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Updated: Feb. 25

 

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:

'FLOPS! LIVE IN CONCERT' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 27 - The Space is casting Flops! Live In Concert, a celebration of five Broadway musicals that only play 100 performances or less. This will be a fundraiser for The Space, a new community performing arts center. Each performer will be expected to learn 3 songs from the show they are featured in. Sheet music or lyrics sheets can be used during the performance. Flexible rehearsals; runs dates & locations are TBA. No pay. Seeking—“Leonora” (Lead, Cry Baby): 15-35, Lenora Frigid: A wanna-be Drape, who is madly in love with Cry Baby. She may or may not be playing with a full deck. Mezzo, with belt; “Allison” (Lead, Cry Baby): Female, 15-35, Allison Vernon-Williams: The typical 50’s ingénue. Bright, fun, but doesn’t exactly know where she fits in. A Square, but wants to be a Drape! Mezzo; “Cry Baby” (Lead, Cry Baby): Male, 15-35, Wade ‘Cry Baby’ Walker: The leader of the Drapes! He is a misunderstood rebel with a tough exterior, but a sensitive side underneath. Bari-tenor; “Florence” (Lead, Chess): Female, 18+, incredible musical theater and pop voice; good belt and presence; a total rebel with a soft side; “Svetlana” (Lead, Chess): Female, 18+, gorgeous, beautifully refined voice and persona, Russian; “Brooklyn” (Lead, BKLYN): Female, 13-35, A young, talented singer looking for her long lost father; Street Singer (Lead, BKLYN): Male, 18+, A soulful African-American father figure; “Paradice” (Lead, BKLYN): Female, 18+, An African-American soul/R & B singer. Seeking talent from Las Vegas NV. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact The Space.

'WAITRESS In CONCERT' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 1 - Positivity Productions is casting a concert version of Sara Bareilles's Waitress and will be performed at UCLA. Director states: "Sara Bareilles is personally backing this project." Rehearses Mar. 1 (8pm); shows will be Mar. 2 & 3 (7:30pm), and Mar. 4 (2pm & 7:30pm) in L.A. $25/day flat rate. Pies will be provided. Seeking—“Lulu” (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 5-9. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Must be an L.A. local. Must have guardian who is willing to be present for the duration of rehearsals and shows. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the production company.

 

MUSICAL REVUE FUNDRAISER – MAR. 1 – CENTER MORICHES - Laura Cimmino, coord. is seeking performers for a musical revue fundraiser, a story that takes you through time reminiscent of old and new Broadway, and how it touches the heart. Rehearsals-TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, and THURSDAYS in March from 7pm-9pm; Tech Week- Same days, 6pm-9pm; Performance Date- March 31 at 7pm; Rehearses and performs in the Center Moriches High School (not a high school production) in Center Moriches NY. Seeking—“Harry” (Lead): Male, 17+, very strong singer and dancer; Female 1 (Supporting): 17+, strong singer; must be able to move well; Female 2 (Supporting): 17+, very strong dancer; must sing; Male 1 (Supporting): 17+, strong singer; must be able to move well; Male 2 (Chorus/Ensemble): 17+, very strong dancer; must sing. Open Casting Call Mar 1 from 5pm-8pm at Center Moriches Middle School (311 Frowein Rd., Center Moriches NY 11934). Prepare 16 bars of a musical theater song. Be prepared to move. Men, if you have them, bring tap shoes.

 

The CRANKY CABARET – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 4 - Cranky Cabaret is seeking singers for the early-March cast of the Cranky Cabaret, a demented, fun-filled revue packed with delightfully naughty, angry, edgy songs. All styles of music welcomed, as long as it fits with the "cranky" theme. Rehearses Mar. 4; performs Mar. 11 & 12 in Manhattan. Pay depends on ticket sales. The Cranky Cabaret is not a "pay-to-sing." Seeking—Strong Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Besides a headshot and resume, please send vocal demo tracks or video links. Also, include any cranky song ideas you have that you think you might like to sing. Be as innovative or unconventional as you like. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the cabaret.

BOUND For BROADWAY, NYC SINGERS' SHOWCASE – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 7 - Forslund Theatricals LLC is seeking talent for Forslund Theatricals and The West End Lounge's upcoming eight-year-running popular industry-invited showcases "Bound for Broadway." Producer states: "This is the premiere showcase in town and a great opportunity for anyone who wants to join. This is great for performers who need performance video footage. JDProductions is the premiere weekly showcase running and is not affiliated with any other showcases or venues and is proud to offer a different type of showcase in NYC, boasting a live entertainment emcee, free professionally-edited videos for the performers, and a well-rehearsed diverse performance opportunity alongside talented industry professionals and composers, as well as high industry turn-out." Rehearses weekly in NYC according to when talent is cast. Performers will be required to sell tickets ranging from $10-$15 each, plus an accompanist fee ($50) is required for tech, show, and music rehearsals. Some pay (ticket sales reimbursement), plus free video copy provided. The producers are seeking both union and nonunion performers but no union contract is currently planned. Performers should check with their union before accepting any work. Seeking—Featured Soloist (Lead): Males & Females, 14-60. Seeking talent from New York NY. Auditions by appointment only in NYC. For an appointment, submit pix and resumes. An accompanist will be provided. You may also send video submissions to be considered immediately. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Forslund.

 

'QUINTESSENTIAL PLAYLIST' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 7 - Eon88keys Productions is casting singers for Quintessential Playlist. Runs in Brooklyn, NYC. Stipend for travel and rehearsals. Pay for gigs. Seeking—R&B, Soul, Soul Singer (Lead): Males & Females, 18+, soulful, and versatile female vocalists comfortable with a wide variety of musical styles including pop/R&B, Soul, hip hop, etc., to perform unique mash-ups, mixes, and creating theme based medleys; QSP is a music and theatrical performing group based in Brooklyn and currently rehearsing content for upcoming performances and long-term event-based gigs and productions. Seeking talent from Brooklyn NY. Have video or audio samples in your submissions. Must be available to rehearse and audition in Brooklyn, Prospect Heights area. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the Eon88keys.

'BOUND FOR BROADWAY' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 8 - JDProductions is casting Bound For Broadway. Producer states: "Forslund Theatricals and The West End Lounge are seeking talent for its upcoming 8-year running popular industry-invited showcases. This is 'the' premiere showcase in town & a great opportunity for anyone who wants to join. This is great for performers who need performance video footage. JDProductions is the premiere weekly showcase running and is not affiliated with any other showcases or venues and is proud to offer a different type of showcase in NYC, boasting a live entertainment emcee, free professionally edited videos for the performers, and a well-rehearsed diverse performance opportunity alongside talented industry professionals and composers, as well as high industry turn-out." Rehearses weekly according to when talent is cast. Manager states: "Pays percentage of ticket sales reimbursement. Performers will be required to sell tickets ranging from $10-$15 each, plus an accompanist fee ($50) is required for tech, show, and music rehearsals. Some pay (ticket sales reimbursement), plus free video copy provided The producers are seeking both union & non-union performers but no union contract is currently planned. Performers should check with their union before accepting any work." Seeking—Featured Soloist (Lead): Males & Females, 14-60. Seeking talent from New York NY. Auditions by appointment only in NYC. For an appointment, email pix & résumés to jdproductions.casting@gmail.com. An accompanist will be provided. You may also send video submissions to be considered immediately.

FEMALE LEAD VOCALIST – MAR. 8 – EAST HANOVER - SPE is seeking a female lead vocalist/soprano for an established upscale entertainment company. Vocalist should be able to cover artists such has Whitney, Chaka Khan, Aretha, as well as current Top 40 music. Gospel background is an essential. Managing director states: "We are a very successful entertainment company, with 55-65 gigs per year located throughout the Tri-State area." Rehearses the third Thurs. of every month (7pm-11:30pm) in the New York Tri-State area. Competitive gig pay and travel assistance. Seeking—Female Vocalist: 30-50. Audition by appointment Mar 8 from 7pm-12midnight at 17 West Event Group (17 West St., East Hanover NJ 07936). Songs will be assigned after approval of live video and audio clips. All candidates must submit live only video clips via YouTube or Vimeo with in-person auditions to follow the evening of Mar. 8. Must have own transportation as events are located throughout the Tri-State Area.

The CRANKY CABARET – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 10 - Cranky Cabaret is seeking singers for the early-March cast of the Cranky Cabaret, a a demented, fun-filled revue packed with delightfully naughty, angry, edgy songs. All styles of music welcomed, as long as it fits with the "cranky" theme. Rehearses Mar. 17; performs Mar. 25 & 26 in Manhattan. Pay depends on ticket sales. The Cranky Cabaret is not a "pay-to-sing." Seeking—Strong Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Besides a headshot and resume, please send vocal demo tracks or video links. Also, include any cranky song ideas you have that you think you might like to sing. Be as innovative or unconventional as you like. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the cabaret.

 

80s MUSIC/TOP 40 COVER BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 18 - Studio V Entertainment is seeking talented vocalists and performers for a cover band that specializes in theme events, weddings, and corporate functions. Will require 3 rehearsals with MD to get you up to speed with the song list, then - Rehearsals are on a show by show basis. We require talent to learn the material at home then come to rehearsal performance ready. Pays $100-300 per show. Seeking—Male Lead Vocalist: 22-35m must be able to sing pop/rock, tenor preferred. Total showman with high energy and ability to work the crowd able to work the crowd and sing anything from Freddie Mercury, Bon Jovi, Drake, Bruno Mars, MJ. Must also be willing to dress up in costume for themed events, 80s rocker, top 40, 70s etc. Must be able to learn 20 cover songs +harmonies memorized by performances. When not singing lead they will be singing harmonies so harmony ability a plus, must move well basic choreography. Professionals only. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Please send video and audio samples of you performing, uptempo high energy a plus. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Studio V.

 

CHICAGO VARIETY/DANCE BAND – MAR. 20-24 – CHICAGO - Élan Artists is casting four lead vocalists & rhythm section fora new variety/dance band in Chicago. This ensemble's primary function will be to provide entertainment for special events (corporate, weddings, galas, etc.). Company states: "ÉLan Artists is a cooperative of musicians with a customized approach to special events, ranging from high-energy dance bands to vintage jazz and intimate classical ensembles." Performances & locations are TBA in Chicago IL and nationwide. Compensation commensurate with experience, talent, and band responsibilities. Seeking—Two Lead Male Vocalists: 18+; Two Lead Female Vocalists: 18+. Auditions Mar. 20-24 in Chicago IL. Submit materials through Backstage only. Any materials received via email will not be considered. For more info, visit www.elanartists.com.

 

'JAZZ BAND: SASHA's BLOC' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 31 - Indie Spirit Media is seeking singers for the Jazz collective “Sasha’s Bloc.” Synopsis: This is a “musical tour de force” which has featured guest vocalists such as: Jane Monheit and Alvin Chea as well as Take 6, performing on stages across the country in such established venues as the 600 seat Wallis Annenberg Center as well as LACMA to name a few. Rehearsals begin Feb. 1 for shows in Los Angeles TBA. Performances pay $150+ (depending on venue). Seeking—“Femme Fatale” (Lead): Female, 18-30, femme fatale who can sing her heartache; the love child of Amy Winehouse and Billy Holiday; must be well versed in the Jazz Blues Genre. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. The project is led by Charlie Midnight a Multi-Grammy Award® winning and Golden Globe ®Award nominated Songwriter-Record Producer and Industry Veteran Creator/Bassist Alex Gershman. One song on video sung live must be in genre described. No background vocals. examples: “ Summer Time”; Nina Simone: “ Feeling Good”, Billy Holiday “God Bless the Child” or song is your choice in this genre. Acapella is fine. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

'ALL STAR CABARET' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 1 - All Star Cabaret is casting a Sunday Night Cabaret Series at The Broadway Comedy Club in NYC. Producer states: "If you're between 6-29, we would love to have hear you sing and have you join us." Performs Jan. 8, 15, 22 & 29 (5:30pm) at The Broadway Comedy Club on W. 53rd St. in NYC. February and March dates to be announced soon. No pay. Performers pay $50, which covers all of the music/accompanist costs and having your performance professionally filmed so that you can receive an edited video to post on YouTube or to use as part of your reel. No minimum required ticket sales for performers. Seeking—Singer (Lead): 5-30, seeking Broadway or pop singers to perform at the Sunday Night Cabarets; different nights will feature different age ranges; Singer-Songwriter (Lead): 10-30, to perform your original material; there are also Youth Singer-Songwriter nights. Seeking talent from New York NY. To be considered, apply here on Backstage and also sign up at http://tinyurl.com/AllStarCabaretNYC To audition, casting personnel need a link to you singing a song--30 to 60 seconds is fine. You will be able to paste the link into the sign-up form listed. In addition to the Broadway Cabarets, the company also has a no-audition-required 32-Bar Sing-Off on Jan. 8 that has three open spaces and a Youth Singer/Songwriter night.

 

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

 

 

 

 

Cruises/Resorts/Theme Parks:

DISNEY CRUISE LINES – FEB. 21 & 28 – CHICAGO/PITTSBURGH/TORONTO - Disney Cruise Lines is seeking vocalists, dancers, and character performers for Disney Cruise Lines. Toronto rehearsal begins early June 2017 with onboard performance contract ending mid-March 2018. Contracts include: competitive pay plus bonus, room and board, guest sailing privileges, and additional benefits package. Seeking—Female Dancers Who Sing: 18+, versatile and exciting dancers. Must be trained in ballet and jazz. Some roles require strong vocal ability; others require strong tumbling pass. All Ethnicities; “Jasmine:” Female, 18+, Female, plays 18-22, Soprano with a strong mix, contemporary musical theatre/Disney princess sound; beautiful, sense of humor, independent and feisty; desperately longs to experience life beyond the castle walls. Must be physically fit with strong core; “Rafiki:” Female, 18+, Female, mid 20s+. Actress-principal vocalist of African-heritage to portray a spirit guide who brings to light the true meaning of life - to believe in magic. Performs ''The Circle of Life'', comedic chops a plus. Rich, soulful, pop gospel sound, Must have solid low notes; “Belle:” Female, 18+, Female, 20’s, plays 18. Alto with strong mix. Classically beautiful, eyes that shine with intelligence, unaware of her looks, strong-willed, adventurous, noble, a true heroine, sensitive and smart; “Sophia:” Female, 18+, Female, young 20s, 160cm and under, actress-principal vocalist of any heritage to play Dr. Greenaway’s 13-year-old daughter. Hip, and upbeat with a winning spirit; Kayla & Nicole: Females, 18+, Female, 18+ to portray age 18, strong actor & dancer, principal vocalist, ethnically diverse, Soprano, Pop/Broadway style, Low F to High G mix; Fairy Godmother: Female, 18+, Female, 20s to 30s. Character actress who can play the loopy and lovable role from Cinderella. Musical theatre mix to an F. Must sing well; “Mary Poppins:” Female, 18+, Female, late 20s-30s. Lovable British nanny, beautiful soprano; “Brandon:” Male, 18+, Male, 18+ to portray age 18, strong actor, principal vocalist, quirky good looks, unlikely leading man, humorous yet can ground himself when necessary, secretly in love with Kayla, brother to Nicole, Tenor, Pop/Broadway style, Low B-flat to High A; “Lumiere:” Male, 18+, Male, 20s-30s. Tenor with loads of charm that moves well; “Aladdin:” Male, 18+, Male, plays 18 - 22, 5’10”+, baritone/tenor with a youthful sound; great charisma, good physique, must have strong core; good looking guy filled with teenage charm and appeal; clever; survives on the streets of Agrabah; “Genie:” Male, 18+, Male, ageless, the fantastical magic-maker made famous in the film Aladdin, excellent comic actor, all Robin Williams/principal vocalist with improvisational skills, strong bari-tenor to G; “Peter Pan:” Male, 18+, Male, early 20s, youthful, tenor with strong falsetto, moves well and has loads of charm, 5’6”+; Open Casting Calls Feb 21 at 10am for vocalists at Hubbard Street Dance (1147 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago IL 60607); Feb 21 at 10am for vocalists at Millennium Dance Complex (2504 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh PA 15203); and Feb 28 at 10am for vocalists at Dance Teq Centre (226 Queen St. W, 2nd fl., Toronto, ON M5V 1Z6). All should bring a headshot and resume. Sign-in begins 1 hour before start of audition. Vocalists: Prepare 16 bars of a musical selection and provide sheet music in correct key.

 

UPCOMING SHOW & POSSIBLE ONGOING PROGRAM – FEB. 24 – LAS VEGAS - BESTAgency is casting an upcoming show in Las Vegas. Shows will run periodically on the weekends, with occasional performances on certain weekdays - depending on client requests. Selected performers must be available for a video shoot on Feb. 27, 9am-6pm in Las Vegas NV. Professional pay. Seeking—Actor (Lead): Female, 15-25, attractive and fit female actor, must move well and able to take theatrical direction, professional dance background a plus. Audition by appointment Feb 24 at 1:30pm at BESTAgency (5801 S. Decatur Blvd, Suite 110, Las Vegas NV 89118). Auditions are by invitation only on Feb. 24. Submit headshot & resume for consideration. If invited, wear body conscious attire; no baggy clothes. Candidates will be given a short script upon arrival to audition. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the agency.

 

WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORTS – FEB. 24 – KISSIMMEE - The Walt Disney Company is seeking full-time, part-time, and substitute female principal vocalists for Voyage of the Little Mermaid, performed live. Position start dates are TBD at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando FL. Pay is TBD. Note: All performers employed by the Walt Disney World Resort are covered under the terms and conditions of a Collective Bargaining Agreement with Actors’ Equity Association. Seeking—“Ariel” (Lead): Female, lyrical pop soprano with belt to C. Must portray 16-20 years of age, petite, 5’1”-5’4". Typecast. Performers must be at least 18 and authorized to work in the United States. Open Casting Call Feb 24 at 10am (sign-in 9am; late applications will not be accepted) at Disney's Animal Kingdom Rehearsal Facility (3271 Sherberth Rd., Kissimmee FL 34747). Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Candidates will need to pass a typecasting audition before moving to the vocal audition. Must provide a current headshot and resume. Prepare 16 bars of a musical selection and provide sheet music, in the correct key, for the accompanist. Prerecorded tracks or a cappella auditions are not allowed. Callbacks Feb. 27 in Orlando FL. For full details, visit www.disneyauditions.com.

 

'VOYAGE Of The LITTLE MERMAID' – FEB. 24 – ORLANDO - Walt Disney World Company is casting Equity singers for Voyage Of The Little Mermaid.  Runs in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Pays $16.82/hr. AEA pension, Equity 401K, & Disney health provided. Equity Disneyworld Agreement. Seeking—“Ariel” (Lead): Female, 18+, lyrical pop soprano with belt to C; youthful, petite, 5’1”-5’4"; typecast. Open Casting Call Feb 24 at 10am (sign-ups begin at 9am) at Disney Animal Kingdom Rehearsal Facility (3271 Sherberth Rd., Orlando FL 34747). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Candidates must pass a type cast audition in order to move forward to the singing audition. Producer will run all aspects of audition. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and authorized to work in the United States. Disney Parks Talent Casting is seeking female principal vocalists for Voyage of the Little Mermaid, performed live at Disney’s Hollywood StudiosTM at the Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando FL. We are seeking performers for full time, part time and substitute roles. No appointments. Sign-in: 9am-10am. Late arrivals will not be able to audition. Provide current headshot/resume. Prepare 16 bars of a musical selection and provide sheet music in the correct key. Prerecorded tracks or a cappella auditions are not allowed.

 

SIX FLAGS OVER GEORGIA – FEB. 25 – AUSTELL - Six Flags Over Georgia is seeking talent for Six Flags Over Georgia Spring/Summer 2017. Company states: "Our Spring/Summer 2017 entertainment offerings that we are currently casting for include ShenaniGuns! Comedy Wild West Show, Looney Tunes characters, and a new musical revue celebrating Six Flags Over Georgia's 50th Anniversary." Musical rehearsals will be in April/May, opening Memorial Day weekend and running through July. Dates for other productions TBD. All rehearsals and productions will take place at Six Flags Over Georgia, Austell GA or in a close vicinity. Housing is not available. Pay is discussed at time of job offer. Seeking—Singer-Dancer (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 16+, for the Summer 2017 Musical Revue. Open Casting Call Feb 25 from 10am-3pm at Six Flags Over Georgia Crystal Pistol (275 Riverside Parkway, Austell GA 30168). Seeking talent from Atlanta GA. For Singers-Dancers: A choreographer will be on site to provide a short dance combination for the audition and everyone is expected to participate. Dancers may be asked to sing and singers may be asked to dance, so be prepared for both. Bring two songs of contrasting styles. Piano accompaniment will be provided to assist you with your sheet music, if needed. Instrumental/karaoke CDs will be accepted. No a cappella vocals. Keep all selections to 16 bars. To be considered, you must be able to work the final two weekends of September and all weekends in October. Headshot and resume are appreciated but not required. For the open call, arrive prior to 10am as there will be a choreographer on site to teach a combination. Email any questions regarding the audition to SFOGCasting@sixflags.com. To participate in the audition, you must be 16 years of age or older by April 15, 2017.

 

'BAZ STAR CROSSED LOVE' – FEB. 25 – LAS VEGAS - BAZ Theatrical, LLC. is seeking singer-dancers for BAZ Star Crossed Love. Ongoing in Las Vegas NV. Pays: $816/wk. min. Equity Casino Agreement. Seeking—Myrtle & Sadie: Female, 18-35, The Flapper Girls, The “Diamond Dog” Can-Can dancers of the Moulin Rouge, and party-goers at the Capulet Ball. Most importantly, these roles will cover the lead female roles - Satine, Juliet, Daisy, & Fran - so true triple threats are required. Belt to F or G; Henri & Rowdie: Male, 18-35, The Charleston Charlies, Johns at the Moulin Rouge, and the rival gangs of Montagues and Capulets. Most importantly, these roles will cover the lead male roles - Gatsby, Christian, Romeo, Zidler, & Scott - so true triple threats are required. Both pop tenors with solid A’s. Rowdie also requires higher level in dance. Equity Chorus Calls Feb 25 at 12noon for Equity male singers, 12:30pm for Equity female singers; 1pm for Equity male dancers who sing & 1:30pm for Equity female dancers who sing at Farrington Entertainment Studio (4350 Arville St., #B15, Las Vegas NV 89103). Equity Members only will be seen at this audition. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Dancers: Wear dance-appropriate attire. Singers: Prepare a brief pop/rock song. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together.

GARDEN LIVE SHOW TEAM – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 28 - Garden Hotels is casting four production shows touring Mallorca, Spain. Rehearsals start March 27. Contract runs May 1-Oct. 2017. Pays: €1320/month (gross salary). Performers are employed directly by the company with an official European contract. Company provides: We provide: accommodation, EEUU contract (May–Oct.), paid flights (after completion of contract), meals during working hours, competitive monthly salary, paid social security, paid holiday entitlement, and full uniform. Seeking—Male Dancer-Singer (Lead): 18-35, applicants should be high energy, versatile singers with dance ability; will perform 3 different live production shows, touring 3-4 hotels in Mallorca in a cast of 6; shows are comprised of musical theatre and popular music genres. This year’s productions will be The Hollywood Experience, Garden Experience and The Legends Experience. The 2017 cast will also feature as principal performers, once per week, in the newest concept The Essentials Show Dinner, a production collaboration between the Live Show Team, dancers, and international variety artists, staged in purposefully built show venues for adult only hotels. Seeking talent from Mallorca, PM; London, England. All applicants must hold a passport issued by the U.K. or an EU country. Note that all applicants must have strong vocal and dance abilities. You can view company's promotional material online at https://youtu.be/gs_WHnMWSe8, https://youtu.be/i-4v-izBNOs and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Tseh5KbzNM&t=6s. Apply directly with audio/video demos/showreels to: Juan Alvarez Espinosa (Coordinator of Entertainment & Shows) at aux.animacio@gardenhotels.com/phone: 0034 971 888 400.

TUI FAMILY LIFE RESORTS – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 28 - Live Business is casting singers for Tui Family Life Resorts. Performances run in Summer 2017, throughout the Mediterranean. Professional pay. Seeking—Singers (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, well-rounded entertainers for daytime and evening shows. Seeking talent from London, England. To apply, submit pix & résumés. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'AMERICA's HIT PARADE,' 'HAZZARD COUNTY HOEDOWN,' and 'ONCE UPON A DREAM' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 3 - The Grand Majestic Theater is seeking male singers who can dance/move to perform in both productions of America's Hit Parade, the hits of the '50s and '60s, a fun musical revue featuring jukebox hit songs; Hazzard County Hoedown, a spoof of the Dukes of Hazzard, featuring country and pop hits from the '80s and '90s; and Once Upon a Dream, a tribute to fairytale prince and princesses. Note: Performers must be able to relocate to East Tennessee for the duration of their contract. Rehearses at the end of Feb. in Pigeon Forge TN. Pays: $80-$100/show; duration of contract: four-, eight-, or ten-month term. Seeking—Leads, Step-Outs, Ensemble: 21-40. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. In your cover letter, include your availability date when you can relocate to TN. Must include headshot, current full-body shot, resume, demo reel, any YouTube clips, or audio/video of your talent. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

CELEBRITY CRUISES – MAR. 4 – ATLANTA - Celebrity Cruises Productions is seeking performers for Celebrity Cruises' productions aboard their fleet of nine ships. Casting specialist states: "They are seeking talent for their groundbreaking and award-winning productions. They offer modern luxury vacations, visiting all seven continents, where every detail is created to private an unmatchable experience." Six- to eight-month contracts on ships. Pays: $1000/wk. for lead vocalists. Pays: $800/wk. for singers who dance. Pays: $2383/month for dancers. Seeking—Singers Who Dance & Dancers Who Sing (Supporting): Males & Females, 18-32, seeking union and nonunion performers; female roles require height of 5’3”-5'9"; male roles require height of 5’8”-6'1.; athletic build and strong movement a must; men should be comfortable shirtless. Seeking all ethnicities. Male and female singers who dance and dancers who sing: seeking true triple threats; requires experienced and technically-trained vocalists with a strong dance background in jazz, ballet, commercial, and partnering. All female dancers must be able to perform in 3" heels, including leaps, turns, floor drops, and partnering. Women must have a strong pop/rock belt to D and men (bari-tenors) to an A4 or (tenors) to a C4. Must be capable of understudying lead vocalist tracks as well as performing in the ensemble of dancers. Singers’ call by appointment Mar 4, 2017 and Open Casting Call for dancers (sign-in 10am) at Dance 411 Studios (475 Moreland Ave. SE, Atlanta GA 30316). Seeking talent from Atlanta, GA. For singer appointments, submit headshot, resume, and link to promotional materials to the attention of Kate Lumpkin katelumpkincasting@gmail.com. For dancers who sing, bring your repertoire books with you to the audition should you be requested to come back and sing later the same day.

BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 7 - Busch Gardens/Adventure Island Tampa is seeking dancers, vocalists, actors, and stilt walkers for Busch Gardens Tampa. Coordinator states: "Basic requirements: Private instruction and/or two years' experience on specific talent or trade; ability to learn and execute instructions as dictated by show demand; outgoing and friendly personality--versatile and ability to improvise; flexible with work hours and working conditions; willingness to own and maintain items for position; ability to take and follow instructions, work solo and/or with group. Job responsibilities: Perform four to ten shows a day for up to 40 hours/week, to include special functions, rehearsals, and recording or training; assist with department cleanliness and attend mandatory special classes when necessary; provide certain necessary items for performance." Date(s) TBD at Busch Gardens Tampa, Tampa FL. Pay varies based on position. SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. Seeking—Vocalists: 18+, seeking energetic and powerful male and female singers with a contemporary pop/rock style for various shows throughout the park; high belt (females: high F, males: high G); able to perform multiple high-energy shows each day; must be able to sing a modern pop/rock style (i.e. Pink, Beyonce, Usher, Gavin Degraw); daytime and evening shifts available; must be able to move well. Prepare one pop/rock and one upbeat musical theater piece (16-32 bars). Bring a CD, mp3 player, or sheet music in your key. A cappella singing will not be permitted. Check www.buschgardensauditions.com for specific audition times and dates. Seeking talent from Tampa FL. Auditions are the first Tuesday of every month. Visit www.buschgardensauditions.com for arrival times, requirements, and current openings. An online application must be completed prior to arriving for your audition. Must be at least 18 years old.

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE – MAR. 8 - RWS Entertainment Group is seeking singers & singer/dancers for Emmy Award-winning RWS Entertainment Group productions aboard Holland America Line’s luxury ships. Rehearsals in NYC. Worldwide itineraries. No cruise staff duties. Pays $900-$1,200/week. Travel and lodging provided. Seeking—Male Singers & Singer-Dancers: must read late 20s to early 40s. 5’9” or taller. Attractive, masculine performers who can command a stage and tell a story, think leading man. Sensational tenors and bari-tenors with strong falsetto. Contemporary sounding voices with the ability to perform pop/rock. Strong harmonizing skills a must. Must be comfortable with guest interaction. Must move well; Female Singers & Singer-Dancers: must read late 20s to early 40s. 5’4” or taller. Attractive, mature performers who can command a stage and tell a story. Sensational belters with strong mix/head. Contemporary sounding voices with the ability to perform pop/rock. Strong harmonizing skills a must. Must be comfortable with guest interaction. Must move well. Open Casting Calls Mar 8 at 10am for Female Singers & 2pm for Male Singers at Prepare 16 bars of a pop/rock or contemporary musical theatre song showing range and personality. Bring sheet music in correct key; accompanist will be provided. Bring headshot and resume stapled together. You may be called back to move later the same day; bring dance clothes/shoes. Callbacks Mar. 9.

 

 

 

 

OPERA/CHORUS/VOCAL GROUPS:

'The YEOMEN Of The GUARD' – FEB. 25, 26 & 28 – SAN FRANCISCO - Lamplighters Music Theatre is casting The Yeomen of the Guard. Project description: "Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Yeomen of the Guard is perhaps the closest the pair came to writing a grand opera. While still containing much of the humor for which G&S are known, Yeomen is essentially a serious story. For many, it is the most beloved of the pair’s operettas for its intricate, brilliant plot, three-dimensional characters, gorgeous music, pathos and tragedy." Rehearsals begin late May. Performances to be held in four locations, around the San Francisco Bay Area CA. Stipends for leads will range from $250-$750, depending on size and difficulty of role and whether double-cast. All chorus singers will be offered expense reimbursement up to $200. Seeking—“Colonel Fairfax” (Lead): Male, 30-35, tenor; “Jack Point” (Lead): Male, 30-40, baritone, jester, must move well; “Sergeant Meryll” (Supporting): Male, 50-60, baritone; “Wilfred Shadbolt” (Supporting): Male, 25-35, bass or dark baritone, dim-witted; “Lieutenant Cholmondeley” (Supporting): Male, 40-50, baritone; “Leonard Meryll” (Supporting): Male, 30-35, tenor; “Elsie Maynard” (Lead): Female, 18-21, soprano; “Phoebe Meryll” (Lead): Female, 18-21, mezzo-soprano; “Dame Caruthers” (Supporting): Female, 45-55, contralto. Auditions by appointment Feb 25, 26 & 28 at Lamplighters Rehearsal Hall (469 Bryant Street, San Francisco CA 94107). To apply, submit pix & résumés. State your first and second choices of audition times. Be sure to include your phone number & email address. If you do not have email, call 415/227-4797, between the hours of 10am-5pm, Monday through Friday (however, email communication is preferred). For the preliminary audition, prepare two contrasting songs in English, preferably from an opera, operetta or classical music theatre, that you feel will show off your voice.

 

NOTABENE VOCAL ENSEMBLE – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 28 - NotaBene is casting for the NotaBene Vocal Ensemble. Project description: "Our dynamic a cappella ensemble repertoire incorporates a broad range of styles but mostly comprises modern/popular songs and we perform from memory, often incorporating a theatrical performance style into songs." Rehearsals run Monday evenings in Horfield, Bristol, UK. No pay. Seeking—Singers (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, upper tenor and a bass, a reasonable standard of music-reading is useful but not essential. Seeking talent from Bristol, England. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the group.

 

'OTELLO' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 5 – KENT, UK - Kent Opera is casting Verdi's Otello. Project description: "Kent Opera is inviting applications from singers to form a professional chorus of eight singers for this production of Verdi's Otello, sung in Italian and with a reduced chorus presence." Rehearsals run Mar. 27-Apr. 13, in Kent, UK. Performances tour April-May & October, throughout the UK. Additional tour dates to be scheduled. Rehearsals pay £9.75/hour plus travel if outside the M25. Performances pay £20/hour plus travel if outside the M25. Seeking—Chorus (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, singers to form a professional chorus of eight singers, must be Kent resident, will sing in Italian. Seeking talent from Kent, England. To apply, submit a biography, recent pic & a recording. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Kent Opera.

 

'REVEREND BILLY & The STOP SHOPPING CHOIR' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 7 - The Immediate Life is seeking singers for Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir. Director states: "Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir is an internationally renowned radical performance company in residence at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater with upcoming shows at St. John of the Divine and the Brooklyn Folk Festival. We are not religious. We make politically charged, activist performance theater. We have toured all over the world, and performed at many music, theater and art festivals. We opened for Neil Young last year. We are a mixed-age, race, class, sex 35-voice choir with long- and short-term membership. We are seeking singers (especially sopranos) who want to express their values and change the world. Some touring. We are extremely committed to diversity." Regular rehearsals Sun. evenings (5pm-8pm) in the East Village, NYC; regular performances ongoing locally, with some touring. This is a volunteer choir. Per diem and some pay for traveling. Seeking—Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, especially seeking sopranos, but will always meet with a great singer. Seeking talent from Brooklyn, New York NY. Let casting personnel know a little about yourself, not just your performance history but what you are passionate about, what you believe in, and how you are feeling about the current political situation.

 

 

 

STAGE SHOWS:

'ANYTHING GOES' FEB. 10 & MAR. 9 – TAYLORSVILLE - Taylorsville Arts Council is casting the musical Anything Goes. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/TaylorsvilleArtCouncil.” Rehearses evenings & weekends, beginning in May. Performances will run July 12-17 (except Sunday) at the Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) Redwood Campus in Taylorsville UT. No pay. Seeking—All Roles: 10+, seeking men, women & families. Open Casting Calls Feb 10 from 6:30pm-9am and Mar 9 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Taylorsville City Hall (2600 West Taylorsville BlvdTaylorsville UT 84129). Prepare 32 measures of a Broadway song in the style of the show; an accompanist, CD and MP3 will be available. There will be a tap clinic to get prepared for the dance portion of call backs on Feb. 11, 1:30pm-3pm at the Taylorsville Senior Citizen Center (4743 Plymouth View Drive).

 

EQUITY, 'SWEENEY TODD' – FEB. 13 & 21 – WEST PALM BEACH - Palm Beach Dramaworks is casting Equity actors-singers for Sweeney Todd. Rehearses June 20-July 13; runs July 14-Aug 6 or 13 in West Palm Beach FL. Pays $684/wk. Equity SPT Tier 10 Agreement. Seeking—“Sweeney Todd:” Male, 40-50, a wrongfully imprisoned barber looking to reclaim the family he has lost; initially, a conflicted seeker of revenge though develops into a cold blooded assassin; vocal range top: G-flat4; vocal range bottom: F2; “Mrs. Lovett:” Female, 35-45, a manipulative charmer with tremendous insight into the motivating factors of others; strong sexuality and sensuality which she deploys on Sweeny; vocal range top: E5; vocal range bottom: G3; “Anthony Hope:” Male, 20-30, a jock; idealistic and easily swayed; his love for Joanna is initially based on saving the “damsel in distress”, but develops into a deeper level; vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: B-flat2; “Johanna:” Female, 18-21, headstrong, desperate to experience something resembling a life; vocal range top: A5; vocal range bottom: B-flat3; “Tobias Ragg:” Male, 12-18, orphan desperately seeking a semblance of a family structure; latches on to Mrs. Lovett as a mother figure; vocal range top: A-flat4; vocal range bottom: B-flat2; “Judge Turpin:” Male, 50-65, a lecherous public official who portrays himself as a sanctimonious authoritarian; he takes advantage of his position in the city and is responsible for imprisoning Todd; vocal range top: Gb4; vocal range bottom: E2; The Beadle: Male, 40-55, a sycophant who relishes his ability to dominate others; sees himself as well liked and man of the town; vocal range top: D5; vocal range bottom: D3; Beggar Woman: Female, 35-50, a deranged and schizophrenic woman who harbors a dark, surprising secret; vocal range top: F5; vocal range bottom: A-flat3; “Adolfo Pirelli:” Male, 30-45, a flamboyant Italian rival barber; a charlatan with a secret past; vocal range top: C5; vocal range bottom: B2; doubles as Male Factory Worker; “Jonas Fogg:” Male, 35-60, the owner of Fogg's Asylum; he sells the hair of madmen to wigmakers; vocal type: bass-baritone; doubles as Male Factory Worker; Male Factory Worker: 30-40, plays multiple roles; vocal type; bass-baritone; Female Factory Worker 1: 20-45, plays multiple roles; vocal type: soprano; Female Factory Worker 2: 20-45, plays multiple roles; vocal type: alto. Equity Principal Auditions Feb 13 from 10am-5pm and Feb 20 from 3pm-8pm at Palm Beach Dramaworks (201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach FL 33401; Parking behind the theatre in City Garage or off-street meters available.). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Seeking to cast non-traditionally, Equity actor/singers for various roles. Actors of all ethnicities encouraged. Prepare two brief, contrasting contemporary musical theatre selections, one of which must be a Sondheim piece. Bring three headshots and resumes. AEA members may email appointment request to NGheridian@palmbeachdramaworks.org. No phone calls. AEA members without appointments seen as time permits. For more info, visit www.PalmBeachDramaworks.org.

 

UNIFIED GENERAL AUDITIONS (UGAs) – FEB. 15 & 16, MAR. 21 & 22 – VANCOUVER - Each spring the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA) holds Unified General Auditions (UGAs). Project description: "An opportunity for local theatre actors to be seen by casting directors from throughout the region." Rehearsals and performances dependent upon roles. Productions in the Vancouver, BC area. Pay rates vary depending on work booked. Seeking—All Roles (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+. Auditions by appointment Feb 15 & 16 for UGA qualifying auditions and Mar 21 & 22 in Vancouver, BC. All applicants must consult the GVPTA eligibility requirements to see if they are eligible to apply for the Unified General Auditions, available at http://www.gvpta.ca/uga-for-actors. To participate in the UGAs, non-union performers and performers who have not qualified for the UGAs in previous years must first attend the UGA Qualifiers. For all auditions, GVPTA membership must be current. If eligible, submit a registration form at tinyurl.com/GVPTA2017. Actors will have a total of two minutes for your audition, not including your introduction. We strongly recommend presenting two contrasting monologues, both within the two-minute total time allotted. A chair will be provided in the space. All pieces must be memorized. Singers who also opt for a musical audition will have two minutes for this musical portion.

