Carmel Valley students to perform in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at SD Civic Theatre
The greatest family musical of all time, “The Wizard of Oz,” is touching down in San Diego as Broadway/San Diego ~ A Nederlander Presentation brings this national treasure to the San Diego Civic Theatre, now through Feb. 20.
This magical production, based on the Royal Shakespeare Company’s celebration of the 1939 MGM movie, is presented with breathtaking special effects that will sweep audiences away, from the moment the tornado twists its way into Kansas.
Twelve children from San Diego’s J* Company will be performing the roles of “munchkins”: Marissa Wolfsheimer, Megan Spector, Nathan Miller, Adira Rosen, Rebecca Penner, Jonas McMullen, Sierra Lieb, Gabriel Mayer, Sebastian Mayer and Danya Greenberg. Singing timeless classics such as “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead,” the local children will help bring this beloved classic to the stage of their hometown as part of their continuing performing arts education.
Local performers include:
Megan Spector: Although The Wizard of Oz is Megan’s first national tour production, the 10-year-old Solana Highlands student is no stranger to the stage, having been in “Annie, Snoopy!!! The Musical, Sound of Music and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” She considers her younger brother a ham, even though he is not in show biz. Currently, Megan takes piano, voice and guitar lessons. In pre-school, Megan’s teacher would bribe her with Otter Pops to sing for the other teachers.
Nathan Miller: 10-year-old Nathan is a 5th grader at Torrey Pines Elementary. Nathan’s parents, who own Geppetto’s Toys, knew he was going to be a performer because by the time he was two, he knew all the songs from “The Sound of Music.” His little brother Jared is not in theatre … yet, but loves watching Nathan on stage. Nathan’s dream role would be to play Oliver, and he can’t live without the Wicked soundtrack.
Jonas McMullen: 12-year-old Jonas is in the 5th grade in Del Mar. He started doing theatre after a broken collarbone prevented him from playing competitive soccer. His favorite credit so far is How The Grinch Stole Christmas at the Old Globe. Jonas’ top career choices include doctor, lawyer or actor. His favorite word is “chillax.”
Sierra Lieb: 11-year-old Sierra attends Sage Canyon Elementary and enjoys math and writing. She has done eight shows with J*Company, her favorite being “The Sound of Music,” and was very excited when she got to sing a song from it on KUSI. Her mom is a teacher and her dad has a local law firm, Lieb and Lieb. Sierra loves sandwiches, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and rainbow sherbet.
For tickets and more information visit: www.wizardofozontour.com or www.broadwaysd.com/thewizardofoz.php
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