Main Stage

The Wizard of Oz

By L. Frank Baum
With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard
Orchestration by Larry Wilcox
Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.
Directed by Joey Tremblay

Nov 21, 2012 – Jan 3, 2013
Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes plus one 15 minute intermission

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This winter, don't miss The Wizard of Oz, a magical adventure for the whole family. Join Dorothy Gale as she is swept away to the Land of Oz and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who she hopes can help her return home. Featuring your favourite songs and a hilarious cast of characters, this classic musical is an unforgettable introduction to the theatre for your young ones – and a joyous rediscovery for the child in all of us.

The Wizard of Oz Cast List

Darla Biccum Aunt Em, Munchkin Citizen, Emerald City Citizen (Ozian), Winkie
Chris Bullough Scarecrow, Hunk, Munchkin Coroner
Sheldon Davis Uncle Henry, Munchkin Mayor, Snowman, Emerald City Sheriff, Winkie General
Michael De Rose Lion, Zeke, Munchkin Citizen, Crow
Tess Degenstein Glinda, Kansas Girl, Emerald City Citizen (Ozian), Winkie, Jitterbug Dancer
Beth Graham Wicked Witch of the West, Miss Almira Gultch, Emerald City Citizen  (Ozian)
Jonelle Gunderson Kansas Girl, Munchkin Ballerina, Poppy Girl, Emerald City Citizen (Ozian), Winkie, Jitterbug
Nathan Howe Toto
Alex McCooeye Tin Man, Hickory, Munchkin Ballerina
Dov Mickelson Wizard of OZ (Professor Marvel), Lollipop Leaguer, Emerald City Citizen (Ozian), Nikko
Katie Ryerson  Dorothy
Kaitlyn Semple Kansas Girl, Munchkin Ballerina, Crow, Jitterbug Dancer, Emerald City Citizen (Ozian), Winkie
   
Joey Tremblay Director
Krista Jackson Assistant Director
Dayna Tekatch Choreographer
Allen Cole Musical Director
Bretta Gerecke Set and Properties Designer
Emma Williams Costume Designer
Wendy Greenwood Lighting Designer
Jeremy Sauer Sound Designer
Shelby Lyn Lowe Design Intern
Esther Howie Stage Manager
Jessica Stinson Assistant Stage Manager
Anita Posterino Apprentice Stage Manager
   

Darla Biccum | Aunt Em, Munchkin Citizen, Emerald City Citizen (Ozian), Winkie
Globe Theatre:
The Alice Nocturne,The Girl in the Goldfish Bowl, Mom’s the Word, Cinderella, George Dandin, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Tempest, Bag Babies, Road.
Other Theatre: Luck (Essential Collective Theatre); Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad, A Doll’s House (Persephone Theatre); Caberlesque!, Marg Szkaluba, Pissy’s Wife (BSide Productions). Upcoming: God of Carnage (Golden Apple Theatre). Film & Television: Vampire Dog, Dolan’s Cadillac, Walled In, Corner Gas, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Incredible Story Studios.

Chris Bullough | Scarecrow, Hunk, Munchkin Coroner
Globe Theatre: George Dandin; Strawberries in January.
Other Theatre: Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, Othello, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, Comedy of Errors, Titus Andronicus,  Two Gentlemen of Verona (Musical), The Winter’s Tale, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, The Merchant of Venice (Freewill Shakespeare Company); A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, Death of a Salesman, A Christmas Carol (Citadel Theatre); Mojo, Danny Loves a Girl, Choke (Theatre Network); Romeo and Juliet (Theatre Calgary); Suburbia, This is Our Youth, The Glass Menagerie (KIll Your Television). Upcoming: That’s Danger (Alberta Worker’s Health Centre); Moby Dick (Wishbone Theatre). Radio: Writer/Performer for The Irrelevant Show on CBC Radio One. Other: 2006 and 2009 Sterling Award for “Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role” for Love’s Labour’s Lost and Richard III (Freewill Shakespeare Company). In 2010 Chris was nominated for a Betty Mitchell award for his role in Abraham Lincoln Goes to the Theatre (Alberta Theatre Projects). The same year he received a Sterling Award for his direction of Shimmer (Wishbone Theatre). 

