The first opera in the New Old Night Vale Opera House was a revised
version of the 1913 play “The Tik-Tok Man of Oz,” featuring a girl going
on an adventure, a storm at sea, several songs and a wide cast of
comedic characters. “Frank Chen” was a member of the Army of Oogaboo.
The Tik-Tok Man Of Oz - James C. Morton as Tik-Tok in the 1913 stage musical comedy written by L. Frank Baum. The children’s book and musical were a sequel to The Wizard Of Oz, Tik-Tok is a
clockwork man made of all copper, who
must be wound up with a key in order to move, think, and speak. Throughout the years since his debut the character has gone through many different representations - including a vengeful murderer in John Sladek’s 1980s satirical novel, Tik-Tok.