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Auditions set for The Wizard of Oz, PYTCo.’s 40th anniversary show

This year, the Penn Yan Theatre Company (PYTCo.) will stage “The Wizard of Oz” as its 40th anniversary summer musical production at the Penn Yan Academy Auditorium Aug. 10, 11 and 12. PYTCo. will be performing the more spectacular and technically complex RSC version of Frank L. Baum’s classic story, using as much of the aura of the 1939 MGM film as possible. Come join Dorothy and Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion as they travel the land “over the rainbow!”

Co-directors Dusty Baker and Dave Smith will hold auditions from 6 to 9 p.m. June 12, 13, and 14 at the Penn Yan Middle School Auditorium. All ages and levels of experience are welcome to audition for leading roles and chorus, including children between the ages of 6 and 13 for the youth ensemble playing the Munchkins.

For your audition, please prepare a song to sing with confidence (not from Wizard), to deliver a brief monologue in character, and to dance a few simple steps. Please also bring a small photo of yourself and prepare a complete list of your schedule conflicts between June 18 and the show dates in August. Rehearsals are generally scheduled Mondays – Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m., but not all the cast will be required for every rehearsal.

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