An adaptation of The Wizard of Oz - December 08 - December 09, 2017

Gateway Performing Arts Studio

 Crew Who's Who 

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    Olivia Draeger

    Olivia Draeger is a dance teacher as well as a gymnastics teacher in the Rockton/Rockford area. She has been involved in local theater since 2005 as well as been on the directing team for multiple Gateway shows including Sweeney Todd, Thumbalina, and Rent most recently. Olivia began volunteering at Gigi’s Playhouse in 2012 during the Teen Time Program where she fell in love with the organization. Since that summer, she has assisted a variety of classes at Gigi’s including Music & Movement as well as LMNOP. She has also loved tutoring in the Math and Literacy programs for the past year. Gigi’s has inspired Olivia to pursue a minor in Deaf Studies and has also encouraged her to work towards a Corporate Communication degree for Nonprofit & NGO groups.

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    Kelsey Pann

    Kelsey has been a student of Gateway since she was 12. Kelsey is so excited and proud to be a part of the first-ever Portal show! Being a part of this experience and working with the kids from GiGi's has been amazing and she would like to thank the whole cast for all the hard work they have put into this performance! You all shine so bright; break a leg!

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    Ashley Karsten


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