Wizard of Oz opening night is Friday at Lebowsky Center in Owosso!
The 45 member cast will take you on an adventurous journey down the yellow brick road.
Show Dates: September 8, 9, 15, 16 @ 7:30pm; Sept. 9, 10, 16, 17 @ 2pm
Show Sponsors: Bruce & Susan Cannon; Drs. Jeannine Hopfensperger & Thomas Teal
Pinkney native Ava Taube, a current Michigan State student will make her Lebowsky debut as Dorothy. The Cowardly Lion/Zeke, Travis Williams will also be making his musical debut in this show, although he previously wowed the audience at last December's Holiday Show with his performance of "Oh Holy Night." The Wicked Witch of the West/Miss Gulch, Dawn Sabourin of Clio is not new to the role but is new to the Lebowsky stage. "We are excited for audiences to enjoy the performances of these talented new actors" said Lebowsky Center Artistic Director Garrett Bradley. "The Wizard of Oz is so familiar to older generations, but we hope all the youngest audience members will fall in love with the story as the other generations have."
Other principal roles includes some familiar faces: Michael Windnagle as The Scarecrow; Kaleb Kimerer as The Tin Man, Sarah Hayner as Glinda, and Bryan Dryer as the Wizard. 28 munchkins from several area schools make up the rest of the cast, along with adult ensemble members.
A live orchestra conducted by Matt Meeuwse will provide music from the pit. Tickets are $28 for adults, $25 for seniors and students, and $21 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available at https://lebowskycenter.com/