Dorothy is a typical teenager who is trying to figure out life. She’s been raised in the Christian faith, yet she is fearful about telling others about Christ, and she isn’t even sure if she truly believes it for herself. As Dorothy is trying to determine what she really believes, a dream transports her to the land of Oz to be a missionary. Convinced she cannot accomplish the task, she is encouraged by Glinda the Good to seek the assistance of the Great Missionary in the Emerald City. On her way she encounters three familiar characters: the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion and the journey continues! What will happen when the Great Missionary sends them to tell the Wicked Witch Evillene that Jesus loves her?! This delightfully fun and heartwarming play carries the clear messages of God’s love and salvation, the importance of sharing the gospel, and overcoming fear. Key verse for this play is: 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”


Tickets are $9 in advance, $10 at the door.
Group Rate (10+ tickets): $7, email for discount code.


TCHA’s spring play “Missionary of Oz” requires a $130 participation fee which will need to be paid by the first rehearsal. Actors who play only Munchkins (3rd – 6th grade) will have a participation fee of $60. This fee helps to cover some of the $10,000-$12,000 costs for the production, and also includes a cast t-shirt. Extra costs to you may include costuming (each actor is responsible for their own costuming), and a small fee for a cast party at the end of the production. Each family is also asked to find a donation for the silent auction (we’ll talk about that at the parent meeting).

Participation Fee


Julie Nelson

Julie Nelson has always had a love for the arts. She has spent many years acting, dancing, and singing, and majored in Theater at Mankato State University. She is currently teaching Theater at South Heights Christian Classes (since 2011), In the Company of Kids Performing Arts Center (since 2010), and in 2013 started her own Homeschool Theater Company, “Acting With Character” which now offers classes and performance opportunities at TCHA and South Heights.

Julie also teaches classes for children and adults with special needs, along with private acting classes, and has developed and taught an intergenerational Theater program for the elders and preschoolers at Ebenezer Care Center. Julie has acted, written, and directed many dramas and plays for various churches, Sunday School and homeschool co-ops. She is enthusiastic about sharing her love for theater with all her students and helping them explore their creativity and develop their unique talents. She is married and has four boys whom she homeschooled for eleven years.



March 2017
Directed by Julie Nelson


March 2018
Directed by Julie Nelson


April 2019
Directed by Julie Nelson

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