THE WIZ - PRINCIPAL AUDITIONS

Teatro San Diego

San Diego, CA

 

Audition Date

Video Submissions May 10th - June 7th

Callbacks June 17th - 19th 

 

Contract

Non-Union Production

$1,000 Stipend

Rehearsals: July 11th - August 18th

Performances: August 19th - August 21st 

 

Seeking

The 1975 TONY® winner for Best Musical The Wiz. The smash hit sets Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz to a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul music!

 

Dorothy

-Mezzo Soprano, G3-Bb5

-Bright eyed and alive as can be. Would rather remain a child as long as possible instead of accepting the responsibilities of adulthood.

 

Scarecrow

-Tenor, A2-A4

-Tired of being a scarecrow and the prospect of not going anywhere. Embarks on the journey to see The Wiz in hopes he can provide a brain.

 

Tin Man

-Baritone/Tenor, D3-Bb4

-Human at one time. Lost all his limbs to a cursed axe. Joins in the journey in hopes the Wiz will provide him a heart because “it isn’t enough to be good looking.”

 

Lion

-Baritone/Tenor, G2-Bb4

-Travels around the jungle scaring people, but has “a yellow streak a mile wide.” Coward state stems from deeper mother issues and gets regular counseling from an owl. Joins in the journey to see the wiz to gain some courage.

Aunt Em/Addaperle

-Mezzo Soprano, G3-C5

-Aunt Em: Dorothy's Aunt. Life has not been easy for her and promises little else. Harsh towards Dorothy at times, but acts out of love.

-Addaperle: Good Witch of the North. Has magic powers she refers to as "doing tricks." Her magic abilities don't always pan out as well as she would like them to.

Evillene

-Alto, G3-Db5

-Wicked Witch of the West. Low-down evil. Not a kind bone in her body nor kind thought in her rotten mind.

Glinda

-Mezzo Soprano/Soprano, C4-D6

-Good Witch of the South. Prettiest of all the witches. Very wise in the way of show-business.

The Wiz/Uncle Henry

-Tenor, C3-A4

-The Wiz: All-powerful leader over the land of Oz. Hides his true nature behind the façade of a temperamental leader. His true identity is an enigma.

-Uncle Henry: Dorothy's Uncle. Physically run-down from years of hard work on the farm. Often acts as the voice of reason towards Aunt Em.

 

Audition Preparation

Video Submission, Deadline June 7th 

Send material to casting@teatrosandiego.org

 

Please include the following in your email:

Subject Line: THE WIZ [Character]

Body:

-Link to a video of a 32bar cut (Singing from the show is preferred but not required)

-Headshot/Resume

-Contact Information & Pronouns (Preferred Email & Phone Number)

-Conflicts Schedule

-Any additional links to reels (Not required)

 

Personnel

Producers: Teatro San Diego/Julio Catano

Directors: Chadaé Nichol McAlister

Choreographer: Alyssa Ajay Junious

Music & Lyrics: William F. Brown & Charlie Smalls

 

Other

Rehearsal Locations:

Woodbury University, San Diego, CA (Rehearsals)

City Heights Performance Annex, San Diego, CA (Rehearsals)

Joan B. Kroc Theatre, San Diego, CA (Tech & Performances)

 

Note: Rehearsals will begin July 11th, weekend days and weeknights (Mondays off).

 

We will adhere to current CDC & local guidelines regarding pandemic safety. 

 

Teatro San Diego aims to produce musicals and employ a truly "All-American" cast. We are color conscious. Our purpose is to raise the visibility of the underrepresented communities of San Diego and bring theatre physically closer to the people with less access to the performing arts. We strongly believe that more female artists should be in prominent positions in the arts: directing, writing, choreographing, music directing, lighting, costume, scenic and sound design. Theatre belongs to all genders, races, differing abilities and sexual orientations.

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