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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 The Wizard of Oz tour
- 1.3 Ozmafia anime series, on the Internet
- 1.4 The Wizard of Oz and The Wiz, throughout the United Kingdom
- 1.5 Emerald City television series, NBC.com
- 1.6 Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, Internet Streaming and Cablecast
- 1.7 Lost in Oz series, Internet streaming
- 1.8 San Diego County Fair, Del Mar, California
- 2 May 2019
- 3 June 2019
- 4 July 2019
- 5 August 2019
- 6 September 2019
- 7 October 2019
- 8 November/December 2019
- 9 March 2020
- 10 April 2020
- 11 May 2020
- 12 December 2021
Going on now
Wicked play, around the world
Now playing: Wicked. This is the award-winning musical based on Gregory Maguire's novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. The book is by Winnie Holzman, the music by Stephen Schwartz, and the show is directed by Joe Mantello. It has done so well, it has spawned the following productions:
- Gershwin Theater, Broadway, New York City, New York. Tickets may be purchased online at ticketmaster.com. For more details, go to wickedthemusical.com. For a "Behind the Emerald Curtain" tour on Saturday mornings, go to https://wickedthemusical.com/behind-the-emerald-curtain#scrolldown for details.
- The Apollo Victoria Theatre, The West End, London, England, United Kingdom. For more information, including booking tickets, see http://www.wickedthemusical.co.uk/ or http://www.wickedwestend.co.uk/, and tickets can be purchased through http://www.wickedtheatretickets.co.uk/.
- Wicked is also touring the United States and Canada. For more information and updates about the tour, see http://www.wickedthemusical.com/north-american-tour-tickets. Here's the current schedule (locations and dates are subject to change):
- Now through June 9, 2019: Buell Theatre, Denver, Colorado
- June 12-July 7, 2019: Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington
- July 10-28, 2019: Keller Auditorium, Portland, Oregon
- July 31-August 11, 2019: Hult Center, Eugene, Oregon
- August 14-September 8, 2019: Center for the Performing Arts, San José, California
- September 11-29, 2019: The Smith Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
- October 2-20, 2019: Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, Louisiana
- October 23-November 17, 2019: Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia
- November 20-December 1, 2019: Times-Union Center, Jacksonville, Florida
- December 4-29, 2019: The Fabulous Fox, St. Louis, Missouri
- January 1-19, 2020: Robinson Performance Hall, Little Rock, Arkansas
- January 22-February 9, 2020: Koger Center for the Arts, Columbia, South Carolina
- February 12-March 8, 2020: Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland
- March 11-29, 2020: Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, Wisconsin
- April 1-19, 2020: Wharton Center, East Lansing, Michigan
- April 22-May 17, 2020: Ohio Theatre, Columbus, Ohio
- May 20-31, 2020: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk, Virginia
- June 3-14, 2020: Altria Theater, Richmond, Virginia
- June 17-July 5, 2020: Civic Center, Des Moines, Iowa
- July 9-26, 2020: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- July 29-August 9, 2020: Southern Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
- August 12-23, 2020: Northern Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
- December 9, 2020-January 10, 2021: Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, North Carolina
The Wizard of Oz tour
The Wizard of Oz tour. This touring production of the musical, based on The Movie, is now traveling around China. The following stops have been announced:
- Now through June 2, 2019: Chongqing, China
- June 3-9, 2019: Jinan, China
- June 10-30, 2019: Beijing, China
- July 1-14, 2019: Shanghai, China
- July 15-21, 2019: Xiamen, China
- July 22-28, 2019: Quanzhou, China
For more information, or to purchase tickets, see the show's website at http://wizardofoztour.com/.
Ozmafia anime series, on the Internet
Now playing: Ozmafia anime series, crunchyroll.com. In this Japanese anime series (based on the video game of the same name), Scarlet is a new transfer student at Oz Academy. He doesn't get off to a good start, but the teachers seem nice enough. But what strange secrets are hiding at Oz Academy, and why are they at war with the other academies? Episodes (in Japanese, with English subtitles) are available to view online at http://www.crunchyroll.com/ozmafia for free.
The Wizard of Oz and The Wiz, throughout the United Kingdom
Now playing: The Wizard of Oz, throughout the United Kingdom. Oz is a popular show to perform in the United Kingdom, and there always seems to be a show going on somewhere. For a complete listing of all upcoming productions of The Wizard of Oz in the United Kingdom, see the listings at The List, naturally. They also have listings for performances of The Wiz.
Emerald City television series, NBC.com
Emerald City television series, NBC national broadcast. The latest Oz TV project has gone through its broadcast run on NBC. But the show's website is still up at http://www.nbc.com/emerald-city. You can still watch episodes online at http://www.nbc.com/emerald-city/episodes.
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, Internet Streaming and Cablecast
Lost in Oz series, Internet streaming
San Diego County Fair, Del Mar, California
Now through July 4, 2019: San Diego County Fair, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, California. The theme for the 2019 edition of the fair is "Oz-some," and events will tie into the Oz mythos—the books as well as the movies. This is all to celebrate San Diego's connection to Oz, as author and Oz creator L. Frank Baum spent many winters in Coronado. For more information, see the fair's website.
Journey with Dorothy, Beech Mountain, North Carolina
June Thursdays and Fridays (plus Wednesday the 26th), 2019: Journey with Dorothy, Land of Oz Park, Beech Mountain, North Carolina. The site of the Land of Oz amusement park from 1970 to 1980, much of the park is still there and occasionally opens fro tours and other events. On Fridays in June, you can visit and take a tour with Dorothy or one of her famous friends as your tour guide. For more information, see the event's website at https://www.landofoznc.com/journeywithdorothy. (UPDATE: It's sold out for this year. Start planning for 2020 now!)
