BBC Concert Orchestra
22 Mar 2019, Hackney Empire
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Friday Night is Music Night Friday Night Is Music Night: The Wizard of Oz

BBC Concert Orchestra
Friday Night Is Music Night: The Wizard of Oz
19:30 Fri 22 Mar 2019 Hackney Empire
We’re off to see the Wizard! Join the BBC Concert Orchestra for a musical celebration of The Wizard of Oz.
We’re off to see the Wizard! Join the BBC Concert Orchestra for a musical celebration of The Wizard of Oz.

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Concert Information

For one night only, join BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night Is Music Night and the BBC Concert Orchestra for a trip along the Yellow Brick Road to celebrate the beloved musical film The Wizard of Oz in its 80th anniversary year.

Alongside the classic songs from the film such as Somewhere Over the Rainbow and Follow the Yellow Brick Road, the concert also features music from Wicked as well as the Michael Jackson and Diana Ross movie The Wiz – both inspired by Frank L. Baum’s original Oz stories.

The incredible cast includes the Olivier Award-winning Rebecca Trehearn as Dorothy, singer-songwriter Joe Stilgoe as the Scarecrow, West End leads Hadley Fraser as the Tin Man and Trevor Dion Nicholas as the Cowardly Lion, and Sharon D. Clarke, fresh from her triumph in Caroline Or Change. Actor Warwick Davis, who has starred in Star Wars and Harry Potter, presents his first concert for BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night Is Music Night, while the sixty-piece BBC Concert Orchestra is conducted by Broadway maestro Larry Blank.