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The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz Tickets

The Wizard of Oz Tickets

Long Beach, CA
There's no place like the theatre!

About The Wizard of Oz

Follow the yellow brick road to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center for the Musical Theatre West’s production of The Wizard of Oz! The musical stage adaptation of The Wizard of Oz in Long Beach, California, is fun for the whole family. Get your The Wizard of Oz tickets on TodayTix and set off to see the wizard!

The Wizard of Oz is an adaptation of MGM’s 1939 film, which is an adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s 1900 children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The Musical Theatre West’s The Wizard of Oz musical is directed by Paige Price, with musical direction by Ryan O’Connell and choreography by Jimmy Locust. Audiences can experience their favorite songs from the timeless film live in this The Wizard of Oz musical performance! Click your ruby slippers three times and see The Wizard of Oz because there’s no place like the theatre!

Tell me more

The story follows Dorothy Gale, a young girl transported from Kansas to the magical Land of Oz when a tornado hits. There, she embarks on a journey to find the Wizard, hoping he can help her to return home. Along the way, Dorothy builds friendships and finds courage. Experience the Academy Award-winning song “Over the Rainbow” live, along with unforgettable tunes like “Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead” and “We’re Off to See the Wizard.”

The Musical Theatre West’s production stars Leianna Weaver as Dorothy, Erik Scott Romney as The Scarecrow, Michael James as The Tin Man, and William Hartley as The Cowardly Lion. Join Dorothy on her journey to meet The Wizard, played by Jason Graae. Glinda the Good Witch, Sarah Uriate Berry, is pinned against Erica Hanrahan, The Wicked Witch of the West. This cast is full of award-winning actors and destined for theatre magic!

The Royal Shakespeare Company in London first performed The Wizard of Oz musical in 1987. John Kane wrote the musical’s book, incorporating the film’s music and dialogue. Although the 1987 version of the musical is not the original, it is the version most closely related to the film. The first version of the musical was from author L. Frank Baum and premiered in Chicago in 1902 before performing on Broadway. In c produced its version of the musical adapted by Frank Gabrielson.

What to Watch For

  • Hank, the dog, is the show's adorable, furry, four-legged highlight. The Musical Theatre West cast Hank as Dorothy’s sidekick dog Toto. Audiences will be in awe and gush over the talents of the cute, energetic dog actor.
  • The Wizard of Oz production features elaborate special effects that will wow audiences of all ages. Magic spells from Oz and flying monkeys are just a few of the epic effects that bring the musical to life.
  • A 14-piece orchestra performs the musical’s score. The captivating music by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, along with additional background music by Herbert Stothart, fills the theatre during the show.
  • The cast of The Wizard of Oz includes an inspiring and impressive youth ensemble! With over 10 young actors, some as young as 6, the ensemble is filled with talent. Director Paige Price is hopeful that the younger cast members will spark a love for theatre among the children in the audience.

Run time

2h 15m (incl. intermission)

Start date

July 7th, 2023

End date

July 23rd, 2023


Musical Theatre West at Carpenter Performing Arts Center




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