2019 - The Wizard of Oz - Waterdale
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The Wizard of Oz

September 27 – October 5, 2019
Rivergum Theatre, Parade College Bundoora


L. Frank Baum’s classic novel comes to life in The Wizard of Oz. This faithful adaptation by the Royal Shakespeare Company features all the most beloved songs and moments from the 1939 classic film, brought to life onstage. Young Dorothy Gale is swept away by a tornado from her Kansas farm to the magical land of Oz. There, she encounters a host of whimsical characters: good witches, bad witches, animals that talk, scarecrows that walk, and things magical to behold. To find her way home, she must journey along the Yellow Brick Road to see the mysterious and all-powerful Wizard in Emerald City. Along the way, she makes new friends, but must also brave many dangers, including the Wicked Witch of the West, who will stop at nothing to get her hands on Dorothy’s magical ruby slippers. To make it home safely, Dorothy must learn an important lesson: there’s no place like home.

Sensory-Friendly Performance

In order to create a sensory friendly environment the following adaptations will take place during our 2pm Saturday Sensory – Friendly performance of The Wizard of Oz;

– A space will be provided if a break from the show is required (Sensory toys will be available in this space with a screen to continue watching the show without the additional stress of the environment)

.- Lighting and Sound will be less intense, there will be no strobe lighting, and startling noises will be considered.

– Houselights will remain illuminated.

– All cast and volunteers will be accommodating to noise and movement in the theatre.

– We are willing to allow audience members to meet the cast at the conclusion of the performance if this would assist the families.

Please contact our Front of House staff on info@waterdale.org.au with any queries, or our President (Bianca Jones) on 0432 358 895 or president@waterdale.org.au with any concerns or requests.

Production Team

Director: Joseph Simms
Music Director: Melissa Karakaltsas
Choreographer: Louisa D’Ortenzio
Assistant Director: Adam Richardson

Assistant Choreographer: Demi Mangione

Production Manager: Bianca Jones
Production Liaison: Adam Turner 


Dorothy: Bethany Cusumano

Scarecrow / Hunk: Brooke Humphreys

Tin Man / Hickory: Mark Cluning

Cowardly Lion / Zeke: Omar Moustafa

The Wicked Witch of the West / Miss Gulch: Sarah Carruthers

Glinda the Good Witch / Auntie Em: Jess La Mari

Uncle Henry / Head Guard: Tobiah Elliott

The Wizard of Oz / Professor Marvel: Joseph D’Aspromonte


Featured Dancers

Georgia Cutajar

Ruby Elliott

Alyssa Gatt

Megan Metcalfe

Maddie Psaila

KJ Rotunno

Joshua Marzan



Kianna Bartolo

Alara Brown

Sian Clarke

Sudara De Silva

Rhi Edwards

Nathan List

Amelie Mentiplay

Matilda O’Riley

Thalia Osegueda

Stuart Simms

Daryl Stevenson

Katie Timperio

Emily Whelan

Ciara Wilson

Alex Wright

Allanahh Xanthos-Stanley

Hope Zorbas

Pit Singer

Benjamin Stokes

Adam Turner