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Updated: Mar. 19

 

 

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:

'SOUL Of MOTOWN' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 31 - The Grand Majestic Theater is seeking African American male singers-movers (not actors) for Soul of Motown, a concert-style, high-energy show featuring the artists and top hits of the Motown Era with solos, step-outs, and tight harmonies. Singers must be able to harmonize. Performs six shows/week in Pigeon Forge TN. Must be able to relocate to Pigeon Forge TN for the duration of contract, which ends Jan. 4, 2020. Pays: up to $125/show. Paid rehearsals. Seeking—Leads, Step-Outs, Ensemble: Males & Females, 25-45, Solos, step-outs, group harmonies; must be able to look between the ages of late 20s-45 and be able to sing leads and harmonies. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). For audition info, visit backstage.com or contact the theater. In your cover letter, include date of availability; submit demo/video reels, any audio reels, resume, headshot, and current full-body shot. Looking for singer/dancer/mover (not actors).

'BROADWAY GOES WILD' – APR. 13 - Golden Ticket Productions is casting Broadway Goes Wild, an interactive musical revue. Rehearsals begin May 4. Runs May 11-19, in Naperville IL. Seeking—Performers (Supporting): 18+. Auditions by appointment Apr 13 from 9:30AM-1PM at Lisle Park District Community Center (925 Ohio Street, Lisle IL 60532). Seeking talent from Lisle IL. Sign up at www.tiny.cc/broadwaygoeswild Prepare one- to two-minutes of one or two songs from the list available at www.goldenticketproductions.org/get-involved. An accompanist will not be provided; bring your own backing/accompaniment track (without lyrics) on your mobile device or CD. You may also email it to us ahead of time.

The WIZARDS Of WINTER 2019 NATIONAL TOUR – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 21 - The Wizards of Winter LLC is seeking a female soprano vocalist for The Wizards of Winter, original recording artists who perform their holiday rock opera in large theaters and small arenas/casinos nationwide during November and December. Selected person will sing 3-4 songs as a lead as well as sing in the chorus on 7-8 others. The material can be best classified as " Rock Theater". Candidates must be in the 30-54 age range to be considered. The ability to play some light keyboards would be extremely preferred. Details about the production can be found on the group website at www.thewizardsofwinter.com. Tour begins Mid-November and ends 12/29. You will be home for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve. Rehearsals are in the Clinton NJ area (08867). Candidates located within 200 miles of Clinton NJ preferred due to rehearsal requirements. Rehearsals beginning in earnest on Sunday starting in September through end of October. The tour begins in mid-November through the end of the year. It travels from NY to out West as far as Seattle, WA and down to Las Vegas/Arizona, New Mexico and Texas before returning to the East for the final shows. Compensation is $325 per performance. Approximately 20-25 dates (tour routing currently being defined) in a 6-week period. Meals stipend, hotel/tour bus bunk also covered. Rehearsal transportation costs up to $300 are covered as well. Clothing stipend. Seeking—Female Lead Vocalist: 30-54. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Submit a recent photo and samples of your work via backstage.com.

'REVIFY' TOUR – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 30 - Excelsior Entertainment is seeking actors, dancers, vocalists for a summer show that will tour this summer. Revify, is the stage company of Excelsior Entertainment, a faith-based production company that produces faith-based material. This is a faith-based show that will tour this summer, actors will be paid per performance. Actors will be assigned roles once the production has the cast. The hope is to turn this into a repertory company that does many shows with the same cast. Will work mainly independently but come together every few weeks for rehearsals in Nashville TN. Actors will be responsible for their own travel expenses for rehearsals. Actors and crew receive split all profits equally. Seeking—Male Actors (Supporting): 16-50, a plus if you can also sing and dance/stage movement; Female Actors (Supporting): 16-50, a plus if you can also sing and dance/stage movement; Ensemble Dancer-Vocalists (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 16-50, potential to move into solo and speaking roles. Seeking talent from Huntsville AL; Nashville TN; Birmingham AL; Memphis TN; Bowling Green KY. For consideration, visit backstage.com or the entertainment company and submit a YouTube link of a video telling us about yourself, your experience, and all the different talents you bring to the team, and a brief summary of your Christian testimony. Also provide links to video of you performing these talents.

'The RAT PACK UNDEAD,' 2019 EAST COAST TOUR – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - Cooper Jordan Entertainment Is casting The Rat Pack Undead, the comedic musical concert Halloween hit of The Rat Pack, back from the dead as super-singing zombies. Synopsis: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. return from the grave in "a-live concert." Now back from the dead as crooning zombies, the boys sing their songs with new "undead" lyrics celebrating their deadly after-lifestyles. Featuring the hits "Ain't Death a Bite in the Head," "Come Die With Me," "What Kind of Ghoul Am I?," and many more. Show was developed in New York 2013-14, and played at Times Scare through its closing in late 2016. Production produced its first Northeast Tour in fall 2018. Casting swings and roles, so performers do not have to be available for all performance dates to apply. Rehearsals begin July 18 in NYC; previews begin Sep. 13; tour performs Sep. 13-Nov. 2; tour scheduled to play NYC and throughout the Northeast from Sep. 13-Oct. 26, and Florida Oct. 27-Nov. 2. Pays $100/show or $150 for two-show day ($75/show if multiple shows in a day and for NYC performances). Travel and lodging provided. Meal stipend also provided for out of town shows. Performers must be willing to travel from NYC or where they might be. Transport from NY provided. Seeking—“Frank Sinatra” (Lead): Male, 22-46, Chairman of the Board; in charge of the Rat Pack; baritone or bari-tenor with great resonance. Italian-looking a plus; “Dean Martin” (Supporting): Male, 24-46, great charmer; smooth ladies' man; often drunk with glass in hand; ability to be smooth while singing; Italian-looking a plus; “Sammy Davis, Jr.” (Supporting): Male, 18-42, great performer and singer; must have some tap experience. Proficiency in tap a plus. Seeking talent from New York, Queens, Brooklyn NY; Jersey City NJ; Bronx NY; Atlantic City NJ; Philadelphia PA; Trenton NJ; Stamford CT; New York City NY. Submit headshot/resume to ratpackundead@gmail.com for an audition appointment request. Video submissions are accepted. In-person auditions by appointment only in NYC on May 30 (and June if necessary) for all roles. Callbacks in June (date TBD). Casting out of NYC.

EXPERIENCED SINGER/VOCALIST/FRONT PERSON for CHICAGO COVER BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 30 - Chicago Cover Band is seeking an experienced female lead singer for an existing Chicago cover band. Music is focused around the pop/dance/electronic/Top 100 hits of the 2000's and now, with remixed versions of 80's and 90's songs. The band has established booking support for fests, local clubs, events, and more. Rehearsals are 1-2 times a week, lasting until the singer has learned the setlist and a show is developed. Aiming to play shows within 1-2 months from now, so self-study is important. Rehearsal space is on the north side of Chicago IL in a residential area. Pay is split equally between all members (not a tiered system) and can be discussed in more detail through email/in person. Seeking—Singer-Front Person (Lead): Female, 24-39, seeking the following attributes: charismatic, confident rock star vibe and presence; stage experience with a live band; ability and discipline to self-study and be fully prepared for weekly rehearsals; experience and willingness to work with another singer; availability to rehearse 1-2 times a week to build up the band set list (less rehearsals once established); fairly open/flexible schedule, especially on weekends (day and night) for shows; comfort and proficiency with talking to an audience; dance skills that fit the music; a fitness level sufficient to deliver an energetic 2+ hour performance; experience or willingness to work with in-ear monitors; interest to be in a great band with pro-caliber people who focus on being successful. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. If interested, visit backstage.com and provide a description of your musical experience, performance photos, or a current headshot and an audio sample.

