Tony Award-Winning Musical The Wiz Reborn at La Jolla Playhouse
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It's an evening of mischief and merriment as Intrepid Shakespeare Company presents the original battle of the sexes, Much Ado About Nothing. This witty romantic comedy shows how love brings out both the best and worst in us. Fun-loving, confirmed bachelor Benedick returns from a victory at war only to find himself caught up in another battle: a war of wits and words with the acid-tongued, headstrong Beatrice. Though they've each sworn off romance, their "merry war" of clever insults reveals the growing attraction between them. Meanwhile, Benedick's fellow soldier Claudio is head over heels for Hero, the governor's daughter. They will soon be wed ... if the treacherous Don John doesn't ruin everything first. At once passionate, sexy and blindingly funny, Much Ado About Nothing is filled with some of the most brilliant comedic repartee ever written. Learn More
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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.