And the Barrow is…”off to see the Wizard, the wonderful WIZARD OF OZ!” As events, performances and our community reopens from the pandemic, the Franklin-Civic Operetta Association is preparing for the return of Applefest and its annual musical offering.

Auditions for this special production will take place at the Barrow-Civic Theatre (1223 Liberty Street – Franklin, PA 16323) on Saturday – July 24th from 1-3 pm, Sunday – July 25th from 1-3 pm and Monday – July 26th from 6-8 pm.

Please prepare 32 bars of music if auditioning for a singing role. Anyone who will be auditioning for Dorothy, please be prepared to sing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

Munchkins should be between the ages 7-12 and accompanied by a parent or guardian. Auditioniers will also be taught a short dance routine to perform at auditions. The musical will be under the stage direction of Peter Greene, musical direction of Mary Beth Hutchison, choreography of Alyssa Schiffer and production managers Davin Cutchall, John Kluck and Laura Ordaz.

Performance dates are Sept 24, 25, 26, 30 and Oct 1, 2, 8, 9, and 10 (3 weekends).

Additional information and to download the audition packet or fill out online form follow this link to a folder (please note: read the packet before filling out the form).

AUDITION NOTICE: Together Again For The First Time

Auditions: Saturday June 12 & Sunday June 13 @ 2pm Performances: August 13, 14, 20, 21 @ 7:30pm and August 15 & 22 @ 2pm SHOW DESCRIPTION: Please join us in celebrating our grand return to live performances! This musical review will feature handpicked songs from popular Broadway shows and tours, like Wicked and Hamilton- shows we hope will one day grace the Barrow stage. There’ll be something for everyone with a few familiar classics mixed in.  Help us ring in the much-anticipated return of Broadway as we all get back “together again for the first time.” PRODUCTION TEAM: Stage Director Almitra Clerkin Music Director Steve Luxbacher Production Managers Davin Cutchall, Jenn Fox, Hannah McCarthy, Casey McVay


We prefer that you utilize the electronic audition form whenever possible.  Prepare 16 measures of the song of your choice to sing for auditions.  An accompanist will be provided for you.  Although we intend to use selections from newer Broadway shows to create this show, you are welcome to use an old classic for auditions as well.  We’re open to your good ideas.  Not all cast members will have solos.  Some will be cast in group numbers, duets, trios, etc. Please enter the theatre at the main Box Office doors. We ask that all individuals entering the theatre wear a face covering.