Season 2022 Auditions

The Western Stage  is committed to inclusive casting practices. We believe in the value that diverse voices bring to telling a story, and the importance of casting that pushes against historical systems.
Artists of all ethnicities, genders, and abilities are encouraged to audition.

Now accepting video auditions for the 2022 season.

Video Submission Guidelines:

  • For musicals, please prepare a song that shows the quality and range of your voice. You may sing from the show you are interested in.

  • For plays, prepare a monologue in the style of show you are interested in.

  • Submit your video, resume and headshot HERE.

We require all participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and show proof of vaccination before rehearsals begin.

Character Breakdowns

Head Over Heels

Mainstage Theater

First Meeting Tuesday, July 26 

Conflict Cutoff Friday, September 2 

Tech Starts Friday, September 9 

Performs Sept. 17-Oct. 1 (Sept. 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, Oct. 1)

Strike October 2 

Dametas (40-59, Baritenor) Prime Minister of Arcadia. Father to Mopsa. Wise and patient, he is loyal to Basilius; a widower who still harbors sorrow.


Pythio (18-55, alto/bass, non-binary) The Oracle of Delphi. Mysitcal and powerful. Sexy and Demeaning. Can see through everyone’s falseness. 

Ensemble (18+) Strong singers and movers. Unique and charismatic Citizens of Arcadia.

Roles are open to people of all genders, ethnicities, and abilities. 

How Black Mothers 

Say I Love You

Studio Theater

First Meeting Tuesday, August 30 

Conflict Cutoff Friday, October 7 

Tech Starts Friday, October 14 

Performs Oct 21-Nov. 6 (Oct. 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, Nov. 4, 5, 6)

Strike November 6


Daphne (54, Black) A former domestic worker from Jamaica who has terminal cancer. Very religious and proud. She has refused treatment for her cancer and is relying on God to heal her.


Claudette (37, Black) Daphne’s eldest daughter. A social worker and social activist, she is gay and her mother does not accept her sexuality. She is returning home after several years.


Valerie (35, Black)  Daphne’s middle daughter. She values tradition and is stiff and proper. Married into money and “works” at her husbands office. The peacemaker of the family.

Roles are open to people of all genders and abilities. 

Tuck Everlasting

Mainstage Theater

First Meeting Tuesday, September 27 

Conflict Cutoff Friday, November 4

Tech Starts Friday, November 11 

Performs Nov. 19-Dec. 3 (Nov. 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, Dec. 1, 2, 3)

Strike December 4 


Winnie Foster (plays 11-13, Soprano) A young girl, too skeptical for her age, longing for romance and adventure. She is obedient and sheltered, until she meets Jesse who opens a magical world of possibility.

Constable Joe (40-65, Tenor) Head of the police force. He comes off as a buffoon but is actually good at his job and has a kind heart.

Betsy Foster (30-45, Mezzo) Winnie’s mother. Once a gentle woman, she has been broken by the grief at the loss of her husband, yet brave and unbending through adversity.

Nana (60+, alto) Winnie's grandmother, Betsy's mother. Sweet, sometimes mischievous.


Ensemble (18+) Strong singers, movers and dancers.  Townsfolk, Carnival Workers, Patrons, Travelers. Experienced dancers for dream ballet.

Roles are open to people of all genders, ethnicities, and abilities. 
The Western Stage is a professionally managed community based theatre company, located on campus at Hartnell Community College in Salinas, Ca. Our productions join trained professionals, community performers and theatre students, to create theatrically rich and relevant productions.