Community Concerts celebrate Wonderful Wizard of Song “He wasn’t as well-known as some of us, but he was a better songwriter than most of us, and he will be missed by all of us,” said composer Irving Berlin, in tribute to Harold Arlen, whose best-known song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” is beloved by children and adults worldwide. Harold Arlen’s son, Sam Arlen, is a consultant for the production. He is the president of the Harold Arlen Foundation. Arlen not only provides firsthand stories and insight into the writing of this production, but also has provided personal mementos, family photographs and Harold’s own home movies of the making of “The Wizard of Oz.” The Wonderful Wizard of Song: The Life and Songs of Harold Arlen by Matt Davenport Productions at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, in the Harral Auditorium on Wayland Baptist University campus.
57. “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!” (“The Wizard of Oz”) Chittenango native L. Frank Baum wrote the “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” books that the 1939 classic is based on.
53. “I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!” (“The Wizard of Oz”)
9. “There’s no place like home.” (“The Wizard of Oz”) This line is taken right out of Chittenango native L. Frank Baum’s book.
4. “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” (“The Wizard of Oz”)
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