Lewis Family Playhouse - Mainstreet Theatre Company

Current Auditions

By Damon Chua

Producer: City of Rancho Cucamonga/The MainStreet Theatre Company/ Murry Hepner
Director: Tim Dang
Choreographer: Tom Tsai
Original Music by Howard Ho


EQUITY EPA's will be held on
Thursday February 7, 2019
Boston Court Pasadena
70 N. Mentor Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sign Ups will begin at 9:00 AM

Please prepare an appropriate short monologue (no more than one minute) that shows your vocal versatility in handling language (prose, verse, rap etc.) and characters. Most people cast will be playing multiple roles. Be prepared to improvise characters (and even sing a capella)!

AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY will be held on Thursday, February 21st, at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center in Rancho Cucamonga.

If you wish to be considered for an appointment, we prefer that you access our audition information on Actors Access/Breakdown Express and submit through that system.

If you can’t access Actors Access you may mail your picture/resume to:

Murry Hepner
Victoria Gardens Cultural Center/Lewis Family Playhouse
12505 Cultural Center Drive
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
Email your resume and LOW-RES picture to MainStreetTheatreCompany@cityofrc.us.

All Actors in this production will be signed to an Equity Contract. If you are non-union, you are welcome to attend our Open Call, and we will see you if time permits. We’d like all eligible, experienced actors to have the opportunity to be seen. The show rehearses 6 days a week for 40 hours a week, during daytime hours.

***Call backs will be held on Monday, February 25th in the morning.

1st Rehearsal: April 9, 2019
1st Performance: April 29, 2019
Final Performance: May 19, 2019

Looking for a cast of 6 versatile Asian-American Actors, for the West Coast premiere of an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story, written by Damon Chua and directed by Tim Dang. The story is set in China in 1723, but MainStreet’s production will also include contemporary elements, including hip-hop and rap. In this adaptation, the Emperor must choose which of his two sons will succeed him as ruler of the land. One of them schemes with a corrupt prime minister to win at all costs, while the other is helped by his mother and a magical bird, to ultimately make the right choices. The play includes some humorous characters and contemporary references, all leading to deeper understanding of what it means to be a leader. The script includes references to classic Chinese poetry, language, and songs, and the production will include movement and original music.

The show is geared for ages 6 and up, but MainStreet shows never talk down to the audience – the opposite – we believe that children are inherently imaginative and smart. The sophisticated production values and the universal message about what it means to grow up and be a leader should appeal to all ages!

Character Descriptions

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About MainStreet Theatre Company

MainStreet Theatre Company is the resident professional Theatre For Young Audiences Company at the Lewis Family Playhouse. This critically acclaimed Equity company produces high quality theatrical productions especially for children and families and designed exclusively for the Lewis Family Playhouse stage. Drawing from creative talent from all over Southern California, the MainStreet Theatre Company introduces children to the wonder of live theatre - and helps to nurture a life-long love of the performing arts!

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