History Theatre / TheWiz

29th Jun '16 9:26:32 AM dsneybuf
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* SilenceYouFool: Minus the "you fool", the Wiz exclaims this to Dorothy and her friends a few times during their first visit.
6th May '16 6:58:59 AM dsneybuf
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* IncrediblyLongNote: Quite possibly every song has one either at or near the end.



* MusicalisInterruptus: The second performance of "Ease On Down the Road" gets interrupted by the Cowardly Lion attempting to scare Dorothy, Scarecrow, and Tin Man with "I'm a Mean Ol' Lion". In the NBC special, the latter song's last note gets interrupted by Dorothy slapping the Lion.

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* MusicalisInterruptus: The second performance of "Ease On Down the Road" gets interrupted by the Cowardly Lion attempting to scare Dorothy, Scarecrow, and Tin Man with "I'm a Mean Ol' Lion". In the NBC special, the latter song's last note gets interrupted by Dorothy slapping punching the Lion.
5th May '16 9:46:16 AM dsneybuf
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* MusicalisInterruptus: The second performance of "Ease On Down the Road" gets interrupted by the Cowardly Lion attempting to scare Dorothy, Scarecrow, and Tin Man.

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* MusicalisInterruptus: The second performance of "Ease On Down the Road" gets interrupted by the Cowardly Lion attempting to scare Dorothy, Scarecrow, and Tin Man.Man with "I'm a Mean Ol' Lion". In the NBC special, the latter song's last note gets interrupted by Dorothy slapping the Lion.
15th Apr '16 9:44:56 AM dsneybuf
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* NonAppearingTitle: The Original Broadway Cast recording's cover refers to "A Brand New Day" as, "Everybody Rejoice", despite the fact no one sings that phrase.

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* NonAppearingTitle: The Original Broadway Cast recording's cover refers to "A Brand New Day" as, "Everybody Rejoice", despite the fact no one sings that exact phrase.[[note]]The full quote goes, "Everybody look around/Cause there's a reason to rejoice, you see."[[/note]]
13th Apr '16 10:40:19 AM dsneybuf
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** Characters from ''The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'' that the musical left out include the Wicked Witch of the West's bees and wolves, and everyone Dorothy and her friends encountered on their way to Glinda's palace (Glinda saves Dorothy the trouble of walking there by meeting her in the Emerald City).

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** Characters from ''The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'' that the musical left out include the Wicked Witch of the West's bees and wolves, and everyone Dorothy and her friends encountered on their way to Glinda's palace (Glinda saves Dorothy the trouble of walking there by meeting her in the Emerald City). Zig-zagged for the crows, who didn't appear in the Broadway version, but did make it into the screen versions.



* AscendedExtra: In ''The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'', Dorothy doesn't see the Good Witch of the North again after the Witch leaves Munchkinland. In contrast, the stage and TV versions of ''The Wiz'' have Addapearle re-appear after the Wiz leaves Dorothy behind in Oz, then alert Glinda to help Dorothy return to Kansas.

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In ''The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'', Dorothy doesn't see the Good Witch of the North again after the Witch leaves Munchkinland. In contrast, the stage and TV versions of ''The Wiz'' have Addapearle re-appear after the Wiz leaves Dorothy behind in Oz, then alert Glinda to help Dorothy return to Kansas.Kansas.
** In the original Broadway version, Aunt Em and Uncle Henry only appeared during the opening, with Dorothy greeted only by Toto when she came back to Kansas. Some later productions, including NBC's, followed the lead of the book by having Uncle Henry and/or Aunt Em re-appear at the end, to welcome Dorothy back from Oz.
23rd Mar '16 6:10:42 AM dsneybuf
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* ImAHumanitarian: When Dorothy refuses to give Evillene the Silver Shoes, Evillene threatens to cook her and the Cowardly Lion in a stew. (For extra cruelty, she also threatens to use the Tin Man as the pot, and burn the Scarecrow for a fire.) Dorothy fights back against the knife-wielding Evillene by melting her with a bucket of water.

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* ImAHumanitarian: When Dorothy refuses to give Evillene the Silver Shoes, Evillene threatens to cook her and the Cowardly Lion in a stew. (For extra cruelty, she also threatens to use the Tin Man as the pot, and [[KillItWithFire burn the Scarecrow Scarecrow]] for a fire.fire, and [[LosingYourHead behead the Tin Man]] for a pot.) Dorothy fights back against the knife-wielding Evillene by melting her with a bucket of water.
19th Mar '16 7:42:23 AM dsneybuf
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* NonAppearingTitle: The Original Broadway Cast recording's cover refers to "A Brand New Day" as, "Everybody Rejoice", despite the fact no one sings that phrase.
13th Mar '16 9:57:27 AM dsneybuf
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* MythologyGag: Dorothy wears red sneakers prior to receiving the Silver Shoes, a potential nod to the Ruby Slippers from MGM's ''The Wizard of Oz''.

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Dorothy wears red sneakers prior to receiving the Silver Shoes, a potential nod to the Ruby Slippers from MGM's ''The Wizard of Oz''.Oz''.
** When the Emerald City citizens encircle Dorothy and her friends, an electronic version of the Broadway musical's "Emerald City Ballet (Psst)" plays.
** Glinda's choir for her BigEntrance vocalizes the melody of "A Rested Body is a Rested Mind", a song that Glinda sings in the play.
7th Mar '16 8:52:29 AM dsneybuf
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* AscendedExtra: In ''The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'', Dorothy doesn't see the Good Witch of the North again after the Witch leaves Munchkinland. In the stage and TV versions of ''The Wiz'', Addaperle re-appears after the Wiz leaves Dorothy behind in Oz, then alerts Glinda to help Dorothy go back to Kansas.

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* AscendedExtra: In ''The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'', Dorothy doesn't see the Good Witch of the North again after the Witch leaves Munchkinland. In contrast, the stage and TV versions of ''The Wiz'', Addaperle re-appears Wiz'' have Addapearle re-appear after the Wiz leaves Dorothy behind in Oz, then alerts alert Glinda to help Dorothy go back return to Kansas.
21st Feb '16 11:33:41 AM dsneybuf
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* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: Reportedly, the DVD corrected some of the technical and camera-changing problems that occurred during the original broadcast, and adjusted the pitch of the singing.

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* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: Reportedly, the The DVD and some digital copies corrected some of the technical and camera-changing problems that occurred during the original broadcast, and adjusted the pitch of the singing.
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