Hey y’all! This is Rachel Womble, your very own Glinda the Good Witch writing to you from the North American tour of The Wizard of Oz! I am so happy to be able to share a little bit of my adventure with you, as I make my way home to Bass Performance Hall this summer.
Glinda’s big song in the show, “Already Home,” is one of the brand-new numbers written by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice. It is a gorgeous musical moment where I get to teach Dorothy that no matter where you go, and what you experience, home is always there waiting for you. This is quite an applicable lesson as I spend this year travelling North America about as far away from family and my home state of Texas as I could be.
I grew up in Sherman just a little ways up the road from beautiful Bass Hall. I went to college at Rice University in Houston, and then set off for New York City to attend graduate school at NYU. New York is such a busy city, and I am really excited to perform in cities that feel a little more like home.
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I cannot wait to bring this magical show to the Lone Star State, and especially to Bass Hall this summer. I am so looking forward to seeing you, and remember, “There’s No Place Like Home!”