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Audition Notice: Holiday in the Hills

 

By Mike Jimena & Connie Mockenhaupt

When: Auditions – Sunday, October 13th at 4:00 pm

Where:  Sutter Street Theatre – Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom, CA 95630 

REHEARSALS: Rehearsals will start on Oct. 21 and are usually weekday evenings. Not everyone is called for every rehearsal.

PERFORMANCE DATES: December 7 through December 29 with performances on Friday, Saturday, Sunday plus Dec. 18, 19 & 23. You MUST be available for all performance dates.

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring a resume and head shot if you have them. Also prepare a short song that shows your talents. We will have an accompanist so please bring a piano accompaniment to your song if you would like to use the accompanist. You may also bring a CD or music on your cell phone.

SYNOPSIS: Holiday in the Hills is our annual holiday show highlighting Folsom in the late 1800s It is very popular and usually sells out most performances. It is a lot of fun for both the actors and audiences alike.

Audition Notice: Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail

 

 

Book, music and lyrics by James W. Rodgers

Inspired by A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh.

When: Auditions – Sunday, November 10th at 4:00 pm (Note: This is a change in time from the original time of 7:00)

Where:  Sutter Street Theatre – Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom, CA 95630 

REHEARSALS: Rehearsals will start on November 11 or the 15 and are usually Monday through Thursday evenings.

PERFORMANCE DATES: December 14 through December 29 with performances on Saturday & Sunday at 1:00pm plus Dec. 17, 18, 19 & 20 at 4:00pm and Dec. 23, 24 & 27 at 1:00pm.  You MUST be available for all performance dates.

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring a resume and head shot if you have them. Also prepare a short song that shows your talents with backing tracks on a CD or your phone. There will not be an accompanist.

SYNOPSIS: A very special Friend-and-Relation tells Christopher Robin a story of a Christmas Eve very long ago (about last year) when Eeyore, the old gray donkey who lives by himself in the thistle corner of Hundred-Acre Wood, was absolutely miserable. It seems that he lost his tail and Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet got all of their friends and a search was organized. There is a great deal of fun and excitement, plus delightful songs, in the adventure that follows. Its theme, which concerns caring, sharing and the importance of cultivating friends, makes this a very special and enchanting musical suitable for any occasion.

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Winnie-the-Pooh – Male or Female – Ages preteen to teen
Piglet – Male or Female – Ages preteen to teen – Small stature a plus
Eeyore – Male or Female – Teen
Kanga – Female – Teen
Rabbit – Male or Female – Preteen to Teen
Tigger – Male or Female – Teen
Christopher Robin – Male – Preteen to Teen
Owl – Male or Female – Preteen to Early Teen

 

Audition Notice: A Comedy of Tenors

by  Ken Ludwig

Director Conrad Cecil

When: Auditions – Sunday, September 15th at 7:00 pm

Callbacks – Tuesday, September 17th at 7:00 pm

Where:  Sutter Street Theatre – Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom, CA 95630 

REHEARSALS:  Begin October 7th Mondays through Thursdays 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

PERFORMANCE DATES: November 8th – December 1st Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 4:00 pm.  You MUST be available for all performance dates.

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring a headshot and resume stapled together if you have them. Please prepare a brief (1-2 minute) comic monologue. You will be asked to read from the script.

SYNOPSIS: Paris, 1934. One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century — as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep the amorous Italian superstar and his hot-blooded wife from causing runaway chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, blissful romance and madcap delight.

SEEKING: male and female non-equity actors.

Performers of all ethnicity are encouraged to attend.

This is a non-musical but there will be lip-syncing of some numbers.

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

 

Henry Saunders.

Male, mid-late 50’s, any ethnicity.

The Producer. A self-made man. From Akron Ohio.

Hard-working, brash and fast-talking, Saunders has had to fight his way up to become a major showbusiness producer. Although he is pragmatic and even capable of charm, sometimes it all gets too much for his poor nerves… This concert is his biggest production to date and if it fails, he stands to lose not all his money but with it, his reputation, forever… His former assistant, Max, is now an operatic tenor, and is singing in the concert Saunders is producing. Saunders’ daughter Maggie is married to Max and is pregnant with their first child.

 

Max

Male, 30s, any ethnicity.

Rising American opera singer and former assistant to Saunders. Smart, level-headed and quick with a joke. Considerate, attentive, earnest, capable, intelligent, conciliatory; but also talented, and persistent with his own aims. He was Saunders’ assistant for many years, but is actually a fine singer, and has a potential for an international career. He married Saunders’ daughter Maggie, but he is trying to shake off the yoke of being an assistant, and step into his destiny as a singer…

 

Tito Merelli / Beppo

Tito Merelli:

Male, 50s, Italian.

