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Updated: Oct. 16

 

AUDITIONS:

 

Most of the audition notices below can be found on

BACKSTAGE.COM - The Actors' Resource

 

 

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

 

BANDS/SOLOISTS/SHOWCASES:

'BOUND FOR BROADWAY' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 9 - Forslund Theatricals LLC and The West End Lounge is casting singers for Bound from Broadway's upcoming 8-year running popular industry-invited showcases. Producer states: "This is the premiere showcase in town & a great opportunity for anyone who wants to join. This is great for performers who need performance video footage. JDProductions is the premiere weekly showcase running and is not affiliated with any other showcases or venues and is proud to offer a different type of showcase in NYC, boasting a live entertainment emcee, free professionally edited videos for the performers, and a well-rehearsed diverse performance opportunity alongside talented industry professionals and composers, as well as high industry turn-out." Rehearses according to when talent is cast in NYC. Pays a percentage of ticket sales reimbursement. Performers will be required to sell tickets ranging from $10-$15 each, plus an accompanist fee ($50) is required for tech, show, and music rehearsals. Some pay (ticket sales reimbursement), plus free video copy provided The producers are seeking both union & non-union performers but no union contract is currently planned. Performers should check with their union before accepting any work. Seeking—Featured Soloist (Lead): Males & Females, 16-60. Seeking talent from New York NY. Auditions by appointment only in NYC. For an audition appointment, email pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the casting companies. An accompanist will be provided. You may also send video submissions to be considered immediately.

 

COME SING With The CRANKY CABARET! – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 12 - The Cranky Cabaret, a demented, fun filled revue packed with delightfully naughty, angry, edgy songs seeks singers for its mid-October cast! All styles of music welcomed, as long as it fits with our "cranky" theme! Besides a headshot and resume, please send vocal demo tracks or video links. Also, any cranky song ideas you have that you think you might like to sing, please let us know. Be as innovative or unconventional as you like! The Cranky Cabaret is NOT a “pay-to-sing!” Performs Oct. 14 & 15 in Manhattan. Rehearses October 7. Depends on ticket sales. Seeking—Strong Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. Please send vocal demo tracks or video links via backstage.com or contact the cabaret.

 

MEANWISE APP PARTY at L.A.'s The Mint – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 12 - Meanwise is seeking musicians and bands for a party hosted by the app Meanwise to be held at The Mint in L.A. Marketing manager states: "Reputable bands have already been booked and industry professionals will be at the event. Those cast will fill a slot of an impressive lineup of 4-5 bands." Performs Oct. 29 at The Mint in L.A. Marketing manager states: "Free gig at The Mint; enhanced exposure on our app, meanwise.com/download, and social media channels; and free promotional material to give out to fans." Band/Singer/Instrumentalist (Lead): Males & Females, 21-47, seeking talented musicians/bands who are active on social media. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Special submission instructions: Note if you are already on Meanwise (those already on the app will be given priority consideration). Attach links to your social media profiles or YouTube channels with your submission. Check us out at meanwise.com/download Invite code: M34NWISE. For more info on The Mint, visit http://themintla.com/.

 

WEDDING/EVENT BAND SINGERS – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 13 - Ariel Music and Events is seeking versatile lead male and female vocalists with a dynamic sound, great outgoing personalities and a positive attitude for the Heartbeat Dance Band, our high-energy eight+ piece band made from our team of world-class full-time professional musicians and singers and recently named one of “America’s Best Wedding Bands” by NBC News4 NY. Various weddings/events throughout the year; vocal rehearsals TBD bi-monthly initially, then as needed in NYC. TBD based on experience and repertoire. Seeking—Vocalists (Lead): Males & Females, 18-40, strong male and female vocalists with a dynamic sound, great outgoing personalities and a positive attitude; should have a good ear for harmonies, a great stage presence and be familiar with multiple styles or willing to stretch yourself including: Latin, rock, soul, funk, 70s, 80s & 90s classics as well as top 40s; ability to dance/move and multi-lingual is a plus. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit headshot/resume and audio/video reel plus links to any online materials you may have for consideration for auditions to be held in NYC second week of October. Send headshot and resume, contemporary and/or pop audio/video reels to talent@arielmusicandevents.com. Note if you have a valid driver's license and/or personal transportation.

 

'BOUND For BROADWAY' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 14 - Forslund Theatricals LLC is seeking singers for Bound from Broadway's" upcoming 8-year running popular industry-invited showcases. Producer states: "This is the premiere showcase in town & a great opportunity for anyone who wants to join. This is great for performers who need performance video footage. JDProductions is the premiere weekly showcase running and is not affiliated with any other showcases or venues and is proud to offer a different type of showcase in NYC, boasting a live entertainment emcee, free professionally edited videos for the performers, and a well-rehearsed diverse performance opportunity alongside talented industry professionals and composers, as well as high industry turn-out." Rehearses according to when talent is cast in NYC. Pays a percentage of ticket sales reimbursement. Performers will be required to sell tickets ranging from $10-$15 each, plus an accompanist fee ($50) is required for tech, show, and music rehearsals. Some pay (ticket sales reimbursement), plus free video copy provided The producers are seeking both union & non-union performers but no union contract is currently planned. Performers should check with their union before accepting any work. Seeking—Featured Soloist: Males & Females, 16-60. Seeking talent from New York NY. Auditions by appointment only in NYC. For an audition appointment, email pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the casting company. An accompanist will be provided. You may also send video submissions to be considered immediately.

