Musical. Based on the book by L. Frank Baum. Book and lyrics by Adrian Mitchell. Music by Andy Roberts.
Cast: 5m., 3w. (3m. Or w. with doubling. May be expanded to a cast of 25.) This exciting musical is packed with songs and crammed with exotic creatures in this wonderful Land of Oz. Scraps, the Patchwork Girl, is brought to life by Dr. Pipt, a lovable old magician on the outskirts of Oz. The same magician accidentally marbelizes Unc Nunkie whose nephew, Oja the Unlucky, sets out to gather the necessary ingredients for a potion to reverse the spell—a shortcut, as it would take the magician six years to produce another dose of life powder. On our adventure with Oja and Scraps we meet the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman, of course, plus Johann Sebastian Box, the one and only Woozy, Bo-Hoko, princess Ozma of Oz, Tollydiggle, the Yoop and more! You'll joyfully be transported through this show with such songs as "Everybody Greets You in the Garden," "Patchwork Moonlight," "Cloudsurfing," "Very First Journey," and the beautiful "Long Away and Far Ago." Adrian Mitchell's highly imaginative script and lyrics and Andy Roberts' inventive, enchanting music make this a lively kaleidoscope for all audiences. Area staging. Approximate running time: 1 hour, 40 minutes.