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Updated: Aug. 18

 

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:

'CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR STARRING The RADIO CITY ROCKETTES' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 16 - Radio City Productions is seeking a diverse cast of Rockettes© and Male Vocalists for Radio City Productions to perform in the 2017 production of the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes in New York City. Contract dates range from late Sept./early Oct. to early January 2018, depending on role, in NYC. If cast, performers will be offered an American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA) contract with competitive salary and benefits. No travel, housing, or per diem will be provided. Seeking—Male Vocalists (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, seeking strong singers for a diverse ensemble vocal group. Must have great voice and style with a wide vocal range, be proficient at singing close harmony, and able to move well. Seeking talent from New York NY. For full details, visit www.radiocityauditions.com. Visit the website before attending auditions. Radio City accepts no liability as a result of schedule changes.

 

'CELEBRATION Of CHRISTMAS' 40th YEAR – AUG. 17 - Dream City Church (formerly Phoenix First) is casting the 40th annual Celebration of Christmas. Mark Stoddard, dir./writer; Project description: "Plays to over 50,000 people each December in our 3,500 seat auditorium. This Broadway-style musical features a 40-piece live orchestra, a cast of 300 actors, singers, dancers, aerialists, live animals, and state-of-the-art technical elements. Because of the size of the cast, there are multiple choreographers who create spectacular dance numbers – including swing, hip-hop/urban, Jazz, modern, lyrical, acrobatics and more." Rehearsals begin Sep. 9. Performances run Dec. 6-19, in Phoenix AZ. No pay. Seeking—Vocalists: Males & Females; featured singing roles in various genres including gospel/R&B, Broadway, pop, etc. Audition by appointment Aug 17 for Vocals. To sign up for auditions, visit auditions.celebrationofchristmas.org. When you go to the audition link page, you will receive confirmation of your audition sign up and information about what to prepare.

 

FEMALE POP MUSIC PROJECT – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 18 - E. Gregson, A&R coordinator, is seeking female singers between the ages of 17 and 21 (only) for a pop music project to be distributed by a worldwide distributor. Dates TBD in Orlando, FL. This is a paid work project, including moving expenses, monthly living expenses, and various other expenses (TBD). Must be currently "unsigned" and not with a record label and/or management company of any type. This project is open to U.S. Citizens only, no exceptions. Seeking—Singer: Female, must be a very good vocalist who can sing pop music and also some pop/R&B music, possess good stage presence, and have a good look. Dance experience is a plus, but not required. Must be a U.S. Citizen, age 17 to 21 (cannot be younger or older than those ages, no exceptions). Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Phase 1 is an online live video audition. Select talent will then be brought to Orlando FL for an in-person live audition(s) for the project as part of Phase 2. For submission, visit backstage.com

'SYMPHONY For The MOTHERS And SONS' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 21 - Charlie Wells Music is casting for the Symphony for the Mothers and Sons. Project description: "This is the research and development of a new suite of songs exploring text and verbatim testimony from World War 1." Performs on Nov. 29, in Yorkshire, UK. Pays £600. Seeking—Singers (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, Male Voices - one tenor range and one bass range; Female Voices - two soprano/true mezzo and mezzo or alto range, it would be great if you are comfortable both reading music and improvising or singing by ear. Seeking talent from Yorkshire, England. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'The RING' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 23 - Variety Worldwide, LLC is seeking charismatic and multi-skilled performers for The Ring, a new immersive experience from the producers of "Sleep No More," "Queen of the Night," and "The Box." Performances begin August 2017 in NYC. Competitive professional pay. Non-jurisdictional. Seeking—Female Vocalist (Lead): 18-61, must have a wide range, and be comfortable performing in both blues and rock genres, as well as participating in collaborative work. Note: Interactive and immersive experience is encouraged. Seeking talent from New York NY. Auditions by appointment only in NYC. To schedule an appointment, submit headshot, full-body shot and resumes to jobs@varietyww.com.

 

'TIMELESS MEMORIES Of CHRISTMAS' – AUG. 29 - La Comedia Dinner Theatre is casting Timeless Memories Of Christmas, a musical revue style Christmas show. Rehearsals begin Oct. 15; runs Nov 1-Dec. 31 in Springboro OH. Pays $325/wk. Total compensation including rehearsals: $3250. Housing, transportation, meal each performance, health club membership, workman’s comp, four days off for Thanksgiving, and four days off for Christmas provided. Seeking—Male and Female Singers: 18+, who move well for a revue style Christmas show. Open Casting Call Aug 29 at 10am at Nola Studios (250 West 54th St., New York NY 10019). Callbacks Aug. 30. Prepare 16 bars of a standard Christmas song. Be prepared to dance. Questions, call Joe at 937/746-4537.

 

PERFORMERS For SINGING TELEGRAMS – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 1 - Babaloons and Toons Singing Telegrams is seeking performers for singing telegrams all around the country for a singing telegram agency based in California. Performers must have strong singing, acting, and improvisational comedy skills. Singing telegrams are typically ten- to 15-minute performances consisting of a loosely-scripted comedy act/skit and two to three songs. You must be able to improvise and play off the crowd and recipient. Popular characters include: Marilyn Monroe, Nurse, Cop, Elvis, Austin Powers, Gorilla in a Tutu, Phantom of the Opera, Nerd, and many more. You can also develop your own characters. To start, you must provide your own costumes. Once you have proven to be reliable, the company can outfit you with more costumes to increase your repertoire. This is gig work. You rehearse on your own time and perform as jobs are booked. Pay per booking ranges from $80-$150, depending on character, tips, and travel time. You must have reliable transportation (okay to use public transport and Uber, etc.). You must be professional, reliable, and on time. Seeking—Singing Telegram (Lead): Males & Females, 18-65. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. For submission, and/or more info, visit backstage.com or contact the telegram company.

 

POP SINGERS, TOUR – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31, 2018 - Dance Spectacular Productions is seeking female pop singers for local & national tours with dance spectacular productions in 2016/2017. Casting director states: "This is a fun, energetic show. Singers must have excellent stage presence, personality and be able to sing Pop Music (no Theatrical)." Tours Aug. 31-Sep. 6. Talent may be contracted for a select few performances or all performances based on full-time or part-time status. Must live in or near Chicago IL. Meals, hotel, and travel provided, plus pay for performances. Seeking—Pop Singer: Female, 18-35, Must be able to sing Pop Music (Current Hits on the radio). Great Stage Presence. Commands the Stage. Team Player. No Visible Tattoos (can be covered with make-up). Physically Fit. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. Submit cover letter, video reel & photos to HBDancers@comcast.net.

 

 

 

CRUISES/RESORTS/THEME PARKS:

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN – VARIOUS DATES/LOCATIONS - Universal Studios Japan has commenced their annual search for new and exciting talent to join the team in Osaka, Japan. Producers state: "We are looking for passionate and talented individuals with a range of different abilities to fill a variety of exciting positions throughout the park. For more info about the auditions, visit www.usjauditions.com.au/faqs/ Contracts up to 13 months are being offered for Osaka, Japan. Attractive compensation packages are on offer for successful performers, as well as quarterly completion bonuses attached to every contract. You will also receive other great benefits like: Paid round trip airfares, Accommodation, Per diem allowance to cover food expenses, Train pass, Bicycle, Mobile phone, Gym membership, And travel insurance. Seeking—Actors, Dancers Who Sing Well & Singers Who Move Well: Males & Females, 18+. Auditions Aug. 12 in Salt Lake City UT; Aug. 14 & 15 in Hollywood CA; Aug. 18 in Chicago IL; Aug. 21 & 22 in Orlando FL; Aug. 25 & 26 in New York City; Aug. 29 & 30 in Atlanta GA; Sep. 3-5 in London; Sep. 9 & 10 in Brisbane; Sep. 13 & 14 in Sydney and Sep. 17 & 18 in Melbourne, Australia. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. Register online for an audition at www.usjauditions.com.au/register/ to receive audition appointment, location and time.

 

DOLLY PARTON's ARENA DINNER ATTRACTIONS – AUG. 14 & 15 – NASHVILLE - World Choice Investments LLC is casting multiple roles in Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede, Pirates Voyage and Smoky Mountain Adventures, large arena dinner attractions. Open to MCs, comedians, evil pirates and swashbucklers, storytellers, and country characters. Rehearsal dates vary; facilities are located in Pigeon Forge TN; Branson MO; and Myrtle Beach SC. Full-time, year-round employment positions (as opposed to seasonal contracts). Seeking—“Dixie” Master of Ceremonies (Lead): Male or Female, 21-50, a charming, bigger-than-life character who builds a strong rapport with his/her audience and has dynamic stage presence and strong vocal abilities. Must sing some and be willing to learn to ride a horse for portions. Auditions by appointment Aug 14 from 9am-8pm and Aug 15 from 9am-1pm at Sheraton Music City Hotel (777 McGavock Pike, Nashville TN 37214). Bring headshot and resume. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE – AUG. 20 – ORLANDO - RWS Entertainment Group is seeking singers, dancers, and singer-dancers for productions aboard Holland America Line’s luxury ships. All performers MUST be 21 or over to be contracted by Holland America Line. No cruise staff duties. Rehearses in NYC. Worldwide itineraries. Casting will be ongoing throughout 2017/18. Pays: $600-$1,200/week. Travel and lodging provided. Seeking—Male Singers & Singer-Dancers (Lead): any ethnicity. Should read late 20s to early 40s. 5’9” or taller. Attractive, masculine performers who can command a stage and tell a story--think leading man. Sensational tenors and bari-tenors with strong falsetto. Contemporary sounding voices with the ability to perform pop/rock. Strong harmonizing skills a must. Must be comfortable with guest interaction. Must move well; Female Singers & Singer-Dancers (Lead): any ethnicity. Should read late 20s to early 40s. 5’4” or taller. Attractive, mature performers who can captivate an audience and tell a story. Sensational belters with strong mix/head. Contemporary sounding voices with the ability to perform pop/rock. Strong harmonizing skills a must. Must be comfortable with guest interaction. Must move well. Open Casting Calls Aug 20 at 10am for Male & Female Dancers (sign-in at 9:30am for a 10am start), 6pm for Male & Female Singers (sign-in at 5:30pm for a 6pm start) & 8:30pm for Male & Female Dancers (sign-in at 8pm for an 8:30pm start) at Spotlight Dance Center (7751 Kingspointe Pkwy #102, Orlando FL 32819). Singers & Singer-Dancers: Prepare two songs from the RWS repertoire. Log onto www.rwsnyc.com, go to the Auditions page, then the “How to Prepare” page, and you will see the song options. Choose a song and download the musical track as well as the sheet music. The songs under the track marked with an “M” (for example, M1) are male songs and the tracks marked with “F” (for example, FC) are female songs. Casting personnel will have the tracks available for use at the audition. Accompanist will not be provided. Bring headshot and resume stapled together. You may be called back to move later the same day; bring dance clothes/shoes.

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES – AUG. 21 & 22 – LOS ANGELES - Playlist Productions is casting singers who dance and dancers who sing for Playlist Productions' dramatic retooling of Carnival Cruise Line’s legendary revues that combine captivating live performances with high-tech staging that set a new standard in seagoing productions. These popular music-driven revues were created by leading producers, directors, and choreographers who have worked on critically-acclaimed productions for Broadway, London’s West End, and some of the world’s most popular musical acts. Rehearses in studio space in Miami FL. Dates/itineraries depend on booking. Pays: $5,090/month for singers and $3,386/month for dancers. Contract: 6 months (average) plus rehearsal. Seeking—Male Singers Who Dance: 18+, 5’8” and taller; seeking triple threat performers who are proficient in multiple styles of music, including rock, pop, and R&B (no legit voices). Must be able to belt to an Ab. Some shows require a rock and roll mix or strong falsetto to C-sharp. Must dance well; Female Singers Who Dance: 18+, 5’0” and taller; seeking triple threat performers who are proficient in multiple styles of music, including rock, pop, and R&B (no legit voices). Must be able to belt to a D, and in some shows, belt or very strong mix to an F-sharp. Must dance well; Male Dancers Who Sing: 18+, 5’8” and taller; must have strong jazz/hip hop/contemporary technique and have partnering ability. Also, must sing well and be comfortable with clean vocals when harmonizing in a group of performers; Female Dancers Who Sing: 18+, 5’0” and taller. Must have strong jazz/hip hop/contemporary technique and have partnering ability. Also, must sing well and be comfortable with clean vocals when harmonizing in a group of performers. Auditions by appointment Aug 21 for singers who dance and Aug 22 for dancers who sing in Los Angeles CA. Note: If you have already submitted for the auditions on Aug. 21 & 22, do not re-submit. If submitting for the first time, email your headshot/resume to info@bindercasting.com. Those submitting video links to their performance will be given first priority.

 

 

 

 

OPERA/CHORUS/VOCAL GROUPS:

'The OTHER REINDEER CAROLERS' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 20 - Keene Music Services, LLC is seeking singers for The Other Reindeer Carolers. Synopsis: The Other Reindeer are professional holiday carolers. We perform very challenging a cappella four-part holiday music in SATB quartets of two men and two women, in historical costumes. We are currently seeking singers of all voice parts for the 2017 season, especially bass-baritones. These are not your grandfather's Christmas carols! Applicants should be stylistically versatile and be experienced singing jazz harmony, one-on-a-part. Seeking about 20 new singers in total. Visit http://www.theotherreindeer.net/recruiting.html for more information and to submit. If you submit only here on backstage I may not get to you. Rehearses weekend afternoons in September and October; gigs are all over Greater Los Angeles. Note: TOR Carolers books about 120 gigs per season which is an average of 10 gigs per singer. Visit http://www.theotherreindeer.net/recruiting.html for more information and to submit. Compensation varies per gig, usually $75-200 depending on the length and location of the gig. Visit http://www.theotherreindeer.net/recruiting.html for more information and to submit. Seeking—Alto: Female, 18-70, should be strong ensemble singers who can also sing solos; must be stylistically versatile and able to suppress vibrato; must be able to read music; must be able to hold difficult harmonies while singing one-on-a-part; Bass-Baritone: Male, 18-70, should be strong ensemble singers with good rhythm; must be stylistically versatile and able to sing in a jazz swing style; must be able to read music; must be able to hold difficult harmonies while singing one-on-a-part. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Not all rehearsals are required; most singers will attend three, but depending on your availability and experience you may attend more or fewer. Almost all gigs are non-union. Visit http://www.theotherreindeer.net/recruiting.html for more information and to submit.

 

 

 

 

 

STAGE SHOWS:

EQUITY, GEORGE STREET PLAYHOUSE – AUG. 16 - George Street Playhouse is casting Equity actors and actor-singers for the upcoming season including: I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (Joe DiPietro, book-lyrics; Jimmy Roberts, music-lyrics; Rehearsals begin Sep. 15; runs Oct. 13-Nov. 12), An Act Of God (David Javerbaum, writer. Rehearsals begin Nov. 3; runs Dec. 1-23), American Hero (Christopher Demos-Brown, writer; Rehearsals begin Jan. 12, 2018; runs Feb. 2-25), Trying (Joanna Glass, writer. Rehearsals begin Feb. 16; runs Mar. 16-Apr. 8), and The Nerd (Larry Shue, writer. Rehearsals begin Mar. 30; runs Apr. 27-May 27). Season rehearses and runs in New Brunswick NJ. Pays: $656/wk. (theater pays above minimum). Equity LORT Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—Various Roles: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Audition Aug 16 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare either A) a brief contemporary monologue; or B) a brief contemporary musical theater song; or C) 16 bars of a song and a one-minute monologue. If singing, bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring picture and resume.

 

EQUITY, JOHN W. ENGEMAN THEATER SEASON – AUG. 18 - Harborside Productions LLC is casting the last three shows in the 2017-18 Season including: Once (Edna Walsh, book; Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova, music & lyrics; Rehearsals begin Jan. 1, 2018; runs Jan. 18-Mar. 4); In the Heights (Quiara Alegria Hudes, book; Lin-Manuel Miranda, music & lyrics; Rehearsals begin Feb. 23, 2018; runs Mar. 15-Apr. 29); and Singin' in the Rain (Betty Comden & Adolph Green, book; Arthur Freed & Nacio Herb Brown, music & lyrics; Rehearsals begin Apr. 27, 2018; runs May 17-July 1). Season runs in Northport NY. Pays: $439/wk. Equity LOA ref. to COST. Seeking—Equity Actors: Males & Females, 18+. For OnceGirl: mid-late 20s, direct, intelligent, no nonsense and witty. Has had to work hard at life but doesn't think she deserves any sympathy. Must play the piano and sing extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent; Guy: mid 20's-early 30's, a struggling Irish musician. Lost and a bit sad, but extremely appealing. Must sing and play guitar extremely well. Must have a strong Irish accent; “Billy:” mid 30s-40's, a large Irish man. Owner of the music store where Girl plays piano. Loud, funny and protective of GIRL. Must sing and play guitar well. Must have a strong Irish accent; “Reza:” late 20s, a sexy, funny, smart Czech girl. Often a bit larger than life. Must sing and play violin/fiddle extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent; “Baruska:” 50s+, mother of girl, a cool but caring Czech mother who likes a full house and full stomachs. Not many inhibitions. Must sing and play the accordion/piano well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent; Bank Manager: 30/40s, male. Seems quite prim and proper but has a secret passion for music. Must sing and play guitar & cello well. Must have a strong Irish accent; “Eamon:” 30s/40s, the music studio manager where GUY and GIRL record their album. A tough nut to crack but eventually gives into the musician's talents. Must sing and play guitar & piano well. Must have a strong Irish accent; Emcee: late 20's-30's, the emcee at a bar. A good-natured ball buster. Must sing and play guitar extremely well. Must have a strong Irish accent; for In The Heights – “Usnavi De La Vega:” owner of De La Vega Bodega, Latino. Tenor-Bari to G4; “Nina Rosario:” a freshman at Stanford University, Latina. Mezzo-Soprano with a strong Belt/Mix to F5; “Kevin Rosario:” Nina’s father, owner of Rosario’s Car Service, Latino. Bari-Tenor to E4; “Camila Rosario:” Nina’s mother, co-owner of Rosario’s Car Service, Latina. Alto G3 to B4; “Benny:” an employee of Rosario’s, African-American. Tenor to A-flat4; “Vanessa:” works at the salon, Latina. Mezzo-Soprano with a strong Belt to E5; “Sonny:” Usnavi’s cousin, Latino. Tenor to B-flat4; “Abuela Claudia:” raised Usnavi, though not his blood grandmother, Latina. Alto with a strong Belt to F-sharp3; “Daniela:” owner of Daniela’s Salon, Latina. Alto G3 to C5; for Singin’ In The Rain – “Don Lockwood:” male, 30-40. A-flat4 to G2. A suave Hollywood actor and dancer. Cosmo’s best friend and Lina’s regular co-star. Excellent Dancing and Tap skills; “Kathy Selden:” female 25-30, F5-G3. An earnest and talented actress with wit and charm. She falls in love with Don and performs as Lina’s speaking and singing voice. Excellent Dancing and Tap skills; “Cosmo Brown:” male 30-40. A-flat4 to C3. A wacky and playful on-set pianist for silent films. Don’s best friend and former dance partner. Excellent Dancing and Tap skills; “Lina Lamont:” female 30-35. E-flat5 to C4. A slow-witted silent film diva with a big personality and a harshly unpleasant voice. She is Don’s regular co-star; Equity Principal Audition Aug 18 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a short song from or in the style of the show for which you wish to be considered. You may sing from Once, In the Heights, or Singin' in the Rain. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring picture and resume. For more info, visit www.engemantheater.com. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

