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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 is on Sunday, August 14 at 7:00pm

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

 

The show runs from October 8 – October 30

 

Rehearsals start 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.

 

Pee-Wee Series: Stone Soup

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

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

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Pee-Wee Series: The Adventures of Super Bunny

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

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

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Spongebob Musical: Live on Stage!

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

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

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

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

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Dorothy Meets Alice or the Wizard of Wonderland

September 3 – September 25
Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM

Book and Lyrics by Joseph Robinette
Music by Karl Jurman

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

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR.

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

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

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

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

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Disney’s The Lion King Experience JR.

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

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

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

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Sarah, Plain and Tall

January 22- February 13
Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM

Written by By Joseph Robinette

Set in the early 1900s, this play brings to life the charming, heartwarming story of a Kansas farmer, Jacob Witting, a widower with two children—Anna and Caleb, who places an ad in the newspapers seeking a wife. He receives a letter from a Sarah Wheaton of Maine who says she will visit the family for a month to see how things work out: “I will come by train. I will wear a yellow bonnet. I am plain and tall.” Narrated by Anna reminiscing on the eve of her wedding, the story unfolds in a fascinating flashback on that often exciting, sometimes tumultuous month when Sarah and the Wittings came to know one another and learned a few things about themselves as well. The joys and challenges of everyday life are richly depicted in this classic which the New York Times called “an exquisite, sometimes painfully touching tale.” The School Library Journal said the book “is filled with wisdom and gentle humor…a tender story about the fragile beginnings of a family relationship on its way to permanence.”

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Urinetown

February 26 – March 20
Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM

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

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

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

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Pinocchio

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

Written by Kathryn Schultz Miller

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

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

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Sunshine Boys

November 5- November 27
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sunday at 4:00 PM

Written by Neil Simon

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

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Evil Dead The Musical 2022

October 1- October 31
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sundays at 7:00 PM

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

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

 

For mature audiences only.

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And Then There Were None

August 27- September 25
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sunday at 4:00 PM

Written by Agatha Christy

Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, the bloodbath begins and one by one they are brutally murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme.

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Thoroughly Modern Millie

July 22 – August 21
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sunday at 4:00 PM

Book by Richard Henry Morris and Dick Scanlan
Lyrics by Dick Scanlan
Music by Jeanine Tesori

Set in New York City in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of young Millie Dillmount from Kansas, who comes to New York in search of a new life for herself. Her grand plan is to find a job as a secretary for a wealthy man and then marry him. However, her plan goes completely awry. The owner of her dingy hotel kidnaps young girls to sell to the Far East, her wealthy boss is slow in proposing marriage and the man she actually falls in love with doesn’t have a dime to his name… or so he tells her.

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Peter and the Starcatcher

June 3 – July 10
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sunday at 4:00 PM

Book by Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

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The Play That Goes Wrong

April 29 – May 29
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sunday at 4:00 PM

Written By Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields

The Play That Goes Wrong begins before the curtain has even been raised, as the audience are present while the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society prepare to stage their new production – the 1920s murder mystery ‘Murder at Haversham Manor’. However the set is not yet complete and there is no time to finish it off…..the show must go on!

With a murder (and a moving corpse) established from the beginning, the murder mystery gets into full flow. However, the props start to disappear, actors go missing and the set begins to collapse around, and often on, the cast. Mayhem ensues, the acting gets worse, and the set becomes increasingly dangerous, but the company struggle on regardless. The question is whether any of the cast and crew will remain standing, or conscious, by the final curtain?!

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Best Man

February 19 – March 13
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sunday at 4:00 PM

Written by Gore Vidal

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?

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I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

January 14- February 14
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sunday at 4:00 PM

Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro
Music by Jimmy Roberts

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?”   

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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.

Holiday Special 2021

Holiday Special – December 1-23

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Workshops Holiday Special – December 1-23

                                                                                                         Regular price                          Holiday price

Urinetown (Feb 26- Mar 20 / ages 13-20):                       $450                           $400

Lion King (Jun 25, 26 & Jul 2, 3, 9 ,10 / ages 6-12):       $400                          $350

Beauty and the Beast (Jul 30- Aug 21/ ages 12-18):     $425                           $375

 

Tickets- Holiday Special

10% off tickets to I love you, You’re Perfect, Now Change and Pinocchio. To use this discount call the box office, (916) 353-1001, and say the secret word “Heart.” This deal will be valid from December 1-23.

 

 

Flex Passes- Holiday Special

Off Broadway Series Flex Ticket Prices

(Cannot be used for Evil Dead the Musical)

General Admission              Senior Admission              Children 12 & Under

9 Vouchers                               9 Vouchers                             9 Vouchers

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$185                                           $165                                             $120

6 Vouchers                               6 Vouchers                               6 Vouchers

(Value – $130)                           (Value – $114)                             (Value – $80)

$120                                            $105                                           $75

Family Series Flex Ticket Prices

General Admission              Senior Admission              Children 12 & Under

7 Vouchers                               7 Vouchers                             7 Vouchers

(Value – $126)                          (Value – $114)                             (Value – $75)

$95                                          $90                                               $70

5 Vouchers                                5 Vouchers                                5 Vouchers

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$85                                            $75                                               $65