DVDs sold in this aisle are either Region 1 (United States and Canada) or Region 2 (Europe, the Middle East, and Japan). Audiobooks are either CDs, audiocassettes, or Audible.com downloads (format will be indicated), and unless stated otherwise, are abridged versions of the original stories. For material related to the famous 1939 MGM movie The Wizard of Oz, see Aisle 7.
All VHS tapes have now been deleted from the shop unless the material is only available on VHS.
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2016 Wicked calendar. Featuring pictures taken from the Broadway musical.
- Wall calendar
Available from Calendars.com.
After the Wizard. This small indie movie tells the story of a twelve-year-old girl in modern Kansas dreaming about Oz and how things have gone wrong there since Dorothy left. But the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Cowardly Lion are on their way to Kansas to help set things right.
At the Movies by David Shire. The film composer collects samples of his many scores into one CD. Includes a selection from Return to Oz.
Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine by Bob May, Christopher Tibbetts and Roy C. Booth. Beanie creates a book-reading machine, but when he turns it on, the witches from Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, and The Wizard of Oz come out! Can the other characters from those books help get them back into the books?
- Also available from the Samuel French Company.
Before the Rainbow: The Original Music of Oz. Music from some of the earliest Oz and Baum dramatizations, performed by James Doyle and the Utensia Ensemble. Includes music from The Wizard of Oz (1903), The Woggle-Bug (1905), The Tik-Tok Man of Oz (1913), the film score of The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914), The Maid of Arran (1882), and Prince Silverwings (1903).
Berry Brick Road. Strawberry Shortcake and her friends do their own version of The Wizard of Oz!
Broadway: The American Musical. This PBS series looks at the history and development of the Broadway musical, from vaudeville and minstrel shows to the maga-shows of today. Of special interest to Oz fans are the behind-the-scenes look at the development of Wicked, including an extra featurette on this set.
Broadway Show By Show by Stanley and Kay Green. This sixth edition of the book covers Broadway shows from as far back as 1866, and goes as far forward as Wicked.
The Cambridge Companion to the Musical (Revised Edition). An examination of the development of the musical, in both the United States and Great Britain, through a number of essays. This edition includes a case study of the development of Wicked for the stage.
Cartoon Craze: The Wizard of Oz and Friends. Collection of cartoons, starting with The Wizard of Oz.
Charlotte Greenwood: The Life and Career of the Comic Star of Vaudeville, Radio and Film by Grant Hayter-Menzies. A biography of the now-forgotten Hollywood comedienne, whose fifty year career went from vaudeville to color film musicals. Of special interest to Oz fans is one of her early stage roles: Queen Ann Soforth of Oogaboo in the 1913 play, The Tik-Tok Man of Oz.
- Also available directly from the publishers.
Christmas in the Land of Oz by Tamara Tudor. An original Oz story, in dramatic form.
The Complete Sheet Music from The Woggle-Bug, lyrics by L. Frank Baum, music by Frederic Chapin. In 1905, L. Frank Baum tried to duplicate the success of his hit stage show The Wizard of Oz with The Woggle-Bug, a dramatization of his second Oz book, The Marvelous Land of Oz. It "failed to woggle," as one critic put it, and it only ran for a few months in the midwest. But now the sheet music from the show has been collected in this volume. Also included are a reprint of the original program book for the show, contemporary reviews, articles, photographs, an appendix of several songs from Chapin's 1902 hit show The Storks, and a foreword by David Maxine.
The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film by Michael Ondaatje. Although best known as an Oscar-winning film editor, Walter Murch did direct one movie — 1985's Return to Oz. This book covers his whole career, including a chapter devoted to Return to Oz.
"Defying Gravity" by Idina Menzel. The actress who originated the role of Elphaba in the musical Wicked puts her own spin on the show's signature song in this CD single.
Defying Gravity: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz, from Godspell to Wicked by Carol de Giere. It's more than an autobiography. This book looks at the career of the songwriter, and the creative process of creating his shows, including Wicked.
Disney's Lost Chords by Russell Schroeder. Outside of Broadway, perhaps the greatest champion of American popular music in the twentieth century was Walt Disney. But not every song ever written for him ended up in a movie. For various reasons, songs and entire features were dropped. Here are many of the songs, along with illustrations and background information. Among the cancalled projects featured is The Rainbow Road to Oz, including four songs.
