Auditions for Grease are being held at 6th St Playhouse

Auditions for Grease are being held at 6th St Playhouse

Sunday, April 6th, at 6:30 p.m in the Rehearsal Room – General Call*

Tuesday, April 8th, at 6:30 p.m in the Rehearsal Room – Call Back

Where: All audition days will be held at 6th Street Playhouse, located at 52 W. 6th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Prepare: Actors should bring a headshot and resumé to the audition. Actors should prepare a two-minute comedic monologue and 32 bars of a Broadway song that is in the style of the show, or may sing a song from the show. For the dancing audition, actors should be warmed up and wearing proper clothing and footwear to move in a dance combination, which will be taught by the choreographer. Changing areas will be provided if needed.

Call Backs: Many actors will be asked to come to the call backs on April 8th. Actors who are called back will be notified either at the end of the Sunday audition, or via phone or email the morning of the call back.

Rehearsals/Performances: Rehearsals for this production will tentatively begin the week of April 28th, 2014. The production opens and runs June 13th – July 6th, 2014.

All adult acting positions are paid a $250.00 stipend.

Grease will be directed and choreographed by Staci Arriaga and music directed by Tina Lloyd Meals.

*To RSVP for the general audition on Sunday, April 6th, please contact:
Natalie Herman, Interim Company Manager
natalie@6thstreetplayhouse.com

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Auditions for Thoroughly Modern Millie – February 16–18

6th Street Playhouse will be seeing adult actors for Thoroughly Modern Millie.
When:
Sunday, February 16th, 2014 in the Rehearsal Room – General Call*

6:30 p.m General Singing/Acting & Dance Audition
Monday, February 17th, 2014 in Rehearsal Room – Call Back
6:30 p.m Advanced Dancing and Singing from Score
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 in Studio Theatre – Call Back
7:00 p.m Cold Readings and Singing from the Score TBA
Where: All audition days will be held at 6th Street Playhouse, located at 52 W. 6th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401Prepare: Actors should bring a headshot and resumé to the audition. Actors should prepare a two-minute comedic monologue and 32 bars of a Broadway song that is in the style of the show, or may sing a song from the show. For the dancing audition, actors should be warmed up and wearing proper clothing and footwear to move in a dance combination, which will be taught by the choreographer. Changing areas will be provided if needed.

PLEASE NOTE: All actors wishing to be seen for featured dance roles need to provide their own tap shoes or hard soled footwear that can create tap sounds.

Call Backs: Many actors will be asked to come to the call backs on February 17th and 18th. Actors who are called back will be notified either at the end of the Sunday audition, or via phone or email the morning of the call back.Rehearsals/Performances: Rehearsals for this production will tentatively begin the week of March 27th, 2014. The production opens and runs May 2nd – May 25th, 2014.

*To RSVP for the general audition on Sunday, February 16th, please contact:
Natalie Herman, Assistant to the Artistic Director
assistant@6thstreetplayhouse.com

All roles are open at this time
All adult acting positions are paid a $250.00 stipend.
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Auditions for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels — December 15th and 16th at 6th Street Playhouse

 

 

 Auditions for 

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

6th Street Playhouse and Lucky Penny Productions will be seeing Adult actors for roles in their upcoming co-production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

  • Sunday, December 15, 2013 in the Studio Theatre – General Call*
    • 6:00PM – 10:00PM: General Singing/Acting & Dance Audition
  • Monday, December 16, 2013 in Costume Shop – Call Back
    • 6:00PM – 10:00PM: Cold Readings & Singing from Score

Where: All audition days will be held at 6th Street Playhouse, located at 52 W. 6th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Prepare: Actors should bring a headshot and resumé to the audition.  Actors should prepare a two-minute comedic monologue and 32 bars of a Broadway song that is in the style of the show, or may sing a song from the show.  For the dancing audition, actors should be warmed up and wearing proper clothing and footwear to move in a dance combination, which will be taught by the choreographer.  Changing areas will be provided if needed.

