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Theatre and Performing Arts — Auditions

NEW! Northbrook Theatre Jr. Company (NTJC)
Thank you for auditioning for The Wizard of Oz! Many talented performers joined us, and we are excited for the first production of the Northbrook Theatre Jr. Company with our young actors. Please read the following information before viewing the cast list:

Mandatory Parent Meeting
All children who have been cast will attend a meeting with their parents on Sunday, August 30 from 1-1:30pm at the Leisure Center. Parents will register their children for the program at this time, and cast members will read through the script and music from 1:30-3:30pm.

Rehearsals begin on Wednesday, September 9 and continue through performance dates; attendance is mandatory.

Cast Weekday Rehearsals Sunday Rehearsals Performances
Wednesday Wednesdays 4–5:30pm Sundays 1–3pm Saturday, November 14 4 & 7pm
Thursday Thursdays 4–5:30pm Sundays 1–3pm Sunday, November 15 12:30 & 4pm

During Tech Week (the week before each show), the schedule will be adjusted, and children will rehearse more. You will receive a full calendar at the Parent Meeting with dates of the tech rehearsal.

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Casting is based on ability, availability and attitude. The participation fee is $235 for Northbrook Park District residents and $295 for non-residents. The fee includes professional instruction, a cast photo, DVD and cast party lunch on the performance date. After the auditions, we carefully chose the roles that best showcase the talent of those cast in the production. It takes many roles to create an exciting and entertaining theatrical production, and we look forward to working with all of the children cast in The Wizard of Oz.

Parent/Performer Conferences
The production team will be available to discuss individual auditions after the Parent Meeting. We have set aside time to meet individually with parents who wish to receive feedback. If you would like to set up an appointment, contact the Performing Arts Supervisor, Drew Kambach, at 847·897·6155 or

Congratulations to everyone in the cast!

  Wednesday Cast Thursday Cast
Dorothy Claire Osborn Brecken Carsello
Aunt Em/Ensemble Lyla Nortman Hannah Dalinka
Uncle Henry/Coroner/Ensemble Griffin Kelly Jonah Gonzalez
Hickory/Tin Man Alivia Fisher Lily Bassin
Hunk/Lion Alison Schwenk Josh Zingerman
Zeke/Scarecrow Tali Hans Eliana Pritikin
Miss Gulch/Witch/Ensemble Evelyn Klinghofer Ellie Rassin
Professor Marvel/Wizard Jamie Factor Paul Wallace
Glinda/Ensemble Maya Karlov Sofia Slamon
Munchkin #1/Appletree #1/Ensemble Jada Glazebrook Darcy Brudnell
Munchkin #2/Appletree #2/Ensemble Ilana Geister Mackenzie Schmidt
Munchin #3/Appletree #3/Ensemble Torie Coyle Lyla Hinchey
Mayor/Guard/Ensemble Orly Zuckerman Annalise Pappas
Barrister/Nikko/Ensemble Talia Zuckerman Emerson Kurcz
City Father #1/Guard Leader #1/Ensemble Ali Carlin Katelyn Brudnell
City Father #2 /Guard Leader #2/Ensemble Grace Bush Allie Stamper
Tots/Winkie Guard/Ensemble Genay Belotserkovskiy Brooke Cohen
Tots/Winkie Guard/Ensemble Maxine Manchik Kathryn Leverenz
Lollipop Kid/Winkie Guard/Ensemble Keely Friedman Gabriella D'Agaro
Lollipop Kid/Winkie Guard/Ensemble Kirstin Kelly Ana Quilico


Northbrook Theatre Children's Company (NTCC)
NTCC creates quality theatre productions with students in grades 6–10. They perform age-appropriate musicals, suitable for family viewing. In December, the Children’s Company will present Footloose.

Auditions: Tuesday–Thursday, September 8–10 from 5–7pm

Auditions are on a first-come, first-served basis. Students will be seen in groups of 10 in the order in which they arrive; there is no cost to audition. Students should bring 16 bars of a musical theatre song, prepared and in the proper key; sheet music for the song that is hole-punched and in a binder for the accompanist; and any rehearsal and performance date conflicts.


Cast Rehearsals Performances
Wednesday Wednesdays 4–6pm Sundays 1–3:30pm Sunday, December 6 12:30 & 4pm
Thursday Thursdays 4–6pm Sundays 4–6:30pm Saturday, December 12 12:30 & 4pm
Friday Fridays 4–6pm Sundays 4–6:30pm Sunday, December 13 12:30 & 4pm

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