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.