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

 
Opening Date: June 23, 1978    
Closing Date: July 1, 1979

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, National Tour
Description: Soft-rock musical version of the Oz story.



Production Staff
Produced by Tom Mallow; Produced in association with James Janek
Book by William F. Brown; Music by Charlie Smalls; Lyrics by Charlie Smalls; Suggested by "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: Joel Alan Levine
Directed by Geoffrey Holder; Choreography and Musical Numbers Staged by George Faison; Assistant Director: Donald Christy
Scenic Design by Peter Wolf; Costume Design by Geoffrey Holder; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Sound Design by Christopher 'Kit' Bond
Company Manager: Sheila R. Phillips
Production Stage Manager: J.S. McKie, Jr.; Stage Manager: Luis Montero; Assistant Stage Mgr: Randy Flood
Press Representative: Barbara Glenn
Cast
Bobby Hill
Lion
Garry Q. Lewis
Scarecrow
Deborah Malone
Dorothy
Bernard J. Marsh
The Wiz
Jai Oscar St. John
Tinman
Annie Joe Edwards
Evillene
Juanita Fleming
Aunt Em
Glinda
John-Ann Washington
Addaperle
Ron Blanco
Yellow Brick Road
Emerald City Citizen
Sharon K. Brooks
Munchkin
Poppy
Emerald City Citizen
Carla Earle
Crow
Kalidah
Emerald City Citizen
Germaine Edwards
Yellow Brick Road
Winged Monkey
Emerald City Citizen
Venida Evans
Munchkin
Field Mouse
Randy Flood
Uncle Henry
Stranger
Royal Gatekeeper
Lord High Underling
Joy Goodson
Poppy
Emerald City Citizen
Harold Johnson
Munchkin
Kalidah
Soldier Messenger
Eddie Jordan
Yellow Brick Road
Emerald City Citizen
Tenita L. Jordan
Munchkin
Field Mouse
Emerald City Citizen
Allison Reneé Manson
Crow
Poppy
Emerald City Citizen
Sheri Moore
Crow
Kalidah
Emerald City Citizen
Stanley Ramsey
Munchkin
Kalidah
Leah Randolph
Tornado
Poppy
Emerald City Citizen
David Robertson
Yellow Brick Road
Emerald City Citizen
Eartha D. Robinson
Field Mouse
Michael Sampson
Kalidah
Emerald City Citizen
Keith Simmons
Kalidah
Emerald City Citizen
Understudy: Randy Flood (Lion)
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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Engagement Dates Theatre City and State
Jun 26, 1979 - Jul 1, 1979 Keller Auditorium Portland, OR
Jun 19, 1979 - Jun 24, 1979 Queen Elizabeth Theatre Vancouver, BC
Jun 5, 1979 - Jun 17, 1979 Paramount Theatre (CA) Oakland, CA
May 20, 1979 - May 20, 1979 Mid-Hudson Civic Center Poughkeepsie, NY
May 17, 1979 - May 19, 1979 Bushnell Hartford, CT
Apr 25, 1979 - Apr 29, 1979 National Arts Centre: Opera Stage Ottawa, ON
Apr 20, 1979 - Apr 22, 1979 Scranton Cultural Center Scranton, PA
Apr 17, 1979 - Apr 19, 1979 Heinz Hall Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 13, 1979 - Mar 18, 1979 San Jose Center For The Performing Arts San Jose, CA
Mar 8, 1979 - Mar 11, 1979 Terrace Theatre at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center Long Beach, CA
Mar 2, 1979 - Mar 3, 1979 Bridges Auditorium Claremont, CA
Feb 26, 1979 - Feb 28, 1979 ASU Gammage Tempe, AZ
Feb 23, 1979 - Feb 24, 1979 Popejoy Hall Albuquerque, NM
Feb 14, 1979 - Feb 16, 1979 Civic Center Music Hall Oklahoma City, OK
Feb 12, 1979 - Feb 12, 1979 T.H. Harris Auditorium Grambling, LA
Feb 7, 1979 - Feb 7, 1979 Frank Erwin Center Austin, TX
Feb 6, 1979 - Feb 6, 1979 Heymann Performing Arts Center Lafayette, LA
Feb 4, 1979 - Feb 4, 1979 Mobile Civic Center Theatre Mobile, AL
Jan 27, 1979 - Jan 27, 1979 Peace Center For The Performing Arts Greenville, SC
Jan 21, 1979 - Jan 23, 1979 Mahaffey Theater For The Performing Arts St. Petersburg, FL
Jan 19, 1979 - Jan 20, 1979 Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, FL
Jan 5, 1979 - Jan 7, 1979 Chrysler Hall Norfolk, VA
Dec 28, 1978 - Jan 2, 1979 Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre Orlando, FL
Dec 17, 1978 - Dec 17, 1978 Broome County Forum Theatre Binghamton, NY
Dec 16, 1978 - Dec 16, 1978 Clemens Center Elmira, NY
Dec 9, 1978 - Dec 9, 1978 Eisenhower Hall Theatre West Point, NY
Nov 20, 1978 - Nov 22, 1978 Macauley Theatre Louisville, KY
Nov 18, 1978 - Nov 19, 1978 Montgomery County's Memorial Hall Dayton, OH
Nov 17, 1978 - Nov 17, 1978 Newlin Hall At Norton Center Danville, KY
Nov 14, 1978 - Nov 16, 1978 Grand Ole Opry House Nashville, TN
Nov 11, 1978 - Nov 12, 1978 Morris Performing Arts Center South Bend, IN
Oct 9, 1978 - Oct 18, 1978 Taft Theatre Cincinnati, OH
Oct 2, 1978 - Oct 4, 1978 Adler Theatre Davenport, IA
Sep 20, 1978 - Sep 21, 1978 Stephens Auditorium at Iowa State Center Ames, IA
Sep 18, 1978 - Sep 19, 1978 Hancher Auditorium Iowa City, IA
Sep 12, 1978 - Sep 17, 1978 Orpheum Theatre - Minneapolis Minneapolis, MN
Sep 8, 1978 - Sep 10, 1978 Stranahan Theater And Great Hall Toledo, OH
Sep 6, 1978 - Sep 6, 1978 Eastman Theater Rochester, NY
Aug 29, 1978 - Sep 3, 1978 Heinz Hall Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 15, 1978 - Aug 27, 1978 Uihlein Hall At Marcus Center Milwaukee, WI
Aug 1, 1978 - Aug 13, 1978 Music Hall At Fair Park Dallas, TX
Jul 18, 1978 - Jul 23, 1978 Chrysler Hall Norfolk, VA
Jul 7, 1978 - Jul 9, 1978 Bushnell Hartford, CT
Jul 4, 1978 - Jul 6, 1978 Place Des Arts Montreal, QC
Jun 23, 1978 - Jul 1, 1978 The Playhouse on Rodney Square Wilmington, DE