Auditions

AUDITIONS 

You can download the audition form here:AUDITION FORM
(BSA students need to fill out a BSA form the day of auditions)

"IMPORTANT INFO" PACKET! Please click the link to see more info about being a part of the cast.  


WIZARD OF OZ AUDITIONS

JANUARY 13-15, 2020
You may not be needed every day, please check schedule.  

WHO CAN AUDITION
ACTORS: All adults and youth actors ages 3rd grade and up

BSA ACADEMY DANCERS: Level 1 and up


AUDITION SCHEDULE 

MONDAY JANUARY 13
Dance | Movement
Who? Everyone who wants to be a part of Wizard of Oz

Where? Register in SAPAC Lobby
Please do not "drop off" students under the age of 14.  ALL students under 18 will be  required to have a parent signature on their form! You can download it from this page.

7:00PM- Everyone who wants to be in the show must attend  movement auditions at this time!  If you come after 7pm, you'll need to catch up on choreograhy! (not including the academy dancers who will have already audtioned at 5pm.)

TUESDAY JANUARY 14
You will sign up for a vocal audition time slot on Monday at movement auditions. Please don't leave until you've signed up for your spot. 
Acting | Vocal Auditions (accompanist provided)

Who? Everyone interested in featured roles*
Where?  SAPAC (exact space inside tba)

If you are preparing a vocal audition, please be prepared with sheet music or to sing with no music. We would love to hear something from Oz if you feel inclinded. Please keep in mind that age requirements are a guideline. This means, that although we have "highschool and up" for the lead roles, we may be willing to cast someone a tad younger if we feel they are capable (and mature) enough to handle the demand of such a large role.   Selections should be no more than about 1 minute in length (please do not sing the entire song or we are likely to cut you off due to time.)  Academy dancers ages high school and up who wish to be considered for supporting or lead acting roles need to attend. All other academy need not attend.

6:30-7:45 PM*
— Vocal Auditions. We have a pianist but please bring your sheet music or be prepared to sing without music. We do have the score for "Oz" if you are singing from the show.  We will hear vocalists individually in a closed audition during the first hour.  Vocalists will sign up for a vocal audition at movement auditions on Monday.  Times available are between 6:45-8.

*YOUNGER YOUTH: We will likely release younger students after vocals since most of the roles avaialbe are singing roles or movment roles (munchkins and monkeys).  All students under 14 must have a parent with them at auditions. 

8:00 PM- Acting auditions. All vocalists will stay for this portion.   If you are interested in a role that does not feature singing, there are some featured roles in Wizard of Oz that  do not require singing.  Please come to this portion of the auditions to read for various roles in the script.  To see a complete list of roles scroll to the bottom of this page. 

WED JANUARY 15
Callbacks for actors
7:00 PM- A list of actors we would like to see again will be posted Tuesday night.  If your name is listed on the callback sheet, we would like to see you again on this date. 

THURS JANUARY 16
4:00 PM- Cast list Posted at betheatre.com and balletsanangelo.org
7:00 PM- Mandatory parent meeting 

7:30-9:30PM- Cast read through for everyone cast (Students younger than high shcool may leave at 8:30).


SHOW INFORMATION

SHOW DATES: APRIL 24-26, 2020
HELD IN THE MURPHEY AUDITORIUM 


WHAT IS EACH ORGANIZATION DOING IN THE SHOW?
Elena Kent and Erin Lane, along with the Be Theatre and BSA organizations,  will be working closely to create a totally unique production unlike anything you’ve seen in San Angelo!

Wizard of Oz will be directed by Be Theatre Founder and Artistic Director Elena Kent, with music direction by David Engelman. Oz will feature a live orchestra with local musicians.  As director, Mrs. Kent will be working with actors and vocalists  with character development and bringing the conceptual design to life.

Artistic Director of Ballet San Angelo, Erin Lane, will be choreographing.  Large dance numbers will be performed by BSA academy dancers.  However, Ms. Lane is also choreographing featured actors in dances (scarecrow, tinman, etc) and all large dance numbers that will involve the entire cast.  Erin will be an intricate part of bringing the vision to life alongside Be Theatre, Ballet San Angelo and the entire Wizard of Oz creative team. 


 

REHEARSALS
Due to the unusual circumstance of blending two organizations together in one production, BSA academy dancers and the cast of Wizard of Oz will have very different rehearsal schedules.  While it is impossible to say exactly what the schedule is before casting, here is general information:


BE THEATRE CAST REHEARSALS
The ADULT cast of Oz can expect a traditional theatre rehearsal schedule from 7pm-10pm on week nights. Please note, when called, younger cast members in middle and elementary school will be released before 8:30pm until we get closer to pre-tech and tech week (April 13-23). Exceptions will be made for STARR testing days, and there are NO REHEARSALS on school holidays (MLK Day, Presidents weekend, Spring Break, Good Friday).

IMPORTANT TO KNOW AND CONSIDER: Because this show takes place in many locations featuring many supporting leads at different times, Rehearsals will not be nightly for everyone cast.  The schedule for called characters will be posted the week prior to rehearsals each week so you know when you are needed.  Of course, the role of Dorothy, Tinman, Scarecrow and Lion will be more intensive than the rest of the cast.  

If  an actor is cast as a featured dancer and is not a part of BSA Academy, they will have special rehearsals with Erin Lane scheduled accordingly.  An example of a featured actor who dances is the Scarecrow. 


BALLET SAN ANGELO REHEARSALS
Academy dancers  can expect a more traditional rehearsal schedule similar to Nutcracker with most rehearsals during the early evenings and Saturdays. Schedules will be posted on the BSA website the week prior to rehearsals
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EVERYONE IN THE CAST | Be Theatre and BSA

AFTER SPRING BREAK- Rehearsals will begin to be every evening for EVERYONE in the cast.  We will also start blending BSA and Be Theatre casts together. 

PRE TECH and TECH
TBA with specific times but the dates are April 13-23




WIZARD OF OZ CASTING
This is a general idea of roles available

Featured Actors who will be required to sing (Adults and High School Students*)
Dorothy- Female
Tinman- Any gender
Scarecrow- Any gender (must be comfortable solo dancing as well as singing)
Lion- Any gender
Glenda the Good Witch- Female
*Some exceptions may be made for younger actors- so be sure to "bring it"  at auditions! 

(Ages 3rd-8th grade featured singing roles)
Mayor of Munchkinland- any Gender
Lollipop Guild (4)— Any gender, age 8+
Lullaby League (4)- girls, age 8+

Featured Actors with no singing required
3rd grade-Adult (as listed)

Wicked Witch of the West- Female, Age plays 25+ (We are willing to “gender bend” with this one!)
Auntie Em- Female, Age 35+
Uncle Henry/Emerald City Guard- Male, Age plays 35+
Professor Marvel/Wizard of Oz- Any gender, age plays 25+
Winkie General- Any gender, age 14+
Nikko (Lead flying monkey)- Any gender, Age 8+, Gymnastics  would be a plus but not required!
Toto- K9 breed… yes we are using a real dog! Separate auditions TBA!

Dancers and Chorus
These roles will be group singing/Dancing
Crows  (featured soloist group)
Jitterbugs
Apple trees in Forrest (Featured soloist group)
Winkies
Flying Monkeys (Youth, Gymnasts encouraged!)
Munchins (Youth)
Ozians
Oz Beauticians
Guards