The Wiz

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The Wiz
Directed by John Allman
Produced by Austin James
Written by Charlie Smalls, William F. Brown
Sponsored by Sit & Spin Productions
Show Dates September 27-29, 2012
Venue Shanley Pavilion

Heart and soul are colorblind, and The Wiz dances to a universal beat. With a soulful, freshly orchestrated score by Charlie Smalls and an updated script by William F. Brown, The Wiz remixes L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz for our generation. A contemporary spin on a timeless classic, this Wiz aims to bring this story’s universal themes to life as a fast, loud, pop-culture infused, and multicultural collage.


  • Dorothy: Christine Jones
  • The Scarecrow: Zach Piser
  • The Tin Man: Josh Kohane
  • The Lion: Gaby Hornig
  • Aunt Em/Glinda: Emily Olcott
  • Addaperle: Esther Fiebig
  • Evillene: Carly Cozad
  • Tornado: Amanda Summey
  • The Yellow Brick Road:
    • Jessica Kahkoska
    • Mallory Moser
    • Rebecca Ruttle
  • Ensemble:
    • Phoebe González
    • Yando Lopez
    • Pernell Myers
    • Ben Rotter

Musical Numbers

  • 1. Opening
  • 2. The Feeling We Once Had: Aunt Em, Dorothy
  • 3. Tornado: Yellow Brick Road, Ensemble
  • 4. He's The Wiz: Addaperle, Ensemble
  • 5. Ease On Down The Road I: Yellow Brick Road, Ensemble
  • 6. Soon As I Get Home: Dorothy
  • 7. I Was Born On The Day Before Yesterday: Scarecrow, Yellow Brick Road
  • 8. I Was Born On The Day Before Yesterday - Reprise/Ease On Down The Road II: Dorothy, Scarecrow, Yellow Brick Road
  • 9. Slide Some Oil To Me: Tin Man, The Yellow Brick Road
  • 10. Ease On Down The Road III: Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Yellow Brick Road
  • 11. Mean Ole Lion: Lion
  • 12. Be A Lion: Dorothy, Lion
  • 13. Ease On Down The Road IV: Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Yellow Brick Road
  • 14. The Emerald City (He's The Wiz - Reprise): Ensemble
  • 15. So You Wanted To Meet The Wizard: Wiz, Ensemble
  • 16. What Would I Do?: Tin Man, Dorothy, Scarecrow, Lion
  • 17. No Bad News: Evillene, Ensemble
  • 18. Everybody Rejoice: Ensemble, Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion
  • 19. Y'all Got It: Wiz, Ensemble
  • 20. If You Believe: Glinda
  • 21. Home/Finale: Dorothy

Production Team

  • Producer: Austin James
    • Assistant Producer: Seana Peterson
  • Director/Choreographer: John Allman
    • Assistant Director: Brooke Weisman
    • Assistant Choreographer: Evelyn Jacoby
  • Music Directors: Katharine Hedlund and Carrie Seavoy
  • Orchestrator: Thom Schwartz
    • Assistant Orchestrator: Charles Mueller
  • Stage Manager: Sam Mueller
    • Assistant Stage Manager: Olivia Probetts
  • Costume Designer: Cassie Bowers
  • Props Designer: Ilana Peña
  • Master Carpenter: Alex Shaffer
  • Lighting Designer: Jeremy Dalton
    • Master Electrician: Elli Williamson
  • Sound Designer: Andre Sguerra
    • Sound Consultant: Mitch Johnston
  • Fundraising Director: Justin Connolly
    • Graphic Designer: John Allman