Thin Ice Ensemble Theater kicks off its 2019-20 on December 6th and 7th


Last updated 11/11/2019 at 11:11am

Thin Ice Ensemble Theater kicks off its 2019-20 on December 6th and 7th with the iconic

theatrical adventure The Wizard of Oz. Journey over the rainbow with Dorothy as she is swept

by a frightening twister into the bucolic but troubled land of Oz. Eventually, Dorothy learns that

courage, loyalty, and friendship can conquer all and most importantly, there is "no place like


The Thin Ice Ensemble Theater production includes the wonderful characters audiences have

come to expect, along with a few exciting twists. The production is directed by Eileen Hand, Thin

Ice Ensemble Theater's Artistic Director. Oz costume design is by Patty Mueller. The Wizard of

Oz set design is by Samantha Gee with lighting by Marissa Geracacis. Original music for this

production is written by the assistant director Daniel Phillips (Evanston).

Local youth Annie Gallo and Thomas Gallo (Chicago) will play Dorothy and the Scarecrow.

Glynnis and Elora Kloster (Evanston) play the Tin Man and Toto. Other cast members Ruthie

Sherwin, Thomas Sherwin, Jerry Sherwin (Evanston) Sasha Rogers (Skokie) Nahern Eshw

(Skokie), Jack Wolf, (Skokie) round out the cast of Munchkins and Ozites. Stage management

is supervised by Sara Yenter-Briars (Glenview).

Eileen Hand, Artistic Director of Thin Ice Ensemble Theater is excited to direct a show that

everyone knows to the stage. She states, "Directing this show gives us a chance to interject a

few surprises into the iconic story. Everyone has a story about this story. I am especially pleased

that my young student director has written original music for this show."

Make plans to come and enjoy Thin Ice Ensemble Theater's production of The Wizard of Oz.

When you go:

Who: Thin Ice Ensemble Theater

What: The Wizard of Oz

Where: Devonshire Playhouse 4422 Greenwood Street, Skokie

When: Dec 6th show at 7:30 7th Two Shows at 2 pm and 7:30 pm

Tickets: Available at the door or http://www.skokieparksdistrict.ogr or


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