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Auditions for The Wizard of Oz

Performances: May 18th – June 22nd on the Mainstage and E.Y. Harburg

Based on the Book by L. Frank Baum Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen

Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company


Auditions for Children (ages 8 – 17) for Munchkins Only
Tuesday, February 26 @ 7:00 p.m.

May not be taller than 4’10”.
A Munchkin song will be taught at the audition.
Be prepared to dance. Bring picture/resume if available.


Auditions for Adult Roles & Ensemble Tracks (ages 15 and up)
Wednesday, February 27 @ 7:00 p.m.

Auditioning all types.
Prepare 16 bars from the song of your choice; bring sheet music in the proper key; accompanist provided.
You may sing from the score. Be prepared to dance. Bring headshot/resume if available.
Performance stipend of $30/performance (for those 18 and older/post high school).

Rehearsals to begin in early April

The Story: Little Dorothy Gale of Kansas – like so many girls her age – 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 Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy's imagination. This stage adaptation includes all the beloved songs from the classic 1939 MGM movie musical: “Over The Rainbow,” “Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead),” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “If I Only Had A Heart,” “If I Only Had The Nerve,” “We’re Off to See The Wizard (Follow the Yellow Brick Road),” and “The Merry Old Land of Oz.”

Dorothy Gale: (Mezzo/Mix) Low G to E. Very strong singer with full sound. (Mid-teens to 20s; must look young) A young girl from Kansas who must sing beautifully and dance/move well. She is innocent and naive, but at the same time strong willed and determined. She loves her dog Toto more than anything in the world and feels he is the only friend she has in Kansas. She longs to escape from dreary Kansas to someplace else more exciting and beautiful and perhaps where she will be understood. She is an orphan.

Scarecrow/Hunk: Strong Baritone to F# (opt. Ab) with excellent musical timing. (20s-30s) The most loyal of friends to Dorothy. He will do anything he can to protect her and thinks he does not have a brain when in fact he just doesn’t realize how clever he truly is. Must have great physicality and movement ability. Comedic personality.

Tinman/Hickory: Strong Baritone/Tenor to G. (20s-30s) A man who wears his heart on his sleeve with good comedic timing and wonderful storyteller. His heart was broken when the Wicked Witch placed a spell on him that mutilated his body. He believes he has no heart and therefore cannot love again, although he loves Dorothy immensely and protects her. Tapping and percussion a plus. Great physicality.

Cowardly Lion/Zeke: Excellent musical comic timing required. Vocal range: Strong baritone to F. (20s-30s) A man who has a big roar but no bite—literally. He is gentle and easily scared but ferociously protective. He mistakes his lack of confidence for lack of courage. Anxious but not lacking that ability to be brave when someone he cares about needs him.

Auntie Em/Glinda: Mezzo/Soprano (Low G to C) Strong singer with rich low range and a solid mix. (Late 20s-50s) Hard working farmer’s wife and partner to Uncle Henry. As Aunt Em she is practical and good. Every day is another day to get through on the farm. Appears tough yet cares deeply about all on the farm. Glinda is the protector of Dorothy, her fairy godmother in some ways. She has a comedic sense to her and exudes pure good.

Uncle Henry/Ozian Guard: Non-Singing (30s-50s) Husband to Aunt Em and adoptive father to Dorothy. Salt of the earth good man who has a sweet spot for Dorothy. As the Ozian Guard, he is the most sympathetic to Dorothy as he is the one who arranges the meeting with the Wizard.

Wizard/Professor Marvel: Non-Singing (late 30s-50s) Professor Marvel travels with a carnival and is an excellent scam artist/salesman who can make anyone believe anything that comes out of his mouth. As the Wizard he appears to be great and powerful but is actually nothing but smoke and mirrors. He has built a wall around himself and the Emerald City to try and keep things as copacetic as possible so that he doesn’t actually have to rule. He hides away afraid that anyone might actually discover he has no power at all, and he is incredibly selfish- sending a little girl and her friends to their death.

Wicked Witch of the West/Elmira Gulch: Non-Singing (30’s-50’s) Elmira Gulch is a lonely, cold-hearted woman who has nothing better to do in her life than make others miserable. Wicked Witch is evil and feels as if she has been scorned. Is a dictator of the Winkie Country and forces others to do her evil bidding. A spoiled child in many ways and has very little substance of any description to support her. There is a comedic styling to her.

Ensemble of strong singers who move well. Play various roles (possibilities include Munchkins, Poppies, Winkies, Ozians, Flying Monkeys, etc.).

Director: Jeffrey Sanzel
Musical Director: Jeffrey Hoffman
Choreographer:  Jean P. Sorbera
Assistant Director: Andrew Markowitz
Stage Manager: Melissa Troxler


Saturday   May 18, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Sunday   May 19, 3:00 pm
Wednesday   May 22, 10:30 am
Thursday   May 23, 10:30 am
Friday   May 24, 7:00 pm
Saturday May 25, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Friday   May 31, 10:30 am & 7:00 pm
Saturday   June 1, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Sunday   June 2, 3:00 pm
Wednesday June 5, 2:00 pm
Thursday   June 6, 7:00 pm
Friday   June 7, 7:00 pm
Saturday   June 8, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Sunday   June 9, 3:00 pm
Thursday   June 13, 7:00 pm
Friday June 14, 7:00 pm
Saturday   June 15, 2:00 pm  & 7:00 pm
Sunday   June 16, 7:00 pm
Friday   June 21, 7:00 pm
Saturday   June 22, 7:00 pm

Auditions for The Festival of One-Act Plays

Seeking an actor mid-teen to early 20’s (must appear 15 to 18 years old) for roles in the 22nd ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF ONE-ACT PLAYS. Rehearsals begin late February. Nine performances (April 13 – May 5, 2019). Contact Jeffrey Sanzel at (631) 928-9202 or at for information and audition appointment.


Saturday   April 13,  3 pm
Sunday   April 14, 7 pm
Saturday   April 20, 3 pm
Saturday AprIL 27,  3 pm
Sunday   April 28, 3 pm
Friday   May 3, 8 pm
Saturday   May 4,  8 pm
Sunday   May 5, 3 pm
Sunday   May 5, 7 pm