Dorothy in Oz

50 minutes
TCT on Tour

MAY 16-17 PERFORMANCES HAVE BEEN CANCELED. Join this adventurous young lady as she takes your audiences down the Yellow Brick Road to find out why a lion, a scarecrow and a man made of tin are all singing the blues. On this adventure our heroine, Dorothy, must find a way home but, in the process, she must help her new friends unlock their full potential.

Public Performances
TCT on Tour
Touring January - May 29, 2020

What Critics Are Saying About the Show

My daughter and I attended Dorothy in Oz tonight at the amphitheater in Independence KY...Each cast member blew us away, our favorites being Aunt Em and the Tin Man. Their voices were all wonderful. I just wanted them to know that they are so appreciated and what they do truly matters.
— Tionna J.
The kids enjoyed it very much and begged for more performances! TCT always does such a nice job.
— Blessed Sacrament School, grades K-3


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Chris is a Cincinnati native and has been performing for 5 years now. His favorite regional credits include 42nd Street (Bert), The Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas), and Madagascar: A Musical Adventure (King Julien). He’s thrilled that Bah Humbug! is back for a second year and hopes you enjoy this year’s display of powerful women in history!
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Whitney is excited to be making her debut with TCT. Past credits include It Should’ve Been You (Annie), Hunchback of Notre Dame (Esmeralda), Dreamgirls (Michelle), as well as performing in the Holly Jolly Trolley Show at Carowinds Amusement Park. Whitney is a graduate from Coastal Carolina University with a BA in Music Performance and Minor in Dramatic Arts.
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LaShondra is honored to join The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati for their 100th season! She recently received her M.F.A. from the University of Louisville and is excited about this new chapter of her career. Some of LaShondra’s proudest theatrical credits include The Mountaintop, Fabulation, Eurydice, Our Country’s Good, Crowns, Fences, and Flyin’ West. Other opportunities include an apprenticeship with Williamstown Theatre Festival ‘16, a company member of U of L’s Repertory Theatre Company, and partner of the 2019 winner of the Kennedy Center Irene Ryan competition.
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James is ecstatic to be joining The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati this year as part of their touring company. James just finished the internship program at The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park as part of the '18-'19 season where he was seen in mainstage shows such as Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley and A Christmas Carol. Touring shows included Cyrano and Five Little Monkeys. James graduated from The University of Louisville in 2017 with a Bachelor's in Theatre Arts. He is looking forward to another great year in Cincinnati and working with the amazing team at TCT!


From the popular Frisch Marionettes’ production, Wizard of Oz, by Kevin Frisch

Based on L. Frank Baum’s children’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Adapted by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati

Directed and Choreographed by Roderick Justice

Assistant Director: A. James Jones

Music Director: Matthew Umphreys

Properties Master: Sydney Sheets

Technical Director: Spencer Burke

Tour Manager: Brandi Langford Sherrill

Costume Design: Jeff Shearer

Scenery Graphics: Mikki Graff

Puppets Designed and Built by A. James Jones


Show Resources

Study Guides
Dorothy In Oz Edition
Audio Floodlights Presents

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, the nation’s oldest professional theatre for young audiences, invites the young (and young-at-heart) to join Tour Manager & Resident Artist, Brandi Langford-Sherrill, and take a peek behind-the-scenes at our TCT On Tour production of DOROTHY IN OZ and get to know one of TCT On Tour’s touring actors, James Stringer Jr., a little better.

Thematic Connections
Arts Integration, Bullying, Compassion, Cooperative Learning, Courage, Courage and Honor, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Exploring Differences in Others, Exploring Differences Within, Fairy Tales, Friendship, Imagination, Kindness, Language Arts, Literary Classic, Music, Possibilities, Reading, Self-Esteem, Strength of Character, Teamwork

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