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Updated: Oct. 20

 

 

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:

SONGS of INSPIRATION, PRAISE & WORSHIP – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 31 - The Benanti Group is casting a revue of inspirational songs and songs of praise and worship. No rehearsals unless by request; accompanist available; Revue takes place in November in NYC. Owner states: "Some pay, based on audience attendance." Seeking—Inspirational Singer (Lead): 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact The Benanti Group. In your cover letter, indicate if you would be interested in singing one or two songs. Include an audio or video tape of voice.

 

BAND CALLED TRIBE – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 3 - Joy Track Foundation is seeking singers for TRIBE, a worship band. Casting director states: "CEG's TRIBE leads worship for a live worship event called CEG LIVE! with the Christian Entertainment Guild. At CEG LIVE!, the band called TRIBE leads worship, a guest pastor brings the word (non-denominational, Christian) and then there is a talk show with veteran entertainment professionals (similar to Inside The Actors Studio) where guests share their faith journey and teach on how to become better content creators and storytellers within pop culture. CEG's TRIBE band is currently writing original music with plans to begin recording soon and leading worship at other locations. CEG is currently seeking a charismatic, very talented singer to join the team as well as some musicians as some on the team are pro and touring off and on. Seeking singers, singer/songwriters, and musicians for live performance with the Christian Entertainment Guild, as part of a band that will perform and record regularly. Talent should have presence and ability to perform before large groups; humility and grace to be a part of a team and allow others to lead; a chill vibe; be happy; and have a big heart for Jesus. Genre: contemporary gospel with pop influences and some rap." Rehearsals are in Westlake Village CA. Casting director states: "This is part of the Christian Entertainment Guild's ministry to faith filmmakers as well as performances at various venues and recording. This should be seen as a ministry with pro-rata payoff of future sales and paid performances." Seeking—Co-Lead Singer (Lead): Males & Females, 18-26, casting director states: "Singer-worship leader with a presence and ability to lead on a large stage, in front of a large audience, and draw others into the presence of God; may also be a musician and/or songwriter; encourager, team builder able to maintain a family environment and spirit of community and collaboration; enjoys helping others to become leaders; strong relationship with God; upbeat, huge heart for Jesus. Ethnic diversity is encouraged;" Background Vocalist: Males & Females, 18-26, casting director states: "Singer-worship team background vocalist with a servant heart and ability to perform on a large stage, in front of a large audience, and draw others into the presence of God; may also be a musician and/or songwriter; encourager, team builder able to maintain a family environment and spirit of community and collaboration; enjoys helping others to become leaders; strong relationship with God; upbeat, huge heart for Jesus. Ethnic diversity encouraged." Seeking talent from Burbank CA. Apply via backstage.com or contact the Foundation. Submit links to vocal demos if possible.

MULTIPLE CABARETS & CONCERTS – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 30 - The Benanti Group is casting multiple cabarets and concerts through October and November for the Benanti Group. Seeking a variety of performers of all ages, ethnicities, and talents, including musicians who play instruments. Rehearsal dates TBD; performance dates TBD (based on casting) in NYC. Some pay/based on audience attendance. Seeking—Performers (Lead): 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact The Benanti Group. In your cover letter, briefly outline your talent and provide a video or audio clip.

'The SONGS of FRANK SINATRA' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 30 - The Benanti Group is casting The Sounds of Frank Sinatra, which is a cabaret-style showcase of the songs of Frank Sinatra being presented through November. Performers choose the songs they are interested in performing. No rehearsals. Performers receive direction/organization prior to show. Show is in NYC. Paid showcase/based on audience attendance. Seeking—Frank Sinatra Performer (Lead): Male, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact The Benanti Group. Include a video or audio clip with a brief cover letter, along with two songs you may be interested in performing.

'90s CABARET SHOWCASE – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 30 - The Benanti Group is seeking singers for a '90s cabaret showcase. Owner states: "If you are a fan of the Top 40 hits of the 1990s, then this jukebox cabaret may be for you. Benanti Group presents the songs of this era of music through November. Multi-ethnic cast. All inclusive." Rehearsal and performance dates TBD in NYC. Some pay/based on audience attendance. Seeking—1990s Singer (Lead): 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact The Benanti Group. In your cover letter, include a video or audio clip along with possible choices of songs you may like to sing.

'SONGS Of MICHAEL JACKSON' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 30 - The Benanti Group is casting Songs of Michael Jackson, a 60-minute cabaret tribute. No rehearsals; revue will be held in November in NYC. Some pay/based on audience attendance. Seeking—Michael Jackson Cabaret Singer (Lead): 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact The Benanti Group. In your letter of interest, indicate what songs of Michael Jackson you would be interested in performing. Must submit an audio or video clip for consideration.

