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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.


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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.


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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.


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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


LightBox Theatre Company presents “The Reluctant Dragon",  at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock, CA. 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. The charming story is about a boy who meets a dragon living in the hills just outside his village. The boy and dragon find that they share a love of reading and poetry and become friends. When the villagers find out about the dragon, however, they quickly call St. George the Dragon Slayer to kill the dragon. The boy convinces St. George that the dragon is not a threat, and they work together to protect the dragon from the villagers.

“The Reluctant Dragon” opens at Carnegie Arts Center

TURLOCK — The Loft Theatre at the Carnegie Arts Center has been transformed into a dragon’s lair — full of books.

The multi-dimensional set also morphs into a number of other scenes with the use of visual media affects as LightBox Theatre Company presents its latest production, “The Reluctant Dragon.”

The show opens Friday at 7 p.m. and runs through Sunday, May 1. In all, a total of nine public performances and three school field trip shows are scheduled. Local schools are bringing students to the school performances and each student will receive a copy of “The Reluctant Dragon,” by Kenneth Grahame.

“The Reluctant Dragon” is a charming story about a boy who meets a dragon living in the hills just outside his village. The boy and dragon find that they share a love of reading and poetry and become friends. When the villagers find out about the dragon, however, they quickly call St. George the Dragon Slayer to kill the dragon. The boy convinces St. George that the dragon is not a threat, and they work together to protect the dragon from the villagers.

LightBox Theatre Company presents “The Reluctant Dragon",  at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock, CA. 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. The charming story is about a boy who meets a dragon living in the hills just outside his village. The boy and dragon find that they share a love of reading and poetry and become friends. When the villagers find out about the dragon, however, they quickly call St. George the Dragon Slayer to kill the dragon. The boy convinces St. George that the dragon is not a threat, and they work together to protect the dragon from the villagers.

With the use of projection effects, co-founder Eric Broadwater and his design team brought the play to life and created a beautiful set for the production. For example, Broadwater was able to depict the Dragon’s home library of thousands of books without actually staging thousands of books.

Co-founder Stefani Tsai and her team has assembled another talented cast, including Yaya Muñoz (Boy), Ron Daily (Dragon), Jonathan Howard (Father), Kristina Overman (Mother), and villagers played by Mark Hamilton and Angeleigha Arnold. Hamilton is also St. George, the dragon slayer.

Muñoz recently appeared in Sierra Repetory’s “The Music Man,” Daily was the lead in “The Fantasticks” this spring at Stanislaus State, and Hamilton was Winnie the Pooh in Stanislaus State’s “House at Pooh Corner.” LightBox fans who saw “Bunnicula” this past fall will recognize Arnold, who played Chester the Cat.

“The Reluctant Dragon” followed LightBox Theatre Company’s successful debut last October with its presentation of “Bunnicula,” at which more than 700 people attended the public and school performances.


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LightBox Presents The Reluctant Dragon

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LightBox Theatre Company has announced the dates of its spring production, “The Reluctant Dragon,” which will take place at the Carnegie Arts Center in Downtown Turlock.

Based on an 1898 children’s story by Kenneth Grahame, “The Reluctant Dragon” will run from April 22 to May 1 to include nine public performances, as well as three school performances.

The charming story is about a boy who meets a dragon living in the hills just outside his village. The boy and dragon find that they share a love of reading and poetry and become friends. When the villagers find out about the dragon, however, they quickly call St. George the Dragon Slayer to kill the dragon. The boy convinces St. George that the dragon is not a threat, and they work together to protect the dragon from the villagers.

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 extremely excited to bring another fun show to our community’s young audiences this spring,” Tsai said. “This production will feature some awesome audio/visual media designed by my partner Eric that I think people of all ages will really enjoy them.”

“The Reluctant Dragon” follows LightBox Theatre Company’s successful debut last October with its presentation of “Bunnicula.” More than 700 people attended the public and school performances.

LightBox Theatre Company

In association with Carnegie Arts Center
Presents

THE RELUCTANT DRAGON

Directed by: Stefani Tsai
Story by: Kenneth Grahame
Adapted for the Stage by: Ed Monk

The Loft Theater at Carnegie Arts Center
250 N. Broadway, Turlock

Public Performances:
Friday, April 22 & 29 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 23 & 30 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 24 & May 1 at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, April 27 at 2 p.m.

