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** Auditions **

"Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical"


Book, Music, and Lyrics by Meredith Willson

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.



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. 



Fall "Broadway Bound" Auditions


Saturday, September 12th at 1:00 at the WOH studio at 415 4th Street.


Broadway Bound is the Woodland Opera House's elite performing group.  Audition prerequisites are; Main stage performance, 2 years of Show Biz Kidz, Dance or Musical Theatre Classes. Ages 11-18


Come with the sheet music to a prepared song (16-32 bars) and dress to dance.  An accompanist will be provided. Bring bottled water. You will be asked to sing your prepared song, learn a short dance sequence, and read scenes from a musical comedy script. 


Fall Broadway Bound Cast will perform the top secret songs from the WOH 2016 -17 Season at the Woodland Opera House Big Reveal Event on January 24th.


Our fall session of classes will begin on October 10th. Classes will be held on Saturdays from 12:30-2:30. We will also audition for a Disney performance tour and for the Yolo County Fair. Broadway Bound will be the WOH ambassadors to our community performing our future season songs at local events.


Instructors will be Joshua Wheeler - Music Director, Eva Sarry - Director and choreographer and Angela Baltezore - Director and choreographer.



Tuition is $50 per month - October through January. 



"Romeo And Juliet"

Directed by RodgerMcDonald 


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



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;


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



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



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



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



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.



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



A typical First Mate



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 will be held at the Woodland Opera House Studio at 415 4th Street on Sunday, January 17 at 6 pm and on Monday, January 18 at 7 pm.  Come with the sheet music to a prepared musical theatre song. (16-32 bars) An accompanist will be provided.  Dress to dance.  Bring bottled water. Some actors may be asked to read from the script. Call backs will be held on Thursday, January 21 at 7 pm as needed.


Rehearsals will begin February 1 and will be held Sunday through Thursday from 7-10. Only actors who are needed are called to rehearsals.  The show performs April 8 - May 1 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and on Sundays at 2 pm



Cast size:


Cast Type:

Ethnic Roles,(Jets-White, Sharks-Puerto Rican) Showcases trained dancers, Showcases trained singers, Star Vehicle - Female, Star Vehicle - Male, Strong/Large Chorus, Teenage Roles

Dance requirement:

Heavy (Extensive Dance Sections/Solos)


Casting  notes:           

Age ranges listed

are suggested.
Must be high school + to audition.     


Character Breakdown


A spritely, quick-tempered leader. He seeks to eliminate the Sharks and establish his own gang's dominance. Tony's best friend, he is eventually murdered by Bernardo.
Male, 18-30 yrs old 
Range: Bb2 - G4 


A romantic young man and former leader of the Jets, he has found a new lifestyle now. Tony finds himself violently torn between his friendships and love. Falls in love to Maria and meets an untimely death. Genuinely sweet and sincere.
Male, 18-30 yrs old 
Range: Bb2 - Bb4 


A proud, strong, handsome Puerto Rican man. Bernardo seeks to carve out territory as a sense of identity for he and his friends. Maria's brother and Anita's boyfriend. Leader of the Sharks.
Male, 20-35 yrs old 
Range: Bb2 - Eb4 


A hopeless romantic and innocent young girl. She falls in love with Tony and finds herself at the center of the violent conflict between the two gangs. Bernardo's sister. Puerto Rican.
Female, 18-25 yrs old 
Range: Bb3 - C6 


Feisty and assertive. She dispenses "older sister" advice to Maria and tries to shield her from the dangers of the gangs. Bernardo's girlfriend and Maria's friend. Puerto Rican.
Female, 18-30 yrs old 
Range: F3 - D5 


An angry and, at times, naïve Shark who turns murderous and vengeful. Suitor to Maria and friend of Bernardo's.
Male, 18-25 yrs old 
Speaking Role 


A spunky tomboy who is desperate to become a member of the Jets. The other Jets mock her for her ambitions, but generally appreciate her company. Full of energy and heart.
Female, 15-25 yrs old 
Speaking Role 


The owner of the candy store where the Jets hang out. He tries to guide the Jets youthful angst and provides a safe haven for Tony. Old fashioned and wise in his ways.
Male, 50-75 yrs old 
Speaking Role 


A local police detective frustrated by the ongoing violence between the Jets and Sharks. Blunt, brash, and unapologetic.
Male, 40-55 yrs old 
Speaking Role 


The local beat cop. He has no patience for the gangs conflict and tries to keep tensions from erupting between them. Regularly mocked by the local gangs.
Male, 30-60 yrs old 
Speaking Role 


Jets, Sharks, Jets Girls, Sharks Girls



"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"

Directed by Cheryl Watson



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


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


Aslan’s followers…..forest animals

Witch’s army....…….evil villains