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Updated: Feb. 21

 

 

AUDITIONS:

 

Most of the audition notices below can be found on

BACKSTAGE.COM - The Actors' Resource

 

 

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

 

BANDS/SOLOISTS/SHOWCASES:

CABARET DINNER SHOW – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 23 - the Second City is seeking variety acts for Cabaret Experience. Company states: "1959 Kitchen & Bar, tucked inside on the second floor right next to the Second City's e.t.c. Theater, is creating a dinner and a show Cabaret Experience. We are looking for variety acts to fill our roster that fit the tone and mood of our brand and can entertain our guests in a new and refreshing way. Acts can include burlesque, cirque, acrobats, juggling, drag, dance, live music, etc." Pre-production scheduled to begin in March; show currently slated for April in Chicago IL. Compensation TBD; will provide a stipend per show. Seeking—Variety Act (Chorus/Ensemble): 21+, various acts including live music. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. Please apply to this with a description of your act. You will have a 2-minute audition; be sure to edit your music to fit under the time frame. You will be cut off at 2 minutes. Bring whatever tracks or material you need to perform your act. Apply via backstage.com or contact the Second City. After you apply, someone will reach out to lock down an audition time. Bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume.

'EMERALD CITY BACKWARDS' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 24 - Unite Live, Celadon Productions is casting Seattle's version of Broadway Backwards. Project description: "The annual celebration where men sing songs originally written for women and vice versa, with stories are told through the great songs of musical theater and sung by our favorite performers in the Seattle and Portland Theater communities." Performs on March 25, at The Triple Door, in Seattle WA. Pays $50-100. Seeking—Singer-Dancers (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, soloists, duets or group, dancers/chorus. Seeking talent from Seattle WA. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the production company. Prepare a short song to be sung a cappella or with music of song suggestion that you would like to perform.

DAVENPORT's PIANO BAR & CABARET – FEB. 26 – CHICAGO - Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret is seeking front and back room performers for the Spring 2019 season. Performances run spring, 2019, in Chicago IL. Some pay. Seeking—Front Room Performers (Lead): 21+, must be both singers and pianists who are familiar with the American Songbook and comfortable reading charts/taking requests. Please come prepared to play/sing a tune for us, field a request, and engage in a little witty banter with the room; Back Room Performers (Lead): 21+, can be of any discipline (cabaret, comedy, drag, burlesque, etc.). All should come prepared to show us a minute or two of performance and then discuss with us the details of the proposed 1-hour, self-produced show. An accompanist is not provided, but you are welcome to self-accompany, perform a cappella, or bring collaborating musicians along to the audition. Auditions by appointment Feb 26 from 7PM-10:30PM at Davenport's Piano Bar (1383 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60622). Seeking talent from Chicago IL. Sign up for an audition at www.tiny.cc/davenports2019

WORKING DANCE/SHOW BANDS – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 28 - Hip Entertainment & Events is seeking male and female vocalists for professional working dance bands in Northern Calif.; San Francisco Bay area, Sacramento, Napa, Monterey, Tahoe, and some out of state travel. Weekend work performing for private events, weddings, corporate events, concerts, etc. Musts: Youthful stage presence, dance ability, reliable transportation, positive attitude, excellent work ethic. Weekly rehearsals in Sacramento CA. Pay varies by performance. Weekly rehearsals required. Seeking—Lead Vocalist (Lead): Males & Females, 20-35. Seeking talent from Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles CA. Submit photos, audio/video examples, and performance resume via backstage.com or contact the events company.

 

‘DUETS’ – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 28 - The Benanti Group is casting all types for Duets, a showcase of entirely duets. For this showcase, you will have the opportunity to choose your own duet partner once you receive a casting offer. No rehearsals. Performers meet one hour prior to organize musical selections and receive direction. Performs at the Producer's Club. Some pay. Performers will be paid based on audience attendance. Fair pay structure offered upon casting. Performers must guarantee a minimum of four people in the theatre. Seeking—Duets (Lead): 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Send a note of interest and mention your singing partner. You may submit a video or audio clip of at least one of the voices in the pair. Singers may apply with a partner, or apply singularly, but have a partner prepared to perform with. All singers will have the opportunity to perform two duets. Songs can be any genre. Singers will not be paired up if cast. Apply via backstage.com or contact the Benanti Group. Must apply with, or for, a partner.

 

‘FUTUREFEST 2019’ At 54 BELOW – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 28 - Open Hydrant Theater Company and Foundation of New American Musicals is casting FutureFest in NYC. Production states: "This showcase spotlights rising local young talent in a celebration of the next generation of musical theater artists. At FutureFest, middle school, high school, and college-age students, as well as recent graduates, sing songs from new musicals written by leading and rising lyricists/composers." Rehearses some Saturdays in February and March 2019 at Open Hydrant Theater Company in the Bronx; performs Apr. 2 (7PM) at 54 Below in NYC. No pay. The producers are seeking both union and nonunion performers but no union contract is currently planned. Seeking—Musical Theater Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 12-25, seeking middle school, high school, and college-age students, as well as recent college graduates, to represent their alma maters; seeking various singing styles; songs will be from new musicals; if cast, you will be a representative of your school and sing a song chosen by the producers that best fits your voice. Seeking talent from New York NY. Must include any YouTube, SoundCloud, or other links to anything that gives examples of your voice. Casting will not accept any submissions without a singing link of some sort. For more info, visit http://54below.com/artist/futurefest/

 

 

 

CRUISES/RESORTS/THEME PARKS:

NORWEGIAN CREATIVE STUDIOS – FEB. 21 – DETROIT - Norwegian Creative Studios is seeking vocalists for various cruise line itineraries. Company states: "Norwegian Creative Studios is the in-house team for Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas, and Oceania Cruises producing the highest level of entertainment at-sea with a mix of exciting production shows, Broadway, and book shows including as Rock of Ages, After Midnight, SWING!, Jersey Boy, and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert! Our shows are conceived, directed and choreographed by some of today’s leading creatives such as Patty Wilcox, Tiger Martina, Chase Benz, and Tony award winner, Warren Carlyle." Contracts starting continuously throughout 2019. Rehearsals outside Tampa FL. Salaries begin at $1000/week plus housing and travel. Seeking—Female Vocalists: 18-39, powerhouse vocalists, who can sing in the styles of contemporary pop/rock and musical theater. Must have excellent performance skills and move extremely well. Ideal heights should be between 5’2” – 5’10” with a lean physique. Casting all ethnicities. Pick two songs from the list online (Link below) and prepare one of your own, in case asked. Have sheet music in the correct key and a current headshot and resume; Male Vocalists: 18-39, strong tenor/high bari-tenor vocalists who can sing in the styles of contemporary pop/rock and musical theater. Must have excellent performance skills and move extremely well. Ideal heights should be between 5’9”- 6’4”. Lean and athletic builds are preferred. Casting all ethnicities. Pick two songs from the list online (Link below) and prepare one of your own, should you be asked. Have sheet music in the correct key. Open Casting Call Feb 21 at 10:30AM (sign-in begins at 10 a.m.) at Detroit Opera House (Dance Studio, 526 Broadway St., Detroit MI 48226). Seeking talent from Detroit MI. Have current headshot and resume. Those asked to stay to dance, bring form fitting movement/dance attire. For more info, visit http://norwegiancreativestudios.com/auditions.html

HERSHEYPARK 2019 RESIDENT SUMMER SHOWS – FEB. 24 – HERSHEY - Hersheypark Entertainment with RWS Entertainment Group and Windish Music and Productions is casting performers for Hersheypark. Synopsis: Hersheypark is looking for talented, motivated, and passionate performers, technicians, and musicians with a strong desire to work hard and provide a memorable experience for guests. The 2019 resident shows will be produced by RWS Entertainment Group and Windish Music and Productions in conjunction with Hersheypark Entertainment. Contracts run early/mid-May through late August in Hershey PA. Pay varies. Performers/Musicians: Starting at $535/week. Technicians: Starting at $510/week depending on position and experience. Non-Union. Housing will arranged for those who are not local to Hersheypark. Seeking—Singer-Dancers (Lead): Males & Females, 18+, singer-dancers must register as either a singer or a dancer; choose your strongest talent and register accordingly; singers should prepare two vocal selections of contrasting styles (16 bars each); bring sheet music in the proper key or an edited musical track on a CD; an accompanist will be provided; Beat Boxing skills are a plus; note this on your registration form; singers may be called back to learn a dance combination after the vocal audition, and dancers may be asked to sing; however, not all singers will be asked to dance; Dancer-Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18+, all dancer-singers should be prepared to learn several dance combinations; wear appropriate dance attire and shoes (character heels and flats for women); some may be asked to sing after the dance call; however, not all will be asked to sing; dancer-singers should prepare one vocal selection of your choice that shows your voice off the best (16 bars); bring sheet music in the proper key or an edited musical track on a CD; an accompanist will be provided; Vocalists (Lead): Males & Females, 18+, vocalists should prepare two vocal selections of contrasting styles (16 bars each); bring sheet music in the proper key or an edited musical track on a CD; an accompanist will be provided; Beat Boxing skills are a plus, note on your registration form; vocalists may be called back to learn a dance combination after the vocal audition; however, not all will be asked to dance. Audition by appointment Feb 24, 2019 at The Hershey Theatre (15 E. Caracas Avenue, Hershey PA 17033). Check-in times for “walk-ups” are as follows: Singers and Singer-Dancers - 9AM; Dancer-Singers - 2PM. Seeking talent from Hershey PA. If you plan to attend, pre-register using the registration link: http://www.hersheypark.com/explore-the-park/things-to-do/entertainment/auditions.php. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and/or a high school graduate by the start of rehearsals. You should receive a confirmation email within three business days of your submission. If you do not, contact 717/534-3349. Registration will end at 11:59pm on Monday, Feb. 18. Callbacks will take place as needed later in the day. Plan to stay as late as 5pm. if called back. Come dressed, warmed up, and prepared to audition/interview as soon as you are called. There may be a moderate wait time between your check-in and your actual audition/interview. For more information, visit http://www.hersheypark.com/explore-the-park/things-to-do/entertainment/auditions.php and www.rwsnyc.com.

'AMERICA's HIT PARADE' and 'HAZZARD COUNTY HOEDOWN' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 28 - The Grand Majestic Theater is seeking enthusiastic, strong male and female singers who can sing solos, sing harmonies, and dance/move for productions of America's Hit Parade and Hazzard County Hoedown. Hit Parade is a fun, musical revue of the '50s and '60s featuring top jukebox hit songs of the era; Hazzard County Hoedown is a comedic spoof of "The Dukes of Hazzard," featuring a variety of music: country as well as pop hits from the '80s and '90s. Note: Performers must be able to relocate to East Tennessee for their contract. Productions through December 2019 in Pigeon Forge TN. Term of contract can be discussed. Pays $75-$90/show. Duration of contract: to December 2018. Note: Performers must be able to relocate to East Tennessee for the duration of their contract. Seeking—Leads, Step-Outs, Ensemble: 25-40. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Apply via backstage.com or contact the theater. In your cover letter, include your availability date when you can relocate to Tennessee. Must include headshot, current full-body shot, resume, demo reel, any YouTube clips, and any audio/video of your talent.

OKTOBERFEST, BUSCH GARDENS WILLIAMSBURG – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 1 - Busch Gardens Williamsburg is seeking vibrant, energetic performers for Busch Gardens Williamsburg's collection of world-class productions. Performers of all ethnicity are strongly encouraged to attend. Specifically casting for Oktoberfest. This new show, performed in Das Festhaus ® in the Oktoberfest village, features German music and dances with a modern and new approach. Guests can enjoy a German meal in the large dining hall while being entertained by cultural singers and dancers, along with a band featuring a violinist. Seeking non-union singer-dancers, dancers over the age of 16, with dynamic personalities, who are comfortable with various music/vocal/dance styles and are able to entertain by connecting with the audience. Theme Park, Cruise Ship and Children’s Theatre credits are a plus. Rehearsals begin Mar. 6; runs Mar. 23-Aug. 25 in Williamsburg VA. Pays $14.57/hr. for ensemble roles. Non-union. Seeking—Male Singer-Dancer (Chorus/Ensemble): 16+, dynamic triple theater performers who possess strong vocal and dance technique. Partnering and lift experience a plus. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). For consideration, submit video audition to BGWAuditions@buschgardens.com with a headshot, resume and current contact information. Include a link to a YouTube video meeting the requirements below. Only video link submissions will be accepted. Male Singer-Dancers: Prepare a video submission with two to three short dance selections totaling 90 seconds. Selections should demonstrate your technical, ballet, lyrical, partner and improvisational skills. Remember that we need to see your showmanship in addition to your proficiency with dance. Let your personality shine through! Partnering is a must for this position. Vocal Requirements: Prepare a video of the materials here: https://buschgardensauditions.com/auditions/020619-spring-male-dancer-singer-dancer-video/ (OktoberZest Opener - Track Starts at 1:32; OktoberZest Edelweiss - Track Starts at 0:40). For more audition requirements visit https://buschgardensauditions.com/auditions/020619-spring-male-dancer-singer-dancer-video/

 

 

 

OPERA/CHORUS/VOCAL GROUPS:

UNTITLED OPERA – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 8 - Temple Beth Ami is casting an untitled opera. Project description: "A love story between a young Chinese woman and a Jewish refugee escaping the Holocaust in Harbin, China." Workshopping Mar. 9, 2019, with an eye toward two performances in June 2019, in Rockville MD. No pay. Seeking—Singers: Males & Females, 18+, seeking soprano, mezzo, tenor, baritone, bass singers. Seeking talent from Rockville MD. Apply via backstage.com or contact the temple.

