Network


Departments:

Home    Birthdays    Books/Videos    Columns    Features    Network    Performances    Quotes


Updated: Sep. 21

 

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:

DON'T TELL MAMA FALL SHOWCASES – SEP. 8, 12, 19 & 21 - Seth Productions is seeking talent for fall season showcases to be held weekly from September to December at Don't Tell Mama in NYC. Looking for musical theatre performers who want more exposure and experience in front of a live audience. Performers sing 2 songs and do patter in between. Company states: "'BroadwayWorld' Cabaret Award Nominee Seth Bisen-Hersh runs the showcases. HD videos are available for posting the same night. Industry guests are encouraged and comped; agents have signed and casting directors have cast talent before." Performs Sep. 19, Oct. 3, 5, 10, 17, and 24; Nov. 1, 7, 21, and 29; Dec. 5, 12, and 19. Shows at 7pm, rehearsals from 4:30pm-6:30pm the day of at Don't Tell Mama in NYC. Normal showcase requirement of 6 audience members (cheaper than the rest), or paying $10/person under 6. Seeking—Musical Theater Lead: Males & Females, 8-88. Auditions by appointment Sep 8 from 2pm-4:30pm, Sep 12 from 2pm-4:30pm, Sep 19 from 2pm-4:30pm and Sep 21 from 2pm-4pm at Don't Tell Mama (343 W. 46th St, New York NY 10036). Submit headshot/resumes to seth@sethbh.com for an appointment time. For more details, please visit http://www.sethbh.com/showcases3 . Company states: "Seth Bisen-Hersh has produced, accompanied, and emceed almost 500 showcases over 10 years, featuring over 2000 performers, including a few dozen who have performed on Broadway."

 

'ON The SPOT' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 22 - On the Spot Productions is seeking singers for On the Spot, a new show that combines cabaret singers with improv scenes, creating a brand-new type of musical ... On the Spot. Singers will perform two songs of their choosing, with input from the director, informing the book for the musical. Rehearsals are Mondays before each performance date (2pm-4pm); runs every Monday (8pm) at the Broadway Comedy Club in NYC. Possible pay based on ticket sales. There are no requirements to sell tickets. Video copy of performance provided. Seeking—Singers (Lead): 18+, will perform two songs. Seeking talent from New York NY. Provide a link to audio or video, and indicate for which dates you are available in your submission. Casting solely from video and audio submissions. You must be available for rehearsal the Monday prior to your performance date. Each performer will be cast for one of the shows. For more info or to check out clips, visit www.onthespotnyc.com.

 

SUSHI ROXX: A PERFORMANCE-BASED RESTAURANT – SEP. 22 - Sushi Roxx is seeking singers with restaurant experience for Sushi Roxx. Seeking—Singer: Males & Females, 18-40. Open Casting Call Sep 22 from 2pm-4pm at Sushi Roxx (120 E. 39th St.; between Park & Lexington Aves; New York NY 10016). Bring a headshot and professional work resume.

 

WEDDING BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 23 - Adm Talent is seeking two lead male singers for a top-notch wedding band. Record and film promo video ASAP in NYC. Pay is $600 per 4-hour wedding. Promo video is unpaid. Seeking—Singer (Lead): Male, 18-45, one Rock/Pop male singer and one RnB/Pop male singer. Seeking talent from New York NY. Send a video of your singing via backstage.com or contact the talent agency.

'SUPER TALENT SHOWCASE' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 25 - Bonner and Company is seeking all kinds of talent for a Super Talent Showcase. The top three acts will be offered their own headlined show produced by Ms. Bonner. Next "super showcases" held Sep. 7 and Sep. 29 at a well-known comedy club in Midtown NYC. Producer states: "Participants will be required to bring in a minimum of six prepaid audience members. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at door. There is a one drink minimum. The top three acts/performers chosen to headline their own show will receive 40% of the door of the show they headline." 6 tickets must be bought through ticket site a week before show date to secure your spot on stage. Seeking—All Types of Performers: Males & Females, 7-75, singers, dancers, magicians, comedians, comedy groups, poets, stand-up comedians, actors with great monologues, musicians, pianists, jugglers, and all kinds of unique acts. Participants under the age of 18 must have permission from parents or guardians to perform. Seeking talent from NJ; New York NY; CT; Philadelphia PA. Must provide a cover letter stating what you plan to do in the show, a photo/resume, and a link or video to a performance via backstage.com or contact the casting company. It is important that you provide a cover letter describing your act.

FEMALE SINGERS For PRIVATE EVENTS & WEDDINGS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 26 - Ben Mallare Events & Entertainment is seeking female singers with a broad repertoire for weddings and corporate events in California. Company states: "We are seeking professional singers to train as band leaders and possibly market for bookings in 2018. We are also seeking lead guitarists that sing for placement in our existing bands. It's an opportunity to join a community of working musicians and expand your network, as well as visit beautiful cities and venues. Join a constructive performance environment where we encourage each other to continually improve and refine our craft. Absolutely no attitudes - you will be well taken care of and introduced to some amazing places, but for the occasional show where we are asked to stretch outside of our comfort zone, you will be asked to stretch with the rest of the band. For the Singing Guitarist & Lead Singer positions, we are looking for interesting, versatile voices capable of singing multiple styles. A fresh, professional look is a must." Ongoing work in California, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, and Washington. Travel is based out of Burbank, California. Most shows perform on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, with the occasional weekday show. Pay is based on the length of the show and the distance from home, ranging from $200 to $500/event. Out-of-town travel, accommodations, some meals and a stipend provided. Seeking—Male and Females Singers (Lead): 21-45, ability to sing in the following styles: Top 40, Oldies 50s thru 90s, Country, R&B, Jazz Standards; experience as frontman/front-woman, with the ability to engage large crowds; skill and professionalism that matches the quality of our upscale private events; ability to learn large amounts of material in a short amount of time, often with only key provided; able to play long shows, sometimes up to 6 hours with sets as long as 90 minutes; able to transition from song to song without pausing (mandatory for events where guests are dancing); strong, polished look and personality; able to engage with audience and pump up the energy; professional, punctual, and prepared; flexible availability. Note: Company prefers full-time musicians who books a few weeks to a few months in advance; Guitarists Who Sing (Supporting): Males & Females, 21-45, skill and professionalism that matches the quality of our upscale private events; ability to learn large amounts of material in a short amount of time, often with only key provided; able to play long shows, sometimes up to 6 hours with sets as long as 90 minutes; able to transition from song to song without pausing (mandatory for events where guests are dancing); strong, polished look and personality; able to engage with audience and pump up the energy; professional, punctual, and prepared; flexible availability; able to start playing a song with very short notice from band leader. Note: Company prefers full-time musicians who books a few weeks to a few months in advance. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Email ben@benmallareacoustic.com with the following information: Name, email, and phone number; a brief description of who you are, what you do, and your experience; your qualifications; a live performance video.

WEDDING BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 27 - Adm Talent is casting R&B singer for high-end wedding band. Shooting promo video ASAP in NYC. Pays: $600 per four-hour wedding. Promo video shoot is unpaid. Seeking—R&B Singer (Lead): Male, 18-45. Seeking talent from New York NY. Include a video of your singing via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

QUINTESSENTIAL PLAYLIST BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 29 - Eon88keys Productions is hiring dynamic, versatile, soulful, and unique performers comfortable performing pop, r&b, rock, soul, in a wide range of eras and genres! Quintessential Playlist (QSP) performs medleys based on various themes for special events, community concerts, festivals, and fairs. (@QSPBK). Band is based and rehearses in Brooklyn. Live auditions being scheduled for Saturday, Sep. 9, 11am-1pm in Prospect Heights, Bklyn. Additional date/time TBD. Stipend for rehearsals, pay for gigs/shows. Seeking—Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18-40, Superstar singers!!; dynamic, versatile, Rock, R&B, Soul, Pop. Seeking talent from Brooklyn NY. Please include either video or audio reels, via backstage.com or contact the production company with pop style vocals if possible.

 

WEDDING BAND, LEAD SINGER – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 30 - Blonde Artist Management is seeking a lead singer for Hip Control (http://www.hipcontrolband.com), a 10-piece wedding/event band with great energy and a very personal, fresh sound. Coordinator states: "This band is formed by talented musicians who have been active in the NYC musical scene for several years, and got to know one another through working together on various projects and international tours with top-notch artists. They finally decided to team up and form a powerful, fun and innovative band that plays different styles and genres; from Latin music to rock, soul, funk, 70s, 80s & 90s classics as well as top 40 cover songs. This unique talent collective is comprised of a piano player, a guitarist, 3 incredible vocalists, a 3-piece horn section, and an excellent rhythm section." Various weddings/events throughout the year. Pays: $350 per wedding/event (rehearsals are included in this rate). Seeking—Lead Singer: Male 18-60, must be familiar with these genres: Latin, rock, soul, funk, 70s, 80s & 90s classics as well as top 40s. You must be an experienced singer, good at harmonies, and have great stage presence. Ability to dance is a plus. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit a resume and video of you singing via backstage.com or the management company.

'GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 1 - Steven Applegate, musical dir. is seeking a male back-up singer to join female artist and her two female back-up singers. Possibly three to five rehearsals plus soundcheck/show. Seeking a male back-up singer for a show in Palm Desert CA in October, and possible future events. There is pay for rehearsals as well as performances. Seeking—Male Back-Up Singer (Background/Extra): 30-50, to sing with two female back-up singers (solo opportunities also) in a 70-minute cabaret show. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Submit a pic and resume, and (if possible) a link to an audio or video sample of your work via backstage.com. Singers will be invited to audition based on experience. Charts available. Recordings available. Readers to the front of the line.

 

PRE/EARLY TEENS, NEXT STOP BROADWAY SHOWCASE' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 1 - Next Stop Broadway (Huntington Cabaret) is seeking eight experienced singers for a musical theater showcase for ages 11-14 at an NYC club. Limited time commitment. All cast members will be featured soloists, singing two solos throughout the show and a finale. Two private sessions with music director and director and finale rehearsals are scheduled on the same days. Sunday rehearsals TBD; Sunday afternoon show date to be scheduled around cast's availability in NYC. No pay. Cast will receive professionally recorded CD of the show. Seeking—Featured Singer: 11-14. Seeking talent from New York NY. Send video submission of a ballad and an uptempo song sung all the way through. Include resume and headshot. To submit, visit backstage.com or contact the cabaret.

'HOCUS POCUS: The PARODY MUSICAL' With The CAMPY CABARET – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 6 - Producers are seeking performers for The Campy Cabaret's new production, Hocus Pocus: The Parody Musical. Synopsis: After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem MA on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all. Except in this version the witches are men, the immortal cat is feeling a strong connection to the "Memory" of his prior life, and the teenagers are extremely hormonal. Oh, and don't forget about the 40 Broadway songs and parodies. It's gonna be lit! (Not like that. Like, black flame candle-lit). All applicants should be very quick learners, sing and move extremely well, and be comfortable with improv (this is an interactive audience experience). Producer states: "The West End Lounge, and a team of goofy actors, bring you an interactive cabaret series. The Campy Cabaret takes TV musicals and cheesy movies, mixes original dialogue and well-known songs, and turns them into a campy experience. The West End Lounge is excited to add Hocus Pocus to our ever-expanding lineup that includes our hit shows 'Buffy: Once More With Feeling,' '13 Going on 30,’ 'Can't Hardly Wait,' 'Saved,' and '10 Things I Hate About You' to be performed in upcoming months.” Rehearses Oct. 6, 10, 12, 17, and 19; performs Oct. 23 & 31 (note Halloween performance) in NYC. Pays a percentage of ticket sales reimbursement. Seeking—“Winifred Sanderson” (Lead): Male, 18+, queen bee of the Sanderson sisters; confident, intense, highly emotional; think Bette Midler. Sings in tight three-part harmonies, so seeking an actor-singer with a great ear and a wide vocal range. Familiarity with the film a huge plus. For this production, especially interested in casting a male or gender-queer performer to play the role of Winifred Sanderson; “Mary Sanderson” (Lead): Female, 18+, the third wheel of the Sanderson sisters; agrees with everything Winifred says so she'll like her best; wide-eyed, zany, and not-so-brainy; think Kathy Najimy. Sings in tight three-part harmonies, so seeking an actor-singer with a great ear and a wide vocal range. Familiarity with the film a huge plus. For this production, especially interested in casting a male or gender-queer performer to play the role of Mary Sanderson; “Sarah Sanderson” (Lead): Female, 18+, the all-beauty-and-no-brains Sanderson sister; has no idea what's going on at most times; easily excitable, high-energy, up for anything; think Sarah Jessica Parker. Sings in tight three-part harmonies, so seeking an actor-singer with a great ear and a wide vocal range. Familiarity with the film a huge plus. For this production, especially interested in casting a male or gender-queer performer to play the role of Sarah Sanderson; “Max Dennison” (Supporting): Male, 18+, a 17-year-old L.A. transplant with a lot of confidence and a lot of feelings; has his eye on Allison, but must keep his sister Dani safe while he pursues his love. Hormonal and confused. Seeking an 18+ actor-singer with a great ear and a wide vocal range. Familiarity with the film is helpful but not necessary; “Dani Dennison” (Supporting): Female, 18+, an opinionated eight-year-old girl; smarter than her older brother and knows it, but still has an innocence that gets her into trouble. Seeking an 18+ actor-singer with a great ear and a wide vocal range. Familiarity with the film is helpful but not necessary; “Thackary Binx” (Supporting): Male or Female, 18+, half-human/half-cat; speaks in kind of a British accent, but no one is quite sure why; trying to keep everyone safe while he works through his feelings of being a cat. He's also a bit dramatic about everything. Seeking an actor-singer with a great ear and a wide vocal range. Familiarity with the film is helpful but not necessary; Elijah/Dad/Ice/Bus Driver (Supporting): Male, 18+, a male track that involves a wide range of characters; seeking a fearless comedic actor who sings well; familiarity with the film a huge plus; Mr. Binx/Ernie/Satan (Supporting): Male, 18+, a male track that involves a wide range of characters; seeking a fearless comedic actor who sings well; familiarity with the film a huge plus; Female Mary/Mom/Satan’s Wife (Supporting): Female, 18+, a female track that involves a wide range of characters; seeking a fearless comedic actress who sings well; familiarity with the film a huge plus; Female Winifred/Teacher/Skeleton Singer (Supporting): Female, 18+, a female track that involves a wide range of characters; seeking a fearless comedic actress who sings well; familiarity with the film a huge plus. Seeking talent from New York NY. In your cover letter, note your availability. Must include an example of your singing to be considered. To apply, submit via backstage.com

NEW VOICES CABARET SEASON 7 – OCT. 3 – PHILADELPHIA - A-1 Entertainment is casting cabaret performers for New Voices Cabaret's seventh season at the Philadelphia Boys Choir Building. For more information and videos of past performances, visit the company's website. Cabaret shows are held the second Tuesday of every month, from October to May, 7:30pm-9pm at the Philadelphia Boys Choir Building, Philadelphia PA. No pay, but performers receive a video of their performances. Seeking—Cabaret Performers (Supporting): Males & Females, 18-64, looking for cabaret performers with great personalities and excellent voices. Audition by appointment Oct 3 from 11am-1pm at Philadelphia Boys Choir Building (1336 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia PA 19123). For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

NYE SHOWCASE – OCT. 7 – CASTRO VALLEY - Plethos Productions is casting Plethos Production's New Year's Eve Showcase, featuring musical and dance numbers as well as improv and artistry. Producers state: "We are looking for upbeat, funny, racy songs that make for a fun and dazzling night out as well as comedic improv teams/individuals for performance or dance ensembles." Rehearsals to be held in Castro Valley. Performs Dec. 31, in Hayward CA. Seeking—All Talent (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Audition by appointment Oct 7 from 2pm-4pm at Small Town Society (22222 Redwood Road, Castro Valley CA 94546). To sign up, visit www.tinyurl.com/y9d7d9l7. Prepare approximately one minute of a Broadway show tune.

'BOUND FOR BROADWAY' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 9 - Forslund Theatricals LLC and The West End Lounge is casting singers for Bound from Broadway's upcoming 8-year running popular industry-invited showcases. Producer states: "This is the premiere showcase in town & a great opportunity for anyone who wants to join. This is great for performers who need performance video footage. JDProductions is the premiere weekly showcase running and is not affiliated with any other showcases or venues and is proud to offer a different type of showcase in NYC, boasting a live entertainment emcee, free professionally edited videos for the performers, and a well-rehearsed diverse performance opportunity alongside talented industry professionals and composers, as well as high industry turn-out." Rehearses according to when talent is cast in NYC. Pays a percentage of ticket sales reimbursement. Performers will be required to sell tickets ranging from $10-$15 each, plus an accompanist fee ($50) is required for tech, show, and music rehearsals. Some pay (ticket sales reimbursement), plus free video copy provided The producers are seeking both union & non-union performers but no union contract is currently planned. Performers should check with their union before accepting any work. Seeking—Featured Soloist (Lead): Males & Females, 16-60. Seeking talent from New York NY. Auditions by appointment only in NYC. For an audition appointment, email pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the casting companies. An accompanist will be provided. You may also send video submissions to be considered immediately.

COME SING With The CRANKY CABARET! – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 12 - The Cranky Cabaret, a demented, fun filled revue packed with delightfully naughty, angry, edgy songs seeks singers for its mid-October cast! All styles of music welcomed, as long as it fits with our "cranky" theme! Besides a headshot and resume, please send vocal demo tracks or video links. Also, any cranky song ideas you have that you think you might like to sing, please let us know. Be as innovative or unconventional as you like! The Cranky Cabaret is NOT a “pay-to-sing!” Performs Oct. 14 & 15 in Manhattan. Rehearses October 7. Depends on ticket sales. Seeking—Strong Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. Please send vocal demo tracks or video links via backstage.com or contact the cabaret.

MEANWISE APP PARTY at L.A.'s The Mint – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 12 - Meanwise is seeking musicians and bands for a party hosted by the app Meanwise to be held at The Mint in L.A. Marketing manager states: "Reputable bands have already been booked and industry professionals will be at the event. Those cast will fill a slot of an impressive lineup of 4-5 bands." Performs Oct. 29 at The Mint in L.A. Marketing manager states: "Free gig at The Mint; enhanced exposure on our app, meanwise.com/download, and social media channels; and free promotional material to give out to fans." Band/Singer/Instrumentalist (Lead): Males & Females, 21-47, seeking talented musicians/bands who are active on social media. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Special submission instructions: Note if you are already on Meanwise (those already on the app will be given priority consideration). Attach links to your social media profiles or YouTube channels with your submission. Check us out at meanwise.com/download Invite code: M34NWISE. For more info on The Mint, visit http://themintla.com/.

 

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

 

 

 

 

CRUISES/RESORTS/THEME PARKS:

SIX O'CLOCK STUDIOS – SEP. 21 - Six O'Clock Studios is holding auditions for various cruise lines performing opportunities. Contract dates and rehearsal locations, etc. to be determined on the successful booking of a contract. Seeking people with an immediate and open-ended availability. Pays: $4,000-$5,300+ per month for Singers Who Dance. Pays: $3,000-$3,500+ per month for Dancers Who Sing. Seeking—Singers Who Dance (Lead): Males & Females, 18-38, lead production singers who dance to a high standard; Dancers Who Sing (Lead): Males & Females, 18-38, dancers who sing to a high standard. Audition by appointment Sep 21 in New York NY. Callback Sep 22. Ensure you are available for both the audition and callback days of auditions before applying to this casting call. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the studios.

KNOTT's MERRY FARM (KNOTT's BERRY FARM) HOLIDAY SHOWS – SEP. 25 & 27 – SANTA FE SPRINGS - Knott's Berry Farm is casting Knott's Merry Farm's holiday shows. Productions include It’s The Merriest Christmas Show Ever, Charlie Brown at the Calico Mine Stage, the Calico Saloon Christmas Show and A Christmas Carol & The Gift of the Magi at the Birdcage Theatre. Rehearsals begin November 2017 in Buena Park CA. Seeking—Male and Female Dancers Who Sing: 18+, versatile and dynamic dancer/singers. Ballet, Jazz & Musical Theatre dance skills are required. Dance combinations will be taught at the audition. Please wear appropriate dance attire. Please prepare a standard musical theatre song selection. Accompanist will be provided. No CD’s. All Ethnicities. Please bring photo and resume. Performers must be at least 18 years of age. Rehearsals begin November 2017; male & Female Singer-Actors: 18+, strong charismatic male and female singer/actor/comedians to portray characters, Dakota Dan and Cameo Kate. Both roles require strong personalities with endless amounts of showmanship. Please prepare two musical theatre selections that show personality and range. Accompanist will be provided. No CD’s. A movement combination will be taught at the audition. DAKOTA DAN is a suave, slightly rough around the edges gentleman that also works as the saloon proprietor. Vocal range: Baritone. CAMEO KATE is a clever, confident Saloon hostess with a strong personality and womanly charm and always ready to burst into song. Vocal range: Alto-mezzo soprano. All ethnicities encouraged. Knott’s Berry Farm Entertainment is seeking strong charismatic male and female actor-singers who will make up the ensemble casts for both A CHRISTMAS CAROL and THE GIFT OF THE MAGI. Auditions Sep. 25 for Dancers Who Sing at 10am (sign in begins at 9:30am) and Sep. 27 for Singer-Actors at 11am & 1pm at Santa Fe Springs Dance Center (9730 Alburtis Ave. Santa Fe Springs CA 90670). Seeking talent from Buena Park CA. Bring photo and resume. Wear appropriate dance attire.

PRINCESS CRUISES LIVE PERFORMANCES – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 26 - Princess Cruises is casting Princess Cruises. Project description: "These dynamic and visually stunning shows are developed by top Broadway, West End, and music industry directors and choreographers. Offering exciting itineraries spanning the globe, Princess is one of the leaders in providing award-winning onboard entertainment at sea." Contract starts September 2017. Professional pay. Contracts are a six-month minimum. Accommodations and meals provided onboard. Seeking—Singers: Males & Females, 20-44, seeking excellent male and female vocalists who move well and who can do Broadway, rock and contemporary pop, seeking high baritones to tenors, full voice high G above middle C, specifically interested in women with a full rock belt up to at least a C above middle C who also have a soprano range. Seeking talent from San Francisco CA. Submit your availability, height, and CV via backstage.com or contact the cruise company as soon as possible.