Tito is one of Italy’s most famous opera singers. Regal in appearance, fiery in nature. Diva complex, insanely jealous. Although hugely talented and charismatic, Tito can be provocative, egocentric, spoilt, and even cruel in his wit… Utterly dependent on Maria, his wife, who he looks at alternately as: the love of his life, his mother, his biggest fan, his maid, etc…

The same actor plays:

Beppo:

A hotel bellhop – joyous, full of life, and down to earth. An unpolished jewel of a tenor. Has a fling with Racón the Russian soprano.

Italian accent.

Must have chemistry with Maria and with Racón.

 

Maria Merelli

Female, 40’s to early 50s, Italian.

Stunning wife to one of Italy’s most famous opera singers. Larger than life, in her personality, in her physique, in her explosive temper. Fiercely loyal, spontaneous and natural, she is also acutely sensitive to slights (especially from Tito) and stubborn as a mule. Jumps to conclusions very fast. Her relationship to Tito swings between romance, savage rows, deadly boring routine, mothering a spoiled child, admiring a great man, managing an idiotic lustful goat… Behind it all, she harbors the romantic heart of an Italian teenage girl at the movie theatre.

Italian accent.

 

Mimi Merelli

Tito & Maria Merelli’s daughter. 25 years old, educated in the US. American accent, (preferably educated East Coast.)

Incurably romantic, wide-eyed modern girl who hopes to make it in showbiz as an actress. She has found the love of her life: she’s in a relationship with Carlo Nucci, the famous young tenor whom she adores and admires, and expects a lot of…

Mimi & Carlo chemistry essential.

 

Carlo Nucci

Male, late 20s, Italian-American from Brooklyn, with accent accordingly.

Strong stage presence, likes center stage, a peacock who has taken on the airs of an artist, awed by Tito… In love with Mimi.

 

Tatiana Racón

Female, late 50’s, Russian – Famous Russian opera singer, former lover to Tito, a very intense and passionate woman.

Russian accent

 

About the Director: 

Conrad Cecil, Director

Conrad is directing Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors for Sutter Street Theatre’s Off-Broadway Series in Folsom, following an open-air staging of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Conrad founded the French theater company Compagnie Tangente under the patronage of award-winning playwright Roland Dubillard, whose play Madame fait ce qu’elle dit, he and Werner Schroeter staged on the Champs-Elysees, Paris. Conrad has performed in English and in French, 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.

 

Audition Notice: 13 The Musical

 

Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown

Book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn

Director Allen Schmeltz

When: Sunday, August 18th at 7:00 pm

Where:  Sutter Street Theatre – Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom, CA 95630 

REHEARSALS: 5-6 weeks prior to opening usually on Mondays through Thursdays at 7:00 pm.

PERFORMANCE DATES: October 12th – November 24th Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 pm.  You MUST be available for all performance dates.

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring a resume and headshot if you have them. Bring an excerpt from a song that shows your singing ability and range. We prefer that you bring sheet music accompaniment. An accompanist will be provided. If it is not possible for you to bring sheet music, then a CD or phone will be acceptable. No acapella please! Also, prepare a very short monologue (maximum one minute).

SYNOPSIS: Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime. With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown, (ParadeThe Last Five YearsBridges of Madison County13 is a musical about fitting in – and standing out!

Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents’ divorce. Surrounded by an array of simpleminded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a comfortable link of the food chain… or will he dangle at the end with the outcasts?!?

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN (All roles are open):

*You do not have to be 13 to audition but should have the physical appearance of a 13-year-old keeping in mind that 13 year old’s can have a wide range of age looks.

Evan

A bright, nerdy boy who is excited to become a man. New in town and trying to find a place to fit in, he eventually becomes close with Patrice and Archie. Our story’s protagonist.

Gender: male

Patrice

A shy, intelligent, sensitive, bookworm. She has a comedic side. Archie’s best friend and Evan’s new friend.

Gender: female

Brett

The vain star quarterback. Stereotypical jock. Leads a pack of popular boys, including Malcolm and Eddie.

Gender: male

Malcolm

A wannabe popular kid and one of Brett’s sidekicks. Kind of a goofball.

Gender: male

Eddie

A wannabe popular kid and one of Brett’s sidekicks. A little smarter than Malcolm.

Gender: male

Kendra

The bubbly, popular, head cheerleader. Lucy’s best friend and unknowing rival.

Gender: female

Archie

A good-humored, intelligent, unpopular kid. Patrice’s best friend with a disability who has to use crutches.

