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The Wiz

  • Gary West Side Theatre 900 Gerry Street Gary, IN United States (map)

The Super Soul Musical “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” is a joyous modern retelling of L. Frank Baum’s classic children’s story reflecting contemporary African-American culture. After Dorothy gets swept up in a tornado, she finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz. There, she makes new friends, battles evil witches, and seeks the aid of the all-powerful and mysterious Wiz. Ultimately, Dorothy finds that, if you believe with all your heart, you can always find your way home. With an infectious soul score, dynamic numbers, and endearing cast of characters, The Wiz is a joyous explosion of music, dance, magic, and heart to delight audience members of all ages.

The Wiz stares teachers of the Gary Community School Corporation along with over 300 students in the district! Performers include: Taylor Iman as Dorothy, Dwayne Coleman as The Wiz, and choreography by Asia Dickens, all arts instructors from Gary Middle School.

Markeysha Coleman as Addaperle, Rovelli Grib orchestra director, Steve Bradley choral director, and DeAndre Teamer band director, all arts instructors from West Side Leadership Academy.

Lehman Gray as the Lion, Dwayne Coleman Jr. as the Tin Man, Ryan Robinson as the Scrarecrow, Rose Marie Simmons as Evilene, Altovise Ferguson as Glinda and Danielle Duncan as Aunt Em.

The Wiz will be produced and directed by Mark Spencer

Gary West Side Theatre

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