 

EQUITY, 'RAGTIME' & 'COMPANY' – FEB. 17 & 22 - Barrington Stage Company is casting two productions for the Barrington Stage Company: Ragtime (Terrence McNally, book; Stephen Flaherty, music; Lynn Ahrens, lyrics; Rehearsals begin May 30; previews begin June 21; runs June 24-July 15); and Company (Stephen Sondheim, music & lyrics; George Furth, book; Rehearsals begin July 18; previews begin Aug. 12; runs Aug. 13-Sep. 2). Productions run in Pittsfield MA. Pays: $550/wk. Equity LOA referenced to COST. Seeking—Actors Who Sing: Males & Females, 18+. For RAGTIME - MOTHER: Female, 35-40, A product of the upper class, she is poised, proper, and beautiful. Underlying this exterior is a passionate fiery spirit and a kind heart. Lyric Mezzo Soprano, Vocal Range: G up to E5; COALHOUSE WALKER JR.: Male, 25-35, Sophisticated, romantic, and proud, Coalhouse’s gentle spirit is tested by how he is treated as an African American in the early 20th Century. Confident and stubborn, he is pushed to the point of violence by repeated injustices and a system set up for his failure. Vocal Range: Baritone with a strong upper range, Low G to A4; SARAH: Female, 20-25, Her shyness and innocence give way to a deeply emotional and strong willed woman. Vocal Range: Lyric Soprano, G up to F5; TATEH: Male, 35-45, An artist and loving father, he embodies the determined spirit and ingenuity of the American Jewish Immigrant experience. Vocal Range: Bari-Tenor, A3 up to F5; FATHER: A wealthy and successful business man, he is resistant to the social and political changes shaking his traditional view of America. Vocal Range: Baritone, A to F5; YOUNGER BROTHER: Male, 20-30, Idealistic and searching for a sense of self, he is inspired by the teachings of the revolutionary Emma Goldman and joins The Coalhouse Gang in the fight for social justice. Vocal Range: Tenor, B up to F5; LITTLE BOY: Male, 8-10; The son of an upper class New Rochelle family. Precocious and highly observant, he is uniquely prescient about the changing world. Vocal Range: Alto, E to D5; LITTLE GIRL: Female, 8-10, The earnest and sweet young daughter of TATEH, she is excited by the unlimited opportunity of America; Vocal Range Mezzo Middle C up to D5; EVELYN NESBIT/ENSEMBLE: Female, 25-30, A vaudeville performer, she is the iconic symbol of sex and celebrity at the turn of the 20th century. Mezzo Soprano, B to D5; EMMA GOLDMAN/ENSEMBLE: Female, 40-50, Famous as an anarchist and revolutionary, she is a social activist with a commanding presence. A full-voiced rabble-rouser who can inspire a crowd. Vocal Range: Alto, E to D5; WILLIE CONKLIN/ENSEMBLE: Male, 25-35; An exterior joviality belies his mean spirit and intolerance towards Coalhouse and the African American community. Baritone, D4 up to F5; J.P. MORGAN/ENSEMBLE: A pompous and incredibly wealthy businessman Male, 40-60. Baritone, D to E4; HARRY HOUDINI/ENSEMBLE: The famous magician and bodybuilder, he represents the success of the American Immigrant. Male, 35-50, Tenor 2, D to G4; HENRY FORD/ENSEMBLE: The bombastic American inventor and entrepreneur who is both a visionary and a bigot. Male, 40-60, Tenor 1, C up to G5; GRANDFATHER/ENSEMBLE: The father of MOTHER, he is upper class and entirely resistant to the social and political changes happening in America, Baritone; Female #3 ENSEMBLE: portrays members of both the upper crust world of New Rochelle and the Jewish Immigrant community of the Lower East Side. Soprano 1; HM #1 BOOKER T. WASHINGTON/ENSEMBLE, Male, 40-50, An eloquent and educated orator, he preaches peace and cooperation between the races as the key to the success of African American community in America. Baritone, C3 up to E4; HF# 1 SARAH’S FRIEND/ENSEMBLE: Warm and soulful, she ferociously leads the Harlem Ensemble during Sarah’s funeral Female, 20-30, Alto/Belt – Gospel; HF #2 ENSEMBLE: Portrays various members of the African American community at the turn of the 20th Century. Soprano; HM #2 ENSEMBLE: Portrays various members of the African American community at the turn of the 20th Century, Baritone; HM #3 ENSEMBLE: Portrays various members of the African American community at the turn of the 20th Century Tenor 1; HM #4 ENSEMBLE: Portrays various members of the African American community at the turn of the 20th Century. Tenor 2; for COMPANY – BOBBY: Male, Age 35, Vocal Range: Baritone G2-G4; Charming, funny, handsome, and perennially single; SARAH: Female, Age 35-40, Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano G-sharp3/A-flat3 to A5, Trying to lose weight and preoccupied with food and her diet; HARRY: Male, Age 35-40, Vocal Range: Baritone A3 up to A5, Affable and friendly, he is also an alcoholic in self-denial; SUSAN: Female, Age 30-40, Vocal Range: Soprano C3-A5, A delicate southern belle and a wonderful wife who suffers from fainting spells; PETER: Male, Age: 35-40, Vocal Range: Baritone A2-G4, The perfect Ivy League husband, who is perhaps gay and interested in Bobby; JENNY: Female, Age: 35-40, Vocal Range: Soprano C3-A5, Very middle-class, very conservative. Sweet but square; DAVID: Male, Age: 35-40, Vocal Range: Baritone A2 up to G4; Very middle-class, very stylish. Relaxed, in control, and perhaps a bit controlling of his wife; AMY: Female, Age: 30-35, Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano A3-G5; She's a frantic, neurotic, loving woman. Excellent comedic timing and ability to sing at breakneck speed a must; PAUL: Male, Age: 35-40, Vocal Range Tenor B3-A4, coolly loving and patient; JOANNE: Female, Age: 40-55, Vocal Range: Alto E3-A5, A sharp-tongued broad whose drunken scorn for others is matched only by her self-contempt. She is acerbic, funny, brassy, and demanding. Excellent comedic timing and strong belt; LARRY: Male, Age: 45-55, Vocal Range: A2-G4, A wealthy and self-aware man. He is stoic, centered, mature and fully accepting of his difficult wife; APRIL: Female, Age: 25-35, Vocal range: Mezzo-Soprano B3-A5, A flight attendant from Shaker Heights, a bit ditzy but adorable and big hearted; KATHY: Female, Age 25-35, Vocal Range: Soprano B3 up to A5, sweet and vulnerable; MARTA: Female, Age: 20-30, Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano B3-G5, Strong belt. Eclectic, Funky and funny,    Equity Principal Audition by appointment Feb 17 from 10am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-1:30pm) at Barrington Stage (30 Union St., Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, Pittsfield MA 01201); Equity Chorus Calls Feb 22 at 9:30am for Equity male singers & 2pm for Equity female singers at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). MA EPA: Call 413/499-5446 between 9:30am-5:30pm to schedule an audition. Equity Members without an appointment will be seen as time permits. Prepare 32 bars of a traditional up-tempo song that shows your range. An accompanist will be provided. Bring headshot and resume stapled together. NYC ECC: ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare 16 bars of a traditional up-tempo song that shows your range. An accompanist will be provided. Bring headshot and resume stapled together.

 

'SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE!' – FEB. 19 & 22 – CARY - Spotlight Youth Theater is casting Schoolhouse Rock Live!, a musical. Project description: "Sing and dance the hits from Schoolhouse Rock, Live!" Rehearsals begin April 10, in Cary IL. School tours around the Cary area April 24-May 26. Must have own transportation for tour. Pays $150 per week of rehearsals; $40 per performance. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): 19-30, extremely talented singers, dancers, and actors. While on the tour, these performers should be dependable, responsible, able to represent Spotlight in a professional manner, load in, setup, load out, and problem solve at each performance. Auditions by appointment Feb 19 from 11am-5pm and Feb 22 at 1pm at Spotlight Youth Theatre (755 Industrial Drive, Cary IL 60013). Prepare 32 bars or (one minute) of a musical theater song in a 70's pop musical style. Choose a song other than from Schoolhouse Rock Live. An accompanist will be available upon request, or you may bring your own track on CD/smartphone. Bring pix & résumés. See 'Callback Materials' one week prior to auditions on our website for sheet music and tracks of songs you may be asked to sing additionally during your audition slot. Note: There will be a brief dance call (musical theater style) after your vocal audition. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

'IT's ONLY LIFE' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 20 - Art-In-Relation is seeking strong singers who can move well and know how to tell a story through song for It's Only Life, a musical. Runs June 9-July 2 (Thurs.-Sun. at 8pm; Sun. matinees at 2pm) in Long Beach CA. Equity 49-Seat Contract. Nonunion will be paid a stipend. Seeking—Cast Member (Lead): Males & Females, 18+, all actors must be able to sing intricate harmonies, create a distinct character, and really interpret and work to understand the beautiful music of John Bucchino. Seeking talent from Long Beach CA. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Art-In-Relation.

 

'INTO The WOODS' – FEB. 20-22 – CLIFFSIDE PARK - Park Players Productions, Inc. is casting a community theater company production of Into the Woods, presented through arrangement with Music Theater International. Performance materials also provided by MTI. Rehearsals begin in late Feb. 2017 in Cliffside Park NJ. Actors are not paid by this company. Seeking—All Roles Except “Little Red” and The Narrator: 18-70. Open Casting Calls Feb 20 from 7:15pm-9:30pm, Feb 21 from 7:15pm-9:30pm and Feb 22 from 7:15pm-9:30pm at Trinity Episcopal Church (555 Palisade Ave., Cliffside Park NJ 07010). Come prepared with an upbeat ballad, Stephen Sondheim preferred. For info, call 551/206-9772 or 201/941-6030.

 

PRATHER ENTERTAINMENT GROUP/PRATHER TOURING SEASON – FEB. 20-22 - Prather Entertainment is casting upcoming seasons at the Dutch Apple (PA), Broadway Palm (FL), Off-Broadway Palm (FL), and Prather Touring--National Touring Co. Broadway Palm (Ft. Myers, FL) season includes: Jesus Christ Superstar (tour from PA and Theatre League: Feb. 9-May 14); Clue, the Musical (May 4-June 24); Mary Poppins (June 15-Aug. 12); Pippin (from national tour: Oct. 8-Nov. 18). Dutch Apple (Lancaster PA) season includes: My Fair Lady (Mar. 9-May 14); Peter Pan (June 15-Aug. 12); Pippin (from national tour: Aug. 3-Sep. 23): and Buddy (Sep. 14-Nov. 11). Prather Touring season includes: Pippin, 2017 National Tour (Jan. 4-Sep. 23). Contacts for PA and FL include housing, meals on performance days, round-trip transportation, health club membership, and comp tickets. Contracts for Prather Touring include housing, per diem, round trip transportation. All venues include professional weekly salary. Seeking—All Roles: 18-65. Open Casting Calls for singing auditions Feb 20 from 10am-5pm & Feb 21 from 10am-5pm; and by appointment for dance auditions Feb 22 from 10am-6pm at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., New York NY 10018). Must attend the singing auditions in order to be called back to dance audition. Callbacks Feb 23 by appointment. Seeking talent from Ft Myers FL. Non-Equity. Bring two pix/resumes. 16 bars. Must attend the singing auditions in order to be called back to dance.

 

'HEATHERS: The MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 21 - Trinity College is seeking three adults (1 female, 2 males) for Heathers: The Musical; Laurence O’Keefe & Kevin Murphy, book, music, & lyrics; Daniel Waters, original screenplay. Rehearsals begin late January; performs Apr. 27-29, 2017 in Goodwin Theatre/Austin Arts Center at Trinity College in Hartford CT. Seeking—Ram’s Dad/Big Bud Dean/Coach Ripper (Supporting): Male, 40-60, Ram's Dad: a former football player turned suburban dad, has never outgrown his high school glory days; hates weakness, but capable of soul-searching when tragedy strikes. Also plays Big Bud Dean: J.D.’s single dad; big jolly personality that barely conceals the enormous rage bubbling just below the surface; quite possibly a serial bomber. Also plays Coach Ripper: stalwart, man’s man; quick to defend his players; Ms. Fleming/Veronica’s Mom/ (Supporting): Female, 35-55, Ms. Fleming: aging hippie teacher, still yarning for the day of the Age of Aquarius; resentful of today’s entitled youth, protective of the underdogs; despite a penchant for self-promotion, genuinely cares about the students in her charge. Also plays Veronica's Mom: easygoing, distant, yet capable of laying down the law. Voice: Great belt up to C, higher welcome; Kurt’s Dad/Veronica’s Dad/Principal Gowen (Supporting): Male, 40-60, Kurt's Dad: straight-laced, very conservative, also former football player; a simple guy, not book smart, you’d be happy to share a beer with him. Also plays Veronica's Dad: easygoing and distant. Also plays Principal Gowen: rumpled, burned out, hates conflict. Voice: baritone/tenor; power country/Gospel belt to G, higher welcome. Seeking talent from Hartford CT. Submit resumes, links, and videos via Backstage and to heatherstrinity@gmail.com.

 

EQUITY, HANGAR THEATRE 2017 SEASON – FEB. 21 - Hangar Theatre is seeking Equity actors for the 2017 summer season including: Disgraced (Portland Stage Company, co-prod.-casting), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Stephen Sondheim, music & lyrics; Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart, book; Rehearsals begin June 13; runs June 30-July 15), Dégagé (Mimi Quillin, writer; Rehearsals begin July 4; runs July 21-29), The Foreigner (Larry Shue, writer; Rehearsals begin July 18; runs Aug. 4-12), and Shakespeare's R & J (Joe Calarco, adaptation; Rehearsals begin Aug. 1; runs Aug. 18-Sep. 2). Season rehearses and runs in Ithaca NY. Pays: $567/wk. Equity SPT 8 Contract. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 18+. For A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM - Equity contracts are available for the following five roles: PSEUDOLUS: Any age, any gender. Quick-witted, crafty, scheming and a brilliant thinker-on-his-feet. The ultimate, loveable trickster; SENEX: 40s–50s. A submissive man dominated by his wife and desperate for any kind of amorous experience. Impeccable comedic timing. Baritone B2-G4; DOMINA: 40s-50s. A dominating shrew of a wife. Impeccable comedic timing. Mezzo-Soprano B3-F5; MILES GLORIOSUS: Early 20s. A Roman captain. Strong, pompous, almost as in love with himself as everyone else is. Impeccable comedic timing. Bass-baritone B3-F5; LYCUS: 40+, female (IMPORTANT NOTE: in this production the character will be female). A Madame who runs the house of Courtesans. Entrepreneurial, enterprising, always on the look-out for a good  deal. Impeccable comedic timing; THE FOLLOWING ROLES ARE CAST AND/OR WILL BE CAST WITH NON-EQUITY PERFORMERS - HERO: Early 20s. Young, romantic, inexperienced, dramatic. Impeccable comedic timing. Tenor B2-G4. THIS ROLE IS CAST; HYSTERIUM: Any age. Chief slave. Anxious, wound-up, eager. Impeccable comedic timing. Baritone G5-D4. THIS ROLE IS CAST; PHILIA: Early 20s. A virgin in the House of Lycus. Young, innocent, devoted and naïve. Impeccable comedic timing. Soprano B3-G5. THIS ROLE IS CAST; ERRONIOUS: a befuddled old man who is partially blind and always confused, Erronius spends most of the play bemoaning his two children who were kidnapped by pirates years ago. THIS ROLE IS CAST. Equity Principal Audition Feb 21 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). EPA procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief (one-minute) monologue in the style of something in the season or a brief, traditional musical theater song in the style of "Forum" or a one-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song. Bring pix & resume, stapled together. If unable to attend EPA, send pix & resume to Michael Cassara Casting; 333 W. 39th St.; Ste. 800; New York NY; 10018 or email submissions@michaelcassara.net. For more info, visit http://www.hangartheatre.org.

 

EQUITY, BARNSTROMERS THEATRE 2017 SUMMER SEASON – FEB. 21 - Barnstormers Inc. is casting Equity actors and actor-singers for the 2017 Summer Season including: Spamalot (Monty Python, Eric Idle and John Du Prez, playwrights. Rehearsals begin June 19; runs June 29-July 8), The Ghost Train (Arnold Ridley, playwright. Rehearsals begin July 3; runs July 13-22), My Three Angeles (Sam and Bella Spewack, playwrights. Rehearsals begin July 17; runs July 27-Aug. 5), Toward Zero, (Agatha Christie, playwright. Rehearsals begin July 31; runs Aug. 10-19), and Noises Off, (Michael Frayn, playwright. Rehearsals begin Aug. 14; runs Aug. 24-Sep. 2). Season runs in Tamworth NH. Pays $564/wk. Equity CORST Category zz Agreement. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Audition Feb 21 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 16th fl., New York NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Total audition time should not exceed two minutes. Prepare 16 bars of a song and a brief monologue. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring picture and resume. Note: An accompanist will only be provided on the Feb. 21 EPA. For more info, visit www.barnstormerstheatre.org.

 

'AMERICA IS HARD TO SEE' – FEB. 21 - Life Jacket Theatre Company is seeking strong actors who sing for a staged reading of a new play, America is Hard to See.  Travis Russ, dir.-playwright; Priscilla Holbrook, music-lyrics-music dir.; Synopsis: Based on interviews and archival research, this groundbreaking play by Travis Russ investigates Miracle Village, a religious rural community for convicted sex offenders, buried deep in Florida's sugarcane fields.  Director states: "We are looking for a cohesive company of actors who will portray multiple characters and sing at various points in the play. The songs range from original folk/indie songs based on actual interview transcripts to traditional religious hymns. Actors must be able to sing with simplicity, warmth, and sincerity as well as in harmony. This is produced by the award-winning Life Jacket Theatre Company (from the company that brought you 'Gorey'–-a Critic’s Pick by the NYTimes & Time Out NY; nominated for seven 2016 New York Innovative Theatre Awards)." Seeking—Actors 1-5: Males & Females, 18-70; Actor 6: Male, 28-38, must be able to read music and be very proficient at playing piano; Actor 7: Male, 18-25, must be proficient at playing guitar. Audition by appointment Feb 21 in New York NY. Callbacks Feb 28 by invitation. Include a reel/video of you singing any type of song. For more information, visit www.LifeJacketTheatre.org.

 

EQUITY, 'RAGTIME' and 'COMPANY' – FEB. 21 - Barrington Stage Company is seeking Equity actor-singers for various roles in Ragtime (Terrence McNally, book; Stephen Flaherty, music; Lynn Ahrens, lyrics; Rehearsals begin May 30; previews begin June 21; opens June 24; closes July 15); and Company (Stephen Sondheim, music-lyrics; George Furth, book; Rehearsals begin July 18; previews begin Aug. 12; opens Aug. 13; closes Sep. 2). For Ragtime, one of the most significant differences between the two versions is in the vocal ranges of the characters, which change pretty substantially to accommodate the difference in orchestration. All performers must be extraordinary singers who act (not actors who sing). Synopsis of "Company": Stephen Sondheim’s groundbreaking musical is a brilliant and wildly funny look at relationships. Over a series of dinner parties, dates and conversations with his friends, the perennially single Bobby attempts to understand the pros and cons of marriage—and the meaning of the word "commitment." Shows rehearse and run in Pittsfield MA. Pays: $550/wk. Equity LOA ref. to COST Contract. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: 18+. For RAGTIME - MOTHER: A product of the upper class, she is poised, proper, and beautiful. Female, 35-40, Lyric Mezzo Soprano, Vocal Range: G up to E5; COALHOUSE WALKER JR.: Sophisticated, romantic, and proud, Coalhouse’s gentle spirit is tested by how he is treated as an African American in the early 20th  Century. Male, 25-35, Vocal Range: Baritone with a strong upper range. Low G to A4; SARAH: Her shyness and innocence give way to a deeply emotional and strong willed woman. Female, 20-25, Vocal Range: Lyric Soprano, G up to F5; TATEH: An artist and loving father, he embodies the determined spirit and ingenuity of the American Jewish Immigrant experience. Male, 35-45, Vocal Range: Bari/tenor A3 up to F5; FATHER: A wealthy and successful business man, he is resistant to the social and political changes shaking his traditional view of America. Male, 35-45, Vocal Range: Baritone A to F5; YOUNGER BROTHER: Idealistic and searching for a sense of self, he is inspired by the teachings of the revolutionary Emma Goldman and joins The Coalhouse Gang in the fight for social justice, Male, 20-30, Vocal Range: Tenor B up to F5; LITTLE BOY: The son of an upper class New Rochelle family. Precocious and highly observant, he is uniquely prescient about the changing world. Male, 8-10, Vocal Range: Alto E to D5; LITTLE GIRL: The earnest and sweet young daughter of TATEH, she is excited by the unlimited opportunity of America. Female, 8-10, Vocal Range Mezzo Middle C up to D5 (Practically no solo singing); for COMPANY – BOBBY: Charming, funny, handsome, and perennially single. Vocal Range: Baritone G2 up to G4, Male, Age 35; SARAH: Trying to lose weight and preoccupied with food and her diet. She has taken up karate, which is no substitute. She's a crisply critical woman. Female, Age 35-40, Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano G-sharp3/A-flat3 up to F-sharp5/G5; HARRY: Affable and friendly, he is also an alcoholic in self-denial. Male, Age 35-40, Vocal Range: Baritone A3 up to A5; SUSAN: A delicate southern belle and a wonderful wife who suffers from fainting spells. Female, Age 30-40, Vocal Range: Soprano C3 up to G-sharp5/A5; PETER: The perfect Ivy League husband, who is perhaps gay and interested in Bobby. Male, Age: 35-40, Vocal Range: Baritone A2 up to G4; JENNY: Very middle-class, very conservative. Sweet but square. Female, Age: 35-40, Vocal Range: Soprano C3 up to A-sharp/B5; DAVID: Very middle-class, very stylish. Relaxed, in control, and perhaps a bit controlling of his wife. Male, Age: 35-40, Vocal Range: Baritone A2 up to G4; AMY: A bride-to-be who's been living with her boyfriend and in therapy for years. She's a frantic, neurotic, loving woman. Excellent comedic timing and ability to sing at breakneck speed a must; Female, Age: 30-35, Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano A3 up to G5; PAUL: Amy's fiancé - coolly loving and patient in contrast to Amy's neurotic nature. Male, Age: 35-40, Vocal Range Tenor B3-A4; JOANNE: A sharp-tongued broad whose drunken scorn for others is matched only by her self-contempt. She is acerbic, funny, brassy, and demanding. Excellent comedic timing and strong belt, Female, Age: 40-55, Vocal Range: Alto E3 up to F-sharp5/G5; LARRY: Joanne's husband. A wealthy and self-aware man. He is stoic, centered, mature and fully accepting of his difficult wife. Male, Age: 45-55, Vocal Range: A2 up to G4; APRIL: A flight attendant from Shaker Heights and one of Bobby’s love interests. She is a bit ditzy but adorable and big hearted. Female, Age: 25-35, Vocal range: Mezzo-Soprano B3 up to F-sharp5/G; KATHY: She's lived in New York, but is skipping town to find rural contentment in her home town. One of Bobby’s love interests, she is sweet and vulnerable. Female, Age 25-35, Vocal Range: Soprano B3 up to A5; MARTA: Eclectic. Funky and funny, she rarely ventures north of 14th Street. Seeking adventure in New York and dating Bobby. Strong belt, Female, Age: 20-30, Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano B3 up to G-5. Equity Principal Audition Feb 21 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief traditional up-tempo song that shows your range. An accompanist will be provided. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together.

 

EQUITY, NEW HARMONY THEATRE 2017 SEASON – FEB. 21 - New Harmony Theatre is casting Equity actors and actor-singers for various roles in the 2017 season. Also seeking an actor/piano player for the role of Cosme in Souvenir. Season includes: Around the World in 80 Days by Mark Brown (reh. June 6), Ruthless! The Musical by Joal Paley and Marvin Laird (reh. June 27), and Souvenir: A Fantasia on the life of Florence Foster Jenkins by Stephen Temperley" (reh. July 11). Season runs in Evansville IN. Pays approximately $637/wk. Equity LOA ref. to LORT Contract. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: Males & Females, 18+. RUTHLESS, THE MUSICAL - SYLVIA ST. CROIX: male or female; preference is for whoever embodies this character, of uncertain origin; she was a frustrated, failed actress now acting like a talent scout and personal agent, fully grounded in the “biz” side of showbiz. Perhaps a husky smoker’s voice? A failed actress. In the end reveals she is a legendary former Broadway musical star, so an ability to blend in a bit of some famous leading ladies couldn’t hurt; JUDY DENMARK: female, Mother of a talented daughter, she embodies the fifties housewife but with a desperate something extra. She transforms and finishes the act like Gloria Swanson, if Gloria had been Mary Martin; TINA DENMARK: female, youthful adult actress 18+; A third grade stage prodigy who plays the innocent child, but whose desire for stardom reveals the monster underneath. Looking for an adult actress for the role. Small stature preferred. Short and Petite; MYRNA THORN/MISS BLOCK: female; We all know a Miss Thorn, one of those drama teachers who lack all sense of perspective; Miss Block is a reporter with an often undisguised interest in women; LOUISE LERMAN/EVE: female; Louise is a grade schooler who will be played by an adult, spoiled, petulant, and a bit thickheaded, who lords her status in the school play over Tina; LITA ENCORE: female; Judy’s mother and Tina’s grandmother, Lita is also a theatre critic. Any good actor knows how to play that one, with revenge in mind; for SOUVENIR: A Fantasia on the life of Florence Foster Jenkins - FLORENCE FOSTER JENNKINS: female, middle age to late middle age; This is a historical character, Jenkins is tone-deaf, but gripped by the delusion she has operatic singing talent. Must be able to sing shrilly and operatically against the pitch. Florence audition preparation note: Prepare 16 bars from an aria in Italian or German, to be performed both on pitch and off pitch. Also prepare a monologue of choice; COSME MCMOON: male, a pianist, middle aged; MUST PLAY PIANO. Jenkins’ accompanist who bonds over time with his employer, is both in the scene and a narrator, navigates the ridiculous with an understated tact; Cosme audition preparation note: Actors must demonstrate strong piano skills, an ability to support an operatic recital, and to play challenging classical pieces with sensitivity. Please bring a brief classical piece for piano. You may also be given a piece to play while you are here. Also prepare a brief monologue no more than 1 minute. Equity Principal Audition Feb 21 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 16th Fl., New York NY 10018). Total audition time not to exceed 2 minutes. Bring picture and resume. For Around the World..., read from the sides provided which will be a section of dialogue in which the actor will be playing all of the roles on the page and varying dialect; of special interest will be high & low British dialects which may range into Scottish & Irish as well as French, Hindi and Chinese. For Ruthless, prepare a one-minute monologue acted in the style of 1950s movie melodrama and 16 bars of a song showing belt. For Florence in Souvenir, prepare 16 bars from an aria in Italian or German, to be performed both on pitch and off pitch and prepare a monologue of choice; for Cosme, actors must demonstrate strong piano skills, an ability to support an operatic recital, and to play challenging classical pieces with sensitivity; bring a brief classical piece for piano; you may also be given a piece to play while you are here; also prepare a brief monologue no more than one minute. EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

 

CONNECTICUT REPERTORY THEATRE – FEB. 21 - University of Connecticut is casting actors and singers for various roles in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's upcoming 2017 Nutmeg Summer Series, to include 1776 (Peter Stone, music & lyrics; Sherman Edwards, book. Rehearsals begin May 16; runs June 1-10), Noises Off (Michael Frayn, playwright. Rehearsals begin May 30; runs June 15-25), and Newsies (Alan Menken, music; Jack Feldman, lyrics; Harvey Fiersein, book. Rehearsals begin June 20; runs July 6-16). Season rehearses and runs in Storrs CT. Pays: $629/wk. Equity URTA Tier II Contract. Seeking—All Roles: 18+. For 1776 - JOHN ADAMS: Delegate from Massachusetts. A dutiful husband. Opinionated, passionate, and a bit boisterous, he wears his age with pride. Starving for independence from England. The character is male, in his 40s. Range: C3 to F-sharp4; THOMAS JEFFERSON: Delegate from Virginia. Though noticeably tall, Jefferson is mild-mannered and sweet. Along with being a well-read man, he is very much in love with his wife. The character is male in his thirties. Vocal range: G4-C3; JOHN DICKINSON: Delegate from Pennsylvania. A thin, hawkish gentleman. He is sharp-tongued and a touch detestable. The character is male in his 40s. Vocal Range: E4-A2; ABIGAIL ADAMS: Living wife to John Adams. Intelligent, quick-witted and talented with a pen, Abigail is a radiant beauty. Every bit as bright as her husband. The character is female in her thirties. Vocal Range: F5 to D-flat4; for NEWSIES - JACK KELLY: Male, late teens to mid-20s. The leader of the Newsies. A street-smart kid with a dark artistic soul right beneath the bluster. Not a blowhard, the kid's the real thing. Must have a great tenor voice and great dance ability. Vocal Range: C3-G4; CRUTCHIE: Male, 17-22 years old. A slight, sickly boy with a huge heart. He walks with the aid of a crutch due to a bad leg. A real charmer. Tenor, Vocal range: G4-C3; KATHERINE PLUMBER: Female, in her early twenties. The strong willed daughter of Pulitzer. This young lady drips smarts, opinions and confidence. A young Katherine Hepburn or Ellen Page. This damsel needs no prince to save her. Must have a great pop/contemporary musical theatre voice with a high belt. Vocal Range: A3-E5; JOSEPH PULITZER: Male, in his 40s-50s. Baritone. A politician and the greedy publisher of the New York World newspaper, his only concern; MEDDA LARKIN: Female between 25-45 years old. A vaudeville star, and owns her own theatre. Risqué, tough with a big voice and great comic delivery. Audition by appointment Feb 21 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018). EPA procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity monitor will be provided. Prepare either a brief monologue, a brief song, or a one-minute monologue along with 16 bars of a song. If singing, bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Bring pix & resume, stapled together. For more info, visit www.crt.uconn.edu.

 

'La CAGE Aux FOLLES' – FEB. 21 & 22 – NYACK - Elmwood Community Playhouse is casting La Cage aux Folles, produced by the Elmwood Playhouse in Nyack NY. Seeking all roles, with an emphasis on the six cagelles. This is the 2010 Menier Chocolate Factory revival version. Rehearsals begin Mar. 1; runs May 12-June 10 at the Elmwood Community Playhouse. Six Cagelles Plus Jacob (Chorus/Ensemble): 18-40, all must be strong trained dancers who can sing; ideally looking for five males and two females; also looking for an acrobat; if you do not have formal tap training, do not let this discourage you from auditioning; Other Roles: 18+, ALBIN/ZAZA A performer of star quality; mature; great powerhouse of a Broadway voice; fine comic actor; GEORGES a star; mature and attractive; good singer; energetic, loving and caring; must move well; JEAN-MICHEL must appear to be 20 years old; handsome, masculine, well mannered, educated; desperately in love with his fiancée, Anne; lyric baritone who acts and moves well; JACOB male butler/maid in his early 20’s; comedian who sings and moves well; ANNE 18-21; Jean-Michel’s fiancée; lovely to look at; spunky; a superb dancer who acts well; DINDON Anne’s father; right wing radical politician; politician; pompous; quirky; must sing, move well and be a fine comedian; MARIE DINDON Anne’s mother; 48-52, shy, retiring, sexually repressed and sex-starved; good singer and actress who moves well; MUST LOOK GREAT IN A LEOTARD FOR THE FINALE. Open Casting Calls Feb 21 at 7:30pm and Feb 22 at 7:30pm at Elmwood Playhouse (10 Park St., Nyack NY 10960). Seeking talent from New York, White Plains NY; Greenwich CT; Bergen County NJ. Bring in a song in your key and rehearsal/dance clothes. Dress character-appropriate. Callbacks Feb. 23 (7:30pm).

 

ARIZONA BROADWAY THEATRE SEASON – FEB. 21-23 - Arizona Broadway Theatre is casting the 12th/13th seasons including: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Rehearsals begin May 15; Runs June 2-July 2; roles of Belle, Gaston, Lumiere and LeFou have been cast, all other roles open), Saturday Night Fever (Rehearsals begin July 3; Runs July 21-Aug. 20); Hands on a Hardbody (Rehearsals begin Aug. 14; Runs Sep. 1-24; roles of Kelli, Heather, Norma, Janis and Virginia have been cast, all other roles open); Man of La Mancha (Rehearsals begin Sep. 25; Runs Oct. 13-Nov. 10; role of Don Quixote has been cast, all other roles open), South Pacific (Rehearsals begin Nov. 6; Runs Nov. 24-Dec. 31); Showboat (Rehearsals begin Dec. 22, 2017; Runs Jan.12-Feb. 10, 2018). Rehearsals and productions take place at Arizona Broadway Theatre in Peoria AZ. Weekly salary paid bi-weekly. Equity performers are hired under the standard Equity Dinner Theatre Agreement. Note: All are non-Equity offers unless specifically indicated. Seeking—All Roles Open: Males & Females, 18+. Audition by appointment Feb 21; Open Casting Dance Calls Feb 22 at 1pm and Feb 23 at 10am at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Avenue, 10th Fl., New York NY 10018). Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. For an audition appointment, submit your headshot and resume to auditions@azbroadway.org. In the subject line of the email, include the name of the role(s) or show(s) in which you are interested. You will receive a response only if you are chosen for an audition appointment. Only applications submitted via the above email address will be contacted. If chosen for a callback, dancers will need to prepare two 16-bar cuttings to be heard after the dance call. “If you cannot attend the audition in person, we recommend and prioritize watching video submissions from Tim Grady Films at www.TimGradyFilms.com.”

 

EQUITY, 'BEAUTIFUL' – FEB. 21 & 23 - Producers are casting Equity singer-dancers for Beautiful. Carole King & Gerry Goffin and Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, music-lyrics; Douglas McGrath, book; Currently touring nationally. Pays $1974/wk. Equity Production (League) Agreement. Seeking—Equity Female Ensemble Dancers Who Sing: 20-35, appealing, charismatic, and attractive dancer-singers to portray various roles, including The Shirelles, Janelle Woods, and Little Eva; members of the ensemble are featured soloists in numbers including “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” “The Locomotion” “One Fine Day” and “Uptown”; Equity Male Ensemble Dancers Who Sing: 20-35, appealing, charismatic, and attractive dancer-singers to portray various roles, including The Drifters, who are featured soloists in numbers including “Some Kind of Wonderful” “Up on the Roof” and “On Broadway”; Equity Female Singers: 20-35, extremely strong singers to portray various roles throughout the show, including The Shirelles, Little Eva, Betty, Marilyn & Janelle Woods; especially interested in African American singers of all voice types and Caucasian singers with either a strong pop/belt or unique folk/rock voice; Equity Male Singers: 20-35, extremely strong singers to portray various roles throughout the show, including Neil Sedaka, The Drifters, The Righteous Brothers & Lou Adler; especially interested in African American singers of all voice types and Caucasian singers who are either high rock tenors or low bass/baritones. Equity Chorus Calls Feb 21 at 10am for Equity male dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity female dancers who sing and Feb 23 at 10am for Equity male singers & 2pm for Equity female singers at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 17th fl., New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Dancers: Women, bring heels and jazz shoes. Men, bring character/jazz shoes. Singers: Prepare 16-32 bars of a pop song from the 1950’s-1960’s. Songs by Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Cynthia Weil & Barry Mann are acceptable. No theatre music. Bring sheet music in the correct key. No a cappella auditions. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together, to auditions.

 

'WHO's YOUR BAGHADDY?' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 22 - Daryl Eisenberg Casting is casting Who's your Baghdaddy? Marshall Pailet, director/music/book; A.D. Penedo, lyrics/book;  Synopsis: The return engagement of the 2015 NY Times Critics' Pick musical comedy from Marshall Pailet ("Triassic Parq") and A.D. Penedo ("The Three Times She Knocked") about a support group for those who started the Iraq War. At times absurd, at other times devastating, the piece recounts the true story of a handful of mid-level spies whose foibles contributed to the worst intelligence blunder in modern history. Rehearsals begin Mar. 7; opens Apr. 6, four shows per week at St. Luke's Theatre in NYC. Pays $84 per performance; rehearsal pays $17/hr. ; P/H/W: $175 per every 6 performances. Equity Off-Broadway Per Performance Contract. Seeking—“Curveball” (Lead): Male, 30-39, an Iraqi defector, and the only source on the biological Weapons of Mass Destruction. Enchanting, manipulative, unpredictable with a wild side. Middle Eastern accent. Legit Tenor or Baritone with full upper register (legit mix to B-flat). Must rap. Seeking talent from New York NY. Email picture/resume to baghdaddy@decasting.com. Subject Line: "Who's Your Baghdaddy [Curveball]."

 

'EVITA' – FEB. 22 - Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is casting nonunion male and female dancer-singers for the ensemble of Evita. Rehearsals begin May 23; runs through July 2 in Center Valley PA (90 miles from NYC). Pays $350/wk. Housing provided. EMC points available. Seeking—Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, fit dancers with strong ballet technique, jazz technique, and partnering ability. Open Casting Call Feb 22 from 12noon-2pm female dancers who sing; 2pm-3pm male dancers who sing; 3:30pm-5pm male singers (strong tenors) who move well (sign-up 11:30am) at Ripley Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., Studios 17C & D, New York NY 10001). Actors will dance first and may be asked to stay to sing. Prepare 16 bars of a musical theater song. Bring sheet music for your song; a piano accompanist will be provided. Bring character shoes and a photo/resume staples together.

 

EQUITY, St. MICHAEL's PLAYHOUSE 2017 SEASON – FEB. 22-24 - St. Michael's Playhouse is casting Equity musical performers for the 2017 Season Musicals including: Million Dollar Quartet (Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, playwrights; Rehearsals begin June 5; runs June 20-July 1) and Murder For Two (Joe Kinosian, book-music; Kellen Blair, book-lyrics; Rehearses July 12; runs July 19-29). Season runs in Colchester VT. Pays $578 /wk. Equity CORST-zz Agreement. Seeking—Equity Performers: Males & Females, 18+. For Million Dollar Quartet – “Elvis:” 20s, 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, 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:” 20s, 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:” 20s, 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; should sound and look somewhat like Johnny without being an “impersonator;” “Dyanne:” 20s, She was an aspiring singer and Elvis’s girlfriend; attractive; great singer with a wide range; sings solos and back-up throughout the show; sings “Fever” in her alto range and covers the high soprano part of “Riders In The Sky” (Johnny Cash song). Equity Principal Auditions Feb 22 from 10am-6pm, Feb 23 from 10am-6pm and Feb 24 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios 939 (939 8th Ave., Waiting Room, Studio 2A Audition Room, Studio 2B, New York NY 10019). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief song that shows range and personality and is within the style of Million Dollar Quartet and/or Murder For Two. Bring sheet music and musical instrument if you play. An accompanist will be provided. Bring picture and resume.

 

KAISER PERMANENTE EDUCATIONAL THEATRE – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 23 - Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre Northern CA is now hiring performer-educators for Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre. Job synopsis: Full-time, touring acting position. Perform in engaging theatrical shows and educational workshops about health issues. Aspects of position include, but are not limited to: preparation, rehearsal, and performance for acting roles and educational workshops; serving as a peer/youth educator and role model for students; participating in health education and counseling training; performing technical duties such as setting up performance equipment and driving company vans and trucks; representing Educational Theatre to the community and media; supporting Kaiser Permanente policies. Must be over 18 and have a valid CA driver's license to obtain the position. Must be willing and able to play characters aged 8 to 18, and read as high school age or younger, as our audiences are mostly students in grades K – 12. Position begins Aug. 1 in Northern CA. Pays $970/week plus benefits. Non-union, full-time, salaried position. Seeking—Characters (Lead): 18+. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Auditions are by appointment. Visit our website for details, kp.org/et/ncal. Local and out-of-area travel required.

 

EQUITY, DISNEY's 'BEAUTY And The BEAST' – FEB. 23 – NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Plan-B Entertainment/1815, LLC is casting Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Rehearses on or about Apr. 3-18 in L.A.; travel to Anchorage AK Apr. 20; tech begins Apr. 21; previews begin Apr. 25; runs Apr. 26-30 at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts – Atwood Concert Hall in Anchorage AK. Pays: $683/wk. min. Equity LOA-WCLO Contract. Seeking—“Belle:” Female, 20-25, Vocal range: F5-E3. A vibrant, intelligent girl with beauty, who wants more out of the life than an ordinary existence. She is optimistic, fun-loving, caring, and eager to experience life; Beast: Male, 30-40, Vocal range: F4-A2. A Prince transformed into a terrifying beast for his lack of compassion. He is hot-tempered and commanding, but has a warm, loving heart buried far beneath his gruff exterior; “Gaston:” Male, 30-40, Vocal range: E4-A2. The egotistical, ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle. He is manipulative yet charming and earnest; “Maurice:” Male, 55-65, Vocal range: D-flat4 to B-flat2. Belle's loving, eccentric father. A child at heart and inventor in his own world; “Cogsworth:” Male, 40-55, Vocal range: E4-A2. A tightly-wound, enchanted mantle clock and the head of the Beast's household. He is uptight, strict, and punctual but also hard-working, faithful, and thorough; “Mrs. Potts:” Female, 45-55, Vocal range: G5 to F-sharp3. A warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She is loyal, caring, and playful; “Lumiere:” Male, 35-45, Vocal range: F-sharp4 to F-sharp2. A suave, debonair enchanted candelabra. He is a loyal and steadfast servant; “Chip:” Male, 18-22, 18+ to play 7 to 10; Vocal range: F5-A3. An enchanted teacup and Mrs. Potts' darling little boy. He is innocent, playful, and bright-eyed; “Babette:” Female, 25-35, Vocal range: F5-C4. A saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere's affections. She is the playful, gorgeous, seductive French maid; “Madame de Bouche:” Female, 40-55, Vocal range: D5 to C-sharp4. A former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe. She has a caring, refined, larger than life personality; “Lefou:” Male, 25-35, Vocal range top: F-sharp4 to B2. Gaston's bumbling sidekick. He is loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy; Ensemble: Males & Females, 18-35, strong singers and dancers. Equity Principal Audition Feb 23 from 10am-3pm (sign-up 9am) at Studio-B (10600 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood CA 91606). EPA and ECC Procedures are in effect for these auditions. An Equity Monitor will be provided. All should bring pix & resumes, s stapled together. Singers: Prepare a brief song in the style of the show. For more info, visit planbent.com.

 

EQUITY, 'SPAMALOT' – FEB. 23 - Barnstormers Inc. is seeking Equity singers and dancers for ensemble roles in Spamalot, a musical. Rehearsals begin June 19; runs June 29-July 8 in Tamworth NH. Pays: $564/wk. Equity CORST Category zz Contract. Seeking—Male & Female Singers & Dancers Who Sing: 18+. Equity Chorus Call Feb 23 at 10am for Equity male singers, 12noon for Equity male dancers who sing, 2:30pm for Equity female dancers who sing & 4:30pm for Equity female singers at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 16th fl., New York NY 10018). ECC procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity monitor will be provided. For more info, visit www.barnstormerstheatre.org. Dancers: Be warmed and ready to dance. Bring jazz or character shoes. Bring pix & resume, stapled together. Singers: Prepare 16 bars of an uptempo song. Bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Bring pix & resume, stapled together.

 

'La CAGE Aux FOLLES' and 'FOOTLOOSE' – FEB. 23 - Cortland Repertory Theatre is seeking nonunion dancers who sing for the 46th annual summer season. Kerby Thompson, Producing Artistic Director. Musicals includes: La Cage Aux Folles (Harvey Feirstein, book; Jerry Herman, music& lyrics) and Footloose (Tom Snow, music; Dean Pitchford, lyrics; Dean Pitchford & Walter Bobbie, book;). Note that the theater is actively seeking to cast Ren, Ariel, Rusty, and Willard in Footloose, along with ensemble members from both shows, in this dance call. Dates, including rehearsals, are June 5-July 8 for La Cage aux Folles; and June 22-July 29 for Footloose. All rehearsals and performances will take place in Cortland NY. Competitive pay, plus housing and travel stipend to get to Cortland. Seeking—Chagelles (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18-35, the La Cage Cagelles are "flamboyant and fabulous", elegant and classy drag performers; includes Nicole, Angelique, Hanna, Chantal, etc.; seeking strong male dancers who sing, comfortable in drag and dancing in heels; some tap required. Male ensemble dancers in Footloose are small-town, masculine teens. Some dancers will be cast in both shows; “Ariel” (Footloose Lead): Female, 18-25, a rebellious, very intelligent daughter of a conservative minister; understands the rules of the different worlds she moves between; with her father, she is buttoned-up and demure; with her friends, she is raucous and thrill-seeking. Seeking very strong dancer-singer-actress; “Rusty” (Female Ensemble): 18-25, a total romantic and, while she is on-again/off-again with her boyfriend Willard, she truly believes they will end up together; seeking a strong singer­-dancer-actress. Also seeking strong dancer-singers for the ensemble; Ren and Willard (Footloose Leads): Male, 18-22, a young, handsome energetic guy from Chicago forced to move to Bomont; he is quick-witted and funny, but has an undercurrent sadness caused by his father abandoning him and his mother. Willard is his friend he meets in Bomont--a tall, masculine, likable, easy going country boy who "learns" to dance thru the course of the show. Seeking a strong singer-dancer-actors for both roles. Open Casting Calls Feb 23 from 9am-12:30pm for male dance call begins at 9am; a typing dance call will be held first in smaller groups; dancers must be present at the start of audition to be seen & 1pm-5pm for female dance call begins at 1pm; a typing dance call will be held first in smaller groups; dancers must be present at the start of audition to be seen. Be prepared to dance at the start of the dance call.

