Welcome to Village Theatre’s production of THE WIZARD OF OZ! This is our 3rd youth production here, following THE MUSIC MAN & ANNIE in 2008. We are excited to work with children and youth in the community on these Broadway classics! Village Theatre Arts is a part of Main Place Christian Fellowship. Throughout this program you will find information about our other programs, including the Curtain Call Dinner Theater in Tustin. Come to the lobby and get on our mailing list for future productions at both theaters. Thank you to Dane Morris and Jessica Ordaz for their great job directing and choreographing the show! Many thanks to all the wonderful parents who have volunteered countless hours of work or services to help make this production a hit for their kids! Our summer 2009 show is “ANNIE GET YOUR GUN”! Please tell your friends and neighbors in the area to have their children come be a part of one of our casts! Our mission statement is “Educating Children in the Arts, to Equip them to be Leaders in the Future!” Sit back, relax, and just “Follow the Yellow Brick Road!” Thank you for coming to our theater today! Dana Morris, Producer
Dana graduated from Concordia College in Minnesota with a Bachelors degree in Music with emphasis in Piano. He was the Minister of Music for 12 years at Eastside Christian Church in Fullerton; Director and Founder of Biola Youth Arts and Biola Youth Theater for 4 years at Biola University; Founder and owner of both Southern California Youth Theater and Whittier Playhouse for 6 years; and has played piano professionally at Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, and various theater companies throughout Southern California. But his greatest accomplishment in life is to be the proud father of Dane, Jordan, Parker, Harrison and Meredith. Dane is excited to be directing “The Wizard of Oz” at Village Theater! He is currently a double Music Major at Chapman University in Orange, in Vocal Production and Music Education. He is a graduate of Fullerton High School Academy of the Arts where he was leads in several musical theater productions including “Little Women”(Laurie), “Into the Woods”(Jack) and “Evita” (Magaldi) and won Macys Awards for his performances. He played the lead role of Alex in “Steps in Time” at the 2000 seat Hyperion Theater at Disney’s California Adventure at age 11 with Eden Espinoza and 30 backup dancers. He was also the lead in a “Nintendo” industrial show at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. He was in California All State Choir and California Honors Choir all 4 years of High School, and won the Orange County Rotary Young Singer of the Year Award his freshman year of high school. His TV/Film credits include “Master of Disguise” (Young Dana Carvey), “A Vow To Cherish (Keith), “Beautiful”, “Judging Amy”, “and the featured lead actor in commercials: “Little Debbie”, “TMobile”, “Universal Studios” and others. Jessica is thrilled to be choreographing her 3rd Village Theatre Arts Production, “The Wizard of Oz”! Having a passion for performing, she has been blessed with the opportunity to be in over 50 productions. Some of her favorite roles include Belle, Peter Pan, Dorothy, The Narrator (Joseph…), Maria (Sound of Music), Lead Dancer/Dance Captain (42nd Street & West Side Story), Little Red (Into the Woods), and Annie (Annie) for which she received the “Best Actress” award for Whittier Community Theatre’s Academy Awards. When not performing, Jessica teaches at Claylee’s Dance Academy and choreographs for special events at church, school, and summer camps. She is recently completing her junior year at Cal State Fullerton where she is majoring in Theatre. Her goal is to someday make it to Broadway, film, or television. Jessica thanks Dana for giving her this opportunity and for allowing her to use the gifts God has given her to share with others! Music Direction: Program Sales: Sound/Lights:
Dane Morris Mike Spilker Horacia Garcia
Program Layout: Costume/Set Design: Parent Help:
Todd Griffin Dana Morris All parents of the Cast!
