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Covid Policy Effective September 20, 2022: In accordance with the updated indoor mask requirements from the State of California and Yolo County, masks are no longer required in the Woodland Opera House. We do, however, support Yolo County in its efforts to inform the public about the medium transmission level. 

Auditions

 

Treasure Island

(The Prince Street Players Version)

Director/Choreographer: Jeff Teague

Music Direction: Jia-Min Rosendale

Stage Manager: Lou Anderson

 

When: Sunday, October 9 and Monday, October 10 at 6:00 p.m. (Performers need only attend one evening.)

Where: Woodland Opera House Rehearsal Hall at 415 4th Street, Woodland, 95695

No appointment is necessary.  Invited callbacks will be TBD.

 

What to Bring:

  • Please come with sheet music to a prepared song (16-32 bars) in the classic Broadway style.  An accompanist will be provided.  Have a second song prepared in the event you are asked to sing again. Dress to dance.
  • Please bring a list of conflicts for rehearsals. Conflicts must be included in audition form and will affect casting.
  • We promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in our casting.

Auditions and rehearsals will practice COVID safety for all involved. Please refer to our COVID policy at the top of this page. Email: BoxOffice@WoodlandOperaHouse.org for questions or more information.

 

Rehearsals: Begin Sunday, November 13 – Show will rehearse Sunday through Thursday evenings, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Only actors in the songs and scenes being rehearsed will be called to rehearsal.  The full cast will be called Monday, January 2 through Thursday, January 12..

Tech: Sunday, January 8, 2023, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. (Dinner Break) and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

(Mandatory)

Performances: Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays/Sundays at 2:00 p.m., January 13- 22 with two school outreach performances on Thursday, January 19 at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

 

Synopsis

Excitement runs high in this musical adaptation of a favorite childhood adventure story. Robert Louis Stevenson’s thrilling tale of pirates, treasure maps, mutiny on the high seas and pieces of eight follows Jim Hawkins, an ordinary youth who is drawn into a dangerous race for buried treasure against the treacherous Long John Silver. As the author himself wrote, “If this don’t fetch the kids, why, they have gone rotten since my day.”

 

Roles Available

Tom Morgan:

First Mate of the schooner Hispaniola and the narrator of our story. Friendly and jolly, he holds a fondness for Jim.

Gender: Male / Age: 35 to 55

Vocal range top: E4 / Vocal range bottom: G2

Billy Bones:

A former pirate and common customer at Mrs. Hawkins’ inn. Seems to always be very drunk and is leery of everything around him.

Gender: Male / Age: 40 to 65

Vocal range top: A3 / Vocal range bottom: A2

Mrs. Hawkins:

Proprietress of the Admiral Benbow Inn and Jim’s mother. Extremely matronly to her family, workers, and the pirates that frequent her inn. She tries to encourage Jim to find the treasure using his brain.

Gender: Female / Age: 40 to 60

Vocal range top: F#5 / Vocal range bottom: A3

Jim Hawkins:

Mrs. Hawkins’ teenage son, he dreams of a life on the sea. Joins the Hispaniola’s crew by gaining possession of a treasure map. Wide-eyed and a bit gullible.

Gender: Male / Age: 14 to 18

Vocal range top: F4 / Vocal range bottom: G2

Meg:

A snarky barmaid at the Inn with attitude towards life at sea. Mrs. Hawkins forces her to disguise herself as a man to watch over Jim on the Hispaniola, which puts her in several clumsy and uncomfortable situations.

Gender: Female / Age: 18 to 25

Vocal range top: D5 / Vocal range bottom: B3

Pew:

A menacing blind conspirator who gives Billy Bones the Black Spot. He is tricky and ruthless.

Gender: Male / Age: 30 to 60

Captain Alexander Smollett:

Master of the Hispaniola. Commanding and firm, he ensures that everything is always “ship shape.”

Gender: Male / Age: 35 to 55

Vocal range top: E4 / Vocal range bottom: C3

Israel Hands:

The Coxswain of the Hispaniola and one of Long John’s mutinous cohorts. Impatient and wary with an affinity for drinking.

Gender: Male / Age: 25 to 55

Vocal range top: G3 / Vocal range bottom: B2

George Merry:

The Hispaniola’s Navigator and one of Long John’s mutinous cohorts. Greedy and selfish.

Gender: Male / Age: 25 to 55

Vocal range top: B4 / Vocal range bottom: C3

Job Anderson:

The Boatswain of the Hispaniola. One of Long John’s mutineers, he tries to turn the other men against him and Jim.

Gender: Male / Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: E4 / Vocal range bottom: C3

Dick Johnson:

The Hispaniola’s Senior Deck Hand. An old friend of Long John, he schemes with him to get treasure.

Gender: Male / Age: 25 to 55

Vocal range top: E4 / Vocal range bottom: C3

Long John Silver (barbecue):

The peg-leg cook. He befriends Jim, but their friendship falls in conflict with his plotting to mutiny and get the buried treasure on Skeleton Island. Wise, experienced, and brave.

Gender: Male / Age: 40 to 60

Vocal range top: F4 / Vocal range bottom: B2

Ben Gunn:

A former pirate, marooned on the island by Long John and his men on a previous voyage. Wild-looking and longing for luxuries of his former life.

Gender: Male / Age: 25 to 45

Vocal range top: Gb4 / Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Ensemble:

Sailors And Pirates; Hornpipe Dancers; Acrobatic Specialists; Wives And Sweethearts

Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS

 

Director/Choreographer:  Bailey Robinson Burmester

Music Direction:  Josh Wheeler

Stage Manager:  TBD

 

Who: Young performers ages 7 to 12 years old

 

When: Friday, October 28 at 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 29 at 4:00 p.m. (Performers need only attend one evening.)

 

Where: Woodland Opera House Rehearsal Hall at 415 4th Street, Woodland, 95695

No appointment is necessary.  Invited callbacks TBD.

 

What to Bring:

  • Please come with sheet music to a prepared song (16-32 bars) preferably from a musical or Disney movie. An accompanist will be provided. Dress to dance.
  • Please bring a list of conflicts for rehearsals. Conflicts must be included in audition form and will affect casting.
  • We promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in our casting.

 

Auditions and rehearsals will practice COVID safety for all involved. Please refer to our COVID policy at the top of this page. Email: BoxOffice@WoodlandOperaHouse.org for questions or more information.

 

Rehearsals: Begin Sunday, January 8, 2023.  The show will rehearse Sunday 4-6:00 p.m., Tuesday 4-6:00 p.m., and Thursday 6:30-8:00 p.m.. Only actors in the songs and scenes being rehearsed will be called to rehearsal.

Tech: Saturday, February 11, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Mandatory)

Performances: Saturdays at 2:00 p.m., Sundays at 7:00 p.m., February 18 through March 5, 2023

 

SYNOPSIS

Based on the beloved Disney animated film, and featuring a jazzy, upbeat score, Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twists and turns. In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionaires wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. Laughs and adventure ensue as the greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper. Now it’s up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O’Malley, and his band of swingin’ jazz cats to save the day.

ROLES

 

Thomas O’Malley: the charming and charismatic lead alley cat. He lives as a free spirit with no attachments but secretly desires to be part of a family. A strong actor, singer, and mover.

Lead, Male/Male Identifying, Vocal range A3 to D5

 

Duchess: the elegant and nurturing mother of the Aristokittens. Strong actor and mover.

Lead, Female/Female Identifying, Vocal range: C4 to Db5

 

Edgar: the villainous butler of Madame. He’s allergic to the pampered Aristocats and secretly hates tending to them. Excellent actor and singer with a believable stage sneeze.

Lead, Male/Male Identifying Vocal range top: Eb5; Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Toulouse and Berlioz: Duchess’s sons, the Aristokittens. Toulouse yearns to be seen as tougher than he is.

Supporting, Any Gender, Vocal range D4 to C5

 

Marie: the spirited and sassy daughTer of Duchess. She is the youngest child and a charmer just like her mother.

Supporting, Female/Female Identifying, Vocal range F#4 to B4

 

Roquefort: the naïve yet ultimately brave house mouse who overcomes his fears and saves the Aristokittens from Edgar.

Supporting, Any Gender, Vocal range B3 to D6

 

Madame: the eccentric and kind human owner of the Aristocats who loves her pets more than anything else in the world.

Featured, Female/Female Identifying, Vocal range C4 to A4

 

General Napoleon and Private Lafayette: two country dogs in a comedic power struggle throughout the show. Napoleon is the power-hungry leader and Lafayette the not-so-subservient private.

Featured, Any Gender, Vocal range C4 to C#5

 

Vichy and Soisse: two privates in the dog army who report to General Napoleon.

Featured, Any Gender, Vocal range C4 to C#5

 

Amelia and Abigail: the two bold geese sisters who rescue O’Malley from the river and lead the way out of the country back to Paris. Solid singers and actors.

Featured, Female/Female Identifying, Vocal range C#4 to C#5

 

Scat Cat: the jazzy leader of the Alley Cat narrators. They are ultra-hip and enjoy introducing the Aristocats to jazz music. Scat Cat leads the song “Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat”.

Supporting, Any Gender, Vocal range A3 to C#5

 

The Alley Cats (Hep, Mad, Slick and Wacky): the glue that hold the show together. These storytellers set up and comment on the action as well as execute the scene changes.

An American in Paris

 

Director:  Angela Baltezore

Choreographer:  Jacob Gutierrez-Montoya

Music Direction:  Dean Mora

Stage Manager:  Rebeca Baland

 

When: Saturday, November 5 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, November 6 at 6 p.m. (Performers need only attend one evening.)

 

Where: Woodland Opera House Rehearsal Hall at 415 4th Street, Woodland, 95695

No appointment is necessary.  Invited callbacks will be TBD.

 

What to Bring:

  • Please come with sheet music to a prepared song (16-32 bars) in the classic Broadway style.  An accompanist will be provided.  Have a second song prepared in the event you are asked to sing again. Dress to dance (please bring ballet and tap shoes just in case.)
  • Please bring a list of conflicts for rehearsals. Conflicts must be included in audition form and will affect casting.
  • We promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in our casting.

 

Auditions and rehearsals will practice COVID safety for all involved. Please refer to our COVID policy at the top of this page. Email: BoxOffice@WoodlandOperaHouse.org for questions or more information.

 

Rehearsals: Begin Sunday, December 11.  Show rehearses Sunday through Thursday evenings, 7 to 10 pm. Only actors in the songs and scenes being rehearsed will be called to rehearsal.  The full cast will be called Monday, January 30- Thursday, February 2.

 

Tech: Sunday, February 5, 2023, from 12 to 4 p.m. (Dinner Break) and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  (Mandatory)

 

Performances: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm, February 10 through March 5, 2023

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Set in the French capital in the wake of World War II, An American in Paris tells the romantic story of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl, and an indomitable European city – each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of international conflict. Inspired by the Academy-Award winning 1951 film, the new stage musical features a ravishing score by George and Ira Gershwin and a fresh, sophisticated book by Tony nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Craig Lucas. The show’s timeless musical numbers include “I Got Rhythm,” “‘S Wonderful,” “But Not for Me,” “The Man I Love,” “Shall We Dance?” and “(I’ll Build A) Stairway to Paradise.”

 

 

ROLES

 

Principals

 

Male: All Ethnicities

Adam Hochberg: Tenor – Age Range: 21-35; good singer; some dancing; a New York born classically, trained composer living and studying in Paris; an ex-GI; a little caustic; but always sympathetic.

