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Pippin Audition Notice

Date: Sunday, May 22nd 7pm

Rehearsals: TBD starting early June
Monday-Thursday evenings, possible Saturdays for dance

Performances: July 22-August 21
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 4:30pm

WHAT TO BRING

Resume, Headshot, Conflicts

Song: 16-32 bars of a song that demonstrates your abilities. Bring an accompaniment on a phone/CD or sheet music for the accompanist. No acapella auditions please.

Dance: Dress to move and bring dance shoes if you have them. Both a beginner and advanced dance combination will be taught.

Be prepared to demonstrate any special tricks or acrobats!

Pippin Cast of Characters

LEADING PLAYER The ultimate ‘ring leader.’ Masterfully charming and manipulative, the Leading Player is a chameleon of sorts. Guides Pippin through his own story and tries to intervene at the end. Excellent mover. Obsessed with putting on a great show for the audience. 

Gender: Male or Female 

Eligible Age: 16+ 

Vocal Range: Db3 – Ab4 

Dance: Required. Role requires strong sense of physicality and movement. Experience not necessarily required, but dance audition required for this role.

PIPPIN This role has been precast.

CHARLEMAGNE Pippin’s demanding father. As the King of the Holy Roman Empire, Charlemagne is more comfortable wielding a sword than breaking bread. He wears his years with great pride. 

Gender: Male 

Eligible Age: 35-65 yrs old 

Vocal Range: G2 – E4 

Dance: Not required 

FASTRADA Pippin’s conniving stepmother, she is both beautiful and smart. Devious, crafty, cunning, untrustworthy. Dedicated to gaining the throne for her darling son, Lewis. 

Gender: Female 

Eligible Age: 30-55 yrs old 

Vocal Range: A3 – F5 

Dance: Required 

LEWIS Charlemagne and Fastrada’s son. Strong and not bright. Pippin’s halfbrother and after Pippin, heir to the throne. Addicted to the physical, Lewis loves weight lifting, Lewis loves wrestling, but most of all, Lewis loves Lewis. Requires good physicality. 

Gender: Male 

Eligible Age: 17-27 yrs old 

Dance: Some dance required

BERTHE Pippin’s saucy grandmother. A brassy woman full of wisdom, grace, and sass. She tries to help Pippin and encourages him to live his life to the fullest. 

Gender: Female 

Eligible Age: 35- 70 yrs old

Vocal Range: E3 – C5 

Dance: Not required (but is a plus!) 

CATHERINE A widow and mother. She is a beautiful and a hopeless romantic, who possesses graceful elegance. Encounters Pippin at his lowest point and eventually falls in love with him. 

Gender: Female 

Eligible Age: 18-36 yrs old 

Vocal Range: F#3 – Db5 

Dance: Required 

THEO Catherine’s son. 

Male or Female, 7-14 yrs old. 

Vocal audition required

ENSEMBLE  – DANCE+VOCAL Heavily featured throughout. Ensemble “Players” play many other roles; they represent the influences and voices in Pippin’s head. For some ensemble this includes substantial and difficult choreography. 

Gender: Male or Female 

Eligible Age: 13+ 

Dance: Required. Role requires strong sense of physicality and movement. Dance audition required for this role. 

Vocal: Required

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

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 – (middle age to 60’s) Marilla’s brother, a shy, awkward man who takes a liking to Anne from the start. The two become fast friends. He is far less talkative than Anne, but is a very good listener. Because Marilla is the one raising Anne, he feels no qualms about “spoiling” her and indulging her in things which Marilla considers too frivolous, such as pretty clothes.

 

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 – (Young adult) Anne’s imaginative, energetic new teacher. Miss Stacy’s warm, sympathetic nature captures the hearts of her students but is at first disapproved of among Avonlea parents for her liberal, open-minded teaching methods. She forms a special relationship with Anne, who adores her and views her as a mentor. Miss Stacy encourages Anne to develop her intellect and character and helps prepare her for the entrance exam at Queen’s College. NOTE: The actress playing Susan Stacy will also play Mrs. Blewett, Tillie Boulter & Carrie Sloane

 

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

Pinocchio Audition

by Kathryn Schultz Miller

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

WHEN: Monday, December 6, at 7:00 p.m.

