BWW reviews THE WIZ

BWW reviews THE WIZ

"Ease on down the road" to the Wells Theatre in Norfolk to see VSC's and NSU's enjoyable co-production of Charlie Smalls' and William Brown's THE WIZ. There are 50 performers, mostly NSU students, in the production at the Wells Theatre. While the large cast makes for a powerful sound ...

New Journal and Guide Interviews Darius Nelson for THE WIZ

New Journal and Guide Interviews Darius Nelson for THE WIZ

The Virginia Stage Company (VSC)/Norfolk State University (NSU) collaborationon the production of The WIZ at the Wells Theatre has provento bea hit this spring. The VSC/NSUjoint venture is a rekindling of the 1974 stage hit The Wizwhich was an Afrocentric interpretation of the famous movie The Wizard of OZ, that...

New Journal and Guide reviews THE WIZ

New Journal and Guide reviews THE WIZ

When L. Frank Baum published his classic novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” in 1900, he likely had no idea that the subsequent 1902 Broadway musical adaptation, “The Wizard of Oz,” would one day receive frequent productions featuring exclusively African-American casts. The latest local rendition, jointly staged by Norfolk State University and the Virginia Stage...