This production does not include the scene where the Wizard departs from the Emerald City by flying in a hot-air balloon accidentally leaving Dorothy and Toto behind. Instead, the Wizard remains in his palace when Glinda the Good Witch arrives for Dorothy and Toto after giving a brain to the Scarecrow in the form of a diploma, a badge of courage to the Lion, and a heart to the Tin Man. See more »
I saw it once before on TV but I couldn't really understand it back then because I was too little. So when I got older I remembered it but I didn't really keep it completely in my head. Then one day I ran across it on the Internet and when I noticed that it was The Wizard of Oz and I loved the Wizard of Oz so much and I noticed that it had Nathan Lane starring as the Cowardly Lion I knew I had to order it. So I ordered it and when I watched it I thought "I saw this before" and I remembered it. I'm always watching it. I love the costumes, the cast, the songs, the characters, the singing, the Jitterbug, and the dancing. I love the cast starring Jackson Browne as the Scarecrow, Natalie Cole as Glinda the good witch of the North, Roger Daltrey as the Tin Man, Joel Grey as the Wizard of Oz, the guard, and Professor Marvel, Jewel as Dorothy Gale, Nathan Lane as Fleetwood Coup De Ville the Lion, Debra Winger as Evillene the Wicked Witch of the West, the Boy Quire of Harlem as the Munchkins, and Lucie Arnaz as Auntie Em. I loved the way they added the Jitterbug. I loved the way they added those new lines including in the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion songs when they added the new lyrics to them including--
Crows: Said a Scarecrow swinging on a pole to a blackbird sittin' on a fence.
Scarecrow: "Oh, the lord gave me a soul but forgot to give me common sense" said the blackbird.
Crows: "Well, well, well. What in thunder would you do with common sense?" said the Scarecrow.
Scarecrow: T'would be pleasin' Just to reason out the reason of the witchness and the winess and the whence if I had an ounce of common sense".
Crows: If he had an ounce of common sense.
Females: Said a Tin Man driving away his feelings to a strong and solitary heart.
Tin Man: "Oh, the smith gave me tin ribs but forgot to put a heart inside"
Females: Then he banged his hallow chest and cried.
Lion: Said a lion, pore, neurotic lion to a miss who'll listen to him rave "Oh, the lord made me a lion but the lord forgot to make me brave".
Dorothy. Then his tail began to curl and wave.
My most favorite part was the songs and at the end of The Jitterbug when that man swept Dorothy off her feet and into his arms, and when the Witch was saying "You're father and I worked very hard for as long as you live under our roof you'll play by our rules, you think it's any better at you're friend's house you can Just pack you're bags and move in with them". I thought this movie was a great concert for all ages. I think they should make a movie not a concert but a movie with the same cast as the characters. To tell you the truth I was in a concert of The Wizard of Oz once before as The Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion I was double rolled. I was also in a play of the Wizard of Oz as Uncle Henry and Hymee the Flying Monkey. It was an awesome concert.
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