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Summer Show Biz Kidz Vocal, Acting, and Dance Intensive Program


The Summer Show Biz Kidz Intensive Program enables the intermediate-advanced student to continue in development of acting, singing, and vocal skills and performance techniques. Students may choose to audition for one specific intensive or for all three. Each intensive group will rehearse separate material to perform during Show Biz Kidz. Students who are selected to participate in the Summer Show Biz Kidz Intensive Program must also be registered for afternoon Show Biz Kidz (Tuition $330).

  • Attendance is critical to the success of this program.
  • Classes will be held June 18 through July 6 (See below for specific days and times) with dress rehearsals July 9- July 13 from 9 – 12.
  • Students will perform in Show Biz Kidz, July 13, 14, 15.


Auditions: May 17th at 7:00 (for ages 11 and up)

Woodland Opera House Studio, 415 4th St

Please Call the Woodland Opera House Annex (530) 650-8203 to sign up for auditions.


Students auditioning for the Vocal Intensive will be taught a short vocal piece. Those auditioning for the Dance Intensive should dress to dance and will learn a short dance piece.  The Acting Intensive audition will consist of cold readings.

Vocal Intensive

Instructor: Joshua Wheeler
6/19, 6/21, 6/26, 6/28, 7/3, 7/5
Ages: 11+
Tuition: $20
Class will fine tune vocal techniques and will perform a vocal musical number in Show Biz Kidz.


Acting Intensive

Instructor: Emily Jo Seminoff
Tues/Thurs 10:00- 11:00
6/19, 6/21, 6/26, 6/28, 7/3, 7/5
Ages: 11+
Tuition: $20

Class will explore acting techniques and will perform scenes and sketches in Show Biz Kidz.


Dance Intensive

Instructor: Staci Arriaga
Mon, Wed
6/18, 6/20, 6/25, 6/27, 7/2 (No Class 7/4)
Ages: 11+
Tuition: $20

Class will develop dance techniques and will perform one dance number in Show Biz Kidz.

Shrek the Musical, JR

Rising Stars Performance Workshop


Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical.  It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.  Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.


Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek.  One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task – if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn’t be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.


Direction and Choreography by Emily Jo Seminoff
Music Direction by Joshua Wheeler


Monday, June 4 at 4:00 at the Woodland Opera House Stage – 340 2nd St.


Callbacks, if needed, June 6.  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


Saturday, August 18, 2:00 pm
Sunday, August 19, 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 25, 2:00 pm
Sunday, August 26, 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:
June 18-July 12 –4:00-6:00 (No rehearsal July 4)

July 16-August 9, may rehearse anytime from 1:00-6:00. TBD after casting.


Mandatory Tech week:
August 13-16, 4:30-7:00

Monday, June 4 at 4:00 at the Woodland Opera House Stage – 340 2nd St.
Callbacks, if needed, June 6.  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.

Character Breakdown:

Shrek (Actor Age Range: 14-18): A big, green, smelly ogre who lives alone in a swamp. He embarks on a journey to rid his land of fairytale creatures and, along the way, falls in love with Fiona. Begins as a grumpy hermit, but reveals his layers and eventually becomes the hero.


Fiona (Actor Age Range: 14-18): The beautiful princess of Far- Far-Away, she transforms into an ogre every night when the sun sets. Rescued by Shrek and eventually falls in love with him. Quirky, blunt, and multitalented, she is not an ordinary princess.


Donkey (Actor Age Range: 12-18): A talking donkey who joins Shrek on the run from Farquaad’s guards. Quite the chatterbox, he is not deterred by Shrek’s looks and practically forces himself into his good graces. Easily frightened and pushy, but also an optimist with heart.


Lord Farquaad (Actor Age Range: 12-18): The comically short, ruthless ruler of Duloc. He is in search of a princess to marry so that he can become king. Has an intensely unfair bias against fairytale creatures that stems from a resentment of his father. Self-absorbed, lonely, and cruel.


Dragon (Actor Age Range: 11-18): a dragon that has been charged with guarding Princess Fiona in her isolated castle. She eventually falls in love with Donkey and attempts to keep him there forever. Imposing and flirtatious, but tired of her job as the glorified baby-sitter.


Storyteller(s): (Any Age) Help set up the world and move the story forward.


Young Fiona (Actor Age Range: 7-12): Princess Fiona as a little girl, sassy & sweet.


Teen Fiona (Actor Age Range: 11-15): Princess Fiona as a teenager, sassy & sweet.


Mama & Papa Ogre (Actor Age Range: 11-18): Shrek’s parents, sing a beautiful duet to young Shrek in the opening number.


Captain of the Guard (Any Age): Comedic role. Very militant, leader of all the guards.


Dwarf (Any Age): Farquaad’s comparably short and grumpy father.



Gingy (Any Age): A gingerbread man initially kidnapped by Lord Farquaad. His wit and resolution help him both avoid trouble and inspire the rest of the fairytale creatures.


Pinocchio (Any Age): The leader of the fairytale creatures. Although portrayed by a live actor, Pinocchio is an animated puppet whose nose grows every time he lies. Plenty of sass, he leads the troupe of Fairytale Creatures.


Big Bad Wolf (Any Age): A tough guy who isn’t afraid to let the world know his secrets.


Mama Bear (Actor Age Range: 12-18) Sassy & sweet mother to Baby Bear.


Papa Bear (Actor Age Range: 12-18): Father to Baby Bear, firm but kind.


Baby Bear (Actor Age Range: 7-11) Very sweet & cute.


Ugly Duckling (Any Age): Comedic role, a bit nerdy.


Peter Pan (Any Age): Comedic role, childish.


Wicked Witch (Actor Age Range: 11-18): Comedic role.


3 Pigs (Any Age): Strong singers.


ENESEMBLE:  (Any Age) Guards, fairy tale creatures, Duloc performers, knights, birds, tree, woodland creatures, rats, etc

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)                        Kevin Judson

Charles Baker Harris (Dill)             DJ Michel

Heck Tate                                            Steve Cairns

Judge Taylor                                       Daniel Jacques

Reverend Sykes                                TBA

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


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!  A wish list is one way for your to contribute.

We are wishing for a volunteer handyman.  If you are interested please call our office at 530-666-9617

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!