The Ryman Healthcare Season of The Wizard of Oz
May 12–14, 2016
Created by RNZB Artistic Director Francesco Ventriglia in Florence in 2010, through an accident of fate, this charming two act ballet based on L. Frank Baum’s much-loved story of love, friendship, and the joy of coming home, was never performed.
Six years on, the world premiere of The Wizard of Oz is set to tour throughout New Zealand, with all the familiar characters brought to life in a beautiful design by Gianluca Falaschi. Music by Francis Poulenc sets the scene for a colourful staging that is sure to enchant audiences of all ages.
Join Dorothy on her journey to the Emerald City, and the friends and foes she encounters along the way, as she learns that quick wits, compassion and courage – and just a touch of magic – are inside us all.
Times are approx. and subject to change at any time.
Box Office Opens: 1hr 30mins prior to show
External Doors Open: 1hr prior to show
Christchurch Free Events
Fri 13 May 6.20pm – 6.50pm
Pre-performance music or choreographic talks
Sat 14 May - Post-matinee
Q & A with artistic staff and dancers
Sat 14 May 6.20pm – 6.50pm
Warm Up, Curtain Up- watch the company prepare for its evening performance