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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.

Little Red Riding Hood and the Magic Dragon

September 7 – September 29*

Book by David and Julie Payne

Lyrics by Julie Payne.

Music by Martha Yordy

 

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

 

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm

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

 

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 MALE ACTORS/SINGERS STILL NEEDED FOR HOLIDAY IN THE HILLS

 MALE ACTORS/SINGERS STILL NEEDED FOR HOLIDAY IN THE HILLS 

 

Directed by Connie Mockenhaupt

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Rehearsals will be in November and are usually weekday evenings.

 

Audition Notice: The Magic Toyshop

AUDITIONS FOR THE MAGIC TOYSHOP

 

Direct by Allen Schmeltz

 

When: Monday, November 5 at 7:00 pm

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

 

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

 

The Magic Toyshop runs the following dates:

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The Characters

Toy Maker – Older looking teen or adult of any age

Old Woman – Older adult

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

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

Captain a soldier doll

Corky a clown doll

Tina a ballerina doll (some dance experience is helpful)

Sunny a Raggedy Ann Doll

Gigi a French doll

Louie a French doll

Audition Notice: Evil Dead the Musical 2018

When: Sunday, August 26 at 7:00 pm*

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SYNOPSIS:  “It’s an old tale. You’ve probably heard it a hundred times. Boy and his friends go on a week-long vacation in the woods. Three friends turn into Candarian demons. One friend is killed by a forest of evil trees. Two demons are killed by their boyfriends respectively, while one stays in the cellar trying to kill everything in sight. Like I said, pretty standard stuff.” – Ash   This hilarious live stage show takes all the elements of the cult classic horror films, Evil Dead 1, Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness then combines them to make one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time. And did we say… Blood?!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

  • Ash (Male – Tenor/Baritone): The hero and iconic character of the musical. This devoted S-Mart housewares employee evolves over the course of the show from a cowardly college student to a wisecracking deadite slayer with his detachable hand chainsaw and 12 gauge “boomstick.”
  • Linda (Female – Mezzo-Soprano): The girl next door. Linda is sweet, thoughtful, and completely devoted to Ash, until she turns evil and tries to kill him. She laughs an annoyingly inordinate amount of time after transforming.
  • Cheryl (Female – Mezzo-Soprano): Ash’s sister and the odd woman out in the group. Looking to spend a week relaxing, she is the recipient of Scotty’s jokes and torment. The only one to sense the evil surrounding the cabin, she is the first to be possessed, turning her into an aggressive, foul-mouthed demon that speaks in very bad puns. Spends the majority of the show locked in the cellar.
  • Scotty (Male – Tenor/Baritone): Good looking, cocky, a prankster and Ash’s best friend. Thinks himself the brave one until he’s forced to kill, then his panic leads him to flee. He returns to warn Ash about the woods and attempts to help his friend even as he is knocking on death’s door.
  • Shelly (Female – Mezzo-Soprano): Beautiful, easy, and not too smart. She is Scotty’s latest fling and looking to party. Just because she becomes an evil demon doesn’t mean she can’t look good doing it!
  • Annie (Female – Mezzo-Soprano): Quite the overbearing explorer who finds missing pages to the Necronomicon and wants to reunite with her father to continue their research. Very bossy and drawn to Ash. Must be comfortable in a tear away semi-revealing costume.
  • Ed (Male – Tenor/Baritone): Annie’s coworker, boyfriend, and doormat. He travels with her to the cabin to proceed with their research of the book of the dead. After turning evil, his confidence may lack but this “Bit Part Demon” is ready to sing!
  • Jake (Male – Tenor/Baritone): Stereotypical Southerner and reliable enough to help Annie and Ed find the path to the cabin, but too stupid and stubborn to listen to reason that will keep him alive.

Ensemble Cast:

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

 

Audition Notice: Sleepy Hollow

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

When: August 19th at 7:00 pm *

By Kathryn Shultz Miller

Adapted from the story by Washington Irving

Directed by Connie Mockenhaupt

 

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

 

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

 

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

CHARACTERS: 

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

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

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

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

Audition Notice: Little Women

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

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

Adaptation by Peter Clapham

Directed by Courtney Conklin and assistant directed by Jay Evans

 

 

 

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. 

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

 

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

 

CHARACTERS: 

 Casting for 7 female and 4 male roles

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

Audition Notice: The Boy Who Stole the Stars

Additional Audition Scheduled for

The Boy Who Stole the Stars

Where: The Annex, 710 Figueroa St, Folsom

When: Thursday, July 5, 6:00 pm

 

 

 

See below for audition details.

 

 

 

 

 


Where: Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter Street, Folsom

When: Sunday, July 1, 7:00 pm

 

 

Directed by Allen Schmeltz

 

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

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

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

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

 

Synopsis: 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Audition Notice: In the Heights

Where: The Annex, 710 Figueroa St, Folsom

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

~AND~

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

 

Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes

 

Direction by Mike Jimena

Musical Direction by Connie Mockenhaupt

Choreography by Jacob Gutierrez-Montoya

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Breaking Borders Audition

Where: The Annex, 710 Figueroa St, Folsom

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

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

 

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

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

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

Additional Humpty Dumpty Audition

Important Announcement:

An additional audition has been scheduled for

Humpty Dumpty is Missing!.

