Green-rimmed sunglasses with green-tinged lenses

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Adapted by Jenny Wake from the book by L. Frank Baum  

When a tornado tosses Dorothy and her dog Toto into the magical land of Oz, Dorothy discovers that what she wants most in all the world is to find a way home. Along a yellow brick road she meets a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodman and a Cowardly Lion, each with a dream they hope the Wizard of Oz will turn into reality… if only they can make it to his Emerald City – past the wild, hungry Kalidahs and through a field of poisonous Poppies.

But the Wizard refuses to grant their wishes unless they destroy the Wicked Witch of the West, and the Witch sends some Winged Monkeys to enslave them. They must also fight a Spider with legs as big as tree trunks and outwit a tribe of grouchy Hammer-Heads. With help from friendly Munchkins, Quadlings, Winkie slaves, Mice, Citizens of the Emerald City and two Good Witches, plus a great deal of courage and resourcefulness, Dorothy and her friends find they have everything they need to make their own dreams come true.

L. Frank Baum’s classic children’s story, first published in 1900, was enshrined in popular culture with the success of the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland. Calico’s adaptation, written especially for young performers, is based on Baum’s original book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.


1 hour 20 minutes (approx)


Roles for 99 to 300 children

Age Range

Script and costumes best suited to ages 5-13


Janet Holborow


Debz Ruffell, Jenny Wake & Whenuapai School


Jenny Wake, Curtis Vowell, Hugh Major & Taupaki School

Calico’s standard resource package for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz includes the script, performing rights, costumes, scenery, props and pre-recorded music.

$2,500 (incl. GST)

A disembodied green head hovering of a green throne
Dorothy with the scarecrow, lion, tin man and Toto
Dorothy and her dog Toto admire the witch's silver shoes
The Gatekeeper looking out a window in the gate to the Emerald City
A child costumed as a monkey wearing a crown
A child costumed as a mouse wearing a crown
The Wicket Witch of the West
The scarecrow

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