E. Y. Harburg & Harold Arlen (1939/87)
The Wizard of Oz
Fri, Sep 14 - Sun, Sep 30
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
L. Frank Baum’s beloved 1900 children’s tale, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, was hardly unfamiliar to Depression-era America: a hugely successful 1903 stage production had achieved the longest Broadway run of the 1910s and toured the country for 8 years thereafter; and several popular Oz films were released between 1908 and 1933. But when M-G-M premiered its own version of the tale on August 15, 1939, the impact on the American psyche was staggering and permanent. It seems almost everything about this Arthur Freed production was magic and has captivated all, young and old alike ever since.
The Shedd Institute proudly presents Yip Harburg and Harold Arlen's legendary THE WIZARD OF OZ with 9 performances September 14-30. It's all-new production of the 1989 stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ re-creates the screenplay of MGM's legendary 1939 film to a "T" and features all of the great Yip Harburg/Harold Arlen songs, including “If I Only Had A Brain”, “We’re Off To See The Wizard”, “Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead”, "Lions, Tigers And Bears" and, of course, “Over The Rainbow”.
Our production is directed by Richard Jessup; Robert Ashens is music director and conductor; and Caitlin Christopher choreographs. The show features Kenady Conforth as Dorothy, Tom Wilson, Dylan Stasack and Miriam Major as the Scarecrow, Tin Man and The Cowardly Lion. Janet Whitlow and Sophia James are the Wicked Witch of the West and Glenda, the Good Witch of the North. Matt Leach and Phil Dempsey are The Guard of The Emerald City Guard and The Great Oz. And Mia is Toto!
This show is perfect for the entire family.
Event Personnel
Creative Team
Richard H. Jessup, director
Robert Ashens, music director & conductor
Caitlin Christopher, choreographer
Phil Dempsey, set design
Connie Huston, master painter & scenic design
Cosmo Cole, lighting & sound design
Cast
Kenady Conforth, Dorothy Hale
Tom Wilson, The Scarecrow / Hunk
Dylan Stasack, The Tin Man / Hickory
Miriam Major, The Cowardly Lion / Zeke
Janet Whitlow, The Wicked Witch / Miss Almira Gulch
Sophia James, The Good Witch / Auntie Em
Matthew Leach, Guard of The Emerald City / Uncle Henry
Phil Dempsey, The Wizard of Oz / Prof. Chester Marvel
Female Ensemble
Male Ensemble
Jim Ballard, Eric Blanchard, Conner Crisswell, Mackenzie NesSmith, Christopher Ridgely,
Production Team
Kristin Combs, production & stage manager
George Comstock, production associate
Emily Weinkauf Kidder, assistant to the conductor
Scenes & Musical Numbers
ACT I
 Over The Rainbow
(1939) The Wizard Of Oz
Words by Yip Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead
(1939) The Wizard Of Oz
Words by E. Y. Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 Follow The Yellow Brick Road
(1939) The Wizard Of Oz
Words by E. Y. Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 We're Off To See The Wizard
(1939) The Wizard Of Oz
Words by E. Y. Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 If I Only Had A Brain
(1939) The Wizard Of Oz
Words by E. Y. Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 If I Only Had A Brain …A Heart
(1939) The Wizard Of Oz
Words by E. Y. Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 We're Off To See The Wizard
(1939) The Wizard Of Oz
Words by E. Y. Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 Lions, Tigers And Bears Oh My!
(1939) The Wizard Of Oz
Words by E. Y. Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 If I Only Had A Brain …The Nerve
(1939) The Wizard Of Oz
Words by E. Y. Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 We're Off To See The Wizard
(1939) The Wizard Of Oz
Words by E. Y. Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
ACT II
 The Merry Old Land Of Oz
(1939) The Wizard Of Oz
Words by E. Y. Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 If I Were King Of The Forest
(1939) The Wizard Of Oz
Words by E. Y. Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
Performances
September, 2018
Fri 14, 7:30 pm: Eugene
Sat 15, 7:30 pm: Eugene
Sun 16, 3:00 pm: Eugene
Fri 21, 7:30 pm: Eugene
Sat 22, 7:30 pm: Eugene
Sun 23, 3:00 pm: Eugene
Fri 28, 7:30 pm: Eugene
Sat 29, 7:30 pm: Eugene
Sun 30, 3:00 pm: Eugene
Ticket/Venue Info
The Wizard of Oz Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
A38.00  34.25  32.50  30.50  28.50 
B34.00  30.75  29.00  27.25  25.50 
C28.00  25.25  24.00  22.50  21.00 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
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