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Little Red Riding Hood and the Magic Dragon

September 7 – September 29*

Book by David and Julie Payne

Lyrics by Julie Payne.

Music by Martha Yordy


“And Little Red Riding Hood lived happily ever after” is where Little Red Riding Hood and the Magic Dragon begins. But Little Red isn’t really happy! Through the song, Fairy Tale Lament, we learn that she has grown tired of her story. She dreads knowing that every time someone opens up her book she will be forced to relive the same old familiar tale. With the help of Toby, a lovable, comical magic dragon, Little Red sets off for new adventures. Along the way she meets, and sometimes becomes, other fairy tale characters like princes and witches and frogs. She manages to find excitement and sometimes danger. Ultimately Little Red’s magical journey brings her to the realization that anything is possible and that imagination is the true beginning of everything.


Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm

*September 21st will be at 10:3o am


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Wizard of Oz Jr.


July 20 – August 18


By L. Frank Baum
With Music and Lyrics
by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg


The most beloved tale of all time comes to life on the stage. Dorothy and her three friends trot delightfully and tunefully down that fabled road of yellow brick in The Wizard of Oz.

After a tornado whisks her away to the magical land of Oz, young Dorothy Gale teams up with a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman and a Cowardly Lion to find the mighty Wizard of Oz, who can send her home. Along the way, they must avoid the clutches of the Wicked Witch of the West, who is trying to steal the mysterious magic slippers that once belonged to her evil sister… but are now on Dorothy’s feet. Dorothy eventually learns just how magical friendship can be and how wonderful it can feel to go home again.


Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm


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A Year with Frog & Toad KIDS


June 22 – July 7


MUSIC BY Robert Reale
Adapted from the three-time-Tony-nominated Broadway hit comes A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS. Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books, the jazzy, upbeat score bubbles with melody. Part vaudeville, part make-believe, and all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.


This whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog, and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. Throughout the year, two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special.


Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm


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The Secret Garden


May 5 – May 26

by  Jerry Montoya

After Mary Lennox is orphaned, she becomes the ward of an uncle in England she has never met. As she adjusts to her new life at secluded Misselthwaite Manor, Mary discovers a secret garden. If she can uncover the mysterious circumstances behind the garden, she might be able to save her sickly young cousin and melt the heart of her emotionally distant uncle. A touching coming-of-age story, based on the classic novel.


Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm


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Heathers (High School Edition)


March 16 – April 14 and April 27 & 28*

by  Laurence O’Keefe, Kevin Murphy


Heathers The Musical (High School Edition) is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously handsome new kid J.D.

Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, Desperate Housewives) and Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde), Heathers The Musical (High School Edition) is a hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time.

Are you in, or are you out?

PG-13 (PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned: some material may be inappropriate for children under 13)


Candy Store Cast


Show dates March 16, 17, 30, 31, April *13, 28

VERONICA SAWYER………………………. Caelyn Anderson

HEATHER MCNAMARA………………………. Ronin Bartlett

MARTHA DUNNSTOCK……………………. Audrey Godlove

HEATHER CHANDLER……………………… Cassie Hamilton

HEATHER DUKE……………………………… Campbell Karres


* Isabella Escamilla will play Heather Duke on April 13


7/11 Cast


Show dates March 23, 24, April 6, 7, 14, 27

HEATHER CHANDLER……………………… Christine Corry

MARTHA DUNNSTOCK……………………… Dakota Draper

HEATHER DUKE…………………………….. Isabella Escamilla

HEATHER MCNAMARA………………….. Tiffany Morrissy

VERONICA SAWYER………………………. Maya Sakellariou


All Show Dates


STONER CHICK #2………………………………. Elena Audrain

NEW WAVE GIRL………………………………….. Danielle Bello

KURT KELLY………………………………… Trevor Carmichael

MRS. FLEMING……………………………………….. Abbie Chapin

RAM SWEENEY Evan Chapin (Mar. 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31)

RAM SWEENEY. Eddie Wonkas (Apr. 6, 7, 13, 14, 27, 28)


OFFICER……………………………………………………… Jay Evans

VERONICA’S MOM…….. Elizabeth Nern (3/17, 3/23/ 3/31,

4/6, 4,13, 4/14, 4/28)

