“We’re off to see the Wizard” in a very rare and unique presentation of “The Wizard of Oz in Concert” on Saturday, Feb. 9 and Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center. The Cape Symphony partners with Cotuit Center for the Arts in this evocative take on the original Harold Arlen film score where actors and orchestra share the stage.
Inspired by the 1995 symphonic presentation of “The Wizard of Oz in Concert” featuring Jewel as Dorothy, Jackson Browne as the Scarecrow, Roger Daltrey as the Tin Man, and Nathan Lane as the Tin Man, the Cape Symphony has created its own all-star version of this Hollywood classic. This concert will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Cape Cod to experience the melding of theater and orchestra in a tribute to the beloved film.
“This is going to be a concert you won’t soon forget, whether you remember the movie from your own childhood or are sharing it with a child in your life,” said Artistic Director and Conductor Jung-Ho Pak. “We’ve cast the area’s most talented performers, paired them with our very own orchestra, and mastered the fun and engaging music for a fantastic journey to the Land of Oz!”
Familiar songs like “Over the Rainbow,” “We’re Off to See the Wizard,” and “If I Only Had a Brain” will take the audience down the Yellow Brick Road for a musical adventure with their old friends Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion. Half-priced tickets are available for students ages 6 through 22. Families are encouraged to attend.
“This performance will have the audience engrossed in what is happening on stage,” said Pak. “It’s truly an immersive experience that will pick you up and carry you away to the Emerald City.”
The Cape Symphony and Cotuit Center for the Arts will present “The Wizard of Oz in Concert” on Saturday, February 9 at 3:00 and 7: 30 p.m. & Sunday, February 10 at 3:00 p.m. at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center, 744 West Main Street, Hyannis. For more information or to purchase tickets visit capesymphony.org or call 508-362-1111.