Wizard of Oz Featured Roles

Wizard of Oz Featured Roles

Role Performers
TOTO (double cast) Siiri Riutta (Act 1- intermission) Lilliana Kattenecker (Act 2- finale)
Dorothy (double cast) Michaelina Bell Bianni Penaloza
Hunk/Scarecrow Kaelie P (contemp & char. ballet, en pointe)
Hickory/ Tin Man (double cast) Kayla H (hip hop) Krista S (tap)
Zeke/Lion Elianah M (jazz)
Aunty Em Hailey C
WWEast Sara S
MissGulch/ WWWest Leif
Glinda Isabella P
Lullaby League Lydia S, Hailey C, Audrey L, (Bianni P one night)
Emerald City Welcome& Guides Xander J, Lilly Slagle, Megan C
Horse of a Different color Cassidy F, Myla W
Fire Brianna M, Delaney C, Arianna F, Maya C
Water Myla Woodley, Audrey Lonheim, Sara Scott, Grace Jackson, Maleah Kubicki, Arriana Fangolino, Francie Eufemio, Eunice Fangolino, Falyn Costello, Krista Simpler, Veronica Johnson, Hailey Cornett, Abigail Pruitt, Lexi Geir, Cassidy Foster, Alana Schoenwether, Ishi Taboy, Tosha Simpler, Lydia Schrof (Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion will dance and interact in their characters)
If you feel upset and disappointed about casting, it’s important to express your emotions rather than keeping them bottled up inside.  Talk to a family member or a close friend you trust. Your first impulse may be to blame others, but avoid venting about your teacher or griping about the dancer who got the part you wanted. That’ll just breed unproductive bitterness—and it won’t make you feel any better!

The most important thing to do is to keep improving- ask your teacher or Ms. Mary Beth what you can do to improve your chances of getting a role next time. All auditions were based on numerical scores, and we’re happy to give feedback for each part. You can ask what you need to do to prove you’re ready for a featured role, or what you should be working on technically to be ready next time. Questions like these will show your teacher that you’re dedicated and willing to put in extra time to achieve your goals. Maybe you’d like to be an understudy, and learn the role even though you didn’t get the part? We’d love to have you show us you’re dedicated and willing to learn anything! 😊

Dance is all about improving, and even professionals go through hundreds of auditions before landing their dream role. Be persistent, and you’ll get there!
If you do not get cast in a featured role, try not to be too upset. We know you worked hard and we really appreciate you try out- auditioning is scary!! All our dancers will be part of the Wizard of Oz experience and you are necessary to having a successful show! Remember that a production is a team effort. Your part—even if it’s not the one you wanted—is essential to the show. Directors notice hard workers, so doing a great job in a small role or in your class dance might land you a bigger role in the future.