Woodminster Summer Musicals, Live Performance Musical Theater in Oakland, Announces Auditions

Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Woodminster Summer Musicals, hosting Oakland’s musical theater under the stars, will be holding auditions for “Fiddler on the Roof,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” and “Cats” on March 31 and April 1. It is looking for a combination of professional Equity actors and skilled non-professionals.

Auditions for non-Equity actors will be March 31 to April 1, and no appointment is necessary. Actors may attend Saturday or Sunday auditions and those doing dance and singing auditions may do them on the same day or separately.

Except for the April 1 dance audition, all auditions will be at Woodminster Amphitheater in Joaquin Miller Park. Use the main park entrance at 3300 Joaquin Miller Blvd. Actors should sign in at the stage door. The April 1 dance audition will be at Joaquin Miller Community Center, 3594 Sanborn Drive (at the entrance to Joaquin Miller Park).

Dance auditions will be held on both days at 10 a.m. and singing auditions will be held on both days from 1 to 4 p.m. For singing auditions, please prepare 16 bars each of two contrasting songs, with music sheets in the actor’s key. An accompanist will be provided, and required, for all singers. Callbacks are April 14, times to be announced.

There are no children’s role in the 2012 season, but “Fiddler on the Roof” does require teenagers between the ages of 13 and 14.

AEA members should call Harriet at 510-339-0241 for an appointment before March 21. Between March 21 and March 25, call Lori at 707-330-6441.

Tentative rehearsal schedules for all three shows are available at http://www.woodminster.com. Actors should not audition unless they can make all rehearsals and performances of the show(s) they’re interested in.

For more information about any of Woodminster Summer Musicals’ performances, call 510-531-9597 or view the musical theater on the web at woodminster.com.

About Woodminster Summer Musical

Oakland’s live performances by Woodminster Summer Musicals are performed under the stars at Woodminster Amphitheater, an open-air theater performance facility in Joaquin Miller Park High in the Oakland Hills. For many East Bay families, it is a long-standing summer tradition to enjoy a picnic in the park and then see a musical at Woodminster. For more than four decades, Producers Associates, in partnership with the Oakland Park and Rec Department, has produced summer musicals at Woodminster Amphitheater. Today more people attend Woodminster Summer Musicals than any other resident performing arts company in Oakland.


Kathy Kahn