                                      Stephanie Holzknecth (3/16, 3/24, 3/30,

4/7, 4/27)

BELEAGUERED GEEK…………………………. Hudson Kane

JD………………………………………………………… Shane Magennis

HIPSTER DORK…………………………………… Carson Meyers


STONER CHICK #1……………………………… Brianna Sweyd



Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm


*April 6th will be at 11:00 am and April 27th will be at 10:00 am


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Stuart Little


February 2 – February 24


Adapted by Joseph Robinette

Based on the book by E.B. White


This is the endearing classic about a mouse named Stuart Little who is born into an ordinary New York family. All the charm, wisdom and joy of the E.B. White original are captured in this adaptation by Joseph Robinette, who also dramatized the highly acclaimed stage version of Charlotte’s Web. The many adventures—both big and small—of Stuart Little are brought vividly to life in this story theatre presentation. The acting ensemble plays many human and animal roles in a series of delightful scenes that make up the marvelous maneuverings of a mild-mannered mouse trying to survive in a “real people’s world.”


Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm


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Audition Notice: The Magic Toyshop



Direct by Allen Schmeltz


When: Monday, November 5 at 7:00 pm

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


When the Master Toymaker sprinkles a touch of Magic Doll Dust on the wonderful dolls he has made, they come to life in a surprising way. They realize how unusual they are when they find they can walk, talk and breathe. The Master Toymaker realizes it too, and decides he does not want to sell them. They are too wonderful to be “mussed, crushed and handled” by loving children. The dolls, however, take the opposite view. Dolls are meant to be loved, and these dolls don’t want to miss anything. With the aid of an unusual customer who visits the toy shop, and additional aid from the audience, the dolls achieve their desire to be given to children at Christmas. A happy holiday musical which involves everyone.


The Magic Toyshop runs the following dates:

Dec. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 Jan. 5 & 6 at 1:00pm and

Dec. 18, 19, 20, 21, 27 & 28 at 4:00pm

Plus a school show on Dec. 7 at 10:30am


Rehearsals start November 12 with tech week the first week in December. Rehearsals are usually Monday through Thursday evenings although due to the short rehearsal period there may be some weekend rehearsals. Thanksgiving week will only have rehearsals on Monday & Tuesday.


Note: The publisher lists the show as a musical but the music is simple and minimal there will be no vocal audition.


What to bring: A headshot and resume if you have them.


The Characters

Toy Maker – Older looking teen or adult of any age

Old Woman – Older adult

Santa Clause – Older adult (Santa Clause look a plus)

The following dolls can be from 10 years through teen The captain and Louie are males and the rest females.

Captain a soldier doll

Corky a clown doll

Tina a ballerina doll (some dance experience is helpful)

Sunny a Raggedy Ann Doll

Gigi a French doll

Louie a French doll

Audition Notice: Evil Dead the Musical 2018

When: Sunday, August 26 at 7:00 pm*


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


Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script plus singing and learning a dance combination, so please dress to move (No skirts). Prepare 16-32 bars of a Rock Ballad or an upbeat song that best showcases your voice. Bring your song on either sheet music (an accompanist will be provided) or a cd.


Note:  Must be 18 or older to audition (If under 18 must have written parental permission)


SYNOPSIS:  “It’s an old tale. You’ve probably heard it a hundred times. Boy and his friends go on a week-long vacation in the woods. Three friends turn into Candarian demons. One friend is killed by a forest of evil trees. Two demons are killed by their boyfriends respectively, while one stays in the cellar trying to kill everything in sight. Like I said, pretty standard stuff.” – Ash   This hilarious live stage show takes all the elements of the cult classic horror films, Evil Dead 1, Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness then combines them to make one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time. And did we say… Blood?!


REHEARSALS: Starting September 4, Mondays through Thursdays at 7:00 pm


PERFORMANCE DATES: October 6th – November 3rd Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 7:00 pm PLUS special performances on Thursday the 18th, Tuesday the 30th and Wednesday the 31st at 7 pm.  You MUST be available for all performance dates.


WHAT TO BRING: Please bring a resume and headshot if you have them plus a list of any conflicts you have during the rehearsal dates.  Remember, no conflicts during performances. Wear clothes and shoes you can dance in.



