WHEN: August 26 – September 24, 2011
The New Musical Version of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum. Book by William F. Brown. Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls.
Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz have been set to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul music. Everybody knows the story, but now it’s a new fantasy for today– mysterious, opulent and fanciful.
WHY WE ARE EXCITED: Spreading the word about solid, but little-known productions like those at Afterthought is one of our main goals in running He Said/She Said! We have never seen something at Afterthought that didn’t touch our hearts and minds (see our reviews of The Meeting and For Colored Girls), so we look forward to their first venture in the world of musical theater in The Wiz.