Wizard of Oz

Since its debut in 1939, the beloved film version of L. Frank Baum’s book had been presented on stage in a variety of adaptations, usually incorporating the Oscar-winning songs, but unable to get the rights to the witty screenplay. Finally, in 1987, the Royal Shakespeare Company in England was able to create a version that included both dialogue and songs from the motion picture. The MTWichita production, initially created in 1996 and refurbished in 2006, reflectsthe Royal Shakespeare version (although the sets and costumes can be used with other adaptations; check with rentals director for details).

Scenery

Scenery originally designed in 1996 as traditional wing and drop show by J Branson includes full stage drops for Emerald City and Witch’s Castle interior complimented by rolling units. Witch’s ‘melting’ element included in Castle unit. Entire show refurbished in 2006. Flying track and harnesses NOT included.

  • Built: 1996/2006

  • Movement: 16’ SR & SL / 6’x 24’ US

  • Offstage space: Crew motivated

  • Number of Trucks: * 2- 53’ air-ride

  • # Line sets used: ~27 (~6-hard units)

  • Groundrow: 3- hard flying units

  • Portals: 2-“Kansas” / 3- “Oz”

  • Load-in crew: 12-carps / 2-elec / 4-prop / 4-fly / 6-wardrobe

  • Load-in time: 14+hours

  • Show crew: 4- carps / 2-elec / 2-props / 6-wardrobe

  • Fly crew: 3 + 2-on deck

*See Space requirements for Logistic requirements
  • Built: 1996/2006

  • Supported cast: 8-Principals / 10+female / 10+male

  • Shipping: 5-gondolas / 2-hampers

  • Alterations: Some

  • Principal size range: Character specific

  • # Ensemble Bottoms: Scene specific

  • # Ensemble Tops: Scene specific

  • Shoes: Some 

  • Wigs: None

Costumes

Complete costume design by Peggy J. Kellner.. Colorful adaptation of the RSC version with over 350 costumes, including 38 child-size Munchkin and 13 ‘adult Munchkin costumes. Principals include child and adult-size Dorothy. Lion is NOT traditional ‘all fur’ suit. Entire show refurbished in 2006. Flying harnesses NOT included. Costume design by Peggy J. Kellner.

Properties

  • Built: 1996/2006

  • Offstage space: See scenery

  • # of road boxes: 4- containers / loose items

  • Furniture: Per script needs

  • Expendables: None

  • Specialty Items: Witch throne / Witch Broom / Crystal Globe

  • Individual items for rent: None

Drops

  • Built: 1996/2006

  • # of drops: 16

  • Types of goods: Muslin / 1-Scrim w-appliques

  • Size range: 54’x26’

  • Shipping: 3-hampers / 1-bag

225 W. Douglas • Suite 202 Wichita, KS 67202

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