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Updated: May 16

 

 

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:

TOURING PARTY BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 8 - Atlanta Showstoppers LLC is seeking male and female vocalists for a national, touring, 12-piece private event party band based in Atlanta. Rehearsals are ongoing weekly in Atlanta GA. Pays $300-$500/performance, depending on in- or out-of-town dates and full-time or part-time positions. Transportation provided for travel dates. Average of 60 dates annually if full-time. Seeking—Vocalist (Lead): Males & Females, 18-35, versatile and well-versed in pop music from the '60s, '70s, and '80s through today's contemporary hits, with the ability to handle both lead and background vocals and the ability to handle basic choreography. Seeking talent from Atlanta GA. Auditions once a week on an ongoing basis. Seeking vocalists for subbing opportunities that could lead to full-time duties as a member of the band's five-person frontline. Apply via backstage.com or http://www.atlantashowstoppers.com/contact/

 

'FAB SINGS: POP PUNK' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 12 - Fab the Duo LLP is casting the second installment of the Fab Sings series: Fab Sings: Pop Punk. Seeking exceptional rock and pop singers of all types and genders who have amazing stage presence and the ability to rock out. Rehearsal dates TBD (no more than three rehearsals); show on June 3 at Bowery Electric (downstairs at 9pm) in NYC. Soloists: $50 plus 50% of ticket sales from people attending for them. Backup: $25 plus 50% of ticket sales from people attending for them. Production states: "The more people who come to see you, the more money you make." Seeking—Soloist (Lead): Males & Females, 18+; Backup Vocalist (Supporting): 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company. Submit a pop punk song if possible. Otherwise, submit a pop or rock song. Callbacks will be given based on videos submitted.

 

'UNDERSTUDIES' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 15 - The Benanti Group is casting performers who have ever been an understudy in any musical event and are ready to tell their story in Understudies, a cabaret showcase. Production states: "In this showcase, each performer will perform two songs of their choice, however, one of the songs must be from the show they understudied, along with one-minute patter about the experience. This is a developing show concept about your story as an understudy, and we want to hear it." Showcase held in mid/late May in Manhattan. There will be a tempo rehearsal on the day of the showcase prior. Additional rehearsals may be set-up by request. Some pay based on audience attendance. Seeking—Understudy Performer (Lead): 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact The Benanti Group.  In your cover letter, let us know what show/character you understudied and the song you are interested in performing.

 

'HEARD ON BROADWAY' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 18 - Yapp Casting is seeking male and female singers familiar with Broadway classics and show tunes to perform in Heard on Broadway, a spring showcase. Casting associate states: "Each performer will choose two songs to showcase their vocal style. Accompanist provided. Great opportunity for performers looking to test material before a live audience alongside talented industry professionals. Performers must be familiar with their own music." Tempo rehearsal on the day of the show; performs mid-late May in NYC. Seeking—Singers: Males & Females, 22-50, dynamic singers of all ethnicities welcome to submit. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company. Include a headshot/resume and audio or video samples of your voice.

ASL (AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE) VARIETY SHOWCASE – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 23 - The Benanti Group is casting cabaret singers and a variety of performers for an upcoming ASL Variety Showcase; American Sign Language Cabaret/Variety show, Hosted by opera singer and interpreter, Elizabeth Botti. All performers will be accompanied by a translator fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). The show, open to the public, will be comprised of hearing and deaf audience members. ASL Variety Showcase will take place at the Producers Club and is casting singers and interpreters. Every singer will be paired with a translator or the host of the show. Casting singers, dancers with a short set routine, magicians, variety..., etc. There will be a 1-hour tempo rehearsal prior to the show on May 24; call time is 5pm, performs at 6:30pm at The Producers Club (358 W. 44th Street, NYC). Seeking—ASL Performer (Lead): 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact The Benanti Group.

MALE R&B SINGER NEEDED For WEDDING BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 24 - Adm Talent is seeking a male R&B singer for a wedding band. Event dates vary in the NYC area. Pays $400-$600 per wedding. Seeking—Male R&B Singer (Lead): 18-50. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the talent agency.

'HUMANITY's CHILD,' 2019 NEW YORK THEATER FESTIVAL – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 25 - The Tierney Ensemble is seeking a strong female singer-dancer-actor for Humanity's Child, a new musical currently preparing for performances in the New York Theater Festival (July) and The New York Rave Festival (August) and a regional tour (driving distance) in fall 2019 and spring 2020. Synopsis: Humanity’s Child: A Musical for Today is literally just that: “for today!” It emerges from real life and the experiences of young people as they march for their lives (#MarchForOurLives), and especially young women as they navigate the complex world of gender relations in the 21st century (#MeToo). Humanity’s Child presents an all-female cast of young 20-somethings, aka Humanity’s Cousins, collectively representing their global peers; and one among them, Humanity’s Child representing every individual “child of humanity,” young, old, and in-between. And, personifying unconditional love, kindness and compassion, The Giver offers such qualities to the human kind and suffers when her gifts go unnoticed. Throughout the play, the real-life stories of these young people are told in juxtaposition to the music of composer/lyricist Dr. John McDonnell Tierney, long time social justice and peace advocate. As the play unfolds, The Giver explains how Humanity’s Child, having grown up in a loving and protective family, surrounded by “older-wiser” cousins, has only just begun to be aware of the world around her; a world of dissonance, discord, and danger. And how she encounters her fears and anxieties about the future, struggling to make sense in a terror-filled world. The Giver, with a lot of musical help from Humanity’s Cousins, offers support and guidance as they encourage Humanity’s Child to participate joyfully in life; to connect with others; and, to speak with a common voice for what she knows is right. Rehearses Saturdays in NYC. Executive producer: "Just to be absolutely clear: this is a revenue-sharing enterprise. Our goal is to win “best-musical” in the NYTF and equitably share the $4,000 prize. Subsequent revenues may be generated through grants and awards." Seeking—"Humanity’s Cousin” (Supporting): Female, 18-32, to sing lead and backup vocals, dance. Sample can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YV_YytwKuG8. Seeking talent from Shelburne Falls MA; New York NY. Executive producer states: "Please be genuinely interested in being in our show and, if accepted, be confident in your ability to succeed!" See the full schedule at https://www.humanityschild.com/cast-crew-only/schedule/. For more info visit www.humanityschild.com.

'GHETTO CHRONICLES' – MAY 25 - DWhit Presents is casting talented rappers, spoken word artists, and singers of all ethnicities for the AUDELCO-nominated hip hop musical, Ghetto Chronicles. Rehearses throughout May and June; production starts June 29 at 151 West 46th St., NYC. Pays a $25 stipend per show. Rehearsals are unpaid. Contract can be renegotiated once production is permanently picked up on a reoccurring basis. Seeking—Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18-40, two rappers (male/female); two singers (male/female); one male Caucasian actor and one female African American dancer. Open Casting Call May 25 for singers and dancers at 2PM at Shetler Studios (244 West 54th Street, Manhattan NY 10019).

ELVIS TRIBUTE – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - Palazzo Casting is seeking singers to cover popular Elvis songs. Producer states: "Each performer will sing 2 Elvis songs of their choice. This will be a night of fun nostalgia." One tempo-rehearsal and performance (same day) late May/early June in a NY cabaret theatre. No pay. Seeking—Singers (Lead): 18-87, to cover classic Elvis Presley tunes. Seeking talent from New York City NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company. In your cover letter, indicate what songs you may be interested in performing.

'MISCAST' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - The Benanti Group is casting singers for Miscast, a cabaret/variety show. Singers will "sing the songs they weren't supposed to sing." Performs in April/May, NY. Owner states: "Some pay. Pay structure offered based on ticket sales/minimum guest requirements." Seeking—Miscast Singer (Lead): 18+, submit a letter of interest. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact The Benanti Group. In your cover letter, state what 2 songs you would like to sing, and how it would be a miscast.

'SONGS Of COLE PORTER' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - The Benanti Group is seeking talent for a cabaret performance of The Songs of Cole Porter. The cabaret will be presented at the Duplex Theatre in November. All ethnicities/all types welcome. Performs in April/May (exact date TBD) in NYC. Paid showcase; based on audience attendance. Seeking—Cole Porter performer (Lead): 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact The Bananti Group. In your cover letter, note two Cole Porter songs that you would be interested in performing. Submit audio or video tape of voice; also include a valid email address.

'BOUND For BROADWAY' UPCOMING SHOWCASES – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - Forslund Theatricals LLC is seeking male and female singers (ages 16+) for Forslund Theatricals and The West End Lounge's upcoming 8-year running, popular industry-invited showcases, Bound for Broadway. Producer states: "This is the premier showcase in town, and a great opportunity for anyone who wants to join. This is great for performers who need performance video footage. JDProductions is the premier weekly showcase running, 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." Note: 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 & nonunion performers, but no union contract is currently planned. Performers should check with their union before accepting any work. Rehearses in NYC according to when talent is cast. Pays a percentage of ticket sales reimbursement. Participation fees are required. Seeking—Featured Soloist: 16-60. Seeking talent from New York NY. Auditions by appointment only in NYC. For an appointment, submit pictures and resumes via backstage.com or to the agency. An accompanist will be provided. You may also send video submissions to be considered immediately.

 

'The RAT PACK UNDEAD,' 2019 EAST COAST TOUR – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - Cooper Jordan Entertainment Is casting The Rat Pack Undead, the comedic musical concert Halloween hit of The Rat Pack, back from the dead as super-singing zombies. Synopsis: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. return from the grave in "a-live concert." Now back from the dead as crooning zombies, the boys sing their songs with new "undead" lyrics celebrating their deadly after-lifestyles. Featuring the hits "Ain't Death a Bite in the Head," "Come Die With Me," "What Kind of Ghoul Am I?," and many more. Show was developed in New York 2013-14, and played at Times Scare through its closing in late 2016. Production produced its first Northeast Tour in fall 2018. Casting swings and roles, so performers do not have to be available for all performance dates to apply. Rehearsals begin July 18 in NYC; previews begin Sep. 13; tour performs Sep. 13-Nov. 2; tour scheduled to play NYC and throughout the Northeast from Sep. 13-Oct. 26, and Florida Oct. 27-Nov. 2. Pays $100/show or $150 for two-show day ($75/show if multiple shows in a day and for NYC performances). Travel and lodging provided. Meal stipend also provided for out of town shows. Performers must be willing to travel from NYC or where they might be. Transport from NY provided. Seeking—“Frank Sinatra” (Lead): Male, 22-46, Chairman of the Board; in charge of the Rat Pack; baritone or bari-tenor with great resonance. Italian-looking a plus; “Dean Martin” (Supporting): Male, 24-46, great charmer; smooth ladies' man; often drunk with glass in hand; ability to be smooth while singing; Italian-looking a plus; “Sammy Davis, Jr.” (Supporting): Male, 18-42, great performer and singer; must have some tap experience. Proficiency in tap a plus. Seeking talent from New York, Queens, Brooklyn NY; Jersey City NJ; Bronx NY; Atlantic City NJ; Philadelphia PA; Trenton NJ; Stamford CT; New York City NY. Submit headshot/resume to ratpackundead@gmail.com for an audition appointment request. Video submissions are accepted. In-person auditions by appointment only in NYC on May 30 (and June if necessary) for all roles. Callbacks in June (date TBD). Casting out of NYC.

'BROADWAY SONG BOOK ON The KEYS' – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 1 - The Benanti Group is casting Broadway Song Book On The Keys, a cabaret show, with Rachel Kaufman, on the keys. Rehearsals vary by age and will take place one hour prior to the performer's assigned show. Performers 20 years old and under will be featured on May 11, 2:30pm; performers 21+ will be featured with her on May 18, 4pm in NYC. Unpaid. Seeking—Singer (Lead): 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact The Benanti Group.

'THEATER STORIES & SONG!' – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 2 - The Benanti Group is casting Theatre Stories & Song! Owner states: "Do you have a funny theater story or, in retrospect, is now kinda funny but perhaps wasn't then? Well, we want to hear it in a show! Seeking performers/singers that have a short, funny story to tell in a cabaret setting and link it to a song. The song could be directly from the show you are referring to in your story, or the song could simply be related to how you felt in that experience. For example, perhaps your story has something to do with a non-musical play you were in, and the song 'totally f--ked' fits that moment rather well. All performers will sing two songs of their choice. The second song does not have to fit a story. In addition, performers would not need to tell a second story." Tempo rehearsal on the day of the show on date TBD in NYC. Seeking—Singer with a Story (Lead): 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact The Benanti Group.

EXPERIENCED SINGER/VOCALIST/FRONT PERSON for CHICAGO COVER BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 30 - Chicago Cover Band is seeking an experienced female lead singer for an existing Chicago cover band. Music is focused around the pop/dance/electronic/Top 100 hits of the 2000's and now, with remixed versions of 80's and 90's songs. The band has established booking support for fests, local clubs, events, and more. Rehearsals are 1-2 times a week, lasting until the singer has learned the setlist and a show is developed. Aiming to play shows within 1-2 months from now, so self-study is important. Rehearsal space is on the north side of Chicago IL in a residential area. Pay is split equally between all members (not a tiered system) and can be discussed in more detail through email/in person. Seeking—Singer-Front Person (Lead): Female, 24-39, seeking the following attributes: charismatic, confident rock star vibe and presence; stage experience with a live band; ability and discipline to self-study and be fully prepared for weekly rehearsals; experience and willingness to work with another singer; availability to rehearse 1-2 times a week to build up the band set list (less rehearsals once established); fairly open/flexible schedule, especially on weekends (day and night) for shows; comfort and proficiency with talking to an audience; dance skills that fit the music; a fitness level sufficient to deliver an energetic 2+ hour performance; experience or willingness to work with in-ear monitors; interest to be in a great band with pro-caliber people who focus on being successful. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. If interested, visit backstage.com and provide a description of your musical experience, performance photos, or a current headshot and an audio sample.

GAYLE's BROADWAY ROSE, BROADWAY & POP VOCALISTS – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 30 - Gayle's Broadway Rose is seeking Broadway and pop vocalists. Coordinator states: "Seeking super talented Broadway musical and pop singers to become part of our team. We are a new restaurant concept featuring aspiring Broadway performers as singing waiters and waitresses. Hiring for full- and part-time positions. Will train to be a server; no wait staff experience necessary. We are seeking NYC’s best singers and performers to entertain our guests. Must be energetic and able to interact well with guests and other team members. Will also collaborate with other team members to create and choreograph musical performances for our guests." Works in NYC. Pay range: $15-$30/hr. Seeking—Singing Waiters & Waitresses (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact Gayle’s Broadway Rose. Submit a resume, headshot, and video of your best Broadway genre song. Auditions ongoing.

INDIE LABEL SEEKS FEMALE SINGER For GROUP – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 30 - Vementertainment is seeking a female singer for a group. Must be able to harmonize, dance and perform, and must be in shape. Rehearsals evenings & weekends in NYC & Long Island. Seeking—Female Singer: 18-26. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the entertainment company. Submit music, pictures, and video or links.

 

 

 

CRUISES/RESORTS/THEME PARKS:

'WOMEN Of The WEST' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 12 - Big Sky Entertainment Group is casting Women Of The West, Yellowstone Homecoming Tour. A thematic musical production. Female soprano vocalist with a "Disney" stylistic voice. Ability to produce straight, no-vibrato, pure tones and memorize harmonies. Rehearses Summer 2019 in Fort Lauderdale FL; tours nationally. Profit share agreement upon signing. Travel per diem. Seeking—Singer (Lead): Female, 21-35. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company. In your cover letter, note your availability. Include a video with your submission. For the audition, be prepared to sing. Production includes four female vocalists with full orchestrations. Staging in Fort Lauderdale for national tour dates.

 

'GREASE' – MAY 13 - Royal Caribbean Productions is casting professional, seasoned singers for Grease, the award-winning musical on Royal Caribbean International. Synopsis: The 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey with additional songs written by John Farrar. This full-length Broadway musical will be presented alongside Royal Caribbean's newest Signature Production Show. Rehearsal begin September in North Miami FL. Competitive salary. Seeking—Principal Singer-Actors (Lead): Males & Females, 18-50, come prepared with your best 16-32 bars of two contrasting up-tempo pieces in Pop style; sheet music required in the proper key; ne prepared to dance and read sides; singers will also perform in our second production show; vocal versatility a plus; see our website for a complete audition breakdown, www.royalcaribbeanproductions.com. Open Casting Call May 13 in Manhattan NY.

 

'SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER' – MAY 13 - Royal Caribbean Productions is casting singers-actors for Saturday Night Fever. Synopsis: Based on Nik Cohn's 1975 New York Magazine article "Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night" and Norman Wexler's 1977 screenplay it inspired, Saturday Night Fever focuses on Tony Manero, a Brooklyn youth whose weekend is spent at the local discotheque. There he luxuriates in the admiration of the crowd and a growing relationship with Stephanie Mangano, and can temporarily forget the realities of his life, including a dead-end job in a paint store. Rehearsals begin August in North Miami FL. Competitive salary. Seeking—Singer-Actors (Lead): Males & Females, 18-50, prior to your audition you will need to print out and prepare the audition material required; also, come prepared with your best 16-32 bars of two contrasting up-tempo pieces in Pop style; sheet music is required in the proper key; be prepared to dance and read sides; singers will also perform in our second production show; vocal versatility a plus; see our website for a complete character breakdown, www.royalcaribbeanproductions.com. Open Casting Call May 13.

 

HONG KONG DISNEYLAND – VARIOUS DATES/LOCATIONS - Hong Kong Disneyland is seeking male and female vocalists for Hong Kong Disneyland. Casting director states: "Looking for male and female vocalists ready for a life-enriching experience in one of the world's most exciting and exotic locales." Six-month contracts begin fall 2019. Casting director states: "Excellent benefits include roundtrip airfare, medical and dental coverage, paid vacations and sick days, plus a competitive salary and the magic of Disney." Seeking—“Simba” (Lead): Male, 18-30, Youthful African Prince destined to become King. Moves well. Pop tenor; “Scar” (Lead): Male, 25-40, Evil uncle to Simba. Menacing presence. Baritone; “Nala” (Lead): Female, 18-30, Beautiful African Princess. Moves well. Pop soprano; Storyteller (Lead):Male, 25-40, African host who tells the story of "The Lion King." Soulful pop alto; “Miss Kitty” (Lead): Female, 18-35, the sultry and spirited proprietress of the local saloon in the new gold mining town of Grizzly Gulch. Singer-actress-street performer that moves well. A brassy alto, strong G below middle C to C (possibly a mixed C-sharp); “Merida” (Lead): Female, 18-25, 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 (Lead): Female, 18-25, 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” (Lead): Female, 18-25, 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” (Lead): 18-30, 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 May 13 & by appointment May 14 in North Hollywood CA; Open Casting Call May 20 in Kissimmee FL; Open Casting Call May 23 & by appointment May 24 in New York City NY and Open Casting Call May 30 in Chicago IL. For more info, visit backstage.com or contact Hong Kong Disneyland.

 

'KINKY BOOTS' – MAY 15 - Norwegian Creative Studios is casting male dancers who sing in a Norwegian Cruise Lines production of Kinky Boots. Harvey Fierstein, book; Cyndi Lauper, music-lyrics; All characters in the show should be able to execute Northampton/British accents. Select cast members will also have roles in "Prohibition the Musical." Travel to Tampa: Sep. 4; rehearses Sep. 5-Oct. 19 in Tampa, FL; board the ship: Oct. 20; end of contract: approx. six months after boarding. Ship travels to Eastern Caribbean and Bermuda. Pay for leads starts at $1,100/wk. Pay for ensemble starts at $900/wk. Valid passport required. Seeking—Lola/Simon (Lead): male, early 30s, African American, 5’10” or taller. An emotionally and physically challenging role that requires the body of a boxer, with the soul of a diva to play this scene-stealing drag performer. Must have a killer voice with power blues and gospel chops. Sings to a B-flat. Lola dances in very high heels and so must move well. This role calls for a star. This is the Tony Award-winning role originated by actor Billy Porter. Also seeking understudies; Angels (Chorus/Ensemble): males, 20s-30s, any ethnicity, 5’8” or taller. These are the six drag performers who populate the Blue Angel Nightclub. They need to be versatile, but also terrific dancers, singers, and actors. This ain’t a job for no wallflowers. Tumbling, acro, and tricks a plus. Will be required to dance in heels. May cover principal roles. May cover principal roles. Especially seeking strong tenors and tumblers. Select Angels may also have a role or cover in "Prohibition the Musical;" Male Swings (Chorus/Ensemble): males, 20s-early 30s, to cover the onstage ensemble factory workers, the featured ensemble roles of the Angels, and possibly principal roles. Must be terrific dancers, singers, and actors. Select ensemble members may also have a role or cover in "Prohibition the Musical." Open Casting Call May 15 in New York City, NY.

TRIPLE THREATS For CRUISE SHIP CONTRACT – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 2 - JC William Agency, Inc. is casting triple threats and singers who move well for exclusive agency contracts with a cruise ship. Contract works for 1.5 years. Details vary per negotiated ship contract. Seeking—Musical Theater Actors for Ship Contracts (Lead): Males & Females, 18-40, this is for an exclusive agency representation for cruise ship contracts. Apply via backstage.com or contact the agency.

 

 

 

 

 

OPERA/CHORUS/VOCAL GROUPS:

EQUITY, 'The PHANTOM Of The OPERA,' NAT'L TOUR – MAY 14 - Phantom Touring, LLC is casting future replacements in the currently running National Tour (25th Anniversary Tour) of The Phantom of the Opera. Andrew Lloyd Webber, music; Charles Hart, lyrics; Richard Stilgoe, additional lyrics; Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber, book; Gaston Leroux, novel "Le Fantôme de l’Opéra" as source material; Seeking male and female singers for all vocal chorus ensemble positions (tenors, baritones, basses, lyric and coloratura sopranos, mezzos and contraltos). Will understudy principals. Currently running on tour nationally. Pays: $2,095/wk., Equity Production (League) Contract. Seeking—“Christine Daae:” Female, 18-29, beautiful young singer. Soprano voice that combines elements of classical and pop singing. Sings G below middle C to high E; The Phantom: Male 30-49, high baritone or tenor (with a strong low range) with a contemporary sound. Able to sustain high G-sharp with ease in full voice and high C-sharp in falsetto. Looking for a truly dynamic actor with excellent acting and singing ability; “Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny:” Male, 20-39, dashing, handsome young aristocratic man who falls in love with Christine. Contemporary high baritone/tenor (2 octave range from A-flat to A-flat); Monsieurs Firman & Andre: Male, 30-59, the managers of the Paris Opera House. Trying to be elegant, they are slightly befuddled and bumbling. Need good instincts for stylish comedy. Firman is the hard money man; baritone with high E/F). Andre is charming with artistic temperament; baritone: high G with ease; “Carlotta Giudicelli:” Female, 30-49, the prima donna of The Paris Opera. A diva in every sense of the word. Coloratura soprano, to high E. Requires opera training; “Madame Giry:” Female, 35-59, the Opera’s ballet mistress. An ominous, stern, forbidding figure. Mezzo soprano to high B-flat with no discernible break between head and chest; “Meg Giry:” Female, 18+, late teens to early 20s; a young, petite ballet dancer with a strong mezzo soprano to G. Needs strong classical dance technique and excellent pointe work; “Ubaldo Piangi:” Male, 30-59, the opera’s leading tenor, Italian operatic tenor, companion to Carlotta. Sings to high C. Requires opera training; “Buquet:” Male, 18+, middle aged to elderly “character man”. The head flyman of the Opera Populaire. Bass baritone but required to sing to E. Equity Chorus Call May 14 from 10AM for Equity female singers & 2PM for Equity male singers at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York City NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Be prepared to sing 16 bars from legit musical theatre/standard opera or operetta repertoire, preferably in English. Do not sing pop or rock music. Bring your book of music with you, in case you are asked for a second selection. An accompanist will be provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Note: Women should be sopranos (lyric or coloratura), mezzo sopranos, or contraltos, with strong legit musical theatre or opera voices; a range of character players. Men should be strong legit musical theatre or opera tenors, baritones, or basses. Two of the basses in the chorus must sing to low F; a range of character players. 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.

