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WHITE CHRISTMAS Auditions, September 9th and 10th at 6:30pm.

Lots of peo­ple have been ask­ing me about Irv­ing Berlin songs to sing for audi­tions. There are many that are musi­cal the­atre stan­dards, but here are a few char­ac­ter spe­cific choices that you may make:
For Bob and Phil:
White Christ­mas
Let Your­self Go
How Deep is the Ocean?
Blue Skies
For Betty:
Love, You Didn’t Do Right Be Me
For Judy:
I Love a Piano
For Martha:
Falling Out of Love Can Be Fun
Let Me Sing and I’m Happy
For Susan:
Let Me Sing and I’m Happy

You don’t have to sing one of these songs, how­ever for the lead roles, it wouldn’t hurt. We will prob­a­bly be using them for call­backs. They are all on the cast album, which is avail­able from
For all other roles, any Irv­ing Berlin song would be great!
Look­ing for­ward to see­ing lots of folks at the audi­tions.
Remem­ber, Bring sheet music or CD. NO HAPPY BIRTHDAY’S WILL BE ALLOWED! Be pre­pared to dance, jazz and tap. 42ND STREET tap­pers, come on down!!!!!  ALL ARE WELCOME!

Jim Cole­man
Artis­tic Director






The open­ing show of the 2012–2013 sea­son is the clas­sic musi­cal, GREASE!  The com­pany is in full rehearsals for a Sep­tem­ber 5th opening.

Here is the cast list!
Danny…Ian Trueb
Sandy…Jessica Smith
Kenickie…Matt Sac­ulla
Rizzo…Holly Halay
Roger…Christoher Mar­tin
Marty…Tiffany Davis
Doody…Colton Har­ris
Frenchy…Lydia Merriam-Pigg
Sonny…Joaquin Lewis III
Jan…Katy Uyeno
Eugene…Brandon Chaf­fin
Patty…Taylor Carnes
Johnny Casino/Teen Angel…Kevin Web­ster
Cha Cha…Lynsie Haley
Vince Fontaine, Grady Tay­lor
Miss Lynch…Sheri Garland

Directed by Joseph Toon (debut), Chore­og­ra­phy by Terra Fear­rand (debut), and Musi­cal Direc­tion by Jim Coleman.…Sets and light­ing by Terry Smith and Elsa Ful­ton is cos­tum­ing the show.

For tick­ets, call the Box Office at (209) 473‑2424


SCT, JR. is Stock­ton Civic Theatre’s sum­mer con­ser­va­tory pro­gram for young peo­ple. This won­der­ful pro­gram is for stu­dents from third grade all the way through high school. This past week­end audi­ences were treated to a won­der­ful pro­duc­tion of Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID, JR. The pro­gram is directed by Dom­i­nee Muller Kim­ball, and her col­lab­o­ra­tors are Judy Caru­son Willam­son as Chore­o­g­ra­pher, and Paul Kim­ball as Musi­cal Direc­tor. They have been a team for the last four or five years. Carol Barry made her debut as Scenic Designer, and a beau­ti­ful set it was. Terry Smith pro­vided the mag­i­cal light­ing, and Carol Myrick and Kathie Dixon pro­vided the 90 cos­tumes for the pro­duc­tion.  All 6 per­for­mances were SOLD OUT! mak­ing this the most suc­cess­ful pro­duc­tion of SCT Jr. thus far! This would not hap­pen with­out the tremen­dous sup­port from the fam­i­lies of the stu­dents, who all will­ingly were avail­able for any task they were needed for.

SCT Jr. hap­pens every year, start­ing in June and end­ing the first week­end in August with their pro­duc­tion per­for­mances. Appli­ca­tions are avail­able start­ing in April.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the cast and crew for a job well done!




STOCKTON, CA: Stock­ton Civic The­atre has announced the nom­i­nees for the 2011–2012 season’s Willie Award Pre­sen­ta­tions, sched­uled for Sun­day, August 12, with cock­tails at 6 p.m. and awards cer­e­mony at 7 p.m.

The Willie Awards, named tongue-in-cheek after William Shake­speare, were founded in 1953 as a means of hon­or­ing the pro­duc­ers, per­form­ers and tech­ni­cians for SCT shows dur­ing the sea­son. The pro­gram, directed by James Reed, will fea­ture per­for­mances by the theatre’s actors in open­ing and clos­ing num­bers and between pre­sen­ta­tions of awards. The theme is “The Willies Go to the Movies.”

Out­stand­ing achieve­ment will be rec­og­nized for the season’s six shows: “For­ever Plaid,” “Hair­spray,” “Dearly Beloved,” “I Do! I Do!,” “On Golden Pond,” and “Sweeney Todd.” The cat­e­gories and nom­i­nees are:

Out­stand­ing Lead Actor in a Musi­cal
Jacob Bron­son as Jinx in FOREVER PLAID
Jim Cole­man as Edna Turn­blad in HAIRSPRAY
Kevin Costello as Sweeney Todd in SWEENEY TODD
Mike Moon as Michael in I DO, I DO

Out­stand­ing Lead Actress in a Musi­cal

Melissa Esau as Agnes in I DO, I DO
Randi Linee as Mrs. Lovett in SWEENEY TODD
Katy Uyeno as Tracy Turn­blad in HAIRSPRAY

