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Audition

Our 2024-25 Season Auditions will be held:

Saturday, June 15th, and Sunday, June 16th, 2024.

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Callbacks will be held July 13th & 14th, 2024.

All performances take place at Portland'5 Centers for the Arts Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland.

Rehearsals are held at our warehouse/rehearsal space in Milwaukie, OR.

Principal Stipend: $950

Supporting/Featured Stipend: $625

Additional $300 for Dance Captain Designation

Additional $125 Stipend for Understudy Designation

Additional $100 Stipend for Actor DEI Liaison (position supported by our DEI Consultant on contract with Stumptown Stages)

 

Stumptown Stages is a not-for-profit 501 (c)3. Stumptown Stages occasionally offers AEA Guest Artist Contracts (Tier 2). Stumptown Stages has a CBA Agreement with AFM Local 99 Musicians Union and works with IATSE Local 28 Stagehands Union through its contractual arrangements with Portland'5 Centers for the Arts.

 

Stumptown Stages recognizes the need for expanding the participation of women and minority ethnic groups in its artistic process. Toward that end, Stumptown Stages recognizes its obligation to practice flexible, imaginative casting. Non-traditional casting shall be defined as the casting of ethnic minorities or females where ethnicity or gender is not germane.

Please check back for additional information. If unable to attend audition in person, or virtually, please email photo/resume to: kmouser@stumptownstages.org, or mail to Stumptown Stages, PO Box 82, Lake Oswego, OR 97034. Thanks!

 

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN

Co-Director: Illya deTorres

Co-Director: Francisco Garcia

Choreographer: Jeff George

Musical Director: Kent Wilson

Production Stage Manager/Production Manager: Kristen Hartman

Technical Director: Craig Campbell

Assistant Technical Director/Props Designer: Allen R. Phillips

Scenic Designer: José González y Salazar

Assistant Scenic Designer: Allison Kozik

Lighting Designer: Demetri Pavlatos

Costume Director: Michelle Kiyoi

Costume Designer: Mary Hobson

Dresser/Wardrobe Manager: Nora Hobson

Sound Designer: Marcus Storey

Hair/Wig Designer: Pamela Whitchurch

 

Rehearsals: 8/27/24

Performances: 10/04/24 – 10/27/24

Character Breakdown

"Kiss of The Spider Woman," a Tony Award-winning musical, with a brilliant book by Terrence McNally and a dynamic score by Kander and Ebb, presents a harrowing tale of persecution juxtaposed against a dazzling spectacle of liberating fantasy.

"Kiss of the Spider Woman" revamps a harrowing tale of persecution into a dazzling spectacle that juxtaposes gritty reality with liberating fantasy. Cell mates in a Latin American prison, Valentin and Molina immediately clash. Valentin is a tough revolutionary enduring torture and Molina is an unabashed homosexual serving eight years for deviant behavior. Over time, the men begin to connect as Molina shares his fantasies about an actress, Aurora, who famously portrayed a Spider-Woman who can kill with a kiss.

 

Luis Alberto Molina (Lead)

A gay window dresser. Latinx

GENDER

Male

AGE RANGE

Young Adult, Adult

DANCING

Dancer

VOICE

Tenor

VOCAL TECHNIQUE

Belting, Legit

 

Valentin Arregui Paz (Lead)

A Marxist revolutionary. Latinx

GENDER

Male

AGE RANGE

Young Adult, Adult

DANCING

Mover

VOICE

Tenor

 

Spiderwoman / Aurora (Lead)

A vampy diva. Latinx

Female

AGE RANGE

Adult, Mature Adult

DANCING

Dancer

VOICE

Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano

VOCAL TECHNIQUE

Belting, Legit

 

Warden (Supporting)

The prison director. Latinx

GENDER

Male

AGE RANGE

Adult, Mature Adult

DANCING

Non Dancer

VOICE

Baritone, Bass

VOCAL TECHNIQUE

Legit

 

Molina's Mother (Supporting)

Mother of Luis Alberto Molina. Latinx

GENDER

Female

AGE RANGE

Adult, Mature Adult

DANCING

Non Dancer

VOICE

Mezzo-Soprano

VOCAL TECHNIQUE

Legit

 

