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Updated: Jan. 8

 

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:

INTERNATIONAL TALENT NIGHT – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 9 - The World Voice Ensemble Inc. is seeking international artists to partake in a talent show which will showcase performers that hail from countries all over the world as well as from NYC. Casting states: "For the most part, you prepare your act whatever it may be--singing, dancing, comedy, magic, etc.--and if selected you will have 8 minutes to perform on stage on the night of the show. Depending on your act you may be able to take the stage twice (for example, you could prepare two 4-minute songs to sing)." Run through Jan. 16 (5pm); show is same day (approx. 7:30pm-9:30pm) at the West End Lounge on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. This is a no-pay gig and all performers involved are asked to guarantee 3 audience members on the night of the performance. The show will be recorded and performers will be emailed a video clip of your performance to add to your reel. Seeking—Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+. Seeking talent from Bronx, New York NY. Include your headshot, resume, and a video clip of you performing with your submission via backstage.com or by contacting the ensemble company. Casting notes: "Performances do not have to showcase culture. It is not a requirement, but they certainly can if that's what you'd like to do. A variety of different types of performances are welcome. Nothing too racey though. Kids will likely be in the audience."

 

The CRANKY CABARET – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 10 - Cranky Cabaret is seeking singers for the late-January cast of The Cranky Cabaret, a demented, fun-filled revue packed with delightfully naughty, angry, edgy songs. All styles of music welcomed, as long as it fits with the "cranky" theme. Rehearses Jan. 19; performs Jan. 25 & 26 in Manhattan. Depends on ticket sales. The Cranky Cabaret is not a “pay-to-sing." Seeking—Strong Singers (Lead): 18+. Seeking talent from Manhattan, New York, NY. Besides a headshot and resume, submit vocal demo tracks or video links via backstage.com or contact the cabaret. Also, include any cranky song ideas you have that you think you might like to sing. Be as innovative or unconventional as you like.

 

SUSHI ROXX – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 12 - Sushi Roxx is seeking singers and dancers to work and perform at Sushi Roxx. Performers will be working staff at the restaurant. Ongoing work at Sushi Roxx (120 E. 39th St., between Lexington Aves., in NYC). Open Wed.-Sat. for dinner only. Average shifts pay $200-$400. Seeking—Singers & Dancers: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Come prepared to sing (with a track) or dance (wear dance attire). For more info, visit www.sushiroxxnyc.com.

 

The CRANKY CABARET – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 12 - Cranky Cabaret is seeking singers for the mid-January cast of The Cranky Cabaret, a demented, fun-filled revue packed with delightfully naughty, angry, edgy songs. All styles of music welcomed, as long as it fits with the "cranky" theme. Rehearses Jan. 12; performs Jan. 20 & 21 in NYC. Pay depends on ticket sales. The Cranky Cabaret is not a "pay-to-sing." Seeking—Strong Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Besides a headshot and resume, send vocal demo tracks or video links via backstage.com or contact the cabaret. Also, include any cranky song ideas you have that you think you might like to sing. Be as innovative or unconventional as you like.

 

‘SEASONS Of LOVE’ CABARET At The TRIAD THEATER, AGES 7-20s – JAN. 13 & 15 - A Class Act NY is seeking performers, ages 7-20s, to perform individual and group numbers in ACANY’s Seasons of Love cabaret, a charitable event at the historic Triad Theater in NYC, hosted by actors and directed by Broadway's Lauren "Coco" Cohn ("Mamma Mia!"). Artistic director states: “Each performer will be cast in a solo or duet performance and will perform in two full cast group numbers at the historic Triad Theater. All performers will rehearse with Broadway’s Lauren ‘Coco’ Cohn and a professional music director. A portion of the door proceeds for this charitable will be donated to The Children’s Heart Foundation." Rehearsals will be arranged based on talent and director's schedule at 200 W. 60th St., NYC. Performance is Feb. 13 (call time 4pm; show time 7pm) at The Triad, 158 W. 72nd St., NYC. Auditions and rehearsals are free. Each participant will be responsible for selling four $40 tickets to their performance. Seeking—Youth & Young Adult Performers: 7-25. Auditions by appointment Jan 13 from 1pm-3pm at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., New York NY 11215) and Jan 15 from 11am-5pm at A Class Act NY Office (200 W. 60th St., Suite 28E, New York NY 10023). Submit electronically. Video submission deadline: Jan. 12. Audition instructions: Sing 32 bars, a cappella, of a musical theater song. Visit http://bit.ly/2iPiXFs for full audition details.

The CRANKY CABARET – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 18 - Cranky Cabaret is seeking singers for the late January cast of The Cranky Cabaret, a demented, fun-filled revue packed with delightfully naughty, angry, edgy songs. All styles of music welcomed, as long as it fits with the "cranky" theme. Rehearses Jan. 19, 2018; performs Jan. 25 & 26 in NYC. Pay depends on ticket sales. The Cranky Cabaret is not a "pay-to-sing." Seeking—Strong Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Besides a headshot and resume, send vocal demo tracks or video links. Also, include any cranky song ideas you have that you think you might like to sing. Be as innovative or unconventional as you like. Apply via backstage.com or contact the cabaret.

'PHANTOM Of The PARADISE: An IMMERSIVE CONCERT' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 22 - Weasel War Dance Productions is casting a new and exciting immersive concert production directed by Elann Danziger using the music of the cult 1974 Brian De Palma film Phantom of The Paradise, which loosely mashes up the plot of Christopher Marlowe’s "Dr. Faustus," Gaston Leroux’s "Phantom of the Opera," and Oscar Wilde’s "The Picture Of Dorian Gray," all with a classic '70s rock feel. The concert will feature some dialogue in between songs, and will be immersive in nature. Rehearsals will begin in mid-January and performances will be in March at The Secret Loft: A preview on Mar. 11, followed by three straight Monday evening performances on Mar. 12, Mar. 19, and Mar. 26, in NYC. Actors will receive a small $50 stipend at the end of the production. Meals will be provided during rehearsals. Actors must provide their own transportation. Seeking—Winslow Leach/The Phantom (Lead): Male, 18-45, tenor; a struggling young nerdy musician/songwriter who is both the anti-hero and the main protagonist. Winslow makes a futile attempt to advertise their talents by playing at a club owned by Swan, a nefarious music producer. Swan overhears them playing and orders Winslow’s music stolen so that he can use it to open his groovy new club--”The Paradise." Swan then promptly frames Winslow for drug dealing, giving them a life sentence in Sing Sing Prison, where they eventually escape, but not before having their teeth removed. Following a rage-fueled escape and a traumatic scarring which disfigures their face, Winslow finally makes their way to the Paradise, taking on the identity of the Phantom to take revenge on Swan; “Phoenix” (Lead): Female, 20-45, alto; a young singer with strong integrity and hopes of becoming a star, who refuses to partake in the casting couch sessions that Swan has the other young women participate in. Prior to their imprisonment, Winslow met Phoenix at the auditions for Faust and realized she would be perfect for the lead in their cantata--ultimately going so far as to kill anybody who opposed her rise to stardom. Swan, however, despises her perfection and has her demoted to back up singer. She will eventually rise to the occasion, discovering about herself that she's prepared to do anything to earn that crowd applause; “Swan” (Lead): Male, 28-50, Bari-Tenor, Evil CEO and producer of Death Records, Swan is an expert at making hit records and exploiting his musicians for all they're worth--including hosting casting couch sessions to pray on young women. He is arrogant, narcissistic, and always looking for a chance to drum up publicity. Swan has recently finished building his new club “The Paradise” and is looking for the right music to open it with, so he steals Winslow’s; “Beef” (Supporting): Male, 25-45, tenor; a self-professed “profess-ion-al,” Beef is brought in to sing Winslow's cantata, after Phoenix was deemed "too perfect." Like most of Swan's acts, Beef is very flamboyant and hooked on drugs. He is narcissistic, superstitious and has the ability to turn either his manliness or femininity up to 11 at will. Very glam rock and Bowie inspired. Ambiguously bisexual--he can flirt with anyone to get whatever he wants. Think a cross between Frank-n-Furter and Rocky from "Rocky Horror;" The Juicy Fruits/The Beach Bums/The Undead (Supporting): 18-35, a trio of three singers, and unofficial chorus of the story. Swan's band, constantly being reformed and renamed to match current trends (they go from Sha Na Na, to The Beach Boys, to KISS). They’re reused as leads and backup singers wherever necessary--partly to save money, but mainly to capitalize on their sheer malleability; “Philbin” (Supporting): 25-50, Swan's right-hand man; Philbin's job encompasses a number of fields, including scouting for talent, managing bands, directing the actors and singers on the Paradise set, and enforcing Swan's orders; very butch, stereotypical drug pusher/meathead bodyguard “tough guy” gangster/mob type. Think Eddie from Rocky Horror, but without the groupies or the Rock and Roll fame. Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): 18-45, some roles which will need filling: Secretary, Audition Girls, Bodyguards, Video Camera, and Rock Freak. Some of these will be doubled up. Seeking talent from New York NY. Prepare 32 bars of a classic rock song from the '70s (The Who, The Kinks, The Beach Boys, Fleetwood Mac, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, The Ramones, KISS, David Bowie, Alice Cooper) or from a rock musical theater piece (no classic/golden age musical theater)--"Rocky Horror, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," "The Who’s Tommy," "Hair" (or anything by Galt MacDermot), "Voyage of the Rock Aliens," "We Will Rock You," "Bat Out Of Hell." Feel free to submit electronically, via backstage.com or contacting the casting company, if you have any questions regarding the sound the production is seeking.

'The CRANKY CABARET' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 28 - Cranky Cabaret is seeking singers for The Cranky Cabaret. Synopsis: The Cranky Cabaret, a demented, fun filled revue packed with delightfully naughty, angry, edgy songs seeks singers for its late January casts! All styles of music welcomed, as long as it fits with our "cranky" theme! Besides a headshot and resume, send vocal demo tracks or video links. Also, any cranky song ideas you have that you think you might like to sing, let us know. Be as innovative or unconventional as you like! The Cranky Cabaret is not a “pay-to-sing!” Rehearses Jan. 19, 2018; runs Jan. 25-26 or Jan. 27-28 in Manhattan, NYC. TBD, depends on ticket sales. Seeking—Strong Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. Send vocal demo tracks or video links. We are currently assembling 2 casts, one performing Jan. 25 and 26, and the other performing Jan. 27 and 28, all performances in Manhattan. Both casts rehearse Jan. 19. Apply via backstage.com or contact the cabaret.

 

The PALM CABARET – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 1 - The Palm Cabaret is seeking talented and dynamic performers of all types for our upcoming February show. The Palm Cabaret creates an intimate evening of storytelling, serving as a platform for New York City's up and coming artists. Production states: "So, if you think you can give Barbra Streisand a run for her money, please, for the love of God, SUBMIT. If you think you are the next Ludacris, then WE WANT YOU. And lastly, if you can out riff Jennifer Hudson on her best day, then BRING IT ON. We can't wait to work with you."  Mandatory rehearsal Feb. 6 (6:30pm-9:30pm); performs Feb. 10 (8pm) in NYC. Seeking—Cabaret Performer: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Please submit two contrasting performance videos along with a headshot and resume via backstage.com or contact the cabaret.

'SOUL Of MOTOWN' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 1 - The Grand Majestic Theater is male singers/movers (not actors) for their production of Soul of Motown, a concert-style, high-energy show featuring the artists and their top hits of the Motown Era with solos, step-outs, and tight harmonies featured. Rehearsals begin mid-February; production begins in March (six shows/wk.) in Pigeon Forge TN. Pays: $100-$125/show. Paid rehearsals. Seeking—Leads, Step-outs, Ensemble: Males & Females, must be able to look between the ages of late 20s-45 and be able to sing leads and harmonies. Looking for singer/dancer/mover (not actors). Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. In your cover letter, include date of availability; submit demo/video reels, any audio reels, resume, headshot, and current full-body shot via backstage.com or contact the theater.

LEADING BOSTON WEDDING BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 1 - K. Sullivan, coordinator, is seeking female vocalists for a Boston wedding band. Producers state: "We are looking to hold auditions for one of Boston’s highest-booked GB/Wedding bands. We are currently seeking female singers who will be available for the 2018 and 2019 seasons, and possibly longer. This is an eleven-piece band, with four vocalists, and over 75 gig per season--mostly in the New England area." Gigs are based in New England area (most are in Boston MA). Pay is negotiable ($450+ per gig). Seeking—Female Lead Vocalist (Lead): 21-35, requires singing lead and background harmonies on Top 40 songs at weddings, corporate, and private events. The events are usually four hours with breaks. Total stage time is from two to three hours per performance. Dress is semi-formal or formal, depending on the event. Seeking talent from Boston MA. To apply, reply with audio and/or video of you singing, as well as a recent, clear headshot via backstage.com or contact the coordinator. Résumés and information about previous performance experience is highly encouraged. Include your availability.

'ON The SPOT' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 28 - On the Spot productions is seeking singers for On the Spot, a new show that combines cabaret singers with improv scenes, creating a brand-new type of musical. Singers will perform two songs of their choosing, with input from the director, informing the book for the musical. Rehearsals are Mondays before each performance date (2pm-4pm); runs every Monday (8pm) at the Broadway Comedy Club in NYC. Possible pay based on ticket sales. There are no requirements to sell tickets. Video copy of performance provided. Seeking—Singers (Lead): 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Provide a link to audio or video, and indicate for which dates you are available in your submission. Casting solely from video and audio submissions. You must be available for rehearsal the Monday prior to your performance date. Each performer will be cast for one of the shows. For more info or to check out clips, visit www.onthespotnyc.com.

FEMALE SINGER and/or Rapper For GIRL BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 3 - Vementertainment is seeking a female singer and/or singer-rapper to complete a girl band. Rehearsals will be held in NYC and Long Island NY. Pay TBD. Position includes production deal (contract). Seeking—Female, Singer/Rapper Who Can Harmonize: Female, 17-25, must be able to harmonize, dance, and must be fit and in shape. Seeking talent from New York NY. Send a picture and music (MP3, link, SoundCloud, or YouTube page, if available) for further consideration via backstage.com or contact the entertainment company.

 

 

 

 

CRUISES/RESORTS/THEME PARKS:

'DIVAS3' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 6 - Nancy Allen Productions LLC is seeking exceptional pop/rock/gospel/R&B female singers with a high belt for occasional guest entertainer gigs on cruise ships. Must have good movement abilities and ability to sing harmonies. Especially seeking charismatic performers who can command the stage, carry the script, and also play well off the other singers. Must work well with others, and be willing to share a cabin, as often the ship only has two cabins available for the group. Immediately seeking: Whitney Houston and Celine Dion types…not impersonators…but must have ability to sing Whitney Houston or Celine Dion powerhouse material well consistently. For more information on the group, visit divas3lasvegas.com as well as the Facebook page, Facebook.com/divas3lasvegas. Contract is Jan. 19-25, 2018 with future contracts throughout 2018 as well. Learning material will be sent ahead of time to learn the shows on your own, and then rehearse with the group. Must be available for all of these dates to be considered. Pay is $1,500 for a week onboard the ship. Contracts are generally a week in duration with an additional travel day, but it varies by contract. No pay for rehearsal. Seeking—Divas3 (Lead): Female, 18-50, Seeking Whitney Houston and Celine Dion types, not impersonators, but must have ability to sing Whitney Houston or Celine Dion powerhouse material well consistently. Must have charisma and ability to carry the stage on your own. All ethnicities encouraged to submit. Preferably 5’7” and above. Seeking talent from Las Vegas NV; New York NY; Branson MO; Los Angeles CA. To submit, email head shots, resume, and any YouTube/website links ASAP to divas3lasvegas@yahoo.com. Must send material immediately to be considered for contract in January.

'SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER' – JAN. 17 – NORTH MIAMI - Royal Caribbean Productions is casting a Royal Caribbean Productions production of Saturday Night Fever. Synopsis: Based on Nik Cohn's 1975 New York Magazine article "Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night" and Norman Wexler's 1977 screenplay it inspired, "Saturday Night Fever" focuses on Tony Manero, a Brooklyn youth whose weekend is spent at the local discotheque. There, he luxuriates in the admiration of the crowd and a growing relationship with Stephanie Mangano, and can temporarily forget the realities of his life, including a dead-end job in a paint store. Shoreside rehearsals begin April 4 in North Miami FL. Seeking—All Roles (Lead): Singers; Males & Females, 18-50. Open Casting Call Jan 17 at 9am at Pearl Studios New York (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018). Seeking talent from North Miami FL. Singers: Prior to your audition, you will need to print out and prepare the audition material required. Also, come prepared with your best 16-32 bars of two contrasting uptempo pieces in pop style. Sheet music is required in the proper key. Be prepared to dance and read sides. Singers will also perform in the second production show. Vocal versatility a plus. For audition materials, visit: http://royalcaribbeanproductions.com/featured-shows/Saturday-Night-Fever.

RWS ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, SUMMER 2018 THEME PARK CONTRACTS – JAN. 17 - RWS Entertainment Group is seeking talent for theme park contracts throughout the summer of 2018. RWS produces the live entertainment for several theme parks across the country. Senior casting director states: "RWS Entertainment Group is an EMMY Award-winning full-service entertainment production company located in New York City. RWS provides innovative productions and brand experiences for clients including Holland America Line, Hard Rock Resorts, Hersheypark, and Westfield Properties. RWS is North America’s largest provider of branded stage shows and experiences." Contracts generally run mid-May through early September. Housing provided outside of the NYC area. Competitive pay. Seeking—Non-Equity Singer-Actor-Movers and Singer-Dancers: Males & Females, 18-35, non-Equity singer-actor-movers and singer-dancers, over the age of 18, with dynamic personalities, who are comfortable with various music/vocal/dance styles and are able to entertain by connecting with an audience. Theme Park, cruise ship, and children’s theater credits are a plus; Open Casting Call Jan 17 at 10am for female singers & 2pm for male singers at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., 4th fl., New York NY 10018). Prepare 16 bars of a pop/rock or contemporary musical theater song showing range and personality. Have a second contrasting selection prepared in case you are asked. Bring sheet music in the correct key; accompanist will be provided. Bring headshot and resume stapled together. Dance callbacks will be held in the afternoon on the same day; bring dance clothes/shoes. If unable to attend, email headshot/resume and performance reel to casting@rwsnyc.com. No calls. For more information, visit www.rwsnyc.com.

BUSCH GARDENS WILLIAMSBURG – JAN. 18 - Busch Gardens Entertainment, with the casting support of RWS ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, is seeking vibrant, energetic performers for its collection of world-class productions. Seeking a few triple threat performers, but mostly strong actors-singers and strong dancer/actors. Performers of all ethnicities are strongly encouraged to attend. Award-winning Creative Team members come from Broadway, Hollywood, and London’s West End theatres. The highly acclaimed shows have the spirit, energy and production values of mini Broadway musicals. Rehearsals begin the end of February or early/mid-March (depending on show); shows run through either the end of August or beginning of September in Williamsburg VA. Pays $20.01/hour for principal roles. Pays $14.32/hour for ensemble roles. Seeking—Singers, Singer-Dancers, Singer-Actors: Males & Females, 16+; for Celtic Fyre - Innkeeper – Principal Singer: Male. The proprietor of the Celtic Fyre Inn. Strong, mature personality and charisma with a bit of Irish charm. Must move well. Strong Broadway style voice. Also performs as a singer in Village Band. Vocal Range: Tenor with a strong belt and sustained G5; “Tommy:” Strong, comedic personality and charisma with a bit of Irish charm. Must move well. Strong Broadway style voice. Also performs as a singer in Village Band. Vocal Range: Baritone with a strong belt; “Tony:” Strong, comedic personality and charisma with a bit of Irish charm. Must move well. Strong Broadway style voice. Also performs as a singer in Village Band. Vocal Range: Tenor with a strong belt; “Maureen:” Maternal with a strong presence. Comedic timing a plus. Must move well. Lyrical style voice. Also performs as a singer in Village Band. Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano with a sustained E5; “Frankie:” Warm, friendly, charming with a strong presence. Comedic timing a plus. Must move well. Broadway style voice. Also performs as a singer in Village Band. Vocal Range: Alto; Male Rhythm Tap Dancer – Principal Dancer: Seeking strong rhythm tap dancers with a very dynamic sense of style, technique, hoofing, and flair to interact as "The American friends of the bride" who bring a whole different beat to the party through Tap dance; Female Rhythm Tap Dancer – Principal Dancer: Seeking strong rhythm tap dancers with a very dynamic sense of style, technique, hoofing, and flair to interact as "The American friends of the bride" who bring a whole different beat to the party through Tap dance; for Oktoberzest  - Female Singers: Dynamic, charming personality and excellent voice. Must be able to dance and engage with audience. Partnering experience a plus. Vocal Ranges: Mezzo Soprano and Soprano; Male Singers: Dynamic, charming personality and excellent voice. Must be able to dance and engage with audience. Partnering experience a plus. Vocal Ranges: Baritone and Tenor; Female Singer-Dancers: Seeking dynamic triple theatre performers who possess strong vocal and dance technique. Partnering and lift experience a plus; Male Singer-Dancers: Seeking dynamic triple theatre performers who possess strong vocal and dance technique. Partnering and lift experience a plus; Swings: Male Swing Vocalist – Principal Singer: Must be able to learn and play all male singer roles (up to 8 parts) to cover all mainstage shows. Exceptional singer with great presence. Must move very well. Vocal Range: Tenor with strong belt and sustained G5; Female Swing Vocalist – Principal Singer: Must be able to learn and play all female singer roles (up to 8 parts) to cover all mainstage shows. Exceptional singer with great presence and comedic timing. Must move very well. Vocal Range: Versatile Mezzo with top note: E5. Open Casting Call Jan 18, 2018: 10:00 AM for Male & Female Singers and Singer-Dancers at Pearl Studios (500 8th Avenue, 12th Floor, Manhattan NY 10018). Singers and Singer-Dancers: Prepare 16 bars of an upbeat pop/rock or contemporary musical theatre song showing range and personality. Have a contrasting second piece ready if asked. Bring sheet music in correct key; accompanist will be provided. Bring headshot and resume stapled together. You may be called back to move or dance later the same day; bring dance clothes/shoes. Callbacks Jan. 19.

EQUITY, 'VOICES Of LIBERTY' – JAN. 25 - Walt Disney World Company is casting Equity singers for Voices Of Liberty. Runs TBD at the Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando FL. Pays $17.08 hr. Equity Disneyworld Agreement. AEA pension, Equity 401K, and Disney health provided. Seeking—Equity Female Singers: 18+, seeking female ensemble vocalists of all ethnicities for The Voices of Liberty, an a cappella ensemble which sings traditional Americana music in tight, eight-part harmonies, at the Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando FL; seeking vocalists for full-time and part-time roles; potential relocation packages may be available to qualified performers; female ensemble vocalists: Soprano, Alto; extreme vocal range and control, sight singing, and quick study memorization skills are essential; Equity Male Singers: 18+, seeking male ensemble vocalists of all ethnicities for The Voices of Liberty, an a cappella ensemble which sings traditional Americana music in tight, eight-part harmonies, at the Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando FL; seeking vocalists for full-time and part-time roles; potential relocation packages may be available to qualified performers; male ensemble vocalists: Tenor, Baritone, Bass; extreme vocal range and control, sight singing, and quick study memorization skills are essential. Equity Principal Audition Jan 25 at 10am for Equity female singers (sign-in begins 9am) & 2pm for Equity male singers (sign-in begins 1pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th Fl., New York NY 10018). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Click the "My Profile" button at the top of DisneyAuditions.com to create or update your profile before attending the audition. Extreme vocal range and control, sight singing, and quick study memorization skills are essential. Bring picture and resume. Audition end time is TBD and ends when the producer closes the call. Callbacks Jan. 26 in New York. Upon signing of Walt Disney World® Individual Employment Contract, Non-AEA actors are eligible to immediately apply for membership in Actor’s Equity Association. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and authorized to work in the United States.

BELINDA KING CREATIVE PRODUCTIONS For SEABOURN CRUISE LINE & SIR TIM RICE – FEB. 13 & 14 - Belinda King Creative Productions is seeking world-class singers for Belinda King Creative Productions aboard the cruise line Seabourn. Repertoire features exclusive partnership with Oscar-winning lyricist Sir Tim Rice on the creation of An Evening With Sir Tim Rice. Select casts will perform alongside Sir Tim Rice on specialty cruises. Requirements include exceptional vocal harmony skills and good movement skills. Broadway or national tour credits preferred. No previous cruise experience required. Must be aged 21 and over. Casting associate states: "Guest areas aboard Seabourn include the award-winning The Spa and The Grill by Chef Thomas Keller. Unique itineraries feature Europe, Australia, Antarctica, Asia, Caribbean, India, North and South America. Opportunities are available throughout 2018 across the fleet of five ships. All rehearsals take place in England at BK Studios. Seabourn Odyssey: rehearsals begin Mar. 13; embarking Apr. 25 in Lisbon until Nov. 30. Seabourn Quest: rehearsals begin Apr. 5; embarking May 17 in Dover until Oct. 21. Seabourn Sojourn: rehearsals begin Apr. 23; embarking June 4 in Vancouver until Nov. 19. Seabourn Encore: rehearsals begin Apr. 27; embarking June 9 in Piraeus until Jan. 6, 2019. Seabourn Ovation: rehearsals begin Aug. 28; embarking Oct. 13 in Lisbon until May 2019. Onboard pay: $5,500 to $7,500 per month, depending on managerial roles, professional experience, and Broadway credits. Flights and accommodation provided throughout. Mandatory visa and ENG1 Medical costs are covered by the company. Seeking—F1 (Lead): Female, 21-45, a "vocal diva" with an understanding of all vocal genres; a richness in the lower register and a flexible pop belt; a more lyrical quality up to an F is also required; F2 (Lead): Female, 21-45, a "leading lady" with an understanding of all vocal styles; the ability to interpret one or two classical items--but the majority of the repertoire is pop-based. Range: A (below middle C) to a top A; M1 (Lead): Male, 21-45, a "front man" who has a solid understanding of all pop styles and a lyrical vocal quality for lighter, higher material is required. Range: Low A to top A. B-flat is an advantage; M2 (lead): Male, 21-45, a vocally strong and charismatic "leading man" who is able to perform pop, rock, R&B, and musical theater material. Range: Low A to top A. B-flat is an advantage. Some repertoire includes one or two classical items. For some repertoire, the ability to demonstrate a safe full mix up to B natural, not a belt. Auditions by appointment Feb 12 from 10am-6pm; Open Casting Call Feb 13 from 10am-12noon (sign-in in Studio I) & by appointment Feb 13 from 1pm-4pm and Feb 14 from 10am-12noon at Pearl Studios (519 8th Ave., New York NY 10018). Come prepared with the audition material, available to download via Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6xiku24403cky4v/AADXGyXcgJjvVDJH9Mx4pykSa?dl=0. Callback workshop Feb. 14 (1pm).

 

 

 

 

OPERA/CHORUS/VOCAL GROUPS:

SSM BOYS CHOIR – JAN. 5 - 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. Audition by appointment Jan 5 in New York NY. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. 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. Register for an NYC or MN audition time here: https://www.s-sm.org/arts/boys-choir/schedule-an-audition/.

 

'BRIGHT Is The RING Of WORDS' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 11 - ZHFOMusic is seeking male ensemble members adept at singing with a legit bass sound and with basic movement skills for Bright is the Ring of Words, a full-length musical being presented as part of the New York Theater Festival's Winterfest at the Hudson Guild Theater. Synopsis: “An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding." For Jack Austin, it’s a calling for greatness. His music is contemporary and reverent; a release of deep sorrow that ignites a passion for life. But what happens when this young composer finds he’s sacrificing family, friends, and love for an isolated life dedicated to the detail of his craft? Bright is the Ring of Words is a new musical for anyone who’s ever been lost in the darkness but felt destined for great light. All rehearsals currently at NOLA rehearsal studios; performances at Hudson Guild Theater, NYC. Ensemble rehearsals Jan. 8 (10am-1pm), Jan. 10 (10am-2pm), Jan. 15 (10am-1pm), Jan. 16 (10am-12noon), Jan. 17 (10am-12:30pm), Jan. 22 (10am-2pm), Jan. 23 (10am-2pm), Jan. 24 (10am-2pm), Jan. 27 (6pm-9pm), Jan. 29 (10am-2pm), and Jan. 30 (tech 1pm). Runs Jan. 30 (evening), Feb. 3 (evening), and Feb. 4 (matinee). Seeking—Male Ensemble, Bass (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit video of your best legit singing via backstage.com or contact ZHFOMusic.

 

'D CAPPELLA' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 12 - Disney Concerts is teaming up with a cappella legend Deke Sharon ("Pitch Perfect" music arranger) and Creative Director Jim Millan to create "D Cappella," a Pentatonix-style vocal performance show built around a 7-voice part group of performers (Soprano, Mezzo, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass, and Vocal Percussion). "D Cappella" will present new, contemporary arrangements of Disney repertoire. Tour will start rehearsals in early March 2018 and launch in late March. All performers will be contracted for the whole initial run, which is approximately 40 performances in performing arts center venues across the country. Base salary is $2000/week. Performers must be legally able to work in the U.S. Seeking—Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18-30; Vocal Percussionist (Lead): Males & Females, 18-30. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Seeking online video submissions for singers and vocal percussionists (18-30 years old) of all ethnicities and backgrounds. For more information on how to submit an audition, email DCappellaCasting@gmail.com.

 

'IOLANTHE' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 14 - The Savoy Company is casting Iolanthe, Synopsis: Savoy: a tradition of filling hearts with joy. Call for leads, chorus and backstage! The Savoy Company, Philadelphia’s internationally award-winning and oldest Gilbert & Sullivan Company in the world, is looking for new members to stage Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic opera/musical comedy Iolanthe in Spring 2018. We are thrilled to return Suzanne Roberts Theatre in Philadelphia and continue our longtime tradition with two shows under the stars onstage at the beautiful open-air Theatre of Longwood Gardens. Music Director Peter Hilliard and Stage Director Bill Kiesling seek 11 adults (age 21 and over) for lead roles. All roles require strong vocal skills and some dance skills. We are also looking for new ensemble/chorus members and backstage/production crew (also age 21 & over).  Runs May 18-19 at The Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Philadelphia PA and June 8-9 (rain dates, June 11-12): Open Air Theatre of Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square PA. Seeking—“The Lord Chancellor” (Lead): Male, 21+, comic baritone; ‘George, Earl of Mountararat” (Lead): Male, 21+, baritone; “Thomas, Earl Tolloller” (Lead): Male, 21+, tenor; “Private Willis, of the Grenadier Guards” (Lead): Male, 21+, bass; “Strephon, an Arcadian Shepherd” (Lead): Male, 21+, baritone; Queen of the Fairies (Lead): Female, 21+, contralto; “Iolanthe, a Fairy, Strephon’s Mother” (Lead): Female, 21+, mezzo-soprano; “Celia, a Fairy” (Lead): Female, 21+, soprano; “Leila, a Fairy” (Lead): Female, 21+, mezzo-soprano; “Phyllis, an Arcadian Shepherdess and Ward in Chancery (Lead): Female, 21+, soprano. Seeking talent from Philadelphia PA. Auditions for principals and chorus, along with interviews for backstage crew, will be held in early-mid January in Philadelphia PA. Submit electronically for more information, to schedule an audition/interview, and to learn the locations. For more information, visit www.joinsavoy.com/auditions.html.

HARD ROCK CHOIR, MALE SINGERS – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 16 - Little Men Entertainment is seeking singers who have a real affinity and enthusiasm for this concept for the Hard Rock. Produced by Burroughs Media. Applicants must live in New York City. This will be a fun and unique singing group that will play at paid gigs at special events. Rehearses 2-3 times in January 2018 in NYC. Note: Must be available on Saturday afternoons. There will be 2-3 rehearsals for 5 songs hopefully sometime in January, 1.5 hours each and it pays $50 for each rehearsal. Must be readily available on Sat. afternoons. There will be a video taping Cutting Room Video which pays $150 and may take 2-3 hours. Seeking—Male Singer (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 20-65. Seeking talent from Redding CT. Record yourself on a smartphone or other device belting out the first verse and chorus of the AC/DC song Highway to Hell which is “I’m on a highway to hell”. Here is a reference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBjwMSIC7ik. Email video or YouTube link to burroughsmedia@gmail.com and put “mail in audition” in the subject line. Include email and phone contact information.

'A CAPPELLA DREAMS' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 1 - Forever A Cappella is seeking bass singers for an internationally recording and performing a cappella group. Singers must be at least 30 years of age or older. Rehearsals will begin spring 2018 in NYC. Selected talent will be paid $10/hour for rehearsals. Seeking—Bass Singer (Lead): Male, 30-80. Seeking talent from New York NY. Auditions in New York at earliest convenience. Apply via backstage.com or contact the group.

 

 

 

 

STAGE SHOWS:

'ON THE TOWN' – JAN. 4 DEADLINE - Olney Theatre Corporation is casting one role in On the Town. Synopsis: Three young sailors on shore-leave hit 1944 New York City in a mad sprint to find love before being shipped off to war. Gabey sets off in search of a beauty he's only seen on a subway poster -- that month's Miss Turnstiles -- while his comrades stumble into romances with a cabbie who sets her own destinations and an anthropologist in search of the perfect "primitive man." The manic coupling is set to an exuberant Leonard Bernstein score that begins with the classic "New York, New York" and from there, reaches heights of classical and popular greatness. Comden & Green's first Broadway hit grew out of a ballot that Jerome Robbins worked on with Bernstein, so this also promises to be one of the danciest shows of our season. On the Town stars some of DC's favorite award-winning actors, including Evan Casey, Sam Ludwig, Donna Migliaccio, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Bobby Smith, and Rachel Zampelli. Rehearsals begin May 21, 2018; previews begin June 20; runs June 23-July 22; possible extension through Aug. 8 in Olney MD. Pays: $700/wk. Equity COST Contract. Seeking—“Ivy Smith:” Female, 20-29, a young dancer hoping to make it big in New York City in 1944; though she puts on a brave face, she's at heart an innocent and a romantic. Must be a true triple threat, excellent at partnering as well as solo dance, and an exceptionally strong singer. Any race. Seeking talent from New York NY. For consideration, email pix & resume by Jan. 4, 2018. Submit to: submission.mccorklecasting@gmail.com. Seeking submissions from Equity members. Equity members must submit themselves directly in order to be considered via this posting (no agent or third-party submissions). Callback date: Jan. 12.

