2540 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

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The Wiz

Closed June 8, 2017

The iconic winner of seven Tony Awards!

Why See The Wiz?

The Wonderful Wiz!

Emerald City Theatre close out their 20th season with a staging of the family favorite The Wiz! A ground-breaking musical for its time, The Wiz reinvents Frank M. Baum's The Wizard of Oz with an African American cast, and a score infused with soul and gospel. Among its most famous numbers are 'Be a Lion' and 'Ease on Down the Road', and the show's reputation was cemented by the beloved 1978 movie version, starring Michael Jackson as the scarecrow and Diana Ross and Dorothy.

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Opening night: 25 March 2017

Run time

For ages 5 - 12

Cast and Creative


Book by William F. Brown
Music & Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Additional Material by Tina Tippit


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