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THEATER | "The Wizard of Oz"


The journey to find "somewhere over the rainbow" returns to the stage with a reconceived adaptation from Andrew Lloyd Webber ("The Phantom of the Opera," "Cats") and Jeremy Sams ("Chitty the Musical"), which originally debuted in London's West End in 2011. Tim Rice ("Evita," Disney's "Beauty and the Beast") and Webber also collaborated to create new, additional songs for the production. The new songs feature the Wizard, Glinda, and the Wicked Witch of the West (who didn't have musical numbers in the 1939 MGM film). The costume and set design is also reimagined — including ruby slippers covered in Swarovski crystals.

"The Wizard of Oz" continues Wednesday, January 20, through Sunday, January 24, at RBTL's Auditorium Theatre, 885 East Main Street. 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. on Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday; and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. $32.50-$77.50. 222-5000;