Dorothy was played by ninth grader Natalie Hovee (I thought she was 16 or 17 until I just now looked her up on the web!). She did an amazing job, especially given that she was in virtually every scene, and they were going to do another performance last night (we attended the 2:00 show).
The other roles were cast well, too. The cowardly lion was played by the same man (James Wesley Peppers) who played Willy Wonka this summer in Washington Park. The man who played the tin man (John Ellingson) had the best singing voice, I believe, but they were all great.
Very fun! The next play for Kieran is "Alice in Wonderland" later in the month. Chris will go see "The Hobbit" with Mike in May.