Open Auditions for “The Kitchen Witches” come to Brush Creek on July 15 and 16

Brush Creek’s next hilarious comedy is Caroline Smith’s The Kitchen Witches — winner of the 2005 Samuel French Canadian Playwrights Contest — to be directed by John Sams.

Come be part of this entertaining production. Brush Creek will be holding open auditions at 2 pm on both Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16.  The play requires two females in their 50s or 60s and one man in his 30s or early 40s. It also includes a very funny non-speaking role that can be played by young man or young woman.

Samuel French, Inc. describes the play as follows:

Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two “mature” cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. When circumstances put them together on a TV show called The Kitchen Witches, the insults are flung harder than the food! Dolly’s long-suffering TV-producer son Stephen tries to keep them on track, but as long as Dolly’s dressing room is one inch closer to the set than Isobel’s, it’s a losing battle, and the show becomes a rating smash as Dolly and Isobel top both Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer!

The characters are….

DOLLY BIDDLE, who indulges herself with anything life has to offer whenever possible – even if it’s not good for her!? – and her creative imagination knows no bounds. She is intensely proud of her son Stephen, loves to dispense advice along with recipes for cabbage rolls and borscht and hates Isobel Lomax with an intensity usually reserved for detonating nuclear devices.

STEPHEN BIDDLE, a nervous, prematurely balding but decent young man who actually enjoys producing low-budget cable TV shows, even when his Mom is the star. Bright and capable, if somewhat shy, but always reluctant to confront Dolly on her many shortcomings. He’s not a fighter – he’d rather be a lover, but nobody’s asked him yet.

ISOBEL LOMAX  thinks Martha Stewart could learn something about homemaking from her. She trained at the Cordon Bleu and enjoyed a successful career, including her own show “Busy Izzy”. Isobel likes people to think she has a much classier background than reality supports; she would never go out without being properly accessorized. At heart, she is a bright funny and articulate woman who has come to terms with the choices she made early in life.

ROB THE CAMERA GUY (or ROBERTA THE CAMERA CHICK) – Non-speaking role (except for one line!). Rob is a young “Goth” inspired person; Stephen is a little afraid of him/her. He/she cleans up the sets, resets props, carries the portable camera around during the “live broadcasts” and despite his/her appearance, is generally extremely efficient and precise.

The play is scheduled to run Friday, September 22 thru Sunday, October 8.

For more information contact Director John Sams at Sams426@comcast.net.

Brush Creek holds auditions for “It’s a Wonderful Life” on September 26 and 27

Brush Creek is preparing to bring a beloved holiday classic to its stage — and you can be a part of this marvelous holiday production!  “It’s a Wonderful Life” comes to captivating life as a life 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

Brush Creek will be casting its production using open auditions at 6 pm on both Monday, September 26 and Tuesday, September 27. The auditions will be held at the theater, which is located at 11535 Silverton Road (the intersection of Brush Creek and Silverton Roads — the parking lot entrance is off Brush Creek Road).

This is a wonderful opportunity for actors of all ages and experience levels. The play requires a cast of at least 3 men and 2 women, but director Norman Gouveia hopes to work with an ensemble of 10 to 12 actors or even more!

Rehearsals will depend upon roles and cast availability but typically occur weekday evenings. The production will open Friday, November 18 and run thru Sunday, December 4.

The script by Joe Landry is an adaptation of the original screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, and Jo Swerling — the screen version directed by Capra and starring Jimmy Stewart is a beloved holiday classic. And now you can help bring it to life for your friends and neighbors here on Brush Creek’s stage!

No preparation is necessary to audition. Just show up, ready to have a bit of fun.

 

Melodrama Auditions June 5 and June 6!

Open Auditions June 5 at 5 pm and June 6 at 6 pm.

Brush Creek is conducting open auditions for our summer melodrama, “Love in the Cucumber Patch.”

We seek a villain, a dupe, a hero, a “mystery” man, a mother, a heroine, a “special” friend to the villain, and a mom to the dupe. 

Our villain, F Farthingay Foulweather, is trying to take over the land of Purity Hawthorne & her mother. Hercules Strong, our hero, is trying his best to stop FFF. Will he succeed, will he fall to Scarlet Harlet’s charms? Will Jonah, the mystery man, reveal himself? 

