Auditions for THE WIZARD OF OZ!
Hagerstown. MD (08/07/2019) – The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children’s Theater is holding AUDITIONS for THE WIZARD OF OZ on Wednesday, August 21. Sign-in for children 5+ begins at 6:00pm. Auditions for children 5+ begins at 6:30pm. Sign-in for adults 13+ begins at 6:30pm. Auditions for adults 13+ begins at 7:15pm. Auditions will be held at The Playhouse which is located at 44 North Potomac Street, Rear in the heart of Hagerstown’s Arts and Entertainment District and City Center.
Follow the yellow brick road again! Young Dorothy lives on a farm in Kansas where a large tornado picks her house, and her dog up and deposits them in the land of Oz. Things in Oz are strange and beautiful, but Dorothy just wants to get back home. She’s helped by the Good Fairy of the North, but she’s also in trouble with the Wicked Witch of the West, who seeks revenge for the death of the Wicked Witch of the East, for which she blames Dorothy. While searching her way home she meets a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who needs a heart, and a cowardly lion who needs courage.
This production will be directed by Laura J. Martin with music direction by Britany Atwater and choreography by Chelsea Bondarenko. All roles are open. Please prepare 16 bars of a song in the style of the show to sing a cappella. You may also be asked to learn/sing a song from The Wizard of Oz, so familiarity with the cast recording is highly encouraged, but not required. Be prepared to perform cold readings from the script. There will also be a dance audition, so please bring or wear clothes that you can movie in and that show our choreographer how you move. Please also bring jazz/character shoes if you have them.
Those cast will be given the opportunity to join the lunch/dinner service staff (if legally eligible, and following training) where they may earn gratuities. There is no compensation for solely performing in the production.
Performance Dates (all performances in the evening unless specified): November 15, 16, 23, 30, December 1 (matinee), 6, 7, 8 (matinee), 13, 14, 15 (matinee), 21, 22 (matinee).