 

PERFORMERS For SINGING TELEGRAMS - Babaloons and Toons Singing Telegrams is seeking performers for singing telegrams all around the country for a singing telegram agency based in California. We are seeking performers in: Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Washington DC, Miami, New York, New Orleans, Austin, Seattle, Atlanta, Boston, Phoenix & Philadelphia. Performers must have strong singing, acting, and improvisational comedy skills. Singing telegrams are typically ten- to 15-minute performances consisting of a loosely scripted comedy act/skit and two to three songs. You must be able to improvise and play off the crowd and recipient. Popular characters include: Marilyn Monroe, Nurse, Cop, Elvis, Austin Powers, Gorilla in a Tutu, Phantom of the Opera, Nerd, and many more. You can also develop your own characters. To start, you must provide your own costumes. Once you have proven to be reliable, the company can outfit you with more costumes to increase your repertoire. This is gig work. You rehearse on your own time and perform as jobs are booked. Pay per booking ranges from $80-$150, depending on character, tips, and travel time. You must have reliable transportation (okay to use public transport and Uber, etc.). You must be professional, reliable, and on time. Seeking—Singing Telegram (Lead): Males & Females, 18-65. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. If you are interested in auditioning, YOU MUST fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeNZqz_YUuz0hoktnRZWv1FgQUbGPWw4vXFwNJy9fpgGr0rYQ/viewform?usp=sf_linkSubmit

 

 

 

CRUISES/RESORTS/THEME PARKS:

'FESTIVAL Of The LION KING' – OCT. 22 - WASHINGTON DC - Disney Parks Live Entertainment/Walt Disney World is seeking male and female vocalists for Festival of the Lion King, an African-inspired celebration of the music from the feature film; an original musical theatre production performed live in the state-of-the-art, indoor, 1500-seat theatre in-the-round in Disney's Animal Kingdom® at Walt Disney World. Performers must be at least 18 and authorized to work in the United States. Performs in Orlando FL. Rate negotiable. Pays: $17.08/hour minimum; Equity 401k and pension; Disney benefits. Upon signing of Walt Disney World® Individual Employment Contract, candidates are eligible to immediately apply for membership in Actor’s Equity Association. Potential relocation and housing may be available to qualified performers hired into specific roles. Seeking—“Kiume: The Leader:” Male, 18+, must have a strong and powerful presence; resonant baritone/bass. 5’10"– 6’2" height requirement; “Zawadi: The Gift:” Female, 18+, she is “Mother Earth” to all who know her. Gospel mezzo-soprano with high belt. 5’5"-5’8" height requirement; “Nakawa: The Prince:” Male, 18+, good-looking and confident. Pop/R&B second tenor. 5’8"-5’10" height requirement; “Kibibi: The Princess:” Female, 18+, sweet and impatient. Pop/gospel second soprano with high belt to E. 5’4"-5’8" height requirement. Open Casting Call Oct 22 at 10am (sign-up opens at 9am) at Washington National Opera Studio (Rehearsal Studio, 6925 Willow St. NW, 3rd fl., Washington DC 20012). Callbacks Oct. 23 in Washington DC. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. To be considered, click the "My Profile" button at disneyauditions.com to create or update your profile before attending the audition. Prepare 16 bars of a musical selection and provide sheet music in correct key for accompanist. Bring picture and resume. The audition venue is approx. 3 blocks from the Takoma Metro station; street parking also available.

DOLLY PARTON's 'CELEBRATION' – EXPIRES OCT. 31 - World Choice Investments LLC is casting a singer and a physical comedian in Celebration, a Dolly Parton-produced arena dinner and show featuring thrilling acrobats, physical comedians, singers, and dancers in a one-of-a-kind family-friendly variety show. Opening date for 2019 show TBD in Pigeon Forge TN. Pay is negotiable based on skill level and experience. Seeking—Singer (Lead): Female, 18-45, the singer is the lead role and must not only be able to sing impressively but also needs to be a credible, warm hostess during some audience participation segments of the show; she is a dynamic personality who can really "sell" emotional songs as well as upbeat high energy ones. Seeking talent Nationwide. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company. Submit with headshot, resume, and a video of singing or physical comedy experience.

