ALL ROLES OPEN
Auditions for Children (ages 8 – 17) for
Munchkins OnlyTuesday, 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
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
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
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
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 HoffmanChoreographer:
Jean P. SorberaAssistant Director: Andrew Markowitz Stage Manager: