By Karen Fisher
Since 1994, Vicky Thomasson has searched for a group of performers that has the incredible passion and camaraderie for which the Wizard of Oz cast is so well known. Finally, the yellow brick road has led Vicky to Oz again on the neighborhood streets of Smokey Joe’s Café. The prized cast includes two cousins, a life-long friend, a new friend, and a “brother from another.”
The five guys of Smokey Joe’s Café are played by Mario Sadler, Lionel Best, LeVar Medley, Ricardo Clauden, and Keith McDonald. Unlike the Oz characters, these guys already have brains, big hearts, and ample courage. They are looking for fun, new memories, a challenge, excitement, and a dream come true.