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The Producers Audition Notice

When: Sunday, June 30th, 2024 at 7pm
Where: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom

What to prepare: If you are auditioning for a singing role, prepare 18-32 bars of a musical theatre song that best demonstrates your abilities with an accompaniment on a phone/CD. No sheet music and no a capella auditions please. Those auditioning for non-singing roles do not need to prepare an audition song.

What to bring: A headshot and theatrical resume if you have them and a list of any potential conflicts with rehearsal/show dates. Conflicts with show dates will not be cast.

Rehearsal Schedule: July 1st-August 15th, 2024
Monday-Thursday evenings, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Tech Week: 6:00pm-10:00pm

Performance Schedule: August 16th-September 15th, 2024
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 4:30pm

Book by Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan
Music & Lyrics by Mel Brooks

Directed by Kenny Brian Gagni
Music Direction by Connie Mockenhaupt
Choreography by Devin LePage

Rated: PG-13

Synopsis: A down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, thereby bilking their backers (all “little old ladies”) out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends. With a truly hysterical book co-written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan (Annie) and music and lyrics by Mr. Brooks, The Producers skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an “equal opportunity offender!”

Roles:
There are singing and non-sing roles in The Producers. All roles are available.

MAX BIALYSTOCK: (playing age 50s). A failed Broadway producer. Good singer with excellent physical and verbal comedy skills. Ruthless, unprincipled and quick witted with verbal banter. He will stop at absolutely nothing to succeed. A likeable rogue who despite his egotistical persona and indefensible antics has the audience secretly rooting for him. Singing required.

LEO BLOOM: (playing age mid 30s). A meek-mannered accountant. Good singer with excellent physical and verbal comedy skills. Movement/dance ability advantageous (including tap). Leo is neurotic, unassertive and utterly lovable. He discovers his inner confidence, follows his dream of becoming a Producer, and ‘gets the girl’ by running off to Rio with the leading lady. Singing required.

FRANZ LIEBKIND: (playing age late 20s) A wild-eyed German immigrant and Nazi fanatic. Excellent comedy skills with ability to sing. A strong physical presence, he is hot-tempered, intensely obsessive Nazi supporter (with a soft spot for his pet pigeons). More than slightly nuts, he eventually looses the plot and attempts to shoot our main characters in a comic fit of rage. Singing required.

ROGER DE BRIS: (playing age 30s) A cross-dressing renowned (in his own eyes) Broadway director. Excellent comedy skills and good singing and dance ability. Tap skills advantageous. Beneath a (somewhat) convincing straight-acting persona lies a full-blown Judy Garland waiting to burst out. When opportunity gives him the leading role in ‘Springtime For Hitler’ he becomes a ‘gay as a daisy’, all singing all dancing showbiz Hitler. Singing required.

CARMEN GHIA: (playing age 30s) Roger’s possessive live-in lover. Excellent comedy skills and good singer. Thin, ‘strange looking’ and intense queen. He overreacts to every eventuality and is mortally wounded by any of Roger’s thoughtless remarks. Comically sibilant beyond all measure. Singing required.

ULLA: (playing age 20s) The knock-out Swedish secretary. Excellent comedienne with great song and dance skills. Gorgeous, young, blond and leggy. Enthusiastic, innocent and adorable but with a very loose grasp of the English language she is generally utterly inept in her work. Singing required.

ENSEMBLE: (ages 16+ preferred) A strong ensemble is needed who can sing, act, and dance and who posses excellent comedic timing. Small feature roles and solos will be assigned to ensemble members once casting is finalized.

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 Audition Notice

When: Sunday, April 14th, 2024 at 7pm
***If you were unable to make the April 14th audition date, make-up auditions will be held at Callbacks on Sunday, April 21st at 7:30pm.***
Callbacks:
Sunday, April 21st, 2024 at 7:30pm
Where: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom

The audition will consist of cold readings from the script. This is a non-musical. Auditions will not be done in accents unless you would like to try them. Accent decisions will be made after the show is cast.

What to bring: A headshot and theatrical resume if you have them and a list of any potential conflicts with rehearsal/show dates. Actors with performance date conflicts cannot be cast.

Rehearsal Schedule: April 22nd-May 23rd, 2024
Monday-Thursday evenings, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Tech Week: 6:00pm-10:00pm

Performance Schedule: May 24th-June 23rd, 2024
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 4:30pm

Book by John Bishop
Directed by Connie Mockenhaupt & Mike Jimena

Synopsis: The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop (in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious “Stage Door Slasher”) assemble for a backer’s audition of their new show at the Westchester estate of a wealthy “angel.” The house is replete with sliding panels, secret passageways, and a German maid who is apparently four different people—all of which figure diabolically in the comic mayhem which follows when the infamous “Slasher” makes his reappearance and strikes again—and again. As the composer, lyricist, actors, and director prepare their performance, and a blizzard cuts off any possible retreat, bodies start to drop in plain sight, knives spring out of nowhere, masked figures drag their victims behind swiveling bookcases, and accusing fingers point in all directions!

Roles:
Helsa Wenzel –
Helsa is the maid of the Grossenknueten estate. She is killed in the first scene of the play, only to be impersonated by her homicidal twin brother, Dieter. The actress who plays Helsa also appears at the end of the play as “Katrina, the cook from Koblenz.”

Elsa Von Grossenknueten – Elsa is the eccentric owner of the mansion and is the financial backer of many musicals. Elsa summons the group together in an attempt to find out who murdered her “friend” Bebe McAllister. She is extremely eccentric, and thinks that the idea of chasing after a killer is great fun. Her grandfather was a spy, and she claims that espionage runs in her blood.