  • Ash (Male – Tenor/Baritone): The hero and iconic character of the musical. This devoted S-Mart housewares employee evolves over the course of the show from a cowardly college student to a wisecracking deadite slayer with his detachable hand chainsaw and 12 gauge “boomstick.”
  • Linda (Female – Mezzo-Soprano): The girl next door. Linda is sweet, thoughtful, and completely devoted to Ash, until she turns evil and tries to kill him. She laughs an annoyingly inordinate amount of time after transforming.
  • Cheryl (Female – Mezzo-Soprano): Ash’s sister and the odd woman out in the group. Looking to spend a week relaxing, she is the recipient of Scotty’s jokes and torment. The only one to sense the evil surrounding the cabin, she is the first to be possessed, turning her into an aggressive, foul-mouthed demon that speaks in very bad puns. Spends the majority of the show locked in the cellar.
  • Scotty (Male – Tenor/Baritone): Good looking, cocky, a prankster and Ash’s best friend. Thinks himself the brave one until he’s forced to kill, then his panic leads him to flee. He returns to warn Ash about the woods and attempts to help his friend even as he is knocking on death’s door.
  • Shelly (Female – Mezzo-Soprano): Beautiful, easy, and not too smart. She is Scotty’s latest fling and looking to party. Just because she becomes an evil demon doesn’t mean she can’t look good doing it!
  • Annie (Female – Mezzo-Soprano): Quite the overbearing explorer who finds missing pages to the Necronomicon and wants to reunite with her father to continue their research. Very bossy and drawn to Ash. Must be comfortable in a tear away semi-revealing costume.
  • Ed (Male – Tenor/Baritone): Annie’s coworker, boyfriend, and doormat. He travels with her to the cabin to proceed with their research of the book of the dead. After turning evil, his confidence may lack but this “Bit Part Demon” is ready to sing!
  • Jake (Male – Tenor/Baritone): Stereotypical Southerner and reliable enough to help Annie and Ed find the path to the cabin, but too stupid and stubborn to listen to reason that will keep him alive.

Ensemble Cast:

  • Evil Trees: These are the true comedians of the show. A nasty group of trees out to get the campers and will stop at nothing, be prepared to be gross!
  • Moose (Male – Tenor/Baritone): A possessed, singing, Candarian Demon moose head! That enough makes it awesome, except once moose get going they never stop!
*If you are unable to make this date please email to set up an alternate time.


Sutter Street Theatre Elly Nominations

Sutter Street Theatre is proud and honored to receive 41 Elly nominations for excellence in theatre.  Following is a list of the nominees.

Sutter Street Theatre

Madeline’s Christmas – Best Overall Production

Humpty Dumpty is Missing or The Mysterious Case of the Fallen Egg – Best Overall Production

Les Misérables, School Edition – Best Overall Production

Dian Hoel

Madeline’s Christmas – Choreography

Eileen Beaver

Madeline’s Christmas – Costume Design

Les Misérables, School Edition– Costume Design

Alison Gilbreath

Choices – Direction

Moon Over Buffalo – Leading Female

Les Misérables, School Edition – Sound Design

Allen Schmeltz

Madeline’s Christmas – Direction

Humpty Dumpty is Missing or The Mysterious Case of the Fallen Egg – Direction

Madeline’s Christmas – Sound Design

Anne of Green Gables – Sound Design

Allen Schmeltz & Mike Jimena

Madeline’s Christmas – Lighting Design

Mike Jimena

Madeline’s Christmas – Set Design

Anne of Green Gables – Set Design

Les Misérables, School Edition – Lighting Design

Connie Mockenhaupt

Jack and the Beanstalk – Leading Female – Adult

Madeline’s Christmas – Musical Direction

Les Misérables, School Edition – Musical Direction

Karen Van Tassel

Anne of Green Gables – Leading Female – Adult

Lisa Matta

Humpty Dumpty is Missing or The Mysterious Case of the Fallen Egg – Leading Female – Adult

Christine Cory

Anne of Green Gables – Leading Female – Youth

Hannah Hurst

Madeline’s Christmas – Leading Female – Youth

Lexie Allison

Madeline’s Christmas – Leading Female Youth

Christopher Celestin

Choices – Leading Male – Adult

Jerold McFatter

Humpty Dumpty is Missing or The Mysterious Case of the Fallen Egg – Leading Male – Adult

