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.
*Music samples provided courtesy of Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
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.
- Rehearsal Materials
- Cast List
- Brief History
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.”
THE WIZARD OF OZ
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 Classic Motion Picture owned by
Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by
Adaptation and support materials for the Young Performers’ Edition
Developed by iTheatrics
Under the supervision of Timothy Allen McDonald
Except for the credits for John Kane, Peter Howard and Larry Wilcox, the above credits for all purposes shall be in type size equal to that of any other credits except for those of the star of the show. The credits for John Kane, Peter Howard and Larry Wilcox shall at all times be in a type size two thirds of the size of the credit afforded to the other authors of the play as set forth above. In the programs, the credits shall appear on the title page thereof. No name of any person or company except the Licensee, principal sponsors and/or the star(s) of the Licensee’s production shall appear above the title or above the foregoing credits to the authors. The name of Herbert Stothart must be included in the authors’ credits
The title page of the program shall contain the following announcement in type size at least one-half the size of the authors’ credits:
THE WIZARD OF OZ
is presented by arrangement with
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WIZARD OF OZ YPE is presented with the Performance CD that is supplied with the rehearsal materials.
1 Director’s Production Guide
1 Piano-Vocal Score
30 Young Performer’s Books
1 Disc Set, consisting of:
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.
Hickory (Tin Man)
Rowboat Man #1
Rowboat Man #2
City Father #1
City Father #2
Apple Tree #1
Apple Tree #2
Apple Tree #3
Emerald City Chorus
Nikko, leader of the winged monkeys
A special adaptation of the classic musical, Wizard of Oz, designed specifically for presentation by elementary and middle school students.
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Organization City, State First Performance Last Performance Social Circle Theater SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA 04/29/2016 05/07/2016 St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School KINGSTON, ON 05/03/2016 05/05/2016 Copperwood Elementary School GLENDALE, AZ 05/03/2016 05/04/2016 Campbell Collegiate High School REGINA, SK 05/04/2016 05/04/2016 Academy of Our Lady of Grace FAIRVIEW, NJ 05/04/2016 05/04/2016 Greenwood Elementary School GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO 05/04/2016 05/05/2016 Holy Trinity Episcopal Middle School GLENN DALE, MD 05/04/2016 05/07/2016 Chichester Middle School BOOTHWYN, PA 05/05/2016 05/07/2016 Intermediate School 51 Edwin Markham STATEN ISLAND, NY 05/05/2016 05/06/2016 Bannockburn School BANNOCKBURN, IL 05/05/2016 05/06/2016 Sumrall High School SUMRALL, MS 05/05/2016 05/06/2016 Brigham City Fine Arts Center BRIGHAM CITY, UT 05/05/2016 05/09/2016 Essex Public School ESSEX, ON 05/05/2016 05/05/2016 Vincent Farm Elementary School WHITE MARSH, MD 05/05/2016 05/06/2016 Countryside Montessori School CHARLOTTE, NC 05/05/2016 05/05/2016 Towne Meadow Elementary CARMEL, IN 05/05/2016 05/05/2016 Palisades Episcopal School CHARLOTTE, NC 05/05/2016 05/06/2016 Holy Savior Academy SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ 05/05/2016 05/06/2016 St. Francis de Sales LAKE GENEVA, WI 05/05/2016 05/06/2016 Canyon Grove Academy PLEASANT GROVE, UT 05/05/2016 05/06/2016 Twin Groves Middle School BUFFALO GROVE, IL 05/05/2016 05/06/2016 Mineola High School GARDEN CITY PARK, NY 05/06/2016 05/07/2016 Ralph C. Mahar Regional High School ORANGE, MA 05/06/2016 05/08/2016 The Chapel School BRONXVILLE, NY 05/06/2016 05/08/2016 Cary Jr. High School CARY, IL 05/06/2016 05/08/2016 Grace Prep High School STATE COLLEGE, PA 05/06/2016 05/07/2016 Ravenswood Middle School CHICAGO, IL 05/06/2016 05/07/2016 Umatilla Elementary School UMATILLA, FL 