Oh my, oh my…….all will be resolved beginning July 29 start date…………….. and running through August 14, with performances Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

No audition preparation is required. This is a great for beginners and experienced actors, including teens through “mature” adults. The Brush Creek melodrama is great summer fun!

Auditions for Ages 5 (or so) to 18 — “The Brothers Grimm Tale of Snow White”

Auditions for The Brothers Grimm Tale of Snow White
— 2016 Children & Youth Show

Brush Creek Players will be opening our 2016 season with “The Brothers Grimm Tale of Snow White” — but first we have to get just the right cast in place!.

Who: Young actors and would-be actors, ages 5 (or so) thru 18, regardless of experience level.

What: Auditions for The Brothers Grimm Tale of Snow White, by Michael Wood (returning to the Brush Creek stage following its premiere in 2009).

When: 1 pm, Saturday, December 5, — and 1 pm, Sunday, December 6.

Where: Brush Creek Playhouse, 11535 Silverton Road, between Salem and Silverton (enter the parking lot from Brush Creek Road).

Why: Because it’s fun! Take the chance to let your creative side run wild!.

The Brothers Grimm recorded the folk tale of Snow White hundreds of years ago — but you may not know the whole story. Do you think you know the story of the beautiful young princess, her evil stepmother, the seven delightfully quirky dwarfs who give her refuge, the evil spell that threatens her doom, and the prince who comes to her rescue? You may be in for a surprise or two!

Rehearsals will begin in January and run until the show opens on Friday, February 19 — it will run weekends through Sunday, March 6. We normally run four performances of the children & youth show each weekend, but we also usually run two separate casts, so it will be possible to accommodate a limited number of performance conflicts.

The production will be directed again this year by long-time children & youth show director Linda Zellner — with the support of Assistant Director Emily Wood.

Auditions for “A Bench in the Sun” January 31 and February 1

Brush Creek Players are holding open auditions for “A Bench in the Sun,” written by Ron Clark and directed by Sonja Persey. Auditions will be at Brush Creek Playhouse at 2 pm on both Saturday, January 31, and Sunday, February 1.
Cast needed: 2 males & 1 female (playing roles 52 and older)Performance dates: April 10-12, April 17-19 and April 24-26

Synopsis of play: Harold and Burt, longtime friends, live in a retirement home and spend their days on a bench in the garden bickering. A once famous actress has just moved in, giving them something new to argue over. When they learn that the home is about to be sold and they will have to find a new residence, the three join forces to prevent this upsetting development.

No preparation is required. Reading will be done from a script.

For questions or more information please contact director Sonja Persey at aussiemixmom@yahoo.com of call Michael Wood at 503-508-3682.

 

Auditions for Brush Creek’s 2015 Children & Youth Show!

Auditions for “The Fairy Princess” at Brush Creek Playhouse!

1 pm on Saturday, December 6

1 pm on Sunday, December 7

Come join the fun! Young actors (or would-be actors) younger than 18 are encouraged to audition. No experience needed.

This year’s play promises a rollickin’ good time, with parts of all sizes for both male and female actors. No one willing to commit to the show will be turned away!

The play (written by Michael Wood) will be directed again this year by Linda Zellner, Brush Creek’s long-time children & youth show director. The production will open Friday, February 13 and run for three weekends to end Sunday, March 1.

For more information, contact the theater at BCP@aol.com or by calling Michael Wood at 503-508-3682.

Further Auditions for Melodrama “Prunella” — June 28 and 29

Brush Creek is casting our annual melodrama — further auditions for “Prunella of the Springs” will be held at the theater on Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29. Auditions begin both days at 1 pm.

Rehearsals begin will begin Monday, July 14 and the show will open on Friday August 8 and run for three weekends (with performances Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons).