Benjamin Matta

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – Leading Male – Youth

Joshua Matta

Jack and the Beanstalk – Leading Male – Youth

Humpty Dumpty is Missing or The Mysterious Case of the Fallen Egg – Supporting Male – Youth

Kory & Kale Coppin

Choices – Musical Direction

Jenny Connors

Choices – Supporting Female – Adult

Gavin Broussard

Choices – Supporting Male – Adult

Nate Challis

Choices – Supporting Male – Adult

Stephen Kauffman

Harvey – Leading Male

Tom Bost

Duck Hunter Shoots Angel – Supporting Male

Brianne Hidden

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – Leading Female

Michael Bowles

Evil Dead The Musical – Supporting Male

Jenny Connors & Sutter Street Theatre

Choices – Best Script

Luke Villanueva

Les Misérables, School Edition – Leading Male

Audrey Godlove

Les Misérables, School Edition – Supporting Female

Audition Notice: Sleepy Hollow

Where: The Annex, Studio A, 710 Figueroa St, Folsom

When: August 19th at 7:00 pm *

By Kathryn Shultz Miller

Adapted from the story by Washington Irving

Directed by Connie Mockenhaupt


Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.


 What to bring: Please bring a resume and headshot if you have them. Plus a list of any conflicts you have during the rehearsal dates.


SYNOPSIS: Here is the spooky classic story by Washington Irving, presented with all the thrills, chills and laughs that keep audiences on the edge of their seats. The storybook tale revolves around the main characters—the bumbling, awkward schoolteacher, Ichabod, the coquettish Katrina and Ichabod’s brutish rival, Brom Bones. As much fun as the play presents, it saves the best for last—the ride of the headless horseman. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is an exciting family entertainment.


ICHABOD CRANE: Lanky, pompous schoolmaster.
KATRINA: Coy, young charmer, the subject of Ichabod’s and Brom’s adoring affection.
BROM BONES: Ichabod’s roaring, roistering rival.
Several Storytellers (a minimum of 6): who never leave the stage and keep the play running as
well as playing all of the other characters, animals, ghosts etc. in the play.

Rehearsal dates: Starting on August 22nd Monday-Thursday at 7:00 pm, until tech.

Performance Dates: September 22nd – October 21st, Saturday’s and Sunday’s at 1 pm

*If you are unable to make this date please reach out to Connie Mockenhaupt ( to set up an alternate time.

Audition Notice: Little Women

Where: The Annex, Studio A, 710 Figueroa St, Folsom

When: August 4th at 6:00pm & August 11th at 10:00am*

Adaptation by Peter Clapham

Directed by Courtney Conklin and assistant directed by Jay Evans




Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. 

 What to bring: Please bring a resume and headshot if you have them.


SYNOPSIS: This production follows the timeless and enduring classic about the March sisters and the beginning of their journey into womanhood.  Audiences of all generations will enjoy acquainting — or reacquainting — themselves with the sisters:  Meg, the eldest; Jo, the high-spirited tomboy; Amy, the self-centered beauty; and gentle Beth, as well as their beloved Marmee and Father.  Together the March family learns to endure both good times and bad as they share the joys and pains of growing up. 



 Casting for 7 female and 4 male roles


MEG MARCH (female, 17-23s). Oldest March sister. Frustrated by family’s poverty,  very mature and reserved, tries to do what is right. A caring sibling. 


JO MARCH (female, 16-20s). Second-oldest March sister. Hot tempered, impassioned, driven, ambitious, but ultimately incredibly generous. A tom boy. 


BETH MARCH (female, 12-16). Second-youngest March sister. Pure goodness. Sweet and generous to a fault. Only one able to melt Mr. Laurence.


AMY MARCH (female, 8-12). Youngest March sister. Conceited and self-centered, very concerned about her image, but learns to become a gracious woman.


MARMEE MARCH (female, 40+)The mother of the four sisters. Her strength and spirit hold the family together even in the face of her husband being off at war and the family being poor.


MR. LAURENCE (male, 40+). Stern, commanding, intimidating—until Beth wins him over. Grandfather to Laurie.


