We are excited for the Dec. 3 airing of The Wiz Live! As we patiently wait, PEOPLE gives us an early look at the yellow brick road foursome; Shanice Williams as Dorothy, Elijah Kelley as the Scarecrow, David Alan Grier as the Cowardly Lion and Ne-Yo as the Tin Man.

“He is a woodsman translated into the world of tin,” says Paul Tazewell, the costume designer. “It’s much more literal to work clothing than it is created out of a patchwork of metal. And it’s topped off with a tree-worker’s metal hat.”

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Watch Williams as she opens up about working with cast mates like Mary J. Blige and Stephanie Mills, The Wiz‘s original Dorothy.

Check out the gallery for more of the cast of The Wiz Live!

Others to star in The Wiz Live! are Queen Latifah, Common, and a rumored Beyoncé.