Dorothy and the Witches of Oz soundtrack. The music for the movie version of the story. Composed by Eliza Swenson, who also played Billie Westbrook.
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz by Steve and Kathy Hotchner. The script for an audience participation version of The Wizard of Oz.
Dorothy in the Land of Oz. The Wizard's new balloon whisks Dorothy back to Oz, where she meets up with some new friends, and the villainous Tyrone, the Terrible Toy Tinker. Shown on television as Thanksgiving in Oz.
- One DVD, with another holiday special, Peter and the Magic Egg, narrated by Ray Bolger (NTSC format, Region 1 encoding).
Dorothy Meets Alice, or The Wizard of Wonderland by Joseph Robinette and Karl Jurman. Musical in which two of literature's most famous young women meet.
Dot and Tot of Merryland by Jennifer Kirkeby and Michael Pretasky. Musical based on the book by L. Frank Baum, in which farmchildren Dot and Tot go on a journey through the enchanted land of Merryland.
Dothy et la Magicien d'Oz. A recording of a French musical stage production, based on The Wizard of Oz.
- DVD (PAL format, Region 2 encoding)
Available from Amazon.fr.
- Cast album CD
Also available from Amazon.fr.
The Dreamer of Oz soundtrack. The soundtrack to the 1990 television movie about the life of L. Frank Baum.
Eliza Wren Returns to Oz. Musician Eliza Wren is such a fan of Return to Oz that she wrote her own alternative soundtrack!9
The Enchanted World of Rankin-Bass by Rick Goldschmidt. All about the Rankin-Bass studio, which gave us such holiday classics as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman. Of special interest to Oz fans is the information about the series Tales of the Wizard of Oz and the specials Return to Oz and The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (the latter based on a book by L. Frank Baum).
Film Music by David Shire. The film composer collects samples of his many scores into one CD. Includes a selection from Return to Oz.
Four Short Plays for Children That Don't Bore Adults! by Zachary P. Rouse. One of the four plays in this book is Journey to Oz!
Fred Stone: Circus Performer and Musical Comedy Star by Amond Fields. A new biography of the famed vaudeville performer and actor, who was probably best known for playing the Scarecrow in the original stage version of The Wizard of Oz.
The Fresh Beat Band: The Wizard of Song. In this two-part story from the Nickelodeon show, Marina gets swept up into a windstorm and lands in Oz! Along the way, she befriends a Scarecrow, a Tin Woman, and a Lion and they go to the Wizard of Song so that Marina can find her way home. (Hmm, that sounds familiar.)
Geltonų Plytų Kelias (Yellow Brick Road). This is a Lithuanian musical adaptation of The Wizard of Oz.
- DVD (Region 2/5 encoding.
Available from Patogupirki.lt.
GodRocks BibleToons: Love God. This DVD from the Bible-based cartoon series includes the episode "The Wizzle of Odd", Gem follows Ruff down a yellow brick road and into a curious shop where a bump on the head transports her into the wonderful land of Odd. There she meets Scarecrow, Watering Can and Lion who journey together with her, seeking answers from the wise and wonderful Wizzle. (Sound familiar?)
The Great Wishy Woz. This is a sampler of the Adventures in Odyssey series, a Christian-themed radio show. In The Great Wishy Woz, Dottie learns that the narrow way (not the "Big Fat Road") is the best path.
The Haunted Journey of Oz. Dolly is whisked off to Oz and meets three friends who help her get home. Yes, the story is familiar, but it's an English-language edition of an animated adaptation of The Wizard of the Emerald City, the Russian version of The Wizard of Oz.
Hello Kitty: The Wizard of Paws. Everyone's favorite cat with no mouth gets her own chance to follow the Yellow Brick Road.
- Available on the DVD (Region 1) Hello Kitty Goes to the Movies, along with four other takeoffs on famous movies.
His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz. Dorothy is the slave of old Mombi, the Witch, who freezes the heart of Princess Gloria. Dorothy and her new friends get away, but can they stop Mombi from doing more mischief? A silent movie made by L. Frank Baum in 1914, and the basis for the novel The Scarecrow of Oz.
I Love the Illusion: The Life and Career of Agnes Moorehead by Charles Tranberg. Agnes Moorehead had a long and honorable show business career. Although she's best known for playing Endora, Samantha's mother, in Bewitched, she also played several roles in the 1933-34 Wizard of Oz radio show, and Mombi in the 1961 television adaptation of The Land of Oz, which should make this book of interest to Oz fans.
