Stamford's Curtain Call Begins Auditions For 'Wizard Of Oz'

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Auditions for The Wizard of Oz at Curtain Call's Kweskin Theater in Stamford will be held beginning Saturday, Jan. 18. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Curtain Call in Stamford will hold auditions for its big spring musical, "The Wizard of Oz," on Monday, Jan. 20, and Tuesday, Jan. 21. Children's auditions are planned for Saturday, Jan. 18.

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the iconic film,  the production be a full-scale production of the MGM classic featuring all the songs, dialogue and characters people have come to know and love since 1939.

All roles are open to non-union actors in this adult production. Dorothy will be cast age-appropriately. Munchkins will be cast from younger performers ages 6 to 12.

Auditions for adults (and Dorothys) will be held at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 20 and 21, in The Kweskin Theatre. Auditions for The Munchkins will be held Saturday morning, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon, also in The Kweskin Theatre.

Those auditioning should prepare a brief song in the style of the show, be prepared to read from the script and to learn a brief dance combination. Auditionees should bring sheet music in the correct key and have proper footwear in which to dance.

The production will be directed by Kari Sweeney with music direction by Dan Gibson and choreography by Julia Maggiola. Performances will be held over five weekends beginning April 4.

For more information go to the auditions link on the Curtain Call website, write or call 203-329-8207 Ext. 11.

Curtain Call is the non-profit community-based theatre company in residence at The Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, 1349 Newfield Ave. in Stamford.

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