“The Ruinous Remake of the Wizard of OZ”
A Killer Comedy by Nita Hardy
Running Time: About 1 hour
Cast: Flexible 2 to 5 (lowest overhead: use 1 actor, 1 actress)
Audience Speaking Parts (read): 17
Optional Audience Song Groups
No set required. Some special costuming, props, sound effects.
The big Broadway remount of “The Wizard of OZ” is just days away. But this cursed production is behind schedule and over budget. And the new director, Steven Spoilburger, wants to apply space age wizardry to what he calls “a tired kiddie story”! This does not sit well with munchkins of all ages. Digital Dorothy has a smart phone, The Tin Man is recyclable, The Scarecrow is stuffed with organic hay and the Cowardly Lion is a vegan. The plot detours off the yellow brick road when Jillian Pillsbury, the star of the show, exits – permanently! A hilarious take on Baum’s classic fairy tale. An added treat – audience members get to audition for “The Cowardly Lion”. Great fun for all ages!