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WIZARD OF OZ - Westchester Broadway Theatre Auditions

Posted: May 13, 2014

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WIZARD OF OZ (R.S.C. version) - EPA

Westchester Broadway Theatre | Elmsford, NY

Date of Audition:
5/27/2014


Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions
Tuesday May 27, 2014
10 AM to 6 PM
lunch 1:30 TO 2:30

Contract
Dinner Theatre
Westchester Broadway Theatre Agmt; $547/week

Location
NOLA Rehearsal Studios
250 W 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
11th floor


Seeking
Equity performers, men and women, for various roles.

see breakdown.

Preparation
Please prepare a brief song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided.

Score will be available for anyone who wants to sing from the show

Bring picture and resume, stapled together

Other Dates
REH: 7/21; OPENS: 7/31; Closes: 9/21/14Director: Richard Stafford
Choreographer: Jonathan Stahl
Musical Director: Bill Stanley
Casting: Lisa Tiso
Executive Producers: Bill Stutler & Bob Funking

· EPA Rules are in effect.

· A monitor will be provided.

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

WOMEN

DOROTHY
(Over 18 to play 15.) She’s innocent, unaffected, and optimistic. She finds herself through her journey to OZ, emerging as a strong, confident and loving young woman. Must be a warm and charismatic young actress with an incredible voice. Actress must be physically fit, as she may be flown. Strong belt/mix singer (G3-D5).

GLINDA/AUNT EM
(late 30’s to mid-40’s) Glinda is the beautiful, charming Good Witch of the North who helps and protects Dorothy on her journey to get home. Aunt Em is a strong, caring hard-working farm wife who, while she loves Dorothy, does not have time to indulge Dorothy’s over-active imagination. Strong female singer, alto range (G3-C5).

WICKED WITCH OF THE EAST/MISS GULCH
(late 30’s to mid-40’s) Vows vengeance on Dorothy, who she blames for the death of her sister. She is an ugly, evil, witch. Miss Gulch is a mean, spinster teacher who attempts to take Toto away from Dorothy. The Wicked Witch will be genuinely scary and not campy. Seeking actresses who are physically in shape, for this actress will be flown. Non-singing role.

MEN

COWARDLY LION/ZEKE THE FARMHAND
(mid-30’s) A strong, comic character actor. The Cowardly Lion is full of bravado on the surface but is revealed to be totally insecure. Despite his cowardice, proves himself to be a loving and loyal friend. Baritone (Bb2-F4).

TINMAN/HICKORY THE FARMHAND
(late 20’s through mid-30’s) The actor needs to be a strong, comic, physical comedian. He joins Dorothy on her journey to Oz to receive a heart from the Wizard. Baritone (Bb2-G4).

SCARECROW/HUNK THE FARMHAND
(late 20’s through mid-30’s) Must be an excellent, eccentric, comic dancer. He is kind and loving and journeys to Oz with Dorothy to receive a brain from the Wizard. Baritone (Bb2-F#4).

THE WIZARD/PROFESSOR MARVEL
(mid-40’s to mid-50’s) We are lead to believe that he is the all-powerful Wizard of Oz, but in reality he is just an ordinary man, also from Kansas who accidentally landed in Oz many years before. Professor Marvel is an itinerate fortune-teller from a carnival. He is a warm and friendly man with theatrical charm who convinces her to return home.

EMERALD CITY GUARD/UNCLE HENRY
(mid-40’s to 50) The guard is self-important, pretentious, and imperious. He attempts to keep Dorothy and her friends out of Oz. Requires an excellent comic actor. Uncle Henry is a strong, caring hard-working farmer who, while he loves Dorothy, does not have time to indulge Dorothy’s over-active imagination.


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