PerformanceS: July 29 – Aug 1
THE WIZARD OF OZ – YOUNG PERFORMERS EDITION
SPONSORED BY: Vernal’s TaVaci School of Performing Arts
MUSICAL – When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog Toto are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard and on the way meet a Scarecrow that needs a brain, a Tin Man missing a heart and a Cowardly Lion who wants courage. The classic musical is brought to life in a dazzling stage production that is only one-hour long.
Wednesday July 29th
Thursday July 30th
Friday July 31st Matinee
Friday July 31st
Saturday August 1st Matinee
Saturday August 1st
Wizard of Oz, Young Performers Ed Audition Information
Auditions will be held Monday, July 6th from 6pm to 8pm. Callbacks will follow at 8:30pm.
Auditioners must be between the ages of 8 and 16.
A few things to note:
Audition songs must be kept to 60 seconds or less. Time limit will be enforced.
You must bring your own accompanist or a track (no backup vocals) to sing along with.
Bring the completely filled out audition form with rehearsal calendar & cast rules contract to your audition. Be clear on your conflicts. Any conflicts reported after casting may result in a change of role. Auditioners will NOT be cast if there are three or more missed rehearsals on their audition form.
Performances are July 29 through August 1.
The show runs July 6 through August 1.
Auditions are open to performers 8 to 16 years of age. All roles are open. Come prepared to sing no longer than 60 seconds of music in a Broadway style. You must bring your own pianist or recorded music (no backup vocals). The time limit will be enforced.
Bring completed audition form, including any conflicts during rehearsals from July 6th through August 1st along with a color 4×6 headshot. Callbacks will be by invitation on July 6th following auditions.
There is a MANDATORY parent/guardian meeting at 6:30pm on July 7.
There is a $25 fee plus $5 per additional family member to participate in ‘The Wizard of Oz, Young Performers Edition’.
Email the theatre at email@example.com to schedule an audition time. Include in the email the auditioner’s name and age. Time slots are assigned by age.
Auditions take place at the theatre located at 40 East Main in Vernal. Enter the building through the main doors on the north side.
Email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audition Form & Rehearsal Schedule, Cast Rules and the Theatre Production Guidelines are attached below. Please read each carefully and know the commitment you / your child are making if cast.
Youth ages 14-18 can apply to be on our Youth Production Team by filling out the following application: https://forms.gle/
AUDITION TIPS FOR OUR 2020-2021 SEASON
We had an incredible Season 4 at Vernal Theatre: LIVE and cannot wait to have an even better fifth season. Below are a few tips and tricks that will help you prepare for auditions. Enjoy and we’ll see you in the fall!
1. Confidence. It sounds simple but it takes practice. Walk in the door with your held head high. Be wary of shuffling feet. You don’t get sympathy points if you’re nervous, not feeling well, or having a bad day. Leave it outside the door. You are being sized up the minute you walk in, so practice good posture and body language before you arrive. And don’t forget to smile – that’s the lasting impression you want to leave.
2. Personality. Let it shine through. Don’t give one-word answers when having a conversation. Ask questions! We are looking for smart, curious actors.
3. Connection. Make one with the character you’re portraying. Be memorized on your audition material.
4. Find your spot. Wherever it is, there’s usually an X on the floor, done with tape. Find it and go stand there. But don’t stay rooted to that X. Remember, the space is yours for sixty seconds so feel free to move around.
5. Stick to the time limit. If you prepared a monologue or a song, you (usually) get 90 seconds starting from your first line. And 90 seconds is plenty. So as to be respectful of everyone’s time, cut down your monologue or song. Rehearse with a timer to measure how long it is. Then when you get to the audition, you won’t be rushed. And if they cut you off, don’t take it personally. It doesn’t mean you’re bad, it means they need to give everyone else time to show too.
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The Wizard of Oz (Youth Performance)
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