The Wizard of Oz (RSC): Musical Info & Synopsis


The Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) version of The Wizard of Oz is a direct adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s novel and the 1939 film. The musical follows the classic story of Dorothy and her dog Toto, who are swept away by a cyclone to the magical land of Oz. There, she encounters characters such as the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion, each seeking something specific from the powerful Wizard of Oz.

Musical Information

Musical Type: 1939 Film / Pre-Contemporary Musical (1987)

Cast Size: 24+

Genre: Fantasy

Setting: 1930s / USA (Kansas), Fictional

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg

Music: Herbert Stothart

Book: L. Frank Baum, John Kane

Cast Albums

Original London Cast (1989)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Musicnotes➝


1980s, Animals, Child RolesClassic, Family-Friendly, Fantasy, High School, Popular

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