Ruby Rakos (front as Frances Gumm/Judy Garland)


The Cast

Violet Tinnirello as Shirley Temple

Karen Mason as Ma Lawlor and Kay Koverman

The Cast

The much anticipated Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz opened at the Paper Mill Playhouse on October 6 with book by Marc Acito, music adapted by and additional music by David Libby. Tina Marie Casamento is responsible for concept and added lyrics.

The cast stars Stephen DeRosa, Colin Hanlon, Lesli Margherita, Karen Mason, Ruby Rakos, Max Von Essen and Michael Wartella with a wonderful ensemble directed and choreographed by Denis Jones. Orchestrations are by Larry Blank and David Libby.


Lesli Margherita, Ruby Rakos, Lorna Luft, Max Von Essen

Colin Hanlon (as Roger Edens)

Ruby Rakos with Violet Tinnirello, Molly Lyons, Sophie Knapp


Karen Mason, Ruby Rakos

Michael Wartella (as Mickey Rooney) – Max Von Essen (as Frank Gumm)

Max Von Essen, Michael Feinstein


The production runs thru October 27 at Paper Mill Playhouse

Opening Night Photos: Maryann Lopinto