The Wizard of Oz

Cast & Creatives

Director: Robert Coates
Producer: Elysia Krstevski
Associate Musical Director: Josh Pratt
Musical Director & Voice Coach: Emily Wilkinson
Choreographer: Victoria Rimington

Grace Horsey - Dorothy
Elliot Aitken - Scarecrow
Scott England - Tinman
Daniel Hooper - Lion
Maria England - Wicked Witch
Ashley McGowan - Glinda
Declan Ahern - Wizard
Rebecca Katz - Aunt Em
Liam Moroney - Uncle Henry

Charlize Abbott-Higgins, Molly Ahern, Lara Anderson, Niah Bateman, Ellen Burns, Alisha Cikos, Ella Daly, Elena Edwards-Short, Ivy Faehrmann, Bridie Fahey, Joshua Glasson, Liam Glover, Dimitri Gosios, Genevieve Herbert, Lily Hopkinson, Luke Kiselis, Madeleine Lacy, Mollie Leutchford, Estelle Lipovetsky, Chloe Maginnity, Bethanie Matic, Annabel Nelson, Bethany Nottle, Emma Pervan, Erica Pierce, Sarah Pierce, James Pringle, Sam Pringle, Jennifer Ridd, Miette Salinas-Byrne, Keziah Sansom-Gower, Talia Saunders, Niamh Scott, Jamil Vassou, Travis Vieth, Oliver Walker, Charlotte Walsh, Eloise Webb, Russia Williams-Newman, Annabelle Windsor

Anastasia Abboud, Atticus Benjsson, Alexia Coulloupas, Jordan Declerck, Stephanie Filiopoulos, Mia Grunden, Amelie Helft, Mia Houridis, Dean Karagounis, Emma Kent, Hugh Lachal, Yvette Lipovetsky, Abbey Marks, Hatty McCleery, Allana McDonald, Sienna Moir, Alexia Moxon, Aria Nantes, Cameron Poole, Annabelle Roper, Poppy Samild, Evangeline Vamvakaris

Sasha Babushkin, Alexandra Burns, Alicia Gec, Sadie Gill, Tabatha Heffer, Tobias Herbert, Sienna Iaria, Chloe Johnstone, Amelia Kennedy, Ruby Kuhne, William Lawrence, Helena Maunder, Nellie Morris, Maeve O'Mara Galati, Ben Reynolds, Alessia Riepsamen, Isabella Rivellese, Liam Rosewarne, Darcy Smith, Lily Templeton, Zoe Thiang, Emma Williams


Production Manager Josh Mulcahy 
Production Coordinator Aidan Khan 

Original Costume Design Jennifer McKenzie
Wardrobe Manager Sarah Tanner 
Costume Coordinator Sean Rentero 
Wardrobe Technicians Jan Dixon & Julie Watson 

Lighting & Stage Manager Robert Coates 
Deputy Stage Manager Maddy Price 
Assistant Director / Assistant Stage Manager Lara White 
Dance Captain Corey Smark 

Sound Design Marcello Lo Ricco (LSS Productions) 
Sound Operator Tyrone Zollo 
Sound Equipment LSS Productions 

Theatre Crew Union House Theatre 

Backdrops Scenic Studios & CLOC Musical Theatre 
Emerald City Gates & Marvel Wagon Dann Barber 
Wizard, Witch’s Castle & Cogs PLOS Musical Productions 

Front of House Manager Grace Gardner 
Rehearsal Venue Manager & Accessories Assistant Betty Auhl 

Lighting Operator Jack Willis Hall 
Sound Assistant/Props Lilli Holliday-Ryder 
Stage Hands Verity Mansell, Tristan Sicari, Spencer Garcia 
Wardrobe Lilliana Dimitropoulos, Mina Al-Khafaji 
Front of House Katerina Bonacci 

Finance Kristie Hollow 
Marketing Director Sasha Iwanick 
Media & PR Zilla & Brook 
Senior Marketing Coordinator & Graphic Designer Mark Horrocks 

Ticket Secretary Nik Mitchell 

Special Thanks 
The families and our young cast for all their support and commitment, we couldn’t do it without you. 
The Union Theatre Staff and Management 
ORiGIN™ Theatrical 
Swinburne Senior Secondary College 

and all the Stage School Australia Head Office team. 

Media Coverage

Progress Leader - Grace Horsey - Wizard of Oz - YABC

Progress Leader - Tuesday July 2, 2019


YABC presents the Wizard of Oz - Herald Sun photo

Herald Sun - Monday June 24, 2019


Wizard of Oz - Heidelberg Leader Newspaper - YABC

Heidelberg Leader - Tuesday July 2, 2019


Bayside Leader - Wizard of Oz YABC

Bayside Leader - July 9, 2019


Broadway World
Young Australian Broadway Chorus Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ - A School Holiday Spectacular

Dance Life Australia
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to school holiday fun!

10 July 2019 - 13 July 2019

The Young Australian Broadway Chorus will be presenting a family favourite

The Wizard of Oz - Young Performers Edition.

This fabulous one hour show features all the best-loved songs from the screen classic including Over the Rainbow, If I Only Had a Brain, Ding Dong the Witch is Dead and many more. With wonderful costumes, beautiful scenery, and a dynamic cast of young performers, the adventures of Dorothy, her faithful dog Toto, Lion, Tinman and Scarecrow is fantastic holiday entertainment for the whole family. Follow along the yellow brick road as they battle the Wicked Witch of the West to reach the famous Wizard of Oz.

By L.Frank Baum
With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart

Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard
Orchestration by Larry Wilcox
Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company

Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Brothers.
Adaptation and support materials for the Young Performers’ Edition developed by iTheatrics under the supervision of Timothy Allen McDonald.
“The Wizard of Oz” is presented by permission of ORiGIN™ Theatrical on behalf of Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.


Audience feedback:

Thank you SO MUCH for putting together such a spectacular and amazing production.   Your commitment, professionalism, passion and unbelievable talent and creativity in producing the Wizard of Oz was exceptional. Everyone on the Wizard of Oz team needs to be commended for their dedication and hard work in not only producing such a magnificent show (in such a short time) but also looking after the entire cast of young performers.  The Wizard of Oz production highlighted how wonderful Stage School Australia really is.



Wednesday 10 July - 11:00 am (A) 

Wednesday 10 July - 2:00 pm (B) 

Thursday 11 July - 11:00 am (B) 

Thursday 11 July - 2:00 pm (A) 

Friday 12 July - 11:00 am (B)

Friday 12 July - 2:00 pm (A)  

Friday 12 July - 7:00 pm (A) 

Saturday 13 July - 11:00 am (A) 

Saturday 13 July  - 2:00 pm (B) 

Saturday 13 July - 7:00 pm (B) 

(A and B refers to the Children's Cast which will be performing on that day)



$23 Weekday Matinees
$28 Evenings and Saturday Matinee
+ booking fees


60 minutes without interval.  Suitable for children 4+.  
Smoke, loud noises and theatrical effects will be used in this production.

Photography/videography of any kind is not permitted in the theatre.


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