The Wizard of Oz
PERFORMS: November 3-19, 2023
REHEARSALS: Begin late September 2023
By: L. Frank Baum
Music & Lyrics: Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg
Additional Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber & Herbert Stothart
Dance & Vocal Arrangements: Peter Howard
Orchestration: Larry Wilcox
Director: Patrick Klein | Choreographer: Stacey Reed | Vocal Director: Rachel Michelberg
ABOUT THE SHOW:
This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for 80 years!
This will be the RSC version of THE WIZARD OF OZ, 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,” and “The Merry Old Land of Oz,” “Poppies (Optimistic Voices)” and “If I Were King Of The Forest.”
While this production will retain and honor the amazing original style and characterizations, we hope to engage fresh and interesting vocal styles/looks/approaches in our casting and staging.
Location (auditions, rehearsals and performances):
- Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto
- Weeknights 6-9 pm, at least 1 weekend day, beginning approximately 9/25/23
- November 3-19, 2023. Curtain times: Friday/Saturday Performances @ 7:30 pm – Sunday Performances @ 2:00 pm. Additional performances: 11/9 @ 11am and 11/18 @ 2pm
Performances will be live with an in person audience. (**Please see note below for potential to change**)
Please NOTE: there is the possibility that Thursday evening, Saturday matinee, or Sunday evening performances may be added to the run of this show (this will be determined closer to the performance dates, but please include conflict information for all eventualities).
NOTE: While adults will be cast in lead and ensemble roles, children will portray the various Munchkins and Flying Monkeys.
**Please ensure you select the appropriate audition day for your age range**
Tuesday, June 20, 6:30pm – 10pm
ALL ADULTS MUST ATTEND MOVEMENT CALL FROM 6:30-7:30.
Vocal audition appointments follow
Wednesday, June 21, 4p-8p
ALL CHILDREN MUST ATTEND MOVEMENT CALL FROM 4-5.
Vocal audition appointments follow
Video auditions will be accepted for those unable to attend but should NOT be substituted for an in-person audition if that is an option. Video submissions must include a resume and headshot and should be delivered thru the CastingManager portal. Providing a dance reel a video audition would be highly appreciated. All video submissions must be received by 1pm on Monday, June 19.
Audition CastingManager Sign Up Link: CLICK HERE
- After following the link above; under “ACTORS” click LOGIN or SIGN UP
- Create a Casting Manager Actor Account by creating your own unique login
- Upload a profile photo (headshot) and be sure to add your resume
- Under the “AUDITIONS” menu select “Schedule Audition” (note, at times if you are new to the site it is often simpler to re-navigate to the PAP auditions page, and re-click the link in order to get in to the scheduling page)
- Select “Pick a Time Slot” for your appointment
- Select which role(s) you would like to be considered for
- You will need to add your phone number and we request that you list any conflicts in the space provided
- When complete press “APPLY” to confirm your audition appointment
- NOTE: If submitting via video, your audition will need to be uploaded and sent via a YouTube or other accessible URL link in order for our casting team to view.
All roles are non-AEA and volunteer. Per diem offered to Adult Actors to offset expenses. We do not plan to double cast any roles, but we will be casting understudies for leading and featured roles.
As part of our commitment to become a more IDEAL community theatre (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Liberation), Palo Alto Players is looking for strong representation of BIPOC artists and artists of other underrepresented identities in our productions. We see diversity in casting and production staffing (colorful and identity-conscious) as the key to true equity. We are not looking to focus our storytelling on one cultural identity or another, but rather focus on telling a season of stories (old and new) with artists as diverse as our community. This means ensuring our audiences the opportunity to see people whom they identify with both on our stage and behind the scenes.
If you have any questions or concerns please write Production Stage Manager Lauren Howry at [email protected].
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