FHHS and FHMS Players present

The Wizard of Oz

Written by L. Frank Baum Adapted by John Kane
Based upon the classic motion picture
Directed by Jenni Merritt

Friday and Saturday, January 20-21 7:30 pm
And Matinees! Saturday, January 21 & Sunday, January 22  2:00 pm.
Whittier Theatre
Tickets:
Tickets:: Adults $16
Student Reserved $9
$5 Student Rush available at door only
A 75-year-old classic returns to the Whittier stage for the first time in 25 years.  And it will have us all humming favorites like Over the Rainbow, Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead and If I Only had a Brain/Heart/Nerve.

Jenni Merritt, Drama Director for both Friday Harbor Middle School and Friday Harbor High School, chose The Wizard of Oz because she “wanted to do a musical that both kids and their parents would know, pulling everyone in.”   She also chose her first fully-staged musical as a director to include students from both schools, something that hasn’t been done for several years.  “I’d like this to become a norm every few years,” Jenni said.  “High schoolers can help guide the younger students and be reminded at the same time what it’s like to be that age.  Plus, there’s strength in numbers and this is a big musical.”

Jenni adds that she is drawn by the magic in the beloved musical and the message of seeing the good in where you live.  So many islanders who grew up here (like herself), she says, can’t wait to move off island and then do eventually return, because “there’s no place like home.”

Business Partner: KINGS MARKET
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 The Wizard of Oz CAST

Jillian Urbach, Emily Vogel, Wilson Loucks,Zach Fincher
Eric Sable, Claudio Ochoa, Isabella Brown. Chiara Power
Zoe Steele, Tawan Shaller, Matthew Rice, Alex McIntire
Brandon Payne, Ula Grace, Aida Must,Allie Fleming
Alison Cole, Annemarie Ryan, Ava Smith, Ayla Ridwan
Dexter Prescott, Elsedora Arendt, Faith Embler,Henry Holt
Inga-C Harold, Joely Loucks, Joshua May, Lucy Urbach
Luke Fincher, Olivia Brown, Presley Clark
Robin Taylor, Talisen Kilpatrick-Boe

THE Wizard of Oz PRODUCTION CREW

Jenni Merritt, Jill Urbach, Lisa Duke,Amanda Smith,
Carol Hooper, Angel Michaels, 
Melyssa Taylor, 
Kendra Clifton, Trinity Cullen, Chris Hallock, 
Cady Wilson, Lauren Ayers, Emily Fitts, Lizzy Lee,
Becky Taylor, 
Chelsy Gollen, Cat Pignetello,Iziah Daily,
Jack King, Jack Knapik, Jonah Strasbourger, Libby Scott,
Luke Waite, 
Malychi Wenberg, Tiernan Clark, Nick Copley,
Sander Van Hamersfeld, Sam Daniels, 
John Shaller, Penelope Haskew,
Shane Merritt, Greg Taylor, Binny Haenel, Jim Spain,
Heather Christensen, Shaun Armstrong, Mary Armstrong,
Jean Staben, Debbi Fincher, Brad Fincher, 
Megan Kilpatrick-Boe,
Trudy Loucks, April Embler, Callie McKay, Tina Smith, Georgia Smith,
Emily Spain, Becky Taylor, Libby Concord, Josh Boland

 










 

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