CYT Chicago: Lake presents...

The beloved classic, The Wizard of Oz, comes to life onstage! With its heartwarming tale of love, courage, and friendship, you will find yourself over the rainbow in this musical adventure!

After a tornado strikes Kansas, young Dorothy Gale and her dog Toto are whisked away to the magical land of Oz.  She teams up with a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman, and a Cowardly Lion and follows the yellow brick road in search of the mighty Wizard of Oz, the only person who could help her get home. With the Wicked Witch of the West right on her heels, will Dorothy make it back to her Aunt and Uncle? Join Dorothy and her friends as they discover just how magical friendship can be and how there is no place like home.

Please call for handicap seating. School field trip ticketing information is available here.

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, Oct 25th @ 9:30am  
  • Friday, Oct 26th @ 9:30am  
  • Friday, Oct 26th @ 12:00pm  
  • Friday, Oct 26th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 27th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 27th @ 6:00pm
  • Sunday, Oct 28th @ 2:00pm
  • Friday, Nov 2nd @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 3rd @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 3rd @ 6:00pm
  • Sunday, Nov 4th @ 2:00pm
  • School Days Performance

Ticket Prices:

* Prices may vary by performance.

All ticket sales are final.

Christian Arts Auditorium:

2500 Dowie Memorial Drive
Zion, IL 60099

Show Notes:

Wizard of Oz
Cast List
Dorothy – Grace Kjeldbjerg
Aunt Em / Glinda – Kaylee Paxton
Uncle Henry / Emerald City Guard – Luc Rochelemagne
Zeke / Lion – Caleb Engelhardt
Hunk / Scarecrow – Jeremy Podolske
Hickory / Tinman – Henry Kolterman
Wicked Witch / Miss Gulch – Ryleigh Wido
Professor Marvel / Wizard of Oz – Matthew Gattone
Optimistic Voices – Soprano: Ella Bruinius, Ellory Jezuit**,  Kassie Sigafus
Second Soprano: Emma Dolin, Faith Ricci**, Francesca Rizzo,
Alto: Abby Anderson, Allyson Crow, Paige Dolin**

The Cyclone
Cyclone Dancers – Ellen Anderson, Abby Hough, Ally Kline*, Nora Glenn Lynch, Sophia Martinelli, Becca Mayo, Makenzie Robson*, Aviya Wadsager
Tornado Dancers – Olivia Coletta, Kaitlyn Flynn, Rebecca Finkbeiner, Clare Medina, Lilly Parrott, Janelle Tezzo
Tornado Movers - Jack Crow, Will Engelhardt, Seager Johnson, Nathan Kolterman, Carter Losch, Christopher Welsh

Mayor – Adam Paxton
Coroner – Colette Winandy*
Barrister – Sarah Anderson
Teacher 1 – Jocelyn Sanders
Teacher 2 – Ena Cranmer
Fiddler – Britta Lynch
Lollypop Guild – Nico Lopez, Zane MacArthur, Isaiah Mayo
Lullaby League - Audrey Brazda, Finley Jezuit, Lucy Mayo
Band Members Aubrey Bongard, Daija Hoard, Linnea Lind
Munchkin Citizens - Justin Asmussen, Samantha Crow, Olivia Cutter, Abigail Dockery, MacRae Jezuit, Addison Klein, Siena Pietraszak, Emma Silk, Maggie Silk, Eliya Wadsager, Gabriela Wychers

Crow 1 – Philip Kolterman
Crow 2 – Luke Bruinius
Crow 3 – Joshua Zientara
Crow 4 - Seager Johnson
Crow 5 - Louie Perry
Crow 6 - Christian Luvianos

Tree 1 – Sophia Martinelli %
Tree 2 – Abby Hough %
Tree 3 – Aviya Wadsager %
Little Trees - Finley Jezuit, Britta Lynch, Lucy Mayo
Sapling Tap Dancers  – Emma Aleckson, Julianna Bullock, Emily Haverkampf, Daija Hoard,  Siena Pietraszak, Colette Winandy

Forest Animals – Zane Curlott, Abigail Lindemann, Sienna Mendoza, Brooklynne Peterson, Liam Peterson, Addison Ray, Emmanuel Tezzo
Poppies – Emma Aleckson, Julianna Bullock, Emily Haverkampf, Finley Jezuit, Juliana Lopez, Britta Lynch, Lucy Mayo, Elizabeth Mrowiec, Siena Pietrazsak, Hope Reed, Mary Sator, Mariel Sebby
Snowflakes - Ellen Anderson, Daija Hoard, Abby Hough, Ally Kline*, Nora Glenn Lynch, Sophia Martinelli, Becca Mayo, Makenzie Robson*, Aviya Wadsager, Colette Winandy
Snowmen – Luke Bruinius, Seager Johnson, Philip Kolterman, Christian Luvianos, Louis Perry, Joshua Zientara

Flying Monkeys
Nikko – Christopher Welsh
Sarah Anderson, Audrey Brazda, Finley Jezuit, Nico Lopez, Zane MacArthur, Isaiah Mayo, Lucy Mayo, Jocelyn Sanders
Winkie General – Luke Bruinius
Will Engelhardt, Rebecca Finkbeiner, Kaitlyn Flynn,  Seager Johnson, Nathan Kolterman, Philip Kolterman, Christian Luvianos, Lilly Parrott, Adam Paxton,  Louie Perry, Janelle Tezzo, Joshua Zientara

Jitterbug Dancers 
• Luke Bruinius / Julianna Bullock
• Matthew Gattone / Abby Hough
• Seager Johnson / Ellen Anderson
• Phillip Kolterman / Dorothy
• Lion / Ally Kline
• Louie Perry / Colette Winandy
• Luc Rochelemange / Becca Mayo
• Scarecrow / Aviya Wadsager
• Tinman / Makenzie Robson
• Joshua Zientara / Daija Hoard

• Emma Aleckson, Emma Dolin, Emily Haverkampf, Juliana Lopez, Nora Lynch , Sophia Martinelli, Siena Pietraszak, Mariel Sebby
Tappers - Ellen Anderson, Emma Aleckson,  Julianna Bullock, Ally Kline, Philip Kolterman, Nora Lynch, Siena Pietrazsak, Sophia Martinelli, Elizabeth Mrowiec, Makenzie Robson, Mariel Sebby, Aviya Wadsager,
Polishers -Jack Crow, Will Engelhardt, Carter Losch,
Beauticians-  Olivia Coletta ,Abby Hough Hope Reed
Manicurists- Kaitlyn Flynn, MacRae Jezuit, Lilly Parrott
Justin Asmussen, Ena Cranmer, Samantha Crow, Zane Curlott, Oliva Cutter, Rebecca Finkbeiner, Addison Klein, Abigail  Lindemmann, Britta Lynch, Clare Medina, Sienna Mendoza, Brooklynne Petersen, Liam Peterson, Addison Ray, Mary Sator, Emma Silk, Maggie Silk, Emmanuel Tezzo, Janelle Tezzo, Eliya Wadsager, Gabriela Wychers

Emerald City Backstage Singers - Luke Bruinius, Matthew Gattone, Abby Hough, Seager Johnson, Philip Kolterman, Christian Luvianos, Sophia Martinelli,  Kaylee Paxton, Hope Reed, Luc Rochelemagne, Aviya Wadsager, Ryleigh Wido

*Dance Captain
**Section Leader
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