Audition Information: Wizard of Oz 

Important Dates (Please mark these on your calendar)  



Choose ONE day 

by invitation only 




September 12 

September 13 

September 14 

2:35 – 4  

(leave after your audition) 

2:35 – 4  

(leave after your audition) 

2:35 – 4:30 

(possibly over sooner) 

Black Box (D208) 

Black Box (D208) 

Black Box (D208) 


Mandatory Parent Meeting  

Tuesday, September 18 

7:00 – 8:00 pm 

SCHS Auditorium 


Tech Week 


Monday – Tuesday 


November 1311 

November 13 & 14 

November 15 

Crew: 8am – 5pm 

2:45 – 8:00 

2:45 – 6:00 

Cast: 1pm – 5pm 







November 16 

November 17 

November 18 



2pm & 7pm 




 For general information about Stagelighters’ policies, fees, and requirements, please see our 2023-2024 Handbook 

General Audition Information 

Thank you for your interest in Wizard of Oz (the play). We are so excited to get started with this process! First and foremost, we want you to feel relaxed going into auditions. We know how stressful and nerve-wracking the audition process can be, but we hope that you’ll have a little bit of fun with your audition.  Now that you have this packet, you can begin preparing. Most of the information you need will be in this packet, so be sure to read it carefully. We want this process to be as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. Have fun and BREAK A LEG! 

A note about auditions: Auditions are a puzzle -the directors and casting panel are looking to put together the best combination of actors for the best possible show. No one actor is “better” or “worse” than another -each has their own unique skills that they bring to the table, and each part is unique! 

Callback information and materials will be emailed out on 9/13 after auditions. MOST PEOPLE WILL NOT BE CALLED BACK – that just means we already know where we need you! Cast list will be emailed out no later than 4 pm on Friday, 9/15. Students (and parents) are asked to wait a minimum of 24 hours before emailing questions or concerns about the cast list. After that point, you are welcome to set up a meeting with Mrs. Widner to review your audition notes.  


What to do: Students 

  1. Complete the Audition Form. You will need to include a bio (less than 50 words) and choose which day you’re planning to audition (if you decide at the last minute to switch, that’s fine!)   
  1. Memorize one of the monologues at the end of this packet 
  1. Read through the Stagelighters handbook, including and especially the Precasting/preplacement policy and the SCHS/CCPS policies 
  1. Make sure your parents mark down the dates for the parent meeting and complete the Parent Info/Consent form 
  1. Come to your audition day ready to relax and perform!  


What to do: Parents 

  1. Digitally sign your student’s audition form.  
  1. Read through the Stagelighters handbook, including and especially the Precasting/preplacement policy and the SCHS/CCPS policies  
  1. Complete the parent info and consent form 
  1. Plan to attend the mandatory parent meeting: Tuesday, 9/18, 7pm in the Auditorium 


Rehearsal Schedule 

  • The rehearsal Schedule will be posted on the Band Calendar and also on the Stagelighters website at  Students are encouraged to add their rehearsals to their personal calendars. Students can print these on their own, or can request a printed version from Mrs. Widner if they would like.  
  • Rehearsals are subject to change. Not every student is required to attend every rehearsal, so it is important that students know what songs, scenes, and dance numbers they are in so that they attend rehearsals for which they are called.  
  • All of this information will be reviewed at the read through, which is mandatory for all students: cast and crew 
  • The read through will be held on Tuesday, September 18 from 2:45 – 4:30 pm in the Black Box.  



  • ALL actors (regardless of gender) are expected to provide their own basic makeup (foundation, eyeliner, mascara, sponges, etc).  
  • Stage Makeup kits can be purchased online if you are interested, but there is nothing wrong with Walmart makeup! 
  • Most costumes will be provided, but students will likely be asked to bring in certain pieces such as undershirts, leotards, and dance shoes (character or jazz shoes).  
  • We do have several pairs for students to borrow, and we can help with ordering shoes if there is a concern. 






*Witches may be cast as one actor 

Ensemble (all ensemble parts will double, so ensemble members will likely have several lines each) 










I learned to be a wood-chopper from my father, and when I was grown, I fell in love with a beautiful Munchkin girl, who loved me back. What bliss it was to feel love. But she lived with an old woman who wanted to keep the girl all to herself so that she’d always have someone to cook and clean for her. When the old woman learned of my intentions, she asked the Wicked Witch of the East to prevent the marriage. The Wicked Witch enchanted my ax, and as I was chopping logs or our house, the ax slipped and chopped off my leg. It hurt a little, but I went to a tin-smith, and he fixed me a nice new one. This angered the Witch, and so when I began chopping again, my axe slipped and cut off my other leg. I had a new one made, and then the axe chopped off first one arm, then the other, then it chopped me clean in two. The tin-smith fixed me every time, but I’d lost my heart, and so I no longer cared whether or not I married the Munchkin girl. She might still be waiting for me, but without a heart, what can I do?  



(to audience, smiling) You don’t want to be a scarecrow. Trust me. I may look happy, and I often am, but here’s the thing: I’m stuffed with straw. And it itches. (a crow flies in and starts eating corn) Shoo! (The crow doesn’t move). But the itching isn’t the worst part – I’m even used to it, now. Real problem is, I’m bored up here all day, sitting in the hot sun. (Another crow flies in – the scarecrow waves its arm, but neither crow budges) Scaring the crows doesn’t take up too much of my time, because nothing I do scares them. There’s nothing to do, nobody to talk to, nothing. I mean, have you ever tried talking to a crow? I asked one of them why there not scared of me and he says, “you’re made of straw”. See? No point even trying to talk to these birds.  



I didn’t bite him!! I know I’m a coward. I’m so sorry, I didn’t know who you were. I’m a failure. No one would think of doing what I’ve just done except a coward like me. I was born this way. I’m supposed to be the King of Beasts, but I roar to protect myself, not to cause any actual harm. When I heard you coming, I thought you might be after me, and I thought I could scare you before you scared me. I’m sooo unhappy. Whenever there’s danger my heart starts to beat so fast I can hardly stand it. Maybe I have heart disease. Maybe I would have courage if I didn’t have a heart! 


Hello, I’m Dorothy and I’ve come for your help just as my friends have. I got these silver shoes from the Wicked Witch of the East – my house fell on her and killed her, then the good Witch of the North kissed me when she showed me the yellow brick road and she told me to come to you. I want you to send me back to Kansas, where my Aunt Em and Uncle Henry are. Your country is beautiful, but I don’t like it nearly as much as home. And I am sure Aunt Em is terribly worried about me being away for so long. I came here by cyclone. Oh Please, I don’t know how I’ll get home again without your help. You are strong, and a Great Wizard, and I am not.  



We seem to have intruders – stop staring at me and get back to work! At once! You miserable Winkies, I’m sure you never got a thing done until I arrived to rule over you. (to a Winkie) Come here, fool. Fetch me my Golden Cap. Now! (Winkie exits. To herself) A little girl, a Scarecrow, a Tin Man, and a Lion … I have no use for the first three, but I would like to harness the Lion like a horse, and put him to work. Wouldn’t that scare the Winkies when I ride around! I’ll need the help of the Winged Monkeys, though. Where is that winkie with my GOLDEN CAP?!!