 

A PLAYHOUSE CHRISTMAS – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 18 - Hunterdon Hills Playhouse is casting the Musical Revue Cruise Ship Style Revue. Rehearsals Oct. 21-31. Show runs Nov. 1-Dec. 20. All take place in Hampton NJ. Housing and company car provided. $125 per show. 6-8 shows a week. Rehearsal pay is $62.50 per day 6-8 hours food provided. Seeking—Female 1 (Supporting): 21-40, Looking for a Legit Lyric Soprano with an ability to use chest voice. Must be able to move well. Seeking talent from Hampton NJ; New York NY. This is an Immediate casting. Must be available from Oct. 20-Dec. 20. Reel must include some form of dance ability. Apply via backstage.com or contact the playhouse.

 

The CRANKY CABARET – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 19 - Cranky Cabaret is seeking singers for the late October cast of The Cranky Cabaret, a demented, fun-filled revue packed with delightfully naughty, angry, edgy songs. All styles of music welcomed, as long as it fits with the "cranky" theme. Rehearses Oct. 13; performs Oct. 21 & 22 in NYC. Pay depends on ticket sales. The Cranky Cabaret is not a “pay-to-sing." Seeking—Strong Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Besides a headshot and resume, send vocal demo tracks or video links via backstage.com or contact the cabaret. Also, include any cranky song ideas you have that you think you might like to sing. Be as innovative or unconventional as you like.

 

MUSICAL THEATER SINGERS – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 19 - Tryon Entertainment is seeking male and female musical theater singers for upcoming revues and holiday shows for an entertainment production company. Rehearsal and production dates are TBA. Professional pay, varies per event. Seeking—Musical Theater Singers: Males & Females, 18-30, Must have strong movement/dance skills. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit the following to be considered: full name, contact, height, headshot, resume, and video footage YouTube links, website, etc. via backstage.com or contact the entertainment company.

 

SINGING BARTENDERS – OCT. 16 - Duplex Piano Bar and Cabaret is looking for experienced bartenders with strong singing ability and repertoire for one of New York's most popular and vibrant piano bars. Looking for experienced bartenders with strong singing rep and presence. Work is ongoing in NYC. Minimum wage plus tips and bonus. High volume venue. Seeking—Singing Waitstaff: Males & Females, 21-55, Singing Bartenders Wanted: The Duplex Piano Bar, located at 61 Christopher Street is having an open call for bartenders/servers who also sing and have a strong rep of pop and theater. Date is Oct. 9 from 9:30pm-3:30am. Candidates must have at least 1 year of bar experience at a busy bar. The open call will consist of a brief interview and then you will be asked to sing a full song or two. Please bring your resume and any charts or sheet music. List of repertoire is appreciated. Seeking talent from Manhattan, New York NY. The Duplex Piano Bar (61 Christopher Street) is having an open call for bartenders/servers who also sing on Oct. 19 from 9:30pm-3:30am. *Candidates must have at least 1 year of bar experience at a busy bar. The open call will consist of a brief interview and then you will be asked to sing a full song or two in the piano bar with pianist Darius Frowner. Please bring your resume and any charts or sheet music, a list your of repertoire would be optimal.

 

VEMENTERTAINMENT – OCT. 19 - Vementertainment is seeking singers ages 15-25 for various projects with Vementertainment including one solo singer (male or female) and four singers for a girl band. Rehearsals will be in NYC & Long Island. Production deal. Pay TBD. Seeking—Female Singers: 18-25. Audition by appointment Oct 19 at 5:45pm in New York NY. Submit pictures & music for consideration via backstage.com.

 

CANADIAN MEMORIAL UNITED CHURCH CHOIR – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 20 - Canadian Memorial United Church is casting for Canadian Memorial United Church choir. Project description: "Section leader/soloist needed for a stylistically diverse church choir." Rehearsals and performances are ongoing in Vancouver, BC. Some pay. Seeking—Singer (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, tenor section leader/soloist, must have good sight-reading skills and ability to switch between styles (classical, pop, gospel). Seeking talent from Vancouver, BC. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the church.

 

URBAN GIRL GROUP – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 20 - Defiant Music & Media is auditioning for a 3rd member of an urban girl group. Must be ages 18-21. Must be based locally in NYC area. Must be able to sing, dance and act. Dancing should be proficient in hip hop/urban choreography. Must be willing to sign recording contract: minimum 3-year commitment. Pay based upon record sales and touring. Seeking—Female Singer: 18-21, Casting for a 3rd member of an urban girl group. Seeking talent from New York NY. Prefer video or audio reel when submitting via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

QUEER In CONCERT – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 20 - Casting notice for Queer in Concert a concert about the story of three different queer couples. All roles will be cast with female, gender non-conforming, or trans performers. Queer actors and actors of color especially encouraged to audition. Rehearses Nov.-Dec. (some weekdays during day and weekends); performs mid-December in NYC. Small stipend provided. Seeking—Partner 1 (Lead): Female, 20-40, Seeking three people to split the role; Partner 2 (Lead): Female, 20-40, Seeking three people to split the role. Seeking talent from New York NY. Note your availability for November and December. Apply via backstage.com

 

MACABROAD ENTERTAINMENT – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 21 - MaCabroad Entertainment is seeking innovative fresh acts for a small entertainment company. Coordinator states: "Local independent New York artist looking for three background singers between the ages of 25-30. Stage presence is a most. Must be able to harmonize, but will teach if vocals are on point. Work is immediate with a live band." Must be available immediately to begin rehearsal for upcoming NYC show. Pay N/A. Seeking—Background Singers: Males & Females, 24-33. Seeking talent from Brooklyn, New York NY.  Please click on the following link to schedule an audition http://doodle.com/poll/v49dqnbsc3fy8qqb. Submit audio of vocals: #MaCabroadEINC, @MaCabroadEINC. Audition a must!

