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  The Wizard of Oz at Chicago Theatre

The Wizard of Oz

Chicago Theatre
175 N. State Street Chicago

This magical production is a celebration of the classic 1939 MGM movie, and will be presented with breathtaking special effects that will sweep audiences away, from the moment the tornado twists its way into Kansas. Featuring the classic songs, composed by Harold Arlen with lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, "Over the Rainbow," "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead" and "If I Only Had A Brain," along with the beloved characters, "THE WIZARD OF OZ" will have the entire family captivated as they travel down the yellow brick road for an unforgettable day at the theater.

Thru - May 20, 2018

Price: $39 - $129

Show Type: Childrens

Box Office: 312-462-6300
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Around The Town Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...In this new Apex Touring Company presentation of ďThe Wizard of OzĒ a few adaptations have been made to the original by L. Frank Baum as John Kaneís adaptation did some cut and paste work to ease the show into a full 2 hours and thirty minutes (including a 20 plus minute intermission to sell treats and souvenirs). The story is well told and my granddaughter, Sara, a 10- year- old actress herself, said they held her attention from start to finish. She was never bored."
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Al Bresloff

Third Coast Review - Somewhat Recommended

"...Based on the 1939 MGM Classic of the same name, The Wizard of Oz attempts to adapt the tale of one Kansas kidís quest to find the titular mage for the stage. And though the iconography and score remain largely intact, both purists and casual fans will likely find fault in the execution of this touring production."
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Matthew Nerber

Picture This Post - Somewhat Recommended

"...While this touring production--from the viewpoint of this writer-- never truly captures the wonder and excitement of the film (or the popular musical Wicked) it is a decent family outing. The projections are a bit dated and reminiscent of the graphics from the Ninetendo 64 era, and most of the additional songs donít really add anything to the story or the experience, but overlooking those minor details this could definitely be a nice way to kick off the family summer outings. If for no other reason, this production is a nice way to get kids excited about live theatre via a memory of seeing The Wizard of Oz live. Itís also a nice excuse to see the inside of the gorgeous Chicago Theatre. Bring your camera phone!"
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Sharai Bohannon

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