Michael Kelly – Kelly is an undercover cop. Elsa appeals to him to help solve the mystery of the Stage Door Slasher, and Kelly at first pretends to be her butler. Kelly’s tough, no-nonsense attitude puts him at odds with Elsa and the dramatic types that visit. He eventually reveals his identity as a New York police officer, much to Elsa’s dismay.

Patrick O’Reilly – O’Reilly claims to be an Irish tenor, but he is very suspicious, especially in regards to the mysterious Helsa. The two engage in a physical brawl. Eventually, O’Reilly claims to be “Tony Garibaldi”, an undercover cop with a Bronx accent-only to reveal himself as a Gestapo Agent named Klaus Stansdorff, sent to find German defectors. Nikki confronts him, but before he can reveal the truth, Helsa stabs him through a copy of Moby-Dick in the second act.

Ken De La Maize – Ken is a “typical” director, speaking of theater as a “pure art.” He also has an annoying habit of name-dropping, constantly citing the various celebrities he has worked with over the years. Everyone always claims to have seen the films he makes, only for him to reveal that they have not yet been released. Ken is eventually revealed as the Stage Door Slasher, and explains that his hatred of ballet dancers stems from his father, who ran off with one and abandoned his mother. He attempts to kill Nikki, along with Elsa, Roger and Bernice. Eddie ends up thwarting him, and he is taken away to prison, rambling about how he knows Louella Parsons.

Nikki Crandall – Nikki is considered a typical chorus girl-but she is eventually revealed to be Ensign Nicole Crandall, of United States Naval Intelligence. Her secret mission was to find the Germans who were sent over to sabotage the American war efforts. She is also interested in solving the mystery of the Stage Door Slasher, and helps to break the code in Bebe’s notebook. Ken almost kills her, followed quickly by Dieter Wenzel. Eddie saves her twice, prompting the two to fall in love at the end.

Eddie McCuen – Directly based on Bob Hope, Eddie is the out of work comedian that ties the different story lines together, and goes from being cowardly at the beginning of the play to heroic at the end. He is attracted to Nikki, but fumbles when he tries to talk to her. He was a replacement for an actor, and thus has no connection to Manhattan Holiday. He is the one who realizes the connection between the Slasher case and the party, and later helps to defeat Ken and Dieter, both by knocking them out with a cognac bottle. These brave actions unite him with Nikki. He has an obvious attraction to Nikki throughout the whole play, and ultimately ends up saving the day and getting the girl.

Marjorie Baverstock – Marjorie is a Broadway producer. She constantly flatters everyone around her, and speaks in elevated language; her “new word” is “divoon.” She is accidentally killed by Dieter at the end of the first act; strangely, no one seems to notice, despite the fact that there is an enormous sword through her back. Eddie, Ken and Kelly bury her dead body in a snowdrift in the beginning of the second act.

Roger Hopewell – Roger is the composer for “White House Merry-Go-Round”, and Bernice’s partner; the two have had a string of Broadway hits. Roger enjoys teasing Ken about his artistic ways, and makes snide remarks throughout the play, but flares up whenever someone insults his musical style. He also knows how to deal with Bernice’s many quirks. Towards the end of the play, Roger reveals a surprising knowledge of ciphers, and helps Nikki and Bernice break the code in Bebe’s notebook.

Bernice Roth – The perpetually thirsty lyricist, she is Roger’s partner. Bernice is very odd and emotional, frequently losing her composure and screaming. When Marjorie fails to respond to the second act opening number of “White House Merry-Go-Round”, Bernice is hugely offended, despite the fact that Marjorie was dead at the time. She spends the entire second act attempting to “fix” the play, even when she is held hostage by Ken, O’Reilly, and Dieter. In the finale, she is struck with inspiration toward a new work that takes place in the heartland of America – a cowboy play called Nebraska. This is a spoof on the play Oklahoma!.

The Secret Garden Audition Notice

 

When: Sunday, July 7th, 2024 at 7pm
Where: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom

The audition will consist of cold readings from the script. This is a non-musical. Auditions will not be done in accents unless you would like to try them. The show may use accents particularly Martha’s and Dickon’s roles with a Yorkshire/Cockney accent. That will be decided after the show is cast.

What to bring: A headshot and theatrical resume if you have them and a list of any potential conflicts with rehearsal/show dates. Conflicts with show dates will not be cast.

Rehearsal Schedule: July 15th-August 8th, 2024
Sunday-Thursday evenings, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Tech Week: 6:00pm-10:00pm

Performance Schedule: August 10th-September 8th, 2024
Saturdays & Sundays at 1pm

Adapted by Jerry Montoya
Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Directed by Allen Schmeltz

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

Roles:
All roles are available.

Mary Lennox – Female, age 9-13 (plays 10-year-old).

Mrs. Medlock – Female, age 50+, head of servants at Misselthwaite Manor.

Station Master/Dr. Neville Craven – Male, age 30s-50s, Archibald’s brother.

Ben Weatherstaff – Male, age 50-100, he is the gardener at the Manor.

Martha – Female, age mid to late teen, Dickon’s sister, a servant at the manor who befriends Mary. 

Colin Craven – Male, age 9-13 (plays a 10 year old boy).

Dickon – Male, age 11-15 (plays a 12-year-old), Martha’s brother.

The Robin – Male or Female, age child to teen, operated by an actor/puppeteer.

Archibald Craven – Male, age 30-50, Father of Colin.

Cotton Patch Gospel Audition Notice

When: Sunday, January 21st at 4pm
Callbacks: Monday, January 22nd at 7pm

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

The audition will consist of a prepared song (16-32 bars) and cold readings from the script. There will be some dancing, so dress appropriately for movement if you are auditioning for a dancing role. If you have tap shoes, bring them!

What to bring: A headshot and theatrical resume if you have them plus a 16-32 bar cut of a song that demonstrates your vocal abilities. Bring an accompaniment on a phone/CD. 

Rehearsal Schedule: January 23 – February 29
Monday-Thursday evenings from 6pm-9pm

Performance Schedule: March 1 – March 30
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 4:30pm

Book by Tom Key & Russell Treyz
Music & Lyrics by Harry Chapin
Directed & Choreographed by Sam Williams
Music Direction by Connie Mockenhaupt & Johnny Wilder

Synopsis: With music & lyrics by Harry Chapin, and based on the book The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John by Clarence Jordan, this bluegrass musical is a southern reinterpretation of the gospel story – retelling the life of Jesus in modern day rural Georgia. Produced by Gary Musick Productions and Troupe America Inc.,the “Greatest Story Ever Retold” is the only Off-Broadway play to be praised by both Rolling Stone and Christianity Today, and hailed as “A Joyous Triumph” by the New York Times.

Anything Goes Audition Notice

When: Sunday, February 18th at 7:00 PM
Callbacks: Tuesday, February 20th at 6:30 PM
Where: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom

***If you are unable to attend the February 18th Audition, contact the Director at kennygagni@yahoo.com to schedule an alternate audition date/time or to submit an audition video.***

The audition will consist of a singing audition and a dance audition. Dress appropriately for movement as a dance combination will be taught. If you have tap shoes, bring them. If time allows there may be cold readings from the script.

What to bring: A headshot and theatrical resume if you have them. Prepare 18-32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show and bring an accompaniment on a phone/CD. Do not bring sheet music. No a cappella auditions please. Appropriate dance attire and tap shoes if you have them.

Rehearsal Schedule: February 23-April 11
Friday, February 23 at 6:00pm
Saturday, February 24 at 5pm
Monday, Feb 26-Wednesday, Feb 28 at 6:30pm (LEADS ONLY)
Starting Monday, March 4 regular rehearsals of Monday-Thursday evenings, 6:30-9:00 PM will begin.

Performance Schedule: April 12-May 12
Friday & Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 4:30 PM

Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter
Original Book by P.G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman

Directed by Kenny Brian Gagni
Music Direction by Heather Clark
Choreography by Connie Mockenhaupt & Devin LePage

Synopsis: The S.S. American is sailing between New York and England with a comically colorful assemblage of passengers: Reno Sweeney, a popular nightclub singer and former evangelist, her pal Billy Crocker, a lovelorn Wall Street broker who has come aboard to try to win the favor of his beloved Hope Harcourt (who is engaged to another passenger, Sir Evelyn Oakleigh), and a second-rate con man named Moonface Martin, aka “Public Enemy #13.” Song, dance, and farcical antics ensue as Reno and Moonface try to help Billy win the love of his life.

Roles:
All roles are available.

Reno Sweeney – An evangelist turned nightclub headliner. Confident, clever, and glamorous. Looking for a strong singer and actress who can dance well. A triple threat that commands the stage.

Billy Crocker – Elisha Whitney’s assistant. Friends with Reno and determined to win Hope’s affections. Charming, earnest, and lovesick. Looking for a strong singer with great comedic timing and can move well.

Hope Harcourt – A wealthy and beautiful heiress. Torn between her engagement to Lord Evelyn and love for Billy. Poised, sweet, but with a strong sense of moral duty. Looking for a strong singer who can move well.

Lord Evelyn Oakleigh – Hope’s aristocratic English fiancé. Quirky, good-natured, and gullible. Looking for an actor with great comedic timing who can sing and move well.

Moonface Martin – Public Enemy #13, disguised as a Reverend. An uncomplicated and lovable gangster. Looking for a strong comedic actor who can sing and move well.

Erma Latour – A traffic-stopping dame and Moonface’s partner in crime. Flirty, resourceful, brazen, but a little clueless. Looking for an actress with great comedic timing who can sing and move well.

Elisha Whitney – An Ivy League business tycoon. Bossy, outlandish, and a little bit drunk. Looking for an actor with great comedic timing.

Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt – Hope’s widowed mother. An elitist who is concerned with money and social status. Refined but easily panicked. Looking for an actress with great comedic timing.

Captain – The man in charge of the S.S. American. Intelligent, strong, but a little too concerned with prestige.

Purser – Reliable, alert, by the book.

Minister Henry T. Dobson – A missionary returning from China, certain he can reform Luke and John.

Luke – A presumably reformed gangster. A streetwise Brooklyn-ite.

John – Luke’s cousin. Has a conscience but is easily manipulated.

The Angels (Chastity, Charity, Purity, Virtue) – Reno’s backup posse for her nightclub act. Magnetic, attractive, and own any room they walk into. Looking for good dancers with great individual personalities. Tap is a plus.

Strong ensemble of performers who play Sailors, Passengers, Reporters, Tappers and the like! Looking for high energy singers and dancers that will be involved in multiple song and dance numbers with solos throughout.

Sleeping Beauty Audition Notice

When: Sunday, February 25th at 7pm
Where: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom

The audition will consist of cold readings from the script. If you are auditioning for a singing role, prepare 16-32 bars of a song that demonstrates your abilities.

What to bring: A headshot and theatrical resume if you have them. If you are auditioning for a singing role, please also bring an accompaniment on a phone/CD. There will not be an accompanist, so do not bring sheet music. No a cappella songs please.

