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CHAUTAUQUA PLAYHOUSE – “Hansel and Gretel” a musical adaptation by Warren Harrison.

DECEMBER 5, 6:30 PM – 5325 Engle Rd. – Carmichael (in the La Sierra Community Center)

The Chautauqua Playhouse Children’s Theatre will hold auditions for their production of “Hansel and Gretel” based on the melodies of Humperdinck. Although the music is based on the opera, operatic voices are not required.

This show, from the story by the Brothers Grimm, will open on February 11 and play for 3 Saturday afternoons at the Playhouse. The show will be directed by Warren Harrison, with Carolyn Gregory serving as assistant director.


PARTS OPEN – Strong singers desired

HANSEL – May be played either by a teen or an adult. Mezzo soprano range.

GRETEL – May be played either by a teen or an adult. Soprano.

DEW FAIRY/SANDMAN – teen or adult. Soprano


The parts of the witch, the mother and the father have been precast


Please bring a song and be prepared to sing 16 measures or more. Also, be prepared for easy choreography and cold reading from the script.

Please bring a resume and headshot to the addition.

Rehearsals will start in early January.

Questions? Email



Chautauqua Playhouse will hold auditions for “Nana’s Naughty Knickers” on Tuesday, December 6 at 7:00 pm. at the Playhouse. The new comedy by Katherine Di Savino will be directed by Warren Harrison. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring a resume and headshot.


Sylvia Charles – in her early 80s, living like she’s in her early 20s. The mastermind behind Saucy Slips, Etc., and the proud tenant of a rent-controlled apartment.

Vera Walters – Sylvia’s aged accomplice: equipped with 2 hearing aids and a collapsible walker.

Bridget Charles – Sylvia’s unsuspecting, 20 – something, soon-to-be law-student granddaughter.

Tom O’Grady – the newest cop on the force, happily assigned to the beat where Sylvia’s apartment is.

Gil Schmidt – the landlord, overly eager to rid himself of his aged tenants. 60s

Heather van Pree – employee of Saucy Lips – looking for a better opportunity, a modeling career, or just her boxes. Age 40+.

Clair – the big client. Mid 60s.

UPS man – cute and a little lonely.

Other UPS man - The strong and silent type. (May be doubled with another part)


The story involves a young woman who moves in with her grandmother, only to find that Granny is running and illegal boutique for senior citizens.

Production dates are February 3 through March 5.

Rehearsals will start the week after Christmas.

Questions? Email

Chautauqua Playhouse is located at 5325 Engle Rd. in Carmichael (in the La Sierra Community Center)