Audition information for The Jungle Book

Auditions for our 2019 Spring production of The Jungle Book will be by appointments only. There will not an open audition date at this time. Please see below for more information, including roles available and cast requirements.

Production: The Jungle Book

More information available from Plays for Young Audiences

Audition Date, Time & Location
By appointment only. Please email Stage Manager Bob McMillan at stagemanager@lightboxforyouth.org to schedule an audition date and time on Monday, Dec. 10

Audition Requirements
Actors auditioning should be versatile in comedic and dramatic technique. Actors who have never worked with LightBox before should prepare a 2-minute monologue or poem, 32 bars of a song, and be read to cold-read from the script. Please choose child-appropriate materials for your audition. If you are unsure of what to prepare, please feel free to reach out to me for feedback on your ideas.

Cast Requirements

  • All actors must be available to perform during the week on Tuesday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 20 for our school performances.
  • Actors should be at least 16 years of age.
  • Actors from diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to audition.
  • Stipends will be offered for the run of the show: $300 principle role
  • Principle roles will need to be available to rehearse 3-4 hours, 3-4 times/week, and the full week of tech rehearsal
  • Rehearsals begin in early January and typically are scheduled 3-4 days a week (M-F) from 6-9:30 pm.
  • Please fill out the Audition Form (download PDF file) and bring it with you when you audition

Roles

  • 1 – Narrator 1/Father Wolf/Wolf 1/Baloo/Monkey 1
  • 2 – Narrator 2/Shere Kahn/Wolf 2/Monkey 2/Vulture 2
  • 3 – Narrator 3/Wolf 3/Bagheera/Monkey 3/Vulture 3
  • 4 – Mowgli
  • 5 – Narrator 5/Mother Wolf/Kaa/Monkey

Performance Dates and Times:
Friday, March 15 @ 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 16 @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 17 @ 2 p.m.
Tuesday, March 19 @ 9 a.m.* 10:30 am* and 12:30 pm*
Wednesday, March 20 @ 9 a.m.* 10:30 am* and 12:30 pm*
Friday, March 22 @ 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 23 @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 24 @ 2 p.m.
(*-school performances)

Performance Location: Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock

Email stagemanager@lightboxforyouth.org or call the director at (209) 417-6643 if you have any questions.


Audition information for Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale Copy Copy

Auditions for our 2018 Fall musical, Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale, will be by appointments only. There will not an open audition date at this time. Please see below for more information, including roles available and cast requirements.

Production: Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale

More information available from Dramatic Publishing

Audition Date, Time & Location
By appointment only. Please email Stage Manager Bob McMillan at stagemanager@lightboxforyouth.org to schedule an audition date and time on Wednesday, June 27th or Thursday, June 28th.

Audition Requirements
Actors auditioning should be versatile in comedic and dramatic technique. Actors who have never worked with LightBox before should prepare a 1-2 minute comedic monologue (if you have never auditioned with a monologue before, please contact the director for ideas on what to choose) and 32 bars of any song appropriate for children’s audience. 

Cast Requirements

  • All actors must be available to perform during the week on Tuesday, October 2 and Wednesday, October 3 for our school performances.
  • Actors should be at least 16 years of age.
  • Actors from diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to audition.
  • Stipends will be offered for the run of the show: $300 principle role
  • Principle roles will need to be available to rehearse 3-4 hours, 3-4 times/week, and the full week of tech rehearsal
  • Please fill out the Audition Form (download PDF file) and bring it with you when you audition

Roles

  • Cinderella (Cenicienta) – (Female) A sixth-grade exchange student from Puerto Rico visiting the U.S. to learn English. This role’s dialogue is 90% Spanish.
  • Rosa – (Female) the wicked cool “stepsister”. Loves pop music, basketball, and being popular. Not so nice to the exchange student her parents chose to host. This role speaks some Spanish but her dialogue is mostly English.
  • Joey – (Male or Female) Rosa’s best friend and head of the pep squad. This role is not Latinx, but will need to sing in Spanish with other actors.
  • Padrino – (Male) The “Almost Fairy Godfather” given his first chance to earn his wings by helping Rosa and Cenicienta. This role is bilingual.