 

EQUITY, STAGES St. LOUIS 2018 SEASON – JAN. 5 - STAGES St. Louis is seeking Equity actor-singers for various roles in the upcoming season for Stages St. Louis consisting of I Do! I Do! (Rehearses May 15-30, 2018; runs June 1-July 1), Mama Mia! (Rehearses July 3-19; runs July 20-Aug. 20) and Oklahoma! (Rehearses Aug. 21-Sep. 6; runs Sep. 7-Oct. 7). For any role that has been cast, actors may be considered for possible replacements. Season rehearses and runs in St. Louis MO. Pays: $576/wk. min.; ref to COST. Equity LOA Contract. Seeking—Various Roles: 18+. Equity Principal Audition Jan 5 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). Appointments and ECC for STAGES will not be until February. EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a song in the style of or from the season. If you are interested in more than one show, two 16 bar cuts of a standard and a pop is fine as well. Bring an updated photo and resume.

 

EQUITY, MUSICALS IN MUFTI 2018 – JAN. 5 & 6 - York Theatre Company is casting Equity Actors for the Musicals In Mufti 2018 Season including: Hallelujah, Baby! (Arthur Laurents, revised book; Amanda Green, additional lyrics. Rehearsals begin Jan. 22; runs Jan. 27-Feb. 4), Bar Mitzvah Boy (Jule Styne, composer; David Thompson, book adaptation. Rehearsals begin Feb. 5; runs Feb. 10-18), and Subways Are For Sleeping (Rehearsals begin Feb. 19; runs Feb. 24-Mar. 4). Note: The awarding-winning York Theatre Company’s Musicals in Mufti Series presents revivals of rarely seen Broadway musicals in a book-in-hand, staged concert format, rehearsed and presented over the course of two weeks. Season runs in NYC. Pays $523/wk. Equity LOA-NYC Agreement. Seeking—Equity Actors: Males & Females, 18+. For Hallelujah, Baby! – “Georgina:” African American Female 20s. The narrator of our story. Talented, beautiful and ambitious. Her dream is to get out of the kitchen and become a star. Triple threat. Powerhouse belter with soprano; “Momma:” African American Female 50s-60s. Georgina’s mother; a maid who is content with her life. Mezzo belter; “Harvey:” Caucasian Male, 20s-30s. A young man vying for Georgina’s affection. Likably charismatic and well-meaning. He is able to provide opportunities for Georgina, in her rise to stardom but the racial divide creates an insurmountable obstacle. Should be a proficient jazz singer. Bari-tenor; “Clem:” African American Male, 20s-30s. Georgina’s finance who is also vying for her affection. He starts as a train porter, becomes a soldier and ends up a Civil Rights activist. Charming, but strong-willed. Bari-tenor; “Tip and Tap:” African American Men, 20s-30s. Two vaudevillian song-and-dance men. They perform the title song with Georgina and play various roles throughout the show. Baritone/Tenor; [Mary, Et Al] Caucasian Female, 20s-30s. Plays a wide variety of characters, including the Southern belle in a play, the Mistress of an estate, a foreign countess, a debutante, and a New York socialite, among others. Strong singer; Chloe, Et Al: African American Female, 20s-30s. Plays a wide variety of characters, including a vaudeville burlesque dancer, an activist actress in a production of Macbeth and a young prospective maid for Georgina. Strong singer; Hutchinson, Et Al: Caucasian Male, 30s to 40s. Plays a wide variety of roles, including a bigoted theatre owner, a foreign count, a government official, a G.I., a Southern bus driver, among others. Strong singer; for Bar Mitzvah Boy“Eliot Green:” 13-year-old Jewish boy. The eponymous bar mitzvah boy. Nervous about “becoming a man” and entering the adult world, Eliot gets cold feet and runs away from his bar mitzvah. Sweet but with a backbone. Tenor; “Rita Green:” Female, 40s-50s. Eliot’s nervous Jewish mother. Neurotic and overbearing, but also full of heart, humor and warmth. Mezzo belter; “Victor Green:” Male 40s-50s. Eliot’s father. Stubborn and aloof, but a good man and caring father at heart. Baritone; “Lesley Green:” Female, early 20s. Eliot’s older sister. Smart, tough and funny. She can be gossipy and superficial at times, but is surprisingly maternal and caring with Eliot. Mezzo; “Harold:” Male, early-mid 20s. Lesley’s boyfriend. A pushover. A sweet, meek, obedient accountant. Thoughtful and helpful, he is a good man, trying to keep the peace and happy to do the dishes. Tenor; “Rabbi Sherman:” Male, 40s-60s. A traditional Rabbi. Old World and conservative, but not quite as strict as he seems. Must be comfortable with Hebrew prayers. High baritone/tenor; Granddad: Male, 60s-70s. Eliot’s grandfather. An older Jewish man with a jolly, borsht-belt sense of humor and lack of self-awareness. Loves to tell jokes and be happy. Should be comfortable with Yiddish. Character singer; for Subways Are For Sleeping “Angie McKay:” Female, late 20s – mid 30s. Bright career girl of the Mad Men era. A reporter at Madame Magazine, she is smart, quick witted, and adventurous. Mezzo soprano and belter; “Tom Bailey:” Male, 30s to early 40s. A charismatic, well dressed leading man with a freewheeling spirit. A former Wall Street guy who had it with the establishment and went off the grid. He now lives among the homeless and operates a network, finding jobs and places to sleep for himself and his friends. Baritone; “Charlie Smith:” Male, early 30s to mid 30s. A former rich kid whose family lost it all. Sweet, but clumsy and inept with women. Strong comedic actor. Bari-tenor; “Martha Vail:” Female, mid 20s-mid 30s. A Southern bombshell who only wears a towel. Sweet and innocent, but despite her looks and demeanor, she is also a smart and savvy schemer. Has great ambitions to be a nightclub performer. Strong comedic actress. Mezzo soprano, belter; “Myra Blake:” Female, 40s. The Editor of Madame Magazine. A strong career woman in the mold of Miranda Priestly in Devil Wear’s Prada. Will also play various other roles in the ensemble throughout the show. Strong singer; Ensemble Men: Men, late 20s-50s. Four men to play a wide variety of speaking and singing roles including a quartet of homeless men that sing the opening number, as well as various New Yorkers (hotel manager, policemen, doormen, train conductors, guards, reporters and friends of Tom, Charlie and Angie’s). Strong singers; Character Woman: Female, mid 20s to early 40s. Plays a wide variety of singing and speaking roles, including a subway rider, shopper, cop, photographer, etc. Strong singer. Equity Principal Auditions Jan 5 from 10am-6pm and Jan 6 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm each day) at York Theatre (619 Lexington Ave, St Peter's Church, Entrance on 54th St, East of Lexington Ave. Take the elevator down to LL2., New York NY 10022). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Sing a short musical theatre song that shows of range and personality. Bring picture and resume.

 

EQUITY, MUSICALS TONIGHT 2018 SEASON – VARIOUS DATES - Musicals Tonight! Is seeking performers for the following three shows: The Boys From Syracuse (Richard Rodgers, music; Lorenz Hart, lyrics; William Shakespeare, playwright for The Comedy of Errors, original material; George Abbott, adaptation librettist), a madcap musical comedy farce about mistaken identity with well-known songs from the score include "Falling in Love with Love," "This Can't Be Love," and "Sing for Your Supper." This is a fresh new take on a classic--an all-male, gender bending, cross-dressing vaudeville vision of the musical. Seeking an ensemble of strong male and transgender singers and dancers of all shapes, sizes, and ethnicities who are fearless physical comedians and transformative performers. Instrument and clowning skills a plus. female impersonators welcome. Anything Goes, a musical set aboard the ocean liner S. S. American, where nightclub singer/evangelist Reno Sweeney is en route from New York to England. Her pal Billy Crocker has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt, but the problem is Hope is engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Joining this love triangle on board the luxury liner are Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin and his sidekick-in-crime Erma. With the help of some elaborate disguises, tap-dancing sailors and good old-fashioned blackmail, Reno and Martin join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope’s heart; and Calamity Jane: Calam dresses like a man, totes a gun and drives the Deadwood City stagecoach. Well-meaning, but disaster-prone, she tries to help the local saloon proprietor out of a jam by promising to fetch a music-hall star from Chicago. A hilarious comedy, it nevertheless has many tender moments and some very famous numbers, including "Secret Love," "Black Hills Of Dakota," "Deadwood Stage," and "Windy City." Rehearsal schedule: Three weeks prior to performances. Schedule TBD on a per show basis. Performances: Each production runs two weeks and there are 8 shows per week for two consecutive weeks--Tues., Wed., Thurs., Sat. and 7:30pm and Wed. Fri., Sat., Sun. at 2pm. Pays a $680 stipend. Equity Seasonal Showcase. Seeking—“Aegean” (Lead): 45-65, male or Transgender; he father of the two Antipholuses, he has spent seven years looking for them. Physical comedy skills a must. A vaudevillian version of the classic Commedia character – “Pantalone”. Baritone; “Antipholus of Ephesus” (Lead): male or Transgender, 20-30; a cocky, flirtatious rogue – a real charmer. He is more outgoing and confident than his twin brother. Strong singer with leading man qualities and excellent comedy skills. Lyric Baritone; “Dromio of Ephesus” (Lead): male or Transgender, 20-30; a doting servant, and a worried wart. Great comedic timing. Physical comedy/clowning skills a plus. A vaudevillian version of the Commedia “Zanni”. Tenor; “Antipholus of Syracuse” (Lead): male or Transgender, 20-30; a likeable character – a softer and more settled version of his twin brother. Strong singer with leading man qualities and excellent comedy skills. Lyric Baritone; “Dromio of Syracuse” (Lead): male or Transgender, 20-30; a natural clown who is easily entertained. Strong physical comedy/clowning skills. A vaudevillian version of the Commedia “Zanni.” Baritone; “Adriana” (Supporting): male or Transgender to Play Female, 18-28; a zaftig person with a tender heart who easily falls in love. Seeking a lively personality ready to transform into a woman, in the original style of Elizabethan Comedy. Bari-tenor or Tenor (Keys will be adjusted); “Luce” (Supporting): 20-30, male or Transgender to play female; a controlling and dominating person. Seeking a lively personality ready to transform into a woman, in the original style of Elizabethan Comedy. Baritone/Bari-tenor (Keys will be adjusted); “Luciana” (Supporting): male or Transgender to play female, 18-28; a dreamer and a lover. Seeking a lively personality ready to transform into a woman, in the original style of Elizabethan Comedy. Tenor (Keys will be adjusted); Character Men Ensemble: 20-50, male to play female, cross dressing Various Ages, Various Ethnicities) Men to play multiple roles including Courtesan – the girl who can’t settle down, Tailor – a victim of the mistaken identity in the play, Angelo – the local goldsmith, Sorcerer – with tricks offered at a “reduced rate”, Seeress – a formidable lady & Duke – a stern stickler for the rules. Seeking excellent Character actors, with amazing range in style and sense of humor. Must be willing to make big choices and believably play multiple roles. Puppetry and instrument skills a plus. Should be excellent movers. Various vocal ranges; “Reno Sweeney” (Lead): Female, 30-40, night club/Evangelist singer with OMG high Broadway belt, Sexy yet Comedic. Dance and tap preferred. Reno Has Cougar-like hots for Billy. Belt to E-flat; “Billy Crocker” (Lead): Male, 20-35, sexy/charming leading man Bari-tenor. Comedy/Dance a must Tap dancing preferred. Best friends with Reno but is in love with Hope. High G; “Hope Harcourt” (Lead): Female, 20-30, a classic beauty. Ingénue leading young lady. Soprano/Mix. This character has to have major acting depth to carry the shows storyline. Trained dancer. Debutant daughter of Evangeline; “Evangeline Harcourt” (Supporting): Female, 40-60, very poised New York Socialite/Widow, who lost everything in the crash. Over Acting Drama Queen gold digger. Mezzo/good mover; “Moonface Martin” (Supporting): Male, 30-50, a Vaudeville gangster. Clown-like song and dance man. Friends with Reno. Erma is his sidekick; “Erma Latour” (Supporting): Female, 20-30, dumb as a fox, classic 1930's bleach blond starlet gangster moll. Must be comfortable wearing next-2-nothing and own it. Baby girl ping vocals. Comedy/Dance and Tap a must. (Legs!) Belt to C-sharp; “Evelyn Oakley” (Supporting): Male, 30-40, rich, High British Royalty with Strong vocals and Fearless nerdy movement. Intended to marry Hope but ends up with Reno. High G; Captain (Supporting): Male, 20-40, comedic, good mover-singer. Must understand physical comedy. Broad actor; Angels (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 20-35, sexy, Rockette look and dance talent level who sing well. All vocal types. 5’6" or taller; Sailors (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 20-35, strong dancer-singers (tap a must) Physically fit. All vocal types. 5’10" or taller. Especially seeking two Asian tap dancers to be in the ensemble and play Luke and John; “Calamity Jane” (Lead): Female, 20-38, a woman who dresses like a man, not to prove a point, but because it is comfortable. She, however, is fully female and desires to be seen as such. A sharp shooter and a great horseback rider, Calamity is one of the peace-keepers in town. Annie Oakley type. Not the Doris Day version. F3-F5, strong belter; “Wild Bill Hickock” (Lead): Male, 30-45, a handsome figure, professional gambler and peace-officer who is in love with Calamity, but afraid to show it. Ruggedly handsome. B-flat2 to E4, baritone; “Lt. Danny Gilmartin” (Lead): Male, 20-35, the Second Lieutenant attached to nearby Fort Scully. The tall, handsome, the man Calamity dreams about. B2-D4, bari-tenor; Katie Brown/Helen of Troy (Supporting): 20-30, a stage-struck young lady of considerable beauty and talent. Adelaide’s maid who poses as the actress to make her stage debut. She captures the affection of all the men in Deadwood City. F-sharp3 to D5, mezzo-soprano with belt-mix; “Francis Fryer” (Supporting): Male, 20-35, the song-and-dance man from New York. Mistaken for a woman in his ad, he is forced to dress as one for a performance. C2-E4, dancer, bari-tenor; Adelaide James/Jo, Queen of Sheba (Supporting): 30-47, Adelaide is the Vaudeville star who Katie impersonates. A beautiful woman who fears she may be past her prime. Jo, Queen of Sheeba is the bartender at the Golden Garter. Often the voice of reason, often the voice of disaster. F-sharp3 to D5, mezzo soprano with belt; Ensemble for Calamity Jane (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 20-40, singer-dancers with great harmonizing skills and character acting chops. Will play multiple roles, including: Charlie, a prospector; Rattlesnake, a Stage Coach Driver; Hank, a soldier; Hugh Kingsley, Adelaide’s manager and lover; Colonel Stark, a commander at Fort Scully; Dolly/Venus, local woman; Molly/Aphrodite, local woman; Harriet/Cleopatra, local woman. etc. Strong dancer-movers. Varying vocal ranges. Equity Principal Audition Jan 5 from 11am-7pm (lunch 2:30pm-3:30pm) at Theatre Row Studios (411 W. 41st St., New York NY 10036). Auditions by appointment Jan 8 for Boys From Syracuse; Jan 15 for Anything Goes and Jan 23 for Calamity Jane in New York NY. Submit electronically or email hdbaudtions@gmail.com to be considered for an appointment.

 

'The CAVE: A FOLK OPERA' - JUNE 6 DEADLINE - The Daughters Collective is casting The Cave: A Folk Opera. Melanie Rose Thomas, writer; Synopsis: In an opium den, Willow sacrifices her life to pay off her father’s debt by working in an occult underground society called The Cave. In this musical exploration of fairy tales and myth, our heroine fights to find light not only in the grim and strange shadow world around her, but also within herself. The Cave is a new story inspired by the classic "Beauty and the Beast" archetypes, and told entirely through original folk music. Production states: "The Cave: A Folk Opera has been seen in NYC at Access Theatre, Bizarre Bushwick, Rockwood Music Hall, Lovecraft Bar, and Cake Shop. Daughters of Elysium last produced 'The Cave' in Los Angeles, with an award-winning run at the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival. The Cave has generated a following of emerging artists and received acclaim for the show’s unique and hypnotic form of storytelling and enchanting original music. Seeking strong instrumentalists, singers, and actors who are interested in a collaborative process and can bring specific skills to the ensemble. Ideally all candidates have a background in performing folk, rock, and/or blues. We are not looking for 'legit musical theatre' voices." Music rehearsals mid-Jan. to mid-Feb. 2018 (flexible time depending on availability). Concert showing Mar. 24. Intensive week of devising and collaboration mid-March. Rehearses late March-early May (weeknights and weekends; 4-5 times/wk.). Performs in May in NYC. Sporadic showings and/or tours to festivals summer 2018. Pays: $50 stipend for concert, $300 stipend for production, with potential for more for touring or production extension. Producers plan to apply for an Equity “mini” contract and the Equity Showcase Code. Seeking—The Master (Lead): Male, 30-40, Lead, Baritone/Bass. Physically intimidating, and intensely charismatic. A monster in a gentleman’s clothes. A tyrant who takes advantage of those in need, and feeds off of fear and control; The Father (Supporting): Male, 60+, Any vocal range. A man who used to be strong, but is now broken. Was a loving father to 3 daughters, a ship merchant, Now lost in his opium addiction, and detached from reality; Ondine/Leila (Supporting): Female, late 20s. Alto. Ondine: sister to Willow; loses patience with her opium-addicted father and decides to start anew. Leila: lives in The Cave and is The Master’s lover; she came to The Cave by choice; dark, fiery, and seductive; “Edwin” (Supporting): Transgender, 18-25, Any identification of gender/non-gender identifying welcome! Any vocal range, but ideally has a high belt. Puckish, charismatic, yet sinister. Dark sense of humor. You never know if they're joking, or being serious. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit a letter of interest, headshot, resume, and general availability for the given dates by Jan. 6 to contact@daughtersofelysium.com. Include “The Cave Casting” in the subject line. Accepting electronic submissions only. For more info, visit: TheCaveFolkOpera.com.

 

'RUNNIN' FROM THURGOOD TO FREDDIE GRAY' – JAN. 6 – BALTIMORE - E4 Productions is casting Runnin' from Thurgood to Freddie Gray. Producers state: "From the time of Thurgood Marshall to the time of Freddie Gray, journey with Van Walker, his wife Lucille, their family, friends and neighbors through the life, times, and music of Baltimore. This play will make you laugh, cry, sing, shout, and dance." Rehearses in Feb.-Mar. 2018 in Baltimore MD. Talent will receive commission based on tickets sold. Seeking—Various Male Roles: 10-70. Audition by appointment Jan 6 from 9am-3pm in Baltimore MD. Actors should prepare a 60- to 90-second monologue. Also auditioning dancers, singers, and rappers ages 12 and up. Bring pix, resumes and references. Be sure to like E4 Productions on Facebook and follow on Twitter for more info and updates. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'The MIRACLE Of FATIMA' – JAN. 6 – BRIDGEPORT/MILFORD - Blair and Associates is casting The Miracle of Fatima, a musical. The musical has a virtual set with holographic images. Rehearsals begin February 2018 at Saint Andrew Church, Bridgeport CT; staging begins in April; opens in May; closes Oct. 14. There will be a total of 24 shows, every other Sunday at 3pm & 7pm Supporting roles: $200/day plus meals and travel stipend. Ensemble/Chorus: $150/day plus meals and travel stipend. Seeking—“Maria Rosa dos Santos” (Lead): Female, 28-50, Maria Rosa is the mother of the eldest child, who says a woman from heaven appears to them. 2nd Soprano; “Antonio dos Santos” (Supporting): Male, 30-50, bass or baritone. Father of Lucia; “Manuel Marto” (Lead): Male, 30-45, Manuel is the father of Francisco and Jacinta, who say that a woman from heaven appears to them. Tenor; “Olimpia Marto” (Lead): Female, 25-40, Mother of Francisco and Jacinta, who say they see a lady who comes to them from heaven. 2nd Soprano; “Arturo dos Santos” (Supporting): Male, 30-60, bass/baritone. Mayor of the County, the antagonist; “Father Ferreira” (Supporting): Male, 30-60, tenor or could be bass. Priest of the village; “Maria de Capelinha” (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 30-50, first soprano. Wealthy woman in village; “Martina Marques” (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18-35, 2nd Soprano/Alto; Woman in Village; “Commander Mundias” (Supporting): Male, 30-60, bass/baritone. Military officer representing President Braga, antagonist; “Pedro” (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18-35, tenor. Assistant to Arturo; Ensemble: Males & Females, 18+, villagers; casting eight; “Lucia dos Santos” (Lead): Female, A beautiful lady, who says she is from heaven appears to Lucia. Carries the show! Onstage 80% of the time. Must have exceptional voice and acting skills. Must look the age of 10; “Francisco Marto” (Lead): Male, Younger cousin of Lucia; he, too, sees the beautiful lady from heaven. Must have excellent voice, be able to harmonize. Must look 9 years-old; “Jacinta Marto” (Lead): Female, younger cousin of Lucia, sister to Francisco; she too sees the beautiful lady from heaven. Must have exceptional voice. Must look the age of 7. Audition by appointment Jan 6, 2018 at (Saint Andrew Church, 430 Anton Street, Bridgeport CT, Milford CT 06606). Final callback in Bridgeport CT. All materials available online in digital format. Must submit audition via website at www.fatima100yrs.com.

 

EQUITY, CAPE PLAYHOUSE – JAN. 6 & 7 – DENNIS - The Cape Playhouse is seeking Equity actors and actor-singers for various roles in Cape Playhouse's upcoming season including: Steel Magnolias (Robert Harling, playwright; Rehearsals begin May 28; runs June 12-23, 2018); Sylvia (A.R. Gurney, playwright; Rehearsals begin June 11; runs June 26-July 7); Million Dollar Quartet (Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, book; Rehearsals begin July 1; runs July 10-21); Altar Boyz (Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker, music-lyrics; Kevin Del Aguila, book; Rehearsals begin July 9; runs July 24-Aug. 4); South Pacific (Oscar Hammerstein II, book; Richard Rodgers, music; Rehearsals begin July 23; runs Aug. 7-18); Clue: On Stage (Jonathan Lynn, adaptation; Eric Price & Hunter Foster, additional material; Rehearsals begin Aug. 6; runs Aug. 21-Sep. 1). Season rehearses and runs in Dennis MA. Pays: $709/wk. min. Equity COST Tier 2 Contract. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: 18+. For MILLION DOLLAR QUARTETELVIS: Male, 20-30, Actor-singer-guitar player to portray Elvis in his 20s at the beginning of his career; must be familiar with his music and able to play guitar; should sound and look somewhat like Elvis without being an “impersonator”; prepare an Elvis Presley song (or a song in that style or from the era) and accompany yourself on the acoustic guitar; CARL PERKINS: Male, 25-35, Actor-singer-guitar player (lead guitar); he was the American pioneer of rockabilly music and best known for his song “Blue Suede Shoes”; must be an excellent lead guitarist; prepare a Carl Perkins or Elvis Presley song (or song in that style from that era) and accompany yourself on the acoustic guitar; JOHNNY CASH: Male, 20-30, Actor-singer-guitar player to portray Johnny cash at the dawn of his epic career; must be familiar with his music and able to play guitar; tall; should sound and look somewhat like Johnny without being an “impersonator”; prepare a Johnny Cash song (or song in that style from that era) and accompany yourself on the acoustic guitar; SAM PHILLIPS: Male, 25-40, Excellent actor; “Father of Rock’n’Roll” and founder of Sun Records who discovered Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and many others including Roy Orbison and B.B. King; a towering and charismatic figure in American music; DYANNE: Female, 18-30, Excellent actor and singer; she was an aspiring singer and Elvis’s girlfriend; attractive; great singer with a wide range; sings solos and back-up throughout the show; sings “Fever” in her alto range and covers the high soprano part of “Riders In The Sky” (Johnny Cash song; for ALTAR BOYZMATTHEW: Male, 18-30, Tenor 1, vocal range: just shy of two octaves from C below middle C up to a B, the leader, he's the strong one, the real heartthrob, oozes confidence, well built; MARK: Male, 18-30, tenor 1, vocal range: C below middle C up to high E - 2+ octaves, the sensitive one, slight build, has a major crush on Matthew; LUKE: Male, 18-30, tenor 2, vocal range: C below middle C up to an A, needs to hit the E 2.5 octaves above that in a few riffs, the bad boy, part of what makes Luke such an appealing Altar Boy is his delicious urban inflections and mannerisms, he's a rapper, he's street-wise but he's from the suburbs, basically, he doesn't come across as being exceptionally smart, but has a heart of gold; JUAN: Male, 18-30, tenor 1, vocal range: C below middle C up to a B flat, the Latin lover, needs a good Spanish accent, strongly passionate about everything, he's trying so hard to be good, but he wants so much to be bad; ABRAHAM: Male, 18-30, tenor 2, vocal range: C below middle C up to A, but also has to have a very strong super high falsetto up to a female range high B, the Jewish member of the band who is along for the ride, never feels like he fits in, but he might be the only one who truly gets what it's like to be an Altar Boy; for SOUTH PACIFIC - NELLIE FORBUSH: Female, 20s, Mezzo – Ab3-C5 - An optimistic and uncomplicated Navy nurse from Arkansas who falls in love with Emile. When she learns of his past and his family, Nellie struggles with her conflicting views on race and marriage, and must learn compassion and acceptance to lead the life she feels is right. Must be a strong actor-singer who has subtle comedic timing and moves very well; EMILE DE BECQUE: Male, 40s, Baritone – A2-E4, A wealthy, sophisticated French planter on the island. Wealthy, cultured and self-made French plantation owner. In spite of the character’s worldliness and sophistication, actor must be capable of revealing the darker side of a man who once committed murder in self-defense; NGANA: Female, 9-13, Vocal Range: D4-C5, Emile’s daughter. Pacific Islander, speaks French; JEROME: Male, 7-10 Vocal Range: D4-C5, Emile’s son. Pacific Islander, speaks French; HENRY: Male, 20s-30s, Emile’s native servant. Speaks French; BLOODY MARY: Female, 40s, Mezzo – B3-C4, A shrewd Tonkinese souvenir dealer who is trying to find her daughter an American husband. She is a brassy, self-confident hustler holds her own amongst the cocky American soldiers. Must be a strong comedian; LIAT: Female, early 20s, Bloody Mary’s beautiful Polynesian daughter. Falls in love with Lt. Cable. Speaks French; LUTHER BILLIS: Male, 20s, Baritone - B2-D4, A masculine, yet mediocre entrepreneur and sailor. He has an eye for Nellie, whose friendship reveals his sensitive, puppy dog side. Must be a strong comedian. Stubborn but loveable, comic character. Marine with no respect for authority; LT. JOSEPH CABLE: Male, 20s, bari-Tenor – D3-G4, A young, formal, masculine, and attractive officer who falls in love with Liat. His rejection of her forces him to come to grips with this own prejudices and insecurities; CAPT. GEORGE BRACKETT: Male, 30s-50s, The commanding officer; highest-ranking officer on the island; CMDR. WILLIAM HARBISON: Male, 30s-40s, Brackett’s executive officer, second in command on the island; for CLUE: ON STAGEWADSWORTH: Male, 30s-40s, A traditional butler in every sense: uptight, formal and “by the book”. He is the driving force in the play -- leading our cast throughout the house in search of the killer and the clues. Must be able to move well; YVETTE: Female, 20s, A sexy French Maid. She appears innocent on the outside but this may just be a front for who she really is on the inside. Must move well; MISS SCARLET: Female, 30s-40s, A dry sardonic DC Madam who is more interested in secrets than sex. Pillow talk is her favorite position. If anyone in DC needs to know anything, Scarlet is their gal. She’s always ready with a joke or a quip, and is always one step ahead of everyone else in the house. Any ethnicity. Must move well; MRS. PEACOCK: Female, 40s-60s, The wife of the Senator from the great state of Tennessee. Buttoned up and uptight. She holds herself and others to the highest moral standing. Always ready to quote a bible verse. Her goal in life is to lift the American society out of the gutter. Southern accent. Any ethnicity. Must move well; MRS. WHITE: Female, 30s-40s, A pale but beautiful woman. Mrs. White says very little but when she does it always seems to be a confession of past crimes, which may or may not be the murder of her 5 ex- husbands. Suspicious of others. Always dressed in black. Any ethnicity. Must move well; COLONEL MUSTARD: Male, 40s-50s, A puffy military man who is nothing but a pompous blow-hard. He acts like he knows everything but in actuality knows very little. At times it seems like he's in charge, but Mustard has a subtle way of making sure once the battle begins, he's in the back of the line. The word dumb would be a compliment. Any ethnicity. Must move well; PROFESSOR PLUM: Male, 20s, A young rich playboy who lives for nothing but booze and women. He seems, inexplicably, to always have a drink in his hand. Incredibly handsome, he always finds ways to look and admire himself whether it's in a mirror, a silver platter or a butter knife. He would feel right at home in an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. Any ethnicity. Must move well; MR. GREEN: Male, 20s-30s, A nervous, shy introvert. Unable to finish a sentence. A germophobe who carries a hanky with him to open doors and to greet people. He also carries around his own fork, spoon and knife for dinner. He is also quite clumsy, and has a deep fear of everything. Any ethnicity. Must move well; ENSEMBLE WOMAN: Female, 30s-40s, A comedic actress to play 2 roles. Any ethnicity. Plays Mrs. Solyanka, the Russian cook who works for Mr. Boddy. She has a dark mysterious sensibility. Also plays The Motorist – A nervous man who stops by “Boddy manor” to ask for help after his car breaks down; ENSEMBLE MAN: Male, 30s-50s, A comic actor to play 2 roles. Any ethnicity. Must move well. Plays Mr. Boddy – An older distinguished gentlemen with a cold and scary demeanor, and a dark checkered past. Also plays, The Cop -- A “regular Joe”. Perhaps with a Chicago or Boston accent. When he enters “Boddy Manor”, he is incredibly suspicious of the proceedings. Equity Principal Auditions by appointment Jan 6 from 10am-6pm and Jan 7 from 12noon-6pm at Carleton Hall (1006 Old Bass River Rd., Dennis MA 02638). No scheduled break. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Equity members wishing to audition can email auditions@capeplayhouse.com for an appointment time. Prepare a three-minute monologue, 32 bars of a song, or one two-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song. If singing, bring sheet music; accompanist will be provided. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together.

 

'The WOUNDED SOUL' – JAN. 6 & 13 – NYC/NEW ROCHELLE - Endless Voice Productions LLC is The Wounded Soul, a play infused with song and dance. Synopsis: "The Wounded Soul" is about the journey of Nicole, a young girl who is drawn back to her past by hurt, however, on the verge of self-discovery. Nicole has an awakening in her mind, reminding her that she has an inner voice guiding her to make decisions. Ultimately, she has to choose whether to honor her authentic self or become someone she is not, which leads her to become someone she does not know. Rehearses on Saturdays (12noon-6pm) in NYC; performs Apr. 7-9, 2018 at a theater in NYC. Stipend available (depending on profit margins). Seeking—“Nicole” (Lead): Female, 20-36, has a false sense of self; unsure; strong, but feeling defeated; never truly feels grounded in who she is or what she believes, and as a result, is easily swayed into doing the wrong thing and making wrong choices. Must look similar to the Narrator (who is narrating the life of Nicole). Strong soulful singer and strong acting skills a must; Narrator (Lead): Female, 19-40, the Narrator is actually Nicole looking at her life in retrospect narrating about her past choices. Must look similar to the lead, Nicole. Must be well-spoken and able to evoke emotion in your acting (the Narrator is the important emotional thread of the play). Strong acting skills a must; “Mr. Clyde Robinson” (Supporting): Male, 26-40, personable and charming friend of the family's, but deceitful. Must be mature-looking; Mom (Supporting): Female, 27-44, outspoken, strong, and proud. Must be able to speak in a Jamaican dialect. Audition by appointment Jan 6 from 4pm-7pm in New York, NY. Open Casting Call Jan 13 from 11am-2pm at The Ground Floor (547 North Ave., New Rochelle NY 10801). Seeking talent from Mount Vernon NY. NYC auditions by invitation only. It would be beneficial to come prepared with a short, memorized presentation (monologue) that best exemplifies the characteristics of the role. If auditioning for a vocal part, come prepared with a song that best shows your vocal ability. Make sure you are available for the production schedule prior to audition. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the production company.

 

'CIAO BAMBINO' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 7 - EAT Creations, LLC is casting Ciao Bambino, a new Italian-American musical that is the story of a young, courageous woman from Italy who in 1950 moves to New York City in hopes of creating a new life, and ends up finding herself through music, laughter and love. Synopsis: Adapting to new life in America, Elizabetta deals with the challenges of trying to fit into an “American” society, while also staying true to her “Italian” traditions. While pursuing Love and Music, Elizabetta discovers her passion and joy in the areas where she least expected she would. Such as by teaching at the rowdy St. Anthony’s school, where she discovers new and exciting challenges that await her in life. Songs include original music that reflects the sounds of the Mediterranean infused with the sounds of the 60’s, titles including “It feels good to be Italian”, “I want to be in Italy”, “Vita Mia” and “La Mia Estate Amore”. Ciao Bambino tells the story of overcoming heartbreak, language/social barriers of Italian Americans in New York during the 1950’s, it is a story filled with passion, determination love, and laughter that the entire family can enjoy, and sing along too. Rehearsals begin Jan 7, 2018 in NYC; runs Apr. 7-8 at the 13th Street Repertory Theater (Off-Off Broadway) in NYC. Seeking—“Andy” (Lead): Male, 20-39, Jewish-American; a Jazz nightclub singer/love interest of Principal female; good looking, needs to portray being able to play piano; strong tenor vocalist; “Mother Marie” (Supporting): Female, 40-49, ideally to portray strict, but comedic Nun at Catholic High School in 1950; strong vocalist, mezzo-soprano; “Maximo” (Supporting): Male, 20-39, Italian-American; ladies’ man, troublemaker, a bit arrogant; father owns Gelato shop in town; strong tenor singer. Seeking talent from New York NY. Send video, resume, and headshot to Ciaobambinomusical@gmail.com.

