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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries, or our President (Bianca Jones) on 0432 358 895 or email@example.com with any concerns or requests.
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
Sudara De Silva