The Wizard of Oz – August 2018

Production Team

  • Director – Josie Dwyer
  •  Musical Director – David Catterall
  • Producer – Samantha O’Hare
  • Choreographer – Amber Hook
  • Assistant MD/Orchestra Supervisor/Richmond High Liaison – Scott Turner
  • Assistant Director – Janelle Grimshaw
  • Stage Manager – Andrew McMaster
  • Props Manager – John Dwyer
  • Set Design – John Grimshaw

If you would like to be a part of this production, you must read the The Wizard of Oz Information Pack (pdf, 351kb). 

You may also attend our Information Evening on Tuesday 27 March at 7.30pm at Richmond School of Arts. 

Audition Information

All auditions will be held at Richmond High School (Drama Building), Lennox St, Richmond.

Please note the minimum age for this production is 8 years old.

Individual auditions are being held: 

  • Thursday 12 April: 7pm to 10pm
  • Sunday 15 April: 10am to 3pm
  • Monday 16 April: 7pm to 10pm
  • Tuesday 17 April: 7pm to 10pm
  • Wednesday 18 April: Callbacks

Movement auditions are being held Sunday 15 April: 

  • Kids ensemble: 3.30pm to 5pm
  • Leads/Featured ensemble: 5pm to 6pm
  • Tinman/Trees tapping: 6pm to 6.30pm
  • Featured dancers: 6.30pm to 8pm

How you need to audition:

Leads and Featured Ensemble
Leads (Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion and Glinda) and featured ensemble roles require an individual singing/acting audition and a group movement audition. For the roles of the Tinman and the Apple Trees, this group movement audition will involve tap dancing. The group movement audition will take place on Sunday April 15. Other lead roles will also be asked to do an acting audition at the same time as their singing audition (refer the Information Pack for details on audition requirements for each lead role).

You must book your individual audition online and then turn up to the leads group movement audition from 5pm to 6.30pm Sunday April 15. (see below for details about booking an audition)

Adult Ensemble
People auditioning for the ensemble need only attend an individual singing audition.

You must book your individual audition online. (see below for details about booking an audition)

Child Ensemble (ages 8 – 12)
All children interested in being in the child ensemble must attend the Child Ensemble auditions on Sunday April 15 from 3.30pm to 5pm. At this session we will be asking children to sing in a group and also as individuals. Each child auditioning will need to sing an extract from “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead”.

You do NOT need to book to attend this audition, just turn up on the day. Use the link below to download the sheet music for the audition song.

Featured Dancers (min. age 12)
Featured dancers will need to attend a separate Dance audition on Sunday April 15 from 6.30pm to 8pm. You will learn a dance routine and be asked to sing “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead” (in a group). Please wear comfortable/dance attire and shoes.

You do NOT need to book to attend this audition, just turn up on the day.  Use the link below to download the sheet music for the audition song.

Booking your individual singing/acting audition

  1. Book a timeslot for your audition online.
  2. Download this Word version of the Audition Form. Fill it in and include a recent photo, then print it out and bring it the audition.
  3. Download the sheet music for the role/s you wish to audition for (see below).
  4. If auditioning for a lead or featured ensemble role, familiarise yourself with the Audition Side/s (script extract) for the role/s you are interested in .
  5. If auditioning for a lead or featured ensemble role, don’t forget to attend the group movement audition on Sunday April 15. 

Audition Songs

You can listen to the music from the Wizard of Oz online. 

  • Dorothy: Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  • Scarecrow: If I Only Had a Brain
  • Tinman: If I Only Had a Heart 
  • Lion: If I Only Had the Nerve 
  • Glinda: Munchkinland
  • Featured Ensemble: Ding Dong the Witch is Dead 
  • Adult Ensemble/Child Ensemble/Featured Dancers: Ding Dong the Witch is Dead 

Performance Information

  • Friday Aug 10 – 8pm
  • Saturday Aug 11 – 2pm & 8pm
  • Sunday Aug 12 – 3pm
  • Friday Aug 17 – 8pm
  • Saturday Aug 18 – 2pm & 8pm
  • Sunday Aug 19 – 3pm

Rehearsals

Richmond Players hold rehearsals on Monday and Wednesday  nights, from approx. 7pm to 10pm. It is anticipated rehearsals for leads will begin April and ensemble rehearsals will begin May.

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