LINCOLN CITY – An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “The Wizard of Oz” on Monday, June 17, at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Those auditioning should arrive before 10 am and plan to stay for two full hours. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the auditions.
Rehearsals will take place through the week, at times to be determined by cast and schedule. There is no charge to audition, or to participate in the week-long theatre experience, but parts are limited. No child will be admitted to auditions after 10 am.
Among the roles to be cast are Dorothy, Toto, the Lion, the Tin Man, the Professor/Wizard, the Green Guard, Glinda, the Wicked Witch, Mayor Munchkin, Farmer Munchkin, the Munchkins, the Winkies, the Magicians and the Fierce and Ferocious Flowers. The Missoula Children’s Theatre touring productions come complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup.
Students entering 1st grade through 12th grade are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Assistant directors will also be cast, to aid in rehearsals throughout the week and to take on essential backstage responsibilities.
This performance is experience is provided free of charge, thanks to the generosity of The Walter R. Behrens Foundation, Kiwanis Club of Lincoln City, Lincoln City Rotary Club, Mills Ace Hardware, Cascadia Consulting Partnership, Depoe Baykery and Sea Bright Industries. The directors will be staying at the Chinook Winds Casino Resort Hotel, which has generously agreed to offer those rooms free of charge.
The week-long experience will finish with two performances of “The Wizard of Oz,” at 3 pm and 7 pm on Saturday, June 22. Both shows will take place in the auditorium at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101. Tickets for the audience are $10 reserved and $5 general, on sale now at 541-994-9994.
This will be eighth time that the Lincoln City Cultural Center has hosted the Missoula Children’s Theatre for a summer play. The center’s June schedule also includes the Siletz Bay Music Festival June 12-17, and a patriotic choir concert with the Just For Fun Singers on Sunday, June 30. For details, call 541-994-9994.