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ACT 5: PIRATES OF PENZANCE: Set sail with this classic comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history. A fresh take on one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular comic operas, this updated version of The Pirates of Penzance took New York by storm when it premiered in Central Park in 1980, leading to a subsequent smash-hit Broadway run.

Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic's melodious tones win over the heart of Major-General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers that General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an "ingenious paradox" may prevent the budding romance and lead to the death of "The very model of a modern Major-General."

Directed & Musical Direction by Cheryl Anderson

Rehearsal Dates: June 12 - July 29, 2021.

Rehearsal Times: Monday - Thursdays 5pm-9pm,

Saturday & Sundays 10am - 5pm.

Performances: July 30, 31 & August 1


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ACT 4: TOMFOOLERY: is based on The Tom Lehrer Songbook and is a show like no other. Written by Cameron Mackintosh and Robin Ray, with music and lyrics by Tom Lehrer, this is one wildly wicked musical revue of novelty songs (there are no sad ones in this bunch). Music, laughter and no one spared – when you're dealing with the humor of Tom Lehrer, nothing is sacred.


In concerts, television appearances and a series of now-classic recordings, the Harvard-educated math professor delighted millions of fans during the 1950s and '60s with his dry and cynical, but good-humored, attacks on the A-bomb, racism, pollution, pornography, the military, the Boy Scouts and, of course, mathematics. Nothing is sacred in this hysterical revue that features such Lehrer favorites as "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park," "When You Are Old and Grey," "The Masochism Tango," "The Old Dope Peddler" and "The Vatican Rag," as well as an unforgettable Gilbert and Sullivan-esque recitation of the table of elements, linked together with his own inimitable concert patter.


Directed & Choreographed by Andrew Ceglio

Musical Directed by Michael J. McGushin

Rehearsal Dates: June 19 - July 22, 2021.

Rehearsal Times: Tuesdays - Fridays 5pm-9pm,

Saturday & Sundays 10am - 5pm.

Performances: July 23, 24 & 25


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ACT 2: CIRCUS — Knives, Blood & Water:  A lost young trapeze artist has come to Coney Island having received a mysterious job offer from a strange little Circus.  She is drawn immediately to the charismatic Knife Thrower.  Sparks fly.  But when she witnesses the Carnival Barker’s dangerous and lurid invitation to the crowd, it becomes clear that there is far more to this Circus than she imagined. When she is confronted by The Knife Thrower’s assistant, she realizes why she has come.  She has returned home to the mother and father she never knew. And a new life begins for them all.

Directed by Greg Fritsch

Musical Directed by TBA

Composer, Lyricist Joe Ortiz


Rehearsal Dates: June 14 - July 8, 2021

Rehearsal Times: Monday - Saturdays 10am-4pm

Performances: July 9, 10 & 11


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ACT 1: Take a nostalgic ride back in time to the Swing Era as we kick off our Summer Festival with the toe-tapping sounds of the Cabrillo Stage Big Band! Featuring some of the greatest hits of that time along with some of your Broadway favorites. Directed by Jon Nordgren and hosted by Andrew Ceglio, with performances by many of the Stars of Cabrillo Stage; this concert will transport you to a simpler time of Mom, apple pie, and the 4th of July!


ACT 3: Get ready for the Cabrillo Stage Studio Pit Orchestra as we take you down memory lane to hear your favorite Broadway songs and revisit some memorable moments from Cabrillo Stage's most popular productions. Conducted by Artistic Director, Jon Nordgren and featuring some of your favorite past and present Stars of Cabrillo Stage, this will be an experience like no other, climaxing in an exciting battle of the Bands tribute to Cabrillo Stage's founding Artistic Director, Lile Cruse.


Directed by Andrew Ceglio

Musical Directed by Jon Nordgren

Rehearsal Dates: June 22- July 1, 2021.

Rehearsal Times: Tuesday & Thursdays 7pm-11pm.

Performances: July 2, 3, 4, 16, 17 & 18


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Accepted through - April 6, 2021




If Additional information is required Stage Management will contact you.




Casting calls or emails will be made between April 12 - 19, 2021


Online video auditions are accepted through April 6, 2021. Please submit a 32 bars or 1 minute cutoff time, stylistically appropriate video which showcases your voice.  If in person callbacks are required, they will be located at the Cabrillo College Campus. Please have your video or a link to your video prepared at the time you submit your audition form.

If your Auditioning for Tomfoolery: Please Include 2-3 character impersonations of your choice with your video submission. These can range anywhere from cartoon characters to celebrity personalities/pop culture icons to politicians etc.. Get creative! Characterizations no longer than 15 seconds each.


Please review the Rehearsal & Performance Calendar and be prepared to list ALL of your conflicts on the Online Audition form. Understanding conflicts is crucial in order to build a successful season this year!


Please have a video audition link or file under 30mb, all conflicts & ideally a headshot ready and fill out our Online Audition Form.


Participation with Cabrillo Stage is in association with Cabrillo College. Registration into the 3 Unit Theater Arts 75, 575 or Music 75, 575 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, Limited Student Scholarships are provided to assist the cost of tuition in some exceptional occasions.


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?

Most seasons, the answer is yes. However, due to COVID impact on Cabrillo Stage and many other theater companies, Stage's 2021 Summer Fundraising festival is working under our student enrollment program with Cabrillo College. Stage may provide a very limited number of Student Scholarships for some of our performers. All of our actors will be required to enroll in the Theatre Arts or Music class. 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 typically 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?

2021 Summer Audition are currently held online only. In person callbacks may be arranged on the Cabrillo College campus, April 10 & 11th according to Cabrillo College, state and local COVID guidelines on Cabrillo College campus. View Online at Guidliness COVID-19

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 COVID Guidlines for Rehearsals?

Cabrillo Stage's rehearsals & performances will be conducted with strict saftey protocals to protect your performers and staff. Current Covid Guidliness can be found online. Cabrillo Stage COVID Guidlines

Where do rehearsals & performances take place?

ALL rehearsals that require signing will be held outdoor behind the theater or the outdoor amphitheater. All performances will be held at the outdoor college amphitheater. Some staging (no signing) rehearsals may take place in doors. Orchestra Rehearsals that do not involve singing will take place in the Crocker Theater. These rehearsals location are designed to ensure the safety of everyone involved and follow the Cabrillo College Covid-19 guidelines.


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