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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2018 at 7:00PM

New York Black Arts is conjuring up the funk of 40 thousand years and grisly ghouls from every tomb …For no mere mortal can resist the HALLOWEEN THRILLER FEST: MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE SHOW & PARTY starring ROB CURRY !!!!!! Halloween is just around the corner, this is not just your imagination… come celebrate the King of Pop at Harlem Events & Community Center on Wednesday, October 30th at 7pm!!! Group together all your closest PYT’s as we awake the living dead creating an experience that's part Halloween Party and part living theatrical experience in the heart of Harlem. Its the best theatrical show in town! Performing Michael Jackson top hits such as "Thriller," "Ghosts" and many more with an entirely new set list live on stage in full costume! We won’t stop till you get enough and the ghosts of disco will haunt this soiree till they’ve satisfied their hunger for Halloween!!!! If you wanna be startin’ somethin’ we advise you check under your bed to see if the boogie man has your costume and come join the THRILLER! It’s sure to be so much fun you will have trouble sleeping at night!!! BOOOOOO!!!!! Beat it!

Location

Harlem Community Events Center, 228 E. 125th Street, NYC 10035

GENERAL ADMISSION:
VIP:
$40.00 FRONT ROW (STAGE LEFT/RIGHT)
includes meet & greet and photo ops
$30.00 - General Admission
(Adults)

$10.00 Children/Youth Discount Tickets Until October 23rd!

ALL SEATS $40.00 at the Door

FREE SNACKS & DRINKS!

CASH PRIZES!

COSTUME CONTEST!

CALL TICKET HOTLINE TO RESERVE BY PHONE

1 (833) 282-6454

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...When I think of home, I think of a place where there is love overflowing.

THE WIZ JR.

Adapted from “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” By L. Frank Baum  
Book by William F. Brown Additional Material by Tina Tippit

Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls © Copyright 1975, 1979, 2006, 2010
This tya version of THE WIZ was developed by First Stage Children’s Theater - Milwaukee, WI

Jeff Frank, Artistic Director; Rob Goodman, Managing Director

The Wiz Jr is a 90 minute version of the smash Broadway musical hit The Wiz for family audiences with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls and book by William F. Brown packed full of incredible songs like "Ease on Down the Road," "Home," "Be a Lion," and "Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News." The show running seasonally at Oberia Dempsey Theater since winter 2015, is an urbanized retelling of L. Frank Baum’s classic 1900 children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the context of modern African-American culture. It opened on Broadway at the Majestic Theater on January 5, 1975.

The 1975 Broadway production won seven Tony Awards, including “Best Musical” and is an early example of Broadway’s mainstream acceptance of works with casts that are all or majority people of color. A big-budget film adaptation of the same name was released in 1978 and has since become a cult classic. A live television production of the stage show, The Wiz Live!, was broadcast on NBC on December 3, 2015, with an encore presentation on December 19th of the same year.

The New York Black Arts Festival stages this production as a modernized version of the Geoffrey Holder original combining the Harlem soul tradition with Afrofuturism.  So come on and “Ease on Down the Road”  and enjoy the music with a stellar cast of powerhouse singers and dancers and the classic story of a girl on a journey through Oz with wonderful characters only to find out there is no place like home!

 


Originally produced by First Stage Children’s Theater, Milwaukee

Based on the original Tony Award winning Broadway musical, THE WIZ.

Produced by special arrangement with SUSAN GURMAN AGENCY LLC, New York, NY

Background on TYA version of THE WIZ: