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Chautauqua Playhouse Children’s Theatre will hold auditions for a new musical “MICKEY AND JUDY’S BARN SHOW” on April 4, 6:30 PM at the Playhouse, 5325 Engle Rd. in Carmichael.

This 12-person musical pays tribute to the movies Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Shirley Temple, dance director Busby Berkeley, and the Little Rascals. The plot concerns young people “putting on the show in my father’s barn” to become stars. When “America’s little cupcake”, the child movie star shows up, she pushes Judy out of the spotlight and takes over the show. Original musical numbers include “The Rainbow Song”, “Sweet, Sweet Candy”, and “Dude Ranch Rhythm” among other parodies.

All ages are needed for this production. Strong voices are requested for the lead parts. Dance routines are moderately easy.

All parts are open.

Mickey – an ambitious, young songwriter who wants to showcase his songs

Judy – a young, girl next-door type, intent on making Mickey’s music a hit

Little Debbie – “America’s Little Cupcake”, an ex-child star from Hollywood – some tap would be helpful

Honey Bun – Little Debbie’s Dog

Boom Boom Annie – Judy’s friend and stage manager for the Barn Show

Reginald – the rich, snobby kid

Butch, Sam, Sara Jean, Millie – school friends of Mickey and Judy

Miss (or Mr.) Crabtree – The teacher, who just wants a vacation

Miss Clarice – Secretary and Personal assistant to Little Debbie, nemesis of Honey Bun.

Additional parts may be added for ensemble.


Warren Harrison, who will direct the production, authored the libretto and music.  It was first workshopped in 2015 with a student cast.  This will be the FIRST PUBLIC PREMIERE PRODUCTION.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.  Please bring a short song of your choosing, a resume and headshot (if you have one).

Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, April 11, and run Mondays through Thursdays from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.

Show performs three Saturdays – May 20, 27, and June 3

For further information, please email