 

 

 

CRUISES/RESORTS/THEME PARKS:

2019 PENNSYLVANIA RENAISSANCE FAIRE – MAR. 24 & 25 – PHILADELPHIA - Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire is seeking talent to perform as part of the 2019 Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. The full-time, professional Bacchanalian acting company consists of approximately 40 experienced male and female actors, singers, and dancers from across the country. The Bacchanalians will perform swashbuckling swordplay shows, Shakespearean dramas, interactive improvised scenarios, and rollicking music and dance numbers, all while portraying Elizabethan characters across the 35-acre festival grounds. Rehearses during the month of July. Performs Aug. 3-Oct. 27 (Sat., Sun., and Labor Day Monday) at the Mount Hope Estate in Manheim PA. Salaries start at $275/week. Housing is available. Seeking—Bacchanalian Troupe: Males & Females, 21+. Audition by appointment Mar 24 from 9:30AM-4:30PM and Open Casting Call Mar 25 from 9:30AM-4:30PM at Philly Improv Theater (2030 Sansom Street, Rehearsal Room B, Philadelphia PA 19103) in the Second Stage theatre, upstairs and across from the office. Seeking talent from Manheim, Philadelphia PA. Call 717/665-7021 ext. 120 to schedule your appointment. Those auditioning should prepare a 1-minute monologue, 16 bars (30 seconds) of a cappella song, headshot, and resume. Callbacks throughout the day and include group improvisation, so wear comfortable clothing for movement.

CRUISE SHIP SINGERS – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 7 - SZabo Music Company is seeking piano-vocal duos from mid-May. Elegant, classy music and excellent English required (No accent). Seeking a 4-piece reading band (drum, bass, keys, and guitar or saxophone) good reading skills required. Ballroom and party music repertoire, one or more members must be a singer. Also seeking talented specialty acts to perform aboard cruise ships. Seeking cocktail pianists, piano bar entertainers (pianist/singer), solo guitarists, guitar-vocal duos, jazz quartets, 3-piece reading bands, and a 4-5-piece party bands. Company states: "Szabo Musicians have been seen on Crystal Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean, Cunard, P&O, Saga, and several more." Cruise itineraries and contracts vary. Benefits include a competitive salary, onboard privileges, free travel (including visas), food and accommodation. Great salary, onboard benefits, etc. Seeking—Singers & Instrumentalists: 18-50. Seeking talent Worldwide. To apply, send your CV with a short bio, and quality pictures/video reels of your performances. For more info on Szabo Music Company visit: SzaboMusicCompany.com

 

 

 

OPERA/CHORUS/VOCAL GROUPS:

SSM BOYS CHOIR – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - Shattuck-St. Mary's School is seeking students age 9-14 to audition for acceptance into the Shattuck-St. Mary's Boys Choir Center of Excellence. SSM is a boarding and day school in Faribault MN committed to the Fine Arts. Students accepted into the program will receive ten hours/week of choral rehearsal, a private voice lesson, and a group piano lesson. The Boys Choir will rehearse and perform throughout the region and the country. School is located in Faribault, MN. There is tuition associated with the school. Students may choose to fill out a financial aid application. Seeking—Boys Choir Member (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 9-16, chorus member for Boys Choir Center of Excellence. Seeking talent from Faribault MN; New York NY. Visit https://www.s-sm.org/arts/boys-choir/ for more information. Video submissions are accepted via this website. There may be future audition dates across the country.

 

 

 

STAGE SHOWS:

‘NONNA, The MUSICAL’ – JAN. 17 & APR. 1 – MIDDLETOWN NJ - Earthangel Productions is casting Nonna, at Middletown Arts Council two night production of a staged reading. Rehearsals begin Apr. 1 at the Middletown Arts Center; runs Apr. 24-25 at the Middletown Arts Center in Middletown NJ. Pays $100 per cast member, plus a percentage of the door. We will have 398 seats to fill at the theater. Seeking—“Nonna” (Carmela DeAngelo Vega) (Lead): Female, 20-65, soprano; lead character; we see her at 17 and at 50-65; a woman living an unfulfilled life who becomes the Music Director of a small church; her life-story follows the headlines from 1971 to the present; has a strong religious background; started singing as a child; her dreams were of being a Broadway star; learned to play piano; great voice; “Rev. Rose Bennett” (Lead): Female, 20-55, high alto or soprano; Nonna's best friend and the pastor of the Inter-Faith House of Peace; she is in her 30s-40s; gentle and wise New Thought Healing Minister; “Alejandro Vega” (Lead): Male, 20-65, baritone; Nonna’s husband; Cuban descent; speaks with a Spanish accent; stern and strong with a good moral center; “Tommy Smith” (Lead): Male, 20-40, high tenor; Nonna’s lover; orphaned boy grew up in foster care; turns to music for identity and becomes a wonderful guitarist; “Frank Vega” (Supporting): Male, 30-55, baritone; Frank is Nonna's grown son; he is an accountant in NYC, is single and raising his daughter Arianna alone; he advances in age through the story; “Moishe Shapiro” (Supporting): Male, 30-85, bass-baritone; Moishe is a New York Talent Agent who owns Shapiro Productions; he is the comic relief in this production; he owns Shapiro Enterprises, a talent agency for upcoming vocalists and song-writers; he may have a heavy old-time Jewish accent; “Arianna Vega” (Supporting): Female, 18-35, high alto/soprano; Nona’s granddaughter; rebellious; a bit self-centered talented diva with the same dreams of being a singer/songwriter; she is in college and wants to quit and pursue her musical career; plays guitar/sings and is hoping for a career in music; “Rita Lopez” (Supporting): Female, 18-30, soprano; Puerto Rican descent; volunteer who was with Nona when she collapsed; member of Congregation; also member of chorus; “Larry Chin:” Male, 18-35, baritone or tenor; oriental descent; smart, organized, take charge kind of guy; member of Congregation; also member of chorus; Chorus (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-35, must be able to sing/dance well; Young “John” (Supporting): Male, 9-12, Soprano/Tenor - We see John as a child in the hospital scene where he is on crutches; Young “Rita” (Supporting): Female, 8-12, Soprano - She is the younger version of Rita Lopez. We see her in the hospital in bed, unable to breathe until Rev. Rose lays hands on her; Young “Larry” (Supporting): Male, 7-12, Tenor/Baritone - He is in the hospital scene in a wheelchair and sings with Rev. Rose, Nonna and the other two children. Open Casting Call Jan 17 from 2pm-4:30pm (Singers only will send me an audio or video of a performance so I can see where their talents lie) and Apr 1 from 7pm-10pm (Dancers only. I am looking for 3 women and 3 men) in Middletown NJ. Cast must be able to sing/dance and rehearse at the Arts Council three to four nights/week. I can be reached at annemarietheauthor@gmail.com

 

POST PLAYHOUSE, SUMMER STOCK FIVE-SHOW REP SEASON – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 20 - Post Playhouse is casting Disney's Mary Poppins, Sister Act, A Year With Frog and Toad, Little Shop of Horrors and The Music Man. The Post Playhouse is a professional summer stock theatre located on Fort Robinson State Park in the NW corner of Nebraska on the borders of Wyoming and South Dakota. Theatre states: "We produce 5 musicals in rotating rep for a 14-week season. Each actor hired will perform in 4 of the 5 shows. For more information please visit www.postplayhouse.com." Rehearsals begin May 13; runs May 31-Aug. 18; once all the shows are up and running, 7-11 shows will be performed per week (no actor will be in all of those performances); one week where some actors will be in 10 performances--all other weeks are less than that.; all actors perform tracks that include 4 of the 5 shows. Pays: $250-$300/wk for a 14-week season, DOE. Seeking—All Roles for 5-Show Rep (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from Crawford NE; New York NY; Chicago IL. Visit backstage.com or contact the Playhouse, submit headshot, resume and video link. Based on these submissions - appointments will be made for New York auditions Mar. 20-21, and Chicago auditions Feb. 2. All auditions by appointment only. Video submissions from actors on tour are accepted. Bring a standard 32-bar cut and a pop/contemporary 32-bar cut. References will be checked.