 

 

 

OPERA/CHORUS/VOCAL GROUPS:

 

GREATER NASSAU CHORUS – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - Greater Nassau Chorus is seeking female singers, all parts, for Greater Nassau Chorus, a Sweet Adelines International 4-part a cappella barbershop chorus, currently #1 Regional Champions for New York/New Jersey. Top ten finalist for 10 years in International SAI competition. Rehearsals held every Tuesday night, year-long, from 7pm-10pm at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Baldwin NY or Hofstra University, Hempstead NY. No compensation. Seeking—Female Chorus Singer (Chorus/Ensemble): 21-80, to sing 4-part a cappella barbershop arrangements from a wide range of repertoire and perform at International and Regional Competitions, charitable events and shows throughout the year. Seeking talent from Baldwin, New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the chorus.

 

 

 

 

STAGE SHOWS:

'CRAZY FOR YOU' – OCT. 21 & 22 – LA GRANGE PARK - St. Louise Players is casting Crazy for You, a musical. Rehearsals begin in November. Runs Mar. 22-31, 2019, in Chicago IL. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): 18+. Auditions by appointment Oct 21 & 22 at St. Louise de Marillac Parish Center (1125 Harrison Ave., La Grange Park IL 60526). For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the casting group. Callbacks Oct 23. Those wishing to audition should prepare 16-32 bars of a song from Crazy For You. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Be sure to wear/bring appropriate shoes, including tap shoes if you have them. Bring a list any conflicts for rehearsals to the audition.

 

EQUITY, 'JOSEPH And The AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT' – OCT. 23 – LOS ANGELES - Utah Shakespeare Festival is casting Equity male and female singers who dance and Equity dancers who sing for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Contract #1: May 10, 2019 (first rehearsal)-Aug. 31; Contract #2: May 13-Sep. 7; Contract #3: May 13-Oct. 12; Contract #4: June 10-Oct. 12; Contract #5: Aug. 12-Oct. 12 in Cedar City UT. Pays $941/wk. and $696/wk. mins. Equity LORT Rep B and D Contracts. Seeking—Equity Males & Females Singers Who Dance (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+; Equity Male & Female Dancer Who Sing (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+. Equity Chorus Call Oct 23 at 10am for Equity male singers (in-person sign-up begins at 9:30am) 11:30am for Equity female singers (in-person sign-up begins at 11am) 2pm for Equity male dancers who sing (in-person sign-up begins at 1pm) & 4pm for Equity female dancers who sing (in-person sign-up begins at 3:30pm) at Actors' Equity Association LA Audition Center (5636 Tujunga Ave., Los Angeles CA 91601). ECC procedures/rules are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. No stage management positions available. For more info, visit www.bard.org. Singers: Prepare 16 bars of a song. Bring headshot and resume. Accompanist will be provided. Dancers: Wear dance-appropriate attire. Bring headshot and resume.

 

'HAMILTON,' B'WAY & NAT'L TOURS – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 31 - Telsey + Company is casting excellent performers for the current Broadway company and upcoming national tours of Hamilton. Dates TBD. Seeking—Performers: 18+, extremely skilled rapper-singer-actors. Seeking talent Nationwide. Include the following with your submission: 1) A video via an unlisted YouTube or Vimeo link that includes a brief (under one-minute) pop/rock song that shows your vocal range and a brief rap (under one-minute) that shows your skill level. Have a piano accompany you; 2) A current picture and resume that includes your height and weight; 3) Your location, contact information (cell phone number and email address), and your date of birth (if under 18). For more info about the production, visit www.hamiltonbroadway.com.

'The AFRICAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: A WALK-THROUGH TIME' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 1 - Moving4ward Productions is casting the musical The African-American Experience, a colorful story about six teenagers living in Brooklyn NY, who cause their history teacher exhaustion from their lack of empathy for Black American culture. The teacher forces her students to travel back in time to learn from some of the greats themselves: ‘Fannie Lou’, ’DuBois’, & ‘Mamie Till’. Aug. 25-Oct. 14, 2019 - Chicago IL. Contract Negotiations: November-December 2018 Paid weekly flat rate which includes lodging expenses and meals per diem. SAG-AFTRA Policies & Procedures. Seeking—“Kevin” (Lead): Male, 18-40, A 16 year old native from the Bronx whose a wannabe musician and ladies’ man; “Jill” (Understudy/Lead): Female, 18-40, A 16 year old Brooklyn native who happens to be Kevin's girlfriend, Penny's best friend, and a popular cheerleader. She's a "goody two shoes;" “Lucas” (Lead): Male, 18-40, A 17 year old sweet, naive artist who's in love with Penny; “Stephanie” (Lead): Female, 18-40, A 17 year old Manhattan native with a love for art, science, politics, and philosophy; “Michael” (Lead): Transgender, 18-40, A 18 year old, hockey jock in denial about his own sexuality; “Penny” (Understudy/Lead): Female, 18-40, A 16 year old little girl who wants to be a grown woman. She's pretty, popular, and sassy. The next actress on Broadway. Seeking talent Worldwide. Apply via backstage.com or contact the production company & email a copy of your resume, headshot, and a video reel/monologue.
Be aware that if we like your material, you will be asked to submit a 2nd video audition reading for your role of choice.

