This article was published on August 13th, 2013
We’re off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz! The wonderful characters from the magical land of Oz including Dorothy and her little dog Toto, and friends the Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Lion will be on stage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre this November as Broadway Across Canada presents The Wizard of Oz. The musical will also include the Wicked Witch of the West and the winged monkeys, the Wizard and other character from the beloved ruby-red slipper story.
The new stage-adapted show will begin it’s North American tour this September in Las Vegas, and will be coming to Vancouver November 5-10, 2013. The musical will include all the beloved Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, plus new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
The cast is packed with top quality talent too! Dorothy will be played by Danielle Wade, who was selected by the Canadian public through the CBC TV show, Over the Rainbow. Gemini winner, and one of Canada’s most respected film and theatre actors, Cedric Smith, will be playing the Wizard. The Tin Man is played by actor and choreographer Mike Jackson, and the Lion is played by Mamma Mia star and Dora Ward winner, Lee MacDougall. The list of talent goes on to include Canadian Jamie McKnight, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan, and Robin Evan Willis.
Tickets for the premiere of The Wizard of Oz in Vancouver start at $35 (plus applicable service fees), are currently available to groups of 10 or more (call 1.800.889.8457), and for Broadway Across Canada subscribers. Single tickets go on sale on Saturday, September 7. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-855-985-5000.
Performances Tuesday through Friday evenings start at 7:30pm, Saturday evening at 8pm, Sunday evening at 7:30pm, and both Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm.