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
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: email@example.com
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.