Production 4 – Wizard of Oz

As the play begins, a cyclone lifts Dorothy Dale and her pet cow, Imogene, from their farm in Kansas to Oz, a fairy garden. When the Kansas farmhouse crashes from the sky it kills the cruel witch who for so many years has ruled so despotically over the Munchkins–inhabitants of Oz. The Munchkins are now free. In gratitude the good witch of Oz presents Dorothy with a ring which has the power to grant two wishes. To test the ring, Dorothy wastes her first wish on a trifle. But she has saved her second wish to bring Scarecrow back to life. The latter complains that he has lost his brains, that the only person able to restore them to him is the Wizard of Oz. And so, Dorothy and the Scarecrow go off in search of the Wizard. On the way they meet and are joined by the Tin Woodsman who is on the hunt for his heart, which was lost when he fell in love with Cynthia. The three go through various episodes and adventures, but in the end they do manage to find the Wizard. Thus Scarecrow gets back his brains, and the Tin Man his heart–much to the delight of little Dorothy.

Cast:

  • Dorothy: Audrey Anthony
  • Scarecrow: Eliana Ebner
  • Lion: Sam Rodgers
  • Tin Man: Paul Butterfield
  • Toto: Mekenzie Dumont
  • Wicked Witch: Sofia Casey
  • Glinda: Lily Berlinger
  • Auntie Em: Cora Churchill
  • The Wizard of Oz: Bodil Loonen
  • Uncle Henry: Frank Giesen
  • Professor Marvel: Jackson Graeber
  • Miss Gulch: Jenna Rissi
  • Hickory: Mason Bartlett
  • Zeke: Ashton Thompke
  • Hilda the Farmhand: Ella Domingo
  • Nikko (Flying Monkey Leader): Miriam Brownell
  • Mayor of Munchkinland: Henry Martin
  • Coroner of Muchkinland: Brady Anthony
  • Barrister of Munchkinland: John Paul Rodgers
  • City Father of Muchkinland: Charlie Eggleton
  • Lollipop Guild: George Martin, Ajay Lamuth, Ty Winchell, Augustus DuFresne
  • Lullaby League: Kelsey Vollink, Danielle Arend, Aubrey Tarkiewicz, Aubrey Dysinger, Olivia Scalf, Layne Churchill
  • Flying Monkeys: Lucy Giesen, Rykin Nelson, David Buczynski,Zakiah Lothamer, Julia Faber
  • Crows: Delaney Lampkin, Ava Belle Kipp, Brielle Belcher
  • Apple Tree 1: Kaylynn Mallernee-Drumm
  • Apple Tree 2: Anastasia Warner
  • Apple Tree 3: Isabelle DuFresne
  • Cat: Reegan Lehmann
  • Guard of Oz & Ozian: Alivia Fairley
  • Oz Woman: Hallie Machalka
  • Doorman of Oz & Ozian: Camille DeCola
  • Winkle Leader: Aidan McPartlin
  • Jitterbugs: Adrienne Dysinger, Amelia Monaweck, Zadie Zuehlke, Addyson Groeneveld, Milena Sofia McDonald, Margaret Rodgers, Emily Graham, Violet Holbrook, Emily Lemon, Josephine Kidder, Elizabeth London, Alicia Collins, Piper Balmer, Mary Claire Davis, McKenzie Albaugh
  • Munchkins: Ada Winchell, Maya Scalf, Reegan Lehman, EllieJaconette, Robbie Lampkin, Aiden Ferrell, Gianna DeCola, Emma Rose Smith, Annabelle Davis, Autumn Thompke, Seth Hampton, Charlotte Bush, Tobias Askew, Izabella Hills, Adriana Domingo, Ariana Russell, Matilda Hampton, Grace Scott, Luke Bierbaum, Graham Askew
  • Ozians: Bella Rupp, Ben Baker, Andrew Root, Rachel Luzadder, Makayla Bailey, Lilyanne Mooney, Sara Marina Parker, Rachel Snyder, Abby Ellis, Lauren Malloch
  • Winkles: Riese Domingo, Brayden Snyder, Noah Burrows, Cooper Gardner, Andrew Larson

Production Team:

  • Program Director: Candi Putnam
  • Producer: Allison Ebner
  • Artistic Director/Choreographer: Hilary Anthony
  • Music Director: Marge Smith
  • Technical Director/ Designer: Michael Peck
  • Master Builder: Kathy Seifert
  • Costume Designer: Jennifer Butterfield
  • Assistant Producer: Drea Smith
  • Sound: Chris Rupp, Amy Smith, and Andrew Warriner
  • Light Design and Operator: Kim Mattis
  • Stage Manager: Kristen Holbrook
  • Property Managers: Kathy Seifert and Beth Brownell
  • Assistant Video Editor and Operator: Drea Smith
  • Directors Assistants: Kayla Langford, Isabel Saville, Andrew Warriner, Drea Smith
  • Backstage Crew: Drea Smith ,Shiela Miklusicak, Darren McDonald, Isabel Saville, Nyle Rosenbaum, Kayla Langford, Kris Tarkiewicz, Keegan Elliott , Larry Dingee
  • Munchkin Assistants: Melissa Winchell, Krista Bierbaum, Cindy Langford, Joanne Davis, Alaina Smith, Jen London, Kim Lehman, Shiela Miklusicak
  • Munchkin Mentor: Morgan Miklusicak
  • Makeup Coordinator: Sara Vollink
  • Bio Board: Joanna Tarkiewicz and Jen London
  • House Manager: Ron Vollink Set Builders/painters – Nyle Rosenbaum, Kris Tarkiewicz, Darren McDonald, Eric Ebner, Milan Lemon, Angie Belcher, James Nelson
  • After Glow Coordinator: Sara Rodgers
  • Cast Party Coordinator: Sara Ellis
  • Cast Party Assistants: Diana Wade, Samantha Shoup and parents
  • Photographer: Lisa Middleton
  • Technical Assistance: Bob Veramay, Kim Mattis, Eric Ebner, Shiela Miklusicask
  • Flower and Photo Sales Coordinator: Julie Machalka
  • Bio and Well Wisher Coordinator: Amy Smith
  • Box Office: Bob Veramay and Jodi Haywood
  • Audition Assistants: Beth Smith, Cindy Langford, Jennifer Butterfield, Drea Smith, Kayla Langford, Morgan Miklusicak, Shiela Miklusicak, Jeanne Mattis
  • Costume Assistants: Sharisse Lothamer, Becky Gardner, Amy Smith, Kayla Langford, Cindy Langford, Faye Bartlett, Amber Dingee, Rochelle Groeneveld, Candi Putnam, Brady Anthony, Joanna Tarkiewitz, Stacy Russell, Corrinne Domingo, Layla Tucker, Zakiah Lothamer, Deitre Hampton, Krista Bierbaum, Melissa Winchell, Robyn Murphy, Holly Irish, Aimee Lemon, Jen London, Marge Faber, Stacey Giesen, Judy Baum, Sue Boley, Cecilia McCaleb, Shirley Coulter, Daryl and Diane Hawthorne, Jeanne Mattis, Sonja Amting, Sheila Miklusicak, Alex Dubois, Kathie Boyer, Debbie Culver, Randy Lake
  • Program: Jennifer Rupp, Jodi Haywood

Show Dates: October 15, 16, 17, 18 of 2015