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Announces auditions for
By Beth Henley
Directed by R. Michael Gros

General Auditions:

Tuesday, January 23,  6 – 9p.m by appointment in the Jurkowitz Theatre
Callbacks: Monday, January 29, 6 – 9:30 p.m.
Performances April 13 – 28, 2018, Jurkowitz Theatre.
Rehearsals begin no earlier than February 26
Rehearsal schedule will be determined based on cast availability. But will include weeknights and Saturdays.

The Story:
It is 1974 in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. The play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future—but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended.

Roles Available (2 men, 4 women)
Lenora “Lenny” Magrath, 30.  She is the oldest of the three sisters; Lenny is a thoughtful, self-conscious woman who remains concerned about her critically ill grandfather and her own impending spinsterhood. Although she is protective of her sisters, they have forgotten her birthday, only adding to her feeling of rejection.

Margaret “Meg”  Magrath, 27. Is the middle sister. At the beginning of the play, she returns to Mississippi from California, where her singing career has stalled and where, she later tells her former lover, Doc, she had a nervous breakdown and ended up in the psychiatric ward of the county hospital. She returns to be close to her sisters after Babe’s shooting of her husband.

Rebecca “Babe” Botrelle , 24. At the start of the play, she has shot her husband, Zackery, a powerful and wealthy lawyer; at first, the only explanation she gives for the act is the defiant statement, "I didn't like his looks! I just didn't like his stinking looks!” eventually, she reveals that the shooting was the result of her anger at Zackery's cruel treatment both of her and of Willie Jay, a 15-year-old African American boy with whom Babe had been carrying on an affair.

Chick Boyle, 29. The sisters' first cousin, a very demanding relative, extremely concerned about the community's opinion of her. When news is published of Babe's shooting of Zackery, her utmost concern is how she's "gonna continue holding my head up high in this community"; critical of all aspects of the Magrath's family and always bringing up past tragedies, such as the mother's suicide; is especially hard on Meg, whom she finds undisciplined and calls a "low-class tramp," and on Babe, who "doesn't understand how serious the situation is" after shooting Zackery.

Barnette Lloyd, 26. Babe's lawyer, an ambitious, talented attorney, views Babe's case as a chance to exact his personal revenge on Zackery; "The major thing he did," he says, "was to ruin my father's life"; also seems to have a strong attraction to Babe, whom he remembers distinctly from a chance meeting at a Christmas bazaar.

Doc Porter, 30. Meg's former lover is still known affectionately as "Doc," although his plans for a medical career stalled and eventually died after he was severely injured in Hurricane Camille. He now has his own wife and children, but nevertheless remains close to the Magrath family; although Meg abandoned him when she left for California, he remains fond of her, and Meg is extremely happy to have his friendship upon her return to Mississippi.

To schedule an appointment contact Christina Frank, Christina is out of the office now, but will respond to your email as soon as possible.  A reader will be provided.


announces Additional Auditions for
for the Summer Musical
Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

Director: Katie Laris
Musical Director: David Potter
Choreographer: Christina McCarthy

If you’re planning to be in town this summer we encourage you to audition.

Singing and Dance auditions will be held on the same day.  Please prepare a rock or standard musical theatre song.  Also bring sheet music in your key. A piano accompanist will be provided.  Choose a song that shows your ability to tell a story through song.
Singing Auditions: Tuesday, January 30th and from 5:30-8:00pm, Garvin Theatre
Dance Auditions: January 30th from 6:30-8:30, Jurkowitz Theatre
Callbacks:  Sunday, February 11, schedule to be determined.

Rehearsals begin: May 21, 2018
Performances: July 11– 28, 2018


It is 1959 and Rydell High School’s senior class is bursting with excitement and activity. The cool “Burger Palace Boys” are acting tough and the gum-chewing “Pink Ladies” are modeling the latest fashions in bobby sox. This fast-paced and fun musical both celebrates and satirizes high school rebellion and the spirit of the ‘50’s.  At the core of the musical is a romance between hot-rodder Danny Zuko and the sweet and innocent new girl Sandy Dumbrowski.  While the two had a secret fling during the summer, will they be able to maintain their love in high school despite coming from two different worlds?  Beloved songs from the musical such as “Greased Lighnin”, “Beauty School Drop-Out” and songs drawn from the movie such as “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and “You’re the One that I Want” have made this one of the most popular movies and musicals of all time.


Danny Zuko (17-22) Leader of the boy pack, Confident and Cool. Tenor/D-High
Sandy (17-22) Sweet, likeable, naïve.  Soprano/A-D
Kenickie (17-22) Second in Command to Danny, tough, a bit surly. Baritone/D-F#
Doody (15-18) Youngest of the guys, plays guitar. Tenor/D-G   (Good Falsetto)
Roger (17-21) A cut-up who likes to play jokes on people. Tenor/F-G
Sonny (17-21) Wheeler dealer who thinks he’s a lady killer. Bari-Tenor
Eugene (17-21) Class valedictorian, nerdy and smug. Bari-Tenor
Vince Fontaine (25-35) Rock-n-Roll disc jockey, slick and fast-talking.  Bari-Tenor
Johnny Casino (17-21) Leader of high school rock band. Baritone /A-C Good Falsetto)
Teen Angel (20-25) Handsome, Fabian style singer. Tenor/E-B (Good Falsetto)
Rizzo (17-22) Leader of the Pink Ladies, tough, sarcastic but vulnerable. Mezzo/A-C
Frenchy (17-22) Good-natured, not a good student, a dreamer. Soprano
Marty (17-22) Beautiful and boy crazy. Alto/C-Db
Jan (17-22) Compulsive eater; loud and assertive. Mezzo/Bb-Bb
Patty (17-22) Cheerleader, attractive and self-assured. Mezzo
Cha-Cha (17-22) Loud, brash, seductive. Soprano
Miss Lynch (30-50) Strict English Teacher
Ensemble: Additional Burger Boys, Jocks, Chess Club members, Pink Ladies, Cheerleaders,   High School students                 

CONTACT Katie Laris,, or call 805-965-0581, ext. 2497, to schedule an appointment.


The Theatre Group at SBCC invites

Actors to submit casting information for upcoming season.

The Theatre Group at SBCC, in preparation for the upcoming season that begins in summer of 2016, we are inviting actors to submit headshots and resumes for future casting consideration.

The Theatre Group at SBCC (formerly SBCC Theatre Group) is the oldest active theatre company in the Santa Barbara region with a long history of artistic excellence. We work with union and non-union actors and present a wide-ranging season of five productions that generally include a musical, contemporary dramas and comedies, as well as classical plays. Our season runs from summer through spring each year. For the 2017-18 season, starting in July 2017, we will be presenting HIGH SOCIETY the Musical, ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, COMMUNICATING DOORS and CRIMES OF THE HEART.

Actors should submit materials to Pam Lasker, Theatre Manager, The Theatre Group at SBCC, 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, California, 93109. Electronic submittals and/or web resume links may be sent to Pam Lasker at, please put "casting" in the subject line. Open audition notices are sent out by email for each production. Please include your email address if you would like to receive notices.


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