‘The Wiz’ eases on down to MCC’s McCain Theater

A few cast members and Director Anquanizia Hall pose for a photo op. ‘The Wiz’ opens in MCC’s McCain Theater on Nov. 17. Meridian Community College’s McCain Theater will be all aglow with the brilliance of Oz when the College’s Arts & Letters Series presents the Tony-award-winning show, The Wiz. 

The production is set for Friday, Nov. 17, and Saturday, Nov. 18, with curtain at 7 p.m. A Sunday, Nov. 19, matinee is at 3 o’clock. 

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.  

The Wiz features a mix of rock, gospel, and soul music, all while telling the tale of L. Frank Baum’s story, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. This production of Dorothy’s adventures through the Land of Oz is a fun, family-friendly, modern musical that will put a smile on your face and keep your toes tapping. 

The Wiz is directed by Rosebud Productions’ Anquanizia Hall and produced by MCC’s Susie Johnson. 

Cast members include Billy Walker, the Wiz; Edward Griffin, the Wiz understudy; Mariah Miller, Dorothy; Nate Latham, Scarecrow; LaQuinton Holliday, Lion; Darryl Johnson, Lion understudy; Jamiroquan Harris, Tinman; Randy Ferino, Tinman understudy; Lisa Brookins Mercer, Addaperle; Aaliyah Lee, Evillene; Andria Scarbrough, Evillene understudy; Aunt Em, Angela Lewis; Keyana Hudson, Glinda; Richard Dean, Uncle Henry; Randy Ferino, Jalyn Roberson, Sam Mosley, and Stephen Thomas, Yellow Brick Road; Darryl Johnson, Gatekeeper; Adrine Collins, Lord High Underling; Raylandus Lynch Jr., Soldier Messenger; Randy Ferino, Winged Monkey; Sam Mosley and Stephen Thomas, Winged Monkey Gang; Demetiruse Burns and Ja’Quarius Griffin, Crows; Gabrielle Kelly, Taylor Ashford, Tylaia Keeton, Andria Scarbrough, Kendra Blakely, and Danetra Thomas, Poppies; Brandon Prather, Tristian McDonald, Hailey Truman, and Jamir Townsend, Field Mice; Taedra Griffin, Jermond Johnson, Mariah Rue, Hailey Truman, Madison Worthy, Madison Mosley, Mallory Mosley, Antonio Brown Jr., Jamir Townsend, Ja’miyah Kersh, Cadence Bradley, Brandon Prather, Tristian McDonald, Christian Nix, Zakiah Winfield, Mahyia Clark, and Tylaia Keeton, Munchkins;  

Mallory Mosley, Madison Mosley, Demetiruse Burns, Richard Dean, Andria Scarbrough, Tylaia Keeton, Ja’Quarius Griffin, Taylor Ashford, Darius Moore, Jalyn Roberson, Gabrielle Kelly, Mahyia Clark, Randy Ferino, Sam Mosley, Kendra Blakely, Angela Lewis, Edward Griffin, Gabby Taylor, and Stephen Thomas, Emerald City Citizens; Mariah Rue, Zakiah Whitfield, Mallory Mosley, Madison Mosley, Darryl Johnson, Demetiruse Burns, Richard Dean, Andria Scarbrough, Tylaia Keeton, Ja’Quarius Griffin, Taylor Ashford, Darius Moore, Jayln Roberson, Gabrielle Kelly, Mahyia Clark, Kendra Blakely, Edward Griffin, and Gabby Taylor, Winky; Stephen Thomas, Death; Sam Mosley, Randy Ferino, Jalyn Roberson, Stephen Thomas, Quintin Garner, Edward Griffin, Darius Moore, Darryl Johnson, Tylaia Keeton, and Danetra Thomas, Tornado. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit meridiancc.edu/artsandletters.