Actors Studio presents The Wizard of Oz

November 13, 2023

Mila Prasad (Dorothy Gale) and Ollie (Toto)

Embark on a timeless journey to the enchanting world of Oz as Kelowna Actors Studio proudly presents the classic stage musical, "The Wizard of Oz."

This beloved tale written by L. Frank Baum, immortalized on both screen and stage, comes to life in a dazzling spectacle of song, dance, and theatrical magic. Audiences of all ages will be swept away by the adventures of Dorothy and her iconic companions—the Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion—as they follow the Yellow Brick Road to meet the Wizard, encountering whimsical characters and overcoming challenges along the way.

The talented cast is led by Mila Prasad, captivating as Dorothy, Kirk Holland's whimsical portrayal of the Scarecrow, Mark Wells adding heart to the Tinman, and Nathan Flavel bounding into the role of the Cowardly Lion.  Local newcomer Ollie is excited to take on the challenging role of Toto and promises to steal the show.  

An ensemble full of Okanagan favorites, the cast also features Chris Iversen (Marvel/The Wizard), Emily MacArthur (Aunt Em/Glinda), Janet Anderston (Miss Gulch/The Wicked Witch) and Chris Derochie (Uncle Henry/The Guard)  promising to evoke the wonder and nostalgia that has made "The Wizard of Oz" a cherished classic.

This presentation is Directed by Randy Leslie, with Music Direction by Spencer Bach, Choreography by Rhiannon Graham-Knapp, and Stage Management by Skylar Naimain.

"We will transport audiences to a magical realm, where imagination knows no bounds.” shares Randy Leslie, Artistic Managing Director, “Resonating with both young and old, I want to create an experience that sparks wonder, evokes emotion, and leaves a lasting impression on every heart in the audience as they journey with us down the Yellow Brick Road.”

The entire production team has been working their magic to unveil many effects never before seen on the Actors Studio stage.  Production Manager and Fly Design by Jordan Donatelli; Costume and Wig Design by Randy Leslie; Set, Projection and Effects Design by Nathan Flavel; Set Decor by Stacey Baker; Props Design by Vivian Suel; and Set Carpentry by Marvin Turner.  Sound Design by Jordan Leboe and Light Design by Randy Leslie and Jordan Donatelli.

Join Kelowna Actors Studio and experience the joy, courage, and magic of this timeless musical adventure, playing November 29th to December 17th, 2023, with matinee and evening performances.

Tickets are already extremely limited.  Don't miss this chance to experience the magic of The Wizard of Oz. Tickets are available for purchase at or through the box office at 250.862.2867.



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