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Updated: Aug. 21

 

 

AUDITIONS:

 

Most of the audition notices below can be found on

BACKSTAGE.COM - The Actors' Resource

 

 

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

 

BANDS/SOLOISTS/SHOWCASES:

CABARET SERIES And SPECIAL EVENTS MUSIC – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 31 - Annapolis Shakespeare Company is casting trained and experienced musical theatre vocalists for monthly cabaret/variety shows and special events. Rehearsals daytimes TBD; shows on July 15, and Aug. 11 at (7:30PM) in Annapolis MD. Additional shows to follow monthly in ASC's 2019-2020 season. Pays $150 per gig. Seeking—Cabaret Vocalist: 30-50, trained and experienced musical theatre vocalists for monthly cabaret/variety shows and special events; must be versatile in style from golden age musicals to contemporary pop and be able to handle close harmonies; must be local to the MD/DC/VA area; three + rehearsals are required for each performance starting 1.5 weeks before the gig; this is a paid gig and compensation is $150 per performance; upcoming gigs include special appearances reprising 1940s, 1950s and 1960s-themed Cabarets; personality essential and strong comic timing a plus. Seeking talent from Annapolis MD; Washington DC; Baltimore MD. Send headshot, resume and audio samples to asc_casting@annapolisshakespeare.org.

 

DiZANG FUSION MUSICAL THEATRE – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 12 - DiZang Fusion is seeking an actor-musician to play a hippie and sing "Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival, "Eve of Destruction" by Barry McGuire, "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" by The Animals and another song by County Joe & The Fish. Works every Tues. (8pm; talent can play two of the four songs); performs Oct. 4 (9pm) at the Jalopy Theatre (315 Columbia St, Brooklyn NY). Pay TBD. Seeking—Hippie (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from Brooklyn, New York NY. You will be playing a hippie singing Vietnam songs. You can sign up at 8pm every Tues. night from July 16-22 at 8pm or call the theatre, it's an open mic. You get two songs. Bring a guitar or just sing.

 

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

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

 

 

 

CRUISES/RESORTS/THEME PARKS:

'VOICE Of LIBERTY' – VARIOUS DATES – NYC/KISSIMMEE/BOSTON - Disney Parks Live Entertainment is seeking male and female ensemble vocalists of all ethnicities for a holiday cast of The Voices of Liberty for The Candlelight Processional. This eight-part vocal ensemble sings in tight harmonies as part of a mass choir and orchestra which retells the story of Christmas, narrated by a celebrity guest at Epcot in the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando FL. Performers are under seasonal contracts between November and December 2019 near Orlando FL. Disney World minimum is $17.34/hr., with potential AEA pension, Equity 401K, & Disney health. Upon signing of Walt Disney World Individual Employment Contract, candidates are eligible to immediately apply for membership in Actor’s Equity Association. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and authorized to work in the United States. Potential relocation and housing may be available to qualified performers hired into specific roles. Seeking—Vocalists: 18+, extreme vocal range and control, sight singing, and quick study memorization skills are essential. Open Casting Calls Aug 6 at 10AM and Aug 7 at 10AM (sign-up runs 9am-12noon) at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York City NY 10018); Aug 11 at 10AM (sign-up runs 9am-10am) at Disney Animal Kingdom Rehearsal Facility (3271 Sherberth Rd., Kissimmee FL 34747); Sep 4 at 10AM (sign-up runs 10am-12noon) and Equity Principal Audition Sep 5 from 10AM-12NOON at Boston Center for the Arts (527 Tremont St., Boston MA 02116). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of these auditions. Click the "My Profile" button at DisneyAuditions.com to create or update your profile. Prepare 16 bars of a musical selection and provide clearly marked sheet music, in the correct key, for the accompanist. Operatic selections are not recommended. No a cappella auditions.

 

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN 2019 AUDITIONS – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 23 - Universal Studios Japan is casting performers for Universal Studios Japan. Synopsis: The search is on again for new and exciting talent to join our family of performers at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka! We are looking for passionate and talented individuals with a vast range of performance skills to fill a variety of extraordinary positions throughout The Park! Including: Male and Female Actors; Dancers who Sing Well; Singers who Move Well; Female Dancers with Technical Training; and Stunt Performers. Runs TBD in Japan. Varies depending on role. Attractive compensation packages are on offer for successful performers, as well as quarterly and completion bonuses attached to every contract. Other great benefits attached to every contract include: paid round trip airfares; accommodation; per diem allowance to cover food expenses; train pass; bicycle; mobile phone; gym membership; and travel insurance. Seeking—“Princess Fiona” (Lead): Female, sweet, beautiful and smart female actress to portray the pre-ogre Fiona from the DreamWorks Animation Shrek franchise; must be able to portray an age range of 15-25; strong acting ability a must, singing and dancing skills a plus, but not required; “Marilyn Monroe” (Lead): Female, sexy female actress to convey the subtle nuances of the American Icon; must be able to portray an age range of 15-30; strong acting ability a must, singing and dancing skills a plus, but not required; Choir Master & Triwizard Prefect: Female, 18-30, female actress to serve as Choir Master and host for the Frog Choir experience as well as the Prefect and host for the Triwizard Tournament experience in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™; must look and be able to portray high school age; must have a sense of rhythm; prior choir conducting experience a plus, but not requirement; must be able to speak English with a British accent; will be required to learn and perform a Japanese/English script; “Dracula:” male, 18-40, strong, sexy male, 175 cm (5’7″ ft) and over in height; great dancer with singing experience; pop tenor/baritone who can sing to an F-sharp; Hip & Hop: Female, 18-40, cute, perky cheerleader types; strong dancers with singing experience; pop singers, able to belt a C-sharp; no taller than 165 cm (5’4″ ft); “Wolfie:” Male, 18-40, excitable, young male, 175 cm (5’7″ ft) and under in height; strong dancer with great youthful energy. Pop tenor who sings to a G and not afraid to howl at the moon; “Ash:” Female, 18-40, powerful, athletic female singer who is a real rocker; strong mover who can belt to a D; 4’10” – 5’ (147cm – 152cm) in height; must be comfortable performing in a latex mask; “Johnny:” Male, 18-40, tall, athletic male singer with pop-singing skills; strong mover who can sing up to a G-flat; 6’-6’2” (182cm – 188cm) in height; must be comfortable performing in a latex mask; Bride of Frankenstein: Female 18-40, soulful, sassy and sexy female with a strong stage presence; alto or soprano, with a strong belt up to C-sharp; must be a strong mover; Female Singers: 18-40, singers who are comfortable with various styles of singing including one or more of the following: gospel, pop, R&B, classical and choral; in addition to our usual casting efforts, we are also looking for female pop-rock singers that are 152 cm (5′ ft) and under; must be strong movers; “Frankenstein:” Male, 18-40, smooth, cool lady charmer; 182.5cm (6’ ft) or taller; baritone pop singer and strong mover; sings to an F with nice low tones and a strong falsetto; Male Singers: 18-40, singers who are comfortable with various styles of singing including one or more of the following: gospel, pop, R&B, classical and choral; must be strong movers. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). To register for an audition, go to www.universalauditions.com/japan. Register online for an audition at www.universalauditions.com/japan. Feel free to contact a member of our friendly team at info@usjauditions.com if you require any further assistance. We look forward to seeing you.