Jack and the Beanstalk/The Wizard of Oz. Two classic stories, retold in animated form.
Jim Henson's Mother Goose Stories. These short tales were developed for television by Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, and many of them were based on stories written by L. Frank Baum for his first children's book, Mother Goose in Prose.
- Humpty Dumpty, which includes the Baum-based stories "Humpty Dumpty," "Tommy Tucker," and "Little Boy Blue."
- Jack and Jill, which includes the Baum-based stories "Old King Cole," "PussyCat, PussyCat," "The Man in the Moon," "A Song of Sixpence," and "Little Miss Muffet."
- Hickory Dickory Dock and Other Stories, which includes the Baum-based story "Hickory Dickory Dock" and other stories.
Journey Back to Oz. Another cyclone takes Dorothy back to Oz, where she must try to keep Mombi and her army of marauding green elephants from taking over Oz from the Scarecrow. Features Liza Minnelli as the voice of Dorothy.
- Storybook Tales Collection, a 3-DVD set that also includes Happily Ever After and A Snow White Christmas.
Journey Back to Oz script. The script for the animated movie.
The Land of Oz. This 1961 television production of the second Oz book, starring Shirley Temple as Tip and Ozma, has never been released on home video — until now!
- DVD, paired up with The Reluctant Dragon.
Also part of the Shirley Temple Storybook Collection. For more details, check out the website at http://www.shirleytemple.com/.
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. Animated "biography" of Santa, based on the L. Frank Baum book of the same name. Produced by Rankin-Bass (the same folks behind Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and other holiday favorites) in 1985.
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. Animated "biography" of Santa, based on the L. Frank Baum book of the same name. Produced by Universal, released in 2000.
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by R. Eugene Jackson. Script for a play based on L. Frank Baum's "biography" of Santa Claus.
- Also available from Pioneer Drama Service
Lion of Oz. Animated prequel to The Wizard of Oz. Oscar Diggs and one of the lion cubs from the circus take a balloon ride — only to end up tossed about in a storm and landing in Oz. Oscar and the Lion are seperated, and the Wicked Witch of the East forces the lion to work for her so that she can rule all of Oz.
A Little Bit Wicked: Life, Love, and Faith in Stages by Kristin Chenoweth. The Tony Award-winning actress who originated the role of Glinda in Wicked writes her autobiography.
Magic Reader Classics: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Help the Scarecrow get his brain, the Tin Woodman his heart, and the Cowardly Lion his courage in this interactive version of The Wizard of Oz.
The Magical Land of Oz by Tim Kelly, music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur. The script for a simplified musical retelling of The Wizard of Oz.
Make-Up Artist April/May 2013 magazine. Includes the article "Meet the Make-up Wizards Behind Oz The Great and Powerful by Joe Nazzaro.
Available directly from the publishers.
Making Movies by Sidney Lumet. The acclaimed director writes about his career and the filmmaking process — including his thoughts on directing the film version of The Wiz.
The Marvelous Land of Oz. A delightful stage version of the sequel to The Wizard of Oz, performed by the Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis.
Minnie's The Wizard of Dizz. In this episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Minnie Mouse is off on a familiar-looking adventure. With Pluto as Toto, Goofy as the Scarecrow, Mickey as the Tin Mouse, and Donald Duck as the Cowardly Lion.
More Treasures from American Film Archives. A collection of short movies of historical interest, ranging from some of the earliest silent movies in 1894 to earlie talkies in 1931. Of special interest is the earliest known existing Oz movie, the 1910 short The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Mouse Tracks: The Story of Walt Disney Records by Tim Hollis and Greg Ehrbar. Once "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" became a hit, Walt Disney realized he could make more money by starting his own record company. This is that company's story. Their output included several Wizard of Oz-related records.
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz. Ashanti plays Dorothy in this television movie featuring Kermit as the Scarecrow, Gonzo as the Tin Thing, Fozzie as the Cowardly Lion, and Miss Piggy as four different witches!
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz soundtrack album. The songs from the television movie, of course, plus a few old favorites from The Muppet Show and other Muppet presentations.
My Favorite Fairy Tales, Volume 4. This video collects three stories: The Magic Carpet, Alibaba and the Forty Thieves, and, of course, The Wizard of Oz.
