LORT – ECC
Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany, NY
22-23 Season – THE WIZARD OF OZ
Taped Submissions – SINGERS AND DANCERS
Theatre: Capital Repertory Theatre, 251 N. Pearl St., Albany, NY 12207
Production: THE WIZARD OF OZ (RSC version) based on the book by L. Frank Baum, Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, background music by Herbert Stothard, Book Adaptation by John Kane
Producer: Capital Repertory Theatre
Producing Artistic Director: Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, CEO: Philip Morris
Director, Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill; Choreographer, Freddy Ramirez; Music Director/Arranger: Eric Svejcar/Harry Lumb
NYC Casting Director: Stephanie Klapper Casting/Stephanie Klapper, CSA
Contract: LORT D
Minimum: $739/wk + 10% agent + p & h
Starts Reh: 10/25; previews 11/18-20, opens 11/22, runs thru 12/24 (closes after matinee). Thanksgiving Off.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Revisit your childhood in Frank Baum’s beloved classic story of Dorothy’s magical journey to OZ and back, with all the wonderful songs from the award-winning movie. The show will get a special REP treatment with actor-musicians, delightful new arrangements and an imaginative setting — in the intimate environment of Capital Rep’s new theatre facility.
Capital Rep is committed to equitable and inclusive casting in this production of The Wizard of Oz. We are actively seeking actors of all races, cultural backgrounds, abilities, gender identities and gender expressions to audition.
Auditions will be viewed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, Producing Artistic Director (and director) and Freddy Ramirez, choreographer.
SINGERS: Please prepare 32 bars of an up-tempo pop song of your choice or prepare one of THE WIZARD OF OZ songs with accompaniment provided https://capitalrep.org/wizard-of-oz-audition-materials/ Submit video with full body shot, headshot and resume to: https://forms.gle/6fzrhXd9WaNcdAH9A
Vaccination Policy: All actors, designers, crew members and staff at Capital Rep are required to be fully vaccinated with at least one booster. Proof of vaccination must be submitted with audition video and resume/headshot.
DANCERS: Please prepare dance audition according to the instruction video provided by Freddy Ramirez, the show’s choreographer https://youtu.be/9IBvLQTmZxs
Submit video with full body shot, headshot and resume to: : https://forms.gle/6fzrhXd9WaNcdAH9A
PLEASE NOTE: We are interested in knowing if actors play instruments: banjo, fiddle, trumpet, flute, woodwinds
Taped Submissions accepted: 8AM-10PM, 10/04/22
(2) ENSEMBLE MALES, 20s-40s, Open Ethnicity. Maximum height: 5’5” strong pop singer-dancers portray a variety of roles in the world of OZ, including the Tornado, Munchkins, Crows, Apple Trees, Poppies, Winkies, the residents of Oz, and Jitterbugs (who perform a lively jitterbug dance number). Pop voices tenor or baritone/bass. Dancers need skills in modern, ballroom (jitterbug) and some tap and ballet. Seeking dancer-singers, energetic with lots of personality and a great sense of fun. All Ensemble members must sing and dance.
(2) FEMALES, 20s-40s, Open Ethnicity. Maximum height: 5’3” strong pop singer-dancers portray a variety of roles in the world of OZ, including the Tornado, Munchkins, Crows, Apple Trees, Poppies, Winkies, the resident of Oz, and Jitterbugs (who perform a lively jitterbug dance number). Pop voices, soprano or alto. Dancers need skills in modern, ballroom (jitterbug) and some tap and ballet. Seeking dancer-singers, energetic with lots of personality and great sense of fun. All Ensemble members must sing and dance.
Note: Understudies for principals (Wizard, Dorothy, Glinda, Wicked Witch, Uncle Henry, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion) will be cast from Ensemble members.