Posts filed under: Uncategorized

Uncategorized

This is the description – johnw

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.

Audition Notice: The Berenstain Bears On Stage

Book and Lyrics by  Stan and Jan Berenstain

Music by Elliot Lawrence and Jamie Broza

Directed by Laura Luke

When: Sunday, January 26 at 7:00pm

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

REHEARSALS:  Are typically Monday – Thursday 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

What to bring: A headshot and resume if you have them plus be prepared to sing a short piece with backing tracks on a CD or your phone. There will be no accompanist.

Synopsis

The “world’s foremost expert on the Berenstain Bears”; guitar-strumming Cowboy Joe, is the show’s stage director—introducing and commenting on the play’s five episodes which are based on five classic Berenstain Bears books: The Berenstain Bears’; New Baby, The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room, The Berenstain Bears and the Double Dare, The Berenstain Bears Tell the Truth, and The Berenstain Bears Get Stage Fright.

 

Actors Needed:

Papa bear: Adult Male 25-45

Mama bear: Adult Female 25-35

Brother Bear: Youth male Play age of 8-10 (actor can be older)

Sister Bear: Youth female Play age of 5-8 (actress should be 8 or older)

Cowboy Joe: Adult Male Any age (great if you can play guitar)

Too Tall: Youth Male to play age 10 or older (tall older teen)

Vinnie: Youth or teen to play age 10-15 (Male or Female)

Skuzz: Youth or teen to play age 10-15 (Male or Female)

Farmer Ben: Adult Male any age

Officer Marguerite: Adult Male any age (can be played by Cowboy Joe)

Cousin Fred: Youth Male 10-15 (can be played by the same actor as Vinnie or Skuzz)

Teacher Jane: Older Youth female (can be played by the same actor as Vinnie or Skuzz)

Audition Notice: Godspell 2012

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Book by John-Michael Tebelak

Directed by Karl Johnson

When:  Sunday, January 12th at 7:00 pm

Callbacks (By Invitation): Wednesday, January 15 at 7:00 PM

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

REHEARSALS:  Sunday – Thursday from 7 – 10 pm beginning January 19th. Additional Saturday rehearsals TBD by need and availability. Tech week rehearsals will be February 23-27 from 6 – 10 pm

PERFORMANCE DATES: February 28th – March 29th Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 4 pm.  You MUST be available for all performance dates.

WHAT TO BRING: 

  • Headshot
  • Resume
  • Prepared 16-32 bar cut of a modern musical theatre song. Bring a cut accompaniment track on CD or mobile device.

SYNOPSIS: 

Godspell opened off-Broadway on May 17, 1971, and has played in various touring companies and revivals since, including the 2011-2012 Broadway revival, the version of the show we will be producing. The musical is based on the Gospels in the Christian Bible, primarily the book of Matthew. It tells the story of Jesus mostly through parables interspersed with modern music and lyrics primarily taken from traditional hymns. The first act is driven by Jesus’ parables and songs from multiple cast members, as the eclectic group following Jesus begins to form a cohesive community of love, based around Jesus’ teachings. Act two follows the story of Jesus’ betrayal and crucifixion, ending with his followers going out into the world to continue his’ message of love and justice.

Note: 

In the script, other than the characters of Jesus and John the Baptist/Judas, the characters are called by the first names of the original cast members.
While the original cast was broken down into 5 male and 5 female actors, the production will be open to casting differently than those gendered roles. The descriptions below provide an idea of the differences between the personalities and arcs of each character, much of each character’s personality is developed by the actor and director and are based around the song each character sings.

All roles available, open to any age, ethnicity, or gender

Character Breakdown:

Anna Maria (Alto): A bit of a tomboy, but basically open and sweet. Perhaps the youngest of the group. She is the first of the group to commit to following Jesus in the song “Day by Day.”

Celisse (Mezzo-Soprano): The female equivalent of the class clown. Goofy and a cut-up. In the 2012 Broadway revival, she played several instruments, including conga, ukulele and guitar. She sings “Learn Your Lessons Well.”

George (Tenor): The comedian, the class clown. The guy who can do a hundred voices and imitations. He sings “Light of the World.”

Jesus (Tenor): Must be the most charismatic individual in the cast. High energy, charming, funny, gentle but with strength. He is the sort of person others instinctively follow.

John the Baptist/Judas (Baritone): He has attributes of both Biblical figures: He is both Jesus’ lieutenant and most ardent disciple and the doubter who begins to question and rebel. Like Jesus, he is also charismatic, but in more of an overt revolutionary way. Usually played by someone handsome and masculine, with an undertone of sexuality. He is the most “serious” and intellectual of the group, though as with all the actors, he must still possess a good sense of physical comedy. He sings “Prepare Ye,” “All For the Best,” and “On the Willows.”

