• 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.

  • White Christmas

    Audition Information


    The minimum age for White Christmas is 12. Cast size is limited to 60.

    Auditions: Saturday, October 3, 9:30 a.m. registration; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (approx.) auditions
    Callbacks: Wednesday, October 7, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (approx.)
    Rehearsals: Begin October 19 – see the conflict calendar for more details
    Performances: December 11, 12, 17, 18 @ 7:30 p.m., December 19 @ 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

    IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS tells the story of two showbiz buddies putting on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and finding their perfect mates in the bargain.  Full of dancing, romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters,” “Blue Skies,” and the unforgettable title song, IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS promises to be a merry and bright experience for the entire family!

    The New York Times claims “this cozy trip down memory lane should be put on your wish list.”  And, the New York Daily News hailed IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS as “a holiday card come to life.”

     BOB WALLACE – A major singing star, Bob is the guiding force behind the song and dance team of Wallace and Davis. He wears his fame easily and is a born leader, but has some trouble with social and romantic interactions. Despite his occasional gruffness, he is a deeply kind and principled man who is searching for his true love. This role was portrayed by Bing Crosby in the film. A superb singer with a crooning style who moves very well. Sings “White Christmas.”PHIL DAVIS – The fun-loving, go-getting song-and-dance partner of the team of Wallace and Davis. An irrepressible clown who is determined to see his friend happy, even if it requires scheming and outright deception. He has a boyish charm. This role was portrayed by Danny Kaye in the film. A song-and-dance comic performer. Sings “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing.”

    BETTY HAYNES – The sensible, responsible half of the upcoming song-and-dance team, The Haynes Sisters. Destined to be a star in her own right, she is nonetheless hesitant to take the spotlight for herself. A woman of decent, upstanding principles, she is devoted to her younger sister. Like Bob, she hides her yearning for true love under a protective shell. This role was portrayed by Rosemary Clooney in the film.  A singer of quiet beauty and charm. Sings “Sisters” and “Love, You Didn’t Do Right By Me.”

    JUDY HAYNES – The younger, more ambitious, slightly scheming Haynes sister. Wholesome and adorable, she is a winning charmer whom no man can resist. Portrayed by Vera Ellen in the film.  A major song-and-dance performer. Sings “Sisters.”

    MARTHA WATSON – Once a Broadway star, now the general’s housekeeper at the Inn, Martha has a very dry, wry, wisecracking sense of humor. Big-hearted but completely unsentimental, she runs the General’s life in spite of his protestations. She is an irrepressible meddler, but always for what she believes to be the other guy’s best interests. This role was originally portrayed by Mary Wickes in the film. A winning, appealing character-comedienne; sings “Let Me Sing and I’m Happy.”

    SUSAN WAVERLY – (9-12 years old to play 9 years old) The General’s granddaughter, Susan is a lovable and outgoing real kid. She is very smart, wise beyond her years, and cares deeply about her grandfather. Once bitten hard by the showbiz bug, she demonstrates everything that is winning in the ultimate child performer.  She should have an excellent belt voice, and be able to move well. Sings reprise of “Let Me Sing and I’m Happy.”

    RALPH SHELDRAKE – Army buddy of Bob and Phil’s, now a major television executive with the Ed Sullivan Show. Fast-talking, New York professional.

    RITA AND RHODA – Bob and Phil’s two star chorus girls, they are brash and fun, although perhaps not the smartest.

    EZEKIEL FOSTER – The ultimate taciturn New Englander, who helps out at the inn and takes life at a very slow pace.

    MIKE – Bob and Phil’s stage manager. Has a tendency to be over-dramatic and completely hysterical, but will get things done. Never seen without his whistle and clipboard, which he uses to attempt to keep order.

    TESSIE – Bob and Phil’s extremely competent assistant.


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  • Creative Team for White Christmas:

    Stephen McCandless – Producer/Artistic Director
    Parthy McCandless – Director
    Cailey McCandless – (Virtual) 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
    Hannah Schneider / Shelby Hubler – Dance Captains

Teen Musical Theater of Oregon Events

FRIDec 11

TMTO: White Christmas

Presented by: Craterian Performances' Teen Musical Theater of Oregon

Sponsored by: Sherm & Wanda Olsrud
Lite 102 FM Soft Rock

December 11, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Tickets: Adults $22 / Youth (0-18) $12

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