This Thursday, as a part of the Flickin' Summer Movie Series at the Gusman Center, catch Michael playing the Scarecrow to Diana Ross's Dorothy in The Wiz, a soul-infused take on The Wizard of Oz set in New York City. In this version from 1978, the old, drawn-out soundtrack gets a funky twist that'll have you wanting to "ease on down, ease on down the roooaaad" with Dorothy and her crew. If you haven't seen the film, we won't ruin the ending but Michael does finally get a brain. The film begins at 7 p.m., followed by an onstage dance party that'll get you easing down your own imaginary yellow brick road.
Thu., Sept. 3, 7 p.m., 2009