BUSCH GARDENS' 'CHRISTMASTOWN' – SEP. 27 & 28 - Busch Gardens Williamsburg with the support of Bob Cline Casting is seeking vibrant, energetic performers and musicians for its collection of world-class Christmas Town productions. Seeking a few triple threat performers, but mostly strong actor-singers and strong dancer-actors. Performers of all ethnicities are strongly encouraged to attend. Production manager states: "Award-winning Creative Team members come from Broadway, Hollywood, and London’s West End theaters. The highly acclaimed shows have the spirit, energy and production values of mini Broadway musicals." All rehearsals are in Williamsburg VA. Rehearsals begin for Christmas Town shows on or around Nov. 7. These shows open Nov. 24, 2017 and run through Jan. 1, 2018. Pays: $20.01/hr. for principal roles and $14.32/hr. for ensemble roles. A Capella concert style show in San Marco Theatre created in collaboration with Loren Van Brenk, Tom Anderson and Peter Hollens. All singers need to have show-stopping voices, broad ranges, pop chops a must, comfortable with vocal ad libs and experience with difficult harmonies required. Prior a capella experience preferred, quick studies with strong musical vocabulary needed, to maintain pitch and energy in an a cappella show performed in an outdoor venue at Christmas time in Virginia. Strong movement required. Seeking—Male Singer for New A Cappella Show: 18+, Tenor 1 (C3–C5) Emotional vocals; Tenor 2 (B-flat3 to High B-flat); Bari with Tenor notes (A3–A5); Bass/Bari (F2–F4); Female Singer for New A Cappella Show: 18+, Soprano (A4–C6) Strong mix with pop belt to C5; Mezzo (G3–G5) belt to D5; Mezzo (G3–G5) belt to D5; Alto (F3–F5) with belt to C5. Rich vocal; Male Vocal Swing: 18+, Able to cover all male roles in the show; Female Vocal Swing: 18+, Able to cover all male roles in the show; for Scrooge No More – “Jacob Marley” (Principle): Male: 18+, Doubles in ensemble roles; Ghost of Christmas Present (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18+, Doubles in ensemble roles. D3-D4 Baritone; “Mr. Fezziwig:” Male, 18+, Doubles in ensemble roles. Bari Tenor; “Mrs. Fezziwig” (Chorus/Ensemble) Female, 18+, Doubles in ensemble roles. D4 to A-flat5 Soprano; “Bella” (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18+, Doubles in ensemble roles. D4-F Soprano; Young “Ebenezer” (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18+, Doubles in ensemble roles. D3-D4 Tenor; “Bob Crachit” (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18+, Doubles in ensemble roles. Bari-tenor to A; “Mrs. Crachit” (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18+, Doubles in ensemble roles. G-sharp3 to D5 Alto; Male Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, Must move very well. Improv & juggling skills a plus. Vocal Range: Bari-tenor; Male Swing Performer: 18+, Able to cover all male roles in the show; Female Swing Performer: 18+, Able to cover all female roles in the show; for Deck the HallsMale Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, Styles range from Broadway to Pop. Must move very well. Must be able to deliver comedic bits throughout the show. Vocal Ranges: Tenors with strong F and G. Funny, charming, unique with big personality and Amazing voice. Styles range from Broadway to Pop. Must move very well. Must be able to deliver comedic bits throughout the show. Vocal Range: Baritone with strong E-flat; Female Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, Vocal Ranges: Mezzo Soprano. Top Note F – (8ve). Funny, charming, and alluring with big personality and excellent voice. Styles range from Broadway to Pop. Must be able to move well and deliver comedic bits throughout the show. Vocal Ranges: Alto. Top note D; Male Vocal Swing: 18+, Able to cover Male Vocal roles in 'Deck the Halls' & 'Carolers; Female Vocal Swing: 18+ Able to cover Female Vocal roles in 'Deck the Halls' & 'Carolers;' for CarolersMale Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, Village Vocal Quartet: Male. Choral style with a great blend needed. Vocal Range: Bass. Male. Choral style with a great blend needed. Vocal Range: Tenor; Female Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, Village Vocal Quartet: Female. Choral style with a great blend needed. Vocal Range: Alto. Female. Choral style with a great blend needed. Vocal Range: Soprano; for Gloria – “Gabriel” (Principle): Male, 18+, The greatest story ever told comes to life as only Busch Gardens can imagine. Told through moving scenery, projections, and outstanding voices, Gloria will reach your soul and leave your heart singing. An angel messenger. Styles range from Broadway to Gospel/Soul. Vocal Range: Bari-Tenors with strong F-sharp. Principal role; “Mary” (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18+, the Mother of the child. Styles range from Broadway to Gospel/Soul. Vocal Range: Alto – Top note: C; “Joseph” (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18+, Mary’s husband. Styles range from Broadway to Gospel/Soul. Must be able to deliver comedic bits throughout the show. Vocal Range: Bari - Tenors with strong F; “Lydia” (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18+, a Shepherdess and attendant to the kings. Styles range from Broadway to Gospel. Vocal Ranges: Mezzo Soprano with strong belt C; “Rachel” (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18+, shepherdess. Styles range from Broadway to Gospel/Soul. Vocal Ranges: Alto/ Mezzo Soprano. Top Note B-flat belt; “Amos” (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18+, a shepherd. Styles range from Broadway to Gospel/Soul. Vocal Range: Tenors with strong belts and great falsetto; “Jacob” (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18+, a shepherd. Styles range from Broadway to Gospel/Soul. Vocal Range: Tenor with strong belt; “Anna” (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18+, a Shepherdess and attendant to the kings. Styles range from Broadway to Gospel/Soul. Vocal Ranges: Soprano; “Lysia” (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18+, a Shepherdess and attendant to the kings. Styles range from Broadway to Gospel/Soul. Vocal Ranges: Alto; “Melchior” (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18+, the Red king who brings gold to the manger. Styles range from Broadway to Gospel/Soul. Vocal Range: Tenors with strong belts; “Caspar” (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18+, the blue king who brings myrrh to the manger. Styles range from Broadway to Gospel/Soul. Vocal Range: Bari-Tenors with strong belts; “Balthazar” (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18+, the purple king who brings frankincense to the manger. Styles range from Broadway to Gospel/Soul. Vocal Range: Bass-Baritone with strong belts; Female Swing (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, able to cover Female Vocal roles in 'Gloria.' Open Casting Calls Sep 27 from 10am-1pm for female singers & 2pm-3:30pm for male singers and Sep 28 at 10:30am for female dancers who sing & 2:30pm for male dancers who sing at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., 12th fl., Rm. 1212, New York NY). Seeking talent from Williamsburg VA. Singers: Prepare a song selection that shows off your voice and range. Contemporary Broadway or pop is best. Singers should be prepared to come back for a movement call the following day. Musicians: Note: only a piano will be provided. Must bring all other instruments. Percussionists may submit online. Dancers: Dancers should bring both characters and flats, and tap shoes if you tap. Dancers may be asked to stay for a callback following the male dancer audition later in the day. For more info, visit https://buschgardensauditions.com/.

CRYSTAL CRUISES – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 30 - Crystal Cruises is seeking a male singer/dancer (swing) for a position with Crystal Cruises' production show cast. Rehearsals in September in L.A.  Company states: "Competitive performance wages offered. Swing position pays $3500/mo. Paid rehearsals and paid vacation. Open-ended performance contract, medical benefits, onboard officer status with single cabin and six-star cruising with worldwide destinations. Initial rehearsal period ranges from six to eight weeks in Los Angeles on a paid rehearsal contract; lodging and transportation are provided. Performance contracts commence after successful completion of the training process." Seeking—Male Singer-Dancer (Swing) (Chorus/Ensemble): 21-35, 5'9"-6'2". Showreel should highlight dance technique in ballet, jazz, tap, musical theatre, and commercial styles. Partnering and any acrobatic skills should be included in showreel. Additionally, submit video of one uptempo selection and one ballad selection that best showcase your vocal ability. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Email productioncasting@crystalcruises.com with a letter, resume, headshot, and video link that highlights dance technique in ballet, jazz, tap, musical theater, and commercial styles. Partnering/lifts and any acrobatic skills should also be included in showreel. Seeking strong performance ability. Additionally, submit one uptempo and one ballad that best showcases vocal ability. Materials are reviewed upon receipt at: productioncasting@crystalcruises.com.

'LEGENDS In CONCERT' – SEP. 30 DEADLINE - On Stage Entertainment is casting for Legends in Concert, in Las Vegas. Project description: "Looking for fresh new talent to add to their list of characters. For more info, visit www.legendsinconcert.com" Performances are ongoing in Las Vegas NV. Some pay. Seeking—Tribute Artists/Acts: Males & Females, 21-40, seeking tribute artists/acts for Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Madonna (80's look preferred), David Bowie, Elton John (70's era look preferred), Whitney Houston, Tina Turner (70's era look preferred), Prince, Bob Marley, Freddie Mercury, Beyoncè, Mariah Carey. Seeking talent from Las Vegas NV. Submit all promo materials via backstage.com or contact the casting company by Sep. 30.

'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' – OCT. 2 – ESCONDIDO - Welk Resort Theatre is casting A Christmas Carol (Menken version), playing at the Welk Theatre. Rehearsals begin Oct. 23 and schedule will be available at the auditions. Show runs Nov. 17-Dec. 31 (Wed./Thurs./Sat./Sun. matinees at 1pm and Thurs./Sat. evenings at 8pm) in Escondido CA. No conflicts will be accepted with rehearsals or performances. This is a non-union call (however, there is one possible Equity Tier 3 Guest Artist contract). The pay rate for children under 16 is $11/hr. for all rehearsals and performances. Adult pay is $11/hr. for rehearsals and $19/hr. for performances–-approx. $399/wk. depending on number of performances per week. Seeking—Strong Singers Who Move Well & Strong Dancers Who Sing (Lead): Males & Females, must sing, move/dance and be excellent character actors able to play multiple roles. This is an ensemble piece with a cast of 14 playing multiple roles so think ahead and be prepared to show different characters on different readings. All ethnicities, ages, and types are welcome and appropriate for all roles. The 3 Spirits have been cast. Roles include Scrooge, Cratchitt, Young Marley at 18, Mrs. Cratchitt, Emily, Grace Smythe, Martha Cratchit, Fan at 10, Tiny Tim/Scrooge at 8, Fred, Young Ebeneezer at 18, Marley, Mr. Fezziwig, and Scrooge at 12/Jonathan. Open Casting Call Oct 2 at 10am (sign-in 9:30am) at Welk Resorts Theatre (8860 Lawrence Welk Dr., Escondido CA 92026). Bring picture and resume, and 32 bars of sheet music in correct key; accompanist will be provided. Come prepared to sing, dance (bring tap shoes and character shoes), and to stay for reading if asked. Children must be home schooled; possible housing for L.A. area and beyond actors. Housing is extremely limited – you must indicate on your audition form if housing is needed as it will affect casting decisions.

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE – OCT. 2 - RWS Entertainment Group is seeking singers and singer-dancers for productions aboard Holland America Line’s luxury ships. Rehearsals in NYC. Casting will be ongoing for contracts starting in 2017 and early 2018. Worldwide itineraries. No cruise staff duties. Pays: $900-1,200/wk. for singers. $600-$800/wk. for dancers. Seeking—Male Singers and Singer-Dancers (Lead): 18+, any ethnicity; should read late 20s to early 40s. 5’9” or taller; attractive, masculine performers who can command a stage and tell a story – think leading man; sensational tenors and bari-tenors with strong falsetto; contemporary sounding voices with the ability to perform pop/rock; strong harmonizing skills a must. Must be comfortable with guest interaction. Must move well/dance. Note: RWS is now able to contract performers 18 and over for Holland America Line, as opposed to the previous age limit of 21 and over; Female Singers and Singer-Dancers (Lead): 18+, any ethnicity; should read late 20s to early 40s. 5’4” or taller; attractive, mature performers who can command a stage and tell a story; sensational belters with strong mix/head; contemporary sounding voices with the ability to perform pop/rock; strong harmonizing skills a must; must be comfortable with guest interaction; must move well/dance. Note: RWS is now able to contract performers 18 and over for Holland America Line as opposed to the previous age limit of 21 and over. Open Casting Call Oct 2 at 10am for female singers and singer-dancers & 2pm for male singers and singer-dancers at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018). Singers and Singer-Dancers: Prepare 16 bars of a pop/rock or contemporary musical theatre song showing range and personality. Have a contrasting selection ready in case you are asked. Bring sheet music in correct key; accompanist will be provided. Bring headshot and resume, stapled together. You may be called back to move later the same day; bring dance clothes/shoes.

'BELIEVE In The MAGIC' – OCT. 6 – LAS VEGAS - BESTAgency is casting the Believe in the Magic, annual holiday show - back after a four-year hiatus - at the Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas NV. Rehearsals start mid-November. Performances run Nov. 24-26, Dec. 1-3, 8-10 & 15-24, at the Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas NV. Dates are subject to change. Show times are 12noon, 2pm, 4pm & 6pm; must be available for all show times. Pays $100/day for rehearsal days; $250/day for show days for Singer/Dancers; Pays $50/day for rehearsals; $175/day for show days for Dancers (four shows max per day). Seeking—Singer-Dancers (Supporting): Female, 18-40, professional, trained singer/dancers who are versatile and able to sing pop-type songs with a strong belt and standards, must be able to perform basic dance moves, above basic is preferred. Open Casting Call Oct 6 from 2pm-3pm (1:30pm sign-in) at BESTAgency (5801 S Decatur Blvd. Suite 110, Las Vegas NV 89118). Singer/dancers should wear dance appropriate clothing and character heels and prepare two pop-type songs; you will need to bring your own track(s) Bring one non-returnable head shot; more photos may be requested depending on previous experience. You may be turned away if you arrive late or do not arrive per the requirements.

 

 

 

 

OPERA/CHORUS/VOCAL GROUPS:

'The HUNCHBACK Of NOTRE DAME' CHOIR ONLY – SEP. 16, 19 & 28 – WHITE PLANS/NYC - The White Plains Performing’s Arts Center, a professional, non-profit regional theatre is seeking choral singers for the NY regional premiere of Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The show features Music & Lyrics by Alan Menken ("Newsies," "Aladdin") and Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked," "Pippin") and features a 32-person choir that is on stage (book in hand, no memorization required) for the duration of the show. These are non-acting, non-dancing roles for singers. These are for CHOIR PARTS ONLY! Actor auditions held at a later date. Those interested in the choir who are also interested in an “actor role” can do both but they must re-audition for the “actor” role when those dates are posted. If cast as an acting role at a later date and are already in the choir, casting can simply move you out of the choir into the company. Tech week: Dec. 16–21; show runs Dec. 22-23 & 27-30 and Jan. 4-7 & 10-14 in White Plains NY. *Please Note: We do not perform on ANY holidays. Performances range from 3 to 4 shows per week and play mainly weekends. Rehearsals will be a selected weekday evening and/or a weekend day beginning in October. The schedule will be flexible based on people’s availability and solidified upon casting which may also shorten the rehearsal process. Please make sure to bring any and all conflicts to the audition. EMC points available for those interested, but these are volunteer positions. Seeking—8 Sopranos (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18+, range: A3-D6. Participants should be experienced choristers/singers, able to read/understand demanding music well with knowledge and proper pronunciation of choral Latin; 8 Mezzo-Sopranos (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18+, range: F#3-G5. Participants should be experienced choristers/singers, able to read/understand demanding music well with knowledge and proper pronunciation of choral Latin; 8 Tenors (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18+, range: A2-B4. Participants should be experienced choristers/singers, able to read/understand demanding music well with knowledge and proper pronunciation of choral Latin; 4 Baritones (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18+, range: G-sharp2 to A4. Participants should be experienced choristers/singers, able to read/understand demanding music well with knowledge and proper pronunciation of choral Latin; 4 Basses (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18+, range: F-sharp2 to G4. Participants should be experienced choristers/singers, able to read/understand demanding music well with knowledge and proper pronunciation of choral Latin; Alternates/All Vocal Parts (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, to fill select parts should conflicts be an issue, to ensure we always have 32 singers per show. Participants should be experienced choristers/singers, able to read/understand demanding music well with knowledge and proper pronunciation of choral Latin. Auditions by appointment Sep 16 from 11am-4pm and Sep 19 from 7pm-10pm at White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains NY 10601) and Sep 28 from 7pm-10pm at Nola Studios (Studio F, New York NY). To make an appointment, call 914/328-1600, (Mon.-Fri., 11am-5pm) or email auditions@wppac.com with the date of the requested audition day and "Choir" in the subject line. Walk-ins welcome but appointments preferred. Do not leave a message. Include name, phone #, approximate time you’d like to audition. Video Submissions: Company will accept video submissions from singers who cannot attend the audition dates. Those who attend in person will be given priority. Videos must have you singing with accompaniment ideally from the show. Prepare one of the sections of the pieces listed below or a piece that shows off range, from or in the style of the score. If your song choice does not include these ranges, you will be vocalized to the extreme ends of the required range. Must bring sheet music in the correct key if not singing one of these selections. A piano accompanist will be provided but will not transpose. Charts are not acceptable; no CDs and no unaccompanied singing. Bring a picture & resume, stapled back-to-back.

 

JUKEBOX BROADWAY – SEP. 22 DEADLINE - Stargazer Productions is seeking Male Vocal Quarter for live musical production of Jukebox Broadway. Company states: "Seeking tenor, 2nd tenor, baritone and bass. Seeking principals and subs. Must be primarily a group singer and able to handle lead vocals as well. The show consists of medleys that includes over 65 songs from Jukebox Musicals such as Beatlemania, Jersey Boys, Motown - The Musical, Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, Five Guys Named Moe, Come Fly With Me, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Mama Mia, Movin' Out, Good Vibrations and more. This is a traveling production with various dates and locations across the United States." Seeking submission Nationwide. Salary to be determined based upon actual necromancer dates and schedule. Seeking—Male Quartet Singer (Lead): 18-60. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit audio clips, video clips, headshot and resume to GaryLOwens@aol.com by Sep 22 for further in person audition consideration. Southern California Auditions held in late October 2017. Other regional auditions to be scheduled (including date and location) based upon response.

 

STAND UP And SPEAK OUT – SEP. 23 & 24 – NORTH HAVEN - Stand Up and Speak Out is seeking singers for Stand Up and Speak Out, an inspirational singing group touring Connecticut venues and schools, bringing empathy through the arts. Rehearses twice a month; booking dates through November in Connecticut. Seeking—Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 12-17, strong, enthusiastic, and committed singers. Open Casting Calls Sep 23 from 12noon-2pm and Sep 24 from 12noon-2pm at Studio Be (138 Middletown Ave., North Haven CT 06473). Seeking talent from North Haven, CT. Prepare 16 bars of any musical theater song. Provide a resume and headshot via backstage.com or contact the group.

 

FLAT PACK MUSIC 2018 SEASON – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 24 - Flat Pack Music is casting the 2018 season, including La Boheme, The Marriage of Figaro, and Hansel and Gretel. Rehearses and performs throughout 2018, in Eastham, UK. No pay. Seeking—All Roles (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from Eastham, England. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the music company.

The JOLLY HOLIDAYS CAROLING COMPANY – SEP. 25 DEADLINE f/OCT. 1 - Chris Wade Music Productions is seeking submissions for the Jolly Holidays Caroling Company & Chris Wade Music Productions' 2017 holiday season, as well as year-round paid performance opportunities in 2018. Seeking Sopranos, Altos, Tenors, and Basses of all ethnicities who have a good ear for harmony and are experienced in part singing, a cappella. The Jolly Holidays are the official carolers of The Milleridge Inn, Bronx, Little Italy (Arthur Avenue) and have many bookings in NYC, LI, CT, NJ, and PA starting in November and ending in mid-January. Producer states: "We are looking for bright, personable, professional, responsible and engaging performers who are comfortable performing in a variety of environments and venues. We also highly prize team players, as everything we do is ensemble work." Rehearsals are Sunday afternoons/evenings Oct. 15-Nov. 19; performances throughout November-January in NYC, Long Island, CT, PA, NJ. Rehearsals are unpaid. Performances are paid. Seeking—Carolers: Males & Females, 18+, seeking sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses of all ethnicities who have a good ear for harmony and are experienced in part singing, a cappella; seeking bright, personable, professional, responsible, and engaging performers who are comfortable performing in a variety of environments and venues. Audition by appointment Oct 1 in New York NY. Submit your headshot, resume, links, etc. The cutoff for submissions is Sep. 25. Auditions are by invitation only. Rehearsals are unpaid, but all performances are paid. For more information, visit www.chriswademusic.com.

ECHO A CAPPELLA – SEP. 28 DEADLINE - Echo A Cappella is seeking new male singers or beatboxers to join Echo. Rehearse on Tuesdays (7pm-9pm) in Midtown Manhattan. Seeking—Tenor/Baritone/Bass: Male, 21-40. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit a cappella video of you, via backstage.com, singing a verse and chorus of a pop song of your choice that shows off your solo voice (no show tunes). Also, tell casting personnel a little about yourself (i.e. occupation, music experience, and any fun facts or tidbits). Videos are due Sep. 28 at 8pm. Callbacks Oct. 3, 8pm. Make sure you are available for callbacks before submitting.

WEDDING BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 28 - NY Wedding Band Agency is seeking young, energetic, dynamic male and female vocalists for a wedding band working with a big agency. We have a schedule of steady for work 2017 and 2018. Rehearses twice per month in North Jersey. Must have car. Pay comparable to starting rates for wedding bands. Seeking—Male Vocalists (Lead): 18+, great voice chops and a clean look are a must; must be dynamic and engaging with a crowd of guests; dancing ability is a plus; Female Vocalist (Lead): 18+, great vocal chops and a clean look are a must; must be dynamic and engaging with a crowd of guests; dancing ability is a plus. Seeking talent from Bloomfield NJ; New York NY; Hoboken, Montclair, Hackensack NJ. Submit photos, videos, and mp3s via backstage.com or contact the agency. If you don't have a video reel, it is okay to record a short clip of yourself singing into your phone.

The YULETIDE CAROLERS 2017 – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 29 - The Yuletide Carolers is seeking NYC-based SATB singers of all ethnicities for The Yuletide Carolers' 2017 Holiday Season. Four mandatory unpaid rehearsal dates of Oct. 29, and Nov. 5, 12 & 19 (2pm-6pm) in NYC. Works throughout the winter holiday season, December availability a must. Pay is TBD. Seeking—Christmas Carolers: Males & Females, 20-45, SATB singers; should be stylistically flexible, have a very strong sense of intonation for tight harmony and blend, and good reading/memorization skills are preferred. Seeking talent from New York NY. No union affiliation. A monitor will be provided. For consideration, please send materials to sandy@theyuletidecarolers.com. Auditions by appointment only. Submit headshot/resume noting experience for consideration. If interested, you will be contacted with an audition time. Prepare a brief, a cappella holiday song. If you cannot attend, you may submit video of your audition.

CHICAGO CHRISTMAS CAROLERS – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 5 - The Caroling Party is casting singers for caroling groups that will perform throughout the Chicago area. Company states: "We are looking for attractive, energetic performers who know how to 'sell it'. We need good singers who work in a pop style (rather than a classical or legit approach)." Rehearses Nov. 1, 7, 13, and 28 (7pm-10pm) in Wilmette IL. Pay varies by job (dependent on group size and time duration). Travel fees paid for jobs outside Chicago and suburbs. Seeking—Soprano (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 22-75, singing both ensemble and solo; Alto (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 22-75, singing both ensemble and solo; Tenor (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 22-75, singing both ensemble and solo; Bass (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 22-75, singing both ensemble and solo. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. Must have a car and provide your own costume. For the audition, prepare two a cappella Christmas solos of your choice. In addition, you may be asked to sight-sing one of our arrangements." To submit, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

STAGE SHOWS:

EQUITY, 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' – SEP. 11 & 25 – ITHACA - The Hangar Theatre is seeking Equity actors for various roles in a production of A Christmas Carol. Aoise Stratford, playwright; Note: A range of British accents, from Cockney to Scottish to RP are required. All children will be double-cast to minimize the amount of school that will need to be missed for student matinees. Company states: "The Hangar believes in diversity in casting and encourages actors of all ethnicities to audition for any and all roles." Rehearsals begin Nov. 14. Runs Dec. 5-24. Performances will take place at 2pm and 7pm on Dec. 10, 16 & 23. Tuesday-Friday performances will be at 7pm. Show rehearses and runs in Ithaca NY. Pays: $567/wk. Equity SPT 8 contract. Seeking—Woman #1: 18+, Mrs. Fezziwig et al (Chestnut Seller, Innkeeper’s Wife, Harriette, Mrs. Dilber), Early 40s to late 60s. Mrs. Fezziwig is the heart of the winter festivities the she and her husband throw every year. This is a track for a character actor capable of great transformation. Ideally with musical or dance ability as well; other roles. Equity Principal Audition Sep 11 from 10am-6pm and Sep 25 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1pm-2pm each day) at Hangar Theatre (801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca NY 14850). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For an appointment, contact hangar.casting@hangartheatre.org and indicate the role for which you’d like to read, so that the appropriate sides can be sent to you. Actors will read from sides that will be made available when the appointment is confirmed. Sides will also be available at the audition. Bring picture and resume.

 

EQUITY, 'WAITRESS' – SEP. 19 & 21 - Waitress, LLC is casting Equity singers and dancers for Waitress, for future replacements in the currently running Broadway production. Jessie Nelson, book; Sara Bareilles, music-lyrics; Ongoing Broadway production in NYC. Pays $1974/wk. Equity Production (League). Seeking—Equity Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 25-49, any ethnicity; must be strong movers/dancers; all movers/dancers must have excellent pop/rock voices in the style of Sara Bareilles and must have excellent comedic timing and be able to play a range of characters comprising the community in which the story takes place; Equity Dancers Who Sing (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 25-35, any ethnicity; must be strong movers/dancers; all movers/dancers must have excellent pop/rock voices in the style of Sara Bareilles and must have excellent comedic timing and be able to play a range of characters comprising the community in which the story takes place. Equity Chorus Calls Sep 19 at 11am for Equity male dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity female dancers who sing at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 17th floor, New York NY 10018) and Sep 21 at 10:30am for Equity male singers & 2pm for Equity female singers at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 16th floor, New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Dancers: Come warmed up and ready to move/dance with comfortable shoes. Bring a headshot and resume stapled together. Singers: Prepare a 16-32 bar cut of a pop/rock song in the style of Sara Bareilles that shows off your range. Bring sheet music as an accompanist will be provided. All actors should bring an updated picture/resume stapled together.

 

'CITY Of HOPE CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR MUSICAL' – SEP. 19 & 23 – NEWARK - INITIALS is casting Newark's first original holiday dramatic stage play musical, a triumphant reminder of the real meaning of Christmas. Casting states: "This musical will show hope, peace, and victory. A Christmas where all lives matter." Table read Sep. 27; rehearsals begin Oct. 5; runs Nov. 25, 2017-Jan. 6, 2018 (Saturdays only) at the historic Newark Symphony Hall, Newark NJ. All rehearsals will be in New Jersey and all candidates must be flexible and willing to travel to NJ. Compensation per show date and percentage of travel reimbursement provided. Seeking—“Mr. Watson” (Lead): Male, 30-45, able to sing and move well; should be well-built/fit; Mrs. Watson (Lead): Female, 30-40, attractive and well-rooted and strong in her faith; must sing well and move well and should also be athletic; “Cynthia Watson” (Supporting): Female, attractive, able to also sing and move well, fun, easy-going, carefree, and positive; “RJ Watson” (Supporting): Male, 17-22, RJ, is a college jock, and should surprisingly sing well.  Well built, lover but extremely intelligent type.  RJ must be well groom very in tuned to life.  RJ Admires his father and is sensitive to his siblings; “Kevin Watson” (Supporting): Male, 11-16, must sing well, somewhat of a geek as he's extremely intelligent, speaks extremely well; should be able to move well with some dancing ability, hip-hop or freestyle; “Kim Watson” (Supporting): Female, 9-13, must have high-energy bursting with the sunshine of love and extremely vibrant personality; must be able to sing; Kim captures the heart of all who sees and know her; the apple of the family's eye, but can be a hand full when she doesn't get her way; “Drake Watson” (Supporting): Male, 12-15, must sing extremely well; Drake is the quiet, shy one in the talented family, who feels somewhat out of place yet ambitious; speaks well and is well-mannered; when given the opportunity, he breaks his silence and shell through his music. Should move/dance well; “Mrs. Crawford” (Lead): Female, 32-47, must be attractive and sing well; possesses a business acumen, which at times comes across as arrogant, but is sweet as pie; Mrs. Crawford is extremely protective of her family and trusts few people; ability to move well is a plus; “Mr. Crawford” (Lead): Male, 35-50, must be well-groomed and extremely well-built; must appear to be an overgrown jock but business-savvy; a ladies' man and one whose charm is resented by most males, including that of his wife's boss. Singing ability is a plus to this character as he should hold his own; “LaToya Crawford” (Supporting): Female, 18-22, must sing and move well; model type with class, yet comes across as an airhead but is extremely bright; also knows how to play a guy, cunning; “Mr. Walker” (Supporting): Male, 35-55, should be well-built; somewhat rugged and rough-edged type but a businessman; ability to sing is a plus; “Mrs. Walker” (Supporting): Female, 35-52, a business executive who has kept her family afloat but has grown weary; must sing well; a strong worker in both her community and church with a bit of an animosity between her and Mrs. Watson but no one seems to know why but suspects something; “Mildred Walker” (Supporting): Female, 17-21, must sing and move well; pretty and athletic type; outgoing and winning personality; “Rhonda Walker” (Supporting): Female, 13-16, must sing well, attractive, and able to move well. Rhonda is well-spoken and strong in character; “Mayor Maurice” (Lead): Male, 34-47, street-smart with a little gangster attitude. Well-built and handsome, a gentlemen's gentlemen. Singing ability is a plus. Open Casting Calls Sep 19 from 7pm-9pm and Sep 23 from 10am-1pm at Newark Symphony Hall (1020 Broad St., Newark NJ 07102). Seeking talent from Plainfield, Hackensack, East Newark, Edison, Perth Amboy, Jersey City, Holmdel NJ. Do not apply if you're not serious or have not checked your schedule. No appointments required. Interested applicants must audition in person. Be sure to prepare a two-minute monologue and be ready to improv if asked.

 

'HOW CHRISTMAS FEELS' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 21 - Create. Inspire. Change. Theater Company is casting the world premiere of How Christmas Feels, a new musical. Matt Lowy, composer-lyrics-music dir.; Zach Teague, librettist; Synopsis: Mimi works at Scrangle's Snow Globe Factory in a bustling city, and has become disillusioned by "the Christmas spirit." Somewhat lost and lonely, she begins receiving anonymous letters, which seem to magically correspond with her actual life. These letters, along with a few surprisingly close friends, guide her in finding herself and what the holidays are all about. Rehearses Nov. 5-22 (6:30pm-10pm on weekdays, 10am-5pm on weekends) in NYC; tech rehearsals and performances will take place in Boston MA. Rehearsals will take place in New York City, with tech and performances in Boston MA. A small stipend will be provided and housing in Boston may be provided. A small stipend will be provided and housing in Boston may be provided. Seeking—“Mimi” (Lead): Female, 20-29, the central character; reserved, accident-prone, and complex, yet resilient; works at Scrangle’s Snow Globes on the assembly line; has an immense love for snow globes and the joy that they bring, but she feels trapped, like the people inside of a snow globe; trapped in her current financial situation, and trapped in a life of unhappiness (which especially comes out during the holidays); it isn’t until she starts receiving anonymous letters that she finds self-acceptance, the power of choice, and the true meaning of Christmas; awkward, clumsy, and self-deprecating but also fun. Think "Lizzie McGuire," but less annoying; “Rachel” (Lead): Female, 20-29, quick, but also somewhat of a space cadet; the comedic relief; Mimi’s outspoken and quirky best friend who works with her on the assembly line at Scrangle’s Snow Globes; above all else, she knows how to have fun; she's Mimi’s accountability; also self-involved but not obnoxiously so - which affects her relationship with Mimi. Think Phoebe Buffay from "Friends;” “Scrangle” (Lead): Male, 40-50, biting, intense, goofy, and insecure; character is inspired by Scrooge from "A Christmas Carol"; the owner of Scrangle’s Snow Globes and quite possibly the worst person ever; when it comes to money, he is filthy rich — but when it comes to relationships, he is destitute; sees money in everything; although he is hateful, he loves a good joke. Think a mean but less goofy Ace Ventura; “Mary” (Supporting): Female, 40-65, motherly, calming, and sassy; works "undercover" at Scrangle’s Snow Globes as a mail sorter and is later revealed to be Mrs. Claus; larger than life and she loves it; brings the magic to the show. Character is a combination of Sookie from "Gilmore Girls" and Oprah; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, a creative and dynamic ensemble to play many additional roles in the production; specifically seeking strong dancers with a unique personality. Seeking talent from Boston MA. To submit for How Christmas Feels, visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b48abae23a1fe3-howchristmas to sign up, and bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume with you to the audition.

 

'SIR GAWAIN And The GREEN KNIGHT' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 21 - Pearl Poet Productions is casting Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a musical. Rehearsals begin Oct. 24. Runs Dec. 1-17, in Chicago IL. Stipend $200+. Seeking—Green Knight (Supporting): Male, 18+, 6'+ with an athletic/muscular build, imposing, a strong rock vocal background and experience with verse required. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. Submit via backstage.com or contact the production company.

 

EQUITY, 'JERRY's GIRLS' – SEP. 21 - Wick Theatre and Costume Museum is casting a Wick Theatre and Costume Museum production of Jerry's Girls. Rehearsals begin Apr. 3, 2018; runs Apr. 19-May 13 in Boca Raton FL. Pays: $711/wk. min. Equity SPT-10 Contract. Seeking—Actors: Male, 20-40, this is a revue with four characters who are attractive and dynamic men. Characters' ages: 20-40. All must be strong singers and dancers. Ethnic minorities are encouraged to attend. Tap dance is a plus. Equity Principal Audition Sep 21 from 10am-2pm at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 16th fl., New York NY 10018). EPA procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a song in the style of the show that shows off your style and range. You may sing from "Jerry's Girls," but it is not required. Bring pix & resume, stapled together.

 

EQUITY, 'DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS' – SEP. 22 – MARIETTA - Atlanta Lyric Theatre is casting Equity actors-singers for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. David Yazbek, music-lyrics; Jeffrey Lane, book; Rehearsals begin Jan. 15, 2018; runs Feb. 9-25 in Marietta GA. Pays $432/wk. Equity LOA Agreement. Seeking—“Lawrence Jameson:” Male, 45-60, an experienced British con artist who is sophisticated, suave, and elegant; vocal range top: B-flat4; vocal range bottom: G2; “Freddy Benson:” Male, 25-35, a young, clever, aspiring American con artist; he is a sloppy, yet attractive womanizer, and is eventually conned by Christine; vocal range top: B4; vocal range bottom: A2; “Christine Colgate:” Female, 35-45, a seemingly good-natured American heiress vacationing on the French Riviera, who is revealed to be a notorious con artist. Naive and clueless at first, she becomes cunning and mischievous; vocal range top: F-sharp5; vocal range bottom: A3; “Andre Thibault:” Male, 45-55, Lawrence's French assistant; official and mostly serious, he has a light-hearted nature and a quirky sense of humor; vocal range top: F4; vocal range bottom: F2; “Muriel Eubanks:” Female, 50-60, a wealthy and attractive American socialite from Nebraska, she one of Lawrence's victims and Andre's subsequent love interest; vocal range top: C5; vocal range bottom: E3; “Jolene:” Female, 25-35, an American heiress from Oklahoma and the "Princess of Petroleum," she is very eager, optimistic, and energetic; vocal range top: D5; vocal range bottom: A3; Ensemble: Males & Females, 18+, the Ensemble will include six adult men and six adult women; all strong singers and dancers. Equity Principal Audition Sep 22 from 12noon-8pm at Lyric Studio Theatre in the Square (12 Powder Springs, Marietta GA 30064; Entrance under maroon awning). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare a brief musical theatre song in the style of the show. Bring your sheet music in your key. Accompanist provided. No video submissions. Dance call at callbacks only. For more info, visit www.atlantalyric.com.

 

TEENS, 'ALL SHOOK UP' REPLACEMENT CASTING – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 23 - Studio C Performing Arts is seeking an immediate replacement for a showcase role in All Shook Up. All other roles have been cast. A show inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing young man who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy. Producer states: "You'll be jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as 'Heartbreak Hotel,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' and 'Don’t Be Cruel.'" Rehearsals in progress for performances Oct. 27-Nov. 5. No participation fee required. Seeking—“Dean Hyde” (Lead): Male, 15-18, Mayor Matilda’s teenage son; has spent his youth at military boarding schools and he has never disobeyed his mother. Range: Tenor to B-sharp. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Email studiocperformingarts@gmail.com for more details.

 

'MADELINE's CHRISTMAS' – SEP. 23 - KOTA Productions is casting Madeline's Christmas based on the book by Ludwig Bemelmans. Synopsis: "In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived 12 little girls in two straight lines." When everyone gets the flu, the ever-resilient Madeline cares for them. With a little help from her magical friend, Harsha, Madeline and the girls fly home on magic carpets for the holidays! Runs Nov. 12-Dec. 10 (2-3 day/wk.; not everyone is called to all rehearsals/performances). Due to the busy holiday season, this production will have several rotating casts. $475 tuition fee required if cast. This is a tuition-based production. Scholarship may be available to qualifying applicants. Seeking—“Madeline” (Lead): Female, 8-11, 4'2"/50" & under, strong actress, singer and dancer; very small, spunky and confident; AEA and nonunion; Twelve Little Girls (Supporting): 7-16, to play Simone, Juliette, Kate, Dominique, Anne, Amy, Daphne, Isabelle, Camille, Regine, Mary); 5'4"/64" or under. Must sing, act and move well. All are featured roles with names and lines throughout the show; AEA (14 years old and under) & nonunion. Open Casting Call Sep 23 from 1pm-6pm at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., 16U-16th fl, New York NY 10018). For an audition appointment, visit www.KOTAProductions.com/audition. Bring headshot/resume and completed Audition form. Prepare 16-bars of a musical theater song that shows range and personality. Sheet music must be in the correct key.

 

EQUITY, 'CRUEL INTENTIONS' – SEP. 23 - Cruel Intentions Worldwide LLC is casting Equity actor-singers for Cruel Intentions. Co-created by Jordan Ross, Lindsey Rosin, and Roger Kumble, based on the 1999 film written and directed by Roger Kimble. Synopsis: Based on Roger Kumble’s film, the relentless game of cat and mouse comes alive in Cruel Intentions: The Musical. The cult classic tale of seduction and revenge follows despicable stepsiblings, Sebastian and Kathryn, in their attempt to destroy their classmates. This 90s jukebox musical will make you laugh, cry, and when the stakes are this high, maybe even fall in love. And, sometimes, that’s the cruelest thing of all. Rehearsals begin Oct. 31; runs Nov. 17-Dec. 11 in NYC. Pays $575/wk. Equity Cabaret Agreement. Seeking—“Kathryn Merteuil:” Female, 18+ to play 17-18 years old; Sebastian’s sexy, manipulative, devious step-sister with a heart two sizes too small; played by Sarah Michelle Gellar in the original film; “Annette Hargrove:” Female, adult actress 18+ to play 17-18 years old; Sebastian’s smart and virginal summer conquest turned first true love; mezzo-soprano; must belt up to a high E-flat; played by Reese Witherspoon in the original film; “Cecile Caldwell:” adult actress 18+ to play teen; a naive incoming freshman that Kathryn plans to corrupt in her quest for revenge; mezzo-soprano; must belt up to a high E-flat; played by Selma Blair in the original film; “Ronald Clifford:” Cecile’s well-mannered music tutor who also becomes a pawn in Sebastian and Kathryn’s game; tenor/baritone; played by Sean Patrick Thomas in the film; “Bunny Caldwell:” Cecile’s mother is a full-time wasp and part-time racist; an actress who can sing; mezzo-soprano; played by Christine Baranski in the film; “Greg McConnell:” adult actor 18+ to play 18; Manchester Prep's All-American football stud known for tackling the tight ends on and off the field; baritone tenor. Equity Principal Audition Sep 23 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave, 16th Floor, New York NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a short song. The music style of the show is contemporary and rock. Bring sheet music in the correct key: accompanist provided but may not transpose. Bring a picture and resume. This will be primarily a five show Saturday-Monday weekly run with additional shows over specific holiday periods. Casting director Henry Russell Bergstein and casting associate Satchel Buck Jones are expected at the EPA.

 

'A JINGLE A GO-GO: The MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 24 - Jingle Productions is casting A Jingle A Go-Go: The Musical. Synopsis: In this gay musical comedy romp, jingle writer Robert experiences writer’s block for a lipstick product, and with a small cry for help, he is magically and mysteriously thrown into a world full of glitter and fairy dust, the topsy-turvy domain of passionate drag queens with larger than life attitudes who come armed with lipstick—ready to write a jingle for Luscious Lips, help Robert out, and rule the world—and all without breaking a sweat…or a nail. Rehearses two times per week, varies based on actor availability; runs Oct. 11 at 9pm at the Studio Theater at Second City in Hollywood CA. No pay. Seeking—“Jingles Present” (Lead): Male, 20-40, the leader of the trio, Jingles Present helps Robert learn how to understand lipstick in order to write the jingle, and Present is also the leader, the one who brings Jingles Past and Future along, and who is currently the creator of jingle ideas; think Ghost of Christmas Present, but as a drag queen; in charge of the overall style of the jingle. Note: Must be okay with dressing in drag, but drag experience is not required; must have strong singing skills and be comfortable with tight harmonies and singing a cappella as well; “jingles Past” (Lead): Male, 25-45, essentially a "backup" singer-dancer to Jingles Present, Jingles Past helps Robert learn how to understand lipstick in order to write the jingle, and has knowledge of jingles from the past; think Ghost of Christmas Past, but as a drag queen; in charge of the music and lyrics. Note: Must be okay dressing in drag, but drag experience is not required. Must have strong singing skills and be comfortable with tight harmonies and singing a cappella as well; “Jingles Future” (Lead): Male, 20-35, essentially a "backup" singer-dancer to Jingles Present, Jingles Future helps Robert learn how to understand lipstick in order to write the jingle, and has knowledge of jingles from the future; think Ghost of Christmas Future, but as a drag queen. Note: Must be okay dressing in drag, but drag experience is not required. Strong harmony skills needed as well as the ability to harmonize a cappella; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-40, looking for three ensemble members to sing Jingles and weave the narrative through their musical "bits." Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Note your improv experience, sketch experience, and singing experience. Include any videos of you singing, dancing, or doing improv/sketch if you have that via backstage.com or contact the production company.

 

'SISTER ACT' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 24 - Curtain Call, Inc. is specifically seeking African American actors for the roles of Deloris Van Cartier, Curtis, Eddie, TJ, and Joey in the stage musical, Sister Act, which will rehearse and perform in Stamford CT. Synopsis: When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put into protective custody in the one place cops are sure she won’t be found--a convent. Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and an uptight Mother Superior. Using her fabulous disco-ness and killer voice to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church, but in doing so blows her cover. Soon it’s nun-on-the-run time, but she finds salvation in the heavenly power of her newly-found sisterhood. Based on the hit film of the same name, this stage adaptation features an original Alan Menken/Glenn Slater score with a vast inspiration of musical styles from Motown, soul, and funk, to great big disco anthems. A tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to rejoice. Rehearsals begin Sep. 25 in Stamford, CT and will be evenings, Monday through Thursday, 7pm-10pm. There will be some Sunday afternoons as well. Performances will be Nov. 17-Dec. 16, generally Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with three Thursdays, Nov. 30, Dec. 7 & 14. No pay. Housing at major hotel for tech week and performance weekends will be available if needed. Seeking—“Deloris Van Cartier” (Lead): Female, 25-35, an aspiring performer, trying to find both fame and a place in the world; when forced to hide in the convent, she initially refuses to embrace her new lifestyle but learns to embrace it when she works with the choir. Loud-mouthed, and sassy, but ultimately caring. Soprano with a strong belt. Should move well. African-American; “Curtis” (Supporting): Male, 33-56, a club owner, notorious gangster, and Deloris’s boyfriend; cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence; he is elegant and dangerous. Strong baritone with Bee Gees-esque falsetto; “Eddie Souther” (Supporting): Male, 24-50, the desk chief at the Philadelphia police station and a high school classmate of Deloris' who helps get her into hiding; faces a lot of nerves when under pressure, causing him to sweat profusely; he still yearns for Deloris after all these years, and dreams of being her hero. Must have a beautiful high baritone or tenor; TJ (Supporting): Male, 23-35, Curtis’s nephew and one of his thugs; deft and cognizant of the fact, constantly in a state of ignorant bliss. Must have comic chops and should move well. Very strong tenor, with a strong falsetto; “Pablo” (Supporting): Male, 21-52, one of Curtis’s thugs; a natural follower, constantly speaks in Spanish. Tenor with strong falsetto who moves well. Seeking talent from Stamford CT. Note that auditions, rehearsals and performances will take place in Stamford CT. Executive director states: "Curtain Call is Stamford's longest-running and only year-round nonprofit producing theater company operating in two venues with 12 or more full-scale productions each year. Here's a link to a brief video about us: https://vimeo.com/231115534." Audition appointments will be scheduled for as soon as Sep. 21, beginning as early as 5pm.

 

'The MUSIC MAN' – SEP. 24 - Vanguard Theater Company is casting The Music Man. Rehearses Sundays only in South Orange or Monclair NJ. Small stipend is available. Seeking—“Harold Hill” (Lead): Male, 25-45, our story's unsuspecting protagonist; a con man, traveling under the auspices of a salesman, he eventually falls in love with Marian Paroo; charismatic and charming; vocal range top: F4; vocal range bottom: A-flat2; “Marian Paroo” (Lead): Female, 20-40, the stuffy town librarian and music teacher; she is an attractive young lady who eventually falls for Harold Hill; stuck up; curious; vocal range top: A5; vocal range bottom: G3; Audition by appointment Sep 24 at 6pm at South Orange Middle School (70 S Ridgewood Rd, New York NY 70709). If you are unable to make a live audition, send a resume, headshot and a video audition of you singing 32 bars (a chorus or verse of a song from the show or in the style of the show) to Vanguardtheatercompany@gmail.com Easy commute from trains. Interested applicants can make an appointment at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090945aaa92da1fd0-music. Synopsis: The Vanguard Theater Company is holding open auditions for Harold Hill and Marian Paroo for a concert version of The Music Man. The show is a reimagined version and we are looking for a diverse non-traditional cast. Specifically we are looking for a Marion or Harold Hill of color.

 

'9 TO 5' – SEP. 24 & 25 – LOS ALTOS - Foothill Music Theatre is casting 9 to 5, the musical based on Dolly Parton's 1980 hit movie. Project description: "Set in the late 1970's, this hilarious story of friendship and women’s roles both at work and in relationships set in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic." Performances to be held Mar. 1-18, 2018, in Los Altos CA. Seeking—“Violet” (Lead): Female, 35-50, vocal range: D5-F3; “Doralee” (Lead): Female, 20-35, vocal range: E5-G3; “Judy” (Lead): Female, 30-40, vocal range: F5 to A-flat3; “Franklin Hart” (Lead): Male, 40-50, vocal range: G-flat4 to C3; “Roz Keith” (Supporting): Female, 30-45, vocal range: C5-G3; “Joe” (Supporting): Male, 25-35, vocal range: G4-B2; “Dwayne” (Supporting): Male, 25-30, vocal range: G4-E2; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+. Open Casting Calls Sep 24, 2017: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM and Sep 25, 2017: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Smithwick Theater, Los Altos, C. Prepare a short song in the style of the show; songs from the show acceptable. Songs should be one-to two-mins. Bring sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided.

