Updated Feb. 1, 2018

Lucky Penny Productions seeks a diverse group of performers for our 2018-2019 season of dramas and musicals. General Auditions are for the following productions: “Into the Woods” (September 2018), “Blithe Spirit” (October/November 2018), “Scrooge in Love!” (December 2018), “Forever Plaid” (February/March 2019), “Bingo, The Winning Musical” (March/April 2019), “Reasons to be Pretty/Reasons to be Happy” (April/May 2019) and “Cabaret” (May/June 2019). Callbacks will be held at later dates for each show listed above. Auditions for "The Enchanted Bookshop" Young Actors Production will be announced at a later date.
Please see breakdowns below for specific show casting information.
WHEN: The evenings of Sunday March 4th, Monday March 5th, and Tuesday, March 6th, 2018. Callbacks for specific shows will follow in June.
WHERE: Lucky Penny Community Arts Center, 1758 Industrial Way #208, Napa California 94558
WHAT TO PREPARE/BRING: Each actor will have a total of 5 minutes. Please prepare either one song and one monologue, or two monologues which showcases your talents. Bring sheet music in the key you plan to sing. No accapella singing or player devices. Please bring one copy of your most recent headshot/resume, list of potential conflicts, and sheet music in the appropriate key.



Stage Direction by James D. Sasser
Music Direction by Craig Burdette
Choreography by Staci Arriaga
Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s hit musical. The plot intertwines the stories of various fairy tales with original music to create a single, even bigger fairy tale. The focus of the story revolves around the story of a childless Baker and his Wife, who attempt to reverse a curse on their family in order to have a child. Once the curse is lifted, all the characters realise that their actions have consequences, and they must now deal with a genuine threat to their community.
Rehearsals will begin approximately August 5, 2018. Typical rehearsal schedule are Mon-Thurs evenings and Sat and Sun during the day when needed. Performance dates are September 7 – 23, 2018.
The role of The Witch and the Narrator/Mysterious Man have been cast. All other roles available.
THE BAKER. Male (28-40). Ab2-G4. Harried and insecure baker who is simple and loving, yet protective of his family; wants his wife to be happy and is willing to do anything to ensure her happiness but refuses to let others fight his battles.
BAKER’S WIFE. Female (28-40). Mezzo-Sop, G3-F5. Incredible and honest actress of great depth whom is also gifted with her own unique sense of comedy; she has a very dry and understated sense of humor. She is the every woman desperate to start a family and willing to go to great lengths to do so.
CINDERELLA. Female (20-35). Sop, G3-G5. Beautiful, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters.
LITTLE RED. Female (11-18). Mezzo-Belter, Bb3- F5. She has an incredibly dry sense of humor, is feisty, blunt, etc. She must be an incredible actor with a powerful belt. She needs to not only be great with comedy, but a great dramatic actress.
JACK’S MOTHER. Female (55-65). Mezzo-Sop, Bb3-F#5. An overbearing single parent clinging to her son trying to keep him a young boy, when he is clearly grown up. Must have brilliant comedic timing. Looking for that mom that’s on the verge/at her wits end.
RAPUNZEL. Female (18-30). Sop, C4-A#5. Must have a stunning and effortless soprano voice. She goes from carefree beautiful young girl to tormented soul having had pretty extreme things happen to her. She has a nervous breakdown, suffers from postpartum depression, suicidal, etc. Blood curdling screams that don't hurt your voice are a huge plus.
CINDERELLA’S MOTHER/GRANNY/GIANT. Female (45-55). Sop, G3-F5. Note: The voice of the Giant MIGHT be voiced over and not a part of this track. Seeking an extremely versatile actress. Cinderella’s Mother must be angelic, ethereal, mysterious, beautiful with a soprano voice. Granny must be a strong character actress brilliant with comedy, has a strong commanding presence and rough around the edges. Think Granny from The Beverly Hillbillies. The Giant is a woman trying to avenge the murder of her husband and wreaks havoc on the kingdom.
CINDERELLA’S STEPMOTHER. Female (40-50). Mezzo-Sop, A3-F#5. The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella.
LUCINDA/FLORINDA. Female (21-35). Mezzo-Sop, C4-F5. These women are the Disney villains you love to hate; complete divas. They must be excellent with comedy. They are sexy, sultry, spoiled and entitled brats. Must be excellent with holding their own harmony.
SNOW WHITE/SLEEPING BEAUTY/PIT SINGERS. Female (18-25). Seeking two beautiful princess type girls that are excellent singers and move well; they must be graceful.
JACK. Male (12-25). Tenor, A2-G4. Jack is the ultimate sheltered, naive, wide-eyed innocent child. His mother clings to him and is desperate to keep him a child, but he is clearly no longer a child. Like any young boy/man he seeks adventure, loves exploring and wants to make his mother proud, but always seems to be making the wrong choices. Seeking an honest and great actor.
CINDERELLA'S PRINCE/WOLF. Male (30’s). Baritone, Bb2-Gb4. Seeking an incredibly handsome comedic actor. There is a specific style of comedy the prince’s have and we are going in this same traditional vein for these roles, but looking for someone that will make it their own. Must be agile and in great shape. He is “charming, not sincere”.
RAPUNZEL'S PRINCE. Male (25-35). Baritone, C#3-E4. Seeking an incredibly handsome and comedic actor. There is a specific style of comedy the prince’s have and we are going in this same traditional vein for these roles, but looking for someone that will make it their own. Must be agile and in great shape. He genuinely wants his marriage to work and is in love with Rapunzel, but eventually strays because she goes insane.
STEWARD. Male (30-50’s). Seeking a comedic actor. He takes much pride in his job and is one of those people that is always trying to impress, but when it comes down to it, he is out for himself.
CINDERELLA’S FATHER. Male (55-65). Seeking a comedic and honest actor. This must be a fantastic character actor that can make a meal out of a tic tac. He is an alcoholic due to his wife and step-daughters and sadly has allowed his flesh and blood, Cinderella, to become a slave in his own home.


Stage Direction by Barry Martin
The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati. As the (worldly and un-) personalities clash, Charles’ current wife, Ruth, is accidentally killed, “passes over,” joins Elvira, and the two “blithe spirits” haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity
Rehearsals will begin approximately September 17, 2018. Typical rehearsal schedule are Mon-Thurs evenings and Sat and Sun during the day when needed. Performance dates are October 19 – November 4, 2018.
All Roles Available
CHARLES CONDOMINE. Male (30’s-40’s). Charles is bright, sophisticated, articulate, and debonair, but somewhat at the mercy of his wives, past and present; his interest in spiritualism as a subject for a novel leads Charles to ask Madame Arcati to dinner and a séance; he is skeptical but becomes a believer when the ghost of his first wife appears--and stays; from then on, poor Charles is a shuttlecock between the women battling for his affections: Ruth, his living wife, and Elvira, his dead one. Charles prefers Elvira.
RUTH CONDOMINE. Female (30’s). Like her husband, Ruth is witty, sophisticated, smart-looking, and she is quite the society matron; Ruth is a bit stuffy and a little predictable. She is convinced that Charles has lost his mind when Elvira appears. While being jealous of Elvira, Ruth also acts as a concerned wife, trying to restore Charles to normalcy.
DR. BRADMAN. Male (40’s-50’s). A good friend of the Condomines who is invited to dinner and the séance; he is entirely skeptical of anything to do with the occult but tries his utmost to go along with the proceedings for the sake of Charles’ research.
MRS. BRADMAN. Female (40’s-50’s). Simple and naïve, she is quite excited about being in the presence of the medium, whom she finds fascinating.
MADAME ARCATI. Female (40’s-60’s). A middle-aged spiritualist, Madame Arcati is a striking woman. She is no fraud, and truly is in contact with the other world and inadvertently is the “medium” through which Elvira is called back to this one; eccentric, effusive, boisterous, and maybe a little barbaric.
ELVIRA. Female (20’s-30’s). The ghost of Charles’s first wife. Only Charles can see or hear her; in life, Elvira was spirited, outgoing, wild, and carefree; in death, she is no different-she socializes with Genghis Khan. She does love Charles, if somewhat casually, and is jealous of Ruth.
EDITH. Female (20’s-30’s). The Condomine’s maid, Edith is always in a hurry.


