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Theatre Program to Present ‘Wizard of Oz’

February 11, 2009

The Lindenwood University Theatre Program will present the timeless musical “The Wizard of Oz” as part of the inaugural Mainstage Season at the university’s new J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 20, 21, 27 and 28 with matinees at 2 p.m. on Feb. 21 and 28. All performances will be in the center’s Bezemes Family Theatre. Tickets, which range from $10 to $20 each, are available at the Scheidegger Center Box office (636-949-4433), located at 2300 West Clay in St. Charles. Tickets are also available online at

The classic musical, which starred Judy Garland in the classic film version, tells of young Dorothy Gale, who is transported from her home in Kansas to the magical land of Oz by a tornado. There, she and her dog Toto are befriended by munchkins, a Tin Man, a Scarecrow and a Cowardly Lion, who team up on a quest to reach the mysterious Wizard of Oz so she can find a way back home. The way is fraught with danger, however, as the quartet is hunted by a wicked witch and her minions.

The cast includes Amanda Walker, Lindsay Bartlett, David Moreshead, Samantha Bonomo, Lizzy Nolen, Michael Juncal, Nick Moramarco, Robert Mitchell, Keith Parker, Adam C. Loyd, Brent Nowack, Katie Lynn McGowan, Tara Rispin, Kelly McCarthy, Maggie Murphy, Mike Dowdy and Kevin Hester.

The director is Marsha Parker. Assistant Director is Becca Helms. Musical director is Pam Grooms, and assistant musical director is Mike Dowdy. Choreographer is Devon A.A. Norris. Set designer is Donnell Walsh, and lighting designer is Tim Poertner. Costume designer is Donna Northcott, and sound designer is Jennings Drew Matney.

For more information, call Marsha Parker at 636-949-4906.


Press Release Contact:

Marsha Parker
Lindenwood University

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