“It’s a hoot! A return trip to the Emerald City in the Santa Monica Playhouse’s imaginative, colorful musical” LA TIMES. It’s the joyous Rudie-DeCarlo musical comedy, a hilarious and heart-warming internationally acclaimed reworking of the beloved story, filled with music and dance, fun special effects, laughter and love, proving once again that there’s no place like home.
Follow Dorothy and her companions to that mystical place where dreams really do come true and nothing is as it seems, as they do battle with the vain but glorious Queen Coo-ee-oh, join forces with a Vagabond Princess who is revolting, meet a Patchwork Girl and a Rainbow Maiden, face such looming monsters as war, drought and mortgages, and learn a great deal about the world around them, and even a little bit about themselves. Guest appearances by Auntie Em and the Wizard, too!
“Delightful fun for kids of all ages.” The Tolucan Times. Sparkling costumes by award-winning designer Ashley Hayes, magical FX by The Attic Room, lilting musical numbers, and the heartfelt discoveries about family and home that develop along the road to OZ bring the adventure to its deservedly happily-ever-after. Helmed by Playhouse Artistic Director Chris DeCarlo, with book, music and lyrics by Evelyn Rudie, featuring Dara Adedara, Linda Bard, Adya Mohanty, Cydne Moore, Michala Peltz, Graham Silbert and Isabel Lindley as Dorothy, kids and adults alike will be delighted by this brand-new Dorothy adventure! Birthday Parties, hosted by costumed fairy tale characters, are available with every performance.
Saturdays at 2pm, Sundays at 12:30, July 16 through August 27, 2023
The theatre is air-conditioned!