AUDITIONS for THE WIZARD OF OZ

Following our outstandingly successful production of

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in 2023!

 

Actors, dancers and singers aged 10-21 years are invited to audition for our

Adelaide Theatre Academy production of

THE WIZARD OF OZ in the 2024 Adelaide Fringe.

 

 

 

About Theatre Bugs and Adelaide Theatre Academy

 

Theatre Bugs & Adelaide Theatre Academy is South Australia’s largest performing arts school for children. Throughout the last 25 years more than 20,000 students have benefited from our diverse range of classes, workshops and production activities. We are dedicated to producing high quality stage productions and training in the performing arts for Adelaide‚Äôs youth. Our recent productions Singin‚Äô In The Rain Jr, Little Shop Of Horrors, Oliver!, Peter Pan, Mary Poppins & Chitty Chitty Bang Bang received critical acclaim and award nominations from the Adelaide Theatre Guide and the Theatre Association of South Australia.

 

The Show

THE WIZARD OF OZ

 

“The Wizard of Oz” follows the magical journey of Dorothy, a young girl from Kansas, who finds herself transported to the enchanting land of Oz after a tornado sweeps her away. Desperate to return home, Dorothy embarks on a quest to meet the fabled Wizard, who she believes can help her. Along the way, she befriends a lovable scarecrow, a rusty tin man, and a cowardly lion, who join her in her quest. Together, they face numerous obstacles, including the Wicked Witch of the West, as they strive to reach the Emerald City and discover the true power of friendship, courage, and the importance of believing in oneself.

The Creative Leadership Team

Director ‚Äď Georgia Brass

 

Georgia has undertaken specialist music, drama and dance education for over 20 years. She has performed in a number of variety shows and musicals as a singer, dancer and actor, and has extensive dance experience in multiple genres including: jazz, hip hop, contemporary and Bollywood. She has experience in teaching middle school Dance and Music, and teaching Drama from Years 7-12, directing many productions across many schools including Seaford Secondary College, Henley High School, Sacred Heart College, St Peter’s College, and currently Loreto College. She choreographed Adelaide Theatre Academy’s productions of 13 РThe Musical and Moana Jr, and directed Adelaide Theatre Academy’s critically acclaimed 2023 Fringe production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Georgia graduated with a Bachelor of Education and Arts (Drama specialisation) from Flinders University in 2016.

 

Musical Director ‚Äď Nicole Willis

Nicole is an experienced educator with a love for musical theatre. She has spent over 20 years in the music industry and is passionate about nurturing young performers. As the Music Learning Area Coordinator at Loreto College, she was involved in musical productions including Mary Poppins and The Lion King. Nicole specialises in arranging and conducting bands and ensembles of all ages. She was an active member of the South Australian Music Camp.
Nicole¬†is the Junior School Music Coordinator at Saint Ignatius’ College,¬†where she continues her passion for developing young performers. As Coordinator,¬†Nicole¬†has curated a vast array of performance opportunities including Carol, Festival of Arts and A Night at the Theatre.¬†Nicole¬†is looking forward to¬†working with Adelaide Theatre Academy and their 2024 Fringe production of The Wizard of Oz.

 

Choreographer ‚Äď Jacinta Vistoli

Jacinta has studied a wide variety of dance styles and has taught Jazz, Tap and Classical for North Eastern Academy of Dance. As a member of the Performing Arts Faculty at Loreto College, Jacinta taught Dance & Drama and was key Choreographer for Wakakirri (Australia’s largest performing arts event for schools), and both Junior and Senior musicals at Loreto College. Jacinta choreographed our recent Fringe productions of Oliver, Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. She is currently the Head of Arts at Sacred Heart College. Jacinta has been involved in multiple community theatre productions. She recently appeared as Sister Robert Anne in The Met’s production of Nunsense and choreographed their productions of Legally Blonde and Hello Dolly. Jacinta holds a Bachelor of Education (JP/P) and Graduate Certificate in Education (Catholic Education) from the University of South Australia.

