Chicago Dance Crash THE BRICKLAYERS OF OZ Preview – Hip Hop Wizard of Oz

BRICKLAYERS OF OZ
(Front) KC Bevis. (Background, left to right) Kristi Licera, Monternez Rezell, David Ingram, Zak McMahon, Porscha Spells Photo: Ashley Deran

Chicago Dance Crash puts a hip hop spin on The Wizard of Oz with their original production The Bricklayers of Oz, conceived and choreographed by Jessica Deahr with original lyrics from rapper Al Tamper, whom Picture this Post spoke with last month.

Bricklayers tells the origin story of the Yellow Brick Road in this prequel to L. Frank Baum’s classic novel. Using the medium of hip hop music and dance, Chicago Dance Crash explains how the Wicked Witch of the East exploited the workers of Oz and how they rebelled. The family-friendly production uses Oz as a backdrop to tackle the adult problems of our turbulent times.

BRICKLAYERS OF OZ
(Left to right) Kristi Licera, Monternez Rezell, David Ingram, KC Bevis, Zak McMahon, Jessica Deahr, Porscha Spells Photo: Ashley Deran

When:

Friday, 7/28 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, 7/29 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, 7/30 at 3:00 PM

Friday, 8/4 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, 8/5 at 8:00 PM

 

Where:

Ruth Page Center for the Arts

1016 N. Dearborn Ave.

Chicago, IL

Tickets:

$15 for children 12 and under

$25 for adults

Bricklayers of Oz tickets can be purchased here.

BRICKLAYERS OF OZ
KC Bevis Photo: Ashley Deran

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