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The Wizard of Oz: Youth Edition

A one-hour adaptation of the RSC version of Baum's classic tale, specially designed for young performers.

  • Short Musical
  • Backing Tracks, Drama, Comedy
  • 60 minutes

  • Time Period: Fantasy, Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Young Audiences, Children (Age 6 - 10), Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings
  • Cautions: No Special Cautions

  • Performance Group:
  • Youth Groups, Elementary School / Primary
The Wizard of Oz: Youth Edition is a one-hour adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, specially tailored for elementary and middle school-aged actors. The materials have been prepared to help your school or organization mount the best possible production and to give your young cast and crew an exciting and rewarding experience.

Premiere Production:

The MGM film The Wizard of Oz, based on L. Frank Baum's 1900 novel, premiered Graumoan's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on August 15, 1939. The Royal Shakespeare Company presented a live stage adaptation of the film at the Barbican Centre in London in 1987. In 2011, this one-hour adaptation of the RSC version was designed in conjunction with iTheatrics.

  • Casting: 4M, 3F
  • Casting Attributes: Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Room for Extras, Ensemble cast
  • Chorus Size: Large

  • DOROTHY
    AUNT EM
    UNCLE HENRY
    FARMHANDS
    HICKORY (TIN MAN)
    ZEKE (LION)
    HUNK (SCARECROW)
    MISS GULCH
    PROFESSOR MARVEL
    ROWBOAT MAN #1
    ROWBOAT MAN #2
    TOTO (DOG)
    GLINDA
    MUNCHKIN #1
    MUNCHKIN #2
    MUNCHKIN #3
    MAYOR
    BARRISTER
    CITY FATHER #1
    CITY FATHER #2
    CORONER
    THREE TOTS
    WICKED WITCH
    WOMAN
    SCARECROW
    CROWS
    APPLE TREE #1
    APPLE TREE #2
    APPLE TREE #3
    TIN MAN
    LION
    JITTERBUGS
    DOORMAN
    EMERALD CITY CHORUS
    OZ WOMAN
    GUARD
    OZ'S VOICE
    NIKKO, leader of the winged monkeys
    WINKIE GUARDS
    LEADER
    OZ PEOPLE
  • Name Price
    Perusal Material Shipped immediately. This is optional. Order Now

    1 x Piano/Vocal Score
    1 x Young Performer's Book (contains the complete script and all vocal material adapted to the musical range of developing voices.)

    $24.00
    Rehearsal Material Shipped a minimum of 3 months before the last performance. This must be hired as a condition of the License to produce this show.

    1 x Piano/Vocal Score
    1 x Director's Production Guide
    (Director/Teacher may keep this book). Production Guide comes complete with background material, directional pointers, details on incorporating the show's production into the school curriculum and suggestions for involving your community at large).
    20 x Young Performer's Books (The student books my be kept by the cast members). These contain the complete script and all vocal material adapted to the musical range of developing voices.
    1 x Disc Set Consists of Sings-Along CD to help you cast learn the songs; Performance CD with orchestral accompaniment for your production; Choreography DVD containing simple, effective dance steps and staging ideas for selected songs.

    $550.00 +$135.00/pm