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Updated: Dec. 10

 

 

AUDITIONS:

 

Most of the audition notices below can be found on

BACKSTAGE.COM - The Actors' Resource

 

 

NOTE: All auditions held in NYC unless otherwise noted...

 

BANDS/SOLOISTS/SHOWCASES:

'GREAT AFRICAN AMERICAN VOICES' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 14 - 54Main Casting is seeking African American singers to perform music from the Broadway genre for Great African American Voices, a 60-minute musical cabaret show in December at 53Above Broadway with host Christian McQueen. Solos, duets, and trios sought. Each performer may sing one-two songs each, their choice. One tempo rehearsal on the day of the show in NYC. Seeking—African American Singer (Lead): 18+. Seeking talent from New York City NY. Auditions online submission only via backstage.com or contacting the casting company.

 

DRAGON THEATER HOLIDAY EVENTS – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 15 - Dragon Theater Puppets & Princesses is casting for upcoming holiday events with Dragon Theater. Performances are ongoing in the Portland OR area. Some pay. Seeking—Carolers/Singers (Supporting): All Genders: 18+. Seeking talent from Portland OR. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the theater.

BRIGHT STAR TOURING THEATRE: BLACK HISTORY TOURS For YOUTH – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 27 - Bright Star Touring Theatre is casting shows touring to schools, theaters, libraries, and more around America for Bright Star Touring Theatre. Casting director states: "Currently casting the last couple spots in our Black History season. All tours consist of two actors and include shows like 'African Folktales,' 'Freedom Songs,' 'Jackie Robinson,' and more. Tours travel across the country, performing in a variety of venues." Rehearses Jan. 2020 (one week during the month) in Asheville NC; tours before Mar. 28 (dates and location TBD). Travel to Asheville NC is not provided. Rehearsal week is unpaid but lodging and vehicle are provided. Actors make $400/performance week. All lodging and transportation provided while on tour. Company books all hotels and pays for all gas, tolls, van maintenance, etc. Seeking—Various Roles (Lead): All Genders, 21-35, must be strong character actors and comfortable performing in any space. Must be flexible. Good work ethic a must. Clean criminal and driving record also a must. Must be comfortable sharing a hotel with a member of the opposite sex. Some tours require strong singers. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Apply via backstage.com or https://www.brightstartheatre.com/ Submit a headshot, resume, and link to a video clip of your work, if available. Auditions via Skype. You must have a one-minute monologue prepared; the content does not matter. There will also be a quick improv character game. Acting or Musical Theater degrees preferred. Applicants must have a valid license with a clean driving record and background check, be comfortable sharing a hotel room with a member of the opposite sex and have a good attitude.

 

EXPERIENCED SINGER/VOCALIST To FRONT CHICAGO-AREA COVER BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - Chicago Cover Band is seeking an experienced female lead singer for an existing Chicago cover band. Music is focused around the pop/dance/electronic/Top 100 hits of the 2000s, and now, with remixed versions of '80s and '90s songs. The band has established booking support for fests, local clubs, events, and more. See role description for desired attributes. Rehearsals are 1-2 times a week, lasting until the singer has learned the setlist and a show is developed. Self-study is important, as shows are currently on the calendar. Rehearsal space is on the north side of Chicago IL in a residential area. Pay is split equally between all members (not a tiered system) and can be discussed in more detail through email/in person. Seeking—Singer/Front Person (Lead): Female, 24-39, seeking the following attributes: charismatic, confident rockstar vibe and presence; stage experience with a live band; ability and discipline to self-study and be fully prepared for weekly rehearsals; experience and willingness to work with another singer; availability to rehearse 1-2 times a week to learn our current setlist/show (less rehearsals once completed); fairly open/flexible schedule, especially on weekends (day and night) for shows; comfort and proficiency with talking to an audience; dance skills that fit the music; a fitness level sufficient to deliver an energetic 2+ hour performance; experience or willingness to work with in-ear monitors; interest to be in a great band with pro-caliber people who focus on being successful. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. If interested, apply via backstage.com & provide a description of your musical experience, performance photos, or a current headshot and an audio sample.

 

MALE ROCK VOCALIST – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - 500 Fingers Productions is seeking a male rock vocalist to assist on an experimental rock album "Death of the General" with composer/rock producer T.C. Crosser and engineer/mixer Christal Jerez. Seeking to work on a long-term basis with a male rock vocalist that will be paid regularly (see compensation details) from pre-production all the way through to post-production (mixing). Producer states: "This is long term so anticipate about a year's worth of paid work (and potentially beyond). Actual schedule is incredibly flexible with a minimum commitment of four hours a month and actual recording sessions (when we get there, haha) for a maximum of six hours a day (we want our singers at our best and most comfortable). T.C. Crosser has scored music for commercials (such as Microsoft), television (such as 'Visionaries: Inside The Creative Mind'), and performance art companies (such as Leslie Seiters' 'Dance'). Christal Jerez's credits include mixing for massive artists such as Lil' Kim (they just released her album "9"), Jaafar Jackson, and Bryant Myers (just to name a few)." Rehearses TBD at the National Opera Center (next to Madison Square Garden), at Scratch Recordings (T.C. Crosser's Home Studio in Hell's Kitchen); records at Alex Tumay's Chelsea recording studio in NYC. Scratch track/rehearsal sessions: $40/hr. with guaranteed four hours booked a month; $160/four hours always paid at the first of every month. Additional hours booked (when applicable) paid same day. Full recording sessions: $500/day (for a six-hour day with a half-hour lunch included). Seeking—Male Rock Vocalist (Lead): Male, 18-40, for an audio recording project. Production does not have any intention of live performances at this time (but that may change later on). Must be a rock tenor with strong sight reading skills (reading sheet music is a must). Must be able to belt at least a high G and sing at least C below middle C. Producer states: "We want originality but a good template for a vocalist would be something along the lines of either Kele from Bloc Party or for a pop voice something such as the lead vocalist of Dashboard Confessional." This is a paid audio project. Apply via backstage.com or contact the production company. You must have some form of audio recording of you singing. There will be no open call auditions.

 

BROADWAY STREET TEAM AMBASSADORS, HOLIDAY SEASON – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 1 - theatreMAMA is seeking fearless street team ambassadors to promote various Broadway shows including "Chicago the Musical", "Waitress the Musical," “VOLTA” by Cirque du Soleil, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular,” and more. Street Team Ambassadors will distribute fliers in the Times Square area and beyond. MAMA’s Street Team Department is a successful program operating for twelve-plus years, offering flexible work for performers. theatreMAMA is a living media agency for the entertainment industry, with offices in NYC and Laguna Beach, CA. We have had the good fortune of creating experiential campaigns and stunts in over 40 different markets across the U.S. & Canada but are perhaps best known for being the number one street team company in New York. Over the past 14 years, MAMA has led creative campaigns for over 20 Broadway shows, Cirque du Soleil's tented, resident, and arena shows, as well as Madison Square Garden Entertainment's Christmas, Spring, and Summer Spectaculars, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Knicks, the New York Rangers, and many more. We have produced PR Stunts for a number of TV networks including NBC, TNT, TruTV, and FOX, and we are the first marketing/advertising agency in the world to become 100% replanted." Works mainly in Time Square, NYC, but may travel to represent MAMA’s clients at events and happenings all over the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT). Note: Schedule can be part-time and flexible to allow for auditions, callbacks, and other part time jobs. High preference those available to work on holidays (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day). Seeking female performers who can start as of Oct. 1. All NY street team ambassadors are paid a competitive hourly rate. Seeking—Broadway Ambassador (Lead): 18-40, lively, outgoing, energetic, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, theatrical, motivated, responsible and dedicated; comfortable approaching strangers; exuberantly joyous and happy; capable of inspiring happiness in passersby; good at provoking the imagination and curiosity of others; able to use their theatrical talents to translate into the promotional style on the streets while interacting with the public in character. a lover of the theater and people! Experience in acting, dancing, or singing is a plus. Those who speak multiple languages are strongly encouraged to apply. The schedule can be part-time and flexible to allow for auditions, callbacks, and other part-time jobs. Seeking talent from New York City NY. For consideration, apply via backstage.com or contact theatreMAMA and submit headshot or picture of yourself and let us know why you’re the best fit to be the newest addition to our family. Add the subject: "Broadway Street Team Ambassadors." Video links welcomed and accepted.