School Performances:
Tuesday, April 26 at 9:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
Wednesday, April 27 at 11 a.m.

Ticket Prices:
$12   General Admission
$10   C.A.C. Members
$8     Youth/Students with valid ID


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Auditions set for The Reluctant Dragon

Auditions for our 2016 Spring show, The Reluctant Dragon, is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 22. 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 Reluctant Dragon

Audition Dates & Times: Tuesday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m.; Callbacks on Wednesday, March 2, TBD.

Audition Location: Main Stage Theatre, Stanislaus State, Turlock

Audition Requirements
Actors should prepare a 1-2 minute comedic monologue and will be expected to cold read from the script.
Actors must be at least 17-years old

Cast Requirements

  • All actors must be available to perform during the week on Tuesday, April 26 and Wednesday, April 27 for school performances (see schedule above).
  • 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 on Feb. 22

Roles

  • 2 women – Mother, Ensemble
  • 2 men – Father, St. George
  • 2 male or female – Dragon, Boy

Performance Dates and Times:
Friday, April 22 @ 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 23 @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 24 @ 2 p.m.
Tuesday, April 26 @ 9:15 a.m.* and 11:45 a.m.*
Wednesday, April 27 @ 11 a.m.* and 2 p.m.
Friday, April 29 @ 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 30 @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 1 @ 2 p.m.
(*-school performances)

Performance Location: Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock


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Extra! Extra! Read all about it! LightBox Theatre Company was recently featured in the Modesto Bee and the Turlock Journal prior to its premiere of “Bunnicula.” Read what Deke Farrow of the Bee and Sabra Stafford of the Journal wrote and get the inside scoop about the production!

 

 

 

 

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New theater company leaps into life with ‘Bunnicula’ – The Modesto Bee

 

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Bunnicula fills house at the Loft Theater

The opening weekend of Bunnicula was a huge success thanks to all of the supporters and attendees! The cast and crew were pleased to present the first production by LightBox Theatre Company. Children and the young-at-heart adults enjoyed the 75-minute show with singing, dancing and laughter.

Youngsters were able to sit on the floor and be up close and personal with the actors and Bunnicula. Everyone were also able to meet, greet and pose for photos with the cast! There was a full house audience to enjoy the Sunday matinee performance.

‘Bunnicula’ continues this weekend, Oct. 9-11, with four more shows at the Carnegie Arts Center. Tickets are selling quickly, so stop by the Carnegie to pick up your tickets or order online now!


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Bunnicula set to open on Friday

TURLOCK — LightBox Theatre Company moved into the Carnegie Arts Center this week for its final preparations to make its debut of “Bunnicula” on Friday.

Based on the classic series written by James and Debroah Howe, “Bunnicula,” is a thrilling tale in which the Monroe family rescues a bunny from a movie theater. Chester (the family cat) and Harold (the family dog) agree that this new pet named Bunnicula is not an average animal, but disagree on how to accept him as one of their own. The cat and dog antics bring hilarity to a spooky situation that will keep young audiences entertained.

“Bunnicula,” will run during the first two weekends of October at the Carnegie Art’s Center’s Loft Theater in Downtown Turlock. Carnegie Art’s Center and LightBox will also bring students from Wakefield Elementary School to the Carnegie for three free performances, Oct. 6 and Oct. 8.

Stefani Tsai, who has a Ph.D. from UC Santa Barbara in Theatre Studies, is directing the play. Eric Broadwater, a veteran theater artist with a M.F.A., designed the production. The play features local actors from the community, Stanislaus State and Pitman High School.

For the past two months, the cast and crew of LightBox Theatre Company built the sets and rehearsed on the campus of Stanislaus State in a partnership with the CSU Stanislaus Theatre Department.

Tsai and Broadwater founded the company to produce adaptations of American literature for children and to develop new works that reflect the history, stories, and culture of the diverse Central Valley community. Additionally, the company will partner with school districts to provide opportunities for educators to introduce to their young students literature through live performances.