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Erik von Detten,
Two teen witches who were separated at birth and were adopted by two different families meet on their 21st birthday and must use their powers to save the world in which they were born, where their birth mother still lives.
David Alan Grier played the Wiz in a 2006 La Jolla Playhouse production of the musical. The rest of the cast included actors of different ethnicities, which Grier called as unusual as "an all-Filipino episode of Empire (2015)." See more »
[persuading the Wiz to fly her to Omaha in her balloon]
Let her be. She got a right to choose the way she wants to live. Maybe she don't want no friends and family. Maybe she don't care about the wonderful world just beyond those doors.
Maybe she don't miss conversatin' and sharin' a laugh with folks. Maybe she don't need to feel a warm hug, or a friendly handshake, or a loving kiss ever again.
Maybe she wants to live stuck here, alone in the dark 'til the end of her days.
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I wasn't sure what to expect from the show. Well I'm not familiar with the wizard of Oz. (Did I hear a "shame on you"?) I didn't like the story, not a fan of fairy tales. But the songs, the music and the performances were marvelous. I didn't know Elijah Kelley but man, he's got a great voice. I knew David Alan Grier from his "In Living Color" days but now he really impressed me. And Ne-Yo was PERFECT in his songs. Queen Latifah is brilliant. Who would have guessed 30 years earlier that this young rapper would become such a charismatic actress and singer. Amber Riley, perfect as always. Uzo Aduba, was a pleasant surprise. Shanice Williams, was good too. But to be honest I didn't like Mary J Blige.
I think the show is a must-see for the music and the performers.
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