Rehearsal Schedule: March 18th-April 18th
Monday-Thursday evenings, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Tech Week: 6:00pm-10:00pm

Performance Schedule: April 20-May 19
Saturdays & Sundays at 1pm

Book & Lyrics by R. Eugene Jackson
Music by 
Patsy Pollard
Directed by Allen Schmeltz
Music Direction by Hannah Hurst

Synopsis: The emphasis is on comedy in this musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale! Young audiences will find a delightful group of characters as enchanting as the magic in the story itself.  There’s Chester the Jester, Typsy the Gypsy, and the Royal Magician, who is so inept he transforms himself into a frog!  And there’s the evil Thornberry, who puts the curse on Princess Elaine (the ’sleeping beauty’), and the brave Prince Dauntless, who battles the fire-breathing dragon to break the magic spell. Rich with music underscoring, themes, and five tuneful songs, Sleeping Beauty is a delight for audiences of all ages!

Roles:
Ages from teens through adults/seniors will be considered for roles.

Chester the Jester – Any gender, singing role. Has numerous songs. This is a key role. Chester is part storyteller, part jester, part servant to the Royal Court, part stagehand. The actor should be very limber, move easily, and have good comedic timing. Dance experience is a plus. This character will be on-stage the entire show.

King Gaylord – Adult male, non-singing role.

Queen Jollianna – Adult female, non-singing role.

Tipsy the Gypsy / The Dragon – Any gender, older teen or adult, non-singing, comedic role. Should be able to move easily on stage.

The Royal Magician / Frog: Male, non-singing role

Rosemary the Good Fairy – Female, non-singing, comedic role.

Thornberry the Evil Fairy – Female, singing role (one song).

Princess Elaine: Female, singing role.

Prince Dauntless – Male, singing role.

Twelve Dancing Princesses Audition Notice

WHEN: Saturday, December 30th at 7:00pm
WHERE: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom, CA 95630

***If you are unable to attend the December 30th Audition, you may submit an audition video via email to the Director for consideration. Your video should include your name, what role you are interested in, if any what you will be singing, and your prepared 16-32 bar cut of a musical theatre song. Your email should include your contact info and your resume and headshot (if you have them) as well as any conflicts you may have for rehearsal/performance dates. Video submissions should be sent to haleymcd02@icloud.com no later than the evening of Saturday, December 30th.***

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: January 3rd-February 1st, 2024
Monday through Thursday evenings from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, January 7th from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
TECH WEEK: January 29th – February 1st, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DATES: February 3rd-25th
Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM

Book and Lyrics by Jennifer Kirkeby
Music by Shirley Mier
Directed by Haley McDaniel
Music Direction & Choreography by Heather Clark

All ages and experience levels from children to seniors are invited to audition!

The audition will consist of a prepared song and cold readings from the script plus some dancing. Dress appropriately for movement if you are auditioning for a dancing role. There are non-singing and non-dancing roles available.

What to bring: A head shot and resume if you have them plus a prepared 16-32 bar cut of a musical theatre song of your choice. Make sure you bring a backing track on a phone or CD. No a cappella renditions or sheet music please.

Synopsis: Enter the magical world of twelve princesses who love to dance. Each night, they sing the song that allows them secret passage into the enchanted forest. Once they arrive, the trees sparkle and chime with silver and gold leaves, beautiful music plays and the spirit of their mother watches over them. In the meantime, their father, the king, is perplexed, and the shoemaker and his apprentices are exasperated, but the princesses must dance. Then one day, the king (tired of finding twelve pairs of worn shoes outside his daughters’ room each morning) issues a proclamation. The first person to discover the secret of where the princesses go each night shall receive his or her heart’s desire and eight bags of gold! After an entertaining visit from the Prince of Arrogance (“Talking about me is my favorite thing to do!”), Matthew the commoner comes to visit. And when the Spirit Mother gives Matthew an invisibility cloak, events rapidly begin to change.

CHARACTERS:
The Dancing Princesses (should be good dancers)
Annabella
Anya
Celestia
Genevieve
Giselle
Hazel
Louisa
Rosalina
Scarlet
Suzanna
Violetta
Zelda

Spirit Mother

King Phillip

Matthew the Commoner – Ability to play guitar or lute is a plus!

Head Shoemaker

Prince of Arrogance (doubles as a Townsperson)

Handmaidens (double as Shoemaker’s Apprentices and Townpeople)

Two Royal Guards

Hearld

 

For further information call the theatre at 916-353-1001.

Holiday in the Hills Audition Notice

 

WHEN: Sunday, October 1st at 1:00 PM
            (Additional auditions for those who could not make the September 17th audition date.)
WHERE: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom, CA 95630

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: October 16th – November 30th
6:00 PM  Not everyone is called for every rehearsal.

PERFORMANCE DATES: December 2nd – December 23rd
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 4:30 PM
PLUS additional performances on December 14th, 20th & 21st at 7:00 PM, and a free performance December 1st at the annual tree lighting ceremony!

Written, Created & Directed by Mike Jimena & Connie Mockenhaupt

Rated: G

SYNOPSISHoliday In The Hills is Sutter Street Theatre’s love letter to the Holiday Season; It takes place in the late 1800’s (give or take a year or two) right here on Sutter Street where the residents of the town and surrounding areas have gotten together for a party to celebrate the season. A lot of research went into the people and places that preceded us in the late 1800’s, and everyone you see onstage was an actual resident or visitor to Folsom at that time of year. Seeing a performance of Holiday In The Hills will put you and your family in the holiday spirit or we’ll give your money back, guaranteed.

