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Updated: Jan. 19

 

 

AUDITIONS:

 

Most of the audition notices below can be found on

BACKSTAGE.COM - The Actors' Resource

 

 

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

 

BANDS/SOLOISTS/SHOWCASES:

LEAD VOCALIST, US NAVY BAND COUNTRY CURRENT – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 21 - US Navy Band is seeking a lead vocalist for the US Navy Band Country Current. Country Current proudly bears the distinction of the Navy’s only country-bluegrass band. As a U.S. Navy Band premier ensemble, musicians from diverse professional backgrounds bring their successes in the recording and touring industries of Nashville, New York and New Orleans to a new commitment of service in the world’s greatest Navy. Country Current members are recipients of countless awards from the industry’s leading professional organizations and have individually performed or recorded with a myriad of today’s leading country music artists. In keeping with the tradition of country music, each member is also a skilled performer on multiple instruments. Preliminary materials due Feb. 21, 2020 (by 11:59pm). Follow audition instructions found here: https://www.navyband.navy.mil/doc_files/auditions/cc_lead_vocalist_2020.pdf Final round auditions begin Mar. 23, 2020. After preliminary materials have been submitted, select candidates will be invited to attend the final round, live audition. Instructions listed here: https://www.navyband.navy.mil/doc_files/auditions/cc_lead_vocalist_2020.pdf Starting salary for a new member of the U.S. Navy Band is $62,065-$66,925, plus 30 days paid leave annually and full benefits for members and dependents. Members may also be eligible for an enlistment bonus (up to $10,000) and/or the Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $65,000). Those selected for the U.S. Navy Band are advanced to the paygrade of E-6 (musician first class) following recruit training, under a contract for permanent duty with the U.S. Navy Band. Seeking—Lead Vocalist: All Genders, 18-39. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States).

STUDENT SINGERS – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 31 - 54Main Casting is seeking students (of any study) who can sing and who have a funny story to tell about their time in school, for a cabaret show. All performers will be given a 10-minute consecutive spot to perform two songs of choice and to tell their funny story. At least one of the songs must relate to the story. Rehearses and performs Jan. at 53Above Broadway (318 W. 53rd, NYC). Unpaid. Seeking—Student (Lead): 18+. Seeking talent from New York City NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company. In your cover letter, mention what you are/were a student of and a very brief idea of your funny story.

 

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

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

 

 

 

CRUISES/RESORTS/THEME PARKS:

VOCALISTS For TOKYO DISNEY® - JAN. 21 & 29 – NYC/NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Tokyo Disney is seeking Principal Vocalists for an incredible array of live entertainment at Tokyo Disneyland® Park and Tokyo DisneySea® Park. Performers bring entertainment to guests through shows that range from a ’40s Big Band Revue, a rousing, fun-filled musical featuring Cinderella, Snow White, Prince Charming, Peter Pan, a rip-roaring, fun filled good time at the Diamond Horseshoe and many others including our brand new show Song of Mirage. Contracts begin July/August/September 2020 depending on role. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and willing to relocate to Tokyo for the terms of their individual contracts. Pays $930 USD per week (minus tax). 7 to 8-month contracts plus a monetary supplement for living expenses, round trip travel, private apartments, 5-day work weeks, and the chance to experience one of the world’s most fascinating and vibrant cities. Seeking—Vocalist for Song of Mirage (Lead): female, 20s-40s, any ethnicity, 5'3"-5'8", slender to average build, diva-like presence to be a soloist, taking guests to a mystical world featuring Latin-style pop and classical songs, Soprano/Belt; Diamond Jim (Lead): male, 20s-30s, Caucasian, 5'10"-6'2", slender to normal build, strong and handsome leading man for the Diamond Horseshoe Saloon, moves well, engaging with great ability to interact with an audience. Baritone/Tenor with a beautiful, rich sound; “Slue Foot Sue” (Lead): female, late 20s, Caucasian, 5'4"-5'7”, slender build, charismatic and playful owner of the Diamond Horseshoe Saloon, lights up the stage with her engaging personality, great with audience interaction, Soprano/Belt; ‘40s Style Male Vocalist (Lead): male, late 20s-40s, African-heritage or Caucasian, 5'9”+, thin to average build, seasoned principal vocalist for "Big Band Beat", a large-scale musical where the Cotton Club meets Big Band Swing, performed with a live orchestra, handsome and charismatic, can command a stage with his star quality and charm, moves well, tap a plus, Baritone/Tenor to a G; ‘40s Style Female Vocalist (Lead): female, 20s-40s, African-heritage or Caucasian, 5'4"-5'8", slender build, epitome of '40s glamour, charismatic with strong stage presence for "Big Band Beat", a large-scale musical where the Cotton Club meets Big Band Swing, performed with a live orchestra, moves well, tap a plus, Soprano/Belt. Open Casting Calls Jan 21 from 10AM-11AM (Sign-in: 9am-10am) at Pearl Studios (500 8th Avenue, 3rd Fl, New York City NY 10018; Callback Jan. 22) and Jan 29 from 10AM-11AM (Sign-in: 9:30am-10am) at Screenland Studios (10501 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood CA 91601; Callback Jan. 30). Click the "My Profile" button at the top of DisneyAuditions.com to create or update your profile before attending the audition. Prepare two contrasting vocal selections (best 16 bars of each) which reflect the style of the show for which you are auditioning. You must bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to learn a movement combination.

 

MALE SINGER-DANCER For CRUISE – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 23 - Six O'Clock Studios is seeking a male singer-dancer who is fluent in Spanish for various opportunities onboard major cruise lines. Ongoing contracts starting in March. Pays $4500+ per month. Seeking—Male Singer-Dancer (Lead): 18-40, Fluent in Spanish. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Apply via backstage.com or contact the studio company. Send resume/headshot and showreel footage showing Pop/Rock vocals/dance and Spanish.

SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA AUDITIONS – JAN. 26 & FEB. 8 – GURNEE - Six Flags Great America is casting Singers, Dancers, Ambassadors of Fun & Technicians for our 2020 Season. Rehearsals will begin based on availability of performers and placement; Six Flags Great America opens for weekends in April and slowly ramps up to daily operations generally by Memorial Day; Performers & Ambassadors of Fun will start based on their placement either in late March/early April or in Mid-May; the Summer season runs thru Labor Day and some Performers & Ambassadors of Fun will be hired based on finishing their season with us at this time. Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park extend our season thru Dec. 31st so availability thru the end of Holiday in the Park is a plus and will be considered when casting. Positions are paid with rates based on the position, skills and experience generally between $9.00 and $12.00 per hour. All rehearsals are paid hourly as well as all scheduled time during the operating season. Seeking—Singers & Dancers: All Genders, 16+, perform in a theme park setting for thousands of guests; our performers entertain guests in shows in our theaters and on our midways as part of our summer season and our Fright Fest & Holiday in the Park Festivals. Seeking talent from Gurnee IL. Auditions are at Six Flags Great America on Jan. 26 and Feb. 8. Preference will be given to those that attend auditions, but video submissions will be accepted. Attend auditions at Six Flags Great America
(542 N. Rt 21, Gurnee IL 60031; Enter thru Main Entrance on Grand Avenue. Singers: Singer Registration begins at 10am. Bring headshot and resume. Prepare two songs of different genres to showcase your skills, less than one minute each. Music must be on backing track with no vocals, on a CD or device with an aux connection. Dance Audition is required for all Singers. There will be a movement audition as well. Email all video submissions to CLJohnson@sftp.com. Video submissions should include samples of your singing and dancing ability and are best submitted as links to videos on sites like youtube and not as large attached files. For more info, visit http://sixflags.com Applicants must be 16 years or older. All applicants must bring up to date availability to the audition or interview. Availability is a factor in all hiring decisions.

MOTOWN CONCERT – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 27 - ME, Inc. is casting Motown, a theatrical tribute concert. Dates and locations TBD. Pay TBD. Seeking—Lead Vocalist (Lead): Male, Lead vocal and choreography; Mid 20s plus, Ability to dance, Strong lead vocal range and ability to harmonize, Familiar with Motown, and 60s through 80s popular music, Professional and dependable and attend scheduled rehearsals. Some travel with transportation provided. Seeking talent from Atlanta GA. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company. Reply with video link singing a verse and harmonizing to the chorus of a song from this time period (i.e. James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Temptations).

 

 

OPERA/CHORUS/VOCAL GROUPS:

PRO A CAPPELLA GROUP – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 17 - The Cat's Pajamas - Vocal Band is seeking singers for an a cappella group which tours high schools, middle schools, colleges, Performing Arts Centers, cruise ships and casinos (https://open.spotify.com/album/5shCvEM0RV0ma8MXvM9fM2?si=iWSZrKG2QlqvzBS-bGUM4g). Synopsis: Seeking singers who move well for this fully choreographed show. Tour runs Feb. 1- Mar. 31. Rehearses the last two weeks of January in Southeastern Wisconsin; tour runs Feb. 1-Mar. 31 in Upper Midwest Region (WI, IL, MI, MN, IA etc.). Shows are approx. 5 days each week for the 2-month run of the tour.  After tour completion part, and full-time opportunities available as well. Pays approx. $600/wk. plus opportunities for bonuses and for future work year-round both full time, or part time. Housing and 1 meal per show day provided. Seeking—A Cappella Tenor Singer Who Can Move (Lead): Male, 18-42, one of five singers on stage in a professional traveling a cappella group.  It is a 90-minute choreographed show + occasional workshops, assemblies and meet n' greets with students during the day; A Cappella Soprano Singer Who Can Move (Lead): Female, 18-42, one of five singers on stage in a professional traveling a cappella group.  It is a 90-minute choreographed show + occasional workshops, assemblies and meet n' greets with students during the day. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Send us a video of you singing a current uptempo pop song (something from the past three years) and any clips or links to you singing with an a cappella group (especially solos), or in professional production show. Apply via backstage.com or visit http://www.vocalmeow.com

 

 

 

STAGE SHOWS:

'MJ The MUSICAL,' BROADWAY – JAN. 12, 25 & FEB. 1 – VARIOUS LOCATIONS - Telsey + Company is casting MJ, a new musical coming to Broadway. Actors are being sought for Broadway stage roles as well as to understudy and must possess the singing and dancing chops for the role of Michael Jackson at various stages of his life, including young performers to play Michael Jackson at age 10. Rehearsal dates TBD; previews begin July 6; show opens Aug. 13 in NYC. Seeking—“Michael Jackson:” 10; Michael Jackson: 18-30. Open Casting Calls Jan 12 from 10AM-12:30PM at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Detroit Downtown (Fort Shelby, 525 W. Lafayette Boulevard, Detroit MI 48226); Jan 12 from 12NOON-3PM at Walnut Street Theatre (825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19107); Jan 25 from 12NOON-3PM at Sheraton Atlanta Hotel (165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta G, 30303); Jan 25 from 10AM-1PM at Telsey + Company (1501 Broadway, Suite #510, New York City NY 10036; must bring ID to enter bldg.) and Feb 1 from 9AM-1PM at Screenland Studios (10501 Burbank Boulevard, North Hollywood C, 91601). Email audition@mjthemusical.com for audition info. Find more information at www.mjthemusical.com.

 

'CINDERELLA' – JAN. 17-19 & 25 – DALLAS TX - Lyric Stage is casting the musical Cinderella. Production runs June 12-14 in Dallas TX. Some pay. Seeking—Various Roles; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+. Auditions by appointment Jan 17 from 4PM-9PM, Jan 18 from 1PM-5PM & 6PM-9PM; Dance Call by appointment Jan 19 from 1PM-3PM and Jan 25 from 4PM-5PM; and College Senior Auditions by appointment Jan 25 from 1PM-4PM at Soar Creative Studios (1346 Chemical Street, Dallas TX 75207). Seeking talent from Dallas TX. To secure an audition appointment, sign up at
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050F45A9AF2DA3F58-cinderella Prepare two (2) contrasting 16 to 32-bar selections that show off voice, acting, and range. Actors may be asked to sing entire song(s). All are welcome to sing Rodgers & Hammerstein music or from the show. Pianist will be provided, no a cappella singing. Bring a current headshot and résumé, stapled together. Bring clean, readable copies of your sheet music with accompaniment in your key; pianist will not transpose. Local actors unable to attend auditions may send video link submissions.

 

EQUITY, 'PRISCILLA QUEEN Of The DESERT The MUSICAL' – JAN. 19 & 20 – CHICAGO - Southport Theater LLC is casting singers, dancers and actors of all ethnic backgrounds and all gender identities for Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical, produced with Venus Cabaret Theatre LLC. Production states: "We are looking for a fun bunch of people who love the night life and got to boogie on the disco ‘round." Rehearsals begin Feb. 24; runs Mar. 20-June 28 in Chicago IL. Pays $314/wk. Equity CAT TIER 2 Contract. Seeking—Singers, Dancers & Actors: 18+; BERNADETTE – 40s-50s Transgender female or Non-Binary Performer. Outstanding acting, dance, singing (range adaptable) and lip-synching ability essential. A quietly dignified transsexual who must be convincing as an older woman who was once the star performer of ‘Les Girls’. The mother of the group, Bernadette is glamorous, oozing Old Hollywood charm with rapier wit and sensitivity. Must be able to be convincing and touching in her attraction and growing relationship with Bob; MITZI/TICK – 30s to early 40s male. Outstanding acting, dance, singing (baritone/tenor) and lipsynching ability essential. With an unremarkable and essentially straight exterior, Tick is a discontented drag queen, the best in the business. Estranged husband of Marion and absent father to 8-year-old Benjamin, his journey from disillusionment to fulfillment through being reunited with his son is the central core of the story; FELICIA/ADAM –20s to 30s male. Very well-maintained physical features with outstanding character acting, dance, singing (tenor) and lip-synching ability essential. A flashy, young drag queen and born performer with a more than occasional bitchy streak. Provocative and outspoken he has a tendency to get himself into trouble with both friends and complete strangers; THE DIVAS – 20s-40s females. Sassy and strong, these women lead us through some of the greatest hits of the last decades. Strong vocalists in the disco-belt style a must. Will also be part of the female ensemble; SHIRLEY – 40s-50s female. Hardened outback bar tender/waitress. Good ironic comedy. Character acting, dance and strong singing ability–solo and ensemble pieces; MARION – 30s-early 40s female. A hotel Entertainment Manager in Darwin, mother of 8 year Benjamin and estranged wife of Tick (Mitzi). A strong, direct and forthright woman who takes charge, but is incredibly accepting of her role as a single mother. There is a deep unconventional affection between her and Tick. Strong singing and acting. Will also be part of the female ensemble; CYNTHIA – 20s-early 30s Asian/Eurasian female. Bob’s feisty Filipino wife. A frustrated performer of obscure ‘stage tricks’ which make her very popular at the local pub. She spends her days as a housewife looking after Bob and his home. Character acting, dance and singing ability essential; FRANK – late 20s-mid 30s male. Tough miner bloke with violent tendencies. A hardened resident of mining town Coober Pedy. Tall, strapping and very outback Australian. Character acting, dance and singing ability, mostly all ensemble pieces with one key scene; JIMMY- 20s-30s male. Friendly indigenous Australian bloke whom the queens run into in the desert; innocent charm and great movement skills; any traditional dance a huge plus; character acting, singing and dancing ability. Will be part of the ensemble; YOUNG BERNADETTE/ FARRAH- 20s-30s male. the epitome of grace and glamour, gender illusion rather than drag, 'Les Girls' at its most alluring. Farrah: young, beautiful and sassy drag queen. Character acting, singing and dancing ability. Will be part of the ensemble. Equity Principal Auditions Jan 19 from 6PM-10PM and Jan 20 from 6PM-10PM (break 8pm-8:20pm each day) at Mercury Theater Chicago (3745 N Southport Ave., Chicago IL 60613). EPA procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare to sing 32 bars of one pop song from the '70s or '80s and bring sheet music in the proper key. A piano accompanist will be provided. If you are a drag performer, there will be restrooms available in which to prepare. Bring headshot and resume. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

 

'FIREBRINGER' – JAN. 20 – WEBSTER - Upstage Arts, Inc. is casting the musical Firebringer. Project description: "At the dawn of humanity, one tribe of cave-people survives the many trials of prehistoric life under the wise leadership of Jemilla, The Peacemaker. Jemilla taught her people to express themselves, rather than bashing each other’s heads with rocks and eating each other’s babies. But one member of the tribe doesn't seem to fit in." Production runs Mar. 27-Apr. 5 in Webster TX. This is a non-paid gig for community theater. Seeking—“Jemilla:” Female, 18+, the tribe's level-headed leader, who values tradition and is shaken by the realization that everything the tribe knows is a lie; “Kerri:” Female, 18+, Zazzalil's ditzy best friend and fellow nut-gatherer, and the inventor of dance; “Molag:” Female, 18+, the former leader of the tribe who has passed on the role to Jemilla, and is now Walking the Earth while serving as our narrator; “Emberly:” Female, 18+, the tribe's geeky food specialist; “Grunt:” Male, 18+, an outsider without a tribe of his own, who strikes up a romance with Emberly; “Schwoopsie:” Female, 18+, the inventor of comedy; “Ducker:” Male, 18+, the tribe's shaman; “Tiblyn:” Female, 18+, a hopeless romantic who has been told all her life that she is the one who holds up the sky; “Smelly Balls:” Male, 18+, an aptly-named tribesman who's always ready to rush into danger; “Chorn:” 18+, a less-evolved member of the tribe, who says nothing but "Chorn". Audition by appointment Jan 20 from 7PM-10PM at Upstage Arts Theatre (100 East Nasa Road 1 #78, Webster TX 77598). Seeking talent from Webster TX. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'ROUTE 66' – JAN. 20 – OAK PARK - Open Door Repertory Company is casting Route 66, a musical revue. Project description: "The show is a revue of 28 songs capturing the music of the many cities and towns on the iconic American Route 66 which crosses the US from Chicago to Santa Monica CA." Rehearsals begin Jan. 2, 2020, in Oak Park IL. Runs Jan. 31-March 8. $600 stipend. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): 18+, singers in the Tenor 1, Tenor 2, Baritone and Bass range. As this is a revue of 28 songs, actors will need to create a variety of characters to fit the individual songs. Audition by appointment Jan 20 from 6:30PM-9:30PM at Open Door Theater (902 S. Ridgeland Ave., Oak Park IL 60304). Seeking talent from Oak Park IL. Prepare 16-32 bars in a contemporary cabaret or musical theater style, to be sung a cappella. Dress comfortably as you will be asked to move for a basic dance audition. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'PIPPIN' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 20 - Tam's School Street Theatre is casting Pippin, a musical with the School Street Playhouse. This magical show is about a mysterious performance troupe, led by the Leading Player, and tells the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance through song, dance and comedy. Seeking strong actor-singer-dancers. Especially dancers with any tumbling or other circus skills like juggling, hula hoops, pole dance or silks. Rehearses Tues. and Thurs. (evenings), Sat. (morning/afternoons); performs Mar. 5 (runs for four weeks; Thurs., Fri., and Sat., and 8pm; Sun., at 3pm) in Cumming GA. Unpaid. No fee. Seeking—Lead Player (Lead): All Genders: 18-50, masterfully charming and manipulative. Guides Pippin through his own story. Excellent dancer; “Pippin” (Lead): Male, 18-30, naive, innocent, and discontent. Longing to find his purpose in life. Strong actor and singer; “Lewis” (Supporting): Male, 18-35, Charlemagne and Fastrada’s son. Pippin’s half-brother. Physically strong and not too bright; “Charlemagne” (Supporting): Male, 40-65, Pippin's father. King of the Holy Roman Empire, more comfortable wielding a sword than breaking bread; “Theo” (Supporting): Male, 7-10, Catherine’s son; “Catherine” (Lead): Female, 18-30, a widow and mother. Beautiful, hopeless romantic, possesses graceful elegance; “Fastrada” (Supporting): Female, 35-50, Pippin's conniving stepmother, beautiful and smart. Devious and crafty. Dedicated to gaining the throne for her darling son, Lewis; “Berthe” (Supporting): Female, 42-75, Pippin's saucy grandmother. Full of wisdom, grace, and sass. Encourages Pippin to live his life to the fullest; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): All Genders, 16-40, heavily featured throughout. Ensemble “Players” play many other roles; they represent the influences and voices in Pippin’s head. Tumbling, juggling, and other circus skills a plus. Seeking talent from Cumming GA. Auditions by appointment unless just being considered as a dancer. Prepare two songs, (16 bars only) one up-tempo, one ballad from a pop musical, one short monologue (for those wanting to be considered for a role); bring character and tap dance shoes. Bring any circus prop. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

 

'NEXT TO NORMAL' – JAN. 20 & 21 – CHICAGO - Beverly Arts Center is casting Next to Normal, a play. Project description: "Dad's an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family's story with love, sympathy and heart." Runs April 16-19, in Chicago IL. Pays $800 stipend. Seeking—“Diana” (Supporting): Female, 40-45, delusional, bipolar, and depressed. She is determined to make her family perfect but is tortured by a death in the family. Vocal range F-sharp5 to G3; “Gabe” (Supporting): Male, 40-45, Diana & Dan's son. Dashing, athletic, and bright. He is a playful man and everything a mother could imagine. Vocal range C5-B2; “Dan” (Supporting): Male, 40-45, Diana's husband. He is handsome and genuine. Though a constant in Diana's tumultuous life, he has grown tired and weary of her antics. Vocal range B4 to A-flat2; “Natalie” (Supporting): Female, 16-21, Diana & Dan's troubled daughter. An accomplished pianist and hardworking student, her struggles are exacerbated by her mother's behavior. She greatly admires Henry. Vocal range G5-G3; “Henry” (Supporting): Male, 17-21, Natalie's classmate. The all-around musician, philosopher, and slacker. He has an intoxicating capacity for sympathy and romance. Vocal range B4 to G-sharp2; “Dr. Madden” (Supporting): Male, 30-40, Diana's handsome psychiatrist. Quite assured in his practice and considered somewhat of a rock star. Vocal range A4-A2. Auditions by appointment Jan 20 from 6PM-9PM and Jan 21 from 6PM-9PM at Beverly Arts Center (2407 West 111th Street, Chicago IL 60643). Seeking talent from the Chicago IL area. Actors should prepare 16 bars of song in style of the show and be ready to read from the script.

 

EQUITY, GREENBRIER VALLEY THEATRE 2020 SEASON, NYC EPA – JAN. 20 & 21 - Greenbrier Valley Theatre is casting Equity actors and actor-singers for the 2020 Season including: Silent Sky (Lauren Gunderson, writer. Rehearsals begin Apr. 6; runs Apr. 24-May 9), A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder (Robert L. Freedman, lyrics-book; Steven Lutvak, music. Rehearsals begin May 11; runs May 29-June 20), Leading Ladies (Ken Ludwig, writer. Rehearsals begin June 22; runs July 10-Aug. 1), Return To The Forbidden Planet (Bob Carleton, writer; based on the 1956 film Forbidden Planet. Rehearsals begin July 27; runs Aug. 27-Sep. 12), Pride And Prejudice (Jon Jory, adapted by from Jane Austen's novel. Rehearsals begin Sep. 7; runs Sep. 25-Oct. 10), Arsenic And Old Lace (Joseph Kesslering, writer. Rehearsals begin Oct. 12; runs Oct. 30-Nov. 14), and A Christmas Carol (Cathey Sawyer and Joe Buttram, adapted by. Rehearsals begin Nov. 16; runs Dec. 4-19). Season runs in Lewisburg WV. Pays $384/wk. equity LOA Agreement. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: All Genders, 18+; for Silent Sky – “Margaret Leavitt:” (Female, 25–35): A homebody, genuine, sweet-natured, realist. Ability to sing and play the piano a plus; for A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder – D’Ysquith Family: (Male, Baritone): Plays a myriad of family members of different ages, ranks and genders; “Monty Navarro:” (Male, Baritone): Handsome, clever, charismatic, vulnerable and endearing. Discovers he is in line to become the Earl of Highhurst, and intends to kill off the family that stands in his way; “Miss Shingle:” (Female, Soprano): Monty's unexpected visitor; “Sibella Halward:” (Female, Soprano): The girl Monty loves; “Phoebe D’Ysquith:” (Female, Soprano): Monty's cousin; Woman #1 (Soprano): Plays several roles including: Mourner; Tour Guide; Ancestral Portrait; Skater; Bridesmaid; Pub Owner's Wife; Mrs. Pebworth; Phoebe's Maid; 3rd Newsboy; Tailor; Selina Chard (Servant); Flower Girl; Woman #2 (Soprano): Plays several roles including: Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; Skater; Bridesmaid; Mrs. Hetherington; 4th Newsboy; Tailor; Lady Eugenia D'Qsquith; Flower Girl; Woman #3 (Soprano): Plays several roles including: Mourner; Sibella's Maid; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; Miss Evangeline Barley; Bridesmaid; Miss Hayes; Tailor; Hilda (Servant); Flower Girl; Man #1 (Baritone): Plays several roles including: Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; 2nd Clerk; Skater; Tailor; Groomsman; Tom Copley; Dr. Brownlee; 1st Newsboy; Weight Lifter; 3rd Actor; Ancestral Bust; Walter (Servant); Dr. Pettibone (Medical Examiner); Prison Guard; Man #2 (Baritone): Plays several roles including: Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; 1st Clerk; Skater; Tailor; Groomsman; Pub Owner; Mr. Cross; 2nd Newsboy; Weight Lifter; 1st Actor; Lord Asquith's Physician; Ancestral Bust; Mr. Waters (Servant); Chief Inspector Pinckney; Man #3 (Tenor): Plays several roles including: Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; Skater; Tailor; Groomsman; Pub Patron; Henry's Employee; Mr. Goodsall; 2nd Actor; Alfred Gorby (Butler); Lord High Steward; Magistrate; for Return To The Forbidden Planet – “Captain Tempest:” (Tenor): a Starship Captain, all-American hero; stern but good-natured; “Doctor Prospero:” (Baritone): A mad scientist marooned for 15 years on the planet D’Illyria; “Miranda:” (Alto): Prospero and Gloria’s daughter. Isolated since childhood, all events to her are strange and wonderful; “Ariel:” (Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Baritone) a robot bound to Prospero, and guardian of Miranda; “Cookie:” (Tenor): the youngest member of the Crew. The ship’s cook. A hopeless romantic who falls for Miranda; Science Officer (Mezzo-Soprano): A woman with a mysterious past: She is also Gloria, Prospero’s wife; “Bosun Arras:” (Baritone): Captain Tempest’s right-hand person; fiercely loyal, sometimes coarse and overly eager; Navigation Officer (Alto): prone to panic. Equity Principal Audition Jan 20 from 10AM-6PM (lunch 1pm-2pm) and AEA by appointment Jan 21 at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th Fl., New York City NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare either 1) If not singing - two contrasting monologues; two minutes total; 2) If only singing; two minutes total for song and monologue; bring music in your key and clearly marked; or 3) you can prepare a one minute monologue and 16 bars of a song. Bring picture and resume. For consideration for an appointment on Jan. 21, email picture and resume ASAP to Elizabeth Salisch, auditions@gvtheatre.org re: Submission for NYC Appointment.

 

EQUITY, THEATRE ASPEN 2020 SEASON – JAN. 21 - Theatre Aspen is casting Equity actors and actor-singers for the 2020 Season including: Rock Of Ages (Rehearsals begin June 29; runs July 15-30) and The Sunshine Boys (Rehearsals begin July 13; runs Aug. 4-15). Season runs in Aspen CO. Pays $699, plus a $150/week overlap fee, plus housing, travel, and bike. Equity SPT 9 Agreement. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: All Genders, 18+; for Chicago – “Velma Kelly:” (Female. Vocal Part: Alto. Age Range: 25­-45) Vaudevillian and murderess who is on trial for killing her cheating husband and sister. Sexy, sarcastic, tough; “Roxie Hart:” (Female. Vocal Part: Mezzo. Age Range: 25­-40) Wannabe vaudevillian and murderess who kills her lover after a spat and is sent to jail; “Amos Hart:” (Male. Vocal Part: Baritone. Age Range: 30­-50) An auto mechanic and the hapless husband of Roxie. Not very good looking and not very smart but is a lovable and good-natured man; “Matron Mama Morton:” (Female. Vocal Part: Alto. Age Range: 30-­50) The tough, sassy warden of the Cook County Jail, who believes all favors should be reciprocated or paid for; “Billy Flynn:” (Male. Vocal Part: Baritone. Age Range: 35-­50) Velma and Roxie's lawyer. A sexy, persuasive, manipulative lawyer who can persuade anyone to do anything; “Mary Sunshine:” (Male. Vocal Part: Soprano. Age Range: 25-­55) Newspaper reporter who follows the trials of both Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly; for “Rock Of Ages” – “Drew: (male 20’s) a strong rock tenor that can belt up to at least a high C, preferably high D, with comedic timing and charm. He’s a rocker who dreams of making it big on the Sunset Strip and beyond. A devoted good guy who’s currently working as a bar back at the famous Bourbon Bar as he strives to “break in" writing and singing his own music; “Sherrie:” (female 20’s) a strong rock belter up to D-sharp with strong low notes, great comedic timing and good movement ability. She is straight off the bus from Kansas and new to the Sunset Strip to pursue her passion and dreams of becoming an actress. Unsuspecting and trusting in others even as she finds herself taking a stripper job to get by; “Lonny:” (male late 20’s early 30’s) a dynamic comic tenor with improv skills and strong rock vocals that can belt up to a high B. The sound guy at the Bourbon Bar and self-proclaimed “sound god”, he’s the narrator/conjurer of the show who has instant stage presence and charisma to spare. Funny, unabashed, and cheeky; “Dennis:” (male mid 30s-40) a rock baritone that can rock belt up to a G with excellent comedic timing. He runs the Bourbon Room and is an easy going stoner type whose heart is in the right place but is feeling the changing of the times arriving as everyone looks to him to help save the Bourbon bar, and the Strip, from being sold off to foreign developers. A dry wit; “Stacee Jaxx:” (male 30s) a Rock Tenor that belts up to a high C - rock star that decided to leave his successful hair/metal -rock band to try it solo. Has Charm when he wants to but then immediately drops it. Full of himself and truly the ultimate bad boy - all the while having great comic timing; “Justice:” (female 40s) sings rock and soul with a belt up to a C-sharp with strong low notes. Once a performer herself, she now operates a strip club where she is a maternal figure for the girls that work for her. Her presence is strong with an easy sensuality; “Hertz:” (male 40’s) a rock Baritone that belts up to at least a G-sharp preferably an A. He’s a German businessman trying to buy the Bourbon Bar and most of the Strip to develop it. He is intimidating and uptight. Very demanding of his son. Strong comic timing; “Franz:” (male 20s) Hertz’s son with a rock belt up to A. Must have strong comedic timing and dance ability. He is pressured and intimidated by his father to work for him. He’d much rather be back home starting his own confectionery store. Shy, gentle with a big heart; “Regina:” (female 20s) a conscientious, earthy, hippie type who leads the protest against Hertz’s attempted takeover of the Strip. Rock Belt up to a C-sharp. Must have comedic timing and dance ability; Joey Primo/Mayor/J’Keith (male late 20s -30s) a strong rock voice with comic timing and dance ability-Joey is a Rocker with strong stage presence who replaces Stacee Jaxx as lead singer in the band. Also plays both the mayor of West Hollywood faced with the decision to sell-out, and Ja’Keith a boy band agent who lures Drew away from the Bourbon Room with a promise to make him a star; Waitress #1/Constance (female 20s) Strong rock voice and dance ability. W#1 works with Sherrie at the Bourbon Room. Constance a reporter assigned to interview Stacee Jaxx. Equity Principal Audition Jan 21 from 9:30AM-5:30PM (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W 46th St., 16th Fl., New York City NY 10036). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare one of the following: 1) For Rock of Ages and Chicago: Either a brief song of your choice or 2-16 bar cuts to demonstrate different vocal style that match the two shows. 2) For The Sunshine Boys: a contemporary comedic monologue not to exceed 90 seconds. 3) Prepare a short song/cut and short monologue total audition time not to exceed two minutes. Bring picture and resume. The majority of actors cast in Chicago will likely be cast in Rock of Ages, defaulting to SPT9 salary rates, with a weekly overlap payment. Some actors will be cast in Chicago, Rock of Ages, and The Sunshine Boys. In The Sunshine Boys, the roles of Willie Clark, Ben Silverman, and Al Lewis will likely be cast outside of the two musical casts. Expected in attendance at the EPA is one or more of the following: Scott Wojcik (Casting Director), Gayle Seay (Casting Director), Holly Buczek (Casting Director), and/or Courtney Hammond (Casting Director) of Wojcik/Seay Casting.

