Auditions for Twilight's 'Wizard of Oz' this weekend

The Twilight Theatre will hold auditions for their first summerstock production of 2011, the family musical spectacular “The Wizard of Oz,” on May 13 and 14 at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church in Fayetteville. Amazing stage magic, beautiful costumes, lavishly staged musical numbers and a full orchestra will bring this masterpiece to the stage at the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City on July 21, 22, 23 and 24 at 8 p.m.

This is the full MGM music version with such favorite songs as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “We’re Off To See The Wizard,” and “If I Only Had a Brain.” Over 80 performers will be cast in this show directed by Tammy Barton and music directed by Rae Litowich, and not everybody has to sing.

“Families love to perform together in Twilight’s summerstock productions,” said Director, Tammy Barton. “For many families, it’s a summer tradition. And with a cast of ages 7 to 107, everybody can follow this yellow brick road.”

Singing and dancing auditions for ages 7 to 11 years will be May 13 at 5 p.m., ages 12 to16 years will be at 7 p.m., and ages 17 years through adults on Saturday, May 14 at noon. Everyone wishing to participate in the production must attend the singing and dancing auditions for his/her age group. Those auditioning will be taught a dance combination and be asked to sing 32 bars of a song of their choosing. You may bring an accompaniment tape or a piano accompanist will be available.
Acting auditions will be Saturday, May 14 by invitation only: supporting roles at 4 p.m. and leading roles at 6 p.m. Callbacks will be Sunday, May 15 at 3 p.m., if needed. Rehearsals will not begin until after school ends on May 30.

Don’t miss out on the fun. If your schedule doesn’t permit auditioning on these days, email Director Tammy Barton (Wizard (at) TheTwilightTheatre.com) to arrange another audition time.

For a list of roles available, to download the audition form, or to view the rehearsal schedule, visit www.TheTwilightTheatre.com