The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

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Synopsis:

This wonderful version of The Wizard of Oz, sees Dorothy and her little dog Toto joined in The Land of Oz, by her Aunt Em.

Unfortunately, Aunt Em’s house lands right on top of Zelda, the wicked witch of the East, crushing her flat. Her sister Olga, the wicked Witch of the West arrives and threatens Dorothy and Aunt Em with dire consequences, if they don’t hand over her deceased sister’s magic ruby slippers which are now on Dorothy’s feet.

Dorothy and her friends set off for the mysterious Emerald City, and are joined by Scarecrow, Tinman and Cowardly Lion.

This version includes the Jitterbug and the Cornfield Crows, who appear in the original book but not the classic MGM film.

Roles:

8 principals plus several small speaking roles, some cameos and a chorus.

Runtime:

All our scripts have a runtime of approximately 2hrs (not including any interval) but this is very dependent on your own production and can be edited by yourselves to suit your own needs.

Music:

Our pantomimes all come with a full, suggested songs, music cues and SFX list.

Style:

Traditional British pantomime, incorporating visual comedy, slapstick and audience participation.

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CHARACTERS

DOROTHY GALE
AUNT EM
SCARECROW
LION
TINMAN
SKEETER
GROTBAG
CORNELIUS

SUPPORTING ROLES – CHORUS

Glinda
The Wizard
Gatekeeper
Madam L’Oréal
Commander Urko
Crows
Apple Trees
Jitterbug
Dancers; Munchkins; Winkies; Winged Monkeys; Ghosts; etc.

 

SCENE ONE
MUNCHKINLAND

Lights up, revealing side of a house protruding from wing [USL] Legs wearing striped socks and Ruby Slippers poke out from underneath.

Enter Munchkins cautiously [SR]

MUNCHKIN 1: Look! A house has dropped on top of Morag the Witch!

MUNCHKIN 2: She won’t be bothering us again, then.

MUNCHKINS: Hooray! Music cue 2: Munchkins. After song ends…

MUNCHKIN 3: Let’s go and tell Glinda the good news!

Exit Munchkins [SR]

Enter Skeeter from house.

SKEETER: Howdy folks!

DOROTHY: [off] What’s it like outside, Skeeter?

SKEETER: It’s indescribable Dorothy! I think we might’ve died and gone to heaven.

Enter Aunt Em and Dorothy, who is now wearing ruby slippers.

AUNT EM: What are you talking about Skeeter? ‘Ere! Where’s my farm gone?

SKEETER: I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore Emily.

DOROTHY: Gosh Toto! We must be over the rainbow, just like I wished.

Music cue 3: Enter Glinda [SR] followed by Munchkins.

SKEETER: It’s an angel!

AUNT EM: We really are dead!

SKEETER: Look on the bright side, at least we’re not…[pointing down]…down there.

DOROTHY: You mean, Australia?

SKEETER: No, the other place.

AUNT EM: That’s probably even hotter than Australia.

GLINDA: You’re not dead, you’re in the wonderful land of Oz. [pointing her wand at Dorothy] Are you a good witch, or a bad witch?

DOROTHY: I’m not a witch at all I’m Dorothy Gale! This is my Aunt Em and this is Skeeter.

GLINDA: The Munchkins said a new witch had just dropped a house on Morag, the Wicked Witch of the East. [pointing] There she is and here you are.

Dorothy and Co turn and see Morag’s legs.

DOROTHY: Oh, my! It was an accident, honest!

SKEETER: We didn’t mean to drop a house on your friend.

AUNT EM: It was the wind wot did it.

GLINDA: Morag wasn’t my friend she was my sworn enemy. I’m Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, and you have made the Munchkins very happy.

SKEETER: Who are, Munchkins?

GLINDA: [indicating] These are Munchkins, and they would like to thank you for ridding them of Morag.

Three Munchkins step forward. Munchkin 3 has a bouquet of flowers.

MUNCHKIN 1: We thank you very sweetly, for doing it so neatly.

MUNCHKIN 2: You’ve killed her so completely.

MUNCHKIN 3: That we thank you very sweetly. [hands bouquet to Dorothy]

GLINDA: Let the joyous news be spread, the wicked old witch is dead.

MUNCHKINS: Music cue 4: Munchkins. ‘Ding-dong, the witch is dead.

Which old witch?

The wicked witch!

Ding-dong, the wicked witch is dead.

Wake up, you sleepy head.

Rub your eyes, get out of bed.

Wake up, the wicked witch is dead!’ After song ends…

Enter Mayor, Coroner and Barrister.

MAYOR: As Mayor of Munchkinland, I welcome you most regally, Morag will now be examined to verify that she is…

BARRISTER: Absolutely.

CORONER: Positively.

MAYOR: Physically.

BARRISTER: Undeniably.

CORONER: And reliably.

COR/MA/BAR: Dead!

Coroner examines Morag and then unrolls a scroll.

CORONER: [sings or speaks] In my capacity as coroner.

I have thoroughly examined her.

And she’s not only merely dead.

She’s really most sincerely dead.’

Three little Ballerinas wobble forward on points.

BALLERINAS: [sing] ‘We represent the Lullaby League, the Lullaby League, the Lullaby League. And in the name of the Lullaby League. We wish to welcome you to Munchkinland.’ [move back to their starting point]

Three little Toughs come forward, all holding lollipops.

TOUGHS: [sing] ‘We represent the Lollipop Guild, the Lollipop Guild, the Lollipop Guild. And in the name of the Lollipop Guild. We wish to welcome you to Munchkinland.’ [one presents a lollipop to Aunt Em]

AUNT EM: No thanks, I’m watching my figure.

SKEETER: Watching it expand that is! [laughs]

SFX: Stage flash.

Enter Grotbag [SL] Munchkins draw back murmuring. ‘The bad Witch! Grotbag snarls and clears all around her with her broomstick.

SKEETER: [to Glinda] I thought you said the bad witch was dead.

GLINDA: This is Morag’s sister Grotbag the Wicked Witch of the West, and she’s much worse than Morag.

GROTBAG: Where is my sister Morag? [to Aunt Em] Have you seen her?

AUNT EM: What does she look like?

GROTBAG: She’s tall and beautiful, with long red hair and she’s very…

SKEETER: Flat.

GROTBAG: My sister isn’t fat!

SKEETER: I said ‘flat,’ not fat.

GROTBAG: Flat! What are you talking about?