Young Performers Can Audition for bergenPAC’s The Wizard of Oz

(Englewood, New Jersey-March 27, 2024) bergenPAC’s Performing Arts School (PAS) is excited to announce auditions for The Wizard of Oz will be held in April. Performers ages 10-25 are welcome to audition. The production will be presented July 26-28.

The show will be directed by Diana Gonzalez-Morett, a multi-media creative producer with extensive experience working with young performers. She’s joined on the creative team by Music Director Pia Surace and Choreographer Aurie Ceylon.

bergenPAC started its summer musicals in 2011. Nearly 2,000 young performers have come through the program, with alumni going on to attend top college theater programs and land roles in film, TV, Broadway, and touring productions. Before Rachel Zegler starred as Maria in Steven Spielberg’s 2021 West Side Story remake, she took on the same role in bergenPAC’s 2017 production.

The musicals were originally directed by Alexander Diaz, bergenPAC’s Executive Director who previously served as the PAS Creative Director.

“It has been a wonderful experience to see the summer musical grow,” Diaz says. “I am encouraged by our new creative team to keep the production value high and provide an incredible summer for the students.”

Gonzalez-Morett teaches at the PAS and knows how respected the summer musical program has become.

“This is why I am excited to create a space for young emerging artists to harness their individual talents and fully immerse themselves in a pre-professional experience,” she said. “My favorite part will be the beautiful supportive community and the irreplaceable bonds that come from making theater together.”

Audition Dates

General Auditions

Saturday, April 13, 1-5 pm (5 pm Dance Call required for all auditioning)

Sunday, April 14, 12-5 pm (5 pm Dance Call required for all auditioning)

Virtual self-tape audition due by Sunday, April 14 at 5 pm

Callbacks by Invitation Only

Sunday, April 21, 12 pm

Rehearsals Period

June 24 – July 25


Friday, July 26: 8 pm

Saturday, July 27: 8 pm

Sunday, July 28: 2 pm

For more information, email and see how register here


30 North Van Brunt Street

Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 227-1030

About bergenPAC:

Founded in 2003, the 1,367-seat Bergen Performing Arts Center, or bergenPAC, is the area’s cultural mecca. Housed in a historic Art Deco-style theater boasting one of the finest acoustic halls in the United States, bergenPAC attracts a stellar roster of world-class entertainment. The jewel in our crown is The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC – the innovative, educational performing arts initiative that, through programs, classes, outreach, school shows, and main theater presented shows, reach more than 30,000 students and community youth annually. The Performing Arts School provides community youth, age 2 months to 21 years, with unique, “hands-on” training in music, dance and theater by industry professionals. It is through the ongoing generosity of sponsors, donors, members, and patrons that the not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation bergenPAC and The Performing Arts School are able to thrive and enrich our community.

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