LAURIE LAURENCE (male, 16-25s). Mr. Laurence’s grandson. Lonely. Vivacious. Desperate for friends. Becomes best friends with the sisters. 


HANNAH (Female, 30+) servant. She has been with the family since before the girls were born. She is considered more of family member then a servant. Her dry humor and abrupt manner do not conceal her warm and loyal affection for the family.


AUNT MARCH (Female 40+). Formidable, over-bearing matron. A lioness. Often scary. Quite well off, but rarely overtly generous. Believes absolutely in manners and proper society. Preferred mode of communication is to yell.


MR. JOHN BROOKE (male, 16-25). Strong, both outwardly and inwardly, but also a romantic. Laurie’s tutor. Kind and generous.


MR. MARCH ( male, 40+) Mr. March is away during the Civil War, leaving the ladies to worry about his well-being. When he is home, however, he’s a caring, considerate father.



Rehearsal dates: August 23, Sept 6th, & Sept 20th at 7:00pm. 

Then Mondays – Thursdays, Sept 24-Oct 25th at 7:00pm.


Performance Dates: Oct 28-Nov 25, Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00pm


*If you are unable to make this date please reach out to Courtney Conklin ( to set up an alternate time.

Audition Notice: The Boy Who Stole the Stars

Additional Audition Scheduled for

The Boy Who Stole the Stars

Where: The Annex, 710 Figueroa St, Folsom

When: Thursday, July 5, 6:00 pm




See below for audition details.






Where: Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter Street, Folsom

When: Sunday, July 1, 7:00 pm



Directed by Allen Schmeltz


What to bring: Please bring a resume and headshot if you have them.

Performance & Rehearsal Dates: The show runs August 11 through September 9 on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00pm.

Rehearsals will be Monday through Thursday evenings starting July 16 with the possibility of some weekend rehearsals if needed.

The audition will consist of cold readings from the script.  You may get the script from Dramatic Publishing, if you wish.



“It steals the audience and steals hearts,” wrote a critic when this warm and moving play opened at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. A young boy discovers his grandfather is dying. The old man’s behavior is different; he’s short-tempered and no longer tells his wonderful stories. The boy enlists the grandfather’s aid in helping him with a school project—counting the stars. Their togetherness seems to renew the old man’s interest and he begins telling stories, one of them about the dragon in the sky. The dragon, he explains, is there to guard the stars. An old legend says that should the stars be returned to earth; it would mean a new paradise with no unhappiness, no death. Hearing this, the boy goes off to slay the dragon and return the stars to earth, seeking a means of keeping his grandfather from dying. At play’s end, the youngster comes to understand how important he is to his grandfather. “I don’t need to live forever,” says the old man. “I need you. I need you to care about me.”


Nicholas: A young boy – Bright, inquisitive, genuine. Actor age early teens


Bessie: Nicholas Grandmother – In her 60s – warm, calm and loving.


Matthew: Nicholas Grandfather in his 60s or 70s. In the first half of the play his keen intelligence is belied by a befuddled or distracted effect. Toward the latter half of the play he becomes increasingly alert with animation and insight.


Genevieve: Tom boy, can be sharp tongued but is actually very thoughtful and sensitive. Age early teens.


2-3 actors of any age to manipulate a Chinese dragon.

Male or female to do voice over for voice of poet. This will be recorded.

Audition Notice: In the Heights

Where: The Annex, 710 Figueroa St, Folsom

When: Sunday, July 8th, 7:00pm for dance and vocal auditions


Sunday, July 15th, 7:00 pm for call backs and anyone who cannot attend the first audition


Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes


Direction by Mike Jimena

Musical Direction by Connie Mockenhaupt

Choreography by Jacob Gutierrez-Montoya


SYNOPSIS: In the hispanic community of Manhattan’s Washington Heights, bodega owner Usnavi is dating Vanessa, who works in a beauty salon. He dreams of opening a bar in his home country, the Dominican Republic. Nina loves Benny, a shy young man who has worked for Nina’s parents for years, but her father opposes their union because he wants Nina to finish her education at Stanford University. She doesn’t want her father to bankrupt himself paying for the expensive school, but her father is prepared to sell his car-service business.