 

POST PLAYHOUSE – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 20 - Post Playhouse is casting Disney's Mary Poppins, Sister Act, A Year With Frog and Toad, Little Shop of Horrors and The Music Man. The Post Playhouse is a professional summer stock theatre located on Fort Robinson State Park in the NW corner of Nebraska on the borders of Wyoming and South Dakota. Theatre states: "We produce 5 musicals in rotating rep for a 14-week season. Each actor hired will perform in 4 of the 5 shows. For more information please visit www.postplayhouse.com." Rehearsals begin May 13; runs May 31-Aug. 18; once all the shows are up and running, 7-11 shows will be performed per week (no actor will be in all of those performances); one week where some actors will be in 10 performances--all other weeks are less than that.; all actors perform tracks that include 4 of the 5 shows. Pays: $250-$300/wk for a 14-week season, DOE. Seeking—All Roles for 5 Show Rep (Lead): Males & Females, 18+, plays four shows in a five how rep season ranging from lead to ensemble. Seeking talent from Crawford NE; New York NY; Chicago IL. Submit headshot, resume and video link. Based on these submissions - appointments will be made for New York auditions Mar. 20-21, and Chicago auditions Feb. 2. All auditions will be by appointment only. Video submissions from actors on tour are accepted. Bring a standard 32-bar cut and a pop/contemporary 32-bar cut. References will be checked.

 

EQUITY, 'The PRODUCERS' – MAR. 21 & 22 – FORT WORTH - Casa Manana, Inc. is casting adult singers and actors who move well, as well as dancers, for The Producers. Rehearsals begin on/around May 20; runs June 1-9, 2019 at Casa Manana Theatre in Fort Worth, TX. Pays $712/wk. min. Equity COST Contract. Seeking—“Max Bialystock:” Male, 40-55, vocal range: A2 to F-sharp4. The consummate con man. Naturally animated and bombastic, he is never at a loss for charm and manners. Typically conspires with Leo; “Leo Bloom:” Male, 35-45, vocal range: A2-F4. An accountant. Boring and mousy, he is a hesitant optimist who longs for something more. Dragged into a scheme by Max; “Franz Liebkind:” Male, 35-55, vocal range: F2-G4. German loyalist playwright. From his lederhosen to his pigeon, Adolph, his love for the motherland is unmistakable. He is imposing yet tender; “Rogers Debris:” Male, 50-60, vocal range: G-sharp2 to G4. New York's most famous and flamboyant stage director. Surrounds himself with deliciously beautiful clothing, people, and possessions. In a crowd, it would be impossible to miss him; “Carmen Ghia:” Male, 25-35, vocal range: C3-A4. Roger Debris' faithful assistant. Carmen is severe in looks and passion for Roger. He may appear younger than he actually is thanks to skilled surgeons; “Ulla Inga Hansen Benson Yonsen Tallen-Hallen Svaden-Svanson:” Female, 20-30, vocal range: A3-G5. A young and hopeful actress. Though her beauty might eclipse her talent, Ulla is passionate about life and art. Quite a clueless seductress in some ways; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, Accountants; Bavarian Peasants; Convicts; First Nighters; Little Old Ladies; Storm Troopers; Chorus Girls; Girl Prisoners; Usherettes. EPA/ECC auditions by appointment Mar 21 from 9AM-5PM (lunch 12noon-1pm) and Open Casting Calls Mar 22 at 10AM for male dancers who sing & 12noon for female dancers who sing at Casa Manana (3101 W. Lancaster Ave., rehearsal studio B, Fort Worth TX 76107). EPA/ECC Singers: By Appointment only. Contact gina.gwozdz@casamanana.org Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm or go to casamanana.org to sign up. Prepare 16-32 bars of song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music in a binder. Accompanist will be provided. Bring headshot and resume stapled back-to-back to check in. ECC Dancers: Reserve spot by contacting gina.gwozdz@casamanana.org Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm or go to casamanana.org to sign up for an appointment. Wear flats or sneakers. Women: Bring heels just in case. Dancers should be prepared to sing. Prepare short solo in a style of Broadway. Bring sheet music in a binder. Accompanist will be provided. Bring headshot and resume stapled together. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Seeking talent from Fort Worth TX.

'SMOKE On The MOUNTAIN' – MAR. 23 & 26 – MARIETTA - Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre is casting Smoke On The Mountain, a popular gospel musical featuring two dozen rousing bluegrass songs played and sung by the Sanders Family, a traveling group making its return to performing after a five-year hiatus. Rehearsals will begin at the beginning of August and will run Monday through Thursday evenings starting at 6pm & Saturdays from 10am-5pm at The Strand; runs Sep. 6-8 at The Strand in Marietta GA. Actor compensation: $1,000. All parts must be able to sing, act, and play at least one of the following instruments: banjo; piano; upright bass; fiddle; guitar; mandolin; ukulele; harmonica with exceptions highlighted below. Seeking—“Mervin Oglethorpe” (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, pastor of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, late 20s; ability to play the accordion; “Burl Sanders” (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, father, 40s; “Vera Sanders” (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, mother, 40s; must be able to play the piano; ability to play the autoharp; “Stanley Sanders” (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, uncle, late 40s; “Dennis Sanders” (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 17; “Denise Sanders” (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 17; “June Sanders” (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, sister, 23, needs to be able to use American Sign Language; bonus points. Auditions by appointment Mar 23 from 10AM-6PM and Mar 26 from 6PM-10PM at Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre (117 North Park Square, Marietta GA 30060). Register for a time slot here: https://earlsmithstrand.org/press-release/audition-announcement-smoke-on-the-mountain/ Seeing talent from Marietta, Atlanta GA. For audition instructions and sign ups, visit: https://earlsmithstrand.org/press-release/audition-announcement-smoke-on-the-mountain/. Callbacks Apr. 9 at 6pm.