'FIDDLER On The ROOF' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 25 - Plaza Theatrical Productions is casting a local tour of Fiddler on the Roof. Rehearses Sep. 11-Oct. 6 at the Plaza Studios in Lynbrook NY; runs Oct. 6-Nov. 19 at various locations on Long Island and one performance in New Jersey. Stipend per performance provided. Seeking—“Fyedka” (Supporting): Male, 17-30, a young, handsome Russian who falls in love with Tevye's youngest daughter, Chava. Must be able to sustain a high G in the musical number "To Life;” “Chava” (Supporting): Female, 18-28, Chava is Tevye's daughter who decides to marry a russian out of love and not tradition. Must sing well and move well. Seeking talent from Lynbrook, New York NY. Email a headshot and resume via backstage.com or contact the casting company. Only those the producer wishes to see will be contacted for an audition appointment. If called for an audition, you must come prepared with 16 bars of show tunes-style music. If applying for the role of Fyedka, be prepared to sing Fyedka's solo in "To Life."

YESTON & KOPIT's 'PHANTOM' – SEP. 25 - The Fireside Theatre is casting its production of Yeston & Kopit's Phantom. Maury Yeston, music and lyrics; Arthur Kopit, book; Rehearsals begin Dec. 11; runs Dec. 29-Feb. 18 in Fort Atkinson WI. Competitive salary, plus EMC points, housing, meals, and travel provided. Seeking—“Erik, the Phantom” (Lead): Male, 20s-30s; baritone with bass notes; dark and brooding with artistic sensitivity underneath; shuns contact with people, but is yearning for love (which he finds with Christine); “Christine Daae” (Lead): Female, 20s; young, beautiful soprano; warm and optimistic; filled with dreams of singing on the opera stage; drawn to Erik's musical gifts and to his soul; “Count Philippe de Chandon” (Lead): Male, 20s; baritone/tenor; rich patron of the arts; handsome and confident; is in love with Christine; “Gerard Carriere” (Lead): Male, 40s-50s; baritone; former director of the Opera; warm and wise; Erik's protector; a kind man with a dark secret; “Alain cholet” (Lead): Male, 30s-50s; the new head of the Opera; comic character man; gives the impression of being in charge but is in fact ruled by Carlotta; “Carlotta” (Lead): Female, late 30s-50s; Alain Cholet's diva wife; mezzo soprano; grande dame of the Opera; jealous of anyone younger, prettier, and more talented, especially Christine. Open Casting Call Sep 25 at 10am for non-Equity performers at Nola Rehearsal Studios (250 W. 54th St., New York NY 10019). Monitor will begin signing people up when the building opens at 8:30am. Do not start an unofficial list; it will not be honored. Be signed up by 9:45am. Typing will be done promptly at 10am. Prepare 16 bars in the style of the show. You may sing from the show.

DISNEY's 'NEWSIES' – SEP. 25 - The Fireside Theatre is casting its production of Disney's Newsies. Alan Menken, music; Jack Feldman, lyrics; Harvey Fierstein, book; Rehearsals begin Feb. 5, 2018; runs Feb. 22-April 8 in Fort Atkinson WI. Competitive salary, plus EMC points, housing, meals, and travel provided. Seeking—“Jack” (Lead): Male, 17-22, Caucasian; handsome, passionate, and charismatic leader of the Newsies; a street-smart kid with a dark, artistic soul right beneath the bluster; not a blowhard; this kid's the real thing. Must have a great pop tenor voice; “Davey” (Supporting): Male, 16-21; Caucasian; a thinker; raised in a home as opposed to the other Newsies, Davey is the book-smart counterpoint to the other boys; the voice of reason; a nice Jewish boy. Must have a great contemporary tenor voice; “Joseph Pulitzer” (Supporting): Male, 40s; Caucasian; the boisterous forefather of Wm. F. Buckley Jr., Glen Beck, and Rupert Murdoch; an on-point, know-it-all politician; impolite and impatient with the world. Must sing well; “Katherine Plumber” (Supporting): Female, 17-22; Caucasian; the strong-willed daughter of Pulitzer; this young lady drips smarts, opinions, and confidence; a young Katherine Hepburn or Ellen Page; this damsel needs no prince to save her. Must have a great pop/contemporary musical theater voice with a high belt; “Crutchie” (Supporting): Male, 17-22; any ethnicity; a slight, sickly boy with a huge heart; he walks with the aid of a crutch due to a bad leg, but that doesn't hold him back from being right in the middle of any mischief; a real charmer; “Medda” (Supporting): Female, 40s-60s; any ethnicity; a vaudeville star of the Bowery variety; risqué and tough. Must have a big voice and great comic delivery. Open Casting Call Sep 25 at 10am at Nola Rehearsal Studios (250 W. 54th St., New York NY 10019). Monitor will begin signing people up when the building opens at 8:30am. Do not start an unofficial list; it will not be honored. Be signed up by 9:45am. Typing will be done promptly at 10am. Prepare 16 bars in the style of the show. You may sing from the show.

'INFINITE, A NEW MUSICAL In CONCERT' – SEP. 25 – SAN FRANCISCO - The Witty Fool Players is casting Infinite, A New Musical In Concert, presented by The Witty Fool Players. Louis Lagalante, composer; Synopsis: Infinite is one of the most popular festivals in the world, reaching an audience of over one million unique attendees every year. It knows what you like. It knows what you want. And it has a way of changing your mind about both. Rehearsals in San Francisco; dress rehearsal Oct. 29; runs Oct. 30 at 7:30 in San Francisco CA. Actors will receive a small compensation for their performances. Seeking—“Dana” (Lead): Female, 20-30, Stella’s high school best friend; a self-described “lady entrepreneur” who believes above all in the power of “leaning in”; suggested she and Stella meet up at Infinite for two reasons: (1) their favorite band from high school, The Stammers, are headlining; and (2) she hopes that inspiration for a startup will strike among the glamour of Infinite; mezzo; “Stella” (Lead): Female, Transgender Female, 20-30, a grad student and amateur singer-songwriter who is, in her words, “very single and very happy with it.”; at Infinite to reconnect with her best friend from high school, having spent the last four years in college on opposite coasts; alto or female tenor; “Franco” (Supporting): Male, 25-35, the billionaire founder of Palaza, a social media platform that describes itself as “The World’s Town Square"; finds an excuse to go to Infinite every year, in the hopes that he’ll meet his “dream girl” among the festival-goers; this year, his excuse is that he wants to become Longwave Media’s “exclusive social media partner” for Infinite; tenor; “Colin Lightwood” (Supporting): Male, 35-50, an overly macho rock star whose band The Stammers is reuniting at Infinite for the first time in ten years; now that he has reached middle age, he has discovered a certain level of self-awareness that he used to lack; it doesn’t stop him from being insufferable; tenor with a strong low range; The Director (Supporting): Male, 50-75, a former Flower Child who watched his youthful dream fall apart around him; worked for a hedge fund in the early eighties and used his newfound largesse to stage a hostile takeover of Longwave Media at the tail end of the Reagan era; since then, he’s been quietly and methodically expanding its footprint; committed above all to his singular vision; baritone; Young Man (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18-25, the Social Media Co-Manager of Infinite; internet celebrity who has become famous for making choppily-edited videos in which he talks at the camera about how his opinions are the best opinions; Infinite is a big step forward for him; baritone; “Vicky J” (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18-25, the Social Media Co-Manager of Infinite; internet celebrity who has become famous for making choppily-edited videos in which she talks at the camera about how her opinions are the best opinions; Infinite is a big step forward for her; alto. Audition by appointment Sep 25 from 5pm-9pm at Mary Sano Studio (245 5th St., #314, San Francisco CA 94103). If you cannot make the audition day and are interested in sending a video audition, email us at thewittyfoolplayers@gmail.com for more information. Prepare two minutes of a Contemporary Musical Song or a Pop Song. An accompanist will be provided, but not required to sing with. Audition Appointments: email thewittyfoolplayers@gmail.com and include your audition time preference. You may send your resume and headshot, but it is not required.

EQUITY, 'OKLAHOMA!,' 'The EMPEROR's NEW CLOTHES,' 'PINKALICIOUS' – SEP. 25 – CHICAGO - Marriott Lincolnshire is seeking male and female actors for upcoming productions in Oklahoma!, The Emperor's New Clothes and Pinkalicious. Oklahoma! rehearsals begin Mar. 22, 2018; runs Apr. 11-June 17. The Emperor's New Clothes (TYA) rehearsals begin Feb. 12; runs Feb. 23-May 13; Pinkalicious (TYA) rehearsals begin July 2; runs July 14-Aug. 12. Pays: $774/wk. minimum for Oklahoma!; $104/performance for TYA. Equity Special Agreement. Seeking—Male & Female Actors: 18+. For OKLAHOMA! – “Aunt Eller:” A down-to-earth farm woman who has managed to make a life on the frontier for herself and her niece, Laurey. She sees the good in everyone. Age Range- 45 plus; Gender: Female-Identifying; Vocal range: Mezzo; “Curly:” A confident, handsome cowboy with the kind of affable personality that people are drawn to. His strong ego sometimes causes him to be too sure of himself. Age Range: 18-25, Gender: Male-Identifying; Vocal Range: Lyric Baritone; “Laurey:” A strong, spunky farm girl. She has been raised by her Aunt Eller and has learned to be self-sufficient. Age Range-18-25; Gender: Female-Identifying; Vocal Range: Soprano; “Will Parker:” A good-natured cowboy and champion steer roper. He's in love with Ado Annie and not afraid to express his feelings. Age Range: 18-25. Gender: Male-Identifying; Vocal Range: Tenor; “Ado Annie Carnes:” A boy-crazy farm girl. She's too naive to know how to handle herself around men, which gets her into trouble. Age Range: 18-25; Gender: Female-Identifying; Vocal Range: Soprano; “Jud Fry:” Is Laurey and Aunt Eller's surly hired hand and he has his eye on Laurey. He has a dark, possibly criminal past and his sullen, volatile nature frightens Laurey. Age Range: 25-32; Gender: Male-Identifying; Vocal Range: Baritone; “Andrew ‘Papa’ Carnes:” Ado Annie's protective father and he is determined that no man will take advantage of her innocent nature. Age Range: 45+; Gender: Male-Identifying; Vocal Range- Tenor; “Gertie Cummings:” A silly flirt from a nearby town with the most annoying laugh in the Territory. She's too full of herself to realize that that most people would rather not be in her company; Age Range: 18-25; Gender: Female-Identifying; Vocal Range: Mezzo; “Ike Skidmore:” Owns the ranch where the Box Social takes place. Age Range: 35+; Gender: Male-Identifying; Vocal Range: Baritone; for THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES – “Arno:” The palace's scrub kid who is outgoing and impulsive. Says the first thing that comes into their head; Gender: TBD; Character Age: 15 to 20; Vocal range: B-flat2 to G4; “Swindler:” Makes the "Magic" clothes for Marcus. He is a conniving, imaginative showman extremely skilled at his art of trickery; Gender: Male-Identifying; Character Age: 25-35; Vocal range: C3-F4; “Deena:” The Royal Clothes-maker who is motherly, level-headed, bossy and nervous; Gender: Female-Identifying; Character Age: 30-40; Vocal range: B3-E5; “William:” The Royal Advisor who is fatherly, and a little henpecked. He tries to be authoritative and responsible, but generally fails; Gender: Male-Identifying; Character Age: 30-40; Vocal range: A2-F4; “Marcus:” The Emperor and our story's protagonist. Has a powerful imagination and is very intelligent, however lacks self-confidence; Gender: TBD; Character Age: 20-30; Vocal range: B-flat2 to F4; for PINKALICIOUS – “Pinkalicious:” An energetic little girl who loves the color pink and pink cupcakes. Learns that more is not always better, learns self-control, and learns the power of pink. Gender: Female-Identifying; Vocal range: A-sharp3 to G5; “Peter” (her younger brother): Secretly desires to enjoy pink like his sister and to express himself creatively; earns the right to play with pink toys and to enjoy life's silver lining by expressing himself freely. Gender: Male-Identifying; Vocal Range- F-sharp2 to G-sharp4; “Alison:” Pinkalicious’ best friend who also wants to be pink. Learns not to be jealous, that the grass is not always greener on the other side. Gender: Female-Identifying; Vocal range: A-flat3 to F5; Played by same actor playing Dr. Wink; “Dr. Wink:” Pinkalicious’ female pediatrician who is very excited about diagnosing pinkititis. Gender: Female-Identifying. Vocal Range: A-flat3 to F5; “Mrs. Pinkerton:” (Pinkalicious’ organic-minded and busy mother. Learns to be less rigid and less busy; finds her inner girl; learns to enjoy sweets and eats buttercream frosting in the finale and wears a pink dress. Gender: Female-Identifying. Vocal Range: F-sharp3 to E5; “Mr. Pinkerton:” (Pinkalicious pinkaphobic father) Learns to be less close-minded and strict; forbids Peter to play with pink toys; later permits Peter to express himself even if it involves pink, admires Pinkalicious for her love of pink, and even wears pink clothes himself. Gender: Male-Identifying. Vocal Range: G2-C4. Equity Principal Audition by appointment Sep 25 from 10am-1pm (possible extension appointments from 2pm-4pm) at Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago IL 60657). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Equity members can book appointments through the member portal starting on Sep. 18 at 12noon. Prepare one 16-32 bar cut (approximately one minute in length), and bring a second in case the Artistic Team needs to hear more. An accompanist will be provided. Bring music in your key. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together. No performers under 18 are being seen at this time. All ethnicities strongly encouraged to attend.

EQUITY, 'FOLK WANDERING' – SEP. 26 - Pipeline Theatre Company is seeking Equity actors for this world premiere from Pipeline Theatre Company, known for its imaginative and adventurous storytelling. Andrew Neisler & Jaclyn Backhaus, concept; Jaclyn Backhaus, book-lyrics; Blake Allen, Mike Brun, Andrew R. Butler, Joel Esher, Alex Fast, Jo Lampert, Barrie McLain, Annie Tippe, and Dominique Toney, additional music-lyrics; The eleven actors of the cast will form a troupe of troubadours who spin together tales from tenement Manhattan, the deserts of Utah, and small-town Indiana. Folk Wandering is an exploration of the hopes and heartbreaks that weave through our American fabric, and of the untold past that propels us forward. Seeking adventurous and game actors-singers who are comfortable being a part of an ensemble. Casting a diverse company. Qualified actor-singers of all ethnicities, genders, and gender identities, and backgrounds, and abilities are encouraged to audition. Looking for folky, soulful, gritty voices of all types and varieties. The ability to play an instrument is a plus (particularly guitar, ukulele, mandolin, autoharp, banjo, violin, viola, clarinet, flute, accordion, harmonium). Rehearsals begin on/about Jan. 22; previews begin on/about Feb. 23; opens on/about Mar. 4; closes on/about Mar. 25 in NYC. Pays: $325/wk. min. plus health/pension. Equity Transition Contract. Contract/salary approval pending. Seeking—“Rosealia Fabrisio:” any ethnicity, adult actor 18+ to play 14, bright mezzo-soprano. An Italian girl living in a tenement who is forced to work in the factory when she is old enough, but she dreams of becoming a journalist; fiery, spunky, independent, and youthful. Principal; Harlan/Steve (Dual Role): any ethnicity, 20s to 30, Tenor who can be both shout-y and mellow; strong comedic chops are necessary. Principal. Harlan: A young, earnest boy living in a tenement; Rosealia's neighbor and friend. Steve: A grizzled Midwestern alcoholic who is a regular at the bar; irreverent humor, his own best friend; “Bobby Lombardi:” any ethnicity, 20s to 30s, suave tenor with big range. A runaway musician who is mistaken for James Dean when he is hiding out in a small Indiana town; smooth, handsome, confident, self-important; exhibits all his privilege, for his own betterment, at the expense of others. Ability to play guitar is a plus. Principal; “Hannah Samson:” any ethnicity, 20s to 30s, pop-rock mezzo-soprano. On-again, off-again love interest of Bobby; she cares for him, but their relationship is toxic; passionate, short-tempered, intelligent, and vicious. Alanis Morissette-type singer. Principal; “Everett Reuss:” any ethnicity, 20s to 40s, grungy tenor or high baritone. Ability to play guitar, uke, mandolin, or bango is a plus. Vagabond who leaves behind his life to wander the natural west, mysterious, haunting; good-hearted and good-natured; finds the beauty in small things; folky voice necessary and musical instruments are definitely a plus. Principal; “Kai:” any ethnicity, late 20s to 40s, airy mezzo-soprano. Dust Bowl mother; worn and weary; dealt a bad hand, but determined to make the best of it; strong, ruthless. Principal; Dorothea Lange/Norma Pancakes (Dual Rule): any ethnicity, 30s to 70s, mezzo-soprano or soprano; strong comedic chops are necessary; character actress able to meld with the ensemble and shine brightly at alternate points. Principal. Dorothea: Photographer, well-off, good listener. Norma Pancakes: Roller-skating diner waitress; Rat Von Quilty/Alberto Fabrisio (Dual Role): any ethnicity, 30s to 50s, rich baritone or bass. Strong comedic chops, larger-than-life and loving personalities welcome. Principal. Rat Von Quilty: Congenial person at the bar. Alberto Fabrisio: A jolly father who wants the best for his children; Barkeep/Joey (Dual Role): any ethnicity, 20s to 30s, tenor. Ability to play piano is a plus. Principal. Barkeep: Immaculate bartender who whips up a mean drink; nary any lines, but a striking physical presence and vocabulary. Joey: Melodramatic, young lover of Sadie, dreamer; fresh-faced, excited by life; Sadie Fabrisio/Alma: any ethnicity, 20s to 30s, sweet mezzo-soprano. Ability to play piano is a plus. Principal. Sadie Fabrisio: Practical, young lover of Joey. Alma: Six-year-old little girl; fearless, spunky, and outspoken; Caroline/Catherine (Dual Role): any ethnicity, 20s to 40s, cutting true Soprano with alto notes. Principal. Caroline: Classic high-school mean girl; overachiever; out to get the guy. Catherine: Immigrant mother; loving, warm, hard-working; looks out for her family, fiercely devoted to them. Equity Principal Audition Sep 26 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 4th fl., New York NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief folk/rock/contemporary song that shows your style and vocal range. Bring sheet music and pix & resumes, stapled together. A piano accompanist will be provided. Casting states: "We are committed to casting a diverse company. Qualified actor-singers of all ethnicities, genders and gender identities, and backgrounds, and abilities are encouraged to audition."

'IMAGINE' – SEP. 26 – LAS VEGAS - Aon Theatrical Productions is casting Imagine, a rock opera musical that takes place through the generations of love, life, laughter, and dreaming. Rehearses on dates TBD; run expected to begin late fall-early winter 2017, possibly into spring 2018 in Las Vegas NV. Production states: "Pays stipend after backers’ audition and scale when full budget realized in late fall, early winter of 2017, possibly into the spring of 2018." Seeking—“Lance” (Lead): Male, 18-25, the geek from the other side of the tracks with slicked back, long brown hair and glasses who really likes Kathryn, but is afraid to tell anyone, as she is above his class in life; a teenager with brown eyes. Audio/video reel a plus; “Kathryn” (Lead): Female, 18-25, a good girl swayed by her father and peers she wants to please; the most popular in school and head cheerleader with blond hair and blue eyes; extremely attractive; Lance's true love, who decides she wants to be with Lance and not the boyfriend her father has chosen for her: Josh. Audio/video reel a plus; “Josh” (Supporting): Male, 18-25, Kathryn's designated boyfriend; the school quarterback hunk who has long sandy blond hair; the most popular and a rich kid brat trying to secure a position in the law firm of Kathryn's father; cares about nothing but himself; a bully, but really insecure and overwhelmed by pressure from Kathryn's father to Marry Kathryn. Audio/video reel a plus; “Serena” (Supporting): Female, 18-25, Kathryn's best friend; a pretty Asian girl; more of a tough tomboy type who realizes her vulnerabilities as the musical progresses; Serena has black shining hair and dark eyes; she hangs with the in crowd and is the second most popular girl in school; has attitude; secretly begins liking Lance, but is a mentor to Kathryn and will not violate her trust no matter her feelings, but eventually becomes Lance's wife. Audio/video reel a plus; “Shakespear” (Supporting): Male, 18-25, a riddle and joke maker hanging with the in crowd; uncaring of others' feelings as long as he's popular; Josh’s best friend; a large, muscular boy with brown hair; although he bullies for acceptance within the clique, he is a bit dimwitted, although he's not aware of it. Audio/video reel a plus; “Wesley” (Poindexter) (Supporting): Male, 18-25, one of Lance's classmates; has short black hair combed like a geek and large black glasses; looks more the geek than Lance; dressed in black slacks with pointy shoes and a long white sleeve button-up shirt; helps Lance calculate how long he has to retrieve his thesis before being late for school and kung fu fighting. Audio/video reel a plus; John Lennon Tribute Artist (Supporting): Male, 18-40, tribute artist who appears in Lance's dreams. Audio/video reel a plus; Chubby Checker Tribute Artist (Supporting): Male, 18-50, tribute artist who appears at the school dance. Audio/video reel a plus; Jerry Lee Lewis Tribute Artist (Supporting): Male, 18-50, tribute artist who appears at the school dance. Audio/video reel a plus; Marilyn Monroe Tribute Artist (Supporting): Female, 18-40, tribute artist who appears in Lance's dreams. Audio/video reel a plus. Audition by appointment Sep 26 (Auditions end at 6pm) at 3160 S. Valley View Blvd., Ste. 104, Las Vegas NV 89102. In your cover letter, note your availability. Bring a headshot/bio to the audition location and contact Karen at 702/426-1458 to schedule an appointment. Appointments recommended. Open auditions are first come, first served following all appointments. Singing, acting, and dance are required for most parts. All parts require acting and the majority require dance or choreographed movement.

EQUITY, 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' – SEP. 27 DEADLINE - Geva Theatre Center is casting one role in A Christmas Carol. Gregg Coffin, music-lyrics; Rehearsals begin Oct. 31; previews begin Nov. 22; runs Nov. 29-Dec. 24 in Rochester NY. Pays: $887/wk. min. Equity LORT B Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—Jacob Marley/Schoolmaster/Topper/Business: Male, 18+, bari-tenor to high A-flat. Any ethnicity. Looking for a strong character actor to play the following roles. Jacob Marley: powerful, scary, passionate, and torments; must be physically able to carry a long chain and trunk on his back. Schoolmaster: pompous and smarmy. Topper: the life of the party. Businessman: exaggerated "Statler and Waldorf" Muppet character. Seeking talent from New York NY. NYC auditions on an upcoming date TBD by appointment only. For consideration, mail pix & resume to: Elissa Myers Casting, 421 7th Ave., Ste. 1011, ATTN: Christmas Carol, Role of ____, New York, NY, 10001. Equity members only. Submissions received after Sep. 27 will not be considered. Note that this is a high-security building and drop-offs are not possible.

