E. Y. Harburg & Harold Arlen (1939/87)
The Wizard of Oz
Fri, Sep 14 - Sun, Sep 30
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
L Frank Baum’s beloved 1900 children’s tale, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, was hardly news to Depression-era America: a hugely successful 1903 stage production had achieved the longest Broadway run of the 1910s and toured the country for 8 years thereafter, and several silent Oz films were made between 1908 and 1933. But when M-G-M premiered its own version of the tale 79 years ago this month at the Strand Theatre in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, the impact on the American psyche was staggering and permanent.
The Shedd Institute presents the Royal Shakespeare Co’s 1987 stage adaptation of this legendary motion picture, which follows the original screenplay almost verbatim and retains all of the great Yip Harburg/Harold Arlen songs. Peg Major directs, with music direction by Robert Ashens, and choreography by Caitlin Christopher.
Event Personnel
Creative Team
Peg Major, director
Robert Ashens, music director & conductor
Caitlin Christopher, choreographer
Jim Ralph, set design
Production Team
Kristin Combs, stage manager
Christle O'Neil, assistant stage manager
Cosmo Cole, lighting & sound design
Connie Huston, scenic painter, scenic design
Scenes & Musical Numbers
 Over The Rainbow
(1939) The Wizard Of Oz
Words by Yip Harburg
Music by Harold Arlen
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
September, 2018
Fri 14, 7:30 pm: Eugene
Sat 15, 7:30 pm: Eugene
Sun 16, 3:00 pm: Eugene
Fri 21, 7:30 pm: Eugene
Sat 22, 7:30 pm: Eugene
Sun 23, 3:00 pm: Eugene
Fri 28, 7:30 pm: Eugene
Sat 29, 7:30 pm: Eugene
Sun 30, 3:00 pm: Eugene
Ticket/Venue Info
The Wizard of Oz Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
A38.00  34.25  32.50  30.50  28.50 
B34.00  30.75  29.00  27.25  25.50 
C28.00  25.25  24.00  22.50  21.00 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
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Eugene, Oregon
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