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Center Stage, the Three Rivers College community theater group, will hold auditions for its upcoming production of “The Wizard of Oz” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on November 12 and 14 at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center. Cast members will be notified by November 16.

Carlie Dillinger, director of last year’s Alice in Wonderland, will direct this classic musical. “We’re looking for a variety of actors to play a wide range of characters,” said Dillinger. “We encourage people with all levels of experience to come and audition.”

Anyone age 10 and older can audition. Anyone younger than 10 who is interested in performing will need to contact Dillinger before the auditions.

Auditions will consist of cold reads, group readings, and vocal performances. Those auditioning will need to bring an accompaniment track to sing with during the audition. A karaoke track found on YouTube, iTunes, etc. can be used. Equipment will be provided to play the music. 

“The Wizard of Oz” will be performed at 7 p.m. March 6, 7, 13, and 14, and 2 p.m. March 7, 8, 14, and 15. Cast members will need to be available for rehearsals leading up to the performances. Rehearsals will be held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights, and a couple of workshops will be also scheduled.

For any questions regarding “The Wizard of Oz” auditions, please contact Carlie Dillinger at

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