EQUITY, 'BABY' – MAR. 28 - Out of the Box Theatrics is seeking a diverse company of dynamic actors who sing for Baby. Rehearses Nov. 25-Dec. 5; runs Dec. 6-14 with a possible extension from Dec. 16-21). Pays $525 plus health and pension. Equity Transition Contract. Seeking—“Lizzie Fields:” Female, 18-28, junior in college. Sincere, honest, optimistic. At first she appears innocent, but possesses strength and logic beyond her years. Sweet sense of humor; G3-F5. Role has been offered those attending will be considered for future replacements; “Pam Sakarian:” Female, 28-38, college basketball coach. Neurotic but driven; wants to have a baby; G2-F5; “Arlene McNalley:” Female, 38-48, committed to community but struggling with the potential of an empty nest versus her relationship to being a mother and family; B2 to A-flat5; “Danny:” Male, 18-28, Lizzie’s boyfriend; composer and baseball player. Junior in college; A2-A4; “Nick Sakarian:” Male, 28-38, married to Pam and Danny’s baseball coach. Goofy, fun and energetic. In the prime of his life; B2 to F-sharp4; “Alan McNalley:” Male, 42-55, married to Arlene. Looking for his second chance; B2-F4. Equity Principal Audition Mar 28 from 9:30AM-5:30PM (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., Manhattan NY 10036). Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief song in the style of the show. Bring picture and resume. 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.

'WITH OR WITHOUT YOU' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 31 - With or Without You Musical LLC is casting With or Without You, an original musical created by Christine Harvey and Connor Martin during their senior year at Hofstra University. Christine Harvey, book-lyrics-composer; Connor Martin, music dir.-composer-orchestrator; After many rewrites to the original script, the duo is ready to bring the project back to life. Synopsis: The story follows a young girl, Charlotte, and her mother, Margaret, living in a small town post-9/11 after her father's plane goes missing. The show follows Charlotte through adolescence into womanhood as she holds on hope that her father may still be alive, as her mother descends into alcoholism as she attempts to move on with her life, believing her husband is never returning. With her friends and diner family by her side, Charlotte must face the struggles of loss, first love, heart ache, and growing up as she and Margaret attempt to save what's left of the precarious relationship between mother and daughter. Rehearses from Feb.-May 2019; tech week May 19-26. Performances May 24, 25 and 26 at Theatre Row in NYC. There will be a travel stipend provided for rehearsals and performances as well as monetary compensation for recording days on the cast album. The creators hope to this production will bring opportunities for professional representation and musical theater festivals as the project continues to grow. Seeking—“Sam” (Supporting): male, 18-30, a flamboyant and outspoken waiter at the diner, serves as Margaret's best friend and confidant; eager to find love himself, Sam will do what it takes to trap down a man, even if it means using deceit. Seeking talent from New York NY. For the audition, prepare 32 bars of a modern musical theater piece. Make sure to have sheet music with you. Additionally, depending on what role you audition for, you will be asked to prepare a brief dramatic or comedic monologue. For more audition info, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'SOUL Of MOTOWN' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 31 - The Grand Majestic Theater is seeking African American male singers-movers (not actors) for Soul of Motown, a concert-style, high-energy show featuring the artists and top hits of the Motown Era with solos, step-outs, and tight harmonies. Singers must be able to harmonize. Performs six shows/week in Pigeon Forge TN. Must be able to relocate to Pigeon Forge TN for the duration of contract, which ends Jan. 4, 2020. Pays: up to $125/show. Paid rehearsals. Seeking—Leads, Step-Outs, Ensemble: Males & Females, 25-45, Solos, step-outs, group harmonies; must be able to look between the ages of late 20s-45 and be able to sing leads and harmonies. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). For audition info, visit backstage.com or contact the theater. In your cover letter, include date of availability; submit demo/video reels, any audio reels, resume, headshot, and current full-body shot. Looking for singer/dancer/mover (not actors).

 

KIDS, ‘The PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH Jr.’ – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 31 - Open Hydrant Youth Theater Company is casting talent ages 8-13 for an Open Hydrant Youth Theater Company production of the youth musical The Phantom Tollbooth Jr. The role of Milo has been cast. Rehearses every Sunday (2:30PM-6:30PM); performs first weekend of June at The Point CDC in the Bronx NY. No Pay. No fee to participate. Nonunion. Seeking—Demons (Lead): Males & Females, 6-13, dark and scary entities that persuade Milo into not doing anything. They are sinister and love to be in control. Should all be good physical actors with strong acting skills and terrifying, evil laughs. Vocal range: B3-D5; The Tollbooth (Lead): Male or Female, 8-13, the perfect role for an excellent singer who has solid musical skills. The role can be performed equally successfully by a male or female performer. Select a performer who has a powerful and confident voice. The role is usually performed offstage and unseen by the audience, but it does have two large feature moments in the show. This is a great place to feature a student who is studying opera. Vocal range: B3-D5; Whether Man (Lead): Male, 8-13, an eccentric individual not to be confused with a "weather man." This is a great part for an actor with good physical comedy chops. Vocal range: B3-C5; “Tock” (Lead): Male or Female, 8-13, an extremely energetic, lovable dog with an alarm clock in his/her belly. A very physical actor comfortable crawling and sliding across the floor on his/her knees. Should also have a solid voice and a strong ability to focus onstage. Vocal range: B-flat3 to D5; “Azaz” (Supporting): Male, 8-13, the king of words. While he deeply misses the Princesses, he doesn't want to work with his brother, the Mathemagician, to save them. An actor with a classic "king" presence and strong acting chops. Vocal range: D4-D5; Mathemagician (Supporting): Male, 8-13, the king of numbers. Much like Azaz, he secretly misses the Princesses but refuses to save them with his brother. This is a great part for an energetic actor with a good sense of rhythm and comedic timing. Vocal range: B-flat3 to D5; Rhyme & Reason (Supporting): Female, 8-13, the Princesses banished to the Castle in the Air. They are great classic ingenue roles and require actresses with strong voices. Vocal range: B-flat3 to D-flat5; Vendors: Adjective, Noun, Pronoun, Adverb, Verb Sellers (Supporting): Males & Females, 8-13, marketplace sellers of all types of words in Dictionopolis. These are great roles to feature your ensemble members with solo singing, and they require excellent character work. Nonspeaking roles. Vocal range: D4-D5; Miners (Supporting): Males & Females, 8-13, the subjects of Digitopolis. Great physical comedy roles. Ensemble members who aren't afraid to be ridiculously silly on stage. Vocal range: G3-A4. Seeking talent from Bronx, New York, Queens, Brooklyn, Westchester County NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the theater company. Future auditions on date(s) TBD.

 

‘TAKE ME To The WATER’ – MAR. 31 – BROOKLYN - Kizzy’s Playhouse is casting Take Me To The Water, an original, musical play. Synopsis: Take Me To The Water is based on a young lady (lead role, and others pre-cast from company) who grew up in a church centric environment, but after maturing, she wants to know the world for herself. She goes out To explore and falls apart, questioning everything she knew. With the support of new friends and spiritual, she pieces her life back together from the mess she got herself into and returns home to the church with a new crowd. Rehearses Sundays 6PM-9PM (script/characters) as well as Thursday evenings (music); runs end of July for three performances and one invited dress in Brooklyn NY. Note: We are a small playhouse working with love and aspirations, so we can only afford a stipend of $200 as well as a meal and waters at every rehearsal. Seeking—“Rod” (Supporting): Male, 25-30, z player type; well dressed, outgoing, and social; must be confident in singing abilities; “Marge” (Supporting): Female, 45-50, dedicated church goer; cheerful and chatty, but also self-centered; must be a confident singer. Audition by Appointment Mar 31 from 6PM-8PM at Alliance of Resident Theatres (South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn NY 11217; btwn Atlantic Ave. & Fulton St.; phone 718/398-3078). Seeking talent from Brooklyn NY. If we contact you for an audition, we hold auditions in the building that the rehearsals and performances will be held (I posted it below), in a different room. When you get to the entrance someone in the office will direct you when you mention “Kizzy”. Just bring yourself and a good attitude! Be prepared to read from the script and sing. There is a strict rule about missing rehearsals: no more than three.