 

EQUITY, 'KINKY BOOTS' and 'LEGALLY BLONDE' – JAN. 22-23 – CHICAGO - Mason Street Warehouse is casting Equity actor-singer-dancers for Kinky Boots (Rehearsals begin May 27; runs June 19-July 12) and Legally Blonde (Rehearsals begin July 17; runs Aug. 7-30). Productions run in Saugatuck MI. Pays $619/wk, Equity SPT Modified 8 Agreement. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singer-Dancers: All Genders, 18+; for KINKY BOOTS - The show takes place in Great Brittan. All actors must have excellent British dialects; Lola/Simon, Male 25-35 (African American) A prize fighter draped in satin. He is a heterosexual cross dresser...eccentric, lavish & outspoken. Comfortable in full drag to just boxing trunks. Power blues & gospel chops. High tenor... Sings C3–B4 with one top C. Must move extremely well in high-heels, wigs and women’s clothing; “Charlie Price:” Male 25-35 A confused young man who inherits his father’s shoe factory. He’s unfocused and misguided but is a hero under a victim’s mantle. He is handsome and loveable but there is a temper right under the skin. High tenor rock belt. Sings C3–B4; Young “Charlie:” Male 7-10 A joyous young chap, the younger version of our main character. He is lost, quiet and unsure. He appears in the opening and closing sequences of the show. Must be able to sing; Young “Simon:” Male 10 (African American) This is Lola/Simon as a 10-year-old boy. Inquisitive and not shy, he knows his destiny at an early age. Actor must be comfortable wearing women’s high heels. Appears in the opening and closing sequences of the show. Must be able to sing; Nicola/Others, Female 25-35, Charlie’s long-term girlfriend. Attractive and smart. She is driven and uncompromising. High pop belt; “Lauren:” Female 25-35, A beautiful, strong and outspoken working-class girl. She works in the shoe factory and has a huge crush on Charlie. Must be a strong comedic actress with a high pop belt. Sings B3–F5; Don/Others, Male, 30-40 A hypermasculine bear of a factory worker and Lola’s nemesis. He has a menacing physicality but ends up being a teddy bear. Sings C3–F4 (must have a strong falsetto to D5 for the Finale); Angels: Males 20 -30 (All Ethnicities) These are the drag personalities that populate The Blue Angel night club in London. Must be excellent dancers in heels and be able to sing extremely well (high pop). Previous drag experience helpful but not necessary. Acrobatics a plus; Male Ensemble: (All Ethnicities including one African American male for the track that includes Lola’s/Simon’s father). Must move well in a heeled boot as all characters end up in boots at the end of the show. Roles include George, Mr. Price, Harry (guitar a plus), Simon Sr. and Richard Bailey; Female Ensemble: (All Ethnicities including one African American woman for the track that includes Lola’s double). Must move well in a heeled boot as all characters end up in boots at the end of the show; for LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL – “Elle Woods:” Female 20-25 (G-flat2 to G5 Pop Belt) A Malibu socialite and fashionista extraordinaire. Effervescent college girl (homecoming queen, Delta Nu president) who follows her boyfriend to Harvard Law School & realizes she's more than just a pretty face. She is lovable, determined, vulnerable, energetic and outgoing. A true triple threat (tap dance skills are a plus); “Emmett Forrest:” Male 20–30 (B2-A4 Tenor) Professor Callahan’s teaching assistant. He is smart, quirky, sensitive and personable. Believes in Elle. A bit scruffy but doesn't care. A strong singer-actor with great comedic timing; “Paulette Buonofuonte:” Female 35-45 (A3-A5 Pop Belt) Owner of Hair Affair, a local salon. Bit of a tacky bombshell with hair and clothes that make a statement, but insecure. Must be comfortable with dogs, must be willing to be kissed on stage. Strong comic timing. Bostonian accent is a plus; “Professor Callahan:” Male 40–50 (A2-F#4 Baritone) A pompous and manipulative Criminal Law professor at Harvard. Must be comfortable with a stage kiss, however awkward. Charismatic but able to turn to a conniving shark instantly; “Warner Huntington III:” Male 20-25 (E-flat3 to A-flat4 Tenor) Elle’s college boyfriend. Warner is attractive and charming but very self-absorbed. He will do whatever it takes to achieve his dream of becoming a senator by age 30, including breaking Elle's heart; Vivienne Kensington/Others, Female 20-25 (A3-F5 High Pop Belt) Warner’s new Blueblood girlfriend. Vivienne is an overachieving, stuck-up, wealthy, smart and savvy Harvard Law student who is intellectually driven. Feels threatened by Elle but becomes an ally. Also plays other smaller roles; Brooke Wyndham/Others, Female 25-35 (A3-G5 Alto or Soprano) Brooke is an exercise video star and former Delta Nu sorority girl who was accused of murder. Must be physically fit with strong ability to do high-level aerobics wilst singing. Be prepared to jump rope while singing during your audition. Also plays a few supporting roles in first act; Pilar/Margot/Serena/Others - Females 20 -25 Any ethnicity (G-sharp3 to F5 Belt) Sorority girls and Elle's entourage and "Greek Chorus", ranging from sassy to cutesy - boy crazy and fashion icons at UCLA, strong comedic timing. Enid Hoops/Kate/Chutney Wyndham/Others - Females 20-25 Any ethnicity (G3-G5 Soprano Belt/B-flat3 to E-flat5 Alto) Enid is a strong & opinionated ex-Peace Corps volunteer & proud Harvard Law student; Kate is the Delta Nu scholastic chair, the bookworm; Chutney is Brooke Wyndham’s jealous step-daughter. Elle’s Mom/Others - Female 35-45 Any ethnicity, A wealthy Malibu socialite, other roles include store manager, saleswoman & District Attorney; Male Ensemble: (6 men) All ensemble men will play multiple roles, so versatility is extremely important. All must dance and/or move extremely well. Kyle/Dewey/Grand Master Chad/Others - Male 25-35 Any ethnicity (D3–G4 High Baritone) Kyle is a physically fit smooth-talking UPS deliveryman and Paulette's dream guy; Dewey is Paulette's low-life ex. Elle’s Dad/Winthrop/Reporter/Others - Male 40-50 (D3–G4 Baritone) Dad is a high society golfer from Malibu; other roles include head of Harvard admissions and the reporter. Sundeep Padamadan/Aaron Schultz/Nicos Argitakos/Carlos/Others - Males 20-30 Any ethnicity, characters range from smug, royal Harvard law students, self-proclaimed geniuses to fun-loving pool boys. Featured in "The Harvard Variations". Play several other roles. Acrobatics a plus. Equity Principal Auditions AEA by appointment Jan 22 from 10AM-5PM and Jan 23 from 10AM-5PM (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity Association (Chicago Member Center, 557 W Randolph St., 1st Fl., Chicago IL 60661). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Bring two short songs (one verse and one chorus) in the style of the show. (You may be asked to sing only one.) OK to sing from the show. Bring music book. Sides available at www.sc4a.org/msw/ or ellen@sc4a.org. Artistic Director Kurt Stamm and Producer Ellen Engle will attend with casting authority. Accompanist will be provided. Call back may be held later in week. Sides and music for specific roles will be available at www.sc4a.org/msw/ or by contacting ellen@sc4a.org. Bring current headshot with resume stapled to the back and current contact information. AEA members may sign up through the member portal on Jan. 15. Dial 011 for front door entry.

 

