Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the AAAAThe Alexandria Area Arts Association (AAAA) will present The Wizard of Oz at the AAAA Theatre in Alexandria
The Alexandria Area Arts Association (AAAA) will present The Wizard of Oz at the AAAA Theatre in Alexandria. The production is set for October 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m.; and October 3 and 10 at 2 p.m.
The Wizard of Oz is the story of Dorothy Gale, a young girl who lives on a farm in Kansas with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry. When Dorothy runs away from home with her dog, Toto, a cyclone hits and she is hit on the head. This begins their journey to the Land of Oz.
Along the way Dorothy and Toto meet Glinda, the Witch of the North, the Munchkins, the Wicked Witch of the West, the Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion. The Wizard of Oz and others.
When Dorothy wakes up and realizes it was only a dream, she appreciates her family and friends more than ever.
Tickets for The Wizard of Oz are $17 for adults; $10 for children 10 and younger. For information, call the box office at (320) 762-8300; e-mail email@example.com; or visit the website www.alexandriaareaarts.org.
Dorothy Gale – Amanda Richards
Aunt Em/Glinda – Becky Byrne
Uncle Henry/city guard – Jeff Roste
Lion/Zeke (farmhand) – Ben Stoeck
Tinman/Hickory (farmhand) – Gabriel Myrin
Scarecrow/Hunk (farmhand) – Cody Saurdiff
Wicked Witch/Miss Gulch – Lindsey Johnston
Wizard of Oz/Professor – Kip Sundlee
Munchkins: Jacy Roste, Camille Johnson, Aubrey Kosters – Lullaby League; Lucas Harstad, Levi Lotti, Sean Rice – Lollipop Guild; Daintree Rensink – coroner; Madeleine Evans – Barrister; Marissa Senstad – Mayor; Maggie Pfeffer, Sierra Peters, Ki Blaser, Britt Hurlen, Alei Rehovsky, Olivia Rice, Kylee Johnson, Sarah Finley, Greta Hobbs, Joria Downing, Elizabeth Wangen, Ian Heseltine.
Trees – Sam Willard, Jack Stoeck, Lars Markeson.
Ozians – Sam Willard, Ralph Schlosser, Jodea Johnson, polishers; Emily Prestby, Brittany Rooney, Leah Drexler, beauticians; Rebekah Lotti, Marielle Wosepka, manicurists; Lars Markeson, Libby Lambert, Tori Long, Anna Peterson, Jack Stoeck, Colin Wray, Emily Bear.
Winkies/monkeys – Jack Stoeck, Winkie general; Sam Willard, Nikko, commander of the monkeys; Lars Markeson, Leah Drexler, Levi Lotti, Ralph Schlosser, Colin Wray, Sean Rice, Jodea Johnson, Ian Heseltine.
Director – Ashley Satre; assistant director – Rex Mindach; set designer – Mike Rindfleisch; sound – Lonnie Wing; lights – Mike Gimbel; costumes – Stacy Olejar; choreographer – Jackie Noetzelman; assistant choreographer – Leigh Pfeffer; vocal director – Rachel Capistrant; makeup – Diane Tomoson and Dave Christman; props – Marlys Steidl and Kay Dalthorp; producer – Mary Risner; graphic designs – Keri Mohror; orchestra director – Greg DeGier; pianist – Nathan Doege.
Spencer Brand – trumpet; Alex Blaser – oboe; Karen Erickson – flute; Linda Iverson – violin I; Sami Steidl – viola; Jody Sundlee – violin II; Travis Weisensel – cello; Shanna Thoen – percussion; Louisa Schlosser – bass; Kristina Peabody – clarinet; Peter Brackin – tenor saxophone; Bennett Freitag – trombone; Diane Jokovich – French horn.