 

Jerry Mulligan:  Tenor – Age Range: 21 to 31 years old; superb dancer; good singer; a GI who remains in Paris at the end of WWII; an artist; charming and something of an “innocent” in a complicated world.

 

Henri Baurel:   Tenor- Age Range: 21 to 31 years old; strong singer; some dancing; son of privileged Parisians who, secretly, wants to be a song and dance man; unsure of his romantic instincts.

 

Female: All Ethnicities

Lise Dassin:  Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano- Age Range: 18 to 27 years old; superb dancer; good singer; a young French dancer. Sweet, but determined to find her place in her world, pointe work.

 

Milo Davenport: Mezzo-Soprano- Age Range: 25 to 35 years; good old singer; dances; an American heiress on the prowl for “art” and whatever pleases her.

 

Madame Baurel:  Mezzo-Soprano- Age Range: Mature adult. Good singer and dances.

 

 

Supporting

Mr. Z (The Maestro)
Olga
Monsieur Baurel

Ensemble

Soldiers, French Citizens, Bar Patrons, Dancers, Store Customers, Celebrities, Party Guests

 

Dancers: Minimum age 16, all ethnicities. seeking superb dancers; with extensive Ballet Training including partnering work, Tap and Jazz; good singing is ideal, Females: pointe work a plus.

 

Corduroy

Director: Ania Mieszkowska

Stage Manager: Lisa Bruni

 

 

When:   6:00 p.m. Sunday, December 4th at the Theater and Dance Annex on 520 Court Street and 7:00 p.m.  Monday, December 5th on stage at the WOH (performers need only attend one evening)

 

Corduroy is a play based on the story book by Don Freeman.  In it a little girl named Lisa works to earn the extra money she needs to buy a stuffed teddy bear named Corduroy.  Meanwhile Corduroy explores his Department Store in desperate search for his missing button, much to the irritation of the store’s Night Watchman.   2 Store Mannikins perform the set changes and contribute to the general mayhem. After many mishaps for both Lisa and Corduroy they are united in a happy ending.

 

-Auditions for Night Watchman/Lisa/Mother will consist of reading from sides.

 

Mother and Lisa Side # 1

Mother and Lisa Side #2

Night Watchman Side # 1

Night Watchman Side #2

 

-If you are interested in the role of Corduroy or one of the 2 mannequins, I will be asking you to create some physical comedy based on a scenario in the script.  If you come in with a prepared piece of physical comedy, I would love to see it.

 

Corduroy/Mannekin Audition prompt

 

Please list all conflicts on your audition form. Some conflicts will be allowed. Conflicts may affect casting.

 

Rehearsals will be Monday -Thursday from 7-10:00 p.m. and Sundays from 5-8:00 p.m., January 22-March 9th.

Rehearsals will practice COVID safety for all involved. Please refer to our COVID policy at the top of this page. Email: BoxOffice@WoodlandOperaHouse.org for questions or more information.

 

Roles in Corduroy 

 

  • Corduroy:  A lovable bear, good physical comedy skills and comic timing essential (any gender)
  • Night Watchman:  Very proud of the store and their job protecting it, must be good at physical comedy (any gender)
  • Lisa:  Girl who falls in love with Corduroy and works hard to get him (F- prefer non-Caucasian in order to stay true to original source material)
  • Mother:  Loving mother, occasionally frustrated with her energetic child (F- prefer non-Caucasian in order to stay true to original source material)
  • 2 Mannequins/Every-persons:  2 actors comfortable with physical comedy and creating physical theater (any gender)

 

Tech Sunday March 12:  1 – 4:00 p.m./ 6 – 9:00 p.m.  Dinner Break 4 – 6:00 p.m. (Mandatory)

Tech Week March 13-16, 6 – 10:00 p.m. (Mandatory)

 

Performances: March 17-26, 2023  Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays/Sundays 2:00 p.m.