RODGERS And HAMMERSTEIN's 'SOUTH PACIFIC' - APR. 1 DEADLINE - Riverside Center for the Performing Arts is casting Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific, a musical. Synopsis: Set against the dramatic background of an idyllic South Pacific island during WWII, South Pacific intertwines the themes of romance, duty, and prejudice to create a story that is all at once hilarious, heartbreaking, and thought-provoking. Based on the anecdotes of a real-life US Navy commander stationed on an island, the musical follows two intercultural love stories: Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with Emile, a French plantation owner on the island who has two children from his late Polynesian wife; at the same time, U.S. Lieutenant Cable falls for a beautiful island native named Liat. Both Americans find themselves struggling to reconcile their own cultural prejudices with their amorous feelings, all the while under the dark cloud of a war that is coming ever closer to their island paradise. Rehearsals begin on/around June 23; tech July 15-23; runs July 24-Sep. 15 in Fredericksburg VA. Pay negotiated with the Producing Artistic Director upon casting. Equity Guest Artist contracts for some roles. Seeking—“Bloody Mary” (Supporting): Female, 35-55, Mezzo-soprano to C5 with good belt mix. Shrewd and abrasive; cunningly capitalizing on the war by selling souvenirs to the American sailors occupying her island. Fiercely protective of her teenage daughter Liat and is searching to find her a suitable husband. Must have great comedic timing; “Ensign Nellie Forbush” (Lead): Female, 25-29, Heroine; military nurse with a sense of optimism, in spite of the looming peril of war. A product of her Southern upbringing in Little rock, Arkansas, she struggles with her own racism when she falls in love with Emile DeBeque, an older Frenchman living in the South Pacific who is raising two children of mixed race. The actress must have a sincerity that defies her faults and subtle comic timing; “Lieutenant Joseph Cable:” 20-29, Soaring tenor; E3 to G4. Young, handsome officer with a bright military future. Having served in active combat, he's struggling with the after-effects of trauma. In spite of the unspoken rules of his privileged Philadelphia upbringing, Cable falls in love with Liat, a young Tonkinese girl. The actor must have a strong physical presence and be believable as a hot-shot Marine. Seeking talent from Fredericksburg VA. Submit a video (via Vimeo or YouTube link) performing 32-bars from or in the style of South Pacific to James Davis, Co-Production Manager at productionmanager@riversidedt.com. Include your headshot, résumé, and link to your website in your e-mail submission. Deadline for submissions to be considered is April 1.

'NONNA, The MUSICAL' – APR. 1 – MIDDLETOWN - Earthangel Productions is casting Nonna, at Middletown Arts Council two-night production of a staged reading. Rehearsals begin Apr. 1 at the Middletown Arts Center; runs Apr. 24-25 at the Middletown Arts Center in Middletown NJ. Pays $100 per cast member, plus a percentage of the door. We will have 398 seats to fill at the theater. Seeking—“Nonna (Carmen DeAngelo Vega) (Lead): Female, 20-65, soprano; she is the lead character; we see her at 17 and at 50-65; she is a woman living an unfulfilled life who becomes the Music Director of a small church; her life-story follows the headlines from 1971 to the present; she has a strong religious background and started singing soprano as a child; her dreams were of being a Broadway star; learned to play piano; great voice. In her junior year in High School was part of a rock 'n roll band where she met a fellow musician (Tommy Smith); because of getting pregnant in her teens, she never finished high school but still developed music therapy and became a humanitarian; “Rev. Rose Bennett” (Lead): Female, 20-55, high alto or soprano; she is Nonna's best friend and the pastor of the Inter-Faith House of Peace; she is in her 30s-40s; gentle and wise New Thought Healing Minister; she runs a church called Inter-Faith House of Peace where Nona becomes the Music Director; she sings and is charged with carrying out Nona’s last wishes; she is also Frank's love-interest; “Alejandro Vega” (Lead): Male, 20-65, baritone; Nona’s husband; Cuban descent; speaks with a Spanish accent; stern and strong with a good moral center; his father owned a Bodega which he now owns; he works from early to late and is hardly around; while he is a good provider, he’s not much fun; he has no musical inclination; an ordinary Joe who so much wanted to be around Nona because she was fun, exciting and everyone loved her; “Tommy Smith” (Lead): Male, 20-40, high tenor; Nona’s lover; orphaned boy grew up in foster care; turns to music for identity and becomes a wonderful guitarist, starts his own band and meets Nona while in High School; he is drafted into the Army and goes to Viet Nam; no guitar playing required; “Frank Vega” (Supporting): Male, 30-55, baritone; Frank is Nonna's grown son; he is an accountant in NYC, is single and raising his daughter Arianna alone; he advances in age through the story. Businessman much like his dad is a self-made man; owns an accounting firm; college grad; wants the best for his family; “Moishe Shapiro” (Supporting): Male, 30-85, bass-baritone; Moishe is a New York Talent Agent who owns Shapiro Productions; he is the comic relief in this production; he owns Shapiro Enterprises, a talent agency for upcoming vocalists and song-writers; he may have a heavy old-time Jewish accent; “Arianna Vega” (Supporting): Female, 18-35, high alto/soprano; Nona’s granddaughter; rebellious; a bit self-centered talented diva with the same dreams of being a singer/songwriter; she is in college and wants to quit and pursue her musical career; plays guitar/sings and is hoping for a career in music; “John Tyrone” (Supporting): Male, 22-40, EMT; he attempts to revive Nona from collapse; member of Congregation; also member of chorus; “Rita Lopez” (Supporting): Female, 18-30, soprano; Puerto Rican descent; volunteer who was with Nona when she collapsed; member of Congregation; also member of chorus; “Larry Chin:” Male, 18-35, baritone or tenor; Asian descent; smart, organized, take charge kind of guy; member of Congregation; also member of chorus; Singers and Dancers (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-35, must be able to sing & dance well; Young John (Supporting): Male, 9-12, Boy Soprano/Tenor - We see John as a child in the hospital scene where he is on crutches; Young Rita (Supporting): Female, 8-12, Soprano - She is the younger version of Rita Lopez. We see her in the hospital in bed, unable to breathe until Rev. Rose lays hands on her; Young Larry (Supporting): Male, 7-12, Tenor/Baritone - He is in the hospital scene in a wheelchair and sings with Rev. Rose, Nonna and the other two children. Open Casting Call Apr 1 from 7PM-10PM for Dancers Who Sing. Looking for 3 women and 3 men in Middletown NJ. Cast must be able to sing/dance and rehearse at the Arts Council three to four nights/week. I can be reached at annemarietheauthor@gmail.com

'BROADWAY GOES WILD' – APR. 13 - Golden Ticket Productions is casting Broadway Goes Wild, an interactive musical revue. Rehearsals begin May 4. Runs May 11-19, in Naperville IL. Seeking—Performers (Supporting): 18+. Auditions by appointment Apr 13 from 9:30AM-1PM at Lisle Park District Community Center (925 Ohio Street, Lisle IL 60532). Seeking talent from Lisle IL. Sign up at www.tiny.cc/broadwaygoeswild Prepare one- to two-minutes of one or two songs from the list available at www.goldenticketproductions.org/get-involved. An accompanist will not be provided; bring your own backing/accompaniment track (without lyrics) on your mobile device or CD. You may also email it to us ahead of time.

