There's no place like home, and there will never be another movie like this one, a dazzling fantasy musical so beautifully directed and acted that it deserves its classic status.
This book is no lightweight. All the cherished Harold Arlen and E. Whilst filing his nails and reading the latest issue of Interview. Bolger, Haley, Lahr, and Morgan were not the kindly uncles one might think: The tedium and bombast of the current Broadway mega-production of Frozen could have been avoided with an adaptation conceived with this much flair and creativity.
Clara Blandick Auntie Em was just as unhappy as she appears; she ended up a recluse who eventually took her own life. How does the Scarecrow demonstrate his intelligence, the Tin Man his heart, and the Lion his courage.
Revived to capitalise on the mania for Wickedthis London Palladium production is faithful to the movie and original stage showwhilst also bringing the pacing, humour and staging in line with modern taste.
Hamilton is deliciously evil as the green-skinned witch, and Burke is memorably comforting as the beautiful good witch Glinda.
Only prolific musical theatre composer Andrew Lloyd Webber would have the confidence to tamper with such a well-established and well-loved show, but his machinations are very well placed indeed.
Rather than discover a teenaged performer, the production casts a young adult as troubled teen Dorothy. The Australian season lands a nifty Wicked link with its casting of leading ladies Lucy Durack Glinda and Jemma Rix Wicked Witch in roles they have already played in the alt-Oz universe.
Business was much different back in those days when the laws that protects artists today did not yet exist.
Charming tenor Alex Rathgeber makes a welcome return to the commercial musical theatre stage, bringing lashings of heart to a character who supposedly has none. Outside her trailer a bunch of ghetto midgets were milling around with some old witchy broad.
As the Australian tour begins its final leg, the cast have their comic timing finely honed. It was a little dog. If they can reach the Wizard and outwit the vengeful Witch, all of their dreams may come true. Roberts ChicagoCritic- Recommended " How does Dorothy learn empathyintegrityand gratitude over the course of her journey in Oz.
Forget that it's nearly 60 years old, that here and there it creaks a tiny bit: The friends of Dorothy are a redoubtable trio of talents, each making their own stamp on well-established roles. On her way back home, Dorothy is caught in a twister, which knocks her out and seems to lift the entire farmhouse into the sky.
Wade looks lovely and sings beautifully as Dorothy even while toting around Nigel the rescue dog, as Toto.
To be sure, this theatrical version has its moments, as well as some newly penned bits of witty wordplay.
Revived to capitalise on the mania for Wickedthis London Palladium production is faithful to the movie and original stage showwhilst also bringing the pacing, humour and staging in line with modern taste. I will say that those who love the story will find much to love about this book.
At the beginning of the story, there is a cyclone. I do not want to spoil the wonders of this book by putting spoilers out there. Dorothy and her dog Toto reach a weird piece of land which is also known as the "Munchkin Land".
Everyone should see The Wizard of Oz multiple times in their lives; it's simply a must-see film. A feature of the music is the rich orchestral sound. She thought she even spotted a cross-country Virgin America flight with Diana Ross sitting in first class refusing a skunky glass of Chardonnay and calling the stewardess an uppity white bitch.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz hasratings and 10, reviews. Follow the yellow brick road! Dorothy thinks she's lost forever when a tornado whirls 4/5. The Wizard of Oz is the cinematic equivalent of high-end wine, in that it gets better with age.
The difference is that while wine must remain unopened to. Ever since I was a little girl, I had been fascinated by the movie The Wizard of Oz.
As I grew into adulthood, my fascination changed but did not dwindle, and when I learned about the book, The Annotated Wizard of Oz (Centennial Edition) I HAD to have it! Dec 22, · “The Wizard of Oz” has a wonderful surface of comedy and music, special effects and excitement, but we still watch it six decades later because its underlying story penetrates straight to the deepest insecurities of childhood, stirs them and then reassures them.4/4.
This review is written by someone who has LOVED "The Wizard of Oz" all of her fairly long life (as have the great majority of people on the planet—both above and below the ground). So, I do not have to write a review of one of the greatest cinematic masterpieces of all time.
My review is for this DVD's appearance on my television. The Wizard of OZ is a nice children's film that is a delight to watch as well as provides a smart historical connection that is just unforgettable. The morals and lessons that the movie provides are very astounding and the musicals can get really annoying though.The wizard of oz review