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The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 Audition Notice

When: Sunday, April 14th, 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. 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!.

Shrek The Musical Jr. Audition Notice

 

Come one, come all! Below is the character descriptions, plot summary, and soundtrack link for Shrek the Musical Jr.

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

Storytellers Wonderful roles for performers with natural stage presence and big, clear voices. These characters are important for setting up the world and moving the story forward.

Shrek – He may be a big, scary, green ogre to the rest of the world, but as the story reveals, he’s really just a big fellow with a big heart. It is great if Shrek is a solid singer and excellent actor with comedic chops.

Fiona – She may appear to be an ideal princess straight from the fairy tale books, but there is more to her than that stereotypical image. She is an audacious young lady with a wonderful sense of humor and – surprisingly – manners akin to those of a teenage boy. This needs to be a performer who can do it all: act, sing and dance.

Young Fiona – Young Fiona and Teen Fiona are younger versions of Fiona and should have solid singing voices.

Teen Fiona – Young Fiona and Teen Fiona are younger versions of Fiona and should have solid singing voices.

Lord Farquaad – A very short man with huge ambition! He is solely interested in gaining as much power as possible. This is a role for a good singer, but most importantly, a comedian who isn’t afraid of making bold choices or looking silly.

Donkey – A brash, loud, fast-talking animal with no concept of “quiet time.” This role needs a performer who can sing well and has a whole lot of presence and character. They should complement Shrek as his loyal and ever-faithful sidekick.

Dragon – A role that requires a lot of soul and spunk. She is a ferocious fire-breathing dragon but finds a surprising love in Donkey. A performer who has tremendous presence and a good pop singing voice.

Mama Ogre – Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence. Should be good singers.

Papa Ogre – Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence. Should be good singers.

Little Ogre – A role just right for a smaller, younger performer who is new to the stage. He may not have lines but he is very important to the storytelling.

Pinocchio – The wooden boy who cannot tell a lie without his nose growing. Pinocchio begins in a sour mood about his second-class status but ends the story as a natural leader among the Fairy Tale Creatures. This is a performer with a lot of personality who can sing well.

The Three Little Pigs – Pig 1, Pig 2 And Pig 3. The classic three little pigs with a German twist.

Ugly Duckling – He may be bitter about his unfortunate appearance, but he does find camaraderie among his fellow fairy tale outcasts. This is a fun comedic role for a performer.

The Three Bears – Mama Bear, Papa Bear, and Baby Bear. Great cameo roles for young performers who have little performing experience but make a complementary group.

Wicked Witch – A great role for a young performer destined to be a character actress. She has a big personality!

Big Bad Wolf – He doesn’t need to be a scary, threatening big-bad-wolf type. At this point, he’s a pretty tame wolf. This is a fun role for a newcomer to the stage.

Gingy – A great cameo role for a young performer who is as earnest as can be. Gingy is based on the Gingerbread Man who runs away like a fugitive from his baking captors. Need a performer with great energy to play this role.

Peter Pan – The boy who never grew up, and he continues to act the part in this story. Looking for a performer who will have fun physicalizing the character.

Captain Of The Guard – This role is just right for an actor with some inherent strength and authority. He or she doesn’t have to have a lot of stage experience; just need a big, booming voice and someone who isn’t scared to put all the Fairy Tale Creatures in their place.

Knights – The Dragon’s background singers who all tried at some point to save Fiona from her tower but were held hostage by the Dragon. Performers who can sing well and have some soul just like the Dragon.

Dwarf – Farquaad’s comparably short and grumpy father. This is a perfect cameo role for a young performer.

Ensemble – The Fairy Tale Creatures make up the heart of the show. These characters are taken from the story books but have a bit of a comedic twist. Other standout ensemble roles include: The Guards, Duloc Performers, Puss in Boots, Rooster, Pied Piper, Rats and the Bishop. Ensemble roles like Birds, Trees, Deer, Woodland Creatures and Fairy Tale Creatures help make up the backbone of the musical.

