NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (June 26, 2018) – The D.C. GO-GO adaption of the hit Broadway show, “The Wiz,” will bring the urban-funk performance of “The Giz” to The Theater at MGM National Harbor Sunday, August 19. The musical stage play will be the first theatrical performance at The Theater and is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.
Tickets for “The Giz” start at $89, excluding applicable service charges, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at mgmnationalharbor.com or ticketmaster.com. For additional show and ticket information, visit mgmnationalharbor.com or call (844) 346-4664.
“The Giz” strives to revive the rich culture and Washingtonian history, while educating audiences about one of the area’s best kept cultural art forms known as “GO-GO” music. The District of Columbia has a large history in arts and entertainment, within areas such as the historic U St. Corridor; once known as “Black Broadway.”
The main character, Dorothy, also known as “Dottie,” is a shy 21-year-old young lady, born and raised in North Carolina, and on the cusp of attending a local community college. While celebrating her going-away-to-college, she finds herself unfulfilled in life and living a self-imposed sheltered existence. Things change for her when she is caught in a thunderstorm while taking out the trash for her grandmother. She is transported to the mysterious place called Munchkin Land (Prince George’s County, Maryland), where she learns that the only possible way to find her way back home is through the assistance of the powerful wizard named, “The Giz,” who lives in Chocolate City. As she goes searching for him, she’s accompanied by her chaperone “WB” and befriends some creatures who are facing problems in life just like her. Upon their quest, they encounter Evillene, the Wicked Witch of Waldorf. Dorothy inadvertently kills Evillene’s sister, Evermean, and the wicked witch of South East which may become her biggest obstacle in achieving her goal.
The Theater at MGM National Harbor offers an experience unlike any other in the region, providing fans the opportunity to see world-class entertainment in an intimate setting. The Theater features seven VIP suites and flexible seating designs, accommodating 3,000 guests for reserved-seating events and a little more than 4,000 for general admission shows.
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About MGM National Harbor
The newest addition to the MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) portfolio, MGM National Harbor has an unrivaled setting offering stunning panoramic views of the eastern shore of the Potomac River in Maryland. The $1.4 billion LEED® Gold Certified resort, which opened December 8, 2016, sits a short distance from Washington, D.C. to the north and historic sites, including George Washington's Mount Vernon estate across the river in Virginia. The 24-story, 308-room resort features premier amenities and experiences for locals as well as visitors from around the world including a dynamic casino with over 125,000 square feet of space that includes slots, table games and poker; a world-class spa and salon; an entertainment theater with flexible seating for up to 3,000; high-end branded retail; 50,000 square feet of meeting space; and restaurants from renowned local, national and international chefs. For more information, visit mgmnationalharbor.com or follow on Facebook and Twitter.
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