Audition Calls

Putting it Together



Have Your Say Cabaret

Genre: Musical
Producer & Curator: Mallory McGrath
Director: Chad Richard
Music Directors: Carol Salamone
Stage Manager: TBD

Show Synopsis:
A fundraising cabaret in support to OLT – but with a fun, new twist! Help us to introduce 10 musicals to the OLT community that have never been done on OLT’s stage (or haven’t been done in the last 20 years). 10 singers, 20 songs (2 songs from each of the 10 musicals). As an audience member, you are transported from musical to musical, given a description of the plot and the characters you will be introduced to, and then at the end of the show, given the power to vote for your favourite of the 10 musicals. The musical with the most votes at the end of 4 performances will be slotted into the 2025 
Oshawa Little Theatre season!

Audition Dates*
November 21st, 2022 (6:00-10:00pm) at Oshawa Little Theatre – 62 Russett Avenue
November 22nd, 2022 (6:00-10:00pm) at Oshawa Little Theatre – 62 Russett Avenue

Callback Audition (if required):
November 28th, 2022 (7:00-10:00pm) at Oshawa Little Theatre – 62 Russett Avenue

To Book an Audition:
Auditions must be pre-booked. Please email Mallory McGrath at mallory.mcgrath@gmail.com to reserve a slot. Everyone auditioning will be given a specific time and you are asked to arrive no sooner  than 10 minutes prior to your audition time. Please enter by the main doors of the theatre and check in at the lobby.

Audition Requirements: 
When you email to book your audition time slot, please indicate which track you want to audition for (more info on tracks below). You will be provided with a 16-32 bar cut of each of the two songs for you  to prepare for the audition. Accompaniment tracks will be provided for you to practice with. No other songs and monologues are needed. Callback sides will be emailed shortly before a callback audition (if needed).

Rehearsal Dates:
At the time of your audition, please provide your availability for January & February 2023. Rehearsals will take place on certain Sundays, Mondays & Wednesdays during those two months.
A rehearsal schedule will be built once the show has been cast. Rehearsals could start as early as January 4, 2023. Rehearsals will take place during the following times:
Mondays 7:00-10:00pm
Wednesdays 7:00-10:00pm
Sundays 1:00-5:00pm

Performance Dates:
There will be 4 performances over one weekend:

Thursday February 9th, 2023 @ 7:30pm
Friday February 10th, 2023 @ 7:30pm
Saturday February 11th, 2023 @ 7:30pm
Sunday February 12th, 2023 @ 2:00pm

Cast must be available for all performances, be members of Oshawa Little Theatre, and pay all requisite fees.

Performer Tracks

Jimmy/Leaf
What Do I Need with Love (Thoroughly Modern Millie)
I'm Not That Smart (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee)

Billy/Franklin
Razzle Dazzle (Chicago)
Here For You (9 to 5)

Fabrizio/Robert
Love to Me (The Light in the Piazza)
Accident Waiting to Happen (The Drowsy Chaperone)

Bobby/Shakespeare
Marry Me a Little (Company)
Will Power (Something Rotten)

Emcee/Frederick
Willkommen (Cabaret)
Life, Life (Young Frankenstein)

Joanne/Elizabeth
Ladies who Lunch (Company)
Deep Love (Young Frankenstein)

Clara/Logainne
The Light in the Piazza (The Light in the Piazza)
Woe Is Me (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee)

Roxie/Bea
Roxie (Chicago)
Right Hand Man (Something Rotten)

Janet/Millie
Bride's Lament (The Drowsy Chaperone)
Not for the Life of Me (Thoroughly Modern Millie)

Judy/Sally
Get Out and Stay Out (9 to 5)
Maybe This Time (Cabaret)

Non-Paying and Non-Equity

Subject to any public health requirements or OLT Board requirements

The Oshawa Little Theatre is committed to diverse, and inclusive casting. We welcome applications from all performers, without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, disability, race, color, national origin, sexual  orientation, gender identity, or any other basis.