EQUITY, BROADWAY At MUSIC CIRCUS, EPA – JAN. 22 & 23 - Broadway Sacramento is casting Equity actor-singers for the 2020 Season including: Kinky Boots (Rehearsals begin May 26; runs June 9-14), Carousel (Rehearsals begin June 9; runs June 23-28), Kiss Me Kate (Rehearsals begin June 23; runs July 7-12), Annie (Rehearsals begin: July 7; runs July 21-26), Spamalot (Rehearsals begin July 21; runs Aug. 4-9), and The Color Purple (Rehearsals begin Aug. 4; runs Aug. 18-23). Season runs in Sacramento CA. Pays $1,145/wk. Equity Special Agreement. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: All Genders: 18+. for Kinky Boots - CHARLIE PRICE: 25-35. Tenor (D3–B4). Charlie is a young, handsome and lovable man tasked with saving the family shoe business after his father’s death. Unsure of what he wants to do with the rest of his life or how to save the factory, he finds a solution in Lola. He comes across as passive and henpecked by his fiancée but he has a mild temper and becomes a reluctant hero. Sings, “Step One”, “Take What You Got,” and “Everybody Say Yeah;” LOLA/SIMON: 30s. Tenor (D-sharp3 to C-sharp5). A heterosexual drag queen, Lola is a star that feels as comfortable in a beaded gown and heels as she does wearing boxing gloves in the ring. A charismatic performer with an amazing voice, she is brutally honest, guarded, and always puts her own concerns first. Charlie penetrates her emotional armor when he gives her a chance to be a designer. Sings, “The Land of Lola,” Sex Is in the Heel,” and “Raise You Up;” NICOLA: 20s. Alto/soprano mix (E3–F5). Charlie’s fiancée, Nicola is single-minded and determined to get what she wants. She is strong-willed and has high expectations of her future with Charlie. Sings, “The Most Beautiful Thing In the World;” LAUREN: 20s. Alto belt (B-flat3 to D5). She is a smart, sassy, and very determined working-class woman and Charlie’s ally in saving the shoe factory. Lauren has had trouble with men but may have found the right man in Charlie. Sings, “The History of Bad Guys;” for Carousel - BILLY BIGELOW: 25-35. Baritone, (B-flat2 to G4). Handsome and charming, Billy is a Carousel barker who attracts all the local women. He is a deeply troubled man whose mistakes cost him his life. Unable to emotionally express himself, he seeks to convey his love for his wife and daughter in the afterlife. Sings, “If I Loved You,” Soliloquy,” and The Highest Judge of All;” JULIE JORDAN: 20s. Soprano (B-flat3 to G5). A shy but headstrong young mill worker, Julie defies the warnings about Billy, falling in love with and marrying him. Despite her affection, she cannot save Billy from his vices and tragedy. Sings, “If I Loved You,” “What’s the Use of Wond’rin?” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone;” CARRIE PIPPERIDGE: 20s. Soprano (C-sharp4 to G5). A sweet-natured mill worker, Carrie’s prudish naiveté provides comic relief for her more serious friend Julie. Her only goal is to marry Enoch Snow. Sings, “Mister Snow,” “When The Children Are Asleep,” and “A Real Nice Clambake;” JIGGER CRAIGIN: 25-35. Baritone (B2–E4). A sleazy whaler who manipulates Billy into committing robbery but is nowhere to be found when plans go awry. Must have a dangerous quality. Sings, “Blow High, Blow Low” and “Stonecutters Cut It On Stone;” NETTIE FOWLER: 35-55. Soprano (C4-G5). Julie’s older and wiser cousin, Nettie owns the local seaside spa and is a motherly figure in the community. She takes in Julie and Billy after they are married and Billy is unemployed. Sings, “June is Bustin’ Out All Over” and “A Real Nice Clambake;” ENOCH SNOW: 30s-40s. Legit tenor (B2–A4). Enoch is a fisherman with a plan to become a tycoon. He intends to marry Carrie and has their whole life planned out. He is a bit stuffy but a family man at heart. Sings, “When The Children Are Asleep” and “Geraniums In The Winder;” for Kiss Me Kate - FRED GRAHAM/PETRUCHIO: 40-50. Baritone (B-flat2 to F-sharp4). He is the actor, producer, and director of the musical The Shrew. Fred has charisma and a big ego. He is Lilli’s ex-husband and much like his character, Petruchio, enjoys sparring with his leading lady. Sings, “Wunderbar,” “Were Thine That Special Face,” and “Where Is The Life I Late Led;” LILLI VANESSI/KATHERINE: 40-50. Soprano (A3 to B-flat5). Lilli is the leading lady and a veteran diva of stage and screen. She is proud and haughty, much like her character, Katherine, in The Shrew. However, she also has a vulnerable side underneath her temper and wit. She is Fred’s ex-wife and engaged to Harrison Howell. Sings, “Wunderbar,” “I Hate Men,” and “So In Love;” BILL CALHOUN/LUCENTIO: 20-30. Baritone (G2-F4). Bill is a magnetic Broadway performer with a gambling problem that always leads to trouble. He loves Lois Lane but can’t trust her around other men. An excellent singer and dancer. Sings, “Why Can’t You Behave” and “We Open in Venice;” LOIS LANE/BIANCA: 20s. Alto belt with musical theatre belt (G3–F5). Lois is a nightclub dancer with dreams of being on Broadway. The consummate ingénue, what she lacks in knowledge she makes up for with her sultry charisma. She is dating Bill but often strays. Sings, “Tom, Dick or Harry” and “Always True To You In My Fashion;” HATTIE: 30s-40s. Alto belt with musical theatre mix (G3 to A-flat5). Hattie is Lilli’s dresser, confidant, and her eyes and ears backstage. She has an ongoing flirtation with Paul. Sings, “Another Op’nin’, Another Show” and “Too Darn Hot;” PAUL: 20s-30s. High baritone (C-sharp to F-sharp4). Paul is Fred’s dresser and his most trusted friend. He remains cool despite all the backstage craziness. Must be an excellent dancer. Sings, “Too Darn Hot;” FIRST MAN: Male, 30s-50s. Baritone (B2–D4). Runyon-like gangster who loves his job and has learned to appreciate Shakespeare after many visits to the prison library. Sings, “Brush Up Your Shakespeare;” SECOND MAN: 30s-50s. Baritone (B2–D4). Like the First Man but a little more the strong, silent type. Sings, “Brush Up Your Shakespeare;” HARRISON HOWELL: Male, 40-60. Baritone (B2–F4). Howell is a decorated and distinguished General of the US Army with political ties to the White House. Engaged to Lilli, he enjoys rigid discipline and patriarchal chauvinism. He does not fit into the backstage world of the theatre. Sings, “From This Moment On;” for Annie - ANNIE: Age 11. Kid belt (A3–G5). Annie is an independent, streetwise orphan who is hopeful for her parents return. Spunky and brave, she causes the most trouble at the orphanage. Annie cares deeply for others and acts as a motherly leader of the orphans. Her vulnerability and hopefulness attracts others to her. Sings, “Maybe,” “Tomorrow” and “I Don’t Need Anything But You;” OLIVER WARBUCKS: 40s-50s. Baritone (B-flat2 to F4). A self-made billionaire, Warbucks made his fortune as a tough industrialist. Obsessed with work, Annie charms him and helps to bring out his warmer, paternal side. Sings, “N.Y.C.” and “I Don’t Need Anything But You;” MISS HANNIGAN: 35-55. Alto belt (E4–D5). Bawdy and cantankerous, Hannigan is desperate and unhappy running an orphanage. Her disdain for children drips off every word she drunkenly utters, which is mostly directed at her nemesis, Annie. Requires an incredible comedic character actress. Sings, “Little Girls,” and “Easy Street;” GRACE FARRELL: 25-35. Alto/soprano mix (B-flat3 to G5). Grace is Warbucks’ smart and loyal personal assistant. Warm and kindhearted, she is the catalyst for Annie meeting Warbucks and becomes a maternal figure for Annie. Sings, “I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here;” ROOSTER HANNIGAN: 30-45. High baritone (B2-G4). Miss Hannigan’s brother, Rooster is a con artist, flashy and self-assured. Along with his girlfriend Lily, he is always thinking up a new con. The role requires a strong comedic actor. Sings, “Easy Street;” LILY ST. REGIS: 30-45. Character soprano ( – G5). Lily is Rooster’s partner in crime. Bubbly and silly, she is a typical airhead but focused when money is involved. Sings, “Easy Street;” MOLLY: Age 6. Kid belt to F5. She is the youngest of the orphans. Sings, “It’s a Hard Knock Life” and “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile (Reprise);” PEPPER: Age 12. Kid belt to F5. She is the toughest girl of the orphanage. Sings, “It’s a Hard Knock Life” and “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile (Reprise);” DUFFY: Age 13. Kid belt to F5. She is the oldest of the orphans. Sings, “It’s a Hard Knock Life” and “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile (Reprise);” JULY: Age 13. Kid belt to F5. She is the quietest of the orphans. Sings, “It’s a Hard Knock Life” and “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile (Reprise);” TESSIE: Age 10. Kid belt to F5. She is the crybaby of the orphanage. Sings, “It’s a Hard Knock Life” and “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile (Reprise),” kid belt to F5; KATE: Age 7. Kid belt to F5. She is the second youngest of the orphans. Sings, “It’s a Hard Knock Life” and “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile (Reprise);” for Spamalot - KING ARTHUR: 30s-60s. Baritone (G2–E4). Arthur is the King of England and is tasked with finding the Holy Grail, setting him forth on a quest and prompting him to form the Knights of the Roundtable. Sings, “King Arthur’s Song” and “I’m All Alone;” SIR ROBIN: Male, 30s-40s. Baritone (C3–E4). A Knight of the Roundtable. Ironically called “Sir Robin the Brave,” though he couldn’t be more cowardly. Joins the Knights for the singing and dancing. Also, plays GUARD 1 and BROTHER MAYNARD, a long-winded monk. Sings, “You Won’t Succeed on Broadway;” SIR LANCELOT d/b/a LANCE: 30s-40s. Baritone (B-flat3 to E4). A Knight of the Roundtable. He is fearless to a bloody fault but through a twist of fate, discovers his ‘softer side’. This actor must be great with character voices and accents, as he plays THE FRENCH TAUNTER, an arrogant, condescending, over-the-top Frenchman; the KNIGHT OF NI, an absurd, cartoonish leader of a peculiar group of Knights; and TIM THE ENCHANTER, a ghostly being with a Scottish accent. Sings, “He is Not Dead Yet” and “His Name Is Lancelot;” PATSY: 30s-40s. High baritone (B2–F4). King Arthur’s horse and servant. Underappreciated and always longing for King Arthur’s approval. Actor must be a good and funny physical mover with some tap dancing. Also plays MAYOR, a jolly red-faced man who advertises the merits of his hometown and the drunken, useless GUARD 2. Sings, “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life;” SIR GALAHAD: 30s. Tenor (B2–F4). A Knight of the Roundtable. Begins as Dennis, a lower class ‘mud gatherer’ who becomes knighted and transforms into the dashing Sir Galahad. Also plays PRINCE HERBERT’s FATHER, a wealthy, brutish Yorkshire man at odds with his sensitive son, and THE BLACK KNIGHT who is always ready to duel despite multiple injuries. Sings, “The Song That Goes Like This;” THE LADY OF THE LAKE: 20s-30s. Soprano/alto mix w/ full belt (E3 to F-sharp5). A Diva: Strong, beautiful, and possesses mystical powers. The leading lady of the show, she is modeled both physically and vocally after the greatest female pop vocalists of our time. Sings, “Find Your Grail” and “The Diva’s Lament;” THE FOLLOWING ROLES ARE PLAYED BY THE SAME ACTOR: Tenor (A2–G4). Characters are 20s-30s. HISTORIAN: A Tweedy academic; NOT DEAD FRED: A sickly little fellow who, despite other’s beliefs, claims he is “not yet dead;” FRENCH GUARD: The condemnatory French sidekick to the French Taunter; MINSTREL: In Sir Robin’s band; PRINCE HERBERT: The hopeful and frilly prince who loves to sing and pines for his love atop a tower. Sings, “Where Are You?” and “His Name is Lancelot;” for The Color Purple - CELIE: 20s-30s. Soprano/alto mix and high chest range (E3–G5). She is at times vulnerable, spirited, and introspective but also carries a strength that guides her through life’s troubles. An observer, Celie can come across as passive but possesses a strong, hard soul. She believes she is unattractive due to years of mistreatment until she breaks away to find love and independence. Sings, “What About Love” and “I Am Here;” NETTIE: 20s-30s. Soprano/alto mix (F3–A4). Celie’s sister, Nettie is attractive, adventurous and educated. She shares a deep bond with her sister that remains even when Mister forces her to leave Celie and cuts off their communication for years. Sings, “Our Prayer;” MISTER: 30s-40s. High baritone (G2 to A-flat4). Mister, whose real name is Albert, is a handsome and domineering man capable of brutal behavior. He is married to Celie, abuses her, and has an ongoing affair with Shug. He also is a victim of his circumstances and eventually softens. Sings, “Big Dog” and “Mister’s Song;” SOFIA: 30s-40s. Alto (E3–D5). A force to be reckoned with, Sofia does not let anyone mistreat her. Larger framed, she is comfortable with her body and very sensual. Sofia has a wicked sense of humor and a tender side that she tries to hide. She dominates her husband Harpo. Sings, “Hell No!” and “Any Little Thing;” HARPO: 20s-30s. High baritone (F-sharp2 to A-flat4). Mister’s son, Harpo is good-hearted but often confused about the things going on around him. He represents the new generation. He is unable to get his wife Sofia to obey him the way Celie obeys Mister. Sings, “Brown Betty” and “Any Little Thing;” SHUG AVERY: 30s-40s. Alto (E3 to E-flat5). A popular star, Shug is independent and dynamic. She is straightforward and extremely attractive. Loved by both Celie and Mister, she helps Celie find her voice. Her beauty masks her frailty. Sings, “Push Da Button” and “What About Love?”; SQUEAK: 20s-30s. Character soprano (E4 to G-flat5). Squeak gets her name from her small stature and voice. Giddy and flirtatious, she is Harpo’s waitress at the juke joint and lover. She tries to go toe-to-toe with Sofia but cannot match her in strength. Sings, “Brown Betty.” Equity Principal Auditions Jan 22 from 10AM-6PM and Jan 23 from 10AM-6PM (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm each day) at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 12th Fl, Room 1201, 1204 for holding, New York City NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief musical theatre song appropriate for the season. Singing material from the shows listed is acceptable and encouraged. Bring sheet music in your key as an accompanist will be provided. There are eight performances in each playing week. Equity performers of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to attend. Broadway At Music Circus actively solicits women and minorities for non-traditional casting opportunities.

 

'HEAD OVER HEELS' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 23 - Diversionary Theatre is casting Head Over Heels, a musical. Production states: "From the visionary behind 'Avenue Q' comes a bold new Broadway musical fairytale where 'Once Upon a Time' crashes into right now. In the mythical land of Arcadia, the royal family is challenged to set out on a journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction. Through their adventure gender roles are upended, relationships liberated, and love is discovered in the most surprising of ways. Told to the hypnotic beat of the iconic 80’s all-girl rock band The Go-Go’s, 'Head Over Heels' joyously unveils a path to a new world where diversity is celebrated and ladies lead!" Rehearses April 21; runs through June 28 in San Diego CA. Pays $1,500. Equity SPT Level II contract for union talent. Travel and housing available. Seeking—“Musidorus” (Lead): 18-29, male and TGNC performers of all ethnicities are strongly encouraged to submit. Musidorus is a guileless and fearless shepherd who loves Philoclea. They discover another side to themself when forced to cross-gender. Should be proficient in physical comedy and classical text. Extraordinary pop belt. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Apply via backstage.com or visit https://www.diversionary.org/headoverheels/

 

EQUITY, 'KINKY BOOTS' & 'FOOTLOOSE' – JAN. 23 - Arts Center of Coastal Carolina is casting Equity actor-singers for various roles in two shows for Arts Center of Coastal Carolina including: Kinky Boots (Rehearsals begin Apr. 7; previews Apr. 29; runs May 1-24 [Tues.-Sat. at 8pm & Sun. at 2pm) and Footloose (Rehearsals begin May 26; previews June 17; runs June 19-July 26 [Tues.-Sat. at 8pm & Sun. at 2pm). Shows rehearse and run on Hilton Head Island SC. Pays $546/wk. Equity SPT Contract. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: 18+; for KINKY BOOTS – “Charlie Price:” late 20s–early 30s, Caucasian. Just out of university, a really nice guy who has no clue what to do with the rest of his life. He’s handsome, lovable, but there’s a temper right under the skin. Must have a great rock voice, ability to move and be a strong actor; Lola/Simon: early 30’s, African-American. An emotionally and physically challenging role requires the body of a boxer, with the soul of a Diva to play this scene-stealing drag performer. Must have a killer voice with power blues and gospel chops. Lola dances in very high heels and so has to move well. Physically challenging role; requiring an incredible performer comfortable wearing everything from full glamour drag to nothing but boxing trunks; “Lauren:” 20’s. Mezzo-soprano. Beautiful, but quirky working-class girl who works in the shoe factory. Funny and smart. Terrific comedic actress, with great singing voice; “Nicola:” 20’s. Mezzo-soprano. Character is female. Charlie’s girlfriend since school. Sophisticated looks. She is driven and uncompromising. She knows what she wants and goes for it. Must have a great pop voice; “Pat:” 25-40. Mezzo-Soprano. Officious office manager who will let loose her wild side when allowed. Lola's love interest; “Don:” 30s–40s, Rich bari-tenor voice with a strong falsetto. Lola’s nemesis. Burly hyper- masculine bear of a factory worker. Has a menacing physicality. Least likely to be seen on a runway in kinky boots. Strong actor required; Young “Charlie:” Boy, to play 10 years old. Caucasian. This is Charlie as a ten-year-old boy. Lost, quiet, reflective. Must have a great voice; Young “Lola:” Boy, to play 10 years old. African American. This is Lola as a ten-year-old boy who's father wants him to be a boxer, but he already knows he’s destined to wear high heels. Must have a great voice and comfortable wearing high heels during the show; for FOOTLOOSE – “Ren McCormick:” Male, High School student, Tenor - Strong-willed, rebellious and full of teenage hormonal aggression. Raised in liberal Chicago and suddenly finds himself in the conservative Midwest. Copes with these new, oppressive surroundings with a wry sense of humor; “Ariel Moore:” Female, High School student, Mezzo - Small town girl fighting to break out. Strong, smart and maybe a bit angsty, she is always finding ways to rebel against her father, who tries to keep her under lock and key; “Willard Hewitt:” Male, High School student, Bari-Tenor - The village puppy-dog. Loyal and a little dim, but ready to defend anyone's honor. Shy around girls; “Rusty:” Female, High School student, Soprano/Mezzo - Ariel's Friend. Fun-loving motor mouth. Loyal to her friends. Full of quirks, and nervous around Willard, who she's been crushing on for years; “Reverend Shaw Moore:” Male, 40's-early 50s, Baritone - Spiritual leader and a powerful influence in the town. Deals with the loss of his son through overzealous piety. This causes a rift with his daughter Ariel, who is openly rebelling against him. Has unknowingly fallen into a pious trap but is ultimately trying to do the right thing; “Vi Moore:” Female, 40's-early 50s, Mezzo - Rev. Moore's wife. Living in her husband's shadow, though silently powerful. Ultimately, she finds her voice and becomes the agent of change for her husband; “Ethel McCormick:” Female, 40's, Mezzo - Ren's Mother. Dealing with the fallout from her divorce and finding herself in a very different place than Chicago. Strong-willed, but now in a place where she's constantly being told to be quiet. Protective of her son and her values, but unable to break free of her circumstances. Equity Principal Audition Jan 23 from 9:30AM-5:30PM (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W 46th St., 16th fl., New York City NY 10036). EPA procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Bring a headshot and resume. Actors should prepare a song in the style of the show. Pop rock. Singing from the show is acceptable. An accompanist will be provided. For more info, visit www.artshhi.com. Non-traditional casting. The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina does not believe in discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, age, or disability. All performers, including those of color, seniors, women, and performers with disabilities, are encouraged to audition and will be given full consideration. 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.

