The Wizard of Oz

February 11-12, 17-19, 2017 | February 13-17. 2017

Public Performances at the Taft Theatre

February 11-12, 17-19, 2017

Saturday, February 11 at 2 PM*
Sunday, February 12 at 2 PM
Sunday, February 12 at 5 PM
Friday, February 17 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 18 at 2 PM
Saturday, February 18 at 5 PM
Sunday, February 19 at 2 PM

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School Performances at the Taft Theatre

February 13-17. 2017

Monday, February 13 at 10 AM
Monday, February 13 at 12:30 PM^ (Exclusive “sensory-friendly” performance)
Tuesday, February 14 at 10 AM
Tuesday, February 14 at 12:30 PM* (Homeschool Show)
Wednesday, February 15 at 9:30 AM
Wednesday, February 15 at 12 PM
Thursday, February 16 at 9:30 AM
Thursday, February 16 at 12 PM
Friday, February 17 at 9:30 AM
Friday, February 17 at 12 PM

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* Signed for the hearing impaired.
† Show is sold out.
^ Exclusive “sensory-friendly” performance.

Description

​At the Taft Theatre.

A cyclone transports Dorothy, a young Kansas girl, and her dog, Toto, to magical Munchkin Land. Unfortunately, they land right on top of the Wicked Witch of the East! As Dorothy and Toto head down the Yellow Brick Road to find the Wizard and their way back home to Kansas, they meet new friends, each with a wish that they hope The Great Oz can grant for them. A scrawny Scarecrow needs a brain, a rusty Tin Man needs a heart, and a Cowardly Lion needs courage.

Credits

By L. Frank Baum.
With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg.
Background Music by Herbert Stothart.
Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard.
Orchestration by Larry Wilcox.
Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.
Adaptation and support materials for the Young Performers’ Edition. Developed by iTheatrics. Under the supervision of Timothy Allen McDonald.
Directed by Ken Jones.
Choreographed by Maddie Burgoon
Music Directed by Jacob Priddy.

Thematic Connections

Courage and Honor, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Exploring Differences in Others, Exploring Differences Within, Friendship, Growth and Change, Imagination, Kindness, Literary Classic, Literature, Music, Strength of Character, Teamwork, Weather

Grades

preK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12