Audition Notice: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Plaza Theatre Company

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Audition Notice:

Auditions are: November 22nd and November 24th, 2014

Plaza Theatre Company is pleased to announce open auditions for its upcoming production of THE WIZARD OF OZ. The initial audition is being held on Saturday November 22nd from 9:00 am to Noon or Monday November 24th 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Auditioners need only make an appointment for one of the available days. Audition appointments are available by calling the Plaza Box Office at 817-202-0600 or clicking on the link below.

Click Here To Setup an Audition AppointmentThe audition will be held at Plaza Academy which is located at 221 Mill Street in Cleburne about one block from Plaza Theatre Company. The show will be directed by Soni and Jodie Barrus with musical direction by Soni Barrus, choreography by Angela Burkey and Stage Management by Ruth Ann Warwick.

AUDITION INFORMATION
Those auditioning are asked to come prepared to sing 16 bars of music in the style of the show that will best display their vocal ability. An accompanist will be provided. Additionally, those auditioning will be asked to read cold from the script during the initial audition. The directors will spend around 5 minutes with each individual performer at this initial audition.

A call back audition will be held on Tuesday November 25th. Those who the Directors wish to see further will be invited to the call back audition which may last up to 4 hours time. PLEASE REFER TO THE PLAZA AUDITION GUIDELINES AS WELL AS THE PLAZA AUDITION CREDO WHEN PREPARING YOUR AUDITION. The guidelines and Credo can be found at plaza-theatre.com/auditions

PRODUCTION INFORMATION
The production will play on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Saturday afternoons opening on January 30th and playing thru March 7th. Rehearsals will usually take place Monday thru Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings until opening. No Sunday rehearsals or performances. Rehearsals will begin December 1st.

ABOUT THE THEATRE
Plaza Theatre Company is a 158 seat theatre-in-the-round located at 111 S. Main in Cleburne, TX. The Company produces 10 shows a year usually in the style of family-friendly comedies and musicals. PlazaCo opened in November of 2006 and is currently producing it’s 72nd show. The Company has been the proud recipient of over 46 Column Awards including winning “Best Musical” in 2009, 2010 and 2012 in addition to recently being named “Best Theatre Group” by the WFAA A-List for 2011. Further information about PlazaCo is available by visiting http://www.plaza-theatre.com/

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS
Dorothy Gale – Age 12-20
Aunt Em / Glinda Good Witch of the North
Uncle Henry / Emerald City Guard
Zeke / Cowardly Lion
Hickory / Tinman
Hunk / Scarecrow
Almira Gultch / Wicked Witch of the West
Professor Marvel / The Wizard of Oz
Munchkins (Citizens, Mayor, Coroner, Barrister, City Fathers, Tots, Tough Guys, Braggart)
Osians (Chorus, Beauticians, Polishers, Manicurists)
Winkies & Winkie General (Male Chorus)
Monkeys (Dancers & Chorus Members)
Nikko (Commander of Monkeys)
Jitterbug (Lead Dancer)
Jitterbugs & Ghosts & Dancers

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