HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- All the well-known characters, the Scarecrow, Tinman, Cowardly Lion, Glinda, the Wicked Witch, Dorothy, and Toto, too, will be found on the stage at Kiefer Auditorium when the Hasbrouck Heights High School Drama Club presents "The Wizard of Oz." Performances are Wednesday and Thursday, April 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. A special complementary show for senior citizens will be performed on Wednesday, April 3 at 12 noon.

This year's musical is under the direction of Paula Jacobs, a first year teacher in district. While new to Hasbrouck Heights, Jacobs has over 20 years of teaching and performing arts experience.  Assisting is Vocal Music Director Antoinette Gierut, and accompanist Judith Kessler.

There are two seniors in the production, Erin Bischoff, who plays Dorothy with her service dog Gauge, playing the part of Toto, and Morgan Friedel, who plays the Winkie General. Winkies are the Wicked Witch's foot soldiers who guard the her castle and grounds.

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“It’s going to be a great show!" said Friedel. "I’ve had fun being a part of the school play for the last three years. I’m sad this is going to be my last one.”

 

CAST

Dorothy Gale……………………………………………………………………….Erin Bischoff

Toto………………………………………………………………………………...Gauge Bischoff

Aunt Em (Glinda the Good Witch)…………………………………………..Katelyn Scannell

Uncle Henry (Emerald City Guard)…………………………………………….Chiara Colletti

Zeke the Farmhand (Cowardly Lion)........................................................Nicholas Zarrillo

Hickory the Farmhand (Tinman)………………………………………………….Steven Kelly

Hunk the Farmhand(Scarecrow)………………………………………………....Olivia Myers

Miss Almira Gulch (Wicked Witch of the West)……………………….. Ashley Annichiarico

Professor Chester Marvel (Wizard of Oz)........................................Cherlowe DeGuzman

Mayor of Munchkinland……………………………………………………....Jadeyn Schuyler

The Coroner……………………………………………………………....Angelina DeGuzman

Winkie General………………………………………………………………….Morgan Freidel

Nikko the Monkey Commander………………………………………………….Jenny Ferreri

Members of the Production Crew include Stage Manager Emily Cuesta; Front of House, Frankie Christie and Haley Kasper; Lights/Spots, Katie Armonaitis, Jeff Andrew Berida, Ariana Estrada, Dylan Gasser, and Kyra Martello; Set Design/Backstage Crew are Ronnie Bish, Mia Botjer, Frankie Christie, Emily Cuesta, Dana Dolah, Ariana Estrada, Spirit Franklin, Cherlowe DeGuzman, Angelina DeGuzman, Hayley Kasper, Markus Kulik, Isabel Lopez, Lea Mendelson, Olivia Myers, Tiffany O, and Jaedyn Schuler.

The Middle School Munchkins include Briana Berisha, Shanell Coleman, Shaniya Coleman, Gianna Garcia, Leah Kest, Lola Kest, Lea Mendelson, Zoe Murray, Emily Oettinger, Samantha Robinson, Alyssa Riedweg, Samaia Singh.

 

 

 

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