REGIONAL THEATRE Of The PALOUSE 2018-19 – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - Regional Theatre of the Palouse is casting its 2018-19 season, including the musicals, Newsies, Chicago, and Mamma Mia. Rehearsals and performances run throughout 2018-April 2019, at Regional Theatre Of the Palouse, in Pullman WA. Professional pay and lodging. Seeking—Actors-Singers (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from Pullman WA. To apply, visit backstage.com or contact the casting theater & submit pix, résumé, and a taped audition including your song from a musical with movement.

 

 

COMPANIES:

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:

'AMERICAN IDOL' – NOV 5 DEADLINE - American Idol is seeking submissions for invite-only showcases around the country for contestants for American Idol. Shoots in various US locations. Artists featured on American Idol may receive major national exposure and the winner will receive a deal with Hollywood Records. Artists must be free to enter in an exclusive recording agreement however American Idol allows artists to have pre-existing management, publishing, and talent agency deals. Seeking—Singers: 15-28, talented singers and interesting artists of all styles and genres; artists must be unsigned to a label, but they are free to have pre-existing management and publishing deals. They can also have booking agents, attorneys, and publicists. Seeking talent Nationwide. For consideration, submit a YouTube, Instagram, or web link. Audition cities are listed below and the private auditions are not open to the general public and will not be filmed for TV. If chosen, these Artists will be auditioning directly for the executive producers of the show. Bus Tour dates for the open calls include Miami (Aug. 22), Orlando (Aug. 25), San Diego (Aug. 25), Chattanooga (Aug. 28), Scottsdale (Aug. 28), Charlotte (Aug. 31), Albuquerque (Aug. 31), Seattle (Aug. 31), Boise (Sep. 2), Richmond (Sep. 3), Plano (Sep. 3), Houston, (Sep. 4), Oklahoma City (Sep. 6), Philadelphia (Sep. 6), Austin (Sep. 6), Kansas City, (Sep. 9), Buffalo (Sep. 9), Shreveport (Sep. 9), Little Rock (Sep. 12), Columbus (Sep. 12), Charleston (Sep. 15) and Sep. 20 in Atlanta GA. To preregister for open call auditions, please visit www.tinyurl.com/IdolOpenCall. Additionally, you can submit online auditions directly at www.tinyurl.com/IdolOnlineAuditions. Online submissions are due by Nov. 5.

'NEW YORK's GOT TALENT,' SEASON 6 – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 1 - Cooper Jordan Entertainment is seeking acts of all kinds for the return of New York's Got Talent, Season 6. Producer states: "The Top 32 best acts will be selected to perform in one of four preliminary nights with a live audience and three Broadway/off-Broadway, music, or New York dance producers as judges. All performances will be held at on 42nd Street at The Green Room 42. Two acts from each night of the competition will move forward to the semi-finals. Two to three acts from each of the semi-final nights are chosen to go to a one-night finale at the end of the season in late Aug./early Sep. From the finals, there will be one winner who will be awarded a prize of $1000 and a fully sponsored night of his or her own show in Times Square - with the possibility of a picked-up run." Season 1 winner: Miles Thorn (illusionist); Season 2 winner: The Orsano Project (dance troupe); Season 3 winner: Elon Altman; Season 4 winner: Lucile Frak (Fraking Trip). Contestant performances are held on Wednesday nights on 42nd Street. Season 6 begins Feb. 27, 2019 in Times Square, NYC. Acts only attend one preliminary night, in February or March, assigned based on their availability, with the ability to move on to a semi-finals in March or April. Season 6 Finale is anticipated for mid-/late April 2019. Video submissions for TOP 30 of Season 7 are also accepted - indicate in subject line. Winner of Season 6 receives a cash prize of $1000 and a fully sponsored public/industry-invited one-night of his or her own show on 42nd Street. Seeking—Talent Act: 18+, seeking all types of acts, including, but not limited to, singers, dancers, magicians, jugglers, pet-training tricks, burlesque, bands, guitarists, drummers, comedians, weird acts of all kinds, ventriloquists, drag queens, lip-synching acts, sideshow, cirque, tappers, tumblers, gymnasts, balance acts, impersonators, a cappella groups, and any other alternative performance art. Seeking talent from New York, Brooklyn, Queens County, Staten Island, Bronx, Queens, Long Beach, Westchester County NY; Stamford CT. Auditions by appointment only in November, December and January in Times Square. Producers will accept video submissions but prefer to schedule in-person auditions. For an in-person audition appointment, submit your talent (i.e., singer, comic, musician, magician, etc.) and a brief description of where you want to be as a performance artist to nygottalent@gmail.com. Casting personnel will respond with your audition time and date for November or later, no earlier than October 10, 2018. For more info on past Seasons, visit the New York's Got Talent Facebook page. Also accepting submissions for future seasons of NYGT.

