MusicalComedyRevivalBroadway
Opening Date
May 24, 1984
Closing Date
Jun 03, 1984
1st Preview
May 17, 1984
1st Preview
May 17, 1984
Previews
7
Performances
13
MusicalComedyRevivalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
(May 24, 1984 - Jun 03, 1984)

Description
Soft-rock musical version of the Oz story.

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander
Book by William F. Brown; Music by Charlie Smalls; Lyrics by Charlie Smalls; Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler; Musical Director: Charles H. Coleman; Vocal arrangements by Charles H. Coleman; Dance arrangements by Timothy Graphenreed; Assistant Musical Dir.: John Simmons; "Everybody Rejoice" music and lyrics by Luther Vandross; "Emerald City Ballet (Pssst)" music by Timothy Graphenreed; "Emerald City Ballet (Pssst)" music and lyrics by George Faison
Directed by Geoffrey Holder; Choreography and musical numbers staged by George Faison
Scenic Design by Peter Wolf; Costume Design by Geoffrey Holder; Lighting Design by Paul Sullivan; Hair and Wig Design by Ray Iagnocco; Make-Up Design by Joseph McDevitt; Sound Design by Gary M. Stocker
General Manager: American Theatre Productions, Inc.; Company Manager: Daryl T. Dodson
Production Stage Manager: Jack Welles; Stage Manager: Luis Montero; Assistant Stage Mgr: Nate Barnett
Music Contractor: Jack Jeffers
Dogs trained and handled by Dawn Animal Agency, Inc.; General Press Representative: Max Eisen; Press Representative: Barbara Glenn and Maria Somma; Dance Captain: Sharon Brooks; Assistant to the Director: Leo Holder; Asst. to the Choreographer: Roumel Reaux; Photographer: Kenn Duncan
Dorothy
Aunt Em
Glinda
Addaperle
The Wiz
Evillene
Tinman
Scarecrow
 
Head of the Society of Emerald City
 
Poppy
 
Emerald City Citizen
Emerald City Citizen
Munchkin
 
Sunflower
 
Stranger
 
Emerald City Citizen
Yellow Brick Road
 
Emerald City Citizen
Munchkin
 
Sunflower
 
Chief of the Field Mice
 
Emerald City Citizen
Poppy
 
Emerald City Citizen
Yellow Brick Road
 
Emerald City Citizen
 
Winged Monkey
 
Kalidah
 
Emerald City Citizen
 
Soldier Messenger
Poppy
 
Emerald City Citizen
 
Kalidah
 
Emerald City Citizen
 
Kalidah
 
Field Mouse
 
Emerald City Citizen
 
Lord High Underling
Munchkin
 
Sunflower
 
Stranger
 
Royal Gatekeeper
 
Emerald City Citizen
 
Emerald City Citizen
Kalidah
 
Poppy
 
Emerald City Citizen
Yellow Brick Road
 
Emerald City Citizen
 
Poppy
 
Emerald City Citizen
Yellow Brick Road
 
Emerald City Citizen
Kalidah
 
Emerald City Citizen
Toto
Uncle Henry
 
Munchkin
 
Sunflower
 
Stranger
 
Field Mouse
 
Emerald City Citizen
Understudies: Sharon Brooks (Glinda, Tornado), Carol Dennis (Addaperle), Alfred L. Dove (Winged Monkey), Ann Duquesnay (Aunt Em), Ada Dyer (Dorothy), Germaine Edwards (Scarecrow), Juanita Fleming (Evillene), Lawrence Hamilton (Tinman), Sam Harkness (Lion) and David Weatherspoon (The Wiz)
music by Charlie Smalls; lyrics by Charlie Smalls
(Unless otherwise noted)
Act 1
Sung By
The Feeling We Once Had
Aunt Em
Tornado Ballet
Company
He's the Wizard
Addaperle and Munchkins
Soon as I Get Home
Dorothy
I Was Born on the Day Before Yesterday
Scarecrow and Crows
Ease on Down the Road
Dorothy, Scarecrow and Yellow Brick Road
Slide Some Oil to Me
Tinman, Dorothy and Scarecrow
Mean Ole Lion
Lion
Kalidah Battle
Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion, Kalidahs and Yellow Brick Road
Be a Lion
Dorothy and Lion
Lion's Dream
Lion and Poppies
Emerald City Ballet (Psst)
(music by George Faison and Timothy Graphenreed; lyrics by George Faison)
Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion and Company
So You Wanted to Meet the Wizard
The Wiz
To Be Able to Feel (What Would I Do If I Could Feel)
Tinman
Act 2
Sung By
No Bad News
Evillene
Funky Monkeys
Monkeys
Everybody Rejoice
(music by Luther Vandross; lyrics by Luther Vandross)
Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion and Winkies
Who Do You Think You Are?
Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion
Believe in Yourself
The Wiz
Y'all Got It!
The Wiz
A Rested Body Is a Rested Mind
Glinda
Believe in Yourself (Reprise)
Glinda
Home
Dorothy
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