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Off to See the Wizard! ‘The Wizard of Oz’ is Coming to Quincy Community Theatre

Lions, tigers, and bears…oh my! Quincy Community Theatre has announced a diverse group of munckins, Ozians, and animals to bring to life one of the most beloved stories of all time—The Wizard of Oz (November 14-17 & 21-24).

“There’s no place like home…there’s no place like home…there’s no place like home” for the holidays! Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, the Cowardly Lion, and yes, Toto, too, as they follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City to obtain their hearts’ desires. BUT…beware the Wicked Witch’s evil schemes! Let Glinda the Good Witch guide you to your appointment with the Great and Powerful Wizard of Oz!

The Wizard Of Oz
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Performing all of your favorite songs from the movie, this varied cast features 42 fantastic performers from Quincy, IL; Camp Point, IL; Fowler, IL; Payson, IL; La Grange, MO; and Palmyra, MO. Leading this journey through the magical land of Oz are Sarah Droege as “Dorothy,” David Samuels as the “Cowardly Lion,” Josh Scott as the “Tin Man,” and Brandon Thomsen as the “Scarecrow.” Meeting them along the way are Bobette Cawthon as the “Wicked Witch of the West,” Adrienne Fisk as “Glinda,” Kevin Jobe as the “Wizard,” Paige Mueller as “Aunt Em,” and Dick Rees as “Uncle Henry.”

Forming the Ozian ensemble are Emma Binosi, Brendan Brand, Shelley Carr, Cheri Dozier, Jen Drew, Sofia Fernandez, Wes Friday, Allison Hutson, Shawn Jones, Grace Ruxlow, Doris Sanders, Courtney Stewart, and Meghan Townley.

The Munchkin ensemble includes Kelly Cantrell, Harrison Clarke, Olivia Clayton, Zoe Drew, Kaitlyn Drew, Jacob Droege, Lauren Grist, Allyson Hayden, Kaitlyn Hollensteiner, Valerie Howerton, Julia Liesen, Ellie Lock, Megan Maiers, Kortney Minnick, Honor Morgan, Mary Ruxlow, Colleen Schmuck, Connor Schmuck, Elle Schnell, and Paige Schumacher.

The Wizard of Oz is under the direction of Managing Artistic Director Lenny Bart, with choreography by Cheryl Kaiser, orchestral direction by Laura Reynolds, and vocal direction by Monica Scholz. Scenic and lighting design is by Technical Director Paul Denckla with costumes by resident designer Anna Grywalski. Donna Haire serves as the stage manager.

Tickets are $22, on sale October 21. For tickets or more information, visit 1qct.org or call the QCT Box Office, located in the Oakley-Lindsay Center, to make a reservation. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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