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Wheelock Family Theatre
Wheelock College 200 The Riverway Boston, MA 02215
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4.7 average rating
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23 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 17 2012

The play was almost verbatim the movie script, but there were some very creative special effects.

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10 stars
attended Feb 03 2012

It was better than I was anticipating. Pleasantly surprised. My girls enjoyed it very much.

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8 reviews
10 stars
attended Feb 17 2012

Wheelock Theater has did it again! Never fail to impress and entertaining.! This is the theater's anniversary production...better than ever! Dorothy was played by the same girl who played Orphan Annie. she is great. Everyone is awesome! Loved it!!!

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By L. Frank Baum

With music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg

Background music by Herbert Stothart

Dance and vocal arrangements by Peter Howard

Orchestration by Larry Wilcox

Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company

Based upon the classic motion picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.

With Katherine Doherty as Dorothy

With publication of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900, Baum revealed his vision for a new kind of children’s book: thrilling adventures from a child’s point of view, showing the child’s ability to journey into the world, to solve problems, and to secure a return home. Baum acknowledged the influence of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, which he was deliberately revising in his “wonder tales” for American readers, so as to embody the human virtues of intelligence, caring, and courage.

The Wizard of Oz, developed from the ever popular 1939 MGM screenplay, is an enchanting musical adaptation of the all time classic fantasy of children’s literature. Containing all the much-loved songs from the Oscar winning movie score including “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” and all the favorite characters and iconic moments. The Wizard of Oz has become a genuine piece of American folklore, an allegory of the American Dream where troubles melt like lemon-drops and dreams really do come true.

Note: This performance is recommended for adults and children ages 6 and older.

About the Ticket Supplier: Wheelock Family Theatre

The Wheelock Family Theatre is an award-winning, professional Equity theatre located on the campus of Wheelock College since 1981.