The Wizard of Oz premieres at Atlanta's Fox Theatre June 21-26

The Wizard of Oz premieres at Atlanta's Fox Theatre June 21-26

Tickets on sale April 17

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 — Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is delighted to announce that the North American tour of the new stage adaptation of The Wizard of Oz will play at the Fox Theatre June 21-26, as part of the 2015/2016 35th anniversary season. Tickets go on sale April 17. 

The Wizard of Oz will play June 21-26. The performance schedule is:

Tuesday-Thursday         7:30 p.m.

Friday                           8 p.m.

Saturday                       2 p.m., 8 p.m.

Sunday                         1 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $33.50 and are available at by visiting www.FoxTheatre.org/Wizard, calling 1-855-285-8499 or visiting the Fox Theatre Box Office (660 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308). Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 404-881-2000. For more information, please visit www.BroadwayInAtlanta.com.

This production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic.  Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this new production contains the beloved Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The Wizard of Oz had its world premiere at The London Palladium Theatre in March of 2011.  After a successful West End run, the production had its North American premiere in Toronto in December of 2012, and then embarked on a U.S. tour beginning in September of 2013.

The national tour of The Wizard of Oz will feature the same award-winning creative team from London and Toronto:  Jeremy Sams (direction), Robert Jones (set and costume design), Arlene Phillips (choreography), Hugh Vanstone (lighting design), Mick Potter (sound design), Jon Driscoll & Daniel Brodie (video/projection design), David Cullen (orchestrations) and Graham Hurman (musical supervision).   Animals will be provided by William Berloni.

Starring as Dorothy is Sarah Lasko.  A University of Maryland graduate, Sarah most recently appeared at Maryland's Imagination Stage, where she originated the role of Lisa in Double Trouble, the musical adaptation of The Parent Trap.  She appeared at the Kennedy Center as a soloist in “An Evening with Barbara Cook” and in “NSO Christmas Pops with Marvin Hamlisch.”

Mark A. Harmon will star as Professor Marvel/The Wizard.  Mark was seen in the national tours of Mamma Mia! (Harry Bright) and Hairspray (Wilbur Turnblad).  He received a Carbonell Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical for A Little Night Music (Broward Stage Door Theatre).  Shani Hadjian will star as the Wicked Witch of the West.  Shani appeared in the national tour of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Madame de la Grande Bouche) and Fancy Nancy (Mom).  Also starring in the production are Aaron Fried as Lion, Jay McGill as Tin Man, Morgan Reynolds as Scarecrow and Rachel Womble as Glinda.

Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts’ desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for the whole family.

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For production photos: https://goo.gl/photos/JYDii3dB8PhteExd9      

Sarah Lasko as Dorothy and Nigel as Toto in “Over The Rainbow”<br/>Photo credit: DANIEL A. SWALEC
Morgan Reynolds as Scarecrow<br/>Photo credit: DANIEL A. SWALEC
Shani Hadjian as the Wicked Witch of the West<br/>Photo credit: DANIEL A. SWALEC
Rachel Womble as Glinda<br/>Photo credit: DANIEL A. SWALEC
Mark A. Harmon as The Wizard, Morgan Reynolds as Scarecrow, Sarah Lasko as<br/>Dorothy, Aaron Fried as Lion and Jay McGill as Tin Man in the Wizard’s Chambers<br/>Photo credit: DANIEL A. SWALEC
Mark A. Harmon as Professor Marvel in “Wonders of the World”<br/>Photo credit: DANIEL A. SWALEC
The Company of The Wizard of Oz in “Merry Old Land of Oz”<br/>Photo credit: DANIEL A. SWALEC