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Newsies Audition

Newsies Date:  June 27, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM Dance Audition
Those auditioning for non-dance roles should aren’t needed until 7:30 PM.

Location:  Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa St., Folsom, CA 95630

Callbacks to take place Monday the 28th and Tuesday the 29th at 7:00 PM.

Auditions are open for teens and older.

Please bring a headshot and resume if you have them.  Prepare a song and bring sheet music or a backing track.  Dress to move and bring dance shoes and tap shoes if you have them.  Please be prepared to list any conflicts you have for rehearsals.

Timeline:
Rehearals are June 30 – August 5 from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.
Shows run August 6th – 29th, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 4:00 PM.

Synopsis:
It’s time to carry the banner on your stage with Disney’s Newsies! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right!

Roles:
The role of Jack is precast.

Crutchie:  A dedicated newsie with a bum leg that’s painful, but helps sell more papes. Though he walks with the assistance of a crutch, Crutchie doesn’t let it define him; when in a jam, Jack Kelly’s best friend relies on a goofy-sweet sense of humor and optimistic resilience. Crutchie is the heart of the resistance. Though his movement will suggest his bum leg, Crutchie should still be included in the dance numbers.

Davey:  Les’s straight-laced, bright big brother starts selling newspapers to help his family earn a living, but becomes swept up in the fervor of the strike. A leader in his own right who is learning to use his voice to uplift others, Davey is the brains of the resistance.

Les:  Davey’s cheeky younger brother, is inspired by the freedom of the newsies and loves their independent lifestyle. A precocious and natural newsie, Les is an intuitive salesboy and a pint-sized charmer. He should present as younger than the other newsies.

Newsies:  Including Albert, Buttons, Elmer, Finch, Henry, Ike, Jo Jo, Mike, Mush, Race, Romeo, Specs, Splasher, and Tommy Boy, are some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.

Scabs:  Three newsies who are hesitant to join the strike.

Spot Conlon:  The proud leader of the Brooklyn newsies, boasts an intimidating reputation and a short singing solo in “Brooklyn’s Here.”

Katherine Plumber:  An ambitious young reporter, works hard to make a name for herself as a legitimate journalist in a time when women aren’t taken seriously. Quick, funny, and resourceful, she boldly captures the voice of a new generation rising in her coverage of the newsies’ strike. While she generally has no time for cocky, streetwise young men, she makes an exception for Jack Kelly. Though she only has a brief dance solo in “King of New York,” Katherine should have a great contemporary pop voice with a high belt – diction is key.

Darcy:  The upper-class kid of a publisher who sides with the newsies. Can double as a newsie.

Bill:  The son of William Randolph Hearst who joins the newsies’ cause. Can double as a newsie.

Wiesel:  Or “Weasel,” runs the distribution window for the World and knows most of the newsies by name. Assisted by the intimidating Delancey brothers, who keep order by any means necessary, Wiesel is Pulitzer’s disgruntled paper-pusher.

Oscar and Morris Delancey:  Tough brothers who work at the distribution window for the World, take the side of the publishers in the strike and are known to use their fists to make a point.

Goons:  Assist the DeLanceys in roughing up the newsies at the end of Act One.

Joseph Pulitzer:  A pompous businessman through and through, owns the World and is concerned solely with the bottom line. Katherine’s no-nonsense father, Pulitzer doesn’t sympathize with the strikers, but he does eventually – and grudgingly – respect Jack.

Seitz:  Editor, advises Pulitzer, but ultimately admires the kids’ newspaper.

Bunsen:  Pulitzer’s bookkeeper, comes up with the ideas to raise the newsies’ price per paper.

Hannah:  Pulitzer’s practical and insightful secretary.

Nunzio:  Pulitzer’s barber

Guard:  The Guard removes the newsies from Pulitzer’s building.

Snyder:  The crooked and sinister warden of The Refuge, a filthy and horrible orphanage, is concerned only with catching enough kids to keep his government checks coming.

