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Auditions

Madagascar: A Musical Adventure

Director: Steve Mackay

Choreographer: Bailey Robinson-Burmester
Vocal Director: Deborah Hammond

 

Open auditions will be held on Sunday, January 30, 2022 & Monday, January 31, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodland Opera House Theatre, 340 Second Street, Woodland 95695 – no appointment necessary.

 

  • Please come with sheet music to a prepared song (16-32 bars) from a contemporary or traditional musical other than Madagascar. An accompanist will be provided.  Have a second song prepared in the event you are asked to sing again. Dress to dance.
  • Auditions are open to all actors age 14+. All roles are available.  We promote equity, diversity and inclusion in our casting.

 

Rehearsals will practice COVID safety for all involved. Please refer to our COVID policy at the top of this page.  And please email woodlandopera@gmail.com for questions or more information.

 

Rehearsals will be Sun. – Thurs, 7:00-10:00 p.m., February 22 through April 14. Technical rehearsal will be Saturday, April 16 from noon – 6:00 p.m. No rehearsal on Easter Sunday. Dress rehearsals will be held on Mon – Thurs, April 18 – 21, 6:00 – 10:00 PM. Performances are April 22 – May 8. Fri. at 7:30 p.m., Sat. & Sun at 2:00 p.m.

 

Synopsis

Based on the 2005 DreamWorks animated film, Madagascar: A Musical Adventure follows all our favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe, and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals. Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him though and makes his escape!

 

Alex

Alex, the lion, is the main attraction at the Central Park Zoo and undoubtedly “The King of New York City.” He’s a fun-loving fella whose devotion to steak is matched only by his devotion to his friends.

 

Marty

Marty is a zebra with dreams of exploring beyond the confines of the Central Park Zoo and into the wild.

 

Gloria

Gloria, the hippopotamus, is a bold young lady with a maternal streak that shines when she’s with her three closest friends: Alex, Marty and Melman.

 

Melman

Melman is a kind-hearted giraffe who is a bit of a hypochondriac. He’s always just a little bit nervous, but when it comes down to it, he’ll rise to the situation.

 

The Penguins

The Penguins are a group of birds on a mission: bust out of the zoo and return home to Antarctica. Skipper serves as the captain of the group, giving orders with ease and command. Kowalski is Skipper’s second-in-command and a dutiful one at that. Rico is the brute of the group and can karate chop anything in sight. Private’s primary job in the group is to maintain the cute and fuzzy disguise.

 

The Zookeepers

The Zookeepers introduce the crowds to all the sights and attractions of the Central Park Zoo. Zookeeper Zelda, Zookeeper Zeke and Zookeeper Zoe are perfect parts for proficient musicians and actors who can express a real excitement and passion for the animals.

 

Mason

Mason is a chimpanzee with a bone to pick: though highly intelligent, his species seems to get a bad reputation for being simpleminded, and he takes that quite personally.

 

The Lemurs

The Lemurs are a wild band of creatures, native to Madagascar trying desperately to avoid being eaten by the cat-like creatures called the Fossa. King Julien is their leader. Maurice is King Julien’s assistant who is not so welcoming to Madagascar’s new inhabitants. Mort is the littlest of the Lemurs, who can barely speak. Lynn, Lew, Lee and Lars are smaller roles.

 

The Fossa

The Fossa are cat-like predators with an appetite for Lemurs! The Fossa Leader is the biggest and baddest of the Fossa and is feared by most of the creatures in Madagascar.

 

Servers

Servers #1, #2, and #3 are imagined servers in Alex’s dream when he starts to desire meat desperately!

 

The Lionesses

The Lionesses are a group of lady lions and Alex’s background singers and dancers.

 

Camaraman, Candy Hammernose, Passerby, Old Lady, Police Officer #1 and #2, Animal Control Officers, Newspaper Man, and Ship’s Captain

Camaraman, Candy Hammernose, Passerby, Old Lady, Police Officer #1 and #2, Animal Control Officers, Newspaper Man, and Ship’s Captain are all great cameo roles with speaking lines.

 

Bye Bye Birdie

 

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Cast Lists

Stage Manager:  Ania Mieszkowska

Emily Webb:  Grace Leekley

George Gibbs:  Jason Blanco

Mrs. Webb:  Hannah Adamy

Mrs. Gibbs:  Emily Delk

Mr. Webb:  Victor Libet

Dr. Gibbs:  Steve Mackay

Simon Stimson:  Poetik Thaine

Howie Newsome/Professor/Joe Stoddard:  Sonny Alforque

Joe/Si Crowell/Sam Craig:  Jupiter Fischer

Rebecca Gibbs:  Frances Thayer

Wally Webb:  Theo Thayer

Mrs. Soames:  Sandy Briggs

The Girl:  Alyssa Marie Matthews

Rick Eldredge                   Frollo

Eddie Voyce                     Quasimodo

Jori Gonzales                    Esmeralda

AJ Rooney                        Phoebus

Alex Quinones                  Clopin

 

Ensemble (Congregants, Choir, Revelers, Parishioners, Romani, Soldiers, etc.)

 

Nicole Richter                             Ensemble (Woman 1, Gargoyle)

Lenore Sebastian                        Ensemble (Woman 2, Gargoyle)

Jenny Plasse                               Ensemble (Woman 3, Gargoyle)

Judith Boreham                           Ensemble (Woman 4, Gargoyle)

Kate Lindsay                               Ensemble (Woman 5, Florika)

Irma Weldon                              Ensemble (Woman 6, Madam)

Griffin Schatz                              Ensemble (Woman 7)

Ahlani Santos                              Ensemble (Woman 8)

Amaralyn Ewey                           Ensemble (Woman 9)

Nancy Agee                                Ensemble (Woman 10)

Matthew De Jesus                       Ensemble (Man 1, Gargoyle)

Eric Piotrowski                            Ensemble (Man 2, Gargoyle)

Jeff Nauer                                   Ensemble (Man 3, Gargoyle)

Jonathan Wertz                           Ensemble (Man 4, Gargoyle)

Spencer Alexander                      Ensemble (Man 5, Frederic)

Kana’i Kalama                             Ensemble (Man 6, Jehan)

Bailey Robinson-Burmester           Ensemble (Man 7, Thief)

Joe Alkire                                   Ensemble (Man 8, Aphrodisius)

Danny Beldi                                Ensemble (Man 9, King Louis)

David Cross                                Ensemble (Man 10, Father Dupin)

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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 ensure 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. And those 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 as well. 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 Mainstage and Theatre for Families 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 a thriving venue 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. 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!