 

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

 

 

 

STAGE SHOWS:

‘NONNA, The MUSICAL’ – JAN. 17 & APR. 1 – MIDDLETOWN NJ - Earthangel Productions is casting Nonna, at Middletown Arts Council two night production of a staged reading. Rehearsals begin Apr. 1 at the Middletown Arts Center; runs Apr. 24-25 at the Middletown Arts Center in Middletown NJ. Pays $100 per cast member, plus a percentage of the door. We will have 398 seats to fill at the theater. Seeking—“Nonna” (Carmela DeAngelo Vega) (Lead): Female, 20-65, soprano; lead character; we see her at 17 and at 50-65; a woman living an unfulfilled life who becomes the Music Director of a small church; her life-story follows the headlines from 1971 to the present; has a strong religious background; started singing as a child; her dreams were of being a Broadway star; learned to play piano; great voice; “Rev. Rose Bennett” (Lead): Female, 20-55, high alto or soprano; Nonna's best friend and the pastor of the Inter-Faith House of Peace; she is in her 30s-40s; gentle and wise New Thought Healing Minister; “Alejandro Vega” (Lead): Male, 20-65, baritone; Nonna’s husband; Cuban descent; speaks with a Spanish accent; stern and strong with a good moral center; “Tommy Smith” (Lead): Male, 20-40, high tenor; Nonna’s lover; orphaned boy grew up in foster care; turns to music for identity and becomes a wonderful guitarist; “Frank Vega” (Supporting): Male, 30-55, baritone; Frank is Nonna's grown son; he is an accountant in NYC, is single and raising his daughter Arianna alone; he advances in age through the story; “Moishe Shapiro” (Supporting): Male, 30-85, bass-baritone; Moishe is a New York Talent Agent who owns Shapiro Productions; he is the comic relief in this production; he owns Shapiro Enterprises, a talent agency for upcoming vocalists and song-writers; he may have a heavy old-time Jewish accent; “Arianna Vega” (Supporting): Female, 18-35, high alto/soprano; Nona’s granddaughter; rebellious; a bit self-centered talented diva with the same dreams of being a singer/songwriter; she is in college and wants to quit and pursue her musical career; plays guitar/sings and is hoping for a career in music; “Rita Lopez” (Supporting): Female, 18-30, soprano; Puerto Rican descent; volunteer who was with Nona when she collapsed; member of Congregation; also member of chorus; “Larry Chin:” Male, 18-35, baritone or tenor; oriental descent; smart, organized, take charge kind of guy; member of Congregation; also member of chorus; Chorus (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-35, must be able to sing/dance well; Young “John” (Supporting): Male, 9-12, Soprano/Tenor - We see John as a child in the hospital scene where he is on crutches; Young “Rita” (Supporting): Female, 8-12, Soprano - She is the younger version of Rita Lopez. We see her in the hospital in bed, unable to breathe until Rev. Rose lays hands on her; Young “Larry” (Supporting): Male, 7-12, Tenor/Baritone - He is in the hospital scene in a wheelchair and sings with Rev. Rose, Nonna and the other two children. Open Casting Call Jan 17 from 2pm-4:30pm (Singers only will send me an audio or video of a performance so I can see where their talents lie) and Apr 1 from 7pm-10pm (Dancers only. I am looking for 3 women and 3 men) in Middletown NJ. Cast must be able to sing/dance and rehearse at the Arts Council three to four nights/week. I can be reached at annemarietheauthor@gmail.com

 

EQUITY, CAPE MAY STAGE 2019 – FEB. 14, 15 & 20 – NYC/CAPE MAY - Cape May Stage is the casting the 2019 season including: Heisenberg (Simon Stephens, writer; Rehearsals begin May 7, 2019; previews May 22; runs May 23-June 21), Sylvia (A. R. Gurney, writer; Rehearsals begin June 11; previews June 26; runs June 27-Aug. 2), Sidekicked (Kim Powers, writer; Rehearsals begin July 23; previews Aug. 7; runs Aug. 8-Sep. 20), The Taming (Lauren Gunderson, writer; Rehearsals begin Sep. 10; previews Sep. 25; runs Sep. 26-Nov. 1), and Murder For Two: Holiday Edition (Joe Kinosian, book-music; Kellen Blair, book-lyrics; Rehearsals begin Oct. 22; previews Nov. 6; runs Nov. 7-Dec. 29). Season rehearses and runs in Cape May NJ. Pays $479/wk. Offering housing, full health and pension benefits, and round-trip transportation from NYC. Equity SPT Tier 6 Contract. Seeking—Equity Actors: 18+. Equity Principal Auditions Feb 14 from 9:30AM-5:30PM and Feb 15 from 9:30AM-5:30PM (lunch 1PM-2PM each day) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., Manhattan NY 10036) and Feb 20 from 1PM-5PM at Cape May Lutheran Church (509 Pittsburg Ave., Cape May NJ 08204). Seeking talent from Manhattan NY; Cape May NJ. For Feb. 14 & 15 EPAs, an Equity Monitor will be provided; EPA procedures are in effect. For Feb. 20 EPA, an Equity Monitor will not be provided; the producer will run all aspects of this audition. Bring a short monologue and a photo and resume, stapled together. For more info, visit www.capemaystage.org.

 

'ONCE UPON A MATTRESS' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 21 - North Shore Light Opera Society is casting the musical, Once Upon a Mattress. Performances run May 16-23, at Presentation House Theatre, in Vancouver, BC. No pay. Seeking—Actor (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18+, must be comfortable singing and dancing. Seeking talent from Vancouver, BC. To apply, submit a short video of you singing and doing a short dance/movement piece via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

EQUITY, 'MEAN GIRLS,' EPA – FEB. 21, 27 & 28 - Mean Girls Musical Productions, LLC. is Equity actor-singers for Mean Girls, the upcoming National Tour. Tina Fey, book; Jeff Richmond, music; Nell Benjamin, lyrics; Rehearsals begin Aug. 19 in NYC; tour begins September 2019. Pays $2095/wk. Equity Production (League) Agreement. Seeking—“Cady Heron:” Female, 18+ to play 17; a new junior at North Shore High School; she is warm, bright, and strong enough to take on The Plastics; looking for a girl with a great voice and good comic timing who can be the emotional heart of our story; Broadway mix with exceptional range; “Janis Sarkisian:” Female, 18+ to play 17; an “Art Freak” and social outcast, Janis is not afraid to be weird or make others uncomfortable; she paints herself as an objective observer, but, like so many of us, she longs to avenge the devastating events of eighth grade; proficiency in an instrument like guitar, ukulele or keyboards would be a plus; Broadway alto with a rock belt; “Damian:” Male, 18+ to play 17; outgoing, gay, an active member of the student activities committee, Damian is a fiercely loyal friend to Janis and they have the close rapport of a comedy team; Damian loves a good show tune almost as much he loves as an unattended box of fundraising candy bars; Broadway tenor; “Regina George:” Female, 18+ to play 17; Regina is the Queen Bee of the Plastics; she is regal, still, and “hot”, but at her most vulnerable moments, she is just a kid in over her head; Broadway rock with an exceptional range; “Gretchen Wieners:” Female, 18+ to play 17; desperate to please Regina and to maintain her position in the Plastics, Gretchen is a nervous wreck; she is a “banker” meaning she befriends people to “bank” their secrets so she can trade them later for her own benefit; traditional Broadway with pop chops; “Karen Smith:” Female, 18+ to play 17; Karen is so physically beautiful that the other parts of her intellect and personality never had to develop; but she is essentially kind, relaxed and a generous laugher; traditional Broadway with pop chops; Mrs. Heron/Ms. Norbury/Mrs. George: Female, 30-50, one actor to play all three roles: Mrs. Heron is Cady’s crunchy, intellectual mom who can’t understand why her daughter is devolving before her eyes; Ms.
Norbury is Cady’s brittle, world-weary Calculus teacher who pushes Cady to be her smartest self; Mrs. George is Regina’s “cool mom"; looking for a great comic actress and singer to distinctly define these three characters; eclectic Broadway vocal mix; “Mr. Duvall:” Male, 30-50, the principal of North Shore High; Nothing prepared him for the harsh realities of out of control junior girls; must be funny and a strong singer; “Aaron:” Male, 18+ to play 18; a cute boy with a good moral compass and a backbone; Broadway and pop tenor; “Kevin Gnappor:” Male, Indian or Pakistani, 18+ to play 17; Kevin is the extremely driven captain of the North Shore Mathletes; he is a confident student, a suave virgin, and a decent rapper; rap skills necessary and traditional Indian singing technique a plus. Equity Principal Auditions Feb 21 from 10AM-6PM (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm), Feb 27 from 10AM-6PM (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm; on the 12th Fl.) and Feb 28 from 10AM-6PM (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm; on the 3rd Fl.) at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., New York City NY 10018). Seeking talent from New York City NY. EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief pop-rock song. Bring sheet music and a photo/resume stapled together. A piano accompanist will be provided.

 

WEATHERVANE PLAYHOUSE's 2019 SUMMER SEASON - FEB. 22 DEADLINE - Weathervane Playhouse is casting the 51st Summer Season including: Aida (Rehearsals begin May 23; runs June 6-15), Vanya And Sonya And Masha And Spike (Rehearsals begin June 6; runs June 20-29), Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical (Rehearsals begin June 20; runs July 4-13), Romance/Romance (Rehearsals begin July 4; runs July 18-27), and Billy Elliot the Musical (Rehearsals begin July 18; runs Aug. 1-10). Weathervane Playhouse is Ohio’s longest running professional summer stock theatre, producing award winning summer productions since 1969. Season runs at Weathervane Playhouse (100 Price Road), in Newark OH (May 23-Aug. 11, 2019). Pays $400-600 per-production stipend, plus housing. Travel is negotiable. Seeking—“Aida” (Lead): Female, 18-25, mezzo-soprano; character in 'Aida'; a 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; “Amneris” (Lead): Female, 18-25, mezzo-soprano; character in 'Aida'; a materialistic Egyptian Princess who is the betrothed of Captain Radames; daughter of the Pharaoh; “Mereb” (Supporting): Male, 18-25, tenor; character in 'Aida'; a young Nubian slave and servant to Radames; he is faithful to his Nubian heritage and befriends Aida upon her arrival to Egypt; “Radames” (Lead): Male, 18-25, tenor; character in 'Aida'; an Egyptian Captain and the son of Zoser; a strong, handsome, adventurous soldier who falls in love with Aida; “Zoser” (Supporting): Male, 35-45, tenor; character in 'Aida'; the manipulative and evil Chief Minister hungry for power; he attempts to poison the Pharaoh and is father to Radames; “Miss Jennifer Honey” (Lead): Female, 25-35, Mezzo-Soprano; character in 'Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical'; a mild, quiet person who never raises her voice and possesses the gift of being adored by children; “Miss Agatha Trunchbull” (Lead): Male, 30-50, baritone; character in 'Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical'; a former Olympic hammer-throwing champion, is now the terrifying, tyrannical headmistress of Crunchem Hall; Miss Trunchbull believes the motto of her school wholeheartedly: “Bambinatum Est Magitum” or “Children are Maggots” and proves it with punishing physical education classes, arbitrary rules (no pigtails), and the menacing “Chokey,” a cell filled with pieces of glass and nails so locked-up students can’t sit or stand; Agatha Trunchbull is the aunt of the lovely teacher Miss Honey, and has robbed her of her inheritance; the role of Miss Trunchbull is played by a man, but should be played seriously as an extreme female character rather than with a winking nod to it being a man in drag; “Mr. Harry Wormwood” (Supporting): Male, 35-45, baritone; character in 'Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical'; a dealer in second-hand cars; "a mean crooked crook"; a prankster and joker; dance: needs to be agile; “Mrs. Zinnia Wormwood” (Supporting): Female, 30-40, mezzo-soprano; character in 'Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical'; mother of Michael and Matilda; she is obsessed with her amateur Ballroom dancing partner and her looks; she never wanted Matilda and thinks she’s a “lousy little work,” and wants to be rid of her; she loves her son, Michael, however; must have strong comedic skills; dance: strong understanding of movement, partnering an asset; Josefine Weninger & Monica (Lead): Female, 25-35, alto/mezzo; characters in 'Romance/Romance' (Two Musical One Acts); Act I: an Edwardian woman used to wanting men for their money; Act II: contemporary woman questioning his love for her husband and her love for her best friend’s husband; Alfred von Wilmers & Sam (Lead): Male, 25-35, tenor; characters in 'Romance/Romance' (Two Musical One Acts); Act I: An Edwardian wealthy young man, tired of women only wanting him for his money; Act II: Contemporary man questioning his love for his wife and his love for his best friend’s wife. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Company states: "We intend to have the 2019 season follow a repertory format for our actors, with rehearsals primarily taking place from 10AM-5PM, and performances in the evenings. All company members are required to participate in all strikes, theatre cleans, and additional duties, as assigned. All digital submissions should be emailed to auditions@weathervaneplayhouse.org. See attached character breakdowns and the accompanying character songs to prepare for your digital submission (please submit full-songs, as uploaded). Note that it is preferred that each actor submit TWO of the suggested character songs (for example: Amneris/"I Know the Truth" and Monica/"How Did I End Up Here"), but submitting one song is acceptable. All submissions should include: (1) headshot; (2) resume; (3) video link of prepared song or songs (YouTube link preferred). Submission deadline: February 22."

