Auditions for the Broadway Musical “THE BOY FROM OZ”
December 10th, Thursday beginning at 7PM
December 12th, Saturday beginning at 1PM
December 13th, Sunday w/call backs at 1PM
Fridays, April 1st, 8th, 15th @ 8PM
Saturdays, April 2nd, 9th, 16th @ 8PM
Sundays, April 3rd,10th,, 17th @ 4PM
All auditions, rehearsals, and productions will be held at our theater home:
22 Academy Street, Arlington, Ma.02476
STAGE DIRECTOR JIM GRANA
MUSICAL DIRECTOR MARIO CRUZ
CHOREOGRAPHER RACHEL ROCCOBERTON GRIFFIN
PRODUCER GINGER WEBB
“OZ” tells the story of Peter Allen, his life as a boy in Australia, his loving mother, abusive father, and his beginning in show business. Discovered by Judy Garland, and married to her daughter Liza Minnelli, he was the only male dancer to appear with the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes. His loves and losses are sensitively portrayed in this high energy show, all surrounded by his own fantastic music.
CAST OF CHARACTERS
PETER ALLEN: must sing, dance (tap, too) act and do everything. High Baritone (solid F, occasional G/A)
JUDY GARLAND: charismatic diva in her mid 40’s. (strong contralto, solid low F)
MARION WOOLNOUGH: Peter’s Mom, salt of the earth, mid 50’s and up. (strong ‘rangy’ alto, A/B below middle C-high end solid Eb)
LIZA MINELLI: a star is born. 20-something with spunk (strong alto)
YOUNG PETER: aged about 10, sings, tap dances (boy soprano, up to D)
CHRIS BELL: young songwriter, one of the Allen Brothers (baritone comfortable E high end)
GREG CONNELL: sexy cowboy (high baritone, up to G)
ENSEMBLE: 6-7 women and 5-6 men who will perform in the big numbers, as well as taking on small roles: Peter Allen’s US agent, Peter’s alcoholic father Dick Woolnough, The Stage Manager/announcer, Mark Hammer (Liza’s male escort), Peter’s flat-mate, and various singing/dancing configurations such as the Rockettes, a female back-up trio and a soloist in the song “Continental American.”
Please prepare 16 to 32 measures of a song which best displays your vocal talents.
Bring along your sheet music, resume and recent photo.
In addition, if you are auditioning for the following roles, please prepare another song in the style of your character. You will be asked to sing this “character song” first, and may be asked for the alternate number to see your broader range.
PETER: 16 to 32 measures of a song written by Peter Allen. Stage moves during song should highlight your ability to charismatically sell yourself to an audience.
JUDY: 16 TO 32 measures of any Judy Garland song: i.e. “I Got Rhythm” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” “The Trolley Song” “Over the Rainbow” etc.
LIZA: 16 to 32 measures of any Liza song: Re: “New York, New York”, “Cabaret” “Some People” “Ring Them Bells” etc.
All will be required to sing and dance at auditions, with readings from the script.. Dress comfortably. Time slots will be available in one hour segments, 8-10 people per hour beginning at 7PM and each hour following, ending at 10PM.
For an audition slot: Contact Ginger Webb, Production Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Rehearsals will begin early in January: Sunday afternoons, Monday, Thursday and Friday evenings.
Occasional Tues and/or Wed. evenings cast members will work with Costume Designers. Times will be arranged not to conflict with rehearsals.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Director Jim Grana via e-mail: email@example.com. or you can leave a message on 781-646-5922.