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It’s A Wonderful Life, the Musical

CASTING CALL - Additional audition scheduled.  

We need actors, singers and dancers.  Great roles!


WHEN: Tuesday, September 26 at 7 pm 


WHERE:  Woodland Opera House Rehearsal Studio at 415 4th Street


WHAT:  AUDITIONS- It's a Wonderful Life, the Musical

Open to ages 5 to 95


Based on the beloved 1946 film, this musical faithfully follows George Bailey's life from his childhood dreams to his midlife disappointments and beyond, as we all take a journey to discover whether his life has mattered at all. Cinematically scored and theatrically staged, this adaptation breathes musical life into a familiar story, while retaining the warmth, humor, and pathos of the original. A new holiday classic for devotees and newcomers alike.


All of the iconic movie characters are here; George Bailey, Mary Bailey, Clarence the Angel, Ma and Pops Bailey,Harry Bailey, Uncle Billy, Mr. Potter, Many solo singing roles.  A large cast. 

Dance roles for teens (The high school Charleston dance) and roles for the three Bailey children

For show information and to listen to songs:


Director: Dean Shellenberger (The Miracle Worker, The Diary of Ann Frank)

Music Director: James Glica-Hernandez (Beauty and the Beast, Miracle on 34th Street)

Choreographer: Staci Arriaga (Beauty and the Beast, West Side Story)

Stage Manager: Melissa Dalhberg


Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of a holiday classic. We need a strong ensemble cast.  Contact Executive Director, Angela Baltezore at for information.


Please come with a prepared song (14-32 bars) and the sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.  Dress to dance.  


All roles available including;

Clarence, an Angel

George Bailey, our hero

Mary Bailey, his wife

Their children;

Pete Bailey (can play age 9)

Janie Bailey (can play age 8 )

Zuzu Bailey, (can play ag 6)

Tommy Bailey, (can play age 5)

Henry Potter, the meanest and richest man in town

Mother Bailey, George’s mother

Pop’s Bailey, George’s father

Harry Bailey, George’s brother

Uncle Billy

Townspeople with singing and speaking roles. Large singing and dancing ensemble.


The show is directed by Dean Shellenberger (Miracle Worker, The Diary of Ann Frank). Music Director is James Glica-Hernandez and choreographer is Staci Arriaga.


Rehearsals will begin in late September and the show dates are November 24 – December 17 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm.

Saturday, October 7th at 4:00

Theatre and Dance Annex at 520 Court Street.

Ages 12-18 

Come with the sheet music to a prepared song (16-32 bars)

An accompanist will be provided.   Dress to Dance 


Broadway Bound is an advanced musical theatre group that will perform numbers from the top-secret Woodland Opera House 2018-19 Season at the Big Reveal event on Sunday, January 28th. The group will also perform at other local events.


Broadway Bound rehearsals will be held on Saturday, January 6th and Saturday, January 13th in the afternoon and Monday, January 22nd, Tuesday, January 23rd, Wednesday, January 24th, Thursday, January 25th, and Friday, January 26th, from 7-9 pm.  The dress rehearsal will be on Saturday, January 27th from 1-4 pm. There is no monthly tuition to participate. 


Broadway Bound cast members will participate in Master Class workshops taught by professionals. There will be a $30 fee for each Master Class held at the WOH. Dates to be announced at auditions. We will also participate in the Broadway Sacramento/Music Circus Master Class Series. These master class opportunities allow students to learn from Broadway performers touring in our region. This educational opportunity is integral for the development of the advanced student.


Director: Angela Baltezore

Choreographer: Eva Sarry

Music Director: Joshua Wheeler


For more information contact Angela Baltezore at    

James & the Giant Peach – the Musical


Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Based on the book, “James and the Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl

Directed by Jason Hammond

Music Direction by Jia Min Rosendale

Stage Managed by Jennifer Marchese


Auditions will be held at the Woodland Opera House (340 2nd St.)

Audition Dates: Sunday & Monday, October 15 & 16 @ 7pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, October 17 (if needed)

Rehearsals Start: Early November to accommodate holiday conflicts.

