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.
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.
GENERAL AUDITIONS & CALLBACKS
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, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities
After your vocal audition you may be notified on March 6 to attend callbacks (Step 2)
We will email you on Sunday March 6 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 Sunday March 6 with any callback material and information if needed.
After the CALLBACKS, casting calls and notifications will take place within 2-3 weeks.
AUDITION DETAILS / WHAT TO PREPARE
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.
AUDITION FORM & CALENDAR
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.
CABRILLO COLLEGE CLASS REQUIREMENT
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.
FAQ ABOUT CASTING AND PARICIPATION
Do you hire Actors Equity performers?
Yes, Stage does consider and hire AEA actors under the Guest Artist Agreement, Tier II. Please know that Union Agreements are reserved for principle roles only.
Does Stage participate with the Actor's Equity EMC program?
No, Stage does not offer EMC points or participate with AEA EMC program
Does Stage pay all of the performers?
Yes, Stage provides Student Scholarship for all of our performers. The majority of our actors will be required to enroll in the Theatre Arts or Music class in order to receive a Student Scholarship. Stage may hire some performers as Independent Contractors in which a stipend is provided.
Do I have to register in a Cabrillo College class to participate?
Yes, Cabrillo Stage is a part of Cabrillo College's Theater Arts program. The majority of our performers are required to enroll with Cabrillo Stage as a student and register for the 3 unit Theater Arts 75 or Music 75 class. Please note that the rehearsals and performances are in themselves the class. The cost of the class is the responsibility of the performer. Stage provides the student with a scholarship to assist in covering the cost of the class.
Does Stage provide fuel or a travel stipend?
No, Stage does not provide a travel stipend or the cost of travel.
Does Stage provide housing?
No, Stage does not currently offer housing for its performers.
Does Stage pre-cast any roles?
No, Stage does not pre-cast roles. In the rare occasion a role has been pre-cast, stage will publicly announce which role is not available on all of our audition information.
Are their age limits on casting?
No, Stage casts all shows based on the artistic needs of the show. For considered age ranges available for any given show, please visit the show specific information.
Should I audition if I am unable to attend the callbacks?
Yes, its always better to be in the room for callbacks. But if you are unavailable for callbacks we will still consider your audition. Please inform the staff at the time of auditions of your conflicts.
Where are the Auditions held?
Auditions are held at the Cabrillo College Crocker Theater, Building #4000. 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos CA 95003. Please go the the Theater Lobby to check in.
When will I be notified if I am cast?
Stage will notify all auditioners by mail within 2 - 3 weeks after the audition.
What are the current Covid Policy's of Cabrillo Stage
Cabrillo Stage's Covid-19 policy falls under the requirements of Cabrillo Community College. Students, Performers, short-term workers must be vaccinated or obtain a valid exemption while working on campus. We will be updating our published vaccine protocol very soon to reflect required weekly testing shortly. Additional information can be found at https://www.cabrillo.edu/covid-19/