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Updated: Aug. 5

 

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:

PERFORMERS For SINGING TELEGRAMS - Babaloons and Toons Singing Telegrams is seeking performers for singing telegrams all around the country for a singing telegram agency based in California. We are seeking performers in: Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Washington DC, Miami, New York, New Orleans, Austin, Seattle, Atlanta, Boston, Phoenix & Philadelphia. Performers must have strong singing, acting, and improvisational comedy skills. Singing telegrams are typically ten- to 15-minute performances consisting of a loosely scripted comedy act/skit and two to three songs. You must be able to improvise and play off the crowd and recipient. Popular characters include: Marilyn Monroe, Nurse, Cop, Elvis, Austin Powers, Gorilla in a Tutu, Phantom of the Opera, Nerd, and many more. You can also develop your own characters. To start, you must provide your own costumes. Once you have proven to be reliable, the company can outfit you with more costumes to increase your repertoire. This is gig work. You rehearse on your own time and perform as jobs are booked. Pay per booking ranges from $80-$150, depending on character, tips, and travel time. You must have reliable transportation (okay to use public transport and Uber, etc.). You must be professional, reliable, and on time. Seeking—Singing Telegram (Lead): Males & Females, 18-65. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. If you are interested in auditioning, YOU MUST fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeNZqz_YUuz0hoktnRZWv1FgQUbGPWw4vXFwNJy9fpgGr0rYQ/viewform?usp=sf_linkSubmit

 

'BROADWAY To The RESCUE' – AUG. 8 & 10 - LOS ANGELES - ML Wooley Productions is seeking talent for Broadway to the Rescue, a benefit performance starring over 30 performers from Broadway (over 100 Broadway credits collectively under their belts). Production states: "Tony winners/nominees and friends from TV & film will come together for this one night, to perform in this extraordinary event to raise money for the homeless. This will be the benefit's third year at the Montalban Theatre." Rehearses TBD; performs Oct. 13 (7pm) at the Montalban Theatre, 1615 Vine St. in Los Angeles CA. There is the potential for future ML Wooley productions as well. The benefit performance is unpaid, as all proceeds go to Hope of the Valley. In the event that talent is invited to participate in future ML Wooley productions, those jobs are paid per event. Seeking—Ensemble Singers and Dancers (Chorus/Ensemble): 18-65, singers who move and dancers for the ensemble; all ages, genders, ethnicities. Fantastic singers with a wide vocal range; should have movement ability. Also seeking dancers who are proficient in one or more genres: musical theatre, jazz, tap, hip-hop, lyrical and ballroom. Audition by appointment Aug 8 from 10am-4pm and Aug 10 from 9am-6pm at Montalban Theatre (1615 Vine St., Los Angeles CA 90028). Seeking talent from North Hollywood CA. Interested talent must apply via backstage.com or send an email to the production company in order to reserve an appointment time. Appointments are on a first come, first serve basis. You will be contacted if you receive a callback.

 

UNTITLED NEW JUKEBOX MUSICAL – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 9 - Vintage Voice Music is seeking an African-American male singer for a jukebox musical (60s-90s pop, rock, R&B). Rehearses (dates TBD) in the San Fernando Valley area; performs Oct. 13 & 14 in Brea CA. Additional future shows are possible. Pays: $1200 total for run and rehearsals. Seeking—Male Singer (Lead): 25-50, strong pop/rock voice with musical theater experience. Alternating lead/background vocals. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Apply via backstage.com or contact the music company. Please send photo/resume and all appropriate links.

 

The CRANKY CABARET – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 9 - Cranky Cabaret is seeking singers for the mid-August 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 Aug. 10; performs Aug. 17 & 18 in NYC. Pay is TBD, plus free drinks and food provided. The Cranky Cabaret is not a “pay-to-sing." Seeking—Strong Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the cabaret. 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.

 

SMOOTH JAZZ CABARET – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 10 - Jill Senter Productions is seeking pianist-vocalists for a cabaret of jazz songs. Rehearses in the summer; production in fall 2018 in NYC. Pays: $60/hr. for piano players. Seeking—Pianist-Singer (Supporting): Males & Females, 27-59, Experienced pianist to play Jazz and several other Genres available to rehearse and play in Jazz cabaret. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the production company.

'OPERA IN BLUE JEANS' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 12 - The Benanti Group is casting opera singers for Opera In Blue Jeans, a show being featured at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre in September. No rehearsals will be held - performers must know their music. Performs Sep. 22 & 29, 4pm at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre (61 Christopher St.) in NYC. Performers may choose one of the dates in which to perform. Some pay, based on audience attendance. Performers will be requested to ensure there are a minimum of 5 audience members in the theatre for this event. Seeking—Opera Singer (Lead): 18+, will showcase 2 musical selections/arias of their choice. Performers will be wearing blue jeans while performing and an appropriate shirt or blouse. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the Benanti Group. Submit short cover letter of interest. Performers must submit an audio or video clip of them singing opera or a classical operatic selection.

LEAD SOPRANO VOCALIST For PRIVATE EVENTS – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 14 - Silver Pro Entertainment is seeking female soprano vocalists with a strong gospel background. Very large repertoire required, ranges from Ella Fitzgerald, Whitney, Chaka, through songs on the radio today. Experience in music entertainment for private events (weddings, corporate parties) a plus but not required. Must have own transportation (own/lease a car), as events are throughout the tri-state area. Company states: "Guarantee of minimum of 50 events/yr.; candidate must be available on weekends with own transportation." Rehearses the third Thurs. of every month (7pm-11pm) in New Jersey. Managing director states: "Highly competitive gig compensation." Seeking—Lead Female Vocalist: Soprano; 21-45. Seeking talent from East Hanover NJ. Must email LIVE only clips via YouTube/Vimeo prior to live auditions. This project is a two-year commitment to monthly rehearsals and events in the tri-state area. Must have car/own-transportation (public transportation will not work for this gig). Apply via backstage.com or contact the entertainment company.

YOUNG PERFORMERS' CABARET – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 15 - The Benanti Group is seeking young performers (ages 20 or younger) to perform in a cabaret series at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre. Performs Sep. 22, 23, and 30 (call time 12:30pm, show at 1:30pm); plus October dates TBD, at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre (61 Christopher St.) in NYC. Seeking—Young Performer: 20 and under. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact The Benanti Group. Submit a short note of interest, and an audio or video clip.

'LONESOME TRAVELER' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 15 - Florida Entertainment is casting electric bass/stand-up bass/singer for touring version of Lonesome Travel, the off Broadway hit about the history of American Folk Music (from the 1940's to the 1980's). Synopsis: Instrumentalist-singer to play great American Folk stars (Dylan, Baez, Guthrie, etc.). Nominee Outer Critics & Obie Award. Runs September in NYC. No union contract; level near Union scale. Seeking—Bass Player-Singer (Lead): Male, 25-45, No union contract; level near Union scale. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company. Submit head shot photo, resume, audio and video, contact phone number and email address. Ability to play guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle and/or harmonica a plus.

'BOUND For BROADWAY' SINGERS SHOWCASE – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 16 - The West End Lounge is seeking male and female singers, ages 16+, of all ethnicities for Bound for Broadway. Producer states: "Forslund Theatricals and The West End Lounge are seeking talent for its upcoming 8-year running popular industry-invited showcases Bound for Broadway. This is the premier showcase in town and a great opportunity for anyone who wants to join. This is great for performers who need performance video footage. JDProductions is the premier weekly showcase running and is not affiliated with any other showcases or venues and is proud to offer a different type of showcase in NYC, boasting a live entertainment emcee, free professionally edited videos for the performers, and a well-rehearsed diverse performance opportunity alongside talented industry professionals and composers, as well as high industry turn-out." Rehearsal dates TBD based on talent availability in NYC. Performers will be required to sell tickets ranging from $10-$15 each, plus an accompanist fee ($50) is required for tech, show, and music rehearsals. Some pay (ticket sales reimbursement), plus free video copy provided. The producers are seeking both union and nonunion performers, but no union contract is currently planned. Performers should check with their union before accepting any work. Seeking—Featured Soloist: Males & Females, 16+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Auditions by appointment only in NYC. For an appointment, email pix & résumés to jdproductions.casting@gmail.com. An accompanist will be provided. You may also send video submissions to be considered immediately.

ESSENTIAL VOICES USA – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 26 - Essential Voices USA is seeking singers for two performances at Carnegie Hall. Company states: "Judith Clurman’s Essential Voices USA (EVUSA) performs in many of the city’s iconic venues and events and records and premieres works by American finest composers and lyricists. Regularly on stage with the New York Pops in its Carnegie Hall subscription series, televised on NBC’s July 4th Macy’s 2014 Spectacular Fireworks and the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting in 2011 and 2012, the ensemble comprises a talented roster of seasoned professionals and auditioned volunteers, dynamically fitted to the unique needs of each project. Among other national highlights, EVUSA participated in the 2013 Presidential Inaugural activities; and held a month-long residency at National Public Radio. The impressive cohort of musicians that have worked with EVUSA run the gamut from the young opera sensation Jamie Barton to Broadway star Idina Menzel to musical theater luminaries Sheldon Harnick; Larry Hochman; Stephen Schwartz; Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg; and Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty to composers Milton Babbitt and Howard Shore. EVUSA currently produces The Composer Speaks at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music. EVUSA Youth Workshop provides select high school students the opportunity to participate with the main ensemble in the heart of New York City’s music scene. The ensemble’s CDs are: Celebrating the American Spirit, Cherished Moments: Songs of the Jewish Spirit, Holiday Harmonies: Songs of Christmas, and Season of Light: Songs of Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, New Year." Rehearses Sundays (6pm-9pm) in NYC. Performances currently consist of "Song and Dance: The Best of Broadway with The New York Pops" (Nov. 16, 8pm) and "Under The Mistletoe with Ashley Brown and The New York Pops (Dec. 21 & 22, 8pm), both at Carnegie Hall in NYC. Seeking—Choral Singer: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. For further information, visit www.essentialvoicesusa.com. Talent may submit through Backstage or send an email to schedule an audition/ask a question.

 

FORMAL CABARET SHOWCASES – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 1 - The Benanti Group is seeking singers of all types to perform 15+ minute sets, in formal attire (gowns/dresses, tuxedos/suits), in various cabaret settings in NYC for the fall. No rehearsals; production dates will be in the fall and based on availability in NYC. Pays: $100+ per performance. No rehearsals. No union contracts. Can be a recurring gig if desired. Performers must be able to guarantee a minimum audience of ten people. Seeking—Solo Artists (Lead): 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the group. Must submit an audio or video clip of your voice, with note of interest.

 

KIDS/TEENS, NEW CHILDREN's PRODUCTION – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 1 - KIDS INC. is casting a new children's production consisting of live performances, TV, film, and animation. The production is looking for exceptional young performers, preferably with some background or training in musical theater, however all will be reviewed. Selected cast members will be part of a very popular music oriented, reality-based team with long-term potential. Kids between 8 to 13 with very strong singing abilities, dance abilities a plus. Also casting young dancers ages 10 to 14. All roles are paid. Date(s) TBD in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver. All expenses covered for talent and one guardian. Seeking—Singers, Vocalists, Leading Performers (Lead): Males & Females, 8-11, exceptional young performers to become permanent cast members in a new children's edutainment production. Coordinator states: "This is a big opportunity for talented kids to become part of a project that has worldwide fans, a chance for international touring and a lot of online and linear television appearances. Triple threats to the front of the line;" Adult Male Vocalist-Boy Bands (Chorus/Ensemble): 13-24, strong lead singer male vocalist with excellent pitch; must be able to harmonize; high-energy; athletic; great attitude; Teen YouTubers (Lead): 12-24, teens who are YouTubers with a strong following. Send your links; Music Composers (Supporting): writers and composers with a flare for teen pop and/or children's music. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. For kids: It is very important to first submit your contact information. Include parent and talent's name along with parent email address and phone number and any links talent already has online. Send your Backstage profile, website, social media, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook. If you don't have a video, upload one! All interested should use the apply button on backstage so you are in the system. Set up a free profile and it will notify us that you just applied. Additional public information is unavailable. Only those selected for a call back will be contacted with further details. Send questions or email links and bio to auditions@kidsinc.xyz.

 

'THAT '70s SING-ALONG SHOW' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 20 - The Benanti Group is casting That '70s Sing-Along Show, featuring songs from the era of the '70s only. The show will be an interactive and involve audience participation. No rehearsals; showcase in mid-September at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre in NYC. No contracts. Some pay based on audience attendance. Performers must be able to bring a minimum of five people to the showcase. Seeking—70s Performer (Lead): 18+, performer will select two songs of his/her choice to perform. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact The Benanti Group. Submit a short note of interest, along with an audio or video sample of your voice, and confirm you understand the guest requirement.

'DUETS' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 20 - The Benanti Group is casting all types for Duets, a showcase of entirely duets. No rehearsals. Performers meet one hour prior to organize musical selections and receive direction. Performs at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre, 61 Christopher St., NYC. Some pay. Performers will be paid based on audience attendance. Fair pay structure offered upon casting. Performers must guarantee a minimum of five people in the cabaret room as per house contract. Seeking—Duets (Lead): 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Send a note of interest and mention your singing partner. You may submit a video or audio clip of at least one of the voices in the pair. Singers may apply with a partner, or apply singularly, but have a partner prepared to perform with. All singers will have the opportunity to perform two duets. Songs can be any genre. Singers will not be paired up if cast. Must apply with, or for, a partner. Apply via backstage.com or contact the Benanti Group.

'AWESOME '80s CABARET' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 20 - The Benanti Group is casting performers for Awesome '80s Cabaret. No rehearsals. Singers will organize one hour prior to performance and will receive direction. Performs in NYC. Some pay. Pay is based on audience attendance. Fair pay structure offered upon casting. Seeking—Awesome ‘80s Singer (Lead): 18+, all songs performed must be from '80s pop culture. All performers will have the opportunity to sing two songs from the '80s era of their choice. Performers will dress from the period. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the Benanti Group. In your cover letter, mention what you may be interested in performing. Also mention if you will be performing solo, a duet, or in a small group.

BAND CALLED TRIBE – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 3 - Joy Track Foundation is seeking singers for TRIBE, a worship band. Casting director states: "CEG's TRIBE leads worship for a live worship event called CEG LIVE! with the Christian Entertainment Guild. At CEG LIVE!, the band called TRIBE leads worship, a guest pastor brings the word (non-denominational, Christian) and then there is a talk show with veteran entertainment professionals (similar to Inside The Actors Studio) where guests share their faith journey and teach on how to become better content creators and storytellers within pop culture. CEG's TRIBE band is currently writing original music with plans to begin recording soon and leading worship at other locations. CEG is currently seeking a charismatic, very talented singer to join the team as well as some musicians as some on the team are pro and touring off and on. Seeking singers, singer/songwriters, and musicians for live performance with the Christian Entertainment Guild, as part of a band that will perform and record regularly. Talent should have presence and ability to perform before large groups; humility and grace to be a part of a team and allow others to lead; a chill vibe; be happy; and have a big heart for Jesus. Genre: contemporary gospel with pop influences and some rap." Rehearsals are in Westlake Village CA. Casting director states: "This is part of the Christian Entertainment Guild's ministry to faith filmmakers as well as performances at various venues and recording. This should be seen as a ministry with pro-rata payoff of future sales and paid performances." Seeking—Co-Lead Singer (Lead): Males & Females, 18-26, casting director states: "Singer-worship leader with a presence and ability to lead on a large stage, in front of a large audience, and draw others into the presence of God; may also be a musician and/or songwriter; encourager, team builder able to maintain a family environment and spirit of community and collaboration; enjoys helping others to become leaders; strong relationship with God; upbeat, huge heart for Jesus. Ethnic diversity is encouraged;" Background Vocalist: Males & Females, 18-26, casting director states: "Singer-worship team background vocalist with a servant heart and ability to perform on a large stage, in front of a large audience, and draw others into the presence of God; may also be a musician and/or songwriter; encourager, team builder able to maintain a family environment and spirit of community and collaboration; enjoys helping others to become leaders; strong relationship with God; upbeat, huge heart for Jesus. Ethnic diversity encouraged." Seeking talent from Burbank CA. Apply via backstage.com or contact the Foundation. Submit links to vocal demos if possible.

