This costume was worn by Tiger Haynes as Tin Man in "The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical 'Wizard of Oz'" on Broadway. It consists of a headpiece (.1.1), cuirass (.1.2), left arm and right arm armor and arm harness (.1.3abc), left leg armor (.1.4), right leg armor (.1.5), shoes (.2ab), union suit (.3), and prop oil can (.4).
This oil can güira prop is part of a costume used by Tiger Haynes as Tin Man in "The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical 'Wizard of Oz'" on Broadway. It is a cylindrical tube of sheet metal with cone-shaped pieces soldered onto each long end. A rectangular hammered metal handle is nailed lengthwise to the join of the cylinder with nails. The bottom third of the cylinder has a series of hammered raised dots. When used as a percussive instrument, called a güira, these dots are scraped using a comb-like metal device to create sound.
Playbill for The Wiz. White background with yellow box at top; white background with graphic of a woman's silhouette running to the left with curved lines forming behind her. [PLAYBILL/MAJESTIC THEATRE/THE WIZ] White circular sticker on back, handwritten 1975