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Updated: May 5

 

AUDITIONS:

 

Most of the audition notices below can be found on

BACKSTAGE.COM - The Actors' Resource

 

 

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

 

Bands/Soloists/Showcases:

ADAM LEVOWITZ ORCHESTRA – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 1 - Adam Levowitz Orchestra is seeking a featured singer for the Adam Levowitz Orchestra, an 11-piece jazz orchestra that has done several shows at the Howard in the past. Seeking a singer for three different concerts of music: one with music from "Pulp Fiction," "Reservoir Dogs," and "Jackie Brown"; one with music from "The Blues Brothers"; and one with must from "Guardians of the Galaxy." Visit www.adamlevowitz.com for more info and video samples. Various dates in March, April, & May at the Howard Theatre in Washington DC. Paid rehearsals and paid performances. Seeking—Featured Singer: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from Washington DC; New York NY. Must send video reel of you singing pop songs with live musicians. Also send resume and headshot. For submission, visit backstage.com

 

'ANTHROPOMORPHIC' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 1 - Puppetry Arts is casting Anthropomorphic, a Bunraku and Shadow Puppetry Workshop performance part of Piccolo Spoleto in Charleston SC. Rehearses May 7-June 9; runs May 26-June 11 in Charleston SC. Performances of Tuffy Tiger are paid per show at $75. Performance of Anthropomorphic Workshop is paid $150 for the June 10 show. Seeking—“Wesley” (Lead): Male, 18+, strong male vocalist; located in Charleston area or can travel there for rehearsals/performance; must hit a High A; “Cricket” (Lead): Male, 18+, strong male vocal tenor; must live in Charleston area or travel for rehearsals/performance; “Moth” (Lead): Female, 18+, strong female soprano; if possible, with some gospel flare but not required; must live in Charleston area or travel for rehearsals/performance. Seeking talent from Charleston SC. Submit headshots/resumes via backstage.com or contact Puppetry Arts. Auditions via Skype and/or in person May 6.

 

GALAXY PARTY BANDS – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 1 - Galaxy Party Bands is seeking a full-time vocalist-dancer with Galaxy Party Bands. Full-time employment based out of Atlanta GA. Seeking someone willing to relocate to Atlanta. Seeking—Vocalist-Dancer (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18-41. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. For more information, visit www.galaxypartybands.com.

 

LIVE MUSIC PROJECT – WEEK OF MAY 1 - Lindsay Carter, coord. is seeking a female vocalist for New York/New Jersey touring band. Must be able to sing a variety of genres (i.e. pop, rock, Motown, Jazz and should be able to sing harmony). Video shoot May 2017 in New Jersey; ongoing performances Sep. 2017-Sep. 2018. Pays per gig. Seeking—Female Vocalist (Lead): 24-36. Seeking talent from Hackensack NJ; New York NY. Submit headshot/resume and any audio and video clips that demonstrate performance ability. Auditions the week of May 1. For submission, visit backstage.com

 

RODGERS And HAMMERSTEIN MUSICAL – MAY 1 & 2 – MONROVIA - Louise K. Taylor Performing Arts Center is casting a live production of a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Rehearsals begin June 5, 2017; runs July 13, 14, 15, and 16 at Taylor Performing Arts Center, 845 Colorado Blvd., Monrovia CA. Small stipends will be available for leads TBD. Seeking—Leads, Ensemble, and Children’s Ensemble: Males & Females, 7-65. Open Casting Calls May 1 from 4pm-7pm (break from 5pm-6pm) for children's audition (ages 7-14) & 6:30pm-10:30pm for principals (sign-in at 6:30pm) and May 2 from 6:30pm-10:30pm (sign in at 6:30pm) for singers/dancers at Taylor Performing Arts Center (845 W. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia CA 91016). Be prepared to sing and dance. Provide your own sheet music for a musical theater number that showcases your voice. An accompanist will be provided. Children: Bring photo with name on back, or headshot/resume. Be prepared to sing 8-16 bars of a familiar song. Principals and singers/dancers: Prepare 16-32 bars of a song from a musical that shows your range. Bring sheet music with you in the appropriate key, plus headshot and resume. An accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to learn a dance combination. Callbacks May 4.

 

'CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR STARRING The RADIO CITY ROCKETTES' – MAY 1 & 2 - Radio City Productions is looking for a diverse cast of Rockettes, male and female dancers, male and female vocalists, little people performers, and girls (Claras) to perform in the 2017 production of The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes in New York City. Contract dates range from late Sep./early Oct. to early Jan. depending on the role in which role you are cast. Production rehearses/performs in NYC. If cast, performers will be offered an American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA) contract with competitive salary and benefits. No travel, housing, or per diem is provided. Seeking—Vocalists: Males & Females, 18+, strong singers for a diverse ensemble vocal group. Must have great voice and style with a wide vocal range, be proficient at singing close harmony and able to move well. Bring Sheet music for an uptempo song and a ballad in your own key that best exemplifies your natural style. No hard-edged rock and nothing too legit, but solid, clean, expressive singing in the traditional style of the Christmas Spectacular. Clean pitch/accuracy, sight-singing skills, ability to learn very quickly, and lyric clarity a must. No recorded music is allowed. Be prepared to move. Open Casting Calls May 1 at 10am for female vocalists and May 2 at 10am male vocalists at Radio City Music Hall (W. 50th St., btw. 5th & 6th Aves., New York NY). Vocalist callbacks by appointment May 3. For more info, visit www.radiocityauditions.com. Check the website before attending auditions. Radio City accepts no liability as a result of schedule changes.

 

BOUND For BROADWAY, NYC SINGERS' SHOWCASE – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 3 - Forslund Theatricals LLC is seeking talent for Forslund Theatricals and The West End Lounge's upcoming eight-year-running industry-invited showcases "Bound for Broadway." Producer states: "This is the premiere showcase in town and a great opportunity for anyone who wants to join. This is great for performers who need performance video footage. JDProductions is the 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 weekly in NYC according to when talent is cast. Performers will be required to sell tickets ranging from $10-$15 each, plus an accompanist fee ($50) is required for tech, show, and music rehearsals. Some pay (ticket sales reimbursement), plus free video copy provided. The producers are seeking both union and nonunion performers but no union contract is currently planned. Performers should check with their union before accepting any work. Seeking—Featured Soloist (Lead): Males & Females, 14-60. Seeking talent from New York NY. Auditions by appointment only in NYC. For an appointment, email pix and resumes to jdproductions.casting@gmail.com. An accompanist will be provided. You may also send video submissions to be considered immediately.

 

The CRANKY CABARET – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 5 - Cranky Cabaret is seeking singers for the mid-May cast of The Cranky Cabaret, a demented, fun-filled revue packed with delightfully naughty, angry, edgy songs. All styles of music welcomed, as long as it fits with the "cranky" theme. Rehearses May 5; performs May 13 & 14 in Manhattan. Pay depends on ticket sales. The Cranky Cabaret is not a pay-to-sing. Seeking—Strong Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Besides a headshot and resume, submit vocal demo tracks or video links. Also, include any cranky song ideas you have that you think you might like to sing. Be as innovative or unconventional as you like. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the cabaret.

 

FEMALE SINGER-COLLABORATOR – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 5 - BinX Music is seeking an awesome female singer to collaborate with a professional singer-songwriter/artist and create a serious duo project. Singer-songwriter states: "Current solo material. Really looking for the right fit, so please only apply if you feel we would be a good match!" Ongoing rehearsal schedule regular and flexible in the San Francisco Bay Area CA. Singer-songwriter states: "We will seek out paid gigs and we will get them." Seeking—Awesome Female Singer (Lead): 21-43, Singer-songwriter states: "We will seek out paid gigs and we will get them." Seeking talent from Sunnyvale, San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Berkeley, Santa Cruz CA. Reply with your desires and intentions. A video of you singing is a plus. Link to video: https://www.facebook.com/ThatBinX/.

 

UNTITLED CABARET SHOW – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 10 - Medusa Entertainment is seeking two female background singers wanted for a bawdy, comedic cabaret show. Must be available for two rehearsals (dates TBD; performs June 17 in NYC. Pays: $25 for each rehearsal and $75 for night of show. There will be video of the show available. Seeking—Female Background Singers: Female, 21-40, for three songs; must be able to harmonize and have fun; dependable, fun, and ready to work. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit photo and resume and video links of you singing via backstage.com or contact Medusa Entertainment.

 

BOUND For BROADWAY, NYC SINGERS' SHOWCASE – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 10 - Forslund Theatricals LLC is seeking talent for Forslund Theatricals and The West End Lounge's upcoming eight-year-running industry-invited showcases Bound for Broadway. Producer states: "This is the premiere showcase in town and a great opportunity for anyone who wants to join. This is great for performers who need performance video footage. JDProductions is the 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 weekly in NYC according to when talent is cast. Performers will be required to sell tickets ranging from $10-$15 each, plus an accompanist fee ($50) is required for tech, show, and music rehearsals. Some pay (ticket sales reimbursement), plus free video copy provided. The producers are seeking both union and nonunion performers but no union contract is currently planned. Performers should check with their union before accepting any work. Seeking—Featured Soloist (Lead): Males & Females, 16-60, Performers will be required to sell tickets ranging from $10-$15 each, plus an accompanist fee ($50) is required for tech, show, and music rehearsals. Some pay (ticket sales reimbursement), plus free video copy provided. The producers are seeking both union and nonunion performers but no union contract is currently planned. Performers should check with their union before accepting any work. Seeking talent from New York NY. Auditions by appointment only in NYC. For an appointment, email pix and resumes to jdproductions.casting@gmail.com. An accompanist will be provided. You may also send video submissions to be considered immediately.

'LAW & DISORDER: A SOCIALLY UNJUST CABARET' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 17 - Torrent Theatre is casting featured soloists for Law & Disorder: A Socially Unjust Cabaret. Production states: "Join us for an evening of music that is unlawful, unruly, and downright absurd as we delve into themes of social injustices, violence, and crime." Rehearses May 10; performs May 18 in NYC. Compensation based on ticket sales. The performance will be recorded, edited, and provided to the performer at no cost. Seeking—Featured Vocalist (Lead): Males & Females, 18+, seeking phenomenal singers for a cabaret centered around social injustices, violence, and crime. Seeking talent from New York NY. Casting based on video submissions (no live auditions will be held). For consideration, email a video along with your headshot and resume to TorrentSubmissions@gmail.com

 

MYSTICAL PARTIES – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 17 - Mystical Parties/Eastern Onion is seeking experienced singing telegram performers for Mystical Parties. Professional pay provided. Seeking— Seeking EXPERIENCED Singing Telegram Performers (Lead): Males & Females, 18-84. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Please send cover note with your experience and characters. Provide headshot, body shot, and professional resume, along with characters, images, and/or video. Also include your location. If you are accepted for an audition, company will provide further details. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Mystical Parties.

 

OCTAVIA's, VARIETY SHOW – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 18 - Lamodemain is seeking all artists, poets, singers, rappers, instrumentalists of all types, comedians, actors, etc. for Octavia's, an eatery that has "live" nights. Party promotion states: "We like to showcase up-and-coming talent. It's a variety show so whatever talent you want to showcase, come showcase it." Date(s) TBD at Octavia's (216 Malcolm X Blvd., Brooklyn NY). Negotiable. Seeking—Talent: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York, Brooklyn NY. Auditions on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Submit electronically to set up an audition. Come have fun. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Lamodemain.

ONE MIC NITE WEDNESDAYs – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 25 - Live On Air is seeking featured performers for One Mic Nite. Coordinators state: "NYC's best and favorite artist showcase, open mic, and networking event is looking for performers who want to be featured on live broadcast video from NYC to the world. One Mic Nite has been providing a platform to artists in New York City for over ten years and is now broadcasting its events live on Facebook and YouTube from Live On Air Restaurant in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Artists can share their appearances and have access to archived footage of their performances." Performs Wednesday evenings (7pm-11pm) at Live On Air Restaurant (335 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn NY). Food, drinks, and video footage of your performance will be provided. Seeking—Featured Performer: Males & Females, 18+, at One Mic Nite in April/May. Open to transgender submissions. Seeking talent from Brooklyn, New York NY. Contact Live on Air via Backstage or by emailing your info and any links to your music to onemicnite@gmail.com. Call 718/618-0156 for more info about One Mic Nite and other performance opportunities.

'MUSIC|COMEDY In BROOKLYN' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 25 - The Set NYC is seeking singers, pop singers, theater cabaret singers, acoustic artists, and R&B artists for Music|Comedy in Brooklyn with The Set NYC. Producer states: "Event helps end NYC homelessness with Freedom Ladder and helps make the world better. An evening of networking, showcasing, performing in NYC, stage time, connecting with media and producers, and helping make the world better." Date TBD; seeking NYC artists only. Seeking—NYC Singer (Lead): Males & Females, 21+. Seeking talent from New York NY. For more information, visit www.freedomladder.org/endhomelessness or www.thesetnyc.com.

 

ALL STAR YOUTH CABARET – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - All Star Cabaret is seeking submissions for exciting All Star Youth Cabaret. Join our professional and pre-professional youths age 5-21 who regularly perform on our Sunday night cabarets. Performers include current and former Broadway and National Tour youth, as well as Broadway's future stars. Future shows include: Mar. 12, 5:30pm at The West End Lounge; Mar. 26, 5:30pm at The Broadway Comedy Club; Apr. 23, 5:30pm at The Broadway Comedy Club. $50 participation fee required which covers the accompaniment during the show & rehearsal, and a professionally filmed video of your performance. No minimum ticket sale required. Seeking—Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 5-22. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit a video link of you singing if possible and a cover note or email if you're looking for a date in March/April. A self-taped audition singing a cappella filmed on your phone is acceptable. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the cabaret.

 

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:

CRYSTAL CRUISES – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 1 - Crystal Cruises is casting male singer-dancers for entertainment production team. Rehearses in spring in L.A, on a paid rehearsal contract; lodging and transportation are provided. Performance contracts commence after successful completion of the training process onboard six-star cruise ship with worldwide destinations. Competitive performance wages offered. Coordinator states: "Paid rehearsal and vacation; open-ended performance contracts; medical benefits; onboard officer status with single cabin; elegant six-star cruising with worldwide destinations. Initial rehearsal period ranges from six to eight weeks in Los Angeles, California, on a paid rehearsal contract; lodging and transportation are provided. Performance contracts commence after successful completion of the training process." Seeking—Male Singer-Dancers (Chorus/Ensemble): 21-35. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit a letter, resume, headshot and video link(s) showcasing your performance; materials are reviewed upon receipt: productioncasting@crystalcruises.com Dance video should highlight ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop. Seeking adagio and acrobatic experience. Singer-dancers should additionally include a video link with two musical selections--one uptempo and one ballad--that best showcase your vocal ability. Height range for male singer-dancers is 5'9"-6'2". For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the cruise company.

 

'SEX TIPS For STRAIGHT WOMEN From A GAY MAN' - MAY 1 DEADLINE - SPI Entertainment is casting Sex Tips for Straight Women From a Gay Man, the Off-Broadway comedy based on an international best-selling book of the same title. Project description: "Set in a ‘Meet the Author’ format, the show will open on the Las Vegas strip for a 2017 spring/summer run with celebrity actors attached." Rehearsals begin May 15 in Las Vegas NV. Shows run May 27-Aug. 20 (subject to extensions), 7pm every night (dark on Wednesdays), with additional 11pm shows on Fri & Sat. nights. Note: The 75-minute show at 7pm will allow talent to be perform in a late evening show if desired. Pays $676/week, plus health and pension benefits. Seeking—“Stefan” (Supporting): Male, 20-39, Eastern European looking hunk/grad student, well-built, chiseled physique, ruggedly handsome, role is smart and sweet, but doesn’t have the best grasp on the English language, unwittingly seduces everyone around him, spends some of his stage time shirtless, and he likes it, must be comfortable doing a striptease down to his underwear, no nudity, improv skills a plus. Seeking talent from Las Vegas NV. To apply, submit a shirtless photo, a headshot, and a résumé. Producers will send you a short script to record. Self-tapes must be submitted by May 1 via backstage.com or contact SPI.

 

'The SILK CRANE' – MAY 1 & 2 - Princess Cruises Lines is currently seeking singers and dancers for their third show in collaboration with Stephen Schwartz, composer of "Wicked," "Pippin," and "Godspell." Created and directed by John Tartaglia, The Silk Crane is a remarkable tale of adventure, romance, and enchantment that features familiar music and brings together some of Broadway’s best creatives to transport audiences on board. Told entirely through music, dance, puppetry, and visuals, acclaimed puppeteer, actor, comedian, and director John Tartaglia brings a contemporary spin to a classic Asian folktale exclusively for Princess Cruises. Rehearsals begin July 10, 2017 in L.A. Onboard start date: Sep. 9. Professional compensation provided, including rehearsal pay, plus food and accommodations. The producers are seeking both union and nonunion performers for this production, but no union contract is currently planned. Union performers should check with their union before accepting any work. Seeking—Female Vocalist #1: 20-35, Specifically seeking Asian, Latino, and African American vocalists but open to all ethnicities. Storyteller #1, who takes on the role of Lan in the fable. She is a beautiful, selfless young woman with a secret to protect. Seeking a beautiful ingénue who can handle all styles of music from pop to rock to opera. Women should have a full rock belt up to at least a C above middle C and a strong legit soprano up to a minimum of a High G (G5). Must be a great actress, move well and excel at harmonies; Female Vocalist #2: 30-45, Storyteller #2, who takes on the role of the Old Woman in the fable. A woman who longs to have a child of her own and is not afraid to stand up for what she believes in. Seeking an excellent vocalist with great acting ability who then can handle all styles of music from pop to rock to opera. Specifically interested in women with a full rock belt up to at least a C above middle C and a strong legit soprano up to a minimum of a High G (G5). Must move well and excel at harmonies; Male Vocalist #1: 20-35, Specifically seeking Asian, Latino, and African American vocalists but open to all ethnicities. Storyteller #3 who takes on the dual roles of narrator and then Lan’s love interest Jie. Handsome and athletic, he is captivated from his first moment seeing Lan. Seeking a strong pop tenor with sustained A naturals (A4) who can sing all styles of music from pop to rock to opera. Must be a great actor, move well and excel at harmonies; Male Vocalist #2: 30-45, Storyteller #4 who takes on the Old Man in the fable. Devoted husband whose heart may start in the right place, but can get led astray by the idea of success. Seeking a strong pop tenor with sustained A naturals (A4) who can sing all styles of music from pop to rock to opera. Must be a great actor, move well and excel at harmonies. Open Casting Call May 1 at 10am for singers (sign-up 9:30am). Agent/invited singer call by appointment May 1 at 3pm and May 2 at 10am at Pearl Studios (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018). Singers should prepare 16 bars of two contrasting songs, one pop/rock and one contemporary musical theatre. Bring sheet music and an accompanist will be provided. You will not be allowed to sing without sheet music. Singers may not be asked to do both songs. Vocalists may be asked to come back for a movement call on another day. Bring a picture and resume. To obtain an appointment, email a picture, resume, and a showreel (if available) to casting@princesscruises.com with “NYC-Silk Crane Singer” in the subject line. If you are unable to attend, submit materials including video show reels to casting@princesscruises.com for future consideration.

 

EQUITY, The DAPPER DANS – MAY 1 & 2 – BALTIMORE - Walt Disney World Company is seeking Equity and non-Equity male vocalists of all ethnicities for The Dapper Dans, a traditional male barbershop quartet performed at The Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando FL. Tap experience a plus. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and authorized to work in the United States. Potential relocation assistance may be available to qualified candidates. Dates TBD at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando FL. Pays: $16.82/hr. min., incl. Equity pension, Equity 401K, and Disney health. Equity Disneyworld Contract. Seeking—Tenor: Male, 18+, must sing to high B-flat and have great vocal stamina; Lead: Male, 18+, great lead vocalist, strong leading man persona; Baritone: Male, 18+, great parts singer; Bass: Man, 18+, true bass, low E-flat or lower. Open Casting Call May 1 at 10am (sign-in 9:30am-10:30am) and Equity Principal Audition May 2 from 10am-12noon at Hippodrome Theatre (12 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore MD 21201). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For the open call, no appointments. Actors seen on first come, first seen basis. For the EPA, no appointments. Equity actors seen on first come, first seen basis. Provide a current headshot and resume. Prepare 16 bars of a musical selection and provide sheet music, in the correct key, for the accompanist. Prerecorded tracks or a cappella auditions are not allowed. Callbacks by appointment May 2 in Baltimore MD. For more information, visit www.disneyauditions.com.

 

HONG KONG DISNEYLAND RESORT – MAY 4 – NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Talent Casting is looking for male and female vocalists and character look-alikes ready for a life-enriching experience in one of the world's most exciting and exotic locales, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. 6-month contracts begin fall 2017 at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. Contracts at Shanghai Disney Resort begin late 2017. Benefits include roundtrip airfare, medical and dental coverage, paid vacations and sick days, plus a competitive salary and a Magic of Disney. Seeking—“Simba:” Male, 18+, youthful African Prince destined to become King. Moves well. Pop tenor; “Scar:” Male, 18+, evil uncle to Simba. Menacing presence. Baritone; “Nala:” Female, 18+, beautiful African Princess. Moves well. Pop Soprano; Storyteller: Female, 18+, African host who tells the story of "The Lion King." Soulful pop alto; for Welcome Wagon Show - “Miss Kitty:” Female, 18+, the sultry and spirited proprietress of the local saloon in the new gold mining town of Grizzly Gulch. Singer/Actress/Street Performer who moves well. A brassy alto--strong G below middle C to C (possibly a mixed C-sharp); for Mickey and the Wondrous Book “Merida:” Female, 18+, 5'5"-5'8". Strong dynamic and expressive presence with principal qualities. Mover with strong upper body/arm presence. Vocal Range: A (below middle C) to C-sharp (octave above middle C). Pop sound; Rapunzel/Elsa: Female, 18+, 5'6"-5'9". Strong dynamic and expressive presence with principal qualities. Mover with strong upper body/arm presence. Vocal range: G (below middle C) to E (10th above middle C); “Ariel:” Female, 18+, 5'6"-5'9". Strong dynamic and expressive presence with principal qualities. Mover with strong upper body/arm presence. Vocal range: G (below middle C) to E (10th above middle C); “Tiana:” Female, 18+, 5'5"-5'8". Expressive face and acting abilities with principal qualities. Strong mover with good upper body and arm presence. Vocal range: G (below middle C) to F (11th above middle C). Open Casting Call for vocalists May 4 at 11am at Evolution Dance Studio (10816 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood CA 91601). Prepare two 16-bar selections of a song that best showcases your vocal range, and provide clearly marked sheet music in the correct key for the accompanist. Pre-recorded accompaniment tracks or a cappella auditions are not allowed. Callbacks to be held the same day. Character look-alike performers should wear comfortable attire; you will be asked to learn a movement combination. Late arrivals will not be accepted. For full details, visit www.disneyauditions.com.

 

EQUITY, The DAPPER DANS – MAY 8 & 9 - Walt Disney World Company is seeking Equity and non-Equity male vocalists of all ethnicities for The Dapper Dans, a traditional male barbershop quartet performed at The Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando FL. Seeking males, 20s-30s, for a traditional barbershop quartet performed at The Magic Kingdom Park. Tap experience a plus. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and authorized to work in the United States. Potential relocation assistance may be available to qualified candidates. Performs at the Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando FL. Pays: $16.82/hr. min., including Equity pension, Equity 401K, and Disney health. Equity Disneyworld Contract. Seeking—Tenor: Male, 20-39, must sing to high B-flat and have great vocal stamina; Lead: Male, 20-39, great lead vocalist, strong leading man persona; Baritone: Male, 20-39, great lead vocalist, strong leading man persona; Bass: Male, 20-39, true bass, low E-flat or lower. Equity Principal Audition May 8 from 12noon-2pm and Open Casting Call May 9 at 10am (sign-in 9am-10am; end time is TBD.) at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave, 12th fl., New York NY 10018). For the EPA, EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity monitor will be provided. For the open call, an Equity monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. The audition ends when either all have been seen or when the producer closes the call. Provide a current headshot and resume. Prepare 16 bars of a musical selection and provide sheet music, in the correct key, for the accompanist. Prerecorded tracks or a cappella auditions are not allowed. Callbacks by appointment May 10 in NYC.

 

ROYAL CARIBBEAN OPEN CALL – MAY 9 – LONDON - Royal Caribbean is holding an open call. Project description: "Royal Caribbean will be presenting the smash hit musical, Mamma Mia! This full-length Broadway musical will be presented alongside 'Blue Planet,' an original production." Rehearsal and production dates & locations are TBA. Professional pay. Seeking—Singers (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, must have strong acting ability. Open Casting Call for principal singers May 9 at 9am at Pineapple Dance Studios (7 Langley St, Covent Garden, London, England WC2H 9JA). Arrive at 9am for check-in and warm-up. For info on what to prepare, visit tinyurl.com/RoyalCaribbeanMammaMia.

 

HONG KONG DISNEYLAND RESORT – MAY 10 – FRANKLIN - Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Talent Casting is looking for male and female vocalists and character look-alikes ready for a life-enriching experience in one of the world's most exciting and exotic locales, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. 6-month contracts begin fall 2017 at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. Benefits include roundtrip airfare, medical and dental coverage, paid vacations and sick days, plus a competitive salary and a Magic of Disney. Seeking—“Simba:” Male, 18+, youthful African Prince destined to become King. Moves well. Pop tenor; “Scar:” Male, 18+, evil uncle to Simba. Menacing presence. Baritone; “Nala:” Female, 18+, beautiful African Princess. Moves well. Pop Soprano; Storyteller: Female, 18+, African host who tells the story of "The Lion King." Soulful pop alto; for Welcome Wagon Show - “Miss Kitty:” Female, 18+, the sultry and spirited proprietress of the local saloon in the new gold mining town of Grizzly Gulch. Singer-Actress-Street Performer who moves well. A brassy alto--strong G below middle C to C (possibly a mixed C-sharp); for Mickey and the Wondrous Book “Merida:” Female, 18+, 5'5"-5'8". Strong dynamic and expressive presence with principal qualities. Mover with strong upper body/arm presence. Vocal Range: A (below middle C) to C-sharp (octave above middle C). Pop sound; Rapunzel/Elsa: Female, 18+, 5'6"-5'9". Strong dynamic and expressive presence with principal qualities. Mover with strong upper body/arm presence. Vocal range: G (below middle C) to E (10th above middle C); “Ariel:” Female, 18+, 5'6"-5'9". Strong dynamic and expressive presence with principal qualities. Mover with strong upper body/arm presence. Vocal range: G (below middle C) to E (10th above middle C); “Tiana:” Female, 18+, 5'5"-5'8". Expressive face and acting abilities with principal qualities. Strong mover with good upper body and arm presence. Vocal range: G (below middle C) to F (11th above middle C). Open Casting Call for vocalists May 10 at 10:30am at DC Dance Factory (1850 E. General George Patton Dr., Franklin TN 37067). Prepare two 16-bar selections of a song that best showcases your vocal range, and provide clearly marked sheet music in the correct key for the accompanist. Pre-recorded accompaniment tracks or a cappella auditions are not allowed. Callbacks the same day. Character look-alike performers should wear comfortable attire; you will be asked to learn a movement combination. Late arrivals will not be accepted. For full details, visit www.disneyauditions.com.

'AMERICA's HIT PARADE,' 'HAZZARD COUNTY HOEDOWN,' and 'ONCE UPON A DREAM' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 12 - The Grand Majestic Theater is seeking male singers who can dance/move to perform in both productions of America's Hit Parade, the hits of the '50s and '60s, a fun musical revue featuring jukebox hit songs; Hazzard County Hoedown, a spoof of the "Dukes of Hazzard," featuring country and pop hits from the '80s and '90s; and Once Upon a Dream, a tribute to fairytale prince and princesses. Note: Performers must be able to relocate to East Tennessee for the duration of their contract. Productions through December 2017 in Pigeon Forge, TN. Pays: $80-$100/show; duration of contract: four-, eight-, or ten-month term. Seeking—Leads, Step-Outs, Ensemble: Male, 21-40. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. In your cover letter, include your availability date when you can relocate to TN. Must include headshot, current full-body shot, resume, demo reel, any YouTube clips, or audio/video of your talent. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

The DAPPER DANS – MAY 12 – ORLANDO - Walt Disney World Company is seeking Equity and non-Equity male vocalists of all ethnicities for The Dapper Dans, a traditional male barbershop quartet performed at The Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando FL. Seeking males, 20s-30s, for a traditional barbershop quartet performed at The Magic Kingdom Park. Tap experience a plus. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and authorized to work in the United States. Potential relocation assistance may be available to qualified candidates. Performs at the Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando FL. Pays: $16.82/hr. min., including Equity pension, Equity 401K, and Disney health. Equity Disneyworld Contract. Seeking—Tenor: Male, 20-39, must sing to high B-flat and have great vocal stamina; Lead: Male, 20-39, great lead vocalist, strong leading man persona; Baritone: Male, 20-39, great lead vocalist, strong leading man persona; Bass: Male, 20-39, true bass, low E-flat or lower. Open Casting Call May 12 at 9am at Disney Animal Kingdom Rehearsal Facility (3271 Sherberth Rd., Orlando FL 34747). An Equity monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Sign-in: 8am-9am. Provide a current headshot and resume. Prepare 16 bars of a musical selection and provide sheet music, in the correct key, for the accompanist. Prerecorded tracks or a cappella auditions are not allowed. Callbacks by appointment later that afternoon.

SPRINGHOUSE ENTERTAINER – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 12 - The Greenbrier is seeking a bass for the full season at the Greenbrier. Job duties including performing the grand waltz, tea waltz, a cappella sets, cabarets, serenades, singing telegrams, murder mysteries, Christmas shows, and other performances around the resort throughout the year. Think "cruise ship on land." Must be at least 21 years of age or older. Begins ASAP in 2017-January 2018 in White Sulphur Springs WV. Pays: $500/wk. Motel-style housing, Internet, cable television, and meals on hotel property in employee cafeteria provided. No pets permitted in housing. Required to join local union at resort. Seeking—Springhouse Entertainer: Male, 21-39, Bass/Baritone, must be at least 21 years of age and able to sight-read. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit resume, headshot, vocal range, and video clips via backstage.com or contact the venue. Prefer variety of clips.

 

'The DAPPER DANS' – MAY 12 – KISSIMMEE/NYC - Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Talent Casting is seeking male vocalists of all ethnicities for The Dapper Dans, a traditional male barbershop quartet. Possible full time contracts run at the Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando FL. Performers employed by the Walt Disney World Resort are covered under the terms and conditions of a Collective Bargaining Agreement with Actors' Equity Association. Potential relocation assistance may be available to qualified candidates. EOE. Seeking—Tenor: Male, 20-39, traditional Barbershop Quartet. Tap experience a plus; must sing to high B-flat and have great vocal stamina; Lead: Male, 20-39, traditional Barbershop Quartet. Tap experience a plus; great lead vocalist, strong leading man persona; Baritone: Male, 20-39, traditional Barbershop Quartet. Tap experience a plus; great parts singer; Bass: Male, 20-39, traditional Barbershop Quartet. Tap experience a plus; true bass, low E-flat or lower. Open Casting Call May 12 at 9am (sign-in 8am-9am) at Disney's Animal Kingdom Wardrobe/Rehearsal Facility (3271 Sherberth Rd., Kissimmee FL 34747). Open Casting Call also May 12 at 10am (sign-in 9:30am-10am) at Pearl Studios (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018). Prepare 16 bars of a musical selection and provide sheet music, in the correct key, for the accompanist. Prerecorded tracks or a cappella auditions are not allowed. Provide a current headshot and resume. Note: Must be 18+ and authorized to work in the United States. Callbacks later that afternoon by appointment. For more info, visit DisneyAuditions.com.

 

HONG KONG DISNEYLAND RESORT – MAY 16 - Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Talent Casting is looking for male and female vocalists and character look-alikes ready for a life-enriching experience in one of the world's most exciting and exotic locales, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. 6-month contracts begin fall 2017 at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. Benefits include roundtrip airfare, medical and dental coverage, paid vacations and sick days, plus a competitive salary and a Magic of Disney. Seeking—“Simba:” Male, 18+, youthful African Prince destined to become King. Moves well. Pop tenor; “Scar:” Male, 18+, evil uncle to Simba. Menacing presence. Baritone; “Nala:” Female, 18+, beautiful African Princess. Moves well. Pop Soprano; Storyteller: Female, 18+, African host who tells the story of "The Lion King." Soulful pop alto; for Welcome Wagon Show - “Miss Kitty:” Female, 18+, the sultry and spirited proprietress of the local saloon in the new gold mining town of Grizzly Gulch. Singer-Actress-Street Performer who moves well. A brassy alto--strong G below middle C to C (possibly a mixed C-sharp); for Mickey and the Wondrous Book “Merida:” Female, 18+, 5'5"-5'8". Strong dynamic and expressive presence with principal qualities. Mover with strong upper body/arm presence. Vocal Range: A (below middle C) to C-sharp (octave above middle C). Pop sound; Rapunzel/Elsa: Female, 18+, 5'6"-5'9". Strong dynamic and expressive presence with principal qualities. Mover with strong upper body/arm presence. Vocal range: G (below middle C) to E (10th above middle C); “Ariel:” Female, 18+, 5'6"-5'9". Strong dynamic and expressive presence with principal qualities. Mover with strong upper body/arm presence. Vocal range: G (below middle C) to E (10th above middle C); “Tiana:” Female, 18+, 5'5"-5'8". Expressive face and acting abilities with principal qualities. Strong mover with good upper body and arm presence. Vocal range: G (below middle C) to F (11th above middle C). Open Casting Call for vocalists May 16 at 11am at Pearl Studios (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018). Prepare two 16-bar selections of a song that best showcases your vocal range, and provide clearly marked sheet music in the correct key for the accompanist. Pre-recorded accompaniment tracks or a cappella auditions are not allowed. Callbacks the same day. Character look-alike performers should wear comfortable attire; you will be asked to learn a movement combination. Late arrivals will not be accepted. For full details, visit www.disneyauditions.com.

 

CELEBRITY CRUISES – MAY 16 & 17 – LONDON - Celebrity Cruises is casting singers and dancers. Project description: "For groundbreaking and award-winning productions aboard their fleet of nine ships." Rehearsals begin as early as May 2017, and as late as August/September 2017, in London, UK and overseas. Competitive wages; offering contracts six- to eight-month contracts. Seeking—Singer-Dancers (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, females must be 5’3”-5’9”, males require height of 5’8”-6’1,” athletic build and strong movement a must, men should be comfortable shirtless. Open Casting Calls May 16 at 9:30am for singers (sign-in 9:30am for 10am start) and May 17 for dancers who sing 9:30am (sign-in 9:30am for 10am start) & 1:30pm (sign-in 1:30pm for 2pm start) at Pineapple Dance Studios (7 Langley Street, London, England WC2H 9JA). Vocalists prepare their best 16 bars (preferably pop/rock) and bring their repertoire books if asked for additional material. Women should be prepared to dance in 3” heels. Men should bring character/jazz shoes. Dancers who sing should bring their repertoire book as you may be asked to sing the same day. Sheet music in the proper key is required; an accompanist will be provided. Bring pix & résumés, stapled together. Must be 18 or older.

HONG KONG DISNEYLAND RESORT & SHANGHAI DISNEY RESORT – MAY 19 – KISSIMEE - Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Talent Casting is looking for male and female vocalists and character look-alikes ready for a life-enriching experience in one of the world's most exciting and exotic locales, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. 6-month contracts begin fall 2017 at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. Contracts at Shanghai Disney Resort begin late 2017. Benefits include roundtrip airfare, medical and dental coverage, paid vacations and sick days, plus a competitive salary and a Magic of Disney. Seeking—“Simba:” Male, 18+, youthful African Prince destined to become King. Moves well. Pop tenor; “Scar:” Male, 18+, evil uncle to Simba. Menacing presence. Baritone; “Nala:” Female, 18+, beautiful African Princess. Moves well. Pop Soprano; Storyteller: Female, 18+, African host who tells the story of "The Lion King." Soulful pop alto; for Welcome Wagon Show - “Miss Kitty:” Female, 18+, the sultry and spirited proprietress of the local saloon in the new gold mining town of Grizzly Gulch. Singer-Actress-Street Performer who moves well. A brassy alto-strong G below middle C to C (possibly a mixed C-sharp); for Mickey and the Wondrous Book “Merida:” Female, 18+, 5'5"-5'8". Strong dynamic and expressive presence with principal qualities. Mover with strong upper body/arm presence. Vocal Range: A (below middle C) to C-sharp (octave above middle C). Pop sound; Rapunzel/Elsa: Female, 18+, 5'6"-5'9". Strong dynamic and expressive presence with principal qualities. Mover with strong upper body/arm presence. Vocal range: G (below middle C) to E (10th above middle C); “Ariel:” Female, 18+, 5'6"-5'9". Strong dynamic and expressive presence with principal qualities. Mover with strong upper body/arm presence. Vocal range: G (below middle C) to E (10th above middle C); “Tiana:” Female, 18+, 5'5"-5'8". Expressive face and acting abilities with principal qualities. Strong mover with good upper body and arm presence. Vocal range: G (below middle C) to F (11th above middle C). Open Casting Call for vocalists May 19 at 1pm at Disney's Animal Kingdom Rehearsal Facility (3271 Sherberth Rd., Kissimmee FL 34747). Prepare two 16-bar selections of a song that best showcases your vocal range, and provide clearly marked sheet music in the correct key for the accompanist. Pre-recorded accompaniment tracks or a cappella auditions are not allowed. Callbacks the same day. Character look-alike performers should wear comfortable attire; you will be asked to learn a movement combination. Candidates should only attend one call. Late arrivals will not be accepted. For full details, visit www.disneyauditions.com.

