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The Wizard of Oz coming to Beverly Theatre Guild April 28-30

Information provided by the Beverly Theatre Guild

CHICAGO, Ill. (April 23, 2023) – The classic American fairy tale, The Wizard of Oz, written by L. Frank Baum over a hundred years ago, will come to life on the stage of the Beverly Theatre Guild (BTG) on April 28-30, 2023. BTG present The Wizard of Oz as the final show of its 60th Anniversary Season.

The timeless tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has entertained audiences for generations, and the story continues to mesmerize folks of all ages to this day.

Bringing this beloved adventure of Dorothy and her friends in the Land of Oz is Director Scott Sowinski (Orland Park), with Assistant Direction from Aron Arellano (Scottsdale) and Jean Friend (Palos Hills). The Choreography is by Madeline Curtin (Mt. Greenwood). Rounding out the artistic staff is Sharon Mason (Ashburn) as Music Director and Michael Barr-Schinzel (Beverly) as the Assistant Music Director. The show is being produced by Wayne Wendell (Beverly) and Tony Zawila (Scottsdale).

This musical production stars Jordyn TeBeest Fraats (Oak Park) as Dorothy Gale, Andrew Dicksen (Tinley Park) as Scarecrow, Joshua Fraats (Oak Park) as Tinman, Ben Walker (Blue Island) as Cowardly Lion, Shannon Bracken (Oak Lawn) as Glinda, Meg Massaro (Beverly) as The Wicked Witch of the West, and Fred Eberle (Oak Lawn) as The Wizard of Oz. Toto will be played by dog actress Stella Reusz (Frankfort). The stellar Adult/Teen supporting and ensemble cast includes: Morgan Ayres (Palos Heights), Tim Casey (Oak Lawn), Eileen Casey (Oak Lawn), Rachel De Boer (Crestwood), Audrey Edwards (Morgan Park), Allianna Garcia (Evergreen Park), Jay Gyarmathy (Beverly), Emma Harold (Oak Lawn), Quinn Henriksen (Hyde Park), Erin Jennings (Hometown), Jen Lenihan (Oak Lawn), Tessa Macino Miller (Geneva), Max Mayhew (Crete), Kelli Mason (Oak Lawn), Chaelyn McGuire (Mt. Greenwood), Sydney Milligan (Pill Hill), Rika (Dearborn Park), Grace O’Malley (Evergreen Park), Sarah Pollard (Mokena), Grace Regalado (Worth), Stephanie Reusz (Frankfort), Gail Scruggs Lauryn (Morgan Park), Erica Silver Marfo (Morgan Park), Cheryl Suwardi (Highland, IN), and Paul Wagner (Hammond, IN).

The talented Children’s Ensemble includes: Emma Carroll (Mt. Greenwood), Egypt Cooley (Orland Park), Jack Cusack (Mt. Greenwood), Finn Doyle (Evergreen Park), Jeffrey Edwards (Morgan Park), Kimmy Fruth (St. John, IN), Morgan Gallagher (Beverly), Rain Gonzalez (Oak Lawn), Story Gonzalez (Oak Lawn), Vivian Groves (Homewood), Lily Jennings (Morgan Park), Josephine Kuzniewski (Orland Park), Vera Lee (Lincoln Park), Max Molenda (Orland Park), Elena Mora (Oak Lawn), Lucas Mora (Oak Lawn), Olive Oakes (Oak Lawn), Gracelyn Olofsson (Mt. Greenwood), Emily Suwardi (Highland, IN), Kiley Tewell (Oak Lawn), Carys VanderGroef (Beverly), and Ivy Zylius (Oak Lawn).

Dates, venue, and tickets

Performance dates are listed below:

  • Friday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 30 at 2 p.m.

The show will take place at the Baer Theater at Morgan Park Academy Arts Center, located at 2153 W. 111th Street in Chicago.

Tickets are $24 for adults, $22 for members, $16 for kids ages 16 and under.

Senior, student, and group rates may be available by calling 773-284-8497

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