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AUDITIONS: Sideways Stories from Wayside School  

WEDNESDAY, November 8 at 8:00 PM AND SATURDAY, November 11 at 10:00 AM



By John Olive
Based on the Book Series by Louis Sachar
Directed by Kari-Anne Innes

MARCH 2 - 18, 2018 | Tickets & Performance Calendar

FAMILY FUN: You can imagine the confusion at Wayside School when the builder made a terrible mistake. Instead of building 30 classrooms side by side, he built them one on top of another. Perhaps this accounts for all the wacky goings-on in Mrs. Jewls’ class where children are being turned into apples or dead rats wearing raincoats, and little girls are trying to sell their toes. Based on the best selling book series by Louis Sachar, these Sideways Stories are a ridiculously good time for the entire family.


A huge thank you to all of the auditioners for Sideways Stories! We had an overwhelming response and two fun auditions. If you were not cast in Sideways Stories please consider auditioning for one of our future shows.


There will be a read through for each cast some time in December. Rehearsals will start in January. 


Sideways Cast:
Mrs. Gorf: Jakob Innes
Myron: Zeke Bloom
Bebe: Karlie Mann
Leslie: Alexandria Shoppa
Rondi: Sofia Urschel
Dameon: Jack Reichert
Louis: Carter Stoner
Mr. Kidswatter: Asher Knauff
Mrs. Jewels: Katie Golding
Sammy: Brody Jordan
Student and Pigtail 1: Tulip Saavedra
Student and Pigtail 2: Wolfie Saavedra
Mrs. Zarves: Meg Bell
Mr. Pickle: Zoe Irving
Miss Valoosh: Aleksandra Ramon
Mr. Gorf: Nathan Stoner
Miss Mush: Natalie Parker 


Wayside Cast:
Mrs. Gorf: Donna Rowland
Myron: Julian Cruz
Bebe: Cadence Orange
Leslie: Mia Rettew
Rondi: Katherine Stalmah
Dameon: Ty VanBenthuysen
Louis: Benjamin Rosenberger
Mr. Kidswatter: Tyler Stump
Mrs. Jewels: June Saavedra
Sammy: Michael Thomas
Student and Pigtail 1: Aira Robinson-Ryzewski
Student and Pigtail 2: Asher Knauff
Miss Zarves:  Denise Woodside Murray
Mr. Pickle: Tony Thomas
Miss Valoosh: Rea Robinson
Mr. Gorf: Jason Kaplan
Miss Mush: Amber Jordan


Casting Requirements:


Students played by actors ages 10+

Adults to be played by adults and high school students



MYRON, a student

BEBE, a student 

LESLIE, a student 

RONDI, a student 

DAMEON, a student 

SAMMY, the new student 



MRS. GORF, the meanest teacher in the history of Wayside School 

LOUIS, the yard teacher 

MRS. JEWLS, a teacher 

MR. PICKLE, the school councilor 

MISS VALOOOSH, a dancer 

MR. GORF, a substitute teacher 

MRS. KIDSWATER, a cow, nonspeaking 


Voice-overs to be performed live by one or more actors:

MR. KIDSWATTER, the principal, voice only 

LESLIE’S PIGTAILS, voice only 

MISS ZARVES (Note:  MISS ZARVES does not exist), the 19th floor teacher, voice only 

MISS MUSH, the cook, voice only 


Those auditioning will read from the script. Please email with any questions or to request a perusal of the script.


Click here for an excerpt from Sideways Stories from Wayside School


Click here to fill out an audition form