 

'CHRISTMAS In the AIR' – AUG. 26 & 27 – ATLANTA - Rand Productions is seeking dancers and vocalists for Christmas In The Air, a new 75-minute family-friendly holiday production for MGM's Beau Rivage property in Biloxi MS. Seeking 14 female dancers, 6 male dancer-singers, and 2 male/2 female singers. See role descriptions for requirements. All talent must be at least 21 years of age. Rehearses Nov. 25-Dec. 13 (including 2 dark days) on-site; runs Dec. 14-27 (including 2 dark days; 2 shows daily) at MGM's Beau Rivage in Biloxi MS. Competitive pay based on industry standards. 1099 project. Round trip economy airfare (or gas reimbursement + 15%), hotel, and 3 meals per day. Seeking—Singers (Supporting): 22+, should be confident in Broadway style and pop-rock; will be the hosts of the show; Male Dancers Who Sing (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, men: must be singer-dancers. Strong, athletic, energetic. 5'8+. Partnering skills or willing to learn. Tap, specialty dance, or acro a plus. Open Casting Calls Aug 26 at 1:30PM for male dancers who sing and by appointment Aug 27 at 11AM for male & female singers at Alliance Theatre/Woodruff Arts Center (Memorial Arts Building, Selig Family Black Box, 3rd fl., Atlanta GA 30303). Singers: Prepare 16-21 bars of (2) contrasting songs. Up-tempo/ballad that shows your range. Singers applying must be movers, and able to harmonize. Bring your instrumental track (plug or bluetooth will be available), or you may sing a capella. If you're a dancer who sings, note at check-in and prepare as a singer/dancer. Note: If unable to attend the in-person auditions, be sure to request instructions for digital submission, visit http://www.randproductions.com Seeking talent Nationwide (United States).

DUBLIN WORLDWIDE PRODUCTIONS – AUG. 28 – MANHATTAN - Dublin Worldwide Productions is casting male and female singers and dancers for Dublin Worldwide Productions' world-renowned shows. Locations include places such as The Orb Theater Japan, Las Vegas, Reno, Myrtle Beach, Europe, Asia, and Canada. Production coordinator states: "Great rates of pay. Flights and accommodations provided. Strictly non-Equity." Seeking—Male & Female Singers & Dancers: Males & Females, 18+. Open Casting Calls Aug 28, 2019: 11AM for Singers at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., 16th fl., Manhattan NY 10018). Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Singers should bring one ballad and one uptempo. Bring own tracks. For more info, visit http://www.spiritshows.com

'BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND In TOKYO – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 31 - Kyodo Tokyo is seeking singers and gospel singers for a Christmas musical revue in Tokyo, at the Theatre Orb in Shibuya. Company states: "This is the fourth year for this show to spread the spirit of Christmas to the people of Japan. For more information, visit http://bcwjapan.jp/english.html." Rehearses from end of November in Myrtle Beach SC; performs Dec. 15-25 in Tokyo, Japan. Weekly pay for rehearsal and performances, per diem in Japan, airfare, accommodations, and visa provided. Seeking—Singers and Gospel Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18-35, 5 skilled, energetic, and professional singers who are interested in singing melodies and harmonies of Christmas songs for people in Japan. Seeking talent Worldwide. Send your singing/musical theatre reels and resume for review.

LIME ENTERTAINMENT – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 15 - Lime Entertainment is seeking male singer-dancers for possible representation with Lime Entertainment, a talent agency that works with cruise lines. Many of the jobs the agency submits talent for perform with a live band. Shows range from Vegas-style reviews to epic productions with themes around music, decades, countries, and more. Locations and dates vary based on work booked. Pay varies based on work booked. Seeking—Male Singers Who Dance: 18-35, dance level should be intermediate-advanced. Tenor range from A2-A4 with a strong falsetto to F5. Must be comfortable with rock and pop; Male Dancers Who Sing: 18-35, dancers with advanced training in ballet and jazz. Hip-hop/breakdancing, partnering/lifts, and tumbling/acrobatics all a plus. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). For consideration, submit CV/resume, headshot, vocal reel, and dance reel via backstage.com or contact the entertainment company.

 

 

 

OPERA/CHORUS/VOCAL GROUPS:

PROFESSIONAL HOLIDAY CAROLING – AUG. 26 – CHICAGO - Holiday Caroling is casting a quartet ensemble for professional holiday caroling. Performances through the holiday season in Chicago, IL. Gigs paid at hourly market rate. Seeking—Bass (Supporting): Male, 21+; Tenor (Supporting): Male, 21+; Bass-Baritone (Supporting): Male, 21+; Alto (Supporting): Male, 21+. Audition by appointment Aug 26 in Chicago IL. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. A cappella experience & sight-reading skills desirable. Interactive performance style; improv skills a plus. Prepare a solo Christmas standard to sing a cappella, which best demonstrates your vocal skills/stage presence. Expect to test vocal range & read SATB parts with ensemble members. Bring pix & résumés. For audition location, apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

DICKENS CAROLERS – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 12 - FAME is seeking professional vocal musicians for quartet holiday caroling in the Chicagoland area. Must be 21 and over with strong sight-reading abilities, ear training, and performance quality. 4-5 rehearsals will be scheduled sporadically throughout the fall. New singers must attend two, ideally three. Locations of gigs TBD in the Chicagoland IL area. Pays $125 (1-2 hours) $150 (3 hours) per gig. Seeking—Sopranos: 21+, Altos: 21+, Tenors: 21+, Baritones: 21+. Seeking talent from Woodstock, Chicago, West Chicago, North Chicago IL. Apply via backstage.com or contact FAME. Submit brief performance/music resume to the email provided. Individual auditions will be scheduled if you are the right fit. Plan to prepare an a cappella carol and to learn a short melody and sing in harmony.