 

R&B/POP A CAPPELLA GROUP – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 17 - D-Fi Vocals is seeking singers for a R&B/Pop A Capella group. Producer states: "Take a modern-day New Edition with a touch of Public Enemy and take away the instruments, you get D-Fi, an R&B/Pop a cappella group. Conceptually, there isn’t anything like D-Fi in the music world. It’s a group that utilizes dance, effects processing, sampling, and live-looping in their show. The most important distinction to D-Fi is being a group of black artists unapologetically speaking truth to power when appropriate, hence the ’touch of Public Enemy’ Over the last two years, the current members of D-Fi have only been together twice, but in that time, it has been made clear how special this group can be if the group is able to tour and create content on a regular basis. In this time, D-Fi has: Received two nominations and a win for CARAs (Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards); Three nominations and a win for AVAs (A cappella Video Awards); been featured on Sing 14 - a compilation of the best a cappella tracks of the year, selected from over 1,000. Also worth noting is that the group was selected to showcase at three NACA conventions despite only having 45 seconds of material to share - a feat that many established groups couldn't do with multiple albums, touring experience, and YouTube videos. The next step for D-Fi is to localize and build a show. It is the hope that once the right singers are living in the same city, that D-Fi can finally capitalize on the momentum they build." Rehearsing lightly May through August with more intense rehearsal early September; first possible showcase in late September in the greater Boston, MA. Though no pay is being offered immediately, pay can be expected as shows are booked. The better prepared the talent, the more shows we're likely to book. Seeking—High Tenor (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18-30, seeking a range and style comparable to Bruno Mars or Ralph Tresvant; should have great work-ethic; great solo voices; ability to blend with other voices; strong movement ability; social consciousness; Tenor (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18-30, should have great work-ethic; great solo voice; ability to blend with other voices; strong movement ability; social consciousness; Baritone (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18-30, for vocal style desired, think Gerald Levert, Johnny Gill, etc.; should have great work-ethic; great solo voice; ability to blend with other voices; strong movement ability; social consciousness. Seeking talent from Middlesex County, Boston MA. For audition info, visit backstage.com or contact D-Fi Vocals. In cover letter, submit unlisted YouTube link to singing circa sixty seconds of one uptempo pop song and one ballad.

WILLIAMSBURG SALSA ORCHESTRA, LEAD SINGER – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 24 - Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra is seeking a new lead vocalist for The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, a high-energy, active, local group with occasional tours and many paid shows. Our bandleader, Gianni Mano, is developing a new repertoire for the next vocalist. Some songs will be ready when you join, and others will be chosen with your input depending on your range and musical interests. A few of our most popular songs will carry over from our last few albums. Rehearses in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, close to L/G/JM trains. All shows are paid, (other than the occasional benefit concert), from minimum $100 up to $500+ for private events. Seeking—Lead Salsa Vocalist (Lead): Female, 18-35, must be fully bi-lingual in Spanish and English, familiar with the salsa genre (can you sing soneos when needed?), have a strong voice and comfortable in front of an 11-piece band; have enough time to devote to the project. We play 30-50 shows per year, and tour when we can. Note: We are not looking for a 'formal' salsa singer in a nice dress that la abuela would like from the old school. We have a rock band attitude and an all-original modern bi-lingual repertoire, so a little punk rock is welcome. Don't be put off by the typical salsa look - that's not what we want. For consideration, submit audio and video to info@wsoband.com. For more info, visit wsoband.com.

 

SSM BOYS CHOIR – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - Shattuck-St. Mary's School is seeking students age 9-14 to audition for acceptance into the Shattuck-St. Mary's Boys Choir Center of Excellence. SSM is a boarding and day school in Faribault MN committed to the Fine Arts. Students accepted into the program will receive ten hours/week of choral rehearsal, a private voice lesson, and a group piano lesson. The Boys Choir will rehearse and perform throughout the region and the country. School is located in Faribault, MN. There is tuition associated with the school. Students may choose to fill out a financial aid application. Seeking—Boys Choir Member (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 9-16, chorus member for Boys Choir Center of Excellence. Seeking talent from Faribault MN; New York NY. Visit https://www.s-sm.org/arts/boys-choir/ for more information. Video submissions are accepted via this website. There may be future audition dates across the country.

THE CONSTITUTION, A SECULAR ORATORIO – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - Vertical Player Repertory, an indie opera company in Brooklyn, is casting soloists and chorus for The Constitution: A Secular Oratorio, by contemporary composer Benjamin Yarmolinsky, an oratorio-style setting of major portions of America's foundational document, including many of the amendments. The piece will be staged, but on book. We are casting professional, classically trained soloists, and volunteer chorus. The soloists will also sing with the chorus throughout the piece, as that is how the composer conceived the work. The ability to sing with a gospel feel helpful for some of the solos, but the style is essentially classical. Choral singers must be trained singers and able to read music. The performances are June 27 at 7:30pm & June 30 at 4pm in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. All rehearsals and performances will be held in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. All principal singers will be paid $500 total for the two performances. Choral singers unpaid. Seeking—Soprano Soloist (Lead): Female, 20-70; Alto Soloist (Lead): Female, 20-70; Baritone Soloist (Lead): 20-70; Tenor Soloist (Lead): 20-70; Chorister (10) (Chorus/Ensemble): 20-80, all voice types sought (especially tenors). Apply via backstage.com or contact the opera company.

 

 

 

STAGE SHOWS:

PINES DINNER THEATRE SUMMER SEASON 2019 – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 12 - Western Star Productions, LLC is casting the Pines Dinner Theatre summer season productions. Season includes: Rock Around the Clock, a high-energy, 50s and 60s music revue; and Pump Boys and Dinettes, a country/folk comical musical about the boys who pump gas on Highway 57 and the Cupp sisters who run the diner next door. Rock Around the Clock rehearses May 13-24 and performs May 24-July 7 (Wed.-Sun.); Pump Boys & Dinettes rehearses June 25-July 13 and performs July 13-Aug. 18 (Wed.-Sun.) at the Pines Dinner Theatre in Allentown PA. Rehearsal stipend and weekly show pay. Housing and some meals provided. Seeking—Performer/L.M. (Lead): Male, 22-40, Rock Around the Clock: Male Singer-Dancer, bari-tenor, comedic; Pump Boys and Dinettes: L.M. is co-owner/operator of the gas station. He is a bari-tenor and plays piano for the show. He also plays accordian and tap dances for the end of Act 1; Performer/Jim (Lead): Male, 22-40, Rock Around the Clock: male singer-dancer, bari-tenor with some low end. James Dean type; Pump Boys & Dinettes: Jim, the co-owner/operator of the gas station. Plays rhythm guitar for the show. Seeking talent from Allentown, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia PA. For audition info, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'ROCK AROUND The CLOCK' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 13 - Western Star Productions, LLC is casting Rock Around the Clock, a musical. Synopsis: A music review production featuring the music of the 1950s and 60s. It's a two-hour musical journey featuring singing, dancing, and a three-piece live band. Rehearses May 13-24; performs May 24-July 7 (Wed.-Sun.) at the Pines Dinner Theatre in Allentown PA. Contract includes a rehearsal stipend, weekly show pay, housing (if needed), and some meals. Seeking—Performer (Lead): 20-40, male, singer-dancer, bari-tenor. Seeking talent from Blandon, Allentown, Philadelphia PA; New York NY. This is a replacement casting listing. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company. To be considered, you must submit a performance video that includes singing.

 

EQUITY, LERNER and LOEWE's 'MY FAIR LADY,' B'WAY – MAY 13 - Lincoln Center Theater is casting Equity dancers who sing for replacements in the currently running Broadway production of Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play and Gabriel Pascal’s Motion Picture "Pygmalion.” Frederick Loewe, music; Alan Jay Lerner, lyrics-book; Runs on Broadway in NYC. Pays $2,095/wk. Equity Production (League) Contract. Seeking—Male Ensemble Dancers Who Sing: 20-49, strong technical dancers with strong legit musical theatre voices. For the males, tumbling/acro a plus. Possible specialties and principal understudy assignments; ensemble; Female Ensemble Dancers Who Sing: 20-49, strong technical dancers with strong legit musical theatre voices. Possible specialties and principal understudy assignments; ensemble. Equity Chorus Call May 13 at 10:30AM for Equity female dancers who sing & 2PM for Equity male dancers who sing at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York City NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Women should bring flats and heels. Men should bring jazz/character shoes. Everyone should bring a picture/resume stapled together. 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.

 

'The KNIGHTS Of SALISBURY' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 13 - Tim Caron, creator-co-director, is casting The Knights of Salisbury, a musical. Synopsis: An original musical set on the North Shore of Massachusetts in the mid-1960's. It focuses on a group of high schoolers who decide to form a rock band for the summer, and the young married couple who agree to be their managers. Production states: "It's a lovely mix of 60s tunes and more conventional musical songs and will be making its debut in the Capital Fringe Festival." Rehearsals TBD; performs July 13, 14, 16, 20, and 21 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Washington DC. No pay. Seeking—“Vincent” (Lead): Male, 30-45, Open-hearted, introverted and mellow. He’s hesitant to take risks but loves the free spirit of American music - especially the growing rock scene. He and his wife Selma agree to manage the titular band; “Selma” (Lead): Female, 30-40, Passionate, nurturing and confident. She encourages Vincent to get out of his shell and help the boys. A trained musician who’s not content to stay on the sidelines, she takes an equal role in managing the band; “Mike” (Lead): Male, 18-25, Bold, reliable, and hopelessly romantic, Mike is the leader of band. He co-founded the project with his friend Jake and plays bass on their songs. ACTOR WHO CAN PLAY BASS PREFERRED; “Jake” (Lead): male, 18-25, Beneath a reserved and anxious exterior, Jake is a restless kid with a great deal of artistic potential. He serves as both lead guitarist and lead vocalist for the band. He co-founded the project with his friend Mike. ACTOR WHO CAN PLAY ELECTRIC GUITAR PREFERRED; “Joe” (Supporting): Male, 18-25, The eldest of the group, the even-tempered Joe is happy to take part in a fun project with his friends before heading off to college. He plays rhythm guitar for the band. ACTOR WHO CAN PLAY ELECTRIC GUITAR PREFERRED; “Danny” (Supporting): Male, 18-25, Danny is a bit of a goof, but he gets his act together when things need to be done. Bored by his time in high school and suburbia, the band seems like a great experience before the next thing in life. He plays drums. ACTOR WHO CAN PLAY A DRUMS PREFERRED; Supporting/Chorus/Ensemble Roles: Males & Females, 18-75. Seeking talent from Chevy Chase, Washington DC; McLean, Arlington, Alexandria VA. Auditions will consist of a singing audition (for singing roles), a music audition (for musicians trying out for the roles of Mike, Jake, Joe, or Danny) and readings from the script in groups (for all auditioners). Please bring a calendar with you to write down any possible conflicts on your audition form. Please provide a headshot and resume if available. For callbacks, you will be asked to practice and memorize a small section of a song from the show. For singing roles, prepare 16-32 measures (one verse) of a song from a musical. However, for the role of Jake, please prepare 16-32 measures (one verse) of a rock song. Please bring sheet music in your key. A pianist will be provided. No recorded accompaniment. Actors who can play bass, electric guitar or drums preferred for the roles of Mike, Jake, Joe, and Danny - however, all are welcome to audition for these roles. Bassists and Guitarists: please bring your own instruments (an amp and cable will be provided). Be prepared to showcase a song of your choice for one minute. If you play a different instrument than the ones listed, you are welcome too. You can walk-in or sign up for a time-slot at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4aabad2da2fa7-auditions.

 

EQUITY, UMBRELLA STAGE 2019 MUSICALS SEASON – MAY 13 – CAMBRIDGE - The Umbrella Arts is casting Equity actors for the 2019 Musicals Season including: 42nd Street (Harry Warren, music; Al Dubin, lyrics; Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, book; Rehearsals begin Sept. 3; runs Sept. 27-Oct. 20), Tuck Everlasting (Claudia Shear and Tim Federle, book; Chris Miller, music; Nathan Tysen, lyrics; Natalie Babbitt, based on the novel by; Rehearsals begin Nov. 12; runs Dec. 6-22 or 29), Hundred Days (The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher, book; The Bengsons, music-lyrics; Rehearsals begin Dec. 30; runs Jan. 24-Feb. 16, 2020), and War Paint (Doug Wright, book; Scott Frankel, music; Michael Korie, lyrics; Rehearsals begin Mar. 31, 2020; runs Apr. 24-May 17, 2020). Season runs in Concord MA. Pays $300/wk. Equity SPT Tier 2 Agreement. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: Males & Females, 18+; for 42nd Street – “Dorothy Brock:” an established Broadway star; “Peggy Sawyer:” young, talented and hopeful; “Maggie Jones:” co-author of Pretty Lady; “Ann Reilly” (Anytime Annie): chorus girl, sub-principal of Pretty Lady; “Julian Marsh:” Broadway director/producer; “Billy Lawlor:” juvenile lead of Pretty Lady; “Bert Barry:” co-author of Pretty Lady; “Phyllis Dale:” chorus girl; “Lorraine Flemming:” chorus girl; “Gladys:” chorus girl; singer, non-speaking; “Andy Lee:” dance director; “Pat Denning:” former vaudeville partner of Dorothy’s; “Abner Dillon:” “angel” for Pretty Lady; Ensemble (4m, 4w) Singers and Dancers of the Chorus; for Tuck Everlasting – “Winnie Foster:” 11 years old; Mother: Winnie's mother; Nana: Winnie's grandmother; “Jesse Tuck:” the youngest of the Tuck family; “Miles Tuck:” Jesse's older brother; “MaeTuck:” Jesse's mother; “Angus Tuck:” Jesse's father; Man In The Yellow Suit: a nefarious leader of a traveling carnival, in search of the fountain of youth; “Constable Joe:” head of the police force in Treegap; “Hugo:” Constable Joe's sidekick and son; Ensemble (4m, 4w); for Hundred Days – “Abigail:” must also play guitar and floor tom; “Shawn:” must also play guitar; 4 performers of any race or gender identity to also play instruments. Note – performers interested in hundred days are encouraged to bring an instrument with them and note this preference when making an appointment. Instruments include keys (provided), guitar, cello, and accordion. Equity Principal Audition AEA by appointment May 13 from 6PM-10PM at Improv Boston Training Center (114 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge MA 02139). Seeking talent from Cambridge MA. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For Musicals: Prepare two contrasting 16 bar selections. You will have three minutes to perform. Bring appropriately marked sheet music for the accompanist. Musical auditions will include a dance call from 9pm-10pm at The Dance Complex (536 Mass Ave. Cambridge), so bring appropriate footwear (including tap shoes) and clothing. Performers should be prepared to stay or return if interested in dancing roles and asked to the dance call. Brig picture and resume. To schedule an appointment AEA members can email auditions@theumbrellastage.org. Pursuant to the terms of a concession made to this employer's agreement, the employer has agreed that any Equity member who attends this call will have an opportunity to be seen.

 

EQUITY, ORLANDO SHAKESPEARE THEATER – MAY 13 - Orlando Shakespeare Theater is seeking Equity actors and singers for the 2019-2020 Season including: Evita (Andrew Lloyd Webber, music; Tim Rice, lyrics & book; Rehearsals begin Aug. 13; runs Sep. 4-Oct.6 at the Margeson Theater); Shakespeare’s Macbeth (Rehearsals begin Sep. 17; runs Oct. 9-Nov. 24 at the Goldman Theater); Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, writers. Rehearsals begin Nov. 12; runs Dec. 4-29 at Margeson Theater); The Three Musketeers and Henry IV, Part and Henry IV, Part 2 in Repertory (Rehearsals begin Dec. 31; runs Feb. 5, 2020-Mar. 29 at the Margeson Theater). Season runs in Orlando FL. Equity LOA/SPT Contracts. 2019-2020 rates pending. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: Males & Females, 18+; for Evita – “Evita:” Female, 20s-30s. Argentinian. Must be able to play ages 18 to 33 while projecting both a toughness and charisma. Beautiful, ambitious and power-seeking, she rises to become the spiritual leader of Argentina. The actor playing this role must have strong vocal stamina and excellent control. Legit Mezzo with a clear, strong mix that can belt to a high G and sing to a low E (below middle C). Passionate and strong lead actor who can move well; “Che:” Male, 18-35. Argentinian. Radical, dashing, and impulsive. Political activist and narrator of the show. An actor-singer that must move very well with a high, rock tenor voice that can sing a low A to high B, falsetto to high F; “Peron:” Male, 30-50. Argentinian. An officer in the Argentinean army who rises to become the Argentine President. Dignified, charming, and authoritative. A strong actor and singer who can play character/leading man. Vocal bass/baritone to high F; Ensemble: Seeking a broad range of males and females of all ethnicities and ages. Excellent singing voices in all ranges. All shapes and sizes to play everything from Generals to Peasants. Also looking for women and men who are strong dancers to play soldiers, tango dancers, and the dance chorus; Children’s Ensemble: Looking for 3 girls ages 7-14. Must sing and be able to hold harmonies, act and move moderately well. These young actors will be featured as well as appearing in the adult ensemble at times. Equity Principal Audition May 13 from 9:30AM-5:30PM (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 10th fl.; Room 10A and 10C, New York City NY 10018). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare a brief monologue. To audition for Evita 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. Pursuant to the terms of a concession made to this employer's agreement, the employer has agreed that any Equity member who attends this call will have an opportunity to be seen. Cross-gender and color conscious casting: Orlando Shakes encourages cross-gender and color conscious casting. Actors of all ethnic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to attend our auditions. 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.

 

'DISENCHANTED!' – MAY 13 & 14 - Mamches Productions is seeking six non-union comedic singers for award-winning all-female musical Disenchanted! Dennis T. Giacino, book-music-lyrics-dir.; Synopsis: Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know – the original storybook heroines have come back to life to set the record straight. Rehearsals begin Oct. 19 (dates and times TBD depending on schedules) in NYC; performs Oct. 25, 8pm and Oct. 26, 2 & 8pm in Fairfield CT. Pays one-time $500 stipend for project (including 3 weeks rehearsal, 3 performances). Transportation and lodging provided. Seeking—“Snow White” (Lead): Female, 30-59, brassy, sassy and self-assured. She is the leader of the princess pack who likes to be in control. Must have great ‘straight man’ comedic timing, improvisation skills with fantastic soprano range (belt, mix, legit); E3–B5; strong A3-G5; “Cinderella” (Lead): Female, 30-59, perky and quirky, slightly ditzy and impish. She is always enthusiastic –A happy-go-lucky girl who is about to discover that there’s more to being a princess than gowns and glass slippers. Must have great comedic timing, improvisational skills with a strong soprano belt; A3-A5; “Sleeping Beauty” (Lead): Female, 30-59, the perfect comic foil to Snow White’s perfect ‘straight-man.’ Always the cut-up, she brings a flippant unpredictability to the evening’s festivities. Must have great physical comedy/timing and improvisational skills; E-flat3 to A5; The Princess Who Kissed the Frog (Supporting): Female, 30-59, forgotten and left out of the kingdom for many years, this empowered woman has now arrived on the scene as a feisty, fabulous storybook princess! She is the ultimate supreme diva in the land and she’s ready to take the world by storm! Must have strong vocal chops (high belt). Great comedic timing and improvisational skills are a plus; F-sharp3 to F-sharp5; Pocohontas/Hua Mulan/Princess Badroulbadour (Supporting): Female, 30-59, triple role; must have the ability to play equal parts understated masculinity (Hua Mulan), overtly feminine (Pocahontas), and cheesy-jazzy lounge singer (Princess Badroulbadour from the Aladdin stories). Must have amazing comedic timing, strong improvisation skills, physical comedy, strong soprano with pop belt; G3-A5, belt to E5; Belle/The Little Mermaid/Rapunzel (Supporting): Female, 30-59, triple role. Must have fantastic comedic timing, improvisation skills, physical comedy, the ability to play equal parts comically insane (Belle), rebellious, jaded, bitter lush (The Little Mermaid) and over-the-top Mel-Brooksian/Wagnerian singing German monster (Rapunzel). Must have a strong mezzo-soprano mix/belt to E5; also hit a C-sharp3. Auditions by appointment May 13 & 14 at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., 16th fl., New York City NY 10018). Callbacks May 15. Seeking talent from New York City NY. Prepare 16-32 bars of a comedic musical number of your choosing. Come prepared to sing, move, and perform cold readings.

