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  The Wizard of Oz at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

The Wizard of Oz

Chicago Shakespeare Theater
800 East Grand Avenue Chicago

Take an unforgettable, 75-minute journey down the Yellow Brick Road to the magical land of Oz, and share the wonder and delight of live theater with the young people in your life this summer. Dorothy and her trusty pup Toto encounter new friends - including Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion - and face unexpected challenges in the musical stage adaptation of the landmark 1939 MGM film. Be dazzled by the spectacular setting and charmed by its timeless score, featuring such cherished classics as "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." After the show, meet the cast in the lobby of Chicago Shakespeare Theater for photos and fun.

Thru - Aug 25, 2019

Wed, Jul 17: 11:00am
Thu, Jul 18: 11:00am & 2:00pm
Fri, Jul 19: 11:00am & 2:00pm
Sat, Jul 20: 11:00am & 2:00pm
Sun, Jul 21: 11:00am & 2:00pm
Wed, Jul 24: 11:00am
Thu, Jul 25: 11:00am & 2:00pm
Fri, Jul 26: 11:00am & 2:00pm
Sat, Jul 27: 11:00am & 2:00pm
Sun, Jul 28: 11:00am & 2:00pm
Wed, Jul 31: 11:00am
Thu, Aug 1: 11:00am & 2:00pm
Fri, Aug 2: 11:00am & 2:00pm
Sat, Aug 3: 11:00am & 2:00pm
Sun, Aug 4: 11:00am & 2:00pm
Wed, Aug 7: 11:00am
Thu, Aug 8: 11:00am & 2:00pm
Fri, Aug 9: 11:00am & 2:00pm
Sat, Aug 10: 11:00am & 2:00pm
Sun, Aug 11: 11:00am & 2:00pm
Wed, Aug 14: 11:00am
Thu, Aug 15: 11:00am & 2:00pm
Fri, Aug 16: 11:00am & 2:00pm
Sat, Aug 17: 11:00am & 2:00pm
Sun, Aug 18: 11:00am & 2:00pm
Wed, Aug 21: 11:00am
Thu, Aug 22: 11:00am & 2:00pm
Fri, Aug 23: 11:00am & 2:00pm
Sat, Aug 24: 11:00am & 2:00pm
Sun, Aug 25: 11:00am & 2:00pm


Stage: Courtyard Theater

Show Type: Childrens

Box Office: 312-595-5600

www.chicagoshakes.com/plays_and_events/wizardofoz


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  The Wizard of Oz Reviews
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Let's Play at ChicagoNow - Highly Recommended

"...There is no denying that no matter our age, there is no place like home with the timeless score of cherished classics of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"— "We're Off To See The Wizard" — and Yellow Brick Road are being sung. You could see many of the over 50 crowds, mouthing the words to each song. Throughout the eighty years of The Wizard of Oz the development of the characters changed in the 1925 American silent fantasy-adventure comedy film directed by Larry Semon, the Tin Man was a criminal; however, we all remember MGM's 1939 version where for a moment, we were kids again traveling down the yellow brick road."
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Rick and Brenda McCain


Around The Town Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...This is a 75 minute adaptation without intermission and has been directed with great care by Brian Hill with choreography by Kenny Ingram. The idea of bringing yet another version of this classic to the stage might make you think, why? But, I am here to tell you, this is a slick production with a break-through cast of players. What I truly like is that part of what we see is more today than anything else. The characters are “genderless” and have no race. Yes, in this version, the Scarecrow is delightfully portrayed by Marya Grandy, the Lion by Jose Antonio Garcia and the Tin Man by Joseph Anthony Bird. There is something special about seeing this story told in this new and fresh manner. I for one, loved the entire idea."
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Alan Bresloff


Chicago Theatre Review - Highly Recommended

"...A happy break from the summer’s heat and humidity, this joyous, cinematically faithful, miraculous musical is a production for audiences of every age. Thanks to the popularity of the film, everyone knows this story by heart; but seeing L. Frank Baum’s classic brought to life onstage makes the magic tangible since it’s happening just a few feet away. Brian Hill’s talented cast effortlessly creates all the movie’s many lovable characters and, following each performance, audiences are invited to meet them in person in the lobby. This outing to Oz is one journey that every theatergoer, both the young and young-at-heart, will never forget."
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Colin Douglas


PicksInSix - Highly Recommended

"...The colorful, compact and highly entertaining revival of “The Wizard of Oz” landed like a cyclone at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, enchanting young and old at the Friday afternoon press performance. The big stage treatment, with ingenious twists on the familiar story by director Brian Hill and superbly inventive choreography by Kenny Ingram, brings the iconic L. Frank Baum characters to life in layers of creative interpretations to highlight a top-flight company bursting with heart and brimming with talent."
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Ed Tracy



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