Gender: male

Lucy

A manipulative girl who secretly desires to have Kendra’s boyfriend. Sneaky and feisty.

Gender: female

Ensemble

Males and Females to play the Rabbis and Kids.

Audition Notice: Little Red Riding Hood and the Magic Dragon

 

Book by David and Julie Payne

Lyrics by Julie Payne.

Music by Martha Yordy

When: Sunday, July 21st at 7:00 pm

Where:  Sutter Street Theatre – Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom, CA 95630 

REHEARSALS: Starting August 12, Mondays through Thursdays at 7:00 pm

PERFORMANCE DATES: September 7th – September 29th Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 pm.  You MUST be available for all performance dates.

WHAT TO BRING: Prepare a short song.  We strongly suggest that you bring sheet music but if that is not possible a CD or phone will be accepted.  An accompanist will be provided.  Also bring a headshot and resume if you have them.

SYNOPSIS: The musical begins where the story of Little Red Riding Hood ends.  Little Red is bored with her story and with the help of Toby the Dragon, sets off to find new adventures.

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

 

Little Red Riding Hood – Female – older child to teen

Grandmother, Witch 1, Witch 2 – Female – Would prefer an adult actor but will consider an older teen

The roles of the witches are comedic in nature.

It is possible the roles will be split among different actors.

Woodsman, Hansel, Prince, Knight – Male – Would prefer an actor in their 20’s or 30’s but will consider an older teen.

The actor should be able to handle multiple characters and bring an individual reality to each one.  It is also possible that the roles will be split among several actors.

Toby the Magic Dragon – Male – Child or Teen

Toby is a puppet that will be operated by the actor who will also speak Toby’s lines.  Ability to do different dialects is a plus.

Magic – Male or Female

This is a non-speaking role but an important part of establishing the magic of the show, hence the name.  The actor should be able to move well as there is some stylized movement of this character—not dance but a smooth, flowing aspect to the movements.

 

Audition Notice: Evil Dead the Musical 2019

 

Book & Lyrics by George Reinblatt

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

Directed by Sidney Raey-Gonzales and Taylor Fleer

When: Sunday, July 7th at 7:00 pm

Callbacks Sunday July 14th at 7:00 pm

Where:  Sutter Street Theatre – Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom, CA 95630 

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

 

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.” – Ash   This hilarious live stage show takes all the elements of the cult classic horror films, Evil Dead 1, Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness then combines them to make one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time. And did we say… Blood?!

 

REHEARSALS: Starting September 2, Mondays through Thursdays at 7:00 pm

 

PERFORMANCE DATES: October 5th – November 2nd Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 7:00 pm PLUS special performances on Wednesday the 30th and Thursday the 31st at 7 pm.  You MUST be available for all performance dates.

 

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 sheet music (an accompanist will be provided) if necessary a CD or cellphone can be used.
– 30 seconds to one-minute monologue showcasing acting abilities.
– A change of clothes and shoes you are comfortable moving in for the dance portion of audition day.
– A headshot and resume.
– Plus a list of any conflicts you have during the rehearsal dates.  Remember, no conflicts during 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): Stereotypical Southerner and reliable enough to help Annie and Ed find the path to the cabin, but too stupid and stubborn to listen to reason that will keep him alive.

Ensemble Cast:

  • Evil Trees: These are the true comedians of the show. A nasty group of trees out to get the campers and will stop at nothing, be prepared to be gross!
  • Moose: A possessed, singing, Candarian Demon moose head! That enough makes it awesome, except once moose get going they never stop!

 

Note:  Must be 18 or older to audition

Audition Notice: Little Shop of Horrors

AUDITIONS FOR Little Shop of Horrors

Book by Howard Ashman

Music by Alan Menken

Lyrics by Howard Ashman

Based on the film by Roger Corman, screenplay by Charles Griffith

Directed by Rick Kleber

When: Sunday, June 30 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks Monday, July 1st at 7:00pm

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

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

Prepare a short song and bring sheet music. (If necessary bring a CD or cell phone audio.)

 

SEYMOUR– Mid-twenties to mid-thirties. Insecure, naïve, put-upon, florists clerk hero. Above all, he’s a sweet and well-meaning guy. He is NOT a silly, prat-falling nerd and should not be slap-sticky

AUDREY-Twenties to late thirties. The bleached Blonde, secret love of his life. If you took Judy Holiday, Carol Channing, Marilyn Monroe, and Goldie Hawn, removed their education and feelings of self- worth, dressed them in spike heels, and a low cut black dress, and then shook them up in a test tube to extract what’s sweetest and most vulnerable- that’d be Audrey

Mr. MUSHNIK– Their boss. Thirties to sixties. A failure of an East Side Florist. His Accent is a cross between a typical New Yorker with a little Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof mixed in.

