Upcoming Auditions

Important Dates
(all events will take place in the Irondale Auditorium)
Informational Meeting: Thursday, September 9th at 3:15 pm
General Auditions: Friday, September 10th at 3:15 pm
Callbacks: Saturday, September 11th starting 10:30 am
General Audition Information
  • Prior to the audition, fill out the online audition form
  • Familiarize yourself with one of the song selections below. Our options are both Somewhere Over The Rainbow and If I Only Had A Heart. 
  • Click on "sheet music" under the song you would like to sing, download it for your reference and print it out to bring to auditions if you would like!
  • Click on audition sides for reading and familiarize yourself with each of the scenes. 
  • Tip: Neither the song clip nor the scene sides need to be memorized, just familiarize yourself. The more prepared you are, the more confident you will feel! 
  • Finally, please join our student Facebook page, Current Irondale Drama Students! We use this page to post information about rehearsals, shows, special events, and everything else you may need to know. 
  • Questions? Email info@ihsdrama.org with any questions you have about the audition process ro the production. 
Student Technical Kr​ü (Crew)

We will have student technical roles for this show! Please fill out this form to indicate your interest and we will reach out once we have more information!

Important Rehearsal Dates
  • Monday September 13 - Rehearsals start

  • Saturday, October 16 -  Orchestra joins - all cast memorized !! NO MORE CONFLICTS!!

  • Monday, October 18 - First rehearsal with orchestra; add crew, all crew comes from now on!

  • Tuesday, October 19 - Second rehearsal with orchestra, cast and crew

  • Wednesday, October 20 - Full orchestra cast and crew

  • Flying Weekend

    • Thursday October 28 - all principal flyers, plus flying crew

    • Friday, October 29 - dress rehearsal; all cast, crew, orchestra, flying team

    • Saturday, October 30 - full dress rehearsal; all cast, crew, orchestra, flying team

    • Sunday October 31 all cast, crew, Orchestra, flying team

  • Monday, November 1 - First final dress rehearsal, all cast, crew, orchestra, flying team

  • Tuesday, November 2 - Second final dress rehearsal, all cast, crew, orchestra, flying team

  • Wednesday, November 3 - Final final dress rehearsal all cast, crew, orchestra, flying team

  • Performance Dates:

    • Thursday, November 4 @ 7pm

    • Friday, November 5 @ 7pm

    • Saturday, November 6 @ 7pm

    • Sunday, November 7 @ 1pm

      • Strike immediately following final performance mandatory for all cast, crew, orchestra

Song and Scene Snippets

Over the Rainbow - Rehearsal Track

Where troubles melt like lemon drops,
High above the chimney tops,
That's where you'll find me.
Somewhere over the rainbow,
blue birds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then, oh why can't I?

If I Only Had A Brain - Rehearsal Track

Gosh, it would be awful pleasing',
To reason out the reason.
For things I can't explain.
Then perhaps I'd be deserve ya,
and be even worthy 
erve ya,
If I only had a brain. If I only had a brain. 
Callback Information

Callbacks: The artistic team will have callbacks to get a second look at some performers. Plan on being available for callbacks, and familiarize yourself with the music and script selections below. Callback lists and cast lists will be posted here, on the student page and on the Current Irondale Drama Students page (Facebook). Don’t worry if you aren’t called back, you are still in consideration for the show, 

Callback Audition Materials

If I Were King of the Forest - Rehearsal Track

If I were King of the Forest,

Not queen, not duke, not prince.

My regal robes of the forest, would be satin,

not cotton, not chintz.

I'd command each thing, be it fish or fowl.

With a woof and a woof and a royal growl - woof.

Munchkin Parade (Glinda) - Rehearsal Track

Come out, come out, wherever you are
And meet the young lady who fell from a star
She fell from the sky, she fell very far
And Kansas, she says, is the name of the star

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Lead and Supporting Roles (in order of appearance)

  • Aunt Em – Dorothy’s no-nonsense aunt, a farmer’s wife in Kansas

  • Uncle Henry – Dorothy’s kind and quiet uncle, a farmer in Kansas

  • Scarecrow/Hunk – Hunk is a farmhand on Dorothy’s farm in Kansas. The Scarecrow is a lovable and clumsy scarecrow Dorothy meets on her journey to the Emerald City

  • Tin Man/Hickory – Hickory is a farmhand on Dorothy’s farm in Kansas. The Tinman is a kind and wise man made of tin Dorothy meets on her journey to the Emerald City

  • The Cowardly Lion/Zeke – Zeke is a farmhand on Dorothy’s farm in Kansas. The Lion is a fearful, loud and goofy lion Dorothy meets in her journey to the Emerald City

  • Wizard/Professor Marvel – Professor Marvel is an eccentric fortune teller Dorothy meets in Kansas. The Wizard is a cowardly, flustered old man pretending to be a Wizard in the land of Oz

  • Glinda – a wise and beautiful “good witch” who helps Dorothy return to Kansas

  • Mayor of Munchkin City – the Mayer of Munchkin City who welcomes Dorothy to Oz

  • Munchkin Coroner – a coroner in Munchkin Land who confirms the Wicked Witch’s death

  • Munchkin Fiddler – a citizen of Munchkin Land who welcomes Dorothy to Oz

  • The Lullaby League – Vocal Trio – citizens of Munchkin Land who dance to welcome Dorothy to Oz

  • The Lollipop Guild – Vocal Trio – citizens of Munchkin Land who dance to welcome Dorothy to Oz

  • Wicked Witch of the West/Miss Gulch – Miss Gulch is a neighbor of Dorothy’s in Kansas. The Wicked Witch of the West is cruel and sinister, seeking revenge on Dorothy

  • Three Crows – Vocal Trio – keeping the Scarecrow company in the cornfield Three Trees – Vocal Trio – keeping the Tinman company in the forest

  • Poppy (Lead Ballerina) – created by the Wicked Witch of the West to lull Dorothy and her friends to sleep, before reaching Oz

  • Emerald City Guard – a sassy and reluctant guard who nearly refuses to let Dorothy and her friends into the Emerald City

  • Nikko – the Wicked Witch’s main henchman, a flying monkey, the commander of her army

  • The Jitterbug – a dancing bug, the leader of a dancing team, who forces Dorothy and her friends to dance until they fall in the forest

Ensemble Roles

  • Munchkins – the small people who live where Dorothy’s house falls in Oz

  • Ballerina Poppies – the flowers created by the Wicked Witch who lull Dorothy and her friends to sleep

  • Emerald City Citizens – the people who live in Emerald City and work at the Wash and Brush

  • Winkies - the Wicked Witch’s guards

  • Flying Monkeys – the Wicked Witch’s army

  • Tap Dancing Jitterbugs – the Jitterbug’s dance team who exhaust Dorothy and her friends in the forest