Audition Notices

Audition Notices

 

Audition dates will appear here as soon as they are available.

Be More Chill

Be More ChillMusic and Lyrics by Joe Iconis

Book by Joe Tracz

Based on the novel by Ned Vizzini, Be More Chill is the story of Jeremy Heere, your average, nothing-special teenager at Middleborough High in nothing-special New Jersey. That is, until the day he finds out about “The Squip.” Thus begins a journey that pits Jeremy’s desire to be popular against his struggle to remain true to his authentic self.

 

Performances November 9th, 10th, 16th, & 17th at 7:00 PM

Call the Box Office at (916) 353-1001 for tickets.

Be More Chill

Be More Chill

 

Be More Chill is our next Teen Workshop! Our Audition Workshop will act as the auditions for this workshop production.  Go here to learn about the Audition and Be More Chill Workshops.

Performances: November 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th and 18th

Synopsis: Jeremy Heere is just your average dork trying to survive life in his suburban New Jersey high school. When he swallows a pill-sized supercomputer called “The Squip” that promises to bring him everything he desires most, he is transformed from complete geek to the coolest guy in class. But is being the most popular guy in school worth the risk?

Roles:

Jeremy Heere: Male, 14 – 18, Sweet, introspective, awkward, and very much uncool, he just hopes to keep his head down enough to survive high school and maybe get the girl of his dreams to notice him. Tenor.

Michael Mell: Male, 14 -18, Funny, laid-back, and very warm; although he’s uncool too, he’s comfortable in his own skin and happy to kick back, play video games with his best (and only) friend Jeremy, listen to Bob Marley, and wait for high school to be over.  Tenor.

Christine Canigula: Female, 14 -18, Sweet, sensitive, smart, and a little nerdy; she’s a theater kid and cares deeply about it; the kind of girl who knows she’ll thrive in college. Mezzo-Soprano, Alto.

Jeremy’s Dad/Mr. Reyes/Scary Stockboy: Male, (to play 40-49) These could be split into one actor playing each role. Mr. Reyes can be Ms. Reyes

Jeremy’s Dad: Sweet, cheerful, and a little pathetic, his wife’s departure the year before has left him in denial and struggling to cope; terrified of everything, including stepping up as a father, he pretends everything is just fine. 

Mr. Reyes: the drama teacher at the high school, whose dreams of an artistic production are crushed under the demands of school bureaucracy; emotional and prone to hiding his many disappointments under a constant hunger for Hot Pockets, he needs only the slightest encouragement to take the stage himself; Baritone.

Jake Dillinger: Male, 14 -18, the ultimate high school cool guy; handsome, popular, a star athlete from a rich family, he has everything going for him and he knows it; Alpha status is effortless to him and he might contain hidden depths, but it’s hard to see them when he gets whatever he wants all the time; Tenor/Baritone

Rich: Male, 14 – 18, the terror of the uncool kids, and will go out of his way to make their lives difficult; despite his meanness and almost certain criminal future, he has a secret that reveals a surprisingly sensitive side and a chance at possible redemption;  Tenor

Chloe: Female, 14 – 18, the coolest girl in school; confident, crass, manipulative, and downright mean at times, she’s the undisputed queen of the social scene, and rules over her minions with unquestioned power; Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano

Brooke: Female, 14 – 18, the second coolest girl in school; sweet and a little insecure, she’s Chloe’s sidekick and always happy to defer to her, although she’s not nearly as driven or dominating; Mezzo-Soprano/Alto

Jenna Rolan: Female, 18-25, not one of the cool kids (although she desperately wants to be), she’s the school gossip who always has the dirt and is more than happy to tell anyone and everyone about it; Soprano/Mezzo-Soprano

 The Squip: 14-18, the physical manifestation of a supercomputer which implants in Jeremy’s brain and teaches him how to be cool. The Squip appears as the coolest guy around – confident, self-assured, and literally all-knowing, with a hint of Keanu Reeves (the coolest guy Jeremy can think of) and an occasional tendency to be snide. However, since he is a supercomputer with his own agenda, he occasionally reveals a more mechanical, much darker side. Tenor.

A Wrinkle in Time

by  Jerry Montoya

One of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back – braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she’s joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O’Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love CAN overcome evil and 2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract.

 

Audition Notice: A Tailor for Ladies

by George Feydeau

Translated and freely adapted by Peter Meech

Directed by Conrad Cecil

When:

Auditions: Sunday, February 16 at 7:00pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, February 19 at 7:00pm

Where: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom

REHEARSALS:  March 2 – April 2 weekday evenings 7-10pm

PERFORMANCE DATES: April 3 – April 26 Fridays & Saturdays 8:00pm and Sundays 4:00pm..  You MUST be available for all performance dates.

What to bring: Please bring a headshot and resume if you have them. Prepare a brief (1-2 minute) comic monologue. You will be asked to read from the script.

Synopsis

Paris, 1880, the height of the Belle Epoque. Sleeping in separate bedrooms since their arranged marriage, Dr. Moulineau and his wife Yvonne hardly know each other. When she accuses him of having an affair, Moulineau enlists the help of a friend whose bizarre behavior only adds to his wife’s suspicions. Things get worse for the doctor with the arrival of a crazed mother-in-law, an enraged army officer and his wayward wife, and figures from Moulineau’s checkered past… Fortunately, love conquers all, and it does so hilariously in this classic French farce.