 

 

 

STAGE SHOWS:

RENAISSANCE THEATRE – AUG. 18-20 – MANSFIELD - Renaissance Theatre is casting the 2019-2020 season including: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (rehearsals begin Sep. 10, performing Oct. 4-5 & 11-12, 2019); A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (rehearsals begin Oct. 21, performing Nov. 16-17 & 23-24); Rock of Ages (rehearsals begin Feb. 3, 2020, performing March 7-8, 14-15); Cabaret (rehearsals begin Mar. 30, performing Apr. 25-26 & May 2-3). Lead roles will be paid. Gas/living stipends available. No participation fee required. Non-union contracts will be offered. Seeking—Leads for 2019-2020 Season (Lead): 16+. Auditions by appointment August 18 from 12NOON-4PM, Aug. 19 from 5PM-8PM and August 20 from 5PM-8PM at Theatre 166 (two doors west of the Renaissance Theatre at 166 Park Avenue West in Mansfield OH). Appointments are required and auditions are open to performers ages 16. To make an appointment please apply via backstage.com or contact the theatre. Auditionees have the option to perform one 32-bar song from or in the style of the show they’re auditioning for, or two 16-bar contrasting songs. If you are auditioning for Rock of Ages and/or Cabaret you will be asked to learn a dance combination. Callbacks will be held at a later time. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States).

 

EQUITY, TAPROOT THEATRE COMPANY – AUG. 19 & 20 - Taproot Theatre Company is casting Equity performers for the 2020 Season including: Steel Magnolias, Babette’s Feast, See How They Run, The Spitfire Grill and The Old Man And The Moon. Rehearsals begin Dec. 26; season runs Jan. 2-Dec. 26, 2020 in Seattle WA. Pays $392/wk. Equity SPT Agreement. Seeking—Equity Performers: Males & Females, 18+. For The Spitfire Grill – “Percy Talbot:” Early 20's, pretty if a bit rough-edged. Her accent has a southern Appalachian cadence. Strong folk/country belt to D. Some head voice required; “Hannah Ferguson:” A tough-skinned and flinty old bird with a short, no-nonsense manner bordering on the bitter. Mezzo/alto chest range; “Shelby Thorpe:” Mid 30s, a plain, soft-faced creature with a shy, almost ethereal manners. Clear folk soprano with strong high belt to D; “Caleb Thorpe:” Early 40s, frustrated working man clinging to the past. Solid folk/rock voice with an edge. Top: G; “Sheriff Joe Sutter:” Mid-late 20s. Small town policeman with a restless nature. Strong folk tenor to a G (touches an A); “Effy Krayneck:” 50s, postmistress and the town busybody. Mezzo/alto chest range. Must carry harmony. Equity Principal Audition AEA by appointment Aug 19 from 1PM-10PM and Aug 20 from 1PM-10PM (break 4pm-5pm each day) at Taproot Theatre Company-Isaac Studio (208 N 85th St., Seattle WA 98103). Seeking talent from Seattle, WA. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. You will have 3.5 minutes to perform two contrasting pieces of your choosing. One of your pieces can be a song. There will be signs on the front doors directing you where to go. An accompanist will be provided. To schedule an appointment, go to https://forms.gle/PPUdGWYTcGfgWesT8. This will allow you to submit your audition information. For more info, visit taproottheatre.org.

 

'The BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER' – AUG. 19 & 21 – AUSTIN - The Lakeway Players are casting the musical The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Production runs Nov. 7-10 in Lakeway TX. No pay. Seeking—Multiple Roles: Males & Females, 6-13. Auditions by appointment Aug 19 from 5:30AM-8:30AM and Aug 21 from 5:30PM-8:30PM at The Lakeway Activity Center (105 Cross Creek, Austin TX 78734). Seeking talent from Austin TX. Actors should be prepared to cold read from the script. Please bring 1 copy each of your headshot and resume’ if you have them. Some singing required.

 

'RUMPERLSTILTSKIN' – AUG. 24 – WAUKEGAN - Sigman Brothers Productions is casting Rumperlstiltskin, a musical. Runs in December, in Waukegan IL. Seeking—Actor-Singer-Dancers (Supporting): 18+. Audition by appointment Aug 24 from 9AM-4PM at The Dr. Lynn Schornick Theatre-Jack Benny Center for the Arts (39 Jack Benny Drive, Waukegan IL 60087). Seeking talent from Waukegan. Prepare one short comic monologue and one short a capella song. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

EQUITY, 'ANNIE' – AUG. 24 – FORT WORTH - Producers are casting singers and actors who move well for Annie. Rehearsals begin on/around Oct. 21, 2019; runs Nov. 2-10, 2019 at Casa Manana Theatre in Fort Worth TX. Pays $712/wk. Equity COST Contract. Seeking—“Annie:” 18+, complex, tough, streetwise orphan who is motherly, independent and hopeful; vocal range A3-D5; “Molly:” 6-10, gritty orphan, the littlest at age 6. Vocal range A3-B4; “Kate:” 7-10, gritty, neglected orphan and the second to youngest at age 7. Vocal range C4-C5; “Tessie:” 10-13, mischievous, a cry baby at age 11. Vocal range A3-C5; “Pepper:” 10-13, always in fights, gritty orphan girl. The toughest at age 12. Vocal range C4 to B-flat4; “July:” 10-15, vulnerable orphan, the quietest at age 13. Vocal range C4-D5; “Duffy:” 11-15, the oldest gritty orphan at age 13. Vocal range C4-D5; “Miss Hannigan:” Female, 18+, a definite “has-been.” A strong actress with excellent comic timing and larger than life character. Vocal range G3-D5; “Grace Farrell:” Female, 18+, Oliver Warbuck’s calm, cool, and classy secretary. Businesslike with Warbucks, but maternal towards Annie. Vocal range D4-C5. Equity Principal Audition Aug 24 from 10AM-6PM (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Casa Manana (3101 W Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth TX 76107-3042; Rehearsal Studio B. Located at the corner of Lancaster and University, directly behind theatre). Seeking talent from Fort Worth TX. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare 16-32 bars of song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music in a binder. Accompanist will be provided. Bring headshot and resume stapled back-to-back to check-in. No submissions at this time. These are local Fort Worth auditions. For more info visit www.casamanana.org. 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.