Marta (Supporting)

A girl Valentin loves. Latinx

GENDER

Female

AGE RANGE

Young Adult, Adult

DANCING

Non Dancer

VOICE

Mezzo-Soprano

 

Gabriel (Supporting)

A waiter Molina loves who does not return his feelings. Latinx

GENDER

Male

AGE RANGE

Young Adult, Adult

DANCING

Non Dancer

VOICE

Tenor

VOCAL TECHNIQUE

Legit

 

Ensemble

Prisoners, Guards (Marcos and Esteban), Various Materialized Characters

GENDER

Either Gender

AGE RANGE

Young Adult, Adult, Mature Adult

DANCING

Dancer

VOICE

Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass

VOCAL TECHNIQUE

Belting, Legit

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Community Partner: National Alliance on Mental Health, Clackamas

Director/Production Manager: Patrick Nims

Choreographer: Jeff George

Scenic Designer/Technical Director: Craig Campbell

Assistant Technical Director/Props Designer: Allen R. Phillips

Costume Director: Michelle Kiyoi

Costume Designer: Mary Hobson

Dresser/Wardrobe Manager: Nora Hobson

Lighting Design: Demetri Pavlatos

Sound Designer: Marcus Storey

Hair/Wig Designer: Pamela Whitchurch

Rehearsals: 10/22/24

Performances: 11/29/24 – 12/22/24

 

Character Breakdown

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, is an award-winning musical adaptation of Frank Capra's classic film with book and additional lyrics by Janet Mouser, music and additional lyrics by Michael Allen Harrison, Julianne Johnson, and lyrics by Alan Berg. 

 

It’s A Wonderful Life is a holiday favorite for all ages! An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.

 

Sledding Boy, Tommy Bailey (Featured)

6-7 - Young and small enough to pull on Dad’s coat tails, a few lines.

 

Ernie, Marty, Suitor 2 (Supporting)

Friend of George 35-45 easy going, comic. Good dancer.

 

Mary Hatch (Lead)

Girlfriend and then Wife to George, can play 18-36 sweet but strong, 1940’s type wife, adores George and her children.

 

Mr. Potter (Lead)

“Human” Antagonist of play, strong character actor, Scrooge-like, has own self interests in mind, Owns the town, enjoys the power that affords him. Commanding presence, in wheelchair, 60’s to 70’s.

 

Bert (Supporting)

Cop, Friend of George 35-45 easy going must harmonize with Ernie. Good dancer.

 

Janie, Sledding Boy, Young Mary Hatch (Featured)

Plays piano or instrument like a recorder and practices Hark the Herald Angels Sing, over and over irritating her dad. Good dancer.

 

Zuzu (Featured)

6-7 - youngest girl, sweet and precautious, has every time bell rings line and has important scene with George about her  flower, must be  small enough to be held up by her Father


Sam's Girlfriend, Voice of Mary's Mother, Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. Martini (Featured)

Wife to Harry. From wealthy family, college educated can play 17- 22 nice girl. Good dancer.

 

Uncle Billy (Supporting)

Getting Forgetful, Likable, not a good businessman 56, partner in Building and Loan

 

Mrs. Bailey, Mrs. Davis (Featured)

Georges Mom, nice 1930’s type Mom, caring, knows her son and family relationships, 45-50.


Mr. Gower (Featured)

Pharmacist, older, drinking problem (Young George works for him at soda fountain/delivery), breaks down and cries, befriends George later in life and is a loyal supporter 50-70.

 

Mr. Martini, A Passerby, Dr. Campbell, Mr. Randall

Italian Immigrant helped by George, 20-30 dancer/singer

Tilly (Supporting)

Character type, works at Building and Loan with George and Uncle Billy, tends to overreact, loves to take pictures 55.

 

Clarence (Lead)

Sent down to be George’s Guardian Angel (to save him from taking his life). He is an angel in training, a clock maker, keeper of time, and this is his 2nd chance to make good and earn his wings. Not the brightest bulb, but kindhearted and fun-loving. He loves Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer and brings it to earth with him to read. Great character actor with good comic timing, a twinkle in his eye.

