Popcorn Hat Players' Young Acting Company Presents

The Wonderful Wizard of OZ


Adapted by Sean Adams
Based on the book by L. Frank Baum

April 7-9, 2017


Congratulations to the Cast of
THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ!

Please confirm that you know you were cast by sending a short confirmation email to Hannah at hcavcinroda@gmail.com. Indicate in your email the first and last name of the student that was cast and let us know if we have any names spelled incorrectly. If we do not receive an email from you, we will assume you do not wish to be cast. Please be sure to read through the entire cast list as some students have been cast in more than one role. Our Production Stage Manager, Hannah Avcin-Roda, will be in touch with you within the week regarding when scripts are available for pick up. All students that are cast and at least one parent/guardian are required to attend the Full Company Parent Info Meeting & Readthrough on Wednesday, February 1 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Gamut Theatre. This mandatory meeting is extremely important and cannot be missed. Some younger actors may be dismissed early after the Parent/Cast Meeting.

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ Cast List by Character


Dorothy - Julia Toyer

Scarecrow - Carl Bright-Walck

Tin Woodman - Brady Weaver

Cowardly Lion - Larry Brown

Toto - Sophia Commissiong

Guardian of the Gate - Seth Winnick

Oz - Alex Winnick

The Good Witch of the North - Katie Latta

Wicked Witch of the West - Alexandra "Aley" Johnson

Glinda, The Good Witch of the South - Leighann Koppenhofer

Aunt Em - Helena Webb

Uncle Henry - Cassius Koppenhofer

Flying Monkey 1 - Noah Smull

Flying Monkey 2 - Kaylee Kramer

Flying Monkey 3 - Caroline Cunningham

Winky 1 - Colin Wilmarth

Winky 2 - Ava Rose Smith

Winky 3 - Alek Panchik

Boq- Connor Coyle

Munchkin 1 - Milena Kurus

Munchkin 2 - Devyn Witmer

Munchkin 3 - Ava Giorgione

Crow 1 - Kaitlyn Simmons

Crow 2 - Olivia Koppenhofer

Crow 3 - Madison Schmidt

Queen of the Field Mice - Georgia Bailey

China Doll - Evelyn Adams

Cat - Audrey Adams

Quadling 1 - Julia Garfinkel

Farmer - Maya Madden

Shadow Scarecrow - Cash Ritter

Shadow Woodman - Jacob Reardon

Munchkin Girl - Kendall Kramer

Shadow Witch - Sophia James

Friendly Trees:

Kaylee Kramer

Caroline Cunningham

Ave Rose Smith

Kailynn Koozer

Nia Keoning

Callie Ritter

Maya Madden

Sophia James

Hammerheads:

Noah Smull

Connor Coyle

Poppies:

Evelyn Adams

Audrey Adams

Cecelia Feichtel

Macy Kiker

Amelia Ritrievi

Colin Wilmarth

Ava Rose Smith

Alek Panchik

Winkies:

Colin Wilmarth

Ava Rose Smith

Alek Panchik

Evelyn Adams

Audrey Adams

Jacob Reardon

Kailynn Koozer

Macy Kiker

Amelia Ritrievi

Nia Keoning

Callie Ritter

Munchkins:

Milena Kurus

Devyn Witmer

Ava Giorgione

Julia Garfinkel

Daniel Hutchins

Chase Coulter

Zachary Buck

Lucas Welsh

Kennedy Commissiong

Quadlings:

Julia Garfinkel

Milena Kurus

Devyn Witmer

Ava Giorgione

Cash Ritter

Daniel Hutchins

Chase Coulter

Zachary Buck

Lucas Welsh

Kennedy Commissiong

Kalidahs:

Joseph Lavendar

Maya Madden

Sophia James

Fighting Trees

Maya Madden

Sophia James

Field Mice

Clarissa Feichtel

Lilly Wiegand

Kendall Kramer

Cyclone: 

Clarissa Feichtel

Leighann Koppenhofer

Olivia Koppenhofer

Colin Wilmarth

Caroline Cunningham 

Madison Schmidt

Jacob Reardon

Joseph Lavendar

1st gathering of Citizens of the Emerald City:

Alek Panchik

Amelia Ritrievi

Audrey Adams

Ava Giorgione

Ave Rose Smith

Callie Ritter

Caroline Cunningham

Cash Ritter

Cassius Koppenhofer

Cecelia Feichtel

Chase Coulter

Clarissa Feichtel

Colin Wilmarth

Connor Coyle

Daniel Hutchins

Devyn Witmer

Georgia Bailey

Helena Webb

Jacob Reardon

Joseph Lavendar

Julia Garfinkel

Kailynn Koozer

Kaitlyn Simmons

Katie Latta

Kaylee Kramer

Kendall Kramer

Kennedy Commissiong

Leighann Koppenhofer

Lilly Wiegand

Lucas Welsh

Macy Kiker

Madison Schmidt

Maya Madden

Milena Kurus

Nia Keoning

Noah Smull

Olivia Koppenhofer

Sophia James

Zachary Buck

2nd Group of Citizens:

Ava Giorgione

Caroline Cunningham

Cash Ritter

Cassius Koppenhofer

Cecelia Fiechtel

Chase Coulter

Clarissa Fiechtel

Daniel Hutchins

Devyn Witmer

Evelyn Adams

Georgia Bailey

Helena Webb

Jacob Reardon

Joseph Lavender

Julia Garfinkel

Kaitlyn Simmons

Katie Latta

Kendall Kramer

Kennedy Commissiong

Lilly Wiegand

Lucas Welsh

Madison Schmidt

Milena Kurus

Olivia Koppenhofer

Zachary Buck

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ Cast List by Actor
 

Alek Panchik - Poppy, Winky 3, 1st Citizens

Alex Winnick - Oz

Alexandra "Aley" Johnson - Wicked Witch of the West

Amelia Ritrievi - Poppy, Winky, 1st Citizens

Audrey Adams - Cat, Poppy, Winky, 1st Citizens

Ava Giorgione - Munchkin 3, Quadling, 1st and 2nd Citizens

Ave Rose Smith - Poppy, Winky 2, 1st Citizens

Brady Weaver - Tin Woodman

Callie Ritter - Friendly Tree, Winky, 1st Citizens

Carl Bright-Walck - Scarecrow

Caroline Cunningham - Flying Monkey 3, Friendly Tree, 1st and 2nd Citizens, Cyclone

Cash Ritter - Shadow Scarecrow, Quadling, 1st and 2nd Citizens

Cassius Koppenhofer - Uncle Henry, 1st and 2nd Citizens

Cecelia Feichtel - Poppy, 1st and 2nd Citizens

Chase Coulter - Munchkin, Quadling, 1st and 2nd Citizens

Clarissa Feichtel - Field Mouse, 1st and 2nd Citizens, Cyclone

Colin Wilmarth - Poppy, Winky 1, 1st Citizens, Cyclone

Connor Coyle - Boq, Hammerhead

Daniel Hutchins - Munchkin, Quadling, 1st and 2nd Citizens

Devyn Witmer - Munchkin 2, Quadling, 1st and 2nd Citizens

Evelyn Adams - China Doll, Poppy, Winky, 1st Citizens

Georgia Bailey - Queen of the Field Mice, 1st and 2nd Citizens

Helena Webb - Aunt Em, 1st and 2nd Citizens

Jacob Reardon - Shadow Woodman, Winky, 1st Citizens, Cyclone

Joseph Lavendar - Kalidah, 1st and 2nd Citizens, Cyclone

Julia Garfinkel - Quadling 1, Munchkin, 1st and 2nd Citizens

Julia Toyer - Dorothy

Kailynn Koozer - Winky, Friendly Tree, 1st Citizens

Kaitlyn Simmons - Crow 1, 1st and 2nd Citizens

Katie Latta - The Good Witch of North, 1st and 2nd Citizens

Kaylee Kramer - Flying Monkey 2, Friendly Tree, 1st Citizens

Kendall Kramer - Munchkin Girl, Field Mouse, 1st and 2nd Citizens

Kennedy Commissiong - Munchkin, Quadling, 1st and 2nd Citizens

Larry Brown - Cowardly Lion

Leighann Koppenhofer - Glinda, The Good Witch of the South, 1st Citizens, Cyclone

