‘Because of the wonderful things he does’
Magical moments will abound when 45 children ages 5 to 13 from the Sierra Tahoe Youth Theater Workshop present their production of “The Wizard of Oz” on Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28, at the South Tahoe High School Theater.
Showtimes are at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children and will be available at the door 30 minutes prior to showtime.
Jessica Uibel as Auntie Em and Kellen Gronwold as Uncle Henry are worried about Dorothy, portrayed by Angelee Brown, who becomes trapped in a cyclone created by a group of talented dancers from the cast. Twenty-six adorable munchkins, a munchkin city council, and Glinda, the good witch portrayed by Chandler Morgenstern, greet Dorothy when she lands in the enchanted land of Oz.
Jayme Ringenberg plays Toto, who accompanies Dorothy on her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz, where she meets the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion and of course the Wicked Witch of the West, portrayed by Riley Chapman, Ian Slater, Jack Percival and Drew Norberg, respectively. Other cast members portray the talking trees and the winged monkeys. The great Oz is portrayed by Hunter Turney and Megan Mize is the Gatekeeper for the Wizard.
The director/choreography team of Liz Niven and Marcia Sarosik decided to provide scholarships for the two-week workshop to participants whose homes were lost or damaged in the fire and proceeds from ticket sales will be used for fire victims.