ORIN-A tall, dark, handsome Dentist with a black leather jacket and sadistic tendencies. He is NOT a leftover from the movie version of Grease. Think instead of an egotistical pretty-boy, all got up like a greaser, but thinking like an Insurance Salesman and talking like a radio announcer. Depending on casting, there are traditionally other various parts that he plays, however, they may be split up between additional casting. This will be determined thru the audition process.

THE PLANT– The most important casting of the show. A strong, athletic, but nimble Puppeteer who will bring a series of four increasing puppets. The first time we see the plant, it is less than one foot tall, the last time we see the plant, it fills the entire Stage.

VOICE OF THE PLANT– Provided by an Actor on an offstage Microphone. The sound is a cross between Otis Redding, Barry White, and Wolfman Jack. Think of The Voice as that of a street-smart, funky, conniving villain. The Rhythm and Blues’ answer to Richard the Third

CRYSTAL, RONETTE, and CHIFFON– Three African American, female street urchins who function as participants in the action and a Greek Chorus outside it. They’re young, hip, street-smart, and the only people in the whole cast who REALLY know what’s on.

(Will consider other Ethnicities if the appropriate talent is not available)

VARIOUS FEMALE AND MALE NEW YORK CITY CHARACTERS– To play customers, wino’s, everyday NYC street traffic and in the final scene, PLANT ZOMBIES.

 

The show runs August 30 – September 29 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 4:00 pm. Special Performance September 8th at 7:30 pm.

 

Rehearsals start July 15 and are typically Mondays through Thursdays at 7:00 pm.

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

Little Red Riding Hood and the Magic Dragon

September 7 – September 29*

Book by David and Julie Payne

Lyrics by Julie Payne.

Music by Martha Yordy

 

“And Little Red Riding Hood lived happily ever after” is where Little Red Riding Hood and the Magic Dragon begins. But Little Red isn’t really happy! Through the song, Fairy Tale Lament, we learn that she has grown tired of her story. She dreads knowing that every time someone opens up her book she will be forced to relive the same old familiar tale. With the help of Toby, a lovable, comical magic dragon, Little Red sets off for new adventures. Along the way she meets, and sometimes becomes, other fairy tale characters like princes and witches and frogs. She manages to find excitement and sometimes danger. Ultimately Little Red’s magical journey brings her to the realization that anything is possible and that imagination is the true beginning of everything.

 

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm

*September 21st will be at 10:3o am

 

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 MALE ACTORS/SINGERS STILL NEEDED FOR HOLIDAY IN THE HILLS

 MALE ACTORS/SINGERS STILL NEEDED FOR HOLIDAY IN THE HILLS 

 

Directed by Connie Mockenhaupt

 

Holiday in the Hills is our annual holiday show highlighting Folsom in the late 1800s It is very popular and usually sells out most performances. It is a lot of fun for both the actors and audiences alike.

 

Still needed are males (adults and older teens). Please call Connie at (916) 353-1001 if you are interested.

 

Holiday in the Hills runs from December 1 through December 29 with performances on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and some weekday evenings.

 

Rehearsals will be in November and are usually weekday evenings.

 

Audition Notice: The Magic Toyshop

AUDITIONS FOR THE MAGIC TOYSHOP

 

Direct by Allen Schmeltz

 

When: Monday, November 5 at 7:00 pm

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

 

When the Master Toymaker sprinkles a touch of Magic Doll Dust on the wonderful dolls he has made, they come to life in a surprising way. They realize how unusual they are when they find they can walk, talk and breathe. The Master Toymaker realizes it too, and decides he does not want to sell them. They are too wonderful to be “mussed, crushed and handled” by loving children. The dolls, however, take the opposite view. Dolls are meant to be loved, and these dolls don’t want to miss anything. With the aid of an unusual customer who visits the toy shop, and additional aid from the audience, the dolls achieve their desire to be given to children at Christmas. A happy holiday musical which involves everyone.

 

The Magic Toyshop runs the following dates:

Dec. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 Jan. 5 & 6 at 1:00pm and

Dec. 18, 19, 20, 21, 27 & 28 at 4:00pm

Plus a school show on Dec. 7 at 10:30am

 

Rehearsals start November 12 with tech week the first week in December. Rehearsals are usually Monday through Thursday evenings although due to the short rehearsal period there may be some weekend rehearsals. Thanksgiving week will only have rehearsals on Monday & Tuesday.

