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The Wiz Gave Me Everything I Needed & More!

The Wiz Gave Me Everything I Needed & More!

Home from The Wiz Live! via NBC

I love to travel, but The Wiz took me someplace far away - to a place where any and everything is still possible.

Be it ruby slippers or easing on down the road, I love the land of Oz. I found myself unexpectedly excited to watch NBC’s live version of the 70’s classic, and my excitement only grew as details emerged.

NBC’s other live productions had failed to maintain my attention, and I often forgot to even tune in. But, The Wiz was different. My social media pages had come alive for Dorothy and her eclectic squad, and as 8pm rolled around, I was perched in front of my television with peppermint malt balls and soda in hand – you can’t watch a good ole musical without some snacks, after all.

And, I am happy to say that I was not disappointed. From the costumes, to the dancing, to the casting, to the musical arrangements – I was there for it! My favorite visual element of the musical was the Emerald City – if I was a club girl, I’m sure I would have loved to saunter on into that party.

Other than the amazingly beautiful Emerald City, Uzo “Crazy Eyes” Aduba’s amazing turn as the Good Witch proved that gold is the new black – I just loved her costume.

I also heard Ms. Mary J. Blige slip a little cuss word into the musical, but her throwback Mary two-step gave my heart a little nostalgic boost.

The entire cast and crew did fantastic!

If you missed it, be sure to catch it online. If you are a fan of musicals, or just want some solid entertainment, this show is worth the watch.

ABOUT THE WIZ LIVE!: NBC embarks on its latest musical holiday tradition: a 3-hour LIVE event production of the groundbreaking Broadway show that brought Oz to life in a funky sing-along journey down the yellow brick road. Winner of 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the original massive Broadway hit spawned a feature film starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. Now, a Tony-winning creative team, the imaginative Cirque du Soleil Theatrical and a diverse cast of showstoppers create an eye-popping new take unlike anything ever seen.

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