 

EQUITY, 'IN The HEIGHTS' – MAY 14 DEADLINE f/MAY 15 & 16 - Dallas Theater Center is casting Equity performers for various roles in In The Heights. Lin-Manuel Miranda, music-lyrics; Quiara Alegría Hudes, book; Rehearsals begin Aug. 21; runs Sep. 21-Oct. 20 in Dallas TX. Pays $941/wk. Equity LORT Non-Rep Agreement. Seeking—“Usnavi de la Vega:” Male, 18-29, an emigrant from the Dominican Republic and the narrator of the show. Youthful, awkward, and sincere owner of a convenience store. Urban, articulate, funny, harbors a crush on the local salon beauty, yet has made no attempt to act on that. Not a “cool stud,” but charming and lovable. Bari-tenor. Must rap well; “Sonny:” Male, 18-29, young, wise, and wittily-humored cousin to Usnavi. Tough and smart Dominican with big plans for himself and his neighborhood. He is street smart, cares about his loved ones, and strives to emulate his older cousin. A comedian. Tenor up to B-flat. Must rap well; “Vanessa:” Female, 18-29, Person of Color; the love interest of Usnavi and a stylist at the local salon. With a troubled home life, she wishes to get out to get somewhere better. She appears strong but is in reality very vulnerable. Tired of cat-calls and empty promises, she is looking for true love and respect. Strong dancer and a mezzo-soprano with strong belt; “Benny:” Male, 18-29, Usnavi’s tenacious and confident best friend. He is a smartand masculine dispatcher at Rosario Taxi. Very ambitious. Handsome, bright, and crushing on the “boss’s daughter”, Nina. Tenor with pop/hip-hop flare. Must rap well; “Daniela:” Female, 35-50, sassy Puerto Rican owner of the local salon. Loves gossip. With a tough exterior, she enjoys being “the boss.” With rent inflation, her salon is being forced to move to the Bronx. A comedienne with impeccable timing; Miranda Priestly meets Sofia Vergara. Spanish speaker. Alto; “Carla:” Female, 18-39, the bubbly, funny, sidekick and best friend to Daniela. Devoutly religious, she is upbeat, sweet, and innocent. The supportive friend of the salon trio, frequently plays into being “air headed.” A comedienne. Spanish speaker. Dancer with strong belt up to D5; “Kevin Rosario:” Male, 40-59, Puerto Rican born father to Nina. Owns and runs a taxi dispatch with his wife, Camila. Traditional, hard-working Latin father, over-protective, loving, but also has a temper. He can be quick to act without considering the repercussions of his actions. Spanish speaker. Bari-tenor; “Piragua Guy:” Male, 30-59, the town crier. Selling shaved ice from a cart, his soaring tenor voice and daily grind reflect the daily lives of the neighborhood who “keep scraping by.” Charismatic and pivotal to the plot. Good sense of humor and a great a sense of self pride. Spanish speaker; tenor; The Residents of Washington Heights: Males & Females, 18-59, interesting and diverse people of the community of all shapes and sizes. This “chorus” of residents have stories of their own and are just as important as the principal roles. More than just great singers and dancers, these people have tremendous strength, vulnerability, history, humor, sass, love, and pride for their ancestors. Spanish speaking is a plus. Seeking incredible dancers who sing well, are excellent story-tellers and are comfortable with contemporary, hip-hop and Latin dance styles. Auditions by appointment May 15 & 16 in New York NY. For consideration, email picture and resume to info@bindercasting.com or mail to Binder Casting attn: In the Heights AEA Submissions, 34-01 38th Ave., Ste. 302, Long Island City, NY 11101. Submissions deadline is May 14. NYC creative team callbacks May 17. 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 submit.

 

EQUITY, UMBRELLA STAGE 2019 MUSICALS SEASON – MAY 14 – CAMBRIDGE - The Umbrella Arts is casting Equity actors for the 2019 Musicals Season including: 42nd Street (Harry Warren, music; Al Dubin, lyrics; Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, book; Rehearsals begin Sep. 3; runs Sep. 27-Oct. 20), Tuck Everlasting (Claudia Shear and Tim Federle, book; Chris Miller, music; Nathan Tysen, lyrics; Natalie Babbitt, based on the novel by; Rehearsals begin Nov. 12; runs Dec. 6-22 or 29), Hundred Days (The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher, book; The Bengsons, music-lyrics; Rehearsals begin Dec. 30; runs Jan. 24-Feb. 16, 2020), and War Paint (Doug Wright, book; Scott Frankel, music; Michael Korie, lyrics; Rehearsals begin Mar. 31, 2020; runs Apr. 24-May 17, 2020). Season runs in Concord MA. Equity SPT Tier 2 (Contract Pending, 2018/2019 min. $300/wk.). Seeking—Equity Adult Actors, Singers and Dancers: Males & Females, 18+, union and nonunion for various roles in the 2019 Season musicals; for 42nd Street – “Dorothy Brock:” an established Broadway star; “Peggy Sawyer:” young, talented and hopeful; “Maggie Jones:” co-author of Pretty Lady; “Ann Reilly” (Anytime Annie): chorus girl, sub-principal of Pretty Lady; “Julian Marsh:” Broadway director/producer; “Billy Lawlor:” juvenile lead of Pretty Lady; “Bert Barry:” co-author of Pretty Lady; “Phyllis Dale:” chorus girl; “Lorraine Flemming:” chorus girl; “Gladys:” chorus girl; singer, non-speaking; “Andy Lee:” dance director; “Pat Denning:” former vaudeville partner of Dorothy’s; “Abner Dillon:” “angel” for Pretty Lady; Ensemble (4m, 4w) Singers and Dancers of the Chorus; for Tuck Everlasting – “Winnie Foster:” 11 years old; Mother: Winnie's mother; Nana: Winnie's grandmother; “Jesse Tuck:” the youngest of the Tuck family; “Miles Tuck:” Jesse's older brother; “MaeTuck:” Jesse's mother; “Angus Tuck:” Jesse's father; Man In The Yellow Suit: a nefarious leader of a traveling carnival, in search of the fountain of youth; “Constable Joe:” head of the police force in Treegap; “Hugo:” Constable Joe's sidekick and son; Ensemble (4m, 4w); for Hundred Days – “Abigail:” must also play guitar and floor tom; “Shawn:” must also play guitar; 4 performers of any race or gender identity to also play instruments. Note – performers interested in hundred days are encouraged to bring an instrument with them and note this preference when making an appointment. Instruments include keys (provided), guitar, cello, and accordion. Auditions by appointment May 14 from 6PM-10PM and May 15 from 6PM-10PM at Improv Boston Training Center (114 Bishop Allen Dr., Cambridge MA 02139). Seeking talent from Cambridge MA. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For an audition appointment, email auditions@theumbrellastage.org. For Musicals: Prepare two contrasting 16 bar selections. You will have three minutes to perform. Bring appropriately marked sheet music for the accompanist. Musical auditions will include a dance call from 9pm-10pm. at The Dance Complex (536 Mass Ave. Cambridge), so bring appropriate footwear (including tap shoes) and clothing. Performers should be prepared to stay or return if interested in dancing roles and asked to the dance call. Bring picture 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.

 

EQUITY, 'The PHANTOM Of The OPERA,' NAT'L TOUR – MAY 14 - Phantom Touring, LLC is casting future replacements in the currently running National Tour (25th Anniversary Tour) of The Phantom of the Opera. Andrew Lloyd Webber, music; Charles Hart, lyrics; Richard Stilgoe, additional lyrics; Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber, book; Gaston Leroux, novel "Le Fantôme de l’Opéra" as source material; Seeking male and female singers for all vocal chorus ensemble positions (tenors, baritones, basses, lyric and coloratura sopranos, mezzos and contraltos). Will understudy principals. Currently running on tour nationally. Pays: $2,095/wk., Equity Production (League) Contract. Seeking—“Christine Daae:” Female, 18-29, beautiful young singer. Soprano voice that combines elements of classical and pop singing. Sings G below middle C to high E; The Phantom: Male 30-49, high baritone or tenor (with a strong low range) with a contemporary sound. Able to sustain high G-sharp with ease in full voice and high C-sharp in falsetto. Looking for a truly dynamic actor with excellent acting and singing ability; “Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny:” Male, 20-39, dashing, handsome young aristocratic man who falls in love with Christine. Contemporary high baritone/tenor (2 octave range from A-flat to A-flat); Monsieurs Firman & Andre: Male, 30-59, the managers of the Paris Opera House. Trying to be elegant, they are slightly befuddled and bumbling. Need good instincts for stylish comedy. Firman is the hard money man; baritone with high E/F). Andre is charming with artistic temperament; baritone: high G with ease; “Carlotta Giudicelli:” Female, 30-49, the prima donna of The Paris Opera. A diva in every sense of the word. Coloratura soprano, to high E. Requires opera training; “Madame Giry:” Female, 35-59, the Opera’s ballet mistress. An ominous, stern, forbidding figure. Mezzo soprano to high B-flat with no discernible break between head and chest; “Meg Giry:” Female, 18+, late teens to early 20s; a young, petite ballet dancer with a strong mezzo soprano to G. Needs strong classical dance technique and excellent pointe work; “Ubaldo Piangi:” Male, 30-59, the opera’s leading tenor, Italian operatic tenor, companion to Carlotta. Sings to high C. Requires opera training; “Buquet:” Male, 18+, middle aged to elderly “character man”. The head flyman of the Opera Populaire. Bass baritone but required to sing to E. Equity Chorus Call May 14 from 10AM for Equity female singers & 2PM for Equity male singers at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York City NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Be prepared to sing 16 bars from legit musical theatre/standard opera or operetta repertoire, preferably in English. Do not sing pop or rock music. Bring your book of music with you, in case you are asked for a second selection. An accompanist will be provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Note: Women should be sopranos (lyric or coloratura), mezzo sopranos, or contraltos, with strong legit musical theatre or opera voices; a range of character players. Men should be strong legit musical theatre or opera tenors, baritones, or basses. Two of the basses in the chorus must sing to low F; a range of character players. 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, SEATTLE REPERTORY THEATRE – MAY 14 - Seattle Repertory Theatre is casting Equity actors-singers for the 2019-2020 Season including: Indecent (Paula Vogel, playwright; Rehearsals begin Aug. 20; runs Sep. 25-Oct. 26), The Great Moment (Anna Ziegler, playwright; Rehearsals begin Sep. 23; runs Oct. 16-Nov. 17), Shout Sister Shout! (Cheryl L. West, playwright; Rehearsals begin Oct. 8; runs Nov. 13-Dec. 22 or 29), True West (Sam Shepard, playwright; Rehearsals begin Dec. 17; runs Jan. 22-Feb. 15, 2020), The Children (Lucy Kirkwood, playwright; Rehearsals begin Jan. 10, 2020; runs Feb. 12-Mar. 15 or 22, 2020), Jitney (August Wilson, playwright; Touring production runs Mar. 4-29, 2020), The Importance Of Being Earnest (Oscar Wilde, playwright; Rehearsals begin Mar. 17, 2020; runs Apr. 22-May 17), and Lydia And The Troll (Justin Huertas, playwright; Rehearsals begin Apr. 7; runs May 13-June 14 or 21). Season runs in Seattle WA. Pays $941/wk. Equity Non-Rep LORT B Agreement. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: Males & Females, 18+; for Shout Sister Shout!All of the cast will need to sing and most will have to dance; “Rosetta Tharpe:” Female, 30s-40s, Black. Also appears at various ages from 18 to 58 in the play. Very strong actress and singer to play the “Godmother of Rock ‘N Roll”. Ability to organically sing gospel, rhythm & blues and rock ‘n roll. Guitarist - or believable on the guitar - a plus. Mezzo-Soprano. Early Gospel-Rock; Note: all other roles are under chorus contracts; for Lydia And The TrollAll of the cast will need to sing; “Lydia:” Black, female, singer-songwriter; “Pete:” White, male, executive assistant at Amazon; “Jane:” Any ethnicity, female, singer-songwriter. Equity Principal Audition May 14 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. Prepare two pieces of your choice not to exceed two minutes total (i.e. monologue/songs/combination of both). An accompanist will be provided. Bring picture and resume. No understudies are expected to be used except for two swings in Shout Sister Shout. ASM positions are available.

 

EQUITY, 'The MUSIC MAN' – MAY 14 - Producers are casting adult and child Equity dancers who sing for The Music Man. Meredith Willson, book-music-lyrics; Runs Sep. 9—Oct.12 in NYC. Pays $1,250/wk. Equity Development Agreement Tier 3 Agreement. Seeking—Equity Adult Dancers Who Sing (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-39, characters are any ethnicity; strong technical dancers who sing; strong legit musical theatre voices; Equity Child Dancers Who Sing (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 8-17, characters are any ethnicity; strong technical dancers who sing; strong legit musical theatre voices. Equity Chorus Call May 14 in New York City NY.

 

EQUITY, NATIONAL MUSIC THEATER CONFERENCE 2019 – MAY 15 - Eugene O'Neill Theater Center is casting Equity actor-singers for the 2019 National Music Theater Conference including: Borderline (Travel dates June 17-29), Jeannette Travel dates June 24-July 6) and Undesirables (Travel dates July 1–13). Runs June 18-July 13 in Waterford CT. Pays $556.80. Equity LORT Non-Rep Agreement. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: Males & Females, 18+; for Borderline – “Anna” (female) – Mid-20s, seen too many therapists, has taken too many pills, has mastered the art of sarcasm and deflection. She craves intimacy, but doesn’t know how to let others in. (any ethnicity). Mezzo with Belt; “John” (male) – Mid-50s, father of Anna. He teaches Math at a community college and enjoys doing crosswords with his daughter, as long as the conversation steers clear of her past abuses of pills that got her expelled from college. He has found a wonderfully soothing distraction in his new fiancé, Dana (any ethnicity). Bari-tenor/Tenor; “Jesse” (male) – Mid-20, has type 1 diabetes, his parents are both shrinks, obsessive, slightly awkward, and brilliant, especially when it comes to online chess. Very smitten with Anna and her acerbic attitude towards him. (any ethnicity). Tenor; “Dr. Brenner” (male) – Middle-aged, intelligent, insightful without being intrusive. He has a portrait of Freud hanging on his office wall that he painted himself. He is plagued by the memory of another patient he lost many years ago, and, while he won’t readily admit it, is desperate for a chance at redemption (any ethnicity). Bari-tenor/Tenor; Dana (female) – 30s-50s, John’s fiancé and a yoga instructor, constantly trying to live her life to fullest and in harmony with the universe. Positive, sweet, upbeat with her head in the clouds. She is an infinite font of compassion and optimism (any ethnicity). Alto with Belt, or Mezzo with Belt; “Beth” (female) - 30s-50s, Anna’s Social Worker and Dr. Brenner’s Ex-Wife, compassionate yet stern. Like a badass Librarian. Also to play miscellaneous characters (any ethnicity). Mezzo; Ensemble Member (female) - 20s-40s, to play miscellaneous characters (any ethnicity). Alto or Mezzo; Ensemble Member (male) - 30s-50s, to play Hal + miscellaneous characters (any ethnicity). Baritone, Bari tenor, or Tenor; for Jeannette – “Jeannette” - "everyone wants to be around her" - Both men and women wanted to be intimate with her, star power. You can't look away. High status. Brilliant. non-white. Age 35-40. Strong pop belt; “Wellington” - I think it's a bit of what we see in Jeannette, but her star quality outweighs his. If he isn't extremely good looking, he should have the confidence of a man who is. He was a boxer. Any Ethnicity. Age - 30-35. Strong pop belt; “Edna” - Maternal quality. Energetically she should feel different from Jeannette in that way, though we know the kind of transformation she has to make. She is the youngest Rankin. Any Ethnicity. 25-35. Mezzo soprano and pop/rock belt; “Olive” - Doesn’t need to be a strong singer. Sturdy body. Any Ethnicity. 60s. physically solid; “Greenwich” - Strong willed, a rival to Jeannette. Confident. Openly gay woman. Strong pop/rock belt; “LGA” - A deeply genuine "good guy." Around the same age as Jeannette, they should feel like equals. Should not have an obvious sex appeal. A solid body. Though he is perhaps the “character man” of the principals, he should not feel like a straight-up comedian, a la Steve Rosen. Strong pop belt. Equity Principal Audition May 15 in New York City NY.

 

EQUITY, NEW LONDON BARN PLAYHOUSE And NORTHERN STAGE – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 16 - Producers are casting Equity actor-singers for the 2019-2020 Season including: The Pajama Game (George Abbott and Richard Bissell, book; Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, music-lyrics; Rehearsals begin May 28; runs June 12-23); Peter And The Starcatcher (Rick Elice, writer; Dave Barry And Ridley Pearson, novel as source material; Wayne Barker, music; Rehearsals June 13; runs June 26-July 7); The Odd Couple (Neil Simon, writer. Rehearsals begin June 26; runs July 10-14); Grease (Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, book & lyrics; Jim Jacobs, Warren Casey, and John Farrar, music; Rehearsals begin June 27; runs July 17-Aug. 4); Catch Me If You Can (Terrance McNally, book; Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, lyrics; Marc Shaiman, music; Rehearsals begin July 18; runs Aug. 7-18); and The Marvelous Wonderettes (Roger Bean, book; Rehearsals begin Aug. 8; runs Aug. 21-Sep. 1). Northern Stage season includes: Only Yesterday, Off-Broadway transfer (Bob Stevens, writer; Rehearsals begin Aug. 23; runs Sep. 7-29 in NYC); A Doll’s House Part 2 (Lucas Hnath, writer; Rehearsals begins Sep. 3; runs Sep. 18-Oct. 6); Jordan (Brenda Withers, writer; Rehearsals begin Sep. 27; runs Oct. 16-Nov. 3); The Sound Of Music (Richard Rodgers, music; Oscar Hammerstein II, lyrics; Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, book; Rehearsals begin Nov. 1; runs Nov. 20, 2019-Jan. 5, 2020); King Lear (William Shakespeare, playwright; Rehearsals begin Dec. 27 (principals)/Dec. 31; runs Jan. 22, 2020-Feb. 9); Citrus (Celeste Jennings, writer; Rehearsals begin Feb. 7, 2020; runs Feb. 26-Mar. 15); and Million Dollar Quartet (Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, book; Rehearsals begin Mar. 27, 2020; runs Apr. 15-May 24). Northern Stage season runs in White River Junction VT; New London Barn Playhouse runs in New London NH. Pays $598/wk. plus room and board (pending approval) Equity SPT Contract (New London Barn Playhouse) and $696/wk. plus room and board Equity LORT D Contract (Northern Stage). Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: Males & Females, 18+; for The Pajama Game – “Sid Sorokin:” Bari-Tenor- A-flat4 to B2; New superintendent at Sleep-Tite. He is a charming, productive worker; for Grease – “Danny Zuko:” Tenor- B5-D4; The leader of the "Burger Palace Boys." Well-built, nice looking, with an air of cool easy-going charm. Strong and confident; for Catch Me If You Can – “Frank Abignale, Sr.:” Bari-Tenor- G-sharp4 to F2; Frank Jr.'s father. He is an inspiration when it comes to swindling. Upbeat and fast-talking, he undergoes a series of progressive failures that leaves him a miserable drunk; “Carl Hanratty:” Tenor- G4-G2; An FBI agent leading the investigation and search for Frank Jr. A knowledgeable and habitual workaholic; Lives a private life of loneliness and depression; for The Sound Of Music – “Maria Rainer:” Female, 20-29. Aspiring nun turned nanny then mother of the Von Trapp family. Chest mix with strong head voice. Great sense of natural humor, ability to move well. Note if you play guitar; “Captain Georg Von Trapp:” Male, 35-59. Retired naval officer and proud Austrian. Widower, stern father of seven children. Baritone. Plays guitar; “Elsa Schraeder:” Female, 30-59. A wealthy widow and suitor to Captain Von Trapp. Legit-mezzo range, A-E below high C; “Max Detweiller:” Male, 40-59. Witty and clever impresario who can be charmingly pushy but ultimately proves himself a loyal friend of the family. Strong character actor with good sense of comedy. Baritone; “Mother Abbess:” Female, 40-59. Strong and authoritative but kind leader of Maria’s abby. Powerful chest and head voice; mezzo or soprano (B-Ab); “Liesl Von Trapp:” Female, 18+ to play 16. Oldest of the Von Trapp children, a teen on the verge of womanhood. Courted by Rolph. Chest mix with a head voice (low G to F-sharp). Must be comfortable with dance; “Rolf Gruber:” Male, 18+to play 17. Suitor to Liesl, telegram delivery boy, later Nazi soldier. Low tenor. Must be comfortable with dance; Note: All cast employed acknowledge that they will be working with children in this production of The Sound Of Music. Please note that the Producer has developed a Children’s Care Policy. Compliance with the Northern Stage Children's Care Policy will be mandatory at all times; for Million Dollar Quartet – “Elvis:” 20s; male; actor-singer-guitar player to portray Elvis in his 20s at the beginning of his career. Must be familiar with his music and able to play guitar; should sound and look somewhat like Elvis without being an “impersonator”; “Jerry Lee Lewis:” 20s; male; actor-singer-pianist; he was rock & roll’s legendary piano prodigy and celebrated “Last Man Standing.” Must be a superb piano player, able to play like Jerry Lee Lewis; fun, energetic; comic skills a plus; “Carl Perkins:” mid 20s; male; actor-singer-guitar player (lead guitar); he was the American pioneer of rockabilly music and best known for his song “Blue Suede Shoes”; Must be an excellent lead guitarist; “Johnny Cash:” mid 20s; male; actor-singer-guitar player to portray Johnny cash at the dawn of his epic career. Must be familiar with his music and able to play guitar; tall; should sound and look somewhat like Johnny without being an “impersonator.” An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For an audition appointment, Equity members email Virginia Ogden at casting@northernstage.org. AEA members without appointments seen as time permits. Audition slots will be 5 minutes long. Prepare one monologue and one 32-measure vocal selection for musical performers. Non-musical performers may present two contrasting monologues. Bring a picture and resume. An accompanist will be provided but will not transpose.

 

EQUITY, ARDEN THEATRE COMPANY - MAY 16 - Arden Theatre Company is casting Equity singers and dancers for the ensemble in the 2019-20 season musicals including: Ragtime (Terrence McNally, book; Stephen Flaherty, music; Lynn Ahrens, lyrics; Rehearsals begin Aug. 20; runs Sep. 19-Oct. 20 with a possible extension through Oct. 27 at the F. Otto Haas Stage) and Once On This Island (Lynn Ahrens, book-lyrics; Stephen Flaherty, music; Rosa Guy, novel “My Love, My Love” as source material. Rehearsals begin Apr. 21, 2020; runs May 21-June 21 with a possible extension through June 28 at F. Otto Haas Stage). Season rehearses and runs in Philadelphia PA. Pays: $873/wk. Equity LORT C Contract. Seeking—Various Roles: 18+. Equity Chorus Call May 16 in New York City NY.

