Here are some tips to keep in mind when auditioning:
Your audition begins when you first arrive and does not end until you leave the building. We’re looking to put together a team of actors who will work together well. How you act matters as much as how well you act.
You do not have to have a piece prepared prior to our auditions, however we are providing you with the music we will be signing & the section of the script we will be using for the acting portion of the night. Be ready to work with our vocal director on our selected piece of music. (This will be the same for everyone.)
Dress appropriately. Keep your hair out of your face and hands out of pockets. Wear rubber soled shoes you can move in.
When it's your turn to audition: Introduce yourself. Project! Articulate! Have a positive attitude! Have fun!
Don't say you can't do something. Try it. Directors want casts who are willing to take chances.
After the audition: Think about what you have learned. Then forget about "how you did". SO many factors affect casting that it is a waste of time to worry about it. Feel good about yourself. There are MANY people that would not have the courage to audition - and you did! Come back and try again if you don't get cast this time!
A quality production comes from hard work and commitment on the part of everyone in the cast and crew. If members of the cast or crew are missing on days we didn’t expect, it creates confusions and is not fair to other members. For this reason, we ask you to consider the following information:
Please think through conflicts with the rehearsals and performances before you audition. Think about work, summer sport events, and family vacations so that these important conflicts are honestly recorded on your audition form. We cast based on conflicts you are honest about, and if NEW conflicts arise, you MAY be re-cast.
Below is the rehearsal schedule for The Wizard of Oz: General Rehearsal: June 1-July 22 Every Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 6:30-9:00 p.m. Dress Rehearsal: July 25-July 28th Details of the times provided closer to the rehearsal Performance Dates: July 29, 30 Aug. 1 Curtain time 7:00 p.m. (Sunday matinee @ 2:00 p.m.) August 5-8th Curtain time 7:00 p.m. (Sunday matinee @ 2:00 p.m.) Cast Party: August 8th Party following the last performance (Details later) Set striking: August 9th Details later- Date subject to change
Below is a summary of the characters in our production:
Zeke (Cowardly Lion)
Miss Almira Gulch (Wicked Witch of the West)
Glinda (The Good Witch of the North
Professor (The Wizard of Oz
If you are interested in a specific character, please make sure to list the character on your audition form.
Audition Schedule: Vocals:
Our Vocal Director will work with everyone to teach the selected musical number we have provided. We will call up groups of people at one time. Everyone will have the opportunity to sing alone or in a group. (We would love to hear everyone sing alone but we will give the group option.)
If children can’t read, we will have them sing Happy Birthday or a song they are comfortable singing.
We will teach you a short dance and ask people to dance in groups. Have fun and don’t worry if you don’t have dance experience. We work with people of all abilities.
Children will NOT be asked to read for auditions. We will ask them to act out emotions and may do some repeating games.
Everyone auditioning for something other than Munchkins will be called up to read a portion of the assigned scene we have provided. We will assign people to parts. Don’t worry if you don’t read for the part you are interested in performing. This portion of the audition just helps us see what you can do.
Call backs will take place on Wednesday, May 26th @ 6:30 pm.Not everyone is called back, but it does not mean you will not be offered a part. Casting decisions will be posted on the website no later than Saturday, May 29th.
If you have questions during any portion of the evening, please let someone on the production team know. Have fun and good luck!