 

EQUITY, INFINITY THEATRE COMPANY 2017 SEASON – FEB. 23 - Infinity Theatre Company LLC is casting the 2017 Season including: A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline (Dean Regan, writer. Rehearsals begin May 29; runs June 10-Aug. 6); and Godspell (John-Michael Tebelak, book-original dir.; Stephen Schwartz, music & new lyrics; Rehearsals begin June 13; runs July 1-29). Season runs in NYC. Pays: $352/wk. Equity SPT Tier 4 Contract. Seeking—Actors: Males & Females, 18+. For A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE - PATSY CLINE: She matures throughout the evening and is definitely able to handle a crowd with a song. Glamorous, down-to-earth, outspoken, loves to sing, generous, warm-hearted, with a gifted voice; LITTLE BIG MAN/OPRY COMIC/VEGAS COMIC/CARNEGIE HALL COMIC: Mulit-role character track. LBM - A mid-age southern, warm, friendly, and funny small town disc jokey, does announcer gigs and comedy routines on the local scene as well; OPRY COMIC: Old country humour; VEGAS COMIC: Henny Youngman style of lounge comedy popular in Vegas showrooms of the 50's and 60's. Ability to play banjo or ukuele a plus; **Please note the actors playing PATSY CLINE and LITTLE BIG MAN will also have roles in GODSPELL; for GODSPELL – JESUS: 20’s or 30’s, with a soaring pop tenor voice and electric dance moves - this role does not have to have sketch comedy experience; JOHN THE BAPTIST/JUDAS: 30's-50's, the serious one, but still with comedic timing; FEATURED PERFORMERS: Seeking sketch comedians who can sing and dance, all ethnicities. Improv and stand-up skills are a plus. Equity Principal Audition Feb 23 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare either: a brief pop uptempo or ballad from the last 40 years; or a brief routine of a sketch character (of your own creation or a "Saturday Night Live" character) or impressions of real famous people; or 16 bars of a song and no more than 1-minute sketch routine. Total audition time not to exceed 2 minutes. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together. For more info, visit www.InfinityTheatre.com.

 

EQUITY, The GATEWAY 2017 SEASON – FEB. 23 & 24 - The Gateway is seeking Equity singers & dancers for 2017 season including: Rent (Jonathan Larson, book & lyrics. Rehearses May 2-17; runs May 17-June 3), Production TBA (Rehearses May 24-June 7; runs June 7-24), Production TBA (Rehearses June 14-28; runs June 28-July 15), Mamma Mia! (Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus, music & lyrics; Catherine Johnson, book. Rehearses July 5-19; runs July 19-Aug. 5), Little Shop of Horrors (Howard Ashman, book & lyrics. Rehearses Aug. 8-23; runs Aug. 23-Sep. 9), and A Christmas Story (Joseph Robinette, book; Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, score. Rehearses Nov. 29-Dec. 14; runs Dec. 14-29). Season rehearses and runs in Bellport NY. Pays: $492/wk. Equity LOA ref. to COST Contract. Seeking—Ensemble Singers: Males & Females, 18+; Ensemble Dancers Who Sing: Males & Females, 18+, for all principal roles for the productions in the 2017 season. Equity Chorus Calls Feb 23 at 9:30am for Equity female singers & 2pm for Equity male singers and Feb 24 at 9:30am for Equity male dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity female dancers who sing at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Dancers: Come with character, jazz, and ballet shoes to learn a combination and prepare 16 bars in the style of the show in the event that you are asked to stay and sing. Bring picture and resume. Singers: Prepare a song or selection in the style of or from one of the productions from our season that best shows range, personality and skill. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. 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.

 

The THEATER BARN 2017 SUMMER SEASON – FEB. 23 & 24 - The Theater Barn, Inc. is casting the full season and jobbers for the 2017 Summer Season. Rehearsals for the season begin June 13. 2017 for the first show. There are 6 shows in two-week stock and hire for each show. All rehearsals and performances take place in New Lebanon NY. Pays: $250/wk. plus housing. A contract could be for 3 weeks, 5 weeks, or 7 weeks depending on for how many shows actor is hired. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 21-80. Open Casting Calls for musical theater Feb 23 from 11am-4:30pm and Feb 24 from 10am-1:30pm at 8th Avenue Studios (939 8th Ave., New York NY 10019). For more info, visit tbarn.org.

 

'BILLY ELLIOT The MUSICAL' – FEB. 23-26 – BREWSTER - Cape Rep Theatre is casting Billy Elliot the Musical, with music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, Based on the Universal Pictures/Studio Canal Film. Set in a northern English mining town against the background of the 1984 miners' strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy's struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy's journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community and changes his life forever. Rehearsals begin on or around July 3. Production runs Aug. 2-27 at Cape Rep Theatre, Brewster MA. Pay provided. Seeking—“Billy Elliot” (Lead): Male, 11-13, a kid in a small mining village who discovers a passion for dancing that he secretly pursues while his father and brother are distracted by the strike. Must be a great singer-dancer, capable in multiple styles of dance including ballet and tap; “Michael” (Supporting): Male, 11-13, Billy’s eccentric best friend, he has an outsized personality. Must be a great singer-tap dancer; Male Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): 18-55, Including Jackie (Dad) and Tony; Miners (Big Davey, George, Lesley); Police Officers; Royal Ballet School Members (Clipboard Woman, Posh Boy, Posh Son, Dancer). Strong dancers, singers and actors needed. Auditions by appointment Feb 23 from 2pm-7pm and Feb 24 from 9am-12noon at Ripley Grier Studios (520 8th Ave, New York NY); Feb 25 from 1pm-5pm and Feb 26 from 1pm-5pm at Cape Rep Theatre (3299 Rte 6A, Brewster MA 02631). For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

 

EQUITY, OLNEY THEATRE CENTER – FEB. 23 & 27 – OLNEY - Olney Theatre Corporation is casting Equity actors and actor-singers for the 2017-18 Season including: In The Heights (Quiara Alegría Hudes, book; Lin-Manuel Miranda, music-lyrics. Rehearsals begin Aug. 7; runs Sep. 6-Oct. 8), Our Town (Thornton Wilder and Frank Craven, book. Rehearsals begin Aug. 8; runs Oct. 4-Nov. 5), Annie (Thomas Meehan, book; Charles Strouse, music; Martin Charnin, lyrics. Rehearsals begin Oct. 9; runs Nov. 8-Dec. 31), Aubergine (Julia Cho, writer. Rehearsals begin Jan. 29, 2018; runs Feb. 28-Mar. 25), The Crucible (Arthur Miller, playwright. Rehearsals begin Mar. 12, 2018; runs Apr. 4-29), The Invisible Hand (Ayad Akhtar, book. Rehearsals begin Apr. 16, 2018; runs May 9-June 10), and On The Town (Betty Comden and Adolph Green, book-lyrics; Leonard Bernstein, music. Rehearsals begin May 21, 2018; runs June 20-July 22). Season runs in Olney MD. Pays $677/wk Mainstage and $542/wk Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab for 2017. Equity COST Tier 1 Agreement. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Auditions Feb 23 from 10am-6pm and Feb 27 from 10am-6pm (lunch 2pm-3pm both days) at Olney Theatre Center (2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney MD 20832). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare a monologue no longer than one-minute or 32 bars of a song from your book or a one-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song. Auditions may not exceed two minutes. Accompanist will be provided. Bring a copy of your headshot and resume. Contact Dani Markowitz at casting@olneytheatre.org or call 301/924-4485 ext. 133 for appointment. AEA members without appointments seen as time permits. For more info, visit www.olneytheatre.org.

 

ARTISTREE MUSIC THEATRE FESTIVAL – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 24 - ArtisTree Music Theatre Festival is casting ArtisTree Music Theatre Festival, a new theater festival scheduled for summer/fall 2017 just outside of Woodstock VT. Seeking non-Equity and some guest artist Equity actors for various roles throughout the season. Season includes: Always, Patsy Cline (Ted Swindley, writer; Rehearsals begin Aug. 8, 2017; performances begin Aug. 25; closes Sep. 10); Godspell (John-Michael Tebelak, concept-original dir.; Stephen Schwartz, music-new lyrics; Rehearsals begin Aug. 29; performances begin Sep. 15; closes Oct. 1); and The Marvelous Wonderetts (Roger Bean, writer-creator; Rehearsals begin Sep. 19; performances begin Oct. 6; closes Oct. 22). Season rehearses and runs just outside of Woodstock VT. Equity members will be hired under the Equity Guest Artist Agreement, pending Equity approval. Seeking—Bodacious Bobcats (Chorus/Ensemble): Males, 18+, backup singers/musicians; Various Roles: Males & Females, 18-30. For ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE (already cast/seeking understudies); for GODSPELL – “Jesus:” Must be the most charismatic individual in the cast. High energy, charming, funny, gentle but with strength. He is the sort of person others instinctively follow. Tenor or high baritone G-sharp top note; [possible AEA contract]; John the Baptist/Judas: He has attributes of both Biblical figures: He is both Jesus’ lieutenant and most ardent disciple and the doubter who begins to question and rebel. Usually played by someone who is handsome and masculine, with an undertone of sexuality. He is the most “serious” and intellectual of the group, though as with all the actors, he must still possess a good sense of physical comedy. Baritone E-flat top solo note, should have an E for harmonies; [possible AEA contract]; “Jeffrey:” Very high energy, impish and playful. In the original, he played several musical instruments, including concertina and recorder. Tenor-falsetto high D above staff; “Lamar:” Not the brightest in the bunch, he is a little slow on the uptake. There is a great sweetness and innocence about him. Because he sings, “All Good Gifts”, he must be a very good singer. Tenor-high A; “Herb:” The comedian, the class clown. The guy who can do a hundred voices and imitations. This is also the role that sings the least, so it is wise for this actor to be a comedian rather than a vocalist. Baritone, should have an E for harmonies; “Robin:” A bit of a tomboy, but basically open and sweet. She is the first of the group to commit to following Jesus in the song, “Day by Day”. Alto or Mezzo; “Joanne:” The confident one, the show-off. The first to volunteer, sometimes jumps in before she really understands what’s going on. Belt with Soprano-high A in “Bless the Lord” and possible whistle tones; “Peggy:” The shy one. Sometimes a little slow to get things, but when she does, she commits all the way. She has an “Earth Mother” kind of warmth to her. Alto; “Sonia:” Sassy and slightly cynical, the most urban of the group. Also the “sexy” one, but her sexiness contains a large element of put-on, in the manner of Mae West or Madonna (who in fact once played the role). Alto-low D below the staff; “Gilmer:” The female equivalent of the class clown. Goofy and a cut-up. This is the female role that sings least, and therefore, should be cast with a strong comedienne. Mezzo; Specifically looking for strong actors and grounded storytellers with backgrounds in sketch comedy and improvisation.  Any and all special skills a plus. All ethnicities strongly encouraged to audition; for THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES - NOTE: The actors never leave the stage; they sing 33 songs in four-part harmony (while dancing) during the two-hour show. Incredible musical & physical stamina is required; CINDY LOU: late 20’s-early 30’s; she knows she is the prettiest girl at Springfield High. MEZZO SOPRANO BELT; sings lead line on most songs. Among the songs she sings are: ‘Allegheny Moon’, ‘Son of a Preacher Man’, ‘Maybe’; MISSY: late 20’s-early 30’s; She is the over-achiever of the group. Very controlled. SOPRANO – WIDE RANGE, FLOATS VERY HIGH VOCALS AND BELTS THROUGHOUT THE SHOW. Among the songs she sings are: ‘Secret Love’, ‘You Don’t Own Me’, ‘Wedding Bell Blues’; BETTY JEAN: late 20’s-early 30’s; the slightly put-upon class clown, always vying for attention with Cindy Lou, her best friend. A tomboy, she loves Johnny, her high school crush with all her soul, but Cindy Lou steals him away. ALTO WITH A STRONG LOW RANGE. Among the songs she sings are: ‘Lipstick on Your Collar’, ‘I Only Want To Be With You’, ‘It’s My Party’; SUZY: late 20’s-early 30’s; Best friends with Missy, she is the happy-go-lucky one of the group. Always smiling and giggling, nothing ever seems to bother her. MEZZO ALTO, BOTH SIMPLE AND SOUL VOICE. Among the songs she sings are: ‘Stupid Cupid’, ‘Hold Me, Thrill Me’, ‘Rescue Me’; *Cast of MARVELOUS WONDERETTES will ideally be company members of GODSPELL Seeking talent from New York NY. For an audition appointment in late Feb., submit your résumé/submission electronically via Backstage.com or contact the theater.

 

'The WIZ' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 24 - Jamaica Center for Arts in Association with New York Black Arts Festival is casting the Afrocentric Broadway musical version of The Wiz. Rehearses Jan. 24-25 (6pm-8pm), Jan. 26-27 (6pm-9pm), Jan. 28 (1pm-4pm), Feb. 1-2 (6pm-9pm), Feb. 4, 8 & 9 (times TBD); performs Feb. 11, 18, 22 & 24 and continuing through March 2017. Note: Must have a flexible schedule for morning matinee performances TBA. All rehearsals and performances in NYC. Nonunion contract pays $60 - $75 per performance plus travel and meals provided. Seeking—Tinman (Supporting): Male, 18-30; Lion (Supporting): Male, 18-31; “Addaperle” (Supporting): Female, 26-40; Glinda/Aunt Em (Supporting): Female, 18-39; The Wiz (Supporting): Male, 18-32. Seeking talent from New York NY. For the audition be prepared to sing and dance, as well as read a side from the script. Bring headshot and resume. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact center.

 

'The SECRET GARDEN' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 24 - Fifth Avenue Theatre is casting the role of Fakir for The Secret Garden. Note: Authors Marsha Norman (book & lyrics) & Lucy Simon (music) will be actively involved & in attendance for this new co-production. Rehearsals begin Mar. 24; previews begin Apr. 14; runs Apr. 20-May 6 in Seattle WA. Pays: $1,087/wk. min. Equity WCLO Contract. Seeking—“Fakir:” Male, 18+, Of Asian Descent. Strong high tenor. A spirit of the past from India. Should have mystery and gravitas. Seeking talent from New York NY. Email or mail picture and resume ASAP for consideration. Mark submissions: "The Secret Garden, Role of Fakir, NYC Appt. Submission." Email to interns@lscasting.org or mail to: Laura Stanczyk Casting, 1674 Broadway, Suite 703, New York NY 10019.

 

EQUITY, 'JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 24 - Signature Theatre is casting their production of Jesus Christ Superstar, a musical. Andrew Lloyd Webber, music; Tim Rice, lyrics; Rehearsals begin Apr. 10; previews begin May 9; closes July 2; possible extension until July 16 in Arlington VA. Pays: $799 min. Equity LORT C Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—“Jesus:” Male, 27-33, strong-willed; a rock 'n' roll "wailer" and, of course, a superstar. Rock tenor (low B-flat to high E, optional high G); “Judas:” Male, 27-33, a tortured soul; angry, bitter, and wildly emotional; one of the twelve apostles of Jesus; concerned for the poor and the consequences of Jesus's fame. Rock tenor (low D to high E). Seeking talent from New York NY. NYC auditions on an upcoming date TBD by appointment only. Seeking submissions from Equity members. Equity members must submit themselves directly in order to be considered via this posting (no agent or third-party submissions). To submit, email casting@sigtheatre.org and include "Jesus Christ Superstar" in the subject line. Seeking racial diversity in both roles.

 

'FANCY NANCY' – FEB. 24 DEADLINE - The Chance Theater is casting a musical, Fancy Nancy. Synopsis: Fancy Nancy and her friends Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show, "Deep Sea Dances." Nancy is positive, that’s fancy for 100 percent sure, that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn’t the one she wanted? Rehearsals begin Apr. 17; runs May 5-28 (Fri. at 7pm; Sat. & Sun. at 11am, 2pm & 6pm) at Chance Theater in Anaheim CA. Pays $550 total for the production run of 22 performances. Seeking—“Bree” (Supporting): Female, 18-35, adult actress to play an eight-year-old girl; Nancy’s best friend; shares Nancy’s love of fanciness and tea parties; does her best to be a loyal friend, even when she wins the coveted mermaid role; sweet mezzo-soprano mix. Seeking talent from Orange, Los Angeles, Brea, Riverside, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Corona, Yorba Linda, Tustin, Whittier, Covina, Anaheim CA. Prepare 16-32 bars of contemporary musical theater or similar. Provide sheet music for accompanist. To schedule an audition appointment, send your headshot and resume to castingTYA@chancetheater.com by Feb. 24. For more info, visit http://chancetheater.com/auditions-2/. Open Call scheduled for Feb. 27 starting at 7pm.

 

'SHOW BOAT' – FEB. 24 DEADLINE f/FEB. 25 – WALTHAM - Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston is casting Show Boat with music by Jerome Kern, book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II based on the novel by Edna Ferber. Rehearsals begin June 20 (afternoons and evenings); runs July 6-16 (over two weekends, with three dark days between weekends) at the Reagle Music Theatre in Waltham MA. Equity LOA Contract. Salary pending. Seeking—“Julie le Verne:” Female, 18-39, the original lead actress of the Cotton Blossom and wife of Steve Baker. She is secretly mixed-race (African-American and Caucasian), but passes as white until Pete reveals the truth, prompting the couple to flee; mezzo-soprano; “Queenie:” Female, 30-49, tough, no-nonsense person who cares for the younger women on the boat, mezzo-soprano; “Parthenia Hawks:” Female, 40-59, the business manager of the Cotton Blossom and Cap’n Andy’s wife; mezzo-soprano; “Ellie Schultz:” Female, 20-39, one of the actresses on the Cotton Blossom and Frank’s wife; Must be an excellent dancer with great comedic skills; mezzo-soprano; “Cap’n Andy Hawks:” Male, 30-49, the boisterous, fun-loving captain of the Cotton Blossom; baritone/tenor II; could be spoke-sung; “Joe:” Male, 30-49, a dockhand on the Cotton Blossom; bass; Steve Baker: the original leading man on the Cotton Blossom and husband of Julie La Verne; baritone; one of the actors on the Cotton Blossom; he is happily married to Ellie; Must be an excellent dancer with great comedic skills; tenor; Ensemble: 18-69, excellent singers and dancers. Equity Principal Auditions Feb 25 from 9am-5pm; Equity Chorus Call 6pm-8pm (dance call by invitation) at The Reagle Music Theatre (617 Lexington St., Waltham MA 02452). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. AEA Members may make appointments for singing auditions. For a singing audition appointment, Equity members email Christian@reaglemusictheatre.org or call 781/891-5600. Sign-up deadline is Feb. 24 at 4:30pm. AEA Members who do not make an appointment will be seen throughout Saturday as time permits. Non-AEA Members will be seen as time permits throughout Saturday. Prepare 32 bars in the style of the show or from the show itself. Also, plan to arrive ten to fifteen minutes before your requested time to fill out audition paperwork. We also request two copies of your résumé and most recent headshot, stapled back to back. The Dance Call will begin promptly at 6pm. All should be warmed up and ready at the start of call. Women, bring heels. Note: The roles of Magnolia Hawks and Gaylord Ravenal have already been cast. For more info, visit ReagleMusicTheatre.com. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

 

'LUCKY STIFF' – FEB. 24 - Americana Theatre Company is seeking talent for its production of Lucky Stiff. Rehearses June 16-July 5; runs July 6-22 (Fri.-Sat.) in Plymouth MA. Weekly stipend provided. Equity members will be hired under the Equity Special Appearance Agreement, Tier II, pending Equity approval. Seeking—“Rita la Porta” (Supporting): Female, 25-40, Vinnie's high-strung sister with poor eyesight; impulsive, erratic, and very insecure. Vocal range top: D5; vocal range bottom: F-sharp3; “Annabel Glick” (Lead): Female, 25-40, a no-nonsense representative for the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn; she is a proactive citizen with an attentive and aggressive personality. Vocal range top: E5; vocal range bottom: F-sharp3. Audition by appointment Feb 24 at Pearl Studios, New York NY. Seeking talent from Boston, Plymouth MA. Submit headshot and resume and include a note if you have local housing and transportation. Preferential casting given to those who have their own housing and/or transportation. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

'HAIRSPRAY' – FEB. 24-26 – HUNTSVILLE - Lyrique Music Productions is casting the musical Hairspray. Production runs July 21-23 & 26-30, in Huntsville AL. No pay. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 15+. Auditions by appointment Feb 24 from 6:30p-8pm, Feb 25 from 9:30am-11am and Feb 26 from 1:30pm-4pm at 3312 Long Ave SWHuntsville AL 35805. Provide 1 minute song and 1 minute monologue. Bring attire for dance audition. Audition song must be provided as sheet music for accompanist or as a CD karaoke track. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the production company.

 

'QUEEN E: The RELUCTANT ROYAL' and 'BEAUTY Of The BEAST' – FEB. 25 DEADLINE - HFCC Performing Arts Company is casting Queen E: The Reluctant Royal, a staged concert version of original musical, and the role of Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast, fully-staged productions with professional orchestras for HFCC Performing Arts Company, an accelerated, intense, two-week program. The roles are played by participants ages 7-18. Particularly seeking actors for Middle Eastern or African descent for Queen E. Must be fully available from June 18-July 2, 2017; rehearses and performs in Tawas MI. No pay for youth actors. The program tuition is $1300 with scholarships available. Tuition includes room and board and one-on-one lessons with faculty and guest artists. Seeking—“Cogsworth:” Male, 7-18, a tightly-wound, enchanted mantle clock and the head of the Beast's household; he is uptight, strict, and punctual but also hard-working, faithful, and thorough. Male; vocal range top: E4; vocal range bottom: A2. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit a video recording of a full music theater song with accompaniment directly through Backstage or by emailing performingarts@campcedarridge.org by Feb. 25. For more information, visit http://www.campcedarridge.org/pac-home.

 

EQUITY, 'The DROWSY CHAPERONE' – FEB. 25 – ENDICOTT - Cider Mill Playhouse is casting The Drowsy Chaperone. Rehearsals begin May 8; runs June 1-18 in Endicott NY. Pays $393/wk. plus housing within walking distance of theatre and travel reimbursement and free access to production photos. Equity SPT 5 Contract. Seeking—All Roles: 18+. For The British Subjects – “Lord Leonard Aster:” a British Lord and faithful subject to her majesty. Paternal, heroic, able to keep a secret and speak a magical language; “Molly Aster:” a leader, bright, precocious, fearless (teen-looking) fighter for equal rights for females!; mezzo soprano; “Mrs. Bumbrake:” Molly’s nanny, also doubles as Teacher, the mermaid. Can be either male or female, but must have a true sense of the ironic. A tenor or baritone soloist, sings a cappella; British & Scottish dialects; “Captain Robert Falcon Scott:” Captain of the Wasp, a do-gooder, physically agile actor, bari-tenor, British accent; “Grempkin:” the mean schoolmaster of St. Norbert’s Orphanage for Lost Boys; Doubles as: Fighting Prawn, the King of Mollusk Island. He has vowed to kill any Englishman that visits his kingdom. vocal range: bari-bass; British and Tropical dialects required; for The Seafarers – “Bill Slank:” the Neverland’s self-serving, vicious and opportunistic captain. A baritone-bass; British and Tropical dialects required. doubles as Hawking Clam, the son of Fighting Prawn and Sweet’n Sour Shrimp; “Alf:” an old sailor, and love interest of Mrs. Bumbrake, Both oafish and romantically inclined; “Mack:” an incompetent sailor who wants to be anywhere but under the thumb of Bill Slank; “Black Stache:” the world’s most feared pirate. He can be an imbecile at times, but he is always right; athletic and the ultimate "chewer of scenery." vocal range: bari-tenor, British accent; “Smee:” first mate to Black Stache, and not the sharpest crayon in the box. He is the classic faithful, comic side-kick; a tenor; “Sánchez:” a hardworking Spanish pirate. Equity Principal Audition Feb 25 from 9am-5pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Cider Mill Playhouse (2 S. Nanticoke Ave., Endicott NY 13760). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For an audition appointment, email cidermillplayhousecasting@gmail.com. Member appointments encouraged but not required; note this is about a 3.5 hour drive from NYC area. Prepare a one-minute monologue and 32 bars in the style of the show (feel free to select from the show). Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. 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.

 

MAINE STATE MUSIC THEATRE's 2017-2018 SEASON – FEB. 25 – BRUNSWICK - Maine State Music Theatre is casting actors and performance interns for the 2017-2018 season, including Guys & Dolls, Grease, and Disney's Newsies. Casting states: "Children will also be seen for a concert performance of Tommy, on July 31." Rehearsals and performances in Brunswick ME. Some pay. Seeking—Child 1 (Lead): Male, 3-7, come in with a song, bring sheet music; Child 2 (Lead): Male, 8-12, come in with a song, bring sheet music; Singers/Dancers: 18+. Open casting calls Feb 25 from 10am-11:30am for Children for Tommy, 11:30am for Adults & 3pm for Dance call in Brunswick ME 04011. Children should come in with a song. They must bring sheet music. Adults should prepare 16 bars of 2 songs. Songs from the season are fine, but not required. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Some may be asked to stay and dance; will be taught a jazz combo, ballet, and tap for males. Males must be superior dancers. Be warmed up and ready to dance when the call begins. Bring appropriate dance shoes.

 

EQUITY, WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL 2017 SEASON – FEB. 25 - Williamstown Theatre Festival is casting the 2017 Season including: The Roommate (Jen Silverman, writer; Rehearsals begin June 8; first performance June 27; runs July 1-16); The Clean House (Sarah Ruhl, writer; Rehearsals begin June 27; first performance: July 19; runs July 22-29); A Legendary Romance (Geoff Morrow, music & lyrics; Timothy Prager, book; Rehearsals begin July 3; first performance: Aug. 3; runs Aug. 5-20); The Model American (Jason Kim, writer; Rehearsals begin June 5; first performance: June 28; runs July 1-9); Where Storms Are Born (Harrison David Rivers, writer; Rehearsals begin June 20; first performance: July 12; runs July 15-23); Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow (Halley Feiffer, writer; Rehearsals begin July 3; first performance: July 26; runs July 29-Aug. 6); and Actually (Anna Ziegler, writer; Rehearsals begin July 18; first performance: Aug. 9; runs Aug. 12-20). Season runs in Williamstown MA. Some rehearsals in NYC. Equity CORST Contracts. Various categories and salaries. See salary notes for each show in breakdown. Seeking—Actors Who Sing: Equity Males & Females, 18+. For A LEGENDARY ROMANCE - SETH/VINCENT CONNOR: Man in his 20’s-30’s. Has the charisma of a movie star. Baritone-Tenor with a slightly bright sound, sung to an G or A above middle C; BILLIE HATHAWAY: Woman in her 20’s-30’s. Has the charisma of a movie star. Joseph’s former lover. Belt comfortably to a B above middle C. Also must have use of a legit head voice to the F above middle C; JOSEPH LINDY: Man in his 70’s. Elegant. He once was a successful film producer. Legit Baritone sung to an F above middle C; MORAN: Joseph’s assistant. Ensemble singing only. Must be a strong singer, flexible range. PRODUCER: Man in his 30’s. Relaxed, hip, nonchalant. Must be a strong singer, flexible range. DELIVERY PERSON: Ensemble singing only. Must be a strong singer, flexible range. Equity Principal Auditions Feb 25 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., 4th fl., New York NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Bring a stapled headshot and resume. An accompanist will only be provided at the audition on Feb. 25. Feb. 25 EPA (Pearl Studios): Prepare either a monologue from modern or contemporary theatre and/or a traditional musical theatre song that shows range. If singing, bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.

 

EQUITY, 'LITTLE SHOP Of HORRORS' – FEB. 25 – ATLANTA - Actor's Express Theatre Company is casting Equity actors for Little Shop of Horrors. Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, writers; Rehearsals begin June 20 (weekday evenings and weekend daytimes); runs July 12-Aug. 20 (Wed.-Sat. at 8pm; Sundays at 2pm) in Atlanta GA. Pays $352/wk. Equity SPT Agreement. Seeking—“Seymour Krelborn:” Male, 25-35, an insecure, put-upon florist's clerk and eventual hero; he is a genuine, well-meaning man who is taken for granted because of his clumsy ways and poor social skills; vocal range: A2-G4; “Audrey:” Female, 25-35, bleached-blond, Billie-Dawn-like, secret love of Seymour's life; she has poor self-worth and education, but incredibly good looks and a sweet and vulnerable demeanor; vocal range top: G-sharp3 to D5; “Mr. Mushnik:” Male, 55-65, the seasoned owner of the failing East Side flower shop and Seymour's nosy boss; he is profit-driven, greedy, and manipulative; vocal range: G2-F4; “Orin Scrivello:” Male, 30-40, an egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies; Audrey's abusive boyfriend, who is targeted by Seymour; vocal range top: G2-G4; Voice of The Plant (Audrey II): Male, 20-50, an actor/vocalist located offstage; the voice is that of a conniving, street-smart 'villain'; a funky Rhythm and Blues voice is best; vocal range: G2-G4. Crystal, Ronnette & Chiffon: Female, 20-35, street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus; young, hip, and smart, these girls are the only ones who have a grip on reality; vocal range: A-flat3 to F5. Equity Principal Audition Mar 4 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Kennesaw State University (1000 Chastain Rd NW, Onyx Theater, Kennesaw GA 30144; Directions to audition location: Take I-75N to Exit 271, Chastain Road; Left onto Chastain, then right on Frey Road. Turn left on Campus Loop Road, third light; Go around the roundabout to Prillaman Way and park in Parking Lot E). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare 16-32 bars of a pop/Motown song, a musical theatre song with a similar feel, or a song from the show. Also, prepare a one-minute monologue of your choosing. There will be no dance/movement component to the initial audition. Bring two headshots/resumes (attached) to your audition. Equity members email sheila@actorsexpress.com for an appointment time for Feb. 25 from 10am-6pm (excluding 1pm-2pm) State three one-hour spans (10-11, 11-12 4-5, for example) that best work for your schedule, noting them in order of preference, and we will do our best to accommodate. If you can provide the role you are choosing, do. Note: replies/confirmation could take 24-48 hours. Be patient. Callbacks are TBD. If you have questions, email Sheila Oliver at sheila@actorsexpress.com. Should you need to contact Casting on the day of your audition, text (preferred) or call 678/612-7019.

 

EQUITY, 'ROCK Of AGES' – FEB. 25 – PORTSMOUTH - Seacoast Repertory Theatre is casting 17-20 versatile and dynamic singing/dancing/actors for Rock of Ages. Note: Actors of all ages, sizes, and ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Rehearsals begin Apr. 3; runs May 4-28 in Portsmouth NH. Pay provided; stipend provided for nonunion actors. Equity Guest Artist Tier II Contract. Seeking—“Drew” (Lead): Male, 18-30, An appealing, good-guy rocker with great, easy comedic timing, a boyish charm, vulnerability and a very strong rock tenor voice. Vocal Range: B-flat3 to D5; “Sherrie” (Lead): Female, 18-30, A pretty, fresh faced, innocent Midwestern girl stepping right off the bus into a new world to pursue her dreams of stardom. Strong comedic timing, strong rock belt, good movement ability. Should be comfortable in revealing/skimpy clothing. Vocal Range: G3-F5; “Lonny” (Supporting): Male, 18-45, The narrator of the piece, charming, mischievous, welcoming, vibrant personality, a guy who would be fun to spend one drunken night with. Strong, honest comedic timing/improv skills and strong rock vocals. Vocal Range: D3-D5; “Dennis Dupree” (Supporting): Male, 40-60, Classic stoner type guy who runs the famous Bourbon Room club. Very strong comedic timing. A laid back, easy going real dude. Bari-tenor rock vocals. Vocal Range: D3-G4; Stacee Jaxx/Father (Supporting): 25-40, A sexy rock star. Decided to leave his successful hair/metal- rock band to try it solo. Self-important, confident intriguing in all the wrong ways, the ultimate bad boy; he is all about sex, drugs and rock-n -roll. Great strong comedic timing and strong rock tenor voice. Vocal Range: C3 to E-flat5; Justice/Mother (Supporting): Males & Females, 30-50, African American female/female impersonator, strong presence, an easy sensuality about her, once a performer, she now operates a strip club where Sherrie winds up working. Strong, soulful vocals and belt needed. Vocal Range: G3 to D-flat5; “Hertz Klinemann” (Supporting): Male, 40-60, An attractive older German male. Uptight, cold, intimidating businessman trying to buy up the Strip to develop it. The bad guy of the piece. Strong comedic timing and baritone vocals. Vocal Range: F3 to G-sharp4; “Franz Klinemann” (Supporting): Male, 18-25, Hertz’s son, young German male. Shy, gentle with a big heart. Strong vocals and comedic timing. Vocal Range: D-flat3 to E5; “Regina” (Supporting): 18-30, A fun, hippie type, earthy girl who fights against the attempted takeover of The Strip. Strong comedic timing, belt vocals and comfortable in revealing/skimpy clothing. Vocal Range: A3 to E-flat5; Mayor/Ja’Keith/Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18-40, A strong character actor with good comedic timing to play numerous roles, strong rock tenor and strong dance/movement ability. Vocal Range: D3-B4; Joey Primo/Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18-30, A young male with the rocker sensibility, strong rock tenor and strong/dance/movement ability; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-35, gaggle of the sassiest male/female singer-dancers around to play a vast variety of characters. Must be comfortable in very skimpy/sexy clothing. Strong dancers with comedic ability and strong rock vocals. Open Casting Call Feb 25 from 6pm-10pm at Portsmouth Public Media (280 Marcy St., Portsmouth NH 03801). Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Callbacks Feb. 27.

 

'GODSPELL' – FEB. 25 – MONTGOMERY - Curio Productions is casting Godspell, produced by Goodwill Church. Rehearses three times a week (Mon., Tues., and Fri., 6pm-10pm; mandatory due to quick turnover) for six to nine weeks; performs the weekend after Easter in Montgomery NY. There is no pay. Tickets to the show will be provided for two guests. Seeking—“Jesus” (Lead): Male, 18+; The Disciples (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+. Open Casting Call Feb 25 from 9am-5pm at Goodwill Church (2117 State Route 208, Montgomery NY 12586). Seeking talent from Orange County, Westchester County NY. In your cover letter, note availability. Bring sheet music for your song; prepare two contrasting monologues, one of which should be a comic one. Bring comfortable clothing. Be prepared to dance. Lunch will be provided.

 

'The SECRET GARDEN' – FEB. 25 – LONG BEACH - Children's Theatre of Long Beach Main Stage Adult Production is seeking actors, singers, dancers and production crew for The Secret Garden, with book and lyrics by Marsha Norman, music by Lucy Simon. Synopsis: Living in a lonely manor house on the Yorkshire moors in 1906, Archibald Craven yearns for his beautiful, late wife Lily. He blames his crippled son, Colin, for his wife’s death. Although he loves Colin, he cannot cope with seeing him, and has left Colin isolated and in the care of his doctor uncle Neville. Their quiet routine is turned upside down when young Mary Lennox, a rich, spoiled child, is sent to live with them following the death of her parents from cholera in India. Mary is the late Lily’s niece, and has no relatives closer than Archie, whom she has never met. While living at the manor house, Mary discovers a secret walled garden hidden in the grounds and with the help of local child of nature Dickon, releases the magic and adventures locked inside, changing all of their their lives forever. Note: In addition to adult leads there are leading roles for children ages 10-15. Rehearsals begin Mar. 20; runs May 5-7. No pay. Seeking—“Mary Lennox” (Lead): Female, Voice type: Mezzo B-E; Stage age: 11-14; Raised in colonial India, Mary is an orphan whose parents have died of cholera; “Archibald Craven” (Lead): Male, Voice type: High baritone/tenor C to A-flat; Stage age: 35-50; Master of Misselthwaite Manor, Archie is a mildly handicapped man who lost his beloved wife Lily in childbirth; “Neville Craven: (Supporting): Male, Voice type: Baritone C to F-sharp Stage age: 25-40; A humourless, bitter man, who, as a doctor, has responsibility for Colin, Archie’s invalid son; “Martha” (Supporting): Female, Voice type: low mezzo low F–D; Stage age: 20's; An extremely warm, good-hearted girl, feisty and courageous. Needs a belt vocal quality as well as vocal warmth. Requires Yorkshire accent; “Dickon” (Supporting): Male, Voice type: High baritone C-G, Stage age: 16-20; A mystical lad, very much in tune with the forces of nature. Very sweet-natured and gentle. A music theatre vocal style. Requires a Yorkshire accent; “Colin Craven” (Supporting): Male, Voice type: Boy soprano A to E-flat, Stage age: 10-13; Archie’s invalid son who is bed-ridden and has no company other than his dour uncle and servants. Capable of being very rude and petulant, but essentially sweet-natured; “Ben Weatherstaff” (Supporting): Male, Voice type: Baritone (F-D), Stage age: 45-65; Gardener at Misselthwaite. Loyal servant of many years standing who dearly loved the late Lily. Can be crotchety, but essentially very gentle. Requires Yorkshire accent; “Lily” (Lead): Female, Voice type: Soprano D-C: D optional, Stage age: 20-30; Archie’s late beloved wife, Colin’s mother, Mary’s aunt; In life a warm and loving young woman. In death a very benevolent presence watching over her unhappy husband, son and niece; “Captain Albert Lennox” (Supporting): Male, Voice type: Tenor (B-flat to G), Stage age: 30-40; An army officer, Mary’s father. A warm and loving father; “Rose Lennox” (Supporting): Female, Voice type: Mezzo-soprano B-flat to G: optional B, Stage age: 30-35; Mary’s mother, Lily’s sister. Beautiful, vain and spoilt. Can be quite petulant – rather a “princess”, but nevertheless very appealing; The Fakir (Supporting): Male, Voice type: High tenor (G-B), Stage age: 30-40; Indian mystic / servant; “Ayah” (Supporting): Female, Voice type: Mezzo (low G-G), Stage age: 20-40; Mary’s Indian nanny and main caregiver; “Ian Shaw” (Supporting): Male, Voice type: Tenor/Baritone B-flat to F, Stage age: 25-35; Army officer; “Peter Wright” (Supporting): Male, Voice type: Baritone B-flat to F, Stage age: 25-35; Army officer; “Major Holmes” (Supporting): Male, Voice type: Bass low F-sharp to F. Stage age: 30-45; Army officer; “Calire Holmes” (Supporting): Female, Voice type: Soprano (A-G), Stage age: 25-30; Major Holmes’ wife, well-to-do lady; “Alice” (Supporting): Female, Voice type: Soprano E-flat to B; Stage age: 25-30; Rose’s friend, a well-to-do lady; Dreamers (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 15-50, appear as individuals and as a “Greek chorus”, commenting on events for the living, and in flashbacks to their lives in England and India. Collectively with the children's chorus they form the vocal and dance ensemble; Children’s Chorus (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 10-18. Open Casting Call Feb 25 from 10am-2pm at Ernest Borgnine Theatre (855 Elm Street, Long Beach CA 90813). Bring a current headshot and resume (if you have them - any photograph of your face is fine). There will be a brief audition form for you to complete on site (which you can also use to capture relevant experience, if you do not have a formal performance resume). We welcome auditionees of all experience levels, so don't let these formalities frighten you. Come prepared to perform a short monologue of your choosing (no more than 90 seconds), and 32 bars of a song (1-2 minutes) in the style of the show. An accompanist will not be provided. Please bring a CD or digital track of your song in your key. Note: All ethnicities encouraged to attend.

 

EQUITY, 'BEAUTIFUL' – FEB. 25 - Producers are casting Equity actor-singers for Beautiful. Carole King & Gerry Goffin and Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, music-lyrics; Douglas McGrath, book; Currently touring nationally. Pays $1974/wk. Equity Production (League) Agreement. Seeking—“Carole King:” Female, must believably play ages 16-29; an aspiring singer/songwriter; a unique, appealing, funny and vulnerable girl from a Jewish family in Brooklyn; seeking an exceptional actress with a powerful, distinctive voice; “Gerry Goffin:” Male, must believably play late teens-late 20’s; Carole’s boyfriend, songwriting partner and eventual husband; he is smoldering, dark and handsome with a rebel vibe; although sexy, he is innately sympathetic, wounded and tortured; seeking a strong actor who sings well; baritone/tenor; “Cynthia Weil:” Female, must believably play late teens-late 20’s; a songwriter who becomes romantically involved with Barry; Carole’s best friend; she is sophisticated, smart and chic with a quick wit; seeking an actress with strong comic timing who sings extremely well; belt; “Barry Mann:” Male, must believably play late teens-late 20’s; a songwriter who becomes romantically involved with Cynthia; he is good natured, handsome, and neurotic; ambitious, but appealing and likeable; seeking a strong comedic actor with a great voice; must be a strong high tenor comfortable with pop and rock style singing. Equity Principal Audition Feb 25 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 10th fl., New York 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 (1950’s/1960’s popular music). Songs by Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Cynthia Weil & Barry Mann are acceptable. No theatre music. A pianist will be provided. No a cappella auditions. Bring a picture/resume to auditions.

