The talented cast of The Wizard of Oz in Concert has been hard at work rehearsing for this weekend’s performance. From left to right above (photographed during a rehearsal break at the Cotuit Center for the Arts), Anthony Teixiera portrays the Tin Man as well as his Kansas counterpart Hickory; Keirnon McDermott is the Scarecrow and Hunk; Jessica Curran takes on the iconic role of Dorothy; and the Cowardly Lion/Zeke is Jeffrey Clonts – note his “tail”!
These local actors have spent countless hours working on their dialogue and blocking with director Michele Colley, and rehearsing their songs with music director Katie Koglin, assisted by accompanist Misao Koyama. Katie and Misao are also rehearsing songs with the chorus of Munchkins and Winkies. Meanwhile, Jim Hoeck is working on the visual imagery that will be projected in the concert hall. Costume and props designers Tami Trask and Bonnie Corliss are preparing the special touches that will help bring the story to life. And Matthew White of The Trainer K-9 Services is helping to make sure that Toto knows his cues!
On the Cape Symphony side, operations and personnel manager Jenn Dashnaw is making sure everything runs smoothly, with the help of Tara Galvin, stage manager, and artistic assistant Andrea Meagher. Lighting designer Greg Hamm is working on lighting the way. The musicians have been practicing all the wonderful music from The Wizard of Oz for weeks. Of course, Jung-Ho Pak and producer David Kuehn have been working with everyone to make this artistic dream come true.
Later this week, everyone will be rehearsing under the direction of Jung-Ho. This incredible partnership between the Cape Symphony and the Cotuit Center for the Arts and the extraordinary efforts of so many people will finally come together to astonish and delight audiences on Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10. We can’t wait to put on a show for you! Get your tickets at capesymphony.org or call 508.362.1111.