From June 12-29, the interactive sensation — which premiered to rave reviews in Chicago — plays Broadway’s Gershwin Theatre, which will also soon house the “Oz”-related Stephen Schwartz musical Wicked. The Sing-A-Long evening combines audience participation and the classic 1939 film and is produced in association with the Nederlander Organization, Clear Channel Entertainment and Warner Bros. Theatrical. After New York, the production will continue its international tour, which includes stops in Washington, D.C. and the United Kingdom.
The digitally restored and remastered film — starring a young Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale — will be shown in its original large-screen format on a 23-foot-high by 32-foot-wide screen. The evening begins with a Master of Ceremonies who will introduce the film and will also lead the filmgoers through the audience participation. Additionally, each attendee will receive a “Perform-A-Long Fun Pack,” which includes a kazoo, bubbles, a noisemaker and a magic wand.
Audiences are also encouraged to dress as their favorite character from the classic film, and those who do will be invited to join an on-stage costume parade. Prizes will be awarded for “imagination and creativity.”
Sing-A-Long Wizard of Oz will play ten performances: June 12 at 8 PM; June 14 at 8 PM; June 20 at 8 PM; June 21 at 3 and 8 PM; June 22 at 2 PM; June 27 at 8 PM; June 28 at 3 and 8 PM; and June 29 at 2 PM.
Tickets, priced between $15 and $40, are available by calling (212) 307 4100 or by visiting the Gershwin Theatre box office at 222 West 51st Street. For more information, go to www.singalongoz.com.