“Follow the yellow brick road” in this delightful stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale, featuring the iconic musical score from the MGM film. The timeless tale, in which young Dorothy Gale travels from Kansas over the rainbow to the magical Land of Oz, continues to thrill audiences worldwide.
Join Lyric Theatre Company as we usher this legendary story to the Flynn Main Stage once again, as part of our 50th Anniversary Season!
YOUTH AUDITIONS (ages 8-14)
Sunday, December 3, 2023 – Two Sessions
Session 1 – Registration at 8:00 am (audition process will run 8:30 am to 12:00 pm)
Session 2 – Registration at 1:00 pm (audition process will run 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm)
ADULT AUDITIONS (ages 15 to “infinity”)
Monday, December 4 – Thursday, December 7
5:30 pm – Registration
6 pm – Workshops & Auditions begin
Friday, December 8, 2023 – Callbacks as needed
Rehearsals will begin on Sunday, January 7, 2024.
Anyone who is interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities behind the scenes can click the link below to find out more about when and how to join in on the action.
Keep an eye out for a Volunteer Sign-Up form after the Kick-Off Meeting if you are interested in making a more formal commitment.
AUDITION REGISTRATION PROCESS
1. Complete the Audition Form. This includes a policies and procedures form and a parent letter if the auditioner is under 18 years of age as of December 3, 2023. If so, a parent/guardian must sign all documents.
2. Our stage manager, David Bailey, will send you an email to confirm the form was submitted.
3. Audition registration is now open. Email [email protected] with your preferred audition date, and the subject line of “OZ Auditions.” A time slot will be assigned when you arrive on the day of your audition. You will receive a receipt within 24 hours. If you do not, please call the Lyric office at 802-658-1484 to troubleshoot.
Everyone auditioning for The Wizard of Oz must perform one reading selection and one vocal selection from the choices provided. To decide which pieces to perform, please click the links below for detailed Character Descriptions.
KIDS AUDITION MATERIALS
ADULT AUDITION MATERIALS
All of those who are auditioning will be asked to learn a short combination during the Movement Workshop and Audition. We have provided a link below to a video teaching the beginning of the combination, so that you may familiarize yourself with it. There will be an additional combination taught the night of the audition.
PRODUCTION SUPERVISORS Pam Carter & Linda Whalen
Director: Sara McDonald
Choreographers: Sue Bailey & Vonnie Murad
Choreography Consultant: Doris O’Brien
Music Director: Craig Hilliard
Asst. Music Director: Becky Millard
Stage Managers: David Bailey & Shannon Estep
Costumes: Dawn Dudley & Shirley Sweet
Hair: BrieAnna & Linda Fleury
Lighting / Master Electrician: Andy Pearson
Asst. Lighting Freda Tutt
Make-up: Kelley Lane
Projection / Set: Cheri Forsythe & Jane Harissis
Sound: Philip England & Jeffrey Fox
Animation & Projections: Jane Burchard, Philip Caycedo, Wisdom Edwards, Jim Espey,
Miles David Jewell, Jeremy Laclair, & Kay Williams
Costume Construction: Dawn Dudley & Shirley Sweet
Properties (Props): Julianne Nickerson & Ann Vivian
Flying Director: Belinda Emerson
Safety & Security: George Henry and Bill McSalis
Set Construction: Curt Curtis & Len Rubin
Set Decoration: Cathie Covey
Set Engineers: Tim Henderson & Doug Viehmann,
Special Effects: Paul Ledak
Technical Director: Steve Smith
Video Editor: Phil Scharf
Visualizer: Tom Dunn
House: Heidi Racht
Production Parties: TBD
Photography: Steve Mease
Program: Pam Carter & Linda Whalen
Promotional Art: Jane Burchard
Promotional Wear: Pam Jacobs
Promotions: Kylie Halpin
Where can I register?
Registration details will be released after Kick-Off.
What can I expect in my audition?
Unless otherwise noted, auditions will consist of a movement workshop/audition as well as a “traditional audition” which includes the performance of a vocal selection and a reading selection. Vocal workshops to go through music will be held prior to the “traditional audition” on the day of your audition.
Where are auditions held?
All auditions for this production are in-person only, and will be held at the Lyric Creative Space.
Can I pre-register for auditions?
Pre-Registration is strongly encouraged and may be completed after Kick-Off. You only need to attend one Audition Date.
What footwear should I bring?
Please bring a pair of “indoor” shoes to wear. You will be removing your “outdoor footwear” once you enter the Lyric Creative Space.
What is the minimum age requirement to audition?
Everyone auditioning must be at least 8 years old by December 3, 2023.