UPDATED March 13, 2017
Lucky Penny Productions operates under the MBAT Tier 2 contract.

Lucky Penny Productions has completed general auditions for our 2017-2018 productions of “Chicago” (September 2017), “The Crucible” (October/November 2017), “Annie” (December 2017), “Scream Queens” (March/April 2018), “The Miss Firecracker Contest” (April/May 2018) and “Hands on a Hardbody” (June 2018). 

FOLLOW THIS LINK for the callback list for "Chicago", "The Crucible" and "Annie"

Here are the links for materials for callbacks:

CHICAGO -  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/c1s72vlkfegaqll/AABI2HJ0c5y6zLLmxC_WM04ya?dl%3D0&

CRUCIBLEhttps://www.dropbox.com/sh/csuvgrsfmehxmnj/AAAYlCL9-XBGfddhagIlDm5Ga?dl%3D0&;

ANNIE - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0ff6qrhzvzjao9e/AADTybX7VVLpy0i60Nbx9U1Oa?dl%3D0&

Callbacks for the other shows will be scheduled at a later date. Auditions for the “8x10: Ten Minute Play Festival” will also be announced at a later date. All calbacks will be held at the Lucky Penny Community Arts Center, 1758 Industrial Way #208, Napa California 94558


 

“CHICAGO”

Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Book by Bob Fosse and Fred Ebb
Stage Direction by Taylor Bartolucci & Barry Martin
Music Direction by Craig Burdette
Choreography by Staci Arriaga
Rehearsals will begin approx. August 7, 2017. Typical rehearsal schedule are Mon-Thurs evenings and Sat and Sun during the day when needed. Performance dates are September 8 – 24, 2017.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: 

  • Roxie Hart: (Female, 18-30) Mezzo. Innocent, desperate, selfish. Roxie is not very bright and never thinks about the consequences of her actions before she says or does things. Every move is selfish, every idea foolish and ill-considered, and yet she remains strangely sympathetic because we know her selfishness is not malicious; but childish. All Roxie cares about is getting into Vaudeville. Needs to be a strong actress, singer and dancer.
  • Velma Kelly: (Female, 25-40) Alto. Sarcastic, tough, funny. Velma is a former vaudeville performer who also serves as the hostess. She often talks directly to the audience. She killed her husband and her sister after finding them together. Used to being the “headliner” she learns to hold her tongue and make nice to save her vaudeville career. Needs to be a strong actress, singer and dancer.
  • Billy Flynn: (Male, 25-50) Tenor. Confident, persuasive, manipulative. Billy is a suave, educated lawyer who can persuade anyone to do anything. Billy will take any case as long as it is sure to put money in his pocket. Billy is a lot like a Hollywood Agent. Needs to be a strong character actor who can sing and dance well.
  • Amos Hart: (Male, 30-50) Baritone. Charming, funny, vulnerable, timid man. Amos is an average guy, not very good looking, not very smart. Manipulated easily, Amos is the only character in Chicago whose motives are entirely pure, never selfish and he’s the only character who really loses ultimately. Strong character actor who can sing well.
  • Matron “Mama” Morton: (Female, 30-55) Alto. Street wise, funny, powerful and tough. The matron of the Cook County Jail believes that all favors she gives should be reciprocated or paid for. If Billy is the Agent, Mama would be considered the Manager. Needs to be strong character actor who can sing well.
  • Mary Sunshine: (Male or Female, 25-40) Soprano. Looking for actor who can sing legitimately up to a high B flat and play a woman with the image of a good natured talk show hostess but is actually a high powered gossip columnist. Must be a good comedian.
  • Chorus: (Male and Female, 20-50) Looking for strong dancers and singers. Several featured acting roles available including:
    • Hunyak: (Female) Accused of chopping off her husband’s head. She is actually innocent, but because she only speaks Hungarian and refuses to plead guilty, she is found guilty and hanged. Must speak in Hungarian and be believable. 
    • Liz: (Female) Killed her husband with a shotgun because he “popped” his gum.
    • Annie: (Female) Found out her husband had several wives and killed him with Arsenic.
    • June: (Female) Killed her husband with a carving knife after he found out she cheated on him.
    • Mona: (Female) Killed her boyfriend after she found out he was sleeping around.
    • Go-to-Hell Kitty: (Female) Kills her boyfriend in her apartment after coming home and finding him with two girls. She is wealthy and goes crazy telling everyone to “go-to-hell.”
    • Master of Ceremonies: (Male) This person is responsible for introducing all the “Vaudeville Acts.” Must have strong speaking ability, lots of energy and presence.
    • Fred Casley, Sergeant Fogarty, Lawyers, Jury, Reporters, Doctor, Court Personnel.