 

'A FUNNY THING HAPPENED On The WAY To The FORUM' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 23 - interACT Theatre Productions is casting A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The Forum, a musical. Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, book; Stephen Songheim, music-lyrics; Seeking talent ages 18 and up. Non-traditional casting will be explored as a possibility as well. Rehearsals begin Feb. 20 based on availability; runs May 3-5, 10-12, and 17-19 in Maplewood or South Orange NJ. No pay. Seeking—Prologus/Pseudolus (Lead): Male, 25-50, (A42-A4) An actor who introduces the play, Prologus then changes into the character he plays throughout: Pseudolus, who is a Roman slave, owned by Hero, who seeks to win his freedom by helping his young master win the heart of Philia. Quick-witted, scheming, childlike spirit; “Senex” (Supporting): Male, 45-70, (B2-G4) An older man, still attracted to wine, women, and song, Senex is the perennially henpecked husband; “Domina” (Supporting): Female, (B3-F5) The battle-ax wife of Senex is not only over-bearing and domineering, but proud. Age: 40 to 50; Hero (Lead): Male, 18-30, (B2-G4) The young son of Senex and Domina. He falls in love with Philia and agrees to give Pseudolus his freedom if he can help Hero woo her. Practical, privileged, romantic; “Hysterium” (Supporting): Male, 30-55, (D4-G5) A slave of Senex and Domina, Hysterium is the frantic and frenetic straw boss of all the slaves in the household. Anxious, conservative, loyal. He desperately wants everything to be in order; “Lycus” (Supporting): Male, 40-60, (A3-F5) The owner of the house of Courtesans. Always out to make a profit, but also wants to provide good on what the business offers; “Philia” (Lead): Female, 18-25, (B3-G5) A virgin in the House of Lycus. She is promised to Miles and vows to give him bodily what he has paid for but loves Hero and promises he will always have her heart. Young, pretty, devoted. An archetypal ingénue; “Miles Gloriosus” (Supporting): Male, 25-40, (B3-F5) The archetype of the braggart soldier. A captain in the Roman army to whom Lycus has promised Philia. Commanding, boastful, manly and strong; “Erronius” (Supporting): Male or Female, 50-80, (B2-G4) A befuddled old man/woman who is partially blind and always confused, Erronius spends most of the play bemoaning his/her two children who were kidnapped by pirates years ago; Ensemble Roles (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-30. Seeking talent from Maplewood NJ. Auditions by appointment only. To schedule an audition appointment, visit: http://www.interactproductions.org/forum Prepare a 32 bar selection of an uptempo or comedic song and 32 bar selection of a ballad. Acting portion of the auditions will be by cold reading only. No monologues will be seen at this audition. Prepare for and dress appropriately for a light movement audition.

 

'FOREVER PLAID' – FEB. 23 – GRANBURY - Granbury Theatre Company is casting the musical Forever Plaid. Production runs Mar. 29-Apr. 14, in Granbury TX. Some pay. Seeking—“Francis:” Male, 20-35; “Sparky:” Male, 20-35; “Jinx:” Male, 20-35; “Smudge:” Male, 20-35. Auditions by appointment Feb 23 from 9AM-12NOON at Granbury Opera House (133 E. Pearl Street, Granbury TX 76048). Seeking talent from Granbury TX. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theater. Auditions will include a cold reading from the script. Come prepared with a headshot and résumé. Prepare a clearly marked 16 to 32-bar cut from a song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music; accompaniment will be provided.

'EMMA! A POP MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 24 - Williams Street Rep is casting Emma! A Pop Musical, a musical. Rehearsals begin Feb. 25. Runs Mar. 29-Apr. 20, in Crystal Lake IL. Stipend. Seeking—Actors (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18+. Seeking talent from Crystal Lake IL. Submit video of a one- to two-minute comedic monologue and an uptempo pop song via backstage.com or contact the casting company. Submit dance footage if applicable.

EQUITY, BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 24 - New Hope Productions LLC is casting Equity actors and singers for various roles in the Bucks County Playhouse 2019 season including: Dial M for Murder (Frederick Knott, playwright. Rehearsals begin Apr. 30; runs May 17-June 15), Mamma Mia (Shannon Lewis, choreo. Rehearsals begin June 11; runs June 28-Aug. 3), Always…Patsy Cline (Ted Swindley, playwright. Rehearsals begin July 30; runs Aug. 9-Sep. 1), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Richard O’Brien, book-music-lyrics. Rehearsal and run dates TBD), Once (Enda Walsh, book; Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, music-lyrics; based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney. Rehearsals begin Oct. 22; runs Nov. 8-30) and Ebenezer Scrooge's Big Playhouse Christmas Show (Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen, writers. Rehearsal and run dates TBD). Season rehearses and runs in New Hope PA. Pays $712/wk. Equity COST Tier 1 Agreement. Seeking—All Roles: 18+. For MAMMA MIA - [DONNA] Female, early 40s. The mother of a 20-year-old girl. Attractive and free spirited. Attractive and free-spirited. A former lead singer in a group called "Donna and the Dynamos" who now owns and runs a small taverna on a Greek island. A strong, independent woman who can cut loose and have fun, but also has a vulnerable side. Must move well. Strong pop belter, Alto/Mezzo; [TANYA] Female, early 40s. Donna’s friend and a former singer in the “Dynamos". Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty. Actress who sings. Alto/Mezzo; [ROSIE] Female, 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. Alto/Mezzo; [SOPHIE] Female, early 20s. Donna’s daughter. A very special, lovely 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. Pop Soprano or Alto/Mezzo; [SAM] Male, early 40s. May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming, successful architect. Actor who sings. Bari-tenor; [HARRY] Male, early 40s. 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. High Baritone/Tenor. Proficient acoustic guitar player a plus; [BILL] Male, early 40s. May be Sophie’s father. An Australian 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. High baritone; [SKY] Male, 20s. Sophie’s fiancé. Athletic, attractive has given up his life as a successful young businessman in order to make over Donna¹s tavern and marry Sophie. Should move/dance well. Pop tenor; [ALI] Female, early 20s. Sophie’s friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Impulsive and fun. Should sing and dance very well. Featured ensemble role; [LISA] Female, early 20's. Sophie’s friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Very energetic, playful and kooky. Should sing and dance very well; Featured ensemble role; [PEPPER] Male, 20s. Sky’s friend. Helps run the hotel. Charming, loves women, always flirting. Athletic, attractive and toned. Hot and he knows it. Should sing and dance very well. Acro a plus; Featured ensemble role; [EDDIE] Male, 20s. Another friend of Sky’s and hotel worker. Laid-back, easygoing. Should sing and dance well. Featured ensemble role; for ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE - [PATSY CLINE] Female. Late 20 to mid-30. Dynamic and passionate singer-actress who can embody the legendary country singer in voice and spirit. Should have the ability to deliver her unique musical style and essence. Powerful country singing voice; [LOUISE SEGER] Female. 40s to 60s. A Texas housewife and fan of Patsy Cline. Bossy, determined, gregarious, loves life and people but does not suffer fools, has a no-nonsense attitude and a tremendous heart of gold. Comedic actress and charismatic storyteller with a fantastic sense of humor and a strong personality. Any ethnicity; for THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - [DR. FRANK N FURTER] 20s-40s. A mad scientist transvestite from the planet Transexual in the galaxy of Transylvania. Larger than life, full of sexual energy. High Rock Baritone; [ROCKY] Male 20s, the result of one of the Dr’s experiments: “the perfect man.” Must be in good shape and comfortable with wearing little clothing. Strong Rock Baritone/Tenor; [BRAD] Male, 20s. Quirky, but very much in love with his fiancé, Janet. Overly optimistic at times. Bari-tenor; [JANET] Female, 20s. 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. Emotionally weak and caves into pressure easily. Mezzo Soprano Belt; [MAGENTA] Magenta, 20s-30s. A very strange servant of Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter. Bold and Sexy. Husky Rock Mezzo/Alto; [RIFF RAFF] Male, 20s-40s. Creepy man resembling more of a zombie. Often makes harmless conversation seem awkward and foreboding. One of Frank’s servants. High Rock Tenor; [COLUMBIA] Female, 20s-40s. One of Frank’s servants. Mezzo Soprano Belt; [EDDIE/DR. SCOTT/NARRATOR] Male, 20s-40s. Eddie, delivery man, “went to pieces.” Misses the rock and roll of life. Comes back to life only to die after his solo. Scott is Eddie’s Uncle. The Narrator follows our two hero’s through the story by narrating directly to the audience. Baritone; for ONCE - [GUY] Male, Any Ethnicity, mid 20s–30s. A struggling Irish musician. Lost and a bit sad, but extremely appealing. Works with his Da in a vacuum repair shop. Must sing and play guitar extremely well. Must have a strong Irish accent. Folk-rock baritone; [GIRL] Female, Any Ethnicity, 20s–30s. Czech-born. Direct, intelligent, no nonsense and witty. Works hard and doesn’t want sympathy. Should have something ‘other’ about her. Has had to work hard at life but doesn't think she deserves any sympathy. Must play the piano and sing extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent. Folk-rock mezzo soprano; [EAMON] Male, Any Ethnicity, 20s – late 40s. Irish. The music studio manager where GUY and GIRL record their album. A tough nut to crack but eventually gives into the musician’s talents and shows a passion and appreciation for their music. Must sing and play guitar & piano well. Facility with percussion a plus. Must have a strong Irish accent. Folk-rock baritone. [ANDREJ] Male, Any Ethnicity, 20s. Czech-born. Earnest and kind. It works well if he has a slight build, made slighter by his oversized interview suit. An employee at a fast food chain but has big dreams. Must play guitar & electric bass guitar extremely well. Facility with percussion a plus. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent. Folk-rock baritone; [REZA] Female, Any Ethnicity, 20s–30s. A vivacious, sexy, funny, smart Czech girl with a larger then life attitude. Must sing and play violin/fiddle extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent. Folk-rock soprano; [DA] Male, Any Ethnicity, 50s and up. Guy’s dad, runs a vacuum repair shop. A man of few words, but a lovely and caring father. Must play guitar or ukulele/mandolin well. Must have a strong Irish accent; Folk-rock baritone; [BARUSHKA] Female, Any Ethnicity, Late 40s – 50s. Mother of Girl. A cool but caring Czech mother who likes a full house and full stomachs. Not many inhibitions. Must sing and play the accordion/piano well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent. Folk-rock alto; [BANK MANAGER] Male or female, Any Ethnicity, 30s-40s. Seems quite prim and proper but has a secret passion for music. Must sing and play guitar and cello very well. Must have a strong Irish (Cork) accent. Folk-rock tenor or alto; [SVEJC] Male, Any Ethnicity, 20s-30s, A real odd ball. Loves television and coffee. Must play guitar & drum kit extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent. Folk-rock baritone; [EX-GIRLFRIEND] Female, Any Ethnicity, 20s - Early 30s, Guy’s ex-girlfriend who now lives in New York. Kind, lovely and likeable. Must play violin extremely well. Must have a strong Irish accent. Folk-rock mezzo-soprano; [BILLY] Male, Any Ethnicity, Mid 30s–40s. A large Irish man with a big personality and a heart of gold. Owner of the music store where Girl plays piano. Loud, funny and protective of GIRL but also has a vulnerability. Must sing and play guitar well. Must have a strong Irish accent. Folk-rock baritone; [EMCEE] Male, 20s-40s, Any Ethnicity, The emcee at a bar. A good-natured ball buster. Must sing and play guitar (& piano) extremely well. Must have a strong Irish accent. Folk-rock baritone; [IVANKA] 6-8 year old girl. IVANKA is the sweet natured daughter of Girl. Should be comfortable on stage and have the ability to sing; for EBENEZER SCROOGE'S BIG PLAYHOUSE CHRISTMAS SHOW - Seeking excellent comic transformational actors, comfortable with razor sharp characters, whip fast changes and physical comedy, who are also skilled with a cappella singing. Ideally seeking actors who are proficient with one or more of the following instruments: fiddle/violin, cello, accordion, flute, clarinet, piano, brass (ie tuba), percussion, or any other instrument from the Victorian era. Seeking actors of all races and ethnicities for all roles. Seeking talent from New York City NY. EPA procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. For audition info, visit backstage.com or contact the casting production company. Prepare either 1) a short song, 2) a short monologue, or 3) a one-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song. Prepare material that fits one of the productions for this season. Total audition time not to exceed two minutes. Bring sheet music in the appropriate key (if singing) and a picture/resume, stapled.

