Live Oak Theatre Announces the Full Cast for The Wizard of Oz


Brooksville, Florida (March 13, 2017) – Live Oak Theatre announces the full cast for its upcoming production of the timeless classic musical, The Wizard of Oz. “The Live Oak Theatre season closer will keep as close to the movie as possible, said director, Kyle Marra.  LOT announced the principals of the show on February 7.

Auditions for the 2017 season were held in August of 2016.  The competition for Dorothy was so close that the role of Dorothy will be shared by three veteran LOT performers.  As is the LOT custom, several principal roles are double-cast.


The cast of principals is as follows:

Dorothy: Lexi Allocco, Holly Frendberg, Gwyneth Mitten

Scarecrow/Hunk: Josh Santerelli

Lion/Zeke: Chris Rees, Joe Santerelli

Tinman/Hickory: Terry Edwards

Wizard of Oz/Professor: Vince Vanni

Wicked Witch: Jenna Eyers, Caitlin Frostman

Glinda: Cami Lenart, Randi Olsen

Aunt Em: Julie Hofstede

Uncle Henry/Guard: Ron Dykes

Mrs. Gulch: Amy Norris

Crows– Noah Barnes, Jeremy Frostman, Benjamin Staley

Trees– Ariel Santerelli, Cherilyn Staley


Lullaby League– Abby Alexander, Alannah Allocco, Liliana Baxter, Natasha Berard, Emma Day, Ella Hofstede, Mia Hofstede, Elizabeth Kessel, Molly Pianin, Adelle Richards

Lollipop Guild– Ezekiel Richards, Titus Richards, Levi Santerelli, Lucas Santerelli, Evan Smith, Elijah Torres

Mayor– Casey Looper

Coroner– Noah Barnes

Barrister, Fiddler– Christopher Alexander

Braggart, Munchkin 1 and City Father 1– Erik Leithe

Munchkin 2, City Father 2 and Woman– Madison Harrison


Beauticians w/ Dorothy (Dorothy Detail)– Green Team: Jessalyn Berard, Natasha Berard, Molly Pianin, Grace Taylor    Yellow Team: Mary Babione, Ella Hofstede, Adelle Richards, Lenia Richards

Polishers– Mitchell Mathias, Jude Mys, Levi Santerelli, Elijah Torres

Manicurists– Anna Babione, Madison Harrison, Mia Hofstede, Emma Rodriguez-Pajerski

Beauticians w/ Scarecrow– Elizabeth Kessel, Kelsey Kidd, Makayah Rees, Stephania Torres

Woman in Oz– Cherilyn Staley

Man in Oz– Benjamin Staley


Flying Monkeys– Christopher Alexander, Mary Babione, Nadine Clark (Nikko), Elizabeth Kessel, Mitchell Mathias (2nd in Command), Ezekial Richards, Lenia Richards, Titus Richards

Poppies– Abby Alexander, Alannah Allocco, Lexi Allocco, Anna Babione, Mary Babione, Liliana Baxter, Jesalyn Berard, Natasha Berard, Ella Hofstede, Gwyneth Mitten, Molly Pianin, Adelle Richards, Lenia Richards, Emma Rodriguez-Pajerski, Grace Taylor, Stephania Torres

Winkie General– Kevan Richards

Winkies– Anna Babione, Noah Barnes, Jesalyn Berard,  Emma Day, Jeremy Frostman, Heather Graham, Ella Hofstede, Julie Hofstede, Erik Leithe, Casey Looper, Amy Norris, Molly Pianin, Makayah Rees, Emma Rodriguez-Pajerski, Levi Santerelli, Benjamin Staley, Cherilyn Staley, Grace Taylor, Elijah Torres, Stephania Torres

Ladies Vocal Ensemble – Lexi Allocco, Holly Frendberg, Heather Graham, Julie Hofstede, Kelsey Kidd, Cami Lenart, Gwyneth Mitten, Amy Norris, Randi Olsen, Makaya Rees, Lenia Richards, Ariel Santerelli, Cherilyn Staley, Stephania Torres.

About The Wizard of Oz

The very popular and well-known musical will conclude Live Oak Theatre’s 2016-2017 season. The cast includes Vince Vanni in the title role of the Wizard, veteran performer Terry Edwards in the role of the Tin Man, and a host of Live Oak regulars. The role of Dorothy will be shared by three Live Oak veteran performers:  Holly Frendberg, Lexi Allocco, and Gwyneth Mitten.

The production will feature the songs of the 1939 film. It includes a cast of adults and children in age appropriate roles. The Wizard of Oz will be performed on Fridays and Saturdays March 31 through April 8 at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Avenue, Brooksville, Florida 34601. Shows are 7:30 pm on Fridays and 2:30 and 7:30 pm on Saturdays.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $5 for youth 13 and younger when purchased with an adult ticket. All shows include coffee, tea and dessert. For more information call 352-593-0027 or visit Follow us on Facebook.

About The Live Oak Theatre Company (LOT),

The Live Oak Theatre Company (LOT) is a not-for-profit 501 (C) (3) company.  The Live Oak Theatre Company exists to enrich families, individuals and the community as a whole by providing positive artistic experiences in the Performing Arts – including excellent, affordable, and edifying Family Friendly entertainment, performance, and educational opportunities for Theatre patrons and participants of all ages.

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