2017 - 2018 Season

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    Synetic Theater’s Current Production of
    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz will be held at Georgetown University

    As you may or may not be aware, the performance space at Synetic Theater (1800 S. Bell St.) is temporarily unavailable due to excessive water damage from a sprinkler system/pipe malfunction. The resulting damage has forced us to move our upcoming production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to the Devine Theatre located in the Davis Performing Arts Center on the Georgetown University campus. We are extremely grateful to our friends at Georgetown for coming to our aid so quickly, and for allowing us to use their space for our production.

    Please contact Synetic Theater’s Box Office with any questions, comments, and concerns, and to purchase tickets: (703) 824-8060 ext. 117 OR boxoffice@synetictheater.org


    July 11, 2018 >> August 12, 2018
    “True courage is in facing danger when you are afraid…”

    A wizard stuck in a land far away from home—A Scarecrow tied to a pole–A Tinman rusted in a forest–A Lion afraid of his own shadow…their world turned upside down when Dorothy arrives in Oz.

    Synetic Theater presents a brand new adaptation of one of the most important cultural texts of the twentieth century, L. Frank Baum’s American masterpiece The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Producing Director Paata Tsikurishvili, Director Ryan Sellers and Choreographer Tori Bertocci have created an environmental and spectacular adventure where verbal and nonverbal communication embrace each other in this innovative and heartfelt story of community, perseverance, and magic. Join Dorothy and friends as they embark on their journey down the Yellow Brick Road and see how Synetic brings to life Baum’s characters in a way only Synetic can. This adaptation of Baum’s beloved children and adults most beloved tales is the premier production in Synetic’s New Voice Series.

    Dorothy – Emily Whitworth
    Scarecrow – Dallas Tolentino
    Tin Man – Philip Fletcher
    Lion – Lee Liebeskind
    Witch of the West – Natalie Cutcher
    Witch of the North/South – Suzy Alden
    Oz/Uncle Henry – Robert Bowen Smith
    Toto/Ensemble – Jacob Yeh
    Ensemble – Kevin Thorne II, Pasquale Guiducci, Anne Flowers, & Megan Khaziran

    Director – Ryan Sellers
    Choreographer – Tori Bertocci
    Adaptors – Ryan Sellers & Tori Bertocci
    Composer – Konstantine Lortkipanidze
    Lighting Designer – Amanda Kircher
    Costume Designer – Alison Samantha Johnson
    Scenic Designer – Patti Kalil
    Sound Designer – Thomas Sowers
    Technical Director – Phil Charlwood
    Master Electrician – Alex Keen
    Assistant Master Electrician – Mira Anniballi
    Assistant Stage Managers – Tess Wagner & Jade Brooks-Bartlett
    Wardrobe – Paulina Campbell