Will you follow the Yellow Brick Road? Cast wanted for musical.

The multi-award-winning, Brookside Theatre are delighted to announce that they are looking for local performers to join the cast of their exciting forthcoming Christmas production of THE WIZARD OF OZ. The production will be directed by the theatre’s Artistic Director, Jai Sepple.

This musical adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic story tells that tale of a young girl from Texas, Dorothy as she goes on a magical adventure to the Land of Oz. Along the way she makes new friends with the Scarecrow who longs for a brain, the Tin Man who really wants a heart and the very cowardly Lion who is desperate to be brave and have some courage. It’s not going to be easy for Dorothy to find her way home with the Wicked Witch of the West keeping a close eye on her! Will the Great and Powerful Oz be able to help?

This timeless, much-loved show features all of the classic songs including ‘We’re Off To See The Wizard’, ‘The Merry Old Land Of Oz’, ‘If I Only Had A Brain’, ‘If I Were King Of The Forest’, ‘Ding! Dong! The Witch is Dead!’ and, of course, ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’.

Jai Sepple explained “The Wizard of Oz has captivated audiences of all ages since the release of the motion picture in 1939 starring Judy Garland. We are so pleased to be able to offer local performers of all ages the opportunity to get involved in unarguably one of the best-known and best-loved musicals of all time this Christmas. We are equally thrilled to have been given permission to stage the production which promises to be truly outstanding.”

The theatre are looking for talented and enthusiastic local adult performers as well as children aged 6+ to take on all lead and company roles including the roles of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion, Glindathe Good Witch of the North, the Wicked Witch of the West and the Wizard.

Auditions will take place at the Brookside Theatre on Sunday 23rd August & Tuesday 25th August and anyone interested in attending should email auditions@brooksidetheatre.com for more information and to book an audition slot. (Auditions will be socially distanced)

Tickets for THE WIZARD OF OZ are on sale, online at www.brooksidetheate.com or available from the box office on 01708 755775. The production runs from Wednesday 9th – Wed 23rd December 2020.

For further information, images, or for interview/press review ticket requests, please contact JAI SEPPLE on 01708 755775 / info@brooksidetheatre.com

The Havering Daily