 

'NEXT TO NORMAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 24 - Zeiders American Dream Theater; Virginia Musical Theatre; Governor's School for the Arts is casting Next to Normal. Rehearsal begins Mar. 17; runs Apr. 2-12 at the Z in Virginia Beach VA. Equity Guest Artist Contract will be utilized for Equity actors. Nonunion actors will receive similar weekly salary compensation. Transportation and housing will be covered by production. Seeking—“Dan” (Lead): Male, 40-45, Diana's husband. He is handsome and genuine. Though a constant in Diana's tumultuous life, he has grown tired and weary of her antics; “Diana” (Lead): Female, 40-45, delusional, bipolar, and depressed. The sexiness of her yesterdays has only recently begun to soften. She is determined to make her family perfect but is tortured by a death in the family. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Apply via backstage.com or visit https://thez.org/show/next-to-normal/

 

'KINKY BOOTS' – JAN. 24 - Arts Center of Coastal Carolina is casting their adaptation of Kinky Boots, a musical. Company states: "The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina does not believe in discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, age, or disability. All performers, including those of color, seniors, women, and performers with disabilities, are encouraged to audition and will be given full consideration." For more info, visit: www.artshhi.com Rehearses Apr. 7; first preview Apr. 29; runs May 1-24 (Tues.-Sat., 8pm & Sun., 2pm) Hilton Head Island SC. Equity contracts at SPT 7 Pay Level and Non-Equity EMC weeks $350-$400/wk. Seeking—Angels (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 20-30, these are the six drag performers who populate The Blue Angel Nightclub. They need to be versatile, but also terrific dancers, singers and actors. This ain’t a job for no wall flowers. Tumbling, acro, and tricks a plus. Will be required to dance in heels. May cover principal roles; Male Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): 20-40, all must at least move well and have great pop voices. To appear in the ensemble and play various roles, including: Harry: Male, 20s–30s, any ethnicity. Also plays a delivery man, factory worker, photographer, etc. Must have a good voice. Miser Price: Male, 50s, Caucasian. Charlie’s father Also plays a pub patron, factory worker, etc for the rest of the show. Must have a good voice. Richard Bailey: Male, 30s-40s, any ethnicity. One of the hooligans, factory workers, etc. Must have a good voice; Female Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): 20-40, to appear in the ensemble and play various roles (factory workers, photographers, etc.) Will cover principal and featured ensemble roles. All must at least move well and have great pop voices. Must have a great pop voice with a strong pop soprano belt up to F-sharp. Open Casting Call Jan 24, 2020: 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM for Female Ensemble Dancers Who Sing & 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM for Angels & Male Ensemble Dancers Who Sing at Pearl Studio (500 8th Ave., 4th fl., New York City NY 10018). Sign up at 1:30PM. Please Bring a headshot and resume. Actors should wear dance attire and jazz shoes and prepare a song in the style of the show. Singing from the show is welcome.

 

EQUITY, 'KINKY BOOTS' – JAN. 24 - Arts Center of Coastal Carolina is seeking male and female Equity dancers who are strong singers for the ensemble of Kinky Boots. First rehearsal Apr. 7; first preview Apr. 29; runs May 1-24 (Tues.-Sat. at 8pm & Sun. at 2pm) at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina in Hilton Head Island SC. Pays $546/wk. Equity SPT Contract. Seeking—Angels: Male, 20-39, the six drag performers who populate The Blue Angel Nightclub. They need to be versatile, but also terrific dancers, singers, and actors. This ain’t a job for no wallflowers. Tumbling, acro, and tricks a plus. Will be required to dance in heels. May cover principal roles; Male Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): 20-49, all must at least move well and have great pop voices. To appear in the ensemble and play various roles including: “Harry:” male, 20s–30s age range, and any ethnicity. Also plays a delivery man, factory worker, photographer, etc.; must have a good voice. “Miser Price:” male, 50s age range, and Caucasian. Charlie’s father also plays a pub patron, factory worker, etc. for the rest of the show. Must have a good voice. “Richard Bailey:” male, 30s-40s age range, and any ethnicity. One of the hooligans, factory workers, etc.; must have a good voice; Female Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): 20-49, to appear in the ensemble and play various roles (factory workers, photographers, etc.). Will cover principal and featured ensemble roles. All must at least move well and have great pop voices. Must have a great pop voice with a strong pop soprano belt up to F-sharp. Equity Chorus Call Jan 24 at 10AM for Equity female dancers who sing & 2PM for Equity male dancers who sing at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 4th fl., New York City NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Bring a headshot and resume. Wear dance attire and jazz shoes and prepare a song in the style of the show. Singing from the show is welcome. An accompanist will be provided. For more info, visit www.artshhi.com. Non-traditional casting. The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina does not believe in discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, age, or disability. All performers, including those of color, seniors, women, and performers with disabilities, are encouraged to audition and will be given full consideration. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

 

EQUITY, BROADWAY At MUSIC CIRCUS, ECC – JAN. 24 & 29 - Broadway Sacramento is casting Equity singers and dancers for the Broadway At Music Circus 2020 Season including: Kinky Boots (Rehearsals begin May 26; runs June 9-14), Carousel (Rehearsals begin June 9; runs June 23-28), Kiss Me Kate” (Rehearsals begin June 23; runs July 7-12), Annie (Rehearsals begin: July 7; runs July 21-26), Spamalot (Rehearsals begin July 21; runs Aug. 4-9) and The Color Purple (Rehearsals begin Aug. 4; runs Aug. 18-23). Season runs in Sacramento CA. Pays $1145/wk. Equity Special Agreement. Seeking—Equity Singers: All Genders, 18+; for Kinky Boots - CHARLIE PRICE: 25-35. Tenor (D3–B4). Charlie is a young, handsome and lovable man tasked with saving the family shoe business after his father’s death. Unsure of what he wants to do with the rest of his life or how to save the factory, he finds a solution in Lola. He comes across as passive and henpecked by his fiancée but he has a mild temper and becomes a reluctant hero. Sings, “Step One”, “Take What You Got,” and “Everybody Say Yeah;” LOLA/SIMON: 30s. Tenor (D-sharp3 to C-sharp5). A heterosexual drag queen, Lola is a star that feels as comfortable in a beaded gown and heels as she does wearing boxing gloves in the ring. A charismatic performer with an amazing voice, she is brutally honest, guarded, and always puts her own concerns first. Charlie penetrates her emotional armor when he gives her a chance to be a designer. Sings, “The Land of Lola,” Sex Is in the Heel,” and “Raise You Up;” NICOLA: 20s. Alto/soprano mix (E3–F5). Charlie’s fiancée, Nicola is single-minded and determined to get what she wants. She is strong-willed and has high expectations of her future with Charlie. Sings, “The Most Beautiful Thing In the World;” LAUREN: 20s. Alto belt (B-flat3 to D5). She is a smart, sassy, and very determined working-class woman and Charlie’s ally in saving the shoe factory. Lauren has had trouble with men but may have found the right man in Charlie. Sings, “The History of Bad Guys;” for Carousel - BILLY BIGELOW: 25-35. Baritone, (B-flat2 to G4). Handsome and charming, Billy is a Carousel barker who attracts all the local women. He is a deeply troubled man whose mistakes cost him his life. Unable to emotionally express himself, he seeks to convey his love for his wife and daughter in the afterlife. Sings, “If I Loved You,” Soliloquy,” and The Highest Judge of All;” JULIE JORDAN: 20s. Soprano (B-flat3 to G5). A shy but headstrong young mill worker, Julie defies the warnings about Billy, falling in love with and marrying him. Despite her affection, she cannot save Billy from his vices and tragedy. Sings, “If I Loved You,” “What’s the Use of Wond’rin?” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone;” CARRIE PIPPERIDGE: 20s. Soprano (C-sharp4 to G5). A sweet-natured mill worker, Carrie’s prudish naiveté provides comic relief for her more serious friend Julie. Her only goal is to marry Enoch Snow. Sings, “Mister Snow,” “When The Children Are Asleep,” and “A Real Nice Clambake;” JIGGER CRAIGIN: 25-35. Baritone (B2–E4). A sleazy whaler who manipulates Billy into committing robbery but is nowhere to be found when plans go awry. Must have a dangerous quality. Sings, “Blow High, Blow Low” and “Stonecutters Cut It On Stone;” NETTIE FOWLER: 35-55. Soprano (C4-G5). Julie’s older and wiser cousin, Nettie owns the local seaside spa and is a motherly figure in the community. She takes in Julie and Billy after they are married and Billy is unemployed. Sings, “June is Bustin’ Out All Over” and “A Real Nice Clambake;” ENOCH SNOW: 30s-40s. Legit tenor (B2–A4). Enoch is a fisherman with a plan to become a tycoon. He intends to marry Carrie and has their whole life planned out. He is a bit stuffy but a family man at heart. Sings, “When The Children Are Asleep” and “Geraniums In The Winder;” for Kiss Me Kate - FRED GRAHAM/PETRUCHIO: 40-50. Baritone (B-flat2 to F-sharp4). He is the actor, producer, and director of the musical The Shrew. Fred has charisma and a big ego. He is Lilli’s ex-husband and much like his character, Petruchio, enjoys sparring with his leading lady. Sings, “Wunderbar,” “Were Thine That Special Face,” and “Where Is The Life I Late Led;” LILLI VANESSI/KATHERINE: 40-50. Soprano (A3 to B-flat5). Lilli is the leading lady and a veteran diva of stage and screen. She is proud and haughty, much like her character, Katherine, in The Shrew. However, she also has a vulnerable side underneath her temper and wit. She is Fred’s ex-wife and engaged to Harrison Howell. Sings, “Wunderbar,” “I Hate Men,” and “So In Love;” BILL CALHOUN/LUCENTIO: 20-30. Baritone (G2-F4). Bill is a magnetic Broadway performer with a gambling problem that always leads to trouble. He loves Lois Lane but can’t trust her around other men. An excellent singer and dancer. Sings, “Why Can’t You Behave” and “We Open in Venice;” LOIS LANE/BIANCA: 20s. Alto belt with musical theatre belt (G3–F5). Lois is a nightclub dancer with dreams of being on Broadway. The consummate ingénue, what she lacks in knowledge she makes up for with her sultry charisma. She is dating Bill but often strays. Sings, “Tom, Dick or Harry” and “Always True To You In My Fashion;” HATTIE: 30s-40s. Alto belt with musical theatre mix (G3 to A-flat5). Hattie is Lilli’s dresser, confidant, and her eyes and ears backstage. She has an ongoing flirtation with Paul. Sings, “Another Op’nin’, Another Show” and “Too Darn Hot;” PAUL: 20s-30s. High baritone (C-sharp to F-sharp4). Paul is Fred’s dresser and his most trusted friend. He remains cool despite all the backstage craziness. Must be an excellent dancer. Sings, “Too Darn Hot;” FIRST MAN: Male, 30s-50s. Baritone (B2–D4). Runyon-like gangster who loves his job and has learned to appreciate Shakespeare after many visits to the prison library. Sings, “Brush Up Your Shakespeare;” SECOND MAN: 30s-50s. Baritone (B2–D4). Like the First Man but a little more the strong, silent type. Sings, “Brush Up Your Shakespeare;” HARRISON HOWELL: Male, 40-60. Baritone (B2–F4). Howell is a decorated and distinguished General of the US Army with political ties to the White House. Engaged to Lilli, he enjoys rigid discipline and patriarchal chauvinism. He does not fit into the backstage world of the theatre. Sings, “From This Moment On;” for Annie - ANNIE: Age 11. Kid belt (A3–G5). Annie is an independent, streetwise orphan who is hopeful for her parents return. Spunky and brave, she causes the most trouble at the orphanage. Annie cares deeply for others and acts as a motherly leader of the orphans. Her vulnerability and hopefulness attracts others to her. Sings, “Maybe,” “Tomorrow” and “I Don’t Need Anything But You;” OLIVER WARBUCKS: 40s-50s. Baritone (B-flat2 to F4). A self-made billionaire, Warbucks made his fortune as a tough industrialist. Obsessed with work, Annie charms him and helps to bring out his warmer, paternal side. Sings, “N.Y.C.” and “I Don’t Need Anything But You;” MISS HANNIGAN: 35-55. Alto belt (E4–D5). Bawdy and cantankerous, Hannigan is desperate and unhappy running an orphanage. Her disdain for children drips off every word she drunkenly utters, which is mostly directed at her nemesis, Annie. Requires an incredible comedic character actress. Sings, “Little Girls,” and “Easy Street;” GRACE FARRELL: 25-35. Alto/soprano mix (B-flat3 to G5). Grace is Warbucks’ smart and loyal personal assistant. Warm and kindhearted, she is the catalyst for Annie meeting Warbucks and becomes a maternal figure for Annie. Sings, “I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here;” ROOSTER HANNIGAN: 30-45. High baritone (B2-G4). Miss Hannigan’s brother, Rooster is a con artist, flashy and self-assured. Along with his girlfriend Lily, he is always thinking up a new con. The role requires a strong comedic actor. Sings, “Easy Street;” LILY ST. REGIS: 30-45. Character soprano ( – G5). Lily is Rooster’s partner in crime. Bubbly and silly, she is a typical airhead but focused when money is involved. Sings, “Easy Street;” MOLLY: Age 6. Kid belt to F5. She is the youngest of the orphans. Sings, “It’s a Hard Knock Life” and “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile (Reprise);” PEPPER: Age 12. Kid belt to F5. She is the toughest girl of the orphanage. Sings, “It’s a Hard Knock Life” and “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile (Reprise);” DUFFY: Age 13. Kid belt to F5. She is the oldest of the orphans. Sings, “It’s a Hard Knock Life” and “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile (Reprise);” JULY: Age 13. Kid belt to F5. She is the quietest of the orphans. Sings, “It’s a Hard Knock Life” and “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile (Reprise);” TESSIE: Age 10. Kid belt to F5. She is the crybaby of the orphanage. Sings, “It’s a Hard Knock Life” and “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile (Reprise),” kid belt to F5; KATE: Age 7. Kid belt to F5. She is the second youngest of the orphans. Sings, “It’s a Hard Knock Life” and “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile (Reprise);” for Spamalot - KING ARTHUR: 30s-60s. Baritone (G2–E4). Arthur is the King of England and is tasked with finding the Holy Grail, setting him forth on a quest and prompting him to form the Knights of the Roundtable. Sings, “King Arthur’s Song” and “I’m All Alone;” SIR ROBIN: Male, 30s-40s. Baritone (C3–E4). A Knight of the Roundtable. Ironically called “Sir Robin the Brave,” though he couldn’t be more cowardly. Joins the Knights for the singing and dancing. Also, plays GUARD 1 and BROTHER MAYNARD, a long-winded monk. Sings, “You Won’t Succeed on Broadway;” SIR LANCELOT d/b/a LANCE: 30s-40s. Baritone (B-flat3 to E4). A Knight of the Roundtable. He is fearless to a bloody fault but through a twist of fate, discovers his ‘softer side’. This actor must be great with character voices and accents, as he plays THE FRENCH TAUNTER, an arrogant, condescending, over-the-top Frenchman; the KNIGHT OF NI, an absurd, cartoonish leader of a peculiar group of Knights; and TIM THE ENCHANTER, a ghostly being with a Scottish accent. Sings, “He is Not Dead Yet” and “His Name Is Lancelot;” PATSY: 30s-40s. High baritone (B2–F4). King Arthur’s horse and servant. Underappreciated and always longing for King Arthur’s approval. Actor must be a good and funny physical mover with some tap dancing. Also plays MAYOR, a jolly red-faced man who advertises the merits of his hometown and the drunken, useless GUARD 2. Sings, “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life;” SIR GALAHAD: 30s. Tenor (B2–F4). A Knight of the Roundtable. Begins as Dennis, a lower class ‘mud gatherer’ who becomes knighted and transforms into the dashing Sir Galahad. Also plays PRINCE HERBERT’s FATHER, a wealthy, brutish Yorkshire man at odds with his sensitive son, and THE BLACK KNIGHT who is always ready to duel despite multiple injuries. Sings, “The Song That Goes Like This;” THE LADY OF THE LAKE: 20s-30s. Soprano/alto mix w/ full belt (E3 to F-sharp5). A Diva: Strong, beautiful, and possesses mystical powers. The leading lady of the show, she is modeled both physically and vocally after the greatest female pop vocalists of our time. Sings, “Find Your Grail” and “The Diva’s Lament;” THE FOLLOWING ROLES ARE PLAYED BY THE SAME ACTOR: Tenor (A2–G4). Characters are 20s-30s. HISTORIAN: A Tweedy academic; NOT DEAD FRED: A sickly little fellow who, despite other’s beliefs, claims he is “not yet dead;” FRENCH GUARD: The condemnatory French sidekick to the French Taunter; MINSTREL: In Sir Robin’s band; PRINCE HERBERT: The hopeful and frilly prince who loves to sing and pines for his love atop a tower. Sings, “Where Are You?” and “His Name is Lancelot;” for The Color Purple - CELIE: 20s-30s. Soprano/alto mix and high chest range (E3–G5). She is at times vulnerable, spirited, and introspective but also carries a strength that guides her through life’s troubles. An observer, Celie can come across as passive but possesses a strong, hard soul. She believes she is unattractive due to years of mistreatment until she breaks away to find love and independence. Sings, “What About Love” and “I Am Here;” NETTIE: 20s-30s. Soprano/alto mix (F3–A4). Celie’s sister, Nettie is attractive, adventurous and educated. She shares a deep bond with her sister that remains even when Mister forces her to leave Celie and cuts off their communication for years. Sings, “Our Prayer;” MISTER: 30s-40s. High baritone (G2 to A-flat4). Mister, whose real name is Albert, is a handsome and domineering man capable of brutal behavior. He is married to Celie, abuses her, and has an ongoing affair with Shug. He also is a victim of his circumstances and eventually softens. Sings, “Big Dog” and “Mister’s Song;” SOFIA: 30s-40s. Alto (E3–D5). A force to be reckoned with, Sofia does not let anyone mistreat her. Larger framed, she is comfortable with her body and very sensual. Sofia has a wicked sense of humor and a tender side that she tries to hide. She dominates her husband Harpo. Sings, “Hell No!” and “Any Little Thing;” HARPO: 20s-30s. High baritone (F-sharp2 to A-flat4). Mister’s son, Harpo is good-hearted but often confused about the things going on around him. He represents the new generation. He is unable to get his wife Sofia to obey him the way Celie obeys Mister. Sings, “Brown Betty” and “Any Little Thing;” SHUG AVERY: 30s-40s. Alto (E3 to E-flat5). A popular star, Shug is independent and dynamic. She is straightforward and extremely attractive. Loved by both Celie and Mister, she helps Celie find her voice. Her beauty masks her frailty. Sings, “Push Da Button” and “What About Love?”; SQUEAK: 20s-30s. Character soprano (E4 to G-flat5). Squeak gets her name from her small stature and voice. Giddy and flirtatious, she is Harpo’s waitress at the juke joint and lover. She tries to go toe-to-toe with Sofia but cannot match her in strength. Sings, “Brown Betty.” Equity Chorus Calls Jan 24 at 10AM for Equity female singers & 2:30PM for Equity male singers; Jan 28 at 10AM for Equity female dancers who sing and Jan 29 at 10AM for Equity male dancers who sing at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 12th Fl, New York City NY 10018; Room 1201, 1204 for holding on Jan. 24; Room 1214 Room 1212 for holding for Jan. 28; Room 1214 Room 1212 for holding for Jan. 29). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Singers: Prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song that shows range and is appropriate for the season. Singing material from the shows listed is acceptable and encouraged. Bring sheet music in your key as an accompanist will be provided. Dancers: All will dance first. Come prepared with sheet music to sing 16 bars in your key if asked. Singing material from the shows listed is acceptable and encouraged. An accompanist will be provided. Each production has different dance requirements. We are seeking dancers that excel in ballet, jazz, and/or tap; acro/tumbling is a plus. Broadway At Music Circus actively solicits women and minorities for non-traditional casting opportunities. There are eight performances in each playing week. Equity performers of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to attend. Broadway At Music Circus actively solicits women and minorities for non-traditional casting opportunities.

