WGMS Presents The Wizard of Oz

WGMS Musical Wizard of Oz Cast
Pictured above are in the front row, from left to right, Zoey Slater, Abigail (Abby) Marchesani, John Panek, Sophia Knowlton, Cecelia Kyle and Collin Cervino. In the back row, from left to right, are Gavin Provo, Michael Hess, Cooper Corcoran, Austin Michalkow, Danyella Roper, Lauren Battaglia, and Maura Hennessy.

West Genesee Middle School is proud to present the Young Performers’ Edition one-hour musical adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, specially tailored for middle school-aged actors. This classic tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations. (paraphrased from TamsWitmark.com)

WGMS performances are Thursday, November 21 and  Friday, November 22 at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, November 23 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $8 at the door.

The show is directed by Christy Knowlton (her 20th show at WGMS!), choreographed by Madison (Maddie) Amodio (junior at WGHS), and the set design and construction is done by Jeff Bowe.

The cast includes:

Dorothy Gale:  Danyella Roper

Aunt Em:  Abigail (Abby) Marchesani

Uncle Henry:  Gavin Provo

Hunk (Scarecrow):  Austin Michalkow

Zeke (Lion):  Michael Hess

Hickory (Tin Man):  Cooper Corcoran

Miss Gulch (Wicked Witch of the West):  Maura Hennessy

Toto:  Lauren Battaglia

Professor Marvel (Wizard, Oz’s Voice):  Sophia Knowlton

Glinda:  John Panek

Mayor of Munchkinland:  Collin Cervino

Barrister:  Zoey Slater

Coroner:  Cecelia Kyle