EQUITY, WEATHERVANE THEATRE 2019 SEASON, NY EPA – APRIL 15 - Weathervane Theatre Players, Inc. is casting Equity performers for the 2019 Season including: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks, Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar And Grill, The Drowsy Chaperone, Bright Star, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time and Sister Act. Rehearsals begin June 24; runs July 6-Aug. 31 in Whitefield, NH. Pays $505/wk. Equity LOA Agreement. Seeking—Equity Performers: Males & Females, 18+, actor 1: Chaperone, Mother Superior and Others; actor 2: Betty, Siobhan and Others; actor 3: Deloris, Billie and Others; actor 4: Alice, Janet and Others; actor 5: Judy, Sister Robert Anne and Others; actor 6: Man in Chair, Ed and Others; actor 7: Christopher, Billy and Others; actor 8: Phil Davis, Robert and Others; actor 9: Bob Wallace, Aldolpho and Others; packages subject to change; performers of all races, ethnicities and genders encouraged to attend for all roles. Equity Principal Audition Apr 15 from 9:30AM-5:30PM (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W 46th St., 16th Fl., New York City NY 10036). Seeking talent from New York City, NY. EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief song in the style of one of the shows in our season. Have additional selections ready to show versatility and bring your book. Bring picture and resume. Seeking Versatile AEA Actors, Singers and Dancers for the 54th Season of the Weathervane Theatre. This is a seven show Alternating Repertory Schedule. All AEA Actors will perform in three to six productions. We assemble a resident company of actors do not hire for individual shows. We will also cast a 12-member intern company (EMC) that will perform ensemble and understudy positions on the MainStage as well as perform in four Patchwork Players TYA shows. This year they will also perform in Spring Awakening: Interns In Concert.

EQUITY, WEATHERVANE THEATRE 2019 SEASON – APR. 16 - Weathervane Theatre Players, Inc. is casting Equity singer and dancers for the 2019 Season including: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks, Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar And Grill, The Drowsy Chaperone, Bright Star, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time and Sister Act. Rehearsals begin June 24; runs July 6-Aug. 31 in Whitefield NH. Pays $505/wk. Equity LOA Agreement. Seeking—Equity Performers: Males & Females, 18+, actor 1: Chaperone, Mother Superior and Others; actor 2: Betty, Siobhan and Others; actor 3: Deloris, Billie and Others; actor 4: Alice, Janet and Others; actor 5: Judy, Sister Robert Anne and Others; actor 6: Man in Chair, Ed and Others; actor 7: Christopher, Billy and Others; actor 8: Phil Davis, Robert and Others; actor 9: Bob Wallace, Aldolpho and Others; packages subject to change; performers of all races, ethnicities and genders encouraged to attend for all roles. Equity Chorus Call Apr 16 at 9:30AM for Equity female dancers who sing, 11:30AM for Equity male dancers who sing, 2PM for Equity female singers & 4PM for Equity male singers at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W 46th St., 16th Fl., New York City NY 10036). Seeking talent from New York City, NY. ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Dancers: Be warmed up and ready to dance. Have a brief vocal selection ready if asked to stay and sing. Bring picture and resume. Singers: prepare a brief song in the style of one of the shows in our season. Have additional selections ready to show versatility and bring your book. Bring picture and resume. Seeking Versatile AEA Actors, Singers and Dancers for the 54th Season of the Weathervane Theatre. This is a seven show Alternating Repertory Schedule. All AEA Actors will perform in three to six productions. We assemble a resident company of actors do not hire for individual shows. We will also cast a 12-member intern company (EMC) that will perform ensemble and understudy positions on the MainStage as well as perform in four Patchwork Players TYA shows. This year they will also perform in Spring Awakening: Interns In Concert.

'MAMMA MIA' – JUNE 15 – CONROE - The Players Theatre Company is casting all roles in Mamma Mia. Rehearsals TBD and performs Sept. 6-22 at The Owen Theatre in Conroe TX. No pay. Seeking—“Sophie Sheridan” (Lead): Female, 18-35, She is 20 years old, and about to be married; “Donna Sheridan” (Lead): Female, 35-65, Sophie's mother. A 70s girl and single mom. Former lead singer of "The Dynamos." Owns the Taverna; “Tanya” (Supporting): Female, 35-65, Donna's friend and former "Dynamo" singer; “Rosie” (Supporting): Female, 35-65, Donna's friend and former "Dynamo" singer; “Sam Carmichael” (Supporting): Male, 35-65, May be Sophie's father; “Harry Bright” (Supporting): Male, 35-65, May be Sophie's father; “Bill Austin” (Supporting): Male, 35-65, May be Sophie's father; “Sky” (Supporting): Male, 18-35, Sophie's fiancé; “Ali:” Female, 18-35, Sophie's friend; “Lisa:” Female, 18-35, Sophie's friend; “Pepper:” Male, 18-35, Barman at Taverna; “Eddie:” Male, 18-35, Helps Sky with Water-Sports; “Father Alexandrios:” Male, 18+, The Local Priest; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): 5 Males/6 Females, 18+, Strong dancers who sing to portray Islanders and Wedding Guests. Auditions by appointment June 15 at Owen Theatre (225 Metcalf St., Conroe TX 77301). Seeking talent from Conroe, Houston, The Woodlands TX. To sign up for auditions, visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0548AEA822A2FD0-auditions Everyone will be asked to attend a dance call. Callbacks June 18 if needed. Bring a headshot and resume to auditions, if you have one. Bring a recorded track or sheet music. No A Capella please. Bring clothes to dance in. Auditions will consist of 32 bars of a song in the style of ABBA. Do not use a song from the show. Everyone will need to attend a dance call. Sign up for both a vocal audition time slot and a dance call time.

 

 

 

COMPANIES:

LYRICIST LOFT PRODUCTIONS, PERMANENT ARTIST – JAN. 19 & MAR. 16 – CHICAGO - Lyricist Loft Productions is casting a permanent artist to work with Lyricist Loft Productions (LLP), a Chicago-based growing entertainment company. Entertainers who are interested in becoming full-time members will have regular performance opportunities through cabaret styled showcases, galas, and one expo/conference performance during the active season. Actors who work without LLP will have the opportunity to perform in 2-3 plays throughout the year and the yearly LLP Haunted House. Performers may also partake in the LLP Podcast, YouTube, and regular interviews and panels. Events take place in Chicago IL. No pay. Seeking—All Entertainment Types: 18+. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. Auditions Jan. 19 & Mar. 16 in Chicago IL.