Performance Dates: Fridays @ 7:30pm, Saturdays & Sundays @ 2:00pm, January 12 – 21


There are 2 school outreach performances on Thursday, January 18 @ 9:30 & 12:30


The vision I have for this show is a troupe of actors traveling around in their gypsy/steampunk wagon telling the story of James and his peach.  This is an ensemble cast of leading quality performers; each actor will play more than one character (except James) and will need to be large, animated and endearing. Because of the style and theme, I’m looking for performers who can really tell the story and I don’t want to restrict by age/race/etc.  For example, because it’s a troupe of actors, James could be played by an adult, and Grasshopper could be played by a person and not an actual insect. Be prepared to sing 16-18 bars of a song you enjoy singing, move and read from the script. If you are auditioning for James, Ladybug, or Grasshopper, a strong ballad would be a good idea.  For reference; at the show’s official website,, you can listen to the entire soundtrack for free. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at


Ladahlord – Male, Vocal range: A4 – A2

A strange, magical storyteller. Often inserts himself into the story, in disguise, to help push the action forward. Think Cat in the Hat.


James – Male, Vocal range: G5 – C4

A lonely young boy who lacks confidence. Having lost both his parents in a freak accident, he feels he belongs nowhere in the world. However, when given the right encouragement he becomes resourceful and innovative. A strong singer.


Spiker – Female, Vocal range: D5 – F3

James' mean aunt. A thief and a scoundrel. Shrewd and opportunistic.


Sponge – Female, Vocal range: D5 – F3

James' other mean aunt. Also a thief and a scoundrel, but not nearly as bright as her sister. She often has her mind on food.


Ladybug – Female, Vocal range: F5 – E3

A motherly ladybug who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. Respectable and classy, she has a warm, caring heart. Has her eye on Grasshopper. This actor also plays James' mother and Reporter.


Grasshopper – Male, Vocal range: Gb4 – B2

A wizened grasshopper who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. An excellent musician. Has his eye on Ladybug. This actor also plays James' father and Garden Guild President.



Earthworm – Male, Vocal range top: G#4 – C3

An earthworm who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. A bit of a scaredy-cat. He is neurotic and worried about everything, but is very friendly and brave when called upon. This actor also plays Bobby Cop and Bitzi Botana.


Centipede – Male, Vocal range: G4 – B2

An ornery centipede who becomes human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. Hates humans, in part because Spiker and Sponge fumigated his family. Prickly and rude, everyone thinks he is a pest. This actor also plays Matron Nurse and Buzz, the Hollywood agent.


Spider – Female, Vocal range: Eb5 – E3

A normal spider who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. Her husband was killed and eaten by Spiker and Sponge. She is warm and friendly to James. This actor also plays Woman with Purse and Reporter.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream

One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies filled with lovers, fairies, and rustics. Add a misapplied love potion, mistaken identities and the most famous play-within-a play ever written and you have a perfect recipe for mirth. The language, poetry, and wit of Shakespeare shine as bright and lovely as the moon in this timeless classic.



  • October 22 and 23 at 7 pm at the theatre at 340 2nd Street.  
  • Please be prepared to cold read from the script.
  • All parts are open; all ages over 14 years old, all ethnicities, and all physical types are encouraged to audition.
  • A callback is anticipated

The show is directed by Rodger McDonald. (Romeo and Juliet) Rehearsals will begin in mid-November. The show performs on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm February 9 – March 4. There will be a School Outreach performance on Thursday, February 15th at 9:30 am. 


“James and the Giant Peach, Jr.”

Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this "masterpeach" of a tale.  Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic.

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.

Direction and Choreograpy by Emily Jo Seminoff
Music Direction by Katie Carlson

Sunday, October 22 at 1:00 (415 4th St)
Callbacks, if needed, October 23.  Time TBD. 

Friday, January 19th at 9:30 am &12:30 pm (School Outreach),
Saturday, January 20 7:00 pm
Sunday, January 21, 7:00 pm

Actors will not be called to every rehearsal, but only to rehearsals for which they are needed.
General rehearsal days are Monday - Thursday

Rehearsal Schedule:
November 20 & 21 -  May rehearse anytime between 1:00-6:00 (TBD after casting)
(No rehearsal November 22 & 23)
November 27- December 21, 4:00-6:00
(No rehearsal Dec 25-Jan 1)
January 2 – 9, may rehearse anytime between 1:00-6:00 (TBD after casting)
January 10 & 11 – 4:00-6:00

Mandatory Tech week:
January 15 – 18, 4:30-7:00


Character Breakdown:

Ladhalord – The “narrator,” is a mysterious character who seems to have a hand in the magical things that are happening. Though he may seem a bit off, he carefully watches James, moving him towards a better life.
Actor Age Range: 14-18
Voice type: Baritone

