Tony Award-Winning Musical The Wiz Reborn at La Jolla Playhouse
* Additional fees apply.
All offers for The Wiz have expired.
The last date listed for The Wiz was Wednesday November 15, 2006 / 7:30pm.
Currently at Mandell Weiss Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $35.00 - $45.00
- Our Price:
- $15.00 - $22.50
Dynamic dancing combined with exciting live music equals Lifeblood Harmony, and one entertaining evening. Malashock Dance and Art of Élan are joining forces to deliver three performances from some of the most engaging composers around today. At the End of a Really Great Day is by Judd Greenstein, co-director of New Amsterdam Records, which was instrumental in creating the "indie classical" scene. It's a light and energetic performance based on the philosophy of living life with the hope that you die at the end of a great day. Then things switch into a darker mode with The Dreams and Prayer of Isaac the Blind by Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov, who has also composed for Francis Ford Coppola films Youth Without Youth and Tetro. Finally, Gumboots by British-American composer David Bruce combines the light and dark together to come full circle. The dancing for Gumboots was inspired by a form of dancing from South African goldmines and shows the irrepressible spirit of the mineworkers. All together Lifeblood Harmony is a night of inspiring and diverse music and dance. Learn More
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“To call the La Jolla Playhouse production of The Wiz a mere revival is to understate the accomplishment of helmer Des McAnuff and his production team. They have rethought, rescaled and reshaped an uneven musical play of historical importance but modest virtues into a joyful, stunningly entertaining circus of spectacle, soul and heart.” —Variety
Based on _The Wonderful Wizard of Oz _by L. Frank Baum
Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Directed by Des McAnuff
The all-star cast guarantees an unforgettable night at the theater when The Wiz comes to the La Jolla Playhouse. See the story of The Wizard of Oz seen through the prism of an energetic urban soul musical.