"PRIME TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS"
A Retro Comedy with Music by Bob
It’s December 1966, and all of America is primed to
watch their favorite happy TV couple, Cookie and Ray, in their annual holiday
musical special. Little do fans know that Cookie and Ray’s marriage is on the
rocks—and what’s worse, the prerecorded special has gone missing. The only fix
is a live telecast from their home, but can the show go on with Cookie and Ray
at each other’s throats? Find out in this merry music-filled retro comedy
written by WOH’s own Bob Cooner, with musical arrangements by Sam Schieber and
musical direction by Chris Schlagel. Direction by Bob Cooner and Matthew
- NOTE: NEW LOCATION Auditions will take place at the Woodland Opera House
Studio at 415 4th Street on Sunday, June 19, 7:00 PM, and Monday, June 20, 7:00 PM.
- The show runs October
28 – November 20, 2016, Fri-Sat at 7:30 PM, Sun at 2:00.
- This production will be the world premiere of PRIME
TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. The play has gone through several developmental
readings, and some of the cast from the various readings will be reprising
their roles in the production.
Currently, the available
Chip Gardner (late
college-aged son of Cookie and Ray. He’s a pretty typical college kid (a music major) who is
home in LA on winter break from
his East Coast college. He is crazy about Lesley
Lyle, a guest on Cookie and Ray’s holiday special. He sings well enough
to solo on a
singer/actress who is a guest star on Cookie and Ray’s special. She is notvery bright,
but she knows exactly how to
turn on the sex appeal professionally. She’s a Joey
Heatherton/Ann-Margret type. She sings well
(sexy 60s pop style) and dances
Bernie Marks (late
Jewish comedian who probably got his start in vaudeville or burlesque. He is the other
guest on Cookie and Ray’s holiday
special. A Henny Youngman/Jackie Mason type. He
sings well enough to at least carry a tune.
will consist of readings from the script and a prepared song. Please bring
sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.
JONES THE MUSICAL
Emily Jo Seminoff
Director: Jia-Min Rosendale
July 10*, 4:00 (Woodland Opera House Stage - 340 2nd Street)
(if needed) TBA
note: This production will not conflict with the main stage production of
*Those who are interested in auditioning but will be out of town during scheduled audition day should contact the director at: email@example.com for alternate audition date.
bring sheet music for a prepared song (16-32 bars). Dress to dance. Those
auditioning may be asked to read from the script. Be prepared to list any
conflicts for rehearsals.
25 - August 4: Monday-Thursday from 5:00-7:00
15 - September 15:
from 7:00-9:30. Sundays – TBA
August 8 - 11
rehearsal, due to Footloose tech week.
Tech Week Schedule:
18: 1:00 - 6:00
19 - 22: 6:30 - 9:30
23 - Oct 2: Fridays
at 7:30 and Saturdays & Sundays at 2:00
29: School Outreach Performances, 9:30 & 12:30
JUNIE B. JONES THE MUSICAL
A delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park’s best-selling books are
brought to life in a genuinely comical, and not strictly-for-kids musical.
Featuring a tremendously loveable character and fun-filled songs, Junie B.
Jones will capture your heart just as the books captivated an entire generation
of students. Awaken a young person’s desire to read with the sassy little diva
Junie B. Jones and her adventures in first grade.
Seeking high energy TEEN and ADULT actors to fill the roles listed below. Junie
B. and her classmates will be an altogether diverse group. Many characters may
be either male or female and some roles may be doubled.
Jones:(female. Teen or young adult) A quirky, energetic first
grader with comedic flair. Loves having adventures and writing about them in
her journal. Gets upset when things don't go her way. Wildly precocious, yet
Herb:(male. Teen or young adult) Junie B.'s new best friend.
A cute boy, slightly shy. Endearing and charming.
Scary:(male. Adult) Junie B.'s first grade
teacher, a warm man, despite his name.
Lucille:(female. Teen or young adult) Junie B.'s former best
friend, also in first grade. The ultimate child diva. Rich girl, well-dressed.
In Mr. Scary's class with Junie B. Enthusiastic.
May:(female. Teen or young adult) Another first grader in Mr.
Scary's class with Junie B. Bossy, know-it-all. Junie's nemesis.
Sheldon:(male. Teen or young adult) Another first grader
in Mr. Scary's class with Junie B. Nerdy, lactose intolerant, and gets a bit of
stage fright. Excited about playing music.
Camille:(female. Teen or young adult) Lucille's new
best friend and Chenille's twin sister. A follower.
Chenille:(female. Teen or young adult) Lucille's other
new best friend and Camille's twin sister. Coordinated and cute. Female
Grace :(female. Teen or young adult) Junie B.'s other
former best friend. She rides the bus with Junie B. and is now best friends
with Bobbi Jean Piper.
Piper:(female. Teen or young adult) Grace's new best
Jose: (male. Teen or young adult) Another first grader
in Mr. Scary's class. Speaks both Spanish and English.
