Auditions

Auditions listed below for:

THE WIZARD OF OZ (ADULTS)

THE WIZARD OF OZ (CHILDREN)

THE FATHER

Want to be involved but don’t want to act? There’s always plenty to do backstage – see our membership page for details.

Non-members are welcome but please read the notes on this page.

Membership Commitment – as part of your membership we expect all members to support the theatre by assisting with our Front of House Operations when the theatre is open for performances by either Stewarding, working on the Bar or Coffee Bar. We term this as a “Duty” and members are expected to do ten “Duties” per membership year.

New Members will be asked to do three duties before the run of any production they are cast in. Existing members should ensure that they have fulfilled their quota of duties before auditioning or they may not be considered for a production.

All members should do a minimum of three duties within a four month period.

 

 

THE WIZARD OF OZ (ADULTS)

Performance Dates: 23rd – 30th May 2020

Auditions

  • Tuesday 4th February from 19:00 – 22:00
  • Thursday 6th February from 19:00 – 22:00
  • Sunday 9th February from 18:00 – 22:00

The Crescent Theatre has a strong reputation for producing high quality music theatre.   Recent highly praised productions include “Parade”, “Crazy for You”, “Grand Hotel”, “Oliver”, “Spamalot” and “Urinetown”…   We will work hard to ensure that “The Wizard of Oz” will maintain the high standard.

For the auditions, please prepare a song either from the show itself, or from musicals of the Forties or Fifties. The auditions will include some dance/movement, too, so please be appropriately dressed.

Rehearsals will be held on Sundays (14:00 -18:00) and Tuesdays and Thursdays (19:30 – 22:00).

Cast members will be expected to attend all rehearsals to which they are called.   Why would you want to miss?

The characters are as follows:

  • Dorothy Gale (could be a young teenager
  • Aunt Em (could double as Glinda, Good Witch of the North)
  • Uncle Henry             (Emerald City Guard)
  • Zeke, Farmhand       (Cowardly Lion)
  • Hickory, Farmhand   (Tin Woodsman)
  • Hunk, Farmhand     (Scarecrow)
  • Miss Almira Gultch   (Wicked Witch of the West)
  • Professor Chester Marvel   (Wizard of Oz)
  • Ensemble             ( Citizens of Oz, Crows, Trees, Poppies, Winkies, Jitterbugs.)

Please be aware that the Crescent is an amateur theatre in which no performers receive payment.

If you require further information please contact me on alandodger@me.com

Thank you.   I hope I get to meet you…

Alan K. Marshall

Director

Wizard Audition sheet – Adults

Wizard rehearsal schedule

 

THE WIZARD OF OZ (CHILDRENS)

Performance Dates: 23rd – 30th May 2020

Auditions

  • Sunday 9th February at 14:00

The Crescent Theatre has a strong reputation for producing high quality music theatre. Previous productions include “Parade”, “Crazy for You”, “Grand Hotel”, “Oliver”, and “Spamalot”. We will work hard to ensure that “The Wizard of Oz” will maintain the high standard.

It also has a strong reputation for the care of young people in its productions, observing stringent licensing and chaperoning laws.

For the auditions, the children will be asked to sing in small groups and there will be nothing for them to prepare. The auditions will include some dance/movement, too, so please ensure they are appropriately and comfortably dressed.

We are looking for children between 8 and 12 years of age and no taller than 147cm (about 4ft 10 inches)

We are looking for one team of children. This means that they will be taking part in every performance.

Rehearsals will be held on Sundays (14:00 -18:00) and Tuesdays and Thursdays (19:30 – 22:00). Every effort will be made to rehearse the children on Sundays to avoid late nights during the week. Sadly, as we get nearer to performance some evenings will be inevitable.

The children will be expected to attend all rehearsals to which they are called.

They will not necessarily be called to all rehearsals and you will be given advanced warning when they are required.

They will take on the roles of Munchkins, Flying Monkeys, Children of the Citizens of Oz.

Also attached is the audition form which I would ask you to complete before the audition and is to be returned when you bring your child on the day.

If you require further information please contact me on alandodger@me.com

Thank you. I hope I get to meet you…

Alan K. Marshall

Director

Wizard children audition sheet

 

THE FATHER

by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton

Performance Dates: 25th April – 2nd May 2020

Rehearsals will be on Sunday afternoons, Wednesday and Friday evenings.

Rehearsal begin on Sunday 23rd February.

Auditions

  • Wednesday 12th February from 7.30pm
  • Thursday 13th February from 7.30pm

Call backs – Saturday 15th February from 2pm

Audition pieces will be available on the day.

Characters   

André – Male playing age 65+. The titular ‘Father’. André is a former engineer living with the effects of dementia. He is charming, intelligent and imposing, but also angry, sad, confused and uncertain.

Anne – Female playing age 35-50. André’s daughter. Loves her father and wants to care for him but is physically and emotionally exhausted as well as being torn between caring for her father and living her own life.

Pierre – Male playing age 35-50. Anne’s husband/boyfriend. Unsympathetic and impatient towards André. Like the ‘Man’ he is a little sinister.

Laura – Female playing age 20-30. André’s carer. Cheerful, young and compassionate.

Woman – Female playing age 35-50. Plays the roles of daughter and nurse in André’s confused world. She is compassionate and practical.

Man – male playing age 35-50. In André’s confused world he plays the roles of kind husband, and menacing stranger.

Please feel free to contact me with any queries.

Georgina Evans

Director

gevans28@sky.com