Dorothy, Back in Oz Auditions – Applications Now Closed

Posted on: 10th April, 2024

This summer we are heading back to Oz and we are looking for performers ages 9-19 to be a part of our legendary summer show!

Applications for Work Experience 2024 are now CLOSED.



You must be at least aged 9 by the time rehearsals start (27 July). Application deadline is the 8th May. 


You must be available for ALL dates to take part in this production.



Auditions involve acting, singing and dancing so please wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring refreshments with you.

  • Sat 18 May –  Location TBC

If cast, you will then be required for the following: Sat 27 Jul –  Choreography Rehearsal/Young Company Meet-Up



Wk One: Mon 29 Jul – Sat 3 Aug

Wk Two: Mon 5 Aug – Sat 10 Aug

Wk Three (Technical Rehearsals): Mon 12 Aug – Thu 15 Aug

Young Chorus rehearsals will be 10am – 4pm each day for under 16s.


Performances: Fri 16 Aug – Sat 31 Aug

Depending on your character, you will either be required to perform at all performances (all 16) or in half of the performances, splitting duties with another young company member.



There is a cost of £250 to be a part of this production – we believe that finances should never be a barrier to engagement so if you require a bursary place you can state this in your application.


About the Show:

After a huge storm hits Stowmarket, Dorothy finds herself transported back to the magical land of Oz, with only her trusty talking chicken, Billina, for company. But all is not well. The yellow brick road has been smashed and the Emerald City lies in ruins. The Gnome King now sits on the throne and he happens to be wearing a rather fabulous pair of slippers. Dorothy will meet new friends along the way who help her to overcome the Gnome King and restore hope to the people of Oz.

Following the success of last year’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Mike Akers, we return to the Emerald City with Dorothy, Back in Oz, based on the second novel in L. Frank Baum’s Oz series, The Marvelous Land of Oz. So whether you have been to Oz a thousand times, or this is your first visit, an epic adventure awaits you.

Join us for this fun, high-energy, family-friendly musical complete with songs, dancing and an evil princess with interchangeable heads!


For full performance time and dates:


Dorothy, Back in Oz is supported by Bury St Edmunds Town Council and Arts Council England.

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