FRONT ROW CENTRE: ‘Wizard of Oz’ revival back on stage Cascone long dreamed of going back to the source and creating an original stage musical, one that would remain truer to Baum’s book, and yet be totally theatrical in style. In 1999 he happened to meet a brilliantly talented composer from Texas, James Doyle. They bonded over their mutual passion of all things Oz, and decided to create their own musical, with Doyle supplying the score while Cascone wrote the adaptation. Their collaboration was done mainly through correspondence, and by December 2000, timed to the 100th anniversary of the book’s publication, The Civic Light Opera Company presented the world premiere of this brand new musical.
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