November 14th-16th & 21st-23rd
Story and lyrics by Micah Thompson
Music composed by J Jay Berthume
Tracks Produced by
Roy B Costner IV
in order of appearance
Paul Michael Garrison
Pickens County Performing Arts Center
The Upper Room
Pathway to Oz Opening
The Wicked Witch Rap*
*composed by Meghan Reimers
Goody Two Shoes
Love is the Greatest Thing
Pathway to Oz Part 1
Not the Brightest
Chopped Myself to Pieces
Pathway to Oz Part 2
An Ode to a Kitty
Killing a Witch
Pathway to Oz Part 3
Let’s Give it a Go
Pathway to Oz Finale
The Inspector of Oz is part musical, part comedy, part mystery, and part romance, all on a magical road trip. We’re so glad you can join us as we skip, roll and dance down the yellow brick road. This show is all the things you loved about the original Wizard of Oz paired with a zany cast of characters and a case to solve that will have you laughing, singing and hunting for answers to the questions we all should have asked before. Our lovable cast is passionate about storytelling and bringing these characters to life like you've never seen them before. Get ready to expect the unexpected. We can't wait to sweep you off your feet.
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Micah Thompson is the sleep-deprived and caffeine fueled writer of The Inspector of OZ. Micah’s been writing since his pudgy baby fingers could hold a Crayola though admittedly some of his earlier works lacked a certain depth of plot and, what critics called, “an inability to form words.” Micah’s written multiple plays, a podcast, a few TV shows, a few musicals, some web series, and an unlicensed sequel to Poor Richards Almanac called Middle-Class Ricardo’s Maps and Recipes.
Micah has always believed in the power of comedy, especially in the crazy times we live in. His goal is to give an audience a chance to kick back, relax, enjoy a laugh, and forget their troubles while some people wearing funny hats sing some songs (funny hats optional.)
Jessica MacQuarrie holds a BS in Speech Education from NIU and graduated in 2014 with an MA in Theatre Arts from BJU. She enjoys acting, directing and working with original plays. Most recently, Jessica directed Full Circle with Eleventh Hour Theatre. Jessica currently teaches drama to 1st-8th grade students and serves as the Volunteer and Event coordinator at Greenville Classical Academy. In May 2020, she is looking forward to directing GCA students in an original musical adaptation of Pilgrim's Progress.
Cast Pics & Bios
Paul Michael Garrison
Anna Brown is excited to return to Misfit Theatre for a second time! She previously appeared in the company’s premier production, Grimm and Bear It. She holds an MA in Theatre Arts and currently works as a script writer for a digital education production company in Greenville. As part of her work, Anna has appeared in dozens of educational videos as both an onscreen and voice-over actor. She has also performed with several theatres around the Upstate, including Market Theatre’s 24 Hour Musical (Ethel McCormack, Footloose), Mill Town Players (Ensemble, Annie Get Your Gun), and the Younts Center for Performing Arts (Florika, The Hunchback of Notre Dame). A few of her other favorite roles include the ukulele-strumming Fool (King Lear), Falstaff (Henry IV), and Mrs. Shinn (The Music Man). When not onstage she enjoys ballroom dancing, taking aerial arts classes (sling and trapeze), reading from her extensive library, and assembling puzzles while watching nature documentaries. Soli Deo gloria!
Tracy Bogs is excited to bring Misfit’s Glinda to the stage. She has been involved in community theater for over 30 years. Some of her favorite roles include Sister Robert Anne in Nunsense, Younts Center, Elizabeth Benning in Young Frankenstein, F.I.R.E Theater, Ronnette in The Little Shop of Horrors, Greenville Theater, and Gueniviere in Camelot, Memorial Opera House. She wants to thank her wonderful husband, Joseph, for always being supportive and holding down the home front with their two boys.
Guillermo Jemmott is thrilled to be involved with Misfits for this production! He is a graduate of Central State University and holds a degree in International Business. Some of his favorite roles include: Lonny in Rock of Ages, Snap Dragon in Kabuki, Don in A Chorus Line, Daniel in Once on this Island, and Football Player 1 in an upcoming film, Josh Taylor’s Prom Date. He would first like to thank God for giving him the talent and opening doors that he couldn’t on his own. Also, his wife, Samantha, for being one of my biggest cheerleaders; and also my parents Guillermo Sr and Mely for always pushing him to be greater. Thank you. guillermojemmott.com
Sarah Roe is thrilled to be making her Misfit Theatre debut! Sarah’s been captivated by music and art for as long as she can remember, and she’s excited to take the audience on a musical journey down the fabled yellow brick road.
In addition to recording professionally, Sarah has performed with opera companies, community choirs, and served as vocal coach for school productions. She leads the children’s choir at Palmetto Baptist Church, and plays the pennywhistle, ukulele, flute, and piano.
If Sarah’s not enjoying local coffee, playing with her family cat Emmitt, or reading a good book, she’s probably out with her fiancé wondering how in the world he eats so much.
Matt Estelle is excited to be returning to Misfit Theatre as the Cowherd-ly Lion! Matt’s been involved in theatre since the first grade and is pumped to be working with the wacky and wonderful Misfits again.
Matt’s most recent theatre credits include Thurio in Two Gentlemen of Verona, St. Patrick in The Broom Cupboard (sheep bleats!), John Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility, and Young Scrooge in A Christmas Carol.
If Matt’s not by the pool, writing freelance, or enjoying another sweet tea, he’s probably with his fiancé (and fellow foodie) at a restaurant wondering how he’s gonna eat everything he just ordered.
Christopher Stanley is excited to be joining the Misfit Theater Company this fall in his debut role as the Scarecrow. Christopher and his wife Alecia both share a deep love for the performing arts, and this is evidenced in the many Broadway show tunes often sung around their Simpsonville home by their three amazingly talented children! Christopher is a cloud software service architect with a Computer Science degree from Covenant College. While this is his first professional theater production, Christopher spent most of his high school days both on and behind the stage, and he is very excited and grateful for the opportunity to be joining this production. Christopher would like to thank his wife and children for their encouragement and support. “To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.” - Philippians 4:20.
Nate Warrick is excited to be making his acting debut in The Inspector of Oz. He graduated from Bob Jones University in 2012 with a degree in Radio and Television Broadcasting. He works full-time for Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing in downtown Greenville along with doing freelance sports broadcasting for Bob Jones University and Furman University.
Samantha Eyler holds a BA in Musical Theatre from Marywood University. She has performed in numerous shows across multiple states. Relatively new to South Carolina she most recently performed as the Witch in Into The Woods with Market Theatre Company and as Adult Alison in Fun Home with Proud Mary Theatre Company. She is excited to be able to perform with her husband Guillermo.
PAUL MICHAEL GARRISON (Wicked) 1st season with Misfit Theatre. Paul Michael’s recent appearances include Jacques in As You Like It and Speed in Two Gentlemen of Verona, CA (Greenville Shakespeare Co.), Oliver in As You Like It (Converse College), and Dr. Spivey in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Center Stage). Paul Michael has also written and directed for stage. His debut novel, Letters to the Editor, is due out this month (fb.com/PMGauthor).