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January 29, 2009


Cabrillo College’s Professional Musical Theatre Company Welcomes Public to Audition
February 28 and March 1 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 2009 Repertory Season. This summer Cabrillo Stage will produce two musical favorites, The Wizard of Oz on the Cabrillo mainstage and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change in the Cabrillo Erica Schilling Forum.

This year there will be a special audition day for children, 11 to 13 years of age, on Friday, March 6 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Cabrillo theater.

The general auditions will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 28 and March 1, in the Cabrillo Theater. Audtioners must attend both the vocal and dance calls on either day. Vocal call is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dance call from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., on both Saturday and Sunday.

Auditions are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided for 32 bars or a one minute cut-off time. A cappella or tape accompaniment is not acceptable. A dramatic or character monologue, no more then 1 minute, 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.

The Wizard of Oz: 3 women, 5 men, various ensemble singers and dancers, 8 children (ages 11+).
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change: 2 women, 2 men (age range 25 to 40).

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change - Saturday, March 7, 10 a.m. - 5p.m., Cabrillo College Theater The Wizard of Oz - Sunday. March 8, 10 a.m. - 5p.m., Cabrillo College Theater

A girl. A twister. A pair of ruby slippers. Before there was "Wicked" there was "The Wizard of Oz", a timeless tale of a Kansas farm girl trying to find her way home. Along the way she meets a very unusual cast of characters--the Scarecrow, Tinman and Cowardly Lion--and together they go on a quest to find the Wizard of Oz, each of them seeking what they want most in life. Making their way along the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City, they venture through a series of hair-raising encounters.

This summer there is no place like Cabrillo Stage, which will be transformed into a completely re-imagined Victorian steam-punk universe—a dark and beautiful world powered by steam engines and clockwork, where ruthless witches battle for control over the land and a decadent leader hides himself away in court while his people are enslaved. Ripped from the world she knows and armed with only her wits and a bad-tempered dog, Dorothy must brave the dangers and manipulations of Oz to find her way home—unless the flying monkeys find her first. This version of the unforgettable classic features such songs as 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow", "Follow The Yellow Brick Road" and "We’re Off To See The Wizard."

"I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change" is a hilarious musical comedy that tackles the truths and myths behind the contemporary conundrum known as “the relationship.” The show is divided into musical numbers and scenes that take us through every major topic imaginable. At first we visit the complexities and absurdity of dating, love and finally marriage. We go on to explore the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric kind. Although "I Love You..." is an outrageous comedy, it still retains a unique sense of humanity, beauty and compassion.

What: Auditions for Cabrillo Stage’s 2009 Rep Season Productions of "The Wizard of Oz" and "I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change."
When: Saturday, Feb. 28, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. AND Sunday, March 1, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Cabrillo College Theater, 6500 Soquel Drive in Aptos
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, Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story 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 more than 100 academic and career technology programs that serve multiple educational goals such as A.A. and A.S. degrees, certificates of achievement, skills certificates, transfer to four-year institutions or for lifelong learning and personal enrichment. Its mission is to enhance the intellectual, cultural and economic vitality of its diverse community by assisting all students in their quest for lifelong learning and success in an ever-changing world.

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