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Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR

January 18-26, 2020
Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures.  Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR. is a fast-paced take on the classic tale.

The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit.  Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!


Direction and Choreography by Emily Jo Shepherd
Music Direction by Katie Carlson Cartwright
Saturday, October 5 at 10:00AM at the Woodland Opera House Studio – 415 4th St.
Callbacks, if needed Sunday, October 6, TBA

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.
*Tips for selecting and preparing audition sheet music

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

– Main Stage Performance


Tuition: $90

Costume/Production fee: $40
Public Performances:
Saturday, January 18, 2:00 pm
Sunday, January 19, 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 25, 2:00 pm
Sunday, January 26, 7:00 pm
School Outreach performances: Thursday, January 23 at 9:30 & 12:30
Actors will not be called to every rehearsal, but only to rehearsals for which they are needed.
General rehearsal days are Monday – Thursday & some Saturdays
Rehearsal Schedule:

Mornings or Afternoons – TBD after casting
October 21-December 19 –4:00-6:00* (No rehearsal Nov 27 & 28)

*November 25 & 26 – May rehearse anytime from 1:00-6:00. TBD after casting.

December 20-January 1: No rehearsal

January 2-9– 4:00-6:00
Mandatory Tech week:
January 13-16, 4:00-7:00


Character Breakdown:


  • Alice, Small Alice and Tall Alice – differently sized versions of the same character. She is a spunky girl who enjoys adventures and is on a journey of self-discovery.
  • The Cheshire Cat (s) – The Cheshire Cat (s) serves as the Narrator (s) for the story and have a comedic, charming presence.
  • The White Rabbit – an energetic, worrisome character that hardly ever stops moving.
  • Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee – a pair of goofballs similar to old comedy teams like Abbott & Costello or Laurel & Hardy.
  • Mathilda – Alice’s older sister
  • The Flowers (Rose, Petunia, Lily, Violet, Daisy) – the snooty, mean girls who think they are the most important people in the whole world. 
  • Caterpillar – part sensei, part diva, the Caterpillar is one cool character who provides the heart for the story and really convinces Alice to be herself.
  • The Mad Hatter is the life of the tea party, zany and energetic.  
  • The March Hare is the counterpart to the Mad Hatter and also enjoys a good party. A little less crazy than the Mad Hatter, the March Hare is a happy fun character who enjoys playing.
  • The Queen of Hearts is the big, mean, bully of the story. The Queen of Hearts has a commanding presence and should be a little scary, but funny at the same time.
  • The King of Hearts is the often forgotten ruler of Wonderland. Lives in the shadow of the Queen.
  • The Doorknob is the first object Alice meets after falling down the rabbit hole.The Dodo Bird is the Captain of the Queen’s Navy. He is in command of the lobsters and other animals and is another of Wonderland’s vibrant characters.

The Chorus (Children, Rock Lobsters, Royal Cardsmen, Unbirthday Partiers, etc.)


Book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner

Music by Alan Menken

Lyrics by Glenn Slater

Directed/Choreographed by Jason Hammond 

Musical Direction by Dean Mora




The Woodland Opera House Theatre 

340 2nd Street

Woodland, CA 95695


Saturday, October 5, 2019, 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Sunday, October 6, 2019, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 7:00 – 10:00 (Callbacks @ TADA)


Rehearsals are set to begin on or about October 21, 2019. Due to the various holidays within our rehearsal period, I will do my best to work around schedules, so please do not let conflicts dissuade you from auditioning.


Performances:  January 10 – February 2, 2019


(Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30pm – Sunday performances are at 2:00pm)


Please, prepare 16 bars from a song that shows personality and vocal range, an accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to move and, if needed, read and sing from the show.  Please, feel free to contact the director with questions or concerns,


About the Show:


When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she’s thrown into protective custody in the one place she’d never be spotted – a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior.  Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.  This divine musical comedy is inspired by the smash hit 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg. A divine musical comedy!