 

 

 

CRUISES/RESORTS/THEME PARKS:

'MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET' – JULY 30, AUG. 1, 3 & 17 – VARIOUS LOCATIONS - Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is casting Million Dollar Quartet, for Norwegian Cruise line holdings. Synopsis: Million Dollar Quartet: the hit musical with productions in New York, Chicago and touring across North America, is now seeking actors to sail in the roles of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. On December 4, 1956, an auspicious twist of fate brought these legends together. The place was Sun Records’ studio in Memphis. The man who made it happen was Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock and Roll,” who discovered them all. The four young musicians united for the only time in their careers for an impromptu recording that has come to be known as one of the greatest rock jam sessions of all time. Inspired by the true story, Million Dollar Quartet features a treasure trove of the greatest rock and roll, gospel, R&B and country hits from these musicians, including such iconic songs as “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Riders in the Sky,” “I Walk the Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.” Rehearsals begin November in Tampa FL; contract runs six months on board the ship. Pays $900-$1400/wk (Ensemble). Seeking—“Elvis” (Lead): Male, 18-35, actor-singer-guitar player to portray Elvis in his 20s at the beginning of his career; must be familiar with his music and be able to play basic guitar; should sound and look somewhat like Elvis without being an “impersonator”; songs include “Memories Are Made Of This”, “That’s All Right”, “Long Tall Sally”, “Peace In The Valley”, “Party”, “Hound Dog”; accompany yourself on guitar to That's Alright Mama and Peace In The Valley, as well as any other Elvis song of your choosing; bring your own acoustic guitar; “Jerry Lee Lewis” (Lead): Male, 18-34, actor-singer-pianist; he was rock & roll’s legendary piano prodigy and celebrated “Last Man Standing"; must be a superb piano player, able to play like Jerry Lee Lewis; fun, energetic; comic skills a plus. Songs include “Real Wild Child”, “Great Balls Of Fire”, “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”; accompany yourself on piano to Great Balls Of Fire and Whole Lotta Shakin, as well as another song of your choosing; a piano will be provided; “Carl Perkins” (Lead): Male, 18-33, 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. Songs include “Matchbox”, “Who Do You Love?”, “My Babe”, “See You Later, Alligator”; accompany yourself on guitar to Blue Suede Shoes and Matchbox, as well as a rockabilly tune of your choosing; bring your own electric guitar and amp; “Johnny Cash” (Lead): Male, 18-35, actor-singer-guitar player to portray Johnny Cash at the dawn of his epic career; must be familiar with his music and be able to play guitar; tall; should sound and look somewhat like Johnny without being an “impersonator”. Songs include “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Sixteen Tons”, “I Walk The Line”, “Riders In The Sky”. please accompany yourself on guitar to Folsom Prison Blues (the show’s version of 16 Tons) and any other Cash song of your choosing; bring your own acoustic guitar; “Dyanne” (Lead): Female, 18-30, she was an aspiring singer and Elvis’s girlfriend; attractive, great singer with a wide range; sings solos and back-ups through the show; sings “Fever” in her alto range and covers the high soprano part (3 “Gs” above middle “C”) of “Riders In The Sky” (Johnny Cash song); also sings “I Hear You Knockin.” Dyanne also covers or portrays Katherine Reese in Wine Lovers the Musical, a business woman in finance; attending wine class to improve her knowledge of wine in order to appear more sophisticated; impressing clients and intimidating competition; Katherine displays a professional image and a brusque manner; she is not afraid to display her biting wit; may cover or perform as the Female Vocalist in Burn the Floor; Male Onboard Swing 1: 20-29, actor-singer-pianist; covers Jerry Lee Lewis; must play excellent piano; portrays Brian Scott in Wine Lovers the Musical; a Graphic Designer attending wine class to indulge his sensual desire for the mystique of wine and the allure of a romantic connection; Brian's youthful energy and thoughtful nature show in his personal and artistic expressions; may cover or perform as the Male Vocalist in Burn the Floor; Male Onboard Swing 2: 20-29, actor-singer-guitar; covers multiple icons in Million Dollar Quartet and may cover Sam Phillips and cover or play Charles Thompson in Wine Lovers The Musical; Female Onboard Swing: 20-29, covers Dyanne in Million Dollar Quartet; may cover or perform as the Female Vocalist in Burn the Floor; may cover or perform as the Katherine in Wine Lovers The Musical. Auditions by appointment Jul 30 in Chicago; Aug 1 in Los Angeles; Aug 3 in Las Vegas and Sep 17 in New York NY. Seeking talent Nationwide. Itinerary: See Norwegian Cruise Lines website. To request an appointment or submit audition video: Subject Line: MDQ - (Insert City where you are auditioning)- (Insert Role) Example: MDQ – Chicago - Elvis. If submitting video include a current photo showcasing your physique; video record in a full length shot in good lighting; slate your name and the song(s) you will be singing; do not use any equipment or microphone that may alter your voice; Cash, Perkins, Elvis and Jerry Lee Auditions accompany yourself. Apply to backstage.com or contact Norwegian Cruise Line. Submit via YouTube, Vimeo or Dropbox. Do not insert any video attachments in your e-mail.

 

'VOICES Of LIBERTY' – AUG. 8 - Walt Disney World Company is seeking male and female ensemble vocalists of all ethnicities for a Disney Parks Live Entertainment holiday cast of The Voices of Liberty for "The Candlelight Processional." This eight-part vocal ensemble sings in tight harmonies as part of a mass choir and orchestra which retells the story of Christmas, narrated by a celebrity guest at Epcot in the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando FL. Performers are under seasonal contracts between Nov.-Dec. 2018 in Orlando FL. Pays: $17.08/hr. min. Potential relocation and housing may be available to qualified performers hired into specific roles. Equity Disneyworld Contract. Upon signing of Walt Disney World® Individual Employment Contract, candidates are eligible to immediately apply for membership in Actor’s Equity Association. Seeking—Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, extreme vocal range and control, sight-singing, and quick study memorization skills are essential. Open Casting Call Aug 8 at 10am for vocalists (sign-in 9am-12noon) at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., Manhattan NY 10018). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of audition. Candidates arriving past the sign-in end time may be considered pending overall audition attendance. Candidates arriving past the sign-in end time may be turned away. Callbacks Aug. 9 in NYC. Performers invited to callbacks must attend in order to qualify for potential employment. Note: Must be 18+ and authorized to work in the United States.

 

KINGS DOMINION – AUG. 9 – DOSWELL - Kings Dominion (Doswell VA) is seeking singers who move well, singer-dancers, dancers, and costume characters for Winterfest, with casting services provided by RWS Entertainment Group. Seeking: Non-Equity performers, over the age of 18, with dynamic personalities, who are able to entertain by connecting with an audience. Theme park, cruise ship, and children’s theatre credits are a plus. Kings Dominion Winterfest 2018 will feature three holiday-themed live shows: Cool Yule Christmas: Male & Female Vocalists with a strong pop/contemporary sound and presence. Belters & tenors/bari-tenors who move extremely well; Holly Jolly Trolley: Male and Female Vocalists with a classic/Broadway sound for a Turn of the Century feel. Sopranos, altos, tenors and baritones who move well; Charlie Brown’s Christmas Spectacular: Singer-Dancers, Dancers, and Costume Characters for a Christmas celebration with all the beloved Peanuts characters. "Cool Yule Christmas" and "Charlie Brown's Christmas Spectacular" rehearses Nov. 9-21; "Holly Jolly Trolley" rehearses Nov. 12-21; all performances will run Nov. 23-25, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 7-9, 14-23, 26-31 at Kings Dominion in Doswell VA. Pays: $550/wk. min. Lodging provided. Shared cast rental cars also provided on site. Seeking—Singers and Singer-Dancers: Males & Females, 18-35, Singers: Male and Female Vocalists with a strong pop/contemporary sound and presence; belters and tenors/bari-tenors who move extremely well Or Male and Female Vocalists with a classic/Broadway sound for a Turn of the Century feel. Sopranos, altos, tenors and baritones who move well. Open Casting Call Aug 9 at 5pm for Male & Female Singers and Singer-Dancers (4:30pm sign-in) at Kings Dominion (16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell VA 23047). Singers: Prepare two contrasting 16-bar pop/rock or musical theatre selections showing range and personality. Bring sheet music in correct key; accompanist will be provided. Bring headshot and resume stapled together. You may be called back to move later the same day; bring dance clothes/shoes.

 

'AMERICA's HIT PARADE' and 'HAZZARD COUNTY HOEDOWN' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 9 - The Grand Majestic Theater is seeking enthusiastic, strong male and female singers who can sing solos and who must be able to sing harmonies, dance/move for productions of America's Hit Parade and Hazzard County Hoedown. Hit Parade is a fun, musical revue of the '50s and '60s featuring top jukebox hit songs of the era; Hazzard County Hoedown is a comedic spoof of the "Dukes of Hazzard," featuring a variety of music: country as well as pop hits from the '80s and '90s. Note: Performers must be able to relocate to East Tennessee for their contract. Productions through December 2018 in Pigeon Forge TN. Term of contract can be discussed. Pays: $75-$90/show; duration of contract: to December 2018. Note: Performers must be able to relocate to East Tennessee for the duration of their contract. Seeking—Leads, Step-Outs, Ensemble: 25-40. Seeking talent Nationwide. Apply via backstage.com or contact the theater. In your cover letter, include your availability date when you can relocate to TN. Must include headshot, current full-body shot, resume, demo reel, any YouTube clips, or audio/video of your talent.

‘GREASE,’ ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL – AUG. 20 - Royal Caribbean Productions is seeking professional, seasoned singers and dancers to present the award-winning musical Grease for Royal Caribbean International, a 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey with additional songs written by John Farrar. This full-length Broadway musical will be presented alongside Royal Caribbean's newest Signature Production Show. Rehearsals begin Jan. 22, 2019 in North Miami FL. Seeking—Principal Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18-50. Open Casting Call Aug 20 at 10am at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., 12th fl., Manhattan NY 10018). Principal Singers: Prior to your audition, you will need to print out and prepare the audition material required. Click on the applicable role link below. Also come prepared with your best 16-32 bars of two contrasting uptempo pieces in pop style. Sheet music required in the proper key. Be prepared to dance and read sides. Singers will also perform in our second production show. Vocal versatility a plus. Please visit our website, www.royalcaribbeanproductions.com, for full audition details.

 

 

 

 

OPERA/CHORUS/VOCAL GROUPS:

'OPERA IN BLUE JEANS' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 12 - The Benanti Group is casting opera singers for Opera In Blue Jeans, a show being featured at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre in September. No rehearsals will be held - performers must know their music. Performs Sep. 22 & 29, 4pm at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre (61 Christopher St.) in NYC. Performers may choose one of the dates in which to perform. Some pay, based on audience attendance. Performers will be requested to ensure there are a minimum of 5 audience members in the theatre for this event. Seeking—Opera Singer (Lead): 18+, will showcase 2 musical selections/arias of their choice. Performers will be wearing blue jeans while performing and an appropriate shirt or blouse. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the Benanti Group. Submit short cover letter of interest. Performers must submit an audio or video clip of them singing opera or a classical operatic selection.

'AMAHL And The NIGHT VISITORS' – AUG. 22 & 23 - On Site Opera is casting a boy soprano for the role of Amahl in Menotti's opera Amahl and the Night Visitors. The production will be a modern-dress site-specific production in the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen in Chelsea, NYC. Professional soloists, orchestra, and dancers will perform alongside an amateur chorus of homeless and shelter residents. Performances are free admission. The role of Amahl will be double-cast. Rehearsals begin Nov. 15 and take place in a Manhattan rehearsal studio TBD. All rehearsals will take place during non-school hours (weekdays and weekends); performs Dec. 6-8 at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen (9th Ave. at W. 28th St.) in NYC. Pays: $3500 (minus applicable payroll deductions). This production does not fall under union jurisdiction, but basic AGMA work rules are adhered to. Seeking—“Amahl” (Lead): Male, 9-13, a young boy living with his mother in a soup kitchen; he is curious, selfless, and brave; his innate goodness ultimately leads to his being cured of an ailment; the role requires classical vocal training and an unchanged boy soprano voice. Auditions by appointment Aug 22 & 23 in New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the opera company. For consideration for an audition slot, submit a resume, headshot, audio or video sample of classical singing performance.

 

TENOR & BASS AUDITIONS – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 31 - Congressional Chorus is holding auditions for the 2018-19 Season. Congressional Chorus, an 100-voice Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass ensemble under the leadership of David Simmons, is the only chorus in the metropolitan DC area that focuses on singing an eclectic variety of American music, including world premiere commissioned works, 21st century "new music," blues, jazz, contemporary classical, folksongs, rock, spirituals, Broadway hits, and popular standards. Singers come from all professions and live in DC, Maryland and Virginia. Seeking—Tenors & Basses (Chorus/Ensemble): Males, 18+.  Auditions and rehearsals take place at Calvary Baptist Church (733 8th Street, NW just one block from the Chinatown Metro station). Audition dates include June 27, July 18, August 7 & 28. Seeking talent from Washington DC. Apply via backstage.com or Email David Simmons at [Pending Approval] to schedule an audition.

 

NEW YORK HOLIDAY CHORISTERS, MEN SINGING CAROLS, And WINTER GRACES – AUG. 4 - New York Holiday Singers, Inc., the company behind the a cappella groups New York Holiday Choristers, Men Singing Carols, and the Winter Graces, is seeking singers for the 2018 holiday season. Rehearsals begin in September in NYC; runs between Thanksgiving and Christmas in NYC and surrounding area. All rehearsals unpaid. Professional pay for performances. Seeking—New York Holiday Choristers Member: Males & Females, 18-65, Seeking sopranos, tenors, and basses for a wide variety of holiday music for public and private events. Music features challenging contemporary styles, with some traditional styling as well. Four-part harmony. (Note: altos are not needed at this time.) All identities welcome; Men Singing Carols Member: 18-65, Seeking tenor 2s to sing fun new jazz- and swing-influenced arrangements of holiday and popular tunes for private and public events; mustaches and/or beards optional; three-part harmony. All identities welcome; Winter Graces Member: Female,18-65, Seeking sopranos for all-new blues and folk arrangements of holiday and pop songs inspired by Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Adele, etc; three-part harmony. Mezzos and altos are not needed at this time. All identities welcome. Audition by appointment Aug 4 from 11:30am-4:30pm in New York NY. Callbacks Aug. 5. To schedule an appointment, send pix and resumes to info@newyorkholidaysingers.com. Specify your voice part and which group interests you most. Submissions which do not note voice parts will not be considered. No video auditions will be accepted. Rehearsals begin in September in NYC. For more information, visit http://newyorkholidaysingers.com. Singers for all groups must be proficient sight-readers or quick studies, excellent with contemporary styling, blending and tight harmonies, willing to learn and memorize a large amount of new arrangements on their own, and willing to work during the holiday season at public and private events. Expect challenging and exciting musical arrangements for all voice parts.

 

LAUDATE SINGERS 2018-19 SEASON – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 9 - Laudate Singers is casting the Laudate Singers 2018-19 Season. Project description: "From Baroque to newly commissioned works, this dynamic and stylistically versatile ensemble strives for musical excellence in every performance." Rehearsals & performances are ongoing throughout 2018-19, in Vancouver, BC. Honorariums are paid to all singers. Seeking—Singers (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, professional-level singers, a high level of musicianship, including reading and aural skills, knowledge of languages, musical styles and diction, formal training is not necessary; however, a significant history of choral singing is required. Seeking talent from Vancouver, BC. To apply, visit backstage.com or contact the group. Submit pix & résumés. Singers may bring their own accompanist; if desired, one will be provided. During the audition, the singer will also be asked to vocalize (to further explore their range, technical ability, tonal qualities), sight-sing and have ear tests.

'The COMMON GROUND' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 11 - Tacoma Opera is casting a musical opera in three acts, The Common Ground. Rehearsals and performances are in Tacoma WA. All roles are paid. To start, members will share in a percentage of performance proceeds (pro rata based on demands of parts). Seeking—Singers (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, skilled opera singers, sopranos, tenors, mezzo-sopranos, baritones, and chorus. Seeking talent from Tacoma WA. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the opera company.

KIDS/TEENS, NORTH GEORGIA GLEE CHOIR – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 12 - North Georgia Glee Choir is seeking young singers (ages 7-17) for the Fall 2018 Season of the North Georgia Glee Choir. Also seeking one professional choreographer, with at least 3-5 years of experience. Company states: "North Georgia Glee Choir is a fun and confidence building environment, intended for young performers who love to sing and dance on stage. If you need to work on your vocal skills but are tired of the same old classical based choirs, we are the place for you. Pop, Broadway and movie hits are our favorite selections. We want each performer to feel like a star (and hopefully become one)." Rehearses on Sundays (4:30pm-5:30pm) at 2300 Holcomb Bridge Rd. in Roswell GA. Season begins Aug. 12.; performs in and around Roswell GA. Participation fees of up to $370 are required. Scholarships are available. Seeking—Performers (Chorus/Ensemble): 7-17. Seeking talent from Roswell, Atlanta GA. Apply via backstage.com or www.northgeorgiaglee.com. Send an email with your resume. Talent must send an email to be considered for the final round of auditions and secure a time slot.

 

GREATER NASSAU CHORUS – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - Greater Nassau Chorus is seeking female singers, all parts, for Greater Nassau Chorus, a Sweet Adelines International 4-part a cappella barbershop chorus, currently #1 Regional Champions for New York/New Jersey. Top ten finalist for 10 years in International SAI competition. Rehearsals held every Tuesday night, year-long, from 7pm-10pm at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Baldwin NY or Hofstra University, Hempstead NY. No compensation. Seeking—Female Chorus Singer (Chorus/Ensemble): 21-80, to sing 4-part a cappella barbershop arrangements from a wide range of repertoire and perform at International and Regional Competitions, charitable events and shows throughout the year. Seeking talent from Baldwin, New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the chorus.

 

 

 

 

STAGE SHOWS:

EQUITY, 'BEAUTIFUL: The CAROLE KING MUSICAL, 2nd NAT'L TOUR – AUG. 3 & 16 - Beautiful Tour Carole Company LP is seeking Equity male and female singers and dancers for the upcoming second national tour of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Carole King & Gerry Goffin and Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, music-lyrics; Douglas McGrath, book; Rehearsals begin late August in NYC; tour begins early/mid-September. Pays: $2034/wk. current min. Equity Production (League) Contract. Seeking—Equity Male Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): 20-37, characters are 20s to mid-30s. Seeking extremely strong singers to portray various roles throughout the show, including Neil Sedaka, The Drifters, The Righteous Brothers, and Lou Adler. Especially interested in African American singers of all voice types and Caucasian singers who are either high rock tenors or low bass/baritones. Equity Female Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): 20-37, characters are 20s to mid-30s. Seeking extremely strong singers to portray various roles throughout the show, including The Shirelles, Little Eva, Betty, Marilyn, and Janelle Woods. Especially interested in African American singers of all voice types and Caucasian singers with either a strong pop/belt or distinctive folk/rock voice; Equity Male Dancers Who Sing (Chorus/Ensemble): 20-37, characters are 20s to mid-30s. All characters in the dancing ensemble are African American. Seeking appealing, charismatic and attractive dancer-singers to portray various roles, including The Drifters, who are featured soloists in numbers including “Some Kind of Wonderful,” “Up on the Roof,” and “On Broadway;” Equity Female Dancers Who Sing (Chorus/Ensemble): 20-37, characters are 20s to mid-30s. All characters in the dancing ensemble are African American. Seeking appealing, charismatic and attractive dancer-singers to portray various roles, including The Shirelles, Janelle Woods, and Little Eva. Members of the ensemble are featured soloists in numbers including “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “The Locomotion,” “One Fine Day,” and “Uptown." Equity Chorus Calls Aug 3 at 10am for Equity female ensemble singers & 2pm for Equity male ensemble singers and Aug 16 at 10am for Equity female ensemble dancers & 2pm for Equity male ensemble dancers at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 12th fl., Manhattan NY 10018). ECC procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Singers: Prepare 16 bars of a pop song from the 1950s/1960s. Songs by Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Cynthia Weil, and Barry Mann are acceptable. No theater music. Bring sheet music in the correct key. No a cappella auditions. Bring pix & resume, stapled together. Dancers: Men: Bring character/jazz shoes. Women: Bring heels and jazz shoes. In case asked to stay and sing, have prepared 16 bars of a pop song from the 1950s/1960s. Songs by Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Cynthia Weil, and Barry Mann are acceptable. No theater music. Bring sheet music in the correct key. No a cappella auditions. Bring pix & resume, stapled together.