 

'The MYSTERY Of EDWIN DROOD' – AUG. 18 - Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts and Education is casting The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Rupert Holmes for Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts and Education. Hubbard Hall will be only the second theater ever to work on this new chamber version of the Tony Award-winning musical by Mr. Holmes, with Mr. Holmes in residence during rehearsals to work on and promote the piece. If you have submitted before for this show, no need to resubmit. Rehearses Oct. 17-Nov. 17 (Tues.-Fri., 6pm-10pm, and Sat.-Sun., 12noon-6pm); runs Nov. 18-Dec. 3, 2017 in Cambridge NY. Pay varies. Housing provided, plus pay and travel stipend. Producers plan to apply for an Equity contract/agreement. Seeking—“Your Chairman, Mr. William Cartwright” (Lead): Male, 50-70, baritone; the emcee and host of the Music Hall Royale. The Chairman sets the scenes and keeps the pace of the show moving. Frequently jokes with the audience and is the guide through the mystery. Steps in to fill the comic role of Mayor Sapsea. A seasoned showman. Character age: 30s-50s; “Neville Landless” (Lead): Male, 25-35, baritone; the other half of the mysterious family from Ceylon. Neville has a very hot temper and immediately falls for Rosa Bud. He is the main suspect after Drood’s disappearance. Played by Victor Grinstead, the newest member of the Music Hall Royale. Candidate for detective, murderer, and lover; “Durdles” (Supporting): Male, 30-60, baritone/tenor; the drunken stonemason who inscribes and oversees the crypts at Cloisterham Cathedral. Played by Nick Cricker, the clown prince of the Music Hall Royale. Candidate for murderer and lover. Audition by appointment Aug 18 from 2pm-4pm in New York NY. Along with submitting headshot and resume via Backstage.com, also indicate for which role you'd like to be considered. If casting offers you an audition, prepare a song from Drood and one comedic monologue (two minutes or less).

 

'The ORTEGA SHOW' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 19 - Carolyn Jenkins Casting Agency is casting for the stage show, The Ortega Show. Rehearsals Aug. 21-Sep. 1, in Atlanta GA. $300 Lead roles. Seeking—“Layla Ortega” (lead): Female, 35-45, attractive, a boogie acting, sophisticated marriage counselor; “Pierre Ortega” (Supporting): Male, 35-45, medical doctor and delivering babies is his specialty, treasures family values with a quirky, goofy side. Seeking talent from Atlanta GA. To apply, submit pix, résumés & reels demonstrating acting and singing abilities via backstage.com or contact the casting agency.

 

'ONLY GOD CAN CHANGE ME' – AUG. 19 – COLUMBUS - Solomonrain Presents is casting Only God Can Change Me, a musical stage play that focuses on the dark secrets that grip the dysfunctional Shepherd family, and the tragedies that follow as one of their own succumbs to the grip of heroin addiction. The matriarch of the family turns to God as the only answer to the family’s struggle. This is a powerful and relatable account of the family’s battle against the ravages of addiction, and the powerful faith that can potentially bring redemption. Only God Can Change Me touches audiences so deeply, one commentator put it, “Whether you are the black sheep of the family, the peacemaker, the dreamer, the troublemaker, or simply the glue that holds everything together, you’ll feel right at home with the Shepard family.” Director states: "Due to the nature of the play this is also an opportunity for both victims and loved ones going through the struggle of addiction who would like to utilize their talent for healing experience from addiction to be part of a life changing event in a non-judgmental environment we welcome the chance to work with you." Rehearsals begin Aug. 28; opens Oct. 21 with a small tour through Central Ohio. Some roles (not all) are paid. Seeking—“Charlene” (Lead): Female, 30-53, 54; singing role; the matriarch; wife of Frank Shepard and mother to Felicia, Lisa, and Lee, and grandmother to Chantel. Charlene is a very spiritual, strong, black woman, and caring disciplinarian. She is a homemaker who struggles with failing heath due to a heart problem and stress; “Felicia” (Supporting): Female, 30: singing role; oldest child of Charlene and Frank; sister to Lisa and Lee; married to Tony Washington and they have a young daughter named Chantel. She is a gentle person, who lovingly interacts with her family, particularly her husband, Tony. She is strong and bold, and shows a caring mature love for all members of her family; “Lee” (Supporting): Male, 17: singing role; middle child of Charlene and Frank and only son. He is disrespectful toward family and friends, especially his father. He quits school because “it’s for fools and idiots.” He is an angry, young, black man, showing signs of falling in with a bad crowd and becoming a street thug; “Lisa” (Supporting): Female, 15; singing role; incredibly young and vulnerable; youngest child of Charlene and Frank. Lisa becomes a drug addict. She is emotionally unable to deal with problems well; “Aunt Gracy” (Supporting): Female, 58; singing role; older sister to Charlene. She is a church-going widow with plenty of money who dresses accordingly; very close to her sister Charlene, but hostile toward Frank. Open Casting Call Aug 19 from 9am-12:30pm at Columbus Metropolitan Library (96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus OH 43215). Callbacks Aug 26. If you are auditioning for singing role, bring music or sound track; a cappella is welcome. Be prepared with two one-minute monologues. There will be a cold reading from the script. Bring your headshot and a smile. Headshot isn’t necessary but useful. Email mememeweekly@gmail.com with questions.

 

'RUST: A GHOST OPERA' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 20 - Helena Regina, composer-writer; Shira Leigh, composer-writer are casting Rust: A Ghost Opera (working title), a concept album/musical/rock opera that tells the story of a haunted factory. Dark and twisted, the show involves everything from shapeshifting rat men to kidnappings, cyborgs, and ghosts. Characters on the album both sing and speak. Composers state: "This is a labor of love project taken on by two twenty-something writers and musicians, inspired by the concept albums we love. No experience is needed, just a good microphone to record on. It can be recorded anywhere and will be recording hopefully over the next six months." Recording can be done remotely. Seeking—“Nissa” (Lead): Female, 16+, a 16-year-old kidnapped teenager; a young girl who has been through trauma but has remained optimistic and upbeat despite it. Slightly worn down but still strong. Cares more about others than herself. Soprano/alto; “Madame Rust” (Lead): Female, 18+, unknown age, female cyborg. Madame Rust is cold, calm, and sexual (Though she sometimes loses her temper). No one knows her age and her backstory is mysterious to say the least. A true "anti-hero." Mezzo-soprano, alto; “Terrance ‘Terry’ Gallows” (Lead): Male, 18+, a classic villain; a kidnapper, con artist, and all around bad man; has a jazzy voice and loves torturing Nissa and the other factory workers. Tenor; “Rat” (Lead): Male, 18+, a man who is also a rat, or a rat who is also a man; long story short, he is a shapeshifter and also the narrator; has lived in the factory for a very long time and seen many things; neither evil nor good, but not the ally he pretends to be. Baritone/Tenor; “Angela” (Supporting): Female, a 13-year-old girl who is also trapped in the factory; Nissa's only friend (though Nissa considers her more like a younger sister); sweet and innocent. Soprano; Ghost 2 and Ghost 3 (Ghost Chorus) (Supporting): 18+, Featured ghost 3: young woman's featured ghost 2: man's voice (Sing in chorus and have featured solos). Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. For the first round of auditions, sing any song you are comfortable with, from anything. Callbacks will be done with songs from the show. Record in the best quality that is available to you. Include audio/video of the song as well as lines/a monologue from any source material. Also note your vocal range and any other concerns. For submission, visit backstage.com

 

'MY FAIR LADY' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 20 - Rhosygilwen is casting the musical, My Fair Lady. Project description: "Rhosygilwen is a cultural centre in Pembrokeshire that stages opera and other musical events." Performances run July 13-14, 2018, at Rhosygilwen in Pembrokeshire, UK. Pays £500, plus a travel allowance. Seeking—“Eliza Doolittle” (Lead): Female, 18-35, singing actor, soprano, spirited, must have a good ear for dialects and move very well, must possess strong comedic and dramatic skills, a Cockney flower girl from Lisson Grove working outside Covent Garden; “Professor Higgins” (Lead): Male, 35-50, singing actor, baritone, British, upper class professional bachelor, world famous phonetics expert teach and author of “Higgins Universal Alphabet,” frequently disdainful but still manages to be charming. Seeking talent from Pembrokeshire, Wales. To apply, submit pix, résumés & examples or links to relevant audio and video of your work via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

EQUITY, 'The BRIDGES Of MADISON COUNTY' – AUG. 20 – SEATTLE - Showtunes Theatre Company is casting Equity actors-singers for The Bridges Of Madison County. Synopsis: The Bridges of Madison County is based on Robert James Waller’s 1992 best-selling novel, and was developed by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and Marsha Norman (The Secret Garden, The Color Purple). This 2014 Broadway musical captures the lyrical expanse of America's heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question" "What if...?" Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Score and Orchestrations, this sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless. Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When ruggedly handsome, National Geographic photographer, Robert Kincaid, pulls into her driveway seeking directions, though, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca's life. With a soaring score and a heartbreaking story, The Bridges of Madison County is a touching and powerful addition to any theatre's season. The tour de force roles of Francesca and Robert are a dream come true for any actor, while the ensemble is rich with characters that tell their own individual stories and receive plenty of focus on stage. Rehearses Oct. 9-11, 16-20, 23-27 (6pm-10pm) at ACT Theatre; runs Oct. 28-29, and Nov. 3-5 at Allen Theatre at ACT Theatre in Seattle WA. Pays $13/per rehearsal hour, $110/per performance. Equity LOA/WCLO Agreement pending. Seeking—Various Roles: 14+. Equity Principal Audition AEA combo EPA/ECC, by appointment only Aug 20 from 2:30pm-10pm (break 6:30pm-7pm) at Center House Theatre (305 Harrison St., Studio B, 4th fl., Seattle WA 98109). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare one verse and chorus of a musical theater song that shows off your range and acting ability. Be prepared with additional choices since you may be asked to sing another song. Sheet music must be in the correct key. AEA auditions are by appointment. For an audition time, email your headshot and resume to Casting Director Paulette Buse at auditions@showtunestheatre.org. You'll receive a confirmation email with your specific appointment time. Showtunes concert productions involve a short and intense rehearsal and performance timeframe, and strong singers/actors are required. All roles are open to actors of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Actors must be available for all rehearsals and performances. Showtunesis based in Seattle WA. Local hires preferred.

