Based on the beloved writings of L. Frank Baum, The Woodsman, an imaginative retelling of the origins of Oz's Tin Woodsman, is the story of the Tin Man, the woman he loved, and the witch that would stop at nothing to keep them apart. Through spectacular life-size puppetry and original music, the ensemble of Strangemen & Co....READ MORE...
Based on the beloved writings of L. Frank Baum, The Woodsman, an imaginative retelling of the origins of Oz's Tin Woodsman, is the story of the Tin Man, the woman he loved, and the witch that would stop at nothing to keep them apart. Through spectacular life-size puppetry and original music, the ensemble of Strangemen & Co. presents an inventive take on one of America's original fairy tales.
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“'The Woodsman' is an elemental reimagining of L. Frank Baum’s world of Oz. The spectacle is handmade, infused with breath and light." - The New York Times
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|Tinker/Munchkin||Alex J. Gould|
|The Witch/Tinker||Amanda A. Lederer|
|Nick Chopper||James Ortiz|
|Nimmee||Eliza Martin Simpson|
|Munchkin||Meghan St. Thomas|
|The Witch/Munchkin||Sophia Zukoski|
|Creator, Director, Set & Puppet Design||James Ortiz|
|Composer||Edward W. Hardy|
|Costume Design||Molly Seidel|
|Original Costume Design||Carol Uraneck|
|Lighting Design||Catherine Clark & Jamie Roderick|
|Original Sound Design||Adam Salberg|
|Music Director & Violinist||Naomi Florin|
|Producers||Robb Nanus, Rachel Sussman, Ryan Bogner, Adam Silberman|
The heart-wrenching honesty of a classic retold with the innovation of a cohesive ensemble the likes of which you can compare to Peter and the Starcatcher. The music is profound as dialogue is sparse, but breathe and a simple violin push the plot along. James Ortiz should be watched closely as his skills seem unending between direction, puppet and scenic design, along with the title role. My first Broadway HD experience and the cinematography was simple as such a small space demands. There were small moments of an unfocused camera, but it did not deter from the play.
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