ROLES:

Pinocchio – Male or female [child to teen]

Geppetto – Male [adult]

Hickory Cricket – Male or female [child to early teen]

Lorenzo (also plays Coachman) – Male [older teen to adult]

Alberto (also plays Puppeteer, Lampwick) – Male [older teen to adult]

Macaroni (also plays Puppet, Ivana, Blue Fairy, Lefty the Cat, Girl in the Land of Toys) – Female [child to teen] (May be divided between two actors)

Pepperoni (also plays Puppet, Lucky Star, Fibber the Fox, Boy in the Land of Toys) – Female [child to teen] (May be divided between two actors)

PERFORMANCE DATES: January 22 through February 13, Saturdays. and Sundays at 1:00pm.

REHEARSALS:  To be scheduled.

DIRECTOR:  Mike Jimena

PREPARATION: Auditions will consist of cold readings from the scripts.  Bring a Resume and Headshot if you have them.

QUESTIONS:  Call Mike Jimena at 916 353-1001

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

The Best Man Audition

The Best Man at Sutter Street Theatre in Folsom, CA

When: Sunday, December 12, 7:00pm

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

Auditions will be cold readings from the script.

Please bring a resume and headshot if you have them.

The show runs February 19 – March 13 on Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 4:00pm.

Rehearsals to be announced.

Director:  Janelle Kaufman

Plot

At the party’s Presidential convention, an ethical man running for the Presidential nomination runs against an “unscrupulous” man. Populist senator Joseph Cantwell is a “bigot and a charlatan”, while William Russell, who prides himself on his honesty, is the liberal candidate, “likable, forceful and humorous.”  It’s a race to the finish, but an indecisive run to the finish line results in a brokered convention.  Both candidates try to get the endorsement of the popular outgoing president, who enjoys not telling them which one he’ll endorse. The dirt comes out and mud gets thrown, but there is one last hope for someone to come out clean and secure the nomination. Will the “best man” win?

Characters being cast:

Secretary William Russell: Strong youthful man around age 50. Vigorous patrician man from Rhode Island. Has a brilliant mind and wit, and the still-youthful good looks and wandering eye of a Kennedy.

Alice Russell: Mid 30s-50’s. Still beautiful, if a not a bit weary after raising two children and enduring a marriage that grew cold with her husband, Secretary Russell. For the most part, very businesslike and concentrated, but underneath an apparent shyness lies a painful outcry for attention and affection from the man she once loved.

Dick Jensen: Late 40’s. Campaign manager for Secretary Russell. Intense, devoted, apprehensive by nature. More gifted than one might think for politics. Tries — often aggressively — to keep his candidate on the beam.

Senator Joseph Cantwell: Early – late 40s. Very attractive, telegenic self-made man who has risen up from humble beginnings. Seems to have a warm manner, and handles pressure with confidence and ease. A unique combination of the young Nixon’s intensity, JFK’s sexuality, and Romney’s well-polished image of the all American male with some Trump like aggression.

Mabel Cantwell: 30s – mid 40s. The pretty, consciously well-styled, entertaining wife of Senator Cantwell. Loves the political game, and is determined to help her man win, no matter what.

Don Blades: 30s – 40s. Aggressive and ambitious political operator of the new order, where there are no rules, only winners and losers.

Catherine: Age 25 or older. Attractive, dutiful first assistant to Dick Jensen. Has also sought and received the attention of Secretary Russell. Actress also plays an Additional Reporter and Hotel Staff.

Sheldon Marcus: Mid 40s-50’s . Nervous character man-type. Resembles an unmade couch. Suburban guy who has left the comfort of his home and wife to share a shocking revelation about one of the candidates.

Senator Clyde Carlin: 40’s-60’s. Experienced politician

Dr. Artinian: Male, 50s-60s. Highly regarded — and now bewildered — psychiatrist for Secretary Russell. His esteemed reputation and career are placed at risk once his patient’s medical records are stolen by Blades and leveraged to knock Russell out of the race.

Mrs. Sue-Ellen Gamadge: 50s-70’s. Chairman of the Party’s Women’s Division. A resolute figure of a woman, whose entire being is devoted to the political arena, in which she operates as one of its most venerable players.

Ensemble roles: News Commentator / Reporters, Aides, Secret Service, Delegates, Photographers, and hotel staff.

Voice Over Role – Walter Cronkite: An actor needed to provide the voice of Walter Cronkite. This is not a performance role, but a voice over. The voice will be recorded and played in performance. The actor will receive a program credit

Pre-Cast Roles

 Ex-President Arthur Hockstader: – THIS ROLE IS PRE-CAST

 

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

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change Audition

AUDITION NOTICE

 

When: Sunday, December 5 at 7:00pm at Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom.

