The Wizard of Oz - Audition Notice - Actors/Singers/Dancers

Date Posted: Sep 11, 2017
Application Deadline: Sep 19, 2017

Salary: TBD
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Term: Contract
Career Level: Doesn’t apply

Organization Description

Lower Ossington Theatre

Established in 2007, The Lower Ossington Theatre (also known as The LOT) has become a hub for theatre in the downtown core. The LOT is also the home of Toronto Youth Theatre (TYT), a registered charity dedicated to giving young people the opportunity of working and growing in a professional theatre environment.



Job Description

Production name: The Wizard of Oz
Rehearsals start: October 2017
Performances: December 2nd, 2017 – February 18th, 2018
Audition date: September 20th
Deadline to submit: September 19th
All roles are paid, non-equity.


Lower Ossington Theatre is committed to gender equity and cultural diversity in all of our practices. We strongly encourage submissions from all performers interested in being involved with this production.
Additional information:
The Wizard of Oz
By L. Frank Baum
With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by
Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.
When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow that needs a brain, a Tin Man missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West in order to earn his help.
We are seeking performers with strong acting, dancing and singing skills.
Please prepare a 32 bar musical selection, song choice should fit with the era and character of the show. Please also prepare a dramatic monologue.
Casting most roles: (Some performers will be expected to play multiple roles)
Dorothy Gale: Age 15-25
A strong singer who also moves well on stage; must not be allergic to dogs.
The Scarecrow: Age 18-50
A strong singer/dancer with an "honest" quality, a sympathetic and optimistic friend, lovable and clumsy, must be an excellent dancer, acrobatic skills preferred.
The Tinman: Age 18-50
A singer/strong dancer, charming and thoughtful, a kind-hearted romantic.
The Cowardly Lion: Age 18-50
A singer who also moves well on stage, cuddly actor with excellent comic timing.
Uncle Henry: Age 35-70
Ensemble:
The Munchkins / Flying Monkeys: Age 12-70
 
Produced by Joseph Patrick
Directed by: Lilian King
Musical Direction by: Aaron Eyre
Choreography by: Kiri-Lyn Muir


Rehearsals are from October-November 2017, Performances are from December 2 – February 18 (with possible extension).  The weekly performance schedule is 5 shows, Friday through Sunday with two show times on Saturdays & Sundays.

How to Apply:

EMAIL SUBMISSIONS ONLY. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Please submit a headshot and resume (in PDF format only) by September 19th.
Only those granted an audition time will be contacted.
Submit headshot and resume in PDF form to: lotheatreauditions@gmail.com
 

Contact Info:

Name: Regan Newton
Telephone: 4169156747
Email: lotheatreauditions@gmail.com
Website: www.lowerossingtontheatre.com

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