the overture ends, Dorothy rushes in, troubled by an encounter with MISS GULCH, AUNT EM, UNCLE HENRY and the three farmhands
- HICKORY, ZEKE AND HUNK - are too busy to truly listen to Dorothy's rantings. Aunt Em dismisses Dorothy, who begins
to daydream of a place where there "isn't any trouble" (Over The Rainbow). Miss Gulch rides away
on her bicycle with an order fro the sheriff to take TOTO away from Dorothy. Dorothy decides to run away to protect
her dog. Back on the farm, all are preparing for a coming tornado. Before Dorothy can find anyone, she realizes
that the house is in the air. The storm ends abruptly and Dorothy and Toto enter a vivid Technicolor world, very aware
that they are "not in Kansas anymore". They are greeted by GLINDA, the Good Witch of the North, who tries
to make sense out of this extraordinary situation. Reassured of their safety, the MUNCHKINS come out of hiding. Everyone
recounts the events that brought Dorothy to Munchkinland and they rejoice at the death of the WICKED WITCH OF THE EAST. The
joyous celebration is interrupted by the arrival of the WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST. When The Wicked Witch finally exits,
Glinda suggests that Dorothy find her way to the Emerald City for her own safety, so she heads down the Yellow Brick Road.
On the way, she meets a SCARECROW, a TIN MAN and finally a LION. The Wicked Witch, determined to get Dorothy's ruby
slippers, sends the JITTERBUGS to make Dorothy dance until the shoes fall from her feet. Her evil plan fails, and the
friends arrive at The Emerald City. ThE OZIANS protect Dorothy, and while waiting for the GUARD to announce their presence
to the Wizard, the friends fantasize about what life will be like after their wishes are granted. During their very
intimidating audience with the WIZARD OF OZ, Dorothy and her friends are challenged to bring the broomstick of the Wicked
Witch back to The Wizard. During their attempts to do this, they are attacked by the WINGED MONKEYS, but ultimately the brave
friends (led by Toto) succeed in escaping and putting an end to the Witch. Returning to The Wizard, Toto reveals the
"Great Oz" to actually be a fraud, just a simple man masquerading, who, despite his humbleness, offers great wisdom
to The Scarecrow, The Lion and The Tin Man. Yet, Dorothy wishes to return home to Kansas, and finally Glinda shows her
that she has had the power all along... "There's No Place Like Home".
Music and Lyrics of the MGM Picture Score by Harold Arlen and E.Y.
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
THE TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, NEW YORK CITY