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Wind in the Willows Audition

AUDITION NOTICE

Wind in the Willows

by Richard Hellesen

Music & Lyrics by Michael Silversher

Directed by Allen Schmeltz

Audition Date:  August 29 at 7:00pm

Location:  Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 717 Figueroa Street, Folsom

What to Bring:

If you have received the COVID vaccine, please bring your Proof of Vaccine card.  If you have not been vaccinated, please bring proof of a negative COVID test done within three days of the audition.

Masks are required at the audition.

Also, bring a headshot and resume if you have them and prepare a song of 16 bars with a recorded backing track.  There will not be an accompanist at the audition.

Most roles may be filled by either males or females of any age from 12 through seniors.  (Under 12 should have some experience on stage or in acting classes.)

Performances are November 13 – December 5 on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00pm.  Rehearsals will start October 11 and will usually be on Mondays through Thursdays in the evenings.

Rehearsals start October 11 and are usually on Monday through Thursday evenings.

Synopsis:  This is a delightful musical by award winning playwright Richard Hellesen and Emmy Nominated composer Michael Silversher and directed by award winning director Allen Schmeltz.  Its production appeals to children and adults alike.

This is a musical version of the classic story.  Tired of spring cleaning his dismal little home, Mole ventures up into the Wide World, embarking on a series of adventures with his new companions—the clever Rat, wise old Badger and especially the motorcar-crazed Mr. Toad.  From boating to caravanning to the Battle of Toad Hall, they’re adventures that, in the end, still lead back to the home that is always waiting, happy to hear a song sung like willows in the wind.

Characters

Mole

Rat

Badger

Toad

Actor 1 – Rabbit, Motorcar Owner, Second Stoat, Groaler’s Daughter, Second Passenger, Field Mouse

Actor 2 – Chief Weasel, Chauffeur, Policeman, Driver, Field Mouse

Actor 3 – Stoat, Passenger, Clerk of the Court, Bargewoman, Field Mouse

Actor 4 – Weasel, Chief Magistrate, Engine-Driver, Field Mouse

For more information call (916)-353-1001.

Celebrate with Sutter Street Theatre

Celebrate with Sutter Street Theatre!

The Real Reason We Put Candles On A Birthday Cake

For your next birthday party or special event celebrate the theatrical way! Sutter Street Theatre is now offering a celebration package that is sure to impress.

This package includes a space in our annex to hold your celebration, tables, decorations, set up, break down, cast members of the show, and group pictures.

Fees include: $5 more than the original ticket price per person. The minimum amount of people is 10 and the maximum amount is 60.

 

For more information call (916)-353-1001

A Wrinkle in Time Audition: July 25, 2021

A Wrinkle in Time by John Glore.

Adapted from Madeline L’Engle’s Newbery Medal winning novel.

Directed by Michael Coleman

Audition Date: July 25th, 2021 at 7pm.

Rehearsal Times: Beginning July 26th. Actual dates and times TBD.

Performance Dates: Saturday and Sunday at 1pm from September 11th thru October 3rd.

 

Casting ages 12-30

All performers and crew are required to be Covid vaccinated.

 

What to Bring:

-A Headshot and Resume
-Any Conflicts you may have for show or rehearsal dates
-A vaccination card

 

Looking for three actors to play:

Margaret “Meg” Murry

Meg is an unusually intelligent thirteen-year-old girl who is a misfit at school. She is warmhearted but impulsive. The main source of her unhappiness, however, comes from the fact that her brilliant scientist father disappeared a number of years ago, and has made no contact with his loving, close-knit family since. Meg’s greatest faults are her anger, impatience, and lack of self-confidence, but she channels and overcomes them, ultimately emerging victorious.

 

Charles Wallace Murry

Meg’s gifted five-year-old brother, Charles Wallace is incredibly intelligent, sensitive, and telepathic. His talents extend from advanced factual and scientific knowledge to an unusual ability to penetrate and understand the minds of others. He is described as “something new”, an evolutionary “next step”.. His assurance of his abilities proves to be his vulnerability Charles is very close to his older sister

 

Calvin O’Keefe

Calvin is a fourteen-year-old boy who’s so smart he’s in eleventh grade He excels academically, socially, and in sports from an early age, but feels disconnected from his peers. Calvin comes from a large family that does not really care about him, but he nonetheless demonstrates a strong capacity for love and affection, and shows a burgeoning romantic interest in Meg. He finds a truer home with the Murrys.

 

The witches, the parents, and other various characters have been precast.

 

If you have any questions, please contact me at michaelkcoleman1@gmail.com or call 916-353-1001.

Newsies Audition

Newsies Date:  June 27, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM Dance Audition
Those auditioning for non-dance roles should aren’t needed until 7:30 PM.

Location:  Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa St., Folsom, CA 95630

Callbacks to take place Monday the 28th and Tuesday the 29th at 7:00 PM.

Auditions are open for teens and older.

Please bring a headshot and resume if you have them.  Prepare a song and bring sheet music or a backing track.  Dress to move and bring dance shoes and tap shoes if you have them.  Please be prepared to list any conflicts you have for rehearsals.

Timeline:
Rehearals are June 30 – August 5 from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.
Shows run August 6th – 29th, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 4:00 PM.

