This Saturday, October 21st LBC Talent and The Star Maker School presents an adaptation of the classic story, The Wizard of Oz at the theatre at Clinton Township Middle School in Clinton, NJ.  

Starring in the leading role made famous by Judy Garland in the 1939, MGM musical fantasy film is newcomer, Bella DePaola, 15 of Flemington as Dorothy Gale.   

Accompanying DePaola down the ‘yellow brick road’ will be Ryan Apgar, 15 of Clinton (Evil Lives Here, Investigation Discovery) as the Scarecrow, Cameron Clifford, 17 of Flemington (Broadway; Billy Elliot, Waiting for Godot , Touring; Billy Elliot, Regional; First Wives Club, On Golden Pond) as the Tinman, Justin Lopez, 16 of Annandale (Sierra Trading Post, IKEA) as the Cowardly Lion and newcomer, Hudson Boarts, 4 of Pittstown as Toto.

Pam Dean (Late Night with Stephen Colbert, Sneaky Pete for Amazon) of Annandale will play the evil scheming; Wicked Witch of the West while Dar Calkin of Flemington will work her motherly magic as Glinda the Good Witch of the North. Newcomer, Brandon Dobranski, 17 of Somerville, will play the Wizard.

The 1900 children’s book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, conceived and written by L. Frank Baum was successfully adapted for the stage by Andrew Lloyd Webber who wrote the music and lyrics for the Broadway musical.  Leesa Csolak of Raritan Township (Madonna’s MDNA World Tour, The Hero at Lincoln Center) directs this community rendition with co-direction and music by Dar Calkin of Flemington.  Ross Brown of Manhattan (Grand Hotel, A Man of No Importance, Sweeney Todd, Les Mis, Parade) and Deborah Heagen Rizzo of Flemington rounded out the vocal training team.

With choreography by Kevin Csolak (Broadway; Mean Girls, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Off-Broadway; The Prom, Cirque du Soliel’s Wintuk, Burnt Part Boys) and Aaron Parkhurst (42nd Street, White Christmas, Thoroughly Modern Millie, My One and Only),  this show will keep your toes tappin’ and your hands clappin’.

Join this troupe of seasoned youth and adult professionals and ‘up and coming’ local talent at 1:00PM or 5:00PM to journey ‘Over the Rainbow’ and enjoy this famous story live on stage.  Tickets are available at the door.  20$ and children 3 and under are free. 

This is a not for profit event sponsored and produced by LBC Talent, local volunteers and NYC professionals committed to community education and the arts.  For more information contact; or call 908-200-7360.


Saturday, October 21st. 




Tickets are $20/Each Children 3 and Under are free.

Call or email us to purchase tickets @908-200-7350 /

Tickets also available at the door.