Auditions

The Wizard of Oz

An original, panto-style adaptation written by NICK SCHWEITZER

Directed by STEVE NOLL

Monday–Tuesday, Sept. 12–13 @ 7:00pm / Bartell Theatre, 113 East Mifflin

Roles available:

  • Aunt Lena – played by a male, strong Scandinavian accent, must read over 40
  • Uncle Ole – played by a female, strong Scandinavian accent, must read over 40
  • Dorothy – Played by a female, must read teenage
  • Toto, the dog – played by a male, must be a large physical presence
  • Good Witch of Up North – female character played by male or female actor
  • The Scarecrow
  • The Tin Man
  • The Cowardly Lion
  • The Wizard – male character played by male or female actor
  • The Wicked Witch of the Wild West – female character played by male or female actor, strong singing voice
  • The China Doll – may be doubled with another part
  • 4–6 Ensemble to play Munchkins, flying badgers, crows, residents of Oz, etc. Must be able to dance and move, and do chorus singing

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN and will be cast race- and gender-blind

At auditions, actors will read from the script and then be asked to participate in an improv scene. Some dancing may be needed, so dress to move and bring water. Singing will not be needed at initial auditions, but may be part of callbacks. Strong improv skills are especially critical for this show and will weigh heavily in casting.

Although this is not a “traditional” musical, there will be songs performed (to be chosen by the cast). Actors with singing skills are especially encouraged to audition.

While this will be a family-friendly show, no one under the age of 18 will be cast.

For questions about the script or the production, contact director Steve Noll (sdnoll@yahoo.com) or check the audition notice on Facebook.

Please be prepared to provide all conflicts from Oct. 3–Dec. 30, 2016.

9 Performances: December 16–18, 21–23, 28–30, 2016

Bartell Theater, Drury Stage, 113 East Mifflin Street, Madison WI

Produced by Bonnie Balke – 608-695-5697 or bonster55@gmail.com

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About Bonnie

Bonnie Balke has been president of Mercury Players Theatre in Madison, WI since May of 2007. She has worked as an actor, director, stage manager, musician, and producer for numerous shows and companies throughout the years.

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