Performance Dates and Times:
Friday, September 28 @ 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 29 @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 30 @ 2 p.m.
Tuesday, October 2 @ 9 a.m.* 10:30 am* and 12:30 pm*
Wednesday, October 3 @ 9 a.m.* 10:30 am* and 12:30 pm*
Friday, October 5 @ 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 6 @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, October 7 @ 2 p.m.
(*-school performances)

Performance Location: Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock

Email stagemanager@lightboxforyouth.org or call the director at (209) 417-6643 if you have any questions.


Audition information for Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale Copy

Auditions for our 2018 Fall musical, Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale, will be by appointments only. There will not an open audition date at this time. Please see below for more information, including roles available and cast requirements.

Production: Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale

More information available from Dramatic Publishing

Audition Date, Time & Location
By appointment only. Please email Stage Manager Bob McMillan at stagemanager@lightboxforyouth.org to schedule an audition date and time on Wednesday, June 27th or Thursday, June 28th.

Audition Requirements
Actors auditioning should be versatile in comedic and dramatic technique. Actors who have never worked with LightBox before should prepare a 1-2 minute comedic monologue (if you have never auditioned with a monologue before, please contact the director for ideas on what to choose) and 32 bars of any song appropriate for children’s audience. 

Cast Requirements

  • All actors must be available to perform during the week on Tuesday, October 2 and Wednesday, October 3 for our school performances.
  • Actors should be at least 16 years of age.
  • Actors from diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to audition.
  • Stipends will be offered for the run of the show: $300 principle role
  • Principle roles will need to be available to rehearse 3-4 hours, 3-4 times/week, and the full week of tech rehearsal
  • Please fill out the Audition Form (download PDF file) and bring it with you when you audition

Roles

  • Cinderella (Cenicienta) – (Female) A sixth-grade exchange student from Puerto Rico visiting the U.S. to learn English. This role’s dialogue is 90% Spanish.
  • Rosa – (Female) the wicked cool “stepsister”. Loves pop music, basketball, and being popular. Not so nice to the exchange student her parents chose to host. This role speaks some Spanish but her dialogue is mostly English.
  • Joey – (Male or Female) Rosa’s best friend and head of the pep squad. This role is not Latinx, but will need to sing in Spanish with other actors.
  • Padrino – (Male) The “Almost Fairy Godfather” given his first chance to earn his wings by helping Rosa and Cenicienta. This role is bilingual.

Performance Dates and Times:
Friday, September 28 @ 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 29 @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 30 @ 2 p.m.
Tuesday, October 2 @ 9 a.m.* 10:30 am* and 12:30 pm*
Wednesday, October 3 @ 9 a.m.* 10:30 am* and 12:30 pm*
Friday, October 5 @ 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 6 @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, October 7 @ 2 p.m.
(*-school performances)

Performance Location: Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock

Email stagemanager@lightboxforyouth.org or call the director at (209) 417-6643 if you have any questions.


Audition information for Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale

Auditions for our 2018 Fall musical, Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale, will be by appointments only. There will not an open audition date at this time. Please see below for more information, including roles available and cast requirements.

Production: Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale

More information available from Dramatic Publishing

Audition Date, Time & Location
By appointment only. Please email Stage Manager Bob McMillan at stagemanager@lightboxforyouth.org to schedule an audition date and time on Wednesday, June 27th or Thursday, June 28th.

Audition Requirements
Actors auditioning should be versatile in comedic and dramatic technique. Actors who have never worked with LightBox before should prepare a 1-2 minute comedic monologue (if you have never auditioned with a monologue before, please contact the director for ideas on what to choose) and 32 bars of any song appropriate for children’s audience. 

