CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper College Department of Theatre and Dance will be adapting the 1978 film “The Wiz” for the stage.
The department is seeking out singers, dancers and actors to perform in their fall musical.
Auditions for “The Wiz” will be held starting at 6 pm Tuesday, Aug. 20, according to CC. Prior to the auditions, a free workshop to help those interested in auditioning prepare will take place at 7 pm Aug. 19.
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“‘We are looking for singers, dancers, and actors of all shapes, sizes, and ethnic backgrounds,’ said Richard Burk, director.”
“’We are producing ‘The Wiz,’ which was created as a Black expression of the ‘Wizard of Oz’ story, with a multicultural lens.’”
People who want to audition should select a “verse and refrain from a song that reflects the music of ‘The Wiz.'” That could include 1960s-1980s Motown or rock and roll music.
The college added that auditions will also include a dance portion.
Following the auditions, callbacks are scheduled for 6 pm Aug. 21.
“For more information, contact Sarah Neubauer, theatre and dance department assistant, at 307-268-2365, toll-free at 800-442-2963, ext. 2365 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
The workshop, auditions and callbacks will take place in CC’s Gertrude Krampert Center for Theatre and Dance.