The cast for KCC’s spring play is as follows:
- Dorothy will be played by Belivia Stovall
- Aunt Em will be played by Stacy McLain
- Uncle Henry will be played by Lars Loofboro
- Addaperle will be played by Devin Hillsman
- Scarecrow will be played by Chris Havlock
- Tin Man will be played by Roderick Simmons
- Lion will be played by Governor Stovall
- Royal Gate Keeper will be played by Patrick Lucas
- Glinda will be played by Anastasia Miller
- The Wiz will be played by DeQuan Perry, Jr.
- Evillene will be played by Melinda Vanderbilt
- Lord High Underling will be played by Chris Fulbright
- Winged Monkey will be played by Brandon Cole
- Messenger will be played by Nina Marsh
- The ensemble crew will be Simone Brown, Abagail Sobeske, Ellie Lucas, Jayla West, Sydney King, Natayzia Smith, Nina Marsh, Sydney Marsh and Brandon Cole
- Scarecrow Understudy is Chris Fulbright
- Lion Understudy is Patrick Lucas
- Addaperle Understudy is Natayzia Smith
“The Wiz” is a beloved Broadway gem, The Wiz infuses L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with a dazzling mix of rock, gospel, and soul music. This timeless tale of Dorothy’s adventures through the Land of Oz is a fun, family-friendly, modern musical.
“The Wiz,” a musical retelling of L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” debuted on Broadway in 1975 and featured an all African-American cast. It won seven Tony Awards and was adapted into a 1978 film starring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russel and Lena Horne.
For more information about auditioning for “The Wiz,” email KCC Theatre Coordinator Brad Poer at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow the KCC Theatre Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KCCTheatre. More information about theatre programming at KCC is on the KCC website at www.kellogg.edu/theatre.