The Wizard of OZ

By L. Frank Baum
With Music and Lyrics of the MGM Motion Picture
Screenplay by Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg
Book adaptation by John Kane from the Motion Picture Screenplay

Performed
June 21-24, June 27-July 1 and July 4-8, 2006
at
The Boal Barn Playhouse

Production Staff

DirectorKim Silverman
Music DirectorEric Brinser
Scenic DesignerBret Sarlouis
Costume DesignerAmy Silverman
ChoreographerKim Silverman
Lighting DesignerSusan L. Polay
Audio DesignerMike Twomley
Technical Directormicah margolis
Stage ManagerLori Howsare
Apprentice CoordinatorEric Brinser

About the Show

The Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, is 106 years old this year and shows no signs of fading in popularity. The first public performance of The Wizard of Oz took place in January 1903. The show opened on Broadway to immediate success. It played 293 performances and road companies toured the show for the next six years. In 1939, MetroGoldWin-Mayer released its movie version, a color extravaganza, which won five Academy Awards. The story has been twisted and bent in such shows as The Wiz, Disney’s Return to Oz, and most recently Wicked. Since its conception, songwriters have used references from The Wizard of Oz in songs. Any vocalist worth noting has a personal version of “Over the Rainbow.” In 2004, “Over the Rainbow” was ranked number one motion picture song of all time by the American Film Institute, and to think, it was almost cut from the movie! (The producers believed it slowed down the opening pace of the movie too much.) Growing up in Iowa, I certainly had a firm grasp on sienna winters, colorful springs, and “tornado season.”  The Wizard of Oz helped us believe that something wonderful could come from these instant destroyers of our lives, and indeed with courage, a brain, and a heart, we could find something wonderful!

Kim Silverman, Director

The Cast

Dorothy GaleAmberlee Weber
TotoRocky
Aunt Em/GlindaLaura Saxe
Uncle Henry/Emerald City GuardMercer Bristow
Zeke/Cowardly LionMark Srock
Hickory/TinmanMichael Martin
Hunk/ScarecrowMarcus Comly
Almira Gultch/Wicked WitchMartha Traverse
Professor Marvel/Wizard of OzJohn North
MayorEli Calkins
BarristerBen Moser
CoronerPierce Guillory
TeachersHeather Desorcie
Page McDonough
Lullaby LeagueJessie Brown
Ashley Lope
Samantha Mullen
Lollipop GuildNicholas Christie
Alexander Korte
Jordan Poole
MunchkinsMichaela Bojan
Adam Boone
Jordan Glover
Emma Kesidis
Caitlin Moser
Sophie Mullen
Emma Rohan
Sara Rohan
Kedrin Wilson
Tristan Wilson
CrowsLuke Edmondson
Jordan Poole
Tristan Wilson
Apple TreesSarah Gamble
Amanda Jones
Maggie Lee
Courtney Lope
Alison Morooney
Chantal Owens
PoppiesJessie Brown
Heather Desorcie
Jordan Glover
Emma Kesidis
Page McDonough
Kizzy Nicholas
Emma Rohan
Sara Rohan
Winkie GeneralLance Baird
NikkoAdam Boone
Flying MonkeysNicholas Christie
Pierce Guillory
Alexander Korte
Kedrin Wilson
WinkiesLuke Edmondson
John North
Andy Saxe
Tristan Wilson
Emerald City Citizens /
Jitterbugs
Lance Baird
Luke Edmondson
Sarah Gamble
Amanda Jones
Maggie Lee
Ashley Lope
Courtney Lope
Alison Morooney
Elise Mortensen
Samantha Mullen
Kizzy Nicholas
John North
Chantal Owens
Jordan Poole
Andy Saxe
Tristan Wilson
Rhiannon Youngbauer