The Wizard of Oz

Slip on your ruby slippers and follow the yellow brick road with Dorothy. Itís an exciting, musical adventure as Dorothy and Toto take advice from the Good Witch, wander through Munchkin land and try to outrun the Wicked Witch on their way to find the Wizard of Oz. Help the Scarecrow get his brain, the Tin Man have a heart, the Cowardly Lion find some courage and get Dorothy back home to Kansas in this classic family story.

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by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
American Theater Group and Producing Artistic Director James Vagias present the Tony Award-winning musical The Bridges of Madison County at the South Orange Performing Arts Center June 20-30. Based on the best-selling novel and hit film starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller was developed by the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and Marsha Norman (The Color Purple, The Secret Garden, 'night Mother).
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019
Follow the yellow brick road to fun school holiday entertainment as the Young Australian Broadway Chorus presents The Wizard of Oz - Young Performers Edition at the University of Melbourne's Union Theatre from July 10-13, 2019. This fabulous one hour show features all the best-loved songs from the screen classic including Over the Rainbow, If I Only Had a Brain, Ding Dong the Witch is Dead and many more.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019
Spotlight Youth Theatre, a Staten Island Performing Arts Academy & and theatre company for young performers; 8 - 18 years, will be taking you down the yellow brick road in the rocking musical, THE WIZ. Performances will be taking place at Haugen Hall Theatre at Staten Island Academy
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019
Peterborough New Theatre announces Strictly Come Dancing Winner Katya Jones will lead this year's pantomime spectacular - The Wizard of Oz - in her pantomime debut as Glinda the Good Witch - 14 - 31 December*
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
Two local students are on their way to New York City next month to compete in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards - also known as the Jimmy Awards - representing Palm Beach County. The students will also experience a weeklong musical theater intensive with Broadway artists, thanks to being selected the top student performers at the second annual Kravis Center Dream Awards.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019
The Flamingo Kid, inspired by the 1984 Garry Marshall coming-of-age film starring Matt Dillon is now on stage in Hartford! What did the critics think? Read all the reviews!
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019
Theatre UCF presents the second annual Pegasus PlayLab, a festival dedicated to developing plays by emerging playwrights. Audiences can hear three staged readings, watch a full developmental production and participate in discussions with the playwrights, casts and directors throughout June.
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2019
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce a fourth bonus show for the 2019 Mainstage Season entitled My Witch: The Stories of Margaret Hamilton (July 17-21). The show is a new play by John Ahlin which is about the life of Margaret Hamilton, who played the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz. Will Pomerantz, Bay Street's Associate Artistic Director, is directing the production. Will also directed the sellout smash Evita last summer at Bay Street Theater. Margaret Hamilton is portrayed by Jean Tafler (The Deadly Spawn and Una: A Dark Faerie Tale).
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
Club Tropicana is from the producers of the hit UK tour of Hairspray. It is set at the Club Tropicana hotel, where the drinks are - of course - free.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
Patio Playhouse President Steve Warrick and General Manager Cassiopeia Guthrie joined San Pasqual High School staff, students, and community members at the annual Senior Awards Tea on Thursday, May 23rd, awarding an $850 scholarship to high school senior and performer Dylan Nalbandian.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019
Quintessence Theatre Group, a professional theatre company located in the Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, turns ten years old during the 2019-20 season. The company is celebrating with a series of programming that highlights the magic and dreams of the theatre with a season that features a span of work unlike anything that Quintessence has produced before. Subscriptions are currently available.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2019
The story of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" has gone through many incarnations over the years: An American fairytale, a Broadway extravaganza, one of the first technicolor MGM movie musicals, and the 1989 West End holiday musical. Now, complete with dancing Munchkins and flying monkeys, Sierra Rep is delighted to present The Wizard of Oz this summer at the Historic Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Park. The book is by John Kane, music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg. It has additional background music by Herbert Stothart. It is based on the novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum and the 1939 film version written by Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson and Edgar Allan Woolf. This production will be co-directed by Scott Viets and Jerry Lee, who previously teamed up for Holiday Jukebox and The Robber Bridegroom. The production sponsor is DSN Outdoor.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
The Fonseca Theatre Company announces that the Midwest Premiere of Miss You Like Hell will open July 12th at the Kinney Group (2425 W Michigan Street) and continues through July 28th.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
'The Names' written by Seattle based playwright Paul Lewis will be presented by Actress, and producing artist Maylin Castro. The Names will be part of The Field Organization's (501C3), Annual Field Day Works in Progress, Presenting six early career artists of the Field and excerpts of current work. Presentations will be held at the Gibney Dance Center, June 15th &30:-9:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
We're off to see the wonderful Wizard of Oz at The Jerusalem Theatre June 10!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
Do dreams really come true somewhere over the rainbow? Follow us down the yellow brick road to find out!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
Immersion Theatre have announced casting for their 2019 summer tour of Shakespeare's magical, A Midsummer Night's Dream.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