05/06/2016 05/06/2016 Washington Township Recreation Center CENTERVILLE, OH 05/06/2016 05/22/2016 Richard E. Byrd Elementary GLEN ROCK, NJ 05/07/2016 05/07/2016 South Side Middle School ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY 05/09/2016 05/10/2016 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School OSHAWA, ON 05/10/2016 05/12/2016 Curtain Time Theater UTICA, NY 05/10/2016 05/10/2016 Bear Creek Elementary SOULDER, CO 05/11/2016 05/11/2016 Van Buskirk Elementary School TUCSON, AZ 05/11/2016 05/11/2016 Moorestown Friends School MOORESTOWN, NJ 05/12/2016 05/12/2016 Westchester Middle School WESTCHESTER, IL 05/12/2016 05/14/2016 Southwestern Ontario Youth for Christ WOODSTOCK, ON 05/12/2016 05/14/2016 Bonita Springs Middle School BONITA SPRINGS, FL 05/12/2016 05/13/2016 Stephen Gaynor School NEW YORK, NY 05/12/2016 05/13/2016 Berry Middle School MESQUITE, TX 05/12/2016 05/13/2016 Holy Trinity School MCKEES ROCKS, PA 05/12/2016 05/14/2016 Oklahoma Children's Theatre OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 05/13/2016 05/14/2016 Fife High School TACOMA, WA 05/13/2016 05/21/2016 Bogardus Performing Arts Center BLOSSVALE, NY 05/13/2016 05/14/2016 Chesapeake Children's Theatre EASTON, MD 05/13/2016 05/15/2016 SC Johnson Elementary School RACINE, WI 05/13/2016 05/13/2016 John F. Kennedy Catholic School WASHINGTON, PA 05/13/2016 05/14/2016 Douglas City Elementary School DOUGLAS CITY, CA 05/13/2016 05/16/2016 Trinity Christian School SHOREWOOD, IL 05/13/2016 05/14/2016 Holy Name School BIRMINGHAM, MI 05/13/2016 05/14/2016 Eagle Arts Academy WELLINGTON, FL 05/13/2016 05/14/2016 Ridgewood Avenue School GLEN RIDGE, NJ 05/13/2016 05/14/2016 Taproot Theatre Company SEATTLE, WA 05/13/2016 05/14/2016 St. Cecelia Interparochial CS CLEARWATER, FL 05/13/2016 05/14/2016 Massabesic Jr. High School EAST WATERBORO, ME 05/13/2016 05/14/2016 Theater Plus! WHITMAN, MA 05/14/2016 05/14/2016 Expression Dance Studio WESTMONT, IL 05/14/2016 05/15/2016 Broadway Bound CORAL SPRINGS, FL 05/14/2016 05/14/2016 St. Benedict School RICHMOND, VA 05/15/2016 05/15/2016 Henning High School HENNING, MN 05/16/2016 05/16/2016 Baker School of Music GILBERT, AZ 05/16/2016 05/21/2016 Pine Crest Middle School FT. LAUDERDALE, FL 05/17/2016 05/17/2016 Locke's Public School ST. THOMAS, ON 05/17/2016 05/19/2016 Island Public Natural Science School TORONTO, ON 05/17/2016 05/18/2016 Austin Meehan Middle School PHILADELPHIA, PA 05/17/2016 05/17/2016 Toronto Beaches Children's Chorus TORONTO, ON 05/18/2016 05/19/2016 Monsignor Fee Otterson Catholic School EDMONTON, AB 05/18/2016 05/19/2016 Bellmore Elementary School BINBROOK, ON 05/18/2016 05/19/2016 Audobon Elementary School COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 05/18/2016 05/18/2016 Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School FORT MYERS, FL 05/18/2016 05/21/2016 Jodi Adams Drama BELMONT, MA 05/18/2016 05/18/2016 St. Vincent de Paul Elementary School SAN FRANCISO, CA 05/18/2016 05/18/2016 Santiago Charter Middle School ORANGE, CA 05/19/2016 05/20/2016 Westside School SEATTLE, WA 05/19/2016 05/20/2016 Frankfort Christian Academy FRANKFORT, KY 05/19/2016 05/20/2016 St. Joseph Catholic School WINTER HAVEN, FL 05/19/2016 05/20/2016 Southampton School #3 SOUTHAMPTON, NJ 05/19/2016 05/19/2016 Forest Grove WORCESTER, MA 05/19/2016 05/20/2016 Odessa Public School ODESSA, ON 05/19/2016 05/19/2016 Bethany Middle School SIERRA MADRE, CA 05/19/2016 05/21/2016 Holy Family School HICKSVILLE, NY 05/19/2016 05/20/2016 Our Lady of Good Counsel School SOUTHAMPTON, PA 05/20/2016 05/21/2016 All Saints Academy MIDDLETOWN, RI 05/20/2016 05/21/2016 Clinton Middle School CLINTON, WI 05/20/2016 05/20/2016 St. John's Lutheran School BARABOO, WI 05/20/2016 05/21/2016 Our Lady Of Sorrows School WHITE PLAINS, NY 05/20/2016 05/21/2016 Cathedral Catholic Academy JOHNSTOWN, PA 05/20/2016 05/21/2016 Locke Middle School BILLERICA, MA 05/20/2016 05/21/2016 Shepherd of the Hills School CENTENNIAL, CO 05/20/2016 05/20/2016 Westlake Hills Elementary WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA 05/20/2016 05/21/2016 