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Peter and the Starcatcher Auditions

Sutter Street Theatre
Audition for Peter and the Starcatcher

Director: Michael Coleman
Where: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom
When: Sunday, April 10 at 7:00pm
What to Bring: A headshot or photo and a resume if you have them

The play runs from June 3 through July 10 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 4:30pm.
Rehearsals begin May 2 and are Mondays through Thursdays at 7:00pm.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
Please be prepared to tell a fairy tale bedtime story in under two minutes, if asked.
All ages will be considered.

Synopsis:
Set in 1885 England, this thrilling coming-of-age adventure follows the journey of a young,
nameless orphan who grows from a friendless boy to a hero to the Boy Who Would Not Grow
up. With the help of a ambitious young girl who is assisting her father with a dangerous
mission and a couple of fellow ragamuffin orphans, he earns his name, fights off a gang of
thieving pirates and learns about love and friendship as well as greed and despair.
Presented using an ensemble of 12 performers, Peter and The Starcatcher is a vibrant,
ingenious play that comes to life using imagination and storytelling, as well as music, poetry,
pop-culture nods, and fart jokes.

Characters:
I am looking for an ensemble of performers who work well as a group. All characters play
narrator storytellers and must be comfortable with some audience interaction.
The info in parenthesis indicates first the gender of the character and secondly the preferred gender of the actor.

Boy/Peter – THIS ROLE HAS BEEN PRECAST

Molly Aster (F character, F only) – A true leader at a time when girls are mostly followers.
Curious, intelligent, and willing to risk everything for the sake of what is right at the ripe old
age of thirteen, she will be a great woman as an adult.

Black Stache (M character, Any Gender) – Famous for his fabulous face foliage, he terrorizes
the seven seas in search of a hero worthy of his villainy. As flamboyant as he is heartless, as charming as he is ruthless, he is poetical, theatrical, and given to a ferocity that no good can ever spring.

Lord Aster (M character, M preferred) – The very model of a Victorian English Gentleman. Loyal, proper, devoted, and faithful. As a Starcatcher, he is dedicated to protecting the Earth from the power and sway of starstuff.

Captain Scott (M character, Any Gender) – A fictional version of Royal Navy Captain Robert Falcon Scott and (in our show) Captain of The Wasp. Stalwart and properly heroic. In real life he leads an expedition to the Antarctic, where he freezes to death in 1912.

Ted (M character, Any Gender) – Orphan boy who is obsessed with food: the eating of, the fighting over, the dreaming about. A natural actor with an easy wit.

Prentiss (M character, Any Gender) – Orphan boy who yearns to be a leader, even though he knows he will never truly be one. Ambitious, hyper-articulate, logical, and a bit of a blowhard with the teeny-tiniest touch of cowardice.
Mrs. Bumbrake/Teacher (F characters, F preferred) – Molly’s nanny. British to the bone, but with a girlish charm. Stiff in the lip, loose in the hip, fun on a ship. / Formally a salmon, now an ancient, knowledgeable mermaid.

Alf (M character, Any Gender) – An old sea dog. Something about him appeals to the feminine sensibility. Could be his bowlegs, his saucy gait, or his kind heart.

Smee (M character, Any Gender) – First mate to Black Stache. Single-mindedly dedicated to his captain’s every whim. His motto: “Tis good to be busy.”

Bill Slank/Hawking Clam (M characters, Any Gender) – Captain of The Neverland. Vicious, without the skill of quality to lead anyone but himself. Greedy. / Son of Fighting Prawn and Sweet ‘n’ Sour Shrimp. One day he will ascend the Clam throne as head of the Royal Clam Clam.

Grempkin/Mack/Sanchez/Fighting Prawn (M characters, Any Gender) – Mean and malodorous schoolmaster of St. Norbert’s Orphanage for Lost Boys. Likes to keep the
orphans in the dark, as sunlight is known to feed rebellion. / A very bad sailor who wants to be anywhere but under the thumb of Bill Slank. / A hardworking Spanish pirate with an identity crisis. / King of the Mollusks. Kidnapped by British sailors, he served as sous-chef in Derbyshire. Since returning to his kingdom, he has vowed to murder any English who land on his Mollusk Isle domain.

Actors Needed for Sarah, Plain and Tall!

Actors Needed – Sutter Street Theatre

Need 1 male looks age 20s-30s, 1 male looks age 30s-40s and one woman age 30s-40s plus 1 man any age to play 7 multiple roles in Sarah Plain and Tall at Sutter Street Theatre. Rehearsals start in a little over one week. Email Allen Schmeltz at aschmeltz2000@gmail.com if interested or call (916) 802-2249.

 

The play runs May 7 – May 29 on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00pm.

 

Rehearsals start April 4 and continue on Monday through Thursday evenings.

The Play That Goes Wrong Auditions

Written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields
Directed by Connie Mockenhaupt

Cast of 6 men and 2 Women

Audition Date & Time: March 13 at 7:00pm
Audition Location: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa St., Folsom

To audition you must bring proof of Covid vaccination and masks are required.

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

The audition will be cold readings from the script.  Scripts are available from Dramatists Play Service if you want an advance look.

The Story:  Welcome to opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous.  This 1920’s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show—an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines).  Nevertheless, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!  Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, this Oliver Award-winning comedy is a global phenomenon that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!

The Adventures of SuperBunny Audition

A Musical by Michael MacKenzie Wills and Alastair William King
Directed by Jenny Connors

When: Sunday, March 21st, 4:00 PM
Where: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa St, Folsom
Rehearsals: March 28th – April 21st, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Performances: April 22nd – May 1st, Fridays at 4:00 PM & Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM

Please be prepared to sing 16 bars – 32 bars of music and learn a dance.  Bring a resume and headshot, if you have one, as well as accompaniment for your song.  A backing track on CD or Bluetooth will work. Please do not bring a recording with vocals.

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

 

Synopsis: All of the vegetables in New York City have strangely disappeared. The police have no leads in the case, so it is up to Thumperino Superbunny to solve the crime. Along the way he meets a cast of local characters and tangles with the evil villain Dr. Nilch and his robot henchmen. The Adventures of Superbunny educates on healthy eating, environmental awareness, consequences for one’s actions, self-motivation, courage, and confidence.

As part of our Pee-Wee Series, The Adventures of Superbunny has been chosen to entertain children but it should also be a fun experience for adults.  The show will be zany and highly comical so come ready to show your comedic chops!

Roles:

THUMPERINO: A superbunny. He is a rabbit who is small in stature but very boastful and proud, kind and gentle, but fearless and sometimes shy.  Male.

NILCH: A mad scientist. He was once an award-winning creator of new flavors for a famous food company, but because of a terrible laboratory accident, he lost his sense of taste in the explosion. Now, since he can’t take anything he is determined to make sure that no one will ever taste anything again. Open to all genders.

FRANKLIN & DAVE: Robot cockroaches. Dr. Nilch’s henchmen.  Open to all genders and ages.

CHEF LUIGI: An Italian chef. Open to all genders and ages.

SALLY SPARROW: A concerned mom from the Bronx. Female.

OFFICER MIKE: A policeman.  Open to all genders and ages.

THESPIAN: An actor. Open to all genders and ages.

BRAGG STORY: A news anchor. Open to all genders and ages.

RABBIT: A police horse. Open to all genders and ages.

Other than Thumperino and Dr. Nilch, actors may be cast in multiple roles.

For further information or questions, please contact Jenny Connors at Jenny@sutterstreettheatre.com

The Rainbow Fish

July 16 – July 24
Saturday and Sunday at 1pm

Adapted by: Austin Zumbro
Directed by: Jenny Connors

With shiny, multi-colored scales, Rainbow Fish is the most beautiful fish in all of the ocean, and the only one of his kind.  But when Rainbow Fish refuses to share his vibrant, shimmering scales, the whole ocean seems to turn against the vain creature.  Unhappy that no one adores him anymore, the Rainbow Fish seeks out the wise Octopus, who helps him learn that it’s far better to be admired for being kind than for being beautiful.

With bubbly, energetic dialogue and a dynamic cast, this delightful musical for young audiences teaches that the joy of beauty is in sharing it with others.

 

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Godspell Audition

Music and New Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by John-Michael Tebelak

Directed by Karl Johnson

When: Sunday, February 6th, 7:00 pm
Callbacks (By Invitation): Tuesday, February 8th, 7:00 PM
Where: Sutter Street Theatre – Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom, CA 95630
REHEARSALS: Sunday – Thursday from 7 – 10 pm beginning February 13th. Additional Saturday rehearsals TBD by need and availability. Tech week rehearsals will be March 20th – March 24th from 6 – 10 pm

PERFORMANCE DATES: March 25th – April 16th 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 or sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.
Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination

Audition video submissions may be emailed to k.j.johnson88@gmail.com. Submissions must be received by midnight of Feb.6th to be considered. Please attach your resume and headshot to the email and include your name, phone number, email address and any schedule conflicts you may have.

