The undying story of The Wizard of Oz, written by Lyman Frank Baum more than 100 years ago, is a quintessential American fairytale, and has been made into a Hollywood production that is often counted among the ten best movies of all time.

Relying on the musical arrangement of the movie, the play follows little Dorothy, who lives on a farm in Kansas with her aunt, Em, and her uncle, Henry, but dreams of a better place, “somewhere over the rainbow“. One day, she is picked up by a tornado and swept away, along with her puppy, Toto, to the faraway land of Oz. There, she finds out that the only person who can send her back home is the Wizard of Oz. She is accompanied on her way by the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion, all of whom wish to acquire something for themselves: brains, a heart, and courage. After many adventures, they discover that the Wizard of Oz is nothing but a poor magician for a circus. Still, all ends well – with the help of the ruby slippers she receives, Dorothy manages to return home.

A musical event by Petre Bokor

Based on the eponymous novel by Lyman Frank Baum


Dorothy Gale – Annemary Ziegler

The Scarecrow – Ion Bechet

The Tin Man – Ciprian Cojenel

The Lion – Mihaela Coveșeanu / Robert Radoveneanu

Almira Gulch / Hidrlzka – Magda Condurache

Glinda / Mlinda – Silvana Ionescu

The Wizard of Oz / Uncle Henry – Pavel Bârsan

Queen of the Field Mice / The China Princess – Cosmina Dobrotă

Toto – Ștefana Dumitriu

Aunt Em – Daniela Ioniță-Marcu

Gatekeeper – Robert Robert Emanuel

The King of the Winged Monkeys – Tudor Pîrvu

Munchkins, Gatekeepers, Mice, Crows, Trees etc. – Raluca Botez, Iulia-Diana Samson, Veronica Popescu, Dragoș Ianoși, Oana Tofan

Stage director: Petre Bokor

Music: Harold Arlen

Set designer: Mihai Mădescu

Costumes: Luana Drăgoescu

Musical director: George Marcu

Choreography: Maria Mitrache-Bokor and Erika Bokor

Musical arrangement: Mădălina Florescu

Photo: Ciprian Duică

Poster: Ciprian Duică

Running time: 80 min.

Premiere date: October 8, 2010

Recommended age: 3+