Play the Songs
- "The Wizard of Oz" Opening YPE
- Over the Rainbow YPE (rehearsal)
- Over the Rainbow YPE (performance)
- The Cyclone YPE (rehearsal)
- The Cyclone YPE (performance)
- Munchkinland YPE (rehearsal)
- Munchkinland Musical Sequence YPE (rehearsal)
- Munchkinland Musical Sequence YPE (performance)
- Yellow Brick Road YPE (rehearsal)
- Yellow Brick Road
- If I Only Had a Brain YPE (rehearsal)
- If I Only Had a Brain YPE (performance)
- If I Only Had a Heart YPE (rehearsal)
- If I Only Had a Heart YPE (performance)
- If I Only Had the Nerve YPE (rehearsal)
- If I Only Had the Nerve YPE (performance)
- Jitterbug YPE (rehearsal)
- Jitterbug YPE (performance)
- Optimistic Voices YPE (rehearsal)
- Optimistic Voices YPE (performance)
- The Merry Old Land of Oz YPE (rehearsal)
- The Merry Old Land of Oz YPE (performance)
- If I Were King of the Forest YPE (rehearsal)
- If I Were King of the Forest YPE (performance)
- Winkies March YPE (rehearsal)
- Winkies March YPE (performance)
- Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead YPE (rehearsal)
- Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead YPE (performance)
- Balloon Ascension YPE (rehearsal)
- Balloon Ascension YPE (performance)
- No Place Like Home YPE (rehearsal)
- No Place Like Home YPE (performance)
- Finale YPE (rehearsal)
- Finale YPE (performance)
The Young Performers’ Edition of The Wizard of Oz is a one-hour adaptation specially tailored for elementary school and middle school aged children. The materials have been prepared to help your school or organization mount the best possible production and to give your children an exciting and rewarding experience.
Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination.
Full performance of Jitterbug from the Staging and Choreography DVD.
Each of the selected numbers on the DVD can also be viewed with audio commentary and suggestions for staging and choreography.
*Music samples provided courtesy of Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
- Rehearsal Materials
Dorothy Gale lives on a Kansas farm with her aunt and uncle. She keeps getting in the way while the adults work, so she finds a quiet place where she won’t get into any trouble —Over The Rainbow. The girl is upset when the mean Miss Gulch comes to take her dog Toto away. However, Toto escapes and joins Dorothy as she runs away from the farm. They meet the kind Professor Marvel, who convinces Dorothy to go back home. When a cyclone hits, Dorothy and Toto seek shelter in her room, where Dorothy is accidentally hit on the head.
When she wakes up, her house has been carried to The Land of Oz, where it lands on and fatally strikes the Wicked Witch of the East, freeing the Munchkins from the Witch’s power — Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead. The Wicked Witch of the West comes to avenge her sister’s death and to claim her sister’s magic ruby slippers, only to find them on Dorothy’s feet, where the Witch can’t get to them. Dorothy wants to go back home to Kansas, but the Munchkins tell her she must seek help from the Wizard of Oz. So Dorothy is off to see the Wizard — Yellow Brick Road.
Along the way she meets three new friends and travel companions. The Scarecrow explains why he needs to see the Wizard in If I Only Had A Brain. The Tinman joins them because his life would be better If I Only Had A Heart and the Lion comes along — If I Only Had The Nerve.
The group reaches a haunted forest filled with jitterbugs that spook them and make them dance until they all collapse from exhaustion — Jitterbug. Then they arrive at the Merry Old Land Of Oz, but the Wizard refuses at first to meet them. The Wicked Witch threatens them again, and they are finally brought to see the Wizard, who will help them only if they prove themselves worthy by bringing him the Witch’s broomstick. So off the foursome goes, through a haunted forest to the land of the Winkies, who guard the Wicked Witch’s castle.
In the forest some winged monkeys capture Dorothy and Toto and take them to the castle, where the Wicked Witch again fails to get the ruby slippers off Dorothy’s feet and threatens to drown Toto. But Toto escapes, just as the Lion, Scarecrow and Tinman come to rescue Dorothy. The Wicked Witch becomes even meaner and threatens the Scarecrow with fire on her broomstick. Dorothy throws a bucket of water at the fire and ends up dousing the Wicked Witch, who screams and melts into nothing. — Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead. The foursome take the broomstick back to the Wizard, who is revealed as just an ordinary man hiding behind a curtain.