'MANGO's DINNER & SHOW' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 21 - Mango's Tropical Café Orlando is seeking singers for Mango's Dinner & Show, a cabaret style and musical theater production. Seeking energetic singers with dancing skills and outgoing/star personality. Director states: "If you love to dance and sing like a rock star this is the place to be' being part of the I-Drive Band will take your stage performance to the next level." Dates TBD in Orlando FL. Pay TBD. Seeking—Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18-30, a lead singer; dancing and singing in Spanish is a plus. Seeking talent from Orlando FL. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the café.

EQUITY, 'The MUPPETS PRESENT: GREAT MOMENTS In AMERICAN HISTORY' – MAY 22 – ORLANDO - Walt Disney World Company is casting Equity actors who sing for The Muppets Present: Great Moments In American History. Runs TBD at the Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando FL. Pays $16.82/hour. Equity Disneyworld Agreement. AEA pension, Equity 401K, and Disney health provided. Seeking—“Jefferson James “JJ” Town Crier of LIverty Square:” Male, 20-30, 5'10" and taller; JJ is a Revolutionary history buff who delights in sharing his knowledge of the Colonial era and Liberty Square with anyone who will listen, and he has teamed up with his good friends Sam Eagle, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and others to share some great moments in American history. Equity Principal Audition May 22 at 10am (sign-in begins at 9am) at Disney Animal Kingdom Rehearsal Facility (3271 Sherberth Rd, Orlando FL 34747). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Provide current headshot/resume. Prepare a one minute comedic monologue and 16 bars of a song (please provide sheet music). Candidates may only be asked to do one. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and authorized to work in the United States. Callbacks by appointment on May 23 in FL. For more info, visit www.disneyauditions.com.

 

 

 

 

OPERA/CHORUS/VOCAL GROUPS:

'La DONNA è MOBILE' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 1 - Sheffield City Opera is casting the musical, La donna è mobile. Project description: "The lighthearted title reflects the comedy of errors that fills this new piece, with tragedy too, and a fight to the death." Rehearsals run May 21-November, with a break in August. Performances run Nov. 2, 3, & 4, in Sheffield, UK. No pay. Seeking—Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from Sheffield, England. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the opera.

 

'L'INCORONAZIONE Di POPPEA' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 1 - Barefoot Opera is casting the opera, L'Incoronazione di Poppea, a new production fully staged in Italian. Rehearsals & performances run Aug. 3-7 & Nov. 7-11, at Barefoot Opera, in London, UK. Some pay. Seeking—Singer (Supporting): Male, 18-50, countertenor, must be at least Conservatoire level. Seeking talent from London, England. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the opera.

 

The CHARLES DICKENS CAROLERS - MAY 6 DEADLINE f/MAY 13 – ORANGE COUNTY – The Charles Dickens Carolers is seeking a limited number of highly qualified professional singers with strong musical skills as independent contractor performers for The Charles Dickens Carolers' 2017 Season. Rehearses Oct.–Nov.; performs Nov.–Dec. in greater L.A./Orange County area. Pays: $65-$125/engagement (more for union calls). Seeking—Singers (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, strong musical skills, ability to harmonize and hold vocal part in a cappella four-part harmony. Auditions by appointment May 13 from 2pm-6pm at Cal State Dominguez Hills (Toro Center Dr.Orange County CA 90747). To schedule an audition appointment, submit a recent headshot or candid photo and a resume emphasizing musical training and professional experience in caroling, solo, and choral vocal music. Do not send a generic theater or music resume unless you also include supplemental information regarding your experience in choral music, a cappella singing, and/or caroling. Specify only one preferred voice part (soprano, alto, tenor, or bass) with your materials. Singers who include a demo recording (or link to same) will receive priority consideration. Due to limited available audition time, only singers with sufficient qualifications and experience will be invited to audition. For submission, visit backstage.com. Materials must be received by May 6, 2017 for consideration.

The DRIFTERS – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 11 - Florida Entertainment is seeking to fill a spot for a retiring member in The DRIFTERS, a major R&B vocal act with hits from the '60s to the '80s, still touring. Must sing, dance, and have excellent audience rapport. Male only. Rehearses immediately in Manhattan. Pays per industry standards. Seeking—Male R&B Vocal Group Singer (Lead): 35-55; Male R&B Vocal Group Singer (Supporting): 35-55. Seeking talent from New York NY. Prepare to do standard and Drifters tunes and display dancing skills. Bring resume with color photo. For more info, visit backstage.com or contact the entertainment company.

'TENORS Of ROCK' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 18 - Eisenberg/Beans Casting is casting Tenors of Rock. As seen on "X-Factor Britain," Tenors of Rock combines five rock front men with bespoke harmonies to create a world class vocal group that has entertained millions worldwide. From London to Manila, to their current residency in Las Vegas, they have brought audiences to their feet with their high energy stage show, reimagining hits from The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Guns 'N’ Roses, Bon Jovi, and many more. Seeking immediate replacements for current U.S. and European cruise bookings, upcoming U.S. and International Tours (Fall 2017), and future replacements for residencies in Las Vegas and Maui (Summer 2017). Rate: U.S. Performers: $900/wk. min. Seeking—Tenors (Lead): Male, 20-50, authentic rock singers/performers for upcoming 2017 cruises, tours, and residencies. Seeking talent from New York NY. To submit, email picture/resume to tenors@ebcastingco.com with subject line "Tenors of Rock."

OUTSIDE The VOX SEASON – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 25 - Outside the Vox is casting an a cappella group. Project description: "Since 2012, the a cappella group is under the non-profit Outside the Vox, and seeks to fulfill that vision for the community. Professional gigs will be split equally among members. Songs will include a large variety including music from groups like Pentatonix, Real Group and many original arrangements." Ongoing performances in AZ. Pays $100/gig (on average). Seeking—A Cappella Singers: Males & Females, 18+, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass, Beatbox. Seeking talent from Phoenix AZ. To apply, submit a sample of your voice, either by text or email. It should be a cappella, and 30 seconds to two minutes long. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the group.

 

ADULT A CAPPELLA GROUP – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 30 - M. Stofan, coord. is seeking singers with all vocal ranges and musical backgrounds for an adult a cappella group. Coordinator states: "As we are a new group just starting out, we’re looking for fun, flexible, talented people with a desire to make great music. We will most likely focus on popular music but are open to all genres provided that all team members are in agreement. Looking to perform in or around NYC and will possibly consider creating a YouTube channel to assist in garnering a following." Rehearsals will most likely be weekly or bi-weekly, but will ultimately be dependent on schedules of members. Seeking submissions from: NYC, Northern NJ, and CT. No pay. Seeking—Singers: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Auditions ongoing. Feel free to submit audio with your submission via backstage.com

 

 

 

 

STAGE SHOWS:

EQUITY, 'SCHOOL Of ROCK,' B'WAY – APR. 3 & MAY 2 - SOR Broadway LP is casting the Broadway musical School of Rock. Andrew Lloyd Webber, music; Glenn Slater, lyrics; Julian Fellowes, book; Currently running on Broadway. Pays: $1974/wk. min. Equity Production (League) Contract. Seeking—“Sophia:” Female, 9-13, Pop/Rock Singer who moves well. Must play the bass--will understudy the role of Katie. Ensemble; “Madison:” Female, 9-13, Pop/Rock Singer who moves well. Student at Horace Green. Will understudy Tomika. Ensemble; “James:” Male, 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:” Female, 9-13, 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 pips. 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:” Female, 9-13, 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; “Zack:” Male, 9-13, Plays guitar. He knows he has more in him than he has ever been able to show. This kid needs to seriously shred on the guitar. Pop/Rock Singer who moves well. Principal; “Lawrence:” Male, 9-13, Plays piano. 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:” Male, 9-13, 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, unlike many of his classmates. Pop/Rock Singer who moves well. Principal; “Katie:” Female, 9-13, Plays bass guitar. She is distinguished by her talent for the bass. Pop/Rock Singer who moves well. Principal; “Billy:” Male, 9-13, A boy with a marked artistic flair, and other problems...Pop/Rock Singer who moves well. Principal; “Marcy:” Female, 9-13, Clever girl. Back-up singer & dancer with style. Pop/Rock Singer who moves very well. Principal; “Shonelle:” Female, 9-13, Clever girl. Back-up singer & dancer with style. Pop/Rock Singer who moves very well. (Understudies Tomika so must be a truly strong singer). Principal; “Mason:” Male, 9-13, 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; “Dewey Finn:” Male, 25-35, Late 20s-Mid 30’s. An original. Great comic chops, High rock tenor, Must have some guitar skills or be ready to learn. Principal; “Rosalie Mullins:” Female, 25-35, Late 20s-Mid 30s. A rock chick imprisoned in the body and life of a stern and correct headmistress. Soprano with a strong belt. Principal; “Ned Schneebly:” Male, 25-35, Late 20s-Mid 30’s. Ned was once as keen on rock as Dewey, but failure has beaten him down. Rock voice. Principal; “Patty:” Female, 25-35, Late 20s-Mid 30s. Patty is a hard woman who knows what she wants, and she doesn’t want Dewey. Strong belt voice. Principal; “Theo:” Male, 20-39, 20s-30s – Lead singer of Dewey’s band “No Vacancy” – H-O-T! Strong rock voice; Also plays other roles in Ensemble; Other Roles/Ensemble: Males & Females, 20-49. Equity Chorus Calls Apr 3 at 10am & 2pm for Equity child dancers who sing and May 2 at 10am for Equity adult singers & 2pm for Equity child singers at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for these auditions. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Dancers: 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. Singers: Prepare a brief pop, pop/rock, or rock and roll song. All should bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

 

'INTO The WOODS Jr.' – APR. 7 & MAY 7 – BLOOMFIELD - Vanguard Theater Company is casting Into the Woods Jr. Synopsis: Into the Woods includes many of your favorite characters: Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), and of course the Witch--all of whom meet and interact in this whimsical and original show. Step into adventure as their different stories intertwine with each other when they all journey into the woods. The musical weaves together the tales of a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the king's festival; Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk; and Little Red Riding Hood, who just wants to bring Grandma a few croissants. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever. Director states: "Vanguard Theater Company's sixteen-day, summer-stock sleepaway experience is an intensive program where a select group of students will take residence at a beautiful campsite nestled in the Ramapo mountains of Mahwah NJ (Camp Glen Gray). Students will rehearse with professional directors, and professional actors (adult roles will be played by acting professionals who will also also serve as mentors) and their experience will culminate at the Camp's Amphitheater with two days of public performances. A highlight will also include staff-show performances of 'Brooklyn the Musical.' In addition to a professional intensive rehearsal process, campers will enjoy home-cooked meals, BBQs, campfires, karaoke, dance parties, swimming, boating, hiking, and more." Sixteen-day sleepaway program in Mahwah NJ. No pay. Tuition required: $1250 with a $150 activity fee--totaling $1400. Seeking—Various Roles: Males & Females, 12-14. Open Casting Calls Apr 7 from 10am-6pm and May 7 from 10am-6pm at NJSDA (593 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield NJ 07003). Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Though this is an open call, appointments on that day will also be scheduled. To make an appointment, register at VanguardTheater.org. Prepare 32 bars in the style of the show. For all out-of-state submissions, submit a link of your video audition by May 1. If a callback is granted, you will receive callback material and a follow-up callback video will need to be submitted.

 

'FOOTLOOSE' – APR. 9 & MAY 7 – WHARTON - The Plaza Theatre is casting the musical Footloose. Production runs Aug. 4-6, 11-13 & 18-20, in Wharton TX. No pay. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 18+. Auditions by appointment Apr 9 at 6pm and May 7 at 6pm at The Plaza Theatre (120 S. Houston StWharton TX 77488). For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

 

'BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON' – APR. 23, 27 & 29 – OCEAN GROVE - The Brighton Bar/La Strada Theatre Ensemble is casting Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, presented in a new environmental production at The Brighton Bar. Synopsis: Presented in an all-new environmental staging at the legendary Brighton Bar, this raucous look at America’s most divisive president follows the face of our $20 bill from his early days as a child on the wild frontier to his controversial reign in the White House. With a punk rock trio backing a small ensemble cast, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson will beg the question, “Who is Andrew Fucking Jackson?” Rehearsals will be held on weekends in May with daily rehearsals beginning May 21 (dark on Saturdays) at La Strada Theater Ensemble in Ocean Grove NJ (Asbury Park). Tech rehearsals will begin June 24 at The Brighton Bar, with performances on June 30 (8pm) and July 1 (8pm & 11pm) in Long Branch NJ. Seeking—“Andrew Jackson” (Lead): Male, 16+; Ensemble (Supporting): Males & Females, 16+. Auditions by appointment Apr 23 from 10am-12noon at Shetler Studios (244 W. 54th St., New York NY 10019). Open Casting Calls Apr 27 from 7pm-9pm and Apr 29 from 10am-12noon at La Strada Theater Ensemble at Jersey Shore Arts Center (66 South Main St., Ocean Grove NJ 07756). Bring a headshot/resume.Prepare 16-32 bars (about a minute) of a contemporary pop/rock song and accompaniment (CD player and iPod hookup available--accompanist will not be provided). Must be 16 years or older to audition. NYC Auditions will be held at Shetler Studios. For NYC auditions, email a copy of your headshot and resume to bbajcasting@gmail.com to reserve an audition time.

 

EQUITY, UNICORN THEATRE – APR. 24 & 25, MAY 1-3 – KANSAS CITY - Unicorn Theatre is casting Equity actors for the 2017-2018 Season including: Disgraced, (Ayad Akhtar, playwright), Men On Boats (Aaron Posner, playwright), Stupid Fucking Bird (Aaron Posner, playwright), Vietgone (Qui Nguyen, playwright), Hir (Taylor Mac, playwright), informed Consent (Deborah Zoe Laufer, playwright) and two TBD shows. Season rehearsals begin Aug 15, 2017; season runs Sep. 6-June 23 in Kansas City MO. Pays $412/wk. Equity SPT 6 Agreement. Seeking—Equity Actors: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Auditions AEA by appointment Apr 24 from 1pm-5:55pm, Apr 25 from 2:15pm-5:55pm, May 1 from 1pm-5:55pm, May 2 from 2:15pm-5:55pm and May 3 from 1pm-5:55pm at Unicorn Theatre (3820 Main St., Jerome Stage; parking adjacent in the north lot, Kansas City MO 64111). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Actors will be asked to perform two contrasting contemporary monologues (no classical, no Shakespeare), two minutes each; no musical material. Singing auditions occur only if called back. Actors must bring two head shots and two resumes. AEA members can schedule an appointment at www.unicorntheatre.org/?page=about-auditions. Transgender actor also needed for "Hir."

 

EQUITY, The COTERIE THEATRE – APR. 24, 25, MAY 1-3 – KANSAS CITY - The Coterie Theatre is casting Equity actors for the 2017-2018 Season including: We Shall Not Be Moved (Ed Simpson, playwright; Rehearsals begin Aug. 29, 2017; runs Sep. 19-Oct. 22), A Charlie Brown Christmas (Musical. Rehearsals begin Oct. 24; runs Noc. 7-Dec. 31), Tuck Everlasting (Natalie Babbit, playwright; Mark J. Frattaroli, adapted by; Rehearsals begin Mar. 6, 2018; runs Mar. 27-Apr. 22), Jack And The Bean ¡Magico! (Linda Carson, playwright; Rehearsals begin Apr. 10; runs May 3-27), Goosebumps: Phantom Of The Auditorium (Rehearsals begin May 29 or June 5; runs June 19-Aug. 5). Season runs in Kansas City MO. Pays $445/wk. Equity TYA LOA Agreement. Seeking—Equity Actors: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Auditions AEA by appointment Apr 24 from 1pm-5:55pm, Apr 25 from 2:15pm-5:55pm, May 1 from 1pm-5:55pm, May 2 from 2:15pm-5:55pm and May 3 from 1pm-5:55pm at Unicorn Theatre (3820 Main St., Report to lobby for check-in., Kansas City MO 64111). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Actors will be asked to perform two contrasting contemporary monologues (no Shakespeare), two minutes each; no classical material. Music auditions occur only at callbacks in late summer or early fall. Actors must bring two head shots and two resumes. For appointment, AEA members should call 816/474-4241 on May 2-3 from 10am-4pm or visit thecoterie.org/auditions.

 

EQUITY, MEADOW BROOK THEATRE – APR. 24 & MAY 1 – ROCHESTER - Meadow Brook Theatre is casting the 2017-2018 Season including: Johnny Manhattan (Rehearsals begin Aug. 15, 2017; closes Sep. 24), Shear Madness (Rehearsals begin Sep. 12; closes Oct. 29), A Christmas Carol (Rehearsals begin Oct. 17; closes Dec. 24), Nana's Naughty Knickers (Rehearsals begin Dec. 19; closes Feb. 4, 2018), Tenderly, The Rosemary Clooney Story (Rehearsals begin Jan. 23; closes Mar. 11), The Snow Geese (Rehearsals begin Feb. 27; closes Apr. 15), The All Night Strut (Rehearsals begin Apr. 3; closes May 20) and Burt & Me (Rehearsals begin May 8; closes June 24). Season runs in Rochester MI. Pays $637/wk. Equity Non-Rep LORT D Agreement. Seeking—Actors: Males & Females, 18+, all roles available in all shows except for the role of Scrooge. Equity Principal Auditions Apr 24 from 10am-6pm and May 1 from 10am-6pm (sign-in in lobby; auditions on the stage; lunch 1pm-2pm) at Meadow Brook Theatre (Oakland University Campus, 378 Meadow Brook Rd., Rochester MI 48309). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For an audition appointment, Equity members may leave a message requesting an appointment by calling 248/370-3308. Note: Accompanist only available in the afternoon on Apr. 24 and in the morning on May 1. Prepare two contrasting monologues no longer than three minutes total. Those who wish to be considered for Johnny Man, Tenderly, the Rosemary Clooney Story, The All Night or Burt & Me should substitute up to 32 bars of a song for one monologue. Bring marked sheet music in appropriate style. 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.

 

'AMAZING GRACE' – APR. 29 & MAY 1 – SILVER SPRING - Troika Entertainment, CRC Productions is casting the Washington DC premiere of, Amazing Grace. Production description: "This production, recreated by the original Broadway creative team, will be a celebrated part of the grand opening of the Museum of the Bible." Rehearsals begin Oct. 16. Performances begin Nov. 14. The show runs through Jan. 7, 2018. All rehearsals and performances are in Washington DC. Professional pay. Seeking—Actor-Singer: 18+. Auditions by appointment Apr 29 & May 1 at Round House Theatre Education Center (925 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20910). Seeking talent from Gaithersburg MD; Washington DC. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the entertainment company.

 

'SISTER ACT' – APR. 30 & MAY 2 – REDWOOD CITY - Redwood City Community Theatre is casting Sister Act, the musical. Project description: "The feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film. This uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony awards, featuring original music by Tony and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken." Rehearsals begin June 5. Performances through August 2017, in Redwood City CA. Seeking—“Monsignor O’Hara” (Lead): Male, 45-60, top: G4, bottom: E3; “Curtis” (Supporting): Male, 35-50, top: A-flat4, bottom: A2; “Eddie Souther” (Supporting): Male, 25-50, top: B4, bottom: A-flat2; “TJ” (Supporting): Male, 16-30, top: E-flat5, bottom: D-flat3; “Joey” (Supporting): Male, 25-50, top: E-flat5, bottom: B-flat2; “Pablo” (Supporting): Male, 25-50, top: F5, bottom: C4; “Deloris Van Cartier” (Lead): Female, 25-50, top: F-sharp5, bottom: E3; “Mother Superior” (Supporting): Female, 40-70, top: E5, bottom: D3; “Sister Mary Robert” (Supporting): Female, 16-35, top: A5, bottom: F-sharp3. Auditions by appointment Apr 30 and May 2 in Redwood City CA. To apply, visit www.tinyurl.com/jwymxjz.

 

'SMOKEY JOE’s CAFÉ' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 1 - Broadway By The Bay is holding an immediate casting for “Victor” in Smokey Joe’s Cafe, a musical. Rehearsals begin April 16 in San Carlos CA. Performances run through June in Redwood City CA. Pays stipend. Seeking—“Victor” (Lead): Male, 18+, high-tenor vocal, strong mover/dancer. Seeking talent from Redwood City, San Francisco CA. Email for appointment via backstage.com or contact the theater.

 

'ANTHROPOMORPHIC' & 'TUFFY TIGER' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 1 - Puppetry Arts is casting Anthropomorphic, a Bunraku and Shadow Puppetry Workshop performance, and Tuffy Tiger, a children's puppet performance. Both are part of Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston SC. Rehearsals begin May 1 (flexible based on actor and ensemble availability) in Park Slope, Brooklyn NY; Travel dates are June 4-June 12 (flexible). Pays: $75/show for "Tuffy Tiger." Pays: $150 for the June 10 show of Anthropomorphic. Production states: "Travel to and travel/lodging in Charleston will be covered. Group will stay together in an apartment on Seabrook Island. Downtime will allow you to bike and beach." Seeking—“Wesley” (Lead): Male, 18+, strong male vocalist; must hit a high A; “Cricket” (Lead): Male, 18+, strong male vocal tenor; “Moth” (Lead): Female, 18+, strong female soprano; if possible, with some gospel flare but not required. Seeking talent from Charleston SC; New York NY. Submit headshots/resumes via backstage.com or contact the arts company. Auditions in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

 

JACKSON HOLE PLAYHOUSE – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 1 - Jackson Hole Playhouse is casting The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Meredith Wilson, score; Richard Morris, book) for Jackson Hole Playhouse's summer season. Owner states: "The historic Jackson Hole Playhouse is Wyoming’s longest-running professional theater, located just minutes from the stunning Teton Mountains. It is a Western dinner theater offering fine dining and professional musical productions to the many tourists traveling through the area throughout the summer. Actors working at the Playhouse will perform in the main stage production as well as become the singing waitstaff of the Saddle Rock Saloon, crooning Western tunes to guests while they dine before the show. Our actors also perform in the famous Town Square Shootout, America’s longest-running gunfight and one of Jackson’s largest attractions. Also seeking actors experienced in working with children to direct our summer camp, Playtime at the Playhouse." Rehearses and performs May 17-Sep. 30 in Jackson Hole, WY. Optional contract ending Sep. 2 if necessary. Pays: $350/wk. minimum (negotiable DOE). There are additional contracts/compensation for performing in Town Square Shootout, restaurant shifts in the Saddle Rock Saloon, and Playtime at the Playhouse directors. Housing/transportation stipend provided. Seeking—“Shamus Tobin” (Supporting): Male, 40-75, rugged Irishman, patriarch of the Tobin family; Molly's hard-drinkin' Irish pa; character actor. Actor-singer-mover; Buttercup/Ensemble (Supporting): Female, 35-75, rugged Irish mother; character actress. Actor-singer-mover; Brother #2 (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18+, singer-dancer-acrobat-actor; 5'9" and under. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Send video submission(s), including two contrasting song, a one-minute monologue, and the role you are submitting for to jhplayhouse@gmail.com for consideration. Those submitting for Brother #2, include a dance/acrobatic combination video. You may sing from the show. Attach headshot & resume to submission email. For more information, inquire at jhplayhouse@gmail.com.

 

EQUITY, 'ELF' – MAY 1 – CHICAGO - Aurora Civic Center Authority is casting Equity actors and singers for Elf. Rehearsals begin Oct. 23, 2017; runs Nov. 22-Jan. 7, 2018 at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora IL. Pays $719/wk. Equity LOA to COST Agreement. Seeking—“Buddy” Male, 20-39, Male Identified; must have a strong singing voice and a good falsetto; B2 to A-flat4 (falsetto up to C5); is the perfect elf; he is happy all the time, good natured, always sees the positive side of everything; earnest soul; great comedic timing; dance and tap a plus but not necessary; comfortable on ice skates a bonus; “Jovie:” Female, 20-39, Female Identified; must have a very strong singing voice with a solid belt; G3-D5; a sales woman at Macy’s Department store; completely disillusioned with Christmas; she has a dry wit; Buddy’s love interest; dancing a plus but not required; comfort on ice skates a bonus; “Walter Hobbs:” Male, 40-49, Male Identified; must have a good singing voice; B-flat2 to G4; Buddy’s real father; top executive that has clearly lost touch with his family and the Christmas season; consumed with pressure from work, he is harsh and brash but wasn’t always this way; strong character actor; “Emily Hobbs:” Female, 40-49, female identified; must have a warm, strong singing voice with a strong belt; F3-C5; devoted wife to Walter and mother to Michael; she is strong willed and able to stand up to Walter; she has a natural warmth about her and sees more positive than negative in the world; “Michael Hobbs:” Male, 11-13, Male Identified; 11-13 years old; very strong singing voice; most likely unchanged; F3-E5; son of Walter and Emily; adolescent boy; doesn’t believe in Santa anymore; “Santa Claus:” 40-69, Male Identified; must have a good singing voice; B-flat2 to F4; a good storyteller and jolly man who has become frustrated with the lack of holiday spirit in the world; a natural kindness and good natured quality about him; character man; “Deb:” 30-49, Female Identified; must be a very strong character singer with an excellent belt; D4-C5; Walter’s secretary who tries to keep a balance at the office and keep her boss happy; she has a positive, pleasant, and kind demeanor; movement a plus; Ensemble: Males & Females, 18+, strong singers and dancers of all ages and ethnicities; many character men and women needed; ice skating experience a plus. Equity Principal Audition AEA by appointment May 1 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Actors' Equity Association (Chicago Member Center, 557 W Randolph St., First Floor Member Center; Dial 011 at front door, Chicago IL 60661). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a one minute selection from Elf or in the style of the show. Bring one copy of headshot/resume. AEA Members may schedule an appointment online through the Member Portal beginning Apr. 24. Child actors will be seen at a later time and should submit by email to casting@paramountarts.com.

 

'AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'' – MAY 1 – LA MIRADA - McCoy Rigby is casting Equity performers for Ain't Misbehavin'. Rehearsals begin Aug. 29; runs Sep. 15-Oct. 8, 2017 at the La Mirada Theatre in Yorba Linda CA. Pays $815/wk. Equity COST Agreement. Seeking—“Andre:” Male, 25-45, handsome and charismatic; an unrepentant party hound; a flirt and a bit of a womanizer; range: G2-E6; “Ken:” Male, 30-45, jovial; cheerful; charming and effervescent personality; range: D3-C6; “Armelia:” Female, 30-45, a voluptuous and sassy woman; very strong-willed and not afraid to share her thoughts; range: G3-C6; “Charlayne:” Female, 20-29, a sweet and attractive young lady; very innocent; range: G3-G5. Open Casting Call May 1 from 11am-3pm (In person sign-ups begin at 10am) at La Mirada Theatre Rehearsal Space (15519 Phoebe Ave., La Mirada CA  90638). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare appropriate "Fats Waller-easque" selection from the 20's or 30's. You may sing from the show. Bring your own sheet music.

 

EQUITY, PITTSBURGH PUBLIC THEATER – MAY 1 - Pittsburgh Public Theater Corporation is seeking Equity actors and singers for various roles in the upcoming 2017-18 season including: Equus (Peter Shaffer, writer; Rehearsals begin Sep. 5, 2017; runs Oct. 29), The Humans (Stephen Karam, writer; Rehearsals begin Oct. 17; runs Dec. 10), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Stephen Sondheim, music & lyrics; Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart, book; Rehearsals begin Jan. 2, 2018; runs Feb. 25), Heisenberg (Simon Stephens, writer; Rehearsals begin Feb. 13; runs April 8), and Hamlet (William Shakespeare, writer; Rehearsals begin Mar. 20; runs May 20). Season rehearses and runs in Pittsburgh PA. Pays: $799/wk. current min. (2017-18 salary pending.) Equity LORT C Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—Various Roles: 18+. Equity Principal Audition May 1 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 monologue or song, or one of each. Total audition time not to exceed two minutes. For monologues: Prepare one classical monologue (Shakespeare) and/or a contemporary American monologue. For songs: Prepare one song from the standard Broadway musical songbook or from "Forum." If singing, bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring pix & resume, stapled together. If you cannot attend the audition, you may send pix & resume to: Pittsburgh Public Theater, Casting, 621 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15222. For more info, visit www.ppt.org.

 

'BIG FISH: 12 CHAIRS VERSION' – MAY 1-3 – WEATHERFORD - Theatre Off The Square is casting the musical, Big Fish: 12 Chairs Version. Production runs Aug. 4-20, in Weatherford TX. No pay. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 18+. Auditions by appointment May 1-3 in Weatherford TX. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

 

EQUITY, 'IN The HEIGHTS' – MAY 1-4 - Geva Theatre Center is casting In the Heights. Quiara Alegriá Hudes, book; Lin-Manuel Miranda, music & lyrics-creator; Rehearsals begin Aug. 15; runs Sep. 5-Oct. 8 in Rochester NY. Pays: $861/wk. min. Equity LORT B Contract. Seeking—Equity Singers Who Dance & Dancers Who Sing: Males & Females, 18+; “Usnavi:” Male, 20-29, Latino, Bari-Tenor; Owner of the De La Vega Bodega. He is our hip-hop narrator, with strong clear rap and storytelling skills. A charismatic and energetic son of immigrants, Usnavi dreams of making enough money to go back home to the Dominican Republic. He is the heart beat of the show and his neighborhood. Must sing and rap very well; “Nina:” Female, 23-28, Latina, Belt/Mix to an E, Mezzo; She is of Puerto Rican decent. Nina is book-smart and has just finished her freshman year at Stanford University. A beacon of hope and inspiration to all who know her as she represents the opportunities outside of “the Heights.” Strong singer; “Vanessa:” Female, 20-25, Belt/Mix to an E, Mezzo; Grew up in the heights. She is vivacious but sensitive. The kind of girl who turns heads wherever she goes. Must be an excellent dancer. Strong singer; “Benny:” Male, 20-29, African American, Tenor; Taxi stand employee and aspiring businessman. Funny and full of personality. Must be a great singer with a feel for pop/hip-hop style; “Sonny:” Male, 18-25, to play younger, Latino, Tenor; Usnavi’s cousin, from the Dominican Republic. Overly streetwise, and a goof- ball/genius, funny and easily excitable. His passion makes you smile. Must be able to rap well; “Kevin Rosario:” Male, 35-55, Latino, Bari-Tenor; Hails from Puerto Rico. Kevin is Nina’s father and owner of Rosario’s Car Service. An aggressively self-protecting businessman, and proud, overprotective father. He is the stubborn, traditional leader of his family, and also an extremely proud and hardworking man. Strong singer; “Camilla Rosario:” Female, 35-55, Latina, Alto; Hails from Puerto Rico. She is Nina’s mother and co-owner of Rosario’s car service. She is strong and loyal to her family and it’s traditions, yet embraces change. Strong singer; “Abuela Claudia:” Female, 60-75, Latina, Alto; She has raised Usnavi, but is not actually his grandmother by blood. She emigrated from Cuba when she was very young and is clearly the loving matriarch of the neighborhood. Strong singer; “Daniela:” Female, 26-39, Latina, Alto; The owner of Daniela’s Salon. Daniela is savvy, quick witted, brassy and outspoken. FUN and funny. She has fought a good fight to make her version of the American Dream work. She loves her Latina roots and everything that comes with that; “Carla:” Female, 20-29, Latina, Belt/Mix; Works at the Salon. She is naïve, sensitive, and passionate. “Chile-Dominican-Rican”, but she always says she’s from Queens. Strong dancer and comedienne; “Graffiti Pete:” Male, 20-25, Non-Caucasian; A Graffiti Artist. Open ethnicity but must feel like Washington Heights is where he belongs. Strong dancer and singer-rapper; “Piraguero” (Piragua Guy): Male, 30-39, Latino, Tenor; Latin self-employed piragua man in the neighborhood. Good hearted- Hard-working. Fun and funny. Equity Chorus Calls May 1 at 9:30am for Equity male dancers who sing, 11am for Equity female dancers who sing, 2pm for Equity female singers & 4pm for Equity male singers at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 17th fl., New York NY 10018). For ECCs: ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. All should bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to- back. Dancers: Be warmed up and ready to dance. Character, ballroom, or dance sneakers. Some may be asked to stay and sing. Prepare 8-16 bars of a pop or contemporary musical theatre song. Singers: Bring 8-16 bars of a pop or contemporary musical theatre song. Bring dance clothes as some will be asked to stay and dance. Character, ballroom, or dance sneakers. For consideration for an appointment, Equity Members should mail pix & resumes to: Elissa Myers Casting, 421 7th Ave., Suite 1011, Attn: In The Heights, [Role], New York NY 10001. Note: This is a high-security building and drop-offs are not possible. Appointments held between May 2-4.

 

'The DROWSY CHAPERONE' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 2 - MadKap Productions is casting The Drowsy Chaperone, a musical. Project description: "When an avid musical theatre fan puts on the record of the score of his favorite musical, 'The Drowsy Chaperone,' the show miraculously springs to vivid, effervescent life. He serves as our narrative tour guide as the show unfolds within the walls of this small, city apartment. This sly send-up of early American musical comedy is bubbling over with wry wit, spectacular showstoppers and a parade of memorable characters - all served extra dry with a few twists (and a rousing anthem)." Rehearsals begin late July. Performances run Sep. 8-Oct. 8, in Chicago IL. Stipend. Seeking—Man In Chair (Supporting): Male, 40-69, narrates the show as he plays the Broadway recording of The Drowsy Chaperone, a music theater aficionado and recluse who mourns the end of the Golden Era, he is truly happiest listening to his collection of Broadway show records, strong acting skills required to develop what is the only-non-stock character in the show, seen on stage throughout, whilst generally shy in demeanor, musicals bring out his true ebullient self, mannerisms and tics should be funny and charming whilst grounded in reality, minimal singing in bari-tenor range; “Janet Van de Graaff” (Supporting): Female, 25-35, star of Feldzieg's Follies who is conflicted about giving up her life on the stage to marry Robert Martin, attractive, vivacious, outgoing personality, she loves being the center of attention and is the consummate 1920s starlet, strong movement and special skills (acrobatics, juggling, etc.) a plus, vocal range: alto with big belt (G3-E5); “Robert Martin” (Supporting): Male, 20-40, the groom-to-be who is deeply in love with Janet, he is the token 1920s leading man - debonair, dashing, and a matinee idol, he is cheesy, cheerful, and optimistic, must be able to tap dance and roller skate, vocal range: tenor (C3 to A-flat4); The Drowsy Chaperone (Supporting): Female, 30-59, Janet's alcoholic confidante, carefree, often because she is drunk, an experienced "woman of the world" who couldn't care less what the world thinks, a melodramatic diva to be reckoned with who gleefully chews the scenery and steals just about every scene she is in. Great comedic role, think Liza Minnelli meets Tallulah Bankhead, vocal range: alto with a strong belt (F3-D5); “Adolpho” (Supporting): Male, 30-49, Latin lothario, a womanizing cad who is very impressed with himself, he is confident, vigorous, and a buffoon, vaudeville-style acting and fake Spanish/Italian accent required, should have great comic timing, vocal range: bass/baritone + great falsetto (A-sharp2 to G4); “Mrs. Tottendale” (Supporting): Female, 45-80, a wealthy widow and host of the wedding, she is flighty, eccentric, often times forgetful, and funny, she is absolutely charming, bubbly and oblivious to the confusion her behavior generates in other people, vocal range: alto character voice (G3 to D-flat5); Underling (Supporting): Male, 30-69, Mrs. Tottendale's unflappable butler and manservant, he is stoic, dry-humored and sarcastic, a cross between Arthur Treacher and Niles the butler from The Nanny, vocal range: tenor character voice (A-flat2 to G4); “Mr. Feldzieg” (Supporting): Male, 40-59, harried producer who will do anything to stop the wedding in order to keep Janet in the Follies, he is nervous, sarcastic, impatient, overbearing, and insensitive, vocal range: baritone (D-flat3 to D-flat4); “Kitty” (Supporting): Female, 20-39, 1920's dumb blonde chorine, she is Mr. Feldzieg's companion and will do anything to be a leading lady, a cross between Norma Cassady from "Victor Victoria" and Lena Lamont from "Singin' in the Rain", vocal range: soprano comedic belt (B-flat3 to F5); “George” (Supporting): Male, 20-49, Robert's anxious best man, loyal, sincere, and nervous, makes looking out for Robert's interests his top priority so that the wedding will come off without a hitch, must be able to tap, vocal range: tenor (F3 to B-flat4); The Tall Brothers (Supporting): Male, 20-39, two jovial gangsters who are posing as pastry chefs, typical 1920's Broadway gangsters full of word play and stylized movements, good comedic timing and movement skills required, men of a shorter stature encouraged to audition, vocal range: tenor (D-flat3 to G-flat4); “Trix the Aviatrix” (Supporting): Female, 25-50, the brave and brash female aviator, she is sassy, sleek and a take-charge kind of gal, preferably an actress of color, doubles in the ensemble, vocal range: alto (Ab3 to E-flat5); Ensemble (Supporting): Males & Females, 20-40, strong dancing-singing ensemble consisting of two men and one woman, vocal range: soprano, alto, tenor, bass, and dancers with strong tap skills. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. Prepare 32 bars of a 1920's style song. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the production company.