Sheldon Davis | Uncle Henry, Munchkin Mayor, Snowman, Emerald City Sheriff, Winkie General
Globe Theatre:
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Just So, Mesa,  Honk!
Other Theatre: Merry Wives of Windsor, Man of La Mancha (Theatre by the Bay); The 39 Steps (Sudbury Theatre Centre); The Gifts of the Magi (Theatre New Brunswick); The Whimsy State, or the Principality of Outer Baldonia (Lunchbox Theatre; Calgary-Nova Scotia Tour); Queen For A Day (April 30th Entertainment). Upcoming: Little Shop of Horrors (Theatre New Brunswick); Anne Of Green Gables (Theatre Calgary). Film & Television: Sanctuary, The Recruit; Due South, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Guitarman, The Listener.

Michael De Rose | Lion, Zeke, Munchkin Citizen, Crow
Globe Theatre: Debut in The Wizard of Oz.
Other Theatre: Queen for a Day (April 30th Entertainment); Godspell (VPP); I Love You Because (Angelwalk; Dora Nomination Outstanding Production); She Loves Me, A Christmas Carol: The Musical, Romeo and Juliet (Rose Theatre); Reefer Madness (Lower Ossington Theatre); The Story Begins /Driven to Score (Theatre 20); Paradise by the River (Shadowpath); One Step Forward: In Concert (Talk is Free); Hamlet (Resurgence Theatre); The Laramie Project, Angels in America (Column 13); A Christmas Carol, The Taming of the Dude (ACT); Mimi: A Poisoner`s Comedy Workshop (Tarragon); As Is (On the Wing). Upcoming: Godspell (Drayton Entertainment). Other: Michael wishes to thank his family, Dons and George for always encouraging him to be a better lion.

Tess Degenstein | Glinda, Kansas Girl, Emerald City Citizen (Ozian), Winkie, Jitterbug Dancer
Globe Theatre: The Alice Nocturne.
Other Theatre:  Sylvia (Mayfield Theatre); An Almost Perfect Thing (Workshop West); Death of a Salesman, As You Like It (Citadel Theatre); What Gives and Revenge of The South Sea Bubble (Teatro la Quindicina); and three seasons with the FreeWill Shakespeare Festival. Film & Television: Renegadepress.com (APTN/ Global); King (Showcase); Murdoch Mysteries (CBC). Upcoming: Time Stands Still (Theatre Aquarius). Other: Sterling Nomination for Best Actress. Tess is also one of the core cast members of Space Janitors, a Canadian web series that the Globe and Mail named one of Six Web Series to Watch (www.spacejanitors.com). She is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s BFA (Acting) program and alumni of the Banff/Citadel Professional Training Program. A huge thank you to family, friends, and Ry.

Beth Graham | Wicked Witch of the West, Miss Almira Gultch, Emerald City Citizen (Ozian)
Globe Theatre: Strawberries In January.
Other Theatre: Death of A Salesman, A Christmas Carol, Penelope vs. The Aliens (Citadel Theatre); The Drowning Girls (Alberta Theatre Projects PlayRites, National Tour); Hunchback, Nevermore, The Blue Orphan (Catalyst Theatre); Victor and Victoria’s Terrifying Tale of Terrible Things (Kill Your Television, Edmonton Fringe, New York Fringe). Upcoming: Beth will be appearing as Penelope in The Penelopiad at the Citadel Theatre in the spring.

Jonelle Gunderson | Kansas Girl, Munchkin Ballerina, Poppy Girl, Emerald City Citizen (Ozian), Winkie, Jitterbug
Globe Theatre: A Doll’s House, Peter Pan, The Alice Nocturne, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Christmas Carol.
Other Theatre:  Morning Glory (Summerworks Festival); My Name is Rachel Corrie (Hectik Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Persephone Theatre). Film & Television: Dan for Mayor (CTV); Seeing in the Dark (Year of the Skunk Productions); Corner Gas (Prairie Pants Productions). Other: Afghanada, Sound Xchange, The world according to Charlie D: First Time Caller, Long Time Listener (CBC radio). Jonelle is also a graduate of the Globe Theatre’s Conservatory Actor Training program (2008) and the University of Regina’s Theatre program (2006).

Nathan Howe | Toto
Globe Theatre: Debut in The Wizard of Oz.
Other Theatre: Tree Boy, The Canada Show (Persephone Youth Tour); Vimy, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (Live Five); Two Corpses Go Dancing, It’s Been Taken, Robots Eating Humans (Fringe Festivals); Buffalos (Tant per Tant); The Odyssey, Woyzeck, The Crucible, Black Comedy, Peer Gynt, Assassins (Greystone Theatre). Upcoming: Pride and Prejudice (Globe Theatre); The Frenzy of Queen Maeve (Live Five). Other: Nathan spent last summer at the Globe Conservatory and has his BFA in Acting from The University of Saskatchewan.

