Wizard of Oz coming to North Little Rock

The Wizard of Oz, one of the most beloved movies of all time, will be performed as a stage production at North Little Rock’s Argenta Community Theater starting on Wednesday, April 27.

The production run will end May 7.

Show times are 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with Friday and Saturday night shows starting at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1 will be a matinee that starts at 2 p.m.

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The April 27 show is a fundraiser for the Arkansas Hospice Foundation and those tickets are $50 and include free beer and wine. The April 28 show is a preview performance and will cost $25. All other tickets are $35.

Doors will open one hour before curtain at 405 Main St., in downtown North Little Rock and to buy tickets to any of the shows, click here.

Proof of Covid vaccination is required to attend and attendees must wear masks when  inside, unless eating or drinking.

Three student-only matinees will also be held on April 28, May 3 and May 5 at 10:30 a.m. To arrange tickets to any of those, contact Sydney Wolfe at swolfe@argentacommunitytheater.org.

The shows are directed by Vincent Insalaco with Assistant Direction and Vocal Direction by Jamie Stewart. Orchestrations are by Michael Heavner. Choreography is by Brian Earles. Technical direction and Set Design is by Sara Cooke, with Lighting Design by Dena Kimberling, Costume Design by Shelly Hall and Props by Lauren and Rick Nicholas. Trystan Benson is the Stage Manager. 

The cast for the musical is: Madisyn Sallas as Dorothy Gale, Shelly Hall as the Wicked Witch of the West, Matthew Sewell as Scarecrow, Caroline Perry as Tinman, Brandon Nichols as The Cowardly Lion, Jessica Mylonas as Glinda, Keith Norris as The Wizard and Rizzo the Dog as Toto. 

The remaining ensemble includes:  Ava St. Ana, Harper Baehr, Olivia Blasdel, Paxton Bowsman, Robin Campbell, Olivia Evans, Rory Gasper, Bee Golleher, Claire Hettinger, Lily Hirscheider, Emerson Jones, Lauren Lassiegne, Braden Lisowe, James Stewart, Tip Sopel, Sarah Stewart, Melissa Thompson, Carrington Turner, Piper Wallace, Walt Wenger and Evie Williams.