That’s the first word that comes to mind after viewing Todrick Hall’s latest project, Straight Outta Oz, which title plays off of The Wizard of Oz and Straight Outta Compton. With special appearances from Nicole Scherzinger to Amber Riley, Todrick takes his craft to an entire new level with this latest project while incorporating themes sexuality, love, family dynamics, fame, and current events.
Over the Rainbow
Personalizing the narrative to reflect his personal life, within the first few minutes of the film, Todrick quickly introduces the theme of growing up gay as he belts out an inspirational and heartfelt ballad, Over the Rainbow. Ideas of sexuality and love play a huge role throughout the film as he takes us on an emotional journey of love and heartbreak.
Lions, Tigers, & Bears…OH MY!
Hall breathes new life into the original characters from The Wizard of Oz. The Scarecrow spits nothing but wisdom, while the Tin Man has a heart after all—a very sensitive one at that. The Cowardly Lion gives nothing but swag and confidence as hides his vulnerability behind his flashy wardrobe (or his roar). Finally, the determination Dorothy (aka Todrick) takes us on a journey down the yellow brick road as he strives to reach his big dreams in Hollywood (Oz Angeles).
Conceptually, this was an outstanding work of art that should take Todrick Hall’s career to the next level. But it doesn’t stop there—Todrick is taking this show on the road. To purchase tickets to see Straight Outta Oz live, visit www.todrickhall.com.