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BPA AUDITIONS for THE WIZARD OF OZ
Bainbridge Performing Arts

  • BPA AUDITIONS for THE WIZARD OF OZ
  • Bainbridge Performing Arts
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union
  • Bainbridge Island, WA
  • Project Begins: Oct 9, 2018
  • Project Ends: Dec 22, 2018
  • Project Website


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  • Contact Person: Deirdre Hadlock
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    200 Madison Ave. N.
    Bainbridge Island, WA 98110


    APPOINTMENT REQUIRED

    Prefered method of submission: Arrive for audition

    Submission instructions:
    Auditions are by appointment only, and interested parties are requested to email dhadlock@bainbridgeperformingarts.org to schedule an audition.

Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to announce audition dates for THE WIZARD OF OZ, September 10 and 11 at BPA.

 

Other details:
Run dates are December 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, and 22, with a Pay-What-You-Can Preview December 6. Rehearsals extend October 9 through December 5, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays @ 6:40 – 9:40 p.m. plus Saturdays @ 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Dorothy thinks she is lost forever when a terrifying tornado crashes through Kansas and whisks her and her dog, Toto, far away to the magical land of Oz. To get home Dorothy must follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City and find the wonderfully mysterious Wizard of Oz. Together with her companions – the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion, whom she meets on the way – Dorothy embarks on a strange and enchanting adventure.

 

Character Breakdown / Project Needs
THE WIZARD OF OZ includes roles for 30-45 men, women, and youth, ages nine (9) and up.

Dorothy Gale (teens-20s)—Soprano (Range: G to C). Young, innocent girl with a tendency to find trouble.
Zeke /Cowardly Lion— Baritone/Tenor (Range B flat to F). Farmhand and friend of Dorothy in Kansas who turns into Lion in Oz.
Hickory /Tin Man— Baritone/Tenor (Range B flat to G). Farmhand and friend of Dorothy who turns into Tin Man in Oz.
Hunk/Scarecrow— Baritone/Tenor (Range B flat to F sharp). Farmhand and friend of Dorothy who turns into Scarecrow in Oz.
Auntie Em/Glinda— Soprano (Range G to C). Em is Dorothy’s Aunt who is hard-working and sturdy and although she is extremely busy, she cares very much about Dorothy. Glinda is the good witch. She is beautiful and the protector of the Munchkins and Dorothy.
Uncle Henry/Emerald City Guard—(Range B flat to E flat) Henry is Dorothy’s Uncle. He is an honest hardworking man who owns a small farm. He is kind and also cares a great deal about Dorothy. The Emerald City Guard guards the entrance to Oz and is a bit arrogant in wielding his power, but is a softy at his core.
Professor Marvel/Wizard of Oz— Non-singing role. Marvel is a friendly traveling salesman who convinces Dorothy to go back home to her family after she runs away and turns into the powerful ruler of the Emerald City. He appears as the Wizard in Oz.
Ms. Almira Gulch/Wicked Witch of the West— Non-singing role. A twisted, selfish woman who owns most of the Kansas town where Henry, Em, and Dorothy live. In Oz she is the bad witch, green and mean. Dorothy’s enemy.
Oz Chorus (teens and adults)—this chorus will be used to fill multiple roles, including the three crows, the three trees, Oz beauticians, Oz maintenance men, Oz polishers, Oz manicurists, Winkies (the Wicked Witch’s slaves/soldiers, including the Winkie General), and Flying Monkeys (including Nikko, the Fling Monkey General).
Munchkin Chorus (children)—this chorus will be used to fill multiple roles, including Munchkin Mayor, Munchkin Coroner, Munchkin Barrister, Munchkin City Fathers, Munchkin Schoolteachers, Lollypop Guild, Lullaby League, Munchkin Fiddler, Munchkin citizens, Poppies/Snowflakes. Munchkins may also be used to fill out the Winkies/Flying Monkeys/Oz Chorus.

Audition/Interview Dates:
Monday, September 10 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. for ages 9 – 12, and Monday, September 10 from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. OR Tuesday, September 11 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. for ages 13 and up

Audition Requirements:
Those auditioning are requested to prepare a one to one and a half-minute monologue and 32 bars of a Golden Age Broadway song. An accompanist will be provided but you must bring sheet music – clearly marked and in a three-ring binder. All roles are open to audition.

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