PHOTOS: The Wonder of Oz Captured in MMS Production of ‘The Wiz’

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One of the most consistently stunning aspects of the South Orange-Maplewood School District is the high quality of the annual middle school and high school musical productions.

This year’s production of “The Wiz” at Maplewood Middle School is no different. Spectacular costumes, inventive lighting, lively choreography and great performances characterize the production. Joy Yagid’s beautiful photos of the show in rehearsal (click on any image below to see a slideshow) tell the tale.

“The Wiz” is a musical based on the books of  L. Frank Baum (“The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”) with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls and book by William F. Brown. The 1975 Broadway production won sevenTony Awards, including Best Musical. The 1978 film featured Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.

Ticket prices for the MMS production are $12 for premium tickets and $10 for regular tickets. Tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the performance or at All purchased tickets can be picked up at Will Call on the day of the performance. Email questions to

Maplewood Middle School is located at 7 Burnet Street in Maplewood. There are two remaining showtimes on Saturday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 1, at 2 p.m.

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