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The Wizard of Oz - Auditions

STAGE RIGHT announces auditions for The Wizard of Oz on April 21-22, 2013. STAGE RIGHT of Texas, resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre, announces auditions for their Summer production of THE WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg adapted from the motion picture by John Kane. The show will be directed by Tina Cafeo.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, April 21 and Monday, April 22, 6 -8 pm for kids and 8 – 10 pm for adults both evenings. Auditions will be held at the Crighton Theatre, 234 N. Main St. in downtown Conroe, Texas. Those wishing to audition should prepare a song (16 bars to 2 minutes in length). Singers are asked to provide their own music either via Ipod or CD. Auditions will also consist of cold readings from the script and a brief dance audition, so please wear movement friendly clothing. If you are a tap dancer, please bring your tap shoes. The roles of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda to Good Witch have been pre-cast. All other roles are open. We are looking for a large cast to include Munchkins, Monkees, Jitterbugs, and Winkies. Children must be at least 5 yrs of age to participate.

Cast Breakdown:
DOROTHY GALE (13-18yrs)- Female strong singer who moves well. Must not be allergic to dogs. (Vocal Range: G below middle C – F, with a legit sound.)

SCARECROW/HUNK (25-35 yrs)- Male singer/strong dancer. Strong actor with an honest quality. Sympathetic and optimistic friend. Lovable and clumsy. Must be an excellent dancer. Acrobatic skills preferred. Must not be allergic to dogs. Vocal range: strong baritone to F.

TINMAN /HICKORY (25-40 yrs)- Male singer/strong dancer. Charming and thoughtful, a kind-hearted romantic. Must not be allergic to dogs. Vocal range: strong baritone to G.

COWARDLY LION/ZEKE (25-40 yrs)- Male singer who moves well. Cuddly actor with excellent comic timing. Must not be allergic to dogs. Vocal range: strong baritone to F.

AUNT EM (35-55 yrs)- Maternal figure. Non-singing.

UNCLE HENRY (40-60 yrs)- Non-singing male actor. Dorothy’s Uncle, and guardian. Good hearted, and plain-speaking. A hardworking Kansas farmer, and affectionate family-man.

WIZARD OF OZ/PROFESSOR MARVEL (50-60 yrs)- Non-singing male character actor. Older father figure with a theatrical eccentric flair. Flying required

MUNCHKINS (5- 12 yrs)- Group singing and movement required. The little people of Munchkinland. Long oppressed, and happy to be freed by Dorothy.

FEATURED MUNCHKINS- The Mayor Of Munchkin City, The Coroner, The Lollipop Guild, and The Lullaby League.

FLYING MONKEYS (10-30 yrs)- Minions of the Wicked Witch of the West. The monkeys do not speak or sing, but will most likely be double-cast as Munchkins. Acrobatics preferred.

CITIZENS OF OZ (20-60 yrs)- Strong singers and dancers.

THE WINKIES (20-60 yrs)- Palace guards to the Wicked Witch of the West, double as Citizens of Oz.

TOTO: Well behaved, house-broken small dog preferably a foster to adoption.

Performance dates are weekends July 12 – 28 Friday and Saturday nights at 8 pm with two Sunday matinees on July 21 & 28 at 2 pm. If you have any questions, please contact the director at tinacafeo@gmail.com. Come over the rainbow with us this Summer!