EQUITY, 'NEWSIES' – SEP. 27 - The Fireside Theatre is casting Newsies with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and book by Harvey Fierstein. Rehearsals begin Feb. 5, 2018; runs Feb. 22-Apr. 8 in Fort Atkinson WI. Pays $665/wk. Equity Dinner Theatre Contract. Seeking—“Jack:” Male, 20-29, handsome, passionate and charismatic leader of the Newsies. A street-smart kid with a dark artistic soul right beneath the bluster. Not a blowhard. This kid's the real thing. Must have a great pop tenor voice; “Davey:” Male, 20-29, a thinker. Raised in a home as opposed to the other Newsies, Davie is the book-smart counterpoint to the other boys. The voice of reason. A nice Jewish boy. Must have a great contemporary tenor voice; “Joseph Pulitzer:” Male, 40-49, the boisterous forefather of Wm. F. Buckley Jr, Glen Beck and Rupert Murdoch. An on point, know it all, politician. Impolite and impatient with the world. Must sing well; “Katherine Plumber:” Female, 18-29, the strong willed daughter of Pulitzer. This young lady drips smarts, opinions and confidence. A young Katherine Hepburn or Ellen Page. This damsel needs no prince to save her. Must have a great pop/contemporary musical theater voice with a high belt; “Crutchie:” Male, 18-29, a slight, sickly boy with a huge heart. He walks with the aid of a crutch due to a bad leg, but that doesn't hold him back from being right in the middle of any mischief. A real charmer; “Medda:” Female, 40-69, a vaudeville star of the Bowery variety. Risque, tough, with a big voice and great comic delivery. Seeking female character actor. Equity Principal Audition Sep 27 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Nola Rehearsal Studios (250 W. 54th St., 11th fl., New York NY 10019). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a short song in the style of the show. Singing from the show is fine. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Bring sheet music in correct key; accompanist provided but may not transpose. 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, 'STELLALUNA' – SEP. 27 - Northbrook Park District is Stellaluna. Production states: "We are an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking a diverse group of actors for our upcoming production. All ethnicities, genders, and abilities are strongly encouraged to audition. All actors must be at least 16 years old to audition. The story is told using text, tap, puppetry, music, and American Sign Language. All roles require strong interest or experience in puppetry. All genders will be considered for all roles." Rehearses Jan. 2-5, 9-12, 2018 (10am-1pm); tech rehearsals Jan. 15 (11am-4pm), 17 (9am-4pm), 18 (9am-11am), 19 (9am-4pm); runs Jan. 20 & 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17, & 24 (10am-1pm) at Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Ave., Northbrook IL. (Potential school performances are added during the weeks the show is running, based on school and actor availability. Two weeks advance notice is given). Pays: $81/performance, $13/hr. for rehearsals. Equity LOA-TYA Tier 2 Contract. Seeking—“Stellaluna:” Male or Female, 16+, a young bat; Mother Bat, Baby Birds & Other Puppet Roles: Males & Females, 16+. Equity Principal Audition Sep 27 from 10am-1pm at Actors' Equity Association (Chicago Member Center, 557 W. Randolph St., 1st fl., Chicago IL 60661; dial 011 for auditions). EPA procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Equity members may schedule appointments online through the member portal beginning Sep. 8 at 12noon. Prepare one children's theater monologue and 32 bars each of two contrasting pieces of music that best showcase your voice. All material must be appropriate for young audiences. Bring headshot, resume, and a list of any rehearsal or performance conflicts. If you are unable to attend the audition, video submissions of the listed audition materials must be received by email to Erin Sweet at esweet@nbparks.org by 12noon on Sep. 27. Incomplete video submissions will not be accepted.

EQUITY, 'A SIGN Of The TIMES' – SEP. 27, OCT. 2 & 3 - Wells Street Productions, LLC is seeking an Equity actor for one role, plus Equity dancers and singers for ensemble and featured ensemble roles for A Sign Of The Times. Richard Robin, story; Bruce Vilanch, book; Actors of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to attend. Synopsis: 1965. The pulse of a changing era lures Cindy from Middle America to the swirl of Manhattan. Unexpected friends, lovers, careers and conflicts are all a subway ride away in a pop-fueled new musical featuring songs made famous by Petula Clark and other hit-makers of the day. “I Know a Place,” “The Shoop Shoop Song,” and “If I Can Dream” are among the fabulous favorites on an eye-opening ride from innocence to experience. Forget all your troubles, forget all your cares – go “Downtown” and find out who you are. Runs Dec. 4-15 in NYC. Pays: $500/week, plus pension and health insurance. Equity Staged Reading contract. Seeking—“Matt:” Male, 18+, 20s. Hot in a small town way. The Friday night lights are the brightest thing in his life. Ability to play smaller instrument (i.e. fiddle, harmonica, etc.) a plus; Aunt Cleo/Hattie (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 40s. Cindy’s aunt. It’s been a road of discovery, and every mile she has traveled is written on her face. She became a beatnik and is transitioning into a hippie. Actress will also play Hattie: Sassy and under-appreciated receptionist a big advertising firm in NY. She is very aware of the sexual politics in the workplace during the 60’s. Must move well; Ensemble Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 20s–40s. Versatile performers who can play a variety of roles throughout the show: corporate types, club-goers, activists, small town folk. Must move well; Ensemble Dancers Who Sing (Chorus/Ensemble) Males & Females, 20s–40s. Versatile performers who can play a variety of roles throughout the show: corporate types, club-goers, activists, small town folk. Equity Principal Audition Sep 27 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018) and Equity Chorus Calls Oct 2 at 10am for Equity female dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity male dancers who sing and Oct 3 at 10am for female singers & 2pm for Equity male singers at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018). EPA and ECC Procedures are in effect for these auditions. An Equity Monitor will be provided. EPA actors: prepare a ‘60s pop song that shows vocal range. An accompanist will be provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. ECC dancers: Women should bring character heels. Men should bring knee pads and no slip-on jazz shoes. You may be asked to stay and sing. Bring your book of music, including sheet music for a ‘60s pop song that shows vocal range. An accompanist will be provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. ECC singers: Prepare a '60s pop song that shows vocal range. An accompanist will be provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

'The SHOUTING MUTE' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 28 - The Shouting Mute is casting the musical, The Shouting Mute. Project description: "Research and development funded by Arts Council England of a new performance to explore how words can be interpreted through dance, movement, film and music." Rehearsals run in October & November, in Dorset, UK. Some pay. Seeking—Performers (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, with dance/movement background or/and actor-singers desired. Seeking talent from Dorset, England. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

EQUITY, 'NEWSIES' & 'PHANTOM' – SEP. 28 - The Fireside Theatre is casting singers for Newsies (Alan Menken, music; Jack Feldman, lyrics; Harvey Fierstein, book; Rehearsals begin Feb. 5, 2018; runs Feb. 22-Apr. 8) and Phantom (Maury Yeston, music & lyrics; Arthur Kopit, book; Rehearsals begin Dec. 11, 2017; runs Dec. 29, 2017-Feb. 18, 2018). Pays $665/wk. Equity Dinner Theatre Contract. Seeking—Ensemble Singers Who Move Well: Males & Females, 18+, will play a variety of ensemble roles. All physical types and ethnicities welcome. Some ensemble members will cover principal roles. Equity Chorus Calls Sep 28 at 10am for Equity male singers & 2pm for Equity female singers at Nola Rehearsal Studios (250 W. 54th St., 11th fl., New York NY 10019). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare 16 bars of music; singing from the show is fine. Some may be asked to stay and do a movement combination after all have sung. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Bring sheet music in correct key; accompanist provided but may not transpose. 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.

'A WONDERFUL LIFE, The MUSICAL – SEP. 28 & 29 – BROOKLYN - Narrows Community Theaters is casting A Wonderful Life, the musical. Rehearsals are held every Wed., Thurs., and Fri. (7pm-10pm) and Sat. (12noon-4pm); runs Dec. 1, 2, 3, 9, and 10 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn NY. Seeking—Various Leads and Supporting Roles: Males & Females, 18+, principal roles: Three women and five men. Featured roles: Three women, six men, two girls (ages 8-13), one boy (ages 8-13). Ensemble: Singing-dancing ensemble of Townspeople, High-School Students, Charleston Dancers, etc., with numerous small roles and much doubling possible. Open Casting Calls Sep 28 from 6:30pm-9pm and Sep 29 from 6:30pm-9pm at Shore Hill Community Room (9000 Shore Rd., Bay Ridge, Brooklyn NY 11209; enter on 91st St. between Colonial Rd. and Shore Road. Take the "R" Train to the last stop, 95th Street). Prepare one 32-bar cut that should preferably be a classic Broadway song. Songs from the show are fine, especially if the performer has a specific role in mind, or any song that showcases your vocal range. An accompanist will be provided. Must be 18 years old and over to audition, and children auditioning must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Dance call at callbacks Sep. 30.

EQUITY, 'ALADDIN' – SEP. 28 & OCT. 12 - Casting for Equity singers and dancers for Aladdin, possible replacements in the currently running Broadway and First National Tour Companies. Alan Menken, music; Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, lyrics; Alan Menken and Chad Beguelin, additional lyrics; Chad Beguelin, book; Synopsis: The New Stage Musical tells the story of a street-smart commoner whose whole life changes with one rub of a magic lamp. This new Aladdin incorporates all of the beloved songs from the film's Oscar®-winning score plus never-before-heard Menken/Ashman songs restored from early drafts of the score. It marks a return to the authors' original vision: a loving homage to the Hope-Crosby road pictures with a score invoking the jazz sound of stars like Cab Calloway and Fats Waller. Ongoing run on Broadway in NYC and tour nationwide. Pays $1974/week. Equity agreement. Seeking—Equity Singers: Males & Females, 18+, excellent male and female singers who dance well to comprise the ensemble and also play featured roles for possible future replacements; we strongly encourage actors of all cultural backgrounds to attend; Equity Dancers Who Sing: males & Females, 18+, excellent male and female dancers with fantastic singing voices to comprise the ensemble and also play featured roles for possible future replacements; we strongly encourage actors of all cultural backgrounds to attend. Equity Chorus Calls Sep 28 at 10am for Equity female singers & 2pm for Equity male singers at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 12th Floor, New York NY 10018) and Oct 12 at 10am for Equity male dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity female dancers who sing (at the same location, on the 4th Floor). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Singers: prepare a traditional up-tempo musical theatre song that shows vocal range. An accompanist will be provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Dancers: Men: Bring jazz shoes, tap shoes, and knee pads. Women: Bring character heels, heeled tap shoes, and flats. You may be asked to stay and sing. Bring sheet music for a traditional up-tempo musical theatre song that shows vocal range. An accompanist will be provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Note that this production will use smoke and haze in accordance with guidelines established with Actors’ Equity Association.

EQUITY, 'MISS YOU LIKE HELL' – SEP. 29 - New York Shakespeare Festival is Miss You Like Hell, a musical about our vibrant and diverse country. Quiara Alegría Hudes, book-lyrics; Erin McKeown, music-lyrics; Seeking to assemble a diverse company of Equity actors, to reflect that truth onstage, with strong voices who march to their own drummer. Synopsis: When a teenage girl agrees to take a road trip with her free-spirited Latina mother, neither can imagine where it will take them. Chance encounters with a medley of characters along the way brings them closer to understanding what sets them apart — and what connects them forever. The people they meet on their journey are as diverse and eclectic as is America, and through these meetings, and the formation of bonds with “strangers”, they explore the love and frustration of both being, and creating, family in a changing country. Rehearsals begin Feb. 13, 2018; runs Mar. 20-May 6 (poss. extension through June 24). Show rehearses and runs in NYC. Pays: $995/week min. Equity Off-Broadway Category EE Contract. “Olivia:” Female, to play 16. Beatriz’ daughter. A wry, quick mind with a thousand metaphors per minute, also withdrawn and depressed. A whip-smart intellect and rich imagination. A role for a young woman who is equal parts singer and actor; “Manuel:” Male, 40s-50s. A widowed tamales seller. The touch of a poet. A great listener and connoisseur of life's simple pleasures. His strong, gentle spirit, and a healthy amount of sexual chi and attractiveness, along with Beatriz’ abandon, help each to get the other’s groove back. A role for an actor with vitality, enormous warmth and appeal; “Mo:” Male, 60+, In retirement. Salt of the earth. Intelligent and uncomplicated. Originally from Arkansas. Life has taught him enormous resilience, perspective and a strong sense of humor, enough to spare with Beatriz and Olivia; “Pearl:” Female, to play 16. A nature lover, a history buff, a backpacker. Super smart, organized and very self-possessed for a teenager; Five People From Across America: 18+. Equity Principal Audition Sep 29 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Chelsea Studios (151 West 26th St., 6th fl., New York NY 10001). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief contemporary folk, rock, pop, or R&B song. Bring a picture, resume, and sheet music. No a cappella singing will be permitted.

EQUITY, 'NEWSIES' – SEP. 29 - The Fireside Theatre is casting Newsies with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and book by Harvey Fierstein. Rehearsals begin Feb. 5, 2018; runs Feb. 22-Apr. 8 in Fort Atkinson WI. Pays $665/wk. Equity Dinner Theatre Contract. Seeking—Dancers Who Sing Well: Males & Females, 18+, very strong dancers who sing and act well. Men should have strong technique and strong acrobatic skills. (Which they may be asked to demonstrate) All physical types and ethnicities welcome. Some ensemble members will cover principal roles. Equity Chorus Calls Sep 29 at 10am for Equity male dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity female dancers who sing at Nola Rehearsal Studios (250 W. 54th St., 11th fl., New York NY 10019). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Be warmed up and ready to dance when the call begins. Bring character shoes and sneakers. Some may be asked to stay and sing after all have danced. Prepare 16 bars of music; singing from the show is fine. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Bring sheet music in correct key; accompanist provided but may not transpose. 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.

'ORDINARY DAYS' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 30 - Casting notice for Ordinary Days, a musical (song cycle) set in New York City. The musical is about four characters, Claire, Jason, Warren and Deb, who are exploring how their ordinary lives interconnect in some amazing ways. Rehearsals begin mid-October in London, England. Pay by Profit-Share. Seeking—“Claire” (Lead): Female, in her 30s; embarking on a new stage of her life with her boyfriend, Jason; her cathartic "I'll Be Here" provides the audience the final clue to her arc. Required vocal range: soprano; “Jason” (Lead): Male, in his 30s; the boyfriend of Claire; a romantic at heart, he spends the bulk of the musical attempting to further his relationship; Required vocal range: tenor; “Deb” (Lead): Female, in her mid-20s; a cynical and defensive grad student who is struggling to find focus in her life; Required vocal range: mezzo. Seeking talent from London, England. Send a self-tape of two contrasting musical theater songs that best represent you via backstage.com. If successful, shortlisted applicants will receive extracts from the show to bring in for a face-to-face audition.

KIDS/TEENS, 'MATILDA The MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 30 - Royal Shakespeare Company is casting the touring production of Matilda The Musical. Project description: "Based on the children's novel of the same name by Roald Dahl, the narrative centres on Matilda who has the gift of telekinesis and overcomes obstacles caused by her family and school, helping her teacher to reclaim her life." Rehearsals & performances run December 2017-September 2018, touring Ireland & the UK. All roles are paid. Seeking—“Matilda” (Lead): Female, 8-12, under 4'3", precocious, has the gift of telekinesis, loves reading; “Bruce” (Supporting): Male, 8-13, under 4'10", must have unbroken voice, brilliant dancing and singing skills; Classmates (Supporting): Males & Females, 8-13, under 4'10", boys must have unbroken voice, brilliant dancing and singing skills, must live within one hour of the theatre so we say within the M25. Seeking talent from London, England. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'JACK & PHIL' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 30 - Key Luv, LLC is casting Jack & Phil, a musical. Synopsis: Jack & Phil is about a father-son relationship that is torn apart. The son, Jack, decides to finally disclose to his family that he is gay. After finding out, Phil, the father, disowns Jack. The moral of the story is that you should not alienate someone just because you do not agree with their lifestyle--life is too short. Rehearses and performs (dates and exact locations TBD) in either New York, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania. Pay varies by role, $100-$200, flat. Meals and transportation fees provided for performances and rehearsals. Seeking—“Arty” (Supporting): male, 19-21, Jack's partner; flamboyant and energetic. Note: Must be comfortable playing a gay character; must be able to sing; “Strawberry” (Supporting): Male, 21-23, a hair salon owner and friend of Jack's; a diva. Note Must be comfortable playing a gay character; must be able to sing. Seeking talent from New York NY. Be prepared to sing. Sides and additional audition info will be provided upon appointment confirmation. Auditions via video submission held Sep. 11-30. For more info, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'STAR WARD' – SEP. 30 – SALT LAKE CITY - The Off-Broadway Theatre is casting Star Ward Christmas, a musical parody. Producers state: "At OBT, we are constantly criticized for not having enough intergalactic Christmas shows with a Mormon-based theme. Unfortunately, 'Santa meets the Mormon Martian Missionaries' just didn’t sell. But this year, we silence all of our critics with our holiday show, Star Ward Christmas. This amazing musical parody takes characters from last year’s very successful 'Star Ward' and mixes them with current sci-fi characters, so that they can save Christmas from the dork side. Happy Holidays and may the Farce be with you!" Rehearses Oct. 7-Nov. 16, Tues. & Thurs., 6:30pm-9:30pm, and Sat. 10am-2pm. Tech week is Nov. 13-16, with rehearsals every weeknight from 6:30pm-10pm. Children will be double-cast and have a shorter rehearsal schedule TBD. Performances will run Nov. 17-Dec. 23, Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm. No performance on Nov. 20. One 2pm Saturday matinee will be announced during rehearsals. Children will split performances. Pays $50 stipend, plus free passes (ten for adults, six for children). Seeking—Adults and children, all ages, sizes, and types, all roles are open. Open Casting Call Sep 30 from 12noon-2pm at The Off-Broadway Theatre (272 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City UT 84101). Callbacks Oct. 3. For adults, bring a headshot, résumé, and come prepared to deliver a one-minute monologue and to sing at least 16 bars a cappella of your favorite song. For children and adults, you may be asked to tell a short joke and to do a cold reading of selected scenes. Each audition slot is five minutes. For additional time slots or to schedule an audition on a different day, contact the director at chase.dickerson@mail.com.

'FINIAN's RAINBOW' – SEP. 30 – CHICAGO - Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre is casting Finian's Rainbow, a musical. Rehearsals begin Jan. 7, 2018, Runs Mar. 12-Apr. 29 in Chicago IL. Some pay. Seeking—Singer-Actors (Supporting): 18+. Auditions by appointment Sep 30 from 10am-4pm and Oct 1 from 1pm-5pm at No Exit Café (6970 N. Glenwood, Chicago IL 60626). Auditions are in groups of 15-20 at the top of each hour (10am, 11am etc). Prepare one song of your choice in the style of the show. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

YESTON & KOPIT's 'PHANTOM' – SEP. 30 - The Fireside Theatre is seeking non-Equity dancers who sing for Phantom. Maury Yeston, music & lyrics; Arthur Kopit, book; Rehearsals begin in Wisconsin, Dec. 11, 2017. Production runs Dec. 29, 2017 – Feb. 18, 2018. Competitive salary, EMC points, housing, meals, and travel provided. Seeking—Male Dancers Who Sing (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, strong dancers who sing and act well. Men should have strong ballet partnering abilities. All physical types and ethnicities welcome. Some ensemble members will cover principal roles; Female Dancers Who Sing (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, strong dancers who sing and act well. Women should have strong ballet technique and be able to dance en pointe. All physical types and ethnicities welcome. Some ensemble members will cover principal roles. Open Casting Calls Sep 30 at 10am for female dancers who sing & 2pm for male dancers who sing at Ripley-Grier Studios (939 8th Ave., 2nd fl., New York NY 10019). Be warmed up and ready to go at call time. Prepare 16 bars of music to sing in case asked. You may sing from the show. Men: Bring character shoes and ballet shoes. Women: Bring character shoes and ballet shoes. Women should also bring pointe shoes.

EQUITY, 'CHRISTMAS In COLUMBUS: RETURN Of The ELF' – SEP. 30 & OCT. 1 – COLUMBUS - Short North Stage is casting Equity actors for Christmas In Columbus: Return Of The Elf. Rehearsals begin Nov. 21; runs Dec. 7-17 in Columbus OH. Pays $366/wk. Equity SPT Tier 4 Agreement. Seeking—“Gideon:” Male, 18+, a joyful elf who has a knack for spreading Christmas cheer; strong singer, comedic timing, and dancer; “Simeon:” Male, 18+, Gideon's brother who no longer likes Christmas and wants to destroy Christmas cheer in Columbus; strong comedic timing, singer, mover; “Snoozy Snowflake:” Female, 18+, a cheerfully ditzy snowflake with narcoleptic tendencies; she is helping Gideon get Christmas back on track in Columbus; great comedic timing, strong singer and dancer; “Holly Berry:” Female, 18+, an ambitious beautiful reporter who always gets the inside scoop and falls for Gideon; excellent singer, strong mover; “Clara Claus:” Female, 18+, Mrs. Claus who is in charge of the operation while Santa is away on business; strong, powerful female; good singer; “Stan:” Male, 18+, the captain of the Wooden Soldiers helping Gideon on his quest; a strong silent type; excellent comedic timing, clear physicality. Open Casting Calls Sep 30 from 10am-1pm and Oct 1 from 12noon-2pm at Short North Stage (1187 N. High St., Columbus OH 43201; Parking is metered or free street parking). AEA Members will be given priority. EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare 16 to 32 bars of a song that shows off your voice. Doesn't have to be Christmas song but can be. Callbacks Oct. 1 in the same location. Note: No rehearsal on Thanksgiving and the day after.

'BAD ACTOR' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 1 - Kristofer Kauff is a 45-minute workshop production of the brand-new musical, Bad Actor, at the Tank; Tom Swafford, musical dir.-music-lyrics; Kristofer Kauff and Tom Swafford, book; Synopsis: This piece combines musical theater with experimental music, improvisation, and a lot of humor, in an attempt to get to the root of the many deep divisions we face in this country, not just between social groups but within them as well. Rehearses Oct. 5 (5:30pm-9:30pm), Oct. 7 (1pm-4pm), Oct. 9 (6pm-10pm), Oct. 10 (6pm-10pm), Oct. 12 (3pm-7pm), Oct. 14 (1pm-4pm), Oct. 17 (6pm-10pm), Oct. 18 (11am-2pm), Oct. 19 (3pm); performs Oct. 19 (6:30pm call time; 7pm show) at The Tank, NYC. Small Stipend will be paid at the end of our fundraising campaign. Seeking—Soprano (Lead): Female, 24-35, fun, positive attitude; she has been with the group for awhile and is fully devoted to their message. Seeking talent from New York NY. For more information, visit the fundraising page at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bad-actor-a-comic-musical/x/17244131#/.

