About The Wizard Of Oz
Come witness the globally recognized story of The Wizard of Oz… Only this time, live on stage! The show is a refreshed rendition of the classic 1939 film, maintaining the original storyline but adding new songs and dances for all. Beautifully colored sets. A timeless score, and breathtaking special effects are just a handful of exciting surprising awaiting your presence! The Wizard of Oz is a magical experience for audiences of all ages. Whether you’re a child creating new memories or an adult reminiscing about the past, The Wizard of Oz live on stage will take you on a journey unlike any other!
Did you know that The Wizard of Oz was actually adapted into stage production before the 1939 movie? The show first played in 1902 in Chicago and became successful on Broadway the following year. Since then, there have been a handful of different productions. They all respectively incorporate different influences and no two productions are alike, yet they are alike in the fact that they reached extreme success. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, creators of the 2011 production, wanted the latest rendition of the story to be the best yet. Everything that prior shows had missed, they were going to find a way to include.
Webber and Rice’s production hit the stage on the first of March 2011. Danielle Hope, winner of reality television show Over the Rainbow, got the part of Dorothy. After closing this specific production in 2012, Over the Rainbow brought forth a new Dorothy, Danielle Wade, for a re-opening in 2013. In under 1 year, the production was seen by over 500,00 people. The production remained silent for a little, until the musical began to tour in Australia in 2017.
Awards and Nominations
The musical went on to be nominated and win several different awards. In 2012, it was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, and won the Best Musical Revival and Best Supporting Actress in a Musical Awards at the Whatsonstage.com Theatergoers Choice Awards. At the Dora Awards in 2013, Lisa Horner, actress who played The Wicked Witch of the West, won the Outstanding Performance – Female Award.
The Wizard Of Oz Tickets
Are you ready to leave Kansas with Dorothy? The Wizard of Oz is touring now, coming to a city near you. If you don’t want to miss it, grab your tickets at ScoreBig right now!