SUMMARY

Shrek the Musical is a one-of-a-kind, hilarious fairy tale in which curses are reversed, monsters get the girls, donkeys and dragons find love, and princesses are beautiful in all shapes and sizes. Grumpy, gruff, green ogre Shrek lives alone in his swamp. The world is fearful and mocking of him, and he is more than happy to leave the world to itself, in turn. Suddenly, his hermit existence is thrown open, when a group of homeless fairytale characters — Pinocchio, the Gingerbread Man, the Three Little Pigs, and more — burst upon his swamp, seeking refuge from the persecution of the cruel, vertically-challenged Lord Farquaad. Shrek seeks out Farquaad, who offers him a deal: if Shrek rescues the Princess Fiona (whom Farquaad wishes to marry for her crown), then Farquaad will ensure the return of Shrek’s swamp by returning the Fairytale Creatures to their homes. In a desperate attempt to regain his swamp’s hermetic peace, Shrek enters the world for the first time in his life. He travels to Princess Fiona’s prison, rescues her from a fire-breathing dragon, and then – scariest of all – is forced to get to know the princess as he tries to bring her back to evil Farquaad to the determinedly unsocial ogre’s dismay, Fiona is very different from what he expected a princess to be. She may even provoke Shrek’s most novel experience yet: Love. With dazzling sets, whimsical puppetry, high-energy dance numbers, and laughs by the minute, Shrek the Musical transforms the contemporary children’s book and popular animated feature film into a stage musical that is sure to entertain and make audiences believers in happy endings for all!

LINK TO SOUNDTRACK (JUNIOR VERSION):

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1m04KVklyHSkYGqtKxSihEr_PFnQs6D3

 

Heathers Audition Info

Heathers The Musical: Teen Edition

Greetings and Salutations! Below is the Cast information, summary, and music links for Heathers the Musical: Teen Eddition

 

Character List:

VERONICA SAWYER – 17. She burns to be both cool and kind, but doesn’t know yet how to be both at the same time. Fierce sense of right and wrong, keen sense of ironic humor. Thinks she’s an old soul, but she’s still innocent enough to be blindsided by love/hormones (or shocked by cruelty). Voice: High belting required, up to Ab. Must have dynamic and stylistic range.

JD – 17. He is darkly charismatic, compelling, attractive, charming on the outside yet very damaged on the inside. Keen smarts and strong inventive comedy. Voice: Strong, confident belt to at least an Ab, A preferable; wide emotional range.

HEATHER CHANDLER – 17. Richest, hottest, most magnetic, cruelest girl in town. Relishes power and wields it like a scalpel – no fear, no patience, no mercy. Voice: Strong belt to F or higher preferred.  Mezzo for chorus. NOTE: In certain choral songs Chandler can switch parts with her other Heathers as needed.

HEATHER MCNAMARA – 17. Beautiful, innocent, stupid, can be mean on command if Heather Chandler orders it, but actually quite vulnerable and fearful. Voice: Strong belt to Db, D preferred. Soprano for chorus. NOTE: in certain choral songs Heather Mac and Duke can switch vocal parts as needed.

HEATHER DUKE – 17. Whipping-girl of the 3 Heathers. When she finally becomes Queen Bee she wields power like a bulldozer. Alto for chorus. Voice: Strong belt to C, D preferred.  Alto for chorus. NOTE: in certain choral songs Heather Duke and Mac can switch vocal parts as needed.

MARTHA DUNNSTOCK – 17. Nicknamed “Martha Dumptruck”, the opposite of hot, confident, or popular. Huge and beautiful soul, optimistic even in the face of rejection. Voice: Strong belt to E or F, wide vocal expression.

RAM SWEENEY – 17, Linebacker. Big, insensitive to the feelings of others, ruled by appetites. Voice: Strong Baritone, belt to G, some Falsetto useful.

KURT KELLY – 17. Quarterback and Captain. Big, chiseled, rude, entitled, cocky. Mean, thinks he’s the brains in the friendship with Ram. Voice: Tenor, strong belt to Ab or A, some Falsetto. NOTE: in certain songs Ram and Kurt can switch choral assignment if, say, Ram sings higher than Kurt.

RAM’S DAD – Former football player turned suburban Dad, has never outgrown his glory days in high school. Hates weakness, but capable of soul-searching when tragedy strikes.

BIG BUD DEAN – JD’s single Dad. Big jolly personality that barely conceals the enormous rage bubbling just below the surface. Quite possibly a serial bomber.

COACH RIPPER – Stalwart, man’s man; quick to defend his players.

MS. FLEMING – Aging hippie teacher, still yearning for the day the Age of Aquarius reaches Ohio. Hungry for the spotlight, resentful of entitled youth. Aging hippie teacher, still yearning for the day the Age of Aquarius reaches Ohio. Hungry for the spotlight, resentful of entitled youth.

