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Wiz, The - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Wiz, The

William F. Brown, Charlie Smalls, Timothy Graphenreed

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

6m, 5f, 4m or f

ISBN: 9780573680915

Winner! 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
"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

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

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

CAUTIONS

Animals

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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.
Characters

CASTING

6m, 5f, 4m or f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Local Celebrity Cameo, Minority casting, Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

Plus various small parts, singers and dancers

CHORUS SIZE

Large

AUNT EM - mezzo-soprano
TOTO - a dog
DOROTHY - mezzo-soprano
UNCLE HENRY
TORNADO
MUNCHKINS
ADDAPERLE - mezzo-soprano
YELLOW BRICK ROAD
SCARECROW -  tenor
CROWS
TIN MAN - baritone
LION - baritone
KALIDAHS
POPPIES
GATEKEEPER
FIELD MICE
EMERAL CITY CITIZENS
THE WIZ - tenor
EVILLENE - alto
LORD HIGH UNDERLING
SOLDIER MESSENGER
WINGED MONKEY
GLINDA - alto

Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Medium

MUSICAL STYLE

Pop/Rock, Jazz

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

Piano/Conductor Score (includes Synthesizer)
Reed 1 (Flute, Alto, Saxophone)
Reed 2 (Flute, Alto Saxophone)
Reed 3 (Alto Flute, Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone)
Reed 4 (Oboe, Baritone Saxophone)
Trumpet 1 & 2
Trumpet 3
Horn
Trombone I
Trombone II
Percussion (including Timpani, Bells, Vibraphone, Xylophone—2 books)
Drums
Violins (2 books)
Cello
Bass
Guitar
20 Chorus Books

Media

Song Samples

Prologue

The Feeling We Once Had

Tornado

He's The Wizard

Soon as I Get Home

I Was Born On The Day Before Yesterday

Ease on Down the Road

Slide Some Oil to Me

I'm A Mean Ole Lion

Be A Lion

So You Wanted To See The Wizard

What Would I Do If I Could Feel

Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News

Everybody Rejoice

Y'All Got It!

If You Believe

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