Tomorrow at the Arie Crown Theatre 2 shows of John Ruffin’s The Wiz will be live & in action. It is sure to be amazing.
This will not only be The Wiz that we all know & love. John Ruffin has put a few twists on the story to add a fresh view of it. All of our favorite songs & characters are still present, but there will also be some new music as well.
John Ruffin is a great, veteran playwright from Chicago. He has done approximately 20 productions, including some favorites such as The Color Purple & Dreamgirls. He has been doing it for 24 years.He wrote, produced, & directed play turned movies The Ideal Husband & Love Me or Leave Me, which were played on GMC & are available in the Redbox, on Netflix, & other retailers. He is an extraordinary visionary, making faith-based stories. He has put his magic into The Wiz
The talent in this play is off the meter. There will be some amazing voices singing the roof off the theatre.
Dorothy will be played by singer/songwriter Sandy Redd. We wrote about her not too long ago & her voice is absolutely beautiful. She is sure to bring the house down with her amazing vocals. Auntie Em will be played by Sunday Best winner Tasha Page Lockhart. Another great voice that will be giving the audience chills. Another Sunday Best alum Tasha Collins will be blowing people away as well. Legendary singer Lenny Williams will also be lending his voice to the show, as well as Terrell Carter, from the Tyler Perry plays & movies. The play will also be starring Robin Givens, Christian Keys, & Tony Grant. All that talent on one stage.
We were fortunate enough to get a preview of the show & we must say it is awesome. The singing, the dancing, the words, it all just comes together & makes for an awesome experience that you do not want to miss. Get your tickets for the 3pm or 7pm show & prepare to be amazed. You will not be disappointed.
For tickets go to http://www.ticketmaster.com/The-Wiz-tickets/artist/882838.
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