With 2 million subscribers and 350 million views on YouTube, Todrick Hall knows how to reach an audience. Now the Broadway performer, former “American Idol” semi-finalist and internet video king is coming to Fresno’s Tower Theatre in person. Here’s a rundown:
The show: Hall’s “Straight Outta Oz.”
Based on: The “Straight Outta Oz” visual album, posted on June 23 (and already has more than 1 million views).
The format: Think of it as a new twist on the classic “Wizard of Oz,” with 20 new songs, a cast of 18 and extensive choreography.
The tour: “Oz” is stopping in Fresno in a multi-city lineup that includes Vancouver, Portland, Tacoma, Anaheim, Sacramento, Phoenix, Houston and Dallas.
Hall’s credits: He’s been on Broadway in “The Color Purple” and “Memphis,” opened the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, been a judge on “Rupaul’s Drag Race” and “Gay for Play” and has choreographed music videos for Beyonce. He starred in the MTV series “Todrick” and appeared on the 2009 season of “American Idol.”
What he says about the show: “The Wizard of Oz has always been my favorite story, and I am ecstatic to share with you my most precious creation,” the 31-year-old Hall says.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at the Tower Theatre, 805 E. Olive Ave. 559-485-9050, www.towertheatrefresno.com. $25-$35.