Local Musicians Needed!!

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Local Musicians Needed!!


Mendocino Theatre Company is seeking local musicians for our summer musical, “Woody Guthrie’s American Song,” conceived and adapted by Peter Glazer using exclusively the texts and songs by Woody Guthrie with arrangements by Jeff Waxman, direction by Elizabeth Craven. The show will go into production on June 29 and run weekends throughout the summer.

We are seeking the following:

  • Acoustic bass player
  • Multi-instrumentalist who is some combination of fiddle, banjo, mandolin
  • Guitarist

Players may apply in person, on video, website or via Zoom. Please contact Beth Craven, Producing Director, by email at: director@mendocinotheatre.com or by text at 707-569-6558 to schedule a time for audition and to gather more information. Auditions will remain open until positions are filled.

Project Description:

As musicians you will become an integral part of the ensemble cast of comprised actors, singers and instrumentalists. Woody Guthrie’s American Song celebrates the legacy of working class Americans through the songs and writings by one of our country’s most treasured folk heroes.

The play runs June 29 – August 20 & includes 26 of Woody’s most beloved songs as well as his humorous, insightful, prose and moving poetry. During the 90 minute show performers take on the voice of Woody Guthrie as he leads the audience “from California to the New York Island and from the Redwood forests to the Gulf Stream waters.”

This show has played to standing ovations across the USA. Seeing it is exhilarating. Being part of it is a true adventure. Please come a take part of this very special opportunity.