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The Wizard of Oz, subtitled Live Australian Cast Recording is a cast recording of the 2001 Australian production of the stage musical The Wizard of Oz, featuring Nikki Webster. It was nominated for the 2002 ARIA Award for Best Cast or Show Album.


In 2001 an Australian musical theatre staging of The Wizard of Oz, an adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz toured the country. It was directed by Nancye Hayes with Peter Casey as musical director. It ran from November 2001 until December 2002 and featured Nikki Webster as Dorothy.

The Wizard of Oz was first staged at the Lyric Theatre in Pyrmont, New South Wales before moving to the Regent Theatre in Melbourne, VIC then onto the Lyric Theatre in South Brisbane, Queensland.


  • Nikki Webster - Dorothy
  • Kane Alexander - Scarecrow (NSW)
  • Derek Metzger - Scarecrow (VIC, QLD)
  • Philip Gould - Tinman
  • Doug Parkinson - Cowardly Lion
  • Bert Newton - Wizard of Oz
  • Delia Hannah - Glinda (NSW)
  • Patti Newton - Glinda (VIC, QLD)
  • Pamela Rabe - Wicked Witch
  • Tony Geappen - Uncle Henry


The original cast recording was released in 2001 through BMG Australia.

Track list:

  1. Overture
  2. Over the Rainbow
  3. Cyclone
  4. Come Out Come Out
  5. It Really Was No Miracle
  6. We Thank You Very Sweetly
  7. Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead
  8. As Mayor of the Munchkin City
  9. As Coroner I Must Aver
  10. Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead (Reprise)
  11. Lullaby League
  12. Lollipop Guild
  13. We Welcome You to Munchkinland
  14. Follow the Yellow Brick Road - You're Off To See The Wizard
  15. If I Only Had a Brain
  16. We're Off To See The Wizard (Duo)
  17. If I Only Had a Heart
  18. We're Off To See The Wizard (Trio)
  19. Lions, Tigers And Bears
  20. If I Only Had the Nerve
  21. We're Off To See The Wizard (Quartet)
  22. Out Of The Woods
  23. Entr'acte
  24. Merry Old Land Of Oz
  25. If I Were King of the Forest
  26. Jitterbug
  27. Witchmelt
  28. Curtain Calls
  29. Over The Rainbow (Reprise)

Webster released "Over the Rainbow" as a single along with another song, "The Best Days". The double A side single peaked at #21 on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified gold.

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