Scruff Turbo and the Children of the Future is a musical sci-fi adventure through space featuring an array of comical and larger-than-life characters of aliens, robots and more who join Scruff Turbo on her intergalactic mission. It is a kid-friendly “Mad Max” with music based on Ziggy Stardust, dubstep and the Eastern European tradition of blacklight shows. With a message about saving the Earth, and being your “most authentic self”, Scruff Turbo is one of the best pieces of young adult and youth theatre. This fresh, new, never-before-seen-in-California show is a gem. Originally produced by Creede Repertory Theatre (CRT) in Creede, CO, (one of the Top 10 Theatres to see Broadway off Broadway), with music by CRT’s Artistic Director Jessica Jackson, and book and lyrics by author and cartoonist Jeff Carey.
Auditions are open to anyone between the ages of 6-18, and you do not have to be a member of our Conservatory to Audition. Please see complete details below. We look forward to seeing you on February 1st!
**Auditions for Scruff Turbo are Saturday, February 1st at 10AM at the Playhouse. NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED!
** If your student is 6-8 years old-- please plan on having them attend from 10-11:30. You may be done earlier, based on the number of people who show up, but please plan for 10-11:30. Please be prepared for our short dance audition, and come with sheet music for our Musical Director.
* If your student is 9-18 years old -- please show up at 11:30, ready to dance. After you dance, we will ask people to sing. Please plan to stay about an hour and a half, possibly more.
**Anyone auditioning needs to please come in clothes and shoes they can dance in for the dance part of the audition, and with sheet music for the vocal portion.
**Show Dates---Scruff Turbo begins rehearsals on March 3rd, and performs April 24th, 25th, May 1st and 2nd at 7:30. Matinee performances are April 26th and May 3rd at 2PM. There are two days of mandatory school performances. Rehearsals with generally be in the 6:00-8:30 time slot, Monday – Friday. Not everyone will be called to rehearsal every day!
Casting Information and Pricing:
**Auditions are open to anyone 6-18! You do not have to be a member of the Conservatory to audition! However, if you are not in a minimum of 2 classes a week, and are cast in the show, there is a $100 show fee to cover things like costumes, props and material rentals. Please note, being a student in our Conservatory classes does NOT guarantee a role in the show.
** Interested in classes? Please check out our class schedule here--http://www.playhousemerced.com/class-descriptions
Thank you again for your interest in our auditions for Scruff Turbo! We can't wait to see you on the 1st!
For any questions, please feel free to reach out to our Education Director Beth Christensen at