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Professor Marvel (Kevin McGuire) weaves a tall tale as he talks to Dorothy Gale (Adia Bell) in a scene from "The Wizard of Oz."

ALBANY, N.Y. — Stage director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill freely acknowledges she loves plays “that have a message that we should all love one another.” What better choice, then, for a holiday season in divisive times than “The Wizard of Oz”?

A stage adaptation of the classic 1939 film musical comes to the stage Friday, Nov.

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Jeffrey Borak is The Eagle's theater critic.