 

EQUITY, 'MEN With MONEY' – AUG. 5 & 6 – LAWRENCEVILLE - Aurora Theatre, Inc. is casting Equity actors, singers, and dancers for Men With Money. Bill Nelson, book-lyrics; Joseph Trefler, music-additional lyrics; Synopsis: Set in Technicolor Manhattan in the 1950s, but it’s an alternate version of the 1950s in which it’s okay to be gay, and people of all stripes are treated equally. In this subversive, romantic romp, three young men set out to make their wild dream come true, to find, woo, and win lovers with money. Loads of money. Two gay and one straight, they might just have the charm and chutzpah to pull it off. Rehearsals begin week of Feb. 4, 2019; runs Mar. 7-Apr. 7 or 14, 2019 in Lawrenceville GA. Pays $601/wk. Equity SPT Agreement. Seeking—“Louis:” Male, 25, a mature 25; natural leader; clean-cut; a forward energy; the type who lights up and commands a room; warm; playful; driven; dynamic; charming; funny; works in a mailroom, but he’ll make it big; actor should be naturally warm and funny or else his directness will come across as harsh, which he isn’t; “Max:” Male, 25, easy going, but a bull in a china shop; an actor; sporty; charming; clean-cut; feels the highs and lows of life fully, bouncing back to joy easily; loves people, loves life; “Sonny:” Male, 20-29, early 20s; naïve; enthusiastic; loyal; zany; clean-cut; has a great big heart; sunny; elevator operator; raised on a farm; “Hot Dog:” Male, 30-39, laid back; grounded; sexy; whimsical; charming; playful; funny; appreciates “real” things; nature, etc. Knows what he wants out of life; “Thursday:” Female, 25-29, 25ish; a straight-shooter; says it like it is; ambitious. Flirty; knows who she is; makes life more fun wherever she is. Smart, efficient, born leader, funny, sexy; voice: A belter; Tycoon: Male, 40-49, wealthy; well-mannered; sexy; kind; forthright; meant to be an “older man” compared to the main trio; “Frenchy:” Male, 40-49, French; suave; sincere; sprightly; worldly; “Marvatech:” Male, 30-39, masculine; athletic; clean-cut; at ease with himself and the world; confident; the character’s gay, but he needs to be believable as assumed-straight; “Mrs. Mugsten:” Female, 40-69, loud; intimidating; questionable morals; strong singing and dancing abilities preferred; Ensemble: Males & Females, 18+, a mix of vocal ranges; many featured roles will be given to female ensemble members so that we see female pilots, justices, tv directors, etc.; strong, trained dancers with a knack for physicality and acrobatics; jazz and tap skills preferred, must sing well. Equity Principal Auditions Aug 5 from 6pm-11pm and Aug 6 from 6pm-7pm (break 3pm-4pm) at Aurora Theatre (128 E Pike St., Lawrenceville GA 30046). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare a Golden Age song (in the event the creators want to hear you & you are new to us). Otherwise sides will be the focus. Accompanist provided. Bring a change of clothes and appropriate shoes for possible tap/jazz dance call. Book and music sides emailed with confirmation. Bring two copies of your most current stapled-together picture and resume. No paper clips. For an appointment slot, send email to casting@auroratheatre.com. If no email access, call Justin Anderson at 678/226-6222. Email preferred. Aurora Theatre is fully committed to diversity, inclusion, equal employment opportunity and universal access to auditions for all of our members. It is our intent to cast this show as diversely and inclusively as possible. To best demonstrate our commitment to inclusion in our community, Aurora Theatre encourages all actors to audition for any role which they feel they can fully embody.

 

EQUITY, SAVANNAH REPERTORY THEATRE – AUG. 7 - Savannah Repertory Theatre is seeking Equity actors and singers for various roles in the upcoming season including: Diary of Anne Frank (Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, playwrights; Wendy Kesselman, adapter; Rehearsals begin Sep. 10; runs Sep. 27-Oct. 7; eight performances); Little Women (Jason Howland, music; Mindi Dickstein, lyrics; Jason Howland, book; Rehearsals begin Nov. 26; runs Dec. 13-23, eight performances); Lombardi (Eric Simonson, playwright; Rehearsals begin Feb. 4, 2019; runs Feb. 21-Mar. 3, eight performances); and The Legend of Georgia McBride (Matthew Lopez, playwright; Rehearsals begin Apr. 8; runs Apr. 25-May 5, eight performances). Season rehearses and runs in Savannah GA. Pays: $255/wk. Equity min. (pending approval). Equity SPT Category 1 Contract. Nonunion local: $100-$200/wk.; sliding scale depending on role. Nonunion out-of-town: $200/wk. plus travel plus housing. Theater states: "We are not EMC eligible." Seeking—Equity Actors and Singers: 18+. For LITTLE WOMEN – “Jo:” Female, Ages 16-24 within the show. The story’s protagonist, a tomboy. Independent, passionate, adventurous, and brave with a fiery spirit. Jo is an aspiring writer with a temper and a quick tongue. Vocal range top: A5. Vocal range bottom: E3. Belt with good head mix; “Marmee:” Female, 35-45; The girls’ mother. She is the strong backbone of the family. She shows spirit and courage despite the difficult odds she faces. Doubles as The Hag. Vocal range top: E-flat5 Vocal range bottom: E-flat3 Mezzo-Soprano; “Meg:” Female, Ages 17 to 25 within the show. The oldest March sister. Responsible and kind, Meg mothers her younger sisters. She has a small weakness for luxury and leisure, but the greater part of her is gentle, loving, and morally vigorous. Doubles as Clarissa. Vocal range top: G-flat5 Vocal range bottom: B-flat3 Soprano; “Amy:” Female, Ages 12 to 19 within the show. The youngest, most energetic sister with a rather pompous air about her, very concerned about acting as a perfect lady. Vain and fiery tempered. Doubles as The Troll. Must be 18 or older. Vocal range top: G-flat5 Vocal range bottom: C4. Soprano; “Beth:” Female, Ages 15 to 22 within the show. Second youngest March sister who tragically dies of Scarlet Fever. Pure goodness. Sweet and generous to a fault, she is a peace-maker, lover, and an optimist who is always encouraging her sisters to dream. Doubles as Rodrigo 2. Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: A3 Mezzo-Soprano; “Aunt March:” Female, 55 to 70; A rich widow and one of the March girls’ aunts. Although crotchety and difficult, Aunt March loves her nieces and wants the best for them. Will double as Mrs. Kirke. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: E3 Soprano; “Professor Bhaer:” Male, 35-45; German Professor who exemplifies proper manners. Kind, thoughtful and restrained. Vocal range top: G-flat4 Vocal range bottom: G2 Baritone; “Laurie:” Male, Ages 17 to 25 within the show. Mr. Laurence’s grandson. The bright-eyed boy-next-door with considerable charm. Becomes best friends with the sisters. Lonely. Vivacious. Desperate for friends. Doubles as Rodrigo. Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: B-flat2 Tenor; “Mr. Brooke:” Male, 20-28; Laurie’s tutor, tightly wound, strong, both outwardly and inwardly, but also a romantic. Kind and generous. Doubles as Braxton. Vocal range top: G-flat4 Vocal range bottom: D-flat3 Tenor; “Mr. Lawrence:” 40 to 65; Laurie’s grandfather and the Marches’ next-door neighbor. Mr. Laurence seems gruff, but he is loving and kind. Doubles as The Knight. Vocal range top: D4 Vocal range bottom: D3 Baritone; for THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE – “Casey:” Caucasian Male, mid-20s, southern; Charismatic and good-looking small-town high school football star turned Elvis impersonator; has the biggest of hearts and loves his wife ferociously; an artist who hasn’t yet found his voice, takes on the “role” of Georgia: A wholly original drag queen with Elvis, country and rock 'n' roll roots; gritty, edgy, sexy, a force of nature; a transcendent artist who inspires her audiences to dream of a better life; vulnerable, driven, responsible, and completely self- possessed; joyous and thrilling. Note: Role requires dancing in heels, lip syncing, singing and playing guitar; “Jo:” African American Female, mid-20s southern; Casey’s wife; a hard-headed woman married to a soft- hearted man; a realist who’s prone to being fatalistic, she grounds him, while he enables her to breathe and dream; tough without being bitchy, firm without being brittle; a steel rod for a spine; “Miss Tracy Mills:” Male, any ethnicity, mid- to late 40s, southern; Sweet-natured drag queen, and drag mother to Casey; her impeccable timing, wit, and charm can disarm anyone; deeply nurturing by nature, she thrives on being a mentor, but is ruthlessly pragmatic when she needs to be; Role requires dancing in heels and lip syncing; Rexy/Jason: Male, any ethnicity, mid-20s to early 30s; GREAT double role. Actor will play: Rexy: fabulously fierce and feisty sharp-tongued queen with a dark past; a trashy gal who fancies herself the most sophisticated in the room; loves boys and booze and thrives on conflict; an unlikely moral compass with great respect for the history and art of drag. Jason: Casey & Jo’s best friend and landlord; a sweet-natured working-class guy; became a father young, henpecked at home, can sometimes be a bit spineless-- but loves his friends dearly; capable of surprising insight and warmth. Note: Role requires dancing in heels and lip syncing; ”Eddie:” Male, any ethnicity, 50s/60s, male, southern; Easily flustered and financially-desperate owner of a struggling dive bar; rough around the edges, a bit of a walking ulcer, but a huge heart; ferociously loyal and loving to his makeshift family; a man of simple tastes and simple needs, he doesn’t take naturally to the stage as an emcee--but eventually becomes an amateur showman who loves the spotlight. Equity Principal Audition Aug 7 from 9:30am-5:30pm with accompanist (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., Manhattan NY 10036). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Preparation: Prepare your choice of either: two contrasting monologues; one monologue and 16 bars of a song; or a brief song (accompanist will be provided Aug. 7 only). Total audition time not to exceed two minutes. Bring sheet music if singing, as well as a picture and resume stapled together. If auditioning for Casey in "Georgia McBride," a self-accompanied song on guitar is encouraged. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together. Callbacks Aug. 8. For more information, visit www.savannahrep.org.

 

EQUITY, 'A CHORUS LINE' – AUG. 7-9 - New York City Center Inc. is Equity male and female actor-singer-dancers for principal roles in the upcoming City Center Encores Gala presentation of A Chorus Line, a musical. James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante, book; Marvin Hamlisch, music; Edward Kleban, lyrics; Rehearsals begin Oct. 15; full company rehearsals begin Oct. 22; runs Nov. 14-18 in NYC. Pays: $2,095/wk. Favored Nations. Equity Special Agreement Contract. Seeking—“Cassie:” Female, 31, A gifted star, stand-out dancer who had acquired a reputation in featured roles in two Broadway shows, Cassie now needs a job; she insists on putting herself on his line; despite her past relationship with Zach. Must sing extremely well; “Diana:” Female, 27, Diana is Puerto Rican; she attended the High School of Performing Arts, where she encountered a teacher who advised her that she would never make it in show business; Must sing extremely well; “Sheila:” Female, 29; Sheila's mother wanted to be a ballerina, and when she was thwarted in her ambitions by her husband, she took it upon herself to make her daughter what she had wanted to be; strong, aggressive but not mean spirited, she is nearing thirty; “Val:” Female, 25; cute, adorable, pert; she dreamed of becoming a Rockette, but when she came to New York, her looks prevented her from getting work in spite of considerable dance skills; Must sing extremely well; “Kristine:” Female, 22; she danced as a child whenever the radio was on at home; her one career obstacle is her inability to sing well, and she tends toward hysteria; “Bebe:” Female, 26; from Boston, Bebe was told by her mother that she was "different" looking, and she looked to ballet to make her beautiful. Must sing extremely well; “Judy:” Female, 28; Judy made her father laugh when she danced around the living room, and she is now ready for Broadway; tall and thin; “Maggie:” Female, 25; like Sheila, Maggie hails from a troubled home, and fantasized about a father figure, an Indian chief with whom she danced around the house. Must have an incredibly strong, high belt; “Mike:” Male, 24, Mike is Italian, and was first exposed to dance when he tagged along to his sister's dance class. Must sing extremely well; “Al:” Male, 30, Al is Kristine's husband, far more relaxed than his wife is. From a working-class background. A masculine presence and strong singing voice. Equity Principal Auditions for Equity Male and female principal dancers who sing Aug 7 at 10am, Aug 8 at 10am and Aug 9 at 10am (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm each day) at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., Sign in: Studio 16D; Audition: Studio 16FG, Manhattan NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Bring a hard copy picture and resume, stapled together. Come dressed, warm, ready to dance with character shoes (heels for women) and other shoes (jazz, tap, sneakers) in your dance bag. You may be asked to sing 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show. Bring your book should further exploration be necessary. Note: The entire company of “A Chorus Line” must be superb dancers as well as singers.

 

'LOVE FACTUALLY' – AUG. 7-9 – WASHINGTON DC - The Second City is seeking talent for Love Factually, a new work produced by Second City Theatricals in conjunction with The Kennedy Center. The piece will celebrate the holiday "classic" through The Second City lens, with improv, music, and parody. Rehearsals begin mid-November; runs Dec. 4-31 (Tues.-Sun.) in Washington DC. Pay is TBD. Equity Special Agreement Contract. Seeking—Various Roles Males & Females, 18+. Auditions by appointment Aug. 7-9 at Woolly Mammoth Theatre (641 D St. NW, Washington DC 20004). Callbacks Aug. 10. Actors must be based in Washington DC. Do not submit unless you are available for a possible callback on Aug. 10. For appointment visit backstage.com or contact the theater. For auditions, prepare for a possible cold reading, and a possible improvisation exercise. Prepare 16 bars that show your skill, to sing a cappella.

 

'FIDDLER On The ROOF,' NATIONAL TOUR – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 8 - NETworks Presentations is casting the upcoming national tour of Fiddler On The Roof in Philadelphia PA; Chicago IL, and L.A. Jerry Bock, music; Sheldon Harnick, lyrics; Joseph Stein, writer; Rehearsals begin Sep. 17; first performance Oct. 17 and opens Oct. 23 in Philadelphia PA (tentative dates). Pays: $450/week min. (ensemble); $550/week min. (principals), plus housing allowance/per diem and travel. Seeking—“Tevye” (Lead): Male, 35-55, hardworking and pious Jewish dairyman struggling with the shifting attitudes in 1900s Russia. Husband to GOLDE, father to five daughters. Robust, humorous, and charismatic performer needed, likable from the moment we meet him, even through his moments of struggle, stubbornness, and sometimes rage; “Golde” (Lead): Female, 30-50, Tevye's strong-willed wife who wishes for her daughters to have good husbands and live more easily than she and Tevye. She is the real strength of the household, the practical, no-nonsense partner of her dreamer husband; “Lazar Wolf” (Supporting): Male, 30-45, the feisty, brawny butcher and the town's wealthiest citizen who wishes to marry Tzeital. May also be a Tevye cover; “Yente” (Supporting): Female, 30-55, the meddling matchmaker. She is a widow and village busybody who knows all of the town gossip; Rabbi (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 35-55, a source of wisdom and guidance for the people of Anatevka – spiritually, religiously, and also with advice on their day-to-day lives. May also be a Tevye cover. Seeking talent from Philadelphia PA; Chicago IL; Los Angeles CA. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company. Bring a 16-bar cut of your own in the style of the show, as well as sheet music. An accompanist is provided. Bring pix & a resume, stapled together.