 

'YOU CONNECTION LIVE: The TALE Of NIGHTWORLD' – FEB. 25 & 26 – DALLAS - You Connection is casting for boys/girls ages 10-18 for the ensemble cast of a one-act stage performance You Connection Live: The Tale of NightWorld. Company states: "You Connection is a nonprofit faith-based organization using the creative arts to promote moral and biblical values to kids and families, using the mediums of video, web, literature, and theater to equip kids in today's confusing culture. We have a core cast of performers, but are needing an ensemble to fill out our You Connection Live shows. This audition is specifically for our upcoming show, but we have many performance opportunities throughout the year (both theater and video), so there is a possibility of continuing with us in future projects should you be selected. 'The Tale of NightWorld' is a 70-minute presentation telling the allegorical story of a girl who journeys to a place where turning on the light is against the law, until a band of orphans discover the secret of why the light is being hidden. Please note that we are literally a faith-based (a.k.a. Judeo-Christian) company; we do not require any statements of faith from our performers, but bear in mind that we are very overt in our message." Rehearsals will be Apr. 30-May 11, evenings on the weekdays and afternoons on the weekends. Tech/dress will be the evening of May 12. We will have three performances on May 13 & 14 at Rosewood Center for Family Arts, Dallas Children's Theater. Note: This is not a DCT production; we are only using their theater. Pays $600 per ensemble performer. Seeking—Ensemble Characters (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 10-18, young, expressive performers with lots of personality who will participate in most of the musical numbers and will fill out many of the other scenes. We are looking for kids who can sing and act and are comfortable with performing in a theatrical setting (projection, expressive, etc.). Dancing is not required but there will be musical staging. Auditions by appointment Feb. 25 & 26 in Dallas TX. Due to potential volume, we will only contact you if we are interested in scheduling an audition time; thank you for understanding. Please send a headshot or current photo with basic info (and resume, or just tell us about any previous experience) and we will contact you if you are selected for an audition. For more info, visit www.youconnection.org.

 

'The YEOMEN Of The GUARD' – FEB. 25, 26 & 28 – SAN FRANCISCO - Lamplighters Music Theatre is casting The Yeomen of the Guard. Project description: "Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Yeomen of the Guard is perhaps the closest the pair came to writing a grand opera. While still containing much of the humor for which G&S are known, Yeomen is essentially a serious story. For many, it is the most beloved of the pair’s operettas for its intricate, brilliant plot, three-dimensional characters, gorgeous music, pathos and tragedy." Rehearsals begin late May. Performances to be held in four locations, around the San Francisco Bay Area CA. Stipends for leads will range from $250-$750, depending on size and difficulty of role and whether double-cast. All chorus singers will be offered expense reimbursement up to $200. Seeking—“Colonel Fairfax” (Lead): Male, 30-35, tenor; “Jack Point” (Lead): Male, 30-40, baritone, jester, must move well; “Sergeant Meryll” (Supporting): Male, 50-60, baritone; “Wilfred Shadbolt” (Supporting): Male, 25-35, bass or dark baritone, dim-witted; “Lieutenant Cholmondeley” (Supporting): Male, 40-50, baritone; “Leonard Meryll” (Supporting): Male, 30-35, tenor; “Elsie Maynard” (Lead): Female, 18-21, soprano; “Phoebe Meryll” (Lead): Female, 18-21, mezzo-soprano; “Dame Caruthers” (Supporting): Female, 45-55, contralto. Auditions by appointment Feb 25, 26 & 28 at Lamplighters Rehearsal Hall (469 Bryant Street, San Francisco CA 94107). To apply, submit pix & résumés. State your first and second choices of audition times. Be sure to include your phone number & email address. If you do not have email, call 415/227-4797, between the hours of 10am-5pm, Monday through Friday (however, email communication is preferred). For the preliminary audition, prepare two contrasting songs in English, preferably from an opera, operetta or classical music theatre, that you feel will show off your voice.

 

EQUITY, 'PETER PAN' – FEB. 25-28 – THOUSAND OAKS/N. HOLLYWOOD - Cabrillo Music Theatre is casting Peter Pan. Rehearsals begin June 10 (non-AEA) or June 19 (AEA); runs July 14-23 for ten performances in Thousand Oaks CA. Pays $552/wk. Equity Guest Artist Agreement. Seeking—“Peter Pan:” Female, to play 14-17; no taller than 5’5”; childhood and boyishness personified; a creature of constant motion; actor, singer, dancer; gymnastic skills a plus; must not be afraid of heights; British dialect; mezzo belt with serious low notes, E-flat3 to E-flat5; Mr. Darling/Captain Cook: to play 35-50; a man of stature and presence, very versatile; to play both the uptight but loving father of Wendy, Michael and John, and the villainous, sinister, one-handed captain of the Jolly-Roger, Captain Hook; British dialect; high baritone with bass notes; as Mr. Darling, legit baritone, D3-D4; as Hook, high baritone with serious low notes, E2 to F-sharp4; “Wendy Darling:” Female, to play 13-16; no taller than 5’5”; the eldest Darling child; Wendy is compassionate, incredibly loving, and very protective of her younger brothers; innocent, sweet, good-natured and truly feminine; must not be afraid of heights; moves well; British dialect; mezzo or soprano, A3 to D-flat5; “John Darling:” Male, to play 10-13; no taller than 5’3”; the middle Darling child; sly, mischievous, and always ready for an adventure; must not be afraid of heights; moves well; British dialect; boy soprano, A-flat3 to E5; “Michael Darling:” Male, to play 6-8; no taller than 5’0”; the youngest Darling child; sweet and innocent with a natural charm, adorable face, and endearing spurts of energy; must not be afraid of heights; moves well; British dialect; boy soprano, Ab3 to D-flat5; “Mrs. Darling:” Female, to play 35-45; the Darling matriarch; gently, warm, loving, graceful and caring; motherly with a pleasant strength to her demeanor; mezzo soprano, A-flat3 to D5; Tiger Lily/Liza: Female, to play 16-25; a striking Native American Princess, fearless and spunky; must have a commanding presence; a brilliant dancer who sings. Liza is playful, efficient and proper; Cockney dialect; mezzo belt, G3-C5; “Smee:” Male, to play 35-50; no taller than 5’8”; an eccentric character man with great comedic skills and creativity; loveable with a wonderful sense of play; must be a strong actor and singer, and be able to move well; British dialect; baritone, C3–F; Lost Boys: Males & Females, to play 15-25, Male or tomboy female; no taller than 5’5”; must be strong actors and singers, and be able to move well; tumbling, gymnastics, etc. a plus. British dialect; Singers-Dancers: Males & Females, 166, dancers who sing and singers who move; 16 & up; a diverse ensemble of singers, dancers, and actors to play Pirates, Indians, and various supporting roles; seeking triple threats: extremely strong technically trained dancers who sing very well and have acting skills; acrobatic skills a plus; the show is physically demanding so you must be in excellent condition; various dialects needed; Kids’ Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 8-15, seeking a diverse ensemble of singers, dancers, and actors to play Pirates, Indians, and various supporting roles; tumbling, gymnastics, etc. a plus. Equity Principal Auditions by appointment only Feb 25 from 2pm-7pm, Feb 26 from 1pm-5pm and Feb 28 from 5pm-11pm at Hillcrest Center for the Arts (403 W Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks CA 91360) and Feb 27 from 10:15am-6pm at Madilyn Clark Studios (10852 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood CA 91601). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Performances to take place at the Kavli Theatre, Bank of America Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks CA. All roles are available. Adult roles limited to age 16 and up. Cabrillo Music Theatre strongly encourages all ethnicities to audition. Members of Artistic Staff will be in attendance at all auditions. Three AEA Guest Artist contracts anticipated to be cast from among these roles: Peter Pan, Mr. Darling/Captain Hook, Wendy, Tiger Lily, Smee. Bring picture and resume. Bring sheet music in the style of the show, and in the proper key. Accompanist provided. No recorded music or acapella. Cabrillo Music Theatre is no longer taking appointments by phone. Visit: www.Cabrillomusictheatre.com and click on “Auditions” to sign up to for a time to be seen.

 

'THEN AGAIN' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 26 - Tremolo Theatre is casting a new musical, Then Again. Project description: "A time travel story about a YouTube inventor who starts making a time machine but is visited by future versions of herself who come back to offer advice." Rehearses Mar. 6-31, with a public showcase on Mar. 30, at The Wardrobe Theatre, in Bristol UK. Pays £400/week for four weeks. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): Female, 20-35, experienced in devising, open collaborative working attitude, must be musical, physical theatre experience, good singing voice with experience singing in harmony, experience in scene improvisation, it is desirable that you play one or more musical instruments, have experience in improvising music, experience working with live video and audio technology. Seeking talent from Bristol UK. To apply, submit pix, résumés, and your favorite time travel story. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

 

'SUNNY SIDE UP' – FEB. 26 – AUSTIN - Cabernet Cabaret is casting the production Sunny Side Up. Project description: "a whimsical musical theatre showcase featuring songs of springtime, love, lust, rebirth, and renewal." Rehearsals run March 1, 23, 29-April 5, 13, & 18. Production runs April 19, in Austin, TX. No pay. Seeking—Multiple Roles: Males & Females, 18+. Auditions by appointment Feb 26 from 5pm-8pm at The Space (7915 Manchaca Rd., Austin TX 78745). All cast members will be asked to give $25 for rehearsal space/accompanist fees etc. and compensated with professional photos and videos of the performance for personal and/or professional use. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the cabaret.

 

'CARDINAL SINS' – FEB. 26 – SEATTLE - Centerstage is casting the musical, Cardinal Sins. Project description: "The story of Stephen Langton, the man who wrote the Magna Carta. The underlying theme is the battle to follow one’s conscience in a world where idealism and cynical pragmatism go head-to-head." Rehearsals run Mar. 26-May 11, at Centerstage. Performances run May 12-June 4, at Centerstage, in Federal Way WA. Pays $650. Seeking—“Abbess” (Supporting): Female, 28-43, featured role as the Abbess, also playing many other parts, must have a legit soprano voice, various acting challenges. Audition by appointment Feb 26 at Seattle Center Armory (305 W Harrison St,, Seattle WA 98109). Seeking talent from Federal Way WA. To apply, submit pix & résumés. Prepare two contrasting songs and sides we will email prior to the audition. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Centerstage.

 

'JACK & PHIL' – FEB. 26 - Key Luv LLC is casting Jack & Phil, a musical theater play. Synopsis: "Jack & Phil" is about a father-son relationship that is torn apart. The son, Jack, decides to finally disclose to his family he is gay. After finding out, Phil, the father, disowns Jack. The moral of the story is that you should not alienate someone just because you do not agree with their lifestyle--life is too short. Rehearsal and shoot dates/locations TBD (in either New York, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania). Pays: $100-$200, based on character. Meals and transportation fees provided (for performances and rehearsals). Seeking—“Jack” (Lead): Male, 21-23, serious and easygoing; a fashionista. Must be comfortable playing a gay character; “Phil” (Supporting): Male, 45-48, Jack's father; stern and militant; “Cozette” (Supporting): Female, 40-43, Jack's mother; family-orientated; a homemaker. Seeking an actor-singer; “Samantha” (Supporting): Female, 19-21, Jack's sister; outgoing and lovable. Seeking an actor-singer; Saint Bernard (Supporting): Male, 35-38, family friend; spiffy dressing and sarcastic. Must be comfortable playing a gay character. Seeking an actor-singer; “Arty” (Supporting): Male, 19-21, Jack's Partner; flamboyant and energetic. Must be comfortable playing a gay character. Seeking an actor-singer. Audition by appointment Feb 26 from 2pm-5pm in New York NY. Be prepared to sing. Sides and additional audition info will be provided upon appointment confirmation. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact Key Luv LLC.

 

SUMMER MUSIC THEATRE 2017 – FEB. 26 & 27 - Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre is casting the 2017 season including: Hair (Rehearsals begin May 23; runs June 14-July 2) and My Fair Lady (Rehearsals begin June 23; runs July 12-30). Season runs at Muhlenberg College in Allentown PA. Stipend provided. Out-of-town performers are provided free housing. We will consider Equity performers on guest artist contracts. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 18+, all roles are available; for Hair, director is considering actors ages 18-30. For My Fair Lady, director is considering actors ages 16 and up, and older actors are encouraged to audition. For Hair nudity is strictly optional, if the director decides to include it. Seeking talent from Allentown PA. Preliminary vocal auditions for both Hair and My Fair Lady on Feb. 26, from 12noon-5pm & 7pm-11pm and Feb. 27 from 5pm-10pm. All must register for an audition time by filling out the registration form linked at http://muhlenberg.edu/smt. All auditioners should prepare a 32-bar song selection from a Broadway musical written before 1975. Auditioners should bring properly marked sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Dance will not be a part of the preliminary audition, but will be included in callback auditions. Auditioners should bring two copies of their resumes and headshots.

 

EQUITY, 'SEX WITH STRANGERS' – FEB. 26 & 27 – FORT WORTH - Allied Theatre Group Inc. is casting Sex with Strangers by Laura Eason. Synopsis: When twenty-something star sex blogger and memoirist Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, in the middle of a blizzard, they find they each crave what the other possesses. As attraction turns to sex, and they inch closer to getting what they want, the truth comes out and both must confront the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Rehearsals begin May 28 (Mon.-Fri., 7pm-11pm and Sat. 1pm-5pm & 6:30pm-9:30pm. Note: Some rehearsal times may shift to daytime, pending availability of cast, director); runs June 22-July 23, 2017 (Thurs.-Sat.) at Stage West in Fort Worth TX. Pays $318/wk. Equity SPT 3 Agreement. Seeking—“Ethan:” Male, 20-39, to play 28, then 30. Very charismatic, sexy, a fast talker, used to being the center of attention. From Chicago but has little to no specific accent. Equity Principal Auditions Feb 26 from 6pm-9pm and Feb 27 from 6pm-10pm at Stage West (Main Stage Theatre, 821 W Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth TX 76104). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For an audition appointment call Stage West at 817/784-9378, Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-3pm. Auditions will consist of cold readings from script. Note: The role of Olivia has been pre-cast. Callbacks Mar. 5. 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.

'CABARET' – FEB. 26-28 – AUSTIN/WIMBERLEY/SAN MARCOS - Wimberley Players is casting the musical, Cabaret. Production runs July 7-30, in Wimberley TX. No pay. Seeking—Emcee: Male, 20-49; “Clifford Bradshaw:” Male, 20-39; “Sally Bowles:” Female, 20-39; “Fraulein Schneider:” Female, 50+; “Herr Schultz:” Male, 50+; “Fraulein Kost:” Female, 30-49; “Ernst Ludwig:” Male, 18+; Kit Kat Klub Girls: 18+; Kit Kat KlubBoys: 18+. Auditions by appointment Feb 26 from 5pm-7pm & 7pm-9pm at St Andrew's Episcopal School (5901 Southwest Pkwy, Austin TX 78735); Feb 27 from 6pm-8pm & 8pm-10pm at Wimberley Playhouse (450 Old Kyle Rd, Wimberley TX 78676) and Feb 28 from 7pm-10pm at Texas State University (430 Moon St Rm 206, San Marcos TX 78666). Prepare a song, 16 to 32 bars in length. Sheet music or digital files only. No a cappella or CD. There will be an accompanist present. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the players.

'REUNION Of The BELLS' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 27 - T-Squared Productions is Reunion of the Bells, musical. Trance Thompson, creative dir.-writer; Tym Brown, assoc. creative dir.-writer; Synopsis: Eight former pop star siblings return home to reunite for the first time in 20 years. Unfortunately, family secrets and long-held resentments may blow them apart forever. Rehearses mid-April; runs May 12, 13, & 14 at the Stella Adler Theater in L.A. Pays: $25/performance. Non-Equity. Seeking—“Georgia Bell” (Lead): Female, 60-65, African American female; 60s; super-mom; stylish, youthful, warm, and intimidating; mezzo soprano; “Alby Bell” (Lead): Male, 65-70, African American male; late 60s; well-dressed; a man from the “old school”; strong and somewhat stern, but mellowing as the days go by; baritone; “David Reed” (Supporting): Male, 40-45, African American male; 40s; to play younger; a rock-solid, yet quiet, soulful man; baritone; “Tiesha Taylor” (Supporting): Female, 25-35, African American female; 20s-30s; gospel singer; fierce, religious, and sharp-tongued; soprano; “Phelps” (Supporting): Male, 40-45, Caucasian male; 40s; manager; overly friendly, like a car salesman, but with an edge; bari-tenor, belt to A-flat; “Young Ree Ree” (Supporting): Female, 18-19, African American female; to play 12-16 years old; youthful and full of spunk; must rap; “Kendra” (Supporting): Female, 20-30, any ethnicity; female; 20s-30s; loving and catty; soprano, belt to F; “Machelle” (Supporting): Female, 20-30, any ethnicity; female; 20s-30s; caring and witty; alto, belt to C-sharp. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Prepare 16-32 bars of a contemporary musical theater or pop song (from "Rent," "Wicked," "The Color Purple," etc.). No a cappella. Bring a headshot and resume. Accompanist provided. You may also email a headshot and resume to rotbcasting@gmail.com and you will be provided with an audition time and location.

'SHAPIN' UP' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 27 - Casadelic Pictures is casting a reading of Shapin' Up, an original musical comedy by Scott Adler. Rehearsals will take place in the producer's home theater/stage and performance will go up spring 2017 in L.A. Seeking—“Edith” (Lead): Female, 40-55, President of Ruhlman's Sports Club; 45, brassy, and gorgeous, Edith has the body and energy of a 20-year-old; “Johnny” (Lead): Male, 19-29, Ruhlman's janitor; slightly out of shape but with physical potential; seemingly modest and humble but has a strong conspirator's streak; “Mary” (Lead): Female, 19-29, Ruhlman's masseuse; slightly overweight and airing on the side of frumpy, but a natural beauty underneath; her joyful personality is infectious; “Dee” (Lead): Female, 30-40, Ruhlman's danceaerobics TV star; 35, sexy, tanned, Latin-looking brunette with a strong Spanish accent; “Vinnie” (Lead): Female, 30-40, Ruhlman's danceaerobics TV star and yoga instructor; 32, dark-haired, muscular Italian with a heavy New York-Italian accent. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Auditions in February. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

'VIOLET' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 27 - The Summit Playhouse is seeking a male actor for Violet, the musical. Synopsis: As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade, leaving her with a visible scar across her face. With enough saved, she's traveling across the 1964 Deep South toward a miracle--the healing touch of a TV evangelist. Show features show-stopping anthems ranging from American-roots to country, blues, and gospel with a score from Tony-winning composer Jeanine Tesori ("Thoroughly Modern Millie," "Shrek," "Fun Home") and book by the acclaimed Brian Crawley. Rehearsals begin week of Feb. 27 and will be two to three per week through Mar. and Apr.; runs May 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20 (8pm) and May 7 & 14 (2pm). All rehearsals and performances at The Summit Playhouse, 10 New England Ave., Summit NJ. Seeking—Virgil/Ensemble (Supporting): Male, 18+, Virgil: the Preacher's assistant; knows the smoke and mirrors of the Preacher's show and must begrudgingly deal with anyone who might derail it; this actor will doubles as a waiter, Bus Driver 2, Radio Singer and Bus Passenger, and other ensemble roles. Gender: male; vocal range top: B5; vocal range bottom: B3. Seeking talent from Summit NJ; New York NY. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the playhouse.

EQUITY, 'MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET' – FEB. 27 – CHICAGO - Aurora Civic Center Authority is casting Million Dollar Quartet. Rehearsals begin Aug. 14; runs Sep. 13-Oct. 29 in Aurora IL. Pays $719/wk. Equity LOA to COST Agreement. Seeking—“Jerry Lee Lewis:” Male, 18+, male Identified, 20, Rock ‘n’ Roll’s legendary piano prodigy and celebrated Last Man Standing. Must be a superb piano player; “Elvis Presley:” male identified, 21. The first and still undisputed King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Must play guitar; “Carl Perkins:” male identified, 24. The first poet of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Must be a lead guitar player; “Johnny Cash:” 18+, male identified, 24. A giant of American music at the dawn of his epic career. Must play guitar; “Dyanne:” female identified, mid-twenties. An aspiring singer who can hold her own among four legends of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Elvis’s girlfriend. Equity Principal Audition Feb 27 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Actors' Equity Association (Chicago Member Center, 557 W Randolph St., 1st fl., Chicago IL 60661). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. AEA members may schedule an appointment online through the Member Portal beginning Feb. 20 at noon. Bring one copy of headshot/resume. For the roles of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Carl Perkins: Prepare a 32 bar song cut in the style of the show to be self-accompanied on guitar. For the role of Jerry Lee Lewis: Prepare a 32 bar song cut in the style of the show to be self-accompanied on piano. For the role of Dyanne: Prepare a 32 bar song cut in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. Sides will be provided for the role of Sam Phillips. For the roles of Brother Jay and Fluke submit a headshot and resume directly to casting@paramountarts.com. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

EQUITY, GRETNA THEATRE 2017 SEASON – FEB. 27 - Gretna Theatre is casting the 2017 Summer Season including: Broadway Bound (Neil Simon, writer; Rehearsals begin June 6; runs June 22-25); Civil War Voices (James R. Harris, writer; Mark Hayes, Rehearsals begin June 13; runs June 29-July 2); Man of La Mancha (Dale Wasserman, writer; Joe Darion, lyrics; Mitch Leigh, music; Rehearsals begin June 26; runs July 13-15 and July 20-22); Gathering Blue (Richard Hellesen, book; based on novel by Lois Lowry; Michael Silversher and Joy Sikorski, music & lyrics. Rehearsals begin Aug. 8; runs Aug. 24-26); and The Game's Afoot (Ken Ludwig, writer; Rehearsals begin July 18; runs Aug. 3-6). Season rehearses and performs Mt. Gretna PA. Pays $515/wk. plus housing. Equity LOA Agreement. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: Males & Females, 18-64, for various roles in the upcoming season. For Civil War Voices – “Elizabeth Keckley:” African American, 30-55. Must be an accomplished actress and powerhouse singer, able to “belt” spirituals as well as have the warmth and depth of more tender material. She must be able to portray a wide range of emotional life, from the humiliation of slavery to the exhilaration of being confidante to the First Lady in the White House; alto; “Harriet Perry:” 20-30, attractive, romantic Southern leading lady, young and “head over heels in love” with her husband, Theo. Role requires more of a “pop” soprano/mix sound rather than a legit operatic soprano; “Theo Perry:” 20-30, attractive “male heart throb” leading man type. He is a Southerner who is very romantic and completely in love with his wife, Harriet. This role also requires more of a “pop” sound rather than a legit voice; tenor/bari-tenor; “Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain:” 25-40. Strong heroic type. Fights for the Union Army. Powerful presence & strong acting chops needed; baritone. Harris/Joseph Henry Harris: Bass Baritone. Age 22-40. Casting 1 strong actor to play both roles. Harris is the modern day “narrator/anchor” whose commentary weaves the piece together. He is the “author” of the piece. Must be an excellent storyteller with a strong emotional range. Joseph Henry Harris is the great-great uncle of Harris. He was a Southerner with real reservations about the wisdom of secession. He is the “conscience” of the piece; for Man of La Mancha – “Don Quixote (Cervantes):” tall, thin man in his late forties, he is an actor, playwright, and would-be knight. He is a romantic— some say crazy—and has a vision of a far better and nobler world, where knights and chivalry rule the day. Baritone Low B to F; “Sancho (The Manservant):” Older than Don Quixote, Sancho is short and squat. He has served Quixote/Cervantes for many years and is devoted to him; pragmatic. Tenor C to high G; “Aldonza:” A serving woman and a part-time prostitute at the inn, Aldonza is rough on the exterior, but has a gentle heart inside and yearns to believe what Don Quixote tells her. Quixote falls in loves with her and insists her name is Dulcinea and that she is a beautiful, gentle woman. Soprano low A-flat to high A-flat; Innkeeper: 30-65, strong, but kind and sympathetic; bass low G to C-sharp; Dr. Sansone Carrasco:” 30-60, loves money, power, and prestige; baritone, low C to D-flat; “Padre:” 25-60, kindly, sympathetic cleric; tenor F-high G; “Antonia:” 18-35, Alonso Quijana’s housekeeper, strong of body and religious/moral convictions; mezzo, low F-high F; for Gathering Blue - Note: The music of this show has a Soft Rock and Pop Ballad with Broadway influence. “Kira:” mid-teens, has a bad leg and walks with aid of a cane/crutch. She never leaves the stage, smart, attractive, grows from shy to strong throughout the play, beautiful lyrical high alto/soprano, who can sing a blend of folk/pop/broadway sound; “Matt:” a boy from the Fen ideally 10-15, small, funny, charming, high-energy, quirky, rambunctious, street smart, survivor, loyal; clear, character voice; “Vandara:” a 30s-50s strong, loud, her pain has made her mean, needs at least strong character singing voice Jamison late 30s-50, ambitious, rich baritone. Appears sweet and persuasive but ominous; lead; “Thomas the Carver:” a teenage boy, nice, smart, calm, resigned, not too charactery, just over an octave (currently E3-D4); “Annabella:” an elderly woman 60+, rich alto voice, soulful with wisdom, and jaded but clinging to hope; “Jo:” a little girl (Ideally about 10-12 years old, can look younger) beautiful, sweet voice for a young girl, range of just over an octave. (currently C4 to D5); The Singer: very old (45-70, gorgeous rich singing voice; “Christopher:” a blind man, late thirties to 50, similar age to Jamison. Range of at least octave (currently A4-A5); high baritone or tenor. (Possible double for the Singer). Equity Principal Audition Feb 27 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. For Musicals: Prepare a 16-32 bar musical cut that shows off voice and range. Not Pop/rock. In addition you must prepare a one-minute monologue, preferably comedic. Callbacks Mar. 3 for the musicals. For more info, visit www.gretnatheatre.com. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

'JOSEPH And The AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT' – FEB. 27 – OREM - Sundance Summer Theater is casting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, a musical. Rehearsals run late May-July, on weeknights and Sat. mornings on the UVU campus. Performances run July 21-Aug. 13 at 8pm (dark on Sun., Tues. & Wed.) Some pay. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 16+. Auditions by appointment Feb 27 at 6pm at Gunther Trades Bldg (GT 631, by the Noorda Theatre, at Utah Valley University, 800 W University Pkwy, Orem UT 84097). To sign up for audition time, visit http://bit.ly/josephsundance. Arrive 5-10 minutes before your audition slot to complete paperwork. Auditioners must prepare a 16 bar audition in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided; no tracks or a cappella. Headshot & résumés are required. Note: Some phones do not allow the editing of Google Docs, so either download the app or access the signup page via a computer or tablet. Do not remove names if a slot you need is taken, find another time that works or contact the Stage Manager. Version tracking is enabled for this sheet, anyone caught tampering with another’s audition will not be considered for casting. Map of UVU campus can be found here: https://www.uvu.edu/maps/orem.html

 

'The LAST ADAM' – FEB. 27 - Little Monkey Productions is casting The Last Adam, a new musical showcase. An epic re-telling of the Jesus story. SEEKING ACTOR AND DANCERS WHO SING WELL. DANCING IS REQUIRED FOR ALL. Rehearsals Mar. 19-Apr. 3; showcase runs Apr. 3 at 11:30am & 3pm. Pays $700 total. Seeking—“God” (Lead): Male, 18+, baritone; good dancer/mover; “Jesus” (Lead): Male, 27-35, tenor; good dancer/mover; “Simon Peter” (Lead): Male, 20-28, baritone; good dancer/mover; “James” (Supporting): Male, 18-24, baritone with optional top A; comedic; good dancer/mover; “Andrew” (Supporting): Male, 18-25, baritone; good dancer/mover; “John” (Supporting): Male, 15-25, tenor/baritone; good dancer/mover; “Judas” (Lead): Male, 17-25, tenor; good dancer/mover; “John the Baptist” (Supporting): Male, 27-35, rock tenor; good dancer/mover; “Caiaphas” (Lead): Male, 28-38, baritone; good dancer/mover; “Annas” (Lead): Male, 36-55, baritone; good dancer/mover; Mother Mary (Lead): Female, 35-50, alto with strong belt; good dancer/mover; “Mary Magdalene” (Supporting): Female, 16-26, strong alto; good dancer/mover. Open Casting Call Feb 27 from 10am-12noon & by appointment 12noon-3pm at Pearl Srudios (500 8th Avenue, 4th FL, Rms 401 & 402, New York NY). Prepare 16 measures of a modern contemporary musical theater piece, showing range. If you are called back you will be required to attend a dance audition later the same day.

EQUITY, HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY 2017-2018 SEASON – FEB. 27 & 28 – BOSTON - Huntington Theatre Company is casting Equity actors for the 2017-2018 Season including: Merrily We Roll Along (Boston University Theatre, LORT B+. Stephen Sondheim, music-lyrics; George Furth, book; Rehearsals begin Aug. 15; Sep. 8-Oct. 8 or 15), A Guide For The Homesick (Virginia Wimberly Theatre, LORT C. Ken Urban, author; Rehearsals begin Sep. 12; runs Oct. 6-Nov. 5 or 12), Tartuffe (Boston University Theatre, LORT B+. Molière, author; Rehearsals begin Oct. 17; runs Nov. 10-Dec. 10 or 17), and Top Girls (Boston University Theatre, LORT B+. Caryl Churchill, author; Rehearsals begin Mar. 27, 2018; runs Apr. 20-May 20 or 27). Season runs in Boston MA. Pays $936/wk. (LORT B+) and $799/wk. (LORT C.) Equity LORT Non-Rep Agreements. Seeking—Equity Actors: Males & Females, 18+. For Merrily We Roll Along – “Franklin Shepard:” Male, 25-40, A2 to B-flat4. A suave and sociable leading man and film producer whose life is steered by his career; He is charming and handsome, but sometimes misguided; “Charley Kringas:” Male, 25-40, A-sharp2 to G-sharp4. A Pulitzer Prize-winning New York playwright; short-tempered and intense; “Mary Flynn:” Female, 30-45, G3 to G-flat5. A middle-aged theatre critic; loves a stiff drink; incredibly honest with a wry sense of humor; “Gussie Carnegie:” Female, 25-35, G3-C5. An influential, seductive, and flamboyant Broadway star, though less-appreciated on the west coast; “Joe Josephson:” Male, 35-50, A2 to F-sharp4. Franklin’s and Charley’s big-talking Broadway producer. Only interested in producing the sure-fire hit with a hummable tune; “Beth:” Female, 25-35, A3-G5. A strong and feminine woman, unaccustomed to the spotlight, who fights for custody of her son and a divorce after learning of Franklin’s affair; “Meg Kincaid:” Female, 18-25, D4 to G-flat5. An ambitious rising starlet and Franklin’s newest lover; Ensemble: All genders, 25-45, all vocal ranges. Diverse singers who dance of all genders and all vocal ranges to fill ensemble of party guests, performers, news reporters, etc. Equity Principal Auditions Feb 27 from 10am-6pm and Feb 28 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1pm-2pm each day) at Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center For the Arts (527 Tremont St., Boston MA 02116). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Bring picture and resume, stapled together. Prepare Either 1) two contrasting sets of 16 bars of a musical theatre song; or 2) two contrasting monologues or a side from the play for which you would like to be considered; or a combination of both. Total audition time not to exceed five minutes. If singing, bring sheet music; accompanist provided. If wanting to perform a side for dramatic auditions, when reaching out for an appointment, indicate the show and character for which you would like to read. For an audition appointment, Equity performers email Justin Samoy at casting@huntingtontheatre.org or call 617/273-1543. Leave a message with your name, primary contact information, and preferred audition day/hour. Equity walk-ins are welcome and will be seen from 10am-12noon. If time permits, we will accept non-equity walk-ins on a first come, first served basis and only after all equity performers have auditioned. M. Bevin O’Gara, Associate Producer is expected to attend the EPA. For more info, visit HuntingtonTheatre.org.

 

EQUITY, PETERBOROUGH PLAYERS – FEB. 27 & 28 - Peterborough Players Inc. is casting Equity actors for Peterborough Players 2017 Summer Season including: The Whipping Man (Matthew Lopez, playwright. Rehearsals begin June 8; runs June 21-July 1), Constellations (Nick Payne, playwright. Rehearsals begin June 19; runs July 5-16), Arsenic And Old Lace (Joseph Kesselring, playwright. Rehearsals begin July 6; runs July 19-30), The Producers (Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, book; Mel Brooks, music-lyrics. Rehearsals begin July 20; runs Aug. 2-13), The Doctor's Dilemma (George Bernard Shaw, playwright. Rehearsals begin Aug. 3; runs Aug. 16-27), and Wittenberg (David Davalos, playwright. Rehearsals begin Aug. 17; runs Aug. 30-Sep. 10). Season runs in Peterborough NH. Pays $553/wk. Equity CORST Agreement. Seeking—Equity Actors: Males & Females, 18+. For The Producers – “Max Bialystock:” male, 40's, tenor; “Leo Bloom:” male, 30's, tenor; “Franz Liebkind:” 30's bari-tenor; “Roger DeBris:” male, 40's baritone; “Carmen Ghia:” male, 20's 30's tenor; “Ulla Inga Hangen ... Svanson:” female, 20's, soprano. Equity Principal Auditions Feb 27 from 9:30am-5:30pm and Feb 28 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm both days) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. An accompanist will only be provided on Feb. 27. If you wish to also be considered for "The Producers," attend the Feb. 27 EPA. Prepare a brief monologue appropriate to the Theatre's Season, or a brief song appropriate to the Theatre's Season; or a one minute monologue and 16 bars of a song. If singing, bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

 

EQUITY, 'Les MISERABLES,' NAT'L TOUR – FEB. 27, 28, MAR. 2 & 3 - Casting call for a tour of Les Miserables. Claude-Michel Schonberg, music; Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg, book; Alain Boublil & Herbert Kretzmer, lyrics; Rehearsals begin Aug. 14 in NYC; first performance: Sep. 23 in Providence RI. Pays: $963/wk. min. Equity Short Engagement Touring Category I Contract. Seeking—“Jean Valjean:” Male, 35-49, 35-40s. Sings to B, high lyric baritone or tenor with strong low notes. A poor peasant who rises to affluence, he has great natural nobility and dignity. A powerful figure, ideally a large man with a character of operatic size and passion. The voice needs to have a pop/rock sound or a classical sound of extraordinary textual clarity; “Javert:” Male, 35-49, Baritone, sings to G. Policeman who relentlessly hunts Valjean. Ideally a large man. The ultimate “law and order” figure. Obsessed, to the point of irrationality, with a rigid and merciless moral code. He too is a character of operatic size and passion. Both belt voice and classical can suit this role but must have a darker quality than Jean Valjean; “Thenardier:” Male, 35-49, Late 30s-40s. Strong comic character role. A crooked innkeeper, later a petty, amoral thief. Greedy, irreverent, selfish, boorish, vulgar. Baritone, sings to F-sharp; “Marius:” Male, 20-29, 20s. High baritone (sings to A) with a strong bottom (to A). A member of the revolutionary student movement. Attractive and romantic but in a sensitive, 19th century “byronic” way; “Enjolras:” 20-35, 20s-early 30s. High baritone (to G sharp/A) very strong singer. Charismatic political figure. Leader of the revolutionary movement; “Fantine:” Female, 25-35, Late 20s, early 30s. Belt up to C, sings to E-flat. Poor factory girl, struggling to support her fatherless daughter. Later is a pauper, a prostitute, a consumptive and a ghost. Earthy and poignant; “Cosette:” Female, 18-25, 18-25 (the younger the better). Fantine’s daughter (first seen as and played by a child) delicate, elegant, vulnerable and beautiful. Soprano to high C, but a light, young “floating” sound, without heavy vibrato; “Eponine:” Female, 18-25, An enormous and beautiful belt voice, to C in belt, sings to E-flat. Daughter of the Thenardiers but in no way behaves like them; “Madame Thenardier:” Female, 30-45, 30s-early 40s. Tough, sharp, coarse, boorish, vulgar. Strong character comedienne role. Belter; “Gavroche:” Male, 7-11, Boy, age 7-11. 52” tall or less. Spunky street urchin. Lots of personality. Sings very well; Young “Cosette” & Young “Eponine:” Female, 7-11, Girls, age 7-11. 50” tall or less. Sweet innocent waifs. Pretty soprano voice; Ensemble: Males & Females, 18+, Female artists to form an ensemble of eight ladies; all ladies belt up to C & most will cover principals; the show is entirely sung and everyone in it must be a strong singer with a wide range; with only one or two exceptions, women must be strong belters. Male artists to form an ensemble of eleven men; all men sing to G; the men are primarily rangy high baritone, or tenors with strong low ranges. Equity Principal Auditions Feb 27 from 10am-6pm, Feb 28 from 10am-6pm and Mar 9 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018); Equity Chorus Calls Mar 2 at 10am for Equity female singers (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018) and Mar 3 at 10am for Equity male singers (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave, 12th fl., New York NY 10018). EPAs: EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a short legit musical theatre song to sing. Opera, jazz, R&B, and rock are not the proper styles. Bring sheet music a picture and resume, stapled together. An accompanist will be provided. ECCs: Prepare 32 bars of a legit musical theatre song. Opera, jazz, R&B, and rock are not the proper styles. Bring sheet music a picture and resume, stapled together. An accompanist will be provided. Note: Due to expected turn-out, casting will not be able to see non-Equity actors (this includes non- Equity children) at these calls but welcome "drop-offs."

 

EQUITY, 'WAITRESS' – FEB. 27, MAR. 1 & 3 - Producing Org TBD is seeking Equity actor-singers for the upcoming SETA tour of Waitress. Jessie Nelson, book; Sara Bareilles, music-lyrics; Rehearses on/about Sep. 11-Oct. 5, 2017 in NYC; out-of-town tech runs on/about Oct. 6-15 in Cleveland OH; first preview on/about Oct. 17 in Cleveland; opens Oct. 21 in Cleveland OH. Pays $992/wk. Equity Short Engagement Touring Contract, Category 1. Seeking—“Jenna:” Female, 20-39, female, 20s-30s, any ethnicity. A woman stuck in her life as an unhappily married waitress in a small town; finds some happiness and expression through her meticulous baking of pies and her friendships with her coworkers; Must have a fantastic pop/rock voice with great range. Principal; “Dawn:” Female, 20-29, female, 20s, any ethnicity. She is the youngest of the waitresses; thick glasses, hair parted 14 centimeters to the left, and not so slightly OCD; Must have an excellent pop/rock/folk voice. Principal; “Becky:” Female, 40-54, female, early 40s-early 50s, any ethnicity. The oldest of the three waitresses; irreverent, irascible, been there, made it back, and somehow kept her forward and sometimes wicked sense of humor with excellent comedic timing. Must have a soulful pop voice with an excellent pop belt. Principal; “Dr. Pomatter:” Male, 30-44, male, 30s-early 40s, any ethnicity. Handsome, endearing, and neurotic; has a warm, if clumsy, matter; has a quirky sense of humor and a big heart; must have impeccable comedic timing and must move well. Should have a very strong pop/rock tenor that can navigate the musical style of Sara Bareilles with ease. Principal; “Earl:” Male, 20-39, male, 20s-30s, Caucasian. Jenna’s husband; peaked in high school, handsome in a gruff way, but that face is clouded with broken dreams, drowned with cheap beer; Actors auditioning for Earl would need to come prepared with a song in the vein of Elton John or a similar contemporary singer/songwriter. Guitar playing a plus. Principal; “Ogie:” Male, 30-39, male, 30s, any ethnicity. Strange, yet oddly lovable; quirky, incredibly persistent, and odd, yet kind. Should have excellent comedic timing. Must have an excellent pop/rock tenor/bari-tenor sound. Principal; “Joe:” Male, 60-79, male, 60s-70s, any ethnicity. The owner of the diner; a seemingly old, curmudgeonly man; sarcastically funny and no-nonsense guy with a keen ability to read people. Very funny. Principal; Cal/Joe: Male, 40-49, male, any ethnicity, 40s. Cal: A chef at the diner; brash, impatient, unsentimental, but somehow charming; should have a strong pop/rock voice with great comedic chops; must have a strong contemporary baritone singing voice in the style of Sara Bareilles and have excellent comedic timing. Will also understudy the role of Joe: male, 60s-70s, any ethnicity. Equity Principal Auditions Feb 27 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 17th fl., New York NY 10018); Mar 1 from 10am-6pm and Mar 3 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm each day) at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a short pop/rock song in the style of Sara Bareilles that shows off your range. Bring sheet music, as an accompanist will be provided. All actors should bring pix & resumes, stapled together.

'JUST A DREAM: The GREEN PLAY' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 28 - Norristown Educational Theatre is casting Just a Dream: The Green Play. Project description: "To be performed at Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown PA, as part of a nationwide celebration called 'Party for the Planet.'" Phone interviews and individual auditions will begin immediately. Rehearsals begin late Feb. or early March. Five performances run April 17-22, 2017 at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown PA. All performances are during morning and afternoon hours. Seeking—Young Looking Actor (Lead): Male, 18+, must have some experience working with young audiences, and the ability to sing simple melodies. Seeking talent from Philadelphia PA. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

'BLURRED LINES' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 28 - Just Be You Performing Arts & Productions is casting Blurred Lines, new romantic stage play. Synopsis: Just Be You Performing Arts & Productions is seeking strong male actor; a fit physic, with a lot of swag and charm, (think a young Tyrese, Shemar Moore, Morris Chestnut or LL Cool J) for the new romantic stage play "Blurred Lines." What happens when an established veteran actress becomes entangled with her much younger co-star. What does an aspiring actor do when life on stage is no longer pretending and the lines become blurred. And what are they both willing to do in order to avoid falling prey to the dangers of those blurred lines. Rehearsals begin March in/around Rahway NJ; runs May 12 in Rahway NJ as part of a Mother's Day event. Role pays $50 for the performance plus travel reimbursement up to $20. Seeking—“Liam Long” (Lead): Male, 21-30, Liam Long is a lover, bottom line, and he's not hesitant to proclaim that; Liam can sing. And he is clean cut and handsome, but not cocky. Just confident. The role requires a shirtless scene. And mainly requires charm, swag, and strong acting skills. Seeking talent from New York NY; Jersey City, Newark, New Brunswick, Rahway, Brooklyn, Bronx NY. To be considered for the role, submit a head shot and full body shot. Also include a resume and cover letter. A cover letter is required. If you do not submit a cover letter; which is an actor's way of introducing themselves and giving a short detail of your experience, then you will not be considered. No exceptions. Also, a full body shot is required. In the cover letter indicate your level of experience, skills, plus tell us why you think you are a good fit for the role. An actor who can sing is a plus. Submit here via Backstage or email to: justbeyou.contact@gmail.com. This is a non-union role that could lead to being cast in the future production of the full stage play. The play will be presented as preview to the full stage play. Only actors who properly follow the submission instructions will be considered. Please do not simply direct us to your website. The cover letter is your calling card lyrically.