WHAT TO BRING: A resume and headshot if you have them and 32 measures of a song showcasing your range and with the character in mind that you will be most interested in. Bring piano sheet music, a CD or a bluetooth device. No a cappella please! There will also be a dancing audition so dress appropriately.


USNAVI DE LA VEGA, owner of De La Vega Bodega
NINA ROSARIO, a freshman at Stanford University
KEVIN ROSARIO, Nina’s father, owner of Rosario’s Car Service
CAMILA ROSARIO, Nina’s mother, co-owner of Rosario’s
BENNY, employee of Rosarios
VANESSA, works at the salon
SONNY, Usnavi’s cousin
ABUELA CLAUDIA, raised Usnavi, though not his blood grandmother
DANIELA, owner of Daniela’s Salon
CARLA, works at the salon
GRAFFITI PETE, an artist
PIRAGÜERO (PIRAGUA GUY), scrapes piraguas from his block of ice
ENSEMBLE, 5 Women, 6 Men


PERFORMANCE DATES: September 1 – September 30, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00, Sundays at 4:00

REHEARSAL DATES: Rehearsals are July 16 – August 30 plus an additional dance rehearsal on July 21 from 1:30pm – 5:30pm. Most nights will be 7-10:30pm.  You will be notified if there are changes. We can work around a schedule that has conflicts, but you must be clear about those conflicts at the time of your audition. There can be no conflicts Tech Week, August 27-30.

Breaking Borders Audition

Where: The Annex, 710 Figueroa St, Folsom

When: Tuesday, May 29th at 11:00AM

We are holding open auditions for actors to join our Sutter Street Theatre school touring company, Breaking Borders. We are particularity looking for 15 – 25-year-old performers to play young children – but all welcome to come along to join our pool of performers. Actors must be available in the day to perform at schools. This is a volunteer position. A great opportunity for home-schoolers.


What to Bring: Please bring resume and head shot, prepare a song (CD or cell phone only accompaniment) and please be prepared to read sides and do improvisation.

Please come to the Studio A in the Annex 710 Figueroa Street Historic Folsom. (One block up from Sutter Street between Wool and Riley Streets. Please do not park in the Annex parking lot as that is for theatre staff only. However, there is plenty of parking on the streets.)

Thank you for your interest! We look forward to see you!

In the Heights


September 1 – September 30

No performance September 15th or 22nd

Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes

Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda


IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. IN THE HEIGHTS is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations.


Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 4:00 pm

 Sunday, September 9th at 1:00 pm. Thursday, September 20th and 27th at 7:00 pm


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Additional Humpty Dumpty Audition

Important Announcement:

An additional audition has been scheduled for

Humpty Dumpty is Missing!.


Where: Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St, Folsom

When: Sunday, April 8, 7:00PM


(Please see the original announcement below for more information.)



Audition Notice: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Where: The Annex, 710 Figueroa St, Folsom

When: Sunday, April 15th, 7:00 pm



Book by Rachel Sheinkin

Music and Lyrics by William Finn


SYNOPSIS: An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.


WHAT TO BRING: A resume and headshot if you have them and be prepared to sing a short song or excerpt from a song. Bring piano sheet music, a CD or a bluetooth device. No a cappella please! There will also be a dancing audition so dress appropriately.


CHARACTERS:  We are looking for older teens and adults.


CHIP TOLENTINO: An athletic, social, boy scout and champion of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, he returns to defend his title, but he finds puberty hitting at an inopportune moment.

LOGAINNE SCHWARTZANDGRUNENIERRE (Schwartzy): Logainne is the youngest and most politically aware speller, often making comments about current political figures. She is driven by internal and external pressure, but above all by a desire to win to make her two fathers proud. She is somewhat of a neat freak, speaks with a lisp, and will be back next year.

LEAF CONEYBEAR: The second runner-up in his district, Leaf gets into the competition on a lark and finds everything about the bee incredibly amusing. He is home-schooled and comes from a large family of former hippies. He has severe Attention Deficit Disorder and spells words correctly while in a trance.

WILLIAM BARFEE: A Putnam County Spelling Bee finalist last year, he was eliminated because of an allergic reaction to peanuts and is back for vindication. His famous “Magic Foot” method of spelling has boosted him to spelling glory, even though he only has one working nostril and a touchy, bullying personality. He develops a crush on Olive.