 

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.

The roles of Lindsay and Anna Maria have been pre-cast. All other roles are available and are 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.

Anne of Green Gables Audition

Audition Notice – “Anne of Green Gables”

Based on the book by I. M. Montgomery
Adapted by Joseph Robinette
Directed by Allen Schmeltz

 

Audition: Sunday, August 14 at 7:00pm
Location: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom

Show run: October 8 – October 30
Rehearsals: Begin September 6 and are usually on Monday through Thursday evenings.

 

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

 

Please check with the theatre or our website for current Covid requirements.

 

Synopsis: This dramatization captures the charm and excitement of L.M. Montgomery’s enduring classic about an orphan girl, Anne Shirley, from her first encounter with her austere guardian to her thrilling graduation from Queen’s Academy. The play faithfully recreates the memorable events and characters from the brilliant novel. All the tragedies and triumphs that mark Anne’s growth from adolescence to early adulthood are here: her friendship with Diana, her feuds with Gilbert, her adoration of Matthew, the mistaken wine bottle, the cake disaster, the broken leg, the scholastic achievements, and the saving of Green Gables. Whether the playgoer is an “old friend” of Anne’s or meeting her for the first time, this play will solidify a lasting friendship between the audience and one of literature’s most unforgettable characters.

 

Cast Requirements:

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The suggested ages are not necessarily your real age but the age that you should be able to look as the character.  Depending on who auditions the ages of the children cast may be slightly older.  When “young adult” is mentioned, you should look old enough to have an 11-13 year old child.

 

ANNE SHIRLEY – (Should “look” 10-12 years old) An imaginative, talkative, red-headed orphan who comes to live with Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, unmarried siblings. Being slightly on the thin side is a plus or the willingness to dye your hair: however, don’t fret, we will wig you if dying is not an option. This is a challenging role and I would prefer an experienced actress. Anne is on stage almost the entire show.

 

MARILLA CUTHBERT – (middle age to 60’s) An austere, repressed woman who tries in vain to repress Anne’s imaginative, unusual ways. Though she is rigidly conservative in her rules, she does love Anne and has the glimmerings of a sense of humor and a secret soft side.

 

MATTHEW CUTHBERT – The Role of Mathew has been precast.

 

DIANA BARRY – (Should “look” 10-12 years old) Anne’s bosom friend and kindred spirit. Anne and Diana become best friends from the moment they meet. She is the only girl of Anne’s age who lives close to Green Gables. Anne admires Diana for being pretty and for her merry, amiable disposition. Diana lacks Anne’s powerful imagination but is a loyal friend.

 

GILBERT BLYTHE – (Should “look” 10-12 years old) A handsome classmate who first tried to get Anne’s attention by pulling her hair and flirtatiously calling her “Carrots” (unaware of her sensitivity about her red hair). Furious, Anne broke her slate over his head and refused to have anything to do with him for the next few years. Even though Gilbert repeatedly apologized and displayed admiration for her throughout the book, Anne coldly rebuffed him. However, Gilbert never abandoned his quest for her friendship (and eventually, love). Anne finally forgave him at the end of the book when he gave up the Avonlea school for her so that she could live at Green Gables with Marilla. Mrs. Rachel

 

RACHEL LYNDE – (Can be middle age to older) A neighbor of Matthew and Marilla, and the nosiest person in town but generally understood to be unmalicious and well-intentioned. Although she did not take a liking to Anne in the beginning, she soon warms to the freckle-faced orphan. She is incredibly industrious and helpful, and loves doing work for the church. She is married and has raised ten children, but her husband,

 

THOMAS LYNDE is only mentioned on a few brief occasions, and never speaks. Mrs. Lynde gave Anne her first pretty dress via Matthew.

 

MISS SUSAN STACY – The Role of Miss Susan Stacy has been precast

 

PRISSY ANDREWS – (Should “look” 16 years old) A classmate of Anne’s. Prissy, sixteen years old when Anne begins her studies at Avonlea School, is considered grown up enough to court the teacher, Mr. Phillips.

 

JOSIE PYE – (Should “look” 10-12 years old) One of Anne’s classmates, who is generally disliked by the other girls (just like all other Pyes). Josie is vain, dishonest and jealous of Anne’s popularity. Anne tries not to feel “uncharitably” towards Josie but cannot bring herself to like her.

 

JANE ANDREWS – (Should “look” 10-12 years old 5) One of Anne’s friends from school, although Diana remains her closest friend. Jane is plain and sensible but does well enough in school, seeing as she joins Anne’s class at Queen’s.

