Dreamgirls & The Wizard of Oz

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Photo courtesy Lyric Theatre.

Photo courtesy Lyric Theatre.

June 28 – July 2, July 12 – 16 OKLAHOMA CITY CIVIC CENTER MUSIC HALL Lyric Theatre will be having a busy July as the theater company finishes its run of Dreamgirls and opens The Wizard of Oz on July 12. Dreamgirls is the hit Broadway musical loosely based on the careers of the 1960s music group The Supremes and other key Motown acts of the time. Follow the story of the fictional group The Dreamettes as they take over the radio waves and rise to fame throughout the 1960s and 70s. Written by Tom Eyen, the musical originally premiered in New York City in 1981 to much acclaim and brought in 13 Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical. Since leaving Broadway, the musical has been touring worldwide, with productions in South Africa, Malaysia, Colombia and Melbourne. In 2007, the show was adapted into an Oscar-nominated motion picture featuring Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson and Anika Noni Rose.

Photo courtesy Lyric Theatre.

Photo courtesy Lyric Theatre.

The Wizard of Oz opens on July 12 at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Musical Hall. The show is one of the world’s most beloved musicals and will feature Arden Walker as Dorothy Gale. According to producting artistic director, this version of the musical brings all the most iconic moments from the movie to life. “From ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ to ‘We’re Off to See the Wizard,’ audiences will reignite their sense of wonder as we bring America’s own fairy tale to life,” he says. lyrictheatreokc.com

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