Music: Harold Arlen. Lyrics: E.Y. Harburg. Background Music: Herbert Stothart. Book: Adaption by John Kane based on the original book by L. Frank Baum. Director: Tim O’Connor. Musical Director: Maitlohn John. Choreography: Callum Mansfield. Harvest Rain Production. Playhouse, QPAC. February 9 – 19, 2012
Harvest Rain’s new production of The Wizard of Oz is the most enjoyable version of the story I have ever seen on stage. It’s bright, zippy and has a freshness that belies the age of the material.
Although the source material is over 100-years-old, this adaptation of the 1939 MGM movie was originally produced by London’s Royal Shakespeare Company in 1987.