UPCOMING AUDITIONS

Good Company Players produces the regular theatre seasons at both Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater and 2nd Space Theatre.  Scripts for the mainstage shows will be available at Good Company Players’ Business Office at 1105 N. Wishon about 6 weeks prior to auditions.  We offer 3-day script checkouts until the week of the audition.  After that, scripts may be read in the business office.  Additional audition information can be found below or by calling Good Company Players’ Business Office at 559-266-0211.

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Upcoming Auditions for Shows at Good Company Players’ 2nd Space Theatre:

Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 10 AM in 2nd Space Theatre, 928 E. Olive, Fresno, CA.

 

Always A Bridesmaid

by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, & Jamie Wooten

 Rehearsals Begin Jan. 19, 2015                                 Performs Feb. 26 – April 19, 2015

Director: Elizabeth Feister

 

The Cripple of Inishmaan

by Martin McDonagh

 Rehearsals Begin March 16, 2015                                 Performs April 23 – June 14, 2015

Director: Denise Graziani

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Upcoming Auditions for GCP Shows at Roger Rocka’s:

Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 10:00 AM in Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater, 1226 N. Wishon Ave, Fresno, CA 93728.

South Pacific

Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Oscar Hammerstein and Joshua Logan

 Rehearsals Begin: TBA                     Performs March 19, 2015 – May 17, 2015

Director: TBA

Based on James A. Michener’s 1947 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Tales of the South Pacific, this blockbuster musical centers around an American nurse stationed in the South Pacific during WWII who falls in love with a wealthy French planter.      RATED PG

CAST OF CHARACTERS:

NELLY FORBUSH (Female, 18-30)  Hailing from Arkansas, Nellie is a young, vibrant, impulsive, warm, fun-loving, girl-next-door with a lot of common sense but not a high degree of education. She is optimistic, cheerful and a tad bit of a racist. Must sing well, dance well and have excellent comic and dramatic chops. Mezzo.

EMILE DE BECQUE (Male, 30-55)  The dashing French expatriate with whom Nellie falls in love. He is also the widowed father of two young children whose mother was a Tonkinese islander. Must sing extremely well. De Becque sings one of the most famous songs in the play. Baritone.

LT. JOSEPH CABLE  (Male, 18-40)  A young American marine officer, Princeton graduate and scion of a wealthy Philadelphia family. Lt. Cable falls in love with, Liat, a Tokinese girl. He is serious, dedicated, likeable, and honorable but also finds that he, too, is bigoted.  Tenor.

LIAT (Female, 18-25)  A beautiful, sweet, innocent young Tonkinese woman. Falls totally in love with Lt. Cable. Should dance well. Non-singing role.

BLOODY MARY   (Female, 30-70)  Liat’s mother. A shrewd, gutsy, sassy Tokinese street vendor. Requires strong comic timing and a great voice. Mezzo.

SEABEE LUTHER BILLIS  (Male, 18-60)   An entrepreneurial sailor who is cocky, hilarious, inventive and mercenary, total rule-breaker. Will do anything for Nellie. Carries much of the comedy in the show. Baritone.

NGANA  (Female, 7-12)  Emile’s daughter. Speaks French and sings.

JEROME   (Male, 7–12)  Emile’s son. Speaks French and sings.

HENRY  (Male, 15-70)   Emile’s servant. French dialect. Non-singing.

CAPTAIN GEORGE BRACKET (Male, 35-70)   Commanding officer of the island. Strong and gruff but has a heart. Non-singing.

COMMANDER WILLIAM HARBISON (Male, 25-60)   Captain Bracket’s right-hand man. Billis drives him crazy. Non-singing.

STEWPOT   (Male, 18-50)  Billis’ right-hand man. Sings.

PROFESSOR   (Male, 18-30)  Another member of Team Billis. He’s the smart one. Sings.

ENSEMBLE   This will mostly include men & women playing nurses and Seabees.  All should be in fairly good physical condition and sing and dance decently. The female ensemble gets to perform “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair,” “Bali Ha’i,” “I’m In Love With A Wonderful Guy,” and “Honybun”. The men’s ensemble have various speaking parts and perform “Bloody Mary,” “Nothin’ Like A Dame,” and the reprise of “Honeybun.”

** Although some roles are designated as speaking roles, we ask that all auditionees for musical productions participate in all portions of the audition.

 

Oliver!

Music & Lyrics by Lionel Bart

Rehearsals Begin (TBA)                   Performs May 21 – July 19, 2015

Director: Dan Pessano

This is the musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist. Set in London in 1850, Oliver! tells the story of a young boy living in a harshly run orphanage. As punishment for asking for more food, Oliver is apprenticed to an undertaker’s business, where he is treated no better than at the orphanage. He escapes and meets up with a likeable street urchin, The Artful Dodger. The Dodger introduces Oliver to Fagin, a wily old  crook who takes in homeless orphans and teaches them to pick pockets to earn their room and board. He also meets Nancy, a brassy but kind young woman who is in love with the terrifying Bill Sikes, Fagin’s partner in crime.  Oliver is sent out with the boys but is unaware of their larcenous plans. When Dodger and his friends steal the elderly Mr. Brownlow’s wallet and run off, Oliver stands horrified and is arrested. Oliver is soon exonerated, however, and Mr. Brownlow takes him to his home to try and help him. Bill Sikes decides Oliver must be reclaimed and silenced so he can’t tell the truth. Fagin plans to abscond and Nancy tries to stop Bill and protect Oliver but he kills her. There is a suspenseful chase, ending in Sikes’ death and Oliver’s rescue.     RATED G

 

** Although some roles are designated as speaking roles, we ask that all auditionees for musical productions participate in all portions of the audition.

 

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Upcoming Auditions for Good Company Players’ Junior Company:

Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 9 AM in Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater, 1226 N. Wishon Ave., Fresno, CA

This company performs before each performance of South Pacific and Oliver! Rehearsals begin February 7th, 2015 and the commitment lasts through July 19, 2015. The Junior Company is Good Company Players’ respected troupe of young performers, aged 8-16, who present a 15-minute ‘Pre-Show’ before most main-stage performances at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater. The Junior Company usually rehearses on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and performs Thursdays through Sundays. There are some variations in rehearsal times — on opening week, for example, the Junior Company rehearses Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

 

 

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