The Wiz 2017  

Presented by Weary Arts Group at Appell Center for the Performing Arts


Weary Arts Group's annual production, in partnership with the York Jewish Community Center and the York Youth Symphony Orchestra (recipient of Cultural Alliance Creative Impact Awards Community Grant), of The Wiz is coming up on May 13th at 2PM and 7PM! This soulful, urban twist on the Wizard of Oz is a show that you will want to see again and again. WAG chose this show because the central theme of exploration, discovery, and friendship resonates with our mission. Also, anyone can identify with the characters... but the main reason is because the music is infectious and it keeps you moving in your seats!

When a young lady named Dorothy tries to save her dog, Toto, from an approaching tornado, she's miraculously whisked away to an urban fantasy land called Oz. After accidentally killing the Wicked Witch of the East upon her arrival, Dorothy is told about the Wiz, a wizard who can help get her back home. As Dorothy goes in search of the Wiz, she's joined by the Scarecrow, who wishes he had a brain, the Tin Man, who wishes he had a heart, and the Cowardly Lion, who wishes he was just a little braver.

York Jewish Community Center Mission Statement:

Our mission, as a premiere Jewish Community Center, is to strengthen and preserve Jewish culture, promote respect for diversity, support the State of Israel and World Jewry, and enhance the well-being of our members and the communities we serve through cultural, educational, recreational, social, wellness and child development opportunities.

York Youth Symphony Orchestra Mission Statement:

The YYSO creates a unique opportunity for elite youth musicians to learn a challenging repertoire with peers, perform in a variety of venues and expand their perspectives of what it means to be a musician.

Weary Arts Group Mission Statement:

Weary Arts Group (WAG) is dedicated to the advancement of arts education for students of all ages in the York area, as well as abroad. We believe that excellent training in the arts leads to greater leaders in all fields and careers. Comprised of artists, educators and community leaders, we recognize the power the arts has to transform a community. Through thoughtful partnership and training, we will utilize amenities offered to us by the city of York to affect the academic and social growth of our community. Building a wide range of specialty arts based classes with a “living curriculum” serves the city, county and creates a global neighborhood. This offering will allow us to be a community outreach center and safe haven for all. Arts for everyone!

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Appell Center for the Performing Arts

50 N George Street
York, PA 17401

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