Based on the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz which was an adaptation of a 1900 novel by L. Frank Baum, Wizard of Oz is an adaptation is by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams. The musical uses all of the Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg songs from the film and includes new songs and additional music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and additional lyrics by Tim Rice. This show marks Rice and Lloyd Webber's first production together in the West End in over three decades. The infamous and beloved duo added several new songs to the film's score, including a song for the two witches to sing to hopefully fill the gaps of what they think is missing in earlier stage versions of the show. The production initially opened in London's West End after previews in February 2011 before opening on March, 2011. The production, directed by Jeremy Sams, chose the actress playing Dorothy, Danielle Hope, on a television show titled Over The Rainbow. She is accompanied by seasoned actors Michael Crawford as the Wizard and Hannah Waddingham as the Wicked Witch of the West. The runner of of the program, Sophie Evans, serves as the understudy, playing Dorothy on Tuesday evenings and when Hope is on vacation.
Wizard of Oz Tickets-Synopsis
As a live musical celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM, audiences are invited to journey back to Emerald City with iconic characters such as Dorothy, Toto, The Scarecrow, The Lion, The Tinman and the two witches. As they travel the path of the Yellow Brick Road to the magical Land of Oz, they sing and celebrate many classic songs such as Over the Rainbow, Ding Dong the Witch is Dead, and If I Only Had A Brain.
Wizard of Oz Tickets- Tour Information
Now on it's third year of a national tour, The Wizard of Oz has announced a new slate of dates for the 2010-2011 season, which will begin its third year on the road with an engagement in York, Pennsylvania on November 20.Tour stops will include destinations in St. Louis , Salt Lake City, Hartford, Atlanta, San Diego, and more. As this famous ensemble continues to delight audiences worldwide, fans can find Wizard of Oz tickets at seatgeek.com.