 

'FUTUREFEST 2020' at 54 BELOW – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 1 - Open Hydrant Theater Company and Foundation of New American Musicals is casting FutureFest in NYC. Production states: "This showcase spotlights rising local young talent in a celebration of the next generation of musical theater artists. At FutureFest, middle school, high school, and college-age students, as well as recent graduates, sing songs from new musicals written by leading and rising lyricists/composers." Rehearses some Saturdays in Jan.-Feb. 2020 at Open Hydrant Theater Company in the Bronx; performs Mar. 3 (7pm) at 54 Below in NYC. No pay. The producers are seeking both union and nonunion performers but no union contract is currently planned. Seeking—Musical Theater Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 12-25, seeking middle school, high school, and college-age students, as well as recent college graduates, to represent their alma maters; seeking various singing styles; songs will be from new musicals; if cast, you will be a representative of your school and sing a song chosen by the producers that best fits your voice. Seeking talent from New York NY. Must include any YouTube, SoundCloud, or other links to anything that gives examples of your voice. Casting will not accept any submissions without a singing link of some sort. For more info, visit http://54below.com/artist/futurefest/.

 

SINGING TELEGRAM PERFORMERS – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 30, 2020 - Singing Telegrams Now is seeking Singing Telegram and Variety Performers in all major US cities for a fun, flexible, well-paying job for entertainers.
-Must have open schedule and flexibility. Ideal candidates are full-time gig workers (no day job with set hours).
-Most gigs are short notice (many same day or next day). Must have reliable transportation. -Must own a smart phone and use our scheduling app.
-Must be on time and reliable. All auditions and training held over video conference; ongoing work. Pays per gig, usually in the range of $100-$180 depending on character, tips, and travel. Guaranteed minimum $80 per gig (gigs are approx. ten min long). Seeking—Singing Telegram Performer: 18-45, Job requirements:

*Must have open schedule and flexibility. Ideal candidates are full-time gig workers (no day job with set hours). Most gigs are short notice (many same day or next day).
*Must respond quickly to gig requests (keep an eye on your phone!). You set your own schedule and you need to be on top of it!
*Must have dependable transportation.
*Must be on time and reliable
*Must own a smart phone and use our scheduling app.
*Must have strong improv skills *Able to carry a tune*Able to work a crowd*Be charming and funny. Singing Telegrams are typically 8 to 10-minute performances consisting of a loosely scripted comedy act and two to three songs. You must be able to improvise and play off the crowd and recipient. Delivery to offices, restaurants, homes, etc. Popular characters include: Marilyn Monroe, Nurse, Cop, Elvis, Austin Powers, Gorilla in a Tutu, Phantom of the Opera, Nerd, Chicken, and many more. You can also develop your own characters. Bonus if you have some costumes already. This is a really great gig for the right kind of person. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). To be considered, send an email to casting@singingtelegramsnow.com which includes: current photos of yourself and/or links to your media kit; resume; city & state you are located in; phone number; list of any costumes you already have; list of characters you can do or want to do. This is a freelance job. Union/Non-Union welcome to apply (this job is outside of Union purview.) There is no fee to work with us. Performers are paid per gig. Email casting@singingtelegramsnow.com. In your cover letter indicate your availability (i.e. your normal weekly schedule, if you have a day job, etc.). Include your headshot or links to your media kit or backstage profile. For your audition, you will be required to sing and improvise based off of a loose script. Check out some examples of singing telegram characters on our website, www.singingtelegramsnow.com. In your cover letter, indicate a few options for characters that you would like to perform.

 

 

 

CRUISES/RESORTS/THEME PARKS:

MALE POP VOCAL GROUP – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - 4 Times Entertainment, Inc. is seeking additional members for a male pop vocal group for opportunities on cruise ships and touring. Synopsis: This all-male quartet fuses old and new music in a new way, bringing audiences a one-of-a-kind concert experience. The show is performed with a live band or to track. Seeking members who have a commanding stage presence, strong movement, and solo voices with the ability to hold harmony. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition and will be considered for all roles. Unlike any other four-man vocal group touring today, they uniquely interweave today’s Top 40 hits with re-imagined classics of the last six decades, blending songs by some of your favorite artists including Sam Smith, The Four Tops, Michael Jackson, Katy Perry, Adele, The Temptations, Sam Cooke, The Weeknd, Billy Joel, Prince, Meghan Trainor, Bruno Mars, Michael Bublé, Nick Jonas, The Eagles and many more. Their show “Mowtoen, Mashups, and More: THe Ultimate Mixtape Experience" has one of the widest demographic appeals of any show on tour today. Ongoing productions in Chicago, Los Angeles, and NYC. Cruise ships: $1000/wk. Single or Shared cabins (depending on the cruise line or ship). Food and non-alcoholic drinks included. Contracts varying anywhere from four days to three months. Possibly performing as many as six 45-50 min shows per week. Single Performances: Up to $500 local/drive - $800 fly dates/show. Single Hotel (unless notified upon offer). Tour routings performances of one week or more: $1000-$1500/per week. Single Hotel (unless notified upon offer). Seeking—Man 1 (Lead): 18-45, High Tenor; Vocal Range A to High C; 25-40 years old; a high-energy role, this member sings solos such as Kiss, Most Beautiful Girl In the World, Isn’t She Lovely, Little Bitty Pretty One, and Workin’ Day and Night; must have a great falsetto; this role does require a dance solo and must be very comfortable speaking to a crowd; Man 2 (Lead): 18-45, Pop/Rock Tenor; Vocal Range F to High C; 25 -40 years old; a charismatic performer with rock/soul belt and a great vocal mix; this member sings solos such as Get Ready, Reach Out (I’ll Be There), Let’s Get It On, Free Fallin’, and End of the Road; Man 3 (Lead): 18-45, Soulful Bari-Tenor; Vocal Range F to High B-flat; 25-40 years old; this member sings solos such as Just My Imagination, Rollin’ in the Deep, Everything (a la Bublé), Uptown Girl, and Stay With Me; must have a great soulful sensibility when it comes to song delivery; Man 4 (Lead): 18-45, Baritone/Bass; Large Vocal Range Low G to High G; 25-40 years old; this member sings solos such as Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, My Girl, and America the Beautiful; must be very comfortable with dialogue and speaking in front of an audience. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company. Read video submission instructions document and submit accordingly. TCM Video Submission Audition Notice

 

 

 

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STAGE SHOWS:

EQUITY, 'SOUTH PACIFIC, EPA – DEC. 11 & 12 - Goodspeed Opera House is casting Equity performers for South Pacific. Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan, book; Oscar Hammerstein II, lyrics; Richard Rodgers, music; Rehearses Mar. 17, 2020; runs Apr. 17-July 2, 2020 at Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddem CT. Pays $969/wk. Equity LORT Non-Rep LORT B Agreement. Seeking—“Emile de Becque:” Male, 45-59, wealthy, debonair French plantation owner; romantic, charming and passionate, strong legit baritone 5'10 and above in height; “Ensign Nellie Forbush:” Female, 25-30, an optimistic and simple Navy nurse from Little Rock, Arkansas who falls in love with Emile; must have subtle comic timing, strong mezzo; can be more non-traditional quirky leading lady; “Bloody Mary:” Female, 35-55, a shrewd Tonkinese/Vietnamese souvenir dealer who is also trying to find her daughter a rich husband; brassy, sexy, charactery; must have great subtle comic timing; strong mezzo; “Liat:” Female, 18-25, heartbreakingly delicate, beautiful and the picture of purity; must move well; Tonkinese/Vietnamese; “Lieutenant Josep Cable:” Male, 18-30, a young, formal and good-looking officer who falls in love with Liat; must be masculine with a good physique and believable as a member of the Army; soaring Tenor (E3 to G4); “Luther Billis:” Male, 30-45, a schlubby, mediocre entrepreneur; friend to all and a man with a lust for the ladies; must be funny, masculine and believable as a member of the army; strong baritone; “Captain George Brackett:” Male, 40-60, a pompous yet competent officer who hides a heart of gold; strong actor; baritone; “Ngana:” Female, 11, must appear approx 11 years old, mixed race Emile’s young daughter, mezzo singing voice, not a brassy musical theatre voice; “Jerome:” Male, 8, must appear approx eight years old, mixed race, Emile’s young son, mezzo. Equity Principal Auditions AEA by appointment Dec. 11 & 12 in New York NY. Submit your pic and resume to Goodspeedsubmissions@gmail.com . Put in the Subject line of your e-mail the role you are submitting for and your union affiliations or your submission may not be opened. No second party submissions permitted. Callbacks for Principal roles Jan. 8-9, 2020.

 

'RUTHLESS, The MUSICAL' – DEC. 12-14 – EDMONDS - Ballyhoo Theatre is casting Ruthless, the Musical. Project description: "Eight-year-old Tina Denmark knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking, and she will do anything to win the part in her school musical. This musical parody of 'The Bad Seed,' 'Gypsy,' 'All About Eve,' and a host of other shows." Contracts run Feb. 1- Mar. 22, 2020, at Edmonds Center for the Arts, in Edmonds WA. Small travel stipend. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): All Genders: 10-60. Auditions by appointment Dec 12-14 at Edmonds Center for the Arts (410 4th Ave N, Edmonds WA, 98020). To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or visit https://ballyhootheatre.org/. Prepare 32 bars (or verse and chorus) of a comedy musical theatre song and a one-minute monologue. Sheet music should be clearly marked and in your key. An accompanist will be provided.

 

'bare' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 14 - Clark College is casting the musical, bare. Project description: "A coming of age rock musical that features a group of high school seniors at a Catholic boarding school who face issues of sexuality and personal identity." Performances run Feb. 21-29 & Mar. 5-7, 2020, at Clark College, in Vancouver WA. No pay. Seeking—Actor-Singers (Supporting): All Genders, 18-25. Seeking talent from Vancouver WA; Portland OR areas. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the college.

'CLICK, CLACK, MOO: COWS THAT TYPE' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 15 - Palo Alto Children's Theatre is casting all roles in Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type. Synopsis: Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type is a musical that tells the story of Farmer Brown and his barnyard animals. When the animals find an old typewriter in the barn, they proceed to write letters to Farmer Brown, making various demands and going on strike when they aren’t met. Rehearses Jan. 2-20, 2020; performs Jan. 21-Feb. 2 (actors must be available for all performances) at Palo Alto Children's Theatre, Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto CA. Pays $2,350 stipend for rehearsal period and performances. Seeking—Cow 1 (Lead): Female, 18+, acts as the mother of the barnyard. Vocal range: G3-C5; Hen: 18+, squabbles with Cow 2. Always afraid to "get in trouble." Vocal range: G3-F5; Duck (Lead): 18+, the story's narrator, but also a participant (and instigator). Vocal range: G2-G4; “Farmer Brown” (Lead): 18+, not mean or a bad guy; just trying to get his work done while his animals go on strike. Vocal range: G2-D4. Seeking talent from San Jose, Palo Alto, San Francisco CA. Actors should prepare a song to sing at auditions. Piano accompanist will be available. No other preparation necessary. Actors will be given sides to read at their audition. Email your updated headshot, resume, and audition availability to Lydia at stage.manager@cityofpaloalto.org to schedule a 15-minute appointment.

'INTERGALACTICAS' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 15 - WAFOA is casting Intergalacticas a musical theatre production. Synopsis: All goes awry on for Jamie and her friends when Jamie is abducted by aliens after refusing to leave the house due to an episode of gender dysphoria. Back on earth the town is preparing for the evenings festivities when terror strikes. A strange purple light has begun to seemingly evaporate everything it touches in the store windows and on the street... the townspeople run for cover. It is up to Jamie to save us all in this deeply moving, yet light hearted comic book drama that moves the audience from the edge of their seats to a standing ovation... Rehearses weeknights Nov. 1-Dec. 30 in Seattle; tech and dress will be held Dec. 29-30; performs Dec. 31 (two performances) in Seattle. Pay will vary on role and time commitment. Seeking—Various lead & supporting roles: All Genders, 18+; Wait Staff (Supporting): All Genders, 18+, chorus members needed for restaurant scene. Seeking talent from Seattle WA. For consideration, submit audio/video (if possible) of you singing your favorite song and any online information you have as well as a headshot and resume. For more info on the production visit https://intergalacticas.com

'MISS YOU LIKE HELL' – DEC. 17 & 18 – SEATTLE - ArtsWest is casting a musical about our vibrant and diverse country, Miss You Like Hell. Rehearsals run May 11-June 17. Performances run June 18-July 26, at ArtsWest, in Seattle WA. Pats $15/hour for all performances and rehearsals. Seeking—“Beatriz” (Supporting): Female, 36-44, Olivia’s mom, a complex woman with a big personality, raw honesty, and a talent to talk to strangers and make new friends, can be the life of the party wherever she is at, but is also a vulnerable, fiercely loving woman, must have excellent comedic timing, be fearless in their choice-making while also portray groundedness and softness, is a first generation immigrant and speaks some Spanish in the play; “Olivia” (Supporting): Female, 15-17, Beatriz’s daughter, a lonely teenager trying to find herself and her tribe, she has a fraught relationship with Beatriz and in many ways, behaves like the mother of the relationship, like most teenagers, Olivia challenges Beatriz and pushes her away, but all she wants is for Beatriz to fight for her; “Pearl” (Supporting): Female, 15-17, Olivia’s most loyal follower of her online blog, she is loyal, helpful, committed and daring, she speaks her mind and is truly concerned about Olivia’s well-being; Mo/Higgins (Supporting): Male, 65+, southern, a good natured, friendly couple who are travelling the country to marry in every state, they are quick to befriend, help and protect those they meet on the road, as they learn they might be in trouble; “Manuel” (Supporting): Male, 30-50, a first generation immigrant, hard-working, loving, resilient, stubborn, his first language is Spanish and speaks English with an accent; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): All Genders, 18+, will play smaller roles, there are multiple ensemble numbers and they will also assist the production transition between scenes. Auditions by appointment Dec 17 from 10AM-6PM and Dec 18 from 10AM-3PM & 6PM-10PM at ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave, Seattle WA, 98116. Seeking talent from Seattle WA. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact ArtsWest. Come prepared with a 2-minute monologue and 32 bars of a song in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided.

'COOKING With BUBBIE' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 19 - MadKap Productions is casting Cooking with Bubbie, a musical. Rehearsals in March 2020, in Skokie IL. Runs March 18-April 6. Entire cast will be considered for NY and Florida productions. Seeking—Stage Manager (Supporting): Male, 35-50, the on stage "stage manager" who is somewhat of a foil for the Bubbie. Most likely he will sing in character voice and therefore does not have to have a beautiful voice... just one that is serviceable. Does not need to be a strong dancer either; Nephew/Keyboard Player (Supporting): Male, 18-25, Bubbie's nerdy nephew who must be a very strong keyboard player with the ability to sing and be a reasonably decent actor. As the onstage keyboard player, he provides all of the music accompaniment. Seeking talent from Skokie IL. Prepare 16 bars of a song from a Broadway musical, and a one-minute monologue. You may be asked to read from the script. Audition date will be announced. If you have a video - please send it via backstage.com or contact the production company.

