Camp Imagination is holding auditions for lead roles in this summer’s musical production of “The Wizard of Oz” in May. Auditions are open to registered campers entering grades 6-12 and will be held on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 in the Webb Center Atrium.
To best prepare for an audition, young actors should memorize a 90-second monologue to perform for judges, as well as a vocal performance piece. Judges prefer a vocal audition of a theatrical song, even one from this summer’s show. Please bring a karaoke version of the song on a smartphone for the audition or a CD/USB Drive with the instrumental accompaniment (no vocals). Campers can prepare a monologue from a favorite book, play or musical or memorize their own original work. Costumes and props that accompany the monologue are welcome. Example monologues and music for reference can be found HERE
Main Roles to be cast for each session include:
Hickory (Tin Man)
Miss Gulch (Wicked Witch of the West)
Professor Marvel (Wizard, Oz’s Voice)
Glinda the Good Witch
Riley Webster, 11, auditioned for the first time last summer and earned a role as Gretl von Trapp during the Session I production of “The Sound of Music.” The young actor’s advice to anyone feeling nervous about auditioning was not to, describing the process as, “Fun, easy, and an experience I will never forget.”
Call the Box Office at (928) 684-6624 to schedule an audition appointment. Audition time slots are every 15 minutes beginning at 9 am on Friday, May 13 and 10 am on Saturday, May 14. Campers who are unavailable to audition in-person can schedule a Zoom audition during the same time frame. Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who do not schedule their audition in advance are still welcome to participate, but will be subject to available times upon arrival.