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Modern Dance Company of Manhattan (1980)


Company

The Modern Dance Company of Manhattan produced a touring production of The Wiz in 1980. No specific dates or tour stops are known.

The production used a different design and direction than the original. The only major change was addition of a Dream Ballet after "Soon as I Get Home".


Production Staff

Producers ...
  • Barry Singer
  • Ruth Singer
  • Bernie Singer
  • Broadway Productions
  • Dyke Spear
  • New York Theatrical Productions
  • Joe Miranda
Production by ...
  • Kim-Todd
Director/Choreographer ...
  • Stephanie L. Terri
Musical Director ...
  • Jeffrey Medina
Scenery/Special Effects ...
  • John Patterson
Costumes ...
  • Isiah Minson
Lighting ...
  • Ron Farino
Sound ...
  • Lee Jennings
Vocal Director ...
  • Nathaniel Morris
Music Arrangements ...
  • John Colby
  • Jeffrey Medina
Assistant Director ...
  • Jai Swanson
Assistant Vocial Director ...
  • Peter M. Wherry
Production Stage Manager ...
  • Stephen P. Croker

Original Cast

Aunt Em ...
  • Cynthia Johnson
Toto ...
  • Freddy
Dorothy ...
  • Martine Girault
Uncle Henry ...
  • Stanley Hopkins
Tornado ...
  • Eric Gordon
Munchkins ...
  • Valerie Newsam
  • Mona Gabbin
  • Wade Swift
  • Jai Swanson
Dorothy (in Dream Ballet) ...
  • Deborah Dockery
Yellow Brick Road ...
  • Jamai Loman
  • James Banks
  • Juan Henderson
  • Marlo Rollins
  • Cori Swanson
Scarecrow ...
  • Wm. Steven Johnson
Crows ...
  • Wade Swift
  • Eric Gordon
  • Deborah Dockery
Tinman ...
  • Peter M. Wherry
Lion ...
  • Andre Courte
Kalidah King ...
  • Cori Swanson
Mice Squad ...
  • Lawrence Clayton
  • James Banks
Gatekeeper ...
  • Cori Swanson
The Wiz ...
  • Stanley Hopkins
Evillene ...
  • Valerie Newsam
Lord High Underling ...
  • James Banks
Soldier Messenger ...
  • Marlo Rollins
Winged Monkey ...
  • Juan Henderson
Glinda ...
  • Denise Grant
Pit Singers ...
  • Lawrence Clayton
  • Lynnette Dozier
  • Mona Gabbin
  • Eric Gordon
  • Denise Grant
  • Stanley Hopkins
  • Cynthia Johnson
  • Valerie Newsam
  • Jai Swanson
  • Wade Swift