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Audition for STA's Fall production of...

If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. You'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

Youth ages 4-18 are invited to audition!!

To audition, prepare a one-minute song cut of your choice.  Bring instrumental music ONLY - no lyrics and no acapella.  There are options/alternatives available for those who have never auditioned before (contact scrippstheatrearts@gmail.com for information).

Audition dates:  November 5th and 6th 5:00pm-8:30pm

Audition location: Miramar Hourglass Recreation Center (10440 Black Mountain Rd, San Diego, CA 92126)

Sign up for an audition slot at www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0444aeaa22a5f85-auditions3  

The Day of Auditions:

  • Bring a headshot

  • Bring completed registration paperwork. 

  • List ALL conflicts on the registration form.  Conflicts provided later will not be excused and may affect casting even after rehearsals have begun.

  • Sing a one-minute song cut of your choice.  Bring INSTRUMENTAL music either on a CD or downloaded to an electronic device - NO ACAPELLA auditions will be allowed.



Callbacks are scheduled by invitation only and notice will be provided after your audition is finished.

Date/time:  Sunday November 10th 12:00-3:00pm

Location: Scripps Ranch Recreation Center (11454 Blue Cypress Dr, San Diego, CA 92131)

Audition Notice

  • Rehearsals are every Tuesday and Wednesday 5:30pm - 8:30pm at the Miramar Hourglass Recreation Center and Sundays 12:00pm - 3:00pm at the Scripps Ranch Recreation Center.

  • Not all actors are called for all rehearsals. 

  • Bring water to rehearsals - NO SNACKS.  

  • Cell phones are not allowed in the rehearsal area - keep them with your belongings.

  • Bring a quiet activity or homework to do during down time.


Production Notes:

Participants may NOT miss any performance or Tech Week rehearsal:

Tech Week (at Marshall Middle School):  February 1-4, 2020 

Performances (at Marshall Middle School):  

  • February 5-9, 2020 (6 performances over 5 days) 


There is a $250 fee to participate, due at auditions.  This fee goes towards the costs of licensing rights, set building, and costumes.  


Parents are expected to volunteer in various capacities:  set building, backstage assistance, ticket and concession sales, etc.

Once Upon A Mattress Required Forms:

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.mh.com