Wizard of Oz

We are heading to the Emerald City, with magic and adventure on the way

Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination.

Auditions 

Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th September

All auditionees need to complete the below audition forms, a limited number will be available at the hall but if you can complete it before arrival that would help speed things along

Oz audition form

Wednesday – Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin-man and Lion 

We will start the evening by auditioning Dorothy with Toto.  These will be open auditions where you will be auditioning in front of the other people going for the part. So please arrive at 7.30pm

The audition will be with the dog who is playing Toto for the show we will be looking at the repour between our Dorothy and Toto.

We are allowing 5mins per Dorothy auditions

We are planning for Up to 12 people coming to audition for Dorothy. Dorothys  auditions will therefore be between 7.30-8.30pm

After the Dorothy auditions the panel will discuss and choose a Dorothy or will cut the choice down to 1 or 2 people.

The people who auditioned for Dorothy who are not asked to stay for next audition can leave.

We then plan for the group audition of Scarecrow, tinman and Lion with Dorothy to start at 8.45. we will be particularly looking for the chemistry between each character in the group.

People auditioning for scarecrow, tinman and lion should arrive at the hall for 8.30 please.

We are allowing 10mins per group planning for a maximum  of 6 groups  8.45pm-9.45

We hope to be finished and have chosen our four main principle characters by 10.30

If we have more people auditioning than above or are running late then we will need to cut down the audition for the groups.

The Cut down audition will be as follows. start with singing scarecrow song then straight into tinman song then straight into lib for lion audition ending with the lion song we will then cut completely the song off to see wizard.

See below the audition pieces to be downloaded for wednesdays auditions

plan for wed auditions

audition dorothy 1

audition2 dorothy,scarecrow,tinman and lion

Thursday – Aunt Em/Glinda, Miss Gulch/Wicked Witch, Prof. Marvel/Wizard, Uncle Henry/Guard

Auditions will start at 7pm in memorial hall. Everyone auditioning will be asked to arrive at 7pm if possible.

The people who have already been cast as Dorothy, Tinman, Scarecrow and Lion will also be asked to attend to help with auditions.

Please come into the hall through the kitchen door and sit in the committee room, where you will be asked to fill in an auditioning form where you will need to give details of rehearsal availability and a contact telephone number.

We will start with auditioning the Kansas scenes and then will audition the Oz scenes.

7.00pm Audition 1 Miss Gultch, Auntie Em and Uncle Henry.

7.45pm Audition 2 Professor Marvel (with Dorothy)

8.15pm break

8.30pm Audition 3 Wicked Witch and Glinda (with Dorothy)

9.00pm Audition 4 The Guard (with Dorothy, scarecrow, tinman and Lion)

9.30pm Audition 5 Wizard (with Dorothy, Tinman, Scarecrow and Lion)

The auditioning panel will be looking for characters in Oz who are recogniaably at times the same person as their Kansas counterpart. This needs to be done by have certain mannerisms, facial expressions and vocal intonation which are the same when playing both roles. The roles however should not be completely identical either. Glinda is Glinda not auntie Em in a colourful dress.

We will also be looking for good chemistry between cast members and how you all look together as a whole cast.

We will try and phone you before 11pm

See below the documents for Thursdays audition pieces

Auditions Oz Thursday_ (1)