Wizard of Oz Character Breakdown and Audition Information

  • Character Breakdown (Audition Scenes and Songs Below)

  • Dorothy Gale: A sweet, innocent young lady with a streak of boldness, outspoken and headstrong, who dearly loves her family, friends and dog, Toto; Lives on farm in Kansas with her Aunt Em & Uncle Henry, but dreams of escaping to a far-off place where she will not get into trouble; Strong vocalist and dancer required.

  • Aunt Em Gale: A typical, hard-working farmer’s wife who is firm & no-nonsense but also warm and caring; Sings reprise of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” as a duet with Dorothy

  • Uncle Henry Gale: Farmer whose wife, Em, runs things; Adoring uncle to Dorothy; Nonsinging role

  • Hunk (Scarecrow): Clumsy farmhand on the family’s Kansas farm; Both characters talk about being smart and having a brain

  • Hickory (Tin Man): Kind, sweet and nurturing farmhand; Tin man has no heart but is very caring

  • Zeke (Lion): Farmhand who lacks courage; Acts tough, but fearful self comes out in any scary situation

  • Miss Gulch (Wicked Witch of the West): Well-off, cold-hearted Gale neighbor who hates Toto; Nonsinging role

  • Professor Marvel (Wizard): Traveling salesman who lives by telling fortunes; A bit of a conman but with a good heart; Non-singing role

  • Glinda: Good Witch of the North who is the mother figure for Munchkins and Dorothy whom she guides through Oz; Delicate and graceful

  • Munchkins: Little people who live in Munchkinland where Dorothy’s house lands after the cyclone; Enthusiastic and celebrate joyfully; All sizes eligible; Includes Teachers (2), , Barrister, City Fathers (2) with lines; Mayor and Coroner with lines and vocal solos; Also Tots (3) and Tough Guys (3) who sing

  • Yellow Brick Roadsiders: Represent the background during scenes with Dorothy meets Scarecrow, Tin Man & Lion, including Apple Trees, Wild Trees & Crows

  • Jitterbugs: Forest creatures who serve the Wicket Witch to dance the shoes off of Dorothy’s feet! Fast-paced swing number

  • Optimistic Voices: Late 1930’s-style female vocal trio (or more) who sing short chorus to welcome Dorothy and group to Emerald City

  • Doorman & Guard: Comical characters in Emerald City; Doorman starts out tough but melts into a softy; Guard also changes from harsh to sympathetic

  • Ozians: Citizens of Emerald City with group song and dance; Costumes include Stylists, Tin Restorers, AND Straw Stuffers

  • Winged Monkeys: The Wicked Witch’s menacing animal army

  • Nikko: Leader of the Winged Monkeys

  • Winkie Guards: The Wicked Witch’s enslaved guards who are overjoyed at her death

  • Leader of Winkies: Head Guard

Audition Scenes

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