The Wiz

The Wiz

Performances June 7-30, 2019

Book by William F. Frown, Music * Lyrics by Charlie Smalls, From the Story "The Winderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
Directed by Alric Davis

It begins on a tumbledown farm in Kansas, but the tornado sets Dorothy and Toto down in a city like Oz. The words are hip and the songs upbeat. After celebrating the demise of the Wicked Witch of the East with the Munchkins, Dorothy departs for the Emerald City with a live yellow brick road. She encounters a cool Scarecrow who wants to join her because he has a feeling he isn't going anywhere; an uptight Tin Man who needs Dorothy's help to hang loose again, and timid Lion who has lost faith in the help he's been getting from an owl. Together they will seek help from the Great Man in the flashy city to make their wishes come true.

Dorothy, a restless Kansas farm girl eager to see more of the world, is transported by a tornado to a magical world of Munchkins, witches, and a yellow brick road. On her way to the Emerald City to meet the Wizard of Oz, who she believes can help her get back home to Kansas, she encounters the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion - friends who help her battle the Wicked Witch of the West and eventually learn that there really is “no place like home.”

Auditions March 31, 2019 3pm and April 1, 2019 at 7pm