 

EQUITY, 'ILLUMINATI LIZARDS FROM OUTER SPACE' – MAY 16 - Producing Org TBD is seeking superb comic actors with excellent physical/sketch comedy skills and rock n' roll sensibilities for Illuminati Lizards from Outer Space. Yuri Worontschak, music-lyrics; Paul Western- Pittard, lyrics-book; Rehearses approx. June 17-July 8, 2019 (evenings, approx. 4pm-9pm); performs July 8-13 (July 8, 7pm, July 11, 5pm & 9pm, July 12, 1pm & July 13, 9pm) in NYC. NYMF Rate: $15/hr. 36 hours/wk maximum. 8% pension contribution. No health contribution. Seeking—“Tina:” Female, 20-39, our hero, with a lifelong dream to transform the world, using the marketing reach of Beauty Pageants. She’s smart – but her plans and understanding of the world are probably over complicated. Vocal Range: G3 to E-flat5; “Raquel:” Female, 30-49, female identifying. The Illuminati Lizard Second in Command. Raquel is a career officer in the Interstellar Lizard Military. This (shambles of a mission) is probably her last. Raquel’s demeanour can be biting and verges on times at bitter, but she at heart is a good soldier and believes in the cause. Quietly, she’s a dominatrix. Vocal Range: D3-E5; “Guy:” Male, 20-39, a flashy Illuminati libertine/lawyer. Deeply, deeply in love with himself. Big natured, flamboyant, sexually overconfident and optimistic to his core. He believes in the mission to colonize earth, and is deeply impressed by his own genitalia – and wants to share the experience with pretty much anyone else, regardless of species or gender. Vocal Range: D3-A4; Overlord: Female, 30-59, female identifying. The Illuminati commander of the Earth Operation. The Overlord is a tired middle manager just playing out her time until retirement. She’s actually pretty nice, and more of a collaborator than leader, (which drives Raquel crazy). In truth, she quite likes earth and its people. Vocal Range: D3-A4; “Klaus:” Male, 20-49, Illuminati Chief scientist and doctor. Utterly crazy. He self-medicates. A lot. There’s a lot of debate around where he picked up his accent. Probably by watching too much “Hogan’s Heroes.” Vocal Range: E3-E4; “David the Janitor:” Male, 20-49, a human conspiracy theorist in deep cover. Very "Phantom of the Opera." Very English. He thinks of himself as the hero, the savior of humanity. Self-important and grandiose, he’s actually somewhat of a coward and will eagerly delegate risky tasks. With his undercover role of janitor, he understands the truth of the Lizard’s mission, but secretly wants to subvert it to his own ends. Vocal Range: E3 to A-flat4; Female Lizard: 20-39, utility actor to play multiple roles with a wide comedic and vocal range. Must have excellent comedic timing, SNL sketch sensibilities, impressions, etc. Strong movement and/or dance ability preferred. Strong Belt; Male Lizard: 18+, utility actor to play multiple roles with a wide comedic and vocal range. Must have excellent comedic timing, SNL sketch sensibilities, impressions, etc. Strong movement and/or dance ability preferred. Rock Tenor. Equity Principal Audition May 16 in New York City, NY.

 

'WEST SIDE STORY' B'WAY REVIVAL – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 17 - Producers are seeking nationwide to cast the roles of Maria and Anita for the upcoming Broadway revival of West Side Story. Rehearsals begin October 2019; performances begin Dec. 10, 2019; official opening Feb. 6, 2020 at a TBD theater in NYC. Equity Production Contract. Seeking—“Maria:” Female, to play 18; classical soprano; “Anita:” Female, 20-29, a strong dancer. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). To submit an audition, visit http://tinyurl.com/WSSOnlineOpenCall for videotaping instructions and audition material.

 

'CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 17 - Hale Centre Theatre is seeking talent for the role of “Caractacus Potts” in Hale Theatre's summer musical, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Rehearses May 20-July 4; runs July 5-Aug. 17 (Weds.-Sat. nights, with Fri. & Sat. matinees at 3pm) in Gilbert AZ. Potential for additional performances. Pays $75/performance ($375-$450/week; an estimated payment of $2925). Actors will receive free meals between matinee and evening performances, and six complimentary tickets. Estimated payment may differ if performances are added or removed. Housing and travel will be provided. Seeking—“Caractacus Potts” (Lead): Male, 40-50; vocal range: A3-G5. An eccentric, brilliant, English inventor and loving father and son. His inventions and children are his life. Must sing and dance well. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Submit a video audition using the sides provided, that includes singing and side reading. Also include a dance reel of your choice, as actor must be strong in acting, singing, and dancing. Apply via backstage.com or contact the theater. Be sure to include union status in your submission.

 

EQUITY, 'CAGNEY' - MAY 17 DEADLINE - Pioneer Theatre Company is seeking submissions from Equity actor-singer-dancers for various roles in Cagney. Peter Colley, book; Christopher McGovern & Robert Creighton, music-lyrics; Synopsis: Cagney is an original musical about the life of film legend and award winning song and dance man, James Cagney. He came from the mean streets of New York to become an accomplished “hoofer” and the cinema’s quintessential tough guy. This is an intimate portrait of the man, his art and politics, his love of family and his enormous generosity. This is an expanded cast version from the Off-Broadway run. Rehearsals begin Aug. 26; runs Sep. 20-Oct. 5 in Salt Lake City UT. Pays $941/wk. Equity LORT Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—All Roles: 18+; All must be great tap dancers (Except Jack Warner, Ma Cagney, and the character actor who plays a variety of roles); “Jack Warner:” 40’s-50’s; Good Mover. No dancing required. Plays the charismatic head of Warner Brothers Studios and others. Great comic timing, ruthless with a big smile. Bari-tenor with a strong F-sharp (negotiable). An F is non–negotiable. Shyster, fast talker, in charge type. Think Jerry Orbach in Chicago; “Bill Cagney:” 30’s-40’s; Great tap dancer. Plays the brother of James Cagney and Cagney’s level headed business manager and other roles (including a foreman, a screen writer, a vaudevillian, a contract player for Warner Bros. etc.) Bari-tenor to an F; “Bob Hope:: 30’s-40’s; Great tap dancer. Plays the famous comedian and song and dance movie star and others (including a Congressman, a screen writer, a studio contract player, etc.) Tenor to a G; “Ma Cagney:” 40’s-50’s; Good mover; no dancing required. Plays James Cagney’s Irish mother – no nonsense matriarch, making the most of the challenging immigrant life. Great Mezzo Soprano; “Jane:” 30s-40s; good dancer. (Jack Warner’s smitten secretary). Also plays others (including a Screen writer, a Congressperson, etc.) Great comic character with terrific timing. Strong belter with head voice; “Willie Cagney:” early to late 30’s, great tap dancer. Plays James Cagney’s loving beautiful wife. Also plays others (including a Congressperson, a Screen Writer, etc.) First seen as a sensational tap-dancing vaudeville ingénue. Very strong singer: mix to a Db with a strong head voice above. Being 5’5” or under is a plus; Character Man: 30s-40s, good mover, tap dancing not required. Plays a variety of comic character roles: an immigrant Jewish construction work, a vaudeville comedian, a film director, etc. Great comic character with terrific timing and a good singing voice; Ensemble: Two men & two women (20s/30s), terrific tap dancers to perform on all the Vaudeville and USO production numbers and as dancers on the set of “Grand Old Flag” and “Yankee Doodle.” Terrific singers. Seeking talent from New York NY. For consideration, mail picture and resume by May 17 to Bob Cline c/o CAGNEY, 2214 Frederick Douglass Blvd - SUITE 327, New York NY 10026. 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 submit.

 

EQUITY, ARDEN THEATRE COMPANY – MAY 17 - Arden Theatre Company is casting Equity actors and singers for various roles in the 2019-20 Season including: Ragtime (Terrence McNally, book; Stephen Flaherty, music; Lynn Ahrens, lyrics; Rehearsals begin Aug. 20; runs Sep. 19-Oct. 20 with a possible extension through Oct. 27); Tiny Beautiful Things (Nia Vardalos, adaptation; Cheryl Strayed, source material. Rehearsals begin Oct. 1; runs Oct. 24-Dec. 8 with a possible extension through Dec. 15); An Iliad (Homer, source material; Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, adaptation; Robert Fagles, translation. Rehearsals begin Oct. 22; runs Nov. 7-Dec. 15 with a possible extension through Dec. 22); My General Tubman (Lorene Cary, writer. Rehearsals begin Dec. 24; runs Jan. 16, 2020-Mar. 1 with a possible extension through Mar. 15); A Streetcar Named Desire (Tennessee Williams, writer; Rehearsals begin Feb. 18, 2020; runs Mar. 12-Apr. 12 with a possible extension through Apr. 19); No Child (Nilaja Sun, writer. Rehearsals begin Mar. 3, 2020; runs Mar. 19-Apr. 26 with a possible extension through May 3); and Once On This Island (Lynn Ahrens, book-lyrics; Stephen Flaherty, music; Rosa Guy, novel “My Love, My Love” as source material. Rehearsals begin Apr. 21, 2020; runs May 21-June 21 with a possible extension through June 28). Season rehearses and runs in Philadelphia PA. Pays: $873/wk. (F. Otto Haas Stage) LORT C Contract; $696/wk. (Arcadia Stage) Equity LORT D Contract; $556.80/wk. (Bob and Selma Horan Studio) Equity Experimental Contract. Seeking—Various Roles: 18+. Equity Principal Audition May 17 in New York City NY.

 

'ABLAZE': An A CAPPELLA MUSICAL THRILLER – MAY 18 - PrismHouse Theatre Company is seeking talent for the East Coast premiere of Ablaze, an a cappella musical thriller, presented by PrismHouse Theatre Company. Synopsis: At an old abandoned high school on the outskirts of town, a group of loitering teenagers is suddenly surrounded by fire as the walls burn fast around them. They find a hold in a corner of the gymnasium floor. They jump in. They survive the flames. Then they realize they are not alone, and someone is watching. As their nineteen days of captivity progress, personal demons and vendettas emerge with ferocity, forcing them to either turn forever against each other or fight for survival. Based on his 2004 play, playwright and composer Matthew B. Zrebski has created a claustrophobic exploration of teenagers under the eye of a monstrous predator they can’t see. Almost entirely sung with occasional percussive sounds and rhythmic spoken word, Ablaze: An A Cappella Musical Thriller is a bold experiment in musical theatre, and an unapologetic look at the lives of adolescents and the issues they must face. Rehearsals begin June 8 in NYC; tech runs Aug. 12-15; runs Aug. 16-24 at the New Ohio Theatre in NYC. All artists will receive a minimum stipend of $20. Seeking—“Lissa” (Lead): Female, a rule follower, holds deep secrets. Mezzo with belt, 18+ to play 14-18, any ethnicity, one of The Trapped; “Tess” (Lead): Female, a dark rebel, a broken spirit. Alto/Mezzo with belt, 18+ to play 14-18, any ethnicity, one of The Trapped; “Riley” (Lead): Female, a free spirit, open. Mezzo with belt, 18+ to play 14-18, any ethnicity, one of The Trapped; “Vea” (Lead): Female, a beauty queen, a frustrated object. Soprano with belt, 18+ to play 14-18, any ethnicity, one of The Trapped; “Davin” (Lead): Male, an athlete, wants to be the alpha. Bari-tenor, 18+ to play 14-18, any ethnicity, one of The Trapped; “Chaz” (Lead): Male, obsessive/compulsive, lonely. Bari-tenor, 18+ to play 14-18, any ethnicity, one of The Trapped; “Manny” (Lead): Male, feels small, bullied. Bari-bass, 18+ to play 14-18, any ethnicity, one of The Trapped; “Saul” (Lead): Male, an intuitive observer, in love. Tenor, 18+ to play 14-18, any ethnicity, one of The Trapped; The Fire (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-24, a vocal orchestra of 10 to 12. Auditions by appointment only on May 18. Callbacks on May 19. Prepare a 32-bar a cappella selection in the style of the show. To schedule an appointment, apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company. Submit a headshot and resume.

 

'Mr. B'/'BOJANGLES A NEW MUSICAL' & 'I GOT The LAST LAUGH'(JACKIE MOMS MABLEY) STAGE PLAYS – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 19 - Big Fish Production is casting two stage plays, Mr. B/Bojangles A New Musical by James E. Carter and I Got the Last Laugh!" (Inspired by The Life and Times of Jackie MOMS Mabley) by James E. Carter. Rehearsals might be in NYC, etc. Performances in NYC and Out of Town (Depending) etc. Pay varies and is TBD; rehearsals, sample showings, and full performances will be paid. NYC & Might Tour 2019+ All must be able and willing to travel if cast. Reh might be in NYC. Seeking—Grandma/Wife (Supporting): Female, 40-69, Strong singer-actress who must be able to move; must be able to sing the following styles: Gospel, R&B and Pop also will play one of his wife as well; “Marty Forkins” (Supporting): Male, 24-72, the Manager, Singer-Actor that can move/Tap Dance (Think of Nathan Lane); This is for BOJANGLES A New Musical; “Bill ‘BOJANGLES’ Robinson”; Young-to-Mid Age Tap Dancers Who Sing (Supporting): Males & Females, 18-35, All must know how to Sing, Act and Dance/Tap Dance. All Males/Females must know how to Sing, Act, Tap & (Break Dance-If you can). and able to Travel (If Need), Under age must have NY working Permit; “Shirley” (Supporting): Female, 15-25, Must Sing, Tap Dance and Act. Must be or look Young like 15-20, Height 4'-5'5; also play other roles in play. This role is for the play BOJANGLES A New Musical; Bojangle’s Wives #1, #2, #3 (Supporting): Female, 22-55, Must be a good singer; Ballad, Jazz, Soul, R&B Actress and be able to move. (Not Shy); Smart Mind and Sexy. Also must know how to tap dance. Town People; “Bojangles” (Lead); Male, 25-60, Must be a good Tap Dancer and Singer-Actor Height 5'6+; “Troy” (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 15-24, Must be able to sing, dance and tap dance, Should live in NYC or close. Be able to travel if needed. Seeking talent from New York NY. Auditions by appointment in NYC. For consideration, email website, head shot & full body shots, bio, MP3 samples, reel, and resume. Please Read the break down parts and understand, don't waste our time if you’re not in NYC, if you can't make it don't email for auditions. Please don't waste my time, if you're not in NYC or can't come. Thank You.

 

EQUITY, 'LITTLE SHOP Of HORRORS' – MAY 19 – RIDGEFIELD - ACT of Connecticut is casting Equity actor-singers for various roles in Little Shop of Horrors with music by Alan Menken and book & lyrics by Howard Ashman. Rehearsals begin Sep. 9; runs Oct. 5-Nov 3 with a possible extension to Nov. 10 in Ridgefield CT. Pays $425 min + health/pension. Equity SPT Tier 5 Contract. Seeking—“Seymour:” Male, 18-39, an employee at Mushnik’s Flower Shop, Seymour Krelborn is the improbable hero of the story. Introverted and insecure, he is naive and put-upon. In spite of his flaws, he’s a sweet, genuine and well-meaning little man. In love with Audrey and will do anything to protect her; bari-tenor; “Audrey:” Female, 18-39, a sweet and vulnerable girl from the wrong side of the tracks. She is all heart beneath her peroxide blonde hair and pin-up girl outfits. Audrey works with Seymour at the flower shop and is the love of his life. Lacking in education and self-esteem, she has beautiful dreams for the future despite the hopelessness of her situation, including her abusive relationship. Soprano with strong rock mix/belt; “Mr. Mushnik:” Male, 50-69, owner of the failing Skid Row flower shop and Seymour’s nosey boss. He is generally a good man but can be profit-driven, greedy, and manipulative. Often yells and complains in Yiddish; baritone; “Voice of Audrey II:” 18+, any sex, any age; an offstage actor/vocalist with the funky rhythm and blues voice of a conniving street-smart villain. A cross between Wolfman Jack and Barry White. Baritone with extension; Crystal, Ronnette & Chiffon: 20-39, street urchins and our musical guides through the evening, sometimes acting as a Greek Chorus – they know what’s coming. Young, energetic and street smart with sharp sense of humor. Must have strong Motown-style vocals and be adept with tight harmonies and choreography; Male Offstage Cover: Male, 18+, to cover Seymour, Mr. Mushnik, and Orin; Female Offstage Cover: Female, 18+, to cover Audrey, Crystal, Ronnette, Chiffon. Equity Principal Audition May 19 from 10AM-6PM at ACT of Connecticut (36 Old Quarry Road, Ridgefield CT 06877). Seeking talent from Ridgefield CT. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare a short song in the style of the show along with a second piece if asked to sing more. Bring a hard copy headshot/resume and your book of music. 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.

 

TRU 2019 COMBINED AUDITION EVENT – MAY 19 - Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is seeking participants for the annual TRU Audition Event, which will be attended by more than 50 NY-area Equity and non-Equity producing companies, directors, and producers, and other individuals, including casting directors and agents. TRU notes that this is an opportunity to “be seen by over 50 people and companies that need you, in one audition.” The TRU Voices Reading Series will also be cast at this event. Event runs the weekend of May 18-19 in NYC. Registration fee is $65 ($50 for AEA) if you register before April 12 (postmark); the fee is $99 ($85 for AEA) if you register after April 12. Receive a $10 discount with code BS-10 before April 12. Registration deadline: May 6. Note: All 80 guaranteed nonunion/non-TRU-member audition spots are currently filled. However, guaranteed spots are still available for TRU and AEA members. And everyone can still pre-register for the event and will likely be seen; however, if the event gets overbooked, those on the wait-list that cannot be seen will be notified in early May and will be eligible for a full refund. The pay situations and Equity and nonunion contracts will vary depending upon the productions that are casting. Seeking—Actors: Males & Females, all ages and all types. Open Casting Call for musical auditions May 19 from 10AM-6PM at PIT (Peoples Improv Theater, 123 E. 24th Street, New York NY 10010). Seeking talent from New York NY. At the auditions, you will be given two minutes to perform two monologues or a monologue and a song (accompanist provided on May 19 only). New: Will not require 60 headshots this year; will incorporate a thumbnail and info for you in Casting Sheets. For more info and an application packet, visit www.truonline.org/events/audition-event-2019. For questions, email TRUActors@gmail.com. The first 80 applicants will be automatically accepted. After that, priority is given to TRU members and AEA members, and others will be notified of acceptance after the May 6 deadline.

'LITTLE BLACK DRESS' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 20 - Little Black Dress is casting Little Black Dress, a musical telling the story of best friends Mandy and Dee. Producer states: "In this musical, we witness the girls' major life events in their little black dresses - first job interview, first date, first awkward sexual experience, etc... When their life journeys veer into different paths, the power of their little black dresses finds a way to bring them back together. With hilarious improv, catchy songs, and a heartfelt story, 'Little Black Dress' the fiercely funny girls’ night out musical is heading out on its first national tour. If Amy Schumer and Stephen Sondheim had a love child, this show would be it! "We are looking for three hilarious women of all shapes, sizes and ethnicities. These women must be strong comedic performers with strong voices and improv skills. Ages may range from late 20s to late 30s. We are also looking for a handsome and dashing male performer with strong vocals and comic chops. Improvisers: we like you. Please audition." Rehearsals begin May 14 (approx.) in Toronto, Canada; tour runs June 4-Aug. 11 with possibility for extension. Pays $500/wk. plus housing and per diem. Seeking—“Mandy” (Lead): Female, 25-40, Dee’s best friend and also the little devil that sits on her shoulder. The obvious ying to Dee’s yang, Mandy is ballsy, impulsive and tells it like it is. This performer needs strong comic and improv skills. She must also be able to sing and move well; Mom/Anne (Lead): Female, 25-40, you can tell why Dee gravitates towards Mandy, since her mother is cut from the same cloth. Boisterous, opinionated and always there with a tid bit or a story about her various romantic exploits, Dee’s Mom is a hurricane. This actor plays a variety of other off-hand characters as well, so she must be a strong comic performer. Improv skills are a huge asset as well. This actor must be a good singer and move well; Mark/Male Roles (Lead): 25-40, vocal range: tenor, 5’7- 6’3; this role calls for a handsome and attractive male performer, who’s also a strong singer and can move well. Strong comic chops and improv skills are also required. The understudy will cover a track that essentially plays every male role in the show. This actor will play the perfect husband Mark, a flamboyant and fabulous store manager, an uptight boss, a punk of an ex-boyfriend, a handsome airplane captain, the rude Frenchman Pierre, Dee’s friend Sadie and a stripper; Producer states: "Must be comfortable going topless…cause yeah. Stripper." Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company. In your cover letter, include any improv experience.

'MISSISSIPPI The MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 20 - Angelic Star Records Entertainment Unlimited is casting Mississippi The Musical, which will be produced as part of the New York Musicals Festival (NYMF). Gregory James Tornquist, book-music-lyrics; Synopsis: Mississippi the Musical is a mixed race, gothic tale of a troubled white girl, Kitten, acknowledging her racism, evolving and embracing the reality that change is required of her and everyone in the fictional town of Hope River, 1959. All roles should be able to sing pop, R&B, gospel, or country. See www.mississippithemusical.com for more information. Performs as part of the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) 2019 Season, on or about July 8-Aug. 8, in NYC. A $150 stipend will be offered. Equity 29-Hour Staged Reading Code for New York Musicals Festival. Seeking—“Kitten” (Lead): Female, 18-25, pretty, smart and sassy. Incest survivor. Has an imaginary friend that she calls “Buttons”. Leaves Hope River, Mississippi to escape her abusive home and Jim Crow prejudices; Vocal Range: mezzo-soprano. Should be able to sing pop, R&B, gospel, or country; “Toby” (Supporting): Male, 20-25, handsome and well dressed. He is trapped by the traditions of racial prejudices; Voice range: tenor. Should be able to sing pop, R&B, gospel, or country; “Justine” (Supporting): Female, 18-25, sexy and world weary. Works as a maid in the Deacon’s home; Voice range: alto. Should be able to sing pop, R&B, gospel, or country; “Moses” (Supporting): Male, 25-38, wise and sincere – a ladies’ man. Owns the local juke joint; Voice range: bass/baritone bluesy voice. Should be able to sing pop, R&B, gospel, or country; “Luther” (Supporting): Male, 40-50, preacher and Civil Rights leader in Hope River; Voice range: tenor with a soulful powerful voice. Should be able to sing pop, R&B, gospel, or country; “Hattie” (Supporting): Female, 18-25, Justine’s younger sister. Works as a maid in the Deacon’s home; “Mr. Frank” (Supporting): Male, 40-50, has a menacing presence and a sick, perverted laugh; Voice range: bass. Should be able to sing pop, R&B, gospel, or country; “Gussy” (Supporting): Female, 45-55, the cook at the Deacon’s home. She is a widow and a mother who has lost her 14-year-old son to a lynching. Radiates love; Voice range: mezzo-soprano with a strong Gospel belt. Should be able to sing pop, R&B, gospel, or country. Submissions should include headshot, resume, and vocal reel (if available). Only accepting submissions via gpscasting@gmail.com. Subject line should read "Mississippi The Musical" and the character you are submitting for.

