The Wizard of Oz Based on the book by L. Frank Baum
Adaptation, Book & Lyrics by Jim Eiler
Music by Jim Eiler & Jeanne Bargy
June 14 – July 30, 2017 Recommended for Kindergarten & Up
Playwright Bio - Jim Eiler (Adaptor)
Mr. Eiler began his career in the National Company of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, then played Omar Khayyam in the National Company of Kismet. He has appeared in many major stock productions, playing comedy leads in The Merry Widow, Peter Pan, Oklahoma and as Og, the leprechaun, in Finian's Rainbow. At the Fort Bragg Playhouse he staged the musical routines and performed in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, starring Imogene Coca and the late King Donovan. In 1985 he played Lord Brockhurst in The Boy Friend, at the Royal Palm Dinner Theatre in Boca Raton, Florida. Then in 1987 he played the Viceroy (Cyril Richard's role at the Met) in Offenbach's La Perichole in the Berkshire Opera Company production. He is the Founder of the award winning Prince Street Players, for which he wrote, produced, and directed a series of eleven children's musicals, four of which were CBS-TV Specials for which the players won a Special Emmy Award. Mr. Eiler has also written and staged a new adaptation of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera, which was produced by the Michigan Opera Theatre in Detroit, as well as a children's musical biography, Let's Play Bach. Although retired, Mr. Eiler is still available to consult with producers and directors who are mounting any of the Prince Street Shows leased from MTI.