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 classic novel and the beloved 1939 film. The musical faithfully follows Dorothy’s adventures as she, along with her dog Toto, is swept away by a cyclone to the magical land of Oz. There, she encounters memorable characters such as the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion, each seeking something from the Wizard of Oz. The Wizard of Oz is a musical for of all ages, capturing the magic and wonder of Baum’s original story.

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

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


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

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