 

Note: The publisher lists the show as a musical but the music is simple and minimal there will be no vocal audition.

 

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

 

The Characters

Toy Maker – Older looking teen or adult of any age

Old Woman – Older adult

Santa Clause – Older adult (Santa Clause look a plus)

The following dolls can be from 10 years through teen The captain and Louie are males and the rest females.

Captain a soldier doll

Corky a clown doll

Tina a ballerina doll (some dance experience is helpful)

Sunny a Raggedy Ann Doll

Gigi a French doll

Louie a French doll

Audition Notice: Evil Dead the Musical 2018

When: Sunday, August 26 at 7:00 pm*

 

Where:  Sutter Street Theatre – Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom, CA 95630 

 

Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script plus singing and learning a dance combination, so please dress to move (No skirts). Prepare 16-32 bars of a Rock Ballad or an upbeat song that best showcases your voice. Bring your song on either sheet music (an accompanist will be provided) or a cd.

 

Note:  Must be 18 or older to audition (If under 18 must have written parental permission)

 

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.” – Ash   This hilarious live stage show takes all the elements of the cult classic horror films, Evil Dead 1, Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness then combines them to make one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time. And did we say… Blood?!

 

REHEARSALS: Starting September 4, Mondays through Thursdays at 7:00 pm

 

PERFORMANCE DATES: October 6th – November 3rd Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 7:00 pm PLUS special performances on Thursday the 18th, Tuesday the 30th and Wednesday the 31st at 7 pm.  You MUST be available for all performance dates.

 

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring a resume and headshot if you have them plus a list of any conflicts you have during the rehearsal dates.  Remember, no conflicts during performances. Wear clothes and shoes you can dance in.

 

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): Stereotypical Southerner and reliable enough to help Annie and Ed find the path to the cabin, but too stupid and stubborn to listen to reason that will keep him alive.

Ensemble Cast:

  • Evil Trees: These are the true comedians of the show. A nasty group of trees out to get the campers and will stop at nothing, be prepared to be gross!
  • Moose (Male – Tenor/Baritone): A possessed, singing, Candarian Demon moose head! That enough makes it awesome, except once moose get going they never stop!
*If you are unable to make this date please email Ashley@sutterstreettheatre.com to set up an alternate time.

 

Audition Notice: Sleepy Hollow

Where: The Annex, Studio A, 710 Figueroa St, Folsom

When: August 19th at 7:00 pm *

By Kathryn Shultz Miller

Adapted from the story by Washington Irving

Directed by Connie Mockenhaupt

 

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

 

 What to bring: Please bring a resume and headshot if you have them. Plus a list of any conflicts you have during the rehearsal dates.

 

SYNOPSIS: Here is the spooky classic story by Washington Irving, presented with all the thrills, chills and laughs that keep audiences on the edge of their seats. The storybook tale revolves around the main characters—the bumbling, awkward schoolteacher, Ichabod, the coquettish Katrina and Ichabod’s brutish rival, Brom Bones. As much fun as the play presents, it saves the best for last—the ride of the headless horseman. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is an exciting family entertainment.

CHARACTERS: 

ICHABOD CRANE: Lanky, pompous schoolmaster.
KATRINA: Coy, young charmer, the subject of Ichabod’s and Brom’s adoring affection.
BROM BONES: Ichabod’s roaring, roistering rival.
Several Storytellers (a minimum of 6): who never leave the stage and keep the play running as
well as playing all of the other characters, animals, ghosts etc. in the play.

Rehearsal dates: Starting on August 22nd Monday-Thursday at 7:00 pm, until tech.

Performance Dates: September 22nd – October 21st, Saturday’s and Sunday’s at 1 pm

*If you are unable to make this date please reach out to Connie Mockenhaupt (conniemock1919@gmail.com) to set up an alternate time.

Audition Notice: Little Women

Where: The Annex, Studio A, 710 Figueroa St, Folsom

When: August 4th at 6:00pm & August 11th at 10:00am*

Adaptation by Peter Clapham

Directed by Courtney Conklin and assistant directed by Jay Evans

 

 

 

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. 

 What to bring: Please bring a resume and headshot if you have them.

 

SYNOPSIS: This production follows the timeless and enduring classic about the March sisters and the beginning of their journey into womanhood.  Audiences of all generations will enjoy acquainting — or reacquainting — themselves with the sisters:  Meg, the eldest; Jo, the high-spirited tomboy; Amy, the self-centered beauty; and gentle Beth, as well as their beloved Marmee and Father.  Together the March family learns to endure both good times and bad as they share the joys and pains of growing up. 

