Open Audition for SLO’s Oz

Sep 10 2015 | By More

Auditions for major production of Wizard of Oz

Southern Light Opera are holding open auditions for their production of The Wizard of Oz which will be staged at the King’s in February.

The company are looking for performers aged over 16 to go with them down the Yellow Brick Road for their latest version of the musical based on the 1939 MGM motion picture.

A scene from the 2007 production. Photo: SLO

A scene from the 2007 production. Photo: SLO

SLO has already got its full compliment of Munchkins, after more than 337 youngsters auditioned for the 80 places in the production.

Now they are on the lookout for adult performers to join what will, no doubt, be one of the biggest musicals staged at the King’s next year.

Auditions will take place on October 7 at the Firhill Day Centre. Initially, these are just to join the company, with auditions for the principal roles and named characters to be carried out later in October once the company is compete.

Auditionees should prepare a song, not necessarily from the show, and contact the company secretary on to arrange a slot.

Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from mid October. There are a couple of Sundays closer to the show.

Founded in 1897, SLO is Edinburgh’s oldest theatre company and is respected as one of the leading amateur musical societies in the UK. The company last staged a production of The Wizard of Oz in 2007.


Auditions for The Wizard of Oz
Wednesday 7 October, from 7pm.
Firhill Day Centre, 257 Colinton Rd, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH14 1DW
Email to arrange an audition slot.

The Wizard of Oz
King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ
Tuesday 23 – Saturday 26 February 2016
Evenings 7.30pm, Saturday matinee: 2.30pm

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