Wizard of Oz

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UPS for Downs Theatre company partners with the Constellation Project of E.D.G.E of Orion Theatre to bring to life “The Wizard of Oz”. Journey down the yellow brick road with us. New this year will be the addition of a junior ensemble to provide community theatre opportunities to our younger families.

This is theatre for ALL.  Invite friends, neighbors, classmates and cousins to join this amazing production!

Cost: $110 per actor, including peers, siblings, and actors with Down syndrome.  Costs are underwritten by UPS for DownS. Theatre peers will be reimbursed half of their tuition based on director recommendation. No reimbursement for Junior Ensemble peers .

Commitment:

Committing to the show is essential. This project should receive the same amount of commitment as a competitive athletic team, marching band, or other play. This means moving your lives around rehearsals. This means not planning social events over rehearsals. If you have a featured role than you must make every attempt to make every rehearsal. If you have a commitment that takes you out of the show once a week, this will affect casting, meaning you may only be in the ensemble. We understand that people have lives but this should be an important commitment. Please understand that we have less than 50 practices to create an entire world. Let us reiterate. If you have a lot of conflicts it does not mean you can't be in the show. It does mean that you can't have a lead. Before you register, look at your calendars carefully and note ALL conflicts so you know what you're getting into before committing.

Please note: the Junior Ensemble will only be rehearsing for the first hour of Tuesday nights (6:30-7:30 p.m). Once we begin Saturdays, the Junior Ensemble will be with us the entire rehearsal, and as we get closer to the show, they will be staying for the second hour of Tuesday nights. More specific dates to come.

 Ensemble

  • one social/personal miss (wedding, family vacation, birthday, sickness)
  • two commitment misses (other competitive team or other show)

 Supporting

  • One social/personal miss (wedding, family vacation, birthday, sickness)
  • One social commitment miss (other competitive team or other show)
  • Supporting roles include: Glenda, Doorman of Oz, and Featured Munchkin

 Featured

  • one social/personal miss (wedding, family vacation, birthday, sickness) OR one social commitment miss (other competitive team or other show)
  • THAT’S IT. YOU MAY ONLY MISS ONCE!
  • Featured roles include: Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Witch, and Oz

 Anything more may require the following steps:

  1. Stepping down from your featured part (role/ solo)
  2. Leaving the production 

Rehearsal Location:  ROOM: TBA @ Conant High School, 700 E. Cougar Trail, Hoffman Estates, IL 

Anticipated Rehearsal Schedule: 

Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:30 beginning September 12th
Saturday/Tuesday rehearsals begin October 14: Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:30 and Saturdays 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Performance location: Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts

Tech Week:  January 29, 30, 31 5-9:00 p.m.

Performance Dates: 

Thursday, February 1 @ 7:00 p.m.

Friday, February 2 @ 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 3 @ 6 p.m.

Sunday, February 4 @ 1 p.m.

We are looking into a second performance space within 1-2 weeks after show which will include 1 tech and 2 performances. More information to be announced in the future

Cast Party at Conant H.S. Atrium on Tuesday, February 6 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.