THE WIZARD OF OZ

Basingstoke Amateur Theatrical Society

The Haymarket, Basingstoke

20 – 29 NOVEMBER 2014

Book by
L. FRANK BAUM

 

Music and Lyrics by
HAROLD ARLEN and E.Y. HARBURG

 

Background Music by
HERBERT STOTHART

 

Dance and Vocal Arrangements by
PETER HOWARD

 

Orchestration by
LARRY WILCOX

 

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
www.MTIShows.co.uk

 

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

CREATIVE TEAM

Director & Choreographer
NICK BRANNAM

 

Musical Director
NEIL STREETER

 

Assistant Director
SALLY MANNING

 

Dance Captain
LIZ ILETT

 

Assistant Dance Captains
JAMES YOUNG
LUANNSA GOODMAN

 

Production Manager
ABIGAIL PARSONS

 

Stage Manager
STEVE BRANNAM

 

Deputy Stage Manager
NICK HORSEY

 

Assistant Stage Manager
NATALIE RANDALL

 

HIRE SERVICES

Lighting Design
ELFIE COURCOULT

 

Additional Lighting Hire
EURO HIRE SOUND & LIGHT
MATT GREEN

 

Sound Design and Hire
DANIEL PAINE - SPINAUDIO

 

Projection Design
MATT DUFFIN

 

Projector Hire
FRANK HERITAGE - 2LO Ltd

 

Set Design
NICK BRANNAM

 

Set Manufacture
STEVE BRANNAM
ANDY FOSTER

 

Additional Scenery Hire
SCENIC PROJECTS LTD

 

Costumes
ACE THEATRICAL
BASINGSTOKE AMATEUR THEATRICAL SOCIETY
JUDITH IFOULD
TERESA HOLLINGSHEAD

 

Wigs

R.B. WIG CREATIONS

BIG WIGS

 

NODA REVIEWS

"The outstanding talent of the cast resounded throughout this excellent production. "

National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) - Read full review

 

PRESS REVIEWS

"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)

PRODUCTION IMAGES (Photography by JAMES PEER PHOTOGRAPHY)