• 221 Walnut Street | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Dates: December 12, 2023 - December 17, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Des Moines Civic Center
  • Phone: (515) 246-2300
  • Price: Tickets to this engagement are currently only available as a part of the 6-show Willis Broadway Series Season Ticket Package
  • Overview

    Everybody look around, ‘cause the Tony Award®-winning Best Musical that took the world by storm is back.

    THE WIZ returns “home” to stages across America in an all-new Broadway-bound tour, the first one in 40 years. The tour begins in THE WIZ’s original home city of Baltimore, where the show made its world premiere 50 years ago.

    This groundbreaking twist on The Wizard of Oz changed the face of Broadway—from its iconic score packed with soul, gospel, rock, and finger-snapping 70s funk to its stirring tale of Dorothy’s journey to find her place in a contemporary world.

    Director Schele Williams (The Notebook, revival of Disney’s Aida), choreographer JaQuel Knight (Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”), William F. Brown (book), Charlie Smalls (mUsic & lyrics), Amber Ruffin (additional material), and Joseph Joubert (music supervision, orchestrations, & music arrangements) conjure up an Oz unlike anything ever seen before. A dynamite infusion of ballet, jazz, and modern pop brings a whole new groove to easing on down the road. So everybody rejoice! An all-new 21st-Century WIZ is sliding into an Emerald city near you.

    Tues, Dec 12 - 7:30 PM

    Wed, Dec 13 - 7:30 PM

    Thurs. Dec 14 - 7:30 PM

    Fri. Dec 15 - 7:30 PM

    Sat. Dec 16 - 2:00 PM

    Sat. Dec 16 - 7:30 PM

    Sun. Dec 17 - 1:00 PM

    Sun, Dec 17 - 6:30 PM