Wizard of Oz Baltimore Tickets
Wizard of Oz Baltimore – 2014 Concert Schedule
Follow the yellow brick road to the Patricia & Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric, for the whimsical Wizard of Oz musical. This show features a talented cast who will sing and dance their way through one of your favorite stories. As Dorothy gets swept away to another world, you and the audience will feel as though you're right there with her as she embarks on her journey to the Emerald City. Winning a number of awards and thrilling audiences all over, the Wizard of Oz musical is not a show you'll want to miss. Bring the entire family and head over to catch one of the most splendid musicals around. To experience everything that the Wizard of Oz musical has to offer, visit StubHub today to get your tickets to see the show in Baltimore. But you better hurry – these tickets are sure to go fast!
About Wizard of Oz Baltimore
Based on the classic 1939 film of the same name, The Wizard of Oz musical includes a book adapted by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams, and uses the original Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg songs from the film, with the addition of new songs as well. The Wizard of Oz musical held previews in the West End on February 7, 2011, and officially opened on March 1, 2011 with Danielle Hope playing Dorothy, Michael Crawford as the Wizard, and Hannah Waddingham as the Wicked Witch of the West. The production closed on September 2, 2012, after having played for hundreds of performances. Wizard of Oz then began a Toronto production, and it opened at the Ed Mirvish Theatre on January 13, 2013, with a cast including the likes of Cedric Smith as The Wizard, Lisa Horner as Miss Gulch and The Wicked Witch of the West, Mike Jackson as the Tin Man, Lee MacDougall as the Cowardly Lion, Jamie McKnight as the Scarecrow, and Robin Evan Willis as Glinda. After closing in August of 2013, the show had been performed for over 500,000 people. Following its Toronto production, Wizard of Oz embarked on a North American tour, opening on September 10, 2013 at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas.
The most recent musical adaptation of Wizard of Oz has enjoyed great success, but it isn't the first musical stage adaptation. The first musical version of the Wizard of Oz actually debuted in Chicago in 1902, and thereafter made its Broadway debut the next year. It was a huge success, and toured for nine years. The recent adaptation marks Andrew Lloyd Webber's 18th musical. When he and Tim Rice sat down to create the new musical, they adapted the film's screenplay with the help of director Jeremy Sams, and also added several new songs to the score. Some of the new songs include "The Wonders of the World," which is a song for Professor Marvel, and "Red Shoes Blues," a song created for the Wicked Witch of the West. Additional songs include "Bring Me the Broomstick," "Farewell to Oz," and "Nobody Understands Me."
Wizard of Oz Baltimore Breakthrough
The Wizard of Oz musical made its debut in the West End in March of 2011, and was a resounding success. The production was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, and it went on to receive WhatsOnStage.com Theatergoers Choice Awards for Best Musical Revival and Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for Hannah Waddingham. The Toronto production was also a success, bringing home a Dora Award for Outstanding Female Performance, and receiving nominations for Outstanding Production, Outstanding Male Performance, and Outstanding Ensemble Performance. The breakout success of the West End production helped pave the way for the Wizard of Oz's future success, and now this spectacular show is touring North America.
Wizard of Oz Baltimore Trivia
Did you know that the role of Dorothy was cast through a contest on a reality television show?
During the 2010 reality television show Over the Rainbow, Danielle Hope won the role and Sophie Evans was the runner-up. There was also a similar Canadian reality TV show that sought to search for a talented young star to play the lead role in the Toronto production.
From classic songs like "Over The Rainbow" and "If I Only Had a Brain," to new fan favorites like "The Wonders of the World" and "Nobody Understands Me," you will fall in love with this classic tale all over again. Fans of the original 1939 film will get to experience all of the magic of the Wizard of Oz in a completely new way! This imaginative musical features all of the characters that you've come to know and love, and you don't want to miss this production when it comes to Baltimore. To get your tickets to see the Wizard of Oz at the Patricia & Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric, be sure to visit StubHub today.
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