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June 3 - 15, 2025

The dazzling Tony Winning musical returns with a brand new staging for the 21st century!

Why See The Wiz?

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Coming to an Emerald City Near You!

The seven-time Tony-winning hit, "The Wiz," is back with a brand new Pre-Broadway tour the first in 40 years! The soul, gospel, funk, and R&B-fused reimagining of Frank L. Baum's "The Wizard of Oz" will be taking to the road in a brand new production directed by Schele Williams, presenting William F. Brown and Charlie Smalls' vibrant musical for the 21st century. With additional material by Amber Ruffin and choreography by Jaquel Knight, join Dorothy, Toto, Tinman, Scarecrow, and Lion as they boogie down the Yellow Brick Road in search of heart, knowledge, courage, and home!

What is the Story of The Wiz?

It's the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, but not quite as you know it. Written by Charlie Smalls and William F. Brown, The Wiz reimagines the story of Dorothy and Co. with an entirely African-American cast and a score infused with infectious gospel and soul. The show's best-known numbers are 'Be the Lion' and 'Ease on Down the Road'.

Originally debuting on Broadway in 1975, The Wiz won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score, and was later adapted into the cult movie of the same, which starred Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.

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Opening night: 3 June 2025

Run time

Two hours and 20 minutes with one interval

Cast and Creative


Nichelle Lewis as Dorothy 
Alan Mingo Jr as The Wiz (selected dates)
Wayne Brady as The Wiz (selected dates)
Deborah Cox as Glinda
Melody A. Betts as Aunt Em/ Evillene 
Kyle Ramar Freeman as the Lion
Phillip Johnson Richardson as the Tinman
Avery Wilson as the Scarecrow 

Maya Bowles, Shayla Alayre Caldwell, Jay Copeland, Allyson Kaye Daniel, Judith Franklin, Michael Samarie George, Collin Heyward, Amber Jackson, Olivia Jackson, Christina Jones, Polanco Jones, Kolby Kindle, Mariah Lyttle, Kareen Marsh, Anthony Murphy, Cristina Rae, Matthew Sims Jr, Avilon Trust Tate and Keenan D. Washington.


Book by William F. Brown
Music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Additional material Amber Ruffin
Directed by Schele Williams
Choreographed by JaQuel Knigh
Music supervision, orchestrations, & music arrangement by Joseph Joubert 

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4.0 star rating

Emerald City : “Ease on Down”

In our family watching The Wiz with Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Lena Horne... more

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