 

Mr. Bailey, Goon, Charlie, Mr. Carter, Voice From Above (Featured)

Georges Father 45-55 Good man, proud of sons, works hard, helps his community, dies too early, admired by townspeople.

 

Violet (Supporting)

The town bad girl, pretty, all about style, sensuous girl, a flirt plays 18-35, good dancer.

 

Sam Wainwright, Suitor 1, Ed, Mr. Welch, Sheriff (Featured)

College friend, likes Mary, gets rich (on plastics), a nice nerd, dancer/ singer.

 

Sledding Boy, Young George, Freddy, Pete Bailey (Featured)

Good young actor. Good dancer.

 

George Bailey (Lead)

The protagonist, Everyman character, can play 20-40 good actor/singer Full of aspirations and adventure wants to leave small town and see the world. Loves Mary but must sacrifice his desires for family.

 

Harry Bailey, Ed (Featured)

George’s younger brother, handsome, MC at dance, football player, and military hero can play 17-30 Good dancer.

HAIRSPRAY

Director: Julianne Johnson

Choreographer: Jeff George

Musical Director: Adam Young

Stage Manager: Kristen Hartman

Assistant Technical Director: Allen R. Phillips

Scenic Designer: Steve Coker

Costume Director: Michelle Kiyoi

Costume Designer: Mary Hobson

Dresser/Wardrobe Manager: Nora Hobson

Lighting Designer: Gabriel Costales

Sound Designer: Marcus Storey

Hair/Wig Designer: Pamela Whitchurch

Production Manager: Patrick Nims

Rehearsals: 12/10/24

Performances: 1/17/25 – 2/9/25

Character Breakdown

The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.

It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network... all without denting her 'do!

 

Tracy Turnblad (Lead)

Our story's unsuspecting protagonist, she is large and in charge. Confident, talented, and incredibly determined. A romantic with a good heart and desire to cut up the dance floor. Always on top of the latest trends. This role should be played by a white actress.

Gender: Female

Age: 15 to 20

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: G3

 

Corny Collins (Supporting)

The charismatic host of the Corny Collins' Show. Good looking and smooth talking, he is a genuinely nice guy both on and off camera. Corny should be played by a white actor.

Gender: Male (Lead)

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: D3

 

Edna Turnblad (Lead)

Tracy's big and blonde mother. She is a working housewife who has lost her confidence and dream to be a plus-size clothing designer. Boisterous and commanding. Often played by a male in drag. This role should be played by a white performer.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 50

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: F3

 

Penny Pingleton (Supporting)

Tracy's best friend and dorky sidekick. Not the brightest girl, but she has good intentions. Bursting to get free of her mother's dominating control, she falls for Seaweed with childlike curiosity. This role should be played by a white actress.

Gender: Female

Age: 15 to 20

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Velma Von Tussle (Supporting)

Amber's mother and the director of Corny Collin's show. She is a devious taskmaster and snobby racist. The former Miss Baltimore Crabs will go to any length to ensure her daughter is the next big thing. This role should be played by a white actress.

Gender: Female

Age: 45 to 55

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: G3

 

Amber Von Tussle (Supporting)

Link's girlfriend and Tracy's nemesis. She is pretty, thin, shallow, snobby, and racist. Can't dance but is expected to win Miss Baltimore Hairspray. Always feels the need to be the center of attention. This role should be played by a white actress.

Gender: Female

Age: 15 to 20

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Link Larkin (Supporting)

The star heartthrob on Corny Collins' show. He is extremely attractive and talented. Hoping to get his big break with a recording contract, he unexpectedly falls for Tracy. This role should be played by a white actor.

Gender: Male

Age: 15 to 20

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: G3

 

Seaweed J. Stubbs (Supporting)

Tracy's classmate and friend, who is discriminated against due to his skin color. He is cocky but surprisingly lovable. Talented in song and dance. He falls for Penny. Seaweed should be played by a Black actor.

Gender: Male

Age: 15 to 20

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: F3

 

Little Inez (Featured)

Seaweed's little sister. Little Inez should be played by a Black actress.

