SHOW INFO

The Wizard of Oz (RSC Version)
By L. Frank Baum
Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard / Orchestration by Larry Wilcox
Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.

L. 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.

Presented by The Levoy Theatre
Producer: Sean Pedrick
Director: Maura Mather Jarve
Music Director: Stephen Sheftz
Stage Manager: Carrie Ellis
Choreographer: Connor Twigg
Children’s Chorus Master: Amanda Ellis
Scenic Designer: Mary Boner
Scenic Builder: Chris Watts
Lighting Designer: Richie Rivera
Sound Designer: Tanner Freeman
Costume Designer: Ellen Mather
Props Master: Betty Ann Hickman

PERFORMANCE DATES:

Friday, August 9th, 7pm
Saturday, August 10th, 2pm
Sunday, August 11th, 3pm
Thursday, August 15th, 7pm
Friday, August 16th, 7pm
Saturday, August 17th, 2pm
Sunday, August 18th, 3pm

All performances will take place at The Levoy Theatre, 130 High St N, Millville, NJ 08332. 

ROLE BREAKDOWN

🌪️ DOROTHY GALE

Female presenting, age range: 12 – 25, vocal range: G3-C5 (opt. E5).

Please note, actor will fly. There is a weight limit of 180lbs for this role due to mechanical constraints of the flying system.

🌪️ AUNT EM / GLINDA

The Good Witch of the North – female presenting, age range: 20-60, vocal range: G3-C5. Please note, actor will fly. There is a weight limit of 180lbs for this role due to mechanical constraints of the flying system.

🌪️ UNCLE HENRY / EMERALD CITY GUARD

Male presenting, age range: 20-60, vocal range: Bb2-Eb4.

🌪️ ZEKE / COWARDLY LION

Male presenting, age range 20-60, vocal range: Bb2-F4.

🌪️ HICKORY / TINMAN
Male presenting, age range 20-60, vocal range: Bb2-G4.

🌪️ HUNK / SCARECROW
Male presenting, age range 20-60, vocal range: Bb2-F#4 (opt. Ab4).
🌪️ MISS GULCH / THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST

Female presenting, age range 20-80, no solo singing, but may sing with ensemble. Please note, actor will fly. There is a weight limit of 180lbs for this role due to flying constraints.

 

🌪️ PROFESSOR CHESTER MARVEL / THE WIZARD OF OZ
Male presenting, age range 30-80, no solo singing, but may sing with ensemble. Please note, actor will fly. There is a weight limit of 160lbs for this role due to mechanical constraints of the flying system. 
🌪️ ADULT ENSEMBLE (Age Range 18+)
Sing and play the roles of: Puppeteers, Trees, Poppies, Snowmen, Ozians, Winkies, Flying Monkeys. Flying and non-flying roles available. There is a weight limit of 180lbs for flying monkeys due to mechanical constraints of the flying system.
🌪️ CHILDREN’S ENSEMBLE (Age Range: 6-15)

Sing and play the roles of: Citizens of Munchkinland, Puppeteers, Ozians, Flying Monkeys. Older kids may also work with adult ensemble as needed. Flying and non flying roles available. There is a weight limit of 180lbs for flying monkeys due to mechanical constraints of the flying system.

AUDITION INFO

GENERAL AUDITION GUIDELINES

  • This is a non-equity, community theater production. However, lead roles and adult ensemble members will receive a small travel stipend; children’s ensemble members will not receive a stipend.
  • Dancers are strongly encouraged to participate!
  • Walk-ins will be accepted between appointments if availability allows.
  • Auditionees will receive a number to wear. Photos will be taken at auditions with that number, only for our reference, and will be discarded after casting.
  • You will be able to specify on your audition form whether you will accept a flying role or not. Flying roles have weight restrictions due to the constraints of the flying system. Flying actors will be trained and must attend all three nights of flying training (July 22-24).
  • An accompanist will not be provided so be sure to have your music with you on a device. Bluetooth capabilities and an aux cord will be available.
  • Bring your resume or be prepared to list your previous performance experience. Headshots and resumes may be emailed ahead of time to wizardofoz@levoy.net.

  • Bring a​ typed list ​of conflicts from May 1 onward. Be thorough and specific as this will be used to create our rehearsal schedule.
  • No conflicts will be accepted during our final tech week, August 3-August 8, or for any performances, August 9-18.
  • All performances will take place at The Levoy Theatre, 130 High St N, Millville, NJ 08332.
  • Rehearsals will take place at The Levoy Theatre and The Levoy Arts & Education Center, 16 E Pine St, Millville, NJ 08332.
  • If you have any additional questions regarding these auditions or this production as a whole, please email wizardofoz@levoy.net

CHILDREN’S ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS: April 21, 12:00-5:00pm, by appointment at The Levoy Theatre, 130 High St N, Millville, NJ 08332.

  • Ages 6 through 15 will be accepted. Teens may be considered for adult ensemble roles as well.
  • Prepare one musical theater song to sing from any style. 16-32 bars or 1-1/2 minutes is enough.

  • Sign up for a vocal audition time slot on the SignUpGenius link under the Audition Signup section.

  • Following the vocal audition, there will be a dance audition with our choreographer.

  • Plan to arrive at the theater 10 minutes before your audition time slot, and stay at least one hour after.

LEAD ROLES / ADULT ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS: April 21 & 22, 6:30-9:00pm, by appointment at The Levoy Theatre, 130 High St N, Millville, NJ 08332

  • Ages 16 and up will be accepted.
  • Prepare a ballad or up-tempo song from the traditional musical theater era. 16-32 bars or 1-1/2 minutes is enough.

  • Sign up for a vocal audition time slot on the SignUpGenius link under the Audition Signup section.

  • Plan to arrive at the theater 10 minutes before your audition time slot.

LEAD ROLES / ADULT ENSEMBLE CALLBACKS: April 23, 6:30-9:00pm, by invitation only at The Levoy Theatre, 130 High St N, Millville, NJ 08332

  • Will include dance, readings from script, vocalization.

AUDITION SIGNUP

Auditions and callbacks for The Wizard of Oz are now closed. Please join us for the next production!