Alex McCooeye | Tin Man, Hickory, Munchkin Ballerina
Globe Theatre: Debut in The Wizard of Oz.
Other Theatre:  A Christmas Carol, Nativity, The Ark (National Arts Centre); Saint Carmen (NAC/Canstage); Mother Courage (NAC/Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); Harvey (Segal); The Bacchae, Rock, Paper, Jackknife, The Pit and The Pendulum (Centaur); The Taming of The Shrew (Repercussion); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Citadel); The 39 Steps (Aquarius, Magnus); Beethoven Lives Upstairs; Little Prince (Geordie); Rabbit Rabbit, Me Happy,The Particulars (Summerworks). Upcoming: Directing and adapting a short story called Saving Fats for The Playwright Project in Toronto. And Spamelot for The Citadel in Edmonton. Other: Alex is a graduate of The National Theatre School of Canada and The Robbins Academy.

Dov Mickelson | Wizard of Oz (Professor Marvel), Lollipop Leaguer, Emerald City Citizen (Ozian), Nikko
Globe Theatre:  Debut in The Wizard of Oz.
Other Theatre:  Frankenstein, The Blue Orphan, Pootsie Plunket (Catalyst Theatre); Amadeus (Canadian Stage/Citadel); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Can Stage); One of Ours (Winnipeg Jewish Theatre); The Amorous Servant (Pleiades); Dying to be Sick (Pleiades/NationalArtsCentre); Like the First Time (One Little Goat); The Right Road to Pontypool (4th Line Theatre). Film & Television: Found Objects (Old World Film). Other: Dov would like to thank his family for their love and support.

Katie Ryerson | Dorothy
Globe Theatre: Debut in The Wizard of Oz.
Other Theatre: Henry V, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Company of Fools); The Convent of Pleasure (Toronto Masque Theatre); Just To See You Smile, Olga, The River Nymph (New Voices Festival); Othello (Salamander Shakespeare Company); Company, The Bundle, The Crucible, The Country Wife, As You Like It (Ryerson Theatre). Other: As a Calgary born, Ottawa raised, and Toronto schooled gal (BFA from Ryerson University), Katie is thrilled to spend some quality time with another of Canada’s beautiful cities. My deepest love and thanks to Sharon, the absolutely fantastic cast and crew, my family, and Warren. Enjoy the show, and happy holidays.

Kaitlyn Semple | Kansas Girl, Munchkin Ballerina, Crow, Jitterbug Dancer, Emerald City Citizen (Ozian), Winkie
Globe Theatre: Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story, Shout Sister, Cope, Jake and the Kid, Metamorphoses.
Other Theatre: Cope (Live Five Theatre); The Fan (Odyssey Theatre); As You Like It (Citadel Theatre); Little Women (Persephone Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Antony and Cleopatra (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan). Upcoming: Cope (Persephone Youth Tour). Other: Kaitlyn placed in the top 6 of CBC’s Triple Sensation. She holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Regina and is a graduate of the 2010 Globe Theatre Conservatory Actor Training Program as well as the Banff/Citadel Training Program. Love to my family and fiancé.

   

Joey Tremblay | Director
Globe Theatre: Acting: The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon, Elephant Wake, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Just So, Twelfth Night, A Man for All Seasons. Directing: The Alice Nocturne, Girl in the Goldfish Bowl, O George, Strawberries in January, The Red Priest.
Other Theatre: Oliver!, Creation, Saint Carmen of  The Main (National Arts Centre and Canadian Stage); Nativity, Romeo & Juliet (National Arts Centre); Plan B (Alberta Theatre Projects); Hamlet, Henry V, The Taming of the Shrew (Rivercity Shakespeare Festival); Carmen Angel, The Blue Orphan, The House of Pootsie Plunket, Boy in My Perfect Heaven (Catalyst Theatre); Macbeth (Chinook Theatre); Don Juan (Persephone Theatre).

