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Vital's The Wizard of Oz

  • Adapted and Directed for Vital Theatre Company by Michael Schloegl
  • Based on 1900 children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz written by author L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow and the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg Background Music by Herbert Stothart Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard Orchestration by Larry Wilcox
  • Stage Manager Francesca Endres
Vital's The Wizard of Oz

AGES
2-7+

ABOUT THE SHOW

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.

PHOTOS

CAST

Michael Richards (Tin Man) is so excited to be taking this journey with you! He recently received his BFA in Musical Theatre from Central Michigan University. Shortly after, he made the big move to NYC and here we are! Select regional credits include: Anything Goes, Escape to Margaritaville, Groundhog Day, Eurydice, and Rock of Ages. He gives the biggest thank you to his family, friends, teachers, and collaborators, who have given him endless support. Enjoy the show!

Thane Madsen (The Cowardly Lion) Previously appeared in Vital's Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas. He recently graduated from the One Year Professional Acting Program at The Barrow Group in mid-town, where he grew tremendously as an artist. He previously could be seen on stage at Hedgerow Theatre Company in Media, PA as a Resident Company Member. He will be making his network television debut in two upcoming ID Network shows so keep your eyes peeled. In his downtime, Thane works as a freelance carpenter. As always, all his love to M and his family. Happy Holidays! Insta: @thanemadsen

Jackson Cline (Scarecrow) recently appeared in Vital's Pinkalicious. Off-Broadway: The Importance of Being Earnest. Other recent acting credits include The Polar Express, Schoolhouse Rock Live Too, At the Stroke of Midnight, Entr'acte, & Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Jackson also served as the Global Producer and a co-host of The Ensemblist podcast for six years. CAP21 graduate. Instagram: @all.that.jax. JacksonCline.com

Laura Jeanne Portera (Dorthy - Cover) is also appearing in Vital Theatre Company's Fancy Nancy The Musical. Other recent acting credits include The Polar Express, Bridgerton The Experience, Peter and the Starcatcher, Violet and Shrek The Musical. Laura would like to thank her friends and family for their endless support. Instagram: @bluzeyo123 www.laurajportera.com

Kiera Welsome (Dorothy Gale) is so excited to be traveling over the rainbow! She has most recently been seen Off-Broadway in multiple productions with FunikiJam World Music Theatre Co. Other credits include performing at regional theatres and her first National Tour, performing in four different musicals with “Stars Within Reach.” @kierawelsome KieraWelsome.com

Jessica Sanzone (Glinda)

TOUR CAST

Luke Hodgson (Witch/Wizard/Doorman) is an Actor and Singer based in Brooklyn, originally from a tree farm in Clarkston, Michigan. He is a proud Alumni of Wayne State University, as well as the Atlantic Acting School. Past credits included JD in Heathers: The Musical with the Underground Theater Company, Sam Phillips in The Million Dollar Quartet with TRMF and Stage West, and Proteus in The Two Gentlemen of Verona at the American Theatre of Actors. Luke is extremely excited to take part in telling this classic story, and is ecstatic to be making his Vital Theatre. Instagram: @lukehodgieee

Thane Madsen (The Cowardly Lion) Previously appeared in Vital's Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas. He recently graduated from the One Year Professional Acting Program at The Barrow Group in mid-town, where he grew tremendously as an artist. He previously could be seen on stage at Hedgerow Theatre Company in Media, PA as a Resident Company Member. He will be making his network television debut in two upcoming ID Network shows so keep your eyes peeled. In his downtime, Thane works as a freelance carpenter. As always, all his love to M and his family. Happy Holidays! Insta: @thanemadsen

Michael Richards (Tin Man) is so excited to be taking this journey with you! He recently received his BFA in Musical Theatre from Central Michigan University. Shortly after, he made the big move to NYC and here we are! Select regional credits include: Anything Goes, Escape to Margaritaville, Groundhog Day, Eurydice, and Rock of Ages. He gives the biggest thank you to his family, friends, teachers, and collaborators, who have given him endless support. Enjoy the show!

Jackson Cline (Scarecrow) recently appeared in Vital's Pinkalicious. Off-Broadway: The Importance of Being Earnest. Other recent acting credits include The Polar Express, Schoolhouse Rock Live Too, At the Stroke of Midnight, Entr'acte, & Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Jackson also served as the Global Producer and a co-host of The Ensemblist podcast for six years. CAP21 graduate. Instagram: @all.that.jax. JacksonCline.com

Kiera Welsome (Dorothy Gale) is so excited to be traveling over the rainbow! She has most recently been seen Off-Broadway in multiple productions with FunikiJam World Music Theatre Co. Other credits include performing at regional theatres and her first National Tour, performing in four different musicals with “Stars Within Reach.” @kierawelsome KieraWelsome.com

Laura Jeanne Portera (Dorthy - Cover) is also appearing in Vital Theatre Company's Fancy Nancy The Musical. Other recent acting credits include The Polar Express, Bridgerton The Experience, Peter and the Starcatcher, Violet and Shrek The Musical. Laura would like to thank her friends and family for their endless support. Instagram: @bluzeyo123 www.laurajportera.com

CREATIVES

Francesca Endres (Stage Manager) is an NYC based performer and stage manager. Past stage management credits include: Cinderella: A Traditional English Panto (The Winnipesaukee Playhouse), Red Brass Dream Project (DanceBoissiere), Find Your Way (Women in Motion), and Free to Be (Elizabeth Troxler). She is very excited to follow the yellow brick with this wonderful team!

VITAL'S THE WIZARD OF OZ ON TOUR

 
Friday, June 28th, 2024
Public
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Vienna, VA
Saturday, June 29th, 2024
Public
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Vienna, VA
Sunday, June 30th, 2024
Public
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Vienna, VA
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