On the Road! To Oz by Virginia Glasgow Koste. A dramatic adaptation of The Road to Oz and other Oz adventures for performance on the stage.
Once Upon a Santa Claus by Sylvia Ashby. Play script, adapted from L. Frank Baum's novel The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.
The Origin of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz Omnibus. This documentary examines how the true origins of Oz may be found in the maps in the endpapers of Tik-Tok of Oz.
The Origins of Oz. This documentary, originally shown on the Smithsonian Channel, looks at the life of L. Frank Baum and how he created Oz.
Oz by Patrick Shanahan. Script of an original dramatic retelling of The Wizard of Oz, as it might have sprung from the mind of L. Frank Baum.
Oz! by Tim Kelly. Original musical retelling of The Wizard of Oz.
Oz: The Musical by Ben Handforth. This script is about a boy called Dennis, living in World War III Birmingham. He gets evacuated to Crick and stumbles across a wardrobe. This takes him to the land of Oz, which leads him to the adventure of a lifetime.
The Oz Audio Collection by L. Frank Baum, read by Ray Bolger. The world's most famous Scarecrow reads three stories about the Land of Oz, and a non-Oz story by L. Frank Baum: The Wizard of Oz, The Land of Oz, Little Oz Stories (based on Baum's 1904-05 comic page "Queer Visitors from the Land of Oz"), and Queen Zixi of Ix.
Oz Before the Rainbow : L. Frank Baum's the Wonderful Wizard of Oz on Stage and Screen to 1939 by Mark Evan Swartz. A look at the earliest dramatic presenatations of Oz, before MGM made the story famous, and how they influenced our visions of Oz.
The Oz Clan by Jeff Barstock. A new play script.
The Oz Kids. They're the sons and daughters of all of the old familiar Oz characters, and they're off having adventures on their own! These are animated videotapes, each telling a complete story.
- Christmas in Oz. The kids' annual Christmas party may be ruined when Nome Prince Otto, jealous because he didn't get an invitation, steals Andrea's, and now she's not happy, either. And it's not nice to get a witch-in-training mad... (Also includes The Making of the Oz Kids.)
- Journey Beneath the Sea. When Jack Pumpkinhead wants to go out and have an adventure, the kids go out sailing — in a leaky boat! They are befriended by a band of mermaids, but when the evil Zog cuts their undersea tour short, will they ever see the surface again?
- The Monkey Prince. The kids use Frank's computer (he's the Wizard's son) to take a trip to China. But while seeing the sites, the Monkey Prince steals the computer! How are they going to get back to Oz? There doesn't seem to be any yellow brick roads around...
- The Nome Prince and the Magic Belt. Otto, the Nome Prince, manages to steal the Magic Belt and turns the Oz Kids into glass figurines! Can Dot save her friends?
- The Return of Mombi. Mombi, the Wicked Witch, is back, and she wants revenge. She kidnaps the kids' parents — and even the Nome King! How can the kids rescue their parents and defeat a wicked witch?
- Toto, Lost in New York. A prank causes Toto 2 to get lost in New York. The Oz Kids follow him, but New York is a very big place, and Toto is a very small dog...
- Underground Adventure. An earthquake shakes up Oz, as an innocent bus trip turns into a wild ride with dragonettes, whirling mountains, and giant teddy bears! Oh, my!
- Virtual Oz. The kids receive a new computer game. But when they start to play, they end up inside, and take a wild trip around the world!
- Who Stole Santa? With Christmas only weeks away, Santa's been kidnapped! Boris (the Cowardly Lion's son) teams up with an elf to find him — but then the rest of the Oz Kids have to find Santa and Boris! (Also includes The Making of the Oz Kids.)
The Oz Monologues by Darby Wills Chism. So what happened to everybody after Dorothy went home? These comedy monologues answer that very question!
Available directly from Big Dog Plays. (The page also has information about production support, royalties, and the like for anyone interested in putting the show on.)
Oz the Great and Powerful. This 2013 movie from Disney tells the story of Kansas carnival magician Oscar Diggs and how he comes to Oz. He meets up with good and bad witches and other characters who think that he is there to fulfill a prophecy. Yes, this is a prequel to The Wizard of Oz.
