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Van-Far students present classic “The Wizard of Oz”

Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 10:07 am

“The Great Wizard of Oz” Sam Atkinson, far left, talks with the “Cowardly Lion” Anthony Cole, the “Tin Man” Jayson Orr, the “Scarecrow” Colin Wilburn, and “Dorothy” Autumn Brookshier.

“The Great Wizard of Oz” Sam Atkinson, far left, talks with the “Cowardly Lion” Anthony Cole, the “Tin Man” Jayson Orr, the “Scarecrow” Colin Wilburn, and “Dorothy” Autumn Brookshier.

The Van-Far Theater Department presented the musical production of “The Wizard of Oz” last Friday and Saturday with two featured performances.
Scenes included “A Kansas Farm,” “Munchnkinland,” “On the road to Emerald City,” “The great forest along the Yellow Brick Road,” “Emerald City of Oz,” “Castle of the Wicked Witch of the West,” and “Emerald City of Oz.”
The musical was under the direction of Van-Far Elementary Art Teacher Jenniffer Hanson and Assistant Director Micaella Love.
Music was provided by Alex Cucciarre, Kay Bunge, Trevor Winders, and “Stephanie.”
The cast includes: Sam Atkinson (Tree, the Great Wizard of Oz); Austin Beshears (Tough Munchkin, Flying Monkey); Lily Boushard (Conner Munchkin, General); Autumn Brookshier (Dorothy); Aubrey Bunge (Farmhand, Bridge Ninja, Jitterbug, Oz Lady); Ennis Childs (Barrister Munchkin, City Father I, General); Erin Childs (Munchkin, Ghost); Anthony Cole (Farmhand, Cowardly Lion); Skylar Curtis (Tibia, Tornado Ninja, Curtain hand); August Foster (Lullaby Munchkin, Trees, Ozian, Backstage hand); Blake Foster (Tough Munchkin, Flying Monkey, General, Curtain hand); Karisa Hayden (Peeping Munchkin, Ozian); Alyssa Hays (Farmhand, Bridge Ninja, Oz girl, Visiting Mombi Witch); Ayanna Hays (Sneezing Munchkin, Poppy Flower, Ghost); Kayla Heaton (Shoe Munchkin, Poppy Flower, Ghost); McKenna Engh-Hoffman (Tough Munchkin, Ghost); Cameron Jones (Mayor of Munchkins, General); Lexie Jones (Munchkin I, Ghost); Lindsay Jones (Munchkin Z, Ghost); Makayla Jones (Tornado Ninja, General, Backstage hand); Ayla Kampeter (Tough Munchkin, Poppy Flower); Micaella Love (Assistant Director, Choreographer, Makeup artist); Aidan Lowrance (Uncle Henry, Foremost General, Lord Growlie); Haylee Lumbert (Cow, Tornado Ninja, Bridge, Jitterbug, General, Oz girl); Rebecca Motley (Lullaby Munchkin, Ghost); Layla Ogden (Barrister Munchkin, Tree, Oz servant); Jayson Orr (Farmhand, Tin man); Abbey Robinson (Wicked Witch of the West); Pandora Seitz (Tornado Ninja, Tree, General, Ozian); Trinity Skwirtz (Munchkin, Poppy Flower, Ghost); Morgan Slatten (Father Jo, Private); Ashley Stanich (Tornado Ninja, Jitterbug, Ozian); Bryanna Stanich (Cute Munchkin, Ozian, Ghost); Ronnie Stanich (Father Munchkin Z, (Ozian); Katelyn Sutton (Lullaby Munchkin, Ozian); Madison Swank (Farmhand, Bridge Ninja, Gloria); Makayla Vigil (Glinda the Good Witch); Clara Wallace (Lullaby Munchkin, Poppy Flower, Ghost); Colin Wilburn (Scarecrow, Farmhand); Harley  Young (Farmer Munchkin, Visiting Witch, Ozian Sarah); and Jade Young (Aunt Em, Jitterbug, General, Ozian).