VERONICA’S MOM – Easygoing, distant, yet capable of laying down the law. Voice: Great belt up to C, higher always welcome.

KURT’S DAD – Straight-laced, very conservative, also former football player. A simple guy, not book smart, you’d be happy to share a beer with him.

VERONICA’S DAD – Easygoing and distant.

PRINCIPAL GOWAN -Rumpled, burned out, hates conflict.

BELEAGUERED GEEK (BOY 1) – A put-upon, bitter geek. Voice: Bari (up to F#) or Tenor (up to A).

PREPPY STUD (BOY 2) – A blowdried 80’s preppy. Voice: Bass (up to E) or Bari (up to G#).

HIPSTER DORK (BOY 3) – Thinks he’s Ducky from ‘Pretty In Pink.’ Voice: Bari (up to F#) or Tenor (up to A).

NEW WAVE GIRL (GIRL 1) – A sullen New Wave girl. Voice: Belt to at least C# (a Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).

STONER CHICK (GIRL 2) – A fuzzyheaded stoner chick. Voice: Belt to at least C# (a Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).

YOUNG REPUBLICANETTE (GIRL 3) – A tennis-playing, uptight Student Council type. Voice: Belt to at least C# (Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).

 

SUMMARY

Heathers The Musical: Teen Edition is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously handsome new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized butt… but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.

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

Are you in, or are you out?

Changes made to the Teen Edition

(1) Removal of curse words as well as onstage smoking, drinking and R-rated sexual scenes (note: there are still PG-13 sexual scenes).
(2) Replace “Blue” with “You’re Welcome,” a new song created by the authors that adds Veronica’s perspective.
(3) Changes to lyrics and stage directions of “Big Fun” to remove drinking and recreational drug use.
(4) Changes to lyrics and stage directions of “Dead Girl Walking” to remove R-rated sexual scenes.

 

Link to the soundtrack (teen edition):

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1m04KVklyHSkYGqtKxSihEr_PFnQs6D3

 

Freaky Friday

Book by Bridget Carpenter

Music and Lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey

 

When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one anothers’ struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter.

 

Call (916) 353-1001 for information.

Measure for Measure

A Comedy by William Shakespeare

Directed by Conrad Cecil

The Duke leaves in his position a blackmailer, who picks on a young lady who was going to become a nun, to get her playboy brother off the death penalty. Meanwhile, the townspeople are still trying to do business in these times of regime change… What will happen next?!

 

Performances:

June 11th – June 20th

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm

Sundays at 4:00pm

Call 916-353-1001 to reserve your tickets today!

COVID-19 Updates

Latest Update

November 18, 2020

 

Sutter Street Theatre has undertaken big changes to adjust to our world’s changing needs.  Take a look at what we’re doing!

  • Our new OptiClean Negative Air Machine and Air Scrubber with HEPA filter removes particles as small as 0.3 microns and puts clean air into the room.
  • We’ve reduced audience capacity to 25%.
  • Workshops and classes have been reduced to a handful of people or moved outside entirely.
  • There is now a second bathroom in our Annex to allow for easier social distancing.
  • Holiday in the Hills is getting a COVID-19 makeover! Learn more here.

It’s no secret that the arts are struggling but here at Sutter Street Theatre, we keep finding a way!

If you have any questions about how you can help or about our COVID-19 changes, please call (916) 353-1001.

Covid-19 Statement

August 19, 2020

 

Dear Friends,

Thank you for all your support over the past 14 years and for being a part of the Sutter Street Theatre family. We are looking forward to the next 20 years!

We are in the process of adjusting the schedule to accommodate postponed performances, classes, and rehearsals.

If you have purchased any tickets for any shows, you may take advantage of the following options:

1) Postpone your tickets to a later performance of these shows.

2) Receive credit for a comparably priced ticket that will be good for any show.

3) Donate the price of your ticket to Sutter Street Theatre to help us during this difficult time.  We will give you a donation letter for tax purposes upon request.

If you would like to donate to help us through the COVID-19 crisis it would be greatly appreciated. Any amount would be a great help. Just call our office at (916) 353-1001.

*Please note that all donations go directly to the running of the theater.

We thank you for your understanding and patience as we deal with this worldwide crisis.

Please call us at 916-353-1001 if you need help or information.

