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Thw Wizard Of Oz (2013 Version)

The Wizard Of Oz

(RSC Version)

By L. Frank Baum
With Music and Lyrics of the MGM motion picture score
By Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Dance & Vocal Arrangement by Peter Howard
Adapted by John Kane from the motion picture screenplay

An amateur performance by arrangement with Musicscope
and Stage Musicals Limited Of New York

6 - 9 February 2013

7.30 p.m. each evening and 2.30 p.m. Saturday Matinee

Hind Leys Theatre
Forest St, Shepshed, Leics., LE12 9DB

 
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CAST

Dorothy Gale Danielle Starkey
Scarecrow/Hunk Owen Lingard
Tin Woodsman/Hickory Aaron Richardson
Lion/Zeke Thomas Malpas
Wicked Witch Of The West/Miss Gultch Persephone Leafe
Glinda (Good Witch/Scorceress Of The North)/Emily Gale Rowan Beaumont
Emerald City Guard/Henry Gale Richard Evans
The Wizard Of Oz/Professor Marvel Jacob Leeson
Toto Crumpet
   
Munchkins-Inhabitants Of Munchkinland:  
Mayor Olivia Needham
Coroner Justine Moore
Barrister Nicola Coles
Woman Jennifer Bood
Tots Aimee Heveran & Isabel Morris
Tough Guys Ben Spicer & Jacob Beasley
City Fathers Hannah Sharp & Mai-Lan Vu
School Teachers Alice Phelps & Matilda Rousham
   
Crows Abi Cheetham, Becca Beasley & Kate Foster
Trees Jemma Taylor, Lottie Heimes, & Rosie Morris
Winkie General Sam Bruce
Winkies

Alistair Taylor, Ben Spicer, Brandon Bradbury, Bronte Heller,
Ellie Leeson & Jacob Beasley

Nikko (Monkey Commander) George Evans
Monkeys Georgia Davies & Loren Hill
Jitterbug Leaders Amy North, Charlotte Whittle, Emily Phelps & Maddy Gidlow
Jitterbugs Abi Cheetham, Aimee Heveran, Alice Phelps, Becca Beasley, Bronte Heller, Ellie Leeson, Georgia Davies, Hannah Sharp, Isabel Morris, Jemma Taylor, Jennifer Bood, Justine Moore, Kate Foster, Loren Hill, Lottie Heimes, Mai-Lan Vu,
Matilda Rousham, Nicola Coles, Nicola Heyworth,
Olivia Needham, Paige Brierley & Rosie Morris
Chorus Of Osians Abi Cheetham, Alistair Taylor, Amy North, Becca Beasley, Brandon Bradbury, Bronte Heller, Charlotte Whittle,
Ellie Leeson, Emily Phelps, George Evans, Georgia Davies, Jemma Taylor, Kate Foster, Loren Hill, Lottie Heimes,
Madison Gidlow, Nicola Heyworth, Paige Brierley, Rosie Morris & Sam Bruce.
Poppies/Snowflakes Aimee Heveran, Alice Phelps, Ben Spicer, Hannah Sharp,
Isabel Morris, Jacob Beasley, Jennifer Bood, Justine Moore, Mai-Lan Vu, Matilda Rousham, Nicola Coles & Olivia Needham
Snowmen Alistair Taylor, Brandon Bradbury, George Evans & Sam Bruce

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CREDITS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Producer & Director Adrian Dobson
Musical Director Hazel Needham
Choreographer Wendy Spencer
Assistant Choreographers Charlotte Hall & Michelle Spencer
Costumes Sue Penver & Lorna North
Stage Management Adam Green & Lynsey Bloomfield
Stage Crew Chris Marshall, David Wright, Howard Rogerson, Iona King, Katie Cooper, Kevin Spencer & Lynsey Bloomfield.
Set Provided By Scenic & Property Hire, Wales
Lighting Charlie Kent & Daniel Ballard
Sound & Technical James White & Jonathan Painting
Properties Jane Whittle
Front Of House Manager Julia Painting
Box Office Jane Evans
Raffle Lorna North
Photography Mark Chinnery & Nigel Painting
Poster & Programme Sam Beaumont
Publicity Michelle Spencer
Fundraising Sue Penver, Jane Evans & Lorna North
Chaperones Debbie Hill, Helen Starkey, Lee Bowley, Michelle Spencer,
Stu Ratcliffe & Tina Phelps
Videography Wallis Videos, Adrian Dobson
Website Stu Ratcliffe
Additional Thanks Hind Leys College Principal, Caretakers, Theatre & Community Staff, in particular, Steve & Linda Dootson; Bob & Helen Bruce; Elaine Foster; Christchurch Methodist Church; Shepshed Town Council: Our Patrons; Our Front Of House Volunteers; and anyone else who has assisted or supported us in any way for this production

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SYNOPSIS

Follow The Yellow Brick Road...

Little Dorothy Gale of Kansas, like so many girls her age, often dreams of what may lie over the rainbow. One day a tornado hits her home town and carries her away to Munchkinland - at the end of the rainbow. The Munchkins treat Dorothy as a heroine, as her house fell on the Wicked Witch of The East.

Dorothy wants to go home to Kansas and seeks the help of the kind Glinda, the Sorceress of the North. Only the great Wizard of Oz, says the Sorceress, can help Dorothy get back to Kansas, and the only way to get there was to “Follow The Yellow Brick Road”.

Along the way, Dorothy persuades three friends to accompany her on the trip to the Emerald City to see the Wizard. They are Scarecrow, who lacks a brain, he thinks; the Tin Man, who has no heart, and the Cowardly Lion, who would like to have some courage.

The Wicked Witch of the West, who is upset because Dorothy has killed her sister, vows vengeance on Dorothy, and does all she can to stop the friends getting to the Emerald City. But, eventually, they do reach it, and manage to see the Wizard. He will only help them, he says, if they kill the Wicked Witch of the West, an apparently impossible task.

Thankfully, they succeed and get all their wishes from the Wizard, who says he’ll take Dorothy home in his balloon. But the balloon breaks away and leaves Dorothy behind.

Glinda returns and with her help Dorothy is once again returned home, albeit out of a wonderful dream.


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MUSICAL NUMBERS

ACT ONE  
Overture Orchestra
Over The Rainbow Dorothy
The Cyclone Orchestra
Munchkinland/Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead Glinda, Dorothy & Munchkins
Yellow Brick Road Munchkins
If I Only Had A Brain Scarecrow, Dorothy & Crows
We're Off To See The Wizard Dorothy & Scarecrow
If I Only Had A Heart Tin Man, Dorothy, Scarecrow & Trees
We're Off To See The Wizard (Reprise) Dorothy, Scarecrow & Tin Man
Lions And Tigers And Bears Dorothy, Scarecrow & Tin Man
If I Only Had The Nerve Lion, Dorothy, Scarecrow & Tin Man
We're Off To See The Wizard (Reprise) Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man & Lion
Poppies Glinda, Dorothy, Screcrow, Tin Man. Lion, Poppies & Snowmen
   
ACT TWO  
Entr'acte Orchestra
The Merry Old Land Of Oz Emerald Guard, Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion & Ozians
If I Were King Of The Forest Lion, Dorothy, Scarecrow & Tin Man
March Of The Winkies Winkies
The Jitterbug Jitterbugs, Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man & Lion
March Of The Winkies (Reprise) Winkies
Over The Rainbow (Reprise) Dorothy
Ding, Dong, The Witch Is Dead Winkies, Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man & Lion
Finale: Over The Rainbow (Reprise) Ensemble

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