The Wizard of Oz (Mueller)

by  Don A. Mueller, L. Frank Baum

Full Length Musical  /  10m, 6f

This musical account of L. Frank Baum's classic story contains all the loving ingredients for popular family audience appeal: an engaging plot, delightful characters, breath-taking action, uproarious comedy and charming music. Further, it is an easy to produce full-length with simplifications of the…

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The Wizard of Oz (Mueller)

by  Don A. Mueller L. Frank Baum

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    10m, 6f
  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

This musical account of L. Frank Baum's classic story contains all the loving ingredients for popular family audience appeal: an engaging plot, delightful characters, breath-taking action, uproarious comedy and charming music. This versitile script can be performed either by an all-adult cast or by a cast that is half children. The children play stage hands, unseen by the cast, but visible to the audience. They move the slippers, a broom, a haystack, and other set pieces. All the time smiling, tip-toing, shhing each other, and generally having a good time. The tunes are both catchy and memorable, and your audience will leave singing or humming one of them. Further, it is an easy-to-produce, full-length musical with simplifications of the already minimal sets. Dorothy's familiar journey from Kansas to Oz is highlighted by her meetings with all the beloved characters: the Munchkins, Glinda the Good Witch, the Wicked Witch, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion.

The charm of this adaptation is its inventiveness: the ruby slippers have a distinct personality, and Dorothy places importance on the meaning of the heart as well as intelligence. This rich and rewarding musical speaks eloquently of hopes, dreams, and friendship.

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Keywords

Friendship

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Church / Religious Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting: A barn interior, then Oz.
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Easy
  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

10m, 6f
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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Flexible casting
  • Room for Extras

Casting Notes

Roles suitable for youth are the mayor and his wife, Tony and Joanie, Hunch and Crunch, and Betty.

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18  piano/Conductor's Score

No chorus books available

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Authors

Don A. Mueller

When a fellow pastor made a suggestion to Rev. Don A. Mueller, then serving a small methodist church in Oakland, CA, Mueller liked the suggestion; Instead of seven dusty sermons on the last words of Jesus from the cross, what about seven playlets. Each reflection one of the sayings of Jesus. Mueller began to write, ...

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L. Frank Baum

Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) was an American author of children's books, best ...

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