Mitchell College Presents The Wizard of Oz May 1-3

The Mitchell College Drama Society Presents The Wizard of Oz Friday-Sunday, May 1 – 3

New London, CT – The Mitchell College Drama Society is pleased to present the family musical favorite The Wizard of Oz. Come along for the adventure as Dorothy and her little dog Toto are transported over the rainbow into the magical land of Oz. The musical will take place at Mitchell College’s Clarke Center on Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m.

The cast features students from Mitchell College along with faculty, staff, alumni and members of the community. The lead roles will be played by students Katrina Link as Dorothy, Chris Wagner as the witty and funny Scarecrow, Orson Sinclair as the Tin Man, Thomas Fisher as the ever so lovable Cowardly Lion, and Rachel Kravitz as the Wicked Witch. Alumna Leahbeth (LB) Regan ’14 will play Auntie Em. In addition, children from New London’s Nathan Hale Magnet School will be playing Munchkins. Toto will be played by Honey Jewett.

The play is produced by Donna Ogle, instructor and faculty adviser, who is also co-director with Jessie Doro Mckay ’09. Choreography is by Heather-Renae Powers ’10, and the musical director is adjunct Lynne Floyd. The set is designed by adjunct professor George Dowker, and costumes are designed by Nightwing Whitehead. The music will be performed by a live pit band.

Tickets are $8 for children under 12 and senior citizens, and $12 for adults. To purchase tickets and for more information, contact 860-701-5433 or ogle_d@mitchell.edu.

About Mitchell College
Mitchell College is a small, private college that has been an invaluable resource for southeastern Connecticut for over 75 years. Its personal, mentoring approach releases untapped potential in its students allowing them to achieve unanticipated levels of success. Mitchell has a strong tradition of celebrating and supporting diverse ways of learning, and is committed to the broader community through partnerships and internships. Located on a beautiful waterfront campus in historic New London, it is also home to championship NCAA Division III athletics and the Duquès Academic Success Center which includes the renowned Bentsen Learning Center.

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