 

'PUTTIN' On The RITZ' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 2 - Western Star Productions, LLC is casting Puttin' On the Ritz, a 1920s all-singing, all-dancing, all-music celebration of the golden age of the silver screen. Rehearses May 15-26; runs May 26-July 2 (performance schedule is Thurs. matinee, Fri. and Sat. eves., and Sun. matinee). All rehearsals and performances are held at the Pines Dinner Theatre in Allentown PA. This is a per-show contract with a rehearsal stipend and housing included. Seeking—Female Singer-Dancer (Lead): 18-36; Male Singer-Dancer (Lead): 18-35. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the production company.

 

'MUSCLE BEARS The MUSICAL' – MAY 2 – FORT LAUDERDALE - Michael Bush and Michael Aman Productions is casting Muscle Bears the Musical, a new musical comedy about the trials and tribulations of a furry young man's search for love and acceptance in the gay bear community. Rehearsals begin Aug. 10 in Fort Lauderdale FL. Performances run Aug. 24-Sep. 17 at Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Dr., Fort Lauderdale FL. Pays approximately $300/wk. Seeking—“Greg” (Lead): Male, 18-35, a 20-something cub. Very cute. Slightly husky. For some unknown reason he has never heard of bears. Think a 20-something Jack Black; “Mason” (Supporting): Male, 30-50, high-energy furry guy. Should have a great rock voice; “Dominic” (Supporting): Male, 30-50, furry guy with a big heart. Should have a great country sound. Open Casting Call May 2 from 6pm-9pm at Empire Stage (1140 N. Flager Dr., Fort Lauderdale FL 33304). Muscle Bears has a pop/rock score. Prepare a song that shows your range and a short monologue or comic story based on your own personal experiences. An accompanist will be provided. The musical has a cast of five with ages ranging from early 20s through 60s. All of the characters are "muscle bears" and should be able to sing, dance, and have comic ability.

 

EQUITY, 'IRVING BERLIN's WHITE CHRISTMAS' – MAY 2 - Blue Skies Tour LLC is casting Equity actor-singers for various roles in the upcoming tour of Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Irving Berlin, music-lyrics; Paul Blake and David Ives, book; Note: This is the musical based on the classic movie musical "White Christmas," featuring the timeless songs “Blue Skies," “Love You Didn’t Do Right By Me," “I Love a Piano," and of course the title song “White Christmas." Rehearsals begin Oct. 22, 2017 in NYC; opens Nov. 7; closes Dec. 24. This is a six-city national tour that includes dates in Fayetteville AR; Fort Worth TX; Chicago IL; Dallas TX; San Antonio TX; and New Orleans LA. Salary pending. Equity Production (League) Tier D Tour. Seeking—“Bob Wallace:” 25-37, late 20s to mid-30s, no older. Easygoing, charming, decent principled man; a major singing star in post-World War II America; he wears his fame easily, but is seeking something more important: a decent, fulfilling life and true love; Seeking a superb singer with a crooning style who moves very well. Basic tap is a plus. Baritone; Ezekiel Foster/Mr. Snoring Man: 40-54, early 40s to early 50s. Heavy-set comic, character man; excellent legit baritone. Ezekiel: Vermont local with dry delivery who is a stagehand for the show and comes to love show business. Mr. Snoring Man: Passenger on the train to Vermont; vocal feature in the song “Snow." This track also covers General Waverly; “Susan Waverly:” 9, 9 years old; 4'9”-5'2", no taller. The General's granddaughter visiting from California for Christmas; a charming, lovable, and outgoing real kid--very intelligent, but knows nothing about show business; once bitten by the showbiz bug, she demonstrates everything that is winning in the ultimate child performer. Excellent belt voice, must move well. Seeking understudy as well; other Roles cast. Equity Principal Audition May 2 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., holding room studio D, New York NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a traditional music theater song from the 1940s. Berlin, Gershwin, Porter, and Kern only. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together. Note: For any roles listed below as cast, actors will be considered for possible replacement if needed.

 

DESERT STAR PLAYHOUSE – MAY 2 – MURRAY - Desert Star Playhouse is casting its 2017 summer-fall season, including The Three Amigos (summer) and Wicked-er (fall). Project description: "Long known for its family friendly comedies, the Desert Star Playhouse is casting for the remainder of its 2017 season." For more info, visit www.DesertStarPlayhouse.com Rehearses evenings. The Three Amigos: Showdown at the Del Taco Ranch runs June 8-Aug. 19; Wicked-er! We’re Off To See The Wicked! runs Aug. 24-Nov. 4; Desert Star’s Christmas Vacation: The Polarized Express runs Nov. 9-Dec. 30. All in Murray UT. Some pay; roles are double-cast and all actors are paid. Seeking—All Roles (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, must be able to do comedy and be strong singers, some dance experience preferred, seeking experienced actors and singers, roles are double-cast. Open Casting Call May 2 from 5pm-8pm at Desert Star Playhouse (4861 State St, Murray UT 84107). You may call 801/266-2600 for an audition time but it is also an open call and those arriving without an audition time will be seen in the order of their arrival. Actors will be seen in order of arrival. Headshot & résumés are required. Prepare 32 bars of two contrasting songs that demonstrate your vocal ability. Be prepared with a short comedic monologue, short story, or a series of jokes or amusing anecdotes. Bring your own sheet music; an accompanist is provided. No recorded music is allowed.

 

'HAIRSPRAY' – MAY 2 & 3 – CHALMETTE - The Company is casting the musical, Hairspray. Production runs July 13-16, in Chalmette LA. No pay. Seeking—“Tracy Turnblad:” Female, 18+, a "pleasantly plump" teenager, who dreams of fame and fights to racially integrate "The Corny Collins Show"; “Edna Turblad:” Male, 18+, kind, plus-sized, Tracy's mother (a drag role), runs a laundry business out of her home; “Amber Von Tussle:” Female, 18+, bratty, selfish resident princess of "The Corny Collins Show", willing to do anything to win the Miss Teenage Hairspray pageant; “Velma Von Tussle:” Female, 18+, scheming, Amber's mother, and producer of "The Corny Collins Show", pushes her daughter to seek the stardom that she never had; “Penny Pingleton:” Female, 18+, slightly dorky, devoted and perky, Tracy's best friend; “Link Larkin:” Male, 18+, a teenage heartthrob, one of "The Corny Collins Show" council members, who falls in love with Tracy; “Motormouth Maybelle:” Female, 18+, the owner of a downtown record shop, the host of "Negro Day" on "The Corny Collins Show", self-described as "big, blonde and beautiful"; “Seaweed J. Stubbs:” Male, 18+, a hip "Negro Day" dancer and the son of Motormouth Maybelle, falls in love with Penny; “Wilbur Turnblad:” Male, 18+, owns the Har-De-Har Hut joke shop, Tracy's father, still madly in love with his wife, Edna, encourages Tracy to follow her dreams; “Corny Collins:” Male, 18+, the eccentric and cocky host of "The Corny Collins Show"; “Little Inez:” Female, 18+, younger sister of Seaweed, who tries to audition for "The Corny Collins Show", but is turned away because she is black; Ensemble: Males & Females, 18+. Auditions by appointment May 2 at 7pm and May 3 a 7pm at Nunez Community College (Chalmette LA). Prepared 16-32 bars of a song. Bring sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided. Dress comfortably and be ready to learn a short dance combination. Be prepared to spend a lot of time dancing. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the school.

 

'GUYS & DOLLS' – MAY 2 & 3 – LONG BEACH - Long Beach Playhouse is casting Guys & Dolls, the musical. Synopsis: This classic of American Musical Comedy introduces us to the world of famed writer Damon Runyon. Set in his mythical New York City, we meet Nathan Detroit, the organizer of the “oldest established permanent floating crap game in New York;” his long-time suffering fiancé, Adalaide; his cronies, Sky Masterson, Nicely-Nicely Johnson, and Rusty Charlie; straight laced missionary Sarah Brown and an assortment of gamblers, racketeers, and showgirls that will keep your sides aching and your toes tapping. Enjoying classic songs, you’ll travel from the sewers beneath Times Square to the nightclubs of Havana to a New York Mission, just to arrive at everyone’s inevitable happy ending. Rehearsals begin May 6 (Monday-Thursdays, 7pm-10:30pm and Saturdays, 10am-1pm); runs July 1-Aug. 5 at the Long Beach Playhouse in Long Beach CA. No pay. Seeking—“Sky Masterson:” Male, 25-40, baritone B to E-flat; charismatic, cool and charming; looking to cast excellent comic actors who can sing and move well; this is a paired down cast who will be involved in all songs and most scenes; “Sarah Brown:” Female, 21-35, soprano to High A; conventional, respectable and principled, emotionally buttoned up, but with a seething passion underneath; looking to cast excellent comic actors who can sing and move well; this is a paired down cast who will be involved in all songs and most scenes; “Nathan Detroit:” Male, 35-50, baritone to High F; organizer of the floating crap game; a lovable rogue; funny, frustrated and romantic; looking to cast excellent comic actors who can sing and move well; this is a paired down cast who will be involved in all songs and most scenes; “Adelaide:” Female, 30-45, mezzo to A; lead performer at the ‘Hot Box,’ brash but innocent; romantic, but tacky; strong comic ability, with excellent character singing and dancing required; looking to cast excellent comic actors who can sing and move well; this is a paired down cast who will be involved in all songs and most scenes; “Nicely Nicely Johnson:” Male, 30-50, tenor to high B-flat; best pal to Nathan Detroit; comic, cheerful and likable; looking to cast excellent comic actors who can sing and move well; this is a paired down cast who will be involved in all songs and most scenes; “Benny Southstreet:” Male, 25-30, baritone; Nicely’s pal and Nathan’s flunky; a newcomer to the gangster world; looking to cast excellent comic actors who can sing and move well; this is a paired down cast who will be involved in all songs and most scenes; “Arvide Abernathy:” Male, 55-60, baritone; supporting role; Sarah’s grandfather and member of the mission; wise, warm and caring; “General Matilda B. Cartwright:” Female, 40-65, mezzo; cameo; regional representative of the mission; powerful, matronly, no-nonsense with a formidable presence and, it transpires, a sense of humor; Male Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): 18-70, four to six men of varying ages and body types to play gamblers, Cubans, and hot box customers; looking to cast excellent comic actors who can sing and move well; this is a paired down cast who will be involved in all songs and most scenes; Female Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): 18-70, four to six women of varying ages to play hot box girls, Cuban dancers, and city dwellers; looking to cast excellent comic actors who can sing and move well; this is a paired down cast who will be involved in all songs and most scenes. Open Casting Calls May 2 from 7pm-9pm and May 3 from 7pm-9pm at Long Beach Playhouse (5021 E. Anaheim Street, Long Beach CA 90804). Callbacks by invitation only May 4. Bring headshot and resume. Prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song not from the show. An accompanist with be provided. Also be prepared to move as a dance combo will be taught. This is a Community Theater Production. Non-Equity. There is no pay.

 

EQUITY, 'The PRINCE Of EGYPT' – MAY 2 & 3 – REDWOOD CITY - TheatreWorks Palo Alto is casting The Prince of Egypt with music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Philip LaZebnik. Producers & Creatives Statement: "The Prince of Egypt" tells a universal story treasured by many cultures around the world. This production will honor that legacy by casting performers of the world’s many races and ethnicities to play characters from all the cultures portrayed in the show. We will be fully inclusive in our casting and are seeking a very diverse cast. Actors of all races, religions, and ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition. Rehearsals begin on/about Sep. 8 in Redwood City CA; runs on/about Oct. 6-Nov. 5 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, Mountain View CA. Pays: $861/wk. Equity LORT B Contract. Seeking—“Moses:” Male, 20-39, a prince of Egypt. Playful but with a soulful core. Begins the show as a devil-may-care young man, a bit of the class clown, but grows into the leader of the Hebrew people, wise and serious. A high tenor, sings up to B-flat, with a thrilling voice and large range; principal; “Ramses:” Male, 20-39, a prince of Egypt, heir to the throne. Moses’ brother. While also young, he has a serious and self-critical streak and is also quite competitive with Moses. Through trials of great pain over the course of the show be ultimately becomes a great leader of the Egyptians. A tenor, sings up to G-sharp, but with a well-developed lower range; principal; “Tzipporah:” Female, 20-39, a Midian princess, fiery and rebellious. She is full of spirit and strength, and wants nothing more than for her people to be free. Must have a thrilling high belt, but also a well-developed and beautiful mix; principal; “Jethro:” Male, 50-65, the High Priest of Midian. A powerful, wise presence, with a joyful twinkle in his eye. Full of love and buoyancy, with a deep spiritual center. A high baritone, must sing up to G, with a warm voice; principal; “Pharoah Seti:” Male, 50-69, the Pharaoh of Egypt. Commanding, carries himself with great dignity and authority. He loves his sons deeply, but he loves Egypt more and everything he does is to protect and preserve his country. A low baritone/bass; principal; “Queen Tuya:” Female, 35-55, the Queen of Egypt. Regal, wise, deeply loving. She always wanted another son after Ramses was born, and believes Moses was a gift from the gods; principal; “Hotep:” Male, 35-65, the High Priest of Egypt. A devout believer in the power of the Egyptian gods and Egypt itself. He is also a schemer, looking for ways to increase his own power. A low baritone/bass; principal; “Aaron:” Male, 25-40, Moses’ Hebrew brother. He’s someone who doesn’t want to rock the boat, and tries desperately to contain his radical sister. He’s a worrier and a bit of a nebbish. A strong singer, with a mid-tenor range; principal; “Miriam:” Female, 30-49, Moses’ Hebrew sister; a believer. It is Miriam who always believed in Moses, and she who most fervently supports him and follows him once he finds out his true heritage. A strong singer with a well-developed belt, and a beautiful mix; principal; “Nefertari:” Female, 20-39, Ramses’ wife-to-be. The daughter of one of the most powerful families in Egypt, she is marrying Ramses to return her family to the glory of being Pharaoh. A strong singer though full vocal range needed, belt and mix; principal; “Jocheved:” Female, 20-39, Moses’ Mother. She is deeply loving and does everything she can to save her son. She also needs to have an incredible singing voice and be able to perform Middle Eastern style vocalizations; featured ensemble; Young “Miriam:” Female, 10-11, Moses’ sister. Strong willed and daring, but also aware of her place as a slave in the Egyptian world. Will also play a Hebrew child later in the show. Strong singer needed; featured ensemble; Singing/Dancing Ensemble: Males & Females, 20-50, member of the ensemble will play all of the races and classes in the show– Egyptians, Hebrews and Midians. They must be committed to all of their roles and bring depth and humanity to each part they portray. They must all be strong singers and comfortable with “legit” vocal styles (high sopranos, tenors, and low basses) as well as more contemporary/belt styles. Equity Principal Auditions by appointment May 2 from 1pm-6pm and May 3 from 1pm-6pm at TheatreWorks (350 Twin Dolphin Dr., Ste. 127, Redwood City CA 94065). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For an audition appointment, email headshot & resume to casting@theateworks.org with "Prince of Egypt Auditions" in the subject line. Prepare one song, two minutes in length. Bring sheet music, headshot and resume. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

 

'PRISCILLA, QUEEN Of The DESERT: The MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 3 - Theatre Rhinoceros is casting Priscilla, Queen of the Desert a musical production. Rehearsals begin in May; Performances June-July in San Francisco CA. Stipend. Seeking—“Benji” (Supporting): Male, 6-10. Seeking talent from San Francisco CA. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

 

'JAMES And The GIANT PEACH' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 4 - Drury Lane Oakbrook is casting James and the Giant Peach, a musical for young audiences. Daytime rehearsals ongoing. Runs May 4-June 16. Three guaranteed performances. Some pay. Seeking—Aunt Spiker/Aunt Sponge (Supporting): Female, 18+, character actor with belt. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

 

EQUITY, 'ALADDIN,' B'WAY – MAY 4 - Disney Theatrical Productions is seeking excellent Equity dancers with fantastic singing voices to comprise the ensemble and also play featured roles for possible future replacements in the currently running Broadway Production. Alan Menken, music; Howard Ashman & Tim Rice, lyrics; Alan Menken & Chad Beguelin, additional lyrics; Chad Beguelin, book; Currently running on Broadway. Pays: $1,974/wk. min. Equity Production (Disney) Contract. Seeking—Equity Dancers Who Sing: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Chorus Calls May 4 at 10am for Equity female dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity male dancers who sing at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 4th fl., New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. 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. Men: Bring jazz shoes, tap shoes, and knee pads. 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: This production will use smoke and haze in accordance with guidelines established with Actors’ Equity Association.

 

'CLOTHING OPTIONAL' - MAY 5 DEADLINE - The Radium Girls is casting a staged reading of Clothing Optional. Meryl Gellman & Amanda McDowall, book & lyrics; Matthew Hayden, music; Synopsis: Clothing Optional follows Sam and Taryn through the bumps and grinds of sex and dating in New York City. As Sam climbs the ladder of her career, she finds herself face to face with her inability to overcome her longtime nemesis while Taryn is forced to cope with the fact that her dream Disney romance may just not become a reality. Through friends, flashbacks, and one loser after another, the girls must figure out a way to create their own new happy endings. Rehearses in May; performs June 4 (potentially added performance on June 3) at Robert Moss Theater in NYC. Pays $150 stipend. Nonunion only. Seeking—“Sam” (Lead): Female, 18-30, mid-20s. Alto, low belt. Any ethnicity. Taryn’s best friend. Sassy, brassy, and loud. Career-oriented and very comfortable with her body; “Taryn” (Lead): Female, 18-30, mid-20s. High soprano, belt. Any ethnicity. Sam’s best friend. Optimistic and hopeful. Trying to find the Disney romance with no luckA bit passive-aggressive, but always has her friend's back; “Luke” (Supporting): Male, 18-30, mid-20s. Bari-tenor. Any ethnicity. Sophie’s boyfriend. Son of Mr. Dickinson. Sort of nerdy, but handsome. Easily manipulated; “Frankie” (Supporting): Male, 18-30, mid-20s. High tenor. Non-Caucasian. Luke’s best friend. Ladies' man. A lot of swag. Doesn’t really believe in love; “Sophie” (Supporting): Female, 18-30, mid-20s. Beltress. Caucasian. Model-esque. Gets everything she wants because of her father’s connections. Gorgeous on the outside, ugly on the inside. Manipulative and evil; “Mason” (Supporting): Male, 18-30, mid-20s. Tenor. Non-Caucasian. Sam’s coworker and confidant. The gay best friend. Wise beyond his years. Loves fashion and loves drama; Female Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): 18-30, 30s. Any ethnicity. Customer/Alexai/Tiff. Customer: Customer at the store where Sam and Mason work. Alexai: Bartender at the local bar who has all the power. Tiff: Sophie’s best friend; Sophie’s Gretchen Weiner; Male Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): 18-30, 30s to play older. Non-Caucasian. Professor Johnson/Maio/Mr. Dickinson. Professor Johnson: Sam and Sophie’s professor from college. Found in a compromising position with Sophie. Maio: The bar creep with a heart of gold. Mr Dickinson: Luke’s father and owner of a high-end boutique store where Sam just interviewed for a job. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit a video reel along with a picture and resume to casting.theradiumgirls@gmail.com. Title the subject line “Clothing Optional, Desired Role(s).” Deadline for video submissions is May 5. All ethnicities encouraged to submit. For more information on The Radium Girls and The Radioactive Festival, please visit: http://www.theradiumgirlsproductions.com/radioactive-festival/

 

'BACKBEARD' - MAY 5 DEADLINE - Sage Colleges is casting one role in Backbeard. Matthew McElligott, Larry Tuxbury & Brian Sheldon, book; Michael Musial, music; Matthew McElligott, Michael Musial, & Larry Tuxbury, lyrics; Important note: Although this production is an official selection of the New York Musical Festival (NYMF), it is rehearsing in Troy NY (upstate) for a brief two- to three-week period before coming down to New York City. Performance dates are pending, but will not work around existing show schedules. Rehearses mid-June in Troy NY; runs mid-July until late July/early August in NYC. Pays: $536/wk. plus health, pension, lodging, and travel provided. Equity Guest Artist Tier III Contract. Seeking—“Backbeard:” Male, 30-53, strong, loyal, and tenderhearted; hairy, smelly, and adored captain of his pirate ship; the Five O'Clock Shadow; a burly pirate who loves his crew mates; by circumstance, ends up in an outlandish new outfit; condemned by the Pirate Council, he must find a way to defend his new look and remain true to himself. Baritone. Strong/versatile singing actor. Seeking talent from New York NY. NYC auditions on an upcoming date TBD by appointment only. For consideration, email or mail pix & resume ASAP. Email submissions to submissions@michaelcassara.net or mail to Michael Cassara Casting, 333 W. 39th St., Ste. 800, New York, NY 10018. Deadline for submissions is May 5. For more info, visit https://theatre.sage.edu/.

 

EQUITY, JOHN W. ENGEMAN THEATER – MAY 5 - Harborside Productions LLC is casting the 2017-18 Season including: Grease (Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey, book, music, & lyrics; Rehearsals begin July 16; runs Aug. 6-27); Gypsy (Arthur Laurents, book; Stephen Sondheim, lyrics; Jule Styne, music; Rehearsals begin Aug. 25; runs Sep. 14-Oct. 29); Annie (Thomas Meehan, book; Martin Charnin, lyrics; Charles Strouse, music; Rehearsals begin Oct. 20; runs Nov. 9-Dec. 31); Once (Edna Walsh, book; Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova, music & lyrics; Rehearsals begin Jan. 1, 2018; runs Jan. 18-Mar. 4); In the Heights (Quiara Alegria Hudes, book; Lin-Manuel Miranda, music & lyrics; Rehearsals begin Feb. 23; runs Mar. 15-Apr. 29) and Singin' in the Rain (Betty Comden & Adolph Green, book; Arthur Freed & Nacio Herb Brown, music & lyrics; Rehearsals begin Apr. 27; runs May 17-July 1). Season runs in Northport NY. Pays: $422/wk. Equity LOA ref. to COST. Seeking—Singers & Dancers Who Sing: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Chorus Call May 5 at 9:30am for male singers & 9:30am for male dancers who sing at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Singers: Prepare 16 bars of a song in style of (or from) the show for which you wish to be considered. Bring dance clothes/shoes in case asked to stay and dance. Bring picture and resume. Dancers: Bring jazz, tap and/or ballet shoes. Prepare 16 bars in case asked to stay and sing. Bring picture and resume.

 

'MEMPHIS' – MAY 5 & 8 – BLOOMFIELD - Vanguard Theater Company is casting Memphis, the musical. Synopsis: From the seedy nightclubs, radio stations, and recording studios of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes this musical filled with explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, it tells the story of a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun who falls in love with everything he shouldn't: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer, Felicia Farrell. Experience the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever. This winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is filled with laughter, soaring emotion, and roof-raising rock and roll. Rehearses May 21-July 13 in Bloomfield NJ (accessible by train); runs July 14-16 & July 21-23 at Westminster Arts Center, Bloomfield NJ. Seeking—“Huey” (Lead): Male, 18-39, tenor with a great feel for pop/rock/R&B styles; our frenzied, bombastic, motor-mouthed hero who talks his way into becoming a DJ at a local "white" radio station; ignores race barriers and eventually falls in love with Felicia, a talented black singer, which causes a whole new set of problems for him in segregated Memphis; “Felicia” (Lead): Female, 18-39, high R&B belt voice; beautiful, wide-eyed, and a fiercely gifted singer; follows her heart and falls in love with Huey, despite knowing deep down that a relationship between a white man and a black woman in prejudiced Memphis is doomed; “Delray” (Supporting): Male, 25-49, bari-tenor with a great pop/rock/R&B voice; Felicia’s older brother who owns the club on Beale Street where she sings; realistic, cautious, protective, and aware of the realities of the segregation that exists in Memphis and the world beyond; “Gladys” (Supporting): Female, 40-69, strong singer with alto-belt mix, excellent actor with comic skills, Huey’s stern, traditional blue-collar, southern mother who has worked her entire life to be able to support herself and her son, whom she loves, but about whom she constantly worries; “Gator” (Supporting): Male, 18-39, great R&B bari-tenor, works as a bartender at Delray’s, hasn’t spoken since age 5, when he saw his father killed, as the story progresses, he finds his voice again, must be an excellent actor and singer, comic timing a plus; “Bobby” (Supporting): Male, 30-49, great gospel voice; the janitor at Mr. Simmons’s radio station, full of personality and heart; role requires an actor who is comfortable with physicality, as the character has a dance break in his show-stopping number “Big Love,” comic skills a plus; “Mr. Simmons” (Supporting): Male, 40-69, great actor who is comfortable singing; the conservative owner of the radio station where Huey gets his start; a strong, southern, commanding businessman who becomes willing to take a chance on Huey when he realizes the audience Huey reaches and the money he can command; Waillin Joe/Beale Street Singer-Dancer: Male, 20-39, excellent tenor voice, Wailin’ Joe sings "Scratch My Itch" and is featured in both Act 1 and Act 2, must also dance very well; covers the principal roles of Delray and Bobby; Mr. Collins/Gordon Grant: Male, 25-55, to play Mr. Collins, a department store owner, and Gordon Grant, a record company executive, and perform in the ensemble; dance ability a plus, but not necessary; Main Street Dancer-Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-40, excellent dancers with great voices. Open Casting Calls May 5 from 6pm-10pm and May 8 from 10am-5pm at New Jersey School for Dramatic Arts (593 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield NJ 07003). Be prepared to sing 32 bars (a verse and a chorus) of a song from the show or in the style of the show. A short dance combination will be taught, so also come prepared to move. If you have one, bring a headshot and a resume, stapled together.

 

NEW CUTTING EDGE MUSICAL WORKSHOP – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 6 - Wellspring Living is seeking talent for a new musical piece to be debuted at Wellspring Living's Field Feast Supper event at Serenbe. Synopsis: The piece is set in the sex trafficking world and conveys the anguish, anger, and even redemption the victims experience by retelling their stories through monologue and song. Rehearses first three weeks of May; runs May 20 in Atlanta GA. Go to www.wellspringliving.org for more information on the organization and event. Pays stipend of $50. Seeking—Appalachian Girl (Lead): 14-18, character possesses a rough, genuine, matter of fact nature; despite her roughness, a good, decent soul shines through; Appalachian accent is required; strong actress; simple singing style; vocal range: E3 to C5; Girl One/Boy One (Supporting): 11-16, character possesses a naive, innocence and truthful nature; bright vocal tone; vocal range: G3 to C5; intermediate dancing experience; Girl Two (Supporting): 12-17, character possesses a toughness and strength; a leader within the circle of victims; a strong belt needed; vocal Range: G3 to G5; intermediate dance experience; Girl Three (Supporting): 13-17, character possesses a maturity years beyond her youth; a nurturing, older sister/mother spirit; classical or legit musical theatre soprano; vocal range: G3 to G5; some dance experience; Girl Four/Boy Four (Supporting): 10-14, character possesses a spirit of fear and of being emotionally lost; dependent on the strength of another; strong Musical theatre vocal; vocal Range: B3 to B4; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): 11-17, intermediate dance and strong harmony skills; must be able to hold a part; Alto: E3 to B4; Soprano: C4 to G5. Seeking talent from Atlanta GA. Send resume, headshot, and a short video. If auditioning for Appalachian character, send a short Appalachian-flavored monologue and eight bars of acapella singing. If auditioning for other roles, send a short cut of fitting 32 bars for character. A short video to show movement abilities would be advisable.

 

'The LION KING' – MAY 6 – SAN FRANCISCO - Disney On Broadway is casting Disney's Broadway production of The Lion King, a musical. Project description: "A lively stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning 1994 Disney film; the story of a young lion prince living in the flourishing African Pride Lands." Production to be held in NYC. Professional pay. Seeking—Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, singers who move very well, specifically seeking singers to play Simba and Shenzi, as well as strong ensemble singers to cover principal roles. Open Casting Call May 6 at 10am (sign in 9:30am-11am) at ACT Conservatory (30 Grant Ave.8th fl.San Francisco CA 94108). Singers should prepare 16 bars of an R&B, pop or rock & roll song. Do not sing material from The Lion King or standard Broadway theatre music. Pianist provided. For more info, visit www.tinyurl.com/myk2gr7.

 

EQUITY, 'SOUTH PACIFIC' – MAY 6 – GREENSBORO - Triad Stage is casting Equity actor-singers for various roles in South Pacific. Richard Rogers & Oscar Hammerstein II, music; Oscar Hammerstein II & Joshua Logan, book; Rehearsals begin Aug. 22; previews begin Sep. 17; runs Sep. 22-Oct. 15; possible extension through Oct. 22 in Greensboro NC. Pays: $644/wk. Equity LOA Contract. Seeking—“Ensign Nellie Forbush:” Female, 20-25, a young, patriotic, spunky Navy nurse who comes from Little Rock AK; She is kind, likable, and popular, an optimistic and somewhat naïve girl who makes her way into the hearts of those around her with a tomboyish and unsophisticated charm. Moves well. Mezzo-soprano; “Emile de Becque:” Male, 40-45, a noble and dignified, yet idealistic French plantation owner with incredibly strong convictions. Baritone; “Bloddy Mary:” Female, 40-45, an entrepreneurial islander who swindles American soldiers out of their money with great charm. She is known for her loud, boisterous laughter. Mezzo-soprano; “Stewpot:” Male, 20-30, also a Seabee, Carpenter’s Mate Second Class, Stewpot is one of Billis’ right-hand men. He’s talkative and jolly, a bit of jokester. He’s harmless and good-natured, but a little bit of a dope. Baritone; “Luther Billis:” Male, 20-30, a scheming Seabee who always has a plan to earn a dime or get ahead. He is crafty and self-serving, but everybody’s chum, a genuinely likable guy. Baritone; “Lt. Joseph Cable:” Male, 20-25, a patriotic young soldier who has reached these islands after having been in active battle elsewhere. He is good-looking, brave, and has a striking and serious presence. Tenor. Equity Principal Audition May 6 from 11am-7:30pm (lunch 12:30pm-1pm) at Triad Stage (232 S. Elm St., Greensboro NC 27401). An Equity monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Equity members may call the audition hotline at 336/274-0067, ext. 209, or email kamilah@triadstage.org. Equity members without appointments may be seen as time permits on the day of. Sides will be provided. Also prepare a 16-bar musical audition with sheet music. Golden Age (pre-1960s) preferred. An accompanist will be provided. Bring pix & resume, stapled together.

 

'80s ROCK OPERA – MAY 6 – PORT WASHINGTON - Port Washington Play Troupe is casting three females for a workshop of an original musical leading to future shows in the New York metro area. Rehearses April-July in Port Washington NY. Performs July 29 with additional production dates and venues TBA in the New York Metro area. Seeking—Ancient Greek Sirens (Supporting): Female, 25-55, a sassy trio consisting of three distinctive characters with larger-than-life qualities and talents. Audition by appointment May 6 in Port Washington NY. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit your headshot, resume, or any link to an audition reel, and note your email address and phone number in your submission. Both audio and video reels accepted. Auditions will be by invitation only. Be prepared with a pop or gospel song that best suits your vocal ability. Submit all information to pwplaytroupe@gmail.com.

 

'The MUSIC MAN' – MAY 6 & 7 – MILL VALLEY - Throckmorton Theatre is casting The Music Man, a musical. Project description: "Directed by Amy Marie Haven, with musical direction by Emmy Award nominated musician Desiree Goyette-Bogas, and choreography by June Cooperman." Rehearsals to be held June 19-July 26, in Mill Valley CA. Stipend. Seeking—All Roles (Lead): Males & Females, 10+, all types and ages, professional and non-professional adults and youth encouraged to audition. Auditions by appointment May 6 from 1pm-4pm and May 7 from 6pm-8:30pm at Throckmorton Theatre (142 Throckmorton AveMill Valley CA 94941). Prepare 32 bars of a musical theater song. Be prepared to learn choreography. Come wearing comfortable clothing and shoes. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

 

'PIPPIN' – MAY 6 & 7 – HOUSTON - Theatre Under The Stars is casting the musical Pippin. Project description: "A circus inspired production that features a troupe of acrobatic performers led by a very charismatic Leading Player. The performers’ main purpose is to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince who is longing to find adventure and passion in all areas of his life." Production runs July 11-16, in Houston TX. No pay. Seeking—Leading Player: Males & Females, 18+, the ultimate 'ring leader.' masterfully charming and manipulative, guides Pippin through his own story, excellent dancer, A-flat4 to D-flat3; “Pippin:” Male, 16-25, longing to find his purpose in life, naive, innocent, and discontent, eventually finds love, and meaning in life, with Catherine and Theo. A-flat4 to G2; “Charles:” Male, 55-70, demanding father of Pippin, wears his years with great pride. E4-G2; “Fastrada:” Female, 35-55, conniving stepmother of Pippin, a seductress, both sexy and smart, skilled at using her sexual appeal to benefit her and her son. F5-A3; “Berthe:” Female, 60-80, saucy grandmother of Pippin, a brassy broad full of wisdom, grace, and sass, tries to help Pippin, encourages him to live his life to the fullest. C5-E3; “Catherine:” Female, 25-40, a widow and mother, beautiful and a hopeless romantic, encounters Pippin at his lowest point and eventually falls in love with him. D-flat5 to F-sharp3; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, strong dancers. Charlemagne’s army, monks, nobility, peasants, the players. Auditions by appointment May 6 from 2pm-6pm (7pm-11pm for Combined Male/Female Dance Call) and May 7 from 10am-2pm at Hobby Center for the Performing Arts Administrative Bldg (800 Bagby St., Houston TX). For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

 

EQUITY, ACTORS THEATRE Of INDIANA – MAY 6 & 7 – CARMEL - Actors Theatre Of Indiana is casting the 2017-2018 Season including: La Cage Aux Folles (Jerry Herman, music-lyrics; Harvey Fierstein, book; Rehearsals begin Aug. 22; runs Sep. 17-Oct. 1), A Grand Night For Singing (Richard Rodgers, lyrics; Oscar Hammerstein II, music; Rehearsals begin Oct. 10; runs Nov. 3-19), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (William Finn, music-lyrics; Rachael Sheinkin, book; Rehearsals begin Jan. 9, 2018; Feb. 2-18), The Mystery Of Edwin Drood (Rupert Holmes, music-lyrics; Rehearsals begin Apr. 3; runs Apr. 27-May 13) and Million Dollar Quartet (Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, writers; Rehearsals begin May 22; June 1-17). Season runs in Carmel IN. Equity SPT 4 Agreement. Pays $362/wk. Seeking—Equity Performers: Males & Females, 18+. For La Cage Aux Folles – “Jean-Michel:” Male, 20, Range: Baritone, A-sharp2 to G4, Handsome; masculine, well-mannered, educated; desperately in love with his fiancée, Anne; acts, sings, and moves well; “Anne:” Female, 18-21. Jean-Michel's fiancée; lovely to look at; spunky; a superb dancer who acts well; Edouard Dindon/Renaud: Male, Early 50’s, Range: B-flat2 to E-flat4; Dindon: Anne's father; right-wing radical politician; pompous; quirky; must sing, move well, and be a fine comedian. Renaud: Mature, male friend of Georges and Albin; owns a small café; Marie Dindon/Madame Renaud: Female, Late 40’s, Range: F4-A5; Anne's mother; 48-52, shy, retiring, sexually repressed and sex-starved; good singer and actress who moves well; fine comedienne; must look great in a leotard for the finale; The Les Cagelles: four men strong dancer-singers; Chantal, Hanna, Phaedra, Monique; for A Grand Night For Singing – “Martin:” Leading Man, Baritone; “Lynne:” Leading Lady, Soprano; “Victoria:” Comic Ingenue, Second soprano; “Jason:” Comic Juvenile, Tenor; “Alyson:” Soubrette, Alto, Dancer; for 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee  - “Chip Tolentino:” An athletic, social, boy scout and champion of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Also plays the role of: Jesus Christ; “Logainne Schwartzandgrunenierre: (Schwartzy):” Logainne is the youngest and most politically aware speller, often making comments about current political figures. She is somewhat of a neat freak, speaks with a lisp; “Leaf Coneybear:” Leaf gets into the competition on a lark and finds everything about the bee incredibly amusing; Also plays the role of: Carl Dad: Schwarzy's main trainer, the more intense and competitive of Schwarzy's fathers; “William Barfee:” A Putnam County Spelling Bee finalist last year, he was eliminated because of an allergic reaction to peanuts and is back for vindication; “Marcy Park:” Speaks six languages, is a member of all-American hockey, a championship rugby player, plays Chopin and Mozart on multiple instruments, sleeps only three hours a night and is getting very tired of always winning; “Olive Ostrovsky:” A young newcomer to competitive spelling. Having found comfort in its words and vastness, Olive made friends with her dictionary at a very young age, helping her to make it to the competition. She starts enormously shy, and shyly blossoms; “Douglas Panch:” The Vice Principle. Frustrated with his life, he finds the drive of the young spellers alien to him; “Mitch Mahoney:” The Official Comfort Counselor. An ex-convict, Mitch is performing his community service with the Bee, and hands out juice boxes to losing students; Also plays: Dan Dad: the more laid back and ineffectual of Schwarzy's fathers. Also plays the role of: Olive's Dad A fantasy version of Olive's dad coming to the bee from work; for The Mystery Of Edwin Drood – “John Jasper:” Doubles as Mr. Clive Paget, sexy and volatile, matinee idol good looks with a twisted danger underneath the facade, tenor. 30-45; “Neville Landless:” Doubles as Mr. Victor Grinstead, handsome, dark and swarthy, given to bravado over subtlety, 30’s bari-tenor; “Reverend Chrisparkle:” Doubles as Mr. Cedric Moncrieffe, sweet and avuncular, could be stout, bari-tenor, 50’s to 60’s; “Bazzard:” Doubles as Mr. Phillip Bax and as Waiter, 30-45, thin built character man, mood range baritone, terribly humble, a bit of a ‘droopy dog’ type with good comic timing; “Durdles:” Doubles as Mr. Nick Cricker, excellent clown with vaudevillian skills, 35-55, a traditional busker type. Bari-tenor; “Flo:” An energetic everywoman with great comic timing; she is wardrobe and props mistress and ersatz stage manager. 30’s. Vocal range can vary though a capable soprano for group numbers would be preferred; “Rosa Bud:” Doubles as Miss Deirdre Peregrine, 20’s to early 30’s, beautiful but also possessing of fine comic timing, legit lyric soprano; “Helena Landless:” Doubles as Miss Janet Conover, described as “unpredictable,” she is fiery and bold with her broad strike comedy. Mid-range belt; for Million Dollar Quartet – “Carl Perkins:” (late 20s–early 30a); actor/singer/guitar player (lead guitar); he was the American pioneer of rockabilly music and best known for his song “Blue Suede Shoes”; must be an excellent lead guitarist. Please prepare a Carl Perkins song (or song in that style or from the era) and accompany yourself on the guitar. An Amp will be provided. In the production, Carl Perkins sings: “Matchbox”, “Who Do You Love?”, “My Babe”, “See You Later, Alligator”. Equity Principal Auditions AEA by appointment May 6 from 10am-5pm (lunch 1:45pm-3:15pm) and May 7 from 10am-9pm (break 1pm-5pm due to matinee performance) at Center for the Performing Arts (4 Center Green, Room 141/142 at the Studio Theater, Carmel IN 46032). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Bring headshot and resume stapled together. Prepare two brief (32 bars-up-tempo/ballad) songs from the traditional musical theatre repertoire that show you at your best or song in style of show for consideration. If auditioning for Carl Perkins in MDQ, bring guitar and accompany yourself for your audition. To schedule an appointment for Equity Members, beginning Apr. 22, ATI will accept Equity Members audition appointment requests via email to ATI PSM Kevin Casey at kcpsm@mac.com. Appointment times will be emailed back to confirm. Appointments will be given in seven-minute increments.