It was the most anticipated night of the year by high school theater programs across the state of Washington: The 17th Annual 5th Avenue Theatre Awards Honoring High School Musicals, proudly sponsored by Wells Fargo with additional support from Alaska Airlines. Presented at The 5th Avenue Theatre, more than 2,000 teenagers, many in costumes representing their schools' musical theater productions, cheered for their peers as they performed musical excerpts and accepted awards honoring top student achievements in musical theater. The acclaimed event, directed this year by Kat Ramsburg, handed out awards in 21 categories ranging from Outstanding Overall Musical Production to Outstanding Lobby Display.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
Tiger Style! by Mike Lew, an outrageous and cutting satire of Asian-American identity, completes Olney Theatre Center's 81st season in the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab (July 17 - August 18, 2019). The production is directed by the boundary-pushing director Natsu Onoda Power, who recently pulled off the rare feat of winning two Helen Hayes Awards (one for direction, one for design) in a single evening. Invited press night is Saturday, July 20 at 7:45pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
The Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland has today announced the principal company for the UK and Ireland tour of the landmark musical THE LION KING which will open in Bristol in September 2019 before moving on to Edinburgh in December 2019. Further cities will be announced in due course.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Cast includes recognizable Canadian Actors from Schitt's Creek, The Handmaid's Tale, CBC, Over the Rainbow, Toronto's Kinky Boots, Tweed & Co favourites, and Artistic Director Tim Porter in a lead role!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
On July 12th, Backstreet Boy Howie D will release his debut family album, WHICH ONE AM I?, a collection of songs that offer musical reflections of his own childhood, as a young Howie Dovercomes his insecurities to discover his true self
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Granbury Theatre Company announced its 2020 Broadway on the Brazos season at the historic Granbury Opera House in Downtown Granbury.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Elm Street Cultural Arts Village goes over the rainbow and down the yellow brick road with The Wizard of Oz, a faithful stage adaption of the classic 1939 film. Dorothy Gale, a young farm girl, dreams of more when suddenly she and her dog Toto are swept away to the magical land of Oz. Now on a journey to get home, she comes across new friends such as the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion, all hoping to meet the Wizard of Oz.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
William F. Brown, the Tony-nominated American writer who is best known for his libretto to the long-running Broadway musical The Wiz, died on June 23 in Westport, CT, according to his longtime wife and collaborator, Tina Tippit. He was 91.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
TheaterWorks presents THE WIZARD OF OZ as their summer production at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts. The epic fantasy adventure given to us by L. Frank Baum and Warner Bros. Pictures is on stage July 12 - 28, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
The Crazy Coqs Presents: Pride at the Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Theatre in the Park opens the second outdoor production of its 50th season on Friday, June 21. Performances of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG continue Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23, and Wednesday, June 26th through Saturday, June 29th.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Extra! Extra! This just in! Disney's sensational blockbuster musical Newsies leaps onto the stage at the Huron Country Playhouse in Grand Bend for three weeks only. This exciting mega-musical, and winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Choreography, will entertain audiences of all generations with its heart, humour, and high-energy dancing from June 27 to July 13.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019
'The Wizard of Oz: A Jazz Musical for All Ages,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater (HRT) and Yip Harburg Foundation, has been extended through January 11, 2020 due to continuing and steady audience interest. The production has played since October 8, 2016 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan, and has previously been extended seven times.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and Flying Elephant Productions present TILL, the emotional and moving true story of Emmett and Mamie Till, with music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz and book by Leo Schwartz and DC Cathro. NJ Agwuna directs a cast of six, including Taylor A. Blackman (Regional: Fun Home, Mamma Mia, Hello Dolly, Ragtime), Tyla Collier (Off-Broadway: Sistas the Musical), Dwelvan David (1st national tours: Finding Neverland; The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess), Judith Franklin (Broadway: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical), Denielle Marie Gray (NationalIntl. Touring: background singer for Patti Labelle & others) and Devin L. Roberts (Broadway: The Lion King, Cabin In The Sky). Five performances will be staged at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center in New York City from July 23-28, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
Legendary film composer John Williams conducts a brand-new album of many of his beloved movie themes in stunning new adaptations written especially for his superstar violinist friend and collaborator Anne-Sophie Mutter. Recorded in Hollywood, Across the Stars will be released on 30 August on Deutsche Grammophon and includes familiar themes from blockbuster films including Star Wars and Harry Potter, as never heard before.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples' premier professional regional theater, will be going somewhere over the rainbow this summer. Tickets are available for Gulfshore Playhouse Education's production of "The Wizard of Oz" June 27 at 7 p.m. and June 28 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
Montalvo Arts Center invites movie-lovers to sit under the stars and enjoy classic movies with Sunset Cinemas. Part of its Summer Nights Series, the free screenings of The Wizard of Oz, Grease, and Jaws will take place on the front lawn of Montalvo, where guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or low chair to set up. Beer, wine, and snacks will also be available for purchase on-site.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
Today, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre announced a brand new season of shows, taking audiences into the summer of 2020 with a variety of hit musicals, classic dramas, one night concerts, opera, dance and comedy.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
Julien's Auctions, the world-record breaking auction house, held its two-day marquee Hollywood auction event, LEGENDS June 13-14, 2019 at The Standard Oil Building in Beverly Hills in front of a buzzing crowd of collectors and fans bidding live on the floor, online and on the phone across the globe.