- DVD (Region 1, NTSC Format)
- DVD (Region 1, NTSC Format), French bilingual edition with Oz le Magnifique
- DVD (Region 2, PAL Format)
- DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack (Region 1, NTSC Format)
- DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack (Region 1, NTSC Format), French bilingual edition with Oz le Magnifique
- 3-D Blu-Ray
- 3-D Blu-Ray, French bilingual edition with Oz le Magnifique
- Blu-Ray/3-D Blu-Ray combo pack
- Amazon Instant Video
Oz the Great and Powerful tie-ins. Disney issued many tie-in items to go with the March 2013 release of the movie.
Oz the Great and Powerful soundtrack album. Danny Elfman's music from the 2013 Disney movie.
- One CD
Also available from Intrada
The Oz Witch Project. This short satirical film combines The Wizard of Oz with The Blair Witch Project! Think about it: four friends go off in search of a witch in each movie. They're practically the same story! (Not to be confused with The Wicked Witch Project.)
- The VHS is available directly from the producers.
Ozma of Oz: A Tale of Time by Susan Zeder. An adaptation of Baum's story into play form.
The Patchwork Girl of Oz by Adrian Mitchell and Andy Roberts. Script for a musical adaptation of the classic L. Frank Baum Oz book.
The Patchwork Girl of Oz by William S. Kilborne, Jr. and Albert T. Viola. Script for a dramatic adaptation of the classic L. Frank Baum Oz book.
Piano Tribute to Wicked: The Musical. Music from Wicked, done as piano instrumentals.
The Pearl and the Pumpkin cast album. This cast album for a dramatic version of the story features art by W. W. Denslow and lyrics from L. Frank Baum's Father Goose: His Book.
Return to Oz. This animated 1964 television special, produced by Rankin-Bass, should not be confused with the Disney movie of the same name. Dorothy finds her silver shoes and goes back to Oz, only to find that the Wicked Witch of the West has stolen Socrates the Scarecrow's brain, Rusty the Tin Man's heart, and Dandy Lion's courage. Can they get the Wizard to help them yet again?
Return to Oz. The 1985 Disney movie. Dorothy, back in Kansas, has recurring dreams about Oz, which worries Aunt Em and Uncle Henry. They take her to a doctor, but Dorothy escapes and makes her way back to a conquered Oz. Can she free the country from the grip of Princess Mombi, and her friends from the Nome King?
Return to Oz books. The 1985 Disney movie Return to Oz spawned a number of spin-off books, including the ones listed below.
- Return to Oz novelization by Joan D. Vinge. Paperback book retelling the complete story of the film.
Return to Oz soundtrack album. David Shire's score for the 1985 Disney movie.
Rolling Stone by Fred Stone. The autobiography of the first actor to play the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, on stage in 1902.
Santa Claus Is Missing by Sylvia Ashby. Play script, adapted from L. Frank Baum's short story "A Kidnapped Santa Claus."
The Scatterbrained Scarecrow of Oz by Alfred Bradley. Play script, which presents an original sequel to The Wizard of Oz.
Scraps! The Ragtime Girl of Oz by Virginia Glasgow Koste. An adaptation of Baum's The Patchwork Girl of Oz for performance on the stage.
Show Business: The Road to Broadway. When the filmmakers set out to create a record of an entire season on Broadway, little did they know it would be one of the biggest and most storied in years. Among the shows profiled are Taboo, Avenue Q, Caroline, or Change — and Wicked!
Sing the Songs of Wicked. A new karaoke album, based on the hit musical.
Songs in the Key of Oz by Joe Cascone and David Haines. In a live concert presentation, Cascone and Haines present a number of songs from a century of Oz dramatizations.
Sophie Evans and the Wizard of Oz by Ross Taylor. Sophie Evans was a contestant on the BBC talent search program Over the Rainbow, which set out to find a new Dorothy for Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage production of The Wizard of Oz. This is a rewriting of the book Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz to celebrate her journey.
Tales of the Wizard of Oz: The Cake Bake. This tape collects several episodes of the early 1960s series of short cartoons, made for television.
Time Again in Oz by Susan Zeder and Richard Gray. A musical adaptation of Zeder's earlier play, Ozma of Oz: A Tale of Time. Dorothy and Uncle Henry, on an ocean voyage, are shipwrecked on the shores of Oz, where they must help Queen Ozma stop time from destroying Oz and save the royal family from the Nome King.
- Information about performances fees, ordering scripts, and other information for putting on the show.
Available directly from Plays for Young Audiences.
