Other Oz events can also be found on the Wizard of Oz Calendar of Events page on Facebook.
Please note that, since I live in the United States and most Oz events take place in the United States, I will identify most event locations by city and state only. Any events taking place in other countries will include the name of the country as well.
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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/.
- 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 July 2, 2023: The Hobby Center, Houston, Texas
- July 5-30, 2023: Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia
- August 2-20, 2023: Peace Center, Greenville, South Carolina
- August 23-September 17, 2023: Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, North Carolina
- September 20-October 8, 2023: The Kentucky Center, Louisville, Kentucky
- October 11-29, 2023: Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Nashville, Tennessee
- November 1-26, 2023: Kimmel Cultural Campus, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- November 29-December 17, 2023: Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, Louisiana
- December 20, 2023-January 7, 2024: The Majestic Theatre, San Antonio, Texas
- January 10-21, 2024:Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville, Tennessee
- January 24-February 18, 2024: Opera House, Detroit, Michigan
- February 21-March 10, 2024: Civic Center Music Hall, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- March 13-31, 2024: Bass Concert Hall, Austin, Texas
- April 3-21, 2023: Orpheum Theatre, Memphis, Tennessee
- April 24-May 12, 2023: The Bushnell, Hartford, Connecticut
- May 15-June 2, 2024: DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids, Michigan
- July 24-August 25, 2024: Buelle Theatre, Denver, Colorado
- Wicked: A História Não Contada das Bruxas de Oz is now playing in São Paolo, Brazil. For information and to book tickets, see https://teatrosantander.com.br/programacao/wicked.html (site is in Portuguese).
- A new Australian production opens in Sydney on August 25, 2023. For more information and to book tickets, go to https://wickedthemusical.com.au/.
- A new Japanese production is expected to debut in October 2023, produced by the Shiki Theatre Company. Keep an eye out for more information at https://www.shiki.jp/ (site is in Japanese, but click on "Language" for other options, including English).
- The latest UK/Ireland tour is also gearing up, with details at https://www.wickedthemusical.co.uk/tour/. Current stops scheduled:
- December 7, 2023-January 14, 2024: Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland
- January 23-February 25, 2024: Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol, England
- March 5-April 7, 2024: Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham, England
- April 16-May 19, 2024: Bradford Alhambra, Bradford, England
- May 23-June 16, 2024: Southampton Mayflower, Southampton, England
- June 20-July 14, 2024: Liverpool Empire, Liverpool, England
- July 23-September 15, 2024: Dublin Bold Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
- September 24-October 20, 2024: Sunderland Empire, Sunderland, England
- October 24-November 23, 2024: Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, Wales
- December 3, 2024-January 12, 2025: Manchester Palace Theatre, Manchester, England
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.com 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, and the show is also streaming on Peacock.
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, Internet Streaming and Cablecast
Now playing: Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz cartoon series, Internet Streaming, Boomerang. Boomerang brings you the latest Oz cartoon series, based (very loosely) on the famous 1939 film version. Dorothy is now a princess of Oz and living in the Emerald City with Queen Ozma. But she's still having adventures! The first episode is free on the Boomerang website, but getting the rest means subscribing to Boomerang's streaming service. For more information, see the show's website at https://watch.boomerang.com/shows/dorothy-franchise/series/dorothy-series/volume-1. Or, if you have the Boomerang or Cartoon Network cable channels, episodes are now being shown there as well. Other territories around the world, outside the United States, also have the show, so check your local version of the Cartoon Network or Boomerang channels or websites.
Lost in Oz series, Internet streaming
Now playing: Lost in Oz, Amazon Video streaming. This animated series from Amazon tells the story of Dorothy, a modern-day girl, and her dog Toto, who are whisked to Oz when Dorothy opens one of her mother's old journals. To get home, she must find the elements of magic and help restore magic to Oz. Fortunately she has made friends with Ojo the Munchkin and West, a trainee witch, to help her out. To get started, see Amazon's Lost in Oz website at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Z89MYTI! And in November of 2022, this short was dropped with news of what's to come.
Chronicles of Oz podcast, the Internet
Now streaming: The Chronicles of Oz podcast, seasons 1, 2, and 3. This audio adaptation of the first three Oz books, each in six episodes, presents The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Marvellous Land of Oz, and Ozma of Oz. Produced by Crossover Adventure Productions out of Australia. All episodes, along with trailers and other materials, can be downloaded at http://chroniclesofoz.com/. And now available…
The Royal Podcast of Oz, the Internet
Now streaming: The Royal Podcast of Oz, podbean.com and other podcasting sites. Now running for over a decade, this podcast is devoted to all things Oz, with interviews, reviews, news, and other items of interest to Oz fans of all types. You can listen to or download all editions at https://anchor.fm/the-royal-podcast-of-oz/, or look for it on your favorite podcast site.
Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me, National Public Radio
Now streaming: Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me edition of May 11, 2019, npr.org. The popular current events quiz show recorded this episode in St. Louis, and got one of the city's most celebrated residents to play "Not My Job". Former Cardinals shortstop and Hall of Fame inductee Ozzie Smith was nicknamed "The Wizard of Oz" in his playing days, so naturally, he gets to answer questions about The Wizard of Oz! You can listen to the entire episode here, or just Smith's segment here.
Hit the Bricks! podcast, the Internet
Now playing: Hit the Bricks! podcast, the Internet. One hundred years after the events of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the Gale farm is abandoned, and a new generation is off to have adventures in Oz. The first act has now dropped, with further episodes to come. For more information, see the show's website at https://hitthebricks.com/, and its Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/HitTheBricksPod/.
The Smallwood Sessions podcast, "The Podcast of Oz", the Internet
Now playing: "The Podcast of Oz" episode of The Smallwood Sessions podcast. To celebrate what would have been the 2020 edition of Chittenango's Oz-Stravaganza, this podcast about upstate New York celebrates Oz and creator L. Frank Baum's connections to the area. To listen, go to https://anchor.fm/josh-taylor87/episodes/Episode-22-The-Podcast-of-Oz-ef05f4.
Down the Yellow Brick Pod podcast, the Internet
Now playing: Down the Yellow Brick Pod podcast. This podcast takes a deep dive into the Oz books, one chapter at a time, and looks at all that they encompass. Available on many podcast sources, including Google Podcasts, and through this link.
The Wonderful Recap of Oz podcast, the Internet
Now playing: The Wonderful Recap of Oz podcast. This podcast recaps the Oz books, one per episode. Available Available on many podcast sources, including Google Podcasts, and through this link.
No Place Like Home podcast, the Internet
Now playing: No Place Like Home podcast. This podcast looks at the Ruby Slippers, how they were stolen in 2005 and found again in 2018, and all the background behind them, the production of The Movie, the life of Judy Garland, and more. Available on most podcasting sites. For more information, the show's website is at https://shows.cadence13.com/podcast/noplacelikehome.
The Lost Princess of Oz podcast, the Internet
Now playing: The Lost Princess of Oz podcast. A new, original Oz story for kids (of all ages), told in six parts, with songs, and presented by the Delaware Children's Theatre. Although based on Baum's writings, this is not the same story as his novel The Lost Princess of Oz. For more information, or to subscribe, see the show's website at https://www.thelostprincessofozpodcast.com/.
The Wizard of Oz: A Homegrown American Fairy Tale radio broadcast, BBC World Service
Now playing: The Wizard of Oz: A Homegrown American Fairy Tale radio documentary, BBC World Service and online streaming. This program looks at the origins and mythology of The Wizard of Oz and how it came about. It is currently available to listen or download online, anywhere in the world. Check the program's website at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3ct1rl9 to listen to it online, or to download it.
To Oz? To Oz! online convention, the Internet
To Oz? To Oz! online convention. With so many Oz events having to be cancelled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a bunch of them got together to present some of their events to a worldwide, online audience for free. The live portions of the convention have now ended, but if you go to https://ozis.us/, you can see many prerecorded talks and events.
The OzConnection, YouTube
The OzConnection, YouTube. OzCon International, the world's longest running Wizard of Oz convention, now has a YouTube channel at "The OzConnection", which features highlights of earlier cons and new material. The link is at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQU5pEFZZ6n_vXvRalgclSg.
The OzConnection has recently started two shows specifically for their channel. The first is a talk show called "OZ:Connect", which you can find in a playlist at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-NAe0FKDXk&list=PLVNfENfXbx111GmnLLJFklUVGxPl1zUC-. The other new show is "Crypto-Oz-ology", short stories about all kinds of unusual happenings in Oz, which is in a playlist at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCoSH97u4ts&list=PLVNfENfXbx11g0DhXikoqyP0dslwHeC1h.
Oz Talk, YouTube
Oz Talk panel talk show, YouTube. Join five Oz friends as they discuss any and all Oz subjects under the sun. New episodes will drop every two weeks on the Official Oz Club's YouTube Channel. You can find the playlist for Oz Talk at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNINbbefPS4&list=PL3OVMLWgINCRfgeWZR8GPJOp11rR73Ssc.
Fifty Years of Oziana Readings, Youtube
Fifty Years of Oziana short story readings, YouTube. To celebrate fifty years of Oziana, the International Wizard of Oz Club's annual literary magazine, Club members read stories from the last five decades. Many authors have even revisited their own stories. You can see the playlist of all stories right here.