Sincerely,

Mike Jimena – Managing Director

Connie Mockenhaupt – Artistic Director

The Board of Sutter Street Theatre

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Audition Notice: A Tailor for Ladies

by George Feydeau

Translated and freely adapted by Peter Meech

Directed by Conrad Cecil

When:

Auditions: Sunday, February 16 at 7:00pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, February 19 at 7:00pm

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

REHEARSALS:  March 2 – April 2 weekday evenings 7-10pm

PERFORMANCE DATES: April 3 – April 26 Fridays & Saturdays 8:00pm and Sundays 4:00pm..  You MUST be available for all performance dates.

What to bring: Please bring a headshot and resume if you have them. Prepare a brief (1-2 minute) comic monologue. You will be asked to read from the script.

Synopsis

Paris, 1880, the height of the Belle Epoque. Sleeping in separate bedrooms since their arranged marriage, Dr. Moulineau and his wife Yvonne hardly know each other. When she accuses him of having an affair, Moulineau enlists the help of a friend whose bizarre behavior only adds to his wife’s suspicions. Things get worse for the doctor with the arrival of a crazed mother-in-law, an enraged army officer and his wayward wife, and figures from Moulineau’s checkered past… Fortunately, love conquers all, and it does so hilariously in this classic French farce.

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Dr. Moulineau, a Parisian doctor.
Male, 40’s, any ethnicity.
After a checkered youth, Henri Moulineau has become a respectable doctor with a beautiful wife and a comfortable Parisian life. Unfortunately, he has been living a life of enforced celibacy for the past six months and he is now desperate for female diversion…

Yvonne Moulineau, the doctor’s wife
Female, late 20’s, any ethnicity.
Yvonne Moulineau is a generous spirit and the only child of a wealthy and domineering mother, whom she both obeys and seeks to be free from. Yvonne’s natural tendency to see the best in others is overshadowed by the suspicions her mother has cast in her mind. These two opposing traits are stretched to breaking point by her recent marriage to the charming Doctor Henri Moulineau…

Etienne, servant to the Moulineau household
Male, 30s, any ethnicity
Etienne is the mercurial servant to Henri Moulineau. A sensitive, albeit gossipy creature, a survivor of life’s ups and downs, Etienne takes advantage, like his master, of situations as they come up. He prides himself on being the guarantee of domestic harmony: but his strategies don’t always pan out as he imagines they will…

Madame Aigreville, Yvonne’s mother
Female, 50s, any ethnicity
Yvonne’s formidable mother. A five-star divorcée, Madame Aigreville could rival King Henry VIII of England for ex-spouses. Obsessed about social appearances, and a kind of sentimental tyrant, Madame Aigreville’s main concern is making sure her daughter’s recent marriage appears respectable, and that the husband is behaving. She is a forceful, merciless woman who will stop at nothing to have her way…

Suzanne Aubin, the doctor’s patient
Female, 20’s, any ethnicity
The elegant Suzanne Aubin is a bright, adventurous woman whose marriage to Captain Anatole Aubin has faded into a routine of social events, without any real interest. She has started courting her doctor, Henri Moulineau, in the hopes of bringing some spark back into her life.

Captain Aubin, Suzanne’s husband
Male, 40’s, any ethnicity
An officer and a veteran of the Franco-Prussian war, the unpredictable and provocative Anatole Aubin is married to Suzanne, whom he still adores, but with whom he has become bored romantically. The Captain readily brandishes his revolver to warn off anyone who might have eyes for “his” Suzanne.

Mr. Bassinet, a friend of Moulineau
Male, 40’s or 50’s, any ethnicity
An amiable and eccentric acquaintance of Dr. Moulineau, Samson Bassinet is full of anecdotes and stories that he is eager to share with anyone he meets, whether they like it or not. Bassinet inherited a Parisian property that he is trying to rent out. He is also trying to find his wife, who left him for a military man in the first days of their marriage not so long ago…

Rosa, “la demi-mondaine”
Female, 30’s or 40’s, any ethnicity.
A working can-Can dancer, Rosa was recently courting a count, who’s family name she borrowed for a while. She may once have been married, no one quite knows. Yet Rosa seems to know a thing or two about other people that they don’t know about themselves…

Mademoiselle Pomponnette, a client of the tailor…
Female, any age, any ethnicity. A client of the tailor for ladies.

