The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

By L. Frank Baum
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
Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Based upon the Classical Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.

Season 7-22 October 2011
Venue ANU Arts Centre


A tornado whisks away a young Kansas farm girl, Dorothy, and her dog Toto to the magical land of Oz. She meets the lovely people of Munchkinland and assisted by Glinda the Good witch, she starts her quest to Emerald City to find the mighty Wizard of Oz. Along the way she meets a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman and a Cowardly Lion who help her on her journey. She trip is hampered by the Wicked Witch of the West and her flying monkeys. She finally arrives in Emerald City and discovers that after everything she has been through, there really is no place like home.


Directors Kelda McManus and Jon Garland
Musical Director Nicole Nunan
Choreographer Annette Sharpe
Assistant Choreographer Alison Noble
Production Manager David Tricks
Assistant Production Manager Jennie Norberry
Stage Manager Cerridwyn Murphy
Backstage crew Catherine McGrail-Bateup, Sharmaine Lock, Terry Lock, Trent Davies, Jessica Shea, Caitlin Davis, Ashley Davis, Richard Block, Emily Witt, Pierce Jackson, Gaby Schmid
Set Design Craig Francis, Ian Croker and Kelda McManus
Set Building and Coordination Craig Francis and Ian Croker
Set Artwork Ian Croker
Lighting Design Adrian Ryter
Lighting Operator Jono Quinn
Follow-spot operator Joseph McGrail-Bateup
Sound Design Chris Neal
Sound Operator Evan Wythes
Radio Microphone Technicians Alex Rogers and Dave Smith
Costumes Jennie Norberry, Gemma Nicholls, Christine Pawlicki, Lyndelle Ramsay and Kelda McManus
Publicity Team Pam McManus and Gaby Schmid
Props Ann Milligan and Liza Milligan
Program/Poster Design and Construction Graphic Ark
Program Coordination Melita Caulfield
Audtion Pianists Alex O'Sullivan, John Yoon and Hannah Richardson
Photography Sandi Keynes and David Tricks
Front of House Manager Sophie-Anne Stanton
Character Makeup Canberra Makeup Academy
Brand Design Kelda McManus


Dorothy Nicola Hall
Toto Australian Champion Joymont Tiger Lily, courtesy of Emeraldcity kennels
Aunty Em Renee Denham
Uncle Henry Andrew Haese
Zeke/Coward Lion Cameron Elvin
Hickory/Tin Woodsman Lachlan Ruffy
Hunk/Scarecrow Cameron Boxall
Miss Almira Gultch/
Wicked Witch of the West
BJ Anyos
Professor Chester Marvel/
Wizard of Oz
Dim Ristevski
Glinda Good Witch of the North Peita Chappell
Emerald City Guard Anthony Simeonovic
Munchkins Abbey Walker
  Audrey McGrail-Bateup
  Bridgette Mullamphy
  Caitlin Gooding
  Callum Doherty
  Chloe Van
  Eliza Niven
  Emily Mullamphy
  Josh Kelly
  Kiara Ciuffetelli
  Lauren Bussmann
  Lola MacGillivray
  Madeleine Carden
  Nicholas Kooyman
  Paris Ellis
  Phillip Edwards
  Phoebe Edwards
  Sarah Davis
  Siobhan Hansen
  Tessa Niven
Ensemble Casey Shaw
  Cody Denham
  Ellen Scott
  Geneva Schofield
  Ilana Davies
  Jemima Edwards
  Jenny Tabur
  Jonathon Ashcroft
  Josephine Kooyman
  Justine Ramsay
  Lara Niven
  Maddie Furner
  Nicole DeLorenzo
  Pippin Carroll
  Talisha Jackson
  Tristan Davies
  Zack Drury


Violin Jacqueline Smith
Violin Heather Shelley
Viola Elysia Fisher
Cello Rebecca Larsen
Double bass Alec Coulson
Reed 1 Jessica Stewart
Reed 2 Ben Solly
Reed 3 Bronwyn Paschalidis/Charles Butcher
Flute Sarah Masling
Flute Sarah James
Oboe Ian Harman
Trumpet Sarrah McIntosh
Trumpet Laura Hill
Trombone David Tricks
French Horn Matt Gaul
French Horn Peter Appleby
Percussion Jeremy Gallant
Percussion Grace Flanagan
Piano Hannah Richardson
Harp (Keyboard 2) John Yoon

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