EQUITY, IVORYTON PLAYHOUSE FOUNDATION SEASON – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 24 - Ivoryton Playhouse Foundation, Inc. is casting Equity actor-singers for the Foundation Season including: Godspell (Rehearsals begin May 7; runs May 22-June 16), Mamma Mia (Rehearsals begin June 11; runs June 26-July 28) and Cabaret (Rehearsals begin June 23; runs Aug. 7-Sep. 1). Season runs in Ivoryton CT. Pays $500/wk. Equity SPT Agreement. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: Males & Females, 18+. For Godspell - John The Baptist/Judas: Male identifying. 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. Charismatic, in an overt revolutionary way, 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. Sings: "Prepare Ye", "All for the Best", "On the Willows". Baritone E-flat top solo note, should have an E for harmonies; “Nick:” Male identifying. Very high energy. Impish and playful. In the original, he played several musical instruments, including concertina, recorder and guitar. Sings: "We Beseech Thee," Tenor-falsetto high D above staff; “Telly:” Male identifying. Slow but with a great sweetness and innocence about him. Sings "All Good Gifts" Tenor-high A; “George:” Male identifying. The comedian, the class clown. The guy who can do a hundred voices and imitations. Sings: "Light of the World" Baritone, should have an E for harmonies; “Anna Maria:” Female identifying. A bit of a tomboy, but basically open and sweet. Perhaps the youngest of the group. She is the first of the group to commit to following Jesus in the song "Day by Day" Alto or Mezzo; “Lindsay:” Female identifying. The confident one, the show-off. The first one to volunteer, sometimes she jumps in before she really understands what's going on. Sings: "Bless the Lord" Soprano - high A in “Bless the Lord” high C (“violin” note) in “We Beseech Thee”; “Uzo:” Female identifying. The shy one. Sometimes a little slow to get things, but when she does, she commits all the way. Has an "earth mother" kind of warmth to her. Sings: "By My Side" Alto; “Celisse:” The female equivalent of the class clown. Goofy and a cut-up. In the 2012 Broadway revival, she played several instruments, including conga, ukulele and guitar – a plus but not necessary. Sings: "Learn Your Lessons Well" Mezzo; This is an ensemble cast where all characters must sing, dance/move well, and act - playing a musical instrument is a plus, but not a must. The Pit will be on stage during the show and part of the action. Some cast members will be rotating in and out of the pit as needed. Basically, if a character has a solo turn in a particular number, someone else may be accompanying them; for Mamma Mia – “Donna Sheridan:” Female identifying. Late 30’s-early 40’s. Former lead singer of “The Dynamos” and current owner of the Taverna on the Greek island of Kolokairi. She is Sophie’s mother. Strong actress with a strong singing voice. Prepare a selection of one of her songs from the show. Could be “Winner Takes it All,” “Mamma Mia,” or another; “Sophie Sheridan:” Female identifying. Late teens-early 20’s. Donna’s headstrong daughter. Smart, bright, and determined. Seeking a dynamic and vulnerable actress who sings very well. Please prepare a selection from the show. Can be “Under Attack,” “The Name of the Game,” “Lay All Your Love on Me,” or any others; “Tanya Cresham-Leigh:” Female identifying. Mid 30’s-early 40’s. Donna’s friend and former member of the girl group “The Dynamos.” She has married a few millionaires and lives as such. Seeking a strikingly attractive actress with strong comedic timing. A great singer who moves very well. Please prepare a selection from “Does Your Mother Know?”; “Rosie Mulligan:” Female identifying. Late 30’s-early 40’s. Donna’s friend and former member of the girl group “The Dynamos” who visits the island as often as she can. Seeking a strong comic actress who sings very well. She dances like no one is watching. Prepare a selection from “Take a Chance On Me;” “Sam Carmichael:” Male identifying. Late 30’s-early 40’s. One of Sophie’s potential fathers. A wealthy architect who has held regret for leaving Donna 20 years ago. Seeking a strong actor with a great pop/rock singing voice. Please prepare a selection from “S.O.S” or “Knowing Me, Knowing You;” “Harry Bright:” Male identifying. Late 30’s-early 40’s. Another of Sophie’s potential fathers. He is polite but attempting to reignite his spontaneous side. Seeking a strong lyrical singer with a fun nervous comic timing. Guitar playing is a plus. Please prepare a selection from “Thank You for the Music” or “Our Last Summer;" “Bill Austen:” Male identifying. Late 30’s-mid 40’s. Another of Sophie’s potential fathers. Must have an independent and self-reliant energy that gets broken down by Rosie a little bit at a time. Seeking strong comic actor who sings well. Please prepare a pop/rock selection; “Sky:” Male identifying. Late teens-late 20’s. Sophie’s fiancé. A former stockbroker who moved to the island for a change but is now eager for something new. Seeking a strong singer who moves well. Prepare “Lay all your love on me” or a pop/rock selection showing off baritone-tenor range; “Ali:” Any gender identity. Late teens-early 20’s. One of Sophie’s Bridesmaids who has traveled to the island for the wedding. Seeking a strong singer who can move well. Please prepare “Honey, Honey” or a pop/rock selection; “Lisa:” Female Identifying. Late teens-early 20’s. One of Sophie’s Bridesmaids who has traveled to the island for the wedding. Seeking a strong singer who can move well. Please prepare “Honey, Honey” or a pop/rock selection; “Pepper:” Male Identifying. Late teens-late 20’s. A flirty waiter at the Taverna who has a brief romantic encounter with Tanya. He is fun and energetic. Seeking an athletic dancer who can sing. Prepare a pop/rock selection. Tumbling is a plus; “Eddie:” Male Identifying. Late teens-late 20’s. A waiter, boatman, and handy man at the Taverna. A strong singer who dances well. Please prepare a pop/rock selection; for Cabaret – “Sally Bowles:” 20-30, vocal range: low A to high C, soprano, strong belt; a British cabaret singer at the Kit Kat Klub, a quirky character who comes across as flighty, yet at times struggles with knowing the darkness of the reality of her life as a cabaret performer; comfortable with stage movement and light dance; speaks with a British accent; “Clifford (Cliff) Bradshaw:” 25-35, vocal range: low A to high E, tenor; an American novelist and English teacher traveling to Berlin; presented as a closeted gay man exploring his sexuality; comfortable with stage movement and light dance; speaks with an American accent; “Fraulein Schneider:” 50+, vocal range: low D to A-flat above middle C, alto; a landlady who rents rooms in her large flat; comfortable with stage movement and light dance (waltz); speaks with a German accent; “Herr Schultz:” 50+, vocal range: low G to high F, tenor; one of Fraulein Schneider’s roomers and the proprietor of a fruit shop; comfortable with stage movement and light dance; speaks with a German accent; “Fraulein Kost:” 30-45, vocal range: low A-flat to high F, alto/mezzo; another of Fraulein Schneider’s roomers, she earns money by offering favors to sailors, presentation of the character should exhibit a strong sexual comfort and commanding nature; comfortable with stage movement; speaks with a German accent; “Ernst Ludwig:” 20-45, sings in the chorus, vocal range flexible; a friendly and likable German, takes English lessons from Cliff, and smuggles funds for the Nazi party; comfortable with stage movement and light dance (waltz); age range is flexible, speaks with a German accent; Kit Kat Club Girls: 18-35 performers and various featured roles; seeking strong singers in all voice parts; the individuals will also be part of various scenes as performers and as club patrons; should be comfortable with portraying free in gender depictions; features (“Two Ladies,” “Telephone Dance,” etc.) will be drawn from this group; excellent dance skills required; Male Dance Ensemble, 18-34 as Kit Kat Klub waiters and patrons and various features; seeking strong singers in all voice parts; should be comfortable with portraying free in gender depictions; features (Bobby, Victor, “Two Ladies”,” etc.) will be drawn from this group; excellent dance skills required. Seeking talent from Old Saybrook CT. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare a song in the style of the show. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. AEA members can email lizzy@ivorytonplayhouse.org or call 860/767-9520 x207 for an appointment. Theatre’s mailing address: Ivoryton Playhouse, PO Box 458, Ivoryton CT 06442.

'TIME IT IS: TO MUSIC' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 24 - Time It Is: To Music, LLC. is Time It Is: To Music, a new musical based on the award-winning hit off-off-Broadway play; Lissa Moira, book-lyrics-direction; Michael Maricondi, music-lyrics; Synopsis: Time It Is: To Music had a successful workshop production this past December at Theater For the New City. This is a dynamic, a-typical musical with an intricate book and score. We are currently casting for the showcase run of Time It Is: To Music. Rehearses last week of Feb.-end of March (6pm-10pm) at Theater For the New City; runs Apr. 4-28 (Thurs.-Sun., with a Easter/Passover off) at Theater for the New City in NYC. Talent will receive a maximum stipend of $300, according to funds raised. Seeking—“Alizia” (Lead/Understudy): Female, 28-32, a highly intelligent, gifted visual-artist. Striking, great body, sensual, sensitive, sexually free; uncertain about life and love, and even her art, due to a secret that haunts her every waking moment; culturally Jewish; seeking a courageous actress willing to dig deep. Pop/Rock voice with belt; moves well; prepare your most personal song if called to audition; role is cast; seeking understudy or possible future replacement; “Johnny” (Lead/Understudy): Male, 35-45, a traditionally handsome W.A.S.P., with a touch of ruggedness; a smart, creative furniture designer/carpenter, whose pieces are unique enough to be called art; In love with Alizia, but unable to break from the spell of another woman; strong actor; Pop/Rock/Legit voice with range; moves well; prepare your most personal song if called to audition; role is cast; seeking understudy or possible future replacement; “Alex” (Supporting): Male, 28-35, smart, hot, gay African American; witty and insightful artist (both visual and performance); can be outrageous, but has many sides; loves sex, loves life; protective and fiercely loyal friend to Alizia; savvy actor with great comedic timing and depth; Pop/Rock voice; strong mover/dancer preferred; prepare your most fun song if called to audition; “Ginger” (Supporting): Female, 25-40, a stunningly beautiful model type; real estate agent to the rich and elite; social background, sophisticated, elegant, graceful, manipulative, and wily, she uses her sexual powers with ease and finesse to get everything she wants; including Johnny, whom she loves; she is aware of the cruelty within her—and does, to some extent, struggle against it; seeking a strong, versatile actress; contemporary Musical Theatre voice; moves well; prepare your sexiest song if called to audition; “David” (Supporting/Understudy): Male, 25-35, fine-looking, not necessarily traditionally handsome, quirky and very, very honest; visual artist and musician (guitar or piano); loves mind expanding drugs, weed, and psychedelics; unique mind, poetic and truly non-traditional; sees into the heads and hearts of people; loves love and sex; values art and artists; sees beyond himself and falls for Alizia; actor with good comedic skills; Pop/Rock/Folk voice; decent mover; guitar or Piano playing skills a plus; prepare your most honest song if called to audition; if you play an instrument, you may accompany yourself; role is cast; seeking understudy or possible future replacement; “Diamanté” (Supporting/Understudy): Male, 40-55, a Spanish aristocrat and art-lover; powerful art critic and collector; highly sophisticated creature of the world; opinionated, extremely knowledgeable about art and life; genuinely reveres art which keeps him from becoming jaded; philosophical; can be kind and caring; legit voice; Spanish/European accent a plus; prepare your most cultured song if called to audition; role is cast; seeking understudy or possible future replacement; “Donny” (Supporting/Understudy): Male, 20-30, gay, absolutely adorable, smarter than he lets on, out for whatever he can get—but makes no bones about it; he even advertises himself as such; playful, fun, doesn't know what he'll be when he grows up and doesn't care, at the moment; very sexual; Pop/Rock/Legit tenor; moves well; prepare your most commercial song if called to audition; you may accompany yourself on the guitar if this is part of your skill set; role is cast; seeking understudy or possible future replacement; Non-Union Dancers Who Sing (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 20-35, nonunion/EMC dancers who sing and act; seeking skilled dancers who sing and can act with their bodies and faces; the dancers will become the art and much more; dancers will also be featured in songs and talents will be showcased; contemporary or modern experience is a plus, as are acrobatics and yoga; include a video reel of your dancing, if possible; prepare 16 bars of the song you are most excited to sing if called to audition. Seeking talent from Brooklyn, New York, Jersey City NJ. Include availability as well as video or audio clips/reels/website links in your cover letter (especially for dancers). We are seeking a dynamic ensemble of performers to bring life to this exciting new work. Do feel free to submit to roles that are cast; we may call you in for an audition for the role for which you’ve submitted or another role for which you might be a good fit. We are open to submissions from outside of the NYC area, but production will not provide travel or housing stipend. Talent must be able to get to rehearsals and performances by their own means. All talent and personnel will be asked to be involved in the fundraising push for the show which will include social media posts and possible short performances of show excerpts around the NYC area. Any and all video/audio from these events will be made available to performers for use on their sites and for personal promotion with proper credit to writers/creators. For more information, visit Facebook.com/timeitis2music.

