AUDITIONS ANNOUNCED FOR “THE WIZARD OF OZ” AT THEATRE 29

 

We’re off to see THE WIZARD OF OZ at Theater 29! Add a little fantasy and adventure to our beautiful desert Spring with a trip to the Emerald City to see Dorothy, Toto and the rest of the colorful residents of Oz. Imaginatively reproduced for The Theatre 29 stage, this classic tale is sure to delight fans both old and young.

 

Based on the hit MGM film, THE WIZARD OF OZ brings out the children all of us with songs like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” and “We’re Off to See the Wizard.” Directed by Gary Daigneault with Music Direction by Bill Barrett and Choreography by Sarah Fleischman.

 

Performances March 2-25, 2018 (May holdover to April 1)

Friday & Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm

Sundays at 2:30 pm

Rehearsals weekday evenings 6-9, January 16 – March 1, 2018

 

No appointment is necessary. Be prepared to sing approximately one minute of a Broadway or Disney song of your choice (no songs from this musical). Please bring a CD or portable music player with your background track for the audition. No Acapella singing please.

 

There will be a short movement audition so please dress appropriately.

You will also be asked to read from the script.

 

Bring known conflicts for the period January 16 – April 1, 2018 (In case of holdover).

 

Cast members do not have to be the actual ages of the characters, but must be able to look age appropriate and act accordingly. Some children will be cast, be sure they are fully prepared for the Audition process. Questions? Contact the director at [email protected]

 

Auditions will be held Monday, January 15, 2018 at 6:00 PM at Theatre 29, 73637 Sullivan Road in the City of Twentynine Palms.

 

The cast will consist of approximately 22 actors and actresses, ages 12 and older (some exceptions may be made).

 

Characters:

Dorothy Gale

Age 18-25, (Mezzo/Mix) Needs to have a strong singing voice and some dance ability,

 

The Scarecrow

Age 18-40, (Strong Baritone). Needs to be very flexible and must have dance experience.

 

Tin-Man

Age 18-40, (Strong Baritone), Light choreography.

 

Cowardly Lion

18-40, (Strong Baritone), Light choreography.

 

Glinda, The Good Witch

25+, (Mezzo/Soprano) Non-Dancing Role.

 

Aunt Em (Might be combined with Glinda) 50+, Non-Singing, non-dancing Role

 

Miss Gultch/Wicked Witch

25+, Some singing, Non-Dancing Role.

 

Professor Marvel/Wizard of Oz

40+, Non-Singing, Non-Dancing Role.

 

Uncle Henry (Might be combined with Oz Guard)

50+, Non-Singing, Non-Dancing Role.

 

Jitterbug

18+, Non-Singing Role, should be a strong dancer with a lot of personality.

 

Ensemble

12-18+, (Some age exceptions may be made) Various Singing and Non-Singing, Speaking and Non-Speaking Roles. These vary from talking trees, Munchkins, Flying Monkeys, to Winkie Generals. 6 male and 6 female

 

If you have one of these particular roles in mind, please indicate on the audition form. If not, you will be automatically considered.