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 GCP Shows
at 2nd Space Theatre:
Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 10A.M. in the 2nd Space Theatre, at 928 E. Olive Ave., Fresno, CA
Over The River And Through The Woods
by Joe DiPietro
Rehearsals Begin May 12, 2014 Performs June 19 – Aug. 17, 2014
Director: Dan Pessano
Nick is a single, 29-year-old Italian-American from New Jersey who has Sunday dinner every week with both sets of his grandparents. All is well until Nick is offered his dream job. In Seattle. Far away from his beloved and a little annoying grandparents, Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma. They don’t take the news well and begin a series of schemes to keep Nick in New Jersey, including baiting the trap with the lovely and single Caitlin O’Hare. Although these are great roles for character actors with comic skill, there are also many poignant moments requiring performers with the ability to play “up in age” with honesty.
Licensed by Dramatist Play Service, Inc. Rated PG
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
NICK CRISTANO (Male, 25-40) The script says he’s 29. Single, attractive, warm-hearted, great sense of humor. Loves his granparents.
FRANK GIANELLI (Male, 55-80) Father of Nick’s mother. Retired Carpenter. Built the home in which the Sunday dinners take place. Worked hard to make a better life for his descendants. Straight shooter.
AIDA GIANELLI (Female, 55-80) Homemaker. Never happier than when she’s feeding her family. Loving but has an agenda.
NUNZIO CRISTANO (Male, 55-80) Came to America from Italy when he was 14. Wisecracking charmer.
EMMA CRISTANO (Female, 55-80) Nunzio’s wife and Nick’s grandmother. Outspoken and direct.
CAITLIN O’HARE (Female, 21- 30) Pretty and smart. Good sense of humor. Family is important to her and she thinks Nick is very fortunate to such loving grandparents in his life.
The Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespeare
Rehearsals Begin July 14, 2014 Performs Aug. 21 – Oct. 19, 2014
Director: J. Daniel Herring
Two sets of twins are separated as children. As their ship begins to sink, the mother and father each lash one twin son and one servant child (also twins) to themselves and swim for safety, but are driven apart by the waves and land on far distant shores, becoming single parents. Now grown, Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant Dromio travel to Ephesus and are mistaken for their long-lost twin brothers, Antipholus and Dromio of Ephesus. The comic misadventures begin with mistaken identities, and progress to beatings, near-seductions, false arrests, and wild accusations of adultery, larceny, insanity and demonic possession.
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
SOLINUS: (Male. 30-70) Duke of Ephesus. Just but merciful.
EGEON (Male, 40-60) A merchant of Syracuse. Father of the two Antipholi. Searching for his wife and missing son. He has been sentenced to death as the play begins.
EMILIA (Female, 30-60) Egeon’s lost wife. Now Lady Abbess at Ephesus.
ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS (Male, 25-35) Well-respected merchant in Ephesus. Twin brother of Antipholus of Syracuse. Married to Adriana.
ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE Twin brother of Antipholus of Ephesus. Is traveling with his servant, Dromio in search of his lost family. Becomes convinced the city of Ephesus is under a spell because of the bizarre behavior he encounters.
DROMIO OF EPHESUS (Male, 16-30) Twin of Dromio of Syracuse. Bumbling, comical servant of Antipholus of Ephesus.
DROMIO OF SYRACUSE (Male, 16-30) Twin of Dromio of Ephesus. Bumbling, comical servant of Antipholus of Syracuse.
ADRIANA (Female, 18-30) Wife of Antipholus of Ephesus. Extremely jealous and a bit of a terror when riled.
LUCIANA (Female, 18-30) Adriana’s sister. The object of Antipholus of Syracuse’s affections.
LUCE (Female ) Also called Nell. Wife of Dromio of Ephesus. Kitchen maid to Adriana.
BALTHAZAR (Male) A merchant.
ANGELO (Male) A goldsmith and friend of Antipholus of Ephesus.
COURTESAN (Female) A expensive prostitute and friend of Antipholus of Ephesus.
FIRST MERCHANT (Male) Friend to Antipholus of Syracuse.
SECOND MERCHANT (Male) To whom Angelo is in debt.
DOCTOR PINCH (Male) A conjuring schoolmaster.
ENSEMBLE Gaoler, Herdsman, Officers and other Attendants
Upcoming Auditions for GCP Shows at Roger Rocka’s:
Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10A.M. in Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater, 1226 N. Wishon, Fresno, CA
West Side Story
Book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Rehearsals Begin June 2, 2014 Performs July 17 – Sept. 14, 2014
Director: Julie Lucido
Inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, set in the 1950′s and very relevant to today’s world, the story is set on the Upper West Side of New York City. The plot centers around two rival gangs, the Sharks and the Jets, struggling for control of their neighborhood. Fights are common and increasingly violent. When a member of the mostly Caucasian Jets falls in love with the sister of the leader of the Puerto Rican Sharks, the conflict becomes deadly. With one of the most beautiful scores in the history of the American musical, and a timeless conflict and romance, West Side Story is a theatre lover’s dream. RATED PG
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
TONY (Male, 18-30) Best friends with Riff, but wanting a better life, Tony has left the gang and has a job at a drugstore. He reluctantly agrees to back the Jets at one last rumble out of loyalty for his friends. Tenor. Must sing exceedingly well.
MARIA (Female, 15-30) The younger sister of Bernardo, Maria is beautiful, charming, loving, innocent and protected to the point of suffocation by her family. Soprano. Must sing extremely well.
RIFF (Male, 16-30) The leader of the Jets and Tony’s best friend. Riff is funny, loyal, and full of life but rebellious and angry, too.
