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 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 Alder Avenue Middle School EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ 03/06/2014 03/08/2015 Tampa Bay Triple Threat Theatre TAMPA, FL 12/20/2014 12/20/2014 Musicalschule Voicesteps CHAM 01/08/2015 01/11/2015 Apple Tree Arts GRAFTON, MA 01/09/2015 01/10/2015 Barton Junior High School EL DORADO, AR 01/15/2015 01/16/2015 Orange City School District PEPPER PIKE, OH 01/16/2015 01/17/2015 James Lick Middle School SAN FRANCISCO, CA 01/21/2015 01/24/2015 Windom Elementary School ORCHARD PARK, NY 01/21/2015 01/22/2015 Herbert Hoover Middle School BUFFALO, NY 01/22/2015 01/24/2015 Holy Redeemer Catholic School JOHNS CREEK, GA 01/23/2015 01/24/2015 West Middle Island Elementary School MIDDLE ISLAND, NY 01/23/2015 06/12/2015 East Woods School OYSTER BAY, NY 01/23/2015 01/24/2015 Northern Rockies Regional Municipality FORT NELSON, BC 01/23/2015 01/24/2015 Legacy Preparatory Academy NORTH SALT LAKE, UT 01/26/2015 01/31/2015 Ida Jew Academies SAN JOSE, CA 01/29/2015 01/30/2015 Lincoln-Titus Elementary School P.T.A CROMPOND, NY 01/30/2015 01/31/2015 Plymouth Community Intermediate School PLYMOUTH, MA 01/30/2015 01/31/2015 Hutchinson Middle School HUTCHINSON, MN 01/30/2015 02/01/2015 Emma C. Attales Middle School ABSECON, NJ 02/05/2015 02/06/2015 St. Thomas of Villanova School PALATINE, IL 02/05/2015 02/07/2015 Harpeth Hall School NASHVILLE, TN 02/06/2015 02/07/2015 Carrboro Elementary CARRBORO, NC 02/06/2015 02/07/2015 Aviara Oaks Elementary School CARLSBAD, CA 02/06/2015 02/07/2015 St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School HYANNIS, MA 02/06/2015 02/08/2015 McKinley Elementary School ELKINS PARK, PA 02/07/2015 02/07/2015 Sweet Water High School SWEET WATER, AL 02/11/2015 02/13/2015 Center Pepin School EASTHAMPTON, MA 02/12/2015 02/12/2015 LC Webster Elementary School NORTH ST. PAUL, MN 02/12/2015 02/12/2015 Lombardi Middle School GREEN BAY, WI 02/13/2015 02/16/2015 Vista Vocational & Life Skills Center MADISON, CT 02/13/2015 02/15/2015 The Melody In Me Academy BARRIE, ON 02/15/2015 02/15/2015 Artisan Center Theater HURST, TX 02/20/2015 03/21/2015 Toms River Intermediate School South BEACHWOOD, NJ 02/20/2015 02/21/2015 Mississippi Mudds of Carleton Place Inc. CARLETON PLACE, ON 02/20/2015 02/28/2015 Good Shepherd Academy NUTLEY, NJ 02/20/2015 02/22/2015 Bonaire Middle School BONAIRE, GA 02/20/2015 02/21/2015 Tipton Community Theatre TIPTON, IN 02/20/2015 02/22/2015 New Paltz Middle School NEW PALTZ, NY 02/26/2015 02/28/2015 Karrer Middle School DUBLIN, OH 02/26/2015 02/28/2015 Overland Trail Middle School BRIGHTON, CO 02/26/2015 02/28/2015 Swallow School HARTLAND, WI 02/26/2015 02/27/2015 Northwestern Elementary School KOKOMO, IN 02/27/2015 02/28/2015 Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School OLD LYME, CT 02/27/2015 02/28/2015 Charlottesville Day School CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 03/01/2015 03/01/2015 Arroyo Vista Children's Theater RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA 03/05/2015 03/14/2015 Lakewood Middle School OVERLAND PARK, KS 03/05/2015 03/06/2015 Linkhorne Middle School LYNCHBURG, VA 03/05/2015 03/06/2015 Creative Avenues LLC GRAND JUNCTION, CO 03/06/2015 04/18/2015 Lakewood School TWIN LAKES, WI 03/06/2015 03/07/2015 Barrett Middle School CARMICHAEL, CA 03/06/2015 03/07/2015 Legacy