Casting/Auditions


Thank you for your interest in auditioning for The Western Stage!

Before you begin, please read the following so that you are familiar with our process:

2016 Season Shows

A View From The Bridge, by Arthur Miller
Studio Theater / May 28-June 19, 2016
Read the synopsis and character breakdown. Roles still needed are Marco, Mike/Louie/Tony, one Immigration Officer, and Mrs. Lipari. All other roles have been cast, thank you.

Carrie: The Musical, book by Lawrence D. Cohen, lyrics by Dean Pitchford, Music by Michael Gore
Mainstage Theater / July 16-August 6, 2016 | Auditions April 30. See flyer for full details.
Read the synopsis and character breakdown. Roles still needed are Mr. Stephens and male and female ensemble. All other roles have been cast, thank you.

Bandido, by Luis Valdez
Mainstage Theater / September 10-October 1, 2016
Read the synopsis and character breakdown. Roles still needed are Abdon Lieva and Fiddler Feliz. All other roles are cast, thank you.

Six Degrees of Separation, by John Guare
Studio Theater / September 23-October 9, 2016
Read the synopsis and character breakdown. Roles still needed are Flan, Paul, Woody, Geoffrey, Ben, Doug, Police Officer, and Detective.

Cloud Nine, by Caryl Churchill
Studio Theater / October 29-November 19, 2016
Read the synopsis and character breakdown. Roles still needed are Clive, Betty I & II, Harry Bagley, and Martin.

Nice Work If You Can Get It, music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, book by Joe Dipietro
Mainstage Theater / November 12-December 10, 2016
Read the synopsis and character breakdown. Roles still needed are Jimmy and Estonia Dulworth, as well as members of the male ensemble.

2016 Season Auditions

Second round of General Auditions (Rep) will be Saturday, March 5. Contact twscasting@gmail.com to schedule an appointment or call 831-759-6037.

13: The Musical

Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown 
Book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn
2 Acts, Book Musical, Pop / Rock, Rated PG 
West End Version (2012) 

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We’re looking for hotshot actors, dancers, singers, musicians and tech students between the ages of 12 and 17 to be in the spring 2016 production of this hilarious, coming-of-age musical about discovering that “cool” is sometimes where we least expect it.

Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime. With an unforgettable rock score from TONY Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, (ParadeThe Last Five YearsBridges Of Madison County13 is a musical about fitting in — and standing out!

Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, pre-teen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents’ divorce. Surrounded by an array of simple-minded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a comfortable link of the food chain or will he dangle at the end with the outcasts?!

With a precocious cast, 13 has no character older than the show’s title, making it wonderful for theatre companies that feature young artists. In the Broadway production, even the band was made up of teens, which is a fantastic way to involve a diverse group of artists. The cast is composed entirely of teenagers, but the stories that come to life here are ageless, the emotions they explore timeless, the laughter and the memories they provide priceless.

Cast size:
Medium (20), Flexible
Cast Type:
Ensemble Cast: Many featured roles, Star Vehicle – Male, Teenage Roles
Dance requirement:
Standard (Musical Staging/Some Dance/Optional)

Character Breakdown
Evan
A bright, nerdy boy who is excited to become a man. New in town and trying to find a place to fit in, he eventually becomes close with Patrice and Archie. Our story’s protagonist.
Male, Can play 13 yrs old
Range: Bb2 – Bb4
Patrice
A shy, intelligent, bookworm. Archie’s best friend and Evan’s new friend.
Female,Can play 13 yrs old
Range: Eb3 – E5
Brett
The vain star quarterback. Leads a pack of popular boys, including Malcolm and Eddie.
Male,Can play 13 yrs old
Range: Bb2 – C5
Malcolm
A wannabe popular kid and one of Brett’s sidekicks.
Male,Can play 13 yrs old
Range: F#3 – C5
Eddie
A wannabe popular kid and one of Brett’s sidekicks.
Male, Can play 13 yrs old
Range: Bb2 – C5
Kendra
The bubbly, popular head cheerleader. Lucy’s best friend and unknowing rival.
Female,Can play 13 yrs old
Range: Bb3 – D5
Archie
A good-humored, intelligent, unpopular kid. Patrice’s best friend who has to use crutches.
Male,Can play 13 yrs old
Range: Ab2 – Bb4
Lucy
A manipulative girl who secretly desires to have Kendra’s boyfriend. Sneaky and feisty.
Female,Can play 13 yrs old
Range: F#3 – D5
Ensemble
Rabbis; Kids

Rehearsals begin Jan. 27. Contact Heather Osteraa, Casting Coordinator, at twscasting@gmail.com for more information.

Are you interested in being considered for future shows? You can always send a headshot and resume to twscasting@gmail.com or call 831-759-6037. Thank you for your interest in being a part of The Western Stage!

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