 

'LONESOME TRAVELER' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 21 - Florida Entertainment is casting Lonesome Traveler, a show centered on the history of American folk music through the 1980s. Seeking instrumentalists-singers to play parts of great American folk stars (i.e., Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, etc.) for a touring, road show. Rehearsals to follow auditions; studios are in Manhattan. No union contract but pays at a level at or near union scale. Seeking—Top American Folk Stars from Prior Generations (Lead & Supporting): Males & Females, 21-40. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit headshot photo, resume, audio, and video with audio, as well as contact phone number and email address via backstage.com or contact the casting company. Ability to play fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin and/or harmonica a plus. Auditions will be held immediately.

'CHRISTMAS At The PALACE!' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 23 - The Palace Theater is casting Christmas at the Palace! a holiday revue. Project description: "An original, bookless holiday revue featuring a cast of four singers who move and 12 dancers who sing. The show features a 'Christmas in New York' theme and culminates with a live nativity." Rehearsals begin Oct. 23. Runs Nov. 8-Dec. 29, in Wisconsin Dells WI. Some pay, plus housing and transportation. Seeking—Dancers Who Tap and Sing (Supporting): Male, 18+. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. To apply, submit pix, résumés & reels via backstage.com or contact the theater.

 

FEMALE SINGERS – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 28 - Dedra Maxey, coordinator, is seeking female vocalist to form a Girl Group for upcoming events and live paid performances. Rehearses one to two times a week in Los Angeles CA. Pay TBD. Seeking—Female Singers (Lead): 18-30, female vocalist to form a Girl Group for upcoming events and live paid performances; looking for serious minded and dedicated ladies between the ages of 18-30, that can sing and dance (all around performers). Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Must be able to attend rehearsal at least once a week, possibly twice a week. If interested, call Dedra at 818/431-0711. Also send video or audio of yourself via backstage.com

'HOLIDAY CABARET' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 29 - Charleston Performing Arts Center is casting Holiday Cabaret, an original revue-style variety show with a small cast of lead singers and an ensemble of dancers. Rehearsals start on Nov. 7 for dancers and Nov. 14 for singers. The production runs from Dec. 1-22 in Charleston SC. Singer pay: $350/wk., plus travel, quality corporate-style housing, complimentary gym membership, and wellness package available. Seeking—Lead Male Singer: 21-50; Lead Female Singer: 21-50. Seeking talent from Charleston SC; New York NY; Miami FL; Atlanta GA; Charlotte NC; Washington DC. Along with submitting your headshot, resume, and video reel, include a brief message telling casting personnel about yourself, your experience, and your work ethic via backstage.com or contact the arts center.

 

OLDER KIDS/TEENS, MALE GROUP – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 31 - The Gumdrop Agency is seeking young male singers, ages 11-16, in the NYC area. Producer states: "This is a great opportunity to record and perform original music." Rehearsals begin in October in NYC. Deferred pay. Seeking—Singer (Lead): Male, 10-16. Seeking talent from New York NY. Audition dates and info will be provided. To apply, submit via backstage.com or contact the agency.

 

The CRANKY CABARET – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 2 - Cranky Cabaret is seeking singers for the early November cast of The Cranky Cabaret, a demented, fun-filled revue packed with delightfully naughty, angry, edgy songs. All styles of music welcomed, as long as it fits with the "cranky" theme. Rehearses Oct. 27; performs Nov. 4 & 5 in NYC. Pay depends on ticket sales. The Cranky Cabaret is not a “pay-to-sing." Seeking—Strong Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Besides a headshot and resume, send vocal demo tracks or video links via backstage.com or contact the cabaret. Also, include any cranky song ideas you have that you think you might like to sing. Be as innovative or unconventional as you like.

TEEN GIRLS, NATION XO – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 11 - MPH Music Productions is seeking female singers for the pop group Nation XO. Production states: "Nation XO is a 'music movement' led by five strong, like-minded girls formed to empower all girls everywhere through their songs. Featured on the Nobel Peace Prize 2016 #peaceisloud campaign, as well as a performance at the 2017 Young Artist Awards (www.youngartistawards.org) and other established venues and high-profile charity events." Rehearses Oct. 28 & Nov. 4; show date Nov. 11 in L.A. Pay scale depends on venue. Seeking—Nation XO Singer (Lead): Female, 12-15, must sing, be well-spoken, and be comfortable being a role model for all girls everywhere. Will perform alongside important initiatives and charity events. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Submit audio recordings/links via backstage.com or contact the production company.

 

KIDS/TEENS, CABARET BENEFIT SHOW For ACLU – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 11 - Next Stop Broadway is seeking cabaret singers ages 11-18 for a benefit show for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Director states: "Let's raise our voices and make a difference! We are looking for a diverse, experienced cast to be featured soloists in a cabaret at a major club. The cast will also sing in an opening or a finale." Rehearses Dec. 2; performs Dec. 3 at The Duplex, 61 Christopher St., NYC. Seeking—Featured Soloist: 11-18. Seeking talent from New York NY. Send a video submission of a recent performance of an uptempo song or a full song to Director Linda Ray at cabaretsingers@aol.com. To view a past showcase, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7Otlk6EAz0.