'AIDA' - FEB. 24 DEADLINE - Axelrod Performing Arts Center is casting Equity actor-singers for three roles in Aida. Tim Rice and Elton John, writers; Rehearsals begin May 13, 2019; runs May 31-June 16 in Deal Park NJ. Pays $600+/wk. Equity Guest Artist Contract. Seeking—“Aida” (Lead): Female, 18-32, any ethnicity; an actress who exudes the confidence and strength of today's woman; a powerful lyrical voice; “Radames” (Lead): Male, 18-32, any ethnicity; a young sexy actor with a solid rock-and-roll sound, filled with energy and enthusiasm, who wants to take over the world; must be able to show his human, vulnerable side; “Amneris” (Lead): Female, 18-32, any ethnicity; actress with a super powerful rock voice, capable of playing archetype and human; a woman who is also childlike. Audition by appointment Feb 25 from 12NOON-6PM at 244 Rehearsal Studios (244 W 54th St., New York City NY 10019). If offered an appointment, please prepare an uptempo rock song; bring clothes to move for callback later in afternoon; be prepared to sing/read from the show. Seeking talent from New York City NY. Submit resume and headshot to axelrod.auditons@gmail.com; vocal reel a plus. If given an appointment, prepare a pop song/rock song, plus bring book. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 24.

'SILUETA' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 25 - Passage Theatre & Power Street Theatre Company is casting a workshop of Silueta, a new musical inspired by the life and work of Cuban-American performance artist, Ana Mendieta. Aleksandra Weil, composer; Eloise Govedare, lyricist; Erlina Ortiz, book writer; Synopsis: 'Silueta' follows the unlikely friendship of two women who were ripped from their roots and planted in New York City. Quiet, conservative Xiomara and eccentric activist Ishtar aren't a roommate match made in heaven. But in 2016, as the Cuba embargo lifts and anti-immigrant sentiment boils over, nothing is as it seems. Plagued by the ghosts of their pasts, Xiomara and Ishtar struggle to find meaning, laughter, and family away from home. Workshop runs Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 2019 at the Mill Hill Playhouse in Trenton NJ. Pays $11/hour, or $275 for the workshop, plus transportation. Staged Reading Contract. Seeking—“Sami” (Lead): Male, 18-23, Syrian-American; vocal quality: pop tenor; experience with Arabic vocal tradition a huge plus; range: C3-A6; Sami is full of teenage angst multiplied by the unspeakable horror of deadly war; he has a deep darkness in his eyes, but we still see the ways in which he is still a boy, still learning, and trying like everyone else to belong somewhere and feel safe. Seeking talent from Trenton NJ; Manhattan NY; Philadelphia PA. For an appointment, email headshot and resume to castingatpassage@gmail.com.

EQUITY, IMAGINATION STAGE, 2019-20 SEASON – FEB. 25 – BETHESDA - Imagination Stage is seeking adult Equity actors (ages 18+) for the 2019-20 season including: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a play with puppets (Rehearsals begin Sep. 9, 2019; tech begins Sep. 20; runs Sep. 25-Oct. 27); The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, a dance musical (Rehearsals begin Oct. 28; tech begins Nov. 15; runs Nov. 20-Jan. 12, 2020); Thumbelina (In repertory with Zomo the Rabbit. Rehearsals begin Dec. 30; tech Feb. 11, 2020; runs Feb. 14-Apr. 5); Zomo the Rabbit: A Hip Hop Creation Myth, a musical (In repertory with Thumbelina. Rehearsals begin Dec. 30; tech begins Jan. 31, 2020; runs Feb. 5-Mar. 29); The Vanishing Elephant, a play with puppets (Rehearsals begin Apr. 6, 2020; tech begins Apr. 24; runs Apr. 29-May 31); and Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, a Rock ‘n Roll musical (Mo Willems, book as source. Rehearsals begin June 1, 2020; tech begins June 19; runs June 24-Aug. 9). Season rehearses and runs in Bethesda MD. Pays $512.25/wk. Equity TYA Contract. Seeking—Equity Actors: Males & Females, 18+, of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. Looking specifically for strong singers and dancers as our season includes a number of Musicals. For - The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, a dance musical – “Peter:” male, tenor, The oldest of the Pevensie children, a natural leader and protective older brother. Actor-singer-dancer; “Susan:” female, mezzo, The second-oldest sibling; practical, nurturing, and patient. Actor-singer-dancer; “Edmund:” male, tenor, The second-youngest sibling; hotheaded, with a taste for Turkish delight and a need to prove himself. Actor-singer-dancer; “Lucy:” female, soprano, the youngest Pevensie; generous, open, and imaginative. The first to discover Narnia. Actor-singer-dancer; Man 1: male, baritone, the Warden, the Professor (owner of the house where the Pevensie children shelter from the London bombings), Mr. Beaver, and the voice and head of Aslan (puppet), protector of Narnia; “Mrs. Beaver:” female, mezzo, nurturing and welcoming resident of Narnia. Helps the children defeat the White Witch, Actor-singer-dancer; Dancer 1: male, Mr. Tumnus, the Narnian faun who befriends Lucy, as well as an Elf; Dancer 2: any gender, Maugrim, wolf of the White Witch; Dancer 3: female, soprano, Mother, Mrs. Macready, and the evil White Witch. Strong dancer-actor-singer; Dancer 4: any gender, a servant, tree, ghoul, and other various residents of Narnia; Puppeteer 1: any gender, operates a clock, Aslan, sleds, robin, mice, etc. Puppeteer 2: any gender, operates a knight, Aslan, sleds, robin, mice, etc. Equity Principal Audition Feb 25 from 12NOON-4PM at Imagination Stage (4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda MD 20814). Seeking talent from Bethesda MD. Auditioners should sign in at a table in the Main Gallery. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For an audition appointment, email audition@imaginationstage.org, including any time conflicts or preferences. Prepare a 90 second monologue and 16 bars of an up-tempo song. If you plan on singing, please bring sheet music in the appropriate key as an accompanist will be provided. Please note that although we are a Theater for Young Audiences, your material does not need to be from a children's show.

EQUITY, 'RAGTIME' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 26 – WINCHESTER - Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre is casting principal roles for a summer stock production of Ragtime. Rehearses June 12-27 on the campus of Shenandoah University in Winchester VA; runs June 27-July 7 in Winchester VA. Equity Guest Artist Tier III Contract. Nonunion competitive offer. Seeking—“Coalhouse Walker, Jr.” (Lead): Male, 25-40, a proud and talented pianist. He is sophisticated, with a romantic demeanor and gentle heart though an intimidating build. African-American. Male. 25-35. Vocal range top: A4. Vocal range bottom: G2; “Booker T. Washington” (Supporting): Male, 30-50, incredibly intelligent social activist. He is an eloquent and articulate gentleman with no patience for Black Americans leading less than exemplary lives. Male. 45-55. Vocal range top: E-flat4; “Emma Goldman” (Supporting): Female, 30-45, social activist. With an unapologetically demanding presence, she is a leader and powerful woman. Russian-American. Female. 35-45. Vocal range top: D5. Vocal range bottom: B3; “Sarah” (Lead): Female, 22-30, washwoman. Sarah is beautiful and filled with a strong will to live fueled by an innocent spirit. Falls deeply in love with Coalhouse after much resistance. African-American. Female. 20-25. Vocal range top: F-sharp5. Vocal range bottom: G-sharp3; “Tateh” (Lead): Male, 30-45, the haggard artist and father. He wears the trials and tribulations of his past on his sleeve but remains optimistic. Full of genuine drive and heart. Latvian-American. Male. 35-45. Vocal range top: F-sharp4. Vocal range bottom: B-flat2; Mother (Lead): Female, 30-40, the consummate wife and mother. A kind woman with incredible moral fiber. Refined, intelligent, and graceful. She is accepting of others. Female. 30-40. Vocal range top: F-sharp5. Vocal range bottom: G3; Father (Lead): Male, 30-45, Mother's professionally successful husband. Fancying himself an amateur explorer, he is commanding and attractive. Enjoys being the family breadwinner. Male. 30-45. Vocal range top: F4. Vocal range bottom: A2. Seeking talent from Winchester VA. Apply via backstage.com or contact the theatre program. Submissions will be accepted through March 8, callbacks will be held in NYC March 14 or accepted via video.

'MAMMA MIA' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 27 - Oregon Cabaret Theatre is casting the musical, Mamma Mia. Project description: "This smash hit musical, featuring the music of ABBA, tells the story of a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father on the eve of her wedding." Performances run June 6-Aug. 18, in Ashland OR. Professional pay. Equity Dinner Theatre Artist Agreement. Seeking—“Donna” (Lead): Female, 38-45, mezzo soprano with incredible belt, must move very well, Sophie's mother, a woman with an adventurous and rock in roll spirit caught in adult circumstances, having Sophie at a young age she gave up her budding music career to run a hotel in the Greek islands, when her daughter gets married she is reminded of her past as it shows up to celebrate, energetic, dynamic, and strong, must be a triple threat with an outstanding pop belt. Seeking talent from Portland OR; Seattle WA; Ashland OR. For an audition appointment, email headshot and résumé via backstage.com or to the theatre.

'The YEOMEN Of The GUARD' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 27 - Mock's Crest Productions is casting the show, The Yeomen of the Guard. Project description: "Mock's Crest Productions has been playing for over 20 years, and it's repertoire is predominantly the comic operas of Gilbert & Sullivan, with occasional performances of other works." Performances run in Portland OR. Some pay. Seeking—All Roles (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from Portland OR. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the casting company. You should prepare to sing a song from light opera, American musical theater or equivalent repertoire, preferably in English and with an emphasis on character. It's always good to have a contrasting song in readiness, also. You may be asked to prepare/read a side. Auditionees wishing to be considered for lead roles should prepare a monologue. An accompanist is provided.

EQUITY, 'SHE LOVES ME' – FEB. 27 - Peterborough Players Inc. is casting Equity singer-dancers for the ensemble of She Loves Me. Joe Masteroff, book; Jerry Bock, music; Sheldon Harnick, lyrics; All chorus members must be able to sing and dance. Rehearsals begin July 18; runs July 31-Aug. 11 in Peterborough NH. Pays $613/wk. Equity CORST Contract. Seeking—Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+. Equity Chorus Calls Feb 27 at 9:30AM for Equity female singers & 2PM for Equity male singers at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., Manhattan NY 10036). Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. ECC procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Singers: Prepare at least 16 bars of a song. Bring picture and resume.

'JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 28 - Artists In Progress Theatre Company is casting singers, dancers, and actors of all ages for all lead and ensemble roles in Jesus Christ Superstar. Rehearses in Feb.-Mar. 2019; runs weekends in April in San Antonio TX. No pay. Non-Equity. Seeking—Leads/Ensemble: Males & Females, 14-70, Bilingual Spanish-English speakers a plus, but not necessary; JUDAS: Male 20s-30s. Jesus’ strategic confidante, dedicated, passionate, conflicted, unshakably practical, torn between an aggressive sense of self-preservation and the ideals of Jesus’ religious movement; rock tenor-low D to high E. Any ethnicity; JESUS: Male 20s-30s. As much a pop culture idol as a religious leader, driven, charismatic, attractive, sincere, has a greater understanding of the dangers and matters at hand than any of his followers; rock tenor-low B-flat to high E. Any ethnicity; MARY MAGDALENE: Female 20s-30s. Struggles with aligning her worldly past with Jesus’ message, hopeful, steadfast, fragile, sweet with an edge; folk mezzo-low G-sharp to B. Any ethnicity; PONTIUS PILATE: Male 30s-40s. Roman Governor, calculated, thoughtful, adept at handling pressure, not quick to use the gravity of his power; rock bari-tenor, low A to B-flat. Any ethnicity; CAIPHAS: Male 30s-50s. High Priest of the Pharisees, at the top of a crumbling system and violently resistant to conceding his place, cold, severe, strategic; bass, low C to middle F. Any ethnicity; ANNAS: Male 20s-40s. The right-hand man to Caiphas. Calculating and slithering. High rock tenor. Any ethnicity; SIMON: Male 20s-30s. Particularly enthusiastic supporter of the anarchist aspect of Jesus’ mission, reckless, extreme, ready for an uprising; rock tenor. Any ethnicity; KING HEROD: Male 30s-50s. King of Galilee responsible for determining the fate of its Jewish captives, corrupt, condescending, decadent, charming with a sneer; bari-tenor, low B to high B. Any ethnicity; PETER: Male late teens-20s. A loyal follower of Jesus. Innocent and soft-spoken. Any ethnicity; ENSEMBLE: Male/Female 15-50s Either singers who are at home in pop/rock stylings, who can move well or dancers. Any ethnicity. Seeking talent from San Antonio TX. All actors can bring a current headshot (or recent photo) and one-page acting resume or list of theater/performing experience if you have these (not necessary). Email info@artistsinprogress.org to schedule specific audition times. We are open to video auditions as well. Prepare a short selection (no longer than 16 bars or one minute) from Jesus Christ Superstar. Bring sheet music with your cut marked (we will also have a copy of the score available; have your start and stop points chosen). If you would like to audition as a dancer only, bring a one-minute prepared piece that shows off your dance style that would fit in the Jesus Christ Superstar musical style. Also be prepared to learn a dance to perform to audition as well.

 

KIDS/TEENS, ‘IN THE HEIGHTS’ – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 28 - Open Hydrant Youth Theater Company is casting talent ages 14-18 for an Open Hydrant Youth Theater Company production of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes' In The Heights. Rehearses every Sunday (2:30PM-7:30PM); performs May 3-5, 2019 in the Bronx NY. No Pay. No fee to participate. Nonunion. Seeking—Leads; Ensemble (Supporting): Males & Females, 10-18, the locals of Washington Heights. Singing and dancing required. Seeking talent from Bronx, New York, Queens, Brooklyn, Westchester County NY. Future auditions on date(s) TBD. For info, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

'RAGTIME' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 28 - Open Stage of Harrisburg is casting creative nonunion actor-singers who are good team players for various African-American roles in Ragtime, the musical, with book by Terrance McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, based on the novel "Ragtime” by E.L. Doctorow. Synopsis: It’s the dawn of the 20th century in New York...a time of enormous change, of new ideas, and everyone is moving to the music of Ragtime. This epic Tony Award-winning musical depicts the struggles, successes, hopes and dreams of three families: an upper-middle-class family in New Rochelle, an African-American family from Harlem, and a poor family of Jewish immigrants on the Lower East Side. Open Stage of Harrisburg is scaling down this originally massive musical into an intimate, storytelling production with a small cast who will work together to tell the story. Rehearses Apr. 17-May 24; performs May 25-June 16 (with poss. ext. to June 30), all at Open Stage, 5 North Court St., Downtown Harrisburg, PA. Pays: $275/wk. Housing and transportation can be provided. Seeking—“Coalhouse Walker, Jr.” (Lead): Male, 25-35, a proud and talented pianist. He is sophisticated, with a romantic demeanor and gentle heart though an intimidating build. African-American. Vocal range top: A4. Vocal range bottom: G2. Actor should be able to play piano. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Apply via backstage.com or contact Open Stage of Harrisburg.

 

PICKLEVILLE PLAYHOUSE SUMMER STOCK MUSICALS – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 1 - Pickleville Playhouse is casting the 2019 season including: Disney's The Little Mermaid and an original modern musical melodrama, Shootout at Shadow Mountain. For more info, see www.picklevilleplayhouse.com. Rehearsals begin on May 6; performs May 24-Sep. 7 at Pickleville Playhouse in Bear Lake UT. Pays: $50-55 per performance; 126 performances currently scheduled. Coordinator states: "Extremely affordable housing in Bear Lake will be arranged for all cast members who are interested. Pickleville cast members have established a solid reputation with many daytime employers in the Bear Lake area (resorts, restaurants, stores, rental locations etc). These daytime jobs are abundant and easy to secure. The necessary help will be given to those interested." Seeking—Various Roles: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). See https://pickleville.webflow.io/auditions for complete details including video audition instructions. Additional shows will likely be added according to demand during the season. Some roles will be double cast. Coordinator states: "We do everything we can to provide a positive, professional, family-friendly experience for our patrons and cast family members."

EQUITY, MARRIOTT THEATRE 2019 SEASON – MAR. 1 & 5 – CHICAGO - Marriott Theatre is casting local (must have housing in the Chicagoland area), non-union actors for the upcoming 2019 season including: Darling Grenadine, Junie B. Jones (TYA) and Madagascar (TYA) and Oliver! Season runs in Lincolnshire IL. Seeking—Local Non-Union Actors: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Audition Mar 1 from 10AM-6PM, Mar 4 from 10AM-6PM and Mar 5 from 10AM-6PM at Stage 773 (225 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago IL 60657). Seeking talent from Chicago IL. For an audition appointment, character descriptions, and more info, visit MarriottTheatre.com/auditions. Signup link will be active beginning Feb. 22 at 10AM. Bring one 16 bar song (equivalent to one minute) and a second contrasting selection in case the artistic team needs to hear more. Bring music in your key and an updated headshot and resume. An accompanist will be provided. Note: All ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition. No performers under 18 are being seen at this time.

'ZORRO The MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 2 - Artisan Center Theater is casting Zorro the Musical. Stephen Clark, books-lyrics; The Gipsy Kings, music; Stephen Clark and Helen Edmundson, original story; John Cameron, co-composer-adaptation; Synopsis: This legendary story of good versus evil has been a source of enduring fascination and has been the subject of a best-selling novel by producer Isabel Allende and several major motion pictures. "Zorro the Musical" retells the dramatic tale of a romantic hero with spectacular sword-fighting and incredible magic – all set to the famous red-hot Gipsy King beat, brought to the stage with the authentic colors of traditional flamenco. Most parts are double cast to accommodate scheduling. Rehearsals begin Feb. 25 (Mon.-Fri., 7pm-10pm; Sat. 9am-5pm. Full cast will not be called for every rehearsal.) Show runs Apr. 12-May 11 (Mon., Tues., and Thurs.-Sat. at 7:30pm, with Sat. 3pm matinees beginning Apr. 20) in Hurst, TX. Seeking—Various Roles: Males & Females, 18+; Diego De La Vega: Male. Lead. Play 22 – 30. A charismatic, charming, performer. Destined to be the Alcalde of Los Angeles but runs away from the academy in Spain. He comes back to Los Angeles when encouraged by Luisa. He opposes the cruel actions of his brother Ramon and becomes Zorro to fight for justice. Stage combat experience a plus; Ramon De La Vega: Male. Lead. Play 24 – 34. Diego's elder brother and self-appointed leader of Los Angeles after his father dies. Does not listen or care for the people and enjoys the power of leadership; Luisa: Female. Lead. Play 20-28. A strong woman who is committed to help the citizens of Los Angeles. Childhood friend to Diego. She searches for him in Spain when his father dies; Sergeant Garcia: Male. Supporting. Play 20-48. Ramon's sergeant. Clumsy comic relief. This reluctant soldier is pushed around by Ramon; Alejandro De La Vega: Male. Featured. Play 38-60. Alcalde of Los Angeles. A good and just leader. Diego and Ramon's father; Eduardo, Jorge, Ignacio: Male. Supporting. Any age. Peasants of Los Angeles. They are paying the price of Ramon's cruel leadership; Teniente Gonzales: Male. Any age. Soldier to Ramon. Cruel to the citizens of Los Angeles; Padre: Male. Any age. The priest of Los Angeles. Kind, gentle and meek; Elena: Female. Any age. A peasant of Los Angeles that craves for Liberty. Wife to Ignacio; Arabella: Female. Any age. A peasant of Los Angeles that craves for Liberty. Wife to Ramon; Young Ramon: Male. Featured. 13-year-old. A lonely boy who dreams of adventure. Singing role; Young Diego: Male. Featured. 12-year-old. Best friends with Young Luisa. Loves to play like a sword fighter. Seeking talent from Hurst TX. Vocal auditions are by appointment. Copy the following link into your browser and then make an appointment: http://www.meetme.so/ArtisanCenterTheater. Please choose 16 bars of a song in the style of the show that will best display your vocal ability and come prepared to sing with your sheet music cut and marked and in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided so accompaniment CDs or phone recordings may not be used. Bring a headshot/resume and your completed audition info found at http://artisanct.com/auditions. The dance audition will be immediately following the vocal audition. Actors will learn and perform a dance combination, so please bring clothes you are comfortable dancing in and appropriate dance shoes. Be warmed up and ready to dance. If asked to return for a call back, expect to read from the script and possibly learn/sing a song from the show. Actors will be given six complimentary vouchers to be used during the first four performances, a season ticket (valid for one year) to be used during the first week of Main Stage productions, a show t-shirt, and access to digital production photos.

'BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 2 - Seattle Musical Theatre is casting the musical, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Project description: "Based on the true story of a legendary brothel that operated from the 1840s to 1973." Performances run May 17-June 9, in Seattle WA. Pays $250. Seeking—All Roles (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from Seattle WA. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the theater. Bring sheet music for song and prepare a short monologue.

EQUITY, 'GUTENBERG! The MUSICAL!' – MAR. 2 – FORT WORTH - Amphibian Stage Productions is casting Gutenberg! The Musical! Project description: "Gutenberg! The Musical! is written by Scott Brown and Anthony King. Brown and King developed the show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City. Doug and Bud have written an exciting new show (about the invention of the printing press) and they want to present it for the first time. With any luck, they will be taking their show to Broadway!" Rehearsals begin June 18, 2019; runs July 12-Aug. 18 (Thurs.-Sat., 8pm & Sun. at 2pm). Due to small cast size, weekday rehearsal schedule will be created in consultation with the actors' availability. Weekend rehearsals will take place during the day in Fort Worth, TX. Pays $344/wk. Equity SPT Contract. Seeking—“Doug Simon:” Male, 20-39, an innocent. He's a naïve, utterly sincere and earnest man who never met a cause he wasn't passionate about; “Bud Davenport:” Male, 20-39, an innocent. He's eager to please and thrives on approval. Equity Principal Audition Mar 2 from 12NOON-8PM at Amphibian Stage Productions (120 S Main St., Fort Worth TX 76104). Seeking talent from Fort Worth, TX. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For consideration email info@amphibianstage.com with 'your full name Guttenberg" in the subject line and attach a single PDF with headshot and resume. Prepare a one-minute comedic monologue and 30 to 60 seconds of a song from a musical. Comic songs or serious songs done comically are recommended. An accompanist will be provided at auditions and callbacks. Callbacks Mar. 3.

