CTORA Theatre follows the Yellow Brick Road as it prepares to bring The Wizard of Oz (RSC Version) to the Granville Island Stage, November 3rd to 12th.
Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company, this rendition faithfully recreates the beloved songs and iconic moments from the acclaimed 1939 film. Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC, this presentation is a faithful adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s timeless novel, featuring music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg, and background music by Herbert Stothart.
In this beloved classic, young Dorothy Gale is swept up from her Kansas farm by a tornado and finds herself in the whimsical land of Oz. To find her way back home, she must follow the Yellow Brick Road to the enigmatic and all-powerful Wizard in Emerald City. Along the way, she is helped, and hindered, by an array of magical characters; including good and bad witches, talking animals, walking scarecrows, flying monkeys and many more. As she forges new friendships, Dorothy must also confront perilous challenges, including the relentless pursuit of the Wicked Witch of the West, who covets Dorothy’s magical ruby slippers. Throughout her adventures, Dorothy learns the invaluable lesson that “there’s no place like home.”
Director Mark Carter enthusiastically shares, “CTORA’s rendition of The Wizard of Oz promises to be a truly unique and captivating theatrical experience. What sets us apart is our dedication to bringing the enchanting world of Oz to life in ways that haven’t been seen before on the Vancouver stage. We’re thrilled to announce we have engaged a US company renowned for their expertise in special stage effects. With their expertise, we will be creating a seamless and awe-inspiring spectacle that will transport audiences over the rainbow and into the heart of Oz. This is a ‘Wizard of Oz’ like you’ve never seen before.”
CTORA Theatre invites audiences of all ages to join Dorothy on her epic adventure from November 3-12, 2023 at the Granville Island Stage, 1585 Johnston Street, Granville Island.
Find more information about CTORA and tickets for The Wizard of Oz online at ctora.ca
The Wizard of Oz (RSC Version) is a two-act musical, with a runtime of approximately 2 hours, including an intermission.