Wizard of Oz
Music by Harold Arlen Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg ,br> Based on the book the Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and the 1939 film version written by Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson & Edgar Allan Woolf
MGM arrived at the Gaiety as Taylorian created the extravagance of the iconic 1930s Hollywood movie.
In a spectacular, new production for all the family, you heard classic songs again including the Oscar winning Over the Rainbow, We’re off to see the Wizard, If I Only had a Brain and The Jitterbug.
Little Dorothy Gale of Kansas, like so many girls her age, often dreams of what may lie over the rainbow. One day a tornado hits her home town and carries her away to Munchkinland – at the end of the rainbow.
She persuades three friends to accompany her on the trip to the Emerald City to see the Wizard. They are Scarecrow, who lacks a brain, he thinks; the Tin Woodman, who has no heart, and the Cowardly Lion, who would like to have some courage.
Dorothy and her friends embarked on a journey of discovery from the monochrome tinted drudgery of Kansas to the Technicolor spectacle of Munchkinland; Ruby slippers; A yellow brick road; The Emerald City and much, much more.
Once the orchestra began their opening number, the audience was immediately captivated. Value for money entertainment at a professional standard, it’s a show for all generations – Isle of Man Today