The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

June 21 – August 4, 2018

There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time captivates audiences as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond. Join Dorothy, Toto, and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs. A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, The Wizard of Oz will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling Oz, complete with munchkins and flying monkeys. Don’t miss the chance to travel Over the Rainbow.

*Interpreter will be provided during the August 2 evening performance.

 

 

If you are coming from the Harrisburg, PA area, please note that Centerville Road is closed to Marietta Ave from Rt 283 thru late summer. Please take Rt 283W to the Rt 30W exit, then to the Centerville Rd exit at this time.

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The Wizard of Oz

June 21 – August 4, 2018

There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time captivates audiences as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond. Join Dorothy, Toto, and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs. A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, The Wizard of Oz will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling Oz, complete with munchkins and flying monkeys. Don’t miss the chance to travel Over the Rainbow.

*Interpreter will be provided during the August 2 evening performance.

 

 

If you are coming from the Harrisburg, PA area, please note that Centerville Road is closed to Marietta Ave from Rt 283 thru late summer. Please take Rt 283W to the Rt 30W exit, then to the Centerville Rd exit at this time.

MICHELLE BAILEY

MICHELLE BAILEY (Ensemble/Dorothy Understudy) was last seen as Patty Simcox in Grease. Favorite credits: Sweet Charity (Helene), Chicken Dance national tour (Marge), Crazy For You (Follies Girl). Michelle is a proud Canadian and graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School conservatory in New York City. Thank you to Prather Productions, the cast and crew for being so welcoming, and to her family and Noah for all of their love and support!

JOSHUA BELLAMY

JOSHUA BELLAMY (Ensemble) was previously seen in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Dance Captain), Mary Poppins and West Side Story. Regional credits: Disney’s Newsies (Albert/Specs), Guys and Dolls, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Ensemble/U.S. Lefou), Footloose, Elf: The Musical, Peter Pan (Michael Darling), Norwegian Cruiselines. Favorite past credits: Cats (Mr. Mistoffelees/Dance Captain), Rent (Angel). Endless love and thanks to God, Matthew, family, friends and YOU for supporting live theater!

KATELYN CANDIELLO

KATELYN CANDIELLO (Swing/Ensemble) Past Dutch Apple credits: Seussical the Musical, Mary Poppins, Shrek, King and I, High School Musical. She is currently working on her M.S. in Speech Pathology at New York University using her passion for the arts to help others in rehabilitation. Love and thanks to her family, friends and dogs for their never ending support.

KELLYANN COYLE

KELLYANN COYLE (Ensemble) Recent credits: Grease, Pippin (Prather Productions), Saks 5th Ave Light Show (Disney), Mamma Mia! (Pittsburgh CLO), Sweet Charity (Pittsburgh Playhouse). Special thanks to Lauren, my family and everyone involved! Point Park University ‘17 @KellyannCoyle

TOMMIELEE CRUTCHER

TOMMIELEE CRUTCHER (Ensemble) National tour debut. An AMDA NYC/LA graduate and US Air Force veteran. Regional credits: Avenue Q (Gary Coleman), Sophisticated Ladies featuring Jennifer Holliday (Swing), La Cage Aux Folles (Chantal), Tops In Blue world tours 2008 Deja Blue/2011 Rhythm Nation (Vocalist/Dance Captain), Wizard of Oz (The Jitterbug). Other credits: Dreamgirls (Jimmy Early), Gloria! (Balthazar), Red Car Trolley Newsboys (Tacks). Hey Crutcher Clan, I love you and thank you for all your support.

SCOOB DECKER

SCOOB DECKER (Ensemble/Henry/Gatekeeper/Professor Marvel/Wizard Understudy) is thrilled to debut for Dutch Apple. A native of Montana, Scoob holds a BA in Theatre from the University of Montana and is currently working towards his Master’s Degree in Integrated Arts and Education. Recent credits include Jim Bayliss in All My Sons (National Tour), Jean Shephard in A Christmas Story and Uncle Henry/Gatekeeper in The Wizard of Oz.

CHRIS DUIR

CHRIS DUIR (Hunk/Scarecrow) is thrilled to be touring with Oz! Prather Productions: Mary Poppins (Bert). National Tour: Grease (Eugene). Regional credits: Crazy For You (Bobby Child), Damn Yankees (Smokey), The Drowsy Chaperone (George), Singin’ in the Rain (Production Tenor). Singer for Celebrity Cruises and Galaxy Macau Resort. Much love and thanks to family and friends!

JAMES FRANCIS

JAMES FRANCIS (Ensemble/Lion Understudy) is a Three Oaks, Michigan native, an alumni of the world famous performing group the Young Americans and has performed and toured in over fifty countries. Favorite credits: Silversea Cruises, Princess Cruises, Working My Way Back to You (Western Canada Tour), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Pharaoh), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Beast), South Pacific (Lt. Joseph Cable), Into the Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince).

MEGAN GODIN

MEGAN GODIN (Ensemble) Tours: Peter Pan 360, Fiddler on the Roof, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Regional: Oliver and Shrek at Arizona Broadway Theatre. Seven Brides For Seven Brothers and Shrek the Musical at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre. Much love to my family and Britin.

HUNTER HENRICKSON

HUNTER HENRICKSON (Ensemble) is excited to make his debut at Dutch Apple in The Wizard of Oz! He wants to give thanks to his friends and family for all of their continual love and support, his adventuring party for the memories made and memories to come and his girlfriend KK for inspiring him with every passing day!