 

Where: Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St, Folsom

When: Sunday, April 8, 7:00PM

 

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

 

 

Audition Notice: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Where: The Annex, 710 Figueroa St, Folsom

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

 

 

Book by Rachel Sheinkin

Music and Lyrics by William Finn

 

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

 

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

 

CHARACTERS:  We are looking for older teens and adults.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JESUS CHRIST: Deity invoked by a speller in need.

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

Rehearsal dates to be announced.

 

 

 

Audition Notice: Humpty Dumpty is Missing!

Where: Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St, Folsom

When: Sunday, March 25, 7:00PM

Who: Directed by Allen Schmeltz

 

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

by Joseph Robinette

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

 

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

 

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

 

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

 

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

Audition Notice: Murder on the Nile

When: Sunday, February 18th at 7:00pm

Where: The Annex, 710 Figueroa St, Folsom

by Agatha Christie

Directed by Allen Schmeltz

It’s the 1940s. Kay Ridgeway is cruising on the River Nile on the paddle steamer Lotus.  Kay has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth, and a new husband, she embarks on a honeymoon voyage down the Nile. Fatal circumstances await when the idyllic surroundings are shattered by a shocking and brutal murder. Under scrutiny is a multitude of memorable passengers, all with a reason to kill. The tension and claustrophobia builds, as a shocking and audacious conspiracy is laid bare.

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS
All characters have a reason to be the murder victim, as well as a motive to be the murderer.  Please note that the ages mentioned are suggested CHARACTER AGES and not necessarily the actual age of the actor. Most roles have an accent indicated but don’t let that stop you from auditioning. We may or may not use accents or they may just be indications of an accent.

MALE ROLES
SIMON MOSTYN (MALE) (AGE 25-35)
Kay’s new husband; good looking, good tempered with a simple hearty manner, from humble beginnings, determined no to use Kay for her money. Those auditioning for Simon must be confident performers and be comfortable with a lot of dialogue as this is a major role. British accent.
CANON PENNEFATHER (MALE) (AGE 35+)
An imposing clergyman, a self-described worldly order of the clergy who enjoys the good things in life’, Kay’s guardian whom she calls Uncle Ambrose; the sleuth and pivotal detective of the play. The performer must have great stage presence and be comfortable with a lot of dialogue as this is a major role. British accent.
WILLIAM SMITH (MALE) (AGE 30+) An irreverent man who has devoted himself to the causes of the “working man” yet with a sparkle in the eye. A bit dirty and careless about his dress. His voice and dry wit contradict his appearance. Large supporting role. British accent.
DR. LUDWIG BESSNER (MALE) (AGE 30+)
Medical doctor with a marked foreign accent from a small country in Europe; hates Kay’s father and blames him for the financial ruin of his country and his family. Large supporting role. German accent.

STEWARD (MALE) (AGE 20+)
Steward of the paddle steamer Lotus; sly and humorous character with the opportunity to go beyond what appears on the page. Speaks with a strong accent and requires speaking some Arabic. Ideal role for non-Caucasian performers. Actors of different ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to audition for this role, although all auditionees will be considered. Supporting role.

MCNAUGHT (MALE) (AGE 20+)
The ship’s manager. Minor role. British accent.

FEMALE ROLES
KAY RIDGEWAY-MOSTYN (FEMALE) (AGE 18-25)
A charismatic, rich and beautiful young socialite who leave all in her path breathless with admiration or disgust.Major role. British accent
JACQUELINE DE SEVERAC (FEMALE) (AGE 18-25)
Simon’s ex-fiancée and Kay’s best friend; raging with jealousy over Simon and Kay’s marriage. Emotional and mercurial, if somewhat fragile. Major role. British accent.
HELEN FFOLIOT-FFOULKES (FEMALE) (AGE 40+)
Unpleasant aging socialite; rude, snobbish and gruff. A believer in the upper and lower classes and that they should never meet. Large supporting role. Upper class. British accent.
CHRISTINA GRANT (FEMALE) (AGE25+)
Nice, sensible girl with a steady temper. The niece of Helen, grateful for the adventure on her aunt’s dime. Large supporting role. British accent.
LOUISE (FEMALE) (AGE 20+)
Kay’s flirtatious and devious French maid. Speaks fluent French. Supporting role. French accent

MALE OR FEMALE

TWO BEADSELLERS (MALE OR FEMALE) (18-WHATEVER)
The Beadsellers are in and out throughout the beginning of the play. Mideastern accent

 

 

Please bring a headshot and resume if you have them.  Also bring any performance or rehearsal conflicts you may have.

Audition will be cold readings from the script. No sides will be available before the audition, but the publisher is Samuel French and you may purchase a copy of the script from them.

The show runs March 24 through April 29 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 4:00pm. There is no performance on Easter Sunday, April 1. Rehearsals are 4-5 weeks before opening, usually on Monday through Thursday from 7:00pm to 9:30pm or 10:00pm. There may be some weekend rehearsals if needed.

