Audition information for Gilgamesh: The Shine-y, Hero-y, Boss-y King

Auditions for our 2019 Fall production of Gilgamesh: The Shine-y, Hero-y, Boss-y King will be by appointment only. There will not be an open audition date at this time. Please see below for more information, including roles available and cast requirements.

Production: Gilgamesh: The Shine-y, Hero-y, Boss-y King

This is an original commissioned play based on the epic of Gilgamesh.

Audition Date, Time & Location
Please email Stage Manager at stagemanager@lightboxforyouth.org to schedule an audition date and time on Wednesday, July 17 and Thursday July 18 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Auditions will be held at LightBox Theatre Company’s rehearsal facility at Calvary Church, 700 E. Monte Vista Ave., Turlock

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 ready 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 email the Stage Manager for suggestions.

Cast Requirements

  • All actors must be available to perform during the week on Tuesday, Oct. 1 and Wednesday, Oct. 2 for our school performances.
  • Actors should be at least 16 years of age.
  • Actors from diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to audition.
  • A $300 honorarium will be offered after the run of the show
  • 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 August 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 – Male – Gilgamesh (king and demigod), Townsperson 1
    Actor should have a youthful and “kingly/godly” presence
  • 2 – Female – Gashan (scribe to Gilgamesh), Ishtar (goddess), Townsperson 2
    Actor can be of any age, should have sophistication and “godly” presence
  • 3 – Male – Shabra (chair of the Uruk City Council), Enkidu (a wild man with a heart), Townsperson 3
    Actor can be of any age, should range in portraying civility and uncivil behavior in the varying roles
  • 4 – Female – Nirgal (Wisest woman in Uruk), Shamhat (the matchmaker of Uruk), Utuda (Village girl of marrying age), Humbaba (A monster guardian of the forest)
    Actor must have enough range to convincingly play a “monster” and an adolescent girl as this role demands many varying character traits, also puppetry experience is a bonus

Performance Dates and Times:
Friday, Sept. 27 @ 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 28 @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 29 @ 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 1 @ 9 a.m.* 10:30 am* and 12:30 pm*
Wednesday, Oct. 2 @ 9 a.m.* 10:30 am* and 12:30 pm*
Friday, Oct. 4 @ 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 5 @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 6 @ 2 p.m.
(*-school performances)

Performance Location: Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock

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


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.


Audition information for The Super Cilantro Girl

Dates for Auditions for our 2016 Fall show, The Super Cilantro Girl, are Aug. 17 and Aug. 18 for callbacks. Please see below for more information, including roles available and cast requirements.

If you are interested in auditioning for this production, please contact Stefani Overman-Tsai at stefani@lightboxforyouth.org or call (209) 417-6643.

Production: The Super Cilantro Girl

Audition Dates & Times: Wednesday, Aug. 17, 6-9 p.m.; Callbacks: Thursday, Aug. 18, 6-9 p.m.

Audition Location: Main Stage Theatre, Stanislaus State, Turlock

Audition Requirements
Actors auditioning should be versatile in comedic and dramatic technique. Actors should prepare a 1-2 minute comedic monologue and will be expected to cold read from the script.

Cast Requirements

  • All actors must be available to perform during the week on Tuesday, October 18 and Wednesday, October 19 for school performances (see schedule above).
  • Actors should be at least 16 years of age.
  • 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 during day one of auditions

Roles

2 male, 2 female, 1 male or female

  • Actor 1: Plays a bilingual Latino father to two children aged 10 and 12, also plays caricatures in dream sequences

  • Actor 2: Plays a bilingual Latina mother to two children aged 10 and 12, also plays caricatures in dream sequences

  • Actor 3: Plays a bilingual Latina girl aged 12

  • Actor 4: Plays a bilingual Latino boy aged 10

  • Actor 5: Plays multiple male and female roles of various ethnicity, also plays a caricature in dream sequences, may also serve as puppeteer

Performance Dates and Times:
Friday, October 14 @ 7 p.m.
Saturday,October 15 @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday,October 16@ 2 p.m.
Tuesday,October 18 @ 9:15 a.m.* and 11:45 a.m.*
Wednesday,October 19 @ 11 a.m.* and 2 p.m.
Friday,October 21 @ 7 p.m.
Saturday,October 22 @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday,October 23 @ 2 p.m.
(*-school performances)

Performance Location: Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock