Looking for an actor (male; 20's - 30's) for the roll of Tom Munson, the hero in the old-fashioned musical melodrama, Villainy in the Vineyard.  Please see the audition information below and email questions/interest to Karen Barbera at  



THE HERO – TOM MUNSON (20s - 30s) – Horticulturist and grape breeder. Childhood sweetheart of Kaye who moved to Texas with his family years ago. Now back to San Leandro on the stagecoach hoping to help solve the grape blight.


Show Synopsis:

“This is the story of Kaye Syrah trying so hard to keep the family vineyard alive after her family goes missing. It is the story of a ruthless land speculator willing to do just about anything to build his empire and along the journey discovers the stagecoach line and vineyards of old San Leandro. It is the story of dreamers and schemers, heroes and villains, but mostly about family. Learn the fate of the once-great East Bay Vineyards in this long-forgotten seldom-told, mostly-true tale about one man that kept wine alive not just for California, but for the whole planet. A family-friendly musical play that’s a lot of fun.”

  • For the Tom Munson audition:

    • Audition will consist of reading sides from the script and singing a short, familiar tune.  You can find a copy of the script here

    • Audition will take place at the San Leandro Museum/Auditorium, 320 West Estudillo Ave, San Leandro, next to the historic Casa Peralta and 2 blocks east of the San Leandro BART Station.  

    • Please print and fill out this audition form and conflict calendar prior to the audition or arrive early to complete. Please bring a headshot if you have one and attach it to your audition form.  Also, please bring a list of all conflicts between January 24 and March 10. No absences are allowed during the preview or the run of the show.


Rehearsals run from January 24 - March 10 (Monday through Thursday 7pm - 9pm, with preview Friday, March 11)

Run dates: March 12 - April 10 (Saturdays 8pm; Sundays 2pm; plus 2 Fridays at 8pm, April 1 and April 8 - a total of 12 performances).

Non-AEA, no pay; all ethnicities and ages encouraged. Auditions, rehearsals and performances will observe CDC, Alameda County and City of San Leandro COVID safety protocols (PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED, MASKING required except when performing on stage).