This modern day film brought out the jazzy sing along vibe down a yellow brick road with an all African American cast. Starring in the film were big time nominee and winners in the world that included Elijah Kelley, Uzo Aduba, singer Common, writer/singer Mary J Blige and Ne-Yo, rapper Queen Latifah, and supporting actresses Amber Riley, Shanice Williams, Stephanie Mills, and Uzo Aduba. The main dancers were Amber Riley (Addaperle), Shanice Williams (Dorothy), Ne-Yo (Tin Man), and David Grier (Cowardly Lion). All the choreography and movements w...
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...ancers because I never witnessed any of the sweat or get tired during the performance. The film aired for three hours, which for non dancers or professionals, is a very long time. However, the musical theatre was filled with ambition and the excitement of the cast while on stage will never be forgotten.
Overall, I was impressed with the film because I felt like the incorporation of today’s dances made the Broadway show different from the original wiz film. I loved all the dancers and I enjoyed how well each of them could sing. Throughout a few of the pieces, I could see some of the jazz turns that we do today in the studio and how they had to work to achieve them. I also liked the fact the cast were all African American because it brought a different culture on stage than that of the 1975 film. The Wiz live is most definitely a show that I would watch all over again.
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