I went and saw The Wiz last night with a bunch of friends. Not the movie (where that link goes), but the musical, on stage. A good friend was involved in producing it, as well as one of the lead roles.
Before going, I had never heard of this musical/movie. I probably should have heard of the movie at least. It starred Diana Ross as Dorothy, Michael Jackson as the Scarecrow, Richard Pryor as The Wiz... This was all excitedly explained to me by one of the girls who knows all the songs and grew up with it being a big thing at their house.
It was billed as a Motown version of the Wizard of Oz and I really enjoyed it. The music was great and the whole thing was funny and entertaining. Tonight was the last night, so all you Brisbanites hanging out for it... too late!
I'm not averse to the odd musical. Favourite is Les Miserables, especially the 10th anniversary concert.
the earley edition - Posted by Dave @ 6/20/2004 02:56:00 am || ||