The Wizard of Oz
Denton Community Theatre is pleased to announce open auditions for our production of The Wizard of Oz, By L. Frank Baum, With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg, Background Music by Herbert Stothart, Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard, Orchestration by Larry Wilcox, Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros. This production is directed by Mildred A. Peveto with music direction by Ray Staniszewski.
Auditions are May 21 and 22, 2018. Callbacks (if needed) will be held on May 23, 2018. Auditions begin at 6:30PM and end at 10PM. Please be prepared to stay the entire time.
Please arrive at the theatre at 6:30PM on audition days to complete your application and sign-in for auditions. Music auditions will begin promptly at 7PM. Please dress in comfortable clothes and shoes that will allow for easy movement during the dance portion of auditions.
A current headshot and resume are preferred but not required. Anyone 8 years of age and up is welcome to audition.
Auditions will be broken down as follows:
7-8:30PM: Music/Singing Auditions (Please prepare 15 bars of music with piano accompaniment.)
8:30-10PM: Dance/Choreography Auditions
Cast list will announced/posted by Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Rehearsals will begin Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Performance dates are August 10-12, 16-19, 2018.
About the show: Faithful to the movie, this musical tells the story of Dorothy Gale’s adventures in the magical land of Oz. Brought there by a tornado, she only wants to get back home to Kansas. She is helped by the unlikely friends that she meets along the way; a scarecrow, a tin man, and a cowardly lion. Together they face the Wicked Witch of the West and get an audience with the wizard himself.
Crave & The Zoo Story
Denton Community Theatre is excited to announce auditions for our next POINTBank Black Box production, Crave by Sarah Kane & The Zoo Story by Edward Albee directed by Kerri Peters. These will be presented together for each performance
Auditions will be held June 17 at 6:30pm at the POINTBank Black Box Theatre located at 318 E. Hickory, Denton. Performances will be at the POINTBank Black Box Theatre August 3-4.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. The director suggests that all actors read the scripts prior to auditions, but they do not need to have anything prepared. Auditions will consist of cold readings and movement.
About the shows:
Crave is a one-act play that resembles a spoken poem with an underlying theme of pain in love. The four characters are haunted by myriad dark issues including rape, incest, drug addiction, mental illness, murder, and suicide.
The Zoo Story is a one-act play that explores isolation, loneliness, miscommunication, and dehumanization in a commercial world. The elements of ironic humor and unrelenting dramatic suspense are brought to a climax when Jerry brings his victim down to his own savage level.
All roles are available:
A- male. Age is not important. Echoes the past.
B- male. Probably younger than A. Possibly a teenager. Feels nothing. Emotionally and physically abusive.
C- female. Age is not important.
M- female. Has maternal instincts and wants to care.
The Zoo Story
Peter- has a family, is established in life.
Jerry- is isolated, and craves meaningful communication.