How to Get Married Somewhere Over the Rainbow

By: Brandon Voss

Think of the gayest wedding you've ever seen. This might top it.

The Wonderful Wizard of Song, a new Off-Broadway musical revue celebrating the songs of late composer Harold Arlen, opened Jan. 10 at Manhattan's historical St. Luke’s Theatre. Good little show queens will already know that Arlen's classics include "I've Got the World on a String," "Stormy Weather," "Paper Moon," and "Let's Fall in Love," plus all the songs from The Wizard of Oz, including Judy Garland's gay anthem "Over the Rainbow."

The producers behind The Wonderful Wizard of Song are now offering a uniquely theatrical way to tie the knot. For a mere $350 on select dates — Jan. 31, Feb. 14, and Mar. 13 — lucky loving couples will, for starters, get great orchestra seats. Then, before the show's finale, couples will join the cast on stage, where they'll be married by a recognized New York officiant.

Immediately following the non-traditional and non-denominational wedding ceremony, the cast and live band will perform "Over the Rainbow" in the couples' honor, and a photographer will capture the special moment. 

Newlyweds will also get a group wedding photo, a post-show champagne toast for the wedding party, and a commemorative certificate documenting the wonderfully one-of-a-kind wedding.

If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why, oh why, can't you?

For more info on the Wonderful Wizard of Song wedding package, visit the show’s website.