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Dr. Moulineau, a Parisian doctor.
Male, 40’s, any ethnicity.
After a checkered youth, Henri Moulineau has become a respectable doctor with a beautiful wife and a comfortable Parisian life. Unfortunately, he has been living a life of enforced celibacy for the past six months and he is now desperate for female diversion…

Yvonne Moulineau, the doctor’s wife
Female, late 20’s, any ethnicity.
Yvonne Moulineau is a generous spirit and the only child of a wealthy and domineering mother, whom she both obeys and seeks to be free from. Yvonne’s natural tendency to see the best in others is overshadowed by the suspicions her mother has cast in her mind. These two opposing traits are stretched to breaking point by her recent marriage to the charming Doctor Henri Moulineau…

Etienne, servant to the Moulineau household
Male, 30s, any ethnicity
Etienne is the mercurial servant to Henri Moulineau. A sensitive, albeit gossipy creature, a survivor of life’s ups and downs, Etienne takes advantage, like his master, of situations as they come up. He prides himself on being the guarantee of domestic harmony: but his strategies don’t always pan out as he imagines they will…

Madame Aigreville, Yvonne’s mother
Female, 50s, any ethnicity
Yvonne’s formidable mother. A five-star divorcée, Madame Aigreville could rival King Henry VIII of England for ex-spouses. Obsessed about social appearances, and a kind of sentimental tyrant, Madame Aigreville’s main concern is making sure her daughter’s recent marriage appears respectable, and that the husband is behaving. She is a forceful, merciless woman who will stop at nothing to have her way…

Suzanne Aubin, the doctor’s patient
Female, 20’s, any ethnicity
The elegant Suzanne Aubin is a bright, adventurous woman whose marriage to Captain Anatole Aubin has faded into a routine of social events, without any real interest. She has started courting her doctor, Henri Moulineau, in the hopes of bringing some spark back into her life.

Captain Aubin, Suzanne’s husband
Male, 40’s, any ethnicity
An officer and a veteran of the Franco-Prussian war, the unpredictable and provocative Anatole Aubin is married to Suzanne, whom he still adores, but with whom he has become bored romantically. The Captain readily brandishes his revolver to warn off anyone who might have eyes for “his” Suzanne.

Mr. Bassinet, a friend of Moulineau
Male, 40’s or 50’s, any ethnicity
An amiable and eccentric acquaintance of Dr. Moulineau, Samson Bassinet is full of anecdotes and stories that he is eager to share with anyone he meets, whether they like it or not. Bassinet inherited a Parisian property that he is trying to rent out. He is also trying to find his wife, who left him for a military man in the first days of their marriage not so long ago…

Rosa, “la demi-mondaine”
Female, 30’s or 40’s, any ethnicity.
A working can-Can dancer, Rosa was recently courting a count, who’s family name she borrowed for a while. She may once have been married, no one quite knows. Yet Rosa seems to know a thing or two about other people that they don’t know about themselves…

Mademoiselle Pomponnette, a client of the tailor…
Female, any age, any ethnicity. A client of the tailor for ladies.

 

About the Director

Conrad Cecil, Director
In November 2019 Conrad directed Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors for Sutter Street Theatre’s Off-Broadway Series, following an open-air staging of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Conrad has performed on stage in English and in French, in London, Paris and Hollywood, and on screen alongside Sophie Marceau, Liam Cunningham, Clémence Poésy, Moritz Bliebtreu and Johan Leysen. Conrad has a Master’s degree in Directing from RADA and King’s College, London, and is a graduate of East 15 Acting School, London.

Audition Notice: The Berenstain Bears On Stage

Book and Lyrics by  Stan and Jan Berenstain

Music by Elliot Lawrence and Jamie Broza

Directed by Laura Luke

When: Sunday, January 26 at 7:00pm

Where: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom

REHEARSALS:  Are typically Monday – Thursday 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

PERFORMANCE DATES: March 7th – March 29th Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm.  You MUST be available for all performance dates.

What to bring: A headshot and resume if you have them plus be prepared to sing a short piece with backing tracks on a CD or your phone. There will be no accompanist.

Synopsis

The “world’s foremost expert on the Berenstain Bears”; guitar-strumming Cowboy Joe, is the show’s stage director—introducing and commenting on the play’s five episodes which are based on five classic Berenstain Bears books: The Berenstain Bears’; New Baby, The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room, The Berenstain Bears and the Double Dare, The Berenstain Bears Tell the Truth, and The Berenstain Bears Get Stage Fright.

 

Actors Needed:

Papa bear: Adult Male 25-45

Mama bear: Adult Female 25-35

Brother Bear: Youth male Play age of 8-10 (actor can be older)

Sister Bear: Youth female Play age of 5-8 (actress should be 8 or older)

Cowboy Joe: Adult Male Any age (great if you can play guitar)

Too Tall: Youth Male to play age 10 or older (tall older teen)

Vinnie: Youth or teen to play age 10-15 (Male or Female)

Skuzz: Youth or teen to play age 10-15 (Male or Female)

Farmer Ben: Adult Male any age

Officer Marguerite: Adult Male any age (can be played by Cowboy Joe)

Cousin Fred: Youth Male 10-15 (can be played by the same actor as Vinnie or Skuzz)

Teacher Jane: Older Youth female (can be played by the same actor as Vinnie or Skuzz)