© 2018 by Hoof 'n' Horn. 

Designed by Rebekah Wellons.

THE WIZ

Winter 2020 January 30 – February 9

Sheafer Laboratory Theater, Bryan Center, Duke University

The Wiz presents a soulful retelling of L. Frank Baum’s 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz created by Charlie Smalls (music, lyrics) and William F. Brown (book). The Wiz employs modern black dance and music styles to tell the classic story of Dorothy, a farm girl from Kansas, who is transported to a fantastical world of Munchkins, flying monkeys, and witches. As she travels along the yellow brick road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard of Oz in hopes of returning home, she befriends the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion, each of whom also seeks help from the Wizard. 


This winter, join Hoof ‘n’ Horn in Sheafer Lab Theater to discover inner strength, the meaning of true friendship, and the value of home alongside the colorful characters of The Wiz and participate in a one-of-a-kind celebration of black culture.

 

TICKETS: $15.00 

DUKE STUDENTS: $10.00

PRODUCTION COUNCIL

ORCHESTRA PIT

CAST

Aunt Em Brianna Buford

Addaperle Kaelah Brauher

Dorothy Multy Oliver

Evilene Jenna Clayborn

Glinda Rachel Estrella

Scarecrow Kosi Pierre-Louis 

Tin Man Daniel Sutton

Lion K.B. Denis

The Wiz Simeon Holmes

Uncle Henry Devinne Moses

Gatekeeper Ce’Ondra Ellison

Lord High Underling Zhuri Bryant

Winged Monkey Milan Hamilton

Messenger Micheal Bennet
 

Ensemble Ce'Ondra Ellison, Ladasia Fore, Milan Hamilton, Cartier Robinson, Kyra Lewis, Rahel Petros, Bianca Umeakuana, Tara Olowolayemo, Lihua Hunter, Shernice Martin, Zhuri Bryant, Sophie Kebret, Micheal Bennet, Devinne Moses, Brianna Buford, Rachel Estrella, Adrianne Pink, and Simeon Holmes

Producer Tyler Edwards

Director Breon Robinson

Assistant Director Elizabeth Bueti

Music Director Autumn Blamoville

Asst. Music Director Aren Tucker

Orchestral Directors Adam Beskind and Noah McKee

Asst. Orchestral Director Devinne Moses

Choreographer Arianna Carr

Asst. Choreographers Chelsea-Ann Dennis and Trinity Johns

Technical Director Jacob Levine

Prod. Stage Manager Ella Dunham

Asst. Stage Managers Kelis Johnson and Doherty Guirand

Lighting Design John Smalley and Tia Smith

Light Board Operator Maddie Wilkinson

Sound Design Kacia Anderson

Asst. Sound Designer Michelle Larsen

Set Design Debora Cordero Martinez and John Smalley

Costume Design​ Milagros de Souza, Jasmine Harris and Jessi Books

Asst. Costume Design Nicholas Chrapliwy

Head of Publicity Jenna Clayborn

Props Coordinator Claire Engstrom

Graphics and Playbill Bryn Lawson and Brennan Zook

Company Manager Liv Neely

Rehearsal Pianist Krishna Sinha
Videographer Jinny Yoon