Start 8 May 2019
End 9 May 2019
Sandwell College Musical Theatre Company presents
Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
From the story “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum
Sandwell College Theatre, Central Campus
Wednesday 8th May and Thursday 9th May @ 7:00pm
Tickets: £8 adults / £6 concessions / £4 College staff & students.
Available via Sandwell College Reception and on the door (cash only)
This amateur production of “The Wiz” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.
This is the College’s first ever full scale musical theatre production!
A beloved Broadway gem, The Wiz infuses L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with a dazzling mix of rock, gospel, and soul music. This timeless tale of Dorothy’s adventures through the Land of Oz is a fun, family-friendly, modern musical. It was adapted into a film version featuring Michael Jackson and Diana Ross and, more recently, a live televised production, featuring Mary J Blige, Queen Latifah and Ne-Yo.
Sandwell College Musical Theatre Company’s production sees a young cast of performers retell the story in a relevant, contemporary setting supported by a live professional band under the direction of Michelle King and choreography by Craig Worrall. Full of brains, heart and courage, we explore themes of friendship, resilience, self-belief and what makes a home through song, dance, comedy, poignancy and a whole lot of sass!