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Wizard of OzMcDonell Central Catholic High School 
2018 Musical Production
"Wizard of Oz"
February 2 & 3 at 7:30 PM and
February 4 at 2:00 PM
Tickets $12.00 - Student & Children $6.00


Tickets available at the door and online up to four hours before each show time. Tickets will be sold at the door for each show.

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Our Musical The Wizard of Oz follows the story from the famous 1939 movie in which a Kansas farm girl, Dorothy and her dog Toto
, are blown away in their house during a tornado and land in the magical land of Oz. Here they meet a village of Munchkins,  a Wicked witch, and the good Witch Glinda who tells them to follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wonderful Wizard who can grant her wish to return home. 

On her journey Dorothy meets a scarecrow that needs a brain, a tin man missing a heart, and a cowardly lion who wants courage. Making their way along the yellow brick road through a series of hair-raising encounters, all four arrive at the Emerald City only to be told by the Wizard they first must kill the Wicked Witch of the West before he will grant their wishes.

They eventually overcome many dangerous challenges and dispose of the witch (although quite by accident), and return only to find that the Wizard is really just a humbug. He craftily addresses everyone's wish but Dorothy's. The story does end happily when Dorothy realizes that “There’s no place like HOME!”

This year’s show is the 37th consecutive McDonell Central Musical production. Forty-four students from McDonell Central Catholic High School, Notre Dame Middle School, St. Peter Catholic School, and Holy Ghost Elementary have been working hard since November to memorize their lines, sing songs, and learn many dance moves. Sue Decker who is the director of the show says, “The kids are wonderful and enthusiastic this year. They have especially been having fun pretending to be monkeys, winkies, Ozians, witches, a lion, a tin man, and a scarecrow! Some have even practiced flying already. We have a real dog, as Toto, who is learning his part too.”

Along with Stage Director Carol Way, many students and a special crew of "dads" have been designing, building, and painting the set; the ladies costume crew have begun their work as well.

Amy Vogt, Choral Director, has been coaching the students with the many singing parts, while Band Director Sean Hanson directs the orchestra.

Skip August has continued all his work behind the stage with lights, sound, and all things technical.

Order your tickets and mark your calendars for McDonell Central Catholic High School's 2018 Musical The Wizard of Oz!

PERFORMANCES

Friday, February 2 at 7:30 PM 
Saturday, February 3 at 7:30 PM 
Sunday, February 4 at 2:00 PM

Adults are $12.00, students and children are $6.00

Tickets can be purchase in the school office with cash or check, or by credit card calling the office 715-723-4777 or online HERE using Order tickets here

NO tickets will be held.

MEET THE CAST

Dorothy - Maddie Wild

Scarecrow (Hunk) - Anthony Roach

Tin Man (Hickory) - Scott Wild

Lion (Zeke) - Gordy Schafer

Glinda (Aunt Em) - Shanen Rice

Guard (Uncle Henry) - Drew Hunt

Wizard (Professor) - Peter Herron

Witch (Miss Gulch) - Hannah Ullom

Toto’s handler - Sarah Zwickel with many roles

Crows - Mark Buchmann, Jackson Bushman, Ernesto Ferreira, Marcus Roach

Apple Trees - Ann David, Samantha Wirtz, Marilyn Newton, Kelly Coushman, Elizabeth Normand, Emmaliese Normand

Ozians—Drew Hunt, Mark Buchmann, Jackson Bushman, Ernesto Ferreira, Marcus Roach, Ann David, Samantha Wirtz, Marilyn Newton, Kelly Coushman, Elizabeth Normand, Emmaliese Normand, Soproud Nipanan, Yada Suthithavil, Adrienne Polus

Chorus/Optimistic Voices - Soproud Nipanan, Yada Suthithavil, Adrienne Polus, Ann David, Samantha Wirtz, Marilyn Newton, Kelly Coushman, Elizabeth Normand, Emmaliese Normand

Poppies - Soproud Nipanan, Yada Suthithavil, Adrienne Polus, Mhadie Everson, Kristy Hess, Joey Erickson, Eva Bushman, Greta thornton, Lily Hunter, Adeline Frank

Snowmen - Devin Benish, Alex Tokarski, Colton Swoboda

Winkies - Mhadie Everson, Kristy Hess, Joey Erickson, Eva Bushman, Greta Thornton, Lily Hunter, Adeline Frank, Devin Benish, Alex Tokarski, Colton Swoboda, Mark Buchmann, Jackson Bushman, Ernesto Ferreira, Marcus Roach

Jitterbugs - Ann David, Samantha Wirtz, Marilyn Newton, Kelly Coushman, Elizabeth Normand, Emmaliese Normand, Mhadie Everson, Kristy Hess, Joey Erickson, Eva Bushman, Adeline Frank, Emily Thaler

Munchkins: Coroner - Calvin Rineck, Mayor - Kenny Schafer, Barrister - Paul Tetrault, City Father 1 - Noah Ackman, Woman 2 - Delaney Smiskey, Teacher #1 - Sarah Buchmann, Teacher #2 - Ana Rubenzer, Braggart - Ana Rubenzer, Fiddler - Sarah Buchmann

3 Tots Lullaby: League 1 - Ana Rubenzer, Lullaby League 2 - Delaney Smiskey
Lullaby League 3 - Tessa Roach

3 Tough Kids: Lollipop 1 - Gauge Keck, Lollipop 2 - Alex Fischer, Lollipop 3 - Zach Hunt

 

Sue Decker Director of the show

Sue Decker
Show Director
715.723.9126

Wizard of Oz - 2018
"Big" the Musical - 2017
Grease the high school version - 2016
Peter Pan - 2015
Hello Dolly - 2014
Annie - 2013
Beauty and the Beast - 2012
Sound of Music - 2011
Annie get your Gun - 2010
Oliver - 2009
The Music Man