 

'SLEEPY HOLLOW-The EXPERIENCE' – AUG. 8 & 9 – LOS ANGELES - LuaSol Productions is casting Sleepy Hollow-The Experience, a new musical adaptation of the classic story, partially told in a traditional theatre setting and partially in an outdoor, interactive space. Director states: "Set in the days surrounding All Hallow's Eve of 1870, the musical follows the town of Sleepy Hollow, a cheerful and slow-paced town hiding a dark and terrifying mystery. When stranger Ichabod Crane arrives in town and takes on the role of school master, he quickly becomes involved in the sordid secrets hidden in the village. His courting of Katrina Van Tassel, a young, wealthy woman in the town, puts him at odds with competitor for her affections, Brom Van Brunt, the local trickster. As Ichabod traverses further into the hearts and lives of the townspeople, he soon realizes that his involvement will have greater consequences than he initially realized, and that nothing is as it seems in the innocent village of Sleepy Hollow." Rehearses from mid-August to early October; performs early October to mid-November in L.A., with possibility of a two-week tour in Northern California. Director states: "Profit-split based on ticket sales." Seeking—“Ichabod Crane” (Lead): Male, 18-35, a tall, lanky, and overly-confident young man. He is opportunistic and charismatic, and not above using whatever means necessary to reach his goals of wealth and security; “Brom Van Brunt” (Lead): Male, 18-30, the local trickster of the village, and a figure of leadership among his friends. Underneath his playful and fun-loving exterior is a sweet and compassionate young man, hopelessly in love with Katrina, his childhood sweetheart; “Alexander Jacobi” (Lead): Male, 18-30, the son of a freed slave, is a kind and thoughtful young man. Although most of the villagers treat him well, Alexander silently suffers through the emotional, and occasional physical, abuse of those who are less accepting. Alex carries a deep secret, terrified at the idea of anyone discovering his truth; “Baltus Van Tussel” (Supporting): Male, 40-65, the wealthiest man in town, and the loving father of Katrina. Baltus considers it his responsibility to take care of the people of the town, and delights in story-telling and parties; “Hugo Larson” (Supporting): Male, 18-30, the cheerful, noble, and occasionally anxious best friend of Brom and Thomas, happily joining in their pranks and merrymaking. In love with a young woman in town, Hugo is devoted to his new lady and will do anything to impress her; “Anouk Holm” (Supporting): Female, 25-40, the town's local gossip, delighting in the light-hearted teasing of her younger friends. Anouk is loud, sassy, and loves to have fun. Although she is somewhat enamored with Ichabod, the new school master, Anouk and her husband, Thomas, are truly in love, happily married and devoted to each other; “Thomas Holm” (Supporting): Male, 25-40, the sly, wise, and good-hearted third Musketeer in a rambunctious trio that includes Brom and Hugo. He constantly looks after his younger friends, alternately teasing and reassuring them to the best of his ability. Happily married to Anouk, Thomas adores her and their playful bantering. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company. Include your availability for Aug. 8-9 for auditions and callbacks in L.A. Briefly include singing, dancing, or fight choreo. experience in cover letter (optional).

 

EQUITY, 'BEAUTIFUL,' 2nd NATIONAL TOUR – AUG. 9 - Beautiful Tour Carole Company LP is Equity actor-singers for possible future replacements for principal roles in the upcoming National Tour #2. All roles have been cast with members of the previous touring company. Carole King & Gerry Goffin and Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, music-lyrics; Douglas McGrath, book; Rehearsals begin lat August in NYC; tour begins early/mid-September. Pays: $2034/week, current min. Equity Production (League) Contract. Seeking—“Carole King:” (Must believably play ages 16-29.) An aspiring singer-songwriter. A unique, appealing, funny and vulnerable girl from a Jewish family in Brooklyn. Talented, good natured, unassuming and often the peace maker in difficult situations. A reluctant star with no pretense and a passion for music. Seeking an exceptional actress with a powerful, distinctive voice; “Gerry Goffin:” (Must believably play late teens-late 20’s.) Carole’s boyfriend, songwriting partner and eventual husband. He is smoldering, dark & handsome with a rebel vibe. Although sexy, he is innately sympathetic, wounded and tortured. An ambitious artist always striving for more. Seeking a strong actor who sings well. Baritone/tenor; “Cynthia Weil:” (Must believably play late teens-late 20’s.) A songwriter who becomes romantically involved with Barry. Carole’s best friend. She is sophisticated, smart & chic with a quick wit. Although self-confident, & at times sarcastic, she is also likable. Seeking an actress with strong comic timing who sings extremely well. Belt; “Barry Mann:” (Must believably play late teens-late 20s.) A songwriter who becomes romantically involved with Cynthia. He is good natured, appealing & neurotic. Ambitious, but likable. Seeking a strong comedic actor with a great voice. Must be a strong high tenor comfortable with pop & rock style singing. Equity Principal Audition Aug 9 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., studio G, Manhattan NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief song in the style of the show (1950’s/1960’s pop/rock). Songs by Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Cynthia Weil & Barry Mann are accepted. A pianist will be provided. Musical theatre selections are extremely discouraged. Per Equity rules, you may sing anything you wish, but musical theatre selections are not useful to the casting process. No a cappella auditions. Bring a picture & resume to auditions.

 

'1776' – AUG. 9 & 11 – RED BANK - Phoenix Productions is casting all roles for an unconventional retelling of the Broadway hit 1776. The creative staff have set out to stage this important historical event through a modern/contemporary lens to show today’s audience a group of men they can connect to and to whom they can relate. Rehearsals begin after Labor Day at the Phoenix Performing Arts Center (located just feet from the NJ Transit Red Bank train station) on weekday evenings and weekends; performs Oct. 12 (10am & 8pm), Oct. 13 (8pm), and Oct. 14 (3pm) at the Count Basie Center for the Arts (formerly the Count Basie Theatre) at 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank NJ. Seeking—“John Adams” (Lead): Male, 17+, Delegate from Massachusetts. John is a dutiful husband. Opinionated, passionate, and a bit boisterous. Starving for independence from England; C3 to F-sharp4; “Benjamin Franklin” (Lead): Male, 17+, Delegate from Pennsylvania. Franklin is intelligent, well-traveled, and pleasantly cunning. A jolly and admirable fellow with whom one would desire to have a friendship or share a bawdy joke; A-flat2 to E-flat4; “Thomas Jefferson” (Lead): Male, 17+, Delegate from Virginia. Though noticeably tall, Jefferson is mild-mannered and sweet. Along with being a well-read man he is very much in love with his wife; C3-G4; “John Dickinson” (Supporting): Male, 17+, Delegate from Pennsylvania. A thin, hawkish gentleman. He is sharp-tongued and a touch detestable; A2-E4; “Edward Rutledge” (Supporting): Male, 17+, Delegate from South Carolina. Despite his good looks, Rutledge is haunting and somewhat ominous as the youngest member of the Continental Congress. There is a serpent-like quality to him; C3-A4; “Richard Henry Lee” (Supporting): Male, 17+, Delegate from Virginia. Lee is a willowy aristocrat. His flamboyancy is intoxicating and borderline infuriating; C3-F4; “Abigail Adams” (Supporting): Female, 17+, Loving wife to John Adams. Intelligent, quick-witted, and talented with a pen, Abigail is a radiant and shapely beauty. Every bit as bright and passionate as her husband; D-flat4 to F5; “Martha Jefferson” (Supporting): Female, 17+, Thomas Jefferson’s very-much-in-love wife. Her looks are striking, her dancing delightful, and her humor appealing. She doesn’t shy away from a good time. Joy radiates from her; B-flat3 to D5; Courier (Supporting): Males & Females, 16+, females and males are encouraged to audition for this role. The message runner between General Washington’s army and the Continental Congress. He/She has witnessed the hardships of war firsthand, although his/her innocent disposition and appearance may imply otherwise; C3 to D-flat4; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18+, to play other featured vocal roles including Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston, John Hancock, Charles Thomson, and an entire chorus of founding fathers. Open Casting Calls Aug 9 from 7pm-9pm and Aug 11 from 11am-1pm at Phoenix Productions (59 Chestnut St., Red Bank NJ 07701). No appointment is necessary. All Roles Open. Prepare 32 bars of a musical theater song in the style of the show (no rock or pop selections) and bring sheet music in the correct key. A reading will be provided at the audition. Actors of all ethnicities, ages 17 and up, are encouraged to audition as the production staff is seeking a diverse cast of performers to fill all roles.

 

TOURING CHILDREN's MUSICAL – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 10 - Julie Frost Kids is casting a children's production which will tour throughout the state of Texas. Rehearses the last week of September in Austin TX; tours Oct. 1-Nov. 2 in Texas. Coordinator states: "Actors are well compensated." Travel & accommodation provided for out-of-state talent. Seeking—“Special Agent Fernandez” (Lead): Female, 18-35, small, but mighty; bilingual is a must (English/Spanish); lots of room to play with this character; must be a decent singer-mover. Seeking talent from Austin TX. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company. Send headshot and resume.

 

'REVOLUTIONARY GENTLEMAN: The ROCK OPERA' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 10 - Infinity Stage is casting one nonunion male singer for immediate hire to play the romantic lead for Infinity Stage's November production of Revolutionary Gentleman: The Rock Opera. Think "Jesus Christ Superstar" meets "Little Shop of Horrors." Rehearses in Lake Ridge VA; performs at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton VA; soundtrack recording at Cue Studios in Falls Church VA. Pays 3% of gross ticket sales + singers share 30% of sales/airplay revenue of soundtrack in perpetuity. Seeking—“Major John Andre” (Supporting): Male, 20-35, head of British Intelligence during American Revolution and lover of Benedict Arnold's second wife, Peggy Shippen Arnold; “Mr. Reed” (Supporting): Male, 40-60, The antagonist, Benedict Arnold's nemesis....the sniveling, peevish president of the supreme council. Seeking talent from Lake Ridge VA; Washington DC. Send a headshot, resume, and singing clips or links. For more info, visit: www.infinitystage.com/revgent.

 

EQUITY, 'A CHORUS LINE' – AUG. 10 & 13 - New York City Center Inc. is casting Equity singers and dancers for A Chorus Line (Encores Gala). James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante, book; Marvin Hamlisch, music; Edward Kleban, lyrics; originally conceived, directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett; Rehearsals begin Oct. 15 (early days) and Oct. 22 (full company); runs Nov. 14-18 in NYC. Pays $2,095/wk. Equity Favored Nations Special Agreement. Seeking—Ensemble: Males & Females, 18+, characters and men and women early 20s to early 30s, with strong ballet & jazz training for the Ensemble. Must dance extremely well. The entire cast of A Chorus Line must be superb dancers as well as singers. Equity Chorus Calls Aug 10 at 10am for Equity male dancers who sing & 2:30pm for Equity female dancers who sing and Aug 13 at 10am for Equity male singers who dance & 2:30pm for Equity female singers who dance at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., sign-in, Studio 16D; audition, Studio 16FG , Manhattan NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Singers: Bring a hard copy picture and resume. Be prepared to sing 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show and bring your book should further exploration be necessary. Dancers: Bring a hard copy picture and resume. Come dressed, warm, ready to dance with character shoes (heels for women) and other shoes (jazz, tap, sneakers) in your dance bag. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

'WAISTWATCHERS The MUSICAL!' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 11 - Playhouse Productions, Inc. is casting WaistWatchers The Musical! Synopsis: This hilarious and inspirational musical comedy will leave you laughing so hard, you’ll burn more calories than you have all week. Come and dance in your seat or jump right in. The Musical, set in Cook’s Women’s Gym, takes a hilarious and light-hearted look at four women dishing on food, diets, exercise, friendship, love, and sex. Rehearses Aug. 14-17, and Aug. 28-September; run begins Sep. 13 in The Royal George Theatre's Cabaret stage in Chicago IL. Seeking—“Carla” (Lead): Female, 25-35, the owner and had trainer of Miss Cook’s Women’s Gym; high energy and enthusiastic personal trainer that guides the other three women through a series of workouts throughout her one-week boot camp; has three insatiable passions: working out, chocolate, and men; the role requires a trained performer that is a very strong singer and dancer that also has strong comedic timing and instincts; role requires a rock soprano belt; “Connie” (Lead): Female, 40-60, has come to the gym to feel sexy again after being married for years and raising two children; she was never skinny, but wants to feel like she’s in control of her health; this character sings the show’s 11th hour number and has to have a very strong belt; the role requires a trained performer that is a strong singer and mover that also has strong comedic timing and instincts; role requires a strong belter; “Cheryl” (Lead): Female, 35-50, a businesswoman with a husband and one child; focused on her career, sharp, funny, and practical; the role requires a trained performer that is a very strong singer and dancer that also has strong comedic timing and instincts; “Cindy” (Lead): Female, 35-50, a flighty woman who has recently discovered that her husband is leaving her for a “25-year-old bimbo;” the role requires a trained performer that is a very strong singer and dancer that also has strong comedic timing and instincts; role requires a strong soprano rock belt. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. Submit head shot/resume to PlayhouseProductionsAD@gmail.com for consideration. Local actors only. Competitive weekly compensation. Guest Artist agreements available. http://waistwatchersthemusical.com/

 

IMAGINATION ANONYMOUS – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 11 - Jock Doubleday Productions is casting Imagination Anonymous, a new musical with 22 songs in the Cole Porter era style. This is an ensemble piece for 7 actors (no chorus line.) The songs in this musical are largely a cappella. Some songs, however, are accompanied on an old piano that happens to be in the recovery group's room. Scene and song rehearsals: Sep. 1-27. In-theater rehearsals: Sep. 28-Oct. 3 (six days). Performances: Oct. 4 (preview) and Oct. 5-28 (twelve prime nights, no matinees). Nightly box office proceeds above theater rental cost will be split evenly between the seven actors in the ensemble. Seeking—“Cole” (Lead): Male, 40-50, a playwright and songwriter - and "Master of Horizons," as it says on his business card; he is a newcomer to the recovery group, a soulful fellow who is having problems manifesting both a romantic relationship and his plays. Songs: three duets, one duet reprise, one trio, and two ensemble pieces; “Sara” (Lead): Female, 40-45, the group leader; ostensibly practical and down to earth, she is a dreamer at heart. Songs: four solos, one reprise duet, three trios, and three ensemble pieces; “Stella” (Supporting): Female, 18-24, Sara's daughter - and "Person of Potential," as it says on her business card; she has always wanted to be an actress-singer-dancer, but her mother has discouraged these activities, because they are "not practical." Songs: four solos, three duets, one reprise, and two ensemble pieces; “Ginger” (Supporting): Female, 28-40, a wild natural redhead; she loves to paint unicorns and often bursts into song; she may not be the smartest person on the planet, but she is probably the most lovable. Note: There is nudity in this role. Ginger's nudity occurs in the interlude between Act I and Act II in which, without Sara's or the school's consent, Ginger enters the group's room to paint a colorful fairy tale mural on the dreary basement walls. To "keep warm," she wears a bunny hat and bunny slippers. Songs: three solos, one duet, one trio, and three ensemble pieces; “Fred” (Supporting): Male, 40-45, a crime novel writer who hasn't finished writing a single crime novel; he often narrates the events of the group using old-style detective fiction language; one of his novel's characters, Clarissa Nightingale, is secretly based on Ginger. Songs: one solo, one duet, one trio, and three ensemble pieces; “Vera-Ellen” (Supporting): Female, 40-50, a dance teacher who teaches tap, ballet, swing, and ballroom; she hasn't spoken in many years, ever since her first love left her; she teaches using only her body; physically she is rather gaunt, but her positive spirit shines through. Songs: one solo and two ensemble pieces; “Carl” (Supporting): Male, 45-50, a theoretical physicist and group curmudgeon; his irascible nature could make him unlikeable but, in the group, he reserves the majority of his irritability for Fred; Songs: one solo and three ensemble pieces. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company. “Please Include: 1) Acting reel/clip 2) Singing reel/clip. No headshots are necessary. Please Note: I respect actors, and I respect actors' time. Please don't waste your time by sending only a headshot or only an acting clip. I need the following: 1) an acting clip/reel and 2) a singing clip/reel. If your acting reel contains singing, then that's great - that's all I need. I hope you have a theatrical day. Sincerely, Jock Doubleday Author and Director, Imagination Anonymous.”

'LITTLE WOMEN' – AUG. 11 & 12 – LONG BEACH - Long Beach Landmark Theatre Company is casting their production of Little Women, the Musical, based on the Louisa May Alcott novel. Jason Howlan, music; Mindi Dickstein, lyrics; Allan Knee, book; This is a fully staged production, with professional live orchestra. There is no pay. Go to http://LBlandmark.org for more information. Rehearsals begin Sep. 4 (Tues. & Weds. evenings; Saturdays); performs Nov. 9-11 and 17-18 (Fri. & Sat., 8pm; Sun., 7pm) at First Congregational Church of Long Beach (241 Cedar Ave.) in Long Beach CA. Seeking—“Jo March” (Lead): Female, 18-30, soprano, with strong middle range. Vocal range top: A5, Vocal range bottom: E3. Second oldest of the March sisters. The story’s protagonist. She’s passionate, adventurous and brave. She’s a writer and a trailblazer; “Amy March” (Lead): Female, 17-30, soprano. Vocal range top: F-sharp5; vocal range bottom: C4. Youngest of the March sisters. Energetic, playful with a pompous air. Marries Laurie; “Beth March” (Lead): Female, 17-30, soprano. Vocal range top: G5; vocal range bottom: A3. Second youngest of the March sisters. Tragically dies of Scarlet Fever. An optimist who always encourages her sisters to dream; “Meg March” (Lead): Female, 21-35, soprano. Vocal range top: G5; vocal range bottom: A3. Oldest of the March sisters. A romantic, she yearns for a great life, gets married and has twins; “Marmee March” (Lead): Female, 40-60, Mezzo Soprano. Vocal range top: E-flat5, vocal range bottom: E-flat3. Mother of the March sisters, and the strong backbone of the family. Courageous in face of adversity; “Theodore ‘Laurie’ Laurence” (Supporting): Male, 18-30, tenor. Vocal range top: B-flat4; vocal range bottom: B-flat2. Charming boy next door in love with Jo, who gets his heart broken and later marries Amy; “Professor Bhaer” (Supporting): Male, 30-50, baritone. Vocal range top: F-sharp4; vocal range bottom: G2. German university professor, elegant and proper. Falls in love with Jo; “Aunt March” (Supporting): Female, 40-65, soprano. Vocal range top: F5; vocal range bottom: E3. Formidable, overbearing matron. Wealthy socialite; “Mr. John Brook” (Supporting): Male, 25-45, tenor. Vocal range top: F-sharp4; vocal range bottom: C-sharp3. Laurie’s tutor, regimented and stoic. Falls in love with and marries Meg; “Rodrigo” (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18-40, tenor. Vocal range top: B4; vocal range bottom: A-sharp2. The hero of the March sisters’ romantic tales; “Clarissa” (Supporting): Female, 18-40, soprano. Vocal range top: A5; vocal range bottom: E3. The heroine of the March sisters’ romantic tales; “Braxton” (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 30-50, tenor. Vocal range top: F-sharp4; vocal range low: C-sharp3. The villain of the March sisters’ romantic tales; “Rodrigo 2” (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18-40, Tenor, Vocal range top: G5; vocal range bottom: A3. A hero and savior in the March sisters’ romantic tales; Hag (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 40-80, mezzo-soprano. Vocal range top: D-sharp5; vocal range bottom: D-sharp3. Character voice. A Hag in the magical forest in the March sisters’ romantic tales; Knight (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 40-70, baritone. Vocal range top: D4; vocal range bottom: D3. A helpless aging knight in the March sisters’ romantic tales; Troll (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18-40, soprano. Vocal range top: F-sharp5; vocal range bottom: C4. A troll in the March sisters’ romantic tales. Open Casting Calls Aug 11 from 10am-3pm and Aug 12 from 12noon-3pm at First Congregational Church of Long Beach (241 Cedar Ave., Long Beach CA 90802). Seeking talent from Los Angeles, Orange County CA. No audition appointments necessary. Be prepared to sing 32 bars of music in the style of the show, and/or that demonstrates your vocal range and power. An accompanist will be provided. Bring sheet music, resume and headshot. Callbacks will be scheduled.

