The musical play, "Da' Hip-Hop Wizzard of Oz" puts a new spin on the original "Wizard of Oz" by not only highlighting that one can overcome challenges in life, but showing the importance of dreaming big because goals can be attained. "Da' Hip-Hop Wizzard of Oz" has toured over the years to several cities including Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Bakersfield, San Bernadino, Rialto, Fontana, Los Angeles and Riverside and integrates humor, creativity, original music, various styles of dance and acting to convey uplifting messages including following your passions, having a relationship with God, being a good friend, not listening to negativity and being persistent.
Currently, the cast is touring the Inland Empire and will be performing at the Corona Civic Center on Oct. 19 and 20 and will close out the tour in Pomona, CA on Dec. 7. You can get tickets at lqspac.org.
The production explores hip-hop culture and illustrates the artistic ingenuity behind hip-hop music and dance by showcasing the positive attributes of the genre, but the professional, multicultural cast also performs tap, ballet, jazz, belly dance, break dancing and ballroom. Spectators will be blown away by the advanced technique demonstrated in diverse dance styles.
The Mayor of the City of Riverside, CA, "Rusty" Bailey, watched the show and said, "I loved it! My family loved it! My daughters were inspired. A must see."
Additionally, Mayor Robertson of Rialto added, "I absolutely enjoyed it!"
The writer, producer, director and choreographer of "Da Hip-Hop Wizzard of Oz," LaQuette Milner, who also plays Dorthy in the show, has overcome many obstacles during her journey that inspired her to develop this original musical play. Being faced with near death experiences including a car accident that left her hanging from a cliff and being diagnosed with fatal pneumonia, Milner did not let the tragedies she faced to hinder her, but instead, she rose above the difficulties and worked to fulfill her passion and dream to make "Da' Hip-Hop Wizzard of Oz" what it is today.
To get a sneak peak of what the show entails, check out "Da' Hip-Hop Wizzard of Oz" perform at the WNBA Sparks' game at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rERyrpXjcpI&feature=youtu.be. For booking inquiries, please email email@example.com.