“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”
“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, who 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 Wife, Mother and a Star. 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
The New York Reel (Instrumental)
Use Your Talents / Paul Jones (Ballroom Dance) (Instrumental)
Where Is A Woman Needed Most (Instrumental)
The Vision (Marriage Proposal) (Instrumental)
Act 2 Entr’acte / Orchestrations
LADY OF STAGE and SCREEN(Billie Burke) (Instrumental)
CURTAIN CALL The Show of Life Reprise
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Douglas C. Stewart / Richard D. Pelton… / Contract (Music/Lyrics) Agreement
A L L R I G H T S R E S E R V E D
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