Wizard of Oz-Children’s Theatre

Grades K-12

Performances: August 5, 7:30pm & August 6, 2:00pm

Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre

Register by July 25: $35
Register after July 25: $45

Wizard of Oz – Children’s Theatre

Register by July 25: $35
Register after July 25: $45
Featuring two actors from Compass Creative Dramatics and 75 local children.
August 1-6, 2016
Shows: August 5, 7:30pm and August 6, 2:00pm
Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre
Sponsors: Orange City Arts & Northwestern College

We’re off to see the wizard, with Chicago-based COMPASS CREATIVE DRAMATICS. When that little Kansas farm house lands in a magical land, you’ll meet a singing & dancing yellow brick road, the Ozians, the monkeys/ Monkees and many more fantastical characters. The classic story comes to life with fun and funny new twists.

Auditions

Monday, August 1 – 9:00am to 12:30pm. Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre. Interested students—who have finished grades K-12—may audition. No acting experience necessary. Just come ready to be silly and have fun!

Students must attend entire audition. All children who audition MUST be available for rehearsal Monday through Friday, August 1-5 from 9:15am to 12:30pm, and must have Friday evening and Saturday afternoon free for the performances.

Audition does not require a prepared song or reading.

There are spots for 75 students.

Participation fee

Register & pay by July 25: $35. Register & pay after July 25: $45.

Register online thru summer recreation, or at Orange City Arts office at city hall.

Rehearsals

Monday, August 1 through Friday, August 5, from 9:15am to 12:30pm. Bring a snack!

Performances

Friday, August 5, 7:30pm and Saturday, August 6, 2:00pm at Northwestern College’s DeWitt Theatre. Admission will be: Adults $8; K-12 students $4. A DVD will be recorded of the local production of Wizard of Oz, available for $20 each.

Parents: If you are willing to assist with the Wizard of Oz by volunteering an hour or two of your time, please contact Janine at the Orange City Arts Council, 707-4885 or ocArts@orangecityiowa.com.

Wizard of Oz Workshops $5 each

Character Voices: Finding your (silly!) voice

Experiment with range & style to create a world of sounds & voices. Learn about vocal placement, articulation, emotions & imagination, & how to use them to give voice to a range of silly & creative characters from airplanes to aliens!
Monday, August 1
Grades 3-5
1:30-2:20pm
Instructors: Compass Creative Dramatics actors
Location: Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre

Creative Play: Stretching Creativity & Bravery Muscles

Stretch creativity & bravery muscles thru theatrical storytelling while exploring physical & emotional self-expression thru dramatic play.
Tuesday, August 2
Grades K-2
1:30-2:20pm
Instructors: Compass Creative Dramatics actors
Location: Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre

Storytelling Adventures: Adapting Folktales for the Stage

Explore the art of adapting folktales into your own mini-plays thru action-packed games & creative play, concluding with your own original adaptations of select children’s literature.
Wednesday, August 3
Grades 6-12
1:30-2:20pm
Instructors: Compass Creative Dramatics actors
Location: Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre

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