Wizard Of Oz, The Musical Lyrics

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Wizard Of Oz, The Lyrics

In chronological order, there are several versions of the musical in which the libretto is similar, but the authors of the music, libretto and lyrics have introduced some variety to the original version. Firstly, it is a musical of 1902, based on the lyrics of songs by F. Baum, with music by P. Tietjens. In 1902, it was staging in Chicago in Grand Opera House, in 1903 on Broadway, in the Majestic Theatre. Songs became widely known outside the USA. However, the performance had not included a dog Toto nor the Wicked Witch.

The next performance was in 1942 in the St. Louis Municipal Opera. In was strongly influenced by released in 1939 film directed by V. Fleming, which script was already very closely to the essence of what was happening in the novel by Mr. Baum. The film, and then the show, have brought creators a huge commercial success.

In 1987, started a theatrical adapted by Shakespeare Company. In 2000, the histrionics was delivered to Toronto’s Civic Light Opera Company. And in the final version as of 2011, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice invested their musical talents in it. Composers took care of the music sources, adding some new songs, making unique arrangements of them. In many countries around the world, this spectacular was going from 1987 to 2011.

Most of the songs of the play of 2011 were taken from the movie of 1939. New items by Webber and Rice, in particular, belonged to the Wicked Witch of the West and to a girl. Critics agreed that the music show significant gains in entertainment, but loses in heart-openness and charm compared to the eponymous film. The story on the stage misses love and drama. But it has a lot of design and engineering discoveries in scenography, which pleases the eye so much.
Release date: 2011
Last Update:July, 29th 2016

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