OVATIONS THEATRE

AUDITIONS FOR THE WIZARD OF OZ YOUNG PERFORMERS EDITION

AUDITIONS
Auditions will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019 12:00-4:00 PM at the Elwood Smith Community Center, 601 Harrington Road, Rockville, MD 20850. Anyone not available to audition on Sunday, January 27, 2019 should email [email protected] to make alternative arrangements.

There is a non-refundable $150 tuition deposit payable at the time of audition that will be applied to your tuition balance. Please make checks payable to OVATIONS THEATRE. If you are NOT selected to be a member of the cast (which includes both a principal role or ensemble) the tuition deposit will be refunded.

CALLBACKS
Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 6:30-9:30 PM at the Elwood Smith Center located at 601 Harrington Road, Rockville, MD 20850.     

TUITION
Tuition for THE WIZARD OF OZ YOUNG PERFORMERS EDITION will be $950. Additionally, we are casting students in Grades Pre-K through grade 2 for Munchkins for a reduced tuition of $500.There is limited financial aid and/or payment plan options available for this production. Those interested should contact [email protected]. Please note there are NO refunds.

AUDITION INFO 
Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to check in and submit your completed paperwork. Please bring a current photo, resume and check payable to OVATIONS THEATRE in the amount of $150.00.

The cast list will be emailed by 4 PM on Wednesday, January 30 2019. Prospective cast members must email [email protected] indicating acceptance or rejection of their roles by 8PM on Wednesday, January 302019. Rehearsals will begin Thursday, January 31 2019. Full tuition payment is required at the first rehearsal unless payment arrangements are made in advance with the Production Liaison at [email protected]

AUDITION PREPARATION 
Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song. Please remember to bring sheet music copied in a three-ring binder; an accompanist will be provided. NO ACCAPELLA SINGING WILL BE ACCEPTED. Your selection should demonstrate both your vocal range and acting abilities.

PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS 
DOROTHY GALE: Young Kansas girl, earnest, expressive, and strong-willed, in search of something more. Very strong singer who moves well.

HUNK / SCARECROW:Plucky and clever in a pinch, even while lacking a brain. Strong actor with an honest quality. Excellent dancer – acrobatic skills a bonus. Male or Female.

HICKORY / TIN MAN:Desperate for a heart. A kind-hearted romantic. Singing and dance required. Tap experience a plus. Male or Female.

ZEKE / COWARDLY LION: A mix of bravado and cowardice. Should move well. Cuddly actor with excellent comic timing. Male or female.

ALMIRA GULTCH / WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST:Character villain with an over-the-top stage presence. Excellent comic actress, has a killer cackle.

PROFESSOR MARVEL / THE WIZARD: Father figure with an eccentric flair.

GLINDA:Good Witch of the North. Benevolent and beloved. Strong singer.

AUNT EM: Demanding, but loves her niece.

UNCLE HENRY:Dorothy’s pleasant uncle.
EMERALD CITY GUARD: Strong comic actor, big presence.

**Please note we will be using a real dog as Toto

FEATURED ROLES
CROW TRIO
TREE TRIO
NIKKO
OPTIMISTIC VOICES

MUNCHKIN FEATURED ROLES
MUNCHKIN MAYOR
MUNCHKIN CORONER
MUNCHKIN FIDDLER
THREE TOUGH MUNCHKIN KIDS
THREE MUNCHKIN TOTS

ENSEMBLES
MUNCHKIN, POPPIES, SNOWFLAKES, WINKIES & JITTERBUGS

REHEARSALS 
Rehearsals will primarily be held at Elwood Smith Community Center, 601 Harrington Road, Rockville MD 20850. Rehearsals are generally Sunday afternoons 12:30-3:30pm and weeknight evenings from 6:30-8:30pm. Some rehearsals will be held at neighboring Rockville Community Centers and will be made clear once the full rehearsal schedule breakdown is sent out to the cast.

Thursday, January 31

Sunday, February 3rd
Thursday, February 7th
Sunday, February 10th
Thursday, February 14th
Sunday, February 17th
Thursday, February 21st
Sunday, February 24th
Thursday, February 28th

Sunday, March 3rd
Thursday, March 7th
Sunday, March 10th
Thursday, March 14th
Sunday, March 17th
Tuesday, March 19th
Thursday, March 21st
Sunday, March 24th
Tuesday, March 26th
Thursday, March 28th
Sunday, March 31st

Tuesday, April 2nd
Wednesday, April 3rd
Thursday, April 4th
Saturday, April 6th

TECH WEEK
Held at the Kreeger Auditorium at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

Monday, April 8                  5:00-9:00pm
Tuesday, April 9                 5:00-9:00pm
Wednesday, April 10           5:00-9:00pm
Thursday, April 11              5:00-9:30pm (Extended time due to rehearsal photos)

PERFORMANCES
Held at the Kreeger Auditorium at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

Friday, April 12                  7:30pm Performance
Saturday, April 13              2:00pm & 7:30pm Performances
Sunday, April 14                1:00pm Performance

CONFLICTS
Each cast member will be allowed a total of four conflicts.

Ovations Theatre reserves the right to change the theater venue or cancel the production before rehearsals begin for any reason, returning the audition fees.  Full payment of the tuition by all cast members will be due at the first rehearsal.

Date: 01/27/2019 (Sun.)

Location: Elwood Smith Center located at 601 Harrington Road, Rockville, MD 20850

Created by:   Ovations Theatre
 
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