2016 Season Auditions

SAVE THE DATE! The first round of 2016 Season Auditions is set for Saturday, December 12! Audition early for a better chance to snag the shows/roles your heart desires! Season titles won’t be announced until November, but book your audition appointment today! Contact Heather Osteraa, Casting Coordinator, at or 831-759-6037.


The Producers
Last chance to be a part of The Western Stage’s production of The Producers! We are still seeking a few male and female singer/dancer/actors to be part of the ensemble. Performances run November 14-December 12 in the Mainstage Theater.

Want to join the fun? Contact Heather Osteraa, Casting Coordinator, at for more information.


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) 

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
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, 13 yrs old
Range: Bb2 – Bb4
A shy, intelligent, bookworm. Archie’s best friend and Evan’s new friend.
Female, 13 yrs old
Range: Eb3 – E5
The vain star quarterback. Leads a pack of popular boys, including Malcolm and Eddie.
Male, 13 yrs old
Range: Bb2 – C5
A wannabe popular kid and one of Brett’s sidekicks.
Male, 13 yrs old
Range: F#3 – C5
A wannabe popular kid and one of Brett’s sidekicks.
Male, 13 yrs old
Range: Bb2 – C5
The bubbly, popular head cheerleader. Lucy’s best friend and unknowing rival.
Female, 13 yrs old
Range: Bb3 – D5
A good-humored, intelligent, unpopular kid. Patrice’s best friend who has to use crutches.
Male, 13 yrs old
Range: Ab2 – Bb4
A manipulative girl who secretly desires to have Kendra’s boyfriend. Sneaky and feisty.
Female, 13 yrs old
Range: F#3 – D5
Rabbis; Kids

Rehearsals begin Jan. 27. Contact Heather Osteraa, Casting Coordinator, at for more information.

Are you interested in being considered for future shows? You can always send a headshot and resume to or call 831-759-6037. Read the following for more information: Audition Information and Rehearsal Process. Thank you for your interest in being a part of The Western Stage!

© Copyright The Western Stage - Hartnell College: 411 Central Ave., Salinas, CA 93901 | BOX OFFICE: (831) 755-6816 | Site by Groupofminds