A few posts ago (All I Want for Christmas) I talked about my love for theater and live performances, especially during the holidays. I don’t know about you, but I am super excited about The Wiz Live, which will air on NBC, Thursday December 3rd at 8/7c. Yes, we all enjoy the traditional holiday shows such as Charlie Brown, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, It’s A Wonderful Life, etc. It’s refreshing to see a classic being revamped with a new cast, and the fact that the show will air live is icing on the cake.
The Wiz opened on Broadway in 1975 with Stephanie Mills as Dorothy, Tasha Thomas as Aunt Em, Clarice Taylor as Addaperle, Dee Dee Bridgewater as Glinda, Andre DeShields as the Wiz, Tiger Haynes as the Tinman, Ted Ross as Lion, and Mabel King as Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West. The movie adaptation of the play opened in 1978 with a star-studded cast.
In case you’re not familiar with The Wiz (movie), here’s a summary and the movie trailer:
The Wiz Live!
The Wiz Live welcomes a new cast which includes some of my favorite entertainers, so I am certain that my family and I will be glued to the television screen. I am really looking forward to seeing Mary J. Blige as the Wicked Witch of the West and David Alan Grier as the Cowardly Lion (he’s hilarious). You know that I love a story of a young lady finding her Charmed Life! Eighteen year old newcomer and New Jersey native, Shanice Williams, beat out hundreds of hopefuls to be cast as Dorothy. I can only imagine the excitement that she has experienced by being included in this stellar cast. See pics of the cast below!
This is sure to be a show that you don’t want to miss! Tune in to NBC on Thursday December 3rd at 8/7c for The Wiz Live! I will have my hot chocolate and a comfy blanket ready. Comment below and let me know if you'll be watching, too!
Photos courtesy of www.facebook.com/thewizmusical
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Antoinette C. is a blogger who delights in all things that foster unity and growth in women. After all, if the woman is happy and fulfilled, so is her family and community. Through Truly Charmed, Antoinette will introduce you to women who have inspired her, and who will, hopefully, do the same for you! Here's to your charmed life!