Royal Winnipeg Ballet's The Wizard of Oz

Royal Winnipeg Ballet's The Wizard of Oz


Frank L Baum’s tale of family, friendship and courage is vividly brought to life by choreographer Septime Webre in The Wizard of Oz. This collaboration between the RWB, Kansas City Ballet and Colorado Ballet offers an inventive new take on this timeless tale.

Webre, the creator of Alice (in Wonderland), takes audiences on a fantastical journey to the Emerald City. Filled with all the familiarity of the classic movie – Dorothy and Toto swept to Oz join up with three unlikely heroes to see the Wizard, their triumph over the Wicked Witch, and the quest to return home – yet realized with a bold, new spectacle of music, costumes, sets, projections and special effects. This is the must-see family event of the season.

Storyline and visual element from the MGM Motion Picture The Wizard of Oz provided by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures.

Choreography by Septime Webre
Composer – Matthew Pierce
Set Design by Michael B. Raiford
Costume Design by Liz Vandal
Lighting Design by Trad A. Burns
Puppet Design by Nicholas Mahon
Video Design by Aaron Rhyne

This presentation is made possible in part with generous support from Season Lieders Chuck and Karen Harris and the Lied Center’s Dance Circle: Priscilla C. Grew, Dr. Robert Hillestad, Bruce & Barbara Johnson, Brent & Robin Korte, Greer & Sarah McCurley and Steve Wake.

Lied Center for Performing Arts