The Wizard of Oz: Musical Theatre West Presents Timeless Story Live on Stage
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The last date listed for The Wizard of Oz was Sunday July 27, 2008 / 2:00pm.
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This truly spectacular show not only features amazing feats of strength, agility and flexibility from the skilled performers of this world-famous Chinese troupe -- but you may be more than pleasantly surprised by the company's display of sly humor, dazzling color and great music. Drawing on more than 2000 years of tradition, the Peking Acrobats create a true cirque-style carnival of dance, gymnastics, plate-twirling, juggling and cycling that's gained them worldwide fame -- including an appearance in the hit movie Ocean's 11. Learn More
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The production is very good but I was bothered by the almost slavish adaptation of the movie to stage. Rather than exploring theatrical ideas, the script of this production tries very hard to make the theatrical experience a cinematic one- thereby implying that theatre is an inferior medium to cinema. If you have children, they will love it. Adults will probably find it a bit slow-going in parts.
A girl. A twister. A pair of ruby slippers. Before there was Wicked there was a timeless tale of a Kansas farm girl trying to find her way home. There is no place like the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach, which will be transformed by Musical Theatre West into the mystical Land of Oz. With a click of your heels and a sprinkle of musical theater magic you'll be swept away on a bewitching adventure down the Yellow Brick Road.
Musical Theatre West will present The Wizard of Oz live onstage, and will feature the elaborate sets and costumes from the Madison Square Garden production.
Deidre Haren will star as Dorothy Gale, the Kansas farm girl who is carried away to the land of Oz and follows the Yellow Brick Road to find her way home. Also starring in The Wizard of Oz are John Bisom as the Scarecrow (MTW’s The Full Monty, The Thing About Men and Jesus Christ Superstar), John Massey, Jr. as the Cowardly Lion (MTW’s All Shook Up, The Full Monty and Guys and Dolls), and Todd Nielsen as the Tin Man.
About the Ticket Supplier: Musical Theatre West
Musical Theatre West is one of Southern California's oldest and most respected regional musical theatre companies and draws more than 60,000 patrons to Long Beach's Carpenter Performing Arts Center. Now in its 60th season, Musical Theatre West is the fastest growing arts organization in Long Beach and is dedicated to preserving musical theatre as a unique American art form.