Firebird Theatre to present 'The Wizard of Oz,' 'The Trouble in Oz'

Submitted photo Cast members from "The Wizard of Oz and the Trouble in Oz" gather after their award-winning appearance in the Dogwood Parade.

PHOENIXVILLE - Looking for something fun to do with the kids this summer? See a live musical production, right here in Phoenixville. The Firebird Theatre is proud to present its live Broadway musical series on July 27 and 28 at Phoenixville's Colonial Theatre. Adults and children of all ages are invited to purchase tickets to the double feature of 'The Wizard of OZ' and 'The Trouble in OZ.'

The Friday, July 27 show of 'The Wizard of OZ' is at 7 p.m., while the Saturday matinee is at 11:30 a.m. for 'Trouble' and 1 p.m. for 'Wizard.' Saturday evening performances are 5:30 p.m. for 'Trouble' and 7 p.m. for 'Wizard.' Your ticket admits you to both shows. Tickets can be purchased through the Colonial Theatre's box office at

Local teens and kids star in 'The Wizard of OZ,' the classic family movie story taken to a new level with singing and dancing! Let Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and Munchkins and all the beloved characters take you on a journey to the Emerald City.

Your ticket to 'The Wizard of Oz' also enables you to see 'The Trouble in Oz,' a short one-act comedy sequel to the original Oz story, also featuring many of the same characters as the Wizard of OZ.

Firebird Theatre is a non-profit community theatre serving the families of Phoenixville and the surrounding area. For more information, check out the website at To order tickets, check out the Young Audiences link at The Colonial is at 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, and is fully handicapped-accessible.

The shows are presented by special arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK Music Library, New York, NY and Bad Wolf Press Inc.

Cast of 'The Wizard of Oz' Dorothy - Stephanie Hodge

Scarecrow - Ryan Hagan Tin Man - Nathan Withers

Lion - Alyssa Briddes Glinda - Paulina Wozniak

Wicked Witch - Alexa Ross Oz - Ryan Krulewicz

Guard - Brandon Carcella Aunt Em - Laney Pleasanton

Uncle Henry - Eric Hoehl Chorus/Ensemble:

Girls Chorus Laney Pleasanton

Samantha Smith Rachel Bierly Sophie Bierly

Caitlyn Colgan Lexi Greenberg Kristin Briddes

Crows Olivia Norton Kaitlyn Cavallo

Abby Gould Trees MaryCate Bruno

Rachel Bierly Lexi Greenberg Munchkinland

Mayor - Declan Fischer Coroner - Cole O'Neil

Barrister - Eastland Schamis Lullaby League

Katelyn Evans Hannah Evans Katherine Hoehl

Lolipop Tots Ryan Mcshane Mimi Cavallo

Grace Withers School Teachers Anna Jacobs #2

Amanda Kuberski #1 Carly Boyland #1

3 City Fathers/Mothers Allison Carcella

Sara Wisniewski Emerson DeBlasis

Fiddler - Sierra Causak Braggart - Kylie Fralich

Ozians- Merry old Land of Oz Oz Man - Ellie Seber

Oz Woman #1 - Alison Buck Oz woman #2 - Alex Poloway

Oz girl - Sophie Bell Winkies General Winkie - Eric Hoehl

Alex Poloway Rachel Bierly Sophie Bell

Alison Buck Ellie Seber Flying Monkeys

Nikko - Kaylie Siano Second in command - Ryan McShane

Declan Fischer Cole O'Neil Eastland Schamis

Jitterbugs Laney Pleasanton Caitlyn Colgan

Samatha Smith Olivia Norton Kaitlyn Cavallo

Lexi Greenburg MaryCate Bruno Sophie Bell

Abby Gould Junior Jitterbugs/Poppies

Katherine Hoehl Kate Evans Hannah Evans

Mimi Cavallo Grace Withers Anna Jacobs

Amanda Kuberski Carly Boyland Allison Carcella

Sara Wisniewski Emerson DeBlasis

Sierra Causak Kylie Fralich Kristin Briddes

Cast of 'The Trouble in Oz': Munchkin #1 - Nate Smith

Munchkin #2 - Aaron Hollidge Munchkin #3 - Sophia Sullivan

Dorothy - Eva Wazniak Toto - Nick Gatcha

Tin Man - Melanie Gross Lion - Michael Tuffilaro

Scarecrow - Molly Greenberg Glinda, Good Witch of the North - Sienna Gonzalez

Wicked Witch of the West - Meghan Flexner

Wicked Witch of the East - Leg # 2 - Danielle Hollidge

Wicked Witch of the East - Leg # 1 - Lindsey Jennings

Monkey # 1 - Rory Stein Monkey # 2 - Vanessa Senk

Monkey # 3 - Grace Kimble Monica - Hannah Peters

Winkie # 1 - Joel Smith Winkie # 2 - Ella Warkentine

Winkie # 3 - Lena Kimble Winkie - Ashlinn Cominskey

Winkie - Caley Stein Winkie - Caroline Sullivan

Winkie - Maria Weber Junior Wizard - Nicholas Tuffilaro

Senior Wizard - Courtney Boches

Firebird Theatre Production Staff:

Lew Osterhoudt Tracy Evans Janet Hoehl

Amy Osterhoudt Jean Osterhoudt

Gail Oldfield Chris Buck Danielle Cohen

Director –Elizabeth Fuscaldo Martha Gross

Courtney Boches Carter Ross Diana Kelly

Jada Rohner Gary Geibler Deanna Wisnewski

Barbara Newberry Jeff Beckers Penny Beckers

Kim Stratoti Tori DiSimone

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