The Wiz

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The Wiz, a musical with music and lyrics by Charles Smalls, book by William F. Brown, based on the story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. First performed at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre in Baltimore on 21 October 1974.

Performance history in South Africa

First performance at the Natal Playhouse on 15 December 1995. Presented by the Playhouse Company by special arrangement with DALRO. Directed by David Matheson, choreographer Alfred Hinkel, musical director Lykele Temmingh, lighting design Joe Freedman, set and costume design Penny Simpson. Sam Marais appeared as The Wiz.

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