the wizard of oz

Beyond the Yellow Brick Road – Backdrops for the Wizard of Oz 

“We’re off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz.” 

If that line has you humming, singing, or reminiscing about your younger years when you couldn’t get enough of Dorothy, her sidekick, Toto, and their three friends, Tin Man, Lion, and Scarecrow, know that you are not alone. The Wizard of Oz is a beloved story that can be found in children’s books, on the stage, and on the big screen. 

Backdrops by Charles H. Stewart has more than 40 different Wizard of Oz backdrops to choose from including the featured backdrops below. 

The Story of Dorothy and The Wizard

Dorothy, a young girl living in Kansas, is swept away when a tornado hits the home of her aunt and uncle. Through the power of the twister, Dorothy and her dog Toto are transported to the magical Land of Oz. 

It’s there that she embarks on a quest to the Emerald City with three new friends to see the Wizard, who can return her to her home and fulfill the others’ wishes. On her way there she meets a Scarecrow who wants a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who wants courage. The Wizard asks them to bring him the Wicked Witch of the West’s broom to earn his help.

During her trip to the Wizard, she encounters many challenges including Flying Monkeys and hazards set out by the Wicked Witch of the West. 

In the end, Dorothy wakes up in her own bed with Auntie Em and Uncle Henry fussing over her. While they don’t believe her fabulous tale, she doesn’t mind as she is happy to be back in her home once again. 

The Land of Oz and the Emerald City Backdrops 

From the simple state of Kansas to the opulent city of Emerald, Dorothy goes on quite the journey and our backdrops can create an illusion from one scene to the next. 

Starting on the plains of Kansas, this Farm Landscape Backdrop #2379 shows rolling farmlands with a fence, a house, and a blue sky with clouds.

Once Dorothy has set on her way to see the Wizard and meets her three new friends she travels down the famed Yellow Brick Road. Our Wizard of Oz Backdrop BD-1427-FY is a depiction of the story of the Wizard of Oz including Dorothy and Toto and friends.

Wizard of Oz

As Dorothy and friends close in on the Emerald City, the towering buildings made of the gem can be seen in the distance. This Emerald City Backdrop #2507 is a perfect illustration of the Land of Oz with a yellow brick road winding through poppy fields up to Emerald City!

As they enter the inner chambers of the city they meet with the Wizard of Oz who considers granting their wishes, with some requests of his own. This Wizard of Oz Chamber Backdrop #2508 shows an Emerald Green palace chamber where the man behind the curtain hides. It comes complete with arches, flames, and light sconces.

For a complete view of our Wizard of Oz, backdrops visit our show suggestion page on our main website.