Stage Direction by Dyan McBride
Music Direction by Craig Burdette
Choreography by Staci Arriaga
What happens after A Christmas Carol? A year later, Scrooge’s life takes a turn for the romantic—new ghosts (and old pal Jacob Marley) arrive to help him find his lost love, Belle.
Rehearsals will begin approximately October 28, 2018. Typical rehearsal schedule is Mon-Thurs evenings and Sat and Sun during the day when needed. Performance dates are November 31-December 16, 2018.
All roles available.
EBENEZER SCROOGE. Male (45-55). A bit younger than we’ve known him.
JACOB MARLEY. Male (35-55). Scrooge’s ghostly former partner.
GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST. Female (25-35). A bubbly Billie Burke, a Victorian Music Hall showgirl, happily in love with love.
GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT/BUSINESSMAN. Male (30’s-40’s). A larger-than-life,
boisterous “Gaston” type with an enormous ego / An admirer of Scrooge
ominous, nearly silent / Cocky ladies’ man / Man of the Cloth
YOUNG SCROOGE/FATHER CHRISTMAS. Male (20’s). Scrooge in his early 20’s /
Bearded holiday figure
YOUNG BELLE/OLDER BELLE. Female (30’s). The love interest, past and present
FRED/MR. FEZZIWIG. Male (30’s). Scrooge’s well-to-do nephew / Scrooge’s onetime
JULIANA/MRS. FEZZIWIG. Female (30’s). Fred’s charming wife / Fezziwig’s outgoing life partner
BOB CRATCHIT. Male (30’s-40’s). Former clerk, now partner
MRS. CRATCHIT. Female (30’s). Smart, strong
TINY TIM. Male (6-8). Young, adorable
PETER/YOUNG BOY. Male (12-14). The Cratchits’ older son / The turkey boy
MARTHA/BUSINESSMAN’S WIFE/MABEL. Female (18-25). The Cratchits’ daughter,
Businessman’s wife / Fezziwigs’ daughter
NORA / MAGGIE. Female (11-14). Belle’s child / Fezziwigs’ daughter


Stage Direction by Heather Buck
Music Direction by Craig Burdette
Choreography by Scottie Woodard
On their way to their first big concert, a singing quartet of young men, The Plaids, are killed in a car accident. Due to the alignment of space and time, The Plaids are able to return to Earth for one final concert. In between telling the stories of their lives, The Plaids perform some of the greatest hits from the 1950s, including “Three Coins in a Fountain,” “Shangri-La,” “Crazy ’bout Ya Baby,” and “Love Is a Many Splendored Thing.” Once they’ve performed their one great show, The Plaids happily resume their journey back to Heaven.
Rehearsals will begin approximately January 13, 2019. Typical rehearsal schedule are Mon-Thurs evenings and Sat and Sun during the day when needed. Performance dates are February 15 – March 3, 2019.
All roles available
FRANKIE. Male (20’s-40’s). Second tenor-Lyric Baritone. The leader, confident but humble, and always taking care of the rest of the group. He has asthma, which occasionally acts up if the tempo is too fast or if the choreography is too intense. Despite being humble, he is a “Romantic Crooner.”
SPARKY. Male (20’s-40’s). Baritone. He is the clown and is always looking to crack a joke. He wears a retainer and has a slight lisp or speech impediment. Despite his speech, he loves telling stories and relishes every word he says. Also, he often repeats himself because of how fast he speaks.
JINX. Male (20’s-40’s). Tenor. He is shy, and always terrified of being on stage. He often forgets what song or dance move is next. He is Sparky’s stepbrother. The other members of the group are very protective of him. He gets an occasional nose bleed when he sings above an ‘A.’
SMUDGE. Male (20’s-40’s). Bass. He worries about everything from the props, to the running order, to the audience not liking him. Suffers from a chronic nervous stomach, and is very reluctant to perform. He is also dyslexic, and wears glasses. Underneath his glasses, however, is a great deal of good looks and sex appeal.


Stage Direction by Barry Martin
Music Direction by Craig Burdette
Choreography by Staci Arriaga
Best friends and Bingo pals Vern, Honey and Patsy brave a terrible storm in order to attend the yearly celebration of the birth of Bingo and tribute to its founder, Edwin S. Lowe. As the storm knocks out power at the Bingo Hall, Patsy and Honey remind each other of the ominous night fifteen years ago that began in the same way. In flashback, Honey tells us about the night Vern and her best friend, Bernice, had their falling out. Bernice’s sweet, yet headstrong daughter, Alison, enters the Bingo hall in disguise – Bernice’s health is failing, and Alison is determined, with the help of Bingo, to reunite her mother with her long-lost best friend.
Rehearsals will begin approximately February 17, 2019. Typical rehearsal schedule is Mon-Thurs evenings and Sat and Sun during the day when needed. Performance dates are March 22 – April 7, 2019.
The roles of Vern, Patsy, Honey and Bernice are cast. All other roles available.
MINNIE. Female (40’s-60’s). Belt to C. Bingo Hall Manager. Wants to make sure everyone is safe and has a good time. Needs to be comfortable interacting with the audience. Spry. Quick on her feet.
ALISON. Female (20’s). Belt to F#. Bernice’s daughter. An actress trying to reunite her mother with her friends. Passionate. Optimistic. Quirky.
SAM. Male (40’s). Baritone to F. Bingo Caller. He loves his job and takes it very seriously. However, he can be distracted by Honey. Rugged. Handsome. Serious.


