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Drayton Entertainment holds open casting call for kids

WATERLOO - On Sept. 24 at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, Drayton Entertainment is holding an open casting call for kids for a show that will run Nov. 16 to Dec. 18.

The company is seeking young performers ages 8 to 15. 

No professional experience is necessary, but love of theatre is a must

Those selected must be able to attend rehearsals and performances as called from October through December.

Youth performers will appear in eight performances of The Wizard of Oz as called from Nov. 16 through Dec. 18. 

Parents will need to make arrangements with the child’s school to accommodate the performance schedule.

For the audition, kids should be prepared to sing the song Ding Dong the Witch is Dead.

They must print and fill out the audition form from and bring it with them to the audition.

The must also bring a current photo (close face shot), as well as a resume including experience such as dancing, singing, music lessons, school or community theatre if they have such experience.

They should wear comfortable clothes and shoes for the movement part of the audition

For those age 8 to 11, sign in is 2:30pm and the audition runs 1 to 2:30pm. For those aged 12 to 15, sign in is 2pm and the audition runs 2:45 to 4:15pm. All auditions are at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, 40 Benjamin Rd. E., Waterloo.

The Wizard of Oz is based upon the classic motion picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.

After a twister hits her Kansas farm, Dorothy Gale is transported somewhere over the rainbow to another world. She teams up with a Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, and faithful dog Toto in an epic journey to find the mighty Wizard who can send her home.

Featuring such beloved songs as Over The Rainbow, Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead and If I Only Had A Brain, The Wizard of Oz will enchant munchkins of all ages.



September 16, 2011


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