'NEWPORT' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 25 - Producers are casting Newport, a musical. Stephen Baranski, composer; Joe Trey, writer-lyrics; Synopsis: A humanizing look at a small group of US sailors that were assigned to engage in and report on "immoral" activities. Based on the 1919 scandal that rocked Newport RI. Rehearses Jan.-March 2020; previews begin in March in the New York City area. Pay TBD. Seeking—“Arnold” (Lead): Male, 18-50, responsible for carrying out the persecution of targeted naval men and civilians; “Kent” (Lead): Male, 18-50, a respected local clergymen caught up in the Navy's sting operation; “Emma” (Supporting): Female, 18-30, a local reporter. In love with one of the sailors assigned by the Navy to entrap other sailors; “Grace” (Supporting): Female, 18-50, local socialite. Assistant to Kent. Mother of one of naval man assigned to entrap other sailors; “Goggins” (Supporting): Male, 18-40, assigned to uncover other immoral sailors. Caught in a love triangle with Emma and his assigned target. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Apply via backstage.com If you have a website or links to your previous work submit them.

'FRAGILE EXPLOSION: NINA SIMONE' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 25 - Passing the Torch through the Arts is casting Fragile Explosion: Nina Simone, a new American musical. Producer states: "'Fragile Explosion' is a 90-minute concert with a play lovingly concealed within. We need amazing musicians, inspired actors, tremendous singers, enlightened dancers, and competent and dedicated light and sound professionals to bring this magnificent piece to life with a fully staffed professional cast and crew. We are open to creative input from as many super talented voices as we can." Rehearsals begin the first week of January 2020; runs Jan. 15-20 at St. John's Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher St., NYC. Pays $200 per show per actor. Rehearsal pay to be negotiated. Travel expenses provided. Seeking—“Nina Simone” (Lead): All Genders, 14-67, seeking a singer to play Nina Simone at different stages in her life; Nina’s Husband/Nina’s Father/Nina’s Band/Nina’s Lovers (Lead): Male, 18-70, to play the people in Nina's life. Open to actors of all ages and sizes, people with varied talents and strong stage presence. Open to transgender and drag performers as well for specific roles. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Contact Michael Monasterial, the playwright and producer, at passingthetorchthroughtgearts@gmail.com.

'SUNDAY In The PARK With GEORGE' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 3 - Gatehouse Theatre Company is casting LOCAL TALENT for Sunday in the Park with George, Sondheim's most beloved musical, in San Francisco. Rehearsals run June 1-20 (6 days/wk. from 10am-6pm); tech/performances run from June 21-July 5. There are 9 performances including 2 Previews. Production runs in San Francisco CA. Seeking—Old Lady/Blair Daniels (Supporting): Female, 50-80, George's mother. A cranky and rather demanding fixture in the park. She is able to find solace in nostalgia and inspires George to find order in his art; Frieda/Betty/Young Man (Supporting); Female, 25-35, Jules and Yvonne's cook and Franz's wife. Caring and positive as a surrogate nanny to Louise. Forced by Jules into an affair; Franz/Dennis (Supporting): Male, 25-35, Jules's German coachman and Freida's husband. Disgruntled with his job. Has a bit of a temper and secretly yearns for the Nurse; Louis/Billy Webster/Man (Supporting): Male, 30-45, A baker who Dot starts seeing to make George jealous. Kind, friendly, and very popular, but a bit dull; Boatman/Lee Randolf (Supporting): Male, 35-55, A surly blue-collared laborer, simple-minded and slovenly; “Louise” (Supporting): Female, 8-12, Jules and Yvonne's spoiled little girl. She faces neglect and abuse from her parents, despite being honest; “Celeste” (Supporting): Female, 20-30, A young shop girl, gossipy and flirtatious. Her friendship with the other Celeste is strained when they fight over the Soldier and his companion. Seeking talent from San Francisco CA. Include a video that includes both your singing and acting ability. http://www.gatehousetheatre.org

'SPRING AWAKENING' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 5 - Gatehouse Theatre Company is casting for Spring Awakening a musical. Rehearses July 13-31, 2020 (10am-6pm; six days/wk.); performs Aug. 2-16 (nine performances including previews) at the Brava Theater, San Francisco CA. Pay TBD. Seeking—“Wendla Bergmann” (Lead): Female, 18-25, singing: Mezzo Soprano. A sweet but naive young girl who has limited knowledge about adult issues, causing her to have trouble understanding things such as sexual attraction, her friend Martha's abuse, and pregnancy. With every passing day, she grows bolder and more curious about her body. Both vulnerable and a willing participant in her evolution. She is a childhood friend of Moritz and Melchior. She has a sexual relationship with Melchior; “Melchior Gabor” (Lead): Male, 18-25, singing: Bari-Tenor. Headstrong, handsome, and charismatic. He knows more than the others because of what he reads in books and is able to see the corruption in society. He is incredibly smart and very well could have risen to the top of his class, but instead rejects his school's hard regime and rebels against it. Wendla's love interest; “Martha Bessell” (Supporting): Female, 18-25, singing: Alto/Belt. A friend of Wendla's who is abused by her father, the worst evidence of which she hides from others. She has a crush on Moritz and is chastised by the other girls for it. It is also implied that Ilse was like Martha, prior her escape to the artists' colony; “Moritz Stiefel” (Supporting): Male, 18-25, singing: Tenor. Intense and nervous. Melchior's best friend. He feels intense pressure from his parents and his peers to succeed, and he frequently struggles in school. The system has failed him. He has an overwhelming confusion relating to sexual feelings, which seems comedic at first, but quickly develops into a serious issue for him. One of the childhood four: Wendla, Melchior, Moritz and Ilse; “Ernst Röbel” (Supporting): Male, 18-25, singing: Bari-Tenor. A sweet and naive classmate who is uncomfortable with his sexuality. He is Hänschen's love interest; “Hänschen Rilow” (Supporting): Male, 18-25, singing: Tenor. A humorous and cynical classmate of Melchior. Comfortable with his sexuality, he is Ernst's love interest. He is very intelligent and cunning but uses his knowledge in favor of the system. Seeking talent from Los Gatos CA. https://www.gatehousetheatre.org/

'SUNDAY In The PARK With GEORGE' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 29 - Gatehouse Theatre Company is casting Sunday in the Park with George in San Francisco at the Alcazar Theater. Rehearsals run June 1-19 (6 days/wk. from 10am-6pm); performances/tech from June 21-July 5. Nine performances including previews. Production runs in San Francisco CA. Seeking—George Seurat/George (Lead): Male, 20-30, In Act 1: George Seurat, a rather cold artist obsessed with his work at the cost of his personal life. Constantly troubled and borderline obsessive. Act 2: Seurat's burnt-out descendant and inventor-sculpture searching for his purpose. In the end, he is able to use his connection to the past to find the meaning in a blank canvas; Nurse/Mrs/Harriet Pawling (Supporting): Female, 20-30, The Old Lady's attendant. She is calming and assertive; Jules/Bob Greenberg (Supporting): Male, 20-30, A rival artist. Callous, critical, and ultimately shallow. He forces Frieda to engage in extramarital affairs; Yvonne/Naomi Eisen (Supporting): Female, 20-30, Jules' pampered wife. She is as snippy and snooty as her husband; Soldier/Alex (Supporting): Male, 20-30, A French military man, polite and gentlemanly. Close with his companion, though he yearns for a separation. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Include a video with your submission of your singing and acting ability. http://www.gatehousetheatre.org

 

ROALD DAHL's MATILDA, The MUSICAL – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 29 - Regional Theatre Of the Palouse is seeking supporting lead need for Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical (Rehearsals begin Sep. 30; runs Nov. 7-17), She Loves Me (Rehearsals begin Jan. 6, 2020; runs Feb. 13-23), and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Rehearsals begin Mar. 19, 2020; runs Apr. 16-26). Rehearses Mon.-Fri., 6:30pm-9:30pm in Pullman WA 99163. Compensation includes travel, lodging and a modest monthly stipend for the duration of the project. Stipend is negotiable in regards to experience. Seeking—All Roles Open: 18+. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). In your cover letter state availability. Include a video with your submission (dance and singing required). For more info about the season and RTOP as a company visit www.rtoptheatre.org.