Scene 1 - The Gale Farmyard
“Somewhere Over The Rainbow” – Dorothy
Scene 2 - Professor Marvel’s Wagon Scene 3 - The Gale Farmyard Scene 4 – Munchkinland
“Munchkin Musical Sequence” – Munchkins & Dorothy “Yellow Brick Road” – Munchkins & Dorothy
Scene 5 - Traveling to Oz: Scarecrow
“If I Only Had a Brain” – Scarecrow “We’re Off to See the Wizard” – Dorothy, Scarecrow
Scene 6 - Traveling to Oz: Tin Man
“If I Only Had a Heart” – Tin Man “We’re Off to See the Wizard (Reprise)” – Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man
Scene 7 - Traveling to Oz: Lion
“If I Only Had the Nerve” – Lion “We’re Off to See the Wizard (Reprise)” – Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion
Scene 8 - Poppy Field
“Poppies” – Poppies & Glinda
Scene 1 - Gates to Emerald City Scene 2 - Emerald City
“Merry Old Land of Oz” – Ozians & Leads “King of the Forest” – Lion
Scene 3 - Wizard’s Chamber Scene 4 - Gates to Emerald City Scene 5 - Witch’s Castle
“March of the Winkies” – Winkies
Scene 6 - Haunted Forest
“The Jitterbug” – Jitterbugs & Leads
Scene 7 - Witch’s Castle
“Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Reprise) – Dorothy “Ding Dong, The Witch is Dead” – Winkies
Scene 8 - Wizard’s Chamber Scene 9 - Hot Air Balloon Scene 10 - The Gale Farmyard
Alyanna N. Aguirre – Lullaby League Munchkin, Ensemble 5th grade, Olita Elementary Aly enjoys reading and playing hand-ball at school. This is her first play and she has really enjoyed meeting new friends and coming to rehearsals. She hopes to perform in more plays and be discovered one day— if not she is planning on being a teacher when she grows up.
Dalyn Baxter – Munchkin Barrister, Ensemble 5th grade, Tustin Memorial Academy Dalyn began her acting career at age four performing in Church pageants and then in school plays. She has studied Ballet, Jazz and Tap since age three, and performs regularly. Dalyn is also a Girl Scout, and enjoys writing and illustrating stories, horse-back riding, and playing the violin.
Sophia DelRay – Lullabye League Munchkin, Ensemble Kindergarten, Portola Hills Elementary Having grown up around musical theater, Sophia is very excited to make her stage debut with Village Theatre Arts. She also enjoys swimming, playing with her brothers, and getting pedicures.
Marisa DiCamillo – Hunk , Scarecrow 8th grade, Orange County High School of the Arts Some of Marisa’s previous productions include: Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Music Man, Once on This Island, and You're a Good Man Charlie Brown. She loves opera and recently performed in the SOCSA Opera Night gala. Special thanks to Dane, Dana, Jessica, and the cast for making this a fabulous learning experience!
Timothy Glenn Gordon – Lollipop Guild Munchkin, Ensemble Kindergarten, Spirit Christian Academy, Tustin Timothy loves to entertain his family and anyone coming in and out of the Gordon home. This is his first time on the big stage. He enjoys playing with his friends and Legos. Timothy thanks his friends and family for coming to see him in the Wizard of Oz!
Cameron Gregory – Hickory, Tin Man 4th grade, Cameron loves performing and has been seen as JoJo in Seussical, Tony/Artful Dodger in The Best Musical Theatre Show Ever, and Colonel Hathi in Jungle Book. He is an actor at the Renaissance Faire on the weekends. Cameron loves Pokemon and Webkinz - he has over 50 Webkinz!
Aaron Griffin – Professor Marvel, The Wizard of Oz 6th grade, Foothill Ranch Elementary. This is Aaron’s first time on the big stage. He loves his family, being with friends & playing soccer. He wants to be a fireman when he gets older or play one on TV some day. Aaron thanks his Mom, Dad, GG & Tyler for loving him & thanks Dana Morris for calling him back.
Amethyst Hethcoat – Wicked Witch, Almira Gultch Crystal Cathedral High School Amethyst had a great time in Annie and is happy to be in her 2nd VTA production. She has been in Les Miserables, Grease, Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, and has performed at school. Singing is her passion and she has performed at many church and school events.
Liatris Hethcoat – Glinda, Auntie Em 8th grade, Crystal Cathedral Academy Liatris is thrilled to be in her 1st VTA production. She has been in Charlotte’s Web, Peter Rabbit, Pocahontas, and Oklahoma! She has been a featured soloist at the Crystal Cathedral, including the Hour of Power. Besides singing and acting, Liatris loves to sketch and paint.
Holly Kanter – Munchkin Coroner, Ensemble 5th grade, Homeschooled Holly’s interests include playing the piano, tennis and now acting. This is Holly’s first show with VTA, but she has done 5 other plays with her church. She would like to become a lawyer when she grows up.
