Local theaters will help take your mind off the unpredictable winter weather with two favorite musicals next week, as P.S. Center Stage Players present “The Wizard of Oz” and the 50th anniversary tour of “Jesus Christ Superstar” comes to the Fisher Theater.
PSCSP PRESENT ‘THE WIZARD OF OZ’ AT JO BRIGHTON AUDITORIUM IN WYANDOTTE
Be ready to click your heels as you whisper “there’s no place like home” as P.S. Center Stage Players present “The Wizard of Oz” at 7 p.m. March 2, 3, 9 and 10 at Jo Brighton Auditorium in Wyandotte.
Follow the yellow brick road with Dorothy and her loyal sidekicks as she travels to the Emerald City, despite peril, to find her way back home in the classic musical based on the L. Frank Baum classic novel and adapted from the classic Warner Brothers movie.
Audiences will enjoy the musical’s much-loved songs, which include “Over the Rainbow,” “Ding Dong, the Witch is Dead,” “If I Only Had a Brain/a Heart/the Nerve,” “We’re Off to See the Wizard,” “Jitterbug” and “The Merry Old Land of Oz.”
The show is directed by Penny Lynn Siler of Southgate, with choreographer Amber Kittle Selberg of Southgate, vocal director Adam Bedikian of Wyandotte, assistant vocal director Joy Jordan of Lincoln Park, accompanist David Wagoner of Brownstown Township and percussionist Doug Golema of Wyandotte.
The cast includes: Wyandotte residents Rosemary Zehel as Dorothy, Kathy Bedikian as Aunt Em, Atam Bedikian as Uncle Henry and an Emerald City Guard, Adam Bedikian as Zeke and the Cowardly Lion, Harmony Bedikian as Hickory and the Tinman, and Matthew Dauzy as Professor Marvel and The Wizard of Oz; Brownstown Township residents Jamie Moreno as Almira Gulch and the Wicked Witch of the West, and Melayna Suni as Glinda; Brianne Hamade of Trenton as Hunk and the Scarecrow; and Lilly the dog as Toto.
The people of Munchkinland and Oz are played by: Sydney Colon, Emersyn Danosky and Meghan Perkins of Allen Park; Julianne Moreno of Brownstown Township; Carlyn Martin of Flat Rock; Rachel Jordan of Lincoln Park; Oakley Daniel of New Boston; Sophia Dauzy of Newport; Savanna Adkins, Genevieve Dassow, Charlotte Hall and Nicole Szalkie of Southgate; Kaylyn Messer of Taylor; Everleigh Hamade and Levi Vargo of Trenton; and Maci Krajewski, Angela Montelauro, Emily Montelauro, Lyla Mutafis and Lily Wilson of Wyandotte.
Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students, seniors and military personnel, and $8 for children age 2 to 12, with cash sales only at the door of Jo Brighton Auditorium, 4460 18th St. in Wyandotte.
‘JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR’ COMING TO THE FISHER
The 50th anniversary tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” returns to Detroit for a Feb. 28 to March 5 run at the Fisher Theater.
Set against the backdrop of the final weeks of the life of Jesus Christ, seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot, the show features the powerful rock songs, “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “What’s the Buzz,” “Everything’s Alright,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” “Gethsemane,” “Hosanna” and “King Herod’s Song.”
Showtimes are 8 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1 to 4 and 7:30 p.m. March 5, with 2 p.m. March 4 and 5 matinees.
Tickets, which start at $41, are available by phone, at 800-982-2787, online at Ticketmaster.com and BroadwayinDetroit.com and at the Fisher Theater box office, 3011 W. Grand Boulevard in Detroit.