During this spring's Pops season, audiences can delight in the company of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Lion from the 1939 classic film "The Wizard of Oz," when the Boston Pops presents a screening of the complete movie with the original vocals and dialogue intact, and the score performed live by the orchestra under the direction of Keith Lockhart. The complete film will play above the Symphony Hall stage as the talented Boston Pops musicians perform "If I Only Had a Brain," "If I Were King of the Forest," and, of course, Judy Garland's magical performance of "Over the Rainbow," ranked the number one song in all of cinema by the American Film Institute.
The Wizard of Oz was a technical marvel for the MGM studio in the late 1930s and now MGM has stunningly re-mastered this timeless film, with brilliantly restored images and entirely new transcriptions of Harold Arlen's lost scores. The Wizard of Oz is celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2014, and audiences today are still likely to know all of E.Y. Harburg's charming lyrics and the melodies to each of Arlen's unforgettable tunes.
Sat., May 10, 3 p.m. (kids' matinee) & 8 p.m.; Sun., May 11, 3 p.m. (kids' matinee). $24-$94; kids' matinee tickets are 50% off for kids 12 and under. Boston Pops at Symphony Hall, 301 Mass. Ave., Boston. www.bso.org
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