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Cast List

Edward P. Mitchell - Jim Caruthers
Frank P. Church - Tony Provenzola
James O’Hanlon - Charles Huckabay
Dominic Donneli - Jodi Bower
Sean O’Hanlon - Grace McGinnis
Teddy Murray - Zachary Stockwell
Cornelius Barrington - Brigg Franklin
Officer2/Santa Claus/ Husband/Blake - Curtis Hope
Jim - Steve Goodwin
Cliff /Announcer - Matt Newport
Goss/George/Tom Pryor/Officer Akins - John White
Otho/Chambers/Officer Flynn - Jacqueline Allen-Bond
Newsboy/Shannon/O’Hara /Police Man - Jayme Motanic
Schuller/Sam/Thief/Red - Rhona Klein
Officer 2/Scotty/Art Fritz/Park Attendant - Terri Taylor
Andrea Borland - Gina George
Virginia O’Hanlon - Lana Sage
Maria Donneli - Elaina Bower
Evie O’Hanlon - Allison Hopkins
Julie - Jocelyn Bower
Susan - Isabella Villagomez
Celeste Donneli/Wife/Mrs. Goldstein - Sarah Harper


Rehearsal Dates:
October 18 ( 9:00am to 12:00pm) 25th (10:00am to 4:00pm)
October 22, 23, 28,29 (6:30 to 9:30pm)
November 1, 8, 15, 22, (29*); 10:00am to 4:00pm (* if needed)
November 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21 ( 6:30 to 9:30pm)
December 1, 2, 3, 4 Tech week and final dress ( 6:30 to 9:30pm)

Performance Dates:

December 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13 (matinee and evening), 17, 18, 19, 20.

Cast Needs/Specifics:
13 M  & 7 W; This includes some youth roles for ages 11 and up

There will be several roles cast to one actor - so there is the need to be able to play multiple characters Accents(Irish) and musical talents (sound effects) are a bonus. This is a radio show so actors should expect to read (voice) different ages and genders depending on the character.


Congratulations to the cast for Calendar Girls - aka CAL

The first read thru will be October 27 at 6:30pm. At that time you will be given a detailed rehearsal schedule as well as your script. Please remember, there are to be no additional conflicts added to the schedule as casting was partially based on the information you provided.

ANNIE: Tammie Neill
CHRIS: Francine Raften
CELIA: Keri Pedersen
CORA: Patti Reynolds
RUTH: Reba Hoffman
JESSIE: Lexy Dillon
MARIE: Linda Paul
THE BRENDA: KC Cooper (also understudying for Cora)
ELAINE: Gina George (also understudying for Annie)
LADY CRAVENSHIRE: Kristen Noel (also understudying for Ruth)
JOHN: Tony Provenzola (also understudying for Liam)
ROD: Chip Lazenby
LAWRENCE: Jacob Claytor
LIAM: Mike Nettleton (also understudying for Rod)

In addition to the understudy positions noted above, the following actors will be in crew/mail delivery roles as well as understudying for the noted part.
Brenda McGinnis understudying for Chris
Denise Lukins understudying for Celia
Jackie Allen Bond understudying for Jessie
Rhona Klein understudying for Marie and Lady Cravenshire
Jennifer Thoreson understudying for Elaine
Allison Hopkins understudying for The Brenda

I will be seeking understudies for John and Lawrence.

You will note that there is a safety net for actors who are IN the production who may have to step in as understudies.

Thank you everyone who auditioned.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:  (not everyone required at all rehearsals)
Evenings are 6:30 – 9:30 until Tech week.  Then expect to stay later if required.
Saturdays are 10am to 4pm unless otherwise indicated.

October 27
November 7, PR shots November 19 (Not all actors required)
December 6, 13 (10-noon), 15, 20 (10-noon), 22, 29

Jan 2, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 31
Feb 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12

February 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21*, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
March 4, 5, 6, 7**

* - possibly two performances this date
** = matinee.

When Annie’s husband, John, dies of leukaemia, she and her best friend, Chris, resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room.  They manage to persuade four fellow Women’s Institute members, Cora, Celia, Ruth and Jessie, to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer, Lawrence.  The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales.  The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame.

Based on the true story of eleven WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund, Calendar Girls opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre and has since become the fastest selling play in British theater history.




This page contains auditions for upcoming 2014 productions.  All auditions take place at

The Magenta Theater, 606 Main Street, Vancouver  Washington, 98660 

  Questions? Call (360) 606-0033.


U N D E R S T U D Y    P O L I C Y

Magenta’s Policy on Understudies

When an actor understudies for a role, they will always have another purpose. They will either play a minor part in addition to understudying, or function as part of the back-stage crew for performances.

An understudy should be prepared to attend all blocking rehearsals. An understudy is welcome to attend all rehearsals but it is not required. Sufficient attendance to guarantee reasonable proficiency in the role is acceptable.

If the over-study (person cast in the role that is being understudied) cannot attend a rehearsal, it is the over-study’s responsibility to contact the understudy to make sure they are there to fill in. This does not give the over-study free reign to skip rehearsals.

Being an understudy is an excellent way to become involved in our company. It gives actors an opportunity to ‘check us out’ as well as giving our directors an opportunity to scope out talent for future productions.

Understudies are a vital part of our company.






















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