Tin Man. In this postmodern reimagining of The Wizard of Oz, Kansas waitress D. G. finds herself in the Outer Zone and, with the help of three unusual friends, finds out that she's a princess — and the sister of Azkadelia, the Wicked Witch!
Tom and Jerry & The Wizard of Oz. In this new animated feature, somehow the famous cat and mouse duo end up taking part in the story of The Wizard of Oz with Dorothy!
The Triplets: The Wizard of Oz. New animated version of the story. (This looks like it may be an episode of a British cartoon series.)
Unnaturally Green: One Girl's Journey Along a Yellow Brick Road Less Traveled by Felicia Ricci. Ricci tells the story of how she went from peddling software to being the understudy Elphaba on the national tour of Wicked.
Veggie Tales: The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's. The famous talking vegetables use The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to also tell the story of the Prodigal Son.
Волшебнык Изумрудного Города (Volshebnik Izumrudnovo Goroda or, in English, The Wizard of the Emerald City). Animated movie adaptation of the Russian retelling of The Wizard of Oz.
- Also available from Russian DVD.com
Волшебнык Изумрудного Города (Volshebnik Izumrudnovo Goroda or, in English, The Wizard of the Emerald City). Live action movie adaptation of the Russian retelling of The Wizard of Oz.
- DVD, in Russian
Available from ozon.ru
W Krainie Czarnoksieznika Oza: Wielki Oz. A Polish animated adaptation of The Wizard of Oz.
Walt Disney Treasures — Walt Disney Presents. This DVD set presents many treasures from the Walt Disney vaults, from the early years of his television show. Included in this set is the fourth anniversary episode of the Disneyland television show, in which the Mousketeers convince Walt to make a movie of the Oz books with songs from the then-planned The Rainbow Road to Oz, a movie that was eventually scrapped. Also features Ray Bolger behind the scenes at the filming of Babes in Toyland.
Who's Afraid of the Song of the South? And Other Forbidden Disney Stories by Jim Korkis. This volume of Disney lore focuses mainly on the problems with The Song of the South, but it also touches on other controversies and issues within the Disney company, including Walt's attempts to make a Wizard of Oz movie or attraction at Disneyland.
Wicked cast recording. The songs from the award-winning show about the life of the Wicked Witch of the West, performed by the original Broadway cast.
- Two CD 5th Anniversary Special Edition set, with new interpretations and unused songs from the play's development.
Wicked karaoke album. The songs of Wicked, with vocals on one disk and music only on the second so you can sing your own version.
Wicked music. The songs of the show about the life of the Wicked Witch of the West, arranged to be sung or played on your favorite instrument.
Wicked tie-in edition. This is the original novel by Gregory Maguire, which the Broadway show was based on. This edition includes pictures of the original Broadway cast in action.
Wicked: A Musical Biography by Paul Laird. This book is a thorough, behind-the-scenes examination of the creation and development of Wicked as a musical play. It includes an examination of draft scripts, interviews with major figures, and the study of primary musical sources such as sketches, drafts, and, for the first time in print, the complete musical score.
- Hardcover edition.
- Kindle edition.
- Also available, in both print and electronic versions, through the publisher's website
Wicked: The Grimmerie — A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Hit Broadway Musical by David Cote. The libretto, the lyrics, and all sorts of other information about the current hit show.
Wicked: The Musical: A Pop-Up Compendium of Splendiferous Delight and Thrillifying Intrigue. Yes, pretty much as the title says, it's a pop-up Wicked book.
Wicked in Rock by Kerry Ellis. She played Elphaba for a stint on Broadway (and also in one of the touring companies), so of course she's released an album of rock-flavored reinterpretations of songs from Wicked.
- Kerry's versions of "Defying Gravity" and "I'm Not That Girl" are also available on her album Anthems (one CD).
The Wicked Truth. A critical examination of the issues raised in Wicked, as well as interpretations and other writings.
The Wicked Witch Project. This short satirical film combines The Wizard of Oz with The Blair Witch Project! Think about it: four friends go off in search of a witch in each movie. They're practically the same story! (Not to be confused with The Oz Witch Project.)
- The Special Edition DVD is available directly from the producers.
The Wicked Witch of Oz by Craig Sodaro. In the script for this farce, a group of high school students are rehearsing for their school's production of The Wizard of Oz when they accidentally release the Wicked Witch of the West and a winged monkey from an old book! The Witch has to figure out how to get back to Oz while dealing with teenage angst, prima donnas, and overbearing stage mothers!
