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.
Upcoming Auditions for Shows at Good Company Players’ 2nd Space Theatre:
Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 10A.M. in 2nd Space Theatre, 928 E. Olive, Fresno, CA
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
by Barbara Robinson
Rehearsals Begin Sept., 2014 Performs Nov. 1 – Dec. 21, 2014
Director: Robert Sanchez
This delightfully heart-warming American classic is an audience favorite! When the regular pageant director breaks her leg, a sweet young mother of two is pressed into service. Unfortunately for her, the worst kids in town find out there are treats at church and that’s all the information they need to decide they want the leading roles in the annual pageant. Along the way, the terrible Herdmans learn the story of Christmas for the first time and the congregation learns a lot about their own hearts. Rated PG
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
GRACE BRADLEY (Female, 25-50) Mother of Beth and Charlie. A great mom and kind person but not blind to the foibles of others and has a wonderful sense of humor.
BOB BRADLEY (Male, 25-50) Grace’s husband and father of Beth and Charlie. Solid family man. Great sense of humor. Prefers staying home in his bath robe to attending the Christmas Pageant. Prefers almost anything to attending the Christmas Pageant.
BETH BRADLEY (Female, 9-13) Grace’s older daughter and the narrator of the show. A regular kid. Good natured and clear-sighted.
CHARLIE BRADLEY (Male, 7-12) Typical kid brother. Tells it like he sees it.
RALPH HERDMAN (Male, 12-16) Big, tough kid. Physically threatening without trying, a bit sullen and a bit cool.
IMOGENE HERDMAN (Female, 11-15) Really threatening and does try to be. She’s loud, bossy, crafty and SCARY.
LEROY HERDMAN (Male, 10-14) A smaller version of Ralph. Tough and sure of himself.
CLAUDE HERDMAN (Male, 9-13) Also tough. Always ready for a fight.
OLLIE HERDMAN (Male, 8-12) Always up to something. Claude’s normal accomplice.
GLADYS HERDMAN (Female, 6-11) The smallest and the feistiest of all the Herdmans.
ALICE WENDLEKEN (Female, 9-15) A very prim, proper, judgemental pain-in-the-neck. Also a tattle-tale.
MRS. ARMSTRONG (Female, 30-70) A bossy church lady who has always been in charge of the Pageant and has very strong opinions on how things should be done.
REVEREND HOPKINS: (Male, 25-50) The minister. Sweet but a little intimidated by the church ladies and the Herdmans.
ENSEMBLE: The ensemble is made up of wonderful roles for young people and adults, including more hapless children to be bullied by the Herdmans, church ladies of various temperaments and firemen.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
by Christopher Durang
Rehearsals Begin Nov. 24, 2014 Performs Jan. 1 – Feb. 22, 2015
Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a lovely farmhouse in Pennsylvania where they spend their days bickering and complaining. When Masha, their movie-star sister who supports them, dashes in for a visit, bringing her boy-toy, Spike, old resentments flare. Throw in a sassy, clairvoyant maid and an aspiring actress pretty enough to trouble Masha, and you have a recipe for riotous fun. “Everyone has a monologue that is nothing short of hilarious… You’ve only spent a weekend with these people, but you might want to spend a lifetime with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.” – HuffingtonPost.com
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
VANYA (Male, 50’s) Resigned to his life, at least compared to his sister Sonia.
SONIA (Female, early 50’s) Vanya’s adopted sister. Discontented, bitter, regretful.
MASHA (Female, 50’s) Vanya’s glamorous and successful sister who jetsets around the world.
SPIKE (Male, 30 or younger) Masha’s newest companion. An aspiring actor. Sexy, self-absorbed, but outgoing and friendly.
NINA (Female, early 20’s) Lovely, sincere would-be actress. Visiting her aunt and uncle next door, she is star-struck, earnest and energetic.
CASSANDRA (any age) Cleaning lady and soothsayer.
Upcoming Auditions for Good Company Players’ Junior Company:
Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 9am in Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater, 1226 N. Wishon Ave., Fresno, CA
This company performs for the pre shows of Smokey Joe’s Cafe and Crazy For You. Rehearsals begin October 4th, 2015. Perform through March 15, 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.