The world’s favourite musical The Wizard of Oz is returning for an Australian tour later this year, starring Anthony Warlow as The Wizard and Professor Marvel, Lucy Durack as Glinda the Good Witch and Jemma Rix as The Wicked Witch of the West. But who will wear the ruby slippers of Dorothy?
Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones are looking for a new young star to take on the role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, with auditions later this month. Applications for auditions are now open and close on 11 June – see details at the website wizardofozthemusical.com/auditions
Dorothy Gale is the heroine of the story, whose travels through Oz bring her friendship and adventure. She is brave, smart, compassionate, selfless and encouraging to others. Aspiring Dorothys needs to be 18 to 30 years old, no less than 160cm and pass for 16 years of age. Dog lovers are encouraged!
The London Palladium production of The Wizard of Oz will have its Australian Premiere in Brisbane at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC from 4 November 2017 before travelling to the Capitol Theatre, Sydney from 30 December.
Developed from the ever-popular MGM screenplay, the London Palladium production of The Wizard of Oz contains the beloved Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
The new production of The Wizard of Oz had its world premiere at The London Palladium Theatre in March 2011. After a successful West End run, the production had its North American premiere in Toronto in December 2012, and then embarked on a US tour from September 2013.
“Brilliant…A ten-star production if ever there was one!” – The Sunday Telegraph
“Enchanting, exciting and electrifying!! The Wizard of Oz is 5-star family fun!” – ETalk CTV
“Over the rainbow and over the top fun! 5 stars!” – Breakfast Television Toronto
Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts’ desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for the whole family.
The Queensland Government is proud to support The Wizard of Oz Premiere through Tourism and Events Queensland as part of the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar. Queensland, just the place to experience Australia’s best live events.
Venue: Lyric Theatre, QPAC
Season: From 4 November
Performance Times: Tues 6.30pm, Wed-Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Tue-Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 1pm & 6pm*
Prices: From $79.90**
Bookings: qpac.com.au or 136 246, Groups 12+ call 07 3840 7466
Venue: Capitol Theatre, Campbell Street, Haymarket
Season: From 30 December
Performance Times: Tues-Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Tues & Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 1pm*
Prices: From $79.90**
Bookings: ticketmaster.com.au or 1300 795 267, Groups 12+ call 1300 889 278
* Performance times vary weekly
** Transaction fees apply