THE WIZARD OF OZ @ NewArts: Newtown Musicals (a division of the 12.14 Foundation)

Music by Michael Weiner, Lyrics by Adam Abraham, Book by Marc Madnick & Eric R. Cohen & Adam Abraham, Based on a story by Marc Madnick & Eric R. Cohen

Executive Producer: Michael Baroody, M.D., Music Direction by Jeffrey Saver, Choreography by Abbey O’Brien, Set Design by Brian Prather, Lighting Design by G. Benjamin Swope, Costume Design by Kristina Sneshkoff, Sound Design by David Bullard, Prop Master: Eric Greto, Assistant Director: Sarah Jane Schostack, Stage Managers: Samantha Flint

Production Photos by T. Charles Erickson

(Reviews below photos.)

GIVE US LIBERTY SMITH! The best musical I’ve seen this season gives us George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and yes, you’re already saying, we know: HAMILTON. No, that was last season’s show, as the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and New York Drama Critics Circle have already proved. I’m talking about LIBERTY SMITH, which was recently performed in Newtown, Connecticut by grammar, middle and high school students. Let’s give Libby Smith… an A+ for entertainment. (Peter Filichia)