Synopsis: This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as ‘the relationship’. Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage, while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, “Say, what are you doing Saturday night?”   

What to Bring: A headshot and resume if you have them and prepare a song of 16 bars.  An accompanist will be provided so bring piano music or backing tracks on your phone or a CD.

Director: Connie Mockenhaupt

Performance Dates: January 14 – February 14, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 4:00pm.

Rehearsals: To be scheduled.

Characters:

Casting up to 6 people, 3 men and 3 women, ages 20 and up, should be good singers.

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

Frankenstein Slept Here Audition

Audition Notice:

Frankenstein Slept Here

By Tim Kelly

Directed by Jenny Connors

 

Audition Date: September 19, 2021 at 7:00 pm

 

Rehearsals3:30-5:00, September 27-October 22, Mondays and Wednesdays in the Theatre

Tech week: 3:30-5:00, October 25- October 27 in the Theatre.

Performance Dates: 

4:00pm Thursday, October 28

4:00pm Friday, October 29

11:00am Saturday, October 30

11:00am Sunday, October 31

1:00 Saturday, November 6 & Sunday, November 7

 

LocationSutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom

Parking: Parking is prohibited in the neighborhood near the annex, however the church near the annex allows free parking.

Auditions are open to ages 15 and up.

What to Bring:

If you have received the COVID vaccine, please bring your Proof of Vaccine card.  If you have not been vaccinated, please bring proof of a negative COVID test done within three days of the audition.

Masks are required at the audition.

Also, bring a headshot and resume if you have them and prepare to do a cold read.

Synopsis:

Baroness Frankenstein has opened her castle to all those who can’t cope with the outside world, including a descendant of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a Medusa with snakes in her hair, Vampira, the Mummy, the mad Igor, a Phantom Bride and the Invisible Man.  The castle belongs to an American society matron who sends monthly checks to pay for the staff she imagines is working at the castle.  What to do?  What else but have the creatures pose as servants.  Mrs. Hoople arrives with her young niece and her husband to inspect the premises and discovers her gardener is Igor, the butler is a mummy, the cleaning woman is a vampire and the Monster is stretched out on the dining table!  The highlight takes place when a werewolf fights the Invisible Man in full view of the audience!

Characters:

Baroness Frankenstein. . . A scientist

Igor. . . Her assistant

The Monster. . . An artificial man

The Phantom Bride. . . A ghost

Jacqueline Hyde. . . A relative of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Medusa. . . Snakes in her hair

Vampira. . .  A creature of the night

Hanna Hoople. . . A society matron

The Mummy. . . An old Egyptian

Pauline. . . Mrs. Hoople’s Niece

Ted. . . Her young husband

The Werewolf. . . A disagreeable canine

For more information call (916)-353-1001

Wind in the Willows Audition

AUDITION NOTICE

Wind in the Willows

by Richard Hellesen

Music & Lyrics by Michael Silversher

Directed by Allen Schmeltz

Audition Date:  August 29 at 7:00pm

Location:  Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 717 Figueroa Street, Folsom

What to Bring:

If you have received the COVID vaccine, please bring your Proof of Vaccine card.  If you have not been vaccinated, please bring proof of a negative COVID test done within three days of the audition.

Masks are required at the audition.

Also, bring a headshot and resume if you have them and prepare a song of 16 bars with a recorded backing track.  There will not be an accompanist at the audition.

Most roles may be filled by either males or females of any age from 12 through seniors.  (Under 12 should have some experience on stage or in acting classes.)

Performances are November 13 – December 5 on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00pm.  Rehearsals will start October 11 and will usually be on Mondays through Thursdays in the evenings.

Rehearsals start October 11 and are usually on Monday through Thursday evenings.

Synopsis:  This is a delightful musical by award winning playwright Richard Hellesen and Emmy Nominated composer Michael Silversher and directed by award winning director Allen Schmeltz.  Its production appeals to children and adults alike.

This is a musical version of the classic story.  Tired of spring cleaning his dismal little home, Mole ventures up into the Wide World, embarking on a series of adventures with his new companions—the clever Rat, wise old Badger and especially the motorcar-crazed Mr. Toad.  From boating to caravanning to the Battle of Toad Hall, they’re adventures that, in the end, still lead back to the home that is always waiting, happy to hear a song sung like willows in the wind.