 

The POST PLAYHOUSE SUMMER STOCK 5 SHOW REP SEASON – JAN. 25 - Post Playhouse is casting the Summer Stock 5 Show Rep Season including: Cats, Damn Yankees, Church Basement Ladies, Annie, and Catch Me if You Can. The Post Playhouse is a professional Summer Stock Theatre located on Fort Robinson State Park in the NW corner of Nebraska on the borders of Wyoming and South Dakota. We produce five musicals in rotating rep for a 14-week season. Each Actor will perform in four of the five shows. Rehearsals begin May 11; first fun begins May 29-Aug. 16, 2020 (additional shows opening on the following Fridays. Note: Once all shows are up and running, we perform 7-10 shows a week, but no actor will be in all of these performances) in Sarasota NE. Competitive salary based on experience. Seeking—Actor Tracks (Lead): All Genders, 20+, we perform in true rep; actors perform in four of the five shows; check the performance calendar on our website. Apply through Backstage or by submitting to auditions@postplayhouse.com Submit a headshot, resume, and video link. Based on these submissions-appointments will be made for our NYC auditions on Jan. 25 by appointment only. We will accept video submissions from actors on tour. Bring a standard 32-bar cut and a pop/contemporary 32-bar cut. If you are called back that day you will be asked to dance later that afternoon. For more information, visit www.postplayhouse.com.

 

'MONTY PYTHON's SPAMALOT' – JAN. 25 – HOUSTON - Stageworks Theatre is casting the musical Monty Python's Spamalot. Production runs Apr. 17-May 10 in Houston TX. Some pay. Seeking—Various Roles; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Male & Female, 18+. Audition by appointment Jan 25 at Stageworks Theatre (10760 Grant Road, Houston TX 77070). Seeking talent from Houston TX. To sign up, visit https://airtable.com/shr4ThvZ2oAvAmuJv Prepare one- to two- minutes of an upbeat, musical comedy selection and be prepared to act it as well. Song selections from the show are acceptable. An accompanist and music player will be provided; no a cappella auditions. All characters have British accents, so be prepared to sing and read in this accent. It is to your advantage to be very familiar with the music from the show and the movie. We would prefer you do not perform with sheet music in your hand – we’d rather see you tell a story. Dance: There is a dance portion to this audition that will assess your movement level. We are looking for tappers, so please bring your tap shoes if you own some. Also, please wear appropriate clothing for dance/movement, so that we can see your best physicality.

 

EQUITY, ALABAMA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL – JAN. 25 – MONTGOMERY - Alabama Shakespeare Festival is casting Equity actor-singers for two shows as part of the Festival. Shows include: Cinderella (Rehearsals begin May 20; runs June 19-July 12) and Million Dollar Quartet (Rehearsals begin July 15; runs Aug. 7-23). Shows rehearse and run in Montgomery AL. Pays $899/wk. Equity LORT Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: 18+; for Million Dollar Quartet - ELVIS – 20s; male; actor-singer-guitar player to portray Elvis in his 20s at the beginning of his career. Must be familiar with his music and able to play guitar; should sound and look somewhat like Elvis without being an “impersonator.” Please prepare an Elvis Presley song (or a song in that style or from the era) and accompany yourself on the guitar. In the production, Elvis sings: “Memories Are Made Of This,” “That’s All Right,” “Long Tall Sally,” “Peace In The Valley,” “Party,” and “Hound Dog;” JERRY LEE LEWIS – 20s-early 30s; male; actor-singer-pianist; he was rock ‘n’ 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. Please prepare a Jerry Lee Lewis song (or song in that style or from the era) and accompany yourself on the piano. In the production, Jerry Lee Lewis sings: “Real Wild Child,” “Great Balls Of Fire,” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On;” CARL PERKINS – mid 20s; male; 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. Please prepare a Carl Perkins or Elvis Presley song (or song in that style from that era) and accompany yourself on the guitar. An amp will be provided. In the production, Carl Perkins sings: “Matchbox,” “Who Do You Love?,” “My Babe,” and “See You Later, Alligator;” JOHNNY CASH – late 20s-late 30s; male; actor-singer-guitar player to portray Johnny Cash at the dawn of his epic career. Must be familiar with his music and able to play guitar; tall; should sound and look somewhat like Johnny without being an “impersonator.” Please prepare a Johnny Cash song (or song in that style from that era) and accompany yourself on the guitar. In the production, Johnny Cash sings: “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Sixteen Tons,” “I Walk The Line,” and “Riders In The Sky;” DYANNE – 20s-early 30s; ALL ETHNICITIES ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION. Excellent actor and singer; she was an aspiring singer and Elvis’s girlfriend; ahead of her time and assertive, she’s a great singer with a wide range; sings solos and back-up throughout the show; sings “Fever” in her alto range and covers the high soprano part of “Riders In The Sky” (Johnny Cash song); for the auditions, actors will be asked to prepare a song from the era. In the production, Dyanne sings “Fever” and “I Hear You Knockin’;” for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella - ELLA (Cinderella) (Female, 20s, Soprano, Any Ethnicity) Kind-hearted beauty with an infectious generosity of spirit. Though she has been flying under the radar she comes fully into herself as an articulate dynamic woman with a great deal to say Traditional musical theatre soprano; TOPHER (Male, 20s–early 30s, Baritone, Any Ethnicity) The prince of the kingdom leads with heroic bravado but deeply naïve and not always quick on the draw. In search of his purpose. His kindhearted nature spills into an endearing goofiness at times. Light comedic touch essential. Soaring, rich musical theatre baritone to G; MADAME (Female, Late 40s–50s, Mezzo-Soprano, Any Ethnicity) Ella’s selfish stepmother. A vain and tyrannical climber. Deeply concerned with status and image and entirely dismissive of her stepdaughter. Comic timing essential. Traditional musical theatre character voice; GABRIELLE (Female, 20s–30s, Mezzo-Soprano, Any Ethnicity) Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Begins aligned with her materialistic mother and sister but her kindness and thoughtful nature emerge as she is affected by Ella and love interest John-Michel. Perhaps a bit quirky and cut from a different mold than the social climbers around her. Comic timing is essential. Strong and expressive traditional musical theatre voice; CHARLOTTE (Female, Late 20s–30s, Mezzo-Soprano, Any Ethnicity) Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Deeply self-involved, attention seeker. Loud, brash and delights in being cocky. Lacks self-awareness and often the last one in on the joke. Excellent comic timing required. Traditional musical theatre character belt to F; MARIE (Female, 40s–60s, Soprano, Any Ethnicity) First presents as a bag lady but is revealed as Ella’s fairy godmother in disguise. Warm with a spark of wackiness she lifts the magic in the show and highlights what is possible! Soaring traditional musical theatre soprano to G; JEAN MICHEL (Male, 20s–30s, Any Ethnicity) An enthusiastic revolutionary determined to make a difference. Energized and on his way to becoming a leader. Great comic timing. Traditional musical theatre voice; SEBASTIAN (Male, 40s–60s, Any Ethnicity) Topher’s Lord Chancellor. He actively shields the Prince from what is occurring in his kingdom and revels in maintaining his own power. Disregarding villagers in need he is primarily concerned with preserving the wealthy and the reach of his power. Fantastic comic timing essential. Traditional musical theatre character voice; LORD PINKELTON (Male, 30s–50s, Tenor, Any Ethnicity) Sebastian’s second-in- command and the herald for all balls and events. Announces royal balls, banquets and even the weather. Excellent comic timing is essential. Traditional musical theatre tenor. Equity Principal Audition Jan 25 from 8AM-4PM (lunch 12noon-1pm) at Alabama Shakespeare Festival (1 Festival Dr., rehearsal hall B, Montgomery AL, 36117). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For an appointment, visit: asf.net/auditions or email auditions@asf.net. Preparation notes and sides available at asf.net/auditions. Cinderella: Prepare one contemporary monologue (two minutes or less) and 16 bars of music. Million Dollar Quartet: Prepare the sides listed for the role you are auditioning for and a song (see character breakdown for details). 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.

 

'LOVE IS WHAT?' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 25 - LProductions is casting Love is What? Synopsis: Watching your children turn into adults is an awesome and complexed experience. As a woman, your maternal instinct isn’t a switch that you can automatically turn off and on especially when you watch your children's lives swing into chaos. Love is What?, is about the lives of two senior-citizen sisters who deal with the issues of their adult daughters. This musical is where the theatrical stage and the lives of the audience meet. It speaks to the heart of real-life circumstances. The audience will sit in awe as dialogue and the merging of the music becomes the perfect blend. Rehearsal begin January 25; runs TBD in Rahway NJ. Pays $250 per performance. Seeking—“Sophia Carter” (Supporting): Female, 45-58, although she's 68, she feels she's 35; never married and she doesn't have children; she's a floozy, a man chaser and sassy but not classy; she tends to disrespect her older sisters and thinks she's still hot!; “Cheryl Smith” (Lead): Female, 29-42, is Louise’s daughter and Sylvia’s sister; Cheryl is delusional and thinks the world revolves around her; she crosses boundaries with family members and as far as her personal life, she can’t keep her legs closed; she’s having an affair with Calvin, her cousin Rose’s husband; character must be able to sing very well; “Mrs. Sylvia Beavers” (Lead): Female, 30-40, Louise’s daughter and Cheryl’s sister; married to Andrew and has a son Andrew, Jr.; she’s subdued, matronly, submissive and has low self-esteem; Sylvia has been in a mentally and physically abusive marriage with her husband Andrew for over 20 years; unfortunately, because she’s been absorbed with the dysfunctional status of her marriage, she’s neglected the needs of her son, Andrew, Jr.; “Calvin Daniels” (Supporting): Male, 40-50, husband of Rose and father of two daughters; Calvin brings whoremongering to a new level; he's been married to his wife Rose for nine years and has eight affairs; he’s having an affair with his wife's cousin Cheryl; this character must, I mean must have swag and be able to sing; “Pastor Sur Nuf” (Supporting): Male, 34-50, must be able to bring the “preach” and “hoop” to the stage; this character must be animated and able to sing his butt off; “Derrick Harris” (Supporting): Male, 41-53, saditty, cool and collective, Derrick is married to Loretta for 18 years and they have two sons; he is the conscious of the gentlemen and a honorable, devoted husband with Christian values. Apply via backstage.com or visit the casting company. Include video with your submission. Phone conference first before we set dates for audition.

 

2020 SEASON GENERALS – JAN. 25, 26, FEB. 2 & 3 – OAK PARK - Echo Theater Collective is casting the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Shows in 2020, in Oak Park IL. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): 18+. Auditions by appointment Jan 25 from 7PM-9PM, Jan 26 from 7PM-9PM, Feb 2 from 7PM-9PM and Feb 3 from 7PM-9PM at Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church (405 S. Euclid Ave., Oak Park IL 60302). For Hedwig and the Angry Inch, please prepare a short monologue (dramatic or comedic) and 16 bars of a song (any genre) to be performed a capella, with a prepared track, or with an accompanist, which will be provided. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company. For more info, download their Audition Packet and fill out our Google Form at: [Pending Approval]. Filling out the form isn't necessary for your audition but will help speed up the process.

