A Super Soul Musical

This is a funny, bold and iconic African-American re-telling of The Wizard Of Oz made famous by Motown Productions’ cult movie starring Diana Ross as Dorothy, Michael Jackson as The Scarecrow and Richard Pryor as The Wiz.

Set in modern day Birmingham; Dorothy, feisty, opinionated and full of attitude, explodes onto the stage in an extraordinary adventure taking her far from home and testing her to the limit. She encounters a scarecrow with no brains, a tinman with no heart and a lion without courage. Together they outwit the powerful witches, battle evil henchmen and escape “trippy poppies” on their journey towards the great Emerald City in hope of finding the enigmatic Wiz. But will the all powerful Wiz grant all their wishes and Dorothy’s desire to go home?

The Wiz is an urban coming of age spectacular with fantastic soulful Motown classics like Ease On Down The Road, Everybody Rejoice, If You Believe and the beautiful show stopper Home. This musical promises to bring the audience to their feet and the house to its knees!

Featuring Midlands’ X-Factor finalist Treyc Cohen as Dorothy alongside an extraordinary cast: Laurence Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe – (Tracy Beaker), Horace Oliver – (Five Guys Named Moe ) Melanie La Barrie (RSC’s Matilda), Wayne Robinson (Hairspray), Allyson Ava-Brown (Les Miserables) and Peter Straker recreating his role as The Wiz.

With a stellar supporting chorus of volunteers drawn from the most talented singers, dancers and actors in Birmingham, this is a show not be missed… reminding us every toe tapping, hand clapping second as we ‘ease on down the road’ that there’s no place like home.

The Cast

Melanie La Barrie

Melanie La Barrie

Aunt Em / Addaperle

Allyson Ava-Brown

Allyson Ava-Brown

Glinda / Evilene

Horace Oliver

Horace Oliver

The Tin man

Wayne Robinson

Wayne Robinson

The Scarecrow

Clive Rowe

Clive Rowe

The Lion

Treyc Cohen

Treyc Cohen

Dorothy

Date Time Venue Notes Prices Booking

The New Alexandra Theatre

  • Address: Station Street Birmingham, B5 4DS
  • Box Office: 0121 643 5536
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when do tickets go on sale for The Wiz please?

when do tickets go on sale for The Wiz please?

Booking for the 2011 season opens at midnight tonight! (And if you're a member of one of our loyalty schemes you can book immediately by calling 0121 2364455.)

Who is playing Dorthy and who's in the supporting cast? Can't wait to see this show.

Hello Martin. I'm adding the casting information as soon as it's confirmed. You can see some of the performers already by clicking on the 'Company' tab on this page.

This show is going to change the face of theatre history as we know it I'll be there. KAT B

I have booked tickets for 15. June 11. This performanace has the words 'After Dark' next to it. What does that mean? There are performances at the same time for previous and future dates, so I presume it doesn't refer to the street lighting.

Hello Paul. An After Dark is a discussion that takes place after the performance. It's your chance to talk to the cast of the show and ask them absolutely anything! after Darks are free to ticket holders like yourself. Information on After Darks and other opportunities to enrich your theatre-going experience are listed at www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/for-everyone/

Can I use theatre tokens to see The Wiz and how can I book if I can?

Hello Anne. Both The REP and the New Alexandra Theatre participate in the Theatre Tokens scheme. Just call 0844 871 3011 and mention that you would like to pay using Theatre Tokens.

Treyc your fantastic!!! Your Mum & Dad must be so proud of you.You deserve this role as Dorothy,it's been very well earned.Much good luck with the show, Sue&Bob Beaumont.

Hi there, what is the running time?

Been to see The Wiz tonight,13/06/11 such a fantastic show would highly recommend to any one who loves soul music,my greatest thanks to all the cast and the staff at the Alex for we have had the greatest time thankyou x

We loved the show especially the scarecrow he was amazing :-)

Went to see the Wiz on Thurs 16th June - really enjoyable show - fun and feel good. Absolutely fantastic singing. Thank you!