Are you interested in taking a journey down the yellow brick road to head to the Emerald City? Then plan on attending the Whitewater Middle School production of “The Wizard of Oz” Young Performers’ Edition on April 12th and 13th at 7:00 pm in the Whitewater High School auditorium.
The Thursday, April 12th performance is a “Pay What You Can” evening, with suggested donations of $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. On Friday, April 13th, ticket prices will cost $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. Children five and under will be free both nights.
General seating tickets will be available in the WHS box office.
Under the direction of Liz Elliott, the cast and crew include Audrey Mayer, Wyatt Anderson, Anderson Waelchli, Gio Anello, Keith Cameron, Cosette Wildermuth-Breitzman, Madison Strickler, Olive Coburn, Tyler Arnett, Skylar Staebler, Colin Dugan, Ben McCulloch, Calvin Baker, Sophie Walton, Max Hsu, Morgan Zingsheim, Evie Troxel, Izzy Dieter, Jackson Cohen, Rose Fosdal, Andrea Alcala, Chloe Prince, Lucas Scherer, Josh Kirley, Quincy Boudreau, Marco Wence, Keegan Peyer, Alejandra Diaz-Gallegos, Emma Clarksen, Aidyn Amundson, Sierra Culbertson, Zuri Goldsmith, Emily O’Donnell, Leah Newmann, Anisa Dauti, Aldo Rodriguez, Vincent Sorensen, Dejaney Valles, Meg Roselle, Caelyn Caputo, Grace Walters, Aelx Jones, Maria Verduzco, Claire Tourdot, Sierra Gonzalez, Mia Islas, Afton Clapper, Ilana Lothes, Mikeala Klumb, Betzy Palomec, Colton Travis, Abby Olson, Cole Schlicher, Ethan Dugan, Ali Edmonds, Heidi Sherman, Ella Liberto, Arno Crowley, Henrey Mortimer, and Rebecca Schmidt.
Additional support and assistance in the production of this show has come from Jim McCulloch, Lynn Lema, Alyssa Reetz, Calla Craze, Tonya Noland, and high school helpers, Carter Waelchli, Colin Chenoweth, Maggie Jay, Lauren Harkness, Emma Van Daele, David Kromholz, and Henry Bresser.
“The Wizard of Oz” Young Performer’s Edition is by L. Frank Baum with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, background music by Herbert Stohart, dance and vocal arrangments by Peter Howard, orchestration by Larry Wilcox, adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company, based upon the classical motion picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.