Ozark Actors Theatre

Season 25

THE WIZARD OF OZ

By L. Frank Baum

Adapated by Frank Gabrielson

With Music and Lyrics of the MGM motion picture score by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg

Directed by Producing Artistic Director Jason Cannon

Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, the Cowardly Lion, and Toto will all finally appear on the OAT stage!  This family favorite musical, featuring songs from the timeless MGM classic film, will kick off OAT's celebration of a quarter century of outstanding live theatre.

PERFORMANCES JUNE 21-JULY 1

Thursday, June 21, 7pm

Friday, June 22, 2pm

Friday, June 22, 8pm

Saturday, June 23, 8pm

Sunday, June 24, 2pm

Thursday, June 28, 7pm

Friday, June 29, 2pm

Friday, June 29, 8pm

Saturday, June 30, 8pm

Sunday, July 1, 2pm

 

 

All performances are presented at THE CEDAR STREET PLAYHOUSE, 701 North Cedar, Rolla MO, 65401.


Presented through special arrangement with Tams-Witmark.

This production generously sponsored by PHELPS COUNTY BANK.


THE CAST

Dorothy Gale:  TESS HAMACHER

Miss Almira Gultch/Wicked Witch of the West:  APRIL STRELINGER*

Aunt Em/Glinda:  CINDY BEGER*

Uncle Henry/Emerald City Guard:  STEVE SKELTON

Hunk/Scarecrow:  MICHAEL DETMER

Hickory/Tin Man:  GREG CUELLAR

Zeke/Lion:  BLANE PRESSLER

Toto:  KAYLEE STANLEY

Professor Marvle/Wizard:  LANIN THOMASMA

Munchkin Mayor:  KELLY BROWN

Munchkin Coroner:  MAGGIE HAMACHER

Munchkin Barrister:  ESTHER GEORGE

Munchkin City Officials:  KATHERINE CONAWAY, GRACE MCCLUSKEY, RACHEL PHELPS

Munchkin Schoolteachers:  LILY CONAWAY, EMMA LINKEMAN

Munchkin Lollypop Guild:  ELIJAH DALTON, TRISTAN LEITZ, ZACHARY PHELPS

Munchkin Lullaby League:  EVE BECKER, ELIZABETH SCHNELLE, MO ARTHUR

Munchkin Ensemble:  CELESTE LEITZ, MEREDITH LIGHT, MOLLY LINKEMAN, SARAH MCCLUSKEY, EMMA PUETZ, EMMA MARIE STARNS

Crows:  KATIE BRUNO, LENA HOWDERSHELL, CHEYENNE DALTON

Trees:  MARTHA DINSDALE, CLARA MARIE-TUPPER, TRUSTIN DINSDALE

Oz Chorus/Winkies:  KATIE BRUNO, CHEYENNE DALTON, TRUSTIN DINSDALE, CLARA MARIE-TUPPER, JILL DALTON, MARTHA DINSDALE, LENA HOWDERSHELL, SUSAN HOLMES, MEGAN RIEFER, MARY KWANTES

Winkie General:  TRUSTIN DINSDALE

Nikko:  MAGGIE HAMACHER

Yellow Brick Road:  MEGAN RIEFER

(*Denotes Member, Actors' Equity Association)


NOISES OFF

By Michael Frayn

Directed by Producing Artistic Director Jason Cannon

Called the funniest farce ever written, NOISES OFF presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called NOTHING ON. Doors slamming, on- and backstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

"The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce. This dizzy, well-known romp is a festival of delirium."—The New York Times

"The funniest farce ever written! Never before has side-splitting taken on a meaning dangerously close to the non-metaphorically medical."—New York Post

"As side-splitting a farce as I have seen. Ever? Ever."—New York Magazine

 

PERFORMANCES JULY 12-22

Thursday, July 12, 7pm

Friday, July 13, 2pm

Friday, July 13, 8pm

Saturday, July 14, 8pm

Sunday, July 15, 2pm

Thursday, July 19, 7pm

Friday, July 20, 2pm

Friday, July 20, 8pm

Saturday, July 21, 8pm

Sunday, July 22, 2pm

 

All performances are presented at THE CEDAR STREET PLAYHOUSE, 701 North Cedar, Rolla MO, 65401.