 

BURROUGH MEDIA – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 16 - Little Men Entertainment is looking for singers any ages 20-65, male and female, any ethnicity for a singing group that will sing hard rock classics to backing tapes. Auditions and performances in NYC. Pays: $35/hr. Seeking—Singer (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 20-70, Singer in a 6-member singing group to sing hard rock classics. Seeking talent from Redding CT. Auditions will be in Manhattan. Time and place not set. When ready we will get bookings for the group. Pay involved for rehearsals and performances. Send us links to your singing. Email info about yourself and links to LittleMenEntertainment@gmail.com

 

'TUFFY TIGER: LIVE & IN ORANGE!' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - Puppetry Arts is seeking talented actors/puppeteers who sing for Tuffy Tiger: Live & In Orange! Executive director states: "This is a great gig to make extra cash and build your resume. Performances of Tuffy Tiger feature music from his album 'Songs & Music For Me.' Performances infuse bunraku and hand puppetry." Ongoing work throughout the year in NYC. Most performances are 30-minute events. Pays: $65-$200. Seeking—Actor-Singer: Males & Females, 18-40, actor who can sing. Quality vocalists of all ranges and genders. Seeking talent from Brooklyn NY. Send a headshot link, via backstage.com or the casting company, and we will set up an audition in Park Slope, Brooklyn NY. Do not bring puppets. Bring a headshot and resume, stapled together. Singers will sing and puppeteers will puppeteer.

 

TOURING PARTY BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - Atlanta Showstoppers LLC is seeking male and female vocalists for a national, touring, 12-piece private event party band based in Atlanta. Rehearsals are ongoing weekly in Atlanta GA. Pays: $300-$500/performance, depending on in- or out-of-town dates and full-time or part-time positions. Transportation provided for travel dates. (Average of 60 dates annually if full-time). Seeking—Vocalist (Lead): Males & Females, 18-35, versatile and well-versed in pop music from the '60s, '70s, and '80s through today's contemporary hits, with the ability to handle both lead and background vocals and the ability to handle basic choreography. Seeking talent from Atlanta GA. Auditions once a week on an ongoing basis. Seeking vocalists for subbing opportunities that could lead to full-time duties as a member of the band's five-person frontline. To apply, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'FUTUREFEST' At 54 BELOW – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - Open Hydrant Theater Company and Foundation of New American Musicals is casting FutureFEST in NYC. This showcase spotlights rising local young talent in a celebration of the next generation of musical theater artists. At FutureFest, middle, high school, college students, and recent graduates sing songs from new musicals written by leading and rising lyricists/composers. Rehearses some Saturdays in Jan. and Feb. at Open Hydrant Theater Company in the Bronx; performs Mar. 8 (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, high school, college, and 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/.

 

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

 

 

 

 

CRUISES/RESORTS/THEME PARKS:

'PRISCILLA QUEEN Of The DESERT' – OCT. 18 - Eisenberg/Beans Casting is performers for Priscilla Queen Of The Desert. Synopsis: Based on the Oscar winning film, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Musical tells the story of three drag performers who set off from Sydney across the Australian desert in a battered old bus, christened Priscilla. The show contains over 20 classic disco hits such as I Will Survive and I Love The Nightlife. This contract also includes Epic Variety; a farewell show that brings together the talented casts of Priscilla and Burn The Floor in one theatrical event. Note the music in “Priscilla” is written in the contemporary style of the 70’s and 80’s. Vocal gymnastics, embellishments and improvisation are not a requirement. The Musical Director wants to hear a clear contemporary tone and a natural uncontrived pop/contemporary vocal approach to the songs. Company notes: "Norwegian Cruise Line is committed to raising the bar on what can be expected from at-sea entertainment. We can and do deliver A-list productions with amazing directors like Warren Carlyle, Patti Wilcox, and Tiger Martina, with competitive salaries and professional working environments (and of course, the bonus of cruising to some of the world’s most beautiful destinations!). It’s an exciting time to become a part of the Norwegian family. Norwegian Epic is the ship of choice for those sailing on a Mediterranean cruise or one of our many Caribbean cruises. Norwegian Epic is offering world-class performers and a new wave of accommodations, from Studios, designed and priced for the solo traveler, to the private Haven. Norwegian Epic has taken having fun to the next level with a huge, multi-slide Aqua Park, a two-story Sports Complex with rock climbing and basketball court, and a fitness center complete with boxercise ring. Add more than 20 different dining options and you’ll understand why this is Freestyle Cruising on a truly grand scale." Contract begins: Jan. 3, 2018 (travel to Tampa FL); rehearsals begin: Jan. 4, 2018 in Tampa FL; board ship Feb. 10 in Barcelona (Norwegian Epic, ports in Barcelona and Port Canaveral with European and Caribbean Itineraries); runs through Aug. 12. Pays Ensemble $900/wk and Lead $1000/wk minimum. Seeking—“Bernadette” (Lead): Female, 20-55, 40s-50s male; outstanding acting, dance, singing (range adaptable) and lip-synching ability essential; a quietly dignified transsexual who must be convincing as an older woman who was once the star performer of ‘Les Girls’; the mother of the group, Bernadette is glamorous, oozing Old Hollywood charm with rapier wit and sensitivity; must be able to be convincing and touching in her attraction and growing relationship with Bob; leading Role (played in film by Terence Stamp); Mitzi/Tick (Lead): Male, 30-43, 30s to early 40s male; outstanding acting, dance, singing (bari-tenor) and lip-synching ability essential; with an unremarkable and essentially straight exterior, Tick is a discontented drag queen, the best in the business; estranged husband of Marion and absent father to eight year old Benjamin, his journey from disillusionment to fulfillment through being reunited with his son is the central core of the story; leading role (played in film by Hugo Weaving); Felicia/Adam (Lead): Male, 20-29, early to late 20s male; very well maintained physical features with outstanding character acting, dance, singing (tenor) and lip-synching ability essential; a flashy, young drag queen and born performer with a more than occasional bitchy streak; provocative and outspoken he has a tendency to get himself into trouble with both friends and complete strangers; leading role (role played in film by Guy Pearce); The Divas (Lead): Female, 20-39, 20s-30s females; sassy and strong, these women lead us through some of the greatest hits of the last decades; all shapes and sizes welcome, but brilliant vocalists in the disco-belt style a must; will also be part of the female ensemble; “Bob” (Supporting): Male, 40-64, 40s-early 60s male; strong acting ability with one song; a mechanic; typical laconic attitude, soft hearted Aussie bloke who spent years wandering around the world only to find he was better off where he started; has a fascination with Bernadette whom he saw perform in ‘Les Girls’ in Sydney more than twenty years ago; “Shirley” (Supporting): Female, 20-49, 20s-40s female; hardened outback bar tender/waitress; good ironic comedy; character acting, dance and strong singing ability, solo and ensemble pieces; also one of the Divas; “Marion” (Supporting): Female, late 20s-early 40s female; a hotel Entertainment Manager in Darwin, mother of eight year Benjamin and estranged wife of Tick (Mitzi); a strong, direct and forthright woman who takes charge, but is incredibly accepting of her role as a single mother; there is a deep unconventional affection between her and Tick; strong singing and acting; will be required to sing and dance in ensemble numbers; “Cynthia” (Supporting): Female, 20s-early 30s female of Asian/Eurasian origin; Bob’s feisty Filipino wife; a frustrated performer of obscure ‘stage tricks’ which make her very popular at the local pub; she spends her days as a housewife looking after Bob and his home; character acting, dance and singing ability essential; note: anyone auditioning for this role should look at the scene in the film involving Cynthia’s performance in the bar involving ping pong balls, where the role and costuming will be at its most raunchy; “Miss Understanding” (Supporting): 20s-30s male; a fabulous drag queen with great comic hosting ability; sets up the tone of the show for us, must be able to work a crowd well, and look brilliant in drag; ability to deliver Tina Turner numbers convincingly a must; character acting, dance and singing ability, mostly all ensemble pieces with one key scene; “Frank” (Supporting): late 20s-mid 30s male; tough miner bloke with violent tendencies; a hardened resident of mining town Coober Pedy; tall, strapping and very outback Australian; character acting, dance and singing ability, mostly all ensemble pieces with one key scene; Male Ensemble (Supporting): 18-40, 18-40 year old males with excellent acting, singing and dance ability; a number of performers are required to play a variety of ensemble characters in the production; tall preferred, over 5ft 10in ideal, any drag experience a plus; must be able to move comfortably in heels. Open Casting Call Oct 18 DANCE CALL FOR MALE ROLES at Ripley Grier (520 8th Ave, Studio 17A) 10am start. Sign-In begins at 9am. Come prepared to dance. We will start with sneakers and move to heels. Bring a picture/resume, stapled together. To submit for a vocal appointment for all roles (male and female) or if unable to attend dance call email priscilla@ebcastingco.com with the subject line: Priscilla NCL [Insert Role Here].

