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Concert Version of El Wiz

May 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz” gets re-set in contemporary Puerto Rico in Paul Castañeda and Juan Cantú’s “The Wiz.” There are great ideas in Castañeda’s adaptation to make the story relevant — the Scarecrow has Asperger’s, the Tin Man is gay. Most important, the tornado is now Hurricane Maria.



In the stirring opening, the islanders plead for help – “We are one,” they sing in Spanish. “We are part of your country.” But thankfully, “El Wiz” isn’t a political screed. Rather, it’s an exuberant celebration of heritage and resilience.


$10-$20 suggested donation. Please also bring food or wine to share.

Details

Date:
May 26
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Donation
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/concert-version-of-el-wiz-tickets-53878502050

Organizer

Timucua Arts Foundation
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Website:
http://www.timucua.com

Venue

Timucua
2000 S Summerlin Ave
Orlando, FL 32806 United States