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2023 The Wizard of Oz

Play Handbook

This year's 2023 spring musical will be The Wizard of Oz! Mrs. Abby Dietzler will be back to direct and choreograph this year’s production. We are excited to welcome Miss Isabel Hartzell as our musical director. Isabel is a recent graduate of Temple University earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. We are also excited to be welcoming back our Children’s Chorus (students in grades 1-3) to this year’s production. More information on registration for that program will be available in January. To help you and your child decide if The Wizard of Oz is right for him/her, please review the information below.

  • All Fourth through Eighth Graders are invited to audition.
  • Anyone who wants to be in the show must audition.
  • Everyone who auditions is part of the cast. Even if you are not called back, that does not mean you did not get a part.
  • The audition schedule and rehearsal days are listed below.
  • We will have a stage crew and technical assistants for this show. Students who are interested should contact Mrs. Barrera. There are a limited amount of spaces available.
  • The play fee is $190.00 and includes a video of the performance (one per family). The discounted fee for each additional child is $150.00.
  • Parents are asked to volunteer to serve on a play committee to assist with costumes, sets, props, ad book, tickets, and refreshments. Information about committees will follow in the Show Handbook. We rely on our parent volunteers to help make the spring musical come to life for the students!
  • Both students and parents should thoroughly read the Play Handbook for important details regarding participation in this production.
  • Registration must be completed in order for your child to audition.

Please be sure that there are no conflicts with your family calendar for the show dates and times, as well as production week.

Audition Schedule:
Auditions: Thursday, January 5, 2023 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Callbacks: Friday, January 6, 2023 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Cast List Announcement and First Rehearsal (Entire Cast): Sunday, January 8, 2023 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Rehearsals:
Weekly: January-March 2023 Run-Through and Production Week:
Sundays: 10:00 am - noon Sunday, March 12 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, March 13 1:30-5:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14 3:30-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 15 3:30-8:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 16 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Dress Rehearsal: School Show:
Thursday, March 16: During school hours

Friday, March 17 7:30 p.m.
(Approximate call time 6:00/6:30)

Saturday, March 18 7:30 p.m.
(Approximate call time 6:00/6:30)


We look forward to another wonderful theatrical experience with you and your child! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at abarrera@holychildacademy.com. Thank you!