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The Wizard of Oz Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (3.2 Stars)

Number of reviews: 5



4.0 star rating Dennine from Boston, Massachusetts


i thought this production was wonderful. The cast was energetic, talented and fun to watch. I felt at home with the characters. Dorothy was great as was her little dog too. I especially enjoyed the effects used to show the tornado. I loved the Wicked Witch of the West....she was a hoot! From the costumes to the choreography, it was a great evening of entertainment. i highly recommend for children and adults alike.

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4.0 star rating from Spokane, Washington


It was very good, but the tree's were more revealing than expected and the witch was hard to understand

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4.0 star rating Mark from Detroit, Michigan


Not sure what I was expecting; but I walked away wondering why some of the subtle changes in certain scenes while others where performed verbatim from the original. For someone who grew up watching the original movie I found it a bit disconcerting. I really didn't appreciate the interjection of one liners and rather lame humor. It made it feel as though one felt that the original couldn't stand on its own on stage; which I feel it most surely could. There was certainly nothing I would call scary, from the sulty evening gown clad trees to the wicked witch herself. Perhaps this was intentional as I am sure the intent was to welcome families with children. The witch was almost a parody of a wicked witch to me; which again was quite possibly intentional. The flying scenes left me rather disappointed; there was really no flying , only dropping in with wires clearly visible; which made me wonder; why bother! But all in all, an enjoyable experience. Personally, lion stole the show for me!

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3.0 star rating Mike from Boston, Massachusetts


I think children would enjoy the production. It was rather slow paced. And the extra number in the second act (Jitterbug) didn't really help. From the Balcony, the projection of the Wizard was only half visible. We could see the mount, but not the whole face. Although the show has now moved on ... I think the total cost was too much for the production and seats we had. The Actress doing Dorothy was excellent. I thought the Scarecrow part was also very good. Toto looked scared to death. I felt bad for the puppy.

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1.0 star rating Margaret from St. Louis, Missouri


I was extremely disappointed with this production. I have seen 50+ live shows but this is my first review! Dorothy's mike needs to be turned up. There were many faces in the shadows. Toto was cute but surprised at the lack of attention knowing how much trainers can do. Some of the singing numbers were off time with the music. Where were the special effects? That red dot was suppose to be a ball of fire? What fire was Dorothy even trying to put out? This made the whole melting seen less dramatic. I was SO disappointed with the costumes, the sets, the special effects. The Munchkins looked like clowns, the Wizard on the screen looked like a cat and what are Winkies? There was no "yellow brick road". Emerald City was just a cardboard cutout. Why couldn't they have shined a red spotlight on Dorothy's ruby slippers to make them glisten? The Wicked Witch kept wiggling her long nails, which didn't exist. Is it too hard to make a handlebar mustache on the doorman? I'm sorry but VERY amateurish!

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