School Outreach performances: Thursday March 23, 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM

 

Young Frankenstein

Director: Andrea St. Clair

Choreographer: Staci Arriaga

Music Direction: Lori Jarvey

Stage Manager: Melissa Dahlberg

 

When: Sunday, January 15th and Monday, January 16th, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. (Performers need only attend one evening.) Auditions will begin with a short dance audition followed by vocal auditions.  Those auditioning are free to leave after they have completed their vocal audition.

 

Where: Woodland Opera House Theatre and Dance Annex, 520 Court Street (at College Street), Woodland, CA.

No appointment is necessary.  Invited callbacks will be held the evening of Tuesday, January 17th.

 

What to Bring:

 

  • Please come with sheet music to a prepared song (16-32 bars) from a comedic song either from the show or in the style of Young Frankenstein. An accompanist will be provided.  Have a second song prepared in the event you are asked to sing again. Dress to dance (please bring tap shoes just in case.)

 

  • Please bring a list of conflicts for rehearsals. Conflicts will affect casting and are not allowed after March 30th, 2023.

 

  •  Due to the nature of the show, these auditions are open to all actors ages 18+.*

 

All roles are available. We promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in our casting. *Actors must be 18 by the time of auditions.

 

Rehearsals will practice COVID safety for all involved. Please refer to our COVID policy at the top of this page. Email: BoxOffice@WoodlandOperaHouse.org for questions or more information.

 

Rehearsals: Begin Monday, February 20th. Show rehearses Sunday through Thursday evenings, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Not everyone will be called to every rehearsal.

 

Tech: Saturday, April 8th, 2023 from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. (Mandatory)

 

Performances: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:00 p.m., April 14th through May 7th.

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Young Frankenstein follows the plot of the film, which itself is a parody of Hollywood horror films from the 1930s. The infamous Victor Frankenstein’s grandson, Frederick, inherits the family estate after his Grandfather’s passing. With his trusty sidekick, Igor, and his beautiful lab assistant, Inga, by his side, Frederick takes on the family business and brings a creature to life that will rival his grandfather’s creations. Hijinks ensue in only the way a classic Mel Brooks’ comedy can be told!

 

PRINCIPALS

*Please note that all age ranges are perceived age on stage.

Frederick Frankenstein: Lead, Male/Male Identifying, Ages 30-45

A brilliant brain surgeon, professor, and grandson of mad scientist Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein. Actor must be an extremely strong character actor with excellent comic timing. Must have good dance / movement skills – Tap dancing highly desirable!

Vocal Type: Baritone, Bb2 to G4

 

The Monster:  Supporting, Male/Male Identifying, Ages 18+

The Monster is the misunderstood creation of Dr. Frankenstein. We are looking for an actor of imposing stature – ideally a minimum of 6ft 2. This actor should be a strong character actor with excellent comic timing,  Must be able to emit howling/monster/grunting sounds. Actor must be good with rhythm/movement – tap dancing a plus!

Vocal Type:  Baritone, Ab2 to F4.

 

 

Igor: Supporting, Male/Male Identifying, Age 18-50.

Frederick’s faithful, bright-eyed, eager servant and friend–with a hunchback. This actor must be a strong character actor with excellent comedic timing who is not afraid of physical comedy. Good dance and movement skills. Accent: British/Cockney.

Vocal Type:  Baritone, D3 to F4

 

 

Inga: Supporting, Female/Female Identifying, Age 20-40

Frederick’s bubbly, not-so-bright young assistant, Inga is sexy and funny. Actor must be a strong character actor with excellent comic timing who is a triple threat. Looking for a trained dancer. Will be required to yodel.

Vocal Type: Soprano with belt, G#3 to A5.

 

 

Elizabeth Benning: Supporting, Female/Female Identifying, Age 25-45

The self-loving, “madcap,” boisterous fiancé of Frederick. Looking for a strong character actor with excellent comic timing. While dance abilities are a plus, they are not necessary.

