Opening Date

May 01, 1998

Closing Date

MusicalExtravaganzaOriginalNational Tour

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

The credits for this production have not yet been completed or verified.
Setting
A Kansas farm, Munchkinland, the road through the forest, the poppy field, the Wizard's palace, and the Borderland dividing the Kingdom of Oz from the Dominions of the Good Witch

This production originally presented at the Paper Mill Playhouse (Angelo Del Rossi, Executive Producer)
Book by John Kane; Book adapted by Robert Johanson; Music by Harold Arlen; Lyrics by Yip Harburg; Based on the novel by L. Frank Baum; Based on the film adaptation by MGM, Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson and Edgar Allan Woolf; Background music by Herbert Stothart; Additional Orchestrations: Jeff Rizzo; Musical Director: Jeff Rizzo
Directed by Robert Johanson; Choreographed by Jamie Rocco; Associate Choreographer: Donna Drake
Scenic Design by Michael Anania; Costume Design by Gregg Barnes; Lighting Design by Timothy Hunter; Sound Design by David R. Paterson and Mark Menard
General Manager: Geoffrey Merrill Cohen
Production Supervisor: Bob Murphy; Stage Manager: Lori K. Powell
Special Effects by Ian O'Connor
Flying Effect: Foy; Animal Trainer: William Berloni; Press: Cathy Del Priore and Beth Hergenhan
Wicked Witch of the West
May 01, 1998 - Sep 27, 1998
 
Almira Gulch
May 01, 1998 - Sep 27, 1998
Prof. Marvel
 
Wizard
Uncle Henry
 
Winkie General
Dorothy Gale
Tinman
 
Hickory
Aunt Em
 
Glinda
Cowardly Lion
 
Zeke
Toto
Scarecrow
May 01, 1998 - Sep 27, 1998
 
Hunk
May 01, 1998 - Sep 27, 1998
Barrister
 
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
Crow Voice
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Barrister
 
Ensemble
Crow Voice
 
Apple Tree
 
Ensemble
Apple Tree Voice
 
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
Crow Voice
 
Apple Tree
 
Ensemble
Apple Tree Voice
Nikko
Commander of the Flying Monkeys
 
Lollipop Guild
 
Crow
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Mayor of Munchkinland
 
Ensemble
Lollipop Guild
 
Ensemble
Apple Tree Voice
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Crow Voice
 
Apple Tree
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Coroner
 
Ensemble
Crow Voice
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Lollipop Guild
 
Ensemble
Understudy: Bob Dorian (Prof. Marvel, Wizard)
Production Stage Manager: Bill Roberts

Cast

Scarecrow
Dec 26, 1998 - Jul 25, 1999
 
Hunk
Dec 26, 1998 - Jul 25, 1999
Wicked Witch of the West
Dec 26, 1998 - Apr 11, 1999
 
Almira Gulch
Dec 26, 1998 - Apr 11, 1999
Cowardly Lion
Jul 02, 1998 - Jul 25, 1999
 
Zeke
Jul 02, 1998 - Jul 25, 1999
Wicked Witch of the West
Apr 14, 1999 - Jul 25, 1999
 
Almira Gulch
Apr 14, 1999 - Jul 25, 1999
Uncle Henry
 
Winkie General
Over the Rainbow
(music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg)
Cyclone
(music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg)
Come Out Come Out
(music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg)
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
(music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg)
Follow the Yellow Brick Road
(music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg)
If I Only Had A Brain/Heart/the Nerve
(music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg)
We're Off to See the Wizard
(music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg)
Lions Tigers and Bears
(music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg)
Poppies/Optimistic Voices
(music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg)
Merry Old Land of Oz
(music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg)
King of the Forest
(music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg)
March of the Winkies
(music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg)
Finale
(music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg)
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Engagement Dates

Theatre

City and State

Jul 22, 1999 - Jul 25, 1999
Portland, OR
Jul 07, 1999 - Jul 18, 1999
Costa Mesa, CA
Jun 16, 1999 - Jul 04, 1999
Los Angeles, CA
Jun 03, 1999 - Jun 13, 1999
Tempe, AZ
May 05, 1999 - May 16, 1999
New York, NY
Apr 28, 1999 - May 02, 1999
Wallingford, CT
Apr 14, 1999 - Apr 18, 1999
Grand Rapids, MI
Mar 31, 1999 - Apr 11, 1999
Detroit, MI
Mar 18, 1999 - Mar 28, 1999
Rosemont, IL
Feb 25, 1999 - Mar 14, 1999
Washington, DC
Feb 11, 1999 - Feb 21, 1999
Cleveland, OH
Jan 28, 1999 - Feb 07, 1999
Boston, MA
Jan 12, 1999 - Jan 24, 1999
Minneapolis, MN
Dec 26, 1998 - Jan 10, 1999
Philadelphia, PA
Sep 11, 1998 - Sep 27, 1998
Tampa, FL
Aug 28, 1998 - Sep 06, 1998
Columbus, OH
Aug 06, 1998 - Aug 23, 1998
Calgary, AB
Jul 02, 1998 - Aug 02, 1998
San Francisco, CA
Jun 05, 1998 - Jun 28, 1998
Toronto, ON
Jun 05, 1998 - Jun 28, 1998
Toronto, ON
May 01, 1998 - May 31, 1998
New York, NY