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The Theatre Group at SBCC
announces open auditions for the musical


High Society

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter

Book by Arthur Kopit

Directed by R. Michael Gros

Musical Direction by David Potter


Musical auditions will be held first for principals and chorus.

Please prepare a song from the Great American Song Book, and/or by Cole Porter are preferred, but NOT from High Society, also bring sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided. Choose a song that shows your ability to tell a story through song.

General Auditions: Tuesday, May 2nd from 6:00-9:00pm in the Garvin Theatre

Callbacks: Tuesday, May 9th from 6:00 to 9:00pmin the Garvin Theatre

Dance Auditions: Wednesday, May 10th 6:00pm in the Jurkowitz Theatre

Rehearsals begin: May 22, 2017, full company,

General rehearsals are Monday thru Friday starting no earlier than 6:30pm, and concluding no later than 10pm.

Including some Saturdays, between 10am and 2pm.

Performances: July 12 – 29, 2017


Possible Equity/professional guest artist or professional non-AEA actor contract available for role of Tracy Lord.


Imagine that Philip Barry had written “The Philadelphia Story,” his classic 1939 romantic comedy, not as a play but a musical, with Cole Porter as his collaborator, and you have … HIGH SOCIETY! It’s not only the show’s title but the show’s first song, in which the Lord Family’s amazing staff sets the scene (the Lord family lives on a waterfront estate in Oyster Bay now, not Philadelphia). Come join the Lords for a weekend of fun and games!


Tracy Lord: late 20s – mid 30s,  feisty/high spirited, “Bryn Mawr girl,” athletic, strong-willed, sexual, low F to high G – mezzo/soprano – with belt and upper legit range.
Dexter Haven: (Tracy’s Ex Husband): 30s – 40s, clever, sharp. Masculine, athletic, adventurous, low Ab to high G – baritone/tenor.
Dinah Lord (Tracy’s younger sister): 10 to 14, must read “young.” Precocious. Must have ballet/dance abilities and/or roller skating skills! Low A to high E – mezzo/soprano – with a belt and good upper range.
Seth Lord (Tracy’s father): 50s – 60s, patriarch, convivial, low A to high G – baritone/tenor – character.
Liz Imbrie (magazine photographer): 30s – 40s, witty/sharp tongued, talks tough, soft heart. “Girl Friday” vibe, low F to high G – mezzo/soprano, with belt and upper range.
Mike (Macaulay) Connor (journalist): 30s – 40s, Witty/sharp tongued, earthy, secret poet, talks tough but is actually a romantic, low G to high F – baritone.
Margaret Lord (Tracy and Dinah’s mother) 50s – 60s, family matriarch, mannered, sophisticated, embodies “high society”, low Eb to high E – alto/mezzo.
Uncle Willie (Tracy’s uncle): 50s – 60s, convivial, “fun” lush, comic relief, low G to high G – baritone.
George Kittredge (Fiancé): 30s – 40s, uptight, stuffy. Prig. Not as smart as he thinks he is. Slow on the uptake. Baritone, low Ab to F# - baritone.

Vocal Ensemble minimum of 4 males/4 females. All ages, 18 and up. (Think the Daddy Warbucks’ staff from ANNIE – while “servants” they are part of the “family.” ) Basic movement required. Modest dance skills desired.  Able to hold harmony. Range: soprano, alto, tenor, bass.

Principal Dancers 2 males/2 females.  All ages 18 and up. Must have excellent dance skills and athleticism. Basic singing necessary.

CONTACT Christina Frank-Bellew, 805-965-0581, ext. 2376, Monday through Thursday 10am-4pm to schedule an appointment STARTING WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25TH! (, or by emailing Christina:



 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 2016, 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 2017-18 season, starting in July 2017, we will be presenting HIGH SOCIETY the Musical, ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, COMMUNICATING DOORS and CRIMES OF THE HEART.

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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