Out­stand­ing Sup­port­ing Actor in a Musi­cal
Jacob Bron­son as Tobias in SWEENEY TODD
Rudy Roods Brown as Sea­weed in HAIRSPRAY
John Hop­kins as Wilbur Turn­blad in HAIRSPRAY

Out­stand­ing Sup­port­ing Actress in a Musi­cal
Eliz­a­beth Costello as The Beg­gar Woman in SWEENEY TODD
Holly Halay as Penny Pin­gle­ton in HAIRSPRAY
Leanita Tay­lor as Motor­mouth May­belle in HAIRSPRAY

Out­stand­ing Lead Actor in a Play
Richard Garvin as Dub Dub­berly in DEARLY BELOVED
Michael Strat­ford as Nor­man Thayer in ON GOLDEN POND

Out­stand­ing Lead Actress in a Play
Bon­nie DeChant as Honey Raye Futrelle in DEARLY BELOVED
Sherry Dumas as Ethel Thayer in ON GOLDEN POND
Jen­nifer Nelson-Burgher as Frankie Futrelle in DEARLY BELOVED

Out­stand­ing Sup­port­ing Actor in a Play
Richard Garvin as Bill Ray in ON GOLDEN POND
Dalin Nel­son as Billy Ray in ON GOLDEN POND
Matt Sac­ulla as Justin Waverly in DEARLY BELOVED

Out­stand­ing Sup­port­ing Actress in a Play
Jen­nifer Nelson-Burgher as Chelsea Thayer Wayne in ON GOLDEN POND
Sheri Gar­land as Patsy Price in DEARLY BELOVED
Judy Caruso Williamson as Geneva Mus­grave in DEARLY BELOVED

Out­stand­ing Set Design
Brian John­son for ON GOLDEN POND

Brian John­son for SWEENEY TODD
Terry Smith for DEARLY BELOVED

Out­stand­ing Light­ing Design
Hugh Litfin for ON GOLDEN POND

Terry Smith for DEARLY BELOVED
Terry Smith for SWEENEY TODD

Out­stand­ing Sound Design
Brian John­son for ON GOLDEN POND

Nathen Neill for SWEENEY TODD
James Sny­der for I DO, I DO

Out­stand­ing Cos­tume Design

Elsa Ful­ton for DEARLY BELOVED

Cathy Hast­ings & Kathy Dixon for SWEENEY TODD
Liz Kast­ner for ON GOLDEN POND

Out­stand­ing Chore­og­ra­phy
Melissa Esau for FOREVER PLAID
Jen­nifer Hast­ings for I DO, I DO
James Reed, Jen­nifer Hast­ings and Kathryn Esau for HAIRSPRAY

Out­stand­ing Musi­cal Direc­tion
Jim Cole­man for HAIRSPRAY
Jim Cole­man for I DO, I DO
Jim Cole­man for SWEENEY TODD
Jim Cole­man and Karen Rogers for FOREVER PLAID

Out­stand­ing Pro­duc­tion of a Play
Jim Cole­man for DEARLY BELOVED
Richard Garvin for ON GOLDEN POND

Out­stand­ing Pro­duc­tion of a Musi­cal
Jim Cole­man for SWEENEY TODD
James Reed for HAIRSPRAY
Coraleta Rogers for FOREVER PLAID
Elaine Sac­ulla for I DO, I DO

All tick­ets for the Willie Awards Pre­sen­ta­tions are $12, and can be ordered by call­ing the Box Office at 473‑2424.



Stock­ton Civic Theatre’s sum­mer youth pro­gram, SCT, Jr., presents this year’s pro­duc­tion, “The Lit­tle Mer­maid Jr.” This full-scale pro­duc­tion is the cul­mi­na­tion of a full month’s sum­mer work­shop offer­ing youth expe­ri­ence in act­ing, singing and danc­ing. The 60-minute musi­cal, designed for youth from grades 3 through 12, is based on the 2008 Broad­way pro­duc­tion and the 1989 ani­mated fea­ture film. The SCT, Jr. cast con­tains over 80 stu­dents led by direc­tor Dom­i­nee Muller-Kimball.

The Lit­tle Mer­maid, Jr.” takes place in a mag­i­cal king­dom beneath the sea, where a beau­ti­ful young mer­maid named Ariel, played by Bri­anna Ligon, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, the king of the sea, escape the clutches of an evil sea witch and con­vince a prince that she’s the girl with the per­fect voice.

Says Muller-Kimball, “This summer’s pro­gram has pro­gressed with an excep­tion­ally strong set of tal­ented young­sters. “Lit­tle Mer­maid, Jr.” is a tech­ni­cal chal­lenge that we are find­ing fas­ci­nat­ing to mount. Cre­at­ing under­wa­ter effects, sea crea­tures, seag­ulls, French chefs, and – of course – mer­maids is a com­pli­cated process in any the­atre. We think SCT is def­i­nitely up to the chal­lenge, and audi­ences will be pleased with the results.”

Pro­duced by spe­cial arrange­ment with Music The­atre Inter­na­tional, per­for­mances of “The Lit­tle Mer­maid, Jr.” are sched­uled for Thurs­day, August 2, and Fri­day, August 3, at 7 p.m., and Sat­ur­day, August 4, and Sun­day August 5, at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. For more infor­ma­tion, call the Box Office Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at (209) 473‑2424, or go online at