The Wizard of Oz

No. 3 on The American Film Institute’s top 10 Greatest Movie Musicals Of All Time
In the Top 10 of The American Film Institute’s Top 100 Greatest American Films of All Time
Winner of 2 Academy Awards for music: Best Music, Original Song; Best Music, Original Score

There's no place like home

When you hear (and see!) Judy Garland singing “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” accompanied by a full symphony orchestra in one of the top three film musicals of all time, according to the American Film Institute, you’ll know you’re in a special place and time, a performance of a wondrous film and that there is no place like home.

Program Information

Film Credits


Judy Garland — Dorothy Gale

Frank Morgan — Prof. Marvel / Emerald City doorman / The cabbie / The Wizard’s guard / The Wizard of Oz

Ray Bolger — Hunk / The Scarecrow

Bert Lahr — Zeke / The Cowardly Lion

Jack Haley — Hickory / The Tin Man

Billie Burke — Glinda, the Good Witch

Margaret Hamilton — Miss Gulch / The Wicked Witch

Charley Grapewin — Uncle Henry and the Munchkins

Screenplay by

Noel Langley

Florence Ryerson

Edgar Allan Woolf

Directed by

Victor Fleming

Produced by

Mervyn LeRoy

Music by

Harold Arlen (songs)

Herbert Stothart

Film Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.


Production Credits

Producer: John Goberman

Original orchestrations reconstructed by: John Wilson and Andrew Cottee

Technical Supervisor: Pat McGillen

Music Preparation: Larry Spivack

Running Time: 102 minutes

The producer wishes to acknowledge the contributions and extraordinary support of John Waxman (Themes & Variations).


A Symphonic Night at the Movies is a production of PGM Productions, Inc. (New York) and appears by arrangement with IMG Artists.


3 flutes (2nd doubles alto and optional piccolo, 3rd doubles piccolo)

2 oboes (2nd doubling English horn)

4 clarinets (3rd doubling alto sax)

1 bass clarinet

2 bassoon (2nd doubles contra)

4 French horns

3 trumpets

3 trombones

1 tuba


3 percussion (1 drum set, 2 percussion)

2 harps (2nd harp optional)

2 keyboard: 1 plays piano/celeste, the other plays piano/synth

1 guitar/banjo (optional)


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