***Please note this play both rehearses and performs online using the Zoom platform!***
Synopsis: Take a trip over the rainbow and up the yellow brick road with Dorothy and her little dog Toto, in the all-time family favorite The Wizard of Oz. Suitable for young children, this adaptation tells the beloved story of a girl transported to a strange land who teams up with a Scarecrow, a Cowardly Lion and a Tin Man in her quest to return home.
The Narrators - The narrators are onstage storytellers who furthers the story. Must have great personality, welcoming.
Toto - Cute and energetic. Barks, yet talks. Dorothy's best friend.
The Gatekeeper - Very proper and authoritative. Stern, almost like a prison guard.
Dorothy - Wide eyed young girl full of goodness and energy. Pure and wonderful at heart homesick for her family and home. Please note this role the way the author designed it to be, is played by 4 separate girls, each with a quarter of the story and the lines.
The Scarecrow - Dumb but lovable. In search of a brain. Loyal and a good friend with great physical presence and energy.
The Cowardly Lion - Scared and cowardly, but lovable and loyal to his friends.
The Tinman - Needs a heart. Stiff and robotic but smart and thoughtful. Very loyal like the other friends.
Glinda - Princess like. Very over the top leading lady type. Helpful and kind with great stage presence.
The Wicked Witch - Evil and loud. Big voice and presence.
The Munchkins - Friends of Dorothy and Glinda. Cute with lots of personality. Spunky. Cheery.
The Flying Monkeys - Evil. Henchmen of the Wicket Witch. Willing to do her bidding.
The Tree - Feisty, Not happy someone has picked an apple off them.
Schedule an Audition: Auditions are scheduled for Sunday, April 25th by appointment only ONLINE, EASTERN STANDARD TIME. Please visit this link to schedule your audition: www.supersaas.com/schedule/AlphaNYC/The_Wizard_of_Oz What to Prepare: Either a short monologue OR a short song acapella that shows personality OR a short story OR some knock knock jokes. Very young children, ages 3 & 4 will be given a short sentence to memorize and perform.
For Those Previously Scheduled, Where Are Auditions?: Auditions will be held online using the Zoom platform. A dedicated link will be sent to everyone with an audition scheduled.
Performance Guidelines: This production is non-equity and there is no pay. There are no fees to participate. Performances will take place a online using the Zoom platform.
All times are EASTERN STANDARD Mandatory Rehearsals Sunday, May 2nd- 2PM till 4PM - Cast A Sunday, May 2nd - 4PM till 6PM - Cast B
Saturday, May 8th - 2PM till 4PM - Cast C Saturday, May 8th - 4PM till 6PM - Cast D
Sunday, May 9th - 2PM till 4PM - Cast A Sunday, May 9th - 4PM till 6PM - Cast B
Monday, May 10th - 6PM till 8PM - Cast C
Tuesday, May 11th - 6PM till 8PM - Cast D
Saturday, May 15th - 2PM till 4PM - Cast C Saturday, May 15th - 4PM till 6PM - Cast D
Sunday, May 16th - 2PM till 4PM - Cast A Sunday, May 16th - 4PM till 6PM - Cast B
Monday, May 17th - 6PM till 8PM - Cast C
Tuesday, May 18th - 6PM till 8PM - Cast D
Monday, May 17th - 6PM till 8PM - Cast A
Tuesday, May 18th - 6PM till 8PM - Cast B
Mandatory Dress Rehearsal Wednesday, May 19th - 6PM till 8PM - Cast A
Thursday, May 20th - 6PM till 8PM - Cast B
Saturday, May 22nd - 2PM till 4PM - Cast C Saturday, May 22nd - 4PM till 6PM - Cast D
Mandatory Performances Sunday, May 23rd - 1:30PM, 4:30PM - Cast A Sunday, May 23rd - 3PM, 6PM - Cast B Sunday, May 23rd - 12:30PM, 3:30PM - Cast C Sunday, May 23rd - 2PM, 5PM - Cast D