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Open Auditions for "The Wiz" at American River College

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Sunday, June 16, 2024
6:00 pm

Add to Calendar 06/16/2024 06:00 PM 06/16/2024 America/Los_Angeles Open Auditions for "The Wiz" at American River College Auditions for THE WIZ will be at 6:00 pm June 16-17 and are being held at American River College's mainstage Theatre. American River College's mainstage Theatre Tracy Martin false MM/dd/yyyy


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Tracy Martin
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Described as a musical that "Celebrates the history of Black creativity and culture," THE WIZ is a show that has thrilled audiences since 1975 with music and dance styles that range from Rock and Motown to gospel, soul, hip-hop and disco. As the revival of the musical hits stages across the country, American River College is holding auditions for its fall production of THE WIZ June 16 and 17 from 6pm to 10pm. Callbacks will be on June 18.

Directed by Sam Williams, the production will feature a live band led by Tony Marvelli and spectacular costume, set and lighting designs by Gail Russell and Kathy Burleson. THE WIZ goes into rehearsal in August for performances that will run October 11-27, 2024. Auditions are open to community and student performers of all ethnicities and genders, age 16 and up. Auditioners are encouraged to dress for movement and bring dance shoes of any kind if available. The vocal audition will consist of short song segments from the Broadway musical, so familiarity with a recording of the show is the best preparation. Cold readings will be at callbacks (and possibly the initial audition if time permits).

THE WIZ: The Super Soul Musical “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” is a joyous modern retelling of L. Frank Baum’s classic children’s story reflecting contemporary African-American culture. After Dorothy gets swept up in a tornado, she finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz. There, she makes new friends, battles evil witches, and seeks the aid of the all-powerful and mysterious Wiz. Ultimately, Dorothy finds that, if you believe with all your heart, you can always find your way home. With an infectious soulful score, dynamic numbers, and endearing cast of characters, THE WIZ is a joyous explosion of music, dance, magic, and heart to delight audience members of all ages.

Parking is $2 next to the theatre at the corner of College Oak and Myrtle.


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