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 Brisbane Water Secondary College UMINA 11/03/2014 11/05/2014 The Mainstage Inc. MISHAWAKA, IN 11/07/2014 11/08/2014 Damascus School DAMASCUS, PA 11/07/2014 11/08/2014 Tomorrow Youth Repertory ALAMEDA, CA 11/07/2014 11/23/2014 Kidz Theatre Kompany FENTON, MI 11/07/2014 11/16/2014 Easy Street Theater for Actors CHEBANSE, IL 11/07/2014 11/09/2014 Orangevale Open School PTA FAIR OAKS, CA 11/07/2014 11/15/2014 A Step Ahead Performing Arts Studio LOGANVILLE, GA 11/08/2014 11/16/2014 Tenison Woods College MOUNT GAMBIER, SA 11/11/2014 11/12/2014 Pennsylvania Theatre Perf. Arts, Inc. HAZLETON, PA 11/13/2014 11/16/2014 Menotomy Musical Theater ARLINGTON, MA 11/14/2014 11/16/2014 St. Simon the Apostle School INDIANAPOLIS, IN 11/14/2014 11/15/2014 City of Gilroy Recreation Department GILROY, CA 11/14/2014 11/23/2014 Walnut Grove Middle School MIDLOTHIAN, TX 11/14/2014 11/15/2014 South Tampa Center for the Arts TAMPA, FL 11/15/2014 11/15/2014 Ashland High School ASHLAND, KS 11/15/2014 11/16/2014 Oaklawn Visual & Performing Arts Magnet HOT SPRINGS, AR 11/18/2014 11/20/2014 North Muskegon High School NORTH MUSKEGON, MI 11/20/2014 11/23/2014 Woodlynde School STRAFFORD, PA 11/20/2014 11/21/2014 Hoboken Charter School HOBOKEN, NJ 11/21/2014 11/23/2014 Gesu School TOLEDO, OH 11/21/2014 11/22/2014 The Children's Theatre, Inc. DOVER, DE 11/21/2014 11/23/2014 Lakeview Middle School STONEBORO, PA 11/21/2014 11/22/2014 Debbie's Angels Productions JACKSONVILLE, NC 11/21/2014 11/23/2014 Carousel Theatre Productions LEESBURG, FL 11/21/2014 11/22/2014 Sol Treasures KING CITY, CA 11/21/2014 11/22/2014 Edward Fulton Jr. High School O'FALLON, IL 11/21/2014 11/22/2014 Hemenway Elementary School P.T.O. FRAMINGHAM, MA 11/21/2014 11/22/2014 David Posnack Jewish Day School DAVIE, FL 12/02/2014 12/04/2014 In The Limelight GOTHA, FL 12/04/2014 12/07/2014 Carl Traeger Middle School OSHKOSH, WI 12/05/2014 12/06/2014 Tomah Middle School TOMAH, WI 12/05/2014 12/06/2014 Fairport Children's Theatre FAIRPORT, NY 12/05/2014 12/13/2014 Orlando Repertory Theatre ORLANDO, FL 12/05/2014 12/07/2014 Williamstown North Primary School WILLIAMSTOWN 12/10/2014 12/11/2014 Norwood Avenue School NORTHPORT, NY 12/11/2014 12/12/2014 Patton Middle School MCMINNVILLE, OR 12/12/2014 12/14/2014 Ringwood Secondary College RINGWOOD 12/12/2014 12/15/2014 Maitland Academy of Performing Arts ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL 12/12/2014 12/14/2014 Creative Drama Childrens Theater WINSTON-SALEM, NC 12/12/2014 12/13/2014 Tampa Bay Triple Threat Theatre TAMPA, FL 12/20/2014 12/20/2014 Musicalschule Voicesteps CHAM 01/08/2015 01/11/2015 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 Holy Redeemer Catholic School JOHNS CREEK, GA 01/23/2015 01/24/2015 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 Belleville West High School BELLEVILLE, IL 01/29/2015 01/30/2015 Ida Jew Academies SAN JOSE, CA 01/29/2015 01/30/2015 Asheville Community Theatre ASHEVILLE, NC 02/06/2015 03/01/2015 Carrboro Elementary CARRBORO, NC 02/06/2015 02/07/2015 McKinley Elementary School ELKINS PARK, PA 02/07/2015 02/07/2015 Chattanooga High School Ctr Creative Art CHATTANOOGA, TN 02/12/2015 02/15/2015 Center Pepin School EASTHAMPTON, MA 02/12/2015 02/12/2015 Lombardi Middle School GREEN BAY, WI 02/13/2015 02/16/2015 The Melody In Me Academy BARRIE, ON 02/15/2015 02/15/2015 Mississippi Mudds of Carleton Place Inc. CARLETON PLACE, ON 02/20/2015 02/28/2015 Bonaire Middle School BONAIRE, GA 02/20/2015 02/21/2015 Tipton Community Theatre TIPTON, IN 02/20/2015 02/22/2015 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 Legacy Traditional School MARICOPA, AZ 03/06/2015 03/07/2015 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 Asheville Christian Academy SWANNANOA, NC 03/11/2015 03/14/2015 Capistrano Valley Christian School SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA 03/12/2015 03/13/2015 HarborSide Productions LLC NORTHPORT, NY 03/19/2015 05/03/2015 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 Howell Township Middle School North FARMINGDALE, NJ 03/19/2015 03/21/2015 St. John Amelith Lutheran School BAY CITY, MI 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 Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School BALTIMORE, MD 03/22/2015 03/24/2015 St. Vincent Martyr School MADISON, NJ 03/26/2015 03/27/2015 St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School WOODBRIDGE, VA 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 Get Your Wigle On SHREWSBURY 04/09/2015 04/12/2015 Village Theatre KIDSTAGE EVERETT, WA 04/10/2015 04/26/2015 St. Thomas Episcopal School HOUSTON, TX 04/17/2015 04/19/2015 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 St. Andrew Catholic Elementary School ETOBICOKE, ON 04/21/2015 04/22/2015 Grandview Middle School MOUND, MN 04/24/2015 04/27/2015 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 Brenham Children's Chorus BRENHAM, TX 05/07/2015 05/09/2015 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 Northern Kentucky University HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY 05/09/2015 05/10/2015 Okatie Elementary School OKATIE, SC 05/14/2015 05/18/2015 Malcom Bridge Middle School BOGART, GA 05/14/2015 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 Inspire Us Productions BAYONNE, NJ 05/30/2015 05/30/2015 Benjamin Franklin School No. 13 ELIZABETH, NJ 06/15/2015 06/15/2015 Sleeping Star Productions BLACKBURN SOUTH 07/24/2015 07/25/2015 New Britain Youth Theater NEW BRITAIN, CT 07/24/2015 07/26/2015