HONG KONG DISNEYLAND – OCT. 24 – CHICAGO - Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is seeking male and female vocalists ready for a life-enriching experience in one of the world's most exciting and exotic locales. Six-month contracts begin Spring 2018 in Hong Kong. Excellent benefits include roundtrip airfare, individual housing with paid utilities, shuttle service to and from work, medical and dental coverage, paid vacations and sick days, plus a competitive salary, a daily living allowance and the Magic of Disney. Seeking—“Nala:” Female, 18+, for Festival of the Lion King; beautiful African Princess. Moves well; pop soprano; “Scar:” Male, 18+, evil uncle to Simba; menacing presence; baritone; “Simba:” Male, 18+, youthful African Prince destined to become King. Moves well; pop tenor; Narrator: Female, 18+, African host who tells the story of The Lion King; soulful pop alto; “Miss Kitty:” Female, 18+, for The Welcome Wagon Show, the sultry and spirited proprietress of the local saloon in the new gold mining town of Grizzly Gulch. Singer-Actress-Street Performer that moves well. A brassy alto, strong G below middle C to C (possibly a mixed C-sharp); “Ariel:” Female, 18+, 5'6"-5'9"; strong dynamic and expressive presence with Principal qualities. Mover with strong upper body/arm presence. Vocal range: G (below middle C) to E (10th above middle C); “Merida:” Female, 18+, 5'5” -5'8"; strong dynamic and expressive presence with Principal qualities. Mover with strong upper body/arm presence. Vocal Range: A (below middle C) to C-sharp (octave above middle C). Pop Sound; Rapunzel/Elsa: Female, 18+, 5'6"-5'9"; strong dynamic and expressive presence with Principal qualities. Mover with strong upper body/arm presence. Vocal range: G (below middle C) to E (10th above middle C); “Tianna:” Female, 18+, 5'5"-5'8"; expressive face and acting abilities with Principle qualities. Strong mover with good upper body and arm presence. Vocal range: G (below middle C) to F (11th above middle C). Open Casting Call Oct 24 at 10:30am (Sign in begins 1 hour before call. Late applicants will not be accepted) at Hubbard Street Dance (1147 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago IL 60607). Performers must be at least 18 years of age and willing to relocate to Hong Kong for the duration of their contract. Bring pix & resume. Prepare two 16 bar selections of a song that best showcases your vocal range, and provide clearly marked sheet music in the correct key for the accompanist. Prerecorded accompaniment tracks or acapella auditions are not allowed. Callbacks the same day. Note: Sign in begins an hour before call. Late applicants will not be accepted. For full audition details, visit www.disneyauditions.com.

