Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Tuesday's Forgotten TV: The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True
If it's Tuesday, and it is, it's time for Tuesday's Forgotten Movies/TV. This week I offer the 1995 televised production The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True.
This was a charity production to raise money for the Children's Defense Fund, and starred Jewel as Dorothy, Jackson Browne as the Scarecrow, Roger Daltrey as the Tin Man, and Nathan Lane as the Cowardly Lion, among others. Quite an eclectic cast! The concert originally aired on TBS, but I saw it as a pledge special on PBS in the late 1990s. It was issued on VHS but not DVD, and it is currently out of print.
Here are the aforementioned cast members singing their characters' signature songs. Thanks! For more overlooked greatness, check out Sweet Freedom.