Our Summer 2023 show will be “The Wizard of Oz”.

The MGM film The Wizard of Oz, based on L. Frank Baum’s 1900 novel, premiered Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on August 15, 1939. This stage adaptation, presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company, premiered at the Barbican Centre in London on December 17, 1987. The production starred Imelda Staunton as Dorothy and featured Bille Brown as the Wicked Witch of the West, Paul Greenwood as the Scarecrow and John Bowe as the Tin Man. Imelda Staunton’s husband, Jim Carter (of Downton Abbey fame) played the Cowardly Lion.


Follow the yellow brick road in this delightful stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale, featuring the iconic musical score from the MGM film. The timeless tale, in which young Dorothy Gale travels from Kansas over the rainbow to the magical Land of Oz, continues to thrill audiences worldwide.

This show includes the songs “Over the Rainbow,” “Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead),” “If I Only Had a Brain/a Heart/the Nerve,” “We’re Off to See the Wizard (Follow the Yellow Brick Road),” “Jitterbug,”  “The Merry Old Land of Oz,”  “Poppies (Optimistic Voices)” and “If I Were King of the Forest.”

Auditions for this 2023 CMT MainStage show will be February 22-26, 2023. Please be on the lookout for sign up information coming soon!

Performances will be at the Bartlesville Community Center July 20-23, 2023. Tickets go on sale in May 2023.