Our theatre welcomes all performers of all ages and experience levels. The audition can be a great experience to get to know others with similar passions to yours and get some good experience... and maybe be cast in your first show! Our audition process is often very fun and informal. More audition information will also be posted on our Facebook page, GCT AUDITIONS!
* All shows are subject to change pending receipt of rights from the publishing houses, and show dates are tentative pending contract completion.
2020 AUDITION INFORMATION
Thank you for your interest in performing with GCT!
GOLDEN CHAIN THEATRE
42130 HWY 41
Auditions will be held March 30th & 31st from 7:30pm - 9:30pm
at Golden Chain Theatre, Oakhurst
Written By: Leonard Brown
Welcome to the small town of Oakhurst for the “mostly true” telling of a story about lost love, a villainous railroad tycoon, and a very heroic woman. Get ready as our Narrator sets the stage on the porch of the Miami Mountain Hotel and invites you back to a fascinating story left out of many of the history books. It is a Melodrama with a "heart" and an ample supply of twists and turns, schemers and dreamers, misdirection and mystery, frivolity and authentic old time melodrama...
(Ages listed are suggested character ages)
NARRATOR, Male, 60s-70s: The Narrator is the historian, retelling the story of his life in Sugarpine 50 years earlier. Sure, its a familiar flashback ploy, but you'll appreciate it by plays end.
ROCKY CUTZ (HERO), Male, Early 20s: A good natured, fast talking, heroic type. His family owns the Miami Mountain Hotel. For the last two years he's traveled the word as a reporter for the Bakersfield Standard newspaper. Now he's returning to SugarPine to woo his true love.
JENNIFER LANE (HEROINE), Female, Early 20s: Jenny is a breathtaking beauty who runs a little mercantile at the sawmill. She has a room in the Miami Mountain Hotel. Life is going along well until she finds her old beau coming back to town which unsettles everything.
SIR BARTHOLEMEW BLACK (VILLIAN), Male, 30-50: Despicable, reprehensible and rotten to the core. He is seldom found without his tall black hat. Not a drop of blue blood in this cad, he won that hat in a crooked card game.
CHANTILLY CLADD (VIXEN), Female, Late 20s: The flirtatious assistant is meant to gussy up Sugarpine. There’s more here than meets the eye…but not much more.
THE HONORABLE JUDGE RICHARD FORPOORE, Male, 30s: As focused a man as you'll ever meet. The only thing more important than getting Madera County established is his feelings for Miss Jennifer Lane.
DOROTHY OAKHURST, Female, Late 20s: A local beauty. She was left to raise her sister Lila alone when her father was hit by the train. He left her with the Kimook Bathhouse next to the logging trains and a mortgage. As you'd guess, Dorothy holds trains in contempt.
LILA OAKHURST, Female, Early 20s: Dorothy’s younger sister who is only staying at home until making sure her sister has recovered from the loss of their father. Lila helps with the bathhouse.
HERSCHELLA FLUME, Female, 50s: Herschella is the strong willed and highly opinionated owner of the Miami Hotel. Times have been tough, so she does just about everything at the Hotel except for the laundry which Dorothy and Lila do at the bathhouse.
GABBY WEST, Male, 30s-50s: The bumbling part time Sherriff Gabby gets pulled into the action when not providing melodramatic sound effects. He has the manners and grace of a clydesdale, so beware.
Additional roles of STAGECOACH DRIVERS, LUMBERJACKS, ROUSTABOUTS, TOWNSPEOPLE
Auditioners will be cold reading from a provided copy of the script.
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
First read-through on April 6th. Rehearsals begin April 6th and will be Monday - Thursday 7:30-9:30 p.m. Show runs June 5th - June 21st (Fri. & Sat., 7 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Call time 1.5 hours prior to showtime) at the Golden Chain Theatre in Oakhurst, CA.