 

 

 

COMPANIES:

THEATRE ARTIST WORKSHOP - The Theatre Artists Workshop (TAW), an actors' gym/conservatory founded in 1983 for professionals living in Fairfield and Westchester counties and environs, is seeking new members. The company presents three public event fundraisers, classic play readings, and "Alternate Night" productions throughout the year. Regular meetings are held every Monday at 7:30pm at the company's 90-seat black box theater in Norwalk CT. Dues for full members are $250/year. No pay. Seeking—New Members: male and female, all ages and types, actors, directors, writers, and technicians, etc. Note: Company performance space is available to members 24/7. To be considered, visit www.taworkshop.org and download an application. For questions, email artists@taworkshop.org.

 

TEENS, MUSICAL THEATER LOS ANGELES - Musical Theater Los Angeles is seeking exceptional performers from the ages of 11-17 to participate in a new teen theater company. Performers will be trained in acting, dance, and voice, while working on productions that will be taken around the county. Seeking serious performers who believe this is their calling. Company rehearses Saturdays (9:30am-12noon) in L.A. No pay. Enrollment fee: $675. Seeking—Strong Teen Performers for Theater Company (Lead): Males & Females, 11-17, All Ethnicities. Seeking submissions from Los Angeles CA. Submit headshot and resume for audition appointment. For submission and/or more info, visit backstage.com

 

 

 

COMPETITIONS:

NAKENTERPRISE WEEKLY ARTIST COMPETITION - Nakenteprise Corp is seeking singers and instrumentalists to perform and compete in a Nakenterprise Corp artist competition. For more info, visit Nakenterprise.com or noglokel.com. Runs in US, studio located in Westchester NY but competition is nationwide. First place winner receives $250+$250 entry fee ticket to larger competition. 2nd place: $150 3rd place: $50 4th place: $25 5th place: $10. Seeking—Singers/Artists: 18+, All Ethnicities, artist selects two beats to perform. Seeking submissions nationwide/worldwide. The Nakenterprise Creative Artist Competition is for all.

 

LOTTE LENYA COMPETITION – JAN. 21 DEADLINE - Kurt Weill Foundation is seeking singer-actors to participate in the Lotte Lenya Competition. Synopsis: In 1998, to honor the centenary of the birth of Lotte Lenya (1898-1981), an extraordinary singer/actress and one of the foremost interpreters of the music of her husband, Kurt Weill (1900-1950), the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music established an annual Lotte Lenya Competition. The Lotte Lenya Competition recognizes talented singer/actors of all nationalities, ages 19-32, who are dramatically and musically convincing in repertoire ranging from opera/operetta to contemporary Broadway scores, including the works of Kurt Weill. Total prizes exceed $75,000; individual prizes range from $500 (semi-finals) to $20,000 (finals). Semifinals run Mar.11 or 12, 2020 in NYC; Finals run May 2 in Rochester NY. All semifinalists receive $500 award; finalists receive a minimum award of $1000, or are eligible for top prizes of $20,000, $15,000, and $10,000, and discretionary awards of $5,000 and $3,500. Seeking—Singer-Actors: 18-32. Seeking talent Worldwide. Application must be submitted online with video audition of complete repertoire, due Jan. 21, 2020. Contestants must prepare four selections, total duration not to exceed 15 minutes: A selection from the operatic or operetta repertoire; a theatrical selection (any genre) by Kurt Weill; a song from the “Golden Age” (pre-1968) American musical theater repertoire; and a song from the American musical theater repertoire of 1968 or later. Additional information, guidelines, and application at www.kwf.org/llc

CELEBRATION Of MUSIC – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 30 - Sun & Sky Entertainment is seeking all musical acts/genres (bands, soloists, duets, groups, instrumentalists, a cappella, and even dancers), ages 4-25 years old, to audition for Celebration of Music. Coordinator states: "If chosen as a contestant, you will be invited to attend the local live concert at the Aladdin Theater in Portland Oregon on February 3, 2020. All contestants will perform at the local live concert. All contestants will perform at the concert. The winner is announced at the end and they will get to perform a winning live solo and go on to perform in the nationally televised show in Hollywood on PBS. They will also get to record single available on iTunes (or a video if they are dancers)." Voting will take place and in concert; the winner will be announced February 3, 2020 at the Aladdin Theater in Portland OR. No pay. Seeking—Contestant (Lead): All Genders, 4-25. Seeking talent from Portland OR. When applying, indicate that Dannielle is your "recruiter's name"; this will ensure that Dannielle will be able to process your application personally. Apply via backstage.com or contact the entertainment company.

 

 

RECORDING/STUDIO SESSIONS/VOICEOVERS/FILM/TV/ONLINE:

WEEKLY VOCALISTS For MUSICAL SCENES PROJECT – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - LifeOfGraysonScott is casting a project showing off an original musical theater scene each week. Looking for various vocalists to take part in the recording for each of these projects. Cast will meet for rehearsal once in Manhattan, and then the recording will take place in composer's home studio in Jersey City, New Jersey. Rehearses in 2020 (weekly) in Manhattan NYC; records in Jersey City, New Jersey. Pays $50 plus travel expenses. Will need to have an active Venmo account to receive payment. Seeking—Lead Vocalist (Day Player): Males & Females, 20-50, will need a vocalist a week to record. Composer would love to connect with multiple singers and musicians, making this a really entertaining project for everyone. Seeking talent from Jersey City NJ; New York NY. There will be multiple genres. Think Postmodern Jukebox for Musical theater, except all the music will be original. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

FEMALE SINGER NEEDED For NEW HAWAIIAN SONG – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - Aloha2Muscle, LLC is seeking a female singer to record the hook/chorus of a new song. Production states: "Dr. Travel is back with a new release! His hit song 'Anotha Dolla: Island Hoppin' is currently being played on radio stations all over Hawaii! To view this global music video and 'Island-Vibe' top hit, visit this YouTube link: https://youtu.be/CB1P3waVBMU. We're looking for passionate singers with a preferred strong social media following (Instagram, YouTube, etc). If interested in this role, reply via Backstage with your social media handles/# of followers: (Instagram, YouTube, etc.). "The chosen singer may also be invited to participate in the music video shoot for the song. The details of the shoot, if invited to participate, will be negotiated at a later date." Singer will be selected in mid-December 2019. All recording work can be done remotely. If chosen to be in the song, the singer will receive $50 from the company paid via Paypal, Zelle, or Venmo. Seeking—Singer for Chorus/Hook of New Song (Lead): Female, 18-30. Seeking talent Worldwide. If interested in this role, reply via Backstage with your social media handles/# of followers: (Instagram, YouTube, etc.).