Rachel Kanter – Winkie General, Ozian Beautician 7th grade, Homeschooled. This is Rachel’s 2nd show with VTA. Rachel enjoys singing, acting, dancing, piano and writing. She has performed in 7 other plays through her church. She wants to be a Songwriter/Musician. She thanks God for giving her these gifts, her parents for their support, and her friends.
Zechariah Kanter – Uncle Henry, Emerald City Guard 3rd grade, Homeschooled Zech loves to play with his vast collection of knights and dinosaurs. This is Zech’s very first show and he is very excited to be a part of The Wizard of Oz he especially loves playing the guard. Zech wants to be a Cartoonist/Animator when he grows up.
Beatrix Rose Ketcham – Munchkin City Official, Ensemble Beatrix is a sixth grader who has lived in France for most of her life! Beatrix loves to sing and dance! The Wizard of Oz is her third musical and she looks forward to performing in many more shows to come! Beatrix plays piano and loves tap and hip-hop. She has also been singing in gospel choirs since she was eight years old.
Brooke Lyons-Justus – Flying Monkey, Crow, Ensemble 8th grade, Pioneer Middle School Brooke likes acting, traveling and listening to music. Having been a girl scout for 7 years, her true love is backpacking, especially in Michigan. She has also studied acting in school, at Santiago Community College and at South Coast Repertory Theater.
Caitlin Murphy – Lead Jitterbug, Monkey, Crow, Ensemble 6th grade, Marine View Middle, Huntington Beach Caitlin is 11 yrs old. Singing and musical theatre are her favorite things to do, along with going to the beach, swimming and volleyball. Hello to all her friends out there, hope you enjoy the show.
Flora Ornelas – Lullabye League Munchkin, Ensemble 3rd Grade, Homeschooled Flora loves to sing, dance, taekwondo, do beautiful art, & play with her dolls. This is her first production with VTA, but has been in two productions through school Charlie & the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland. She would like to thank her Mom and Dad for all of their support.
Veronica Ornelas – Nikko (head flying monkey), Crow, Ensemble 8th Grade, Homeschooled Veronica’s favorite activities are gymnastics, taekwondo, art, youth ministry, singing, acting, and dancing. She has performed in Annie, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland. She thanks her Mom & Dad for all of their support.
Jaeden Pulsifer – Lollipop Guild Munchkin, Ensemble 2nd grade, Tustin Memorial Academy Jaeden loves to dance and perform. She has performed in two school talent shows. This is Jaeden’s 1st musical theater production and she is truly enjoying the experience. Jaeden also enjoys gymnastics, creating stories complete with illustrations, playing basketball, and spending time with her four siblings.
Stephanie Pulsifer – Flying Monkey, Crow, Ensemble 7th grade, Utt Middle School Stephie is a member of her school choir and basketball team. She loves to sing and is excited to be in The Wizard of Oz, her 2nd musical theater production. Stephie also has a passion for art, math, and basketball. She wants to be a teacher when she graduates college.
Mackenzie Rogers – Mayor of Munchkin Land, Ensemble 4th grade, Calvary Chapel Elementary Mackenzie is in her 2nd production with the VTA gang. When Mackenzie isn't singing or playing her guitar she is a straight-A student at school...or being a big sister to Skylar, and a little sister to Rachel, and Lexi. Kenzie loves the Lord and can't wait for you to see this production.
Joanie Searle – Dorothy St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, Yorba Linda Joanie's passions are acting, singing and dancing. Joanie began performing at the age of 5 as a munchkin in the Wizard of Oz. Since then, Joanie has performed lead roles in Annie, Sound of Music, Alice in Wonderland, Seussical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and High School Musical. Joanie thanks Dana, Dane and Jessica .
Jonny Vasquez - Cowardly Lion, Zeke 3rd grade, Clara Barton Elementary, Corona Jonny is new to VTA, but is not new to live theatre! He has been in Rumplestilskin, Pied Piper, Honk Jr., Tiny Thumbelina, Jack and the Giant, Peter Pan, and Willy Wonka. With a ruff and a ruff and a royal growl... the King of the Forest hopes you enjoy the show!
