The Wiz 2016

Starring Anwatin Middle School Student Actors & Technicians

The 2018 Project Success-produced Anwatin musical, The Wiz. took the stage on May 27 and 28, 2016.

Director: C. Ryan Shipley
Production Manager: Jeffrey Wells
Musical Direction: Anita Ruth
Choreography: Trudy Monette

The Wiz Logo

Dorothy, a restless Kansas farm girl eager to see more of the world, is transported by a tornado to a magical world of Munchkins, witches, and a yellow brick road. On her way to the Emerald City to meet the Wizard of Oz, who she believes can help her get back home to Kansas, she encounters the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion – friends who help her battle the Wicked Witch of the West and eventually learn that there really is “no place like home.”


DOROTHY: Grace Ulferts
SCARECROW: Josie Welch
TINMAN: Elijah Taylor
LION: Jack Stillman
WIZ: Justen Stock
TOTO: Alexander (Sasha) Rapacz

ADDAPERLE: Doresa Brooks
EVILENNE: Akausha Williams
GLINDA: Olivia Sather
AUNT EM: Dareishay (Shay) Hill
UNCLE HENRY: Casey Johnson

Essence Singers

Ajay Torborg
Alaija Harris
Amanda Miller
Anita Boupphasaly
Audrey Boigenzahn
Breonna Robinson
Brittany Pacheco Vazquez
Diana Galarza-Mozo
Doua Thao
Eleanor Olsen
Emily Kral
Grace Schuster
Gracie Haaf
Isabella Connell
Joselin Jimbo Vazquez


Julien Hidalgo
Kayla Sarmiento Yadaycela
Kjersten Erickson
Kobi Gregory
Laquita Jamison-Travis
Liliana Munoz
Maya Amundson
Niziah Burnett
Oriana Schmidt
Qwame Martin
Rose Andersen
Sophia Kimball
Sophia Miller
Tamarra Golden


Abigail Smith
Ava Zelenka
Annaysa Khang
Bridget Asamoah
Elizabeth Loor
Jenna Moseng
Katie Smith
Mara Sanchez Zapata
Mckenzie Martin
Meghan Abel