 

'COOKIN' At The COOKERY' - JAN. 7 DEADLINE - Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara is seeking submissions for Cookin' at the Cookery: The Music and Times of Alberta Hunter. Marion J. Caffey, dir.-writer; Rehearses May 15-23 in NYC, then moves to California; opens June 7; closes June 24, with possible extension to July 1, in Santa Barbara CA. Pays: $800/wk. min. Equity SPT Contract. Seeking—“Alberta:” 50+, African-American, female. Expert blues and jazz singer with strong acting foundation; should move well/plays multiple characters--but primarily portrays the legendary Alberta Hunter in her later years; Young “Alberta:” 20s to early 30s, African-American, female. Strong triple threat and true chameleon, will play multiple characters, including men; must be able to impersonate Louis Armstrong; expert blues and jazz singer with strong acting foundation. Seeking talent from New York NY. For consideration, email (preferred method) or mail picture and resume ASAP. Deadline for receipt: Jan. 7. Submit to submissions@michaelcassara.net or Michael Cassara Casting, 333 W. 39th St., Suite #800, Attn: "Cookin' at the Cookery," New York NY 10018. NYC appointment auditions for this project in January 2018. For more information, visit http://www.etcsb.org/.

 

NEW MUSICAL DEVELOPMENT – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 8 - Associated with 92nd St. Y Musical Theatre Development Lab: Collective is casting a new musical in development. Janelle Lawrence, book-music-lyrics; Synopsis: This musical is about discovering your inner goddess while solidifying your connection with the people you've been taught to compete against. Three women fighting to keep two positions at a firm take on a case where the town can't figure out how three men were murdered but can pinpoint three women who claim they are goddesses. Can the three women of Mixing Marx with Madness Firm free the three goddess and save their jobs? Looking to cast a team to work with the development of this piece throughout the next six months (no more than four rehearsals a month). There will be demo recording opportunities and possibly Musical Theatre Factory events to present/perform in. Rehearsals will be scheduled around the performers' pre-existing schedules. Availability will be considered but is not a deal-breaker. Variety of locations in NYC (as of now 92nd St. Y will be the resident rehearsal space). Next presentation day: Dec. 22. No pay; meals provided on arranged presentation days and evening rehearsals. In the case of an out-of-town performance, transportation and/or housing provided. Seeking—“Oshun” (Lead): Female, 25-40, African goddess, mezzo-soprano; all goddess roles are open to all people who identify as women or with their inner goddess; “Blodeuwedd” (Lead): Female, 25-40, Welsh goddess, soprano; all goddess roles are open to all people who identify as women or with their inner goddess; “Kali Ma” (Lead): Female, 25-40, Hindu goddess, alto (contralto); all goddess roles are open to all people who identify as women or with their inner goddess; “Gwendolyn” (Lead): Female, 18-40, human reincarnation of Guanyin, lawyer at firm. Soprano; “Heather” (Lead): Female, 20-40, human reincarnation of Hecate, lawyer at firm, mezzo-soprano; “Cleo” (Lead): Female, 18-40, human reincarnation of Isis, lawyer at firm, alto; Police Chief (Supporting): Male, 22-50, rapping necessary, bass; Furie 1 (Supporting): 18-35, mythical entity, mezzo-soprano; Furie 2 (Supporting): 18-35, mythical entity, soprano; Furie 3 (Supporting): 18-36, mythical entity, alto; “Zeus” (Supporting): Male, 25-45, Greek god, tenor; all god roles are open to all people who identify as men or with their inner god; “Odin” (Supporting): Male, 20-45, Norse god, bass; all god roles are open to all people who identify as men or with their inner god; “Shan Yu” ((Supporting): Male, 25-45, East Asian warrior, bass. Seeking talent from Brooklyn NY. To apply, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'MAMMA MIA!' and 'OKLAHOMA!' – JAN. 8 - Derby Dinner Playhouse is casting Mamma Mia! or Oklahoma! for Derby Dinner Playhouse, a year-round, non-Equity, professional dinner theater in Louisville KY. Roles already contracted and not available: Sophie, Donna, Tanya, Rosie ("Mamma Mia!") and Aunt Eller, Will Parker, Ado Annie ("Oklahoma!"). Mamma Mia! rehearsals begin Feb. 5, 2018; runs Feb. 21-Apr. 8. Oklahoma! rehearsals begin Mar. 26; runs Apr. 11-May 27. Pays: $350-$500/wk., including travel, housing, and meals. Seeking—Various Roles for Oklahoma! and Mamma Mia (Supporting): 21-40. Open Casting Call Jan 8 from 10am-5pm at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., 4th fl., New York NY 10018). Be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song from either musical score (Mamma Mia! or Oklahoma!) and have a short comedic monologue prepared. Callbacks by invitation only from 6pm-10pm.

 

EQUITY, 'ONE THOUSAND NIGHTS And A DAY' – JAN. 8 - Prospect Theater Company is a company of versatile actor-singers, whose ethnic diversity reflects contemporary NYC, who possess strong movement skills and outstanding musicianship, to portray the roles in the world premiere of One Thousand Nights and a Day, a new musical. Jason Grote, book-lyrics; Marisa Michelson, composer; Synopsis: This is the world premiere production of the new musical One Thousand Nights and One Day, based on Jason Grote's critically-acclaimed play, "1001." This kaleidoscopic reinvention of "The Arabian Nights" wraps stories within stories, deconstructing and examining narrative, the Middle East and identity through the modern-day love story of Alan and Dahna, a Jewish man and a Palestinian woman, who are graduate students living in contemporary NYC. Rehearsals will begin on or about March 12, 2018 in a studio location TBD in Manhattan, NYC; runs April 4-29 at the new ART/NY Mezzanine Theatre (502 West 53rd St.) in NYC. Pays: Around $500/week (estimated). Equity LOA-NYC Contract. Seeking—Dahna/Scheherazade: Female, 25-35, A role moving between the mythical Persian storyteller, and a contemporary New Yorker raised in Brooklyn after her parents immigrated from Palestine. Scheherazade is a brilliant and self-possessed woman, saving the kingdom with her ability to weave tales; she has a grounded and powerful sexuality. Dahna is a brilliant and self-possessed Columbia graduate student, thoughtfully grappling with pressure from her family, a kind-yet-imperfect boyfriend, and a romantic dilemma that forces her to make a difficult choice. Actor should handle elevated language with ease, and be able to access a deep emotional reserve of both fierce strength and great vulnerability. Seeking a strong mover, as there will be light choreography. Mezzo-soprano with wide range and strong musicianship. An advanced singer with intuitive energetic awareness and a playful sense of invention. Strong classical ability from C4-A5; Contemporary musical theater ability from G3-E5; Alan/Shahriyar: Male, late 20s-30s. Alan is a well-intentioned, Jewish-American intellectual who wants to please those around him. After a violent incident, he becomes trapped within the labyrinth of his own mind, and throughout the play is struggling to piece his world back together. This actor also plays the tyrannical Persian King Shahriyar, who marries Scheherazade, and eventually falls in love with her, through her story-telling prowess. Actor should handle elevated language with ease. Bari-Tenor; The One-Eyed Arab and Others: Male, 40s-50s. At times the narrator. Must be a versatile comic with tremendous acting range. Also plays Mostafa, a Palestinian man, and others as cast. Bari-Tenor;  Sunyazada, Lubna & Others: Female, 20s–30s. Precocious little sister of Scheherazade/Dahna, and others as cast. Mezzo with strong character acting ability and sense of comedy. Role requires ability to handle patter; Asser & Others:” Male, 20s-30s. Asser is an international banker who begins an online, arranged relationship with Dahna. Must have a strong sense of comedy with versatile acting
ability. Also plays Yahya Al-Husayni, and other roles as cast. Bari-Tenor; The Virghin Brie & Others: Female, 20s–30s. Must have a strong sense of comedy with versatile acting ability. Also plays The Princess Maridah, and others as cast. Comic soprano – role requires ability to sing lengthy phrases with fluidity; Wazir & Others: Male, 30s-40s. A strong, intelligent, sometimes intimidating man. Plays Wazir, an adviser to Shahriyar, the Djinn, and others as cast. Tenor. Equity Principal Audition Jan 8 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. Additional auditions will be held by appointment, beginning Jan. 9, 2018. Actors unable to attend the EPA may be considered for an appointment by submitting headshot/resume to casting@ProspectTheater.org. Actors should come prepared to sing a brief musical theater selection from their repertoire, and may be asked to vocally improvise in the style of the show, in an exercise led by the music director and composer. Visit www.marisamichelson.com for more information on the composer’s work.

 

EQUITY, 'SOUL DOCTOR' – JAN. 8 & 9 - Soul Doctor is casting Equity actor-singer-instrumentalists for three roles in Soul Doctor. Daniel Wise, book; Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, music; David Schechter, lyrics; Rehearsals begin Mar. 5, 2018; runs Apr. 3-22 at the Lyceum Theater in San Diego CA. Possible L.A. Engagement from May 1-13. Contract pending. Seeking—“Shlomo Carlebach:” Male, 35-55, baritone. Strong actor with a warm personality and charisma who sings well and plays guitar. A modern-day troubadour, he ignited the spirit of millions around the world with his soul-stirring melodies, transformative storytelling, and boundless love. Soul Doctor takes us on a musical odyssey through the challenges and triumphs of this cultural phenomenon: his childhood escape from Nazi Germany, becoming a rabbinical prodigy in America; his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone, discovering gospel and soul music; his meteoric rise as a rock star rabbi in the 1960s, performing with Bob Dylan, Jefferson Airplane, and The Grateful Dead; especially his struggle to reconcile for himself and his conservative father, his deep traditional roots, with his desire to reach people of all backgrounds in the free-love generation; and his personal conflicts trying to keep his family together while traversing the globe as a Soul Doctor, bringing joy and song to the lonely, the searching and the brokenhearted; Shlomo’s Father: Male, 50-65, baritone/tenor. Dignified, cultured Viennese Orthodox rabbi. Learned, urbane, erudite, and kind. He was the chief rabbi of Vienna before having to flee the Nazis; “Nina Simone:” Female, 20-35, killer soul singer. Deeply soulful and insightful, with an edge and attitude. Smart, super talented jazz-soul singer-pianist. Strong center. Somewhat angry about how hard it is for a young black woman to make it, but too spiritually connected to be really bitter. At her core, there is joy. Ideally plays piano well. Must have excellent comic timing; Singers & Dancers (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Audition Jan 8 from 10am-6pm at Nola Studios (250 W. 54th St., Studio A, New York NY 10019) and Equity Chorus Calls Jan 9 at 10am for Equity female singers & 2pm for Equity male singers at Nola Studios (250 W. 54th St., New York NY 10019). EPAs: EPA procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare material in the style of the show, and if you play guitar or piano, bring material to accompany yourself. Piano accompanist provided. ECC Singers: ECC procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief song appropriate to the style of the show. If you play a musical instrument, it is a plus but not mandatory. Bring your instrument with you and prepare 16 bars to show skill level if asked (especially seeking guitar, bass, keyboards, violin, clarinet, flute, and percussion). Bring pix & resume, stapled together. Callbacks Jan. 12. NYC appointment auditions to be held on an upcoming date TBD. Email submissions to souldoctorsubmissions@gmail.com. You must put your union affiliation and role you are submitting for in the subject line or your submission may not be opened.

 

'BLACK PANTHER WOMEN' – JAN. 8 & 9 - Women of Color Productions, Inc. is casting a play, Black Panther Women, about the women in the Black Panther Party from the late '60s to '70s. Company states: "We are looking for actresses who know a lot to little to nothing about that time period to be part of the show performances. The actresses need to be professional actresses. We are looking for strong, powerful, and dynamic actresses. Activists. Women who are versatile and can adapt to playing multiple roles, both male and female, in a very fast-paced show. This is also part of a documentary film." Rehearses Jan. 16-Feb. 12; tech Feb. 13-15; runs Feb. 16 through March in NYC. Stipend will be provided. Seeking union and nonunion talent. Union Status pending. Seeking—“Afeni” (Supporting): Female, 18-30, has a great sense of humor, a big heart, and a legal mind; “Elizabeth” (Supporting): Female, 18-30, deeply passionate about empowering the people and getting Huey out of prison; she can out agree anyone, yet, she ends up in exile feeling alone; “Assata” (Supporting): Female, 18-30, curious by nature and questions everything; she is a country girl at heart, yet is restless; she is always one step ahead; “Gloria” (Supporting): Female, 18-30, biracial and has a lot of inner turmoil from it; loves to sing; a worker bee; uses her intellect and sexuality to get ahead; she can be brutal at times; “J. Edgar Hoover” (Supporting): Female, 35-50, head of the FBI; wants to destroy the Black Panther Party; “Joyce” (Supporting): Female, 18-35, trains new recruits; she is like a drill sergeant, yet is maternal; she does yoga to relax her mind and fight fear; she can be ruthless if need be; Eldridge/Ensemble (Supporting): Female, 20-35, Eldridge is domineering and ruled by ego; he is a visionary; Huey/Ensemble (Supporting): Female, 18-30, Huey is highly intellectual, yet has a gangster quality about him; he can be sadistic and paranoid when hooked on drugs. Auditions by appointment Jan 8 & 9 in New York NY. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Prepare two contrasting two-minute monologues along with two headshots and resumes. Also prepare one a cappella song. Be prepared to attend a callback, if requested. Callbacks Jan 9. Note in your submission if you are not able to attend the auditions on Jan. 8 or 9, and send your headshot and resume along with a reel. Note your availability between Jan. 15-March 4 in your cover letter. We will contact you with an assigned audition time and location. Also looking for actresses who move well or can dance. Be prepared to move if requested. Seeking actors who can play character roles and some who look as young as 13 but can age into late 20s-40s. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'KINKY BOOTS' – JAN. 9 - Troika Entertainment is casting male singers for Kinky Boots, a non-union tour. Harvey Fierstein, book; Cyndi Lauper, music-lyrics; Rehearsals begin early Summer 2018; opening July 2018; contracted through Summer 2019. Note: Tour will open in Asia in July 2018 and tour Asia until October 2018. It will return to the States and reopen December 2018, continuing until summer 2019. Performance Salary: $450/week minimum. Per diem, housing, travel, and health insurance provided. Seeking—“Charlie Price” (Lead): Male, 25-35, just out of university, a really nice guy who has no clue what to do with the rest of his life; he’s handsome, lovable, but there’s a temper right under the skin; henpecked by his girlfriend and a little lost; must have a great rock belt to a B-flat; Lola/Simon (Lead): Male, 30-39, an emotionally and physically challenging role requires the body of a boxer, with the soul of a Diva to play this scene-stealing drag performer; must have a killer voice with power blues and gospel chops; sings to a B-flat. Lola dances in very high heels and so must move well; this role calls for a star; this is the Tony Award Winning role originated by actor Billy Porter; “Don” (Lead): Male, 30-49, Lola’s nemesis; burly hyper-masculine bear of a factory worker; must have a strong pop/rock voice; Angels (Supporting): Male, 20-39, any ethnicity, 5’8” or taller; these are the six drag performers who populate The Blue Angel Nightclub; they need to be versatile, but also terrific dancers, singers and actors; this ain’t a job for no wall-flowers; tumbling, acro and tricks a plus; will be required to dance in heels; may cover principal roles; especially seeking strong tenors and tumblers; Male Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 20-49, any ethnicity; all must at least move well and have great pop voices; to appear in the ensemble and play various roles, including: “Harry” Male, 20s – 30s, any ethnicity; a contemporary of Charlie’s but his opposite; Harry is successful, self-aware and confident; also plays a delivery man, factory worker, photographer, etc; must have a good voice; may understudy Charlie; “Mister Price” male, 50s, Caucasian; Charlie’s father and owner of the shoe factory in the opening and closing sequences; also plays a pub patron, factory worker, etc for the rest of the show; must have a good voice; “Richard Bailey” male, 30s-40s, any ethnicity. Nicola’s boss; an overtly attractive and successful man; a real threat to Charlie; one of the hooligans, factory workers, etc.; must have a good voice; may cover principal roles; may understudy Charlie; “Simon Sr” male to play 40s-50s, African-American; Lola’s father; an unforgiving tower of anger; he works in the opening, and two scenes in act two; otherwise he will play the homeless man, a factory worker, etc.; must have a good voice; may cover principal roles. Male Swings (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 20-39, any ethnicity; to cover the onstage ensemble factory workers, the featured ensemble roles of the Angels, and possibly principal roles; must be terrific dancers, singers and actors; these are offstage tracks. Open Casting Call Jan 9 from 10am-6pm at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave, 4th Floor, New York NY 10018). Sign-in begins at 9am. Prepare a pop/rock/R&B song that is not written for a musical. Familiarize yourself with the score and sing something in the style of the show. Absolutely no musical theatre. Have sheet music in the correct key: an accompanist will be provided. Bring your book and an up-to-date headshot and resume.

 

'SIDE SHOW' – JAN. 9 & 10 – FAIR LAWN - Old Library Theatre is casting Side Show, the musical (2014 Revival) by Bill Russell and Henry Krieger. Rehearsals will be at 1 of 3 places: either at the theater at George Frey Art Center, 10-10 20th St., Fair Lawn NJ; Saint Mark's Church in Teaneck NJ; or Rhino Studio in Pompton Lake NJ. There are 6 shows: Mar. 9-11 and 16-18 (Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm). This is a community theatre production. There is no pay and no charge to participate. Seeking—“Violet Hilton” (Lead): Female, 16-30, must look similar to the actress cast as Daisy; “Daisy Hilton” (Lead): Female, 16-35, must look similar to the actress cast as Violet; “Terry Connor” (Lead): Male, 18-35, the reason the girls leave the side show. He is a man of low morality; “Buddy Foster” (Lead): Male, 18-35, kind but has a lot of secrets; “Jake” (Lead): Male, 18-40, prefer the actor not be white. Must be able to sing. Also plays the "Cannibal King;" “Sir” (Supporting): Male 18+, a master of ceremonies type; 3-Legged Man/Ensemble (Supporting): 18+, Actor must sing and move well; Geek/Ensemble (Supporting): 18+, Must be able to sing and move well; Fortune Teller/Ensemble (Supporting): Female, 18+, Must be able to sing and move well; “Venus de Milo/Ensemble (Supporting): Female, 18+, Must be able to sing and move well; Dog Boy/Ensemble (Supporting): Male, 18+, Must be able to sing and move well; “Harry Houdini/Ensemble (Supporting): Male, 18+, Must be able to sing and move well; Ray/Ensemble (Supporting): Male, 18+, Must dance well and sing well; Lizard Man/Ensemble (Supporting): Male, 18+, Must be able to sing and dance well; Bearded Lady/Ensemble (Supporting): Female, 18+, Must be able to sing and move well; Auntie/Ensemble (Supporting): Female, 18+, Must be able to sing and move well; Tattoo Girl/Ensemble (Supporting): Female, 18+, Must be able to sing and move well; Other Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, Must be able to sing and move well. Open Casting Calls Jan 9 at 6:30pm and Jan 10 at 6:30pm at 10-10 20th St., Fair Lawn NJ 07410. Callbacks by appointment Jan 11. Seeking unique, talented individuals who do not fit the traditional musical theatre cast. Seeking great singers with non-traditional body types. This is a very different show. Come prepared to sing 30 bars of music and be prepared to be interviewed for possible parts. Be aware the call back will require movement/dance.

 

‘AVENUE Q' – JAN. 9, 11 & 13 – PEEKSKILL - Spotlight Theatre Productions is casting Avenue Q. Puppetry experience not necessary. Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays (7:30pm-9:45pm) and Saturdays (9am-1pm). Not all cast members will be called to every rehearsal. Production dates: Mar. 16-25, 2018 in Briarcliff Manor NY. Seeking—Principle and Chorus Roles: Males & Females, 18-70. Open Casting Calls Jan 9 from 7pm-9:45pm, Jan 11 from 7pm-9:45pm and Jan 13 from 9am-10:15am and by appointment Jan 13 from 10:30am-1pm at Field Library (4 Nelson Ave., lower level senior center, Peekskill NY 10566). Seeking talent from New York NY. Prepare a song to sing that shows off your vocal range and you may sing a song from Avenue Q. An accompanist will be provided. Puppetry experience not necessary. Call 845/526-3461 for an audition appointment.

 

'The DAYS Of '98 SHOW With SOAPY SMITH' – JAN. 10 - Gold Rush Productions, Inc. is seeking talent for The Days of '98 Show with Soapy Smith. Synopsis: An Alaskan tradition since 1923, this colorful vaudevillian musical entertains audiences with the tale of Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith, Alaska’s most notorious outlaw. The Days of ’98 Show features turn-of-the-century tunes, original music, gold rush humor, and the can-can! Contracts run from late April 2018-late September (approx. 5 months) in Skagway AK. Pays between $1600-$1800/month, depending on duties. Housing and transportation are provided. Seeking—“Belle Davenport” (Lead): Female, 22-40, the saloon's resident Madame and Soapy's mistress. Belt/Mix and legit soprano. Note: All female roles require strong vocals, dance, and comic ability. Should have high-kicks for can-can. Each performer plays two of the three roles in rotation; “Squirrel-Tooth Alice” (Supporting): Female, 18-30, dancehall girl, man-eater, spitfire. Belt/Mix. Note: All female roles require strong vocals, dance, and comic ability. Should have high-kicks for can-can. Each performer plays two of the three roles in rotation; “Molly Phewclothes” (Supporting): Female, 21-30, dancehall girl, flirty, dizzy. Belt/Mix. Note: All female roles require strong vocals, dance, and comic ability. Should have high-kicks for can-can. Each performer plays two of the three roles in rotation; “Jefferson Randolph ‘Soapy’ Smith” (Lead): Male, 21-40, a charming and manipulative con-man; he is both hero and villain. Baritone: Low A to D. An historical figure, the show is based on the real events of his life and death. Note: Must be comfortable with audience interaction and delivering monologues. Must grow full beard. Dancing not required, but should be a good mover. Seeking a very strong actor with musical ability. Open Casting Call Jan 10 from 9am-12noon for female singers who dance & Jan 10 from 2pm-4pm for male actors who sing at Ripley Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., 16th fl., New York NY 10018). All participants must be 21 years of age. Submit a recording of the sides provided, a recording that demonstrates your singing ability, plus your headshot and resume.

 

'OCEAN IN A TEACUP' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 10 - JK Entertainment is seeking talent for a reading of an original musical drama that takes place in India in 1946. Rehearsals begin Jan. 10; reading Jan. 21 in NYC. Production states: "This will be a 29-hour AEA reading." Seeking—“Thakur” (Lead): Male, 40-60; “Shefali” (Lead): Feamle, 20-35; “Khalil” (Supporting): Male, 21-44; “Raja” (Supporting): Male, 30-50. Seeking talent from New York NY. Include links to video showing vocal performances and acting performances. Apply via backstage.com or contact the entertainment company.

 

'HUMANITY's CHILD' – JAN. 10 & 11 – HARTFORD - Humanity's Child is casting Humanity's Child, a new musical by Composer/Lyricist John McDonnell Tierney (www.humanityschild.com) Seeking both male and female singers to form an SATB “back-up group” known as “THE COUSINS.” This group is a major aspect of the show, sings in 7/10 scenes, and features solos, back-up harmony, and lots of big unisons. Established groups are encouraged to apply. Performs Wednesday and Thursday evenings (Jan. 10-11; 6pm-10pm) at AMS Studios in E. Hartford CT. Note: Snow date is Jan. 17-18. $50.00 stipend plus amenities. Reimburses for mileage over 50 mi. one way. Seeking—Various Roles: Males & Females, 18-30. Humanity’s Child Female, “petite,” appearing young 20’s, alto; The Storyteller Male /Female, appearing 30’s, tenor/soprano; Ananda, Duscha, Asher, Jazlaan, Lowenna, Radinka, Macario,Vidor As Humanity’s Cousins: appearing age 18-25, SATB; (Alternatively as Humanity’s Aunts and Uncles: SATB); The Family Kin As Humanity’s Extended Family: Ages 8-80; unison vocals; (optional for large multi-age ensembles). As the story evolves, Humanity’s child encounters her fears and anxieties about the future while struggling to make sense of a terror filled world. Family members, (Humanity’s Cousins) offer support and guidance as to just how she might, in fact, not only live but thrive in a very scary world. They encourage her to “participate joyfully in the fullness life,” while acknowledging the inextricable reality of sorrow and sadness that is ever a part of that “fullness. Audition by appointment Jan 10 from 6pm-11pm at AMS Studios (86 Church Street, E. Hartford, CT 06108). Callbacks Jan. 11. Seeking talent from Shleburne Falls MA. We will invite candidates based on resumes and media samples (audio, video, photos, etc.) to participate in an audio recording of the Humanity’s Child full score (approx. 50:00 minutes of music). Invited performers will be expected to come to the recording sessions fully prepared. We provide practice tracks, demos, and musical scores as well as one-to-one coaching/rehearsal on request. Based on performance and fit in the “paid audition” phase of the production process, performers may (or may not) be invited to participate in on-going events including: YouTube Videos, Live Performances, Festivals, and regional touring, all of which have the goal of generating meaningful income and career enhancement for participants. Therefore, we encourage performers with aspirations and intentions of pursuing a career in musical theater to apply.

 

BARNSTORMERS THEATRE – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 11 - Barnstormers Theatre is casting Non-Equity and EMC actors for the Summer 2018 Season, opens June 28- closes Sep. 1, 2018. Season rehearses and runs in Tamworth NH. Seeking— Non-Equity and EMC actors: 18+. Auditions by appointment only Jan. 11 and Jan. 12 at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Avenue, NYC). For an appointment contact office@barnstormerstheatre.org

 

EQUITY, KENNEDY CENTER TYA 2018-19 SEASON – JAN. 11 – WASHINGTON DC - Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences is casting Equity actors and singers for various roles in the upcoming 2018-19 Kennedy Center TYA seasons. Actors will be signed on as actor-ASMs. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend. Season includes: "Production #1 - Title TBD" (Oliver Jeffers, book; Zak Engel, composer. Runs Nov. 20-Dec. 21, 2018); "Production #2 - Title TBD" (Runs Mar. 12-24, 2019); Developmental Readings - TBD Resident Productions for 2019-2020 Season (exact dates TBD); and Me…Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall (Patrick McDonnell and Aaron Posner, adaptation; Andy Mitton, music-lyrics; Patrick McDonnell, book; National tour: Jan.-Apr. 2019). Season rehearses and runs in Arlington VA. Pays: $522.25/wk. and $118.50/performance. Equity TYA Contract. Seeking—Actors: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Audition Jan 11 from 10am-2:30pm (lunch 12:30pm-1pm) at Kennedy Center (2700 F St. NW, Washington DC 20566; No appointments for this EPA. Sign-in begins at 10am. Sign in at the Opera House Stage Door, located in the Hall of Nations side of the building. Parking will not be reimbursed; Metro is recommended). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. All actors must prepare a comedic, contemporary monologue, no longer than 90 seconds. For those actors wishing to be considered for a musical, you must also prepare 16 bars of a standard musical theater song. Piano accompaniment will be provided. Bring pix & resume, stapled together. Any questions in advance, email kctya@kennedy-center.org. For more info, visit www.kennedy-center.org.

 

'EMPEROR's NEW CLOTHES' – JAN. 11 & 14 – POTTSTOWN - The Company Theatre and Steel River Playhouse is seeking musicians and performers for a Theatre for Young Audiences production of Emperor's New Clothes, a fanciful musical with 5 roles ranging in ages 15–40. Rehearses Jan. 29-Mar. 29, 2018 (2x/week); tech rehearsals will run Apr. 2-6 (evenings); performs Apr. 7, 8, 14, & 15. Company states: "There will also be a few daytime weekday performances for elementary schools that will be traveling to the theatre. This is a wonderful outreach program that services under privileged kids. Approx. 4-6 performances." A stipend of approx. $250/actor. Seeking—“Arno” (Lead): Male, 15-20, the palace’s scrub boy, who is outgoing and impulsive; he says the first thing that comes into his head. Vocal range: G4 (top) to B-flat2 (bottom); “Swindler” (Lead): Male, 20-40, makes the “magic” clothes for Marcus; a conniving, imaginative showman who is extremely skilled at his art of trickery. Vocal range: F4 (top) to C3 (bottom); “Deena” (Lead): Female, 30-45, the royal clothes-maker; motherly, level-headed, bossy, and nervous. Vocal range: E5 (top) to B3 (bottom); “William” (Lead): Male, 30-50, the royal advisor; fatherly and a little henpecked; tries to be authoritative and responsible, but generally fails. Vocal range: F4 (top) to A2 (bottom); “Marcus” (Lead): Male, 20-30, the emperor and the story's protagonist; has a powerful imagination and is very intelligent; however, he lacks self-confidence. Vocal range: F4 (top) B-flat2 (bottom). Auditions by appointment Jan 11 from 6:30pm-9:30pm and Jan 14 from 6:30pm-9:30pm at Steel River Playhouse (245 East High St., Pottstown PA 19464). Callbacks Jan 15 by invitation only. Seeking talent from Chester Springs PA. Send an email to casting@steelriver.org for an audition time slot. No walk-ins will be seen. For auditions, prepare 32 bars of a song of your choice, and a monologue. Bring sheet music for the accompanist. Combined audition materials should not be more than 5 minutes in length. More production info is available at www.thecotheatre.com and www.steelriver.org.

 

'MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 12 - HART Theatre is casting a production of the musical Million Dollar Quartet. The show recreates a 1956 jam session at Sun Records that featured Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Elvis, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Rehearses May 7-17, 2018; runs May 18-June 10 (Thurs.-Sun.) at the HART Theatre, Waynesville NC (located 20 miles west of Asheville). Pays: $400/week, plus housing and travel provided.  Seeking—“Carl Perkins” (Lead): Male, 18-35, an actor/musician; rock 'n roll singer-lead guitarist; “Jerry Lee Lewis” (Lead): Male, 18-35, actor/musician; a rock 'n roll singer-pianist. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Apply via backstage.com or contact the theatre. In your cover letter, note availability, and any prior experience with this character.

 

'LOVE Is A MANY SPLINTERED THING' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 12 - Western Star Productions, LLC is casting Love is a Many Splintered Thing, a fast-paced, zippy musical about relationships, looked at through nostalgic Top-40 hits throughout several decades. Songs: “Hooked on a Feeling," “Should I Do It?," “Don’t Fall in Love With a Dreamer," “Wanderer," “Wedding Bell Blues," “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”, “You Make My Dreams come True," and so many more. It is the story of six high-school friends and their relationships with each other as well as their lives ten years after high school. Rehearses Jan. 29-Feb. 9; runs Feb. 9-Mar. 25. All rehearsals and performances take place at the Pines Dinner Theatre in Allentown, PA. This a "per show" contract with a rehearsal stipend. Housing is also available for this contract. Seeking—“Bill” (Lead): Male, 18-35, a classic narcissist with an overriding desire to get his way; attractive, well-groomed, and preppy; he is a charming, sweet-talking guy who is good with people but he is a "commitment-phobe." He is the eternal "wanderer." Tenor; “Yale” (Lead): Male, 18-35, shy, gentle, and geeky; he is fearful of the world and people, especially girls; he wishes he could fit in. In Act 1, Yale is a good student but a social outcast. In Act 2, we discover a changed man--a financially successful businessman in the tech field, though his social skills are still lacking. Bari-tenor; “Sean” (Lead): Male, 18-35, a good man, a lover of life, and a dedicated friend; he is funny, full of energy, and always the life of the party. Sean is very much in love with his high school sweetheart, Roberta, and the two eventually marry. Slowly, Sean begins to take his beloved for granted, and is forced to face the consequences. Bari-Bass; “Roberta” (Lead): Female, 18-35, a dedicated friend and is full of life; but she is also very matter-of-fact and never afraid to speak her mind. She loves Sean but doesn't let him get away with any nonsense. Mezzo/Alto-belter. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'HAIR' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 12 - Short North Stage is casting the role of Claude in Hair at Short North Stage in Columbus OH. Nonunion contract, EMC points available. Rehearsals begin Mar. 13, 2018; runs Apr. 5-29 in Columbus OH. Pays: $400/wk. plus travel, single-room housing, and EMC points. Seeking—“Claude” (Lead): Male, 18-29, male, any ethnicity, 20s, rock or folk tenor and strong actor. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Send a video of the provided sides for Claude via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

The HARLEM REPERTORY THEATRE – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 12 - The Harlem Repertory Theatre is casting the 2018 Season, which includes: In the Heights, Jamaica (rehearses Jan. 14-19; performances begin Jan. 20); A Raisin in the Sun, and The Wizard of Oz. Productions run at The Harlem Repertory Theatre, 240 E. 123rd St. in NYC. Pays: $50 per performance or $150 per week for 3-4 performances per week. Seeking—“Usnavi” (In The Heights)/”Cicero” (Jamaica) (Lead): Male, 20-32, an actor who sings and moves well to play Usnavi, the gullible yet streetwise owner of a bodega in Washington Heights. This actor will also play Cicero in "Jamaica," who falls in love with Ginger after many trials and tribulations; “Benn” (In The Heights)/”Koli” (Jamaica) (Lead): Male, 18-30, an actor who sings very well to play Benny, the industrious young man who is working hard to become a successful business man. This actor will also play Koli, who falls in love with the leading lady, Savannah (the role that made Lena Horn a Broadway star); Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the theatre.