WHAT TO BRING:
● A short song with backing tracks on your phone. There will be no accompanist
●A headshot and resume if you have them.
● A complete list of any conflicts you have during the rehearsal schedule. *There can be no conflicts during tech week or performances.*

Actors of ALL ages are encouraged to audition.

The Quiltmaker’s Gift – Actors Needed!

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: November 6th – December 7th
Monday through Thursday from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Rehearsal conflicts can usually be worked out but there can be no conflicts for tech week or performances.

PERFORMANCE DATES: December 9th – December 30th
Saturdays & Sundays at 1:00 PM
PLUS additional special shows for the holiday season! December 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, & 29 at 4:00 PM

Book by Alan J. Prewitt
Music by Craig Bohmler
Lyrics by Steven Mark Kohn

Directed by Allen Schmeltz
Music Direction by Hannah Hurst

SYNOPSIS: A mysterious woman lives in the misty mountains, making beautiful quilts for the poor. Meanwhile, the greedy king is desperate to find happiness, assuming it will come from one of the many presents he has demanded from his subjects. When the woman refuses to give the king a quilt, she starts him on a journey of self-discovery that takes them both on an unexpected adventure.

*SEEKING 4 CHORUS MEMBERS!

1 Soprano, 1 Alto, 1 Bass, and 1 Tenor (2 males & 2 females, teen to adult – Prefer 2 males from teen through adult but will also consider females.) These four roles are a very important part of the play. They are the King’s ragtag soldiers in much of the show but also have other roles throughout. They are the thread that keeps things moving. They are usually seen together. Dancing is minimal. Good vocal skills, particularly within a group, are a plus since most of the chorus action on stage is in songs.

If interested, contact the Director at  allen@sutterstreettheatre.com or call 916-353-1001.

Evil Dead The Musical Audition Notice

WHEN: Sunday, August 6th at 7:00 PM
WHERE: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom, CA 95630

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: August 28th – September 21st
Monday through Thursday from
 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
TECH WEEK: September 25th – September 28th, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DATES: September 29th – November 5th
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 7:00 PM
PLUS a special performance on Halloween! Tuesday, October 31st at 7:00 PM.

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

Music Direction & Choreography by Connie Mockenhaupt
Directed by Mike Jimena

Rated: PG13 – R, Recommended for mature audiences. Parental guidance strongly advised.

SYNOPSIS: “It’s an old tale. You’ve probably heard it a hundred times. Boy and his friends go on a week-long vacation in the woods. Three friends turn into Candarian demons. One friend is killed by a forest of evil trees. Two demons are killed by their boyfriends, respectively, while one stays in the cellar trying to kill everything in sight. Like I said… pretty standard stuff.”
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. Did we mention the blood?!

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 houseware-aisle 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 show you’ve ever seen.  JOIN US!!!!!

**DISCLAIMERS**

This show has a LOT of fake blood. The actors must be open to/comfortable with contact with fake blood and handling fake blood props responsibly.

Actors MUST be 18+ to audition.

WHAT TO BRING:
● 16 – 32 bar cut of a song of your choice. Feel free to sing something from a musical or a rock song showcasing your voice to the best of its ability. Please bring an accompaniment on your phone. An accompanist will not be provided.
●A headshot and resume if you have them.
● A complete list of any conflicts you have during the rehearsal schedule. *There can be no conflicts during tech week or performances.*

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
Ash (Male, Tenor/Baritone): The hero and iconic character of the musical. This devoted S-Mart housewares employee evolves over the course of the show from a cowardly college student to a wisecracking Deadite slayer with his detachable hand chainsaw and 12 gauge “boomstick.”

Linda (Female, Mezzo-Soprano): The girl next door. Linda is sweet, thoughtful, and completely devoted to Ash, until she turns evil and tries to kill him. She laughs an annoyingly inordinate amount of time after transforming.

Cheryl (Female, Mezzo-Soprano): Ash’s sister and the odd woman out in the group. Looking to spend a week relaxing, she is the recipient of Scotty’s jokes and torment. The only one to sense the evil surrounding the cabin, she is the first to be possessed, turning her into an aggressive, foul-mouthed demon that speaks in very bad puns. Spends the majority of the show locked in the cellar.

Scotty (Male, Tenor/Baritone): Good looking, cocky, a prankster and Ash’s best friend. Thinks himself the brave one until he’s forced to kill, then his panic leads him to flee. He returns to warn Ash about the woods and attempts to help his friend even as he is knocking on death’s door.

Shelly (Female, Mezzo-Soprano): Beautiful, easy, and not too smart. She is Scotty’s latest fling and looking to party. Just because she becomes an evil demon doesn’t mean she can’t look good doing it!

Annie (Female, Mezzo-Soprano): Quite the overbearing explorer who finds missing pages to the Necronomicon and wants to reunite with her father to continue their research. Very bossy and drawn to Ash. Must be comfortable in a tear away semi-revealing costume.

Ed (Male, Tenor/Baritone): Annie’s coworker, boyfriend, and doormat. He travels with her to the cabin to proceed with their research of the book of the dead. After turning evil, his confidence may lack but this “Bit Part Demon” is ready to sing!

Jake (Male, Tenor/Baritone): Lonely stranger with a meatloaf voice.

Ensemble Roles:
Evil Trees/Deadites/Chorus: These are the true comedians of the show. A nasty group of trees out to get the campers and will stop at nothing and the evil Deadites! Will sing and dance.

