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Auditions

Annabelle Broom, the Unhappy Witch

 

Casper the friendly ghost has nothing on this non-conformist witch, who’d rather be chic than “shock”! Annabelle Broom, The Unhappy Witch is an enchanting children’s musical about a young witch whose love of fashion keeps her in hot water with her elders.

 

When: Saturday, August 18 at 11 am

 

Where: At the WOH Rehearsal Hall at 415 4th Street.

 

Please come with a prepared audition song (16-32 measures) and your sheet music. Dress to dance. There will be cold readings from the script.

 

Director/choreographer: Staci Arriaga

 

Music Director: Lori Jarvey

 

Production Dates are: October 26-November 4 on Fridays at 7:30 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm. There will be School Outreach performances (9:30 and 12:30) on Wednesday, October 31.

Rehearsals will begin in September and will be held Sunday-Thursday from 7-9.

 

Character Breakdown

Annabelle

A brooding and unhappy but friendly witch who wants to be fashionable and happy. Dislikes the dark, dusty, ill-fitting clothes of her trade.

Gender: Female

Age: 18 to 45

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Mabel

One of the witches. A large, authoritative and slightly egotistical woman who never forgets or allows others to forget.

Gender: Female

Age: 50 to 70

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: G#3

Lydia

One of the witches. A sharp, quick woman whose gestures and stalk are alarmingly feline.

Gender: Female

Age: 35 to 65

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Peter

An inquisitive youngster and Judy’s older brother. Aggressive but happy.

Gender: Male

Age: 9 to 14

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: G3

 

Judy

A well-groomed, happy, delightful little girl. Peter’s younger sister. Gender: Female

Age: 8 to 12

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Esther

One of the witches. She is a small, toothy woman who is easily surprised and startled.

Gender: Female

Age: 50 to 70

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: G#3

Maud

One of the witches. She’s a little slow and always seems to be worrying.

Gender: Female

Age: 35 to 65

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: G#3

Meet Me in St. Louis

 

This stage adaptation of the classic 1944 film musical examines one year in the life of the Smith family, who live in St. Louis just as the 1904 World’s Fair is preparing to take place there — until the father’s New York job offer threatens to take them away. You are sure to “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” with this holiday classic.

 

  • Auditions will be held August 19th at 7:00pm at our TADA Studio at 520 Court St and 20th starting at 7:00 P.M. at the Rehearsal Hall at 415 4th Street

 

      • Please bring a Head Shot and a resume if you have one.

 

      • Auditions will consist of cold reading from the Script, your prepared song (bring the sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided), and some simple choreography.

 

      • Each person auditioning should prepare one song selection in their range of at least 16 bars. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist and dress to move.

 

      • All roles are open.

 

      • We are seeking actors of all ages and ethnicities. Available parts listed below will be cast within age-ranges as presented.

 

      • All actors other than those assigned to the Smith Family and John Truitt will play multiple roles. We will also attempt to work around difficult schedules.

 

      • The show is directed by Rodger McDonald.

 

Available Roles:

 

Mr. Alonso Smith       Father and Lawyer                       40-50

Mrs. Anna Smith        Good and Loving Mother              40-50

Lon Smith                 Princeton Freshman                     19-24

Rose Smith                Beautiful & Chic Daughter            19-21

Esther Smith              Lively and Attractive Daughter      16-18

Agnes Smith              Tomboyish Daughter                    12-15

Tootie Smith              Bright Youngest Daughter            6-9

Grandpa Prophater     Civil War Veteran                        Over 60

Katie                         Irish Cook and Housemaid           Middle Age or above

John Truitt                 Handsome Boy Next Door            18-22

Warren Sheffield         Rose’s Suitor                              19-25

Lucille Ballard             Sophisticated Young Lady            19-25

Eve                           Lon’s Date for The Party               18-24

Postman                    Irish Mail Man                              Any Age

Motorman                  Trolley Car Driver                         Any Age

Clinton Badger

Peewee Drummond     Three Bumbling Young Men        18-30

Sidney Purvis

Trolley Passengers, Guests at The Party, Ballroom Couples, Carolers

 

“School House Rock LIVE, Jr.”

Rising Stars Performance Workshop

 

A pop culture phenomenon comes to the musical stage in Schoolhouse Rock Live! The Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math and more through clever, tuneful songs is lighting up the stage.
Schoolhouse Rock Live! follows Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such songs as “Just a Bill,” “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly” and “Conjunction Junction.
Direction and Choreography by Emily Jo Shepherd
Music Direction by Katie Carlson Cartwright
Auditions:
Saturday, October 27 at 11:00 at the Woodland Opera House Studio – 415 St.
Callbacks, if needed Sunday, October 27 at 2:00

 

Bring sheet music to a prepared song (16-32 measures). An accompanist will be provided. Dress to dance. The audition will consist of a vocal audition and dance audition. Students may be asked to read from the show.