Traditional School MARICOPA, AZ 03/06/2015 03/07/2015 Ayer Elementary School PTA CINCINNATI, OH 03/06/2015 03/07/2015 Hanover Middle School HANOVER, MA 03/06/2015 03/07/2015 St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic School WHITBY, ON 03/06/2015 03/06/2015 Ogden International School of Chicago CHICAGO, IL 03/06/2015 03/08/2015 Burlington County Footlighters CINNAMINSON, NJ 03/06/2015 03/12/2015 Hartland Players Inc. HARTLAND, MI 03/09/2015 03/14/2015 Coffs Harbour Support Services COFFS HARBOUR 03/11/2015 03/13/2015 Clearwater Valley High School KOOSKIA, ID 03/11/2015 03/13/2015 Capistrano Valley Christian School SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA 03/12/2015 03/13/2015 Elan Studio for Theatrical Arts SUWANEE, GA 03/12/2015 03/15/2015 Flat Rock Playhouse FLAT ROCK, NC 03/12/2015 03/29/2015 Southridge School SURREY, BC 03/17/2015 03/18/2015 Gwynedd Mercy Academy SPRING HOUSE, PA 03/18/2015 03/19/2015 Mountain View School MENDHAM, NJ 03/19/2015 03/21/2015 Compton Elementary School POWDER SPRINGS, GA 03/19/2015 03/19/2015 J.R. Gerritts Middle School KIMBERLY, WI 03/19/2015 03/21/2015 Hunters Woods Elementary School PTA RESTON, VA 03/19/2015 03/20/2015 Howell Township Middle School North FARMINGDALE, NJ 03/19/2015 03/21/2015 Copper Hills Elementary School FRESNO, CA 03/19/2015 03/21/2015 St. John Amelith Lutheran School BAY CITY, MI 03/20/2015 03/21/2015 St. Denis Parish HAVERTOWN, PA 03/20/2015 03/21/2015 Wandell School SADDLE RIVER, NJ 03/20/2015 03/21/2015 Santiago Christian School LAS PALOMAS 03/20/2015 03/21/2015 Lakota Plains Jr. School Theater LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, OH 03/20/2015 03/22/2015 Satilla Marsh Elementary School BRUNSWICK, GA 03/20/2015 03/21/2015 Coronado Middle School CORONADO, CA 03/20/2015 03/21/2015 Good Shepherd Catholic School NORTHAMPTON, PA 03/20/2015 03/22/2015 St. John's Lutheran School BUCKLEY, IL 03/20/2015 03/20/2015 Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School BALTIMORE, MD 03/22/2015 03/24/2015 Frankfort Schuyler Elementary School FRANKFORT, NY 03/24/2015 03/25/2015 Hamilton Traditional School SOUTH BEND, IN 03/25/2015 03/27/2015 High Bridge Middle School HIGH BRIDGE, NJ 03/26/2015 03/28/2015 St. Vincent Martyr School MADISON, NJ 03/26/2015 03/27/2015 St. Brendan High School MIAMI, FL 03/26/2015 03/27/2015 St. Brigid of Kildare Elementary School DUBLIN, OH 03/26/2015 03/27/2015 St. Jude Catholic School SOUTH BEND, IN 03/26/2015 03/27/2015 St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School WOODBRIDGE, VA 03/27/2015 03/28/2015 Solvay Middle School SYRACUSE, NY 03/27/2015 03/28/2015 City of Fairfield FAIRFIELD, OH 03/27/2015 03/29/2015 St. Benedict School HOLDMDEL, NJ 03/27/2015 03/29/2015 J. W. Walker School FORT FRANCES, ON 04/01/2015 04/02/2015 Locust Grove High School LOCUST GROVE, GA 04/02/2015 04/03/2015 Chattanooga High School Ctr Creative Art CHATTANOOGA, TN 04/03/2015 04/03/2015 Wakulla Middle School CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 04/03/2015 04/03/2015 Riverdale School RIVERDALE, NJ 04/09/2015 04/09/2015 Get Your Wigle On SHREWSBURY 04/09/2015 04/12/2015 Cedar Park Middle School PORTLAND, OR 04/09/2015 04/11/2015 Leonardtown Middle School LEONARDTOWN, MD 04/10/2015 04/11/2015 John T. Nichols Middle School MIDDLEBORO, MA 04/10/2015 04/11/2015 Village Theatre KIDSTAGE EVERETT, WA 04/10/2015 04/26/2015 Assumption School MILLBURY, MA 