The Wizard of Oz (R.S.C. 1987) Creative
This is Mrs. Parker's 26th year teaching at Hillsboro and her 10th musical production at Hillsboro High School. She enjoys watching the students grow as they perform each year. She enjoys spending time with her family and dog Barley, reading, walking, and enjoying the outdoors. She is expecting her 4th grandchild in a few weeks and can't wait. She would like to thank her family for all of their support, and all of the people who helped make this production possible. Especially, Julie Johnson, Marie Kraska, Zach Bartsch, and the students who have put in so much time. She hopes you enjoy the show.
Abby NemecStudent Director
Abby Nemec is a senior at Hillsboro. She plays volleyball and is a part of the art club. Next year she plans on attending the cosmetology program at Chippewa Valley Technical College. In the past, Abby has been a part of the ensemble in Cinderella and Mary Poppins and played Lurch in the Addams Family. Abby would like to thank her parents for pushing her to do her best.
Emma Sebranek is a junior this year and involved in her third musical as crew. This is her second year controlling the sound board. Emma has also been involved in Mary Poppins, The Addams Family, and this year’s play, The Wizard of Oz. Emma is in several clubs including art club and creative writing club, she’s also been in show choir for three years.
Assistant DirectorBrooks Mitchell
Brooks Mitchell is a freshman at UW Platteville-Richland and has helped in the theater department here at Hillsboro High School since he was in seventh grade. He has worked his way up the crew ladder from being on the Spotlight in Funny Girl and Leader of the Pack, to Stage Manager in Cinderella, to Student Director in Mary Poppins, and finally Assistant Director in this year's production of The Wizard of Oz. He, like always, has found a way to do many things in his jam packed schedule of school, working on the farm and helping out at both the High School and the Elementary School. He would like to thank his mom and dad for allowing him to take time off from the farm to help with this musical, as well as Paula for allowing him to take on this role. (You know what this means Paula? There is only one more position on the crew ladder to have, and that's the Director! Haha Just Kidding!)
Grace StockwellStage Manager
Grace Stockwell is currently a senior at Hillsboro High School. She plans on continuing her education at Viterbo University next year to pursue a career as an occupational therapist. In her free time, Grace enjoys playing sports, reading, watching Netflix, and playing with her dog. Grace has been a part of Hillsboro's musical productions all four years of her high school career, including an extra in Cinderella and Mary Poppins. This is her second year as part of the crew and was very excited to receive the Stage Manager position.
Chelsea will be participating in the musical this year. This is her second year doing stage crew. Along with helping with the musical, Chelsea plays softball and volleyball. She is very thankful for the opportunity she has been given to be a part of this years musical.
Julie JohnsonProp Cordinator
This is Mrs. Johnson's 14th year teaching Art at Hillsboro. She has created set, props, and backgrounds for several of Hillsboro High School's Musical Productions. She enjoys taking on the challenge each year. In her free time she enjoys going on adventures to new places with her family. She also enjoys painting, cross country skiing, and reading. She would like to thank the students in her art classes that lent a hand with various tasks. She would also like to thank Emma Sebranek and Grace Stockwell for their dedication to the set outside of school hours. She hopes the set, props, and backgrounds will help take you to The Land of Oz. Enjoy!
Max Blaha is a 7th grader at Hillsboro. This is his first production. Max also helps with other tech stuff around the school. He enjoys playing soccer and playing in band. He would like to thank Mr. Thompson for helping him learn more about technology.
Ethan Brown is a 7th grader at Hillsboro. This will be his first production. Ethan helps with other tech things around the school. He enjoys playing video games in his spare time. Ethan would like to thank Mr. Thompson for teaching him more about technology and Mrs. Parker for allowing him to do this.
Costume DesignerMarie Kraska
Marie Kraska is the 4K teacher at Hillsboro Elementary and has been helping with the hs musical productions for the last 4 shows including Cinderella, Mary Poppins, Addams Family and now The Wizard of Oz. She enjoys camping, quilting and spending time with her family in her spare time.
Kylynn is in 8th grade in Hillsboro. In her free time she enjoys singing, dancing, volleyball, basketball, art and cooking. She is excited to be helping with out on crew for her first production. . She aspires to be an actress, doctor or chef.
Pit Band DirectorZachary Bartsch
Zach Bartsch is in his 2nd year at Hillsboro and directing the pit band. In his spare time he enjoys composing and spending time with his Dog Danika and his cat.
Crew/pit bandAshton Beckwith
Ashton Beckwith is a freshman this year. Ashton has not helped with any of the previous musicals. Ashton enjoys playing sports and playing in the school band. Ashton also likes to weightlift.