The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will host showings of two popular spinoffs of the classic Wizard of Oz movie this weekend.
The Wiz and The Wiz Jr. will be performed at the center (445 S. Magnolia Avenue) on Saturday, July 15 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively.
The plays will tell the story of Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz and will feature a mixture of dancing, blues, gospel, and soul music. Dorothy, a restless Kansas girl scared to see the world, is transported by a tornado to a magical world of munchkins, witches, and a yellow brick road. On her way to the Emerald City to meet the infamous Wiz, who she believes can help her get back home to Kansas, she encounters the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. Her friends ultimately help her battle the Wicked Witch of the West and eventually learn that there is “no place like home.”
For more information, visit The Wiz and The Wiz Jr. event webpage through the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts website.