The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
meant well with yesterday’s publicity stunt leading up to their theater production for The Wizard of Oz
But things got a little hairy.
Despite what the Gazette
would lead you to believe, it wasn’t all ruby slippers and yellow brick roads. Thanks to an errant breeze and a sharp tree, the kids and other media witnessed a flailing hot-air balloon punctured by a branch and emergency services. FAC communications director Warren Epstein
suffered a broken arm in the incident, but luckily that was the only injury.
And god love the actors, who stayed in character the whole time.