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The Wizard of Oz — Pre-Production Photos

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1. Dorothy (TANAKA DUNBAR NGWARA) poses in Berkeley Playhouse's production of The Wizard of Oz, directed by Lexie Lazear. Performing at the Julia Morgan Theater from November 9 - December 23. Photographed by Ben Krantz Studio.

2. Dorothy (SHAYLA LAWLER) poses in Berkeley Playhouse's production of The Wizard of Oz, directed by Lexie Lazear. Performing at the Julia Morgan Theater from November 9 - December 23. Photographed by Ben Krantz Studio.

3. Glinda (MEGAN MCGRATH) and Wicked Witch of the West (BRIEL POMERANTZ) pose together in Berkeley Playhouse's production of The Wizard of Oz, directed by Lexie Lazear. Performing at the Julia Morgan Theater from November 9 - December 23. Photographed by Ben Krantz Studio.

4. Glinda (MEGAN MCGRATH) and Wicked Witch of the West (BRIEL POMERANTZ) pose together in Berkeley Playhouse's production of The Wizard of Oz, directed by Lexie Lazear. Performing at the Julia Morgan Theater from November 9 - December 23. Photographed by Ben Krantz Studio.


The Wizard of Oz — The Cast

Tanaka Dunbar Ngwara

DOROTHY (EMERALD CAST)
Tanaka Dunbar Ngwara

 Shayla Lawler

DOROTHY (Ruby Cast)
Shayla Lawler

Megan McGrath
AUNT EM / GLINDA

Megan McGrath

Billy Raphael
UNCLE HENRY / EMERALD CITY GUARD

Billy Raphael

Briel Pomerantz

ELMIRA GULCH / WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST
Briel Pomerantz

Matt Ono

HUNK / SCARECROW
Matt Ono

Scott Taylor Cole

ZEKE / COWARDLY LION
Scott Taylor-Cole

Nic Sommerfeld

HICKORY / TINMAN
Nic Sommerfeld

Aubri Kahalekulu

PROFESSOR MARVEL
Aubri Kahalekulu

Brianna Rodriguez

TOTO
Brianna Rodriguez

Joespeh Alvarado
NIKO / POLISHER / OZIAN / ENSEMBLE

Joespeh Alvarado

Nathan Temby
THE GENERAL / POLISHER / ENSEMBLE

Nathan Temby

Ava Maag

TREE / BEAUTICIAN / ENSEMBLE
Ava Maag

Gabrielle Boyd

TREE / BEAUTICIAN / ENSEMBLE
Gabrielle Boyd

Samantha Rasler

TREE / BEAUTICIAN / ENSEMBLE
Samantha Rasler

Zaya Kolia

CROW / POLISHER / OZIAN / ENSEMBLE
Zaya Kolia

Bryan Munar
CROW / OZIAN / ENSEMBLE

Bryan Munar

Alicia Piemme Nelson
CROW / OZIAN / ENSEMBLE

Alicia Piemme Nelson

Oscar Tsukayama

FEATURED DANCER / OZIAN / ENSEMBLE
Oscar Tsukayama

Kat Bautista

FEATURED DANCER / OZIAN / ENSEMBLE
Kat Bautista

EMERALD YOUTH CAST
Chloe Kiparsky

YOUTH ENSEMBLE
Chloe Kiparsky

Kelsey Dougherty

YOUTH ENSEMBLE
Kelsey Dougherty

Rowen Weeramantry
YOUTH ENSEMBLE

Rowen Weeramantry

Josie Dooley
YOUTH ENSEMBLE

Josie Dooley

Lila Dooley

YOUTH ENSEMBLE
Lila Dooley

Sophia Gilbert

YOUTH ENSEMBLE
Sophia Gilbert

Miranda Long

YOUTH ENSEMBLE
Miranda Long

Elijah Cooper

YOUTH ENSEMBLE
Elijah Cooper

Kate Henderson

YOUTH ENSEMBLE
Kate Henderson

Devyn Barrem

YOUTH ENSEMBLE
Devyn Barram


RUBY YOUTH CAST
Scarlett Currier

YOUTH ENSEMBLE
Scarlett Currier

Allison Dana

YOUTH ENSEMBLE
Allison Dana

Jaina Manning
YOUTH ENSEMBLE

Jaina Manning

Mia Breidenbach
YOUTH ENSEMBLE

Mia Breidenbach

Charlotte Curtin

YOUTH ENSEMBLE
Charlotte Curtin

Lila Muise

YOUTH ENSEMBLE
Lila Muise

Iris Eyal

YOUTH ENSEMBLE
Iris Eyal

Elijah Jimenez

YOUTH ENSEMBLE
Elijah Jimenez

Emma Curtin

YOUTH ENSEMBLE
Emma Curtin

Nora Dolan

YOUTH ENSEMBLE
Nora Dolan

Dreamgirls — Production Photos

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1. Effie White (TANIKA BAPTISTE), Lorrell Robinson (LOREIGNA SINCLAIR), Deena Jones (MARISSA RUDD), and C.C. White (KRIS ANTHONY WILLIAMS) perform together in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Dreamgirls, directed by Brendan Simon. Performing at the Julia Morgan Theater from September 21 - October 21. Photographed by Ben Krantz Studio.

2. Deena Jones (MARISSA RUDD), Effie White (TANIKA BAPTISTE), and Lorrell Robinson (LOREIGNA SINCLAIR) perform together in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Dreamgirls, directed by Brendan Simon. Performing at the Julia Morgan Theater from September 21 - October 21. Photographed by Ben Krantz Studio.

