Casting & Auditions

Audition Announcement for Berkshire Theatre Group’s Production of The Wizard of Oz

Berkshire Theatre Group seeks young actors to audition for its upcoming non-equity production of The Wizard of Oz directed by E. Gray Simons III. Roles are open to young actors of all ethnicities in grades 3 through 12. Interested students should submit an audition video as a YouTube or Google Video link by Friday, April 16, 2021. Due to Covid 19 restrictions and guidelines, the cast of the show will be very limited in size.

Students’ auditions should include one-minute of a song from The Wizard of Oz with or without accompaniment. Audition clips should also include an introduction with the actors’ full name, grade, school, and the name of the song they will be singing. Video audition links should be submitted by email to wizardofoz@berkshiretheatre.org by Friday, April 16th at 5:00pm. Callbacks will take place as needed.

Rehearsals will start June 28th and occur approximately six days a week including daytime, early evenings, and some weekends. Attending all necessary rehearsals and performances will be required. All rehearsals will take place in Pittsfield, MA. The health and safety of our patrons and staff is of utmost importance. BTG has outlined Covid19 procedures and protocols in a manner that is consistent with state and local mandated health and safety guidelines.

Performance dates: July 23-August 15

Performances for The Wizard of Oz will take place
Outside Under the Big Tent at the Colonial Theatre Parking Lot in Pittsfield, MA


A classroom scene from Working A Musical.

Farah Alvin, Jaygee Mapugay and the cast of Working A Musical, 2019. Photo by Emma K. Rothenberg-Ware.

Casting:

Email Alan Filderman, Berkshire Theatre Group’s New York Casting Director at casting@berkshiretheatre.org

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