The Wizard of Oz
"A wow factor 11 out of 10: the audience doesn’t take a breath until the curtain falls.”
John Frost and Suzanne Jones are delighted to present Andrew Lloyd Webber’s London Palladium production of The Wizard of Oz in Australia. Premiering in Brisbane in November, and the show will travel to Sydney in December, Adelaide in April 2018, and Melbourne in May 2018. This new stage adaptation of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting revision of the all-time classic. Developed from the ever-popular MGM screenplay, it contains the beloved Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Leading the company will be Australian musical theatre legend Anthony Warlow as The Wizard and Professor Marvel, and leading ladies Lucy Durack as Glinda and Jemma Rix as The Wicked Witch of the West. Rising star Samantha Dodemaide will play the coveted role of Dorothy, her first leading role in a major musical.
Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts’ desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for the whole family.