So it's 3:55 p.m. and auditions are quickly coming up at 6:30. I'm not really ready but ya know I think I can do it.

The Wiz, will be our production for the Winter Musical and I have NO idea what its about other than it is a spin-off of "The Wizard of Oz".

So I thought I would take it upon myself to give you and I a synopsis from "The Great Guide to Musical Theater",

"The Wiz is a black version of the perennial Wizard of Oz. The characters and story line are largely faithful to the 1939 movie version of L. Frank Baum's 1900 story.

It begins on a tumbledown farm in Kansas, but the tornado sets Dorothy and Toto down in a bit-city-like Oz. The words are jive, the songs upbeat. After celebrating the demise of the Wicked Witch of the East with the Munchkins, Dorothy departs for the Emerald City with a live yellow brick road. She encounters a hip Scarecrow who wants to join her because he has a feelng he isn't going anywhere; an uptight Tin Man who needs Dorothy's help to hang loose again, and a mama's-boy Lion who has lost faith in the psychiatric help he's been getting from an owl. Together they will seek help from the Great Man in the flashy city. "

We'll find out Monday what parts we got!

1 comments: said...

oh it aint over on monday. thats when callbacks are.

ha ha don't you love it?