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The Wizard of OZ

Storybook theatre summer 2021 production

The Wizard of Oz
July 22-24, 2021

Thursday, July 22 – 7:00pm
Friday, July 23 – 7:00pm
Saturday, July 24 – 2:00pm
Saturday, July 24 – 7:00pm

Performance Location:
Country Meadows Baptist Church
4901 Lees Summit Road, Kansas City, MO 64136

June 8 – 6-9pm – sign up for an audition time slot HERE.
You may also show up at any time during the open auditions but auditions will be conducted in the order of arrival, once scheduled appointments are completed.
Location –
Country Meadows Baptist Church


Callbacks (if needed):
June 10 – 6-9pm (by invitation only)
Callback list will be posted by 2pm on June 9 on the Storybook Theatre website and will be emailed to all who auditioned. 

Production Participation Fee - $225

Actors should plan to bring their own makeup and personal items such as tights or basic shirts/pants as needed.

All Participation Fees are due at Cast Read-Through on June 14 (they can also be paid online via link that will be provided with cast list). 

Production t-shirts will be available for $15. Order form will be provided after the show has been cast. T-SHIRT ORDERS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED THROUGH JUNE 30.

Tickets - will be $10 (Adult) / $7 (Kids). Children ages 3+ require a ticket. Each participating student receives two (2) free tickets for parents/guardians to attend one performance. ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE PRIOR TO PERFORMANCES - THERE ARE **NO** SALES AT THE DOOR. 

Who can audition:
Auditions are open to youth ages 4-18. Storybook Theatre students are encouraged to participate, but the production is not limited to those who have been involved here in the past; you may audition even if you have never worked with us before.

What if I'm not available for these audition dates?
Contact us to make alternate arrangements. You may also submit a virtual audition video to (submissions after June 8 will not be considered). 

I'm participating in a Storybook Theatre Summer Camp. Can I still audition? 
If you have signed up to participate in another Storybook Theatre class during the summer 2021 semester, you are still welcome to audition for this production. 

What to Expect at Auditions:
1. Sign up for a 10-minute audition slot. Signup for your time HERE.
2. Prepare a 1-2 minute dramatic or comedic monologue and be prepared to recite it at auditions. We may also ask you to read a scene from the show. Note that this is a play, not a musical - no singing/dancing are required at this audition. Please be prepared to show us lots of character!
3. Fill out the Audition Form (include ALL conflicts from June 8-July 24).
4. Arrive at audition location at least five minutes prior to your scheduled time. You may be called to audition one at a time or in small groups. Auditions are closed (parents/guardians may wait in our waiting room during your audition).
5. Callback list will be emailed to participants, and posted on Storybook's website. If you are not called back, this does NOT mean you have not been cast in the production. Please check the website on Friday, June 11 for the cast list. It will also be sent via email. 

Please realize that this production has a large time commitment. It will require character work and dedication on the part of every individual who is cast in the show. 

Tentative Rehearsal Schedule: 
Note that everyone will NOT be called to all rehearsals. We will NOT call cast members unless they are needed – with the exception of lead roles (Dorothy/Scarecrow/Tin Man/Lion/etc), who will be needed at MOST rehearsals. Please bring ALL conflicts to auditions so that we can plan the best schedule based on availability.
These dates and times are subject to change as we realize production needs. 

June 14, 6-9pm – Mandatory Parent Meeting (6:00-6:30/6:45); Cast Read-through
June 15, 6-9pm
June 17, 6-9pm
June 21, 6-9pm
June 22, 6-9pm
June 24, 6-9pm
June 28, 6-9pm
June 29, 6-9pm
July 1, 6-9pm
July 5, 6-9pm
July 6, 6-9pm
July 9, 6-9pm
July 12, 6-9pm
July 13, 6-9pm
July 14, 6-9pm
July 15, 6-9pm
July 16, 5-9pm
July 18 – Set Move In, TBD
July 19, 5-9pm
July 20, 5-9pm
July 21, 5-9pm
July 22 – Performance 7pm (call 4:30pm)
July 23 – Performance 7pm (call 5:30pm)
July 24 – Performance 2pm & 7pm (call 12:30pm)
Strike following final performance (mandatory for ALL participants + at least one guardian)

Parent Requirements:
Parents will be asked to volunteer to contribute to the production. We will be seeking assistance with hanging fliers, making costumes, monitoring students backstage during rehearsals and performances, donating items needed for the production, etc. Each family will be asked to volunteer approximately 2-3 hours of time over the whole summer. A signup will be sent out a few weeks into the production process.

The Wizard of Oz Characters:
All roles will be cast from auditions; no characters are pre-cast.


Tin Man

Cowardly Lion
Melinda the Good

Belinda the Wicked
Glinda the Good


Please contact us with any questions: 
Julie McKinley - Storybook Director

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