The Wizard of Oz at Wheelock Family Theatre
Liliane Klein will be making her Wheelock Family Theatre debut as Aunt Em/Glinda in The Wizard of Oz playing April 8th-May 1st, 2022
After suspending productions in front of an audience for more than two years (775 days) due to the pandemic, Wheelock Family Theatre will return to the stage with a beloved production for all ages, The Wizard of Oz because, after all, "there's no place like home."
Based on the beloved novel and Classic Motion Picture, The Wizard of Oz follows the story of a young girl, Dorothy, as she finds the true meaning of "home." She and her best sidekick, Toto (a charming, scruffy little dog), find themselves in the magical land of Oz and encounter characters of splendor and tasks of the highest magnitude. Audiences fall for Dorothy and her trusted companions as they battle their way to their highest desires -- knowledge, love, courage and home.
Wheelock Family Theatre. https://www.wheelockfamilytheatre.org/
180 Riverway, Boston MA 02215
Single ticket prices range from $20-40
· By phone at (617) 353-3001
· Online at wheelockfamilytheatre.org
· At our box office at 200 Riverway, Boston, MA 02215
Discounts are available for groups and students. For a full list of discounts, please visit: https://www.wheelockfamilytheatre.org/discounts-promotions/
WFT @ BU's production of The Wizard of Oz features Katie Anne Clark (Almira Gultch, The Wicked Witch, Ozian), Gary Ng* (Uncle Henry, Munchkin, Crow, Tree, Flying Monkey Guard), David Jiles Jr.* (Hickory, Munchkin, Tinman), Lisa Kate Joyce (Toto, Munchkin, Crow, Tree, Ozian, Nikko, Winkie) Zachary McConnell* (Professor Marvel, Munchkin, Crow, Tree, The Wizard), Lily Park (Dorothy), Krystal Hernandez* (Zeke, Munchkin, Lion), Maxwell Seelig (Hunk, Munchkin, Scarecrow), Liliane Klein* (Aunt Em, Glinda, Ozian, Winkie), Katya Sacharow (Understudy Dorothy), Jeffrey Sewell (Understudy, Hunk, Munchkin, Lion, Toto, Crow, Tree, Ozian, Nikko, Winkie), Tader Shipley (Understudy, Almira Gultch, The Wicked Witch, Ozian, Aunt Em, Glinda, Winkie), and Robert McFletcher (Understudy, Hickory, Munchkin, Tinman, Uncle Henry, Crow, Tree, Flying Monkey Guard).
*indicates a member of Actors Equity Association
WFT @ BU's creative team for The Wizard of Oz includes Nick Vargas (Director), Tiffany Lau (Choreographer), Todd Gordon (Music Director), Albina Aleksandrova (Scenic Designer), Roz Bevan (Sensitivity Consultant), Steven Doucette (Props Designer), Michelle Sparks (Asst. Props Designer), Kevin Dunn (Lighting Designer), Soks Gemma (Paint Charge), Gabriel Goldman (Lead Electrician), Chelsea Kerl (Costume Designer), Gg Martel (Production Manager), Brittany Meehan (Costume Coordinator), Mehdi Raoufi (Sound Designer), Daniel T. Simons (Technical Director), Ally MacLean (COVID Safety Monitor), Wendye Clarendon (Production Stage Manager), Em Rihl (Assistant Stage Manager), and Ally MacLean (Deck Captain).
Open Captioning provided at all events.
Accessibility Performance Dates: April 29th at 7:30 PM & May 1st at 2:00 PM
Questions regarding access? Please contact Audience Services Manager Jamie Aznive at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wizard of Oz is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). www.MTIShows.com
Wheelock Family Theater will continue to follow Covid-19 guidelines set by the City of Boston and Boston University surrounding the health and safety of our staff, artists and audiences. Performers will be vaccine compliant, un-masked, and will abide by regulations set by the City of Boston, Boston University, and Actor's Equity Association. Any participant with symptoms that could be related to COVID-19 should not engage in group activities and should seek medical advice. For more updated information, please visit: https://www.wheelockfamilytheatre.org/covid-19-update/
Christmas Fix on Lifetime
This holiday season, catch Liliane Klein in the Lifetime TV Movie "Christmas Fix" directed by Brian Herzlinger and starring Jana Kramer, Ryan McPartlin, and Maria Menounos.
Maui Juice Mashup
Original Mashup of "You're Welcome" by Lin Manuel Miranda and "Juice" by Lizzo.
Conceived by Liliane Klein.
Recorded on 7/12/21 at Fox Run Studios in Sudbury, MA
I conceived this crazy idea pre-pandemic... It has been so cool to collaborate with such talented musicians over the past year to help make this dream such a rocking reality. Matthew Ivester calls it #PeakLili - well thanks for being the best travel buddy a girl could ask for.
Arrangement: Eric Schwartz and Liliane Klein
Consultants: Isaac Leaverton and Jose Delgado
Producers: Neale Eckstein and Eric Schwartz
Vocals: Liliane Klein
Piano: Matt Nakoa
Bass: Tom Bianchi
Percussion: Fabio Pirozzolo
Guitars: Matt Nakoa and Neale Eckstein
Snaps: Eric Schwartz
Bagels and Munchkins: Dunkin Donuts
The Suicide Play by Audrey Cefaly
April 29 @ 7pm EST - Liliane Klein, Mark Byrne, and Wendy Waring (Dir.) will present The Suicide Play by Audrey Cefaly in Spectrum Arts Productions' monthly showcase over zoom hosted by Craig Anthony Bannister.
The organization was started to create an environment for seniors and teens to reconnect and for dedicated, diverse, professional artists to share their talents on stage and off. The name spectrum reflects the diversities we draw from generationally, artistically and culturally.
Blackout by Todd Stones
April 18 @ 7pm EST - Liliane Klein will direct and facilitate a free accessible public developmental reading/q+a over zoom of Blackout by Canadian playwright, Todd Stones
Actors (In alphabetical order): Craig Anthony Bannister, Mark Guerette, Aliyah Harris, Tessie Herrasti, EJ Joseph, Alka Nayyar
ASL Interpreter: Rachel Judelson, Adrianna Neefus, Chantel Haigler
Page to Stage Triquetra
Every Monday over zoom @ 4:30pm EST led by Tessie Herrasti, Liliane Klein, and Katie Beckvold - A continuous weekly open practice session for all experience levels and artistic concentrations. Feed your body, mind, and spirit with our Triquetra Team. We begin each week with a half hour of strength and cardio "zoom cleanse" led by Tessie followed by Acting and Alexander Technique with Lili and Katie.
Boston Playwrights’ Theatre presents: MASSACHUSETTS YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS’ PROJECT “NEW NOISES”
March 26 @ 9:30am EST over zoom, directed by Cliff Odle - Liliane Klein, Christie Lee Gibson, and Richard Snee will read Survive the Night by Mathilde Kaldi from International School of Boston in Cambridge.