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Ozma of Oz or The Magnet of Love: A Musical Extravaganza In Two Acts

2014
Author(s):
Baum, Lyman Frank
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Publisher(s):
Theatre Arts Press
Genre(s):
Dramas, Musicals & Plays

Comments:
L. Frank Baum’s 1903 musical adaptation of his novel The Wizard of Oz was one of the most popular plays of the first decades of the 20th Century. Six years later, Baum was approached by Broadway producers the Shuberts, to recreate its success with a new Oz musical. The result was Ozma of Oz or The Magnet of Love: A Musical Extravaganza. Betsy, like Dorothy before her, finds herself shipwrecked in a strange country. It is not long till she becomes swept up in the political intrigues of Ozma, the schemes of Shaggy Man to rescue his brother from the Metal Monarch, and Tik-Tok, who only wants to find love.Preserved in the script are Baum’s lyrics and his own descriptions of the special effects he envisioned. Theatre Arts Press is proud to publish the first printed libretto of Baum’s timeless musical story.

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