The Wizard of Oz (RSC)
By L. Frank Baum
Directed by Directed by Frank Peot, Musical Direction by Lisa Mueller, Choerography by Renee Hegge
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is an American children's novel written by author L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow, originally published by the George M. Hill Company in Chicago on May 17, 1900. It has since been reprinted on numerous occasions, most often under the title The Wizard of Oz, which is the title of the popular 1902 Broadway musical as well as the iconic 1939 musical film adaptation.
The story chronicles the adventures of a young farm girl named Dorothy in the magical Land of Oz, after she and her pet dog Toto are swept away from their Kansas home by a cyclone. The novel is one of the best-known stories in American literature and has been widely translated. The Library of Congress has declared it "America's greatest and best-loved homegrown fairytale.” Its groundbreaking success and the success of the Broadway musical adapted from the novel led Baum to write thirteen additional Oz books that serve as official sequels to the first story.
Produced by Sun Prairie Civic Theatre at Sun Prairie Performing Arts Center, 888 Grove Street, Sun Prairie
Performances: April 20-23, 2017
April 20, 21, 22 @ 7:30 PM
April 22 and 23 @ 2:00 PM
Ticket Prices: Adult $16, Senior $13, Student $11
Call 608-852-4387 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
Auditions for Sun Prairie Civic Theatre's production of The Wizard of Oz will be held on February 26 (1:00 – 4:00) & 27 (6:30 – 9:00), with callbacks on February 28, 2017. At the Sun Prairie Civic Theatre Rehearsal Barn, 550 South Bird Street, Sun Prairie, WI. Auditions will consist of singing a one-minute song in the style of the show, but not from the show. No Accapella. An accompanist will be provided or you may use your own accompanist, a CD, or tape. (Please no songs from Wicked) Those auditioning should be aged 8 or older (depending on maturity). Those auditioning will also be asked to dance (bring tap and ballet shoes) and read a monologue from the script. Please bring your calendar so you can note conflicts. Rehearsals will begin on March 1, with performances on April 20 -21- 22 & 23. Further details at www.sunprairiecivictheatre.com