 

'JOB And The SNAKE: A ROCK MUSICAL' – AUG. 20 - CubeCity Entertainment is casting Job and the Snake, an exciting new rock musical based on the classical story of Job. Cast recording begins September 2017; rehearses summer 2018; tentative show dates in fall 2018. Rehearses and runs in NYC. Payment based on a percentage of profit. Production will consider applying for an Equity waiver if the talent leads in that direction. Seeking—“Satan” (Lead): Male, 35+, a diabolical and reptilian accuser; leader of the Fallen Rebellion; motivated by pride; sets out on an irrational course to seize for himself God’s authority over the universe; bass/baritone; “Eliphaz” (Lead): Male, 35-55, A Colorful Type A Personality, The leader of Job's 3 Friends, a know-it-all; his life's quest is to find the "Great Why" - Rock Singer Bari-Tenor; “Bildad” (Lead): Female, 35+, Job's friend; a cute "Betty Boop" type jazz singer; desperately searching for “true love”; soprano/alto; “Elihu” (Supporting): Female, 10-16, a serene youth with wisdom beyond her years. Note: Actress must have strong singing ability; “Job” (Lead): Male, 35-60, Power Rock Tenor - The story's protagonist. Blameless and Upright Man who loses everything (children, wealth, health) at the hands of Satan. A man of integrity who passes the ultimate test of suffering; Job’s Wife (Supporting): Female, 40-50, Alto - Job's Partner and Mother to their ten children. She does not survive the ultimate test of losing everything. She cannot handle the loss and betrays her husbands and urges him to "Curse God and Die." Audition by appointment Aug 20 in New York NY. You will need to submit a self-tape audition before Aug 20. Materials will be emailed for you to prepare. In your cover letter, note your availability. Callback in early September. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'PROMISES, PROMISES' – AUG. 20 & 21 – SWATHMORE - Spotlight Theatre is casting the musical Promises, Promises. Neil Simon, book writer; Burt Bacharach, composer; Hal David, lyricist; Production description: "New York City, mid 60’s. The musical follows a young, ambitious accountant for the New York insurance company, named Chuck Baxter. Chuck climbs the ladder by allowing the firm's executives to his midtown apartment for extramarital love affairs. Trouble occurs when Chuck discovers that the object of his own love, Fran Kubelik, is having rendezvous at his place with Chuck's manager, J.D Sheldrake. We will be presenting the 2010 revival version which includes two added musical numbers." Runs Jan. 26, 27, Feb. 2, 3, 4, 9 & 10, in Swarthmore PA. No pay. Seeking—“Chuck Baxter” (Lead): Male, 25-30, baritone, an ambitious younger man getting ahead by lending out his apartment to married executives, he is in love with Fran Kubelik, a waitress in the company cafeteria; “J.D. Sheldrake” (Supporting): Male, 40-50, baritone, the head of Human Relations at Consolidated Life, he is having an affair with Fran Kubelik, the heavy in this story; “Fran Kubelik” (Lead): Female, 20-30, alto, the sweet, naive love interest of both Sheldrake and Chuck; “Mr. Dobitch:” Male, 40-55, the first executive to borrow Chuck’s apartment, he doesn’t have to have a great singing voice, just be able to carry a tune; Office Nurse/Singer 1 (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18+, alto/soprano; Waitress/Singer 2 (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18+, alto/soprano; Miss Della Hoya/Singer 3 (Chorus/Ensemble): Female 18+, alto/soprano; “Margie MacDougal:” Female, 25-35, alto, barfly, comedic role, Chuck’s rebound pick-up; Other Roles: Males & Females, 18+. Open Casting Calls Aug 20 at 3pm and Aug 21 at 7pm at Spotlight Theatre (129 Park Ave., Swarthmore PA 19081). Be prepared to sing a selection that highlights your vocal style; an accompanist will be present. You will also be asked to read from the script. There will be some basic dance moves required for the show, but no dancing is needed for the audition.

EQUITY, 'The ADDAMS FAMILY' – AUG. 21 – JACKSONVILLE - Theatre Partners LLC is casting The Addams Family. Rehearsals begin Sep. 25; runs Oct. 4-Nov. 12 in Jacksonville FL. Pays $629/wk. Equity Dinner Theatre Contract. Limited housing available for out of town actors. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: Males & Females, 18+, All Roles Available. Equity Principal Audition Aug 21 from 1pm-5pm at Alhambra Dinner Theatre (12000 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville FL 32246). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. No appointments. Actors seen on first come first seen basis. Prepare a 16-bar audition from the show or in a similar style. Actors will learn a dance combination. Also provide a head shot and resume, stapled together. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

EQUITY, 'BRIGADOON' – AUG. 21 & 22 – BOCA RATON - Wick Theatre and Costume Museum is casting Brigadoon, a musical. Rehearses Feb. 20-Mar. 8, 2018; runs Mar. 8-Apr. 8, 2018 in Boca Raton FL. Equity SPT-10 Contracts pay $684/wk. min. Seeking—“Tommy Albright:” Male, 32-45, A surprisingly sensitive American man who can’t seem to make a commitment to his long-standing girlfriend. Somewhat dissatisfied with his current life. About 40. Big powerful Baritone. B-flat below Middle C to F-sharp; “Jeff Douglas:” Male, 32-45, Tommy's friend. Glib, skeptical. Loves liquor and women. Very little singing. About 40; “Fiona MacLaren:” Female, 27-40, A smart, bright woman who is completely frank to the point of disarming. Glorious Soprano. B below middle C to A. About 35; “Charlie Dalrymple:” Male, 18+, A sweet and happy bridegroom. Tenor. D below Middle C to G. Young but maybe not; “Meg Brokie:” Female, 18+, A lusty gal who loves men and a good time. And wants to tell you all about it. Very Strong Alto. G below Middle C to F. 35 or more; “Andrew MacLaren:” Male, 55-65, Fiona and Jean's father. Somewhat pompous. Sings; “Archie Beaton:” Male, 45-55, Harry's father. Reliable. 50ish. Sings. Equity Principal Audition by appointment Aug 21 from 10am-1pm & 1:30pm for Equity actors who sing and Open Casting Call Aug 22 from 10am-3pm for Equity & non-Equity at Wick Theatre and Costume Museum (7901 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton FL 33487). EPA/ECC: Email headshot/resume and a preferred audition time to wicktheatrecasting@gmail.com. An Equity Monitor will not be provided for the Equity calls. The producers will run all aspects of these auditions. Open Call: No appointments needed. All actors seen on first come, first seen basis. No phone calls. Callbacks later in the day on each audition date. Prepare a song in the style of the show. You may sing from Brigadoon, but it is not required. Actors may be asked to stay and read from sides, and also may be asked to stay to dance.

'STONE SOUP' – AUG. 21 & 22 – HIGHLAND PARK - ImprovPlayhouse is casting Stone Soup, a musical. Project description: "A hungry traveling salesman shows up in a town where no one shares." Daytime rehearsals Sep. 4-15. Runs Sep. 16-Nov. 21, in Highland Park IL. Pays $40/show. Seeking—Townsfolk (Supporting): 21-30. Auditions by appointment Aug 21 from 10am-2pm and Aug 22 from 10am-2pm in Highland Park IL. Prepare a one-minute comedic monologue that is appropriate for children, and 16 bars of a song of your choice. Songs will be performed a cappella. Feel free to bring an instrument to play (it is preferred). A keyboard will be provided if your instrument is a piano. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the playhouse.

'The LAST 5 YEARS' – AUG. 21 & 22 – MARIETTA - Marietta Theatre Company is casting The Last 5 Years, a contemporary song-cycle musical that ingeniously chronicles the five-year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up… or from break-up to meeting, depending on how you look at it. Jason Robert Brown, book, music, & lyrics; Rehearsal dates TBD; mandatory tech week: Oct. 16-19 (7pm-11pm); runs Oct. 20-22, 26-29, & Nov. 2-4 in Marietta GA. Seeking—“Catherine Hiatt” (Lead): Female, 22-35, vocal range: F3 to D-sharp5; character arcs from an ambitious, fresh-faced girl in a new relationship to a woman stunned by a betrayal and a divorce that she is only beginning to understand; “Jamie Wellerstein” (Leead): Male, 22-35, vocal range: A2 to B-flat4; character arcs from an ambitious guy on a promising first date with a dazzling career to someone who is blinded by success and ego. He is very lovable, yet makes unintentional choices that sabotages his own happiness. Auditions by appointment Aug 21 from 7pm-9:30pm and Aug 22 from 7pm-9:30pm Lyric Studio on the Square (formerly the Alley Stage, 12 Powder Springs St., Marietta GA 30064). Callbacks Aug 23. Seeking talent from Atlanta GA. Sign-up for an audition time at http://www.mariettatheatre.com/audition-sign-up/. Prepare 16-32 bars of a ballad and uptempo song in the style of the show (nothing from the show). Sheet music preferred as an accompanist will be provided. No a cappella auditions. Bring a headshot and resume, as well as any scheduling conflict dates. Any questions, email Zac Phelps at zac.phelps@mariettatheatre.com.