 

'RESPLENDENT' LIVE CONCERT And MUSIC VIDEO – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - Frostfyre Records is casting singers for Resplendent a live concert put on by Saint Paul's Episcopal Concert Series Walnut Creek. Rehearses Fall 2019 (two 3-hour rehearsals) in North Bay/South Bay; performs in Walnut Creek; music video shoots through spring-summer 2020 in and around Point Reyes national Seashore, Mare Island, Castello di Amorosa, and Calistoga CA. Pays vary by role: $400 for the vocalist ($200 for the completion of the live concert and $200 for all audio voice work and filming); $200 for the cello/cellist ($100 for the completion of the live performance and $100 for filming). Seeking—Lead Vocalist (Lead): Female Vocalist for live performance and music video. Seeking talent from Benicia, Los Altos CA. Lead vocalist applicants should submit an a cappella video audition/cover of "My Heart Will Go On." Apply via backstage.com or visit http://stpaulswc.org/wordpress/?page_id=6181

DEMO MUSICAL ALBUM – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 1 - Producer is casting singers who can act for a demo musical album. Rehearsal, recording, performance in NYC. A work contract and salary will be determined by the number of rehearsals, recording days, and performances with each of the singers individually. Seeking—Male Singers (Lead): 18-45, multiple singers, including: pop, rock, classical, ballad, modern; Female Singers (Lead): 18-45, with opera-mezzo soprano, and with strong acting abilities, as well as a wide range of pop singers. Apply via backstage.com In your cover letter, note your availability for the next 4 months. Include two different songs in your submission.

 

 

OPEN MIC NIGHTS/JAM SESSIONS:

NEW YORK CITY LOCATION:

'CALLBACK MONDAYS' OPEN MIC NIGHT - Forslund Theatricals LLC is seeking participants for Callback Mondays, an open mic night. Mason Griffin, piano accompaniment; Runs EVERY Monday at 10pm at The West End Lounge (107th & Broadway, Upper West Side, NYC). No pay. There is no cover. There is a $15 food/drink minimum. Seeking—Soloist: 18+, All Ethnicities. Seeking submissions from New York NY. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

WASHINGTON DC AREA LOCATIONS:

Open Mic Nights hosted by TOM SAPUTO

Email Tom at tomsaputo@msn.com for dates/times at the following locations:

Thursdays at 7:30pm at Pistones (6320 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church VA, 703/533 1885)

 

 

PROMOTIONS:

ALL INDIE RADIO – Indie bands, Indie CDs, Indie reviews, Indie business, Indie attitude - www.allindieradio.com

 

CHRIS HUGHES PHOTOGRAPHY - Chris Hughes (photographer) is offering free photography for off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway productions.  Service is ongoing.  All photos taken are available to the participants for no fee.  Seeking—Theater Productions: including cabaret and any other live venue.  Note: Photographer is working on an ongoing project of theater and live entertainment performers and their productions.  For more information, email chrishughesphoto@earthlink.net.

 

DISCOVERING ARTISTS - DiscoveringArtists.com offers publicity services to musicians and bands.

 

FREE HEADSHOTS And PORTRAITS For ACTORS, MUSICIANS, DANCERS And MODELS - M. Stephen is seeking actors who wish to have free headshots taken; these will be used for the photographer's portfolio. Photographer states: "I am a photographer updating my headshot portfolio since moving to New York from L.A. In L.A. it was easy to shoot outdoors with natural light year-round, but eastern weather doesn’t allow for this, so I am updating my portfolio to include more indoor studio work. Shoots will usually run one hour or so and there will be more than enough time to try a few different looks." Shoots over the next few months in Brooklyn NY and Fairfield County CT. Sessions will be one to two hrs. No pay. All high-res images, with a select few touched up will be provided. Seeking—Actors: Males & Females, 2+, All Ethnicities. Seeking submissions from New York NY; Fairfield CT; Beacon NY. For submission, visit backstage.com

 

GO TO TALENT, BACKGROUND ACTORS - Go To Talent, an online booking service that works with multiple casting directors to acquire background work for its talent, is seeking professional background actors. Contact states: "Go To Talent is like an agency for extras. We are gearing up for pilot season and are now adding new reliable & professional talent to our roster. Background talent manage their own online calendar and casting directors search for talent based on the date they need them. You don't have to submit yourself all day everyday to get work. When using the Go To Talent site, you just wait for the bookings to come to you. Everything is automated with text messaging and email notifications. Go to www.gototalentnyc.com and fill out an application today! There is currently no fee for our service. No contracts and no obligation." No fees required. Professional pay provided if cast. Productions are ongoing in NYC. Seeking—Professional Background Performers: male and female, 18+, all ethnicities, all types, must be available most days for background work, and be reliable, professional, and experienced. For more info, visit www.gototalentnyc.com.

 

ICON Magazine – an online music publication, music community and search engine seeking contemporary unsigned/independent artists and bands.  To join, send an email to help@icon-magazine.com or visit www.icon-magazine.com

 

IndieBiz.com - an interactive service aimed at musicians and other independent music business people who are serious about their career and want to earn more money with their creative and business ventures.  By combining online, telephone, and in-person networking and consulting, IndieBiz.com provides a comprehensive resource and community for independent musicians and business people.

 

INDIE-CONNECTIONS - Indie-Connections (I-Conn)'s goal is to promote the artist's music and send more visitors to the artist's personal website.  No membership fee.  Offers visitors ten
listening stations of quality music screened by their A&R staff.  To qualify, an artist/band must perform regularly; have a personally owned website related to their music - OR - be an
artist/band on an indie label's website and; have quality material that meets professional production standards.  For more info, visit indie-connections.com or send email to
tony@indie-connections.com

 

IndieManagers.com - The Indie Managers Association (IMA) exists to promote this and the next generation of independent music managers and self-managed artists.

 

MatchGig.com – an online service allowing artists/bands to get a list of venues that book live music based on their desired traveling range. The venue lists include the name of the venue, address and contact information.  Artists/bands can also submit a CDROM version of their media kit to the venue through MatchGig.com

 

MP3MusicGrams.com - The interactive music grams which allow users to upload and/or download music, images and text, designed to be a new venue for artists to get their music out.

 

OnlineGigs.com – online site that automates the administration of booking and promoting a band or multiple bands.  It provides an easy to use, step by step guide to finding booking and promotional opportunities, tracking correspondences, issuing contracts, creating itineraries and generating press releases to local media in any market in the country.

 

PROMOTE YOURSELF! BUY YOUR OWN SPOT ON WEB TV SHOW! - The International TV Show network now has a new show called "New Talent Showcase" for of all types of performers to be seen by casting directors, producers, agents and photographers around the world! Jump start your career. Show your talent and promote yourself!!!!! The first opportunity ever to be put your own self on either a network tv show or a web tv show! REHEARSAL STARTS IN 3 WEEKS. Performer pays a $150 promotional fee to be on show. Seeking—ACTORS, DANCERS, SINGERS, BANDS (Lead): Male & Female, 18-41, All Ethnicities. Submit by calling us for an appointment. There are no auditions involved just a personal interview. Call us at area 424/216-2042.

 

TWOLIA.COM - Twolia, Inc. is seeking talent for Twolia.com, a new online talent community website for women featuring a music store, shopping mall, talent contest, awards, film festival, blogs, and web TV shows hosted by women from around the world.  Producers state: "Twolia offers an array of entertainment options, including a monthly women's online talent contest, music downloads by independent musicians, a vast array of merchandise, films by female filmmakers, blogs on a number of subjects and web TV shows.  Twolia is a site enabling women to showcase their talents, expertise, and merchandise by providing a personalized online sales and marketing platform for their services, along with fully supported transaction processing to enable them to sell and distribute their products anywhere in the world."  The site launched in Beta version June 16; production is ongoing.  Membership is free; no fees required.  Possible pay provided.  Seeking—Singers and Instrumentalists: to upload, share, and sell their recorded music; Actors and Performers: to compete in online talent contests, categories include comedy, dance, music video, original song, and "the unusual" (for various performing arts and skills); Short Films: for an ongoing online video showcase/film festival.  For more info and to register, visit www.twolia.com.

 

 

 

REFERENCE:

NYC MUSIC PLACES – nycmusicplaces.org is a free online resource for musicians to find suitable, convenient rehearsal and performance spaces in New York City.