04/11/2015 04/11/2015 All For One - Springfield School Dist. SPRINGFIELD, VT 04/14/2015 04/14/2015 Crossroads Public School NIAGARA ON THE LAKE, ON 04/15/2015 04/16/2015 Park Tudor School INDIANAPOLIS, IN 04/16/2015 04/17/2015 Hodgson Studio of Music & Drama LAWTON, OK 04/17/2015 04/25/2015 Mequon-Thiensville School District MEQUON, WI 04/17/2015 04/19/2015 McGinnis Woods Country Day School ALPHARETTA, GA 04/17/2015 04/17/2015 Legacy Traditional School AVONDALE, AZ 04/17/2015 04/18/2015 Cloudland High School ROAN MOUNTAIN, TN 04/17/2015 04/18/2015 Mark Twain Elementary School ROLLA, MO 04/18/2015 04/18/2015 St. Andrew Catholic Elementary School ETOBICOKE, ON 04/21/2015 04/22/2015 Treehouse Theater MANITOWOC, WI 04/24/2015 04/26/2015 Grandview Middle School MOUND, MN 04/24/2015 04/27/2015 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 Belleville West High School BELLEVILLE, IL 04/30/2015 05/02/2015 Colonel E. B. Lee Middle High School SILVER SPRING, MD 05/01/2015 05/02/2015 Davenport School of the Arts DAVENPORT, FL 05/01/2015 05/09/2015 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 Country Side Elem. School Dram Club SURPRISE, AZ 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 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 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 Our Lady of Perpetual Help School GLENDALE, AZ 05/08/2015 05/10/2015 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 Norwood School BETHESDA, MD 05/08/2015 05/09/2015 Northern Kentucky University HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY 05/09/2015 05/10/2015 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 Eastview Jr. Public School TORONTO, ON 05/13/2015 05/14/2015 N.P. Trist Middle School MERAUX, LA 05/14/2015 05/16/2015 Okatie Elementary School OKATIE, SC 05/14/2015 05/18/2015 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 Nuttall Middle School ROBINSON, IL 05/15/2015 05/17/2015 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 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 St. Mary School WATERBURY, CT 05/15/2015 05/16/2015 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 Solomon Schechter School of Queens FLUSHING, NY 05/19/2015 05/19/2015 Towamensing Elementary School Chorus LEHIGHTON, PA 05/21/2015 05/22/2015 St. John the Baptist Elem School CINCINNATI, OH 05/22/2015 05/23/2015 Luna Middle School Showstoppers SAN ANTONIO, TX 05/22/2015 05/24/2015 Cambridge Centre for the Arts CAMBRIDGE, ON 05/23/2015 05/23/2015 P.S./I.S. 102 Queens ELMHURST, NY 05/28/2015 05/30/2015 Inspire Us Productions BAYONNE, NJ 05/30/2015 05/30/2015 Downtown Alternative School TORONTO, ON 06/04/2015 06/04/2015 Centre Stage Theatre School BURLINGTON, ON 06/05/2015 06/06/2015 Linthicum Elementary School LINTHICUM, MD 06/05/2015 06/06/2015 Jerome Dunn Academy School No. 9 ELIZABETH, NJ 06/15/2015 06/15/2015 New Minas Elementary School NEW MINAS, NS 06/23/2015 06/23/2015 Azure Theatre School BEACONSFIELD 06/25/2015 06/25/2015 Falls Patio Players, Inc. MENOMONEE FALLS, WI 07/02/2015 07/02/2015 Burnt Store Presbyterian Church PUNTA GORDA, FL 07/10/2015 07/10/2015 Desert Stages Theatre SCOTTSDALE, AZ 07/10/2015 08/08/2015 Sleeping Star Productions BLACKBURN SOUTH 07/24/2015 07/25/2015 New Britain Youth Theater NEW BRITAIN, CT 07/24/2015 07/26/2015 Newport Childrens Theatre NEWPORT, RI 07/25/2015 07/25/2015 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