Friday, January 15, 2010


A few quotes about theatre and the arts to hold you over!

"Always over-estimate the public's intelligence. They will thank you for it.”
– Laurence Luckinbill, Broadway and film actor

“I could not imagine a theatre worth my time that did not want to change the world.”
– Arthur Miller, playwright

“When I began writing for the musical theatre, I firmly believed that what I chose to put onstage had the potential of changing people’s lives.”
– Sheldon Harnick, Broadway lyricist

“Don't sell audiences short. They are open to the adventurous, the challenging, even the dangerous.”
– Hal Prince, Broadway producer/director

"Treat your audiences like geniuses and poets and that's what they will become."
– Del Close, actor, teacher, writer, improv pioneer

"The adventure you're ready for is the one you get."
- Joseph Campbell

"Words are loaded pistols."
- Jean-Paul Sartre, philosopher

"I like to play with people's danger zones."
- George Carlin, comedian

“I like that art makes people mad. It delights me."
– John Waters, filmmaker

Auditions are going to be held February 6th and 7th at Santa Barbara Dance Arts. Be sure to write Sara ( and send over your headshot and resume if you'd like to make an audition appointment. They're filling up fast!

Sunday, January 3, 2010



Saturday, February 6th


Sunday, February 7th


Santa Barbara Dance Arts

1 N. Calle Cesar Chavez Ste. 100

Santa Barbara, CA 93103


Actors (18+) to portray the following characters...

[Jimmy Harper] A wholesome, innocent, high school teenager who runs into trouble after he is lured into the dangerous world of reefer. Must move well.
[Lecturer] A severe authority figure who warns the audience of the perils of Reefer Madness. (Doubles as Goat-Man, Mr. Poppy, Irish Priest, Old Man, Radio Announcer, Ticket-Taker, Policeman, FDR.)
[Jack Stone] The handsome and ruthless proprietor of the Reefer Den, a 30's gangster movie-type. Strong physical presence a plus. Must move well. (Doubles as Jesus, George Washington.)
[Mae] An attractive, yet slightly haggard dame in her mid-30s, the hostess of the Reefer Den.
[Ralph Wiley] A denizen of the Reefer Den, formally a fraternity man, his college days ended long ago due to his reefer habit. (Doubles as Sally's Baby, Switch-Puller, Uncle Sam.)
[Sally] A sexy and seductive resident of the Reefer Den, she possesses the libidinous soul of Mae West combined with the rat-a-tat moxie of vintage Barbara Stanwyck. Must move well. (Doubles as Lady Liberty.)
[Placard Girl] Throughout the play she reinforces the warnings of the Lecturer by holding large signs that clearly state the moral of what we've just seen. (Doubles as Five-and-Dime Kid, Police Officer.)
[Ensemble] Mixed gender group to represent Reefer Zombies, Kids at the Five-and-Dime, Jungle Orgy dancers, Angels, and patriotic background chorus in the Star-Spangled finale. Heavy dancing required.
Brief monologue (1-2 minutes)
16-32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre piece or appropriately themed selection.
Bring sheet music; accompanist will be provided.
Bring headshot/picture and resume, stapled together.

For an appointment, email pix & resume to Sara Rademacher at