Joanie Searle Marisa DiCamillo Cameron Gregory Jonny Vasquez Amethyst Hethcoat Liatris Hethcoat Aaron Griffin
Dorothy Scarecrow/Hunk Tin Man/Hickory Cowardly Lion/Zeke Wicked Witch/Almira Gultch Glinda/Auntie Em Professor Marvel/ Wizard of Oz Uncle Henry/Emerald City Guard Winkie General/Ozian Beutician Mayor of Munchkinland Munchkin Coroner Munchkin Barrister Lullabye League (3)
Zechariah Kanter Rachel Kanter Mackenzie Rogers Holly Kanter Dalyn Baxter Alyanna Aguirre Sophia DelRay Flora Ornelas Timothy Gordon Zechariah Kanter Jaeden Pulsifer Beatrix Ketchum
Lollipop Guild (3)
Munchkin City Officials (2)
Munchkin Braggarts (2)
Veronica Ornelas Brooke LyonsJustus Stephanie Pulsifer Caitlen Murphy
Nikko, Head Monkey & Crow Flying Monkeys & Crows (2)
Lead Jitterbug, Monkey, Crow
Orange Cast Cozi Zuehlsdorff Zijn Winters Mo Faulkner Forrest Orta Amanda Cartwright Taylor Slazas Ryan Lloyd Zachary Relock Jessikah Lara Linsey Urrea Jenny Hamburg Lauren Blake Ava Beckman Leah Lehner Emmalee Stillson Gigi Copeland Kaitlyn Meader Libby Schrank Sophia Cunningham Sara Chee Sarah Lloyd Skylar Schrank Chloe Husain Emily Cochran Jamie Dooley Karinna Frediani Meredith Morris Kayla Samuelson
The Wizard of Oz (1939) is everybody's cherished favorite, perennial fantasy film musical from MGM during its golden years. For many seasons, it was featured regularly on network TV as a prime time event (its first two showings were on CBS television on November 3, 1956 and in December, 1959) and then annually for Thanksgiving, Christmas and/or Easter time. It soon became a classic institution and a rite of passage for everyone, and probably has been seen by more people than any other motion picture over multiple decades. Initially, however, the film was not commercially successful (at $3 million), but it was critically acclaimed. All of its images (the Yellow Brick Road, the Kansas twister), characters (e.g., Auntie Em, Toto, Dorothy, the Wicked Witch), dialogue (e.g.., "Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!", "We're not in Kansas anymore," "Follow the Yellow Brick Road," or the film's final line: "There's no place like home"), and music ("Over the Rainbow") have become indelibly remembered, and the classic film has been honored with dozens of books, TV shows (such as HBO's dramatic prison series Oz), references in other films, and even by pop groups (singer Elton John with his Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road album, or Pink Floyd's 1973 album Dark Side of the Moon). The popular film was brilliantly adapted from L. Frank Baum's venerated children's book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (written in 1899 and published in 1900) by three credited writers Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, and E.A. Woolf, and a team of many uncredited scriptwriters (including Arthur Freed, Herman Mankiewicz, Sid Silvers, and Ogden Nash). Langley insisted that the fantastical characters have real-life counterparts to make them more believable, as they had also existed in the 1925 silent film version.
The first line of the book follows: "Dorothy lived in the midst of the great Kansas prairies, with Uncle Henry, who was a farmer, and Aunt Em, who was the farmer's wife." The Wizard of Oz was first performed as an on-stage musical in 1902-03 in Chicago and New York. It premiered at the Grand Opera House in Chicago on June 16, 1902, and made stars of vaudeville team members David Montgomery (the Tin Woodman) and Fred Stone (the Scarecrow). On January 21, 1903, the show opened on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre in New York. The show was so popular (the production tallied over 290 performances and was the longest running show of the decade) that it toured the country in road shows lasting until 1911. [Much more recently, New York City's Radio City Music Hall presented an annual, limited-run, live stage version of the 1939 MGM musical.] An interesting side note: the plot of The Wizard of Oz has often been used, rightly or wrongly, as a Parable on Populism in the Gilded Age, to explain the political situation at the time of its writing, including the 1896 Presidential election, and the turn-of-the-century Populist movement. The beloved film in Hollywood's most classic year was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture (producer Mervyn LeRoy), Best Color Cinematography (Hal Rosson), Best Interior Decoration (Cedric Gibbons, William A. Horning), Best Special Effects, Best Song ("Over the Rainbow" by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg) and Best Original Score (Herbert Stothart), and won only two Oscars - for its dual musical nominations. It was competing against the domineering multiple Oscar winner, Gone With the Wind (1939).
