EPPING- Director Elaine Gatchell announces open auditions for Leddy Center’s fall production of L. Frank Baum’s classic story, The Wizard of Oz, Saturday, June 2. All parts are open, including Dorothy, the Wicked Witch of the West, Glinda, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, Tinman, Wizard, Ozians, monkeys, winkies, and munchkins. Since its publication in September 1900, L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has become America’s greatest and best-loved homegrown fairytale. The first totally American fantasy for children, it is one of the most-read children’s books. It has also engendered a long series of sequels, stage plays, musicals, and movies. The Oz story has become a classic because it blends elements of traditional magic, such as witches, with ones from early twentieth-century American reality, such as a Kansas cyclone, a scarecrow, a man made of tin, and a wizard from Omaha.

Call Leddy Center at 603-679-2781, Monday through Friday, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, to schedule your audition appointment. Rehearsals begin September 4, and performances are weekends and Wednesdays, October 26- November 14. For more information, go on line at leddycenter.org and click on auditions or call the Leddy office at 603-679-2781.

Leddy Center is a 501C3 non-profit NH Arts and Education Organization.

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