American Experience: American Oz documentary, pbs.org
American Experience: American Oz documentary, pbs.org. The recent PBS documentary, American Oz, about the life of L. Frank Baum and the creation of Oz (part of the American Experience series) is now available for viewing online, and streaming on the PBS app. To watch, go to https://www.pbs.org/video/american-oz-cvqd3p/. If you're not sure yet, here's the trailer:
Wicked in Concert, pbs.org
Wicked in Concert, pbs.org This special highlights the music of the Broadway musical Wicked. Hosts Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth introduce performances by artists including Amber Riley, Rita Moreno, Gabrielle Ruiz, Ariana DeBose, Cynthia Erivo, Isaac Powell, Alex Newell, Jennifer Nettles, and the American Pops Orchestra. To watch online, see https://www.pbs.org/show/wicked-concert/, or the PBS app.
Rainbow movie, Netflix
Now playing: Rainbow, on Netflix worldwide. The first streaming service premieres this new movie, from director Paco León, that uses themes and imagery from The Wizard of Oz to explore the coming of age of Dora, a young Spanish woman who finds that everything she thought she knew about her life may be wrong. Available in an English dub, or with English subtitles.
Re:Imagining Musicals exhibit, London, England, United Kingdom
Now through June 4, 2023: Re:Imagining Musicals exhibit, Victoria and Albert Museum, Kensington, London, England, United Kingdom. This exhibit at the V&A looks at modern day musicals, right up to shows currently playing in the West End. Among the items is a dress worn by Kerry Ellis when she played Elphaba in Wicked. For more information, see the exhibit's page on the museum's website at https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/reimagining-musicals.
The Wizard of Oz play, San Fransisco, California
Now through June 25, 2023: The Wizard of Oz play, Toni Rembe Theater, San Francisco, California. American Contemporary Theater presents their version of the Royal Shakespeare Company's satge adaptation of The Wizard of Oz. For more information, or to purchase tickets, see the show's website at https://www.act-sf.org/whats-on/202223-season/wizard-of-oz/.
Oz-Stravaganza, Chittenango, New York
June 2-4, 2023: Oz-Stravaganza, Chittenango, New York. This village in upstate New York honors its native son, 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/.
My Buddy cabaret, North Hollywood, California
June 2-23, 2023: My Buddy cabaret, Monroe Forum, El Portal Theatre, North Hollywood, California. Kiki Ebsen sings, plays the piano, and tells stories about her father, legendary actor Buddy Ebsen—including how he nearly played first the Scarecrow, and the the Tin Woodman in The Wizard of Oz. Ebsen plays every Friday in June. For more information, or to purchase tickets, see the show's website at https://elportaltheatre.com/mybuddy.html. You can read more about Kiki Ebsen and her show at this link.
Oz world premiere musical, St. Petersburg, Florida
June 3-July 9, 2023: Oz world premiere musical, freeFall Theatre, St. Petersburg, Florida. Originally planned to premiere in 2020, this original musical about the life of L. Frank Baum and the creation of The Wizard of Oz is coming to the stage at last. For more information, including showtimes and purchasing tickets, see the show's website at https://ci.ovationtix.com/34941/production/1131510.
Return to Oz screening, St. Petersburg, Florida
June 7, 2023: Return to Oz screening, freeFall Theatre, St. Petersburg, Florida. A rare big-screen showing of the 1985 Disney fantasy movie Return to Oz comes to the Gulf Coast of Florida. The show starts at 7:00 pm, and host Matthew McGee will have a pre-show discussion with a special guest. For more details or to purchase tickets, see the event's website at https://ci.ovationtix.com/34941/production/1078595?performanceId=11120826.
Judy Garland Festival, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
June 8-11, 2023: Judy Garland Festival, Judy Garland Museum and environs, Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Judy Garland's home town celebrates her in this annual festival, with events all over town spread out over several days. For more information, keep an eye on the event's website at https://www.judygarlandmuseum.com/.
The Wizard of Oz stage show, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
June 24-July 15, 2023: The Wizard of Oz stage show, Fulton Theatre, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The stage version of the famous movie version becomes a Saturday matinée summer event in southeastern Pennsylvania. For more information, including buying tickets, see the show's website at https://thefulton.org/shows/the-wizard-of-oz/.
OzCon International, Pomona, California
July 28-30, 2023: 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 for its first live, weekend-long edition in four years. The theme will be animation and Oz. For updates and further details, check out http://www.ozconinternational.com/. Registration is now open at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5659038. 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.
Vandergrift ArtFest, Vandergrift, Pennsylvania
July 30, 2023: Vandergrift ArtFest, Vandergrift, Pennsylvania. This small town near Pittsburgh hosts an annual arts festival which takes up much of downtown. This year's theme is "Beyond the Yellow Brick Road", and much of the art and events will be Oz themed. For more information, or to sign up as an artist, see the festival's website at https://www.vandergriftartfest.com/.