Medda Larkin:  Inspired by vaudeville performer Aida Overton Walker, this big-voiced saloon singer and star of the Bowery offers her theater as a safe haven for the newsies. An astute entertainer with great comic delivery, she’s a good friend to Jack and stands firmly behind the newsies in their fight for justice.

The Bowery Beauties:  Female performers at Medda’s Theater.

Stage Manager:  Introduces Medda’s act.

Nuns:  The three nuns offer breakfast to the hungry newsies. Feel free to cast additional nuns.

Photographer:  Takes the triumphant photo of the newsies at the end of “Seize the Day.”

Mr. Jacobi:  Allows the newsies to congregate in his restaurant to plan their strike – when he doesn’t have any paying customers, that is.

Policemen:  Assist Snyder and turn against the newsies in the fight that concludes Act One.

Mayor:  The Mayor of New York City rebuffs Pulitzer’s attempts to shut down the newsies’ strike.

Governor Teddy Roosevelt:  A well-respected lifelong public servant, inspires Jack to stand up to Pulitzer.

Legally Blonde The Musical

November 12th – 28th
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sunday at 4:00 PM

 

Book by Heather Hach
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe & Nell Benjamin

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors, and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!

Call (916) 353-1001 for more information and to learn about our COVID-19 policy.

 

Matilda Jr.

July 31- August 22

Book by Dennis Kelly
Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin

Rebellion is nigh in Matilda JR., a gleefully witty ode to the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the “revolting children” who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson.

Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence… and special powers! She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly lovable Miss Honey. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Matilda JR. is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

 

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The Aristocats Kids

Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Al Rinker, Floyd Huddleston

Music Adapted and Arranged and Additional Music and Lyrics by Bryan Louiselle

Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Michael Bernard

 

Based on the beloved Disney animated film, and featuring a jazzy, upbeat score, Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twists and turns. In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. Laughs and adventure ensue as the greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper. Now it’s up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O’Malley, and his band of swingin’ jazz cats to save the day!

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Rent: High School Edition

Book by Jonathan Larson
Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent School Edition is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.

Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Rent School Edition follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.

This show is rated PG-13.

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Holiday in the Hills

December 4th – 23rd
Thursdays at 7:00 PM
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sundays at 4:00 PM
Additional Performances on December 21st & 22nd at 7:00 PM

Holliday in the Hills, Jr.: December 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 at 1pm.

 

 

By Mike Jimena & Connie Mockenhaupt

The story takes place in the late 1880’s right here on Sutter Street where the residents of the town and surrounding areas have gotten together to celebrate the Holidays. A lot of research went into the people and places that were here in the late 1800’s, give or take a year or two, and everyone you see was an actual resident or visitor to Folsom at that time of year. Come see a show guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit. One of the most enjoyable shows of the year with dynamic characters and fun, current music!

Appropriate for all ages!

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Freaky Friday

Book by Bridget Carpenter

Music and Lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey

 

When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one anothers’ struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter.

 

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Into the Woods

September 11th – October 3rd

Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sundays at 4:00 PM

 

Book by James Lapin
Music and Lyrics by Stephan Sondheim

 

“Be careful what you wish for” seems to be the ongoing theme in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Brothers Grimm-inspired musical, Into the Woods. The story follows The Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to go to the King’s Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give some milk. When the Baker and his wife are visited by the neighborhood witch, who reveals to them that she placed a curse on their family, the two set off on a journey into the woods to reverse the curse. Also in the woods, we meet Little Red, who is trying to visit her grandmother, the Wolf who loves tasty little girls, the Witch’s daughter Rapunzel, and the Princes chasing after their loves. By the end of Act I, everyone has gotten their wish and will seemingly live happily ever after. But in Act II, when Jack’s beanstalk brings them a visit from an angry Giant, we see how the consequences of their actions haunt them in disastrous ways. The community must come together to save each other and their kingdom, but sacrifices must be made.

