The Wiz

Delight your audience with a stirring production of The Wiz, a modern retelling of Frank L. Baums classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. An urbanized adaptation of the 1900 childrens novel, The Wiz features a rousing repertoire of soul musical pieces and takes inspiration from the modern African-American experience.

Grosh Backdrops and Draperys stage backdrops for The Wiz include those portraying the golden cornfields of Kansas, the colorful villages of Munchkinland, and the glittering structures of Emerald City.

The Wiz premiered at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland in October 1974 and debuted on Broadway in January 1975. This latter Broadway production won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Since then, it has seen several revivals in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.

The Wiz largely follows the story the 1939 musical fantasy film The Wizard of Oz, produced by MGM. Fully titled The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the musical tells the story of Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, who are magically transported to the magical land of Oz after getting caught in a colorful tornado of ballet dancers. Her houses violent landing kills the Wicked Witch of the East, which triggers a celebration among the Munchkins and the other inhabitants of Oz. When she asks how she could go back to Kansas, Dorothy is told by the Munchkins to look for the powerful Wiz.

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Along the way, Dorothy meets a few new friends, including a Scarecrow who wants a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who is in desperate need of courage. They go on a quest to find the Wiz, whom they believe can grant their wishes. Little did they know that the Wiz is nothing more than just a balloonist from Omaha, Nebraska!

Get the best backdrop designs for your production of The Wiz only from Grosh Backdrops and Drapery. We offer an excellent collection of products for this title and scores of other well-loved plays and musicals.

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