'MIRACLE On 34th STREET, The MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 1 - Wagon Wheel Theatre is casting its production of Meredith Willson's Miracle on 34th Street, the Musical." Rehearses Nov. 20-30; shoots Dec. 1-17 in Warsaw IN. Pay: $350/wk, plus housing provided. Seeking—“Fred Gailey” (Lead): Male, 21-35, a handsome military captain mustering out into civilian life; smart, hopeful, and warm. Vocal range top: A-flat4. Vocal range bottom: A-flat2; “Marvin Shellhammer” (Supporting): Male, 22-35, an aggressive, but somewhat bungling junior executive and the head of public relations. Vocal range top: F-sharp4. Vocal range bottom: C3; Male & Female Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): 22-40, singer-dancers for ensemble and small supporting roles. Seeking talent from Warsaw IN; New York NY; Chicago IL. Include picture and resume along with a short vocal and dance video reel to: scottmichaels@wagonwheelcenter.org

 

NATIONWIDE TOUR OPPORTUNITY – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 1 - Ritzman Inc. is seeking recording artists, singer songwriters, and singers for a nationwide tour opportunity. Also seeking talented songwriters and artists for Record Label, Distribution, Licensing, and Publishing Submissions and Deals. Management and Shopping agreements also available. Assistant states: "Company's main alliance is with Jingle Punks - music licensing, Fuci Pacific (Asian Territories), Sony - Epic Records, Paramount Pictures, 300 Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Warner Music, Interscope, Lava, Road Runner and Capitol Records. Songwriters and producers have worked with artists including Rihanna, Timeflies, Rita Ora, Jessie J, Michael Jackson, Timbaland, Wyclef Jean, Ciara, French Montana, Chris Brown, Jessie Jay, Lil Kim, Maino, Timeflies, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Beyonce, ASAP Rocky, Future, and more." Production projects extend through January 2018. Headquarters in New York City. Affiliate Recording facilities and office locations in Nashville, Chicago IL, Miami FL, and L.A. Licensing and songwriting placement opportunities pay at union rates. Management opportunities pay industry standard rates. Compensation discussed on a contract-by-contract basis. Seeking—Vocalists & Songwriters (Lead): 8-30. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit Backstage profile, and any other relevant showcasing media such as photos, video/audio recordings, etc. to be invited to casting. Also include phone number. All ages and levels of prior establishment welcome, as levels of talent, dedication, and creativity are most valued. If you are selected for an in-person meeting, arrive prepared to sing approximately a verse & chorus of two pop songs a cappella or with a back-up track, showing your range in your preferred genres of performance. Headshots, resumes, and comp cards welcome. Note: Make sure to include your phone number and email address so you can be contacted with more information on the company and setting up an initial phone interview, followed by auditions, in-studio interviews, licensing/publishing requirements, record label, sponsorship, development/production and distribution deal information, etc.

 

'AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 1 - Cassandra Bell Casting is casting Ain't Misbehavin,' a musical revue with a book by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr., and music by various composers and lyricists as arranged and orchestrated by Luther Henderson. It is named after the song by Fats Waller (with Harry Brooks and Andy Razaf), Ain't Misbehavin’. Synopsis: The musical is a tribute to the black musicians of the 1920s and 1930s who were part of the Harlem Renaissance, an era of growing creativity, cultural awareness, and ethnic pride, and takes its title from the 1929 Waller song "Ain't Misbehavin.'" It was a time when Manhattan nightclubs like the Cotton Club and the Savoy Ballroom were the playgrounds of high society and Lenox Avenue dives were filled with piano players banging out the new beat known as swing. Five performers present an evening of rowdy, raunchy, and humorous songs that encapsulate the various moods of the era and reflect Waller's view of life as a journey meant for pleasure and play. Rehearsals will begin mid-January 2018 (casting early to prepare marketing materials). Musical will run for two weeks at the Harold Washington Cultural Center in Bronzeville, Chicago IL. Compensation/contracts will be presented once cast. Seeking—“Fats Waller” (Lead): Male, 21-40, Baritone; “Charlaine” (Lead): Female, 18-35, mezzo-soprano; “Andre” (Lead): Male, 21-45, Tenor; “Ken” (Lead): Male, 21-50, Baritone; “Nell” (Lead): Female, 25-45, Alto; “Armelia” (Lead): Female, Soprano. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. All submissions must be able to sing and dance and have excellent vocals. For more information, visit https://youtu.be/EjcF1L5tsvU.

'EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD (And THEN SOME)' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 2 - Twilight Theater Company is casting the musical, Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some). Project description: "Instead of performing Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told - plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung." Rehearses Oct. 24-Nov. 30, in Portland OR. Performances run Dec. 1-2, 8-10 & 14-17, in Portland OR. No pay. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): Male, 18+, should be versatile as they will be required to play many characters, strong improv, character work & singing a plus, enthusiasm and willingness to play an absolute must. Seeking talent from Portland OR. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the theater.

EQUITY, ALLIANCE THEATRE 2017-2018 SEASON – OCT. 2 - Alliance Theatre is casting Equity actors for the 2017-2018 Season including: A Christmas Carol (Cobb Energy Center, LORT B. Charles Dickens, writer; David Bell, adaptation; Rehearsals begin Nov. 13; runs through Dec. 24), Hospice/Pointing At The Moon (Southwest Arts Center, LORT D. Pearl Cleage, writer; Rehearsals begin Feb. 27, 2018; runs through Apr. 15), Candide (Atlanta Symphony Hall, LORT C. Richard Wilbur, book; Leonard Bernstein, music; Rehearsals begin Apr. 27; runs through May 20), Crossing Delancey (Marcus Jewish Community Center Of Atlanta, Morris & Rae Frank Theatre, LORT D. Susan Sandler, writer; Rehearsals begin Sep. 12; runs though Nov. 18), Hand To God (Dad’s Garage Theatre, LORT D. Robert Askins, writer; Rehearsals begin Sep. 26; runs through Nov. 12), Native Guard (Atlanta History Center, Nicholson Gallery, LORT D. Natasha Trethewey, writer; Rehearsals begin Jan. 10 runs through Feb. 4), and Sheltered (Actor’s Express, LORT D. Alix Sobler, writer; Rehearsals begin Feb. 2; runs through Mar. 25). Season runs in Atlanta GA. Pays $887/wk. (LORT B), $823/wk.(LORT C D: or $656/wk. (LORT D.) Equity LORT Non-Rep LORT B, C, and D Agreements. Seeking—Equity Actors: Males & Females, 18+. For “Candide” - Narrator/Dr. Pangloss: Classically trained Baritone, 40s-60s, M, A philosopher and Candide’s tutor. He believes this world is the best of all possible worlds. Should be able to play ironic warmth. All Ethnicities. Strongly encourage Actors of Color to attend; Paquette: Contralto, Top G5, Bottom A3. 20 – early 30s, The chambermaid of Cunegonde’s mother, who turns to prostitution to support herself . A sexy but good–hearted maid who does her best to help reunite Candide with Cunegone. Caucasian; Maximilian: 20s-30s, Classically trained Baritone/Tenor – The son of the Baron and Baroness of Westphalia. Young, handsome aristocrat whose looks are only matched by his vanity. Egotistical. An intelligent sense of comedy and irony. Any Ethnicities. Equity Principal Audition Oct 2 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W 46th St., 16th Fl, New York NY 10036). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare either: 1) a brief legit, classical musical theatre song (aka R&H, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern); or 2) 16 bars legit, classical musical theatre (aka R&H, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern) and a one-minute monologue. If singing, bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring two pictures and resumes, stapled together. Note: Most roles have been cast. However, actors will be considered for any role cast for possible future replacements if any should be needed. For more info, visit www.alliancetheatre.org.

EQUITY, RIVERSIDE THEATRE – OCT. 2 – VERO BEACH - Riverside Theatre Inc. is seeking Equity actors and singers for various roles and Riverside Theatre's upcoming 2017-18 season including: Million Dollar Quartet (Rehearsals begin Dec. 11, 2017; runs Jan. 2-21, 2018); The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Rehearsals begin Dec. 27, 2017; runs Jan. 16-Feb. 4, 2018); Lombardi (Rehearsals begin Jan. 8, 2018; runs Jan. 30-Feb. 18); Gypsy (Rehearsals begin Feb. 12; runs Mar. 6-25); Buyer & Cellar (Rehearsals begin Mar. 8; runs Mar. 20-Apr. 8); and Mamma Mia! (co-production with Walnut Street Theatre; Rehearsals begin Mar. 22; RT show dates Apr. 10-29; WST dates May 11-July 15). Season rehearses and runs in Vero Beach FL. Seeking—Equity Actors and Singers: 18+. Equity Principal Audition by appointment Oct 2 from 10am-6pm (lunch 2pm-3pm) at Riverside Theatre (3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach FL 32963). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For an audition appointment, email Kyle Atkins, Company Manager, at kylea@riversidetheatre.com or call (if no email access) 772/410-0456. Equity members without appointments seen as time permits. Prepare two brief contrasting musical theater songs or a one- to two-minute monologue. Be prepared for a possible dance call. Bring your headshot/resume and sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.

CAL SHAKES 2018 SEASON GENERAL AUDITIONS – OCT. 2, 3, 9 & 10 – BERKELEY - California Shakespeare Theater is seeking local, AEA and non-AEA actors for the Cal Shakes 2018 season including: Quixote (Rehearsals begin May 15, 2018; runs June 13-July 1 or 8), Everybody (Rehearsals begin June 19; runs July 18-Aug. 5 or 12), and The War of the Roses (Rehearsals begin July 24; runs Aug. 22-Sep. 9 or 15). Rehearses at our offices in Berkeley CA (701 Heinz Ave. Berkeley CA 94710); runs at the Bruns Amphitheater in Orinda CA. Cal Shakes is a LOA-LORT B, non-rep theater. AEA actors will receive the LORT B weekly minimum. For 2018 Seasonal General Audition – Seeking: Males & Female, for Quixote: casting all roles in 8-10 person ensemble; specifically interested in seeing Latinx performers, Spanish-speaking performers, singers, and musicians; for Everybody: casting all roles in none to ten person ensemble reflecting the diversity of humanity; six members of the cast will be part of a lottery each evening to determine casting assignments, including the role of Everybody; for The War Of The Roses: casting all roles in ten to twelve person ensemble; production will be an original, evening-length adaption of Henry VI, Parts 1-3 and Richard III; ensemble members will take on a wide variety of roles throughout the evening. AEA auditions by appointment Oct 2 from 9:30am-5:30pm and Oct 3 from 9:30am-5:30pm at Cal Shakes Rehearsal Hall (701 Heinz Ave, Berkeley CA 94710). AEA audition days are reserved for those who are members of Actor's Equity Association. EMC members with Must-Join status (50 weeks) may attend on the Equity day if there are slots available, but preference will be given to Equity members. Non-AEA auditions by appointment Oct 9 from 9:30am-5:30pm and Oct 10 from 11:30am-7:30pm at the same location. Non-AEA audition days are accessible to actors who are not members of Actor's Equity Association. Equity Membership Candidates with fewer than 50 weeks should attend non-AEA auditions. Appointments are taken beginning Sep. 20 (any requests received prior to Sep. 20 will not be considered). To request an audition, email headshot and resume to casting@calshakes.org. In the subject line, please use the following format: “Full Name, Equity status.” For example: 'Jane Doe, non-AEA.'" If there is availability, you will receive a link to our online scheduler within 48 hours, which you can use to self-schedule your audition slot. For the audition, prepare one monologue, either contemporary or Shakespeare in verse, not to exceed three minutes (note auditions will be timed). Bring two copies of headshot and resume, stapled together. Season will be cast holistically and with an emphasis on ensemble casts. Actors of color, actors with disabilities, actors of all ages, and trans and non-binary actors encouraged to attend.

EQUITY, 'OTHER WORLD' – OCT. 3 - Love Megabytes, LLC is casting Equity non-binary and female identifying singers for Other World. Hunter Bell, book; Jeff Bowen, Ann McNamee, music-lyrics; Rehearsals begin Jan. 22, 2018; runs Feb. 15-16 at the Jerome Robbins Theatre at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in NYC. Pays $1000/wk. Equity Developmental Lab Agreement. Seeking—“Sumita” (Chorus/Ensemble): 30-49, identifies as female; South Asian or South Asian-American; co-creator of the video game Other World; Sri’s mom, full of unconditional love; strong actor and singer; alto; featured ensemble; “Will” (Chorus/Ensemble): 40-59, identifies as male; any ethnicity; co-creator of the video game Other World; complicated, eccentric, self-involved; Lorraine’s father; spent more time developing game worlds than raising a daughter; strong actor and singer; bass-baritone; featured ensemble; “1011” (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, any age, any ethnicity; Antagon’s wide-eyed, eager, discombobulated spy; strong actor with great comic timing; high baritone; featured ensemble; Vendor (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, identifies as female; any age, any ethnicity; spunky seller of wares; strong actor with great comic timing; puppetry experience a plus; alto; featured ensemble; The Draz (Chorus/Ensemble): any age, any ethnicity; game avatar, healer; strong, dynamic singer-actor-dancer; stage combat and gymnastics a plus; alto, mezzo or soprano; featured ensemble; Max Out (Chorus/Ensemble): any age, any ethnicity; game avatar; controller; strong, dynamic singer-actor-dancer; stage combat a plus; alto, mezzo or soprano; featured ensemble; “Jman” (Chorus/Ensemble): any age, any ethnicity; game avatar; head tank; strong, dynamic singer-actor-dancer; stage combat and gymnastics a plus; bass, baritone or tenor; featured ensemble; “Tiger Strike” (Chorus/Ensemble): any age, any ethnicity; game avatar, scrapper; strong, dynamic singer-actor-dancer; stage combat and gymnastics a plus; bass, baritone or tenor; featured ensemble. Equity Chorus Call Oct 3 at 10am & 2pm at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., Studio 1201 – Audition, and 1214 - Holding, New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Note: An Ensemble of all and no genders, ages 18 and up, and all ethnicities. Seeking disabled and non-disabled performers who are strong, dynamic singers-actors-dancers with creative, collaborative instincts. Circus, specialty skills, puppetry, gymnastics a plus. Ensemble plays various humans, virtual characters/creatures, and other featured roles. Prepare 16 bars of a contemporary musical theatre song or a pop/rock/folk story song. Bring picture and resume.

EQUITY KIDS, 'SCHOOL Of ROCK,' B'WAY – OCT. 3 - SOR Broadway LP is seeking children for ensemble roles and to cover principal roles in the currently-running Broadway production of School of Rock. Andrew Lloyd Webber, music; Glenn Slater, lyrics; Julian Fellowes, book; Currently running on Broadway. Pays: $1974/wk. Equity Production (League) Contract. Seeking—“Sophia:” 9-13, pop/rock singer who moves well. Must play the bass; will understudy the role of Katie. Ensemble; “Madison:” 9-13, pop/rock singer who moves well; student at Horace Green. Will understudy Tomika. Ensemble; “James:” 9-13, student at Horace Mann; pop/rock singer who moves well. This role currently understudies Freddy and Zack. Drums and/or guitar a plus. Pop/rock singer who moves well. Ensemble; “Tomika:” 9-13, to cover the principal role of Tomika: A wonderful singer, she is a girl who is exasperated by her two fathers' inability to see that she needs help; they think she's perfect. She knows she's drowning. This character is African American. Killer pipes. Tomika barely speaks until she finally summons the courage to open her mouth and sing out so we have to be blown away by her sound. Pop/rock (maybe some gospel?) singer who moves well. Principal; “Summer:” 9-13, to cover the principal role of Summer: a Manhattan princess; she has never had it any other way than her own, and she is confident things will continue in this vein; she gives a new sense to the word entitlement. Pop/rock singer who moves well. Principal; “Lawrence:” 9-13, to cover the principal role of Lawrence: A shy, awkward boy, unconfident and gauche, but a genius on the keyboard, who needs a free spirit like Dewey to lead him out of the darkness. Serious piano skills needed. Pop/rock Singer who moves well. Principal; “Freddy:” 9-13, to cover the principal role of Freddy: Killer drummer with a lot of personality. A boy who is happy to be released; this is the kid who comes from a working-class background and, unlike many of his classmates, was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth, which his dad--who is not happy about his kid's obsession with music--never lets him forget. Pop/rock singer who moves well. Principal; “Katie:” 9-13, to cover the principal role of Katie: She is distinguished by her talent for the bass. Pop/rock Singer who moves well. Principal; “Billy:” 9-13, to cover the principal role of Billy: A boy with a marked artistic flair, and other problems. Pop/rock singer who moves well. Principal; “Marcy:” 9-13, to cover the principal role of Marcy: Clever girl. Back-up singer and dancer with style. Pop/rock singer who moves very well. Principal; “Shonelle:” 9-13, to cover the principal role of Shonelle: Clever girl. Back-up singer and dancer with style. Pop/rock singer who moves very well. Understudies Tomika so must be a truly strong singer. Principal; “Mason:” 9-13, to cover the principal role of Mason: As eager as the others to enjoy school instead of dreading it; he is a whizz on the technical side. Pop/rock singer who moves well. Must play piano. Will understudy the role of Lawrence. Principal; “Zack:” 9-13, to cover the principal role of Zack: A mixture of anger at his father's indifference and passion for the music that is raging inside him; he knows he has more in him than he has ever been able to show. This kid needs to seriously shred on guitar. Pop/rock singer who moves well. Principal. Equity Chorus Call Oct 3 at 10am & 2pm for both boys and girls combined at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 4th fl., New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Wear clothes you can move in and bring jazz shoes/sneakers. Bring your own pop/rock song in case you are asked to stay and sing. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together.

'SMOKE On The MOUNTAIN' – OCT. 3 - LaComedia Dinner Theatre is casting Smoke on the Mountain, a musical. All performers must sing and play instruments including any of the following: piano, guitar, banjo, mandolin, stand-up bass, fiddle, autoharp, and ukulele. Rehearsals begin Dec. 27, 2017; performances run Jan. 11–Feb. 18, 2018 in Springboro OH. Pays: $300/wk. Total compensation including rehearsals is $2,100. Housing, transportation, meal each performance, health club membership, and workman’s comp provided. Seeking—“Burl Sanders:” Male, 40-59, bass-baritone; father; “Vera Sanders:”  Female, 40-59, mezzo-soprano; mother; “Dennis Sanders:” Male, 18-25, bari-tenor; twin son; “Denise Sanders:” Female, 18-25, alto; twin daughter; “Stanley Sanders:” Male, 40-59, bass-baritone; uncle; “Reverend Mervin Oglethorpe:” Male, 26-39, bari-tenor; pastor. Audition by appointment Oct 3 at Nola Studios (250 W. 54th St., New York NY 10019). For an appointment, call Joe Adkins at 937/746-4537. If you play a stringed instrument, bring it to the audition to demonstrate your ability. Bring (in your key) an old-fashioned hymn to demonstrate your ability (country, bluegrass, Gospel). Will be reading from sides.

EQUITY, 'SONGS For A NEW WORLD' – OCT. 3 - Out of the Box Theatrics is seeking Equity actor-singers for four roles in Songs for a New World. Note from director: "The following character breakdown is based on the original casting and is merely a guideline for vocal roles and personality descriptions. While still staying true to the material and content, this production of 'Songs for a New World' will continue to explore the themes of inclusivity, diversity, and acceptance beyond what was already exist on the page and we are open to the ideas of non-traditional, flex-gender casting." Rehearses Dec. 3-13 (5:30pm-10:30pm); runs Dec. 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20 (7:30pm). Location for rehearsals/performances: Alice's Tea Cup Chapter III, 220 E. 81st St., between 2nd & 3rd Ave., NYC). Pays: $275/wk. plus health and pension. Equity Transition Contract. Seeking—Man #1: mid-20s to early 30s; tenor. Youthful, energetic optimist with a strong, powerhouse upper register. Vocal range: D3-C5; Man #2: late 20s to mid-40s; baritone. Worldly-wise and immensely charismatic with leading-man charm. Vocal range: F2 to A-flat4; Woman #1: mid-20s to early 30s; contemporary soprano/belt. Youthful in spirit, leading ingenue with a clear but powerful voice. Vocal range: G3-F5; Woman #2: mid-30s to early 50s; belter. Strong character actress with impeccable sense of storytelling and comedic timing; dialects a plus. Vocal range: F3-F5. Equity Principal Audition Oct 3 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief song from or in the style of Songs For a New World. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together. For more information, visit www.ootbtheatrics.com.

'RIP VAN WINKLE' – OCT. 5 & 6 - The Rosebud Company is seeking dancers, singers, and actors for a three-week workshop of Rip Van Winkle, a new musical. All ethnicities are welcome to submit. Rehearsals begin Oct. 9 (12noon-4pm, continue Weds. & Fri. through Oct. 27); performs Oct. 27 for invited industry professionals and guests. Rehearses and performs in NYC. Pays: $300 flat stipend. “Rip Van Winkle” (Lead): Male, 22-35, a pioneer and an authentic fellow; always with a joke, a laugh, a pat on the back, or a good word; entertains everybody with his guitar, harmonica, and wonderful songs; always looking on the sunny side of life; “Gretchen” (Lead): Female, 22-35, Rip's wife; gentle, yet firm; being the lady of the house, she puts up with Rip's irresponsibility; very reliable; a great singer and dancer; “Derrick” (Lead): Male, 22-35, owns mostly everything in town, including Rip's house and the tavern; likes to think of himself as an aristocrat, and believes Rip's wife married beneath herself; “Herman” (Supporting): Male, 18-30, thinks of himself as the best catch in town; leaving the provincial life behind him to make his well-deserved fortune in the big city; “Alice” (Supporting): Female, 18-30, Rip's only daughter; a prize; beautiful and smart, she's the most lovely girl in the village; “Henry Hudson” (Lead): Male, 25-45, the famous explorer and captain of his pirate crew; still longs for adventure. Auditions by appointment Oct 5 from 12noon-4pm and Oct 6 from 12noon-4pm at Magnet Training Center (22 W. 32 St., 10th fl., New York NY). Bring a headshot and resume, plus a prepared song or two. Accompanist will be provided. Dress casually for dancing. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

'ANNABELLE BROOM, The UNHAPPY WITCH' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 6 - The Palace Theatre is casting Annabelle Broom, The Unhappy Witch. Synopsis: Annabelle Broom is a non-conformist witch who would rather help than hinder. She ends up clashing with her tough witch superiors over her unconventional beliefs and nearly loses her haunting card when she decides to help instead of frightening two lost children. This TYA production will rehearse and perform during the day. Rehearsals begin Oct. 2; runs Oct. 17-28 at The Palace Theatre in Georgetown TX. Paid. Weekly non-union salary. Seeking—“Annabelle” (Lead): Female, 18-35, G3-C5; a brooding and unhappy but ultimately friendly witch who cares about fashion; goes against the grain; dislikes the dark; “Esther” (Supporting): Female, 18-45, E5 to A-flat3; one of the witches; she is a small, toothy woman who is easily startled; “Lydia” (Supporting): Female, 18-45, F5-A3; one of the witches; a sharp, quick woman whose gestures and stalk are alarmingly feline; “Mabel” (Supporting): Female, 18-45, F5 to A-flat3; one of the witches; a large, authoritative, and slightly egotistical woman who never forgets; “Maud” (Supporting): Female, 18-45, E5 to A-flat3; one of the witches; worries a lot; a little slow; “Judy” (Supporting): Female, 8-18, A5-G3; a well-groomed, happy, delightful little girl. Peter's younger sister; looking to cast a young actor age 9-13; “Peter” (Supporting): Male, 9-18, F5-G3; an inquisitive boy; Judy's older brother; looking to cast a young actor age 10-14. Seeking talent from Georgetown TX. Visit www.georgetownpalace.com/audition to sign up for an audition slot. Direct any questions to productions@geogretownpalace.com.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAVID: The MUSICAL! – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 6 - Prima Brosephina Productions is casting Happy Birthday, David: The Musical! Will be premiering at The Pit Striker Stage on Oct. 2 to be considered for an extended run. David, a murder mystery enthusiast, has moved back home with his mother after being dumped by his girlfriend, Katie, of five years. For his 30th birthday his mother throws him a murder mystery themed party to cheer him up, with all the unsuspecting guests being lured off of Craigslist, including an unknown killer, which David doesn't know, so he can play blindly along with everyone attending. The cast of characters include Jan and Dan, a newlywed couple who believes they are seeing a three-bedroom apartment in Greenwich Village for $1,100. John, a hopeless romantic looking to meet his missed connection that was reading 50 shades of grey on the platform waiting for the six train. An affair detective, hired to solve an affair, and only able to solve affairs. Amy, a young college student who believes she is staying overnight in a haunted house to pledge for a sorority. Popsicle, a british-call girl who is seeking "Fifty Roses" for her services. A Priest, hired to perform an exorcism via the "etcetera" column. The Butler, who is an actor hired to play a butler, which makes him the only guest aware of why he is there this night. As everyone slowly begins to die they must solve which one of them is the murderer lest they be next. The music itself carries a vaudeville flair, with a few twists and turns, and was inspired by the French "Operetta". At least one weekday evening and one weekend (Saturday or Sunday TBD). There will be two tech rehearsals on the mainstage weekend of the 16th & 23rd (Saturday or Sunday TBD). This may change to weekday based on cast availability. Seeking—“Dan” (supporting): Male, Tenor, Recently married to Jan. He is the typical male stereotype on the outside, stands tall and speaks firm. He is sexually repressed, but this changes when he falls for The Butler. Everyone believes he is the killer and this frustrates him to no end; Priest (Supporting): Male or Female, 21-45, An Opera Singer, with strong vocals and stage presence. The Priest is the catalyst for the entire musical, and performs a hilarious and powerful Kyrie to exorcise the audience. They are the only character to not die from the unknown killer. Seeking talent from New York NY. Please list your availability in a cover letter and links to any vocal performances. Submit via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'OLIVER!' – OCT. 6 & 7 – CHICAGO - Windy City Music Theatre is casting Oliver!, a musical. Rehearsals begin Feb. 6, 2018. Runs Mar. 31-Apr. 29, in Chicago IL. Some pay. Seeking—“Fagin” (Supporting): Male, 18+, an elderly receiver, runs training academy for young pickpockets; “Bill Sykes” (Background/Extra): Male, 18+, a villain in his prime; “Nancy” (Supporting): Female, 20-26, a graduate of Fagin's academy and Bill's doxy, any ethnicity; “Mrs. Corney” (background/Extra): Female, 18+, a sharp-tongued, domineering widow, the workhouse mistress; “Mr. Brownlow” (Supporting): Male, 18+, an old gentleman of wealth and breeding; “Mr. Sowerberry” (Supporting): Male, 18+, the undertaker; Other Roles/Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, workhouse assistants, bow street runners, street vendors, crowds, etc. Auditions by appointment Oct 6 from 6pm-9pm and Oct 7 from 1pm-6pm in Chicago IL. Indicate experience acting with children and teens. Prepare a 32-bar cut of a song in the style of the show, as well as a one-minute monologue.

