The magic of OZ is coming to BEDFORD…

Published on 20 June 2018

RARE Productions are excited to announce that the next show gracing the Bedford Corn Exchange stage will be, the timeless childhood classic, Wizard of Oz!

Open auditions will be taking place on Monday 2nd July 2018 from 5 – 7pm at Bedford Corn Exchange and Sunday 8th July 2018 from 2 – 5pm at Castle Newnham School in preparation for show week, which will be running from 29th November – 1st December 2018.

Tickets for the show will be available for purchase from Bedford Corn Exchange website and box office.

After a tornado whisks away a young Kansas farm girl, Dorothy, to the magical land of OZ, she starts her quest to find the mighty Wizard of Oz who has the power to send her home. Along the way she meets a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman and a Cowardly Lion who help her on her journey. Including many of the songs from the famous MGM musical.

The auditions taking place on Monday 2nd July 2018 and Sunday 8th July 2018 will run for about 20-30 minutes. Young people are auditioned in groups of 10-12, and will be taught an excerpt from a song from the show, a short dance routine and will be asked to read a short piece of dialogue.

There is no need to prepare anything. Just be sure to wear comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for dancing - we cannot allow anyone to audition in socks or bare feet. It's all very relaxed and informal so we will look forward to seeing lots of you there to audition for this exciting production.

There is no need to book an audition - just turn up in the time slot appropriate to your age.

These are as follows;

Monday 2nd July 2018

5pm – 6.30pm (8 - 12 year olds)
6.30pm – 7pm (13 – 21 year olds)

Sunday 8th July 2018

2pm – 3.30pm (8-12 years old)

3.30pm – 5pm (13-21 years old)


RARE, the UK’s largest youth musical theatre company, produce full shows on real stages and offers the ideal opportunity to work in the widest variety of professional theatres with over 12 years experience and more than 200 productions performed.

Participation in a RARE production offers the thrill of performing in front of a live theatre audience as well as the chance to improve and develop ability in acting, singing and dancing. Therefore leading to a wider social circle and the opportunity to work effectively as part of a team, whilst developing a sense of personal responsibility.

Our cast build confidence personally and socially through the experience of performing in addition to improving their stamina and coordination during warm-ups and dance routines.

For more information on our auditions and shows or pictures of previous performances please visit our website or contact our office on 01767 681049 or

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