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Back to 'Oz' with extra tunes by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Back to 'Oz' with extra tunes by Andrew Lloyd Webber

The strange journey of Dorothy, courtesy of a tornado, from Kansas to Oz was so indelibly committed to celluloid in 1939 that it might seem unnecessary — even a little sacrilegious — to transform the MGM classic into a stage show. But given the film's colorful story, its no-place-like-home message and brilliant Harold Arlen songs, it's easy to understand the temptation. Only a few years after it hit the screen, "The Wizard of Oz" was adapted by the Municipal Theatre Association of St. Louis. In the late 1980s, the Royal Shakespeare Company unveiled a theatrical version in London. In 2011, another staging appeared in London and ran for a year and a...

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