DANCE AUDITIONS

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

6:30PM

6669 SECURITY BLVD, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

Seeking Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, African or Tap Dancers. All dancers should be prepeared to learn two (2) contrasting combinations. 

Rehearsals Begin: October 5

Opening Performance: December 6

Closing Performance: January 12

Possible Extension: January 18

PERSONNEL 

Produced By: ArtsCentric

Music and Lyrics: Charles Smalls

Book: William Brown

Director: Kevin McAllister

Choreographer: Shalyce Hemby

Musical Director: Cedric D. Lyles

Casting Director: Kelli Blackwell 

 

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: 

 

AUNT EM: Female, Late 30's (Range: Mezzo Soprano, G3-C5)

Dorothy's Aunt. Life has not been easy for her and promises little else. Harsh towards Dorothy at times, but acts out of love.

 

DOROTHY: Female, 13-16 (Range: Mezzo Soprano, G3-B5)

Bright eyed and alive as can be. Would rather remain a child as long as possible instead of accepting the responsibilities of adulthood. 

 

UNCLE HENRY: Male, Late 30's (Range: Non-Singing)

Dorothy's Uncle. Physically run down from years of hard work on the farm. Often acts as the voice of reason towards Aunt Em. 

 

ADDAPERLE: Female, Age Flexible (Range: Mezzo Soprano, F3-C5)

Good Witch of the North. Has magic powers she refers to as "doing tricks." Her magic abilities don't always pan out as well as she would like them to. 

 

YELLOW BRICK ROAD (Four Actors): Male or Female, Age Flexible (Range: Flexible, F4-Db5/F3-Db4)

Four dancing actors combine to create the Yellow Brick Road. Metaphorically represents the road Dorothy travels down, encouraging her along the way. 

 

SCARECROW: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Tenor, D3-A4)

Tired of being a scarecrow and the prospect of not going anywhere. Embarks on the journey to see The Wiz in hopes he can provide a brain. 

 

TIN MAN: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Baritone, E3-A4)

Human at one time. Lost all his limbs to a cursed axe. Joins in the journey in hopes the Wiz will provide him a heart because “it isn’t enough to be good looking.” 

 

LION: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Baritone, G2-Bb4)

Travels around the jungle scaring people, but has “a yellow streak a mile wide.” Coward state stems from deeper mother issues and gets regular counseling from an owl. Joins in the journey to see the wiz to gain some courage. 

 

GATEKEEPER: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Non-Singing)

Guards the gate to the Emerald City. 

 

THE WIZ: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Tenor, C3-A4)

All powerful leader over the land of Oz. Hides his true nature behind the façade of a temperamental leader. His true identity is an enigma. 

 

EVILLENE: Female, Age Flexible (Range: Alto, Bb3-Db5)

Wicked Witch of the West. Low-down evil. Not a kind bone in her body nor kind thought in her rotten mind. 

 

LORD HIGH UNDERLING: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Non-Singing)

Weak coward. Evillene's number one. 

 

WINGED MONKEY: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Non-Singing)

Servant of the Wicked Witch of the West. Summoned to do her bidding. The mere mention of him brings fear. 

 

GLINDA: Female, Age Flexible (Range: Alto, C4-Eb5)

Good Witch of the South. Prettiest of all the witches. Very wise in the way of show-business. 

 

ENSEMBLE: TOTO - a dog, PIT SINGERS, TORNADO, MUNCHKINS, CROWS, KALIDAHS, POPPIES, FIELD MICE, EMERALD CITY CITIZENS, SOLDIER MESSENGER

Rehearsals Begin: September 7

Opening Performance: October 26

PERSONNEL 

Produced By: ArtsCentric

Book: Kevin McAllister and Shalyce Hemby

Director: Kevin McAllister

Choreographer: Shalyce Hemby

Casting Director: Kelli Blackwell 

 

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: 

 

MRS. JACOBI: (late 20's - late 30's) MALE DANCER & ACTOR. Any ethnicity. He is Damon's photography instructor. He is a positive influence on Damon's future. Damon is his favorite student. He becomes a great leader in the community. Must be a strong actor. Great speaking voice. Must also possess strong varying styles of dance.

 

BRIAN LOGAN - (Stage age 15 - 25) to portray 16 yr old HIgh School Junior. MALE DANCER AND ACTOR. Any ethnicity. Good friends with Damon and Julius. Very athletic and strong. He's hotheaded. Strong physical presence. Very aggressive. Varying styles of dance.

 

BRITTANY SIMS - (Stage age 15 - 20) to portray 15 yr old African - American. FEMALE DANCER. She is very close to her brother. She has lots of attitude and teen angst. Must be a deeply expressive dancer capable of great emotional depth. Varying Styles of dance.

 

TRAVIS BUCHANAN - to portray 20's - 30's. MALE DANCER AND ACTOR. Any ethnicity. Security Guard. Acting skills needed. Varying Styles of dance.

 

RICHARD GILES - to portray 20's - 30's. MALE DANCER AND ACTOR. Any ethnicity. Security Guard. Acting skills needed. Varying Styles of dance.

 

ENSEMBLE MEN AND WOMEN.

8 yrs old - 40 years old. Seeking EXCEPTIONAL DANCERS OF ALL STYLES AND ETHNICITIES to portray various roles throughout this piece. It is a story of community. The ensemble will be actively involved throughout the entire work.