Synopsis:
It’s time to carry the banner on your stage with Disney’s Newsies! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right!

Roles:
The role of Jack is precast.

Crutchie:  A dedicated newsie with a bum leg that’s painful, but helps sell more papes. Though he walks with the assistance of a crutch, Crutchie doesn’t let it define him; when in a jam, Jack Kelly’s best friend relies on a goofy-sweet sense of humor and optimistic resilience. Crutchie is the heart of the resistance. Though his movement will suggest his bum leg, Crutchie should still be included in the dance numbers.

Davey:  Les’s straight-laced, bright big brother starts selling newspapers to help his family earn a living, but becomes swept up in the fervor of the strike. A leader in his own right who is learning to use his voice to uplift others, Davey is the brains of the resistance.

Les:  Davey’s cheeky younger brother, is inspired by the freedom of the newsies and loves their independent lifestyle. A precocious and natural newsie, Les is an intuitive salesboy and a pint-sized charmer. He should present as younger than the other newsies.

Newsies:  Including Albert, Buttons, Elmer, Finch, Henry, Ike, Jo Jo, Mike, Mush, Race, Romeo, Specs, Splasher, and Tommy Boy, are some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage.

Scabs:  Three newsies who are hesitant to join the strike.

Spot Conlon:  The proud leader of the Brooklyn newsies, boasts an intimidating reputation and a short singing solo in “Brooklyn’s Here.”

Katherine Plumber:  An ambitious young reporter, works hard to make a name for herself as a legitimate journalist in a time when women aren’t taken seriously. Quick, funny, and resourceful, she boldly captures the voice of a new generation rising in her coverage of the newsies’ strike. While she generally has no time for cocky, streetwise young men, she makes an exception for Jack Kelly. Though she only has a brief dance solo in “King of New York,” Katherine should have a great contemporary pop voice with a high belt – diction is key.

Darcy:  The upper-class kid of a publisher who sides with the newsies. Can double as a newsie.

Bill:  The son of William Randolph Hearst who joins the newsies’ cause. Can double as a newsie.

Wiesel:  Or “Weasel,” runs the distribution window for the World and knows most of the newsies by name. Assisted by the intimidating Delancey brothers, who keep order by any means necessary, Wiesel is Pulitzer’s disgruntled paper-pusher.

Oscar and Morris Delancey:  Tough brothers who work at the distribution window for the World, take the side of the publishers in the strike and are known to use their fists to make a point.

Goons:  Assist the DeLanceys in roughing up the newsies at the end of Act One.

Joseph Pulitzer:  A pompous businessman through and through, owns the World and is concerned solely with the bottom line. Katherine’s no-nonsense father, Pulitzer doesn’t sympathize with the strikers, but he does eventually – and grudgingly – respect Jack.

Seitz:  Editor, advises Pulitzer, but ultimately admires the kids’ newspaper.

Bunsen:  Pulitzer’s bookkeeper, comes up with the ideas to raise the newsies’ price per paper.

Hannah:  Pulitzer’s practical and insightful secretary.

Nunzio:  Pulitzer’s barber

Guard:  The Guard removes the newsies from Pulitzer’s building.

Snyder:  The crooked and sinister warden of The Refuge, a filthy and horrible orphanage, is concerned only with catching enough kids to keep his government checks coming.

Medda Larkin:  Inspired by vaudeville performer Aida Overton Walker, this big-voiced saloon singer and star of the Bowery offers her theater as a safe haven for the newsies. An astute entertainer with great comic delivery, she’s a good friend to Jack and stands firmly behind the newsies in their fight for justice.

The Bowery Beauties:  Female performers at Medda’s Theater.

Stage Manager:  Introduces Medda’s act.

Nuns:  The three nuns offer breakfast to the hungry newsies. Feel free to cast additional nuns.

Photographer:  Takes the triumphant photo of the newsies at the end of “Seize the Day.”

Mr. Jacobi:  Allows the newsies to congregate in his restaurant to plan their strike – when he doesn’t have any paying customers, that is.

Policemen:  Assist Snyder and turn against the newsies in the fight that concludes Act One.

Mayor:  The Mayor of New York City rebuffs Pulitzer’s attempts to shut down the newsies’ strike.

Governor Teddy Roosevelt:  A well-respected lifelong public servant, inspires Jack to stand up to Pulitzer.

Matilda Jr.

July 31- August 22

Book by Dennis Kelly
Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin

Rebellion is nigh in Matilda JR., a gleefully witty ode to the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the “revolting children” who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson.

Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence… and special powers! She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly lovable Miss Honey. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Matilda JR. is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

 

Call (916) 353-1001 for information.

COVID-19 Updates

Latest Update

November 18, 2020

 

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

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

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

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

Covid-19 Statement

August 19, 2020

 

Dear Friends,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sincerely,

Mike Jimena – Managing Director

Connie Mockenhaupt – Artistic Director

The Board of Sutter Street Theatre

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Audition Notice: A Tailor for Ladies

by George Feydeau

Translated and freely adapted by Peter Meech

Directed by Conrad Cecil

When:

Auditions: Sunday, February 16 at 7:00pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, February 19 at 7:00pm

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

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

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

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

Synopsis

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

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

About the Director

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

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!

The Best Man

June 5 – June 28

by  Gore Vidal

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

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

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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