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“Total enchantment. A spellbinding score, witty enough to make old stories fresh for adults, lovely enough to enchant youngsters.”

– Daily News

“Bewitching… dazzling… triumphant.”

– New York Post

“Non-stop pure pleasure. A ravishing explosion of color and melody and magic and laughter.”

– TIME Magazine

 

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Measure for Measure

A Comedy by William Shakespeare

Directed by Conrad Cecil

The Duke leaves in his position a blackmailer, who picks on a young lady who was going to become a nun, to get her playboy brother off the death penalty. Meanwhile, the townspeople are still trying to do business in these times of regime change… What will happen next?!

 

Performances:

June 11th – June 20th

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm

Sundays at 4:00pm

Call 916-353-1001 to reserve your tickets today!

The Carsino Show Under The Stars

One Weekend Only!

March 26th – 28th

Directed by Mike Jimena

The Carsino Show has returned – in the style of the Johnny Carson show as if it were done by the Mafia! Live music plus tributes to Liberace, Carol Burnett, Frank Sinatra, Rodney Dangerfield, Dean Martin,  Abbot & Costello, and more with your host, Johnny Carsino.

Performances will be held outdoors under the stars on the patio of The Gaslight Co. at 718 Sutter Street with socially-distanced nightclub cabaret seating. Masks are required and temperatures will be taken upon arrival. A full bar will be available.

There will be three performances:

Friday March 26th & Saturday March 27th at 8:00pm

Sunday, March 28th at 4:00pm

 

Seating is limited so make your reservations early. Tickets are $20 each.

 Call 916-353-1001 to reserve your seats today!

COVID-19 Updates

Latest Update

November 18, 2020

 

Sutter Street Theatre has undertaken big changes to adjust to our world’s changing needs.  Take a look at what we’re doing!

  • Our new OptiClean Negative Air Machine and Air Scrubber with HEPA filter removes particles as small as 0.3 microns and puts clean air into the room.
  • We’ve reduced audience capacity to 25%.
  • Workshops and classes have been reduced to a handful of people or moved outside entirely.
  • There is now a second bathroom in our Annex to allow for easier social distancing.
  • Holiday in the Hills is getting a COVID-19 makeover! Learn more here.

It’s no secret that the arts are struggling but here at Sutter Street Theatre, we keep finding a way!

If you have any questions about how you can help or about our COVID-19 changes, please call (916) 353-1001.

Covid-19 Statement

August 19, 2020

 

Dear Friends,

Thank you for all your support over the past 14 years and for being a part of the Sutter Street Theatre family. We are looking forward to the next 20 years!

We are in the process of adjusting the schedule to accommodate postponed performances, classes, and rehearsals.

If you have purchased any tickets for any shows, you may take advantage of the following options:

1) Postpone your tickets to a later performance of these shows.

2) Receive credit for a comparably priced ticket that will be good for any show.

3) Donate the price of your ticket to Sutter Street Theatre to help us during this difficult time.  We will give you a donation letter for tax purposes upon request.

If you would like to donate to help us through the COVID-19 crisis it would be greatly appreciated. Any amount would be a great help. Just call our office at (916) 353-1001.

*Please note that all donations go directly to the running of the theater.

We thank you for your understanding and patience as we deal with this worldwide crisis.

Please call us at 916-353-1001 if you need help or information.

Sincerely,

Mike Jimena – Managing Director

Connie Mockenhaupt – Artistic Director

The Board of Sutter Street Theatre

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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.

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Be More Chill

Be More Chill

October 16- November  7

Book by Joe Tracz

Music and Lyrics by Joe Iconis

Due to mature language and sexual references, Be More Chill is rated PG-13

Based on the novel by Ned Vizzini, Be More Chill is the story of Jeremy Heere, your average, nothing-special teenager trying to survive life in his suburban New Jersey high school. That is, until the day he finds out about “The Squip,” a pill-sized supercomputer that promises to bring him everything he desires most. Thus begins a journey that pits Jeremy’s desire to be popular against his struggle to remain true to his authentic self. When things with the SQUIP take an unexpected, darker turn, is Jeremy willing to lose his best friend, his crush, his classmates, and the whole world, all in an effort to be more chill?

