Skylight Music Theatre presents The Wizard of Oz

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Skylight Music Theatre presents…

The Wizard of Oz

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

Synopsis Summary

The greatest family musical of all time winds its way down the Yellow Brick Road to Skylight’s Cabot Theatre! Join little Dorothy Gale of Kansas as she dreams of what lies over the rainbow. Meet the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion on a captivating journey through Oz, complete with a wizard, witches and winged monkeys that just won’t play nice. Get ready for a magical journey where we discover the importance of friendship. There truly is no place like home!

FAMILY HINT: The Wizard of Oz is 2 hours and 50 minutes long (including a 20 minute intermission) and is best enjoyed by children 4+or those who can quietly sit through a full-length movie. All persons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the theatre.

Be sure to bring the kids before the show to enjoy hot cocoa and other treats at our Skylight Bar & Bistro!

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Who’s Who

Directors & Designers

Stage Director Linda Brovsky
Music Director Leslie B. Dunner
Choreographer Pam Kriger


Character Actor
Dorothy Susan Wiedmeyer
Hunk/Scarecrow Ryan Cappleman
Hickory/Tin Man Doug Clemons
Zeke/Lion Andrew Varela
Aunt Em/Glinda Susan Spencer
Gulch/Wicked Witch Liz Norton
Uncle Henry/Guard Christopher Elst
Professor Marvel/Wizard of Oz Rick Richter
Toto Hillie (Julie Pierce, owner)
Toto Snowy (Marilyn &
Pat Pietrzak, owners)
Ensemble Peyton Oseth
Ensemble Cleary Breunig
Ensemble Shawn Holmes
Ensemble Matt Zeman
Ensemble Kathryn Hausman
Ensemble Anna Pfefferkorn
Ensemble Michael Black
Ensemble Stephanie Staszak