The City of Temecula invites middle and high school students (ages 13-18) interested in auditioning for an opportunity to perform and produce a musical to sign-up for this unique, free arts education opportunity! The City of Temecula is pleased to offer the fourth installment of Temecula Presents’ Student-Led Arts Education Internship Program allowing students to gain experience in the theater industry at no charge. This program provides local youth access to three months of mentorship from professional artists and expert advisors and encourages dynamic, innovative community building and learning through youth-focused arts and cultural projects.
This year, participants will present The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. Follow the yellow brick road to this delightful stage adaptation of the beloved tale featuring the iconic musical score from the MGM film. The timeless tale, in which young Dorothy Gale travels from Kansas somewhere over the rainbow to the magical Land of Oz, continues to thrill audiences worldwide.
City Council Member and Temecula Community Services District President Zak Schwank states, “Temecula is committed to investing in arts education programming to advance youth access, inclusion, and equity initiatives. This free program provides excellent opportunities for students interested in acting, directing, choreography, musical direction, and other backstage positions to gain direct, hands-on experience from working professionals. Participants will learn valuable theatrical skills and participate in collaborative production experience."
Students can register to audition for a role in the cast or interview for a production team position. Production Team Interviews are scheduled for WED, OCT 27, 2021, and Cast Auditions are scheduled for NOV 11, 12 & 13, 2021. Rehearsals will begin WED, DEC 1, 2021, at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater Rehearsal Room. At the end of this three-month program, The Wizard of Oz will have four performances at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater on FEB 25 & 26, 2022 @ 7:30 pm and FEB 26 & 27, 2022 @ 2:00 pm, through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of TAMS-Witmark; Musical recording provided by The MT Pit, L.L.C. Temecula's Student-Led Arts Education Internship Program continues to receive a generous amount of positive feedback from the community.
For more audition details, please visit TemeculaCA.gov/TCSD, or call Temecula’s Community Services Department at 951.694.6480. #ExperienceTemeculaTheater