Moose: A possessed, singing, Candarian Demon moose head! That enough makes it awesome, except once moose get going they never stop! Puppetry and singing.

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SPAMALOT Emergency Casting Call!

Looking for 3-5 Female dancers

As Laker Girls who will be playing additional ensemble  parts. Must be able to dance, sing and act. May be given small lines/bit parts.

Dates:
Rehearses June 5-July 7, Monday-Thursday, 6/7pm-10pm
Performs July 8-August 13, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 4:30pm

If interested, contact Director Connie Mockenhaupt at 916-275-5961.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Audition Notice

WHEN: Sunday, August 27th, 2023 at 7:00 PM
WHERE: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: September 11th – October 5th
Monday through Thursday evenings, precise time TBD.
Possibility of a few weekend rehearsals.

PERFORMANCE DATES: October 7th – October 29th
Saturdays & Sundays at 1:00 PM

Adapted by Kathryn Schultz Miller, from the story by Washington Irving

Directed by Allen Schmeltz

SYNOPSIS: The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow is fun and spooky, adapted from the classic story by Washington Irving and presented with all the thrills, chills and laughs that keep audiences on the edge of their seats. The storybook tale revolves around three main characters—the bumbling, awkward schoolteacher Ichabod, the coquettish Katrina, and Ichabod’s brutish rival Brom Bones. It even saves the best for last—the ride of the Headless Horseman. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is perfectly exciting family entertainment for the Halloween season!

WHAT TO BRING:
●A headshot and resume if you have them.
● A complete list of any conflicts you have during the rehearsal schedule. *There can be no conflicts during tech week or performances.*
The audition will consist of cold readings from the script. This is a non-musical.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Ichabod Crane: This role is precast.

Katrina Van Tassel: This role is precast.

Brom Bones (Male in his 20s-30s): Ichabod’s roaring, roistering rival.

Chorus/Ensemble (a minimum of 6, mid/late teens to young adults): The chorus never leaves the stage and keeps the play running as well as playing all the other characters (animals, ghosts etc.) in the play.

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Spamalot Audition Notice

Monty Python’s Spamalot
Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle
Director, Musical Director, Choreographer: Connie Mockenhaupt

When: Sunday May 21 at 7:00pm
Where: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom 95630

All roles are open for teens and adults both male and female. No roles are precast. The audition will consist of a prepared song and cold readings from the script plus some dancing. Dress appropriately for movement if you are auditioning for a dancing role.

What to bring: A head shot and resume if you have them plus a prepared short song with backing tracks on your phone. There will not be an accompanist available.

The show runs on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 4:30pm from July 8 through August 13, 2023.

Rehearsals are currently scheduled from Monday through Thursday in the evenings, May 30 through July 7. There is no rehearsal currently scheduled on July 3 & 4. There can be no conflicts for tech week (July 5, 6 & 7) or the performances. We can usually work around rehearsal conflicts if they are minor.

Synopsis: Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention a bevy of beautiful showgirls? The outrageous, uproarious, and gloriously entertaining story of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake will delight audiences as they search for the Holy Grail and “always look on the bright side of life.”

 

CHARACTERS

KING ARTHUR- The King of England who sets out on a quest to form the Knights of the Roundtable and find the Holy Grail. Great Humor. Good singer.

SIR ROBIN- A Knight of the Roundtable. Ironically called ‘Sir Robin the Brave,’ though he couldn’t be more cowardly. Joins the Knights for the singing and dancing.

SIR LANCELOT- A Knight of the Roundtable. He is fearless to a bloody fault but through a twist of fate, does discover his ‘softer side.’

PATSY- King Arthur’s horse and servant. Under-appreciated but always longing for King Arthur’s approval. Good, funny, physical mover with some tap dancing.

SIR GALAHAD- A Knight of the Roundtable. Begins as Dennis, a lower class ‘mud gatherer’ who becomes Knighted and transforms into the dashing Sir Galahad.

SIR BEDEVERE- A Knight of the Roundtable. An inept scholar.

THE LADY OF THE LAKE- A Diva. Strong, beautiful, possesses mystical powers. The leading lady of the show. Great singing voice is essential, as she must be able to sing effortlessly in many styles and vocal registers.

LAKER GIRLS- Back-up dancers for the LADY OF THE LAKE. Described in a script note as “six scantily-clad ladies in fronds.”

HISTORIAN: A tweedy academic.

MAYOR- A jolly red-faced man who advertises the merits of his home town.

BROTHER MAYNARD- A long-winded monk.

PRINCE HERBERT’S FATHER- A wealthy, brutish Yorkshireman man at odds with his sensitive son.

THE BLACK KNIGHT- Is always ready to duel despite multiple injuries.

THE FRENCH TAUNTER- An arrogant, condescending, over-the-top Frenchman.

DENNIS GALAHAD’S MOTHER- a shrill peasant woman.

CONCORDE- Sir Lancelot’s horse.

The KNIGHT OF NI- An absurd, cartoonish leader of a peculiar group of Knights.

TIM THE ENCHANTER- a ghostly being with a Scottish accent.

NOT DEAD FRED- A sickly little fellow who, despite others’ beliefs, claims he is “not yet dead.”

FRENCH GUARD- The condemnatory French sidekick to the French Taunter.

MINSTREL- In Sir Robin’s band.

PRINCE HERBERT- The hopeful and frilly prince who loves to sing and pines for his love atop a tower.

Plus many more great ensemble roles!

For further information call the theatre at 916-353-1001.

Monty Python’s Spamalot Audition

audition notice..