MARCY PARK: The ultimate over-achiever, Marcy has never been given another option. She comes from a family where excellence is expected and so simply produced. A parochial school student, she assumes God, too, expects perfection. She sees herself as a mass of problems but she keeps them to herself. Having moved often because of her parents’ work, she knows she can beat the local competition. Her many talents include piano, dance, martial arts, baton twirling, etc.

OLIVE OSTROVSKY: A young newcomer to competitive spelling. Her mother is in an ashram in India, and her father is working late, as usual, but he is trying to come sometime during the bee. Having found comfort in its words and vastness, Olive made friends with her dictionary at a very young age, helping her to make it to the competition. She starts enormously shy, and slowly blossoms.

RONA LISA PERETTI: The number-one realtor in Putnam County, a former Putnam County Spelling Bee Champion herself, and the returning moderator. She is a sweet woman who loves children, but she can be very stern when it comes to dealing with Vice Principal Panch and his feelings for her. Her interest in the competition is unflagging and drives it forward.

DOUGLAS PANCH: The Vice Principle. Frustrated with his life, he finds the drive of the young spellers alien to him. After five years’ absence from the Bee, Panch returns as judge. There was an “incident” at the Twentieth Annual Bee, but he claims to be in “a better place” now, thanks to a high-fiber diet and Jungian analysis. He is infatuated with Rona Lisa Peretti, but she does not return his affections.

MITCH MAHONEY: The Official Comfort Counselor. An ex-convict, Mitch is performing his community service with the Bee, and hands out juice boxes to losing students. He has no idea how to offer comfort, but does find himself wishing he could find a way to make the kids feel better.

CARL DAD: Schwarzy’s main trainer, the more intense and competitive of Schwarzy’s fathers.

DAN DAD: the more laid back and ineffectual of Schwarzy’s fathers.

JESUS CHRIST: Deity invoked by a speller in need.

LEAF’S MOM, DAD, and SIBLINGS: All more academically gifted than Leaf, they are even more surprised than he is by his success.

OLIVE’S DAD: A fantasy version of Olive’s dad coming to the bee from work.

OLIVE’S MOM: A fantasy version of Olive’s mom at her Ashram in India.




PERFORMANCE DATES: June 9 – July 15, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00, Sundays at 4:00

Rehearsal dates to be announced.




Audition Notice: Humpty Dumpty is Missing!

Where: Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St, Folsom

When: Sunday, March 25, 7:00PM

Who: Directed by Allen Schmeltz


Humpty Dumpty is Missing! or The Mysterious Case of the Fallen Egg

by Joseph Robinette

What to Bring: A resume and headshot if you have them.


Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.


Humpty-Dumpty Is Missing! is an affectionate spoof of the private-eye thrillers of the 1940s and ’50s and an exciting, fun filled way to introduce young audiences to this classic genre. Sammy Scoop is a private investigator in the tradition of his grandfather, Samuel Shovel and his father, Sam Spade. Sammy faces the biggest challenge of his illustrious career with the sudden fall and disappearance of the jolly Humpty-Dumpty who apparently had no enemies. But Sammy and his sidekick, Alice from Dallas, soon come up with a list of suspects who had motive and, perhaps, opportunity. Mistress Mary, Rip Van Winkle, Henny-Penny, Peter Rabbit and his sisters, Rapunzel and the Handsome Prince (who, because he is a painter, prefers to be called the Artist Formerly Known As the Handsome Prince) are among the many suspects called onto the carpet. A last-minute surprise appearance by two of fairy tales most celebrated characters, Mother Goose and Mother Hubbard, finally help Sammy and Alice nab the culprit (the least likely suspect, of course—we’d never break tradition in that important area).


The cast consists of a mix of all ages. Sammy, Alice and the Police Chief should be late teens or older. All others can be children to adults.


