iTheatrics founder and CEO Timothy Allen McDonald collaborated with Deena R. Harburg on the adaptation. The new version includes a production guide for directors, a sing-along recording for rehearsal, a recording of the performance music and a choreography DVD.
"The Wizard of Oz is a beloved story that teaches a beautiful lesson: sometimes your heart's desire is in your own backyard. It seems only appropriate that this musical treasure should be the first Young Performers' Edition title in Tams-Witmark's new collection for children," Tams-Witmark president Sargent L. Aborn said in a statement. "We are looking forward to seeing the creative ways in which children and educators will tell this wonderful story from their own backyards."
Tams-Witmark is also partnering with iTheatrics on a Young Performers edition of Bye Bye Birdie.