Coming June 21-25, 28-July 2, 2017

The Wizard of Oz is a musical commissioned by the St. Louis Municipal Opera (The Muny) based on the novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz and using the film’s songs by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. The book of the musical is by Frank Gabrielson, who would later write an adaptation of The Marvelous Land of Oz for Shirley Temple (1960).

Debuting as Director is Dan Brown who performed in many MSYT productions. Musical Director is Philip Paluszak who has a magnificent music background is coming to MSYT as a guest artist. And rounding out our crew, Jodi Layman who has a long association with MSYT will choreograph this show.

A teenage girl, Dorothy, lives on a farm in dreary Kansas with her Uncle Henry and Aunt Em dreaming of faraway places (“Over the Rainbow”). One day the farmhouse, with Dorothy inside, is swept off by a tornado to Munchkin land in the Land of Oz. The falling house kills the cruel ruler of the Munchkins, the Wicked Witch of the East. The Munchkins and the Sorceress of the North greet Dorothy (“Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead” and “Munchkinland”). The Sorceress tells Dorothy that she will have to go to the Emerald City to ask the great Wizard of Oz to help her return home. We follow Dorothy down the yellow brick road to the Emerald City.

The show runs June 21 – 24 and June 28-July 1 at 7:00 pm, June 25 and July 2 at 2:00 pm at the Hilton Head Preparatory School Main Street Theatre, 3000 Main Street, Hilton Head Island. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students. June 22 is THRIFY THURSDAY, Adults $15 and Students $10. Group Rates available by calling the Box Office. There is a $1 ticket fee charged per ticket for a credit card transaction.

Main Street Youth Theatre is a nonprofit (501) c 3 celebrating 20 years of putting young actors in the spotlight. For more information about us go to


June 21-25, 28-July 2, 2017

Opening June 21, 2017 • Directed by Dan Brown

Pre-Audition Workshops

  • Wednesday May 3rd, 4:30 to 6:00 and 6:30 to 8:00
  • Thursday May 4th , 4:30 to 6:00 pm
  • Palmetto Hall Golf Club Ballroom on Hilton Head Island

These pre-audition workshops will give young actors the opportunity to give mock vocal and dance auditions Cold reads will also be practiced if time permits.  Actors will receive feedback from the production team to help them improve their audition. Feedback will range from proper audition techniques, to very specific vocal  feedback depending on the level of the actor. Pre-audition workshops are a great way for any actor who is considering auditions to get a first run out of the way, so that nerves affect them less during the audition itself. These workshops are also the perfect way for young actors to learn about the audition process and familiarize themselves with other actors that they will be working with.

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Auditions will take place at the Palmetto Hall Golf Clubroom on Hilton Head Island.

Palmetto Hall Golf Club

Please note to get to the Palmetto Hall Golf Club you will turn off towards the Club before getting to the gate entrance into Palmetto Hall.

108 Fort Howell Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Map to Palmetto Hall Golf Club

Audition Times

  • Friday May 5 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For auditions, please have prepared 16 bars (approximately 30 seconds) of music. Music does not need to be memorized but it helps. Music will be performed without accompaniment, but does not have to be from a Broadway show. We want to see actors show off their voices in whatever way that they find suitable. Music auditions will be followed by a small group dance auditions. Actors will be taught 16 bars of a dance and asked to perform it in groups of 5-10. We do not expect perfection on these dances but we do expect energy and effort.

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Callbacks will take place at the Palmetto Hall Golf Clubroom on Hilton Head Island.

Callback Times

  • Monday, May 8th, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Any actor given a callback will be emailed a piece from the show to prepare. Actors will also be given sides from the script for cold reads in groups. Any actor at a callback is being considered for a lead role and expected to perform their song and cold reads in front of their peers. If you do not receive a callback, do not assume that you will not be cast. We are only calling back for a few roles.


The cast will be announced shortly following the callbacks. It will be posted  on Facebook and on the website.

Performers are welcome to come audition for The Music Man, which opens March 15, 2017 and runs March 15-19 and March 22-26, 2017.

Auditions will be held at the Seahawk Cultural Center (SCC) , 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island on January 17 and 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Callbacks will take place on January 19th at 6:00 p.m. Registration will be held in the SCC lobby.

Casting will be announced late on the 19th. The first read through will take place on Friday, January 20th. and a mandatory parent meeting for any cast under 18 yrs of age will be on Sunday, January 22nd. Time and location to be announced. Cast must be available for all rehearsals and shows.

Auditions and rehearsals are closed. A code of conduct will be presented at the parent meeting for all cast, crew and volunteers including parents.

Parts are available for several children ages 10 to 13, six teen boys, six teen girls, seven women and 14 men in addition to the ensemble. All applicants will be auditioned in groups of five to seven. Please have a comedic monologue prepared and be ready to sing 16 bars from any show. Following the singing and the monologue, all applicants will be taught a brief dance audition.

Bring a complete theatrical resume to attach with your audition form or ready to list shows performed in on the audition form. For more information, send questions to or

Learn more about auditions for The Music Man.

A New Musical

  • Book by:  Joe DiPietro
  • Music Arrangements by: Stephen Oremus
  • Directed by:  Michelle McElroy
  • Musical Direction by:  Beth Corry

Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”

“You could feel the audience perking up for the jailhouse musical sequence… “ Ben Brantley, New York Times


  • June 22, 23, 25, 29,30 & July 1, 2 @ 7PM  & June 26 & July 3 @ 2PM

Get Tickets

Click here and you will be directed to MSYT’s secure online ticketing program. You may purchase tickets using your credit card. You can print your own tickets or pick them up at the Main Street Youth Theatre Box Office.

Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates make a wonderful gift and are available at the theatre Box Office in any denomination.

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