ANITA (Female, 18-30) Bernardo’s girlfriend and Maria’s friend. Fiery, funny, sexy and tough, she also has a soft and fun-loving side. Strong Alto. Should dance very well.
BERNARDO (Male, 16-30) Leader of the Sharks and Maria’s older brother. Anita’s boyfriend. Very protective of Maria and understandably embittered by the racism and injustice he experiences in the U.S.
CHINO (Male, 15-30) A Shark. Maria’s hot-tempered suitor.
DOC (Male, 35-80) Owner of the drugstore where Tony works. His store is considered neutral territory by the gangs. He is kind and compassionate towards everybody.
DIESEL (Male, 15 – 30) Second-in-command of the Jets. Physically powerful. Should sing and dance.
ACTION (Male, 15-30) The most quick-tempered of the Jets. Always ready for a fight. Should sing and dance.
A-RAB (Male, 15-30) Jet. Not as crazy as Action, but quick to join the fray. Baby John’s best friend. Should sing and dance.
BABY JOHN (Male, 13-20) Youngest member of the Jets. He is beaten up at the beginning of the show. Best friends with A-Rab. Should sing and dance.
ANYBODYS (Female, 12-20) Tag-along tomboy who wants to be a member of the Jets.
SNOWBOY (Male, 15-30) Member of the Jets. Should sing and dance.
OFFICER KRUPKE (Male, 25-60) Aggressive, somewhat brutish cop who is not very smart and fairly incompetent.
DETECTIVE SCHRANK (Male, 25-60) Racist police lieutenant.
GLAD HAND (Male, 30-60) Inept chaperone at the dance.
GRAZIELLA (Female 15-30) Riff’s girlfriend. Should sing and dance.
VELMA (15-30) Ice’s girlfriend. Should sing and dance.
PEPE (15-30) Second-in-command of the Sharks.
INDIO (15-30) A Shark. Should sing and dance.
LUIS (15-30) A Shark. Should sing and dance.
ANXIOUS (15-30) A Shark. Should sing and dance.
TORO (15-30) A Shark. Should sing and dance.
ROSALIA (15-30) Indio’s girlfriend. Argues with Anita in “America”. Should sing and dance.
CONSEULA (15-30) Pepe’s girlfriend. Should sing and dance.
ENSEMBLE This will mostly include dancer/singers in their teens and twenties to play various gang members and their girlfriends but might also include some adults to play teachers, parents, etc. Those playing gang members should be in good physical condition. These roles are very demanding.
** Although some roles are designated as speaking roles, we ask that all auditionees for musical productions participate in all portions of the audition.
The Addams Family
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Rehearsals Begin August 4, 2014 Performs Sept. 18 – Nov. 9, 2014
Director: Dan Pessano
Based on the cartoon that inspired the popular television series, The Addams Family has just been added to the Good Company Players’ 2014 Season at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater! This frightfully fun musical comedy about the original creepy, kooky, spooky Addams Family is hilarious and tuneful, requiring actors with good pipes and excellent comic abilities. RATED PG
GOMEZ ADDAMS (Male, 40-60) Wealthy and dashing ladies’ man, although he only has eyes for his wife, Morticia. Loves his family and is in quite a quandary when he has to keep secrets from his wife to prove his love for his daughter. Spanish accent. Smart, comedic actor. Should be able to dance. Tenor
MORTICIA ADDAMS (Female, 35-60) Gomez’s beautiful and sexy wife. She adores Gomez and her children but is a force to be reckoned with when crossed. Black is her favorite color. Dry sense of humor. Strong dancer. Alto/mezzo soprano.
WEDNESDAY ADDAMS (Female, 16-25) A little psychotic. In love with Lucas, a ‘normal’ young man, who can actually make her smile. Carries a crossbow and is a dead shot. Enjoys torturing her little brother. Strong pop belt.
LUCAS BIENEKE (Male, 18-30) Attractive and earnest. In love with Wednesday and wants to marry her. Desperately wants his family to make a good impression on the Addams family. Contemporary pop tenor.
PUGSLEY ADDAMS (Male, 8-14) Charming and funny. Treasures the times his sister makes him scream. Doesn’t want to lose his sister and plots to derail her impending engagement. Strong, high vocals. Voice not yet changed.
UNCLE FESTER (Male, 30+) Gomez’s unmarried younger brother. The musical narrator of the show. Possesses a childlike joy. Strong comic chops. Tenor.
GRANDMA ADDAMS (Female, 45+) Feisty 102-year-old. Fun and quirky but scary when crossed. Alto belt.
LURCH (Male, 18-50) Very tall and sinister. The Addams’ butler. Moves very slowly and speaks in moans and groans. Bass.
MAL BEINEKE (Male, 40-60) Lucas’ stuffy father. Always irritated with his wife. Long ago lost touch with his inner Grateful Dead fan. High Baritone/Tenor.
ALICE BEINEKE (Female, 35-60) Lucas’ sweet, quirky mom who has set aside her own desires for her family. Often speaks in rhyme. Good comedic actress. Soprano with a strong belt.
ENSEMBLE (All ages) Mostly portraying the Addams Family ancestors, the ensemble members of this show have lots of vocal and dance fun in store!
Upcoming Auditions for Good Company Players’ Junior Company:
Saturday, May 31st, 2014 at 9am in Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater, 1226 N. Wishon Ave., Fresno, CA
This company performs for the pre shows of West Side Story and The Addams Family. Rehearsals begin June 7th, 2014. Perform through November 9, 2014.
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.