 

RUBY GILLIS – (Should “look” 10-12 years old) Another one of Anne’s friends. Having several “grown up” sisters, Ruby loves to share her knowledge of beaus with her friends. Ruby is portrayed as traditionally beautiful with long, golden hair and loves talking about boys.

 

MOODY SPURGEON MACPHERSON – (Should “look” 10-12 years old) One of the boys in Anne’s class at the Avonlea school and a classmate of hers at Queen’s Academy.

 

REVEREND AND MRS. ALLAN – (Middle age to older) The minister and his wife, two friends for Anne. Mrs. Allan becomes one of Anne’s best friends. NOTE: The actor playing Rev. Allan also plays Stationmaster, Mr. Phillips, & Jerry Buote. The actress playing Mrs. Allen also plays other roles.

 

MINNIE MAY BARRY – (Age range 8-10) Diana’s baby sister, whose life is saved by Anne when she comes down with croup.

 

MRS. BARRY – (Young adult to middle age) Diana’s parents. Mr. Barry also farms and offers to rent some tracts near the end to help out Anne and Marilla. Mrs. Barry has a severe, stubborn personality, expecting her children to follow strict and sometimes unreasonable rules. After Anne accidentally gets Diana drunk, Mrs. Barry refuses to let Anne speak to Diana until Anne redeems herself by saving Minnie May.

 

MISS JOSEPHINE BARRY – (Young adult to middle age) Diana’s aunt. Initially a malevolent character, but is charmed by Anne’s imagination, and eventually invites her out to tea, and sends her a very expensive Christmas present. They meet in the first book, “Anne of Green Gables” when she was visiting the Barry’s.

 

PHILLIPS – (Middle age) Anne’s first teacher at Avonlea, whom she despises (he spelled Anne’s name without an ‘E’, among other things). She refuses to attend school for a long time, after Mr. Phillips humiliated her by punishing her and only her when a dozen pupils arrive late, and by making her sit with Gilbert Blythe. Mr. Philips is not a competent teacher, as Mrs. Lynde admits. He has no discipline, and is courting one of his pupils, Prissy Andrews. NOTE: The actor playing Mr. Phillips may also play other roles.

 

In addition, two actors are needed for multiple roles as follows:

Male to play Charlie Sloane & Mr. Saddler

Male to play Reverend Bentley, Jimmy Glover & The President of Queen’s Academy

 

Extra’s may also be needed to play school children, Sunday School children, graduates of Queen’s Academy and Mourners and Pallbearers. These for the most part will be non-speaking roles but are important to the reality of the entire production. Minimal rehearsal time will be needed for these roles.

 

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 7:00pm
Location: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom

Show run: May 7 – 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.

Synopsis:

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

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.

The role of Sarah has been pre-cast.

For further information or questions email the director, Allen Schmeltz at aschmeltz2000@gmail.com

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, 717 Sutter Street. Folsom, CA 95630

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

Pee-Wee Series: Stone Soup

August 26 – September 11
Fridays at 4pm and Saturday and Sunday at 1pm

“Stone Soup” is a story that has been around for a very long time. Its origins are unknown, but it is likely to have come from Europe to America. Earlier versions of the story feature a beggar or travelers entering a village carrying a pot. They ask for food, and when they are turned away by the villagers, they build a fire, fill the pot with water and put a stone in it. The curious villagers come along and are intrigued by the concept of stone soup. One at a time, each villager adds an ingredient to the pot, eventually creating a delicious feast. It is a story about cooperation and generosity.

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Pee-Wee Series: The Adventures of Super Bunny

April 22 – May 1
Fridays at 4pm and Saturday and Sundays at 1pm

All of the vegetables in New York City have strangely disappeared. The police have no leads in the case so it is up to Thumperino Superbunny to solve the crime. Along the way he meets a cast of local characters and tangles with the evil villain Dr. Nilch and his robot henchmen. The Adventures of Superbunny educates on healthy eating, environmental awareness, consequences for one’s actions, self-motivation, courage, and confidence.

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The Spongebob Musical

November 12- November 27
Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM

Book by Kyle Jarrow
Songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny & Andy Paley
Additional Lyrics by
Jonathan Coulton
Additional Music by Tom Kitt

The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world!

The SpongeBob Musical is based on the beloved animated series created by Stephen Hillenburg and features a book by Kyle Jarrow, with original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady A, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny and Andy Paley. Additional lyrics are by Jonathan Coulton, with additional music by Tom Kitt. The musical production was conceived by Tina Landau.