OCEAN CITY THEATRE COMPANY – MAR. 3 & 11 – OCEAN CITY/NYC - Greater Ocean City Theatre Company is seeking talent for OCTC's 2019 Summer Broadway Series with the Ocean City POPS. Season consists of Mamma Mia! (July 9-12) and Newsies (Aug. 6-9). The 2019 Children's Theatre Series will feature "Schoolhouse Rock Live!," Elephant and Piggie's "We Are In A Play!", "Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical," "Stellaluna The Musical," and "How I Became a Pirate." Performers with local housing are encouraged to audition but cast/crew housing is available. Contracts are on a show-by-show basis. Season rehearses and runs in Ocean City NJ. Seeking—Summer Season: 18+. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Auditions by appointment in Ocean City NJ March 3 and in New York City on March 11. To obtain an audition appointment, visit the casting page of oceancitytheatrecompany.com

 

POST PLAYHOUSE – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 20 - Post Playhouse is casting Disney's Mary Poppins, Sister Act, A Year With Frog and Toad, Little Shop of Horrors and The Music Man. The Post Playhouse is a professional summer stock theatre located on Fort Robinson State Park in the NW corner of Nebraska on the borders of Wyoming and South Dakota. Theatre states: "We produce 5 musicals in rotating rep for a 14-week season. Each actor hired will perform in 4 of the 5 shows. For more information please visit www.postplayhouse.com." Rehearsals begin May 13; runs May 31-Aug. 18; once all the shows are up and running, 7-11 shows will be performed per week (no actor will be in all of those performances); one week where some actors will be in 10 performances--all other weeks are less than that.; all actors perform tracks that include 4 of the 5 shows. Pays: $250-$300/wk for a 14-week season, DOE. Seeking—All Roles for 5 Show Rep (Lead): Males & Females, 18+, plays four shows in a five how rep season ranging from lead to ensemble. Seeking talent from Crawford NE; New York NY; Chicago IL. Submit headshot, resume and video link. Based on these submissions - appointments will be made for New York auditions Mar. 20-21, and Chicago auditions Feb. 2. All auditions will be by appointment only. Video submissions from actors on tour are accepted. Bring a standard 32-bar cut and a pop/contemporary 32-bar cut. References will be checked.

 

KIDS, ‘The PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH Jr.’ – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 31 - Open Hydrant Youth Theater Company is casting talent ages 8-13 for an Open Hydrant Youth Theater Company production of the youth musical The Phantom Tollbooth Jr. The role of Milo has been cast. Rehearses every Sunday (2:30PM-6:30PM); performs first weekend of June at The Point CDC in the Bronx NY. No Pay. No fee to participate. Nonunion. Seeking—Demons (Lead): Males & Females, 6-13, dark and scary entities that persuade Milo into not doing anything. They are sinister and love to be in control. Should all be good physical actors with strong acting skills and terrifying, evil laughs. Vocal range: B3-D5; The Tollbooth (Lead): Male or Female, 8-13, the perfect role for an excellent singer who has solid musical skills. The role can be performed equally successfully by a male or female performer. Select a performer who has a powerful and confident voice. The role is usually performed offstage and unseen by the audience, but it does have two large feature moments in the show. This is a great place to feature a student who is studying opera. Vocal range: B3-D5; Whether Man (Lead): Male, 8-13, an eccentric individual not to be confused with a "weather man." This is a great part for an actor with good physical comedy chops. Vocal range: B3-C5; “Tock” (Lead): Male or Female, 8-13, an extremely energetic, lovable dog with an alarm clock in his/her belly. A very physical actor comfortable crawling and sliding across the floor on his/her knees. Should also have a solid voice and a strong ability to focus onstage. Vocal range: B-flat3 to D5; “Azaz” (Supporting): Male, 8-13, the king of words. While he deeply misses the Princesses, he doesn't want to work with his brother, the Mathemagician, to save them. An actor with a classic "king" presence and strong acting chops. Vocal range: D4-D5; Mathemagician (Supporting): Male, 8-13, the king of numbers. Much like Azaz, he secretly misses the Princesses but refuses to save them with his brother. This is a great part for an energetic actor with a good sense of rhythm and comedic timing. Vocal range: B-flat3 to D5; Rhyme & Reason (Supporting): Female, 8-13, the Princesses banished to the Castle in the Air. They are great classic ingenue roles and require actresses with strong voices. Vocal range: B-flat3 to D-flat5; Vendors: Adjective, Noun, Pronoun, Adverb, Verb Sellers (Supporting): Males & Females, 8-13, marketplace sellers of all types of words in Dictionopolis. These are great roles to feature your ensemble members with solo singing, and they require excellent character work. Nonspeaking roles. Vocal range: D4-D5; Miners (Supporting): Males & Females, 8-13, the subjects of Digitopolis. Great physical comedy roles. Ensemble members who aren't afraid to be ridiculously silly on stage. Vocal range: G3-A4. Seeking talent from Bronx, New York, Queens, Brooklyn, Westchester County NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the theater company. Future auditions on date(s) TBD.

 

‘TAKE ME To The WATER’ – MAR. 31 – BROOKLYN - Kizzy’s Playhouse is casting Take Me To The Water, an original, musical play. Synopsis: Take Me To The Water is based on a young lady (lead role, and others pre-cast from company) who grew up in a church centric environment, but after maturing, she wants to know the world for herself. She goes out To explore and falls apart, questioning everything she knew. With the support of new friends and spiritual, she pieces her life back together from the mess she got herself into and returns home to the church with a new crowd. Rehearses Sundays 6PM-9PM (script/characters) as well as Thursday evenings (music); runs end of July for three performances and one invited dress in Brooklyn NY. Note: We are a small playhouse working with love and aspirations, so we can only afford a stipend of $200 as well as a meal and waters at every rehearsal. Seeking—“Rod” (Supporting): Male, 25-30, z player type; well dressed, outgoing, and social; must be confident in singing abilities; “Marge” (Supporting): Female, 45-50, dedicated church goer; cheerful and chatty, but also self-centered; must be a confident singer. Audition by Appointment Mar 31 from 6PM-8PM at Alliance of Resident Theatres (South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn NY 11217; btwn Atlantic Ave. & Fulton St.; phone 718/398-3078). Seeking talent from Brooklyn NY. If we contact you for an audition, we hold auditions in the building that the rehearsals and performances will be held (I posted it below), in a different room. When you get to the entrance someone in the office will direct you when you mention “Kizzy”. Just bring yourself and a good attitude! Be prepared to read from the script and sing. There is a strict rule about missing rehearsals: no more than three.

 

 

 

COMPANIES:

LYRICIST LOFT PRODUCTIONS, PERMANENT ARTIST – JAN. 19 & MAR. 16 – CHICAGO - Lyricist Loft Productions is casting a permanent artist to work with Lyricist Loft Productions (LLP), a Chicago-based growing entertainment company. Entertainers who are interested in becoming full-time members will have regular performance opportunities through cabaret styled showcases, galas, and one expo/conference performance during the active season. Actors who work without LLP will have the opportunity to perform in 2-3 plays throughout the year and the yearly LLP Haunted House. Performers may also partake in the LLP Podcast, YouTube, and regular interviews and panels. Events take place in Chicago IL. No pay. Seeking—All Entertainment Types: 18+. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. Auditions Jan. 19 & Mar. 16 in Chicago IL.

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

COMPETITIONS:

'CELEBRATION Of MUSIC' – LOUISIANA - NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 1 - Sun and Sky Entertainment is casting contestants for Celebration Of Music. Coordinator states: "This is a television program that shares music and arts with the local community and there is no fee to enter, participate or be a part of this program. We are looking for all musical acts/genres (bands, soloists, duets, choirs, instrumentals, a cappella, and even dancers) to audition for our show. The final show will star PBS national artist Ethan Bortnick who is recognized by the Guinness World Records as 'The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Headline His Own Concert Tour.' Ethan will be advising and judging the talent, asking questions and sharing his experiences. If you are picked to go through to the local show you will be given an online presence on our website. All chosen contestants will perform at the local live concert at the The Vickie Roberson Theatre in May of 2019. Contestants must be available for this date to enter. Contestants will get to perform their piece at the concert and there will be a winner chosen by an audience vote. (This part is not televised, only the finale in L.A.)." Runs in May 2019 at the The Vickie Roberson Theatre in Shreveport LA. No pay. Coordinator states: "The winner will be announced at the end of the show and will get to perform again. They will also be featured on the national television show Celebration of Music in L.A., which will be taped for the entire country to watch on PBS. The winner will also get to record a single available on iTunes or record a music video for YouTube with Ethan." Seeking—Contestant (Lead): Males & Females, 4-25. Seeking talent from Shreveport, Bossier City LA. Apply via backstage.com or contact casting company. Indicate Dannielle when asked for a "recruiter's name."

 

'CELEBRATION Of MUSIC' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 1 – BALTIMORE - Sun & Sky Entertainment is seeking all musical acts/genres (bands, soloists, duets, groups, instrumentalists, a cappella, and even dancers), ages 4-25 years old, to audition for Celebration of Music. Coordinator states: "If chosen as a contestant, we will air your music video on your local Public Broadcast Channel, MPT, for thousands of people to see." Voting will take place online and in concert, and the winner will be announced Oct. 24, 2019 at the Gordan Center for Performing Arts In Baltimore MD. The winner will get to perform a live solo and go on to perform on the nationally televised show in California on PBS. No pay. Coordinator states: "The winner will be announced at the end of the show and will get to perform again. They will also be featured on the national television show Celebration of Music in Los Angeles, California, which will be taped for the entire country to watch on PBS. The winner will also get to record a single available on iTunes or record a music video for YouTube with Ethan." Seeking—Contestant (Lead): Males & Females, 4-25. Seeking talent from Baltimore MD. When applying, indicate that Dannielle is your "recruiter's name"; this will ensure that Dannielle will be able to process your application personally.

 

'CELEBRATION Of MUSIC' – JACKSON – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 1 - Sun & Sky Entertainment is seeking all musical acts/genres (bands, soloists, duets, groups, instrumentalists, a cappella, and even dancers), ages 4-25 years old, to audition for Celebration of Music. Coordinator states: "If chosen as a contestant, we will air your music video on your local Public Broadcast Channel, MPT, for thousands of people to see. All contestants will perform at the concert. The winner is announced at the end and they will get to perform a winning live solo and go on to perform in the nationally televised show in Hollywood on PBS. They will also get to record single available on iTunes (or a video if they are dancers)." Voting will take place online and in concert. The winner will be announced in May 2019 at the Millsaps Recital Hall in Jackson, MS. No pay. Seeking—Contestant (Lead): Males & Females, 4-25. Seeking talent from Jackson MS. Apply via backstage.com or contact the entertainment company. When applying, indicate that Dannielle is your "recruiter's name"; this will ensure that Dannielle will be able to process your application personally.

 

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

 

 

 

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

LAMPLIGHTER THEATRE AUDIO DRAMAS – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 22 - Lamplighter Theatre is seeking nonunion vocal actors for two audio dramas, produced by Lamplighter Theatre. See additional materials for full details. Previous experience is required. Records Feb. 24-March 2 in Mt. Morris NY. Pays: $400/day, plus travel, food, and lodging. Seeking—Multiple VO Roles (Lead): Standard American; Males & Females, 16-70, select actors will be invited to audition with sides that will be provided. Actors must be able to perform in Standard American and British Accents. Do not apply unless you are able to perform both; Multiple VO Roles (Lead): British; 18+. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States; Canada). Send in a VO reel. Specifically seeking trained and experienced Character Voice Over actors. Please submit your audition here: https://lamplighter.net/c/theatreauditions/ Please note that Lamplighter Theatre productions take place in a professional environment with skilled talent. You must have past experience with vocal work of any kind. Your voice must have the endurance to perform 4 or more days for multiple hours a day. This production is a Christian production, which requires respect for prayer, non-smoking rules, and restraint of profanity on the premises. Travel compensations are .55 cents per mile traveled if driving. If it costs less to fly, we will pay the average cost of a flight, class coach. We provide lodging and breakfast and lunch during the time actors are present on the Lamplighter campus. Actors are responsible for their own supper. Outside of an actor’s stay at Lamplighter, actors are responsible for their food and other expenses.

BASS SINGER For NEW MUSICAL RECORDING – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 28 - Open Hydrant is seeking a bass singer to record a demo for a new 1950s a cappella doo-wop musical adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Rehearses and records in February in NYC. Pays $500 flat fee. This will include one rehearsal to learn music and two recording sessions. Songs are about one-minute long and there are approx. ten songs. Seeking—Bass Singer (Lead): 18+. Seeking talent from Bronx NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact Open Hydrant.

'GARBAGE TOWN' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 1 - Producers are casting for the musical audio drama, Garbage Town. Project description: "Elsie Holland ran away from home, leaving only a note to her parents telling them she’s off to Atlantic City to follow her dreams." www.garbagetownmusical.com Producers state: "We are flexible." No pay for now. Seeking—Voices (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent Worldwide. To apply, record a reading of the lines as a singular .mp3 or .wav file, labeled as [CharacterName_YourName]. Make sure your recording is with minimal background noise or feedback. Actors may audition for more than one role. If doing so, please make auditions for each character a separate file. Send auditions to auditions@garbagetownmusical.com with the subject as Audition for Garbage Town - [ Your Name ]. Please fill out Form below in the body of the email.

