BALLET AFRIQUE PRESENTS

CASTING CALL AUDITIONS FOR THE WIZ

Ballet Afriques invites you to ease on down the yellow-brick road with us as we prepare to mount a revival of the theatrical classic.

We'll be bringing this exciting show to a stage near you in February 2021.

We will be holding auditions for acting and vocal roles on SUNDAY MAY 3 from 2pm - 6pm and dance auditions on SUNDAY MAY 17 from 2pm - 6p at our studio.

If you will be auditioning for a lead role, please plan to be at both audition dates.

AVAILABLE ROLES

AUNT EM: Female, Late 30’s (Range: Mezzo Soprano, G3-C5)
Dorothy’s Aunt. Life has not been easy for her and promises little else. Harsh towards Dorothy at times, but acts out of love.

DOROTHY: Female, 13-16 (Range: Mezzo Soprano, G3-B5)
Bright eyed and alive as can be. Would rather remain a child as long as possible instead of accempting the responsibilities of adulthood.

UNCLE HENRY: Male, Late 30’s (Range: Non-Singing)
Dorothy’s Uncle. Physically run down from years of hard work on the farm. Often acts as the voice of reason towards Aunt Em.

ADDAPERLE: Female, Age Flexible (Range: Mezzo Soprano, F3-C5)
Good Witch of the North. Has magic powers she refers to as “doing tricks.” Her magic abilities don’t always pan out as well as she would like them to.

YELLOW BRICK ROAD (Four Actors): Male or Female, Age Flexible (Range: Flexible, F4-Db5/F3-Db4)
Four dancing actors combine to create the Yellow Brick Road. Metaphorically represents the road Dorothy travels down, encouraging her along the way.

SCARECROW: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Tenor, D3-A4)
Tired of being a scarecrow and the prospect of not going anywhere. Embarks on the journey to see The Wiz in hopes he can provide a brain.

TIN MAN: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Baritone, E3-A4)
Human at one time. Lost all his limbs to a cursed axe. Joins in the journey in hopes the Wiz will provide him a heart because “it isn’t enough to be good looking.”

LION: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Baritone, G2-Bb4)
Travels around the jungle scaring people, but has “a yellow streak a mile wide.” Coward state stems from deeper mother issues and gets regular counseling from an owl. Joins in the journey to see the wiz to gain some courage.

GATEKEEPER: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Non-Singing)
Guards the gate to the Emerald City.

THE WIZ: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Tenor, C3-A4)
All powerful leader over the land of Oz. Hides his true nature behind the façade of a temperamental leader. His true identity is an enigma.

EVILLENE: Female, Age Flexible (Range: Alto, Bb3-Db5)
Wicked Witch of the West. Low-down evil. Not a kind bone in her body nor kind thought in her rotten mind.

LORD HIGH UNDERLING: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Non-Singing)
Weak coward. Evillene’s number one.

WINGED MONKEY: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Non-Singing)
Servant of the Wicked Witch of the West. Summoned to do her bidding. The mere mention of him brings fear.

GLINDA: Female, Age Flexible (Range: Alto, C4-Eb5)
Good Witch of the South. Prettiest of all the witches. Very wise in the way of show-business.

ENSEMBLE
TOTO – (a dog), PIT SINGERS, TORNADO, MUNCHKINS, CROWS, KALIDAHS, POPPIES, FIELD MICE, EMERALD CITY CITIZENS, SOLDIER MESSENGER

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Ballet Afrique’s production of The Wiz!

As you may have heard from the buzz around town, Ballet Afrique is premiering a production of The Wiz in February 2021 and we are overjoyed to host auditions for this incredibly special project. We are shooting for nothing short of the best in all aspects of the show, while constructing a team of the finest production crew members, artists, musicians, dancers, and actors of color that Austin's community has to offer.

Ballet Afrique is working towards partnerships with local music legends and organizations who believe in creating community. We are so excited to see you at auditions! The more we work together, the stronger our voices (and feet) become! Let's make history!

Registration for auditions is NOW OPEN! Below you’ll find the schedule for both audition dates. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to start with a hard copy of your resume and 8 x 10 head shot. Registration We can’t wait to meet you!

ACTING / VOCAL AUDITIONS Sunday, May 3, 2020 from 1:00pm-6:30pm:

1:00pm-3:00pm - Actor Auditions
3:00pm- 3:30pm - Break
3:30pm-6:30pm - Vocal Auditions

Snacks and water have been graciously donated from Central Market and Ramble Sparkling Water.

DANCE AUDITIONS
Sunday, May 17, 2020 from 2:00pm-6:00pm

2:00pm-3:30pm - Warm Up and Class
3:00pm-3:30pm - Break
4:00pm-6:00pm - Choreography

Snacks and water have been graciously donated from Central Market and Big Swig Sparkling Water.

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