 

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

 

Tuition: $90

Costume/Production fee: $40

Public Performances:
Saturday, January 19, 2:00 pm
Sunday, January 20, 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 26, 2:00 pm
Sunday, January 27, 7:00 pm

School Outreach performances: Thursday, January 24 at 9:30 & 12:30

Rehearsals:
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 5-December 20 –4:00-6:00* (No rehearsal Nov 21 & 22)

*November 19 & 20 – May rehearse anytime from 1:00-6:00. TBD after casting.

December 24-January 1: No rehearsal

January 2, 3 & 7: May rehearse anytime from 1:00-6:00. TBD after casting.

January 8, 9, 10 – 4:00-6:00

Mandatory Tech week:
January 14-17, 4:30-7:00

 

Character Breakdown:

 

Tom– is the idealistic young teacher, the hero of our story.

 

Dina – Tom’s mature side. She is thoughtful and grounded. Dina take the lead on “Interjections.”

 

Dori- takes the lead on “A Noun is a Person, Place or Thing”, and “The Preamble”. She is the silly, goofy side of Tom.

 

George– takes the lead on, “Three Is a Magic Number”, and “Just a Bill.” He the romantic, caring and in control part of Tom.

 

Joe–  is the cool side of Tom. He’s laid back and fun loving and leads “Conjunction Junction”

 

Shulie – is the ingenue. She is Tom’s sweet, genuine side. Shulie takes the lead on “Unpack your adjectives”, and “Interplanet Janet”.

 

Ensemble -a great mix of energetic and fun personalities who take part in most of the numbers.

Cast Lists

Shrek James Morgan
Donkey Ryan Allen
Princess Fiona Jori Gonzales
Lord Farquaad Erik Catalan
Young Fiona/Gretel/Rat Tapper Ellee Newman
Teen Fiona/Happy Villager/Fairytale TBA/Traveling Song Puppets/Fiona Double/Rat Tapper Bailey Greb
Young Shrek/Hansel/Grumpy Amelia Robinson-Burmester
Pinocchio/Traveling Song Puppets/Dragon Puppeteer Alec Wallace
Sugar Plum Fairy/Gingy/3 Blind Mice/Happy Villager/Traveling Song Puppets/Duloc Dancer/Rat Tapper Bridget Styles
Dragon/Mama Bear/Duloc Greeter & Dancer Veronica Ballejos
Mama Ogre/Humpty Dumpty/Guard/Duloc Dancer/Rat Tapper Madison Wells
Papa Ogre/Straw (Pig)/Guard/Duloc Damcer Gannon Styles
Fairy Godmother/Queen Lillian/Duloc Doll Rebekah Nichols
Papa Bear/King Harold/Thelonious/Duloc Dancer Spencer Alexander
Baby Bear/Three Blind Mice/Happy Villager/Duloc Dancer/Rat Tapper Jennifer Jastillana
Wicked Witch/Happy Villager/Duloc Dancer/Rat Tapper Lora Kennedy
Big Bad Wolf/Guard/Duloc Dancer/Knight 2 Shane Osterhoudt
Shoemaker’s Elf/Happy Villager/Duloc Dancer/Rat Tapper Jennifer Goldman
Mad Hatter/Happy Villager/Duloc Dancer/ Rat Tapper Krissy Schwerin
Peter Pan/Guard/Duloc Dancer/Dragon Puppeteer Shane Burrows
Bricks (Pig)/Guard/Duloc Dancer/Dragon Puppeteer/ Rat Tapper Nikki Akraboff
Sticks (Pig)/Guard/Duloc Dancer/Knight 4 Timothy Dimal
White Rabbit/Duloc Dancer/Guard/Knight 3 Jonathan Kalinen
Ugly Duckling/Three Blind Mice/Happy Villager/Duloc Dancer/ Rat Tapper Allison Ruanto
Captain of the Guard/Bishop/Dragon Puppeteer Patrick Jordan
Pied Piper/Happy Villager/Guard/Knight 1 Joey Dalonzo
Jean Louis Finch (Scout)                Iris Harshaw
Jeremy Finch (Jem)                        Collin Robinson-Burmester
Atticus Finch                                      Brent Randolph
Calpurnia                                             Deborah Hammond
Maudie Atkinson                              Sara Wieringa
Stephanie Crawford                        Mary Robinson
Mrs. Dubose                                      Nancy Agee
Arthur Radley (Boo)                        Spencer Alexander
Charles Baker Harris (Dill)             DJ Michel
Heck Tate                                            Steve Cairns
Judge Taylor                                       Daniel Jacques
Reverend Sykes                                 Gordon Jackson
Mayella Ewell                                    Olivia Sloss
Bob Ewell                                            Jason Hammond
Walter Cunningham                        Daniel Jacques
Mr. Gilmer                                          Daniel Slauson
Tom Robinson                                   Jason Oler
Clerk                                                      Melissa Dahlberg
Townspeople/Ensemble                Mary Dahlberg; Melissa Dahlberg

