I got to see Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz at the Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts yesterday and it amazes me how each time I see a version of the story I pick up on something new. This production cleverly combines the classic lyrics from the movie with new songs to enjoy.
Some of the classic lyrics are the optimistic voices that occur before the beloved four characters enter the Emerald City.
You’re out of the woods
You’re out of the dark
You’re out of the night
Step into the sun
Step into the light
Keep straight ahead for the most glorious place
On the face of the earth or the sky
Hold onto your breath
Hold onto your heart
Hold onto your hope
March up to the gate and bid it open
Some of the new lyrics from the song “Already Home” include the reminder that “home is a place in your heart” but sometimes “we have to finish to begin” and “we have to lose before we win.” Enjoy the journey and step into the light!