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“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 28 (time TBD)

 

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.

42nd Street

Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, Music by Harry Warren, Lyrics by Al Dubin and Johnny Mercer

Based on the 1932 novel by Bradford Ropes and the 1933 Warner Bros. film screenplay by Rian James, James Seymour, and Whitney Bolton

 

Director: Bob Cooner
Musical Director: Dean Mora
Choreographer: Staci Arriaga
Stage Manager: Melissa Dahlberg
Technical Director and Design: Craig Vincent

 

Auditions will be held on Sunday, November 11 and Tuesday, November 13, 7:00 PM both nights, at the 4th Street Studio, 415 4th Street, Woodland, CA 95695. Callbacks will be Wednesday, November 28 and/or Thursday, November 29, 2018, 7:30 PM.

  • Prepare 32 bars of a traditional musical theatre song (no pop/rock) that best shows off your voice. Have another song ready in the event you are asked.
  • You may also be asked to read a short scene from the script.
  • Most auditoners will also be asked to learn and perform choreography, both traditional musical comedy dance and tap (bring/wear appropriate clothing, including jazz and tap shoes, if available)
  • Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are strongly encouraged to audition.

 

Rehearsals will be Sun-Thurs, 7:00-10:00 PM, Jan 27-March 7; Sun, March 17, 1:00-7:00 PM (tech); Mon-Thurs, March 18-21, 6:00-10:30 PM (tech/dress).

Performances are March 22-April 14, Fri-Sat @ 7:30 PM, Sun @ 2:00 PM

 

Synopsis

Peggy Sawyer arrives in NYC from her hometown in Allentown, PA armed with her tap shoes and big dreams. Peggy’s talent catchers the eye of a legendary Broadway director, Julian Marsh, who gives her a spot in the chorus of Pretty Lady, his newest show. Pretty Lady stars Dorothy Brock, a classic Broadway diva, who takes an instant dislike to Peggy. When Dorothy is injured during the show’s previews, Pretty Lady looks like it will have to close unless a new leading lady can be found—someone like Peggy Sawyer! Peggy’s rise from the chorus to Broadway star is the stuff of show biz legend. 42nd Street is full of crowd-pleasing tap dances, popular musical theatre standards, and show-stopping ensemble numbers.

 

Character Breakdown

Principals

Dorothy Brock: female; 40s-50s; an established Broadway star and a diva of the first order; excellent singer; moves well, but doesn’t tap
Peggy Sawyer: female; late teens-20s; young, talented and hopeful; excellent singer, dancer, and tapper
Maggie Jones: female, 40s-60s; co-author of Pretty Lady; a wisecracker; brassy singer; moves well, but doesn’t tap
Ann Reilly (Anytime Annie): female; late teens-20s; sub-principal of Pretty Lady; good singer/dancer/tapper
Julian Marsh: male, 30s-50s; Broadway director/producer; egotistical, brash, and desperate; excellent singer; doesn’t tap
Billy Lawlor: male; late teens-20s; juvenile lead of Pretty Lady; excellent singer (tenor), dancer, and tapper
Bert Barry: male, 40s-60s; co-author of Pretty Lady; comic character role; sings and moves well, but doesn’t tap

Sub-Principals (from Ensemble)

Phyllis Dale: female; late teens-20s; chorus girl in Pretty Lady; good singer/dancer/tapper
Lorraine Flemming: female; late teens-20s; chorus girl in Pretty Lady; good singer/dancer/tapper
Andy Lee: male; 20s-40s; the dance director of Pretty Lady; good singer/dancer/tapper
Pat Denning: male; 30s-50s; former vaudeville partner of Dorothy’s; sings and moves well, but doesn’t tap
Abner Dillon: male 40s-60s; “angel” for Pretty Lady; comic character role; may sing/move, but doesn’t tap

Ensemble (female and male, late teens-30s)

There are many other roles that will be cast from the ensemble. Most ensemble members will need to be good singers/dancers/tappers.

 

 

This stage adaptation is based on the much loved classic book by Dr. Seuss and is a lively and engaging theatre experience for children and the young at heart.

 

Director –                  Eva Sarry

 

Stage Manager –     Jenn Marchese

 

AUDITION:              Monday, December 3rd at 7pm

 

                                     This adaptation of “The Cat in the Hat” uses a lot of visual storytelling, so we are looking for actors who can physically express themselves with their bodies.  Please prepare one of the poems in the link below, and add some physicality and movement to your interpretation. Memorization is not required but appreciated. Please dress in clothes and shoes you can move in. Any special skills that you can demonstrate (juggling, puppetry, circus skills etc.) would be a plus.

 

                              Cat Audition Monologues

 

Callbacks if necessary TBD

 

Auditions will be held at 4th street Rehearsal Hall (415 4th street)

 

PERFORMANCES:   February 22nd – March 3rd  (Friday 7:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 2pm)

School Outreach Performances are Thursday, February 28th at 9:30am & 12:30pm

 

REHEARSALS:        Initially rehearsals will be Sundays (5-7pm) Monday,  

 

Tuesday, and Thursday (7-9pm) Starting early January.

 

Wednesdays will be added as we get closer to opening

 

Mandatory Technical rehearsal week will be Sunday, February 17th from 12pm to 5pm and Monday-Thursday (February 18-21) from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

 

SEEKING THE FOLLOWING ROLES:

 

Casting for “The Cat in the Hat” is very open and flexible, but you must be at least 16 to audition.

 

The Cat – The epitome of mischief, a showoff who is constantly in wild pursuit of fun.  Mischievous and daring. Must be able to multitask and have great balance.

 

Boy – Sally’s brother.  Curious and excitable, but responsible and cautious.

 

Sally – The Boy’s sister.  She is wide eyed and very curious.

 

Fish – The family fish and parental figure of the story.  Anxious, uptight, and stressed out!

 

Thing 1/Kitten 1 – Part of the kite-flying duo that wreaks havoc on Boy and Sally’s house.  Wild and out of control. As Kitten, one of the Cat’s assistants. (Double role)

 

Thing 2/Kitten 2 – Part of the kite-flying duo that wreaks havoc on Boy and Sally’s house.  Wild and out of control. As Kitten, one of the Cat’s assistants. (Double role)

Cast Lists

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

Annabelle – Emily Jo Shepherd
Patty – Lanea Christianson
Jane – Kate Loscutoff
Mabel – Nancy Farley
Lydia – Marcia Gollober
Maude – Kerry Brown
Esther – Rebecca Greb

Mr. Alonso Smith Brian McCann
Mrs. Anna Smith Patricia Glass
Lon Smith Patrick Jordan
Rose Smith Jori Gonzales
Esther Smith Kirsten Myers
Agnes Smith Marley Michel
Tootie Smith Lilac Buckser
Grandpa Prophater Nathan Lacy
Katie Charlotte French
John Truitt Skyler King
Warren Sheffield Erik Catalan
Lucille Ballard Katherine Fio
Eve Katie Smith-Induni
Postman Aaron Baikie-Rick
Motorman Darryl Strohl
Clinton Badger Corbyn Holt
Peewee Drummond Zachariah Holt
Sidney Purvis Spencer Alexander
Trolley Passengers, Guests at Lon’s Party Frances Thayer
Ballroom Dancers, Carolers, Citizens of Julia Long
the City of St. Louis Gabriela Acosta
Lindsey Nevin
Maya Keenan
Lora Kennedy
Ellieza Barth
Heather Jones
Chloe Nelson
Kaori Catalan
Spencer Alexander
Zachariah Holt
Corbyn 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!