Shrek Jr. Cast List

Baby Bear         Audrey Juarez
Bishop                 Hannah Hemsley
Captain of the Guards       Kylie Koop
Deer                 Brady Stephens
Donkey                 Jack Collins
Dragon                           Kylie Koop
Dulocs:  Ainah Suva, AJ Felix, Alexia Vasquez, Allison Hulbert, Brady Stephens, Elizabeth Peregoy,
Gianna Santoni, Hannah Hemsley, Journey Ostlind, Lanea Christianson, Skye Falyn, Zach Holt
Dwarf                    Trinity Hart
Princess Fiona      Ellieza Barth
Flowers: Jane Collins, Lilac Buckser, Alexa Hernandez, Amelia Robinson-Burmester,
Gianna Santoni, Kalysta Fuller, Keira Petrik, Paige Hulbert, Audrey Juarez
Forest Animals: Alexa Hernandez, Lilac Buckser, Kalysta Fuller
Gingy     Amelia Robinson-Burmester
Guards: Catherine Hanson, Jane Collins, Keira Petrik, Paige Hulbert, Sofia Bruns, Trinity Hart
Knight 1              Maya Keenan
Knight 2            Hailey Carrell
Knight 3            Bailey Greb
Knight 4            Lanea Christianson
Knights: Alexia Vasquez, Journey Ostlind, Skye Falyn
Little Fiona      Chloe Nelson
Little Ogre     Paige Hulbert
Lord Farquaad    Collin Robinson-Burmester
Mama Ogre     Hannah Hemsley
Momma Bear       Ainah Suva
Papa Bear      AJ Felix
Papa Ogre        Zach Holt
Peter Pan       Brady Stephens
Pied Piper     Lanea Christianson
Pig 1     Journey Ostlind
Pig 2    Alexia Vasquez
Pig 3   Zoe Rosendale
Pinocchio      Chantelle Holt
Puss N Boots  Elizabeth Peregoy
Rats: Ainah Suva, AJ Felix, Allison Hulbert, Amelia Robinson-Burmester, Chloe Nelson, Gianna Santoni
Shrek    Bailey Robinson-Burmester
Storybook Ensemble     Chloe Nelson
Storyteller 1     Bailey Greb
Storyteller 2    Hailey Carrell
Storyteller 3   Maya Keenan
Teen Fiona   Zoe Rosendale
Trees: Trinity Hart, Catherine Hanson, Chantelle Holt, Sofia Bruns
Ugly Duckling   Allison Hulbert
Wicked Witch     Skye Falyn
Wolf     Zach Holt

Guild

Ushers and Docents

The Woodland Opera House Guild is seeking ushers and tour docents.

Become a guild member and support the Woodland Opera House. Membership is a wonderful opportunity for families and friends to enjoy a night out at the theatre. And of course, there is the good feeling of supporting our fabulous historic Woodland Opera House.

 

As a State Historic Park the opera house offers tours. The Woodland Opera House is one of the smallest state parks in the California Park system and a designated historic landmark. Share our remarkable history by becoming a tour docent.

 

Join the Woodland Opera House Guild Thinking about becoming a guild member? These frequently asked questions may help you decide:

 

What is the Woodland Opera House Guild? The Guild is an organization of men and women who want to insure the success of the historic Woodland Opera House by volunteering their services. Anyone over the age of 16 may join. Children 12-15 years old may join if sponsored by and accompanied to events by an adult member.

 

Are there lots of meetings? There is an orientation meeting when you first join, then one meeting a year. The Board of Directors meets once a month. Their meetings are open to any member.

 

How much does it cost? The dues for an active member are $25.00 per year. If you wish to join, but do not feel you can work much, or not at all, you may join as an Associate member. Associate dues are $40.00 per year. We have recently added a family membership for $90 a year. This is ideal for families of 4 or more that reside at the same address.

 

What can I do as a volunteer? You can: usher at all Main Stage and Family productions and concerts, give out programs, provide help and assistance to our patrons, help backstage, sew costumes, paint sets, help with refreshments, serve on the Board, decorate for the holidays, learn to give tours, help with fundraisers, and many other tasks. There is always need for additional help and something for everyone. Let us know how you would like to contribute.

 

How often do I have to work? Active members are requested to help out at least 6 times a year. Most members enjoy serving much more than that. Associate members are not required to work, but their services are always welcome. They may sign up to volunteer for any event, performance or concert as they wish.

 

What’s in it for me? The satisfaction of knowing you are helping keep the Historic Woodland Opera House Theatre vital is your greatest reward. More tangible rewards are seeing the performances and concerts free when you work at them, invitations to social events, and meeting wonderful dedicated people like yourself. Each member keeps a record of their hours served in a binder. Members having 50 or more hours a year are honored at the annual Chesley Awards (W.O.H.’s Academy Award). Membership is a wonderful opportunity for families and friends to enjoy a night out at the theatre and spend some quality time together supporting our fabulous Historic Woodland Opera House.

Wish List

The Woodland Opera House depends on the generosity of those who help!

Here is our running wish list:

      • Wardrobe Boxes
      • Portable Air Compressor
      • 88 weighted key board
      • Wardrobe Racks
      • Shelving
      • Dance Accessories (mats, ribbons, hoops, etc.)
      • Heavy duty belt sander
      • Large Rugs and Runners
      • Battery Operated screw guns

We also participate in the Amazon Smile program, where many of our wish list items can be purchased and shipped directly to us.

It’s convenient and always appreciated!