This is an original melodrama, written by Shannon Copeland and & Janet Carter. Director Norman Gouveia gives us the following “lowdown” on the show:

“Eeeevvvelll Slick Slimeball wants to get his hands on the mineral springs that belongs to Mrs Purity Goodheart & her lovely, innocent daughter, Prunella. He has a plan to turn Hubbard into the Mecca of the Mid-Willamette Valley. He has a dupe, Poindexter & a secret wife in Scarlet Bareall, the proprietress of the Marquam Saloon & Gamboling House. Helping Prunella is our hero, Chester A. Bighunk, who is loyal and kind and good. Will Slick’s plan fail? Will he get the Springs? Only the piano player, Willamette Willy, who has a secret past, knows—–or DOES he????”

Come join the fun!

 

Brush Creek is casting “Prunella of the Springs” June 15 and 16

Brush Creek is casting our annual melodrama — open auditions for “Prunella of the Springs” will be held at the theater on Sunday (June 15) at 5 pm (giving you just the time you need to attend the matinee for “Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will?”) and Monday (June16) at 6:30.

Rehearsals begin will begin Monday, July 14 and the show will open on Friday August 8 and run for three weekends (with performances Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons).

This is an original melodrama, written by Shannon Copeland and & Janet Carter. Director Norman Gouveia gives us the following “lowdown” on the show:

“Eeeevvvelll Slick Slimeball wants to get his hands on the mineral springs that belongs to Mrs Purity Goodheart & her lovely, innocent daughter, Prunella. He has a plan to turn Hubbard into the Mecca of the Mid-Willamette Valley. He has a dupe, Poindexter & a secret wife in Scarlet Bareall, the proprietress of the Marquam Saloon & Gamboling House. Helping Prunella is our hero, Chester A. Bighunk, who is loyal and kind and good. Will Slick’s plan fail? Will he get the Springs? Only the piano player, Willamette Willy, who has a secret past, knows—–or DOES he????”

Come join the fun!

Auditions for Schoolmarm’s Inn Danger: 8/4 at 1pm and 8/5 at 6:30pm

BRUSH CREEK PLAYERS will be holding open auditions for the annual melodrama, Schoolmarm’s Inn Danger.

The Production runs September 27 – October 13, 2013

Directed by Norman Gouveia

Auditions will be on Sunday August 4th at 1 PM and Monday August 5th at 6:30 PM.

Into the small western town of Frittergulch comes gentle, young schoolmarm Molly Dewdrop. She finds herself at the Frittergulch Inn, owned and operated by lovable Betty Baxter and Betty’s brother, handsome hero Biff. All is idyllic until Molly wins the British Isles Sweepstakes. With the money, she intends to build the finest school the prairie has ever seen. She fears the sudden fortune will force her dark secret into the light. Enter, from the darkest corner of Molly’s past, the villainous Blacky LaRoach. Will Blacky ruin Molly’s chance for happiness with Biff? Or will he destroy the dreams of the people of Frittergulch, who only desire to have the finest school in the territory? Or will Biff be able to stop him before it’s too late? Because the “School Marm’s Inn Trouble”!!!     The cast calls for 2 women & 3 men.  Ages – women, between late teens & middle 40’s (or so), men, the same.

Melodrama Auditions – Schoolmarm’s Inn Danger

BRUSH CREEK PLAYERS will be holding open auditions for the annual Melodrama, Schoolmarm’s Inn Danger, directed by Norman Gouveia. 

Sunday July 7th at 1PM and Monday July 8th at 6:30 PM

Production runs August 9 – 25

Into the small western town of Frittergulch comes gentle, young schoolmarm Molly Dewdrop. She finds herself at the Frittergulch Inn, owned and operated by lovable Betty Baxter and Betty’s brother, handsome hero Biff. All is idyllic until Molly wins the British Isles Sweepstakes. With the money, she intends to build the finest school the prairie has ever seen. She fears the sudden fortune will force her dark secret into the light. Enter, from the darkest corner of Molly’s past, the villainous Blacky LaRoach.   Will Blacky ruin Molly’s chance for happiness with Biff? Or will he destroy the dreams of the people of Frittergulch, who only desire to have the finest school in the territory? Or will Biff be able to stop him before it’s too late? Because the “School Marm’s Inn Trouble”!!!  

The cast calls for 2 women & 3 men.  Ages – women, between late teens & middle 40’s (or so), men, the same.