The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

October 9 - October 25, 2009

Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Ave Northbrook, IL 60062

Little Dorothy Gale of Kansas, like so many girls her age, dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy's imagination.

Featuring the songs Over The Rainbow, Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead), If I Only Had A Brain, If I Only Had A Heart, If I Only Had The Nerve , We're Off To See The Wizard (Follow The Yellow Brick Road), The Jitterbug, The Merry Old Land of Oz Poppies (Optimistic Voices) and If I Were King Of The Forest.

This production uses as much of the aura of the film as is possible to create in a modern theatre, while it strives to look and sound just like the famous film, in telling the story.

Put a smile on everyone's face and come enjoy the classic family musical, THE WIZARD OF OZ!

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 by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Based upon the Classical Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.


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Cast Members:

Dorothy Gale - Erin McDonough

Scarecrow / Hunk - Mark Komiskey

Tin Man / Hickory - Dave Lemrise

Cowardly Lion / Zeke - Ira Rosenthal

Wicked Witch / Almira Gulch - Laural Reinhart

Glinda - Janelle Coats

Professor Marvel / Wizard of Oz - Max Rubin

Auntie Em - Krista Koutsis

Uncle Henry / General Winkie - Cliff Berman

Palace Guard - Jorge Bermudez

Nikko - Zachary Schiffman

Winkies - Jorge Bermudez, Matthew Evans, Derek Nelson, Max Rubin, Greg Winston

Featured Dancers - Annie Jo Fischer, Marissa Hockfield, Sarah Makkawy, Gretchen Peters

Ensemble - Jorge Bermudez, Deborah Bloom, Matthew Evans, Annie Jo Fischer, Marissa Hockfield, Jaye Hunt, Avis Lloyd Kimbel, Sarah Makkawy, Derek Nelson, Gretchen Peters, Laila B. Hermano, Greg Winston

Munchkins - Danny Brodson, Rebecca Cary, Lily Kawer, Cassidy Lemrise, David Silvert, Jaden Levine, Jenna Makkawy, Rachel McKeag, Dana Munro, Natalie Papazian, Zachary Schiffman, Leah Weiss, Jillian Wolfe

Toto - Mimi Lloyd-Kimbel

Production Staff:

Executive Producer - Bradley A. Rose

Producer - Ira Rosenthal

Producer - Gretchen Peters

Associate Producer - Matthew Evans

Director - Catherine Davis

Musical Director - Claire Birmingham

Choreographer - Peter Rasey

Set Designer - Frank Rose

Technical Director - Rich McMillan

Stage Manager - Leslie DeCarl

Lighting Designer - Kurt Ottinger

Sound Designer - Ryan Gabel

Costumer - Kathy Bruhnke

Assistant Director - Lauren Friedman

Makeup Artist - Jess Gabel



Performances

  Oct 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 at 8pm
  Oct 11, 18, and 25 at 2pm
  Appropriate for everyone of all ages.
  Approximate running time 2 hours.