EQUITY, BRISTOL RIVERSIDE THEATRE – MAY 20 – BRISTOL - Bristol Riverside Theatre is seeking Equity actor/singers for various roles in the upcoming season including: An Act Of God (David Javerbau, writer; Rehearsals begin Aug. 27; runs Sep. 17-Oct. 6 with a possible extension to Oct. 13); Next to Normal (Tom Kitt, music; Brian Yorkey, book & lyrics; Rehearsals begin Oct. 8; runs Oct. 29-Nov. 24); King Lear (William Shakespeare, writer; Rehearsals begin Dec. 30; runs Jan. 28, 2020-Feb. 16, 2020); Cabaret (John Kander and Fred Ebb, writer; Rehearsals begin Feb. 11, 2020; runs Mar. 10-Apr. 5 with a possible extension to Apr. 12, 2020); and A Leg Up (Ken Kaissar, writer; Rehearsals begin Apr. 14, 2020; runs May 5-31, 2020). Season runs Sep. 17, 2019-May 31, 2020 in Bristol PA. Equity LOA Contract/Salary pending. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: 18+, for various roles in the upcoming season; for Next to Normal – “Diana:” Late 30s to early 40s – bipolar – delusional – manic depressive. Still attractive, appealing, quick witted. Vocal range G below middle C to high G – strong mix to a D; “Natalie:” Must read 16 – Diana’s daughter. Bright and attractive she craves her mother’s affection and attention and gets none. Vocal range G below middle C to high G – strong mix to E-flat; “Dan:” Early to mid-40s. Diana’s husband. Good looking, patient and kind, but exhausted by family circumstances. Vocal range C (written middle C) to high A full voice and high D (above staff) falsetto; “Gabe:” Diana’s son, must read 18. Charming, fun, energetic, carefree. BTW he’s a ghost or actually part of Dina’s delusion. Vocal range C (written middle C) to high A full voice and high D (above staff) falsetto; “Henry:” Must read 17. Natalie’s boyfriend. Romantic, a musician, solid but last. A “stoner”. Vocal range low A below written middle C to high G full voice and high A falsetto; Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine: played by the same actor. Age range 35 to 50. Dr. Fine is a psychopharmacologist. Practical, maybe a bit cold. Dr. Madden – Diana’s psychiatrist, described in the script as a “rock star” in that way that doctors can be perceived as saviors. Confident and unflappable. Vocal ranges low A below written middle C to high A-flat full voice; for Cabaret – “Sally Bowles:” the headlining British singer at the Kit Kat Klub. Meets Cliff Bradshaw, and is in the stages of building a relationship; Mezzo-Soprano; The Emcee: The Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub, a leering, ghoulish, flamboyant figure; tenor; “Clifford ‘Cliff’ Bradshaw:” An American writer traveling through Berlin; baritone; “Fraulein Schneider:” An older German woman who runs the boarding house that Cliff and Sally live in; alto; “Herr Schultz:” An elderly Jewish fruit shop owner who falls in love with Fraulein Schneider; baritone; “Fraulein Kost:” A German prostitute who rents in Fraulein Schneider’s boarding house; mezzo-soprano; Rosie, Lulu, Frenchie, Texas, Fritzie and Helga: Girls who perform at the Kit Kat Klub; Bobby, Victor, Hans and Herman: The Cabaret Boys of the Kit Kat Klub; Boy: a young boy involved in the Nazi party; Soprano. Equity Principal Audition May 20 from 10AM-6PM (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Bristol Riverside Theatre Rehearsal Studio (201 Cedar St., Bristol PA 19007). Accompanist on this day only. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. No appointments required. actors seen on first come first seen basis. Prepare two contrasting one-minute monologues, or a brief song (standard Broadway) or a brief song and a one-minute monologue. If singing, bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided on May 20, but may not transpose. Bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to-back. Accompanist not provided on this day May 21. 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.

'IN The HEIGHTS' – MAY 20 & 22 – LODI - Defining Moments Theatre Company is casting an adaptation of In The Heights. Director states: "A musical that tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures; where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. In The Heights is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations." Rehearses at Hackensack Performing Arts Center, 102 State St. Hackensack, New Jersey. Works Sep. 13 (8pm) and Sep. 14 (2pm & 8pm) at Hackensack Performing Arts Center. Seeking—“Usnavi” (Lead): Male, 18-35, the narrator of the play's exposition and a major character throughout; the owner of a small bodega in Washington Heights; “Abuela Claudia” (Lead): Female, 40+, the loving matriarch of the barrio who knows everybody and is like a grandmother to Usnavi; “Vanessa” (Lead): Female, 18-35, Usnavi's love interest who works at Daniela's salon; stunningly beautiful and catches the eye of every guy in the Heights; “Nina Rosario” (Lead): Female, 18-30, returns home from school for the summer, drops out of college, and becomes involved in a relationship with Benny; “Benny” (Lead): Male, 18-35, works at the dispatch for Nina's father; “Sonny” (Supporting): Male, 18-35, Usnavi’s sassy and lazy younger cousin; “Daniela” (Supporting): Female, 25-60, owner of the salon; “Carla” (Supporting): Female, 18-40, Daniela’s best friend; “Kevin” (Supporting): Male, 35-65, Nina’s overprotective father; “Camilla” (Supporting): 35-65, Nina’s strong-willed mother; Piragua Guy (Supporting): 20-70, the owner of a small piragua stand. Open Casting Call May 20 & 22 in Lodi NJ. For audition info, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

KIDS/TEENS, 'FROZEN Jr.' – MAY 21 – BABYLON - James Street Players is casting roles in Frozen Jr., a musical. Production states: "The enchanting modern classic from Disney is ready for your Broadway Junior stars! Frozen Jr. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen Jr. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, 'Frozen Jr.' is sure to thaw even the coldest heart." Weekly rehearsal schedule TBD; performs Aug. 2-4 in Babylon, NY. Seeking—Lead/Supporting/Ensemble Roles: Males & Females, 5-18. Open Casting Call May 21 from 7PM-9PM at James Street Players (21 James St., Babylon NY 11702). Callbacks May 22. Seeking talent from West Babylon, Babylon NY. Be prepared to sing a song in the style of the show a capella. Bring a current photo and resume (if you have one). Contact Info@JamesStreetPlayers.org for any questions.

EQUITY, LERNER and LOEWE's 'MY FAIR LADY,' B'WAY – MAY 21 - Lincoln Center Theater is casting Equity singers for future replacements in the currently running Broadway production of Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play and Gabriel Pascal’s Motion Picture "Pygmalion.” Frederick Loewe, music; Alan Jay Lerner, lyrics-book; Runs on Broadway at Vivian Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center Theater in NYC. Pays $2,095/wk. Equity Production (League) Contract. Seeking—Equity Ensemble Singers: Males & Females, 20-59, varied types with strong legit musical theatre voices with large ranges. Should have movement ability. Possible specialties and principal understudy assignments; ensemble. Equity Chorus Call May 21 in New York City NY.

'LEGALLY BLONDE' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 25 - Pixie Dust Players is casting actors-singers-dancers ages 14+ in Legally Blonde the musical. All roles are open. Rehearses June 2-July 18 and performs July 19-28 at Hamilton Stage in Rahway NJ. Seeking—All Roles: 14+. Seeking talent from Rahway NJ. Visit pixiedustplayers.org/legally-blonde to select an appointment time and obtain audition materials.

'ANYTHING GOES' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 28 - SummerStage at Leonia is casting Cole Porter's Anything Goes for the 20th anniversary season of SummerStage at Leonia. Rehearsals begin May 28 at Civil War Drill Hall Theater in Leonia NJ, Tate Academy Dance Studio in Teaneck NJ and St. John's in Leonia NJ; runs July 18-Aug. 4 (Thurs-Sun, 12 performances) at the historic, air-conditioned, 100-seat Civil War Drill Hall Theater, 130 Grand Ave, Leonia NJ (5 min from Manhattan via GW Bridge, with easy public trans.). Travel reimbursement possible. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 18+, “Reno Sweeney:” mid 20’s up; alto/Belt G3 to E-flat5, a charismatic nightclub singer. She is clever, funny, persuasive and extremely confident. She is a classic 1930s fast-talking “dame”. Strong singing and dancing required, including tap. Good comedienne with strong comic timing; “Billy Crocker:” mid 20’s up; bari-tenor B3-G4, a young businessman who is in love with Hope. He is charismatic and charming. Strong singing required and should be able to dance or move well. Good comic timing and physical humor; “Moonface Martin:” mid 30s up; baritone B-flat3 to G-flat4, a loveable gangster who is also loyal and willing to go the distance for a friend. Requires a strong comic actor in the “vaudeville/burlesque” style who can sing and move well; “Hope Harcourt:” early 20s- 30; soprano A4 to B-flat5, a beautiful heiress with a strong sense of duty. A classic “ingenue” role. Strong singing, dancing and acting required; “Lord Evelyn Oakleigh:” early 30s up; baritone C3-G4, Hope’s energetic, quirky, and good-natured aristocratic fiancé. An upper-crust English fop. English accent required, along with strong singing, the ability to move well and an offbeat comic presence; “Erma Latour:” mid 20s- mid 30s; mezzo/Belt A4 to C-sharp5, a playful, independent, impulsive, and loveably clueless “dame” – a typical 20’s “gun moll” with a ‘Joisey’ accent. Strong singing and dancing, including tap; “Elisha Whitney:” 50s up; baritone C3-D4, a successful Wall Street banker who is nearsighted and thinks he is always right. Needs good comic timing. Ability to move well is a plus; “Evangeline Harcourt:” mid 50s up; any vocal range, Hope’s overbearing mother who is mainly concerned with money and social status. Sings with ensemble only; Reno’s Angels: early 20s-30s; Various vocal ranges, four (4) attractive backup singer-dancers in Reno’s act, they are showgirls with pizzazz and personality. All roles require strong singing and dancing skills, including tap; Sailors: 20s to 30s; various vocal ranges; four (4) strong dancers (including tap) who sing well and can hold harmony. They weave throughout the show; “Reginald Strong:” mid 40s up; baritone; Captain of the S. S. American. Strong, authoritarian presence. Ability to move well is a plus; Purser: 30s up; tenor; a reliable, alert, and by-the-book administrator. Great comic timing and physical humor. He is in and out through the entire show keeps the action afloat; Luke/John: 20-30; any vocal range, two (2) recent Christian converts traveling onboard ship with a missionary. Asian actors preferred with good comic timing. They also sing and dance with the ensemble; Male/Female Ensemble: ages – various; various vocal ranges, six to eight (6-8) singing actors to play an assortment of roles (Rev. Dobson, Passengers, bartender, FBI agents, reporters, ship crew members, etc.). Must sing well. Movement/dance skills a plus. Seeking talent from Leonia NJ; New York NY. No advance preparation needed. For audition details, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company. Music and sides provided at audition. All auditioners will be asked to sing and dance. Wear comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear. We hold high production values, including professional orchestra, set design, etc.

'The RECOVERY MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 29 - RR Productions is casting The Recovery Musical, a musical parody of the classic musicals of the 50s and 60s, with a 12-Step Recovery theme. All of the iconic characters of those types of films will be reimagined comically as addicts, struggling with and overcoming their addictions. All roles will be played by adults, including children's roles. Gender-bending casting will be considered, so experienced drag performers who act also are encouraged to audition. All ethnicities wanted. Rehearsals dates TBD, beginning early May. Performance dates: May 31 & June 1 in NYC. Seeking—The Ingenue (Lead): Female, 20-30, Comic leading role. Young and full of pluck. Must be able to play innocent, as well as vampy. Great comic timing; The Leading Man (Lead): Male, 30-50, Comic straight man. All business but warm underneath. Minimal singing; The Children (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, Adults playing various ages from 7-16 & genders, Young, but already world-weary. In desperate need of rehabilitation. Comic; The Aunt (Supporting): Males & Females, 30+, Female or Drag performer. Strong and warm. Motherly, but no nonsense. Dramatic soprano or soul singer; The Mistress (Supporting): Males & Females, 25-45, Female or Drag Performer, Sophisticated, dry, witty, vain and hedonistic. Ultra-fabulous; 3 Supporting Roles (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, to play servants, police, etc. One must be a very attractive, well-built male; The Boyfriend (Supporting): Male, 21-36, The oldest daughter's love interest. Innocent and earnest. Plays multiple roles. Seeking talent from New York City NY. For audition info, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company. Submit headshot and resume. Audio and or video reel preferred.

EQUITY, 'LITTLE SHOP Of HORRORS' – MAY 29 - ACT of Connecticut is casting Equity actor-singers for Little Shop Of Horrors. Alan Menken, music; Howard Ashman, book-lyrics; Rehearsals begin Sep. 9; runs Oct. 5-Nov. 3 or 10 in Ridgefield CT. Pays $425/wk., plus health/pension. Equity SPT Tier 5 contract. Seeking—“Seymour:” Male, 20-39, an employee at Mushnik’s Flower Shop, Seymour Krelborn is the improbable hero of the story; introverted and insecure, he is naive and put-upon; in spite of his flaws, he’s a sweet, genuine and well-meaning little man; bari-tenor; “Audrey:” Female, 20-39, a sweet and vulnerable girl from the wrong side of the tracks; she is all heart beneath her peroxide blonde hair and pin-up girl outfits; soprano with strong rock mix/belt; “Mr. Mushnik:” Male, 50-69, owner of the failing Skid Row flower shop and Seymour’s nosey boss; often yells and complains in Yiddish; baritone; Voice of Audrey II: Male, 18+, offstage actor/vocalist with the funky rhythm and blues voice of a conniving street-smart villain; across between Wolfman Jack, Barry White & Levi Stubbs; baritone with extension; Crystal, Ronnette & Chiffon: Female, 20-39, any ethnicity other than Caucasian; street urchins and our musical guides through the evening, sometimes acting as a Greek Chorus, they know what’s coming; young, energetic and street smart with sharp sense of humor; must have strong Motown-style vocals and be adept with tight harmonies and choreography. Equity Principal Audition May 29 from 10AM-6PM (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., Studio 1212-Audition; Studio 1215-Holding, New York City NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a short song in the style of the show along with a second piece if asked to sing more. Bring a hard copy headshot/resume and your book of music.

'WEST SIDE STORY/SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - Short North Stage is casting singers and dancer-singers for West Side Story and Saturday Night Fever. Note: Not seeking Jet Girls or other roles at this time. Specifically seeking Latinx performers for Maria, Anita, Bernardo, and Shark Ensemble. Seeking Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever. West Side Story rehearsals begin Sep. 23; runs Oct. 17-Nov. 17. Saturday Night Fever rehearsals begin Nov. 10; runs Nov. 29- Dec. 29 in Columbus OH. Pays $360 min/wk. AEA SPT Tier 4 Agreement. Non-Union and Union Performers paid weekly salaries. Seeking—“Maria” (Lead): Female, 18-25; “Anita” (Lead): Female, 18-25; “Bernardo” (Lead): Male, 18+, “Riff” (Lead): Male, 18-25; Shark Dancers (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-25; “Tony” (Lead): Male, 18-25; Jet Boys (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18-25; “Tony Manero” (Lead): Male, 18-29, seeking an excellent singer-dancer. Seeking talent from Nationwide (United States). Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'The OLDENBURG SUITE' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - Feinberg and Rose is casting The Oldenburg Suite, a musical that will be produced as part of the concert series at New York Musical Festival 2019. Matthew Dylan Rose, composer; James Feinberg, book-lyrics; Synopsis: The Oldenburg Suite is a sung-through rock musical about twelve tumultuous years in the lives of sculptor Claes Oldenburg, his wife, artist and art historian Coosje van Bruggen, and Claes's brother Richard, Director of the Museum of Modern Art. A collage of seventies musical styles from funk to folk to disco, the Suite asks what it means to be an artist -- and how a creative mind burdened with the demands of business and family sometimes makes for a toxic cocktail. Rehearses in June and July, performs between July 8-Aug. 4 in NYC. Actors will be paid. Details are TBD. Seeking—“Claes Oldenburg” (Lead): Male, 20-45, Richard's brother, sculptor and leading light of Pop art. Always looking for a way to advance his art form at all costs; “Richard Oldenburg” (Lead): 18-35, Director of MoMA from 1972. Will do anything to keep his strike-rattled museum stable; “Coosje Van Bruggen” (Lead): Female, 18-30, Claes's wife from 1977. Art historian and later Claes's collaborator. Strong opinions and little diplomacy. Dutch (accent required); “Andy Warhol” (Lead): Male, 18-35, Our narrator. Glam rock alien obsessed by fame and wealth; “Blanchette Rockefeller” (Supporting): Female, 18-50, President of MoMA. Uber-wealthy (real-deal Rockefeller). Maternal, distantly imperious but non-confrontational; John Hightower/Javier Tusell (Supporting): Male, 18-34, Hightower: Director of MoMA 1969-72. Boy wonder administrator who means well but is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Mentor to Richard; Tusell:  Spanish politician (accent required). Ballsy, flamboyant figure and self-appointed hero; Alicia Legg/Hannah Wilke (Supporting): Female, 18-35, Alicia: Associate Curator of the Department of Paintings and Sculpture at MoMA. Innovative, knowing, sardonic. Richard's right-hand woman; Hannah:  Sculptor and photographer. Claes's mistress and later girlfriend, 1970-77. Totally comfortable in her own skin. Needs no one. Same actor plays Alicia Legg. Mezzo Soprano B3-G5; Susan Bertram/Patty Mucha (Supporting): Female, 18-33, Susan: MoMA staffer and head of PASTA, the MoMA staff union. Badass and dastardly; Patty:  Claes's wife 1965-70. Quiet and pragmatic; Superstar (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-30, Warhol's backup singer. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company. In your cover letter, note your availability, your experience, and your vocal range. We will be reviewing audition materials in the coming weeks and will reach out if interested in an in-person audition.

'The SIMON And GARFUNKEL STORY' – MAY 31 - Various Producers is seeking talent for The Simon and Garfunkel Story. Company states: "Now seen by over a 1/4 million people across the world, The Simon and Garfunkel Story is a critically acclaimed concert style theatre show about two young boys from Queens, New York who went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time. Using state of the art video projection, incredible lighting and a full live band ‘The Simon & Garfunkel Story’ is a moving and powerful concert featuring all the hits such as ‘Mrs. Robinson’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’, ‘Scarborough Fair’, ‘The Boxer’, ‘The Sound Of Silence’ and many more, this is a show not to be missed!" Rehearsals begin on or around July/August (based on talent availability); first performance will be on or around Sep. 23 in NYC. Pays $2000/week (pro-rated on partial weeks). Note: The cast gets paid half rate plus per diems for rehearsals, and then go to full weekly rate starting with the first performance. Seeking—“Paul Simon” (Lead): Male, 21-30, a singer-frontman with great guitar finger picking skills. Must have an excellent voice and not be above 5’11"; “Art Garfunkel” (Lead): Male, 21-30, male singer with a stunning breathy voice. Must have an excellent ear for harmony. Not below 5’10''. Open Casting Call May 31 from 10AM-6PM at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., Studio 1213 (check-in), New York City NY 10036). Attend open call or submit videos of singing and singing and guitar playing. Email Alison.Franck@gmail.com with photo, resume, and videos if you cannot attend the open calls. Choose one song to be prepared (callbacks all will be asked for). If auditioning for Paul: (with guitar) "Kathy’s Song," "The Sound Of Silence" (low harmony), "The Boxer," or rock n roll song of your choice. If auditioning for Art: "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "The Boxer," (high harmony), or "The Sound Of Silence"(high). Callbacks with team will be in NYC June 4 & 5; final callbacks held June 7.

'QUILT, A MUSICAL CELEBRATION' – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 1 - Producers are casting Quilt, A Musical Celebration, to be produced by a coalition of non-profit arts and advocacy groups presents as a benefit for Callen-Lorde Community Health Center and Frontline AIDS (formerly the International HIV/AIDS Alliance). Based on true stories, Quilt is a unique and affecting work that celebrates and remembers those who died from AIDS and pays reverence to the people who love them and carry on their legacies. This special presentation of Quilt pairs community arts organizations with professional and amateur artists from around the country and is a celebration of the people, the tears, the memories, the love, and even the laughter, that survived the deadliest plague in American History. Created in partnership among MJP Theatrical, The Greenwich Village Orchestra, Candid Theater Company, West Village Chorale, MTI, Judson Arts, Sanctuary Arts, World Pride NYC | Stonewall 50, The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, New York Theatre Workshop, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, and Frontline AIDS. Production states: "We offer a gender (and gender identity), race, age, and alternatively-abled open casting policy and encourage all to audition. See www.quiltmusical.org for more information." Rehearsals flexible from June 12-30; sitzprobe June 19; dress rehearsal June 20; performs June 21-23. Rehearsals in midtown and Greenwich Village. Performances in Greenwich Village, NYC. Two paid Equity Guest Artist contracts available for the roles of Karen & Wes. All other roles non-Equity. Meals provided as necessary. Seeking—“Karen” (Lead): 18+, singing role. An intelligent, hyper woman who is going to attend the quilting workshop. She fears going to the LGBT center as she is not gay, but realizes she needs to go; “Paul” (Supporting): 18+, singing role. Peter's brother. A photographer. He serves as a friend to people at the center and it has changed his life; Todd’s Mother (Supporting): 35+, singing role. The mother of Todd, who sews the quilt on the opposite end of Todd's lover. This moment brings them together; Todd’s Lover (Supporting): 18+, singing role. The lover of Todd. He sews one end of the quilt as Todd's mother sews the other; “Mr. D’Angelo” (Supporting): 35+, singing role. Thomas Patrick Anthony D'Angelo III's father. Lost his son to HIV stigma; “Mrs. D’Angelo” (Supporting): 18+, singing role. Thomas Patrick Anthony D'Angelo III's mother. Lost her son to HIV stigma; “Jane Woodward” (Supporting): 18+, singing role. A warm, larger-than-life nurse whose next-door neighbor, Danny, died from AIDS. She helps fulfill Daniel's wish of dying faster in the hospital by adjusting his morphine drip; “Katy” (Supporting): 5-18, singing role. A young girl who writes a letter about her favorite Uncle Billy. Her parents did not approve of her uncle's lifestyle, so Katy was only left to write letters to him; “Uncle Billy” (Supporting): 18+, singing role. An English teacher who used to write letters to his niece, Katy. His sister and brother-in-law did not approve of her uncle's lifestyle, so he was only left to write letters to her; “Roberta Andrews” (Supporting): 18+, singing and speaking role. A former actress who is now married to a state politician. She has AIDS because of a blood transfusion and passed it down to her child upon birth. The founder of the Coalition for Parents and Children with AIDS; “Charlie” (Supporting): 18+, singing role. A man who has denied his sexuality and bought into the conservative corporate world. Previously held a secret relationship with Michael. He eventually becomes a member of ACT-UP, a group fighting against discrimination; “Eddie” (Supporting): 18+, singing role. Reminisces about an old friend, Robert Santoro. Seeking talent from Queens NY. Video submissions must include 32-bars of a contemporary musical theater or pop song, and a 1-2 min. comedic or dramatic monologue. We offer a gender, race, age, and alternatively abled open casting policy and encourage all to audition. See www.quiltmusical.org for more information.

