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

 
Opening Date: June 15, 1976    
Closing Date: July 7, 1979

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



Production Staff
Produced by Ken Harper
Book by William F. Brown; Music by Charlie Smalls; Lyrics by Charlie Smalls; Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler; Dance arrangements by Timothy Graphenreed; Musical Director: Charles H. Coleman
Directed by Geoffrey Holder; Musical Staging & Choreography by George Faison
Scenic Design by Tom H. John; Costume Design by Geoffrey Holder; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Sound Design by Richard J.C. Miller
Cast
Ben Harney
Tinman
Ted Ross
Lion
(Jun 15, 1976 - Sep 1976)
Valentino
Scarecrow
Ren Woods
Dorothy
(Jun 15, 1976 - Sep 22, 1976)
Vivian Bonnell
Addaperle
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Aunt Em
(Jun 15, 1976 - Sep 1976)
Glinda
(Jun 15, 1976 - Sep 1976)
André De Shields
The Wiz
(Jun 15, 1976 - Jan 09, 1977)
Ella Mitchell
Evillene
Ruth Ashton
Emerald City Citizen
George Bell
Emerald City Citizen
Regina Bell
Emerald City Citizen
Linda Booth
Munchkin
Xavier Chatman
Yellow Brick Road
Caroline Dennis
Emerald City Citizen
Paul Hoskins
Yellow Brick Road
Leon Jackson
Yellow Brick Road
Christina Kimball
Tornado
Kutee
Munchkin
Edward Love
Yellow Brick Road
Eleanor McCoy
Crow
Charlotte Neveu
Crow
Joni Palmer
Munchkin
Ken Prymus
Uncle Henry
Royal Gatekeeper
Lord High Underling
Roumel Reaux
Crow
Keith Simmons
Munchkin
Marcy Thomas
Emerald City Citizen
John Valentine
Emerald City Citizen
William Valentine
Emerald City Citizen
Tony Walker
Munchkin
Lewis Whitlock
Emerald City Citizen
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Engagement Dates Theatre City and State
Jun 26, 1979 - Jul 7, 1979 Copley San Diego, CA
May 29, 1979 - Jun 16, 1979 New Orleans Theatre Of The Performing Arts New Orleans, LA
Mar 20, 1979 - May 26, 1979 National Theatre Washington, DC
Feb 27, 1979 - Mar 17, 1979 Clowes Memorial Hall Indianapolis, IN
Jan 31, 1979 - Feb 25, 1979 Civic Opera House Chicago, IL
Jan 9, 1979 - Jan 27, 1979 Music Hall (Houston) Houston, TX
Dec 19, 1978 - Jan 7, 1979 Stifel Theatre St. Louis, MO
Nov 28, 1978 - Dec 16, 1978 Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA
Nov 7, 1978 - Nov 26, 1978 Morris A. Mechanic Theatre Baltimore, MD
Sep 19, 1978 - Nov 5, 1978 Forrest Theatre Philadelphia, PA
Aug 1, 1978 - Sep 17, 1978 Shubert Theatre at the Boch Center Boston, MA
Jun 15, 1978 - Jul 30, 1978 Opera House (DC) Washington, DC
May 16, 1978 - Jun 11, 1978 Jackie Gleason Theater Of Performing Arts Miami, FL
Apr 4, 1978 - May 14, 1978 Fisher Theatre Detroit, MI
Mar 14, 1978 - Apr 1, 1978 Hanna Theatre Cleveland, OH
Jan 31, 1978 - Mar 12, 1978 Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto, ON
Jan 10, 1978 - Jan 28, 1978 Stifel Theatre St. Louis, MO
Dec 20, 1977 - Jan 8, 1978 Ellie Caulkins Opera House Denver, CO
Nov 29, 1977 - Dec 18, 1977 Copley San Diego, CA
Sep 13, 1977 - Nov 27, 1977 Curran Theatre San Francisco, CA
Jun 17, 1977 - Sep 10, 1977 Ahmanson Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Nov 2, 1976 - Jun 11, 1977 CIBC Theatre Chicago, IL
Sep 14, 1976 - Oct 31, 1976 Curran Theatre San Francisco, CA
Jun 15, 1976 - Sep 11, 1976 Ahmanson Theatre Los Angeles, CA