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The wizard of Oz 1998 cast recording
Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Wizard of Oz
Publication Information:
New York, NY : TVT Soundtrax, [1998]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc (1 hr., 1 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Title from container.

Includes dialogue.

Originally produced at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, May 1-31, 1998.

Compact disc.

Program notes by John Esche and Robert Johanson, and synopsis ([12] folded p. : col. ill.) inserted in container.
Act 1. Overture ; Over the rainbow ; Miss Gulch ; Professor Marvel ; Cyclone ; Come out, come out ; Ding dong the witch is dead ; Follow the yellow brick road ; If I only had a brain ; We're off to see the wizard ; If I only had a heart ; We're off to see the wizard ; Lions, tigers and bears ; If I only had the nerve ; We're off to see the wizard ; Poppies -- Act 2. Optimistic voices ; Merry old land of Oz ; King of the forest ; The wizard's chamber ; March of the Winkies ; The jitterbug ; The witch's castle ; Ding dong the witch is dead (reprise) ; Finale ; Over the rainbow (reprise).
Format :
Music CD


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Material Type
Home Location
Central Library MUSICAL .A723 WIZ Compact Disc Central Library

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To paraphrase one of this enduring tale's unforgettable lines, "Toto, we've a feeling you're not in Hollywood anymore." The Wizard Of Oz production in question is here given a faithful revival. Mickey Rooney and Eartha Kitt take great glee in star turns as Professor Marvel/The Wizard and Miss Gulch/The Wicked Witch Of The West respectively. All of the memorable tunes by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg are sung here by an energetic cast with clear, ringing diction and recorded beautifully. While no one could make us forget Judy Garland's Dorothy, Jessica Grove has ample charm and pluck to hold center stage in the principal role. Added attractions include effective use of Herbert Stothart's Academy Award-winning background score, providing enchantment and menace as needed, and "March of The Winkies/The Jitterbug," which were not in the 1939 classic.

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