Sammy Scoop a private eye
Alice Sammy’s assistant
Police Chief a town official
Little Bo Peep a client of Sammy
Little Red Riding Hood a clinet of Sammy
King’s Horses – up to four
King’s Men – up to four
Wall – three or more
Mother Hubbard a townsperson
Mother Goose a townsperson
Mistress Mary
Rip Van Winkle
Handsome Prince
Little Billy Goat Gruff
Peter Rabbit

Audition Notice: Murder on the Nile

When: Sunday, February 18th at 7:00pm

Where: The Annex, 710 Figueroa St, Folsom

by Agatha Christie

Directed by Allen Schmeltz

It’s the 1940s. Kay Ridgeway is cruising on the River Nile on the paddle steamer Lotus.  Kay has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth, and a new husband, she embarks on a honeymoon voyage down the Nile. Fatal circumstances await when the idyllic surroundings are shattered by a shocking and brutal murder. Under scrutiny is a multitude of memorable passengers, all with a reason to kill. The tension and claustrophobia builds, as a shocking and audacious conspiracy is laid bare.


All characters have a reason to be the murder victim, as well as a motive to be the murderer.  Please note that the ages mentioned are suggested CHARACTER AGES and not necessarily the actual age of the actor. Most roles have an accent indicated but don’t let that stop you from auditioning. We may or may not use accents or they may just be indications of an accent.

Kay’s new husband; good looking, good tempered with a simple hearty manner, from humble beginnings, determined no to use Kay for her money. Those auditioning for Simon must be confident performers and be comfortable with a lot of dialogue as this is a major role. British accent.
An imposing clergyman, a self-described worldly order of the clergy who enjoys the good things in life’, Kay’s guardian whom she calls Uncle Ambrose; the sleuth and pivotal detective of the play. The performer must have great stage presence and be comfortable with a lot of dialogue as this is a major role. British accent.
WILLIAM SMITH (MALE) (AGE 30+) An irreverent man who has devoted himself to the causes of the “working man” yet with a sparkle in the eye. A bit dirty and careless about his dress. His voice and dry wit contradict his appearance. Large supporting role. British accent.
Medical doctor with a marked foreign accent from a small country in Europe; hates Kay’s father and blames him for the financial ruin of his country and his family. Large supporting role. German accent.

Steward of the paddle steamer Lotus; sly and humorous character with the opportunity to go beyond what appears on the page. Speaks with a strong accent and requires speaking some Arabic. Ideal role for non-Caucasian performers. Actors of different ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to audition for this role, although all auditionees will be considered. Supporting role.

The ship’s manager. Minor role. British accent.

A charismatic, rich and beautiful young socialite who leave all in her path breathless with admiration or disgust.Major role. British accent
Simon’s ex-fiancée and Kay’s best friend; raging with jealousy over Simon and Kay’s marriage. Emotional and mercurial, if somewhat fragile. Major role. British accent.
Unpleasant aging socialite; rude, snobbish and gruff. A believer in the upper and lower classes and that they should never meet. Large supporting role. Upper class. British accent.
Nice, sensible girl with a steady temper. The niece of Helen, grateful for the adventure on her aunt’s dime. Large supporting role. British accent.
Kay’s flirtatious and devious French maid. Speaks fluent French. Supporting role. French accent


The Beadsellers are in and out throughout the beginning of the play. Mideastern accent



Please bring a headshot and resume if you have them.  Also bring any performance or rehearsal conflicts you may have.

Audition will be cold readings from the script. No sides will be available before the audition, but the publisher is Samuel French and you may purchase a copy of the script from them.

The show runs March 24 through April 29 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 4:00pm. There is no performance on Easter Sunday, April 1. Rehearsals are 4-5 weeks before opening, usually on Monday through Thursday from 7:00pm to 9:30pm or 10:00pm. There may be some weekend rehearsals if needed.


The Magic Toyshop

December 10 – December 23
Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM

Book and lyrics by Patricia Clapp and Dyanne Earley

Music by Kevin Stites


When the Master Toymaker sprinkles a touch of Magic Doll Dust on the wonderful dolls he has made, they come to life in a surprising way. They realize how unusual they are when they find they can walk, talk and breathe. The Master Toymaker realizes it too, and decides he does not want to sell them. They are too wonderful to be “mussed, crushed and handled” by loving children. The dolls, however, take the opposite view. Dolls are meant to be loved, and these dolls don’t want to miss anything. With the aid of an unusual customer who visits the toy shop, and additional aid from the audience, the dolls achieve their desire to be given to children at Christmas. A happy holiday musical which involves everyone.

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