 

KIDS, 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' – AUG. 24 – HOUSTON - Alley Theatre is casting child actors for the musical, A Christmas Carol. Production runs Oct. 29-Dec. 29 in Houston TX. No pay. Seeking—Multiple Roles: Males & Females, 5-13. Audition by appointment Aug 24 at Alley Theatre (615 Texas Ave, Houston TX 77002). Seeking talent from Houston, TX. For appointment, apply via backstage.com or contact the theater. Children auditioning should be prepared to sing one verse a cappella from a traditional holiday song such as “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” or “O Come All Ye Faithful.” Children should also prepare an age appropriate short monologue, story or joke. Total material prepared should not exceed two minutes.

 

EQUITY, '35mm: A MUSICAL EXHIBITION' – AUG. 24 – SACRAMENTO - New Helvetia Theatre is casting 35mm: A Musical Exhibition. Ryan Scott Oliver, music & lyrics; Rehearsals begin Oct. 15; runs Nov. 1-3 in Sacramento CA. Pays $260/wk. Equity Modified BAT Contract. Seeking—Actors: 18+; Casting is flexible. Seeking between 5 to 10 actors to assemble a unique collective of storytellers that are extremely strong singers and are comfortable with tight harmonies and contemporary music. Some dancing required; show confidence. All races and ethnicities are encouraged to attend. Actors of any race/ethnicity, disability, age, or gender/gender identity are encouraged to submit. Equity Principal Audition Aug 24 from 10AM-4PM at CLARA Studios (2420 N St., Sacramento CA 95816). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For an audition appointment, email auditions@nhtsacramento.org or visit www.nhtsacramento.org. Prepare a piece that is appropriate to the style of the show and highlights your personality. (Singing from the show is fine.) Bring sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided; no recorded music or a cappella allowed. Headshot and resume required. For more info, visit www.nhtsacramento.org. 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.

 

DEERFIELD FAMILY THEATER FALL PRODUCTION – AUG. 24 – DEERFIELD - Deerfield Family Theater is casting its 2019 fall production. Project description: "A classic family musical." Runs Nov. 15-24, in Deerfield IL. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): 9+. Audition by appointment Aug 24 from 9AM-4PM (Break 12noon-1pm) in Deerfield IL 60015. Callbacks Aug. 25. Seeking talent from Deerfield IL. Sign up at www.tiny.cc/deerfieldfamily

 

'LOVECRAFT: The MUSICAL' – AUG. 25 – SAN ANTONIO - Overtime Theater is casting the production Lovecraft: The Musical. Production runs Oct. 18-Nov. 3 in San Antonio TX. No pay. Seeking—Multiple Roles: Males & Females, 18-60, singing ability required. Audition by appointment Aug 25 from 12NOON-3PM at The Overtime Theater (San Antonio TX 78254). For appointment, apply via backstage.com or contact the theater. Auditions are comprised of cold readings (no monologues or appointments necessary). Prepare a 45-60 second song.

 

'SCROOGE: The MUSICAL' – AUG. 25, SEP. 5 & 8 – PLANO - North Texas Performing Arts Center is casting the production Scrooge: The Musical. No pay. Seeking—Multiple Roles: Males & Females, 7+. Auditions by appointment Aug 24 from 10AM-1PM & 2PM-5PM for “Tiny Tim” and by appointment Sep 5 from 6PM-9PM and Sep 8 from 2PM-5PM for adult and other youth roles in Plano TX. Seeking talent from Plano TX. For more information, call 972/422-2575.

 

'FREAKY FRIDAY' – AUG. 26 & SEP. 25 – KILLEEN - Vive Les Arts Theatre is casting the musical Freaky Friday. Production runs Oct. 25-Nov. 3 in Killeen TX. No pay. Seeking—Multiple Roles: Males & Females, 18+. Auditions by appointment Aug 26 and Sep 25 in Killeen TX. Seeking talent from Killeen TX. Apply via backstage.com or contact the theater. Please prepare 30 seconds to 1 minute of a song of your choice, and be dressed to learn a movement combination! We will also provide sides at the audition for a cold read.

 

'9 TO 5' – AUG. 27 & SEP. 3 – CHICAGO - Dominican University Performing Arts Center is casting 9 to 5, a musical. Rehearsals begin Aug. 20, in Chicago IL. Runs Nov. 15-17. Auditions by appointment Aug 27 from 6:30PM-8:30PM and Sep 3 from 6:30PM-8:30PM at Theatre Wit (1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago IL 60657). For appointment, apply via backstage.com or contact the casting center. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. Prepare 32 bars and short comedic monologue. Accompanist provided.

'CLUE: The MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 28 - Western Star Productions, LLC is casting Clue: The Musical. Synopsis: Based on the Parker Brothers' board game, Clue: The Musical is the ultimate game of whodunit? Fueled by audience interaction, the script is designed so that each time the show is performed, there are variations in the text. The variations are determined by the cards selected at the start of the performance by the audience. All of the board game suspects are involved: Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, Colonel Mustard, etc. Mr. Body, the host of the show, sets the stage for his untimely death and leads the audience (and characters) through the game." Rehearses Aug. 25-Sep. 6; runs Sep. 6-Oct. 27 (Wed.-Sun.) at the Pines Dinner Theatre in Allentown PA. Rehearsal stipend and weekly performance pay provided. Nearby housing, as well as a meal from our kitchen on show days, can be provided. Seeking—“Professor Plum” (Lead): Male, 25-45, baritone. Plays roughly 30s-40s. An astute intellectual with a wry sense of humor; the fun-loving, slightly jaded cockney maid. Must have a wide vocal range and cockney accent. Seeking talent from Nationwide (United States). Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'CHILDREN Of EDEN' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 28 - MJA Ventures/Chicagoland Theatre Fund is casting diverse male, female, and gender expansive dancer-singer-actors for limited Summer 2020 engagement of Children of Eden. John Caird, book; Stephen Schwartz, music; Rehearsals begin between July 8 and July 15, 2020 contingent on the role; runs July 31-Aug. 2, 2020 in La Fox IL. Pays $777/wk. Equity CAT 5 Contract. Seeking—Male & Female Identified Singers & Dancers: 18+. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. For an audition appointment, email ctfcasting@gmail.com. All must show valid government issued photo ID to enter the audition location. ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Come ready to dance. Also prepare one 32- bar cut. Bring sheet music in your key. Accompanist will be provided. 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.

