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"Wizard of Oz" Cast Announced!


Thanks to all who attended our auditions last week! We were so excited by the great turnout and can't wait to get started with rehearsals.


Here is the cast for our summer show:
Dorothy- Malynn Gates
Dorothy understudy- Tessa Snyder
Aunt Em- Jennifer Hunn
Uncle Henry- Zak Dray
Zeke- Lance Maloney
Hickory- Paul Carlson
Hunk- William Westedt
Miss Almira Gulch (The Wicked Witch of the West)- Melissa Sprecher
Professor Chester Marvel- Doug Westedt
Glinda, the Good Witch of the North- Autumn Lent
Scarecrow- Zac Larson
Tinman- Jeff Anderson
Lion- Peter Snyder
The Wizard- Duane Rose
Emerald City Guard-Jacob Nachreiner

Mayor Munchkin- Sam Merwin
Coroner- Maggey Edwards
Braggart- Alex Harris
Barrister- Aundrea Nundahl
Teacher #1- Kylie Burns
Teacher #2- Ella Cairns
Lullaby League- Elli Durst, Annabeth Sprecher, Rosalie Griesel
Lollipop Guild- Gavin Dray, Connor Klingaman, Parker Hunn
City Father #1- Devan Woodhouse
City Father #2- Madalynn Mueller
City Father #3- William Schulze
Munchkins- Amelia Shannon, Dorothy Griesel, Annabeth Sprecher, Dylan Anderson, Ethan Gald, Evelyn Ramsden

Winkie General- Sterling Stauter
Winkies - Levi Bird, Daniel Carlson, Paul Carlson, Ocean Ewing, Andrew Griesel, Jennifer Horton, Gabriel Schmitt, Alexander Schneider, Danny Zadrazil, Jonah Zorea

Polishers- Levi Bird, Paul Carlson, Andrew Griesel, Sterling Stauter
Beauticians- Kayleen Brunner, Michelle Goebel, Jocelyn Key, Tessa Snyder, Eleanor Westedt
Manicurists- Bobbi Jo Durst, Shelby Harris, Kaili Klatt, Leah Spry
Gracie Anderson, Hannah Anderson, Daniel Carlson, Kristen Craddock, Gavin Dray, Elli Durst, Maggey Edwards, Rosalie Griesel, Mary Hanrahan, Parker Hunn, Hannah Jorgensen, Anna Keller, Alexis Klingaman, Amber Klingaman
Connor Klingaman, Jade Klingaman, Anysia Kulp, Ayden Lent, Aundrea Nundahl, Abby Oliver, Mazie Ramsden
Isabel Salisbury, Chay Schmitt, Elizabeth Schultz, Hannah Schultz, Anna Schulze, Clare Shannon, Talena Sprecher
Mari Strasser, Danny Zadrazil

Snowmen- Ocean Ewing, Andrew Griesel, Gabriel Schmitt, Alexander Schneider, Sterling Stauter, Jonah Zorea

Poppies- Delayni Fleeharty, Taylor Johnson, Amelia Johnsrud, Maggie Merwin, Sydney Merwin, Julianna Shannon

Trees- Kaili Klatt, Nicole Schulze

Crows- Ellie Falk, Jacob Nachreiner, Grayson Schmitt

Flying Monkeys-Nikko- Chay Schmitt
Gracie Anderson, Ellie Durst, Delayni Fleeharty, Taylor Johnson, Amelia Johnsrud, Maggie Merwin, Sydney Merwin
Clara Shannon, Julianna Shannon



“The Wizard of Oz” show dates are July 29-31 (Fri- Sun), & August 4-6, (Thu-Sat) 2016. The Sunday performance will be a matinee show.

If you have questions about the show, please reach us at



2016 Scholarship applications now being accepted


Community Players of Southwest Wisconsin is now accepting applications for the 2016 Community Players Memorial Scholarship.  The $500 scholarship is to be used for education-related expenses at an accredited two-year or four-year college. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and be passionate about music and/or the theatre.  Special consideration is given to continuing students but all students are eligible to apply.


The 2015 scholarship recipient was Donald Hart, a Community Players alumnus, of Elroy.  The $500 award helped Don advance his education as he pursues his Masters degree in Theatre.


The annual scholarship is given in memory of three members of the CP family who are no longer with us: Corey Bobb, a Community Players member who was pursuing his education in Music and Theatre at the UW-Richland when he passed away in 2009, Lee Honer, one of the founding members of CP who died in 2013 and Debbie Zorea, an active member of CP who passed away in 2014. They all loved theatre and played vital parts, both on and off the stage, for many CP shows. Community Players is proud to honor their memory by offering this scholarship to help a student pursue his or her passions for the theatre.


Click on the "Scholarship" tab of our website to find the application materials.


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