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Rome Little Theatre will hold auditions for its production of “The Wizard of Oz” on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. at the historic DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome.
Saturday auditions will be for Dorothy and adult roles only, and registration will begin at 4:30 p.m. Sunday auditions will begin at 2 p.m. for children’s roles, and Dorothy and adult roles may audition at 4 p.m. Registration on Sunday begins at 1:30 p.m. Children who wish to audition for this show need only come to auditions on Sunday at 2 p.m.
For a character list with age restrictions and singing and dancing roles, please go to the message board on the left-hand side of romelittletheatre.com.
"The Wizard of Oz" is the classic children’s story about Dorothy Gale, who visits the magical Land of Oz and learns that there is no place like home. Roles will be cast age appropriately, so there are opportunities for every age. Auditions are open to the community, and those who are interested in theater are encouraged to attend, no matter their level of experience or training.
Those auditioning will be taught a song to sing and a dance routine to perform (if auditioning for singing and dancing roles) at auditions. Everyone will have an opportunity to read from selected scenes that will be available for perusal during registration. Attendees should arrive at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday to allow time for registration and pictures. They should also bring with them a completed audition form, which is available at romelittletheatre.com. More detailed information, including character descriptions, is available at this website.
In addition to the regular production dates, those auditioning must be available to perform during school shows on Wednesday and Thursday, April 3 and 4.
The production of “The Wizard of Oz” will run March 29 to April 7 with Friday and Saturday evening shows and Sunday matinees. To accommodate the Easter holiday, there will be two shows, one matinee and one evening, on Saturday, March 30, and no show on Easter Sunday.To learn more about any of the shows in Rome Little Theatre’s current season, including the upcoming production of “Hairspray,” and how to become a member, please visit romelittletheatre.com, or call 706.295.7171.