Announcing auditions for

"Side by Side by Sondheim"

 A Musical Entertainment

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

and music by

Leonard Bernstein, Mary Rodgers, Richard Rodgers, Jule Styne 

Directed and Choreographed by Michael Ryken

Musical and Vocal Direction by Dean Starnes

Auditions (by appointment):

Sunday, January 8, 6:00-9:00pm and

Saturday, January 14, 1:00-4:00pm at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third Street, Hayward, CA 94546

Callbacks (by invitation):

Sunday, January 15, 6:00-9:00pm

at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third Street, Hayward, CA 94546


3 singer/actors + 1 non-singing actor (M or F).  Age 18+, any ethnicity

1 F (D3-F5)

1 F (E3-C6)

1 M (G2-B4)


How to Arrange an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please email a request with resume and headshot to with “SBSBS” in subject line. You may also contact the director, Michael Ryken, for more information, at the same email address.

What to Prepare

Actor/Singers should prepare 32 bars from contemporary musical theatre (Sondheim preferred). Please bring piano sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided. Please submit a photo and resume.


The rehearsal period begins the week of February 21 and runs through April 6, 2017. Rehearsals are held evenings and weekends at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre in Hayward, 22311 N. Third Street, Hayward, CA 94546.


Stipends are available to help defray travel and other expenses.

Production Dates:

Side by Side by Sondheim will be performed April 7 through April 23, 2017. Performances will be at 8:00pm April 7, 8, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22. Matinees will be at 2:00pm Sunday, April 9, Saturday April 15, and Sunday April 23.

Ten performances in total.  Please note there are two performances on Saturday, April 15.

Artistic Team:

Director/Choreographer, Michael Ryken; Musical/Vocal Director, Dean Starnes; Scenic Designer, Alexandra Kranyak; Lighting Designer, Allen Willner; Costume Designer, Daisy Neske-Dickerson; Stage Manager, Sami Cowan.

22311 N. Third Street,
Hayward, CA  94546