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February 10 - February 19, 2017
Book by William F. Brown
Music & Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Adapted from “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum
A beloved Broadway gem, The Wiz infuses L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" with a dazzling mix of rock, gospel, and soul music. Adapted into a film version featuring Michael Jackson and Diana Ross and recently performed on NBC Live, this timeless tale of Dorothy's adventures through the Land of Oz is a fun, modern musical that is entertaining and delightful for the whole family.
Known as The Super Soul Musical, The Wiz is a fantasy for today; mysterious, opulent and fanciful, a groundbreaking Broadway show that brought Oz to life in a funky sing-along journey down the yellow brick road!
Fall Youth Production, ages 9–15
THE WIZ is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
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