Wizard of Oz
Warwick Davis celebrates The Wizard of Oz, with Rebecca Trehearn as Dorothy, Joe Stilgoe as Scarecrow, Hadley Fraser as Tin Man and Trevor Dion Nicholas as Cowardly Lion.
We’re off to see the Wizard! Friday Night Is Music Night celebrates the 80th anniversary of the MGM classic, ‘The Wizard of Oz. ’ A stellar cast includes the Olivier award winning Rebecca Trehearn as Dorothy; the 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 fresh from her award winning performance in ‘Caroline Or Change’, Sharon D. Clarke. The concert also features music from ‘Wicked’, and the Diana Ross starring movie ‘The Wiz’ – all inspired by Frank L. Baum’s original Oz stories. For the first time on Radio 2, the actor Warwick Davis (Star Wars, Willow, Harry Potter) will present the concert. Music includes ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’, ‘Follow the Yellow Brick Road’, ‘Ease On Down the Road’, ‘The Wizard and I’ and more! With the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Broadway maestro Larry Blank.