'BILLY ELLIOT The MUSICAL' – JUNE 2 & 3 – PHILADELPHIA - Narberth Community Theatre is casting all roles in Billy Elliot The Musical. Rehearsals will begin in August. Seeking—“Billy Elliot” (Lead): Male, 10-13. Vocal range bottom: E3. Vocal range top: C5. Boy soprano. A boy who stumbles upon a ballet class and develops a passion for dance. To him, dance is a way to feel whole and free himself from the problems of life. He finds himself stuck between appeasing family and chasing his newfound love; “Michael” (Supporting): Male, 9-13. Vocal range bottom: A-sharp3. Vocal range top: B4. Boy soprano. Billy's careless and fun-loving best friend. He lives in the realm of expressing oneself, going so far as to commonly dress in women's clothing; Ballet Girls (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 8-15. The rest of the girls in Billy’s ballet class. Fun-loving and excitable. All girls will sing and dance. A total of ten girls will be cast; “Mrs. Wilkinson” (Lead): Female, 35-50. Vocal range bottom: G-flat3. Vocal range top: B-flat5. Alto. The local ballet teacher who eventually becomes Billy's mentor. Hardened and mouthy, she actually has capacity for caring when she sees promise in Billy. Believes in the power of personal expression through dance; “Jackie Elliot” (Supporting): Male, vocal range bottom: A2. Vocal range top: E-flat4. Baritone. Billy's stoic father. A widowed miner struggling with maintaining a household in lieu of a work strike. He is still deeply scarred by the death of his wife. Billy's dancing initially sends him into a rage but he learns to support his son; Grandma (Supporting): Female, 60-75. Vocal range bottom: F-sharp3. Vocal range top: F-sharp4. Alto. Billy's eccentric grandmother. She is forgetful and a little aloof. Despite her inattention, she harbors a bitter resentment toward her dead abusive husband but has found solace through dance; “Tony Elliot” (Supporting): Male, 18-25. Vocal range bottom: D3. Vocal range top: F4. Baritone. Billy's brother. A lazy but passionate miner. Hotheaded and scrappy with seemingly no regard/respect for his father, although he shares his disapproval of dance; Mum (Supporting): Female, 30-40. Vocal range bottom: G3. Vocal range top: C5. Mezzo soprano. Mum died a couple of years earlier, leaving behind her two sons, Tony and Billy, and her husband, Jackie. Although she is no longer alive, she is still very much alive in Billy’s memory. Mum wrote Billy a letter to open when he turns 18, but he’s opened it and read it already. She encourages him to follow his dreams and his heart; “Mr. Braithwaite:” Male, 40s. Baritone. Mr. Braithwaite is the accompanist for Mrs. Wilkinson’s ballet class. He is reliable and dedicated to the ballet students, and clearly devoted to Mrs. Wilkinson. He is quiet and shy in his demeanor, often appearing in the background. However, as Mrs. Wilkinson encourages Billy to dance, Mr. Braithwaite reveals himself to be a talented dancer; Ensemble Men & Women (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+. Open Casting Calls June 2 & 3 in Philadelphia PA. For audition info, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

EQUITY, MAJESTIC THEATER – JUNE 3 & 4 – WEST SPRINGFIELD - Theater Project Inc. is casting Equity actors and singers for the 2019-2020 Season including: The Tuna Goddess (Jade Schuyler, writer. Rehearsals begin Aug. 19; runs Sep. 5-Oct. 13), Forever Plaid (Stuart Ross, writer; Rehearsals begin Sept. 30; runs Oct. 24-Dec. 8), Deathtrap (Ira Levin, writer. Rehearsals begin Dec. 15; runs Jan. 9-Feb. 16, 2020), The Pitch (Stan Freeman, writer. Rehearsals begin Feb. 10, 2020; runs Feb. 27-Apr. 5, 2020), and 9 To ” (Dolly Parton & Patricia Resnick, writers. Rehearsals begin Mar. 23, 2020; runs Apr. 16-May 31, 2020). Season runs in West Springfield MA. Pay TBD (last year's min: $479/wk.) Equity SPT 5 Agreement. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: Males & Females, 18+; for Forever Plaid – “Smudge:” Mid-20’s, Bass, he worries about everything; “Jinx:” Mid-20’s, Tenor, shy and generally terrified; “Sparky:” Mid-20’s, Tenor, the cut-up and joker; “Francis:” Mid-20’s, Baritone, leader of the group. Equity Principal Auditions AEA by appointment Jun 3 from 12NOON-8PM and Jun 4 from 12NOON-8PM (dinner 5pm-6pm both days) at Majestic Theater (131 Elm St., West Springfield MA 01089). Seeking talent from West Springfield MA. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Actors should prepare either a song or a monologue of their choice or, 32 bars of a song and a one-minute monologue. Those performers who intend to sing must bring sheet music. AEA audition appointments are scheduled in five-minute slots and may be made by calling 413/747-7797 during normal business hours. In the case of either call being lightly attended performers may be offered the opportunity to extend the duration of their appointment. Producing Artistic Director Danny Eaton will be present for all auditions as will a musical accompanist. Pursuant to the terms of a concession made to this employer's agreement, the employer has agreed that any Equity member who attends this call will have an opportunity to be seen.

'MATILDA The MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 10 - The Legacy Theatre is casting one male ensemble member for Matilda the Musical. Dennis Kelly, book; Tim Minchin, music-lyrics; Rehearsals begin June 13; runs July 5-Aug. 4 in Tyrone GA (just south of Atlanta airport). Pays $400/wk. Round-trip airfare or full travel reimbursement and free housing will be provided. Seeking—Male Ensemble Member (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18-30, strong singer-dancer. Character actor to play multiple roles. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Apply via backstage.com or contact the theatre. Make sure your video contains both singing and dancing reels.

EQUITY, ARC STAGES – JUNE 10 - Arc Stages is casting Equity actors for the 2019-2020 Season including: Hedwig (John Cameron Mitchell, playwright; Stephen Trask, music-lyrics; Rehearsals begin Sep. 9; runs Sep. 27-Oct. 13 or 20) and Animals (Rajiv Joseph, playwright. Rehearsals begin Jan. 13, 2020; runs Jan. 31-Feb. 16, 2020). Season runs in Pleasantville, NY. Pays $300/wk (Cat. 2; Animals Out of Paper) and $344/wk (Cat. 3; Hedwig and the Angry Inch.) Equity SPT 2 and 3 Agreements. Seeking—Equity Actors: Males & Females, 18+; for “Hedwig” - Hedwig: Male. Late 20s – 50s. East German rock singer and front woman of The Angry Inch. Formerly Hansel, a slip of a girly boy who grew up in communist East Berlin, fell in love with an American GI - became Hedwig and underwent a botched sex change operation in order to marry and move to the states. Glamorous, charismatic and always commanding even when at her most bitchy or vulnerable. Has had high highs and low lows. Very strong rock tenor (high to B4). Must have a convincing East German accent. Actor must be able to dexterously shift from persona to persona (Hedwig’s mother, husband, rock icon ex-lover, Tommy Gnosis). Actor should have terrific physical stamina; “Yitzhak:” Female. Late 20's – 40. Hedwig's Croatian male husband and roadie/back-up singer. He is Hedwig’s vocal sparring partner- theirs is an emotional and at times abusive relationship. The actress playing Yitzhak should be believable as a butch male but one that chafes at the bonds of traditional masculinity and longs to explore his feminine, creative side. Very strong singer with rock and roll vibe. Wide vocal range a must (High belt to a G). Must have a convincing Balkan Accent. Actress should be able play basic percussion instruments - tambourine; maracas. We are looking for all races and ethnicities. Equity Principal Audition Jun 10 from 10AM-6PM (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 16th floor, New York City NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief contemporary monologue or a brief rock song, or a one-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song if wish to be considered for both productions. Total audition time should not exceed two minutes. Bring picture and resume.

'CHESS, The MUSICAL' – JUNE 12 & 13 – CRANFORD - CDC Theatre is seeking talent for a production of Chess, a rock opera with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus of ABBA fame. The musical dates back to a 1984 concept album, with staged productions in London in 1986 and New York in 1988. Company states: "We are producing the London stage version of Chess, with the addition of 'Somebody Else’s Story' from the New York/Broadway production." For more information, visit www.cdctheatre.org. Rehearses July 16-Aug. 1 (Sun., 6pm-10pm; Tues. & Thurs., 7:30pm-10pm) and Aug. 4-Sep. 20 (Sundays TBD; Tues., Weds., and Thurs., 7:30pm-10pm); tech week will run Sep. 22-26; performs Sept. 27-28, and Oct. 4, 5, 11, and 12 (8pm) and Oct. 6 (2pm) at the CDC Theatre in Cranford NJ. Seeking—Various Lead/Supporting/Ensemble Roles: Males & Females, 18-60. Open Casting Calls Jun 12 from 7PM-10PM and Jun 13 from 7PM-10PM at CDC Theatre (78 Winans Avenue, Cranford NJ 07016). Seeking talent from Cranford, NJ. Prepare a 32-bar cut of a song in the style of the show. Callbacks June 15 by invitation. Callback materials will be provided. There will be a dance callback; be sure to dress accordingly.

'MAMMA MIA' – JUNE 15 – CONROE - The Players Theatre Company is casting all roles in Mamma Mia. Rehearsals TBD and performs Sept. 6-22 at The Owen Theatre in Conroe TX. No pay. Seeking—“Sophie Sheridan” (Lead): Female, 18-35, She is 20 years old, and about to be married; “Donna Sheridan” (Lead): Female, 35-65, Sophie's mother. A 70s girl and single mom. Former lead singer of "The Dynamos." Owns the Taverna; “Tanya” (Supporting): Female, 35-65, Donna's friend and former "Dynamo" singer; “Rosie” (Supporting): Female, 35-65, Donna's friend and former "Dynamo" singer; “Sam Carmichael” (Supporting): Male, 35-65, May be Sophie's father; “Harry Bright” (Supporting): Male, 35-65, May be Sophie's father; “Bill Austin” (Supporting): Male, 35-65, May be Sophie's father; “Sky” (Supporting): Male, 18-35, Sophie's fiancé; “Ali:” Female, 18-35, Sophie's friend; “Lisa:” Female, 18-35, Sophie's friend; “Pepper:” Male, 18-35, Barman at Taverna; “Eddie:” Male, 18-35, Helps Sky with Water-Sports; “Father Alexandrios:” Male, 18+, The Local Priest; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): 5 Males/6 Females, 18+, Strong dancers who sing to portray Islanders and Wedding Guests. Auditions by appointment June 15 at Owen Theatre (225 Metcalf St., Conroe TX 77301). Seeking talent from Conroe, Houston, The Woodlands TX. To sign up for auditions, visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0548AEA822A2FD0-auditions Everyone will be asked to attend a dance call. Callbacks June 18 if needed. Bring a headshot and resume to auditions, if you have one. Bring a recorded track or sheet music. No A Capella please. Bring clothes to dance in. Auditions will consist of 32 bars of a song in the style of ABBA. Do not use a song from the show. Everyone will need to attend a dance call. Sign up for both a vocal audition time slot and a dance call time.

EQUITY, 'WEST SIDE STORY' – JUNE 17 - North Carolina Theatre is casting Equity actors, singers and dancers for West Side Story. Leonard Bernstein, music; Stephen Sondheim, lyrics; Arthur Laurents, book; Rehearsals begin Sep. 30 at NC Theatre Studios and Raleigh Memorial Auditorium; runs Oct. 15-20 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh NC. Pays $784/wk. Equity LOA Contract. Seeking—“Tony:” Male, 18-29, leader of the Jets gang. Restless, impulsive, poetic; tenor; principal; “Maria:” Female, 18-29, Bernardo's sister. Willful, romantic, sensitive; soprano; principal. This role is Latina. (Role on offer); “Anita:” Female, 20-35, Bernardo's girlfriend. Confident and out-spoken with a zeal for life. Excellent dancer-singer; belt mezzo; principal. This role is Latina; “Bernardo:” Male, 18-35, leader of the Sharks gang. Proud, protective and quick tempered. Strong dancer-singer; baritone; principal. This role is Latino; “Riff:” Male, 18-29, athletic, muscular, can be a bully. Member of the Jets gang. Strong dancer-singer; bari-tenor, baritone; principal; “Action:” Male, 18-29, member of the Jets gang. Always ready for a fight. Short tempered. Loose cannon. Strong dancer-singer; tenor; principal. Equity Principal Audition Jun 17 from 10AM-6PM (lunch 1pm-2pm) at The Growing Studio (344 W 38th St., 4th fl., New York City NY 10018). Seeking talent from New York City NY. EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief contemporary musical theater song from the show or in the style of the show. Bring sheet music, in the correct key, as an accompanist will be provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together and your Equity card. North Carolina Theatre encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition. 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, 'WEST SIDE STORY' – JUNE 18 & 19 - North Carolina Theatre is seeking Equity dancers and singers for the ensemble in West Side Story. Leonard Bernstein, music; Stephen Sondheim, lyrics; Arthur Laurents, book; Rehearsals begin Sep. 30 at NC Theatre Studios and Raleigh Memorial Auditorium; runs Oct. 15-20 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh NC. Pays $784/wk. Equity LOA Contract. Seeking—Sharks Women: Female, 18-29, excellent female dancer-singers to play the girlfriends of the Sharks gang. These roles are Latinix; Jets Woman: Female, 18-29, excellent female dancer-singers to play the girlfriends of the Jets guys; Jets Men: Male, 18-29, excellent male dancer-singers to play the other members of the Jets gang; Sharks Men: Male, 18+, excellent male dancer-singers to play the other members of the Sharks gang. These roles are Latinx. Equity Chorus Calls Jun 18 at 9:30AM for Equity female singers & 2PM for Equity male singers and Jun 19 at 9:30AM for Equity female dancers who sing & 2PM for Equity male dancers who sing at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W 46th St., 16th fl., New York City NY 10036). Seeking talent from New York City NY. ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Note: No non-Equity will be seen at these ECCs. Singers: Prepare 16 to 32 bars of a song from the show or in the style of the show. Bring sheet music, in the correct key, as an accompanist will be provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Dancers: Come ready to dance in dance attire with dance sneakers and character shoes. Prepare 16 to 32 bars of a song from the show or in the style of the show in case asked to sing. Bring sheet music, in the correct key, as an accompanist will be provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. North Carolina Theatre encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition. 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.

'LEGALLY BLONDE' – NOTICE EXPIRES JULY 26 - West Hartford Summer Arts Festival is casting Legally Blonde, a stage musical. Project description: "Harvard's beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat story of self-discovery." Performances July 27-Aug 3, 2019, in Hartford CT. No pay. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, Open to students entering 9th grade in the fall through age 23. Seeking talent from West Hartford CT. Apply via backstage.com or contact the festival.

 

 

 

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SPECTATORIUM 'SPRING SAMPLER' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 3 - Spectatorium is seeking talent for the Spectatorium Spring Sampler, produced by Spectatorium Performing Arts, a member-supported collaborative company dedicated to developing new and original musicals, plays, dance and other events. The Spring Sampler, is an intermission-less, 90-minute program of songs, dances, monologues, short scenes, etc. Specifically seeking: 8 dancers (4 women, 4 men) at least two of each gender should sing; 8 actor-singers (4 women, 4 men) who don't have to dance; and 4-8 actors (4 women, 4 men), non-singing. The Spring Sampler will be performed twice for an invited industry audience (producers, agents, directors, choreographers, etc.), as well as the general public, and each will be followed by an informal wine-and-cheese receptions at a midtown Manhattan location. Company states: "This is a non-paying gig and members are expected to support our activities, but will be featured in at least one show per year, participate in workshops of new shows, and be admitted to regularly scheduled classes in acting, dance, voice, etc. "The artistic/teaching staff collectively have more than 170 years in show business on multiple productions in various capacities and are well-connected throughout the industry." Performs May 20 (2pm & 7pm) in midtown Manhattan, NYC. Dues: $10/monthly, $49.50/six months, or $89/year. Headshots and resumes will be collected for this and future productions. Seeking—Ensemble: 18+, 8 dancers (4 women, 4 men) at least two of each gender should sing. 8 actor-singers (4 women, 4 men) don't have to dance. 4 to 8 actors (4 women, 4 men) non-singing. Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. Dancers: Bring character/jazz shoes and ballet slippers. Dancers who sing will be called back immediately after they dance. Bring two complete, contrasting 32 bar songs from the standard Broadway repertoire: Sondheim, Rodgers, Porter, Bernstein, Yeston, etc. Singing actors: Bring two complete, contrasting 32 bar songs from the standard Broadway repertoire: Sondheim, Rodgers, Porter, Bernstein, Yeston, etc. Singers will be heard/seen at 5-minute intervals. Apply via backstage.com or contact Spectatorium.

 

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

 

 

 

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'ATLANTIC CITY's GOT TALENT,' SEASON 1 - WEEK OF JULY 4 - Cooper Jordan Entertainment is seeking talent for Atlantic City's Got Talent, season one from the producers of the hit Times Square show New York's Got Talent. Producer states: "The Top 15 best acts will be selected to perform in one of two preliminary shows with a live audience at the Boardwalk Showroom in Atlantic City with three Broadway/off-Broadway, music, or New York dance producers as judges. All performances will be held at Boardwalk Showroom Atlantic City inside The Claridge Hotel (next to Ballys). Three acts from each night of the competition will move forward to the Season 1 Finale Saturday, Aug. 24 in Atlantic City. From Atlantic City audience vote, the Finale will crown one winner who will receive the Golden Ticket fast passing them to the TOP 5 of New York's Got Talent Season 7. The winner of New York's Got Talent receives a $1000 cash prize and a fully sponsored night of their own show in Times Square - with the possibility of a picked-up run." Contestant performances are currently scheduled to be held July 5 and Aug. 5 with the finale scheduled for Aug. 24. The NYGT Season 7 Finale is currently scheduled for Aug. 27 on 42nd Street in NYC. Acts for ACGT only attend one of the two preliminary night, in July or August, assigned based on their availability, with the ability to move on to the Finale for late August. Winner of New York's Got Talent Season 7 receives a cash prize of $1000 and a fully sponsored public/industry-invited one-night of his or her own show on 42nd Street. Seeking—Talent Act: 18+, all types of acts, including, but not limited to, singers, dancers, magicians, jugglers, pet-training tricks, burlesque, bands, guitarists, drummers, comedians, weird acts of all kinds, ventriloquists, drag queens, lip-synching acts, sideshow, cirque, tappers, tumblers, gymnasts, balance acts, impersonators, a cappella groups, and any other alternative performance art. Seeking talent from New York, Brooklyn, Queens County, Staten Island, Bronx, Queens NY; Atlantic City, Trenton, Toms River, Vineland NJ; Philadelphia PA; Cherry Hill, Ocean City, Newark, Edison, Hammonton NJ; Baltimore MD; Wilmington DE; Allentown, Bethlehem PA; Washington DC; Bethesda, North Bethesda MD. Auditions preferred by video submission. Additional auditions may be held by appointment only the week of July 4. For an in-person audition appointment, submit your talent (i.e., singer, comic, musician, magician, etc.) and a brief description of where you want to be as a performance artist to nygottalent@gmail.com with "Submission for ACGT Season 1" in the subject line. Also accepting submissions for future seasons of NYGT.

 

'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:

UNTITLED NEW MUSICAL DEMOS/READING – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 12 - Miriam Pultro, music/lyrics is casting the male lead for untitled new musical WIP. Two studio demos are being recorded in May 2019; offer will be to stay on with the production as it develops, with paid work down the road. Flexible schedule, minimal time commitment upfront. The musical is almost entirely sung-through and incorporates Renaissance/choral/Celtic music as well as indie pop. Production states: "I am more than happy to privately shoot more info about the musical/demos/materials to anyone who asks but playing it close to the chest publicly. Check out my website for more about me/other music I’ve written." Rehearses and records two songs in May in NYC. Further performances opportunities throughout the year. Upcoming staged reading, paid. Demos unpaid; paid staged reading later in 2019. Seeking—“Tristan” (Lead): Male, 21-30, non-white male, tenor range, needs a strong G4, riffs/falsetto a bonus but not necessary. Must be able to sight-read at least a little. Boyish, buoyant energy, think Tom Holland/Anthony Ramos. 21+ only to play 18-25. Seeking talent from New York NY. Visit miriampultro.com for more info and past works.

 

VOICEOVER For APP – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 15 - Freehand Productions is currently auditioning for the use of various voices in an upcoming web app development. Applicants will be considered for voiceover work on undisclosed project for a company creating a new service app. Cast will be selected in late May 2019. Recording will begin in Mid-June and carry through to August. Pay will then be negotiated on a contract basis depending on the future of the app. Travel & holding provided. Seeking—Narrator (Lead): Males & Females, 13-50, Must have a neutral North American accent. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). For audition info, visit backstage.com or contact the production company.

 

A CLASS ACT NY 12-WEEK DROP-IN: VOICE-OVER CLASS – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 17 - A Class Act NY is seeking participants for a 12-week voiceover class. Participants are able to sign up for one class or multiple classes. Class is instructed by Morgan Weed (Axe commercials, "The Greatest Showman"). Artistic Director states: "Voice-over acting is unlike any other type of acting. It requires an actor to make specific and original acting choices that are outside of the box. Moreover, you will be working in an exciting professional recording booth. The teacher will touch upon proper mic technique and things to consider when working in a confined space. "Focus of class: learn how to create animated characters for cartoons and feature films; work on naturalistic reads for commercials and radio spots; explore audio books, video games, and more in this cold read class. Final Showcase: Perform for loved ones and two top actively scouting voiceover talent agents." Classes run Saturdays, Jan. 26; Feb. 2, 9; Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Apr. 6, 13; May 4, 11, 18 from 11am-1pm at Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave., 10th fl. in the VO booth. Cost: $89 per class or $895 for all 13. Seeking—Student: 10-19. Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. Class size is capped. You must register in advance. You can register online as late as the morning of the class as long as there is room. Apply via backstage.com or contact A Class Act.

