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Auditions: January 20 | 4-6 p.m.
Rehearsals: January 20-24 | 4-8:15 p.m.
Performances: January 25 | 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Part of the 2024-2025 Family Series


STARRING OVER 50 LOCAL STUDENTS! The story is as familiar as it is beloved. That nasty tornado carries Dorothy and her canine pal Toto from the friendly confines of her Kansas home to a fabled fantasy of mystery in the land of Oz. Our story begins with the Illusionists who set the scene for the tale you are about to witness. With the help of the Munchkins and Glinda herself, the young Miss Gale and her loyal pooch join forces with the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and, of course, the Cowardly Lion. Off they go down the Yellow Brick Road–side-stepping a Wicked Witch and her ferocious Kalidahs, Flowers that are far nicer-looking than they act, and the loyal Green Guard–on their perilous journey to find the Wizard and ask for his help. For they are sure his Wizness will grant their wishes and send Dorothy and Toto back to their home­–or will he? We’ll never tell. Come see for yourself.

AUDITION INFO: Monday, January 20, 2025 | 4-6 p.m.

Auditions open to all students K-12. No advance preparation is necessary. Ages 10 and older will also be considered for assistant director position for the production during auditions. Please arrive by 3:45 p.m. to allow for registration. The group-style audition will last 90-120 minutes, facilitated by the Missoula staff members and students must participate for the full duration. Parents/guardians are welcome to observe the audition.

Auditions will take place at: The Grand Oshkosh | 100 High Ave. Oshkosh, WI 54901

Casting will be announced immediately following the audition. Students should plan to stay for the entire audition session (4-6 p.m.). Many students who have been cast will also stay from 6:15-8:15 p.m. for start of rehearsal. There will be a 15-minute break in between. Auditionees should bring a bag lunch/snack, so they are able to begin rehearsing that afternoon if they are cast in the show.

Approximately 50-60 local children will be cast to appear in the show with the MCT Tour Actor/Directors. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that everyone who auditions will be cast in the play. There is no charge for participation in this MCT residency.

Rehearsal Schedule:

Most students will rehearse approximately 4 hours and 15 minutes each day, Monday through Friday at The Grand Oshkosh. Rehearsal times will be 4-6 p.m. and 6:15-8:15 p.m. with a 15-minute break in between (bring your own snack).

Students cast in the show must be available for all rehearsals, no exceptions. Those auditioning must have a clear schedule for the entire week and be able to attend all rehearsals for their role. There are no exceptions. Please be prepared to reschedule intramural activities, music or dance lessons, sporting activities, etc. during the week of the show, if the student is cast.

Rehearsals are not open to parents/guardians and teachers as it is fun for students to surprise them at the performance at the end of the week. Dropoff and pickup will be in The Grand Oshkosh lobby.

If you or your parents have questions about Missoula Children’s Theatre’s Oshkosh residency, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

THE WIZARD OF OZ will be presented on Saturday, January 25 at 3:00 & 7:00 p.m. at The Grand Oshkosh.

Tickets: $15 | 18 Suite Seats: $18
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 The Grand Oshkosh
100 High Ave
Oshkosh, WI  54901
(920) 424-2350
Box Office
(920) 424-2350
Open Monday-Friday | 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Open one hour prior to performances.
Administrative Office
222 Pearl Ave
Oshkosh, WI  54901
(920) 424-2355