Are you off to see the wizard?
Based on the original 1939 film starring Judy Garland, the Wizard of Oz brings to life the well-loved and celebrated story of a farm girl, Dorothy and her frisky little dog Toto in the magical world of Oz. After being swept away from Kansas in a tornado that lifts up their entire house they land in Oz where they meet a cowardly lion, heartless Tin Man and a scarecrow without a brain, all of whom have come to life.
The Wizard of Oz background and history
The contemporary version of the classic story features a reimagined concept, with new music and songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Loyd Webber, but nonetheless remains true to the original storyline. What would Dorothy be without the click of those ruby slippers along the legendary Yellow Brick Road? The traditional themes of love, bravery and the importance of home are retained throughout this enchanting modern production.
The new production also features your favourite songs from the original film production, such as the heart wrenching "Over the Rainbow" and playful "We're Off To See The Wizard". There are also several new songs penned by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Everybody loves the timeless story of the Wizard of Oz and no matter how many times you see it, it delights and enchants the senses and warms the heart.
There is one person in Oz who can help Dorothy and Toto get home and that is the Wizard of Oz. To find him she must travel along the Yellow Brick Road and get to Emerald City. On the way she meets Scarecrow, Tin Man and The Cowardly Lion. Highlights of the show include finding the Yellow Brick Road, meeting the lion, Tin man and scarecrow, finding the wizard and of course, all the action with witches and munchkins, most importantly the Wicked Witch of the West!
Dorothy is guided to solve her own problems along the way by Glenda the Good Witch. As the show draws to a close, Dorothy arrives at the throne room of the Wizard. However, in a twist to the tale, the wizard won't return her home until she passes a test. The test is to kill the Wicked Witch! To find out how it ends, get your Wizard of Oz tickets today!
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