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The Wizard of Oz   Tour  

 
The Wizard of Oz
Opening Date: May 1, 1998    
Closing Date: July 25, 1999

Category: Musical, Extravaganza, Original, National Tour
Description: A musical in three acts
Setting: A Kansas farm, Munchkinland, the road through the forest, the poppy field, the Wizard's palace, and the Borderland dividing the Kingdom of Oz from the Dominions of the Good Witch



Production Staff
Produced by Madison Square Garden (Tim Hawkins, Producer)
This production originally presented at the Paper Mill Playhouse (Angelo Del Rossi, Executive Producer)
Book by John Kane; Book adapted by Robert Johanson; Music by Harold Arlen; Lyrics by Yip Harburg; Based on the novel by L. Frank Baum; Based on the film adaptation by MGM, Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson and Edgar Allan Woolf; Background music by Herbert Stothart; Additional Orchestrations: Jeff Rizzo; Musical Director: Jeff Rizzo
Directed by Robert Johanson; Choreographed by Jamie Rocco; Associate Choreographer: Donna Drake
Scenic Design by Michael Anania; Costume Design by Gregg Barnes; Lighting Design by Timothy Hunter; Sound Design by David R. Paterson and Mark Menard
General Manager: Geoffrey Merrill Cohen
Production Supervisor: Bob Murphy; Stage Manager: Lori K. Powell
Special Effects by Ian O'Connor
Flying Effect: Foy; Animal Trainer: William Berloni; Press: Cathy Del Priore and Beth Hergenhan
Cast
Eartha Kitt
Wicked Witch of the West
(May 01, 1998 - Sep 27, 1998)
Almira Gulch
(May 01, 1998 - Sep 27, 1998)
Mickey Rooney
Prof. Marvel
Wizard
Bob Dorian
Uncle Henry
Winkie General
Jessica Grové
Dorothy Gale
Dirk Lumbard
Tinman
Hickory
Judith McCauley
Aunt Em
Glinda
Ken Page
Cowardly Lion
Zeke
Plenty
Toto
Lara Teeter
Scarecrow
(May 01, 1998 - Sep 27, 1998)
Hunk
(May 01, 1998 - Sep 27, 1998)
Steve Babiar
Barrister
Ensemble
Renee Bonadio
Crow
Ensemble
D'Ambrose Boyd
Crow Voice
Ensemble
Bill Brassca
Ensemble
Wendy Coates
Barrister
Ensemble
Casey Colgan
Crow Voice
Apple Tree
Ensemble
Gail Cook Howell
Apple Tree Voice
Ensemble
Christine DeVito
Crow
Ensemble
Kassandra Marie Hazard
Ensemble
Kristopher Michael Hazard
Ensemble
Daniel Herron
Crow Voice
Apple Tree
Ensemble
Heidi Karol Johnson
Apple Tree Voice
Martin Klebba
Nikko
Commander of the Flying Monkeys
Lollipop Guild
Crow
Shauna Markey
Ensemble
Andrea McCormick
Ensemble
Caroline McMahon
Ensemble
Eugene Pidgeon
Mayor of Munchkinland
Ensemble
Mark Povinelli
Lollipop Guild
Ensemble
Angela Robinson
Apple Tree Voice
Ensemble
Mary Ruvolo
Ensemble
D. J. Salisbury
Crow Voice
Apple Tree
Ensemble
Kristi Sperling
Ensemble
Leslie Stump-Vanderpool
Ensemble
Andrea Szücs
Ensemble
P.J. Terranova
Coroner
Ensemble
Russell Warfield
Crow Voice
Ensemble
Wendy Watts
Ensemble
Deborah Wilson
Lollipop Guild
Ensemble
Swings: Lenny Daniel, Donna Drake, Ron Gibbs and Jamie Waggoner
music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Over the Rainbow
Cyclone
Come Out Come Out
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
Follow the Yellow Brick Road
If I Only Had A Brain/Heart/the Nerve
We're Off to See the Wizard
Lions Tigers and Bears
Poppies/Optimistic Voices
Merry Old Land of Oz
King of the Forest
March of the Winkies
Finale
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Engagement Dates Theatre City and State
Jul 22, 1999 - Jul 25, 1999 Keller Auditorium Portland, OR
Jul 7, 1999 - Jul 18, 1999 Segerstrom Center for the Arts Costa Mesa, CA
Jun 16, 1999 - Jul 4, 1999 Pantages Theatre - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
Jun 3, 1999 - Jun 13, 1999 ASU Gammage Tempe, AZ
May 5, 1999 - May 16, 1999 Theater At Madison Square Garden New York, NY
Apr 28, 1999 - May 2, 1999 Toyota Oakdale Theatre Wallingford, CT
Apr 14, 1999 - Apr 18, 1999 DeVos Hall Grand Rapids, MI
Mar 31, 1999 - Apr 11, 1999 Fox Theatre - Detroit Detroit, MI
Mar 18, 1999 - Mar 28, 1999 Rosemont Theatre Rosemont, IL
Feb 25, 1999 - Mar 14, 1999 National Theatre Washington, DC
Feb 11, 1999 - Feb 21, 1999 Allen Theatre Cleveland, OH
Jan 28, 1999 - Feb 7, 1999 Opera House (MA) Boston, MA
Jan 12, 1999 - Jan 24, 1999 Orpheum Theatre - Minneapolis Minneapolis, MN
Dec 26, 1998 - Jan 10, 1999 Forrest Theatre Philadelphia, PA
Sep 11, 1998 - Sep 27, 1998 David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Tampa, FL
Aug 28, 1998 - Sep 6, 1998 Ohio Theatre Columbus, OH
Aug 6, 1998 - Aug 16, 1998 Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Calgary, AB
Jul 2, 1998 - Aug 2, 1998 Orpheum Theatre - San Francisco San Francisco, CA
Jun 5, 1998 - Jun 28, 1998 Sony Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto, ON
May 1, 1998 - May 31, 1998 Theater At Madison Square Garden New York, NY