 

'GREASE' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 12 - VP Dance Academy is casting all roles in Grease, the musical. Must be able to sing and dance. Rehearses once a week (Sundays 10:30am-1pm) beginning late Jan.-early Feb. at VP Dance Academy in Brinckerhoff NY; performs two shows Aug. 25 (2pm & 7pm) in Poughkeepsie NY. No pay. Nonunion. Seeking—“Danny” (Lead): Male, the leader of the "T-Birds"; well-built and good looking with an air of cool, easygoing charm; strong and confident. Must be able to convincingly play an older teenager (16+); “Kenickie:” second-in-command of the "T-Birds"; tough-looking, tattooed, and surly; avoids any show of softness; has an off-beat sense of humor. Must be able to convincingly play an older teenager (16+); “Doody” (Supporting): Male, youngest of the guys; small, boyish, and open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshiping attitude toward the other guys. Plays guitar (optional); “Roger” (Supporting): Male, the "anything for a laugh" stocky type; full of mischief, half-baked schemes, and ideas; a clown who enjoys putting other people on; “Sonny” (Supporting): Male, a wannabe tough guy who thinks he's a real lady killer; “Eugene” (Supporting): Male, the class valedictorian; physically awkward, with weak eyes and a high-pitched voice; a nerdy apple polisher; smug and pompous, but gullible. Possibility of casting two people as Eugene--one as student, one as adult; “Vince Fontaine” (Supporting): Male, typical "teen audience" radio disc jockey; slick, egotistical, and fast-talking; a veteran "greaser." Must be able to convincingly play an adult (25+); Teen Angel (Supporting): Male, a good-looking, falsetto-voiced crooner; a singer who would have caused the girls (and women) to scream and riot back in 1958. Possibility of casting a well-known NZ celebrity to play this role. Must be able to convincingly play a "celebrity" (25+); “Sandy” (Lead): Female, Danny's love interest; sweet, wholesome, naïve, and cute, like Sandra Dee of the "Gidget" movies. Must be able to play sassy and sultry after her transformation. Must be able to convincingly play an older teenager (16+); “Rizzo” (Supporting): Female, leader of the "Pink Ladies"; tough, sarcastic, and outspoken, but vulnerable during a pregnancy scare; Italian, with unconventional good looks. Must be able to convincingly play an older teenager (16+); “Frenchy” (Supporting): Female, a dreamer; good-natured, but a little dumb; heavily made-up; fussy about her appearance, particularly her hair; she can't wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician. Must be able to convincingly play an older teenager (16+); “Marty” (Supporting): Female, the "beauty" of the "Pink Ladies"; pretty; looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth; tries to act sophisticated. Must be able to convincingly play an older teenager (16+); “Jan” (Supporting): Female, energetic, bubbly, and eating all the time; loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with the boys; “Patty” (Supporting): Female, a typical all-American cheerleader; attractive and athletic; aggressive; sure of herself; given to burst of disconcerting enthusiasm; catty. Possibility of casting two people as Patty--one as student, one as adult. Must be able to convincingly play an older teenager (16+). Seeking talent from New York, Poughkeepsie NY. Be prepared to sing and dance at the auditions. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting academy.

 

'IN The HEIGHTS' – JAN. 12 – PORTSMOUTH - Seacoast Repertory Theatre is seeking versatile and dynamic singer-dancer-actors for the upcoming production of In the Heights. Lin-Manuel Miranda, music-lyrics; Quiara Alegría Hudes, book; Rehearsals begin Mar. 3 (combination of weekday daytimes, 10am-5pm; some evenings, 6pm-11pm; and weekend days/evenings); runs Mar. 23-Apr. 22 in Portsmouth NH. This is a paid position. Auditions are open to Equity and non-Equity. Seeking—“Usnavi” (Lead): Male, 20-29, owner of De la Vega’s Bodega (corner store), has a thing for Vanessa, worker, narrator, rapper/singer; high baritone/tenor to G4; “Nina Rosario” (Lead): Female, 18-26, very bright, sweet, feels that she has let everyone down when she drops out of college; high belter to F5; “Vanessa” (Lead): Female, 18-27, Usnavi’s love interest, works at Daniela’s salon, wants to get out of the barrio, must be a strong dancer; soulful high belter to E5; “Camila Rosario” (Lead): Female, 37-50, Nina’s mom, co-owner of Rosario’s Car and Limousine, determined to keep the family together, stands up to Kevin, she is the glue of the family, straight talker, Spanish-speaking a plus, no required dancing; strong singer-belter G3 to B4; “Abuela Claudia” (Supporting): Female, 55-80, from Cuba, raised Usnavi and Sonny, grand-matriarch of the community, wins the lottery, no required dancing; belter F-sharp3 to C5; “Benny” (Lead): Male, 18-28, works at Rosario’s Car and Limousine, has a thing for Nina, best friends with Usnavi, determined, singer/rapper; tenor to A-flat4; “Kevin Rosario” (Lead): Male, 37-50, Nina’s dad, co-owner of Rosario’s Car and Limousine, strong actor, dreaming of a better life for his daughter Nina, no required dancing, Spanish speaking a plus, singer; baritone to E4; “Daniela” (Supporting): Female, 20-39, salon owner, brash, funny, Spanish-speaking a plus, singer; belter G3-C5; “Sonny” (Supporting): Male, 18-27, Usnavi’s younger cousin, works at the bodega, Ghetto revolutionary, charming, rapper/singer; tenor to B4; Piragua Guy (Supporting): Male, 18-64, neighborhood ice man, cameo role, ensemble work, Spanish speaking a plus, movement required; tenor with extensive singing, must have sustainable A4; “Graffiti Pete” (Supporting): Male, 18-29, graffiti artist, ghetto talk, must have “swagger," rapper/singer, hip hop dancer; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-29, must be dancers and singers, dance in multiples styles such as hip hop and Latin, very active ensemble. Audition by appointment Jan 12 from 6pm-11pm at RepNorth Studios (1 Raynes Ave., Portsmouth NH 03801). Seeking talent from Boston MA; New York NY. Auditions are by appointment only. Submit electronically to schedule an audition appointment. Bring a headshot, resume, and a completed audition form to your audition appointment and arrive ten minutes prior to your scheduled time. Audition forms will be provided via email prior to auditions. Actors should prepare 16-32 bars of two contrasting songs in the style of the show (contemporary MT, rap, hip-hop, pop). Singing from the show is acceptable and encouraged. Select applicants may be asked to attend a dance call, so bring a change of clothes comfortable for movement. Callbacks Jan. 13 (6pm-11pm). For out-of-town actors unable to attend the local call. Submit a video of two 16-32 bar cuts of contrasting songs in the style of the show (contemporary MT, rap, hip hop, pop). Singing from the show is acceptable and encouraged. Send in your headshot, resume, and a completed audition form to auditions@seacoastrep.org with “In the Heights Video Submission” in the subject line. Due no later than Jan. 12.

EQUITY, 'The PRODUCERS' – JAN. 12 - Bristol Riverside Theatre is casting Equity actor-singers for four available roles in The Producers. Mel Brooks, music-lyrics; Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan, book; Synopsis: With the worst play, worst director, and worst actors in New York, how could they go right? Mel Brooks’ "The Producers" opened on Broadway to historic, unanimous rave reviews, earning a record-breaking twelve Tony Awards. This laugh-out-loud musical is the story of scheming producer Max Bialystock and his mousy accountant Leo Bloom. They discover that under the right circumstances they could make more money producing a flop than a hit. But what will they do when their sure-to-offend musical becomes a surprise sensation? This side-splitting tour-de-force spoofs grand, old-fashioned Broadway musicals while paying tribute to them all at the same time. Rehearsals begin Feb. 6, 2018; previews begin Mar. 6; runs Mar. 8-Apr. 1 in Bristol PA. Salaries listed with each role. Equity LOA Contract. Seeking—“Max Bialystock:” Male, 40-59, an over-the-top, high-energy, Professor Harold Hill/Tevyetype. Once known as the King of Broadway, he’s become a producer of Broadway flops. He raises money for his shows by romancing wealthy little old ladies. Always has an answer, always has a plan. A quick-talker, but you don’t miss a word he says. Perhaps one of the best roles ever written for a comic lead. Moderate dancing required. Must be able to move and have good stamina. Bari-tenor. Pays: $700/wk; “Leopold Bloom:” Male, 30-39, a lovable nerd that can sing, dance, and act. He is a meek and, at times, wimpy, law-abiding, and courteous accountant. He believes he should do everything by the book. Has always dreamed of being a Broadway producer. An absolute contrast to Max, character-wise and physically. He appears very neat and clean. Moderate to heavy dancing required. Tap and ballroom experiences preferred. Bari-tenor. Pays: $700/wk; “Ulla:” Female, 20-39, a knock-out, sexy, tall, blonde, Swedish woman. She comes to audition for the show, Max and Leo hire her as a receptionist/secretary, though her limited English allows her to say little more than “Bialystock and Bloom.” Swedish accent required. Moderate to heavy dancing required. Splits and ballroom preferred. Second soprano. Pays: $525/wk; “Franz Liebkind:” Male, 30-49, a German Nazi who now resides in New York and has written the play, “Springtime for Hitler,” a tribute to his titular hero. This is the play that Max hopes to produce that will be a sure-fire flop. When we first meet Franz, he is seen wearing lederhosen, army boots, and an army helmet while singing to his collection of singing carrier pigeons. He is a nut! Franz must be able to do a German accent that we can understand clearly. Light to moderate dancing, more character dancing than technical. Clear, understandable German accent required. Baritone. Pays: $525/wk. Audition by appointment Jan 12 in New York NY. For consideration, email (preferred) or mail pix & resume ASAP. Email submissions to: klappercasting@gmail.com. Mail submissions to: Stephanie Klapper Casting, 39 W. 19th St., 12th fl., Re: Producers/NYC Appts, New York NY, 10014.

 

WALNUT STREET THEATRE – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 13 – PHILADELPHIA - Walnut Street Theatre is seeking diverse male talent for an acting apprenticeship at Walnut Street Theatre between Jan.-May 2018. Apprentices perform in four educational outreach productions, one kid series show, and will understudy the Walnut's Mainstage. Term of scholarships vary, but will end by June 2018 in Philadelphia PA. Pays $350 weekly scholarship, plus gym membership and free tuition to Theatre School classes. Seeking—Acting Apprentice: 18+, diverse actors encouraged to apply; actors must sing. Seeking talent from Philadelphia PA. Email headshot, resume, and cover letter to Thomas Quinn, Director of Education, at education@walnutstreettheatre.org.

 

'MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET' UNDERSTUDIES - JAN. 14 DEADLINE - Barter Productions is two nonunion male actor-singer-guitarists to understudy separately the following tracks in the on-going national tour of Million Dollar Quartet. Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux, book; Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash, music; One actor will understudy Johnny Cash/Carl Perkins, and one will understudy Sam Phillips. Casting director states: "The AEA tour, which began in 2016, plays tour houses and multi-million-dollar casino performance venues. The understudies hired as must be nonunion." Tour segment 1 runs Feb. 2-10; tour segment 2 runs March 8-April 28 at various tour houses and casino performance venues. Pays: $650/wk base for rehearsal; $800/wk on tour, some additional if understudying two or three roles. Hotel. $50.00 per diem when on the road unless all meals are provided by venue. Seeking—Johnny Cash/Carl Perkins (Understudy): Male, 20-30, will understudy both Johnny Cash at the dawn of his epic career, and Carl Perkins the American pioneer of rockabilly music. As Johnny Cash: must be familiar with Cash's music and able to play guitar; tall; should sound and look somewhat like Johnny without being an “impersonator”; prepare a Johnny Cash song (or song in that style from that era) and accompany yourself on the guitar; in the production, Johnny Cash sings “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Sixteen Tons,” “I Walk The Line,” and “Riders In The Sky;” will understudy both Johnny Cash at the dawn of his epic career, and Carl Perkins the American pioneer of rockabilly music. As Johnny Cash: must be familiar with Cash's music and able to play guitar; tall; should sound and look somewhat like Johnny without being an “impersonator”; prepare a Johnny Cash song (or song in that style from that era) and accompany yourself on the guitar; in the production, Johnny Cash sings “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Sixteen Tons,” “I Walk the Line,” and “Riders In The Sky.” Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submission deadline is Jan. 14. How to submit: For Johnny Cash/Carl Perkins Understudy, video yourself on tape, playing guitar and singing one (1) Johnny Cash song, and one (1) Carl Perkins song. Highlight your guitar skills--preferably electric--with Perkins. Also on tape read the Johnny Cash/Carl Perkins U.S. sides. For Sam Phillips Understudy, video yourself reading the Sam Phillips U.S. sides. Send picture, resume, and online link(s) to your video(s), plus name the roles sought in the body of your email sent to: MDQ@PaulRussell.net. Details and materials also at: http://paulrussell.net/MillionDollarQuartet.html.

'YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN' – JAN. 14 & 15 – NEW MILFORD - TheatreWorks New Milford is casting the Mel Brooks musical Young Frankenstein. Rehearsals begin in late February-early March; runs weekends (Thurs.-Sun.) in May in New Milford CT. This is a non-profit, non-professional theater. Actors must own a vehicle and be in driving distance of the theater. Theater is unable to compensate for room/board, meals, travel, etc. New Milford is approximately 75 miles from New York City. There is no mass transit available. Seeking—“Frederick Frankenstein” (Lead): Male, 30-49, a famous scientist dedicated to his work and innocent of the world at large. A warm lyric baritone who sings to E-flat, and a comic actor who combines the manic energy of Danny Kaye with the charm and elegance of Fred Astaire. Sings with effortless charm ("Puttin' On the Ritz") and requires vocal power for a full-voice traditional Broadway ballad; “Igor” (Lead): Male, 30-65, a hunchback servant at the Frankenstein estate in Transylvania. Great comic role. High light baritone (to F-sharp); should have the nimble charm to sing English music hall-style songs; “Inga” (Supporting): Female, 18-35, a young local Transylvanian woman who becomes Dr. Frankenstein’s bubbly, not-so-bright young assistant; sexy, attractive. A resident of Transylvania. Vocal range: G-sharp below middle C to A above the treble staff. Yodeling is a plus; “Frau Bluchar” (Lead): Female, 40-69, the housekeeper at the Frankenstein estate. She keeps the secrets of the past. A great slyly comic role; requires skilled, dark, dramatic flair. Alto with a real sense of the Berlin Cabaret world of the 1920s and '30s. Solid belt up to B-flat and a workable mix that extends up to E-flat; “Inspector Klemp” (Supporting): Male, 40-60, head of the police in Transylvania, with a wooden arm and leg; justice-driven. A one octave below middle C to F above middle C; Blind Hermit (Supporting): Male, 30-60, lonely, poor, blind town hermit longing for a friend. Vocal range: B-flat one octave below middle C to D-flat just above middle C; “Ziggy” (Supporting): Male, 18-30, well-intentioned village idiot. Vocal range: F below middle C to F above middle C; “Elizabeth Benning” (Lead): Female, 30-45, self-loving, naive, boisterous fiancée of Frederick.; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-64, this group will portray gravediggers, villagers, passengers, mad scientists, and various supporting roles. A ton of stage time. Open Casting Calls Jan 14 from 2pm-5pm and Jan 15 from 7pm-9:30pm at TheatreWorks New Milford (5 Brookside Ave., New Milford CT 06776; Use the rear entrance at the audition location; GPS: 20 Elm St. Ext, New Milford CT). Those auditioning should be very familiar with the tone of the show. Prepare a song you are very familiar with that shows off your voice. There is no need to learn a song from the show. Dancers: Show up prepared to dance. Both men and women should bring character and tap shoes. For more info, visit http://theatreworks.us/actors/index.php after Dec. 20. Note: Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend. Seeking performers of all cultural backgrounds for all roles.

'TWISTED: The UNTOLD STORY Of A ROYAL VIZIER' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 15 - Makes Sense Theatrics is a blackbox production of the popular YouTube musical Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier, in New York City. Matt Lang, Nick Lang, Eric Kahn Gale, book; AJ Holmes, music; Kaley McMahon, lyrics; It's "Wicked," but about Disney's Aladdin's antagonist Jafar. This musical comedy parodies classic Disney films and parallels Schwartz's "Wicked." Production states "Makes Sense Theatrics is very excited to bring Twisted back to New York after a successful run at the Producers Club in April of 2017. " Rehearsals begins the week of Mar. 19, 2018; performances are scheduled for May 4-6 and 11-13, 2018 at the Point Theatre in the Bronx, NYC. Actors will receive a stipend and footage of the production for reel purposes. Proceeds from production will go toward licensing/production costs and furthering the show to larger audiences. Seeking—“Aladdin” (Lead): Male, Tenor to play 33; egotistical, player, selfish, and falsely heroic; great comedic timing and can easily play the villain; Belle/Maleficent (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18-35, soprano to play Belle, Maleficent and multiple chorus roles throughout the show; Monkey/Cruella DeVil (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18-35, mezzo-soprano to play Monkey, Cruella De'Vil, and other chorus roles throughout the show; Lead Villager/Gaston (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18-35, tenor to play the Lead Villager, Gaston, and other chorus roles throughout the show; Djinn/Scar (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18-50, searching for a comedic impressionist to play the Djinn and multiple character/chorus roles throughout the show; must be able to sing. Seeking talent from New York NY. Send in your headshot, resume, and any film of past performances to secure your spot. Any questions email angelica@angelicavicens.com In person audition dates to be determined, audition slots only offered after submission review.

KINKY BOOTS NONUNION TOUR – EXPIRES JAN. 15 - Troika Entertainment is video submissions for future replacements for the role of Lola for the national and international tour of Kinky Boots. Harvey Fierstein, book; Cyndi Lauper, music & lyrics; Dates TBD based on need. Pays: $450/wk. min. + per diem, housing, travel, and health insurance. Seeking—“Lola” (Lead): Male, 18+, to play early 30s, African-American. An emotionally and physically challenging role requires the body of a boxer, with the soul of a Diva to play this scene-stealing drag performer. Must have a killer voice with power blues and gospel chops. Sings to a B-flat. Lola dances in very high heels and so must move well. This role calls for a STAR. This is the Tony Award-winning role originated by actor Billy Porter. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Send a self-tape with the Lola material, as well as 16 bars of your own pop/rock song to kinkybootstourcasting@gmail.com. Attach your headshot and resume. Material can be found at https://wscasting.com/audition_info/kinky-boots-non-aea-national-tour/. Only include the material requested for the “Initial Call” as listed on the cover page. Callbacks in person in New York City the week of Jan. 15-19. Indicate in your submission if you are available to be seen at these callbacks.

EQUITY, 'SOUL: The STAX MUSICAL' – JAN. 15 DEADLINE - Center Stage Associates is casting Equity actors for Soul: The Stax Musical. Stax Artists, music; Matthew Benjamin, book; Rehearsals begin Mar. 27, 2018; runs May 3-June 10 or 24 in Baltimore MD. Pays $914/wk. Equity Non-Rep LORT B Agreement. Seeking—“David Porter:” Male, 18-30, songwriter; a sweet, earnest, and straight-laced choir-boy; very intelligent; may double as Johnnie Taylor: a slick, sleek and sexy singer; “Booker T. Jones:” Male, 18-25, piano player; a boy-ish musical prodigy; leader of the house band; young, capable and cocky; may also double as Johnnie Taylor: a slick, sleek and sexy singer; or may double as Wilson Pickett: a dynamic, arrogant performer; “Rufus Thomas:” Male, 40-55, singer; Carla’s father; the ultimate performer and life of every party; an extremely colorful character whose feet never stop moving; “Carla Thomas:” Female, 18-35, singer; flirty and sexy; knows the power she has over men while remaining doe-eyed and innocent; her voice at times can be both sweet and seductive; also doubles as one of the Staple Singers; Otis Redding/Johnny Baylor: Male, 20-35, Otis is a singer; musical genius, but a big, affable, teddy bear; just a young southern boy at heart; he is the star of the company, loved by everyone; doubles as Johnny Bayor; head of security; a tough, no-nonsense enforcer; a bit of a thug; “Isaac Hayes:” Male, 25-35, singer and songwriter; coolest, most stylish man on the planet; bald, sexy, and exudes confidence; “Mavis Staples:” Female, 30-49, singer; a big, powerful, textured voice; a woman with a strong sense of self; Pops Staples/Mr. Bailey: Male, 35-50, Pops is the deep, soulful guitarist and singer of The Staple Singers; sings lead on “Respect Yourself”; Mr. Bailey is the warm, gregarious owner of the Lorraine Motel; Female Ensemble: 20-49, singer; versatile singing voice; sings Mable John, Jean Knight, Linda; also doubles as one of the Staple Singers; Male Ensemble: 20-49, singer; versatile singing voice; plays multiple roles and requires a transformative character actor. Equity Principal Auditions Jan 22-24 in New York NY. Seeking submissions from AEA members. AEA members must submit themselves directly in order to be considered via this posting (no agent or third-party submissions). Note: If the character is a Stax recording artist, we are seeking actors with similar vocal qualities to the people they are portraying. For consideration, email picture and resume ASAP. Deadline for receipt is Jan. 15 at submission.mccorklecasting@gmail.com. Callbacks: Jan. 25-26. TBD Additional Casting: Jan. 29-30.

HIGHLANDS PLAYHOUSE SUMMER SEASON – JAN. 15 - Highlands Playhouse is casting all roles for the Summer Season including: Guys and Dolls (Runs June 11-July 15, 2018) and Damn Yankees (Runs July 2-Aug. 5, 2018). The Highlands Playhouse is committed to Equity, inclusion, and diversity in its casting process. The Highlands Playhouse is located in Highlands NC, on the border of Georgia. It is a two-hour drive from Atlanta and a 90-minute drive to Asheville NC. Season runs June 11-Aug. 5, 2018 in Highlands NC. Pays: $552/wk. min. Equity Guest Artist Tier III Contract. Non-Equity: $350-$450/wk. Housing and travel provided for all artists. Seeking—All Roles: 18+ in Guys and Dolls and Damn Yankees. Audition by appointment Jan 15 New York NY. Open to Equity and non-Equity talent. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Audition appointments can be made by emailing Artistic Director William Patti at highlandsplayhouseauditions@gmail.com. Attach a headshot and resume in your email. Links to reels are highly encouraged. Auditions on Jan. 15 will be held at a studio in Midtown NYC. Do not submit if you are attending A1 auditions (Highlands Playhouse will be in attendance at those auditions). All Non-Equity tracks will be for both shows.

EQUITY, ‘MAMMA MIA!' – JAN. 15 - Pioneer Theatre Company is seeking ensemble for Mamma Mia! Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, music-lyrics, and some songs with Stig Anderson; Catherine Johnson, book; Rehearsals begin Apr. 16; opens May 11; closes May 26 in Salt Lake City UT. Pays: $887/wk. Equity LORT Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—Ensemble: 30-39, characters are males and females, ages 30s, with great pop voices, and all must move very well. Mix of SATB--soprano: to a solid A-flat5, alto: E5 (high belt), tenor: solid A-flat5, bass: a few low notes. Equity Chorus Calls Jan 15 at 9am for Equity female singers, 11am for Equity female dancers who sing, 2pm for Equity male singers & 4pm for Equity male dancers who sing at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., Studio 1212/1214, New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Singers: Bring pix & resumes, stapled together. Bring a song selection in the style of the show. Performers are welcome to sing from the show. Also bring jazz shoes or sneakers (ladies bring heels too) in case asked to stay and dance. Dancers: Bring pix & resumes, stapled together. Bring jazz shoes or sneakers (ladies bring heels too). Also bring a song selection in the style of the show in case asked to stay and sing. Performers are welcome to sing from the show.

EQUITY, GREENBRIER VALLEY THEATRE – JAN. 15 - Greenbrier Valley Theatre is seeking Equity actors for various roles in the upcoming 2018 season including: An Enemy Of The People (Henrik Ibsen, playwright; Rehearsals begin Apr. 9, 2018; runs Apr. 27-May 12), A Day In Hollywood, A Night In The Ukraine (Dick Vosburgh, playwright; Rehearsals begin May 14; runs June 1-23), School For Lies (David Ives, playwright; adapted from Moliere’s The Misanthrope. Rehearsals begin June 25; runs July 13-28), Honky Tonk Laundry (Roger Bean, playwright. Rehearsals begin July 23; runs Aug. 23-Sep. 8), Julius Caesar (William Shakespeare, playwright; Rehearsals begin Aug. 27; runs Sep. 21-Oct. 6), Bricktop (world premiere. Cathey Sawyer, playwright-dir. Rehearsals begin Oct. 1; runs Oct. 26-Nov. 10), and A Christmas Carol (Cathey Sawyer & Joe Buttram, adaptation; replacing "The Paisley Sisters Christmas Carol" in the season. Rehearsals begin Nov. 19; runs Dec. 7-22). Season rehearses and runs in Lewisburg WV. Pays: $362/wk. Equity LOA. Seeking—Equity Actors: 18+. For HONKY TONK LAUNDRY - LANA MAE HOPKINS: Mezzo with strong belt; cheerful and bighearted; a real diamond-in-the-rough. Her thoughts regarding marriage and love are old-fashioned, and Katie helps her break free of her unfulfilling marriage and find independence; KATIE LANE MURPHY: Mezzo-soprano with strong belt. Katie is neurotic, obsessive, and quick with her temper, learning from Lana Mae how to open up and face her fears; for BRICKTOP (World Premiere) - This is a world premiere play with music based on the life of dancer, singer, vaudeville performer, and nightclub owner Ada “Bricktop” Smith. She got the nickname “Bricktop” due to her red hair and freckles. BRICKTOP – light-skinned African-American woman, reads mid 40s (character ages from 20s-80s throughout the play). Must be a strong mover with solid jazz/blues vocal chops, capable of carrying a show. Equity Principal Audition Jan 15 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 4th fl., New York NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare one of the following: two brief contrasting monologues; two contrasting 16-bar musical selections; a brief monologue and a 16-bar musical selection. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together. For more information, visit www.gvtheatre.org.

EQUITY, 'SUMMER' – JAN. 16-18 - Donna Summer Broadway LLC is seeking an Equity actor-singer to serve as Offstage Standby for the roles of Diva Donna and Disco Donna in Summer. Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Jabara, and others, music; Colman Domingo, Robert Cary, and Des McAnuff, book; Note that all other roles have been cast at this time, though actors may be considered for possible replacements as needed. Rehearsals begin Feb. 13; previews begin Mar. 28; opens Apr. 23. Show rehearses and runs in NYC. Pays: $2034/week min. Equity Production (League) Contract. Seeking—Offstage Standby: Female, 18+, will cover both Diva Donna and Disco Donna. As Diva: Donna Summer in her 50s, at the pinnacle of her career. She is warm and wise. She has lived a life and is our emcee for the evening. Also plays Mary Gaines, Donna’s mother. As Disco: Donna Summer in her late teens and 20s, riding the wave of her skyrocketing career from Boston to Germany, to the discotheques of Los Angeles and Manhattan. She is charismatic and strong as she navigates this world for the first time; “Diva Donna:” Female, 18+, Donna Summer in her 50s at the pinnacle of her career. She is warm and wise. She has lived a life and is our emcee for the evening. Also plays Mary Gaines, Donna’s mother. Note: Role is cast; actors may be considered for possible replacements if they become needed; “Disco Donna:” Female, 18+, Donna Summer in her late teens and 20s, riding the wave of her skyrocketing career from Boston to Germany, to the discotheques of Los Angeles and Manhattan. She is charismatic and strong as she navigates this world for the first time. Note: Role is cast; actors may be considered for possible replacements if they become needed; “Duckling Donna:” Female, 10-18, Donna Summer as a pre-teen, trying to find her voice amid a large Boston family. She has gumption, and yet is also fragile. Also plays Mimi, Donna’s oldest daughter. Note: Role is cast; actors may be considered for possible replacements if they become needed; “Bruce Sudano:” Male, 18+, Bass player for Brooklyn Dreams and Donna’s eventual husband. Steadfast, supportive, bright and witty. Late 30s/early 40s. Note: Role is cast; actors may be considered for possible replacements if they become needed; “Andrew Gaines:” Male, 18+, Donna’s father. Ex-military. Has stern exterior but loves his children more than anything. 40s. Note: Role is cast; actors may be considered for possible replacements if they become needed; Neil/Gunther: Male, 18+, A dual-cast role. As Neil: The head of Casablanca Records and Donna’s mentor. Works hard and parties harder. Late 30s. As Gunther: Donna’s German boyfriend. Handsome and charming, but with a darker edge. 30s. Note: Role is cast; actors may be considered for possible replacements if they become needed; Adult “Mary Ellen:” Female, 18+, Much like her younger counterpart, she supports Donna when her sister needs her most. Note: Role is cast; actors may be considered for possible replacements if they become needed; Adult “Dara:” Female, 18+, Compassionate. Helps Donna during one of her darkest times. Note: Role is cast; actors may be considered for possible replacements if they become needed; “Joyce:” Female, 18+, Neil Bogart’s business-savvy wife. One of Donna’s few friends in the industry. Note: Role is cast; actors may be considered for possible replacements if they become needed; Ensemble Singers & Dancers: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Audition Jan 16 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm); Equity Chorus Calls Jan 17 at 10am for Equity female singers & 2pm for Equity male singers at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., New York NY 10018); and Jan 18 at 10am for Equity female dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity male dancers who sing at Ripley-Grier (305 W. 38th St., 2nd fl., New York NY 10018). EPA or ECC Procedures are in effect for these auditions. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Singers: Be prepared to sing a disco-era vocal hit. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Dancers: Women should bring character heels and flat jazz shoes. Men should bring dance shoes. Everyone should bring knee pads. Looking for dancers who evoke the pop glamour of the disco era.

EQUITY, '42nd STREET' – JAN. 16, 18 & 19 - Fireside Theatre is casting a Fireside Theatre production of 42nd Street. Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, book; Al Dubin, lyrics; Harry Warren, music; Rehearsals begin Mar. 26, 2018; runs Apr. 12-May 27 in Fort Atkinson WI. Pays: $665/wk. min. Equity Fireside Dinner Theatre Agreement. Seeking—“Peggy Sawyer:” Female, 20s. A young, starry-eyed, naive, and humble chorus girl who dreams of stardom. She is the triple threat in the show. Must sing, act, and dance (tap) very well. Mezzo soprano; should belt and be able to easily transition to head voice; “Julian Marsh:” Male, late 30s–early 50s. Famous, but notorious Broadway director of his new show "Pretty Lady" who comes off gruff as he barks his directions at actors and crew, but is charismatic. Voice: baritone. Range: D to high G; “Dorothy Brock:” Female, late 30s-40s. A slightly past-her-prime and well-known Broadway diva. She is selfish and mean to everyone at first, but comes to understand what's really important in life. Low alto. Must move well; “Billy Lawlor:” Male, 20s. Youthful. Leading man. High tenor. Attractive. Very strong dancer with excellent tap; “Maggie Jones:” Female, late 30s–40s. Comic character woman. Writer of "Pretty Lady." Warm and nice with a biting wit. Some dance required. Alto-mezzo soprano: A below middle C to C; “Bert Barry:” Male, late 30s–40s. Comic character man. Writer of "Pretty Lady." Funny and lovable. Baritone/tenor. Range: C to high F. Some dance required; “Pat Denning:” Male, late 30s-40s. Attractive and charming. Former vaudeville partner of Dorothy's and her secret romantic partner. Vocal range: D to E-flat; Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, ensemble singers who are excellent tap dancers. Will play a variety of ensemble roles. All physical types and ethnicities welcome. Some ensemble members will cover principal roles; Dancers (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, very strong ensemble dancers with excellent tap who sing and act well. Will play a variety of ensemble roles. All physical types and ethnicities welcome. Some ensemble members will cover principal roles. Equity Principal Audition Jan 16 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1pm-2pm); Equity Chorus Calls Jan 18 at 10am for Equity female singers & 12noon for Equity male singers, and Jan 19 at 10am for Equity male dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity female dancers who sing at Nola Studios (250 W. 54th St., 11th fl., New York NY 10019). For EPA: EPA procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a short song in the style of the show. Singing from the show is fine. Bring pix & resume, stapled together. For ECC Singers: ECC procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare 16 bars of music; singing from the show is fine. Some may be asked to stay and do a tap combination after all have sung. Bring pix & resume, stapled together. For ECC Dancers: ECC procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Be warmed up and ready to dance when the call begins. Bring tap and character shoes. Some may be asked to stay and sing after all have danced. Prepare 16 bars of music; singing from the show is fine. Bring pix & resume, stapled together.

'SWEENEY TODD' – JAN. 17 - Kansas City Repertory Theatre is Equity actor-singers for 4 roles in a production of Sweeney Todd for Kansas City Repertory Theatre. Stephen Sondheim, music-lyrics; Theatre states: "We are casting an ethnically diverse company of actors." Synopsis: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (a musical thriller) tells the story of the obsessively vengeful barber, Benjamin Barker, and his twisted partnership with the outrageous Mrs. Lovett who together devise a devilish plot to add a ‘special ingredient’ to a recipe that has all of London dying for their pies. Sondheim’s gloriously gruesome musical combines melodrama and murder and features one of the most chilling, thrilling scores ever written for the stage. Rehearsals begin Feb. 27; previews begin March 23; runs Mar. 30-Apr. 15. Pays: $887/week (Equity minimum) - p/h, r/t travel/housing. Equity LORT B Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—“Sweeney Todd” (Lead): Male, 30-45, A wrongfully imprisoned barber seeking to right the wrongs committed against him. He is Johanna's father, singularly focused on taking bloody revenge. Our story's tormented protagonist. Bass/Baritone - F2 to G-flat4; “Mrs. Lovett:” Female, 30-45, An entrepreneurial and amoral meat pie shop owner. She falls in love with Todd and turns his desire for revenge into a profitable business venture. Alto/Mezzo - G3 to E5; “Anthony Hope:” Male, 18-25, A naive and youthful sailor returning to London. He helps Todd return to London and unexpectedly falls in love with Johanna. Tenor - F4 to B-flat2; “Judge Turpin:” Male, 30-50, A lecherous public official who portrays himself as a sanctimonious authoritarian. He takes advantage of his position in the city and is responsible for imprisoning Todd. Bass/Baritone - E2 to G-flat4. Seeking talent from New York NY. Auditions by appointment only Jan. 17 in NYC. For consideration, email or mail picture and resume ASAP. Submit to klappercasting@gmail.com or Stephanie Klapper Casting, 39 West 19th Street, 12th Floor, Attn: SWEENEY TODD/NYC Appts New York NY 10011.