KIDS, 'A CHRISTMAS STORY, The MUSICAL!,' NON-UNION TOUR STILL SEEKING – AUG. 28, SEP. 6 & 7 - Xmas 4 LLC is casting A Christmas Story, The Musical! Joseph Robinette, book; Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, music-lyrics; Synopsis: This classic holiday tale centers on a mischievous, bespectacled boy, Ralphie, who dreams of getting a BB-gun for Christmas. In the weeks before the big holiday, Ralphie, his friends and his family get into all kinds of situations: including run-ins with a bully with “yellow eyes,” a tongue stuck to a flag pole, a bar of soap in the mouth, a garish leg lamp, a major award and a Chinese Christmas dinner. Based on the humorist Jean Shepherd’s novel “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash,” this is a tribute to the Original, Traditional, One-Hundred-Percent, Red-Blooded, Two-Fisted, All-American Christmas. Rehearsals begin Oct. 12 in NYC; runs Nov. 18-Dec. 22 touring around the U.S. Pays: Principals kids (Ralphie and Randy): $600/wk. salary. Ensemble kids: $400/wk. salary. All kids: $280/wk. per diem. Seeking—“Ralphie” (Lead): Male, 9-12, principal; to play 9-10; under 5'0"; a regular boy; appealing but not necessarily a handsome boy; can have some extra weight on him; strong presence, honest actor; not “show-bizzy"; experienced on stage and a great strong singing voice, high belter voice, must be unchanged; must be a clear singer with a great range; range is low F-sharp to high D; huge lead role; will be casting two boys to play Ralphie; “Randy” (Lead): Male, 9-11, principal; to play about 7-8; must be smaller than Ralphie; cute and funny little boy; funny in the sense that he is awkward and off-beat; must be physically comfortable onstage and have a lot of strong concentration….but, like Ralphie, not show-bizzy; vocally, voice is unchanged and high belter, low F-sharp to high C-sharp; Flick/Ensemble (Supporting): Male, 9-12, will sing a song with his tongue “stuck” to a flag pole; must be funny and natural; strong singer; voice: Belter (unchanged voice) low B to high C-sharp; must be able to tap; must be 4’11” or shorter; Schwartz/Ensemble (Supporting): Male, 9-12, male voice: belter (unchanged voice), low B to high C-sharp; must be able to tap; must be 4’11” or shorter; Dill/Ensemble (Supporting): Male, 9-12, Farkus’s sidekick, a smaller kid; voice: Belter (unchanged voice), low B to high C-sharp; must be able to tap; must be 4’9” or shorter; Female Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): 9-12, children’s chorus; must be high belters; sings from a low B to high D-sharp; must be a strong/engaging performers; must be able to tap; must be 4'9" or shorter. All Ethnicities; Tap Specialty/Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 9-12, should be 4'9" or shorter (would love very small); excellent tap dancer; singing a plus; Asian Kids Ensemble: Males & Females, 9-12, children’s chorus; must be high belters; sings from a low B to high D-sharp; must be a strong/engaging performers; must be able to tap; must be 4'9" or shorter. Asian Boys and Girls. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Auditions are by appointment only. All questions can be emailed to Alison.Franck@gmail.com. Auditions will be Aug. 28, Sep. 6 and Sep. 7 and callbacks Sep. 8. IN NYC. Please do not submit if you have already been seen or submitted online or already have a callback. Seeking new submissions only.

 

'The BEST THINGS In LIFE' – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 31 - Between The Lines Productions, Inc. is casting The Best Things in Life, an off-off-Broadway romantic dramedy by the creator of "Platanos y Collard Greens." Synopsis: Music's biggest star sold out to have it all. Now his hit song, "It's Good To Be Greedy," tops the charts, until an unwanted visit from the ancestors upends his world. He'll lose his fame, his name and most of all his girl, but he's given one magical night to save himself and win back her heart. Rehearsals begin immediately; opens Fall in NYC. Pay varies by role: $100/performance (featured) $70 per performance (non-featured). College tour shows pay $125 per performance in NYC, $150 for same day outside of NYC. $200 for overnight show. Seeking—“Scrooje” (Lead): Male, 22-45, college grad, handsome, wealthy, egotistical hip hop star. Grew up poor, now relishes and brags about his riches. Still in love with the girl who stole his heart, his college sweetheart who he lost when he became a superstar. Must be comfortable with spoken word and rap, must be comfortable kissing on stage. Good comedic timing a plus; “Belle” (Lead): Female, 22-30, beautiful, intelligent, stylish. She is a college grad and is now a lawyer. Story will follow her from her socially awkward college days when she fell in love with the lead. Ability to sing African-American Broadway style (a la "The Wiz," "Ragtime," "Ma Rainey" a plus). Comfort with an onstage kiss; “Marley” (Lead): Male, 22-35, confident college athlete who aspires to be a rap star. Story will follow him as a college student, music star and comic relief ghost. Bilingual (Spanish) a plus. Ability to rap a plus; “Cratchit” (Lead): Male, 22-35, comic relief who aspires to be a rap star. Story will follow him as a college student, music star, and stand-up comic. Role requires comic ability as well as dramatic ability to capture bitterness of an artist who is robbed of monies owed by his company. Ability to rap a plus; “Camille” (Lead): Female, 22-35, beautiful, confident, and comic relief. Story will follow her friendship with Belle from college to their life after. Also brief comic relief as humorous ghost and as reporter. Bilingual (Spanish) a plus. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company. Include cover letters and current contact info in your submission.

'BIG RIVER' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 1 - Jackson Hole Playhouse is casting immediate replacement for our production of Big River. Rehearsals begin Aug. 27; runs Sep.2-Oct. 5 in Jackson Hole. Pays $425/wk. Opportunity to make more money serving tables during our dinner service. Travel provided and shared housing. Seeking—“Mary-Jane (Supporting): Female, 18-26, a southern belle from Arkansas loses her inheritance to a con artist, love interest to the lead Huck Finn. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). For consideration, submit with vocal reel and monologue to http://jhplayhouse.com. Country western-style preferred.

'GOOD MORNING NEW YORK: A NEW MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 1 - Jacklyn Thrapp LLC is casting Good Morning New York: A New Musical a musical comedy exploring the behind the scenes culture of broadcast news. It's written by Emmy® award-winning journalist Jacklyn Thrapp and inspired by real people. Runs Oct. 4 2019 and Jan. 9 2020-Feb. 9 2020. in NYC. Pays $450 total (includes Feinstein's 54/Below show on Oct. 4, and the five-week run at the Players Theatre & Album). Seeking—“Steve” (Lead): Male, 20-35; a production assistant at a news station; “Val” (Lead): Female, 35-60, a reporter at a New York City news station; “Jon” (Supporting): 29-40, executive producer at a New York morning show; Understudy (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 25-41, understudy and ensemble. Seeking talent from New York City NY. Apply via backstage.com or visit https://www.goodmorningnewyorkmusical.com/. Include a reel and performance resume.

