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The wizard of Oz: Youth Edition
Storybook theatre summer 2024 Full Studio Musical production

Students are welcome to sign up for multiple camps, productions, and classes! Please contact us with questions! Fill out THIS FORM to register for multiple classes or camps, for multiple students, or if you wish to set up a payment plan. If you are only registering for ONE class, you DO NOT need to fill out this form; find the regular registration link below.

The Wizard of Oz: Youth Edition
July 18-20, 2024

Presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals, Inc.

The City House, 14300 US Highway 40, Kansas City, MO 64136

Thursday, July 18 - 7:00pm 
Friday, July 19 – 7:00pm
Saturday, July 20 – 2:00pm
Saturday, July 20 – 7:00pm

May 21 or 23 – 6-8pm – sign up to participate + pick an audition time slot HERE.
You may also show up at any time du
ring the open auditions but auditions will be conducted in the order of arrival, once scheduled appointments are completed.
Location –
The City House, 14300 US Highway 40, Kansas City, MO 64136


Note: All students who register will be cast in the production. Auditions are simply to assign roles; we are not a "pay to audition" theatre company. In our full-studio productions, some students may receive ensemble roles (singing+dancing but no spoken lines). Rehearsal time commitments will be determined by role received. Example: if you're cast as Dorothy, odds are good you will need to be at 99% of rehearsals. If you are cast as an Ozian + a Jitterbug, you will not have to come to all of the listed times below. 


Join Dorothy and her loyal companion Toto as they “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” through the Land of Oz, determined to reach the Emerald City, where the great and powerful Wizard of Oz will help them get home. Of course, along the way, Dorothy encounters witches (both good and bad), Munchkins, talking trees and winged monkeys. But most importantly, she befriends three unique characters: a Scarecrow with no brain, a Tin Man with no heart, and a Lion with no “nerve.” Their journey to happiness – and self-awareness – is a glowing testament to friendship, understanding and hope in a world filled with both beauty and ugliness.


Callbacks (if needed):
May 28 – 6:00-8:00pm (by invitation only)
Callback list will be posted by Sunday, May 26 on the Storybook Theatre website and will be emailed to all who auditioned. 


Production Participation Fee - $295
Fees cover costumes/set/props/rehearsal time/instruction/etc. 

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

. We will refund this to you if you sign up at two different times. To sign up for both at once, please use this form.

Production t-shirts will be available for $20.

Tickets - will be $10 (Adult) / $7 (Kids) if purchased in advance or $12 (Adult) / $8 (Kids) at the door. Children ages 3+ require a ticket. Each participating student receives two (2) free tickets for parents/guardians to attend one performance. 


Book Club (optional):

Join the Storybook summer book club as we read and discuss The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum! Cost is $45 per family, or only $20 per family if you are also participating in The Wizard of Oz performance. The club will meet on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30pm (students can stay on site between classes if they are called to Thursday evening The Wizard of Oz. rehearsals). For more details, click here.   

Who can audition:
Auditions are open to youth ages 7-18. 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. Ages 4-7 may participate by signing up to be in the Shining Stars or Shooting Stars class this semester (they do NOT need to audition and will automatically be invited to be in the cast if they are part of this class). 

What if I'm not available for these audition dates?
Contact us to make alternate arrangements.

I'm participating in a Storybook Theatre Summer Camp(s) Can I still audition? 
If you have signed up to participate in another Storybook Theatre class during the summer 2024 semester, you are still welcome to audition for this production. If you are participating in a performance camp in summer 2024, you will get a $50 discount on the production fee for this show. The ONLY thing that majorly contradicts with this rehearsal schedule is the teen production of "Little Women" - you can't be in that AND Wizard of Oz. 

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. Please also prepare 16-32 measures of an upbeat musical theater song.  Please be prepared to show us lots of character!
3. Fill out the Audition Form (include ALL conflicts from May 30 – July 20).
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 Wednesday, May 29 for the cast list. It will also be sent via email. 

Please realize that this production has a large time commitment (much more so than a school year show). It will require character work and dedication on the part of every individual who is cast in the show. 

Tentative Rehearsal Schedule: 
Note: The full cast will not be called to EVERY rehearsal. If you hope to be considered for a lead, please plan to be available for AS MANY AS POSSIBLE. Not everyone will be called to every rehearsal until the end of June or early July. Even so, this will still be a rather rigorous rehearsal process, so be aware of the time commitment ahead of time. A more specific rehearsal schedule with details as to who is called on which days will be sent out once the show is cast. If you hope to be considered for a lead, we ask that you clear your schedule for these dates as much as possible. 

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. 

May 21 - 6-8pm AUDITIONS (10 min time slots)

May 23 - 6-8pm AUDITIONS (10 min time slots)

May 28 - 6-8pm CALLBACKS

May 30 - 6-6:30 PARENT MEETING

              - 6:30-9 READ THROUGH

June 3- 6-830pm 

June 5 - 6-830pm 

June 6 - 6-830pm

June 10 - 6-830pm 

June 11 - 6-830pm 

June 13 - 6-830pm 

June 17 - 6-830pm 

June 18 - 6-830pm 

June 20 - 6-830pm 

June 24 - 6-830pm

June 25 - 6-830pm 

June 27 - 6-830pm 

June 29 - 10am-2:30pm*

July 1 - 6-9pm

July 2 - 6-9pm 

July 6 - 9am-1pm*

July 8 - 6-9pm 

July 9 - 6-9pm

July 11 - 6-9pm

July 15 - 5-9pm TECH

July 16 - 5-9pm TECH

July 17 - 1-5pm TECH

July 18 - 1-5pm TECH 

              - 7pm Performance

July 19  - 5:30pm Call Time 

               - 7pm Performance 

July 20 - 12:30pm Call Time 

             - 2pm Performance

             - 5:30pm Call Time 

             - 7pm Performance 

*Subject to change

Parent Requirements:
Parents will be required to volunteer to contribute to the production. We will be seeking assistance with hanging fliers, selling tickets/concessions at the production, donating items needed for the production, etc. Each family will be asked to volunteer approximately 2-3 hours of time. 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.


Dorothy Gale

Aunt Em
Uncle Henry
Hunk (Scarecrow)
Zeke (Lion)
Hickory (Tin Man)
Miss Gulch (Wicked Witch of the West)
Professor Marvel
Winged Monkeys
Winkie Guards
Leader of the Winkies 
The Ozians

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

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