Auditions

The Wizard of Oz

By L. Frank Baum
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.

Direction by Lori Stokes
Music Direction by Nancy Godfrey
Choreography by Juliane Godfrey
Flying by ZFX

A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, THE WIZARD OF OZ will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to the magical land of Oz. Featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs, StarStruck’s 25th anniversary winter MainStage production is not to be missed!

Auditions will be held at the StarStruck Rehearsal Studios: 42307 Osgood Road Unit L, Fremont, CA

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Auditions: September 13-14-15 (only if necessary), 2019

Callbacks: September 15-17, 2019

Cast list posted: Week of September 16, 2019

Please collect the following info before completing the form:

  • Actor Information (Phone #, email, height, weight, and clothing/shoe sizes)
  • Parent Information (Phone #, email, work info)
  • Performance experience (Option to enter info manually or upload PDF)
  • Actor headshot/photograph (Picture should be only of Actor from waist up)
  • Actor conflicts

Prepare: Please prepare a 1-2 minute song from a Broadway style musical. Pick a song that shows your range (vocal and emotional). Tell us a story through music. There will be a chance for you to go over your music with our Music Director at a “practice audition” the week before your audition time. The link to sign up for a practice time will be on your Audition Confirmation email. If you can’t make a practice time, there will be a few minutes for you to speak with the music director before the singing portion of the audition.

A short dance routine will be taught at the audition.

A short reading from the script will also be provided at the audition for the actor to perform.

What to Bring: Bring sheet music with the piano accompaniment (right and left hands, be sure the notes are not cut off the page) two-sided rather than one-sided music is much preferable, please. Place sheet music in a hardback (not floppy) 3-ring binder. Jazz shoes (or tennis shoes) including tap shoes, clothes you can move in.

Arrive: 10-15 minutes early to process your paperwork.

Ages: You must be 9-19 at the time of auditions. Ages outside of range must get special permission from the Director at starstruckoffice@gmail.com

Locations: Rehearsals will be held at the StarStruck Studios and the performances will be held in the Jackson Theatre at Ohlone College in Fremont.

Conflicts: Please keep conflicts to a minimum. Conflicts will play a significant role in the casting of this show.

Rehearsals: Rehearsals will start on Tuesday, October 1. Typically, the schedule will be: Sundays @ 3-8:30p, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays @ 6-9p. A specific schedule will be given out after casting. Not everyone will be needed at every rehearsal.

Fees: Tuition Fees are $650; Costume Fees are $150. Limited scholarships are available, contact the StarStruck office for more information.

Any questions: Contact the StarStruck office at starstruckoffice@gmail.com or 510-659-1319.

IF CAST:

Family Commitment: StarStruck Theatre expects performer attendance at all scheduled rehearsals. We will provide a weekly schedule with specific call times, but performers must be prepared to rehearse up to four days each week. We also require each family to contribute a minimum of 20 volunteer hours over the course of the production. There will undoubtedly be personal, family, and school events that will need to be missed because of being cast in the show.

Important Dates:

  • Sunday, 9/29; 3-8:30p: First Rehearsal
  • Sunday, 9/29; 7-8:30p: Mandatory Parent Meeting
  • 10/1-12/19: Rehearsals
  • 11/24-11/30: Thanksgiving Break
  • 12/20-1/1: Christmas Break
  • 1/2-1/16: Mandatory Ohlone Rehearsals
  • Friday, 1/17: Opening Night
  • Saturday, 1/18: Performance
  • Sunday, 1/19: Performance
  • Tuesday, 1/21: School Matinee
  • Friday, 1/24: Performance
  • Saturday, 1/25: Performance
  • Sunday, 1/26: Performance
  • Tuesday, 1/28: School Matinee
  • Thursday, 1/30: School Matinee
  • Friday, 1/31: Performance
  • Saturday, 2/1: Performance
  • Sunday, 2/2: Closing/Strike

Sign up for an audition time and fill our Wizard of Oz Audition Form

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