Our summer show

The Wiz

 

Audition Notice!

The River Raisin Repertory Summer Youth show for 2017 is The Wiz!

Show dates are July 21, 22, and 23, 2017.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, May 13th at the RRCA:

Ages 10-12 from 10:00 a.m till 12:00 noon
Ages 13-20 from 3:00 p.m. till 5:00 p.m.

This summer, we are using students, ages 10-20 by the time of auditions. We ask that you prepare an audition piece of 16-32 bars in length that best shows your vocal range and strength. We will provide an accompanist, NO CDs PLEASE. Ages 10-12 will need to sing and learn a short movement audition. Ages 13-20 will be asked to sing and be ready for a dance audition.

Callback auditions will be held on Monday, May 22nd. If you are needed for a callback, you will be contacted the week following auditions.

If you cannot make this audition date, please contact Tracy Glover for another option.

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL SOON!

Tracy Glover, Director
Bridgette Halcomb, Assistant Director
Josh Glover, Music Director
Alyssa Langmeyer, Choreographer

 

 


The Wiz Information


Important Dates

Performances

Show dates are:

Friday, July 21 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 22 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 23 at 3:00 pm

Audition Dates

Auditions are held at the RRCA

May 13 - 10 am to noon: 10 - 12 Years Old
May 13 - 3 pm to 5 pm: 13 - 20 Years Old


Character Breakdown

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 accepting 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, EMERAL CITY CITIZENS, SOLDIER MESSENGER


Past Seasons

 
Fiddler on the Roof
The Grimm Brothers
Seussical

Little Shop of Horrors
The Little Mermaid
Footloose
Honk

Les Miserables
Oliver
Annie Get Your Gun
Sleeping Beauty

 

 

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