The Conservatory

SUMMERFEST 2017 presents THE WIZ

PERFORMANCE DATES: July 6 – 16, 2017

Directed by: Wesley Nelson
Music Direction by: Jessica Greene
Choreography by: Jaasiel Wilson

Music & lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Book by William F. Brown
Winner of 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical! Based on L. Frank Baum’s, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” this beloved Broadway musical sets Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz to a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul music!

AUDITIONS: Blackbird Dance Theatre, 160 Moore Drive

Friday, May 5, 2017
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Registration begins at 6:30pm
***Please arrive at the beginning of auditions and be prepared to stay for the full time.

Saturday, May 6, 2017
11:00am - 2:00pm
Registration begins at 10:30am
***Please arrive at the beginning of auditions and be prepared to stay for the full time.

CALLBACKS Saturday, May 6, 2017
3:30pm – 6:00pm

- Principle Actors for the following roles: Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Addaperle, Evillene, Glinda, The Wiz, Aunt Em, Uncle Henry
- Ensemble: The ensemble will play a variety of roles.
- Pit Singers: The pit singers will be non-acting and non-dancing roles. These performers will join the live band to enhance to sound of the performance.

- Audition will consist of songs from the show as well as a dance audition. Songs and choreography will be taught during the audition.
- No prepared pieces are required.
- Please bring dance attire to change into, or you are more than welcome to wear it to the audition.
- Please have all conflicts for the rehearsal period available, and please note on Audition Form.
- Please verify that you are available for all performances.
- SummerFest attempts to cast age appropriate actors when possible, and follows a color-blind / color-conscious casting policy when allowed by script or license.
- Auditionees must be entering high school or older to be considered for the Adult Company.
- If you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions, please send your resume and headshot to If additional auditions are needed, you will be contacted.

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