NOTE: While it is our intention to cast the “double” characters (for example Hunk/Scarecrow) as one actor; depending on casting, we reserve the right to separate these parts depending on student goals for the class.
Dorothy Gale (F) – a young girl (age 14 – 18, preferably older). Must be a strong actor/singer who can play our very naive and innocent heroine.
Toto (M/F) – Dorothy’s best friend in the whole world – an adorable dog.
Aunt Em (Glinda) (F) – Dorothy’s aunt. Must be able to play gentle, good and loving. This character becomes Glinda, the good witch of the North.
Uncle Henry (Emerald City Guard) (M) – Dorothy’s uncle. Need a strong actor who can play this sentimental pushover. This character becomes the Emerald City Guard.
Hunk (Scarecrow) (M/F)- a farmhand who doesn’t have a brain. This character becomes the Scarecrow in Oz.
Hickory (Tin Woodsman) (M/F) – a farmhand who doesn’t have a heart.
Zeke (Lion) (M/F) – a farmhand that doesn’t have courage. This character becomes the Lion in Oz.
Miss Almira Gultch (Elphaba) (F) – a busybody spinster. She is the queen of mean and loves monkeys. This character becomes The Wicked Witch of the West (Elphaba).
Professor Chester Marvel (Wizrd of Oz) (M) – a con artist and fraud. He doesn’t know how to fly balloons. This character beomes the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Rowboat Man #1 and #2
Munchkins (M/F) – The little people who welcome Dorothy to the land of Oz. From the Munchkins, we will cast:
Munchkin #1, 2, 3: Munchkins with lines
Mayor: the most VIP munchkin in Munchkinland
Coroner: 2nd to the mayor. Pronounces the wicked with of the East is dead!
Barrister: the law of Munchkinland
City Father #1 and #2: Have lines. They are older than dirt
Three Crows (M/F) – They make fun of the scarecrows because they can! Typically, these are boys. However, we will cast 3 actors that can work well together.
Apple Tree #1, #2, #3 (M/F) – They throw apples! Typically, these are girls. However, we will cast 3 actors that can work well together.
Poppies & Snowflakes (M/F) – The poppies make Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and Toto fall asleep while the snowflakes wake them up.
Emerald City Chorus(M/F) – These are the people who live in Emerald City. From these, we will cast the following:
Beauticians: Make our heroine look her best
Polishers: Shines the Tin Mans suit
Manicurist: Helps the Lion trim his claws
Emerald City Chorus
Nikko (M/F) – the leader of the Winged Monkeys
Flying Monkeys (M/F)