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The Wizard of Oz
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The Wizard of Oz (R.S.C. 1988)

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

Directed by Jen Bender (SDCF Guest Director)
Musical Directed by Ryan Lewis
Choreography by April Townsend


Friday, February 18, 2011 - 8:00p.m.
Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 2:00p.m.
Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 8:00p.m.
*Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 2:00p.m.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 7:30p.m.
**Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 7:30p.m.
Friday, February 25, 2011 - 8:00p.m.
Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 2:00p.m.
Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 8:00p.m.
Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 2:00p.m.

Dorothy Gale is transported to the magical land of Oz where she meets characters both endearing and terrifying in her quest to return home. This stage version of the movie classic promises to combine the expected elements of the classic score and story with the unexpected use of digital design technology. So follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Auditorium for this family classic!

Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Based upon the Classical Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.

*Musical Director, Choreographer and Designer Pre-Show Discussion Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 1:15 PM

**Post-Show Discussion on Thursday, February 24, 2011. (Following the performance)

The Wizard of Oz is presented with support of the SDCF Guest Artist Initiative Program.

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com