Not sure if this 1978 hit falls squarely into Christmas or Halloween, but it is definitely a holiday classic as audiences “Ease on Down the Road” with a cast of superstars including Diana Ross as Dorothy, Michael Jackson as the scarecrow, Lena Horne as Glinda the Good Witch, and Richard Pryor as The Wiz. But that is only a small taste. You can easily play spot the superstar as Robin Givens, Quincy Jones, Luther Vandross and more all make uncredited appearances. Directed by Sidney Lumet, The Wiz was originally a Tony award-winning play that captivated audiences as it reimagined Dorothy as a Black girl from Harlem and Oz as a scary and wonderful downtown Manhattan.
Humanoid crows, flamboyant prostitutes, motorcycling monkeys, deadly trash cans (that will eat you!), bone rushing pillars, crazy peddlers, and numbers runners are just a few of the out-of-the-box attractions this wizarding world brings. Don’t watch alone.