The various iterations of Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz are wide-ranging and diverse.
One retelling, The Wiz, shares the story from an African-American perspective. The musical won seven Tony Awards in 1975.
The St. Louis Black Repertory Company closes its season with The Wiz, with performances from May 29th – June 30th.
Host Steve Potter talked with Ron Himes, founder and producing director of The Black Rep, actor and singer Cedric Neal who makes his debut on The Black Rep stage playing the title role of Wiz, and St. Louis native Sophia Stephens who portrays Glinda, the Good Witch of the South.
The Black Rep Presents "The Wiz"
May 31 - June 30, 2013
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.
Fridays at 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square
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