'42nd STREET' – JAN. 17 - The Fireside Theatre is holding an open call for non-Equity actors for principal roles in their production of 42nd Street. Michael Stewart & Mark Bramble, book; Al Dubin, lyrics; Harry Warren, music; Rehearsals begin March 26 in Wisconsin; runs Apr. 12–May 27, 2018. Competitive salary, EMC points, housing, meals, and travel provided. Seeking—“Peggy Sawyer” (Lead): Female, 20s. A young, starry-eyed, naïve, and humble chorus girl who dreams of stardom. She is the triple threat in the show - must sing, act, and dance (tap) very well. Mezzo soprano: should belt and be able to easily transition to head voice; “Julian Marsh” (Lead): Male, late 30s–early 50s. Famous, but notorious, Broadway director of his new show "Pretty Lady," who comes off gruff as he barks his directions at actors and crew but is charismatic. Voice: Baritone: range D to high G; “Dorothy Brock” (Lead): Female, 30s-40s. A slightly past-her-prime and well-known Broadway diva. She is selfish and mean to everyone at first, but comes to understand what’s really important in life. Low Alto. She must move well; “Billy Lawlor” (Lead): Male, 20s. Youthful, leading man, high tenor, attractive, very strong dancer with excellent tap; “Maggie Jones” (Supporting): Female, Late 30s–40s; comic character woman, writer of "Pretty Lady"; warm, nice, with a biting wit, some dance required. Alto-Mezzo soprano: A below middle C to C; “Bert Barry” (Supporting): Male, late 30s–40s; comic character man, writer of "Pretty Lady"; funny, lovable. Baritone/Tenor: range C to high F. Some dance required; “Pat Denning” (Supporting): Male, late 30s-40s attractive, charming, former vaudeville partner of Dorothy's and her secret romantic partner. Vocal range: D to E-flat; “Andy Lee” (Supporting): Male, late 20s-30s; dance director of "Pretty Lady"; excellent dancer especially tap, no solo singing. Open Casting Call Jan 17 at 10am at Nola Rehearsal Studios (250 W. 54th St., New York NY 10019). A monitor will begin signing people up when building opens at 8:30am. Do not start an unofficial list. It will not be honored. Be signed up by 9:45am. Typing will be done at 10am. Prepare 16 bars in the style of the show you are interested in. You may sing from the show.

EQUITY, 'BEETLEJUICE' – JAN. 17 & 18 - Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures & Langley Park Pictures is casting a developmental lab for Beetlejuice, a musical. Eddie Perfect, music & lyrics; Anthony King & Scott Brown, book; Lab dates: Mar. 12-30, 2018 in NYC. Pays: $1,000/wk. min. Equity Developmental Lab. Seeking—“Beetlejuice:” Male, 18+, ageless, somewhere between 12 and 12,000, maturity-wise. The life of the party and the deadest guy in the room; Beetlejuice is more than a little ADD and free-associative; a handsy, horny motormouth who overshares and disregards all notions of personal space. Strategic and cagy and wildly dangerous. Excellent singer. Bold, physical, comedic actor. OFFER HAS BEEN MADE FOR THIS ROLE; “Lydia:” Female, 14-18, Dark, smart and moody, with a jet black sense of humor and a streak of anarchy, Lydia's a step ahead of almost everyone she meets, living or dead, but she's at the mercy of a mania, just like Beetlejuice. Lydia wants life to mean something. The world seems small to Lydia since her mother died; she longs for it to reveal itself as something more fantastical than it is. Great rock belt/mix voice. Dry, comic actor. OFFER HAS BEEN MADE FOR THIS ROLE; “Barbara:” Female, 30-39, a mouse that didn't roar. Which doesn't mean she can't. Sweetly neurotic, devoted to her carefully-curated house and her careful curator of a house-husband, Barbara is positive, affirming, and unfailingly kind. She and Adam strenuously protect each other while inadvertently holding each other back. Barbara has a fierce heart and a heroic mother-bear instinct. A deft, subtle comic actress, disarmingly honest. Great Pop/Musical Theater voice with a strong mix; “Adam:” Male, 30-39, one of those “nice guys” who only have two problems: Can’t seem to get anything started, can’t seem to get anything finished. A putterer-craftsman, Adam adores his wife Barbara and the cozy, cloistered, slightly claustrophobic, conspicuously childless life they’ve built together. What Adam doesn’t realize is: That fastidiously unfinished life of his is nearly finished. Great singer; “Charles:” Male, 45-55, a mini-mogul who needs to control life's chaos to feel safe. And yet, not far beneath his diamond-hard surface, he feels constantly out of control. Charles is a master-class in blustery overcompensation and strict compartmentalization. Actor who sings. OFFER HAS BEEN MADE FOR THIS ROLE; “Delia:” Female, 30-49, Ditzy yet ambitious, Delia is unfailingly positive, unfailingly clueless, and always looking for a silver lining, even when nobody’s asking for one. She’s never faced anyone as smart and cutting as Lydia before. Excellent singer with a strong pop/belt/mix. OFFER HAS BEEN MADE FOR THIS ROLE. Equity Principal Auditions Jan 17 from 10am-6pm and Jan 18 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., 4th fl., New York NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for these auditions. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a short pop/rock or contemporary musical theatre song. Bring a headshot/resume.

EQUITY, 'CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES 2: A SECOND HELPING' – JAN. 18 - Fireside Theatre is Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping. Rehearsals begin May 14, 2018; runs May 31-July 15 in Fort Atkinson WI. Pays: $665/wk. min. Equity Fireside Dinner Theatre Agreement. Seeking—The Pastor: 18+, of indeterminate age. He has been the Pastor at this church for some time and has a wife “half his age”; the ladies have a great deal of respect for the Pastor and tolerate his wife; he is a nice man, if perhaps not a terribly dynamic preacher; he lives a life of service and humility. Low: B flat, a major 9th below middle C. High: G flat above middle C; “Mrs. Elroy Engelson (Karin): 44-49, in her mid- to late 40s. Karin is Beverly’s mother and is the most fashionable of the ladies and the best cook in the kitchen; she married young, and has always strived to be a good wife and mother; although she appears happy, had she been born in another time, her life might have turned out quite differently. The middle voice. Low: A-flat below middle C, and High: D, a major 9th above middle C. Should have a comfortable belt; “Beverly Signe (Engelson) Hauge: in her early to mid-20s. Signe is a newlywed; after graduating from the “U," she left home a year ago to move to “the City” with her new husband, Harry; she grew up in this kitchen and has a great deal of affection for the women of the basement; although she is strong-willed, she has a good head on her shoulders and a genuine love for the community. Low: A below middle C. High: G-flat above middle C; The Widow Snustad (Vivian): In her late 60s. Her husband died very early in their marriage; she is the matriarch of the kitchen and holds tightly to tradition with both hands; the other women get a kick out of her and secretly enjoy watching her squirm a little when she is challenged. Vocally hers is the highest voice of the ladies. Low: A flat below middle C, no lower than a B flat below middle C. High: E, a major 10th above middle C; “Mrs. Gilmer Gilmerson (Mavis): in her 50s, she is an able-bodied farm wife. Mavis is extremely good-natured, and often tries to dispel any tension in the kitchen by changing the subject or telling a joke; she knows the lineage of every family in town, and is always willing to pitch in and fix someone’s tractor, peel a potato, or scrub the lutefisk pot; she believes hard work is good for the soul. The lowest of the voices--low: A flat below middle C. High: D, a major 9th above middle C. Equity Principal Audition Jan 18 from 2pm-6pm at Nola Studios (250 W. 54th St., 11th fl., New York NY 10019). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided.

'The KING Of The RODEO' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 18 - Polyphonic Entertainment is casting a Western about two young lovers in post-Civil War America. Production states: "It's a great musical for all ages, that is inspired by the biblical story of 'Joseph and His Technicolor Dreamcoat'." Rehearses (dates TBD); performs Mar. 31 & June 24, 2018 (two shows each day) in New Rochelle NY. Pays: $75/show, plus travel expenses. Seeking—“Abbadiah” (Lead): Male, 17-30, the narrator; fierce and evil; a powerful presence; tall; “Bill Jessup:” Male, 25-45, a father; quick to anger; moral; “Chief Otaktay” (Lead): Male, 25-45, a warrior; tall, with a powerful presence; fierce to enemies, but has a kind heart; “Shappa” (Supporting): Female, 18-24, Shappa is a fierce Lakota (Native American woman) who hates the influx of Settlers coming into Lakota territory. She is abrasive, and a tough hunter and fighter. She is also the chief’s daughter. Seeking talent from New Rochelle NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'DAMN YANKEES' – JAN. 18 - Park Playhouse is seeking nonunion male dancers who sing for July 2018 production of Damn Yankees. Actors of all ethnicities and backgrounds are encouraged to attend. Seeking various types to play ensemble of baseball players. Park Playhouse's July production performs in Washington Park's outdoor amphitheater in Albany NY. Rehearsals begin June 1; previews begin June 28; closes July 28. All rehearsals and performances in Albany NY. Salary varies based on role. All roles are paid. Housing provided to out-of-town talent. Seeking—Male Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18-35, seeking male dancers who sing; actors of all ethnicities and backgrounds are encouraged to attend; seeking various types to play ensemble of baseball players. Open Casting Call Jan 18 at 2pm for nonunion male dancers who sing (sign-in begins at 1pm) at Ripley Grier (520 8th Ave., 16th fl., New York NY 10018; sign-in/holding room 16E; audition room 16G). Arrive warmed-up, stretched, and ready to dance. Bring an up-to-date headshot and resume. In case you are asked to sing, prepare 16 bars of a musical theater song. Have sheet music in the correct key. Bring your book. An accompanist will be provided.

'DAMN YANKEES' – JAN. 18 & 19 - Park Playhouse is seeking principal characters for July 2018 production of Damn Yankees. Park Playhouse's July production of Damn Yankees performs in an outdoor amphitheater in Albany NY. Rehearsals begin June 1; previews begin June 28; closes July 28. All rehearsals and performances in Albany NY. Pay varies based on role. All roles are paid. Housing provided. Seeking—“Joe Hardy” (Lead): Male, 20-35, the young, home run-hitting alter ego of Joe Boyd. A good guy who loves that he is living out his dream, but deeply misses the life and love he left behind. Must be a strong mover. Vocal range top: G5. Vocal range bottom: A3; “Mr. Applegate” (Lead): Male, 25-50, the Devil in disguise as a slick salesman. A controlling, greedy smooth-talker. Vocal range top: G5. Vocal range bottom: A3; “Lola” (Supporting): Female, 18-35, the Devil's seductress assistant. Sexy and confident. Falls in love with Joe when her usual tricks don't work on him. Though she's done many bad things, she is a good person deep down inside. Singer who dances. Vocal range top: G5. Vocal range bottom: F3; “Gloria Thorpe” (Supporting): Female, 20-35, a probing reporter whose bottom line is a good story for her paper. Fearless and biting. Singer who dances. Vocal range top: G5. Vocal range bottom: B3; “Van Buren” (Supporting): Male, 30-60, the luckless team manager. A sort of father-figure for the team, who proudly defends them. A bit of a loose cannon. Vocal range top: A5. Vocal range bottom: D4. Auditions by appointment Jan 18 & 19 in New York NY. To receive an appointment, submit headshot, resume, and videos/links to ashley@parkplayhouse.com. Submissions will only be considered if sent via email. If selected for an appointment, you will be contacted with audition date, time, and location via email. Subject of email should read "Damn Yankees NYC" and include the role for which you are submitting.

'SISTER ACT' – JAN. 19 - Barter Theatre is seeking African-American actresses for the role of Deloris Van Cartier in Barter Theatre's production of Sister Act. Barter Theatre, with two stages in Abingdon VA, is an Equity LORT member, and the nation's oldest professional Equity theater in continual operation. Alan Menken, music; Glenn Slater, lyrics; Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner, book; Douglas Carter Beane, additional book material; Rehearsals begin Mar. 20; opens May 18; closes Aug. 11 in Abingdon VA. Pays: $800/wk., plus housing and round-trip transportation. Seeking—“Deloris Van Cartier” (Lead): Female, 27-35, African-American female. Mid-20s to mid-30s. Mezzo-soprano. Sexy, sassy, feisty, friendly and funny diva with a caring heart. Actress must have great comedic timing and zinger wit. Uninhibited. Brassy, blunt charm with an emotional depth. Moves well. Raised in the hardscrabble of West Philly, Deloris—a gifted and ambitious singer—aspires to be a glamorous recording artist. When forced to hide in a financially foundering convent, as part of a witness protection program, she initially refuses to conform to the modest, conservative restrictions. But from darkness she brings light to the Sisters and herself. Adapting, through her love for music married with showmanship, she turns a tuneless nun’s choir into a rousing, must-see-and-hear, joyous Mass. Audition by appointment Jan 19 in New York NY. Submit picture & resume, plus cover letter, to SisterAct@PaulRussell.net.

 

'The LAST FIVE YEARS' And 'The DROWSY CHAPERONE' – JAN. 20 DEADLINE f/JAN. 27 – BOSTON - Priscilla Beach Theatre is auditioning for our two springs productions The Last Five Years and The Drowsy Chaperone. Please specify if wishing to audition for one or both productions. When responding to audition notice, please specify if requesting an audition time slot in Boston or wishing to submit a video audition. The Last Five Years rehearses Apr. 9-13, Apr. 16-20, Apr. 23-27 (5pm-9pm) in Plymouth MA; tech week Apr. 30-May 3 (6pm-10pm); runs May 4, 5, 8-12 (7:30pm) and May 6 (2pm) at Priscilla Beach Theatre, 800 Rocky Hill Rd., Plymouth MA. The Drowsy Chaperone rehearses May 14-15, May 21-25 (5:30pm-9:30pm). Rehearses weeks 1 & 2 at Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St., Boston MA; rehearses weeks 3, 4, and shows at Priscilla Beach Theatre, 800 Rocky Hill Rd., Plymouth MA. Tech week June 4-7 (6pm-10pm); runs June 8, 9, 12-16 (7:30pm) and June 10 (2pm). Stipend paid on the last day of performances. Seeking—All Roles for Both Shows: 18+. Audition by appointment Jan 27 from 12noon-8pm at Boston Center for the Arts (539 Tremont St., Boston MA 02116). Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. To be considered for audition, submit headshot and resume electronically. Singing: 32 bars from a classic Broadway show. Casting personnel do accept video submissions; however, first consideration will be given to those who audition in person. The deadline for video submissions is Jan. 20. Send video file or link, plus headshot and resume, to info@pbtheatre.org. Video requirements: Singing: 32 bars from a classic Broadway show. Dance: 4-8 counts of a jazz combination; 4-8 counts of a ballet combination. These should show off your level of ability.

EQUITY, 'The BRIDGES Of MADISON COUNTY' – JAN. 21 – KALAMAZOO - Farmers Alley Theatre is Equity and non-Equity actors and actresses of varying ages for a June 2018 production of the Tony Award-winning musical The Bridges of Madison County. The roles of Francesca, Robert, Michael, and Carolyn have already been cast. Jason Robert Brown, music-lyrics; Marsha Norman, book; Rehearsals begin May 14; opens June 8; closes June 24, with possible extension through July 1, in Kalamazoo MI. Performances are usually Thursday through Sunday, with occasional weekday performances and sponsor shows. Pays: $331/wk. min. Equity SPT Tier 3 Contract. Seeking—“Richard ‘Bud’ Johnson:” Male, 40–49; Francesca's husband. An Iowa farmer, a good guy, diligent and dependable, but always exhausted and irritated that things haven't gotten easier. Country high baritone up to high G (i.e. Clint Black); “Charlie:” Male, 60–69; Marge's husband. Dry but friendly. Vocal range: High baritone, E3-E4; “Marge;” Female, 60-69; Francesca’s neighbor, sassy and nosy. Vocal range: Warm alto, G3-C5; “Marian:” Female, age range: 25–35. Robert's former wife, a musician. Will play other ensemble roles as well. Vocal range: A3-D5; Ensemble: Males & Females, ages 25-65. Prepare two contrasting 32-bar cuts from a show of similar style to "Bridges," which blends folk, country, pop/rock, and traditional musical theater styles. Equity Principal Audition by appointment Jan 21 from 1pm-3pm at Little Theater (798 Oakland Dr., Kalamazoo MI 49008). Audition may be extended if necessary. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare the materials listed at http://www.farmersalleytheatre.com/auditions/2 017-18-auditions. Also bring headshot/resume. If you cannot attend the auditions in Kalamazoo MI, send video submission to the following email address: submissions@farmersalleytheatre.com. Audition may be extended if necessary. If you cannot attend, video submissions will be accepted. Note: The Little Theater is Farmers Alley's secondary theater and is located two miles from the original space in Kalamazoo. For more information, visit www.farmersalleytheatre.com.

EQUITY, 'SOUTH PACIFIC' – JAN. 22 - Cape Playhouse is seeking Equity singers to be featured in the ensemble of Cape Playhouse's production of South Pacific. Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan, book; Richard Rodgers, music; Oscar Hammerstein II, lyrics; Rehearsals begin July 23, 2018 in NYC; runs Aug. 7-18 in Cape Cod MA. Pays: $709/wk. min.; Equity COST Tier 2 Contract. Seeking—Singers: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Chorus Calls Jan 22 at 2:30pm for Equity male singers & 4pm for Equity female singers 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. Singers should prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song that shows range and personality. Bring sheet music in the correct key; pianist provided. Bring picture and resume stapled together.

'DEAD SERIOUS' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 24 - David O'Hara Casting is Dead Serious, a bio musical about real-life medium Thomas John. Julian Velard, music-lyrics; Synopsis: The show covers his whole life journey starting from his troubled childhood, through his different boyfriends, and how his relationships were affected by his, all the way to how he has achieved success as one of today's most well-known mediums. Rehearsals begin Apr. 2 (Mon.-Sat. from 11am-7pm) in Long Island City NY; tech week May 1-8 at the Clemente Theatre, NYC; runs May 8-15 (evenings at 8pm, matinees on May 12 & 13 at 2pm) in NYC. Pay rate varies based on rehearsal time. Equity LOA Contract. Seeking—“God” (Supporting): Male, 25-55, the therapist of Thomas (lead); sassy and maternal. Will perform in drag. Strong belt voice. Strong social media following a plus. Open to transgender submissions; Chorus/Ensemble: Male, 18-28, backup singer-dancers for all musical numbers. Seeking attractive men with strong singing, harmonizing, and dance abilities; Young “Thomas” (Supporting): Male 10-13, younger version of the lead, Thomas John; emotionally vulnerable. Plays 10 years old. Strong singer. Must be comfortable with mature content; Character Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-45, plays a variety of smaller roles throughout the show. Seeking a character actor with strong comedic timing and vocal abilities. Casting four actors for this part (two men and two women). Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the theatre.

'SAVAGE FORCE' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 27 - Independent is casting Savage Force, a new Off-Broadway musical and modern adventure inspired by the work of legendary Arctic explorer Fridtjof Nansen. Synopsis: The leader of an expeditionary team working for a large energy conglomerate must keep his team together in the face of unpredictable weather, internal divisions, and threats from the native population. Rehearsals begin Spring 2018; limited run begins Summer 2018 in NYC. Seeking—“John Hakon” (Lead): Male, 25-40, researcher and leader of an arctic exploration team working for a large energy conglomerate; “Kavik” (Lead): Male, 18-50, leader of a remote Arctic colony; “Des O’Brian” (Supporting): Male, 35-60, seasoned second in command to team; “Stratton” (Supporting): Male, 35-60, corporate division head overseeing exploration missions along with several other product areas for the company; “Burke” (Supporting): Male or Female, 25-40, mid-level manager; Tribe Members (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 9+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

EQUITY, THEATRE By The SEA – JAN. 27 – KINGSTON - Matunuck Live Theatre, Inc. is casting Equity actors for the Theatre By The Sea 2018 Season including: Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Rehearsals begin May 15, 2018; runs May 30-June 17), Mamma Mia! (Rehearsals begin June 5; runs June 20-July 21), Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Rehearsals begin July 10; runs July 25-Aug. 12), and Chicago (Rehearsals begin July 31; runs Aug. 15-Sep. 9). Season runs May-September 2018 in Wakefield RI. Pays $500/wk. Equity LOA Reference to COST Agreement. Seeking—Equity Actors: Males & Females, 18+. For Ain’t Misbehavin’ – “André:” An unrepentant party hound. A flirt and a bit of a womanizer. Gender: Male. Age: 25 to 45. Vocal range top: E6. Vocal range bottom: G2; “Armelia:” A voluptuous and sassy woman. Very strong-willed and not afraid to share her thoughts. Gender: Female. Age: 25 to 45. Vocal range top: C6. Vocal range bottom: G3; “Charlaine:” A sweet, young lady. Very innocent. Gender: Female. Age: 18 to 25. Vocal range top: G5. Vocal range bottom: G3; “Ken:” Jovial, cheerful, and loud. Larger than life. Gender: Male. Age: 25 to 45. Vocal range top: C6. Vocal range bottom: D3; “Nell:” Confident and charming. A knowledgeable woman of the world. Gender: Female. Age: 30 to 45. Vocal range top: F5. Vocal range bottom: F3; for Mamma Mia! – “Donna:” early 40s – the mother of a 20-year-old girl; Attractive and free-spirited. A former lead singer in a group called “Donna and the Dynamos” who now owns and runs a hotel/casino on a Greek island. A strong feminist who also has a zany and vulnerable side. Principal role; “Sophie:” (20) Born and Raised on the island. A very special young woman who is determined to find the romance and happiness she feels eluded her mother. Has a wild, zany spirit even though she pursues a conventional marriage. Pop soprano. Principal role; “Tanya:” (late 30s-early 40s) A former singer in the “Dynamos”. Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty. Supporting Principal role; “Rosie:” (late 30s-early 40s) Also a former singer in the “Dynamos” She’s confident, strong, and funny on the outside but shy underneath. Kooky and fun, good comic actress, bit of a clown. Actress who sings. Supporting Principal role; “Lisa:” (21) Sophie’s friend. Very energetic and kooky. Should sing and dance well. Featured Ensemble role; “Ali:” (20) Sophie’s friend. Impulsive and fun. Featured Ensemble role; “Sam:” (40s) May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming. Actor who sings. Baritone. Supporting Principal role; “Harry:” (40s) May be Sophie’s father. British financier, wealthy, buttoned-up, and conservative but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. Also an actor who sings. High baritone, tenor. Supporting Principal role; “Bill:” (40s) May be Sophie’s father. A travel writer with no possessions or strings. Good-natured, always ready for adventure. Funny, preferably a big or imposing man. Supporting Principal role; “Sky:” (20s) Sophie’s fiancé. Athletic, attractive. Featured Ensemble role; “Pepper:” (20s) Sky’s friend. Barman at Taverna. Charming, loves women, always flirting. Must be a good mover/dancer. Acrobatic skills a plus. Baritone/tenor. Featured Ensemble role; “Eddie:” (20s) Another friend of Sky and helps with water sports at the Taverna. Laid-back, easygoing. Also a mover/dancer role. Baritone/tenor. Featured Ensemble role; Chorus: Men and woman of the island, who work at Donna’s Taverna and appear as wedding guests; for Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Narrator: A woman, not of the time or place of the action, the Narrator tells the story through word and song, guiding the audience gently through the story of Joseph and his brothers; “Jacob:” The father of the twelve sons, Jacob definitely favors Joseph. At times he may appear unfair and shallow, but he is, more importantly, the prophet who recognizes the future and the calling of Joseph, thus saving the House of Israel; “Joseph:” Obviously his father’s favorite, Joseph early on shows a talent for interpreting dreams and telling the future. This gets him into trouble with his brothers when he predicts his future will include ruling over the other eleven. However, it saves his life when in Egypt he correctly interprets Pharaoh’s dreams. In the end he has risen to a great position of power, but he still forgives his brothers and brings his family to Egypt to partake of the bounty he has accumulated there; Four Ladies: These multi-talented women appear in the play as many characters: Jacob’s wives, saloon girls, dancing girls, and so on; The Eleven Sons: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Napthali, Isaacher, Asher, Dan, Zebulun, Gad, Benjamin, Judah—although acting usually as a group—have their own different personalities, talents, and flaw. As a group they sell Joseph into slavery, but as individuals they deal with the following years and how they can make amends. They sing and dance their way through many situations and places, and also double as Egyptians in many cases; Ishmaelites: Men of the desert, they buy Joseph as a slave, take him to Egypt, and sell him to Potiphar. Played by the Eleven sons Potiphar: A powerful and rich Egyptian, Potiphar purchases Joseph and puts him to work in his household, where he soon realizes that Joseph is honest, hard-working, and a great addition to his pool of help. When he grows suspicious of his wife and Joseph, however, he grows angry and has Joseph thrown into prison; “Mrs. Potiphar:” Beautiful and scheming, Mrs. Potiphar tries to seduce Joseph (unsuccessfully). However, she does manage to rip off much of his clothing just as her husband comes into the room, thus condemning him to prison; Baker: One of Pharaoh servants, the Baker is in prison with Joseph who correctly interprets his dreams and predicts that he will be put to death; Butler: Another of Pharaoh servants, the Butler is also in prison with Joseph who also correctly interprets his dreams, this time that he will be released and taken back into Pharaoh household. It is the Butler who tells Pharaoh about Joseph and his uncanny ability with dreams; Pharaoh: The most powerful man in Egypt, Pharaoh is considered a god on earth. When Joseph interprets his dreams, he promotes him to one of the highest positions in his government; for Chicago – “Velma Kelly:” Female, 25-40, Range: Alto, E3-D5, Vaudville performer who is accused of murdering her sister and husband. Hardened by fame, she cares for no one but herself and her attempt to get away with murder. Strong actress and dancer; “Roxie Hart:” Female, 20-30, Range: Mezzo-Soprano, F3-B4, Reads and keeps up with murder trials in Chicago, and follows suit by murdering her lover, Fred Casely. She stops at nothing to render a media storm with one goal: to get away with it. Strong actress, singer and dancer; “Fred Casely:” Male, 30-50, Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible, Roxie’s short lived lover. Murdered for trying to leave Roxie; “Sergeant Fogarty:” Male, 35-55, Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible, Assigned to Roxie’s case. After asking the right questions, he manages to get Roxie to confess; “Amos Hart:” Male, 30-50, Range: Baritone, C3 to F-sharp4, Roxie’s faithful husband. Lies for her and tries to take the blame until he realizes that he has been two-timed by Roxie. Still in love with her, or misguided, he believes anything she says in her pursuit to get out of jail. Character actor who sings well; “Liz:” Female, 18-45, Range: Ensemble, A3 to C-sharp5, Prisoner at Cook County Jail. She is imprisoned after shooting two warning shots into her husband’s head; “Annie:” Female, 18-45, Range: Ensemble, A3 to C-sharp5, Prisoner at the Cook County Jail. Murder’s her lover after finding out he already has six wives. “One of those Mormons, ya’ know;” “June:” Female, 18-45, Range: Ensemble, A3 to C-sharp5, Prisoner at Cook County Jail. After her husband accuses her of screwing the milk man, he mysteriously runs into her knife ten times; “Mona:” Female, 18-45, Range: Ensemble, A3 to C-sharp5, Prisoner at Cook County Jail. Murders her lover after he has a round of affairs with other woman, and an occasional man. I guess you could say it was “artistic differences;”Martin Harrison:” Male, 35-55, Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible, Ensemble member. The District Attorney who is prosecuting Roxie; “Matron ‘Mama’ Morton:” Female, 30-50, Range: Alto, F-sharp3 to B-flat4, Leader of the prisoners of Cook County Jail. The total essence of corruption. Accepts bribes for favors from laundry service to making calls to lawyers. “When you’re good to Mama, Mama’s good to you;” “Billy Flynn:” Male, 35-50, Range: Baritone B-flat2 to G4, Established lawyer who hasn’t lost a woman’s case yet. Master of media manipulation who will get a girl off the hook as long as she can fork up the hefty $5,000 fee. Sexy, persuasive, manipulative and masculine; “Mary Sunshine:” Male, 25-55, Range: Soprano, B-flat3 to B-flat5, Sob sister reporter from the Evening Star. Believes there is a little bit of good in everyone and will believe anything she is fed that matches her beliefs. Male soprano or counter tenor who can sing to a high B-flat; “Go-To-Hell-Kitty:” Female, 21-40, Range: Ensemble, A3 to C-sharp5, Steals the spotlight when she Murders her husband along with three other woman. Her crimes are labeled “Lake Shore Drive Massacre;” “Harry:” Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible, Murdered by Go-To-Hell Kitty for sleeping around with three women behind her back; “Aaron:” Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible, Court appointed lawyer for Hunyak. He tries to get her to confess to speed along the trial; Judge: Male, 40-65, Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible, Judge overseeing Roxie’s Trial; Court Clerk: Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible, Swears people in with their hand on the bible. “Blah, Blah, Truth, Truth. Selp-you God.” Ensemble Men and Woman will need to be excellent singers and dancers. Equity Principal Audition by appointment Jan 27 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Fine Arts Center University of Rhode Island (105 Upper College Rd, Kingston RI 02881). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare two (2) brief songs: one uptempo and one ballad, 16 bars each. Bring music in the correct key, an accompanist will be provided but will not transpose. Some performers may be asked to stay and dance. Bring appropriate dance wear and shoes. All AEA performers will be seen in five min appointments. AEA members may schedule appointments starting Jan. 15 by calling 978/232-7200 x7280, 10am-6pm. AEA members without appointments may be seen as time permits. Seeking AEA performers who are strong actors, dancers and singers- all ethnicities and backgrounds, for various principal roles and ensemble. To be considered you must attend the audition and be available for callbacks. Make sure to have your Equity card and bring head shots and resumes stapled together back to back. No video submissions.

BILL HANNEY's THEATRE By The SEA – JAN. 27 & 28 – KINGSTON - Bill Hanney's Theatre by the Sea is various roles in the upcoming 2018 season including: Ain't Misbehavin' (Rehearsals begin May 15, 2018; runs May 30-June 17), Mamma Mia! (Rehearsals begin June 5; runs June 20-July 21), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Rehearsals begin July 10; runs July 25-Aug. 12), and Chicago (Rehearsals begin July 31; runs Aug. 15-Sep. 9). All shows rehearse and run May-September 2018 Wakefield RI. Nonunion salary is TBD. Seeking—Principles and Ensemble: 18-82. Auditions by appointment Jan 27 from 10am-6pm and Jan 28 from 10am-6pm at The University of Rhode Island (Kingston RI; Parking and entrance in rear of building). Character breakdowns may be seen on theatre website: www.theatrebythesea.com. Prepare 2 brief songs (16 bars): 1 uptempo and 1 ballad. You may be asked to only sing one, and you may sing from the show. Bring music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided but will not transpose. Some may be asked to stay and dance, all should have appropriate dancewear and shoes. All ensemble must be excellent dancers and singers. Non- Union performers will be seen after Equity performers throughout each day. Non- Union performers are unable to make appointments.

'The WEDDING SINGER' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 28 - Wilmington Drama League is casting The Wedding Singer, a stage musical. Project description: "Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, “The Wedding Singer’s” sparkling new score does for the ’80s what Hairspray did for the ’60s. Just say yes to the most romantic musical in twenty years." shows Apr. 27-May 6. No pay. Seeking—Cast Members: Males & Females, 18+. Auditions Jan. 28 & 29, callbacks Jan. 31. Seeking talent from Wilmington DE. "Please prepare 16-32 bars in the style of the show. Singing from the show is permitted, including impersonations. Please be prepared to move," if unable to attend, send a video of your audition. Apply via backstage.com or contact the drama league.

ARTSPOWER TOURING SHOWS – JAN. 29 & 30 - ArtsPower is casting three shows for the 2018 spring touring season with ArtsPower National Touring Theatre, in its thirty-second year as a touring theater company. The three shows are: My Heart in a Suitcase - A Holocaust Story, a play directed by Andrew Dawson (rehearsals begin Feb. 13; tours until June 10); Anastasia Krupnik, a musical based on the book by Lois Lowry, directed by Greg Gunning (rehearsals begin Feb. 19; tours until June 1); and Are You My Mother? a musical based on the book by P. D. Eastman, directed by Greg Gunning (rehearsals begin Mar. 26; tours until May 27). All ethnicities are encouraged to attend. National tour. Pays $400/wk. for actor/ASM; plus $55/day provided when touring. Note: All actors will be signed on as an assistant stage manager. As an ASM, all actors will have some light set-up and strike duties. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 18-35; for Are You My Mother? – “Baby Bird:” female, 20’s but can look younger (early teens), sweet, bit naïve but learns fast, very lovable, searching for a family, mix and legit; Dog: male, any age, friendly, not too bright but very likable, searching for a family, lyric baritone; Hen: female, late 20s-30s, strong, sensible, has been hurt and disappointed by motherhood, hides a lonely heart behind a gruff exterior, legit; Cat: female, 20s but can look younger (early teens), tries to be independent, hides her insecurities by acting confident, very likable, mix and legit; for Anastasia Krupnik: A Musical - Anastasia – a girl in her twenties who can look younger (mid-teens), talks to the audience, fun, intelligent, wants to be a poet, an only child who is annoyed that her parents are having another baby, learns how to deal with her grandmother who has Alzheimer’s disease, grows up. Mix/legit; “Mr. Krupnik:” a man in late 20’s/early 30’s Anastasia’s young father, a college professor, intelligent but a sense of fun about him, loves his daughter, trying to also deal with his own mother’s Alzheimer’s disease, encourages Anastasia to get to know her grandmother better, lyric baritone; “Mrs. Krupnik:” a woman in her late 20’s/early 30’s, Anastasia’s young mother, a working mom who is unexpectedly expecting a new baby, amused and understanding of Anastasia’s resistance to a new baby, intelligent, mix/legit. Open Casting Calls Jan 29 from 10am-4pm and Jan 30 from 10am-4pm at Nola Studios (250 W. 54th St., Manhattan NY 10019). If auditioning for the non-musical play “My Heart in a Suitcase” only, prepare a brief one-minute monologue of your choice. If auditioning for the musicals and the play, prepare a brief full song. Standard musical theater preferred. No pop/rock. Bring sheet music in correct key. Accompanist will be provided. Sides from all the plays will be provided at the auditions. Bring two pix & resumes for two directors. For more information, visit www.artspower.org.