'The POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN RIDE' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 7 - Rail Events Productions is casting performers for The Polar Express Train Ride, a live theatrical production based on the Warner Bros. film that will feature live singers and actors in a performance aboard a (slow) moving train. Rehearses Oct. 29-31 and Nov. 15-17, 2017 in NYC; runs Nov. 18-Dec. 31 in Whippany NJ. Note: No performances on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day. An hourly wage that equals $5000 for the contract, including rehearsals. Transportation to/from Port Authority to job site will be provided. Actor may also self-report. Seeking—“Santa Claus” (Lead): Male, 45-65, warm, sincere, full of real joy, dependable actor. Seeking talent from New York NJ. Indicate any conflicts to schedule on resume (Although actors will not work every show day, we are seeking actors with total availability.) Production Schedule: Rehearsals in NYC: Oct. 28-30, Nov. 15-17. Performances: (indicates show times): Nov. 18-19 (11:50am; 1:50pm; 3:50pm; 6pm; 8pm); Nov. 24-26 (11:50am; 1:50pm; 3:50pm; 6pm; 8pm); Dec. 1 (6pm; 8pm); Dec. 2-3 (11:50am; 1:50pm; 3:50pm; 6pm; 8pm); Dec. 7-8 (6pm; 8pm); Dec. 9-10 (11:50am; 1:50pm; 3:50pm; 6pm; 8pm); Dec. 14-15 (6pm; 8pm); and Dec. 16-24 (11:50am; 1:50pm; 3:50pm; 6pm; 8pm).

KIDS/TEENS, 'JUNIE B. JONES The MUSICAL, Jr.' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 7 - Pixie Dust Players is casting excellent storytellers and singers ages 6-18 for Junie B. Jones The Musical, Jr., to bring Junie B and her friends to life. Rehearsals: Sep. 23-Oct. 12 (scheduled around actor availability); runs Oct. 13-22 at UCPAC in Rahway NJ. Seeking—“Junie B” (Lead): Female, 6-18, a quirky, energetic first grader with comedic flair; loves having adventures and writing about them in her journal; gets upset when things don't go her way; wildly precocious, yet completely endearing; “Sheldon” (Supporting): Male, 6-18, a first grader in Mr. Scary's class with Junie B; nerdy, lactose intolerant, and gets a bit of stage fright; excited about playing music; Lucille, Camille & Chenille (Supporting): Female, 6-18, Lucille: Junie B.'s former best friend, also in first grade; the ultimate child diva; rich girl, well-dressed; in Mr. Scary's class with Junie B; enthusiastic; Camille and Chenille: twin sisters who are best friends with Lucille; “Herb” (Supporting): Male, 6-18, Junie B.'s new best friend; a cute boy, slightly shy; endearing and charming; Shirley, Grace, Bobbi Jean, Lennie, Jose, Beth, Emily, Isabelle (Supporting): Males & Females, 6-18, first graders in Junie B's class; all characters have solo singing and speaking lines; Mother, Gladys Gutzman, Daddy, Mr. Scary (Supporting): Males & Females, 12-18, Mother: Junie B.'s mom; exasperated, but understanding; Gladys Gutzman/Bus Driver: the kids' favorite lunch lady at Junie B.'s elementary school, also known as "Gladys Gutzman, Queen of Snacks;" Daddy: Junie B.'s dad; encouraging and knows how to juggle; Mr. Scary: Junie B.'s first grade teacher, a warm man, despite his name. Seeking talent from New York NY. Visit pixiedustplayers.org/audition-materials1. For more information and to sign up for an appointment, visit pixiedustplayers.org/junie-b-auditions. For more info, visit ucpac.org.

'LEGALLY BLONDE Jr.' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 7 - Young Stars Theatre is casting Legally Blonde Jr, following the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. When Elle's high school boyfriend, Warner, dumps her and heads to Harvard, claiming she's not "serious" enough, Elle takes matters into her own hands, crafting a showy song-and-dance personal essay and charming her way into law school. Befriending classmate, Emmett, and spunky hairdresser, Paulette, along the way, Elle finds that books and looks aren't mutually exclusive. As Elle begins outsmarting her peers, she realizes that law may be her natural calling after all. Rehearses Saturdays (12noon-4pm); tech Oct. 21-26; performs weekends between Oct. 27-Nov. 19 in South Pasadena CA. Seeking—“Warner Hutington III” (Lead): Male; Must Be 18 or under!!! Warner Huntington III is a fantastic role for a young man who is both a good singer and actor. He is Elle's ex-boyfriend and caught between his former life with Elle and his newfound serious East Coast life with Vivienne. Seeking talent from South Pasadena CA. To submit, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

'WHEN PIGS FLY' – OCT. 7 – SAN FRANCISCO - New Conservatory Theatre Center is casting When Pigs Fly, a musical by Howard Crabtree and Mark Waldrop. Project description: "When Howard Crabtree was growing up in Excelsior Springs MO, his high school guidance counselor told him he’d be big in show biz 'when pigs fly.' Little did she know that those words would trigger a compulsively inventive life with a special talent for turning garden hoses, shower curtains, and the like into pun-happy, ready to wear ensembles. If you enjoy saucily unpretentious camp, this updated edition of When Pigs Fly is your chance to pig out." Rehearsals to begin March 2018. Performances run May-July 2018, in San Francisco CA. Pays $800 stipend. Seeking—“Stanley” (Lead): Male, 35-45, must be an adept drag performer; “Jay” (Lead): Male, 25-45, wicked yet lovable, strong comedic chops; “David” (Lead): Male, 25-35, charming, with a great physique. Audition by appointment Oct 7 at 2pm at New Conservatory Theatre (25 Van Ness @ Market, Lower Lobby, San Francisco CA). For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the center.

EQUITY, THEATREWORKS SILICON VALLEY – OCT. 8 & 9 – REDWOOD CITY - TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is seeking Equity actors and singers for remaining shows in TheatreWorks' 2017/2018 Season of dramas, musicals, comedies and premieres, as well as upcoming seasons and projects in their New Works Initiative and Education programs. Season includes Skeleton Crew (Domenique Morriseau, playwright; Rehearsals begin at Marin Theatre Company on Jan. 2, 2018; performs Jan. 25–Feb. 18, in Marin CA; rehearsals begin at TheatreWorks on Mar. 3; performs Mar. 7–Apr. 1 at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto CA), The Bridges Of Madison County (Jason Robert Brown, music-lyrics; Marsha Norman, book; Robert James Waller, author; Rehearsals begin Mar. 6; performs Apr. 4–29 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts), and Finks (Joe Gilford, playwright; Rehearsals begin May 11; performs June 6–July 1 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts). Shows rehearse and run in Silicon Valley CA. Pays: $887/wk. or $823/wk. Equity LORT Non-Rep B and C Contracts. Seeking—Various Roles: 18+; for The Bridges of Madison County – various roles including “Marian” (Female, early 30s), Robert’s former wife, a musician, may play other women including: Chiara and State Fair Singer; for Finks – various roles including “Mickey Dobbs” (Male, 35-45) He is a song and dance man of the 1950’s. He is Urban, leftist though not overtly political, and very charming. He’s on the brink of having a major career breakthrough with his own comedy show when it is threatened by his being blacklisted. He’s a Danny Kaye type only not as balletic. Actor must have strong comedic chops; “Natalie Meltzer” (Female, 25-35) is a force of nature in the style of a Jewish New Yorker, Emma Goldman trapped in the body of Lucille Ball. She is sexy, strong willed, playful and very persuasive. She is a performer and one of the best voice-over actors of her day She’s also a recruiter for her leftist political groups, landing this role because she’ll use her sexuality and her passions to get who and what she wants. Must be able to sing and dance. Equity Principal Auditions Oct 8 from 10:30am-5pm and Oct 9 from 11am-6pm at TheatreWorks (350 Twin Dolphin Dr., Ste. 127, Redwood City CA 94065; Parking available; Auditions in the rehearsal halls. Enter from the south side of the building). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Visit https://www.theatreworks.org/contact-us/auditions/ before Monday, Oct. 2 at 4pm to request an appointment. Prepare a total of 3 minutes of material: Either one song and one monologue, or two monologues. Bring sheet music in the key you plan to sing, headshot, and resume.

'The VULTURES’ SONG' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 9 - Blah Blah Blah Theatre Company is casting the play, The Vultures’ Song. Project description: "A new play by internationally acclaimed writer Mike Kenny that is a universal tale of loss, survival and reconciliation." Rehearsals run Mar. 5-29, in Leeds, UK. Performances run April-June, touring the UK. Some pay. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from Yorkshire, England. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the theatre company.

 

'HAIRSPRAY' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 30 - Educational Theatre Collaborative is casting the Dynamites and African American ensemble cast members for a production of Hairspray at the Educational Theatre Collaborative (ETC) at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH. Artistic director states: "Wonderful opportunity to work with NYC-based choreographers and award-winning directors in a beautiful space. Looking for some talented singers and dancers to join our cast." Rehearses Jan. 2-23; runs Jan. 24-28 at Silver Center, Plymouth State University, Plymouth NH. Housing and transportation to and from rehearsals provided as needed. Seeking—The Dynamites (Supporting): Female, 18-30; African American Singer-Dancers (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-35. Seeking talent from Plymouth NH; New York NY; Boston MA; Washington DC. If interested, submit a headshot and resume and video showcasing your singing and dance abilities via backstage.com or contact ETC. Artistic director states: "Very nurturing and positive environment at the base of the White Mountains."

 

'A TAFFETA CHRISTMAS: A 50s CHRISTMAS REUNION' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 1 - The Legacy Theatre is casting A Taffeta Christmas: A 50s Christmas Reunion, the holiday sequel to "The Taffetas," set in Muncie, Indiana. Synopsis: The Dumont Television Network is featuring Kaye, Peggy, Cheryl, and Donna on its weekly television show "Hometown Hoedown." It's Christmas in Muncie ("America's Hometown" of the 1950s, by the way) and everyone is there. It's America's first chance to meet "Mother and Daddy," with a few surprises for everyone. A combination of hits from The Taffetas, with new songs and holiday favorites, A Taffeta Christmas is a classic hometown Christmas--the way it used to be. Rehearses Nov. 1-16; runs Nov. 17-Dec. 17 in Tyrone GA. Paid contract (negotiable). Housing and travel stipend provided. Transportation reimbursement for traveling to Georgia or round-trip airfare, free housing (in a new, five-bedroom house just behind the theater), and access to company car provided. Seeking—“Kaye” (Lead): Female, 18-30, oldest; level-headed. High belt/mix. Must have solid high D. “Where The Boys Are” lead singer; “Peggy” (Lead): Female, 18-30, future homemaker; most ladylike. Good belt/mix to C above middle C; “Cheryl” (Lead): Female, 18-30, youngest sister; wants to be Marilyn Monroe. Breathy mix. Alto with good upper range; “Donna” (Lead): Female, 18-30, tomboy; car enthusiast. Alto. Low. Solid F below middle C. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Make sure your video submissions include singing as well as dancing. Anything you might have in the style of The Taffetas would be great (The Wonderettes, The Andrews Sisters). To submit, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

 

SIGHT & SOUND THEATRES – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 30 - Sight & Sound Theatres is seeking principals and featured ensemble/understudies for Sight & Sound Theatres' 2018 season and for any mid-season needs that arise within current 2017 season including: Jesus, a world premiere, and Samson. Seeking triple threats and a few strong actors (non-singers) as well. Experienced performers of every type and race encouraged. Casting Director states: "For more than 40 years, Sight & Sound Theatres® has been bringing the Bible to life on stage in jaw-dropping scale. With locations in Lancaster PA, and Branson MO, more than one million people come from around the world each year to experience these original, state-of-the-art productions. In our 2,000 seat auditoriums, on 300-foot panoramic stages, stirring performances bring these biblical epics to life. Sight & Sound Theatres® is both a production company and a theater operations business. Our unique employee culture of more than 600 dedicated individuals celebrates craftsmanship, diversity of talents and a collective passion for bringing the Bible to life." Rehearsals begin mid-January 2018; “Jesus” runs Mar. 10, 2018–Jan. 5, 2019 in Lancaster PA; Samson runs Mar. 3–Dec. 29, 2018 in Branson MO. Pays: $750-$1,150/wk. Health benefits, paid time off, 401(k)s, and relocation assistance/reimbursement provided. Salary commensurate with role/experience/number of shows per week. Seeking—Featured Ensemble & Understudy Tracks (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, engaging and experienced triple threats with "show-stopping" vocals; to play multiple speaking roles/sing featured solos/dance throughout; comedic, dramatic, and character skills sought; if trained in tumbling and/or stage combat, include tumbling or fight sequence in submission; armed and unarmed welcome; Bari-Tenor (Lead): Male, 25-65, to play 40s+; powerful bari-tenor; strong legit actor w/ emotional depth and comedic skills; Gospel Alto & Pop/Gospel Tenor (Lead): 18+, female gospel alto with rich soulful sound and vast range, skilled with riffs/runs to the rafters, solid actress and competent mover; male pop/gospel tenor, athletic, domineering masculine fighter, engaging triple threat; Mature Warm Soprano: 25+, to play 40s; must be skilled dramatic actress and singer with high energy and superb comedic timing; Rockstar Bari-Tenor: Male, 18-50, to play 30s; 6'+ preferred; rockstar vocalist with range and strong actor; masculine alpha male presence; athletic physique; must be a good mover; Bass/Dramatic Actor: Male, 18+, to play 40s; 6'+ preferred; bass; dramatic actor; mighty ruler presence and booming bass voice; must be competent mover/singer; Mezzo Pop Belter: Female, 18-40, to play 20-30s; high mix and belt required; triple threat; very spirited, wise, and clever; Male Character Actor/Singer/Mover (Supporting): Male, 18+, to play 70s+; must play old age believably; no exaggerated caricatures; must be energetic and fit mover-singer; “Nicodemus” (Lead): Male, 18+, dramatic actor-singer to play 50-60s+; no "old man" caricatures; actor-baritone; “Peter” (Lead): Male, 18+, to play 30-40s; baritone; gruff, rugged, and disgruntled with a tough exterior; yet, sensitive, and truly a good man, husband and father; searching for purpose and truth; bullish, agile, strong, and athletic; must not be allergic to dogs; actor-baritone; “Samson” (Lead): Male, 18+, to play 18-40 yrs.; 6ft+ preferred; experienced with stage combat; brilliant fighter with strong build; not steroid-blown, but athletic and appears strong; baritone with strong technical endurance and dramatic depth; plays full range between Act I and Act II, from a snarky, self-absorbed, and relentless risk-taking young man who is coming of age as a disillusioned 40-something giving into unrestrained passions and just seeking an escape from the weight of his responsibilities; later, betrayed and broken, he discovers grace and fulfills his calling, sacrificing everything and destroying more enemies in his death than he did in his life; actor-baritone. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Auditions by invitation only. There are limited audition spots; submit early. For details and submission guidelines, visit https://auditionsmanager.com/submission.php?AU=qK8eZq63.

 

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

 

 

 

 

COMPANIES:

LYRIC YOUNG COMPANY – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 21 - Lyric Young Company is casting for the Lyric Young Company. Project description: "The Lyric Young Company will establish an ensemble of 15 actors who will work and train two nights a week over nine months with international director Anne-Louise Sarks, Nicholai La Barrie, Sean Holmes, and the Lyric’s Artistic Associates." Rehearsals and performances are ongoing in London, UK. No pay. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): Males & Females, 18-25, have not yet received formal training or worked professionally. Seeking talent from London, England. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the company. Prepare a two-minute monologue and a short story or song, to be told/sung a cappella.

The ACTOR's PROJECT NYC – SEP. 25 - The Actor's Project NYC is seeking actors and singers for five industry showcases. Producer states: The Actor's Project NYC (TAPNYC) is casting Beyond Passion!, Actors Stories!, Bold Dramedy!, Something Fringe!, and Pushing Boundaries!; full-length theatrical showcases of music, scenes, monologues, and sketch comedy, all original work by company writers. TAPNYC is a company that assists its members in landing agents and getting work through industry showcases. All shows are attended by industry in film, TV, and theater. Past productions have been attended by producers (Broadway), agents (commercial/legit), managers, and casting directors." Rehearses winter 2017; performs spring 2018 in NYC. Membership dues are a one-time fee of $595 and include agent/manager coaching, resume workshops, branding-yourself workshops, industry showcases, and entry into The Acting-Career Seminar, where company members meet with a commercial agent, a legit agent, and a talent manager. Director states: "All members meet with agents and managers before and after the showcases." Seeking—Actors & Singers Seeking Representation Through Showcases: 18+. Open Casting Call group audition Sep 25 from 2:30pm-3:30pm at TAPNYC @ Studios 353 (353 W. 48th St., New York NY 10036). Add audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com to your contacts to ensure the confirmation lands in your inbox. For a quicker response, direct-email headshot and resume to audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com. Prepare a one-minute contemporary comedic monologue. Auditions will be conducted in groups. Bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume. Producer states: "We suggest (though do not require) monologues from Bobby Holder's book 'Out of the Blue' (available on TheActorsProjectNYC.com, BobbyHolder.com, Amazon, iBooks, etc.). We ask that actors who confirm their audition to honor their commitment. Be on time and prepare to stay the entire hour."

'BEYOND PASSION!' – SEP. 26 - The Actor's Project NYC is seeking actors and singers for Beyond Passion! Producer states: "The Actor's Project NYC (TAPNYC) is casting Beyond Passion!' a full-length theatrical showcase of music, scenes, monologues, and sketch comedy, all original work by company writers. TAPNYC is a company that assists its members in landing agents and getting work through industry showcases. All shows are attended by industry in film, TV, and theater. Past productions have been attended by producers (Broadway), agents (commercial/legit), managers, and casting directors." Rehearses in the winter; performs in the spring in NYC. Membership dues are a one-time fee of $595 and include agent/manager coaching, resume workshops, branding-yourself workshops, industry showcases, and entry into The Acting-Career Seminar, where company members meet with a commercial agent, a legit agent, and a talent manager. Director states: "All members meet with agents and managers before and after the showcases." Seeking—Actors & Singers Seeking Representation Through Showcases: Males & Females, 18+. Group audition by appointment Sep 26 from 2:30pm-3:30pm at TAPNYC @ Studios 353 (353 W. 48th St., New York NY 10036). Add audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com to your contacts to ensure the confirmation lands in your inbox. For a quicker response, direct-email headshot and resume to audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com. Prepare a one-minute contemporary comedic monologue. Auditions will be conducted in groups. Producer states: "We suggest (though do not require) monologues from Bobby Holder's book 'Out of the Blue' (available on TheActorsProjectNYC.com, BobbyHolder.com, Amazon, iBooks, etc)."

TROUPE MEMBERS – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 4 - JestMaster Productions, Inc. is seeking singer-dancer-actress in any combination for troupe members with established production company. Acts include magic assistant, vaudeville, cabaret, revues, plays, costumed characters, and audiobooks. Creative input desired. Learn routines, then be on "standby" for sporadic gigs. Production work also available. President states: "See attached promos for an idea of what we do. We are also now associated with The Open Book Theatre Company, so this will likely lead to work there as well." Rehearsals will usually be in Englewood NJ. Usually mutually-decided rehearsal schedule. Specific productions may have other requirements. Rehearsal expenses paid. All gigs and productions are paid. Range can be $50-$500 per gig or more. President states: "This is a great part-time and sporadic way to make money in the biz and gain experience. Gigs could come weekly, or monthly, or tomorrow or in a couple of months." Seeking—Female Troupe Member: 18-35, female, attractive, 5'4"-5'10", limber, not claustrophobic; can sing/move well, able to create characters and good with ad-lib; circus skills a plus. Seeking talent from Englewood NJ. Submit via backstage.com, or contact the production company, and let casting personnel see you can do with some video and/or audio. Acting, singing, dance, comedy, variety—whatever you've got. The rest will be discussed upon callbacks. Know the requirements stated in this listing—where, the money, etc.

