“The Wiz” (1979) at the Cerrito, Thursday, December 11, at 7 p.m.

See a whole new Oz, with Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, and Richard Pryor!

You’ve been to Oz before, but never like this. Come see a fantastic, reimagined musical that sees Dorothy, played by Diana Ross, transported by a snowstorm into a land that is entirely new to her.

She and her little dog find themselves in a phantasmagorical version of Manhattan. They make new friends: a scarecrow from a junkyard, played by Michael Jackson. Also a broken-down tinman from a decaying amusement park, played by Nipsey Russell. And the third new friend is a cowardly lion (Ted Ross) who has been pretending to be a statue.

The four of them have many amazing adventures and close calls with the Wicked Witch of the West, as they go off in search of the Wiz—Richard Pryor—who can grant their wishes.

“The Wiz” was a huge hit on Broadway, and then was made into this delightful film, directed by Sidney Lumet.

“The Wiz” plays once only on Thursday, December 11 at 7:00. All seats are $8.00. Moviegoers are advised to get advance tickets at the box office or online, as shows may sell out. Arriving early is a good idea, in order to choose your seat and also order delicious food and wine or beer.

Pre-show Slideshow Presentation

Pre-show video. Produced by Michael DeWitt.


Once you visit Scene, you’ll want to come again and again. It’s the atmospheric wine/food bar on the right side of the lobby–a great place to enjoy a special menu, such as panini, snacks, and salads—or have them brought to your seat while you enjoy the movie! Scene opens daily at 4:30, with happy hour prices until 6:00.