Vital's The Wizard of Oz


Vital's The Wizard of Oz

  • Casting Director Holly Buczek
  • Adaptor and Director Michael Schloegl
  • Stage Manager Dylan Jackson
  • Musical Director Zachary Kellogg


A classic tale that has been entertaining audiences for ages. Rediscover the joy of following the yellow brick road with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion, and even munchkin puppetry, as they travel through a re-imagined world of Oz.



Chris Godshall (Wicked Witch of the West/Wizard) is an East Coast native, born and raised in North Carolina and Virginia, Chris caught the theater bug at the young age of 10, and from then on it was full steam ahead. After graduating from Shenandoah Conservatory in 2018, they spent several years working at theaters in and around Virginia before moving to the NYC. Theyre overjoyed to finally return to the physical stage after two years of digital performances and auditions, and hopes you enjoy the watching the show as much as they enjoyed making it! Some notable performances include Horton the Elephant in Seussical the Musical (Viriginia Musical Theatre), The Nurse in Romeo and Juliet (Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre), and By My Side in Godspell (YourAct Theatricals).

Hannah Hensler (Glinda) is so excited to be a part of this amazing company! Originally from Cincinnati,Ohio, Hannah is a proud graduate of Kent State University, with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Previous credits include A Gentlemans Guide to Love and Murder (LaComedia Dinner Theater), Quilters (Porthouse Theatre), Parade (Kent State University), Drood (KSU), and Chaplin (Mercury Theatre Company). When she is not performing Hannah enjoys baking, reading, and playing the piano. She would like to thank her incredible friends and family for all of their constant love and support.

Dean Marchant (TinMan) is a New York City-based actor, originally from Northern California. Regional credits include: Newsies (Davey), James and the Giant Peach (Grasshopper), Little Women, Sweeney Todd, Camelot, Disaster!, 42nd Street. Other favorite credits: This is Our Youth (Warren Straub), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Leaf Coneybear), Phoebe in Winter (Liam). BFA: Boston Conservatory. Thanks to friends and family, T. Gregg, Ms. O, and CT.

Leah Windahl (Dorothy) is so excited to be a part of The Wizard of Oz! Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Leah is a graduate of Otterbein University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. NYC: Charlie Brown Christmas (Gershwin Entertainment) Regional: Theyre Playing Our Song, My Fair Lady (Otterbein Summer Theatre). Thank you to Holly, The Roster Agency, and everyone at Vital Theatre Company for making this show possible. Enjoy! @leahwindahl

Terrence Berry (Cowardly Lion) is a multi-talented artist from Asbury Park, NJ. When he's not on stage, you can catch him on sets filming for TV, movies, and the occasional youtube video. He is also a co-owner of the podcast Dungeons and Drimbus, a widely comedic live action play DnD podcast. For more information on what he's up to, check out his website.

Jake Mickel (Scarecrow) is a guitar playing, coffee sipping, book reading (basic) performer fresh out of the Midwest to New York City. Recently graduated from Ball State University, Jake is proud to be represented by The Price Group Talent Agency and to be performing for you today! Special thanks to TPG, my family, the class of '22 and Betsy, my love.


Holly Buczek (Casting Director) For Vital Theatre, Holly has cast Pinkalicious The Musical, Fancy Nancy, Angelina Ballerina The Musical, StinkyKids (2012 Off-Broadway Alliance Winner for Best Family Show) and others. Current and recent projects include: Annie - National Tour 2014/15, 50 Shades, The Original Parody off Broadway and Touring Companies, Til Divorce Do Us Part off Broadway, Deathtrap and Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike at The John W. Engeman Theatre, Caroline or Change for Cyranos Theatre in Alaska, The Independents for Fringe 2012 (winner Best-of-the Fest), Wearing Black for the Frigid Festival, iLLA, A Hip-Hop Musical, Deployed - The Musical, The Brain That Wouldnt Die In 3D, The Groove Factory and Pirates of Finance for NYMF, and for Bard SummerScape festival, The Ballad of Rom and Julz and Bitter Sweet. Holly also handles the casting for Musicals Tonight!, Berenstain Bears, Live, and past seasons of The Secret Theatre and Millbrook Playhouse Summer Theatre. Films: Naz & Maalik, Diva and Symposium. Web: Commercials for Intel and Lipton. For more information on Holly visit

Michael Schloegl (Adaptor and Director) is one of the founding members of Vital Theatre Company. His original show, "Three Bears and A Babe", started the first Vital children’s theatre season. He works regionally and internationally as a director-choreographer ("Chicago", "Footloose", "Grease", "Legally Blonde", "Mamma Mia!", "Nunsense 2") Michael is also a costume designer, playwright, and a children’s book author/illustrator. His original writing credits include: "It’s Up In the Air!", "Calling All Toys", "The Chrismouse Story" and the school musical touring show, "History Time Henry." He has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe in shows such as: "West Side Story", "Oklahoma", "The Will Rogers Follies", and "A Chorus Line." As a theatre educator, he directs musical theatre shows and master classes for students throughout the New York tri state area and Canada.

Dylan Jackson (Stage Manager) has just moved from California to New Jersey after many years working in Los Angeles as a Stage Manager and Stage Technician. They have been working in technical theatre for fourteen years and are excited to join Vital Theatre Company and their adaptation of Wizard of Oz. This past year they worked as an Associate Audience Producer for Dick Clark's Rockin New Year's Eve. Past Credits include: A Little Night Music (Stage Manager), HAIR (Stage Manager), The Laramie Project (Stage Manager). When Dylan is not Stage Managing you can find them in Pennsylvania as a Division Director at a summer camp. Special thanks to my mama. Love ya.

Zachary Kellogg (Musical Director) is an internationally acclaimed jazz and classical flautist, pianist and composer. A multiple international competition winner, he made his solo debut at Carnegie Hall in 2011 at the age of 13 and has released several CDs. Zachary is currently on the faculty at the Play Group Theater & Broadway Training Center of Westchester.


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