Stage Direction by Barry Martin
PRETTY: Greg, Kent and Carly work in a warehouse; Steph is a hairdresser all in their 30’s they are trying to come to terms with life in their dead-end jobs. There are hook-ups and breakups and struggles to keep friendship alive, but this play is mostly about the power of language and listening.
HAPPY: Three years after a difficult breakup, Steph and Greg are wondering if they can start over again. The trouble is, she’s now married to someone else and he’s started a relationship with Carly – her best friend. Meanwhile, Carly’s ex-husband, Kent, wants her back, even more so when he hears about her new romance with Greg – his best friend.
This is a repertory production. Actors will be rehearsing and performing two separate productions. Rehearsals will begin approximately March 24, 2019. Typical rehearsal schedule is Mon-Thurs evenings and Sat and Sun during the day when needed. Performance dates are April 26 – May 12, 2019.
All roles available.
GREG. Male (late 20’s-30’s). Works as a stocker in the night shift of a big-box warehouse. An ordinary, decent, sweet man with a compelling sense of humor. He does not have the drive that would promise a bright future, he, however, does stand up for himself and his friends and has a sense of justice that we admire.
STEPH. Female (late 20’s-30’s). At the beginning of the play, she is angry, vicious, has been hurt and has the ability to retaliate with some of LaBute’s strongest and most colorful language, is at once both strong and fragile, a hairdresser, she is concerned with what the future holds, wants what every girl wants, a loyal husband and financial security.
CARLY. Female (late 20’s-30’s). Carly is pretty, works as a security guard in the warehouse, and is afraid that her life will always be defined by the way she looks. She is sincere and honest and tries to be a good friend.
KENT. Male (late 20’s-30’s). More athletic than Greg, macho, childish, he has a locker-room mentality with a roving eye, a hothead, has the kind of looks that make everything come easily to him - he got the prettiest girl and yet, he’s jealous, can be a good friend as long as things don’t get too serious or complicated, has limited skills and he knows it.


Stage Direction by Taylor Bartolucci
Music Direction by Craig Burdette
Choreography by Staci Arriaga
In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken by English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boardinghouse, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. Musical numbers include “Willkommen,” “Cabaret,” “Don’t Tell Mama” and “Two Ladies.”
Rehearsals will begin approx. on April 28, 2019. Typical rehearsal schedule are Mon-Thurs evenings and Sat and Sun during the day when needed. Performance dates are May 31 – June 16, 2019.
All roles available
EMCEE. Male (Age flexible). Middle C to High C#. The host at the Kit Kat Klub presented as a gender-questionable character comfortable with being close to both men and women. Comedic. Loveable. Speaks with a German accent.
SALLY BOWLES. Female (20’s-30’s). Low A to high C. A British Cabaret singer at the Kit Kat Klub. A quirky character that comes across as flighty yet at times struggles with knowing the darkness of the reality of her life as a cabaret performer. Speaks with a British accent.
CLIFF BRADSHAW. Male (20’s-30’s). Low A to High E. An American novelist and English teacher traveling to Berlin.
FRAULEIN SCHNEIDER. Female (50’s). Low D to Ab above middle C. A landlady who rents rooms in her large flat. Speaks with a German accent.
HERR SCHULTZ. Male (50’s). Low G to High F. One of Fraulein Schneider’s roomers and the proprietor of a Fruit Ship. Speaks with a German accent.
FRAULEIN KOST. Female (30’s-40’s). Low A flat to High F. Another of Fraulein Schneider’s roomers. She earns money by offering favors to sailors. Speaks with a German accent.
ERNST LUDWIG. Male (Age flexible). A friendly and likeable German. Sings in the Chorus. Takes English lessons from Cliff and smuggles funds for the Nazi Party. Speaks with a German accent.
KIT KAT KLUB GIRLS. Female (20’s-30’s). String singers in all voice parts. Excellent dance skills. They will also be part of various scenes as performers and as club patrons. Looking for ladies of all shapes and sizes who are comfortable with femininity and sex appeal. Looking to cast 5-8 females.
MALE ROLE/DANCE ENSEMBLE. Male (20’s-30’s). Strong singers in all voice parts. Kit Kat Klub waiters, patrons and various features. Should be comfortable with portraying free gender depictions.

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