 

'JOSEPH And The AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT' – MAY 6-9 – THOUSAND OAKS - Cabrillo Music Theatre is casting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. First non-Equity rehearsal: Sep. 9; first Equity rehearsal: Sep. 18; performance dates: Oct. 13–22 (9 performances) at the Kavli Theatre, Bank of America Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks CA. Pays: $552/wk. min. for Equity Guest Artist Contracts. Seeking—“Joseph:” Male, 20-38, Charming, charismatic, well-built, confident, idealistic dreamer. Very strong actor and vocalist with great emotional vulnerability, Low A to High G; Narrator: Female, 18+, Powerful stage presence. Very strong vocalist. Storyteller. Wise. All ages and types will be considered, Low F-sharp to High G; Pharaoh: Male, 30-39, Regal. Iconic rock/pop star essence (ie Elvis, Michael Jackson, etc). Strong vocalist and dancer. May double as a brother. Low B to High G-sharp; “Jacob:” Male, 60+, Patriarch. Fatherly, stately, but with a streak of arrogance and foolishness. Strong actor and vocalist. Low A to C; “Reuben:” Male, 40-49, Eldest of Jacob’s sons. Sings “Those Canaan Days.” French dialect. Strong actor, singer, dancer. C to High E-flat; “Levi:” Male, 20-45, Sings “One More Angel in Heaven.” Southern dialect. Strong actor, singer, dancer. Low B to High F; “Judah:” Male, 20-45, Sings “Benjamin Calypso.” Caribbean dialect. Strong actor, singer, dancer. F to High F; “Potiphar:” Male, 40-49, Powerful and rich Egyptian capitalist. Ruthlessly unforgiving. Quick-tempered. Strong actor and vocalist. May double as brother. D to B; Butler: Male, 20-49, Character actors. Strong vocals. Good mover; Baker: male, 20-49, Character actors. Strong vocals. Good mover; Ensemble: Males & Females, 18+, Dancers who can sing, of all types, who are extremely proficient in at least one of the following: hip hop, breaking, krumping, pop & lock, other forms of hip hop, and/or urban dance, to play Brothers, Wives, Egyptians, etc; Children’s Chorus: Males & Females, 7-12, strong singers. Auditions for Equity and Non-union by appointment May 6 from 2pm-5:30pm, May 7 from 1pm-5pm and May 9 from 7pm-11pm at Hillcrest Center for the Arts (403 W Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks CA 91360). Equity Principal Audition for Equity Performers only by appointment May 8 from 10:15am-6pm at the same location. These are Equity Performer Auditions (not EPAs). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Cabrillo Music Theatre is no longer taking appointments by phone. Visit www.Cabrillomusictheatre.com and click on “Auditions” to sign up to for a time to be seen. Bring picture and resume. Bring sheet music in the style of the show, and in the proper key. Accompanist provided. No recorded music or a cappella. Nonunion, limit song to one minute.

 

'PIPPIN' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 7 - Apex Touring is seeking an immediate swing replacement for the 2017 national tour of Pippin. Immediate swing replacement for currently-running national tour, present through Nov. 18. Competitive salary plus per diem for travel portion. Seeking—Male Swing Track (Chorus/Ensemble): 21-35, male swing for the ensemble; strong Fosse-style dance skills as well as strong vocal ability; able to learn and retain various different tracks. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit headshot/resume, dance reel, and vocal submission via backstage.com or contact the touring company.

 

ECT's 'DARK Of The MOON' – MAY 7 – SAN PEDRO - Elysium Conservatory Theatre is casting Dark of the Moon. Artistic director states: "ECT roars into the summer with a epic re-imagining of 'The Ballad of Barbara Allen.' Delve into the furthest realms of good vs. evil, legend and imagination, as the most thrilling story ECT has ever conjured comes to life through the fearless artistry of mask and shadow work, acrobatics, dance, and song. Set in the Appalachian Mountains near Ol' Baldy, Dark of the Moon follows John (a witch boy) and Barbara (a human) as they fight for love among the terrifying worlds of conjurers and witches and an equally colorful cast of human characters. Dark of the Moon is the next great ECT fantasy brought to dazzling theatrical life in all its romantic, comedic, and heartbreaking glory." Rehearses May 15-July 26 (Mon. & Wed., 7pm-11pm; Sat., 10:30am-4:30pm); performs: July 28-Aug. 27 (Fri., Sat., & Sun.) in San Pedro CA. Note: There are no dues at ECT. Artistic director states: "Company members and guest artists receive benefits ranging from fearless artistic growth, no-cost access to the space, comp tickets, community, and the many performance and training opportunities at ECT." Seeking—“Miss Metcalf” (Lead): Female, 18-55, willingness to express fearlessly in movement and song a plus; “Mr. Bergen” (Lead): Male, 18-65, willingness to express fearlessly in movement and singing a plus; Male Witch (Original): 18-65, willingness to express fearlessly in movement and singing a plus; Female Witch (Original): 18-65, willingness to express fearlessly in movement and singing a plus. Audition by appointment May 7 from 11am-5:30pm at Elysium Conservatory Theatre (729 S. Palos Verdes St.San Pedro CA 90731). Audition preparation (read carefully): a classical monologue (two minutes total), a contrasting monologue from any writer/style (two minutes total), 16 bars of music sung from your soul, and one fearless artistic performance piece that creatively expresses your artistic spirit.

 

'DEBBIE DOES DALLAS' – MAY 7 – SAN FRANCISCO - OMG I Love That Show is casting Debbie Does Dallas, the musical directed by Leslie Waggoner. Project description: "The most important theatrical event of the twenty-first century, Debbie Does Dallas is a modern morality tale told as a comic musical of tragic proportions in the language of the rodeo-porno-football circus. Based on the 1970's 'blue movie' of the same name, the show follows Debbie Benton, an all-American, small-town sweetheart on her coming-of-age quest to realize her dream... to become a Texas Cowboys Cheerleader! The only thing standing in her way is the bus fare to Dallas and the inequity of her minimum wage job." Rehearsals to be held late May-July, in San Francisco CA. Travel stipend. Seeking—“Debbie Benton” (Lead): Female, 21-35, blonde, active, must be able to sing and perform cheerleading moves; “Lisa” (Lead): Female, 21-40, must also sing and cheer well; Supporting Roles: Males & Females, 21-40. Open Casting Call May 7 from 12noon-3:30pm at Oasis Theatre (298 11th StreetSan Francisco CA 94103). To download an audition form, visit www.tinyurl.com/mxt2jmy.

 

'A CHORUS LINE' – MAY 7 – BIRMINGHAM - Virginia Samford Theatre is casting the musical, A Chorus Line. Production runs Sep. 21-Oct. 1, in Birmingham AL. No pay. Seeking—Multiple Roles: Males & Females, 18+. Audition by appointment May 7 at 2pm at Virginia Samford Theatre (1116 26th Street, Birmingham AL 35205). You will need 16 bars of music in the style of the show, and a 30-60 second monologue. Dance call and call-backs immediately following. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

 

'The BEAUTIFUL MACHINE' – MAY 7 – SAN DIEGO - San Diego Fringe Festival is casting The Beautiful Machine for the San Diego Fringe Festival. Synopsis: "The Beautiful Machine" is the story of Ben Phoenix, wrongfully exiled to the fringes of society. In a world suffocated by radiation, this city of rings is the only sanctuary left. Distraught and running out of food, citizens are forced to obey the law or face death. Ben, with nothing left to his name, is the most talked about person in the city. Why is the government looking for him? Why does everyone want to recruit him? Does he hold the key to liberating the city? Rehearsal: TBD Seeking—“Ben Phoenix” (Lead): Male, 18-27, bari-tenor, 19. Love-struck and intelligent, too wrapped up to realize it; “Clarity Providence” (Lead): Female, 18-36, soprano, 30s. President's sister; vocal, passionate, fights for the oppressed; “Roman Valice” (Lead): Male, 24-50, baritone. Villain; the head of the military, law is his mantra; “Xandelle (Xan) Jackson” (Lead): Female, 18-40, mezzo. Sassy and impulsive; leads the Free children and runs the black market; Ensemble Male/Female (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, ensemble to play various roles; dancing required. Audition by appointment May 7 from 11:30am-7:30pm at The Dancehouse (1466 F St., San Diego CA 92101). For an audition appointment, submit electronically. Bring 16-32 bars of a pop/rock song. Have another selection ready just in case asked to sing another song. Also bring a short monologue (one minute; two minutes max). Callbacks: TBD (be prepared to sing from the show, sides from show, and dance combo).

 

'SING Of SINGAPORE' – MAY 7 & 8 – TEXAS CITY - College of the Mainland Community Theatre is casting the musical, Song of Singapore. Production runs July 18-30, in Texas City TX. No pay. Seeking—“Freddy S. Lyme” Male, 25-55, baritone, owner of the Song of Singapore Cafe and band leader, a blind Brit or Australian; “Rose:” Female, 25-40, mezzo soprano, an American amnesiac Big Band singer; “Hans Van Der Last:” Male, 25-55, high baritone/tenor, a ruined Dutch planter; “Spike Spaulden:” Male, 25-55, baritone, an expatriate Brooklynite on the run, ex-baseball player; “Chah Li:” Female, 25-40, soprano, a mysterious and beautiful Asian woman; “Inspector Marvin Kurland:” Male, 25-55, baritone, British, a corrupt local police official. Auditions by appointment May 7 at 7pm and May 8 at 7pm in Texas City TX. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

 

'ONCE ON THIS ISLAND' – MAY 7 & 8 – LANGHORNE - Acting Naturally is casting Once on This Island. Production description: "An amazing musical from the Tony Award-winning Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. This Caribbean themed musical is the story of Ti-Moune, a peasant girl, who falls in love with the wealthy Daniel. Watching over and puppeteering them are four Gods who enter into a bet of the outcome of their love. Will it end in love or death?" Evening rehearsals begin on May 16. Performances run July 14 at 7:30pm, July 16 at 3pm, July 22 at 7:30pm, and July 23 at 3pm. Rehearses and performs in Langhorne PA. No pay. Seeking—“Ti-Moune” (Lead): Female, 13-25, a beautifully spirited peasant girl, full of restless energy and optimism, the heroine, tries to break social barriers; strong alto belt; “Mama Euralie:” Female, 40+, Ti-Moune's adoptive mother, a peasant, caring, over-protective, superstitious, fiercely loving, and strong-willed; strong alto; “Ton-Ton-Julian:” Male, 50+, Ti-Moune’s adoptive father, a peasant, he teaches Ti-Moune that love has no limits, and he goes to great lengths to support her wishes, caring, loving; “Asaka:” Female, 18+, Mother of the Earth, solo and duets; “Erzulie:” Female, 18+, Goddess of Love, sets out to prove that love is stronger than the fear of death; strong soprano; “Agwe:” Male, 25-60, God of Water, larger than life, mysterious, strong singer; “PaPa Ge:” Male, 18+, The sly God of Death, antagonist to the other gods, cunning, manipulative, seductive, cynical, and teasing, he is feared; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 10+, excellent singers, dancers, all vocal types, gossipers, peasants, storytellers. Auditions by appointment May 7 at 3:30pm and Open Casting Call May 8 at 7pm at Acting Naturally Theatre (164 N. Flowers Mill RoadLanghorne PA 19047). Actors should prepare a musical theatre song. Cold readings from the script. Be prepared to dance. Seeking talent from Philadelphia PA.

 

EQUITY, 'PAJAMA GAME' – MAY 7 & 8 - Arena Stage is casting Equity performers with strong singing and dancing abilities for the ensemble and special chorus parts in Pajama Game. Rehearsals begin Sep. 26; runs Nov. 18-Dec. 24; possible extension through Dec. 31 in Washington DC. Pays: $936/wk. Equity LORT B+ Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—“Sid Sorokin:” Male, 30-49, the suave factory superintendent. Baritone/tenor with strong movement; “Babe Williams:” Female, 30-39, the leader of the Union Grievance Committee; resolute in her beliefs and actions. Mezzo/belt with strong movement; “Myron Hasler:” Male, 50-69, the head of the pajama factory; strict and severe. Some singing and movement; “Vernon Hines:” Male, 30-49, the factory timekeeper and Glady’s beau; insecure and jealous. Baritone and very strong dancer; “Prez:” Male, 30-59, the head of the Union; a huge flirt. Tenor with strong movement; “Gladys Hotchkiss:” Female, 20-39, Hasler’s secretary and Hines’ girlfriend; confident and bold. Mezzo and very strong dancer; Pop: Male, 50-69, Babe’s father; kind and agreeable. Will also play other roles in the ensemble. Strong singer and dancer; “Mae:” Female, 20-39, a member of the Union Grievance Committee; outgoing and direct. Strong singer and dancer. Equity Chorus Calls May 7 at 9:30am for Equity female singers & 2pm for Equity male singers and May 8, 2017: 9:30am for Equity female dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity male dancers who sing at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., New York NY 10018). ECC procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity monitor will be provided. Singers: Prepare two contrasting (uptempo and ballad) traditional musical theater songs, 16 bars or more. Bring pix & resume, stapled together. Dancers: Wear clothes you are able to move and dance in, and come prepared to learn a combination. Also, in case asked to stay and sing, prepare two contrasting (uptempo and ballad) traditional musical theater songs, 16 bars or more. Bring pix & resume, stapled together.

 

'CAROUSEL' – MAY 7 & 8 – KERRVILLE - Playhouse 2000 is casting the musical, Carousel. Production runs June 30-July 15, in Kerrville TX. No pay. Seeking—Multiple Roles: Males & Females,  18+. Auditions by appointment May 7 at 2:30pm and May 8 at 6:30pm at The Cailloux Theater (Kerrville TX). For appointment, or more information, call 830/896-9393.

 

'WEST SIDE STORY' – MAY 7 & 8 – PHOENIX - Scottsdale Musical Theater Company is casting West Side Story. Producers state: "SMTC prides itself on presenting affordable theatrical productions of well-known Broadway shows in their entire original Broadway versions with national tour sets and costumed and featuring the best of Phoenix area talent along with a full live orchestra so that these shows can be heard and appreciated as they were originally meant to be." Rehearsals begin June 25. Performances will run Aug. 17-20, in Scottsdale AZ. Stipend Pay ($150). Seeking—All Roles except “Henry Higgins: Males & Females, 16-60. Auditions by appointment May 7 from 6pm-9pm and May 8 from 8pm-10pm (dance audition is first each day) at Conservatory of Dance (13637 N. Tatum Blvd., southeast corner of Tatum & Thunderbird, next to Starbucks, Phoenix AZ 85032). Everyone who auditions (except for the adult non-singing roles) must attend the dance call, which will be held first - promptly at 6pm on Sunday or 8pm on Monday. Be ready to start on time, and wear dance appropriate clothes and shoes. All females should wear character heels if possible, unless you are auditioning exclusively for Anybodys. Being West Side Story, there will be dancer only parts cast. If you are auditioning just as a dancer, you still need to email or call to schedule which day you are attending. This is not an “open” call. Singers need to reserve a specific singing time via backstage or contact the theater. Auditions will be assigned every five minutes, and will take place after the dance call. Prepare two contrasting vocal selections of 32 bars or less ready in an appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided. Do not sing anything from the show; no CDs or a cappella singing will be allowed. You will also be asked to do a monologue, not to exceed one minute.

 

'ANNIE' – MAY 7-9 – WOODSIDE - Woodside Community Theatre is casting Annie, the musical. Performances to be held in Woodside CA. Seeking—All Roles (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Auditions by appointment May 7-9 in Woodside CA. To sign up, visit www.tinyurl.com/kpmpjwg.

 

'GUYS And DOLLS' – MAY 7, 9 & 10 – LEONIA - Players Guild of Leonia is casting all parts for Frank Loesser's Guys and Dolls. Director states: "We are the oldest continuing community theater in NJ (97 years) and named to the top three in 2015 and 2016 as 'Best Place in NJ for Non-Equity Theater' by voters of New Jersey Stage Magazine." Rehearsals begin in August 2017; runs Oct. 6-22 at Drill Hall Theater, 130 Grand Ave., Leonia NJ. Theater is near GW Bridge and accessible by bus. No pay. New members pay initial $60 membership fee, which includes one comp ticket. Seeking—“Sky Masterson” (Lead): Male, 25-40, baritone, B to E-flat; playing age 26–38; lead role. Charismatic, cool, and charming; Sky is a suave, intelligent, and confident gangster who naturally commands others’ respect and attention; handsome, with buckets of stage presence and sex appeal; Some dance/movement ability would be useful (though not essential) for the crap-shooting sequence; “Sarah Brown” (Lead): Female, 18-35, soprano to high A. Conventional, respectable, and principled, Sarah is initially a little too buttoned-up for her own good; she has genuine passion for her calling and compassion for her "fold" but gives Sky an initial frosty response; the actress playing this role has to play convincingly drunk; when under the influence of alcohol she allows her straitlaced persona to slip and falls exuberantly and madly in love; “Nathan Detroit” (Lead): Male, 30-50, baritone to high F. Organizer of the floating crap game, with a tendency towards neuroticism; Nathan is a lovable rogue who is always struggling to stay one step ahead of the pack and looking for the big break he never seems to get; funny, frustrated, but romantic, his heart is torn between the camaraderie of his gambling circle and the woman he loves; “Adelaide” (Lead): Female, 30-45, mezzo to A; playing age 30s to 40s; lead role. Lead performer at the "Hot Box," a somewhat tacky and dodgy cabaret joint; strong comic actress required, with dancing ability and ability to carry off a basque and stockings; she spends the whole show with the symptoms of a cold, acting through sneezes and congestion; “Nicely Nicely Johnson” (Supporting): Male, 30-50, male; tenor to high B-flat; playing age 30 to 50; supporting role. Best pal to Nathan Detroit; with a voracious appetite and boundless enthusiasm, Nicely is "nice" by nature and name; comic, cheerful, and likable, he delivers hilarious one-liners and a big, Broadway showstopper ("Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat") with equal aplomb; “Benny Southstreet” (Supporting): Male, 25-55, Nicely’s pal, with whom he sings the duet "Guys & Dolls" and trio "Fugue for Tinhorms"; upbeat, sometimes nervy, he is more of a novice in the gangster business and further down the pecking order. Full of character; “Harry the Horse” (Supporting): Male, 25-45, another gangster; has come into money by collecting the reward on his father (!); sidekick and mouthpiece to Big Jule, so, though a pleasant rogue, is more on the ball and can be a cool customer who is able to stand his ground when necessary. Sings with ensemble but not alone; “Arvide Abernathy” (Supporting): Male, 60-80, baritone. Sarah’s grandfather and significant member of the Salvation Army mission; wise, warm, and caring; “Rusty Charlie” (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 20-45, baritone. Sings the trio "Fugue for Tinhorns" with Nicely and Benny; “General Matilda B. Cartwright” (Supporting): Female, 40-65, mezzo. Regional representative of the Salavation Army; powerful, matronly, no-nonsense, with a formidable presence and, it transpires, a sense of humor; Hot Box Girls (Supporting): Female, 18-35, seeking four to six females to make up this chorus of performers who back-up Adelaide in her night club act; strong dancing, singing, and character performance required. They perform two numbers with Adelaide–-one of which involves stripping down to a basque and stockings. They will double into other aspects of the female ensemble; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, the ensemble make up the characters of Times Square, gangsters and their molls, Salvation Army personnel, and other cameos; seeking strong performers who can create individual, well-drawn characters. Open Casting Calls May 7 at 7pm, May 9 at 7pm and May 10 at 7pm at Drill Hall Theater (130 Grand Ave., Leonia NJ 07605). In-person audition is required. You will be asked to sing a song from the show. Sheet music will be provided. If cast, you must become a member of the Players Guild. For more information, visit http://www.leoniaplayers.org/.

 

'PETER PAN' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 8 - Once Upon A Time, Inc. is casting Peter Pan, a musical adaptation of the story of "the boy who wouldn't grow up". Rehearsals are in Queens NY; performs mostly weekday mornings in NYC schools. Pays $25 per performance plus unlimited free dance classes. Seeking—“Wendy Darling” (Lead): Female, 18+. Seeking talent from Richmond Hill NY. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'FAIRWAYS' – MAY 8 – ST. CHARLES - Steele Beam Theatre is casting Fairways, a musical. Project description: "A musical about honesty, love, and of course, golf." Runs in St. Charles IL. Some pay. Seeking—Males (Supporting): 14-69, strong singers, golf ability a plus; Females (Supporting): 18-60, strong singers, golf ability a plus. Audition by appointment May 8 from 7pm-9pm in St. Charles IL. Prepare 16 bars of a standard musical comedy song; you may be asked for a second selection. Readings will be held from the script. For appointment, visit backstage.com or the theatre.

 

EQUITY, 2017 NATIONAL MUSIC THEATER CONFERENCE – MAY 8 - Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center is casting the National Music Theater Conference of staged readings of three new musicals. Musicals include: Home Street Home (Runs June 20-July 1); Illa (Runs June 27-July 8) and Superhero (Runs July 4-15). Each musical is in residence for two weeks between June 20 and July 15 in Waterford CT. Pays $510/wk. currently, 2017 salary pending. Equity LORT Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—Equity Actors: Males & Females, 18+, all ethnicities for the 2017 Conference. For Home Street Home - Note for All Roles: This is a punk rock musical. All singing and musical performances are to be delivered with a punk sensibility. “Sue (Sue-icide):” female, 16-20; a sheltered teenage incest victim from the suburbs. Shy and withdrawn but eager to explore, and with an inner strength and toughness that allows her to transform into an empowered, take-charge street punk. Alto, versatile lead singer, strong punk belter with powerful low range, prefer belt up to D; Mom: female, 20s; the matriarch of the street tribe, she is the maternal influence on the street kids, acting as their protector as well as their moral compass. Alto, versatile lead and ensemble singer, strong punk belter with powerful low range; “PD:” male, 18-25; a flamboyant, witty, street punk. Charismatic, campy and self-aware, he is a snarky street hustler with a brain. Uses sarcasm and wit to hide his overwhelming desire to be cared for. Wide range tenor or Bari-tenor, prefer low G to high A, low notes flexible, strong punk lead and ensemble singer; “Trashley:” female, 18-25; Mom’s lover. Tough, caustic and streetwise, she projects an outer shell of toughness, but is sensitive and prone to jealousy. Alto, versatile lead singer, strong punk belter with powerful low range, prefer belt up to D; “Nosmo:” male, 18-25. A street musician junkie and the heart of the punk tribe. Warm, sensitive and sweet-natured, he is the balladeer who takes us through Sue’s story. Caught in the struggle between his addiction and his hunger to make music. Wide range tenor or Bari-tenor, strong punk lead and ensemble singer. Guitar skills a plus; “Special Ed:” male, late 20s to early 30s. Usually functions a few steps behind the rest of the tribe, he is a man of few words, but occasionally chimes in with a gem of unexpected wisdom. Tenor or Bari-Tenor, high A, strong punk lead and ensemble singer; “Big John:” male, early 40s. Overweight and a bit nerdy, he is insecure about his appearance and uses male prostitutes as his sexual outlet. Sweet and self-effacing, and would make someone a great husband if he could get out of his own way. Baritone; “Niko:” male, late 20s to early 30s. The neighborhood drug dealer and pimp. Easygoing and laid back, but can turn vicious with no warning. Inherently threatening and prone to violence, he is a smiling cobra who is always looking for the next score. Baritone; Sue’s Mother: female, late 30s; a suburban mother, aware of the abuse that is going on under her roof, and tortured by her inability to stop it. Soprano or Mezzo, strong lead singer; for Illa – “Prince:” African American male, 18-22; protagonist. A gifted classically trained dancer who attends a community college for dance but has dreams of leaving that life for a hip-hop career. Nerdy, awkward, socially awkward but can be charming, articulate, emotional, a bit naive. A little corny but capable of a "edger" side if pushed too far. Rapper, dancer, actor, singer; “Stacy:” Caucasian female, 18-22; new dance student at community college. Good looking, assertive, confident, trendy, brash, influenced by hip hop culture. Singer, dancer. Ability to rap; Mom: African American female, late 40's early 50's. African American studies professor who is trying to keep her family together during the 2008 Financial Crisis. Strong, assertive, no-nonsense humor, confident. R&B/Gospel singer; Pop: African American male, late 40's to early 50's. Worked at an automobile factory but was laid off due to cutbacks. Good looking alpha-male who speaks his mind. Passionate, prideful, and stubborn. R&B singer who can perform spoken word poetry; “Gary:” African American male age 30. College dropout with aspirations of being a self- made businessman. Mentors Prince to take over the rap industry. Fun, energetic, carefree, slick, charismatic hustler. R&B/Gospel singer and rapper; “Miss Morgan:” any ethnicity, age 27. Dance teacher. Active community leader, charismatic, ambitious, the voice of reason. R&B/Pop singer, ability to rap; “Leonard:” any ethnicity, age 18-22. A musical theatre fanatic, bubbly, happy, optimistic, accepting of all people, brings out Prince's inner geek. Rapper and singer; “Jorge:” Latino male, age 18-22. Good looking ladies’ man. Cool, suave, romantic swagger. Jokes around a lot but supports Prince with everything he does. Rapper and singer; Narrator: African American male, age 25-35. Leads the audience on the journey with a secret connection to story; Ciphers: Ensemble, lead narrators – six to ten young, multi-ethnic male & female. Singers, rappers and dancers to play iconic hip-hop legends, corporate executives, college students, hip-hop fans, and factory workers. Equity Principal Audition May 8 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., Room 16J; holding room 16L, New York NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. The musical styles this year span from contemporary Broadway to rock, jazz, hip-hop and rap. Prepare a brief song in one of those styles. Accompanist provided. Bring sheet music and two copies of your picture/resume, each stapled together. The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and subscribes to the LORT Agreement Non- Traditional Casting policy, encouraging participation by and casting of ethnic minority Actors (African American, Asian American, Hispanic American and Native American), women and Actors with disabilities in roles where race, ethnicity, gender, or the presence or absence of a disability is not germane. 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, 'SOUTH PACIFIC' – MAY 8 - Triad Stage is casting Equity singers and dancers for the ensemble in South Pacific. Rehearsals begin Aug. 22; previews begin Sep. 17; runs Sep. 22-Oct. 16 in Greensboro NC. Pays: $644/wk. Equity LOA Contract. Seeking—Equity Male & Female Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): 20-39. Equity Chorus Call May 8 at 9:30am for Equity male singers & 2pm for Equity female singers at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). ECC procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity monitor will be provided. Bring pix & resume, stapled together. Singers: Prepare a brief song from the “Golden Age” of Broadway (pre-1960). Bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.

 

'The SPEAKEASY' – MAY 8 – SAN FRANCISCO - The Speakeasy is casting The Speakeasy, an immersive theatrical experience produced by Boxcar Theatre in co-production with Sam Lee Laundry LLC. Synopsis: The Speakeasy is a promenade performance split into multiple rooms. A bar offers authentic cocktails, a casino has a craps table, roulette and black jack, and in the back room is a cabaret with night acts featuring an emcee, a chanteuse singer, chorus girls who dance and sing plus live music. 35 characters rotate thru the rooms in scripted immersive scenes throughout the evening. Currently running in San Francisco CA. Pays $400 rehearsal stipend. Typical contract. 12 weeks. Performances $55. per service. Producers Option after initial contract. Typical contract. Four to six weeks rehearsals three to five days a week. Seeking—Chorus Girls (Chorus/Ensemble): 18-30, speaking and nonspeaking roles; must sing and dance; 18-early 30s; “Roland” (Supporting): Male, 30-60, African American; sings, dances or plays piano; he works at the Speakeasy. Audition by appointment May 8 from 4pm-6:30pm (auditions later in the month of May if this date does not work out) at The Speakeasy, San Francisco CA. Email for more information and an audition slot. Send a headshot or photo and resume to Dena Martinez Casting atladenamartinez@gmail.com. Be prepared to sing and dance. No singing for Vinnie. We are currently looking ahead as this is an open ended run. Contracts will start in May and June. They will continue thru 2017. The start date will depend on actor availability and the role being offered.

 

EQUITY 'IRVING BERLIN's WHITE CHRISTMAS' – MAY 8 - Blue Skies Tour LLC is casting Equity dancers who sing for Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Rehearsals begin Oct. 22 in NYC; tours Nov. 7-Dec. 24 in Fayetteville AR; Fort Worth TX; Chicago IL; Dallas TX; San Antonio TX; and New Orleans LA. Equity Production (League) Tier D Tour Agreement. Seeking—Equity Dancers Who Sing (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+. Equity Chorus Calls May 8 at 10am for Equity male dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity female dancers who sing at Nola Studios (250 W. 54th St., both audition & holding room on 5th fl., New York NY 10019). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Characters are Early 20s to mid-30s. Major tap skills and must be equally strong in ballroom and theatre jazz. Must sing very well. Men: Jazz/character shoes and tap shoes; wear slacks and a button-down or polo shirt. You may be asked to sing. Prepare a traditional music theatre song. Berlin, Gershwin, Porter, & Kern only. Bring sheet music. Pianist provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Non-Equity performers will be seen, time permitting. Women: Character shoes with a heel and tap shoes with a heel. Wear a dance skirt or tap shorts. You may be asked to sing. Prepare a traditional music theatre song. Berlin, Gershwin, Porter, & Kern only. Bring sheet music. Pianist provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Non-Equity performers will be seen, time permitting. Note: This is the musical based on the classic movie musical White Christmas, featuring the timeless songs “Blue Skies”, “Love You Didn’t Do Right By Me”, “I Love a Piano”, and of course the title song “White Christmas”.

 

EQUITY, 'IN THE HEIGHTS' – MAY 8 – BOSTON - Wheelock Family Theatre is casting Equity performers for In The Heights. Lin-Manuel Miranda, music-lyrics; Quiara Alegria Hudes, book; Rehearsals begin Oct. 3; runs Oct. 27-Nov. 19 in Boston MA. Pays $440/wk. Equity LOA Agreement. Seeking—“Usnavi:” Male, 20-29, owner of De La Vega Bodega; must rap well; baritone; any ethnicity; “Nina:” Female, 18-25, a freshman at Stanford University, high belter to F5; any ethnicity; “Vanessa:” Female, 18-25, works at the salon, high belter to E5; any ethnicity; “Benny:” Male, 18-29, employee of Rosario's, must sing and rap well; African American; “Abuela Claudia:” Female, 45+, raised Usnavi, though not his blood grandmother, F#3 to C5; any ethnicity; “Camila Rosario:” Female, 30-45, Nina's mother, co-owner of Rosario's Car Service, G3 to B4; any ethnicity; “Kevin Rosario:” Male, 30-45, Nina's father, owner of Rosario's Car Service; baritone to E4; any ethnicity; “Sonny:” Male, 16-25, Usnavi's cousin, must sing and rap well; tenor to B-flat4; any ethnicity; “Daniela:” Female, 18-29, owner of Daniela's Salon; G3 to C5; any ethnicity; Piragua Guy: Male, 18+, scrapes piraguas from his block of ice; tenor, must have a sustainable A4; any ethnicity; Ensemble: Males & Females, 16+, excellent singers and dancers; hip hop; contemporary, and Latin ballroom styles are a plus. Equity Principal Audition, AEA by appointment May 8 from 10:30am-6:30pm (lunch break TBD) at Wheelock Family Theatre (180 Riverway, Boston MA 02215). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare 32-bars prepare a song in the style of the show. Those actors interested in auditioning for Usnavi, Benny, and Sunny should also prepare a one-minute rap. Material does not need to be appropriate for children. Five minute audition appointments will be given. AEA members can sign up for an appointment at  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090D4CA8A62AA4F58-intheheights. AEA members without appointments will be seen as time permits. Theater has limited street parking but is accessible by the T, Green Line. Wheelock Family Theatre is seeking Equity Actors, for principal roles in In The Heights. Strong actors, dancers, singers, and rappers encouraged to audition. Colorful Casting has been a WFT policy for 36 years. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Note that rehearsals are weekday evenings and weekend during the day. There will be select school matinee performances during the run of the production. For more info, visit www.wheelockfamilytheatre.org.

 

EQUITY, 'SINGIN' IN THE RAIN' – MAY 8 – AUSTIN - Zachary Scott Theatre Center/Theatre Ventures, Inc. is casting Equity performers for Singin' In The Rain. Betty Comden and Adolph Green, screenplay; Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown, songs; Runs TBD in Austin TX. Pays $478/wk. Equity LOA/LORT Agreement. Seeking—“Don Lockwood:” Male, 25-40, a suave Hollywood leading man; good singer; excellent dancer with strong tap; charming, charismatic; “Kathy Seldon:” Female, 20-30, beautiful ingénue; must sing and dance (especially tap) extremely well; “Lina Lamont:” Female, 25-40, comic actor-singer; a slow-witted silent film diva with a big personality and a harshly shrill, unpleasant voice; Don's regular co-star; “Cosmo Brown:” Male, 25-40, comic actor-singer-dancer with strong tap; a wacky and playful on-set pianist for silent films; Don's best friend and former dance partner; Production Singer: Male, 18-25, strong tenor who dances; the lead tenor in Monumental Pictures' first movie musical; Ensemble: Males & Females, 20-39, characters; excellent dancers who sing well; to play a variety of ensemble characters, male and female, any ethnicity. Equity Principal Audition May 8 from 2pm-10pm for AEA combo EPA/ECC Zachary Scott Theatre Center (1510 Toomey Rd., Whisenhunt Stage and Nowlin Rehearsal Studio on the ZACH Campus, Austin TX 78704). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Actors should prepare a song in the style of the show, and have a contrasting song ready if asked. Bring your book. Note: Dance Callbacks will be scheduled at a later date, by appointment. Callbacks May 9 by appointment. AEA members may schedule an appointment by emailing auditions@zachtheatre.org with subject line "SITR Austin Auditions"; attach headshot/resume in PDF/Word format with preferred audition time. ZACH Theatre celebrates its’ 85th Anniversary season with one of the greatest and most beloved classic musicals, brought to our stage in a new splashy, song and dance valentine to the Golden Age of movie musicals. For the first time in Austin, this production is designed especially for you. The joyous score features well-known songs like “Good Morning,” “Make ‘Em Laugh,” and the favorite, “Singin’ in the Rain” which will soar with ZACH’s full orchestra. And yes, it will rain on the Topfer stage. What a glorious feeling, I’m happy again.