 

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:

 

 

 

 

OPEN MIC NIGHTS/JAM SESSIONS:

NEW YORK CITY LOCATION:

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

 

WASHINGTON DC AREA LOCATIONS:

Open Mic Nights hosted by TOM SAPUTO:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

PROMOTIONS:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

KIDS, MMG MODEL MANAGEMENT GROUP – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 30 - MMG Model Management Group is seeking models, and actors to be new faces for MMG Model Management Group. Jobs are TBD in NYC. Out-of-state actors and models are responsible for their own travel fees. No fees are required to sign with MMG. MMG takes the standard 10% commission for TV/Film work booked and 20% commission for commercial/print work booked. Seeking—Kid Role: Males & Females, 4-12. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. To submit for representation, submit photos, resume, and measurements. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/nymmg/ or @nymmg on Instagram.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

REFERENCE:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

SCHOOLS/SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS:

AGENT & INDUSTRY PRO SHOWCASES – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 31 - A Class Act NY is seeking performers for an industry showcase for A Class Act NY. Producer states: "A Class Act NY's industry showcases provide aspiring young actors an opportunity to perform for over 20 agents and managers in one evening. The biggest agencies in town attend our showcases, including CESD, Abrams Artists, Don Buchwald & Associates, Generation TV, Shirley Grant Management, Carson Adler, About Face, Carson Kolker, Zoom Management, Parkside Management, and many more. Many participants have been scouted from previous showcases and are now appearing on Broadway and television and in films and commercials." Two rehearsals on an individual basis prior to Nov. 7 showcase. Showcase is Nov. 7 at Ripley-Grier Studios, NYC. If cast, a fee of $385 is required. Seeking—Young Actors (Lead): Males & Females, 4-21. Seeking talent from New York NY; NJ; CT. Note: If cast, participants will receive two 30-minute private coaching sessions prior to the showcase. To request an audition appointment and for preparation instructions, email info@aclassactny.com or call 212/315-3010. Video submissions are acceptable if you live outside of NYC. For more info, visit www.aclassactny.com.

 

BROADWAY ARTISTS ALLIANCE – NOTICE EXPRESS NOV. 21 - Broadway Artists Alliance is seeking participants for the Adult Professional Workshop, an advanced musical theater program for recent college graduates and professional adults who wish to continue their training while making connections in the professional world (will also consider current college students approaching their junior or senior years, and Master’s candidates with strong credits). Participants study voice, acting, dance, and “the business of the business” with Broadway performers, directors, choreographers, and top NYC industry. Artistic director states: "The workshop culminates in an industry showcase where students perform solo and group material for NYC’s top casting directors, agents and, managers, and receive individual feedback. This workshop is designed to springboard your career and expand your professional network in just four intense days of professional training." Workshop runs Jan. 9-12, 2019 in NYC. No pay. Tuition: $895 ($795 early tuition price, if paid by Nov. 21, 2018). Seeking—Student: 18-35; this program is open to all students ages 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Visit https://www.broadwayartistsalliance.org/programs/adult-professional-workshops/ to apply and for more information.

 

MUSICAL THEATER GYM – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - Steven Petrillo, teacher-mentor-dir. is seeking participants for Musical Theater GYM, a weekly, ongoing class which is primarily an opportunity for you, the performer, to work on songs and monologues for auditions and cabarets, and to augment your repertoire. Participants get approximately 13-15 minutes each to work on one or two selections. The musical director-pianist and instructor offer feedback and suggestions to the performer, allowing time for adjustments to be taken on the spot. The Musical Theater GYM class is held most Wednesdays, 12noon-2pm, and one evening a month, in Midtown Manhattan. $25 participation fee required; $10 fee to audit. Seeking—Actors, Singers, Dances: 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Note if you'd like to be added to weekly email blasts. For more info, visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MusicalTheaterGym.

 

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