Going on an road-trip with a creative mix of travellers always spells adventure but for a girl in red shoes, there’s no place like home.
The motley crew are seeking self-improvement and what they find are friends. Each is willing to strive and protect the other against an evil force that looms and a Wizard with no wiz. A child’s tale of resilience against formidable stress, twisters, witches, poppies and a dictator. The charming personalities and the innocence of the vulnerable four, warm and lighten the load.
If you loved the Classic, starring Judy Garland you won’t be disappointed with Andrew Lloyd Webbers stage play that surpasses the film, with the enchanting performance and voice of Samantha Dodemaide.
The dramatic effect of the twister at the commencement of the play, packs a powerful punch that keeps the audience attentive. The witches monkeys are superbly frightening and the Wizard is a disturbing ‘Big Brother’ Pscho. It’s the delightful quartet seeking the best of themselves that overcomes the worse of others.
The smallest Star of the Show TOTO played by Trouble & Flick and trained by Luke Hura added an element of delight that balanced unknown with the safety of home.
It’s a brilliant piece of drama, in performance and effects. If your a Wizard of Oz fan that catches the odd Astor matinee and you don’t have children, take a niece, nephew or a friend and enjoy.
Wizard of OZ written by L.Frank Baum & published in 1900.