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JUNIOR AUDITION NOTICE: 'The Wizard of Oz' by Stage School Australia

Stage School Australia is excited to announce auditions for its first-ever Brisbane production season of The Wizard of Oz! This enchanting musical will be performed during the September school holidays, and we are looking for talented young performers aged 10 to 19.

Production Information

Performance Dates: 25 - 28 September 2024

Venue: Draney Theatre, Ashgrove

Rehearsal Schedule:

  • 9 August 2024: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Principal cast only)

  • 16 - 20 September 2024: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Full Company, South Bank)

  • 23 September 2024: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Full Company, South Bank)

  • 24 September 2024: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm (Full Company, Ashgrove)

Rehearsal Locations:

  • South Bank: Brisbane State High School, Gate M5 on Ernest Street

  • Ashgrove: Marist College, 112 Glenlyon Dr, Ashgrove

Audition Process

Submission Deadline: Friday, 5 July 2024

Who Can Audition: Open to all performers aged 10-19. No need to be current Stage School Australia students.

Audition Submission Requirements:

  1. Prepare a 16-bar Musical Theatre song (from the provided selections) using a General American accent.

  2. Record your audition in a mid-shot (waist up), ensuring clear visibility and audibility. Ensure the video is well-lit and framed. Perform with expression and tell a story. Focus on clear articulation and projecting your voice.

  3. Upload the video to YouTube or Vimeo as ‘Unlisted’ and include your full name in the description. Do not edit or add effects to your performance.

Submission Email Should Include:

  • Your name and date of birth

  • Your YABC or AYT group (if currently enrolled)

  • A brief outline of your performing experience

  • A link to your audition video

In-Person Auditions:

  • Selected applicants will be invited to a workshop on Sunday, 21 July 2024 at Brisbane State High School. The session will last approximately 90 minutes.

Performer Commitment


  • Participation Fee: $120 (includes tuition, production costs, costume, set, props, and venue hire)

  • Souvenir Cast T-Shirt: $30

  • Total Cost: $150

Ticket Sales Commitment:

  • Each performer must sell a minimum of 20 tickets.

  • Ticket Prices: $30 (Weekday Matinees), $35 (Evenings & Saturday Matinee)

Important Links and Contact Information

We look forward to seeing your submissions and can't wait to embark on this magical journey over the rainbow with you!


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