 

AUDITION DETAILS

WHEN

Friday July 28, Saturday July 29 &  Sunday July 30

(bookings essential-CLICK HERE)

 WHERE

Theatre Bugs Hall,

79 Beulah Rd, Norwood

 

 

WHEN BOOKING YOUR AUDITION:

Please note you are only required to book one audition time for a role in The Wizard of Oz. If you choose to audition for a lead/minor role, you will automatically be considered for ensemble if you are not offered a character role.

Please only book into an ensemble audition time if you wish to be considered for ensemble only.

A ‚ÄúHow to Audition‚ÄĚ information pack will be sent to you after you have registered for an audition. Please note that this information pack will be sent to your registered email address on or after Friday July 7th.

 

CHARACTER AUDITION INFORMATION

Cast of Characters

Lead Roles

Dorothy Gale

Aunt Em / Glinda, the Good Witch of the North

Uncle Henry / Emerald City Guard)

Zeke the Farmhand / The Cowardly Lion

Hickory the Farmhand / The Tinman

Hunk the Farmhand / The Scarecrow

Miss Almira Gulch / The Wicked Witch of the West

Professor Chester Marvel / The Wizard of Oz)

 

Character Roles and Ensemble Opportunities

Mayor Fiddler

Coroner Braggart

Barristers

School Teachers

City Fathers

Tots

Tough Guys

Beauticians

Polishers

Manicurists

Oz Men & Women

Winkie General

Nikko (Commander of the Monkeys)

Jitterbug (Lead Dancer)

Munchkins (The Citizens of Munchkinland)

Poppies & Snowmen

Ozians

Jitterbugs & Ghosts

Oz Men & Women

Rehearsal and Production Commitments

All cast members must be available for the following dates:

Pre-Xmas Rehearsals

  • Sunday 3rd December 2023 (9am – 4pm)

First read through and workshop followed by welcome drinks for cast/parents.

Rehearsal week during January 2024 school holidays: (Hungarian Hall, Osmond Tce. Norwood)

  • Tuesday 2nd January ‚Äď Saturday 6th January 2024 (9am ‚Äď 4pm)

Rehearsals during Term: Norwood

  • Sunday 14th January 2024 (9am – 4pm)
  • Sunday 21st January 2024 (9am – 4pm)
  • Sunday 28th January 2024 (9am – 4pm)
  • Sunday 4th February 2024 (9am – 4pm)
  • Sunday 11th February 2024 (9am – 4pm)
  • Sunday 18th February 2024 (9am – 4pm)
  • Sunday 25th February 2024 (9am ‚Äď 4pm)

Production Week at the Norwood Concert Hall:

  • Thursday 29th February 2024 (Cast 1 from 12pm ‚Äď 9pm)
  • Friday 1st March 2024 (Cast 2 from 9am ‚Äď 6pm)

Performances:

  • Friday 1st March 7.30pm (Cast 1)
  • Saturday 2nd March at 11am (Cast 1)
  • Saturday 2nd March at 3.15pm (Cast 1)
  • Saturday 2nd March at 7.30pm (Cast 2)
  • Sunday 3rd March at 2.30pm (Cast 2)
  • Sunday 3rd March at 7.30pm (Cast 2)

Production Fees

The production fee for The Wizard of Oz includes:

  • Over 90 hours of performing arts
  • The Wizard of Oz show t-shirt.
  • Adelaide Theatre Academy rehearsal bag filled with
  • Costume hire (you will only need to supply basic items such as dance shoes, stockings, undergarments).
  • Welcome drinks and nibbles for parents and
  • An incredible and unforgettable performance

 

The production fee for The Wizard of Oz is:

  • Instalment 1: $245 payable by Friday 1st September 2023
  • Instalment 2: $295 payable by Friday 10th November 2023
    ( a 10% discount is offered to siblings)

 

Why do youth theatre companies charge a fee to be involved in large scale stage productions?

The fees enable producers to cover the costs of directors, choreographers, professional theatre hire, technical requirements and staffing, costumes, sets and much more. Ticket sales and/or presenter fees alone would not cover the expenses which are necessary to provide the outstanding production experience which comes with performing in a major venue such as the Norwood Concert Hall.

 

Book Your Audition by clicking

HERE!

 

or visiting the following weblink https://www.trybooking.com/CJDLJ

For further information please email admin@theatrebugs.com.au

 

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