'SNOWGIRLS' – AUG. 12 – CHICAGO - Hell In a Handbag Productions is casting SnowGirls, a musical. Project description: "The tale of Snowmi Malone, and her quest to become a dancer in the cold cruel world of the North Pole." Rehearsals begin Oct. 8. Runs Nov. 24-Dec. 30, in Chicago IL. Stipend. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): 18+, should have strong comic skills and move well, appreciation of the camp style is a plus. Auditions by appointment Aug 12 from 2pm-5pm in Chicago IL. Callbacks Aug 19. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company. Prepare eight bars of upbeat song. Sides provided.

'NEWSIES' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 13 - Brookhaven Little Theatre is casting a production of Newsies. Synopsis: New York City, 1899. Jack Kelly and his ragtag team of newsboys make a meager living selling newspapers on the city streets. But when the prices of “papes” are hiked and the newsies are hung out to dry, there is nothing left to do but “open the gates and seize the day!” Led by charismatic Jack and independent, young newspaper reporter Katherine Plummer, the Newsies form a union and organize a strike against the greedy publisher of the New York World. Can a group of idealistic newsboys win against a foe as powerful as acclaimed publisher Joseph Pulitzer? Inspired by the true story of the 1899 Newsboys Strike, Newsies is an ebullient, joyful, and entertaining musical capturing the strength that young people have when they join together and stand up against injustice. With a funny, poignant book by Harvey Feirstein and stunning music by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman -- including the show-stopping Seize the Day, power ballad “Santa Fe” and lovely new songs like Katherine’s “Watch What Happens -- Newsies is a classic with the power to inspire. Rehearses Aug.-Oct. (weekdays and weekends); performs Oct. 5-14 at the historic Haven Theatre in Brookhaven MS. Seeking—“Jack” (Lead): Male, 17-22. Jack Kelly is one of the newsies, and their de facto leader. However, Jack is a bit of a reluctant rebel. By nature, Jack is independent, cerebral, and romantic. Must be a skilled dancer with an exceptional pop tenor voice. Speaks with a New York accent; “Katherine Plummer” (Lead): Female, 17-22. Katherine is an ambitious young journalist at the New York World. She works the “women’s” columns, but desperately wants to be tackle serious political issues and make her mark as a respected, impactful reporter. Must have excellent contemporary pop sound with a high belt. Katherine participates in “King of New York,” which is a tap number, so the actor should have some tap dance skills; “Davey Jacobs” (Supporting): Male, 16-21. Davey Jacobs is the older brother of Les. The two Jewish boys have just joined the newsies, hoping to earn some extra money to help support their family. Davey is intellectual, frequently anxious, shy, and reserved, in a way that closes him off from the other newsies. Must have strong dance skills and an exceptional contemporary tenor voice; “Les Jacobs” (Supporting): Male, 10-12. Les Jacobs is Davey’s younger brother. He is an enthusiastic, bright, and bold young boy, and is immediately inspired by the newsies’ gumption and independence. Must have strong movement, skills and a strong, youthful voice; “Joseph Pulitzer:” 40s. A politician and the greedy publisher of the New York World newspaper, Pulitzer’s only concern is the bottom line. The forefather of current news titans Rupert Murdoch and Glenn Beck, Pulitzer is a know-it-all, a braggart, and a greedy aristocrat. Must be a strong singer; “Crutchie” (Supporting): Male, 17-22. One of the Newsies; Crutchie is slight in build and in poor health-- he uses a crutch to walk (hence the nickname) and suffers a great deal of pain. Although Crutchie does not dance, there is some limited choreography that is done with his crutch. The actor playing Crutchie should also have an easy physicality with the crutch, so movement skills are helpful. Speaks with a New York accent; “Medda Larkin’ (Supporting): Female, 35-60, Medda Larkin is one of the most beloved performers on the Bowery in downtown New York City. Medda is a powerful woman, both in personality and with her pocketbook; Featured Newsies (Supporting): Male, 15-24, several named supporting roles available; Ensemble Newsies (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 10-20, poor newsboys who make their living selling “papes” in New York City. May include Tommy Boy, Ike, Mike, Jojo, Must be an exceptional dancers with strong tapping skills, great turns, and flexibility. A bonus if the actors have acrobatic experience or gymnastic skills. Members of the newsies ensemble also play Darcy and Bill, two young men who work at Pulitzer’s printing press and agree to help Jack, Katherine, and Davey surreptitiously print flyers; Adult Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-80, the adult male ensemble plays various characters on the street-- such as store owners, newspaper buyers, and others-- and in the publishing world-- such as Pulitzer’s lackeys and assistants. Members of the male ensemble also play Don Seitz (the chief correspondent of the New York World), Nunzio (Pulitzer’s barber), Bunsen (an employee at the World). May double as featured adult male characters as well. The adult female ensemble members play the Bowery Beauties, fellow vaudeville performers at Medda Larkin’s theatre. The also play women on the street in New York, a group of nuns, and one ensemble member plays Hannah, Pulitzer’s assistant, who is the only member of the publishing house who is sympathetic towards the newsies. Seeking talent from Brookhaven MS. Register at both of the following links: http://bit.ly/NEWSIESdance (dance audition) and http://bit.ly/NEWSIESAudition (vocal audition).

'JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR' – AUG. 13 & 15 – CHICAGO - Munroe Park Theater Guild is casting Jesus Christ Superstar, a musical. Runs Nov. 15-17, in Chicago IL. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): 18+. Auditions by appointment Aug 13 from 7pm-9pm and Aug 15 from 7pm-9pm at Ridge Park Cultural Center (9625 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago IL 60643). Auditioners should be prepare 16 bars in the style of the show, to be sung a cappella. Wear athletic clothes and shoes you can easily dance in. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

 

PIPER's PITCH – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 14 - Reading Theater Project is based on the tale of the Pied Piper of Hamlin this production will explore local and national political themes. Piper’s Pitch - A Fairytale for Adults will be performed Sep. 28-30 and Oct. 5–7. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8pm. Sunday performances will be matinees. Estimated time for production is two hours. Rehearsals begin Aug. 14 and will follow the listed general outline with some variations. Tuesday through Thursday evenings (6:30pm-10pm) and Saturday afternoons/early evenings (time TBD). All rehearsals and performances take place in Reading PA. Pays Actor stipend. Seeking—The Piper (Lead): Male, 34-55, Casting a male actor for the role of the Piper. Age range is 35 to 55. Tenor or Baritone; The Piper is charismatic, at times sincerely evangelical-like, a politician, shrewd and sinister. Seeking talent from Reading PA. To apply, please send your headshot, resume, and reel/video of you singing to info@readingtheaterproject.com. Broadway sound and dramatic story telling is preferred. Please make the subject of your email as follows [Full Name] Piper Submission. In your submission please label all documents (pdf format) in the following format. [Full Name] [Headhost/Resume/Reel]. Videos may be sent as links or direct. If interested, Reading Theater Project will reach out to schedule a private audition with the composer and director.

 

'PLAYGROUND' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 15 - Jessica Ann Carp, book-music is seeking submissions from Equity and nonunion actor-singers for one role in Playground, a musical being produced for NY Summerfest. Rehearsals run Aug. 28-end of Sep. (within a Mon.-Fri., 10am-3pm period; no rehearsals held the first week of Sep.). Tech rehearsal runs Oct. 2 (1:15pm-6:15pm). Performs Oct. 2 (at 6:15pm), Oct. 6 (at 8:30pm), and Oct. 7 (at 1pm). Show rehearses and runs at the Hudson Guild Theatre in NYC. Equity Basic Showcase Code-NY; a small travel stipend will be offered. Seeking—“Michael” (Mike): Male, 18+, late 20s (character ages from 11-28 in the play). Popular, handsome, smart, good at sports, and has a winning smile. Suffering inside and wishing he could be someone else. Tenor. Strong singer and actor. Seeking talent from New York NY. For consideration, email picture and resume ASAP to CarpAssistant@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.playgroundthemusical.com.

 

EQUITY, 'SMOKEY JOE's CAFÉ' – AUG. 15 DEADLINE f/AUG.22 & 23 - Riverside Theatre Inc. is casting Equity actor-singers for Smokey Joe's Café. Rehearsals begin Oct. 4; runs Oct. 23-Nov. 11 in Vero Beach, FL. Equity LORT Non-Rep Agreement. Seeking—“Brenda:” Female, 25-35, savvy, sexy, and smart; strong dance ability, ballet technique a huge plus and all around great dancer; sultry/jazzy belt and mix; sings "Don Juan," "Some Cats Know," "I'm a Woman;" “Delee:” Female, 20-33, “The Shimmy Girl”; very sexy, but with a sweet innocence at her core; very strong dance ability; high belt and mix; sings "Falling," "Trouble," "I'm a Woman;" “Pattie:” Female, 30-45, attractive, real rock chops; the voice of experience; big belt and mix; moves well, sings "Pearl's a Singer," "I Keep Forgetting," "Don't;" “B.J.:” Female, 18+, sexy, funny, and yet breaks hearts with her torch song; huge gospel voice, belts and mixes; vocal styling like Big Mama Thornton or Aretha Franklin; moves well; sings "Fools Fall in Love," "Hound Dog," "Saved;" “Fred:” Male, 30-50, father-like figure type, sultry low voice, solid; part of The Quartet, must be good with harmonies, e.g. "The Drifters," "The Coasters," etc.; attractive, moves very well, ; sings "You're the Boss," "Little Egypt;" bass; “Ken:” Male, 25-40, a smooth crooner; part of The Quartet, must be good with harmonies, e.g. "The Drifters," "The Coasters," etc.; attractive and very fit, strong jazz/ballet technique and partnering a plus; sings "Spanish Harlem," "Loving You," "Poison Ivy;" baritone; “Adrian:” Male, 25-40, energetic, leader of the group; part of The Quartet, must be good with harmonies, e.g. "The Drifters," "The Coasters," etc.; attractive and fit; moves very well: sings "Stand by Me," "Youngblood," "Love Potion #9;" second tenor; ‘Victor:” Male, 25-40, bright comic energy; part of The Quartet, must be good with harmonies, e.g. "The Drifters," "The Coasters," etc.; attractive and fit; moves very well; carries most of the comedy in the show, but also has dramatic turn with a killer falsetto for “I Who Have Nothing”, also sings “D.W Washburn,” “Searchin’;” tenor; “Michael:” Male, 25-40, genuinely suave, no small bit of Elvis in his swagger; true rock 'n roll voice and very strong mover; must be very good with harmonies because he joins the quartet for some numbers, attractive and in great shape; sings "Jailhouse Rock," "Kansas City," "Ruby;" second tenor. Equity Principal Auditions Aug 22 & 23 in New York NY. Callbacks Aug. 24. Send hardcopy photos and resumes with a cover letter stating which role you are interested in by Aug. 15 to Wojcik/Seay Casting, 247 West 38th St. 10th Fl.; Attn: Smokey Joes Café, AEA Lort, New York NY 10018. Everyone must be available in person for callbacks.

'SWEENEY TODD' – AUG. 15 - Pioneer Theatre Company is seeking very strong male and female Equity singers for the ensemble in a production of Sweeney Todd. The principle roles are cast, but possibilities of understudy positions are still available. Christopher Bond, book; Stephen Sondheim, music-lyrics; Rehearsals begin Oct. 1; runs Oct. 26-Nov. 10 in Salt Lake City UT. Pays: $914/week; Equity LORT Non-Rep Contract. Seeking Equity Male & Female Singer-Actors (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, possible understudy positions available. Equity Chorus Calls Aug 15 at 11am & 2pm at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., studio 412/414, Manhattan NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Bring picture and resume, and a song selection in the style of the show. Performers are welcome to sing from the show. Seeking strong singer actors for ensemble roles. Possible understudy positions available.

 

'THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 18 - Studio C Performing Arts is casting two remaining roles for Thoroughly Modern Millie, directed by veteran theater personnel. All roles not listed have been cast. Synopsis: The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie was the 2002 season's most awarded new show on Broadway. Based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film, Thoroughly Modern Millie takes you back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, when "moderns," including a flapper named Millie Dillmount, were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce and rewriting the rules of love. This high-spirited musical romp is a delightful valentine to the long-standing spirit of New York City and the people who seek to discover themselves there. Set in New York City in 1922, "Thoroughly Modern Millie" tells the story of young Millie Dillmount from Kansas, who comes to New York in search of a new life for herself. Her grand plan is to find a job as a secretary for a wealthy man and then marry him. However, her plan goes completely awry. The owner of her dingy hotel kidnaps young girls to sell to the Far East, her wealthy boss is slow in proposing marriage, and the man she actually falls in love with doesn't have a dime to his name...or so he tells her. Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon lady of a villainess that audiences will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment. Director states: "Studio C Performing Arts is located in Westlake Village, California. In addition to producing musical theater, Studio C is dedicated to teens and adults seeking professional training in all areas of the musical theatre experience. Classes and workshops are taught by industry pros in very small groups and private settings to accelerate triple threat skills." Rehearsals begin Aug. 22 at Studio C Performing Arts, in Westlake Village CA (schedule: Mon.-Thurs., 6:30pm-10:30pm; Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 12noon-6pm); performances run Sep. 21-Oct. 21 (Fri., Sat., and Sun.) at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, Simi Valley CA. This is a showcase opportunity for nonunion actors (no pay and no participation fee). Seeking—“Bun Foo” (Lead): Male, 18-35, a Chinese immigrant working to bring his mother to the United States. Older brother of Ching Ho and henchman to Mrs. Meers. Sings and speaks in Chinese. He is more hardened by the world than his younger, more idealistic brother. Male, 18-35, strong singer (Bass/Baritone, E3-E4); Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males, 16+, the ensemble members within Millie are the backbone of this show and are asked to play a number of roles including Speakeasy Dancers, Muzzy’s Boys, Muzzy’s Party Guests. All ensemble roles require heavy singing and dancing, with some featured speaking roles. Seeking talent from Westlake Village CA. For more information, visit www.studiocperformingarts.com, https://www.facebook.com/SCperformingarts/, or @scperformingarts.

 

'13 GOING ON 30: The 80's MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 18 - Smallest One Productions; Forslund Theatricals is casting 13 Going On 30: The 80’s Musical, a Campy Cabaret musical show. Synopsis: 13 Going on 30: The 80’s Musical is based on the popular rom-com starring America’s sweetheart Jennifer Garner. Featuring music of the Badass Bitches of the Eighties, this staged reading brings the story from screen to stage with a celebratory sing-along. Highlighting artists such as Pat Benatar, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, and more. Seeking pop rock belters who love scrunchies, leg warmers, and power ballads. Producer states: "The West End Lounge, and a team of goofy actors brings you an interactive cabaret series. The Campy Cabaret takes TV musicals and cheesy movies, mixes original dialogue and well-known songs, and turns them into a campy experience. The West End Lounge premiered "13 Going on 30" last year after adding it to the ever-expanding lineup that includes hit shows "Buffy: Once More With Feeling," "Dr Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog," "Can't Hardly Wait," "10 Things I Hate About You," and "The Nightman Cometh," all to be performed in upcoming months.” Daytime rehearsals Aug. 10-12, location TBD; performs Aug. 13 (7pm) at The West End Lounge in NYC. Pays a percentage of ticket sales reimbursement. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 21-40, Young Jenna, Young Matt, Jenna, Matt, Lucy, Alex, Richard, Female Ensemble, Male Ensemble. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company. Submit headshot/resume and a link to a performance clip/reel.

ARIZONA BROADWAY THEATRE – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 18 - Arizona Broadway Theatre is casting male roles for the 14th season. Rehearses and runs in and around the Peoria/Phoenix AZ area. All actors receive a weekly salary. Housing and transportation is provided for out of town artists. “Judge Turpin” (Sweeney Todd) (Lead): Male, 50-65, 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. Vocal range: E2 to G-flat4; “Captain Smith” (Titanic) (Lead): Male, 45-60, captain of the Titanic, a white-haired man with strong morals, near to retirement; has a wealth of experience; character baritone, commanding voice, English RP accent. Vocal Range: B-flat2 to F4; “Isidor Strauss” (Titanic) (Supporting): Male, 50-70, first class passenger, the highest of social elite, warm legit character baritone; general American (New York, Jewish Origin) accent; devoted to his wife. Vocal Range: F2-F4; “Kris Kringle” (Miracle on 34th Street) (Lead): Male, 50-65, kind old man who may or may not actually be Santa Claus; he embodies all of the classic characteristics of the jolly, friendly, warm-hearted icon. Vocal Range: B2–E4. Seeking talent Nationwide. To submit, follow the link to www.azbroadway.org/actor-sides and click the appropriate role to access the callback materials to record. Send your headshot and résumé along with a video or link to the requested materials to kurtis@azbroadway.org. In the subject line of the email, include your name and the name of the role(s) in which you are interested. All are non-Equity offers unless specifically indicated).