 

'ROLL OUT The BARREL' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 28 - Simon Gross Casting is casting the musical, Roll Out the Barrel. Project description: "Our shows tour community-based venues such as nursing and residential homes, day centres, sheltered housing venues, and hospitals, where we share musical theatre with the community." Rehearses Mar. 2-10, in London, UK. Tour runs Mar. 13-May 12, with three performances/day, five days/week, throughout Home Counties, East Midlands, West Midland, South, Kent Coast & Northeast, West, York’s, Suffolk, Cambs, UK. Rehearsals pay $250. Performances pay $500/week + fuel on the road. Seeking—Actors (Lead): Males & Females, 18+, strong musical performers with great comedy and performing skills. Seeking talent from London, England. To apply, submit pix & résumés. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'24 BLACKBIRDS' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 28 - Blackbird Dance Company is casting a workshop of 24 Blackbirds, a musical. Seeking creative minds, bodies, and talents interested in the process that collectively creates great work. Character development will be asked and possibly song writing options. Very multi-cultural in nature. Rehearses fall 2016 (once weekly, and a bit more in spring 2017) to showcase a run by April 2017 in L.A. Small stipend for spring. Benefits of dance training and company classes through Blackbird herself. Creator states: "Working on a grant currently." Seeking—Dancer Birds (Lead): Males & Females, 16-45, multi-cultural dance training, circus a plus, singing a plus, musicianship could be interesting mix; technique preferred but expressive movers company can tighten training if committed; Musician Birds (Lead): Males & Females, 16-45, musicians, singing a plus, available to bring instruments and play/create live template for original score; multi-cultural in nature and creative input encouraged thru structured progress of building show; some recording and filming opportunities in spring plus live performances. Seeking talent from Hollywood CA. Must be available weekly in Los Angeles for regular rehearsals. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

EQUITY, 'HONEYMOON In VEGAS' – FEB. 28 – CHICAGO - Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire is casting Honeymoon in Vegas. Rehearsals begin Aug. 3; runs Aug. 23-Oct. 15 in Lincolnshire IL. Pays $751/wk. Equity Marriott Special Agreement. Seeking—“Jack Singer:” Male, 30-39, funny and winning character, leading male identifying role. Strong high baritone to high A. Heavy singing track. Should be able to move well and have great physical comedy agility; “Betsy:” Female, 30-39, female identifying, a school teacher in NYC with great patience and understanding. Very strong soprano belt. Jason Robert Brown type of voice. Low F to belted high E. Heavy singing role; “Tommy Korman:” Male, 50-59, male identifying. Professional gambler and hopeless romantic. Authoritative Baritone. Suave. Seductive Jazzy. Sinatra swing. Major vocal track; “Johnny Sandwich:” Male, 50-59, Tommy’s Aide-de-camp, male identifying. Intensely loyal. Often says wrong thing at wrong time. Character singing (minimal); “Bea Singer:” Male, 50-59, female identifying. Jack’s Mother. Her ability to provoke guilt is massive. Low G-sharp to belted E; Buddy Rock/Roy Bacon: 18+, male identifying. Two sides of a very shiny coin. Buddy is a Vegas lounge singer. Roy is a shit-kicker leader of the Flying Elvises. Big baritone with fantastic top notes. Needs to do an amazing Vegas crooner ala Steve Lawrence. Embodiment of Elvis (later life Elvis) in Act II; Mahi/Ensemble  in Act I: 18+, a charming and sexy female identifying Asian/Polynesian. Strong belt. Good mover; Ensemble: 18+, ensemble needs to have a lot of fun character; 6 additional male identifying performers and 5 additional female identifying performers to include 6 strong dancers (two of which are showgirls). Equity Principal Audition Feb 28 from 10am-3pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Stage 773 (1225 W Belmont Ave., Chicago IL 60657). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Equity members may schedule an appointment online through the Member Portal beginning Feb. 21 at noon. Prepare one 16 to 32 bar cut in the style of the show, and bring a second selection in case the Artistic Team needs to hear more. An accompanist will be provided. Bring music in your key. There will be a separate dance call. Note: No performers under 18. The Marriott Theatre encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

EQUITY, ADIRONDACK THEATRE FESTIVAL – FEB. 28 – GLEN FALLS - Adirondack Theatre Festival is casting the 2017 Season including: Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat (Nikko Benson & Benjamin Halstead, writers; Runs June 22-July 1); Knights of the Sales Office (Hank Greene, writer; Runs July 12-20); and The Boy in the Bathroom (Michael Lluberes, book & lyrics; Joe Maloney, music & additional lyrics; Runs July 27-Aug. 4). Season runs in Glens Falls NY. Equity SPT 5 Contracts. 2017 salary TBD. 2016 min: $393/wk. Seeking—Actors Who Sing: Males & Females, 18+. For NIKOLA TESLA DROPS THE BEAT, a show that can only be described as “HAMILTON meets TESLA”, this epic battle of Nikola Tesla vs. Thomas Edison is set to the rhythm of a brand-new beat, in a modern and mesmerizing musical that will leave you speechless... and electrified; NIKOLA TESLA (lead): Male, Age: 20’s, Tenor; Unconventionally sexy, full of angst, eccentric; ANNA/WHITE PIGEON (supporting): Female, Age: 20s, Soprano; Anna sees her own future, a full life: alongside Nikola; Pigeon, just as ambitious at Nikola, she tries to fly to the moon and fails; GEORGE WESTINGHOUSE (supporting); Male, Age: 20s, bari-tenor; Goofy, excitable, bro; THOMAS EDISON (lead); Male, Age: 20’s, Tenor; Sassy, charismatic, egomaniac; ROB JOHNSON (supporting): Male, Age: 20s, Tenor; Speedy, down-to-business, socialite; KAT JOHNSON (supporting): Female, Age: 20’s, Mezzo-Soprano; Socialite, clairvoyant, Earthy, Spunky; JP MORGAN (supporting); Female, Age: 20s, Soprano belter; MARCONI (supporting): Male, Age: 20s, Bass-Baritone; PUPIN (supporting): Male, Age: 20s, Tenor; ENSEMBLE: Male + Female, Age: 20s; Pop/Musical theatre vocals, all ranges; Comedic chameleons. Lots of bit parts. Equity Principal Audition by appointment Feb 28 from 10am-5pm at Charles R. Wood Theater (207 Glen St., Glen Falls NY 12801). For an appointment, email chad@atfestival.org. Equity Members without appointments may be seen as time permits. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare a 1-minute contemporary monologue. If auditioning for a musical, prepare 32 bars of a contemporary song. Provide a headshot/resume stapled together. For more info, visit www.atfestival.org.

EQUITY, La JOLLA PLAYHOUSE 2017-2018 SEASON – FEB. 28 – LA JOLLA - La Jolla Playhouse is casting Equity performers for the 2017-2018 Season including: Escape To Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffett, music-lyrics; Greg Garcia & Mike O’Malley, book; Rehearsals begin Mar. 28; runs May 9-June 18), At The Old Place (Rachel Bonds, playwright; Rehearsals begin June 6; runs July 5-30), Kill Local (Mat Smart, playwright; Rehearsals begin June 27; runs Aug. 1-27), Wild Goose Dreams(Hansol Jung, playwright; Rehearsals begin Aug. 8; runs Sep. 5-Oct. 3), and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (Rehearsals begin Sep. 19; runs Nov. 7-Dec. 17). Season runs in La Jolla CA. Pays $861/wk or $799/wk. Equity LORT Non-Rep LORT B and C Agreements. Seeking—Equity Actors: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Audition Feb 28 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1pm-2pm; sign-up at 9am) at La Jolla Playhouse (2910 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla CA 92093). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare either a brief contemporary monologue or a short song and a brief monologue. (three min. max for both.) Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Doors will open for sign ups at 9am. No appointments will be given until the morning of Feb. 28. No understudies will be cast. Stage managers and actors unable to attend this call may submit headshot/resume to auditions@ljp.org.

EQUITY, 'GREASE' – FEB. 28 & MAR. 1 – CHICAGO - Starlight Theatre Association is casting Grease. Rehearsals begin Aug. 28, 2017; runs Sep. 8-14 in Kansas City MO. Pays $996/wk. Equity MSUA Contract. Seeking—“Danny Zuko:” Male, 18+, teen, the leader of the Burger Palace Boys; good-looking, strong and confident, with an air of easy-going charm. Excellent Dancer. Range: tenor, D4–B5; “Sandy Dombrowski:” Female, 18+, teen, new girl in town; sweet, wholesome, naive, cute, and innocent, changes to sassy and sultry. Range: Soprano, A3 to F-sharp5; “Betty Rizzo:” Female, 18+, teen, leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic and outspoken but vulnerable. Range: Alto A3–C5; “Frenchy:” Female, 18+, teen, a dreamer; good-natured but not too smart; Range: Alto, A3–D5; “Marty:” Female, 18+, teen, the 'beauty' of the Pink Ladies; pretty and looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth; Range Alto, C4–C5; “Jan:” Female, 18+, teen, funny, loud, compulsive eater and awkward member of the Pink Ladies. Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with boys. Range: Alto, A3-C5; “Doody:” Male, 18+, teen, the youngest of the guys; small, boyish and open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude towards the other guys. He also plays the guitar. Range: Tenor, D4-A5; “Kenickie:” Male, 18+, teen, the second in command of the Burger Palace Boys; tough-looking, tattooed, surly and avoids any show of softness. Range: Tenor, C4–F5; “Sonny Latierri:” Male, 18+, teen, a member of the Burger Palace Boys; funny Italian-American, he is a braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he's a real lady-killer. Range: baritone, G3–A5; “Roger:” Male, 18+, teen, the anything-for-a-laugh stocky type of boy; Range: Tenor, D4-A5; “Cha Cha” aka “Charlene DiGregorio:” Female, 18+, teen, the best dancer at St. Bernadette's; a loud mouth, she wins the dancing competition with Danny. Excellent Dancer. Range: Alto, C4–C5; “Eugene Florczyk:” Male, 18+, teen, the class valedictorian; physically awkward, with weak eyes and a high-pitched voice. Range: Tenor, A3–E5; “Johnny Casino:” Male, 18+, teen, All-American, rock-star “greaser” student at Rydell High, whose real name is Clarence. Range: Tenor, G4-E5; “Patty Simcox:” Female, 18+,teen, a typical cheerleader; attractive, athletic, sure-of-herself, but can be given to bursts of disconcerting enthusiasm; Can twirl a baton. Range: Alto, D4-A4; Teen Angel: Male, 18+, age flexible, Frenchy's suave and slick guardian angel, who encourages her to stay in school. Range: Tenor, E4–F5. Equity Principal Auditions Feb 28 from 10am-6pm and Mar 1 from 10am-6pm (lunch 2pm-3pm each day) at Hubbard Street Dance Center (1147 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago IL 60607). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Equity members may schedule an appointment online through the Member Portal beginning Feb. 21 at noon. Prepare a legit Up-tempo Broadway or Pop/Rock. Bring sheet music in your key, accompanist will not transpose. Bring headshot and resume. Note: All actors in teen roles must be able to convincingly play high school teen. 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.

 

WOLFBANE's 2017 SEASON – FEB. 28 & MAR. 1 - Wolfbane Productions is casting the 2017 season including: The Hannah Reynolds Story (rehearses Mar. 27-Apr. 5; runs Apr. 6-9) based on the true story of the only civilian casualty in the Battle of Appomattox; Wolfbane's Romeo and Juliet (rehearses May 9-31; runs June 1-July 1) set during the Civil War, this production is a mash up of true historical figures and the Shakespearean classic; Evil Dead: the Musical! (rehearses July 11-19; runs July 20-Aug. 6) the campy, hilarious parody based on the Sam Raimi classic horror trilogy; and The Rock Horror Show (rehearses Aug. 22-Sep. 6; runs Sep. 7-Oct. 1) a cult favorite and ultimate party show. Rehearsals and production for all Wolfbane shows will take place outdoors in Appomattox VA. Pay varies on role; competitive packages offered. Equity members will be hired under the Equity Guest Artist Agreement, pending Equity approval. Seeking—“Linda” (Lead): Female, 18-30, "Evil Dead"; soprano; typical ingénue. Very physical role; “Scotty” (Lead): Male, 18+, "Evil Dead"; bari-tenor, foul-mouthed best friend of Ash. Must have great comic timing. Very physical role; “Good Ol’Reliable Jake” (Lead): Male, 18-40, "Evil Dead": tenor, lovable hillbilly, character role. Must have great comic timing. Very physical role; “Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Lead): Male, 18-40, "Rocky Horror"; baritone, a cross-dressing mad scientist/transvestite from the planet Transsexual in the galaxy of Transylvania. Brilliant comic timing and charismatic. Must be quick on their feet. Domineering; “Janet Weiss” (Lead): Female, 18-30, mezzo-soprano, good girl who is madly in love with Brad. Always seems to be frightened of something. Keeps losing more of her clothes throughout the story. She has strong emotions and caves into pressure easily; “Brad Majors” (Lead): Male, 18-30, bari-tenor, wholesome, quirky, but very much in love with his fiancé, Janet. Overly optimistic at times. A product of the age of innocence; “Riff Raff” (Lead): Male, 18-35, tenor, creepy man resembling more of a zombie. Often makes harmless conversation seem awkward and foreboding. One of Frank’s servants. Must handle dry comedy well; “Magenta” (Lead): Female, 18-35, mezzo soprano, a very strange servant of Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter, possibly has Eastern-European accent, an exotic beauty, she exudes sex, also appears as “Trixie - The Usherette” and sings “Science Fiction Double Feature;” “Columbia” (Supporting): Female, 18-30, mezzo soprano, strong belt, one of Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter’s groupies, strong character actor, cute and bubbly with a rough, rocker side, must be able to tap; “Rocky” (Supporting): Male, 18-30, tenor, Frank’s magnificent creation; sexually appealing with prominent muscles. He optimizes the perfect man--very physically fit. Auditions by appointment Feb 28 from 10am-3pm and Mar 1 from 10am-3pm at Ripley Grier (520 8th Ave., New York NY 10018). For an audition appointment, submit electronically via backstage.com or contact the production company. Prepare two brief, contrasting monologues. Contemporary is preferred. If you would like to also be considered for the musicals, prepare one monologue and 16-32 bars of a musical theater/pop song that shows you off. Something in the style of the shows would be preferred.

 

'FOOTLOOSE' – FEB. 28 & MAR. 2 – MAGNA - Empress Theatre is casting Footloose, the musical. Project Description: When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, "Footloose" celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind. Performances will run May 19-June 3, in Magna UT. No pay. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 16+. Open Casting Calls Feb 28 from 7pm-9pm and Mar 2 from 7pm-9pm at Empress Theatre (9104 W. 2700 S., Magna UT 84044). Bring a current headshot, resume and come prepared with a minus track and 32 bars of a song in the style of the show. We prefer no a capella singing.

 

EQUITY, 'WAITRESS' – FEB. 28 & MAR. 2 - Producing Org TBD is seeking dancers and singers for the ensemble in the upcoming SETA tour of Waitress. Rehearses on/about Sep. 11-Oct. 5, 2017 in NYC; out-of-town tech runs on/about Oct. 6-15 in Cleveland OH; first preview on/about Oct. 17 in Cleveland; opens Oct. 21 in Cleveland OH. Pays $992/wk. Equity Short Engagement Touring Contract, Category 1. Seeking—Dancers Who Sing: 24-39, characters are any ethnicity, ranging from mid-20s to late 30s; must be strong movers/dancers; all movers/dancers must have excellent pop/rock voices in the style of Sara Bareilles and must have excellent comedic timing and be able to play a range of characters comprising the community in which the story takes place; Singers: 24-39, characters are any ethnicity, ranging from mid-20s to late 30s; must have excellent pop/rock voices in the style of Sara Bareilles; must have excellent comedic timing and be able to play a range of characters comprising the community in which the story takes place. Equity Chorus Calls Feb 28 at 10:30am for Equity male singers & 2pm for Equity female singers at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 4th fl., New York NY 10018) and Mar 2 at 10:30am for Equity male dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity female dancers who sing at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave, 12th fl., New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Singers: Prepare a 16-32 bar cut of a pop/rock song in the style of Sara Bareilles that shows off your range. Bring sheet music as an accompanist will be provided. All actors should bring an updated picture/resume, stapled together. Dancers: Come warmed up and ready to move/dance with comfortable shoes. Bring a headshot and resume, stapled together.

'VIOLET' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 1 - The Summit Playhouse is casting the role of “Lulu Buffington,” an African-American gospel singer, in a nonunion production of Violet, the musical. Synopsis: As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade, leaving her with a visible scar across her face. With enough saved, she's traveling across the 1964 Deep South toward a miracle--the healing touch of a TV evangelist. Show features show-stopping anthems ranging from American-roots to country, blues, and gospel with a score from Tony-winning composer Jeanine Tesori ("Thoroughly Modern Millie," "Shrek," "Fun Home") and book by the acclaimed Brian Crawley. Rehearsals begin late Feb.; runs May 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, and 20 (8pm) and May 7 & 14 (2pm). All rehearsals and performances at The Summit Playhouse, 10 New England Ave., Summit NJ. Seeking—“Lulu Buffington (Supporting): Female, 18+, a member of the volunteer choir that sings for the Preacher's telecast; sings for God with passion and power. African-American. Actor doubles as Almeta (Landlady) and Bus Passenger. Vocal range top: G5. Vocal range bottom: F3. Seeking talent from Summit NJ. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the playhouse.

'BUDDY: The BUDDY HOLLY STORY' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 1 - Hackmatack Playhouse is casting Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. Production states: "The most successful rock and roll show of all time! Experience the excitement, drama and passion as we follow Buddy Holly from his meteoric rise to fame to his untimely death. Songs include 'That'll Be the Day,' 'Peggy Sue,' 'Johnny B Goode,' 'Chantilly Lace"'and so many more rock and roll hits." Rehearsals set to begin on or around June 17, 2017 in Berwick ME. Production opens on July 5 and runs for three weeks. Wed-Sat performances, with two performances on Thursdays and Saturdays. The production will close on July 22. Contract offers local area housing, travel reimbursement, and non-union pay. Seeking—“Buddy Holly” (Lead): Male, Early 20s. Singer-songwriter and star from Lubbock TX. Buddy is intelligent, charismatic, 6ft or over, preferably under 25. Must play guitar, sing and act, have a natural feel for Rock ‘n’ Roll, and a desire to live as a rock ‘n’ roll superstar every night; “Joe B. Mauldlin” (Lead): Male, Early 20s. Double Bass player from Lubbock TX. Serious, square young man. Must be able to sing and act; “Jerry Allison” (Lead): Male, Early 20s. Drummer from Lubbock, Texas. Good looking, irrepressible, brash, and jolly. Must be able to sing and act; “J.P. Richardson, the Big Bopper” (Lead): Male, 20s-30s. A former DJ, he is a Texan with an irrepressible larger-than-life character. 6ft and above, with the ability to command the stage on his own as a single performer. His key song is “Chantilly Lace”. Must be able to act and the ability to play a musical instrument an advantage but not prohibitive; “Ritchie Valens” (Lead): Male, 20s-30s. A former DJ, he is a Texan with an irrepressible larger-than-life character. 6ft and above, with the ability to command the stage on his own as a single performer. His key song is “Chantilly Lace”. Must be able to act and the ability to play a musical instrument an advantage but not prohibitive; Male Apollo Performer (Supporting): 20s-30s. Male African-American. Key song “Shout”. Must be a strong singer, have great comic timing, and the ability to play a musical instrument is a big plus but not required; Female Apollo Performer (Supporting): 20s-30s. Female African-American. Key song “Shout.” Must be a strong singer, have great comic timing, and the ability to play a musical instrument is a big plus but not required; “Maria Elena Holly” (Lead): Female, Early 20s. Hispanic-American. Classy and well- educated. Must be able to sing. Ability to play a musical instrument is a plus but not a requirement; Seeking talent from Berwick, Boston MA; New York NY. Actors interested in this show should submit a short video audition. The video should include footage of the actor performing a section of one of the selected Buddy Holly songs provided on the website. Below is a breakdown of what song should be prepared based on the role desired. Callbacks: Actors will be invited to callbacks on Mar. 5 at the South Berwick Community Center (71 Norton St, South Berwick ME 03908) based on their video audition, as this show has specific needs and requirements. You may be asked to bring your instrument with you to callbacks. Video Submission requirements: Buddy Holly, Tommy Alsopp, Joe B Mauldin, and Jerry Allison, "That'll Be The Day", "Everyday" or "Oh, Boy" Actors should accompany themselves on their respective instruments. Please be familiar with all three songs. J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper), “Chantilly Lace” and play a musical instrument. Ritchie Valens, “La Bamba” and play a musical instrument. Apollo Singers, “Shout” or a similar up-tempo song. If you play an instrument please include it in your submission.
Sheet music will be provided on Hackmatack's website. www.hackmatack.org

 

'BLOOD And SILK: The TALE Of CIRCELAE And ALEXIEL' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 1 - Il'oandra Productions is seeking actors for a staged reading of Blood and Silk: The Tale of Circelae and Alexiel by Jeffrey Love. This staging will include choreography and some costumes. Synopsis: This new dramatic musical is a gay re-imagining of the legend of Beauty and The Beast. Rehearses in the spring in San Francisco; performs Aug. 28 in Redwood City CA. Seeking—“Circelae Alverdine” (Lead): Male, 18-31, a young man who longs for something more in his life, something that brings love and adventure; the actor must be able to portray a diverse range of emotions; the character is also not to be over-sung, and have a more classical fairy tale-style speaking voice. High classical tenor A to G (above middle C); belt a big plus; “Anthony de Gisborn” (Supporting): Male, 18-34, one of Circelae’s only friends in Siddlehara--at least, that’s how Circelae sees it; Tenor--low A to high A-flat; “Queen Blodwyn” (Supporting): Female, 18-60, Alexiel’s mother; in the beginning, she is distant from her son; but in truth, she only wants best for Alexiel. Lyric soprano: C (C4) to "high D" (D6). She also doubles as Svetlana; “Charles Alverdine” (Supporting): Male, 18-50, Circelae’s father; a formerly wealthy merchant, he has come along hard times and moves his family far from the city; he is a good-natured, loving father. Baritone: low A to F; Three Ladies in Waiting (Supporting): Female, 18-40, the Sisters of Queen Blodwyn, who try to advise her when she neglects her son; performers will be playing multiple small roles throughout the production. Alto/soprano. Seeking talent from San Francisco CA. Submit headshot (or recent photo) and resume. Non-Equity only. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the production company.

EQUITY, 'SOME PEOPLE HEAR THUNDER' – MAR. 1 & 2 - Smokin' Productions is casting Some People Hear Thunder. Gerson Smoger, book-lyrics; Jeffery Sorkin, music; Synopsis: The musical is set in New York and Southern Turkey from 1913 to 1915. A New York newspaper reporter finds himself in an Armenian village at the time of the Turkish genocide of the Armenian people. Varying from joyousness to tragedy, the story is told through the letters he writes to his American girlfriend. In these, he sets forth the inspiring but tragic and true tale of the Armenians living in the shadow of Musa Ler ("Moses' Mountain"). Rehearsals begin Mar. 28; runs Apr. 28-May 21 with a possible extension through May 28 in Berkeley CA. Pays $684/wk. (possible negotiation) Equity LOA Agreement. Seeking—“Jason Karras:” Male, 20-32, born in Buffalo; a rising journalist; sent to be a foreign correspondent during the beginning of World War I; he is aloof but observant and enthusiastic about his career; tenor; “Carole:” Female, 20-27, she lives in New York City and is in love with Jason; She serves as the narrator of this piece and jumps back and forth in time. As a woman in her 20’s, she is young, beautiful, and naïve. When telling the story in the present, 1948, after WW2, she is a mature woman in her 50’s. Actress for this role should be versatile, and a good singer who can also dance; alto/low soprano; “Angelique der Kaloustian:” Female, 27-40, she and her husband have returned to his ancestral home in Anatolia after his father passed away; she is Parisian and makes clear her desire to return to France as soon as possible; must be an exceptional singer and actor; able to do a strong French accent; alto/low soprano; 1 Female Ensemble Member (Chorus/Ensemble): 30-39, a dancer who is a strong singer and can sing close harmonies. Equity Principal Auditions by appointment only Mar 1 & 2 in New York, NY. For an audition appointment, email picture and resume to Klappercasting@gmail.com or mail to Stephanie Klapper Casting, 39 West 19th St., 12th fl., New York NY 10011. Mark submissions: "Some People Hear Thunder [Role___] / NYC Appointment submission." 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.

'HONEYMOON In VEGAS' & 'NEWSIES' – MAR. 1-3 - Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire is seeking singers for Honeymoon in Vegas, Newsies and summer and winter children's productions. Shows run in Buffalo Grove IL. Seeking—Singers: Males & Females, 18+, all roles require singing. Male identifying dancers should have strong athletic jazz capabilities. All ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition. Open Casting Calls Mar 1 from 10am-6pm, Mar 2 from 10am-6pm and Mar 3 from 10am-1pm at Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago IL 60657). To sign-up, visit www.MarriottTheatre.com/auditions beginning Feb. 22 at 10am. All ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition. No performers under 18 are being seen at this time (a separate call for Newsies young performers will be announced at a later date). Bring one 16 bar song and a second contrasting selection in case the artistic team needs to hear more. Bring music in your key and an updated H/R. An accompanist will be provided. Note: Equity auditions Feb. 28, 10am-3pm. Visit the AEA website for more info.

EQUITY, LYRIC THEATRE Of OKLAHOMA – MAR. 1-4 – OKLAHOMA CITY - Lyric Theatre Of Oklahoma is casting the 2017 season including: Million Dollar Quartet (Rehearsals begin June 12; runs June 27-July 1 at Lyric Theatre and July 26–Sep. 3 at ZACH Theatre), When You Wish (Rehearsals begin June 19; runs July 11-15), West Side Story (Rehearsals begin July 10; runs July 25-29) and Rock of Ages (Rehearsals begin Sep. 25; runs Oct. 11-29). Season runs in Oklahoma City OK. Pays $560/wk. (Tier 1) and $845/wk. (Tier 4). Equity URTA Tier 1 & Tier 4 Contracts. Seeking—Strong Singers Who Can Move Well: Males & Females, 18+; Strong Dancers Who Can Sing Well: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Auditions Mar 1 from 3pm-8pm, Mar 2 from 3pm-8pm, Mar 3 from 3pm-8pm and Mar 4 from 10am-1pm at Lyric Theatre and Thelma Gaylord Academy Building (1801 NW 16th St., Oklahoma City OK 73106). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For an audition appointment, visit http://lyrictheatreokc.com/auditions (scroll down to the day of your choosing) or email Ashley@LyricTheatreOKC.com. Bring an 8x10 non-returnable headshot and resume. Prepare your best 32 bars in the style of the show for which you are auditioning. 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, 'JOSEPH And The AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT' – MAR. 2 DEADLINE f/MAR. 3 – WALTHAM - Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston is casting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. Rehearsals begin May 23 (afternoons and evenings); runs June 8-18 (over two weekends, with three dark days between weekends) at the Reagle Music Theatre in Waltham MA. Equity LOA Contract, salary pending. Seeking—Joseph’s Brothers: Male, 20-39, Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Naphtali, Issachar, Asher, Dan, Zebulun, Gad, Benjamin, and Judah: the other eleven sons of Jacob. They become envious of Joseph’s favored position, and team up to dispose themselves of their annoying brother and his prophetic dreams. Three of the brothers sing solos—“One More Angel in Heaven” (a country-western song), “Those Canaan Days” (a faux-French ballad), and “Benjamin Calypso” (a calypso number); tenor-bass. Note: Two of these men double as the Baker and the Butler; Pharaoh: Male, 30-49, Rameses I, the current leader of Egypt. As Pharaoh is the “King” of his nation, he is modeled on Elvis, the “King of Rock and Roll.” Sexy, loud, and powerful, Pharaoh has an ensemble of cheering fangirls who follow his every move; baritone. Note: The actor must be able to do an Elvis Presley impression; “Potiphar:” Male, 40-69, one of the Pharaoh’s captains of the guard, and an extremely rich man (“one of Egypt’s millionaires”). Despite his wealth and power, he is a kind man who treats his slaves well and deeply loves his wife (unfortunately, she fails to return the favor); bass-baritone (could be spoke-sung). Note: This role will be doubled with Jacob; “Mrs. Potiphar:” Female, 20-39, a “beautiful but eeeeeevil” woman, she is a seductress in her prime. When Joseph enters her husband’s household, she decides to take him as her lover (despite his own protests and Potiphar’s love for her). Note: This role will be played by an Ensemble member; Ensemble: Males & Females, 18+, all must be excellent singers and dancers. There are opportunities for solos (both singing and dancing) among the Ensemble. Equity Principal Audition Mar 3 from 2:30pm-10:30pm at The Reagle Music Theatre (617 Lexington St., Waltham MA 02452). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For a singing audition appointment, Equity members email Christian@reaglemusictheatre.org or call 781/891-5600. Sign-up deadline is Mar. 2, 4:30pm. Equity members who do not make an appointment will be seen throughout Friday as time permits. Note: The roles of Joseph and the Narrator have already been cast. Prepare a brief song (32 bars) in the style of the show or from the show itself. Also, plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before your requested time to fill out audition paperwork. Bring two copies of your résumé and most recent headshot, stapled back-to-back. The by-invitation Dance Callback Mar. 4. All should be warmed up and ready at the start of call. Acting/Singing callbacks Mar. 5. For more info, visit ReagleMusicTheatre.com. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

EQUITY, NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE 2017 SEASON – MAR. 2 & 3 - North Shore Music Theatre is casting the final three shows of the 2017 Season including: Evita (Rehearsals begin Sep. 12; runs Sep. 26-Oct. 8); 42nd Street (Rehearsals begin Oct. 17; runs Oct. 31-Nov. 12); and A Christmas Carol (Dates TBD). Season runs in Beverly MA. Pays: $746/wk. min. Equity COST Contract. Seeking—Equity Actors Who Sing: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Auditions Mar 2 from 9:30am-5:30pm and Mar 3 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm each day) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). If you attended the February call for first three shows, you do not need to attend. EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief song representative of the musicals in the season, or from a standard musical. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Indicate which production and which role you are interested in auditioning for on your resume.

'SEUSSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 3 - Pointe of Grace Dance Studio is casting the role of Horton in Seussical. Rehearses Wednesdays (4:30pm-5:30pm); performs May 21 (5pm) in Katy TX. No pay. Seeking—“Horton” (Lead): Male, 10-18, male; an elephant and a citizen of the Jungle of Nool; gentle, big-hearted, appealing; he is very imaginative and believes in the world’s goodness; he is responsible and always tries to do the right thing for his friends; he is responsible for saving the planet Who and in doing so befriends JoJo. Strong singer-actor with good comic timing. Main songs include: "Horton Hears a Who," "Alone in the Universe," "Notice Me," "Horton," "Solla Sollew." Seeking talent from Katy TX. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the studio.

'THEY CALL IT GRAVY; WE CALL IT SAUCE!' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 3 - Music Jar Productions, LLC. is casting an understudy/ensemble role for They Call It Gravy; We Call It Sauce, an original musical about Sicilians and Neapolitans. Rehearses May 22-June 22; runs June 23-25 at the Middletown Arts Center, Middletown NJ. $300 for 3 performances. Seeking—“Dante Garraffa” (Lead): Male, 43-50, average build, 5'7"-6'0"; the character immigrated from Sicily to New York's Little Italy and therefore speaks with a slight Italian/broken English accent. A basic knowledge of Sicilian and Italian languages, words, phrases, traditions, and customs wouldn't hurt, but not required. This is a singing role with solos; nonunion; “Rosa Garraffa” (Lead): Female, 20-25, slim/average, 5'3"-5'6"; swimsuit model-type. Light Mediterranean features, long dark hair, friendly, feisty, a rebel at times, the character hates the city and can't wait to move to the "burbs"; character is an American-born daughter of Sicilian immigrants and must be able to roll "Rs" and say specific Sicilian and Italian words. A basic knowledge of Sicilian and Italian languages, words, phrases, traditions, and customs wouldn't hurt, but not required; singing required; non-Equity. Seeking talent from Middletown NJ. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the production company.

'FIDDLER On The ROOF' – MAR. 3 & 4 – MURRAY - Murray Arts Council is casting Fiddler on the Roof, the Broadway musical. Performances will run June 22-28, at the newly refurbished Murray Park Amphitheater in Murray UT. No pay. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 5+. Open Casting Calls Mar 3 from 7pm-9pm and Mar 4 from 9am-12noon at The Murray Theater (4961 South State Street, Murray UT 84157). Prepare 16-24 bars of a Broadway-style song, not from Fiddler. An accompanist will be provided No CDs. Also come prepared for a dance audition. Families are welcome to audition together.

EQUITY, 'ROCK Of AGES' – MAR. 3 & 4 – CLEVELAND - Cain Park is casting Rock of Ages, with book by Chris D'Arienzo. Rehearsals begin May 8; runs June 8-25 in Cleveland Heights, OH. Pays $325/wk. min. Equity SPT 3 Contract. Seeking—Equity Actors: Males & Females, 18+. DREW: An appealing, good-guy rocker with great, easy comedic timing, a boyish charm, vulnerability and a very strong rock tenor voice; SHERRIE: An in-shape, pretty, fresh faced, innocent Midwestern girl stepping right off the bus into a new world to pursue her dreams of stardom. Strong comedic timing, strong rock belt, good movement ability. Should be comfortable in revealing/skimpy clothing; LONNY: The narrator of the piece, charming, mischievous, welcoming, vibrant personality, a guy who would be fun to spend one drunken night with. Strong, honest comedic timing/improv skills and strong rock vocals; DENNIS DUPREE: Classic stoner type guy who runs the famous Bourbon Room club; Very strong comedic timing. A laid back, easy going real dude. Bari-tenor rock vocals; STACEE JAXX: A sexy rock star. Decided to leave his successful hair/metal-rock band to try it solo; Self-important, confident and intriguing in all the wrong ways, the ultimate bad boy; he is all about sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll. Great strong comedic timing and strong rock tenor voice; JUSTICE: A warm, strong woman with an easy sensuality about her; Takes on the maternal role for the girls who work for her. Strong, soulful vocals and belt needed; HERTZ KLINEMANN: An older German male. Uptight, cold, intimidating businessman; the bad guy of the piece. Strong, comedic timing and baritone vocals; FRANZ KLINEMANN: Hertz's son, young German male. Pressured and intimidated by his father. Shy, gentle with a big heart. Strong high pop tenor vocals and comedic timing; REGINA: A fun, hippie type, in shape, earthy girl who fights against the attempted takeover of The Strip. Strong comedic timing, belt vocals and comfortable in revealing/skimpy clothing; MALE ENSEMBLE: Two strong actors with good comedic timing to play numerous roles, strong rock tenor and strong dance/movement ability. May understudy principal roles; FEMALE ENSEMBLE: Three female singer/dancers. Sassy, in shape, sexy and rocking. Must be comfortable in very skimpy/sexy clothing. Strong dancers proficient in jazz and modern, comedic ability and strong rock vocals. May understudy principal roles; BAND SINGERS: One male and one female who will provide consistent background vocals with the onstage band. Must have strong rock vocals with belt and proficient in holding harmonies. May understudy principal roles. Equity Principal Auditions Mar 3 from 6pm-11pm and Mar 4 from 10am-6pm at Cleveland Heights Community Center (1 Monticello Blvd, Cleveland OH 44118; Enter through the Senior Activity Center. Free parking; enter from Monticello Blvd). For an audition appointment, visit http://www.cainpark.com/auditions. Scroll down to the bottom of that web page and click on "Book an Appointment." Prepare one 32-bar cut in the style of the show. Rock/non-musical theater songs are acceptable. Bring sheet music in your key. Accompanist will be provided. Bring one current photo and resume, which will be retained by Cain Park. Callbacks Mar. 5. Actors unable to attend either audition date but who would like to be considered for a role should call 216/291-5796. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this 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. Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

'FOX NEWS The MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 4 - But What If We Did? Productions LLC is casting Fox News the Musical, a full-length satire that follows Hope Roosevelt, a young idealistic liberal who finds herself working at Fox News. Synopsis: As Hope unwittingly climbs the corporate ladder, she has to balance chasing her dream of being an influential journalist, conquering corporate media bias, fending off the threatening patriarchy, and sorting out a new unlikely romance with a conservative fellow intern. After uncovering a larger conspiracy, Hope works against all odds to save America from the machine that is Fox News. The show lovingly lampoons the right-wing media world while digging deeper to explore what it means to be bi-partisan in an increasingly polarized country. Tech rehearsals: Apr. 17-19; runs Apr. 20-23 in L.A. Pays: $200 guaranteed for leads and $100-$200 for ensemble. Seeking—“Hope Roosevelt” (Lead): Female, 20-26, a young woman of color from Iowa who just got an internship at Fox News; the protagonist; bright eyed, idealist, patriotic, and a Democrat; out to make a difference in the world one news story at a time; “Will Madison” (Lead): Male, 20-26, a young conservative from Texas who just got an internship at Fox News; the love interest to Hope; a mix of Elder Price from "The Book of Mormon" and Luke Skywalker (only "Episode IV" though); loyal to Fox News but then gets woke; “Regyn Shelly” (Lead): Female, 30-39, the number one female news anchor at Fox News; mysterious and intense, but able to put on the typical Fox News anchor facade; a lady-boss with a past that gets uncovered; very similar to a real-life, famous former Fox News anchor; “Glen O’Ranity” (Lead): Male, 35-45, the number one cable news anchor in the country; spins news for conservatives like the very fate of the free world hinges on it; he will stop at nothing to protect Fox News, The Top Floor, and the conservative agenda; he sees himself as a rock star of cable news; “Landerson Hooper” (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 35-45, a news anchor from a different network who mysteriously crosses political and media boundaries to help Hope uncover a conspiracy; The Man (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 40+, a mysterious and powerful figure who owns and runs Fox News; the Wizard from "The Wizard of Oz" meets Saruman; he resides on The Top Floor of Fox News with a group of corrupt, elite individuals called The Men On The Top Floor; Intern 1 (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 20-29, a seasoned intern; has been at Fox the longest of all the interns deals with his/her misery through dry sarcasm; has a real Stanley Tucci from "The Devil Wears Prada" vibe; leader of the interns; will double as one of The Men On The Top Floor; Intern 2 (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 20-29, a seasoned intern; has a Kimmy Schmidt, or Kenneth from "30 Rock" type quality to him/her; the most clueless of all the interns; will double as one of The Men On The Top Floor; Intern 3 (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 20-29, a seasoned intern; the most sympathetic to Hope, and is very impressionable; will double as one of The Men On The Top Floor; Intern 4 (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 20-29, a seasoned intern; tries hard to come off as loyal and hardened but shows signs of doubt in Fox News; will double as one of The Men On The Top Floor. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Come prepared with a 16 bar solo. Bring your own sheet music. Keep in mind that Fox News The Musical is a comedy. You will also be doing a character read. Sides will be provided at the audition. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the production company.

 

'The SECRET GARDEN' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 4 - The Drama Group is casting The Secret Garden, a musical. Project description: "Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic book comes to life in this enchanting musical about an orphan girl who is sent to live with her widowed uncle and invalid cousin. She finds a family in need of more healing than she. Yet, in a hidden garden lie seeds of rebirth, proof that hope can bloom in the darkest of places." Runs Apr. 28-30 in Chicago Heights IL. “Ayah” (Supporting): mezzo soprano, with dance or (ideally) classical Indian dance ability; “Fakir” (Supporting): Male, 25+, tenor. Seeking talent from Chicago Heights IL. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the group.

'READY, SET, GO: RACE' – MAR. 4 – BROOKLYN - Falconworks Artists Group is casting Ready, Set, Go: Race, a spoken-word musical romp through history that uses poetry, vaudeville, hip-hop, and dance to take a fresh look at how racism became a defining feature of American life. Production states: "This is a production by the award-winning Falconworks Theater Company, named 'Best Community Theater' by the Village Voice, and is inspired by the works of Michelle Alexander, Theodore W. Allen, Ta-Nehisi Coates and W. E. B. Dubois." Rehearsals begin Apr. 1 (rehearses on weekends and some weeknights); performs May 10-21 in the NYC area. Pays: $500 stipend. Seeking—Ensemble (Lead): Males & Females, 18+, this show will feature an ensemble in multiple roles across age, race, and gender. Most roles require strong singing ability in styles from classical folk to R&B. All applicants should have strong language skills (spoken-word, rap, poetry, etc.) combined with a keen sense of rhythm, music, physicality, and comedy. Skills in clowning, juggling, and acrobatics, and ability to play a musical instrument, are a plus. Role is open to transgender submissions. Audition by appointment Mar 4 from 9am-1pm in Brooklyn NY. Prepare a poem, spoken-word piece, or rap song (one-minute in length) and a song in the style in which you are most comfortable (one minute). All candidates should be prepared to stay for at least one hour after your audition time to read additional material. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact Falconworks.

