WWOO: Episode 25

Cast of 1902 Production

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Original program of 1902 production

Let’s start with the cast of this production and everyone introduced in the play as there are familiar and new characters. Remember Glinda and the Wicked Witch are not in this version, written by L. Frank Baum. This is the cast from the performance in Chicago (not the touring group or added players along the way).

Actor/Actress Image/Picture
Anna Laughlin as Dorothy anna_photo

Fred Stone as

The Scarecrow


David C. Montgomery as

The Tin Man/Niccolo Chopper

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Arthur Hill as

The Cowardly Lion

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Helen Byron as

Cynthia Cynch, “The Lady Lunatic”

(also Nic Chopper’s love)

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Bessie Wynn as

Sir Dashemoff Daily

(Poet Laureate of Oz)

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Neil McNeil as

King Pastoria II

(with Trixie Tryffle)

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 Lotta Faust as

Trixie Tryffle

(waitress from Kansas & fiancee to King Pastoria II)

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Edwin J. Stone as

Imogen the Cow

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Stephen Maley

as Sir Wiley Gyle

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Other actors/characters include:

  • John Slavin as The Wizard of Oz
  • Aileen May as Locusta, The Good Witch of the North
  • Harold T. Morey as General Riskitt

Minor Characters:

  • Munchkin Chorus (also included here: Reuben, a Munchkin citizen)
  • Timothy, a member of Pastoria’s army
  • The Poppy Queen
  • The Poppy Chorus
  • Wizard’s police
  • Snow queen
  • Snow boy
  • Snow girls
  • Private Gruph, Guardian of the Gates (Emerald City)
  • Leo, captain of Relief Guards (Emerald City)
  • Relief Guards (Emerald City)

Resources/Activities

For more information and imagery of the cast within the play, check out the great book, Oz: Before the Rainbow by Mark Evan Swartz. It discusses all the elements of pre-1939 Wizard of Oz stage and film adaptations and with pictures not yet seen on this site.

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