'The MARVELOUS WONDERETTES' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 19 - Western Star Productions, LLC s casting The Marvelous Wonderettes, a musical comedy. Synopsis: This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic ‘50s hits including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.” In act two, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion. We learn about the highs and lows the girls have experienced in the past decade and are charmed to find that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together. Rehearses Aug. 23-Sep. 7; performs five times a week (Wed.-Sun.) from Sep. 7-Oct. 21 in Mohrsville PA. This is a pay-per-show performed contract with a rehearsal stipend. Housing is available as well. Seeking—“Betty Jean” (Lead): Female, 24-40, the class clown; a tomboy; always vying for attention with Cindy Lou, her best friend; Cindy Lou steals Betty Jean’s boyfriend away, which causes a lot of the friction at the prom; she holds this grudge against Cindy Lou until they make up at the 10-year reunion. Vocal Range: Alto with strong low range: D3–E5. Among the songs she sings lead are: "Lipstick on Your Collar," "I Only Want To Be With You," and "That’s When The Tears Start.” Seeking talent Nationwide. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company. Only apply if you have full availability for listed dates. Submit with performance footage relevant to the show.

 

EQUITY, NEW JERSEY THEATRE ALLIANCE GROUP AUDITIONS – AUG. 20 – SOUTH ORANGE - Various Producers are casting Equity actor-singers for various roles within various New Jersey-area theaters' seasons. Productions rehearse and run in the New Jersey area. Various Equity contracts apply. Seeking—Actor-Singers: 18+. For ELLIS ISLAND: GATEWAY to AMERICA - Seeking: WOMAN 2 – various roles, alto/mezzo-soprano, non-Caucasian, late 20s–early 50s; MAN 2 – various roles, baritone, non-Caucasian, late 20s–early 50s; for THE VELVETEEN RABBITWOMAN 1 – (various roles Boy, Diesel the Engine, Gwen - a Rabbit),  alto/mezzo-soprano, any ethnicity, youthful 20s–early 30s; WOMAN 2 - (various roles: Nana, Amelia the Airplane, ensemble) alto/mezzo-soprano with belt, non-Caucasian, 20s-early 50s; MAN 1 – (Velveteen Rabbit) lyric baritone/tenor, non-Caucasian early 20s-to-late 30s; MAN 2 (Riding Horse, Doctor, ensemble) baritone, any ethnicity, late 20s-early 50s; MAN 3 (Motel the Boat, Bob - a Rabbit, ensemble) tenor, any ethnicity, late 20s-early 50s; for A SEASON of MIRACLES - WOMAN 1 – various roles, soprano, any ethnicity, late 20s–early 50s; WOMAN 2 – various roles, alto/mezzo-soprano, non-Caucasian, late 20s–early 50s; MAN 1 – various roles, tenor/lyric-baritone, non-Caucasian, late 20s–early 50s; MAN 2 – various roles, baritone, any ethnicity late 20s–early 50s; for PETER and the WOLF - MAN 2 – various roles, baritone, any ethnicity, late 20s–early 50s; for A CINDERELLA TALE…HAPPILY EVER AFTER - WOMAN 1 – Cinderella, soprano, any ethnicity, late 20s–30s; WOMAN 2 – (various roles including Stepmother, Fairy Godmother), alto / mezzo-soprano, non-Caucasian, late 20s–early 50s; WOMAN 3 - (various roles, Stepsister) alto/mezzo-soprano, any ethnicity late 20s-early 50s, MAN 1 – various roles, tenor/lyric-baritone, any ethnicity, late 20s–30s; for LIFT EVERY VOICE - The Hope and Promise of America's Civil Rights Movement - MAN 1 - various roles, tenor/lyric baritone, Asian, late 20s-30s; MAN 2 - various roles, baritone, African American, 20s-30s; WOMAN 1 - various roles, mezzo-soprano, Caucasian, late 20s-30s; WOMAN 2 - various roles, mezzo, African American, late 20s-30s.  Equity Principal Audition Aug 20 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at South Orange Performing Arts Center (1 SOPAC Way, South Orange NJ 07079). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare either a) a brief monologue (not to exceed two minutes), b) a brief song (not to exceed two minutes), or c) 16 bars of a song and a one-minute monologue. If singing, bring sheet music; an accompanist is provided all day. For updates to this notice, including added theaters' breakdowns, continue to check back on Casting Call until closer to the audition date. Check back on the NJTA website for continued and full updates concerning attending theaters. Various New Jersey-area theaters will be participating in these auditions. For any theater wishing to have their participation in these auditions count toward a portion of the required Equity auditions, a breakdown for that theater will be added to this notice. For registration info, all other participating theaters' info, or general info on these auditions, visit: https://njtheatrealliance.org/annual-combinedauditions.

The ROCKY HORROR SHOW – AUG. 21 & 22 – IRVINE - Irvine Valley College is casting this humorous, no-holds-barred, ultimate theatrical musical tribute to science fiction and horror B-movies. This is the original creative stage show that became the ‘cult midnight movie theatre classic’ by bringing audiences together as an interactive community that parodies societal conventions. Fantastic iconic rock music! All roles listed as gender originally cast. We are open and looking for ethnic and gender diversity. Rehearsals start Aug. 27 & continue Monday-Friday from 7pm-10pm in Irvine CA. Show Dates: Oct. 25, 26, 27, 28 and Nov. 1, 2, 3, 4 at 8pm, Sunday matinees at 2pm. Seeking—“Dr. Frank N. Furter” (Lead): 18+, Male, Baritone, the high-heel, strutting Sweet Transvestite and mad scientist; “Brad” (Lead): male, 20-25; Bari-Tenor; quirky, but very much in love with his fiancé, Janet; overly optimistic; has his own sexual revolution; “Janet” (Lead): female, 20-25; Mezzo; innocent girl who is engaged with Brad; screams at every bump and has a bit of a sexual revolution; “Riff Raff” (Lead): 18+, male; High Rock Tenor; creepy man resembling more of a zombie; Frank’s Live-in-Butler; “Magenta” (Lead): 18+, female; Mezzo Soprano Belt; The Maid of Frank’s; “Columbia” (Lead): 18+, female; Mezzo Soprano; tap dancer; one of Frank’s groupies; “Rocky” (Lead): 18+, male; Tenor; Frank’s magnificent creation; sexually appealing, Franks perfect specimen; “Eddie” (Lead): 18+, male; Rock Baritone; a biker covered in surgical scars, who has been rendered a (slightly more) brain-damaged zombie; in love with Columbia; “Dr. Scott” (Lead): 18+, male; Baritone; Scott is Eddie’s Uncle, a scientist and confined to a wheel chair; Usherette (Supporting): 18+, female, Mezzo; opens the show with Science Fiction Double Feature; may also double as a Phantom; Phantoms (Chorus/Ensemble): males and females; 10+ dancers and singers; the ensemble and servants of Frank. Open Casting Calls Aug 21 from 7pm-10pm and Aug 22 from 7pm-10pm at Irvine Valley College Performing Arts Center (PAC) Main Stage (5500 Irvine Center Drive, Parking Lot: #5, off Jeffrey & Irvine Valley; Parking Fee: $5, Irvine CA 92618; Enter building through “Artist’s Entrance” on side of building facing the parking lot. Right side of Lobby entrance). If planning to arrive after 9:30 pm or require a later time, please give a heads up and send an email to director: lmoran@ivc.edu Call Backs Aug 23 by invitation only. Be prepared and wear appropriate clothing/shoes to dance. Sides/Music will be provided. What to Bring & Prepare: Your headshot and resume if available, sheet music in key, and prepare 16 to 32 bars of the song that best shows your voice, movement, and emotional range. Accompanist provided. Also - know your calendar to list any prospective conflict dates.

EQUITY, 'The ANDREWS SISTERS' CHRISTMAS Of SWING' – AUG. 27 – SOUDERTON - Montgomery Theater is casting Equity actor-sings for The Andrews Sisters' Christmas Of Swing; Bob Beverage & Ron Peluso, book; musical arrangements by David Lohman & Jan Puffer, in collaboration with David Lohman. Note: There are three AEA contracts to be cast among the five available roles. Rehearses Oct. 23-Nov. 14; runs Nov. 15-Dec. 9 in Souderton PA. Pays $381/wk. Equity SPT Tier 4 Agreement. Seeking—“Patty:” Female, 18+, lead singer, youngest sister; clown of the group, adores the spotlight; these actresses will portray the Andrews sisters from childhood to maturity; all must be exceptional singer-actors, and move very well; “Maxene:” Female, 18+, soprano, middle sister; outspoken sister, always testing boundaries; these actresses will portray the Andrews sisters from childhood to maturity; all must be exceptional singer-actors, and move very well; “LaVerne:” Female, 18+, alto, oldest sister; closest to parents, tends to be a little mother; plays the piano; these actresses will portray the Andrews sisters from childhood to maturity; all must be exceptional singer-actors, and move very well; Man #1/Soldier #1: 18+, strong actor-singer; various soldiers, as well as The Delivery Man, Bing Crosby, Mrs. Roosevelt and others; Man #2/Soldier #2: 18+, strong actor-singer; various soldiers, as well as Lou Levy, Lou Costello, Danny Kaye, and others. Equity Principal Audition Aug 27 from 11am-3pm at Montgomery Theater (124 N Main St., PO Box 64033, Souderton PA 18964). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. The auditions will be monitored by the Director/Choreographer Stephen Casey, Musical Director John Lehr Opfar and Artistic Director Tom Quinn. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together, even if you have sent one. Prepare a song that shows your range (bring sheet music) and a brief comic monologue. Email Artistic Director Tom Quinn at tq@montgomerytheater.org or call at 215/206-8452. Rehearses Tuesdays thru Fridays, 10am-4pm, Sundays 4pm-10pm. if you expect to attend. No appointments. This is a first come, first serve basis. Note: Rehearses Tues-Fri., 10am-4pm, Sun., 4pm-10pm. Performs: Thurs., 7:30pm, Fri.-Sat., 8pm, and Sun., 3pm. There is one Saturday matinee on July 17 at 3pm and one Thursday Matinee on Nov. 29 at 3pm. There is one Wednesday performance on Dec. 5 at 7:30pm. No performance on Thanksgiving in Souderton PA.

 

EQUITY, 'ELF' – AUG. 27 & 28 - Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities is seeking male and female singers & dancers who sing to portray various ensemble roles in Elf. Rehearsals begin Oct. 30; runs Nov. 20-Dec. 23 in Arvada CO. Pays: $914/wk. min. Equity LORT B Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—Male & Female Singers Who Dance (Chorus/Ensemble): 20-69, seeking male & female singers who dance to portray various ensemble roles. Some featured roles as well as understudies will be cast from the ensemble. The ensemble characters are 20s-60s, of all ethnic backgrounds; Male & Female Dancers Who Sing (Chorus/Ensemble): 20-69, seeking male and female dancers who tap and sing to portray various ensemble roles. Some featured roles as well as understudies will be cast from the ensemble. The ensemble characters are 20s-60s, of all ethnic backgrounds. Equity Chorus Calls Aug 27 at 10am for Equity female dancers who sing & 2:30pm for Equity male dancers who sing at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 3rd fl., 301/304 holding, Manhattan NY 10018) and Aug 28 at 9:30am for Equity female singers & 2pm for Equity male singers at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W 46th St., 16th fl., Manhattan NY 10018). ECC Singers: ECC procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare 16 bars of a song in the style of or from the show. No legit musical theater. Bring book of music in case you are asked for an additional selection and a current photo and resume. Note: Callbacks in mid-September. ECC Dancers Who Sing: ECC procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Be warmed up and prepared to dance at the beginning of the call. Bring tap shoes and character shoes. Bring book of music in case you are asked to stay and sing and a current photo and resume. Note: Callbacks in mid-September.

'WHITE CHRISTMAS' – AUG. 28 - La Comedia Dinner Theatre is casting a production of White Christmas. Rehearsals begin Oct. 15; performances run Nov. 1-Dec. 31 in Springboro OH. 4 days off for Thanksgiving and 4 days off for Christmas. Pays: $325/wk. average. Total compensation including rehearsal is $3250. Housing, transportation, meal each performance, health club membership, and workman’s comp. provided. Seeking—“Bob Wallace:” Male, 28-35, good actor, gruff & deeply kind; good dancer, jazz, some tap; singer, baritone, crooner; “Phil Davis:” Male, 28-35, excellent dancer, ballroom, jazz, tap; good actor-singer, bari-tenor; charming, fun-loving; “Betty Haynes:” Female, 25-29, good actor-singer; rich chest voice with soprano extension; “Judy Haynes:” Female, 20-26, excellent dancer, ballroom, jazz, tap; good singer, chest mix, flirty; “Martha:” Female, 40-60, excellent actor/singer, mid-range belt/chest mix. Open Casting Call Aug 28 from 9am-2:30pm for singers/principals & 3pm-6pm for dancers/ensemble at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., Manhattan NY 10018). Be prepared to sing 16 bars of a traditional musical theatre song. Dancers: Bring jazz & tap shoes. With questions, call Kris Byerly at 937/746-4554 ext. 241.

ANNAPOLIS SHAKESPEARE COMPANY – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 31 - Annapolis Shakespeare Company is "seeking professional, classically trained actors and experienced musical theatre professionals (Actor-Singers and Actor-Singer-Dancers) for our 2018-2019 season including our Concert and Cabaret Series." ***New York Actors, please read this entire post. This is a submission for IN PERSON auditions in ANNAPOLIS MD. If you are not able to audition in person, please indicate this in your submission. Do not send videos or links unless requested. Thank you.*** 2018-2019 Season Main Stage productions include: "The Comedy of Errors" (by William Shakespeare. Rehearses Aug. 27; tech Sep. 20-29; performs Sep. 29-Oct. 28); Cabaret, The Musical (rehearses Oct. 1; tech Oct. 28-Nov. 2; performs Nov. 2-11); A Christmas Carol (original adaptation. Rehearses Oct. 22; tech Nov. 15-24; performs Nov. 24 - Dec. 30); A Broadway Holiday (original musical review). Rehearses Nov. 26; tech Dec. 10-13; performs Dec. 13, 15, 20, 23; Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (by Tom Stoppard. Rehearses Jan. 2, 2019; tech Jan. 24 - Feb. 2; performs Feb. 2-24); Pride and Prejudice (original adaptation). Rehearses Feb. 11; tech Mar. 7-16; performs Mar. 16-Apr. 21; Oliver! The Musical (first read Apr. 9; Tech May 2-11; performs May 11- June 9); Tartuffe (first read Apr. 15; tech May 26-28; performs May 21-Sep. 31, on Tues.); The Winter's Tale (first read June 3; tech July 5-12; performs July 12-28). Equity members will be hired under the Special Appearance Agreement, pending Equity approval. Non-Equity contract for non-Equity members. Seeking—Actor-Singers and Actor-Singer-Dancers (Lead): Males & Females, 18+, professional, classically trained actors and experienced musical theatre professionals. Seeking talent from New York NY; Washington DC., Baltimore MD; Annapolis MD. AUDITIONS are in Annapolis MD. Submit a headshot and resume to casting@annapolisshakespeare.org. No phone calls. Those invited to audition will be assigned an audition slot and be asked to present the following: Actors: two contrasting classical monologues (at least one should be in verse). Singers: prepare three varied-style selections of musical theatre repertoire. Bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Cabaret Singers: prepare three selections of varied styles from theatre, popular and classical music and should be skilled at part singing. Bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Cabaret Singers should also prepare a 30-60 second personal introduction. Dancers: there will be a callback at a later date for actors/singers who dance. In attendance will be the directors, choreographer and musical director for the season.

EQUITY, SHORT NORTH STAGE – SEP. 4 - Short North Stage is casting Equity actor-singer-dancers for select roles in all of the season shows. Some roles have been cast. For cast roles, actors may be considered for possible replacements if any should be needed. Season includes La Cage aux Folles, (First rehearsal Oct. 9; performs Nov. 1-25, Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 8pm, Sat./Sun., 3pm); Mamma Mia, (First rehearsal Nov. 13; performs Dec. 6-30, Thurs., Fri. & Sat., 8pm, Sat./Sun., 3pm); Pippin, (First rehearsal Feb. 26; performs Mar. 21-Apr. 14, Thurs., Fri. & Sat., 8pm, Sat./Sun., 3pm); Hedwig and the Angry Inch, (First rehearsal May 28; performs June 6-23, Thurs., Fri. & Sat., 8pm). Rehearses and performs in Columbus OH. Pays: $381/wk. Equity SPT Contract. Seeking—Various Roles: 18+. For La Cage aux Folles – GEORGE: 40s-60s, Baritone, a charismatic and kind man married to Albin, owner of the nightclub; ALBIN: 40s-60s, Bari-Tenor, becomes the fabulous Zsa Zsa onstage at the nightclub La Cage aux Folles. Fabulous drag performer with heart and a grand theatricality; JEAN MICHEAL: Early 20s, Tenor, George’s son. Funny and headstrong, but slightly uncomfortable with George and Albin’s life; MR. DINDON/MR. RENAUD: 40s-60s, Baritone, Ann’s uptight conservative father. Mr. Renaud is the kindly owner of the seaside café; for Mamma Mia - DONNA- late 30s-early 40s, Mezzo, 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; TANYA: late 30s-early 40s, A former singer in the “Dynamos”. Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty; ROSIE: late 30s-early 40s, Also a former singer in the “Dynamos” who now writes for and runs a feminist press. 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; for Pippin – PIPPIN: 18-26, tenor, The son of Charlemagne and heir to the throne of the Holy Roman Empire, on a quest for the meaning of his life. Powerhouse performer with excellent vocal and acting chops and movement skills; CHARLEMAGNE/BERTHE: male or female, late 40s-early 60s, Pippin’s father and the King of the Holy Roman Empire and Pippin’s grandmother. Comic actor with versatile vocal chops; for "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" – HEDWIG: 20s-40s, male or transgender female, Rock Tenor, “internationally ignored” Transgender German rocker giving the concert of her life, an incredible performer with undeniable presence, humor, and acting chops; YITZAK: 20s-40s, female or transgender male, Belter, Hedwig’s husband and reluctant sidekick. Bitter and angry but has his moment in the spotlight and blows the audience away. Equity Principal Audition Sep 4 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., Manhattan NY 10036). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Callbacks the morning of Sep. 5. For more info, visit www.shortnorthstage.org. Prepare a short song. Accompanist provided. Bring pix & resume, stapled together.