Characters

Mole

Rat

Badger

Toad

Actor 1 – Rabbit, Motorcar Owner, Second Stoat, Groaler’s Daughter, Second Passenger, Field Mouse

Actor 2 – Chief Weasel, Chauffeur, Policeman, Driver, Field Mouse

Actor 3 – Stoat, Passenger, Clerk of the Court, Bargewoman, Field Mouse

Actor 4 – Weasel, Chief Magistrate, Engine-Driver, Field Mouse

For more information call (916)-353-1001.

Come back later for audition details.

Into the Woods Audition

by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim
Director: Sam Williams
Musical Director: David Williams

When: Sunday, August 1st – 7:00 pm

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

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

What to Prepare: 16 bars of a song with printed music or a backing track. An accompanist will be provided.  ALSO bring a one to two minute comedic monologue.

Rehearsals are Monday through Thursday evenings from August 2nd – September 2nd

Performances are September 3rd – October 3rd Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 4:00pm.

Synopsis

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

Characters

NARRATOR
An intellectual and pleasant storyteller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience.

CINDERELLA
A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters.

JACK
The feckless Giant killer who is ‘almost a man.’ He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed.

JACK’S MOTHER
Browbeating and weary, Jack’s protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed.

THE BAKER
A harried and insecure baker who is simple and loving, yet protective of his family. He wants his wife to be happy and is willing to do anything to ensure her happiness but refuses to let others fight his battles.

THE BAKER’S WIFE
Determined and bright woman who wishes to be a mother. She leads a simple yet satisfying life and is very low-maintenance yet proactive in her endeavors.

CINDERELLA’S STEPMOTHER
The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella.

FLORINDA AND LUCINDA
Cinderella’s stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother’s footsteps of abusing Cinderella.

LITTLE RED RIDINGHOOD
A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-witted, fearless, yet youthful and naive.

THE WITCH
Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive.

CINDERELLA’S MOTHER
Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree.

MYSTERIOUS MAN
A mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer.

WOLF
Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey.

RAPUNZEL
A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world.

CINDERELLA’S PRINCE
Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing.

RAPUNZEL’S PRINCE
Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exiting endeavor.

GIANT
Voiceover. The Giant’s wife is an angry and vengeful ‘monster.’ She is seeking restitution for her loss.

If you have any further questions call (916) 353-1001.

A Wrinkle in Time Audition: July 25, 2021

A Wrinkle in Time by John Glore.

Adapted from Madeline L’Engle’s Newbery Medal winning novel.

Directed by Michael Coleman

Audition Date: July 25th, 2021 at 7pm.

Rehearsal Times: Beginning July 26th. Actual dates and times TBD.

Performance Dates: Saturday and Sunday at 1pm from September 11th thru October 3rd.

 

Casting ages 12-30

All performers and crew are required to be Covid vaccinated.

 

What to Bring:

-A Headshot and Resume
-Any Conflicts you may have for show or rehearsal dates
-A vaccination card

 

Looking for three actors to play:

Margaret “Meg” Murry

Meg is an unusually intelligent thirteen-year-old girl who is a misfit at school. She is warmhearted but impulsive. The main source of her unhappiness, however, comes from the fact that her brilliant scientist father disappeared a number of years ago, and has made no contact with his loving, close-knit family since. Meg’s greatest faults are her anger, impatience, and lack of self-confidence, but she channels and overcomes them, ultimately emerging victorious.

 

Charles Wallace Murry

Meg’s gifted five-year-old brother, Charles Wallace is incredibly intelligent, sensitive, and telepathic. His talents extend from advanced factual and scientific knowledge to an unusual ability to penetrate and understand the minds of others. He is described as “something new”, an evolutionary “next step”.. His assurance of his abilities proves to be his vulnerability Charles is very close to his older sister

 

Calvin O’Keefe

Calvin is a fourteen-year-old boy who’s so smart he’s in eleventh grade He excels academically, socially, and in sports from an early age, but feels disconnected from his peers. Calvin comes from a large family that does not really care about him, but he nonetheless demonstrates a strong capacity for love and affection, and shows a burgeoning romantic interest in Meg. He finds a truer home with the Murrys.

 

The witches, the parents, and other various characters have been precast.

 

If you have any questions, please contact me at michaelkcoleman1@gmail.com or call 916-353-1001.

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.

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.