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A Wrinkle in Time

September 11- October 3

By John Glore

Adapted from the novel by Madeleine L’Engle

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.

Kids (under 12) can attend Wrinkle in Time free if accompanied by an adult who has paid full admission.

 

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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)

Audition Notice: Godspell 2012

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Book by John-Michael Tebelak

Directed by Karl Johnson

When:  Sunday, January 12th at 7:00 pm

Callbacks (By Invitation): Wednesday, January 15 at 7:00 PM

Where:  Sutter Street Theatre – Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom, CA 95630 

REHEARSALS:  Sunday – Thursday from 7 – 10 pm beginning January 19th. Additional Saturday rehearsals TBD by need and availability. Tech week rehearsals will be February 23-27 from 6 – 10 pm

PERFORMANCE DATES: February 28th – March 29th Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 4 pm.  You MUST be available for all performance dates.

WHAT TO BRING: 

  • Headshot
  • Resume
  • Prepared 16-32 bar cut of a modern musical theatre song. Bring a cut accompaniment track on CD or mobile device.

SYNOPSIS: 

Godspell opened off-Broadway on May 17, 1971, and has played in various touring companies and revivals since, including the 2011-2012 Broadway revival, the version of the show we will be producing. The musical is based on the Gospels in the Christian Bible, primarily the book of Matthew. It tells the story of Jesus mostly through parables interspersed with modern music and lyrics primarily taken from traditional hymns. The first act is driven by Jesus’ parables and songs from multiple cast members, as the eclectic group following Jesus begins to form a cohesive community of love, based around Jesus’ teachings. Act two follows the story of Jesus’ betrayal and crucifixion, ending with his followers going out into the world to continue his’ message of love and justice.

Note: 

In the script, other than the characters of Jesus and John the Baptist/Judas, the characters are called by the first names of the original cast members.
While the original cast was broken down into 5 male and 5 female actors, the production will be open to casting differently than those gendered roles. The descriptions below provide an idea of the differences between the personalities and arcs of each character, much of each character’s personality is developed by the actor and director and are based around the song each character sings.

All roles available, open to any age, ethnicity, or gender

Character Breakdown:

Anna Maria (Alto): A bit of a tomboy, but basically open and sweet. Perhaps the youngest of the group. She is the first of the group to commit to following Jesus in the song “Day by Day.”

Celisse (Mezzo-Soprano): The female equivalent of the class clown. Goofy and a cut-up. In the 2012 Broadway revival, she played several instruments, including conga, ukulele and guitar. She sings “Learn Your Lessons Well.”

George (Tenor): The comedian, the class clown. The guy who can do a hundred voices and imitations. He sings “Light of the World.”

Jesus (Tenor): Must be the most charismatic individual in the cast. High energy, charming, funny, gentle but with strength. He is the sort of person others instinctively follow.

John the Baptist/Judas (Baritone): He has attributes of both Biblical figures: He is both Jesus’ lieutenant and most ardent disciple and the doubter who begins to question and rebel. Like Jesus, he is also charismatic, but in more of an overt revolutionary way. Usually played by someone handsome and masculine, with an undertone of sexuality. He is the most “serious” and intellectual of the group, though as with all the actors, he must still possess a good sense of physical comedy. He sings “Prepare Ye,” “All For the Best,” and “On the Willows.”

Lindsay (Soprano): The confident one, the show-off. The first one to volunteer, sometimes she jumps in before she really understands what’s going on. She sings “Bless the Lord.”

Morgan (Alto): Sassy and slightly cynical, the most urban of the group. Also the “sexy” one, but her sexiness contains a large element of put-on, in the manner of Mae West or Madonna. She sings “Turn Back, O Man.”

