Congrats to the Cast & Crew!
Saturday, April 19, 2014 11:25 AM


Over 1,200 people were entertained by three impressive performances by the cast and crew of Northeast Middle School's production of The Wizard of Oz. Thank you for taking us down the yellow brick road!

Behind the Scenes

Directed by Danielle Ricci

Choreography: Kalie Schlick
Music Direction: Sarah Greer
Board Opporator: Kelly Gustavsson
Sound Opporator: Jonah Beck
Costumes: Ahsland Productions, Carol Buzelli, Danielle Ricci
Poster Design: Jason Lai
Back Stage Crew: Isaac Evens, Andrew Knoth, Caroline Mohler, Sydney Naber, Quinn Smolik, Nouci Thao

Danielle Ricci received her BFA in dance from University of California, Irvine in 2006. She has studied at the Ailey School in New York City and has danced professionally in California, Minnesota, and Texas. Danielle is the Artistic Director of Borealis Dance will be graduating from St. Mary’s University this spring with a Master’s in Arts and Cultural Management. She also teaches in Mpls Public Schools and is excited to work with such talented Northeast students and is looking forward to future productions!

Kalie Schlick recieved her degree in dance and theatre education from MSU, Mankato. She has been teaching performing arts in Mpls Public Schools and has choreographed many musicals with Northeast Middle School, Stages Theatre Company and has also directed Annie Jr. at Sheridan Arts Magnet. Kalie attending Augsburg College as she works to complete her communication and literature teaching licnese and a master’s in education. She would like to thank Northeast Middle School for the opportunity to work with so many talented students for so many years.

Sarah M. Greer ( is a vocalist, performer and in- structor. She teaches privately and at Minneapolis Community and Tech- nical College. Sarah loves to sing and believes in each personâ€TMs right to sing and the power of singing to change the world. She has worked with the Northeast after school musical program for the past 5 years and is delighted to help bring the Wizard of Oz to Northeast Middle School Theater’s stage. 

Special thanks to

Ashland Productions
North Hennepin Community College Theatre EMI Audio
Ellie and Mike Ricci
Dudley Voigt
Kimderlee Adams
Carol Buzzelli
Judie Opheim
Jason Lai
All of the Parent and Teacher Volunteers

It takes a community to create magic on the stage, thank you for all of your help and talent!

~Danielle Ricci