Wizard of Oz – Revamped by Weber


In London Town, they’re creating a new stage version of the Wizard of Oz that still use the classic Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg score.  (Note: Did you know that they almost cut “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from the original movie??  Yuh-huh…check it out on wikipedia.)

Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice are writing NEW songs to work alongside the original songs for this production.

Ok….who thinks this is a good idea?!?!  I mean, come on!   This is one of the most beloved and classic movies of All TIME?  Talk about hard-to-improve!

It just a bad idea to begin with.  But.  Here’s. The. Worst. Part.

This is apparently the NEW opening number.  Featuring the banjo.  For reals.

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3 Responses to Wizard of Oz – Revamped by Weber

  1. mjcache says:

    Good God! The pure unadulterated sacrilege.
    That tune was woeful and the thick American accent was painful.
    Shame on the both of them… ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’ rocks.
    Judy Garland – screaming in her grave.

  2. koomandimond says:

    Totally agree!!!! Right on, MJ.

  3. Oooooh. I just died a little.

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