 

EQUITY, ORLANDO SHAKESPEARE THEATER – MAY 8 - Orlando Shakespeare Theater is seeking Equity actor-singers for various roles in the 2017-18 season SPT and LOA season plays. SPT season includes: Native Gardens (Karen Zacarías, playwright; Rehearsals begin Dec. 12, 2017; runs Jan. 5-Feb. 4, 2018 at the Goldman Theater). LOA season includes: Man of La Mancha (Dale Wasserman, book; Mitch Leigh, music; Joe Darion, lyrics; Rehearsals begin Aug. 15; runs Sep. 8-Oct. 8 at the Margeson Theater); The Hound of the Baskervilles (Steven Canny and John Nicholson, playwrights, adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel; Rehearsals begin Sep. 19; runs Oct. 13-Nov. 19 at the Goldman Theater); It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Joe Landry, playwright; Rehearsals begin Nov. 6; runs Dec. 1-31 at the Margeson Theater); Shakespeare in Love (adapted for the stage by Lee Hall; based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard) and Twelfth Night (William Shakespeare, playwright) in repertory (performed on alternating nights, actors will be in both shows. Rehearsals begin Jan. 2, 2018; runs Feb. 9-Sep. 25); and Timon of Athens (William Shakespeare, playwright. Rehearsals begin Mar. 6; runs Mar. 30-Apr. 29). Cross-gender and color conscious casting: Orlando Shakespeare Theater encourages cross-gender and color conscious casting. Actors of all ethnic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to attend the auditions. Season rehearses and runs in Orlando FL. 2016-17 rate: $490/wk. for Equity SPT 7 Contract; $683/wk. for Equity LOA Contract. 2017-18 rate pending. Equity LOA and SPT Contracts. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: 18+. For MAN OF LA MANCHA - MANSERVANT/SANCHO PANZA: Male Hispanic. 40s-50s. Comic Tenor - Middle C3 to G4. Very loyal. He has served Quixote/Cervantes for many years and is devoted to him, even with all his vagaries; The following are all prisoners but take on the following roles in acting out Don Quixote’s play. The prisoners also play various Guards and Men of the Inquisition. ALDONZA/DULCINEA: Female Hispanic. mid-30s-40s. Mezzo-Soprano with Belt E3-E5. Raw, gutsy and sexy. The kitchen wench/prostitute who Don Quixote falls in love with and tries to make a lady; INNKEEPER/GOVERNOR: Male Hispanic. 40s-60s. Bass -Low G2 to C-sharp4/D-flat4; A large and powerful man, he is kind as the Innkeeper, but as the Governor, he is the powerful but fair leader of the inmate society in the prison; DR. CORRASCO/DUKE/KNIGHT OF THE MIRRORS: Male Hispanic. 30s-40s. Baritone Middle C up to D-flat (C3-C). Loves money, power and prestige. As the character of the Duke, he is second in command in the inmate society; ANTONIA: Female Hispanic. 20s-30s. Mezzo C4 to F5. Alonso’s niece; FEMINA: Female Hispanic. 20s-30s. Mezzo. A servant girl/dancer; MULETEERS/ENSEMBLE: The muleteers (20s-40s) are a rough, tough group. Except for the Barber, all have a taunting, vicious streak; BARBER/PACO: MULETEER, Tenor D up to G (G3-D4). Comic character as barber though also plays a rough muleteer; PEDRO/MULETEER: Baritone D to D. Lead muleteer, the roughest and most ruthless of all; ANSELMO/MULETEER: Also plays the Moor. Tenor C to B-flat; JOSE/MULETEER: Bass Baritone; JUAN/MULETEER: Baritone; TENORIO/MULETEER: Also plays CONTOUR, Tenor F to A-flat. Equity Principal Audition May 8 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W 46th St, 16th fl., New York NY 10036). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. All, prepare a brief monologue. To audition for Man of La Mancha, also prepare 16 bars of a song from or in the style of the show. Bring sheet music. Accompanist provided. Total audition time not to exceed two minutes. Bring one picture and resume, stapled together.

 

'FOREVER PLAID' – MAY 8 – TAMPA - Straz Center For The Performing Arts is casting Forever Plaid, a musical at The Straz Center for the Performing Arts. Synopsis: Once upon a time, there were four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who discovered that they shared a love for music and then got together to become their idols:The Four Freshman, The Hi-Lo's and The Crew Cuts. Rehearsing in the basement of Smudge's family's plumbing supply company, they became Forever Plaid. On the way to their first big gig, the "Plaids" are broadsided by a school bus and killed instantly. It is at the moment when their careers and lives end that the story of Forever Plaid begins. Singing in close harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations and executing their charmingly outlandish choreography with overzealous precision, the "Plaids" are a guaranteed smash, with a program of beloved songs and delightful patter that keeps audiences rolling in the aisles when they're not humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the 1950s. Rehearsals begin Jan. 3, 2018; runs Jan. 16-Mar. 11 in Tampa FL. To be discussed after auditions. Seeking—“Francis” (Lead): Male, 20-39, male lead; baritone; the leader and caretaker of the group; confident; asthmatic; he has a great deal of compassion for the music and the group; romantic crooner and spiritual singer; “Smudge” (Lead): Male, 20-39, bass; the worrier; he worries about the props, the running order, and always assumes the audience won't like him; has chronic nervous stomach and is oddly reluctant to perform; wears glasses, which hide his good looks and sex appeal; “Jinx” (Lead): Male, 20-39, tenor; the shy one; he lives his life terrified and doesn't always remember what song comes next; Sparky's step-brother, he occasionally gets a nosebleed when he sings above an A; “Sparky” (Lead): Male, 20-39, tenor; the clown; very sharp and loves singing his tailor-made solos; wears a retainer and has a slight speech impediment; energetic and clever; has Heart. Auditions by appointment May 8 from 12noon-8pm at Jaeb Theater (1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa FL 33602). To register, submit a current head shot and resume to auditions@strazcenter.org as well as the times that you are available for the audition. We will respond with an audition time. Prepare a one min Broadway-style song or something in the 1950s style of the show that showcases the character's personality; 16 bars of an up-tempo song; accompanist will be provided. Also be prepared to move and do cold-readings from the script.

 

EQUITY, 'FIRST DATE' – MAY 8 – DENVER - Denver Center for the Performing Arts is seeking male and female vocalists with comic acting ability for First Date. Rehearsals begin Oct. 24; previews begin Nov. 11; press opening Nov. 17; closes Apr. 22 in Denver CO. Pays: $708/wk. min. Equity Cabaret Contract. Seeking—“Aaron:” Male, 27-39, tenor. Jewish investment banker. He has never been on a blind date before. Out of his element, nervous, and trying way too hard; “Casey:” Female, 27-39, great belt/mix voice. Daring, bold, and delightfully controversial. All as a defense mechanism; Man #1 (Gabe/Reggie/Aaron’s Future Son/Google Backup/Stoner Guy/Friendly Therapist): 20-49, bari-tenor. Gabe is the mega dude/womanizer; has every answer to every question about women that has ever been asked; and probably has a catch phrase to go with that answer; Aaron's best friend since childhood. Reggie is Casey's fabulously fierce gay and over-imaginative best friend; easily sent into a tailspin of jealousy, paranoia, and drama. Stoner Guy is a bad boy from Casey's past; cocky and neglectful, he is overcompensating. Man #1 also plays a variety of characters from Aaron and Casey’s lives; Woman #1 (Grandma Ida/Lauren/Allison/Google Girl/Female with Megaphone/Aaron’s Mother): 20-49, belt/mix with soprano. Grandma Ida is Aaron's dead grandmother who feels strongly that her son should marry a Jewish woman. LAUREN is Casey's sister, happily (somewhat) married to her highly successful husband, Kevin, and wonders out loud why Casey can't break her bad habits and learn how to catch a winner; constantly trying to fix Casey, Lauren is more concerned with listening to her own advice than actually helping her sister. Allison is Aaron's ex-fiancé; gorgeous, sexy, uptight, conservative, controlling, and manipulative. Woman #1 also plays a variety of characters from Aaron and Casey’s lives; Man #2 (Water/Casey’s Christian Father/Blaze/Google Backup/British Artist): 30-59, bari-tenor. Waiter is a career waiter, who dabbles with songwriting and performing on the side; a romantic; he wants nothing more than for love to blossom in his restaurant; a closet poet as well. Casey's Christian Father is a stereotype super-Christian, praising the Easter Bunny and denouncing Judaism. British Artist is a bad boy from Casey's past; cocky and neglectful, he is overcompensating. Man #1 also plays a variety of characters from Aaron and Casey’s lives; Male Understudy: 18+; Female Understudy: 18+. Equity Principal Audition May 8 from 10am-6pm (break 1pm-2pm) at Denver Center for Performing Arts (1101 13th St., Denver CO 80204). An Equity monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare 16 bars of a contemporary uptempo number as well as a ballad. Bring sheet music in proper key as well as pix & resume, stapled together. Accompanist will be provided. Call 303/572-4591 (Mon.-Fri. between 9am-4pm) to schedule an appointment and for more info. Callbacks May 9.

 

'The WEDDING SINGER' – MAY 8 & 9 – GARDEN GROVE - One More Productions is casting The Wedding Singer at The GEM Theater in Garden Grove California. The Wedding Singer is a musical with music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin, and a book by Beguelin and Tim Herlihy. It is based on the 1998 film of the same name. The musical revolves around Robbie, who sings at weddings, his failed relationship with his former fiancée, and his romance with a new love, Julia. This fabulous fun musical is romp thru everything fun and delicious that the 80's had to offer. Upbeat, dance filled, and laugh out loud riot. Rehearsals begin May 22; runs June 29-July 23 at the GEM Theater, 12852 Main Street in Garden Grove CA. Seeking—“Robbie Hart” (Lead): Male, 22-35, the lead singer of a band; handsome and charismatic; a truly ‘nice’ guy that has the classic lead singer aura and personality; also a bit of a dreamer. In love with love; Rock Tenor, B3 to A-flat5, Strong Falsetto High C6, extremely strong singer and actor who can adapt to different styles, great comic timing, basic movement required, ability to play guitar a plus, but not necessary; if able, bring and include a guitar in your audition; “Sammy” (Lead): Male, Holly’s ex and the bass player in the wedding band and one of Robbie’s best friends; a total guy’s guy; not terribly bright but well-meaning and supportive; Rock n’ Roll Baritone/Tenor, D4-G5, excellent comic timing and basic movement required; age 25–35ish; “George” (Lead): Male, 18-35, the wedding band’s keyboardist and one of Robbie’s best friends; he is sensitive and somewhat flamboyant and eccentric; the foil to Sammy’s super guy attitude; the Boy George type; Rock n’ Roll Baritone/Tenor, C4-G5, strong character singer-actor who can rap and has a strong falsetto; “Julia” (Lead): Female, 18-35, Robbie’s friend, a sweet and understanding yet naive waitress who longs to get married; comedic ingénue; Pop Mezzo Soprano, G3-E5, strong singer and actor with good movement ability; “Holly” (Lead): Female, 18-35, Julia’s cousin; sexually promiscuous and always up for a good time, but wants to be loved and is looking for romantic fulfillment in all the wrong places; a cross between 80’s Madonna and Cyndi Lauper; pop Mezzo, A3-E5; strong singer-dancer; comedic timing a must; “Glen Guglia” (Supporting): Male, 25-36, Julia’s fiancé; a Wall Street broker; he is rich, shallow, and materialistic; constantly tries to buy Julia’s love with money; he is a bit of a womanizer; high Baritone/Tenor, D4 to B-flat5; strong actor and singer with basic movement/dance; “Rosie:” Robbie’s feisty grandmother who raised him. Lovable but with no shame; motherly but adventurous and always trying to remain “hip” despite her age; mezzo Soprano, C4-C5, strong musical theatre voice, but must learn rap, great comic timing, basic movement; age 60–70ish; younger actor may be cast and made to look age relevant; “Linda” (Supporting): Female, 18-30, Robbie’s fiancé who keeps Robbie around as a back-up plan; is more in love with the idea of Robbie being a rock star than she actually is with Robbie. Hard core rocker chick; Rock n’ Roll Alto Belt, A3-D5; strong belter with strong movement and flexibility; “Angie:” 18+, Angie; Julia’s conservative and overprotective mother; divorced and still bitter about it; wants Julia to marry Glen for his money and security; alto, B-flat3 to E-flat5, good singer; a main acting role with a couple of solo lines; Ensemble: 18-50, a physically and ethnically diverse group of strong singer-actors who dance or are good movers; interested in anyone with acrobatic or break-dancing ability; if you can perform any of these celebrity impressions, be prepared to do so at auditions: Billy Idol, Cyndi Lauper, Mr. T, Ronald Reagan, Tina Turner, Imelda Marcos. Seeking talent from Santa Ana, Los Angeles CA. Auditions May 8 & 9 at 7pm at the GEM Theater (12852 Main Street, Garden Grove CA 92840). Doors will open at 6:30pm & auditions will begin at 7pm. Callbacks are May 10. Bring sheet music in the proper key and in the style of the show (musical theater or 80s pop songs are encouraged). An accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to dance. Bring a headshot and resume. For information or questions, call 714/741.9550 x 225 or email damien@onemoreproductions.com.

 

'The PRINCE Of EGYPT' – MAY 8-11 - TheatreWorks Palo Alto The Prince of Egypt with music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Philip LaZebnik. Producers & Creatives Statement: The Prince of Egypt tells a universal story treasured by many cultures around the world. This production will honor that legacy by casting performers of the world’s many races and ethnicities to play characters from all the cultures portrayed in the show. We will be fully inclusive in our casting and are seeking a very diverse cast. Actors of all races, religions, and ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition. Rehearsals begin on/about Sept. 8; runs on/about Oct. 6-Nov. 5 in Redwood City CA. Pays: $861/wk. Equity LORT B Contract. Seeking—“Moses:” Male, 20-39, a prince of Egypt. Playful but with a soulful core. A high tenor, sings up to B-flat, with a thrilling voice and large range; principal; “Ramses:” Male, 20-39, a prince of Egypt, heir to the throne. Moses’ brother. While also young, he has a serious and self-critical streak and is also quite competitive with Moses. Through trials of great pain over the course of the show be ultimately becomes a great leader of the Egyptians. A tenor, sings up to G-sharp, but with a well-developed lower range; principal; “Tzipporah:” Female, 20-39, a Midian princess, fiery and rebellious. She is full of spirit and strength, and wants nothing more than for her people to be free. Must have a thrilling high belt, but also a well-developed and beautiful mix; principal; “Jethro:” Male, 50-65, the High Priest of Midian. A powerful, wise presence, with a joyful twinkle in his eye. Full of love and buoyancy, with a deep spiritual center. A high baritone, must sing up to G, with a warm voice; principal; “Pharaoh Seti:” Male, 50-69, the Pharaoh of Egypt. Commanding, carries himself with great dignity and authority. A general and still a great leader of his army. A low baritone/bass; principal; “Hotep:” Male, 35-65, the High Priest of Egypt. A devout believer in the power of the Egyptian gods and Egypt itself. He is also a schemer, looking for ways to increase his own power. A low baritone/bass; principal; “Aaron:” Male, 25-40, Moses’ Hebrew brother. He’s someone who doesn’t want to rock the boat, and tries desperately to contain his radical sister. He’s a worrier and a bit of a nebbish. A strong singer, with a mid-tenor range; principal; “Miriam:” Female, 30-49, Moses’ Hebrew sister; a believer. It is Miriam who always believed in Moses, and she who most fervently supports him and follows him once he finds out his true heritage. A strong singer with a well-developed belt, and a beautiful mix; principal; “Nefertari:” Female, 20-39, Ramses’ wife-to-be. The daughter of one of the most powerful families in Egypt, she is marrying Ramses to return her family to the glory of being Pharaoh. Cold, snobbish, and seemingly heartless, we discover over the course of the show that there is a vulnerable woman underneath. A strong singer though full vocal range needed, belt and mix; principal; “Jocheved:” Female, 20-39, Moses’ Mother. She is deeply loving and does everything she can to save her son. She also needs to have an incredible singing voice and be able to perform Middle Eastern style vocalizations; featured ensemble; Young “Miriam:” Female, 10-11, Moses’ sister. Strong willed and daring, but also aware of her place as a slave in the Egyptian world. Will also play a Hebrew child later in the show. Strong singer needed; featured ensemble. Auditions by appointment May 8-11 in New York NY 10018. For consideration, email headshot & resume to princeofegyptauditions@gmail.com with the title of the show and specific role in either the subject line or body of the email. Seeking submissions from AEA members. AEA members must submit themselves directly in order to be considered via this posting (no agent or third-party submissions). 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.

 

'MARY POPPINS' – MAY 8 & 13 – CHICAGO - Overshadowed Theatrical Productions is casting Mary Poppins, a musical. Project description: "the delightful story of a family in trouble and a stern, yet magical nanny that 'blows' in one day bringing adventure, order, and just the right 'medicine' to bring them together. The stage characters have been beautifully written, we learn more about Mr. and Mrs. Banks and are introduced to characters that readers will recognize but were not in the film. This is a magical musical the whole family will enjoy." Runs July 14-Aug. 5, in Medinah IL. Seeking—Actors: 18+. Auditions by appointment May 8 from 6pm-7pm for ages age 8-13 & 7pm-9pm for ages 14+ and May 13 from 8am-10am for ages 8-13 & 10am-12noon for ages 14+ at Medinah Baptist Church (900 Foster Ave., Chicago IL 60640).

 

EQUITY, NORA THEATRE COMPANY – MAY 8 & 15 – CAMBRIDGE - Nora Theatre Company is seeking Equity performers for various roles in the upcoming 2017-18 season including: The Revolutionists (Rehearsals begin Sep. 26; runs Oct. 19-Nov. 12), A Christmas Carol (Rehearsals begin Oct. 31; runs Nov. 24-Dec. 31), Proof (Rehearsals begin Dec. 26; runs Jan. 18, 2018-Feb. 18), world premiere of The Women Who Mapped the Stars (Rehearsals begin Mar. 26; runs Apr. 19-May 20), and Dangerous Liaisons (Rehearsals begin Mar. 26; runs Apr. 19-May 20). Season rehearses and runs in Cambridge MA. Pays: $425/wk. Equity NEAT 6 Contract. Seeking—All Roles: 18+. Equity Principal Auditions May 8 from 10am-10pm (break 2pm-7pm) and May 15 from 11am-7pm (break 2pm-3pm) at Central Square Theater (450 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge MA 02139). An Equity monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Email akelly@centralsquaretheater.org. Appointment slots are five minutes each. Prepare two contrasting monologues or a scene from the play you are most interested in. Bring pix & resume. Equity members without appointments seen as time permits on the day of.

'I CONFESS' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 12 - KydDaltonLLC is casting I Confess, a dramatic and controversial musical in which we take all your favorite musical theatre songs and smash them together to create a story of the tough life of an adolescent. Rehearses Apr. 14-20; runs Apr. 21 and 23 in Chattanooga TN. Seeking—“Olivia” (Lead): Female, 14-18, A pretty popular girl who becomes completely depressed when she is caught in a twisted love triangle; singing role; “Rose” (Lead): Female, 14-18, a quiet and shy girl with a secret past, but all will be revealed when she becomes caught in a love triangle; singing role; “Luke” (Lead): Male, 14-18, a popular bad boy who becomes mixed up in a love triangle that he is the center of; singing role; “Madeline” (Lead): Female, 8-12, Olivia's little sister who is outgoing, but will shrivel up and hide whenever she comes in contact with her crush; singing role; “Henry” (Lead): Male, 13-18, Rose's boyfriend who becomes blackmailed when news of Rose's past break out; singing role; “Bicky” (Supporting): Male, 8-12, Madeline's crush and Henry's little brother; he is the most popular elementary school kid, which is a big deal to him; singing role; “Ms. Scarlett” (Supporting): Female, 18+, a mean old teacher who will stop at nothing to ruin the lives of her students; partial singing role; “Lily” (Supporting): Female, 12-18, a girl in Olivia's clique; she is not all mean like Laurie and has a sweet side; singing role. (WE ARE ACCEPTING TWINS TO PLAY LILY AND LAURIE); “Laurie” (Supporting): Female, 12-18, a girl in Olivia's clique; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 8-18, at least six ensemble members. Seeking talent from Chattanooga TN. Video tape yourself singing an audition song and perform a short monologue. If you have trouble turning in your video through backstage email your auditions to Georgebdalton@gmail.com.

 

EQUITY, ARDEN THEATRE COMPANY – MAY 12 - Arden Theatre Company is casting Equity actors for the 2017-2018 LORT Season including: Cabaret (Joe Masteroff, book; Fred Ebb, lyrics; John Kander, music; Rehearsals Aug. 22; Sep. 21-Oct. 29), Touchtones (World Premiere Musical. Michael Hollinger and Robert Maggio, story; Michael Hollinger, book-lyrics; Robert Maggio, music; Rehearses Sep. 19; runs Oct. 19-Dec. 3 or 17), A Doll’s House (Henrik Ibsen, writer; Rehearses Dec. 19; runs Jan. 11, 2018-Feb. 25 or Mar. 11), The Bluest Eye (Toni Morrison, coord.; Lydia Diamond, adapted; Rehearsals begin Feb. 6; runs Mar. 1-Apr. 8 or 15), and TBD Musical (Rehearsals begin Apr. 17; runs May 17-June 24 or July 1). Season runs in Philadelphia PA. Pays $637/wk. (Arcadia Stage; LORT D.) or $799/wk. (F. Otto Haas Stage; LORT C.) Equity LORT Non-Rep Agreements. Seeking—Equity Actors and Singers: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Audition May 12 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. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Prepare one musical selection, clearly marked, approximately 16 bars in length and a one minute contemporary monologue; or one monologue no longer than two minutes in length. Associate Artistic Director Matthew Decker and Casting Associate Sarah Scafidi will attend auditions.

 

'HIGH FIDELITY' – MAY 12 & 13 – CHICAGO - ColorBox Theatre is casting High Fidelity, a musical. Project description: "This charming operetta, which is based on Chekov’s 'The Boor' and Shaw’s 'How He Lied to Her Husband,' is set in Chicago in the 1900’s. Aurora has been mourning the loss of her husband (whom she really didn’t love) for one year and her cousin Georgina shows her that Spring has come and it’s time to start living again. Two unexpected men come knocking on Aurora’s door to collect a debt her late husband left – but Aurora will not pay the debt. An argument develops between Ted (who is owed the debt) and Aurora – which leads to a gun duel, while Georgina falls for Ted’s ward: Henry – but Henry seems to be infatuated with Aurora. It’s a tangled web of high society tempers, love and farce – mapped out carefully in this delightful two-act operetta." Rehearsals begin June 2. Runs Aug. 18-Sep. 3, in Chicago IL. Some pay. Seeking—“Aurora” (Lead): Female, 25-30, lyric coloratura: C4-E6; “Georgina” (Supporting): Female, 25-35, mezzo soprano: A3-A5; “Henry” (Supporting): Male, 25-30, lyric tenor: C3-A4; “Ted (Supporting): Male, 25-40, buffo/lyric baritone: A2 to F-sharp4. Auditions by appointment May 12 from 6pm-10pm and May 13 from 12noon-3pm at About Face Theatre (5252 N. Broadway, Chicago IL 60640). Prepare an aria (any language) and one art song in English, or a classic musical theatre piece. Also prepare a one-minute monologue; comedic preferred.

 

'BEAUTY And The BEAST' – MAY 12, 14 & 15 – WESTMINSTER - September Song Musical Theatre is casting Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Production description: "September Song Musical Theatre (SSMT) has organized and performed a Broadway musical for the past forty-three years. Founded by two educators, Arnie Hayes and Robert 'Doc' Kersey, September Song is a non-profit community theatre based in Carroll County Maryland that annually draws a talented cast and production staff from Carroll, Baltimore, Howard, Anne Arundel, and Frederick Counties, as well as Baltimore City and Pennsylvania. We are dedicated to spreading a quality gift of the arts through musical theatre to all of our participants on and off stage as well as to our audiences of all ages." Performances run Aug. 31-Sep. 4, in Westminster MD. No pay. Seeking—Performer: 7+. Open Casting Calls May 12 at 6:30pm, May 14 at 2:30pm and May 15 at 6:30pm at Carroll County Arts Center (91 West Main Street, Westminster MD 21157). Come prepared to learn a short dance routine to music from the show. Dress comfortably and bring appropriate footwear. For those that are auditioning for a speaking role, you will be asked to read from the script. There’s no need to prepare a monologue. Callbacks, if needed, May 15. Casting states: "We are seeking a diverse cast of all ages."

 

'A BRUSH With JAZZ' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 13 - Disturbing The Piece is casting A Brush with Jazz, a musical with painting. Rehearsals will be minimal (one time a week) and there will be a lot of at-home practicing. Performs June 3 in Atlanta GA. Compensation will be discussed upon hire, based on role played. Seeking—Singer-Actress (Supporting): 18+, seeking two women who both sing jazz and act; must be able to retain lines and sing popular jazz songs; Singer-Actor (Supporting): 18+, male who sings jazz and acts; must be able to retain lines and sing popular jazz songs. Seeking talent from Atlanta GA. Must live less than one hour outside of Atlanta. Send a clip of you singing jazz, acting, and/or playing the trumpet (whatever your role asked) via backstage.com or contact the casting company. Videos should not be more than two minutes long. Any submissions without fulfilling these requirements will not be considered.

 

EQUITY, 'MY FAIR LADY' – MAY 13 – MARIETTA - Atlanta Lyric Theatre is casting My Fair Lady. Frederick Loewe, music; Alan Jay Lerner, book & lyrics; Rehearsals begin July 23; runs Aug. 18-Sep. 3 in Marietta GA. Pays $420/wk. Equity LOA Agreement. Seeking—“Eliza Doolittle:” Female, 18+, a Cockney flower girl from Lisson Grove working outside Covent Garden; soprano- middle C to high G; “Colonel Pickering:” Male, 18+, retired British officer with colonial experience; the author of “Spoken Sanskrit”; baritone; “Henry Higgins:” Male, 18+, British upper class professional bachelor, world famous phonetics expert; baritone; “Freddy Eynsford-Hi:” Male, 18+, upper class young man who becomes completely smitten with Eliza; tenor; “Alfred P. Doolittle:” Male, 18+, Eliza’s father; an elderly but vigorous dustman; baritone; “Mrs. Pearce:” Female, 18+, Henry Higgins’ housekeeper; mezzo-soprano; Ensemble: Males & Females, 18+, various roles some named and featured. Equity Principal Audition May 13 from 12noon-8pm (break from 3:30pm-4:30pm) at Lyric Studio Theatre In The Square (12 Powder Springs, Entrance under maroon awning, Marietta GA 30067). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare 32 bars of a 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. Sopranos-be prepared to sing high G. For more info, visit www.atlantalyric.com. 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.

 

'URINETOWN' – MAY 13-15 – PORTLAND - Anonymous Theatre is casting the musical, Urinetown. Project description: "Actors cast in Anonymous Theatre do not learn the identity of their cast mates until they are onstage in front of the audience, and keep their participation in the event a secret. Actors rehearse one-on-one with the director, but do much of the preparation work on their own." Performance runs Aug. 7, at Portland Center Stage's main stage, in Portland OR. Pays $200-300. Seeking—All Roles (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+. Auditions by appointment May 13 from 2pm-5:30pm at Shoebox Theater (2110 SE 10th Avenue, Portland OR 97214); May 14 from 2pm-10pm and May 15 from 7pm-10pm at Oregon Children's Theatre (1939 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland OR 97232). Sign-up for an audition slot at tinyurl.com/AnonymousPDX. Actors will read from one audition side, sing 16 bars of a character song, and dance a combination that will be sent in advance via video. Audition sides and a dance video link will be sent within two weeks of the auditions.

 

'RAGTIME' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 15 - The Broadhollow Theatre Company is casting the BroadHollow Theatre Company's upcoming production of Ragtime. The BroadHollow Theatre Company is a non-equity, not-for-profit community theater. Rehearsals begin in early May in East Islip NY; runs June 24-Aug. 20 in East Islip and Elmont NY. A small stipend per performance is provided. Seeking—Featured Roles and Ensemble (Supporting): Males & Females, 18-59. Seeking talent from East Islip NY. Submit headshot and resume to Marian Waller. For further info, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

FLORIDA REPERTORY THEATRE – MAY 15 – FORT MYER - Florida Repertory Theatre is casting the 2017-18 Season including: Outside Mullingar (John Patrick Shanley, writer; Rehearsals begin Aug. 29; runs Sep. 19-Oct. 22 with possible ext. through Oct. 29); Sylvia (A.R. Gurney, writer; Rehearsals begin Oct. 3; runs Oct. 24-Nov. 15 with possible ext. through Nov. 19); Disgraced (Ayad Akhtar, writer; Rehearsals begin Oct. 17; runs Nov. 7-Dec. 10); The Last Night of Ballyhoo (Alfred Uhry, writer. Rehearsals begin Nov. 7; runs Nov. 28-Dec. 17); Night and Day: A Cole Porter Revue (Robert Cacioppo, conception-dir. Rehearsals begin Nov. 28; runs Dec. 19, 2017-Feb. 25, 2018 with possible ext. through Mar. 11); How the Other Half Loves (Alan Ayckbourn, writer; Rehearsals begin Dec. 19; runs Jan. 9-31 with possible ext. through Feb. 4); The Miracle Worker (William Gibson, writer; Rehearsals begin Jan. 23; runs Feb. 13-Mar. 7 with possible ext. through Mar. 11); Cabaret (1998 Version) (Joe Masteroff, book; John Kander, music; Fred Ebb, lyrics. Rehearsals begin Feb. 27; runs Mar. 20-April 11 with possible ext. through Apr. 29); and a TBA world premiere (Rehearsals begin Mar. 13; runs Apr. 3-May 6 with possible ext. through May 20). Season runs in Ft. Myers FL. Equity LOA approval/salary level pending (2016-17 weekly minimum: $613). Housing provided for out-of-town performers. Seeking—Actors Who Sing: Males & Females, 18+. For NIGHT AND DAY: A COLE PORTER REVUE - All vocal types sought. Seeking strong musicians, singers, and dancers. Woman 1: 40s. Mezzo/belt. A glamorous leading lady; Man 1: 40s. Baritone. A handsome leading man. Elegant and mysterious; Woman 2: Late 20s/early 30s. Soprano/belt. An ingénue with a bit of an edge. A wise woman of the roaring 20s; Man 2: Late 20s/early 30s. Young comic tenor; for CABARET (1998 version) - Emcee: 30s and up. Master of Ceremonies in the Kit Kat Club. An androgynous, flamboyant, and magnetic presence. He is dark, sinister, vulgar, yet lovable, playful, filled with love of life, and has an all-knowing quality about him. Must be a strong singer and dancer. Experience with musical instruments a plus, but not a must. Speaks with a German accent. Tenor; “Sally Bowles:” Early-mid 20s. Mezzo with a strong belt. A British headliner at the Kit Kat Club. A strong willed woman away from home, quirky, independent, yet vulnerable. Must be a strong singer and dancer; “Clifford ‘Cliff’ Bradshaw:” Early-mid 20s. Tenor. An American writer looking for his voice in Berlin. Friendly, naive, kind. A bit conflicted. Should move well; “Fraulein Kost” (doubles as Fritzie, a Kit Kat Girl): 20s-30s. Alto/Mezzo. A quick witted and sharp-tongued woman with a big personality. Must be a strong dancer. Experience with musical instruments a plus; “Herr Schultz:” 50s-60s. Tenor. A kind and gentle Jewish man. Runs a fruit shop in Berlin. Kit Kat Girls: “Rosie:” 20s-30s. Non speaking. Must be a strong dancer. Experience with musical instruments a plus but not necessary; “Lulu:” 20s-30s. Non speaking. Must be a strong dancer. Experience with musical instruments a plus but not necessary; “Frenchie” (doubles as the Gorilla/dancer): 20s-30s. Non speaking. Must be a strong dancer. Experience with musical instruments a plus but not necessary; “Texas:” 20s-30s. Must be a strong dancer. Experience with musical instruments a plus but not necessary; “Helga:” 20s-30s. Must be a strong dancer. Experience with musical instruments a plus but not necessary; Kit Kat Boys: “Bobby:” 20s-30s. Must be a strong dancer. Experience with musical instruments a plus but not necessary; “Victor:” 20s-30s. Must be a strong dancer. Experience with musical instruments a plus but not necessary; “Hans” (doubles as Rudy, a nonspeaking sailor): 20s-30s. Non speaking. Must be a strong dancer. Experience with musical instruments a plus but not necessary; “Herman” (doubles as Max and a Customs Official): 20s-30s. Non speaking. Must be a strong dancer. Experience with musical instruments a plus but not necessary. Equity Principal Audition by appointment May 15 from 10am-6pm at Florida Repertory Theatre (2267 1st St., Arcade Theatre, Fort Myers FL 33901). For a five-minute appointment, call 239/332- 4665 ext. 2030. Leave name, number, Equity status, and choice of audition times and date. You will be called back with confirmation. Equity Members without appointments will be seen throughout each audition session as time permits. Callbacks at a later date. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare two brief contrasting monologues. If you are singing, prepare one monologue and one song. An accompanist will be provided. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together.

 

EQUITY, 'SCHOOL Of ROCK,' SETA TOUR EPA – MAY 15 & 16 - School of Rock on Tour LLC is casting Equity adult and child actors-singers for School Of Rock. Andrew Lloyd Webber, music; Glenn Slater, lyrics; Julian Fellowes, book; Rehearsals begin July/August; tour runs TBD. Pays $963/wk. Equity Short Engagement Touring Category 1 Agreement. Seeking—“Rosalie Mullins:” Female, 25-39, a rock chick imprisoned in the body and life of a stern and correct headmistress; soprano with a strong belt; “Dewey Finn:” Male, 25-39, an original; high rock tenor; great comedic/improv skills a plus, basic guitar a must; “Ned Schneebly:” Male, 20-39, was once as keen on rock as Dewey, but failure has beaten him down; he clings to his girlfriend, Patty, as the one sure thing in a sea of regrets; rock voice; “Patty:” Female, 25-39, a hard woman who knows what she wants, and she doesn’t want Dewey; not in her life; not in Ned’s life; her dislike of Dewey is the strongest thing about her; strong belt voice; “Ms. Sheinkopf:” Female, 30-39, has been at Horace Green for as long as anyone can remember; her years of service have not softened her; pop/rock singer who moves well; may cover “Rosalie” and/or “Patty; “Tomika:” Female, 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; pop/rock singer who moves well; children must be under 5' tall and ages 9-12; “Summer:” Female, 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; children must be under 5' tall and ages 9-12; “Katie:” Female, plays guitar/bass guitar; she is distinguished by her talent for the bass; pop/rock singer who moves well; children must be under 5' tall and ages 9-12; “Marcy” Female, clever girl; backup singer with style; pop/rock singer who moves well; will understudy Summer: a blonde 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; children must be under 5' tall and ages 9-12; “Shonelle:” Female, clever girl; backup singer with style; pop/rock singer who moves well; will understudy 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 pop/rock singer who moves well; children must be under 5' tall and ages 9-12; “Zack:” Male, plays guitar; 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; pop/rock singer who moves well; children must be under 5' tall and ages 9-12; “Lawrence:” Male, plays piano; 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; pop/rock singer who moves well; children must be under 5' tall and ages 9-12; “Freddy:” Male, plays drums; a boy who is happy to be released; pop/rock singer who moves well; children must be under 5' tall and ages 9-12; “Billy” Male, a boy with a marked artistic flair, and other problems; pop/rock Singer who moves well; children must be under 5' tall and ages 9-12; “Mason:” Male, 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: plays piano; 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; pop/rock singer who moves well; children must be under 5' tall and ages 9-12. Equity Principal Auditions May 15 from 10am-6pm and May 16 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th Fl., New York NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. For Adults: prepare a brief pop, pop/rock, or rock and roll song. An accompanist will be provided. For Children: prepare a brief pop/rock, or rock and roll song. An accompanist will be provided. Boys who play guitar, bass, or piano please prepare an additional piece on your instrument. Girls who play guitar or bass, prepare an additional piece on your instrument. If you play the drums, bring your drumsticks. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Seeking actors of all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds.