EQUITY, SHORT NORTH STAGE – SEP. 3 - Short North Stage is casting Equity actor-singers for the 2019-2020 Season including: Saturday Night Fever (Rehearsals begin Nov. 5; runs Nov. 29-Dec. 29), Motherf*cker With The Hat (Rehearsals begin Jan. 7, 2020; runs Jan. 29-Feb. 9, 2020), Young Frankenstein (Rehearsals begin Feb. 11, 2020; runs Mar. 5- 29, 2020), and Noises Off (Rehearsals begin Apr. 14, 2020; runs Apr. 30- May 17, 2020). Season runs in Columbus OH. Pays $400/wk. Equity SPT Tier 4 Agreement. Seeking—Equity Actors/Actor-Singers: Males & Females, 18+; for Saturday Night Fever – “Tony Manero” 20s, Male. Rock Tenor. Suave Italian dancer from Bay Ridge. A working-class young man who spends his weekends dancing and drinking at a local Brooklyn discothèque; for Young Frankenstein – “Dr. Frederick Frankenstein” 20-30, Male, Tenor/Baritone Vocal range: B-flat one octave below middle C to G above middle. Brilliant brain surgeon, professor and grandson of mad scientist Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein; “Frau Blücher” 30-50, Vocal range: E below middle C to C an octave above middle C. Intense, stern housekeeper of Frankenstein estate. Former lover of Victor Frankenstein. Open Casting Call Sep 3 from 9:30AM-5:30PM (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W 46th St., 16th Fl., New York City NY 10036). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Seeking Equity actors and singers for a few roles in the upcoming season. Some roles have already been cast. Expected in attendance at the EPA are Edward Carignan, artistic director, and Edna Mae Berkey, executive director.

 

 

 

COMPANIES:

FROM The GROUND UP THEATRE COMPANY Inc., MEMBERS – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 31 - From The Ground Up Productions is casting new San Francisco-based company members for From The Ground Up, a long-standing theatre company. Casting assistant states: "Founded in 2007, From The Ground Up Theatre Company is a bicoastal collective currently seeking submissions for new company members. From The Ground Up Theatre Company has remained committed to its mission statement for over a decade and counting... Producing purposeful and visionary theatre, film, TV and new media art that is socially conscious. The company is dedicated to provoking unique thoughts and creativity within the community, while developing a deeper understanding of how art directly affects the human condition. Committed to fostering one another's growth, they continually strive to be artists that gracefully express themselves with passion and courage. Rehearses beginning of Sep. in San Francisco CA. Equity waiver code. Seeking—New SF Area-Based Company Members (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from San Francisco CA. Apply via backstage.com or visit https://pro.imdb.com/company/co0546644/?rf=cons_ats_co_pro&ref_=cons_ats_co_pro

 

FROM The GROUND UP THEATRE COMPANY Inc. – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 4 - From The Ground Up Productions is casting new Seattle-based company members for From The Ground Up, a long-standing theatre company. Casting assistant states: "Founded in 2007, From The Ground Up Theatre Company is a bicoastal collective currently seeking submissions for new company members. From The Ground Up Theatre Company has remained committed to its mission statement for over a decade and counting... Producing purposeful and visionary theatre, film, TV and new media art that is socially conscious. The company is dedicated to provoking unique thoughts and creativity within the community, while developing a deeper understanding of how art directly affects the human condition. Committed to fostering one another's growth, they continually strive to be artists that gracefully express themselves with passion and courage." Rehearsals beginning of Sept. in Seattle, WA. Equity Waiver Code. Seeking—New Seattle-Based Company Members (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from Seattle WA. Apply via backstage.com or visit https://pro.imdb.com/company/co0546644/?rf=cons_ats_co_pro&ref_=cons_ats_co_pro

 

FROM The GROUND UP THEATRE COMPANY Inc. – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 4 - From The Ground Up Productions is casting new Portland-based company members for From The Ground Up, a long-standing theatre company. Casting assistant states: "Founded in 2007, From The Ground Up Theatre Company is a bicoastal collective currently seeking submissions for new company members. From The Ground Up Theatre Company has remained committed to its mission statement for over a decade and counting... Producing purposeful and visionary theatre, film, TV and new media art that is socially conscious. The company is dedicated to provoking unique thoughts and creativity within the community, while developing a deeper understanding of how art directly affects the human condition. Committed to fostering one another's growth, they continually strive to be artists that gracefully express themselves with passion and courage." Rehearsals commence in Sep. in Portland Oregon. Equity Waiver Code. Seeking—New Portland-Based Company Members (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from Portland OR. https://pro.imdb.com/company/co0546644/?rf=cons_ats_co_pro&ref_=cons_ats_co_pro

 

FREE MINNEAPOLIS ACTIVE FILMING MEETUP GROUP For ACTORS – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 12 - bradwestonfilms.com is seeking actors for a Minneapolis-based Meetup group. Practice and learn the craft as much as possible. Meets in Minneapolis. Check the meetup calendar for specific dates. Free membership. Note: Active filming project produced by this group's sponsors are all paid. Seeking—Actors of Any Experience: Males & Females. Seeking talent from Minneapolis, Mankato, Saint Cloud, Rochester MN; Eau Claire WI; Sioux Falls SD; Sioux City IA. Join at https://www.meetup.com/South-Dakota-Minneapolis-FILM-ACTORS/.

 

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:

'CELEBRATION Of MUSIC,' SACRAMENTO CA – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 31 - Sun & Sky Entertainment is seeking all musical acts/genres (bands, soloists, duets, choirs, instrumentals, a cappella, and even dancers) for Celebration of Music, a show put on by Sun & Sky Entertainment. Synopsis: All chosen contestants will perform at the local live concert at the Crest Theatre. Contestants must be available for this date to enter. The winner will be announced at the end of the show and will get to perform again. They will also be featured on the national television show Celebration of Music in Los Angeles, California, which will be taped for the entire country to watch on PBS. The winner will also get to record a single available on iTunes or record a music video for YouTube with Ethan. The final show will star PBS national artist Ethan Bortnick, who is recognized by the Guinness World Records as "The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Headline His Own Concert Tour." Ethan will be advising and judging the talent, asking questions and sharing his experiences. Coordinator states: "If you are picked to go through to the local show, you will be given an online presence on our website. Ethan has also been featured on countless national television shows, including multiple appearances on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," and more.'" Runs Sep. 20 at the Crest Theatre CA. Unpaid. Seeking—Contestant (Lead): Males & Females, 4-25. Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles CA; Reno NV. Apply via backstage.com or visit https://celebrationofmusic.com/audition When applying, indicate that Dannielle is your "recruiter's name"; this will ensure that Dannielle will be able to process your application personally.