 

'MJ The MUSICAL,' BROADWAY – JAN. 25 & FEB. 1 – THREE LOCATIONS - Telsey + Company, casting is casting MJ, a new musical coming to Broadway. Actors are being sought for Broadway stage roles as well as to understudy and must possess the singing and dancing chops for the role of Michael Jackson at various stages of his life, including young performers to play Michael Jackson at age 10. Rehearsal dates TBD; previews begin July 6; show opens Aug. 13 in NYC. Seeking—“Michael Jackson:” to play Michael Jackson at age 10; “Michael Jackson:” 18-30. Open Casting Calls Jan 25 from 10AM-1PM at Telsey + Company (1501 Broadway, Suite #510, New York City NY 10036; must bring ID to enter bldg.); Jan 25 from 12NOON-3PM at Sheraton Atlanta Hotel (165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303) and Feb 1 from 9AM-1PM at Screenland Studios (10501 Burbank Boulevard, North Hollywood CA 91601). Seeking talent from Chicago IL; Detroit MI; Philadelphia PA; Atlanta GA; New York City NY; North Hollywood CA; Washingto, DC. Email audition@mjthemusical.com for audition info. Find more information at www.mjthemusical.com.

'The THEORY Of RELATIVITY' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 26 - Bridgetown Conservatory of Musical Theatre is casting a new musical by Neil Bertram and Brian Hill, The Theory of Relativity. Rehearsals begin April 2020, in Portland OR. No pay. Seeking—All Roles (Supporting): All Genders, 12-19. Seeking talent from Portland OR. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the theatre.

MARIN SHAKESPEARE 2020 SEASON – JAN. 26 & 27 – SAN RAFAEL - Marin Shakespeare Company is casting Equity actors and actor-singers for the 2020 Season including: Troilus And Cressida, Monty Python's Spamalot, and Romeo And Juliet. Season runs June 2-Sept. 27 in San Rafael CA. Previous Minimum $513/wk. Equity LOA/LORT Agreement pending. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: All Genders, 18+. Equity Principal Audition AEA by appointment Jan 26 from 1PM-10PM and Jan 27 from 1PM-10PM at Marin Shakespeare Company (514 4th St., San Rafael CA 94901). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare two contrasting monologues, at least one Shakespeare. Musical Theatre actors should prepare to sing a song; bring sheet music in your key, no charts, for the accompanist. AEA members can visit our website to sign up for an audition appointment. Phone 415/499-4488 with any questions. For more info, visit www.marinshakespeare.org. Actors may be hired for one, two, or three productions. Actors of color are strongly encouraged to audition.

'GHOST The MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 28 - Riverside Center for the Performing Arts is casting Ghost, The Musical. Synopsis: Ghost, a timeless fantasy about the power of love. Molly is in grave danger when a mugging while walking back to their apartment one-night leaves Sam dying in the street. Unable to leave Molly in need, Sam is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next. With the help of a questionable storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, Sam tries to communicate with Molly and protect her from harm. A modern musical production with book and lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin; music by Dave Stewart (of the band the Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard (of Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill). Based on the hit 1990 romantic drama film of the same name starring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze. Rehearsals begin early May 2020; tech rehearsals June 29-July 7; runs July 8-Aug. 30 in Fredericksburg VA. AEA Guest Artist contracts for some roles. Seeking—“Sam Wheat” (Lead): in love with his long-term girlfriend, Molly; Murdered suddenly; must come to terms with his death and find his killer; strong actor and vocalist; should move well and have experience in stage combat; guitar skills a plus; gender: Male; age range: 30-40; vocal range: G-sharp to B-flat (Pop/Rock Tenor with high belt); “Molly Jensen” (Lead): an artist living in New York City with her boyfriend, Sam, until he's murdered; must help Sam avenge his death; strong actor and vocalist with a wide range; gender: female; age range: 25-35; vocal range: G3 to E-flat5 (pop/rock with strong belt); “Oda Mae Brown” (Understudy Only): spiritual advisor with a questionable background; larger-than-life character, great comedic timing, and a big heart; gender: female; age range: 35-45; vocal range: Ab3 to F5; Carl Bruner (Lead): Sam’s best friend; has hidden unsavory motives; strong actor with a wide range; stage combat experience a plus; gender: male; age range: 30-40; vocal range: E-flat3 to A4; Subway Ghost/Orlando Jones/Ensemble (Supporting): Male 25-40, aggressive ghost who eventually aids Sam in learning about his powers in the afterlife; extremely physical role that must be able to embody a large imposing force; stage combat and physicality/movement experience preferred; experience with rap is helpful; Willie Lopez/Ensemble (Supporting): hired by Carl Bruner to steal Sam Wheat’s wallet, which results in Sam’s murder; must be able to portray menacing and dangerous. Stage combat experience a plus; gender: male; age range: 25-35; Clara/Ortisha Jones/First Nun/Ensemble (Supporting): works with Oda Mae at her spiritual shop; comedic actress with a strong voice; gender: female; age range: 25-40; vocal range: C4 to G5; Louise/Officer Wallace/Ensemble (Supporting): works with Oda Mae at her spiritual shop; comedic actress with a strong voice; Officer Wallace - Detective investigating Sam Wheat’s murder case; gender: female; age range: 25-40; vocal range: F3-G5; Mrs. Santiago/Bank Officer/Second Nun/Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): ensemble; gender: female; age range: 35-45; Hospital Ghost/Lionel Ferguson/Ensemble (Supporting): first ghost Sam meets following his death; strong actor and vocalist preferred; gender: male; age range: 35-50; vocal range: C3 to A4. Seeking talent from Fredericksburg VA area. Prepare 32 bars from or in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to read from the script if asked. Bring a headshot and a résumé. AEA Guest Artist contracts for some roles. All ethnicities considered and encouraged to audition. All appointments will be scheduled via e-mail. Contact the Company Manager via e-mail for appointments. If you are unable to attend auditions, video submissions are strongly encouraged (with a headshot, résumé, and video link/s) to companymanager@riversidedt.com. To schedule an audition appointment, e-mail the Company Manager via e-mail at companymanager@riversidedt.com with the subject line “RC Audition Appointment Request”. Include your headshot, resume, and a link to your website in your request e-mail. Incomplete audition requests will not be processed. To submit a video audition, e-mail the Company Manager via e-mail at companymanager@riversidedt.com with the subject line “RC Video Submission [Your Gender] – [Your Name]”. Include your headshot, resume, a YouTube or Vimeo link to your video submission, and the name(s) of the production you are submitting for in your submission e-mail. Any questions, or concerns, contact Company Manager, James Davis via e-mail at companymanager@riversidedt.com. For more audition info, visit http://www.riversidedt.com/auditions

'REVOLUTION CHICAGO' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 29 - Revolution Chicago is casting Revolution Chicago, a lighthearted story about a genre of music that grew out from the streets for Chicago, House Music. Rehearsals begin the week of Jan. 6 in Chicago IL; runs TBD. Seeking—“Juan Tovar” (Supporting): Male, 18-35, a Latino Man in his 20s; Juan is a fan of music; he keeps on top of the up and coming trends and passes records to Chicago's DJs to help drive sales to his record shop; Juan is easy going, intelligent and chimes in on Mickey’s crazy humor; “DJ Sam” (Supporting): Female, 18-35, a Woman her 20s; Sam is an inspiring DJ; she chimes in and has her colorful takes on the goings on with other DJs; although she looks up to the guys, she knows that her talent will someday be an inspiration for female DJs. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. Apply via backstage.com or visit http://www.revolutionchi.com Submit resume and photo with submission. Actors wanted for the forthcoming Musical Revolution Chicago. We are looking for all nationalities as the cast is diverse.

EQUITY, 'WEST SIDE STORY' – JAN. 29 - Flat Rock Playhouse is casting Equity singers and dancers for West Side Story. Arthur Laurents, book; Leonard Bernstein, music; Stephen Sondheim, lyrics; Rehearsals begin June 23; runs July 17- Aug. 15, 2020 in Flat Rock NC. Pays $834/wk. Equity CORST Agreement. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers-Dancers (Chorus/Ensemble): All Genders, 18+. Equity Chorus Call Jan 29 at 9:30AM for Equity male singers & Equity female dancers & 2PM for Equity female singers & Equity male dancers at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W 46th St., 16th Fl., New York City NY 10036). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Singers: Prepare 16 bars of a song appropriate to the season. Bring picture and resume. Dancers: Be warmed up and prepared to dance to music from the show. Women wear heels. Men wear whatever shoe you feel comfortable moving in. Music Theatre/Jazz style choreo. Bring picture and resume. Seeking strong actors/singers/dancers for the ensemble. Casting a diverse company. Performers of all ethnicities, genders, and backgrounds are encouraged to audition. Lisa Bryant (artistic dir.) Matthew Glover (choreo.) and Ethan Andersen/MD are all expected to be present in the room for the ECC's.

'A CHORUS LINE' – JAN. 29 - Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is casting non-Equity male and female dancer-singers who to play and/or understudy principals for a Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival of Center Valley PA production of A Chorus Line. Seeking fit dancers with strong technical dance ability who are also strong singers. Rehearsals begin May 18; closes June 28. Six-week gig. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Center Valley PA. PSF is 90 miles from NYC. Pays $375/wk. Housing provided. EMC points available. Seeking—Aspiring Broadway Dancers Who Sing (Chorus/Ensemble): All Genders, 18-30, fit dancers with strong technical dance ability who are also strong singers. Open Casting Call Jan 29 from 9:30AM-1PM for Non-Equity female dancer-singers & 2PM-5PM for Non-Equity male dancer-singers at Ripley Grier Studios (520 8th Ave, New York City NY 10001). Wear standard dance attire. Actors will dance first and may be asked to stay to sing, and/or sing/read from the score. Prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song. Bring sheet music for your song; an accompanist will be provided. Bring shoes appropriate for the role you seek and a photo/resume stapled together. Sign-up begins at 9AM. For more info, visit http://pashakespeare.org

EQUITY, 'CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES' and 'WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS' – JAN. 30 – CHICAGO - Fireside Theatre is casting Equity actor-singers for Church Basement Ladies (Rehearsals begin Mar. 30; runs Apr. 16-May 31) and What Happens In Vegas (Rehearsals begin May 18; runs June 4-July 19). Season runs in Fort Atkinson WI. Pays $ 699/wk. Equity Dinner Theatre Fireside Dinner Theatre Agreement. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: All Genders, 18+; for Church Basement Ladies - MRS GILMER GILMERSON (MAVIS): late 40’s - late 50’s and is a farmer’s wife and a grandmother. She is the most physical comedienne of the three ladies because of her “jump in and work” attitude. She appears rather disheveled even when dressed up for a wedding. She is somewhat butch, but not gay. Everyone loves her. The lowest of the voices – Low – A flat below middle C. High - D, a major 9th above middle C; for What Happens In Vegas - Young, attractive, energetic men and women of all races and ethnic groups who can sing in various styles of rock, pop, and standards; who can handle comedy; and can work well with audiences. Equity Principal Audition AEA by appointment Jan 30 from 10AM-5:30PM (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity Association (Chicago Member Center, 557 W Randolph St., 1st Fl., Chicago IL 60661; Dial 011 at front door for entry.). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. CBL 4: Prepare a short song in a classic Broadway style. Vegas: Prepare a short rock or pop song from the 50’s – today and a short standard from the 50’s or 60’s. Members may sign up through the Member Portal on Jan. 23 at 12NOON.

'SMOKE On The MOUNTAIN' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 31 - Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre is casting Smoke On The Mountain, a popular gospel musical featuring two dozen rousing bluegrass songs played and sung by the Sanders Family, a traveling group making its return to performing after a five-year hiatus. Compensation TBD. Seeking—“Mervin Oglethorpe” (Lead): 21-38, pastor of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, late 20s; all parts must be able to sing, act, and play at least one of the following instruments: banjo; piano; upright bass; fiddle; guitar; mandolin; ukulele; harmonica; bonus points: ability to play the autoharp for Vera Sanders; ability to play the accordion for Mervin Oglethorpe; “Burl Sanders” (Lead): 35-55, father, 40s; all parts must be able to sing, act, and play at least one of the following instruments: banjo; piano; upright bass; fiddle; guitar; mandolin; ukulele; harmonica; bonus points: ability to play the autoharp for Vera Sanders; ability to play the accordion for Mervin Oglethorpe; “Vera Sanders” (Lead): 30-55, mother, 40s; all parts must be able to sing, act, and play at least one of the following instruments: banjo; piano; upright bass; fiddle; guitar; mandolin; ukulele; harmonica; bonus points: ability to play the autoharp for Vera Sanders; ability to play the accordion for Mervin Oglethorpe; “Stanley Sanders” (Lead): 38-58, uncle, late 40s; all parts must be able to sing, act, and play at least one of the following instruments: banjo; piano; upright bass; fiddle; guitar; mandolin; ukulele; harmonica; bonus points: ability to play the autoharp for Vera Sanders; ability to play the accordion for Mervin Oglethorpe; “Dennis Sanders” (Lead): 17; all parts must be able to sing, act, and play at least one of the following instruments: banjo; piano; upright bass; fiddle; guitar; mandolin; ukulele; harmonica; bonus points: ability to play the autoharp for Vera Sanders; ability to play the accordion for Mervin Oglethorpe; “Denise Sanders” (Lead): 17; all parts must be able to sing, act, and play at least one of the following instruments: banjo; piano; upright bass; fiddle; guitar; mandolin; ukulele; harmonica; bonus points: ability to play the autoharp for Vera Sanders; ability to play the accordion for Mervin Oglethorpe. For details visit: https://earlsmithstrand.org/about/auditions/ Seeking talent from Marietta, Atlanta GA.

PARALLEL 45 THEATRE SUMMER SEASON 2020 – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 31 - Parallel 45 Theatre is casting the 2020 five-week season festival which will host a five-week season featuring four shows in rotating repertory in their outdoor theatre at the Civic Center Park. The 2020 season includes: The Sound of Music, a disobedient take on Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Hedwig & the Angry Inch, and a newly devised production for young audiences under P45’s new program YouthQuake under the direction of Jesse Jou. Arrive June 14; first rehearsal June 16 (Tues.-Sun., 9am-6pm); runs July 2-Aug. 2 in Traverse City MI. Company states: "The 2020 P45 company will include Equity Guest Artist contract and seven non-equity contracts. Parallel 45 Theatre’s Apprentice Program will bring six early-career professional actors from training programs across the country to work with the company. Non-Union: $500 a week, single room dorm housing within walking distance to theatre with a $200 travel reimbursement. Apprentices receive $1000 stipend for the summer, housing, and a $200 travel reimbursement." Seeking—“Captain Von Trapp” (Lead): Male, 30-50, male identified, actor, strong singer. Baritone A2-C4, The Captain sings down to a F-sharp2 briefly; “Maria” (Lead): Female, 18+, female identified, actress, strong singer, dancer. Mezzo-Soprano B3 to G-flat5. Will double as Yitzak in Hedwig & The Angry Inch;" “Mother Abbess” (Supporting): Female, 18+, male, female or non-binary identifying, actor, strong singer, strong dancer Soprano B3 to A-flat5 but willing to adjust the music for a high tenor. Will double as ensemble in "The Crucible;" “Max Detweiller” (Supporting): Male, 18+, actor, singer, dancer Baritone C3-E4 Max sings briefly up to F4; “Baroness Elsa Schraeder” (Supporting): Female, 18+, strong actress, singer, dancer, Mezzo-Soprano C4-G5. Elsa sings briefly up to B5; Various (Chorus/Ensemble): All Genders, 18+, Sister Berthe & Others (The Sound of Music)/Ensemble (The Crucible) male, female or non-binary identifying, actor, singer, dancer, Mezzo-Soprano B3-D5 but willing to adjust the music for lower voices; Sister Sophia & Others (The Sound of Music)/Ensemble (The Crucible) male, female or non-binary identifying, actor, singer, dancer, Mezzo-Soprano B3 to E-flat5 but willing to adjust the music for lower voices; Sister Margaretta & Others (The Sound of Music)/Ensemble (The Crucible) male, female or non-binary identifying, actor, singer, dancer, Mezzo-Soprano B3-F5 but willing to adjust the music for lower voices; Chorus & Others (The Sound of Music)/Ensemble (YouthQuake). One actor-singer-dancer male, female or non-binary identifying. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. Casting Notice: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1in-mrm7SyUJf6ieNu3f-I0Wxl5op0zLdFnw_6QAH0uk/edit Audition Submission Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLKW6KWKWX1ihi6ft85JC9BUYWZunzeMzNZbx8NZu0466uwQ/viewform Apprentices must be at least 17 years of age at the time of contract start. Apprentice contracts are solely for rising high school seniors and college Freshman.

