Artisan Theatre

Artisan Center Theater (NON EQUITY) announces auditions for

The Wizard of Oz

By L. Frank Baum
With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard
Orchestration by Larry Wilcox
Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by
Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.

Directed by John Tillman

Assistant Directed by Rian Slay

Music Direction by Richard Gwozdz

Choreography by Melissa Tillman

Performed at Artisan Center Theater at 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas


The beloved tale of a Kansas farm girl who makes a miraculous journey over the rainbow, celebrating the joy and healing power of home.

AUDITION DATES: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 7-10pm and Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 7-10pm.

CALL BACKS: Callbacks (if necessary) will be held Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 3-6pm.

LOCATION:  Auditions will be at Artisan Center Theater at 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas 76053.

REHEARSAL DATES: Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, January 2, 2018 and will generally be Monday through Thursday evenings from 7-10pm and Saturdays from 9am-3pm, with some additional rehearsals on Friday evenings.

PRODUCTION DATES: The production runs February 9-March 17, 2018. Performances are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30pm, with additional Saturday matinees at 3pm beginning February 17.  Most parts are double cast to accommodate scheduling.


AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS:  Auditions are by appointment. Copy the following link onto browser and then make an appointment: Come prepared to sing 32 bars of a song in the style of the show that will best display your vocal ability.  An accompanist will be provided.  Please bring a headshot/resume and your completed audition info found at Actors will also learn a brief dance combination following their vocal audition. If asked to return for a call back expect to read from the script and learn/sing a song from the show. 


Actors will be given six complimentary vouchers to be used during the first four performances, a season ticket (valid for one year) to be used during the first week of Main Stage productions, a show t-shirt and scene shots from the production.

ABOUT THE SHOW: Like so many girls her age, Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination in the beloved tale that celebrates the joy and healing power of home.

Based on the 1939 film starring Judy Garland, this heart-warming musical features classic songs such as “Over the Rainbow,” “We’re Off to See the Wizard,” and “The Merry Old Land of Oz.”



Dorothy Gale
Glinda (doubles as Aunt Em/Emily Gale)
Scarecrow (doubles as Hunk — a farmhand)
Tinman (doubles as Hickory — a farmhand)
Lion (doubles as Zeke — a farmhand)
Emerald City Guard (doubles as Uncle Henry/Henry Gale)


Three Crows — male trio
Three Trees — female trio

Munchkin Mayor
Munchkin Coroner
Munchkin Fiddler

Three Munchkin Tots
Three Tough Munchkin Kids

SATB Chorus

Nikko — commander of monkeys
Popikins, Beauticians, Manicurists and Offstage Voices with the Orchestra — girls
Snowmen, Polishers and Winkies — boys


Miss Almira Gulch (doubles as Wicked Witch of the West)
Professor Chester Marvel (doubles as Wizard of Oz)



Artisan Center Theater produces eight big Broadway style musicals a year in their 195-seat theater-in-the-round. Artisan also stages three additional special event plays on the new 150-seat thrust stage located on Second Stage.  Also on Second Stage, Artisan Children's Theater produces six children's shows each year where children perform for children.  As part of their mission to create opportunities to experience uplifting family-friendly theater, Artisan offers a complete program of theatrical education, dance and performing arts classes throughout the year. Opening in 2003 and now serving more than 90,000 patrons each year, Artisan Center Theater is located at 444 E Pipeline Rd. in Hurst, Texas. The theater is closed on Sunday. For more information on Artisan visit




Artisan Center Theater

444 East Pipeline Road

Hurst, Texas 76053