Upcoming Auditions


Quirky Youth Theatre is delighted to announce auditions for our production of The Wizard of Oz which will be running at the The Joseph Rowntree Theatre in June 2019. 

Auditions will take place on Sunday 17th March 2019 at the The Joseph Rowntree Theatre, Haxby Road, York, YO31 8TA

With the success of our recent productions last year including Bugsy Malone Live at Joseph Rowntree Theatre, Hairspray at Harlow Playhouse and The Wizard of Oz at Chelmsford, which saw 100 children and young adults take part in four full-scale, professional standard shows, we are now offering the same opportunity to the children and young adults of York for 2019.

Participants will embark on an intensive rehearsal period which will include a full week’s rehearsal plus 9 additional sessions, working with leading Directors, Choreographers and Musical Directors. This process culminates in 4 fully staged performances which includes, a live band, professional scenery, professional lighting, sound and production crew. 

The project is open to all young people aged from 7 to 25 living in York and surrounding areas, and is perfect for young people who have an interest in appearing on stage and learning all about the process of bringing a musical to life.

Young people will have the opportunity to be cast in fantastic and characterful roles and will also work as part of a professional ensemble performing show-stopping numbers. All participants will learn professional choreography and professional directors will give them guidance on how to create characters for the stage. You will be part of the Company of actors, where everyone is of equal importance. 

A production fee of £165 will be required by all successful auditionees. This partially covers the significant costs of set, costumes, props and performance rights. As well as delivering a top-notch production, with strong production values, we are also focused on allowing for performance skills development throughout the production process.

Rehearsal and Performance Dates
Rehearsals will kick off with an intensive rehearsal week with weekly rehearsals then taking place on weekday evenings through to the production week.

Once the intensive rehearsal week is complete, performers will be given rehearsal calls as required by the creative team, however it is important that cast members are available. Please do not commit to the production if you are not going to be available. 

Rehearsal Dates: 

Monday 22nd – Friday 26th April 2019      10am – 4pm 

Thursday 2nd May 2019                              6pm – 9pm 

Thursday 9th May 2019                               6pm – 9pm

Thursday 16th May 2019                             6pm – 9pm

Thursday 23rd May 2019                             6pm – 9pm

Thursday 30th May 2019                             6pm – 9pm

Thursday 6th June 2019                               6pm – 9pm

Thursday 13th June 2019                             6pm – 9pm

Thursday 20th June 2019                             6pm – 9pm  

For young people interested in getting to grips with the backstage elements of theatre rather than performance, there will also be production roles available where participants can help bring the show to life.

Quirky Youth Theatres’ performances of THE WIZARD OF OZ is set to create a vast range of performing arts opportunities for young people in the YORK  area, it will leave participants with lasting memories and will see them come away with a set of brand new performance skills.

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