Auditions open for The Wizard of Oz

The search for Dorothy continues in earnest this week down at St. Mary’s Choral Society as the society prepares to present The Wizard of Oz as its next production in Clonmel in November.

The search for Dorothy continues in earnest this week down at St. Mary’s Choral Society as the society prepares to present The Wizard of Oz as its next production in Clonmel in November.

The society are also looking for a large number of children to be part of the chorus for this magical musical and will be holding auditions for the children and the role of Dorothy towards the end of September.

In conjunction with its media partner The Nationalist, children from Clonmel and surrounding area are invited to apply to audition for the show.

The application form for both the Dorothy and children’s auditions is available in this week’s issue and when completed should be posted or dropped into the White Memorial Theatre, strictly no later than next Monday, 17th September. Please note that applications will only be accepted on the official application form taken from The Nationalist (no photocopies) but there is allowance made on the form if more than one child in a family is applying. No applications received after the closing date of Monday, 17th will be accepted. Please also include a recent photograph if possible. Parents will then be notified by e-mail/phone with details of audition dates/times etc. so please ensure the e-mail address and mobile number are written clearly and details are correct when sending in the completed application form.

For the lead role of Dorothy, girls aged between 14-20 years are invited to audition. They must be mezzo soprano and not in an exam class this year. Children’s auditions are open to children aged 7-12 years.

St. Mary’s Choral Society’s November Production of The Wizard of Oz will be the first staging of this wonderful musical by the Clonmel society. The production will be directed by Diarmuid Vaughan, who will also design the set. The Musical Director is Danny Carroll and Choreography will be by Gillian Hewitt-Fitzgerald. The Children’s Rehearsal Co-ordinator will once again be society stalwart Margaret O’Sullivan. The most magical musical adventure of them all will lift the roof of the White Memorial Theatre this November when Clonmel will be filled with the sounds of Over the Rainbow, Follow the Yellow Brick Road and We’re off to see the Wizard.

Rehearsals for adult members of the society continue tonight, Wednesday in the White Memorial Theatre at 8pm and while rehearsals are still in the early stages new members, especially men, are welcome to come along and join this magical musical adventure. Membership of the society is open to adults and school-leavers over 18 years of age.