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THE WIZ JR.

YOUTH MUSICAL
Book by WILLIAM F. BROWN
Music and Lyrics by CHARLIE SMALLS
Directed by Greg Williams, Jr.
Based on “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum
Theatre for Young Audiences! Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz are set to a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul music. Everybody knows the story, but this re-invented fantasy is dazzling, mysterious and opulent. Join Dorothy and her friends as they “Ease On Down the Road” to ... The Wiz! This fabulous cast will feature over 40 young actors, singers and dancers. The cast will range from ages 7 to 17 and will have a blast with such fun musical numbers and dances.
PERFORMANCES DATES
Friday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday,June 23 at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 24 at 3:00 p.m.

VENUE INFORMATION
LSU Shaver Theatre
Louisiana State University
105 Music and Dramatic Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
RUN TIME
90 minutes, with no intermission
TICKETS
Regular Admission | $20
Students With Valid ID| $15
Groups of 10 or More | $15 must pre-purchase prior to performance date.
CAST
DOROTHY: Kerrington Jade Griffin
ADAPEARLE: Kennedi Davenport
GLENDA: Martique Redditt
EVILENE: Maniquwa Holmes
LION: Zion Johnson
SCARECROW: Anthony Burton Jr.
TINMAN: Gabriel Bostick
THE WIZ: Kooper Smith
AUNT EM: Stephanie George
TOTO: Laila Miles

THE WONDERS:
Alysse Davis (Winkie, First Munchkin, Third Citizen)
Arien Williams (Crow, Winkie, First Citizen)
Autumn Edwards (Winkie, Messenger)
Devin Bureau (Gatekeeper, Winkie)
Dion Sideboard Jr. (Crow, Winkie, Second Munchkin, Leader Monkey)
Dre’lan Evans (Crow, Winkie, Second Citizen, Lord High Underling)
Jarvis Stewart (Uncle Henry, Winkie, Fifth Citizen)
Kimberlin R. Gaston (Winkie, Third Munchkin)
LeKeldria Whitfield (Winkie, Fifth Munchkin)
Nia James (Winkie, Fourth Munchkin, Fourth Citizen)


FEATURED DANCERS:
Breanna Davis
Chyna Ceazer
Jerome Washington
Kari Machelle Johnson
Kodie Danay Brown
Macie Sentino
Madison Evans
MiKeisha Anderson
Naveah Robertson
Queline Ketchens
Reese Thomas
Tameia Hayes
Trinity Star Alexander
Vanessa Williams
Zaria Brown

ENSEMBLE:
Addison Jordan
Aniyah Bailey
Carin Marchelle
Charis Gaston
Elyse Bailey
Forest Raetzsch
Hannah Dunn
Jackson Dammers
Kerrington Kelly
Omarion Jones
Yasmin Legier

AGE RECOMMENDATION
G- Rated Show (Recommended for All Ages)
Appropriate for all ages. Everyone entering the theatre, including babes in arms, must have a ticket.
CREATIVE TEAM
Director: Greg Williams, Jr.
Assistant Director: Krystal Blatcher
Stage Manager: Kayla Basco
Choreographer: Dwight Bell
Music Director: Allison Blumenthal
Sound Designer:Christopher D. Daniel
Scenic Designer: Kelly Latchie
Lighting Designer: Greg Williams, Jr.
Props Master: Melanie Williams
Production Manager: Christopher D. Daniel
Costume Designer: Laketa Caston
Hair and Wig Designer: Laketa Caston
Wardrobe Assistant: Christian Jones
Media and Photography: Frederick Price III
Marketing and Communications: Alvin A. Temple
Dance Captains: Kodie Danay Brown, Trinity Star Alexander, and Vanessa Williams

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