The Wizard of Oz
by San Pedro Playhouse

Jul. 12 - Aug. 04
Fridays-Sundays

(via SPP)Step into the enchanting world of The Wizard of Oz musical, where dreams come to life! Follow the iconic journey of young Dorothy Gale, who embarks on a quest to find the elusive Wizard after a tornado transports her to the magical land of Oz. Alongside her newfound friends—the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion—Dorothy faces wicked witches, flying monkeys, and a yellow brick road with surprises. See this timeless tale brought to life with stunning costumes, dazzling sets, and unforgettable songs like “Over the Rainbow.” Join us on an adventure of courage, friendship, and self-discovery that will leave you believing there’s no place like home. This musical is a family-friendly extravaganza that will capture your heart and transport you to a world of wonder and imagination.

 

Director Jenny Lavery adds, “According to the US Library of Congress, The Wizard of Oz is the most-seen film in history. It's part of our cultural fabric. When the film premiered, Dorothy Gale was a heroine unlike any we'd seen before. Bucking the gender stereotypes of the time, Dorothy is a quick-witted, headstrong, young farm girl. I'm excited to bring this story to San Antonio because, while it is whimsical, magical, and nostalgic, it also serves as a reminder that no matter your identity, if you have courage if you follow your heart, you will find your community and feel at home in yourself. Our production honors this classic tale’s beauty and fun while infusing it with a fresh and exciting interpretation for 2024. Bring the whole family as we lean into the magic of the wonderful Wizard of Oz!”

 

The Wizard of Oz has themes of adventure and self-discovery, friendship and loyalty, and the classic struggle between good and evil is brought to life with enchanting technical elements. Please note that the show may feature strobe lighting during the tornado and spell scenes, haze and fog effects to enhance the magical atmosphere, and loud sounds like thunder and explosions. Additionally, some pyrotechnics and sudden blackouts may occur during key moments. We advise individuals with photosensitive epilepsy, respiratory issues, or sensitivity to loud noises and sudden darkness to take these elements into consideration.

 

 

 

(via SPP)

THE CAST

Lucero Garcia as Dorothy Gale

David Gonima as Hunk/Scarecrow

Brian Hodges as Hickory/Tin Man

Isidro Medina III as Zeke/Lion

Taylor James as Aunt Em/Glinda

Kayla Hernandez as Miss Gulch/The Wicked Witch

Lara Wright as Professor Marvel/The Wizard

Kurt Robbins as Henry/Oz Guard (Swing for Professor Marvel/ The Wizard)

Dolly (Dog) as Toto

TJ Cate as The Mayor

Reed Strawser as The Coroner/Poppy/Monkey

Arielena Reyna as The Barrister

Elena Sapien as City Fathers/Monkey/Poppy (Swing for Dorothy)

Madison Aikens as Lollipop Guild/Lullaby League

Eliana Clementine Behrend as Lollipop Guild/Lullaby League

Graham Hansen as Lollipop Guild/Lullaby League

Harlem Payne as Lollipop Guild/Lullaby League/Poppy

Sterling Payne as Munchkins/Monkey/Poppy

Lily Farias as Munchkins: Lollipop Guild/Lullaby League/Poppy

Angelise Jo-Lina Plata as King of the Jitterbug /Poppy Singer / Ozian / Tornado

Joshua Galbreath as Poppy Singer / Winkie / Jitterbug / Ozian / Tornado

Brianna Resendez as Tree / Poppy Singer / Winkie / Jitterbug / Ozian / Tornado

Clarissa Ramos as Tree / Poppy Singer / Jitterbug / Ozian / Monkey / Tornado

Ray Seams as Crow / Poppy Singer / Winkie / Jitterbug / Ozian / Tornado (Swing for Lion and Henry/Guard)

Brooke Arnold as Tree / Poppy Singer / Jitterbug / Ozian / Monkey / Tornado (Swing for Miss Gulch/The Wicked Witch)

Laurel Neuhaus  as Crow / Poppy Singer / Jitterbug / Ozian / Tornado (Swing for Glinda)

Paul Ayala as Poppy Singer / Winkie / Jitterbug / Ozian / Tornado

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Director — Jenny Lavery

Music Director — Jaime Ramirez

Choreographer — Tanesha Payne

Stage Manager — Angelica "Jellie" Vlach 

Assistant Stage Manager and Deck Chief — Fran Martin

Scenic Designer — J. Robert Moore

Costume Designer — Rachael Lorenzetti

Makeup/Wig Designer — Nicholas Arredondo 

Lighting Designer — MacKenzie Mulligan

Assistant Scenic Designer — Zach Walsh

Props Designer — Javier Sanchez

Sound Designer — John Michael Hoke 

Asst. Sound Designer - Meredith Schuman

 

About San Pedro Playhouse

San Pedro Playhouse is a non-profit organization producing live professional theater that inspires, educates, and connects communities. As San Antonio’s professional theater, many volunteers and service contractors contribute to the organization’s success. An average of two hundred professionally paid performers and technicians annually participate in productions. Nearly 90% of the performers and creative team members are from the local region. Established in 1912 as the San Antonio Dramatic Club and incorporated on April 6, 1927, as the San Antonio Little Theatre, it is the longest-running theater in South Texas. The company has had other brands and names, such as San Pedro Playhouse (1997), The Playhouse San Antonio (2012), and The Public Theater of San Antonio (2018). San Pedro Playhouse has evolved to serve its community as a 501c3 non-profit organization for over a century. Visit www.sanpedroplayhouse.org for more information.

 

 


The Wizard of Oz
by based on the eMGM film of the book
San Pedro Playhouse

Fridays-Sundays,
July 12 - August 04, 2024
Russell Hill Rogers Stage, San Pedro Playhouse, San Antonio
800 West Ashby Place
San Antonio, TX, 78212

July 12 - August 4, 2024

Russell Hill Rogers Theatre, San Pedro Playhouse

Run time: Approximately two hours and thirty minutes with one 15-minute intermission.

Tickets for The Wizard of Oz Click here.

  • Single Ticket Prices with fees included for Russell Hill Rogers Theater are $50 (Adult), $35 (Military/Student/Older Adults 60+, First-Responders), and $20 (Child Under 12) are available online at www.sanpedroplayhouse.org or by phone at (210) 733-7258, for additional information about 20% OFF with a group sales of 8 or more, email boxoffice@thepublicsa.org. The Russell Hill Rogers Theater is wheelchair accessible.

  • Flex Passes for three shows are available. These passes offer a 30% discount on regular adult tickets. Youth Passes are also available. To purchase or learn more about passes, visit www.sanpedroplayhouse.org.

 

The 2023-24 Welcome Home Season is proudly sponsored by Robert K. Brown and Dennis B. Karbach. The Wizard of Oz is generously supported by Whataburger.

 

Events in Celebration of The Wizard of Oz

  • Champagne Opening Night — Friday, July 12, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Pride Night — Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. 

  • Whataburger Education Night & ASL Performance — Friday, August 2, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. 

  • ASL Performance — Sunday, August 4, 2024 at 2 p.m.