Wizard of Oz Community Musical Cast List
Thank you for auditioning for our community musical, The Wizard of Oz. We truly appreciated seeing so many talented people come out to audition for this production. Please review the cast list carefully. Some names are purposefully listed more than once. If your name is not on our cast list, we encourage you to audition again in the future. If your name is on our cast list, please be at our first rehearsal on Wednesday, April 4th at 6:30pm. Parents should plan to attend with their child for a brief meeting and registration at that time. Calendars and scripts will be handed out at the first rehearsal.
|Dorothy Gale||Lisa Spaniak|
|Glinda (doubles as Aunt Em/Emily Gale)||Molly Brown|
|Scarecrow (doubles as Hunk — a farmhand)||AJ Cannon|
|Tinman (doubles as Hickory — a farmhand)||Eric Benveniste|
|Lion (doubles as Zeke — a farmhand)||Jeff Balkan|
|Uncle Henry (doubles as Ozian/Winkie)||Larry Fontillas|
|Miss Almira Gulch (doubles as Wicked Witch of the West)||Heather Benveniste|
|Professor Chester Marvel (doubles as Wizard of Oz)||Paul Velez|
|Mayor of Munchkinland/Poppy||Andrew Burke|
|City People/Poppies||Hayden Keith, Avi Oldani, Hannah Kelly|
|Tough Kids/Poppies||Rowan Dailey, Sasha Winters, Jori Weinstein, Sarah Lebovitz, Grace Fontillas|
|School Teachers/Poppies||Veronica Ruvinsky, Kristina Rylicki|
|Tots/Poppies||Joanna Shvartz, Ellory Moran, Sylvia Ugarcovici|
|3 Crows trio||Conor Lynch, Owen Hechtman, Avi Oldani|
|3 Trees trio||Rosie Salzer, Emmi Schwenk, Addison Blumenfeld|
|Ozian Guard||Owen Hechtman|
|Beauticians||Meghan Rosenfeld, Robyn Miller, Mihaela Ugarcovici, Theresa Glatzhofer, Emmi Schwenk|
|Polishers||Maddy Lasky, Ashleigh Velez, Audrey McGinnis|
|Maintenance Men||Bruce Friedman, Declan Fontillas, Dan Plante, Larry Fontillas|
|Manicurists||Kristin Moran, Joy Skiest, Emily McGinnis, Robyn Miller, Farrah Dailey|
|Nikko — commander of monkeys||Sam Salzer|
|Flying Monkeys||Maddy Lasky, Kristina Rylicki|
|Winkie General||Bruce Friedman|
|Winkies||Dan Plante, Declan Fontillas, Larry Fontillas|
|Jitterbug (Lead Dancer)||Elizabeth Balkan|
|Jitterbugs||Briana Tansky, Mary Grace Plante, Grace Clark, Kaitlyn Bowles, Rosie Salzer, Maddie Lasky, Conor Lynch, Owen Hechtman, Avi Oldani, Maya Fliegler|
|Optomisitic Voices||Theresa Glatzhofer, Emmi Schwenk, Addison Blumenfeld, Meghan Rosenfeld, Ashleigh Velez, Rowan Dailey|
|Snowflakes||Elizabeth Balkan, Kaitlyn Bowles, Mary Grace Plante, Grace Clark, Briana Tansky|
11 weeks, beginning on April 4
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-9pm and Sundays from 1-4pm
Actors may not be called to every rehearsal.
June 8-10, 15-16
Youth Theatre Auditions will be held in the fall for NTJC (3-5 grade) and NTCC (6-9 grade). Additional details will be posted here on or before August 1, 2018.
Auditions are required in order to assess children’s comfort level of as performers, evaluate their skills and find the role that will best fit their personality and talent. Registration for auditions is not required; auditions are on a first-come, first-served basis. Children will be seen in groups of 10 in the order in which they arrive. They will be photographed and fill out an audition form, listing their availability and experience. There is no cost to audition.
How to Prep for Your Audition
Children should prepare 16 bars (measures of music) of a musical theatre song in the proper key. Sheet music for the song should be hole-punched and in a binder for the accompanist. (Sheet music can be copied from songbooks at the Northbrook Public Library or purchased online at sheetmusicplus.com). For the reading part of the audition, the director will use parts from the script. Children will have a chance to practice reading through the lines, and the director can answer questions and offer assistance. The choreographer(s), music director(s) and director(s), as well as other children auditioning in your child’s group, will be present during auditions.
Casting is based on ability, availability and attitude. All who are cast must pay a participation fee. NTJC and NTCC actors receive professional instruction, t-shirt, DVD and cast party lunch on the performance date.