Ava Beckman – Lullaby League Munchkin, Ensemble 1st grade, Linda Vista Elementary Ava is a fun-loving 7 year old in first grade at Linda Vista. Ava is a Munchkin and a Lullaby League. She enjoys swimming, riding bikes and playing with her friends.
Lauren Blake – Munchkin Barrister, Ensemble 5th grade, Mariposa Elementary This is Lauren’s second play. She also did Annie at this same theatre. She really enjoys it and the friends she is making. Lauren would like to thank her friends, family, and most of all God for their support. She is truly blessed.
Amanda Cartwright – Wicked Witch, Almira Gultch 12th grade This is Amanda's eighth show with Mr. Morris! Some of her favorite roles include Mrs. Paroo in The Music Man, Grace Farrell in Annie, and now the Wicked Witch. She would like to thank Mr. Morris, Dane and Jessica for everything!
Sara Chee – Munchkin City Official, Ensemble 5th grade, Mariposa Elementary Sara enjoys swimming and spending time with her friends. This is her first play, and she really likes it. She would like to thank her family and friends for always supporting her.
Emily Cochran – Munchkin, Ensemble Kindergarten, St. Paul's Lutheran School , Orange Emily is excited to be back on the VTA stage with her friend Sara after a successful run in The Music Man last summer. Emily is now 5 years old. She loves dance lessons and singing in the kids' choir at church. She also enjoys reading and playing with her friends!
Gillian “Gigi” Copeland – Lollipop Guild Munchkin, Ensemble 2nd Grade, Imperial Elementary Gigi has been performing in plays since she was three years old and loves theater. The Wizard of Oz is her favorite musical, book and movie. Gigi has been playing piano and performing in recitals for the last 3 years. She also enjoys gymnastics, singing, dancing, reading and art.
Sophia Cunningham – Munchkin City Official, Ensemble 5th grade, Crescent Elementary This is Sophia’s first musical with VTA, but she has been in a couple other productions (Seussical the Musical and High School Musical Onstage). She enjoys tennis and playing the piano.
Jamie Dooley - Nikko the Head Monkey, Ensemble 6th Grade, Covenant Christian School, Orange Jamie has appeared in The Sound of Music as Marta, It’s a Wonderful Life as ZuZu, The Wizard of Oz as Lulluby League, and Children’s Chorus in Joseph. She is very excited to be in this production with her buddy Kayla! Jamie loves Webkins, cheerleading, and riding her bike.
Mo Faulkner – Hickory, Tin Man 10th grade, Villa Park High School, Villa Park Mo is pleased to participate in his third VTA production. Most recently, he played Daddy Warbucks in Annie. Mo caught the acting bug while in A Midsummer Nights Dream at Cerro Villa Middle School. He thanks his parents, the coolest parents in the world, for supporting his acting endeavors.
Karinna Frediani – Flying Monkey, Crow, Ensemble 4th grade, Linda Vista Elementary, Orange Karinna loves music and wakes up singing every morning! One of her true loves is horses! When she isn't riding, she loves just being at the barn hanging out. This is Karinna's 2nd production with VTA and absolutely has a blast being up on stage.
Jenny Hamburg – Munchkin Coroner, Ensemble 3rd grade, Linda Vista Elementary, Orange Jennifer loves to sing, dance and perform on stage. She also is an outstanding soccer player in the OJSC soccer league. This is Jenny’s 5th stage appearance. She has been with VTA since their inaugural performance of The Music Man and played an orphan in Annie. She looks forward to many more!
Chloe Patricia Husain – Munchkin Braggart, Ensemble 4th grade, Linda Vista Elementary Chloe is an excellent student, loves cotillion and plays softball and soccer…she has been in several drama courses and jazz classes.
Jessikah Lara – Winkie General, Ozian Beautician Homeschooled Jessikah is the 2nd born of seven children. She loves drawing, especially Anime. She enjoys singing, acting, dancing, and music. She has been in several performances for our local congregation, including as Esther in Showdown at Shushan City – the story of Esther.
Leah Lehner – Lullaby League Munchkin, Ensemble 1st grade, Salem Lutheran Leah is enjoying her inaugural appearance on stage in this production of The Wizard of Oz. She is a vivacious 7 year old who loves gymnastics, snow skiing, water skiing and singing. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her brother Jacob and sister Allie.
