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North Shore Music Theatre Inc., New Zealand in Birkenhead, Auckland presents WICKED The Broadway Musical

Opening March 5

About This Production

Performance Dates

  • Friday March 5 7:30 PM
  • Saturday March 6 2:00 PM
  • Saturday March 6 7:30 PM
  • Sunday March 7 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday March 10 7:30 PM
  • Thursday March 11 7:30 PM
  • Friday March 12 7:30 PM
  • Saturday March 13 2:00 PM
  • Saturday March 13 7:30 PM
  • Sunday March 14 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday March 17 7:30 PM
  • Thursday March 18 7:30 PM
  • Friday March 19 7:30 PM
  • Saturday March 20 2:00 PM
  • Saturday March 20 7:30 PM
  • Sunday March 21 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday March 23 7:30 PM
  • Wednesday March 24 7:30 PM
  • Thursday March 25 7:30 PM
  • Friday March 26 7:30 PM
  • Saturday March 27 2:00 PM
  • Saturday March 27 7:30 PM

Things To Know

ABOUT WICKED

Wicked is the second highest grossing musical in Broadway history, with more than two million people attending the New York season to date. The original season won three Tony’s, six Drama Desk Awards and a Grammy for the cast album.

Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba.

Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths. Glinda’s unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power while Elphaba’s determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, will have unexpected and shocking consequences for her future.

Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfill their destinies as Glinda - The Good and Elphaba - the Wicked Witch of the West.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please read all information carefully and complete all sections in the online audition application form.

All roles in Wicked are limited to performers aged 16 and above as of 1st MARCH 2021.

We are looking for performers who can sing, act and dance well. Diversity is welcomed and all ethnic groups are encouraged to audition.

While talent is the primary consideration when casting, a high level of commitment is essential. Our final choices for all roles will be made with this firmly in mind.

roles cast will be on an UNPAID basis.

Read Through/ Meet & Greet Sunday 16th August 2020

Music, Dance, Blocking rehearsals from Tuesday 31st August 2020 -22 Feb 2021

These will run Tues, Thu and Sundays with Saturdays in the few weeks before pack in.

There will be a break from the 7th Dec 2020- 10 Jan 2021 for Christmas and New Year.

Production Week Tuesday 23rd February- Wed 3rd March 2021

Sponsors Night/preview/Press Thursday 4th March 2021

PRODUCTION EXPECTATIONS

Your participation in this production requires your undivided commitment in order to ensure a production of the highest possible quality.

If cast, you cannot commit to any other production that would affect the rehearsal period and production season.

You should NOT audition if you are unable to commit to the rehearsal and production schedule.

If you have any other commitments (personal or work) that may impact on your ability to attend rehearsals, you must provide full relevant details in your audition application. This will be taken into consideration during your audition.

All rehearsals will be held Tuesday and Thursday (6.30pm – 9:30pm) and Sundays (11.00am – 4.00pm). Not all performers will be required at all rehearsals, you may not be required for the full day each Sunday and rehearsals will be scheduled as carefully as possible to make the best use of your time.

REHEARSALS

An online calendar showing all rehearsals and other show-related events will be provided. This will be regularly updated throughout the rehearsal season, and it is your responsibility to keep up to date. Printed rehearsal schedules will not be provided.

During rehearsals, we expect that our performers will be prepared. This means:

arriving in advance and ready to work at the scheduled time

having learnt and reviewed your lines and movement for the scheduled scene(s)

having warmed up both vocally and physically

paying attention and being respectful to the creative team and to your fellow cast members

We strongly recommend that performers prepare a rehearsal bag that includes some or all of the following:

script, pencil, pad and eraser water bottle

a variety of snacks – fruit, granola bars, nuts and sweets

personal hygiene and first aid supplies – deodorant or antiperspirant, band aids, Advil, etc. wipes and towel

headphones for downtime or musical review

extra layers – sweaters, socks, change of underclothes cell phone – to be on silent during rehearsals

HAIR & COSTUME INFORMATION

This production utilises a large number of wigs and headgear. However, performers must not cut their hair from the start of the director’s rehearsals unless discussed with the director. Costumes and shoes will be provided. For hygiene reasons, all cast members will be expected to provide their own nude-coloured undergarments. Male cast members may be expected to provide their own dance belts – this will be discussed closer to the time.

PR & CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT

Performers will be notified by email of the outcome of their audition as soon as possible following casting. A full cast announcement will be subsequently made on the North Shore Music Theatre website and via our media channels so you must not release your involvement until instructed by the Production Manager/s.

All cast and crew are considered to be good-will ambassadors for North Shore Music Theatre and for our show and we expect all cast and crew to meet that responsibility both in person and online. There will be a closed group Facebook page which cast and crew are encouraged to join and actively participate in.

The marketing team will be monitoring social media throughout the production process – so please don’t be offended if you are requested to remove something posted on a personal page.

Please advise any issues with this when filling out your audition information.

MEMBERSHIP, CODE OF CONDUCT & SOCIAL MEDIA

All cast members will be required to be financial members of North Shore Music Theatre for 2020/2021 with an annual fee payable.

All cast are required to agree and adhere to a code of conduct that covers health and safety, personal wellbeing, responsibilities to fellow cast and crew members, and social media usage. All cast members are required to complete a medical questionnaire for your safety and the safety of those around you. This information will be treated in strictest confidence and will be destroyed following the production.

Auditions For WICKED The Broadway Musical

About Auditions

Audition Times

  • Thursday March 26 6:00 PM
  • Thursday March 26 6:30 PM
  • Thursday March 26 7:00 PM
  • Thursday March 26 8:00 PM
  • Thursday March 26 8:30 PM
  • Thursday March 26 9:00 PM
  • Friday March 27 6:00 PM
  • Friday March 27 6:30 PM
  • Friday March 27 7:00 PM
  • Friday March 27 8:00 PM
  • Friday March 27 8:30 PM
  • Saturday March 28 10:00 AM
  • Saturday March 28 10:30 AM
  • Saturday March 28 11:00 AM
  • Saturday March 28 11:30 AM
  • Saturday March 28 12:45 PM
  • Saturday March 28 1:00 PM
  • Saturday March 28 1:30 PM
  • Saturday March 28 2:00 PM
  • Saturday March 28 2:30 PM
  • Saturday March 28 3:15 PM
  • Saturday March 28 3:30 PM
  • Saturday March 28 4:00 PM
  • Saturday March 28 4:30 PM
  • Saturday March 28 5:00 PM
  • Saturday March 28 6:15 PM
  • Saturday March 28 6:30 PM
  • Saturday March 28 7:00 PM
  • Saturday March 28 7:30 PM
  • Saturday March 28 8:00 PM
  • Saturday March 28 8:30 PM
  • Sunday March 29 10:00 AM
  • Sunday March 29 10:45 AM
  • Sunday March 29 11:30 AM
  • Sunday March 29 12:15 PM

What To Expect

AUDITIONS

Auditions will be held at the North Shore Music Theatre Clubrooms- 5 Recreation Drive, Birkenhead. You will need to select TWO times. One for the initial singing audition (26th, 27th or 28th) and one for the group dance call (29th).

Note: If you are only auditioning for Vocal Chorus, only a singing audition is required. If only the singing audition is booked, you will not be considered for a Lead or Ensemble role.

Auditions may be videoed for reference during the casting process. Short extracts from successful audition videos may be used for marketing purposes, but will otherwise be deleted.

You will be auditioning in front of a panel consisting of the Director, Choreographer, Musical Director, Production Managers and representative(s) of North Shore Music Theatre.

Please bring with you:

Sheet music or a backing track on either a USB or playback device such as iPOD, MP3 Player or Phone.

Click here for Available Roles

AUDITIONING FOR A LEAD OR FEATURED ROLE:

If you are auditioning for one of the lead or featured roles please:

Prepare a musical theatre song of your own choosing that showcases your voice, in the style of the lead or featured role for which you are auditioning. Ideally this should be no longer than 2 minutes.

Familiarise yourself with the song(s) from the show that features your chosen character, and be prepared to sing sections of that song, if requested to do so by the panel.

Do not be offended if you do not get to sing all of your prepared vocals – it doesn’t mean you are not being considered.

AUDITIONING FOR ENSEMBLE OR CHORUS:

If you are auditioning for ensemble or chorus roles please:

Prepare a cut of a musical theatre song of your own choosing that showcases your voice, in the style of WICKED. Ideally this should be no longer than 2 minutes.

Do not be offended if you do not get to sing all of your prepared vocals – it doesn’t mean you are not being considered.

Note: If you are only auditioning for Vocal Chorus, only a singing audition is required. If only the singing audition is booked, you will not be considered for a Lead or Ensemble role.

DANCE AUDITIONS:

For the Dance Auditions you will be required to attend the auditions on Sunday 29th March 2020. This will be anytime between 10.00am-1pm and you will be auditioning in a group. All auditionees are required to participate in the dance audition, no matter what role you are going for.

You will be taught a movement routine on the day so no prior preparation is required.

Please wear fitting clothes so we can see body shape and lines created while dancing. Also wear appropriate footwear (ladies – heels please), and bring a drink bottle and sweat towel.

Sandals or bare feet are NOT acceptable under any circumstances. Turn up warm and ready to learn the Choreography.

CALL BACKS:

Please be prepared for the possibility of a call back. Recalls will be on Sunday 29th March from 2.00pm.

Getting a call back does not guarantee a role. Likewise you may be cast even if you are not called back. Please ensure that you have included a telephone number on your audition application form where we can easily reach you during the audition dates.

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Cast List For WICKED The Broadway Musical

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