Midnight Radio’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

  • March 28 - April 14, 2019

  • Free Pre-show Happy Half-Hour

  • 13+

Silhouetted figures of the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Dorothy, and Scarecrow stare down the Yellow Brick Road. In the distance, we see a poppy field against an emerald sky. Text reads: "Midnight Radio: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz".

Let us sweep you away to a land full of magic with a legendary crew of misfit friends where the weather is unpredictable, wickedness flies in from every direction, and a ‘great and powerful’ man behind a curtain is said to have all the answers.

What happens when we wait for someone to give us what we already possess? Join us for a Midnight Radio retelling of the classic tale about finding home.

A longtime fan favorite, our Midnight Radio series takes the form of a classic 1940s radio broadcast. In this show YOU are cast as the live studio audience, so play your part and don’t miss your cue when the applause sign flashes! Always memorable and never at midnight or on the radio, this series brings you back to a simpler time. Plus! Don’t miss our free Happy Half-Hour 30 minutes before every show with free drinks and interactive bewitching activities!

Ticket Sale Dates (Estimated show run time: 75 minutes)

General Admission Ticket: $35
Student Ticket (with Valid ID only): $25
Discounts for Groups of 10 or More: Available for as little as $15 each; call Fred at 412.471.0999 to find out more!

Week 1
March 28 • Thursday • 8pm (Opening Night • Pay What You Want!)
March 29 • Friday • 8pm
March 30 • Saturday • 8pm

Week 2
April 4 • Thursday • 8pm (Gathering of Witches)
April 5 • Friday • 8pm (ASL Interpretation)
April 6 • Saturday • 2pm & 8pm

Week 3
April 9 • Tuesday • 7pm
April 10 • Wednesday • 8pm
April 11 • Thursday • 8pm (Foley & Sensory Workshop/Audio Description)
April 12 • Friday • 8pm
April 13 • Saturday • 8pm
April 14 • Sunday • 7pm

Special Events

PAY WHAT YOU WANT on Opening Night! • March 28 • Thursday • 7:30pm
To celebrate the opening of Midnight Radio’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Bricolage is pleased to offer tickets to this performance at any price. Reserve in advance for as little as five dollars, or line up at the theater at 7:30pm for one of more than 30 first-come-first-served tickets guaranteed to be available at the door and pay any price you want!

Gathering of Witches • April 4 • Thursday • 7:30pm
Our lobby fills up with witches for this special installment of our Happy Half-Hour experience in the lobby before the show. Will you have a spell cast on you, learn your fate in the future, or take home a talisman you can use to ward off evil? Join our coven and find out!

ASL Interpretation • April 5 • Friday • 8:00pm
Ever seen the sound of a slamming door translated into American Sign Language? Our lightning-fingered ASL Interpreters enliven this performance with detailed, expressive interpretation. ASL users enjoy reserved seating and discounted tickets, but all are welcome to experience a brand new way to see Midnight Radio!

Foley & Sensory Workshop • April 11 • Thursday • 6:45pm
Come to the theater early to experience the Foley equipment hands-on! Learn how to make flying monkeys howl and houses fall on witches as you get to play with the equipment we use to bring the story to life through sound. The cast of Midnight Radio’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz will be on hand to show you how. Doors open at 6:30pm and the workshop begins at 6:45pm. Free and open to all patrons (no show ticket necessary). Followed by an audio described performance of Midnight Radio’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz!

Accessibility

Accessibility icons for wheelchair access, service animals, audio description, assisted listening, large print programs, ASL interpretation, and Braille programs.

Accessible, free or low-cost tickets are available to the Thursday, March 28 performance of Midnight Radio’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The Friday, April 5 performance features ASL Interpretation. Audio description and a pre-show Foley & Sensory Workshop are available on Thursday, April 11. Other accommodations are available for all shows.

Bricolage’s space at 937 Liberty Avenue is designed for wheelchair access, featuring accessible all-gender restrooms and wheelchair seating. Bricolage offers a menu of supports including reserved seating for guests and their companions, mobility aids, comfort items for guests with sensory sensitivities, and more; making requests in the comments section while purchasing tickets helps ensure the support you need is available at your performance. Bricolage is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all. We encourage you to identify anything that would make your experience more enjoyable by leaving a comment when purchasing tickets, calling our office at 412.471.0999, or emailing Fred at fred@bricolagepgh.org.

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Meet the Cast & Crew

  • Director

    • Jeffrey Carpenter
  • Adapted by

    • Lissa Brennan
  • Performers

    • Julianne Avolio
    • Lisa Ann Goldsmith
    • Sam Lothard
    • Jason McCune
    • Nancy McNulty
  • Assistant Director

    • Connor McCanlus
  • Musical Director

    • Deana Muro
  • Stage Manager

    • Katy Click
  • Sound Engineer

    • Brendan Kepple
  • Technical Designer/Scenic Designer

    • Hank Bullington
  • Lighting Designer

    • Piper Clement
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