Villagers Theatre announces auditions for this special Main Stage production of
The Wizard of Oz
which will include Flying by Foy

PRODUCERS: Donna Kimberlin and Roz Wroblewski
DIRECTOR: Corey Rubel
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Francois Suhr
CHOREOGRAPHER: Jillian Kimberiln
STAGE MANAGER: Jack Tomy

PRODUCTION DATES: June 9-25, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays @ 8pm, Sundays @ 2pm

KIDS AUDITION DATES:
Saturday, April 8 - 4pm (Ages 8 - 12 Only)
Please arrive by 4pm! Auditions will end before 6pm

ADULT AUDITION DATES:
Sunday, April 9 - 5:30-10:30pm
Monday, April 10 - 6:30-10:30pm

CALLBACK DATE:
April 11, 2017 - 6:30pm-10:30pm
Callbacks by invitation only

REHEARSAL DATE RANGE:
Rehearsals begin April 11 and run through early opening of the production in early June.

For CHILDREN Auditions:
Please prepare 16-bars of an upbeat musical theatre song that showcases your personality! An accompanist will be provided, please bring sheet music - please refrain from singing A capella or using a karaoke track! You will be asked to learn a short dance combination so please bring appropriate clothing.

For ADULT Auditions:
Please sign up on the Doodle below for an hour time slot - during this hour you will be asked to sing your 32 bar cut as well as learn a short dance combination. Through these sign ups, we hope to make the best use of everyone's time. Sign up is recommended, but not required (feel free to walk-in during the audition times without signing up).

Please prepare 32 bars of a classic musical theatre piece in the style of the show, an accompanist will be provided. Make sure to bring comfortable clothing as you will be asked to learn a short dance combination!
Callbacks will be by invitation only.

AUDITION SIGNUP:
http://doodle.com/poll/pv2k7tm9e937tdye

ALL ROLES OPEN. Seeking a strong cast of 16-20:

CHARACTERS/ROLES/REQUIREMENTS:

DOROTHY GALE (Female, AGE 16+) - A fearless, independent heroine with gumption who feels misunder-stood. She has dreams of "somewhere over the rainbow" away from her hardscrabble farm existence. She will eventually find the meaning of family in a completely different land. Must love dogs.
Vocal range: Soprano/Mix/Belt Mezzo, low G-high A.

MISS GULCH/WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST (Female, AGE 20+) - This dual role covers the terrain of a tough, bad-tempered schoolteacher in a farm town and an ambitious, politically savvy comic, histrionic megalomaniac who wants to lead Oz by herself.
Vocal range: Mezzo, low Ab to strong belt, high C# mix belt.

PROFESSOR MARVEL/WIZARD OF OZ (Male, AGE 30+)-This dual role encapsulates: (Marvel) a bumbling huckster fortune teller with a wry grandfatherly tone and (Oz) a kindhearted if flawed leader who has greatness thrust upon him in a magical kingdom. He flies out in a balloon every night; not for those scared of heights.
Vocal range: Baritone low G#-F.

GLINDA, THE GOOD WITCH (Female, Age 20+) - An "Auntie Mame" type with a sense of flair and pageantry while being a clever politician running her portion of the Oz community. This character flies nightly, so not for those scared of heights!
Vocal range: Soprano G below Middle C to High C.

HUNK/SCARECROW (Male, Age 18+), a kind, naïve farmhand and ally of Dorothy's. Transforms into the assumedly brainless Scarecrow who helps Dorothy along her path of discovery. He employs a vacuous, but responsible, wisdom to their trajectory. The role requires a physical comedian with dance ability.
Vocal range: Bari-tenor low D-G.

HICKORY/TIN MAN (Male, Age 18+) - A stalwart, reliable - if guarded - farmhand with a strong sense of self becomes the romantic, sensitive, courageous, but heartless Tin Man. A classic leading man type.
Vocal range: High Baritone/Tenor low C-F#.

ZEKE/LION (Male, Age 22+) - A fatigued, frazzled farm hand dons the mane of the prissy, self-obsessed Cowardly Lion. This kind-hearted, if scared and nervous, soul takes a journey to becoming the common sense leader the foursome needs. Strong comic skills and an improvisational spirit are welcome.
Vocal range: Baritone Low C-E.

UNCLE HENRY/ENSEMBLE (Male, 30+) - A man of principles doing his best to keep a dust bowl farm alive for his newly redefined family and the people who work for him. He is a pragmatist and keeps his heart hidden. In the Ensemble he is featured as the Tour Guide in Oz.
Vocal range: Baritone low G#-F.

AUNT EM/ENSEMBLE (Female, 30+) - A hardworking farmer's wife who keeps calm in a crisis and runs the Gale farm like clockwork. In the ensemble she will play The Barrister in Munchkinland and Esmerelda, the wife of the tour guide, and Oz salon owner.
Vocal range: Mezzo, low Ab to strong belt, high C# mix belt.

ENSEMBLE SINGERS AND DANCERS (Male and Female, Ages 16+) to play Farmhands, Munchkins, Citizens of Oz, Guards, Winkies, Winged Monkeys. Looking for triple threats. All heights, shapes, and sizes welcome! All ensemble must be willing to move, improvise, and have a willingness to take risks. Many will understudy principal roles. All must be strong singers. All must be able to sing in a legit musical theatre style.

CHILDREN ENSEMBLE (Male and Female, Ages 8 - 12) to play Munchkins and Citizens of Oz. Looking for young actors with triple threat abilities

LIABILITY/PHOTO RELEASE FORM:
All those auditioning must agree to and sign the Villagers Liability/Photo Release Form found at:
www.villagerstheatre.com/liability-photo-release-form.pdf

FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS - CONTACT:
Donna Kimberlin, Producer
donna@villagerstheatre.com

Roz Wroblewski, Producer
roz@villagerstheatre.com

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