Available directly from Big Dog Plays. (The page also has information about production support, royalties, and the like for anyone interested in putting the show on.)
The Witches of Oz. In this television miniseries, Dorothy is all grown up and writing children's books in New York City. But her childhood encounter in Oz has come back, as the Wicked Witch of the West has come to our world to exact her revenge.
The Wiz by Charlie Smalls. The script of the Tony Award-winning musical, an urban adaptation of The Wizard of Oz.
- Also available from the Samuel French Company.
The Wiz: Vocal Selections by Charlie Smalls. Sheet music, with lyrics, of the Tony Award-winning music from the play.
The Wiz Original Cast Recording Album. Songs and music from the Tony Award-winning play, performed by the original Broadway cast.
The Wiz Karaoke Album. Music from the Tony Award-winning play, so that you can sing along.
The Wiz 1993 Souvenir Program. Souvenir program for the play's 1993 Broadway revival, with background information, cast biographies (including original cast members Stephanie Mills as Dorothy and Andre DeShields as the Wiz), and many color photographs.
The Wiz. An urban adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, with New York City filling in for Kansas — and standing in for Oz, as well. Starring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsy Russell, Ted Ross, Lena Horne, Mabel King, and Richard Pryor. Based on the Tony Award-winning musical play.
The Wiz Soundtrack Album. Songs and music from the movie.
The Wiz: Vocal Selections from the 1978 Movie. Sheet music, with lyrics, of the movie.
The Wiz Scrapbook by Richard J. Anobile. A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the 1978 movie The Wiz, an urban adaptation of The Wizard of Oz.
The Wizard of Oz 1903 play. The original dramatization of the story, and the first Oz spin-off project (even predating The Marvelous Land of Oz).
The Wizard of Oz. The famous story, adapted for the stage in various versions. (NOTE: These are not stage adaptations of The Movie, but straight non-musical dramatic versions.)
- Play script by Stephen Hotchner.
Also available from Pioneer Drama Service
- Play script by Elizabeth Fuller Chapman.
Also available from the Samuel French Company.
The Wizard of Oz by Ricciardi/Ames/Clement/Nugent. This 1980 musical adaptation of the story has now been released for production.
The Wizard of Oz. The BBC's radio adaptation of the famous story. This is not just a reading of the story, but a full-blown production with actors taking the parts. Highly recommended.
The Wizard of Oz. Another audiobook version of the famous story.
- Two audiocassette set, produced by Monterey Media.
Order directly from Monterey Media.
The Wizard of Oz. Yet another audio version of the first Oz book.
The Wizard of Oz by the Bobsey Twins. Audio version of the first Oz book.
The Wizard of Oz shape CD. Another audio version of the first Oz book, this one in the shape of the Oz characters.
The Wizard of Oz by the Mr. Pickwick Players. A vintage telling of the story on record has now been reissued in a twenty-first century format.
The Wizard of Oz. There's a young woman named Dorothy and a cyclone, but that's about where the similarities end between the classic story and this silent film version from 1925. Features Larry Semon as the Scarecrow, Dorothy Dwan as Dorothy, and Oliver Hardy as the Tin Woodman, a couple of years before he started teaming up with Stan Laurel. (NOTE: This film contains portrayals of some ethnic groups that many people consider offensive today.)
- This movie is also available as an extra on most multi-disc releases of The Movie.
The Wizard of Oz. This 1982 animated version, first produced in Japan, features Aileen Quinn as Dorothy and Lorne Greene as the Wizard in this English language version.
The Wizard of Oz. An animated version of the story.
The Wizard of Oz. An animated version of the story.
The Wizard of Oz (in Chinese). A Chinese anime version of the story.
- VCD, in Mandarin and Cantonese.
You can order this production directly from YesAsia.com
The Wizard of Oz series by Cinar. Animated retelling of four of the famous Oz stories on home video. Narrated by Margot Kidder.
- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Dorothy and her friends are off to see if the Wizard can help them.
- The Marvelous Land of Oz. Dorothy helps her new friend Tip to escape from the Wicked Witch, Mombi.
- Ozma of Oz. Dorothy and Ozma set out to free the royal family of Ev from the Nome King.
