Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Straight to the Theater

October 25, 2022

The cast of North Central University’s fall musical: The Wizard of Oz invites you to travel “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” this November.

NCU’s retelling of the nostalgic classic will be directed by the NCU assistant professor of theater, Wayne Matthews, and choreographed by youth minister & dance instructor, Jayna DeMell. Music rehearsals are already underway, led by NCU professor of music, Joshua Tompkins.

The same production team worked together last spring with a cast of NCU students to put on a rendition of the play, Almost, Maine. Earlier that year, Matthews’ directing expertise also shone through during the fall performance of Pride and Prejudice.

The honored cast can’t wait to share the story of the Wizard of Oz. “I’m very grateful for the opportunity to revive such a fun role in the little apple, alongside such a talented cast,” Andrew Marbut, cast member playing “Scarecrow” announced on Facebook.

The show will take place for two weekends along with a performance for anyone with special needs. Mark your calendars- these dates will come before you can say “Wicked Witch of the West!”

Performance Dates:

November 10th – November 13th & November 17th – November 20th

(Performance for special needs: TBA)

About NCU’s College of Fine Arts

For over 38 years, the College of Fine Arts has prepared passionate, spiritual leaders for careers and service in the fine arts. The department proudly presents multiple music and theater productions every year and is dedicated to providing practical, hands-on experience in a variety of majors including performance, production, music education, music business and more.

Click here to find upcoming COFA events or learn more about the department.

North Central University Presents The Wizard of Oz