, everything from the costumes to the set to the vernacular of the characters references an urban setting, often in subtle and witty ways. The backdrop is a brick wall covered with paint, and when we first discover the Tin Man, he’s lying disassembled in a dumpster. (Dorothy uses a discarded can of Pam to loosen up his joints.) The set designers have made the theater a vibrant 3D space: Characters descend from above, rise up from below in an elevator-like contraption—which serves as a jail, a phone booth, and the delivery system for a FedEx box through the course of the show—and, at times, run through the aisles. Dorothy’s house is a small model on wheels. When the tornado comes—in the form of a circulating group of dancers in ragged, gray, wind-inspired ruffles—they simply spin the house around with Dorothy trapped inside.