|Adelaide Season:||26 June - 11 July 2009|
|Musical Director:||Jethro Woodward|
|Video Designer:||Chris More|
|Lighting Designer:||Geoff Cobham|
|Hammond organist:||Paul White|
|Video System Engineer:||Pete Brundle|
|Starring:||Luke Clayson, Hamish Fletcher, Patrick Graham, Jude Henshall, Ezra Juanta, Geoff Revell, AlirioZavarce and Ursula Yovich as Dorothy.|
|Curriculum links||The Arts (Drama); English; Studies of Society & Environment (SOSE)|
|By||L. Frank Baum|
|With music and lyrics by||Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg|
|Background music by||Herbert Stothart|
|Dance and Vocal Arrangements by||Peter Howard|
|Orchestration by||Larry Wilcox|
|Adapted by||John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company|
|Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by||Turner Entertainment Co and distributed in all media by Warner Bros|
|Date:||22 Oct - 1 Nov 2009|
|Venue:||Sydney Theatre Company|
The Wizard of Oz
In 21st Century Technicolor
An adventure in a fantastical world of wonder somewhere over the rainbow...
Exactly 70 years on from the iconic MGM film, we retell the much loved tale of Dorothy's quest to find herself and her way back home.
As a tribute to the magic and originality of this enduring adventure, our Wizard of Oz will be a daring, flamboyant and exhilarating theatrical journey for the whole family.
Full of imagination, and invigorated with some surprising twists, this is a celebration of the yellow brick road we all travel to find out just what we're made of.
A visually spectacular and musically sumptuous explosion, ours is a bold retelling for another Land of Oz in a brand new century.
Warning: This play contains cross-dressing, a (lame) lion and truly wicked witches.
|2009 Advertiser Box Office Awards||Winner: Best Theatre Show: The Wizard of Oz|
|2010 Ruby Award||Nominated: Best New Work: The Wizard of Oz|
|2010 National Helpmann Award||Nomination: Best Presentation for Children: The Wizard of Oz, Windmill Theatre|
|Nomination: Best Male Supporting Actor in a Musical: Geoff Revell|
|Nomination: Best Direction of Musical: Rosemary Myers|
|Nomination: Best Female Actor in a Musical: Ursula Yovich|
|Nomination: Best Female Supporting Actor in a Musical: Jude Henshall|
|Nomination: Best Musical: The Wizard of Oz, Windmill Theatre|
[Windmill’s Wizard of Oz] is one of the greatest pieces of theatre I've seen in this country. ABC 891 Radio, Evenings with Peter Goers, 25 March 2013
A contemporary triumph. Sunday Mail
Modern take on a timeless tale sure to bring the house down. The Australian
No one could resist Yovich’s soulful version of Over the Rainbow. The Australian
Funny, offbeat, and very much where you might place the show in 2009. The Advertiser
Yet another Windmill show that will have a big future around the nation. The Sunday Mail
Tugs at the heart strings… with a passion and soul that stirs up a cyclone. The Sunday Mail
Reminisce and marvel at the witty take on the tale. The Independent Weekly