PAGOSA SPRINGS CENTER For The ARTS – MAR. 4 - Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts is casting select roles for 2017 summer rep season, which includes God of Carnage, Aida, Hairspray, Big River and Sister Act. God of Carnage rehearsals begin May 1, 2017; runs May 12-June 4. Summer Rep rehearsals begin May 29. Aida opens June 16; Hairspray opens June 23; Big River opens July 8; Sister Act opens July 15; closing of rep season is Aug. 27. All rehearsals an performances are held at Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts in Pagosa Springs CO. All positions paid and housing is included. Seeking—“Alan Reille” (Lead): Male, 35-45, a boorish lawyer; constantly taking calls on his mobile phone, dealing with a crisis, nicknames his wife "Woof-Woof." A true alpha male; “Aida” (Lead): Female, 20-35, a beautiful, brave Nubian princess who is loyal to her people but is torn between her heritage and love for an Egyptian captain; daughter of King Amonasro. Vocal range: G3-F5; “Mereb” (Supporting): Male, 20-30, a young Nubian slave and servant to Radames; faithful to his Nubian heritage and befriends Aida upon her arrival to Egypt. Vocal range: G3 to B-flat5; “Nehebka” (Supporting): Female, 20-30, a Nubian slave and friend of Aida’s. Vocal range: Mezzo-soprano: A–D; “Motormouth Maybelle” (Supporting): Female, 25-50, Seaweed and Little Inez's mother, she also appears as the Guest DJ; big, blonde, beautiful, and proud of it; she is sassy and confident. Vocal range: F3-E5. Note: Actor must read 35-50; “Little Inez” (Supporting): Female, 18-25, Seaweed's little sister and just as talented a dancer; tries to audition for "The Corny Collins Show" but is turned away because she is African American. Vocal: Belt. Note: Actor must be 18+ and read teen, 13-15; “Seawed” (Lead): Male, 20-30, Tracy's classmate and friend, who is discriminated against due to his skin color; cocky but surprisingly lovable; talented in song and dance; he falls for Penny. Vocal range: F3-D5. Note: Actor must read 15-20; “Deloris Van Cartier” (Lead): Female, 25-40, a disco diva wannabe with a dream of Donna Summer-esque glory; mouthy, ballsy, brassy, and quick on the quip; needs a powerhouse disco diva voice with a huge range. Vocal range: E3-F#5; “T.J.” (Supporting): Male, 20-30, Curtis’ nephew; an undersized, or oversized, overeager young man; he is well-intended, but doesn’t always have the brain power to think ahead; must have comic chops; very strong tenor, with a strong disco falsetto (a la Bee Gees/Beach Boys/Four Seasons). Vocal range: D-flat3 to E-flat5; “Eddie Souther” (Lead): Male, 25-35, the desk chief at the Philadelphia police station and a high school classmate of Deloris who helps get her into hiding; faces a lot of nerves when under pressure, causing him to sweat profusely; Vocal range: A-flat2 to B4; “Pablo” (Supporting): Male, 20-35, one of Curtis's thugs; a natural follower, constantly speaks in Spanish. Vocal range: C4-F5. Auditions by appointment Mar 4 from 10:15am-3:45pm at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., Room 1211, New York NY 10018). Dance callbacks only Mar 5. You will be notified if casting personnel would like you to dance or call you back for further reading/vocals. To schedule an audition, submit your digital resume and headshot along with date of availability and contact information.

The WESTERN STAGE 2017 GENERAL AUDITIONS – MAR. 4 – SALINAS - The Western Stage is holding the last round of general auditions for its 2017 season. Project description: Titles include Young Frankenstein, In The Heights, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, and Born Yesterday. Rehearsals and productions to begin Spring 2017, in Salinas CA. Seeking—All Roles (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Audition by appointment Mar 4, 2017 at The Western Stage (411 Central Ave, Salinas CA 93901). For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

 

PETER And The STAR CATCHER – MAR. 4 – FULLERTON - STAGEStheatre is casting Peter And The Star Catcher, a hilarious heart-warming tale filled with non-stop fun! In this 5 time Tony Award winning play, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters using their enormous talent, ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination. This swashbuckling grownup prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight. Rehearses: Mar. 13-May 4 Monday-Thursday 7pm-10pm. Performs: May 5-June 4 Fridays and Saturdays at 8am; Sundays at 2pm. Rehearses and Performs at STAGESTheatre. Seeking—“Peter” (Lead): Male, 20-25, Nameless, homeless, and friendless at the beginning of the play, and a hero by the end; “Molly Aster”(Lead): Female, 20-25, A natural leader at a time when girls are mostly followers; Excellent British accent. VOCAL REQUIREMENTS: Strong enough singer for featured solos, Mix/Belt; The Black Stache (Lead): Male, 30-40, He searches the seven seas for a hero worthy of his hatred, an opponent worthy of his villainy. Must be an excellent comedic actor. Featured singing. Strong British accent. VOCAL REQUIREMENTS: Strong singer, Baritone/Tenor; “Prentiss” (Supporting): Male, 18+, An orphan boy. Ambitious, articulate, logical, yearns to be a leader. VOCAL REQUIREMENTS: Baritone/Tenor; “Ted” (Supporting): Male, 20-25, An orphan. Obsessed with food: the finding of, the eating of, the pining over, the dreaming about. Must be funny and real: the comic responsibility is vital. Ability to play an instrument a plus. VOCAL REQUIREMENTS: Seeking a strong singer baritone/tenor; “Lord Leonard Astor” (Supporting): Male, 35-50, Victorian English gentleman, loyal subject to the Queen, devoted father, faithful friend. Excellent British accent. VOCAL REQUIREMENTS: Baritone/Tenor; “Mrs. Bumbrake” (Supporting): Female, 35-45, Molly’s Nanny. A brave British widow with a big heart and a love of alliteration. Also plays TEACHER, formerly a salmon, now an ancient, knowledgeable mermaid. Excellent British and Scottish accents. VOCAL REQUIREMENTS: Strong enough singer for a cappella solo. Baritone; “Captain Robert Falcon Scott” (Supporting): Male, 35-45, Commander of the fastest ship in Victoria’s fleet, the Wasp. Must have an excellent British accent. VOCAL REQUIREMENTS: Baritone/Tenor; “Grempkin” (Supporting): Male, 30-35, The mean and malodorous schoolmaster from St. Norbert’s Orphanage for Lost boys. Also plays MACK: A very bad sailor who wants to be anywhere else. Also plays FIGHTING PRAWN: King of the Mollusk natives. Excellent British and convincing Tropical accent. VOCAL REQUIREMENTS: Bass/Baritone; “Smee” (Supporting): Male, 30-35, First mate to The Black Stache. Simple-minded but single-mindedly dedicated to his Captain’s every whim. Must have an excellent British accent. Featured singer. VOCAL REQUIREMENTS: Strong singer, Tenor; “Bill Slank” (Supporting): Male, 35-45, vicious Captain without the skill or quality to lead anyone but himself, and always into disaster. An orphan, too. Also plays HAWKING CLAM: Hawking shares his father’s hatred for the British. Excellent British and convincing Tropical accent. VOCAL REQUIREMENTS: Bass/Baritone; “Alf” (Supporting): Male, 35-45, Gruff and butch exterior. Should be big, physically imposing, perhaps even overweight, while still agile and comfortable with movement. Blue-collar English accent a plus. Seeking a tenor to a solid A. Open Casting Call Mar 4 at 10am at STAGESTheatre (400 E. Commonwealth Ave. Fullerton CA 92831). Please bring headshot and resume and prepare 18-32 bars of an uptempo song (bring recorded music ready to play or sheet music in appropriate key--accompanist will be present). Be dressed to move and prepared to do cold readings from the script. Some roles may be considered for open gender roles. Check the website for more information www.stagesoc.org

'HAIRSPRAY' – MAR. 4 & 6 – TORRENCE - El Camino Center For the Arts is casting a full production of the Broadway musical, Hairspray, with a live orchestra and original set and costume designs for a three-week run. Rehearsals begin Mar. 13 and run Mon.-Thurs. (7pm-10pm) and Sat. (10am-5pm); runs May 6 (8pm), May 7 (3pm), May 12 (8pm), May 13 (8pm), May 14 (3pm; brush-up rehearsal May 11, 7pm-10pm); May 19 (8pm), May 20 (8pm), and May 21 (3pm) at El Camino College (16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance CA). Seeking—All Roles Open: principals and dancing ensemble; ages 18-50. Open Casting Calls Mar 4 from 12noon-5pm and Mar 6 from 7pm-10pm at El Camino College Campus Theater (16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance CA 90506). Come to one of the two open calls, either on Mar. 4 or Mar. 6. No appointments; first come, first served. Bring sheet music from Hairspray or other Broadway show; accompanist provided. Bring sheet music. Cut song to 32 bars.

'The MOST HAPPY FELLA' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 5 - Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre is casting The Most Happy Fella, a musical. Rehearsals are ongoing in Chicago IL. Runs Mar. 10-May 7. Some pay. Seeking—Understudies (Supporting): 18+. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

'LEGALLY BLONDE, Jr.: The MUSICAL' – MAR. 5 – DALLAS - Park Cities Studios is casting lead male roles for Legally Blonde Jr., the musical produced by Park Cities Studios held at WaterTower Theater's main stage. Rehearses Mar. 7-May 13 (every Tuesday at 7pm); tech rehearsals the week before starting May 8 in Dallas TX. Seeking—“Emmett Forrest” (Lead): Male, 15-20, tenor. A smart and sensitive law student. Takes Elle under his wing and helps her realize that she is more; “Callahan” (Supporting): Male, 16-35, baritone. A pompous and manipulative law professor. He is highly successful, but completely immoral. Audition by appointment Mar 5 at 8pm in Dallas TX. Prepare 16 bars of a song of your choice. Bring sheet music. Be prepared to read sides from the script. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the studio.

EQUITY, KANSAS CITY REPERTORY THEATRE 2017-18 SEASON – MAR. 5 & 6 – KANSAS CITY - Kansas City Repertory Theatre is casting the 2017-18 Season including: Between The Lines, a World Premiere (Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson, music & lyrics; Timothy Allen McDonald, book; Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer, source material, “Between the Lines” and “Off the Page”; Rehearsals begin Aug. 15; runs Sep. 15-Oct. 1 at the Spencer Theatre), Fences (August Wilson, writer; Rehearsals begin Sep. 19; runs Oct. 20-Nov. 12 at Copaken Stage), A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens, source material; Rehearsals begin Oct. 25; runs Nov. 25-Dec. 24 at the Spencer Theatre), The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time, Kansas City premiere (Mark Haddon, novel; Simon Stephens, adaptation; Rehearsals begin Jan. 2, 2018; runs Feb. 2-18 in Copaken Stage), Sex With Strangers (Laura Eason, writer; Rehearsals begin Feb. 6, 2018; runs Mar. 9-25 at the Copaken), TBD Musical (Rehearsals begin Feb. 27; runs Mar. 30-Apr. 15 at the Origin KC New Works Festival. Rehearsals begin Apr. 3; runs May 4-27 at the Copaken Stage in rotating rep), Brother Toad, a world premiere (Nathan Louis Jackson, writer), and Welcome To Fear City, a world premiere (Kara Lee Corthron, writer). Season runs in Kansas City MO. Pays $861/wk. (LORT B) or $637/wk. (LORT D). Equity LORT Non-Rep B and D Agreements. Seeking—Equity Actors: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Auditions Mar 5 from 10am-5pm and Mar 6 from 9:30am-5pm at James C. Olsen Performing Arts Center (4949 Cherry St., Room 119, Kansas City MO 64110). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For an audition appointment, call Stacy Myers at 816/235-6088 or email kcrepauditions@gmail.com. If you wish to be considered for our upcoming productions listed below, contact the Associate Artistic Director, Jason Chanos at chanosj@kcrep.org and include a digital headshot, resume, and your contact information. Bring a headshot/resume (stapled) and prepare a three minute package that includes a monologue and song or two monologues which best showcase your talent. 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, LUCKY PENNY PRODUCTIONS 2017-2018 SEASON – MAR. 5-7 – NAPA - Lucky Penny Productions Inc. is Equity actors for the 2017-2018 Season including: Chicago (Rehearses Aug. 14-Sep. 7, 2017; runs Sep. 8-24), The Crucible (Rehearses Sep. 25-Oct. 19; runs Oct. 20-Nov. 5), Scream Queens (Rehearses Mar. 5-28, 2018; runs Mar. 29-Apr. 8), The Miss Firecracker Contest (Rehearses Apr. 2-26; runs Apr. 27-May 13), and Hands On A Hardbody (Rehearses May 7-31; June 1-17). Season runs in Napa CA. Pays $220/wk. Equity Modified BAT Agreement. Seeking—Equity Performers: Males & Females, 18+. For Chicago – “Roxie Hart:” Female, 18-30 Mezzo. Innocent, desperate, selfish; “Velma Kelly:” Female, 25-40, Alto. Sarcastic, tough, funny; “Billy Flynn:” Male, 25-50, Tenor. Confident, persuasive, manipulative; “Amos Hart:” Male, 30-50, Baritone. Charming, funny, vulnerable, timid man; “Matron ‘Mama’ Morton:” Female, 30-55, Alto. Street wise, funny, powerful and tough; “Mary Sunshine:” Male or Female, 25-40, Soprano; Chorus: Male & Female, 20-50, Looking for strong dancers and singers. Equity Principal Auditions Mar 5 from 6pm-9:30pm, Mar 6 from 6pm-9:30pm and Mar 7 from 6pm-9:30pm at Lucky Penny Community Arts Center (1758 Industrial Way, Napa CA 94558). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Five minute auditions. Prepare either one song and one monologue, or two monologues which showcase your talents. Bring sheet music in the key you plan to sing. No a capella singing or player devices. Bring one copy of your most recent headshot/resume and be prepared to list your conflicts. Visit www.luckypennynapa.com for more info or email luckypennycasting@gmail.com.

 

'HIGH FIDELITY: The MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 6 - Out of the Box Theatre Company is casting High Fidelity: The Musical. Tom Kitt, music; Amanda Green, lyrics; David Lindsay-Abaire, book; Synopsis: Meet Rob Gordon, a thirty-something, indie record store owner who knows everything there is to know about music, but nothing about how to have a mature, functional relationship. Based on the popular novel by Nick Hornby (and the film featuring John Cusack), High Fidelity follows Rob on an introspective evaluation of his life and lost loves though an original rock 'n' roll score that's peppered with musical references to some of the great rock and pop artists of our time. Rehearsals begin Mar. 13; runs Apr. 26-30 in Santa Barbara CA. Pays: $600 base rate stipend for nonunion talent. Equity Special Appearance Contract for union talent. Seeking—“Rob” (Lead): Male, 26-36, strong singer (rock tenor); late 20s-early 30s; the show's protagonist and narrator, Rob is a former DJ who is now the owner of Championship Vinyl, a cramped, messy, failing record store; Rob is arrogant, selfish, incapable of change, and desperate to cling to whatever remains of his youth; “Barry” (Supporting): Male, 25-35, strong singer (bari-tenor); early 20s-30s; Barry used to be a temp at Championship Vinyl, but now works for Rob full-time; he is a hipster and effectively what Rob might have been in his younger years: abrasive, cocksure, vicious, and unjustifiably arrogant in his love of music. Seeking talent from Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Ventura, Simi, Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo CA. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theater company.

EQUITY, 'The MUSIC MAN' – MAR. 6 - North Shore Music Theatre is casting The Music Man. Travel day is May 22; rehearses May 23-June 5; runs June 6-18 in Beverly MA. Pays $746/wk. Equity COST Contract. Seeking—Equity Singers Who Dance: Males & Females, 18+, for the ensemble; Equity Dancers Who Sing: Males & Females, 18+, for the ensemble. Equity Chorus Calls Mar 6 at 9:30am for Equity female singers, 11:30am for Equity male singers, 2pm for Equity female dancers who sing & 4pm for Equity male dancers who sing at Nola Studios (250 W. 54th St., New York NY 10019). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Dancers: Bring jazz and character shoes. Prepare 16 bars of a song of your choice in case asked to stay and sing. Music should be in the style of the show. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring picture and resume. Singers: Prepare 16 bars of a song of your choice. Music should be in the style of the show. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. In case asked to stay and dance, bring jazz and character shoes (females, bring character shows with a heel). Bring picture and resume. For more info, visit www.nsmt.org. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

'FOREVER PLAID' – MAR. 6 – GAINESVILLE - Hippodrome State Theatre is casting union & nonunion actors for the four roles in Forever Plaid. Synopsis: On their way to their first big concert, a singing quartet of young men – The Plaids – are killed in a car accident. Due to the alignment of space and time, The Plaids are able to return to Earth for one final concert. In between telling the stories of their lives, The Plaids perform some of the greatest hits from the 1950s, including “Three Coins in a Fountain,” “Shangri-La,” “Crazy ’bout Ya Baby,” and “Love Is A Many Splendored Thing.” Rehearsals begin May 12; runs June 3-25 in Gainesville FL. Pays $664/wk. min. Equity SPT 10+ Contract. Seeking—“Frankie:” Male, 18+, Second tenor-Lyric Baritone. The leader, confident but humble, and always taking care of the rest of the group. He has asthma, which occasionally acts up if the tempo is too fast or if the choreography is too intense. Despite being humble, he is a "Romantic Crooner;" “Sparky:” Male, 18+, Baritone. He is the clown and is always looking to crack a joke. He wears a retainer and has a slight lisp or speech impediment. Despite his speech, he loves telling stories and relishes every word he says. Also, he often repeats himself because of how fast he speaks; “Jinx:” Male, 18+, Tenor. He is shy, and always terrified of being on stage. He often forgets what song or dance move is next. He is Sparky’s stepbrother. The other members of the group are very protective of him. He gets an occasional nose bleed when he sings above an A; “Smudge:” Male, 18+, Bass. He worries about everything from the props, to the running order, to the audience not liking him. Suffers from a chronic nervous stomach, and is very reluctant to perform. He is also dyslexic, and wears glasses. Underneath his glasses, however, is a great deal of good looks and sex appeal. Open Casting Call Mar 6 from 10am-6pm at Hippodrome State Theatre (25 SE 2nd Pl, Gainesville FL 32601). For an audition appointment, email pix & resumes to hippauditions@gmail.com. Prepare a short song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring picture & resume. Note: All of these characters need to be seen as "real" people and not as a caricature; age range: characters appear to be 18-50; all body types, races, & ethnicities are welcome to audition. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this 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. Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions. For more info, visit www.thehipp.org.

EQUITY, WALNUT STREET THEATRE 2017-18 SEASON – MAR. 6 - Walnut Street Theatre Company is casting the 2017-18 Season including: A Funny Thing Happened... (Rehearsals begin Aug. 15; runs Sep. 6-Oct. 22, 2017); Annie (Rehearsals begin Oct. 17; runs Nov. 7-Jan. 7); The Humans (Rehearsals begin Dec. 26; runs Jan. 16-March 4, 2018); Noises Off! (Rehearsals begin Feb. 20; runs Mar. 13-Apr. 29); Mamma Mia! (Co-Production with Riverside Theatre) (Rehearsals begin March 2018; performs at Riverside Theatre in April 2018 and at Walnut Street through July 2018); Souvenir (Rehearsals begin Aug. 22, 2017; runs Sep. 12-Oct. 15); It's a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play (Rehearsals begin Oct. 10; runs Oct. 31-Dec. 17); Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (Rehearsals begin Dec. 12; runs Jan. 2-Feb. 4, 2018 + National Tour); A Steady Rain (Rehearsals begin Jan. 30, 2018; runs Feb. 20-March 25); and Tell Me On a Sunday (Rehearsals begin Mar. 20; runs Apr. 10-July 1). Season runs in Philadelphia PA. Equity LORT Non-Rep A (previous min.: $992/wk.) and B (previous min.: $637/wk.). Seeking—Equity Actors Who Sing: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Audition Mar 6 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare either: a short monologue; or 2 contrasting 16- to 32-bar musical selections; or a one-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song. If singing, bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Also bring a picture and resume, stapled together. For more info, visit www.walnutstreettheatre.org.

'RENT,' NAT'L TOUR – MAR. 6 & 7 - Joy Dewing Casting is seeking raw, quirky, interesting rock singers who can channel both punk rock rage and open-hearted Bohemian love, for Rent. Jonathan Larson, composer-lyricist; Jonathan Larson, book; Synopsis: Rent is a rock opera set in New York’s Lower East Side “amid poverty, homelessness, spunky gay life, drag queens, and punk” in the shadow of AIDS in the late '80s/early '90s. Rehearsals begin on/about Aug. 14, 2017; opens on/about Sep. 19; contracted through June 2018 on tour. Pays: minimum $550/ensemble and $650/principals, plus per diem, housing and travel for all. Seeking—“Roger” (Lead): Male, 18+, any ethnicity, male, 20s to early 30s. Rock & roll grunge voice, like Eddie Vedder or Kurt Cobain; leader of a rock band; he is able to project raw pain with charisma; playing guitar a plus. Strong tenor; “Mark” (Lead): Male, 18+, Caucasian, male, 20s to early 30s. Baritone/second Tenor. Underfunded, underground filmmaker, he has turned his back on his affluent upbringing; likable, if occasionally high-strung, he is almost the narrator of the show; “Collins” (Lead): Male, 18+, African-American, male, mid-20s to mid-30s. Low baritone, bluesy, gravelly voice. Philosopher, teacher, anarchist, AIDS activist; sings a huge emotional gospel-style ballad; “Benny” (Lead): Male, 18+, any ethnicity, male, 20s to early 30s. Baritone/second tenor, can handle pop ballads; a striver, up from the projects to the Ivy League, wants to be the next Quincy Jones; slick and cocky, a smooth operator; “Angel” (Lead): Transgender, 18+, any ethnicity, non-Caucasian, male presenting, late teens to early 30s. High tenor with falsetto. Actor must be willing to play drag. A fun guy with lots of style; extremely warm, lovable, and nurturing; playing drums a plus. Interested in seeing transgender actors; “Mimi” (Lead): Female, 18+, Latina, female, to play 19. Raw rock & roll voice with a high belt, Shakira with a touch of Ciara. Sexy and of the streets, with some dark secrets; must convey innocence and vulnerability while being very savvy at the same time. Fragile drug addict; “Maureen” (Lead): Female, 18+, Caucasian, female, 20s to early 30s. Huge, versatile rock & roll sound. Sexy, funny, attractive and wild; a tacky Jersey girl turned East Village performance artist; “Joanne” (Lead): Female, 18+, African-American female, 20s to early 30s, great pop belt. Wry humor and sardonic wit, politically connected, a Harvard graduate; Ensemble/Swings (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, all ethnicities, all genders, 20s to 30s. Must be great pop/rock singers and actors to play various characters throughout the show, including homeless people on the Lower East Side and parents of Mark, Roger, Mimi, Joanne, etc. Must move well; seeking quirky, offbeat, interesting people of all types; most will cover principal roles. Open Casting Calls Mar 6 from 10am-5pm at Pearl Studios (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018) and Mar 7 from 10am-5pm at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., 4th fl., New York NY 10018). Sign up for a time slot at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b48aba72ea6f85-rent1. No unofficial lists will be accepted. Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of your time slot to check in. If all slots are filled, arrive by 9am on the day of the audition and sign up on the official alternate list.

EQUITY, 'DIRTY DANCING: The CLASSIC STORY On STAGE' SETA Tour – MAR. 6 & 7 - Producers are casting possible replacements in the currently running tour of Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage. Various & Conrad Helfrich, music; Eleanor Bergstein, book; Touring through June 25, 2017. Pays $834/wk. Equity Short Engagement Touring Cat. 2. Seeking—Singers: Males & Females, 18-39, contemporary pop/rock singers who can also dance. Songs sung in the show include “Do You Love Me”, "Yes”, “We Shall Overcome”, and "I’ve Had The Time Of My Life;" Dancers Who Sing: Males & Females, 18-39, must look like real people rather than dancers and actors. Must be truly fit and have extensive training in ballet, jazz, Latin, and ballroom. Partnering experience a must. Men must be able to double as businessmen, waiters, and steamy staff kids. They are not chorus boys. Women must be able to double as wives, waitresses, and steamy downstairs staff kids. Principal covers will come out of the ensemble. Principal covers will come out of the ensemble. Equity Chorus Call Mar 6 at 10am for Equity female dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity male dancers who sing and Mar 7 at 10am for Equity female singers & 2pm for Equity male singers at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 4th fl., New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Singers: Prepare a 16-bar selection of your choice that shows off range and reflects the style of the show. Pop songs preferred. Bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Bring a picture and 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 MUSIC MAN' – MAR. 6 & 7 – GARDEN GROVE - One More Productions is casting The Music Man to play in Garden Grove at the GEM Theater. Rehearsals begin Mar. 13; runs Apr. 20-May 14 at the GEM Theater, 12852 Main St., Garden Grove CA. Seeking—“Harold Hill” (Lead): Male, 30-50, baritone, B-high G; con man and traveling salesman who tries Iowa after saturating Illinois; falls for Marian. Charismatic, charming, ultimate showman, everybody's friend; “Marian” (Lead): Female, 18-40, low G to high A; daughter of Mrs. Paroo, sister to Winthrop; stuffy, conceited librarian and piano teacher in town; very learned and defends the “questionable” books that are in the library. Lovely, stouthearted, a fighter, strong actress, strong soprano vocals, must move well; “Mrs. Paroo” (Lead): Female, 45-65, mezzo soprano, A-flat to E-flat; widowed, Irish mother to Marian and Winthrop; sweet homemaker who wants the best for everyone; gives Marian a lot of advice about finding a man; fun, strong comedic actor with good timing. Irish accent; “Winthrop” (Lead): Male, 7-14, young shy son of Mrs. Paroo, Marian's brother, capable of lisp, sings and dances; alto, C to high E-b; “Amaryllis” (Supporting): Female, 8-16, strong actress, same age as Winthrop, slightly bratty; alto, C-E; “Mayor Shinn” (Supporting): Male, 30-70, mayor of River City; somewhat blustery, pompous, not terribly intelligent; gets a lot of things wrong; his wife is always in control; protective of daughter, Zaneeta, who he thinks is dating the wrong boy in town; “Eulaie Shinn” (Supporting): Female, 30-70, alto, D-D; Mayor Shinn’s wife; definitely a society lady; knows everyone in town; struts like a peacock; somewhat snooty. Member of every auxiliary organization in town. Wears the pants in the family. Strong comedic actress, should move well; “Gracey Shinn” (Supporting): Female, 6-15, stand-out performer, strong dancer, Mayor Shinn's youngest daughter; B to E-flat; “Marcellus Washburn” (Supporting): Male, 35-50, tenor, G to high A; works in town and is dating Ethel Toffelmeir; knows Harold from a long time ago; when they are reunited in River City, they become fast friends again. Strong comedic actor; must move well and sing well; “Alma Hix” (Supporting): Female, 30-60, wife to Oliver; gossipy lady who is a buddy of Eulalie and other “hen/bird” women. Strong comic timing; tall, shrew, fun-loving; character actress who can sing and move well; “Ewart Dunlap” (Supporting): Male, 30-60, baritone; member of the School Board who does not get along with the other members; married to Maude; quartet; “Maude Dunlap” (Supporting): Female, 29-70, wife to Ewart; gossip, tiny, secretly smokes, and hits the sauce; fun, charming, strong character actress, should move and sing moderately well; “Jerry Squiers” (Supporting): Male, 30-70, tenor; member of the School Board who does not get along with the other members; married to Mrs. Squires; quartet; Ensemble (Lead): Males & Females, 6-80, must be strong singers and movers; the true stars of this show; all character types, sizes, and looks; looking for strong character actors with comedic timing and strong stage presence. Must move and sing well. Salesmen, smaller roles, and additional “pick-a-little ladies” will come out of the ensemble; Boys (Lead): 7-24, wide array of boys, all shapes, sizes, and looks; must sing and move well. Comedic timing a plus; Dance Ensemble (Lead): Males & Females, 16-45, seeking strong dancers, singing a plus; must be comfortable with jazz, musical theater, and partner dancing. Seeking four females and four males between the ages of 16-24 and four females and four males between the ages of 25-45. Open Casting Calls Mar 6 at 7pm and Mar 7 at 7pm (sign-in begins at 6:30pm both days) at The GEM Theater (12852 Main St., Garden Grove CA 92840). Seeking talent from Santa Ana CA. A monitor will be in the lobby. First come, first seen. Bring sheet music in proper key and in the style of the show. Accompanist will be provided--no a cappella auditions will be allowed. Be prepared to dance--please bring character shoes/jazz shoes. Callbacks are Mar. 8 (7pm). All roles open; for more information, visit www.onemoreproductions.com.

'BAGHDADDY' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 7 - Daryl Eisenberg Casting is casting Baghdaddy. Marshall Pailet ("Triassic Parq"), dir./music/book; A.D. Penedo, lyrics/book; Synopsis: The return engagement of the 2015 NY Times Critics' Pick musical comedy from Marshall Pailet ("Triassic Parq") and A.D. Penedo ("The Three Times She Knocked") about a support group for those who started the Iraq War. At times absurd, at other times devastating, the piece recounts the true story of a handful of mid-level spies whose foibles contributed to the worst intelligence blunder in modern history. Rehearsals begin Mar. 8; opens Apr. 6, four shows/wk. in NYC. Pays $84/performance; rehearsal pays $17/hr.; P/H/W: $175 per every 6 performances. Seeking—Leader of the Support Group/Male Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): 20-69, facilitates support group session. Plays many other characters. Strong comedian. Tenor. Any ethnicity. Seeking talent from New York, NY. Email picture/resume to baghdaddy@decasting.com, with subject line: "Baghdaddy [Role]".

GATEWAY PLAYHOUSE 2017 SEASON – MAR. 7 - Gateway Playhouse is casting the 2017 Season including: Rent (Jonathan Larson, book & lyrics. Rehearses May 2-17; runs May 17-June 3); Swing! (Rehearses May 24-June 7; runs June 7-24); On the Town (Rehearses June 14-28; runs June 28-July 15); Mamma Mia! (Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus, music & lyrics; Catherine Johnson, book. Rehearses July 5-19; runs July 19-Aug. 5); Little Shop of Horrors (Howard Ashman, book & lyrics. Rehearses Aug. 8-23; runs Aug. 23-Sep. 9); and A Christmas Story (Joseph Robinette, book; Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, score. Rehearses Nov. 29-Dec. 14; runs Dec. 14-29). Season runs in Bellport NY. Pay based on experience. Seeking—Actors Who Sing: Males & Females, 18-35. For RENT - MARK COHEN: (must pass for mid-to-late 20s, all ethnicities) A filmmaker. Left behind his Jewish community and affluent upbringing to pursue his craft. Range: Baritone/Second Tenor. ROGER DAVIS: (must pass for mid-to-late 20s, all ethnicities) Former front man for a fledgling rock band. Lives a life of a tortured artist and is a recovering drug addict who is HIV positive. Searches for meaning through his songwriting and guitar. Playing guitar a plus. Rock Tenor. TOM COLLINS: (late 20s to early 30s, all ethnicities) Philosopher, professor, activist. Former roommate of Mark, Roger, and Benny. Angel’s lover. The patriarch. Strong, yet warm presence. Range: Baritone. BENNY: (late 20s to mid-30s, all ethnicities) Married into a wealthy family. Hopes to fulfill dream of building an arts studio for his friends, while making money for his father-in-law. Range: Baritone/second tenor. ANGEL: (early to mid-20s, all ethnicities) Living with AIDS. Warm, lovable, nurturing, and honest. The mother hen. Must be able to dance in heels. Range: High tenor with great falsetto. MIMI MARQUEZ: (early to mid-20s, all ethnicities). Sexy and street smart. She works in a strip club and struggles with her addiction to heroin, which has resulted in her contraction of HIV. Raw voice with high belt. Range: Mezzo Soprano. MAUREEN JOHNSON: (mid-to-late 20s, all ethnicities).. A performance artist. Not as good as she leads on. Lover of Joanne. Selfish. Big vocal range. Range: Mezzo Soprano. JOANNE JEFFERSON: (late-20s to 30s, all ethnicities) Harvard grad, lawyer. Affluent upbringing. Comfortable with her artistic liberal way of life and conservative upbringing. Insecure in her relationship with Maureen. Dry wit. Range: Mezzo Soprano-with pop belt. ENSEMBLE WOMEN: (20s-30s) Great actors/singers who move well to portray various characters including: Alexi Darling, Mark’s Mom, Roger’s Mom, Joanne’s Mom, Seasons of Love Soloist, and more. ENSEMBLE MEN: (20s-30s) Great actors/singers who move well to play various characters including: Joanne’s Dad, Life Support Group, Squeegee Man, Seasons of Love Soloist, and more. Swing! Reh: May 24-June 7. Perf: June 7- June 24. For ON The TOWN OZZIE: Ages 22-32. Vocal range: Character baritone, F-flat to C. Ozzie is one of three sailors on 24-hour shore leave in New York City. Strong movement abilities; strong comic actor. CHIP: Ages 18-28. Vocal range: Baritone, G-flat to G. Chip is one of three sailors on 24-hour shore leave in New York City. He wants to see the sights of New York City so he can tell his Dad all about them, as is made clear in his duet with Hildy, “Come Up To My Place.” Strong comic actor. GABEY: Ages 22–34. Vocal range: Baritone, G-flat to G. Gabey is the third sailor on shore leave and the one most prone to being a romantic. The actor portraying Gabey must be able to authentically project his naiveté, his optimism and his romanticism. CLAIR: Ages 22–32. Soprano, low F to high C. Clair de Loone is a self-described “cold blood scientist,” an anthropologist to be precise who cannot control her impulses. The actress portraying Clair must have a strong singing voice and great comic timing. Strong comic actress and strong dancer as well. HILDY: Ages 20–32. Mezzo-soprano, low A to high G. Hildy is a cab driver who is desperately hungry for a man. Strong comic actress. IVY: Ages: 22–32. Mezzo-soprano, low C to high G. Ivy Smith is “Miss Turnstiles,” and she is by turns an innocent as well as someone who is a bit conniving as she tries to get ahead. Ivy’s role is primarily a dancing role, she has a number of dance sequences and it is important that she be either a dancer or one who can learn movement easily. MADAME DILLY: Ages 45–65. Mezzo-soprano, C to high E-flat. Madame Dilly is Ivy’s singing teacher and very much a lush. She provides comic relief and is a bit of a conniver. Strong comedic presence. Will double as little old lady who appears in various chase scenes and the ensemble. May double as Diana Dream and Dolores Dolores. WORKMAN 1: Judge Pitkin is engaged to Clair de Loone. A dignified fellow with great comic timing. Will double as a workman and in the ensemble. May double as Workman 1. Workman 1 opens the show with the soulful lament, “I Feel Like I’m Not Out of Bed Yet.” If Workman 1 and Pitkin are played by separate actors, Workman 1 may double as Rajah Bimmy and an announcer. DIANA: Ages 22–35. Soprano. Dolores Diana Dream and Dolores Dolores are nightclub singers who appear and sing rather depressingly when the group is trying to cheer up Gabe. May double as Flossie. RAJAH BIMMY: Ages 30–65. Bass Rajah is the MC for a dancing show featuring Ivy. Will double as Miss Turnstiles announcer. LUCY SCHMEELER: Hildy’s roommate. She has a terrible cold and provides comic relief. Strong comedic actor. Will double in the ensemble and be a dancer in various scenes. If you are auditioning for the Lucy role, you will be given a speaking part to work with at the audition. FLOSSIE: Flossie is a character on the subway in each subway scene who tells an elaborate story about an altercation with her boss throughout the show. Strong comedic actress. Will double in the ensemble and be a dancer in various scenes. May double as the singer Diana Dream/Dolores Dolores. If you are auditioning for the Flossie role, you will be given a speaking part to work with at the audition. MAMMA MIA!** The cast should be quirky and offbeat; we are not seeking obvious musical theater performers. ACTORS who sing and move work best in this show. ALL ARTISTS SHOULD HAVE A ROCK SOUND AND BE ABLE TO MOVE WELL. We are seeking performers of all races and ethnicities for these roles. DONNA: (late 30s-early 40s – the mother of a 20 year old girl) Attractive and free-spirited. A former lead singer in a group called “Donna and the Dynamos” who now owns and runs a hotel/casino on a Greek island. A strong feminist who also has a zany and vulnerable side. Range: Alto/Mezzo; SOPHIE: (18-25) A very special young woman who is determined to find the romance and happiness she feels eluded her mother. Has a wild, zany spirit even though she pursues a conventional marriage. Range: Pop soprano. TANYA: (late 30s-early 40s) A former singer in the “Dynamos.” Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty. Range: Alto/Mezzo; ROSIE: (late 30s-early 40s) Also a former singer in the “Dynamos” who now writes for and runs a feminist press. She’s confident, strong, and funny on the outside but shy underneath. Kooky and fun, good comic actress, bit of a clown. Actress who sings. Range: Alto/Mezzo; SAM: (35-45) May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming, successful architect. Actor who sings. Baritone. HARRY: (35-45) May be Sophie’s father. British financier, wealthy, buttoned-up, and conservative but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. Must be able to do a very convincing English accent. Also an actor who sings. Range: High baritone, tenor. BILL: (35-45) May be Sophie’s father. A travel writer with no possessions or strings. Good-natured, always ready for adventure. Funny, preferably a big or imposing man. Should be a very good actor who sings. Range: High Baritone; SKY: (mid-late 20s) Sophie’s fiancé. Athletic, attractive – has given up his life as a successful young businessman in order to make over Donna’s tavern and marry Sophie. Range: Tenor; for LITTLE SHOP Of HORRORS - SEYMOUR KRELBORN: (25-35) An insecure, put-upon florist's clerk and eventual hero. He is a genuine, well-meaning man who is taken for granted because of his clumsy ways and poor social skills. Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: A2; AUDREY: (25-35) Bleached-blond, Billie-Dawn-like, secret love of Seymour's life. She has poor self-worth and education, but incredibly good looks and a sweet and vulnerable demeanor. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: seeking a very strong musical theater voice with solid mix/belt and access to a strong rock quality as needed. MR. MUSHNIK: (55-65) The seasoned owner of the failing East Side flower shop and Seymour's nosy boss. His accent is middle class New York. He is profit-driven, greedy, and manipulative. Seeking a strong character actor who can sing and move well; looking for a bari-tenor who can hold harmony Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: G2; ORIN SCRIVELLO: (30-40) An egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Audrey's abusive boyfriend, who is targeted by Seymour. Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: G2; AUDREY II/ VOICE OF THE PLANT/PUPPETIER: (any age) An actor/vocalist located offstage. The voice is that of a conniving, street-smart 'villain.' A funky Rhythm and Blues voice is best. Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: G2; CRYSTAL, RONNETTE AND CHIFFON: (20-35, African-American) are street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart, these girls are the only ones who have a grip on reality. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: Ab3; for A CHRISTMAS STORY - RALPHIE: (Must look around 9/10 years old), no taller than 5 feet. Great actor and singer. Must dance some. Warm and funny. Ralphie is on stage the entire show. A young man who can be focused and have a professional attitude. THE OLD MAN: 30s-40s. Genius comic actor who sings and dances. Untight, fuss-budget, flawed. Humorously "terrifying" dad with a heart somewhere. Range is high baritone. THE MOTHER: 30s-40s. Pretty, warm, funny, wonderful expressive singer, contemporary mid-range mix-belt, with some soprano. Must be a truly great actress as well as a great singer. Subtle real, genuine and truthful sense of humor, a bit on the "quirky" side. RANDY (Ralphie's younger brother): Must look 6-7 years old. Must be shorter than Ralphie. Must sing and dance (tap). MISS SHIELDS: aged 40-50 school teacher; not a stick-in-the-mud, she's sassy. Funny musical comedy belter who taps. Must tap dance. SCUT FARKUS (child): Must be taller than Ralphie. Tough, older (9-12), must dance (tap). GROVER DILL (child): Scut's sidekick. Must be small and look 6-8 years old. Comic actor, must dance (tap). Open Casting Call Mar 7 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Ripley Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., New York NY 10018). Prepare 16-32 bars in the style of or from the show you for which you wish to be considered. Bring headshot and resume.

EQUITY, 'The WONDER YEARS' – MAR. 7 - The Araca Group is casting The Wonder Years with book by Tim Federle. Lab runs May 1-19 in NYC. Pays $1000/wk. for the 3 Week Developmental Lab. Seeking—Adult “Kevin:” Male 30-39, voiced by Daniel Stern in the original series. Here, our grown-up narrator (in the unnamed mid-nineties) and a near-constant onstage presence, looking back on his early teens and commenting with nostalgia and, yes, wonder. Should possess an easy, regular-guy warmth, with a strong, rangy folk/rock tenor singing voice for everything from "When I Grow Up to Be a Man" to the iconic "With a Little Help From My Friends;" “Jack Arnold:” Male, 40-49, played by Dan Lauria in the original series. Kevin's stern workhorse father, a tough (but not mean) wall of a guy who wants what's right for his family but struggles with the vocabulary and emotional intelligence to express it. Strong actor who sings for "Cat's in the Cradle." Equity Principal Audition Mar 7 from: 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 16th fl., New York NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief pop-rock song. Bring sheet music and a photo/resume stapled together. A piano accompanist will be provided. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

'GYPSY' – MAR. 7 – PHILADELPHIA - Arden Theatre Company (LORT C) is having a second round of auditions for local young performers for two roles in their production of Gypsy. First rehearsal is on Apr. 24. All rehearsals will take place Tuesdays through Sundays. Specific rehearsal times not yet set, but this is a professional production and will require the young performers to miss some school. Performs eight times per week with performances from May 18-June 18 with a possible extension to June 25. All rehearsals and performances will take place in Philadelphia PA. Professional pay. Seeking—“Baby June” (Lead): Female, 9-10, Shirley Temple-like; up-and-coming vaudeville star; Madam Rose's youngest daughter; onstage demeanor is confident; sugary-sweet; cute; precocious; "adorable to the nth degree;" an adorable character; Mama Rose's shining star; strong child singer; strong dancer; mezzo; Young Boy (Supporting): Male, 9-10, one of Baby June’s backup dancer/singers; must dance well; a special skill would also be helpful but isn’t required: play an instrument, basic juggling, magic, basic acrobatics, etc. Auditions March 7 from 3pm-6pm at The Hamilton Family Arts Building (62 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia PA 19106). Seeking talent from Philadelphia PA. Prepare a song, no longer than 2 minutes in length, that best showcases strengths as a singer and actor.

The MAC-HAYDN 2017 SUMMER SEASON – MAR. 7 - The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Inc is seeking nonunion actors for principals and ensemble for The Mac-Haydn Theatre's 2017 summer season including: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Anything Goes, Saturday Night Fever, Sweeney Todd, Spamalot and Hello, Dolly! Rehearsals for first show begin May 15; season runs through Sep. 3 (some jobbing possible) at the Mac-Haydn Theatre (a 350-seat professional non-equity theatre-in-the-round) in Chatham NY. Salary competitive with similar theatres; housing provided. Seeking—Various Roles (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-40, leading and character men and women; company for full season and jobbers; legit musical theatre voices, versatile acting ability, dancers who sing. Open Casting Call Mar 7 from 10am-2pm for females & 3pm-6pm for males at Chelsea Studios (151 W. 26th St., New York NY 10001). Official sign up begins 8:30 a.m. You must be present to sign up. Unofficial list will not be honored. Depending on turnout, producer may type out for this call. Bring headshot & resume and sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided. For more info, visit www.machaydntheatre.org.

