The Wizard of Oz

Dogs, Music, Kids…And Some Ruby Chucks!

A classic coming of age story, with some updated twists! The Wizard of Oz is an ambitious undertaking for any theatre, and this was no exception. With the imaginative direction of Richie Combs-Canaday, our production took a simple magic approach that put us actors as the primary motor for the story telling. Playing Dorothy, this tale really did get to me time I landed back in Kansas among family and friends once more.


“This is my favorite role of [Kauffman’s] work – she gives Dorothy a plainspoken spunkiness that keeps the whole production airborne and moving forward” – Press Enterprise

“Heading the cast is…Morgan McKenzie Kauffman as Dorothy, smoothly singing and dancing her way to Emerald City.” – Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Production History

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, based upon the Classic Motion Picture, was presented at The Alvina Kraus Theatre at The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. 


November 23rd – December 29th, 2018


Dorothy Gale – Morgan McKenzie Kauffman

Aunt Em/Glinda – Laurie McCants

Uncle Henry/Tree #1/Guard/Winkie General – James Goode

Hunk/Scarecrow – Jacob Tarconish

Hickory/Tinman – Eric Wunsch

Zeke/Cowardly Lion – Daniel Roth

Miss Almira Gulch/The Wicker Witch of the West – Elizabeth Dowd

Professor Chester Marvel/Tree #2/The Wizard of Oz – Andrew Hubatsek

Toto (Kansas) – Oakley Baylor

Toto (Oz) – Rose Adams/Sophia Jordan

Munchkin Mayor/ Chorus – Cora Vanderhoof/Lydia Bacher

Munchkin Barrister/Chorus – Keedaysha Smith/Avery Geffken

Munchkin Coronoer/Chorus – Luke Saracoglu/Owen Crane

Chorus – Celia Sondheimer/Lexi Boehmer, Adrianna Howell/Isabel Benfield, Hannah Bower/Anastasia Furdock, Michael Stefanowicz/Steven Olsen, Emma Wenner/Emily LaRouche, Sarah Ann Woodley/Katelyn Brecht, Adrianna Chyko/Araya Carr, Savilla Skye Chyko/Daniella Andreacci, Henry Turnbough/Jack Dickerman, Lucien Dent/Ben Crane, Michaela Williams/Zeke Weber Loomis


Directed by Richard Cannaday

Set Design – Michael Yerges

Lighting Design – Zak Knoll

Costume Design – Elizabeth Wislar

Props Design – A’nie Kirchner

Music Supervisor – Steve Gilliland

Choreography – Elizabeth Dowd

Production Stage Manager – Michael Yerges

Company Stage Manager – A’nie Kirchner

Technical Director – Earl Martz

Studio Pianist – Rob Stabinsky

Dane Captain – Emaley Bacher

Shop Assistant – Paris Tennenhouse

Costume Shop Supervisor – Thom Sirkot

Master Electrician – Dave Yezefski