• About Teen Musical Theater of Oregon

    The Teen Musical Theater of Oregon (TMTO) is the youth theater program of Craterian Performances. TMTO shows are professionally-staged, large-scale and high-energy productions that are fun for the whole family. When you attend a TMTO show, you’ll be giving these talented teens the audience they deserve, and you’ll be getting one of the best entertainment values in Southern Oregon. As a TMTO patron said after a recent show, “The entire production was so professional. We will definitely try to see all of the Teen Musical Theater shows. We will bring some other people along with us, too. It’s something we want to share.” Share the fun and share the excitement: don’t miss the next TMTO show!

    Depending on the show and casting requirements, the age range for some TMTO shows includes children age 9 – 12; the age range for all TMTO shows is 12 – 19. In order to “anchor” the show and to give cast members the opportunity to work with professional/adult actors, TMTO will often use “Guest Stars” in principal roles.

    The typical rehearsal  and performance schedule lasts seven weeks. In the summer, rehearsal blocks are typically M-F, 12:30 – 5:30; during the school year rehearsals are typically Monday, Wednesday and Friday 5:00 – 8:00, and Saturdays 12:30 – 5:30. Specific rehearsal times are typically announced one week  in advance; the amount of rehearsal time required for each cast member varies significantly based on the size of the part and the overall needs of the production.

    We currently produce a winter, spring and summer show. Click on the “Auditions” tab for more information about our upcoming production. If no information is currently listed, check back soon

    Participation Fee: $300 + $100 refundable family volunteer deposit (limited scholarships are available; apply by completing and submitting the form under the “Audition/Registration” tab)

    For general inquiries call 541-779-8195, ext 304

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Teen Musical Theater of Oregon is to provide professional training and performance opportunities for cast members, and to produce professional quality, affordable, family-friendly entertainment.

  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

    Audition Information


    The minimum age for How to Succeed is 12. Cast size is limited to 60.

    Auditions: Sunday, January 10, 2:30 p.m. registration; 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (approx.) auditions
    Callbacks: Wednesday, January 13, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (approx.)
    Rehearsals: Begin January 18 – see the conflict calendar for more details
    Performances: March 3 & 4 @ 7:30 p.m., March 5 @ 2:00 p.m.
    Participation Fee: $300 + $100 refundable family volunteer deposit (limited scholarships are available-use form below to apply)

    Audition & Registration Forms


    Show Information and Character Breakdown


    J. Pierrepont Finch
    Our story’s protagonist. An irrepressible, clear-eyed, almost puckish hero, he is a window washer who applies for a job at the World Wide Wicket Company and attempts to climb the ‘ladder of success.’
    Vocal range top: G4
    Vocal range bottom: C3
    A sleazy executive with a penchant for the ladies.
    Gender: Male
    J.b. Biggley
    The stuffed-shirt, philandering President of World Wide Wicket. Beneath his ruthless exterior, he is a college lad at heart with a passion for knitting.
    Gender: Male
    Vocal range top: A4
    Vocal range bottom: C3
    A secretary at the company who is more interested in finding a man than advancing her career. She becomes Finch’s love interest.
    Gender: Female
    Vocal range top: B4
    Vocal range bottom: A3
    A secretary with a painfully dry sense of humor. She is a cynical, working woman who is on the lookout for a man.
    Gender: Female
    Bud Frump
    Biggely’s nephew and scheming employee. He is an arrogant sycophant who tries to advance his career by exploiting his family connections.
    Gender: Male
    Vocal range top: F4
    Vocal range bottom: C3
    Miss Jones
    J.B.’s stuffy secretary who is abrupt and tough, but soft and kind to those who are good to her.
    Gender: Female
    Vocal range top: Gb5
    Vocal range bottom: Bb3
    Mr. Twimble
    He is a fussy, old-fashioned, yet loyal employee at the company. Supervisor of the mailroom, he believes his success is due to his lack of ambition and ability to remain unnoticed.
    Gender: Male
    Vocal range top: E4
    Vocal range bottom: C#3
    Wally Womper
    The company’s Chief Executive Officer and a former window-washer.
    Gender: Male
    Vocal range top: E4
    Vocal range bottom: D3
    A woman adored by all of the men. She may appear dim-witted, but she knows how to manipulate men to get what she wants.
    Gender: Female
    Vocal range top: Eb5
    Vocal range bottom: C4
    Ensemble: Executives, Secretaries
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  • How to Succeed Cast List:


  • Creative Team for How to Succeed:

    Stephen McCandless – Producer/Artistic Director
    Doug Warner – Director
    Cailey McCandless – Choreographer, Creative Consultant
    Michael Wing – Music Director
    Gabriel Ash – Set Designer
    Sue Quackenbush – Costume Designer
    Brad Nelson – Lighting Designer/Production Manager
    Meghan DeAngelo – Hair & Makeup Designer
    Beth Sheets – Rehearsal Stage Manager & Prop Master
    Hannah Schneider – Dance Captain

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