Friday, September 2, 2022

Oz and the Musical: Performing the American Fairy Tale

 

Oz and the Musical: Performing the American Fairy Tale is now available for pre-order at Oxford University Press! The official publication date is December 2022, but orders will ship in late November.

In this book, I talk about how the musical makes Oz a participatory national utopian myth and how Oz contributes to the notion of the musical as an American art form.

The cover image is from photographer Carol Highsmith's America, which is curated by the Library of Congress. These ruby-slippered feet belong to Ashley Harkins, who plays Dorothy at the Land of Oz park in Beech Mountain, North Carolina.

You can learn more about the book on the Oxford website.