All roles open




DELORIS VAN CARTIER: (R ange: Mezzo-Soprano with strong mix – E3 – F#5) – African American who moves well – an aspiring vocalist, trying to find both fame and a place in the world. Loud-mouthed and sassy, but with a heart of gold – comedic actress with star quality. 


MOTHER SUPERIOR: (Range: Mezzo-Soprano – D3 – E5) – The spiritual head of the convent – wryly and humorous, but a bit stiff – extremely protective about keeping her fellow sisters away from the dangers of the outside world, which puts her in direct opposition to Deloris and her musical teachings.


SISTER MARY ROBERT: 19 – 25 (Range: Soprano with strong belt and legit voice – F#3 – A5) – A young innocent postulant abandoned as a baby and raised at the convent – shy and soft-spoken, but singing with Deloris lets her find her voice. Her wallflower lifestyle has made her live a shell of a life and her shy personality masks a huge, show-stopping powerful singing voice.


SISTER MARY PATRICK: (Range: Soprano with strong belt and legit voice – G3 – E6) – Upbeat, fun, and filled with love and delight in God and friendship. She is the eternal optimist. She is always the head cheerleader ready for an adventure, a life experience, or between mealtime snack. Has a round, heavy physique. Strong comic timing required 


SISTER MARY LAZARUS: 50 – 90 (Range: Alto with strong legit belt – F3 – B4) – An older, crabby choir mistress – snappy and seemingly grumpy. Tough, full of vinegar and humor, with twice the energy of anyone half her age. She’s quick on the wisecracks and always ready to roll up her sleeves and dig in. The least welcoming of any of the nuns, but she gets caught up in Deloris’ soul music. Must rap and be a great comic.


SISTER MARY MARTIN-OF-TOURS: 50 – 100 (Range: Soprano or Alto) – Ensemble Nun of the convent with featured dialogue – clearly in her own world, but has her moments of surprising clarity.


SISTER MARY THERESA: 60 – 100 (Range: Soprano or Alto) – Ensemble Nun of the convent with featured dialogue – the oldest of the group – decrepit at first glance, but secretly packs a punch.


CHOIR OF 15 – 20 NUNS: Various ages, ranges, sizes, personalities, etc.  There are great opportunities to play the various nuns.


MICHELLE: 20 – 30 (Range: Mezzo-Soprano – Bb3 – F5 – One of Deloris’ back-up singers – lippy and always quick with a retort – can double as a Nun. 


TINA: 20 – 30 (Range: Mezzo-Soprano – Ab3 – F5) – One of Deloris’ back-up singers – a little thick and naïve – can double as a Nun.




MONSIGNOR O’HARA: 45 – 60 (Range: Baritone – E3-G4, sings only in ensemble) – One of the heads of the convent. He’s constantly concerned with financial matters, though soul music surprisingly puts him in a different mood. A gentle, kind man who is a bored, uninspired preacher, until he becomes more confident and more like a Las Vegas emcee. Stately but benevolent.


CURTIS JACKSON: 30 – 40 (Range: Baritone – A2 – Ab4) – Notorious gangster and Deloris’ boyfriend. Cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence.


EDDIE SOUTHER: (Range: Tenor – Ab2 – B4) – The desk chief at the Philadelphia police station and a high school classmate of Deloris who helps get her into hiding. Faces a lot of nerves when under pressure, causing him to sweat profusely to earn the nickname Sweaty Eddie. He still has feelings for Deloris after all these years, and dreams of being her hero.


TJ: 19 – 30 (Range: Tenor with strong falsetto – Db3 – Eb5) – Curtis’ nephew and one of his thugs. Deft and cognizant of the fact – constantly in a state of ignorant bliss.


JOEY: 30 – 40 (Range: Tenor – Bb2 – Eb5) – One of Curtis’ thugs – large and masculine – he believes himself to be quite a ladies’ man.


PABLO: 25 – 40 (Range: Tenor with strong falsetto – D4 – Bb5) – Latino – one of Curtis’ thugs – a natural follower, but with a dangerous demeanor – he speaks mostly in Spanish.


