Monday, June 28, 2010

Charlotte's Web Auditions October 16

The timeless story of unlikely friends, Wilbur the young “some pig, avoiding the butcher," and Charlotte, a caring gentle spider who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” The inspiring and creative sacrifices of these innocent friends bring the appreciation of all forms of life and the true love and persevering care that forms when two selflessly care for one another. Called “the best American children's book of the past two hundred years,” this play is at heart, a piece on the beauty of life.


Comprising mostly of cold readings, character improve, and movement. Arrive at least 30 minutes before the starting time. Wear loose fitting clothing and bring water, a resume, and head-shot if available. Arrive early to complete audition application.

Callback Date: October 16th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (after lunch).
All persons considered in a part will be called back. Cast list will be posted around 1:30.

Rehearsal Dates:
October 18th, 23th, 30th read-throughs
(weekdays 6:00-8:00, weekends 10:00 am to 1:00 pm)

November 27th Big Rehearsal (9:00-12:00, 1:00-5:00) *
*very few people will be there all day.

December 8th, 13th, 20th, 29th, 30th Scene Rehearsals (7:00-9:00)

January (2011) Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00-9:00, plus Saturdays from 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-5:00*, and Sundays from 4:00-6:00.
*again, very few will be there the entire time, minus Dress Rehearsals (January 20th -30th)

Show Dates:
Family Night, Wednesday February 2nd,
Shows from February 4th-13th (two shows on Saturday and Sundays)

Narrator/Uncle the Pig: (Age:Adult, 18 or older) narrator and character, the only adult. Gentle and loving. Doubles as Uncle the Pig, a fat arrogant country pig at the fair.

Charlotte the Spider: (Age:16-18) main character, nimble and solid actress. Caring and subtly clever spider with a heart bigger than her size may suggest. Has a deep care for Wilbur and all young things, and will do anything, ever sacrifice herself to protect young life.

Wilbur the Pig: (Age: 10-14) main character, lots of stage time and lines. Innocent and carefree piglet, even when he realizes he might be tomorrow's dinner.

Fern Arable: (Age: 14-16) the young girl and owner of Wilbur. A young growing girl, loves Wilbur and is always his best friend.

John Arable: (Age: 15-18) Fern's father. Hardworking man who knows what needs to be done.

Martha Arable: (Age: 15-18) Fern's mother. Simple, and worried but a loving, country mother

Avery Arable: (Age:12-15) Fern's brother. The class clown type and competitive with her sometimes perfect sister, but always seems to be the subject of family jokes.

Homer Zuckerman: (Age: 16-18) Older farmer and Fern's uncle. Optimistic and hardworking, and always open to a little free publicity.

Edith Zuckerman: (Age: 16-18) Homer's wife and Fern's aunt. Overemotional and quite the busybody.

Lurvey: (Age: 14-15) The Zuckerman's farmhand. Easily fooled, but takes orders and works hard.

Templeton the Rat: (Age:13-18) supporting character, solid actor. A shifty rat with a willing heart for the right price. A bit of a sentimental pack rat but loves to eat.

Goose and Gander: (Age: 14-18) older boy and girl couple. A couple of newlywed geese, happy and cheerful.

Old Lady Sheep and Lamb: (Age: 16-18, 10-14) a parent (or grandparent) and child (or grandchild) A grumpy old sheep, with her bratty lamb.

Joy, Aranea, and Nellie: (Ages 8-13) Charlotte's three spider daughters (will double as chorus)

Chorus: (all ages) Reporter, photographer, spectators, fair judges, fairgoers, fair announcer, and various sound effects.

Director: Bradley Cameron, (530)-363-5522

Friday, June 11, 2010

Anne Frank Dates Update

The Diary of Anne Frank will not have shows on July 15 or July 25.

The closing show will be Saturday, July 24 at 2:00 p.m. Please get your tickets now at All seats are $10.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Diary of Anne Frank - Scenes at EDAC this Friday

Come meet the cast and see some selected scenes from The Diary of Anne Frank, Friday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m. at El Dorado Arts Council (EDAC) Art Space in downtown Placerville.

Come be moved by the presence and power of theater and Anne Frank's story. Find out the importance of journaling and learn about upcoming workshops.

Tickets for the full performance of "Diary of Anne Frank" are available at or 642-0404.