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MISSION STATEMENT

The Aurora Civic Center Authority is committed to being a defining catalyst for personal and community transformation by: making the performing arts accessible for every age and socio-economic background, introducing the magic of live theatre across generations to encourage expansive imaginations and broad views of people and the world, and contributing to the future stability and growth of Aurora’s downtown.

LAST UPDATED FEBRUARY 14, 2018

CASTING CALL: The Wizard of Oz

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PLEASE NOTE: We are not looking to cast child actors at this time. Please check back here Mid- May for information on the Child Actor Open Call that will take place in July 2018.

PRODUCTION DATES

  • First Rehearsal: Monday, October 15, 2018
  • Tech Rehearsal Begins: Thursday, November 82018
  • First Public Performance: Wednesday, November 14,  2018
  • Press Opening: Saturday, November 17, 2018
  • Closing Performance: Sunday, January 62019

SEEKING

Seeking strong actors/singers of all genders, ethnicities, ages and types.

PRINCIPAL AUDITIONS

  • What: Equity Principal Auditions (EMC and Non-Equity actors are welcome and encouraged to attend)
  • When: Monday, March 5, 2018
  • Auditions: 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Lunch: 1:30-2:30pm
  • Where: Chicago Actors’ Equity Office, 557 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60661
PREPARATION:
  • Please bring ONE copy of Headshot/Resume.
  • Please prepare a one-minute selection in the style of the show. You may be asked to sing from your book.

CHORUS AUDITIONS

  • What: Equity Chorus Auditions (EMC and Non-Equity actors are welcome and encouraged to attend)
  • When: Tuesday, March 6th 2018
  • Auditions for Male Identified Performers: 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Auditions for Female Identified Performers: 2:00-6:00pm
  • Where: Chicago Actors’ Equity Office, 557 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60661
PREPARATION:
  • Please bring ONE copy of Headshot/Resume.
  • Please come warmed up and ready to dance and bring jazz or tennis shoes. You may be asked to sing. Please prepare a one-minute selection in the style of the show. You may be asked to sing from your book.

PRODUCTION TEAM

  • Director & Choreographer: Amber Mak
  • Music Director: Tom Vendafreddo
  • Casting Director: Trent Stork