Cast Requirements

  • All actors must be available to perform during the week on Tuesday, October 2 and Wednesday, October 3 for our school performances.
  • Actors should be at least 16 years of age.
  • Actors from diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to audition.
  • Stipends will be offered for the run of the show: $300 principle role
  • Principle roles will need to be available to rehearse 3-4 hours, 3-4 times/week, and the full week of tech rehearsal
  • Please fill out the Audition Form (download PDF file) and bring it with you when you audition

Roles

  • Cinderella (Cenicienta) – (Female) A sixth-grade exchange student from Puerto Rico visiting the U.S. to learn English. This role’s dialogue is 90% Spanish.
  • Rosa – (Female) the wicked cool “stepsister”. Loves pop music, basketball, and being popular. Not so nice to the exchange student her parents chose to host. This role speaks some Spanish but her dialogue is mostly English.
  • Joey – (Male or Female) Rosa’s best friend and head of the pep squad. This role is not Latinx, but will need to sing in Spanish with other actors.
  • Padrino – (Male) The “Almost Fairy Godfather” given his first chance to earn his wings by helping Rosa and Cenicienta. This role is bilingual.

Performance Dates and Times:
Friday, September 28 @ 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 29 @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 30 @ 2 p.m.
Tuesday, October 2 @ 9 a.m.* 10:30 am* and 12:30 pm*
Wednesday, October 3 @ 9 a.m.* 10:30 am* and 12:30 pm*
Friday, October 5 @ 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 6 @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, October 7 @ 2 p.m.
(*-school performances)

Performance Location: Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock

Email stagemanager@lightboxforyouth.org or call the director at (209) 417-6643 if you have any questions.


Audition information for Pinocchio

Auditions for our 2018 Spring show, Pinocchio, will be by appointments only. There will not an open audition date at this time. Please see below for more information, including roles available and cast requirements.

Production: Pinocchio

Audition Date, Time & Location
By appointment only. Please email Stage Manager Bob McMillan at stagemanager@lightboxforyouth.org to schedule audition date and time between Dec. 4-7.

Audition Requirements
Actors auditioning should be versatile in comedic and dramatic technique. Actors should prepare a 1-2 minute comedic monologue (if you have never audition with a monologue before, please contact the director for ideas on what to choose). 

Cast Requirements

  • All actors must be available to perform during the week on Tuesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 21 for school performances.
  • Actors should be at least 16 years of age.
  • Actors from diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to audition.
  • Stipends will be offered for the run of the show: $300 principle role
  • Principle roles will need to be available to rehearse 3-4 hours, 3-4 times/week, and the full week of tech rehearsal
  • Please fill out the Audition Form (download PDF file) and bring it with you when you audition

Roles

  • Actor 1 – The Cricket/ The showman/A Fairy/The Coachman/An Old man.
  • Actor 2 – Gepetto/ The Fox/ A Donkey
  • Actor 3 – The Policeman/The Cat/Lampwick
  • Actor 4 – Pinnochio
  • Actor 5 – the Musician (playing as many instruments as possible)

Performance Dates and Times:
Friday, March 16 @ 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 17 @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 18 @ 2 p.m.
Tuesday, March 20 @ 9 a.m.* and Noon*
Wednesday, March 21 @ 9 a.m.* and Noon*
Friday, March 23 @ 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 24 @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 25 @ 2 p.m.
(*-school performances)

Performance Location: Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock

Email stagemanager@lightboxforyouth.org or call (209) 417-6643 if you have any questions.


Audition information for Aladdin’s Luck

Auditions for our 2017 Fall show, Aladdin’s Luck, will be by appointments only. There will not an open audition date at this time. Please see below for more information, including roles available and cast requirements.

Production: Aladdin’s Luck

Audition Date, Time & Location
By appointment only. Please email director Stefani Tsai at stefani@lightboxforyouth.org to schedule audition date and time between Aug. 21 and Aug. 28.

Audition Requirements
Actors auditioning should be versatile in comedic and dramatic technique. Actors should prepare a 1-2 minute comedic monologue (if you have never audition with a monologue before, please contact the director for ideas on what to choose). 

