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Mare in 2009
Mariellen in 2009

 

 

 

Born in Flowood, Mississippi, Mariellen started her acting career in 2007 in productions at her middle school. During her 8th grade year she applied and auditioned to get into a performing arts high school where she now studies acting. At her high school she has performed in several showcases including "Freshman- Sophomore Ensemble" and "Senior Directed". She has performed with a children's theatre company where she has been in several musicals including: "The Sound of Music", "The Music Man", "A Christmas Carol" and "A Year with Frog and Toad". Mariellen is currently a full time member of the Carver Theatre Company. In the spring of 2012 she starred as Masha in "Three Sisters" the classical play by Anton Chekhov. Mariellen looks forward to furthering her repertoire and craft in her last two years of high school and on into college. Mariellen is excited to be a part of the Wizard of Oz team and is thrilled to bring a new face to Dorothy Gale.

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Marie

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Born in Los Angeles, Marie Rizza began performing at four years old in her kindergarten talent show. She continued to study throughout her childhood and as an adult. At 18 she was accepted on scholarship to the Vocal Performance program at Mount Saint Mary’s College in Brentwood, California. She has received various awards in the field of music and performed with several community theaters in Virginia and with The Virginia Opera. She now enjoys performing as a hobby in professional and church venues.

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Steve

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Steven Lowry is a man of many talents.  A writer and amateur photographer, he is also a naturally gifted comedian.  He has worked in call centers, and most recently as a technician installing commercial-grade printers.  His quick wit, sense of humor, and voice experience helped him land the role of Scarecrow, and kept things light on set. In addition, he has proved to be a capable puppeteer and has been given the opportunity to put his stamp on every aspect of the Scarecrow's performance.

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Curt

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Curt Rose is a World History teacher at Spotsylvania High School, and loves to act.  He is married to his high school sweetheart and has two wonderful daughters. He played Tully Bascome in the The Mouse that Roared under the direction of his mentor and friend Gene Nesbitt.  He has been active in church drama teams since 2003 doing short skits on a regular basis. He attended Mary Washington College and completed his maters in history at Virginia Commonwealth University.  He is excited to be in this production playing Oscar Diggs.

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Stacey Pratt

Stacey Pratt

Stacey Pratt has appeared onstage with the Fredericksburg Company, most recently as Bianca in Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew”.  She has appeared in two independent films, including the title role in “Eleanor’s Lullaby” by Garrison and Chris Rule.  She studied acting at VirginiaCommonwealth University, where she graduated in 2007 with a degree in Anthropology.  Stacey lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia. 

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Leah Copeland

Leah Copeland

In 2008 Leah heard that Sean had written a script for an Oz movie. Always interested in the performing arts, she expressed a desire to be a part of the film. She was majoring in Health and Human Performance at Roanoke College, where she was active in her school's theater program.  A member of female a capella group Mainstreet, Leah has been interested in singing and performing from a young age, and in 2011 she recorded an album of gospel music.  In this film, as in the original book, Glinda is envisioned as a beautiful young woman.  Leah certainly fills that description.

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Doug

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Deborah Sapolsky recently decided to pursue acting on a professional level.  She embraces the opportunity to play Aunt Em. Previously, Deborah worked in corporate public relations, but later switched careers to substitute teaching in order to have a flexible schedule to raise her family. Growing up as a middle child of five, she was always dancing, singing and acting around the house and in various school productions.  Lately, Deborah has appeared in an episode of the new Netflix series, House of Cards, filmed an episode on HBO's second season of VEEP, portrayed characters in A&E's PANIC 9-1-1, as well as acted in a commercial and some short films.  She thanks her family for their loving support and continues to believe in her dreams.

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Doug Fulmer

Doug Fulmer

Doug Fulmer came to acting following careers in radio and management consulting. Recently, Doug has appeared in several episodes of HBO’s Emmy award winning VEEP with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Netflix’s House of Cards with Kevin Spacey. He played Dr. Johnson in the independent short film, Going Up, and played Keith the attorney in Room 9, a short produced by A.J. Faraj.  He has also appeared in several commercials and print ads.

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Maddy

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Madeline is thrilled to be making her second appearance in an independent film; having previously acted in “One Time Me and My Friends Robbed a Store,” which is showing at the Rappahannock Independent Film Festival in August 2009.  Madeline currently attends Stafford High School, where she is very active in the school’s theatre department.  At Stafford, Madeline has played principle characters in "The Sound of Music," "The Serpent," "Picasso at the Lapin Agile," and "Romeo and Juliet."  Madeline hopes to continue with theatre and film throughout high school and college, and she hopes to make acting into a career.

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Justin Bowen

Justin Bowen

Justin Bowen is intensely interested in media and the arts, and at thirteen began experimenting with stop-motion animation, eventually branching into Flash and 3D Maya.  He is currently enrolled at Bloomfield College and hopes to go on to a career in game design and animation.  Justin has been looking for a gateway into voice acting and discovered "L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." An avid fan and collector of the Oz books, he was excited by the project and auditioned for several voice roles.  Justin was born in Edison, New Jersey in 1990. 

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Angelo

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Christopher Inlow is an Award-Winning Character Actor, Musician, Writer, and Model born in Washington D.C. and raised in Northern Virginia. he has been featured in film, on stage, as a radio host and childrens poet.

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Angelo

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Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Angelo is a frequent writer for the Royal Blog of Oz. He has been an Oz super-fan since he could talk. Having written a number of Oz fanfictions and screenplays, Angelo is thrilled to be part of an Oz movie.

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Yes, Virginia, there is a Toto.

Wiley is a six year old Cairn Terrier, born on July 6, 2006 in Locust Grove, VA at Glenayr Kennels. He currently resides in Alexandria, VA. He is officially a gray brindle with black points and is proud to say he meets the breed standards for height and weight. Because he showed himself to be very clever and cunning from an early age, he was named after the cartoon character Wile E. Coyote. However, unlike his namesake he is a quick study and keeps his people on their toes. Wiley is well behaved and has learned several "tricks" that delight and surprise the unsuspecting. While he enjoys several activities, his favorite is playing with a tennis ball.

Additionally, he prides himself on keeping his neighborhood free from the menace of squirrels. This is Wiley's first film and he looks forward to working with the cast and crew of "L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz."

Wiley belongs to Glenda Lewis.

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Wicked Witch of the East: Marie Rizza

  Boq: Wesley Edge
  Bearded Munchkins 1&2: Ryp Barr
  The Guardian of the Gates: Marcus Lawrence
  Omby Amby: Brian J. Coughlan
  Nimmie Amee: Tina Cody
 

Munchkin Farmer / Winkie Runner / Background Winkies: Jeremy Bertz

  Quilf (Winkie Guard): Patrick Kearns
  Boq's Wife: Crystal Edge
  Boq's Child: Emily Edge
  Ku-Klip: Jason Greenfield
  The Great Oz - Lady: Elizabeth Saint
  China Princess: Julia Clarke
  China Milk Maid: Danielle Loizou
  Mister Joker: Christopher Inlow
  Mean Old Lady: Beverly Gates
  Queen of the Field Mice: Stacey Pratt
  Stork: Madeline Lovegrove
  Gart: Steven Lowry
  Glinda's Guards: Taylor Boyle, Vivian-Lee Taylor