The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Running Time: Approximately 90-120 minutes, 106 pgs
Cast: 9 M, 11 F, 14 flexible, opt. extras (With doubling: 6 M, 8 F, 7 flexible)
CLASSIC. Adapted from the novel by L. Frank Baum. Introduce your audience to the original story and characters of this timeless classic. After Dorothy’s house falls and accidentally kills the evil ruler of the Munchkins, the Good Witch of the North gives Dorothy a pair of silver shoes and tells her she must travel down a path of yellow bricks to get to Emerald City, where she can seek help from the Wizard of Oz. At the Emerald City, Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion meet the enigmatic Wizard of Oz, who appears as a large green head to Dorothy, a lovely lady to the Scarecrow, a hairy beast to the Tin Woodman, and a fireball to the Cowardly Lion. The Wizard agrees to help Dorothy and her friends but only if they kill the Wicked Witch of the West, who rules over Winkie Country. This adaptation features the back stories of the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Cowardly Lion and some characters not included in the movie including Mr. Joker and the Princess of China Country.