OvationsWizardCircleHAROLD ARLEN & E.Y. HARBURG’S

THE WIZARD OF OZ YOUNG PERFORMERS EDITION

Book & Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken

Featuring students in grades 3-9*

*Some roles may be multicast and others may be played by performers outside 3-9 grade at the discretion of the production team.

CLICK HERE to register an audition for THE WIZARD OF OZ: YOUNG PERFORMERS EDITION

CLICK HERE to download the WIZARD OF OZ paperwork

AUDITIONS
Auditions will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019 12:00-4:00 PM at 601 Harrington Road, Rockville, MD 20850. Anyone not available to audition on Sunday, January 27, 2019 should email ovationstheatre@gmail.com to make alternative arrangements.

There is a non-refundable $150 tuition deposit payable at the time of audition that will be applied to your tuition balance. Please make checks payable to OVATIONS THEATRE. If you are NOT selected to be a member of the cast (which includes both a principal role or ensemble) the tuition deposit will be refunded.

CALLBACKS
Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 6:30-9:30 PM at 601 Harrington Road, Rockville, MD 20850.

TUITION
Tuition for THE WIZARD OF OZ YOUNG PERFORMERS EDITION will be $950. Additionally, we are casting students in Grades Pre-K through grade 2 for Munchkins for a reduced tuition of $500.There is limited financial aid and/or payment plan options available for this production. Those interested should contact ovationstheatre@gmail.com. Please note there are NO refunds.

AUDITION INFO
Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to check in and submit your completed paperwork. Please bring a current photo, resume and check payable to OVATIONS THEATRE in the amount of $150.00.

The cast list will be emailed by 4 PM on Wednesday, January 30 2019. Prospective cast members must email ovationstheatre@gmail.com indicating acceptance or rejection of their roles by 8PM on Wednesday, January 30 2019. Rehearsals will begin Thursday, January 31 2019. Full tuition payment is required at the first rehearsal unless payment arrangements are made in advance with the Production Liaison at ovationstheatre@gmail.com.

AUDITION PREPARATION
Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song. Please remember to bring sheet music copied in a three-ring binder; an accompanist will be provided. NO ACCAPELLA SINGING WILL BE ACCEPTED. Your selection should demonstrate both your vocal range and acting abilities.

PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS
DOROTHY GALE: Young Kansas girl, earnest, expressive, and strong-willed, in search of something more. Very strong singer who moves well.

HUNK / SCARECROW:Plucky and clever in a pinch, even while lacking a brain. Strong actor with an honest quality. Excellent dancer – acrobatic skills a bonus. Male or Female.

HICKORY / TIN MAN:Desperate for a heart. A kind-hearted romantic. Singing and dance required. Tap experience a plus. Male or Female.

ZEKE / COWARDLY LION: A mix of bravado and cowardice. Should move well. Cuddly actor with excellent comic timing. Male or female.

ALMIRA GULTCH / WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST:Character villain with an over-the-top stage presence. Excellent comic actress, has a killer cackle.

PROFESSOR MARVEL / THE WIZARD: Father figure with an eccentric flair.

GLINDA:Good Witch of the North. Benevolent and beloved. Strong singer.

AUNT EM: Demanding, but loves her niece.

UNCLE HENRY:Dorothy’s pleasant uncle.
EMERALD CITY GUARD: Strong comic actor, big presence.

**Please note we will be using a real dog as Toto

FEATURED ROLES
CROW TRIO
TREE TRIO
NIKKO
OPTIMISTIC VOICES

MUNCHKIN FEATURED ROLES
MUNCHKIN MAYOR
MUNCHKIN CORONER
MUNCHKIN FIDDLER
THREE TOUGH MUNCHKIN KIDS
THREE MUNCHKIN TOTS

ENSEMBLES
MUNCHKIN, POPPIES, SNOWFLAKES, WINKIES & JITTERBUGS

REHEARSALS
Rehearsals will primarily be held at 601 Harrington Road, Rockville MD 20850. Rehearsals are generally Sunday afternoons 12:30-3:30pm and weeknight evenings from 6:30-8:30pm. Some rehearsals will be held at neighboring locations and will be made clear once the full rehearsal schedule breakdown is sent out to the cast.

Thursday, January 31

Sunday, February 3rd
Thursday, February 7th
Sunday, February 10th
Thursday, February 14th
Sunday, February 17th
Thursday, February 21st
Sunday, February 24th
Thursday, February 28th

Sunday, March 3rd
Thursday, March 7th
Sunday, March 10th
Thursday, March 14th
Sunday, March 17th
Tuesday, March 19th
Thursday, March 21st
Sunday, March 24th
Tuesday, March 26th
Thursday, March 28th
Sunday, March 31st

Tuesday, April 2nd
Wednesday, April 3rd
Thursday, April 4th
Saturday, April 6th

TECH WEEK
Held at the Kreeger Auditorium at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

Monday, April 8                  5:00-9:00pm
Tuesday, April 9                  5:00-9:00pm
Wednesday, April 10          5:00-9:00pm
Thursday, April 11              5:00-9:30pm (Extended time due to rehearsal photos)

PERFORMANCES
Held at the Kreeger Auditorium at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

Friday, April 12                  7:30pm Performance
Saturday, April 13              2:00pm & 7:30pm Performances
Sunday, April 14                1:00pm Performance

CONFLICTS
Each cast member will be allowed a total of four conflicts.

