The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical “Wonderful Wizard of Oz”

The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical “Wonderful Wizard of Oz”

Musical




Overview


Synopsis

The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” is a glorious musical retelling of Frank Baum’s “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” set in the context of African-American culture. With an infectious funky soul score and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, The Wiz brought renewed relevance to a timeless classic. The 1975 Broadway production was like nothing Broadway had ever seen, and ultimately won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score.


Characters

Male

Lead

Tenor

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano

Male

Lead

Baritone



Show Information

Lyrics:
Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
Tony Award ®
Best Musical 1975
First Produced:
1974
Genres
Comedy, Fairy Tale/Fantasy
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
1930s, kansas, the land of oz
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Medium
Dancing
Some Dance
Licensor:
Ideal For
high school, college, community, dinner theatre, professional theatre, large stage
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, young adult characters

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