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February 6, 2008

Cabrillo College’s Professional Musical Theatre Company Welcomes Public to Audition
March 8 and 9 in the Cabrillo Theater, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m

Aptos, CA— Cabrillo Stage is proud to announce open call auditions for its Summer 2008 Repertory Season. This summer Cabrillo Stage will perform two musical favorites, Jesus Christ Superstar on the mainstage from July 11 to August 17, and Forever Plaid, June 27 to July 27, in the Cabrillo Erica Schilling Forum.

Jesus Christ Superstar, the groundbreaking theatrical masterpiece by the legendary writing team of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, is one of the most popular and enduring works ever created for the musical theatre. Featuring such notable songs as Superstar, Everything's Alright and I Don't Know How to Love Him, this rock opera earned five Tony nominations as well as several Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of the final seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, dramatizing Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, the unrest caused by his preaching and popularity, his betrayal by Judas, the trial before Pontius Pilate, and his ultimate crucifixion. Perpetually changing the face of musical theatre, Jesus Christ Superstar always leave audiences captivated by its power.

Forever Plaid is a deliciously goofy revue, which centers on four young, eager male singers killed in a car crash in the 1950s, on the way to their first big concert, and are miraculously revived for the posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was. Singing in the closest of harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations and executing their charmingly outlandish choreography with over-zealous precision, the “Plaids” are a guaranteed smash, with a program of beloved songs and delightful patter that keeps audiences rolling in the aisles when they're not humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the '50s, such as Three Coins in The Fountain, Chain Gang, and Catch a Falling Star

Auditions will take place at the Cabrillo College theater on Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and 9.  You must attend both the vocal and dance audition calls on either day. Vocal call is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Dance call from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., on both Saturday and Sunday.

Auditions are on a first-come, first-served basis.  Bring sheet music in your key; accompanist will be provided.  A cappella or tape accompaniment is not acceptable.  A memorized monologue, not to exceed two minutes, MAY BE requested for speaking roles.  In addition, some actors may be asked to do cold readings.  Dress appropriately for dance auditions. AEA contracts considered.

1 woman, 8 men, large female and male chorus, age range 17 and up.

4 men, age range 17 to 30. 

Jesus Christ Superstar - Sat. March 15, 10 am - 5pm, Cabrillo College Theater
Forever Plaid - Sun. March 16, 10 am - 5pm, Cabrillo College Theater

What: Cabrillo Stage auditions for the Summer 2008 Repertory Season Productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and Forever Plaid

When: Saturday March 8, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. AND Sunday March 9, 10 a.m. — 6 p.m.

Where: Cabrillo College Theater, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA

Information: or 831-479-6429

About Cabrillo Stage 
Cabrillo Stage is a non-profit, non-union professional summer stock musical theatre company dedicated to presenting full-scale Broadway musicals to the greater Monterey Bay Area. Producing a diversity of musical theatre works with the goal of educating as well as giving its audiences quality family entertainment, Cabrillo Stage is recognized as one of the three major annual performing arts events in Santa Cruz County.Each summer since 1981, Cabrillo Stage has provided thousands of Santa Cruz county residents and visitors with unforgettable, critically acclaimed productions such as Guys and Dolls, Little Shop of Horrors,West Side Story, Man of La Mancha, and Funny Girl, to name a few, as well as regional premieres of new musicals such as Honk! Cabrillo Stage is noted for innovative sets, beautiful costumes, an outstanding pit orchestra and talented, professional performers. Cabrillo Stage is committed to providing a nurturing, supportive, artistic environment that allows all of its artisans, professional and non-professional, the opportunity to create musicals with high quality production values.Producing Artistic Director, Jon Nordgren.

About Cabrillo College
Cabrillo College
is a leading California community college serving Santa Cruz County with locations in Aptos, Scotts Valley and Watsonville. It is ranked #1 in transfers to UC Santa Cruz. Founded in 1959, the college offers over 100 academic and career technology programs that serve multiple educational goals such as A.A. and A.S. degrees, certificates of proficiency, skills certificates, transfer to 4-year institutions or for lifelong learning and personal enrichment. Our mission is to enhance the intellectual, cultural, and economic vitality of our diverse community by assisting all students in their quest for lifelong learning and success in an ever-changing world.




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