'REFLECTIONS' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 31 - Vince Gau, writer, is casting a transgender woman of color (African American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, etc.) and a cisgender female to sing on a demo track for Reflections, a musical in the works. Balint Varga, composer; Synopsis: Reflection is the story of Anne, a sophomore in college, who isn’t sure where she’s going in life. She meets Christian, a stranger in a café, who claims that he knows she is unsatisfied with her world, and unhappy in her relationship with her girlfriend, Celia. Unable to be convinced that she is miserable, Anne attempts to move on with her life. Her religious, conservative parents, however, make it feel almost impossible for her to live day-to-day without feeling judgement. Then she meets Iris, a transgender woman of color whose wisdom and smart mouth radiates role model status. Her positivity and upbeat energy inspires Anne. Production states: "Based on real events, 'Reflections' is an intricate story that will entertain, inspire, and educate all that it touches." Pay TBD. Late January in NYC. Compensation TBD. Low budget production. Reel provided. Credits when released. Seeking—“Iris” (Lead): Transgender Female, 18-40, D3-A4; transgender woman of color. Vibrant and outgoing role model for the lead character Anne. She has been through it all, but still keeps a positive attitude. Wise old soul, but young and full of energy; “Anne” (Lead): Female, 18-30, Alto/Soprano 2. Please send a 16-32 bar cut of any song of your choice. Anne is the lead role of the show. Intrusive, introverted, wants to break free. Prepare a 16-32 bar cut of a contemporary/pop/R&B song to sing for audition reel. Apply via backstage.com

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

2020 TEXAS SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL AUDITIONS – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 4 - Texas Shakespeare Festival is seeking a company of actors for the Texas Shakespeare Festival's 35th season, the theater is a non-Equity, not-for-profit, summer repertory company located in Kilgore TX. Season includes: The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Book of Will, Romeo and Juliet and The Bridges of Madison County. Rehearses May 16-June 24; opens June 25 - 28; runs in repertory July 2-26 (Thurs.-Sun., two shows per day); closing dates July 25-26; season closes July 28, all in the Van Cliburn Auditorium/Anne Dean Turk Fine Arts Center on the campus of Kilgore College, Kilgore TX. For actors cast in three shows, pays a $3,500 salary (minus taxes and 7.25% retirement plan payment, that can be cashed out on completion of contract), plus single dorm room, 14 meals/week, and $350 travel reimbursement. For acting interns cast in three shows and the children's show, pays a $1,250 salary (minus taxes and 7.25% retirement plan payment, that can be cashed out after completion of contract), plus double dorm room, and 14 meals/wk. All company members are hired as part-time employees of Kilgore College; actors are placed on a ten-week contract (May 15 - July 29) and must arrive on May 15. Seeking—Actor Who Sings: Male, 21-60, to be cast in The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Book of Will, The Bridges Of Madison County; Actor Who Sings: Male, 21-60, to be cast in The Book of Will, Romeo and Juliet and The Bridges of Madison County; Actors Who Sing (2): Male, 21-60, to be cast in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Romeo and Juliet and The Bridges of Madison County; Actor Who Sings: Female, 22-60, to be cast in The Book of Will, Romeo and Juliet and The Bridges of Madison County; Actors Who Sing (2): Female, 22-60, to be cast in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Romeo and Juliet and The Bridges of Madison County; Actor Who Sings: Female, 27-45, to be cast in The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Book of Will and The Bridges of Madison County. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). For consideration, submit headshot, resume, and a link to your video audition using TSF Audition Submission Form at www.texasshakespeare.com/actors Your taped audition video should include two Shakespearean monologues, one of which must be in verse (do not link to clips from performances or reels); one optional monologue from a contemporary play or a play with heightened language (Moliere, Shaw, Sheridan, etc); at least 32 bars of an appropriate song (note: do not sing a cappella; you must include some form of accompaniment; if you do not have taped accompaniment, downloadable tracks are available at http://www,texasshakespeare.com/actors); a brief "interview," and both a close-up and a full-body shot to provide an accurate and current image of your appearance.

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

'HERSTORY' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 17 - Dawn Lau Dance Company is casting for HERstory, conceived and written by Dawn Ward-Lau. Production states: "Join Rosie the Riveter as she introduces us to some of her friends like: Rosa Parks, Ladybird and Frida Kahlo. Celebrate Women's History Month with 10 women who have put their stamp on the world through their academics or their contribution to the arts! Each of these women were persistent and knew their dreams didn't have an expiration date. These empowering women's stories have changed the trajectory of how women show up in the world today! Susan B. Anthony, Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart, Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, Frida Kahlo, Clara Barton, Louisa May Alcott, Isadora Duncan, Ladybird Johnson and Rosie the Riveter are featured in this program." Rehearses Jan.-Feb.; performs March for Women’s History Month in NJ. Pay $100/show. No travel stipend. Seeking—“Ladybird Johnson” (Lead): Female, 24-45; “Rosa Parks” (Lead): Female, 24-45; Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell” (Lead): Female, 24-45; “Susan B. Anthony” (Lead): Female, 25-45. Seeking talent from Denville NJ. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company. Submit headshot and video reel including a monologue and vocal.

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

COMPETITIONS:

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

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

 

 

 

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

'LOSER's GUIDE To NOT BEING The CHOSEN ONE' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 28 - Purchase College is casting voiceover talent for Loser's Guide to Not Being the Chosen One." Production states: "Attending wizard school might be fun when you’re the Chosen One...but what if you’re just the lackey of his snotty nosed rival? In a short film that’s 'Harry Potter' meets 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,' we follow the story of a boy who feels like he’s just a background character in the Chosen One’s life. Just how far is he willing to go to try and become the center of the narrative himself?" Records mid Jan. and early Feb. 2020. Unpaid. Copy for demo reels provided. Seeking—The Dark One (Supporting): Male, 18+, the Voldemort of the story. The Dark One is a voice that only Trip can hear, causing him to think he's gotten jinxed by someone. At first the voice in his head is simply an annoyance but slowly the voice becomes increasingly evil, seducing Trip to the glory of becoming a villain and helping The Dark One return to power; “Professor Corvus” (Supporting): All Genders, 18+, a professor at Hemlock Academy who accidentally turned themself into a bird and now is forced to teach at a terrible wizard school. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Director states: "The actors are auditioning for a short film, however one of the characters is a puppet and the second is a voice over narration that speaks with the main character, so both roles despite being on film will only require voice acting and no onscreen talent." Apply via backstage.com or contact the college.

CUBAN FEMALE SINGER – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 31 - BB Sounds Worldwide is seeking talented young female singer with Latin and/or Cuban heritage. Must have great voice, be attractive, be able to sing in both English and Spanish, and be 18 to 28 years old. Project is pop based music with strong ties to Latin/Cuba's top talent. Please send headshot or photo plus audio recording of singer. Project has worldwide potential. Works immediately in NYC. Pay TBD. Seeking—Cuban Female Singer (Lead): 18-28, must have great voice, be attractive, with either a Cuban passport or at least with Cuban family heritage. Apply via backstage.com or contact the company. Send headshot or photo plus audio recording of singer.

 

 

OPEN MIC NIGHTS/JAM SESSIONS:

NEW YORK CITY LOCATION:

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

 

WASHINGTON DC AREA LOCATIONS:

Open Mic Nights hosted by TOM SAPUTO

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

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

 

 

PROMOTIONS:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

KIDS/TEENS, NYC TALENT MANAGEMENT COMPANY ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 31 - Lampiasi Talent Management is seeking actors for representation. Synopsis: NYC based talent manager representing clients from ages 4+ is accepting submissions for a limited number of spots on roster. We will consider clients based anywhere in the US, depending on age, type and skills, but we have a strong preference for clients in the NYC, LA, Atlanta and Chicago area or who can work as a local hire in those cities. LTM's clients have performed on Broadway, National Tours, Regional Theatres, commercials, film and on TV -- from Harry Potter & The Cursed Child, A Bronx Tale, Matilda, The Sound of Music, Fun Home, Elf, A Christmas Story, Les Miserables, Newsies, The Lightening Thief and on TV in Law & Order SVU, Bull, Orange Is The New Black, The Blacklist, Chicago Fire, Succession, The Village and upcoming episodes of NOS4A2, Mrs. Fletcher, Teenage Bounty Hunters, Ghost and more! Online submissions being reviewed on an ongoing basis. Talent is paid when they book paying jobs. Seeking—Actors/Singers/Dancers (Lead): All Genders, 4-17, seeking children with exceptional singing/dancing/acting abilities. We are interested in children who in are interested in both theatre (with singing/dancing ability) as well as those interested on in Film/TV; in order to be considered, you must also fill out the submission form on our website - www.lampiasitalent.com/submit; Actors/Singers/Dancers (Lead): All Genders, 18+, we are seeking adults 18+ of all ethnicities, both Union and Non-Union; especially seeking: theatre performers who are exceptional singers, dancers and actors; Shakespeare/Classically trained; performers willing to do cruises; Union Film/TV actors with co-star credits based in NY, LA, Chicago, Atlanta; Union/Non-Union Actors 18+ to play younger for film/tv; Union/Non-Union Actors 18+ who are great "real people" / character actors; in order to be considered, you must also fill out the submission form on our website - www.lampiasitalent.com/submit. Seeking talent from New York City NY; Atlanta GA; Los Angeles CA; Chicago IL. All actors must also submit via out website submission link at www.lampiasitalent.com/submit to be considered.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

REFERENCE:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

SCHOOLS/SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS:

'BE THE BEST ACTOR YOU CAN BE' WORKSHOP – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 20 - The Writers and Actors Group is seeking participants for the WAG Be the Best Actor You Can Be workshop. Coordinator states: "Utilizing classic acting techniques, improvisation, scene study, and character work, we'll explore the depth of characters, being in the moment on stage, and how to live truthfully under the given circumstances of a scene. We'll also have mock auditions to practice, learn how to prepare, experience engaging with people in the room, and gain more confidence. Acting for Kids & Teens is for ages 9-15, while Acting Basics is for ages 16+. Both classes are open to actors of all levels." Workshops every Sunday (open enrollment): Acting for Kids & Teens, 1:30pm-2:45pm; Acting Basics, 11am-1pm in NYC. Fees required: $30/class. Seeking—Participants for Acting for Kids & Teens: 9-15; Acting Basics: 16+. For more info, visit www.TheWagNY.com.

 

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

 

ADULT AGENT & MANAGER SHOWCASE With 10 TALENT REPS – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 28 - A Class Act NY is seeking prospective talent for representation. Company states: "Looking for an agent? A manager? Both? We’re here to offer you the exclusive opportunity to perform for ten scouting industry guests in one evening. A Class Act NY has been helping aspiring actors meet their representation and start successful careers for years. Our past programs have been attended by representatives from the top agencies in town, like: CESD, Abrams Artists, DDO, Take 3 Talent, Stewart Talent, The Mine, Avalon Artists, Hudson Artists, and more." Showcase Jan. 28 from 6PM-8:30PM in NYC. Optional rehearsal times available. Participation fee of $260 is required. Seeking—Actor Seeking Representation: 18+. Participating actors should plan to prepare the following: Singers - 32 bar cut (accompanist will be provided). For more info, visit backstage.com or contact A Class Act NY.

 

BARRINGTON STAGE COMPANY's MUSICAL THEATRE CONSERVATORY – JAN. 29 & FEB. 8 – NYC/PITTSFIELD - Barrington Stage Company is seeking students to join Barrington Stage Company for an intensive 10-week pre-professional summer training program, Musical Theatre Conservatory (MTC). Program states: "The MTC program offers theatre students training in the areas of performance, direction and choreography. Students also have the opportunity to earn Equity Points and train with top-level New York directors, choreographers and musical theatre writers. Performers will understudy or be cast in one of our productions. They also will have performance opportunities in two cabarets, as well as original and independent projects, in Mr. Finn’s Cabaret. Directors will have opportunities to develop/direct independent projects, and direct cabarets in Mr. Finn’s Cabaret. This is an exciting opportunity to train with top-level New York City directors, choreographers and musical theatre writers. Additional program benefits include free tickets to BSC shows, ticket exchange offers from other popular Berkshire Cultural Institutions, complimentary gym membership, and invitations to company parties and special events." Runs May 23-Aug. 1, 2020 in Pittsfield MA. Tuition, for performers, is $2950. Housing is $1000. The directors' tuition is $2500, which includes housing. MTC participants will have the opportunity to earn EMC points during their time with Barrington Stage. Seeking—Musical Theater Conservatory Student: 18+. Auditions by appointment Jan 29 from 10AM-3PM at Ripley-Grier Studios (305 West 38th Street, New York City NY 10018) and Feb 8 from 10AM-3PM at Barrington Stage Company's Wolfson Center (2nd Fl, 122 North Street, Pittsfield MA 01201). Please prepare a 1-minute contemporary monologue, 36-bars of a ballad, and 36-bars of an up-tempo to be performed with accompaniment (please bring sheet music). Application can be found at: https://app.getacceptd.com/barringtonstageco. Fill out the application there. This is where the committee will be in touch with audition scheduling. There is also an option to submit audition videos.

 

BARR HILL PLAYERS, 2020 SUMMER RETREAT – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 30 - The Barr Hill Players is seeking participants for a week-long actors' retreat held in Vermont's gorgeous Northeast Kingdom. The program combines work in Meisner Technique, 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. Runs Aug. 5-13 at Geldo Acres Retreat Center in Greensboro VT. (The first and last dates of this period are designated travel dates.) No pay. Total cost is $490, inclusive of meals and accommodations. Transportation is not included in tuition but can be arranged to/from a coastal hub upon request. Seeking—Barr Hill Player: 18-35, a passionate emerging artist to join a tight-knit ensemble of 10-15. Seeking talent from Providence RI; New York NY; Boston MA; New Haven CT; Burlington VT; Philadelphia PA; Syracuse NY; Montréal, QC, Canada; Ottawa, ON, Canada; Portland ME; Baltimore MD; Washington DC. To apply, visit calendly.com/barrhillplayers/interview to schedule a 30-minute Skype interview with our staff. You are also welcome to submit through Backstage, at which time you will be directed to this link. To see a sample schedule, hear testimonials, and learn more, visit www.barrhillplayers.org.

 

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

 

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

 

 

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