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Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'," "It's Raining on Prom Night," "Alone at the Drive-In Movie" recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals, along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world's most popular musicals.

Directed & Choreographed by Cassie Nordgren

Musical Directed by Jon Nordgren


Rehearsal Dates: May 18 - June 23, 2022.

Rehearsal Times: Tuesday - Friday 7pm-11pm,

Saturday & Sundays 10am - 5pm.

Performances: June 24 - July 10, 2022.


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CANDIDE (1974): A score by legendary Leonard Bernstein is but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Candide and its theatrical offerings. With a book from Hugh Wheeler and lyrical contributions from the incomparable Stephen Sondheim, Candide is a masterpiece for the ages.

In this lightning-paced musical, Candide — the bastard cousin of Baron Thunder-Ten-Tonck — is expelled from home, dragged into the Bulgarian army, brought before the Spanish Inquisition, swindled out of a fortune, shipwrecked on a desert isle and separated time and again from his true love, Cunegonde. She, too, bears a barrage of misfortunes, including, sale into prostitution, forced marriage to an exorbitantly wealthy man and slavery. Through it all, however, they try to remember the lessons of their dear master, Dr. Pangloss: "Everything is for the best in this best of all possible worlds."


Directed & Choreographed by Gary John La Rosa

Musical Directed by Cheryl Anderson

Rehearsal Dates: June 4 - July 21, 2022.

Rehearsal Times: Monday - Thursday 7pm-11pm,

Saturday & Sundays 10am - 5pm.

Performances: July 22 - August 14, 2022.


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Saturday March 5: 10am - 5pm


Or Submit an Online Video Audition from February 1 - 28

Note: All roles are open to performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, ages 17+, as well as performers with disabilities



After your vocal audition you may be notified on March 6 to attend callbacks (Step 2). For Grease & Candide the minimum age for performers is 17 years old.




We will email you on Monday March 7 if invited to callbacks.




Friday March 11: 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Saturday March 12: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday March 13: 10:00am - 6:00pm

We will email you Monday March 7 with any callback material and information if needed.

After the CALLBACKS, casting calls and notifications will take place within 2-3 weeks.


Auditions are on a first come, first-served basis located at the Crocker Theater on the Cabrillo College Campus. Bring sheet music in your key; accompanist will be provided. 32 bars or 1 minute cutoff time, stylistically appropriate tune. A cappella or tape accompaniment is not acceptable. A dramatic or comedic monologue no more than 1 minute long MAY be requested. Please dress ready to move with appropriate shoes if called back for the DANCE callback.


COVID POLICY - Masking is required while on campus. KN94/N95/KN95's are highly recommended while on campus. Auditionees may remove their mask while auditioning if they provide proof of vaccination or SHS granted exemption AND negative COVID test  (recent is within 1 day for a rapid antigen test, or 2 days for a PCR test.)


Fill out and print your Audition Form before you arrive to auditions in order to speed up the process. If you have a color headshot please bring that as well, if not, we will take a photo when you check in. Please be prepared to have ALL of your conflicts listed at the time of auditions.

I CAN'T MAKE AUDITIONS (Accepted February 1 - February 28)

It's always better to be in the room, but if you are unable to attend auditions and would like to be considered, please have a video audition & headshot ready and fill out our Online Audition Form. Please note, Cabrillo Stage does not offer housing.


Participation with Cabrillo Stage is in association with Cabrillo College. Registration into the 3 Unit Theater Arts 75 or Music 75 class is REQUIRED for most roles after casting is complete. Rehearsals and performances are the class. Cost of the class is the responsibility of the performer, Student Scholarships are provided to assist the cost of tuition.