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Director Sidney Lumet
Year 1978
Starring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and Nipsey Russell
Run Time 134min
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18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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Sponsored by Austin's greatest music store, End of an Ear Records, and Austin's most essential vintage furniture and decor store, Room Service.

Sidney Lumet directs this version of the classic story, based on the smash Broadway musical.

In it Dorothy is now a shy 24-year-old Harlem kindergarten teacher played by Diana Ross. If that doesn't instantly make you curious enough to catch this insanely bonkers adaptation maybe the rest of the synopsis will: A snowstorm brings her to the mysterious Land of Oz; a sprawling, decaying, nightmarish, and dangerous megalopolis that resembles the physical characteristics of New York City.

Co-starring the late King of Pop Michael Jackson as the Scarecrow and Nipsy Russell as the Tin Man, THE WIZ is about as original and crazy as a musical version of THE WIZARD OF OZ can be.

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