Auditions for ” You Can’t Take it with You”

You Can’t Take It With You


You Can’t Take It With You, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for drama, was written by the famous comedic team of Kaufman and Hart.

Taking place in the large house of a slightly batty New York City family in 1937, You Can’t Take It With You is a madcap, idealistic comedy that reinforces the idea that you can only live life to the fullest by doing whatever makes you happy.

AUDITIONS:  Saturday, February 10th.  12:00 – 4:00 pm.

Palomar Black Box Theatre.

Please prepare a monologue of one and a half minutes, you can access the play free online.

CALLBACKS: Sunday, February 11th.  12:00 – 4:00 pm.

You will be asked to prepare sides from the show.

REHEASALS: Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 – 10:00 PM, Friday 3:00 – 7:00,

Saturday/Sunday 12 – 5 , TBA.  Rehearsal begins Tuesday, March 13th.

TECH: Sat 4/21 and Sun 4/22 from 11am-10pm both days.

DRESS REHEARSALS: will begin 4/23, 24, 25 & 26.

OPENS: Friday, April 27, 2018

PERFORMANCES: Performances are April 27 – May 6. Fridays & Saturdays at 7 PM, Sundays at 2 PM and Thursday at 4 PM

* Actors required to enroll for 2 units of college credit (TA 191 Rehearsal & Performance).



Penelope Sycamore

Penelope is the mother of Essie and Alice, wife of Paul, and daughter of Martin. She decided to become a playwright when a typewriter was delivered to their house by mistake. She writes plays and paints as hobbies but is terrible at both.

Essie Carmichael

Wife of Ed, daughter of Penny. She is childish. As a hobby she makes candy that Ed sells. Essie dreams of being a ballerina and has spent 8 years studying with Boris Kolenkhov, but is a terrible dancer.


The maid and cook to the Sycamore family. She is treated almost like a part of the family. She probably understands this unusual family better than anyone.

Paul Sycamore

Father of Essie and Alice. He is a tinkerer who manufactures fireworks in the basement with the help of his assistant Mr. De Pinna. His hobby is playing with erector sets.

Mr. De Pinna

The ice man who came inside to speak to Paul eight years before, and never left. He helps Mr. Sycamore build fireworks, and moonlights as a model in Mrs. Sycamore’s paintings.

Ed Carmichael

Husband of Essie. He is a xylophone player, likes to make masks and distributes Essie’s candies.  He is an amateur printer who prints up dinner menus for his family and little quotes that he places in the boxes of Essie’s candy.


The boyfriend of Rheba, who seems to serve as volunteer handyman for the Sycamores.

Martin Vanderhof

Referred to mostly as Grandpa in the play. He is an eccentric, happy old man who has never paid his income tax because he doesn’t believe in it. Once a very successful businessman, he left his job 35 years ago and now goes to circuses, commencements, throws darts, and collects stamps.

Alice Sycamore

Fiancée of Tony Kirby, daughter of Paul and Penny, she is the only “normal” family member. She has an office job, and is rather embarrassed by the eccentricities of her family yet she still loves them. She tends to be a pessimist.

Wilbur C. Henderson

An employee of the IRS. He comes to collect the tax money owed by Grandpa.

Tony Kirby

Fiancé of Alice, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Kirby. His family is very proper and has many issues. He is vice president of Kirby and Co.

Boris Kolenkhov

A Russian who escaped to America shortly before the Russian Revolution. He is the ballet instructor of Essie, and is aware that she is untalented at dancing.

Gay Wellington

An actress whom Mrs. Sycamore meets on a bus and invites home to read one of her plays. She is an alcoholic, gets very drunk and passes out shortly after arriving at the Sycamore’s home.

Anthony W. Kirby

Husband of Mrs. Kirby, father of Tony. He is a very proper man who is president of Kirby and Co. and secretly despises his job. His hobby is raising expensive orchids.

Miriam Kirby

Wife of Mr. Kirby, mother of Tony. She is an extremely prim and proper woman and is horrified by the goings-on in the Sycamore household. Her hobby is spiritualism.

G-Man 1 (The Man), G-Man 2 (Jim), G-Man 3 (Mac)

Three agents who come to investigate Ed because of the communist quotes he prints up and places in Essie’s candy boxes, such as “God is the State – the State is God”.

The Grand Duchess Olga Katrina

She was one of the Grand Duchesses of Russia before the Revolution,

Since then she has been forced to flee to America where she has found work as a waitress in Childs Restaurant.

Rhinoceros Cast Announced!