Call Backs: Many actors will be asked to come to the call back on December 16th. Actors who are called back will be notified either at the end of the Sunday audition, or via phone or email the morning of the call back.

Rehearsals/Performances:  Rehearsals for this production will tentatively begin the week of February 17th, 2014.  The production opens and runs March 28th – April 13th, 2014. This is a co-production with Lucky Penny Productions and will run at the Napa Valley Opera House for two weeks dates to be determined in late April/early May.

*To RSVP for the general audition on Sunday, December 15th, please contact:

Natalie Herman, Assistant to the Artistic Director

Assistant@6thStreetPlayhouse.com

All roles are available at this time!  Cast size:  10 men/10 women

All Adult acting positions are paid a $250.00 stipend.  

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Donating Mutual Funds or Stock — The Hidden Tax Benefit

Most donors know about the tax benefits of making donations to a qualified non-profit, such as 6th Street.  For example, if you’re in a 28% federal and 9% California tax bracket, a $5,000 contribution to the Playhouse can save you $1,850 in taxes.  However, I’m surprised by how many of my investment clients are unaware of the additional tax benefits of donating mutual funds or common stock.

Suppose you have a mutual fund that is currently worth five times what you paid for it (if you’re of a “certain age,” that’s not much of a stretch – I have several mutual funds in my portfolio that are worth almost 10 times what I paid).  If you sold $5,000 of that fund, you would report a gain of $4,000, and, depending on your income level, you might pay 20% in federal capital gains taxes, plus 4% investment income tax and 9% state income tax, totaling $1,320 in taxes.  If you donated $5,000 of that fund to the Playhouse, all of that tax burden disappears, and you get the same $5,000 deduction on your 2013 taxes as if you donated $5,000 in cash.  That means the $5,000 donation, less the tax savings of the deduction and the capital gains taxes, effectively costs you only $1,830!

How difficult is this donation to accomplish?  It depends on your advisor, broker, or mutual fund provider.  For many advisors and brokers, there is a standard form to complete, and it might take you 15 minutes or less to complete.  However, because many financial institutions get very busy near the end of the year, if you want to take advantage of the tax deductions for 2013, you should submit the paperwork by early December.

I need to add one qualification – every tax situation is different.  The numbers I used reflect my own tax analysis, but you might have other tax liabilities or credits that make the effective tax savings higher or lower for you.  If you use a tax accounting or investment advisory firm, you should consult them before assuming you will receive the same tax benefits.

Scott Lummer

Board President

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6th Street Playhouse Audition Information for 2013-2014 Season

General Auditions for the 2013-2014 Season

6th Street Playhouse will be seeing Adult and Child actor/singers, by appointment only, for roles in the upcoming 2013-2014 Season of plays and musicals.

  • Saturday, May 25th from 12 PM – 6PM
  • Sunday, May 26th from 12 PM – 6PM

Both audition days will be held at The G.K. Hardt Theatre at 6th Street Playhouse, located at 52 W. 6th Street, Unit B, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Acting Only?

Actors should prepare two contrasting monologues to present at the audition, not to exceed five minutes.

Acting & Singing?

Actor/Singers wishing to also be considered for the season musicals should prepare one comic monologue and thirty-two (32) bars from one Broadway style song – and also be prepared to possibly learn parts and sing cold from the show librettos at the audition.  You may sing a song from one of the schedule shows in the season.  An accompanist will be on hand for those singing.

Callbacks!

As a result of these auditions, actors will be asked to come to callback auditions throughout the season for specific roles, held at date/times TBD.

To set up an audition appointment, please have a time slot in mind and submit your audition request to:

Craig A. Miller, Artistic Director at: Craig@6thStreetPlayhouse.com

All roles are available at this time!

All acting positions are paid.  Some AEA contracts will be offered.

Directors, Choreographers, Designers, Stage Managers, and all other artists should submit cover letter and resume/portfolio via email above.

