Full Cast Announced for THE WIZARD OF OZ National Tour
TROIKA Entertainment, LLC is delighted to announce full casting for the North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ which will launch on December 1, 2015 at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, OH.
This new production of THE WIZARD OF OZ is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic. Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, the production contains the beloved Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all of the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
As previously announced, the tour will star Sarah Lasko as Dorothy, Mark A. Harmon as Professor Marvel/The Wizard, Shani Hadjian as the Wicked Witch of the West, Aaron Fried as Lion, Jay McGill as Tin Man, Morgan Reynolds as Scarecrow and Rachel Womble as Glinda.
Featured in the production are Randy Charleville as Uncle Henry and Emmanuelle Zeesman as Auntie Em. Rounding out the ensemble are Victoria Abhalter, Danielle Behrens, Amy Button, Will Geoghegan, Beau Hutchings, Nick Morgan, Justin G. Nelson, Nick Picknally, Corey Rives, Dominick Sannelli, Jenna Brooke Scannelli, Maggie Spicer, Alex Swift, Jake Vacanti, Adam Vanek, Shannon Walsh, Kaley Were, Kyle White and Dorsey Ziller.
THE WIZARD OF OZ had its world premiere at The London Palladium Theatre in March of 2011. After a successful West End run, the production had its North American premiere in Toronto in December of 2012, and toured the US from September of 2013 through June of 2014.
THE WIZARD OF OZ will feature the same award-winning creative team from London and Toronto: Jeremy Sams (direction), Robert Jones (set and costume design), Arlene Phillips (choreography), Hugh Vanstone(lighting design), Mick Potter (sound design), Jon Driscoll & Daniel Brodie (video/projection design), David Cullen (orchestrations) and Graham Hurman (musical supervision). Animals will be provided by William Berloni.
Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts' desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for the whole family.
For full tour route and ticketing info, visit the website at: www.wizardofozthemusical.com.