The Wizard of Oz
by Georgetown Palace Theatre

Apr. 30 - May. 01

Follow the yellow brick road in this delightful stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale, featuring the iconic musical score from the MGM film. The timeless tale, in which young Dorothy Gale travels from Kansas over the rainbow to the magical Land of Oz, continues to thrill audiences worldwide.

This version is close to the MGM movie musical and includes the songs Over The Rainbow, Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead), If I Only Had A Brain/A Heart/The Nerve, We’re Off To See The Wizard (Follow The Yellow Brick Road), The Jitterbug, Poppies (Optimistic Voices), If I Were King Of The Forest, and The Merry Old Land of Oz. 

 


The Georgetown Palace announces auditions for our Springer Stage production of The Wizard of Oz. The production is scheduled to open Friday, July 15, 2022 and close on Sunday, August 3, 2022.  

Director: Jon DeMitchell
Music Director: Neal Gibson
Choreographer: Jesee Smart

We’re looking for talented and diverse performers who will have a lot of fun bringing this classic musical to life. We are seeking talented performers of all ethnicities for all roles in this production, ages 5 and up.

Click for The Wizard of Oz Character Breakdown   

 

Children’s Audition will be on Saturday, April 30 at the Doug Smith Performance Center (206 W 2nd Street – across the street from El Monumento) from 2:00p-5:00p. There will be 2 group times available in theater forms to choose from. Children in this productions are considered 5 years old to 12 years old.

All interested in auditioning for a Munchkin / member of Oz should sign up for a time on Saturday, April 30th. The production team will teach them a song, a short dance combination, and have them read a few sides (scenes from the show). No need to prepare anything. Please wear clothing you can move in (shorts, t-shirts, leggings, etc) and shoes you can dance in (no flip flops, crocks, or sandals). PDF and MP3 files of the children’s audition song are available to download if you would like to go over it prior to the audition (see below).

Children’s Audition Form can be found HERE (5yrs old to 12 yrs old)

MUNCHKINS (Children’s Audition) VOCAL SIDE

Adult/Teen Vocal Auditions will be held on Sunday, May 1 on the Springer Stage (810 N Austin Ave) from 6:00p-8:00p or Monday, May 2 on the Springer Stage from 7:00p-10:00p. 

If you sing from 6:00p-7:00p, you will dance that same day at 8:00p. 
If you sing from 7:00p-8:00p, you will dance that same day at 9:00p. 
If you sing on Monday, please come to dance on Sunday at either 8:00p or 9:00p. 

Sunday, May 1 from 8:00p to 10:00pm will be dance/movement auditions on the Springer Stage based on your vocal time. Please wear clothing you can move in (athletic clothing is fine, no jeans please). Dance auditions are required for all performers. Please bring jazz shoes and tap shoes. If you do not own jazz shoes, please bring sneakers that you can move in. 

Vocal auditions will consist of singing one selected vocal side from the show. The song cuts and tracks available below will be used for all initial auditions. Please choose a side from below to perform for your initial audition. Two MP3 files (one with the vocal line; one piano only) and a PDF of the sheet music are available for all audition songs. The “piano only” track will be used for your audition.

TEEN / ADULT AUDITION FORM can be found HERE (13yrs and older)

Callbacks will be in person on Wednesday, May 4th by invitation only from 6:30 to 10 pm on the Springer Stage. Callbacks are posted on the Palace website, but an email with the callback link will be sent to all audition participants when the callback list gets posted online. 

*Please note that several of the characters in Wizard of Oz fly in our production. We have employed a professional flight rigging company to come in and set up our flight equipment and will have at least 1 full dedicated rehearsal for flight choreography and safety once this show loads into the Springer. Our flight captain will maintain the flight system each rehearsal and performance going forward. Flight Safety and the safety of our staff and volunteers is our priority.*

Rehearsals:

The Wizard of Oz will begin rehearsals on or around Saturday, May 21, 2022. Scripts and Scores will be available for pick up before the first rehearsal to those who are offered roles in our production.

Rehearsals are typically held Monday through Thursday from 7:00-10:00 pm and Saturdays or Sundays* from 1:00-5:00 pm. Munchkins may be asked to attend rehearsals beginning at 6:00pm (with an earlier ending time on those specific days). 


Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. Sometimes ticket demand causes us to add Saturday Matinee performances at 2 pm.            

*Sunday rehearsals will be put onto the scheduleonly  if Saturdays become unavailable due to too many cast conflicts. Please put Saturday and Sunday conflicts on your form.

Conflicts:

Please make sure to notate all conflicts that you are aware of on your conflict sheet when filling out your audition form. It is difficult to create a rehearsal schedule if we do not know all of your conflicts up front. Adding all of your conflicts after casting could result in removal of the production. 

Health and Safety Protocols: 

The Georgetown Palace currently encourages masks for all patrons, front of house staff, performers, crew, and musicians during performances.

Masks are optional for performers, crew, and musicians who would like to wear one but we do also encourage submitting a weekly negative PCR test with the Stage Manager. 

We’re constantly monitoring and evaluating our policies and will update them based on guidance from the CDC.

The Georgetown Palace is committed to creating an inclusive and safe environment in which all community members feel a sense of belonging, and does not discriminate in casting practices on the basis of an individual’s ethnicity, age, gender, physical and cognitive ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, country of origin or other factors.  We strongly encourage candidates of all ages, abilities, gender, and ethnicities to audition.

Background checks: Everyone involved with the production must submit to a background check at the Palace’s expense. If you are cast, you will receive a secure link where you can fill it out. There is no cost to you.

The Georgetown Palace Theatre is 501c3 Non-profit organization. There is no compensation for any of the actors.

If you have any questions, please email productions@georgetownpalace.com.