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The Wizard of Oz
(Arlen & Harburg, 1939)
Fri, Jul 25 - Sun, Aug 10
Silva Concert Hall, Hult Center
  • Description
  • Personnel
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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 1908-33. 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 is proud to present an all-new production of the Royal Shakespeare Co’s 1988 stage adaptation of this legendary motion picture, which follows the original screenplay almost word for word and retains all of the great Yip Harburg/Harold Arlen songs; and a fresh new look you won't want to miss! This year's production stars fresh new faces, Sophie Mitchell, as Dorothy and Siri Vik as the Good Witch, and OFAM favorites Bill Hulings, Chip Sherman, Mark Huizenga, Suzanne Bunker and Patrick Torelle as the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Wicked Witch and Wizard, and Sandy Naishtat as the Gatekeeper of Oz. Kirk Boyd directs, with music direction by Vicki Brabham, choreography by Richard Jessup, sets by Jerry Hooker and costumes by Mary Mikkelson.
Event Personnel
Creative Team
Vicki Brabham, music director and conductor
Richard H. Jessup, choreographer
Jerry Hooker, scenic designer
Mary Mikkelsen, costume design
Kelly Baum, lighting design
Laura Sue Hiszczynskyj, assistant choreographer
Mark Huisenga, Zeke / Cowardly Lion
Bill Hulings, Hunk / The Scarecrow
Sophie Mitchell, Dorothy Gale
Patrick Torelle, The Wizard
Siri Vik, Aunt Em / Glinda, The Good Witch of the North
Female Ensemble
Male Ensemble
Scenes & Musical Numbers
 Over The Rainbow
(1939) The Wizard Of Oz - Yip Harburg (w) Harold Arlen (m)
July, 2008
Fr 25 7:30 pThe Wizard of Oz: Eugene
Sa 26 7:30 pThe Wizard of Oz: Eugene
August, 2008
Sa 02 2:00 pThe Wizard of Oz: Eugene
Fr 08 7:30 pThe Wizard of Oz: Eugene
Su 10 2:00 pThe Wizard of Oz: Eugene
Ticket/Venue Info
The Wizard of Oz Ticket Prices
Discount Prices
AA48.00  41.00  38.50  36.00  24.00 
A38.00  32.50  30.50  28.50  19.00 
B28.00  24.00  22.50  21.00  14.00 
C20.00  17.00  16.00  15.00  10.00 
Silva Concert Hall
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
One Eugene Center
Eugene, Oregon
OFAM 2008 Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Institute Presenting Sponsor