- The Emerald City of Oz. The Nome King is out for revenge, and intends to conquer Oz!
- The Wizard of Oz Animation Collection. Boxed set of all four productions.
The Wizard of Oz as American Myth: A Critical Study of Six Versions of the Story, 1900-2007 by Alissa Burger. A critical examination of the novel, The Movie, the film version of The Wiz, the novel and play of Wicked, and the Tin Man miniseries.
The Wizard of Oz Collection. Collection of four silent Oz movies: The Patchwork Girl of Oz, The Magic Cloak of Oz, His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz, all from 1914, and The Wizard of Oz (1925).
The Wizard of Oz Show. The Wizard of Oz Funland in Australia puts on an Oz-themed show for its guests, which is now available on DVD.
- One DVD (Region 4, PAL format).
Available directly from the producers, along with a cast album CD. They also put on an Oz-themed Christmas show, for which they've released a DVD and cast album CD.
The Wizard of Oz: Rescue of the Emerald City. Three episodes of the 1990-91 Wizard of Oz animated series.
The Wizard of Oz: The Continuing Story. Four episodes of the 1990-91 Wizard of Oz cartoon, based on The Movie.
The Wizard of Oz: We're Off to Save the Wizard. Four more episodes of the 1990-91 Wizard of Oz cartoon, based on The Movie.
The Wizard of Oz: Vintage Recordings from 1902-1918. Many of the earliest recordings of Oz music, from the 1902 stage version of The Wizard of Oz, are now available on compact disc. These recordings come from early Edison cylinders, 78 rpm records, piano rolls, and even music boxes. As well as songs from The Wizard of Oz, there are also songs from The Woggle-Bug and The Tik-Tok Man of Oz, as well as non-Oz recordings by some of the stars of The Wizard of Oz.
The Wizard of Oz in the Wild West by Willard Simms. In this play, the Wicked Witch zaps Dorothy and her friends back to the Old West, where they end up in a shootour against Wild bill Hickock, Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and Billy the Kid!
The Wonderful Galaxy of Oz. On the colony planet of New Kansas, Dorothy, Toto, and her robot Chopper are caught in a wormhole and sucked through a black hole to the distant galaxy of Oz. There, she meets Plantman and Lionman, and they all set off to rid Oz of the evil sorceress Gloom Hilda. This Japanese animated science fiction retelling of The Wizard of Oz starts off familiar, but makes a few twists along the way.
The Wonderful Land of Oz/Jack and the Beanstalk. Two low-budget kiddie matinees from the 1960s, now available for home viewing. The first half is a dramatization of the second Oz book.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Tim Kelly. A stage adaptation of the story.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. An all-star centennial adaptation of the story on four CDs. Originally played on American public radio in 2000.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz cast album. The songs of a new dramatization of the famous L. Frank Baum story, as heard in a recent Toronto production. Songs by James Patrick Doyle.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz audio drama. A new adaptation for audio, by the California Artists Radio Theatre.
- Two CD set
This can be ordered directly from CART
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz radio drama. This 2009 BBC radio adaption was part of their Saturday Play series.
The Wonderful World of Oz. Original radio-style dramatizations of the first five Oz books.
The titles are also available individually on CD and as audio downloads.
The Wonderful World of Oz. This documentary celebrates the history of the Oz phenomenon, and its fans.
Also available from the producers.
The World of Oz. The four feature-length silent Oz movies — three from 1914, one from 1925 — collected together in a two-DVD set.
- DVD (Region 1 encoding), with The Patchwork Girl of Oz, The Magic Cloak of Oz, His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz, and the 1925 version of The Wizard of Oz.
Yellow Brick Road. This award-winning documentary shows the struggles and triumphs of a group of actors with various disabilities and handicaps as they put on a production of The Wizard of Oz.
Yellow Brick Road. In 1940, the entire population of Friar, New Hampshire, starts hiking up a mysterious trail and disappears. There is one survivor, several bodies, and many of the citizens unaccounted for. Seventy years later, a local teacher and writer forms a team to find out what happened. And it turns out that the local movie theater was playing The Wizard of Oz at the time of the original disappearances. Horror movie.
The Yellow Brick Road and Beyond. This made-for-video documentary examines the entire history of The Wizard of Oz, from its beginnings as a book to Wicked on Braodway.
The Yellow Brick Road and Beyond. Celebrities talk about their encounters with The Wizard of Oz.
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