At a graduation ceremony, the Wizard makes the Scarecrow a Doctor of Thinkology, the Lion a member of the Legion of Courage and gives the Tinman a heart-shaped watch. He offers to take Dorothy back to Kansas in his hot-air balloon, but the balloon accidentally takes off without Dorothy and Toto. The good witch Glinda explains to Dorothy how to get home: All she has to do is close her eyes, tap her heels together three times and repeat “there’s no place like home.”
Back in Kansas the storm is over. Dorothy wakes up confused, but soon realizes that there really is “no place like home.”
By L. Frank Baum
With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard
Orchestration by Larry Wilcox
Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Based upon the Classical Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.
1 Director’s Production Guide
1 Piano-Vocal Score
30 Young Performer’s Books
1 Disc Set, consisting of:
1 Sing-Along CD
1 Performance CD
1 Choreography DVD
Optional Additional Materials
1 Tams Rehearsal Aid
Young Performer’s Books, containing the complete script and all vocal material adapted to the musical range of developing voices.
Sing-Along CD, to help your cast learn the songs.
Performance CD, with orchestral accompaniment for your production.
Choreography DVD, containing simple, effective dance steps and staging ideas for selected songs.
Piano-Vocal Score, as an additional rehearsal tool.
Production Guide, complete with background material, directorial pointers, details on incorporating the show’s production into the school curriculum and suggestions for involving your community at large.
Find upcoming performances near you.
Organization City, State First Performance Last Performance Way Off Broadway Dinner Theater FREDERICK, MD 04/11/2015 07/25/2015 Moving Art BARRIE, ON 04/25/2015 05/03/2015 Wood Dale Jr. High School WOOD DALE, IL 04/29/2015 05/01/2015 Jerling Jr. High School ORLAND PARK, IL 04/29/2015 05/01/2015 Frances Xavier Warde School CHICAGO, IL 04/29/2015 04/29/2015 Rothesay Netherwood School ROTHESAY, NB 04/30/2015 05/02/2015 Keystone Heights High School KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, FL 04/30/2015 05/02/2015 Butteville Elementary School WEED, CA 04/30/2015 04/30/2015 The Charleston Christian School CHARLESTON, SC 04/30/2015 04/30/2015 Davenport School of the Arts DAVENPORT, FL 05/01/2015 05/09/2015 Meredith Middle School MIDDLETOWN, DE 05/01/2015 05/03/2015 Murray Middle School WILMINGTON, NC 05/01/2015 05/03/2015 Actor's Guild of Schuylkill County SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, PA 05/01/2015 05/03/2015 Heights Christian Jr. High School LA MIRADA, CA 05/01/2015 05/02/2015 Pawling Community Services PAWLING, NY 05/01/2015 05/01/2015 Brandon Academy BRANDON, FL 05/01/2015 05/02/2015 Bangor High School BANGOR, PA 05/01/2015 05/02/2015 Colonel E. B. Lee Middle High School SILVER SPRING, MD 05/01/2015 05/02/2015 Northwoods Park Middle School JACKSONVILLE, NC 05/02/2015 05/03/2015 St. Stephen School HAMDEN, CT 05/02/2015 05/03/2015 Camarillo Academy for Progressive Edu. CAMARILLO, CA 05/04/2015 05/07/2015 Father Francis McSpiritt Elementary BRAMPTON, ON 05/06/2015 05/07/2015 St. Denis Catholic School ST. CATHARINES, ON 05/06/2015 05/07/2015 Clay County High School MANCHESTER, KY 