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FestivALLThe Wiz is the soulful African American version of the classic Wizard of Oz fairy tale with a modern twist that retells the tale. The Charleston Light Opera Guild will present this mega hit at the Civic Center Little Theatre on June 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 8:00 p.m. and June 19 and 26, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. The product is a main event of FestivALL Charleston 2016. All seats are reserved at $25.

The Wiz originated on Broadway in 1975, became a hit movie in 1978 and has enjoyed several reincarnations including a holiday 2015 television LIVE rendition. The music by Charlie Smalls is a lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul. The score includes Ease on Down the Road, Home, If You Believe, Mean ole Lion, No Bad News and Everybody Rejoice.

The Guild's production of The Wiz is sponsored by Mrs. Alex Schoenbaum.


CAST

Desiree Murphy Dorothy
Austin A. Thomas Scarecrow
Reginald M. Parks Tin Man
Kevin Hardy Lion
Phil Washington The Wiz
Shayla Leftridge Evillene
Christy Day Shavers Glinda
Cindy Moss Aunt Em
Leisha Gibson Addaperle
Wesley Armstead Royal Gatekeeper
James E. Wesley Uncle Henry
Matthew Young Winged Monkey
Tyrek Saunders Crow
Ben Hinkle Crow
Amelia Legg-Coleman Tornado
Kiara S. Moore Tornado
Tiffany Plear Tornado
Zuri Barnes Tornado
Cameron Macklin Yellow Brick Road
Trey Harris Yellow Brick Road
Ashle Branham Yellow Brick Road
Mikayla Gunn Yellow Brick Road
Luciana Britton 1st Citizen of Oz
Raynalle Rouse Kalidah Queen
Renee Ecckles-Hardy Munchkin 1
Dwedee Kobbah Munchkin 2
Karen P. Williams Munchkin 3
Quinci Shavers Munchkin 4
Raequan Gaymon Mouse
Edward Frederick Dancer
Terrell Rush Dancer
Alexis Wilder Dancer
Shannen Wright Poppy Dancer

Nina Denton Pasinetti Director/Choreographer
Bobby Hodges, Jr. Musical Director
David Patrick Accompanist
Thomas Pasinetti Technical Director
Paul Shannon Additional Choreography

 

 

 

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