Somewhere over in Iowa: The Wizard of Oz and Toto, too!

With a sensational cast, fantastic costumes, delightful scenery and a heart-warming story — this is a fun family musical you won’t want to miss!

The Adler Theatre in Davenport welcomes The Wizard of Oz to the stage for one night only!

January 27, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are $40.50, $53, $68 through or by phone at the Adler Theatre box office 800-745-3000

You’ll get to hear these classic songs:

Over the Rainbow
If I Only Had A Brain
If I Were King of the Forest
The Lollipop Guild
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
We’re Off to See the Wizard

You’ll see iconic characters:

Tin man
Cowardly lion
Lions, tigers and bears
The good witch
The bad witch

You’ll experience favorite scenes:

The tornado
Walking the yellow brick road
Meeting new friends
The melting witch
The reveal of the Wizard
Clicking red heels

*Toto will be played by Murphy, a white Brussels Griffon/Cairn Terrier mix with scruffy fur and an adorable underbite. Murphy was rescued on February 5, 2016, from the ASPCA in Chandler, AZ, by Lizzie Webb (music director for The Wizard of Oz tour) and was immediately welcomed into the theatre world. He has been a trusty backstage companion, a pit orchestra puppy (sleeping at mom’s feet while she plays piano and conducts shows) and within a few months of adoption he was onstage as Willoughby in Mary Poppins. This will be his second time playing Toto.

“Even though he came from the Arizona desert, he loves the mountains of Montana, where he now resides. Favorite activities include sleeping, riding in the backpack while his parents bike, running through the snow on the trails of Montana, sticking his head out of the car window, going on walks, being cuddled by people, wearing costumes, and playing fetch. He is trained by his owners, Lizzie Webb and Scoob Decker (an actor in the Wizard of Oz).” (


About the author

Meghan Cooley Meghan Cooley moved to the Quad Cities from St. Charles, IL, as an Augustana College student over 20 years ago. She left briefly after graduation and then returned to work in admissions at Augustana College. She now works on Augustana's Marketing and Communications team as the Director of Recruitment Communications and Manager of Social Media Services for Admissions and is, of course, a loyal Viking. Now a true Quad Cities transplant, Meghan lives in Rock Island with her husband, Luke (R.O.W.V.A.and Augustana grad and Modern Woodmen employee) and four boys. She loves living in the Quad Cities and finds it the perfect place to raise a family, plan a date night, and go on adventures.

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