The overall production of the outstanding musical play ever the “Wizard of the Oz” was astonishing to witness. From the start to the end the show was a masterpiece cladded with the wise supervision of Director Jeremy Sams and associate director Lisa Embs-Green. It the best portray of the L. Frank Baum’s created children’s story ever.
As the shoe ended the theatre reverberated with the sound of the applause from an audience of about 1 billion. I believe this is the proof enough of their likeness to the show. The song “Over the Rainbow” can be marked as the best song of the American Film Institute’s history.
Though it is hardly of the quality Harold Arlen portrayed with this classical tunes i.e. “Follow The Yellow Brick Road” and “Lions & Tigers and Bears” some of the songs in this musical edition do stand out from the rest and these magnificent masterpieces are the intense “Red Shoes Blues” sung by the wicked witch and “Bring Me a Broomstick” by the witch himself.
Other than that the visual effects designs and staging were truly mind-blowing especially the scene with the flying monkey projected the best of the show along with some of the songs from the Munchkinland and the Emerald City. Consumers were also very eye-catching.
The show begins with monochromes inhibiting the tragedies of Kansan and then bursts out with color at reaching the Land of the Oz. Also, the different color schemes blue for the Munchkins, green for the Emerald City, and blood red for the dreadful guards of the Witch were simply amazing with the help of masterly planned choreography the play was a great success.
Judy Garland’s role was filled in by the Samantha Dodemaide as Dorothy.
Dodemaide brought a sense of sugariness and strength to the innocent little farm girl stuck in a faraway land. She is splendid in her work whether it be singing, dancing or acting. She delivered the song “Over the Rainbow” beautifully from the modest start to the bleakness of the second half of the song.
Anthony Warlow proved his flexibility by switching between the roles of Professor Marvel and the Wizard. He was successful in delivering his opening song marvelously and was ruthless in his role as the wizard and the blunders made on the reveal of his fakery were pretty convincing. If you are free this weekend the get your Wizard of OZ musical cheap tickets and watch it live with friends. Other notable performances include Jemma Rix’s version of the Wicked Witch if the west. Sassy and cruel just like we like to see. Glinda the good witch that was wonderfully played by the Lucky Durack was more of a gritty witch that her sugary self in Durack’s version. Dorothy’s friends Tin Man (Alex Rathgeber) and Lion (John Xintavelonis) were all very agreeable especially the sagging Scare Crow (Eli Cooper) was a brilliant comic touch to the show.
The story was a beautiful lesson for both Dorothy and her friends as they realize that there is nothing as comfortable and happier as one’s own home and that they should be content with what they have because that is all they need to be satisfied.
The musical is a wonderful choice to enjoy with your whole family. The show is set to travel to Melbourne and Adelaide in its Emerald City.
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