A musical celebrating an unsung canine hero
and a little girl who dreamed in Technicolor.
Composer: Diana Cotoman
Librettist: Germaine Shames
A classic re-imagined. A hero brought to the fore.
Oz as you’ve never seen it.
L. Frank Baum's 1900 children's book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, paints a far grimmer picture of Oz, Kansas and life than does the better known 1939 Hollywood blockbuster. “Toto’s Oz” bridges the two. Through Toto’s eyes, all the weird and perilous worlds through which he and Dorothy pass en route to Oz, and Oz itself, are simply mirrors, and home wherever a dog can love and serve his master.
“Toto’s Oz” is simple enough to be enjoyed by children, yet holds deeper layers of meaning for teens and adults. The text underscores timeless virtues such as tolerance, loyalty and compassion.