“The Woman Behind the… Wand” ©
“ A REMARKABLE TRUE LOVE STORY”
Book, Story, Narration, and Dialog is based on the Autobiography by Billie Burke…“WITH A FEATHER ON MY NOSE”
“I think when an actress marries she should leave the stage. She cannot be happy if she is married and remains on the stage. She must care more for her art or for her husband. . . . If I ever loved a man better than I love my art, I should marry him and leave the stage. But I have never met such a man.”…..1908 “Love Watches”…Billie Burke
“GLINDA /Mrs. Ziegfeld”…“The Woman Behind the… Wand” ©, is based on the life of Billie Burke, or, as she preferred, Mrs. Florenz Ziegfeld. Its’ production concept is of a back-stage period musical, with over 22 songs and multiple dance production numbers, and is narrated by Billie Burke herself. It flashes back to the settings of Barnum & Bailey’s Greatest Show on Earth (1883), to the fabled London stage, to New York’s Broadway stage, including the Glitz and Glamour of the “Ziegfeld Follies”, and out to the world of Hollywood. Ranging from the late 1800s’ to 1939. Billie Burke revisits her amazing career and shares the riveting love story between her and Florenz Ziegfeld.
Billie Burke, whom only the avid fan of today knows by name, is known by everyone as “Glinda, the Good Witch of the North” of “The Wizard of Oz” fame. Her life of charm and graciousness did not come easy… as she often recounts the work it took to become a lady. However, she endured more than her fair share of tragedy and loss along the way, and despite her pain and suffering, she manages to emerge with the grace and beauty of “Glinda” herself, and was loved by all who knew her…And now, through the Musical, “GLINDA/Mrs. Ziegfeld”, we and the world can get to know her as well, as she meets Florenz Ziegfeld, and balances her love for him with career, family, and friends, as we become enamored with the charm, charisma, and compassion of the real “GLINDA”… Billie Burke.
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ACT 1 OVERTURE / Orchestrations
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