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Ensemble Roles

“The Wizard of Oz,” based on the book by L. Frank Baum, with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The iconic film is joyfully recreated in this RSC version.

A tornado whisks Dorothy away to a land of opposites – full of witches, magic and surprises. With the help of Scarecrow, the Lion, the Tin Man and her faithful dog Toto – Dorothy must journey to Oz and win the Wizard’s help to get home again.

Submissions are now invited for several ensemble roles in PFT’s 2018 winter musical: The Wizard of Oz.

We are looking to create a diverse ensemble. We welcome submissions from everyone, regardless of gender, race or disability.

Creative Team & Schedule

Director: Gemma Fairlie

Designer: Hannah Wolfe

Musical Director: Dougie Flower

Choreographer: Rebecca Howell

Rehearses: w/c 22nd October 2018

Opens: Friday 23rd November 2018 (previews)

Closes: Sunday 23rd December 2018

All rehearsals and performances will take place in Pitlochry. Please note that a Sunday matinée performance is included in the schedule for each of the 5 performance weeks.  A maximum of 8 performances per week have been scheduled, apart from the final week, which contains 9 performances (additional performance payment made as per UK Theatre / Equity Subsidised Agreement).

Casting submissions for the following roles are now being accepted:

Male ensemble 2

20 – 40

Crow / Beautician / Lollipop Gang / Ozian / Flying Monkey counterbalance

This line of parts will require strong dance and singing skills and preferably some experience of harness / aerial work AS COUNTERWEIGHT HARNESS WORK FOR THE FLYING MONKEYS WILL BE INVOLVED.

Puppetry skills are ideal but not essential.

Height over 5 ft10

Appearance Any

Male Ensemble 3

20 – 40

Jitterbug / Beautician / Lollipop Gang / Ozian / Flying Monkey counterbalance

This line of parts will require strong dance and singing skills and preferably some experience of harness / aerial work AS COUNTERWEIGHT HARNESS WORK FOR THE FLYING MONKEYS WILL BE INVOLVED.

Height over 5ft10

Appearance Any

Female Ensemble 3

20 – 40

Tree / Toto puppeteer / Crow / Ozian

This line of parts requires a skilled puppeteer who can also sing and dance to a high level.

Aerial skills would be a bonus.

All parts listed above may be required to perform additional singing duties above those listed in the original script.

Submissions for the roles above should be made via Spotlight Link (preferable) or by email to wizardofoz@pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com

Submissions should include a full, current CV, a current headshot. The closing date for submissions is Friday 10th August 2018. Submissions received after this will NOT be considered. and a covering note indicating the role to which the submission refers.

Auditions will be held in London during w/c 20th August 2018. Anyone called for audition will be asked to read from the script, or bring a short piece of their own choosing, or both. Performers auditioning for roles requiring specific skills (song, dance, etc.) may be asked to demonstrate these at audition.

We hope that this provides you with all the information that you need to make a submission and we look forward to hearing from you. Good luck!

Gemma Fairlie

Associate Director, PFT