presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC.

is presented by arrangement with
Concord Theatricals
on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC.

The Hartford Players Production of

The Wizard of Oz

L. Frank Baum

With Music and Lyrics by
Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg

Background Music by
Herbert Stothart

Dance and Vocal Arrangements by
by Peter Howard

Orchestration by
Larry Wilcox

Adapted by John Kane
for the Royal Shakespeare Company

Based upon the Classic Motion Picture
owned by Turner Entertainment Co.
and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.


Directed by Jerry Becker

Vocal Music Director Jennifer Feucht
Choreographer Megan Jakubowski
Assistant Director / Youth Ensemble Coordinator Melissa Kaiser

Orchestra conducted by Leah Duckert-Kroll


Program sponsored by:

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Cast of Characters
Dorothy Gale Emily Hackney
Toto Buttons
Aunt Em Emily Elmquist
Uncle Henry Jim Biddulph
Zeke / Tinman Matt Gehrman
Hickory / Lion Ethan Tarvin
Hunk / Scarecrow Adam Iverson
Almira Gulch / The Wicked Witch of the West Jessica Schulz
Professor Marvel / The Wizard of Oz Frankie Breit
Glinda Cassidy D. O’Neil
Munchkin Mayor Siobhan Connolly
Munchkin Barrister Jordan James
Munchkin Coroner Claire Zuern
Oz Guard Ethan Nieskes
Nikko Mya Bialozynski
Ensemble Sophie Banwart
Mya Bialozynski
Joanna Bucher
Brooke Denman
Emily Elmquist
Robert Fehrman
Shay Feiter
Lauren Fontana
Kristi George
Madison Gieryn
Joelle Hackney
Grace Hennen
Aminee Hoff
Jordan James
Alek Konrath
Brianna Lee
Elena Lohr-Kougl
Ethan Nieskes
Claire Pergande
Sarah Plamann
Connelly Rodman
Bailey Schultz
Lexi Syring
Joshua Thorson
Youth Ensemble Siobhan Connolly
Macy Custer
Haidan Eiring
Penelope Eiring
Ivee Gamache
Liam Geraghty
Sophia Geraghty
Naomi Hadler
Madilyn Heldt
Maggie House
Sophia Lee
Peyton Oestreich
Layla Perez
Preston Perez
Avery Plamann
Becca Smiley
Tommy Swyers
Erin Van Wagenen
Claire Zuern
Production Staff
Director Jerry Becker
Assistant Director / Youth Ensemble Coordinator Melissa Kaiser
Vocal Music Director Jennifer Feucht
Choreographer Megan Jakubowski
Orchestra Conductor Leah Duckert-Kroll
Costumer Tess Tranel
Lead Makeup Artist Justin Schultz
Lighting Design Dana Kleiman
Technical Advisor / Projections Director Richard Becker
Sound Dan Wiebe
Jacques Sewrey
Assistant Choreographer Sarah Plamann
Costume Assistants Laural Connolly
Olya Konrath
Lori Matasek
Makeup Artists Leslie Dale
Gary Lackas
Donna Strong
Stage Managers Jim & Tanja Biddulph
Lighting Operator Evan Klink
Follow Spot Operator Eli Rasske
Projections Operator Julianne Geraghty
Audio Operator Meg Swyers
Stage Crew Wyatt Custer
Laura House
Mariah Kiefer
Frankie Perez
Construction Crew Dave George
Kristi George
Julianne Geraghty
Ken Kaiser
Dana Kleiman
Michelle St. John
Billie Jo Singer
Ralph Singer
Heath Swyers
Meg Swyers
Denise Zuern
Marketing Art Design Claire Becker
Producer Tim Dondlinger


