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An adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz" that tries to capture the essence of the African-American experience.

Director:

Susan Simmons

Writers:

L. Frank Baum (novel), William F. Brown (play) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tasha Thomas Tasha Thomas ... Aunt Em
Stephanie Mills Stephanie Mills ... Dorothy
Ralph Wilcox Ralph Wilcox ... Uncle Henry / Crow / Field Mouse / Lord High Underling
Evelyn Thomas Evelyn Thomas ... Tornado / Kalidah / Emerald City Citizen
Phylicia Rashad ... Munchkin / Field Mouse (as Phylicia Ayres Allen)
Pi Douglass Pi Douglass ... Munchkin / Kalidah / Field Mouse
Joni Palmer Joni Palmer ... Munchkin / Poppy / Emerald City Citizen
Andy Torres Andy Torres ... Munchkin / Kalidah / Emerald City Citizen / Winged Monkey
Carl Weaver Carl Weaver ... Munchkin / Field Mouse / Soldier Messenger
Clarice Taylor ... Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North
Ron Dunham Ron Dunham ... Yellow Brick Road / Emerald City Citizen (as Ronald Dunham)
Eugene Little Eugene Little ... Yellow Brick Road / Emerald City Citizen
John Parks John Parks ... Yellow Brick Road / Emerald City Citizen
Kenneth Scott Kenneth Scott ... Yellow Brick Road / Emerald City Citizen
Hinton Battle ... Scarecrow
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An adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz" that tries to capture the essence of the African-American experience.

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Genres:

Fantasy | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1983 (Canada) See more »

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Featured in Wiz on Down the Road (1978) See more »

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