Cast Requirements

  • All actors must be available to perform during the week on Tuesday, October 17 and Wednesday, October 18 for school performances.
  • Actors should be at least 16 years of age.
  • Actors from diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to audition.
  • Stipends will be offered for the run of the show: $300 principle role
  • Principle roles will need to be available to rehearse 3-4 hours, 3-4 times/week, and the full week of tech rehearsal
  • Please fill out the Audition Form (download PDF file) and bring it with you when you audition

Roles

2 males, 1 female

  • Actor 1 (young male actor)
    Aladdin

  • Actor 2 (female actor)
    Leilah, the Princess
    Mother
    Omar, Aladdin’s best friend
    Wolf and Vulture puppets

  • Actor 3 (male actor)
    Mustapha, a baker
    Al Zarnati, the Wizard
    Sultan
    Servant

Performance Dates and Times:
Friday, October 13 @ 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 14 @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday,October 15 @ 2 p.m.
Tuesday, October 17 @ 9 a.m.* and Noon*
Wednesday, October 18 @ 9 a.m.* and Noon*
Friday, October 20 @ 7 p.m.
Saturday,October 21 @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday,October 22 @ 2 p.m.
(*-school performances)

Performance Location: Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock

Email stefani@lightboxforyouth.org or call (209) 417-6643 if you have any questions.


LightBox Theatre Opens 2017-18 Season with Familiar Story

TURLOCK — The LightBox Theatre Company, a theatre for young audiences, returns for its third season this fall with a familiar story in the adaptation of ‘Aladdin’s Luck’ this October.

Based on the classic tale The Arabian Nights, ‘Aladdin’s Luck’ is the story of a street urchin who falls in love with a princess. Trying to impress the princess, Aladdin embarks on adventures with a magical genie. After the princess was imprisoned by an unscrupulous magician, Aladdin must travel across the desert to rescue her by doing the thing that scares him the most…being himself.

‘Aladdin’s Luck,’ written by Janet Stanford, touches on topics of love, strength and self-acceptance.

LightBox Theatre Company co-founders Stefani Tsai and Eric Broadwater are directing and designing the production, respectively. As it has been the case for all previous productions, ‘Aladdin’s Luck’ features local actors from the community and recent Stanislaus State graduates.

“LightBox is thrilled to begin our third season this October with this wonderful story of Aladdin,” Tsai said. “This engaging play has a very meaningful plot. The costumes will be very colorful and the multimedia set will be spectacular!”

‘Aladdin’s Luck’ will run from October 13 through October 22 at The Loft at Carnegie Arts Center in Downtown Turlock. Show times are 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

This production is the first show of the 2017-18 season for LightBox Theatre Company. The troupe will stage ‘Pinocchio’ in March, 2018. Past titles from LightBox included ‘Bunnicula,’ ‘The Reluctant Dragon,’ ‘The Super Cilanto Girl,’ and ‘The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!’

For a complete schedule, ticketing and more information about the non-profit theatre organization, please visit LightBoxForYouth.org.


Audition information for The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

Auditions for our 2017 Spring show, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, is on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 11:30 a.m.. Please see below for more information, including roles available and cast requirements.

Production: The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

Audition Date, Time & Location
Saturday, Dec. 10, 11:3o a.m., Stan State Studio Theater (D-40).

Audition Requirements
Actors auditioning should be versatile in comedic and dramatic technique. Actors should prepare a 1-2 minute comedic monologue and 32 bars of any song to sing a cappella.

Cast Requirements

  • All actors must be available to perform during the week on Tuesday, March 21 and Wednesday, March 22 for school performances (see schedule above).
  • Actors should be at least 16 years of age.
  • Actors from diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to audition.
  • Small stipends will be offered for the run of the show: $150 non-principle role, $200 principle role
  • Non-principle roles will need to be available to rehearse 2-3 hours, 3-4 times/week, and the full week of tech rehearsal
  • Principle roles will need to be available to rehearse 3-4 hours, 4-5 times/week, and the full week of tech rehearsal
  • Please fill out the Audition Form (download fill-and-print PDF file) and bring it with you when you audition

Roles

3 females, 1 male or female

  • Actor 1: Lillian Magill (The intrepid journalist)

  • Actor 2: The Honorable Prudence (The presiding judge)

  • Actor 3: Julia (prosecuting attorney)

  • Actor 4: Witness for the prosecution

Performance Dates and Times:
Friday, March 17 @ 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 18 @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 19 @ 2 p.m.
Tuesday, March 21 @ 9 a.m.* and Noon*
Wednesday, March 22@ 9 a.m.* and Noon*
Friday, March 24 @ 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 25 @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 26 @ 2 p.m.
(*-school performances)

Performance Location: Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock

Email stefani@lightboxforyouth.org or call (209) 417-6643 if you have any questions.