 

'HOLIDAY JUBILEE 2017' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 1 - Kevin & Caruso and Mistinguett Productions is casting Holiday Jubilee 2017, a musical revue. Project description: "A holiday and magic show presented in the 1,400-seat theatre at the Tropicana on the boardwalk in Atlantic City. After a six-week, sold-out show last year, we are returning with a revised production with a cast of 12 performers, spectacular costumes, comedy, and a little magic." Rehearsals will run Nov. 6-18. Performances will run Nov. 19-Dec. 24 (six weeks), in Atlantic City NJ. Pays $1,000/week, plus room in hotel with Employee Dining Room (EDR) Privileges, and two days off per week. Seeking—Singers (Supporting): Males & Females, 21-49, casting one male and one female singer, must be vocally versatile, upbeat, fit, and able to do basic stage blocking and choreography. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. To apply, submit pix, résumés & reels via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

 

 

 

OPERA/CHORUS/VOCAL GROUPS:

'MY LIFE With PABLO NERUDA' – OCT. 11 & 12 - Voice Afire Opera-Cabaret is casting mezzo sopranos and tenors for My Life with Pablo Neruda, a 4 act Opera/Cabaret by Ray Luedeke. The text, in English, is adapted from the poetry of Pablo Neruda as well as from My Life with Pablo Neruda by Matilde Urrutia. The company includes two actors and four musicians (violin, cello, clarinet, synthesizer) as well as the two singers. The Voice Afire Opera-Cabaret is a production company which combines actors, singers and instrumentalists to create musical theatre/opera-cabaret on an intimate level, theater integrated with chamber music. Over the last seven years our productions have included "Butterfly's Trouble" (at the 45th St. Theatre, NYC), "Close Embrace" (a tango show for eight performers), "The Magical Singing Drum" (an African show for children), "The Art of Love/Into The Labyrinth" (a multi-media show for two pianists, actor and visuals, Kafka Shorts for two actors and string quartet, and "In Kharms Way" (also for two actors and string quartet). "My Life with Pablo Neruda (aka I Confess, I Have Lived)" was previously performed in workshop in Canada. Rehearses Feb. 25-Mar. 9; performs Mar. 10, 2018 at The National Opera Center in NYC, and Mar. 11 at Symphony Space, NYC. Pays $800 (all inclusive). Actors will receive payment Mar. 11 (the day of the second performance). Seeking—“Pablo Neruda” (Lead): Male, 18+, tenor, range of low C-sharp to high B-flat; “Matilde Urrutia” (Lead): Female, 18+, mezzo-soprano; range, low G-sharp to high A. Auditions by appointment Oct 11 & 12 at Ripley Grier Studios, New York NY 10279. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. For consideration, submit headshot/resume and links to performance recordings. Note: Experience in opera as well as experience in chamber music is desirable. The singers will perform on book at music stands. There will be little or no blocking required. Further information: excerpts from workshop performances of My Life with Pablo Neruda: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr-yGND2Z-Mwww.voiceafire.com Company website: http://www.voiceafire.com

 

'The CAROLERS' – OCT. 16 - The Carolers is casting The Carolers, a four-part harmony Christmas Caroling group. Company states: "We will be singing throughout Manhattan in various outdoor, high-traffic areas, possibly some parties and events, from Thanksgiving through Christmas. This is a great opportunity to build a reel and get in on the ground floor of a new company. Looking to build a strong group with the potential to earn seasonal revenue. Looking for people with experience in choral singing." Rehearses Oct. 23 & 30, and Nov. 6, 13 & 20 (6:30pm-9pm); Production times on a flexible schedule between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Works in NYC. Deferred pay possible. Copy for reel. Seeking—Bass Singer (Lead): Male, 18+, should have a bass range and be familiar with harmonization; Tenor Singer (Lead): Male, 18+, should have a tenor range and be familiar with harmonization. Audition by appointment Oct 16 from 3pm-7pm at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., New York NY). Prepare a short a cappella verse or chorus from a standard carol (ex. "Jingle Bells," "Deck the Halls," "Joy to the World," etc.). Auditions will also include being taught a harmony part on a different carol. Email headshot/resume with your preferred time for an audition appointment via backstage.com or contact The Carolers. Walk-ins will be seen based on availability.

 

CANADIAN MEMORIAL UNITED CHURCH CHOIR – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 20 - Canadian Memorial United Church is casting for Canadian Memorial United Church choir. Project description: "Section leader/soloist needed for a stylistically diverse church choir." Rehearsals and performances are ongoing in Vancouver, BC. Some pay. Seeking—Singer (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, tenor section leader/soloist, must have good sight-reading skills and ability to switch between styles (classical, pop, gospel). Seeking talent from Vancouver, BC. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the church.

