the wizard of oz


When the cyclone finally drops her house, Dorothy Gale finds herself in the Land of Oz, where scarecrows dance, tin men sing and lions are scared of...everything. But through the help of her friends and a particularly ruby pair of slippers, Dorothy finds that there truly is no place like home.

This spring: find yourself on the yellow brick road, somewhere over the rainbow.



*Please note: not all roles will be called at all rehearsals.
Saturday, March 18, 2023

Performance Dates

March 13 - March 17, 2023

Dress Rehearsal Dates

January 6 - March 12, 2023

Rehearsal Schedule

TUESDAYS: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
March 13: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
March 18 @ 2pm
Westport Country Playhouse 25 Powers Ct, Westport, CT 06880

PARENT MEETING: January 6 @ 6:00pm (Mandatory)
THURSDAYS: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
SUNDAYS: 10:00am - 12:00pm
March 17: 5:00pm - 9:00pm • Tech Rehearsal
March 19 (Snow Date)
March 18 @ 7pm
March 16: 5:00pm - 9:00pm • Tech Rehearsal
March 14: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
River House, 125 River Road Extension, Cos Cob, CT

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Tuition: $775 • Open Auditions

Audition Registration


What is an audition?
Auditions are a chance for our students (new and veterans) to share their skills with our production team! At Open Arts Alliance we do our best to keep the auditions fun, simple and ensure that every auditioner feels great about their accomplishment! We want students to show us who they are- unique talents and all!

Who can audition for each show?
Students ages 6-18 are encouraged to audition for "The Wizard of Oz!"

I have enrolled for auditions. Does this mean my child is in the cast?
Unfortunately, we are unable to cast every child that auditions due to the number of applicants. Enrollment is strictly to help organize the process of auditioning.

Will there be callbacks?
We reserve the right to have callbacks for actors we need to see/hear act, sing or dance again on Friday, December 16th, 2022 at 6 pm.

How many casts do you anticipate?
We anticipate 1-2 casts of characters. Our effort is to ensure that students of different ages and levels are challenged artistically and enjoy the learning process.

What version of this show are you presenting?
There are many versions of "The Wizard of Oz!" We will be presenting the Royal Shakespeare Company's adaptation. 
  • By L. Frank Baum
  • With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
  • Background Music by Herbert Stothart
  • Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard
  • Orchestration by Larry Wilcox
  • Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.

What is "The Wizard of Oz!" about?
Follow the yellow brick road in this delightful stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum's beloved tale, featuring the iconic musical score from the MGM film. The timeless tale, in which young Dorothy Gale travels from Kansas over the rainbow to the magical Land of Oz, continues to thrill audiences worldwide.

What should my child prepare?
Each child must sing a small section of any song they desire. This should be a song they are comfortable with. Anything from “Happy Birthday” to “Let It Go” is great by us!

Can my child sing a song from the show?

Should my child know the songs and characters from the show?
While this is not required, it can only help.

What is the rehearsal schedule?
Please see the practice and rehearsal dates listed on the page above.

What about costumes?
In an effort to minimize costume sharing, costumes will be identified/designed by the production team, but are the responsibility of participants and their families. Information on footwear and measurements to follow.

Where will the shows take place?
Performances will take place at the historic Westport Country Playhouse (25 Powers Ct, Westport, CT 06880)

Where will rehearsals take place?
Rehearsals will occur at Open Arts Alliance's rehearsal space at River House (125 River Road Extension, Cos Cob, CT 06807.)

When are the shows?
Performances will occur on March 18th, 2023 at 2 and 7 p.m.

Where can I purchase tickets?
Box office information will be available shortly.

So...what is Open Arts Alliance?
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