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The Wizard of Oz – Theatre Royal St Helens

Writer: Simon Foster Director: Chantelle Nolan Reviewer: John Roberts Theatre Royal St Helens and Regal Entertainment have an undeniable reputation of producing pantomimes of the highest standard, in fact they were one of the first venues in the country to produce an Easter pantomime, this year the present a new version of The Wizard of Ozand it’s just as spellbinding ...

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The Wizard of Oz – Storyhouse, Chester

Writer: L. Frank Baum Music & Lyrics: Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg Adaptor: John Kane Director: Alex Clifton Reviewer: Kevin James  Under the artistic directorship of Alex Clifton, Chester’s premiere arts venue Storyhouse has certainly made an impact in the arts output of the city, the excellent duel venue summer season being a highlight of any theatregoer in the region. ...

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The Wizard of Oz – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: L. Frank Baum Music and Lyrics: Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg Director: Liam Steel Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The REP describes this production as a ‘bold yet faithful reimagining’ of the world created by L Frank Baum and forever cemented in our heads by the iconic MGM film. And the blurb does not lie – the story and the songs ...

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The Wizard of Oz – The Crucible, Sheffield

Director: Robert Hastie Choreographer: Ewan Jones Written by: L. Frank Baum Music & Lyrics: Harold Arlen Reviewer: Beverley Haigh Sheffield Theatres festive offering this year is the iconic The Wizard of Oz. This brand new production gives L. Frank Baum’s classic book a makeover, potentially appealing to a legion of new fans in the wake of Wicked, the record-breaking musical based on ...

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CD REVIEW: Michael Longoria – Broadway Brick by Brick

Reviewer: Holly Spanner Currently performing with The Midtown Men, a high-octane band performing hits from the sixties, Michael Longoria made his Broadway debut in Hairspray, after graduating with a BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. This is Longoria’s debut Solo Broadway Album, and as the title of the album suggests, Broadway Brick by Brick is a ...

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The Songbook of Judy Garland – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Director: Christopher Manoe Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen She is a Hollywood great, a true icon, and a talent whose magic on screen and stage is as powerful now as it was years ago. Safe to say then, that portraying and celebrating the achievements of the one and only Judy Garland is no easy task. And yet The Songbook of Judy Garland ...

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The Wiz – Milton Keynes Theatre

Music and lyrics: Charlie Smalls Book: William F Brown Director: Robert Marsden Reviewer: Natasha Hegarty The Wizard of Oz has spawned many a spin-off, including the Broadway hit Wicked, but before that came The Wiz. Originally with an African American cast, the musical is a retelling of the classic tale we all know and love. The original 1975 Broadway production ...

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Wicked – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music &Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Book: Winnie Holzman Director: Joe Mantello Reviewer: Megan Pearce Wicked has been running in the West End since 2006 with phenomenal success. Finally, the show is touring all over the UK and is definitely not one to miss. Everyone is familiar with the family classic, The Wizard of Oz – a story of a girl from ...

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