The Wizard of Oz: SAY Theater Production (Superior Arts Youth Theater)

March 4, 2016 7:00 pm @ 7:00 PM – March 6, 2016 1:00 pm @ 1:00 PM
Kaufman Auditorium

Superior Arts Youth Theater invites you to follow the yellow brick road to our production of “The Wizard of Oz” at Kaufman Auditorium! Tickets are now on sale through the NMU ticketing outlets for the production which will take place on March 4-6, 2016. Shows times are as follows: Friday March 4th at 7:00pm, Saturday March 5th at 1:00pm and 7:00pm, and Sunday March 6th at 1:00pm.

The Wizard of Oz written By L. Frank Baum is a family favorite with music by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. This show will bring you from Kansas into the Wonderful Land of Oz where Dorothy Gale played by Hanna Numinen and her little dog Toto will find what lies over the rainbow. This fun family musical introduces us to some quirky characters who help Dorothy along her path such as the Tin Man (Ricky Vermeulen), the Scarecrow (Kees Gray), and the Cowardly Lion (Patrick McCommons). The five travelers must face their fears with help of Glinda the Good Witch (Mallory Grugin) and follow the yellow brick road to help Dorothy find her way home. Along the way they meet The Wicked Witch of the West (Kayla Grugin), The Wizard of Oz (Benny Veres), and many interesting characters such as the dancing Poppies, Crows, Munchkins, Ozians, Trees, and even Flying Monkeys! This show will feature over 100 youth performers in amazing dance numbers choreographed by Jill Grundstrom and Jacob DeLong, vocal direction by Jeff Bruning as well as a full pit orchestra conducted by Betsy Grugin playing your favorites such as Over the Rainbow, Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead, and The Merry Old Land of Oz!

You do not want to miss out on this production so GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! Wizard of Oz will be playing at Kaufman Auditorium in Marquette starting on Friday, March 4th 2016 at 7:00pm and running Saturday, March 5th 2016 at 1:00pm & 7:00pm, and Sunday, March 6th at 1:00pm.

SAY Theater is located in Marquette, Michigan and serves the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Open to youth between the ages of 3-18 years, SAY Theater produces a series of performances each year. These range from full productions at the beautiful Kaufman Auditorium to variety shows and performing as part of other community events.

The mission statement of the Superior Arts Youth Theater (SAY Theater) is to empower young people through performance arts, education and the creation of outstanding theatrical and musical art. Our youth theatre has been based on the following belief: Young people gain confidence and learn responsibility, commitment and teamwork skills that are critical to their success in school and in life.

Seating is reserved and no refunds or exchanges will be accepted. Tickets are $14 per adult/senior and $8 per child. Tickets are on sale at all NMU Ticketing Outlets, online at or by calling (906) 227-1032.

For more information, please call (906) 362-6453, Facebook: Superior Arts Youth Theater, onine at or email

THE WIZARD OF OZ is presented by arrangement with TAMS WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC. 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022.

By L. Frank Baum
With Music and Lyrics
by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard
Orchestration by Larry Wilcox
Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by
Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by
Warner Bros.

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