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** Auditions **



"Steel Magnolias"

Directed by Jason Hammond

Auditions:

Sunday, August 9th @ 6:00pm

Monday, August 10th @ 7:00pm

At the Woodland Opera House

 

Rehearsals to begin as early as August 17.

Run dates: October 16 – November 8.

 

Set in a small town in Louisiana six women gather in Truvy's beauty shop for gossip, friendship, and support. These women are true southern belles who are flowery on the outside, but tough as steel inside. The play is alternately hilarious and touching as it moves from the excitement of Shelby’s wedding to sadness as the friends mourn her loss.The dialogue is quick, sharp, and funny and all six roles are interesting and challenging.  This is truly an ensemble show that relies on the ability of the cast to unify and deliver the lines and characters with a natural charm and ease.  Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.  Below is a brief character breakdown; the ages are suggestive of the character, not necessarily the actress. No restrictions on age or race; bring your best Louisiana accent, a teasing comb and prepare to have fun.  If you have any questions, you can contact the director at   Hammondeggz1@gmail.com.

 

Character Breakdown:

 

Truvy Jones – (30-50)  Owns the beauty shop. Vivacious and bright. Dispenses advice with lots of hairspray.

 

Annelle DupeyDesoto – (18-25) newly hired assistant. We see her grow from insecure newbie to a bit of a wildchild and then to the opposite extreme on her way to finding center.

 

Clairee Belcher - (55-late 60’s) Widow of the former mayor. Grand dame. Elegant, sophisticated, a true beauty.

 

Shelby EatentonLatcherie – (19-25) prettiest girl in town. Loves pink. Strong willed, passionate.We see her struggles with diabetes; both physically and emotionally.

 

M'Lynn Eatenton (40-50’s) Shelby's mother. Always knows what’s best, is strong, and stubborn. She works hard to keep everything running just the way it should be; and keeps all the dirty laundry out of view.

 

Ouiser (pronounced Weezer) Boudreaux – (55-late 60’s) Wealthy curmudgeon. Tough, eccentric character whose heart is not completely stone.



 


"Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical"

 

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Meredith Wilson

Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture with story by Valentine Davies and screenplay by George Seaton

Directed by Bob Cooner

Musical Direction by Graham Sobelman

 

Auditions will be held on Sunday, August 23 and Monday, Aug 24, 7:00 PM both nights, at the Woodland Opera House, 340 2nd Street, Woodland, CA 95695. Callbacks will be Monday, Aug 31, 7:00 PM.

 

·       Prepare 32 bars of a traditional musical theatre song that best shows off your voice. Have another song ready in the  

       event you asked.

·       You may also be asked to read a short scene from the script.

·       Some auditoners might also be asked to perform of a short piece of choreography (which you will be taught) so that

      we might assess your ability to dance/move.

·       Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are strongly encouraged to audition.

 

Rehearsals will be Mon-Thurs, 7:00-10:00 PM, Oct 5-Nov 25 (no rehearsal on Nov 25-26).

Performances are Nov 27-Dec 20, Fri-Sat @ 7:30 PM, Sun @ 2:00 PM; extra Sat 2:00 performance on Dec 13

 

Synopsis

Divorced single mother and Macy’s executive Doris Walker doesn't want her young daughter Susan's head filled with romantic notions. Their neighbor Fred Gailey, an ex-Marine-turned-lawyer, tries to woo Doris by charming Susan and taking her to see Santa Claus at Macy’s. Doris is not impressed. When it turns out Macy's Santa may in fact be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts, including Doris’s.

 

Character Breakdown:

 

DORIS WALKER: Executive for Macy's Department Store. She is a driven career woman and free- thinker who has recently divorced. Hard-working and cynical. Leading role. Late 20s-early 40s. Mezzo Soprano.

 

SUSAN WALKER: Doris’s young daughter. She is wise beyond her years and a self-sufficient city girl. Leading role. 6-11. Sings well.

 

FRED GAILEY: A handsome former Marine mustering out into civilian life as an attorney. Smart, hopeful and warm. Leading role. Late 20s-early 40s. Baritone-Tenor.

 

KRIS KRINGLE: Kind old man who believes he is Santa Claus. He embodies all of the classic characteristics of the jolly, friendly, warm-hearted icon. Leading role. 50s-60s. Baritone.

 

MARVIN SHELLHAMMER: An aggressive but somewhat bungling executive at Macy’s. Significant supporting role. Late 20s-early 40s. Baritone.

 

R.H. MACY: The boss of Macy's. Very concerned with public opinion. Significant supporting role. 50s-60s. Baritone.

 

MR. SAWYER: Macy’s store psychologist. Brash, self-absorbed, mean-spirited. 30s-50s. Non-singing role, but may also do some ensemble work.

 

THOMAS MARA: District Attorney who brings Kris Kringle to trial. Practical, self-assured. 30s-50s. Non-singing role, but may also do some ensemble work.