 

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:

'The FOUR' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 28 - ITV is casting FOX's The Four. Synopsis: A ground breaking new single competition series that challenges performers to fight for their life to be the best. Synopsis: From the network that brought you “American Idol” and from the producers behind some of the biggest talent- driven shows on earth, comes, The Four, a ground-breaking vocal competition series that challenges performers to beat the best in order to be the best. iTV is searching for the strongest singers in the nation to audition for this epic primetime series on FOX. Four top-notch vocalists will fight to defend their coveted seats against hungry newcomers week after week. The longer they hold onto their seats, the closer they are to their dreams. The singer left “sitting” will win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take their career to the next level with a panel of music industry heavyweights behind them. Whether you are an aspiring vocalist on the verge of success, a lifelong singer who wants to get back in the game or a local singing sensation in your hometown looking for your big break, we want to hear from you. Shoots December for up to six weeks. Pay TBD. Seeking—Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 16+, fun outgoing competitive singers. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Must include note with submission via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

FOX SINGING SHOW – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 30 - City Media is casting run-through/rehearsal contestants for a new Fox singing show. Seeking dynamic, fun, big personalities who love to sing. Seeking all levels of singers, from karaoke lovers to professional-signed artists. Works Oct. 6, Oct. 26, and Nov. 28 (contestants may be asked to participate in one or two run-throughs) in L.A. Pays: $100/day. Must be over 18 and able to work as an L.A. local. Seeking—Run-Through Contestants: Males & Females, 18-65, NOTE: This is not an opportunity to be an actual contestant on the show; you will be participating in the paid run-through only. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Submit via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

NETWORK SINGING COMPETITION SERIES – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 3 - CME is seeking singers for a network singing competition series. Talent coordinator states: "Major network is launching a new, groundbreaking vocal competition series that challenges performers to beat the best in order to be the best. Searching for the strongest singers in the nation to audition for this epic prime time series. Four top-notch vocalists will fight to defend their coveted seats against hungry newcomers week after week. The longer they hold onto their seats, the closer they are to their dreams. The singer left 'sitting' will win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take their career to the next level with a panel of music industry heavyweights behind them. Are you the best of the best? Do you have what it takes to face off and dethrone the best singers in the country? If so, this is your chance to become America's next singing superstar. Whether you are an aspiring vocalist on the verge of success, a lifelong singer who wants to get back in the game, or a local singing sensation in your hometown looking for your big break, we want to hear from you!" Shoot dates TBD in L.A. Stipend provided. Seeking—Singer (Lead): Males & Females, 16-35. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Must include audible and current video of you singing to be considered. Not looking for Broadway types. Submission songs should be contemporary songs. Include your email address so production may contact you with the next step. Additional details about the show and audition requirements will be provided if you are selected to move forward. All applicants/contestants must be at least 16 years of age or older as of Dec. 1, 2017. All applicants/contestants must meet US residency requirements pursuant to the eligibility conditions. To submit, visit backstage.com or contact CME.

SINGING COMPETITION SHOW, REAL A CAPELLA GROUPS – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 8 - De Simone Casting is seeking real NY based a capella groups of all levels to compete on an Acapella Singing Competition Show to win a contract with major rapper. Rehearsal & production dates TBD. Winner will get a contract with a major rapper. Seeking—Real A Capella Groups: Males & Females, 18+, must be a part of a real Acapella group. All levels of experience considered. Groups should be able to rap or have a Hip Hop and R&B sensibility. Seeking talent from New York NY. In your submissions, include notes letting us know about your group and provide performance links if you have any. To submit, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

The NEXT BIG SINGING SENSATION – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 31 - CME is seeking the next big singing sensation for a major network. Talent scout states: "Are you the next Bruno Mars, Niall Horan, Selena Gomez, Hailee Steinfeld, Rhianna, The Weeknd, Maren Morris, etc.? We want to hear from you! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for: major exposure, record deal, celebrity collaborations, and VIP experience. The world will remember your name. Unlike any singing show that has come before. This one starts with the best. Where the other shows end, this one is just getting started. If you have what it takes to be a winner now, submit ASAP." Shoot date(s) TBD in L.A. Stipend provided. Seeking—Singer (Lead): Males & Females, 16-35. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Must submit a current video or link to your website/YouTube/Instagram with a video of you singing to be considered via backstage.com or contact CME. Include a cover letter with brief info about your singing background along with your email and phone number. More info will be provided if you are selected to audition.

'GOSPEL EXPLOSION' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 18 - Iconic Souls Entertainment is seeking singers for Gospel Explosion, a showcase competition in which singers compete against each other in front of an audience and judges that will consist of music producers and executives. Production begins January 2018 and will be held at Wyndham New Yorker Hotel in NYC. Participants will compete for prizes ranging from a cash prize to free studio time. Seeking—Singer: Males & Females, 18+, singers of all genres of gospel. Seeking talent from New York NY. Include a video with your submission via backstage.com or contact the entertainment company.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

'WHO MATTERS' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 23 - Iconic Souls Entertainment is casting Who Matters, a film about racism being a major problem in America. Synopsis: The film follows stories of tragedies that have taken place in the black community over the past few years and deals with racism, profiling, abuse of power, domestic violence, drug abuse, profiling, and hate. Shooting begins Sep. 18 in NYC. No pay. Actors will receive a copy of finished film, film credit, and meals on shoot days. In addition, Hidden King Films will provide their help and resources to all participants with present or future film projects they may have. Seeking—“Kandice” (Supporting): Female, 27-37, an overworked, self-centered female with anger issues who is physically, mentally, and verbally abusive to her girlfriend; “Zoe” (Lead): Female, 20-25, a young woman who is well-spoken and pretty, but has low self-esteem and is struggling with a heroin addiction; she will use any means to get her next fix, but deep down inside, she hopes her next fix will be her last; “Stephanie” (Supporting): Female, 25-35, intelligent, funny, and witty best friend; Extras (Background/Extras): Males & Females 18+, to play restaurant patrons, camera crew, and scene fillers; Radio Personality Voiceover: Males & Females 18+, voiceover for news reports and radio broadcast. Seeking talent from New York, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island, Nassau County NY. To submit, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

STORYBOX CREATIVE VOICE ACTOR – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 25 - Storybox Creative is casting a voice actor for Storybox Creative. Recording session is in Portland OR. Some pay. Seeking—Voice Artist (Supporting): Male, 50+, British, must be able to sound like an authentic English/Medieval King. Seeking talent from Portland OR. To apply, submit demo reel & résumés via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

RECORDING Of PHILIP SPRINGER SONGS – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 28 - Philip Springer is seeking Folk guitarist-singer for recording songs by Philip Springer, composer of "Santa Baby," "How Little We Know," and other standard songs. Date(s) TBD in L.A. Pay provided. Seeking—Folk Guitarist-Singer: 18+. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Send video to tamirmusic@verizon.net.

'TWISH' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 28 - Philip Springer is seeking jazz singers for Twish (The World is Still Here), a video musical from Philip Springer, composer of "Santa Baby," "How Little We Know," and other standard songs. Rehearsal/production date(s) TBD in L.A. Pay provided. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Send video or MP3 with photo to tamirmusic@verizon.net or teasin1949@gmail.com.

'INTERMISSION' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 30 - Freelance is casting voiceover talent for Intermission, a short film. Records ASAP at a sound studio in Brooklyn NY. Pays: $50 for a two-hour, in-studio session. Seeking—Man on the Phone (Supporting): Male, 50-65, the voice of an old man on the phone; wheezy and husky; very enigmatic; has a conversation with the main character of this short film that will turn mysterious and increasingly dramatic, leaving the other man completely speechless. All accents welcome. Seeking talent from New York NY. In your submission, include your availability and an audio demo via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

The ROCK ISLAND BOYS – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 30 - The Rock Island Boys is seeking two male vocalists to be The Rock Island Boys, singers performing original songs about surfing, summer fun, and California. Shoot dates TBD in the L.A. area. Compensation will be worked out when contracts are signed. Seeking—Vocalists (Lead): Male, 18-24, seeking two lead vocalists to be The Rock Island Boys. Following casting, the rest of the group, consisting of male and female singers/musicians, will be put in place as background for the lead vocalists. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Visit www.therockislandboys.com and click on the "Listen" button. After listening to the music, submit if you can imagine yourself as one of The Rock Island Boys.

'DO WELL. DO GOOD' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 1 - A Distant Cousin Productions is casting an Australian-accented female to record voiceover for Do Well. Do Good. Records in October in NYC. Pays: $700. Seeking—Business-Sounding Australian-Accented Female: 35-50, confident, businesslike, warm, friendly. Seeking talent from New York NY. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the production company. Any sort of one-minute recording on your phone voice recording app will be fine to submit as an audio sample.

'PEACE FORCE' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 1 - Ugly Cupcake Entertainment is casting one final role for Peace Force, a pilot for a darkly comedic animated series, focusing on an elf leading her team of underdogs toward bettering their surreal, dystopian world. Recording throughout the month of September (can be done remotely, provided the actor has access to a suitable mic). The pilot is projected to be completed during December. Seeking—“Darwin” (Supporting): Male or Female, 20-40, a package deal of peacekeeping henchmen with Figaro; neither are particularly bright enough to work individually; the slightly duller of the two, quicker to the trigger when emotions run high; harvests more grudges and resentment when he feels he's been wronged; nevertheless, the two take a playful glee in their jobs when they get to weed out any perceived scum in their city (the more violently, the better); the short version: he's a big, dumb asshole. Note: Role has been written as a male but is open to any gender. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. To submit, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

‘SILENT LOVE STORIES-II’ – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 1 - CerebroTopia is casting Silent Love Stories-II," the follow up to "Silent Love Stories-I" Company states: "Seeking singer-actress, singer-actor, musician-actor who have already published their work on iTunes, to join the cast for the follow up of "Silent Love Stories". Shoots TBA in Newport Beach CA. Pays $250/episode(about 8 hours over 2-3 scattered days shoot) if in Southern California. Pays $500/episode and free room for the duration of the shoot in my residence in Newport Beach, if you are from outside Southern California. Seeking—Singer-Actress (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+ make sure you submit link to your iTunes track; Singer-Actor (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, make sure you submit link to your iTunes track. Newport Beach, Los Angeles CA; New York NY; San Francisco CA; London, England; Tokyo, Japan; Paris, Île-de-France. Link to your iTunes work. This is a link to my first and only movie "Silent Love Stories" on Vimeo on Demand: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/103531. To watch it for free, use the promotional code: "silent" Submit cover letter with your link to iTunes release.

'WORMING Of AMERICA' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 1 - Free-Grace Press is seeking an experienced female voice actor for a post-modern historical fiction audiobook with nine-plus female characters. Smaller parts for male actor (eight characters), with whom you have worked in the past, would be good. Author states: "American English actors should be okay with an anti- religion/anti-patriarchy thesis. Actors tones will be one-part Flannery O'Connor, and one-part Virginia Woolf, and a third part Camille Paglia. Actors should have knowledge or interest in the English Civil War and/or Free-Grace Controversy (Anne Hutchinson). Actors also should have knowledge or interest in Mary Dyer and/or the beginning of Quakerism in America." Records Oct. 1; based in Southampton NY; seeking submissions nationwide. Pay based on experience. Seeking—“Susanna Hutchinson” (Lead); Female, 18-26; “Jonathon Winthrop” (Supporting): Male, 44-60. Seeking talent from Nationwide/Worldwide. To submit, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

NATIONWIDE TOUR OPPORTUNITY – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 1 - Ritzman Inc. is seeking recording artists, singer songwriters, and singers for a nationwide tour opportunity. Also seeking talented songwriters and artists for Record Label, Distribution, Licensing, and Publishing Submissions and Deals. Management and Shopping agreements also available. Assistant states: "Company's main alliance is with Jingle Punks - music licensing, Fuci Pacific (Asian Territories), Sony - Epic Records, Paramount Pictures, 300 Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Warner Music, Interscope, Lava, Road Runner and Capitol Records. Songwriters and producers have worked with artists including Rihanna, Timeflies, Rita Ora, Jessie J, Michael Jackson, Timbaland, Wyclef Jean, Ciara, French Montana, Chris Brown, Jessie Jay, Lil Kim, Maino, Timeflies, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Beyonce, ASAP Rocky, Future, and more." Production projects extend through January 2018. Headquarters in New York City. Affiliate Recording facilities and office locations in Nashville, Chicago IL, Miami FL, and L.A. Licensing and songwriting placement opportunities pay at union rates. Management opportunities pay industry standard rates. Compensation discussed on a contract-by-contract basis. Seeking—Vocalists & Songwriters (Lead): 8-30. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit Backstage profile, and any other relevant showcasing media such as photos, video/audio recordings, etc. to be invited to casting. Also include phone number. All ages and levels of prior establishment welcome, as levels of talent, dedication, and creativity are most valued. If you are selected for an in-person meeting, arrive prepared to sing approximately a verse & chorus of two pop songs a cappella or with a back-up track, showing your range in your preferred genres of performance. Headshots, resumes, and comp cards welcome. Note: Make sure to include your phone number and email address so you can be contacted with more information on the company and setting up an initial phone interview, followed by auditions, in-studio interviews, licensing/publishing requirements, record label, sponsorship, development/production and distribution deal information, etc.

'ALL TOGETHER NOW' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 6 - Remarkable TV is casting the Reality TV show, All Together Now. Project description: "All Together Now is the brand new Saturday night singalong entertainment show coming soon to BBC One." Shoots throughout 2017, in London, UK. Winner takes home cash prize. Talented singers who've got what it takes to get an audience on their feet and singing along, be part of Saturday night's biggest ever singalong, maybe you are an incredible soloist or group, maybe you can give a performance that'll get 100 people up on their feet and singing along. Seeking talent from London, England. Submit an online [Pending Approval]/AllTogetherNowBBC.

TOTAL REQUEST LIVE' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 14 - Lauren Waters Casting is seeking young talent from in and around NYC to be featured on the return of MTV's Total Request Live. Shoots daily, starting Oct. 2, in NYC. Pay varies. Some talent will be paid $50 to appear, while others will be competing on the show for a prize. Seeking—Singers: Males & Females, 16-28, talented singers to be featured on "TRL." Seeking talent from New York NY. To submit, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

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

 

 

 

 

OPEN MIC NIGHTS/JAM SESSIONS:

NEW YORK CITY LOCATION:

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

 

WASHINGTON DC AREA LOCATIONS:

Open Mic Nights hosted by TOM SAPUTO:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

PROMOTIONS:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

MEANWISE BRAND AMBASSADOR/SOCIAL MEDIA HOST – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 11 - Meanwise is Brand Ambassadors and Social Media Video Hosts for Meanwise, an exciting new app where creatives upload multimedia to create interactive profiles and get discovered. Company states: "Meanwise is partnering with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry to create a platform where companies, agents, and managers can effectively scout talent. We’re looking for non-union actors, musicians, and dancers to be Brand Ambassadors. Those cast will be given enhanced exposure on our app and social media, connect with powerful entertainment industry professionals, and be featured in future print ads and commercials." Invite code: M34NWISE. Shoots Fall 2017/Spring 2018. Free merchandise, promotional material, and international exposure provided. Will be duly compensated if featured in Meanwise commercials. Seeking—Meanwise Brand Ambassador: Males & Females, 16-35. Seekingtalent Nationwide/Worldwide. Note if you are already on Meanwise, those already on our app will be given priority consideration. You can download us here: meanwise.com/download Also, attach links to your social media profiles with your submission and list any unusual or cool talents you have. Requirements: Non-union, creative, active on social media. Check us out here: meanwise.com/download.

 

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:

VOICE INSTRUCTOR – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 24 - Bird School Of Music is seeking a voice instructor. Company states: "We are a school of music, a recording studio, record label, and performance venue. We are seeking a motivated inspirational voice instructor to share your knowledge with our young motivated singers. Are you a vibrant well-organized person that is flexible with various ages and skill levels of both voice and piano students? Classical/Theatrical training is a plus but not a necessity for the right individual." Part time teaching opportunity in San Francisco CA. Pays $20 per hour to start. Opportunity for fast advancement for the right motivated, well organized go getter with chops. Seeking—Voice Instructor: Male or Female, 18+, required: experience teaching music to kids and adults; desire to work with a variety of ages and skill levels; flexible schedule (Hours are usually 3pm-7pm Monday-Friday)(Saturdays 10am-2pm); able to commit to 15-30 hours weekly through June 2018; ability to meet deadlines; time management skills; self-motivated; excellent accountability with students; experience with ensemble instruction; help students create and achieve their musical goals; general awesomeness; preferred: two years teaching experience; availability to work some Saturdays and four annual Sunday recitals; ability to play by ear, teach notation and theory; band experience; performance experience. Seeking talent from San Francisco CA. Send us a resume and cover letter via backstage.com or contact the school.

 

'The ART And BUSINESS Of VOICEOVERS' With Amy Marcs And Roy Renza – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 27 - Star Trax Recording Studio is seeking participants for The Art and Business of Voiceovers, presented by Star Trax Recording Studio. Company states: "Would you like to learn the ins and outs of the voiceover industry in the same studio where 'Family Guy' and 'American Dad' are recorded? What about recording your voice in the same studio countless of celebrities such as Matt Damon, Patrick Stewart, Seth MacFarlane, Snoop Dog, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bob Costas have recorded theirs? Learn tips and techniques for achieving success from the leading industry pros at Star Trax NY, a premiere NYC recording studio. Clients include Discovery Networks, National Geographic Channel, TBS, HGTV, USA Network, NBC, Blockbuster, Honda, Ford, Hershey’s and Heineken. Enrollment is limited to eight students and will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. This is a unique opportunity to work in a professional recording studio. The class will focus on script breakdown, finding your signature sound, gaining confidence in the booth, and making committed and compelling choices. We will also focus on learning how to self-direct, which is such an important skill to have these days since so many auditions are being done from home. The focus in this class will be on radio and television commercials. We keep the class size small so you will receive lots of individual attention. Understanding that everyone has different strengths and weaknesses, you will be coached individually according to your needs. Your recordings will be sent to you in MP3 format at the end of each session. Your instructors are Roy Renza Amy Marcs. Roy Renza is the co-owner of Star Trax and an audio engineer with three decades of voiceover experience directing and producing for commercials, promos, documentary narrations, and movie trailers. Amy Marcs is an actress, writer, and voiceover talent signed with the Don Buchwald agency. Her voice has been heard on numerous national network television and radio campaigns. A small sample of her work includes spots for Ortho tri Cyclen, Abilify, Johnson and Johnson, Mastercard, Huntington Bank, Topamax, KMart, and IBM. She teaches voiceover and Meisner technique at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts and is also on the faculty of ACTeen. Amy is also currently starring in her critically acclaimed one-woman show 'Nice T!ts." Class runs Sep. 6-27 (Wed. eves. 7pm-9pm; four weeks total) at Star Trax Recording Studio in NYC. Cost: $375. Payment for the class is required to attend. A $100 advance deposit will be needed to reserve your place. Seeking—Voiceover Class Attendee: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. To sign up, contact Amy Marcs at 917/406-7705 or email amymarcs11@gmail.com. For more info, visit startraxnewyork.com and amymarcs.com. This is a unique opportunity to work in a professional recording studio. The class will focus on script breakdown, finding your signature sound, gaining confidence in the booth and making committed and compelling choices. We will also focus on learning how to self- direct, which is such an important skill to have these days since so many auditions are being done from home. The focus in this class will be on radio and television commercials. We keep the class size small so you will receive lots of individual attention. Understanding that everyone has different strengths and weaknesses, you will be coached individually according to your needs. Your recordings will be sent to you in MP3 format at the end of each session.

 

STAGECOACH AMPTHILL – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 30 - Stagecoach Ampthill is seeking an inspirational singing teacher to join a new team at this brand-new school (opening 30 September). Autumn term: Saturdays between 30 September and 16 December (9:30am-12:30pm) at Redborne Upper School, Ampthill, Bedfordshire. Excellent teaching pay rates. Seeking—Singing Teacher: Males & Females, 18+, musts: DBS Enhanced Clearance (this can be applied for through Stagecoach if not already in place); inspirational, creative teacher; piano player (intermediate); prior experience teaching children 7-18. Nice to haves: Stagecoach experience; drama and dance capabilities; MD experience. Seeking talent from Ampthill, England. Submit CV and references via backstage.com or contact the school.

 

'The ART And BUSINESS Of VOICEOVERS' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 11 - Star Trax Recording Studio is seeking participants for The Art and Business of Voiceovers, presented by Star Trax Recording Studio. Company states: "Would you like to learn the ins and outs of the voiceover industry in the same studio where 'Family Guy' and 'American Dad' are recorded? What about recording your voice in the same studio countless of celebrities such as Matt Damon, Patrick Stewart, Seth MacFarlane, Snoop Dog, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bob Costas have recorded theirs? Learn tips and techniques for achieving success from the leading industry pros at Star Trax NY, a premiere NYC recording studio. Clients include Discovery Networks, National Geographic Channel, TBS, HGTV, USA Network, NBC, Blockbuster, Honda, Ford, Hershey’s, and Heineken. "Enrollment is limited to eight students and will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. This is a unique opportunity to work in a professional recording studio. The class will focus on script breakdown, finding your signature sound, gaining confidence in the booth, and making committed and compelling choices. We will also focus on learning how to self-direct, which is such an important skill to have these days since so many auditions are being done from home. The focus in this class will be on radio and television commercials. We keep the class size small so you will receive lots of individual attention. Understanding that everyone has different strengths and weaknesses, you will be coached individually according to your needs. Your recordings will be sent to you in MP3 format at the end of each session. "Your instructors are Roy Renza and Amy Marcs. Roy Renza is the co-owner of Star Trax and an audio engineer with three decades of voiceover experience directing and producing for commercials, promos, documentary narrations, and movie trailers. Amy Marcs is an actress, writer, and voiceover talent signed with the Don Buchwald agency. Her voice has been heard on numerous national network television and radio campaigns. A small sample of her work includes spots for Ortho tri Cyclen, Abilify, Johnson and Johnson, Mastercard, Huntington Bank, Topamax, KMart, and IBM. She teaches voiceover and Meisner technique at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts and is also on the faculty of ACTeen. Amy is also currently starring in her critically acclaimed one-woman show 'Nice T!ts.'" Class runs Oct. 11, 18, 25 and Nov. 1 (Wednesday evenings., 7pm-9pm; four classes total) at Star Trax Recording Studio in NYC. Cost: $375. Payment for the class is required to attend. A $100 advance deposit will be needed to reserve your place. Seeking—Voiceover Class Attendee: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. To sign up, contact Amy Marcs at 917/406-7705 or email at amymarcs11@gmail.com.

 

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA CENTER: Merola Opera Program/Adler Fellowship Program - VARIOUS REGIONAL DATES - Merola Opera Program repertoire includes: Mozart: Il Re & Pastore; and Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress. Scenes Program includes staged scenes with orchestra. Merola Grand Finale: A concert with all artists performed with orchestra. 2018 Merola Opera Program takes place at San Francisco Opera from June 4-Aug. 19. 2017 regional auditions: Oct. 13 (preliminary) & 14 (finals) in Dallas (application deadline: Sep. 15); Oct. 16-19 (preliminary & finals) in Chicago (application deadline: Sep. 18); Oct. 25, 26 & 30 (preliminary & finals) in San Francisco (application deadline: Sep. 25); Nov. 3-5, 7-8, 12-13, 16-18 (preliminary) & Nov. 6, 9 & 14 (finals) in New York (application deadline: Oct. 4). For application information and program details, visit sfopera.com/auditions or call 415/565-3277.  

 

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

 

Where to Study Vocals Guide

 

©2017 VocalMusician.com