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the wiz wizzes in

In 1900, L Frank Baum wrote the fantastical novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. In 1939, MGM adapted the book into a ground breaking musical. In 1974, Charlie Smalls and others retold the story with motown inspired music and a more urban inspired artistic backdrop.

On March 16 -18th, Saratoga High School hosted a student production of The Wiz,

There was singing and dancing with live instrumental accompaniment, there were the fun costumes and inventive sets.

I remember advertising for the origional tour in the 80’s, and that catchphrase fits this production perfectly “The Wiz is a Wow!”