Lindsay (Soprano): The confident one, the show-off. The first one to volunteer, sometimes she jumps in before she really understands what’s going on. She sings “Bless the Lord.”

Morgan (Alto): Sassy and slightly cynical, the most urban of the group. Also the “sexy” one, but her sexiness contains a large element of put-on, in the manner of Mae West or Madonna. She sings “Turn Back, O Man.”

Nick (Tenor): Very high energy. Impish and playful. In the original, he played several musical instruments, including concertina, recorder and guitar. He sings “We Beseech Thee.”Telly (Tenor): Not the brightest in the bunch, he is a little slow on the uptake. But there is a great sweetness and innocence about him. Because he sings “All Good Gifts” he must be a very good singer.

Uzo (Alto): The shy one. Sometimes a little slow to get things, but when she does, she commits all the way. Has an “earth mother” kind of warmth to her. She sings “By My Side.”

Ensemble roles may be added at director’s discretion.

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.

Audition Notice: Charlotte’s Web

By Joseph Robinette

Directed by Allen Schmeltz

When:  Sunday, December 29th at 7:00 pm

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

REHEARSALS:  Monday – Thursday from 7 – 9:30 pm beginning December 30th. It is possible some weekend rehearsals will be added if needed.  This is a short rehearsal period so we will be working hard and fast.

PERFORMANCE DATES: January 25th – February 16th Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 pm.  You MUST be available for all performance dates.

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring a headshot and resume if you have them and any potential rehearsal and show conflicts. This is a non-musical.

SYNOPSIS: 

The Children’s Literature Association named this “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years,” and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling and utterly practical theatrical presentation. The costumes and unit set may be simple or as colorful and elaborate as you wish; it’s the story and relationships that make the show. All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the “miracle” of her web in which she writes, “Some pig.” It’s the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte. This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship that will give your actors a great opportunity and your audience an evening of enchantment.

 

Auditions will be cold readings from the script.  You can purchase scripts in advance from Dramatic Publishing Company.  Be sure you get the full length, non-musical script.

SEEKING:

  • Charlotte – Female: Teen to young adult
  • Wilber – Male or Female: 10 years old to early teen, small in stature is a plus
  • Fern Arable – Female: Tween or early teen
  • Martha Arable – Female: Young to mid adult
  • John Arable – Male: Young to mid adult
  • Avery Arable – Male: Teen
  • Edith Zuckerman – Female: Young to mid adult
  • Homer Zuckerman – Male: Young to mid adult
  • Lurvey – Male: Older teen to adult
  • Goose, Spectator, Fair Judge, Fairgoer – Female: Teen to adult
  • Gander, Spectator, Fair Judge, Fairgoer – Male: Teen to adult
  • The Old Sheep, Lamb (Puppet), Fair Judge, Fairgoer – Male or Female: Teen to adult
  • Templeton the Rat – Male: Older teen to adult
  • First Narrator – Male or Female: Teen to adult
  • Second Narrator – Male or Female: Teen to adult
  • Third Narrator – Male or Female: Teen to adult

NOTE:  Narrator may be combined into one person.

  • Reporter, Uncle Pig – Male: Larger teen or adult

NOTE:  Preteens may be considered for some of the animal roles.

Upcoming Auditions

Please check back soon!

Audition Notice: PUFFS

 

by  Matt Cox

Director Mark Cornfield

When:

Auditions* – Sunday, November 17th at 7:00 pm

Callbacks – Monday, November 18th

*If you can’t make this time please email the director at mcornfield@yahoo.com

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

REHEARSALS:  Monday – Thursday from 7 – 10 pm beginning five to six weeks before opening.

PERFORMANCE DATES: January 17th – February 16th 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 if you have them and any potential rehearsal conflicts.

SYNOPSIS: 

Puffs! (not a musical) is an adult parody spanning 7 years (in 90ish minutes) at a certain school that teaches magic.

The New York Times proclaims PUFFS, “A FAST-PACED ROMP through the ‘Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic.’ For POTTERphiliacs who grew up alongside Potter and are eager to revisit that world, ‘PUFFS’ exudes a jovial, winking fondness for all things Harry!” This clever and inventive play “never goes more than a minute without a laugh” (Nerdist) giving you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers “who are so lovable and relatable, you’ll leave the theater wishing they were in the stories all along” (Hollywood Life). Their “hilariously heartfelt!” (Metro) and epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.

SEEKING: We are looking for 11 versatile actors in their late teens to 40s to play multiple roles. (5M/5W 1 either M/F) All roles are large roles – it is truly an ensemble cast.

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

 

Click Here to Purchase Tickets

 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.