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The Wiz   Tour   The musical version of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"

 
Opening Date: September 16, 1983    
Closing Date: May 13, 1984

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, National Tour
Description: Soft-rock musical version of the Oz story.
Comments: This touring production came to Broadway, opening on May 24, 1984 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.



Production Staff [See More]
Produced by Tom Mallow, James Janek and The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Book by William F. Brown; Music by Charlie Smalls; Lyrics by Charlie Smalls; Based on "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum; Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler; Vocal arrangements by Charles H. Coleman; Dance arrangements by Timothy Graphenreed; Musical Director: Charles H. Coleman
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; Sound Design by Gary M. Stocker; Hair and Wig Design by Ray Iagnocco; Make-Up Design by Joseph McDevitt
General Manager: American Theatre Productions, Inc.; Company Manager: Daryl T. Dodson
Production Stage Manager: Jack Welles; Stage Manager: Luis Montero
General Press Representative: Max Eisen; Press Representative: Barbara Glenn and Maria Somma; Photographer: Kenn Duncan
Cast
Stephanie Mills
Dorothy
Gregg Baker
Lion
Ann Duquesnay
Glinda
Juanita Fleming
Aunt Em
Carl Hall
The Wiz
Ella Mitchell
Evillene
Howard Porter
Tinman
Charles Valentino
Scarecrow
John-Ann Washington
Addaperle
Sharon Brooks
Tornado
Poppy
Emerald City Citizen
Paula Anita Brown
Crow
Poppy
Emerald City Citizen
Carol Dennis
Munchkin
Sunflower
Stranger
Head of the Society of Emerald City
Alfred L. Dove
Yellow Brick Road
Emerald City Citizen
Ada Dyer
Munchkin
Sunflower
Chief of the Field Mice
Emerald City Citizen
Germaine Edwards
Yellow Brick Road
Winged Monkey
Emerald City Citizen
Tanya Gibson
Poppy
Emerald City Citizen
Jasmine Guy
Crow
Kalidah
Emerald City Citizen
Lawrence Hamilton
Munchkin
Kalidah
Lord High Underling
Emerald City Citizen
Sam Harkness
Munchkin
Sunflower
Stranger
Royal Gatekeeper
Emerald City Citizen
Gigi Hunter
Kalidah
Emerald City Citizen
Dwight Leon
Yellow Brick Road
Emerald City Citizen
Daryl Richardson
Poppy
Emerald City Citizen
Marvin Roberson
Crow
Kalidah
Soldier Messenger
Emerald City Citizen
David Robertson
Yellow Brick Road
Emerald City Citizen
Martial Roumain
Kalidah
Emerald City Citizen
David Weatherspoon
Uncle Henry
Munchkin
Sunflower
Stranger
Swings: Sheri Moore and De Lawrence J. Young
Understudies: Sharon Brooks (Glinda), 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), Daryl Richardson (Tornado) 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
Wonder Why Dorothy
Don't Cry Girl Dorothy
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
Home Dorothy
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Engagement Dates Theatre City and State
Apr 17, 1984 - May 13, 1984 Orpheum Theatre - San Francisco San Francisco, CA
Apr 3, 1984 - Apr 8, 1984 Lyric Opera House Baltimore, MD
Mar 6, 1984 - Apr 1, 1984 Forrest Theatre Philadelphia, PA
Feb 21, 1984 - Mar 4, 1984 Masonic Temple Theatre Detroit, MI
Feb 14, 1984 - Feb 19, 1984 Music Hall (Cleveland) Cleveland, OH
Feb 7, 1984 - Feb 12, 1984 Fox Theatre - St. Louis St. Louis, MO
Jan 24, 1984 - Feb 5, 1984 Masonic Temple Theatre Detroit, MI
Dec 27, 1983 - Jan 22, 1984 Shubert Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Nov 22, 1983 - Dec 18, 1983 Warner Theatre Washington, DC
Nov 15, 1983 - Nov 20, 1983 Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA
Nov 8, 1983 - Nov 13, 1983 Benedum Center Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 5, 1983 - Nov 6, 1983 CIBC Theatre Chicago, IL
Sep 16, 1983 - Oct 2, 1983 Shubert Theatre at the Boch Center Boston, MA