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The Wizard of Oz (Harlem Rep)

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Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Great acting

About the show

Harlem Repertory Theatre mounts a one-hour, family-friendly adaptation of the iconic 1939 MGM movie musical about a little girl from Kansas who journeys to the Land of Oz. More…

When Dorothy wakes up in a strange land filled with witches and wizards, and munchkins and monkeys, she's charmed but desperate to return home. She sets off on a quest to ask the Wizard for help and along the way befriends a scarecrow without a brain, a tin man without a heart, and a cowardly lion. Journey down the yellow brick road while humming along to memorable songs from the Oscar-nominated film, including "Over the Rainbow," "We're Off to See the Wizard," and "If I Only Had a Brain."

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Member Reviews (101)


Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Great acting
Avg Score

Ambitious, Great staging, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You like musicals that use projectors. Good singing, staging and direction . HRT never disappoints.

Don't see it if If you want a big musical. Smaller stage and time frame cuts this show back.if you dont want to use your imagination with projectors.

Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy, Quirky, Clever

See it if You love the movie the Wizard of Oz or show the wiz

Don't see it if Jaded, overly critical, expecting a Broadway level show

Hilarious, Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Funny

See it if You want support a small community theater, take a different view of the classic play, beautiful singing, heartwarming acting from cast

Don't see it if You are looking for a bigger production, fancy prop, large theater. This company really puts their heart out to make it a memorable event.

Also The multimedia was a great surprise, wonderful cast (some had stellar ... Read more Read less

Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you are taking a young one who wants to see racially diverse characters that more closely resemble them than white-washed Hollywood films

Don't see it if you expect top notch acting or anything more than a community theater feel to the production

Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You loved the movie

Don't see it if If you didn't like the movie

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you are a fan of the original. Singing is great. Are looking for a fun family night out.

Don't see it if If you are not a fan of wizard of oz.

Entertaining, Delightful, Heartfelt, Family friendly, Creative staging

See it if You want to take your young child to a reasonably priced show where their imaginations can work and where the staging is immersive

Don't see it if You need a fully polished production with lavish costumes and sets.

Also This theater company has heart. I’ve seen a few productions, and every... Read more Read less

Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever



Overrated, Quirky, Amateur

See it if You know someone in the cast and are going just to support it.

Don't see it if You are amazed by prior good reviews and think it will be an amazing $10 show. Because it's the most basic community theatre.

Also I HATE writing this review because HRT rocks. But I'm writing this so ... Read more Read less

Great singing, Hilarious, Enchanting, Intense, Fluffy

See it if If you love the original Wizard, and don't mind seeing the iconic characters as People of Color. If you love to laugh, and terrific singing.

Don't see it if You're expecting a Broadway-quality show. Don't expect to see The Wiz! or a Judy Garland look-a-like. This is The Wizard of Oz.. with music.

Entertaining, Enchanting, Great singing, Great acting, Must see

See it if If you are an Ozee. Great show, especially for the price.

Don't see it if You are not a Munchcan fan.

Hilarious, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you really liked any presentation of the Wizard of Oz

Don't see it if you are puzzled by non-white performers taking these roles

Disappointing, Dated, Slow, Insipid, Cliched

See it if you want to see a live production of the Wizard of Oz or if you want to be able to say "I saw her when..." (regarding the lead)

Don't see it if you love Wicked - once you've seen Wicked, the Wizard of Oz doesn't really offer you much...

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if Want to be fully entertained with a good feeling show

Don't see it if You are not looking for a good time

Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Cliched

See it if Love the wizard of Oz. Would like to see a diverse cast.

Don't see it if If you hate the wizard of oz. the acting is average and not more than your regular community theater.

Clever, Delightful, Fluffy, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if the wizard of oz is something you never get tired of!

Don't see it if you're looking for a new adaptation of the show.

Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of the movie . The play stayed true to it with the exception of two songs. The actress that played Dorothy was great

Don't see it if You don’t like interactive theatre .

Also There was some trouble with the sound and lighting but other than that... Read more Read less

Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Funny, Refreshing

See it if Taking a classic movie and putting it on stage and living in my childhood watching it live. Took my family for a enjoyable evening out.

Don't see it if If you can't re live your childhood

Delightful, Clever, Absorbing, Enchanting, Indulgent

See it if You enjoy plays that will captivate you and keep your attention until the very last moment.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of the Wizard of Oz.

Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Clever

See it if Love to see an old story in a new way.

Don't see it if You don't want to see some thing old and something new.

Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you want to relive Dorothy's journey to Oz.

Don't see it if You're over the Oz magic.

Funny, Great singing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You will love this musical as it will have the nostalgia factor of watching the movie for the first time all over again.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of musicals and weren't a fan of the movie. Or if you're terrified of munchkins and witches.

Great singing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if like Kansas

Don't see it if you don't like Dorothy

Great singing, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if You like original, classic musicals.

Don't see it if You saw wicked, cause it's not as good!

Funny, Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if You know and enjoy the story!

Don't see it if You didn't enjoy the wizard of oz for any reason

November 1st, 2016
"This stupendous stage production is a glorious delight...Enough cannot be said about the incredible cast, all of whom possess high level skills in acting, dancing, and singing. Their energy levels were extraordinary, not just in the physical sense, but in what they gave out to their audience. On...
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November 3rd, 2016
"Directed and choreographed by Keith Lee Grant, the production shines mostly in its focus and attention to kids. Utilizing the openness of the space, characters get up close and personal with the children, engaging them as the cast runs the aisles and comes right up to the first row of seats, inv...
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March 17th, 2017
“HRT’s production does the story justice…Dan Aran’s musical direction shines throughout the piece…The diverse cast of eleven is a cohesive unit of voices and movement. They are completely in sync with each other…The colorful costumes, simple staging and energetic ensemble create one of the best p...
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