ACT Community

Introducing ACT Community!  A brand new annual theatre program which provides training and performance opportunities for multi-ethnic artists.  It operates to enhance the cultural and artistic awareness of the community by providing productions that illuminate diversity and a broad range of cultural experiences.  ACT Community strives to educate, enlighten, and entertain a diverse, multi-cultural audience by using local talent with the emphasis on providing exposure to under-served communities.  The 2019 ACT Community production will be The Wiz, featuring a mainly African-Canadian cast.  Please look out for auditions October 2018.

ACT Presents The Wiz
March 22, 23, 29, & 30 at 8:00pm and March 24 & 31 at 2:00pm
The Capitol Theatre Windsor

The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” is a musical with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls (and others) and book by William F. Brown. It is a retelling of L. Frank Baum's classic 1900 children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the context of modern African-American culture

The 1975 Broadway production won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. It was an early example of Broadway's mainstream acceptance of works with an all-black cast.

Dorothy, a restless Kansas farm girl eager to see more of the world, is transported by a tornado to a magical world of Munchkins, witches, and a yellow brick road. On her way to the Emerald City to meet the Wizard of Oz, who she believes can help her get back home to Kansas, she encounters the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion - friends who help her battle the Wicked Witch of the West and eventually learn that there really is “no place like home.”

THE WIZ
Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
From the story "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
“The Wiz” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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