Wizard of Oz
Young Performers’ Edition
By: L. Frank Baum
Directors: Desi Brown & Josh Hargrove
Audition Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Auditions will be held in the Wylie Acting Group theatre at 205 Industrial Court in Wylie. Once you are registered, you will receive a link to select a specific audition time via Signup Genius. Arrive ready to have your photo taken approximately 10 minutes before your scheduled time. Photos will be used for the Starboard. Please do not bring props to the audition. Also, the casting committee requests that you do not wear costumes or face paint.
For your audition, you will need to prepare and memorize a monologue and song from the sides below.
Roles: Character roles are open to youth in grades K – 8
Crew: Crew roles are open to youth in grades 8-12
Rehearsals begin Tuesday, March 30th and will be held weekly on Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday for the most part. Generally, weekday rehearsals will be from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and Saturdays will vary. There is a possibility that additional rehearsals will be called. Attendance by all actors, crew members, and an adult representative at the first rehearsal is required and nonnegotiable. Rehearsal attendance is crucial, but no absences are allowed on any rehearsal marked mandatory unless disclosed in registration form conflicts. Inability to attend rehearsals affects casting eligibility.
- Friday, June 4th at 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, June 5th at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
- Sunday, June 6th at 2:30 p.m.
- Friday, June 11th at 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, June 12th at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
- Sunday, June 13th at 2:30 p.m.
Wizard of Oz
Here, here, what’s all this jabber-wapping when there’s work to be done? Go feed those hogs before they worry themselves into anemia! Now, Dorothy, dear, stop imagining things. You always get yourself into a fret over nothing. Just help us out today, and find yourself a place where you won’t get into any trouble.
Well, I’m a little muddled. The Munchkins called me because a new witch has just dropped a house on the Wicked Witch of the East. And there’s the house, and here you are, and that’s all that’s left of the Wicked Witch of the East. And so what the Munchkins want to know is… are you a good witch, or a bad witch?
Why, my little party’s just beginning! Guards! Seize them! Ring around the rosy, a pocket full of spears! Thought you’d be pretty foxy, didn’t you? Well, I’m going to start in on you right here, one after the other! And the last to go will see the first three go before her! And your mangy little dog too! Hmmmm…. where to begin? Ah, yes! How about a little fire Scarecrow? Oh you cursed brat! Look at what you’ve done! I’m melting! Melting! Oh, what a world, what a world! Who would have thought a little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness?
But it wasn’t a dream, it was a place. And you, and you, and you were there. But you couldn’t have been could you? No Aunt Em, this was a real, truly live place. And I remember that some of it wasn’t very nice, but most of it was beautiful! But, just the same, all I kept saying to everybody was, I want to go home. And they sent me home. Doesn’t anybody believe me? Oh but anyway, Toto, we’re home. Home! And this is my room and you’re all here! And I’m not going to leave here, ever, ever again, because I love you all! And, oh, Auntie Em, there’s no place like home.
Oh, I’m not feeling at all well. You see, it’s very tedious being stuck up here all day long with a pole up your back. Of course, I’m not bright about doing things, but if you’ll just…bend the nail down in the back, maybe I’ll slip off and …(falls and legs wobble a bit). My, it’s good to be free! Hey look! Crows! You get on out of here! Boo! Scat! …(sad) I can’t even scare a crow! They come from miles around just to eat in my field and laugh in my face! Oh, I’m a failure because I haven’t got a brain.
Put ‘em up! Put ‘em up! I’ll fight you with one paw tied behind my back. I’ll fight you standing on one foot. I’ll fight you with my eyes closed. Oh, scared, huh? How long can you stay fresh in that can? (laughs) Come on! Get up and fight! (Gets hit in the nose). Ow! Whadcha do that for? I didn’t bite him! You didn’t have to go and hit me, did you? Is my nose bleeding? You’re right. I am a coward. I haven’t any courage at all. I even scare myself. Look at the circles under my eyes. I haven’t slept in weeks.
I am Oz, the Great and Powerful! Who are you? Silence! The Great and Powerful Oz knows why you have come. Step forward, Tin Man! You dare to come to me for a heart, do you? You clinking, clanking, clattering collection of caliginous junk! And you, Scarecrow, have the effrontery to ask for a brain? You billowing bale of bovine fodder! Well, the beneficent Oz has every intention of granting your requests! But first, you must prove yourselves worthy by performing a very small task. Bring me the broomstick of the Witch of the West.
Wizard of Oz
Choose 1 song from below to prepare for auditions.
1. Somewhere over the Rainbow – Begin singing at 0:15 sec. and stop at 1:16
Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high, there’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby.
Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.
Someday I wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far behind me.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops away above the chimney tops, that’s where you’ll find me.
2. Ding Dong the Witch is Dead – Begin singing at 0:10 sec. and stop at 0:40
Ding dong the witch is dead. Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch. Ding dong the Wicked Witch is dead.
Wake up you sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed. Wake up, the Wicked Witch is dead.
She’s gone where the goblins go, Below, below, below, yo ho, Let’s open up and sing, and ring the bells out,
Ding Dong the merry o, sing it high, sing it low. Let them know the Wicked Witch is dead.
3. If I Only had a Brain – Begin singing at 0:03 sec. and stop at 0:49
I could while away the hours, conferin’ with the flowers, consultin’ with the rain.
And my head I’d be scratchin’, while my thoughts were busy hatchin’ if I only had a brain.
I’d unravel every riddle, for any individ’dl, in trouble or in pain.
While the thoughts you’d be thinkin’ you could be another Lincoln, if you only had a brain.
Oh, I could tell you why the oceans near the shore.
You could think of things you’d never thunk before.
And then I’d sit and think some more.