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All Wound Up: The Making of The Tik-Tok Man of Oz

Shanower, Eric
Hungry Tiger Press, San Diego
Dramas, Musicals & Plays

How did L. Frank Baum, the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, create the stage show called The Tik-Tok Man of Oz? How did Louis F. Gottschalk, celebrated Broadway conductor, agree to compose the score? Who were the cast members? How did The Tik-Tok Man of Oz challenge powerful Broadway producers? All Wound Up gives the answers to these questions—and much more. In 1913, playwright Baum and composer Gottschalk set out to astound the theatrical world with a stage extravaganza. They planned stupendous special effects, such as the storm at sea and the Rose Princess born from a giant blossom. They wrote rollicking musical numbers, such as the rousing march “The Army of Oogaboo” and the lovely ballad “The Magnet of Love.” The cast included such luminaries as Charlotte Greenwood and Charlie Ruggles, with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. All Wound Up tells the story of it all.

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