Directed by Allen Schmeltz

When: Sunday, October 23 at 7:00pm
Where: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom

Synopsis: 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. 17 & 18 at 1:00pm

Dec. 16, 20,  21, 22, 23, 27, 28 & 29 at 4:00pm

Rehearsals start November 14 with tech week the week of December 5. Rehearsals are 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 so there will be no vocal audition.

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

The Characters

Toy Maker – Age 20 to 100+

Old Woman – Age 50 to 100+

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 although it is possible to cast females in the male roles and visa versa.

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