NOISES OFF is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

This production generously sponsored by BREWER SCIENCE.


THE CAST

Lloyd Dallas:  BRYAN DOBSON*

Dotty Otley:  LAVONNE BYERS

Garry Lejeune:  GREG CUELLAR

Frederick Fellows:  BLANE PRESSLER

Belinda Blair:  SARAH CANNON

Poppy:  BESS MOYNIHAN

Selsdon:  GORDON FOX

Timothy Allgood:  MICHAEL DETMER

Brooke:  KRISTIN MCGUIRE

(*Denotes Member, Actors' Equity Association)

 

THE DIVINERS

By Jim Leonard, Jr.

Directed by OAT'S original Artistic Director F. Reed Brown

This marvelously theatrical play is the story of a disturbed young man and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher in southern Indiana in the early 1930s. OAT is proud to present this production as a Silver Anniversary tribute to our history and founders, as THE DIVINERS was included in Season One back in 1988.

"A splendid drama by a playwright ... with poetic as well as human feeling." Variety.

"The Diviners, which would be meritorious from anyone, is astounding from so young a writer.... Renders the humor and horror of the hinterlands with staggering accuracy.... Compelling." New York Magazine.

 

PERFORMANCES AUGUST 2-12

Thursday, August 2, 7pm

Friday, August 3, 2pm

Friday, August 3, 8pm

Saturday, August 4, 8pm

Sunday, August 5, 2pm

Thursday, August 9, 7pm

Friday, August 10, 2pm

Friday, August 10, 8pm

Saturday, August 11, 8pm

Sunday, August 12, 2pm

 

All performances are presented at THE CEDAR STREET PLAYHOUSE, 701 North Cedar, Rolla MO, 65401.


THE DIVINERS is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

This production generously sponsored by MORNINGSIDE VILLAGE.

THE CAST

Buddy Layman:  GREG CUELLAR

Jennie Mae Layman:  KRISTIN MCGUIRE

Ferris Layman:  BRYAN DOBSON*

CC Showers:  AARON ORION BAKER*

Norma Henshaw:  SUSAN HOLMES

Darlene Henshaw:  KAT MCCAULLA

Goldie Short:  LAURA LIGHT

Basil Bennet:  KEVIN EDWARDS

Luella Bennet:  JENNY ADAMS

Melvin Wilder:  MICHAEL DETMER

Dewey Maples:  BLANE PRESSLER*

(*Denotes Member, Actors' Equity Association)

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

Producing Artistic Director/Director Oz and Noises Off:  JASON CANNON**

Production Manager/Master Electrician/Light Designer Diviners:  BESS MOYNIHAN

Stage Manager:  JIM WELCH*

Assistant Stage Manager:  SARAH LEWEY*

Technical Director:  NATE LEWIS

Scenic Designer:  KEVIN SHAW

Lighting Designer Oz and Noises Off:  MICHAEL SULLIVAN

Sound Designer/Engineer:  CRIS ABBOTT

Director The Diviners:  F. REED BROWN

Costume Designers The Wizard of Oz:  BECKY FORTNER and BLANE PRESSLER

Costume Designer Noises Off:  JANE SULLIVAN

Costume Deisgner The Diviners:  AMY HOBBS

Props Mistress:  LAURA LIGHT

Musical Director Oz:  JOEL NISBETT

Choreographer Oz:  GESSELL FRISBEE

Master Carpenter/Intern:  ANDREW HERBERT

Stitcher/Intern:  LAURA COOK

Interns:  JESSICA HALEY, BECKY FORTNER, JACK GOLDEN

(*Denotes Member, Actors' Equity Association)

(**Denotes Member, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society)

Poster, Brochure, Banners, Playbill Cover, and Rack Card Design for the 2012 Summer Season by Marty Baragiola.  (www.baragioladesign.com)