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THE WIZ, "The Concert"
Join WABE as we “Ease on down the Road” to enjoy the True Colors Theatre‘s production of THE WIZ, “The Concert” on Saturday, June 24th at Southwest Arts Center. You’ll sing along to favorites like “As Soon As I Get Home”, “Be A Lion”, and “If You Believe”.
THE WIZ is a retelling of L. Frank Baum’s classic 1900 children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the context of modern African American culture. With music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls (and others) and book by William F. Brown, the musical debuted in 1974 in Baltimore, Maryland, and won several Tony Awards in 1975 including Best Musical. It was an early example of Broadway’s mainstream acceptance of works with an all-black cast.
We look forward to seeing you there!