This soulful adaptation of The Wizard of Oz keeps the storyline fresh; leading Dorothy, Toto, and the whole crew to the hip city of Oz. As they “Ease On Down The Road” we’ll raise the roof off the Amphitheater with this rock, pop, and soul influenced musical; August 1-3, 7-10. Featuring a cast of remarkably talented middle and high school students from all over our region who work together onstage, backstage and in the orchestra; this show will be “No Bad News”. With sly beats and irrepressible cool, such tunes as “He’s The Wiz” and “I’m A Mean Ole Lion” give The Wiz some serious street cred.
The show is Broadway At Iroquois’ Rising Stars production for 2008, featuring talented area students from grades 8 through 12 as the cast and crew. This unique program of mentoring students with theatre and music professionals is in its third year. The Wiz is directed by Louisville’s own William Bradford and Choreographed by New York actor/choreographer James Harkness; who just completed his role on Broadway in The Color Purple.
Tickets are on sale now and are available on www.Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 502.498.2436. Adults are $23, students/seniors are $17.50 and children 10 and under are $8. Starlight Seating is available in the uncovered section of the theater for only $8. Group rates for 15 or more are also available at a discounted price. For more information, please visit www.BroadwayatIroquois.org. Audio Description and Caption Theater are available August 9. Please make reservations when purchasing tickets. Access Services are offered through outreach efforts of the Kentucky Center for the Arts.
Broadway At Iroquois, the resident musical theater company at Iroquois Amphitheater, is dedicated to producing, presenting, and developing quality, diverse and affordable entertainment and to training and mentoring local youth in the arts. Broadway At Iroquois receives support from the Fund for the Arts, Kentucky Arts Council, Kentucky Department of Tourism, Louisville Metro Government, Metro Council, Councilmen Rick Blackwell, and Metro Parks. Corporate support from AEGON, UPS, Brown-Forman, PNC Bank, KentuckianaMoms.com, Publishers Press, Today’s Woman, Bob Hook Chevrolet, and the Kentucky Derby Festival.