“THE CRUCIBLE”
By Arthur Miller
Stage Direction by Dyan McBride
Rehearsals will begin approx. September 18, 2017. Typical rehearsal schedule are Mon-Thurs evenings and Sat and Sun during the day when needed. Performance dates are October 20 – November 5, 2017.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: All Roles Available.

  • John Proctor: (Male, 30-50) A local farmer who lives just outside town; Elizabeth Proctor’s husband. A stern, harsh-tongued man, John hates hypocrisy. Nevertheless, he has a hidden sin—his affair with Abigail Williams—that proves his downfall.
  • Reverend John Hale: (Male, 30-50) A minister reputed to be an expert on witchcraft. Reverend Hale is called in to Salem to examine Parris’s daughter Betty. Hale is a committed Christian and hater of witchcraft. His critical mind and intelligence save him from falling into blind fervor. His arrival sets the hysteria in motion, although he later regrets his actions and attempts to save the lives of those accused.
  • Reverend Parris: (Male, 35-55) The minister of Salem’s church. Paranoid, power-hungry, yet oddly self-pitying figure. Many of the townsfolk, especially John Proctor, dislike him, and Parris is very concerned with building his position in the community
  • Elizabeth Proctor: (Female, 25-45) John Proctor’s wife. Elizabeth fired Abigail when she discovered that her husband was having an affair with Abigail. Elizabeth is supremely virtuous, but often cold.
  • Abigail Williams: (Female, 16-20) Reverend Parris’s niece. Abigail was once the servant for the Proctor household, but fired when discovered that Abigail was having an affair with John Proctor. Abigail is smart, wily, a good liar, and vindictive when crossed.
  • Mary Warren: (Female, 16-20) The servant in the Proctor household and a member of Abigail’s group of girls. She is a timid girl, easily influenced by those around her, who tried unsuccessfully to expose the hoax and ultimately recanted her confession. Must be strong actress.
  • Rebecca Nurse: (Female, 50-70) Francis Nurse’s wife. Rebecca is a wise, sensible, and upright woman, held in tremendous regard by most of the Salem community. However, she falls victim to the hysteria when the Putnam’s accuse her of witchcraft and she refuses to confess.
  • Francis Nurse: (Male, 50-70) A wealthy, influential man in Salem. Nurse is well respected by most people in Salem, but is an enemy of Thomas Putnam and his wife.
  • Gov. Danforth: (Male, 40-50) The deputy governor of Massachusetts and the presiding judge at the witch trials. Honest and scrupulous, at least in his own mind, Danforth is convinced that he is doing right in rooting out witchcraft.
  • Giles Corey: (Male, 60-70) An elderly but feisty farmer in Salem, famous for his tendency to file lawsuits. Giles’s wife, Martha, is accused of witchcraft, and he himself is eventually held in contempt of court and pressed to death with large stones.
  • Thomas Putnam: (Male, 30-50) A wealthy, influential citizen of Salem, Putnam holds a grudge against Francis Nurse for preventing Putnam’s brother-in-law from being elected to the office of minister. He uses the witch trials to increase his own wealth by accusing people of witchcraft and then buying up their land.
  • Ann Putnam: (Female, 30-50) Thomas Putnam’s wife. Ann Putnam has given birth to eight children, but only Ruth Putnam survived. The other seven died before they were a day old, and Ann is convinced that they were murdered by supernatural means.
  • Ruth Putnam: (Female, 14-18) The Putnams’ lone surviving child out of eight. Like Betty Parris, Ruth falls into a strange stupor after Reverend Parris catches her and the other girls dancing in the woods at night.
  • Tituba: (Female, 20-40) Reverend Parris’s African American slave from Barbados. Tituba agrees to perform voodoo at Abigail’s request.
  • Betty Parris: (Female, 10-16) Reverend Parris’s daughter. Betty falls into a strange stupor after Parris catches her and the other girls dancing in the forest with Tituba. Her illness and that of Ruth Putnam fuel the first rumors of witchcraft.
  • Martha Corey: (Female, 50-70) Giles Corey’s third wife. Martha’s reading habits lead to her arrest and conviction for witchcraft.
  • Ezekiel Cheever: (Male, 20-40) A man from Salem who acts as clerk of the court during the witch trials. He is upright and determined to do his duty for justice.
  • Judge Hathorne: (Male, 30-50) A judge who presides, along with Danforth, over the witch trials
  • Herrick: (Male, 20-30) The marshal of Salem.
  • Mercy Lewis: (Female, 14-18) One of the girls in Abigail’s group.

