Picture: 'The Wizard of Oz'

Oriana Bustamonte (right) and Matt Hagerman star in "The Wizard of Oz," onstage at the Osceola Center for the Arts in Kissimmee Aug. 2-11. (Haleigh Dunn / July 18, 2013)

Beloved musical "The Wizard of Oz" will open this Friday, Aug. 2, at the Osceola Center for the Arts. The show, based on the classic book by L. Frank Baum, runs through Aug. 11. Garrett Sanders is directing.

"The Wizard of Oz" film — released in 1939 — has made pop-culture classics out of the songs "Over the Rainbow," "If I Only Had A Brain," "The Merry Old Land of Oz" and more.

The story — seriously, does anyone really need a synopsis of the story? — tells of Midwestern farm girl Dorothy who's transported to a magical land where she makes new friends, battles the Wicked Witch and learns "there's no place like home."

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays.

All tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at http://www.ocfta.com or by calling 407.846.6257, Ext. 0.

The Center is located at 2411 E. Highway 192, between Kissimmee and St. Cloud.