 

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:

'CELEBRATION Of MUSIC - COLUMBUS' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 31 - Sun & Sky Entertainment is seeking musical acts for Celebration of Music - Columbus. Coordinator states: "Seeking all musical acts/genres (bands, soloists, duets, choirs, instrumentals, a cappella, and even dancers) to audition for our show. All chosen contestants will perform at the local live concert at The Lincoln Theater in April of 2019. Contestants must be available for this date to enter. This event will be televised. The winner will be announced at the end of the show and will get to perform again. They will also be featured on the national television show Celebration of Music in Los Angeles, California, which will be taped for the entire country to watch on PBS. The winner will also get to record a single available on iTunes or record a music video for YouTube with Ethan. "The final show will star PBS national artist Ethan Bortnick, who is recognized by the Guinness World Records as 'The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Headline His Own Concert Tour.' Ethan will be advising and judging the talent, asking questions and sharing his experiences. If you are picked to go through to the local show, you will be given an online presence on our website. Ethan has also been featured on countless national television shows, including multiple appearances on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,' and more.'" Voting will take place online and in concert. The winner will be announced in April 2019 at The Lincoln Theater in Columbus OH. No pay. Seeking—Contestant (Lead): Males & Females, 4-25. Seeking talent from Columbus OH. When applying, indicate that Dannielle is your "recruiter's name"; this will ensure that Dannielle will be able to process your application personally. Auditions will close in March. Link to submit your audition online: https://celebrationofmusic.com/audition. Make sure you share a URL or a video clip of you performing. You can share as many links as you like; the more the better. Handle: @celebrationofmusic. Feel free to check out the website and some of the contestant pages from other cities: www.celebrationofmusic.com.

 

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:

A CLASS ACT NY 12-WEEK DROP-IN: VOICE-OVER CLASS – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 17 - A Class Act NY is seeking participants for a 12-week voiceover class. Participants are able to sign up for one class or multiple classes. Class is instructed by Morgan Weed (Axe commercials, "The Greatest Showman"). Artistic Director states: "Voice-over acting is unlike any other type of acting. It requires an actor to make specific and original acting choices that are outside of the box. Moreover, you will be working in an exciting professional recording booth. The teacher will touch upon proper mic technique and things to consider when working in a confined space. "Focus of class: learn how to create animated characters for cartoons and feature films; work on naturalistic reads for commercials and radio spots; explore audio books, video games, and more in this cold read class. Final Showcase: Perform for loved ones and two top actively scouting voiceover talent agents." Classes run Saturdays, Jan. 26; Feb. 2, 9; Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Apr. 6, 13; May 4, 11, 18 from 11am-1pm at Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave., 10th fl. in the VO booth. Cost: $89 per class or $895 for all 13. Seeking—Student: 10-19. Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. Class size is capped. You must register in advance. You can register online as late as the morning of the class as long as there is room. Apply via backstage.com or contact A Class Act.

 

 

 

OPEN MIC NIGHTS/JAM SESSIONS:

NEW YORK CITY LOCATION:

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

 

WASHINGTON DC AREA LOCATIONS:

Open Mic Nights hosted by TOM SAPUTO

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

Thursdays: Jan. 3, 10, 17 & 24 at 7:30pm at Pistones (6320 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church VA, 703/533 1885)

Jan. 4 & 25 – Elks Lodge (8421 Arlington Blvd Fairfax VA, 703/560-2188)

Jan. 6, 9, 12, 20 & 23 - Normandie Farm

Jan. 11 – Café Montmartre (1625 Washington Plaza N, Reston VA, 240/423 9079)

Jan. 19 – Pistones - 10th Anniversary Gig (6320 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church VA, 703/533 1885)

 

 

PROMOTIONS:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SEVEN STARS TALENT INC. – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 30 - Seven Stars Talent Inc. is seeking incredible performers. established, skilled, professional talent of all ages for a bicoastal talent agency headquartered in L.A. with office in NYC. Offices in L.A. and NYC. Talent should be local to the L.A. or NYC or have verifiable plans and housing for extended times in either market. Must be able to do quality self-tapes always and have commitment to learning new emerging casting platforms. SAG-AFTRA approved LA Oct 2018 approval process pending NYC Equity franchise pending both markets. Seeking—Young Performers: Males & Females, 4-10, LA and NYC kids and young adults wanted for tv, film, commercials and theatre. Over age 10 prefer at least SAG eligible. Theatre kids over age 10 should have solid training and at least strong regional credits. Prefer kids SMALL for AGE. Over age 15 prefer legal 18 status in LA; Musical Theater Performers (Lead): Males & Females, 8-80, Experienced singers who dance or move well & Dancers who sing. Kids under 57" tall. Currently training in musical theatre styles vocally in NYC or NJ or L.A. Equity or EMC preferred. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA; New York NY. Submit headshot, resume, and demo reels electronically through Backstage application manager or by email submissions@sevenstarstalent.com. If there is further interest, you will be contacted. No phone calls!!! For babies and small kids under age 6, snapshots are fine. Open to performers with disabilities/special abilities. For kids under 5, specifically seeking identical twins or triplets. No phone calls. For more info, visit www.sevenstarstalent.com. mailed submissions accepted in both LA and NYC along with showcase invites- acting schools, college programs.

 

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:

KIDS/TEENS, A CLASS ACT NY, ONE-WEEK PRE-PRFESSIONAL PROGRAMS, JULY & AUGUST – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 3 - A Class Act NY is seeking young actors, ages 7-19, for advanced, one-week pre-professional programs. Artistic director states: "A combination of private and group instruction will provide participants with a unique experience. In two sessions, separated by age, we will design a unique medley of musical theater songs that will showcase actors’ individual talents through a combination of solos, duets, and trios. The curriculum will include scene study, script analysis, vocal technique, private voice lessons, audition technique, and dance. The junior program is for ages 7-11. The senior program is for ages 12-19. Participants will be treated to a Broadway matinee and a talkback with actors after the show. The pre-professional program culminates in a final showcase at the Riverside Theatre, an Off-Broadway venue, for loved ones and scouting industry guests." Programs runs July 15-19 and Aug. 5-9 (9am-4:30pm; flexible early pick-up and late drop-off are available) in NYC. Participation cost: $995. Cost includes two complimentary seats to the Final Showcase, a ticket to a Broadway matinee/talkback, and an a ACANY camp T-shirt. Payment plans are available. Seeking—Actor: 7-19. Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. Send in your video audition ASAP, as intensives are limited to 24 advanced actors and the program is almost sold out. Video audition requirements: Sing 32 bars, a cappella, of a musical theater song that is age appropriate. Visit AClassActNY.com or email info@AClassActNY.com for self-tape guidelines and video submission instructions.

 

'HAMLET' In ELSINOR – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 10 - Oxford Shakespeare Company is seeking participants from across the U.S., UK, and E.U. for a nine-day intensive workshop of training, masterclass, and performance of Hamlet at the castle at Elsinor, Denmark. Artistic director states: "This will be RSC and RADA-based work. Former instructor and director from RADA and the Globe scheduled to hold masterclass. Professionals and drama students. US, UK, and EU cast." Rehearses 25-30 June 2019; performs July 1 or 2 in Elsinor, Denmark. Actors pay for the training, masterclass, and travel. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent Worldwide. Submit a link to your video audition. For more info, visit oxfordshakespeare.org.

 

A CLASS ACT NY 12-WEEK DROP-IN: VOICE-OVER CLASS – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 17 - A Class Act NY is seeking participants for a 12-week voiceover class. Participants are able to sign up for one class or multiple classes. Class is instructed by Morgan Weed (Axe commercials, "The Greatest Showman"). Artistic Director states: "Voice-over acting is unlike any other type of acting. It requires an actor to make specific and original acting choices that are outside of the box. Moreover, you will be working in an exciting professional recording booth. The teacher will touch upon proper mic technique and things to consider when working in a confined space. "Focus of class: learn how to create animated characters for cartoons and feature films; work on naturalistic reads for commercials and radio spots; explore audio books, video games, and more in this cold read class. Final Showcase: Perform for loved ones and two top actively scouting voiceover talent agents." Classes run Saturdays, Jan. 26; Feb. 2, 9; Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Apr. 6, 13; May 4, 11, 18 from 11am-1pm at Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave., 10th fl. in the VO booth. Cost: $89 per class or $895 for all 13. Seeking—Student: 10-19. Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. Class size is capped. You must register in advance. You can register online as late as the morning of the class as long as there is room. Apply via backstage.com or contact A Class Act.