“ANNIE”
Music by Charles Strauss, Lyrics by Martin Charnin, Book by Thomas Meehan
Stage Direction by Taylor Bartolucci & Barry Martin
Music Direction by Craig Burdette
Choreography by Staci Arriaga
Rehearsals will begin approx. October 30, 2017. Typical rehearsal schedule are Mon-Thurs evenings and Sat and Sun during the day when needed. Performance dates are December 3 – 23, 2017.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
The roles of Oliver Warbucks and Grace Farrell have been cast.All other roles available. NON-AEA only.

  • Annie: (Female, 10-13) Energetic and optimistic orphan who never gives up hope that better days are ahead. Sings “Maybe” and “Tomorrow”. (Voice Range: Low A to High F.) Must be able to sing, act, and dance. The role of Annie may be double cast.
  • Miss Hannigan: (Female, 35-50) Desperate and unhappy with her lot in life, she is the alcoholic orphanage matron who is Annie’s nemesis. Sings, “Little Girls” and “Easy Street”. (Vocal Range: Alto A to D) Must be able to sing and act.
  • Lily St. Regis: (Female, 25-35) Shady, floozy girlfriend of Rooster. Sings “Easy Street”. (Vocal Range: Soprano up to a high G) Must be able to sing, act, and dance.
  • Rooster: (Male, 25-45) Miss Hannigan’s greedy and dishonest brother. Sings “Easy Street” (Vocal Range: Tenor to high G). Must be able to sing, act, and dance.
  • Duffy: (Female, 14-16) The oldest girl in the orphanage. (Voice Range: Low A to High F). Must be able to sing, act, and dance.
  • July: (Female, 12-16) The quietest girl in the orphanage. (Voice Range: Low A to High F) Must be able to sing, act, and dance.
  • Kate: (Female, 8-12) The second to youngest orphan. (Voice Range: Low A to High F) Must be able to sing, act, and dance.
  • Molly: (Female, 6-8) One of the youngest orphans (Voice Range: Low A to High F) Must be able to sing, act, and dance.
  • Pepper: (Female, 10-14) The toughest girl in the orphanage. (Voice Range: Low A to High F) Must be able to sing, act, and dance.
  • Tessie: (Female, 9-14) This is the crybaby of the orphanage. (Voice Range: Low A to High F) Must be able to sing, act, and dance.
  • Ensemble Roles to Be Doubled as Additional Characters and Chorus:
    • Bert Healy (Male, 30-55) A popular radio announcer. Sings “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile”. (Vocal Range: Tenor to F#)
    • Lt. Ward: (Male, 20-60) NYPD officer who is suspicious of Annie.
    • Bundles McCloskey: (Male, 20-60) The laundry man who flirts with Ms. Hannigan and aids Annie’s attempt to escape.
    • Jimmy Johnson: (Male, 20-55) Silly radio personality on Bert Healy’s radio show.
    • Fred McCracken: (Male, 20-55)
    • The Boylan Sisters: (Female, 20-40) Connie, Ronnie, and Bonnie. Singing group that is back up to Bert Healy. Must be able to sing well and harmonize. (Vocal Range: Requires 1 Alto, 1 First Soprano, 1 Second Soprano.)
    • Harold Ickes: (Male, 20-60) An associate of President Roosevelt. (Must be able to sing harmony.)
    • Perkins: (Male or Female, 20-60) An associate of President Roosevelt. (Vocal Range: Baritone or Soprano)
    • Hull: (Male or Female, 20-60) An associate of President Roosevelt. (Must be able to sing harmony.)
    • Morganthau: (Male or Female, 20-60) An associate of President Roosevelt. (Must be able to sing harmony.)
    • Louis Howe: (Male, 20-60) An associate of President Roosevelt. (Must be able to sing harmony.)
    • Star to Be: (Female,16-25) Aspiring Broadway actress who sings during NYC. Mezzo.
    • Apple Seller: (Male, 8-14)
    • Cecille and Annette: (Females, 20-60) Maids at Warbucks’ home.
    • Drake: (Male, 25-60) Head butler in the Warbucks’ home.
    • Mrs Greer: (Female, 25-60) Oliver Warbuck’s head housekeeper.
    • Mrs Pugh: (Female, 25-60) Oliver Warbuck’s cook.