 

EQUITY, 'RAGS' – MAY 15 & 16 - Goodspeed Opera House is seeking Equity dancers who sing and singers who move for the ensemble in Rags. Joseph Stein, original book; Charles Strouse, music; Stephen Schwartz, lyrics; Rehearsals begin Sep. 5; runs Oct. 6-Dec. 17 in East Haddam CT. Pays: $861/wk. current min. LORT B Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—Equity Singers Who Move: Males & Females, 18+; Equity Dancers Who Sing: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Chorus Calls May 15 at 10am for Equity male singers who move & 2pm for Equity female singers who move and May 16 at 10am for Equity male dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity female dancers who sing at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018). ECC procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity monitor will be provided. Singers: Prepare a traditional musical theater song in the style of Charles Strouse. Bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Bring pix & resume. You may be asked to stay and learn a movement combination after you sing. Dancers: Bring character shoes. Prepare a traditional musical theater song in the style of Charles Strouse in case asked to stay and sing. Bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Bring pix & resume.

 

PORTLAND CENTER STAGE – MAY 15 & 16 – PORTLAND - Portland Center Stage is casting the 2017-18 Season including: Fun Home, Every Brilliant Thing, Mojada, Winter Song and A Christmas Memory, Twist Your Dickens, Astoria: Parts One and Two, Kodachrome, The Magic Play, Major Barbara, And So We Walked and Lady Day at Emerson's Car and Grill." Season runs throughout 2017-18, in Portland OR. Professional pay. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+. Open Casting Calls May 15 from 9:45am-5pm and May 16 from 9:45am-5pm at Portland Center Stage (128 NW 11th Ave., Ellyn Bye Studio, Portland OR 97209). We will begin making appointments at 9:45am each day for that day's auditions. You must arrive on the appropriate day to secure an audition. Prepare two contrasting monologues and for singers an optional 16 bars of a song, (accompanist will be provided on both days). Total audition should not exceed 2 minutes (we may only have time to see one monologue). Bring two headshots w/resumes. For appointments, visit backstage.com or contact the stage.

 

'AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'' – MAY 15 & 22 - DEAL PARK - Axelrod Performing Arts Center is casting Ain't Misbehavin'. The inimitable Thomas "Fats" Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club and that jumpin' new beat, swing music. Although not quite a biography, Ain't Misbehavin' evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast struts, strums and sings the songs that he made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood and concert stages in the US, Canada, and Europe. Featuring five triple-threat actors and a unit set, Ain't Misbehavin' provides the perfect opportunity to deliver a smash hit while minimizing resources. The intoxicating music of Fats Waller will delight and energize audiences as well as provide great insight into a vibrant time in American history and music. Assembled under the expert eye of director/lyricist, Richard Maltby, Jr., Ain't Misbehavin' is one of the most popular, well-crafted revues of all time and winner of the 1978 Tony Award for Best Musical. Performance dates: Aug. 13-20, 2017 at Axelrod PAC, 100 Grant Ave., Deal Park NJ. Seeking—“André:” Male, 25-45, baritone; an unrepentant party hound. A flirt and a bit of a womanizer; “Armelia:” Female, 25-45, soprano; a voluptuous and sassy woman. Very strong-willed and not afraid to share her thoughts; “Charlene:” Female, 18-25, mezzo; a sweet, young lady. Very innocent; “Ken:” Male, 25-45, bari-tenor; jovial, cheerful, and loud. Larger than life; “Nell:” Female, 30-45, mezzo; confident and charming. A knowledgeable woman of the world. Auditions by appointment May 15 from 6pm-7pm and May 22 from 6pm-7pm at Axelrod Performing Arts Center (100 Grant Ave., Deal Park NJ 07723). Open Casting Calls May 15 at 7pm and May 22 at 7pm at the same location. Prepare 32 bars of two songs (up tempo and ballad). Looking for appropriate standards from the 1930s and 1940s or Broadway/film songs--not contemporary theater or pop songs. Accompanist provided.

 

'42nd STREET' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 16 - Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre is casting 42nd Street, a musical. Rehearsal begins Oct. 7. Production runs Nov. 3-19, in Pleasanton CA. Travel stipend available for non-AEA actors. Seeking—“Peggy Sawyer” (Lead): Female, 18-30, soprano, intense solo dancing; “Billy Lawlor” (Lead): Male, 25-35, tenor, medium solo dancing; “Dorothy Brock” (Lead): Female, 35-55, alto, medium solo dancing; “Julian Marsh” (Lead): Male, 35-55, baritone, light solo dancing; “Maggie Jones” (Supporting): Female, 25-55, alto, light solo dancing; “Bert Berry” (Supporting): Male, 25-55, tenor, light solo dancing; “Abner Dillon” (Supporting): Male, 40-70, baritone (minor singing role, mostly dialogue only), no dancing. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theater song in your key (not from the show); bring sheet music. Not all roles require dance, however, come prepared to move. Most chorus roles and several leads require tap/dance ability. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

 

'A CHORUS LINE' – MAY 16 - Big League Productions is casting A Chorus Line, a stunning musical-vérité about a chorus audition for a Broadway musical. Marvin Hamlish, music; Edward Kleban, lyrics; James Kirkwood, Jr. & Nicholas Dante, book; Synopsis: It tells of the achingly poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies to land a job in the show, and is a powerful metaphor for all human aspiration. Memorable musical numbers include I Can Do That, At the Ballet, Dance: Ten; Big League Productions' A Chorus Line will feature the ground-breaking Tony® Award-winning direction and choreography of Michael Bennett. It was the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and nine Tony® awards including Best Musical. Rehearsals begin Dec. 12, 2017 in NYC; runs Jan. 20, 2018-mid June in NYC; possible extension into Japan Summer 2018. Pay $550 week for all principal roles, $350/week for all ensemble/understudy. Higher salary for the roles of Zach and Cassie based on experience level. Per diem, housing and travel also covered for all roles. Seeking—“Mike” (Supporting): Male, 21-29, accomplished dancer/acrobat who sings well; athletic and masculine with a street-wise charm; mid 20’s; tenor; “Richie:” Male, 18+, accomplished dancer who sings well; African-American, energetic; mid 20’s; tenor; “Paul” (Supporting): male, 21-29, accomplished actor who dances well; Hispanic or Mediterranean appearance; slight, sensitive with a natural grace; mid 20’s-30’s; tenor; “Mark” (Supporting): Male, 18-25, accomplished dancer who sings; boyish and likeable; late teens-mid 20’s; Baritone; “Greg” (Supporting): Male, 24-32, accomplished dancer who sings; wry, intelligent with a wicked wit; mid 20’s-30’s; Baritone; “Bobby” (Supporting): Male, 25-29, accomplished dancer who sings; has a quirky, comedic sense but remains immensely likeable; mid-late 20’s; Baritone; “Al” (Supporting): Male, 24-29, accomplished dancer who sings well; tough, street-wise, from the Bronx, overtly masculine; mid-late 20’s; Tenor; “Don” (Supporting): Male, 24-29, accomplished dancer who sings; cool, mid-west, All-American; mid-late 20’s; Baritone; “Cassie” (Lead): Female, 28-34, "Star” dancer who sings extremely well; dynamic, vulnerable actress; early-mid 30’s; Soprano; “Sheila” (Supporting): Female, 29-34, accomplished actress who dances well; beautiful showgirl with a killer body and an even more killer wit; early 30’s; alto; “Val” (Supporting): Female, 24-29, accomplished dancer who sings well; smart, sassy and immensely sure of herself; mid 20’s; mezzo; “Diana” (Supporting): Female, 24-29, accomplished dancer who sings very well; Hispanic or Mediterranean appearance; warm, energetic and extremely likeable; mid 20’s; mezzo; “Judy” (Supporting): Female, 24-29, accomplished dancer who sings well; quirky and decidedly offbeat; mid-20’s; Soprano; “Bebe” (Supporting): Female, 23-29, accomplished dancer who sings well; natural and unaffected; can be bit of an “ugly duckling”; mid 20’s; Mezzo; “Kristine” (Supporting): Female, 23-29, accomplished dancer who sings; quirky, comedic sensibility; exhibits a nervous energy; mid 20’s; Alto; “Maggie” (Supporting): Female, 23-29, accomplished dancer who sings very well; likeable girl next door; mid-20’s; Soprano with a solid mix-belt; “Connie” (Supporting): Female, 24-29, accomplished dancer who sings; born in Chinatown, lower East Side NYC; small in stature; sings about being 4’10”; mid-late 20’s; Alto. Open Casting Calls May 16 from 10am-12noon for men (9am sign-up) & 2pm-5pm for women (1pm sign up) at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., 17th Floor, New York NY 10018). Men should wear jazz shoes and long dance pants. No baseball caps. Also bring sheet music to musical theatre song(s) in case we need you to stay and sing, we will have an accompanist (if time permits). Women should bring heels and flats. Women wear something that can see legs and body shape. Also bring sheet music to musical theatre song(s) in case we need you to stay and sing, we will have an accompanist (if time permits). Additional callbacks May 17, May 18, May 19 and May 20, but all must attend this call to dance first. If you cannot attend these specific auditions, email Alison@FranckCasting.com and send photo, resume, any video links of singing and dancing and complete information on role(s) you are interested in playing, times you are available, etc. This production will utilize the Original Direction by Michael Bennett and the Original Choreography by Michael Bennett and Bob Avian.

'TREVOR' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 17 - Writer's Theatre, Simon Casting is casting Trevor, a musical. Project description: "Meet Trevor, a 13-year-old boy in 1981, whose vibrant imagination drives a turbulent journey of self-discovery. As he deals with adolescence and all that goes with it, Trevor begins to explore what it means to be himself as influenced by his friends, his parents… and Diana Ross. "Based on the story that inspired the Academy Award-winning film, the charity and the national movement, Trevor the musical is a coming-of-age story about identity, emerging sexuality and the struggles of growing up in a world that may not be ready for you. This world-premiere musical is directed by Marc Bruni, who helmed the Tony Award-winning production of 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical' on Broadway." Runs Aug. 9-Sep. 17, in Glencoe IL. Some pay. Seeking—Young Male, (Supporting): 14-21, excellent, professional, Broadway-level dancers who can sing and appear like a high school jock, contemporary musical theatre voices, primarily bari-tenors and tenors (B2 to A-flat4). Seeking talent from Chicago IL.

'JANE EYRE' – 17 – PORTSMOUTH - Seacoast Repertory Theatre is casting 14 actors for the upcoming production of Jane Eyre, with book by John Caird, music & lyrics by Paul Gordon based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte. Rehearsals begin Aug. 12 (primarily weekday evenings and weekends; there will be additional weekday daytime rehearsals during the first two weeks); runs Sep. 14-Oct. 8 in Portsmouth NH. AEA actors will receive a Guest Artist contract at Tier II rates. Non-Union actors receive a stipend. Seeking—“Jane Eyre” (Lead): Female, early 20s, outwardly, she appears quiet and watchful, but Jane is fiercely strong-willed and passionate. Her beauty does not come from her physical appearance but rather from her character, humor, and strength; legit mezzo with a rich, warm belt; “Edward Fairfax Rochester” (Lead): Male, 30-40, Byronic romantic hero. Powerful, masculine, but greatly damaged by life. Intelligent with a keen sense of humor; bari-tenor; “Mrs. Fairfax” (Supporting): Female, 40-69, the housekeeper of Thornfield Hall. Fussy, garrulous, and kind-hearted. Doubles as Marigold, a semi-moronic, humorless servant at Lowood School; mezzo; “Blanche Ingram” (Supporting): Female, 25-35, clever, sophisticated, and stunningly beautiful woman who is to be married to Rochester. Doubles as a schoolgirl at Lowood; legit soprano; “Helen Burns” (Supporting): Female, 18-25, teen/ early 20s, young Jane’s dearest friend. She has a gentle strength and is the spiritual anchor of the story. Doubles as Mary Ingram, Blanche’s catty sister; mezzo; Mrs. Reed/Lady Ingram (Supporting): Female, 40-69, Jane’s cold and overbearing aunt. She has a brittle strength that turns to madness and vulnerability on her deathbed in Act II; Doubles as Lady Ingram, Blanche Ingram's mother—a formidable, haughty woman; mezzo; Bertha Mason/Miss Scatherd (Supporting): Female, 30-40, Rochester’s mad wife who haunts Thornfield. Doubles as Miss Scatherd, a hard, embittered teacher at Lowood. Also doubles as Mrs. Dent, Colonel Dent’s sweet-natured wife; mezzo; “Mr. Brocklehurst” (Supporting): Male, 40-69, the owner of Lowood School. An imposing pontifical zealot. Doubles as Colonel Dent, a choleric old campaigner with an eye for young women. Also doubles as the local Vicar; baritone; “St. John Rivers” (Supporting): Male, 25-39, appealing and handsome curate of Gateshead parish; passionately devoted to his Christian faith and duty. Doubles as Mr. Eshton, the local magistrate and neighbor of Rochester’s—a charming but ineffectual widower; tenor; “Richard Mason” (Supporting): Male, 35-45, Bertha Mason's brother. A well-educated gentleman, but haunted by the wrong he has done to Rochester and the need to care for his deranged, unhappy sister; baritone; John Reed/Lord Ingram (Supporting): Male, 18-20, late teens. Mrs. Reed’s cruel, manipulative son. Doubles as Lord Ingram, Blanche’s languid and self-important brother; tenor; “Grace Poole” (Supporting): Female, 20-39, Bertha Mason's minder and nurse; caring and capable, with an occasional fondness for the liquor pot. She doubles as Amy Eshton—pretty, child-like, and naïve; mezzo; “Louisa Eshton” (Supporting): Female, 20-30, Mr. Eshton’s daughter - not unattractive but myopic and a little slow on the uptake; mezzo. Audition by appointment May 17 from 6pm-10:30pm at RepNorth Studios (1 Raynes Ave., Portsmouth NH 03801). Seeking talent from Boston MA; New York NY. Local auditions are by appointment only. For an audition appointment, email auditions@seacoastrep.org with "Jane Eyre" in the subject line. Bring a headshot, resume, and a completed audition form to your audition appointment and arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Audition forms will be provided via email prior to auditions. Prepare two brief, contrasting songs (16-32 bars each), not to exceed three minutes total. One selection should be from the score of "Jane Eyre," the other selection should be a contrasting musical theatre song appropriate to the musical style of the show. Bring legible sheet music in the correct key, and professionally presented in a three-ring binder. Video submissions should follow the same guidelines. Auditions are open to AEA and Non-AEA actors. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Callbacks May 21.

 

EQUITY, 'SCHOOL Of ROCK,' SETA TOUR ECC – MAY 17 & 18 - School of Rock on Tour LLC is casting Equity adult and child singers and child dancers for School Of Rock. Andrew Lloyd Webber, music; Glenn Slater, lyrics; Julian Fellowes, book; Rehearsals begin July/August; tour runs TBD. Pays $963/wk. Equity Short Engagement Touring Category 1 Agreement. Seeking—“Rosalie Mullins:” Female, 25-39, a rock chick imprisoned in the body and life of a stern and correct headmistress; soprano with a strong belt; “Dewey Finn:” Male, 25-39, an original; high rock tenor; great comedic/improv skills a plus, basic guitar a must; “Ned Schneebly:” Male, 20-39, was once as keen on rock as Dewey, but failure has beaten him down; he clings to his girlfriend, Patty, as the one sure thing in a sea of regrets; rock voice; “Patty:” Female, 25-39, a hard woman who knows what she wants, and she doesn’t want Dewey; not in her life; not in Ned’s life; her dislike of Dewey is the strongest thing about her; strong belt voice; “Ms. Sheinkopf:” Female, 30-39, has been at Horace Green for as long as anyone can remember; her years of service have not softened her; pop/rock singer who moves well; may cover “Rosalie” and/or “Patty; “Tomika:” Female, 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; pop/rock singer who moves well; children must be under 5' tall and ages 9-12; “Summer:” Female, 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; children must be under 5' tall and ages 9-12; “Katie:” Female, plays guitar/bass guitar; she is distinguished by her talent for the bass; pop/rock singer who moves well; children must be under 5' tall and ages 9-12; “Marcy” Female, clever girl; backup singer with style; pop/rock singer who moves well; will understudy Summer: a blonde 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; children must be under 5' tall and ages 9-12; “Shonelle:” Female, clever girl; backup singer with style; pop/rock singer who moves well; will understudy 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 pop/rock singer who moves well; children must be under 5' tall and ages 9-12; “Zack:” Male, plays guitar; 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; pop/rock singer who moves well; children must be under 5' tall and ages 9-12; “Lawrence:” Male, plays piano; 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; pop/rock singer who moves well; children must be under 5' tall and ages 9-12; “Freddy:” Male, plays drums; a boy who is happy to be released; pop/rock singer who moves well; children must be under 5' tall and ages 9-12; “Billy” Male, a boy with a marked artistic flair, and other problems; pop/rock Singer who moves well; children must be under 5' tall and ages 9-12; “Mason:” Male, 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: plays piano; 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; pop/rock singer who moves well; children must be under 5' tall and ages 9-12; “Sophia:” Female, 9-12, pop/rock singer who moves well; must play the Bass, will understudy the role of Katie; “Madison” (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 9-12, pop/rock singer who moves well; student at Horace Green; will understudy Tomika; “James” (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 9-12, student at Horace Mann; pop/rock singer who moves well; must play some combination of guitar and/or drums and/or piano; Off-Stage Girl Swing 1 (Chorus/Ensemble): must play guitar/bass; pop/rock singer who moves well; children must be under 5' tall and ages 9-12; Off-Stage Girl Swing 2 (Chorus/Ensemble): does not need to play instruments; should be a strong dancer and pop/rock singer; previous Swing experience a plus; children must be under 5' tall and ages 9-12; Off-Stage Boy Swing 1 (Chorus/Ensemble): must play some combination of Guitar and/or piano and/or drums; pop/rock singer who moves well; children must be under 5' tall and ages 9-12; Off-Stage Boy Swing 2: does not need to play instruments; should be a strong dancer and pop/rock singer; previous swing experience a plus; children must be under 5' tall and ages 9-12. Equity Chorus Calls May 17 at 10am for Equity adult male and female singers combined & 2pm for Equity child male and female singers combined and May 18 at 10am & 2pm for Equity child male and female dancers combined at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th Fl., New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Adult and child singers: prepare a brief pop, pop/rock, or rock and roll song. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Child dancers: 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 a picture and resume, stapled together. Seeking actors of all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds.

'GREASE' – MAY 18 & 20 – NYC/NORTHPORT - John W. Engeman Theater is casting ensemble roles for Grease at the John W. Engeman Theater. Rehearsals in NYC begin June 16; runs July 6-Aug. 27 (Wed.-Sun.) in Northport NY. Equity LOA ref. to COST ($422/wk. min., negotiable). Pays: $300/wk. + transportation for non-Equity performers. Seeking—Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-36, 18-25 to play high school age. Strong singer-dancers with charismatic personalities. Open Casting Calls May 18 from 10am-1pm for female singers who dance/dancers who sing (sign-up 9am-11am) & 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM for male singers who dance/dancers who sing (sign-up 1pm-3pm) at Nola Studios (250 West 54th St., 11th fl., Studio A/Studio B, New York NY 10018) and May 20 at 2pm for singers who dance (sign-up 1pm) at The John W. Engeman Theatre (250 Main St., Studio 1, Northport NY 11768). Make sure union affiliation is clearly marked in your submission. Union and nonunion actors will be seen. The Producer will run all aspects of these auditions. Come prepared to dance first. Jazz or character shoes. You may be asked to stay to sing. All actors attending either call should prepare to sing 16-32 bars of music in the style of the show. You may sing from Grease. Bring sheet music in the key in which you would like to sing, an accompanist will be provided. Bring your full book of music and a recent headshot/resume. Note: At the local call performers will sing first, but may be asked to stay to dance. The producer will be actively casting from these calls so attendance is highly recommended. If local actors are unable to attend these auditions, email headshot/resume to info@wscasting.com. Appointments in NYC May 17. Callbacks: May 23 & 24.

'KING Of The RODEO' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 19 - Polyphonic Entertainment And Bennett Academy Of Performing Arts is casting King Of The Rodeo, a fun Western and musical based on the life of the biblical Joseph, Romeo and Juliet, and Westside Story. Rehearses May one week day evening and one weekend day early afternoon, in New Rochelle NY; rehearsals begin May 20 in NYC; runs June 24-25. Pays $100/day plus travel to each rehearsal. Seeking—“Chasing Bull” (Supporting): Male, 19-25, dark hair; must resemble a younger actor who plays him at 12 years old; great tenor voice (will be in recordings and film, as well as on stage); serious, dramatic actor; brave, intimidating, but kind hearted, character who lives with Native Americans in the Old West; “Little Flower” (Supporting): Female, 18-25, beautiful leading lady, minimum of 5'5" and slender build; daughter of Lakota Chief; quick wit, but with a serious demeanor; excellent soprano is a must; powerful presence; “Deputy Barnie:” Male or Female, comedic; should be able to do a hillbilly accent; cowardly, but sweet and innocent; great singing voice is a plus but not a must. Seeking talent from New Rochelle, New York NY. Submit headshot, resume, and availability via backstage.com or contact the academy. For 21 years, Polyphonic Entertainment joins student actors with professionals for off Broadway productions, this is our 10th production.

'PAPO's VARIETY STORE The SALSAPERA' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 19 - Ken Bravo Entertainment is casting the table reading of Papo's Variety Store The Salsapera, a new musical based on the life of a city block in the Lower East Side of NYC in the '70s. Rehearsal and reading date(s) TBD in NYC. No pay. Director states: "All compensation and deals will be made after the table reading and the musical has been potentially picked up for production." Seeking—“Papo” (Lead): Male, 35-50, a playboy-type figure on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 1976; musical theater a must; “Father Frank” (Supporting): Male, 35-50, the local priest; “Chico” (Supporting): Male, 25-35, 1970s type drug dealer; “Rupla:” 45-60, a 1976 gay restauranteur (understudy). Seeking talent from New York NY. Be prepared to sing and read. Experience in the Latin field (Salsa, Guajira, cha cha cha, etc.) a plus. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'The 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE' – MAY 19 & 21 – WEST CHESTER - Bravo Theatre Company is seeking actors for a summer production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Production description: "This musical comedy centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally quirky grown-ups. All roles are played by adults. Most roles at some point double as minor characters throughout the show. The role of Marcy is typically played by an Asian actress, and the role of Mitch is usually played by an African American actor, however non-traditional casting will be employed for all roles. The show also involves audience participation and a great deal of improv." Rehearses evenings & weekends, June-August, at First Presbyterian Church in West Chester, located at 130 West Miner St, West Chester PA. Performances run August 10-13, for five shows total, at Limelight Performing Arts Center, located at 319 Westtown Rd, West Chester PA. No pay. Seeking—“Rona Lisa Peretti:” Female, 25-45, the number-one realtor in Putnam County, a former Putnam County Spelling Bee Champion herself, and returning moderator, she is a sweet woman who loves children; vocal range: B3-F5; “Mitch Mahoney:” Male, 25-60, the Official Comfort Counselor, an ex-convict; vocal range: G3/E4-B5; “Olive Ostrovsky:” Female, 18-35, a young newcomer to competitive spelling; she made friends with her dictionary at a very young age; vocal range: B3-F5; “William Morris Barfée:” Male, 18-35, a Putnam County Spelling Bee finalist last year, he was eliminated because of an allergic reaction to peanuts; vocal range: E4-B5; “Logainne SchwartzandGrubenierre:” Female, 18-35, Logainne is the youngest and most politically aware speller; has two overbearing gay fathers; somewhat of a neat freak, speaks with a lisp, and knows she'll return to the bee next year; vocal range: A3-F5; “Marcy Park:” Female, 18-35, speaks six languages; getting very tired of always winning, she is a total overachiever, vocal range: C4-E5; “Leaf Coneybear:” Male, 18-35, a homeschooler and the second runner-up in his district; spells words correctly while in a trance; vocal range: G3/A3-A5; “Chip Tolentino:” Male, 18-35, a Boy Scout and champion of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, he returns to defend his title; finds puberty hitting at an inopportune moment, vocal range: C4-B5. Auditions by appointment May 19 from 7pm-10pm and May 21 from 7pm-10pm at First Presbyterian Church (130 West Miner Street, West Chester PA 19382). Prepare a one minute comedic monologue and two contrasting 32 bars, one of which should be in the style of or from the show. There will be a dance portion to the audition as well. Please bring music for the accompanist. Seeking talent from Philadelphia PA. Callbacks May 26, 7pm-10pm. You will be informed the next day after your audition if you will be needed at callbacks. If you are not available for either date, let casting know in advance; a video submission may be considered.

'SPIDER GUY' – MAY 20 – TUCSON - The Gaslight Theatre is casting Spider Guy, a musical comedy spoof. Project description: "The Gaslight Theatre is a famous, year-round melodrama in Tucson AZ. Spider Guy is our summer show with both good guys and bad guys in this production." Rehearsals begin May 27. Performances run this summer in Tucson AZ. Some pay (salary). Seeking—Actor-Singers: Males & Females, 18+, several roles including bad guys/girls and good guys/girls, must be able to sing, hiring now for swings for this and future productions. Open Casting Call May 20 from 12noon-2pm at The Gaslight Theatre (7010 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson AZ 85710). Prepare 32 bars of uptempo song. Bring sheet music in correct key; an accompanist will be provided.

NEW CONSERVATORY THEATRE CENTER – MAY 21 – SAN FRANCISCO - New Conservatory Theatre Center is casting the 2017-2018 season. Project description: "Features plays and musicals that challenge the status quo, wax political, exemplify unconditional love, call forth history, tickle our funny bones, and encourage us to dream." The season begins on Sep. 22, 2017 and runs through June of 2018. Some pay. Seeking—All Roles (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Audition by appointment May 21 from 11am-4pm at New Conservatory Theater Center (25 Van Ness @ Market, Lower Lobby, San Francisco CA 94102). For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

'MONSTER BEAUTIFUL: The MUSICAL' (An INTERACTIVE HORROR SHOW) – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 21 - Shockfest Horror Factory is casting lead actors for a Fringe Production of an original Horror Musical, which incorporates elements of immersive theater, spook show and audience interaction. Production states: "Monster Beautiful: A Horror Musical is the dark and ominous tale of Professor Sven, a down and out College Professor with a horrible secret. To his peers, his wife and his students, he is a forgettable, introverted, workaholic nitwit. But little do they know, Sven is on the brink of a scientific innovation that he must keep hidden from the world, the secret to life itself! Through the cover of the night, Sven collects the freshest and shapeliest of body parts to create his masterpiece. But his creation is missing its most vital piece: the perfect mind. Fortunately for Sven, he has found that final piece to his macabre patchwork of death attached to the subject of his hidden infatuation, his protégé and student, Ruthie. With his greatest achievement nearly complete, Sven must choose between his life’s work and his love for his young and passionate pupil." Rehearsals are on Thursdays throughout the month of May and occasional individual rehearsals based on availability. Rehearsals will be in the Hollywood/North Hollywood/Burbank area. Seeking—Master of Disguise (Lead): Male or Female, 18-40, This role will be a part of the MAIN CAST. We need an actor who can play a diverse arrangement of roles, from a "geeky" high school student to a fast talking, slick production manager of a rock band. Must be able to switch back and forth from these roles and others INCLUDING the GRIM REAPER, a COLLEGE STUDENT, and a STREET HUSTLER. Singing, Dance and improv experience greatly preferred. PLEASE READ FOR BOTH SPENCER AND WALKER ON THE SIDES AND BRING THEM TO AUDITION; “Pavoli, the Pervert” (Lead): Male or Female, 18-60, Pavoli is an unimposing flower vendor, who at night will prowl the streets for prostitutes and love in all the wrong places. S/he has a passing friendship with the murderous Professor Sven, even though he knows nothing of Sven's nightly killings. This role requires improv and some singing and dancing. If you submit your headshot/resume for this role, you will be sent a song to become familiar with to sing for the audition; Grim Reaper (Supporting): Male or Female, 18-60, The reaper is a member of a clan of reapers, who pursue all the characters who are about to die. They follow the future victims of Professor Sven and will take the opportunity to lead someone to their death when they are close enough to the edge. Much like The Dementors from Harry Potter. If you love horror, the macabre, or scaring the shit out of people this is the role for you. *This role requires singing and physical performance. If you choose this role, you will be sent a song to become familiar with and sing at the audition. Seeking talent from Burbank, Los Angeles CA. Production states: "This role will be a part of the main cast. We need an actor who can play a diverse arrangement of roles, from a "geeky" high school student to a fast talking, slick production manager of a rock band. Must be able to switch back and forth from these roles and others including the GRIM REAPER, a COLLEGE STUDENT, and a STREET HUSTLER. Singing, Dance and improv experience greatly preferred. Please red for both Spencer and Walker on the sides and bring them to the audition." For submission, visit backstage.com or contact casting company.

KIDS/TEENS, 'GODSPELL Jr.' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 21 - The Lead Tree Productions is casting The Lead Tree 2017 Summer production of Godspell Jr. Seeking youth actors 10-17. Also seeking kids who play music and hip-hop dancers. Rehearsals begin June 19 (Mon.-Thurs., 4pm-7pm, with the exception of July 4th week when there are no rehearsals); production runs Aug. 17-20 at Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church in Clayton CA (Concord/Walnut Creek area). Willing to work around summer schedules. No pay. Tuition: $400. Limited need-based scholarships available. Seeking—15 Principal Roles and 15 Ensemble Players: 10-17. Seeking talent from Berkeley, San Francisco, Oakland, Walnut Creek, Concord CA. Submit a video with your youth actor singing their favorite Broadway show song. Have music with no vocals. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

FLORIDA PROFESSIONAL THEATRES ASSOCIATION, ANNUAL STATEWIDE AUDITIONS – MAY 21 & 22 – SARASOTA - Florida Professional Theatres Association is seeking Florida and out-of-state Equity and professional non-Equity actors for the Florida Professional Theatres Association (FPTA)'s 37th annual statewide professional auditions and workshops. Approximately 20 professional theater and production companies will participate and are looking to hire for their future productions professional actors, singers, and dancers. Professional workshops designed for both the established and new-to-the-business actors are also available May 20 through May 22. All auditions and workshops in Sarasota FL. Rehearsal and production dates will vary among the approximately 20 participating companies at this year's annual statewide professional auditions May 21 & 22 at Florida Studio Theatre (Sarasota FL). Compensation and union contract details will vary among the approximately 20 participating companies at this year's annual statewide professional auditions. For more information about required fees, see item 10 at http://fpta.net/fpta2017details.html. Seeking—Available Roles Depending Upon Companies’ Casting Needs: Males & Females, 18+, Seeking Equity and professional Non-Equity actors, singers, and dancers. Casting needs will vary from company to company. Seeking talent throughout Florida and the United States; Nationwide/Worldwide. Details and online registration are at www.FPTA.net.

'HOW To SUCCEED In BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING' – MAY 21 & 22 – LEONIA - SummerStage at Leonia is casting all roles for a SummerStage at Leonia production of the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical classic How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Rehearsals begin May 30 (Sun.-Thurs. eves.); performs July 13-30 (Thurs., Fri., & Sat. eves.; Sun. matinees) at the historic, air-conditioned Civil War Drill Hall Theater in Leonia NJ. Travel reimbursement may be possible. Seeking—“J. Pierrepoint Finch” (Lead): Male, 20-30, an irrepressible, clear-eyed, almost puckish hero; Requires a strong comic actor who sings and moves well. Must be charming, highly energetic, and capable of carrying a show. Vocal range top: G4. Vocal range bottom: C3; “Rosemary” (Lead): Female, 20-30, a secretary at the company who is more interested in finding a man than advancing her career; perky and determined. Requires a strong actress with a good voice. Vocal range top: B4. Vocal range bottom: A3; “J.B. Biggley” (Lead): Male, 50-65, the stuffed-shirt, philandering president of World Wide Wicket; beneath his ruthless exterior, he is a college lad at heart with a passion for knitting. Requires a comic actor with a strong, idiosyncratic presence. Vocal range top: A4. Vocal range bottom: C3; “Bud Frump” (Supporting): Male, 18-25, the boss's nephew and a scheming employee; he is an arrogant sycophant and a mama's boy who tries to advance his career by exploiting his family connections. Requires a good comedian with a strong personality. Vocal range top: F4. Vocal range bottom: C3; “Hedy LaRue” (Supporting): Female, 25-35, a voluptuous, sexually charged woman adored by all of the men; Requires a strong comic actress with a great figure (think Marilyn Monroe, Megan Hilty, or Christina Hendricks from "Mad Men"). Vocal range top: E-flat5. Vocal range bottom: C4; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-45, strong singing/dancing ensemble to play various secretaries, junior executives, etc. All supporting roles will be cast from within the ensemble. Open Casting Calls May 21 at 7pm and May 22 at 7pm at St. John's Lower Hall (260 Harrison St., Leonia NJ 07605). For more info about SummerStage at Leonia, visit www.leoniasummerstage.org.

'ONCE UPON A TIME' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 22 - Once Upon A Time, Inc. is seeking one female character actress for immediate casting as a step-sister in its production of Cinderella. Must be able to sing and dance. Must have weekday mornings free, as the majority of bookings are in NYC schools in the morning. Immediate casting, bookings throughout season in NYC. Pays: $25 per show. Free dance classes. Seeking—Step-Sister in Cinderella (Supporting): Female, 18+. Seeking talent from Richmond Hill, New York NY. Submit pix & resume. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

EQUITY, ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY – MAY 22 & 23 – PHOENIX - Arizona Theatre Company is casting the 2017-2018 season including: Chapter Two, The River Bride, Man of La Mancha, Outside Mullingar and The Diary of Anne Frank. Note: Low Down Dirty Blues has already been fully cast. Producers state: "Arizona Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to non-traditional and multi-cultural casting. Artists of color are encouraged to audition." Rehearsals begin Aug. 15 in Phoenix AZ. Chapter Two runs Aug. 15-Oct. 22); The River Bride runs Sep. 26-Dec. 3; Man of La Mancha runs Nov. 7, 2017-Jan. 28, 2018; Outside Mullingar runs Dec. 27, 2017-Mar. 4, 2018; and The Diary of Anne Frank runs Mar. 27-June 3). Pays AEA; Equity contract & nonunion. Seeking—All Roles (except Low Down Dirty Blues) (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+. Auditions by appointment for Equity Actors only May 22 from 1:30pm-9pm (dinner break from 4:30pm-6pm) and for Equity and non-Equity Actors May 23 from 1:30pm-9pm (dinner break from 4:30pm-6pm) at Herberger Theater Center (222 East Monroe Street, Phoenix AZ 85004). To schedule an audition appointment, call 520/884-8210, ext. 7508. Actors must bring a recent pix & résumés. Each actor is required to prepare two contrasting monologues totaling no more than four minutes, combined. Actors may substitute a song for one of the two pieces. A piano accompanist will be provided if sheet music is presented. A CD player will also be available. There will also be an auxiliary hook-up available to the CD player for those who have their recorded music track on their cell phones. The total length of the audition must not exceed four minutes. Callbacks for specific productions at later dates throughout the season. For more info, visit www.arizonatheatre.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-ATC-general-local-auditions-press-release-Final.pdf Producers state: "In an effort to keep current files of Arizona actors, ATC requests that local actors who are unable to attend the auditions send a headshot and resume to the following address: Casting, ATC, PO Box 1631, Tucson AZ 85702-1631. Attn: Tim Toothman."

'SEUSSICAL' – MAY 22 & 23 – PHILADELPHIA - Ash Theater Company is casting the musical, Seussical. Production description: " Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial - the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant." Rehearses weeknights & weekends, beginning in August. Tech and performances will be held October 16-23, at the Venice Island Performing Arts Center, located at 7 Lock Street. All rehearsals and performances will be held in Philadelphia PA. No pay. Seeking—The Cat in the Hat (Lead): 18+, our story's omniscient narrator, he is fun loving and enjoys rhyming, pops up throughout the story to help the audience, wise and attentive, vocal range top: F4, vocal range bottom: F2; “Jojo” (Lead): Male, 8-12, the Mayor's son, he is a Who that is always finding trouble, bright, creative, and inadvertently mischievous, possesses a wildly expansive imagination and finds solace in his friendship with Horton, vocal range top: C5, vocal range bottom: A-flat3; Horton the Elephant (Lead): Male, 18-30, our story's main character, he is a compassionate and gentle elephant, commonly misunderstood because of his larger size, he is protective and loving of all creatures in the jungle, vocal range top: F4, vocal range bottom: A2; “Gertrude McFuzz” (Lead): Female, 18-28, Horton's one-feathered-tail bird neighbor. Gertrude is sweet and timid, though kind and loyal, she is also self-conscious of her shortfalls, vocal range top: F5, vocal range bottom: F3; “Mayzie Labird” (Lead): Female, 18-28, the most beautiful bird in all of the jungle., oblivious to her self-centered ways, she relies on her talent of manipulation, and intoxicating beauty, to navigate her way through life, vocal range top: Eb5, vocal range bottom: G3; The Sour Kangaroo (Lead): Female, 18-28, the 'leader' of the jungle, she is loud, brassy, and stubbornly set in her ways, a caring mother, but unabashedly sassy and soulful, vocal range top: F5, vocal range bottom: F-sharp3; Ensemble/Dancers (Chorus/Ensemble): 14+, Jungle Creatures (The Wickersham Brothers, Yurtle The Turtle, Bird Girls), The Whos (Mr. Mayor, Mrs. Mayor, General Gengus Khan Schmitz. Open Casting Calls May 22 at 7pm and May 23 at 7pm at Roxborough Church (8230 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19128). Reading selections for auditions can be found at https://sites.google.com/ashtheater.com/auditioninfo/seussical/audition-materials. Callbacks May 25.

