Theatre by the Sea Presents The Wizard of Oz
A family-friendly production continues the company's summer season.
Theatre by the Sea continues its summer season with a production of The Wizard of Oz, directed by Billy Sprague Jr. Performances will run from July 20-August 13 with an official July 22 press opening.
Based on the 1939 MGM film, the stage musical follows Dorothy and L. Frank Baum's other iconic characters along their journey through the magical Land of Oz.
The cast will feature Devon Perry (Dorothy), Stephen Petrovich (Hunk/Scarecrow), Danny Rothman (Hickory/Tinman), Richard E. Waits (Zeke/Cowardly Lion), Maria Day (Almira Gultch/Wicked Witch of the West), Rochelle Smith (Glinda, Dog Handler), Tom Gleadow (Prof Marvel/Wizard of Oz), Barbara McElroy (Aunt Em), and Tom Roberts (Uncle Henry/Winkie General), with Dusty and Nessa as Toto.
The ensemble also includes Annabella Barks, Colin Shea Denniston , Danielle Marie Gonzalez-Quevedo, Nicolette Hernandez, Karma Jenkins, Cody Knable, Tyler John Logan, Katie Lombardo, Davis Wayne, and Josh Zacher.
The Munchkins will be played by an ensemble of local children including Calista Aguinaldo, Ian Gordon Argo, Victoria Cardi, Isabella Cardi, Brigid Fitzgerald, Catalina Grandchamp, Althea Grandchamp, Ella LaFrenier, Declan McCaffrey, Kate Rocchio, Lennon Schroeder, Emma Senerchia, Eva Senerchia, and Henry Siravo.
The creative team for The Wizard of Oz includes Marc Kimelman (choreography), Esther Zabinski (music direction), Kyle Dixon (scenic design), David Costa-Cabral (director of costumes), Jose Santiago (lighting design), Danny Erdberg (sound design), Michael Dates (wig & hair design), Stephanie Harrop (makeup design), William Berloni (animal trainer), and ZFX, Inc (flying effects).