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!
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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