 

CHARACTERS: 

 Casting for 7 female and 4 male roles

 

MEG MARCH (female, 17-23s). Oldest March sister. Frustrated by family’s poverty,  very mature and reserved, tries to do what is right. A caring sibling. 

 

JO MARCH (female, 16-20s). Second-oldest March sister. Hot tempered, impassioned, driven, ambitious, but ultimately incredibly generous. A tom boy. 

 

BETH MARCH (female, 12-16). Second-youngest March sister. Pure goodness. Sweet and generous to a fault. Only one able to melt Mr. Laurence.

 

AMY MARCH (female, 8-12). Youngest March sister. Conceited and self-centered, very concerned about her image, but learns to become a gracious woman.

 

MARMEE MARCH (female, 40+)The mother of the four sisters. Her strength and spirit hold the family together even in the face of her husband being off at war and the family being poor.

 

MR. LAURENCE (male, 40+). Stern, commanding, intimidating—until Beth wins him over. Grandfather to Laurie.

 

LAURIE LAURENCE (male, 16-25s). Mr. Laurence’s grandson. Lonely. Vivacious. Desperate for friends. Becomes best friends with the sisters. 

 

HANNAH (Female, 30+) servant. She has been with the family since before the girls were born. She is considered more of family member then a servant. Her dry humor and abrupt manner do not conceal her warm and loyal affection for the family.

 

AUNT MARCH (Female 40+). Formidable, over-bearing matron. A lioness. Often scary. Quite well off, but rarely overtly generous. Believes absolutely in manners and proper society. Preferred mode of communication is to yell.

 

MR. JOHN BROOKE (male, 16-25). Strong, both outwardly and inwardly, but also a romantic. Laurie’s tutor. Kind and generous.

 

MR. MARCH ( male, 40+) Mr. March is away during the Civil War, leaving the ladies to worry about his well-being. When he is home, however, he’s a caring, considerate father.

 

 

Rehearsal dates: August 23, Sept 6th, & Sept 20th at 7:00pm. 

Then Mondays – Thursdays, Sept 24-Oct 25th at 7:00pm.

 

Performance Dates: Oct 28-Nov 25, Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00pm

 

*If you are unable to make this date please reach out to Courtney Conklin (courtneyconklin@sbcglobal.net) to set up an alternate time.

Audition Notice: The Boy Who Stole the Stars

Additional Audition Scheduled for

The Boy Who Stole the Stars

Where: The Annex, 710 Figueroa St, Folsom

When: Thursday, July 5, 6:00 pm

 

 

 

See below for audition details.

 

 

 

 

 


Where: Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter Street, Folsom

When: Sunday, July 1, 7:00 pm

 

 

Directed by Allen Schmeltz

 

What to bring: Please bring a resume and headshot if you have them.

Performance & Rehearsal Dates: The show runs August 11 through September 9 on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00pm.

Rehearsals will be Monday through Thursday evenings starting July 16 with the possibility of some weekend rehearsals if needed.

The audition will consist of cold readings from the script.  You may get the script from Dramatic Publishing, if you wish.

 

Synopsis: 

“It steals the audience and steals hearts,” wrote a critic when this warm and moving play opened at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. A young boy discovers his grandfather is dying. The old man’s behavior is different; he’s short-tempered and no longer tells his wonderful stories. The boy enlists the grandfather’s aid in helping him with a school project—counting the stars. Their togetherness seems to renew the old man’s interest and he begins telling stories, one of them about the dragon in the sky. The dragon, he explains, is there to guard the stars. An old legend says that should the stars be returned to earth; it would mean a new paradise with no unhappiness, no death. Hearing this, the boy goes off to slay the dragon and return the stars to earth, seeking a means of keeping his grandfather from dying. At play’s end, the youngster comes to understand how important he is to his grandfather. “I don’t need to live forever,” says the old man. “I need you. I need you to care about me.”

 

Characters:
Nicholas: A young boy – Bright, inquisitive, genuine. Actor age early teens

 

Bessie: Nicholas Grandmother – In her 60s – warm, calm and loving.

 

Matthew: Nicholas Grandfather in his 60s or 70s. In the first half of the play his keen intelligence is belied by a befuddled or distracted effect. Toward the latter half of the play he becomes increasingly alert with animation and insight.

 

Genevieve: Tom boy, can be sharp tongued but is actually very thoughtful and sensitive. Age early teens.

 

2-3 actors of any age to manipulate a Chinese dragon.

Male or female to do voice over for voice of poet. This will be recorded.