ERNIE: 25 – 35 – Non-singing role – one of Curtis’ thugs – initially thought to be a mindless “yes man”, but he turns out to be an undercover police informant. He gets killed by Curtis.


Ensemble Roles: Seeking a physically and ethnically diverse group of strong singer-actors who are good movers. They will play a variety of characters including: Ensemble Nuns, Altar Boys, Cop, Hooker, Bar Patrons, Waitress, Pool Player, Drag Queen, Homeless people, Cab Driver, Newscaster and Fantasy Dancers.


Cast Lists

Jack Kelly……..Casey Camacho

Crutchie……….Collin Robinson-Burmester

Davey…………Elio Gutierrez

Les……………DJ Michel

Race……..Reagan Geach

Albert….…Bailey Robinson-Burmester

Finch…………..Declan Smith

Romeo…Miles Meckling

Henry…………Marcus Granlund

Specs/Tommy Boy……….Mitchell Takeda

Elmer………..Kareem Jenkins

Buttons/Splasher………Giovanni Garcia

Mush/Ike………Sammy Caiola

JoJo/Mike………..Grace Matayoshi

Scabs……Ellieza Barth, Alex Romero, Tyler Blair

Spot Conlon…………….Frances Thayer

Katherine Plummer………Grace Leekley

Darcy…………….Dallin Blair

Bill……………Jake Blair

Wiesel…………..Kyle Hadley

Morris Delancey……..Kevin Nolan

Oscar Delancey…………Pat Aukes

Goons…….. Jonathan Ortiz, Jake Blair, Dallin Blair

Joseph Pulitzer………Rodger McDonald

Seitz….……Matt Franck

Bunsen..…….Darryl Strohl DeHerrera

Hannah…Erin Doolittle

Nunzio/Guard/Policeman……..Spencer Alexander

Snyder……….Chris Hennessy

Medda Larkin……..Ernestine Balisi

Bowery Beauties……..Ellieza Barth, Frances Thayer , Alex Romero

Stage Manager/Woman………Mary Dahlberg

Nuns…..Ellieza Barth, Frances Thayer, Alex Romero

Mr. Jacobi/Mayor…….Stephen Robinson-Burmester

Governor Teddy Roosevelt…..Steve Cairns

Brooklyn  Newsies…..…Jonathan Ortiz, Jihan  Moon, Gavin Mark,

Dallin Blair, Jake Blair, Tyler Blair, Ellieza Barth, Alex Romero

Mavis                          Jenny Plasse

Mrs. Fraser                  Nancy Agee

Lynne                          Nicolina Akraboff

Dorothy                       Charlotte French

Maxine                        Ania Mieszkowska

Andy                           Analise Langford

Geoffrey                     Darryl Strohl-DeHerrera

Sylvia                          Emily Delk

Rose                            Deborah Hammond

Vera                            Patricia Glass

Broadway Bound Cast List


Ellieza Barth

Allison Hulbert

DJ Michel

Marley Michel

Jihan Moon

Severin Moreno

Journey Ostlind

Amelia Robinson-Burmester

Collin Robinson-Burmester

Zoe Rosendale

Brady Stephens

Sophie Symes

Frances Thayer



Center Stage Cast List


Lilac Buckser

Anna Coleman

Jane Collins

AJ Felix

Kalysta Fuller

Lynsey Goldberg

Paige Hulbert

Audrey Juarez

Mercy Klier

Kate Loscutoff

Chloe Nelson

Keira Petrik

Brooklyn Romero

Theodore Thayer 

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Jeremy Jacob:    Kate Loscutoff

Braid Beard:      Travis Lindquist

Swill the Pirate:    Marcia Gollober

Sharktooth the Pirate:  Steve Cairns

Pirate Pierre:        Matt Franck

Max the Pirate:   Terry O’Flaherty

Santa:       Ken Watkins


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!