The Wizard of Oz Opening Day!

Provision Theater’s Theatre for Young Audience’s production of The Wizard of Oz opened yesterday! Congratulations to the cast and crew! You can see the Wizard of Oz every Saturday at 10am and 12pm now through June 5th. Purchase tickets here.

And Mom and Dad, don’t forget about Provision Theater’s Summer Camp! This musical theatre based camp is for kids ages 5-11 and teens ages 12-16 who are interested in taking the stage…whether it’s for the first time or the 100th time. Learn more about Provision Theater’s Summer Camp here or join us after the 10am performance of The Wizard of Oz on Saturday, May 14 for a special Summer Camp workshop preview!

Dorothy sings "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"

"Are you a good witch, or a bad witch?"

"We welcome you to Munchkinland!"

Follow the yellow brick road!

Provision Theater Presents; The Wizard of Oz

Provision Theater’s Theatre for Young Audiences program is thrilled to announce The Wizard of Oz, opening Saturday May 7th!

You and your children will be delighted and entertained as you watch the magical adventure of young Dorothy and her dog, Toto, in the magical Land of Oz. When a tornado strikes her Kansas farm, Dorothy and Toto are transported to a mysterious world. Upon exploration, Dorothy meets a colorful assortment of Munchkins and the Good Witch, Glinda; they introduce her to OZ and send her off to the Emerald City to ask the Wizard of Oz to help her find her way back to Kansas. As Dorothy begins her journey, she teams up with the Scarecrow–who wants a brain, the Tinman–who is looking for a heart, and the cowardly Lion–who is seeking courage. This quartet’s adventures lead them to learn that they must face their deepest fears in order to help Dorothy find her way home. Come enjoy many of your favorite songs, such as “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead”, “Follow the Yellow Brick Road”, and “Somewhere over the Rainbow”. Whether introducing your child to this story for the first time or coming out to relive the joy of this classic musical, your whole family will love The Wizard of Oz!

Get your tickets here!

And as a special opening day treat, Chicago’s own Flirty Cupcakes will be stopping by Provision Theater  at 1001 Roosevelt Road between the 10am and 12pm performances with their Cupcake Truck “Big Blue!” So come see the show and get some Oz themed cupcakes…or stop by for the cupcakes and purchase a ticket for another performance!

THE WIZARD OF OZ is based on the book by L. Frank Baum, adapted by Frank Gabrielson, with Music and Lyrics of the MGM motion picture’s score by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg and background Music by Herbert Stothart.

The production will be directed and choreographed by Provision Company member Priscilla Hummel.

The cast includes Sheana Tobey (Dorothy), Greg Foster (Scarecrow), Josh Huppert (Tin Man), Kevin O’Brien (Lion), Amber Burgess (Almira Gulch/Wicked Witch of the West), Katherine Keberlein (Aunt Em/Glinda), Bill Chamberlain (Uncle Henry/Wizard), Victoria Abram-Copenhaver (Head Munchkin/Flying Monkey/Guard), Pilar Grover (Ensemble Munchkin/Flying Monkey), Eriq Oplinger (Ensemble Munchkin/Flying Monkey), Emily Page (Ensemble Munchkin/Flying Monkey), Johnny Rabe (Ensemble Munchkin/Flying Monkey), Jadyn Washington (Ensemble Munchkin/Flying Monkey), and Abbie Werner (Ensemble Munchkin/Flying Monkey).

Music Director – Amber Burgess
Stage Manager – Liz Quinn
Technical Director – John Gedeon
Assistant Technical Director – Joe Dybdal
Video/Projections Director – Kevin Chatham
Lighting Designer – Gary Echelmeyer
Master Electrician – Devin Carroll
Props Master – Joe Dybdal
Wardrobe Head – Liz Meenan
Scenic Artist – Ashley Woods

THE WIZARD OF OZ runs May 7- June 4.  Performances are Saturdays at 10 am and 12 pm.  Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $10 for children.  All purchases include free parking. Groups of 10 or more receive 10% off. For reservations, phone 866.811.4111. You may also visit http://www.provisiontheater.org

Opening Night of Wonders Never Cease

Provision Theater at 1001 Roosevelt Road was buzzing with excitement Saturday for the opening night of the world premiere play, Wonders Never Cease! We have some photos of the show and, of course, the opening night celebration!

And don’t forget to book your tickets for Wonder Never Cease, running through June 5th every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For tickets, visit http://www.provisiontheater.org.

Matt Klinger as Matt Calahan, Katie Banks as Natalie and Caroline Heffernan as Natalie’s daughter Leah, who begins to see celestial beings.

Ryan Kitley as Kemp McAvoy attempts to manipulate injured movie star Liv Hayden (Holly Bittinger) into believing she too can see angels.

After the show, the cast, crew and audience gathered for the opening night celebration.


 We hope to see you soon! And stay tuned to the blog this week for some information about our upcoming Theater for Young Audiences presentation of The Wizard of Oz, as well as information about a sweet opening day surprise!