World premiere of “The Super Cilantro Girl” opens Friday

TURLOCK — An original play about a family of migrant workers, based in the Central Valley, will hit the stage at the Carnegie Arts Center for a two-week run beginning Friday night as LightBox Theatre Company presents “The Super Cilantro Girl.”

The production, which kicks off LightBox Theatre Company’s second season, is based on the works of U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera. Herrera recently visited the area and was the Carnegie Arts Center’s keynote speaker as part of its centennial celebration.

“The Super Cilantro Girl,” written by Stanislaus State Professor Dr. Arnold Anthony Schmidt, is based on Herrera’s children’s books “Calling the Doves,” “The Upside Down Boy,” and “Super Cilantro Girl.”

LightBox Theatre Company co-founders Stefani Tsai and Eric Broadwater are directing and designing the production, respectively. The play features local actors from the community and recent Stanislaus State graduates.

“The Super Cilantro Girl” revolves around the lives of a family of migrant workers: 12-year-old Esmeralda, her younger brother Juanito, Papi, and Mamá. After years on the road, full of hard work and adventures, the family can finally settle down.  Now the children must attend new schools, learn a new language, and find their places in the world.  Along the way, they discover the power of words and the imagination, as well as the importance of their Mexican-American heritage and its place in California’s Central Valley.

“We are fortunate to be able to work with Dr. Schmidt and Mr. Herrera in presenting this original production to our young audiences,” Tsai said. “One of our missions is to produced adaptations of children’s literature and to develop new works that reflect the history, stories, and culture of our diverse community. ‘The Super Cilantro Girl’ definitely does all of that.”

The play, targeted for young audiences, will run from Oct. 14 through Oct. 23 at the Loft Theatre at the Carnegie Arts Center in Downtown Turlock.

Last October, LightBox Theatre Company made its debut on the local theatre scene with its presentation of “Bunnicula” before a follow-up this past April with “The Reluctant Dragon.” Each production attracted more than 700 people attending public or school performances.


LightBox presents the world premiere of “The Super Cilantro Girl”

TURLOCK — LightBox Theatre Company is starting its second season with “The Super Cilantro Girl,” a world premiere production based on the works of U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera.

“The Super Cilantro Girl” is an original script written by Dr. Arnold Anthony Schmidt, a professor of English at Stanislaus State. The play will follow Herrera’s visit to the Carnegie Arts Center on Sept. 18 as a keynote speaker as part of the Center’s centennial celebration.

The play, targeted for young audiences, will take the stage Oct. 14-23 at the Loft Theatre at the Carnegie Arts Center in Downtown Turlock.

“The Super Cilantro Girl” revolves around the lives of a family of migrant workers: 12-year-old Esmeralda, her younger brother Juanito, Papi, and Mamá. After years on the road, full of hard work and adventures, the family can finally settle down.  Now the children must attend new schools, learn a new language, and find their places in the world.  Along the way, they discover the power of words and the imagination, as well as the importance of their Mexican-American heritage and its place in California’s Central Valley.

LightBox Theatre Company co-founders Stefani Tsai and Eric Broadwater are directing and designing the production, respectively. The play features local actors from the community and Stanislaus State.

“We are fortunate to be able to work with Dr. Schmidt and Mr. Herrera in presenting this original production to our young audiences,” Tsai said. “One of our missions is to produced adaptations of children’s literature and to develop new works that reflect the history, stories, and culture of our diverse community. ‘The Super Cilantro Girl’ definitely does all of that.”

Last October, LightBox Theatre Company made its debut on the local theatre scene with its presentation of “Bunnicula” before a follow-up this past April with “The

Reluctant Dragon.” Each production attracted more than 700 people attending public or school performances.