFTS! Click here
  • Additional VIDEO LINKS: Continue your exploration of Wonderful World of OZ. Click here
  • BONUS: Check out the Activity Guide from our 2018 production of THE WIZARD of OZ. Click here

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JOIN US each day on as we share BONUS  CONTENT (Videos, Recipes, Games and MORE)!

Help Us Continue to Offer Programs Like TGS TV:

The Growing Stage is 501-c-3 designated organization by the IRS and registered with the Office of the NJ Attorney General. Urgent contributions are needed to keep our limited programming flowing to the young people and families throughout northern New Jersey that depend on The Growing Stage – The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey. Funding will not only support the theatre’s efforts in keeping its staff employed and ensure that productions can resume as soon as possible for its artists – it allows for efforts such as this to be developed and sustained throughout this current health crisis. Help is needed, perhaps more than ever, to keep the creativity open to our families while the theatre doors are shut. As always, your consideration is appreciated.