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We are pleased to announce auditions for young actors for Barter Theatre’s 2024 production of The Wizard of Oz!  We are seeking the following:

  • 6 youth actors, doubled, for Munchkins, under 4’11” tall

No need to prepare anything for these auditions. Barter’s Musical Director will teach all youth auditionees a short section of “The Lollipop Guild,” and auditionees will sing it individually. All auditionees will also attend the movement call.

Rehearsals for The Wizard of Oz begin on April 23rd, and the show begins previews on May 26th and runs through August 18th, 2024.

Each role will likely be double cast, so young actors will not be called for every performance.

Rehearsals for the youth cast will mostly take place during the evenings during the week, and throughout the day on Saturday and Sundays. Technical rehearsals are all day on May 22-25th, and youth actors will need to be at the entirety of each tech day.

There is a place to include any conflicts you have on the audition forms; we ask that you come ready to list all conflicts at the audition so we can take them into consideration while casting. The date and time of each performance is on our show page. Each child is paid a stipend for every week that they rehearse or perform the show.

The audition will take place at Barter Theatre’s Rehearsal Halls (201 Trigg Street, Abingdon) on Saturday, April 13th, 2024 from 10:00am-12:00pm. We ask that you arrive at 9:45am with a parent or guardian to fill out paperwork with contact information and the conflicts that you have between April 23rd and August 18, 2023. Please park to the back of the building and enter through the glass doors.

Please RSVP to so we can know how many are attending the audition.

Feel free to share this notice with anyone you think might be interested. We hope to see you there!

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