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WINNER! 7 Tony Awards - Including Best Musical!

WINNER! 5 Drama Desk Awards - Including Outstanding Music & Lyrics!

A beloved Broadway gem, The Wiz infuses L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with a dazzling mix of rock, gospel, and soul music.

 

This timeless tale of Dorothy's adventures through the Land of Oz is a fun, family-friendly, modern musical and is a popular show for audiences of all ages.

Book by William F. Brown
Music & Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
March 3-11, 2017

Audition Info Form           Audition Form          Song Excerpt

Ease on Down clip - The Wiz
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"Ease on Down the Road" Audition Cut

Audition Schedule - November 28

Session 1: Monday, 2:30-3:30pm       Session 2: Monday, 3:30-4:30pm     Session 3: Monday, 4:30-5:30pm

Audition Schedule - November 29

Choreography (on stage) and Pit Singer audition (chorus room): Tuesday, 2:30-4pm   

Session 4: Tuesday, 4-5pm

Audition Schedule - November 30

Callbacks (by invitation): Wednesday, 2:30-4:30pm

Characters

AUNT EM: Female, Late 30's (Range: Mezzo Soprano, G3-C5)

Dorothy's Aunt. Life has not been easy for her and promises little else. Harsh towards Dorothy at times, but acts out of love.

DOROTHY: Female, 13-16 (Range:  Mezzo Soprano, G3-B5)

Bright eyed and alive as can be. Would rather remain a child as long as possible instead of accepting the responsibilities of adulthood.

UNCLE HENRY: Male, Late 30's (Range: Non-Singing)

Dorothy's Uncle. Physically run down from years of hard work on the farm. Often acts as the voice of reason towards Aunt Em.

ADDAPERLE: Female, Age Flexible (Range: Mezzo Soprano, F3-C5)

Good Witch of the North. Has magic powers she refers to as "doing tricks." Her magic abilities don't always pan out as well as she would like them to.

YELLOW BRICK ROAD (Four Actors): Male or Female, Age Flexible (Range: Flexible, F4-Db5/F3-Db4)

Four dancing actors combine to create the Yellow Brick Road. Metaphorically represents the road Dorothy travels down, encouraging her along the way.

SCARECROW: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Tenor, D3-A4)

Tired of being a scarecrow and the prospect of not going anywhere. Embarks on the journey to see The Wiz in hopes he can provide a brain.

TIN MAN: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Baritone, E3-A4)

Human at one time. Lost all his limbs to a cursed axe. Joins in the journey in hopes the Wiz will provide him a heart because “it isn’t enough to be good looking.”

LION: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Baritone, G2-Bb4)

Travels around the jungle scaring people, but has “a yellow streak a mile wide.” Coward state stems from deeper mother issues and gets regular counseling from an owl. Joins in the journey to see the wiz to gain some courage.

GATEKEEPER: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Non-Singing)

Guards the gate to the Emerald City.

THE WIZ: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Tenor, C3-A4)

All powerful leader over the land of Oz. Hides his true nature behind the façade of a temperamental leader. His true identity is an enigma.

EVILLENE: Female, Age Flexible (Range: Alto, Bb3-Db5)

Wicked Witch of the West. Low-down evil. Not a kind bone in her body nor kind thought in her rotten mind.

LORD HIGH UNDERLING: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Non-Singing)

Weak coward. Evillene's number one.

WINGED MONKEY: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Non-Singing)

Servant of the Wicked Witch of the West. Summoned to do her bidding. The mere mention of him brings fear.

GLINDA: Female, Age Flexible (Range: Alto, C4-Eb5)

Good Witch of the South. Prettiest of all the witches. Very wise in the way of show-business.

ENSEMBLE:

TOTO (a dog), PIT SINGERS, TORNADO, MUNCHKINS, CROWS, KALIDAHS, POPPIES, FIELD MICE, EMERALD CITY CITIZENS, SOLDIER MESSENGER

Orchestra

Reed I (Flute, Alto Saxophone, Piccolo)

Reed II (Flute, Alto Saxophone, Piccolo)
Reed III (Alto Flute, Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone)

Reed IV (Oboe, Baritone Saxophone, Alto Flute, Clarinet, English Horn)
Trumpet I & II 
Trumpet III
Horn
Trombone I
Trombone II
Percussion I & II (Timpani, Vibraphone, Bell-Tree, Bells, Tambourine, Xylophone, Triangle, Shaker, Conga/Tumbadora, Bongo Drums, Gourd, Cow Bell, Sand Block, Woodblock, Ratchet, Marimba, Cuica, Chimes, Whistle I & II, Cymbal, Timbale, Claves, Vibraslap, Cabasa)
Drums
Violins 
Cello
Bass
Guitar

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