Magical Starlight Theatre invites you to be part of something new and exciting on the community theatre stage!
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Follow a distraught Dorothy Gale as she is swept away on an adventure over the rainbow. Dorothy begins a journey down the Yellow Brick Road to get back home. With a new group of friends, ruby slippers, and her brains, heart, and courage in tow, not even a Wicked Witch can keep her from discovering the magical power of home.
We will hold auditions for The Wizard of Oz, our January 2020 Production, on Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27 at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, located at 305 W. Jackson Avenue at the northwest corner of Eagle and Jackson Streets in Naperville (enter from upper level). Lead and supporting roles are available for all ages, as well as a strong ensemble of all ages. Auditions for youth under age 16 will be from 1:00-2:30 p.m. and auditions for actors 16 and older will be 2:30-4:00 p.m. both days. Youth must be in fourth grade or higher. Call backs, if necessary, will be held on Monday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Youth and adults are asked to prepare an up-tempo song highlighting their vocal range and versatility approximately one minute long. All auditioning should bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. There will be a general movement audition and cold reading from the script. Finally, there will be a dance audition; come prepared to move. All auditioning only need to come to one of the two days of auditions – no time slot reservation is required. Auditionees will be grouped as you arrive and register. Once your group has concluded music, reading, and choreography auditions you will be excused. Check out the FAQ at the bottom of this page for more details.
Rehearsals will generally be scheduled for Sunday afternoons, Tuesday evenings, and Thursday evenings. Please bring all conflicts for rehearsals, tech week, and performances to auditions. Rehearsal schedule is based on cast member availability that is provided at auditions. Not all cast members are required for all rehearsals before January. ALL ACTORS are expected for ALL January 2020 rehearsals and performances. Eight performances will be presented: January 10-12 and 17-19, 2020. Performances are presented at Naperville Central High School Auditorium. Friday performances are 7:30 pm, Saturday performances are 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm, and Sunday performances 1:30 pm.
Magical Starlight Theatre is looking for storytellers with strong emotional and physical commitment to the characters. As such, all auditioning actors are asked to participate in each part of the audition process including singing and movement. All actors cast in this production will be expected to sing and some may be asked to play multiple roles
We are looking for storytellers with strong emotional, and physical commitment to the characters.
|Character||Description||Stage Appearance / Gender||Vocal Range / Other Notes|
|Dorothy Gale||Young girl from Kansas. Straightforward, loyal, protective, a dreamer. (Comfortable with dog.)||15-18 years old, Female||Mezzo Soprano|
|Hunk/Scarecrow||Farm Hand – Know it all, clumsy. Scarecrow – energetic, clever, loyal & caring. Strong physical movement and strong comedic timing.||18+, Male||Baritone|
|Hickory / Tin Man||Farm Hand – jovial, friendly Tin Man – kind hearted, hopeless romantic, polite & gentlemanly.||18+, Male||Strong Baritone|
|Zeke / Cowardly Lion||Farm Hand – big talker, but a softie Lion – bravado and cowardice, endearing. Strong comic timing.||18+, Male||Strong Baritone|
|Emily Gale||Dorothy’s aunt, motherly caring, no nonsense, honest hard worker.||Adult, Female|
|Henry Gale||Dorothy’s uncle, taskmaster, kind, fair, proud, wry sense of humor||Adult, male|
|Miss Almira Gultch||Local busybody – prudish, sharp, self- righteous, and mean.||Adult, Female||(Possible double as Wicked Witch)|
|Wicked Witch of the West||Vengeful villain, angry & ruthless. strong stage presence, comedic timing, killer cackle||Adult, Female||(Possible double as Miss Gultch)|
|Professor Marvel / The Wizard||Professor Marvel – Eccentric con man, good hearted The Wizard – resourceful, theatrical||Adult, Male|
|Glinda the Good Witch||Benevolent fairy godmother. Graceful, optimistic.||Adult, Female||Mezzo Soprano|
|Emerald City Guard||Earnest, exuberant and welcoming.||Adult, Male||Baritone|
|Munchkins||Childlike inhabitants of Munchkinland, joyous, wonderment
The Mayor – Pompous
The Coroner – Scientific & confident
The Barrister – Nit Picky
City Fathers – Official
Lollipop Guild – Industrious & tough
Lullaby League – Sweet & Serene
|Youth, Male & Females|
|Crows||Nemesis of the Scarecrow||Youth, Male||Strong singers and dancers|
|Trees||Enchanted friends of Tin Man||Youth Female||Strong singers|
|Jitterbugs||Wicked witch army of insects to dissuade Dorothy & Friends||Dancers, Male & Female|
|Ozians||Citizens of Emerald City – enthusiastic, naïve, kind, Bright, helpful, & efficient||All Ages, Male & Female|
|The Winkies||Guards at Wicked Witch palace – stoic, orderly, and dim witted
Winkie General – matter of fact, simple
|Flying Monkeys||Wicked Witch Henchmen – obedient, strong physical movement
Nikko – Commander of the monkeys – witch’s collaborator
|Youth, Male or Female|
If you have additional questions not answered below, email: info@MagicalStarlight.org.
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