James - The hero of our story, on an epic quest to find a family of his own and gain confidence in himself.
Actor Age Range: 9-13

Voice type: Unchanged

Spiker and Sponge – James’ aunts and his worst nightmare.
Actor Age Range: 14-18
Voice type: Alto

Ladybug – James’ “mother” figure, a fun, lady-like character.
Actor Age Range: 13-18
Voice type: Alto

Grasshopper – The leader of the insects and James’ “father” figure. He is fun and adventurous, but foremost has a warm, inviting presence.
Actor Age Range: 13-18
Voice type: Bari-tenor

Spider – a clever creature who becomes a fun-loving “older sister” to James.
Actor Age Range: 13-18
Voice type: Alto

Earthworm – A gentle spirit, although often outlandish and even a bit of a coward. He becomes a “brother” and a good friend to James.
Actor Age Range: 13-18
Voice type: Tenor

Centipede – May be a bit of a grouch, but in the end he is loyal to the pack. He does not like James at first, but he learns to make friends and get along.
Actor Age Range: 13-18

Ensemble – the ensemble shows up numerous times throughout the show and plays various roles.
Actor Age Range: 7-18


The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.



  • January 14 at 6 pm and January 16 at 7 pm at the theatre at 340 2nd Street
  • Please come with a prepared song (14-32 bars) and the sheet music.
  • An accompanist will be provided.  Dress to dance.  


The show is directed by Angela Baltezore (West Side Story, Beauty and the Beast) Music Director is Dean Mora (West Side Story), Choreographer is Staci Arriaga (West Side Story, Thoroughly Modern Millie).  Rehearsals will begin February 19 and performances are April 20-May 13 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm.


All roles available including;

Tracy Turnblad

Our story's unsuspecting protagonist, she is large and in charge. Confident, talented, and incredibly determined. A romantic with a good heart and desire to cut up the dance floor. Always on top of the latest trends.

Gender: Female

Age: Can play 15 to 20

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Corny Collins

The charismatic host of the Corny Collins' Show. Good looking and smooth talking, he is a genuinely nice guy both on and off camera.

Gender: Male

Age: Can play 25 to 40

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: D3

Edna Turnblad

Tracy's big and blonde mother. She is a working housewife who has lost her confidence and dream to be a plus-size clothing designer. Boisterous and commanding. Played by a male in drag.

Gender: Male

Age: Can play 30 to 50

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: F3

Penny Pingleton

Tracy's best friend and dorky sidekick. Not the brightest girl, but she has good intentions. Bursting to get free of her mother's dominating control, she falls for Seaweed with childlike curiosity.

Gender: Female

Age: Can play 15 to 20

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Velma Von Tussle

Amber's mother and the director of Corny Collin's show. She is a devious taskmaster and snobby racist. The former Miss Baltimore Crabs will go to any length to ensure her daughter is the next big thing.

Gender: Female

Age: Can play 40 to 55

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Amber Von Tussle

Link's girlfriend and Tracy's nemesis. She is pretty, thin, shallow, snobby, and racist. Can't dance but is expected to win Miss Baltimore Hairspray. Always feels the need to be the center of attention.

Gender: Female

Age: Can play 15 to 20

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Link Larkin

The star heartthrob on Corny Collins' show. He is extremely attractive and talented. Hoping to get his big break with a recording contract, he unexpectedly falls for Tracy.

Gender: Male

Age: Can play 15 to 20

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Seaweed J. Stubbs

Tracy's classmate and friend, who is discriminated against due to his skin color. He is cocky but surprisingly lovable. Talented in song and dance. He falls for Penny.

Gender: Male

Age: Can play 15 to 20

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: F3

Little Inez 

Gender: Female

Age: Can play 10-13

Must dance

Motormouth Maybelle

Seaweed and Little Inez's mother, she also appears as the Guest DJ on the Corny Collin's Negro Day show. Big, blonde, beautiful and proud of it. She is sassy and confident.

Gender: Female

Age: Can play 40 to 55

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: F3

Wilbur Turnblad

Tracy's simpleminded and kind father. He owns a joke shop and supports his daughter in spite of everything else. He also loves his wife, Edna, very much.

Gender: Male

Age: Can play 45 to 65

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Prudy Pingleton

Penny's strict mother. Very conservative, controlling, and closed minded.

Gender: Female

Age: Can play 40 to 55

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: D4


Corny Collins' Kids (Tammy, Brad, Brenda, Sketch, Shelley, Etc.); Students; Hookers; Protestors