SAVANNAH—The city of Savannah’s Cultural Arts Theatre will be holding auditions for its summer production of “The Wiz,” May 18-19 at 6 p.m. in the Black Box at S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St.
This new musical version of the classic “Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum, features a script by William F. Brown and music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls. Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz have been set to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul music. Everybody knows the story, but now it’s a new fantasy for today.
Directed by Ellie Pyle, with choreography by Muriel Miller of Abeni Cultural Arts, the script calls for a diverse cast of actors, singers and dancers of all ages and experience. Auditionees will be asked to sing 16 bars from a song of their choice, and should come prepared to move. Callbacks will be held May 20 at 6 p.m.
The production will be staged in the Lucas Theater July 17-18 and 24-25. For information, contact Pyle at (912) 651-6783 or Elizabeth_pyle@savannahga.gov.