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THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ

OCTOBER 5-10

Embark on an enchanted journey down the yellow brick road with Utah Metropolitan Ballet’s premiere of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” This all-new ballet features stunning sets, intricate costumes, and captivating choreography! Join beloved characters Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion as you are transported to the enchanted world of Oz. This production promises to be a thrilling and memorable experience for the whole family.

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SILVIO AMATO

Budapest Film Orchestra

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JACQUELINE P. COLLEDGE

Utah Metropolitan Ballet

EMBARK ON AN ENCHANTED JOURNEY DOWN THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD

Are you ready for an adventure that will leave you spellbound? Artistic Director/Choreographer Jacqueline P. Colledge and Italian composer Silvio Amato have collaborated to create this brilliant all-new ballet. The captivating choreography paired with the mesmerizing musical score, recorded by the Budapest Film Orchestra, will transport you from the heart of Munchkinland to the glimmer of Emerald City.

WHIMSICAL SETS, CAPTIVATING COSTUMES

Join beloved characters Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion as you journey to the magical world of Oz through stunning sets by Nat Reed and intricate costumes by Suellen Baum.

 

Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience for the entire family!

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WHAT'S HAPPENING BEHIND THE SCENES

Happy Woman
“When I heard that Silvio Amato composed the original musical score for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz I knew I had to get tickets. Jacqueline Colledge’s choreography paired with Silvio Amato’s enchanting melodies is a ballet I do not not want to miss.”

HEATHER V

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My inspiration for creating the Wonderful Wizard of Oz actually came from my grandson who had suggested the story for a new ballet.

JACQUELINE P. COLLEDGE

Artistic Director & Founder

Utah Metropolitan Ballet

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“Before roles were assigned I had set an intention to become more in-tune with my natural feeling. Now as the tinman, who yearns for a heart, It’ll be exciting to embark on this journey alongside the production of this ballet.”

CYRUS SHASKAN

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“I have loved The Wonderful Wizard of Oz since I was a little boy! I am so excited to be playing The Cowardly Lion, I am really looking forward to diving into Oz and learning more about this character!”

RYAN HATCH

Dancing as Dorothy has been a gift that I'm excited to embody. Sharing her story's wonder and growth on stage is an absolute delight and privilege!

HALLIE JO JOHNSON

UMB Principal Artist

Dancing the role of Dorothy

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"I have been attending Utah Metropolitan Ballet productions for over 35 years and I am especially excited to see this new production, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. UMB never disappoints."

SHERRY A

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“The role of scarecrow just feels right. I think we can all relate to feeling a little clumsy and a little clueless at times. I am super excited to embrace the character and add a little of myself to the role.”

STEPHEN KESSLER

The biggest challenge I have faced is to keep the sophistication of classical ballet traditions and create the charm and magic children will expect. I'm thrilled to say that I have achieved just that!"

UMB Principal Artist
Dancing the role of the Cowardly Lion

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Dancing the role of the Tin Man

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Dancing the role of the Scarecrow

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GET 20% OFF REGULAR TICKET PRICING

Join Utah Metropolitan Ballet October 5-10 at the Covey Center for the Arts, and be transported into a world of wonder!

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