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UPCOMING AUDITIONS




             


Showdown at the Rainbow Ranch



Directed by Gary McCarver



​​​​​​​AUDITIONS: Sunday, Dec 8th and Monday the 9th at 7pm

PERFORMANCES: Feb 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23

REHEARSALS BEGIN: begin January 7th at 7pm


Please bring a head-shot and resume. Sides will be provided​​​​​​​.
Bring sheet music if interested in singing role.

​​​​​​​To celebrate our 30th year in San Juan Capistrano - The Camino Real Playhouse is reaching back to our earliest days for a favorite campy classic old-west Melodrama.

SYNOPSIS


If you're looking for the lure of the Old West, you'll find intrigue when a series of mysterious disappearances ends in murder and romance. Set in a farm kitchen just outside of San Juan Capistrano in 1898 when the wild west show hero Matthew Merriweather meets the brave and beautiful heir to the Rainbow Ranch - Rainbow Heatherton. Foam rocks will fly at the villainous banker Culver C. Cleaver as he aims to raise some dust. The Audience will tap their toes to tunes such "I'm So Good at Being Bad!" plus the great San Juan songs they have come to expect here at the Playhouse. Enjoy a cheer-filled finale when Heroes and Villains both get exactly what they deserve.
             

Cast Descriptions

(Cast size: 4 men & 4 women plus Cue Card Maven and Piano Player)

Rainbow Heatherton (Our Heroine) -
A brave and spirited young woman. (20ish+)

Hattie (Rainbow's Friend & protector) –
A true daughter of the old west. (30ish+)

Becky Mae Bidwell -
The sheriff's wife and ruler-touting school-marm. (40+)

Cadwell C. Cleaver (our Villain) -
A no-good bogus-banker that you will love to hate. (40+)

Toby -
Rainbow's faithful, simple, and good-hearted ranch hand and cowpoke. (20 to 30ish)

Matthew Merryweather (our Hero) -
A dashing trick-rider and sharpshooter. (20ish+)

Madame Zorelda -
A kindhearted fortune teller with a sharp wit and a cloudy past. (30ish+)

Sheriff Homer Bidwell -
Sometimes slow on the draw, but ever-dedicated lawman. (40+)

Paige Turner -
With cue-cards in hand this 'Maven of the Melodrama' keeps the audience on their toes. (16+)


             


The Red Velvet Cake War



Directed by Gina Treasure



​​​​​​​AUDITIONS: Sunday, January 12th and Monday the 13th at 7pm

PERFORMANCES: February 28,29, March 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15


Please bring a headshot and resume. Sides will be provided

SYNOPSIS


The Verdeen cousins from Sweetgum, Texas, could not have picked a worse time to throw their family reunion. They face an uphill battle as a parade of wildly eccentric Verdeens gathers on the hottest day of July, smack-dab in the middle of Texas tornado season. They can’t back out of it now that all the plans have been made. Unfortunately, things spin hilariously out of control when a neighbor’s pet devours everything edible, a one- eyed suitor shows up to declare his love and a jaw dropping high stakes wager is made on who bakes the best RED VELVET CAKE. As this fast-paced romp barrels toward its uproarious climax, you’ll wish your own family reunions were this much fun!
             

Cast Descriptions

(TEXAS DRAWL REQUIRED FOR ALL ROLES EXCEPT ELSA DOWDALL)

CEE CEE WINDHAM 35-50s
Sassy, stylish, personality plus. Host of a low budget cable access program

GAYNELLE VERDEEN BODEEN 35-50s
Frazzled, a walking nervous breakdown

AUBREY VERDEEN 70-80s
Good natured, oxygen dependent patriarch of the family

LaMERLE VERDEEN MINSHEW 60-70s
Self-serving, sharp-tongued, cold hearted matriarch of the family

PEACHES VERDEEN BELROSE Late 40s
Loud talking, fun loving, flashy dresser

JIMMIE WYVETTE VERDEEN 40s+
Manly, rough around the edges, good ole gal with an unfortunate uni-brow

BITSY HARGIS late 40s+
Perky, prim, nosey, 1950s throwback

NEWT BLAYLOCK 50s-60s
High energy, eccentric, wears an eyepatch

SHERIFF GROVER LOUT 45-60
Has a bad attitude

ELSA DOWDALL 35-50s
Stern, ultra-efficient psychologist (European accent)

MAMA DOLL HARGIS 70+
(Appears briefly end of both acts) Lacy little old lady . Wears cowboy boots

PURVIS VERDEEN 50-60s
(appears briefly in act 2) Wears flashy plaid pants, good ole boy, nerdy





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