The Wonderful Wizard of Song is a rousing musical revue of the works and life of The Wizard of Oz composer Harold Arlen. Arlen’s son, Sam, hosts the show along with co-creator, acclaimed singer/pianist George Bugatti as they guide the audience through Arlen’s nostalgic and evocative melodies with the help of their Grande Dame Karon Blackwell who belts many of the songs made famous by Lena Horn, Pearl Bailey, and Judy Garland.
The show travels from the Cotton Club with Arlen’s breakout hits “Get Happy,” “I’ve Got the World on a String,” and “Stormy Weather,” to the silver screen melodies “Let’s Fall In Love,” “That Old Black Magic,” and “The Man that Got Away,” to the Broadway stage compositions “Come Rain or Come Shine,” and “Paper Moon,” to the Land of Oz with “Over the Rainbow,” “If I Only Had a Brain,” and “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead.”
The production being presented by Soka is the concert version that features a jazz trio to accompany George Bugatti, Dame Karon Kate Blackwell, and Sam Arlen.
Tickets: $15 ($10 youth, 18 and below) General Admission
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