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"OZ - A New Musical" had its World Premiere at freeFall Theatre in St. Petersburg, FL from June 2 - July 9, 2023


Frank - David Foley, Jr. *

Maud - Melissa Minyard

Ken - Drew H. Wells *

Matilda Joslyn Gage - Roxanne Fay

Dorothy - Elizabeth Meckler * 


piano - Michael Raabe

cello - George Alexander

drums/percussion (on select performances) - Melanie Downs

drums/percussion (on select performances) - Burt Rushing

acoustic guitar - Paul Stoddart


Drew H. Wells, Roxanne Fay, Elizabeth Meckler, and Melissa Minyard 

photo by Thee Photo Ninja

production team

director - Eric Davis

music director - Michael Raabe

set designer - Hansen Scenic

costume designer - David Covach

wig designer - Michelle Hart

lighting designer - Dalton Hamilton +

sound, properties, and puppet designer - Eric Davis

stage manager - Stephen M. Ray, Jr. *

sound engineer - Nathan Doyle

master carpenter - James Putnam

scenic painter - Julia Rifino

master electrician/production supervisor - Trenten Szabo 

COVID safety manager - Matthew McGee

scenic volunteers - Ralph Contursi, Richard Crandell, Denver McLeod and Bill Ward

* Member Of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States

+ Member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, a labor union and professional association of designers, artists, and craftspeople 

Elizabeth Meckler and Drew H. Wells

photo by Dalton Hamilton


produced by

freeFall Theatre

presented by The Garth Family Foundation - IMO Granville Curtis Garth, Brian Reale & Fred Wilcox, Kate Tiedemann & Ellen Cotton, and Bill Ward.


show sponsor 

Marion Rich

community partners Rick Behnke & Robert Newell,

Betsy Schweitzer and Cherie Willard

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