AUDITION INFORMATION

Updated Feb 1, 2019 4pm

Lucky Penny Productions is seeking a diverse group of AEA and NON-AEA performers for our 2019-2020 season of dramas and musicals. General Auditions are for the following productions: "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest" (October/November 2019), "White Christmas" (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).

*Auditions for “Xanadu” Young Actors Production will be announced at a later date.*

*Auditions for "9 to 5, The Musical" will be held February 18th and 19th. If interested in this production please email your headshot, resume, your availability on the 18th and/or 19th, and the role you are interested in being seen for to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . If the team wishes to see you, you will be contacted with specific sides/music from the show to prepare and a audition date/time.*

Please see breakdowns below for specific show casting information.

WHEN: Sunday March 24th, Monday March 25th, and Tuesday, March 26th, 2018. Callbacks for specific shows will be held at later dates.

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 showcase your talents. Bring sheet music in the key you plan to sing. No acapella singing or player devices. Please bring one copy of your most recent headshot/resume and be prepared to list your potential conflicts.

SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION SLOT: Auditions are by appointment only, no walk ins please. FOLLOW THIS LINK TO RESERVE A SLOT.


“9 to 5: The Musical”
Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton, Book by Patricia Resnick
Stage Direction by Dyan McBride
Music Direction by TBA - Choreography by Staci Arriaga

Rehearsals will begin approx. on August 4, 2019. Typical rehearsal schedule are Mon-Thurs evenings and Sat and Sun during the day when needed. Performance dates are September 6 – 22, 2019.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: The role of Violet has been cast. All Other Roles Available.

Doralee: (Female, 20-35) Soprano with High Belt. Vocal range top: E5 - bottom: G3.
A young, sexy spitfire who works at Mr. Hart's office. She is proof that there is more to a woman than just her looks.

Judy: (Female, 30-40) Soprano with High Belt. Vocal range top: F5 - bottom: Ab3
The "new" girl at the firm, she has been burned by her husband's affair and is searching for personal
empowerment. Insecure, determined, and hopeful.

Franklin Hart: (Male, 45-60) Baritone. Vocal range top: Gb4 - bottom: C3
One of the firm's executives and a notorious chauvinist. He is capable of faking charm but usually shows his true colors as an arrogant, self-absorbed boss.

Roz Keith: (Female, 35-50) Alto. Vocal range top: C5 - bottom: G3
The attentive office gossip queen and snitch. She has an unrequited love for Mr. Hart and will do
anything she can to win his approval.

Joe: (Male, 25-40) Tenor/High Baritone. Vocal range top: G4 - bottom: B2
A handsome, young office accountant. Genuine and nice, and smitten with Violet.

Dwayne: (Male, 25-40) Vocal range top: G4 - bottom: E2
Doralee’s attractive husband. He is very supportive of her professional pursuits.

Josh: (Male, 15-18) Any vocal range.
Violet's awkward teenage son.

Missy: (Female, 18+) Any vocal range.
Franklin Hart’s wife, clueless to her husband's true nature.

Maria: (Female, 18+) Vocal range top: D5 - bottom: F4
A young and vibrant secretary in Hart's office.

Dick: (Male, 35-45) Any vocal range.
Judy’s soon-to-be ex-husband. An average guy, he is sporting a little less hair and a little more paunch than he did ten years ago.

Kathy: (Female, 30-40) Vocal range top: D5 - bottom: G4
A secretary in Hart's office with a tendency to gossip.

Margaret: (Female, 30-40) Any vocal range.
A secretary in Hart’s office with a tendency to drink.

Tinsworthy: (Male, 50-65) Any vocal range.
Franklin Hart’s boss and Chariman of the Board. A good man, who may be wiser to Hart's ways than he lets on.

Ensemble:
Office employees, police officers, hospital employees.


“ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST”
By Dale Wasserman
Stage Direction by Marty Pistone

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.


“WHITE CHRISTMAS”
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin, Book by David Ives and Paul Blake
Stage Direction by Michael Ross
Music Direction by Ellen Patterson - Choreography by TBA

Rehearsals will begin approximately 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.

Bob Wallace: (Male, 30-40) Baritone. Excellent singer with a crooning style who moves very well. Tap and Jazz. A major singing star, Bob is the guiding force behind the song and dance team of Wallace and Davis. He wears his fame easily but has some trouble with social and romantic interactions. Despite occasional gruffness, he is a deeply kind and principled man who is searching for true love.

Phil Davis: (Male, 30-40) Baritone/Tenor. Strong ballroom, jazz and tap dancing needed. The fun-loving song-and-dance partner of the team Wallace and Davis. An irrepressible clown, operator, and incorrigible ladies’ man who is determined to see his friend happy, even if it requires scheming and outright deception. He has a boyish charm and sex appeal.

Betty Haynes: (Female, 20-40) Female singer of quiet beauty and charm with a rich chest mix and soprano extension. Must move well. Sensible, responsible half of the Haynes sisters act. Classic elegance. Destined to be a star, but hesitant to take the spotlight. Devoted to her sister. Hides a yearning for true love under a protective shell.

Judy Haynes: (Female, 20-40) Strong jazz and tap dancer. Strong singer with a chest mix. Younger, more ambitious and slightly scheming other sister. Wholesome and adorable, sexy and flirty.

General Henry Waverly: (Male, 50-70) Retired Army general with a curmudgeonly military exterior, adjusting to retired life in post WW II America. Precise and orderly, struggling to run the Inn in Vermont. A man of integrity. Underneath a warm compassionate man in need of family and love.

Martha Watson: (Female, 40-60) Strong singer and mover, Broadway belter. Once a Broadway star, now the General’s housekeeper. The true force behind running the Inn. Very dry wit and frank with a wisecracking sense of humor. Big hearted, but unsentimental. Irrepressible meddler, believing she acts on everyone’s best behalf.

Susan Waverly: (Female, 9-12) Excellent belt voice, must move very well. The General’s granddaughter. Lovable and outgoing. A bit precocious, but wise beyond her years. Gets bitten by the stage bug and is great at it.

Ralph Sheldrake: (Male, 30-40) Jokester Army buddy of Bob and Phil’s, now a major television executive. Fast talking, loud, brash New York professional with a good head on his shoulders.

Rita and Rhoda: (Female, 20-30) Bob and Phil’s two star chorus showgirls. Brash, sexy and fun. Perhaps not the brightest.

Ezekiel Foster: (40-60) Practical, the ultimate laid back New Englander. A man of few words. Caretaker at the Inn. Takes life at a very leisurely pace.

Mike: (Male, 20-40) Bob and Phil’s Stage Manager. Can be overly dramatic and often hysterical, but gets the job done. Works to attempt a sense of control and order for the company. Doubles as Mr. Snoring Man, Winter Tourist

Tessie: (Female, 20-40) Mezzo-soprano, belter. Young Character woman to play Bob and Phil’s secretary, also plays Head Seamstress and Mrs. Snoring Man, winter tourist.

Male and Female Ensemble: (All ages) To play assorted speaking roles as well as being a strong singing and dancing ensemble.


“FIVE COURSE LOVE”
Music and Lyrics by Gregg Coffin
Stage Direction by TBA
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 TBA

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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