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Surflight Theatre to Present The Wizard of Oz Starring Violet's Emma Howard

Howard recently appeared in Roundabout Theatre Company's Violet as well as in the original Broadway cast of Matilda.

Emma Howard will star in Surflight Theatre's The Wizard of Oz.
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Surflight Theatre will present The Wizard of Oz beginning November 28, with performances through December 21. The production will be directed by Karen Carpenter and choreographed by Matt Williams, with music direction by Charlotte Evans.

The Wizard of Oz is adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company from the 1939 MGM film screenplay based on the novel by L. Frank Baum. The show features the music and lyrics of the MGM Motion Picture score by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg and background music by Herbert Stothart.

The production will star 14-year-old Emma Howard, who was recently seen in Roundabout Theatre's revival of Violet as well as in the original Broadway cast of Matilda. The cast will also include Michael J. Farina, Stephanie H. Gilmore, James Young, Kathryn Kendall, Timothy J. Allen, John H. Thyen, and Will Sevedge. The ensemble will feature Chrissy Albanese, Hannah Balagot, Stephanie Bissonnette, Jessica Crilley, Nicole Curnan, Caleb Dicke, Jessica Foster, Abigail Hartwell, Josiah Jacoby, Nadia Jewel, Isabella Moitoso, Courtney Moran, Brandon Roach, Joseph Rosario, Sharrod Williams, and Russell Zacher.

The creative team will include Steven Lee Burright (scenic design), Stacey Juengling (costume coordinator), Benjamin Weill (lighting design), Matthew Haber (projection design), Mark Keeler (sound design), and Ryan P.J. Mulholland (wig and hair design).

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