 

'CABARET' – AUG. 21 & 22 – GARDEN GROVE - One More Productions is casting One More Productions' production of the Tony Award-winning musical Cabaret. Synopsis: Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome Im Cabaret! Au Cabaret! To Cabaret! Based on a book by Christopher Isherwood, Cabaret tells the story of a seedy nightclub in 1930s Berlin, where a young English performer strikes up a relationship with an American writer, all while a zealous Master of Ceremonies commands the action at the Kit Kat Klub. Kander & Ebb’s genius, Tony Award-winning score brings to life some of American musical theater’s most epic and admired songs: "Willkommen," "Cabaret," "Mein Herr," "Maybe This Time," "The Money Song," and "Two Ladies." Rehearsals run Aug. 28-Sep. 29; performances run Sep. 30-Oct. 22, with a possible extension to Oct. 28. All rehearsals and performances will be held at will be held at The Gem Theater, located at 12852 Main St., Garden Grove CA. Seeking—The Emcee (Lead): Male, 25-35, the Emcee/Master of Ceremonies of the Kit Kat Klub; an androgynous, flamboyant figure; dark, sexy, sinister, vulgar; requires a strong presence that is playful and mysterious; looking for a strong singer and dancer. Speaks with a German accent. Vocal range: Tenor, middle C to high C-sharp; “Clifford ‘Cliff’ Bradshaw” (Lead): Male, 25-35, an American writer traveling through Berlin; a closeted gay man exploring his sexuality. Reserved but friendly; travels to Berlin for inspiration and ends up with more than he bargained for; comfortable with stage movement and light dance. Vocal range: Tenor, low A to high E; “Herr Schultz” (Lead): Male, 50-66, an elderly Jewish fruit shop owner who falls in love with Fraulein Schneider; sweet, lovable, and adoring; heartbreakingly naïve about the political turmoil in Germany; comfortable with stage movement and light dance. Speaks with a German accent. Vocal range: Tenor, low G to high F; “Ernst Ludwig” (Supporting): Male, 25-45, a German man who befriends Cliff when he arrives in Berlin, later revealed to be a Nazi; comfortable with stage movement and light dance; speaks with a German accent. Vocal range: Baritone; “Fraulein Kost” (Lead): Female, 25-45, a prostitute who rents in Fraulein Schneider's boarding house; larger than life personality, quick witted and sharp tongued. Speaks with a German accent. Sings in German. Vocal Range: Mezzo/belt, low A-flat to high F; Six Kit Kat Girls: seeking strong singers and dancers to portray the girls who perform alongside Sally at the Kit Kat Klub; sexy, quirky, and naughty; must be comfortable with their body and sexuality. Strong confident woman that carry the show. Vocal range: All vocal types. Open Casting Calls Aug 21 at 6:30pm and Aug 22 at 6:30pm at The Gem Theater (12852 Main St., Garden Grove CA 92840). Seeking talent from Santa Ana CA. No appointment necessary. Doors to the auditions will open at 6:30pm; auditions will be held first come, first see. Prepare 16 to 32 bars of a song and bring sheet music in the proper key as an accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to dance. Provide a current headshot and resume. Callbacks Aug. 23. For more information, contact artistic director Damien Lorton at 714/741-9550 ext. 225 or Damien@onemoreproductions.com.

'HAMILTON' (ELIZA TOUR) – AUG. 21-23 – CHICAGO - Producers are casting Hamilton (Eliza Tour). Lin-Manuel Miranda, music & lyrics; Currently running in Chicago IL. Equity Production (League) Contract: $1,974/wk. min. (Current), $2,034/wk. min. (Oct. 2, 2017). Seeking—Singers: Males & Females, 19-35, Actors of color strongly encouraged to attend. Amazing, versatile singers/actors who move very well. Must be able to rap well. Will portray various characters in the ensemble and potentially understudy principal roles; Dancers Who Sing: Males & Females, 19-35, Actors of color strongly encouraged to attend. Amazing dancers, versatile in all forms of contemporary dance. Must sing very well and be able to portray various characters in the ensemble. Ensemble and swings will also be considered to potentially understudy principal roles; “Alexander Hamilton:” Male, 30-39, Male. Non-white, 30s, Tenor-Baritone. An earnest, ambitious hothead, a man possessed. Speaks his mind, no matter the cost. Must be able to rap VERY well. Eminem meets Sweeney Todd. PRINCIPAL; “Eliza Hamilton:” Female. Non-white, 20s-30s, Soprano. Fiercely loyal, self-possessed, proud. Evolves from lovesick, wealthy young woman to the sole keeper of her late husband’s legacy. Alicia Keys meets Elphaba. PRINCIPAL; “Angeliza Schuyler:” Female. Non-white, 20s-30s, Mezzo-Soprano, MUST be able to sing and rap well. Fierce, dazzling, brilliant, can read a room and everyone in it instantly. Deeply in love with Hamilton, who is married to her beloved sister Eliza. Nicki Minaj meets Desiree Armfeldt. PRINCIPAL; “Aaron Burr:” Male. Non-white, 20s-30s, Tenor/Baritone, sings and raps in equal measure. Our narrator. A cool, steely reserve. An orphan raised in wealth, plays his cards and opinions close to the vest. Slow to anger, but when he gets there, look out. Javert meets Mos Def. PRINCIPAL; “George Washington:” Male. Non-white, 30s-40s, Tenor/Baritone, sings and raps in equal measure. Authoritative, regal, aloof, aware of his place in history at all times. John Legend meets Mufasa. PRINCIPAL; Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson (Dual Role): Male. Non-white, 20s-30s, Bari-Tenor, MUST be able to sing and rap well. LAFAYETTE is an earnest, idealistic Frenchman who reveals himself to be a superb military commander/rapper. Think Lancelot meets Ludacris. JEFFERSON is relaxed, jazzy, brilliant, whose effortless cool is ruffled ONLY by Hamilton. Harold Hill meets Drake. PRINCIPAL; Hercules Mulligan/James Madison (Dual Role): Male. Non-white, 20s-30s, Tenor/Baritone, MUST be able to sing and rap well. MULLIGAN is the life of the party, dripping with swagger, streetwise and hilarious. Joins the revolution to get out of being a tailor’s apprentice, and befriends Laurens, Hamilton and Lafayette. Busta Rhymes meets Donald O’Connor. MADISON is incisively intelligent, quiet, professional. A former Hamilton ally, he becomes Jefferson’s detail man concerning all matters—he gets things done. RZA meets Zach from Chorus Line. PRINCIPAL; John Laurens/Philip Hamilton: Male. Non-white, late teens- 20s, Tenor, MUST be able to sing and rap well. LAURENS is an ardent young abolitionist and idealist, born into privilege, joining the Revolution. Hamilton’s loyal best friend. Nas meets Elder Price. PHILIP HAMILTON. Prodigious, full of life, a wordsmith in the mold of his father Alexander. Tupac meets J. Pierrepont Finch. PRINCIPAL; Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds: Female. Non-white, late teens-20s, Mezzo-Soprano; PEGGY SCHUYLER: sweet, shy, youngest of the three Schuyler Sisters. The Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child. MARIA REYNOLDS: sultry, young, calculating. Affects the role of a damsel in distress to seduce Hamilton. Jasmine Sullivan meets Carla from Nine. PRINCIPAL; “King George:” Female. Non-white, late teens-20s, Mezzo-Soprano; PEGGY SCHUYLER: sweet, shy, youngest of the three Schuyler Sisters. The Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child. MARIA REYNOLDS: sultry, young, calculating. Affects the role of a damsel in distress to seduce Hamilton. Jasmine Sullivan meets Carla from Nine. PRINCIPAL. Equity Chorus Call Aug 21 at 10am for Equity female singers; (sign-ups begin Aug. 14) & 2pm for Equity male singers (sign-ups begin Aug. 14); Equity Principal Audition Aug 22 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1pm-2pm; sign-ups begin Aug. 15); and Equity Chorus Call Aug 23 at 10am for Equity female dancers who sing; (sign-ups begin Aug. 16) & 2pm for Equity male dancers who sing; (sign-ups begin Aug. 16) at Actors' Equity Association - Chicago Member Center (557 W. Randolph St., 1st fl., Chicago IL 60661). ECCs: ECC Procedures are in effect for these auditions. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Dancers: Men should bring hip-hop shoes/sneakers, jazz/character shoes, and knee pads. Women should bring hip-hop shoes/sneakers and character shoes/heels. Bring a picture/resume stapled together and sheet music of a pop/rock song in case you are asked to stay and sing. Singers: Prepare 16 bars of a pop/rock song that shows your style and vocal range. Bring sheet music and a photo/resume stapled together. A piano accompanist will be provided. EPAs: EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief pop/rock song that shows your style and vocal range. Bring sheet music and a photo/resume stapled together. A piano accompanist will be provided.

