"Wizard of Oz" Takes the Stage This Week

"Wizard of Oz" Takes the Stage This Week
St. Martin's Theatre Camp will present a summer production of "Wizard of Oz" in the Solomon Theater on Thursday, June 22 at 10:30 am and 7:00 pm.
Directed by Meredith Long-Dieth and the impeccable summer camp team, StM Theatre camp stages this classic with over 65 campers! Audiences will be familiar with the tale of Dorothy and her friends. When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow, a Tin Man, a Cowardly Lion, and other colorful characters.
Ticket Information
Tickets are free to all. Arrive early to get a seat.
Cast and Crew
This show is a fun favorite that features the talents of campers at St. Martin’s Theatre Camp. See the entire cast and crew listed below.
Dorothy Gale: Hannah Bonnette
Toto: Piper Davis
Aunt Em: Emily Jones
Uncle Henry: Leland Crawford
Hunk: Olivia Olson
Zeke: Sarah Pigg
Hickory: Klair Esser
MsGulch: Madison Lumar
Scarecrow: Caroline Haydel
Lion: Clay Kinler
Tin Man: Kyle Lawrence
Glinda: Grayson Eppling
Wicked Witch of the West: Jala Dumas-Mwendo
Professor Marvel / Wizard of OZ: Nic Arensman
Cylones: Jonathan Burge, Sydney Cahill, Cole Drecktrah, Claire Knoth, Jonathan Lew, Alexandra Livingston, Roman Tran,  Gavin Williams
Munchkins: Emerson Bruhnke, Jonathan Burge, Sydney Cahill, Lila Coe, Leland Crawford, Emy Farber, Lauren Giardina, Abigail Green, Meredith Huck, Tai Irino, Hunter Jones, Claire Knoth, Neva Liu, Alexandra Livingston, Sofia Metoyer, Marigny Molaison, Eliza Morin, Olivia Olson, Kymora Xavier
Crows: Lillian Bordelon, Cheyenne Johnston, Madison Lumar
Haunted Trees: Sophie Chailland, Kaitlyn Tillery, Quincy Zollinger
Ozians: Hannah Anthony, Lila Coe, Avery Donnelly, Klaire Esser, Emy Farber, Sapna Ganatra, Lauren Giardina, Tai Irino, Violet LaBlanc, Sarah Pigg, Sophia Quintero, Julian Schindelmeiser, Kate Sossaman, Meredith Walker
Jitterbugs: Sophia Fay, Payton Jones, Sahithi Koneru, Olivia Olson, Alex Pevey, Makenna Sparks
Winged Monkeys: Bellen Davis (Nikko), Emily Giardina, Devyn McManus, Jennifer Qiu, Ella Revolta, Elizabeth Scheuermann,  Kymora Xavier
Winkie Guards: Lillian Bordelon (Leader), Jonathan Burge, Cole Drecktrah,  Matthew Guyton, Hunter Jones, Jonathan Lew, William Schexnayder, Leonid Smyk,  Roman Tran, Gavin Williams
Optimistic Voices: Lila Coe, Emy Farber, Lauren Giardina, Emily Jones, Olivia Olson, Sarah Pigg
Cat: Lila Coe
Musical Direction: Emilie Wiltz
Costume Design: Richard Martin
Choreography: Anne Watson
Assistant Choreography: Bree Milioto
Dance Captain: Olivia Olson
Technical Theatre DirectorScenographer: Emily Ross
Stage Manager: Eva Morenc
Audio: Bree Milioto
Backstage Crew: Carter Nugent, Ian Ottinger, Zelia Wolf
Theatre Camp at StM
At Theatre Camp our campers have been able to unlock their creativity, artistry, and imagination through performing arts.  Campers are learning about the acting process while building self confidence and problem solving skills. In addition to putting on this full scale production, campers are participating in theatre games, music, dance, and acting, taught by some of the greater New Orleans area’s finest performing arts teachers.
Meredith Long-Dieth and Emily Ross are the co-directors of St. Martin’s Theater Camp. Both also serve in St. Martin’s Episcopal School’s Performing Arts Department.
Meredith Long-Dieth is a graduate of the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music. She lived in New York City until 2004 and has performed off Broadway, in national tours, on cruise ships, and in various regional theatres around the country. Her past credits include Ruthless, where she won the Big Easy Award for Best Actress, The World Goes Round and Tunes at Le Petit Theatre, “Miss Mona” at the Biloxi Grand, and “Ms. Pennywise” in Urinetown at Rivertown Repertory Theatre. Meredith also portrayed “Cha Cha” in the national tour of Grease with Frankie Avalon and Chubby Checker, “Ethel Toffelmyer” in The Music Man with Tony Award Winners Gary Beech and Terrence Mann, and in the original cast of Theatreworks USA’s national tour of Just So Stories. She was in the Prince Street Players’ national tour of Cinderella and Merry Go Round Summer Stock in the Finger Lakes. She also worked for The Disney Cruise Line and other regional and touring companies. Long-Dieth continues to perform, direct, and study throughout the greater New Orleans area. She serves as St. Martin’s Performing Arts Director.
Emily Ross has a B.F.A. in Technical Theatre from the University of Kentucky, and a M.F.A. in Scenic Design from Tulane University. She has more than a decade of experience designing scenery and painting for countless shows in and around New Orleans. Some of the Theatre groups she has worked with include Tulane University’s Summer Lyric Theatre, NOLA Project at the University of New Orleans, JPAS, Le Petit Theatre, Southern Rep, NOCCA, the Bayou Playhouse of Lockport, and the Tulane Shakespeare Festival. She serves as St. Martin’s Technical Theatre Director.

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