The Wiz - A BRG Mainstage Production
3 Consecutive Weekends: 12/01/17 – 12/03/17; 12/08/17 – 12/10/17; 12/15/17 – 12/17/17
3201 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
The Wiz is a 1978 American musical adventure film produced by Universal Pictures and Motown Productions, and released by Universal Pictures on October 24, 1978. An urban reimagining of L. Frank Baum's classic 1900 children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz featuring an entirely African-American cast, The Wiz was loosely adapted from the 1974 Broadway musical of the same name. The film follows the adventures of Dorothy, a shy twenty-four-year-old Harlem, New York City, schoolteacher who finds herself magically transported to the urban fantasy Land of Oz, which resembles an alternative fantasy version of New York City. Befriended by a Scarecrow, a Tin Man, and a Cowardly Lion, she travels through the city to seek an audience with the mysterious Wiz, who they say is the only one powerful enough to send her home.
The film became a cult classic, particularly among African-American audiences, Oz enthusiasts, and fans of Michael Jackson.
Join us on the BRG Mainstage for a timeless family classic “ The Wiz” . This is a joyous production that is filled with character actors that will bring the wonder and amazement of the “ The Wiz” to the BRG stage. Singing and dancing are required for most roles.
All of our actors are volunteers from the local community and performances are an act of charity. All of our performances are fundraisers for the programs and services we offer the community.