THE WIZARD OF OZ Flies Into Detroit, 6/17-29; Kids' Night Set for Opening

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THE WIZARD OF OZ Flies Into Detroit, 6/17-29; Kids' Night Set for Opening

Broadway In Detroit is delighted to announce that the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play the Detroit Opera House, June 17 - 29, 2014.

Tickets will go on sale Sunday, March 23 at 11 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.broadwayindetroit.com and at the Fisher Theatre box office. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Detroit Opera House box office starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 24.

THE WIZARD OF OZ had its North American premiere on December 20, 2012 in Toronto, ON, at the Ed Mirvish Theatre, where it ran through August 18, 2013.

Starring Windsor, ON native Danielle Wade as Dorothy, who was chosen by the Canadian public through CBC TV's reality show "Over The Rainbow," the tour of THE WIZARD OF OZ is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic. Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this new production contains all the beloved Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg songs from the Oscar-winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The national tour of THE WIZARD OF OZ will feature the same award-winning creative team from London and Toronto: Jeremy Sams (direction), Robert Jones (set and costume design), Arlene Phillips (choreography), Hugh Vanstone (lighting design), Mick Potter (sound design), Jon Driscoll (video/projection design), David Cullen (orchestrations) and Graham Hurman (musical supervision). Animals will be provided by William Berloni.

The national tour of THE WIZARD OF OZ is produced by Bill Kenwright, The Really Useful Group, David Mirvish, Troika Entertainment & Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures.

Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts' desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for all the family.

Performance times for THE WIZARD OF OZ appearing June 17-29, 2014 at the Detroit Opera House, located at 1526 Broadway St., in Detroit, are:

- Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.

- Saturday matinees at 2:00 p.m.

- Sunday matinees at 1:00 p.m.

- Sunday evening performances at 6:30 p.m.

- Sunday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. is a special open captioned performance

- Tuesday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m. is a Kids' Night on Broadway performance; pre-show activities begin at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets for THE WIZARD OF OZ range from $24 - $79 (includes parking and facility fees) and go on sale Sunday, March 23 at 11 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.broadwayindetroit.com and at the Fisher Theatre box office. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Detroit Opera House box office starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 24. Tickets for the special open captioned performance may be purchased in person at the Fisher Theatre box office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext.0. A limited number of premium seats will be available through Ticketmaster and at the box offices. For group sales (12 or more) please email groups@broadwayindetroit.com or call (313) 871-1132. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.

Broadway In Detroit and Michigan Education Savings Plan (MESP) will present THE WIZARD OF OZ Kids' Night on Broadway. Pre-show activities will begin at will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17 in the Detroit Opera House lobby. Kids will have the opportunity to make their very own crafts courtesy of Arts & Scraps, interact with cast members, sample FREE ice cream from Treat Dreams while supplies last, and much more. For Kids' Night, with the purchase of every adult ticket families will receive one kids ticket FREE (18 and under) on select seat locations. Kids' Night tickets are limited and pre-show activities are subject to change. For details and to purchase tickets online, visit www.broadwayindetroit.com/kidsnight.

For more information, visit www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.wizardofozthemusical.com. Follow Broadway in Detroit on Facebook and on Twitter @BroadwayDetroit.

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