 

PARADISE – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 7 - Ggreg Snyder (composer, lyricist) is making demos for a new musical, set in 1963, months after a limited nuclear war has devasted most major cities in the USA and USSR. It's sort of a cross between "On The Beach" and "Oklahoma!" You must be comfortable with profane language and songs about alt. lifestyles. LA talent will be working out of a studio in Northridge CA. Talent from other cities must have their own home studio. $50 per song. Seeking—“Vera” (Supporting): Female, 15-25, Vera is a teenager who is quite upset at this whole nuclear war thing, if only because all of the cute boys are dead. High Soprano; “Lisa Shapiro” (Lead): Female, 25-40, Lisa is the lead character, a nurse who meets the girl of her dreams in a small town of survivalists. Clear, high soprano in the style of Jodi Benson; “Evelyn” (Lead): Female, 25-40, She is the town librarian, and possible the smartest person in town. Low Contralto, in the mode of Chrissie Hynde or Cher; “John F. Kennedy” (Supporting): Male, 18+, JFK, 35th President of the United States, opens and closes the show in which he argues with the Soviet Premier over who has the bigger button. Bari-tenor. Must do convincing JFK voice; “Marilyn Monroe” (Supporting): Female, 18+, Tragic movie star, sings happy birthday to JFK and Kruschev in English and Russian; “George Hernandez” (Supporting): Male, 18+, George is waiting for a bus when everything hits the fan. Baritone; “Clyde” (Supporting): Male, 45+, Clyde is a middle-aged survivalist who is depressed and lonely in his own personal fallout shelter. Lilting tenor. Not unlike Willie Nelson, during his Stardust period; “Zeke” (Supporting): Male, 18+, Zeke is a trader who goes from town to town, trading a medicinal substance that he grows on his little plot of land. Tenor, comfortable with rap/hip-hop; “Martha” (Supporting): Female, 18+, Ensemble, small town person trading with Zeke. Alto; “Clayton” (Lead): Male, 18-40, Clayton is a not-too-bright small-town boy who is also lead singer of the local band, a Skiffle group. Tenor; “Walter Zapien, PhD” (Supporting): Male, 40+, Walter is a PhD who has been pressed into service by the townsfolk, who do not understand that not all doctors are MDs. Baritone; “Buford” (Supporting): Male, 18+, Burford is a "Raider," an outlaw who, along with his friend Cletus, survives by extorting small townsfolk. The only problem is, he's not really good at it. Sort of like Negan from TWD, if played by Don Knotts. Bari-tenor. Seeking talent Worldwide. Apply via backstage.com. If you are asked to do an audition, it will be remotely. You will be requested to do a small portion of one of the songs and send it via email.

'PRESENT PERFECT' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 10 - Live & In Color is casting a workshop of Present Perfect, a new musical. Nancy Nachama Cheser, book and lyrics; Jaime Lozano, music; Synopsis: "Present Perfect" tells the story of a group of immigrants, arriving with not much more than the promise of the American Dream, who meet in an adult English class in New York. Along with their teacher, they discover a community where love and loss transcend the language barrier, and laughter and song pervade their lessons. With the driving rhythms of persistent hope, they learn to move forward no matter what the obstacles. Music rehearsals on Sep. 10 & 11 in NYC; rehearsals from Sep. 12-23 in Salem CT (transportation, housing, and food provided in Connecticut.); workshop runs Sep. 10-23. Pays: $400/wk. Non-AEA. Travel, housing, and meals in Connecticut provided. Round trip train transport from NYC to Salem CT. Communal housing at the historic Bingham Camp in Salem CT, shared housing (2 per room). Seeking—“Javier” (Lead): Male, 28-37, vocal range: Tenor A2–A4; a young Peruvian father in his early thirties is optimistic about his new life in the US though he struggles to maintain his integrity and his relationship with his son who remained in Peru; “Sarah” (Lead): Female, 25-32, vocal range: Soprano A3–A5; an Orthodox young woman has left her sheltered community in Brooklyn and finds herself as much an immigrant in a new city as her students; “Kiko” (Supporting): Female, 18-28, vocal range: Mezzo Belter A3–E5; a Japanese woman in her early twenties arrives in the US with hopes of a career on Broadway despite her dad's objections; “Tariq” (Supporting): Male, 18-28, vocal range: Tenor A2–G4; a young Syrian man has aspirations to be a rap star though his father has different aspirations for him; his common Arabic name causes dire problems; “Gloria” (Supporting): Female, 40-50, vocal range: Mezzo G3–F5; a Dominican woman in her forties, a young grandmother; she is strong, opinionated, and proud of her Dominican identity; “Ossie” (Supporting): Male, 20-30, vocal range: Tenor C3–C5 Falsetto; young man in his early twenties provides an irreverence and humor which energizes the classroom but provides a constant irritant to Zukhra; “Diego” (Supporting): Male, 30-39, vocal range: Bari-tenor A2–A4; a Mexican man in his middle thirties comes to the US without papers to pay for medicine for his ill mother in Mexico; “Teresa” (Supporting): Female, 28-39, vocal range: Alto Belter E3–D5; a Mexican woman in her early thirties makes the hard choice to leave her daughter in Mexico and come to the US so that she could ultimately provide for her daughter and bring her here; “Zukhra” (Supporting): Female, 45-60, vocal range: Mezzo Belter G3–F5; a middle-aged journalist and professor from a former Soviet republic must leave her native country because of political pressure and she fights to get asylum here. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'WITCHERY' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 14 - Pellegrino Productions is casting multiple actors with singing capabilities for Witchery, a family musical. Rehearsal dates TBD; runs Oct. 5, 12, 26 & Nov. 2 (7pm); Oct 6, 13, 27 & Nov. 3 (2pm & 7pm) in Salem MA. Pays: $25/performance, plus $10/hr. for rehearsal. Seeking—Witch/Ghost/Warlock (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from Boston MA. Apply via backstage.com or contact the production company. Include links to clips/reels that showcase your singing capabilities.

 

'Mr. B'/BOJANGLES A NEW MUSICAL – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 21 - Big Fish Production is casting Mr. B,"/BOJANGLES A New Musical By James E. Carter Stage Play (See Roles Break Downs Below). We are based in NYC-so if you're in NY we will set up auditions ASAP. Pay varies and is TBD; rehearsals, samples and full performances will be paid. Tour 2018+. All must be able and willing to travel. (If Cast). We are based in NYC-so if you're in NY we will set up auditions ASAP. All race. Must be willing to travel-if need to. Seeking—Grandma (Supporting): Female, 49-69, strong singer-actors who must be able to move; must be able to sing the following styles: Gospel, R&B and Pop; Tap Dancers Who Sing (Supporting): Males & Females, 18-30, All must know how to Sing, Act and Dance. All Males/Females must know how to Sing, Act, Tap & (Break Dance-If you can) and able to Travel (If Need). Under age must have NY working Permit; Bojangles Wives #1, #2 & #3 (Supporting): Female, 24-44, Must be a good singer (Ballad, Jazz, Soul) actress and be able to move. (Not Shy). Smart Mind and Sexy; Lead Bojangles & Understudy/Chorus (Lead): Male, 28-50, Must be a good Tap Dancer and Singer/Actor Height 5'6+. Auditions run till Late June at Ripely & Grier Rehearsal Studios (520 8th Ave, between 36th & 37th St; Google if you need). You must have an appointment. No walk ups! Email at Jcarter891@aol.com or Jcarter89129@gmail.com for auditions appointment with head shot, full body, resume and if you have website info. Seeking talent Worldwide.

 

THOMASINA DEVELOPMENT CYCLE FEATURE FILM WORKSHOPS LONDON and NYC – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 30 - The Horatia Agency is seeking talent to audition for a cycle of script development workshops for the live-action Neo-Western feature, Thomasina. Production states: "Note that the workshops are designed to beta test the script as written by the author. There is no expectation, nor desire on the part of the producers, that actors create uncredited and unremunerated material via improvisation or some other method. This embargo includes but is not limited to scenes, dialogue, and characters. Excluding dance workshops, which take place in a dance studio, the workshop series will consist of six-hour days with a least four actors and the director. The workshop series will kick off with a table read. Note that 'Thomasina' deals with mature themes and would have a BBFC classification of 18." Workshops are happening throughout 2018-2019 in London and NYC. Pays: £15/$20 hour plus travel expenses. Production states: "Workshops are funded via crowdfunding platforms and will only take place if we reach our funding goal." Seeking—“Thomasina Middlemiss” (Lead): Female, 25-35, a prostitute who works at Pike's Whorehouse in Bugtussle, Louisiana; she's 30 years old and something of a thinker; a native of Louisiana; this role requires singing and dancing; “Thomasina Plumtree” (Supporting): Female, 25-35, a prostitute who works at Pike's Whorehouse in Bugtussle, Louisiana; she turned to prostitution while in high school; the outside world is a mystery to her; she has never left Bugtussle; she's in her 20s; a native of Louisiana; this role requires dancing; “Thomasina Kettle” (Supporting): Female, 25-35, the madam of Pike’s; a brooding and sometimes volatile prostitute; she's in her 30s; a native of Louisiana; “Schmidt” (Supporting): Female, 25-35, a gunslinger who drifts from place to place; nothing much is known about her; the name Schmidt is probably an alias; she's German and in her 20s; it should be noted that Schmidt is the silent type; she tends to say very little; German native speaker with a strong German accent; speaks little English; “Mary Buck” (Supporting): Female, 40-65, a somewhat overprotective mother to her son Henry; Henry is in his 30s and sexually immature; he's a virgin; folks are inclined to say Henry's a mama's boy and dumb as a rock; Mary is in her 50s; a native of Louisiana; “Obadiah Mudgett” (Supporting): Male, 35-60, Broken Arrow Parish Sheriff Obadiah is in his 50s and our disembodied narrator; “Anders Johansson Chisum” (Supporting): Male, 35-60, better known as AJ; the alleged head of a criminal enterprise based in Bugtussle, Louisiana; alleged criminal activities include, but not limited to, violation of RICO section 901 (a) of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970; AJ Chisum is in her fifties; originally of Modena, Utah. Left his home state in his teens; never returned; has spent the last 20 years in Bugtussle; Southern accent with a hint of Utah; “Virgil Pennypacker” (Supporting): Male, 25-35, a member of Chisum's criminal organization; he's well-mannered, polite, and has a good heart; he's in his 20s; a former cowpoke; child Mutton Busting champion; and Bareback Bronc Riding champion; known by the appellation Rusty Nail: “Cause the devil himself couldn’t part Virgil from a horse.”; a native of Louisiana; “Will Vos” (Supporting): Male, 25-35, an itinerate worker originally from Kentucky; he's in his 30s; Kentucky accent; “Kornelius Graffunder” (Supporting): Male, 35-55, a middle-aged man in his 40s and the closest thing Bugtussle has to well-heeled; his forebears founded the town; some regard Kornelius as a little pompous; a native of Louisiana. Seeking talent Worldwide. Download pack of treatment, script, lookbook, and audition information available on request. For more info, visit www.horatia.co.uk.

 

'HAMILTON,' B'WAY & NAT'L TOURS – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 31 - Telsey + Company is casting excellent performers for the current Broadway company and upcoming national tours of Hamilton. Dates TBD. Seeking—Performers: 18+, extremely skilled rapper-singer-actors. Seeking talent Nationwide. Include the following with your submission: 1) A video via an unlisted YouTube or Vimeo link that includes a brief (under one-minute) pop/rock song that shows your vocal range and a brief rap (under one-minute) that shows your skill level. Have a piano accompany you; 2) A current picture and resume that includes your height and weight; 3) Your location, contact information (cell phone number and email address), and your date of birth (if under 18). For more info about the production, visit www.hamiltonbroadway.com.

 

 

 

COMPANIES:

'EDGY!' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 11 - The Actor's Project NYC is actors and singers for Edgy! Producer states: "The Actor's Project NYC (TAPNYC) is casting Edgy!, 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 industry in film, TV, and theater. Past productions have been attended by producers (Broadway), agents (commercial/legit), managers, and casting directors." Rehearses summer 2018; performs fall 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 & Singers Seeking Representation Through Showcases: 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Request actors direct-email headshot and resume to audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com for link to sign up for the audition. 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.). Actors can also find approved monologues (look for The Actor's Project NYC logo) on Monologuestogo.com We ask that actors who sign up to honor their commitment. Be on time 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:

'AMERICAN IDOL' – VARIOUS DATES/LOCATIONS - American Idol is seeking submissions for invite-only showcases around the country for contestants for American Idol. Shoots in various US locations. Artists featured on American Idol may receive major national exposure and the winner will receive a deal with Hollywood Records. Artists must be free to enter in an exclusive recording agreement however American Idol allows artists to have pre-existing management, publishing, and talent agency deals. Seeking—Singers: 15-28, talented singers and interesting artists of all styles and genres; artists must be unsigned to a label, but they are free to have pre-existing management and publishing deals. They can also have booking agents, attorneys, and publicists. Seeking talent Nationwide. For consideration, submit a YouTube, Instagram, or web link. Audition cities are listed below and the private auditions are not open to the general public and will not be filmed for TV. If chosen, these Artists will be auditioning directly for the executive producers of the show. Bus Tour dates for the open calls include Miami (Aug. 22), Orlando (Aug. 25), San Diego (Aug. 25), Chattanooga (Aug. 28), Scottsdale (Aug. 28), Charlotte (Aug. 31), Albuquerque (Aug. 31), Seattle (Aug. 31), Boise (Sep. 2), Richmond (Sep. 3), Plano (Sep. 3), Houston, (Sep. 4), Oklahoma City (Sep. 6), Philadelphia (Sep. 6), Austin (Sep. 6), Kansas City, (Sep. 9), Buffalo (Sep. 9), Shreveport (Sep. 9), Little Rock (Sep. 12), Columbus (Sep. 12), Charleston (Sep. 15).

 

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:

HEART DISEASE PSA – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 8 - Jaden Boland, writer-dir. is seeking a voiceover artist for a completed production. Rehearsal will take place before the recording at the Burbank Studios. Pays $60 for a max. of two hours. Seeking—Narrator (Voiceover): Female, 20-40, a woman fondly remembers a cherished memory of her grandma, who died of a heart attack when she was a child. Seeking talent from Los Angeles, Burbank CA. Casting choice will be based off of voice. Apply via backstage.com Submit the work that best shows your voice acting range.

 

'HEADLINER: NOVINEWS' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 10 - Backstage Regional Casting (Northwest) is casting the videogame, Headliner: NoviNews. Project description: "A short media bias adventure where you control national news and its impact on your career, society, and family." Recording session will be prior to Aug. 10. Some pay. Seeking—Voice Over (Supporting): Female, 18-35. Seeking talent from Portland OR; Seattle WA. To apply, submit an audio reel online at tinyurl.com/UnboundVO.

 

VOCALIST CALL, RECORD LABEL – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 11 - Zen Palm Studios is seeking R&B, pop, and jazz vocalists for a brand new record label. Coordinator states: 'Selected vocalists will be chosen and produced by one of the best music producers in L.A." Dates TBD, studio based in L.A. Seeking—R&B, Pop & Jazz Vocalists (Lead): Males & Females, 15-32. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Apply via backstage.com or contact the studio. Submit an audio file, short bio and current photos.

HANDS ON HITS – AUG. 12 – FREMONT - Hands On Hits is seeking singers of hip-hop, pop, Latin and top 40 music to join Hands On Hits, a Silicon Valley-based record label. Founder states: "Our record label is prepared to change the game in the music industry. Take nearly everything you know about how a record label works and throw it out the window. That's exactly what we did. Nearly every part of our process is different and unique compared to how things are done today, and this w-ill result in greater financial benefit for all involved." Various dates; Silicon Valley, CA. Founder states: "[If signed] multiple streams of revenue for artists through music sales, merchandise sales, brand marketing, performances, endorsement deals, etc." Seeking—Solo Artists & Multiple Artist Groups: Males & Females, 18-30. Open Casting Call Aug 12 from 3pm-8pm at Redwall Studio (3620 Edison Way, Fremont CA 94538). Prepare a song of your choice for the audition. No accompaniment will be provided but you can bring a song on your phone or instruments if you play any.

AUTHENTIC NEW ORLEANS VOICE-OVER – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 16 - Studio Center is casting for an upcoming voice-over project. Seeking an African American Female voice, with authentic New Orleans distinctive dialect for a tourism commercial. Recording date TBD. Pays: $2,000 total for :60 and :30 regional spots. Seeking—Authentic New Orleans African American Female Voice Over: 25-35. Seeking talent from New Orleans, LA. Send your authentic New Orleans voice-over demo to brittanym@studiocenter.com.

