Audition Notice: The Wizard of Oz
Posted by carmen on Apr 13, 2017
“Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum
Directed by: Betsy Hughes Johnson & Stephanie McClain-Bollinger
Choreography by Sarah Riley
Musical Direction by Debbie Collier
A production of The Acting Company info@Actingcompany.org
NEW Audition Dates:
Monday, May 8, 2017 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Callbacks 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Thursday, May 11, 2017 Callbacks 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Location: The Acting Company
815 B Street
Yuba City, CA 95991
Mondays through Thursdays, some Saturdays
May 15, 2017 – July 13, 2017 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
July 14-16, July 21-23, July 28-30, August 4-6, August 11-13
Evening Performances @ 7:30 pm – Matinee Performances @ 2:00 pm
– Please prepare 1 song and have available either sheet music for our accompanist or Karaoke tracks for your musical audition.
– Please be prepared to run through some simple choreography.
– Please prepare a short monologue and be prepared to cold read from the script if asked.
We will ask for call backs on the additional days of the week.
Cast members will be selected by Saturday May 13.
Character Breakdown – Principal Roles:
Dorothy Gale – The heroine of our Fairytale, young, full of energy, strength and kindness. Must be strong dancer, singer and actress.
Professor Marvel/The Wizard of OZ- Professor Marvel portrays himself as one who knows many things and has great wisdom in all matters with the help of his crystal ball. Must be a strong actor.
Wizard of Oz is a mysterious character that rules over Oz. Must be strong actor with crisp clear voice and commanding presence.
Hunk/The Scarecrow – Hunk is the thinker of the bunch who speaks his mind. Must be a strong actor with good comedic timing. The Scarecrow is made of straw and walks with constant unrestricted movements. He has no brain but often says more intelligent and insightful things than any other person in the musical. Must be a strong singer, actor and dancer.
Zeke/The Cowardly Lion – Zeke is the farmhand Dorothy turns to for encouragement and courage. He is sweet and comforting but easily spooked. Must be a strong actor.
The Cowardly Lion wishes to go home throughout the adventures in Oz but his friends never let him. In the end he finds the courage he thought he was lacking. Must be strong dancer, singer and actor and have great comedic timing.
Hickory/The Tin Man – Hickory is emotionally charged farmhand who desires great things. He is quick witted and lovable. The Tin Man is the most loving and emotional character in the musical. He wants nothing more than to have his heart back. He is strong, protective and encouraging. Must be a strong dancer (tap), singer and actor.
Aunt Em/Glinda the Good Witch – Emily Gale is the Aunt of Dorothy who leads a busy and tiring life on her Kansas farm. Strong actress capable of portraying a strong motherly character. Glinda the Good Witch of the North watches over Dorothy and her friends. She is caring and nurturing and is a great aid to anyone in need. She must portray dignity and grace. Strong actress and good singer for her solos in Munchkinland and Poppy field.
Miss Gulch/The Wicked Witch of the West – Miss Gulch is uptight neighbor who attempts to take Dorothy’s beloved dog Toto away from her. She is harsh, mean and strict spirit but also has a good delivery of sarcastic banter. The Wicked Witch of the West is the villain of our story. She follows our four friends throughout the land of OZ striking fear into them any way she can. While she is a bully with a fantastically creepy cackle she also has a playful fun side. Actress must be able to blend the witch’s wicked ways with her sarcastic wit.
Character Breakdown – Supporting Roles:
Uncle Henry- Uncle Henry is a busy man trying to keep his farm afloat. He is goodhearted and good natured.
Three Crows – Three male crows sing with Scarecrow in “If I only had a brain. Must be good dancers, singers and actors.
Three Trees – Three female trees sing along with Tin Man in “If I only had a heart”. Must have good singing and speaking voices.
Mayor of Munchkinland – Must be a strong speaker and singer.
Coroner of Munchkinland – Should be a good singer with a unique voice.
Lullaby League – 3 Tots – Ballerinas – Must have sweet voices and be able to dance on pointe.
Lollipop Guild – 3 Tough Guys – Must be good singers and dancers.
Winkie General – Head of the Witch’s Army
Nikko – Head of the Flying Monkeys
Poppies & Snowflakes
Emerald City Guard
Jitterbug Lead Dancers, Jitterbugs and Ghosts