OZ! Musical – Performing Arts (5th-12th Grade)


5th Grade through High School

Sundays 3pm – 6pm, Thursdays 6:00 – 8:00pm
Starting March 4th

Jackson Church
68 Bennetts Mills Rd.
Jackson, NJ 08527

Don’t forget to sign up for an audition slot too!

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JAM’s Spring 2021 musical is “OZ!” and classic re-telling of the story of Dorothy, the Tin-Man, the Cowardly Lion, and Scarecrow as they travel to see the Wizard. Everyone who signs up for an audition participates, we don’t turn anyone away! Auditions will be held so that we get to know what different talents each performer has and it helps us to put together the overall show. More information about auditions and what to expect is at our audition page.

Performance Weekend
June 11-12 (exact date/time TBA)


OZ! – A Musical Based on the Story of L. Frank Baum
By Craig Sodaro
Music and Lyrics by Bill Francoeur
Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Denver, Colorado

COVID-19 Information

  • The first few rehearsals in March will be online script read-throughs, then we will move to outdoor, and some indoor rehearsals.
  • Masks will be required at outdoor rehearsal when participants are closer than 6ft, and will be required at all times indoors.
  • Temperatures will be taken prior to any in-person class.
  • Bathroom use will be limited to one person at a time
  • Additional cleaning protocols are in place.

About the Instructor

Denise Tiedemann is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC, NY.  Denise has performed professionally for years in theater as well as having sung professionally.  Denise had lead roles in many musicals and children’s theater, including School House Rock in NYC.  She was also one of the lead singers in the successful rock band, Something Sam.

Denise has a passion for working with people of all ages.  She loves to help people discover what their gifts are, as well as encouraging growth in these areas.  It’s a joy for her to teach people techniques that allow a person to go from “that person has a nice voice” to “wow, that person could be on Broadway!”

Denise is also a licensed local pastor for the United Methodist Church and currently serves at a two-point charge. In Genesis 1:27, the Bible describes all people as being “created in God’s image”.  This verse inspires her when teaching and encouraging performers to consider how precious they are to God.  It’s wonderful to consider all God has planned for each of us, including our gifts in the performing arts!