College of the Siskiyous


The COS Theatre program is dedicated to the advancement of the theatre arts, through traditional study and performance, and to the development of new theatrical ventures. We prepare students for further study and for an ever-changing profession.

Walking with Walt

Walking with Walt by Tim Holt. Directed by Neil Carpentier-Alting

"Walking with Walt" is a delightful play written by local author Tim Holt. It centers around the physical and emotional journey of Sam Marler, a West Coast dock worker who picks up a copy of Walt Whitman's "Leaves Of Grass" and is inspired by Whitman's poetry to quit his job and start walking across the country. He is accompanied by the great poet himself, who serves as Sam's guide and mentor.

Sam's wanderings lead him back to his old hometown, where he soon gets caught up in a romance that began 30 years ago. But the lady in question has some scores to settle, and Sam's attempts to rekindle the romance get off to a rocky start.

Please join us in the Kennth W Ford Theater for this charming new production, we plan on presenting this in an intimate setting onstage, so seats will be limited. All seats $10.

September 7, 8, 14, and 15 at 7:00 pm
September 9 and 16 at 3:00 pm

For more information please contact the Theatre Department by calling (530) 938-5206 or by email,

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

The College of the Siskiyous Theatre Department is excited to announce Auditions for our fall musical production of "Little Shop of Horrors." Everyone is welcome to audition for this deviously hilarious production!

A singing plant... a daring albeit reluctant hero... a sweet girl... a demented dentist. Come out to Mushnick's Florist shop and meet them all. Little Shop of Horrors is the sci-fi smash musical devouring the hearts of audiences for over 30 years. Little Shop of Horrors has been a cult classic for years with the original movie released in 1960 and the Off-Broadway premiere in 1982. These were followed by the remake of the film in 1986 which featured current day stars like Rick Moranis, Ellen Green and Steven Martin. Finally, in 2003 it made its official Broadway debut.

"Little Shop of Horrors" (Music by Alan Menken, Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman) tells the story of a down-and-out floral assistant who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving, his love for his co-worker, and how his plans go awry when the plant's demands grow a little too wild!

Auditions: September 5 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Call Backs: September 6 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Actors should prepare a 1 minute contemporary monologue and be prepared to sing 16 bars of any contemporary Broadway song in the style of the show and please bring chosen sheet music.

If cast, the rehearsals will normally be held Monday-Friday from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Performances will be November 9-11 and 15-18.

"Little Shop of Horrors" is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

For more information regarding our auditions, please contact the Theatre Department by email,

Electromagnetic Soul Vehicle Project

How do you get to the underground city? Electromagnetic vehicles!

"From between the atmospheric portal, we approach you. From the inner Earth, we call. From the deepest depth of the inner ocean, we arrive, The Electromagnetic Soul Vehicle."

And with those words Dave Theno, local area musician and teacher, kicks off an epic adventure that will take us to the lost city of Telos, located deep beneath beautiful Mt. Shasta. The journey will introduce us to the legends of Telos, Atlantis, Rosalia, Adama, the greys, the lizard folk, and so much more! Sounds fun doesn’t it? Well then come join us!

We are looking primarily for dancers and singers who can dance or move well. The initial plan is for this to be a rock opera, with very little straight speaking parts. We are creating this work from scratch so the process will be split into two parts.

  • The first part will be a fall workshop that beginning on Sept 8 will meet every other Saturday for 6 hours. These sessions will be essential to the creative process and those who enroll will have an inside track to being cast in the production.
    • THEA 1301, Musical Comedy Workshop - CRN: 7398 (credit)
    • THEA 0531, Community Theatre - CRN: 7399 (non-credit)
  • The second part will consist of auditions and rehearsals culminating in performances on January 25-27. We will let you know when registration is open for that class.

Please Note: Both sections are classes that you will need to enroll in.

For more information please contact Christian Richards, choreographer, at (206) 707-2441 or

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