'LITTLE SHOP Of HORRORS' – JAN. 30 - La Comedia Dinner Theatre is casting actors for Little Shop Of Horrors. Rehearsals begin Apr. 16, 2018; runs May 3-June 24 in Springboro OH. Pays $300 for rehearsals, $2700 total contract. Housing, transportation, meal each performance, health club membership, and workman’s comp provided. Seeking—“Seymour Krelborn:” Male, 25-35, tenor, a nerd with a hero’s heart; strong musical theatre and pop vocal quality; “Mr. Mushnik:” Male, 55-65, baritone, hard-nosed owner of the flower shop, but has a big heart; “Orin Scrivello, D.D.S.:” Male, 25-40, baritone, egotistical, abusive boyfriend of Audrey; also plays multiple roles in the ensemble; vocally transforms to other characters; Voice of Audrey II: Male, 18+, baritone, strong rhythm and blues vocal; must show varied styles within vocals; “Audrey:” Female, 25-35, mezzo-soprano, beautiful blond from the wrong side of the tracks; strong musical theatre and pop vocal quality; Crystal, Ronnette, Chiffon: Female, 20-35, mezzo-soprano, a trio of African American women who act as narrators throughout the show; strong vocal and movement ability. Open Casting Call Jan 30 at 10am at Nola Studios (250 W. 54th St., New York NY 10019). Prepare 16 bars of a standard musical theatre song. Callbacks Jan. 31. Questions call Kris Byerly 937/746-4554 ext. 241. Non-Equity.

EQUITY, MILL MOUNTAIN THETARE – JAN. 30 - Mill Mountain Theatre is casting the 2018 Season including: Constellations (Nick Payne, writer. Rehearses Feb. 6-21; runs Feb. 22-Mar. 11); A Chorus Line (Marvin Hamlisch, music; Edward Kleban, lyrics; James Kirkwood Jr. & Nicholas Dante, book; Rehearses Apr. 3-25; runs Apr. 26-May 13); West Side Story (Arthur Laurents, book; Leonard Bernstein, music; Stephen Sondheim, lyrics; Jerome Robbins, conception; Rehearses Sep. 11-Oct. 2 in Roanoke VA; runs Oct. 3-21); and The Christmas Cup (Nancy Ruth Patterson, writer. Rehearses Nov. 13-Dec. 4; runs Dec. 5-23). Season runs in Roanoke VA. Pays: $510/wk. min. for all productions except Constellations ($366/wk.). Equity SPT Contract pending approval. Seeking—Equity Actors Who Sing/Dance: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Audition Jan 30 from 9am-5pm (lunch 12noon-1pm) at Nola Studios (250 W. 54th St., 5th fl., Studio 4, New York NY 10019). Prepare either: 1) a brief song in the style of the show if auditioning for the musicals; or 2) a brief monologue for the plays; or 3) 16 bars of a song and a 1-minute monologue if auditioning for all shows. Bring picture and resume.

EQUITY, SACRAMENTO MUSIC CIRCUS 2018 – JAN. 30-FEB. 2 - California Musical Theatre is casting the 2018 Season including: Singin' in the Rain (Rehearsals begin week of May 29, 2018; runs June 12-17); Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Rehearsals begin week of June 12; runs June 26-July 1); Newsies (Rehearsals begin week of June 26; runs July 10-15); Gypsy (Rehearsals begin week of July 10; runs July 24-29); Mamma Mia! (Rehearsals begin week of July 24; runs Aug. 7-12); and Little Shop of Horrors (Rehearsals begin week of Aug. 7; runs Aug. 21-26). Season runs in Sacramento CA. Pays: $1095/wk. min. Equity RMTA California Musical Theatre Agreement. Seeking—Equity Actors Who Sing: Males & Females, 18+; Equity Dancers Who Sing: Males & Females, 18+, each production has different dance requirements; seeking dancers that excel in ballet, jazz, and/or tap; acro/tumbling is a plus. Sacramento Music Circus actively solicits women and minorities for non-traditional casting opportunities; For SINGIN' IN THE RAIN - DON LOCKWOOD: 35-45, high baritone. One of the brightest stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Don Lockwood is dashing, charismatic and a little smug. He is a true triple threat and easily transitions from silent film star to actual talking actor. Must be an excellent tap dancer. Sings “You Stepped Out Of A Dream,” “You Were Meant For Me,” and “Singin’ In The Rain;” KATHY SELDEN: 25-35, alto with mix. A lovely and ambitious young woman and aspiring actress. Charming, smart and eager, she is soon discovered to be a great talent and offered a contract with Monumental Pictures. Sings “Lucky Star,” “Would You” and “Good Morning!;” COSMO BROWN: 30-40, tenor. Cosmo is Don’s best friend, Monumental Pictures’ accompanist and eventual head of the Music Department. Sarcastic and quick with a quip, he is happy to make jokes at anyone’s expense (including his own). He is an energetic jester and must be an excellent comedian and acrobatic tap dancer. Sings “Make ‘Em Laugh,” “Moses,” and “Good Morning;” LINA LAMONT: 30-40. Lina is a stunningly beautiful silent film star in the Golden Age of Hollywood. Glamorous and lovely onscreen, off-screen she is an obnoxious, egotistical diva with a voice that could cut glass. Sings “What’s Wrong With Me?;” for SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS - ADAM PONTIPEE: 35-40, high baritone. Rugged and handsome, Adam is a farmer and hunter in the mountains of Oregon. Vigorous and charismatic, he is the eldest of seven brothers and the man of his household. Gruff yet full of humor, he is a good man at heart with a lot to learn. Sings “Bless Your Beautiful Hide,” “Sobbin’ Women,” and “Love Never Goes Away;” MILLY: 25-35, alto. Feisty, beautiful and independent, Milly is a frontier woman with a vibrant sense of humor. Milly is headstrong, opinionated and smart. Sings “Wonderful Day,” “I Married Seven Brothers,” and “Glad That You Were Born;” BENJAMIN PONTIPEE: Early 30’s. The second eldest Pontipee brother and Adam’s lieutenant, Benjamin is quick tempered, proud and a promising leader though rough around the edges. Must be an excellent dancer. Sings in “Goin’ Courtin’” and “We Gotta Make It Through The Winter;” CALEB PONTIPEE: Late 20’s. The third Pontipee brother, Caleb is smart, solid and quick witted. Must be an excellent dancer. Sings in “Goin’ Courtin’” and “We Gotta Make It Through The Winter;” DANIEL PONTIPEE: Late 20’s. Rough and tumble and unkempt, Daniel is full of youthful enthusiasm and like a twin to his brother Ephraim. Must be an excellent dancer. Sings in “Goin’ Courtin’” and “We Gotta Make It Through The Winter;” EPHRAIM PONTIPEE: Late 20’s. Like a twin to Daniel, Ephraim is enthusiastic and unkempt but less talkative than his brothers. He falls in love with Martha. Must be an excellent dancer. Sings in “Goin’ Courtin’” and “We Gotta Make It Through The Winter;” FRANK PONTIPEE: Early 20’s. The second youngest of the Pontipee boys, Frank is hot headed and full of adolescent fervor. Must be an excellent dancer. Sings in “Goin’ Courtin’” and “We Gotta Make It Through The Winter;” GIDEON PONTIPEE: 18, tenor. The youngest of the brothers, Gideon is shy, sensitive and earnest. Rough around the edges but not as wild as the older boys, he takes to Milly immediately. Must be an excellent dancer. Sings in “Goin’ Courtin’” and “We Gotta Make It Through The Winter;” ALICE: 18. Alice, the youngest of the girls, is sweet, naive and not too bright. Must be an excellent dancer. Sings in “Wonderful Day” and “We’ve Got To Make It Through The Winter;” MARTHA: 20’s. Straight laced and still living at home, Martha is attached at the hip to Liza. Must be an excellent dancer. Sings in “Wonderful Day” and “We’ve Got To Make It Through The Winter;” LIZA: 20’s. Very superstitious and still living at home, Liza is attached at the hip to Martha. Must be an excellent dancer. Sings in “Wonderful Day” and “We’ve Got To Make It Through The Winter;” DORCAS: 20’s. Bold and spirited, Dorcas works in her parents’ store and rebels against their protective nature. Must be an excellent dancer. Sings in “Wonderful Day” and “We’ve Got To Make It Through The Winter;” RUTH: 20’s. Practical and buttoned up, Ruth is a school teacher and mother hen to the other girls. Must be an excellent dancer. Sings in “Wonderful Day” and “We’ve Got To Make It Through The Winter;” SARAH: 20’s. Raised in a family of boys, Sarah is boisterous, cheerful and a “tom boy” through and through. Must be an excellent dancer. Sings in “Wonderful Day” and “We’ve Got To Make It Through The Winter;” for NEWSIES - JACK KELLY: 18+ to play late teens, tenor. Handsome and street-smart, 18-year-old Jack is the leader of the Newsies. Charming, passionate, and with a streak of arrogance, he inspires the Newsies to unionize. Sings “Santa Fe,” “The World Will Know,” and “Something To Believe In.” Strong dancer; JOSEPH PULITZER: 45-60, baritone. Bull-headed and impertinent, Joseph Pulitzer is a self-made tycoon of the publishing industry. Sings “The Bottom Line;” KATHERINE: 20, Mezzo soprano with belt to E5. Katherine is the feisty, confident and sharp witted young daughter of Joseph Pulitzer. Strong willed and opinionated, she doesn’t fear defying her father. Sings “Watch What Happens” and “Something To Believe In.” Strong Dancer; MEDDA LARKIN/NUN: 40-50, Alto with belt to E5. Medda is the star of her vaudeville act and the owner of the theatre she performs in. She is smart, tough and a no-nonsense entrepreneur ahead of her time. Sings “That’s Rich;” DAVEY: 18+ to play teens, tenor. Thoughtful, deliberate and an outsider, 17-year-old Davey’s stable family life sets him apart from the other Newsies. Sings “Seize The Day,” and “Watch What Happens.” Strong Dancer; CRUTCHIE: 18+ to play teens, tenor. 17-year-old Crutchie is a slight boy with a bad leg who walks with a cane. Sings “Letter from the Refuge.” Strong Dancer; for GYPSY - ROSE: 40-50, alto belt. Rose is an unparalleled stage mother and three-time divorcee. Loud, brash, single-minded and fierce, she is a force to be reckoned with. Sings “Some People,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” and “Rose’s Turn;” LOUISE: 20’s, alto belt. The shy, put-upon eldest daughter of Rose, Louise has been an extra in her family’s life for years. She is bright and industrious, and soon blossoms into a radiant young star. She transitions from the shy, teen-aged Louise to the sophisticated and carefree burlesque queen, Gypsy Rose Lee. Sings “Little Lamb,” and “Let Me Entertain You;” HERBIE: 40-50, bass. Rose’s devoted suitor and Louise and June’s reluctant agent. Herbie rejoins show business after becoming smitten with Rose. Sings in “Small World,” “You’ll Never Get Away From Me,” and “Together Wherever We Go;” JUNE: 20’s, high belt. June is Rose’s youngest daughter and the apple of her eye. She is a promising talent who has aged out of her childhood vaudeville routine, though her mother tries to disguise it. Sings “Let Me Entertain You;” TESSIE TURA: 40-50, alto belt. An aging Burlesque performer with a ballet routine. Brassy and funny, she advocates for Louise, helping her find work and bolstering her confidence. Sings “You Gotta Get A Gimmick;” MAZEPPA: 40-50, alto belt. Mazeppa is an aging burlesque performer just past her prime. She’s a big personality with an act to match. Sings in “You Gotta Get A Gimmick;” ELECTRA: 35-45, alto belt. Electra is an aging burlesque performer, passing her prime. Sings in “You Gotta Get A Gimmick;” TULSA: 18+ to play teen, tenor. Tulsa is one of the boys in Dainty June’s act. Charming, winsome and enthusiastic, he is the most ambitious of the boys, if not the most talented. He elopes with June and they run away to form their own act. Must be an excellent dancer. Sings “All I Need Is The Girl;” for MAMMA MIA - SOPHIE SHERIDAN: Alto with mix. Sophie is 20 years old, sweet, spirited and full of hope. Determined to find the romance and happiness she feels eluded her single mother, Donna, she pursues a conventional marriage despite her own hesitations. Sings extensively throughout, including “I Have a Dream,” “Honey, Honey,” “Lay all Your Love On Me,” and “Under Attack;” DONNA SHERIDAN: 40’s, Alto. Formerly the lead singer of Donna and the Dynamos, free-spirited Donna became pregnant with Sophie at a young age. Owning and operating the Taverna while raising her daughter alone, Donna is tough and independent, yet vulnerable and warm. Sings extensively throughout, including “Mamma Mia,” “Dancing Queen,” “Slipping Through My Fingers,” and “The Winner Takes it All;” TANYA: 40’s, Alto. One of Donna’s best friends and former member of Donna and the Dynamos, Tanya is rich, sophisticated and acerbic. Sings “Does Your Mother Know,” “Chiquitita,” and “Dancing Queen;” ROSIE: 40’s, Alto. Donna’s other best friend and the third member of Donna and the Dynamos. Confident, sharp-tongued and a little zany, Rosie runs a feminist publishing company called the “Whole Woman Press.” Sings “Take A Chance on Me,” “Chiquitita,” and “Dancing Queen;” SKY: 20’s, Tenor. Sophie’s fiancé and a former business school student, Sky has traded in his books for Island life. Sings “Lay All Your Love On Me;” SAM CARMICHAEL: 40’s, Tenor. One of Sophie’s possible fathers. Sam is a successful Architect and divorce? who has always carried a torch for Donna. Sings “S.O.S.,” and “Knowing Me, Knowing You;” HARRY BRIGHT: 40’s, Baritone. One of Sophie’s possible fathers. Harry is a sophisticated British financier with a wild past. Sings “Our Last Summer;” BILL AUSTIN: 40’s, Baritone. One of Sophie’s possible fathers. Good-natured, jovial, and up for anything that won’t tie him down, Bill is coming around to the idea that having a companion on life’s journey may not be so bad. Sings “The Name Of The Game,” and “Take A Chance On Me;” for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - SEYMOUR: 30-40, High Baritone. Taken in as an orphan by Mr. Mushnik, Seymour is the menial laborer of the Flower Shop. Sweet and well meaning, he becomes the hapless owner of a bizarre, carnivorous plant. Sings “Grow For Me” and “Suddenly Seymour;” AUDREY: 30-40, Alto belt to E5 with mix. The sweet, bleach-blonde, secret love of Seymour’s life. Audrey is every B-Movie heroine wrapped up in a package with none of the education, confidence, or self-worth. Sings “Somewhere That’s Green” and “Suddenly Seymour;” MUSHNIK: 50’s, Baritone. The down-on-his-luck owner of a failing flower shop on skid row and an unhappy opportunist. Sings “Mushnik and Son;” DENTIST et al.: 30-40, High Baritone. Orin Scrivello, D.D.S. is tall, handsome and deadly. Egotistical and sadistic, He is abusive to Audrey and with all the sleaze of an insurance salesman. Actor also plays A Voice not unlike God’s, Wino #2, Customer, Radio Announcer, Mr. Bernstein, Mrs. Luce, Skip Snip, and Patrick Martin. Sings “Dentist!;” CRYSTAL: High belt with mix. Crystal is one of three female street urchins serving as the hip, doo-wop-ing Greek Chorus of the story. Alternating between participating in the action and commenting from the outside, the girls are often the only people on stage who know exactly what is going on. Whip smart and full of attitude, they often address the audience directly. Sing extensively throughout, including “Skid Row,” “Ya Never Know,” and “The Meek Shall Inherit;” CHIFFON: High belt with mix. Chiffon is one of three female street urchins serving as the hip, young, doo-wop-ing Greek Chorus of the story. Sings; “Skid Row,” “Ya Never Know,” and “The Meek Shall Inherit;” RONETTE: High belt with mix. Ronette is one of three female street urchins serving as the hip, young, doo-wop-ing Greek Chorus of the story. Sings; “Skid Row,” “Ya Never Know,” and “The Meek Shall Inherit;” AUDREY II (VOICE): Bass with G4. Audrey II is a wisecracking, flesh eating, anthropomorphic cross between a Venus flytrap and an avocado. Purchased by Seymour during a total eclipse of the sun, Audrey II grows from a blood thirsty seedling to a street-smart, conniving villain with a lot of attitude and a tremendous appetite. Sings “Git It!” and “Suppertime.” Equity Principal Audition Jan 30 from 10am-6pm and Jan 31 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm each day). Equity Chorus Calls Feb 1 at 10am for Equity female singers & 2:30pm for Equity male singers and Feb 2 at 10am for Equity female dancers who sing (Producer intends to take a lunch break at 1:30pm if the call is still in progress) & 10am for Equity male dancers who sing; (producer intends to take a lunch break at 1:30pm if the call is still in progress) at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 4th fl., New York NY 10018). EPA or ECC Procedures are in effect for these auditions. An Equity Monitor will be provided. EPA: Prepare a brief musical theatre song appropriate for the season. Singing material from the shows listed is acceptable and encouraged. Bring sheet music in your key as an accompanist will be provided. For more info, visit www.sacramentomusiccircus.com. ECC, singers: Prepare 16 bars of a musical theater song that shows range and is appropriate for the season. Singing material from the shows listed is acceptable and encouraged. Bring sheet music in your key as an accompanist will be provided.

'FAT ASSES: The MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 31 - Theater for the New City is Equity and non-Equity performers for Fat Asses: The Musical, a production for Theater for the New City. Damon Maida, music-lyrics; Synopsis: When three larger-than-life ladies find themselves ostracized from their friends, families, and even their weight-loss support group, they decide to finally take control of their lives. Fed up with feeling invisible, Margaux, Candy, and Lacey join forces with the militant newcomer, Dustine, and decide to storm the offices of the fashion magazine, Gaunt. When the girls are thrust into an immediate spotlight of adoration, they are forced to confront their deepest and sometimes deadliest secrets. Rehearsals begin late March 2018; runs May 3-20 at the Theater for the New City in NYC. Paid stipend for all actors. Equity Seasonal Showcase Code, approval pending. Seeking—“Margaux” (Lead): Female, 27-50, female; 30s-50s; overweight; recently scorned mother of three; fed up and looking for justice; “Lacey” (Lead): Female, 27-50, female; 30s-40s; African-American; overweight, lustful, and confident; moves well; “Candy” (Lead): Female, 27-38, female; 20s-30s; sweet, dim, and funny. Will be padded to appear overweight, but is actually not. Must be comfortable wearing padded costume for majority of the show; “Dustine” (Lead): Female, 27-50, female; late 20s-40s; larger-than-life, angry, militant, and bitter; “Meredith” (Lead): female; 20s-40s; slim, lithe, beautiful, and put-together; editor-in-chief of a fashion magazine. Seeking talent from New York NY. Auditions for performers in NYC by appointment in January. Email pix & resume to fatassesthemusical@gmail.com. Feel free to send links of singing video reels, if available. Prepare 16 bars of a traditional musical theater song.

2018 STRAWHAT 2018 AUDITIONS – FEB. 1 DEADLINE f/MAR. 16-18 - StrawHat Theatrical Services is seeking applications for the 2018 StrawHat auditions. Producers state: "StrawHat supports professional theater and the careers of non-Equity performers and technical artists looking to develop their careers in theater. Over 30 summer theater, theme park, and live entertainment production companies from around the country attend each year to cast their seasons. Approximately 500 non-Equity positions were available with attending companies last year." Production dates vary, and are determined by individual attending companies. Registration fee is $47. If accepted for an audition, an additional $60 fee applies. Compensation for productions varies from contract to contract as established by individual attending companies. Both summer and longer-term employment may be available. Seeking—Actors: Males & Females, 18-50, for principal, featured, and ensemble roles. Auditions by appointment Mar 16-18 in New York NY. StrawHat Auditions are by application and appointment only. Online application/registration, complete instructions, and additional information are available at www.strawhat-auditions.com. Complete applications must be delivered by Feb. 1. Paid registration includes a personal listing in the StrawHat Casting Online database complete with your photo and resume.

'ROCK Of AGES' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 3 - Viviana Theater Company is casting Rock of Ages. Project description: "The 1980s rock musical featuring some of the decade's biggest hair metal hits." Runs February 2018 dinner theatre style at the Folcroft Fire Hall in Folcroft PA. No pay. Seeking—“Stacee Jaxx” (Lead): Male, 18+. Seeking talent from Prospect Park PA. To apply, send head shot and resume via backstage.com or contact the theater company.

'PARADE' – FEB. 11 & 13 – BERWYN - Footlighters Theater is casting Parade, a stage musical. Project description: "The tragic, true story of the trial and lynching of a man wrongly accused of murder is brought to theatrical life." Performances run June 2018. No pay. Seeking—“Leo Frank” (Lead): Male, 25-45, the tragic protagonist accused of murder, neurotic and a serial pessimist, physically and emotionally displaced, he is "a White Jew from the North", vocal range: G-flat2 to F4; “Lucille Frank” (Supporting): Female, 25-35, gentle and mousy, but resourceful and resilient, a true Southerner through and through, she is "a White Jew from Georgia", vocal range: E5-G3; “Judge Roan” (Supporting): Male, 60-70, serves as the judge on the infamous trial, motivated by bigotry and racism, he is dangerously committed to the ideals of the Confederacy, white, Georgian, vocal range: B2-D4; “Hugh Dorsey” (Supporting): Male, 35-45, Atlanta's District Attorney, a devout Christian, a brute and manipulative at times, hungry for political success and recognition, white, Georgian, vocal range: B2-F4; “Gov. John Slaton” (Supporting): Male, 35-45, as the Governor of Georgia, highly concerned with public perception, flirtatious and fun at times, strives to maintain his values, a white southerner, vocal range: B-flat2 to F4; “Frankie Epps” (Supporting): Male, 14-17, a charming and simple man, playful and flirtatious, white, vocal range: B-flat2 to B-flat4; “Mary Phagan” (Supporting): Female, 13, a factory worker at the National Pencil Factory who is murdered, has moments of sassiness and playfulness, white, Georgian, vocal range: E-flat4 to D5; “Jim Conley” (Supporting): Male, 20-30, a cleaning supervisor at National Pencil Factory, secretly a convict on the run, pompous showman with a strong build, "a black Georgian", vocal range: D3 to B-flat4; “Newt Lee” (Supporting): Male, 50-60, the night watchman at National Pencil Factory, a bit too old to possess the job, physically intimidating, but a gentle giant, "a black Georgian", vocal range: B-flat2 to D-flat4; “Britt Craig” (Supporting): Male, 25-35, a washed-up reporter who can often be found three sheets to the wind, weaselly and desperate for his big break, a "white Georgian", vocal range: E-flat3 to G4; Ensemble: Males & Females, 18+. Auditions by appointment Feb 11 & 13 in Berwyn PA. Apply via backstage.com or contact the theater.

'LET THERE BE LIGHT' – FEB. 12 - Brianna Barnes is casting local NYC actors for an original new theater work called Let There Be Light. Let There Be Light is a folk-rock musical in the vignette style with book and score written by Brianna Barnes. Based on real life interviews, Let There Be Light brings the true stories of experiences, discoveries, and problems various kinds of people have with religion--specifically Jesus and Christianity--to life on stage. Through each character’s story, the audience experiences a messy and broken, but colorful and beautiful mosaic. It doesn’t have all the answers, but instead focuses on the real and relevant struggles and questions about God, spirituality, and Christianity in 2018. Producer states: "After a successful premiere in Cincinnati, OH in 2016, Brianna is ready to bring this production to NYC. Her songs 'Illuminate the Night' and 'United' from the show were chosen to be performed in the New York Musical Festival's 'United We Stand' Concert in 2017." Rehearsals will take place April 16-30 in a studio in Midtown. Performances will take place in local NYC Homeless Shelters and After-School At-Risk Teen Programs during the months of May-July, no more than once a week. Seeking actors willing to volunteer their time and talent to serve their community and those in need through the power of live theater and the arts. Producer states: "If we raise enough money through our donation campaign, a small stipend to actors may be provided." Video footage provided to actors for free. Seeking—“Jack” (Lead): Male, 18-50, a hopeful agnostic confused about why God lets terrible things happen to good people that supposedly follow him. Rock tenor; “Nick” (Lead): Male, 18-50, a Christian turned atheist after his deeply religious mother attempts suicide. Emotional and fed up with religion. Rock tenor; “Gabriela” (Lead): Female, 25-40, Emily’s sister; dying of cancer. Deeply devoted Christian, very sweet and meek in spirit, who speaks to God as if he were her best friend. She is ready to go home to what she believes is heaven. Soprano pop mix; “Areo” (Lead): Female, 18+, a Catholic school girl who grew up being taught to be afraid of God, and later is introduced to the idea of having a “relationship” with Jesus. Soprano pop mix; “Gina” (Lead): Female, 30-50, grew up in a conservative home where she was sexually abused by her father throughout her entire childhood. Deals with forgiveness and what it means to be loved by God. High belt; “Kenzie” (Lead): Female, 25-70, an old soul, poetic in nature, who finds God through revelation of spirit. Soprano pop mix; “Dana” (Lead): Female, 30-50, ex-heroin addict who turns to prostitution and hears about Jesus from a woman at AA. Alto belt; “Lindsay” (Lead): Female, 30-50, drug addict who becomes pregnant at 16 and has 7 kids with different men. Turns to prostitution to feed her addiction and interacts with a church group who helps homeless women. Alto belt; “Raven” (Lead): Female, 30-50, a homeless woman who could not get clean after years of trying, and finally becomes clean after trying a unique kind of church. Alto belt. Audition by appointment Feb 12 from 2pm-6pm at Ripley Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., New York NY 10018). In your submission via Backstage, include video of contemporary/pop/rock/ folk song(s) and/or contemporary monologues. If selected, you will receive notification via email with your appointment time.

EQUITY, THEATRE By The SEA – FEB. 12 & 13 - Matunuck Live Theatre, Inc. is seeking Equity performers who are strong actors, dancers, and singers, of all ethnicities and backgrounds, for various roles in the upcoming 2018 season including: Ain't Misbehavin' (Rehearsals begin May 15, 2018; runs May 30-June 17), Mamma Mia! (Rehearsals begin June 5; runs June 20-July 21), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Rehearsals begin July 10; runs July 25-Aug. 12), and Chicago (Rehearsals begin July 31; runs Aug. 15-Sep. 9). Season runs May-September 2018 Wakefield RI. Pays: $500/wk. Equity LOA in Reference to COST Contract. Seeking—Equity Actors Who Sing & Dancers Who Sing: Males & Females, 18+; for AIN'T MISBEHAVIN’ – “André:” An unrepentant party hound. A flirt and a bit of a womanizer; Gender: Male; Age: 25 to 45; Vocal range top: E6 Vocal range bottom: G2; “Armelia:” A voluptuous and sassy woman. Very strong-willed and not afraid to share her thoughts; Gender: Female; Age: 25 to 45; Vocal range top: C6 Vocal range bottom: G3; “Charlaine:” A sweet, young lady. Very innocent; Gender: Female; Age: 18 to 25; Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: G3; “Ken:” Jovial, cheerful, and loud. Larger than life; Gender: Male; Age: 25 to 45; Vocal range top: C6 Vocal range bottom: D3; “Nell:” Confident and charming. A knowledgeable woman of the world; Gender: Female; Age: 30 to 45; Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: F3; for MAMMA MIA!DONNA: early 40s, the mother of a 20-year-old girl; Attractive and free-spirited. A former lead singer in a group called “Donna and the Dynamos” who now owns and runs a hotel/casino on a Greek island. A strong feminist who also has a zany and vulnerable side. Principal role; SOPHIE: 20; Born and Raised on the island. A very special young woman who is determined to find the romance and happiness she feels eluded her mother. Has a wild, zany spirit even though she pursues a conventional marriage. Pop soprano. Principal role; TANYA: late 30s-early 40s; A former singer in the “Dynamos”. Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty. Supporting Principal role; ROSIE: late 30s-early 40s; Also a former singer in the “Dynamos” She’s confident, strong, and funny on the outside but shy underneath. Kooky and fun, good comic actress, bit of a clown. Actress who sings. Supporting Principal role; LISA: 21; Sophie’s friend. Very energetic and kooky. Should sing and dance well. Featured Ensemble role; ALI: 20; Sophie’s friend. Impulsive and fun. Featured Ensemble role; SAM: 40s; May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming. Actor who sings. Baritone. Supporting Principal role; HARRY: 40s; May be Sophie’s father. British financier, wealthy, buttoned-up, and conservative but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. Also an actor who sings. High baritone, tenor. Supporting Principal role; BILL: 40s; May be Sophie’s father. A travel writer with no possessions or strings. Good-natured, always ready for adventure. Funny, preferably a big or imposing man. Supporting Principal role; SKY: 20s; Sophie’s fiancé. Athletic, attractive. Featured Ensemble role. PEPPER: 20s; Sky’s friend. Barman at Taverna. Charming, loves women, always flirting. Must be a good mover/dancer. Acrobatic skills a plus. Baritone/tenor. Featured Ensemble role; EDDIE: 20s; Another friend of Sky and helps with water sports at the Taverna. Laid-back, easygoing. Also a mover/dancer role. Baritone/tenor. Featured Ensemble role; “Father Alexandrios:” – The local priest – Ensemble role; Chorus Men and woman of the island, who work at Donna’s Taverna and appear as wedding guests; for JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT - Narrator: A woman, not of the time or place of the action, the Narrator tells the story through word and song, guiding the audience gently through the story of Joseph and his brothers; “Jacob:” The father of the twelve sons, Jacob definitely favors Joseph. At times he may appear unfair and shallow, but he is, more importantly, the prophet who recognizes the future and the calling of Joseph, thus saving the House of Israel; “Joseph:” Obviously his father’s favorite, Joseph early on shows a talent for interpreting dreams and telling the future. Four Ladies: These multi-talented women appear in the play as many characters: Jacob’s wives, saloon girls, dancing girls, and so on; The Eleven Sons: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Napthali, Isaacher, Asher, Dan, Zebulun, Gad, Benjamin, Judah—although acting usually as a group—have their own different personalities, talents, and flaw; As a group they sell Joseph into slavery, but as individuals they deal with the following years and how they can make amends. They sing and dance their way through many situations and places, and also double as Egyptians in many cases; Ishmaelites: Me of the desert, they buy Joseph as a slave, take him to Egypt, and sell him to Potiphar. Played by the Eleven sons; Potiphar: A powerful and rich Egyptian, Potiphar purchases Joseph and puts him to work in his household, where he soon realizes that Joseph is honest, hard-working, and a great addition to his pool of help; “Mrs. Potiphar:” Beautiful and scheming, Mrs. Potiphar tries to seduce Joseph (unsuccessfully); “Baker:” One of Pharaoh servants, the Baker is in prison with Joseph who correctly interprets his dreams and predicts that he will be put to death; “Butler:” Another of Pharaoh servants, the Butler is also in prison with Joseph who also correctly interprets his dreams, this time that he will be released and taken back into Pharaoh household; Pharaoh: The most powerful man in Egypt, Pharaoh is considered a god on earth. When Joseph interprets his dreams, he promotes him to one of the highest positions in his government; for CHICAGO - VELMA KELLY: Female, 25-40, Range: Alto, E3-D5; Vaudeville performer who is accused of murdering her sister and husband. Strong actress and dancer; ROXIE HART: Female, 20-30; Range: Mezzo-Soprano, F3-B4; Reads and keeps up with murder trials in Chicago, and follows suit by murdering her lover, Fred Casely. Strong actress, singer and dancer; FRED CASELY: Male, 30-50, Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible; Roxie’s short-lived lover. Murdered for trying to leave Roxie; SERGEANT FOGARTY: Male, 35-55; Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible; Assigned to Roxie’s case. After asking the right questions, he manages to get Roxie to confess; AMOS HART: Male, 30-50; Range: Baritone, C3 to F-sharp4; Roxie’s faithful husband. Lies for her and tries to take the blame until he realizes that he has been two-timed by Roxie. Character actor who sings well; LIZ: Female, 18-45; Range: Ensemble, A3 to C-sharp5; Prisoner at Cook County Jail. She is imprisoned after shooting two warning shots into her husband’s head; ANNIE: Female, 18-45; Range: Ensemble, A3 to C-sharp5; Prisoner at the Cook County Jail. Murder’s her lover after finding out he already has six wives. “One of those Mormons, ya’ know;” JUNE: Female, 18-45, Range: Ensemble, A3 to C-sharp5; Prisoner at Cook County Jail. After her husband accuses her of screwing the milkman, he mysteriously runs into her knife ten times; MONA: Female, 18-45; Range: Ensemble, A3 to C-sharp5; Prisoner at Cook County Jail. Murders her lover after he has a round of affairs with other woman, and an occasional man. I guess you could say it was “artistic differences;” MARTIN HARRISON: Male, 35-55; Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible; Ensemble member. The District Attorney who is prosecuting Roxie; MATRON "MAMA" MORTON: Female, 30-50; Range: Alto, F-sharp3 to B-flat4; Leader of the prisoners of Cook County Jail. The total essence of corruption. Accepts bribes for favors from laundry service to making calls to lawyers. “When you’re good to Mama, Mama’s good to you;” BILLY FLYNN: Male, 35-50, Range: Baritone B-flat2 to G4; Established lawyer who hasn’t lost a woman’s case yet. Master of media manipulation who will get a girl off the hook as long as she can fork up the hefty $5,000 fee. Sexy, persuasive, manipulative and masculine; MARY SUNSHINE: Male, 25-55; Range: Soprano, B-flat3 to B-flat5; Sob sister reporter from the Evening Star; Male soprano or counter tenor who can sing to a high B flat; GO-TO-HELL-KITTY: Female, 21-40; Range: Ensemble, A3 to C-sharp5; Steals the spotlight when she Murders her husband along with three other woman. Her crimes are labeled “Lake Shore Drive Massacre;” HARRY: Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible; Murdered by Go-To-Hell Kitty for sleeping around with three women behind her back; AARON: Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible; Court appointed lawyer for Hunyak. He tries to get her to confess to speed along the trial; JUDGE: Male, 40-65, Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible; Judge overseeing Roxie’s Trial; COURT CLERK: Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible; Swears people in with their hand on the bible. “Blah, Blah, Truth, Truth. Selp-you God;” Ensemble Men and Woman will need to be excellent singers and dancers. Equity Principal Audition Feb 12 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm); Equity Chorus Calls Feb 13 at 9:30am for Equity male singers, 11:30am for Equity female singers, 2:30pm for Equity female dancers who sing & 4:30pm for Equity male dancers at Nola Studios (250 W. 54th St., 5th fl., New York NY 10019). EPA/ECC Procedures are in effect for these auditions. An Equity Monitor will be provided. All should bring pix & resume, stapled together. Not accepting video submissions. EPA: Prepare a brief song(s) that best shows off your voice. You may sing from the shows. Bring music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided, but will not transpose. Singer ECC: Prepare a short song (16 bars) that shows off your voice and please have appropriate dance wear and shoes. Bring music in the correct key, an accompanist will be provided but will not transpose. Dancer ECC: Have appropriate dance wear and shoes. Also prepare a short song (16 bars) that shows off your voice. Bring music in the correct key, an accompanist will be provided but will not transpose.

