The Wizard of Oz

Runs Nov 3Nov 19, 2023
By:L. Frank Baum
Music & Lyrics:Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg
Background Music:Herbert Stothart
Dance and Vocal Arrangements:Peter Howard
Orchestration:Larry Wilcox
Age Recommendation:Ages 3 and up (no child under age 3 admitted)
Approximate Run Time:2 hours and 30 minutes (includes one intermission)
Preview Night:Pick-Your-Price Night
Ticket Discount Available:After Preview Night for Seniors, Educators, Patrons under 30, and Active Military
Wheelchair/Companion Seats:Contact the Box Office

Click your heels and take a journey with us down the yellow brick road! Follow The Scarecrow, The Tinman, The Cowardly Lion, Dorothy… and Toto too, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and find their true hearts’ desires. This vibrant production contains all of the beloved Oscar-winning songs from the movie including “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “We’re Off To See The Wizard”… plus all your favorite movie moments and a few surprises along the way. Bring the whole family over the rainbow and discover the wonderful world of Oz again…or for the very first time!

Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company and based on the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.


Director/Choreographer: Stacey Reed
Music & Vocal Director: Rachel Michelberg
Assistant Choreographer: Kayvon Kordestani
Costume Designer: Jenny Garcia
Hair/Makeup Designer: Jehan Rasmussen
Scenic & Properties Designer: Kevin Davies
Lighting Designer: Edward Hunter
Projections Designer:  Michael D. Reed
Sound Designer: Sheraj Ragoobeer
Stage Manager: Lauren Howry
Technical Director/Production Manager: Kevin Davies

Dorothy Gale: Penelope DaSilva (performs 11/3, 11/5, 11/11 evening, 11/18 matinee, 11/19)
Dorothy Gale: Libby Einav (performs 11/4, 11/10, 11/11 matinee, 11/12, 11/17, 11/18 evening)
Aunt Em:
Kayvon Kordestani
Glinda the Good Witch of the North:
Jessica Ellithorpe
Auntie Henry: Kai Harris
Miss Gulch/Wicked Witch of the West: Barbara Heninger
Zeke/Cowardly Lion: Michael Reed
Hickory/Tinman: Ian Catindig
Hunk/Scarecrow: Noelle Wilder
Voice of Scarecrow: Lauren D’Ambrosio
Professor Chester Marvel/The Wizard of Oz: Chloe Angst
Adult Ensemble: Chloe Angst, Crystal Gallardo, Kai Harris, Kayvon Kordestani, Rae Lane, Ann Lucena, Amytza Maskati, Andrew Mo
Youth Ensemble: Aria Agarwal, Quincey Dunn, Khloe Kimura, Micah Lee, Hsiao-Tiao (Rainbow) Lin, Mina Van Roy, Tara Van Roy, Phoebe Wagner

Masks are optional in the theater building. Since public health guidance can change, we encourage you to check our regularly updated health and safety protocols at prior to each performance date. All performances and protocols are subject to change.

Special events taking place during the run of this show include:

Preview Night: Pick-Your-Price
Friday, November 3
Pick-Your-Price Night makes theatre affordable for all. Choose from three ticket price suggestions.

Opening Night
Saturday, November 4
Enjoy a post-show champagne/sparkling cider toast in the outdoor courtyard, FREE with the purchase of a ticket for that evening’s performance.

Magical Series Performance
Saturday, November 11 at 2:00 PM
In partnership with the Magical Bridge Foundation, guests of all ages and all abilities are encouraged to attend and experience the joy and magic of a live performance in a more relaxed theater setting. This is the performance to attend if you or any of your family members would benefit from a less traditional theatre experience. You could be a first-time audience member, a family with young children, a community member with disabilities, or simply  want to enjoy this wonderful show! Need wheelchair/companion seats? Call the box office.
View the visual performance guide here.

  • Magical Bridge Kindness Ambassadors and Palo Alto Players Ushers will provide all guests with a kind welcome and assistance as needed.
  • A designated area in the lobby with activities led by Kindness Ambassadors, for those who may need a break from the live show.
  • All kinds of reactions and expressions will be fully embraced and supported (no one will be shushed!)
  • An atmosphere where audience members feel comfortable entering or exiting the theater during the live performance.
  • Limited seating capacity will allow for extra space and movement.
  • A sing-along at the end of the show with the cast!

The full performance lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes with one 15-minute intermission. We welcome you to attend the full show, watch Act 1 only or arrive at 3:15 to watch Act 2 only.


Post-Show Cast Talkback
Sunday, November 12
Enrich your experience at our Talkback series with the director and the cast following the performance, FREE with the purchase of a ticket for any performance during the run.

ASL-Interpreted Performances
Sunday, November 12 at 2:00 PM
Friday, November 17 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 18 at 2:00 PM
An American Sign Language interpreter will be located near the stage at House Left for patrons who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing. Seats marked with an “i” symbol provide the best sight lines to follow the interpretation and the action on stage. We are grateful to The Palo Alto Weekly’s Holiday Fund for their generous grant to improve accessibility for our actors and audience members at this production.

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