East Valley Children’s Theatre performing classic “Wizard of Oz” tale SanTan Sun News

East Valley Children’s Theatre performing classic “Wizard of Oz” tale

June 7th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
East Valley Children’s Theatre performing classic “Wizard of Oz” tale
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By SanTan Sun News Staff

 

The East Valley Children’s Theatre is capping off its 20th anniversary season with a production of “OZ!”, the timeless “Wizard of Oz” tale. The show will run June 15-25 at the Mesa Arts Center, and it will feature 41 talented youths ages 8 to 18 from across the Valley.

There are 26 cast members who live in Mesa, including many playing significant roles. Abby Potts (Dorothy), Christian Armanti (Toto), and McKenzie Elias (Wicked Witch of the West) are all from Mesa. Also from Mesa are Mikey Cornejo (Cowardly Lion), L J Deacon (Tin Woodsman), Elizabeth Schaible (Scarecrow), Suzy Olson (Glinda the Good Witch), and Tre Moore (OZ!).

In addition, there are five cast members from Gilbert, and one each from Tempe, Phoenix and Maricopa. Two sisters who live in Chandler, Analisa and Araceli de la Rosa, are playing Munchkins.

Music for the show is directed by EVCT Producing Artistic Director Karen Rolston, and the choreography was done by Jennifer Duxbury. 

Tickets are $15 for adults and $11 for children. The show runs Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. For more information, visit mesaartscenter.com.  

 

(Photos by Alan Ignatowski)
Children from Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa and around the Valley will perform in the play “OZ!” at Mesa Arts Center. Here (from left), McKenzie Elias, Christian Armanti and Abby Potts, all from Mesa, get into their characters.

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