EQUITY, FLORIDA REPERTORY THEATRE – MAY 23 - Florida Repertory Theatre is casting the 2017-18 Season including: Outside Mullingar (John Patrick Shanley, writer; Rehearsals begin Aug. 29; runs Sep. 19-Oct. 22 with possible ext. through Oct. 29); "Sylvia" (A.R. Gurney, writer; Rehearsals begin Oct. 3; runs Oct. 24-Nov. 15 with possible ext. through Nov. 19); Disgraced (Ayad Akhtar, writer; Rehearsals begin Oct. 17; runs Nov. 7-Dec. 10); The Last Night of Ballyhoo (Alfred Uhry, writer. Rehearsals begin Nov. 7; runs Nov. 28-Dec. 17); Night and Day: A Cole Porter Revue (Robert Cacioppo, conception-dir. Rehearsals begin Nov. 28; runs Dec. 19, 2017-Feb. 25, 2018 with possible ext. through Mar. 11); How the Other Half Loves (Alan Ayckbourn, writer; Rehearsals begin Dec. 19; runs Jan. 9-31 with possible ext. through Feb. 4); The Miracle Worker (William Gibson, writer; Rehearsals begin Jan. 23; runs Feb. 13-Mar. 7 with possible ext. through Mar. 11); Cabaret (1998 Version) (Joe Masteroff, book; John Kander, music; Fred Ebb, lyrics. Rehearsals begin Feb. 27; runs Mar. 20-Apr. 11 with possible ext. through Apr. 29); and a TBA world premiere (Rehearsals begin Mar. 13; runs Apr. 3-May 6 with possible ext. through May 20). Season runs in Ft. Myers FL. Equity LOA approval/salary level pending (2016-17 weekly minimum: $613). Housing provided for out-of- town performers. Seeking—Actors Who Sing: Males & Females, 18+. For NIGHT AND DAY: A COLE PORTER REVUE - All vocal types sought. Seeking strong instrumentalists, singers, and dancers; Woman 1: 40s. Mezzo/belt. A glamorous leading lady; Man 1: 40s. Baritone. A handsome leading man. Elegant and mysterious; Woman 2: Late 20s/early 30s. Soprano/belt. An ingénue with a bit of an edge. A wise woman of the roaring 20s; Man 2: Late 20s/early 30s. Young comic tenor; for CABARET (1998 version) - Emcee: 30s and up. Master of Ceremonies in the Kit Kat Club. An androgynous, flamboyant, and magnetic presence. He is dark, sinister, vulgar, yet lovable, playful, filled with love of life, and has an all-knowing quality about him. Must be a strong singer and dancer. Experience with musical instruments a plus, but not a must. Speaks with a German accent. Tenor; “Sally Bowles:” Early-mid 20s. Mezzo with a strong belt. A British headliner at the Kit Kat Club. A strong willed woman away from home; quirky, independent, yet vulnerable. Must be a strong singer and dancer; “Clifford ‘Cliff’ Bradshaw:” Early-mid 20s. Tenor. An American writer looking for his voice in Berlin. Friendly, naive, kind. A bit conflicted. Should move well; “Fraulein Kost” (doubles as Fritzie, a Kit Kat Girl): 20s-30s. Alto/Mezzo. A quick witted and sharp-tongued woman with a big personality. Must be a strong dancer. Experience with musical instruments a plus; “Herr Schultz:” 50s-60s. Tenor. A kind and gentle Jewish man. Runs a fruit shop in Berlin: Kit Kat Girls: “Rosie:” 20s-30s. Non speaking. Must be a strong dancer. Experience with musical instruments a plus but not necessary; “Lulu:” 20s-30s. Non speaking. Must be a strong dancer. Experience with musical instruments a plus but not necessary; “Frenchie” (doubles as the Gorilla/dancer): 20s-30s. Non speaking. Must be a strong dancer. Experience with musical instruments a plus but not necessary; “Texas:” 20s-30s. Must be a strong dancer. Experience with musical instruments a plus but not necessary; “Helga:” 20s-30s. Must be a strong dancer. Experience with musical instruments a plus but not necessary; Kit Kat Boys: “Bobby:” 20s-30s. Must be a strong dancer. Experience with musical instruments a plus but not necessary; “Victor:” 20s-30s. Must be a strong dancer. Experience with musical instruments a plus but not necessary; “Hans” (doubles as Rudy, a nonspeaking sailor): 20s-30s. Non speaking. Must be a strong dancer. Experience with musical instruments a plus but not necessary; “Herman” (doubles as Max and a Customs Official): 20s-30s. Non speaking. Must be a strong dancer. Experience with musical instruments a plus but not necessary. Equity Principal Audition May 23 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 two brief contrasting monologues, or, if you are singing, prepare one monologue and musical theatre song appropriate for one or both of the musicals in the season. Bring a picture & resume, stapled together.

'HAIRSPRAY' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 25 - Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre is casting “Little Inez” only in Hairspray (summer stock). All other roles have been cast. Rehearsals begin July 6; performances run July 20-30 in Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre in Winchester VA. Pay will be discussed upon contract offer; transportation to and from DC travel centers (IAD, DCA, Union Station) included. Housing available for small fee if needed. Seeking—“Little Inez” (Supporting): Female, 18-23, seeking petite actress for Little Inez (plays 13-15 years old), small and spunky, must be able to move well and belt. Seeking talent from Winchester VA. Submit headshot, resume (including height and weight), video reel if you have one, and a video link of the attached sides, via backstage.com or contact the theatre.

 

'IT's EASY! The FRIEND STRONG MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 25 - See The Wish/Onstage is casting It's Easy, a family musical with and for kids about the power of friendship, what to do when they witness bullying and how, in every moment, their words and actions can change their futures and the lives of others. Producer states: "The debut of this ensemble musical in 2015 earned 'Outstanding New Musical' and 'Outstanding Ensemble' nominations from the National Youth Arts Awards, and launched the national anti-bullying Be-A-Friend Project! The future is always changing. You can change the future in a moment. Speak up. Reach out. Go find help. Be a friend. If you change one life, you change the whole world. It's in your hands." Rehearsals will run July 30-Sep. 13; show runs Sep. 14-Oct. 8 at the Irvington Town Hall Theater, Irvington NY. All within walking distance from Metro. Each actor will be compensated either $1,000 or $1,500, depending on the part. Seeking—6th Grade Student (Lead): Male or Female, 10-14, 24 girls and boys to play 6th grade classmates. Will cast bully, bystander, victim, upstander archetypes in this ensemble musical. Every role is an important, developed character and will speak, sing, and dance! Kids 10-14 can submit resumes, yet keep in mind we hope for you to look like a 6th Grader, typically 11-12 years old; 20th High School Reunion Attendee (Supporting): Males & Females, 35-45, 15 men and women to play characters attending their 20th high school reunion (27 years from now in the future); all roles are developed characters who will speak, sing, and dance. This is an ensemble musical; “Mr. A” (Lead): Male, 25-33, compassionate, Latino, middle school custodian working his way through grad school; must have acting, singing, dancing experience in musical theater. Seeking talent from Westchester County, New York NY. Submit a current resume, headshot, and vocal audio or video clip. You will be contacted for an audition slot. Minors must include guardian contact info. Seeking all colors, shapes, and sizes. Must have acting, singing, dancing experience in musical theater. Scheduling auditions now for June 11, 25, 26, and 27. Be sure you can commit to the Irvington NY, location before submitting. For submission, visit backstage.com or the theater company.

'IN-LAWS FROM HELL' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 28 - Andrionna L. Williams Productions is casting In-Laws from Hell, a nationally touring stage play/musical that focuses on the drama and confusion in relationships caused by a malicious mother-in-law and a trifling baby mama. Performs a six-city tour, including in Atlanta GA and Memphis TN on dates TBD. Pay TBD. Seeking—“Missy” (Lead): Female, 25-35, singing role; “Joaquin” (Lead): Male, 25-35, singing role; “Serene” (Supporting): Transgender Female, 25-35, singing role; “China” (Supporting): Female, 23-35, singing role; “Karita” (Supporting): Female, 29-50, singing role; “Jasper” (Supporting): Male, 25-41, singing role; Seeking talent from Atlanta GA. Come with a prepared monologue and picture and be ready to sing. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'HAIRSPRAY' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - Viviana Theatre Company is holding auditions for their summer production of the musical, Hairspray. Production description: "Queen-sized teen Tracy Turnblad, who has all the right moves, turns her passion for dancing into a spot on the local TV dance program. Transformed into an overnight teen celebrity, the larger-than-life adolescent teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration and fair play, and vanquishes the reigning dance princess and her conniving mother." Rehearses evenings & weekends, beginning the first week of June. Performances run July 27-Aug. 6. All shows will be performed dinner theatre style at the Folcroft Fire Hall in Folcroft, PA. Note: "While you may not be called to every rehearsal, please note that this will be an extensive rehearsal process that will require a strong commitment of time and energy." Seeking—Performer: 18+. Seeking talent from Prospect Park PA. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

 

CIRCUS ACT: A NEW MUSICAL ACT 1 READING – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - Media Vista Group is casting a reading for ACT 1 of the new musical called Circus Act, centered around 15-year-old Adela Andrews in 1897 London. Daniel Rosales (14 year old composer), book-music-lyrics; Synopsis: Adela has been sheltered her whole life by her father, who is a ringmaster. She is ridiculed for episodes of hysteria she experiences when put in uncomfortable situations. Adela is put into a freak show by her own father, and the entire public sees her episodes. She learns to accept how she is, and learns to love people along the way with a series of turning events. The gorgeous score soars in this new musical about acceptance and love. Auditions in Miami & Bonita Springs FL. Rehearses Spring for five days in Bonita Springs FL (near Miami); reading runs in Bonita Springs. Must be able to come to Florida. No pay. No participation fees. Will receive TV coverage and stipends may become available. Seeking—“Adela Andrews” (Lead): Female, 13-25, Circus Act's leading lady; a very optimistic girl; must be able to make the audience believe she has hysteria episodes and have a strong voice; belt up to E5; British accent required; “Lawrence Andrews” (Lead): Male, 30-60, the father of Adela; must be able to play a very sinister man who is greedy and selfish; Tenor: B-flat4 British accent required; “Elizabeth Pennington” (Lead): Female, 25-40, mother of Adela; must be super nurturing and lovable, but also make the audience believe she is going through a lot; Soprano up to B-flat5; British accent required; “Adam Bramson” (Lead): Male, 15-25, married but falls in love with Adela; must be very charming and have a strong voice; born in America due to father's work but lives on the outside of London; Baritone/Tenor G4; no British accent; “Violet Agatha Bramson” (Supporting): Female, 15-25, wife of Adam Bramson; very self-centered and spoiled, gets easily jealous; dislikes Adela; must have a very strong voice with a belt up to F-sharp5; British accent required; “Williams Bramson” (Supporting): Male, 40-60, father of Adam Bramson; wealthy man living on the outside of London; must be comical and have a range up to E4; British accent required; “Livia Bramson” (Supporting): Female, 35-60, mother to Adam Bramson; must be very charismatic and be the life of the party; no strong singing is required; British accent required; “Hellen” (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18-30, housekeeper to Lawrence; has been at the house for 15 years and fell in love with him before he was married; must also be in the ensemble as well as play the character; must have a very strong voice with a belt up to C-sharp5, has her own song, British accent required; “Katherine” (Supporting): Female, 25-40, colleague to Lawrence; has her own song ("Success"); must be very straight forward and have a strong belt as well as a very strong head voice; belt up to C-sharp5; head voice up to C6; British accent required; Colleagues (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 20-50, colleagues to Lawrence: Harley, Matthew, Layla, Eleanor, and Douglas; must be charismatic and have strong voices; British accents required; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-40, must have very strong singing voices; will have many solos throughout the musical; in future productions, intense dancing skills will he required; Young “Adela” (Supporting): Female, 4-12, Must be able to realistically play a five and a three year old version of Adela. Must also do a British Accent and be able to cry hysterically onstage; Narrator (Supporting): Male or Female, 18+, Must be very enthusiastic. Will read all stage directions. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit headshot/photo, resume, and age to danielrosales@thedanielrosales.com to be considered and also apply for role her on backstage. Please do both. We will then discuss an appointment. Auditions in Bonita Springs & Miami. At the audition you will sing a 16-32 bar cut of a musical theatre song. Callbacks will then be sent via email and you will be given material from the show. If cast, the script and music will be sent. Any solos you have must be learned (not memorized) prior to first rehearsal and ensemble numbers will be learned at rehearsal. Remember, the development of the musical is early. The reading is aiming for a March-May reading. There will be minimal rehearsal time and the audience will be invited only. If cast, there is no guarantee you will be in future productions. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the group.

EQUITY, 'JAMES And The GIANT PEACH' – JUNE 17 & 18 – TEMECULA - The Barn Stage Company is casting Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, a new musical featuring a wickedly tuneful score by the Tony Award-nominated team of Pasek and Paul ("Dear Evan Hansen," "Dogfight" and "A Christmas Story: The Musical") and a curiously quirky book by Timothy Allen McDonald. A treat for the whole family. Rehearsals begin July 29; runs Aug. 17-20, 24-27 (Thurs.-Sat. at 8pm; Sun. at 2pm) in Temecula CA. Equity members will be hired under the Equity Guest Artist Agreement, pending Equity approval. Non-Equity: $500+ negotiable. Seeking—“Ladahlord” (Supporting): Male, 25-55, a strange, magical storyteller. Often inserts himself into the story, in disguise, to help push the action forward. Vocal range: A4 to B-flat2; “James” (Lead): Male, 7-15, a lonely young boy who lacks confidence. Having lost both his parents in a freak accident, he feels he belongs nowhere in the world. A good friend. Unchanged voice. Vocal range: G5-G3; “Spiker” (Supporting): Male or Female, 30-60, James' mean aunt. A thief and a scoundrel. Shrewd and opportunistic. Very tall and thin. Vocal range: E5 to F-sharp3; “Sponge” (Supporting): Male or Female, 30-60, James' other mean aunt. Also a thief and a scoundrel, but not nearly as bright as her sister. Very corpulent, she often has her mind on food. Vocal range: E5 to F-sharp3; Spider (Supporting): Female, 20-40, a normal spider who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. She is warm and friendly to James. This actor also plays Woman with Purse and Reporter 1. Vocal range: E5-G3; Green Grasshopper (Supporting): Male, 20-40, a wizened grasshopper who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. An excellent musician. This actor also plays Man with Wallet and Garden Guild. Vocal range: G4-C3; Centipede (Supporting): Male, 20-40, an ornery centipede who becomes human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. Prickly and rude, everyone thinks he is a pest. This actor also plays Buzz, the Hollywood agent. Vocal range: G4-C3; Ladybug (Supporting): Female, 30-60, a motherly ladybug who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. Respectable and classy, she has a warm, caring heart. This actor also plays Matron Nurse and Reporter. Vocal range: E5-G3; Earthworm (Supporting): Male, 25-50, an earthworm who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. A bit of a scaredy-cat. He is neurotic and worried about everything, but is very friendly and brave when called upon. This actor also plays Bobby Cop and Bitzi Botana. Vocal range: A4-C2; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 15-50, casting six-eight ensemble dancer-actors to play multiple roles such as the Crowd, Karl Kreatour, Reporters, Vagrants, Garden Guild, Bobby-Cops, Willy Wonka, Oompa Loompas, Hollywood Agents, Seaugulls, and New Yorkers. Utilizing aspects of physical theater similar to the works of Frantic Assembly. Auditions by appointment Jun 17 from 10am-6pm and Jun 18 from 10am-2pm at The Old Town Temecula Theatre (42051 Main St., Temecula CA 92590). Seeking talent from Los Angeles, San Diego CA. For more info or to schedule an audition appointment, email Casting@TheBarnStageCompany.com. In your email, attach include a digital version of your headshot and resume, note which roles you would like to be considered for, and note which time on Saturday or Sunday you prefer to be seen. We will do our best to accommodate all. You will receive an email with your confirmation time. There is no guarantee that you will be seen. Prepare 32 bars from a contemporary musical in the style of Pasek & Paul. (No pop, rock, or non-musical theater selections). Bring your book in case you are asked to sing another selection. Bring a headshot and resume and sheet music.

 

'STRENGTH Of THIS NATION' – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 30 - Twenty/20 Productions Incorporated is casting Strength of This Nation, a new musical from Timothy Allen Smith. Rehearses in August; performs in September in L.A. Pays: $500/wk. for performances and $25/hr. for rehearsals. Nonunion. Seeking—“Tamara” (Lead): Female, 18-30, athletic and a bit of a tomboy; she also has a lot of attitude and pride, Role requires strong, belting singing voice; “Nadia” (Lead): Female, 18-30, a devout Muslim of Pakistani descent; she is also a soft-spoken, well-mannered, she can be shy but comes to life when singing/performing. Role requires a strong singing voice; “Whitney” (Lead): Female, 18-30, energetic and friendly and tries to get along with everyone, making her one of the most popular girls in her school, She is a technical dancer and, for her, dancing is like breathing; she can't imagine her life without it. Role requires strong singing voice; “Paige” (Lead): Female, 18-30, Paige would best be described as a bit of a drama queen; she is Tamara’s first cousin and loves being the center of attention at all times; Role requires strong singing voice. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the production company.

'GHOST The MUSICAL' – JULY 24 – POMPTON LAKES - Rhino Theatre Mainstage is casting Ghost The Musical, a non-equity/non-union regional/community theatre production based on the Paramount Picture film of the same name. Rehearses August and September (4-5 weekday evenings and/or weekend afternoons) in Pompton Lakes NJ; runs Oct. 6-15 in Pompton Lakes NJ. Seeking—“Sam Wheat” (Lead): Male, 23-35, the hero of our story, an office worker in New York City; murdered by Willie Lopez; played by Patrick Swayze in the movie and Richard Fleeshman on Broadway and in the West End; physical attributes: to look 20s to 30s years of age; this character needs to be a strong naturalistic actor and able to interact well with Molly, especially in the romantic scenes; needs to have a charismatic and defining stage presence and have a New York accent; needs to be able to move well e.g. in physical theatre transitions and in character movements/illusions; must be comfortable being shirtless on stage; ability to play acoustic guitar (or willingness to learn) a plus, but not necessary; vocal range: G-sharp to B-flat; song to prepare for auditions “Unchained Melody”; if a guitar player: prepare “Unchained Melody” for guitar, also; “Molly Jensen” (Lead): Female, 22-35, an artist living in New York City with her boyfriend, Sam Wheat, until he's murdered; played by Demi Moore in the movie; physical attributes: to look 20s to 30s years of age; a strong actress, able to interact well with Sam and be convincing when playing the grief stricken girlfriend; be confident in transition from ‘in love to ‘broken-hearted’ without being over the top; New York accent needed but not much dancing required. Should also be able to or willing to learn how to mold clay and sculpt on a potter’s wheel; must be comfortable being in a bra on stage and playing intimate scenes with the male actor playing Sam; vocal range: G to E-flat; song to prepare for auditions: “With You” and/or “Nothing Stop Another Day;” “Oda Mae Brown” (Lead): Female, 30-60, works as a spiritual advisor out of a storefront séance parlor in Brooklyn; played by Whoopi Goldberg in the movie; physical attributes: 30s + years of age, ideally black but willing to accept applications from candidates of other ethnicities, as well; larger than life character and able to play for laughs but still have some sincere and truthful moments; some dancing required, particularly in solos, however this can be portrayed as comedic; vocal Range: G to E; song to remember for auditions: “I’m Outta Here” and/or a 16-32 bar cut of a gospel, R&B, or blues song that shows off range, character, and personality; “Carl Brunner” (Lead): Male, 23-40, the main protagonist of the show and good friend and colleague of Sam’s; Carl orders his partner, Willie Lopez to attempt to steal Sam's security codes which result in Willie killing Sam; physical Attributes: to look 20s to 40s years of age (slightly older than Sam); really strong actor and singer who is able to play ‘slimy’ business man, but who also has a heart and who is able to express conflicting emotions in the death of his good friend, Sam; needs to be able to transition to ‘slimy’ when seducing Molly; he is mentally aggressive, but appears more bookish than physically imposing; some physical theatre work needed for transitions but not specifically a dance role. New York accent; vocal Range: F-G; song to prepare for auditions: “More;” “Willie Lopez” (Supporting): Male, 20-45, when Willie is introduced, he attempts to rob Sam’s wallet; this results in a fight, and Sam is killed; physical attributions: age open to interpretation; more masculine and physically aggressive than Carl; ideally, this is a character of Hispanic decent, but willing to accept auditions from candidates of other ethnicities; no solo singing but needs to be able to sing as part of a group (choral work); some physical theatre work (e.g. his death) but is not required to be a dancer; Subway Ghost (Supporting): Male, 18-30, helps and teaches Sam to touch, and push things; physical attributes: male (but willing to see females, as well), age open to interpretation; aggressive and ‘spooky’ but within the realms of truthfulness; good physical actor required as well as physical character work experience; needs to have a balance in playing an angry and aggressive character without going to over the top; character needs to be able to rap, or at least speak-sing with energetic rhythm as his songs are a mixture of heavy metal/rap fusion; song to prepare for auditions: a 16-32 bar cutoff a rap, metal, or heavy rock song that shows off character, personality, and ability to keep pace and rhythm in music; Hospital Ghost (Supporting): Male, 40+, one of the main ghosts Sam encounters, nice part with some fantastic songs; physical attributes: male, is usually played older but not 100% necessary; needs to exhibit wisdom and knowledge; great actor and singer required, naturalistic with attitude to him while hiding his sadness; vocal range: C-A; song to prepare for auditions: “You Gotta Let Go Now;” Clara and Louise (Supporting): Females, 18+, are Oda Mae’s helpers at her séance parlor; nice comedy parts, great singers required; physical attributes: both are females, age open to interpretation; they are powerful, strong gospel-style singers with commanding presence (think the Supremes), and act as Oda Mae’s background singers and dancers; vocal Range: D-D; song to prepare for auditions: a 16-32 bar cut of a gospel, R&B, or blues song that shows off range, character, and personality; Cameo Roles (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, we will also be auditioning for the following prominent cameo roles: Wallace, Detective Beiderman, Mrs Santiago, Office Assistant, Minister, Ortisha, Orlando, Henry, Furgeson; note: these cameo roles will also comprise members of the ensemble, who will portray Higher Spirits, Parlor Ghosts, Police Officers, Patrons, New Yorkers, and Bankers; all members of the ensemble must be able to sing in a group and carry tight harmonies (choral singing) and should also be able to dance or at least move well; all those auditioning should prepare a 16–32 bar cut of a pop, rock, or R&B song in the style of the show and all auditioning should come prepared to move; sides will be provided at the audition as the director sees fit; Dancers (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, dancers who can sing; especially strong tap and/or contemporary dancers for this lively production of ghost, which will feature a variety of dance and movement genres including tap, contemporary, lyrical, parkour, inline skating, and more; those interested in comprising the dance ensemble for this should come prepared with a 16-32 bar cut of a song that shows off personality and range and be prepared and ready to dance; dancers should prepare a one-minute hip-hop or contemporary routine that shows skill level and experience. Open Casting Call Jul 24 from 7pm-9:30pm at Rhino Theatre (247 Wanaque Avenue, Pompton Lakes NJ 07442). Register for an audition at: http://ezregister.com/events/20407/ to ensure you are seen at the open call. Auditions are open call for non-equity/non-union actors, singers, and/or dancers. We are also accepting video submissions. Contact director for specific songs, sides, and other submission requirements or view the Ghost Character Auditions PDF included in this listing. Seeking male and female singers, actors, and/or dancers ages 18 and older for this northern new jersey regional/community theatre premiere production. Video Submissions being accepted through Friday, July 21. Contact the Director for specific music, sides, and information required for video submissions. Production website for more info: http://rhinotheatre.wixsite.com/ghostmusical.

'GOLDEN' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 1 - Golden Christmas Tour is casting the musical, Golden, a Christmas touring show for an over-55 audience. Tours throughout December, in Berkshire/Hampshire/Oxfordshire, UK. Professional pay. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, must be able to dance and sing, must be caring. patient, fun, outgoing but calm, self-employed position, you must hold a current DBS check, have your own car/use of a car. Seeking talent from Berkshire, England. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'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:

'FIND YOUR FUNNY!' – MAY 2 - The Actor's Project NYC is casting Find Your Funny!, a full-length theatrical showcase of music, scenes, monologues, and sketch comedy, all original work by company writers, for The Actor's Project NYC. Producer states: "TAPNYC is a company that assists its members in landing agents/managers 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 summer; performs in the fall in NYC. Membership dues are $495/season and include agent/manager coaching, resume workshops, branding-yourself workshops, and entry into The Acting-Career Seminar, where company members meet with a commercial agent, a legit agent, and a talent manager. All members meet with agents and managers before and after showcases. Seeking—Actors & Singers Seeking Representation Through Showcases: 18+. Group audition by appointment May 2 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 done 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.)."

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

COMPETITIONS:

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

 

 

 

 

Recording/Studio Sessions/Voiceovers/Film/TV/Online:

'PEOPLE DESCRIBE MOVIES THEY HAVEN'T SEEN' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 1 - NYU is casting People Describe Movies They Haven't Seen. Imagine "Drunk History" but instead of historical events, the person describes the plot to a movie and instead of being drunk, it's a movie they haven't seen. And it's all audio. When the person recites dialogue from the film, it cuts to an actor saying what they said. The movies the subjects chose to describe were "Jurassic Park III," "Back to the Future III," and "Blade Runner." Seeking actors who can do an impression of at least one of the following: Jeff Goldblum, Newman from "Seinfeld," William H. Macy, Marty McFly, or Harrison Ford. Will record at 721 Broadway, date TBD, but April 28-May 1. Seeking—“Jeff Goldblum” (Supporting): Male, 18+, has reprised his role as Ian Malcolm in this version of "Jurassic Park III"; now he's running the Headquarters on Jurassic Park Island with one goal in mind: make sure the dinosaurs don't get started again. Actor must be capable of doing a Jeff Goldblum impression; “Newman” from “Seinfeld” (Supporting): Male, 18+, Wayne Knight was in the first Jurassic Park. And guess what? He survived. Now he lives on Jurassic Park and he's hatched another plan to get rich off these dinosaurs. Actor must be capable of doing an impression of Wayne Knight (a.k.a. Newman from "Seinfeld."); “William H. Macy” (Supporting): Male, 18+, was in the real Jurassic Park III. This was one of the few bits of knowledge that Deakon had when asked to describe the film's plot. In this version, he's a sleazy FBI agent in cahoots with Newman. William H. Macy's voice isn't super specific. Being able to nail the voice isn't super important, but the closer you can get, the better; “Harrison Ford” (Supporting): Male, 18+, plays Rick Deckard. This is a fact. This is one of the only facts Taylor knew about the film when she described its plot. In this version, he's the same hardboiled cop, but he cries a bit more. Actor must be capable of doing an impression of Harrison Ford in "Blade Runner;" “Marty McFly” (Supporting): Male, 18+, "I've never seen Manchester by the Sea, but I imagine it's pretty similar" said Emily when I asked to describe the plot of "Back to the Future III." There's no time travel in this hard-hitting drama in which Marty admits to his mother that he made out with her when he travelled to the past. Actor must be able to do an impression of Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox). Seeking talent from New York NY. Send in audio or video of you doing the impressions stated via backstage.com or contact the school.

 

'WILL-O-WISP' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 1 - RROSE LLC is casting a voiceover role for the artist Rachel Rose's new short film. Records two to three days in late April in a recording studio in NYC. Pays $200 a day, meals included. Seeking—Narrator-Voiceover: Male, 18+, the director is looking specifically for a voice that sounds like John Malkovich's voice in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahaEMVqgD4E; Singer (Supporting): Female, 18+, female singer whose voice sounds like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYW4Wx7sK3o Seeking talent from New York NY. If you can sing, this is an added bonus but by no means required. Open to listening to all audio reels; however, it would be helpful to hear your say: “I demand whether all wars, bloodshed, and misery came upon the creation when on man endeavoured to be a lord over another?” Some background information on Rachel: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/18/arts/design/rachel-rose-driven-by-distraction-heads-to-the-whitney.html?_r=1, https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/oct/26/rachel-rose-artist-gravity-space-whitney-museum, and http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/11/30/seeing-stars-art-andrea-k-scott. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'TRIAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 1 - Cycle Media is casting voiceover for Trial, a digital video that will be aired on social media in partnership with a brand. Records April for one day in NYC. Non-union. Seeking—VO: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Email mp3 audition files (must be reading sample script) to fredrich@cycle.media. Must be NYC based. Looking for someone who can read a popular poem in both styles listed: 1. Def Jam Style - American english speaker with an urban feel and an interesting voice rather than a traditionally clean reading. The style is definitely more Slam poetry than high school Shakespeare. Auditions should be confident, have a bit of an edge and an interpretative take on the flow of the poem. 2.Traditional Poetry Style - American English speaker. Middle age with no discernable accent. Think Levi's "Go Forth" campaign. Sample script for submissions: Do not let the day end without having grown a bit, without being happy, without having risen your dreams. Do not let anyone remove the right to express yourself, Do not forsake the yearning to make your life something special. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Cycle Media.

 

'GOOD VIBRATIONS' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 1 - NYU Tisch School of the Arts is casting voice actors for a short stop motion animation. The story is a melancomedy about two sisters who live above a porn video store that is owned by their parents. Voice over recording to begin sometime during spring 2017 (1-2 days) in NYC. Production begins summer and shoots into the fall. Meal provided for recording sessions. Seeking—“Hazel” (Lead): Female, 18+, growing up in her family's porn shop. She is an observer, watching her older sister mature. To play ages 8 and 12. Audio reel preferred; “Grace” (Lead): Female, 18+, coming of age in her parent's porn shop. She is on the cusp of sexual maturity but her growing up around sex complicates things. She is unhappy in their small town and wants to get out. To play ages 12 and 16; “Mr. Farmer” (Supporting): Male, 18+, a regular in the shop and family friend. He is strange and awkward, but good-hearted; “Amy” (Supporting): Female, 18+, Grace and Hazel's mother, she is a retired porn star and married to their father, the porn shop owner. Seeking talent from New York NY. Audio reel preferred with submission. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the school.

 

'BLACK SONGBIRD' –MAY 1 DEADLINE - Seven Clubs Entertainment LLC is seeking singer-songwriters to composer original music for the soundtrack of "Black Songbird." Online through May 1. Pay is 50/50 of net profits for single song downloads. Share 20% net profit will other artist on net profit of soundtrack sales. And share 3 % net of all singer-songwriters-instrumentalists for three years from revenue generated from theatrical, VOD , Home video and etc sales. The assignment is a work for hire. All music will become to copyright owner production company however you will have receive lifetime royalties. Seeking—Singer-Songwriter (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-40, sing on soundtrack and possibly a music video; prefer singer-songwriter; would like to receive link of singing voice and/or performing. Seeking talent from New York NY; Atlanta GA; Charlotte NC; Washington DC. Interested in R&B, HipHop and Pop music. Motion picture is currently in post-production. Online audition only till May 1. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the entertainment company.

 

'TRANSMISSION' – EARLY MAY - 1TS Presents is casting Transmission, a movie-musical that follows the story of one person's journey from male to female. It takes place in Hollywood and includes a love story sub-plot. A truncated, 60-minute stage-play version will be part of the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Rehearsals in mid- to late May; production dates: June 3, 9, 12, 17, 21, 23 at the Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd.; shoots June-Sep. 2017 in Hollywood CA. Pay varies based on role. For filming, meals and transportation provided. Producers plan to apply for a SAG-AFTRA Ultra Low Budget agreement. Seeking Equity and non-Equity performers for the stage version. Seeking—“Trinity” (Lead): Transgender Female, 26-45, tenor/2nd alto; post-op transsexual woman. Actor may be transgender or cisgender. Must be able to play rhythm or lead guitar. Narrates the story of her journey from male to female. Witty, fun-loving, with strong comedic timing. Able to be vulnerable and cry as well. Versatile actor must be comfortable wearing a prosthetic penis during fist part of show, transforming into a black woman who is a spoken-word "punany poet" and also transforming into a woman. Role calls for brief full nudity in dim lighting at end of show. All ethnicities encouraged to audition; “Mitch” (Supporting): Male, 23-40, tenor; out and proud gay dude, yet desperately wants to "fit-in" with the straight crowd. Tries to cover his natural feminine authenticity with masculine behavioral choices. He is athletic, somewhat muscular and strikingly attractive. Wants to be perceived as macho, but in the bedroom he's a big ol' bottom. All ethnicities encouraged to audition; “Pat  (Supporting): Male, 30-55, bass; male who cross-dresses as woman. Considers herself "transgender." Has a difficult reality where she must go to work as male, but prefers to live the rest of her life as female. Her voice is deep, she has long, balding hair, but she is proud of who she is, and makes no apologies. She longs to be a beautiful, famous star, but deep down, she knows it's just not in the cards. Hot tempered, yet very protective and loving toward "her own kind." All ethnicities encouraged to audition; “Robyn” (Supporting): Female, 28-45, alto; soulful, wise, independent. Has no time for B.S and isn't afraid to call it like she sees it. Empowered and strong, open-minded and able to listen. Not necessarily "classically beautiful" but her confidence and sensuality can charm any man. She has been knocked down on many occasions, but always picks herself back up and is a better person for it; “Cindy” (Supporting): Female, 21-40, soprano; she's a walking Disney princess. Sweet, innocent, kind-hearted. She loves life and always looks at the bright side. Able to speak with a standard British dialect. All ethnicities encouraged to audition; “Madonna” (Supporting): Female, 30-50, literally Madonna the singer. This version of Madonna is caring and sensitive without ego. Imagine Madonna during her "Ray of Light" period. Almost sage-like. Wise and compassionate. Believes we are all one, all connected, and each person's life is meaningful. Seeking talent from Hollywood CA. To apply, email your submission to casting@onetranshow.com. In the subject line put the names of the roles for which you are submitting. In body of email, include your full name, height, weight, race/ethnicity, vocal range, SAG-AFTRA and Equity status, and a link to your headshot/resume/reel. You may also include one headshot and your resume in the body of the email, however do not send attachments. Attachments will not be opened and emails with attachments will be deleted. Auditions in early May.

 

'HOW I BECAME A PIRATE' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 1 - Tisch School of the Arts is casting How I Became A Pirate, an animation of a story written by a first grader about how he became a pirate in NYC. Shoots May 1 in NYC. Coffee and treats and a copy of finished work provided. Seeking—Child’s Voiceover (Lead): Male, 5-43, a voiceover of the animation where the child would read the story written. The story was written by a 1st grader, so an actor around that age is the voice needed. Seeking talent from New York NY. A super short audio clip would be appreciated. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the school.

 

'TOM And BRENDA' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 5 - NGHBRS is casting Tom and Brenda, a multimedia art installation currently under development for exhibition in September. Scheduled to record in mid-May (schedule flexible based on talent availability) in NYC. Pays: $100. Seeking—“Tom” (Lead): Male, 45-65, comedic role; think Donald Trump meets George Constanza (early seasons of "Seinfeld"); he is a washed-up landlord and radio co-host; he's frequently drunk and verbally abusive to Brenda, his tenant, co-host, and (?) former lover; they have a very Punch and Judy relationship; “Brenda” (Lead): Female, 35-54, comedic role; a female morning radio co-host; she's introverted and a bit of a shut-in who takes a lot of shit from Tom (her co-host). Open to falsetto males. Seeking talent from New York NY. Audio reel preferred, but not necessary. Sample script will be provided for talent to be read as part of the audition. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact NGHBRS.

 

ADVERTISING ANIMATION VOICEOVER – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 9 - School of Visual Arts is casting voiceover talent for a short advertising animation for Cannes Lions and AKQA. Self-records wherever talent is located. Pays: $50 via Venmo. Credit provided. Seeking—“Ms. Single” (Lead): Female, 20-31, single and ready to get out in the field, but so tired of the way dating life has been. Must be able to voice a personality that shows off a sense of cartoon-y humor (e.g., "Steven Universe," "Fairly Odd Parents," "Looney Toons"). Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Must be able to do an American/Valley accent like Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. Provide your email address and a sample script will be sent to you. Must be able to provide a high-quality voice recording. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the school.

