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Wiz, The

Radiates so much energy you can hardly sit in your seat...great fun.

The New York Post

A continuous festival of movement...splendid character songs.

WWD

  • Full Length Musical
  • Comedy
  • 120 minutes

  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings
  • Cautions: Animals
  • Orchestra Size: Medium

  • Performance Group:
  • Large Stage, Dinner Theatre, Community Theatre, High School/Secondary, Professional Theatre, College Theatre / Student

  • Accolades:
  • Winner! 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical
    Winner! 5 Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Music & Lyrics
The New Musical Version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.

Move on down the Road! Winner of 7 Tony awards, this beloved Broadway musical sets Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul! This beloved classic musical is one of the most popular selection in the Samuel French Catalog, and is appropriate for theatres at all levels. Adapted into a film version featuring Michael Jackson and Diana Ross.

REVIEWS:

Radiates so much energy you can hardly sit in your seat...great fun.

The New York Post

A continuous festival of movement...splendid character songs.

WWD

A carnival of fun...wickedly amusing show.

Time

A virtual musical circus...driving rhythms, soaring songs...boisterous, exuberant.

WABC TV
Premiere Production: The Wiz was first presented by Ken Harper on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre in New York City on January 5, 1975. It was directed by Geoffrey Holder.
  • Casting: 6M, 5F, 4M or F
  • Casting Attributes: Local Celebrity Cameo, Minority casting, Flexible casting, Room for Extras, Expandable casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Casting Notes: Plus various small parts, singers and dancers
  • Chorus Size: Large

AUNT EM - mezzo-soprano
TOTO - a dog
DOROTHY - mezzo-soprano
UNCLE HENRY
TORNADO
MUNCHKINS
ADDAPERLE - mezzo-soprano
YELLOW BRICK ROAD
SCARECROW -  tenor
CROWS
TIN MAN - baritone
LION - baritone
KALIDAHS
POPPIES
GATEKEEPER
FIELD MICE
EMERALD CITY CITIZENS
THE WIZ - tenor
EVILLENE - alto
LORD HIGH UNDERLING
SOLDIER MESSENGER
WINGED MONKEY
GLINDA - alto

Name Price
Libretto This is optional. Order Now

The LIBRETTO is available for SALE ONLY and is not available for hire as part of the Rehearsal Material set. It must be purchased separately.

$24.95
Perusal Material Shipped immediately. This is optional. Order Now

1 x Libretto
1 x Vocal Chorus Book

$24.00
Pre-Production Pack Shipped upon receipt of a signed License Agreement and full payment of all invoices. This is optional.

1 x Vocal Chorus Book
1 x Piano/Conductor's Score

$75.00
Rehearsal Material Shipped a minimum of 3 months before the last performance. This must be hired as a condition of the License to produce this show.

20 x Vocal Chorus Books
2 X Piano/Conductor's Scores

$450.00 +$135.00/pm
Orchestral Material Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This is optional.

1 x Piano/Conductor's Score
1 x Reed I (Flute, Alto, Saxophone)
1 x Reed II (Flute, Alto, Saxophone)
1 x Reed III (Alto Flute, Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone)
1 x Reed IV (Oboe, Baritone Saxophone)
1 x Trumpet I & II
1 x Trumpet III
1 x Horn
1 x Trombone I
1 x Trombone II
1 x Percussion (incl. Timpani, Bells, Vibraphone, Xylophone - 2 books)
1 x Drums
2 x Violins
1 x Cello
1 x Bass
1 x Guitar

$350.00 +$135.00/pm
Orchestral Material - Reduced Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This is optional.

1 x Piano/Conductor's Score
1 x Bass
1 x Guitar
1 x Drums

$60.00 +$30.00/pm
Vocal Chorus Book 10 Pack Shipped with (or after) Rehearsal Material. This is optional.

10 x Vocal Chorus Books

$50.00 +$50.00/pm