Lions and Tigers and Puppets, oh my! In this classic heart-warming tale, beautifully adapted for marionettes by Martin Stevens and Dan Raynor, children of all ages will watch with bated breath as a Kansas cyclone whisks Dorothy off to Oz where she befriends the Scarecrow, who wants brains, the Tin Woodman, who wants a heart, and the Cowardly Lion, who wants courage. Together they set off on a journey to find the mysterious Wizard of Oz while evading the delightfully silly Wicked Witch of the West. World leaders in the puppetry arts for over 80 years, Stevens Puppets bring this tale to life with artfully hand-carved wooden marionettes and a musical score you are sure to be humming all the way home. Don’t miss The Wizard of Oz!
Most of the scene change music used in this production of “The Wizard of Oz”, was composed by Leroy Shield, and performed by, The Beau Hunks.
The Wizard of Oz was created by Martin Stevens in 1966. It closely follows both the book and movie versions.
In the Spring of 2012, The Wizard of Oz went through an extensive renovation: all new scenery, paint, costumes on the marionettes, a new digital soundtrack and all new props. The ever popular classic was brought back to life in a beautiful way and remains our most popular show.
In the Spring of 2017 all new music was added to the show.