The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

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  • Victor Fleming
  • George Cukor
  • Mervyn LeRoy
  • King Vidor
  • Norman Taurog


  • Judy Garland
  • Frank Morgan
  • Ray Bolger
  • Bert Lahr
  • Jack Haley
  • Billie Burke
  • Margaret Hamilton

Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.

When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City to see the Wizard (Frank Morgan), and en route they meet a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) that needs a brain, a Tin Man (Jack Haley) missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) who wants courage. The Wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) to earn his help. Based on the novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, and nominated for six Academy Awards, this icon of American popular culture is notable for its groundbreaking use of Technicolor.

Past Programs



SoS Jr.: Backyard meteorology

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA