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===Oz-Stravaganza, Chittenango, New York===
===Oz-Stravaganza, Chittenango, New York===
'''June , 2022: Oz-Stravaganza, Chittenango, New York.''' This village in upstate New York honors one of its native sons, L. Frank Baum, with an annual festival honoring his creation, the Land of Oz. For more information, see the event's website at http://www.oz-stravaganza.com/.
Revision as of 20:43, 15 January 2022
Other Oz events can also be found on the Wizard of Oz Calendar of Events page on Facebook.
- 1 Going on now
- 1.1 Wicked play, around the world
- 1.2 Wicked, Das Musical: Die Magie Zwischen Gut und Böse, Hamburg, Germany
- 1.3 The Wizard of Oz tour
- 1.4 Ozmafia anime series, on the Internet
- 1.5 The Wizard of Oz and The Wiz, throughout the United Kingdom
- 1.6 Emerald City television series, NBC.com
- 1.7 Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, Internet Streaming and Cablecast
- 1.8 Lost in Oz series, Internet streaming
- 1.9 Chronicles of Oz podcast, the Internet
- 1.10 The Royal Podcast of Oz, the Internet
- 1.11 Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me, National Public Radio
- 1.12 Hit the Bricks! podcast, the Internet
- 1.13 The Smallwood Sessions podcast, "The Podcast of Oz", the Internet
- 1.14 Down the Yellow Brick Pod podcast, the Internet
- 1.15 The Wonderful Recap of Oz podcast, the Internet
- 1.16 No Place Like Home podcast, the Internet
- 1.17 The Wizard of Oz: A Homegrown American Fairy Tale radio broadcast, BBC World Service
- 1.18 To Oz? To Oz! online convention, the Internet
- 1.19 The OzConnection, YouTube
- 1.20 Oz Talk, YouTube
- 1.21 Fifty Years of Oziana Readings, Youtube
- 1.22 American Experience: American Oz documentary, pbs.org
- 1.23 Wicked in Concert, pbs.org
- 2 March 2022
- 3 May 2022
- 4 June 2022
- 5 July 2022
- 6 August 2022
- 7 Autumn 2022
- 8 September 2022
- 9 October 2022
- 10 November/December 2022
- 11 December 2022
- 12 February 2024
- 13 Date TBA
Going on now
Wicked play, around the world
- Wicked is also touring the United States and Canada. For more information and updates about the tour, see https://wickedthemusical.com/tickets/#tour. Here's the current schedule (locations and dates are subject to change):
- Now through January 23, 2022: Municipal Auditorium Music Hall, Kansas City, Missouri
- January 26-February 6, 2022: Centennial Hall, Tucson, Arizona
- February 9-March 6, 2022: Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, California
- March 9-27, 2022: First Interstate Center for the Arts, Spokane, Washington
- March 30-April 24, 2022: SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center, Sacramento, California
- April 27-May 15, 2022: Orpheum Theater, Omaha, Nebraska
- May 18-June 5, 2022: Ohio Theatre, Columbus, Ohio
- June 8-July 24, 2022: Citizens Bank Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts
- September 14-25, 2022: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk, Virginia
- January 25-February 12, 2023: Dr. Phillips Center, Orlando, Florida
- February 15-March 5, 2023: Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami, Florida
- May 31-July 2, 2023: The Hobby Center, Houston, Texas
Wicked, Das Musical: Die Magie Zwischen Gut und Böse, Hamburg, Germany
The Wizard of Oz tour
- (No shows currently scheduled.)
For more information, or to purchase tickets, see the show's website at http://wizardofoztour.com/.
Ozmafia anime series, on the Internet
The Wizard of Oz and The Wiz, throughout the United Kingdom
Emerald City television series, NBC.com
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, Internet Streaming and Cablecast
Lost in Oz series, Internet streaming
Chronicles of Oz podcast, the Internet
The Royal Podcast of Oz, the Internet
Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me, National Public Radio
Hit the Bricks! podcast, the Internet
The Smallwood Sessions podcast, "The Podcast of Oz", the Internet
Down the Yellow Brick Pod podcast, the Internet
The Wonderful Recap of Oz podcast, the Internet
No Place Like Home podcast, the Internet
The Wizard of Oz: A Homegrown American Fairy Tale radio broadcast, BBC World Service
To Oz? To Oz! online convention, the Internet
The OzConnection, YouTube
Oz Talk, YouTube
Fifty Years of Oziana Readings, Youtube
American Experience: American Oz documentary, pbs.org
Wicked in Concert, pbs.org
The Wizard of Oz ballet, Denver, Colorado
March 11-20, 2022: The Wizard of Oz ballet, Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver, Colorado. Colorado Ballet presents this ballet adaptation of the first Oz book. For more information, see the show's website at https://coloradoballet.org/The-Wizard-of-Oz.
