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The Wizard of Oz Reviews

Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (2.9 Stars)

Number of reviews: 11



5.0 star rating Katie Vaporis from Schaumburg, Illinois


This production was entertaining, fun, and didn't put me to sleep like most other performances i see! I absolutely loved Dorothy and thought the actress did a phenomenal job. All of the actors, especially the four main characters, were incredible, but Dorothy blew the performance out of the water. Her singing, acting, voice, and dancing were all incredible. Whenever I see plays, the acting usually doesn't impress me; but Dorothy truly was the perfect fit.

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5.0 star rating Robyn from Chicago, Illinois


The entire cast did a tremendous job recreating childhood memories of the movie into living color. Each cast member did a phenomenal job perfecting the cadence, accent and mannerisms of the original cast members. Highly entertaining. You will have chills from the lion’s performance, but all cast members gave remarkable performances.

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4.0 star rating Dennine from Boston, Massachusetts


i thought this production was wonderful. The cast was energetic, talented and fun to watch. I felt at home with the characters. Dorothy was great as was her little dog too. I especially enjoyed the effects used to show the tornado. I loved the Wicked Witch of the West....she was a hoot! From the costumes to the choreography, it was a great evening of entertainment. i highly recommend for children and adults alike.

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4.0 star rating from Spokane, Washington


It was very good, but the tree's were more revealing than expected and the witch was hard to understand

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4.0 star rating Mark from Detroit, Michigan


Not sure what I was expecting; but I walked away wondering why some of the subtle changes in certain scenes while others where performed verbatim from the original. For someone who grew up watching the original movie I found it a bit disconcerting. I really didn't appreciate the interjection of one liners and rather lame humor. It made it feel as though one felt that the original couldn't stand on its own on stage; which I feel it most surely could. There was certainly nothing I would call scary, from the sulty evening gown clad trees to the wicked witch herself. Perhaps this was intentional as I am sure the intent was to welcome families with children. The witch was almost a parody of a wicked witch to me; which again was quite possibly intentional. The flying scenes left me rather disappointed; there was really no flying , only dropping in with wires clearly visible; which made me wonder; why bother! But all in all, an enjoyable experience. Personally, lion stole the show for me!

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3.0 star rating Mike from Boston, Massachusetts


I think children would enjoy the production. It was rather slow paced. And the extra number in the second act (Jitterbug) didn't really help. From the Balcony, the projection of the Wizard was only half visible. We could see the mount, but not the whole face. Although the show has now moved on ... I think the total cost was too much for the production and seats we had. The Actress doing Dorothy was excellent. I thought the Scarecrow part was also very good. Toto looked scared to death. I felt bad for the puppy.

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2.0 star rating Dave from Chicago, Illinois


I took my wife to the Chicago show last night, for Mothers Day.. The acting, singing and dancing by the actors was great. The set and props were horrible. They used a TV screen in the back. Yhe actual sets were minimal and not used appropriately. The first witch scene talking to her monkey, that was supposed to be at her castle, was performed in front of the prior OZ set. The first scene when they visited the wizard, there were so visions of OZ projected above the booth, as they were in the second visit. Definitely noticed it missing in the first one. Like I said, the actors were good, but the production seemed amateurish and sloppy. I paid way to much for a professional play and left very disappointed. I would not recommend it.

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