Photo Flash: First Look at WIZARD OF OZ at Beijing Playhouse

Beijing Playhouse's production of the munchkinized Christmas musical comedy Wizard of Oz opened at the Beijing stage December 6 and runs through Decmeber 22, 2013. Weekday evenings at 7:30 pm. Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 pm. Performed in English with Chinese subtitles. Check out a first look below!

For more information, visit: http://www.beijingplayhouse.com/

For reservations, email Beijing Playhouse's box office at performance@beijingplayhouse.com. Adults are 260 RMB in advance and 300 RMB at the door. Students and children are half price (130 RMB advance and 150 RMB at the door).

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Photo Flash: First Look at WIZARD OF OZ at Beijing Playhouse

The opening number of Beijing Playhouse's production of the munchkinized Christmas musical comedy Wizard of Oz. The show runs December 6-22, 2013. Audiences celebrate Christmas with Wizard of Oz as they've never experienced it before. The pratfalls and twists of this outrageous audience interactive comedy are guaranteed to deliver rousing holiday fun for the entire family. A fairy tale for the children with a whole level of humor just for the adults.

Photo Flash: First Look at WIZARD OF OZ at Beijing Playhouse

Glenda the Good Witch (Kirsty MacLeod) brings love to all the munchkins. Performed in English with Chinese subtitles.

Photo Flash: First Look at WIZARD OF OZ at Beijing Playhouse

There's a storm a comin' Kansas. Audience members are invited to cheer and boo and hiss as Dorothy and her friends follow the yellow brick road to find Santa, uh, I mean the Wizard. This is not your grandmother's Wizard of Oz. Audiences prepare themselves for a zany twist on a classic story.

Photo Flash: First Look at WIZARD OF OZ at Beijing Playhouse

Glenda the Good Witch (Kirsty MacLeod).

Photo Flash: First Look at WIZARD OF OZ at Beijing Playhouse

Dorothy (May MacLeod) helps Scarecrow (Tiziano Kirchner) get off.

Photo Flash: First Look at WIZARD OF OZ at Beijing Playhouse

Dorothy finds the Tin Man. Toto (Oliver Holmes), Aunt Em (David Ratcliffe), Tin Man (Chris Liam), Dorothy (May MacLeod), and Scarecrow (Tiziano Kirchner).

Photo Flash: First Look at WIZARD OF OZ at Beijing Playhouse

Cowardly Lion (James Taverner) will fight wushu dragon style.

Photo Flash: First Look at WIZARD OF OZ at Beijing Playhouse

Lion and our heroes sing No Guts-a parody of Michael Jackson's Beat It. Tin Man (Chris Liam), Dorothy (May MacLeod), Scarecrow (Tiziano Kirchner), Cowardly Lion (James Taverner), Aunt Em (David Ratcliffe), Toto (Oliver Holmes).

Photo Flash: First Look at WIZARD OF OZ at Beijing Playhouse

Our heroes are caught in the haunted forest. Crew: Directed by Michael Gralapp. Stage manager Jack Guo. Musical director Anna Avdeeva. Choreographer Veronica Ho. Costume Designer Liv Chun. Set Designer Clement Chassagne. Sound designer Ma Siqi. Lighting designer Wang Runjie. Subtitles designer Lampel Joy Solis. Assistant Directors Gregory Joseph Allen, Sandra Jeffrey, Ellen Lickman, David Ratcliffe. Assistant musical director Lioba Grunow. Assistant choreographer Jehanne Fima.

Photo Flash: First Look at WIZARD OF OZ at Beijing Playhouse

Lampel Joy Solis as with Wicked Witch of the West with Chris Verrill as her hunchman Queasy Moto. Beijing Playhouse's Wizard of Oz is sponsored in part by British School of Beijing, Lehman Brown, Beijing Kids, Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, City Weekend, and patrons of the arts, like you

Photo Flash: First Look at WIZARD OF OZ at Beijing Playhouse

Wicked Witch of West (Lampel Joy Solis) rules the day. With her haunted trees: Aiden Jermone Emerson, Lioba Grunow, Elizabeth Hoffman, Jehanne Fima, Mona Bermingham and Eleanor Holmes.

Photo Flash: First Look at WIZARD OF OZ at Beijing Playhouse

In this parody of Hotel California, Dorothy (May MacLeod) is attacked by the Wicked Witch of the West (Lampel Joy Solis), her henchman Queasy Moto (Chris Verrill) and the flying monkeys (Tuzi Tokki, Eleanor Holmes, and Gena Clarke). There's plenty of room at the Western Witch's castle. You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.

Photo Flash: First Look at WIZARD OF OZ at Beijing Playhouse

Wicked Witch of West (Lampel Joy Solis) sweeps up Dorothy (May MacLeod).

Photo Flash: First Look at WIZARD OF OZ at Beijing Playhouse

A parody of Bohemian Rhapsody. She's just a poor girl from a poor family.

Photo Flash: First Look at WIZARD OF OZ at Beijing Playhouse

The final number. Merry, merry Christmas. The cast of Wizard of Oz (or more accurately, The Amazing Adventures of Dorothy Gale in the Middling Kingdome of Oz):

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