 

 

 

'CELEBRATION Of MUSIC' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 30 – BALTIMORE - Sun & Sky Entertainment is seeking all musical acts/genres (bands, soloists, duets, groups, instrumentalists, a cappella, and even dancers), ages 4-25 years old, to audition for Celebration of Music. All contestants must attend the live concert at Gordon Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. Voting will take place online and in concert, and the winner will be announced Oct. 24, 2019 at the Gordan Center for Performing Arts in Baltimore MD. The winner will get to perform a live solo and go on to perform on the nationally televised show in California on PBS. No pay. Coordinator states: "The winner will be announced at the end of the show and will get to perform again. They will also be featured on the national television show 'Celebration of Music' in Los Angeles, California, which will be taped for the entire country to watch on PBS. The winner will also get to record a single available on iTunes or record a music video for YouTube with Ethan." Seeking—Contestant (Lead): Males & Females, 4-25. Seeking talent from Baltimore MD. Apply via backstage.com or contact the entertainment company. When applying, indicate that Dannielle is your "recruiter's name"; this will ensure that Dannielle will be able to process your application personally.

 

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:

GOSPEL HYMN, BASS SINGERS – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 25 - Huckleberry Music is seeking bass/baritone singers for a vocal recording of a gospel hymn. Work begins immediately. Singer must state their recording fee. Seeking—Bass/Baritone (Day Player): Male, 23+. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Must be trained and able to read. Four-minute song opens in opera/oratorio style, slowly moving into gospel. Range C3-G4. Voice needs to be commanding, dramatic, emotional, and superb. Send sample and resume via backstage.com or contact the music company.

LOCAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROMOS – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 28 - ABI is casting voiceover talent for a set of three local community college commercials. Recording in August in the Dallas TX area. Pays $300 per commercial spot. Seeking—Voiceover: 18+. Seeking talent from Dallas TX. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company. Submit a recording demo of the following script: Script: "This is college. If you were expecting large lecture halls and rows of fraternity houses, sorry to disappoint. But for many, college is squeezing in online classes between shifts at work and getting the kids to bed. At this Community College, we have two-year degrees, quick certifications, online learning and six convenient campuses. All minus the massive student debt at the end. So this is college. And it looks a lot like life."

 

 

 

OPEN MIC NIGHTS/JAM SESSIONS:

NEW YORK CITY LOCATION:

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

 

WASHINGTON DC AREA LOCATIONS:

Open Mic Nights hosted by TOM SAPUTO

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

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

 

 

PROMOTIONS:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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:

CASTING DIRECTOR MASTERCLASS With JUDY BOWMAN – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 23 - Acting And Voice Studios is seeking participants for an exclusive One Night Masterclass with Casting Director, Judy Bowman, CSA. Company states: "She recently cast season 1 of the episodic BIG DOGS. She was nominated for an Artios Award for Best Webseries Casting for "Karl Manhair: Postal Inspector." She is always on the cutting-edge of finding new talent, specializing in specific language skills, ethnicities, providing opportunities for ethnically and physically diverse casts. She has a hands-on approach with new clients and new projects. She is currently casting 7 projects so now is a great time to meet her and showcase your talent. Masterclass Aug. 19 at 6pm in Midtown NYC. No pay. Fee is $99 to attend. Seeking—Actors: 18+. Register at https://www.actingandvoicestudios.com/product-page/masterclass-with-judy-bowman

 

The PERFORMATIVE VOICE and BODY WORKSHOP – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 24 - The Performative Voice and Body is a workshop for actors and dancers who seek to integrate the voice and body into one cohesive practice. By acknowledging that specific disciplines inform one another and enhance a practice of expertise, this workshop will thread together vocal and movement practices to reach a peak performance. The workshop begins with specific vocal warm-ups to activate the body into motion. By focusing on the vocal qualities of projection, pronunciation, pulse, pace, power and pitch, the performer will progressively develop a movement language to match the voice. Movement concepts of rhythmic physicality, emotive incentives and situational scenarios will flip the approach in how to master vocal work and text. Time will be designated for each performer to work on a specific text and movement score. The workshop aims to give the performer a foundation in fusing vocal and movement practices while also building a confidence that allows the expressive performer to emerge. Workshop held Aug. 24 (12noon-3pm) at Randy Warshaw Dance Studio (115 Wooster St. in NYC). Cost for three-hour workshop: $65 - Early Bird Special paid by Aug. 5; $75 - Paid after Aug. 5 Seeking—Actors and Dancers: 18+, to participant in a voice and movement workshop; each participant has to register and pay to attend the workshop. To register and pay for the workshop, visit: www.meredithglisson.com.

 

TEENS, SSM VOCAL PERFORMANCE PROGRAM – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 24 - Shattuck-St. Mary's School is seeking students from age 13-17 to join an immersive vocal performance program at Shattuck-St. Mary's, a boarding and day school in Faribault, MN. Students accepted into the program receive a weekly private voice lesson, a weekly private piano lesson, ensemble experience, and performance and competition opportunities throughout the year. Program states: "Shattuck-St. Mary's students have gone on to sing for the Houston Grand Opera, the Ontario Opera, and one is even a famous K-Pop singer." Auditions on a rolling basis, either on campus or electronically (Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp). This is a tuition-based program. Program states: "Significant financial aid is available." Seeking—Vocal Performance Program (Lead): 14-19, the VPP is an intensive, immersive vocal program for the serious teenage singer. Seeking talent Worldwide. You can fill out an inquiry form here with no obligation: https://www.s-sm.org/admissions/request-information/. Auditions will consist of a vocal range check, tonal memory, sight-reading, and a brief interview. A prepared piece is encouraged, but not required.