05/06/2015 05/09/2015 Holy Redeemer School COLLEGE PARK, MD 05/07/2015 05/07/2015 Vandeventer Middle School FRISCO, TX 05/07/2015 05/08/2015 Brenham Children's Chorus BRENHAM, TX 05/07/2015 05/09/2015 Denver Center for International Studies DENVER, CO 05/07/2015 05/09/2015 St. Frances Cabrini Academy ST. LOUIS, MO 05/07/2015 05/07/2015 Calvert Elementary School PRINCE FREDERICK, MD 05/07/2015 05/08/2015 Fox Valley Christian Academy NEENAH, WI 05/07/2015 05/08/2015 Sweetwater Elementary LITHIA SPRINGS, GA 05/07/2015 05/07/2015 Mulgrave School WEST VANCOUVER, BC 05/07/2015 05/07/2015 Our Lady of Perpetual Help School GLENDALE, AZ 05/08/2015 05/10/2015 Orange Park Community Theatre ORANGE PARK, FL 05/08/2015 05/10/2015 C.A.T.H.E. Youth Theater Group BURLINGTON, WI 05/08/2015 05/17/2015 Hightower Trail Elementary School CONYERS, GA 05/08/2015 05/12/2015 James E. Allen Jr./Sr. High School DIX HILLS, NY 05/08/2015 05/09/2015 Pitts School Road Elementary School CONCORD, NC 05/08/2015 05/09/2015 St. Peter Prince of Apostles School SAN ANTONIO, TX 05/08/2015 05/08/2015 St. Mary's Prep DENVILLE, NJ 05/08/2015 05/09/2015 Roosevelt Elementary School OGDEN, UT 05/08/2015 05/12/2015 Mark Bills Middle School PEORIA, IL 05/08/2015 05/08/2015 Wekiva River Players LONGWOOD, FL 05/08/2015 05/10/2015 Norwood School BETHESDA, MD 05/08/2015 05/09/2015 Northern Kentucky University HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY 05/09/2015 05/10/2015 Songbirds Studio GASTONIA, NC 05/09/2015 05/09/2015 St. Laurence School UPPER DARBY, PA 05/09/2015 05/09/2015 Whitwell Middle School WHITWELL, TN 05/11/2015 05/13/2015 Joshua Creek Public School OAKVILLE, ON 05/12/2015 05/14/2015 Our Lady of Peace Elementary School ETOBICOKE, ON 05/12/2015 05/12/2015 Citrus Grove Elementary School DELAND, FL 05/13/2015 05/15/2015 Tarpon Springs Fundamental Elementary TARPON SPRINGS, FL 05/13/2015 05/14/2015 St. Casimir School BALTIMORE, MD 05/13/2015 05/13/2015 Eastview Jr. Public School TORONTO, ON 05/13/2015 05/14/2015 St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA 05/13/2015 05/13/2015 Crescent School TORONTO, ON 05/13/2015 05/14/2015 Jan Williams School of Music BRENTWOOD, TN 05/14/2015 05/17/2015 N.P. Trist Middle School MERAUX, LA 05/14/2015 05/16/2015 Okatie Elementary School OKATIE, SC 05/14/2015 05/18/2015 Art House Productions JERSEY CITY, NJ 05/14/2015 05/17/2015 Montessori Academy of Cincinnati MASON, OH 05/14/2015 05/14/2015 Malcom Bridge Middle School BOGART, GA 05/14/2015 05/15/2015 Henderson International School HENDERSON, NV 05/14/2015 05/15/2015 Laurel Woods Elementary School LAUREL, MD 05/14/2015 05/15/2015 Shadowlawn Elementary School GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL 05/14/2015 05/14/2015 Leading Edge Academy GILBERT, AZ 05/14/2015 05/15/2015 Sts. Faith, Hope and Charity School WINNETKA, IL 05/14/2015 05/15/2015 Jewish Community Center OWINGS MILLS, MD 05/14/2015 05/17/2015 MusicWorks! Studio of Performing Arts CANTON, NC 05/15/2015 05/16/2015 North Shore Children's Theatre SALEM, MA 05/15/2015 05/17/2015 Winslow School VINELAND, NJ 05/15/2015 05/15/2015 Northside Elementary School CYNTHIANA, KY 05/15/2015 05/15/2015 Mark Twain Elementary School ROLLA, MO 05/15/2015 05/15/2015 Balboa Middle School VENTURA, CA 05/15/2015 05/15/2015 Baden