- Auditions are open to anyone; family involvement is encouraged
- Refer to show-specific information for any age or gender restrictions
- Auditions are conducted on a first-come, first served basis.
- You need only audition once; you will be called back if needed
- Ages noted in cast requirements are approximate
- Auditions may involve singing, acting, reading, or dance
- Most productions involve dance – please dress for movement
- Bring your family calendar to note any conflicts on your audition form
CVFT ANNOUNCE UPCOMING AUDITIONS FOR “THE WIZARD OF OZ” (information immediately below) AND FOR “LAUGHING STOCK” (below-below).
If you’d like, you can print an audition form, fill it out, and bring it with you
For General CVFT casting guidelines, click here
AUDITIONS INFORMATION FOR “THE WIZARD OF OZ” (RSC version)
Production Staff: Artistic Direction–Jenny Boothroyd, Vocal Direction–Brian Pekol, Choreography–Hannah Weinberg, Stage Managers–Emily Stern & Karen Stauber
Location: Pioneer Ridge Middle School (1085 Pioneer Trail, Chaska)
Audition Dates: Mon/Tues, March 17 & 18, 2014 Callbacks March 19, 2014 6:30-9pm
Rehearsals: April 14- June 19, 2014 running typically Mon–Fri, 6:30–9pm. Not everyone is required each night. Draft schedule will be available at auditions.
Performance Dates: June 20-29, 2014, eight shows (evenings and matinees TBA) at Chanhassen High School, 2200 Lyman Blvd, Chanhassen MN
Requirements: Ages 8 and up. Leading roles for teens-adults. Ensemble and featured roles for all ages. Some speaking-only roles (no singing).
Audition Format: Ages 8-14, 6:00-7:30pm. You will audition in a group of eight performers. Vocal Audition: Prepare 16 measures (approx. 1 verse) of a song, and bring sheet music for accompanist. Line Reading: You will perform lines (director’s choice) from the youth mini-monologues. (This does not need to be memorized.)
Ages 15 & up, 7:30-9pm. You will audition in a group of eight performers. Vocal Audition: Prepare 16 measures (approx. 1 verse) of a memorized song and bring sheet music for accompanist. Line Reading: You will perform lines (director’s choice) from the mini-monologues. (This does not need to be memorized.) Dance Audition: Following vocal auditions, your audition group will be taught a short dance routine and will audition together.
* For parents and children wishing to audition together, please come after 7:00pm so adults can be included in the dance auditions.
Cast Size: Approximately 70 actors/singers/dancers to be cast.
Participation Fee: $60 per actor (max $150 per family), payable at first cast meeting; fee covers the cost of T-shirt, script, and cast meal
Dorothy Gale: Female. Teen-adult. Soprano (Range G to C) Young innocent girl with a tendency to find trouble. Loves her family, friends, and her dog, Toto. Sings “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, “We’re Off to See the Wizard”, and “Jitterbug”.
Zeke/Cowardly Lion: Male. Adult. Baritone/Tenor (Range B flat to F) Farmhand and friend of Dorothy in Kansas who turns into Lion in Oz. Sing “If I Only Had the Nerve”, “ King of the Forest”, “Jitterbug” and “We’re Off to See the Wizard”.
Hickory/Tin Man: Male. Teen-adult. Baritone/Tenor (Range B flat to G) Farmhand and friend of Dorothy who turns into Tin Man in Oz. Sings “If I Only Had a Heart”, “Jitterbug” and “We’re Off to See the Wizard”.
Hunk/Scarecrow: Male. Teen-adult. Baritone/Tenor (Range B flat to F sharp). Farmhand and friend of Dorothy who turns into Scarecrow in Oz. Sings “If I Only Had a Brain”, “Jitterbug”, and “We’re Off to See the Wizard”.
Auntie Em: Female. Adult. Dorothy’s aunt who is hard working and sturdy. She loves and cares a great deal about Dorothy. Could appear in ensemble numbers as an Ozian. Non-singing role/singing role.
Uncle Henry: Male. Adult. Dorothy’s uncle. He is an honest and hardworking man who owns a small farm in Kansas. He is kind and loves Dorothy. Could appear in Ozian ensemble. Non-singing/singing role.
Glinda: Female. Adult. Soprano (Range G to C) The good witch. She is beautiful and the protector of the Munchkins and Dorothy. Sings in the “Munchkins Musical Sequence” and in the “Poppies Sequence.”
Professor Marvel/Wizard of Oz: Male. Adult. Friendly traveling salesman who convinces Dorothy to go back home to her family after she runs away. Turns into the powerful ruler of the Emerald City. Non-singing role.
Wicked Witch of the West/Miss Gulch: Female. Adult. The bad witch. She is green and mean. Dorothy’s enemy. Non-singing role.
Toto: Child-teen. 5’0” and under. Tumbler. Dorothy’s dog transformed in Oz. Non-singing/speaking role.
Movie Magic: Tween-adult. Need to be able to move quickly and possibly lift sets/people. A troupe of performers who help make the movie magic (special effect staging) happen on the stage. Non-singing/singing role.
The following are ensemble roles. Ensemble members may be cast in multiple roles:
Ozians: Tween-adult. People who live in the Emerald City. Sing “Merry Old Land of Oz.”
The following Ozians will sing and will be featured dancers:
- Beauticians (women): Make over Dorothy in Oz
- Polishers (men): Clean up Tin Man in Oz
- Manicurists (women): Clean up Lion in Oz
Winkies: Teen-adult. low-range singers. Guards of the Witch’s castle. Speak-sing “The Winkies’ March”
Winkie General: Male. Adult. Leader of the Winkies. Speak-sings “The Winkies’ March”
Nikko: Child-teen. 4’6”-5’0” Monkey Leader. Wicked Witch’s right hand simian. Non-singing role.
Winged Monkeys: Child-teen. 4’6”-5’0” roller skate or roller blade skills preferred. Minions of the Wicked Witch. Non-singing role.
Jitterbugs: Tween-adult. Dancers. Sing “The Jitterbug”.
Female chorus: Tween-adult. Off-stage harmony singers. “Munchkinland”, “Poppies”, and “Optimistic Voices”.
Crows: Tween-adult. Dancers. Sing/lines “If I Only Had a Brain”.
Apple trees: Tween-adult. Dancers. Sing/lines “If I Only Had a Heart”.
Guard of Oz: Adult. He guards the entrance to Oz. Sings “Merry Old Land of Oz” (Range B Flat to E flat)
Munchkins: Child- teen. 4’6”and under. The small people who inhabit Munchkinland. Sing “Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead” and “Munchkinland Sequence” and “Yellow Brick Road”. (taller singers may be used as non-dancing chorus)
The following Munchkins with speaking or solo lines will be selected from Munchkin chorus:
Braggart: Line in “Munchkinland Sequence”
Teachers: 2 Munchkins lines in Munchkinland Sequence
Mayor: Solo lines in “Munchkinland Sequence” and “Yellow Brick Road”
Coroner: Solo lines in “Munchkinland Sequence” and “Yellow Brick Road”
Fiddler: Solo lines in “Yellow Brick Road”
Barrister: Solo lines in “Munchkinland Sequence”
The Lullaby League: 3 girls ballet sing “Munchkinland Musical Sequence”
The Lollipop League: 3 boys sing “Munchkinland Musical Sequence”
City Fathers: 2 Munchkins sing Solo/Trio lines in “Munchkinland Sequence”
AUDITION INFORMATION FOR “LAUGHING STOCK”
Chaska Valley Family Theatre presents Laughing Stock
a play, by Charles Morey
August 7 – 16, 2014, Chaska Community Center Theater
LAUGING STOCK is a hilarious backstage farce and genuinely affectionate look into the world of theater. When The Playhouse, a rustic New England summer theatre, schedules a repertory season of Dracula, Hamlet, and Charley’s Aunt, comic mayhem ensues. We follow the well-intentioned but over-matched company from outrageous auditions to ego-driven rehearsals through opening nights gone disastrously awry to the elation of a great play well told and the comic and nostalgic season close.
Director: Jim Lund
Location: Chaska Community Center, 1661 Park Ridge Drive, Chaska
Dates & Times: 7:00 – 9:00 PM, May 19 & 20 2014. Call backs May 22
Rehearsals: Starting May 27; generally 4 – 5 nights/week starting June 9
6 Performances: August 7, 8, 9 and August13, 15, and 16 – 7:30 pm
Participation Fee: $40 Actor’s participation fee for script, T-shirt, & cast meal
Audition Format: Reading of selections from script, as chosen by the director
Cast of Characters (14):
Gordon Page, Artistic Director (30s-50s)
Jack Morris, an actor (20s)
Susannah Huntsmen, a director (20s-40s)
Mary Pierre, an actress (20s)
Tyler Taylor, an actor (30s)
Vernon Volker, an actor (40s-50s)
Richfield Hawksley, an actor (70s)
Daisy Coates, an actress (60s)
Craig Conlin, managing director (30s-50s)
Sarah McKay, a stage manager (30-50s)
Henry Mills, a designer (30s-50s)
Karma Schneider, an apprentice (late teen – 20s)
Braun Oakes, an apprentice (late teen – 20s)
Ian Milliken, an apprentice (late teen – 20s)