The Wizard of Oz - Character Breakdown

Dorothy Gale: A sweet, innocent young lady with a streak of boldness, outspoken and headstrong, who dearly loves her family, friends and dog, Toto; Lives on a farm in Kansas with her Aunt Em & Uncle Henry, but dreams of escaping to a far-off place where she will not get into trouble. (Strong vocalist and dancer required.) 

 

Aunt Em Gale: A typical, hard-working farmer’s wife who is firm & no-nonsense but also warm and caring. 

 

Uncle Henry Gale: Farmer whose wife, Em, runs things; Adoring uncle to Dorothy; Non-singing role 

 

Hunk (Scarecrow): Clumsy farmhand on the family’s Kansas farm; Both characters talk about being smart and having a brain. 

 

Hickory (Tin Man): Kind, sweet and nurturing farmhand; Tin man has no heart but is very caring. 

 

Zeke (Cowardly Lion): Farmhand who lacks courage; Acts tough, but fearful self comes out in any scary situation 

 

Miss Gulch (Wicked Witch of the West): Well-off, cold-hearted Gale neighbor who hates Toto 

 

Professor Marvel (Wizard of Oz): Traveling salesman who lives by telling fortunes; a con-man but with a good heart 

 

Glinda: Good Witch of the North who is the mother figure for Munchkins and Dorothy whom she guides through Oz; Delicate and graceful. 

 

OTHER CAST MEMBERS 

 

Cyclone: Dancers will help create the tornado effect through interpretive dance 

 

Cyclone Victims: Lady (in rocking chair), Cow (2 people), Men (2 in row boat), etc. 

 

Munchkins: Little people who live in Munchkinland where Dorothy’s house lands after the cyclone; Enthusiastic and celebrate joyfully; Includes Teachers (2), Barrister, City Fathers (2) with lines; Mayor and Coroner with lines and vocal solos; Also Tots (3) and Tough Guys (3) who sing and dance

 

Yellow Brick Roadsiders: Represent the background during scenes with Dorothy meets Scarecrow, Tin Man & Lion, including: Apple Trees (3 of which sing) & Crows (3 sing) 

 

Jitterbugs: Forest creatures who serve the Wicked Witch. Fast paced swing/jazz dance number 

 

Doorman & Guard: Comical characters in Emerald City 

 

Ozians: Citizens of Emerald City with group song and dance 

 

Flying Monkeys: The Wicked Witch’s menacing flying army preferably with tumbling skills

 

Nikko: Leader of the Flying Monkeys with a few lines 

 

Winkie Guards: The Wicked Witch’s enslaved guards who are overjoyed at her death 

 

Leader of Winkies: Head Guard with a few lines 

 

Poppies: Dancers representing spell of the Wicked Witch

 

Snowflakes: Dancers representing spell of Glinda