AUDITIONSOn this page you'll find all currently available information about auditions at Workshop Theatre. This information, which includes dates, times, locations, roles available and audition requirements, is typically available at least one month in advance of the audition itself. For information about the shows themselves, please visit our Season page.
Lend Me a Tenor | The Wizard of Oz
Directed by Jocelyn Sanders
Workshop Theatre will be holding auditions for Ken Ludwig's hilarious, Tony award-winning farce, Lend Me a Tenor on Monday, March 1. Auditions will begin at 7 pm. Please prepare a 1-2 minute comedic monologue. All roles are available.
Auditions will be held at Workshop Theatre's School of Performing Arts, located at 635 Elmwood Ave.
Performance dates are May 8-17, 2015.
Cast of Characters:
MAX is in the 30-40 age range (flexible) and is highly excitable. He must sing proficiently. Actors should prepare a few lines from an operatic aria to be sung a cappella at the audition.
MAGGIE is Max's girlfriend and is also in the 30-40 age range (also flexible, but consistent with Max's age). She is a very attractive woman and totally enamored of Tito Merelli.
SAUNDERS is Maggie's father and is General Manager of the Cleveland Opera Company. His age range: runs relative to Maggie's. He is a high-strung, man-in-charge character. He must have great comedic timing.
TITO MERELLI is a world-famous tenor, known as "Il Stupendo." His age range is 35-50 (flexible). Actor playing this part must speak with a believable Italian accent and must sing well. Actors should prepare a few lines from an operatic aria to be sung a cappella at the audition.
MARIA is Tito's wife; her age range is 30-40 (compatible to Tito's). She is beautiful, speaks with a convincing Italian accent, and must have great comedic timing.
The BELLHOP is a great comedic role and the age range is flexible. He must sing competently, but not necessarily of great quality. This part also demands great timing and physicality. Actors should prepare a few lines from an operatic aria to be sung a cappella at the audition.
DIANA is a soprano, but she does no singing on stage. Age range: 30s. Attractive, with great sex appeal.
JULIA is the Chairwoman of the Opera Guild. Age range 50-70. A very proper woman, stately, with an air of elegance.
The Wizard of Oz Young Performers Edition | Lend Me a Tenor
Workshop Theatre will be holding auditions for their production of The Wizard Of Oz - Young Performers Edition on March 15, 2015. There will two audition sessions. The first will start at 1:00 pm and run until 3:00pm; and the second will be from 3:00pm to 5:00 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete an audition form. Auditions are being held at the Workshop Theatre located at 635 Elmwood Ave in Columbia, SC.
All Actors need to be between the ages of 7-17. Actors will not need to prepare any music or choreography before the audition. The audition pieces will be taught at the time of auditions.
Performance dates will be June 25-28, 2015 with multiple performance on the 27th and 28th.
The Wizard of Oz Young Performers Edition is based on the book "The Wizard of Oz" written by Farnk L Baum with Music and Lyrics of the MGM MOTION PICTURE SCORE by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. Background music by Herbert Stothart.
The Young Performers Edition is an adaptation of the classic motion picture which includes all of the classic and recognizable songs and characters you love and will be directed by EG Heard Engle with vocal direction by Jordan Harper and Choreography by Katie Hilliger.
Dorothy Gale: Young, innocent girl with a tendency to find trouble. Loves her family, friends and her dog, Toto. Strong singer & dancer.
Zeke /Cowardly Lion: Baritone/Tenor or Mezzo-Soprano. Farmhand in Kansas who turns into the Lion in Oz. Strong singer/dancer.
Hickory /Tin Man: Baritone/Tenor or Mezzo-Soprano. Farmhand in Kansas who turns into the Tin Man in Oz. Strong singer/dancer.
Hunk/Scarecrow: Baritone/Tenor or Mezzo-Soprano. Farmhand in Kansas who turns into the Scarecrow in Oz. Strong singer/dancer.
Aunt Em/Glinda: In Kansas, Dorothy's Aunt who is hard-working. In Oz, the good witch. She is beautiful and the protector of the Munchkins and Dorothy. Strong singer.
Wicked Witch of the West/Ms. Gulch: The bad witch. She is green and mean. Dorothy's enemy. Non-singing role.
Uncle Henry/Guard of Emerald City: Dorothy’s Uncle. He is an honest hardworking man who owns a small farm. He is kind and also cares a great deal about Dorothy. Also doubles as the guard. *Non singing Role
Professor Marvel/Wizard of Oz: Friendly traveling salesman who convinces Dorothy to go back home to her family after she runs away and turns into the powerful ruler of the EmeraldCity. Non-singing role.
Ozians: People who live in the EmeraldCity. Moderate/strong singers. Good movers.
Beauticians: Make over Dorothy after her travels to Oz.
Polishers: Clean up the Tin Man after his travels to Oz.
Manicurists: Clean up the Lion after his travels to Oz.
Winkies: Guards of the Witch’s castle. Sing "The Winkies' March." Moderate/strong singers. Movers.
Winkie General: Leader of the Winkies. Sings in "The Winkies' March."
Nikko: Monkey Leader. Wicked Witch's right hand simian. Non-singing role. Strong dancer.
Winged Monkies: Minions of the Wicked Witch. Non-singing roles. Moderate-strong dancers.
Lead Jitterbug: Dancer. Leader of the Jitterbugs. Sings in “The Jitterbug”.
Jitterbug Chorus: Dancers. Sing "The Jitterbug".
Munchkins: Citizens of Munchkinland. Must be moderate/strong singers and able to harmonize.
*There are many Munchkins with solos and speaking lines that have individual names
Crows: In Scarecrow scene. Must be able to sing and harmonize in "If I Only Had a Brain." vAlso have some lines of dialogue in same scene.
Apple Trees: In Tin Man Scene. They are not happy when Dorothy picks their apples.
Must be able to sing and harmonize in "If I Only Had a Heart".
Also have some lines of dialogue in same scene. Moderate/strong dancers.
Poppies & Snowflakes: In the Poppies scene – strong dancers & singers.