Oz in the News 5.3.15

2A1A8F237-E025-2DD8-4440606DB77D5E8EFlat Rock Playhouse to Premiere CHASING RAINBOWS THE ROAD TO OZ Later This Year  Conceived and produced by New York City based producer Tina Marie Casamento Libby, Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz is a Broadway bound musical that chronicles the life of a young Judy Garland and explores the extraordinary journey to stardom that culminated in one of the most popular films of all time, The Wizard of Oz. “Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz is a family friendly musical with an inspiring message of hope and optimism,” says Lisa K. Bryant, Artistic Director for Flat Rock Playhouse. Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz will feature such songs as “Over the Rainbow,” “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” and “Broadway Rhythm” which have been reconceived by pianist/composer/arranger David Libby in a revelatory, contemporary sound. In addition to signature Garland songs, Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz incorporates songs from the MGM era culled from the Sony Feist/Robbins Catalog. Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz is written by Marc Acito (Allegiance, Room With a View) and will be directed by Jeff Whiting. Whiting’s credits include direction/choreography for the national tours of Scottsboro Boys and Young Frankenstein as well as the international tours of Rent, Hairspray and The Color Purple.

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