Musical-Theater Buffs Can Audition This Weekend

Musical performers in and around the Island take note: Woodminster Summer Musicals in the Oakland Hills will soon begin practicing for its 46th Season at Joaquin Miller Park, which will feature “Fiddler On The Roof,” “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum,” and “CATS.” Auditions will take place this weekend, March 31 and April 1.

Woodminster shows are performed by a combination of professional actors and skilled non-professionals. The 2012 season offers over a hundred roles in three shows. AEA members should call 510-339-0241 to schedule an appointment.

Auditions for non-Equity actors will be at Woodminster Amphitheater in Joaquin Miller Park. Use the main park entrance at 3300 Joaquin Miller Blvd., and bear left, go up and over the hill, and then downhill all the way to the bottom parking lot. Sign in at the stage door.

There will be roles for some young teens in “Fiddler on the Roof.” Young actors who look at least 13 or 14 should attend the general auditions.

Dance auditions are taking place on Saturday, March 31, at 10 a.m., at Woodminster Amphitheater
, as well as on Sunday, April 1, at 10 a.m. at Joaquin Miller Community Center, 3594 Sanborn Drive (at entrance to Joaquin Miller Park). 

Singing auditions are set for Saturday, March 31, 1-4 p.m., and Sunday, April 1, from 1-4 p.m.
 Performers are asked to prepare 16 bars each of two contrasting songs and bring music in the key you will sing it. An accompanist will be provided (and required) for all singers.

Performers are also asked to attend Saturday or Sunday, not both. (Actors who are attending both dance and singing auditions may choose to do them on the same day, or one each day.)

Traditionally, several Alameda residents and public school teachers have performed lead and other roles in the shows.

Janet Levaux