University Area CDC Hosts Student Production of The Wizard of Oz

Students of DeArmon Creative Arts School & Theater (C.A.S.T.) present the classic fantasy, The Wizard of Oz May 8-10, at the University Area Community Development Corporation’s (UACDC) Community Center Complex
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May 5, 2014 - PRLog -- TAMPA, Fla. – (May 5, 2014) – Follow the Yellow Brick Road with the students of DeArmon Creative Arts School & Theater (C.A.S.T.) in their production of the classic fantasy, The Wizard of Oz May 8, 9 and 10, at the University Area Community Development Corporation’s (UACDC) Community Center Complex, located at 14013 North 22nd Street in Tampa.

“At the UACDC, we work to improve the economic, educational and social levels of University Area residents and we are thankful to DeArmon C.A.S.T. for choosing our facility for its production of The Wizard of Oz,” said UACDC’s Director of Development Ronnie Oliver. “With 95 percent of our area’s residents below the poverty level, funds from our facility rentals help to provide youth programs, adult education and resource assistance, free of charge.”

One of America’s best-known stories in American pop culture, The Wizard of Oz follows the adventures of Dorothy Gale after she is swept away from her Kansas farm by a cyclone. After landing in the magical land of Oz, Dorothy embarks on a thrilling journey alongside the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion. Tickets may be purchased in advance at

The University Area Community Center Complex is a 50,000-square-foot multi-purpose center that is the focal point of the community while providing critical services to thousands of residents.  It contains classrooms, community rooms, a fitness center, gymnasium and playground as well as a performance stage along with music, art and dance studios.

The community center offers 21 fully-equipped rooms and areas available for rent that can accommodate 10 to 1,200 people. For questions about the UACDC or its facility rentals, email, or call 813-558-5212.

About the UACDC

The University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc. (UACDC) is a 501(c)(3) public/private partnership whose mission is children and family development, crime prevention and commerce growth. Its primary focus is the redevelopment and sustainability of the at-risk areas surrounding the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida. The UACDC was named Nonprofit of the Year for Public and Societal Benefit by the Tampa Bay Business Journal in 2011 and 2012. It is headquartered in the University Area Community Center Complex, owned by Hillsborough County and operated by the UACDC, which is located at 14013 North 22nd Street in Tampa. For more information about UACDC, please visit, or call Dan Jurman at 813-558-5212, ext. 208.

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