THE WIZ: THE MUSICAL
Book by William F. Brown Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
A wild, crazy, and fun version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.
Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz have been set to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul music. Everybody knows the story, but now it’s a new fantasy for today—mysterious, opulent and fanciful.—Samul French, INC.
“Radiates so much energy you can hardly sit in your seat…great fun.”—N.Y. Post
Who: Century College Theatre Company
Where: Century College Theatre 3401 Century Avenue N., White Bear Lake, MN 55110
General Open Auditions: December 5 & 6, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Callbacks: December 7, 2017 at 6:00PM
NO AUDITION-TIME APPOINTMENTS NECESSARY
ALL ROLES ARE OPEN!!!!
Our Production Is Going To Be A Multi-Cultural Celebration As We Produce This Great Musical To Be A Diversity Extravaganza!
What to Prepare: A one-minute song of your choice (must bring marked sheet music-accompanist will be provided). There will also be dance auditions, so please wear clothes and shoes you can move in.
Rehearsals: February 12-April 12, 2018 Monday –Friday 6:00-10:00PM
Performances: April 13-28, 2018
Further information: (651) 747-4059
AUNT EM: 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: 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 accempting the responsibilities of adulthood.
UNCLE HENRY: 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: 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):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: 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: 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: 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: Age Flexible (Range: Non-Singing)
Guards the gate to the Emerald City.
THE WIZ: 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: 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: Age Flexible (Range: Non-Singing)
Weak coward. Evillene's number one.
WINGED MONKEY: 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: Age Flexible (Range: Alto, C4-Eb5)
Good Witch of the South. Prettiest of all the witches. Very wise in the way of show-business.
TOTO, PIT SINGERS, TORNADO, MUNCHKINS, CROWS, KALIDAHS, POPPIES, FIELD MICE, EMERAL CITY CITIZENS, SOLDIER MESSENGER
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