THE WIZ Tony Winner Presented By Stage Aurora

April 13
11:16 AM 2012

THE WIZ Tony Winner Presented By Stage Aurora 

Ease on Down the Road with THE WIZ

for Mother's Day

at Stage Aurora!

Winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical

Stage Aurora Theatrical Company announced its upcoming production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, The Wiz. Opening on May 11 and running through May 13 (MOTHER'S DAY)

THE WIZ will feature Darryl ReuBen Hall as THE WIZ with Direction by Roumel Reaux (Broadway company), Choreography by Prince Rod; Music Direction by Jason Alexander, and Props by Ricky Hesson. Performances will take place at the Stage Aurora Performance Hall located at 5188 Norwood Avenue inside Gateway Town Center.

Winner of 7 Tony awards, this beloved Broadway musical sets Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul. The Wiz first appeared on Broadway in 1974 and was written by William F. Brown with Music and Lyrics by Charles Smalls featuring such classic songs as "Ease On Down the Road", "Home", and "Everybody Rejoice."

The cast of over 30 features Brendy Merricks (Dorothy), Damien Lamar, Gregory Pittman, Seth Ward, Sam Brown, Patrick Johnson, Alease Kelly (Glinda/ Auntie Em); Toni Diamond-Bingham (Evillene), Adrenia Kemp, Amahre Palmer, Angele Dubin, Bianca Petty, CAl Jackson, Cris Carter Wright, Gail Leonard, Jayla Royal, Kathy Surcey, Lauren Harrell, Lolita Jennings Flagg, Mark Williams, Jr.; Michelle Kronen, Roxann Hilbert, Staci Anderson, Wilfred 'Dubbie' Reddick; Zahria Womack, with Dancers: Shirley Adonis, Amber Miller, Tiffany Wright, Ryan Thomas, and Patricia Winn.

4 Performances ONLY:

Friday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 12 at 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 12 at 6:00 p.m. and

Sunday, May 13 at 3:00 p.m. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

"Radiates so much energy you can hardly sit in your seat...great fun." -

The New York Post

"A virtual musical circus...driving rhythms, soaring songs...boisterous, exuberant." -


Tickets are $15/ Students and Seniors with proper I.D.; $15/ Advance and $20/Door for General Public

For more information, please call Stage Aurora Theatrical Company at (904) 765-7372 / (904) 765-7373 or visit online at or Additional ticket outlets include Brothers 2000 (Gateway Mall).



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Beau Higgins Currently spending his time between New York and Florida, Beau was born to a theatrical family in Brooklyn. He studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and at HB Studios. He studied theater singing with Julia Sperratore and Helen Gallagher. Beau later taught drama at the Lincoln Center Square for the Arts. It was at this time Beau began working with the Theater Development Fund and helped found New York's famed HALF PRICE TICKET BOOTH. Early in his career, Beau was screen tested and contracted for Warner Brothers. He co-hosted, an early cable variety series on Manhattan's Teleprompter channel. At this time he directed the Johnny Specca musical, SEX IS..? at the Lincoln Center Library Theater. Beau has performed Off-Broadway in FAT FELL DOWN, The Comic Strip Theater's LITTLE LULU AND THE INVISIBLE INK and WILL THE REAL ZOOPERMAN PLEASE STAND UP. Around the country he has delighted audiences with his performances in ANYTHING GOES, THE APPLE TREE, GUYS & DOLLS, and HELLZAPOPPIN! He sang for New York audiences at such cabarets as The Duplex and Upstairs at the Downstairs. He has had numerous television appearances but is most proud to have been a winning contestant on the game shows JACKPOT and THE $20,000 PYRAMID.


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