Lilly Wiegand - Field Mouse, 1st and 2nd Citizens

Lucas Welsh - Munchkin, Quadling, 1st and 2nd Citizens

Macy Kiker - Poppy, Winky, 1st Citizens

Madison Schmidt - Crow 3, 1st and 2nd Citizens, Cyclone

Maya Madden - Farmer, Kalidah, Friendly Tree, Fighting Tree, 1st Citizens

Milena Kurus - Munchkin 1, Quadling, 1st and 2nd Citizens

Nia Keoning - Friendly Tree, Winky, 1st Citizens

Noah Smull - Flying Monkey 1, Hammerhead, 1st Citizens

Olivia Koppenhofer - Crow 2, 1st and 2nd Citizens, Cyclone

Seth Winnick - Guardian of the Gate

Sophia Commissiong - Toto

Sophia James - Kalidah, Shadow Witch, Friendly Tree, Fighting Tree, 1st Citizens

Zachary Buck - Munchkin, Quadling, 1st and 2nd Citizens


Open Auditions

January 11  - Ages 8-18 from 6-8 p.m.

January 14 - Ages 6-7 from 2:30-4:00 p.m.
                   - Ages 8-18 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.


All actors who wish to audition MUST schedule an audition appointment with Tara by sending an email to Tara@GamutTheatre.org at least 48 hours prior to audition time. 
We do not allow any walk-ins.


PARENT/STUDENT CHECKLIST:

 1)  Before your student signs up for an audition, please download and read the AUDITION INFO letter. (See Below)

 2)  Send an email to Tara@GamutTheatre.org with the date you want to audition. 
      Students ages 6 and 7: Jan. 14, 4:30-6:00pm;
      Students ages 8-18 may choose either Jan. 11, 6:00-8:00pm OR Jan. 14, 4:30-6:30pm

       In your email, please include:
          a) Name, age, gender of the student
          b) Parent/Guardian Name
          c) Phone Number
          d) Audition Date preference (for ages 8-18)
          e) Will the student be available for a potential callback on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 3:00-5:00pm?
          f) You will receive a confirmation email from Tara.  Please note that Gamut is out of the office Dec. 23-27 and Jan. 1-3.

 3)  Download and print the AUDITION FORM and be sure to fill out BOTH SIDES of the form. (See Below)

 4)  AUDITION DAY
          a) Students do not need to prepare anything for the audition, but should be ready to speak loudly and clearly on the stage                    independently and be ready to learn a simple song and dance in a group setting
          b) Bring a head and shoulders photo (school photo is fine)
          c) Bring the AUDITION FORM
          
d) Wear clothes for movement and comfort (no dresses, skirts, heels)
          
e) Arrive at least 15 minutes before audition time to allow time for check-in.  Auditions begin promptly on time

 5) After the Audition, please follow the directions on your AUDITION INFO letter to find out if you are cast in the show.


About the Popcorn Hat Players' Young Acting Company


A cast of over 30 student actors ages 5-18 present a professionally-produced original adaptation of this childhood favorite. This production will feature singing, dancing, stage combat, and of course, endless laughs.

Follow the adventures of a Kansas farm girl named Dorothy and her pet dog Toto, as they are swept away by a cyclone into Munchkin Country in the magical Land of Oz.  Granted a pair of enchanted silver shoes by the Good Witch of the North, Dorothy befriends a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodman, and a Cowardly Lion in her quest to get to the Emerald City and find her way back home.  Many trials await them including battling the Wicked Witch of the West and her Winged Monkeys.  One of America’s most famous and truly loved fairytales!

    Directed by Melissa Nicholson, the cast of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is composed of both former and current students of the Gamut Theatre Academy, as well as newcomers to the Gamut Theatre.  The performance will feature singing, dancing, staged combat, and the irreverent humor that the Popcorn Hat Players are known for, as well as giving the cast of students a chance to learn the ins and outs of a professional theatrical production as they display their own incredible talent.

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz will be presented at Gamut Theatre, 15 N. 4th Street, Harrisburg, PA  April 7 - 9.  Tickets are $15 each and seating is reserved.  Group discounts are also available.  For reservations, call 717-238-4111 or email info@GamutTheatre.org.