OC Youth Theater's 2018/19 Season
When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow that needs a brain, a Tin Man missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) to earn his help. This timeless classic will bring to life the memories of your childhood in vivid color (and even black and white).
Monday, January 7th, 5:00-7:30pm
Tuesday, January 8th, 5:00-8:00pm
What to Prepare:
Each student must prepare a one-minute audition song. This song should show the student's vocal range, acting ability and possibly some dance if fitting. Broadway and Disney songs are suggested giving the student the freedom to act the song as if performing for a full audience. The chosen song should be performed with an accompaniment track which may be purchased from iTunes as well as many online providers including Youtube. A CD player and MP3 hook-up will be available at the audition. SPECIAL RECOMMENDATION: We suggest singing a song from the same time period as The Wizard of Oz or from the Golden Age of Musical Theatre. This will best represent the material performed in Oz. We also recommend not singing a song from the Wizard of Oz as it may limit the creative casting process. Most importantly, show off your skills and have fun!
Registration fees are $250 for the session and are due on the night of auditions. This non-refundable fee assists OCYT in covering the production costs including sets, costumes, and other show expenses. Some extraneous costs may be necessary throughout the session including undergarments, shoes, or other accessories. Payments will be processed once the cast list is posted.
See the Cast List: HERE
Rehearsals are held Monday and Tuesday nights from 4:30-7:30pm in Rancho Santa Margarita. A few additional Saturdays will also have rehearsal 3:30-7:30pm. At OC Youth Theater, students are only called to rehearsal when they are needed. Therefore, students will not be called to every rehearsal. To keep this schedule on track we ask for prompt arrival and for students to be properly prepared. Preparation includes reading or singing through the material being taught that day, as to be familiar, and come rehearsal-ready in appropriate, comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes, with a labeled water bottle, snack, and something quiet to do in the occurrence of some downtime. Snacks and water will also be available for $1.00 at rehearsals. Conflicts are understandable but must be listed on the audition form or they will not be honored. Unlisted conflicts may result in removal from a number, scene, or the cast.
Rehearsals at OC Youth Theater are a lot of work but a lot of fun! We cram a lot of material into these rehearsals but the OCYT Staff are energetic, fun, and encouraging and are always amazed to see the students rise to the bar. Games, Trick-Time, Interviews, Prizes, and Teambuilding are interweaved into the process creating a strong cast unity radiating beyond our walls. Our families create a family and we can't wait to have you!
Friday, March 22nd at 7:00pm
Saturday, March 23rd at 2:00pm
Saturday, March 23rd at 6:00pm
Performances to be held at
Beckman High School
Irvine , CA
The Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon is now the basis for one of the most fun musicals ever to hit the stage, Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR.
A loose, revue-like structure allows for a great deal of flexibility in staging and cast size in this energetic musical, which follows Tom, a young schoolteacher, who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music. Memorable songs as "Just a Bill," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly" and "Conjunction Junction" bring his lesson plans vividly to life.