Oz Festival Illinois, Mapleton, Illinois
August 12, 2023: Oz Fest Illinois, Butler Haynes Park, Mapleton, Illinois. This annual Oz festival is back for its 2023 edition. For more information, see the event's website at https://www.hollispark.org/oz-fest, or the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OzFestIllinois/.
Autumn at Oz Party, Banner Elk, North Carolina
September 8-24, 2023: 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. This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of Autumn at Oz! For more information, check out https://www.landofoznc.com/autumnatoz.
Michigan Wizard of Oz Festival, Ionia, Michigan
September (exact dates to be announced), 2023: Michigan 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/.
Wizard of Oz Weekend, Lowell, Indiana
September 16-17, 2023: Wizard of Oz Weekend, Harvest Tyme Family Farm, Lowell, Indiana. This annual Oz festival returns to northwestern Indiana. For more details, see the event's website at https://www.harvesttymefun.com/wizard-of-oz.
The Wiz play, national tour
The Wiz play, national tour. This is a new staging of the Tony-winning musical adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, gearing up for a Broadway engagement. The following tour dates have been announced:
- September 26-October 1, 2023: Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland
- October 3-22, 2023: Playhouse Square, Cleveland, Ohio
- October 24-29, 2023: National Theatre, Washington, DC
- October 31-November 5, 2023: Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- November 7-12, 2023: Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
- November 14-19, 2023: Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia
- November 21-26, 2023: The Peace Center, Greenville, South Carolina
- November 28-December 10, 2023: Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago, Illinois
- December 12-17, 2023: Des Moines Performing Arts Center, Des Moines, Iowa
- January 2-7, 2024: ASU Gammage, Tempe, Arizona
- January 9-14, 2024: Civic Theatre, San Diego, California
- January 16-February 11, 2024: Golden Gate Theatre, San Francisco, California
- February 13-March 3, 2024: Hollywood Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, California
For more information, see the show's website at https://wizmusical.com/.
Oztoberfest, Wamego, Kansas
October (exact date to be announced), 2023: 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), 2023: 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).
Wizard of Oz Festival Ohio, Aurora, Ohio
October 27-28, 2023: Wizard of Oz Festival Ohio, Aurora, Ohio. For more information, see the website at https://wizardofozohio.com/, and the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/wizardofozfestivalohio/.
Wizard of Oz Days, Macon, Missouri
October (exact date to be announced), 2023: Wizard of Oz Days, Hannibal, Missouri. For complete details, see the event's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WizardofOzDays.
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 checking back for updates.
The Wiz holiday cablecasts, BET
The Wiz holiday cablecasts, BET. The cable channel BET has holiday time airings of the 1978 film adaptation of The Wiz, starring Diana Ross as Dorothy, Michael Jackson as the Scarecrow, Lena Horne as Glinda, and Richard Pryor as the Wiz. Keep checking back for updates.
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 (extremely 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. It gets many showings at Christmas, and occasionally at other times through the year. 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.
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.
Wicked Marathon/Half Marathon/5K race, Wamego, Kansas
March (exact date to be announced, we hope), 2024: 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 (exact date to be announced), 2024: 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), 2024: 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.
The Oz Run, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
May (exact date to be announced), 2024: 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 https://www.raceentry.com/oz-run/race-information. 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.
CharlOz Interdisciplinary Festival, Charlotte, North Carolina
September 27-29, 2024: CharlOz Interdisciplinary Festival, Charlotte, North Carolina. Central North Carolina is hosting a major interdisciplinary academic conference on all things Oz. Most events will be on the University of North Carolina Charlotte campus, but some events will be in the downtown core as well. For more information, see the event's website at https://charloz.charlotte.edu/.
Wicked part 1 movie, cinemas worldwide
November 27, 2024: Wicked movie, Part 1, cinemas worldwide. The musical adaptation of Gregory Maguire's novel about the witches of Oz is proving to be too much story for just one movie, so it's been split into two! The first half is coming out for the 2024 holiday season. Keep an eye out for further announcements, including further casting (aside from Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba, Ariana Grande as Galinda, Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero, and Ethan Slater as Boq) and an exact date.
Wicked part 2 movie, cinemas worldwide
December (exact date to be announced), 2025: Wicked movie, Part 2, cinemas worldwide. The musical adaptation of Gregory Maguire's novel about the witches of Oz is proving to be too much story for just one movie, so it's been split into two! The second half is coming out for the 2025 holiday season. Keep an eye out for further announcements, including an exact date.
To Be Announced
Midwest Oz Fest, Location To Be Announced
Midwest Oz Fest, Location To Be Announced. The southwest suburbs of Chicago last hosted an Oz festival in 2019. There have yet to be any announcements of future events, but keep an eye on the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MidwestWizardOfOzFestival/.