The musical The Wizard of Oz is an adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz about the adventures of Dorothy, a young girl from Kansas. A tornado sweeps away (spazza via) Dorothy, her farmhouse home (fattoria) and her dog Toto to the fantastic place of Oz. Dorothy, Toto and their house land (atterrano) in Munchkinland, the most magical place that Dorothy has ever seen or dreamed of (sognato). The people who live here are very small and proclaim Dorothy their heroine because she has landed (è atterrata) – and killed – the Wicked Witch (malefica strega) of the East, a creature that dominated the country. Dorothy is amazed (stupita), but Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, appears and explains her what has happened. Of course Dorothy would like to go back home, but the Wicked Witch of the West – sister of the dead Wicked Witch of the East – suddenly appears. Glinda defends Dorothy and fortunately the magical Ruby Slippers (magiche ciabatte di rubino) of the Wicked Witch of the West go on the feet of (sui piedi) Dorothy . Glinda reveals (rivela) Dorothy that she is safe (sicura) with the slippers. The Witch of the West leaves, and Dorothy starts travelling to find the Wizard of Oz who can help her return to Kansas. On her way (sulla strada) , Dorothy has many adventures and meets a talking scarecrow (spaventapasseri parlante), a tin man (uomo di latta) and a coward lion (leone pauroso). They are all looking for something – a heart (cuore), a brain (cervello) and the courage – and need to find the Emerald City, where the Wizard of Oz is master(padrone): he will give them what they need. …The musical got popularity thanks to the 1939 film adaptation by Victor Fleming.