 

'LOVE STORY Of An OLD MAN' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 20 - Khan International, Inc. is casting Love Story Of An Old Man. Synopsis: This is a love story of Bob, a rich old man, who is a painter. His wife is in a mental hospital, his older son is in prison, and his younger son is trying to kill him. He recently had heart attack and heart surgery. He is very weak and can't walk properly. Now doctors tell him that he has cancer. Should he submit or rage? How he copes with the injustice of these disturbing realities and love. Ruby, a beautiful dancer who entertains him, in now his nurse/bodyguard. Rosie loves him and protects him and how his son tries to kill him is the substance and suspense of this story. The moral of this story is that it is love that makes life worth living. Shoots May 15-June 15 in NYC and NJ. Pays $200 per shoot day and $50 for rehearsal days. Seeking—“Bob” (Lead): Male, 50-60, it is a love story of bob, a rich old man who loves Ruby, a beautiful dancer who entertains him; his nurse/bodyguard also loves him and protects him; eventually he marries Rosie but continues to love Ruby; “Ruby” (Lead): Female, 25-30, a beautiful singer and belly dancer; she loves Bob; she is a very caring and compassionate person; when Bob goes for chemo, she holds his hands; she is the lover of Bob; “Rosie” (Lead): Female, 25-30, the nurse/bodyguard of Bob; when Bob is attacked by his son, she puts her body in front of him and saves his life; Bob's psycho wife comes in for revenge and injures her; in the end she marries Bob; “Pat” (Supporting): Female, 45-50, the wife of Bob; she has mental problems and has been in a mental hospital for several years; she runs away from the hospital and comes to kill Rosie, the girlfriend of Bob; she injures her; during the struggle police kill her; “Danny” (Supporting): Male, 18-20, the younger son of Bob; he wants to kill Bob so he can grab his estate; he makes two attempts to kill Bob and fails; police arrest him for attempting to kill Bob; “Kathie” (Supporting): Female, 25-30, the girlfriend of Danny; she is a young beautiful girl; she is helping Danny to kill his father and get his estate so that she can go to Paris and see the Mona Lisa and enjoy life; she also tries to kill Bob but fails; in the end she is arrested by police for attempting to kill Bob. During audition for Ruby, prepare to perform belly dance. For audition info, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'The ART and BUSINESS of VOICEOVERS' with VOICEOVER VETERAN AMY MARCS – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 22 - Amy Marcs Studio is seeking participants for The Art and Business of Voiceovers, with voiceover veteran Amy Marcs. Coordinator states: "Have you ever wanted to explore the voiceover industry? Want to find out if it could be for you? Now is your chance. In this unique four-week class, you will: learn the ins and the outs of the voiceover industry from a 20-year voiceover veteran; be coached one-on-one and as a group in a supportive and nurturing environment designed to help every student explore if voiceover work could be for them; and gain confidence in the recording booth as you practice and learn from copy from real radio and television commercials. "Amy’s unique approach to learning is easy, fun, and insightful. Her method has been developed through over two decades of professional experience in the industry. In addition to being a working voiceover artist herself, she previously worked for ten years as a casting director, and is a beloved acting teacher. She makes sure that every student walks away from her classes with a solid foundation on which to build a successful voiceover career. Your recordings will be sent to you in MP3 format at the end of each session. Enrollment is limited to ten students and will be taken on a first come, first served basis. We keep the class size small so you will receive lots of individual attention. "Amy Marcs is an actress, writer, and voiceover talent signed with the Buchwald Agency in NYC and with William Morris Endeavor in Los Angeles. Her voice has been heard on numerous national network television, radio, and political campaigns. You can read more about Amy in her bio below." Class runs May 1, 8, 15, and 22 (Wednesday evenings, 7pm-9pm; four classes total) at a studio in Chelsea NYC. Cost: $395. Payment for the class is required to attend. A $100 advance deposit will be needed to reserve your place. Seeking—Voiceover Class Attendee: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. To sign up, email amymarcs11@gmail.com directly or call 917/406-7705.

'TELL TALE HEART' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 30 - New York University is casting voice actors to play the Caretaker and Old Man characters in an NYU student audio-only adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's Tell Tale Heart. Rehearses and records in April in Greenwich Village, NYC. Seeking—“Poe” (Supporting): Male, 18+, the old man character in Edgar Allan Poe's classic short story "Tell Tale Heart." The project is audio only, so an audio reel included is preferred. Actor does not necessarily need to be old but should be able to produce an old-sounding voice; “Allan” (Lead): Male, 18+, the lead role of the caretaker, "Allan" in our adaptation of Tell Tale Heart. This is a sound-only production so please attach an audio reel if you have one! Allan is slightly mad and often hears voices in his head, so if you can alter your voice slightly but have it still sound like the same character that would be ideal. For audition info, visit backstage.com or contact the university.

'CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Of The CANINE' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 30 - NYU is casting voice actors to play two dogs in Close Encounters Of The Canine, a VR Alien Abduction Experience. Records May TBD in NYC. Travel and copy provided. Seeking—Dog (Lead): 18+, an alien dog who is testing the main character to determine whether to blow up the Earth or not; while it isn't revealed until the end that you are a dog it should come across in your acting; looking for someone willing to develop a unique character. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact NYU. If you have an audio reel or can record an improv with your "dog" character, attach it.

'FARO DOCUMENT' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - B12 Production is casting voiceover for Faro Document, a short film. Synopsis: This film is a documentary about the people of Fårö, a small Swedish island comprising mainly fishermen and farmers. Their population is steadily declining with each generation. Records late May in Manhattan. Pays $100/hr. Seeking—Male Narrator (Lead): 18+, voiceover/narrator. Looking for a deeper male voice, baritone or bass, with gravitas. For audition info, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'WHAT IF BLACK BOYS WERE BUTTERFLIES' – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 21 - DaeQuan Collier, dir.-writer, is casting What If Black Boys Were Butterflies, a non-linear experimental film. Synopsis: This film begins as we hear an off-screen conversation between two black men. As this conversation continues, we see vérité footage of black boys in various settings and spaces, displaying what black boyhood is and what it ultimately could be. Shoots in June in NYC. Copy for reel will be provided. Seeking—Voiceover Man 1 (Lead): 18-40, conversation between two black men. These men ideally sound really gritty and authentic to life; Voiceover Man 2 (Supporting): 18-40, conversation between two black men. These men ideally sound really gritty and authentic to life. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com.

 

 

 

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: Jan. 3, 10, 17 & 24 at 7:30pm at Pistones (6320 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church VA, 703/533 1885)

Jan. 4 & 25 – Elks Lodge (8421 Arlington Blvd Fairfax VA, 703/560-2188)

Jan. 6, 9, 12, 20 & 23 - Normandie Farm

Jan. 11 – Café Montmartre (1625 Washington Plaza N, Reston VA, 240/423 9079)

Jan. 19 – Pistones - 10th Anniversary Gig (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.

 

LTM, LAMPIASI TALENT MANAGEMENT NYC – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - LTM is seeking fresh faces and exceptional talent for representation in all areas. Company states: LTM is a boutique management company representing children through adults nationwide in theatre/film/tv/commercial/print. We will consider talent nationwide for representation for theatre, film and TV only. For commercial/print representation you must be within driving distance of NYC." Current clients have been seen on Broadway/Tours of "Harry Potter & The Cursed Child", "Les Miserables", "A Bronx Tale", "Matilda", "Kinky Boots", "The Sound Of Music", "Fun Home", "A Christmas Story", in the recent Jennifer Lopez film "Second Act", on TV in "Orange Is The New Black", "Blue Bloods", "Law & Order: SVU", "Chicago Fire", "Happy" and more. Initial audition screening will be done by an online submission. Pay dependent on future contracts. Seeking—Actors (Lead): Males & Females, Kids & Adults, actors interested in film/TV/theatre and commercials. We are willing to consider exceptionally talented newcomers from across the U.S. for film/TV/theatre. We have had success with our clients booking major projects while not living in NY or LA, and we work very closely with out of town families to help them become competitive while not living in major markets. Commercial representation is focused on NY, LA, Chicago & Atlanta; Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18+, exceptional vocalists for theatre (Broadway, Off Broadway, Regional & Tours). We are especially interested in: singers who are also strong dancers; singers who are willing to do cruises; singers who are 18+ to play younger; singers who are also instrumentalists; amazing performers; Singers (Lead): 4-17, Looking for young performers interested in film/TV/theatre and commercials. We are willing to consider exceptionally talented newcomers from across the US for film/TV/theatre. We have had success with our clients booking major projects while not living in NY or LA, and we work very closely with out of town families to help them become competitive while not living in major markets. Commercial representation is focused on NY, LA, Chicago & Atlanta. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Note: After you submit on Backstage, you must also submit your information using the link below. That is the only place that we will be reviewing the complete submissions: https://form.jotform.com/karenlampiasi/LTM2019Submission

 

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:

'HAMLET' In ELSINOR – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 10 - Oxford Shakespeare Company is seeking participants from across the U.S., UK, and E.U. for a nine-day intensive workshop of training, masterclass, and performance of Hamlet at the castle at Elsinor, Denmark. Artistic director states: "This will be RSC and RADA-based work. Former instructor and director from RADA and the Globe scheduled to hold masterclass. Professionals and drama students. US, UK, and EU cast." Rehearses 25-30 June 2019; performs July 1 or 2 in Elsinor, Denmark. Actors pay for the training, masterclass, and travel. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent Worldwide. Submit a link to your video audition. For more info, visit oxfordshakespeare.org.

 

RESTORATIVE ENSEMBLE PLAYGROUND – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 10 - Eleanora Hyde, instructor, is seeking participants for a new workshop. Company states: "This is not an acting class. This is a guided/structured exploration for falling back in love with yourself as a creative artist through various techniques of movement, energy work, ensemble sharing, and imagination. In this playground, we will work with ease and beauty towards our ideal artistic expression. All participants will be working throughout the 2-hour class and although we will not be doing any 'performing,' having some text memorized is encouraged as we will be working with voice. More information will be emailed before the start of class." Workshop runs Mondays (1pm-3pm) at A.R.T./ New York 's South Oxford Space in Brooklyn NY. If there is enough interest in expanding class dates/times, this may be possible. Class costs $15/participant to cover the cost of space. Space is limited and first-come first-serve, so once you are accepted be sure to email to reserve your spot for each week. Seeking—Ensemble Artists (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, humans who want to feel alive and present in a supportive ensemble of artists while exploring a creative process together. Must be open to new techniques and developing a sense of collaborative community. Seeking talent from New York NY. To be considered, include a note about why you are interested in taking classes with Restorative Ensemble Playground. Instructor states: "Eleanora Hyde is a Brooklyn-based actress with a BFA Acting degree from Emerson College. She has continued her education in a variety of acting methods and believes in a holistic path having completed yoga teacher training in India. Her teachings will include approaches from Chekhov, Meisner, Alexander Technique, Viewpoints, and Yoga. We will also invite guest teachers to lead different exercises on occasion." Apply via backstage.com or contact the instructor.

 

UNIQUE ACTING COURSE In TUSCANY, ITALY – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 11 - Classica Viva Academy is seeking participants for a unique acting course in Tuscany, Italy. Synopsis: During the ten day course you will participate in a unique program designed for actors and other theatre performers who want to further explore the connection between music and performance, and who are interested in collaborating with classical musicians in order to explore a more personal, deeper and more truthful connection between spoken word, movement and music. We offer a great opportunity to investigate the musicality of the text just as well as the hidden narratives of a musical piece and examine how the two art forms can melt into one fascinating theatrical expression on stage. The course will take place in the picturesque Tuscany, Italy where the famous Villa Rospigliosi will give home to the classes. All courses will be held in English. Class runs June 19-29 in Tuscany, Italy. Acting course fees: Course only: 600 EURO (approx. 675 USD). Course + Accommodation: 1250 EURO (approx. 1410 USD). Accommodation includes staying at a villa with a private swimming pool and meal two times a day. These fees do not include transportation to and from Tuscany. Seeking—Course Participants: Males & Females, 18+, performers who would like to further their knowledge and are interested in multidisciplinary work that explore the artistic dialogue between spoken word, movement and classical music. Seeking talent Worldwide. You can apply online by filling out the form here: http://www.classicavivaacademy.com/applicationtheatre. Classes will include: Text analysis and monologue work: You'll discover the hidden meanings of your text, investigate the writer's intentions, the context and subtext of the material. Through the different techniques and text analysis, you will strengthen/deepen your understanding of the text and will have a fully developed monologue by the end of the course. Character building and development: You will explore different methods and approaches of character work which includes making the right acting choices, investigate the physicality and the dynamics of the 'performing body', exploring the ways how to express and manifest subtext on stage. You will find the appropriate stage presence and charisma on stage. Physicality and movement: Through various physical exercises you will develop an openness and sensitivity to respond to your inner impulses and transform them into your chosen material. The profound training combined with awareness for the images you create throughout movement, rhythm and relations within the ensemble will help to articulate and express your thoughts and emotions. Masterclass with Chulpan Khamatova: You will profit from intensive group classes with famous actress who will give her tips and work with you on details of your artistic image, plasticity and stage presence. For more information go to: http://www.classicavivaacademy.com.

 

KIDS, AUDITION TECHNIQUE and HEADSHOT WORKSHOP – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 15 - Starbound Workshop is seeking participants (ages 6-12) for an audition technique and headshot workshop. Top NYC Manager and excellent headshot photographer will be present. There may be two sessions, grouped by age. Company states: "Learn from industry professionals, bringing workshops to you locally. Audition Technique session: Work on audition technique with a top scouting talent manager. This class is for singers. (Future workshops will be announced.) Perform for a talent manager who will offer feedback and coaching on your presentation, interpretation, and audition technique. Singers must bring in a 16-bar audition cut with sheet music. Accompanist will be provided. At the end of the audition session, we will have a Q & A with three industry theatre performers who have been auditioning for years and can answer most of your questions and give you some pointers. Each of these girls have either auditioned for Broadway, performed in Off-Broadway productions, and/or have participated in the Papermill Conservatory and/or Papermill All Star Children’s Theatre on Tour. Parents will be able to participate in the Q & A. Headshots Session: Get your headshots taken and delivered to you via email. You will receive via email 5-6 shots marked "Proof" across the chest. You will pick 2 of the shots and then the photographer with crop and do 1 brightness touch up and email the final 2- 8x10 pictures via email. Printing, additional touch ups, etc. are not included; all touch ups and any professional printing is not included. Attire: Look as natural as possible, natural make-up. Wear a solid color t-shirt (no logos or pictures on shirt) or a ribbed tank top. Bring a jean jacket, sweater, blazer, etc. You can take one pose with just a plain shirt and second pose with a sweater or jacket over the t-shirt or tank top. Pictures are usually from shoulder up." Workshop June 9 from 10am-2pm at Ady Dance School (30-34 Okner Parkway, Suite 2A in Livingston NJ). A participation fee of $295 is required includes headshots. Participants must bring their own lunch. Seeking—Students: Males & Females, 6-12. Seeking talent from Livingston NJ. Apply via backstage.com or contact Starbound Workshop.

 

MASTER TEACHER WORHSHOPS, SUMMER STUDY ABROAD In LONDON – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 15 - Actors Movement Studio/Rose Bruford Study Abroad is seeking students for Master Teacher Workshops, a summer study abroad program in London. Runs July 1-30 in London. Participation fee required. Seeking—Workshop Student: 18-80. Summer Study Abroad Master Teachers one Week Workshops London
MASTER TEACHER WORKSHOPS July 2019:

• The Six Viewpoints: Mary Overlie & Wendell Beavers
• Michael Chekhov Technique: Lisa Dalton & Janice Orlandi
• Strasberg The Method: Lola Cohen
• Audition and Monologues Technique: Karen Kohlhaas
• Fitzmaurice Voice Work: Catherine Fitzmaurice
• Demidov Acting Technique – Andrei Malaev- Babel
• Shakespeare Text –Andrew Wade. The Summer Master Class Teachers will include a host of important innovators who have developed their own pedagogy and training techniques, including: Master Teachers Mary Overlie and Wendell Beavers: Viewpoints a practice and Viewpoints Advanced practice and composition Mary and Wendell developed at NYU TISCH Experimental Theatre Wing. And has become an important part of Theatre Arts training globally. They are coming together after 30 more years to teach. Two workshops Beginner and Advanced at Rose Bruford Summer Master Class Program. Attracting International Acting students, Theatre Professionals. Teachers and Scholars; Mary Overlie: Originator of the Six Viewpoints will present a six-day workshop into the deconstruction of the structural languages of theatre, pushing the performer to practice performance in a horizontal, non- hierarchical structure that constitutes the Six Viewpoints training, Overlie’s great contribution to performance training has been Viewpoints being adopted as a leading approach to performance training internationally; Wendell Beavers: a choreographer, director, performer, and educator; instrumental in the founding and development of seminal programs that have researched and disseminated The Six Viewpoints work, somatic movement techniques, and diverse approaches to creating performance. He founded Naropa University's MFA Theatre: Contemporary Performance Program and was a founding faculty member and Director of The Experimental Theatre Wing (ETW) at NYU, The Naropa program joined The Six Viewpoints to meditation practices and contemplative education. At ETW he collaborated with Mary Overlie in applying the Viewpoints, Co-founder of Movement Research Inc. in New York; Catherine Fitzmaurice: Master Teacher creator of the Fitzmaurice Voice Work, Catherine invented the popular “Fitzmaurice Voice Work Technique” She has been training to teachers internationally over the last 30 years to brining Fitzmaurice voice work to Theatre Programs Globally; Lola Cohen: Master Teacher of The Method, Lee Strasberg’s Technique Lola was one of Lee Strasberg’s Assistants she wrote two books on the Method. Lee Strasberg was a dominant influence on American acting in all three mediums: theater, film and television. He translated his ideas into a concrete discipline known as The Method to develop an actor’s full potential The Lee Strasberg Notes, was edited by Lola Cohen in close cooperation with the Strasberg Institute and Strasberg family; Andrei Maleve Babel: Curator and Artistic Director of the Demidov School Laboratory, Moscow, and the founding master-teacher of the Demidov Summer School, Russia.His reputation as one of the leading experts on Russian theater and acting techniques. His groundbreaking volumes on Yevgeny Vakhtangov’s heritage, The Vakhtangov Sourcebook and Yevgeny Vakhtangov: A Critical Portrait, has co-edited and co-translated an English-language collection of Nikolai Demidov’s theatrical heritage, Becoming an Actor-Creator Routledge 2016. He most recently published Inside the Theatre School of Nicholai Demidov (Russian University of Theatre Arts Press Moscow; Karen Kohlhaas: Atlantic Theater Company founding member, director and senior teacher, has been developing and teaching an integrated approach to audition monologues since 1993, described in her books The Monologue Audition: A Practical Guide for Actors; How to Choose a Monologue for Any Audition, and The Monologue Audition Teacher’s Manual used at training institutions around the US and internationally; Andrew Wade Former Head of Voice at the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1990 - 2003. He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1987 as Assistant Voice Director to Cicely Berry. He is Director of Voice and Speech at the Public Theater, where he has worked on many productions at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park and at their home theatres in Astor Place. Andrew has worked with the Guthrie Theater since 2002; Voice Director for Theatre for a New Audience; and worked with The Acting Company. He teaches at Juilliard (Adjunct Faculty Drama Division), Stella Adler Studio of Acting (Master Teacher Voice and Speech); NYU, a Fellow of Rose Bruford returning from the US to Teach at his Alma Mata This Workshop is for actors, directors and teachers who have a passion for language and an appetite to bring Shakespeare to life for now! The Workshop will take different extracts from the plays and spend time practically sounding them out. By exploring the physicality of the language and opening up the different 'forms', we will discover how this reveals complexity of human nature contained within the writing. Each day will involve preparation voice work, so that the participant is ready to respond to the demands of the text and reach effortlessly an audience; Lisa Dalton: Carrying forward the methods of legendary visionaries like Michael Chekhov. Lisa Dalton is president of the NMCA, National Michael Chekhov Association. She is a master teacher of Michael Chekhov¹s acting technique and a noted documentarian. She is the co-producer of From Russia to Hollywood, the award winning Michael Chekhov documentary and contributed a third of the footage for Michael Chekhov: The Dartington Years and Anthony Quinn’s Life and Encounters with Michael Chekhov; Janice Orlandi Artistic Director of the Actors Movement Studio NYC, a Movement Pedagogy and Period Style Specialist, certified teacher of Williamson Technique and Period Styles: Edwardian, Elizabethan and Restoration. Janice is designated to train Williamson Technique teachers by Loyd Williamson, (founder of the Williamson Technique), Certified in Michael Chekhov Technique bringing together Michael Chekhov Technique’s Character Transformation and Period Style Character; Master Classes are delivered throughout July at the college’s beautiful parkland campus on the outskirts of London. Accommodation can be provided in our student residencies only five minutes’ walk from campus and we offer a hot or cold lunch each day. Rose Bruford College Summer Study Abroad - Master Classes.
Bringing some of the world’s most renown teachers and practitioners
to lead exclusive workshops and training throughout the summer:

• Renown Master Teachers
• Master-Classes are offered July 1-25
• Five Days Intensive Study 10-6pm
• Single room Dorm Housing Available
• 20 min train to Central London; A unique blend of training and pedagogies that harmonize to create a dialogue
and reflect on one another’s work and teaching. One week Master Classes include:

• The Six Viewpoints: Mary Overlie & Wendell Beavers Beginner
• The Six Viewpoints & Composition Advanced: Mary Overlie & Wendell Beavers
• Strasberg The Method: Lola Cohen
• Audition and Monologues Technique: Karen Kohlhaas
• Fitzmaurice Voice Work: Catherine Fitzmaurice
• Demidov Acting Technique – Andrei Malaev- Babel
• Michael Chekhov Technique Creating Character : Lisa Dalton & Janice Orlandi
• Micahel Chekhov Advanced Technique: Lisa Dalton & Janice Orlandi
• Shakespeare Language and Text - Andrew Wade. Summer Master Classes:
https://www.bruford.ac.uk/news-events/events/2019-summer-schools-and-masterclasses/ Master Classes Taught throughout July at the college’s beautiful parkland campus on the outskirts of London in our professional theatres, studios and rehearsal spaces. Accommodation can be provided in our student residencies only five minutes’ walk from campus and we offer a hot or cold lunch each day. Students can concentrate on their studies in an inspiring and motivational environment, free from distractions or worries. At the same time, our campus is a short train ride from the very centre of London, the West End, allowing students to take in the very best of London’s cultural life and theatre.

• Five Day Courses Monday to Friday 10-6pm
• Early bird fee of £550- (if paid in full by 30 April 2019)
• 7 nights Dorm Accommodation £300
• Monday to Friday Classes 10-6pm
• Saturday- day off for Sightseeing Free Museums and Monuments in London
• Half Price Theatre Tickets- (on your own or with colleagues). Established in 1950, Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance is one of the UK’s leading conservatoire drama schools. Ranked consistently high for student satisfaction and quality of teaching, our students study a range of undergraduate and postgraduate (MA / MFA) performance and technical theatre courses. Our alumni include Lake Bell (Man Up), Sam Palladio (Nashville) and Gary Oldman (The Darkest Hour, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy). We have active partnerships with colleges and universities around the world, including a number of exchange programmes with institutions in the USA.
www.bruford.ac.uk This Summer’s Master Class program 2019 at Rose Bruford College is offering advanced courses taught by well-known teachers, guest artists and theatre innovators with a broad range of practical knowledge and experience. The College encourages enrolment from students around the world. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States; United Kingdom; Australia; Canada; France; Ireland; Belgium; Denmark; Brazil; Croatia; Italy; Portugal; Spain).

