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A New Musical About Old Friends!  Nov 17-Dec 17


A WORLD PREMIERE HOLIDAY TREAT!  November 17-December 17


Book, Music and Lyrics by Ron Lytle


It's Christmas Time again and somewhere in Kansas, Dorothy is lonely for her friends back in Oz. So with the help of kindly Mister Tinker, she builds a magical wish machine and returns to the Emerald City just in time for the big holiday celebration.  


But the holly is quickly stripped of its jolly when a sassy sorceress named Nefariosa crashes the party and kidnaps Santa Claus!  Now Dorothy must recruit the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion to help her rescue Saint Nick and save Christmas for the children (and adults!) of the entire world.


CHRISTMAS IN OZ  is an enchanting, full-length Broadway-style musical treat for the entire family.  L. Frank Baum’s classic characters have been beloved by young and old for generations.  And now, a cast of all new characters has been added to the glittering residents of Baum’s magical world.  New faces in the Marvelous Land of OZ include the Gidgety-Gadgety Whiz-Bang Wish Machine, Brigadier Bloop, the evil Nefariosa, and Santa Claus himself! 


The script and score are overflowing with unforgettable songs, thrilling dance numbers, classic comedy, and magical special effects.   And it's all the brainchild of the Bay Area’s own theatrical wizard, Ron Lytle, creator of “The Man Who Saved Christmas,” “Oh My Godmother!” and more than a dozen other musicals.  


Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see the world-premiere production, of the show that is destined to become a holiday tradition.  Come in costume, and have your picture taken on the stage with the cast.  Meet Santa Claus after the show!


East Bay Children’s Theatre presents CHRISTMAS IN OZ, a World Premiere Musical Event, staged as a fundraiser to benefit East Bay Children’s Theatre.  Presented in association with Chanticleers Theatre.  All performances will be held at Chanticleers Theatre, Castro Valley, CA.


East Bay Children’s Theatre presents


A New Musical About Old Friends

Book, Music and Lyrics by Ron Lytle


Producer: Eve McElheney Tieck.  Associate Producer: Miyoko Sakatani.

Directed by Ron Lytle.  Assistant Director: Shannon Nicholson.

Musical Direction: John Erreca.  Vocal Direction: Tania Johnson. 

Choreography: Dallis Wright Morash


Produced in Association with Chanticleers Theatre


Dorothy-------------Jordyn Foley

Scarecrow----------Mark Enea

Tin Man-------------Kris Williams

Lion------------------Zac Schuman

Santa Claus---------Steve Wilner

Nefariosa------------Suzanne Henry

Glinda----------------Diana Kehrig

Brigadier Bloop-----Suzanne Ochs

Ensemble: Judy Beall, Matt Beall, Hannah Conner, Delaney Corbitt, Riley Hyde, Reggie Reynolds, Kenny Silberberg, Tyler Sullivan, Kylie Cole Walrod, Bob Weisman

Children's Ensemble: Georgie August, Autumn Chimpky, Samantha Leber, Alexandra Nicola, Allegra Nicola

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