EQUITY, 'The HUNCHBACK Of NOTRE DAME' – AUG. 21, 22 & 24 – DALLAS - Lyric Stage Inc. is casting Equity performers for The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Peter Parnell, book; Alan Menken, music; Stephen Schwartz, lyrics; Rehearses Oct. 23-Nov. 16 (Mon.-Fri., 7pm-11pm; Sat., 11am-6pm); runs Nov. 17-19 in Irving TX. Pays $489/wk. Equity LOA/COST Agreement. Seeking—Various Roles: 18+. Equity Principal Auditions Aug 21 from 6pm-10pm, Aug 22 from 11am-5pm and Aug 24 from 1pm-6pm at Sammons Center for the Arts (3630 Harry Hines Blvd., Lobby, Dallas TX 75219). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Local hires preferred. Prepare two contrasting traditional musical theatre songs. Audition with a 16-bar cutting, but be prepared to sing entire number if asked. AEA members are not limited to 16 bars. No contemporary material. Bring sheet music in the correct key, and bring two headshots/resumes. AEA members can schedule an appointment at https://lyricstageauditions.acuityscheduling.com/. For more info, visit info@lyricstage.org.

'[title of show]' – AUG. 22 – KAYENTA - Kayenta Arts Foundation is casting [title of show], the best musical you’ve never heard of. Project description: "A funny, slightly irreverent, and uplifting musical." Jeff Bowen, music & lyrics; Hunter Bell, writer; Rehearsals and show run from approximately mid/late September to late October, in Kayenta UT. Some pay. Seeking—“Jeff” (Lead): Female, 23-39, a composer/lyricist; “Hunter” (Lead): Male, 23-39, a book writer; Susan & Heidi (Supporting): Female, 23-39, their actor friends. Audition Aug 22 from 4pm-7pm in Kayenta, UT. Location disclosed when appointment is made. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the foundation.

EQUITY, 'A CHRISTMAS STORY' – AUG. 22 - Fulton Theatre Company is seeking Equity strong dancers who sing well and singers who dance well for the ensemble in "A Christmas Story" for the Fulton Theatre Company. Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, music-lyrics; Joseph Robinette, playwright; Ensemble characters are men and women, aged 20-39. Rehearsals begin Oct. 26; runs Nov. 16-Dec. 31. Rehearses and runs in Lancaster PA. Pays: $823/week min. Equity LORT C, Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, Equity strong dancer-singers in all varieties of dance. Tumbling is also a plus. Dancers must be excellent singers too. Equity Chorus Calls Aug 22 at 9am for Equity male singers, 11am & 4pm for Equity male dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity female singers at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 4th fl., New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Bring picture and resume. Prepare a song from or in the style of the show. Bring sheet music. Also be prepared to dance. Bring character and tap shoes.

'SHREK The MUSICAL' – AUG. 22 – FONTANA - Tibbies Center Stage Theater in Fontana is now casting Shrek The Musical. All rehearsals and performances will take place at Center Stage Theater Fontana. Rehearsals will begin Sep. 11 and run weeknights and weekend days through opening Oct. 20. The show runs Oct. 20-Nov. 12 (Fri., Sat., Sun.). All performers will be paid a minimum stipend of $500 with certain lead roles receiving an additional fee. Seeking—Shrek, Lord Farquaad & Donkey (Lead): male, 18-50, Shrek: male adult; high baritone/tenor; the story's title character. A big, green, terrifying ogre who lives alone in a swamp. He embarks on a journey to rid his land of fairytale creatures and, along the way, falls in love with Fiona. Begins as a grumpy hermit, but reveals his layers and eventually becomes the hero. Excellent singer and actor. Lord Farquaad: male adult; high baritone; the comically short, ruthless ruler of Duloc. He is in search of a princess to marry so that he can become king. Has an intensely unfair bias against fairytale creatures that stems from a resentment of his father. Self-absorbed, lonely, and cruel. Excellent singer and comic actor. Actor must be able to play this role on his knees for the whole show. Donkey: male or female adult; high baritone/tenor or alto with high belt; a talking donkey who joins Shrek on the run from Farquaad's guards. Quite the chatterbox, he is not deterred by Shrek's looks and practically forces himself into his good graces. Easily frightened and pushy, but also an optimist with heart. Excellent singer and comic actor with a huge personality; Princess Fiona, Dragon & Gingy (Lead): Female, 18-50, Princess Fiona: female adult; soprano/high belter; the beautiful princess of Far-Far-Away, she transforms into an ogre every night when the sun sets. Rescued by Shrek and eventually falls in love with him. Quirky, blunt, and multitalented, she is not an ordinary princess. Excellent singer and actor with great comic timing. Dragon/Sugar Plum Fairy: female adult; alto with big belt; a dragon that has been charged with guarding Princess Fiona in her isolated castle. She eventually falls in love with Donkey and attempts to keep him there forever. Imposing and flirtatious, but tired of her job as the glorified baby-sitter. She sings “Forever” with her Knight back-up singers. May double as the Sugar Plum Fairy, who has featured lines and solos in “Story of My Life” and “Freak Flag,” as well as Gingy. Gingy: female, any age, any vocal part; a gingerbread man initially kidnapped by Lord Farquaad. His wit and resolution help him both avoid trouble and inspire the rest of the fairytale creatures. This character is portrayed with a puppet, which may be voiced and operated by actor appearing as Sugar Plum Fairy; Other Roles (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-70. Open Casting Call Aug 22 at 7pm at Center Stage Theater Fontana (8463 Sierra Ave., Fontana CA 92335). Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. For the auditions, be prepared to sing an uptempo and ballad. Bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. You may sing a song from the show. Wear body conscious clothing for dance portion of the audition. Bring printed headshot and resume even if you submitted online. Call 909/429-7469 for further details.

EQUITY, 'LION KING,' B’WAY – AUG. 22 - Disney Theatrical Productions is seeking dancers and singers who move well for possible future replacements in the Broadway production of Lion King. Elton John & Tim Rice, songs; Hans Zimmer, Lebo M, Mark Mancina, & Jay Rifkin, additional music; Irene Mecchi & Roger Allers, book; Currently running on Broadway. Pays: $1,974/wk. min. Equity Production (Disney) Contract. Seeking—Singers: Males & Females, 18-35, strong singers who move very well. Equity Chorus Call Aug 22 at 10am for Equity female singers & 2pm for Equity male singers at Pearl Studios (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for these auditions. An Equity Monitor will be provided. All should bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Singers: Be prepared to sing one brief classic R&B, pop, or rock and roll song that shows off your voice and range. Do not sing material from The Lion King. No standard Broadway theatre music. Bring sheet music. Pianist will be provided.

EQUITY, 'BEAUTIFUL,' NAT’L TOUR – AUG. 22 - Beautiful Tour Carole Company LP is seeking Equity dancers who sing for possible future replacements in the National Tour of Beautiful. Carole King & Gerry Goffin and Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, music & lyrics; Douglas McGrath, book; Currently on tour. Pays: $1974/wk. min. Equity Production (League) Contract. Seeking—Female Ensemble: 20-35, All roles in the dancing ensemble are African American. Seeking appealing, charismatic & attractive dancer-singers to portray various roles, including The Shirelles, Janelle Woods, & Little Eva. Members of the ensemble are featured soloists in numbers including "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "The Locomotion," "One Fine Day," and "Uptown;" Male Ensemble: 20-35, All roles in the dancing ensemble are African American. Seeking appealing, charismatic & attractive dancer-singers to portray various roles, including The Drifters, who are featured soloists in numbers including "Some Kind of Wonderful," "Up on the Roof," and "On Broadway." Equity Chorus Calls Aug 22 at 10am for Equity female dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity male dancers who sing at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Women, bring heels and jazz shoes. Bring picture and resume.

'The TOXIC AVENGER MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 23 - Thin Air Theatre Company is casting The Toxic Avenger Musical in which New Jersey's first Superhero takes the stage in this monster of a comedy based on the classic cult film. Rehearsals begin Sep. 11; runs 6 days a week through Oct. 29 in Colorado. Pays $300/wk. plus free housing and a $200 transportation stipend. Seeking—Mayor Babs Belgoody/Ma Fer/Nun (Lead): Female, 28-55, high energy with madcap, slapstick physical comedy. Excellent comic timing, experience & presence a must; vocal range high belt with soprano, G3-G5. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. For consideration, submit your picture/resume and link to an online video submission or video attachment (as long as it’s a small file) via backstage.com or contact the theatre company.

 

'A TIME For CHRISTMAS' – AUG. 26 & 28 – CAMP HILL - CLAproductions is seeking principals and ensemble members, strong singers and actors, for CLAproductions' A Time for Christmas. Director states: "CLAproductions produces Broadway-style musical theatre to audiences in Central Pennsylvania of over 15,000 patrons annually in a 2,000 seat auditorium (claproductions.com)." A Time for Christmas tells the story of Bill, a man who is too busy for Christmas. Bill encounters a mysterious stranger named Bartholomew who reveals the “spirit in the hearts of Christmases past.” Together, they take a musical journey that starts where it all began in Bethlehem, to the festivities at a medieval castle, to a Dickensian orphanage, and, in the moving conclusion, return to the present where Bill comes face-to-face with his own hard-heartedness. Through beautiful music and dance, sets and costumes, flying angels, live animals, and other Christmas surprises, audiences will experience the wonder of Christmas. Runs Dec. 2, 3, 8, 9, & 10 in Camp Hill PA. Seeking—“Bill” (Lead): Male, 30-45, a likable, though cynical, up-and-coming executive who has put success ahead of his heart. He’s a modern mixture of Scrooge from “A Christmas Carol” and George Bailey from “It’s a Wonderful Life.” He makes jokes to cover deeper scars and defiantly tries to mask the confusion that has left his soul empty. Tenor; “Mary” (Lead): Female, 25-40, strong actor and singer. Mary is a single mom and professional consultant with a Donna Reed (“It’s a Wonderful Life”) sweetness and toughness born out of a difficult divorce. She’s attraced to Bill, perplexed by his mixed-up priorities, and afraid of getting involved with someone who might hurt her again. Nonetheless, she reaches out to him and becomes an important part of his “lesson.” Soprano; “Bartholomew” (Lead): Male, 25-70, a well-mannered, well-educated gentleman – British, if possible – who has been assigned the task of securing Bill’s conversion of the heart through a lesson about the history of Christmas. He’s kind, gentle and persevering, but occasionally impatient with Bill’s stubbornness and flippancy. He should exude a certain timelessness in style and dress; Supporting Roles/Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+. Auditions by appointment Aug 26 from 9am-3pm and Aug 28 from 4pm-8pm at CLA (2645 Lisburn Rd., Camp Hill PA 17011). Sign up for an appointment at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080945AEAC2CA4FB6-auditions. Prepare 16-32 bars of a song of your choice. Try to choose a song that showcases your voice. You must sing with the provided accompanist or with a device you provide. You may be asked to sing scales by the vocal director. Acting auditions will consist of readings of scenes from the script. Dancers are asked to go through the acting audition and movement be assessed at a later date. Bring a list of conflicts/work schedule to audition. Callbacks Aug 30.