Ovations Theatre reserves the right to change the theater venue or cancel the production before rehearsals begin for any reason, returning the audition fees.  Full payment of the tuition by all cast members will be due at the first rehearsal. There are no refunds.


GALT MACDERMOT’s
HAIR Circle

HAIR

Music by Galt MacDermot
Book & Lyrics by Gerome Ragni & James Rado

Featuring students in grades 8-12*

*Some roles may be multicast and others may be played by performers outside 8-12 grade at the discretion of the production team.

CLICK HERE to register an audition for HAIR

CLICK HERE to complete the HAIR paperwork

AUDITIONS
Auditions will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 6:30-9:30 PM at 601 Harrington Road, Rockville, MD 20850. Anyone not available to audition on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 should email ovationstheatre@gmail.com to make alternative arrangements.

There is a non-refundable $150 tuition deposit payable at the time of audition that will be applied to your tuition balance. Please make checks payable to OVATIONS THEATRE. If you are NOT selected to be a member of the cast (which includes both a principal role or ensemble) the tuition deposit will be refunded.

CALLBACKS
Callbacks will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 6:00-10:00 PM at 601 Harrington Road, Rockville, MD 20850.

TUITION
Tuition for HAIR will be $950. There is limited financial aid and/or payment plan options available for this production. Those interested should contact ovationstheatre@gmail.com. Please note there are NO refunds unless not cast in the production.

AUDITION INFO
Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to check in and submit your completed paperwork. Please bring a current photo, resume and check payable to OVATIONS THEATRE in the amount of $150.00.

The cast list will be emailed by 4 PM on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Prospective cast members must email ovationstheatre@gmail.com indicating acceptance or rejection of their roles by 8PM on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Rehearsals will begin Sunday, March 10, 2019. Full tuition payment is required at the first rehearsal unless payment arrangements are made in advance by contacting ovationstheatre@gmail.com.

AUDITION PREPARATION
Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre rock or 60’s pop song. Please remember to bring sheet music copied in a three-ring binder; an accompanist will be provided. NO ACCAPELLA SINGING WILL BE ACCEPTED. Your selection should demonstrate both your vocal range and acting abilities.

PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS
CLAUDE (Rock Bari-Tenor)The most beautiful beast in the forest. Smart, attractive male, with a playful side; a lover of life and the picture of a young man next door of the 60’s. Strong actor. Berger’s best friend, recently drafted whose only valuable possession, other than his freedom, is his hair. A charismatic leader that women adore, boys emulate and men will follow into the breach. A man of conscience who struggles with the conflict of what his heart tells him is right and what the authorities around him lead him to believe.

GEORGE BERGER (Tenor) A social activist recently banished from high school. An unrestrained animal. He knows what is right and sticks to it no matter the consequence. The leader of the tribe. High energy, athletic, wild. Strong presence and, though he may be a young man, he is looked up to. 

SHELIA (Rock Alto/Belter) A second semester student and passionate protester from NYU who lives with Berger and Claude, aspires to spread love, loves Berger but having Claude’s baby. The most intelligent of the tribe. Wants to change society through peaceful protest. Not necessarily perfect on the outside, but must have a strong voice and presence.

JEANIE (Alto) A follower, not a leader. Incredibly sweet, understands Claude better than anyone. Wise, passionate, creative woman, who is pregnant with the tribe’s baby. She has taken every drug, and takes care of the tribe. Strong actress to play comedic and dramatic scenes.

CRISSY (Mezzo, late teens) a flower child mourning a lost love – The youngest female of the tribe.

DIONNE (Alto/Mezzo Belt) Sassy and lots of fun. Great with comedy and ad-lib vocals.

HUD (Soul/Rock Baritone/Tenor) Speaks his mind and hopes you can keep up with him. High energy, spiritual performer with a strong voice and presence. A true tone setter that is a natural on stage in any situation.

WOOF( Rock Baritone/Tenor) May not want to admit it but he is gay. A young animal. High energy, versatile performer. Must be a natural with comedy. Looks up to Berger and Mick Jagger… in many ways.

TOURIST COUPLE Two male performers, strong comic timing. One must be willing to appear as a believeable woman, while the other is her miserable husband. May double as tribe.