3. Deena Jones (MARISSA RUDD) performs in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Dreamgirls, directed by Brendan Simon. Performing at the Julia Morgan Theater from September 21 - October 21. Photographed by Ben Krantz Studio.

4. James “Thunder” Early (MARCEL SAUNDERS), Curtis Taylor Jr. (STEPHEN WILSON), Marty (SHAWNJ WEST), C.C. White (KRIS ANTHONY WILLIAMS) and Wayne / MC / Tuxedo (THE T) perform together in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Dreamgirls, directed by Brendan Simon. Performing at the Julia Morgan Theater from September 21 - October 21. Photographed by Ben Krantz Studio.

5. James “Thunder” Early (MARCEL SAUNDERS) performs in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Dreamgirls, directed by Brendan Simon. Performing at the Julia Morgan Theater from September 21 - October 21. Photographed by Ben Krantz Studio.

6. Lorrell Robinson (LOREIGNA SINCLAIR), Deena Jones (MARISSA RUDD), and Effie White (TANIKA BAPTISTE) perform together in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Dreamgirls, directed by Brendan Simon. Performing at the Julia Morgan Theater from September 21 - October 21. Photographed by Ben Krantz Studio.

7. Effie White (TANIKA BAPTISTE) performs in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Dreamgirls, directed by Brendan Simon. Performing at the Julia Morgan Theater from September 21 - October 21. Photographed by Ben Krantz Studio.

8. Effie White (TANIKA BAPTISTE) performs in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Dreamgirls, directed by Brendan Simon. Performing at the Julia Morgan Theater from September 21 - October 21. Photographed by Ben Krantz Studio.

9. Lorrell Robinson (LOREIGNA SINCLAIR), Deena Jones (MARISSA RUDD), Effie White (TANIKA BAPTISTE), and Michelle Morris (CHANEL TILGHMAN) perform together in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Dreamgirls, directed by Brendan Simon. Performing at the Julia Morgan Theater from September 21 - October 21. Photographed by Ben Krantz Studio.

10. C.C. White (KRIS ANTHONY WILLIAMS) and Michelle Morris (CHANEL TILGHMAN) perform together in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Dreamgirls, directed by Brendan Simon. Performing at the Julia Morgan Theater from September 21 - October 21. Photographed by Ben Krantz Studio.


Dreamgirls — Pre-Production Photos

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1. Effie White (TANIKA BAPTISTE), Deena Jones (MARISSA RUDD) and Lorrell Robinson (LOREIGNA SINCLAIR) pose together in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Dreamgirls, directed by Brendan Simon. Performing at the Julia Morgan Theater from September 21 - October 21. Photographed by Ben Krantz Studio.

2. Effie White (TANIKA BAPTISTE), Deena Jones (MARISSA RUDD) and Lorrell Robinson (LOREIGNA SINCLAIR) pose together in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Dreamgirls, directed by Brendan Simon. Performing at the Julia Morgan Theater from September 21 - October 21. Photographed by Ben Krantz Studio.

3. Effie White (TANIKA BAPTISTE), Deena Jones (MARISSA RUDD) and Lorrell Robinson (LOREIGNA SINCLAIR) pose together in Berkeley Playhouse's production of Dreamgirls, directed by Brendan Simon. Performing at the Julia Morgan Theater from September 21 - October 21. Photographed by Ben Krantz Studio.


Dreamgirls — The Cast

Marissa Rudd

DEENA JONES
Marissa Rudd

Stephen Wilson

CURTIS TAYLOR JR.
Stephen Wilson

Loreigna Sinclair
LORRELL ROBINSON

Loreigna Sinclair

Marcel Saunders
JAMES “THUNDER” EARLY

Marcel Saunders

Tanika Baptiste

EFFIE WHITE
Tanika Baptiste

Kris Anthony Williams

C.C. WHITE
Kris Anthony Williams

ShawnJ West

MARTY
ShawnJ West

Chanel Tilghman

MICHELLE MORRIS / STEPP SISTER 
Chanel Tilghman

Jennifer Frazier
STEPP SISTER / LES STYLES

Jennifer Frazier

Tiana Paulding
STEPP SISTER / LES STYLES

Tiana Paulding

Elizabeth Jones

CHARLENE / LES STYLES / REPORTER
Elizabeth Jones

Vida Mae Fernandez

JOANNE / LES STYLES / REPORTER
Vida Mae Fernandez

Cadarious Mayberry

TINY JOE DIXON / JERRY / TUXEDO
Cadarious Mayberry

The T

WAYNE / MC / TUXEDO
The T

Montel Anthony Nord
LITTLE ALBERT / FRANK / TUXEDO / REPORTER

Montel Anthony Nord

Isaiah Collins
STAGE MNGR / TRU TONE / TUXEDO / REPORTER

Isaiah Collins

Johnny Davidson

SECURITY GUARD / REPORTER / TUXEDO / TRU TONE
Johnny Davison

Zach Padlo

DAVE / DWIGHT / FILM EXEC
Zach Padlo

Joe Ayers

MR. MORGAN / PHOTOGRAPHER / REPORTER / FILM EXEC
Joe Ayers

Katie Iannitello

SWING
Katie Iannitello

Ella Ruth Francis

SWEETHEART / REPORTER / PHOTOGRAPHER
Ella Ruth Francis

Aurelia Jordan
SWEETHEART / REPORTER / PHOTOGRAPHER

Aurelia Jordan


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