The Virginia Stage Company (VSC)/Norfolk State University (NSU) collaboration on the production of The WIZ at the Wells Theatre has proven to be a hit this spring. The VSC/NSU joint venture is a rekindling of the 1974 stage hit The Wiz which was an Afrocentric interpretation of the famous movie The Wizard of OZ, that […]
When L. Frank Baum published his classic novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” in 1900, he likely had no idea that the subsequent 1902 Broadway musical adaptation, “The Wizard of Oz,” would one day receive frequent productions featuring exclusively African-American casts. The latest local rendition, jointly staged by Norfolk State University and the Virginia Stage […]
The New Journal and Guide hosted an Appreciation Night at the Wells Theatre on April 15 for staff and community volunteers. Following a pre-show reception in the front lobby, the group enjoyed the dynamic performance of The Wiz, featuring the NSU Theater Company and the Virginia Stage Company. The show continues through April 30.