Krista Jackson | Assistant Director
Globe Theatre:
Debut in The Wizard of Oz.
Other Theatre: Assistant Director: Hedda Gabler, His Girl Friday, Misalliance; Director: FourPlay, Shaw Festival, Village Wooing (zone41 Theatre); The Mamet Women (Winnipeg Jewish Theatre); The Seafarer (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); Appeared in: Age of Arousal, North Main Gothic (Theatre Projects Manitoba); Three Sisters (zone41 Theatre/Theatre Projects Manitoba); The Threepenny Opera, Quills, Les Belles Soeurs (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); Dracula (The Grand). Other: Krista makes her home in Winnipeg where she is Artistic Director of zone41 Theatre. She was shortlisted for the inaugural Gina Wilkinson Prize for Emerging Female directors. www.zone41.ca.

Dayna Tekatch | Choreographer
Globe Theatre: Debut in The Wizard Of Oz.
Other Theatre: Director/Choreographer: Oliver! (National Arts Centre); Midlife (Orillia Opera House); Director: The 39 Steps (Stage West and 1000 Islands Playhouse); Driving Miss Daisy, Tuesdays With Morrie (Starbright Festival); Choreographer: The Drowsy Chaperone (Vancouver Playhouse, Citadel, National Arts Centre); Romeo & Juliet, Nativity, Christmas Carol, Creation (National Arts Centre); The Rocky Horror Show, Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story (Theatre Aquarius); Romeo & Juliet (Canadian Stage); Anything Goes, Music Man (Theatre Under the Stars). Other: Dayna spent eight seasons in the company of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival as an actor and choreographer.

Allen Cole | Arranger & Musical Director
Globe Theatre: Debut in The Wizard of Oz.
Other Theatre:  Allen has worked as composer, musical director, lyricist and/or book writer on musical theatre works such as The Wrong Son (National Arts Centre); Anything That Moves (with Ann-Marie MacDonald and Alisa Palmer); and Pélagie (NAC and CanStage). He has composed music for many companies, including Shaw Festival, Stratford Shakespeare Festival and Soulpepper. He has won numerous awards, including four Doras, and a Best Film Score Award from the Atlantic Film Festival. His musical, Rockbound, won five Merritt Awards, and was nominated for Nova Scotia’s Masterworks Award. His funk musical comedy, The Bricklin, opens in Poland in November, 2012. Other: Allen was Artistic Director of the Caravan Farm Theatre from 1996 – 1999.

Bretta Gerecke | Set and Properties Designer
Globe Theatre:
Elephant Wake, George Dandin.
Other Theatre:  Hunchback, Frankenstein, Nevermore (Catalyst Theatre); The Secret Garden Opera (Trinity laban London and The Banff Centre); Enron, Beyond Eden (Theatre Calgary); Fire, Misery, Sunday Father (The Canadian Stage Company); The Inventor, Don Giovanni, Rigoletto (Calgary Opera). Upcoming: Metamorphoses (National Arts Centre); The Penelopiad (The Citadel Theatre); Madama Butterfly (Calgary Opera). Other: Winner of 3 Saskatchewan Area Theatre Awards, 20 Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards, 2 Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards, 3 Betty Mitchell Awards, The Global Woman of Vision Award, The Enbridge Emerging Artist Award, Avenue Magazine “Top 40 Under 40” and twice short-listed for the Siminovitch Prize.

Emma Williams | Costume Designer
Globe Theatre:
Billy Bishop Goes to War, Midsummer (a play with songs).
Other Theatre: Decade (Headlong); Calendar Girls (Winnipeg/Toronto and Chichester Festival Theatre/West End/UK tour); Bird Song (West End); Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, Henry V (Royal Shakespeare Company/Roundhouse , Olivier Award-winner Best Costume Design 2009); Zorro the Musical (West End); Richard III, Canterbury Tales (Royal Shakespeare Company); O Go My Man (Royal Court); Ordinary Angels (Royal Exchange Manchester – M.E.N Award-winner for Design); Kool Down (Somerset House); The Fat Lady Sings (Yvonne Arnaud). Film & Television: The Darkest Days, Apollo and  The Continents, Skeletons Warming Themselves, Rabbit on the Moon, Chunky Monkey, Pierre Dupont, Fingers Crossed, Old Street, Nouvelle France, Elmina’s Kitchen, In Search of Myths and Heroes. Other: Special events include: Circus (Take That tour), Qatar 77 , Virgin Atlantic Vancouver.

Wendy Greenwood | Lighting Designer
Globe Theatre: Robin Hood, Tuesdays With Morrie, The Glass Menagerie.
Other Theatre: The Trials of Ezra Pound, Good Mother, Agamemnon, The Flies (Stratford Shakespeare Festival); The School for Scandal (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); The League of Nathans (Factory Theatre); Annie – The Musical, Miracle on 34th Street (The Grand Theatre, London); Die Fledermaus, The Handmaid’s Tale, Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Associate Lighting Designer, Canadian Opera Company); Thirteen seasons with Lighthouse Festival Theatre. Upcoming: The Voysey Inheritance (Amicus Productions). Other: So excited to be back among friends at the Globe.

