The Great and Terrible Wizard of Oz

The Great and Terrible Wizard of Oz

A Modern Twist on the Classic American Road Story

A twister
lands our teenage Dorothy and her house in Munchkinland. Right on top of a wicked witch.  Her phone won't work, her dog is scared, and she's desperate to get home to what little family she has left.  But the town's residents are gleefully celebrating Dorothy's powers as the fabled Witch Slayer. When Glinda and the munchkins can't convince her to stick around and be their new hero, they send her off on the road of yellow brick wearing magical boots soaked in the red blood of the slain witch. A favor from the fabled all-powerful Wizard will be her only chance to get out of Oz.

Unsure about her path forward, Dorothy teams up with a one-day-old Scarecrow, a heartbroken Tin Woodsman, and the Cowardly Lion. Her boots, and their friendships, guard against lots of danger on their way to the Emerald City. But the Wizard will ask the Witch Slayer to live up to her violent and vengeful new name in exchange for a return ticket to her old life.  If she can get home, Kansas may never be the same.

"Very much in sync with the intensity and darkness of the original story... the right mix of vulnerability and resilience."
- Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune | Recommended ★★★

Jeff Awards Recommended

“Featuring a dexterous and multi-talented ensemble …’Oz’ is a playful adventure that doesn’t take the long way around the dark forest of reality.” - Newcity Stage | Recommended  

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Group Minimum: 10


Age Recommendation:

With some unexpected turns down the yellow brick road, this retelling is best for audiences 10 and up.

March 17–May 7 Showtimes:

Thursdays & Fridays 7:30 p.m.

Saturdays 3:00 & 7:30 p.m.

Sundays 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Full Price Tickets: $25-45


Group Tickets:

The House Theatre of Chicago

1543 W Division St
Chicago, Illinois 60642


The House is Chicago's premier home for intimate, original works of epic story and stagecraft. Founded and led by Artistic Director Nathan Allen and driven by an interdisciplinary ensemble of Chicago’s next generation of great storytellers, The House aims to become a laboratory and platform for the evolution of the American theatre as an inclusive and popular artform.