EQUITY KIDS, 'The WONDER YEARS' – MAR. 8 - The Araca Group is casting Equity child actor-singers for two roles in The Wonder Years, a musical. Lab dates are May 1-19 in NYC. Pays: $1000/wk. for three-week lab. Equity Developmental Lab Contract. Seeking—“Paul Pfeiffer:” Male, 13; played by Josh Saviano in the original series; allergic to everything; a nice Jewish boy who follows the rules and gets nose bleeds every ten minutes; should be both wide-eyed and able to land a punchline; unchanged voice; will sing "Heard it Through the Grapevine;" “Winnie Cooper:” Female, 13; played by Danica McKellar in the original series; the shy girl at school who transformed into Kevin's dream girlfriend over the summer break; should have a pure voice to sing "I Got You Babe" duet with Kevin. Equity Principal Audition Mar 8 from 2pm-6pm at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018). EPA procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity monitor will be provided. Bring pix & resume, stapled together. Bring sheet music for a short musical theater or contemporary song.

EQUITY, FULTON THEATRE CO. 2017-18 TYA SEASON – MAR. 8 - Fulton Theatre Company is casting Equity performers for various roles in the 2017-18 TYA season including: The Nutcracker (Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark, book, music & lyrics. Rehearsals begin Oct. 27, 2017; runs Nov. 25-Dec. 23), 3 Little Pigs (George Stiles, music; Anthony Drewe, lyrics. Rehearsals begin Feb. 23, 2018; runs Mar. 17-31), Emperor's New Clothes (Stephen Flaherty, music; Lynn Ahrens, book and lyrics. Rehearsals begin Apr. 7; runs Apr. 28-May 19) and Aladdin (Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark, book, music & lyrics. Rehearsals begin May 25; runs June 16-July 21). Season runs in Lancaster PA. Pays $489/wk. plus $102/perf. Equity TYA Tier 1 Contract. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: Males & Females, 18+, for various roles in the upcoming 2017-18 TYA Season. Equity Principal Audition Mar 8 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 10th fl., New York NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief selection or even briefer two selections that show us you are right for something in this seasons. It could be one monologue, one song, a monologue and a song, two monologues, or two songs, your choice. Total audition time should not exceed two minutes. 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, TENT THEATRE 2017 SEASON – MAR. 8 - Tent Theatre is casting the 2017 season including: She Loves Me (Rehearsals begin May 29, 2017; runs June 14-24), The Three Musketeers (Rehearsals begin June 8; runs June 29-July 7), and Nice Work If You Can Get It (Rehearsals begin June 26; runs July 12-23). Season rehearses and runs in Springfield MO. Equity URTA Contract, salary pending. ($560/wk. in 2016). Seeking—Equity Actors: Males & Females, 18+. For Nice Work If You Can Get It – “Jimmy Winter:” a wealthy and handsome playboy about to be married. Actor must have great charm, comic skills, must sing and move very well; bari-tenor; “Billie Bendix:” tough, clever, feisty and streetwise. Partners in rum-running with her best friends Cookie and Duke. Very appealing, attractive and, underneath her tough veneer, must have a strong sense of vulnerability. Actress must be a skilled farceur. Chest Mix. Must move very well; “Cookie McGee:” fast-talking, wisecracking bootlegger. Can talk anyone into or out of anything. Actor must understand old-fashioned vaudeville-style comedy a la Abbott and Costello; character baritone. Equity Principal Audition Mar 8 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. If auditioning for both, prepare 16 bars of a Golden Age musical and a one minute monologue (do not sing from the show). If auditioning only for "Three Musketeers", prepare a brief monologue under two minutes. If singing, bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring picture and resume. For more info, visit http://tenttheatre.missouristate.edu/. 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, BARNSTORMERS THEATRE 2017 SEASON – MAR. 8 – BOSTON - Barnstormers Inc. is casting actor-singers for various roles in the upcoming 2017 season including: Spamalot (Monty Python, Eric Idle, & John Du Prez, writers. Rehearsals begin June 19, 2017; runs June 29-July 8), The Ghost Train (Arnold Ridley, writer [last production in 2010]. Rehearsals begin July 3; runs July 13-22), My Three Angels (Sam & Bella Spewack, writers. Rehearsals begin July 17; runs July 27-Aug. 5), Toward Zero (Agatha Christie, writer. Rehearsals begin July 31; runs Aug. 10-19) and Noises Off (Michael Frayn, writer. Rehearsals begin Aug. 14; runs Aug. 24-Sep. 2). Season runs in Tamworth NH. Pays: $564/wk. Equity CORST Category zz Contract.  Seeking—All Roles: 18+. Equity Principal Audition Mar 8 at 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at First Church of Boston (66 Marlborough St., 1st fl. sanctuary, Boston MA 02116). An Equity monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare two short monologues or 16 bars of a song and a short monologue. Bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Bring pix & resume, stapled together. Equity members may make an appointment by emailing office@barnstormerstheatre.org. Equity members without appointments seen as time permits on the day of.

EQUITY, 'ELF' SETA TOUR – MAR. 8 & 9 - Gentry & Associates, Inc. is casting Equity singers and dancers for the SETA tour of "Elf." Matthew Sklar, music; Chad Beguelin, lyrics; Bob Martin and Tom Meehan, book; Rehearsals begin Oct. 9; tours Nov. 7-Dec. 31. Equity Short Engagement Touring Category 1, approval/salary pending (current min. for Cat 1 $963/wk). Seeking—Equity Female Singer Ensemble: characters are 20’s-early 30’s. Funny, attractive, smart, must be very strong singers and movers, and be able to deliver various comedic bit parts throughout the show. Will cover principal roles; Equity Male Singer Ensemble: characters are 20’s-late 30’s. Funny, attractive, smart, must be very strong singers and movers, and be able to deliver various comedic bit parts throughout the show. Will cover principal roles; Equity Female Dancer Ensemble: characters are 20’s-early 30’s. Funny, attractive, smart, must be strong jazz dancers with great musicality and very strong voices. Tumbling (standing back handspring) is a plus. Possibility of covering principal roles; Equity Male Dancer Ensemble: characters are 20’s-late 30’s. Funny, attractive, smart, must be strong jazz dancers with great musicality and very strong voices. Tumbling (standing back handspring) is a plus. Possibility of covering principal roles. Equity Chorus Calls Mar 8 at 10am for Equity male dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity female dancers who sing and Mar 9, 2017: 10am for Equity male singers & 2pm for Equity female singers at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 17th fl., New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Singers: Prepare 16 bars of an up-tempo, contemporary musical theater song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Dancers: Be warmed up and ready to dance when the call begins. Women should bring character heels. Some may be asked to stay and sing after all have danced. Prepare 16 bars of an up-tempo, contemporary musical theater song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Note: We encourage actors of all ethnicities to audition. Bring a picture and 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.

 

HIGHLANDS PLAYHOUSE – MAR. 8 & 9 - Highlands Playhouse is casting the 2017 summer season for The Highlands Playhouse, the second-oldest professional theater in North Carolina. Season includes: Cabaret (contract dates: June 5-July 8); A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (contract dates: June 26-July 30); The Fox on the Fairway (contract dates: July 17-Aug. 20); and Tenderly (contract dates: Aug. 7-Sep. 3). All Non-Equity tracks will be for multiple shows/entire summer. The Highlands Playhouse is committed to equity, inclusion, and diversity in its casting process. The Highlands Playhouse is located in Highlands NC on the border of Georgia. It is a two-hour drive from Atlanta, and a ninety-minute drive to Asheville. Housing and travel are provided for all artists at no charge. Pays: $350-$450/wk. for non-Equity. Pays: $552/wk. min. for Equity. Equity Members will be hired under the Equity Guest Artist Agreement, Tier III, pending Equity approval. Seeking—Company: Males & Females, 18+. Auditions by appointment Mar 8 & 9 at NOLA Studios (250 W. 54th St., New York NY 10019). Seeking talent from Highlands NC. Appointments can be made by emailing Artistic Director William Patti at highlandsplayhouseauditions@gmail.com. Attach a headshot and resume with your email. Dance reels are encouraged with submissions, if available.  Callbacks, if necessary, on Mar. 10.

'TREVOR' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 9 - Simon Casting is casting 13-14 year old boys and girls for Writer’s Theatre Lab Production of Trevor. Rehearsal/lab production runs Mar. 6-17 in Glencoe IL. Pays $100/day (union); $75/day (nonunion). Seeking—Boys and Girls (Lead): 13-14, boys vocal range - tenor: C below middle C to A above middle C, bari-tenor: second A below middle C to G above middle C; girls vocal range: soprano, mezzo, and alto. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. Note your vocal range in your submission. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

EQUITY, 'OKLAHOMA!' – MAR. 9 & 11 – NYC/NORTHPORT - Wojcik/Seay casting is casting Oklahoma! for the John W. Engeman Theater. Rehearsals begin Apr. 21 in NYC; opens May 11 and closes June 25 (performances are Wed.-Sun.) in Northport, Long Island NY. Equity LOA ref to COST Contract ($422/wk. min.--negotiable). Non-Equity: $300/wk. - + transportation. Seeking—Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-45, male and female ensemble; dancers who sing or singers who dance well, all ages and types, to portray cowboys, farmers, their gals, dance hall girls, etc. Legit vocal style needed. Strong ballet training a plus. Open Casting Calls Mar 9 from 10am-1pm for Equity women, dancers who sing & singers who dance (sign-up begins at 9am; the list will be pulled by 11am) & 2pm-5pm for Equity men, dancers who sing & singers who dance (sign-up begins at 1pm; the list will be pulled by 3pm) at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., 4th fl., holding rm. studio 409, New York NY 10018). For the NYC call, come prepared to dance first. Jazz or character shoes. You may be asked to stay to sing; and Mar 11 at 1pm local call for Equity singers who dance (sign-up for men & women at 12noon) at The John W. Engeman Theatre at Northport (250 Main St,, Studio 1, Northport NY 11768). All actors attending either call should prepare to sing 16-32 bars of music in the style of the show. You may sing from Oklahoma! Bring sheet music in the key in which you would like to sing, an accompanist will be provided. Bring your full book of music and a recent headshot/resume. Note: If nonunion Actors are interested in the principal roles that require strong movement only or do not dance (Laurey, Ado Annie, Aunt Eller, Jud, etc.), attend this call and note on your resume the role you are interested in. You may be asked to stay and sing. Typing for non-dancing roles may occur. Seeking both union and nonunion for ensemble. Make sure union affiliation is clearly marked in your submission. Callbacks: Mar. 22 (principals) and Mar. 23 (ensemble). Note: At the local call performers will sing first, but may be asked to stay to dance. The producer will be actively casting from these calls.

 

SAINT VINCENT COLLEGE SEASON – MAR. 9 & 10 - Saint Vincent College is casting the 2017 season including: Why Do Fools Fall In Love? (Roger Bean, writer-creator; Rehearsals begin May 15; runs May 26-June 11); See How They Run (Philip King, writer; Rehearsals begin June 19; runs June 29-July 16); My Way: A Musical Tribute To Frank Sinatra (David Grapes and Todd Olson, creators; Todd Olson, book; Rehearsals begin July 24; runs Aug. 3-20). Season rehearses and performs in Latrobe PA. Pays $581/wk. Equity LOA ref. to LORT Contract. Seeking—Equity and Non-Equity Actor-Singers: 18+, for various roles in the upcoming 2017 Season; all roles available. Equity Principal Auditions Mar 9 from 9:30am-5:30pm and Mar 10 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm each day) at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York City NY 10018). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare either a Broadway song or show appropriate song for the two musicals (accompanist provided) or one short comedic monologue, or a one-minute, comedic monologue and 16 bars of a song. Total audition time is two minutes. Bring picture and resume stapled together. For more info, visit www.svst.org. Note: Non-AEA actors may also be seen as time permits as long as no AEA member is waiting. 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.

DISNEY’s 'The LITTLE MERMAID' – MAR. 9-11 – PHOENIX - Dream City Church (formerly Phoenix First) is casting Disney’s The Little Mermaid, with music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater; Book by Doug Wright. Features great songs like ‘Under The Sea’, ‘Kiss The Girl’ and ‘Part of your World’. This production is under the direction of a creative team with multiple Zoni awards and nominations. Dream City (formerly Phoenix First) is famous for producing the largest Christmas show in the southwest, seen by over 60,000 people each December – complete with flying aerial artists and state of the art lighting, video and sound technology in a 3,500 seat venue. Over the last several years Dream City has continued to expand it’s theater programming with original plays and musicals – and Broadway classics, such as "Seussical," "Mary Poppins" and "Joseph…Dreamcoat." Note: Although this is produced by a church organization, this community theater musical is open to the public. Cast members are welcome but not required to participate in church activities. Performances run May 5-6 in Phoenix AZ. No pay but there may be stipends available for some leading roles. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 8+. Auditions by appointment Mar 9-11 at Dream City Church (Main Rehearsal Room, Bldg A, 13613 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix AZ 85022). Register on line for exact time slots available at: https://form.jotform.com/63416266680156. Option 1: If you are 15 and older and want to be considered for a Leading or Supporting role prepare a one minute monologue (dramatic or comedic) and 24-32 measures of a Broadway song. Choose something in the style of the show that displays your vocal strengths; of you use our accompanist, make sure you bring properly marked sheet music; A sound system with an aux cord CD will be available to play accompaniment trax; no ‘a cappella’ singing. Option 2: If you only want to be considered for an Adult Ensemble (15+) role – or you are auditioning for the Youth Ensemble (ages 8-14): we will provide a short cold read monologue and sing the first verse and chorus of ‘Under The Sea’ (from :10-:48).

'NARSOCIETY - The SOCIAL MEDIA SHAMING MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 10 - Chris Valenti (writer/prod.) is casting Narsociety - The Social Media Shaming Musical. Company states: "We are staging a six performance, full production, workshop of this new musical as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival." Rehearses this spring; runs June 2-4, 9-11 at Hudson Backstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in L.A. Producers may apply for the Equity Los Angeles Self-Produced Production Code. Seeking—“Travis Booger” (Supporting): Male, 22-40, tenor; a classic internet troll. He still lives in his mom’s basement. He uses anonymous aliases to torment other people online; “Sydney Worksberg” (Supporting): Male, 22-40, baritone/tenor; the ultimate internet mogul. He’s arrogant, but has the success to back it up. Looking for a soul singer capable of rock/gospel similar to James Brown, Prince, or Bruno Mars; “Sadie Dole” (Lead): Female, 22-40, alto; lives her entire emotional life on line. She can find or create a meme for her every mood and knows how to use every emoji for maximum effect; “Johnny Bro Bro” (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18-40, Internet Dating Site Hunk, baritone, Plus prominent roles in 9 other scenes. Needs harmonizing skills and movement/dance abilities; Bowling Alley Attendant (Chorus/Ensemble) Male, 30-45, Frustrated that no one listens to any of his announcements, baritone, Plus prominent roles in 8 other scenes. Needs harmonizing skills and movement/dance abilities; @DreamReaper (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18-45, Misogynistic Internet Troll battling Internet Blogger Feminists, baritone, Plus prominent roles in 8 other scenes. Needs harmonizing skills and movement/dance abilities; Unicorn Girl (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18-40, ComicCon Attendee, Alto, Plus prominent roles in 10 other scenes. Needs harmonizing skills and movement/dance abilities; Flower Gal (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18-40, Flower Shop Employee giving advice to a tele-customer, soprano, Plus prominent roles in 9 other scenes. Needs harmonizing skills and movement/dance abilities; Flight Attendant (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18-40, Sings to Celebrity seated on her flight, Alto, Plus prominent roles in 9 other scenes. Needs harmonizing skills and movement/dance abilities; Computer Voice/Announcer (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18-40, Siri-like narrator. British accent a plus, Soprano, Plus prominent roles in 12 other scenes. Needs harmonizing skills and movement/dance abilities. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. For submission, visit backstage.com

'IT WILL ALL WORK OUT' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 10 - Chris Wells is casting It Will All Work Out. Synopsis: Chris Wells, Obie Award winning performer and creator of the much-lauded art church, The Secret City, is a master storyteller and exuberant song and dance man. His new show, It Will All Work Out, takes stories from his upcoming memoir of the same name, mixes them with funny, original songs and tops it all off with fabulous, colorful and outrageous outfits. It’s going to be a night of high energy, queer fun, and deep feeling with a smokin’ hot band and a couple of sexy backup dancers. Rehearses two weeks; runs April for six shows over three weekends at Dixon Place on the Lower East Side, NYC. Equity Showcase code. There is pay. Seeking—Singer-Actor-Dancer-Instrumentalist (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, seeking two singer-dancer-actors with ability to play a musical instrument for a musical revue based on the stories and songs of Chris Wells, exploring themes of sexuality, the body and a scrappy life in the theater; legit dancing and singing chops required with the ability to play/improvise and explore as well as facility with a musical instrument; open to all ethnicities and gender variations, body types, tattoos, piercings, etc. Showcase code, three weekend run in April, 6 performances at Dixon Place; there is pay. Seeking talent from New York NY. Performers should submit headshot, resume. Auditions will include dancing, acting and playing a musical instrument. Note: legit chops are great, but don't feel you have to fit into a mold. And, the musical instrument can be anything. For submission, visit backstage.com

EQUITY, FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY 2017 – MAR. 10 – BOCA RATON - Florida Atlantic University is casting Equity actor-singers local to Boca Raton FL for three available roles in Florida Atlantic University's upcoming 2017 shows including: Sense and Sensibility (Kate Hamill, writer; Jane Austen, novel; Rehearsals begin May 17; runs June 23-July 30) and Into the Woods (Stephen Sondheim, music & lyrics; James Lapine, book; Rehearsals begin May 17; runs June 30-July 30). Shows rehearse and run in Boca Raton FL. Pay currently in negotiations (2016 min.: $560/wk.). Equity URTA Tier 1 Contract. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Audition Mar 10 from 12noon-7pm at Florida Atlantic University Theatre (Griswold, 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton FL 33431). An Equity monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. To request a slot, email Kathryn Johnston at kjohns74@fau.edu, indicating which times you are available. Bring two pictures and resumes. Prepare one one- to two-minute comedic, language-centered monologue with a British R.P. (High British) accent and a short Sondheim song. (It may be from the show if you wish.) Women should show their mix/soprano voices. No pop/rock. For more info on the audition location, visit http://www.fau.edu/theatre/prod_map.php. For more info on the theater, visit fau.edu/theatre.

'KARAOKE NIGHT At AL CAPONE's HOUSE Of PANCAKES' – MAR. 10 & 11 – CHICAGO - Coffee & Whiskey Productions is casting Karaoke Night at Al Capone's House of Pancakes, a musical. Producers state: "This is a fun, kitschy, and surprisingly heartfelt show we created in 2015. Last summer, we did a shortened version of the show as a proof-of-concept at the 2016 Chicago Fringe Festival, and it turned out to be quite the success." Project description: "Through the magical combination of alcohol and karaoke, love attempts to circumvent rebounds, waitresses, and over-the-top gestures to find a second chance. Imagine a world where people fail to stick to the previously agreed upon terms of a break-up - now add pancakes!" Runs May 25-June 11, in Chicago IL. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): 25-35, must be able to sing or sing badly with confidence (it is, after all, karaoke). Auditions by appointment Mar 10 from 7pm-10pm at The Annoyance Theatre (851 W. Belmont, Chicago IL 60657) and Mar 11 from 9:30am-12:30pm & 1:45pm-4pm at Pendulum Back Space (1803 W Byron St #215, Chicago IL 60613). To apply, submit a headshot, résumé, karaoke song choice (x2), and audition day/time preference. Sides will be provided when audition is confirmed. Actors should be prepared to read any character. Actors must be prepared to sing karaoke (your song choice).

EQUITY, INFINITY THEATRE COMPANY 2017 SEASON – MAR. 10 & 12 – ANNAPOLIS - Infinity Theatre Company LLC is casting the 2017 Season including: A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline (Dean Regan, writer. Rehearsals begin May 29; runs June 10-Aug. 6) and Godspell (John-Michael Tebelak, book-original dir.; Stephen Schwartz, music & new lyrics; Rehearsals begin June 13; runs July 1-29). Season runs in Annapolis MD. Pays: $352/wk. Equity SPT Tier 4 Contract. Seeking—Actors Who Sing: Males & Females, 18+. For A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE - PATSY CLINE: She matures throughout the evening and is definitely able to handle a crowd with a song. Glamorous, down-to-earth, outspoken, loves to sing, generous, warm-hearted, with a gifted voice; LITTLE BIG MAN/OPRY COMIC/VEGAS COMIC/CARNEGIE HALL COMIC: Mulit-role character track. LBM - A mid-age southern, warm, friendly, and funny small town disc jokey, does announcer gigs and comedy routines on the local scene as well. OPRY COMIC - Old country humour. VEGAS COMIC - Henny Youngman style of lounge comedy popular in Vegas showrooms of the 50's and 60's. Ability to play banjo or ukuele a plus. **Please note the actors playing PATSY CLINE and LITTLE BIG MAN will also have roles in GODSPELL; for GODSPELL – JESUS: 20’s or 30’s, with a soaring rock tenor voice and electric dance moves - this role does not have to have sketch comedy experience; JOHN THE BAPTIST/JUDAS: 30's - 50's, the serious one, but still with comedic timing; FEATURED PERFORMERS: Seeking sketch comedians who can sing and dance, all ethnicities. Improv and stand-up skills are a plus. Equity Principal Auditions by appointment Mar 10 from 1pm-5pm at Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H St. NE, Washington DC 20002) and Mar 12 from 1pm-5pm at St. Margaret's Church (1601 Pleasant Plains Rd., Annapolis MD 21409). For an audition appointment, Equity Members email Jeremy@InfinityTheatre.com (preferred) or call 443/261-5130. Make sure to indicate in which city you wish to be seen. Equity Members without appointments will be seen as time permits. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare 16 bars of a pop uptempo or ballad from the last 40 years and no more than 1 minute sketch routine. (A character of your own creation or a "Saturday Night Live" character or impressions of real famous people) Bring picture and resume. For more info, visit www.InfinityTheatre.com.

EQUITY, 'NUMBERS NERDS' – MAR. 11 – CHICAGO - CPA Theatricals, Inc. is casting Numbers Nerds, a musical. Rehearsals begin June 22 (Thurs.-Sun., 12noon-8pm) at Loyola University Lake Shore Campus in Chicago IL; performances begin July 17 and run 5-7 performances at the New York Musical Festival. Equity NYMF Agreement. Seeking—“Ms. McGery:” Female, 50-60, drama teacher, age 55. Very theatrical; “Melissa:” Female, 18+, to play 17, a high school math genius but gets stage fright when at math competitions; Mezzo soprano; “Mary Kate:” Female, 18+, to play 17, a Catholic feminist; mezzo-soprano; “Amber:” Female, 18+, to play 17, a member of the "four foxes" a mean girl group; a genius at applied math and trigonometry; pretty, snotty but has a good heart. Mezzo-soprano; “Barbie:” Female, 18+, to play 18, a senior and is an eccentric. She has synesthesia - she sees numbers as colors and patterns; mezzo-soprano; “Leroy:” Male, 18+, to play 17, an awkward boy homeschooled by his missionary parents; junk food in new to him and he is excited about each new junk food find; tenor. Equity Principal Audition Mar 11 from 10am-2pm at Actors' Equity Association (Chicago Member Center, 557 W Randolph St., 1st fl., Chicago IL 60661). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Equity members may schedule an appointment online through the Member Portal beginning Mar. 4 at noon. Prepare 32 bars of two contrasting songs. Bring photo/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.

'NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 12 - Broward Stage Door Theatre is casting No Way To Treat A Lady, for two women and two men who are excellent singer-actors and who are capable of playing multiple roles.  Rehearsals begin Mar. 28; run ends until May 28 in FL. Pays $350/wk., including rehearsals. Housing, transportation, and travel stipend provided. Seeking—Singer-Actors (Lead): 29-43, Two women and two women who are strong singer-actors. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit video to randybrenner1@gmail.com.

 

'LILI MARLENE' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 12 - Tamra Pica Casting is casting Lili Marlene, the love story of Rosie Penn, the famous cabaret singer, and Count Hans Wilhelm van Kleister Graff, is set in the last year of the Weimar German Republic and into the 3rd Reich period. Michael Antin, Writer/Composer; Jim Blanchette, Dramaturg; Rocco Vitacco, Arrangements; As the dark clouds of the Nazis takeover become clear, the Count, as the head of the passport bureau of the State Department, works to get the VIP German cultural and scientific elite out of German. The Count realizes that he must leave and get his surviving family, out before the shadow of inhumanity descends upon them. Rehearses evenings after 6pm with Tuesdays; runs Mar. 18-Apr. 16 at Brickhouse Theater in North Hollywood. Note: Production tries to accommodate actors where they can and strives to schedule actors when necessary. Pays $300 (total stipend for rehearsals: $150 completion of rehearsal; performances:$150 completion of performances). Seeking—“Willi:” Male, 38-55, aka Count Hans Wilhelm von Kleister-Graf. From a Prussian noble family, he works as a mid-level bureaucrat in the German Foreign Office ("AA"). A sophisticated gentleman who loves the vastness German culture and telling bad jokes. Willi makes it his personal mission to preserve all the best of Germany by getting them out of the country; “Kurt:” Male, 20-30, fraternal twin of Janine Kellsburg and political activist rising in Social Democrat party, the principal opposition to Hitler. Shares a love with his Uncle Willi for making bad jokes. He is passionate about Germany and is willing to fight for it. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. All roles must sing. Prepare 16-32 bars of a contemporary musical/Broadway standard piece. We encourage music prepared by being marked, if possible. Have a few choices in your book with different styles. Note: Nonunion only; do not submit if you are in Equity. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'MAMMA MIA' – MAR. 16 - Arts Center of Coastal Carolina is seeking dancers who sing for Mamma Mia. Catherine Johnson, book; Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus, music-lyrics; All roles are open. Actors must be able to have great acting, vocal, and movement abilities. Ensemble actors will understudy lead roles. Rehearsals begin May 23; previews begin June 14; runs June 16-Aug. 6 on Hilton Head Island SC. Pays: $490/wk. Equity SPT Level 7 Contract. Seeking—Ensemble: 20-49, characters are 20s-40s. Seeking quirky and offbeat male and female actors who sing (with a rock sound) and move well; youthful, sexy, athletic performers; all ethnicities encouraged to attend this call. Open Casting Calls Mar 16 at 10am for male dancers who sing & 2pm for female dancers who sing at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. No appointments. Sign-up begins one hour prior to start of call. The audition end time is TBD. The audition ends when all have been seen, or when the producer closes the call. Dancers: Arrive warmed up and ready to dance. Men: Shorts, tank tops, and dance shoes/sneakers. Women: Two-piece dance clothing and heels. Those asked to stay to sing from dance call should have a 16-bar cut of a '70s/'80s pop/rock song. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together.

 

EQUITY, MAINE STATE MUSIC THEATRE – MAR. 17 - Maine State Music Theatre is seeking Equity singer-dancers & dancer-singers for the ensemble in the upcoming 2017 season including: Guys & Dolls (Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling, book; Frank Loesser, music-lyrics; Rehearsals begin June 10; runs June 28-July 15); Grease (Jim Jacobs, book-music-lyrics; Rehearsals begin July 1; runs July 19-Aug. 5); and Disney's Newsies (Alan Menken, music; Jack Feldman, lyrics; Harvey Fierstein, book; Rehearsals begin July 22; runs Aug. 9-26). Season rehearses and runs in Brunswick ME. Pays: $1,000/wk. Equity actors, non-negotiation. Equity CORST X Contract. Seeking—Equity Singer-Dancers; Equity Dancer-Singers: 18+. Equity Chorus Calls Mar 17 at 9am for Equity female singers, 11am for Equity female dancers who sing, 2pm for Equity male singers & 4pm for Equity male dancers who sing at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Singers: Prepare 16 bars of a song. Songs from the season are fine, but not required. Bring sheet music. Accompanist provided. Some may be asked to stay and dance. You will be learning a jazz combo, ballet, and tap. Be warmed up and ready to dance when the call begins. Bring appropriate dance shoes. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together. Dancers Who Sing: You will be learning a jazz combo, ballet, and tap. Be warmed up and ready to dance when the call begins. Bring appropriate dance shoes. Some may be asked to stay and sing. Prepare 16 bars of a song. Songs from the season are fine, but not required. Bring sheet music. Accompanist provided. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together. If unable to attend the auditions, you may email photo/resume to Bob Cline at BCCsubmissionsonly@gmail.com. Theater’s mailing address: Maine State Music Theatre, 22 Elm St, Brunswick ME 04011. Theater’s statement: “MSMT is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or expression, political persuasion or belief, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or status as a whistleblower."

 

SAINT VINCENT COLLEGE SEASON – MAR. 18 & 19 – LATROBE - Saint Vincent College is casting the 2017 season including: Why Do Fools Fall In Love? (Roger Bean, writer-creator; Rehearsals begin May 15; runs May 26-June 11); See How They Run (Philip King, writer; Rehearsals begin June 19; runs June 29-July 16); My Way: A Musical Tribute To Frank Sinatra (David Grapes and Todd Olson, creators; Todd Olson, book; Rehearsals begin July 24; runs Aug. 3-20). Season rehearses and performs in Latrobe PA. Pays $581/wk. Equity LOA ref. to LORT Contract. Seeking—Equity and Non-Equity Actor-Singers: 18+, for various roles in the upcoming 2017 Season; all roles available. Equity Principal Auditions Mar 18 from 9:30am-5:30pm and Mar 19 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm each day) at Saint Vincent Theatre (Carey Auditorium, 300 Fraser Purchase Rd., Latrobe PA 15650). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare either a Broadway song or show appropriate song for the two musicals (accompanist provided) or one short comedic monologue, or a one-minute, comedic monologue and 16 bars of a song. Total audition time is two minutes. Bring picture and resume stapled together. For more info, visit www.svst.org. Note: Non-AEA actors may also be seen as time permits as long as no AEA member is waiting. 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' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 20 - Western Playhouse is casting West Side Story. Rehearses May 22-June 15, 2017; runs June 16-18 and 22-24 in St. Joseph MO. Equity URTA Contract; EMC. Housing and travel (for out -of-town actors cast) is available. Seeking—“Tony” (Lead): Male, 20-30, young man and former leader of the Jets; torn between his friendships and his love for Maria; genuinely sincere; strong singer and actor; some dance; tenor, B-flat2 to B-flat4. Required Media: Headshot/Photo; resume; link to/or video of 16 bars of vocal, link to/or sample dance video; “Maria” (Lead): Female, 18-25, Bernardo's sister, an innocent young girl; falls in love with Tony; in the middle of the conflict between the two gangs; strong singer and some dance. Required Media: Headshot/Photo, resume, link to/or video of 16 bars of vocal, link to/or sample dance video; “Anita” (Lead): Female, 20-30, Bernardo's girlfriend and Maria's friend; assertive; gives advice to Maria and hopes to protect her from the dangers of the gangs; extremely strong dancer-singer; Mezzo-soprano/belter, F3-D5. Required Media: Headshot/photo, resume, link to/or video of 16 bars of vocal, link to/or sample dance video; “Bernardo” (Supporting): Male, 20-30, Maria's brother and Anita's boyfriend, leader of the Sharks; a strong, passionate young man; strong dancer-singer; baritone, B-flat2 to E-flat4. Required Media: Headshot/Photo, resume, link to/or video of 16 bars of vocal, link to/or sample dance video; “Chino” (Supporting): Male, 18-25, shy, young boy, friend of Tony; baritone. Required Media: Headshot/Photo, resume, link to/or video of 16 bars of vocal, link to/or sample dance video; “Riff” (Supporting): Male, 18-30, Tony's best friend; intelligent, passionate leader of the Jets; strong singer-actor; heavy dancing; tenor. Required Media: Headshot/Photo, resume, link to/or video of 16 bars of vocal, link to/or sample dance video; “Anybodys” (Supporting): Female, 18-25, scrappy, teen-aged girl; tries to imitate the Jets, and wants to be just like them; heavy dancing. Required Media: Headshot/Photo, resume, link to/or video of 16 bars of vocal, link to/or sample dance video; Jets (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18-29, strong singers and dancers; athletic; to play Action, A-Rab, Baby John, Snowboy, Big Deal, Diesel, Kiddo. Required Media: Headshot/Photo, resume, link to/or video of 16 bars of vocal, link to/or sample dance video; Sharks (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18-29, strong singers and dancers; athletic. Roles include speaking and singing lines; to play Pepe, Indio, Luis, Anxious, Nibbles, Juano, Toro, and Moose. Required Media: Headshot/Photo, resume, link to/or video of 16 bars of vocal, link to/or sample dance video; Jet Girls (Chorus/Ensemble): 18-29, strong singers and dancers; some speaking; to play Velma, Graziella, Minnie, Clarice, and Pauline. Required Media: Headshot/Photo, resume, link to/or video of 16 bars of vocal, link to/or sample dance video; Shark Girls (Chorus/Ensemble): 18-29, strong singers and dancers; to play Rosalia, Consuelo, Francisca, Teresita, Estella, and Margarita. Required Media: Headshot/Photo, resume, link to/or video of 16 bars of vocal, link to/or sample dance video. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the playhouse.

 

EQUITY, FORESTBURGH PLAYHOUSE – MAR. 27 & 28 - Forestburgh Playhouse is casting the Forestburgh Playhouse 2017 Season including: Baskerville (Ken Ludwig , writer; Dates: June 13–18); Funny Girl (Dates: June 20-July 2); Disney's The Little Mermaid (Dates: July 4–16); Disney's Newsies (Dates: July 18-30); Bye Bye Birdie (Dates: Aug. 1-13); Crazy For You (Dates: Aug. 15–27); and The Graduate (Dates: Aug. 29-Sep. 3). Season runs in Forestburgh NY. Pays: $532.50/wk. Equity LOA referenced to CORST. Seeking—Actors & Musical Actors: Males & Females, 18+. For FUNNY GIRL - FANNY BRICE: 20s-early 30s, New York accent. A vibrant, stage-struck, multi-talented, former “ugly duckling”, star of the Ziegfeld Follies. Excellent comedic timing and versatile vocal abilities a must; MRS. BRICE (FANNY'S MOTHER): 50s-60s, Yiddish accent. A Jewish immigrant from Hungary, living on Henry. Excellent comedic timing a must. Mezzo Soprano; NICK ARNSTEIN: A gambler and the love of Fanny’s life. Suave, sophisticated, and charming. 35 to 50 years old. Must have a strong middle range voice; EDDIE RYAN: A song and dance man and Fanny’s closest friend. Must be a strong singer-dancer with good comic timing. Has three songs and one big production number. 25 to early forties. Must be able to tap dance; for Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID - ARIEL: Female, 18-29. Attractive; ingénue; comfortable with dancing; vocal range: mezzo A-flat3 to G-flat5, belts to an E, pure sound; a mermaid princess; avid collector of human artifacts; has a big heart filled with curiosity, stubbornness, and innocence; willing to give up her most prized possessions for a chance to be human; PRINCE ERIC: Male, 20-29. Attractive; the guy everyone falls in love with; portrayed with confidence and sincerity; handsome; well-built physically; vocal range: B2-G4; controlled lyrical tenor/bari-tenor; SEBASTIAN: Male, 20-39. Strong actor/singer/comedian; competent dance, with strong comedic timing; must have lots of personality; vocal range: B-flat2 to C5, with flare and character; a crab; as the royal court composer, speaks with a Caribbean dialect; URSULA: Female or Male, Early 30s-50s. Big personality, booming voice; must be able to move well; wide range of comedy and villainess cunning; vocal Range: E-flat3 to C5, alto/belt, commanding and strong; a sinister sea witch and King Triton’s sister, great sense of humor; KING TRITON: Male, late 30s-50s. Must be able to convincingly play father figure; attractive and athletic/muscular build; commanding and charismatic; vocal range: A-flat2 to F4, rich baritone voice; Ariel’s father, who is adamant against the dangers the human world brings; for Disney’s NEWSIES - JOSEPH PULITZER: Male, 40s, Caucasian. The boisterous forefather of Wm. F. Buckley Jr, Glenn Beck and Rupert Murdoch. An on point, know it all, politician. Impolite and impatient with the world. Must sing well; MEDDA: Female, 40s–60s, any ethnicity. A vaudeville star of the Bowery variety. Risqué, tough, with a big voice and GREAT comic delivery; ROOSEVELT: Male, age 50-65. The governor of New York. Roosevelt supports the Newsies by standing up against Pulitzer; WIESEL: Male, 35-50. The thuggish, uncompassionate paper distributor, who runs the distribution window for The World; SNYDER: Male, 45-65. A real low-down crook, runs The Refuge (the orphanage for boys). A spidery and sinister man; for BYE BYE BIRDIE - ALBERT PETERSEN: Male, 30-early 40s. Energetic young man, the President of the Almalou Music Corp, nervous type, great comedic timing, charming salesman, excellent dancer and singer. C flat to F flat; ROSIE ALVAREZ: Female, 25-early 40s. Albert’s secretary, must be an excellent dancer and singer, vivacious and fiery, great comedic timing; A-flat to C; CONRAD BIRDIE: Male, 18-29. Flamboyant and good dancer-singer, an Elvis type, over the top Rock Star, big ego and big libido. D-flat to E-flat; MR. HARRY MACAFEE: Male, 40-59. Kim's Dad, very nervous type, controlling but loving, sings and dances; exasperated, excellent comedic timing. C to E; MAE PETERSEN: Female, 50-69. Albert's adoring mother, excellent comedic timing a must, martyr to the max, sings/moves well; for CRAZY FOR YOU - BOBBY CHILD: Male, 25-39. Attractive and charismatic leading man in the Astaire mode with a strong comic flair. Strong vocal and dance skills a must. Excellent tap and partnering a must. Must be a quadruple threat. Singer, dancer, actor and physical comedian; POLLY BAKER: Female, 22-39. Charming, energetic leading lady. Spunky and full of life. Can hold her own as the only woman in a town full of men. Strong vocal and dance skills a must. A star performer; BELA ZANGLER: Male, Late 30s-early 50s. Cultured, European Impresario in the Ziegfeld mode. Solid comic skills, must move well; IRENE ROTH: Female, 25-35. Pampered, cultured play-girl. Should have a comic flair. Very strong singer-dancer. Equity Principal Auditions Mar 27 from 9:30am-5:30pm and Mar 28 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm both days) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare either: a brief monologue appropriate to the shows in the season; or a brief song appropriate to the shows in the season; or a 1-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song. If singing, bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring picture and resume.

 

EQUITY, FORESTBURGH PLAYHOUSE 2017 SUMMER SEASON – MAR. 29 - Forestburgh Playhouse is casting Equity actors the 2017 Summer Season including: Funny Girl (Runs June 20-July 2), Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Runs July 4-16), Disney’s Newsies (Runs July 18-30), Bye Bye Birdie (Runs Aug. 1-13), and Crazy For You (Runs Aug. 15-27). Season runs in Forestburgh NY. Pays $532.50/wk. Equity LOA referenced to CORST Agreement. Seeking—Equity Dancers Who Sing: Males & Females, 18+; Equity Singers Who Dance: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Chorus Call Mar 29 at 9:30am for Equity male singers who dance, 11:30am for Equity female singers who dance, 2pm for Equity male dancers who sing & 4pm for Equity female dancers who sing at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W 46th St, 16th fl., New York NY 10036). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Dancers: At this call, you will be asked to learn a dance combination that combines musical theatre jazz and tap dance. Note that due to restrictions at the audition studio, you will have to tap in jazz or character shoes. You may be asked to sing 16 bars of a song appropriate to the 2017 Season. So be prepared with sheet music. Bring picture and resume. Singers: Be prepared to sing a 16 bars of a song appropriate to the 2017 season. You may be asked to dance a jazz/tap combination. Due to restrictions at the audition studio, you will have to tap in jazz or character shoes. Bring picture and resume. For more info visit www.fbplayhouse.org.

 

EQUITY, 'ANNIE' – MAR. 31 - Flat Rock Playhouse is casting the lead in Annie. Rehearses and performs May 23-July 2 in Flat Rock NC. Pays $738/wk. Equity CORST Z Contract. Seeking—“Annie:” Female, 7-18, seeking young actresses to play a tough streetwise kid; shows independent, needy, maternal, and hopeful qualities. Equity Principal Audition Mar 31 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 one of the following songs from the musical "Annie": "Tomorrow" or "Maybe." Bring sheet music; piano accompanist provided. Bring picture and resume. For more info, visit www.flatrockplayhouse.org. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

 

WINDY CITY MUSIC THEATRE 2017-18 Season Auditions – APR. 10 – CHICAGO - Windy City Music Theatre is casting its upcoming musicals, including: The Music Man (rehearsals begin May 21; runs July 15-31); A Christmas Story (rehearsals begin Oct. 16; runs Dec. 1-30); Oliver! (rehearsals begin Feb. 18, 2018; runs April 14-May 13); and Shrek The Musical (runs summer 2018). Some pay provided. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): 8+. Audition by appointment Apr 10 from 4pm-10pm in Chicago, IL. Callbacks by appointment the same day. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

COMPANIES:

'BOLD DRAMEDY!' – FEB. 21 - The Actor's Project NYC is casting Bold Dramedy!, a full-length theatrical showcase of music, scenes, monologues, and sketch comedy, all original work by company writers, for The Actor's Project NYC. Producer states: "TAPNYC is a company that assists its members in landing agents and getting work through industry showcases. All shows are attended by industry in film, TV, and theater. Past productions have been attended by producers (Broadway), agents (commercial/legit), managers, and casting directors." Rehearses in winter; performs in spring in NYC. Membership dues are $495/season and include agent/manager coaching, resume workshops, branding-yourself workshops, and entry into The Acting-Career Seminar, where company members meet with a commercial agent, a legit agent, and a talent manager. Seeking—Actors & Singers Seeking Representation Through Showcases: 18+. Group audition by appointment Feb 21 from 5pm-5:30pm at TAPNYC at Studios 353 (353 W. 48th St., New York NY 10036). Seeking talent from New York, NY. In your submission, include an audition date selected from the options; casting personnel will email you an audition request. Add audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com to your contacts to ensure the confirmation lands in your inbox. If you do not receive same-day confirmation, direct-email headshot and resume to audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com. Prepare a one-minute contemporary comedic monologue. Auditions will be done in groups. Producer states: "We suggest (though do not require) monologues from Bobby Holder's book 'Out of the Blue' (available on TheActorsProjectNYC.com, BobbyHolder.com, Amazon, iBooks, etc.) or TAPNYC-approved monologues at monologuestogo.com."

