Audition Notices

Audition Notices

In order to audition for shows at Sutter Street Theatre you must have completed your Covid vaccinations and bring your proof of vaccination card to the audition.  Booster shots are encouraged but not required but the initial series must be completed.

Sarah, Plain, and Tall Auditions

Audition Notice – “Sarah, Plain and Tall”

Adapted by Joseph Robinette
Directed by Allen Schmeltz


Audition is on Sunday, March 20 at 4:00pm
Location: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom

Show run: May 2 – May 29 on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00pm.
Rehearsals: Begin April 4 and are usually Mondays through Thursdays in the evenings.

There are four songs in the show, but it is not a musical.  The songs are simple period pieces and will be sung a cappella.  If the person cast as Sarah can play a guitar, she may accompany some of the songs.


The audition will be cold readings from the script. Please bring a headshot and resume if you have them.


To audition or be cast you must show proof of Covid vaccination.


Set in the early 1900’s, this play brings to life the charming, heartwarming story of a Kansas farmer, Jacob Witting, a widower with two children, Anna and Caleb, who places an ad in the newspapers seeking a wife.  He receives a letter from a Sarah Wheaton of Maine who says she will visit the family for a month to see how things work out: “I will come by train.  I will wear a yellow bonnet.  I am plain and tall.”  Narrated by Anna, the story unfolds in a fascinating flashback on that often exciting, sometimes tumultuous month when Sarah and the Wittings came to know each other and learned a few things about themselves as well.  The joys and challenges of everyday life are richly depicted in this classic which the New York Times called “an exquisite, sometimes painfully touching tale.”

Cast Requirements:

JACOB WITTING (a Kansas farmer) look 30 – 40’s

ANNA WITTING (Jacob’s young daughter) a young actor who can play approximately a 10-year-old

CALEB WITTING (Jacob’s young son) an actor who can play approximately a 9-year-old

MATTHEW NORDSTROM (a neighboring farmer) adult any age

MAGGIE NORDSTROM (Matthew’s wife) adult any age

ROSE NORDSTROM (Matthew & Maggie’s daughter) actor who can play approximately 10-12

VIOLET NORDSTROM (Matthew & Maggie’s other daughter) actor who can play approximately 10-12

WILLIAM WHEATON (a Maine Fisherman) look 30 – 40’s

MEG WHEATON (William’s wife) look 30 – 40’s

SARAH WHEATON (William’s sister) look 30 – 40’s

ADULT ANNA (Anna Witting in her 20’s)

ONE MALE OR FEMALE ACTOR late teen through adult to play seven characters: a paperboy, a postman, a coachman, a stationmaster, a farmer, a salesman, and a neighbor of the Wittings.

For further information or questions email the director, Allen Schmeltz at

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Auditions

Audition Notice – The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

By Joseph Robinette
Directed by Mike Jimena

Auditions: Sunday, February 13 at 7:00pm
Location: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom

Show run: April 2 – April 24 on Saturdays & Sundays at 1:00pm.
Rehearsals: Begin Feb. 28 and are usually on Mondays through Thursdays in the evenings.


Please bring a headshot and resume if you have them.

To audition or be in the show you must bring proof of a Covid vaccination.


This is a non-musical.


Synopsis: This dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.

Cast Requirements:

Lucy Pevensie – about 9 yrs old or slightly older
Edmund Pevensie – about 10 yrs old or slightly older
Susan Pevensie – older sister
Peter Pevensie – older brother

The rest of the cast will consist of children to adults.

Aslan – the Great Lion of Narnia (a larger body type is desirable)
White Witch – the evil Queen of Narnia (female)
Mr. & Mrs. Beaver – “Cockney” Beavers (male and female)

Unicorn – Has a horn in the middle of it’s forehead (male or female)

Centaur – Half man, half horse (male or female)
Dwarf – the White Witch’s Slave (male or female)
Fenris Ulf – a wolf, head of the White Witch’s Secret Service, very evil (male or female)
Tumnus – a fawn (female)
Father Christmas – a bringer of gifts (male)

Elf – Father Christmas Helper (male or female)
White Stag – an elusive omen of good fortune if you catch him (male or female)

Aslan’s Followers – various forest animals

Witch’s Army – evil villains

Wood Nymphs – Stage Helpers

Come back later for audition details.