Nick (Tenor): Very high energy. Impish and playful. In the original, he played several musical instruments, including concertina, recorder and guitar. He sings “We Beseech Thee.”Telly (Tenor): Not the brightest in the bunch, he is a little slow on the uptake. But there is a great sweetness and innocence about him. Because he sings “All Good Gifts” he must be a very good singer.

Uzo (Alto): The shy one. Sometimes a little slow to get things, but when she does, she commits all the way. Has an “earth mother” kind of warmth to her. She sings “By My Side.”

Ensemble roles may be added at director’s discretion.

Good Things, a living room musical

January 11th at 7:oo pm

January 12th at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Music, lyrics and story by Emma Harlow

Directed by Payton Gobielle

Edited by Jesse Winton and Payton Gobielle

 

This original musical is the story of a group of young adults who must learn how to navigate mental illness and tragedy by reminding each other where to find the “Good Things” in life. This show aims to begin a discussion about the real obstacles we face every day. There are strong themes of drug abuse and suicide.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, in 2017, an estimated 3.2 million adolescents aged 12 to 17 in the United States had at least one major depressive episode. This number represented 13.3% of the U.S. population aged 12 to 17. The prevalence of major depressive episodes was higher among adolescent females (20.0%) compared to males (6.8%). While suicide isn’t always linked to depression, most times, mental health is a major factor. Currently, suicide is the second leading cause of death for children, adolescents, and young adults age 5-to-24-year-olds

Cast:

Cris – Morgan Mena

Alissa – Kelly Ann Dunn

Jack – Jason Johnson

Derek – Nate Challis

 

Tickets are $12 general seating.  For reservations go to http://goodthings.bpt.me.  No phone reservations.

Audition Notice: Charlotte’s Web

By Joseph Robinette

Directed by Allen Schmeltz

When:  Sunday, December 29th at 7:00 pm

Where:  Sutter Street Theatre – Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom, CA 95630 

REHEARSALS:  Monday – Thursday from 7 – 9:30 pm beginning December 30th. It is possible some weekend rehearsals will be added if needed.  This is a short rehearsal period so we will be working hard and fast.

PERFORMANCE DATES: January 25th – February 16th Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 pm.  You MUST be available for all performance dates.

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring a headshot and resume if you have them and any potential rehearsal and show conflicts. This is a non-musical.

SYNOPSIS: 

The Children’s Literature Association named this “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years,” and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling and utterly practical theatrical presentation. The costumes and unit set may be simple or as colorful and elaborate as you wish; it’s the story and relationships that make the show. All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the “miracle” of her web in which she writes, “Some pig.” It’s the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte. This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship that will give your actors a great opportunity and your audience an evening of enchantment.

 

Auditions will be cold readings from the script.  You can purchase scripts in advance from Dramatic Publishing Company.  Be sure you get the full length, non-musical script.

SEEKING:

  • Charlotte – Female: Teen to young adult
  • Wilber – Male or Female: 10 years old to early teen, small in stature is a plus
  • Fern Arable – Female: Tween or early teen
  • Martha Arable – Female: Young to mid adult
  • John Arable – Male: Young to mid adult
  • Avery Arable – Male: Teen
  • Edith Zuckerman – Female: Young to mid adult
  • Homer Zuckerman – Male: Young to mid adult
  • Lurvey – Male: Older teen to adult
  • Goose, Spectator, Fair Judge, Fairgoer – Female: Teen to adult
  • Gander, Spectator, Fair Judge, Fairgoer – Male: Teen to adult
  • The Old Sheep, Lamb (Puppet), Fair Judge, Fairgoer – Male or Female: Teen to adult
  • Templeton the Rat – Male: Older teen to adult
  • First Narrator – Male or Female: Teen to adult
  • Second Narrator – Male or Female: Teen to adult
  • Third Narrator – Male or Female: Teen to adult

NOTE:  Narrator may be combined into one person.

  • Reporter, Uncle Pig – Male: Larger teen or adult

NOTE:  Preteens may be considered for some of the animal roles.