After escaping from Mombi, a witch who has held him captive since birth, Tip is joined by Jack Pumpkinhead, a talking Saw-Horse and old favorites, the Scarecrow and Tin Man. Along the way, Tip meets General Jinjur and her all-girl Army of Revolt, who take over the Emerald City and remove the Scarecrow from his throne. Magic spells and strange characters make up this tale of true identity and self worth from L. Frank Baum's beloved Oz series.
Written in Chicago in 1905, Marvelous Land of Oz was a huge success as a novel and was later adapted as a stage production that premiered at Chicago's Garrick Theatre. It was later produced as a short silent film in L. Frank Baum's Fairylogue and Radio Plays; a "multi-media" traveling production produced by Chicago's Selig-Polyscope film studio utilizing live actors, glass slides, hand-colored silent film and even Baum, himself, as the narrator.
New American Folk Theatre is pleased to present this original adaptation with book and music by Anthony Whitaker. The Marvelous Land of Oz is an experience for the whole family to enjoy.
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