 

About the Director

Conrad Cecil, Director
In November 2019 Conrad directed Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors for Sutter Street Theatre’s Off-Broadway Series, following an open-air staging of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Conrad has performed on stage in English and in French, in London, Paris and Hollywood, and on screen alongside Sophie Marceau, Liam Cunningham, Clémence Poésy, Moritz Bliebtreu and Johan Leysen. Conrad has a Master’s degree in Directing from RADA and King’s College, London, and is a graduate of East 15 Acting School, London.

Good Things, a living room musical

January 11th at 7:oo pm

January 12th at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Music, lyrics and story by Emma Harlow

Directed by Payton Gobielle

Edited by Jesse Winton and Payton Gobielle

 

This original musical is the story of a group of young adults who must learn how to navigate mental illness and tragedy by reminding each other where to find the “Good Things” in life. This show aims to begin a discussion about the real obstacles we face every day. There are strong themes of drug abuse and suicide.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, in 2017, an estimated 3.2 million adolescents aged 12 to 17 in the United States had at least one major depressive episode. This number represented 13.3% of the U.S. population aged 12 to 17. The prevalence of major depressive episodes was higher among adolescent females (20.0%) compared to males (6.8%). While suicide isn’t always linked to depression, most times, mental health is a major factor. Currently, suicide is the second leading cause of death for children, adolescents, and young adults age 5-to-24-year-olds

Cast:

Cris – Morgan Mena

Alissa – Kelly Ann Dunn

Jack – Jason Johnson

Derek – Nate Challis

 

Tickets are $12 general seating.  For reservations go to http://goodthings.bpt.me.  No phone reservations.

A Tailor for Ladies

by Georges Feydeau

Freely translated and adapted by Peter Meech

Paris, 1880: the height of the Belle Epoque. Sleeping in separate bedrooms since their arranged marriage, Dr. Moulineaux and his wife Suzanne hardly know each other. When she accuses him of having an affair, Moulineaux enlists the help of a friend whose bizarre behavior only adds to his wife’s suspicions. Things get worse for the doctor with the arrival of a crazed mother-in-law, an enraged Prussian officer and his wayward wife, and figures from Moulineaux’s checkered past… Fortunately, love conquers all, and it does so hilariously in this classic French farce.

Upcoming Auditions

Please check back soon!

Leading Ladies

by  Ken Ludwig

In this hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the old lady’s vivacious niece, Meg, who’s engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there’s a wide world out there, but it’s not until she meets “Maxine and Stephanie” that she finally gets a taste of it.

The Best Man

June 5 – June 28

by  Gore Vidal

The New York Post describes the plot as follows: “…William Russell, the ex-Secretary of State, is a wit and scholar with high liberal principles, beloved of the eggheads and suspected by practical politicians. Joseph Cantwell is a ruthless and hard-driving young man, a dirty fighter who will let no scruples stand in the way of his ambitions. And Arthur Hockstader is an ex-President, who loves politics for their own sake, admires a rough-and-tumble battler more than a chivalrous one, and is determined to have the final say in the selection of his party’s candidate…The ruthless young man has got hold of papers indicating that his rival once suffered from a mental crackup, which he is all set to use. Then his scrupulous antagonist comes across some incriminating evidence about Cantwell, which he is loath to produce. The scruples don’t appeal to the ex-President, who enjoys seeing the boys fight. All of this provides the framework for some vivid and interesting scenes in which Mr. Vidal contrasts the minds, emotions and fighting spirits of the two candidates…”

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

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Once Upon a Mattress

Music by Mary Rodgers

Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer

Lyrics by Marshall Barer

If you thought you knew the story of ‘The Princess and The Pea,’ you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken’s love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

Pom-Pom Zombies

October 3 – October 31

by  Stephen Murray

It’s the 1960s, a big nuclear blast to the past! School’s out for the summer, and the teenagers of Ocean View High are ready to surf, sun and have some fun. Their favorite hangout is Barnacle Betty’s Beach Club, which happens to be right next door to the evil Ivana Ratnik’s nuclear power plant. But, ooops! Cindy Sue, the head cheerleader, accidentally gets some nuclear slime on her hot dog instead of pickle relish, and soon the beach is overrun with pom-pom wielding zombies! Her all-American boyfriend, the beatniks, the nerds and the tough girl gang named the Barracudas rally their forces to save the beach from the atomic attackers. A sci-fi spoof of those beach blanket flicks of the ’60s, the score explodes with hilarious hits like “School’s Out,” “Don’t Touch the Hair,” “It’s Cool to Be a Nerd,” “My Girlfriend’s Dead (And I’m Gonna Be in Trouble),” “Voo-Doo Shoo-Be-Doo” and the dance craze, “Doin’ the Zombie.” The cast will have a blast and so will your audiences!

