Theatre Salina MainStage Auditions
THE WIZARD OF OZSeptember 17 & 18 | 2023 | 7:00 PMDoors open at 6:30 PM> Fill out Audition Forms
REHEARSALSSeptember - November
PUBLIC PERFORMANCESNovember 17-19, 24-26, 30December 1-2, 15-17 | 2023
TO AUDITIONPlease prepare and memorize a musical theatre song (around 1 min in length) that shows your vocal/acting range.The song should be memorized (no a cappella).Accompanist & tech provided.Bring recorded or sheet music.Dress for choreography.Be prepared to read from the script (scripts provided at auditions).Scripts may be checked out and returned to the Box Office by September 13 ($10 deposit).
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CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONSPrincipals(3 female; 5 male. Roles intended to be doubled are indicated with a slash.)
DOROTHY GALE – (Range: G3-C5 (opt. E5))
AUNT EM – Emily Gale / GLINDA – The Good Witch of the North (Range: G3-C5)
UNCLE HENRY – Henry Gale / EMERALD CITY GUARD (Range: Bb2-Eb4)
ZEKE – Farmhand / COWARDLY LION (Range: Bb2-F4)
HICKORY – Farmhand / TINMAN (Range: Bb2-G4)
HUNK – Farmhand / SCARECROW (Range: Bb2-F#4 (opt. Ab4))
MISS ALMIRA GULCH / THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST – non-singing role
PROFESSOR CHESTER MARVEL / THE WIZARD OF OZ – non-singing role
(Minimum of 16 ensemble performers required. The original RSC production featured 38 ensemble performers.)
CITIZENS OF MUNCHKINLANDMayor – (Range: Bb2-Eb3 or Bb3-Eb4)
Coroner – (Range: Bb2-A3 or Bb3-A4)
Fiddler – (Range: C3-C4 or C4-C5)
3 Tots – (Range: Bb2-D4 or Bb3-D5)
3 Tough Guys – (Range: Bb2-D4 or Bb3-D5)
3 City Fathers
2 School Teachers
Three Crows – male trio (Range: B2-E4/B4)
Three Trees – female trio (Range: B3-C5/E5)
Poppies – female chorus
Snowmen – male chorus
OZIANSBeauticians – female chorus
Polishers – male chorus
Manicurists – female chorus
2 Oz Men
2 Oz Women
Winkies – male chorus
Winkie General – Leader of the Winkies (Range: B2-G3)
Flying Monkeys – dancers
Nikko – Commander of the Monkeys
Jitterbug – Lead Dancer
Jitterbugs & Ghosts – SATB chorus/dancers
THE WIZARD OF OZBy L. Frank BaumWith Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. HarburgBackground Music by Herbert StothartDance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard 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.
L. Frank Baum’s classic novel comes to life in THE WIZARD OF OZ.
Young Dorothy Gale is swept away by a tornado from her Kansas farm to the magical land of Oz. There, she encounters a host of whimsical characters: good witches, bad witches, animals that talk, scarecrows that walk, and things magical to behold. To find her way home, she must journey along the Yellow Brick Road to see the mysterious and all-powerful Wizard in Emerald City. Along the way, she makes new friends, but must also brave many dangers, including the Wicked Witch of the West, who will stop at nothing to get her hands on Dorothy’s magical ruby slippers. To make it home safely, Dorothy must learn an important lesson: there’s no place like home.
This faithful adaptation by the Royal Shakespeare Company features all the most beloved songs and moments from the 1939 classic film, brought to life onstage.
Narrative provided by Stage Agent
Director: Michael SpicerChoreographer: Maggie Spicer BrownVocal Director: Jill M. FrenchOrchestra Director: Melanie Allison
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