Wizard of Oz – Youth Theatre Northwest


Original adaptation by Gillian Jorgensen
Based on the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Directed by Kate Swenson with Cory Southwell

Join Youth Theatre Northwest on a journey to Oz in this original adaption of L. Frank Baum's masterpiece, The Wizard of Oz. The script, written by Seattle playwright, artist, and educator Gillian Jorgensen, has many similarities to the movie but is based mostly on the book, which, like all books, has much more in it than the film could portray. The world of Oz is much stranger and full of surprises; the city is still emerald, but the shoes are silver.

Along with familiar characters such as Dorothy, Auntie Em, and the famous trio of the Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, and Tin Man, you'll meet the Hammerheads, Tollydiggle the Mouse Queen, the High Coco-Lorum of Thi, not two but four witches—Tattypoo, Gayelette, Zisca, and Glinda—plus munchkins, Emerald Citizens, and the Wizard of Oz himself, Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkle Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs.

As YTN continues to reinvent how it does shows, this production of The Wizard of Oz will be live-streamed all four performances, April 24 & 25 and May 1 & 2 at 2:00 p.m., then available on demand throughout the remainder of May.
The Wizard of Oz is recommended for ages 8+.
Our 2020 - 2021 School Season was conceived with current uncertainties around Covid-19 in mind. Things are going to be a little different, but we believe that this plan ensures we will be able to provide programming throughout the season. All productions can rehearse online if need be and the shows will be available via streaming.