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The Theatre Group at SBCC
announces open auditions for

Light Up The Sky

A Comedy By Moss Hart

 Directed by R. Michael Gros

 Tuesday, December 2nd from 6:30-9:30pm

Wednesday, December 3rd from 6:30-9:30pm

   By appointment  In the Jurkowitz Theatre

            Callbacks: Monday, December 8th from 6:30 – 9:30pm in Garvin Theatre

      Rehearsals begin: week of January 12, 2015

Performances: March 4 – 21, 2015 in the Garvin Theatre


SYNOPSIS: Written by a master of the American comedy, Moss Hart, Light Up The Sky is an outstanding hit of the Broadway theatre, a gorgeously amusing comedy about show folks caught in the midst of a new production.  The play takes place in a hotel room prior to the opening of a new show and follows a truck-driver-turned-playwright watching his first play being produced in Boston. This backstage comedy features the grandly temperamental leading lady; her sarcastic, gin rummy playing mother; the egomaniacal director; the lowbrow producer; and his ice-skating, wisecracking wife. As the opening approaches, tempers mount and only a miracle seems likely to save a play that seems destined to flop spectacularly.


AVAILABLE ROLES: 9 men, 4 women


Irene Livingston: (Female, 40-50’s) the leading lady; a great star of the stage, beautiful, charming, neurotic, and always surprising; she walks into a room and we know she is the star.

Miss Lowell: (Female, age open) she’s a ghostwriter to the leading lady, Irene Livingston; college-educated, she gives the audience an outsider’s perspective to the wacky goings-on behind the scenes.

Carleton Fitzgerald: (Male, 40-60) the director of the play; a man whose sense of the dramatic means he doesn’t just enter a room, “he pervades it"; intellectually verging on the pretentious, emotionally overboard, it is said of him, “he cries at card tricks.”

Frances Black: (Female, 35-50) the vivacious wife of the producer, Sidney Black; she is a professional figure skater in a well-known "ice show," although in the entertainment world, she is a babe-in-the-woods as far as investing in the professional theatre is concerned.

Owen Turner: (Male, 45-60) an urbane, soft-spoken, established New York playwright, who has come to opening night in Boston to wish his old colleagues well.

Stella Livingston: ( Female, 60 +) the mother of the leading lady; she is almost a perfect specimen of that redoubtable old pirate and saboteur; the veteran of a thousand fights and feuds from which she has invariably emerged unscarred, her age is as uncertain as the color of her hair, and as carefully guarded a secret; she is quite a handsome old hoodlum, and very well turned out; she has retained, undaunted through the years, the spirit and ethics of a "Dead End Kid.”

Peter Sloan: (Male, late 20’s – early 30’s) the young, idealistic playwright; diffident and shy, he has the body and face of a longshoreman, and the brooding deep-set eyes of a poet.

Sidney Black: (Male, 40 – 60) the Producer; a successful, fast-talking, dynamo in a blue suit and blue tie whose "savage acquisitiveness" has recently included paintings, antique silver, furniture, and the most challenging, but also the most meaningful roll of the dice, the Theatre.

Tyler Rayburn: (Male, 40-60) Irene’s dry-toast stockbroker husband; never surprising, always surprised.

Sven: (Male, age open) a masseur; a versatile and funny jack-of-all-trades.

William H. Gallagher: (Male, age open)the backer, a Shriner; a star-struck native of Elkhart, Indiana who owns three factories, and always dreamed about a life in the theatre.

A Shriner (Male, age open)

A Plain-Clothes Man (Male, age open)

CONTACT Christina Frank, 805-965-0581, ext. 2376 beginning November 17th, or stop by the Production Office (DM151B), Monday through Thursday 10am-4pm to schedule an appointment. Scenes are available online ( on the audition page or by emailing Christina: During auditions a reader will be provided.


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The Theatre Group at SBCC invites

Actors to submit casting information for upcoming season.

The Theatre Group at SBCC, in preparation for the upcoming season that begins in summer of 2014, we are inviting actors to submit headshots and resumes for future casting consideration.

The Theatre Group at SBCC (formerly SBCC Theatre Group) is the oldest active theatre company in the Santa Barbara region with a long history of artistic excellence. We work with union and non-union actors and present a wide-ranging season of five productions that generally include a musical, contemporary dramas and comedies, as well as classical plays. Our season runs from summer through spring each year. For the 2014-2015 season, starting in July 2014, we will be presenting ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, THE HEIRESS, LIGHT UP THE SKY and DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE

Actors should submit materials to Pam Lasker, Theatre Manager, The Theatre Group at SBCC, 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, California, 93109. Electronic submittals and/or web resume links may be sent to Pam Lasker at, please put "casting" in the subject line. Open audition notices are sent out by email for each production. Please include your email address if you would like to receive notices.


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