AUDITION INFORMATION

Updated Aprill 29, 2019 

Lucky Penny Productions is in the process of casting a diverse group of AEA and NON-AEA performers for our 2019-2020 season of dramas and musicals including: "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest" (October/November 2019), "Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical" (December 2019), "Five Course Love" (February/March 2020), "Sweeney Todd" (March/April 2020), "The Quality of Life" (April/May 2020) and "The Great American Trailer Park Musical" (June 2020). General auditions for these shows were held March 24-25, 2019 and callbacks are now underway. Auditions for “Xanadu” Young Actors Production will be announced at a later date. Auditions for "9 to 5, The Musical" were held February 18th and 19th.

See more about the available roles below. If you did not attend our generals and are intersted in one or more of these productions, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 707-266-6305. 


 “ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST”

By Dale Wasserman
Stage Direction by Barry Martin

Rehearsals will begin around September 15, 2019. Typical rehearsal schedule are Mon-Thurs evenings and Sat and Sun during the day when needed. Performance dates are October 18 – November 3, 2019.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: All Roles Available.

Randle P. McMurphy: (Male, 30-40) A gambler, a con man, and a backroom boxer. Has a devilish grin and has a wide-open extroverted air which is in harsh contrast to the environment of the ward. He serves as the dominant force challenging the establishment and the ultimate savior of the victimized patients.

Nurse Ratched: (Female, 40’s) The head of the hospital ward. She masks her humanity and femininity behind a stiff, patronizing façade. She weakens her patients through a psychologically manipulative program designed to destroy their self-esteem. Ratched’s emasculating, mechanical ways slowly drain all traces of humanity from her patients.

Chief Bromden: (Male, 30-50) Native American, large, bull-muscled patient. He has been in the hospital for ten years, longer than any other patient in the ward. Bromden sees modern society as a huge, oppressive conglomeration that he calls the Combine, and the hospital as a place meant to fix people who do not conform.

Aide Warren: (Female or Male, 20-30) Staff. A Day Time Aide. Nurse Ratched hired them because they are filled with hatred and will submit to her wishes completely.

Aide Williams: (Female or Male, 20-30) Staff. A Day Time Aide. Nurse Ratched hired them because they are filled with hatred and will submit to her wishes completely.

Nurse Flynn: (Female, 20s) A vapid girl with apprehensive eyes. The wears a gold cross at her throat, a sign of her strict Catholic upbringing. She is fearful of the patients’ sexuality.

Dale Harding: (Male, 30-40) College-educated with a sharp tongue. He is President of the Patients’ Council. Although he is married he is a homosexual. He has difficulty dealing with the overwhelming social prejudice against homosexuals, so he hides in the hospital voluntarily.

Billy Bibbit: (Male, 30s) Shy and has a bad stutter. He seems younger than his age. Dominated by his mother, one of Nurse Ratched’s close friends. Billy is voluntarily in the hospital, as he is afraid of the outside world.

Scanlon: (Male, 50s) Involuntarily committed to the hospital. He has fantasies of blowing things up.

Cheswick: (Male, 40-50) Eager and quick to argue or fight. Aggressively defiant yet cringing. All talk, no action.

Martini: (Male, 30-50) A little Italian man who lives in a world of delusional hallucinations.

Ruckly: (Male, 30-50) A Chronic patient. Was once curable, but was transformed into a Chronic due to a botched lobotomy.

Dr. Spivey: (Male, 40-50) The administrator of the mental institution. He is a calm, mature, gray-haired doctor. He doubts that anything is wrong with McMurphy’s mind, but he defers to the opinion of Nurse Ratched.

Aide Turkle: (Male, 20-30) The nighttime orderly for Nurse Ratched’s ward. He is easygoing and kind.

Candy Starr: (Female, 20-30) A beautiful, carefree prostitute. She comes to the ward for a late-night party that McMurphy arranges.

Sandra: (Female, 20-30) A prostitute who comes with Candy to the late-night party.


“MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, THE MUSICAL”
Music, Lyrics and Book by Meredith Willson
Stage Direction by Michael Ross
Music Direction by Ellen Patterson
Choreography by Liz Andrews

Rehearsals will begin approx. on October 27, 2019. Typical rehearsal schedule are Mon-Thurs evenings and Sat and Sun during the day when needed. Performance dates are December 6 – 22, 2019.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: All roles available.

Doris Walker: (Female, late 20’s-40) Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano, F3-F5
Special Event Coordinator for Macy’s Department Store. She is a driven career woman and free thinker. Hard-working and cynical.

Fred Gaily: (Male, 30-45) Vocal Range: Baritone/Tenor Ab2-Ab4
A handsome Military Captain mustering out into civilian life. Smart, hopeful and warm.

Susan Walker: (Female, 7-11) Vocal Range: Mezzo, G3-Eb5
Daughter to Doris. She is wise beyond her years and a self-sufficient city girl.

Kris Kringle: (Male, 55-70) Vocal Range: B2-E4
Kind old man who believes he is Santa Claus. He embodies all of the classic characteristics of the jolly, friendly, warm-hearted icon.

Marvin Shellhammer: (Male, 25-50) Vocal Range: Baritone, C3-F#4
An aggressive but somewhat bungling junior executive and the head of Public Relations at Macy’s.

R.H. Macy: (Male, 40-60) Vocal Range: Baritone, Bb2-E4
The boss of Macy’s. Very concerned with public opinion.

Judge Martin Group: (Male, 45-65)
Judge of Kris Kringle Trial. Knows his civic duty.

Tammany O'Halloran: (Male, 25-55) Vocal Range: Baritone/Tenor
A political boss. Will double in ensemble.

Thomas Mara, Sr.: (Male or Female, 30-45)
The District Attorney set on proving Kris Kringle is not Santa Clause.

Mr. Sawyer: (Male, 35-50)
Macy's Psychologist. Very nervous, fast and brittle. Will double in ensemble.

Miss Crookshank: (Female, 25-30)
Secretary for Mr. Sawyer. Will double in ensemble.

Alvin, Whitney and Climber: (Male, 25-45) Vocal Range: Baritone/Tenor
Marine friends of Fred’s, Will double in ensemble.

Clara: (Female, 18-40)
A legal secretary. Will double in ensemble.
Miss Sims: (Female, 18-60)
A nurse. Will double in ensemble.

Tommy Mara: (Male, 6-11)
The young son of the District Attorney called to the witness stand.

Additional Ensemble: (Males and Females, All ages)
To play assorted speaking roles as well as being a strong singing and dancing ensemble such as:
Bailiff, Murphy the night watchmen, A drunk Santa, Miss Muffet a clown, A Kid, A Balloon Vendor, Harry Finfer, Mrs. Finfer, Henrika (A young Dutch girl), Henrika’s Mother, A Lady Shopper, A Man Shopper and his wife, A young woman shopper, A clerk in the Toy Department, A troubled shopper, The Governor of New York City, The Mayor of New York City, Mr. Gimbel, Marines, Parade Spectators, Christmas Shoppers, Two Policemen, A Mailman, A Girl Scout, Mrs. Beeler the housekeeper.


“FIVE COURSE LOVE”
Music and Lyrics by Gregg Coffin
Stage Direction by Heather Buck
Music Direction by Ellen Patterson
Choreography by Staci Arriaga

Rehearsals will begin approx. on January 12, 2020. Typical rehearsal schedule are Mon-Thurs evenings and Sat and Sun during the day when needed. Performance dates are February 14 – March 1, 2020.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: All roles available.

Actor One: (Male, 20-50) Plays Matt, Gino Klaus, Guillermo and Clutch

Actor Two: (Female, 20-50) Plays Barbie, Sofia, Gretchen, Rosalinda, and Kitty

Actor Three: (Male, 20-50) Male Plays Dean, Carlo, Heimlich, Ernesto and Pops

Each Actor will play either waiters or patrons at 5 different “Theme Styled” restaurants.
Should be able to do the following accents: Deep South, Italian, German and Spanish.

 


“SWEENEY TODD”
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler
Stage Direction and Choreography by Staci Arriaga
Music Direction by Craig Burdette

Rehearsals will begin approx. February 16, 2020. Typical rehearsal schedule are Mon-Thurs evenings and Sat and Sun during the day when needed. Performance dates are March 20 - April 5, 2020.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: The roles of Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett have been cast. All other roles available.

