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The Wizard of Oz        

July 6

August 25, 2019

CST's Courtyard Theater

by L. Frank Baum
with music & lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg
adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
directed by Brian Hill
choreographed by Kenny Ingram

When it comes to producing family musicals, Chicago Shakespeare has an impeccable track record.

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

Kudos to CST for doing their summer musical with the same class and style as their Shakespeare.

AROUND THE TOWN

 

The Play

Take an unforgettable 75-minute journey down the Yellow Brick Road to the magical land of Oz, and share the wonder and delight of live theater with the young people in your life this summer. Dorothy and her trusty pup Toto encounter new friends—including The Scarecrow, The Tin Man, and The Cowardly Lion—and face unexpected challenges in the musical stage adaptation of the landmark 1939 MGM film. Be dazzled by the spectacular setting and charmed by its timeless score, featuring such cherished classics as “Over the Rainbow”—ultimately to discover that there’s truly no place like home. After the show, meet the cast in the lobby for conversation and photos. Most enjoyed by ages 5 and up.

 

WATCH & LISTEN

Video: Follow the Yellow Brick Road to summer fun!

Gallery: The Wizard of Oz

Video: "This is an amazing play"

 

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Access Program

CST looks to provide the best possible seats and service to make our facilities and performances accessible to all patrons.
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The Players

Creative Team

Brian Hill Director

Kenny Ingram Choreographer

Kory Danielson Music Director

L. Frank Baum Writer

Harold Arlen Composer & Lyricist

E.Y. Harburg Composer & Lyricist

John Kane Adaptor

Scott Davis Scenic Designer

Theresa Ham Costume Designer

Lee Fiskness Lighting Designer

Mike Tutaj Projections Designer

Christopher M. LaPorte Sound Designer

Richard Jarvie Wig and Make-up Designer

Neil Bartram New Orchestrations & New Arrangements

Bob Mason Casting

Deborah Acker Stage Manager

Cathy Hwang Assistant Stage Manager

Aaron Umsted Assistant Director/Choreographer

Kevin Reeks Assistant Music Director

Cast

Kayla Boye Kansas Citizen / Munchkin / Apple Tree / Emerald Citizen / Jitterbug / Winkie

Joseph Anthony Byrd Hickory / The Tin Man

William Dick Professor Marvel / The Wizard of Oz, through August 18

Timothy P. Foszcz Kansas Citizen / Munchkin / Crow / Poppy / Emerald Citizen / Jitterbug / Winkie

Jose Antonio Garcia Zeke / The Cowardly Lion

Marya Grandy Hunk / The Scarecrow

Jared D.M. Grant Uncle Henry / Munchkin / Emerald City Guard / Jitterbug / Flying Monkey

Haley Gustafson Kansas Citizen / Munchkin / Apple Tree / Emerald Citizen / Jitterbug / Flying Monkey

Michael Joseph Mitchell Professor Marvel / The Wizard of Oz, beginning August 21

Hollis Resnik Almira Gulch / The Wicked Witch of the West

Emily Rohm Aunt Em / Glinda, The Good Witch of the North

Aalon Smith Kansas Citizen / Munchkin / Apple Tree / Emerald Citizen / Jitterbug / Flying Monkey

Lauren Smith Kansas Citizen / Munchkin / Apple Tree / Emerald Citizen / Jitterbug / Flying Monkey

Anthony Sullivan, Jr. Kansas Citizen / Munchkin / Crow / Poppy / Emerald Citizen / Jitterbug / Winkie

Leryn Turlington Dorothy Gale

Kaleb Van Rijswijck Kansas Citizen / Munchkin / Crow / Poppy / Emerald Citizen / Jitterbug / Winkie

Jake Elkins Understudy

Michelle Jasso Understudy

Jenna Napolitano Understudy

Kaimana Neil Understudy

KJ Sheldon Understudy

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