TRIBE This is not a “chorus”, as the entire cast is a true ensemble. We are looking for performers who can create 3 dimensional characters. Tribe members sing many featured songs (and receive significant solos in many of the ensemble numbers) including “Aquarius”, “Black Boys”, “White Boys”, “Walking in Space”, “Electric Blues”, “Hippie Life”, etc., and play many roles in the show including the PRINCIPALS, MOTHER/FATHER, historical figures, and more. Energetic, creative performers with heart and passion. Will be on stage roughly 90% of the show.

REHEARSALS
Rehearsals will primarily be held at 601 Harrington Road, Rockville MD 20850. Rehearsals are generally Sunday afternoons 4:30-8:30pm and weeknight evenings from 6:30-9:30pm. Some rehearsals will be held at neighboring locations and will be made clear once the full rehearsal schedule breakdown is sent out to the cast.

Sunday, March 10
Monday, March 11
Sunday, March 17
Monday, March 18
Sunday, March 24
Monday, March 25
Sunday, March 31

Monday, April 1
Tuesday, April 2
Sunday, April 28
Monday, April 29

Sunday, May 5
Monday, May 6
Tuesday, May 7
Sunday, May 12
Monday, May 13
Tuesday, May 14
Sunday, May 19
Monday, May 20
Tuesday, May 21
Wednesday, May 22

Saturday, June 1
Sunday, June 2
Monday, June 3
Tuesday, June 4
Wednesday, June 5
Thursday, June 6
Saturday, June 8

TECH WEEK
Held at the Kreeger Auditorium at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

Sunday, June 9                 3:00-8:00pm
Monday, June 10             5:00-10:00pm
Tuesday, June 11             5:00-10:00pm
Wednesday, June 12       5:00-10:00pm
Thursday, June 13          5:00-10:00pm (Extended time due to rehearsal photos)

PERFORMANCES
Held at the Kreeger Auditorium at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

Friday, June 14                  7:30pm Performance
Saturday, June15              2:00pm & 7:30pm Performances
Sunday, June 16                1:00pm Performance

CONFLICTS
Each cast member will be allowed a total of four conflicts.

Ovations Theatre reserves the right to change the theater venue or cancel the production before rehearsals begin for any reason, returning the audition fees.  Full payment of the tuition by all cast members will be due at the first rehearsal. There are no refunds.




ANNOUNCING OUR 2018-2019 SEASON
Once again we at OVATIONS THEATRE have endeavored to create a season that will push the envelope artistically by immersing ourselves in thought-provoking theatre. In a time where elements in our society are trying to silence art, it is important to give our students not only a distraction from tough circumstances around them but also empower them with a voice- A voice that will be heard and celebrated.

JUNIOR COMPANY SEASON | Grades 3-9

Mary Poppins CircleDISNEY & CAMERON MACKINTOSH’S MARY POPPINS JR

Auditions September 2018 | Performances January 18, 19 & 20, 2019

Your favorite practically perfect nanny takes center stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure based on the award-winning Broadway musical and classic Walt Disney film. Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins JR. is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking dance numbers. Practiclly Perfect for vetern perfomers and new alike; Mary Poppins Jr is sure to be a Jolly Holiday for OVATIONS students and audience!
 
OvationsWizardCircleHAROLD ARLEN & E.Y. HARBURG’S THE WIZARD OF OZ 
Auditions January 2019 | Performances April 12, 13 & 14, 2019
This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations. This production is a celebration of that classic 1939 MGM film though presented with a refreshed and lavish rendition of the beloved classic. Audiences young and old, seeing it for the first time or the fifth, will be dazzled and charmed by its timeless score. Whether it creates new memories or conjures them up from the past, everyone deserves to experience or relive the wonderful, whimsical and enduring story, The Wizard of Oz: Young@Part.
 
SENIOR COMPANY SEASONGrades 8-12

Les Miz circleCLAUDE-MICHEL SCHONBERG’S LES MISERABLES: SCHOOL EDITION

Auditions September 2018 | Performances November 30 – December 2, 2018
 

Les Misérables is the world’s longest-running musical – a true modern classic based on Victor Hugo’s novel and featuring one of the most memorable scores of all time.  Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world; young and old. This beautiful score’s powerful affirmation of the human    spirit that has made Les Misérables a popular masterpiece.

Little Shop CircleALAN MENKEN’S LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Auditions December 2018 | Performances March 1, 2 & 3, 2019

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatergoers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world. One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows, Little Shop Of Horrors the charmingly tongue in cheek comedy provides the perfect escape for OVATIONS audiences.   

HAIR CircleGALT MACDERMOT’S HAIR
Auditions March 2019 | Performances June 14, 15 & 16, 2019

It is not new for OVATIONS to bring shows to our young people that relate to what is actually going on in their lives. When students are being threatened and punished for speaking out for what is right, OVATIONS takes seriously the responsibility to provide a safe place where young people can hone their voice and actually be heard. Exploring ideas of identity, community, global responsibility and peace, HAIR remains relevant as ever, as it examines what it means to be a young person in a     changing world.