Wizard of Oz Festival, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
June 14-17, 2019: Wizard of Oz Festival, Judy Garland Museum and environs, Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Judy Garland's home town celebrates her most famous role in this annual festival, with events all over town spread out over three days. For more information, keep an eye on the museum's website at http://www.judygarlandmuseum.com/ for more information.
Oz: The National Convention, Thibodaux, Louisiana
June 20-23, 2019: Oz: The National Convention, Thibodaux, Louisiana. The International Wizard of Oz Club's National Convention comes to the Louisiana bayous. The Convention itself is June 21-23, with an optional Craft Day on June 20. More information will be coming later, but keep your eye on the event's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/209387426596512/.
Wizard of Oz Festival, Ionia, Michigan
June 21-22, 2019: Wizard of Oz Festival, Ionia, Michigan. This Michigan town holds an annual Wizard of Oz festival. For details and schedule, see the festival's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MichiganWizardofozfest/. Local news coverage can be read at http://www.sentinel-standard.com/news/20180531/wizard-of-oz-festival-returns-to-ionia.
OzCon International, Pomona, California
July 26-28, 2019: OzCon International, Kellogg West Conference Center, Pomona, California. The annual west coast meeting of Oz fans celebrates two important milestones, marking the one hundredth anniversary of the passing of L. Frank Baum and the publication of his penultimate Oz book, The Magic of Oz. The convention also celebrates the eightieth anniversary of the famous MGM film version of The Wizard of Oz, and the new animated series Lost in Oz and Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz. For more information, including purchasing memberships and meals, keep an eye on the convention's website.
Wizard of Oz Days, Hannibal, Missouri
August 24, 2019: Wizard of Oz Days Festival, Hannibal, Missouri. The community throws a party celebrating Oz. For more information, see the event's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/767654026944667/, and also https://www.facebook.com/WizardofOzDays/.
Autumn at Oz Party, Banner Elk, North Carolina
September (exact dates to be announced), 2019: Autumn at Oz Party, Beech Mountain, Banner Elk, North Carolina. The Wizard of Oz Park on the mountain may no longer be in regular operation, but it's still there, and Oz and park fans get together once a year for a party. For more information, check out http://www.landofoznc.com/autumnatoz.
Midwest Oz Fest 2019, Tinley Park, Illinois
September 21-22, 2019: Midwest Oz Fest 2018, Tinley Park, Illinois. The southwest suburbs of Chicago are hosting a big festival, with vendors and food and rides and games and parades and all the rest. It's early still, but to stay on top of the festival's progress, keep an eye on the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/156284901679198/.
Wizard of Oz Festival Ohio, Macedonia, Ohio
September 28-29, 2019: Wizard of Oz Festival Ohio, Macedonia, Ohio. The second year for this event in Ohio. For more information, see the website at https://wizardofozohio.com/, and the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/wizardofozfestivalohio/.
Oztoberfest, Wamego, Kansas
October (exact date to be announced), 2019: Oztoberfest, Wamego, Kansas. The town not only has an Oz museum, they put on an annual Oz festival. Authors and other special guests will attend, and there's also admission to the museum. For more details, call the Oz museum at 1-866-458-TOTO, or see the event's website at http://oztoberfest.com/.
OzFest, Liberal, Kansas
October (exact date to be announced), 2019: OzFest, Liberal, Kansas. The home town of the Dorothy's House attraction hosts its annual tribute to Dorothy and Oz. For more information, see the city's events page and the city's website (and be sure to call 1-800-LIBERAL to confirm event and dates).
The Oz Run, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
October 12, 2019: The Oz Run, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. This annual 5K and half-marathon run raises money for local charities while the participants dress in Oz costumes as they make their ways to the Emerald City at the end. For more information, or to sign up, go to http://www.theozrun.com/. And if you want to find out a little more, including video of the 2016 run, see http://www.weau.com/content/misc/Oz-Run---Dec-19th-407438355.html.
The Wizard of Oz Eightieth Anniversary Cruise, Miami, Florida
October 28-November 1, 2019: The Wizard of Oz Eightieth Anniversary Cruise, Miami, Florida, with other ports of call. Celebrate eighty years of one of the world's most beloved movies on the Carnival Victory boat, visiting Key West and Cozumel, Mexico. For more information, see the cruise's information page at https://www.travelwithhilo.com/0z-80th.
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. See your local listings for channel and times in your area. Keep checking back for details throughout the season.
Wicked Marathon/Half Marathon/5K race, Wamego, Kansas
March 30, 2019: Wicked Marathon/Half Marathon/5K race, Wamego, Kansas. The annual Oz-themed road race, in the home of the Oz Museum, benefits the Wamego High School cross-country team and other running and fitness charities in the area. There is also a carbo-loading spaghetti feed the night before. For more information, and to register, see https://runsignup.com/Race/KS/Wamego/WickedFast and http://wickedmarathon.org/.
Garmin Marathon in the Land of Oz, Olathe, Kansas
April, 2020 (exact date to be announced): 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/.
Yellow Brick Road Festival, Sedan, Kansas
May (exact dates to be announced), 2020: 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.
Wicked movie, cinemas worldwide
December 22, 2021: Wicked movie, cinemas worldwide. The original release date for 2019 didn't pan out, but Universal is trying again by announcing a new release date for 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.