Audition call for The Wizard of Oz

Follow the yellow brick road to Lighthouse Festival Theatre’s 2019 Community Show production of The Wizard of Oz!

Lighthouse turns 40 next year, our ruby anniversary, and to celebrate we’re presenting a musical that has captured the imagination since Dorothy first donned those famous ruby slippers 80 years ago.

Auditions for The Wizard of Oz will be held at Lighthouse Festival Theatre in Port Dover, on Tuesday, October 30, and Thursday, November 1, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Call the Lighthouse box office at 519-583-2221 to book an audition time.

The Community Show is a chance for members of the community to perform on the Lighthouse stage. Our professional team, backed by community members in key production roles, collaborate with dozens of local performers to create a show that makes audiences cheer year after year.

This show is open to everyone in Norfolk County and surrounding areas who loves to perform or has always wanted to try. Whether you’re a veteran community theatre actor or have never been on stage before, what matters is your enthusiasm and willingness to learn.

“I’m certainly excited about coming in and directing at Lighthouse Festival Theatre,” said director George Araujo. “It’s truly an honour on my part. Especially doing a production of this size, which I love to do. Doing it at Lighthouse is a real joy.”

Araujo and executive producer Derek Ritschel invite anyone in the community (age 12 and older) who would like to take part in our 2019 Community Show to come out for an audition. No previous theatrical experience is required. Prepare a short section of a song and be ready to have fun!

“I’m excited about all the great talent in community theatre locally and regionally,” Araujo said.

He extended a special welcome to those who’ve always wanted to be in a show but have never mustered up the courage to audition.

“(I would tell them) not to worry,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity to try something new and try something that’s been in their hearts for a while.”

WHAT: Wizard of Oz auditions
WHEN: Tuesday, October 30, and Thursday, November 1, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: Lighthouse Festival Theatre, 247 Main St., Port Dover
MORE INFO: Call the Lighthouse box office at 519-583-2221 to book an audition time