 

A CLASS ACT NY 12-WEEK DROP-IN: VOICE-OVER CLASS – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 17 - A Class Act NY is seeking participants for a 12-week voiceover class. Participants are able to sign up for one class or multiple classes. Class is instructed by Morgan Weed (Axe commercials, "The Greatest Showman"). Artistic Director states: "Voice-over acting is unlike any other type of acting. It requires an actor to make specific and original acting choices that are outside of the box. Moreover, you will be working in an exciting professional recording booth. The teacher will touch upon proper mic technique and things to consider when working in a confined space. "Focus of class: learn how to create animated characters for cartoons and feature films; work on naturalistic reads for commercials and radio spots; explore audio books, video games, and more in this cold read class. Final Showcase: Perform for loved ones and two top actively scouting voiceover talent agents." Classes run Saturdays, Jan. 26; Feb. 2, 9; Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Apr. 6, 13; May 4, 11, 18 from 11am-1pm at Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave., 10th fl. in the VO booth. Cost: $89 per class or $895 for all 13. Seeking—Student: 10-19. Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. Class size is capped. You must register in advance. You can register online as late as the morning of the class as long as there is room. Apply via backstage.com or contact A Class Act.

 

TOP L.A. TALENT MANAGER, MITCHELL GOSSETT MONOLOGUE MASTERCLASSES – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 18 - A Class Act NY is seeking participants (ages 7 to adult) for a monologue masterclass with top L.A. Talent Manager, Mitchell Gossett of Industry Entertainment Partners and former Sr. VP at CESD Talent Agency. Company states: "Work with powerhouse L.A. Talent Manager Mitchell Gossett of Industry Entertainment Partners in a monologue masterclass! Throughout his career as a manager and agent, Mitchell has repped and developed many noteworthy actors, including Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games, Silver Linings Playbook), Miley Cyrus (The Last Song, Hannah Montana), Kristen Bell (Frozen, The Good Place), Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars), Darren Criss (American Crime Story, Glee), Zendaya (The Last Showman, Shake It Up), Bella Thorne (Famous In Love, Shake It Up) and many, many others. At Industry Entertainment Partners, Mitchell will be managing Luke Benward (Life of the Party), Thomasin Mckenzie (Leave No Trace), Danielle Campbell (The Originals), and Atticus Shaffer (The Middle), among others. Mitchell, former Senior Vice President of CESD Talent Divisions in Los Angeles and New York, built a renowned scouting operation for young talent and continues to discover the next generation of artists. Mitchell is always looking for fresh faces!" Workshop runs May 18. Session 1 (ages 7-mid 20s) runs 10am-1:30pm; Session 2 (ages 7-12) runs 2pm-5:30pm; Session 3 (ages 12-adult) runs 6:15pm-9:45pm at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave. in NYC). No pay. $205 participation fee required. Seeking—Actors (Lead): Males & Females, 7-50, kids and adults. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact A Class Cat NY http://aclassactny.com/

 

'BLACK ACTING METHODS: ORIGINS & PROCESS' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 20 - Marymount Manhattan College is seeking participants for Black Acting Methods: Origins & Process, which consists of training and historical knowledge of acting grounded in Black American cultural aesthetics and Afrocentricity. Synopsis: For all heritages, this intensive introduces performers to the core principles and offerings of Black Acting Methods (with a focus on the Hendricks Method) through exercises, interactive seminars, and Core-Creation. Core-Creation is a tenet of the Hendricks Method that centers identity building with(in) devising. Upon completion of this intensive, actors will have culturally specific tools to utilize in process and performance, more knowledge of Black performance theory, and a greater sense of how Black American ways of approaching dramatic and embodied texts have influenced other notable acting methodologies. Offered for the first time in NYC, this intensive is geared towards theatre makers in various parts of their career, from students to professionals. Black Acting Methods: Origins & Process workshop runs May 20-24 from 7pm-10pm at Marymount Manhattan College (221 East 71 St., in NYC). The cost of this workshop is $375. Seeking—Workshop Participant: 18+. Seeking talent from New York City, NY. Prospective attendees should fill out the application on the Marymount website: https://www.mmm.edu/academics/auxiliary-education/black-acting-methods/.

 

'The ART and BUSINESS of VOICEOVERS' with VOICEOVER VETERAN AMY MARCS – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 22 - Amy Marcs Studio is seeking participants for The Art and Business of Voiceovers, with voiceover veteran Amy Marcs. Coordinator states: "Have you ever wanted to explore the voiceover industry? Want to find out if it could be for you? Now is your chance. In this unique four-week class, you will: learn the ins and the outs of the voiceover industry from a 20-year voiceover veteran; be coached one-on-one and as a group in a supportive and nurturing environment designed to help every student explore if voiceover work could be for them; and gain confidence in the recording booth as you practice and learn from copy from real radio and television commercials. "Amy’s unique approach to learning is easy, fun, and insightful. Her method has been developed through over two decades of professional experience in the industry. In addition to being a working voiceover artist herself, she previously worked for ten years as a casting director, and is a beloved acting teacher. She makes sure that every student walks away from her classes with a solid foundation on which to build a successful voiceover career. Your recordings will be sent to you in MP3 format at the end of each session. Enrollment is limited to ten students and will be taken on a first come, first served basis. We keep the class size small so you will receive lots of individual attention. "Amy Marcs is an actress, writer, and voiceover talent signed with the Buchwald Agency in NYC and with William Morris Endeavor in Los Angeles. Her voice has been heard on numerous national network television, radio, and political campaigns. You can read more about Amy in her bio below." Class runs May 1, 8, 15, and 22 (Wednesday evenings, 7pm-9pm; four classes total) at a studio in Chelsea NYC. Cost: $395. Payment for the class is required to attend. A $100 advance deposit will be needed to reserve your place. Seeking—Voiceover Class Attendee: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. To sign up, email amymarcs11@gmail.com directly or call 917/406-7705.

 

'ALL's WELL THAT ENDS WELL' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 26 - Oxford Shakespeare Company – USA is seeking participants from across the US, UK & EU for a ten-day intensive workshop of training, masterclass and performance of All's Well That Ends Well in London & historic Castle Hedingham, Essex, birthplace of the earl of Oxford. Artistic director states: "This will be RSC and RADA-based work. Former instructor and director from RADA and the Globe scheduled to hold masterclass. Professionals and drama students. US, UK, EU cast." Rehearses July 10-14, 2019 in London, UK; runs July 15-18, 2019 in London and Castle Hedingham. Actors pay for the training, masterclass and travel. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States; United Kingdom). Submit a link to your video audition. For more info, visit oxfordshakespeare.org.

 

'MEAN GIRLS, the MUSICAL' INTENSIVE With BWAY CASTING DIRECTORS & More – MAY 27 DEADLINE - Werk With Bway is seeking participants for a Mean Girls workshop intensive. Founder states: "Get in loser, we're going to the Mean Girls Intensive this Summer! Work one-on-one in masterclasses with featured stars from BWAY's Mean Girls, learn healthy belting in Vocal Technique, receive three new auditions songs specifically chosen for you in Build Your Rep, learn music & choreography from members of Mean Girls' production team, improve your audition skillset with a Broadway casting director, and audition for a member of the Mean Girls creative team and receive personalized feedback. You'll have the time of your life at this five-day intensive and get the best training NYC has to offer - does it get anymore fetch than this? Our curriculum allows you to work in small groups of 10-12 to ensure you receive ample one-on-one time with the faculty. We also guarantee you will be coached in a masterclass with a featured Broadway guest artist! Our students have gone on to book Broadway shows, work regionally and attend the top musical theatre programs in the country. Werk! Past faculty includes Derek Klena (Dmitry in Broadway's Anastasia), Eden Espinosa (Elphaba in Broadway's Wicked), Chris Fitzgerald (three-time TONY Winner), Ali Ewoldt (Christine in Broadway's Phantom of the Opera), Gregory Treco (Burr in Broadway's Hamilton) and Caitlin Houlahan (Dawn in Broadway's Waitress). Faculty and guest artists for our Mean Girls Intensive to be announced soon." Intensive runs June 24-28, 2019 from 10AM-6PM at Studios 353 (353 W 48th St in NYC). Tuition: $1095 before April 29, 2019. After April 29, tuition increases to $1195. Seeking—Musical Theater Performers: Males & Females, 13+. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). For more information visit www.werkwithbway.com/meangirlsintensive. Apply here: https://bit.ly/2HByecf. Admission is rolling and space is limited. Be sure to upload your headshot, resume, and include a video link of a singing audition or live performance clip. Werk With Bway is a by-application and by-audition only program. Submit your application by May 27 for full consideration. Latecomers can submit until June 10 however we cannot guarantee that your application will be considered.

 

SUMMERSTOCK SLEEPAWAY CAMP – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - Vanguard Theater Company is seeking teen participants for a summerstock sleepaway camp. Company states: "Several roles available in our Summerstock Sleepaway Camp productions of Spring Awakening, Little Shop of Horrors, and Little Mermaid. Summerstock Sleepaway is an intensive 16-day summer-stock sleep-away program for the serious musical theater performer between the ages of 12–18; The staff is led by professional actors and directors and our campers leave each year saying that it was the best two weeks of their life! They learn, they grow, and they have an amazing time doing it." Camp runs Aug. 3-18; performances run Aug. 16-18 at Vanguard Theater Company at Camp Zeke in Lakewood PA. Summerstock Sleepaway Camp is a tuition-based camp in PA where students engage in a 16 day professional Summerstock environment. Seeking—for Spring Awakening - “Melchior Gabor” (Lead): Male, bari-tenor; 18+; a headstrong, smart and charismatic schoolboy; he knows much more than the others because of what he reads in books and is able to see the corruption in society; his radical points of view about most things are correct but misunderstood; he falls in love with Wendla; “Moritz Stiefel” (Lead): Male, tenor; 15+; Melchior’s intense and nervous best friend; he has an overwhelming confusion relating to sexual feelings, which seems comedic at first, but quickly develops into a serious issue for him; the system has failed him; highly sensitive and aware of his inability to fit into the system; feels like a failure; one of the childhood four: Wendla, Melchior, Moritz and Ilse; “Ernst Röbel” (Supporting): Male, bari-tenor; 16+; a sweet and naive classmate; he is Hänschen’s love interest; “Thea” (Supporting): Female, alto; 15+; a confrontational school girl and Wendla’s best friend; outwardly believes the adults but secretly questions the blind faith demanded of her; does not want to rock the boat; mistrusts Hanschen; Ensemble Girls & Boys (Chorus/Ensemble): various voice parts; 15+; for Little Shop of Horrors – “Chiffon” (Supporting): Female, 13-18, our musical guides through the evening, sometimes acting as a Greek Chorus: they know what's coming; these three characters will also play instruments and be their own rock band, and part of the show band; must have strong vocals, and excellent musical skills (or demonstrated commitment to mastering their instruments); vocal ranges: low alto to belt soprano, strong R&B style; “Orin, DDS” (Supporting): Male, 14-18, egotistical dentist with a passion for sadistic tendencies; Audrey's abusive boyfriend; this actor also plays other roles, and should be a strong comic with great transformational skills; vocal range: bass or bari-tenor; for Little Mermaid – “Carlotta” (Supporting) & “Sebastian” (Supporting). Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Apply via backstage.com or contact the theater company.

 

The NEW YORK PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY SUMMER INTENSIVE SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 1 - The New York Performing Arts Academy is seeking prospective students for The New York Performing Arts Academy's 2019 Performing Arts Summer Intensive. Note: Auditions are for potential full or partial scholarships, and admittance to the Intensive. Program hours are Mon.–Thurs., 9am–5pm; orientation June 23; runs June 24-Aug. 1 in NYC. Note that this intensive requires a tuition fee of $4,800. Full and partial scholarships available for Performing Arts Summer Intensive. Seeking—Young Actors: 9-16; Young Singers/Musical Theater: 9-16; Actors: 17+. Seeking talent from Manhattan, New York NY. 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 https://nyperformingartsacademy.org/registration/

 

A CLASS ACT NY, FACEBOOK LIVE SHOWBIZ SEMINAR – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 4 - A Class Act NY is seeking actors and parents of aspiring actors for a Facebook Live showbiz seminar with talent agent David Gilbert and artistic director Jessica R. Grosman. Artistic director states: "This is a can’t-miss opportunity for anyone who is delving into the world of professional acting. Whether you’re the parent of a seasoned actor or brand new to the business, we’ll be providing unique insight into this crazy business. David and Jessica will share the wisdom they’ve gained over decades of developing and guiding the careers of aspiring actors and will answer your burning questions about the biz as well." Workshop runs June 4 (5pm-6pm) in NYC. Free workshop. Seeking—Actor/Parent of Aspiring Actor: 8-80. For more info, visit backstage.com or contact http://aclassactny.com/

 

'ALADDIN' – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 18 - Central Jersey Performing Arts Academy is seeking participants ages 13+ for all roles in Aladdin, for the Central Jersey Performing Arts Academy tuition-based education production. Program runs June 24-Aug. 24 in Jackson NJ. There is a $50 registration fee and $700 tuition fee required. Seeking—Lead Roles & Ensemble: Males & Females, 13+. Open Casting Call Jun 20 from 4PM-7PM in Jackson NJ. Seeking talent from Jackson NJ. For more info, visit www.academyofthearts.net

 

'BE MORE CHILL' INTENSIVE With B'WAY CASTING DIRECTORS – NOTICE EXPIRES JULY 8 - Werk With Bway is seeking participants for a Be More Chill workshop intensive. Founder states: "Do you love play rehearsal? Then you'll love our five-day intensive with BWAY's Be More Chill! Work one-on-one in masterclasses with featured stars from BWAY's Be More Chill, learn healthy belting in Vocal Technique, receive three new auditions songs specifically chosen for you in Build Your Rep, learn music and choreography from members of Be More Chill's production team, improve your audition skillset with a Broadway casting director, and audition for a member of the Be More Chill creative team and receive personalized feedback. Sign-up today so you're not one of the "pitiful children!" Our curriculum allows you to work in small groups of 10-12 to ensure you receive ample one-on-one time with the faculty. We also guarantee you will be coached in a masterclass with a featured Broadway guest artist! Our students have gone on to book Broadway shows, work regionally and attend the top musical theatre programs in the country. Werk! Past faculty includes Derek Klena (Dmitry in Broadway's Anastasia), Eden Espinosa (Elphaba in Broadway's Wicked), Chris Fitzgerald (three-time TONY Winner), Ali Ewoldt (Christine in Broadway's Phantom of the Opera), Gregory Treco (Burr in Broadway's Hamilton) and Caitlin Houlahan (Dawn in Broadway's Waitress). Faculty and guest artists for our Mean Girls Intensive to be announced soon." Intensive runs July 8-13 from 10am-6pm at Studios 353 (353 W 48th St in NYC). Tuition: $1095 before May 13. After May 13, tuition increases to $1195. Seeking—Musical Theater Performers: Males & Females, 13+. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Click here to apply: https://www.werkwithbway.com/bemorechillintensive. Applications due by June 10 for full consideration. Latecomers can submit until June 25 however we cannot guarantee that your application will be considered.

 

KIDS/TEENS, CAMP BROADWAY, MAINSTAGE MUSICAL THEATRE PROGRAM – NOTICE EXPIRES JULY 8 - Camp Broadway is seeking participants for the July 2019 session of Camp Broadway Mainstage in NYC. Community engagement manager states: "Now in its 24th year, Camp Broadway LLC is the recipient of the 2016 Special Drama Desk Award 'for introducing young people to the magic of theater and for playing a crucial role in creating tomorrow’s audiences for over 20 years.' Proclaimed 'The Camp of Dreams,' Camp Broadway® Mainstage is designed for theater-loving kids, ages 10-17, to develop their confidence, character, and presentation skills through ensemble performance. Who Is Mainstage at Camp Broadway For? Our Mainstage musical theater camp is the destination where theater-loving kids ages 10 to 17 learn what life on Broadway is all about: working as a team to stage a full theatre production, personal growth in your artistic craft, experiencing New York City, and expanding your circle of theatre-loving friends. Located in the heart of NYC, this immersive 5-day intensive offers Mainstagers a taste of the total production experience! Want to improve your acting chops, explore costume design, or enhance your dance skills? At Camp Broadway’s signature musical theater camp, you’ll get to do it all while learning from seasoned Broadway professionals in a real Broadway setting. Mainstage is also an unforgettable event for the whole family, culminating in a dazzling finale performance, showcasing your learning, talent, and passion for theater! Along your journey, you’ll also discover ways to Develop Your Character. Character means more than the role you play on stage – it’s also who we are off-stage. At Mainstage, developing your character means balancing teamwork with self-discovery and understanding how your individual contributions lead to group success. By cultivating the habits such as mindfulness, personal accountability, and courage, we become better people as well as artists. Nervous about making your Broadway debut? Don’t be! You don’t need to be a local theater star or show choir diva to join Mainstage, just an excitement for the theater and a willingness to learn and grow in your craft. Our supportive and enthusiastic Broadway community awaits! Inspired by Broadway's cherished works and steeped in its grand traditions, the program culminates in the Family Finale (open to family and friends; no ticket purchase necessary; all are welcome), a musical showcase presented at a theatre TBA." Classes run July 8-12 (8:30am-5:30pm) at Open Jar Studios NYC; No pay. Tuition cost is $1,450. 50% deposit required at time of registration (custom payment plans available upon request). Community engagement manager states: "Includes five days (40 hours) of musical theater intensive triple threat instruction by trained Broadway professionals; master classes with Broadway guest artists; Q&A sessions with industry professionals; a ticket to 'King Kong'; official T-shirts; lunches, snacks, and water daily; and complimentary admission to the Finale. Seeking—Campers: Male & Female, 10-17, no experience necessary. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Enrolling now. Limited space available. To register, visit https://campbroadway.com/mainstage/. Email kerry@campbroadway.com with questions.

 

TEENS, The NEXT STEP, SUMMER INTENSIVE – NOTICE EXPIRES JULY 22 - Camp Broadway is seeking teen actors ages 14-17 for The Next Step's summer intensive. Community engagement manager states: "The Next Step offers a specialized musical theater intensive of musical theater classes taught by Broadway professionals for aspiring teen performers, ages 14-17, who have had some previous on-stage experience. A highly unique program, The Next Step weaves traditional musical theater training into an immersive theatrical environment designed to give participants the opportunity to understand what it’s really like to be a Broadway 'gypsy.' The Next Step places emerging triple-threats into a setting that surrounds an authentic audition process for a Broadway show. "More than any other program, The Next Step captures the essence of Camp Broadway’s mantra, 'develop your character.' Each element of the five-day event is designed to hone musical theater abilities, enhance interpersonal skills, and cultivate the habit of discipline that dedicated theatrical artists need to have. Through singing, dancing, and acting workshops, participants will 'discover their character,' be it an ingenue, a comedic performer, or a belting diva. Over the course of the five days, they will channel this character in preparation for The Next Step Showcase, performed at a famous NYC venue in the heart of Times Square. Camp Broadway’s team promises a program that uses the process of exploring art to inspire a more self-aware young artist. "Limited to 35 participants only." Workshop runs July 22-26  from 8:30AM-5:30PM (daily) at Open Jar Studios in NYC. Tuition: $1,595. Payment plans and scholarships available. Includes: five days (40 hours) of musical theater-intensive, triple-threat instruction by trained Broadway professionals, master classes with Broadway artists, Q&A sessions with industry professionals, a ticket to a Broadway show, program T-shirts, lunches, snacks, and water. Seeking—Teen Participant: Males & Females, 14-17, some previous on-stage experience recommended. Seeking talent from New York NY. Visit https://campbroadway.com/the-next-step/ for more info.

 

'LES MISÉRABLES' INTENSIVE With BWAY CASTING DIRECTORS – NOTICE EXPIRES JULY 29 - Werk With Bway is seeking participants for a Les Misérables workshop intensive. Founder states: "Raise the flag of freedom high" this summer with the stars from BWAY's legendary Les Misérables! Work one-on-one in Broadway masterclasses with featured stars from BWAY's Les Misérables, learn healthy technique in Vocal Technique, receive three new auditions songs specifically chosen for you in Build Your Rep, learn music and choreography from members of Les Misérables' production team, improve your audition skillset with a Broadway casting director, and audition for a member of the Les Misérables creative team and receive personalized feedback. You'll have the time of your life and sing your heart out at this five-day intensive AND get the best training NYC has to offer! Our curriculum allows you to work in small groups of 10-12 to ensure you receive ample one-on-one time with the faculty. We also guarantee you will be coached in a masterclass with a featured Broadway guest artist! Our students have gone on to book Broadway shows, work regionally and attend the top musical theatre programs in the country. Werk! Past and upcoming guest artists include Derek Klena (Dmitry in Broadway's Anastasia), Eden Espinosa (Elphaba in Broadway's Wicked), Chris Fitzgerald (three-time TONY Winner), Ali Ewoldt (Christine in Broadway's Phantom of the Opera), Grey Henson (Tony Nominee from Broadway's Mean Girls), Gregory Treco (Burr in Broadway's Hamilton) and Caitlin Houlahan (Dawn in Broadway's Waitress)." Les Misérables Intensive guest artists to be announced soon! Intensive runs Aug. 5-9 (10am-6pm) at Studios 353 (353 W 48th St in NYC). Tuition: $1095 before June 3. After June 3, tuition increases to $1195. Seeking—Musical Theater Performers: Males & Females, 13+. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Apply here: https://bit.ly/2ZwQKHJ. Admission is rolling and space is limited. Be sure to upload your headshot, resume, and include a video link of a singing audition or live performance clip. Werk With Bway is a by-application and by-audition only program. Submit your application by July 5th for full consideration. Latecomers can submit until July 19, however, we cannot guarantee that your application will be considered.

 

KIDS/TEENS, 'A SIMPLE TREASURE' - An ORIGINAL MUSICAL – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 3 - All Star Entertainment is seeking participants, ages 8-17, for All Star Kids NYC's three-week summer workshop production of their brand new original musical A Simple Treasure, to be performed at the “The Chain Theatre” in NYC in August 2019. Written by R.Lampiasi/K.Lampiasi; Original Music by Debbie Gibson; This brand new children's theatre musical features several new songs by pop recording artist Debbie Gibson, written especially for this production! The three-week program will also include several master classes taught by industry professionals and Broadway performers, plus a special Parent Workshop. Synopsis: Abby Holmes is average in every way... chronically late, forgetful, and forever at the mercy of her older brothers’ latest prank. But despite that, she thinks she has her world figured out. That is, until she and her two overachieving best friends, Sandy and Maya, discover a crazy plot to steal their town's famous long-lost treasure - an operation being masterminded by her very own school Principal! In order to save the treasure and her town, Abby must rally together an unlikely team of beatniks, brown nosers, and (ugh) her sneaky brothers - using the power of research and a good prank or two along the way. What follows is a wild and daring adventure that will change their town - and their lives - forever! Rehearses in August 2019 in NYC; performs in August at The Chain Theatre at 312 W 36th Street in NYC. $1,497 tuition fee required for the three-week Summer Musical Theatre workshop, including 3 master classes taught by industry professionals and Broadway performers and a parent workshop. Seeking—Singers and Actors: 8-17. Seeking talent from New York City NY. Admission to the program is by pre-screen video submission. For details about the audition process visit www.asimpletreasuremusical.com.

 

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