  • Berenger                   Omar Fox
  • Jean                           Dori Sanchis
  • Daisy                         Neeta Lachmandas
  • Dudard                     Austin Williams*
  • Botard                       Monique Barbour*
  • The Logician             V. Heather Fiore*
  • The Housewife          Caty Hill*
  • The Old Gentleman  Justin Hoover*
  • The Grocer                 Stephen Tavares*
  • The Grocer’s Wife     Hoda Jafar*

Note:  *These Actors will also play  the following roles:

  • Cafe Proprietor
  • The Waitress
  • Mrs.Boeuf
  • Mr. Papillon
  • The Fireman
  • The Old Man
  • The Old Man’s Wife

Rehearsals begin on Monday October 9,  6-10pm.  Actors,  please read the play before the first rehearsal.    Thanks, and congratulations.  

A big thank you to all who auditioned for “Rhinoceros”.  If you were not cast in a role,  and would like to work on the show in another capacity; please let me know.   We will have crew positions, and shadow puppetry roles as the show draws nearer.

Best to all of you.


John Polak, Director

Callbacks for Rhinoceros

Here is the list of names for callbacks for Rhinoceros. They will be held on Tuesday, October 3, starting at 6pm in the Studio Theatre. Thank you to all who participated in auditions tonight.

Justin Hoover
Vivianna McCormick
Dori Sanchis
Omar Fox
Neha Curtiss
Austin Williams
Monique Barbour
Caty Hill
Bryse Knowles
Stephen Tavares
Erin Brunansky
Huda Jafar
Oksana Gorban
Neefa Lachmandas
Heather Mowery-Murray



Monday, March 13th.  6PM in the Studio Theatre.



by Bruce Norris

directed by Annie Hinton

This highly acclaimed satire with the sting of self-reflection spins off of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin In The Sun, by showing the world of Chicago’s Clybourne Park in 1959 and 2010. In Act One we see the chain reaction of members of the all-white suburb to the first attempt of a Black family to move into the neighborhood. Fifty years later in Act Two, the situation is reversed as the now mostly black community faces a white families’ arrival.


Character Breakdown: (All actors play one character in Act I and another in Act II.)

RUSS the father/DAN a workman. Caucasian.

BEV the mother/CATHY a lawyer. Caucasian.

FRANCINE a housekeeper/ LENA a professional woman.  African American.

ALBERT husband to Francine/ KEVIN an investment banker.  African American.

KARL a neighbor/ STEVE a prospective house buyer.     Caucasian .

BETSY Karl’s pregnant wife. Deaf but speaks; ASL a plus./ LINDSAY a professional woman. Caucasian.

JIM the minister/ TOM a lawyer.  Caucasian.

KENNETH Russ and Cathy’s son, only appears once. Caucasian.



Please prepare a 1 to 2 minute monologue or a rehearsed scene from the play.

Rehearsals begin March 21. Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 – 9:30 PM.

Fridays 3:00 – 7:00 PM.

Saturdays & Sundays Noon – 4PM.

Spring Break rehearsals: Sat 25 & Sun 26 Noon – 4 PM

Performances May 5-15

For more information contact Annie Hinton –

Cast List – Ten Acrobats in an Amazing Leap of Faith

Kamal························· Nicholas Stout
Mona·························· Ingrid Trovão
Tawfiq························ Zackary Blanca
Huwaida····················· Karanjot Kane
Hamza························ Gabriel Soberón Nelson, (Understudy – Omar Andres Medina)
Pauline······················· Teresa Crespo Hartendorp
H.D.···························· Saba Katawazi
Murad························ Lucas A. Rivera
Kevin·························· Marcus A.D.
Aziz ··························· Bruce Thompson
Ensemble··················· Kevin Lynch, Hinako Nishikawa, Ashley Carlos, Daniele Soto

First rehearsal tonight, Wednesday, Feb 8 at 6:30 PM in the Howard Brubeck Theatre.

Many thanks and deep gratitude to all those who auditioned!


Callbacks • Ten Acrobats in an Amazing Leap of Faith

Callbacks • February 7 • 6PM Howard Brubeck Theatre

Zackary Blanca
Joy Cooper
Teresa Crespo Hartendorp
Karanjot Kane
Saba Katawazi
Gina Marie
Gabriel Soberón Nelson
Lucas A. Rivera
Danielle Soto
Nick Stout
Bruce Thompson
Ingrid Trovão
The following are cast in the ensemble (Veiled Figures, Customs Clerk, Bomb Experts)  We do not need you for the callbacks.  Please come to the first rehearsal on Wednesday, February 7 at 6:30 PM in the Howard Brubeck Theatre


Ashley Carlos
Kevin Lynch
Hinako Nishikawa

Auditions: Palomar Theatre’s Two Spring Productions



Click this link for a pdf of the audition announcement auditions-spring-2017

Facing Our Truth Cast List

Our sincerest thanks to all who auditioned. We enjoyed your work immensely.
First rehearsal is Monday, October 17; Please arrive promptly, ready to start at 6:30PM


Night Vision:

Ayanna – Regina Bispo-Rains

Ezra –Myron Crowe

Some Other Kid:

Elissa- Tatiana Williams

Owen- Jolyon Maxilom
Andre – Kofi  Ofori


Also Blue- Myron Crowe

Blue- Christine Dillard, (understudy- Regina Bispo-Rains)

Green- Caty Hill

Purple- Macy Weinfurter

Pink- Jolyon Maxilom

Red- Kofi  Ofori

Yellow- Kian Nourollahi

Teal- Caitlyn Westmoreland

Indigo- Lexi Schneider

Musician- Gabriel Saberón Nelson

Thew Ballad of George Zimmerman:

Zimmerman- Teresa Crespo-Hartendorp

Treyvon- Joy Cooper

Policewoman- Danielle Soto


Mom- Joy Cooper

Son- Kofi

No More Monsters Here:

Doc – Kofi Ofori (understudy: Joy Cooper)

Rebecca- Colette Culbertson

Greatest Gran- Myron Crowe

Woman in Elevator- Lexi Schneider

CALLBACKS: Facing Our Truth: Six 10-Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege

Our sincerest thanks to all who auditioned. The following people are called back.
Please arrive and be ready to start promptly at 7PM


Regina Bispo-Rains

Joy Cooper

Teresa Crespo-Hartendorp

Myron Crowe

Colette Culbertson

Christina Dillard

Caty Hill

Ryan Jacobs

Jolyon Maxilom

Gabriel Saberón Nelson

Kian Nourollahi

Kofi  Ofori

Danielle Soto

Nick Stout

Macy Weinfurter

Caitlyn Westmoreland

Auditions- Facing Our Truth: Six 10-Minute Plays On Trayvon, Race and Privilege


Seeking a diverse ensemble of actors, dancers & musicians
Auditions are Monday, October 10, 2016 at 6:30 PM in the Palomar College Studio Theatre

Directed by Michael Mufson and Ingrid Trovão.

These six ten minute plays were first commissioned by The New Black Fest in response to the killing of Treyvon Martin and the acquittal George Zimmerman.  Since that time, public incidents of violence against black men have been increasingly exposed. Facing Our Truth’s purpose is to incite serious discussion in our collective communities around issues of racial injustice, police violence and white privilege.

There are many roles specifically for African-American women and men.  There are also some roles for people of all ethnicities, races and genders.

Please prepare either a 1-minute contemporary monologue or 1-minute passion statement inspired by the subject of the plays.  In either case, your presentation should be thoroughly memorized and rehearsed.

Callbacks will be Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 6PM.

Rehearsals: October 17-Dec 1. Monday-Friday 6:30-10:30 PM and some Saturday afternoons. If cast, actors will enroll in 2units for the rehearsals and performances.

Performances: December 2,3,4,8,9,10,11, 2016. Fridays and Saturday’s at 7:00 PM, Sundays at 2:00 PM, Thursday at 4:00.

Casting Breakdown

Night Vision by Dominique Morisseau

AYANNA – Black woman, mid-late 30s. Pregnant. Hypersensitive. Over stuffed with book-quotes and clinical terminology.  Wife of Ezra.
EZRA – Black man, late 30s. Steady. Calming. Thoughtful. A loving husband with one eye always on the streets around him. Husband of Ayanna.

Some Other Kid  by A. Rey Pamatmat

ELISSA- 17, any race (non-white). some kid
ANDRE – 17, African-American, some otl1er kid
OWEN – 17, any race, their friend
Colored by Winter Miller

GREEN – Woman
PURPLE – Woman
YELLOW – Boy, I 5
PINK- Boy, 16
RED- Boy. 15
INDIGO – Woman
The Ballad Of George Zimmerman Text by Dan O’Brien, Music by Quetzal Flores

ZIMMERMAN – Late 20s, would call himself Hispanic (plays guitar).
TRAYVON – Late teens, would call himself Black.
OFFICER – Would call herself White.
Dressing  by Mona Mansour & Tala Manassah

MOM – early 40s, black
SON – 17, black
No More Monsters Here by Marcus Gardley

REBECCA – a white woman
DOC – a black psychiatrist. The same actor plays FMPLOYER
GREATEST GRAND – The same actor plays OOKIE, a dealer
Perusal scripts available at the Library reserve desk or contact
For information contact Michael Mufson at