 

'ALL's WELL THAT ENDS WELL' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 26 - Oxford Shakespeare Company – USA is seeking participants from across the US, UK & EU for a ten-day intensive workshop of training, masterclass and performance of All's Well That Ends Well in London & historic Castle Hedingham, Essex, birthplace of the earl of Oxford. Artistic director states: "This will be RSC and RADA-based work. Former instructor and director from RADA and the Globe scheduled to hold masterclass. Professionals and drama students. US, UK, EU cast." Rehearses July 10-14, 2019 in London, UK; runs July 15-18, 2019 in London and Castle Hedingham. Actors pay for the training, masterclass and travel. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States; United Kingdom). Submit a link to your video audition. For more info, visit oxfordshakespeare.org.

 

'MEAN GIRLS, the MUSICAL' INTENSIVE With BWAY CASTING DIRECTORS & More – MAY 27 DEADLINE - Werk With Bway is seeking participants for a Mean Girls workshop intensive. Founder states: "Get in loser, we're going to the Mean Girls Intensive this Summer! Work one-on-one in masterclasses with featured stars from BWAY's Mean Girls, learn healthy belting in Vocal Technique, receive three new auditions songs specifically chosen for you in Build Your Rep, learn music & choreography from members of Mean Girls' production team, improve your audition skillset with a Broadway casting director, and audition for a member of the Mean Girls creative team and receive personalized feedback. You'll have the time of your life at this five-day intensive and get the best training NYC has to offer - does it get anymore fetch than this? Our curriculum allows you to work in small groups of 10-12 to ensure you receive ample one-on-one time with the faculty. We also guarantee you will be coached in a masterclass with a featured Broadway guest artist! Our students have gone on to book Broadway shows, work regionally and attend the top musical theatre programs in the country. Werk! Past faculty includes Derek Klena (Dmitry in Broadway's Anastasia), Eden Espinosa (Elphaba in Broadway's Wicked), Chris Fitzgerald (three-time TONY Winner), Ali Ewoldt (Christine in Broadway's Phantom of the Opera), Gregory Treco (Burr in Broadway's Hamilton) and Caitlin Houlahan (Dawn in Broadway's Waitress). Faculty and guest artists for our Mean Girls Intensive to be announced soon." Intensive runs June 24-28, 2019 from 10AM-6PM at Studios 353 (353 W 48th St in NYC). Tuition: $1095 before April 29, 2019. After April 29, tuition increases to $1195. Seeking—Musical Theater Performers: Males & Females, 13+. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). For more information visit www.werkwithbway.com/meangirlsintensive. Apply here: https://bit.ly/2HByecf. Admission is rolling and space is limited. Be sure to upload your headshot, resume, and include a video link of a singing audition or live performance clip. Werk With Bway is a by-application and by-audition only program. Submit your application by May 27 for full consideration. Latecomers can submit until June 10 however we cannot guarantee that your application will be considered.

 

The NEW YORK PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY SUMMER INTENSIVE SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 1 - The New York Performing Arts Academy is seeking prospective students for The New York Performing Arts Academy's 2019 Performing Arts Summer Intensive. Note: Auditions are for potential full or partial scholarships, and admittance to the Intensive. Program hours are Mon.–Thurs., 9am–5pm; orientation June 23; runs June 24-Aug. 1 in NYC. Note that this intensive requires a tuition fee of $4,800. Full and partial scholarships available for Performing Arts Summer Intensive. Seeking—Young Actors: 9-16; Young Singers/Musical Theater: 9-16; Actors: 17+. Seeking talent from Manhattan, New York NY. Actors: Prepare a one-minute monologue of your choosing. Singers/Musical Theater: Prepare a song selection not to exceed one-minute time limit. Dancers: Prepare a selection not to exceed one-minute time limit. Arrive prepared and warmed up prior to arriving. Register for the audition at https://nyperformingartsacademy.org/registration/

 

TEENS, The NEXT STEP, SUMMER INTENSIVE – NOTICE EXPIRES JULY 22 - Camp Broadway is seeking teen actors ages 14-17 for The Next Step's summer intensive. Community engagement manager states: "The Next Step offers a specialized musical theater intensive of musical theater classes taught by Broadway professionals for aspiring teen performers, ages 14-17, who have had some previous on-stage experience. A highly unique program, The Next Step weaves traditional musical theater training into an immersive theatrical environment designed to give participants the opportunity to understand what it’s really like to be a Broadway 'gypsy.' The Next Step places emerging triple-threats into a setting that surrounds an authentic audition process for a Broadway show. "More than any other program, The Next Step captures the essence of Camp Broadway’s mantra, 'develop your character.' Each element of the five-day event is designed to hone musical theater abilities, enhance interpersonal skills, and cultivate the habit of discipline that dedicated theatrical artists need to have. Through singing, dancing, and acting workshops, participants will 'discover their character,' be it an ingenue, a comedic performer, or a belting diva. Over the course of the five days, they will channel this character in preparation for The Next Step Showcase, performed at a famous NYC venue in the heart of Times Square. Camp Broadway’s team promises a program that uses the process of exploring art to inspire a more self-aware young artist. "Limited to 35 participants only." Workshop runs July 22-26  from 8:30AM-5:30PM (daily) at Open Jar Studios in NYC. Tuition: $1,595. Payment plans and scholarships available. Includes: five days (40 hours) of musical theater-intensive, triple-threat instruction by trained Broadway professionals, master classes with Broadway artists, Q&A sessions with industry professionals, a ticket to a Broadway show, program T-shirts, lunches, snacks, and water. Seeking—Teen Participant: Males & Females, 14-17, some previous on-stage experience recommended. Seeking talent from New York NY. Visit https://campbroadway.com/the-next-step/ for more info.

 

KIDS/TEENS, "A SIMPLE TREASURE" – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 3 - All Star Entertainment is seeking participants, ages 8-14, for All Star Kids NYC's three-week summer workshop production of their brand new original musical A Simple Treasure, to be performed at The Chain Theatre in NYC in August 2019. The three-week program will also include three master classes taught by industry professionals and Broadway performers, plus a special Parent Workshop on how to help their child succeed in the business! Synopsis: Abby Holmes is average in every way... chronically late, forgetful, and forever at the mercy of her older brother’s latest prank. But despite that, she thinks she has her world figured out. That is, until she and her two overachieving best friends, Sandy and Maya, discover a crazy plot to steal their town's famous long-lost treasure - an operation being masterminded by her very own school Principal! In order to save the treasure and her town, Abby must rally together an unlikely team of beatniks, brown-nosers, and (ugh) her sneaky brothers - using the power of research and a good prank or two along the way. What follows is a wild and daring adventure that will change their town - and their lives - forever! Rehearses in August 2019 in NYC; performs in August at The Chain Theatre at 312 W 36th Street in NYC. $1497 tuition fee required for the three-week Summer Musical Theatre workshop, including 3 master classes taught by industry professionals and Broadway performers and a parent workshop. Seeking—Singers & Actors: 8-14. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Admission to the program is by pre-screen video submission. For details about the audition process visit www.asimpletreasuremusical.com.

 

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