College of the Siskiyous

Theatre

The COS Theatre program is dedicated to the advancement of the theatre arts, through traditional study and performance, and to the development of new theatrical ventures. We prepare students for further study and for an ever-changing profession.

Fall 2019 Musical Auditions

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The Addams Family - A new Musical Comedy

The COS fall production of "The Addams Family" has opportunities for many exciting acting, singing and dancing roles as well as many back stage jobs. The Performing Arts Department encourages anyone who is interested to audition, regardless of age, ethnicity or experience level.

If you are interested in auditioning you should sign up for an audition slot prior to Wednesday, September 4, the sign up sheet is located on the call board in the theater building. If you do not have a prepared song or do not know how to prepare a song but are still interested in joining the cast please be prepared sing a simple song and be pitch tested for vocal range.

Auditions: Wednesday, September 4, 3:00 - 6:00 pm, COS Kenneth Ford Theatre
Callbacks: Thursday, September 5, 3:00 - 6:00 pm, COS Kenneth Ford Theatre

Wednesday, September 4, 3:00 - 6:00 pm we will ask you to sing a prepared upbeat musical theatre song and a ballad. Please bring piano music for the accompanist.

Thursday, September 5 from 3:30 to 6:00 pm you will be asked to read "audition sides" (various selected scenes from the script) with various pairings of characters as the directors prepare to make casting choices. Please wear clothing appropriate for movement.

Rehearsals begin September 9, and will rehearse Monday through Thursday 3:30 until 6:15 pm until the week of the show when rehearsals move to evenings. After being cast, students will enroll in THEA 1301 and MUS 1528.

Performances will be November 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, and 17 in the COS Kenneth Ford Theater.

If you want to join the crew or if you have any other questions, feel free to contact Neil Carpentier-Alting at (530) 938-5206 or email him at carpentier-alting@siskiyous.edu.

"THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it's every father's nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's "normal" boyfriend and his parents." -Theatrical Rights Worldwide

COS Performing Arts Department - Auditions

COS Performing arts will be presenting productions of "The Perils of Pusher" and "Bigfoot's Revenge" as part of the 50-year celebration of the Ford Theatre. We are celebrating the works of long-time past instructor, James Witherall, by producing two of his published melodramas. These productions have many exciting opportunities for acting, as well as backstage jobs. The Performing Arts Department encourages anyone who is interested to audition, regardless of age, ethnicity or experience level.

If you are interested in auditioning, you should sign up for an audition slot prior to Wednesday, September 4. The sign-up sheet is located on the call board in the theatre building. We ask you perform a 1-minute comic monologue and a joke.

If you do not have a prepared monologue, or do not know how to prepare one, but are still interested in joining the cast, please be prepared to tell a joke and read a side provided.

On Thursday, September 5 from 3:30 - 6:00 pm, you will be asked to read "audition sides" (various selected scenes from the scripts) with various pairings of auditioners as the director prepares to make casting choices.

Rehearsals begin September 7, and will continue to rehearse every other Saturday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm in the Kenneth Ford Theatre. The rest of the rehearsals will be on September 21, October 5, 19, November 2, 23, and December 7. Rehearsals will resume for Winter 2020 on January 6 and will run Monday - Friday, time to be determined. During the week of the show, rehearsals will be in the evenings.

After being cast, students will enroll in THEA 0531, Community Theatre, "Melodrama Rehearsal." This is a non-credit class.

Performances will be January 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26.

The Perils of Pusher - Duke Deadheader, the most rotten rascal on the railroad, plots to relieve the simple but honest stationmaster, Ralph Roundhouse, of the company's construction funds. Aided by his beautiful, but nasty, accomplice, Flora Flagstop, he burns down the lumber mill of our hero, Stanley Studmill, cons Ralph into signing a worthless contract for ties (Ralph thought they were railroad ties), and kidnaps our heroine Rebecca Roundhouse. All appears lost, but Duke has not reckoned with the mysterious Chinese foreman, Gan Dee, nor the ever-reliable Boxcar Betsy and her cousin, Bullhorn Beulah. Just when they think they have everyone tied up, Duke and Flora find themselves caught in one of the most hilarious chase scenes ever staged.

Bigfoot's Revenge - Judge Rudolph Rapacity (the rascal) plans to buy up all the property belonging to the settlers and miners of the Mount Shasta area. To expedite his scheme, the judge disguises his hulking henchman, Otto, as Bigfoot in order to scare off the widowed storeowner, who communicates with all the mountain creatures, including the real "Bigfoot." The judge tries to buy the store and put Penelope Goodhome and her mother to work in his saloon. However, Penelope, with the aid of her boyfriend (our hero) and the assistance of Bigfoot, turns the tables on Judge Rapacity. The Goodhomes save their store... and Bigfoot returns in peace to the wilds of Mount Shasta.

If you want to join the crew or if you have any other questions, feel free to contact Kim Nile at (530) 925-1008 or email her at kimnile@gmail.com.

Contact Theatre

Email: theatre@siskiyous.edu
Phone: (530) 938-5206

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