From Bette Midler to Beth Leavel: Dream Casting a Hocus Pocus Musical

By Playbill Staff
31 Oct 2013

Jonathan Groff
photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN


Jonathan Groff

Groff earned a Tony nomination for his role as the intellectual Melchior in Spring Awakening and played Claude in the Shakespeare in the Park production of Hair. He could easily bring that earnest appeal to the role of Thackery, who does everything he can to save his innocent sister Emily.

Rory O'Malley

Tony nominee O'Malley, who has starred in The Book of Mormon and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and is currently featured in Little Miss Sunshine, would be a great fit for the noble Thackery, who devotes his life to protecting the residents of Salem from the evil Sanderson sisters.