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Auditions begin 7 months ago
Sunday, October 14, 2018: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday, October 15, 2018: 7 pm - 9:30 pm
(auditionees need come only on one day)

Callbacks Tuesday, October 16, 2018: 7 pm
Callbacks Thursday, October 18, 2018: 7 pm
(you may be requested to attend one or both callbacks)

Rehearsals begin April 14, 2019
Performances are on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays Jun 22 - Jul 20, 2019
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Roles for Will Rogers Follies
Character Gender Age Vocal Range Description
Will Rogers male 40-59 warm baritone low Ab - F The star of the Ziegfeld Follies, strong, charismatic performer with the ability to entertain the audience with a natural and calming charm; knowledge or willing to learn to spin a rope; ability to play guitar is ideal. Must deliver many long monologues.
Betty Blake female 30-49 alto Low F - Eb Will's wife, engaging warm actress with the ability to sing many musical styles from romantic ballads to belted torch songs, strong performer.
Ziegfeld's Favorite female 20-39 belter low G - mid Bb A show girl, knack for comedy, long-legged and statuesque.
Clem Rogers male 60-79 character baritone B - E Wil's sharp and witty father, mature actor, also doubles as Will's butler and ranch pianist, does not actually have to play the piano; gruff and stern, also able to give fatherly advice.
Wiley Post male 30-59 does not sing Airplane pilot.
Ziegfeld Girls female any various Leggy showgirls.
Ziegfeld Cowboys male any sing close harmony Featured male quartet, Will's wranglers
Florenz Ziegfeld male any voice only
Will Jr. male 11 Will's son
Mary female 9-10 Will's daughter
James male 8-9 Will's son
Freddy male 7-8 Will's son

The Staff
Director Doug Baird
Assistant to the DirectorJill Peter
Music DirectorRon Bowman
Vocal DirectorSam Cisneros
ChoreographerJennifer Gorgulho
Costume DesignerSharon Peng
Scenic DesignerAndy Duprey
Sound DesignersAngela Yeung
Sound CoordinatorDan Singletary
Sound OperatorsZack Biegel and Dave Raiman
Lighting DesignerMike Munoz
Light Board OperatorDawn Johnson
Follow Spot OperatorsDon Masuda, Emily Oberheim
ProducerLiz Dale
Assistant ProducerNancy Kwong
Associate ProducerEarl Masuda
Stage ManagerMike Mackenzie and Dave Raiman
Assistant Stage ManagerNita Rabe-Uyeno
Tech CrewFrank Sherlock
Tech/Construction DirectorEd Hand
Painting Crew
Props Coordinator
Props MistressNancy Dean
Hair and Makeup DesignerChristine Ormseth
Publicity/MarketingCynthia Rust-Greaves
Staff PhotographerEdmond Kwong
Program and Box OfficeMarge Hand
House ManagerJudy Pincus
Audition PianistsSamuel Cisneros
Rehearsal PianistsSamuel Cisneros

Auditions and callbacks at
Saratoga Civic Theater
13777 Fruitvale Ave
Saratoga, CA
Most rehearsals at
WVLO Rehearsal Hall
500 E. McGlincey Ave
Campbell, CA
Performances at
Saratoga Civic Theater
13777 Fruitvale Ave
Saratoga, CA

Audition Guidelines & General Information

Auditionees, you have won our hearts and minds just by reading this audition form! So don't be nervous or hesitant to come join us. We welcome you to come on down and have some fun with us. We cannot wait to see your amazing talents!!

The audition will include:

  1. Singing— 16 - 32 bars of a contemporary Broadway song which best shows your vocal range and dramatics, with the option for the music director to ask for more of the song if needed. You will be asked to stop at 32 bars!
    • PLEASE bring sheet music in your key with cuts marked. An accompanist will be provided.
    • NO impromptu vocal, acapella, or recorded accompaniment PLEASE!
  2. Dancing— you will be shown a short routine and asked to perform.
  3. Auditionees will be notified of casting results by email after the close of auditions on October 18th. Note: some actors may be cast without being called back.


  • Roles open to all races & ethnicities
  • No roles are pre-cast.
  • Auditions will close promptly at times stated.
  • All actors to play age appropriate
  • No AEA (Actors Equity Association)— no actor stipend or subsidy.
  • Headshot: Bring a headshot if you have one. Don't worry if you don't, we'll take an audition photo on audition day.
  • Rehearsals: Generally, rehearsals are Monday through Thursday evenings 7pm - 10pm, and Sundays 6 pm - 9 pm. Some Saturday rehearsals may also be scheduled. Not everyone will be called to attend all rehearsals. After casting, the specific rehearsal dates for each actor (role) will be established.
  • Conflicts: You will have an opportunity at auditions to indicate your conflicts so please bring your personal calendar for the show rehearsal and production window.
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Questions: email auditions@wvlo.org
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