“SCREAM QUEENS”
Book, Music and Lyrics by Scott Martin
Stage Direction by Barry Martin
Music Direction by Craig Burdette
Choreography by Staci Arriaga
Rehearsals will begin approx. March 5, 2018. Typical rehearsal schedule are Mon-Thurs evenings and Sat and Sun during the day when needed. Performance dates are March 30 – April 8, 2018. There will be no performance on Easter Sunday, April 1st.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: All roles available.

  • Richelle: (Female, 30s) Alto. The cute one. Perky, a girl-next-door smile with a girl-on-the-corner body. She was the most popular “Scream Queen” of the late 20th century and is very anxious to revive her career. She has appeared at many dozens of these conventions and originated the idea for tonight’s show.
  • Nadine: (Female, 50s). Alto. The British one. Sensual yet aloof. She’s the senior “Scream Queen” who has seen and done it all, having played everything from a corpse to a vampire princess to a prehistoric tribal maiden to a Playboy centerfold – almost. She’s a semi-recovered alcoholic and sneaks a quick drink from a small flask whenever she thinks no one is looking.
  • Bianca: (Female, 30s) Mezzo. The loveable one. Buxom, good-natured with practical mid-western earthiness. She’s happily married with children but never lets the spotlight intrude on her private life. Her occasional clumsiness is due to the size of her breasts and her refusal to wear her eyeglasses in public.
  • Tonya: (Female, 20s-30s) Mezzo. The sincere one. Sweet, charismatic, still somewhat naïve. A former Tri-State cheerleading champion, she is the most serious actress of the group and really believes that her B-movie career will lay a foundation for respectable stardom.
  • Dee Dee: (Female, 30s) Mezzo. The trashy one. Intense, edgy, tough on the outside but lonely and desperate within. She wears extreme make-up, hair and clothes to hide her natural beauty, and will do anything to, for and with anybody (including a popular “video series”) to get ahead and be noticed like her idol Traci Lords.
  • Alexis: (Female, 40s) Alto. The smart one. Compassionate, sisterly, levelheaded. She has a college degree, invests carefully and acts as the politician, often refereeing amongst the other Queens. She also has the good business sense to produce her own videos.

“THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST”
By Beth Henley
Stage Direction by Dana Nelson-Isaacs
Choreography by Staci Arriaga
Rehearsals will begin approx. on March 26, 2018. Typical rehearsal schedule are Mon-Thurs evenings and Sat and Sun during the day when needed. Performance dates are April 27 – May 13, 2018.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: All roles available.

