Lions and tigers and bears—oh my! Adapted from the 1939 film classic, Cardinal’s Wizard has it all—flying monkeys, charming munchkins and of course, glorious songs like Over the Rainbow and We’re Off to See the Wizard!
Head down the yellow brick road this holiday season for the greatest family musical of all time!
Age recommendation: suitable for ages 4+
Run time: 2 hours and 20 minutes, including one intermission
Show Location: Buskirk-Chumley Theater Buskirk-Chumley Theater
CARDINAL’S PRODUCTION OF THE WIZARD OF OZ...
- is adapted directly from the 1939 MGM film and includes the delightful songs and underscoring, the beloved characters, and one very cute Toto!
- returns Cardinal Stage to the Buskirk-Chumley Theater for the 6th straight holiday season. Past holiday shows include Annie, Oliver!, and The Sound of Music
- features theatrical flying by ZFX
- has a set designed by IU Opera’s David Higgins
- includes the Jitterbug, an extensive dance number cut from the original film
- stars Charnette Batey as Dorothy. Charnette previously appeared as an Urchin in Little Shop of Horrors and Trixie in Knuffle Bunny
- features Cardinal’s Mike Price as the Lion, Bloomington’s Joe Gaines as The Tin Man, and IU bfa sophomore Nat Zagree as a limber-limbed Scarecrow
- features a cast of 60 local actors, including 34 Munchkins!