The Wiz, a soul-filled version of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, is a joyous retelling of Frank Baum’s classic children’s story grounded in contemporary African-American culture. With an infectious soul score, dynamic dance numbers, and an endearing cast of characters, The Wiz is an explosion of music, dance, magic, and heart to delight audience members of all ages.
“It beautifully provides social commentary while remaining consistent with the central themes of family, self-love & home. It was an influential work of art that informed me about the potential of creativity… the importance of knowledge,“ said director and choreographer Patriq James. “This spirited & gifted cast ranges from 1st-timers to highly regarded artists in the industry and they have made it their business to knock your socks off!”
After Dorothy (Zakiyah Lamb) gets swept up in a tornado, she finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz. There, she makes new friends with the Lion (Terrell Hunt), Scarecrow (Drew Castle) and Tin Man (Terrance McBride); battles the evil witch Evillene (Rachael Gray); and seeks the aid of the all-powerful and mysterious Wiz (Shonka Dukureh). Ultimately, Dorothy finds that, if you believe with all your heart, you can always find your way home.
The Wiz features numerous musical numbers including the song Home, which has been a pop hit since 1977 and covered by artists including Diana Ross, Barbara Streisand, and Whitney Houston.
The Wiz is sponsored by Redstone Federal Credit Union.
Tickets start at $14 and are currently on sale at boroarts.org, by calling 615-904-ARTS (2787), or at the Center for the Arts Box Office, 110 West College Street, in downtown Murfreesboro. This production is rated G.
The Wiz runs Friday, July 5 – July 21.
The Wiz PERFORMANCE DATES:
Fri, Jul 5th, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sat, Jul 6th, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sun, Jul 7th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Fri, Jul 12th, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sat, Jul 13th, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sun, Jul 14th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Fri, Jul 19th, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sat, Jul 20th, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sun, Jul 21st, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Adult $18.00; Seniors (65+)/Students/Military: $16.00; Children: $14.00
Discount of $2.00/ticket for groups of 10 or more. Call 615-904-2787 for group reservations.
FOR TICKETS & SEASON PASSES PLEASE VISIT BOROARTS.ORG OR CALL 615-904-2787