  • Carnelle Scott: (Female, 20s) Emotional, comic and impulsive. The product of a broken home, Carnelle turned to promiscuity in a search for attention. She is attempting to redeem her reputation by entering and winning the Miss Firecracker Contest and leave her hometown behind.
  • Popeye Jackson: (Female, 25-35) Friendly, awkward, naïve but sincere. A local seamstress responsible for designing Carnelle’s pageant wear. Her nickname is the result of a childhood prank gone wrong and she must wear thick glasses as a result. She learned to sew by making costumes for bullfrogs because she didn't have any dolls. She falls in love with Delmount.
  • Elain Rutledge: (Female, 30s) Carnelle’s Cousin. Having won the Miss Firecracker contest when she was only 17, she is everything Carnelle is not. Success as a beauty queen was followed by marriage to a wealth man and a life of luxury. However, bitterness has sunk in and she now plans to leave her husband and their two sons feeling suffocated by them.
  • Delmount Williams: (Male, 28-38) Carnelle’s cousin and Elain’s brother. He was previously institutionalized for mental instability. Rash to act and violent at times, he fancies himself a bit of a philosopher and is obsessed with exotic beauty. He is equally disdainful of the Miss Firecracker Contest and of Elain's life choices.
  • Mac Sam: (Male, 30s), A former lover from Carnelle’s promiscuous past who still carries a torch for her. He is the carnival's alcoholic, tubercular, and syphilitic balloon vendor who, outside of his affection for Carnelle, has grown tired of life.
  • Tessy Mahoney: (Female, 20s) A coordinator with the Miss Firecracker Contest, her job is to keep the contestants on schedule. Her past includes a scandalous fling with Delmount which she is eager to renew. She makes up for her plain appearance with a sweet disposition.

“HANDS ON A HARDBODY”
Book by Doug Wright, Lyrics by Amanda Green, Music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green
Stage Direction by Taylor Bartolucci
Music Direction by Craig Burdette
Choreography by Staci Arriaga
Rehearsals will begin approx. on April 30, 2018. Typical rehearsal schedule are Mon-Thurs evenings and Sat and Sun during the day when needed. Performance dates are June 1 – 17, 2018.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: All roles available.

  • J.D. Drew: (Male, 60s). A ‘good-ole boy’ with a high wattage grin, easy going and friendly.
  • Kelli Mangrum: (Female, 20s) High energy and steel ambition.
  • Benny Perkins (Male, 40s): A worn and weary Texan with a sly smile and lots of homespun philosophy.
  • Greg Wilhote (age 20s): A ‘boy next door’ kid with lofty dreams.
  • Chris Alvaro: (Male, 20s-30s) Ex-military with a heavy weight on his shoulders.
  • Ronald McCowan: (Male, 30s-40s/African-American) Big heart, happy soul, and a lady’s man. 
  • Heather Stovall: (Female, 20s-30s) Flirtatious and big personality.
  • Virginia Drew: (Female, 40s-60s: J.D.’s wife, sweet and spunky.
  • Mike Ferris: (Female, 30s-40s) Sales manager and Nascar fan.
  • Cindy Barnes: (Female, 30s-40s) A former Miss Gregg County, fond of pageant hair and pastels.
  • Jesus Pena: (Female 20s-30s/Latino American) Driven and passionate with high hopes of hitting it big.
  • Norma Valverde: (Female, 40s-50s/Latino American) Proud Latina woman with a giant heart.
  • Janis Curtis: (Female, 50s-60s) A tough old bird with sun-burnished skin and missing teeth.
  • Frank Nugent: (Male, 40s-60s) A die-hard cowboy to the end.
  • Don Curtis: (Male, 40s-50s) Janis’ husband and a bit of a joker (doubles as Dr. Stokes).

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If you have auditioned for us in the past but cannot attend our general auditions, and would like to be considered for roles in the 2017-18 season, please get in touch. If you cannot attend our auditions and have not auditioned for us in the past but would like to be considered, likewise - please get in touch. Email submissions with your headshot and resume to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or send by regular mail to 1357 Foster Road, Napa CA 94558. Your materials will be reviewed by Artistic & Casting Director Taylor Bartolucci and will be kept on file. We have many projects in the works and seek a diverse group of actors for a variety of roles of all ethnicities and ages. Lucky Penny Productions operates under the MBAT Tier 2 Actor’s Equity contract. 


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