 

'The JOURNEY TO AMERICA: FROM REPRESSION TO FREEDOM' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 31 - Higher Purpose Productions, LLC is seeking minority musical male actor to read lines from "Ellis Island:The Dream of America" during the Carnegie Hall concert debut of "The Journey to American: From Repression to Freedom." Production states: "Each actor has five minutes of lines to read with the orchestra during this moving 45-minute piece. Photos and bio will be listed in Playbill. Orchestra Moderne NYC strives for inclusivity of minority and LGBT actors." Rehearses Oct. 5 (11am-12:15pm) with full orchestra at Carroll Studios, 625 W. 55th St., NYC; dress rehearsal Oct. 7 (4pm-5:30pm) with full orchestra at Carnegie Hall; performs Oct. 7 (8pm) at Carnegie Hall. Conductor states: "Possibility for joining upcoming projects with Orchestra Moderne NYC, including the world premiere of a major multi-media symphonic production in 2018." Seeking—“Manny Steen:” Male, 18-94, will read the colorful recollections of Irish immigrant Manny Steen. Note: Irish accent not required. Minority actors a plus. Good musical ear/musicianship needed. Compelling and serious musical actors need only apply. New promo video: https://youtu.be/tfDS1BQarmo?list=RDtfDS1BQarmo. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit photo, credential, and complete resume. Rehearsal CD and scripts will be sent. For more on the conductor or the orchestra, visit: www.amyanderssonconductor.com or www.orchestramoderne-nyc.com.

 

'A SAILORS SHANTY' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 1, 2018 - Ralph Hinkson (coord.) is casting A Sailors Shanty. Coordinator states: "To all of you from wannabes and pro actors, we are now presenting you with a new musical play A Sailors Shanty. This is a lively musical. It contains old favorite songs, mixed in with 20+ original songs. We have a unique method for developing this play. Follow us on our Facebook page, 'Sailors Shanty.' There you will find excerpts for many scenes in the play. Find the scenes and characters you'd like to audition for. In the comment section post for everyone to see, your video's for how you might play the parts. It's a musical so be creative in your interpretation with the limited information you're provided with. Not just your everyday sailors adventure story and not just another love story. Shakespeare on the sea, a dramatic sea adventure following an Alaskan fishing crew in life, and in their dreams, as they battle mother nature in all of her sensuous glory. Love, laughter, perceived betrayal, and death, as the spirits in the shadows watch and wait." Rehearsal & production dates and locations are TBA. No pay. Seeking—“Quinn” (Lead): Male, 2230, young crab fisherman; “Jennifer” (Lead): Female, 20-28, young college student. She plays a spirit in death. Seeking talent from Ronkonkoma NY. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/yecastandcrew/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf.

 

 

 

 

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:

5th ANNUAL SARAH VAUGHAN INTERNATIONAL JAZZ VOCAL COMPETITION - SEP. 5 DEADLINE - New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is teaming up with Indaba Music to discover the next great jazz singer. Open to female and male singers of all nationalities who are not signed to a major label. If you have what it takes, you'll compete live in the 5th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition at NJPAC in Newark NJ on Nov. 12. Sassy Winner receives $5,000 An offer for a record deal with Concord Music Gorup, and a personalized plaque. For competition submission info, visit https://indabamusic.com/opportunities/6th-annual-sarah-vaughan-international-jazz-vocal-competition/details Submissions due Sep. 5 at 12noon.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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

'ONE DAY The SUN TURNED BLACK' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 15 - 509 Films is casting One Day the Sun Turned Black, a short film. Synopsis: One day the sun turns black and white people can no longer live under its rays. In order to survive, they must pigment their skin. A daughter does. Her father refuses. Picture is shot. Recording of additional voice work will happen in early August 2017. Pays: $75 for a recording session. Seeking—Right Wing Radio Host (Supporting): Male, 30+, a Rush Limbaugh type; verbose; bombastic; conspiracy theorist and anger-management candidate; Public Radio Reporter (Supporting): Female, 20+, NPR type; erudite; soft-spoken; even-keel; thoughtful with a soothing voice. Seeking talent from Brooklyn, New York NY; Austin TX; Chicago IL. To be considered for either role, send in a video/audio recording of you delivering the lines provided. All video/audio auditions should be sent to blacksunfilmcasting@gmail.com. Applicants who do not submit a video/audio audition will not be considered for the role.

 

'RESOLUTION' RECORDING PROJECT – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 16 – LONDON, ENGLAND - LN LLC is seeking eight young adult male and female singers for a double album recording project "Resolution." Project producer states: "This album will be full of 32 brand-new songs with writing by legendary songwriters and production by three legendary record producers. There will be no title track on this double studio album. This project is looking for naturally talented young adult male and female performers with very strong singing abilities. This is a big opportunity for naturally talented young adult singers to become part of a project that has worldwide fans, a chance for touring, and a lot of online and linear television appearances. The sound of this double studio album will be contemporary R&B pop but sometimes with West Coast hip-hop on several tracks." Rehearses Sep. 20-23; records and mixes Oct. 1, 2017-Apr. 11, 2018; mastering Apr. 15-18. The project is based in the U.K. Cash advance provided once double studio album is completed. Expenses will be covered for travelling, recording, mixing, mastering, and marketing. Seeking—Male & Female Singers (Lead): 18-30, strong Caucasian male and female lead singers with excellent pitch and at very good at singing ad-libs throughout each song. Must be able to harmonize. Must be high-energy, athletic, and have a great attitude. Seeking talent from London, England. In your cover letter, note if you are free to sing the songs on this double studio album "Resolution." Submit a video and/or audio reel, contract details, and links via backstage.com of contact the casting office.

 

'PAINTING' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 19 - Jeremy Hung, dir. is seeking voiceover talent for Painting, an absurdist short film featuring dialogue between a delivery man and a man who is suddenly unable to speak. Records remotely wherever talent is located on date(s) TBD (flexible). Copy and credit provided. SeekingDelivery Man (Supporting): 18-50, Asian/Indian ACCENTED English required; Voice Over Role. A delivery man interacting with two characters at different points in the film, through the phone and through the door. Voiceover role. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. For submission, visit backstage.com

MAKERS MUSIC – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 26 - Makers Music is seeking Caucasian male singers ages 13-19 to join a male recording group with a recording deal with Sony Records. Also seeking a solo male singer age 13-21, and a female solo singer age 15-20 for solo recording deals. Studio recordings will be in NYC and L.A. Cash advance provided once a recording contract is signed with Sony Records. Seeking—Male & Female Singers (Lead): 13-20. Seeking talent from New York NY. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Makers Music.

LEGACY FLIGHT ACADEMY – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 31 - Polyfountain Media L.L.C. is casting lead character voiceover for the videogame Legacy Flight Academy, a feature standalone project of New Hampshire-based indie game studio, Polyfountain Media LLC. Synopsis: In the near future, war is unleashed when an advanced alien species invades our planet--but Earth regains a fighting chance with the implementation of Legacy Flight Academy, a high-tech military training facility for talented recruits located on our Moon. Note: Must be comfortable with and/or open to acting the role of a LGBTQ character. Must have own, high-quality voice recording equipment and ability to upload/download large audio files via Internet. Notable considerations for potential facial capture and animation for game character. Potential recording and/or facial capture sessions to be done in New Hampshire. Voice acting role to start mid-summer 2017. Must have own, high-quality voice recording equipment and ability to upload/download large audio files via Internet. No pay. Credit provided. Seeking—“Gary Ward” (Lead): Male, 18-35, African-American, a military space cadet-in-training who is somewhat idealistic and eager to rise in rank, but slowly becomes disenchanted with his part in the war he has been thrust into--especially when those he cares about are in danger. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit audio or video file or link showing your demo reel along with cover letter via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

VOICEOVER – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 2 - Averra Casting is hiring voiceover talent for a project about an upset, terminally ill young man. Voiceover talent will record given monologue and email to crew. Pays $20 for approximately 30-45 seconds of dialogue. Seeking—“Noah” (Lead): Male, 18-35. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Actor needs to display a wide spectrum of emotion. Angry and desperate are the two key emotions. For submission, and/or more info, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

The VOICE OVER SHOW – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 20 - 10th Voyage Studios is seeking guests for The Voice Over Show. Synopsis: 10th Voyage Studios, Production Company for The Voice Over Show, is seeking Voice Artists to appear as guests on the show. To be considered you will need to have voiced a recognized character of a Major Animation or Video Game. Ongoing production that shoots monthly both at 10th Voyage Studios in Palm Coast, Florida and remotely. Travel, hotel accommodations and meals fully paid for in addition to negotiated pay for the appearance. Seeking—Show Guest (Lead): Males & Females, 18+, seeking Voice Artists to appear on the show as guests; role requires that you have voiced a major/character from a recognized Animation or Video Game. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. We are currently only accepting submissions from experienced Voice Artists who have voiced a recognized character in a Major Animation and/or Video Game. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the studios.

