Family Performing Arts Center

Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, MA 02325

Date Posted:
January 30, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Actors- The Wizard of Oz

The Family Performing Arts Center, in residence at Bridgewater State University, is seeking non-union performers for the classic American musical, The Wizard of Oz, directed by Andrew Child with music direction by Eli Bigelow.
Audition Dates:

Saturday, March 23 from 5:00-10:00pm

Sunday, March 24 from 4:00-9:00pm

Callbacks will be held as needed Tuesday, March 26 from 7:00- 10:00pm.

Rondileau Campus Center, 19 Park Ave, Bridgewater

Bridgewater State University

First Read Through: Monday, June 17 at 6:30pm

Rehearsals: Mondays-Thursdays 6:30-10:00pm

Sundays 1:00-6:00pm

Performances: Friday, July 19th- Sunday, July 28th

All rehearsals and performances will be accessible by the Lakeville/ Middleboro Commuter Rail.

Actors will be paid a $700 stipend upon completion of contract, limited housing negotiable.

For the right candidate, there may also be an option to accept part-time or full-time work at Arts for Youth, an educational program and FPAC’s producing organization. Arts for Youth work (either in the classrooms or in an administrative capacity, based on experience) will pay $200-$400/ week.

How To Apply:
Upon reserving your audition appointment, you will be sent 32 bars of music from the show to prepare. Additionally, you may be asked to read sides from the script.
CURRENTLY SEEKING THE FOLLOWING ROLESDorothy GaleAunt Em/ GlindaScarecrowTin ManUncle Henry/ Guard
8 Ensemble Members (5f/ 3m)- strong character actors/ choral singers/ movers who will serve double duty as various inhabitants of Oz.
Please note, the following roles have already been cast and we are seeking understudies only:Miss Gulch/ Wicked Witch of the WestCowardly LionProfessor Marvel/ Wizard of Oz
Character Descriptions with Vocal Parts available at Stage Agent.
Please email stage manager, Angela Harrington, your current headshot and resume to request an audition appointment– ANGELAHARRINGTONSM@GMAIL.COM
Apply by:
March 25, 2019
About this Organization:

BSU’s Family Performing Arts Center aims to bring high-quality, family-centered arts programming to the BSU campus, thus making the university a cultural hub for the Southeastern Massachusetts community. BSU’s Family Performing Arts Center offerings range from fully-realized musical productions incorporating BSU talent alongside professional artists, to presentations by well-known entertainers whose work appeals to an audience of all ages. BSU’s Family Performing Arts Center shares Bridgewater State University’s commitment to supporting and advancing the economic and cultural life of Southeastern Massachusetts by bringing the community together to share in and celebrate the magic of the performing arts!

The founders of BSU’s Family Performing Arts Center have a long history of involvement in children’s theatre and family programming. Artistic Associate Jim Quinn is the founder of Arts for Youth, which now serves over 400 children and teens each year. Jim received his MFA in Theater Administration from Yale School of Drama, and a BFA in Directing from Boston University. Producing Artistic Director Lisa Troy is Co-Director of Arts for Youth, served as theater educator/consultant to the Cambridge & Boston Public schools for over 20 years, and received her MEd in Integrated Arts & Teaching from Lesley University.