All questions and inquiries should be directed to Mallory McGrath at mallory.mcgrath@gmail.com

 

 Wizard

Oshawa Little Theatre Audition Call Notice - The Wizard of Oz – Adult Production

Performance Dates: Mar 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, Apr 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 2023
Genre: Musical
Producer: Amy Lawrence
Director: Janet Gilliland
Choreographer: Alexandra Lembo
Musical Director: Miguel Esteban
Stage Manager: Mikayla Gilliland
All auditions, rehearsals and performances will be at Oshawa Little Theatre, 62 Russett Avenue, Oshawa. Anyone casted must be a member in good standing with the Oshawa Little Theatre.

Audition Dates*
Sunday, Nov 20, 2022 (12:00 noon - 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm)

Callback Auditions (if required)**
Wednesday, Nov 23, 2022 (7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
Sunday, Nov 27, 2022 (6:00 pm -10:00 pm)


To Book an Audition
Auditions must be pre-booked. Please email Mikayla Gilliland at olt.stagemanager@gmail.com to reserve a spot. Auditions are in 4 blocks to accommodate both vocals and dance. Indicate your preferred Block # in your email.

The Audition Blocks are as follows:

Block #1 - 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Block #2 - 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Block #3 - 5:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Block #4 - 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm.


Please enter by the main doors of the theatre and check in at the lobby.

Audition Requirements

Prepare a musical theatre song that is up to a minute and a half long in the style of the Wizard of Oz and bring your own sheet music in a binder.
Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the dance portion of your audition.

Rehearsal Information

Rehearsals will be held Sundays from 6:00 pm -10:00 pm, and Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 pm -10:00 pm.
Our first Rehearsal and Meet and Greet will be Sunday, December 4, 2022. December rehearsals are Dec 4, 5, 7, 14, 18, 19 and 21, 2022. After the Christmas break, rehearsals will resume on January 8, 2023.
Please Note: We will break for 2 weeks over the Christmas Holidays; however, March Break is mandatory.
There will be one extended Sunday rehearsal (tech day) leading up to opening night, as well as one or two additional Thursday rehearsals leading up to opening night.

Performance Dates:

March 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, April 1, 2 (matinee), 6, 7, 8 (matinee)
Cast must be available for ALL performances and be members of Oshawa Little Theatre. The matinee performances are scheduled for 2:00 PM. The evening performances are scheduled for 7:30 PM.

Character Descriptions

The age ranges listed below represent a general approximation.
- Leads must be 16 years old and older
- Ensemble cast must be 9 years old and older.

CHARACTERS

Dorothy Gale 
Aunt Em / Glinda 
Uncle Henry / Oz Guard 
Hunk / Scarecrow
Hickory / The Tin Man 
Zeke / Lion 
Miss Gulch / The Wicked Witch 
Professor Marvel / The Wizard

Ensemble 9 years old and older and may take on more than one role.
The Munchkins: Singing roles include:

• The Mayor – Declamatory and pompous
• The Coroner – Scientific and sure of himself
• The Barrister – Nit-picky
• City Fathers – Official
• Lollipop Guild – (Male children’s roles) Industrious and tough
• Lullaby League – (Female children’s roles) Sweet and serene
• Braggart, Fiddler, School Teachers

The Ozians:
Singing roles include:

• Beauticians, Polishers, and Manicurists: Bright, helpful, and efficient while making over Dorothy and her friends.
• Oz Men and Women: Confused and scared of the Witch’s message in the sky

The Winkies:
Speaking role includes:

• Winkie General: Matter-of-fact, and simple

The Flying Monkeys:
“Speaking” role includes:

• Nikko, Commander of the Monkeys: The witch’s collaborator, he speaks in gibberish.

The Jitterbugs:
Speaking role includes:

• The King of the Jitterbugs: Jocular, a mischief maker, a great dancer, and a loud whistler.

Non-Paying and Non-Equity Subject to any public health requirements or OLT Board requirements The Oshawa Little Theatre is committed to diverse, and inclusive casting. We welcome applications from all performers, without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, disability, race, colour, national origin, sexual