Conductor Leah Duckert-Kroll
Piano Jennifer Feucht
Keyboard (Harp) Hazel Griffin
Flute / Piccolo Isaac Buss
Oboe / English Horn Faith Johnson
Clarinet / Alto Saxophone / Bass Clarinet Glen Quarrie
Clarinet / Bass Clarinet Jacob Boyle
Bassoon / Baritone Saxophone / Clarinet Megan Braunschweig
French Horn Laura Clausing
Trumpets Dr. Matthew Makeever
Colton Kenowski
Trombone Beni Vaganov
Percussion Michael Mularski
Violin Keegan Kainz
Viola Abby Lockrem
Cello Melissa Mularski
Bass Tim Dondlinger


The Kansas Prairie
Gypsy Caravan
The Twister
Apple Trees
Wild Forest
Poppy Field



Emerald City Gates
Emerald City Town Square
Wizard’s Chamber
Emerald City Gates
Witch’s Castle
Haunted Forest
Witch’s Castle
Castle Main Gate
Witch’s Chambers
Wizard’s Chamber
Town Square


Musical Numbers


Over the Rainbow Dorothy
Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead Glinda, Dorothy & Munchkins
Yellow Brick Road Munchkins
If I Only Had a Brain Scarecrow, Dorothy & Crows
We’re Off to See the Wizard Dorothy & Scarecrow
If I Only Had a Heart Tinman, Dorothy & Trees
We’re Off to See the Wizard Dorothy, Tinman & Scarecrow
Lions, Tigers and Bears Dorothy, Tinman & Scarecrow
If I Only Had the Nerve Lion, Dorothy, Tinman & Scarecrow
We’re Off to See the Wizard Dorothy, Tinman, Scarecrow & Lion
Poppies Glinda, Dorothy, Tinman, Scarecrow, Lion & Ensemble



Optimistic Voices Girls Chorus
The Merry Old Land of Oz Dorothy, Tinman, Scarecrow, Lion, Guard & Ozians
Reprise: The Merry Old Land of Oz Dorothy, Tinman, Scarecrow, Lion, Guard & Ozians
If I Were King of the Forest Lion with Dorothy, Tinman & Scarecrow
March of the Winkies Winkies
Jitterbug Dorothy, Tinman, Scarecrow, Lion & Jitterbugs
Reprise: Over the Rainbow Dorothy, Tinman, Scarecrow, Lion & Winkies
Reprise: Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead Winkies & Company


Special Thanks

The Hartford Players extends special thanks to Dick Feutz for his assistance not only with this production, but for his ongoing support of the Players for decades.

We also thank the following who efforts were not included in the printed program:
Claire Becker
Richard Becker
Laural Connolly
Olya Konrath
Lori Matasek
Eli Rasske
Meg Swyers

And we thank the following organizations for their support:
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Season Donors

The Hartford Players thanks each of its donors who provide funding and in-kind donations to make the Hartford Players productions and mission a reality. We appreciate their generosity and dedication and thank the following individuals and organizations for being our sponsors. Please contact us to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

Encore ($1,000+)
Jerry & Karen Becker
Katherine Hauser
Schauer Arts Center

Standing Ovation ($750 – $999)

Marquee ($500 – $749)
Hartford Community Service, Inc.

Leading Role ($250-$499)
Dave & Marilyn Dondlinger
Timothy & Mary Dondlinger
Leah Duckert-Kroll
Therese Sizer

Supporting Role ($100 – $249)
Nancy Breunig
Mark Hauser
Gregory Jensen
James & Susan Johnson
Jean Sprenger

Patron (up to $100)
Robert & Kathryn Berry
Arden & Beverly Buchholtz
Stephanie Funk
Gregory & Hazel Griffin
Mary & Michael Herrick
Jo Ann & Howard Husslein
Claire Jerred
Sheldon & Rosemary Jonas
Ruth Knoll
Robert Ohlsen
Thomas Paine
Joseph & Karen Pascoe
Marilyn Raschka
Nick & Cindy Savatski
Michael Wiltsie & Dona Schaller

You can help support the Players’ theatrical productions and scholarships, too. Please donate at Thank you for your support!

Company Biographies

Check out the inhabitants of L. Frank Baum’s world of Oz!

>>> The Wizard of Oz Company <<<

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