EQUITY, FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE – FEB. 20-22 - Flat Rock Playhouse is seeking Equity actor-singers for various roles in the upcoming 2018 season including: Clue (Jonathan Lynn, adaptation.; Runs May 9-June 9, 2018), The Love List (Norm Foster, writer; Runs May 29-June 30), Mamma Mia (Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, music-lyrics; Catherine Johnson, book. Runs July 11-Aug. 18), Always a Bridesmaid (Jones Hope Wooten, writer. Runs Aug. 8-Sep. 9), The Glass Menagerie (Tennessee Williams, writer; Runs Sep. 11-Oct. 13), and The House of Baskervilles (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, writer; Steven Canny and John Nicholson, adaptation; Runs Oct. 17-Nov. 17). Season runs May-Nov. 2018 in Flat Rock NC. Pays: $786/wk. Equity CORST Z Contract. Seeking—Actors: Males & Females, 18+. For CLUE – “Wadsworth:” 30’s-40’s—A traditional butler in every sense: uptight, formal and “by the book.” Must be able to move well; “Yvette:” 20’s—A sexy French Maid. Must move well; “Colonel Mustard:” 40’s-50’s—A puffy military man who is nothing but a pompous blow-hard. Must move well; “Mrs. White:” 30’s-40’s—A pale beautiful woman. Mrs. White says very little but when she does it always seems to be a confession of past crimes. Suspicious of others. Always dressed in black. Must move well; “Mrs. Peacock:” 40’s-60’s—The wife of the Senator from the great state of Tennessee. Buttoned up and uptight. Southern accent. Must move well; “Mr. Green:” 20’s-30’s—A nervous, shy introvert. Unable to finish a sentence. A germaphobe who carries a hanky with him to open doors and to greet people. Must move well; “Professor Plum:” 20’s—A young rich playboy who lives for nothing but booze and women. Must move well; “Miss Scarlet:” 30’s-40’s—A dry sardonic DC Madam who is more interested in secrets than sex. Must move well; ACTOR #1: Male to play Mr. Boddy and Cop. 30’s-50’s—Mr. Boddy—An older distinguished gentleman with a cold and scary demeanor, and a dark checkered past; The COP—A “regular Joe.” Perhaps with a Chicago or Boston accent; ACTOR #2: Female to play Mrs. Hochinsky, Motorist (as a Man) & Singing Telegram Girl 30’s-40’s; Mrs. Solyanka—The Russian cook who works for Mr. Boddy. She has a dark mysterious sensibility; The Motorist—A nervous man who stops by “Boddy Manor” to ask for help after his car breaks down; for MAMMA MIADONNA: late 30s-early 40s, the mother of a 20-year-old girl, Attractive and free-spirited. A former lead singer in a group called “Donna and the Dynamos” who now owns and runs a hotel/casino on a Greek island. Principal role; SOPHIE: 18-25—A very special young woman who is determined to find the romance and happiness she feels eluded her mother. Has a wild, zany spirit even though she pursues a conventional marriage. Pop soprano. Principal role; TANYA: late 30s-early 40s—A former singer in the “Dynamos”. Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty. Supporting Principal role; ROSIE: late 30s-early 40s—Also a former singer in the “Dynamos” who now writes for and runs a feminist press. Actress who sings. Supporting Principal role; LISA: 18-25—Sophie’s friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Very energetic and kooky. Should be African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, Native American or any non-Caucasian young woman. Should sing and dance well. Featured Ensemble role; ALI: 18-25—Sophie’s friend. Impulsive and fun. Should contrast to Lisa and Sophie. Featured Ensemble role; SAM: 35-45—May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming, successful architect. Actor who sings. Baritone. Supporting Principal role; HARRY: 35-45—May be Sophie’s father. British financier, wealthy, buttoned-up, and conservative but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. Must do a very convincing English accent. Also an actor who sings. High baritone, tenor. Supporting Principal role; BILL: 35-45—May be Sophie’s father. A travel writer with no possessions or strings. Good-natured, always ready for adventure. Funny, preferably a big or imposing man. Supporting Principal role; SKY: late 20s—Sophie’s fiancé. Athletic, attractive – has given up his life as a successful young businessman in order to make over Donna’s taverna and marry Sophie. Featured Ensemble role; PEPPER: 20s—Sky’s friend. Helps run the hotel. Charming, loves women, always flirting. Must be a good mover/dancer. Acrobatic skills a plus. Baritone/tenor. Featured Ensemble role; EDDIE: 20s—Another friend of Sky and hotel worker. Laid-back, easygoing. Also a mover/dancer role. Baritone/tenor. Featured Ensemble role. Equity Principal Auditions Feb 20 from 9:30am-5:30pm, Feb 21 from 9:30am-5:30pm and Feb 22 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm each day) 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. If you are auditioning for Mamma Mia, prepare a brief song in the style of the show. If you are auditioning for Clue, The Love List, Always a Bridesmaid, The Glass Menagerie, or The Hound of the Baskervilles, prepare a brief appropriate monologue, or prepare a one-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song if auditioning for all. Bring pix & resume, stapled together. For more info, visit: www.flatrockplayhouse.org.

EQUITY, 'MAMMA MIA!' – FEB. 23 - Flat Rock Playhouse is seeking Equity male and female singers of all ethnicities/types for the ensemble of Mamma Mia! Season runs May through November 2018 in Flat Rock NC. Pays: $786/wk. Equity CORST Z Contract. Seeking—Equity Male & Female Singers: 18+. Equity Chorus Call Feb 23 at 9:30am for Equity male singers & 2pm for Equity female singers at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare 16 bars of a musical theater song that shows range and is appropriate for the show. Singing material from the show listed is acceptable and encouraged. Bring sheet music in your key. Accompanist will be provided. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together. For more information, visit www.flatrockplayhouse.org.

 

 

 

 

COMPANIES:

The ACTOR's PROJECT NYC, INDUSTRY SHOWCASES – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 18 - The Actor's Project NYC is seeking actors and singers for industry showcases. Producer states: "The Actor's Project NYC (TAPNYC) is casting 'Our Stories!,' 'Choose Funny!,' ''Imagine!,' 'Perfect Chaos!,' and 'Clever Comedy!,' five full-length theatrical showcases of music, scenes, monologues, and sketch comedy, all original work by company writers. TAPNYC is a company that assists its members in landing agents and getting work through industry showcases. All shows are attended by agents, managers, and other industry in film, TV, and theater. Past productions have been attended by producers (Broadway), agents (commercial/legit), managers, and casting directors." Rehearses winter 2017; performs spring 2018 in NYC. Membership dues are a one-time fee of $595 and include agent/manager coaching, resume workshops, branding-yourself workshops, industry showcases, and entry into The Acting-Career Seminar, where company members meet with a commercial agent, a legit agent, and a talent manager. Director states: "All members meet with agents and managers before and after the showcases." Seeking—Actors and Singers Seeking Representation Through Showcases: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Add audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com to your contacts to ensure the confirmation lands in your inbox. Prefer actors to direct-email professional headshot and resume to audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com. Prepare a one-minute contemporary comedic monologue. Auditions will be conducted in groups. Bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume. Producer states: "We suggest (though do not require) monologues from Bobby Holder's book 'Out of the Blue' (available on TheActorsProjectNYC.com, BobbyHolder.com, Amazon, iBooks, etc.) or TAPNYC approved monologues on the website monologuestogo.com (look for TAPNYC logo). We ask that actors who confirm their audition to honor their commitment. Be on time, present a well-rehearsed monologue, and prepare to stay the entire hour."

 

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:

'IMAGINE!' – JAN. 9 - The Actor's Project NYC is seeking actors and singers for Imagine! Producer states: "The Actor's Project NYC (TAPNYC) is casting Imagine!, a full-length theatrical showcase of music, scenes, monologues, and sketch comedy, all original work by company writers. TAPNYC is a company that assists its members in landing agents and getting work through industry showcases. All shows are attended by agents, managers, and other industry in film, TV, and theater. Past productions have been attended by producers (Broadway), agents (commercial/legit), managers, and casting directors." Rehearses in the winter; performs spring 2018 in NYC. Membership dues are a one-time fee of $595 and include agent/manager coaching, resume workshops, branding-yourself workshops, industry showcases, and entry into The Acting-Career Seminar, where company members meet with a commercial agent, a legit agent, and a talent manager. Director states: "All members meet with agents and managers before and after the showcases." Seeking—Actors and Singers Seeking Representation Through Showcases: Males & Females, 18+. Group audition by appointment Jan 9 from 12:30pm-1:30pm at TAPNYC @ Studios 353 (353 W. 48th St., New York NY 10036). Arrive 15 minutes early to fill out audition form. Seeking talent from New York NY. Add audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com to your contacts to ensure the confirmation lands in your inbox. Prefer actors to direct-email headshot and resume to audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com. Prepare a one-minute contemporary comedic monologue. Auditions will be conducted in groups. Bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume. Make sure monologue is memorized and well-rehearsed. Producer states: "We suggest (though do not require) monologues from Bobby Holder's book 'Out of the Blue' (available on TheActorsProjectNYC.com, BobbyHolder.com, Amazon, iBooks, etc.) or TAPNYC approved monologues on the website monologuestogo.com (look for TAPNYC logo). We ask that actors who confirm their audition to honor their commitment. Be on time, present a well-rehearsed monologue, and prepare to stay the entire hour."

 

'CELEBRATION Of MUSIC' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 11 - PBS is seeking musical acts for Celebration Of Music, a new PBS show (ages 4-24; bands, soloists, duets, choirs, instrumental, a cappella and even dancers.) Company notes: "While we cannot guarantee that you/your client will be picked for the TV taping, we truly believe that they should apply/fill out the form for the creative producers to consider. The show will be aired. The show will star, the PBS national artist, Ethan Bortnick who will be advising and judging talent to see who will win. The winner will get to perform Live with Ethan in concert and record a single. The winner will be announced in March live in concert." Please see the cities below and audition for the closest city. Runs in multiple cities and dates Grand Rapids MI (WGVU) - PBS Television Station; Jackson TN (WLJT) - PBS Television Station; North Dakota (Praire Public) - PBS Television Station; South Dakota (SDPB) - PBS Television Station; Houston TX (Virtual Only); Atlanta GA (Virtual Only); Fresno CA (Valley PBS) - Televised; Bristol TN (East Tenn. PBS) - Televised; Rhode Island (Rhode Island PBS) - Televised; Detroit MI - (Detroit Public TV - PBS) - Televised; Sacramento/Stockton/Modesto CA (KVIE - PBS) - Televised; Columbus OH (WOSU - PBS) - Televised; New Hampshire (NHPTV - PBS) - Televised; Reno NV (KNPB - PBS) - Televised; Maryland - (MPT - PBS) - Televised. No pay. No participation fee. The show will be live on TV with a chance to tour and record a single. Seeking—Contestant: 4-24, upload a URL Link of your performance(s) to audition. Seeking talent from Grand Rapids MI; Detroit MI; Reno NV; Fresno CA; Bethlehem PA; Providence RI. Audition Here: https://celebrationofmusic.com/audition (put Catherine when it asks producer name.) Make sure you share a URL of a video clip of you performing. You can share as many links as you like the more the better. If you are under 18 years of age obtain your parent’s permission. For more info, visit www.celebrationofmusic.com. For more info on Ethan Bortnick, visit: https://ethanbortnick.com/bio.

 

SHOW OFF – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 13 - SAY is seeking participants for a new worldwide talent show. Production states: "Do you have a talent that you want to present to the world? We're looking for people comfortable in front of the camera who will compete for cash prizes." Production is ongoing worldwide; records remotely. Up to $1100. Seeking—Person With Talent: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Apply via backstage.com

NEW PBS MUSIC SHOW – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 31 – RHODE ISLAND - PBS is casting a new show called Celebration of Music - Talent Search, to air on Rhode Island PBS. This show will allow kids and young adults to share their music on public television. Company states: "We are looking for all musical acts (bands, soloists, duets, choirs, instrumentalists, a cappella singers, and even dancers). Performers aged 4-24 are welcome to audition. While we cannot guarantee that you/your client will be picked for the national TV version of the show, we truly believe that they should apply/fill out the form for the creative producers to consider. The show will star the PBS national artist, Ethan Bortnick, who will be advising the talent, asking questions, and sharing his experiences of working on PBS. Once the contestants are picked, they will be showcased on our website and there will be online voting to see who wins. Then, all contestants will come to the live concert on Apr. 28 at the McVinney Auditorium in Providence, Rhode Island. Here, the winner will be announced and invited to perform live with Ethan. The winner will also be able to record a single and will perform on 'Celebration of Music in Los Angeles, California,' which will be taped for the entire country to watch." Online auditions close in February. The show will tape and air from late March/early April in Rhode Island; the live concert will be held Apr. 28 in Providence RI. Producer states: "Win a chance to record a single and tour with Ethan Bortnick." Seeking—Musical Contestant: 4-24. Seeking talent from Providence RI. Auditions online only - apply here: https://celebrationofmusic.com/audition. When it asks for "producer name," type "Catherine." Make sure you share a link with a video clip of you performing. You can share as many links as you like - the more the better. If you are under 18 years of age, you must obtain your parents' permission. Email the producer with any questions. For more information on the show, visit: www.celebrationofmusic.com. For more about Ethan Bortnick, visit: https://ethanbortnick.com/bio.

 

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:

COLLABORATION ALBUM, RECORDING ARTISTS – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 10 - Bluebox Entertainment is seeking talented vocalists, groups, choirs, and soloists with finished songs for market release. Company states: "Ready for worldwide exposure, sales, streaming, and downloads? Do you have a finished, original song, cleared and ready to go? Been in the industry for a minute and can't get a real break? It takes more than an excellent voice and a good image, etc.; it takes a machine behind you. Bluebox is a well-established multimedia company. Currently we have a Top 10 Billboard hit single from a forthcoming 'collaboration' album. If you have a finished original song and the temperament to match and would like to be a part of an already successful project and label that pays, this is for you. We are seeking one (1) more new artist. If you have the vocal skills and are lacking the production, please let us know and someone from our production team can schedule an online vocal audition." Ongoing work in NYC, L.A., and Atlanta GA. Payment varies by contract. No participation fees required. Airfare and accommodations will be provided to artists selected to record with the label. Seeking—Artist (Lead): Males & Females, 18-81. Seeking talent from Bronx, New York NY; Los Angeles CA; Atlanta GA. Include a picture and a link to finished songs, ready for review. If you do not have a finished product and would like production, note this in your submission. Songwriters highly sought. For more info, visit www.bbenyc.com.

 

'SIMS 4: BAD GIRLS CLUB' SEASON 2 – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 12 - BlackCinema is casting a new voiceover series containing 7 bad girls who are ruthless and try to work on themselves by living together. Note: Some characters' lines contain explicit language. Dates TBD. Parts will be self-recorded. Seeking—“Bonnie” (Lead): Female, 18+, an African & Jamaican bad girl; she is very feisty and outspoken. This character comes with explicit language (and actions that Bonnie does in the animation series such as fighting); “Choyce” (Lead): Female, 18+, the "Dominican spitfire," she is very sweet and nurturing but she can be a very evil bitch when she feels uncomfortable or down played. This character comes with explicit language that not everyone may be comfortable saying (and negative actions that Choyce does in the animation series such as fighting); “Kambria” (Lead): Female, 18+, also known as Kam; a black girl who is younger than her age. She is immature; she tries too hard to be real and that's her problem, and that mouth of hers leads her into conflicts all the time. This character comes with explicit language that not everyone may be comfortable saying (and negative actions that Kambria does in the animation series such as fighting); “Jess” (Lead): Male or Female, 18+, a masculine female who identifies as a male; she is very flirty with the other 6 females in the house. However, she is the peacemaker and will tell you how it is at any given moment. Character comes with explicit language that not everyone may be comfortable saying (and negative actions that Jess does in the animation series such as fighting); “Daloni” (Lead): Female, 18+, a New Orleans bouncer, she's known for twerking; she is very little but can put up a good fight. Must have New Orleans accent. Character comes with explicit language that not everyone may be comfortable saying (and negative actions that Daloni does in the animation series such as fighting); “Valencia” (Lead): Female, 18+, a black girl from L.A. who wants to be viewed by the audience as the realist and pursuing her wish by doing unnecessary things makes her a fan favorite and gets her into many conflicts. Character comes with explicit language that not everyone may be comfortable saying (and negative actions that Valencia does in the animation series such as fighting); “Sam” (Lead): Female, 18+, a bad ass white bitch, who preferably hangs around African American people because she feels as if that’s the race her personality clicks with. Sam is very outspoken and always ready to "get down." Character comes with explicit language that not everyone may be comfortable saying (and negative actions that Sam does in the animation series such as fighting). Seeking talent from Staten Island NY. Must have a working mic. Production states: "This is a distinct version of Oxygen's 'Bad Girls Club' series; you can find out more about it at http://www.oxygen.com/bad-girls-club."

'PUNK OVER PRETTY' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 17 - E. Legaspi is casting a voiceover artist for Punk Over Pretty, a LGBT Health Campaign spot that will educate the community about the dangers of tobacco-use amongst young teens. Records TBD at a recording studio in your city of residence. Pays $300. Seeking—LGBT Voice Actor (Lead): 18-34, voiceover delivery instructions; raw, real, conversational with a little bit of anger; over the top, don't care attitude. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. For consideration, submit your voiceover audition to eldrich@rescueagency.com reading the attached script. Voiceover delivery instructions: Raw, real, conversational with a little bit of anger. Over the top, don't care attitude. To view the sample script, visit backstage.com

 

POLITICAL SATIRE MINI-VIDEO – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 29 - Afterwords Ink is seeking voiceover talent for mini-videos of a political satire. Rehearsals and production to begin in early 2018 in Washington DC. Artists selected will be paid $50 for half day and $100 per full day of production and will be required to sign in advance an authorization permitting all rights to be owned by the production company for use. Seeking—“Donald Trump” (Lead); “Hilary Clinton” (Supporting); “Barack Obama” (Supporting); “Ivanka Trump” (Supporting); “Kellyanne Conway” (Supporting); “Stephen Bannon” (Supporting); “Jared Kushner” (Supporting); “Omarosa Manigault” (Supporting); “Vladimir Putin” (Supporting); “Kim Jong Un (Supporting); “Melania Trump” (Supporting); “Eric Trump” (Supporting); “Bill Clinton” (Supporting); “George Bush” (Supporting); “Jeff Sessions” (Supporting). Seeking talent from Washington DC. Ensure audio submission of your voice is on your Backstage page. Additionally, submit a sample of your voice in the character(s) for which you are applying.

'TINY ANTS' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 30 - Joseph Ehrenkranz, prod. is casting two voice-over roles for Tiny Ants, a stop-motion short film about the water rights of an indigenous tribe from the Amazon River basin. Records winter 2018 in NYC. Seeking—“Maria” (Lead): Female, 28; a surveyor working on the Tapajos River, across from the land of the Munduruku, an indigenous tribe; ultimately, she is working on the beginnings of a dam that will destroy the indigenous lands. She's all business, and tries to separate herself from the implications of her job. As the young Munduruku girl, Samara, attempts to befriend her, she struggles to remain detached; “Samara” (Lead): Female, 10 years old. A curious, overly-talkative girl of the Munduruku tribe in the Amazon River basin; her positive nature is put to the test when she finds out what the surveyor, Maria, is really there for. Seeking talent from New York NY. Samara Monologue (to be submitted). Diary of Anee Frank monologue, choice three for girls available here:
https://www.mcauleyhs.net/uploaded/Docs/Monologue_Choices.pdf

Maria Monologue (to be submitted):

MELANIE
What is the matter with you? You almost broke it again! Why can't you just play quietly and not get into trouble for five minutes? Don't you realize how important this is? That's it. I'm taking you to the 9th Street Drop-In Center.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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:

BROADWAY ARTISTS ALLIANCE AUDITIONS – VARIOUS DATES/LOCATIONS - Broadway Artists Alliance is seeking advanced young musical theatre performers ages 8-21 for upcoming winter workshop, summer intensives, master classes, industry showcases and performance opportunities in NYC. Company states: "Work one-on-one with the stars and casting directors of your favorite Broadway shows! Participants study song interpretation, audition technique, and Broadway dance with Tony Award-winning guests, Broadway performers, Casting Directors, and Agents! Admission is by audition only. Upcoming auditions in a city near you. Recent and upcoming guests include Thayne Jasperson (Feb. 21), Annaleigh Ashford, Laura Benanti, Christian Borle, Alex Brightman, Norbert Leo Butz, Michael Cerveris, Sutton Foster, Drew Gasparini, Alexander Gemignani, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Lena Hall, Christopher Jackson, Jeremy Jordan, Laura Osnes, and more. Special Broadway Guests and Casting Directors also tour with our National Audition Team." Adult Professional Workshop (ages 18+), January 10-13, 2018; Winter Workshop, February 17-19, 2018; BAA Junior Intensive (ages 8-11), June 27-30, 2018; Summer Intensive Session 1: July 9-13, 2018; Summer Intensive Session 2: July 16-20, 2018; Summer Intensive Session 3: July 23-27, 2018; Summer Intensive Session 4 (includes off-Broadway Showcase): July 30-August 5, 2018; College Audition Prep Seminar (High School Juniors and Seniors): Aug. 9-12, 2018. Also: One-Day Master Classes, Weekly Class Series (Spring and Fall), and Private Coachings. Tuition ranges from $175-$1,500, depending on the program. Seeking—Students Auditioning in NYC: 8-21; Students Auditioning in Maryland: 8-21; Students Auditioning in Massachusetts: 8-21. Auditions by appointment Dec 29 at Act Two at Levine (Strathmore Campus, 5301 Tuckerman Ln., North Bethesda MD 20852); Jan 14 at Ripley Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., New York NY 10018) and Jan 28 at Walnut Hill School for the Arts (12 Highland St., Natick MA 01760). To request an audition, do one of the following: submit an application via http://www.broadwayartistsalliance.org/application-auditions/complete-the-online-application/. Submit an interest form via http://www.broadwayartistsalliance.org/application-auditions/audition-tour-dates/. Email auditions@broadwayartistsalliance.org for information.

 

FREE TALENT REPRESENTATIVE WORKSHOP With LEGIT TALENT AGENT – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 4 - The Actor's Project NYC (TAPNYC) is seeking participants for What Are Agents Looking for at Showcases?, a free industry workshop as part of Coffee & Tea with TAPNYC, a monthly meet-up hosted by Bobby Holder (founder-co-director of TAPNYC, talent manager at TTE, and author of "Out of the Blue"), and the TAPNYC directing team: Maureen Toomey, Duvall O'Steen, John Maddaloni, and Joe Naples. Production states: "TAPNYC has assisted hundreds of actors in landing representation through industry showcases. Event attended by talent agent Barry Kolker of Carson Kolker, who attends TAPNYC showcases and works with several of its members. The workshop will also go over the steps to landing representation through TAPNYC Industry Showcases." Workshop is Jan. 5, 11:30am-1:30pm in NYC. No pay. Workshop is free. Seeking—Actors & Singers Seeking Representation Through Showcases: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York, NY. It is mandatory for participants to email a digital copy of their headshots and resumes (to info@theactorsprojectnyc.com) and bring two hard copies of their headshots and resumes to the workshop. For more info, email headshots and resumes to info@theactorsprojectnyc.com. In the subject line, include "Meet TAPNYC & Industry." Note: Only accepting submissions from actors who have not attended previous TAPNYC seminars and/or workshops. Non-Equity/may be a member of other unions. Add info@theactorsprojectnyc.com to your address book to ensure that the confirmation lands in your inbox. No late entry. Do not request to leave early. Participants are asked to remain for the entire workshop.

 

'GOODSPEED MOVERS BOOT CAMP In NYC 2018' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 4 - Goodspeed Musicals is seeking participants for Goodspeed Movers Boot Camp in NYC. Company states: "Are you struggling to keep up in dance auditions? Do you need a dance tune-up before the audition season begins? Are you new to the audition scene in NYC? Goodspeed Movers Boot Camp is an intensive weekend designed to alleviate your dance audition fears and increase your chances of booking roles that require basic dance ability. This weekend-long program in New York City will be led by professional working choreographers and a casting director who wants you to succeed in the audition room. This is a unique opportunity to hone your basic dance skills in a safe judgment-free environment, learn how to pick up basic choreography quickly, and connect with industry professionals. Goodspeed Movers Boot Camp in NYC is an unintimidating way to take your dance audition to the next level and advance your career." Program runs Jan. 5-7, 2018 at Pearl Studios 500 in NYC. No pay. Participation fee of $375 is required. Application: https://goodspeeded.wufoo.com/forms/s1ezhf771ep1jbv/ Seeking—Movers: 18+. Seeking talent from New York, NY. Important dates and registration information: Dec. 21: application deadline; Dec. 25: notification of acceptance; Dec. 29: a tuition payment of $375 will be due. Exact schedule is Jan. 5, 2018 (6pm-8:30pm), Jan. 6 (9am-8:30pm), and Jan. 7 (9am-7pm) If you would like to apply for this program after the deadline, contact Josh Ritter at 860/873-8664 ext. 522 or jritter@goodspeed.org to inquire if space is available. The program includes: professional teaching artists with the ability to cast participants; mock dance audition with feedback; individualized attention and support; 24 hours of class; physical conditioning for movers; classes specifically dedicated to picking up choreography quickly; basic tap, jazz, hip-hop, partnering, and contemporary rep. classes; Q&A sessions with instructors; lunch is included in the registration fee. To learn more, visit the program webpage at http://www.goodspeed.org/movers-boot-camp. Application: https://goodspeeded.wufoo.com/forms/s1ezhf771ep1jbv/

 

12-WEEK DROP-IN COLD READ CLASS: COMMERCIAL, VOICEOVER, MONOLOGUE & TV/FILM – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 5 - A Class Act NY is seeking participants ages 11 & up, for a 12-Week Drop-In Cold Read Class. Artistic director states: “Actors are often asked for a read cold in both auditions and in preliminary meetings with agents. This class will teach you how to pick up text without advanced preparation, break down the script and bring your best self to the audition room despite your lack of time with the material! Every week, students will be presented with new commercial, TV, film, monologue and voiceover material and hone their cold read skills! If you can’t commit to all 12 classes, come for one class, sign up for a few or take all 12! Students who can commit to all 12-Weeks will perform their newly honed cold read skills in a Final Showcase for family, friends and scouting Talent Reps!” Classes are held on Saturdays (Jan. 27, Feb. 3 & 10, Mar. 3 & 10, Apr. 7, 14, 21 & 28; May 5, 12 & 19** final performance) at Pearl Studios – 500 8th Ave. in NYC. 12-Week participation fee: $895. Drop-in fee: $75/class. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com

 

KIDS, 'INTO The WOODS Jr' – VARIOUS DATES - Broadway Workshop & Project Broadway is seeking child participants 8-14 for Into The Woods Jr. Synopsis: Broadway Workshop (as featured on NBC's The Today Show, CBS Morning Show, PBS and NY1) along with Project Broadway will be holding auditions for the 2018 Junior Main Stage Production of Into The Woods Jr. Rehearsals begin Feb. 3 at Ripley Grier Studios; runs Mar. 24-25 at the off Broadway theatre venue – The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater (5 West. 63rd St) in NYC. If cast, there is a $650 registration fee to participate in the production. Scholarships are available. There is no fee to audition. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 8-14, actors with strong vocal and acting ability to play all roles; prepare 16-32 bars of a standard musical theatre song; have sheet music in the correct key (accompanist provided); bring a headshot (Snapshots are fine) and resume; students will be asked to move and read at the callback; students not available for the callbacks will be given material in their initial audition; we are looking for young performers who are able to make big choices and are comfortable building characters; there is no ensemble in this production, all actors cast will be playing roles with solo singing and dialogue; do your best to be familiar with the show and music for the auditions and callbacks. Auditions by appointment Jan 6 from 10am-2pm, Jan 7 from 12noon-4pm, Jan 12 from 4pm-7pm and Jan 13 from 10am-4:30pm at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 16th Floor, New York NY 10018). Callbacks Jan 14. Register for an appointment at: http://www.broadwayworkshop.com/program/woods. All callbacks starting Feb. 3.

 

TEENS, 'SWEET CHARITY' – VARIOUS DATES - Broadway Workshop & Project Broadway is seeking participants ages 13-20 for Sweet Charity. Synopsis: Broadway Workshop (as featured on NBC's The Today Show, CBS Morning Show, PBS and NY1) along with Project Broadway will be holding auditions for the 2018 Main Stage Production of Sweet Charity. Sweet Charity explores the turbulent love life of Charity Hope Valentine, a hopelessly romantic but comically unfortunate dance hall hostess in New York City. With a tuneful, groovy, mid-1960s score by Cy Coleman, sparkling lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and a hilarious book by Neil Simon. Rehearsals begin Mar. 18 at Ripley Grier Studios; runs June 1-3 at the Off-Broadway theatre venue The Baruch Performing Arts Center, Nagelberg Theatre (55 Lexington Ave) in NYC. If cast, there is a $650 registration fee to participate in the production. Scholarships are available. There is no fee to audition. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, actors between the ages of 13 and 20 with strong vocal, dance and acting ability to play all roles; prepare 16-32 bars of a standard musical theatre song; have sheet music in the correct key (accompanist provided); bring a headshot (Snapshots are fine) and resume; students will be asked to move and read at the callback; students not available for the callbacks will be given material in their initial audition; we are looking for performers who are able to make big choices and are comfortable building characters; we also be seeking very strong dancers for many of the ensemble and principal roles; this production will be double cast with many leading, featured and ensemble roles available; do your best to be familiar with the show and music for the auditions and callbacks; be aware Sweet Charity deals with adult themes. Auditions by appointment Jan 6 from 10am-2pm, Jan 7 from 12noon-4pm, Jan 12 from 4pm-7pm and Jan 13 from 10am-4:30pm at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave, 16th Fl., New York NY 10018). Callbacks Jan 14. For more info or to register for an audition appointment: http://www.broadwayworkshop.com/program/main-stage-production/.

 

FULL-SCALE PRODUCTION Of 'SEUSSICAL Jr.' (AGES 7-12) – JAN. 6, 13 & 14 - A Class Act NY is seeking participants ages 7-12, for A Class Act NY's production of Seussical Jr. to be performed at an off-off-Broadway theater. Seussical Jr. will be directed by Broadway’s Ashley Kate Adams ("La Cage aux Folles"). Young actors will have the creative opportunity to bring beloved Dr. Seuss characters to life onstage in a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, in which the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. Participants will perform in two full-scale performances for family, friends, and actively scouting talent reps at a beautiful off-off Broadway theater. Rehearses Sundays, Jan. 28; Feb. 4, 11; Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25; Apr. 15, 22, 1:30pm–5:30pm at Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave., NYC and Apr. 24-27, 5pm-9pm at Teatro SEA, 107 Suffolk St., NYC (each cast will be called for two of the four tech nights). Tuition if cast: $695. Payment plans available. Seeking—Actors: 7-12. Auditions by appointment Jan 6 from 1:30pm-4:30pm, Jan 13 from 12noon-2pm and Jan 14 from 12noon-3pm at Pearl Studios NYC (500 8th Ave., New York NY 10018). Sign-in 15 minutes prior to audition time. Callbacks held same day. Video submission deadline: Jan. 12. Visit www.AClassActNY.com for details.

 

A CLASS ACT NY 2018 ADVANCED WEEKLY CLASSES & SUMMER INTENSIVES, CABARETS, and AGENT & MANAGER SHOWCASES – JAN. 12 DEADLINE - A Class Act NY is seeking actors (kids, teens & young adults) for A Class Act NY Advanced Weekly Classes & Summer Programs, Cabarets, and Industry Showcases. Company states: “Train with top Broadway, TV/film, and voiceover actors at A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio. All programs culminate in a performance attended by industry professionals including actively scouting talent agents and managers." Visit www.aclassactny.com for program descriptions, dates and locations. Fee required for all programs. Seeking—Actors: 7-25. Audition by appointment Jan 13 from 1pm-3pm at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., New York NY 10018). Sign-in 15 minutes prior to audition time. Seeking talent from New York NY. Singers: Sing 32-bars, a cappella, of a musical theatre song. Non-Singers: Prepare a 1-minute monologue. Via Video Submission: Accepting video submissions for those who are unable to attend in-person auditions. Deadline: Jan. 12.

 

KIDS/TEENS, ATNY's MUSICAL PRODUCTION Of 'LEGALLY BLONDE Jr.' – JAN. 7 - Actor's Technique NY Kids & Teens is casting kids and teens ages 7-18 to participate in a series of rehearsal classes and two final stage performances inclusive of block/dress/tape on Apr. 8. Rehearsals begin Jan. 21 (Sundays, 1pm-4pm) in NYC. Rehearsal schedule to be provided; not all actors will be needed at all times. Leads may be needed in week for extra rehearsals. Total of 11 rehearsals and 2 final staged performances in an off-Broadway theater. No pay. Registration fee required. Seeking—Full Cast – Principal and Chorus Roles (Day Player): Males & Females, 7-17. Open Casting Call Jan 7 from 11am-1pm at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., 4th fl., Room 405, New York NY 10018). Must bring sheet music and be prepared to perform 16-32 bars in correct key. Pianist provided. Indicate any schedule conflicts. If you can't make audition, you may email tape to Todd@ActorsTechniqueNY.com for consideration.

