Wizard of Oz Debuts at Pantages, Sept. 17 Oct. 6
September 5, 2013 -
The first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of Wizard of Oz will make its Los Angeles debut at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre for a limited three-week engagement, September 17October 6.
Developed from the MGM screenplay, this new production of Wizard of Oz contains all the beloved Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
The tour will feature Danielle Wade, chosen by the Canadian public through CBC-TV's Over The Rainbow, as Dorothy, and one of Canadas most respected and honored actors, Gemini-winner Cedric Smith as The Wizard.
Robin Evan Willis, star of many Shaw Festival productions, plays Glinda. Jacquelyn Piro Donovan (Les Mis, Miss Saigon) as the Wicked Witch of the West, is a Broadway and national tour veteran.
Others in the cast are actor and choreographer Mike Jackson (Chicago, Broadway/U.S. tour; Contact, U.S. tour) as the Tin Man; Lee MacDougall, star of Mamma Mia and a Dora Award winner for his play High Life, plays the Cowardly Lion; and Jamie McKnight, one of the Canadian Tenors, is the Scarecrow.
Wizard of Oz plays Tues. through Thurs., 7:30 p.m., Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sun.,1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Opening Night is Wednesday September 18, 7:30 p.m. Running time of 2 hours and 20 minutes including intermission and is recommended for ages 5 and up. (Please note that in consideration of audiences, no one under 3 will be admitted to the theatre.)
Individual tickets for Wizard of Oz may be purchased online at HollywoodPantages.com; Ticketmaster.com; by phone, (800) 982-2787; in person at the box office (opens daily at 10 a.m.) and all Ticketmaster outlets. The Pantages Theatre is located at 6233 Hollywood Blvd., east of Vine Street.
For more information: www.WizardOfOzTheMusical.com.