 

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

 

 

 

OPEN MIC NIGHTS/JAM SESSIONS:

NEW YORK CITY LOCATION:

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

 

WASHINGTON DC AREA LOCATIONS:

Open Mic Nights hosted by TOM SAPUTO

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

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

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

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

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

Jan. 19 – Pistones - 10th Anniversary Gig (6320 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church VA, 703/533 1885)

 

 

PROMOTIONS:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

LTM, LAMPIASI TALENT MANAGEMENT NYC – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 1 - LTM is seeking fresh faces and exceptional talent for representation in all areas. Company states: LTM is a boutique management company representing children through adults nationwide in theatre/film/tv/commercial/print. We will consider talent nationwide for representation for theatre, film and TV only. For commercial/print representation you must be within driving distance of NYC." Current clients have been seen on Broadway/Tours of "A Bronx Tale," "Matilda," "Kinky Boots," "The Sound Of Music," "Fun Home," "A Christmas Story," in the recent Jennifer Lopez film "Second Act," on TV in "Orange Is The New Black," "Blue Bloods," "Law & Order: SVU," "Chicago Fire," "Happy" and more. Initial audition screening will be done by an online submission. Pay dependent on future contracts. Seeking—Young Actors (Lead): Males & Females, 3-17, young actors interested in film/TV/theatre and commercials. We are willing to consider exceptionally talented newcomers from across the US for film/TV/theatre. We have had success with our clients booking major projects while not living in NY or LA, and we work very closely with out of town families to help them become competitive while not living in major markets. Commercial representation is focused on NY, LA, Chicago & Atlanta; Actors (Lead): Males & Females, 18+; Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18+, exceptional vocalists for theatre (Broadway, Off Broadway, Regional & Tours). We are especially interested in singers who are also strong dancers; singers who are willing to do cruises; singers who are 18+ to play younger; singers who are also musicians; amazing performers; Young Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 4-17, Looking for young performers interested in film/TV/theatre and commercials. We are willing to consider exceptionally talented newcomers from across the US for film/TV/theatre. We have had success with our clients booking major projects while not living in NY or LA, and we work very closely with out of town families to help them become competitive while not living in major markets. Commercial representation is focused on NY, LA, Chicago & Atlanta. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Note: After you submit on Backstage, you must also submit your information using the link below. That is the only place that we will be reviewing the complete submissions: https://form.jotform.com/karenlampiasi/lampiasi-talent-management-submissi

 

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.

 

KIDS/TEENS, The ROCK AGENCY OPEN CALL – FEB. 23 – GLENVIEW - The Rock Agency is seeking new talent, ages 3-16 years, for possible representation. The Rock Agency represents fashion and commercial models, actors and artists serving all media including: print, runway, TV commercials, industrial videos, voice-overs, fit modeling, show room, promotional modeling, trade-shows, and feature films. Agency states: "Please join us for an open call on Feb. 23 (11:30am-3pm) at Nicole Thomas Photography in Glenview IL. A priority spot will ensure that you are seen by the agency director prior to walk-ins. For more information, see: www.nicolethomas.com/opencall and www.nicolethomas.com." Open call on Feb. 23 from 11:30AM-3PM at Nicole Thomas Photography (1942 Lehigh Ave., Ste. D, Glenview IL). No pay. Seeking—Model/Actor/Artist: 3-16, unsigned talent between ages 3-16 years. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. The Rock Agency is an exclusive agency; do not attend if your child is signed with another agency. Bring two to three non-returnable photos, a comp card or a headshot. If your child would like to be considered for TV/film/commercials, they must prepare a one-minute monologue. If they are interested in modeling, no experience is necessary. To reserve a priority spot: www.nicolethomas.com/therockagencyopencall.

 

SEVEN STARS TALENT INC. – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 30 - Seven Stars Talent Inc. is seeking incredible performers. established, skilled, professional talent of all ages for a bicoastal talent agency headquartered in L.A. with office in NYC. Offices in L.A. and NYC. Talent should be local to the L.A. or NYC or have verifiable plans and housing for extended times in either market. Must be able to do quality self-tapes always and have commitment to learning new emerging casting platforms. SAG-AFTRA approved LA Oct 2018 approval process pending NYC Equity franchise pending both markets. Seeking—Young Performers: Males & Females, 4-10, LA and NYC kids and young adults wanted for tv, film, commercials and theatre. Over age 10 prefer at least SAG eligible. Theatre kids over age 10 should have solid training and at least strong regional credits. Prefer kids SMALL for AGE. Over age 15 prefer legal 18 status in LA; Musical Theater Performers (Lead): Males & Females, 8-80, Experienced singers who dance or move well & Dancers who sing. Kids under 57" tall. Currently training in musical theatre styles vocally in NYC or NJ or L.A. Equity or EMC preferred. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA; New York NY. Submit headshot, resume, and demo reels electronically through Backstage application manager or by email submissions@sevenstarstalent.com. If there is further interest, you will be contacted. No phone calls!!! For babies and small kids under age 6, snapshots are fine. Open to performers with disabilities/special abilities. For kids under 5, specifically seeking identical twins or triplets. No phone calls. For more info, visit www.sevenstarstalent.com. mailed submissions accepted in both LA and NYC along with showcase invites- acting schools, college programs.

 

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:

'FIND YOUR HONESTY: ACTING THROUGH SONG' CLASSES – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 23 - Find Your Honesty: Acting Through Song is seeking participants for classes for Find Your Honesty: Acting Through Song. Owner states: "Find Your Honesty: Acting Through Song is an acting/coaching studio for musical theater. Sessions are private and 60 minutes in length and are focused on the acting side of your musical theater material. We will work on songs from your book, applying different tools to help you in connecting to your material in a very real, grounded, and natural way. The key is understanding how to bring you and what makes you unique to your work. We will also discuss your rep and how to streamline what you are presenting to casting directors. I'd love to help you grow in this way so that you can walk into your auditions confidently and do extremely well." Ongoing classes in NYC and via Skype. Introductory sessions can be scheduled for $60. Seeking—Musical Theater Performers: Males & Females, 10-50. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Submit a headshot, resume, and cover letter as well as any clips of you performing. For more info and testimonials, visit www.findyourhonesty.com

 

ONE-ON-ONE LESSONS/CAREER COACHING With AWARD WINNING BROADWAY and FILM PRODUCER/CASTING DIRECTOR – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 25 - Ocean Bay Entertainment New York, LLC is seeking performers for one-on-one acting, vocal, and career-coaching lessons with Award-Winning Broadway and film producer, director, and casting director Jordan Scott Gilbert (Broadway's "Ghost the Musical"). Instructor states: "Mr. Gilbert has worked successfully with artists, from novices to major celebrities, in film and on Broadway." Lessons are online via Skype. Cost: $150+ fee required for Skype lessons. Seeking—Actors & Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 6+, performers seeking one-on-one lessons/career-coaching with Award-Winning Broadway and Film Producer/Casting Director Jordan Scott Gilbert (Broadway's "Ghost the Musical"); instructor states: "Mr. Gilbert has worked successfully with artists, from novices to major celebrities, in film and on Broadway." Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Apply via backstage.com or contact the entertainment company.

 

COMMERCIAL INTENSIVE With Angela Mickey of Liz Lewis Casting – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 28 - Acting And Voice Studios is seeking participants (adults 16+) for commercial classes taught by Angela Mickey, a Casting Director with Liz Lewis Casting Partners. Coordinator states: "Liz Lewis Casting Partners has been casting and securing talent for film, television, commercials, voice overs, and theater for over 20 years nationwide. Anglea's most recent commercial projects include Capital One, Publix, Cialis, Time Warner Cable, Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Samsung just to name a few. The intensive will start with a Q&A so please have your questions prepared. You will be assigned a commercial scene a few days before the class so please make sure to be off book and don't forget to bring your headshot & resume." Classes run on Wednesdays, 7pm-9pm on Feb. 6, 13 & 20 in NYC. No pay. The fee for the 3-Week Intensive is $249. Seeking—Actors: 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. For more info, visit www.actingandvoicestudios.com. For reservations call 347/443-4050 or email info@actingandvoicestudios.com. Submit your headshot & resume to be considered.

 

'MEAN GIRLS, The MUSICAL' INTENSIVE – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 1 - Werk With Bway is seeking participants for a Mean Girls workshop intensive. Founder states: "Get in loser, we're going to the Mean Girls Intensive this Summer! Work one-on-one in masterclasses with featured stars from BWAY's Mean Girls, learn healthy belting in Vocal Technique, receive three new auditions songs specifically chosen for you in Build Your Rep, learn music & choreography from members of Mean Girls' production team, improve your audition skillset with a Broadway casting director, and audition for a member of the Mean Girls creative team and receive personalized feedback. You'll have the time of your life at this five-day intensive and get the best training NYC has to offer - does it get anymore fetch than this? Our curriculum allows you to work in small groups of 10-12 to ensure you receive ample one-on-one time with the faculty. We also guarantee you will be coached in a masterclass with a featured Broadway guest artist! Our students have gone on to book Broadway shows, work regionally and attend the top musical theatre programs in the country. Werk! Past faculty includes Derek Klena (Dmitry in Broadway's Anastasia), Eden Espinosa (Elphaba in Broadway's Wicked), Chris Fitzgerald (three-time TONY Winner), Ali Ewoldt (Christine in Broadway's Phantom of the Opera), Gregory Treco (Burr in Broadway's Hamilton) and Caitlin Houlahan (Dawn in Broadway's Waitress). Faculty and guest artists for our Mean Girls Intensive to be announced soon." Intensive runs June 24-28 (10am-6pm) at Studios 353 (353 W 48th St in NYC). Tuition: $1095 before April 29. After April 29, tuition increases to $1195. Seeking—Musical Theater Performers: Males & Females, 13+. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). For more information visit www.werkwithbway.com/meangirlsintensive. Apply here: https://bit.ly/2HByecf. Admission is rolling and space is limited. Be sure to upload your headshot, resume, and include a video link of a singing audition or live performance clip. Werk With Bway is a by-application and by-audition only program. Submit your application by May 27 for full consideration. Latecomers can submit until June 10, however, we cannot guarantee that your application will be considered.

 

KIDS/TEENS, A CLASS ACT NY, ONE-WEEK PRE-PRFESSIONAL PROGRAMS, JULY & AUGUST – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 3 - A Class Act NY is seeking young actors, ages 7-19, for advanced, one-week pre-professional programs. Artistic director states: "A combination of private and group instruction will provide participants with a unique experience. In two sessions, separated by age, we will design a unique medley of musical theater songs that will showcase actors’ individual talents through a combination of solos, duets, and trios. The curriculum will include scene study, script analysis, vocal technique, private voice lessons, audition technique, and dance. The junior program is for ages 7-11. The senior program is for ages 12-19. Participants will be treated to a Broadway matinee and a talkback with actors after the show. The pre-professional program culminates in a final showcase at the Riverside Theatre, an Off-Broadway venue, for loved ones and scouting industry guests." Programs runs July 15-19 and Aug. 5-9 (9am-4:30pm; flexible early pick-up and late drop-off are available) in NYC. Participation cost: $995. Cost includes two complimentary seats to the Final Showcase, a ticket to a Broadway matinee/talkback, and an a ACANY camp T-shirt. Payment plans are available. Seeking—Actor: 7-19. Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. Send in your video audition ASAP, as intensives are limited to 24 advanced actors and the program is almost sold out. Video audition requirements: Sing 32 bars, a cappella, of a musical theater song that is age appropriate. Visit AClassActNY.com or email info@AClassActNY.com for self-tape guidelines and video submission instructions.

 

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

 

The NEW YORK PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY SUMMER INTENSIVE SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 1 - The New York Performing Arts Academy is seeking prospective students for The New York Performing Arts Academy's 2019 Performing Arts Summer Intensive. Note: Auditions are for potential full or partial scholarships, and admittance to the Intensive. Program hours are Mon.–Thurs., 9am–5pm; orientation June 23; runs June 24-Aug. 1 in NYC. Note that this intensive requires a tuition fee of $4,800. Full and partial scholarships available for Performing Arts Summer Intensive. Seeking—Young Actors: 9-16; Young Singers/Musical Theater: 9-16; Actors: 17+. Seeking talent from Manhattan, New York NY. Actors: Prepare a one-minute monologue of your choosing. Singers/Musical Theater: Prepare a song selection not to exceed one-minute time limit. Dancers: Prepare a selection not to exceed one-minute time limit. Arrive prepared and warmed up prior to arriving. Register for the audition at https://nyperformingartsacademy.org/registration/

 

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