The Wizard of Oz | NC Theatre | Stage | Indy Week
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When: Tue., March 13, 7:30 p.m., Wed., March 14, 7:30 p.m., Thu., March 15, 7:30 p.m., Fri., March 16, 7:30 p.m., Sat., March 17, 2 & 7:30 p.m. and Sun., March 18, 2 & 7:30 p.m. 2018
Phone: Box Office Phone Number: 919-831-6941 ext.6944
Price: $25+

Name recognition is the main factor that entices theatrical talents to take on The Wizard of Oz. But it also makes most them think twice. How do you hold your own against, much less top, the iconic performances or the budget-busting sets and special effects of the beloved 1939 MGM film? That's why a very conspicuous few, including Andrew Lloyd Webber, have attempted a stage version in recent years. To be clear, the touring production copresented this week by NC Theatre and Broadway Series South isn't Webber's recent revamp (that one opens next month in Adelaide, Australia). Instead, it's the Paper Mill Playhouse production, which starred Mickey Rooney as the Wizard and Eartha Kitt as the Wicked Witch of the West during its month-long stand at Madison Square Garden in 1998. A cast of young New York actors pumps fresh blood into the classic tale. —Byron Woods



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