Muny Season Kicks Off Tonight with Wizard of Oz, Featuring Broadway Artists

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Performances continue at the St. Louis through June 22.
P.J. Benjamin
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The Muny production of The Wizard of Oz, kicking off the St. Louis venue's summer season, is presented June 13-22.

Directed by John Tartaglia, the production is choreographed by Ralph Perkins with musical direction by Valerie Gebert.

P.J. Benjamin, who has played the role of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in Broadway's Wicked, plays Prof. Marvel/The Wizard. He is joined by Danielle Bowen (Dorothy), Peggy Roeder (Miss Gultch/The Wicked Witch of the West), Kevin Cahoon (Hunk/The Scarecrow), Nicholas Rodriguez (Hickory/The Tin Man), Stephen Wallem (Zeke/The Lion), Leah Berry (Glinda, the Good Witch), Lynn Humphrey (Aunt Em), Michael Baxter, Walker Brown, Aaron Choi, Michelle Coben, Colby Dezelick, Emma Gassett, Sean Harrison Jones, Yvette Lu, Elliott Mattox, Rich Pisarkiewicz, Jacob Scott, Saidu Sinlah, Kaitlyn Louise Smith, Daryl Tofa, Halli Toland, Michaela Vine, Eleri Ward and Daisy Wright. The Muny Kid and Teen ensembles are also part of the company.

Scenic design is by Robert Mark Morgan with costume design by Leon Dobkowski, lighting design by John Lasiter, sound design by John Shivers and David Patridge, and video design by Nathan W. Scheuer. Wig design is by Leah J. Loukas, and the production stage manager is Larry Smiglewski.

The season will continue with 42nd Street (June 24 – 30), The Music Man (July 5 – 11), Young Frankenstein (July 13 – 19), Mamma Mia! (July 21 – 28), Fiddler on the Roof (July 30 – August 5) and Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida (August 8 –14). For more information visit

(Updated June 13, 2016)

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