Wizard of Oz – Main Stage

Dates

** POSTPONED **

The auditions that were scheduled for March 20-22 have been POSTPONED indefinitely. Because of the need to postpone auditions and the resulting lack of adequate time to rehearse for the originally scheduled performance dates (June 5-14), the performance for the Wizard of Oz has also been POSTPONED until further notice. In the coming weeks, options will be evaluated with the hopes of re-scheduling for later this year.

Audition Location

Jackson’s First Presbyterian Church
743 W. Michigan Ave. Jackson, MI 49202

Actors should use the parking lot behind the church and follow the yellow signs to the southwest door (left of the playground). 

Director  

Kelly Crippen

About this Musical

This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations.

This production is rated PG.

Performances

** POSTPONED **
Because of the need to postpone auditions and the resulting lack of adequate time to rehearse for the originally scheduled performance dates (June 5-14), the performance for the Wizard of Oz has also been POSTPONED until further notice. In the coming weeks, options will be evaluated with the hopes of re-scheduling for later this year.

This production calls for…

A cast of both youth and adults of all genders, ages 8 to 108! No previous experience is required.

See below for a character list.

What actors should expect at auditions

All children (age 8 to 12) need to come prepared with a song to sing (a simple song is okay!).
Children who wish to be a Munchkin with lines will also do a cold reading from the script. A “cold reading” means reading from a script without seeing it or being able to practice it beforehand. The purpose of the reading is to find out how much volume and expression the actor can read with, as well as how they adjust to direction.

Adults and teen (age 13+) auditions will consist of a cold reading and singing. Prepare at least 16 bars of a song in the style of the show.
Bring sheet music, a track without vocals, or you may sing a cappella. An aux cord, CD player, and accompanist will be available for the singing portion of auditions.

This audition will not include a choreography portion.

Character List

  • Dorothy Gale
  • Aunt Em/Glinda the Good Witch of the North
  • Uncle Henry/Emerald City Guard\
  • Zeke/Cowardly Lion
  • Hickory/Tinman
  • Hunk/Scarecrow
  • Miss Almira Gulch/The Wicked With of the West
  • Professor Chester Marvel/The Wizard of Oz
  • Munchkins
    • Mayor
    • Coroner
    • Barrister
    • Fiddler
    • Braggart
    • School Teachers
    • Tots
    • City Fathers
    • Tough Guys
  • Winkie General
  • Nikko (Commander of Monkeys)
  • Jitterbug (Lead Dancer)
  • Ensemble
    • Citizens of Munchkinland
    • Crows
    • Trees
    • Poppies
    • Ozians
    • Winkies (Male Chorus)
    • Jitterbugs

Rough Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsals will take place Monday through Thursday evenings between 6:00 and 9:00. You will not necessarily be called to every rehearsal or for the entire time, dependent on your role, until closer to tech week (TBD). Some weekend rehearsals may be added in the two weeks before opening night.

Contact

Director Kelly Crippen at berry32569@gmail.com or (517) 539-4118.