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Long Center presents THE WIZARD OF OZ

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Follow the yellow brick road, over the rainbow and into the Long Center for a fun packed night of family entertainment! The Long Center is delighted to announce that the North American tour of the new stage adaptation of The Wizard of Oz will play Dell Hall May 27-29, 2016.

This production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic. Developed from the ever popular 1939 MGM screenplay, The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all time classic, totally reconceived for the stage by the award-winning creative team who delighted audiences of all ages with the London revival of The Sound of Music. This new production contains all the much-loved songs from the Oscar winning movie score including; “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Follow the Yellow Brick Road,” “If I Only Had a Heart” and “We’re Off to See the Wizard.” All the favorite characters and iconic moments will be there, plus a few surprises along the way – not just “lions and tigers and bears” but some new songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber adding extra color to the story as it moves from film to stage.

The Wizard of Oz had its world premiere at The London Palladium Theatre in March of 2011. After a successful West End run, the production had its North American premiere in Toronto in December of 2012, and then embarked on a U.S. tour beginning in September of 2013.

Andrew Lloyd Webber said, “We are incredibly excited to be adapting The Wizard of Oz for the stage and re-telling this all time classic family story. I have long been a huge fan of the original movie, the songs and characters and am really looking forward to bringing it to life again.”

Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts’ desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for the whole family.

The Wizard of Oz will open on Friday, May 27, 2016 and run through Sunday, May 29, with matinee shows on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets start at $29 and are available online at www.longcenter.org or through the 3M Box Office by phone at 512-474-LONG (5664) or in-person at 701 Riverside Drive. For groups of 10 and more, call 512-457-5161 or groupsales@thelongcenter.org.

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