Jeremy Sauer | Sound Designer
Globe Theatre: Main Stage: Sound Designer: Jake and the Kid, A Doll’s House, The Alice Nocturne, Doubt, a Parable, Sexy Laundry, Girl in The GoldfishBowl, Death and the Maiden; Musician: Mesa; Shumiatcher Sandbox Series: Musician/Composer for Fusion III; Composer/Sound Designer for A Thirst Undone, Hot Little Hands; Musician/Arranger for Dot and Mae: Delusions of Grandeur, Marg Szkaluba (Pissy’s Wife); Co-creator and performer in The Unforeseen Journey of Nathaniel Dunbar. Other: Jeremy is a pianist and composer, who spends much of his time playing and writing music with his good friend Belle Plaine.

Shelby Lyn Lowe | Set & Properties Design Intern
Globe Theatre: Production Assistant: Kaleidocycle (Globe Theatre Sandbox Series), Design Intern: Billy Bishop Goes to War.
Other Theatre: Set and Costume Design: The Unseen, Lookingglass (University of Regina); Assistant Designer: Schoolhouse (University of Regina); Set Assistant: Ballet (Curtain Razors).
Set & Puppet Construction, Puppeteer: Kathleen’s Diary (Moxie Films). Upcoming: Design Assistant: Pride and Prejudice (Globe Theatre). Film & Television: Puppet Film Set Construction: Kathleen’s Diary (Moxie Films). Other: Shelby will be completing her BFA in Theatre Design at the end of the upcoming winter semester.

Esther Howie | Stage Manager
Globe Theatre: Buddy — A Buddy Holly Story, Robin Hood, Copenhagen, Having Hope at Home, Metamorphoses, The Alice Nocturne, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Mom’s the Word.
Other Theatre: Stage Manager: That Summer (Theatre North West); Buddy — A Buddy Holly Story (Persephone Theatre); Johnny Belinda, An Inspector Calls, Ton’s of Money, A Doll’s House (Montgomery Theatre/TNB); Jacques Brel (Golden Apple Theatre); Assistant Stage Manager: A Skull in Connemara, Berlin Blues (Persephone Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar (Citadel Theatre); Seussical:The Musical (Silvermist Productions); The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan); Anne & Gilbert (Victoria Playhouse, PEI). Upcoming: God of Carnage (Golden Apple Theatre). Other: Esther is a graduate from the U of R Stage Management program.

Jessica Stinson | Assistant Stage Manager
Globe Theatre: Debut in The Wizard of Oz.
Other Theatre: Stage Manager: WordPlay (The Grand Theatre, McManus); Assistant Stage Manager: The Best Brothers, 2011 Director’s Project; Apprentice Stage Manager: Richard III, Titus Andronicus; Production Assistant: King of Thieves, Do Not Go Gentle, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Stratford Shakespeare Festival); Apprentice Stage Manager: Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat, The Last Five Years, Dry Streak, The Syringa Tree, The Pirates of Penzance (The Grand Theatre); Mending Fences, Harvest, Animal Magnetism (Port Stanley Festival Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (The Driftwood Theatre Group), Mask and Madness in Macbeth (Shakespeare In Action). Upcoming: Assistant Stage Manager: Yankee Tavern (The Grand Theatre). Other: Jessica is a graduate of the York University Theatre program with a double specialization in Production (Stage Management) and Theatre Studies (Creative Ensemble).

Anita Posterino | Apprentice Stage Manager
Globe Theatre: Debut in The Wizard of Oz.
Other Theatre: Midsumma Festival; Moomba Waterfest; Victorian State School Spectacular; Melbourne International Comedy Festival; Knox Festival. Upcoming: Henry and Alice, Pride and Prejudice, I Claudia (Globe Theatre). Other: Anita was based in Melbourne Australia, where she completed a Live Production, Theatre and Events course. She also worked as an Event/Stage Manager at the Banff Centre.

 

Photo by Sharpshooter Photography
In Photo: Alex McCooeye as Tin Man, Chris Bullough as Scarecrow, Katie Ryerson as Dorothy and Michael De Rose as The Cowardly Lion

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