 

TEEN RUNAWAY PSA – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 12 - CSUDH is casting a narrator for a PSA for California State Dominguez Hills. Synopsis: This scene will take place at a house where the PSA will present teens either being bullied, having family conflict, or experiencing emotional abuse. Shoot date(s) TBD on the CSUDH campus in Carson CA. Seeking—Narrator (Supporting): Male, 18+. Seeking talent from Carson CA. Submit electronically and casting personnel will send you a script. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the school.

 

DANISH MALE VOICE OVER – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 14 - Golden Era Productions is casting a Danish male voice to narrate several videos about the principles of communication. Voice audition needed, recording schedule per voice actor availability. $300/day recording session. Seeking—Danish Male Voiceover: 18+. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the production company.

 

'LIKE A STAR' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 15 - Tar Baby is casting Like a Star, an experimental film based on an excerpt from Toni Morrison's "Tar Baby." Records in May in NYC. Pays: $100/day. Seeking—Narrator (Lead): Female, 18+, voiceover narrating the life of an ant. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit a two-minute, audio-only monologue via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'The RAPTURE' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 17 - Tali Keren, artist, is casting a voiceover for a museum installation. Records in April in NYC. Pays: $25/hr. Seeking—Voiceover (Lead): Female, 25-55, for museum installation. Seeking talent from Brooklyn NY. Submit example(s) of past work via backstage.com

 

ALCOHOLISM PSA – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 18 - CSU Dominguez Hills is seeking a narrator for an PSA on alcoholism. Shoots date is dependent on narrator's availability in Carson CA. Seeking—Narrator (Supporting): Male or Female, 22+, voiceover role. Seeking talent from Carson CA. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the school.

 

IHRDC e-LEARNING SPANISH VOICEOVER – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 18 - Rose Studios is casting a medium-sized e-learning series from IHRDC focused on petroleum and natural gas e-learning. Talent should ideally be experienced with voiceover work and have a neutral Latin American Spanish fluency for the client. Seeking an older-sounding voice. Records in May/June in NYC. Pays requested rate by talent according to client's budget ($100+/hr.). Seeking—Spanish Voiceover (Lead): Male, 25-60, Pays requested rate by talent according to client's budget ($100+/hr.). Seeking talent from Brooklyn, New York NY. Voice demo necessary for sample submission to client. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the studios.

VO NARRATOR For PSA – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 20 - CSUDH is casting a narrator for a public service announcement about peace and equality. Shoots TBD in California State University Dominguez Hills. Seeking—VO (Lead): Male or Female, 18+. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Submit your audition file via backstage.

 

'AUDIENCE Of ONE' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 20 - Pratt Institute is seeking a singer/voice actor to voice the role of a gondolier in a short film titled Audience of One. The film is about a gondolier who, unable to find an audience in the pedestrians of Venice, goes in pursuit of a valuable, glowing fish who is attracted to his song. He hunts and catches it, but decides to give it back to the water, realizing it more valuable to watch it dance to his song than sell it for money. The film is being produced as part of a first-year graduate thesis course at the Pratt Institute. Preferably in NYC, but not required. Pays $75. “Gondo the Gondolier (Animation/Voiceover Only) (Lead): Male, 18+, Low singing voice. Italian not required, as there is no language in the film, only la-la-las. Gondo is the protagonist of the short film. He's a gangly fellow made of colored plastic and a cut-out circle for an eye (see production stills below). He's a bit of a romantic. As a gondolier, he sings for money, but as he discovers in the course of the four minutes, he desires listening ears more than money; and the privilege of attention (from a magical, glowing fish) rather than complete possession. NOTE: We require a sample of your singing voice to consider you for the part. If you do not already have a sample, please include a rendition of the tune "Sambolero" by Luiz Bonfa, in your application. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Include a video or audio reel that includes your singing voice in your submission via backstage.com or contact the institute.

NATIVE SPANISH-SPEAKING VO TALENT – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 21 - Studio Center is seeking native Spanish-speaking children, tweens, and teens to add to Studio Center's voiceover roster. You must live within 45 minutes of one of our studios (Washington DC; New York NY; Richmond VA; or Virginia Beach VA) or have Source-Connect Standard or Pro or ISDN. Ongoing work in Washington DC; Richmond, Virginia Beach VA; or NYC. Rate TBD/varies per project. Seeking—Native Spanish-Speaking Child (Lead): Male or Female, 6-10; Native Spanish-Speaking Tween (Lead): Male or Female, 10-13; Native Spanish-Speaking Teen (Lead): Male or Female, 13-19; Native Spanish-Speaking Young Adult (Lead): Male or Female, 18-25. Seeking talent from Virginia Beach, Richmond VA; Washington DC; New York NY. You must live within 45 minutes of one of our studios (Washington DC; New York NY; Richmond VA; or Virginia Beach VA) or have Source-Connect Standard or Pro or ISDN. Send your contact info, which Spanish dialect you speak, and your demo file to talentdepartment@studiocenter.com and include in the subject line: "Your Name, City You Live In, Dialect." Record something short on your phone and attach the file if you do not have a Spanish demo.

 

'HOUSE On The SQUABBLE' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 21 - Ngstudios is seeking a male actor (45-65) to do voiceover in House on the Squabble, a short film. Recording dates TBD in NYC. Submit with your rate. A flat rate is preferred instead of per page/hour. Seeking—“Jack:” Male, 45-65, must have acting (on- or off-screen) experience. A large part of the film is told in voiceover of the main character. 12-15 pages in total. Must be able to take directions. Coordinator states: "Don't apply if you only have voiceover experience in commercials or docs. This job requires having good acting skills and being able to bring out different moods and emotions." Seeking talent from New York NY. Include a reel in your submission via backstage.com or contact the studio. Must be local to NYC.

'SOCIAL DIVIDE' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 23 - CSUDH Digital Media Arts is casting a trailer for a show called Social Divide for CSUDH Digital Media Arts, where the opinions of current social issues are voiced. Seeking a voiceover actor, preferably one who has the ability to professionally record the script from home and email the audio files, to expedite the production process. If no applicant has the ability to do so, casting personnel choose the best voice from the applicant to come to the CSUDH campus to record it. Records remotely or at the CSUDH campus in Carson CA. Copy provided. Seeking—Voiceover (Lead): Male or Female, 18+, will introduce the show. Seeking talent from Los Angeles, Carson CA. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'TOMORROW's STOREYS' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 24 - Fear and Wonder is casting Tomorrow's Storeys, an animated short film set across the different floors and rooms of a fictional future apartment block in Athens, Greece. Created as a single long take, a drifting camera moves through the rooms of the apartment block eavesdropping in on the conversations of the residents. These overheard narratives become a window into the city of tomorrow, the lives we might lead and the relationships we might have. Director states: "A collection of internationally renowned science fiction authors have each written a dialogue for the film. The visual effects team behind previous award-winning shorts are developing this timely, visually striking, animated production. The film is being produced for a significant international art festival held this year in Athens and will tour the festival circuit following the Athens premiere." Voiceover work is to be recorded across an open and flexible schedule from April 28-May 5. Voiceover work pays $150 per session. Seeking—“Plato” (Lead): Male, 24-38, a young, aspiring man in sharp clothes. Plato is one of the lead characters in a story based around a two-way dialogue with an older man; “Socrates” (Lead): Male, 50+, an older man, worn by life, in an energizing conversation with Plato, a younger aspiring man. Socrates is one of the lead characters in a story based around this two-way dialogue with the younger man; “Mama Tula” (Lead): Female, 44-69, the motherly figure of the apartment block. She has dialogue with Anna, a young teenage girl, and is forever meddling in her affairs; “Anna” (Lead): Female, 18-30, a young and petulant teenage girl. She is always bickering with Mama Tula, an older women intent on giving her life advice that she doesn't need; “Nick” (Lead): Male, 18-31, a young romantic, in a flirtatious conversation with Anna, constantly trying to convince her to marry him; “Gladys” (Lead): Female, 51+, an older woman, almost at the end of her life, reflecting on and longing for better times. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. If not located in Los Angeles or London then voice actors must have their own recording setup. In your reply, note whether you have access to your own recording equipment. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'LULLABY LEAGUE' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 26 - Some Spider is casting A CAPELLA GROUPS (not individuals) for a fun and entertaining competition project in development, Lullaby League. "Think "American Idol" meets "nanny cam." The goal? Make a baby fall sleep by singing. It would take place in a real house where a mom is putting a baby to sleep. The choir would come into the room and attempt to make the baby fall asleep by singing. As they succeed they would move forward in the competition. Individuals who apply by themselves won't be considered. Please get in touch ONLY if you fit the criteria." Shoot dates are TBD in NYC. Note: Production is NY-based. Pay is TBD. Seeking—Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 13-88; must by NY-based. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit pix and video footage of your group and ages of all members. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Some Spider.

STUDENT PRODUCTION – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - School of Visual Arts is seeking a caring/softer older voice for a student production for SVA. Talent will must be able to provide HD audio recording. Credit provided. Seeking—Ex-Cataract Patient: Male or Female, 55+, if you can do accents, specify in your submission. Seeking talent from New York NY. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the school.

 

WORKING In WEDDING INDUSTRY REALITY SHOW – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 30 - Producer is casting over-the-top personalities working in the wedding industry. You could be a wedding planner, caterer, wedding singer/band, DJ/emcee, dancer -- anything at all. Production dates TBD. Nationwide/Worldwide. Seeking—Lead (Lead): Males & Females, 18+, Vibrant and colorful characters working in the wedding industry. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. If interested, submit with a short paragraph telling us about yourself and why you've always thought you'd be perfect on a reality show. Also include a recent photo, and links to any online presence you might have (videos, press, websites, etc.). For submission, visit backstage.com

 

MAKERS MUSIC – NOTICE EXPIRES JULY 31 - Makers Music is seeking Caucasian male singers ages 13-19 to join a male recording group with a recording deal with Sony Records. Also seeking a solo male singer age 13-21 and a female solo singer age 15-20 for solo recording deals. Studio recordings will be in NYC and L.A. Cash advance provided once a recording contract is signed with Sony Records. Seeking—Male and Female Singers (Lead): 13-20, Cash advance provided once a recording contract is signed with Sony Records. Seeking talent from New York NY. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Makers Music.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

BECKY BARRETT MANAGEMENT ARTIST REPRESENTATION – APR. 30 – LIVERPOOL - Becky Barrett Management is seeking triple threat performers for representation at Becky Barrett Management. Ongoing representation in the Liverpool, UK area. Pay rates vary depending on work booked; agency takes a percentage of all earnings. Seeking—Performers (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, triple threat performers. Open Casting Call Apr 30 at 10am at Dolphin Dance Studios (42 Devon St, Liverpool, England L3 8HA). Registration begins at 10am, with a dance call followed by vocal recalls.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

REFERENCE:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

SCHOOLS/SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS:

MdM VOICEOVER WORKSHOPS And PANEL With VOICE ARTIST Of DONALD DUCK, JIMMY NEUTRON, DAW, And More – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 28 - MdM Talent is seeking participants for an MdM voiceover panel. Artistic Director states: "Come learn from top names in the voiceover industry with MdM Talent's exclusive Voiceover Workshops and Industry Panel! Our three L.A.-based voiceover guest-artists are some of the most sought-after talent, teachers, and coaches in their industry: Debi Derryberry, Daniel Ross, and David Sobolov. They have voiced iconic roles such as Jimmy Neutron in 'Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius,' Donald Duck in Disney's 'Mickey and the Roadster Racers,' Lucky for Lucky Charms, the role of Drax the Destroyer in Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' Gorilla Grodd in CW's 'The Flash,' and hundreds of other animated series, films, radio and TV commercials, video games, and live action features. "The Friday night Industry Panel from 6:30pm-8:30pm will be moderated by Justin Timpane and will involve the artists in a discussion about their lives and careers, then will open up to questions from the audience. Afterward, guests will be able to circulate to each of the artists stationed around our event space and will have the opportunity for signatures, pictures, book purchasing and signings, etc. "The three voiceover workshops over the course Saturday and Sunday will cover topics such as: How to Market & Brand Yourself in the Voiceover Industry; How to Get Started and The Discovery Process of a Voiceover Career; Special Demands and Challenges of the Voiceover Market (and how to overcome them); Voiceover Audition Techniques; Acting Techniques Useful for Voiceover Work Such As Animation and Video Games; Commercial VO Techniques and Exercises; Creating a Demo Reel; Woking with Copy and What to Expect in the Studio; Microphone Etiquette; How to Record A Successful Mp3; How to Make Some of the Most Common Noises and Sounds; and The Impact of Social Media. "Each workshop will be limited to 30 participants, divided into 3 groups of no more than 10 participants each. These groups will circulate to 3 different classes with each voiceover artist over the course of 3 hours. This will afford them the opportunity to experience a wide variety of techniques and topics from three different experts who are highly regarded in their field. The final 30 minutes will conclude with a Q&A with all 3 guest artists and will focus on the voiceover industry and other useful advice for aspiring voiceover talent. (For the youth workshop, parents are invited to participate in the last 30 minute Q&A Session.) Note: Some prior acting/performing experience is requested as this workshop is geared toward those interested in expanding their acting skills and possibly pursuing a path in the voiceover industry." Voiceover Industry Panel with Debi, David, and Daniel runs Apr. 28 (6:30pm-8:30pm); Youth Voiceover Workshop (ages 10-17) runs Apr. 29 (10am-1:30pm); Adult Voiceover Workshop 1 (ages 18+) runs Apr. 29 (3:30pm-7pm); and Adult Voiceover Workshop 2 (ages 18+) runs Apr. 30 (9:30am-1pm). All events run at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington DC. No pay. Voiceover Industry Panel cost: $30. Youth Voiceover Workshop cost: $275. Adult Voiceover Workshop 1 cost: $275. Adult Voiceover Workshop 2 cost: $275. Seeking—Workshop Participants: Males & Females, 10+. Seeking talent from Washington DC; Baltimore MD; Philadelphia PA. Contact Artistic Director Sarah Scheiner at 540/229-1991 or sarahscheiner@gmail.com with any questions or Valerie Boyd (asst. to Sarah Scheiner) at 571/308-5862 or boydvaleriej@yahoo.com. Also visit our Eventbrite page at bit.ly/MdMVoiceover. The access code is MDMVOEVENT. Panel open to public (ages 10+). Some performance/acting background is preferred.

 

'FIND YOUR HONESTY: ACTING THROUGH SONG, CLASSES' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 29 - Find Your Honesty: Acting Through Song is seeking participants for Spring classes with Find Your Honesty: Acting Through Song. Owner states: Find Your Honesty: Acting Through Song is an acting coaching studio for musical theater. Sessions are private and 60-minutes in length and are focused on the acting side of your musical theater material. We will work on songs from your book, applying different tools to help you in connecting to your material in a very real, grounded and natural way. They key is understanding how to bring YOU and what makes YOU unique to your work. We will also discuss your rep and how to streamline what you are presenting to casting directors. I'd love to help you grow in this way so that you can walk into your auditions confidently and do extremely well." Ongoing sessions at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., 10th fl., NYC). If not in NYC, sessions are offered via Skype or FaceTime. No pay. Introductory session offered at $50. Seeking—Actors & Singers: Males & Females, 10+: performers interested in taking their craft to the next level. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Apply via backstage or email actingthrusong@gmail.com. Include a cover letter with your submission. Note: Seeking serious applicants who are interested in taking their musical theater craft to the next level. For more info, visit www.actingthroughsong.org.

 

MUSIC ACADEMY INTERNATIONAL: MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE STUDIO – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 1 - Music Academy International is a professional-level training and performance program which provides a rare opportunity for talented young singers, actors, and dancers to train and perform in Europe with leading Broadway professionals. The four-week program is designed for college students that are preparing to transition into the professional theatre world of musical theatre performance. Current high school juniors and seniors who are looking for intensive training are also encouraged to submit. This summer, we are casting productions of Godspell and Chicago, as well as a stage revue. Rehearses/Performs July 2- July 29, 2017 in Mezzano, ITALY. Tuition: Tuition for the 2017 Musical Theatre Studio is $2,895. Housing: Housing in shared apartments is provided at no additional charge. Travel: MAI provides a free shuttle bus that will run from Marco Polo Airport (VCE) directly to Mezzano/Fiera on July 2, departing at 4:30pm. A return shuttle will be provided on July 29, departing Mezzano for VCE at 7am. We encourage everyone that wishes to take the shuttle to plan their arrival and departure flights accordingly. Seeking—Summer Participants: Males & Females, 17-26, All roles in Chicago and Godspell are open, as well as spots in the festival's stage revue. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Include a headshot and resume. We also would like to see two short selections (32 bars or more) of songs in varying styles, and a monologue and/or dance reel if you have one available. Submit via Backstage.com

 

KIDVILLE, CHILDREN's CLASS (UPPER WEST SIDE) – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 6 - Kidville Upper West Side is seeking a vocalist-guitarist for Kidville. Owner states: "Kidville operates upscale facilities catering to newborns through six-year-old children and their families. We offer a wide range of developmental classes including enrichment, art, music, and gym. We are looking for energetic, outgoing, responsible, and fun guitarists/vocalists to perform 45-minute sets (accompanied by a full live band) for babies and toddlers. All candidates should be fast learners, team players, and hard workers - with good sense of humor and ability to interact with children and adults in a classroom setting. Competitive salary, tons of fun, flexible hours, and incredible opportunities. Additional work may also be available for children's birthday parties." Looking for someone to begin training immediately in preparation for the Spring/Summer semester which begins May 8 in NYC. Guitarist-Vocalist: Males & Females, 18-40, the combination of a pleasant attitude, willingness to help others, and a commitment to Kidville's high standard of service are the foundation of a positive work environment. Qualifications: must play guitar and sing well and have solid knowledge of fundamental chords; theater background and/or experience playing in a band preferred; must be able to learn material by listening to MP3s and reading chord charts; knowledge of multiple styles of music is preferred; experience teaching and/or working with young children preferred; must be fluent in English; must have experience with the Internet; must provide documentation of legal U.S. residency. Seeking talent from New York NY. Send your resume and headshot to mayor.uws@mykidville.com. Specify in the subject of the email the position for which you are applying.

 

KIDS/TEENS, SUMMER SEASON: 'HUNCHBACK Of NOTRE DAME' and 'GREASE' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 6 - BAMtheatre is casting BAMtheatre's high school and college intensive production of Hunchback of Notre Dame. Seeking submissions from high school and college students for this Chicago-area premiere production of the brand-new musical production of Victor Hugo's beloved novel. Also seeking submissions for the youth production of Grease. Ages 5-16 are eligible to audition. All roles available. For Hunchback: Rehearsals begin mid-May (Mon.-Fri. eves.) in Hinsdale IL; runs June 22-25, 2017 in La Grange Park IL. For Grease: Rehearsals begin July 10 (Mon.-Fri. eves.) in Hinsdale IL; runs Aug. 4-6 in La Grange Park IL. No pay. Seeking—All Roles for Hunchback & Grease: Males & Females, 5-24. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. More information is available at bamtheatre.com. Register for an audition online at https://www.bamtheatre.com/auditions.

 

FIVE-CITY TOUR, 'The ART Of CINEMATIC ACTING,' FREE WORKSHOP For FILM And TELEVISION – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 8 - John Pallotta Studio is seeking participants for acting coach John Pallotta's national tour The Art of Cinematic Acting for Film and Television. Studio producer states: "Transform your acting, one day only, free, with acclaimed NYC acting coach John Pallotta in the following cities: NYC; Philadelphia PA; Baltimore MD; Washington DC, Atlanta GA; Chicago IL; Roswell NM; and L.A. Transform your acting with 18-time-nominated 'Best Acting Coach' John Pallotta, according to Backstage Readers' Choice Awards (for the past four years), and see why top celebrities call on John Pallotta when they want to be on top of their game. "What you will learn from John Pallotta: Take on a character in a split second with fullness and reality; create believable emotion; make choices as an actor and feel confident in those choices; not freeze at auditions; book more work; memorize lines fast; quickly change." Workshop runs May 6 (2pm) in NYC; May 8 (6pm) in Chicago IL; and additional date(s) TBD in Philadelphia PA; Baltimore MD; Washington DC; Atlanta GA; Roswell NM; and L.A. No pay. Workshop is free for first-time attendees. Seeking—Actors (Lead): Males & Females, 10+. Seeking talent from New York City NY; Chicago IL; Baltimore MD; Philadelphia PA. Click on the link below (seating is limited at each location): https://www.eventbrite.com/o/john-pallotta-studio-7911774439. Email assists@johnpallotta.com with any problems. For more information, visit www.johnpallottastudio.com.

 

'The ART And BUSINESS Of VOICEOVERS' With AMY MARCS And ROY RENZA – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 8 - 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 May 1, 8, 15, and 22 (Monday eves., 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 Participant: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. To sign up, contact Amy Marcs at 917/406-7705 or submit electronically. For more info, visit startraxnewyork.com and amymarcs.com.

 

SING For AMERICA SUMMER THEATER INTENSIVE, 'MADAGASCAR LIVE!' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 14 - Sing for America Productions is seeking participants for Sing for America's Summer Theater Intensive, featuring full production of the musical, Madagascar Live! Seeking Gloria the Hippo, Marty the Zebra, Alex the Lion, Melman the Giraffe, and Penguins. The Intensive runs June 18-July 16 in Bethlehem PA. No pay. Fees required; price per student: $4,680. Director states: "If you are cast, the cost of the intensive covers daily instruction, deluxe accommodations, and three meals per day, as well as fun group outings." Seeking—Various Roles: Males & Females, 13-19. Seeking talent from Easton PA; New York NY; Philadelphia PA. Read attached brochure before submitting. You must include a video audition with your submission. You may upload it to YouTube or email directly to singforamerica@hotmail.com. You must also include completed application. Call 610/417-2289 with questions.

 

'IMPROVISATION For ACTORS' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 20 - IN Studios is seeking participants for Improvisation for Actors. Company states: "Improvisation 5.0 is a unique technique designed to help actors fast-forward their career success. Our proven training method consistently helps our members stand out in the audition room and book more jobs, whether they are veterans or brand-new to acting. We are currently auditioning for select scholarships for our unique, professional training and team." Workshop is in the spring in NYC. No pay. Fees are required to participate. Company states: "This audition is for a scholarship for training at a reduced price of $100-$150." Seeking—Participants (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. For more info and to request an audition, visit http://instudios-nyc.com/in-1/.

 

'YOUNG Dr. JEKYLL' WORKSHOP In VERMONT SUMMER 2017 – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 21 - New York Stage Originals/Vermont Musical Theatre Academy is casting the first US workshop production of Young Dr. Jekyll, a new musical with book, music, & lyrics by Philip David Stern and co-book writers Tim Wells & Lisa Hopkins. Note: This is a tuition-based program. Those invited to the workshop will be responsible for the workshop fee as well as housing and transportations costs. Synopsis: Young Dr. Jekyll has five days to recreate the formula for intelligence that he discovered while on an expedition to the mystical Isle of Bu Bu. He is determined to ignore the existence of his insane father and anything else that might get in the way of his chances of being the youngest person to be admitted to The Royal Society of Scientific Minds. Managing Director states: "Selected applicants will be in the 'room where it happens with NYC creative team and Broadway artists, as they develop the show from the page to the stage. Participants will work closely with Broadway mentors as this world premier is staged. In addition, private coachings and master classes by the creative, artistic and Broadway guest artist(s). "This show was recently produced in concert at Feinstein's/54 Below. The cast included Nicholas Barasch, Tessa Grady, Krystal Joy Brown, Autumn Hurlbert, James Hunsaker, and Carl Danielsen. "Students ages 12-22 encouraged to apply to audition. It is anticipated that this workshop will have two casts and two crews. Each cast will appear in three performances and provide off stage support for the others." 2-3 preliminary workshop rehearsals in South Burlington VT (dates subject to change); May 20 & 21, June 3 & 4, and June 16 &17; NYC preliminary rehearsals TBD; Create! production workshop Aug. 7- Aug. 20 in Vermont. Production tuition: $750. Managing Director states: "Tuition includes Private Coaching, Master Classes, and the experience of being immersed in the creative development process of this new musical." Seeking—“Harry Jekyll” (Lead): Male, tenor/high baritone-pop/legit; a handsome, confident young doctor of science; driven and completely one track-minded on his quest for "fame" in the scientific establishment; he is oblivious to the relationships in his life, except to how they might interfere with his goal to be the youngest ever accepted into The Royal Society of Scientific Minds; while exploring on the Isle of Bu Bu, Harry discovers what he believes is the secret to human intelligence and steals the mystical Bu Bu plant from Mami Wata and her tribe; character age: 18-23; “Arthur Jekyll” (Lead): Male, baritone, pop/legit with high notes; Harry's brother, and flatmate, an artist; kind and sensitive, the caretaker of their father who is in the asylum; frustrated by his brother's singlemindedness but nevertheless proud and aware of his brother's obvious brilliance; in love with Charlie but lacks the confidence to tell her; character age: 20-25; “Charlotte” (Charlie) (Lead): Female, mezzo-soprano with legit possible belt; the Jekyll's roommate, a feisty young friend of Arthur's who disguises herself as man to attend medical school at the University, where it is prohibited; quick witted and energetic, she sees Arthur as a best friend, a little brother and has no idea that he has feelings towards her; character age: 18-21; “Mr. Folsom” (Lead): Male, baritone character voice, Cockney accent; the landlord; a lovable working class fellow with a weakness for food; he dreams of escaping the drudgery of landlording and retiring to the South of France; not the brightest, he is hopelessly trying to teach himself to speak French; must be loveable and comedic; character age: 40-60; “Brigitte” (Lead): Female, character mezzo-soprano with strong high belt, French accent; jaded French singer and former chorus dancer from the Follies Bergère; tired of France and band romance, she is trying to make a life and find a real man in London; she sings regularly at The George Tavern where she meets and is offended by young Dr. Jekyll who is immune to her charms; character age: 35-50; “Mama Wata” (Lead): Female, soulful mezzo-soprano with blues and R&B and belt; exotic and ageless medicine woman from the island of Bu Bu; she shares ancient secrets with young Dr. Jekyll on his visit to the island; after he takes the sacred Bu Bu plant from her tribe, she haunts Jekyll back in London threatening the success of his presentation to the Royal Society; “Isaac Newton” (Supporting): Male, character voice baritone; stuck up old scientist. Comedic flare; “Copernicus” (Supporting): Male, character voice/baritone; stuck up old scientist. Comedic flare; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, not sure which character you are interested in, or are a dancer, audition for the ensemble which will play a variety of characters including Mami Wata’s tribe, Patrons of The George Tavern. Can-Can Dancers, Bartender, Fantasy dancers and more! Ensemble members may also understudy principal roles. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Those wishing to apply to audition should forward a resume and headshot to createmusicals@gmail.com. Auditions in NYC by appointment. Those unable to audition in person are encouraged to submit a headshot, resume. If you have a video in your Backstage listing we will consider that and request a specific submission if needed. If you have a video, include in your Backstage profile or include a link to a YouTube video or share a DropBox link. Prepare 16 bars of at least two songs. See character descriptions for vocal style. Female singers can choose to sing a pop ballad, a music theater song with belt, and/or an R&B song depending on the character for which they are auditioning. Male singers can choose pop-theater piece, a legit song, and/or a character song. At the audition you will be asked to read from provided side(s). Be prepared to move.

 

TEENS, 'MADAGASCAR LIVE!' SUMMER INTENSIVE – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 1 - Sing for America Presents is casting Madagascar LIVE! Company states: "Are you looking for professional training so you can be the next Broadway star? Are you looking for a prestigious program with elite performers to help you reach your fullest potential? Are you looking for a unique innovative experience to give you the summer of a lifetime? Sing for America Presents has exactly what you're looking for...'The Ultimate Musical Theatre Experience.'" Please read attached brochure before applying. Intensive begins June 18; runs July 6-16. No pay. Room and Board included in Tuition. Seeking—Alex, the Lion (Lead): Male, 13+; Marty the Zebra (Lead): Male, 13+; Melman the Giraffe (Supporting): Male, 13+; Gloria the Hippo (Supporting): Female, 13+; Penguins (Supporting): Male, 13+; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 13+. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Prepare a short introduction including name, age, experience, special skills, why you should be chosen for our 2017 program, and any other information you think we may find valuable; musical theatre song in your strongest style. We will accept live accompaniment, background track, or a cappella; 1-2 minute contemporary monologue (your choice of dramatic or comedic); 1-2 minute dance piece in your strongest style. Use the best quality video and audio recording devices possible. The performance should be recorded as if you are at a “live” audition. Performance videos will not be accepted. Create your video and post as unlisted to YouTube. Paste the link in the designated space on the application form. Please title the video: Sing for America Summer 2017 Audition: Your Name. For more info, visit www.SingforAmerica.com.

 

BROADWAY SUMMER INTENSIVE SERIES w/BROADWAY ACTORS, CASTING DIRECTORS And MORE! – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 16 - Cleveland Musical Theatre is seeking participants for Cleveland Musical Theatre's Broadway Intensive Series. Education Director starts: "Students explore the realities of pursuing a professional career in musical theatre with Broadway performers, Tony Award winners, casting directors, agents, and more! Recent and upcoming guest artists include Adam Pascal (Tony Nominee for RENT), Alice Ripley (Tony Winner for Next to Normal), Thayne Jasperson (Hamilton), Patina Miller (Tony Winner for Pippin), Nick Blaemire (Dogfight), Natalie Weiss (Breaking Down The Riffs), Alice Ripley (Tony Winner for Next to Normal) Jamibeth Margolis (Broadway Casting Director), Shoshana Bean (Wicked), Morgan James (Godspell), Chris Silveri (Talent Manager), Martín Céspedes (Resident Choreographer at CMT), Justin Huff (Telsey + Co), and more." "Our summer musical theatre intensive series is designed to provide unparalleled educational opportunities for the rising professional actor. Each weekend intensive focuses on a different aspect of musical theatre, audition prep, business of theatre and dance + movement. This program gives students flexibility to work professionally and continue to train in their area(s) of choice. Students have the option to attend all three intensives as a series or individually pick their intensives of interest." Masterclass: May 1, 2017; Audition Prep Intensive: June 23-25; Business of Theatre Intensive: July 14-16; Dance + Movement Intensive: Aug. 4-6. Cleveland Musical Theatre is located at Tri-C Metro in Downtown Cleveland. Programs are open to out-of-town students and discounted housing options are available. Tuition ranges from $125-$1,095 depending on the intensive(s). Seeking—Musical Theatre Performers: 13+. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. To apply, please click the following link: http://bit.ly/2mit1dP.

 

GREAT LABOR ARTS EXCHANGE 2017 - THE POWER OF SONG: A CHORAL CONVERGENCE - JUNE 22-24 - SILVER SPRING - It's time to register for the Great Labor Arts Exchange, The Power of Song: A Choral Convergence presented by the Labor Heritage Foundation AFL-CIO on June 22-24 at ATU Douglas T.E.C. (10000 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20903). Early Bird Registration ends May 24 at 12midnight. To register, visit https://actionnetwork.org/ticketed_events/great-labor-arts-exchange-2017?link_id=0&can_id=&source=email-glae-2017-registration-now-available&email_referrer=glae-2017-registration-now-available&email_subject=glae-2017-registration-now-available  For more info, contact info@laborheritage.org

 

BUSINESS Of THEATRE INTENSIVE With CASTING DIRECTOR & TALENT MANAGER – NOTICE EXPIRES JULY 7 - Cleveland Musical Theatre is seeking participants for the Cleveland Musical Theatre's summer musical theatre intensive series is designed to provide unparalleled educational opportunities for the rising professional actor. Spanning over three months, each weekend intensive focuses on a different aspect of musical theatre, including business of theatre, audition prep, and dance + movement. This program gives students flexibility to work professionally and continue to train in their area(s) of choice. Students have the option to attend all three intensives as a series or individually pick their intensives of interest. Work with actual Broadway casting directors and agents to learn the ins and outs of the industry. In Audition Technique, Business for Actors and Marketing Yourself, you'll learn everything there is to know about the real world of auditioning, including headshots/resumes, finding an agent/manager, what to wear in an audition, how to market yourself in the audition room, self-tape auditions, how to impress the casting director, and so much more. On the final day, students will audition for a panel of artistic directors from major regional theatres and receive personalized feedback. Intensive runs July 14 (6pm-10pm), July 15 (10am-6:30pm), and July 16 (10am-8:30pm) at the Cleveland Musical Theatre at Tri-C Metro Campus (2900 Community College Ave, Cleveland OH 44115). $445 (individual intensive) fee required; $985 (full summer intensive series including audition prep intensive, business for theatre intensive, and dance intensive) fee required. Tuition rates vary based on your choice of programming. After Apr. 19, full series tuition increases to $1,085 and individual weekend tuition increases to $495. Discounted housing available for out-of-town students. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. For consideration, fill out the short and free application here: www.clevelandmusicaltheatre.com/apply-for-broadway-series. Submissions deadline for full summer series and audition prep is May 23.

 

PCI's BROADWAY BIZ CAMP 2017 – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 18 - Procida Creative International is seeking musical theater performers for Broadway Biz Camp NYC, to include The Business of Being on Broadway and How to Make it Happen. Owner states: "Spend four amazing days in New York City working with some of Broadway's biggest stars (and nicest people). Classes are limited to 12 students to ensure one-on-one attention. Day One: Work with Brooke Procida on two 16-bar audition pieces or a monologue, as well as a group number. Day Two: Work on performance and vocal technique with a Broadway actor from a hit musical. Day Three: Kick your heels up and learn a combination from an amazing Broadway dancer/choreographer. Day Four: Meet with a current top casting director and receive feedback after a mock Broadway audition. We will also focus on acting for stage through scene work, monologue work, as well as improv, and participants will have the option to choose two 16-32-bar song cuts or a song cut and a monologue for their mock audition. Guests from 2016 include Lindsay Mendez ('Wicked') and Voltaire Wade Greene ('Hamilton')." Workshop July 24-27 for Session One and/or Aug. 21-24 for Session Two. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10am-2pm; Wed. is a longer day from 10am-8pm, as we will train and then break for a matinee (optional) and return at 6pm. for casting mentor and mock audition. All classes held at a professional studio space (either Pearl Studios or Ripley-Grier Studios) in Midtown NYC. Fee: $750 for four-day session. Early bird special/Backstage discount of 10% off for returning campers, Backstage clients, and current PCI performers if registered by Feb. 15: $675. Fee for both sessions: $1,200. Wednesday lunch and matinee not included. Seeking—Musical Theater Performers: Males & Females, 10-25. Seeking talent from New York NY. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Procida Creative International.

 

GOTTA SING NYC SINGING STUDIO – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 1 - Shepard & Jourdan is seeking participants for their wonderful and supportive singing and performing workshop with Billy Shepard and Judi Jourdan. Coordinator states: "NYC singing lessons are available now private lessons, stage performance, gain confidence, audition, and show preparation, vocal & breathing techniques and sign up for a master singing workshop. Billy Shepard and his wife Judi Jourdan have discovered and showcased thousands of singers over the last 25 years in their GottaSingNYC Showcases and have started numerous careers! Many of the students and artists they have showcased have appeared Broadway, Off-Broadway, Commercials, Films and Television, including “The Voice”, “American Idol” and “America’s Got Talent.” Because of Billy Shepard & Judi Jourdan's vast experience as both singers, producers and managers, they offer unique singing lessons and workshops. Billy Shepard & Judi Jourdan were recently featured in The New York Times." Objectives of the workshop are to gain confidence, develop breathing techniques for a singer, develop vocal range, develop voice, and develop vocal technique. ONGOING ENROLLMENT $125 for FOUR sessions! Wednesday Evenings from 6:30pm-9pm. Limited number of singers per session. **UPPER WEST SIDE LOCATION** Judi Jourdan is now teaching a Master Class For Singers Of All Styles, All Ages and All Levels! Judi Jourdan Shepard, Producer, Director and Instructor. Billy Jud Shepard & Jourdan’s “Seventy-Five Yards Off Broadway Players” From Rock to Opera! We welcome singers and songwriters! ALL AGES! ALL STYLES ALL LEVELS! This most exciting workshop will be the most supportive, uplifting experience involving everything that is necessary for singing and stage performance.

• There will be emphasis on mic technique and connecting lyrics with purity and true emotion.
• You will receive guidance on building your own repertoire for preparation of your own act to be performed at a top cabaret in NYC!
• As a member of this workshop you will also be part of the “Seventy-Five Yards Off Broadway Players” ~ our own theater company! We will prepare and perform our own Musical Reviews and Plays in which all students will perform!
The workshop will meet evenings from 6:30 -9:00 p.m., once a week. Each session is for four weeks. Consecutive sessions are available. No make-up classes are allowed! Just Don’t Dream, Let This Be Your Destiny! Visit www.gottasingnyc.com
Call Judi Jourdan at 212/874-7956 for further information. We look forward to hearing from you! Seeking—Singers: 9+. Seeking talent from New York NY. For a free telephone consultation and interview call 212/874-7956 or email info@gottasingnyc.com. For more info, visit www.gottasingnyc.com.

 

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC OPERA THEATER - Exciting opera happens here. For degree information, contact Office of Admissions and Financial Aid (120 Claremont Avenue, New York NY 10027, call 917/493-4436 or email admission@msmnyc.edu

 

 

 

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