Auditions for the Wiz – Maryland

01/29/2013

The Wiz (Tantallon Community Players)

Where: Fort Washington, MD
This casting notice was posted on auditionsfree.com

Type: Theater

THE WIZ AUDITIONS FEBRUARY 24 & FEBRUARY 25, 2013

From the creative team that brought you the W.A.T.C.H. nominated “The Color Purple”, The Tantallon Community Players Presents “The Wiz.”

The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” is a musical with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls and book by William F. Brown. It is a retelling of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the context of African-American culture. The 1975 Broadway production won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The musical was an early example of Broadway’s mainstream acceptance of works with an all-black cast. The musical has had revivals in New York, London, San Diego and the Netherlands, and a limited-run revival was presented by Encores! at New York City Center in June 2009. A film adaptation was released in 1978.

Directed by Rikki Hoiwe ( Aint’ Misbehaven, Smokey Joe’s Café), with Music Direction by LeVar Betts (The Color Purple), Choreography by Taurean Maray Barber (The Color Purple, Dreamgirls), Staged Managed By Jared Shamberger (The Color Purple) and produced by Jivon Lee Jackson (The Color Purple, Smokey Joes Café), this production promises to be an interpretation that audiences have never seen.

Auditions are February 24 and 25 at Harmony Hall Regional Center (10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744).

Those who would like to audition should prepare 16-bars of a song selection (with sheet music preferably) and come prepared to dance and read potential sides cold. Also to schedule an audition time please email tantallonwiz@gmail.com.Auditions are between 7-9PM on both dates. Auditions are open to all. MALE DANCERS & SINGERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION. Don’t delay as slots are filling up quickly. We look forward to hearing from you!

Performance dates are May 31, June 1, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 & 16.

***Pass this notice along to anyone you believe would be a fit for this show!!***

Again that audition email is tantallonwiz@gmail.com.

Visit tantallonstage.com for more information on The Tantallon Community Players and their exciting season.

**THIS IN A NON-PAID PRODUCTION**

Jivon Lee Jackson, Producer

Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: Fort Washington, MD
Please submit to: tantallonwiz@gmail.com

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