 

MUSICIAN’S LAIR – www.musicianslair.net – New website providing an easy to use on-line environment where musicians can locate and interact with other musicians; musical groups can identify and fill empty positions; solo musicians can search band listings for openings; members can create their own web page, submit ads, post links, photos, audio/visual presentations, etc.

 

ONE ON ONE CASTING DATABASE - One on One NYC is seeking performers for its free casting database. Producer's statement: "One on One is a state-of-the-art casting facility with six professional studios. For the past 20 years, One on One has been a leading networking studio helping actors connect with the tv, film and theater industry." Workshops and castings are ongoing in NYC. No fees or purchases required. No pay provided; however, you will get a personalized actor webpage intended to help you get work. Seeking—Young Actors: male and female, 11-18, any ethnicity, to be included in One on One's free casting database, which producer states, "is used by casting directors, agents, managers, and filmmakers who routinely cast out of One on One's studios." Email pix & résumés to youngactors@oneononenyc.com.

 

ScholarshipTree.com is proud to present a unique scholarship awards program featuring an exciting variety of scholarship competitions in MUSIC, Art, Drama, Writing, Journalism, Computers, Dance, and Public Speaking.  Winners will receive scholarships as high as $10,000. That's right, $10,000 for being the best high school Rock Band or Solo Musician, delivering the best Dramatic Performance, designing the best Web Site, being the best Newspaper Editor, or directing the best short Movie! Other cool contests include: writing the best Short Story or Play, being the best Broadway or Pop Singer, delivering the best Speech, performing the best Dance Routine, being the best artist or Photographer, and many more! With so many competitions to choose from, there's guaranteed to be something for everyone. Find more information online at: http://scholarshiptree.com.

 

WEBSITE SHOWCASE, SINGERS/SONGWRITERS - Who is the Singer is seeking singers/songwriters & instrumentalists to be showcased on a website. Ongoing online. Seeking—Singers/Songwriters/Instrumentalists (Lead): Males & Females, 18-64, All Ethnicities, great voice, know how to play a musical instrument, and have the ability to write songs. Seeking submissions nationwide/worldwide. For more info, visit www.whoisthesinger.com or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pnohjMfIVI.

 

WRITER’S IN THE ROUND NIGHT – The Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) and Songwriters Association of Washington (SAW) are presenting a weekly songwriters’ session in the round.  Evenings will feature some of the area’s most respected songwriters performing their songs and talking about the craft of songwriting.  The event will be held EVERY Wednesday at 8pm at Bangkok Blues Restaurant in Falls Church VA.  For more info, contact Billy Fotis at bfotis1@comcast.net For information on WAMA membership, visit www.wamadc.com

 

YOU OUGHTA BE ON BROADWAY - A new CD called You Oughta Be On Broadway is the answer to the aspiring singer's dream.  Producer Jackie Presti has recorded 12 hit songs from such top Broadway shows as Carousel, The Sound of Music and South Pacific with leading singers and full musical backup.  Then she recorded the same 12 songs without the lead vocal. YOU sing the song with the same full musical backup.  The CD is available for $16.95 at www.footlight.com, Footlight Records in New York NY, Barnes and Noble, Borders or online at Amazon.com

 
YOUNG ARTIST GRANT PROGRAM – Washington DC residents between the ages of 18 & 30 can apply for up to $3,500 for community service projects or $2,500 for independent arts projects.  For more info or to obtain an application form,
visit http://dcarts.dc.gov/main.shtm or call 202-724-5613.

 

 

 

SCHOOLS/SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS:

JOHN PALLOTTA STUDIO Of ACTING, SCHOLARSHIP WORK-STUDY, PRODUCTION ASSOCIATES – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - John Pallotta Studio of Acting is seeking studio administrative positions and interns for expanding John Pallotta Studio. Works in NYC; Philadelphia PA; Baltimore MD; VA weekly; quarterly intensives in Boston MA; NC, and SC, Atlanta GA; NM, and L.A. Payment can range from free classes and filmed scenes to commission base, depending upon the candidate and position and experience. Seeking—Work Study Assistant (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from Philadelphia PA; Baltimore MD; Fairfax VA; Washington DC. Include your work resume (not acting) along with a cover letter for consideration. For more info, visit www.johnpallottastudio.com or www.phillyactingclasses.com.

 

ONLINE ACTING COACH LA – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - Online Acting Coach LA is seeking participants for classes/workshops. Company states: "Looking for a monologue written just for you? You've come to the right place. Like any good athlete, everyone needs a coach. Looking for passionate actors ages 7-22 for coaching sessions and workshops. Limited space available for Los Angeles studio classes. From working pros to enthusiastic novices, each lesson is catered to your skill level. Curriculum includes character building, world building, focus exercises and memorization tricks! Learn from working professionals who know the ins and out of the industry and get better every time." Runs TBD in Los Angeles CA. Pay As You Go: $60/One-hour session. Prepaid: $200/4 Sessions. $380/8 Sessions. After a commitment of 8 lessons, you will receive a custom monologue, catered to your type and interest. If you're interested in prioritizing the custom monologue, then we can work out a custom plan catered to your needs. Seeking—Acting Student: 7-30. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Note your interest/experience. Space is limited. More info at onlineactingcoachla.com.

 

FALL 2019 CLASSES, Including SCENE STUDY and ADVANCED SCENE STUDY – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - Primary Stages ESPA is seeking participants for Scene Study and Advanced Scene Study classes. Company states: “Scene Study with Broadway Actor Kelly McAndrew and Advanced Scene Study with Director Maria Mileaf available for enrollment now at Primary Stages ESPA! Scene Study with Kelly McAndrew will give you an inside look at the work on stages today. In this class, you will learn to make bold choices and ask the right questions to tackle the challenging demands of the form, structure, and language of contemporary and modern playwrights. By the end of this class, you will have valuable rehearsal skills and be able to identify the core action and spine of a scene and translate this into your character work and rehearsal process. Visit https://primarystages.org/espa/acting/scene-study for more info. Advanced Scene Study with Maria Mileaf offers a select group of actors an even more rigorous curriculum than our regular Scene Study class. In this class, you will learn to ask the right questions and make bold choices in order to tackle the demands of contemporary texts led by a powerhouse director of new works. By the end of this class, you will know how to set yourself up to win and do all the preparation necessary for inspiration to do its thing. Visit https://primarystages.org/espa/acting/advanced-scene-study-1 for more info.” Primary Stages ESPA is a home for all artists, in all stages of their careers. Scene Study starts September 17; Advanced Scene Study starts September 18. For other classes, start and end dates vary. All classes held at Primary Stages Studios in Midtown. No pay. Workshop fees vary by class. Discounts for returning students.
ESPA provides students easy and convenient payment plans to break up tuition: https://primarystages.org/espa/about-espa/payment-plans. Fall 2019 classes at Primary Stages ESPA are now open for enrollment:

The Art of Auditioning
Instructor: Jen Wineman
In this honest and refreshing discourse among actors and director, you’ll improve your auditioning through making confident choices—both in your audition and in your life as an artist

Being On-Camera
Instructors: Amelia Campbell and Anthony Arkin
Be freed from the pressure to perform so you can focus your attention on learning and refining on-camera skills in a supportive and exciting environment

On-Camera Auditioning
Instructors: Amelia Campbell and Anthony Arkin
This class is an intimate and intensive dive into the preparation and experience of the on-camera audition

Hand-Selected Monologues
Instructor: Gabra Zackman
Ready for a fresh start? This class is designed to give you three new monologues, handpicked just for you;