 

JUDGE: The judge who sits on the bench at Kris Kringle’s trial. He’s stuck between wanting to appear to be reasonable and concern for his elected position. 50s-60s. Non-singing role, but may also do some ensemble work.

 

O’HALLORAN: A political hack who backs the Judge’s election. 40s-60s. Tenor. May also do some ensemble work.

 

HENDRIKA: Dutch girl who visits Kris Kringle at Macys. 6-11. Sings well. Will also do some ensemble work.

 

ENSEMBLE: Men, women, children of all types who will play a wide variety of smaller speaking roles. All must sing and move well. Children: 6-12, Men and Women: Late teens-60s. 

 

 

 


 "Romeo And Juliet"

Directed by Rodger McDonald 

Auditions:

Sunday, September 13 and Monday, September 14 at 7 pm

At the Woodland Opera House Studio at 415 4th Street

Show run dates: January 15 – February 7 with a School Outreach performance on Thursday, January 21 at 10 am.

 

Please prepare a one to two minute monologue from any Shakespeare Play. If you do not have one memorized, you may read one, or a monologue will be provided for you to prepare at auditions. We will be cold reading from the script.  Men auditioning for Romeo, Tybalt, Mercutio, Paris, or Benvolio will have a short fencing routine taught them during auditions to prove agility. All should be prepared to move. If anyone wishes to audition for a specific role, he/she will be provided that opportunity. There will be no pre-casting prior to the auditions. All parts are open.  Audition  is open to ages 16+.

 



"How I Became a Pirate"


Directed and choreographed by Eva Sarry

Music Direction by Lori Jarvey

 

Auditions:

Sunday, December 13th at 6pm and Monday, December 14th at 7 pm (callbacks Wednesday, December 16th at 7pm if needed)

At the Woodland Opera House Studio at 415 4th Street

 

Come with sheet music to a prepared comic song (16-36 bars) and 30-60 second comic monologue that shows lots of personality.  Dress to samba!!!!….er, uh… move.

 

Show run dates: February 26 – March 13 with School Outreach Performances on March 3 at 9:30 am and 12:30 pm.

 

Seeking 5-7 enthusiastic, slightly crazy actors aged 16 to 92 to audition as pirates. Female pirates will be considered. One boy or girl ages 7-12.


Character Breakdown;


BRAID BEARD:

Male. The Pirate Captain-a man of girth with a “braided beard” on his chin. Strong singer, vocal range D above middle C)

 

JEREMY JACOB:

A boy or girl who appears to be about 10. Strong singer, (vocal range C above middle C).

 

SHARKTOOTH THE PIRATE:

Male. Foreboding, scowling grin, wears a patch over his eye but yet he’s a “sensitive guy”

 

SWILL THE PIRATE:

Male. Slight build with wire-rim glasses. Philosophical and intellectual soul who gets blamed for everything that goes wrong.

 

MAX THE PIRATE:

Male or Female. Wears a stuffed parrot on his/her shoulder, but no one has the heart to tell him/her that it’s not real.

 

PIRATE PIERRE:

Male or Female. Speaks with a French accent. Pirate Pierre is the Ship’s Cook and enjoys fine French cuisine.

 

PIRATE SEYMOUR BRAUNSCHWAGGER:

A typical First Mate

 

PIRATE SCURVY DOG:

A typical Second Mate….with a tendency to bark.

 

Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew. Braid Beard and his mates enlist young Jeremy

 

 


 "West Side Story"

Directed by Angela Baltezore

Music Direction by Dean Mora

Choreography by Staci Arriaga 

Auditions: TBA

 


 

 

"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"

Directed by Cheryl Watson

 

Auditions:

Tuesday, April 12 and Wednesday, 13 at 7 pm

Call backs Thursday, April14 at 7 pm

At the Woodland Opera House

 

Rehearsals to begin as early as April 17

Show dates: June 2 at 9:30 am and 12:30 pm. June 3 and June 10 at 7:30 pm and June 4, 5, 11, and 12 at 2 pm.

Auditions will be cold readings from the script.

Based on the classic novel by C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe tells the story of four London children sent to a professor’s country home for their protection during World War II. There they find a magic wardrobe which leads to a mystical land called Narnia, which is being ruled by an evil witch. To defeat the witch, they must join forces with Aslan, the lion God of Narnia.

Character Breakdown:

 

Aslan…a great lion

White Witch….an evil queen

Lucy, Edmund, Susan, and Peter….children

Mr. and Mrs. Beaver, Unicorn and Centaur….forest animals

Tumnus….faun

Fenris Ulf….wolf, head of the witch’s secret police

Dwarf…a servant to the witch

Father Christmas…a bringer of gifts

Elf….Father Christmas’ helper

White Stag….an elusive omen of good fortune

Extras

Aslan’s followers…..forest animals

Witch’s army…….evil villains