Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Musical Theatre West at Carpenter Performing Arts Center This July

Musical Theatre West’s The Wizard of Oz. Photo Courtesy of Musical Theatre West

Join Dorothy, The Tinman, The Cowardly Lion, and The Scarecrow as they find courage, heart, and magic on the way to the Emerald City! Long Beach’s premier musical theater company, Musical Theatre West (MTW), will debut its production of The Wizard of Oz for select dates this July. The classic musical fantasy will have audiences enchanted as Broadway-caliber performers, special effects, and dazzling choreography bring the beloved story to life. MTW’s production of The Wizard of Oz will run on select dates, July 7 – July 23, 2023 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center on the CSU Long Beach campus. Tickets are available starting at $20 on


Explore the true meaning of home with Musical Theatre West’s 2023 summer production. Based on the iconic 1939 movie starring Judy Garland, The Wizard of Oz is a must-see show for Southern California families. Classic songs such as “Over the Rainbow” and “We’re Off To See The Wizard” fill this outstanding score from the MGM film and will delight audiences of all ages. Ticket holders can expect to be spell-bounded by special effects, an adorable dog playing Toto, a youth ensemble, a live orchestra, choreography from accomplished choreographer Jimmy Locust, and much more. Experience the Broadway-caliber performance during one of the thirteen magic-filled performances throughout July, including a preview show on July 7, the official Ozian-inspired opening night on July 8, and a special ASL-interpreted performance on July 14. For more information, a full line-up of performances, and additional details can be found at


  • July 7, Friday: 8:00 pm (Preview Night)
  • July 8, Saturday: 8:00 pm 
  • July 9, Sunday: 1:00 pm
  • July 13, Thursday: 7:30 pm
  • July 14, Friday: 8:00 pm (ASL Night)
  • July 15, Saturday: 2:00 pm / 8:00 pm
  • July 16, Sunday: 1:00 pm / 6:00 pm
  • July 21, Friday: 8:00 pm 
  • July 22, Saturday: 2:00 pm / 8:00 pm
  • July 23, Sunday: 1:00 pm


  • Carpenter Performing Arts Center at Cal State Long Beach 

6200 E Atherton St, Long Beach, CA 90815 



  • Leianna Weaver – Dorothy Gale
  • Erik Scott Romney – The Scarecrow
  • Michael James – The Tinman
  • William Hartery – The Cowardly Lion
  • Sarah Uriarte Berry – Glinda, the Good Witch
  • Erica Hanrahan – The Wicked Witch of the West
  • Jason Graae – The Wizard of Oz
  • Dennis Holland – Uncle Henry
  • Dekontee Tucrkile – Ensemble
  • Brianna Liddi – Ensemble
  • David Kirk Grant – Ensemble
  • TJ Punchard – Ensemble
  • Jacob Matthews – Ensemble
  • Taleen Shrikian – Ensemble
  • Erin Dubreuil – Ensemble
  • Julia Doty – Ensemble
  • Allen Lucky Weaver – Ensemble
  • DarRand Hall – Ensemble
  • Quintan Craig – Ensemble 
  • Rachel Beard – Youth Ensemble
  • James dela Cruz – Youth Ensemble
  • Amelia Fischer – Youth Ensemble
  • Savannah Fischer – Youth Ensemble
  • Faith Graham – Youth Ensemble
  • Chloe Alyssa Hanser – Youth Ensemble
  • Becca Last – Youth Ensemble
  • Catherine Last – Youth Ensemble
  • Elizabeth Last – Youth Ensemble
  • Maisie Magdalen Oliveros – Youth Ensemble
  • Daniela Somers – Youth Ensemble


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