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The Stevenage Lytton Players

The Wiz
Adapted from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls

23rd October to 26th October 2013
The Lytton Theatre Stevenage
Director - Lizzie Bergman
Musical Director - Julie Davies
Choreographer - Louise Airey (assistant Aaron Govey)

Producer - Miroslava Budin-Jones (assistant Luke Crouch)

Box Office:   01438 357407

The Stevenage Lytton Players Autumn 2013 Musical Production was The Wiz performed at the Lytton Theatre.

What's It About
The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical "Wonderful Wizard of Oz" is a musical with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls and book by William F. Brown. It is a retelling of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the context of African-American culture. It opened on October 21, 1974 at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to the Majestic Theatre[2] with a new cast on January 5, 1975.

The 1975 Broadway production won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The musical was an early example of Broadway's mainstream acceptance of works with an all-black cast. The musical has had revivals in New York, London, San Diego and the Netherlands, and a limited-run revival was presented by Encores! at New York City Center in June 2009. A film adaptation was released in 1978.

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Ticket prices:  £10.00/£8.00 Saturday Matinee

Box Office: 01438 357407

Evening Performances start at 7:45pm
Matinee Performance Saturday 26th October at 2:30pm