Auditions for Funny House and The Wiz

Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:00am
Rhynsburger Theatre
David Crespy, Joy Powell


Open to people of ALL races, ethnicities, genders, dialects, abilities and ages.
Open to everyone, you do not have to be a theatre major or MU student.

Funny House of a Negro / A Movie Star Has to Star in Black and White by Adrienne Kennedy, directed by Dr. David Crespy
Show dates are Sept 25 - 29.

The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by William F. Brown, lyrics by Charlie Smalls, directed by Dr. Joy Powell
Show dates are Oct 31 - Nov 10.

When: 10am, Saturday, August 24
Where: Rhynsburger Theatre, Fine Arts Building

Please sign up for a five-minute audition time slot in the Theatre office, 129 Fine Arts Building. Rehearsals will be planned so that it is possible to perform in both shows.


Funnyhouse/Movie Star Please prepare a one-minute monologue. Callbacks for FUNNYHOUSE/MOVIE STAR will take place starting at 2pm in Studio 4, in McKee Gymnasium, 672 Hitt St., on Saturday, August 24, after auditions for both shows, and will consist of readings from the plays. Actors are encouraged to read the plays in advance – the scripts can be reserved for reading purposes in the main theatre office, 129 Fine Arts.

The Wiz Please prepare 32 bars of a song from a musical in the style of the show. You may also sing from the show. Please bring clearly marked sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. The Wiz callbacks will be Sunday, August 25 beginning at 1pm. The dance audition will be taught on Saturday, August 24, at the end of the singing auditions. Callbacks will consist of the dance as well as singing and reading from the script. Please bring appropriate attire and shoes for the dance call.

Rehearsals for Funnyhouse/Movie Star will begin on Monday, August 26th.
Rehearsals for The Wiz  will begin on Monday, September 16th.

Rehearsals for both shows will be weekday EVENINGS from 6pm-10pm. There will be some weekend daytime and evening rehearsals closer to opening the shows.

Please bring your fall schedule to auditions and note any date conflicts.

Questions: Email the directors, Dr. David Crespy at crespyd@missouri.ed or Dr. Joy Powell at