Cadillac Palace | Chicago, Illinois
You’ll find no shortage of courage, brain, and heart from this comeback event of the century! Go back “home” to Oz and watch The Wiz, a LIVE performance at the Cadillac Palace Theatre on Wednesday, November 29. Fifty years after its theatrical debut, the cultural milestone returns to the stage for the first time in 40 years under the direction of Schele Williams! Come along on an adventure of a lifetime with Dorothy, the Lion, the Tinman, and the Scarecrow as they set out to find a wizard, while also finding themselves in the fray. Immerse yourself in the Cadillac Palace Theatre as its beautiful Baroque interiors and spacious seats offer a theatrical viewing experience like nowhere else! So, why don’t you go “ease on down the road” and buy tickets now to see a world of magic and moxie? Watch The Wiz LIVE on November 29, 2023 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago, IL. See you there!
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, The Wiz returns ready and raring to rope folks back into the mystical land of Oz! Watch the show LIVE at the Cadillac Palace Theatre on Wednesday, 29th of November.
A musical remake of the children’s book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” The Wiz breathes new life into a timeless classic, redefining it in the image of African-American culture. Show-stopping choreography will have you gasping in excitement as you depart on a quest to find The Wiz with Dorothy. Expect familiar faces and familiar places as you move to the groove of a spellbinding score. Marvelous sets. Dashing costumes. And so much more! It’s a dazzling fusion of soul, jazz, ballet, and 70s funk, all within shouting distance of Emerald City!
Under the direction of Schele Williams, The Wiz enlists behind-the-scenes talent from JaQuel Knight (Choreography), Amber Ruffin (Additional material), and Joseph Joubert (Music supervision). It also features the book by William F. Brown and Charlie Smalls’ Tony Award-winning score, which includes break-out hits “Home” and “Ease on Down the Road.”
Get ready to be floored by all-out performances from the country's brightest stars on stage. Join Wayne Brady (The Wiz), Deborah Cox (Glinda), Melody Betts (Aunt Em), Kyle Ramar Freeman (Lion), Phillip Johnson Richardson (Tinman), and Avery Wilson (Scarecrow) as they introduce their own groovy spin to beloved characters.
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Meanwhile, the land of Oz comes alive through the wizardry of our world’s artists. The Academy and Emmy award-winning design team consists of Hannah Beachler (Scenes), Sharen Davis (Costumes), Mia Neal (Wigs), and Ryan J. O’Gara (Lighting).
The original Broadway production debuted to thunderous applause and critical acclaim, setting it up to vertigo-inducing heights of modern theater. Together, the cast and creatives of the show accomplished a near-sweep in the 1975 Tony Awards by winning in 7 out of 8 nominations including Best Choreography, Best Original Score, and Best Musical. The Wiz also received 4 Drama Desk Awards, including one for Outstanding Musical.
It’s not quite a yellow brick road, but the road to your closest ticket seller looks like the one to take right now. Catch The Wiz LIVE at the Cadillac Palace Theatre on November 29, 2023! Tickets are selling out, book your seats now!