The Wizard of Oz

by L. Frank Baum
with Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Orchestrations by Larry Wilcox
Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Based upon the classic motion picture

Directed by James P. Byrne
Choreography by Laurel Conrad
Musical Direction by Jon Goldberg

January 27 – February 26, 2012

Follow the yellow brick road in this delightful stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale, featuring the iconic musical score from the MGM film. The timeless tale, in which young Dorothy Gale travels from Kansas over the rainbow to the magical Land of Oz, continues to thrill audiences worldwide.



Dorothy Gale – Katherine Leigh Doherty*
Toto – Sofia Pilar Villafane
Aunt Em – Gamalia Pharms
Uncle Henry – Matt Spano
Cowardly Lion – Timothy John Smith*
Tin Woodsman – Shelley Bolman*
Scarecrow – Ricardo Engermann*
Wicked Witch of the West – Jane Staab*
Glinda Good Witch of the North – Lisa Yuen*
Wizard of Oz – John Davin*
Nikko, Commander of Monkeys – Elbert Joseph
Munchkin Mayor – Patrick Barron
Munchkin Coroner – Caroline Workman*

Citizens of Oz/Poppies/Jitterbugs – Alexander Cruz, Kaedon Gray, Lenni Kimec, Nellanna, Adrienne Paquin, Alycia Sacco, Matt Spano, Alan R. White

Winkies – Ally Aquillina-Piscitello, Anika Hartje, Gabriella Huggler, Katherine Jimez, Dorothy Levine, Decky Mason, Kharmiah Muhammad, Betsy Ogrinc, Joanna Rosen, Molly Stachowicz, Molly Thomas, Kimetra Thompson

Munchkins/Monkeys/Citizens – Samil Battenfeld, Georgia Branger-Klein, Camille Eliane Brown, Will Christmann, Isabelle Cotney, Aria DeMarco, Katherine Gustafson, Rowen Halpin, Hiroshi Irizarry, Leah Kostick, Surya Maya Minton, Claudia Murray, Shea Miller Novello, Julia Perry, Zoë Simone Shay-Tannas, Artemis Wheelock-Wood, Christina Xiao, Yarden Yacoby


Director – James P. Byrne
Choreographer – Laurel Conrad
Musical Director – Jon Goldberg
Set Designer – James P. Byrne
Costume Designer – Melissa Miller
Lighting Designer – Franklin Meissner, Jr.
Sound Designer – Roger J. Moore
Props Designer – Marjorie Lusignan
Videographer – Tim McCarthy
Production Stage Manager – Lindsay D. Garofalo*

*Denotes Member of Actors’ Equity Association


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WIZARD done just right, even to a charming Toto

-The Boston Globe

Jeffrey Sewell is passionate about acting

-Patriot Ledger

Behind the Scenes

Rehearsal photos