The Wizard of Oz is Coming to Bandon


(Auditions will be April 29th and 30th at the Sprague Community Theater from 1:oopm to 6:oopm)

The Bandon Playhouse, in conjunction with the 75th Anniversary of the original stage version, is holding pre-auditions for a full-scale musical revival of The Wizard of Oz.  The successful team of Jeff Norris (Director) and Paul Hay (Producer) are back together to partner on this family friendly classic musical.  The last time these two got together for a musical was back in 2010, when they presented the very successful production of “The Sound of Music” to the Sprague Community Theater.

The Wizard of Oz is a heartwarming tale of magic and fantasy, good and evil, and family and friendship. Based on L. Frank Baum’s novel and the 1939 film, this musical adaption of The Wizard of Oz was originally premiered at the Municipal Theatre of St. Louis in 1942, with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg. The score is full of tunes from the timeless film such as “We’re Off To See the Wizard”, If I Only Had A Brain”, “The Merry Old Land of Oz”, and – of course – “Over The Rainbow”.

At least 8 main characters are needed which includes three women and five men, however the show has plenty of space for a cast of all ages ranging from 5 to 75.  “Lots of extras are needed, and anyone who would like to be a part of the production that is not casted as a main character, can be chosen for parts including munchkins, crows/trees (singing), Ozians, beauticians, manicurists, jitterbugs (dancing), snowman, winkies, and flying monkeys.  Many of these may include some chorus singing as well,” Jeff Norris, the director said.  “This is good exposure and a great experience for new actors, old actors, or  stage crew.  If you have ever thought about being part of the theater, now is your chance!”

Please visit, to pre-register for an audition or for more information you can contact Paul Hay at 329-0644