Syracuse Stage to hold children auditions for “The Wizard of Oz”

(Syracuse, NY) – On April 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Syracuse Stage will hold auditions for children 13 and under for the 2017-2018 season holiday show, “The Wizard of Oz”.

“The Wizard of Oz” is Syracuse Stage’s annual holiday family show. The ever-popular and beloved classic will have fresh appeal as Syracuse Stage partners not only with the Syracuse University Department of Drama, but with the New York-based 2 Ring Circus, who will bring cirque-like acrobatics to the production. The great songs and beloved characters are the same; the experience is entirely new.

Audition Information

Syracuse Stage is looking for boys and girls to play the munchkins. Children must be 5’ or under and no older than 13 years of age by Dec. 13, 2017. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Chris Botek at 315-443-4008 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

All ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Those auditioning should prepare 16 bars of a song and must bring sheet music for a provided accompanist. Children must be available for rehearsals beginning Oct. 31 through the end of the show’s run on Dec. 31.


The Wizard of Oz
By L. Frank Baum

With Music and Lyrics from the MGM Motion Picture Score
By Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg

With Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Book Adaptation by John Kane

From the motion picture screenplay
Directed by Donna Drake

Choreography by 2 Ring Circus
Musical Direction by Brian Cimmet

Co-produced with the Syracuse University Department of Drama
Nov. 29 – Dec. 31, 2017

About Syracuse Stage

Syracuse Stage is Central New York’s premier professional theatre in residence at Syracuse University. Founded in 1974, Stage has produced more than 300 plays in over 40 seasons including a number of world, American, and East Coast premieres. Each season 70,000 patrons enjoy an adventurous mix of new plays, and bold interpretations of classics and musicals, featuring the finest theatre artists. In addition, Stage maintains a vital educational outreach program that annually serves more than 15,000 students from 14 counties. A solid core of subscribers and supporters helps keep Syracuse Stage a vibrant artistic presence in Central New York. Additional support comes from the government, foundations, corporations and Syracuse University. Syracuse Stage is a constituent of the Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, and a member of the Arts and Cultural Leadership Alliance (ACLA), the University Hill Corporation and the East Genesee Regent Association. Syracuse Stage is a member of The League of Resident Theatres (LORT), the largest professional theatre association in the country.