Wicked Marathon/Half Marathon/5K race, Wamego, Kansas
Chesterton Wizard of Oz Days Gala, Chesterton, Indiana
May 14-15, 2022: Chesterton Wizard of Oz Days Gala, Chesterton, Indiana. The home of one of the most celebrated Wizard of Oz festivals is going to do it again, after taking a few years off. For more information, see the event's Facebook pages at https://www.facebook.com/WizardofOzDays/ and https://www.facebook.com/events/2409107332697500/.
Yellow Brick Road Festival, Sedan, Kansas
May 20-21, 2022: Yellow Brick Road Festival, Sedan, Kansas. This town in Kansas celebrates The Wizard of Oz every year. For details, see http://www.lasr.net/travel/city.php?Sedan&Kansas&Yellow+Brick+Road+Festival&City_ID=KS0604019&Event_ID=KS0604019e002&VE=Y or call 620-725-4033.
Oz-Stravaganza, Chittenango, New York
June 3-5, 2022: Oz-Stravaganza, Chittenango, New York. This village in upstate New York honors one of its native sons, L. Frank Baum, with an annual festival honoring his creation, the Land of Oz. For more information, see the event's website at http://www.oz-stravaganza.com/.
Judy Garland Festival, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Journey with Dorothy, Banner Elk, North Carolina
OzCon International, Pomona, California
July 15-17, 2022: OzCon International, Kellogg West Conference Center and Hotel, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, Pomona, California. The world's longest continuously running Wizard of Oz convention is back live (we hope) in 2022! As part of the centennial celebration of The Royal Book of Oz, the first book not written by L. Frank Baum, the convention will celebrate all of the Royal Historians. Keep your eye on the convention's website, http://www.ozconinternational.com/, for more information as it is updated. And if you want to see any of the videos presented at the 2020 and 2021 online versions of the convention, you can now watch many of them through the OzConnection YouTube channel, at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQU5pEFZZ6n_vXvRalgclSg/featured.
The International Wizard of Oz Club National Convention, East Aurora, New York
August 5-7, 2022: The International Wizard of Oz Club National Convention, East Aurora, New York. The next live (we all hope) national Oz convention will celebrate illustrators W. W. Denslow (in a place he actually worked) and John R. Neill, and the arts and crafts of Oz. For more information, see the convention's website at https://ozclub.org/2020-national-convention/ and https://ozis.us/2020/10/19/oz-the-national-convention-aug-5-8-2021/.
Wizard of Oz Days, Macon, Missouri
Wizard of Oz Festival Ohio, Twinsburg, Ohio
Midwest Oz Fest 2022, Location To Be Announced
Autumn at Oz Party, Banner Elk, North Carolina
Wizard of Oz Festival, Ionia, Michigan
Oztoberfest, Wamego, Kansas
OzFest, Liberal, Kansas
The Oz Run, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
The Wizard of Oz, holiday cablecasts
The Wizard of Oz holiday cablecasts, TBS and TNT. The stations' annual holiday season showings of the famous film version are, generally speaking, around Thanksgiving on TBS and Christmas on TNT. Keep watching as the holidays get closer. Check your local listings for the exact time and channel in your area.
If I Only Had Christmas television movie, The Hallmark Channel
If I Only Had Christmas television movie, The Hallmark Channel. A Hallmark Christmas romance movie, first shown in 2020 and based (loosely) on The Wizard of Oz! Candace Cameron Bure stars as Darcy Gale, a publicist who teams up with Huck, a cynical business owner played by Neil Webb, to help out a charity in need. Keep checking here for the season's showings. Always check local listings for exact time and channel on your television provider. For more details and a sneak peek behind the scenes, take a look at the news report on the Entertainment Tonight website. And here's another report with another preview. Finally, here's the movie's page on the channel's website.
Claus: The Musical, Salford, United Kingdom
December 14, 2022-January 8, 2023: Claus: The Musical, Lowry Theatre, Salford, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom. This is the world premiere production of this musical adaptation of the L. Frank Baum book The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. Tickets are available now. For more information, see the show's website at https://thelowry.com/whats-on/claus-the-musical/.
Toto movie premiere, North American (at least) theaters
February 2, 2024: Toto movie premiere, theaters throughout North America (and possibly other parts of the world). The new animated movie, based on the book Toto: The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of the Wizard of Oz by Michael Morpurgo and Emma Chichester Clark, tells the story of The Wizard of Oz from Toto's perspective. Keep watching here for casting and other news.
Garmin Marathon in the Land of Oz, Olathe, Kansas
2022 (exact date TBA): Garmin Marathon in the Land of Oz, Olathe, Kansas. If you're going to have a 26.2-mile run in Kansas, you may as well give it an Oz theme! For more information and to register, see the race's website at http://ozrun.org/.
Wicked movie, cinemas worldwide
Date to be announced: Wicked movie, cinemas worldwide. The original release date for 2019 didn't pan out, and the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the 2021 release date further back. But Universal is committed to making the film version of the hit Broadway musical version of the story of the witches of Oz, based on the novel by Gregory Maguire. Keep watching this space for updates, including casting—beyond the recently announced Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba and Ariana Grande as Glinda, of course!