 

 

 

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:

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

Wednesdays, 7:30pm at The Tavern (9835 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls VA, 703/757 4770)

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

The Alley Cat (2 South Whiting St, Alexandria VA, 703/461 0450)

Café Italia (519 23rd St S, Arlington VA 22202, 703/521-2565)

Café Montmartre (1625 Washington Plaza N, Reston VA, 240/423 9079)

Captain Mas Crab House (46303 McClennan, Sterling VA 703/444-5400)

The Elks Lodge (8421 Arlington Blvd Fairfax VA, 703/560-2188)  

 

 

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.

 

JC WILLIAM AGENCY, Inc. – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 19 - JC William Agency, Inc. is seeking triple threats to fill JC William Agency's roster, for submissions from cruise ships to Broadway. Shoot date(s) TBD in NYC. Seeking—Triple Threats: Sing, Act Dance, 18-30, open introduction to an agency at agent's office. Seeking talent from New York NY. This will be an open introduction to my agency at my office for triple threats. There is no charge you just need to contact my office to reserve a spot there is limited seating. In the subject line please put triple threat intro. There will be NO pitches or signing up for anything. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the agency.

 

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:

2017-2018 SING DC! - AUG. 15 DEADLINE - The Children's Chorus of Washington (CCW) is seeking instructors and accompanists for our 2017-2018 SING DC! Program.The Children’s Chorus of Washington (CCW), the premier youth chorus in the DC Metro Area, is seeking instructors for its SING DC! program. SING DC! provides introductory choral music education to students in underserved DC schools at no cost to the schools or students. Program runs Early/Mid-September 2017–Late May 2018; hours vary based on class times; Compensation $80/class. Seeking―Classically trained vocalist or pianist who is interested in working with youth in the DC area. Please send cover letter which highlights your interests and qualifications for this position along with your resume via email to ccw@childrenschorusdc.org. Please put SING DC Instructor Application in subject line. Application deadline: August 15, 2017. CCW is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

PCI's BROADWAY AUDITION INTENSIVE With 'HAMILTON's' VOLTAIRE WADE GREEN & LINDSAY MENDEZ – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 18 - Procida Creative International is seeking musical theater performers for Broadway Biz Camp NYC, to include The Business of Being on Broadway and How to Make it Happen. Owner states: "We have changed our format to suit the demands of busy summer schedules! Spend an entire day in New York City working with some of Broadway's biggest stars (and nicest people). Workshop is limited to 12 students to ensure one-on-one attention. Pre-workshop: Work with Brooke Procida on song selection/cut and headshot and resume critique before workshop day. From 3pm-4:30pm, work one-on-one on performance and vocal technique with Broadway legend Lindsay Mendez ('Wicked,' 'Significant Other'). From 1:30pm-3pm, kick your heels up and learn a combination from the amazing Voltaire Wade Green, 'Hamilton' Dance Captain. Experience a real Broadway dance call with Voltaire. From 4:30pm-5:30pm is dinner break. From 5:30pm-6:30pm is rehearsal. From 6:30pm-8pm, meet with renowned Casting Director Kaitlin Shaw ('School of Rock,' 'Les Miserables') and receive feedback after a mock Broadway audition." Workshop held Aug. 21 from 1:30pm-8pm at NYC Pearl Studios in NYC. Fee: $295 per student. Register with a friend for a discount. Seeking—Musical Theater Performers: Males & Females, 10-25. Seeking talent from New York NY. Email kidsonstage@yahoo.com for info and to register or visit www.procidacreative.com.

 

GOODSPEED AUDITION BOOT CAMP In NYC - AUG. 24 DEADLINE - Goodspeed Musicals is seeking participants for the Goodspeed Audition Boot Camp. Education manager states: "Step up your audition game. Goodspeed’s Audition Boot Camp in NYC is an intensive weekend designed to help you prepare a cohesive and memorable musical theater audition tailored to your personal strengths and goals. Held in New York City, this program is led by industry professionals who will help you succeed in the audition room. "Whether you’re an early-career or veteran actor, Goodspeed’s Audition Boot Camp in NYC will give you an audition tune-up and help you find the right material for your musical theater auditions. This is a unique opportunity to hone your musical theater audition skills in a safe, judgment-free environment, receive individualized feedback on your audition, connect with industry professionals, and receive audition material suggestions selected specifically for you. Goodspeed's Audition Boot Camp in NYC is an un-intimidating way to take your musical theater audition to the next level and advance your career." Boot camp runs Sep. 8 (6:10pm-8:30pm), Sep. 9 (9am-8:30pm), and Sep. 10 (9am-8pm) at Pearl Studios (519 8th Ave., 12th Fl., Room D, NYC). No pay. Total registration fee: $475. Seeking—Actors: 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Application link: https://goodspeeded.wufoo.com/forms/m10ygsxe070pa5i/. Website: http://www.goodspeed.org/audition-boot-camp. With your application, include a deposit of $75 in the form of a check payable to “The Goodspeed Opera House Foundation.” If you prefer to pay by credit card, contact Josh Ritter at 860/873-8664, ext. 522. If you are not accepted, your deposit will be refunded in full. If you are accepted, your deposit will be deducted from the total registration fee. The deposit will not be refunded for any reason once you have been accepted. Application deadline: Aug. 24. Notification of acceptance: Aug. 28. Upon acceptance, the $400 balance of the registration fee will be due on Sep. 1. If you would like to apply for this program after the deadline, contact Josh Ritter at jritter@goodspeed.org or at 860/873-8664 ext. 522 to inquire if space is available. Total registration fee: $475.

 

'ACTING THROUGH SONG: FIND YOUR HONESTY' CLASSES, SUMMER DISCOUNT – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 24 - Find Your Honesty: Acting Through Song is seeking participants for classes with Acting Through Song. Owner states: "We work directly with actors to find their natural core in each piece and believe that a true performance should be grounded in honesty and evoke the artist's organic instincts. It's my goal to help you uncover your genuine individuality, because that's what casting directors are looking for. We offer private one-on-one sessions as well as group classes designed to focus on the tools you need to be connected to your songs, centered and ready for your auditions. There is no right, and there is no wrong; there is only finding your truth in your performance and, in that, booking you the job." Ongoing sessions are held at Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave., 10th fl. in NYC. If not local, sessions are held via Skype or FaceTime. Fee for private sessions is $85/hr., which includes studio time. Group classes are $60 Introductory session offered at $50. Packages with reduced rates are also offered. Now offering a summer discount on packages of four. Seeking—Actors and Singers: Males & Females, 18-85, interested in really getting a handle on their musical theater material. Owner states: "Get songs that are right for you and learn how to truly make them your own." Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. To schedule an intro session, email actingthrusong@gmail.com or submit via Backstage. For more info, testimonials, etc., visit www.actingthroughsong.org.

 

GOTTA SING NYC SINGING STUDIO – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 1 - Shepard & Jourdan is seeking participants for their wonderful and supportive singing and performing workshop with Billy Shepard and Judi Jourdan. Coordinator states: "NYC singing lessons are available now private lessons, stage performance, gain confidence, audition, and show preparation, vocal & breathing techniques and sign up for a master singing workshop. Billy Shepard and his wife Judi Jourdan have discovered and showcased thousands of singers over the last 25 years in their GottaSingNYC Showcases and have started numerous careers! Many of the students and artists they have showcased have appeared Broadway, Off-Broadway, Commercials, Films and Television, including “The Voice”, “American Idol” and “America’s Got Talent.” Because of Billy Shepard & Judi Jourdan's vast experience as both singers, producers and managers, they offer unique singing lessons and workshops. Billy Shepard & Judi Jourdan were recently featured in The New York Times." Objectives of the workshop are to gain confidence, develop breathing techniques for a singer, develop vocal range, develop voice, and develop vocal technique. ONGOING ENROLLMENT $125 for FOUR sessions! Wednesday Evenings from 6:30pm-9pm. Limited number of singers per session. **UPPER WEST SIDE LOCATION** Judi Jourdan is now teaching a Master Class For Singers Of All Styles, All Ages and All Levels! Judi Jourdan Shepard, Producer, Director and Instructor. Billy Jud Shepard & Jourdan’s “Seventy-Five Yards Off Broadway Players” From Rock to Opera! We welcome singers and songwriters! ALL AGES! ALL STYLES ALL LEVELS! This most exciting workshop will be the most supportive, uplifting experience involving everything that is necessary for singing and stage performance.

• There will be emphasis on mic technique and connecting lyrics with purity and true emotion.
• You will receive guidance on building your own repertoire for preparation of your own act to be performed at a top cabaret in NYC!
• As a member of this workshop you will also be part of the “Seventy-Five Yards Off Broadway Players” ~ our own theater company! We will prepare and perform our own Musical Reviews and Plays in which all students will perform!
The workshop will meet evenings from 6:30 -9:00 p.m., once a week. Each session is for four weeks. Consecutive sessions are available. No make-up classes are allowed! Just Don’t Dream, Let This Be Your Destiny! Visit www.gottasingnyc.com
Call Judi Jourdan at 212/874-7956 for further information. We look forward to hearing from you! Seeking—Singers: 9+. Seeking talent from New York NY. For a free telephone consultation and interview call 212/874-7956 or email info@gottasingnyc.com. For more info, visit www.gottasingnyc.com.

 

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC OPERA THEATER - Exciting opera happens here. For degree information, contact Office of Admissions and Financial Aid (120 Claremont Avenue, New York NY 10027, call 917/493-4436 or email admission@msmnyc.edu

 

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