Full Length Musical
Fantasy, Adaptations (Literature)
120 minutes (2 hours)
Settings Of Play - Kansas and the Land of Oz
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Animal spot, Local Celebrity Cameo, Special Effects
Competition or audition material
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Elaborate / High Volume Costumes, Fantasy Costumes
Fairy Tales, Friendship, Parenting/Family
Appropriate for all audiences
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Tony, From Broadway
Winner! 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
The New Musical Version of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum. Move on down the Road! Winner of 7 Tony awards, this beloved Broadway musical sets Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul! This beloved classic musical is one of the most popular selection in the Samuel French Catalog, and is appropriate for theatres at all levels.
Adapted into a film version featuring Michael Jackson and Diana Ross.
"Radiates so much energy you can hardly sit in your seat...great fun." - The New York Post
"A continuous festival of movement...splendid character songs." - WWD
"A carnival of fun...wickedly amusing show." - Time
"A virtual musical circus...driving rhythms, soaring songs...boisterous, exuberant." -WABC TV
The Wiz was first presented by Ken Harper on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre in New York City on January 5, 1975. It was directed by Geoffrey Holder.