Valley Academy Charter School HURRICANE, UT 05/20/2016 05/21/2016 Our Lady of Perpetual Help School BETHLEHEM, PA 05/20/2016 05/22/2016 Cambridge School PENNINGTON, NJ 05/21/2016 05/21/2016 Solomon Schechter Day School JERICHO, NY 05/22/2016 05/22/2016 Gottesman RTW Academy RANDOLPH, NJ 05/22/2016 05/22/2016 David Maxwell Public Elementary School WINDSOR, ON 05/25/2016 05/26/2016 Edgarton Christian Academy NEWFIELD, NJ 05/25/2016 05/26/2016 Mesa Verde Middle School MOORPARK, CA 05/26/2016 05/27/2016 Roth Jewish Community Center Of Orlando MAITLAND, FL 05/26/2016 05/26/2016 Deer Crossing Elementary School NEW MARKET, MD 05/26/2016 05/26/2016 Christian Youth Theatre Austin AUSTIN, TX 05/26/2016 05/28/2016 Ramaz Middle School NEW YORK, NY 05/26/2016 05/26/2016 Katia & Company ANTIOCH, CA 05/27/2016 05/29/2016 Elias Bernstein Intermediate School 7 STATEN ISLAND, NY 05/27/2016 05/28/2016 Dr. Albert Einstein Academy ELIZABETH, NJ 05/27/2016 05/27/2016 Sacred Heart School of Halifax HALIFAX, NS 05/27/2016 05/28/2016 Cynwyd Elementary Home & School Assoc. BALA CYNWYD, PA 06/01/2016 06/02/2016 Chapman School PORTLAND, OR 06/01/2016 06/02/2016 Hoosic Valley Elementary School SCHAGHTICOKE, NY 06/02/2016 06/03/2016 The Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor ANN ARBOR, MI 06/02/2016 06/03/2016 St. Edward the Confessor School SYOSSET, NY 06/03/2016 06/04/2016 Greenfield School PITTSBURGH, PA 06/03/2016 06/03/2016 Keystone Academy Charter School PHILADELPHIA, PA 06/03/2016 06/04/2016 St. Joseph School AUBURN, NY 06/03/2016 06/05/2016 Ladera Elementary School THOUSAND OAKS, CA 06/03/2016 06/04/2016 Summerland School SUMMERLAND, CA 06/03/2016 06/04/2016 Chaboya Middle School SAN JOSE, CA 06/03/2016 06/03/2016 Cincinnati's Theatre Kidz NORTH BEND, OH 06/04/2016 06/04/2016 Larkspur Public School BRAMPTON, ON 06/09/2016 06/09/2016 Hamlin School SAN FRANCISCO, CA 06/10/2016 06/11/2016 Center Stage Children's Theater SAN DIEGO, CA 06/10/2016 06/19/2016 Favarh Players CANTON, CT 06/10/2016 06/12/2016 St. Nicholas School TORONTO, ON 06/14/2016 06/14/2016 Katy Visual & Performing Arts Center KATY, TX 06/17/2016 06/18/2016 Ascension Episcopal Church DALLAS, TX 06/17/2016 06/17/2016 Child's Play Theatre Company MONTGOMERY, MN 06/18/2016 06/18/2016 Applause New York NEW YORK, NY 06/23/2016 06/24/2016 Creative Kids Playhouse Theatre of O.C. MISSION VIEJO, CA 06/23/2016 06/24/2016 Sandhills Theatre Arts Renaissance Sch VASS, NC 06/24/2016 06/24/2016 Lundstrum Center for the Arts MINNEAPOLIS, MN 06/29/2016 06/30/2016 Young People's Center for Creative Arts EAST HAMPTON, CT 06/30/2016 07/01/2016 Calverton School HUNTINGTOWN, MD 06/30/2016 06/30/2016 Baton Rouge Recreation & Park Commission BATON ROUGE, LA 07/01/2016 07/01/2016 Actors Conservatory Theatre LEWISVILLE, TX 07/08/2016 07/17/2016 Everett Theatre MIDDLETOWN, DE 07/08/2016 07/09/2016 Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School OAK PARK, IL 07/14/2016 07/16/2016 Young Starrs Theater Company AMBLER, PA 07/14/2016 07/16/2016 Lorain County Children's Pioneer Theatre LAGRANGE, OH 07/15/2016 07/16/2016 Dakota Players SIOUX FALLS, SD 07/15/2016 07/16/2016 Children's Musical Theaterworks FRESNO, CA 07/15/2016 07/24/2016 Artesia Arts Council ARTESIA, NM 07/16/2016 07/16/2016 Presser Performing Arts Center MEXICO, MO 07/16/2016 07/17/2016 Blessed Mother Theresa Parish DEPEW, NY 07/16/2016 07/17/2016 Ellis County Children's Theater WAXAHACHIE, TX 07/16/2016 07/16/2016 Lewiston Civic Theatre LEWISTON, ID 07/21/2016 08/07/2016 High Street Arts Center MOORPARK, CA 07/21/2016 07/24/2016 First Christian Church OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 07/22/2016 07/24/2016 Christian Youth Theatre Upstate ANDERSON, SC 07/22/2016 07/22/2016 Westmoreland Sanctuary MT. KISCO, NY 07/22/2016 07/24/2016 McKinney Youth Theatre PLANO, TX 07/22/2016 07/31/2016 Mount Sinai High School MOUNT SINAI, NY 07/24/2016 07/24/2016 Glenview Park District GLENVIEW, IL 07/27/2016 07/27/2016 Lake Dillon Foundation DILLON, CO 07/27/2016 07/27/2016 Rivertown Theaters of the Perf. 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