Anthony: (Male, 20-35) Vocal range: Bb2 - F4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2A naive and youthful sailor returning to London. He helps Todd return to London and unexpectedly falls in love with Johanna.

Johanna: (Female, 18-25) Vocal range: Bb3 – A5
A spritely girl, full of innocence, constantly yearning for freedom. Todd's long-lost daughter and Turpin's ward.

Tobias: (Male, 14-20) Vocal range: Bb2 – Ab4
A poor youngster apprenticed to Pirelli. He finds a surrogate family in Todd and Lovett.

Judge Turpin: (Male, 45-65) Vocal range: E2 – Gb4
A lecherous public official who portrays himself as a sanctimonious authoritarian. He takes advantage of his position in the city and is responsible for imprisoning Todd.

The Beadle: (Male, 40-55) Vocal range: D3 – D5
A pompous public official. He is deeply loyal to the corrupt Turpin.

Beggar Woman: (Female, 35-50) Vocal range: Ab3 – F5
A deranged and schizophrenic woman who harbors a dark, surprising secret.
Gender: female

Adolfo Pirelli: (Male, 25-45) Vocal range: B2 – C5
A flamboyant Italian rival barber; a charlatan with a secret past.

Jonas Fogg: (Male, 35-60)
The owner of Fogg's Asylum. He sells the hair of madmen to wigmakers.


“THE QUALITY OF LIFE”
By Jane Anderson
Stage Direction by Dana Nelson Isaacs

Rehearsals will begin approx. on March 22, 2020. Typical rehearsal schedule is Mon-Thurs evenings and Sar and Sun during the day when needed. Performance dates are April 24 – May 10, 2020.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: The role of Bill has been cast. All other roles available.

Dinah: (Female, 40’s-50’s) Married to Bill. Conservative Midwestern Christian.

Jeanette: (Female, 40’s-50’s) Married to Neil. Left-winged Berkeley resident.

Neil: (Male, 40’s-50’s) Married to Jeanette. Left-winged Berkeley resident.


“THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL”
Music and Lyrics by David Nehls, Book by Betsy Kelso
Stage Direction by Taylor Bartolucci and Barry Martin
Music Direction by Craig Burdette – Choreography by Staci Arriaga

Rehearsals will begin approx. April 26, 2020. Typical rehearsal schedule is Mon-Thurs evenings and Sat and Sun during the day when needed. Performance dates are June 5 – 21, 2020.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: The roles of Betty and Lin have been pre-cast. All other roles available.

Donna “Pickles”: (Female, 18-25) High belt/mix. One of “The Girls.” A newlywed, Donna is called “Pickles” because she is perpetually hysterically pregnant. Her husband is a lot fancier than she is, as he is from the big city of Jacksonville. His parents haven’t been very supportive of his marital choice, so Pickles is desperate to give her husband a family of his own—even if she has to fake it. The dimmest of “The Girls,” Pickles is airy, sweet, and blissfully ignorant.

Norbert Garstecki: (Male, 30 – 50) Baritone. Out of shape, stocky, loveable southern redneck toll collector who is trying to get his wife to come out of their mobile home to celebrate their 20th anniversary. He is a high school football jock who fell in love with his Geometry tutor.

Duke: (Male, 20-30) Tenor. The misfit long lost son of Jeannie and Norbert Garstecki. Duke is Pippi's obsessive, possessive, and excessive Magic Marker-sniffing boyfriend. Not the brightest guy south of the Mason-Dixon line, Duke initially appears to be a hoodlum, but once he's reunited with his parents, he is a puppy dog.

Jeannie Garstecki: (Female, 30-40) High belt/mix. Norbert’s agoraphobic housewife who hasn't been outside their mobile home since their loving son, Elvis, was kidnapped in front of Supercuts, while she was getting her hair done. Must be sweet and fragile, but strong when threatened.

Pippi: (Female, 20-35) High belt/mix. The new girl in town and a stripper. She has had a hard life and been around the block several times. Sexy, lovable, and in great shape.


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