Children's Castle Theatre

  • CastleCo Theatre in partnership with Lakeville Area Community Education presents...

    Based on the timeless 1939 film, this full-length production includes all the characters and songs you've come to love. After a tornado blows her away from her home in Kansas and off to the magical Land of Oz, Dorthy Gale finds friendship in the unique characters of a Scarecrow (without a brain), A Tinman (without a heart), and a Lion (without Courage). Together, they set off towards the Emerald City, to ask the Wizard of Oz to help them - if the Wicked Witch doesn't capture Dorothy first, that is. This production will run approx. 3 hours in length, with a 15 minute intermission and is most enjoyed by audience members of all ages. Tickets will be available online starting in late May or early April at


    Actors Age 5 – Adult are required to audition on either May 10 or 11 and are NOT guaranteed a role. Actors MUST register in order to audition. There are a limited number of audition spots available for each night, so early registration is recommended. Once all audition spots are filled, additional spots on Thursday, May 12 will open up. No prior stage experience is required but all actors MUST be age 5 by their audition date. This is a large-scale musical production with roles for (approx.) 150 participants (most of which will be youth appearing in ensemble roles). Additional audition information including role breakdowns can be found at

    Auditions will be held May 10 and 11 at the Lakeville North High School Auditorium. All actors must attend ONE audition night.

    Register for your audition now!


    Rehearsals will be held weeknight evenings (and occasional Saturdays) starting May 30 through July 28 at Lakeville South High School Auditorium. Many actors will only rehearse 2-5 hours per week. Rehearsal schedules will be set after auditions. CCT will ask actors to fill out their availability on a calendar at, or prior to, their audition. Casting priority will be given to actors who have the most availability to rehearse. Actors who will be out of town from July 25 - August 7 should NOT audition without emailing ahead of time.


    Performances will be held July 29 - August 7. Actors will have the option to be considered for full-time or part-time roles. Part-time roles will only rehearse 1-2 days per week and will perform in half the show times listed below. (Performances for part-time roles follow an every-other schedule. Actors do NOT get to select which shows they will perform in.) Full-time actors will rehearse 1-6 days per week and will perform in all of the show times listed below.

    Friday, July 29 at 7pm

    Saturday, July 30 at 2pm and 7pm

    Sunday, July 31 at 4pm

    Wednesday, August 3 at 7pm

    Thursday, August 4 at 7pm

    Friday, August 5 at 7pm

    Saturday, August 6 at 2pm and 7pm

    Sunday, August 7 at 4pm

    Participation Fees

    Registration fee (paid after casting):

    Ages 5-17 = $175 ($350 family cap)

    Ages 18+ = $0 (adults are encouraged to help through concession donations, volunteering, etc.)

    *CCT wishes to make theatre accessible to everyone, including those with limited mobility, learning needs and those unable to pay the participation fee due to financial need. If you need accommodations in order to audition, please email Fee assistance will be available for those cast who are in need of financial assistance and can be applied for after production information is given out.


    Questions regarding the show and casting:
    Registration questions and Fee Assistance: