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Music Man Audition Information
Audition and Production Information for Actors

The Music Man at St. Francis High School March 20 – 28, 2020
Book, Music & Lyrics by Meredith Willson 

Directed and Choreographed by Kiera Anderson 
Musical Direction by Tina Harris 

  • Audition Workshop: 12/2/19 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Children’s Audition: By appointment 12/9/19 from 4:00pm - 5:30pm 
  • Audition Dates: By appointment 12/10 & 12/11  from 3:30pm – 7:30pm 
  • Callback Date: By appointment 12/12/19 from 3:30pm - 7:30pm 

*For appointment, please attend the Audition Workshop or email*

Rehearsal Dates & Times: 1/7/20 -3/10/20 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm 

Monday through Friday
*Actors will not be called to every rehearsal* 

Tech Week Dates & Times: 3/12/20 & 3/13/20 from 5:00pm - 10:00pm 

3/14/20 from 9:00am – 8:00pm 
3/16/20 – 3/19/20 from 5:00pm-10:00pm 

*Technical rehearsals are MANDATORY for ALL cast and crew* 

Performance Dates & Times: 3/20/20 7pm 3/21/20 2pm/7pm 

3/27/20 7pm 3/28/20 2pm/7pm 

*All performances are MANDATORY for ALL cast and crew* 

Audition Information 

  • Prepare ONE 32-BAR SONG in the style of the show *or* the 32-bar ENSEMBLE selection that will be taught at the audition workshop. You may sing from the show if you are interested in a principal role. 
  • Prepare the dance combination (taught at the audition workshop or posted online December 2, 2019)
  • Please wear audition/interview attire that you can dance/move in
  • Actors will sign up for a 1-hour audition time slot. You will sing individually, and then attend a group dance call. 
  • For callbacks, you will be given sides to read: be prepared to read, sing and dance at the callback. 

Chamber Singers Take FIRST PLACE

We are thrilled to share that our SF Chamber singers were awarded FIRST PLACE today at the Golden State Women’s Choral Festival featuring the top women’s choirs in Northern California! A HUGE congrats to our Troubies, to Mrs. Harris,and to Mr. Rheault for his amazing piano accompanying! We are so excited for the opportunity to host next year! Be sure to congratulate our SF Chamber Singers!!


SFHS One Acts ‘girl’ take Gold!

This last weekend St. Francis was honored to participate in the 2019 Lenaea High School Theatre Festival! We are elated to share our students took home the Gold for our One-Act play “Girl” as well as Outstanding Original Script Award.

We also had students receive individual awards! Special shout-out to Aurora Giacobbe ‘20, who received Bronze for ‘Secret Service’ from ‘Mr. President’ and to Kelsi Towle ‘21, who received Silver for her role in ‘The Whispers Of Saints’.


Patrons of the Arts Meeting – February Meeting Changed to 2/12/19

  • The February meeting has been changed to February 12, at 5:30 p.m., in Room 401 in the theatre building. The February date has changed, and the room number has changed. 
  • Everyone is welcome to join us. 
  • The guest speaker for our February meeting is Adan Romo, one of our 5 visual art teachers, who will talk to us about his sculptures on campus, the SFHS garden design, and his artwork in Sacramento area. 

School Open on Monday, November 19

Dear Families,

School will be open on Monday, November 19.  However, all outdoor activities are canceled.  If you are concerned about air quality and your daughter’s health, please be sure to call the attendance office to excuse her:  916-737-5050.

Should air quality conditions worsen dramatically overnight, we will assess in the morning and communicate any changes to you.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this unprecedented situation.  Please continue to pray for all those affected by these tragic fires.

Theresa Rodgers


Christmas Music Concert
Saturday, December 1 at 2:00 p.m. matinee and 7:00 p.m.

Come ring in the holiday season with lovely seasonal music from St. Francis and Jesuit’s Choirs and Orchestras. 

Get your tickets HERE.

Parent Volunteers Needed:

Ushers are needed for theatre events. Please sign up on MVP for easy and fun parent hours. 

Volunteers are needed to STRIKE the set of “Chicago” on January 26, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Double hours will be awarded. Come for a minimum of a 2-hour shift. Sign up on MVP HERE


Ivanna Forero Pretto ‘19 Artwork in the Crocker

Congratulations Ivanna, your artwork “Cremes” is wonderful! Everyone should head over to the Crocker Art Museum Kingsley Inspirations show before Sept. 2, 2018 to check out Ivanna’s piece, which drew from Wayne Thiebaud’s “Boston Cremes”. 

Alumna profile

Meredith Ray ‘14

Meredith Ray ‘14 graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Santa Clara University in Communication and Spanish. She is headed to Seattle in August for a full time job with the Seattle Seahawks in their Digital Media department. #TroubieForLife

Wow! That is an exciting industry to work in and we will follow up with Meredith in the fall for an update on her new career with the Seahawks. 

We are so proud of all our Troubies and want to share your news too! Send an email to Dawn Winston ‘91 at


Senior Awarded First Place Choral Scholarship

SFHS Senior Nicole Young was awarded a first place scholarship (age 17-19) in the Asya Pleskach Scholarship for Young Choral Singers, sponsored by the Sacramento Master Singers. Nicole competed against 12 other area high school singers. She performed a classical Italian art song for adjudicators and completed an interview regarding her leadership skills and commitment to choral music. Nicole will be performing her solo in the Sacramento Master Singers upcoming concert, ‘Listen to the Heart’. Nicole will also be a Voice Major at CSU Sacramento in the fall. Congratulations Nicole!!


Fifteen Students Recognized for Collegiate Commitment to the Arts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Fifteen outstanding students will be recognized at a St. Francis event on Friday, May 12 at 8:00am in the St. Francis Theatre on campus to honor those graduating seniors who have made the choice to major in an Art discipline. Students represent a breadth of Art fields such as music, television and film, acting, musical and technical theatre, art history, and architecture. They will be attending fifteen different programs at some of the country’s top schools.


Arts Recognition Scholars 2017

We are thrilled to recognize our 2017 Arts Scholars! We have 15 SFHS seniors who have committed to the Arts by majoring in a Fine or Applied Art form at a University. The Arts Recognition Ceremony is this Friday May 12, 2017 at 8:00am on the Theatre Stage- Join us in honoring our Troubadours.

Photo gallery

Winter One Acts 2017

Congrats to the SF Players on a great opening night of the One Acts! Two completely different One Acts Shows performed within an evening. These one Acts will be judged and the winning act will be performed for Lenaea competition at the Harris Center.

One Acts 2017:
What Andy Warhol Never Told Me, A short comedy by Robert Pridham

The Trojan Women, By Thom Green and David Blanchard


SFHS Student wins SCOE Academic Decathlon Art Competition

Congratulations to Anna Lucia Burns ‘19. Anna’s artwork, “The Victory Kiss”, was the winning entry in the SCOE Academic Decathlon Art Competition. Her piece will be featured on the decathlon’s posters and t-shirts. Several other St. Francis students were honored with awards: Elizabeth Chiu (Aesthetics and Design), Grace Conlin (Aesthetics and Design), MiKayla Kauinana (Concept and Content), Emily Fargen (Honorable Mention), Annika Remme (Honorable Mention), and Adithi Benush (Honorable Mention).

A special thank you to Melanie Bown, who integrated this competition into her classroom and gave students an opportunity show their talents to the greater Sacramento community. Additional thanks to Brian Briggs and Barbara Gluvers for their support of the AcaDec program on our campus.

Alumna profile

Olivia Stevenson ‘11

Olivia Stevenson ‘11 received her Master Degree in Theatre from the prestigious Royal Conservatoire of Scotland! Olivia was involved in SF Theatre for the four years she attended SFHS. She was part of three Elly award winning productions and was nominated for multiple individual Elly awards. Mrs. Watson, our Theatre Director, reached out to Olivia for an update on her post-SFHS experience:


Annual Sacramento Aloha Festival 2015

On Saturday, October 3, 2015, our hula class (Nā Wāhine O ‘Olu Hula) along with Mrs. Macugay’s hula academy (Kūhai Hālau O Kanoheaokalikolaua’e) participated in the Annual Sacramento Aloha Festival at Cal Expo. For almost half the class, it was the first time being on a stage and dancing hula. They performed along with many other hula schools and Hawaiian bands on three different stages throughout the day.