Grand Prairie Arts Council
Auditions are set for the Grand Prairie Arts Council’s production of The Wiz
Artistic Director: Eric Criner
Music Director: Larry Miller
Stage Manager: TBD
Choreographer: Zakiyyah Shaheed-Mcdonald Lights: Holli Price
Sound: Ryan Brazil
Set Design: Matt Betz
Costume Design: Eric Criner
Thursday, July 29th: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Sunday, August 1st: 12:00 am – 3:00 pm
Callbacks: Sunday, August 1st 4:00 pm (will include a dance call and cold readings from the script if needed).
Schedule an audition time using the link on the audition page of the GPAC website Appointments will be given priority. Walk-ins are welcome and will be taken as time allows.
Veteran’s Park Event Center, 925 Conover Drive, Grand Prairie, 75051 *** across the street from the Grand Prairie Memorial Library ***
(Note: In the tradition of the show, we prefer to cast our main characters with people of color, but there are no legal restrictions. Ensemble may consist of mixed ethnicities. All people of any age, race, or gender identity are welcome to audition at GPAC. Character descriptions should be helpful for actors, but not restricting.)
Please arrive 10 minutes before your audition time slot in order to check-in and complete the paperwork. An audition form can be filled out ahead of time using the link on the GPAC website audition page:
AUDITION WILL INCLUDE:
MUSIC: Please prepare an upbeat song that best shows range and musicianship. If auctioning for a lead role, you will also need to prepare a more ballad type of song that best shows range and musicianship. Pianist will be provided. Bring music in the correct key. PLEASE no backing or karaoke tracks/recordings
COLD READ: from the Script. DANCE: will be at the Callbacks on Sunday (9/1) at 4:00pm
Begin Monday, August 2nd – Rehearsals are generally run Mondays – Thursdays, 7:00 – 10:00 pm & various Saturdays/Sundays as needed. Tentative calendar will be available at auditions. Rehearsals are at GPAC’s rehearsal space at the Veteran’s Park Event Center. Rehearsals move to the Uptown Theater 2 weeks before the show opens.
PERFORMANCES: September 17 – September 26th (2 weekends), at the Uptown Theater, 120 East Main Street, Grand Prairie