Lennie:(Teen or young adult) Another first
The kids' favorite lunch lady at Junie B.'s elementary school, also known as
"Gladys Gutzman, Queen of Snacks."
Mother: (female. adult) Junie B.'s mom.
Exasperated, but understanding.
Daddy: (male. adult) Junie B.'s dad.
Encouraging and knows how to juggle.
"Seussical the Musical, Jr"
and choreographed by Emily Jo Seminoff. Music Direction by Joshua Wheeler.
July 20th 4:00 (Woodland Opera House Stage, 340 2nd street)
(if needed), July 21st, 4:00
will read and sing from the show and learn a short dance piece.
are open to students ages 7-18 with experience with one or more of the
Mini Musical Workshop
Main Stage Performance
September 30th at 9:30 & 12:30 (School Outreach preview)
October 1st & Sunday October 2nd at 7:00
Thursday from 4:00-6:00, August 8-September 22. Students will not attend every
rehearsal but will only be called to rehearsals for which they are needed.
Tech Week Schedule: September
26-29 from 4:45-7:00.
$90 Costume/Production fee: $30
Cat In The Hat:
(Male. May be
played by boy or girl)
The Cat In The Hat is the essence of mischief, fun, and imagination. The Cat
stirs things up, causes trouble, but always sets things right again, helping
Jojo to discover the power of his own imagination as they create the story for
the show together. The Cat will play many comic cameos and improvise with
Jojo: (Male. May be played by boy
or girl) Jojo is a
"Thinker", a smart child with a wild imagination. He is a little bit
awkward, a little bit of a loner, and a rambunctious kid whose Thinks get him
into constant trouble. By the end of the show, he learns what it means to be a
responsible member of his world, using the power and possibilities of his own
The Elephant: (Male) Horton The Elephant is a
gentle giant. He is a big-hearted blue-collar guy who is steadfast, responsible
and always tries to do the right thing for his friends. He is imaginative and
receptive to the world around him. He is very unselfconscious. Horton's view of
the world never changes - he believes in its goodness. By the end of the show,
without even realizing it, he is ready to become a parent.
Mcfuzz: (Female)Gertrude Mcfuzz is very
self-conscious, awkward, sweet, and aware that her one-feather tail isn't
perfect. Gertrude changes during the show from a neurotic, nervous and shy bird
into one with the power to protect and care for a baby elephant bird and commit
herself to Horton.
La Bird: (Female)Mayzie La Bird is
self-centered, selfish, and vain. Mayzie will never admit to her own flaws. She
manipulates anyone she can into doing what she wants.
Kangaroo:(Female) Sour Kangaroo isn't really
sour at all. She's just got a lot of attitude. She's loud, brassy, and a lot of
(Male. May be
played by boy or girl)
The Wickersham Brothers are not bad guys! They're simply a lot like kids who
tease, play pranks, and get a kick out of making mischief, although often at
others' expense. They enjoy hanging around with one another, making music
together on the street corner, and playing off one another.
Mayor: (Male) Is the Mayor of Whoville who
is trying hard to raise a difficult child in a difficult world. He may get
aggravated with Jojo, but he loves him dearly and tries to do the right thing,
even if it turns out to be a mistake.
Mayor: (Female) Is the mayor’s wife and is
trying hard to raise a difficult child in a difficult world. She may get
aggravated with Jojo, but she loves him dearly and tries to do the right thing,
even if it turns out to be a mistake.
Whos are average citizens who have their handful of quirks. They are tiny
people who live on the spec of dust.
Jungle Creatures are real people at heart, even though they may be described as
animal characters. They live in the jungle and get caught up in the story of
Horton and the Whos.
“Beauty and the Beast”
Auditions for the Woodland Opera
House mainstage production “Beauty and the Beast” will be held at the rehearsal
studio at 415 4th Street on Sunday, October 9
at 6:00 p.m. and Monday, October 10th
at 7:00 p.m. Roles are available for ten men ages 20-70, ten women ages 20-70,
one boy age 7-11 and one girl age 8-12. There is also a large singing and
Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the
stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and
the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The
original Broadway production ran for over 13 years and was nominated for 9 Tony
Awards including Best Musical.
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the
Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress.
If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be
transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not
learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Roles are available for 7 Women, 7 Men, and 1 Boy and a large singing and
come prepared to sing 16-32 measures of a musical theatre song.
Bring the sheet
music in your key. An accompanist will be provided.
Dress to dance. A
simple dance combination will be taught to all who audition.
will be Sunday – Thursday from 7 – 10 p.m. and will begin November 1st
will be no rehearsal over Thanksgiving break (Nov. 23-27) or Christmas break (December
show opens January 13 and runs through February 5 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30p.m.
Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
show is directed by Angela Baltezore, with music direction by James
manager is Chris Taloff.