Auditions for the Youth Theatre production of “The Wizard of Oz” will be held on January 23, from 4:00-6:00pm at SAAC. This production, sponsored by Kiwanis International, will come to life May 5-6, 2023.

Auditions are open to students grades 2-8. Arrive early to fill out an audition form and have your picture made. Everyone will be taught a dance movement, play theatre improvisation games, read from the script and learn a song from the show, “Yellow Brick Road”. No advance preparation is required. Scene readings and sheet music will be available from SAAC for anyone who wants look it over prior to audition day.

The production team for this much-loved show includes director Hayden Nooner, music director Cassie Hickman, choreographer Hannah Elizabeth and assistant director Avery Hall. Nooner, a big fan of the movie, said, “This classic story has touched the hearts of millions for over eighty years. I love being able to be a part of a show that can touch so many people in different ways and that’s what ‘The Wizard of Oz’ does. I cannot wait to see the 2023 cast of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ bring this show to life. I fell in love with this movie when I was young and I can’t wait to share my love of this story with the SAAC audience.”

Music director Cassie Hickman is excited to be a part of this show and said, “One of my fondest memories as a child was watching ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and to be able to bring it to stage is quite exciting. There are so many wonderful and magical moments in this show and I can’t wait to share it with another generation of kids!”

For more information about “The Wizard of Oz” auditions, please call the SAAC office at 870-862-5474