Lexington Children’s Theatre casts Jim Gray as …

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray delivered his annual State of the City Address in the Patterson Ballroom of the downtown Hyatt Regency hotel in Lexington, Ky.,Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Hosted by the Lexington Forum, the event was free and open to the public. Herald-Leader staff photo by Charles Bertram.

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray delivered his annual State of the City Address in the Patterson Ballroom of the downtown Hyatt Regency hotel in Lexington, Ky.,Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Hosted by the Lexington Forum, the event was free and open to the public. Herald-Leader staff photo by Charles Bertram.

So, you have probably played this game where you take a favorite film or play or novel and pick who among your friends or family would be which characters. Well, that’s what the Lexington Children’s Theatre has done for its seventh annual Celebrity Curtain Call fundraiser, this year titled Celebrity Curtain Call in Oz.

Ramsey Carpenter, Miss My Old Kentucky Home, waves to the crowd after being crowned Miss Kentucky 2014 during the pageant at Singletary Center For the Arts in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, July 12, 2014. Herald-Leader staff photo by Matt Goins.

Ramsey Carpenter, Miss My Old Kentucky Home, waves to the crowd after being crowned Miss Kentucky 2014 during the pageant at Singletary Center For the Arts in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, July 12, 2014. Photo by Matt Goins for the Herald-Leader.

The April 11 event will feature attractions such as hors d’oeuvres from Azur and other local eateries, a Blanton’s bourbon tasting and live and silent auctions. But the major attraction is seeing local celebrities and notables acting familiar roles, such as WKYT anchor Sam Dick as Toto, Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron as the Cowardly Lion and Miss Kentucky, Ramsey Carpenter, as the Queen Mouse and Munchkin. And then people will certainly be paying attention to the man behind the curtain, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray as The Wizard.

Here’s the complete cast list:

  • Amelia Martin Adams (Attorney, DelCotto Law Group), Glinda
  • Jay Alexander (Program/Music Director, WBTF-FM), Munchkin 2/Winkie Extra
  • Marcey Ansley (Executive Director, Lexington Hearing and Speech Center), Winkie 1/Munchkin Extra
  • Soreyda Benedit Begley (Fashion Designer), Wicked Witch
  • Lynn Braker (Franchise Owner, Remedy Intelligent Staffing), Queen Mouse, Act 1/Winkie Extra
  • Renee Brewer (Owner, Wine & Market, Enoteca), Dorothy, Act 1
  • Seth Brewer (Owner, Wine & Market, Enoteca), Scarecrow, Act 2
  • Ramsey Carpenter (Miss Kentucky 2014), Queen Mouse, Act 2/Munchkin Extra
  • Danielle Clore (Executive Director, Kentucky Nonprofit Network), Lion, Act 2
  • Chauncey Curtz (Partner, Dinsmore), Uncle Henry
  • Sam Dick (Anchor, WKYT), Toto, Act 1
  • Colmon Elridge (Executive Assistant to the Governor), Scarecrow, Act 1
  • Luann Franklin (Director of Peforming Arts, Lexington Opera House), Aunt Em
  • Jim Gray (Mayor of Lexington), Wizard
  • Elias Gross (PR and Marketing Director, Lexington Art League), Toto, Act 2
  • Kate Horning (Chef, Author of Healthy Living Redefined), Mouse 1/Munchkin Extra/Winkie Extra
  • Lori Houlihan (Director of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Office of the Mayor), Gatekeeper
  • Keith Jackson (Fire Chief, City of Lexington), Tin Man, Act 2
  • Ann Phillips Mayfield (Realtor, Commonwealth Realty Group), Mouse 2/Winkie Extra/Munchkin Extra
  • Chris McCarron (Retired Hall of Fame Jockey), Lion, Act 1
  • Will Pieratt (Owner, Bourbon and Toulouse), Tin Man, Act 1
  • Nan Plummer (President and CEO, LexArts), Dorothy, Act 2
  • Todd Svoboda (Industry Consultant – Manufacturing and Distribution, former UK basketball player), Munchkin 1/Monkey 1/Winkie Extra
  • James Vermillion (International Logistics Manager, Age International, Inc.), Witch’s Guard
  • Gary Wortz (Chief Medical Officer, Omega Opthalmics), Monkey 2/Winkie 2/Munchkin Extra

The event is at 7 p.m. April 11 at the Children’s Theatre, 416 West Short Street, and tickets are $75.

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