Auditions – Update

AUDITION NOTICE UPDATE for The Gingerbread Man

Music and Lyrics by Paul Lewis. Book by Paul Lewis and Carissa Meisner Smit.

Directed by Julie Lester.

Call for adult male singing roles.

This is a theatre stage production: non-union, non-paying for Valley Center Stage, a not-for-profit theater located at 119 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA 98045.

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Auditions for adult male roles are being held in the Umpqua Bank Community Room (see address below) on Saturday, May 18th, 1-3 pm. Drop-ins ok. By appointment preferred. Please email with your interest and desire to arrange a time slot.

Umpqua Bank is located at 146 W 2nd St, North Bend, WA 98045. The door for the Umpqua Bank Community Room is located to the right of the bank entrance.

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Prepare: Be prepared to cold read selections from the script and sight sing selections from the score. Let us know at the audition if you have tap dancing experience; experience is not required for casting. No sides available before the audition.

Please bring a head shot and resume to the audition.


The Gingerbread Man, Book, Music and Lyrics by Paul Lewis, Story by Paul Lewis and Carissa Meisner Smit.

The Gingerbread Man, an action packed, musical comedy for all ages!. Narrated by a wise-cracking crow, The Gingerbread Man is a tale of unlikely friendships and the wonder that happens when love, kindness and the power of imagination come together.

In the grim industrial city of Tin Town, twelve-year-old Gretchen, living in an orphanage, dreams of having a family of her own. She helps the kindly baker and his wife create a dazzling gingerbread man, unintentionally giving this gingerbread creation the gift of life and a heart of his own. When Gretchen’s still-grieving parents are about to pass through town on a train, unaware that their daughter is in Tin Town, the Gingerbread Man puts two and two together and runs as fast as he can to try to stop the train.


Call for adult male singing roles.

  • Mr. Puffin: Male, 30’s to 40’s (Gretchen’s Father)
  • Niccolo, the Baker: Male, 30’s or older
  • Stationmaster: doubles as Constable
  • Tom the Tinkerer: doubles as the Train Conductor
  • Young Man: 20’s
  • Horse: Male or Female, any age
  • Ensemble of Townspeople

Women/girl/other roles not included in this audition:

  • Gingerbread Man: Male or Female, 12 y.o. or older
  • Crow: Male or Female, 30’s or older (wise-cracking narrator)
  • Gretchen: Female, 12 y.o – 16 y.o. (lost in a flood and raised in an orphanage)
  • Mrs. Puffin: Female, 30’s to 40’s (Gretchen’s Mother)
  • Alicia, the Baker’s Wife: Female, 30’s or older
  • Mrs. Tinsley: Female, 30’s to 40’s or older; (Town Matriarch) doubles as her twin sister Matron McGee
  • Tinothy, Mrs. Tinsley’s obnoxious son: 12 y.o. or older
  • Young Woman: 20’s
  • Heather, Gretchen’s friend: 12 y.o – 16 y.o.

This is a theatre stage production: non-union, non-paying for a not-for-profit theater in North Bend, WA.


Begin Monday, June 10th continuing through tech week, July 15th-19th.

Read-through and character discussion will be scheduled before June 10th according to cast availability. Please bring schedule conflicts to auditions. Final rehearsal schedule will be determined from conflicts. Generally, rehearsals will be from 6:30-9:00pm, Monday through Thursday and Sunday afternoons. Some early rehearsal will be arranged off-site but majority will be held at VCS.


July 20th through July 28th, 2019

Weekend 1: Outdoor performance at Si View Park, 400 SE Orchard Dr., North Bend

Sat, 7/20/19, 10:30 am

Sun, 7/21/19, 4:00 pm

Weekend 2: Indoor performance at Valley Center Stage, 119 W North Bend Way, North Bend

Thu 7/25/19, 7:30 pm

Sat, 7/27/19, 2 pm matinee

Sun, 7/28/19, 2 pm matinee