Gender: Female

 

Motormouth Maybelle (Supporting)

Seaweed and Little Inez's mother, she also appears as the Guest DJ on the Corny Collin's Negro Day show. Big, blonde, beautiful and proud of it. She is sassy and confident. This role should be played by a Black actress.

Gender: Female

Age: 40 to 50

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: F3

 

Wilbur Turnblad (Supporting)

Tracy's simpleminded and kind father. He owns a joke shop and supports his daughter in spite of everything else. He also loves his wife, Edna, very much. This role should be played by a white actor.

Gender: Male

Age: 55 to 65

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Prudy Pingleton (Featured)

Penny's strict mother. Very conservative, controlling, and closed minded. This role should be played by a white actress.

Gender: Female

Age: 40 to 50

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: D4

 

Ensemble

Corny Collins' Kids (Tammy, Brad, Brenda, Sketch, Shelley, Etc.); Students; Hookers; Protestors

 

TOOTSIE

Co-Director/Prop Designer: Emily Alexander

Co-Director/Scenic Designer: Steve Coker

Musical Director: Adam Young

Stage Manager: Kristen Hartman

Assistant Technical Director: Allen R. Phillips

Costume Director: Michelle Kiyoi

Costume Designer: Mary Hobson

Dresser/Wardrobe Manager: Nora Hobson

Lighting Designer: Gabriel Costales

Sound Designer: Marcus Storey

Hair/Wig Designer: Pamela Whitchurch

Production Manager: Patrick Nims

Rehearsals: 2/10/25

Performances: 3/21/25 - 4/13/25

Character Breakdown

Based on the hit comedy film starring Dustin Hoffman and ranked as one of the best comedies of all-time on American Film Institute's list of "100 Years...100 Laughs," Tootsie has had audiences rolling in the aisles in what was hailed as "Broadway's funniest new musical!" (The New York Post).

 

With music and lyrics by Tony Award-winner David Yazbek (The Band's Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) and a laugh-out-loud book by Tony Award-winner Robert Horn (13 the Musical, Shucked), it comes as no surprise that Tootsie won Best Book of a Musical and received a staggering 11 Tony Award Nominations, including Best Musical and Best Original Score.  

 

Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels (Lead)

Michael is an actor’s actor. A focused perfectionist, outspoken, stubborn, abrasive and frustrated at where his career hasn’t taken him. Highly intelligent and desperate to do the one thing he loves more than life itself… act. Dorothy Michaels is strong-willed, understanding, and humorous. Slightly coy, slightly vain and completely lovable.

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 45

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: A2

 

Julie Nichols (Lead)

An actor at a crossroad in her life. Focused, self-aware and self-assured. She masks her pain and longs to connect.

Gender: Female

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: E3

 

Sandy Lester (Supporting)

Michael's ex-girlfriend, now a friend. She’s neurotic, pessimistic, self-deprecating, childish, and easily flummoxed. She makes her anxieties known incredibly loudly and really just wants to be happy.

Gender: Female

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: G#3

 

Max Van Horn (Supporting)

A self-obsessed actor with a limited wit. A firm believer in his own hype who can’t imagine anyone not being attracted to him.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: G4

 

Jeff Slater (Supporting)

Michael's roommate. A sardonic realist who lacks the ambition and drive to live up to his potential. The voice of reason that swirls just outside the eye of Michael's chaos. Jeff sees the humor of situations and has no reluctance to point out people’s flaws – even his own.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 45

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: B2

 

Rita Marshall (Supporting)

A levelheaded producer. Experienced and the voice of sanity and reason in a swirling pool of crazy. She is always a beat ahead of everyone and is very New York.

Gender: Female

Age: 50 to 65

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: F3

 

Stan Fields (Featured)

Michael’s overworked agent. Always to the point, he plays the game, but hates it.

Gender: Male

 

Ron Carlisle (Supporting)

An incredibly successful director. He demands respect and is often disrespectful in return.

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 55

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: F#2

 

Stuart (Featured)

The composer of Juliet's Curse.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: Eb3

 

Suzie (Featured)

The lyricist of Juliet's Curse.​

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: Bb4

Vocal range bottom: Bb3

 

Ensemble

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