by Troy Frisby - Jun 14, 2019
It's hard to dream up a better way to kick off LGBTQ Pride Month than with a Judy Garland-themed concert hosted by a queer artist and raising money for an LGBTQ organization.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
NBC's annual ¬ďMacy's 4th of July Fireworks¬ģ Spectacular¬Ē returns for a night of beautiful fireworks and musical performances by the biggest names in music.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
Moonlight Stage Productions opens its 39th summer season with the hit show that has won more Tony Awards than any other musical. Mel Brooks' 'The Producers' comes to the Moonlight Amphitheatre for the first time June 12 to June 29 at 8:00 p.m. Featuring the Broadway national tour sets and costumes, this comedic masterpiece is based on Mel Brooks' 1968 film of the same name.
by Steve Wilson - Jun 12, 2019
You're not in Kansas anymore Toto, you're at The Starlight Theatre in Kansas City for the opening night of THE WIZARD OF OZ. Based on the 1939 film classic, THE WIZARD OF OZ opened on Monday, June 10 and runs through Sunday, June 16. Philip Wm. McKinley directs his 13th production with Starlight Theatre, an accomplishment which was celebrated before the program began.'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
This summer, Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents the 75-minute musical stage adaptation of the timeless 1939 MGM film The Wizard of Oz, directed by Brian Hill and choreographed by Kenny Ingram. Based on the landmark novel by L. Frank Baum and featuring music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, The Wizard of Oz promises to be the perfect outing for audiences of all ages at Chicago Shakespeare's home on Navy Pier all summer long, July 6-August 25, 2019 with performances on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. and Thursdays-Sundays at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
Andrea McArdle debuts a brand new show at Feinstein's/54 Below on Thursday, June 20 - 22, 2019! During this very special run she celebrates The Great American Songbook, Broadway, and contemporary music. With Andrea's soaring vocals, audiences will be taken on a musical journey filled with reminiscing and anecdotes about the legends she has met and worked with and the songs that became the soundtrack of America.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
More than 22 local school theatre programs were represented tonight at the inaugural Miami Valley High School Theatre Awards (MVHSTA) Showcase, held at the Schuster Center. The Tony Awards-inspired showcase honored schools, students, and directors for artistic excellence in high school theatre during the 2018-2019 school year. The evening began with an opening number, 'This Is Me' from THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, and closed with 'You Will Be Found' from DEAR EVAN HANSEN, performed by more than 50 local theatre students. Emcee, Leah Thomas, MVSTA adjudicator and coordinator, announced awards for Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Production of a Best, Lead Actress and Lead Actor as well as awards for technical theatre and direction, to name a few.
by Sarah Hookey - Jun 11, 2019
Riverbank Theatre presents Moonlight and Magnolias, written by Ron Hutchinson and directed by Brittany Everitt Smith. Moonlight and Magnolias will open on Friday, June 14th at The Snug Theatre located at 160 S. Water Street in downtown Marine City.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
The Renaissance Players announce their production of The Wizard of Oz opening June 21, 2019. Directed by Marilyn Fair, this family favorite features the well-known songs and scenes from the classic movie.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for the UK premiere of the musical of Robert James Waller's bestselling novel The Bridges of Madison County in a new staging by Trevor Nunn.
by Alan Portner - Jun 1, 2019
Starlight Theatre's opening offering for the 2019 summer season 'Rock Of Ages' was the single most disagreeable theatrical experience in more than fifty years spent attending live theater.  The performance of this rude, crude tribute to 1980s rock bands was probably OK, but it was impossible to hear.  Seated directly behind us was a group of ten who competed with the performers with full voice sing-a-longs, continuous hoots-hollars, yelled commentary, hand clapping, and finger snapping.