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Mandell Weiss Theatre
Located at UCSD 2910 La Jolla Village Dr. La Jolla, CA 92037
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The weather was cool. I wore casual slacks and a blouse plus sweater coat...
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Food trucks were available with good fare if you don't dine out before the show
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attended Oct 31 2006

Thought the show itself was wonderful a great revision of the show more modern and up to date. A multi-ethnic cast to give it a twist from the original all African-American staging back in 1975. Its well worth the drive to San Diego to come and...continued

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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.