EILEEN JANESZ

EILEEN JANESZ (Ensemble) Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Eileen is thrilled to be a part of The Wizard of Oz! Eileen was last seen as Elmo in the national tour of Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend. Some of her other favorite credits include Footloose (Ariel), Cabaret (Frenchie) and To Kill a Mockingbird (Mayella). Thanks to friends, teachers and members of the big Janesz clan for all their continuous love and support. Love you guys!

KALIE KAIMANN

KALIE KAIMANN (Dorothy Gale) is thrilled to be on the yellow brick road! She recently played this role for the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. Additional credits: Bonnie in Anything Goes, Logainne in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Ulla in The Producers, Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Sandy in Grease, Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Minnie Fay in Hello, Dolly! She received an award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical by BroadwayWorld.com as Minnie Fay. Special thanks to her family for their love and support and Judy Garland for being a huge inspiration. *faceboook.com/kaliemkaimann

YURINA KUTSUKAKE

YURINA KUTSUKAKE (Ensemble) A Pace University graduate is thrilled to join the cast of The Wizard Of Oz! Regional: Mamma Mia (Ali Understudy/Ensemble), A Chorus Line (Connie) at the Fulton Theater. Yurina thanks her parents and Josh for their support. Yurinak.com

KIRK LAWRENCE

KIRK LAWRENCE (Professor Marvel/The Wizard of Oz) is thrilled to be traveling the yellow brick road with this wonderful company. Regional credits: Clue: The Musical (Colonel Mustard), Oklahoma! (Mr. Carnes), A Wonderful Life (Mr. Potter), Sweeney Todd (Todd). Toured internationally with Julie Taymor, Steve Reich, Penny Arcade. Love to Jamie. Kirk dedicates his performance to his father. www.kirklawrence.com

MURPHY

MURPHY (Toto) is a white Brussels Griffon Terrier mix. Murphy was rescued from the SPCA in Chandler, AZ by Lizzie Webb (Music Director). He has been a trusty backstage companion, a pit orchestra puppy and he was onstage as Willoughby in Mary Poppins. This will be his second time playing Toto. He is trained by his owners, Lizzie Webb (Music Director) and Scoob Decker (Ozian). (#montanamurphy)

MEGAN ORLOWSKI

MEGAN ORLOWSKI (Ensemble/Aunt Em, Miss Gulch and Witch Understudy/Dance Captain) Touring: Fiddler on the Roof (Liba). Regional: Stepping Out (Mavis), Fiddler on the Roof (Tzeitel), Dixie Swim Club (Sheree), Steel Magnolias (Annelle), Lend Me a Tenor (Dianne) and Peter Pan (Mrs. Darling). Megan is the author of several young adult novels. Visit MeganORussell.com. Love to her husband in search of a heart, Christopher Russell.

NICHOLAS J. PEARSON

NICHOLAS J. PEARSON (Zeke/Lion) is thrilled to bring a story of brains, heart and courage across the country. Past Prather credit: Crazy for You (Moose). Regional credits: The Wizard of Oz (Lion), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (William Barfee), A Christmas Carol (Ghost of Christmas Present), Rocky Horror Show (Eddie), Spamalot (Mrs. Galahad/Sir Bedevere). Love to Mom and Laura. Every performance dedicated to his father and brother.

EMILY PERZAN

EMILY PERZAN (Miss Gulch/ Wicked Witch of the West) Honored to be making her national tour debut. A Uhartt graduate. Regional: Velma (Chicago), Cassie (A Chorus Line), Vivienne (Legally Blonde), Maureen (Rent), Rutledge (1776), Lady of the Lake (Spamalot). Love to my family and friends. Theatre for all! IG: @mleperz

CESAR RAZZA

CESAR RAZZA (Ensemble) is thrilled to be performing The Wizard of Oz! National Tours: Sid the Science Kid, Clifford the Big Red Dog Live. Regional: Young Frankenstein at Fulton Theatre, Mike in A Chorus Line at Show Palace Dinner Theatre. Love to Nicholas, Caitrin, Apryl and all who have supported him. IG: @cesarrazza123

CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL

CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL (Hickory/Tinman) Past credits: national tour of Fiddler on the Roof (Avram/Perchik Understudy). Regional: Funny Girl (Eddie Ryan), The Full Monty (Jerry Lukowski), Lend Me a Tenor (Max), Steppin’ Out (Geoffrey) and Second Chances: the Thrift Shop Musical (Wally), for which he also composed the original score. Much love to his wife, fellow performer and Ozian, Megan Orlowski.

JACK SALEEBY

JACK SALEEBY (Ensemble/Scarecrow & Tinman Understudy) is a New York City based actor, writer, director/choreographer. Education: BFA Acting from Hofstra University. Off Broadway: Molasses in January. Regional: Peter Pan, Jesus Christ Superstar. jacksaleeby.com Follow him on the road @jacksaleeby

ASHLEIGH THOMPSON

ASHLEIGH THOMPSON (Aunt Em/Glinda) Regional: 9 to 5 (Judy), Jenny Wiley Theatre; Company (Kathy), Heritage Theatre Festival; Oliver (Nancy), Festival 56. BFA Musical Theatre, Shenandoah Con-servatory. For Allen. www.ashleighthompson.com

MICHAEL WEAVER

MICHAEL WEAVER (Uncle Henry/Emerald City Guard) National Tours: Fiddler on the Roof, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Regional: Shear Madness, Camelot, Sister Act, Greater Tuna, Christmas Story. Film: cult classic Tiki.

TRICIA ZUSKIND

TRICIA ZUSKIND (Ensemble) is a Brigham Young University music dance theatre grad, a Vancouver native and currently resides in New York. Past credits: Hairspray (Amber), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Liza), Disney Cruise Line. Much love to her husband, Mitch, and the rest of her family.

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