The Wizard of Oz, a British Pantomime

Auditions will be held Saturday, August 28th, from 10:30 am to 2 pm and Tuesday, August 31st, from 7 pm to 9 pm at Bannockburn Community Clubhouse, 6314 Bannockburn Dr., Bethesda, MD 20817.

Auditions held on Saturday, August 28th will be by appointment. Please register for your desired time slot using our SignUp Genius by clicking here or the button below.

Auditions held on Tuesday, August 31st, will not need an appointment.

Please come prepared to:

  • perform 16 to 32 bars, one (1) verse and one (1) chorus, of a song of your choosing
    • Please bring sheet music for the accompanist. No pre-recorded music will be accepted.
  • perform a cold reading from the script
  • learn and then perform approximately 32 counts of basic choreography

In an effort to maintain the safety of our members, patrons, cast, and crew, and to adhere with the recommendations of our Covid Compliance Officer, we ask that all persons who audition be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with either the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, September 1st, from 7 to 9 pm at Bannockburn Community Clubhouse.

Plot Summary

Join Dorothy and her dog Toto as she finds herself in the land of Oz. Follow her along the Yellow Brick Road with her new friends the Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Lion, as she journeys to the Emerald City to ask the Wonderful Wizard of Oz to send her home to Kansas. The four friends are unknowingly followed by Dorothy’s Auntie Em and farm hand, Harry Trotter. Along the way they meet Salt and Pepper, a comedic duo who work for the Wicked Witch of the West. They are not quite as ‘street’ as they think they are, and not quite as bad as the Witch would like them to be. Will Dorothy make it to the Wizard without the Witch stopping her? And, will she click her heels and discover there really is no place like home?

Cast

Dorothy – Principal girl, strong but kind, best friend is Harry, the farm hand; she loves him but doesn’t realise it yet. (female).

Scarecrow – Would do anything for Dorothy, he is friendly and kind. He interacts and improvises with the audience a lot. (male or female).

Lion – Very cowardly, scared of everything, (male or female).

Tinman – A bit camp, acts like he doesn’t care about anyone, but inside he does (male or female).

Wizard – Dithery, hides the fact he is the wizard. He’s not really a wizard, just bluffs his way through it (male).

Witch/Mrs West – The baddy, evil (female).

Glinda – The good witch, pretty and kind, helps Dorothy on her way (female).

Auntie Em – The Dame, motherly but tries to be sexy. Would love Dorothy and Harry to get together but pretends she doesn’t (male).

Toto – Dog, would do anything for Dorothy, is with her all the time (male or female).

Harry Trotter – Principal boy, farm hand, works on Auntie Em’s farm. He’s best friends with Dorothy, he loves her, but she hasn’t noticed him yet. He’d do anything for her (male or female).

Salt & Pepper – Comedy duo, they are the witch’s henchmen and wannabe gangster rappers; when they think no one is watching them they are quite normal, if stupid, and try to act cool when they realise other people are around (male or female).

Ensemble – Munchkins, Emerald City Folk, Farm Workers, Witch’s Guards, Poppies, Ghost. Some parts may include dialogue (male and female).


Next Up…

Our next production to hold auditions will be The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Check back or join our audition mailing list for more information.

Please check back for the latest information regarding our rescheduling.  You may also send an email to: auditions@britishplayers.org and we will update you on audition/callback information.  

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