27 Dec 2005-4 Jan 2006. After its very successful run last Christmas, Dorothy and her faithful friends are returning to Dublins National Concert Hall in their quest to find the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Since the classic MGM film starring Judy Garland first premiered in 1939, The Wizard has become a regular festive season event. Generations of children have come to love the memorable songs penned by Harold Arlen, including Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Were Off to See the Wizard and Ding-Dong the Witch is Dead. This production has Tony Finnegan starring as The Cowardly Lion, Michael Evans as The Scarecrow and Jimmy Dixon as the Tin Woodman. The part of Dorothy Gale, the little orphan who is swept away to a land beyond the rainbow with her dog Toto as her inseparable companion, is shared by Rachel Gleeson and Meabh Carron. The Wizard of Oz, based on the book by L. Frank Baum, was first performed on stage as a musical in Chicagos Grand Opera House in 1902. Vivian Coates directs this production at the National Concert Hall. Admission 30-16 Family ticket 100 Performances 27, 29, 30 Dec & 2, 3, 4 Jan 19.30;
28 & 29 Dec 12.00 and 16.00; 2 Jan 15.00.
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The Wizard of Oz.
The National Concert Hall is in Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2. By bus 10, 11, 13, 14, 14A, 15, 15A, 15B, 15C, 27C, 44, 46A, 46B, 48A, 86. By Dart to Pearse Street Station Tel. (+35) 314751572 : firstname.lastname@example.org