Fall Classes Open For Enrollment. Fall 2019 classes at Primary Stages ESPA are now open for enrollment:
The Art of Auditioning: Instructor: Jen Wineman
In this honest and refreshing discourse among actors and director, you’ll improve your auditioning through making confident choices—both in your audition and in your life as an artist.
Being On-Camera: Instructors: Amelia Campbell and Anthony Arkin
Be freed from the pressure to perform so you can focus your attention on learning and refining on-camera skills in a supportive and exciting environment.
On-Camera Auditioning: Instructors: Amelia Campbell and Anthony Arkin
This class is an intimate and intensive dive into the preparation and experience of the on-camera audition.
Hand-Selected Monologues: Instructor: Gabra Zackman
Ready for a fresh start? This class is designed to give you three new monologues, handpicked just for you.
The Contemporary Monologue: Instructor: Geoffrey Owens
Having the right monologue is key to showcasing your abilities as an actor and ultimately getting hired. This class seeks to match actors with audition material that makes them shine

Scene Study: Instructor: Kelly McAndrew
This is not the scene study class you took in college. This 8-week class will give you an inside look at the work on stages today

Advanced Scene Study: Instructor: Maria Mileaf
This class offers a select group of actors an even more rigorous curriculum than our regular Scene Study class. Over ten weeks, you will work in pairs on contemporary material, challenging yourself as an artist and as a scene partner

Chekhov Intensive: Instructor: John Gould Rubin
Chekhov is all about character, which means there is no playwright more gratifying to perform for an actor than Chekhov. This intensive will give you the essential experience of wrestling with Chekhov's genius

Solo Performance: Instructor: Judy Gold
Like Anna Deavere Smith, Nilaja Sun, John Leguizamo, Sharon Washington, Sarah Jones, Daniel Beaty, and other brave solo performers who have come before you, this class will guide you through the process of telling your personal story on stage

Alexander Technique for Auditions: Instructor: Karen Braga
Imagine being able to walk into any audition feeling grounded, confident, and centered. The Alexander Technique teaches performers how to release habitual tension for an experience of more freedom, poise, and presence

Acting Intensive: Machinal: Instructor: Kimberly Senior (Director, Disgraced on Broadway)
For actors and directors, some of the most gratifying work happens in the rehearsal room. In this intensive, director Kimberly Senior will lead you through the first week of a mock rehearsal process for Machinal by Sophie Treadwell. Seeking talent from New York City, New York, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Manhattan NY. For more info or to enroll, call 212/840-9705 ext.215 or email espa@primarystages.org.

 

ONE-ON-ONE ACTING, VOCAL and CAREER COACHING with AWARD-WINNING BROADWAY & FILM PRODUCER/CASTING DIRECTOR – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 28 - Ocean Bay Entertainment New York LLC is seeking performers for one-on-one acting, vocal, and career coaching lessons with award-winning Broadway and film producer, director, and casting director Jordan Scott Gilbert (Broadway's "Ghost the Musical"). Instructor states: "Mr. Gilbert has worked successfully with artists, from novices to major celebrities, in film and on Broadway." Lessons are online via Skype. Cost: $150+ fee required for Skype lessons. Seeking—Actors and Singers (Lead): All Genders, 6+. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). For more info, visit backstage.com or contact the entertainment company.

 

The SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY's ONE YEAR MFA PROGRAM – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 16 - Shakespeare Theatre Company's Academy for Classical Acting is seeking actors interested in earning their MFA with The Shakespeare Theatre Company's One Year MFA Program. Program Coordinator states: "Rigorous and immersive, the nation's only one-year MFA program includes acting, voice, rhetoric, text, movement, mask, the Alexander Technique, stage combat, clown, as well as dramatic literature, script analysis, and theatre history; the ACA offers a unique training structure that serves as an incubator for fully developed classical actors and theatre makers. "The program is a joint venture with the George Washington University, and upon completion candidates receive a terminal degree - a Master of Fine Arts. Classes in Acting, Text & Rhetoric, Voice, Speech, Mask, Movement, and Stage Combat make up the core of the curriculum." Program runs Aug. 2020-July 2021 in Washington DC. Cost: $43,290. Program Coordinator states: "42% tuition reduction through the George Washington University, and 32% the cost of the national average for an Acting MFA. Scholarships available." Seeking—MFA Acting Students: All Genders, 18+, seeking actors with a facility for language, a solid vocal instrument, a connection to physicality, and instincts toward action and objective. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Auditions: New York - Jan. 19-20, 2020; Chicago - Jan. 26-27; L.A. - Feb. 1; Washington DC - Feb. 15. In the interview, show off your commitment to the acting profession, your work ethic, and your desire for growth. Visit ACA.ShakespeareTheatre.Org to submit your online application. Contact kwhite@shakespearetheatre.org for more information and to schedule an audition.

 

ULTIMATE VOCAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2020 – AUG. 30, 2020 DEADLINE - Ultimate Vocal Music Summit is seeking participants for Ultimate Vocal Music Summit. for "A highly focused three-day summit for gifted Protégée young singers who are ready to take their craft and careers to the next level. The accepted Vocalist, and or Singer-Songwriter will be mentored by highly renowned team celebrity coaches and entertainment professionals. The selected Auditions will be given the opportunity to coach by the celebrity team. The celebrity coaches will provide group and one-on-one training sessions, panel Q & A that will give you current insights into artist development, Vocal Styling, Staging, Dance, and the current state of the industry. Guidance in Songwriting, Production, Media management, interview techniques, how to connect to your audiences and band members, while always remaining focused on strengthening your vocal and presentation styles as an artist. The Ultimate Team of Celebrity coaches brings years of experience and success in the industry. Their diversity and expertise will bring out your best vocal, songwriting and artistic performance and our highly customized feedback will be to help you hit your performance goals. Hosted at the home of the Grammy Awards, the state-of-the-art CenterStaging studios in Burbank, California, the Summit will culminate with you performing, backed by an all-star band of Grammy-winning musicians, musical directors, arrangements by world-renowned composers, all coordinated to give your own unique performance and a promotional video for "YouTube. The finale Performance will be before Senior Casting Directors for American Idol, The Voice, Four, and other reality shows. Additional Casting directors from three major film companies and several of the top record company VP's. The top 3 will be awarded an opportunity to be part of the exclusive mentorship program with Grammy-nominated and Grammy-winning writers and producers teams. This is your opportunity to be cast in addition to a great learning experience and developing a key tool to move your career to the next level! Please only apply if you are serious about a career in music and film. You will need a photo, audio sample, video live performance to be submitted. Summit Oct. 2020 at CenterStaging in Burbank CA. $2,250 tuition fee required. Note: There is an opportunity to apply for scholarships and the registration fee has been waived for Backstage applicants. Please be aware the sooner you apply the better chance to be accepted. Also, be aware the scholarships are limited, so if you need a scholarship and are seeking a partial scholarship you need to apply as soon as possible. Dates for 2020 will be announced in November 20, 2019. Seeking—Singer (Lead): All Genders, 7-21; Singer-Songwriter (Lead): 7-20. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States; Canada)Applications and auditions accepted only till Oct. 4, 2020. Submit name, street address, city, state, zip code, phone, e-mail, age, Parents contact if you are a minor and the following: 1) Tell us about your previous experiences (musical, vocal training, etc.); 2) Do you play an instrument? If yes, explain; 3) Share with us a little about yourself and what makes singing so important to you; 4) What do you hope to achieve and where would you like to be in a year from now? What do you hope to accomplish during your three days of vocal and performance training with our experts? 6) Other examples of you singing (Vimeo, YouTube, etc.) Submit this application to ULTIMATEVOCALMUSICSUMMIT@gmail.com. If you are applying for a partial scholarship, mark it Scholarship request and or financial assistance. Must receive Applications no later than Aug. 30, 2020, first-round April 30, 2020, second round Aug. 30, 2020. We all look forward to hearing from you. Please note Ultimate Vocal Music Summit 2019- Is now closed and all roles filled.

 

 

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