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Wizard of Oz cast announced by Live Oak Theatre

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on February 11, 2017

Live Oak Theatre announces the cast of principals for its upcoming production of the timeless classic musical, The Wizard of Oz. “The Live Oak Theatre season closer will keep as close to the movie as possible, said director, Kyle Marra.

Auditions for the 2017 season were held in August of 2016.  The competition for Dorothy was so close that the role of Dorothy will be shared by three veteran LOT performers.  As is the LOT custom, several principal roles are double-cast.  The cast of principals is as follows:

Dorothy – Lexi Allocco, Holly Frendberg, Gwyneth Mitten

Hunk/Scarecrow – Joshua Santerelli

Hickory/Tin Man – Terry Edwards

Zeke/Cowardly Lion – Joe Santerelli, Chris Rees

Professor Chester Marvel/The Wizard of Oz – Vince Vanni

The Wicked Witch – Caitlin Frostman, Jenna Eyers

Glinda – Randi Olsen, Cami Lenart

Aunt Em – Julie Hofstede

Uncle Henry/Guard – Ron Dykes

Ms. Gulch – Amy Norris


About The Wizard of Oz

The very popular and well-known musical will conclude Live Oak Theatre’s 2016-2017 season. The cast includes Vince Vanni in the title role of the Wizard, veteran performer Terry Edwards in the role of the Tin Man, and a host of Live Oak regulars. The role of Dorothy will be shared by three Live Oak veteran performers:  Holly Frendberg, Lexi Allocco, and Gwyneth Mitten.

The production will feature the songs of the 1939 film. It includes a cast of adults and children in age appropriate roles. The Wizard of Oz will be performed on Fridays and Saturdays March 31 through April 8 at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Avenue, Brooksville, Florida 34601. Shows are 7:30 pm on Fridays and 2:30 and 7:30 pm on Saturdays.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $5 for youth 13 and younger when purchased with an adult ticket. All shows include coffee, tea and dessert. For more information call 352-593-0027 or visit www.LiveOakTheatre.org. Follow us on Facebook.

About the Live Oak Theatre Company (LOT)

The Live Oak Theatre Company (LOT), a non-profit organization, is a division of YWAM (Youth With a Mission) Tampa, a not-for-profit 501c3 company. The Live Oak Theatre Company exists to enrich families, individuals, and the community as a whole by providing positive, artistic experiences in the performing arts – including excellent, affordable, and edifying FAMILY-FRIENDLY entertainment, performance, and educational opportunities for theater patrons and participants of all ages.

For more information about the Live Oak Theatre Company, including sponsorship and audition opportunities, call 352-593-0027 or email [email protected], or go to www.LiveOakTheatre.org.


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