The Wizard of Oz

Music: Paul Tietjens & A. Sloane

Lyrics: L. Frank Baum

Book: L. Frank Baum

Adapted for the stage by L. Frank Baum himself, the original stage version of The Wizard of Oz tells the story of Dorothy and her pet cow (That's right--cow!), kidnapped by a twister and set down somewhere in the land of the Munchkins. There, they meet the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion, and together with their new friends, they set off to find the Wizard in the Emerald City of Oz.

The Wizard of Oz premiered at the Majestic Theatre on January 20, 1903 with a cast that featured David Montgomery, Fred Stone, Anna Laughlin, Arthur Hill, Bessie Wynn, and Grace Kimball. The classic 1939 screen version featured Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, and Jack Haley, as well as a new score by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg.

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