‘The Wizard of Oz’ travels over the rainbow to TPAC

The greatest family musical of all time, The Wizard of Oz, touches down in Nashville at Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Jackson Hall for a limited engagement Feb. 8-10, 2019.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m. at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040 and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville. For groups of 10 or more, call 615-782-4060.

The Wizard of Oz is a celebration of the 1939 MGM movie and will be presented with breathtaking special effects that will sweep audiences away from the moment the tornado twists its way into Kansas.

Featuring the classic songs as composed by Harold Arlen, including “Over the Rainbow,” “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead” and “If I Only Had A Brain,” The Wizard of Oz will have the entire family captivated as they travel down the yellow brick road for an unforgettable day at the theater.

Katherine Walker Hill, of Crossville, Tennessee, joins the cast as Aunt Em/Glinda in the production. Her favorite regional credits include “White Christmas” (Betty Haynes), “Singin’ in the Rain” (Kathy Selden), “The Drowsy Chaperone” (Janet Van De Graaff), “A Chorus Line” (Sheila), and “Anything Goes” (Bonnie).

The team of Dean Sobon and Amy McCleary will take Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow “over the rainbow” to adventures in Munchkin Land, the Haunted Forest and the Emerald City.

Sobon, who created previous national tours of “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” served as director for the production, with choreography by McCleary, the director/choreographer of the national tour of “Memphis,” and choreographer of the national tour of “The Wedding Singer.”

If You Go:
The Wizard of Oz
Feb. 8-10, 2019
TPAC’s Jackson Hall
505 Deaderick St.

Tickets:
TPAC.org
615-782-4040

Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. The Broadway season is supported by the HCA Foundation on behalf of HCA and the TriStar Family of Hospitals and media sponsor NewsChannel 5. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission.

TPAC is an accessible facility that provides a variety of services including wheelchair accommodations, accessible parking, and assistive listening devices. Open captioning, American Sign Language, audio description, and large print and Braille programs are offered at the Sunday matinee performance of each Broadway series and Broadway special engagement. For more information about accessible services, contact Access@TPAC.org or 615-782-6577.

TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.

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