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02/13/2017

“The Wiz” Follows the Yellow Brick Road to Winthrop Feb. 15-19

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 Show times are 8 p.m. Feb. 15-18 and 2 p.m. Feb. 18-19.

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ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – It’s time to “ease on down the road” when “The Wiz” comes to Winthrop University this week.

This faculty-directed musical theatre production from the Department of Theatre and Dance and the Department of Music runs Wednesday, Feb. 15 through Saturday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday, Feb. 18 and Sunday, Feb. 19 in Johnson Theatre. Tickets are $10 with a Winthrop ID and $15 for the general public.

With an infectious, funky-soul score, “The Wiz” brings renewed relevance to a timeless classic. This beloved Broadway gem infuses L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” with a dazzling mix of rock, gospel and soul music. 

Winner of seven Tony Awards, this version of Dorothy’s adventures through the Land of Oz is a fun, family-friendly modern musical set in the context of African-American culture.

Student performers include Fantajza Johnson (Fort Mill, South Carolina) as Dorothy; Cameron Drayton (Andrews, South Carolina) as the Tin Man; Jordan McKoy (Charlotte, North Carolina) as the Lion; and Deonte Streeter (Lexington, South Carolina) as the Scarecrow.

For more information, contact Whitney Hough, director of communications and community engagement for the College of Visual and Performing Arts, at 803/323-2399 or houghw@winthrop.edu.

Or visit the website at www.winthrop.edu/arts.


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