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Dorothy Meets Alice or the Wizard of Wonderland

September 3 – September 25
Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM
September 23rd & 24th at 7:00 PM

Book and Lyrics by Joseph Robinette
Music by Karl Jurman

This new play version of the delightful meeting of two of literature’s most famous young ladies unfolds when a young man puts off a book report till the last minute, then suddenly finds himself in a strange place somewhere between Oz and Wonderland. It then becomes his responsibility to unscramble the stories and steer the familiar characters—the Cowardly Lion, the Mad Hatter, the Scarecrow and the White Rabbit, among others—to their ultimate destinations while avoiding the Wicked Witch and the Red Queen. This hilarious, adventuresome romp is filled with laughter and surprises at every turn. And a couple of lessons emerge along the way as well.

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR.

July 30 – August 21
Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM

Music by Alan Menkin
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton

Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance.  Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

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Disney’s The Lion King Experience KIDS

June 25- July 10
Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM

Music and Lyrics by Tim Rice and Elton John
Additional Music and Lyrics by Will Van Dyke, Lebo M, Mark Mancina and Jay Rifkin
Book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi

Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now, for the first time ever, you have the opportunity to produce this one-of-a-kind musical in your school. The African savannah comes to life on your stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.

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Sarah, Plain and Tall

May 7 – May 29
Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM

Written by By Joseph Robinette

Set in the early 1900s, 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 reminiscing on the eve of her wedding, the story unfolds in a fascinating flashback on that often exciting, sometimes tumultuous month when Sarah and the Wittings came to know one another 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.” The School Library Journal said the book “is filled with wisdom and gentle humor…a tender story about the fragile beginnings of a family relationship on its way to permanence.”

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Urinetown the Musical

Feb. 25 – 27
Friday & Saturday at 8:00 PM
Sunday at 4:00 PM

March 5 – March 20
Saturday & Sunday at 1:00 PM

Rated: PG-13

Music by Mark Hollmann
Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis
Book by Greg Kotis

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the “comedic romp” into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.

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Pinocchio

January 29- February 20
Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM

Written by Kathryn Schultz Miller

Pinocchio tangles with tricksters, Fox and Cat, and Lampwick and his no-good buddies in the Land of Toys. Will he save Geppetto from the belly of the whale? Will he ever prove that he is good enough to become a real boy?

The story really comes alive, as Lorenzo invites you to see his show at Sutter Street Theatre. The audience helps Pinocchio locate Hickory the Cricket, there’s a puppeteer with live puppets, kindly Geppetto, mischievous kids and so much more … including the whale.

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Sunshine Boys

Kauffmans’ Give Us A Hand Productions and Sutter Street Theatre present…

November 4- November 27
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sunday at 4:30 PM
Special performance on Thursday, November 17 at 7:00 PM

Written by Neil Simon

Rated PG-13

Al and Willie as “Lewis and Clark” were top-billed vaudevillians for over forty years. Now they aren’t even speaking. When CBS requests them for a “History of Comedy” retrospective, a grudging reunion brings the two back together, along with a flood of memories, miseries, and laughs. The story follows the attempt by a young theatrical agent to re-unite his elderly uncle, a former vaudevillian great, with his long-time stage partner for a TV reunion. Despite their celebrated reputation, the two old men have not spoken in twelve years. Besides remastering their sketch, the two men have numerous issues to work out before they are ready to return to the public eye.

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Evil Dead The Musical 2023

September 29- October 31
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 7:00 PM

Book & Lyrics by George Reinblatt
Music by Frank Cipolla, Christopher Bond, Melissa Morris and George Reinblatt

Evil Dead The Musical takes all the elements of the cult classic films, The Evil DeadEvil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness and combines them for one of the craziest, funniest, and bloodiest theatrical experiences of all time.  Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods, and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It’s all up to Ash (a housewares employee, turned demon-killing hero), and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Blood flies. Limbs are dismembered. Demons tell bad jokes… and all to music.  You don’t need to be a fan of Evil Dead to love this show. You don’t need to be a fan of horror to love this show. You don’t even need to be a fan of musicals to love this show. As long as you like having fun… this show is for you.  Plus it’s the only show with a “Splatter Zone” – a section of the audience that gets covered in fake blood.  And with this combination of blood, jokes, cheesy effects, and really awesome musical numbers, Evil Dead The Musical is unlike any live show you’ve ever seen.  JOIN US!!!!!

 

For mature audiences only.