 

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

May 19 – June 17

by Joseph Robinette

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

Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00

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Audition Notice: Duck Hunter Shoots Angel

When: January 7th at 7:00 pm
Where: The Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter Street in Folsom
Who: Directed by Michael Coleman

by Mitch Albom

DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL is the uproarious story of two bumbling Alabama brothers who have never shot a duck but think they shot an angel. As they lament their fates in a murky swamp, they are chased by a cynical tabloid journalist and his reluctant photographer, who don’t believe any of it—until feathers, wings and a tiara are discovered along the way. The play hysterically interweaves a love story, sibling rivalry, tawdry media, race relations and cultural stereotypes as the chase to find the angel builds to a crescendo in the swamp. Ultimately a sweet allegory about redemption, DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL has been hailed by audiences as a rare comedy with a surprisingly heartfelt lesson.

 

 

Character descriptions:

Sandy (late 30s, 40-ish): a tabloid journalist. Cynical, a little jaded, a little self-hating.  Sandy had plans, and they did not involve tracking would-be Angel shooters for The Weekly World and Globe.

Lenny (30-ish, African American): a photographer. Has even less desire than Sandy to be on this particular assignment.

Lester (30s): a tabloid publisher. Fast talking, fast walking, always looking for an angle. Lester knows what his readers want, and Sandy better get it for him – yesterday.

Duane (late 20s to early 50s, southern accent): one of the Duck Hunters. Duane’s not the brightest bulb in the chandelier, but he’s trying.

Duwell (late 20s to early 50s, Southern accent): the other Duck Hunter, and Duane’s younger brother. Duwell is a little dimmer than Duane, but sweeter with it.

Woman (late 20s, Southern accent): sweet, thoughtful, supportive, but some spark and spunk as well.

Kansas (teenager, 17. Southern accent):  Smart girl with a smart mouth – but likeable.

Gator Man/Phil (no age specified): Gator Man.   A strong, physically comic actor who moves well. Fun role without a lot of lines, but lots of presence.

The Voice/Loan Officer (40s). Commanding vocal presence; actor is mostly heard, not seen – the inverse of Gator Man.

 

Please bring a headshot and resume if you have them.

The audition will be cold readings from the script.

The show runs February 24 – March 18 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 4:00pm.

Audition Notice: The Twelve Dancing Princesses

ADDITIONAL AUDITION

We will be having an additional audition for The Twelve Dancing Princesses this Sunday, January 14th at 7:00 pm.

When: Sunday, January 14th at 7:00
Where: The Annex, 710 Figueroa St, Folsom
Who: Directed by Lisa Dillon

 

Parts to be filled:

1 Comedic Male

1 Romantic Male

1 Non-Singing Male

Ensemble Roles – any age or gender

 

All ages from children to seniors are invited to audition.

What to bring: Please bring a headshot and resume if you have them and be prepared to sing a short song or excerpt from a song. Bring piano sheet music or a CD. No a cappella please if possible! There will also be a dancing audition so dress appropriately.

 

Rehearsals start Monday January 15th.


 When: Sunday, January 7th at 7:00
Where: The Annex, 710 Figueroa St, Folsom
Who: Directed by Lisa Dillon

 

 

Book and Lyrics by Jennifer Kirkeby

Music by Shirley Mier

Enter the magical world of twelve princesses who love to dance. Each night, they sing the song that allows them secret passage into the enchanted forest. Once they arrive, the trees sparkle and chime with silver and gold leaves, beautiful music plays and the spirit of their mother watches over them. In the meantime, their father, the king, is perplexed, and the shoemaker and his apprentices are exasperated, but the princesses must dance. Then one day, the king (tired of finding twelve pairs of worn shoes outside his daughters’ room each morning) issues a proclamation. The first person to discover the secret of where the princesses go each night shall receive his or her heart’s desire and eight bags of gold! After an entertaining visit from the Prince of Arrogance (“Talking about me is my favorite thing to do!”), Matthew the commoner comes to visit. And when the Spirit Mother gives Matthew an invisibility cloak, events rapidly begin to change.

 

All ages from children to seniors are invited to audition.

What to bring: Please bring a headshot and resume if you have them and be prepared to sing a short song or excerpt from a song. Bring piano sheet music or a CD. No a cappella please if possible! There will also be a dancing audition so dress appropriately.

Characters*:
Dancing Princesses (good dancers)
Annabella
Anya
Celestia
Genevieve
Giselle
Hazel
Louisa
Rosalina
Scarlet
Suzanna
Violetta
Zelda

Spirit Mother
King Phillip
Handmaidens double as Shoemaker’s Apprentices and Townpeople
Two Royal Guards
Hearld
Head Shoemaker
Prince of Arrogance / Townsperson
Matthew – Ability to play guitar or flute is a plus.

*Note: There are non-singing and non-dancing roles in the show.

 

Running Dates:
Feb. 10 – March 18,  Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00

Rehearsal dates to be announced.