'BEYOND BOUNDARIES!' – FEB. 27 & MAR. 7 - The Actor's Project NYC is casting Beyond Boundaries!, a full-length theatrical showcase of music, scenes, monologues, and sketch comedy, all original work by company writers, for The Actor's Project NYC. Producer states: "TAPNYC is a company that assists its members in landing agents and getting work through industry showcases. All shows are attended by industry in film, TV, and theater. Past productions have been attended by producers (Broadway), agents (commercial/legit), managers, and casting directors." Rehearses in winter; performs in spring in NYC. Membership dues are $495/season and include agent/manager coaching, resume workshops, branding-yourself workshops, and entry into The Acting-Career Seminar, where company members meet with a commercial agent, a legit agent, and a talent manager. Seeking—Actors & Singers Seeking Representation Through Showcases: 18+. Group auditions by appointment Feb 27 from 5pm-6pm and Mar 7 from 2:30pm-3:30pm at TAPNYC @ Studios 353 (353 W. 48th St., New York NY 10036). In your submission, include an audition date selected from the options; casting personnel will email you an audition request. Add audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com to your contacts to ensure the confirmation lands in your inbox. If you do not receive same-day confirmation, direct-email headshot and resume to audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com. Prepare a one-minute contemporary comedic monologue. Auditions will be done in groups. Producer states: "We suggest (though do not require) monologues from Bobby Holder's book 'Out of the Blue' (available on TheActorsProjectNYC.com, BobbyHolder.com, Amazon, iBooks, etc.) or TAPNYC-approved monologues at monologuestogo.com."

 

BRICKABRACK NEW ENSEMBLE MEMBERS – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 6 - BrickaBrack is seeking performers willing to commit to ensemble training and developing new material on an ongoing basis, with a minimum commitment of one year, with BrickaBrack. Specifically seeking people from traditionally underrepresented communities, and performers who possess multiple skills: singers, dancers, writers, instrumentalists, puppeteers, etc. Desire to be a part of an ensemble company is essential. Artistic director states: "BrickaBrack is the award-winning company behind 'Stalking Christopher Walken,' 'On the Flip Side,' and other multidisciplinary projects. At this point we're working on the research phase for our project, '52 Pickup.' BrickaBrack develops new work through long-term ensemble collaboration, improvisation, and workshops. If you're trained in physical theatre, dance theatre, Lecoq, Viewpoints; or studied at ETW, Dell'Arte, or similar programs, perhaps you'll find an artistic home with us! Our influences include Lepage, Pina, Complicite, Julie Taymor, Mary Zimmerman, and Kneehigh, to name a few." Minimum one year commitment in NYC. Stipends paid on a project basis; productions under Equity Showcase Code when applicable. Seeking—BrickaBrack Ensemble Member: Males & Females, 18+, We are seeking Ensemble members for our company, which creates original work using multiple techniques and forms, including improvisation, movement, and puppetry. Please read production description for more info. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit electronically with your photo/resume articulating your interest in working with the company and your experience with ensemble theater. Auditions in Feb. 2017. More info: www.BrickaBrack.org or http://www.brickabrack.org/52-pick-up.html.

 

TRU 2017 COMBINED AUDITION EVENT – APR. 8 - Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is seeking participants for the annual TRU Combined Audition Event, which will be attended by more than 40 NY-area Equity and nonunion producing companies, directors, producers, and other individuals, including casting directors and agents. The TRU Voices Reading Series will also be cast at this event. The event runs April 8-9 in NYC. The registration fee is $55 if you register before Feb. 28 (postmark Feb. 27); the fee is $95 if you register after Feb. 28. Special Backstage offer: Get $5 off when you use code BS-50. And all Equity actors may take $10 off. 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. Audition by appointment Apr 8 from 10am-6pm for musical auditions at Desotelle Theater (300 W. 43rd St., #301, New York NY 10036). Performers will be given two minutes to perform two monologues or a monologue and a song (accompanist provided). For more info and an application packet, visit www.truonline.org/events/2017-audition. For questions, call 212/714-7628 or email TRUActors@gmail.com.

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

COMPETITIONS:

'STONEWALL SENSATION,' SINGING COMPETITION, SEASON 19 – FEB. 22 - The Stonewall Inn is seeking singing contestants for season 19 of Stonewall Sensation, a 15-week singing competition. Owner states: "You will be asked to sing a one-minute cut of a song a cappella for the judges and the audiences. At the end of the evening, the top 15 will be announced and invited to participate in the competition. The judges choose the contestants Week One. Each week after that, however, the audience chooses who will be eliminated. Therefore, it is important to invite your friends. Each audience member receives one ballot for each drink purchased at the bar. When the ballots are counted, someone will be eliminated each week. Upon arrival, it is a first come, first served basis. "Former contestants have included Rachel Potter, who recently starred as the Mistress in Broadway's 'Evita'; Creighton Fraker, who was one of last season's 'American Idol' top 24; Jaime Cepero, who starred as Ellis on NBC’s 'Smash'; and Ashton Parson, who was featured on MTV as a host on the red carpet at the 2012 Video Music Awards. You could be the next name added to that list. Performances will be live. You will be critiqued by a panel of industry judges and someone will be eliminated each week." Each Wednesday, a group of contestants performs and competes for the approval (and votes) of the audience members and celebrity judges. Every week, one contestant is eliminated until the new Stonewall Sensation is announced. After Week One, contestants are assigned a theme for the next week. Contestants will be asked to sing with a track or with a provided pianist. Winner receives $1000, press exposure, and a paid show at The Stonewall Inn. Contestants have the opportunity to receive weekly feedback from prominent industry professionals. Seeking—Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 21-55. Open Casting Call Feb 22 from 9pm-11pm at The Stonewall Inn (53 Christopher St., New York NY 10014). Submit a photo. If you would like to audition, you must sign up beginning promptly at 9pm sharp on Feb. 22. Auditions begin at 9:30pm. In order to qualify, you must remain until the end after all contestants have sung. You may also sign up in advance by emailing Kurt Kelly at Inn.Stonewall@gmail.com.

 

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:

ALL DEF MOVIE AWARDS – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 22 - All Def Digital is seeking a voiceover actor for the All Def Movie Awards. Producer states: "In 2016, the All Def Movie awards was born out of the lack of diversity in Hollywood. Frustrated by the #Oscarssowhite movement, Russell Simmons decided to create his own awards show. Celebrities such as Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Terry Crews, Amber Rose, Robin Thicke, Marlon Wayans and Tyrese Gibson joined him for the inaugural celebration. The All Def Movie Awards celebrates diversity in film with a kick-ass party and hilarious subversive categories like Best Bad Muthafucka, Best Sex, Best Black Survivor in a Movie and Best Latino in a Non-Service Industry Role. The All Def Movie Awards upends years of buttoned-up award show traditions and is not about statues or stature (Although we do give out Golden Pimps). The ADMA’s are a celebration of culture. It's Def Comedy Jam meets MTV Movie Awards meets The Golden Globes for the hip-hop generation. It’s funny, irreverent, edgy, pointed and multi-cultural. The show is produced by All Def Digital and will air on Fusion TV." Position runs mid-February in L.A. Pays $250 per day (3 Days). Seeking—Voiceover Actor: Male or Female, 18-60, voiceover narration for the entire awards show. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Please search the All Def Movie Awards on YouTube. Use this piece of media to reference when submitting. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

'GOLAZO' – FEB. 22 DEADLINE - School of Visual Arts is seeking a voice over actor to play the main commentator in Golazo, a VFX short film for School of Visual Arts. Records in NYC. Discussed upon contact. Seeking—Main Commentator (Voice Lead) Male, 26-55, with a British or Spanish accent in English. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Include your voice reel and/or samples of your voice over projects. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the school. Submissions deadline is Feb. 22.

 

PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 23 - Mercer County Community College is seeking a voice actor to read and record some facts for a short informational video to incorporate into Mercer County Community College's horticulture program's display at the Philadelphia Flower Show. Director states: "The average attendance of this show is well over 200,000 people." One day of studio recording in the West Windsor NJ area or ability to record high-quality voiceover without travel. No pay. Seeking—Narrator (Lead): Female, 20-40, to record a voiceover for a 60-second script to incorporate into the video for Mercer County Community College's display at the 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show. Seeking talent from West Windsor NJ. Include an audio reel. The type of voice casting personnel are looking for is more of an educational tone, something akin to what one would find on a PBS documentary. This is not the script you will be reading but simply a sample for audio reel submissions, though it is not required you are welcome to record this paragraph for your submissions otherwise your existing audio reel is fine: Horticulture is the science and art of growing and caring for plants, especially flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Whereas agronomy (a branch of agriculture) refers to the growing of field crops, horticulture refers to small-scale gardening. The word horticulture comes from Latin and means "garden cultivation." For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the college.

 

'DA CAPO' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 26 - School of Visual Arts is seeking voiceover talent for Da Capo, a student film. Synopsis: Ana and Gerardo, husband and wife in real life, dub a romantic scene. The fictional dialogue echoes troubling and unspoken feelings as they battle a personal nonfictional tragedy. Shoots March 4 & 5 at a sound studio in the NYC area. Pays: $125/day flat, plus credit, copy, meals, and transportation provided. Producers plan to apply for a SAG-AFTRA contract, if necessary. Seeking—“Gerardo” (Lead): Male, 35-55, mid-30s-mid-50s; paraplegic; Hispanic; a voice dubber by profession; romantic by nature; married to his co-star, Ana. Must speak Spanish fluently. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit ASAP via backstage.com or contact the school.

 

'SLASHERS: The POWER BATTLE' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 27 - Stun Games is seeking voice-over talent for an indie fighting game, Slashers: The Power Battle, to be released on Steam. 10 fighters will be recorded. Scripts are relatively short (500 words per fighter) Same talents may be hired for game sequels and additional game modes. Game released early 2017. No pay. Seeking—“Efe” (Lead): Male, 18+, high and mighty ottoman warrior; “Kanae” (Lead): Female, 18+, Japanese female sword master; “Brandon” (Lead): Male, 18+, carefree American adventurer. Funny and talks to much; “Shin” (Lead): Male, 18+, merciless semi-demon killer; “Andre” (Lead): Male, 18+, French Templar knight; “Nagashapa” (Lead): Female, 18+, Shaman Priestess. She is a friendly and cute old-woman with a signature giggle; “Rungard” (Lead): Male, 18+, evil mage; “Jaman:” Male, 18+, half-demon warrior; “Alperen” (Lead): Male, 18+, boss of the game. Immortal warrior; “Mirei” (Lead): Female, 18+, ninja. Kanae's sister; Announcer (Supporting): Male, 18+, energetic. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Samples can be recorded raw and send to us right-away. If you can speak Japanese, there are Japanese scripts for specific fighters. Not a must though. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

'HOPELESS' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 28 - Post Production Studios (YouTube) is casting Hopeless, a web series about a non-binary teenager, Scarlett, and their guardian angel, Hope, trying to live a normal life while fighting monsters. Records Summer from home studio; sound mixed in Maine. No pay for first and second episode of the series. Whether or not third episode is paid will depend on show popularity, fundraising, and/ or role. Seeking—“Scooter Nung” (Supporting): Male, 18-30, best friend to main character. a bit spacey and a conspiracy theorist at heart, Scooter is none the less loyal to his friends; think a stoner type voice; “Dylan Strong” (Supporting): Female, 11-16, Scarlett's ten year old, tomboy, neighbor, Dylan is a rough and tumble girl who loves a good comic book; Scarlett is often tasked with babysitting her, to destructive results; “Green” (Day Player): Female, 18-34, a one off character used in Pilot. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. In your cover letter, note any comedy experience you have, and recording equipment/recording experience. Also link any comedy monologue, plays, skits, etc. that you have done. American talent only. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the studio.

 

SEEKING TOP 40 SONGWRITERS – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 28 - SLS Creative, Inc. is seeking songwriters based out of Los Angeles who write in the Pop genres to collaborate with for placement opportunities. Rehearsal and production dates & locations are TBD. Producer states: "Publishing will be split between all creators evenly. If the song is placed, the advance received will be split evenly between all creators." Seeking—Songwriter: 18+, lives in the Los Angeles area with the following qualifications: 1- Has written Pop songs; 2- Has flexible schedule for writing sessions; 3- Has transportation; 4- Team worker. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. We require that you send us SoundCloud links to songs you have written and please specify if you are the only writer and if not how many writers on each song and which parts of the song you wrote. Producer states: "Important: This is not a artist development opportunity, this opportunity is strictly for songwriters looking to write with other talented creators for placement opportunities." For submission, visit backstage.com or contact SLS.

 

'The CENTROPIC ORACLE' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 1 – VANCOUVER, BC - The Centropic Oracle is casting an audio book podcast, The Centropic Oracle. Project description: "An audio book podcast featuring science fiction and fantasy short story writers and narrators." Recording sessions in February, in Vancouver, BC or at home studio. Pays CAD $0.01 per word. Seeking—Voice Actors (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, having a home studio is preferred, though not required. Seeking talent from Vancouver, BC. To apply, submit your résumé & narrative/audiobook demo reel. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

HEALTH CAMPAIGN – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 1 - E. Legaspi, coord. is casting voiceover talent for CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) storyboards. Recording date(s) and location TBD. Pay TBD. Seeking—Hispanic Male Teen (Supporting): 14-25; Caucasian Male Teen (Supporting): 14-25; African-American Male Teen (Supporting): 14-25; Grandmother (Lead): Female, 40-80; Hip-Hop Female (Lead): 25-25; Hispanic Female (Supporting): 18-31. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit an audio sample using the attached script with your role to eldrich@rescueagency.com.

 

RECORDING PROJECT – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 3 - Philip Springer is seeking a jazz singer with a range of F below middle C to C above middle C for a recording project with Philip Springer, composer of "Santa Baby." Date(s) TBD in L.A. Pay provided. Seeking—Jazz Singer: 18+, with a range of F below middle C to C above middle C. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Send mp3 of "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" in key of B-flat to tamirmusic@verizon.net. A cappella okay.

 

'PITCH BATTLE' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 3 - LONDON - Tuesday's Child Television, North Row Studios is casting the reality TV show, Pitch Battle. Project description: "We’re looking for the nation’s most exciting vocal groups or choirs to perform in heats to showcase what they do best in a variety of performances, including a showstopper, Pitch Perfect style riff-offs, a solo performance or an a capella song, and a final showdown." Shoots in 2017, in London, UK. No pay. Seeking—Singers/Groups (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, must be 17 years of age or over, your group must have between 4 and 25 members, all members must be UK residents. Seeking talent from London, England. To apply, submit pix & résumés. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the studio.

 

'RIGHT Of WAY' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 5 - B Bros Productions is casting voiceover talent for Right of Way, a feature film currently in post-production about the lives of ten New Yorkers over the course of a day in the city. Recording date(s) TBD at a sound studio in Brooklyn NY. Pays: $50 for a few hours in the studio. SAG-AFTRA Ultra Low Budget Agreement. Seeking—Baseball Announcer (Day Player): Male, 18+, voiceover role. A play-by-play baseball announcer for a few short radio segments in the film from a Yankees-Red Sox game. A radiophonic voice and a passion for baseball are preferable. Sides are attached for a taped audio or video submission; “Alicia” (Day Player): Female, 28-80, voiceover role. Alicia is the personal secretary of a financial magazine CEO. She is a seasoned professional. Her voice will be featured reciting the day's messages during a final montage in the film. Sides are attached for a taped audio or video submission; Harper’s Mom (Day Player): Female, 38-60, voiceover role. The mother of Harper, one of the leads in the film. Her daughter is fresh to the city and still finding her footing there. During a lunch break, Harper receives a call from her mother in which a casual conversation slowly segues into one in which some of the mother's concerns surface about living in the city. Sides are attached for a taped audio or video submission. Seeking talent from New York NY. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the production company.

 

RECORDING ARTISTS DEVELOPMENT – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 8 - Recording Artists Development is seeking trans and gender nonconforming (GNC) singers with original material to participate in a safe space studio recording project for Recording Artists Development to benefit the Ali Forney Center. Also seeking singer-songwriters with a unique perspective on gender identity and expression. Shoot dates and locations TBD. Seeking—Trans and GNC Singer-Songwriters (Lead): 18+, trans and gender nonconforming (GNC) singers with original material to participate in a studio recording project to benefit the Ali Forney Center. Also seeking singer-songwriters with a unique perspective on gender identity and expression. Seeking talent from: New York NY; San Francisco CA; Miami FL; New Orleans LA; Philadelphia PA; Seattle WA; Los Angeles CA. Email a headshot, resume, and examples of your songwriting. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the group.

GLOBALME VOICE RECORIDNGS – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 9 - Globalme Language & Technology is casting voice recordings for Globalme. Project description: “Globalme Language & Technology is casting voice artists for our research on a speech recognition product." Recording can be done at home or anywhere quiet with stable internet and a mic. Pays $30 for 15 min. participation. Seeking—Voice Artists (Supporting): Males & Females, 7-17, native English speakers (US accent only), will read and record very simple and short lines such as "open the door." Seeking talent from Hillsboro, Portland OR. To apply, submit online form at tinyurl.com/GlobalmeVO.

'LAYAR' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 12 - Emerson College is casting Layar, an exploration-based, science fiction modification of Fallout 4. Synopsis: Humanity has transcended death, and as a recent arrival to the afterlife in Layar, you must come to terms with the truth behind the nature of the human soul. Records in February, March, and April, to coincide with the audio engineer's availability, at Emerson College's recording facilities in the Ansin Building in Boston MA. No pay. Meals and transportation provided. Seeking—Doctor (Supporting): Male or Female, 35-60, 50s, verbose, well spoken; the doctor is the warm, welcoming face of Layar; “Cecily” (Supporting): Female, 18-37, 30s; forward, confident to the point of being obnoxious; “Sergei” (Supporting): Male, 35-50, 40s; weathered, worldly; is kind, but not to be trifled with; “Alexander” (Supporting): Male, 18-37, 30s, laid back, easy-going; unconcerned with potential drama around town; Gardener (Supporting): Male or Female, 25-40, 30s, curt and to the point, no nonsense. Seeking talent from Boston MA. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the college.

POP ROCK PROJECT – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 14 - RE Entertainment is seeking a vocalist 18-25 for a pop rock recording project. Recording and live performance based in NJ/NYC area. No pay. Seeking—Vocalist (Lead): Males & Females, 18-25. Seeking talent from Nationwide/Worldwide. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact RE Entertainment.

'TURKEYSTUFFER' AUDIOBOOK – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 15 - Paddlefoot Productions is casting Turkeystuffer audiobook. Project Description: Looking for professional talent (male) to read/produce audiobook for a novel (published by Simon and Schuster). Selection will be made from online submissions. Pays $1,500 for finished audiobook. Seeking—Voiceover Artist (Lead): Male, 18+, If you have your own equipment to record this is a bonus. Seeking talent from Phoenix AZ. Read first twenty seven (27) pages of novel “Turkeystuffer” (these pages are available on the website www.mcrockett.com) and turn that reading into an mp3-4 file. Send that mp3-4 file with your full name, phone number and email address to [Pending Approval] Send ONLY one submission (multiple submissions will disqualify you from this gig). ALL readers MUST complete a 1,500 word sample of the script I’ll provide in mp3-4 format. If I like your work, have additional novels to turn into audiobooks and we can negotiate compensation.

'EMMY And The BREAKFAST CLUB' MADONNA BIOPIC – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 16 - Guy Guido Entertainment is seeking a narrator for Emmy and the Breakfast Club, a documentary biopic about Madonna's early years in NYC, being told through real life subject interviews, dramatized reenactments, and voiceover narration. Records spring 2017 (approx. 2 days) in NYC. Pays: $500 flat fee for recording. Seeking—Narrator (Lead): Male or Female, 23-50, narration should reflect the feel of the film which is upbeat, positive, clear, clean, and "commercial"--but also have a very natural approach with individuality. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit with a headshot and a voiceover reel and/or demo. Record the sample script (visit backstage.com) and submit an MP3 along with submission.

'PLUCK' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 17 - Gabriel Sedgwick, prod. is casting Pluck, an animated documentary, with fictionalized/recreation elements. Voice recordings happening in March/April 2017 and can be arranged in any major city nationally. Pay TBD. If union talent is cast producers will apply for the SAG-AFTRA Ultra-Low Budget Agreement. Seeking—“Nellie” (Lead): Female, 18-25. Seeking talent from Nationwide/Worldwide. For submission, visit backstage.com Submit an audio recording of one or both of the scenes below:

Scene 2 - audio only:

NELLIE (VO):
This trip was something no other girl had ever done. Ever. Admittedly, more newspapers needed to be sold--circulation was in a lull. At the time, America never tired of reminding itself that its frontier had been conquered--manifest destiny was at its end. But America was approaching new frontiers. Improvements in travel, timepieces and telegraphy were revealing the beloved fantasies of Jules Verne to be realities. This trip would sell more papers, sure, but this trip was something no other girl had ever done.
[The jar of cold cream makes it really hard to close the bag!!! She has to try several times, moving the dumb jar around until she can cinch it shut.]
NELLIE (VO):
I did not pack a trunk--just an ordinary hand satchel. And that jar of cold cream was the bane of my existence.

Scene 1 - audio only:

NELLIE (VO):
There were other stunt reporters at the time--you call it undercover reporting now--but I was the very best. I was the headline. Everyone wanted to know about...
[She picks up a newspaper]
NELLIE:
This plucky young woman.
[She picks up the SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER and reads from it]:
NELLIE:
Miss Brown is pretty when she talks and smiles, for then her face brightens up and her eyes sparkle and there is a turn at the corners of her mouth that is fascinating.
[She puts it down.]
NELLIE:
Very kind of them to say. Everyone wanted to know about me--is Nellie Brown pretty? Yes. Is Nellie Brown a suffragist? Yes. Does Nellie Brown chew gum?
[She pops gum in her mouth. And reads from PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER as she chews]
NELLIE:
Yes. "A very ordinary, everyday young woman, rather slight in form, masculine in her tastes, and a man-hater from way back." Pardon??

SOUNDRTACK For ANIMATED FILM – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 18 - Makers Lab is seeking a singer with a rich deep voice and soulful delivery (preferably mezzo or contralto range; think Adele) to record a powerful love song as part of soundtrack for an animated film. Rehearses and records Spring. Seeking—Singer: Female, 18+. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit your recordings as well as your resume. Looking for talent nationwide. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Makers Lab.

 

'DREAMS Of A SUMMER NIGHT' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 22 - Stimson Book and Song is casting Dreams of a Summer Night, modern day musical reimagining of William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Seeking singers for a soundtrack to help promote the show. Records winter-spring 2017 in Seattle WA. Pays: $25/hr. Seeking—“Elvis” (Lead): Male, 18-60, baritone, with a good low range and a feel for comedy; looking for a singer who can pull off a spot on take on the King of Rock, Elvis Presley; will be performing an original piece of music that simulate the Presley style for the purposes of parody; a Gospel-esque twist is a plus. Seeking talent from Seattle WA. Send an MP3 music vocal demo showing style and range of voice plus your best Elvis singing impression, preferably with instrumental backup to judge your pitch, not mandatory, just preferred. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Stimson.

JAZZ SINGER For RECORDING PROJECT – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 24 - Philip Springer is seeking jazz singer with F below middle C to G above staff range (chest and head tones) for a recording project with Philip Springer, composer of Santa Baby, How Little We Know, and other standards. Recording date(s) TBD in L.A. Pay provided. Seeking—Jazz Singer: 18+. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Send MP3 vocalizing that range. Email tamirmusic@verizon.net.

'KILLING TIME' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 24 - W. Manders, coord. is casting Killing Time, a voiceover project. Synopsis: Daniel has a job to do. But can he bring himself to complete the task at hand before someone else does it for him? Records on date(s) TBD in Atlanta GA. No pay. Seeking—“Daniel” (Lead): Male, 25-60, in this neo-noir setting, Daniel leads us through a difficult decision he needs to make. Will love prevail? Or will his sense of duty lead him down a different path?; “Mr. Durbin” (Supporting): Male, 40-76, Daniel's boss; he has no patience for sympathy and will do what it takes to keep him employees on track; “Rachel” (Supporting): Female, 25-50, the subject of Daniel's focus; she is his distraction from the greater task; Rachel should speak with a slight British accent as though she has been educated elsewhere; Taker #2 (Supporting): Male, 25-50, a Lenny Kravitz type; he has come to get the job done; he has come to do what Daniel cannot. Seeking talent from Atlanta GA. Submit any voiceover reel or sample work for consideration. For submission, visit backstage.com

STUDIO CENTER – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 25 - Studio Center is seeking new native Spanish-speaking talent to add to Studio Center's voiceover roster. You must live within 45 minutes of one of our studios (DC, New York NY, Richmond VA, or Virginia Beach VA) or have Source-Connect or ISDN. Ongoing work in Washington DC, Richmond VA, Virginia Beach VA, or NYC. Rate TBD--rates vary for each project. Seeking—Native Spanish-Speaking VO Talent: Males & Females. Seeking talent from Virginia Beach VA; New York NY; Washington DC; Richmond VA. Submit your contact information, city you live in, what dialect you speak, and demo. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the center.

 

'WHO AM I: A CHRISTMAS LULLABY' – APR. 22 – RAHWAY - Just Be You Performing Arts Mentoring Organization for Youth is casting a short film and musical performance of, Who Am I: A Christmas Lullaby. Company states: "Just Be You Performing Arts is casting the lead and supporting roles for the film adaptation, as well as the second season of the musical performance, of Who Am I: A Christmas Lullaby. An uplifting original musical stage play, written, produced, and directed by Mahogany Reynolds-Clarke. This musical; about a vivacious group of foster care children, debuted to a full-house in December 2016 at the Union County Performing Arts Center LOFT Theatre. We are coming back for our second season in December 2017. Plus, we will adapt the musical into a short-film this fall. We are looking for talented actors ages 7 to 15 year's old to audition for the lead and supporting roles. We are also seeking strong adult actors for roles in this inspiring musical about hope, faith and the true meaning of Christmas. The debut of Who Am I: A Christmas Lullaby was featured in several media outlets; such as Broadwayworld.com, NJ.com, Mycentralnewjersey.com, tapintorahway.com, and more. Plus, we were featured on News 12 NJ Spotlight New Jersey with Della Crews. The musical is heartwarming and includes original music plus classic Christmas carols. A portion of the show's proceeds was donated to four foster care home families in central New Jersey as a philanthropic gesture by Just Be You Performing Arts. We are looking for actors in New Jersey." Pay to be determined based upon experience and production budget. Meals and/or snacks are served at each rehearsal. There is a catered cast after-party following the performance. Cast members receive professional photographs of their performance on stage. This is a non-union casting. We are looking for actors in New Jersey. Seeking—“Abegail Heart” (Lead): Female, 14-16, Casting lead role of this outspoken young girl who is determined to overcome her circumstances of becoming a foster kid on Christmas Eve. Must have a very strong musical theatre, gospel and R&B driven singing voice. Roles are very age specific; “Cicely” (Supporting): Female, 21-23, Cicely is a kind-hearted college graduate working on her master's degree. She survived the foster care system and serves as a role model to other foster care kids. Must have a strong musical theatre singing voice. Roles are very age specific; “Angel” (Supporting): Female, 7-8, Angel is a sweet little girl who became a foster care child when she was 2. She loves to sing and color. Actor must have a strong musical theatre, gospel and R&B singing voice. Roles are very age specific; “Mathew” (Supporting): Male, 16-18, Mathew is a homeless boy who finds his way to the foster care home. He is struggling with the loss of his parents, but determined to turn his pain into purpose through music. Must have a strong musical theatre, gospel and R&B singing voice. Roles are very age specific; “Andrew” (Supporting): Male, 9-12, Andrew is a spunky foster care kid with big dreams of becoming a super famous rap artist when he grows up. Must have rap skills of some kind. Roles are very age specific; “Emmanuel” (Supporting): Male, 10-13, Emmanuel is a spiritual child and loves to teach others about hope. He believes that any dream is possible. Must have a strong musical theatre singing voice. Roles are very age specific; “Ms. Lillian” (Lead): Female, 40-55, Ms. Lillian is a jovial full of energy and optimism head of the foster care home. She loves taking care of children. Must have a strong musical theatre singing voice. Roles are very age specific; “Mrs. Hamilton” (Supporting): Female, 35-45, Mrs. Hamilton is a giving woman with a strong desire to be a mother. She helps the foster care children realize what Christmas is truly about. Must have a strong musical theatre, gospel and R&B singing voice. Roles are very age specific. Audition by appointment Apr 22 from 11am-1pm in Rahway NJ. Seeking talent from Union, Scotch Plains, Woodbridge Township, Newark, New Brunswick, Matawan NJ. To be considered, select the role you are interested in. Submit a professional cover letter indicating your experience and goals as an actor. If you do not include a cover letter you will not be considered. Also include a resume and/or list of credits. Include a head shot. If you have video footage include a link. A cover letter is required.

 

 

 

 

OPEN MIC NIGHTS/JAM SESSIONS:

NEW YORK CITY LOCATION:

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

 

WASHINGTON DC AREA LOCATIONS:

Open Mic Nights hosted by TOM SAPUTO:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

PROMOTIONS:

AGENCY OPEN CALL – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 28 - Creative Blast Agency is seeking dancers & singers for representation with their agency. Ongoing representation in the London & Grays, UK areas. Pay rates vary depending on work booked; agency takes a percentage of all earnings. Seeking—Dancers/Singers: Male, 18+. Seeking talent from London, England; Grays, England. To apply, submit pix, résumés & show reels. Include any performance dates. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the agency.

 

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.

 

The CLIK AGENCY UK OPEN CALL – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 28 - The Clik Agency UK is seeking dancers, singers & entertainers for upcoming performances. Performances run throughout 2017 at holiday resorts and entertainment venues throughout the UK. All roles are paid. Seeking—Dancers/Singers/Entertainers: Males & Females, 18+, must have professional training & experience. Seeking talent from London, England. To apply, submit pix & résumés. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the agency.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

REFERENCE:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

SCHOOLS/SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS:

KIDS/TEENS, BROADWAY ARTISTS ALLIANCE – VARIOUS DATES/LOCATIONS - Broadway Artists Alliance of NYC is seeking promising young musical theatre talent for the Broadway Artists Alliance (BAA) winter workshop, summer intensives, master classes, and industry showcases. BAA notes that they "provide professional training for young musical theatre performers, right in the heart of NYC. Participants study voice, acting, and dance with Tony award-winners and current Broadway performers, as well as NYC's top casting directors, agents, college faculty, coaches, and choreographers. BAA specializes in intensives, workshops, college audition preparation, one-day master classes, weekly class series and private coaching. BAA's expert staff challenges each student to develop his or her triple-threat performance skills, while learning about the business of acting and making connections with industry professionals." All classes at Ripley Grier Studios in NYC. In addition, BAA offers year-round private coaching via Skype and/or in person in NYC. Tuition fees range from $175-$1,500, depending on the program. Seeking—Young Performers: Males & Females, 7-21. Auditions by appointment Nov 5, 2016, Jan 22 & Mar 11, 2017 in New York NY; Nov 13 in Ft. Lauderdale FL; Dec 4 in Dallas TX ; Jan 14 & 15 in St. Louis MO; Feb 12 in Orlando FL; Feb 13 in Tampa FL; Mar 11 in Aliso Viejo CA; Mar 12 in Phoenix AZ and Mar 19 in Sarasota FL. Audition opportunities also be available at thespian festivals (in Texas, Missouri, New Jersey, and Florida) and conventions (COCA, Classical Singer). Also accepting video submissions. Note: Private coaching is also available and does not require an audition. For more info about BAA's winter workshop, summer intensives, college audition prep workshop, and year-round training opportunities, visit www.broadwayartistsalliance.org.

 

ASCENSION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, CHOIR DIRECTOR – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 1 - Circle of Friends Productions is seeking a children's choir director for Ascension Catholic Elementary School. Producer states: "Choir director need not be Catholic, but music should be uplifting and appropriate for children. These kids are in gang territory and music helps them to channel emotions in a positive way. Piano playing is a plus, but not mandatory. Applicants must be dependable, organized, and patient. If you are late, 40 little kids are affected." Rehearse two to three times per week during the school year, either early morning or after school. Approximately 35 children, ages 10-14. School is located at 500 W. 111th Pl., L.A. No payment. Seeking—Choir Director: 18+. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Tell hiring personnel about your experience with children and music. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the production company.

 

LITTLE MAESTROS – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 3 - Little Maestros is seeking musicians for Little Maestros infant & toddler music classes. Company states: "Want to make a good living playing guitar, piano, drums or singing and entertaining as your day job? We think we can make that happen! If you are an experienced and at least intermediate guitar player, pianist, drummer or singer (as a guitarist, you can play barre chords, as a pianist, you can learn from an MP3 and chord chart, and as a vocalist, you can memorize lyrics quickly). If you love kids and love entertaining. If you have boundless energy and a captivating stage presence. If you like the spotlight and are comfortable playing in a group setting. This is the job for you! You will work with other talented, driven and connected musicians and actors. You will work hard. You will have fun! We are NYC's top infant and toddler music classes that is on the verge of growing exponentially. Start with a few classes a week and if you impress you will be given room to grow (as an employee of the company and as a professional musician/actor) as much as you want. We will work with you to get you as much work as we can within our company provided you are talented, driven and professional. We want you to succeed and to help us take this thing to the next level and we will provide you with all the tools to do that. Just bring your talent and natural charisma!" Events are TBD in NYC. Pay is per class and/or party. Seeking—Lead Guitarist/Vocalist: Males & Females, 24-65, an experienced and at least intermediate guitar player who can play barre chords, memorize lyrics quickly, loves kids and loves entertaining. Must have boundless energy and a captivating stage presence; Singer: Males & Females, 24-65, an experienced singer who loves kids and entertaining and can memorize lyrics quickly. You must love kids and love entertaining, and have boundless energy and a captivating stage presence. Musical theater actors welcome! Seeking talent from New York NY. For more info, visit www.littlemaestros.com.

 

'FIND YOUR HONESTY: ACTING THROUGH SONG' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 4 - Find Your Honesty: Acting Through Song is seeking participants for private classes with Find Your Honesty: Acting Through Song. Owner states: "Find Your Honesty: Acting Through Song is an acting coaching studio for musical theater. Basically, I work with actors on songs to help them in many respects. The first and main respect is to learn tools that they can apply to their musical theater material to help them connect in a real and honest way so that the words feel like they are theirs. From there, I help with audition cuts and prep, repertoire, and even some guidance on the industry, etc. My overall goal is to help musical theater actors gain control over their material and get some direction and confidence in the way of their goals." Ongoing sessions held at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., 10th fl., NYC). If not in NYC, sessions are offered via Skype or FaceTime. No pay. Fee for private sessions are $85/hr., which includes studio time. Introductory session offered at $50. Packages with reduced rates are also offered. Seeking—Actors & Singers: Males & Females, 10+. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. To schedule an intro session, submit via email or electronically through Backstage. Include a cover letter. For more info and for actor testimonials, visit www.actingthroughsong.org.

 

KIDS/TEENS, CHILDREN's MUSICAL THEATER FESTIVAL – MAR. 6 DEADLINE - The Broadway Workshop is seeking students for a nine-day performance-based theater program for students ages 8-19, the Children's Musical Theater Festival. Company states: "Students cast in the Festival will have the opportunity to originate roles in new musical works by up-and-coming theater writers or new re-worked versions of established hit Broadway shows. Students are split into two groups based on age and each group will be featured in two performances of their show Off-Broadway at the Baruch Performing Arts Center in NYC." Festival runs July 8-16 from 10am-5pm at Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave. 16th Floor, and & Baruch Performing Arts Centerm 55 Lexington Ave. at 25th St. in NYC. No pay. Note: If accepted into the program there is a $950 fee to participate. Scholarships/financial aid is available through Project Broadway. Seeking—Student Actors: Males & Females, 8-19, for all leading and supporting roles in two productions (TBA). Actors should be good singers-dancers with great stage presence and passion for performing. Open Casting Calls Mar 4 from 10am-12:30pm and Mar 5 from 11am-1pm at Ripley Grier Studios (520 8th Ave, 16th Fl, New York NY 10018). Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. If you are not available for a live audition visit http://www.cmtfnyc.com/auditions.htm for full instructions. Online submissions must be received by Mar. 6. More info available at www.CMTFNYC.com.

 

TNY KIDS & TEENS ON-CAMERA, MUSICAL CLASSES With SHOWCASES – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 7 - Actors Technique NY Kids & Teens is seeking participants for ATNY Kids & Teens TV/film classes and programs for young talent. Coordinator states: "Flexible weekend classes include on-camera, improvisation, film production, advanced teen acting, audition technique, casting director musical theater, and vocals and culminate in industry showcases. #1 in NYC in young actor success, all ages, all skill levels. Audits upon request. Pedigreed instructors and casting directors." Classes run weekends (Saturdays or Sundays) in NYC; see class schedule. Fee-based classes and programs for young professionals. Flexible payment plans and make-up days. Seeking—Program Participants: Males & Females, 4-19. Seeking talent from New York NY. Visit ActorsTechniqueNY.com or call 917/763-1777.

 

DANCE And VOCLAS 101, INSTRUCTORS – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 8 - The Palace Theatre is seeking instructors for Dance and Vocals 101 Camp at The Palace Theatre in Georgetown TX. Seeking dance and vocal instructors to work with students ages 6-12 of all abilities. Future choreography and music directing opportunities with the Palace may become available at a later date. Dance and Vocals 101 Camp runs Feb. 20 & 21  from 8:30am-4:30pm on the Palace Theatre campus in Georgetown TX (metro Austin area). Hourly pay commensurate with experience. Seeking—Instructor: 18+, instructor for a two-day camp. Seeking talent from Georgetown TX; Austin TX. Submit your resume and a brief cover letter.

 

WALNUT STREET THEATRE ACTING APPRENTICESHIPS – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 15 - Walnut Street Theatre is accepting applications for its 2017-2018 apprentice program. Producers state: "The program is a full-time commitment." The term of scholarships vary, but may begin as early as July/Aug. 2017, and will end by June 2018. Pay is a weekly scholarship of $350, plus gym membership, and free tuition to Theatre School classes. Seeking—Acting Apprentice: 18+, diverse actors encouraged to apply, actors must sing. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Include a letter of interest. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

 

'FIND YOUR HONESTY: ACTING THROUGH SONG' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 25 - Find Your Honesty: Acting Through Song is seeking participants for private classes with Find Your Honesty: Acting Through Song. Owner states: "Find Your Honesty: Acting Through Song is an acting coaching studio for musical theater. Basically, I work with actors on songs to help them in many respects. The first and main respect is to learn tools that they can apply to their musical theater material to help them connect in a real and honest way so that the words feel like they are theirs. From there, I help with audition cuts and prep, repertoire, and even some guidance on the industry, etc. My overall goal is to help musical theater actors gain control over their material and get some direction and confidence in the way of their goals." Ongoing sessions held at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., 10th fl., NYC). If not in NYC, sessions are offered via Skype or FaceTime. No pay. Introductory session offered at $50. Seeking—Actors & Singers: Males & Females, 10+, performers interested in taking their craft to the next level. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. To schedule an intro session, submit via email or electronically through Backstage. Include a cover letter. For more info and for actor testimonials, visit www.actingthroughsong.org.

 

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

 

'The ART And BUSINESS Of VOICEOVERS' With AMY MARCS And ROY RENZA – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 4 - Star Trax Recording Studio is seeking participants for The Art and Business of Voiceovers, presented by Star Trax Recording Studio. Company states: "Would you like to learn the ins and outs of the voiceover industry in the same studio where 'Family Guy' and 'American Dad' are recorded? What about recording your voice in the same studio countless of celebrities such as Matt Damon, Patrick Stewart, Seth MacFarlane, Snoop Dog, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bob Costas have recorded theirs? Learn tips and techniques for achieving success from the leading industry pros at Star Trax NY, a premiere NYC recording studio. Clients include Discovery Networks, National Geographic Channel, TBS, HGTV, USA Network, NBC, Blockbuster, Honda, Ford, Hershey’s and Heineken. Enrollment is limited to eight students and will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. "This is a unique opportunity to work in a professional recording studio. The class will focus on script breakdown, finding your signature sound, gaining confidence in the booth, and making committed and compelling choices. We will also focus on learning how to self-direct, which is such an important skill to have these days since so many auditions are being done from home. The focus in this class will be on radio and television commercials. We keep the class size small so you will receive lots of individual attention. Understanding that everyone has different strengths and weaknesses, you will be coached individually according to your needs. Your recordings will be sent to you in MP3 format at the end of each session. Your instructors are Roy Renza and Amy Marcs. "Roy Renza is the co-owner of Star Trax and an audio engineer with three decades of voiceover experience directing and producing for commercials, promos, documentary narrations, and movie trailers. "Amy Marcs is an actress, writer, and voiceover talent signed with the Don Buchwald agency. Her voice has been heard on numerous national network television and radio campaigns. A small sample of her work includes spots for Ortho tri Cyclen, Abilify, Johnson and Johnson, Mastercard, Huntington Bank, Topamax, KMart, and IBM. She teaches voiceover and Meisner technique at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts and is also on the faculty of ACTeen. Amy is also currently starring in her critically acclaimed one-woman show 'Nice T!ts.'" Class runs March 6, 13, 27, (no class March 20), and April 3 (Monday eves., 7pm-9pm; four classes total) at Star Trax Recording Studio in NYC. Cost: $375. Payment for the class is required to attend. A $100 advance deposit will be needed to reserve your place. Seeking—Voiceover Class Attendee: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. To sign up, contact Amy Marcs at 917/406-7705 or email amymarcs11@gmail.com. For more info, visit startraxnewyork.com and amymarcs.com.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

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