The Wiz: Musical Info & Synopsis


The Wiz is an adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and follows the story of Dorothy, who is transported to the Land of Oz. With the help of newfound friends like the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion, Dorothy embarks on a journey to find the powerful Wiz and seek her way back home. Filled with soul, gospel, and disco music, The Wiz offers an energetic retelling of a beloved classic.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1974)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Fantasy

Setting: USA (Kansas) / Fictional

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Charlie Smalls

Book: William F. Brown


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1975)➝

Live Television Cast (2015)➝


1970s, Animals, Based on a Book, Black Artists, DiscoFairy Tale, Family, GospelPopularSoul, Tony Award

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