To see a listing of The Official 2013-2014 Season productions go to :

www.6thStreetPlayhouse.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6th Street Improv Goes Wild West on 11/17!

Got cabin fever? Tired of the palaver on your tv? It’s time for an adventure in the Wild West! Roll on down to Railroad Junction (the 6th Street Playhouse Studio) and get ready to shoot off your mouth to help us wrangle up a whole mess of colorful characters and tall tales about the wild WILD West! You may feel like a greenhorn, but your bang-up ideas are just the fodder needed to flesh out our stories.  So get your giggle on and mosey on down to 6th St. Improv for a humdinger of an evening of side-splittin’ shenanigans when we go WILD at the Round Up!

Saturday, November 17 at 8 PM

Tickets $14.  $10 Student Rush at the Door. Call (707) 483-5800  or visit www.6thstreetplayhouse.com.

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Funny Fest Coming Sept. 29 – Laugh Local!!

Don’t miss our amazing Funny Fest coming to the 6th Street Playhouse Saturday, September 29 at 8 PM!  6th Street Improv kicks off it’s 5th season with a fabulous funny night of entertainment featuring a bunch of  talented special guests including comedy improv by World’s Biggest Comedy Duo, Stand-up comedians Dave Pokorny (who has opened for Ellen Degeneres and Jim Carrey),  Steven Thomas, Ken Garr, the comic magician, and the cabaret duo Sandy and Richard Riccardi, whose political parodies have garnered over 1.5 million views on YouTube.  Tickets to see all of this amazing local talent are only $14, $10 for students with ID’s.  Get your tickets before they’re gone at www.6thstreetplayhouse.com or call the Box Office at (707) 523-4185. Laugh Local!

Ken Garr

6th Street Improv

Steven Thomas

World's Biggest Comedy Duo

Sandy & Richard Riccardi

Dave Pokorny

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Costume Shop and Wardrobe Supervisor

Title:                     Costume Shop and Wardrobe Supervisor

Reports to:           Artistic Director

Supervises:           Volunteer and Contracted Costume Shop Personnel

General Purpose: To support the mission and vision of 6th Street Playhouse by overseeing all day to day Costume Shop & Wardrobe activities including personnel, equipment, supplies, inventory, maintenance of workroom and costume storage areas, supporting all Playhouse productions, and authorizing local costume rentals.

The Costume Shop & Wardrobe Supervisor, assisted by the Artistic Director as needed, works to establish and maintain expense budgets; supervise designers; supervise hired and/or volunteer costume shop personnel, including makeup and wig contractors. The Costume Shop & Wardrobe Supervisor is also responsible for overseeing all wardrobe needs at the theater for all rehearsals and performances, including repairs, laundering of costumes, scheduling of dry cleaning, and strike and restock of in-house costumes/return of rentals.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interviews, aides in hiring/securing volunteers, and supervises personnel of costume shop
  • Supervises all Costume Shop, Wardrobe, and wig and makeup personnel
  • Attends fittings when possible to ensure consistency and construction standards
  • Manages day to day expenses of costume shop
  • Works directly with Costume Designers to balance budget necessities and design integrity
  • Attends all dress rehearsals
  • Communicates with Production Stage Manager regarding fittings, rehearsal needs, and performer requests
  • Collaborates with Production Stage Manager on backstage layout, and coordinates all backstage costume activities
  • Maintains a positive and communicative atmosphere in the Costume Shop and mediates any conflicts among personnel or with designers
  • Coordinates shopping for all locally purchased production specific costume items, as needed by the production/designers
  • Manages and invoices all local and individual costume rentals
  • Drapes, patterns, sews and designs, as required by the needs of the production/designers

Personal Characteristics

The Costume Shop and Wardrobe Supervisor should possess some or all of the following qualities:

  • Creative Networking: Develop new and unique relationships with other costumers/costume shops that will support the productions of 6th Street Playhouse, insuring that that artistic standards of our productions are of the highest quality;
  • Ethical: Understand ethical behavior and business practices and ensure individual behavior is consistent with these standards and the values of 6th Street Playhouse.
  • Relationship Builder: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally;
  • Communicator: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Team Player: Work cooperatively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance our effectiveness;
  • Organized: Determine strategies, set priorities, develop a work schedule and monitor progress towards goals and staying within costume production budgets.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience;
  • Knowledge and experience in costume construction, use of sewing machines, and hand stitching techniques;
  • Familiar with performing arts production deadlines, schedules and timeframes;
  • Proficiency in the use of computer software, including word processing, databases, spreadsheets, E-mail and internet;

Experience

  • Minimum of two years costuming/clothing construction experience is required, preferably with a performing arts organization.

The Costume Shop and Wardrobe Supervisor is a part-time, Independent Contractor position. Though it is expected that most of the work will be performed in the Costume Shop, regular meetings with the Artistic Director (and others) at the 6th Street Playhouse will be necessary. The monthly payment amount is $500.00 for an average workweek estimated to be approximately 10-20 hours.

For consideration, please mail, email or fax cover letter and resume – by September 30, 2012 – to:

Craig A. Miller, Artistic Director

6th Street Playhouse

52 W. 6th Street

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Fax (707) 523-3544.   Email: craig@6thstreetplayhouse.com          (no phone calls, please)

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1st Laugh Local Funny Fest at 6th Street Playhouse, Sept. 29

If you love to LOL, you won’t want to miss this hilarious event at the 6th Street Playhouse! Stand-up comedy, lightening-fast improv and musical comedy – all local!

What: 1st Laugh Local Funny Fest

Where: 6th Street Playhouse GK Hardt Theatre – 52 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

When: Saturday, September 29th at 8:00 pm

6th Street Improv kicks off their new season at the 6th Street Playhouse with an extraordinary evening of local comic talent on September 29th.  The Playhouse’s resident comedy improv troupe will be joined by special guests stand up comic Dave Pokorny, comedy improvisors The World’s Biggest Comedy Duo (with way more than two members!), and the dynamic duo Sandy & Richard Riccardi, whose original musical comedy cabaret songs have earned them a national reputation.  Join us for an amazing evening of clever wit, outrageous shenanigans, and political satire, which will have you laughing and loving the fact that you can have so much fun for only $14!

Tickets: $14 adults/ $10 Students (Some of this material may be rated approximately PG-13, so the show may not be appropriate for younger children.)

For more information on 6th Street Playhouse Improv, check out our website!

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There’s Still Time to Register for School of Drama Classes!

School of Drama • 2012-2013

Here’s just a small sample of the wonderful classes 6th Street Playhouse offers for children, teens and adults. Enrollments are now being accepted.

SCENE STUDY  (Ages 18+)                                      Mondays:  6:30pm-9pm

September 10-November 12                                                       Tuition: $250

Instructor: Charles Siebert        

Charles Siebert’s distinguished career includes numerous stage, film and television appearances. Perhaps best known to television audiences as Dr. Stanley Riverside for eight seasons on Trapper John, MD, Charles most recently appeared as ‘Big Daddy’ in the Playhouse production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. During this ten-week course, he will guide students in the use of  acting techniques espoused by history’s master acting teachers, including Stanislavsky, Uta Hagen and Stella Adler.

******************************************************YOUTH WINTER PRODUCTION (Ages 8-16)

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: The Musical      Instructor: Shari Hopkinson

Rehearsals: October 1-December 15                                           Tuition: $500

Performances: December 16 & 17 at 7pm
This is an all-student, fully-produced, abbreviated version of the beloved holiday classic musical, directed by Shari Hopkinson who staged last year’s delightful youth production of A Christmas Story.

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In addition to the above courses, we offer acting and musical theatre classes for children and teens, improvisation and auditioning master classes for adults, a playwright’s forum, Acting for Baby Boomers and Beyond, and much, much more!

For more information and to register, call (707)523-4185 or visit our website at www.6thstreetplayhouse.com/education

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