The Wizard of Oz Poster

by L. Frank Baum
With Music and Lyrics by
Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard
Orchestration by Larry Wilcox
Adapted upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by
Warner Bros.
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August 2019

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        This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations.

 


PRODUCTION TEAM

Director: Tiffany Schweigert
Choreographer: LB
Musical Director/Conductor: James Levy
Costume Designer: Fran Kapono-Kuzila 
Props Designer: Em Loper
Hair and Make-up Designer: John Hollan
Scenic Designer: Doug Schroeder
Lighting Designer: TBD
Sound Designer: TBD
Stage Manager: Kelly LaBruzzo
Asst. Stage Manager: Nicole Brewer
Asst. Stage Manager: Emilie Christian


CAST LIST

Dorothy - MaKenna Neef

Aunt Em/Glinda - Jennifer Weiman

Scarecrow - Tom Nelson

Tinman - Jackson Tomlin

Lion - David Thompson

Wicked Witch - Jennifer Coville-Schweigert

Prof./Wizard - Don Leonard

Uncle Henry/Doorman - David Stelting

Munchkin Tot - Ada Lillie Worthington

Munchkin Tot - Amelia Coville-Schweigert

Munchkin Tot - Brooke Jenkins

Munchkin Tough Guy/Monkey/Ensemble - TBA

Munchkin Tough Guy - Jonah Cartwright

Munchkin Tough Guy - Liam Smith

Monkey/Ensemble - Sam Hessman
Monkey/ensemble - Louisa Bartlett

Monkey/ensemble - Jennie Quarrato

Monkey/ensemble - Ryan Russell

Nikko/Crow - Jerry Birts

Munchkin Mayor/Winkie General - Brian Brewer

Munchkin Coroner/Winkie - Carson Tate

Munchkin Barrister/Winkie - Josh McGhee

Jitterbug Lead - Alex Grumminger
 

Crow/Ensemble - Jacob Jackson

Crow/Ensemble - Jacob Wray
Crow/Ensemble - Jacob Thomas

Male Ensemble - Hewleek McCoy

Male Ensemble - Declan Franey

Male Ensemble - Sam Wise

Male Ensemble - Matthew Santaularia

Tree/ensemble - Averey Shaw

Tree/ensemble - Zoe London

Tree/ensemble - Kara Mason

Tree/ensemble - McKenna Lewis

Tree/ensemble - Amelia Clark

Tree/ensemble - Nicole McCroskey

Cyclone Dancer/Ensemble- Lina Sattarin

Women's Ensemble - Grace Wallace

Women's Ensemble - Maddie Bragg

Women's Ensemble - Carrigan Rohach

Women's Ensemble - Elaine Watson

Women's Ensemble - Deanna Richardson

Children's Ensemble - Abby Peterson

Children's Ensemble - Tajhuana Thorpe

Children's Ensemble - Grace Taylor

Children's Ensemble - Lauren Hoestje

Children's Ensemble - Noel Smith

Children's Ensemble - Kinsley Oliver

Children's Ensemble - Kaitlyn Brewer

Children's Ensemble - Lucille Dandurand

Toto - Blair McCroskey

SYNOPSIS

Dorothy Gale, a young girl living on a Kansas farm with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, dreams of escaping her mundane life (“Over The Rainbow“). The family’s mean neighbor, Miss Gulch, threatens to impound Dorothy’s cherished dog, Toto, so Dorothy and Toto run away. They meet up with kindly Professor Marvel, who subtly convinces Dorothy to return home. Suddenly a cyclone hits, and Dorothy and Toto, seeking shelter in the house, are transported to the Land of Oz.
 

In Oz, Dorothy meets Glinda, the Good Witch of the North (who has an uncanny resemblance to Aunt Em). Apparently, Dorothy’s house has landed upon – and fatally stricken – the Wicked Witch of the East. The Munchkins, now freed from the Wicked Witch of the East, celebrate and hail Dorothy as their new heroine (“Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead/Munchkin Musical Sequence”). The celebration is interrupted as the Wicked Witch of the West suddenly appears, seeking vengeance. Unable to reclaim her sister’s shoes, which are now on Dorothy’s feet, the Witch vows to return and disappears in a cloud of smoke. Dorothy, seeking a way back home to Kansas, sets off to see the Wizard of Oz (“Follow the Yellow Brick Road”).
 

Along the way, Dorothy meets three new friends, each of whom lacks a crucial characteristic: The Scarecrow (“If I Only Had A Brain”) The Tinman (“If I Only Had A Heart”) and the Lion (“If I Only Had The Nerve”). Together, the four new companions make their way towards Oz (“We’re Off To See The Wizard”). The Witch attempts to sedate the travelers with a poisonous field of poppies, but Glinda reverses the spell with healing snowflakes (“Poppies/Optimistic Voices”).
 

The travelers, arriving at the Emerald City, are delayed by a stubborn Gatekeeper, but Dorothy’s tears convince him to relent and let them in (“Merry Old Land Of Oz”). As the group awaits its audience with the Wizard, the Lion boasts he is “King Of The Forest.” Finally, they meet the imposing and irritable Wizard, who demands the broomstick of the Wicked Witch of the West.
 

The four friends travel deep into the haunted forest. Suddenly, they encounter jitterbugs, who make them dance until they collapse from exhaustion (“Jitterbug”). The Wicked Witch’s flying monkeys swoop down, capturing Dorothy and Toto. At the castle, the Witch vows to take Dorothy’s life. Meanwhile, the Lion, Scarecrow, and Tinman infiltrate the castle disguised as Winkie guards. The foursome and Toto are reunited, but the Wicked Witch interferes, threatening the Scarecrow with fire. Dorothy, dousing the flames with a bucket of water, accidentally strikes the Witch, who smolders and melts into nothing (“Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead – Reprise”). The four friends, triumphant, take the Witch’s broom back to the Wizard.
 

The Wizard remains imperious and imposing, but Toto pulls aside a curtain to reveal a meek and ordinary man speaking into a microphone. The Wizard, revealed to be a “humbug,” nonetheless grants each traveler’s request, giving the Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Lion each a token of his newly-acquired ability. The Wizard offers to take Dorothy back to Kansas in his hot-air balloon, but the balloon accidentally takes off, and Dorothy is left alone and crestfallen. Glinda appears and explains that Dorothy has always had the power to return home. All she has to do is close her eyes, tap her heels together three times, and repeat to herself, “There’s no place like home.”
 

Back in Kansas, Dorothy awakens, confused, with a bump on her head. Reunited with all her loved ones, and relieved to learn the storm has left Miss Gulch incapacitated by a broken leg, Dorothy shares the tale of her miraculous journey, celebrating the joy and healing power of home.