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 **Auditions **

Prime Time for the Holidays - June 19 & 20
Junie B. Jones the Musical - July 10
Seussical Jr.  -  July 20
Beauty and the Beast  -  October 9

Complete audition listings below


"PRIME TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS"

A Retro Comedy with Music by Bob Cooner

 

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 Abergel.

 

  • 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 roles include:

 

Chip Gardner (late teens-early 20s):                   

The 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 few lines.

 

Lesley Lyle (early-mid 20s):                               

Very popular 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

(popular 60s dance styles).

 

Bernie Marks (late 50s-late 70s):                        

An aging 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.

 

Auditions will consist of readings from the script and a prepared song. Please bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.



JUNIE B. JONES THE MUSICAL



Director/Choreographer: Emily Jo Seminoff

Music Director: Jia-Min Rosendale

 

Auditions:

Sunday, July 10*, 4:00 (Woodland Opera House Stage - 340 2nd Street)

Callbacks (if needed) TBA

Minimum age: 13 

Please note:  This production will not conflict with the main stage production of Footloose.


*Those who are interested in auditioning but will be out of town during scheduled audition day should contact the director at: emilyjowoh@gmail.com for alternate audition date.

 

Please 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.

 

Rehearsal Schedule:

July 25 - August 4:  Monday-Thursday from 5:00-7:00

August 15 - September 15: Monday- Thursday from 7:00-9:30.  Sundays – TBA

Note:  August 8 - 11No rehearsal, due to Footloose tech week.

 

Mandatory Tech Week Schedule:

September 18:  1:00 - 6:00

September 19 - 22:  6:30 - 9:30

 

Performances:

September 23 - Oct 2: Fridays at 7:30 and Saturdays & Sundays at 2:00

September 29:  School Outreach Performances, 9:30 & 12:30

 

ABOUT 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.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
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.

Junie B. 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 completely endearing.

 

Herb:(male. Teen or young adult) Junie B.'s new best friend. A cute boy, slightly shy. Endearing and charming.

 

Mr. 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.

Bobbi Jean Piper:(female. Teen or young adult)  Grace's new best friend.

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 grader.

 

Mrs. Gutzman: (female. adult)   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.




Rising Stars Workshop

"Seussical the Musical, Jr"


Directed and choreographed by Emily Jo Seminoff. Music Direction by Joshua Wheeler.

 

Auditions:

Wednesday, July 20th 4:00 (Woodland Opera House Stage, 340 2nd street)

Callbacks (if needed), July 21st, 4:00

Students will read and sing from the show and learn a short dance piece.

 

Audition Prerequisite:

Auditions are open to students ages 7-18 with experience with one or more of the following.

-Show Biz Kids

-Musical Theatre workshop

- Mini Musical Workshop

-Acting Workshop

- Main Stage Performance

  

Performances:

Friday, September 30th at 9:30 & 12:30 (School Outreach preview)

Saturday, October 1st & Sunday October 2nd at 7:00

 

Rehearsal Schedule:

Monday- 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.

 

Mandatory Tech Week Schedule: September 26-29 from 4:45-7:00.

 

Tuition: $90     Costume/Production fee: $30

 

Character Breakdown

The 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 the audience.

 

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 Thinks.

 

Horton 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.

 

Gertrude 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.

 

Mayzie 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.

 

Sour 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 fun.

 

The Wickersham Brothers: (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.

 

Mr. 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.

 

Mrs. 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.

 

The Whos: The Whos are average citizens who have their handful of quirks. They are tiny people who live on the spec of dust.  

 

Jungle Creatures: The 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.





Disney’s “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 dancing ensemble.


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 dancing ensemble.

 

Please 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.

Rehearsals will be Sunday – Thursday from 7 – 10 p.m. and will begin November 1​st​​​

 

There will be no rehearsal over Thanksgiving break (Nov. 23-27) or Christmas break (December 22-27).

The show opens January 13 and runs through February 5 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30​p.m.​

and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.


The show is directed by Angela Baltezore, with music direction by James Glica-Hernandez. Stage manager is Chris Taloff.​