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Dorothy Gale
  • (Mezzo/Mix) Low G to E. Very strong singer with full sound.
  • Female Identified (12-18- must look young)
  • A young girl from Kansas who must sing beautifully and dance/move well. She is innocent and naive, but at the same time strong willed and determined. She loves her dog Toto more than anything in the world and feels he is the only friend she has in Kansas. She longs to escape from dreary Kansas to someplace else more exciting and beautiful and perhaps where she will be understood. She is an orphan.
Scarecrow/Hunk
  • Strong Baritone up to F# (opt. Ab) with excellent musical timing.
  • Male Identified (20s-30s)
  • The most loyal of friends to Dorothy. He will do anything he can to protect her and thinks he does not have a brain when in fact he just doesn’t realize how clever he truly is. Must have great physicality and movement ability. Comedic personality.
Tinman/Hickory
  • Strong Baritone/Tenor to G.
  • Male Identified (20s-30s)
  • A man who wears his heart on his sleeve with good comedic timing and wonderful storyteller. His heart was broken when the Wicked Witch placed a spell on him that mutilated his body. He believes he has no heart and therefore cannot love again, although he loves Dorothy immensely and protects her. Tapping and percussion a plus. Great physicality.
Cowardly Lion/Zeke
  • Excellent musical comic timing required. Vocal range: Strong baritone to F.
  • Male Identified (20s-30s)
  • A man who has a big roar but no bite- literally. He is gentle and easily scared but ferociously protective. He mistakes his lack of confidence for lack of courage. Anxious but not lacking that ability to be brave when someone he cares about needs him.
Auntie Em/Glinda
  • Mezzo/Soprano (Low G to C ) Strong singer with rich low range and a solid mix.
  • Female Identified (Late 30s-60s)
  • Hard working farmer’s wife and partner to Uncle Henry. As Aunt Em she is practical and good. Every day is another day to get through on the farm. Appears tough yet cares deeply about all on the farm. Glinda is the protector of Dorothy, her fairy godmother in some ways. She has a comedic sense to her and exudes pure good. Possible flight over the house so must not be scared of flying.
Uncle Henry/Ozian Guard
  • Non-Singing
  • Male Identified (Late 30s-60s)
  • Husband to Aunt Em and adoptive father to Dorothy. Salt of the earth good man who has a sweet spot for Dorothy. As the Ozian Guard, he is the most sympathetic to Dorothy as he is the one who arranges the meeting with the Wizard.
Wizard/Professor Marvel
  • Non-Singing
  • Male Identified (40s-50s)
  • Professor Marvel travels with a carnival and is an excellent scam artist/salesman who can make anyone believe anything that comes out of his mouth. As the Wizard he appears to be great and powerful but is actually nothing but smoke and mirrors. He has built a wall around himself and the Emerald City to try and keep things as copacetic as possible so that he doesn’t actually have to rule. He hides away afraid that anyone might actually discover he has no power at all, and he is incredibly selfish- sending a little girl and her friends to their death.
Wicked Witch of the West/Elmira Gulch
  • Non-Singing
  • Female Identified (40s)
  • Elmira Gulch is a lonely, cold-hearted woman who has nothing better to do in her life than make others miserable. Wicked Witch is evil and feels as if she has been scorned. Is a dictator of the Winkie Country and forces others to do her evil bidding. A spoiled child in many ways and has very little substance of any description to support her. There is a comedic styling to her.
Ensemble
  • Strong, versatile singers who are very comfortable singing in tight harmony. Male and Female Identified (All ages)
  • A diverse mix of personalities that play Munchkins, Poppies, Winkies, Ozians, Flying Monkeys, etc. Strong movement and physicality a must. Experience with puppetry a plus, as well as any dancers with pointe experience.

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LAST UPDATED FEBRUARY 28, 2018

CASTING CALL: LEGALLY BLONDE

PRODUCTION DATES

  • First Rehearsal: Monday, August 6, 2018
  • First Performance: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
  • Closing: Sunday, October 21, 2018

SEEKING

Seeking strong actors/singers of all genders, ethnicities, ages and types.

PRINCIPAL AUDITIONS

  • What: Equity Principal Auditions (EMC and Non-Equity actors are welcome and encouraged to attend)
  • When: Monday, March 19, 2018
  • Auditions: 9:30am-5:30pm
  • Lunch: 1:00-2:00pm
  • Where: NYC Actors’ Equity Office, 165 W 46th St., New York, NY 10036
PREPARATION
  • Please bring ONE copy of your Headshot/Resume
  • Please prepare a 1 minute selection from Legally Blonde or in the style of the show. You may be asked to sing from your book.

PRODUCTION TEAM

  • Director, Co-Choreographer and Casting Director: Trent Stork
  • Co-Choreographer: Megan E. Farley
  • Music Director: Kory Danielson

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Elle Woods
  • Gb3-G5 – Mezzo w/ Belt
  • Female Identified (22)
  • An unyielding force of positivity. President of the Delta Nus, the most fabulous sorority on the UCLA campus. Highly underestimated. While chasing one dream all the way to Harvard Law, discovers her full potential and learns to set her sights even higher. Elle will be defined by the funny, quirky, strong, brilliant woman who plays her.
  • Confident, physical front-woman for her Chorus. Strong movement ability a must.
Emmett Forrest
  • B2-A4 – Baritenor
  • African American, Male Identified (Late 20s)
  • The future of Harvard Law School. With a chip on his shoulder, is the first to spot Elle’s true potential and helps her see it for herself.  Little does he know that Elle will return the favor in full. Head strong with a hidden charm.
Professor Callahan
  • A2-F#4 – Baritone
  • Male Identified (Late 40s- Early 50s)
  • A male in authority who thinks because of his position (Professor of Law at Harvard), he is above consequence. He asserts his power on Elle, which leads to his demise.

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