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   Come along with Dorothy in this lesbian musical
   comedy, as she comes out to Aunt Emma and
   goes to San Francisco...

Listen to selected songs* from the Left of Oz Cast CD:
   Follow Your Dreams  ...Dorothy/Aunt Emma
   If I Don't Burn Out My Brain  ...Jazmin
   Dorothy   ...Toni
   Forget That Girl   ...Dancers/Dorothy
   Listen  ...Glenda Ellen
   San Francisco Sky  ...Stephanie Reif (CD only—performed
                                               by Dancers in show)

   In Your Arms  ...Toni/Dorothy
   We Are One   ...All Cast
   If I Were King of The City   ...Kat


* All lyrics and music by Stephanie Reif
* Arrangements by Janis Dunsun Wilson


             
        For a copy of the Left of Oz 2010
                  Cast CD, write:
                leftofoz@sbcglobal.net

                       Coming Soon...
     Video footage of the live production at Ashby
           Stage, Berkeley CA July 2010


THE ARRANGER / PIANIST:


Janis Dunson Wilson
is a published composer (ASCAP), choral and theater conductor, pianist, and organist. She received her undergraduate and master's degrees in composition from the University of Houston, where she studied with opera composer Carlisle Floyd, followed by post-master's work in the composition program at University of Southern California, where she was a teaching fellow.

Janis has been teaching in the Theater Department at Santa Rosa Junior College since 1999. She teaches musical theater techniques, and recently served as an arranger and vocal coach for the 2007 SRT season at SRJC.  Janis was the musical director for SRJC’s productions of  Cinderella and the rock opera Tommy. She composed the musical  scores for SRJC's productions of  East of the Sun and West of the Moon  and Alice. Janis also teaches and directs in various musical theater venues in Sonoma County, including Alchemia, an innovative day program service in Petaluma for developmentally disabled adults, Cinnabar Opera Theater and Cinnabar Young Rep. The Sonoma County Chamber Singers featured Janis as their composer in residence, 2006-2007 season.

Her original theatrical compositions include  The Tailor of Gloucester (a family operetta); The Wedding (a full-length opera); and It's a Wonderful Life (a family musical based on the classic Frank Capra film), all commissioned by Cinnabar Opera Theater and Cinnabar Young Rep. Her music direction credits include Santa Rosa Players' productions of  A Christmas Carol, Brigadoon, Holiday Magic,   Anything Goes,  and  My Fair Lady, as well as Actors' Theatre productions of The Bachelors  and  Company in Santa Rosa.

 

 

© Stephanie Reif 2010-2012