The Wizard of Oz at King’s Theatre, Glasgow from Monday 1st July to Sunday 7th July 2024.
Direct from The London Palladium, the sensational new production of one of the world’s most beloved musicals is embarking on a UK tour.
Featuring the iconic original score from the Oscar-winning MGM film including Over The Rainbow, Follow The Yellow Brick Road and We’re Off To See The Wizard with additional songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, this spectacular production of The Wizard of Oz will be a truly magical experience for all the family.
Join Dorothy, Toto, and friends on an unforgettable adventure down the yellow brick road to the merry old land of Oz.
Book tickets for The Wizard of Oz at King’s Theatre, Glasgow from Monday 1st July to Sunday 7th July 2024.
Age Guidance: 6+
Mon – Sat at 19:30
Wed, Sat and Sun at 14:30
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297 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JN, UK
Some Questions that People Ask About The Wizard of Oz Musical
What are the differences between the musical and the film?
The musical and the film are both based on L. Frank Baum’s 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, but there are some significant differences between the two.
- The musical is more faithful to the novel than the film. For example, the musical includes the character of Aunt Em, who is not in the film.
- The musical has a different ending than the film. In the musical, Dorothy wakes up in Kansas and realizes that her journey to Oz was all a dream. In the film, Dorothy wakes up in Oz and realizes that she has the power to go home whenever she wants.
- The musical has a different score than the film. The film’s score is composed by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, while the musical’s score is composed by Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg, and Herbert Stothart.
What are the songs in the musical?
The musical has a total of 16 songs, including:
- “Over the Rainbow”
- “Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead)”
- “If I Only Had a Brain/a Heart/the Nerve”
- “We’re Off to See the Wizard (Follow the Yellow Brick Road)”
- “The Merry Old Land of Oz”
- “Poppies (Optimistic Voices)”
- “If I Were King of the Forest”
- “The Wizard and I”
How many times has the musical been performed?
The Wizard of Oz musical has been performed countless times around the world. The first Broadway production opened in 1942 and ran for 263 performances. There have been several other Broadway productions of the musical, as well as numerous touring productions.
What are some of the most famous productions of the musical?
Some of the most famous productions of the Wizard of Oz musical include:
- The 1942 Broadway production, starring Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, and Judy Garland
- The 1975 London production, starring Stephanie Lawrence, Joel Grey, and Tommy Tune
- The 1987 Broadway revival, starring Andrea McArdle, Joel Grey, and Jennifer Holliday
- The 2003 Broadway revival, starring Ashanti, Stephanie Mills, and Hugh Jackman
Who are some of the most famous actors to have played Dorothy in the musical?
Some of the most famous actors to have played Dorothy in the musical include:
- Judy Garland (1942 Broadway production)
- Stephanie Lawrence (1975 London production)
- Andrea McArdle (1987 Broadway revival)
- Ashanti (2003 Broadway revival)
- Megan Hilty (2012 Broadway revival)
What are some of the challenges of staging the musical?
The Wizard of Oz musical is a challenging show to stage. Some of the challenges include:
- The large cast and orchestra
- The complex set design
- The special effects
- The demanding choreography
What are some of the different adaptations of the musical?
The Wizard of Oz musical has been adapted into several different forms, including:
- A film adaptation in 1978
- A television special in 1986
- A stage adaptation for children in 2004
- A concert version in 2011
What is the future of the Wizard of Oz musical?
The Wizard of Oz musical is a classic show that is sure to continue to be performed for many years to come. There are already plans for a new Broadway production in 2023, and I wouldn’t be surprised if there are more adaptations in the future.
Is the musical suitable for young children?
The Wizard of Oz musical is generally considered to be suitable for young children. However, some parents may want to be aware of the following content before taking their children to see the show:
- The Wicked Witch is a scary character
- There are some scenes of violence
- The show contains some adult humor
Overall, the Wizard of Oz musical is a charming and timeless show that is sure to entertain audiences of all ages.