The Wizard of Oz        

July 6

August 25, 2019

CST's Courtyard Theater

by L. Frank Baum
with music & lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg
adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
directed by Brian Hill
choreographed by Kenny Ingram

L. Frank Baum


L. FRANK BAUM Mr. Baum was an American author chiefly known for his children's books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen novel sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a host of other works (fifty-five novels in total, plus four "lost works", eighty-three short stories, over 200 poems, an unknown number of scripts and many miscellaneous writings), and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen. His works anticipated century-later commonplaces, such as television, augmented reality, laptop computers (The Master Key), wireless telephones (Tik-Tok of Oz), women in high-risk, action-heavy occupations (Mary Louise in the Country), and the ubiquity of advertising on clothing (Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work).

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