Ryan Lloyd – Professor Marvel, Wizard 5th grade, St. Paul’s Lutheran, Orange Ryan previously played Mayor Shinn in the Music Man with VTA and has also appeared with other groups in Oliver, Cinderella and Seussical. Ryan loves to sing and act and is having a great time showing his little sister Sara the ropes.
Sara Lloyd – Munchkin, Ensemble Kindergarten, St. Paul’s Lutheran ,Orange This is Sara’s second production with VTA, having previously been in the Music Man production. Sara loves to sing, dance and play soccer. Sara is having a great time with big brother Ryan by her side.
Kaitlyn Meeder – Lollipop Guild Munchkin, Ensemble 4th grade, Linda Vista Elementary, Orange The Wizard Of Oz is Kaitlyn’s first performance. Kaitlyn was inspired after seeing the production of Annie. Kaitlyn was in competitive gymnastics until February and is currently playing soccer.
Meredith Morris - Flying Monkey, Crow, Ensemble 6th grade, Golden Hill Elementary, Fullerton This is Meredith's 3rd production with VTA, having been in Music Man and Annie. She has been in multiple productions with Southern California Youth Theater over the years, and at school. She enjoys dance, softball, waterpolo, and bowling and has the best 4 brothers and dad in the entire world!
Forrest Orta – Zeke , The Cowardly Lion 11th grade, Villa Park High School Forrest is glad to be working with VTA on Oz after completing a successful run in VTA’s 1 st production The Music Man. Forrest has been the costume designer and a performer in plays at VPHS. After graduation, Forrest hopes to be a dancer for Disney. His highest goal is to work with Cirque du Soleil.
Zachary Relock – Uncle Henry, Emerald City Guard 7th grade, Calvary Christian School Zach has always had interest in acting. He hopes to get his college degree in performing arts. This is his first VTA performance. Zach’s other interest is in Karate where he has a Black Belt and is training for his 2nd degree Black Belt.
Kayla Samuelson - Lead Jitterbug, Monkey, Crow, Ensemble 6th Grade, Christian Elementary School, Bellflower Kayla is excited to be part of another VTA production after playing an orphan in last season’s Annie. Kayla is thankful for the opportunity to use her tap dancing skills and wants to thank her family for their support and give a shout out to her BFF’s Jamie, Kimberly and Madi.
Libby Schrank – Lollipop Guild Munchkin, Ensemble 2nd grade, Linda Vista Elementary This is Libby’s first experience in theater. Libby enjoys soccer, singing in her church choir, dancing, and skiing. In her spare time she likes playing with her friends.
Skylar Schrank – Munchkin Braggart, Ensemble 4th grade, Linda Vista Elementary This is Skylar’s first experience in theater. She enjoys playing soccer, horseback riding, snowboarding and playing with her friends.
Taylor Slazas – Glinda, Auntie Em 9th grade, El Modena High School Taylor enjoys playing volleyball, being with friends and smiling. Taylor would like to thank her parents for supporting her through this journey to Oz, and driving her to all those practices.
Emmalee Stillson – Lullaby League Munchkin, Ensemble Pre-Kindergarten, KinderCare, Santa Ana Emmalee is very excited to be in her first full-length production. She loves to sing and dance. Emmalee loves to go to Disneyland with her mom, and she frequently goes camping with her grandparents.
Linsey Urrea – Mayor of Munchkin City, Ensemble 4th grade, Independence Christian School, Orange Linsey performed in "After Hours" with the Encore Theatre Group in Yorba Linda, and shared the lead role in her school's winter musical "The Mystery of the Manger". Linsey enjoys acting, singing, painting and playing soccer. She is excited to be a part of "The Wizard of Oz" cast.
Zijn Winters – Hunk, Scarecrow Zijn is an 8th grader of Columbus Tustin Middle School. This is his first time performing with “VTA” but he is not new to the stage. Zijn performed in two musicals during his elementary school years and was active in student government. In his free time he enjoys snowboarding, skateboarding, playing baseball, volleyball, and spending time with friends and family.
Cozi Zuehlsdorff – Dorothy 5th grade, Homeschooled Cozi has performed in Annie, Willy Wonka Jr., Once on this Island Jr., The King and I, and Opera Pacific’s production of The Tinker of Tivoli. She thanks Dane, Mr. Morris and Miss Jessica and most of all, her Lord Jesus for giving her the abilities she wants to use for Him.