It’s time to go ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with Town Theatre as we present The Wizard of Oz. The show will run July 14-30, 2023 with direction/choreography by Shannon Willis Scruggs and musical direction by Katie Gatch. We’ll take a step down the yellow brick road with L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale, featuring the iconic musical score from the MGM film.

Auditions will be as follows:

~Saturday, March 11 at 11:00 AM – ages 6 through 7th grade*
Monday, March 13 at 7:30 PM – 8th grade* to adult
~Tuesday, March 14 at 7:30 PM – 8th grade* to adult  

For the Saturday auditions:

Ages six through 5th grade* (current grade in school) will be taught a song at auditions on Saturday. You do not need to prepare your own piece. 6th and 7th graders* should prepare 16-32 bars of a song that best shows off your voice. Everyone auditioning will participate in movement and should dress comfortably. Please bring a small photo that we may keep (it does not need to be a professional headshot).

*grade in the 22/23 school year

For the Monday/Tuesday auditions:

Teens/adults auditioning on Sunday and Monday should prepare 16-32 bars of any song that best shows off your voice. An accompanist will be provided or you may bring a track providing that you bring your own cord to connect with a Bluetooth speaker (speaker provided). Everyone auditioning will participate in movement and should dress comfortably. Please bring a small photo that we may keep (it does not need to be a professional headshot).

Download your audition form HERE. Bring it with you completed to the audition.

All roles are available.

DOROTHY GALE: female, 13-25 (Mezzo/Mix) Young Kansas girl, earnest, expressive, and strong-willed, in search of something more. Very strong singer who moves well.

TOTO, Dorothy’s dog, will be played by a child in this production. Actor must be willing to wear kneepads and spend most of the show crawling like a super cute dog.

HUNK/SCARECROW: male, 25-45 (Baritone) Plucky and clever in a pinch, even while lacking a brain. Strong actor with an honest quality. Excellent dancer – acrobatic skills are a bonus. Strong baritone to F.

HICKORY/TIN MAN: male, 25-45 (Baritone/Tenor) Desperate for a heart. A kind-hearted romantic. Singing and dance required. Strong baritone/tenor to G.

ZEKE/COWARDLY LION: male, 25-45 (Baritone) A mix of bravado and cowardice. Should move well. Cuddly actor with excellent comic timing. Vocal range: Strong baritone to F.

ALMIRA GULTCH/WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST: female, 25-60. Character villain with an over-the-top stage presence. Excellent comic actress, has a killer cackle. Sings comically but doesn’t have to sound pretty.

PROFESSOR MARVEL/THE WIZARD: male, 50-65. Older father figure with an eccentric flair. Basic conjuring or sleight of hand a bonus. Non-Singing.

GLINDA: female, 25-45. (Soprano) Glinda is the Good Witch of the North. Benevolent and beloved. Strong singer.

AUNT EM: female, 30-60. Aunt Em is demanding but loves her niece. Non-singing.

UNCLE HENRY: male, 40-60. Dorothy’s pleasant uncle. Non-singing.

EMERALD CITY GUARD: male, 40-70. (Baritone) Strong comic actor, big presence.

MUNCHKINS: boys and girls age 6 and up. The little people of Munchkinland. The Munchkins will (mostly) be played by children. Group singing and coordinated movement required. There are some featured roles among the munchkins, such as The Coroner, The Lollipop Guild and The Lullaby League.

WINKIES/FLYING MONKEYS/OZIANS/ADULT MUNCHKINS (if needed): adults and teens, age 14+. The adult chorus of the show, with featured speaking/vocal/dancing roles available. Singing and movement required.

POPPIES/JITTERBUGS/TORNADO: feature dancing roles with tap opportunities (Jitterbug)

If you have questions, please e-mail Shannon Scruggs at

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