Jewish Community Center of Dallas’ Performing Arts Space (JPAS) will hold auditions for two casts of the musical Wizard of Oz Young Performers Edition (Tams-Witmark) on Sunday, Jan. 13 and Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. This treasured family musical proves there’s truly no place like home. Young actors are invited to travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond as they transform into the roles of Dorothy, Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, and Scarecrow, as well as all the other inhabitants of Oz in this memorable production featuring dazzling choreography and classic songs.
“Wizard of Oz is such a natural fit for JPAS,” said Alise Robinson, Director of The J Performing Arts Space (JPAS). “This show really exemplifies all of the fundamentals of our program and the importance we place on self-discovery and building confidence.”
Auditions for Wizard of Oz Young Performers Edition will be held Sunday, Jan. 13 for children age 7 to 10 years old (1 to 5:30 p.m.) and on Monday, Jan. 14 for young adults age 11 to 18 (4:30 to 8:30 p.m.). All auditions will take place in Zale Auditorium at the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center, 7900 Northaven Road in Dallas. Actors must fill out the audition form and bring a headshot (does not need to be professional quality), and be prepared to sing “We’re Off to See the Wizard.” All audition information and materials, including sheet music and MP3 files of the audition songs, can be found on the JPAS website.
Cost for registration, which includes more than 50 hours of rehearsals and the experience of a lifetime, is $472.50 for members and $535.50 for non-members through Nov. 30 and $535 for members and $595 for non-members thereafter. Registration is available online.
Also this year, JPAS is hosting a citywide “Search for Dorothy” casting call. Female youth in grades 7 thru 12 will be able to audition for this lead role on Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and TWO lucky winners will get the role and a scholarship of 50 percent off registration. Audition sign-ups for Dorothy are available online.
Wizard of Oz Young Performers Edition will be performed in spring 2019 at the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center on Thursdays, April 4 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, April 7 at 2 and 6 p.m..; Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, April 14 at 2 and 6 p.m. For parent meeting information, rehearsal schedules and tech week times and dates, please visit The J’s website. For additional information, the public can e-mail Alise Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE J
The Aaron Family Jewish Community Center of Dallas (The J) is part of an extended family, a home away from
home - providing programs and services for all ages and stages of life. Within its walls or around the world, The J’s members gather together to meet, play, learn, celebrate, and be part of the community. Everyone, regardless of age, race, religious affiliation, or any other protected status, is welcome. The Aaron Family Jewish Community Center is located at 7900 Northaven Road in Dallas. For more information, please visit www.jccdallas.org or call (214) 739-2737.