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THE WIZARD OF OZ - The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre Non Equity Auditions

Posted: June 26, 2022
Audition Location: Oakdale, NY

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The CM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER is holding auditions for THE WIZARD OF OZ on Monday July 18th and Tuesday July 19th. Auditions for Kid roles (plays ages 8-13) will be at 6:00PM, Adult roles will be at 7:00PM. Please arrive on time as Dance Auditions will take place prior to Vocal Auditions. For the vocal audition, please prepare a 16-32 bar cut of a Musical Theatre song in a similar style. An accompanist will be provided. 

Performance dates are below. Please bring possible rehearsal and/or performance conflicts to the auditions. The CM Performing Arts Center is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in the casting and encourages actors of diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups to audition. Video submissions will be accepted if you are unable to make either audition date. Please send a video submission along with headshot and resume to john@cmpac.com by Tuesday, July 19th at 7:00PM.

PERFORMANCE DATES:

Health & Safety Protocols:

For the safety of all performers, staff, and our CM community, all performers and staff must be either fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or present proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test or COVID-19 molecular PCR test on a weekly basis. Unvaccinated performers and staff must wear masks or approved face coverings at all rehearsals and performances. Individuals will be considered fully vaccinated 14 days after their second dose of the Pfizer/BioTech or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine or 14 days after their single dose of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.

 

 

PLOT:

Frank Baum’s classic novel comes to life in The Wizard of Oz. This faithful adaptation by the Royal Shakespeare Company features all the most beloved songs and moments from the 1939 classic film, brought to life onstage. Young Dorothy Gale is swept away by a tornado from her Kansas farm to the magical land of Oz. There, she encounters a host of whimsical characters: good witches, bad witches, animals that talk, scarecrows that walk, and things magical to behold. To find her way home, she must journey along the Yellow Brick Road to see the mysterious and all-powerful Wizard in Emerald City. Along the way, she makes new friends, but must also brave many dangers, including the Wicked Witch of the West, who will stop at nothing to get her hands on Dorothy’s magical ruby slippers. To make it home safely, Dorothy must learn an important lesson: there’s no place like home.

 

 

 

Production Team:

Director – JOHN MAZZARELLA

Music Director – MATTHEW W. SURICO

Choreographer – KEVIN BURNS

Stage Manager – JULIANA JAGIELO

 

 

DOROTHY GALE: female, 13-25 (Mezzo/Mix) Young Kansas girl, earnest, expressive, and strong-willed, in search of something more. Very strong singer who moves well.

HUNK / SCARECROW: male, 25-45 (Baritone) Plucky and clever in a pinch, even while lacking a brain. Strong actor with an honest quality. Excellent dancer – acrobatic skills a bonus. Strong baritone to F.

HICKORY / TIN MAN: male, 25-45 (Baritone/Tenor) Desperate for a heart. A kind-hearted romantic. Singing and dance required. Strong baritone / tenor to G.

ZEKE / COWARDLY LION: male, 25-45 (Baritone) A mix of bravado and cowardice. Should move well. Cuddly actor with excellent comic timing. Vocal range: Strong baritone to F.

ALMIRA GULTCH / WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST: Male or Female (Open to be done in Drag) 25-60. Character villain with an over-the-top stage presence. Excellent comic actress, has a killer cackle. Sings comically but doesn’t have to sound good.

PROFESSOR MARVEL / THE WIZARD: male, 50-65. Older father figure with an eccentric flair. Basic conjuring or sleight of hand a bonus. Non-Singing.

GLINDA: female, 25-45. (Soprano) Glinda is the Good Witch of the North. Benevolent and beloved. Strong singer. Poppy and Bubblegum.

AUNT EM: female, 30-60. Aunt Em is demanding, but loves her niece. Non-singing.

UNCLE HENRY: male, 40-60. Dorothy’s pleasant uncle. Non-singing.

 

EMERALD CITY GUARD: male, 40-70. (Baritone) Flamboyant and Glitzy. Strong comic actor, big presence.

MUNCHKINS: boys and girls, 4-10 (under 5ft tall). The little people of Munchkinland. Long oppressed, and happy to be freed, the Munchkins will (mostly) be played by children. Group singing and coordinated movement required. Dance experience a plus. There are some featured roles among the munchkins, such as The Coroner, The Lollipop Guild, and The Lullaby League.

MALE ENSEMBLE:

WINKIES, FLYING MONKEYS, OZIANS, JITTERBUGS

Male Ensemble will be used in Big Traditional Broadway Style Numbers. “The Jitterbug” will be a big tap-style number. Tap is a plus.  

FEMALE ENSEMBLE:

POPPIES, OZIANS, JITTERBUGS

Female Ensemble will be used in Big Traditional Broadway Style Numbers.
“The Jitterbug” will be a big tap-style number. Tap is a plus.  

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