The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

“Lions and tigers and bears — Oh my!


Based on the beloved 1939 film that has been entertaining families for generations, Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz is now reimagined for the stage, full of the familiar songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score. When Dorothy’s farmhouse is blown over the rainbow to the magical land of Oz, a magical adventure ensues with ruby slippers, Toto, lions, tigers, and bears oh my! Follow us down the yellow brick road with your favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way.  Don’t miss your chance to rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat.  Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg, Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company based upon the Classic Motion Picture.

Rated PG

“”A lustrous spectacle… inventiveness everywhere ~”   The (London) Telegraph

“A magical musical journey over the rainbow, down the Yellow Brick Road, straight to the heart…”

D.C. Metro Arts

Sponsored by The Gainesville Times
Opening Night Reception by Luna’s



7:30pm, Nov 6-10 and 13-17, 2018
2:30pm, Nov 11 & 17, 2018

Special Events

Free Stage Tour (a peek behind the scenes!)
Oct 23, 2018 at 6:00pm

Preview Performance: $15 tickets! (Preview tickets go on sale Oct 22, 2018)
Nov 5, 2018 at 7:30pm

Free Opening Night Reception: In the lobby following the performance with the cast, catered by LUNA’s
Nov 6, 2018

Talk Back with Cast & Crew: a lively (and free) Q&A session following the performance on Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018


Brenau University’s Hosch Theatre in the John S. Burd Center, 429 Academy Street, Gainesville, GA 30501

BUY Tickets

Ticket Information

Tickets are $28-30 for adults, $26-28 for seniors and $18-20 for students*.  You can click the link below to choose your own seats and print your own tickets – or call the Box Office at 678.717.3624. The Box Office can also make arrangements for ADA seating or, if you have a group of 12 or more, a group discount of 20% off — making a night of live theatre a great option for friends, family, church groups or scouting troops!

Children in the Theatre:  We love children, we HAVE children… (and of course we have BEEN children). Still, we recognize that not all children love theatre – yet.  Out of respect for other patrons’ theatre experiences, all patrons must be ticketed and over the age of 5.  Parents should also be sure to check performance ratings in making decisions about bringing children to the theatre.

*UNG and BU faculty/staff/students must contact the Box Office for specially discounted tickets.

Create your own package!

Purchase tickets to this production AND to one other production at the same time and you’ll get an automatic 10% discount; 3 to 4 shows will receive a 15% discount, and 5 shows or more gets an automatic 20% off. Discounts will be shown (with your savings) in the payment screen.

Artist Spotlight

GTA excels in large part because of the synergy between creative in-house professionals and the amazing guest professionals who join us for a show and bring new innovations to the stage.  Click on the GREEN artists names below to read about their approaches to GTA’s version of The Wizard of Oz.

     Guest Director Heidi Cline McKerley

     Guest Choreographer Jeff McKerley 

     Guest Lighting Designer D. Connor McVey 

     Musical Director and GTA Musical Theatre Coordinator (Brenau) Rick Gomez 

     Scenic Designer and GTA Resident Designer (UNG) Larry Cook

     Costume Designer and GTA Resident Costumer (Brenau) Pamela Workman

And a couple of student artists involved:

     Make-up Designer Hannah Humphrey

     Playing the role of Dorothy, Taylor Sage Priday


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