Vocal Type: Mezzo Soprano with belt, G3 to B4.

 

 

Frau Blucher: Supporting, Female/Female Identifying, Age 40-65

Frau Blucher is the intense, stern housekeeper of Frankenstein estate and former lover of Victor Frankenstein. This role requires a strong character actor with excellent comic timing. Dance/movement skills are a plus! Accent: Romanian

Vocal Type: Alto, G3 to B4.

 

 

Inspector Kemp: Supporting, Male/Male Identifying, Age 30-60

The head of the police in Transylvania with a wooden arm and leg, Inspector Kemp is justice-driven. Must be a strong character actor with excellent comic timing. Dance or movement skills are a plus. Accent: Romanian or German.

Vocal Type:  Baritone, A2 to F4.

 

 

Blind Hermit: Featured/Cameo, Male/Male Identifying, Age 40+

He’s a lonely, poor, blind town hermit longing for a friend. Looking for a strong character actor with excellent comic timing. While this could be a great cameo role, this role may also double as an ensemble actor.  If doubling for ensemble, this actor should have dance/movement skills.  Accent: British.

Vocal Type: Baritone, Bb2 to Db4.

 

 

Ziggy: Featured, Male/Male Identifying, Age 18+

A well-intentioned village idiot, who will also be part of the ensemble. This actor should be a strong dancer/mover, ideally with tap skills.  Accent: Various.

Vocal Type: Baritone, F3 to F4.

 

 

Ensemble

We are seeking a diverse ensemble cast to portray various roles including a barbershop quartet, gravediggers, villagers, medical students, passengers, mad scientists, and understudies. Since the ensemble will be doubling for a number of roles, we are ideally looking for movers/dancers with tap skills.  Accent abilities: British, Romanian. German, US.

 

Vocal Requirements:  Looking for singers with experience with harmonies.

Cast Lists

Edwina Spoonapple:   Kate Loscutoff

Katie Spoonapple:   Samirah Rosendale

Kelli Poshkinozovich:   Lanea Christianson

Annie Smith Meenahan Johnson:   Emily Delk

Billie Jean Vanderploonk:   Marie Campbell

Scott Kunkle:   Ayden Burns

Bobby Newsome:   Jason Hammond

Ann Van Buren:   Jennifer Goldman

CHAUNCEY:     Joe Alkire

EDDIE:           Aaron Baikie-Rick

IRENE:            Karen Fox

WILLIAM:        Rodger McDonald

BETTINA:        Micaela Muro (Dimos)

DUNCAN:        Gil Sebastian

EUGENIA:       Lenore Sebastian

ALONZO:         Brady Stephens

EMMA:            KG Rucker

RALPH                          Patrick Jordan

RALPHIE PARKER           Owen Mayor

MOTHER                      Patricia Glass

THE OLD MAN               Josh Brown

RANDY                         Tomas Love Alcaraz

MISS SHIELDS                   Emily Delk

FLICK/DESPERADO 1           Miles Ligday

SCHWARTZ/DESPERADO 2     Ayden Burns

ESTHER JANE ALBERRY         Octavia Villalva

HELEN WEATHERS                Abigail Rode

SCUT FARKUS/BLACK BART      Lauren Battaglia

PENNY (Esther’s little sister)      Abigail Jordan

TREE LOT OWNER          Keith Rode

Clara – Adelaide Grandia

Nutcracker – Journey Ostlind /Maya Chessher

Sugar Plum Fairy – Kaori Catalan

Gumdrop Fairy – Maya Chessher/Journey Ostlind

Rat King – Anna Walton

Fritz – Abigail Rode

Marie – Gemma Day

Father – Bailey Robinson-Burmester

Mother – Alissa Wagner

 

Understudies –

 

Clara – Zea Da

Sugar Plum Fairy – Emily Rea

Gumdrop Fairy – Lynsey Goldberg

Rat King – Malaya Day

Fritz/Marie – Brooke Barry