Academy Charter School BADEN, PA 05/15/2015 05/16/2015 St. Agnes - Sacred Heart School HILLTOWN, PA 05/15/2015 05/17/2015 Sunderland Elementary School SUNDERLAND, MD 05/15/2015 05/15/2015 Excellence Girls Middle Academy BROOKLYN, NY 05/15/2015 05/15/2015 St. Bernard of Clairvaux Parish BROOKLYN, NY 05/15/2015 05/17/2015 STAR Kids Productions NOVATO, CA 05/15/2015 05/15/2015 St. Stephen School SAN FRANCISCO, CA 05/15/2015 05/16/2015 Sunrise Beach School OLYMPIA, WA 05/15/2015 05/15/2015 St. Mary School WATERBURY, CT 05/15/2015 05/16/2015 Nuttall Middle School ROBINSON, IL 05/15/2015 05/17/2015 Academy of the Most Blessed Sacrament FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ 05/16/2015 05/17/2015 Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School RALEIGH, NC 05/16/2015 05/17/2015 Jewish Community Center SPRINGFIELD, MA 05/17/2015 05/18/2015 Norwalk Middle School NORWALK, IA 05/19/2015 05/19/2015 Solomon Schechter School of Queens FLUSHING, NY 05/19/2015 05/19/2015 Stukey Elementary School NORTHGLENN, CO 05/19/2015 05/22/2015 Stoneybrooke Christian School SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA 05/20/2015 05/21/2015 Towamensing Elementary School Chorus LEHIGHTON, PA 05/21/2015 05/22/2015 Metro East Montessori GRANITE, IL 05/21/2015 05/21/2015 Farmington Academy AVON, CT 05/22/2015 05/22/2015 Penn Middle School IRWIN, PA 05/22/2015 05/23/2015 Luna Middle School Showstoppers SAN ANTONIO, TX 05/22/2015 05/24/2015 St. John the Baptist Elem School CINCINNATI, OH 05/22/2015 05/23/2015 Cambridge Centre for the Arts CAMBRIDGE, ON 05/23/2015 05/23/2015 St. Jerome Academy HYATTSVILLE, MD 05/27/2015 05/27/2015 Mount Eliza Secondary College MT. ELIZA 05/28/2015 05/28/2015 Conwell Elementary School JERSEY CITY, NJ 05/28/2015 05/29/2015 P.S./I.S. 102 Queens ELMHURST, NY 05/28/2015 05/30/2015 Carrollwood Cultural Center TAMPA, FL 05/29/2015 05/31/2015 Noteable Kids Arts Center DENVER, CO 05/29/2015 05/31/2015 Stage Kids EAST WENATCHEE, WA 05/29/2015 06/06/2015 Pittsfield Middle/High School PITTSFIELD, NH 05/29/2015 05/31/2015 Sunset Elementary PASADENA, MD 05/30/2015 05/31/2015 Inspire Us Productions BAYONNE, NJ 05/30/2015 05/30/2015 Ilchester Elementary School ELLICOTT CITY, MD 06/02/2015 06/03/2015 Meadowbrook School of Weston WESTON, MA 06/03/2015 06/04/2015 Downtown Alternative School TORONTO, ON 06/04/2015 06/04/2015 San Diego Creative Arts Project SAN DIEGO, CA 06/05/2015 06/05/2015 Briarcliff Middle School BRIARCLIFF, NY 06/05/2015 06/07/2015 Public School 217 BROOKLYN, NY 06/05/2015 06/08/2015 Southside Middle School MANCHESTER, NH 06/05/2015 06/06/2015 Sacred Heart Catholic School SALISBURY, NC 06/05/2015 06/06/2015 Centre Stage Theatre School BURLINGTON, ON 06/05/2015 06/06/2015 David A Boody School for Magnet Studies BROOKLYN, NY 06/11/2015 06/12/2015 Marcus Jewish Comm. Center of Atlanta DUNWOODY, GA 06/12/2015 07/20/2015 Waldorf School of Orange County COSTA MESA, CA 06/12/2015 06/13/2015 West Middle Island Elementary School MIDDLE ISLAND, NY 06/12/2015 06/12/2015 Jerome Dunn Academy School No. 9 ELIZABETH, NJ 06/15/2015 06/15/2015 St. Christopher's School MANAMA 06/17/2015 06/18/2015 Loreto College MARRYATVILLE, SA 06/18/2015 06/20/2015 Calvary Community Theater ROSEVILLE, MN 06/19/2015 06/28/2015 Jefferson Performing Arts