 

'The ART And BUSINESS Of VOICEOVERS' – CLASSES BEGIN JAN. 10 – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 31 - Star Trax Recording Studio is participants for The Art and Business of Voiceovers, presented by Star Trax Recording Studio. Company states: "Are you ready to launch your voiceover career? Make 2018 the year to make it happen. Would you like to learn the ins and outs of the voiceover industry in the same studio where 'Family Guy' and 'American Dad' are recorded? What about recording your voice in the same studio countless of celebrities such as Matt Damon, Patrick Stewart, Seth MacFarlane, Snoop Dog, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bob Costas have recorded theirs? Learn tips and techniques for achieving success from the leading industry pros at Star Trax NY, a premiere NYC recording studio. Clients include Discovery Networks, National Geographic Channel, TBS, HGTV, USA Network, NBC, Blockbuster, Honda, Ford, Hershey’s, and Heineken. "Enrollment is limited to eight students and will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. This is a unique opportunity to work in a professional recording studio. The class will focus on script breakdown, finding your signature sound, gaining confidence in the booth, and making committed and compelling choices. We will also focus on learning how to self-direct, which is such an important skill to have these days since so many auditions are being done from home. The focus in this class will be on radio and television commercials. We keep the class size small so you will receive lots of individual attention. Understanding that everyone has different strengths and weaknesses, you will be coached individually according to your needs. Your recordings will be sent to you in MP3 format at the end of each session. "Your instructors are Roy Renza and Amy Marcs. Roy Renza is the co-owner of Star Trax and an audio engineer with three decades of voiceover experience directing and producing for commercials, promos, documentary narrations, and movie trailers. Amy Marcs is an actress, writer, and voiceover talent signed with the Don Buchwald agency. Her voice has been heard on numerous national network television and radio campaigns. A small sample of her work includes spots for Ortho tri Cyclen, Abilify, Johnson & Johnson, Mastercard, Huntington Bank, Topamax, KMart, and IBM. She teaches voiceover and Meisner technique at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts and is also on the faculty of ACTeen. Amy is also currently starring in her critically acclaimed one-woman show 'Nice T!ts.'" Class runs Jan. 10, 17, 24, and 31 (Wed. evenings., 7pm-9pm; four classes total) at Star Trax Recording Studio in NYC. Cost: $375. Payment for the class is required to attend. A $100 advance deposit will be needed to reserve your place. Seeking—Voiceover Class Attendee: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. To sign up, contact Amy Marcs at 917/406-7705 or amymarcs11@gmail.com.

 

'HAMILTON' STAR ANDREW CHAPPELLE TEACHES 'HAMILTON' WORKSHOP (AGES 7-ADULT) – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 14 - A Class Act NY is seeking participants for a Hamilton-themed workshop with Broadway star, Andrew Chappelle. Company states: “Don't miss your shot at working with Broadway's Andrew Chappelle ('Hamilton,' 'Mamma Mia!') in a revolutionary 'Hamilton'-themed workshop. Andrew will teach a 'Hamilton' song and dance combo, host a riveting Q&A about being a part of the biggest Broadway phenomenon in history, take pictures with students, and everyone will leave with an autograph." Workshop is Jan. 15, MLK Jr. Day (no school) 12noon-3:30pm at Pearl Studios (519 8th Ave., NYC). No pay. $160 participation fee required. Seeking—Actor (Lead): 7+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Visit www.aclassactny.eventbrite.com to register.

 

AUDITION TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP w/TALENT AGENT, CHRIS COOPER of FBI, AGES 7–MID 20s – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 15 - A Class Act NY is seeking participants, ages 7-mid-20’s, for a Musical Theatre Audition Technique Workshop with Chris Cooper of FBI Talent Agency. Company states: “Bring in a 16-bar cut of a musical theatre song and sing for Chris who will help actors hone their technique and offer feedback and coaching on presentation, song choice, and interpretation! Chris is an industry pro who is always on the lookout for new talent!" Event is Jan. 15 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2:45pm–5:30pm) at Pearl Studios (519 8th Ave., NYC). Participation fee: $95. Seeking—Actors: 7-25. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact A Class Act NY.

 

ROYAL WELSH COLLEGE Of MUSIC & DRAMA – VARIOUS DATES/LOCATIONS - Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (www.rwcmd.ac.uk) is seeking prospective students interested in attending the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama for Undergraduate (3 years) and Graduate (1 year) courses in Acting and a Graduate (1 year) course in Musical Theater. To start September 2018. School is located in Cardiff, Wales, UK. Tuition required. Tuition Fees start from $28,000 per year. Seeking—Acting & Musical Theater Auditions: Males & Females, 18+. Auditions by appointment Jan 20 from 9:30am-5:30pm and Jan 21 from 9:30am-5:30pm at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018); Feb 5 from 9:30am-5:30pm, Feb 6 from 9:30am-5:30pm and Feb 7 from 9:30am-5:30pm at Palmer House Hilton (17 E. Monroe St., Chicago IL 60603); and Feb 11 from 9:30am-5:30pm at Westin Los Angeles Airport (5400 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90045). You will need to make an application before you can audition: www.rwcmd.ac.uk/studyhere Undergraduate and Graduate Courses in Acting: Prepare two contrasting speeches lasting no longer than two minutes each. One piece should be Elizabethan or Jacobean and the other modern/contemporary (20th/21st Century). Be prepared to present your two speeches and re-work all or part of them if requested to do so. Graduate Course in Musical Theatre: Prepare two contrasting speeches lasting no longer than two minutes each. One piece should be Elizabethan or Jacobean and the other modern/contemporary (20th/21st Century). You should also prepare two contrasting songs, from the musical theatre genre. One of the pieces should be pre-1965 and the pieces should demonstrate different vocal qualities. You should be prepared to sing unaccompanied. https://www.rwcmd.ac.uk/PDF/international_acting_musical_theatre_auditions_%202018_entry.pdf

 

KIDS/TEENS, 'PSYKIDZ: A NEW MUSICAL' – JAN. 12 DEADLINE f/FEB. DATES - A Class Act NY is casting an original musical, written by Bobby Cronin, about our hidden abilities and the fears that come with being “different.” "PSYKIDZ" follows three youngsters from various backgrounds who are chosen by world-renowned psychic-medium Skylar Quinn to get specialized on-site training at a newly discovered site that has sent scientists and archeologists running in fear. As the psychic kids develop their skills and subsequently heal the conflicted relationships with their families, they each become more confident and accepting of their special abilities, ultimately becoming more confident with who they are. Producer states: “Actors will have the unique opportunity to be in the world premiere of a new work, learn about the rewards and challenges of creating a character from the ground up, and working with a developing script. "Bobby Cronin is an award-winning composer/writer. His projects include: 'Mary & Max' (based on the clyamation film of the same name) with bookwriter Crystal Skillman and director Stafford Arima, which will have a staged reading at Pace University in January 2017 and an out of town production in 2018. Other Notable works include: 'The Cover,' 'Till Soon,' 'Anne,' 'Welcome To My Life' (W2ML), 'Alone in the U.S.,' 'The Concrete Jungle,' 'Daybreak,' and 'My Boyfriend Is An Alien.' He’s a Yale graduate where he won the Michael P. Manzella Award for excellence in Arts, Scholastics and Character. Member of ASCAP, Dramatists Guild." Production runs Aug. 20-24 (9am-5pm; rehearsals may be extended) at Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave., NYC. Participation fee (if cast): $975. Seeking—Actor: 11-19. Auditions by appointment Feb 7 from 4:30pm-6:30pm at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., New York NY 10018) and Feb 10 from 3pm-6pm at Pearl Studios (519 8th Ave., New York NY 10018). Prepare 32-64 bars of a musical theatre or pop song. Bring a second, contrasting cut in case casting would like to hear more. Also accepting video submissions for those who are unable to attend in-person auditions. Deadline: Friday, Jan. 12.

 

KIDS/TEENS, ADVANCED SUMMER PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS – JAN. 12 DEADLINE f/JAN. 13 & 15 - A Class Act NY is seeking actors (ages 7-11, junior program; ages 12-19, senior program) for one-week, by-audition-only summer programs. Company states: "A Class Act NY’s Pre-Professional Programs are for a select group of actors who are ready for the challenge of honing their singing, dancing and acting skills through the exploration of more advanced work. A unique medley of musical theatre songs will be designed to showcase actors’ individual talents through a combination of solos, duets, and trios. Moreover, performers will work together as a full ensemble on musical numbers. "Workshops and private instruction with Broadway veterans: Participants will receive a combination of private and group instruction with Broadway instructors and will train with Broadway guest artists in a series of workshops including: scene study & script analysis, vocal technique, musical theatre audition technique and Broadway dance. Broadway matinee and talkback: Participants will be treated to a Broadway matinee and a talkback with actors after the show. Our Senior participants will be seeing 'Dear Evan Hansen.' 'Off-Broadway' showcase for family and scouting industry reps: Program culminates in a final showcase at an Off-Broadway theater for family and actively-scouting industry professionals. Past participants have been scouted from these showcases and are now starring on Broadway, in films, TV shows, and on tour." July session: July 16-20 (9am-5pm). August session: Aug. 6-10 (9am-5pm). Programs are located at Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave., NYC. No pay. Participation fee (if accepted): $945. Seeking—Actor: 7-19. Open Casting Call Jan 13 from 1pm-3pm at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., New York NY 10018) and by appointment Jan 15 from 11am-5pm at A Class Act NY Office (200 W. 60th St., Ste. 28E, New York NY 10023). Sing 32 bars, a cappella, of a musical theater song. When you register for an audition on Jan. 15, the office will reach out to set up a time for you to come in. Visit www.aclassactny.com to register for your free audition. Via video submission: Accepting video submissions for those who are unable to attend in-person auditions. Deadline: Jan. 12. Visit www.aclassactny.com for self-tape guidelines and video submission instructions.

 

LAMDA, 2018 AUDITIONS For BA, MA, MFA COURSES – VARIOUS DATES/LOCATIONS - LAMDA is seeking actors for one-, two-, and three-year degree programs with the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). North American rep states: "LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) is pleased to announce our North American Audition Dates for all full-time acting courses: our one-year MA in Classical Acting for the Professional Theatre, our two-year MFA in Professional Acting--subject to approval by the University of Kent--and our three-year BA (Hons) in Professional Acting. LAMDA is a world-class drama school, providing exceptional British conservatoire training. We prepare actors, directors, stage managers and technicians for sustainable careers in the industry; our graduates include Benedict Cumberbatch CBE, Jim Broadbent, Chiwetel Ejiofor CBE, Sam Claflin, John Lithgow, Cobie Smulders, David Suchet CBE, David Oyelowo and Ruth Wilson. Recent US Graduates have appeared on Broadway, in film, and in reoccurring roles on television." One-, two-, and three-year degree programs in London. No pay. Tuition may be required. Seeking—Actors for Exceptional British Training: 18-60; for specifications and application instructions, visit lamda.ac.uk/our-courses. Auditions by appointment Jan 12-16 in New York NY; Jan 18 & 19 in Chicago IL; Jan 21 in Toronto, ON; Jan 23 & 24 in Denver CO; Feb 2 & 3 in Seattle WA; and Feb 23-27 in New York NY. Applications are available online at http://www.lamda.ac.uk or http://www.lamda.ac.uk/our-courses/how-to-apply.
For more information, visit the website or Twitter/Instagram at @LAMDAdrama. For any questions, contact LAMDA's North American Rep, Kelly Strandemo, at kelly.strandemo@lamda.ac.uk

 

TEN-WEEK MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE SEMESTER – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 14 - NexGen Youth Theatre is seeking participants for a ten-week Musical Theatre Showcase. Synopsis: This comprehensive program offers training in the essential skills of musical theater for young creative talent between the ages of 10 to 18 who want to pursue a career in the performing arts! Through working with experienced educators and seasoned professionals, NexGen is able to push each student to their full potential while preparing them for life in the professional world. Through the ten weeks the students will work on big ensemble numbers, smaller group assignments, and solos. A guest choreographer from a Broadway show will be brought in to work with the students on one of their numbers, followed by an open Q&A where the students will get answers to any questions they have about the industry. The semester culminates in a final showcase presentation in a professional theater space for family, friends, and industry professionals! Last semester our guest choreographer was Alison Solomon who was Associate Choreographer on the Broadway productions of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Gigi and Beautiful - the Carole King Musical. She was also Associate Choreographer for the off-Broadway production of Sweet Charity with Sutton Foster, and in the closing company of Finding Neverland. Class sessions include solo and group assignments, individualized coaching on assignments, a guest choreographer from a Broadway show followed by an open Q&A, rehearsals held in a professional performing arts space, and a final performance in a professional theater. Final Performance: Evening March 25 (Theater TBD, students should reserve the whole day). Runs Sundays, Jan. 14-Mar. 25 (1pm-4pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Avenue) in NYC. No pay. Semester Fee: $550. Seeking—Young Aspiring Musical Theatre Performers (Lead): Males & Females, 10-18. Seeking talent from New York NY. To enroll, visit: www.nexgenyouththeatre.com/musical-theatre-showcase-semester.

 

CHILDREN's THEATRE COMPANY, ACTORS Of COLOR For PERFORMING APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM – JAN. 16 & 17 – ATLANTA - Children's Theatre Company is casting Performing Apprentices for 2018-19 season at the Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis MN. Roles may include lead, supporting, ensemble, workshop, and understudy roles. Contract runs from August 2018-May/June 2019 in Minneapolis MN. Pays: $455/wk., plus health benefits. Seeking—Performing Apprentice: 18+. Auditions by appointment Jan 16 & 17 at Alliance Theatre, Atlanta GA. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Visit the website below for more information and forms, including instructions for video submissions. Audition requests should be sent to auditions@childrenstheatre.org: https://www.childrenstheatre.org/about-us/opportunities/auditions.

 

IMPROV 4 KIDS – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 18 - Improv Theatre LLC is seeking improv players for Improv 4 Kids. Now in its 15th season, Improv 4 Kids, a division of Eight is Never Enough Improv Comedy (Improv Theater LLC) presents family friendly public showcases in Times Square and educational outreach to K-12 schools, camps and community center. Using Improv comedy the team introduces Music and Theater to students as well as valuable life skills--creative writing, critical thinking, team, public speaking, self-confidence and more. Talent must be able to perform clean for young audiences and carry a tune (preferably Broadway-style trained). If you have a fun personality and training in theater we can teach you the Improv side of things. Looking for high-energy team players that love to entertain. Once a part of the team, you will also be invited to teach classes, perform on corporate/college gigs and more. Rehearsals and showcases are all at the Broadway Comedy Club, 318 W. 53rd St. (mostly weekends and weekday mornings) in NYC. After a brief probationary training period every showcase (usually $20) and gig ($50-$200) is paid. Travel to gigs beyond reach of NYC subway/bus compensated accordingly. Equity performers welcome as this is a fully-improvised show and falls under the "Self-Created" work status. Seeking—Improv Player (Lead): 18-35, fun team player who can sing. Guitar/piano skills, and access to car a plus but not a big deal. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit headshot/resume and a short hello. Make sure you highlight if you have guitar/piano skills. Also if you have a car and could possibly drive to gigs. Casting will invite folks as needed for a 1- to 2-hour play session scheduled for early January 2018. Apply via backstage.com or contact Improv Theater LLC.

 

'The ART And BUSINESS Of VOICEOVERS' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 22 - Star Trax Recording Studio is seeking participants for The Art and Business of Voiceovers, presented by Star Trax Recording Studio. Company states: "Are you ready to launch your voiceover career? Make 2018 the year to make it happen. Would you like to learn the ins and outs of the voiceover industry in the same studio where 'Family Guy' and 'American Dad' are recorded? What about recording your voice in the same studio countless of celebrities such as Matt Damon, Patrick Stewart, Seth MacFarlane, Snoop Dog, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bob Costas have recorded theirs? Learn tips and techniques for achieving success from the leading industry pros at Star Trax NY, a premiere NYC recording studio. Clients include Discovery Networks, National Geographic Channel, TBS, HGTV, USA Network, NBC, Blockbuster, Honda, Ford, Hershey’s, and Heineken. "Enrollment is limited to eight students and will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. This is a unique opportunity to work in a professional recording studio. The class will focus on script breakdown, finding your signature sound, gaining confidence in the booth, and making committed and compelling choices. We will also focus on learning how to self-direct, which is such an important skill to have these days since so many auditions are being done from home. The focus in this class will be on radio and television commercials. We keep the class size small, so you will receive lots of individual attention. Understanding that everyone has different strengths and weaknesses, you will be coached individually according to your needs. Your recordings will be sent to you in MP3 format at the end of each session. "Your instructors are Roy Renza and Amy Marcs. Roy Renza is the co-owner of Star Trax and an audio engineer with three decades of voiceover experience directing and producing for commercials, promos, documentary narrations, and movie trailers. Amy Marcs is an actress, writer, and voiceover talent signed with the Don Buchwald agency. Her voice has been heard on numerous national network television and radio campaigns. A small sample of her work includes spots for Ortho tri Cyclen, Abilify, Johnson & Johnson, Mastercard, Huntington Bank, Topamax, KMart, and IBM. She teaches voiceover and Meisner technique at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts and is also on the faculty of ACTeen. Amy is also currently starring in her critically acclaimed one-woman show 'Nice T!ts.'" Class runs Jan. 22, 29, and Feb. 5 and 12, 2018 (Monday evenings, 7-9 p.m.; four classes total) at Star Trax Recording Studio in NYC. Cost: $375. Payment for the class is required to attend. A $100 advance deposit will be needed to reserve your place. Seeking—Voiceover Class Attendee: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. To sign up, contact Amy Marcs at 917/406-7705 or submit electronically via backstage.com

 

THE SONG CONTINUES: RENÉE FLEMING MASTER CLASS – JAN. 26 – The “People’s Diva” returns to Carnegie Hall to lead another vocal master class on Jan. 26 at 7:30pm. Admission $15. For tickets, visit carnegiehall.org

 

‘IMPROVISATION For ACTORS: ACE The AUDITION’ – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 27 - IN Studios is seeking participants for Improvisation for Actors - Book More Jobs. Company states: "Improvisation 5.0 is a unique technique designed to help actors fast-forward their career success. Our proven training method consistently helps our members stand out in the audition room and book more jobs, whether they are veterans or brand-new to acting. We are currently auditioning for select scholarships for our unique, professional training and team." Classes run in the winter in NYC. No pay. Fees are required to participate. Company states: "This audition is for a scholarship for training at a reduced price of $100-$150." Seeking—Participants (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. For more info and to request an audition, visit http://instudios-nyc.com/in-1/.

 

'KINKY BOOTS' INTENSIVE – JAN. 27 DEADLINE - Werk With BWAY is seeking participants for a Kinky Boots intensive. CEO states: "Put on your heels and get ready to work with the stars of Broadway's Kinky Boots in 'Acting The Song,' receive new auditions songs chosen specifically for you in 'Build Your Rep,' perfect your auditioning skills in 'Business for Actors' and 'Audition Technique,' and learn music and choreography from Kinky Boots. On the final day, you'll audition for a member of Kinky Boots' creative team and receive personalized feedback. 'Be who you want to be' and kick your face at this three-day intensive. "Faculty includes Sean Patrick Doyle (B'way's 'Kinky Boots' as Angel, 'La Cage Aux Folles' as Chantal), Ian Weinberger (Associate Music Director for B'way's Kinky Boots; Music Director for B'way's 'Hamilton'), Jamibeth Margolis (Broadway casting director for the original companies of 'The Phantom of the Opera,' 'Cats,' 'Les Misérables'), and more-starry Kinky Boots guest artists to be announced." Runs Feb. 17-19, 2018 (10am-6pm, with breaks for lunch) at Nola Rehearsal Studios, 250 W. 54th St., NYC. Tuition: $595. After Jan. 19 tuition increases to $695. Seeking—Musical Theater Performers: Males & Females, 14+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Werk With Bway is a by-application and by-audition only program. To submit for the Kinky Boots intensive, fill out the application at http://bit.ly/2lwdPHo. Submit by Jan. 27 for full consideration. Latecomers can submit until Feb. 10; however, casting cannot guarantee that your application will be considered.

 

TWEENS/TEENS, 5-WEEK ON-CAMERA TEEN DRAMA INTENSIVE – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 29 - A Class Act NY is participants ages 12-18 for a by audition only 5-Week On-Camera Teen Drama Intensive. Artistic director states" “Teen Drama is an on-camera class geared toward actors interested in learning acting techniques found in popular teen dramas, such as 'Riverdale,' 'Vampire Diaries,' 'Pretty Little Liars,' 'Gossip Girl,' and 'Secret Life of the American Teenager.' Students will also learn to identify clues within the text as well as physical techniques to deliver the material that will help set them apart in their auditions. The 5-week program culminates with a Final Showcase for family, friends as well as Talent Reps in which students have an opportunity to showcase their talent!” Workshop runs Sundays Jan. 28; Feb. 4, 11; and Mar. 4 & 11 (Final Performance) at Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave. in NYC. $575 participation fee. Seeking—Actors: 12-18. Seeking talent from New York, NY. Video Audition Instructions: Perform a 1-minute monologue. Visit www.AClassActNY.com for self-tape guidelines and video submission instructions. Don’t have a monologue? Contact A Class Act NY for help.

 

ONE-ON-ONE LESSONS With BROADWAY/TV/FILM PRODUCER/CASTING DIRECTOR – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 1 - Ocean Bay Entertainment, Inc. is seeking performers for one-on-one acting, vocal, and career-coaching lessons with Broadway/TV/Film Producer, director, and casting director Jordan Scott Gilbert ("Ghost the Musical"). Instructor states: "Mr. Gilbert has worked successfully with artists, from novices to major celebrities, in TV, film, and on Broadway." Lessons held one-on-one via Skype. No pay. $100 fee required for Skype lessons. Seeking—Acting and Singing Students: Males & Females, 10+. Seeking talent from New York NY. For consideration, submit a headshot and resume via Backstage.com

 

SPRING 2018 WORKSHOPS, Including ACTING INTENSIVE: 'The LARAMIE PROJECT' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 3 - Primary Stages ESPA is seeking participants for acting workshops. Company states: “For actors, some of the most gratifying work happens in the rehearsal room. Join us for a special weeklong intensive with Broadway’s Kimberly Senior (Director, Disgraced, ...Discord). This intensive is structured like a rehearsal process, and you will take on multiple scenes and perhaps multiple roles in The Laramie Project, discarding traditional ideas of casting and gender, and instead focusing on doing the work. Visit http://primarystages.org/espa/acting/intensive-laramie-project for more info. Classes available in Scene Study, Monologue, Auditioning, On-Camera, and more. Visit http://primarystages.org/espa/acting for full list of classes.” Classes begin in February. Start and end dates vary. All classes held at Primary Stages Studios in Midtown NYC. No pay. Workshop fees vary by class. Discounts for returning students. Coordinator states: "ESPA provides students easy and convenient payment plans to break up tuition: http://primarystages.org/espa/payment-plans." Seeking—Participants for Being On Camera: 18+, Instructors: Amelia Campbell (Tony-nominated actor, "A Streetcar Names Desire," Netflix's “The OA”) and Anthony Arkin (actor and filmmaker, "I'm Not Rappaport" on Broadway). Be freed from the pressure to perform so you can focus your attention on learning and refining on-camera skills in a supportive and exciting environment. Link: http://primarystages.org/espa/acting/being-on-camera; for Hand-Selected Monologues: 18+, Instructor: Mary Bacon ("The Wolves," "Arcadia" on Broadway). Ready for a fresh start? This class is designed to give you three new monologues, handpicked just for you. Link: http://primarystages.org/espa/acting/hand-selected-monologues; for Contemporary Monologue with Alexander Technique: 18+, Instructors: Susan Pourfar (Obie-winning actor, "Mary Jane," “House of Cards”) and Karen Braga (Acting Faculty, NYU's Tisch School of the Arts). Slow down and discover how to use the Alexander Technique to make your contemporary monologue work for you. Link: http://primarystages.org/espa/acting/contemporary-monologue-with-alexander; for Scene Study: 18+, Instructor: Kelly McAndrew (actor, "Men on Boats," "Perfect Arrangement"). Learn to make bold choices and ask the right questions to tackle the challenging demands of the form, structure, and language of today's hottest playwrights. Link: http://primarystages.org/espa/acting/scene-study; for Chekov Intensive: 18+, Instructor: John Gould Rubin (Director, "Riding the Midnight Express"; former Co-Artistic and Executive Director of LAByrinth Theater Company). This intensive will give you the essential experience of wrestling with Chekhov's genius. Link: http://primarystages.org/espa/acting/chekhov-intensive; for Solo Performance: 18+, Instructor: Judy Gold (Emmy-winner; actor/co-writer, "The Judy Show" at DR2 Theatre). Craft a performance piece based on your own fascinating life and a new perspective on the art of solo storytelling. Link: http://primarystages.org/espa/acting/solo-performance; for Acting Intensive: The Laramie Project: 18+, Instructor: Kimberly Senior (Director, "Disgraced," "Discord"). This intensive is structured like a rehearsal process, and you will take on multiple scenes and perhaps multiple roles, discarding traditional ideas of casting and gender, and instead focusing on doing the work. Seeking talent from New York, Brooklyn, Queens NY. Visit http://primarystages.org/espa/acting for more info and a full list of classes.

 

The SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY's ONE YEAR MFA PROGRAM – FEB. 3 – CHICAGO - Shakespeare Theatre Company's Academy for Classical Acting is seeking actors interested in earning their MFA with The Shakespeare Theatre Company's One Year MFA Program. Program Coordinator states: "Rigorous and immersive, the nation's only one-year MFA program includes acting, voice, rhetoric, text, movement, mask, the Alexander Technique, stage combat, clown, as well as dramatic literature, script analysis, and theatre history; the ACA offers a unique training structure that serves as an incubator for fully developed classical actors and theatre makers. "The program is a joint venture with the George Washington University, and upon completion candidates receive a terminal degree - a Master of Fine Arts. Classes in Acting, Text & Rhetoric, Voice, Speech, Mask, Movement, and Stage Combat make up the core of the curriculum." Program runs in Washington DC. Cost: $39,267. Program Coordinator states: "31.4% the cost of the national average for an Acting MFA. Scholarships available." Seeking—MFA Students: Males & Females, 18+. Audition by appointment Feb 3 in Chicago IL. Visit ACA.ShakespeareTheatre.Org to submit your online application. Contact kwhite@shakespearetheatre.org for more information and to schedule an audition.

 

ONE-ON-ONE LESSONS – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 3 - Ocean Bay Entertainment, Inc. is performers for one-on-one acting, vocal, and career-coaching lessons with award-winning Broadway/TV/film producer, director, and casting director Jordan Scott Gilbert ("Ghost the Musical"). Instructor states: "Mr. Gilbert has worked successfully with artists, from novices to major celebrities, in TV, film, and on Broadway." Lessons held one-on-one via Skype. $150+ fee required for Skype lessons. Seeking—Acting and Singing Students (Lead): Males & Females, 6+. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Apply via backstage.com or contact the entertainment company.

 

KIDS, 5-WEEK ON-CAMERA COMMERCIAL ACTING INTENSIVE – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 4 - A Class Act NY is seeking participants ages 7-11, for a by audition only 5-Week On-Camera Commercial Acting Intensive. Artistic director states, “Young actors will learn how to nail cold read commercial auditions, how to quickly analyze commercial copy and find acting beats within the text to make a lasting impression on both casting directors and on ad agency executives! Actors will learn to identify comedic clues within the text as well as physical techniques that allow them to deliver material in a way that will set them apart in their auditions. Sharpen your improv skills and learn how to incorporate them into your performance with comedic actor, Lindsay Chambers!” Classes run Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11, and Mar. 4, 11 (final performance) at Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave., NYC. $575 participation fee required. Seeking—Young Actors: 7-11. Seeking talent from New York NY. To submit a video audition, perform a one-minute monologue that is age appropriate. Visit www.AClassActNY.com for self-tape guidelines and video submission instructions.

 

FREE SHOW BUSINESS SEMINAR – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 10 - A Class Act NY is seeking parents of child actors and adult actors to join Talent Agent Barbara Coleman of Innovative Artists and Artistic Director of A Class Act NY Jessica Rofé for a most informative free show business seminar. Company states: "Come prepared to ask your burning questions about the best way to manage a career in show business. Barbara is one of the most respected agents in the biz and has been representing actors for over 30 years. Jessica founded ACANY in 2005 and works closely with bicoastal casting directors, agents, and managers. In addition, Jessica has also worked in casting in both NYC and California and on the talent agency side of the business." Workshop is Feb. 10 (1pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., NYC). Free seminar. Seeking—Adult Actor: 16-85; Parent of Child Actor: 18-85. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact A Class Act NY.

 

KIDS/TEENS, BROADWAY YOUTH THEATER – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 12 - Ocean Bay Entertainment, Inc. is seeking participants for Broadway Youth Theatre, a new theatre group under the direction of award-winning Broadway producer Jordan Scott Gilbert, which specializes in developing new and classic family friendly musicals, plays, and faith-based productions. Producer states: "The aim of the youth theater is especially unique in that each month it holds a workshop of short readings of musicals and plays, written by veteran and/or up-and-coming composers and writers. These group workshops give those kids selected into the program each month the experience of what it’s like to put together a new show, while also honing their craft with acting and vocal training by a Broadway professional." Rehearsals for the “Beginner” workshop (ages 6-12) are on the second and third Saturday of every month from 10am-1pm. Rehearsals for the “Advanced” workshop (ages 13-18) are on the second and third Saturday of every month from 2pm-5pm. Concert workshop performances for the "Beginner” workshop (ages 6-12) are on the last Saturday of every month at 10am, 11am, and 12noon. Concert workshop performances for the "Advanced” workshop (ages 13-18) are on the last Saturday of every month at 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. The workshop cost is $500. Seeking—Actors & Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 6-18. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the entertainment company.

 

'RAISING The BAR: BOOK MORE ACTING/WRITING JOBS' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 28 - IN Studios is seeking participants for Raising the Bar: Book More Acting/Writing Jobs. Company states: "Raising the bar is a unique technique designed to help actors/writers fast-forward their career success. A belief is just a thought you keep thinking. Could your beliefs be the only thing holding you back? Our proven training method consistently helps our members stand out in the audition and writers' room and book more jobs, whether they are veterans or brand-new to the field. We are currently auditioning/interviewing for select scholarships for our unique, professional training and team." Classes run in winter 2018 and are hosted virtually. Coordinator states: "Join our live virtual training with other artists from around the world." No pay. Fees are required to participate. Company states: "This audition is for a scholarship for training at a reduced price of $250-$450." Seeking—Participants: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. For more info, check out the company's international podcast on iTunes and Google Play (listen to episodes 1 and 2): http://bit.ly/TheHappyBar. To request an audition, visit http://instudios-nyc.com/jobs/.

 

KIDS, 'The LION KING' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 1 - Disney Theatrical Worldwide is casting young performers for The Lion King. Elton John, music; Tim Rice, lyrics; Lebo M, additional music/lyrics-additional vocal score-vocal arrangements-choral dir.; Mark Mancina, additional music/lyrics-music produced for the stage-additional score; Irene Mechhi, book; Roger Allers, book; Ongoing West End and UK touring productions. Seeking—Young “Simba:” Male, 8-11, young lion; brave, athletic and energetic. Must be below 140 cm (4’6”) in height; Young “Nala:” Female, 8-11, young lioness; is brave, athletic and energetic. Must be below 140 cm (4’6”) in height. Seeking talent from London, England. The production is always looking for children to audition for its free Cub School training programme, which teaches children skills in acting, movement and singing to later audition to potentially play these roles professionally. The next Cub School auditions will take place in March 2018. To register, visit http://thelionkingauditions.co.uk/children-auditions. Applicants for Cub School must be between ages 8-11 and be below 140 cm (4’6”) in height. All children must live and be educated within a commutable distance of central London (a maximum of one-hour away). Children are not required to prepare anything in advance of the Cub School auditions. One parent or guardian must accompany each child to the audition and stay on the premises until the audition has ended. Cub School takes place once a week after school during term time. It is a free performance-training programme from which the roles of Young Simba and Young Nala are cast. During the programme, teachers who are associated with "The Lion King" train children in the disciplines of dance, voice, and acting. Training lasts for a minimum of eight weeks to a maximum of six months. Whilst winning a place in Cub School does not guarantee a part in the stage musical, it has proven to be excellent training for young people with the ambition to work on stage.

 

TEENS, SSM VOCAL PERFORMANCE PROGRAM – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 27 - Shattuck-St. Mary's School is seeking teenage students to join an immersive vocal performance program at Shattuck-St. Mary's, a boarding and day school in Faribault MN. Students accepted into the program receive a weekly private voice lesson, a weekly private piano lesson, ensemble experience, and performance and competition opportunities throughout the year. Program states: "Shattuck-St. Mary's students have gone on to sing for the Houston Grand Opera, the Ontario Opera, and one is even a famous K-Pop singer." Auditions are held on a rolling basis, either on campus or via electronic means (Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp). This is a tuition-based program. Program states: "Significant financial aid is available." Seeking—Vocal Performance Program (Lead): 14-19, the VPP is an intensive, immersive vocal program for the serious teenage singer. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. You can fill out an inquiry form here with no obligation: https://www.s-sm.org/admissions/request-information/. Auditions will consist of a vocal range check, tonal memory, sight-reading, and a brief interview. A prepared piece is encouraged, but not required.

 

MACBETH WORKSHOP IN SCOTLAND – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 9 - Oxford Shakespeare Company is seeking US, UK, & EU participants for an onsite 10-day training & performance workshop of Macbeth in Scotland. Company states: “Train in Edinburgh, Perform in Edinburgh and in historic Birnam Wood, Scotland, Shakespeare's home of the witches. Training includes instruction from OSC director Ron Song Destro, movement, voice and text work developed at RADA and the RSC, a Master Class and several actor training sessions currently planned with former RADA instructor and Globe director Malcolm McKay, who has taught Mark Rylance, Fiona Shaw, Kenneth Branagh, Ralph Fiennes.” Workshop runs July 9-18, 2018 in Scotland. No pay. $740 workshop fee required. Travel is not included. Company states: "Since the production in Scotland is the result of a master class, both union and nonunion actors may participate.” Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. To submit, visit http://onsiteshakespeare.org.

 

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