St. JOHN PASSION' – OCT. 28 – SCOTTSDALE - MusicaNova Orchestra is casting St. John Passion. Project description: MusicaNova Orchestra, under the direction of music director and principal conductor, Warren Cohen, presents J. S. Bach’s great Eastertide oratorio, St. John Passion, in one performance on the afternoon of Palm Sunday, (March 25, 2018). The work is one of Bach’s most unusual creations, is based on Books 18 and 19 of the Lutheran Bible, and described as ‘more extravagant with an expressive immediacy’ than Bach's other oratorios. Choristers and Soloists will sing selected arias, recits, choruses, and chorales from the work in English, from the New Novello Choral Edition (2003). The audience will be invited to join in singing the hymn-like chorales. Daniel Kurek will serve as chorus master, and will sing the role of the Evangelist. The roles of Jesus and Pilate will be sung by chorister/soloists.” Rehearsals begin Jan. 24, 2018. Performance will be the afternoon of Palm Sunday, March 25 in Scottsdale AZ. Pays $250 for choristers, and $500 soloists-choristers. If cast, you will receive a copy of the score to keep and two comp tickets to the performance. Seeking—Choristers (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, 16 highly skilled singers (4 x SATB), including soloists; singers are expected to prepare their parts individually outside of ensemble rehearsals, so those sessions can focus on refining the challenging choruses and less challenging chorales. The detailed choral rehearsal schedule is on the website; Soloists (Lead): Males & Females, 18+, SATBB sing assigned solos and all the choral numbers; singers are expected to prepare their parts individually outside of ensemble rehearsals, so those sessions can focus on refining the challenging choruses and less challenging chorales. The detailed choral rehearsal schedule is on the website; Jesus and Pilate (Lead): Male, 18+, Bass-Baritone soloists from the chorus, singers are expected to prepare their parts individually outside of ensemble rehearsals, so those sessions can focus on refining the challenging choruses and less challenging chorales, the detailed choral rehearsal schedule is on the website. Audition by appointment Oct 28 from 2pm-7pm at Scottsdale Presbyterian Church (3145 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale AZ 85251; Northeast corner of Hayden and Osborn roads). Be prepared to sing a three to five-minute excerpt from a Baroque aria in any language. Auditioners may be asked to sight-read a passage from the score. An accompanist will be provided, or you may bring your own. Submit a résumé noting your relevant professional experience as a soloist or chorister, and a date conflict list via backstage.com or contact MusicaNova Orchestra (see details on website).

2017 HOLIDAY CAROLING GROUP – OCT. 28 & NOV. 4 – MEDFORD/NYC - The Village Carolers are seeking two Central Jersey/South Jersey/Philadelphia area tenors to join The Village Carolers' 2017 roster. Company states: "We are a professional company sending a cappella quartets around the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. We perform with music, but only use it as an occasional reference. Our singers are not asked to come to multiple unpaid rehearsals, but are expected to learn the music on their own. Links can be provided to rehearsal tracks and the pdf sheet music of our 2017 caroling book. Singers are expected to perform, not just read music passively, for the 67 carols and songs in our current book. They are not difficult arrangements, but must be learned well enough that only an occasional look down to the music might be needed. For some carols, we perform the first verse in the original language and the rest in English. So, familiarity with the pronunciation of German, French, and Latin are vital. Many of our singers are classically trained operatic vocalists, others sing on Broadway. We do not discriminate on any basis. If you are a good performer, a good singer, can be either outside or inside during the month of December, and can sing for a couple of hours (with breaks, of course) then we want to hear from you." Singers must attend one of two available testing rehearsals, either Oct. 28 (Medford NJ) or Nov. 4 (NYC). Pays: $75 for the first hour and $50/subsequent hour. Travel reimbursement is provided if a job is out of your selected region(s), but the $25 added to the first hour covers travel for jobs within your selected region(s). Sometimes multiple performances can be booked in one day. Seeking—Tenor (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 21-70. Auditions by appointment Oct 28 from 2pm-6pm in Medford NJ and Nov 4 from 2pm-6pm in New York NY. Apply by sending a headshot and resume, as well as links to audio/video samples to info@thevillagecarolers.com.

 

'COSÌ FAN TUTTE' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 31 - The London Opera Players is casting the opera, Così fan tutte. Project description: "This will be used for an Italian study course." Rehearsals run Nov. 27-Dec. 8, in Hatfield, UK. Some pay. Seeking—“Ferrando” (Supporting): Male, 18+, a tenor to sing in Italian. Seeking talent from London, Hatfield, England. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the casting group.

'A NIGHT In VENICE' – NOV. 4 & 5 – SANTA CLARA - Lyric Theatre is casting A Night in Venice, an opera composed by Johan Strauss II, with libretto by F. Zell and Richard Genée, with English libretto by Thomas Petiet. Project description: "Everyone in Venice is preparing for the Carnival Eve events, especially to attend the Duke of Urbino’s annual Carnival Ball at his palace. The Duke is a notorious playboy and uses the ball to extend his conquest of the women in attendance. Senator Delaqua is aware of the Duke’s reputation, especially because he witnessed the Duke kissing his beautiful wife, Barbara, during the Ball the previous year. Delaqua plans to send his wife to the convent for the evening to protect her virtue. However, Barbara has decided to attend the Ball and makes secret arrangements without her husband’s knowledge, by sending disguised vendor, Aninna, to the convent in her place. Naturally, great confusion ensues, and in the end the Duke, the Senator, his wife, and all involved learn valuable lessons in love and life." Rehearsals begin April 16, 2018. Performs June 23, in San Jose CA. Seeking—“Guido” (Lead): Male, 18+, the Duke of Urbino, tenor; “Caramello” (Supporting): Male, 18+, tenor; “Bartolomeo Delacqua” (Supporting): Male, 18+, Senator of Venice, high lyric baritone; “Stefano Soporoficao” (Supporting): Male, 18+, Senator of Venice, tenor; “Barbara Delacqua” (Lead): Female, 18+, the Senator Delaqua’s wife, soprano; “Annina” (Lead): Female, 18+, soprano; “Ciboletta” (Supporting): Female, 18+, Delacqua's mistress, soprano. Auditions by appointment Nov 4 & 5 at Lyric Theatre Warehouse (430 Martin Ave., Santa Clara CA 95050). For an audition appointment, visit www.tinyurl.com/y9ahsxc3. Prepare a memorized song to demonstrate your vocal range and skill. An accompanist will be provided; unaccompanied auditions and recorded accompaniment are not allowed. Due to the advanced nature of the lead roles, it is recommended that you sing an opera aria or an aria from operetta. Other song types, such as musical theater or art songs, will be accepted for the chorus only auditions. Although English is preferred, any original song language is acceptable. Callbacks Nov. 8, 7:30pm-10pm at the Lyric Warehouse.

