Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Navy Pier
of Summer Fun
Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents
The Wizard of Oz
This summer, Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents the 75-minute musical stage adaptation of the timeless 1939 MGM film The Wizard of Oz,
directed by Brian Hill and choreographed by Kenny
Ingram. Based on the landmark novel by L. Frank Baum and featuring music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y.
Harburg,The Wizard of Oz
promises to be the perfect outing for audiences of all ages at Chicago Shakespeare's home on Navy Pier all summer long, July
6 t0 August 25, 2019 with performances on Wed. at
11:00 a.m. and Thursdays to Sundays at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Dorothy and her trusty pup Toto are whisked away from Kansas on an unforgettable journey to the magical land of Oz, where she makes new friends--including Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion--and encounters a fiendishly wicked witch. Audiences will be dazzled by the spectacular setting and charmed by its timeless score featuring such cherished classics as "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and "Follow the Yellow Brick Road"--ultimately discovering that there's truly no place like home.
Taking on the role of Dorothy
Gale is Leryn Turlington, who adventures in Oz alongside
Marya Grandy (Hunk/Scarecrow), Joseph Anthony Byrd (Hickory/Tin Man), Jose Antonio Garcia (Zeke/Cowardly Lion)--as well as her canine companion
Derby (Toto), in his stage debut. Appearing as the Wicked Witch of the West is twelve-time Jeff Award winner Hollis Resnik
(Miss Gulch/The Wicked Witch of the West). Also featured in the company are Emily Rohm
(Aunt Em/Glinda), William
Dick (Professor Marvel/The
Wizard of Oz), and Jared D.M.
Grant (Uncle Henry/Emerald City Guard). Rounding out the ensemble are Kayla Boye,
Timothy P. Foszcz, Haley
Gustafson, Aalon Smith,
Lauren Smith, Anthony
Sullivan, Jr.,and Kaleb Van
Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents a wide range of accessible and affordable programming for multi-generational audiences. In addition to imaginative summer musicals at the Theater's home on Navy Pier, offerings year-round include Short
Shakespeare! abridged versions of Shakespeare's classics and the FREE Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
tour to neighborhood parks throughout the city. These programs reach more than 100,000 patrons each season
making Chicago Shakespeare one of the largest providers of family programming in Chicago.
July 6-August 25, 2019 at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier
Tickets: $24 for children 12 and under | $38 for adults
Special discounts available for groups of 10 or more
Box Office: 312.595.5600 | Group Sales: 312.595.5678
Shakespeare programs. Accessible performances for The Wizard of Oz include:
Audio-description - Sunday, August 18, 2019 with optional touch tour at 11:00 a.m. Audio
Description is a program that enables patrons who are blind or have low vision to more fully experience live performances by providing spoken narration of a play's key visual elements. Touch
Tours provide patrons who are blind or have low vision the opportunity to experience, firsthand, a production's design elements.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents The Wizard of Oz
July 6–August 25, 2019 in the Courtyard Theater. Single tickets ($24 for children age 12 and under; $38 for adults) are on sale now. Special discounts will be available for groups of 10 or more. For more information, contact Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Box Office at
312.595.5600 or visit the Theater's website