Society METAIRIE, LA 06/19/2015 06/21/2015 Singing Onstage Studios STATE COLLEGE, PA 06/19/2015 06/19/2015 Holly Theatre Company DAHLONEGA, GA 06/20/2015 06/28/2015 New Minas Elementary School NEW MINAS, NS 06/23/2015 06/23/2015 T.A.P.E.S. School of Performing Arts BIXBY, OK 06/24/2015 06/28/2015 Bucyrus Little Theatre BUCYRUS, OH 06/25/2015 06/28/2015 Azure Theatre School BEACONSFIELD 06/25/2015 06/25/2015 Plano Children's Theatre $228.50, TX 06/25/2015 06/28/2015 Weathervane Playhouse NEWARK, OH 06/26/2015 06/27/2015 Waynesboro Public Schools WAYNESBORO, VA 06/26/2015 06/26/2015 Church After School Association TUPELO, MS 06/26/2015 06/26/2015 St. Francis Xavier School PHOENIX, AZ 06/26/2015 06/26/2015 Sierra Tahoe Children's Theater SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA 06/27/2015 06/27/2015 Conifers Prep School MIDHURST 06/29/2015 06/30/2015 Falls Patio Players, Inc. MENOMONEE FALLS, WI 07/02/2015 07/02/2015 Edlin School RESTON, VA 07/03/2015 07/05/2015 Lamesa Community Players LAMESA, TX 07/03/2015 07/12/2015 Upper Darby Township Recreation Dept. DREXEL HILL, PA 07/08/2015 07/10/2015 Theatre Charlotte CHARLOTTE, NC 07/08/2015 07/12/2015 Community Children's Theater PEORIA, IL 07/09/2015 07/12/2015 Burnt Store Presbyterian Church PUNTA GORDA, FL 07/10/2015 07/10/2015 MartinE Productions FORT THOMAS, KY 07/17/2015 07/17/2015 Children's Theatre Workshop BALLWIN, MO 07/17/2015 07/17/2015 Marquee Theatrical Productions AURORA, ON 07/23/2015 08/21/2015 Rainbow Youth Theatre Society COMOX, BC 07/23/2015 07/25/2015 Sleeping Star Productions BLACKBURN SOUTH 07/24/2015 07/25/2015 New Britain Youth Theater NEW BRITAIN, CT 07/24/2015 07/26/2015 Riverbend Live ROSEBURG, OR 07/24/2015 07/25/2015 Stagelights WILLIAMSBURG, VA 07/24/2015 07/25/2015 Newport Childrens Theatre NEWPORT, RI 07/25/2015 07/25/2015 Deborah Glenn Drama And Vocals PURCELLVILLE, NJ 07/30/2015 08/01/2015 Yavapai College PRESCOTT, AZ 08/05/2015 08/05/2015 Bamtheatre HINSDALE, IL 08/07/2015 08/09/2015 ACTiv Elite Performers SYDNEY 08/07/2015 08/09/2015 Marquee Youth Stage SAINT CHARLES, IL 08/08/2015 08/08/2015 Up In Lights Productions Inc. LOVELAND, CO 08/10/2015 08/12/2015 The Meher School LAFAYETTE, CA 08/10/2015 08/14/2015 Crestwood Country Day School MELVILLE, NY 08/12/2015 08/13/2015 Encore Stage & Studio ARLINGTON, VA 08/20/2015 08/21/2015 St. Joseph's Primary School MELBOURNE 09/15/2015 09/16/2015 Masquerade Performing Arts BERWICK 09/24/2015 09/27/2015 Paul Kinder Middle School BLUE SPRINGS, MO 10/15/2015 10/17/2015 Samaritan College WHYALLA, SA 10/23/2015 10/24/2015 All The World's A Stage CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI 11/07/2015 11/07/2015 Chesapeake Bay Middle School PASADENA, MD 11/12/2015 11/14/2015 Heidelberg University Community TIFFIN, OH 11/14/2015 11/15/2015 Woodglen Elementary School NEW CITY, NY 11/19/2015 11/20/2015 Fort Zumwalt West Middle School O'FALLON, MO 11/20/2015 11/21/2015 Spokane Children's Theatre SPOKANE, WA 11/27/2015 12/20/2015 Country Side Elem. School Dram Club SURPRISE, AZ 12/10/2015 12/11/2015 Broadway Theatre of Pitman PITMAN, NJ 02/18/2016 02/20/2016 York Suburban Middle School YORK, PA 02/26/2016 02/27/2016 Millenium Musicians ORANGE CITY, FL 03/02/2016 03/04/2016 Glen Meadow School VERNON, NJ 03/22/2016 03/23/2016