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OZ!

OZ!

Book By: Tim Kelly
Music & Lyrics By: Bill Francoeur
Published By: Pioneer Drama Services, Inc.
Production Date: March 20-22 & 27-29, 2009
Location: The Byng Community Theater

Director / Musical Director / Technical Director: Brandon Byng
Choreographic Directors: Linda Druckrey & Cherran Dea Rasmovicz

The timeless “Wizard of Oz” tale has been adapted into a dazzling musical. A cyclone carries Dorothy and Toto to the magical Land of Oz. When Dorothy’s house squashes the Wicked Witch of the East, she is ecstatically thanked by the liberated Munchkins and given permission to wear the witch’s powerful silver slippers. From there, Baum’s lovable characters, rubber-legged Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and Tin Woodsman, join Dorothy on a journey to meet the great Oz. While on their trek, they battle the Wicked Witch of the West, who is determined to get revenge for the death of her sister. This bright musical is charged with a bundle of wonderful songs and thrill after thrill…like the escape from the Fighting Trees and encountering the enchanted poppies. Eventually, Glinda the Good Witch helps Dorothy defeat the evil witch and her winged monkeys. The great and powerful wizard grants Dorothy’s friends their wishes and of course, helps Dorothy return to Kansas.

Original Cast:
Dorothy……………………………………………………………………..Kassandra Boehmer
Toto……………………………………………………………………………………Katie Kutska
Munchkin / Poppy / Citizen of Oz / Winged Monkey………………………Leah Wons
Munchkin / Poppy / Citizen of Oz………………………………………………Rachael Teal
Munchkin / Fighting Tree / Guardian of the Gates………….Cherran Dea Rasmovicz
Munchkin / Poppy / Citizen of Oz……………………………………………Haley Meunier
Munchkin / Poppy / Citizen of Oz………………………………………..Cortney Meunier
Munchkin / Poppy / Citizen of Oz / Winged Monkey………………….Erin Thompson
Munchkin / Poppy / Citizen of Oz……………………………………..Andrea Shamburek
Munchkin / Poppy / Citizen of Oz…………………………………………..Caitlin Johnson
Glinda the Good………………………………………………………………………Suzie Wons
Wicked Witch of the West……………………………………………………..Brandon Byng
Crow / China Princess / Winged Monkey…………………………………..Janet Koehne
Crow / Poppy / Citizen of Oz / Winged Monkey………………………..Simone Safian
Crow / Fighting Tree / Guardian of the Gates……………………………….Louis Hobbs
Scarecrow…………………………………………………………………………Linda Druckrey