Friday, December 16, 2016

Ignite Theatre Celebrates Their 30th Production

Ignite Theatre presents
“The Wiz”
Adapted from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Co-Directed by Keith Rabin Jr. and Amy Osatinski
Music Direction by Brandon Bill
Choreographed by Carlos Jimenez

January 7 - January 29, 2017
Ignite Theatre celebrates their 30th production with "The Wiz" January 7 through 29 at the Aurora Fox Theatre, 9900 East Colfax Avenue.  Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Monday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m.  Tickets are $28 Adult, $26 Senior/Military, $20 Student and $25 Group (6+) and are available online at or by calling 866-811-4111.

The Wiz is the glorious seven-time Tony Award-winning musical retelling of L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" set in the context of African-American culture. With an infectious funky soul score and lyrics, "The Wiz" brings a refreshing, edgy and extremely relevant update to a timeless classic. Musical numbers include "So You Wanted to Meet the Wizard," "Everybody Rejoice/A Brand New Day" and the ever popular "Ease on Down the Road."

The cast includes Clarissa DuBose (Dorothy), Lundyn Roybal (Scarecrow), Kuraan Jones (Tinman), Thairone Vigil-Medina (Lion), Shakeya Burkhalter (Aunt Em/Glinda), Keith Jackson (The Wiz), Brittney Caraway (Addaperle), Kenya Fashaw (Evilene) and Mike Lee (Uncle Henry/Gatekeeper). Rounding out the cast are ensemble members Jordan Duran, Brea Harris, Dr. Yvonne Henderson, Susannah Horwitz, Daja McLeod, Danny Moore and Aijiana Zanders.

The 1975 Broadway production won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The musical was an early example of Broadway's mainstream acceptance of works with an all-black cast. The big-budget film adaptation by the same name released in 1978, starring Michael Jackson, Richard Pryor and Diana Ross, has since become a cult classic. A live television production of the stage show, The Wiz Live!, was broadcast on NBC on December 3, 2015, with an encore presentation on December 19 of the same year.

Ignite Theatre
"The Wiz"
The award-winning musical retelling of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz."
Jan. 7-29
Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m., Sun at 2:30 p.m.; Mon., Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
$28 Adult| $26 Senior (65+)/Military| $20 Student | $25 Group (6+)
Online at or 866-811-4111
Aurora Fox Theatre, 9900 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora, CO 80010 

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