 

'HOUSE' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 18 - CSUDH-Digital Media Arts Department is casting a voiceover actor for a student film. Synopsis: An intern for a technology company is testing a new artificially intelligent home system named Shelly, and things take a turn for the worst. Records in early/mid-August in Carson CA. Seeking—“Shelly” (Supporting): Female, 25-50, the voice of the artificially intelligent home. Seeking talent from Carson CA. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'RADIO STAR' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 24 - EarthMoon is casting Radio Star, a proof-of-concept short narrative film that takes place in the heat of a 1979 Summer. Synopsis: Young runaway, Moondog Slim, finds a new home at KROL-104.7, a radio station working as a part time disc-jockey under program director, Jo Green. Between heckling prank callers and long anti-establishment tangents, Moondog freely releases his gregarious spirit across the airwaves in the name of rock’n’roll. He airs his dirty laundry and invites his listeners to to do the same. Moondog soon becomes obsessed in representing the dirty flaws of the human condition in the rise of all too plastic, genre of Disco genre. We have finished principal photography and are currently in post. We are looking to cast two voice actors, Moondog's sister and Moondog's mom. Recording audio TBD in Hollywood, CA. Note: We are flexible to your schedule. Transportation will be reimbursed. Seeking—“MoonDog’s Sister” (Audio): Female, 18-58, calls into his radio station to try and plead with him to return home and make amends with the family; she is a mediator, level headed, and compassionate; “MoonDog’s Mom” (Audio): 30-60. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Apply via backstage.com or contact EarthMoon to get sides. Submit an audio or video reel so we can listen to your voice and assess from there.

 

'CELEBRATION Of MUSIC' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 25 - PBS is seeking musical acts for Celebration Of Music, a new PBS show (ages 4-25; bands, solo's, 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 live in concert." Please see the cities below and audition for the closest city. Runs in multiple cities and dates - North Dakota (Praire Public) - PBS Television Station, South Dakota (SDPB) - PBS Television Station, Houston, TX (Virtual Only), Tallahassee, FL (WFSU) – Televised, Austin, MN - Televised, Duluth, MN – Televised, Troy NY, Minneapolis MN. No pay. No participation fee. The show will be live on TV with a chance to tour and record a single. Seeking—Contestant: 4-25; upload a URL Link of your performance(s) to audition. Seeking talent from Austin MN; Houston TX; Duluth MN; Tallahassee FL; Troy NY; Bismarck ND; Pierre SD. 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.

 

 

 

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.

 

MANAGEMENT SEEKING NEW R&B/POP/SOUL SINGERS – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 28 - ITM is seeking singers for artist development and management for an NYC-based talent management company that specializes in artist development, promotion, and talent management. Company states: "We have worked with major labels such as Atlantic Records, Universal Records, and Columbia Records." Ongoing work at a recording studio in NYC. Payment will come from royalties, touring, and all deals. Travel expenses to NYC not provided. Seeking—R&B/Pop/Soul Singers (Singers): Female, 18-25, Must sing well and ability to write songs a big plus. Seeking talent Nationwide. Apply via backstage.com or contact ITM. If possible, include a video reel of your performances or a song of you singing. If you do not live in New York, you must provide own travel accommodations. Submit a link to your music, photos, and bio. Include the best phone number to be reached at.

 

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

 

KIDS, MMG MODEL MANAGEMENT GROUP – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 30 - MMG Model Management Group is seeking models, and actors to be new faces for MMG Model Management Group. Jobs are TBD in NYC. Out-of-state actors and models are responsible for their own travel fees. No fees are required to sign with MMG. MMG takes the standard 10% commission for TV/Film work booked and 20% commission for commercial/print work booked. Seeking—Kid Role: Males & Females, 4-12. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. To submit for representation, submit photos, resume, and measurements. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/nymmg/ or @nymmg on Instagram.

 

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:

KIDS/TEENS, The BROADWAY STAR PROJECT SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS – MAY 6, JUNE 3, AUG. 19, OCT. 10 - The Broadway Star Project is seeking participants for The Broadway Star Project. Synopsis: Seeking young and passionate musical theater artists, ages 9 to 18, to audition for potential full or partial scholarships and admittance to the Broadway Star Project’s performing, learning and promotional opportunities. The Director of Admissions states: Our New York City based musical theatre workshops, summer camps and master classes designed and imparted by acclaimed Broadway veterans and entertainment industry experts from both on stage and behind the scenes, provide the tools and opportunities for young actors to take their dreams and careers to the next level. This audition is valid to apply to each and every one of the following programs of our 2018 season: The Cast Recording Experience: A fun, challenging and thrilling and 3-day workshop where the participants, along with young Broadway stars, work with Industry professionals to put together an EP (4 songs) of Broadway and Pop music hits, shoot a music video, and release them to the market to support a charity organization in a live performance on a New York stage. The Broadway Star Experience: This comprehensive 6-day musical theater Summer Camp, gives the students a taste of the life of a Broadway performer in every aspect of their trade; from preparing the perfect song and auditioning materials, to getting the job, recording an OCR album and performing on a NYC stage. Guided by industry professionals (and working side by side with young Broadway stars) the students will learn and immediately put into practice their knowledge in real life situations like a photo session, interviews, an actual audition for a professional casting team, fast pace intensive rehearsals, the recording of an Original Camp Album, and a live performance in front of an audience. At the end of this camp, the participants will leave with the knowledge and tools necessary to start auditioning professionally back at home or here… on Broadway. Micro-Musical Challenge: The Broadway Star Project's Micro-Musical Challenge is a workshop designed for multi-talented young musical theater artists who dream of creating a Musical and who want to experience more than just performing. If you like writing songs, poems, can throw a mean beat or a powerful rap, this one of a kind program is for you! Participants will work in teams for eight weeks guided by Broadway professionals and award-winning musical theater masters in dramatic structure, composition, dialogue, direction, and production, in the creation and performance of a 15-minute musical per team. The Holiday Star Experience: In this exciting three-day intensive workshop, talented young artists (Ages 9-17) together with Broadway professionals record a Holiday album, shoot a music video, and release it to the market in a live performance on a New York City stage! Singing solos and backing vocals will enhance the participant’s ability to stand out from the rest, or blend harmoniously with a group in order to give the best performance. Along with advanced voice recording and performing techniques the young artists will develop career-building skills and values like teamwork, patience, and humility. The Cast Recording Experience runs May 26-28; The Broadway Star Experience runs July 9-14; The Micro-Musical Challenge runs Sep. 16-Nov. 4; and The Holiday Star Experience runs Nov. 10-12 at a New York City rehearsal studio. No Pay. Auditions are free. For program fees, visit TheBroadwayStarproject.com. Program range: $200-$2000, three to six-month payment options and scholarships available. Seeking—Performing Artists (Lead): Males & Females, 9-17, young and passionate musical theater artists. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. There are two ways to audition for The Broadway Star Project’s programs: In Person or Self-Tape. Use link to register: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/BroadwayStarProjectLLC#/selectSessions/2420204 or visit TheBroadwayStarProject.com. Record your self-tape audition with any camera, tablet or phone. Make sure that we can see and hear you well. Sing 16-32 bars of 1 or 2 happy, feel -good, or love songs that best portrait your skills as a performer. Tell us what excites you the most about joining The Broadway Star Project. In Person Dates (must register to audition): May 6 from 10am-1am; June 3 from 10am-1pm; Aug. 19 from 10am-1pm; Oct. 10 from 10am-1pm at 244 Rehearsal Studios NYC (244 West 54th St. 10th floor, New York NY 10019). Self-Tape Deadlines: The Cast Recording Experience, May 13. The Broadway Star Experience, June 8. Micro-Musical Challenge: August 26. The Holiday Star Experience: October 14.

 

MEISNER-BASED ACTING CLASS With STEVE PERLMUTTER – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 9 - Steve Perlmutter Studio is seeking actors for a Meisner based acting class with Steve Perlmutter. Teacher states: "A joyous approach to acting for dedicated students. Uncover your most unique and meaningful artistic self. The goal is to fulfill Sanford Meisner’s definition of acting: to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances. Through exercises, cold readings, and scene study, you will learn an acting technique which will allow you to bring a vitality and unique expression to your acting. You will: learn to work out of yourself, be very specific, and be fully concentrated, expressive, and free, both physically and emotionally; acquire the skills necessary to be able to really listen as an actor and to respond impulsively; and work on crafting and interpreting text, while combining this conscious work with the spontaneous, fully lived-out, moment-to-moment acting, which will be the foundation of your work." Fall session includes 17 classes running Wednesdays Sep. 5-Dec. 15 (14 classes) and Mondays, Sep. 17. Oct. 22, and Nov. 19 in NYC. All classes held from 6:30pm-9:30pm. Note: No Weds. classes on Sep. 19 and Nov. 21. Fee required. Payment for the class is required to attend. Audits are free. Cost: $595 for the 17 class fall semester. Payment plans and early registration discount available. Seeking—Actors: 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. For more info and to enroll in the class, visit steveperlmutter.com. All students must interview before enrolling.

 

VOICE MASTER CLASS – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 11 - paulthevoicecoach.com is seeking participants for a free voice master class. Singers will have a chance to learn about singing vocal technique and/or diction. Masterclass Aug. 14 (6pm-9pm) in North Hollywood CA. No pay, no charge. Seeking—Singers & Actors: 18-70; singers who wish to attend a free voice masterclass. There are 30 available seats for general seating and three (3) slots available for soloists. If time allows, additional soloists may be called up. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Submit with audio samples or video link to your singing. In a cover letter, explain why you would like to work with Paul, what you would like to fix in your voice e.g. expand your range, trouble with a specific note, vocal fatigue, etc. Tell me about your background, your singing goals and if you want to improve. Final selections will be announced and chosen on class day. Please mention if you would like to be considered for a soloist coaching.

 

L.A. FILM CASTING DIRECTOR ROBYN OWEN Of ROBYN OWEN CASTING, ON-CAMERA INTENSIVES – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 11 - A Class Act NY is seeking participants for a film workshop with Robyn Owen of Robyn Owen Casting. Artistic director states: "Work one-on-one with Robyn Owen of Robyn Owen Casting, a 20-year veteran of the casting industry, who recently worked on 'A Wrinkle in Time,' the Disney film featuring lots of young actors, starring Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon. Robyn casts huge and important big-budget feature films including the Academy Award nominated film 'Selma.' Current projects also include the big-budget film 'Ethyrea: Code of the Brethren,' 'The ‘57 Bushville Champs,' 'Love is a Hurtin’ Thing,' and the TV series 'Shots Fired.' Take this amazing opportunity to study film acting and audition technique with one of the industry’s most acclaimed casting directors." Workshops run Aug. 11 (session 1, ages 7-11: 10am-1:30pm; session 2, ages 12-mid-20s: 2pm-5:30pm) and Aug. 12 (session 1, ages 7-11: 10am-1:30pm; session 2, ages 12-mid-20s: 2pm-5:30pm) at Pearl Studios (519 8th Ave., NYC). No pay. Cost: $195. Seeking—Actors (Lead): 7-25. Seeking talent from New York NY. To register, visit www.AClassActNY.com.

 

BARR HILL PLAYERS 2018 SUMMER RETREAT – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 24 - The Barr Hill Players is a week-long actors' retreat held in Vermont's gorgeous Northeast Kingdom. The program combines work in Meisner, Viewpoints, mindfulness, and basic wilderness skills to get actors more connected with their bodies and environments. Past participants state: "Any actor who really wants to challenge themselves and then laugh at themselves within the same few minutes in the great outdoors with a bunch of strangers, you should come to the Barr Hill Players." - Meredith, Barr Hill Player '17. "This place has made me, not just a better actor, but a better human. Someone more attuned with the world around me. I would recommend it to people who are passionate actors, directors, designers, dramaturgs, but also survivalists and neuroscientists and painters and writers and people who are just generally excited about doing that hard heart-work that makes a richer life." - Eliza, Barr Hill Player '17. The 4th Annual BHP will take place Aug. 25-Sep. 2 at Geldo Acres Retreat Center in Greensboro VT. Transportation to/from a coastal hub (NYC, BOS, PVD) may be arranged upon request. No pay. Total cost is $200 to cover meals and accommodations. Seeking—Barr Hill Player: passionate emerging artist (18-28) to join a tight-knit ensemble of 8-12. Seeking talent from Providence RI; New York NY; Boston MA; New Haven CT; Burlington VT. To apply, submit through Backstage or visit www.barrhillplayers.com. Once you have submitted an application, the staff will contact you to set up an interview. For more information, visit www.barrhillplayers.com or www.facebook.com/barrhillplayers.

 

KIDS/TEENS, SUMMER RECORDING WORKSHOP – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 27 - Threshold All Stars is seeking participants for the Threshold All Stars Summer Recording project. Genres include pop, rock, and musical theater. Producer states: "This 3-, 4-, and 5-day summer workshop is a one-of-a-kind program which gives talented singers, musicians, songwriters, and aspiring producers ages 8-18, from all over the country and the world, the opportunity to be involved in every step of the recording process while working at the legendary Threshold Recording Studios NYC with renown producer/studio owner James Walsh (The Strokes, Cyndi Lauper, Duran Duran) and producer/talent manager Karen Lampiasi (with clients currently performing on Broadway, tours, film & TV). "Each group will be involved in selecting the genre/songs they are interested in producing and recording--allowing for a very unique and custom experience each week, tailored to the interests of the participants. More info can be found at www.ThresholdAllStars.com." Program runs from June-August in NYC. There are fees ranging from $599-1499 involved with this workshop. Seeking—Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 8-18, pop/rock/R&B/musical theatre singer-songwriters; Songwriters/Singer-Songwriters: Males & Females, 8-18. Seeking talent Nationwide. Prospective participants for either level must go to www.thresholdallstars.com and go to the "Workshops - Summer" page and register for an audition. There is no fee to submit an audition video. For more info, visit: https://www.thresholdallstars.com/summer-recording-workshop-2018.

 

NY2U – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 31 - NY2U is seeking teaching artists who are adept in any artistic field to coach with a new company. Coordinator states: "We are trying to get together a preliminary roster of artists with whom we can begin to offer private coaching and masterclasses. Ideally these are artists with Broadway, Off-Broadway, or TV/film credits, but our major goal is to provide a cross-disciplinary coaching resource: comedians, choreographers, actors, directors, music teachers, etc. As an independent contractor, there will be no strings attached, allowing you to coach on your own or with other companies if desired. When we put you on the site, we will ask you what you’re interested in teaching/what your specific skills are (i.e. dance, voice, acting, acting through song, musical comedy, etc.). Initially, we will be booking classes in major cities such as NYC, L.A., and Chicago, and also over FaceTime nationwide. We are hoping to get to a point where we send artists out to teach all over the country." Currently seeking talent from NYC; L.A.; Chicago IL; Washington DC; San Francisco CA; Boston MA; Miami FL; Dallas/Fort Worth TX; and Tampa/Orlando FL. Will consider artists with credits from other cities for FaceTime coaching. Coaches will be paid per lesson or class. Payout for lessons generally starts at $50/hr. and Masterclasses start at $200/hr., depending on credits/field of practice. Artists will be independently contracted. Seeking—Teaching Artist for Voice: Males & Females, 18-90, Apply to this position if you are interested in teaching vocal technique; Teaching Artist for Acting: Males & Females, 18+, Apply to this position if you are interested in teaching acting technique, scene study, film acting, etc.; Teaching Artist for Music: Males & Females, 18+, Apply to this position if you are interested in teaching music lessons. Tell what instruments you teach in the cover letter section; Teaching Artist for Musical Theatre: Males & Females, 18+, Apply to this position if you are interested in coaching musical theatre students, acting through song, repertoire, audition technique, etc. Seeking talent from Tampa FL; New York NY; Los Angeles CA; Chicago IL; San Francisco CA; Boston MA; Washington DC; Dallas TX; Fort Worth TX; Miami FL. Choose the category that best fits your artistic abilities and note in your cover letter what your specialties are. Be sure to include an updated resume. Provide a photo and resume, and company will get in touch for a phone interview. Cover letter is optional. Feel free to email info@ny2u.org with any questions.

 

JOHN PALLOTTA STUDIO Of ACTING – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 31 - John Pallotta Studio of Acting is seeking participants for The Web Series Acting Class. Artistic director states: "The Web Series Acting Class (schedule a free sample class today) takes place in NYC, Philly, and Chicago weekly. John Pallotta actors are given opportunities they won't find in any other acting class, including intensive camera work and on-set, on-location study, where students get a chance to explore all facets of film work, from lighting, sound, location scouting, and directing, to working with each other on-camera on a professional set. You put all this together and the result, we’ve found, is students coming out of our studio more prepared for not just the business, but life in general. You will be part of an ongoing acting class that will be producing web series from start to finish." Rehearsals take place in class as well as outside and filming will take place on-location. Seeking—Participants: Males & Females, 15+. Seeking talent from New York NY; Chicago IL; Philadelphia PA; Baltimore MD; Cleveland OH; Washington DC. Submit a headshot and resume online. View the link to register for a free sample class (seating is limited): https://www.eventbrite.com/o/master-acting-coach-john-pallotta-7911774439. Examples of past/present teasers: "The Accidental Red Head" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDGbToshLz8) and "Jane Ho" (https://youtu.be/qNITJmgRAk4). For more info, visit John Pallotta Studio at: www.johnpallottastudio.com.

 

AGENT & INDUSTRY PRO SHOWCASES – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 31 - A Class Act NY is seeking performers for an industry showcase for A Class Act NY. Producer states: "A Class Act NY's industry showcases provide aspiring young actors an opportunity to perform for over 20 agents and managers in one evening. The biggest agencies in town attend our showcases, including CESD, Abrams Artists, Don Buchwald & Associates, Generation TV, Shirley Grant Management, Carson Adler, About Face, Carson Kolker, Zoom Management, Parkside Management, and many more. Many participants have been scouted from previous showcases and are now appearing on Broadway and television and in films and commercials." Two rehearsals on an individual basis prior to Nov. 7 showcase. Showcase is Nov. 7 at Ripley-Grier Studios, NYC. If cast, a fee of $385 is required. Seeking—Young Actors (Lead): Males & Females, 4-21. Seeking talent from New York NY; NJ; CT. Note: If cast, participants will receive two 30-minute private coaching sessions prior to the showcase. To request an audition appointment and for preparation instructions, email info@aclassactny.com or call 212/315-3010. Video submissions are acceptable if you live outside of NYC. For more info, visit www.aclassactny.com.

 

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