Audition Notice: In the Heights

Where: The Annex, 710 Figueroa St, Folsom

When: Sunday, July 8th, 7:00pm for dance and vocal auditions

~AND~

Sunday, July 15th, 7:00 pm for call backs and anyone who cannot attend the first audition

 

Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes

 

Direction by Mike Jimena

Musical Direction by Connie Mockenhaupt

Choreography by Jacob Gutierrez-Montoya

 

SYNOPSIS: In the hispanic community of Manhattan’s Washington Heights, bodega owner Usnavi is dating Vanessa, who works in a beauty salon. He dreams of opening a bar in his home country, the Dominican Republic. Nina loves Benny, a shy young man who has worked for Nina’s parents for years, but her father opposes their union because he wants Nina to finish her education at Stanford University. She doesn’t want her father to bankrupt himself paying for the expensive school, but her father is prepared to sell his car-service business.

 

WHAT TO BRING: A resume and headshot if you have them and 32 measures of a song showcasing your range and with the character in mind that you will be most interested in. Bring piano sheet music, a CD or a bluetooth device. No a cappella please! There will also be a dancing audition so dress appropriately.

 

CHARACTERS
USNAVI DE LA VEGA, owner of De La Vega Bodega
NINA ROSARIO, a freshman at Stanford University
KEVIN ROSARIO, Nina’s father, owner of Rosario’s Car Service
CAMILA ROSARIO, Nina’s mother, co-owner of Rosario’s
BENNY, employee of Rosarios
VANESSA, works at the salon
SONNY, Usnavi’s cousin
ABUELA CLAUDIA, raised Usnavi, though not his blood grandmother
DANIELA, owner of Daniela’s Salon
CARLA, works at the salon
GRAFFITI PETE, an artist
PIRAGÜERO (PIRAGUA GUY), scrapes piraguas from his block of ice
ENSEMBLE, 5 Women, 6 Men

 

PERFORMANCE DATES: September 1 – September 30, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00, Sundays at 4:00

REHEARSAL DATES: Rehearsals are July 16 – August 30 plus an additional dance rehearsal on July 21 from 1:30pm – 5:30pm. Most nights will be 7-10:30pm.  You will be notified if there are changes. We can work around a schedule that has conflicts, but you must be clear about those conflicts at the time of your audition. There can be no conflicts Tech Week, August 27-30.

Breaking Borders Audition

Where: The Annex, 710 Figueroa St, Folsom

When: Tuesday, May 29th at 11:00AM

We are holding open auditions for actors to join our Sutter Street Theatre school touring company, Breaking Borders. We are particularity looking for 15 – 25-year-old performers to play young children – but all welcome to come along to join our pool of performers. Actors must be available in the day to perform at schools. This is a volunteer position. A great opportunity for home-schoolers.

 

What to Bring: Please bring resume and head shot, prepare a song (CD or cell phone only accompaniment) and please be prepared to read sides and do improvisation.

Please come to the Studio A in the Annex 710 Figueroa Street Historic Folsom. (One block up from Sutter Street between Wool and Riley Streets. Please do not park in the Annex parking lot as that is for theatre staff only. However, there is plenty of parking on the streets.)

Thank you for your interest! We look forward to see you!

Additional Humpty Dumpty Audition

Important Announcement:

An additional audition has been scheduled for

Humpty Dumpty is Missing!.

 

Where: Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St, Folsom

When: Sunday, April 8, 7:00PM

 

(Please see the original announcement below for more information.)

 

 

Audition Notice: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Where: The Annex, 710 Figueroa St, Folsom

When: Sunday, April 15th, 7:00 pm

 

 

Book by Rachel Sheinkin

Music and Lyrics by William Finn

 

SYNOPSIS: An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

 

WHAT TO BRING: A resume and headshot if you have them and be prepared to sing a short song or excerpt from a song. Bring piano sheet music, a CD or a bluetooth device. No a cappella please! There will also be a dancing audition so dress appropriately.

 

CHARACTERS:  We are looking for older teens and adults.

 

CHIP TOLENTINO: An athletic, social, boy scout and champion of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, he returns to defend his title, but he finds puberty hitting at an inopportune moment.

LOGAINNE SCHWARTZANDGRUNENIERRE (Schwartzy): Logainne is the youngest and most politically aware speller, often making comments about current political figures. She is driven by internal and external pressure, but above all by a desire to win to make her two fathers proud. She is somewhat of a neat freak, speaks with a lisp, and will be back next year.

LEAF CONEYBEAR: The second runner-up in his district, Leaf gets into the competition on a lark and finds everything about the bee incredibly amusing. He is home-schooled and comes from a large family of former hippies. He has severe Attention Deficit Disorder and spells words correctly while in a trance.

