Audition Notice: The Wizard of Oz

Director: Devery Holmes
Asst. Director: Miriam Durrie-Kirsch
Co-Producers:  James Laguna & Elena Mills
Assist. Producer: Susan Laffer
Music Directors:  Jim Holmes & Shelley Saxer
Choreographer:  Miriam Durrie-Kirsch



Audition Dates & Times: 

Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday; January 10, 11 & 12
From 7:00pm to 8:30pm for children
From 8:00pm to 10:00pm for adults

Audition Location: 
Conejo Players Theatre
351 South Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361-1008
Performance Dates: 
March 11th through April 10th, 2016
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday at 8:00pm; Sunday at 2:00pm
SPECIAL SATURDAY MATINEE on Sat March 26th at 2pm
(No performance Mar 27th - Easter Sunday)
No conflicts accepted for Performance Dates or the week before Opening


January 18 through March 10, 2016
(please see more detailed schedule at auditions)


Audition Requirements: 

Please come to auditions 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork and have your photo taken. Prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show.  An accompanist will be provided. Bring sheet music in the correct key, or a pre-recorded accompaniment (with no vocals). There will also be a movement audition, so please dress appropriately; bring jazz shoes and -- if auditioning for a featured dancer role -- bring tap shoes. You may also be asked to read from the script. Please bring a resume listing theatrical experience, and headshot/picture (do not send in advance). Cast members do not have to be the actual ages of the characters, but must be able to look age-appropriate, and act accordingly. Note: This is a community theater production; non-Equity, no pay.


Plot Summary: 

Like so many girls her age, young Dorothy Gale dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day, a twister hits her farm and carries her away to another world… Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Lion, and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy's imagination! This stage adaptation includes all the beloved songs from the classic 1939 MGM movie musical, including "Munchkin land (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead)," "If I Only Had A Brain," "If I Only Had A Heart," "If I Only Had The Nerve," "We're Off to See The Wizard (Follow the Yellow Brick Road),” "The Merry Old Land of Oz," and – of course – “Over the Rainbow.”  ~RATED G


For More Information: 
Contact Elena Mills at (805) 404-8840 or email James Laguna at
Character Breakdown: 
Dorothy Gale: (Female, 15-25) Strong singer who also moves well on stage; must not be allergic to dogs.
Glinda (doubles as Aunt Em; Female 20-60) Strong singer; “beautiful, benevolent, and beloved,” a very maternal figure.
Scarecrow (doubles as Hunk, a farmhand; Male, age 18-50) Strong singer/dancer with an honest quality; a sympathetic and optimistic friend, loveable and clumsy.
Tinman (doubles as Hickory, a farmhand; Male, age 18-50) Singer and strong dancer; charming and thoughtful, a kind-hearted romantic.
Lion (doubles as Zeke, a farmhand; Male, age 18-50) Singer who also moves well on stage; cuddly actor with excellent comic timing.
Emerald City Guard (doubles as Uncle Henry; Male, age 35-70) A non-singing role. Also plays Dorothy’s uncle and guardian -- a good-hearted, plain-speaking, hard-working Kansas farmer who’s also an affectionate family man.
Miss Almira Gulch (doubles as Wicked Witch of the West; Female, age 20-60) A non-singing role. Vengeful, nasty, and hungry for power.
Professor Chester Marvel (doubles as Wizard of Oz; Male, age 30-70). A non-singing role. An older father figure with a theatrical, eccentric flair.
Adult Ensemble (Male and Female, age 19-75) To play Ozians, Winkies, and various featured roles (crows, trees, etc.). Must be strong singers. Looking for 12 adult ensemble members: 6 good “movers,” and 6 good dancers with tap dancing a plus.
Youth Ensemble (Male and Female, ideally age 7-18) To play Munchkins (Mayor, Barrister, City Fathers, Coroner, 3 tots, 3 toughs), Flying Monkeys, and Jitterbugs. Looking for 16 youth ensemble members; must be confident singers, must move well, and must be able to read from a script.
**ALSO LOOKING FOR a well behaved, house-broken small dog to play TOTO. Please contact co-producers Elena Mills or James Laguna for more information.**