|Backstage at Oz
This comedy musical follows the backstage antics of a group of six actors and a director who are taking part in a stage production of The Wizard of Oz. There is a pompous Shakespearian actor who thinks his role as Oz is beneath him, a nervous drunk playing the Cowardly Lion, a practiced extravert playing the Tin Man, a sharp-tongued cynic playing Glinda the Good Witch and a more easygoing actress playing The Wicked Witch. Glinda and the Wicked Witch are in a relationship. The Pollyanna nature of the actress playing Dorothy fits the part even though her breasts are too large for the role. All pull together after the Munchkins go on strike demanding bigger pay for little people.
THE CAST CONSISTS MAINLY OF ACTORS
PLAYING THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERS
FROM THE WIZARD OF OZ:
AGNES/THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST (WWW)
LARRY/THE WIZARD OF OZ (OZ)
BOB/THE COWARDLY LION (CL)
the director of the show they are in
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