The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz (1986) was a musical theatre production by Piratteatret in collaboration with Teaterselskapet Saker og Slips. The production was performed using the Norwegian title Den fantasifullmystirare veien til Oz (a literal translation of which would be something along the line of The imagination-rich mysterious way to Oz, but with a made up compressed adjective) was based on stories by Lyman Frank Baum, in a theatrical adaption by Sessa Sidselrud and Tove Hauge and with music by Tor Halmrast. The production had its premiere at the main stage of Black Box Teater, in its facilities at Aker Brygge.

Sessa Sidselrud directed it.

Mette Hauge played the role of Dorothy, called Dorothea.

Information

(Objekt ID 51110)
Object type Production
Premiere December 13, 1986
Produced by ,
Based on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Lyman Frank Baum
Audience Children
Number of events 16
Language Norwegian
Expressions Performance for children , Musical theatre
Running period December 13, 1986  —  December 30, 1986
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SOURCES:

Buresund, Inger and Anne-Britt Gran (1996): Frie grupper og Black Box Teater. 1970-1995 (literally: Independent companies and Black Box Teater. 1970-1995), adNotam Gyldendal, Oslo

Einar Dahl's private archive, donated by Einar Dahl, 30.10.2015.

Performance dates
December 30, 1986Store scene (Vika) – Show
December 29, 1986Store scene (Vika) – Show
December 28, 1986Store scene (Vika) – Show
December 27, 1986Store scene (Vika) – Show
December 22, 1986Store scene (Vika) – Show
December 21, 1986Store scene (Vika) – Show
December 20, 1986Store scene (Vika) – Show
December 19, 1986Store scene (Vika) – Show
December 18, 1986Store scene (Vika) – Show
December 17, 1986Store scene (Vika) – Show
December 16, 1986Store scene (Vika) – Show
December 15, 1986Store scene (Vika) – Show
December 14, 1986Store scene (Vika) – Show
December 13, 1986Store scene (Vika) – Worldwide premiere
Press coverage

Writer and date unknown, Morgenbladet [Oslo]: 
"Family musical in modern clothing, based on the classic The Wizard of Oz. [...] Saturday's opening at Black Box [...] must be Norwegian independent performing arts' greatest effort ever: A family musical that is almost good enough."

Writer and date unknown, Aftenposten [Oslo]: 
"Oz has become a Cats for the children, with witty lyrics and irresistible witches and animals."