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The World’s Favourite Musical Premiered on Thursday

The world’s favourite musical has returned to Australia. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s London Palladium production of The Wizard of Oz had its Australian Premiere in Brisbane Thursday night at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC before travelling to the Capitol Theatre, Sydney from 30 December, the Festival Theatre, Adelaide from 3 April, and the Regent Theatre, Melbourne, from 15 May.

Australia’s leading musical theatre star Anthony Warlow plays The Wizard and Professor Marvel, while Lucy Durack is Glinda the Good Witch, Jemma Rix plays The Wicked Witch of the West, and rising star Samantha Dodemaide breaks out of the chorus to wear the ruby slippers of Dorothy. Eli Cooper plays the role of the Scarecrow, Alex Rathgeber is the Tin Man, and John Xintavelonis plays the cowardly Lion.

The ensemble cast includes Paul Hanlon as Uncle Henry and Sophie Weiss as Auntie Em, alongside Justin Anderson, Sheridan Anderson, Lewis Beer, Shay Debney, Sage Douglas, Mikey Halcrow, Zoe Ioannou, Bree Langridge, Rubin Matters, Scott Morris, Justine Puy, Michael Roache, Mitchell Roberts, Emma Russell, Dean Schulz, Darren Tyler, Caleb Vines, Stephanie Wall and Rachael Ward.

“With Anthony Warlow, Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix starring, and the extraordinary Samantha Dodemaide in her breakout role as Dorothy, we have a matchless leading cast. Preview audiences have cheered as Samantha sings one of the most-beloved songs of all time, Over The Rainbow,” said producer John Frost.

“This beautiful, sumptuous production was a huge hit in London, and if previews are any indication, Australian audiences love revisiting the classic story that’s universally treasured. It’s also wonderful to have rehearsed and to open the production in Queensland,” added co-producer Suzanne Jones.

Developed from the ever-popular MGM screenplay, the London Palladium production of The Wizard of Oz contains the beloved Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all the favourite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts’ desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for the whole family.


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SEASON DETAILS

BRISBANE
Venue Lyric Theatre, QPAC
Season To 3 December
Performance Times Tues 6.30pm, Wed-Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Tue-Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 1pm & 6pm*
Prices: From $49.90**
Bookings: qpac.com.au or 136 246
Groups 12+ call 07 3840 7466

SYDNEY
Venue Capitol Theatre, Campbell Street, Haymarket
Season From 30 December
Performance Times Tues-Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Tues & Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 1pm*
Prices: From $49.90**
Bookings: ticketmaster.com.au or 1300 795 267
Groups 12+ call 1300 889 278

ADELAIDE
Venue Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
Season From 3 April 2018
Performance Times Wed-Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 1pm & 6pm*
Prices: From $59.90**
Bookings: bass.net.au or 131 246
Groups 12+ 08 8205 2220

MELBOURNE
Venue Regent Theatre
Season From 15 May 2018
Performance Times Tues 7pm, Wed-Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 1pm & 6pm*
Prices: From $59.90**
Bookings: ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100
Groups 12+ 1300 889 278
* Performance times vary weekly ** Transaction fees apply

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