EMERGENCY CASTING CALL: Cabaret

Director: Sam Williams
Music Director: David Williams
Choreographer: Sarah Williams

When: Sunday April 22 at 10:00 AM
Where: Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter Street, Folsom 95630

The audition will consist of a prepared song and cold readings from the script plus some
dancing. Dress appropriately for movement if you are auditioning for a dancing role.

What to bring: A head shot and resume if you have them plus a prepared short song
with sheet music. There will be an accompanist available, so sheet music is preferred.
If that is not possible backing tracks on your phone are acceptable.

We are looking for 6 male actors to fill the following roles:
Ernst
Max
Bobby
Victor
Hans
Herbert

The show runs May 26-June 25
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 4:30pm

Rehearsals are April 15-May 25, Monday-Thursday evenings. There can be no conflicts for tech week or performances. We can usually work around rehearsal conflicts if they’re minor.
For further information call the Director at 916-600-2096

Cabaret Audition

 

Book by Joe Masteroff, Music by John Kander
Director: Sam Williams
Musical Director: David Williams
Choreographer: Sarah Williams

When: Sunday April 2 at 7:00pm
Where: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom 95630

The audition will consist of a prepared song and cold readings from the script plus some
dancing. Dress appropriately for movement if you are auditioning for a dancing role.

What to bring: A head shot and resume if you have them plus a prepared short song
with sheet music. There will be an accompanist available, so sheet music is preferred.
If that is not possible backing tracks on your phone are acceptable.

The role of the emcee is precast. All other roles are open.

The show runs on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 4:30pm from May
26 through June 25.

Rehearsals are Monday through Thursday in the evenings, April 10 through May 25.
There can be no conflicts for tech week (May 22 – May 25) or the performances. We
can usually work around rehearsal conflicts if they are minor.

For further information call the theatre at 916-353-1001.

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown Auditions

Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Directed by Brayden Plumb
Vocal Direction by Hannah Hurst

Audition Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 10am
Callback Date: Monday, April 24, 2023 at 7pm
Location: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom

* AGES 16 AND OLDER TO AUDITION *

This show is typically done with kids, but is written to be played by adults or young adults for comedic effect. For that reason, we will only be casting actors ages 16 and older. This show will be cast around the ages of those who audition, so make sure to let your fellow actor friends in your age range know about the auditions!

Rehearsal Schedule: https://tinyurl.com/charlie-brown-schedule

Tech Week: May 29th to June 1st

Show Dates: June 3rd to 25th, Saturdays & Sundays at 1pm

Due to the very short rehearsal process, conflicts will be very hard to work around. Try to have as few as possible. The Saturday rehearsals, tech week, and show dates are all REQUIRED.

What to Bring:

  • Resume & Headshot
  • All Schedule Conflicts (if any)
  • A 32 bar music track of a Broadway Musical song of similar style. (Less than 1 minute of music though please)

Music Note: This show will be performed with tracks, and not a live band. For this reason auditions will NOT have a live accompanist. Bring a track on your phone and make sure it can plug into an aux headphone port.

Any additional concerns or questions can be sent to the director Brayden at braydenplumb@gmail.com.

 

SUMMARY

With charm, wit, and heart, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown explores life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts gang. This revue of songs and vignettes, based on the beloved Charles Schulz comic strip, Musical numbers include “My Blanket and Me,” “The Kite,” “The Baseball Game,” “Little Known Facts,” “Suppertime,” and “Happiness.” Guaranteed to please audiences of all ages!

 

CHARACTERS

CHARLIE BROWN – Baritone – A lovable loser, a child possessed of endless determination and hope, but who is ultimately dominated by his insecurities and a “permanent case of bad luck”. He is often taken advantage of by his peers. Looking for a strong Baritone voice and character actor who can drive the show.

LUCY VAN PELT – Mezzo-Soprano – A crabby, bossy, selfish girl! She is especially mean to Charlie Brown and her “stupid” little brother Linus. Lucy is in love with Schroeder who has NO interest in her whatsoever. Lucy is loud, obnoxious and has a very strong personality. We would rather see the obnoxious aspect of Lucy in the physicality than the vocals in your audition for this role.

LINUS VAN PELT – Baritone – He is Lucy’s younger brother. Linus always means well and tries to smooth over any storms that arise amongst the gang. A source of frustration for him is Lucy, who always belittles him, particularly over his “stupid blanket” which is always at his side. He is one of Charlie Brown’s best friends. Strong actor that can play Linus more serious down to earth side, which gives him his comedic side. Tap experience is a plus!

SCHROEDER – Tenor – He has a precocious skill at playing the piano, as well as by his love of classical music and the composer Ludwig van Beethoven. Lucy is infatuated with Schroeder but since Beethoven is a lifelong bachelor, Schroeder feels that he must emulate every aspect of his idol’s life. A strong tenor and character actor that can show his more composed side, as well as his obsessive side.

SNOOPY – Tenor – He is Charlie Brown’s pet beagle, and is owned and cared for by Charlie Brown although at times it is not clear who is in charge. Snoopy is blessed with a rich fantasy life. A strong physical and comedic actor that can really sell Snoopy’s imagination, and show how ravenous of a dog he can be.

SALLY BROWN – Soprano – Charlie Brown’s younger sister. Sally has a “take it easy” approach to life, preferring to slide by while doing as little work as possible.  She is hopelessly in love with Linus. Sally has philosophies on life although they are not the most well thought out philosophies. A strong comedic actor who can show Sally’s more innocent younger side but also her cynical views on life.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Auditions

Book, Music and Lyrics by Carol Weiss
Directed by Allen Schmeltz

When: Sunday, March 5 at 7:00pm
Where: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom 95630

This is a musical. Musical director to be determined. 

