Aug 12-15, 2021
(includes matinee performances at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday)
based on the book by L. Frank Baum. Adapted for the stage by John Kane. Music & Lyrics by Herbert Stothart, Harold Arlen and E.Y. "Yip" Harburg
Directed by: Gabrielle Wittenberger
L. Frank Baum's classic novel comes to life in The Wizard of Oz. This faithful adaptation by the Royal Shakespeare Company features all the most beloved songs and moments from the 1939 classic film, brought to life onstage. Young Dorothy Gale is swept away by a tornado from her Kansas farm to the magical land of Oz. There, she encounters a host of whimsical characters: good witches, bad witches, animals that talk, scarecrows that walk, and things magical to behold. To find her way home, she must journey along the Yellow Brick Road to see the mysterious and all-powerful Wizard in Emerald City. Along the way, she makes new friends, but must also brave many dangers, including the Wicked Witch of the West, who will stop at nothing to get her hands on Dorothy's magical ruby slippers. To make it home safely, Dorothy must learn an important lesson: there's no place like home.
Dorothy GaleJillian Wells
Aunt EmNancy Luehrman
Miss GulchDeborah Tragasz
Professor Marvel /
The Wizard of OzJohn Wells
Glinda the Good Witch of the NorthMary Oxley
The Wicked Witch of
the WestKelsie Slaughter
Emerald City GuardChris Kennison
Citizens of MunchkinlandDaphne Starnes, Eva Carwile, Isabel Duren, Norah Wolters, Sophie Jones, Vyla Hamler, Lena Penserum, Morgan McElwain, Trey Ruediger, Gianna Bailes, Eva Wilson, Justina Varner, Claire Varner, Chelsea Klutho, Lysander Rutter
Teen/Adult ChorusOwen Davis, Paige Waite, Grace Gentry, Krystianna Ramos, Shawn Stock, Grace Bailes, Natalie Mendez, Samantha Brandt, Sam Ruether, John Hardin, Kira Rutter
Wizard of Oz, The Cancelled
Dear Tlt Patrons,
Due to the rising number of cases of Covid-19 and a recent exposure to our cast we, unfortunately, have decided to cancel our upcoming performances of The Game’s Afoot for November 19, 20, & 21, 2020. It is true that we are concerned with attendance numbers but most importantly we are concerned about the health of our cast, crew, and patrons.
At this time we do not have a postponement planned, but with some hope and luck we may be able to bring this show back at another date or in another season. Our current plan is to push forward for our next production of Evita in February. We will be constantly monitoring the situation in our community in order to make informed decisions about each of the remaining shows this season.
We want to say thank you to our cast and crew for their hard work and preparation for the show. We are sad that we cannot present it to you but we know this is the best decision for our community. We love Jefferson City and we want to make sure we are doing what we can to stop the spread of this illness. Thank you to everyone for your continued support of The Little Theatre and the arts in Jefferson City.