WILLIAM BARFEE: A Putnam County Spelling Bee finalist last year, he was eliminated because of an allergic reaction to peanuts and is back for vindication. His famous “Magic Foot” method of spelling has boosted him to spelling glory, even though he only has one working nostril and a touchy, bullying personality. He develops a crush on Olive.

MARCY PARK: The ultimate over-achiever, Marcy has never been given another option. She comes from a family where excellence is expected and so simply produced. A parochial school student, she assumes God, too, expects perfection. She sees herself as a mass of problems but she keeps them to herself. Having moved often because of her parents’ work, she knows she can beat the local competition. Her many talents include piano, dance, martial arts, baton twirling, etc.

OLIVE OSTROVSKY: A young newcomer to competitive spelling. Her mother is in an ashram in India, and her father is working late, as usual, but he is trying to come sometime during the bee. Having found comfort in its words and vastness, Olive made friends with her dictionary at a very young age, helping her to make it to the competition. She starts enormously shy, and slowly blossoms.

RONA LISA PERETTI: The number-one realtor in Putnam County, a former Putnam County Spelling Bee Champion herself, and the returning moderator. She is a sweet woman who loves children, but she can be very stern when it comes to dealing with Vice Principal Panch and his feelings for her. Her interest in the competition is unflagging and drives it forward.

DOUGLAS PANCH: The Vice Principle. Frustrated with his life, he finds the drive of the young spellers alien to him. After five years’ absence from the Bee, Panch returns as judge. There was an “incident” at the Twentieth Annual Bee, but he claims to be in “a better place” now, thanks to a high-fiber diet and Jungian analysis. He is infatuated with Rona Lisa Peretti, but she does not return his affections.

MITCH MAHONEY: The Official Comfort Counselor. An ex-convict, Mitch is performing his community service with the Bee, and hands out juice boxes to losing students. He has no idea how to offer comfort, but does find himself wishing he could find a way to make the kids feel better.

CARL DAD: Schwarzy’s main trainer, the more intense and competitive of Schwarzy’s fathers.

DAN DAD: the more laid back and ineffectual of Schwarzy’s fathers.

JESUS CHRIST: Deity invoked by a speller in need.

LEAF’S MOM, DAD, and SIBLINGS: All more academically gifted than Leaf, they are even more surprised than he is by his success.

OLIVE’S DAD: A fantasy version of Olive’s dad coming to the bee from work.

OLIVE’S MOM: A fantasy version of Olive’s mom at her Ashram in India.

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE DATES: June 9 – July 15, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00, Sundays at 4:00

Rehearsal dates to be announced.

 

 

 

Audition Notice: Humpty Dumpty is Missing!

Where: Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St, Folsom

When: Sunday, March 25, 7:00PM

Who: Directed by Allen Schmeltz

 

Humpty Dumpty is Missing! or The Mysterious Case of the Fallen Egg

by Joseph Robinette

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

 

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

 

Synopsis:
Humpty-Dumpty Is Missing! is an affectionate spoof of the private-eye thrillers of the 1940s and ’50s and an exciting, fun filled way to introduce young audiences to this classic genre. Sammy Scoop is a private investigator in the tradition of his grandfather, Samuel Shovel and his father, Sam Spade. Sammy faces the biggest challenge of his illustrious career with the sudden fall and disappearance of the jolly Humpty-Dumpty who apparently had no enemies. But Sammy and his sidekick, Alice from Dallas, soon come up with a list of suspects who had motive and, perhaps, opportunity. Mistress Mary, Rip Van Winkle, Henny-Penny, Peter Rabbit and his sisters, Rapunzel and the Handsome Prince (who, because he is a painter, prefers to be called the Artist Formerly Known As the Handsome Prince) are among the many suspects called onto the carpet. A last-minute surprise appearance by two of fairy tales most celebrated characters, Mother Goose and Mother Hubbard, finally help Sammy and Alice nab the culprit (the least likely suspect, of course—we’d never break tradition in that important area).

 

Characters:
The cast consists of a mix of all ages. Sammy, Alice and the Police Chief should be late teens or older. All others can be children to adults.

 

Sammy Scoop a private eye
Alice Sammy’s assistant
Police Chief a town official
Little Bo Peep a client of Sammy
Little Red Riding Hood a clinet of Sammy
King’s Horses – up to four
King’s Men – up to four
Wall – three or more
Mother Hubbard a townsperson
Mother Goose a townsperson
Suspects
Mistress Mary
Rip Van Winkle
Henny-Penny
Rapunzel
Handsome Prince
Troll
Little Billy Goat Gruff
Flopsy
Mopsy
Cottontail
Peter Rabbit