The audition will consist of a prepared song and cold readings from the script.

What to bring: head shot and resume if you have them plus a prepared short song with
a CD accompaniment or backing tracks on your phone There will not be an
accompanist.

All roles are open with none precast.

The show runs on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00pm from April 22 to May 21.

Rehearsals are usually Monday through Thursday in the evenings, March 20 through
April 20. Some weekend rehearsals may also be scheduled if needed. There can be no
conflicts for tech week (April 16-20) or the performances. We can usually work around
rehearsal conflicts if they are minor.

Cast Descriptions
 
Witch Wicked – (female – older teen to adult) a Southern witch, who loves her Special
Powers, a bit forgetful.

The Queen – (female – older teen to adult) cold, evil and beautiful, a spoiled brat.

Mirror – (male or female, child to teen) has major attitude, but is also wise.

Snow White – (female, older teen or young adult) Sweet but with backbone.
 
Sir Pompous – (male, older teen to adult) The Queen’s Minister. Good-hearted, but a nervous nellie. Perhaps a bit vain. Afraid of the Queen.

The Prince – (male, older teen to young adult) a clever and brave typical fairy tale
prince.

Lady Penelope – (female, older teen to adult) a lady-in-waiting. Suspicious about everything.

Lady Lucinda – (female, older teen to adult) a lady-in-waiting. Very vain.

Lady Mathilda – (female, older teen to adult) a lady-in-waiting. Nice, not too bright.

Sir Clumsy – (male, older teen to adult) as his name implies.

Sir Silly – (male, older teen to adult) he and Clumsy are sort of the two stooges.

The Dwarfs: (the dwarfs can be male or female, children to teens and we may even
consider adults)

Picker and Packer – the twins, more muscle than brains
Cutter – always nervous
Grinder – probably chubby because he loves to eat
Woeful – always sad and crying
Mouse – he’s mute and mimes
Keeper – gruff, the leader of the dwarfs

Murder on the Orient Express Audition

Adapted by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Connie Mockenhaupt

When: Sunday, January 22 at 7:00pm
Where: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom

REHEARSALS: January 30 – March 2 on Mondays through Thursdays at 7:00pm.
PERFORMANCES: March 3 – April 2 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 4:30pm

WHAT TO BRING: A resume and head shot if you have them. Auditions will be cold readings
from the script.

SYNOPSIS: Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious
train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer.
An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed eight times, his door locked from
the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on detective Hercule
Poirot to identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again.

Character Descriptions:

Hercule Poirot: Male, 55-65
A famous Belgian detective; a "Big" personality; authoritative, witty, charismatic and slightly
pompous; driven to find the answers, good or bad, with a strong moral sense; very aware of his
ability and his well deserved reputation.

Monsieur Bouc: Male, 30s-60s
A Belgian man of good humor; playful, proud, generous; a predilection for grandeur; a
whirlwind of energy; must be an excellent comedian.

Mary Debenham: Female, 30s-40s
An English beauty; a governess, capable yet romantic; a sadness around her eyes and a
hardness about her person.

Hector MacQueen: Male, 30s-40s
Tightly wound, edgy and nervous; he seems to always be on the verge of falling apart or coming
unwound.

Michel the Conductor/Marcel: Male, 30s-60s
One actor will play two roles: Michel: a good-looking Frenchman, about 40, a quiet, almost
grave sense of humor; unfailingly polite; Marcel: a Turkish waiter, snooty, smooth; must have
great comic timing.

Princess Dragomiroff: Female, Older
A Russian dowager; very formal, a sweeping, impressive presence; imperial, impatient.

Greta Ohlsson: Female, 20s-60s
Inherently odd, and very devout Swedish woman; a frightened, sheeplike quality; must be an
excellent comedienne with a Swedish accent.

Countess Andrenyi: Female, 20s-40s
Brilliantly beautiful, like something out of a fairytale; impeccably put together, with a warmth
that wins over everyone she meets; her delicacy belies a steely edge; she is no wilting flower;
Hungarian accent.

Helen Hubbard: Female, 40s-60s
An outspoken and flamboyant American from the Midwest; jovial, obnoxious, domineering,
deliciously nosy and brash; unapologetic; must be an excellent comedienne.

Samuel Ratchett: Male, 30s-60s
Middle-aged American businessman, evil at heart and frightening, brusque, unforgiving, stern
demeanor; pushy, domineering.

Colonel Arbuthnot: Male 30s-60s
Scotsman, also middle aged, handsome, very matter of fact, occasionally tender; must have
great comic timing.

Alice in Wonderland Audition

Written by Kathryn Schultz Miller
Directed by Mike Jimena

When: Wednesday, December 28 at 7:00pm
Where: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom

Casting for two actors ages 13 through adult to play multiple roles; Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Cheshire Cat, Caterpillar plus a puppeteer for some characters.

REHEARSAL: Wednesdays, January 4, 11 & 18 at 4:00pm and Tech Week, January 23-26 at 6:00pm.
PERFORMANCES: January 28 – February 26 on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00pm

WHAT TO BRING: A resume and head shot if you have them. Auditions will be cold readings from the script.

SYNOPSIS: Welcome to Wonderland where everything is curiouser and curiouser! Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in this exciting adventure full of strange and fantastic characters. As Alice makes her way through the Tulgey Wood, she quickly meets characters such as the White Rabbit and Queen of Hearts. So don’t be late! Come join Alice and her friends for a short, fun-filled, journey through Wonderland.