The Wizard of Oz – August 1997

Year six was the first children-centric show produced by SME. This year was also different because SME was unable to work out the arrangement with Radford University and performances in Preston Auditorium were curtailed. Although it meant that there was no grueling move to Preston Auditorium half-way through the run, it also meant that not having the larger seating capacity of Preston would be a potential problem. Two additional shows were added to the run in Haymarket Theatre to help compensate for the missed seating space from the Preston Auditorium. The show featured dozens of children and a flying monkeys and high-flying balloon to whisk the Wizard away.

Production Team

Producer – Johnny Loughridge
Director – Tonya Bowyer
Music – Steve Brown
Choreography – Traci Basham
Vocal – Samantha Quesenberry