First is All Wound Up: The Making of The Tik-Tok Man of Oz. This hefty softcover volume of 440 full-color pages contains the complete history of the show with a generous load of images and photographs. It also includes L. Frank Baum's complete 1913 script for The Tik-Tok Man of Oz, Baum's earlier complete scenario titled The Rainbow's Daughter, a full biography of composer Louis F. Gottschalk, an account of Hank the Mule's career across the world, and more.
Next is The Tik-Tok Man of Oz Performance Script. This 114 page volume features the script I synthesized from Baum's surviving materials to create a version that can be performed today. The words are L. Frank Baum's in this two-act musical play for nine principal roles, three minor roles, and a chorus, in a running time of about 2 hours.
The third book is The Tik-Tok Man of Oz Piano-Vocal Score. Its 194 pages hold 26 core musical numbers by Gottschalk/Baum and Schertzinger/Morosco, originally written for the show. Also included are 2 optional numbers by Cowles/Wulschner and Waters/West, interpolated into the 1913 production. The music is arranged for piano.
All three volumes are offered as a set with a $10 discount of the total price.
Whether you want to act, sing, or just read about Tik-Tok the copper clockwork man of Oz, here's your chance.
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“The author has, obviously, a deep, wide, and thorough knowledge of his subject, from composer to chorus girls, and he shares it all with us in the most engaging and even-handed way. A must for anyone interested in the musical theatre in America.”
Author of The Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre; Gilbert and Sullivan: The Players and the Plays; etc.
“Shanower has achieved an extraordinary amalgam of research and presentation. Equally rich is the amount and caliber of often colorful art. The entire package is an object lesson in how to showcase and produce an entertainment memoir.”—
Author of The Wizard of Oz: The Official 50th Anniversary Pictorial History; Judy Garland: World’s Greatest Entertainer; etc.
“Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, this large format (8.5 x 1.2 x 11 inches, 3.01 pounds) paperback edition of All Wound Up: The Making of The Tik-Tok Man of Oz is an extraordinary and fascinating study — and one that is a ‘must’ for the legions of Frank L. Baum fans. Comprehensive, definitive and informative, All Wound Up: The Making of The Tik-Tok Man of Oz is especially and unreservedly recommended for personal, community, college, and university library American Theatrical History collections and supplemental Frank L. Baum curriculum studies lists.”—Midwest Book Review
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