 

FIVE LEGIT AGENT SHOWCASE With GERSH, ABRAMS, AVALON ARTISTS, STEWART, and TAKE 3 TALENT – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 29 - Acting And Voice Studios is seeking adults (ages 16+) for a Legit Agent Showcase with agents from Gersh, Abrams Artists, Avalon Artists Group, Stewart Talent, and Take 3 Talent. "It's a great one-time opportunity to meet all five top agents and showcase your acting skills and talent. Every student will get direct feedback from the agent panel." Showcase Aug. 28 (6:30pm) in NYC. No pay; $169 fee required. Seeking—Actors: kids and adults of all ages. For more info visit actingandvoicestudios.com, call 347/443-4050 or email info@actingandvoicestudios.com. To register visit https://www.actingandvoicestudios.com/product-page/5-Legit-Agent-Showcase

 

ABRAMS ARTISTS LEGIT AGENT INTENSIVE – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 31 - Acting And Voice Studios is seeking participants (ages 16+) for a 3-Day TV & Film intensive, taught by top agent and VP of Talent with Abrams Artists, Paul Reisman. Company states: "Abrams Artists represents actors who can be seen in major feature films, television shows, Broadway theatre productions, national commercials and more! Paul's clients can be seen on television shows such as: 'Law & Order,' 'Arrow,' and 'The Fosters.' Some of his clients have also appeared in movies like, 'The Punisher,' 'It's Complicated,' 'Love & Other Drugs,' and 'The Taking of Pelham 123.' "Paul is interested in meeting actors with credits as well as new talented actors." Workshop runs Aug. 23-25 in Midtown NYC. Friday class is at 6:30pm and Saturday/Sunday classes are at 11am. No pay. Fee for this Intensive is $249. Seeking—Actor: 18+. Register via the link: https://www.actingandvoicestudios.com/product-page/3-day-tv-film-intensive-with-abrams-artists-agent-paul-reisman

 

COLLEGE UNIFIED AUDITION WEEKEND With CCM, BALDWIN WALLACE, KENT STATE & More – SEP. 8 DEADLINE - Cleveland Musical Theatre is seeing participants for a College Unified Audition Weekend at the Cleveland Musical Theatre. Company asks: "This is your one-stop shop, 3-in-1 event for college auditions, pre-screen filmings and masterclass workshops! At our college unified audition weekend, you'll have the opportunity to individually audition for the most prestigious college musical theatre programs in the country, film your pre-screen audition videos with expert college audition coaches, and work one-on-one in college prep workshops with the chairs of two top musical theatre programs. These are bonafide private college auditions - NOT a consortium! Get a head start by auditioning earlier in the school year and checking off the major schools on your list. You can't get this opportunity anywhere else. Join us for this incredible experience and make your college musical theatre dreams a reality!" Current auditioning schools include CCM at The University of Cincinnati (Final Audition), Baldwin Wallace University (Live Pre-Screen), Kent State University (Final Audition), University of Colorado Boulder (Final Audition), University of Wisconsin - Steven's Point (Final Audition) and more colleges to be announced soon! In attendance will be Mary Anna Dennard (College Audition Coach, Author of "I Got In!"), Aubrey Berg (Emeritus Chair of Musical Theatre at CCM), Victoria Bussert (Director of Music Theatre at Baldwin Wallace), Terri Kent (Coordinator of BFA Musical Theatre at Kent State), Matthew Chellis (Director of Music Theatre at University of Colorado Boulder), Mark Hanson (Coordinator of Music Theatre at University of Wisconsin Steven's Point). Workshop/masterclass guest artists to be announced soon! Past masterclasses have included Barbara Mackenzie-Wood from Carnegie Mellon University, Mark Madama from University of Michigan, and Joe Deer from Wright State University. Event runs Oct. 11, 6pm-10pm, Oct. 12, 9am-9pm (break for lunch/dinner), Oct. 13, 9am-9pm (break for lunch/dinner) at Cleveland Musical Theatre (Tri-C Eastern Campus, 4250 Richmond Rd., Cleveland OH.) $300 tuition fee required with upgrade options for personalized pre-screen coaching. Note: Discounted housing is available. Seeking—High School Seniors: 17-18, in their senior year auditioning for college musical theatre programs or high school grads looking to re-audition for college musical theatre programs. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). To audition/apply, fill out the free application here: https://bit.ly/2HFGhTm. This event is vetted and by audition only. Admission is rolling and space is limited. Be sure to upload your headshot, resume, and include a YouTube or Vimeo video link of a singing audition at least one minute in length. Application deadline is Sep. 8. We cannot guarantee that applications submitted after this deadline will be considered. For questions, email Miles at msternfeld@clevelandmusicaltheatre.org.

 

The NEW YORK PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY 2019-20 SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 1 - The New York Performing Arts Academy is seeking prospective students for The New York Performing Arts Academy's Acting, Singing/Musical Theater, and Dance programs. Note: Auditions are for potential full or partial scholarships, and admittance to the Performing Arts programs. Program runs in NYC. Full and partial scholarships available for Performing Arts programs. Seeking—Singers/Musical Theater: 9+; Actors: 9+. Actors: Prepare a one-minute monologue of your choosing. Singers/Musical Theater: Prepare a song selection not to exceed one-minute time limit. Dancers: Prepare a selection not to exceed one-minute time limit. Arrive prepared and warmed up prior to arriving. Register for the audition at http://apply.nyperformingartsacademy.org.

 

NYC CITYWIDE ARTS JOBS – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 15 - Citywide Arts and Sports Programming is seeking dance, drama, musical theater, yoga, sports, and martial arts teachers for part time jobs teaching, assisting, and substituting citywide. Hiring now for Fall 2019. Early interview candidates will have priority this Fall. Jobs run September-June respectively as per the school calendar. All are part time and in the afterschool timetable. Rates discussed at the time of interview. Seeking—Musical Theater: Males & Females, 25+, all types including jazz/ improv; accompanists; dancers who sing a little and act; singers who dance or move well and act; Accompanists who can improvise and follow children instinctually. For consideration, send a brief cover letter explaining why a part time job afterschool will work well with your schedule, theatrical pictures and resume, any links to your work you may like to include, three professional references, and your phone and email in the body of your reply. We request you list any and all travel for next year if you already know. Note: Not required but note if you are fluent or conversational in French or Spanish. Put “Sub” in subject if you travel extensively or “Local” if you audition and remain in the area Sep. -June. There is room for growth. These part time jobs are ideal for people who are looking for quality teaching jobs for minimal time commitment per week offering a wide range of subjects and locations to grow local your teaching experience. Apply via backstage.com or contact Citywide Arts and Sports.

 

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