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm

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Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!

December 12 – December 27

by  Allison Gregory

Junie B. Jones, First-Grader, is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-Along and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Too bad tattletale May keeps ruining all of Junie B.’s fun. So when Junie B. draws May’s name for Secret Santa, she comes up with the perfect plan to teach her nemesis a lesson! But will the Christmas spirit of peace and goodwill interfere before she can give you-know-who what she deserves? A hilarious and endearing tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park.

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm

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Audition Dates

 

 

Sunday, October 13 at 4 pm

710 Figueroa Street

Folsom, CA 95630

 

 

 

Sunday, November 10 at 7 pm

710 Figueroa Street

Folsom, CA 95630

We Will Rock You

August 24 – September 30

Book by Ben Elton

Music and Lyrics by Queen

Featuring more than 20 hit Queen songs, We Will Rock You follows two revolutionaries as they try to save Rock in a post apocalyptic world. Featuring the songs “Another One Bites the Dust”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Killer Queen”, “We Will Rock You”, “Somebody To Love”, “We Are the Champions”, “Don’t Stop Me Now,” and many more.

After a victorious 12-year reign and having rocked over 7 million people in a record-breaking run, We Will Rock You played it’s final West End performance on May 31, 2014 and achieved the distinction of becoming the longest-running show ever at London’s Dominion Theatre. We Will Rock You has been performed in 28 countries around the globe and seen by more than 16 million people.

 

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00

Sundays at 4:00

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The 2018 Season Line Up

Our Most Up-to-Date 2018 Line Up

 

Shows in red are musicals.

All shows are subject to final approval of rights.

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Off Broadway Series

The Carsino Show 

December 31 – January 21

Straight Camp

January 27 – February 18

Duck Hunter Shoots Angel

February 24 – March 18

Murder on the Nile

March 24 – April 30

No performance on April 1

Moon Over Buffalo

May 5 – June 3

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

June 9 – July 15

On Golden Pond

July 21 – August 12

We Will Rock You

August 24 – September 30

Evil Dead: The Musical

October 6 – November 10

Holiday in the Hills

December 1 – 23

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Family Series

Choices

                          January 13 – February 4                             

The Twelve Dancing Princesses

February 10 – March 11

Les Miserables (School Edition) (Spring Master Musical Theatre Workshop)

March 31 – April 29

No performance April 1

                                                  Humpty Dumpty is Missing!                                                   

Or The Mysterious Case of the Fallen Egg

May 12 – June 17

101 Dalmatians KIDS (Summer Musical Theatre Junior Workshop)

June 23 – July 8

Mary Poppins JR. (Summer Musical Theatre Master Workshop)

July 14 – August 5

The Boy Who Stole the Stars

August 11 – September 9

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

September 15 – October 21

Little Women

October 27 – November 25

Plus Sundays 11th & 25th at 4:00 and Saturdays 17th & 24th at 8:00.

The Magic Toyshop

December 8 – 30

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 Workshop Rehearsal Schedules

Spring Musical Theatre Workshop – February 26-March 29 7:00PM-9:00PM

Les Miserables (School Edition)

Musical Theatre Junior Workshop – June 11-15 18-22 9:00AM-1:30PM

101 Dalmations KIDS

Musical Theatre Master Workshop – June 25–29 July 2,3,5,6 9-13 9:00AM-2:30PM

Mary Poppins JR.

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Our Town

June 10 – July 16

 

Review by Gerry Camp 

 

 

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Winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Our Town

By Thornton Wilder

Directed by Allen Schmeltz

Described by Edward Albee as “…the greatest American play ever written,” the story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually—in one of the most buy lexapro online cheap famous scenes in American theatre—die. This Pulitzer Prize Winning play is timeless in its story and symbolism. This is the definitive edition of the play, in short, the words of the play as Thornton Wilder wanted them spoken on stage.

  • Runs June 10 – July 16 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 4:00pm.
  • Tickets are $23 general, $21 seniors, $18 students with ID, $15 children 12 and under.
  • For on-line tickets go to www.SutterStreetTheatre.org or call our box office at (916) 353-1001.