Vitals Wizard of Oz


Vitals Wizard of Oz

  • Casting Director Holly Buczek
  • Production Stage Manager Sydnee Davis
  • Choreographer Rebecca Frazier
  • Musical Director David John Madore
  • Director Stephen Sunderlin
  • Costume Assistant Sharon Mejia
  • Assistant to the Artistic Director Micah Flores


A classic tale that has been entertaining audiences for ages. Rediscover the joy of following the yellow brick road with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion, and even munchkin puppetry, as they travel through a re-imagined world of Oz.



Noah Ruebeck (Scarecrow) is making his Vital Theatre debut! He recently graduated from the Penn State BFA in Musical Theater program, where he performed in productions of Hands on a Hardbody, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, and Cabaret, among others. Outside of school, he has performed at Ogunquit Playhouse in their recent production of Young Frankenstein, the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts in Indiana, where favorite credits include Newsies, Seussical, and My Fair Lady, as well as at Totem Pole Playhouse in Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. As always, huge thanks to his family for their incredible support and love!

Billy Eric Robinson (Cowardly Lion) is delighted to be making a New York debut with Vital Theatre Company! Originally from Royal Oak, Michigan, Billy is an Actor/Director and holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Oakland University. Some favorite regional performance credits include Big Fish (Will Boom), Sweeney Todd (Tobias Ragg), You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown), Dog Sees God (CB) and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (Adam). Billy would like to thank friends, family, and mentors for all of the love and support, as well as Stephen, Holly and the entire Vital team for a chance to be the King of the Forest. Enjoy the show! If you'd like to know more about Billy's past and upcoming work, follow @billyericrobinson.

Annabelle Szepietowski (Dorothy) is so excited to be joining Vital Theatre Company this season! Favorite credits include Dogfight (Rose Fenny), The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), The Fantasticks (Luisa), Hair (Crissy), and Junie B. Jones, The Musical (Junie B.). She is a graduate of PCMT at NYFA. Thank you to Holly and the company for this opportunity, my agent Brian at Hell's Kitchen Agency, and my wonderful friends and family for the continuous love and support. @annabelleszep

Hannah Bonnett (Glinda, The Good Witch) (She.Her.They) is thrilled to be joining the Vital Theatre Company Team! A recent graduate of Pace Universitys BFA Musical Theatre Program her prior Off-Broadway credits include: The Big Bang Theory: A Pop Rock Musical Parody (Bernadette) at the Theater Center, Re-Naming Shaim (Theatre Row) and DORA (Jerry Orbach Theatre). Hannah has performed in new musicals in NYC/regionally and is known for her work in many highly credited cabaret halls throughout NYC. Many thanks to Brian at Hells Kitchen Agency , Jason at Bercy Talent Management , Holly and the entire Wizard of Oz Team! For Mom and Dad, who have always supported my crazy dreams beyond the rainbow.

Ryan Taylor (Wicked Witch of the West) is thrilled to be joining their first Vital Theatre production! Ryans previous New York Theatre credits include the Housewives of Secaucus Off Broadway at The Actors Temple Theater and as the Nurse in Shakespeare in the Clubs Romeo + Juliet at the House of Yes. Other credits include The Drowsy Chaperone, The Cat in the Hat, and Hamlet. Ryan would like to their wonderful parents, family, and friends!

Ben Milan-Polisar (Tin Man) is thrilled to be making his Vital Theatre debut! He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis where he studied Psychology and Marketing, and recently completed the Professional Semester at Broadway Dance Center. Favorite regional credits include Wallenberg and Oliver! at White Plains Performing Arts Center. Film: The Immigrant. Ben would like to thank his family and friends for their constant love and support!


Holly Buczek (Casting Director) For Vital Theatre, Holly has cast Pinkalicious The Musical, Fancy Nancy, Angelina Ballerina The Musical, StinkyKids (2012 Off-Broadway Alliance Winner for Best Family Show) and others. Current and recent projects include: Annie - National Tour 2014/15, 50 Shades, The Original Parody off Broadway and Touring Companies, Til Divorce Do Us Part off Broadway, Deathtrap and Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike at The John W. Engeman Theatre, Caroline or Change for Cyranos Theatre in Alaska, The Independents for Fringe 2012 (winner Best-of-the Fest), Wearing Black for the Frigid Festival, iLLA, A Hip-Hop Musical, Deployed - The Musical, The Brain That Wouldnt Die In 3D, The Groove Factory and Pirates of Finance for NYMF, and for Bard SummerScape festival, The Ballad of Rom and Julz and Bitter Sweet. Holly also handles the casting for Musicals Tonight!, Berenstain Bears, Live, and past seasons of The Secret Theatre and Millbrook Playhouse Summer Theatre. Films: Naz & Maalik, Diva and Symposium. Web: Commercials for Intel and Lipton. For more information on Holly visit

Sydnee Davis (Production Stage Manager) was born in Houston, TX and received her BA at Hendrix College(Conway, AR). Sydnee got her start at The Landing Theater (Houston,Tx) working her way fromIntern to Resident SM for an entire season. Passionate about local theater she becameResident SM for Horse Head Theater, and the Largest African American Theater, TheEnsemble. While working at these Theaters she called shows such as Small Jokes aboutMonsters, Ma Raineys Black Bottom, Were gonna Die, Caught, The Flick, and more.She recently started working in TV & film as a Production Assistant. Those credits range fromshort films to reality TV. Sydnee recently relocated to New York and is thrilled to be working withVital Theatre Company.

Rebecca Frazier (Choreographer) is very excited to be at Vital Theatre! Recent credits include: Zoe Hates Green (Director, SOOP Theatre SOOP to Nuts Festival) Evita (Director/Choreographer, Jean's Playhouse) You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown! (Director/Choreographer, Theater Barn, Berkshire Theater Award Nominee for Outstanding Musical), Bolyen, A New Musical (Featured Choreographer, New York Theater Barn Choreography Lab), the short film Dream No 37, 091 (Choreographer, Winner: Best Experimental Short at the AFAA Awards) and Body Positive, the debut music video for recording artist J.R. Price. Thanks for having me on board Stephen! @beccaa118

David John Madore (Musical Director)

Stephen Sunderlin (Director)

Sharon Mejia (Costume Assistant )

Micah Flores (Assistant to the Artistic Director)


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