Head over the rainbow during open auditions for “The Wizard of Oz” on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 at the Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Avenue, Racine.

Dorothy Gale is tired of her unexciting life in Kansas and dreams of a world full of new adventures. When a twister sweeps her away over the rainbow to the magical land of Oz, she begins a journey down the Yellow Brick Road to get back home. Along the way, she meets good and bad witches, animals that talk, and scarecrows that walk. With a new group of friends, ruby slippers, and her brains, heart, and courage in tow, Dorothy discovers an important lesson: there’s no place like home!

The show requires a large ensemble with roles for men, women, and children ages 10 and up. Individuals of all ethnicities and of every level of experience are invited to audition.

Those interested in auditioning must sign-up for an hour time slot. Bring sheet music and sing a prepared song for the audition. An accompanist will be provided and tape recordings or unaccompanied singing are not permitted. Then, they will be shown choreography and perform a dance audition.

Director Douglas Instenes will hold auditions at the Racine Theatre Guild on Saturday, September 14 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 15 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Register for an audition time by calling RTG at (262) 633-4218 or emailing boxoffice@racinetheatre.org.

“The Wizard of Oz” will go into rehearsal in October and performs weekend with a few daytime performances for school groups December 13 through 22. For further information, visit www.racinetheatre.org or contact the box office at (262) 633-4218.

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