Rocklin seeking local thespians

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Interested in taking the stage for one of Rocklin’s theater productions? The Rocklin Community Theatre will be holding auditions for “The Odd Couple” by Neil Simon at 7 p.m. Jan. 11. Auditions will be held at Finnish Temperance Hall, 4090 Rocklin Road. Callbacks will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 12. The show will run Feb. 25-27 and March 4-6. Characters include: Oscar Madison — Divorced sports writer, age 43 — A pleasant man who seems to live life to the fullest. Felix Unger — Age 44 — A fastidious man, recently separated and not dealing well with it. The following are regulars at a weekly poker game held at Oscar’s apartment. Their ages range from late 30s to early 40s: Speed — His nickname reflects his need to keep things moving. Murray — A policeman whose insight allows him to recognize issues and situations that the others miss. Roy — Oscar’s accountant; he knows Oscar’s financial situation and reminds him of it. Vinnie — He enjoys the finer things in life, but only if he can get them at a big discount. Gwendolyn Pigeon — Mid to late 30s; British. Cecily Pigeon — Mid to late 30s; British. Gwendolyn and Cecily — sisters and have an apartment in the same building as Oscar. The Rocklin theater will also be holding workshops and auditions for children ages 8 to 13 for “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” An information/parent meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 6 and auditions will be held Jan. 9. The workshop will be held Jan. 9 to March 27. Performances for the show run March 18-27. For more information, call (916) 740-6229; e-mail rocklincommuni or go to ~Staff report