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

About the Director

As an actor, Brian Hill spent three seasons with the Shaw Festival, appeared as Raoul in the Toronto production of The Phantom of the Opera and as Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard. For the Stratford Festival he directed Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience and was associate director Man of La Mancha and Fiddler On The Roof. He was resident director of the Toronto, Vancouver and national companies of Forever Plaid and served as associate director for the U.S. national tours of Sunset Boulevard and The Sound of Music. He was director and dramaturge of Come From Away for the CMTP, Goodspeed Musicals and NAMT. For Disney Theatrical Productions he was resident director of the Toronto and Broadway companies of The Lion King and associate director of Broadway’s The Little Mermaid.

With composer/lyricist Neil Bartram he has written The Adventures of Pinocchio, The Theory of Relativity and The Story of My Life, which premiered on Broadway in 2009, earning four Drama Desk Award nominations (Outstanding Musical, Music, Lyrics, and Book). Current Bartram and Hill projects include Bethune and Senza Luce (CMTP), Belles Soeurs, You Are Here, Bedknobs and Broomsticks (Chicago Shakespeare Theater) and Something Wicked This Way Comes (Delaware Theatre Company). Brian wrote the new book for the Old Globe's production of October Sky and the revised book for the Goodman Theatre's acclaimed production of Brigadoon.

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