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Monday, January 21, 2013

Somewhere Over the Rainbow … You’ll find 150,000 more tickets for The Wizard of Oz

(News Release)

TORONTO --  From the very first performance on December 20, 2012, THE WIZARD OF OZ has been a bona fide box office hit.  Audiences have packed the Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly the Canon) to enjoy this new telling of the classic story. More than 60,000 people have already seen the show in just 35 performances, bringing in over $6M at the box office.

And due to growing demand, the producers have extended the engagement through June 2, 2013 with 150,000 new tickets going on sale on Monday, January 28.  American Express card members have priority access as of Monday, January 21, through their Front of the Line program.

Starring Danielle Wade as Dorothy, who was chosen by the Canadian public through CBC TV's ‘Over The Rainbow’, and an all-Canadian cast, THE WIZARD OF OZ is playing to diverse audiences of every age.

Also starring in feature roles are Cedric Smith as the Wizard, Lisa Horner as the Wicked Witch of the West, Mike Jackson as the Tin Man, Lee MacDougall as the Lion, Jamie McKnight as the Scarecrow and Robin Evan Willis as Glinda.

The ensemble includes: Larry Mannell as Uncle Henry, Charlotte Moore as Auntie Em, Jordan Bell, Eric Coles, Sam DiGiuseppe, Chelsey Duplak, John Edwards, Kelly Grainger, Sarah Higgins, Julianne Hobby, Jason Huska, Zak Kearns, Ayrin Mackie, Anthony MacPherson, Stewart Adam McKensy, Julia McLellan, Kristen Pottle, Alana Randall, Adam Sergison, Sarah Slywchuk, Andrew Taylor, Jesse Weafer, Cleopatra Williams, Ryan Wilson and Alyson Workman.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of THE WIZARD OF OZ is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage by the award-winning creative team that recently delighted Toronto audiences of all ages with the revival of The Sound of Music.

Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this new production contains all the beloved songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all the favourite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
The North American premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ is produced by Bill Kenwright, The Really Useful Group, David Mirvish, Troika Entertainment & Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures in Canada.

Costumes are made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

On sale through June 2, 2013
Performance Schedule:
Tuesday - Saturday at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 PM

The Ed Mirvish Theatre, (formerly the Canon), 244 Victoria Street

Ticket Prices $35 to $130

Ticketking: 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-333
Online Sales: www.mirvish.com

Discounts for Groups of 20 or more:  416-593-4142

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Username:  media
Password:  images
Once into the image bank, select The Wizard of Oz

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