THE WIZARD OF OZ
Basingstoke Amateur Theatrical Society
The Haymarket, Basingstoke
20 – 29 NOVEMBER 2014
L. FRANK BAUM
Music and Lyrics by
HAROLD ARLEN and E.Y. HARBURG
Background Music by
Dance and Vocal Arrangements by
Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co.
and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.
THE WIZARD OF OZ
is presented by arrangement with MusicScope & Stage Musicals Ltd. of New York
L. Frank Baum’s classic novel comes to life in The Wizard of Oz. This faithful adaptation by the Royal Shakespeare Company features all the most beloved songs and moments from the 1939 classic film, brought to life onstage.
Young Dorothy Gale is swept away by a tornado from her Kansas farm to the magical land of Oz. There, she encounters a host of whimsical characters: good witches, bad witches, animals that talk, scarecrows that walk, and things magical to behold. To find her way home, she must journey along the Yellow Brick Road to see the mysterious and all-powerful Wizard in Emerald City. Along the way, she makes new friends, but must also brave many dangers, including the Wicked Witch of the West, who will stop at nothing to get her hands on Dorothy’s magical ruby slippers. To make it home safely, Dorothy must learn an important lesson: there’s no place like home.
This production was in association with BASINGSTOKE AMATEUR THEATRICAL SOCIETY
Director & Choreographer
Assistant Dance Captains
Deputy Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Additional Lighting Hire
EURO HIRE SOUND & LIGHT
Sound Design and Hire
DANIEL PAINE - SPINAUDIO
FRANK HERITAGE - 2LO Ltd
Additional Scenery Hire
SCENIC PROJECTS LTD
"The outstanding talent of the cast resounded throughout this excellent production. "
National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) - Read full review
"Follow the Yellow Brick Road to where BATS’ tremendous Wizard of Oz will be amusing and delighting audiences."
The Basingstoke Gazette - Read full review
"A top-class principal cast, simply gorgeous costumes, clever animations, an ingenious set and a very cute dog – it was a recipe for success."
Newbury Weekly News - Read full review
"Lavish treatment of The Wizard of Oz, with an impressive revolving stage used to great effect, stunning costumes, great graphics and lighting and some nifty choreography."
The Southern Daily Echo - Read full review
NODA Awards South East Region
Accolade of Excellence
The Daily Echo Curtain Call Awards 2014
Nominated Best Actress in a Youth Production (ALYSSIA KERSHAW as Dorothy Gale)