Why See The Wizard of Oz?
We're Off To See The Wizard!
Click together those ruby slippers because it's time to journey back to Oz! Journey down the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy as she learns about love, bravery and the true meaning of home, and meets some very special friends along the way.
This enchanting tale is one of the most beloved musicals of all time, of course made famous by the 1939 Judy Garland movie. This new production boasts all the classic songs from the movie, such as Over the Rainbow and We're Off To See The Wizard, alongside specially written new numbers from the legendary duo of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
This stage musical is an unshakeable piece of American pop culture, and never fails to life the spirits every time!
WHAT IS The Wizard Of Oz ABOUT?
After being swept up in a tornado, farmgirl Dorothy and her beloved dog Toto find themselves in the land of Oz, a place full of all kinds of fantastical creatures, from witches to munchkins. There is one man who may be able to help her return home to Kansas - The fabled Wizard of Oz, who lives in Emerald City.
So Dorothy sets off along the Yellow Brick Road in her quest, and befriends the Scarecrow, Tin Man and The Cowardly Lion along the way. This ragtag band of misfits must band together to both reach their destination and thwart the evil plans of the Wicked Witch of the West.
Performance date: 25 April 2018
Suitable for all the family, although the Wicked Witch of the West might be a bit scary for very young children.
And before you stop reading
Images: Luk Monsaert
Cast and Creative
Sarah Lasko as Dorothy
Mark A. Harmon as Professor Marvel/The Wizard
Shani Hadjian as the Wicked Witch of the West
Aaron Fried as Lion
Jay McGill as Tin Man
Morgan Reynolds as Scarecrow
Rachel Womble as Glinda.
Randy Charleville as Uncle Henry
Emmanuelle Zeesman as Auntie Em
Ensemble: Victoria Abhalter, Danielle Behrens, Amy Button, Will Geoghegan, Beau Hutchings, Nick Morgan, Justin G. Nelson, Nick Picknally, Corey Rives, Dominick Sannelli, Jenna Brooke Scannelli, Maggie Spicer, Alex Swift, Jake Vacanti, Adam Vanek, Shannon Walsh, Kaley Were, Kyle White and Dorsey Ziller.
Story adapted from the 1939 MGM movie by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Jeremy Sams
Music & Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg
Additional Music & Lyrics by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Directed by Jeremy Sams
Set & Costume Design by Robert Jones
Choreography by Arlene Phillips
Lighting Design by Hugh Vanstone
Sound Design by Mick Potter
Video/Projection Design by Jon Driscoll & Daniel Brodie
Orchestrations by David Cullen
Musical Supervision by Graham Hurman
Animals provided by William Berloni
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