Hill Country Community Theatre Casting Call for
The Wizard of Oz
Auditions are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, May 9 and 10.
The cast for the classic comedy includes roles for 35 men, women and children. Both audition sessions are set for 7 p.m. and will be held at the theatre, located at 2003 W. FM 2147 in Cottonwood Shores.
Based on the book by Frank Baum and adapted by Frank Gabrielson from the music and lyrics of the MGM motion picture score by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Hamburg, the much loved musical will be the final production of HCCT’s 25th Anniversary Season.
David Bend, musical theatre director at Harmony School of Creative Arts in Marble Falls, will direct the play, scheduled to run July 14-24 at HCCT. Mr. Bend’s wife, Barbara Bend, Harmony School executive director, is serving as musical director for the production. The two co-founded Harmony School and have both participated in HCCT musical productions in the past.
Those auditioning should be prepared to read for a variety of roles, taking simple direction. They should also prepare a song to perform that shows their vocal range and be prepared to perform some stage movement to determine parts for the dance section. For more information, please contact the theatre at 830-693-2474.
Currently operating on an all-volunteer basis, Hill Country Community Theatre is one of the oldest continuously operating community theatres in Texas. During its 25-year history, its productions have drawn audiences totaling more than 100,000. Some 5,000 volunteers from surrounding communities have given their time and support to HCCT’s operations, from management to acting to all aspects of backstage and onstage production.