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January 15, 2018, 6:00 PM

Venue

Theatre 29!

73637 Sullivan Road

Twentynine Palms

760-361-4151

www.theatre29.org

AUDITION DATE

Monday, January 15 @ 6:00PM

CALL-BACK DATE

Casting same night

PRODUCTION

THE WIZARD OF OZ

By L. FRANK BAUM

With Music and Lyrics by HAROLD ARLEN & E. Y. HARBURG

Background Music by HERBERT STOTHART

Dance and Vocal Arrangements by PETER HOWARD RALPH BLANE

Orchestration by LARRY WILCOX

Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company

Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros

Artistically Directed by GARY DAIGNEAULT

Musically Directed by BILL BARRETT

Choreography by SARAH FLEISCHMAN

CASTING

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

Uncle Henry (Might be combined with Oz Guard) - 50+, Non-Singing, Non-Dancing Role.

Jitterbug - 18+, Featured 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 Soldiers and Citizens of Oz . 6 male and 6 female.

DETAILS

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 7:00 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 z1077fm@gmail.com 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). If you have one of these particular roles in mind, please indicate on the audition form. If not, you will be automatically considered.