Before you move on to the casting announcement, take a deep breath and know that you are very important to this show. We will dance, sing, and have fun! It is not about having the most lines or the most stage time. It is about bringing to life a story and taking your audience away for a couple of hours.
There are MANY new faces coming into this production and that is beyond exciting! I am looking forward to seeing all that you bring to the stage! Please make a promise to yourself, before moving past this page, that regardless of where you name appears, you will give 100% to bringing that character to life. The ensemble in this show is very large and unique and I think everyone in that group will have a ton of fun!
Casting is one of the worst parts of my job because you make a few very happy and you disappoint many. I have toiled over this cast list until the last minute trying to decide the magic combination. It is both a blessing and a curse to have multiple actors who could successfully play a role.
Please know that it is my joy and pleasure to have the opportunity to work with students who are excited about the dramatic arts! There are many more productions this year and you never know who your next character will be. Take hold of this role and make magic! Remember, Dorothy's adventures would have been very bland without the munchkins, flying monkeys, soldiers, and even the citizens of Emerald City.
I will share information about our first meeting when we return next week.