 

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. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the chorus.

 

 

 

 

STAGE SHOWS:

EQUITY, 'ALADDIN' – SEP. 28 & OCT. 12 - Casting for Equity singers and dancers for Aladdin, possible replacements in the currently running Broadway and First National Tour Companies. Alan Menken, music; Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, lyrics; Alan Menken and Chad Beguelin, additional lyrics; Chad Beguelin, book; Synopsis: The New Stage Musical tells the story of a street-smart commoner whose whole life changes with one rub of a magic lamp. This new Aladdin incorporates all of the beloved songs from the film's Oscar®-winning score plus never-before-heard Menken/Ashman songs restored from early drafts of the score. It marks a return to the authors' original vision: a loving homage to the Hope-Crosby road pictures with a score invoking the jazz sound of stars like Cab Calloway and Fats Waller. Ongoing run on Broadway in NYC and tour nationwide. Pays $1974/week. Equity agreement. Seeking—Equity Singers: Males & Females, 18+, excellent male and female singers who dance well to comprise the ensemble and also play featured roles for possible future replacements; we strongly encourage actors of all cultural backgrounds to attend; Equity Dancers Who Sing: males & Females, 18+, excellent male and female dancers with fantastic singing voices to comprise the ensemble and also play featured roles for possible future replacements; we strongly encourage actors of all cultural backgrounds to attend. Equity Chorus Calls Sep 28 at 10am for Equity female singers & 2pm for Equity male singers at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 12th Floor, New York NY 10018) and Oct 12 at 10am for Equity male dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity female dancers who sing (at the same location, on the 4th Floor). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Singers: prepare a traditional up-tempo musical theatre song that shows vocal range. An accompanist will be provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Dancers: Men: Bring jazz shoes, tap shoes, and knee pads. Women: Bring character heels, heeled tap shoes, and flats. You may be asked to stay and sing. Bring sheet music for a traditional up-tempo musical theatre song that shows vocal range. An accompanist will be provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Note that this production will use smoke and haze in accordance with guidelines established with Actors’ Equity Association.

 

EQUITY, THEATREWORKS SILICON VALLEY – OCT. 8 & 9 – REDWOOD CITY - TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is seeking Equity actors and singers for remaining shows in TheatreWorks' 2017/2018 Season of dramas, musicals, comedies and premieres, as well as upcoming seasons and projects in their New Works Initiative and Education programs. Season includes Skeleton Crew (Domenique Morriseau, playwright; Rehearsals begin at Marin Theatre Company on Jan. 2, 2018; performs Jan. 25–Feb. 18, in Marin CA; rehearsals begin at TheatreWorks on Mar. 3; performs Mar. 7–Apr. 1 at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto CA), The Bridges Of Madison County (Jason Robert Brown, music-lyrics; Marsha Norman, book; Robert James Waller, author; Rehearsals begin Mar. 6; performs Apr. 4–29 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts), and Finks (Joe Gilford, playwright; Rehearsals begin May 11; performs June 6–July 1 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts). Shows rehearse and run in Silicon Valley CA. Pays: $887/wk. or $823/wk. Equity LORT Non-Rep B and C Contracts. Seeking—Various Roles: 18+; for The Bridges of Madison County – various roles including “Marian” (Female, early 30s), Robert’s former wife, a musician, may play other women including: Chiara and State Fair Singer; for Finks – various roles including “Mickey Dobbs” (Male, 35-45) He is a song and dance man of the 1950’s. He is Urban, leftist though not overtly political, and very charming. He’s on the brink of having a major career breakthrough with his own comedy show when it is threatened by his being blacklisted. He’s a Danny Kaye type only not as balletic. Actor must have strong comedic chops; “Natalie Meltzer” (Female, 25-35) is a force of nature in the style of a Jewish New Yorker, Emma Goldman trapped in the body of Lucille Ball. She is sexy, strong willed, playful and very persuasive. She is a performer and one of the best voice-over actors of her day She’s also a recruiter for her leftist political groups, landing this role because she’ll use her sexuality and her passions to get who and what she wants. Must be able to sing and dance. Equity Principal Auditions Oct 8 from 10:30am-5pm and Oct 9 from 11am-6pm at TheatreWorks (350 Twin Dolphin Dr., Ste. 127, Redwood City CA 94065; Parking available; Auditions in the rehearsal halls. Enter from the south side of the building). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Visit https://www.theatreworks.org/contact-us/auditions/ before Monday, Oct. 2 at 4pm to request an appointment. Prepare a total of 3 minutes of material: Either one song and one monologue, or two monologues. Bring sheet music in the key you plan to sing, headshot, and resume.

 

'ELF: The MUSICAL' NON-EQUITY NAT'L TOUR – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 9 - Stewart/Whitley is casting the national non-Equity tour of Elf: The Musical. Bob Martin & Tom Meehan, book; Matthew Sklar, music; Chad Beguelin, lyrics; Rehearsals begin on/about Oct. 9 in NYC; previews begin on/about Oct. 23; closes on/about Dec. 31. Compensation package: $900-$1100/wk. Seeking—Female Singing Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): 18-40, all ethnicities, 20s-early 30s. Funny, attractive, and smart. Must be very strong singers and movers, and be able to deliver various comedic bit parts throughout the show. Will cover Emily: Walter's wife and Michael's mother; she is at first overwhelmed by Buddy, but soon embraces him as part of the family; has a witty NY sense of humor; warm; amazing singing voice with a strong belt up to a C. Seeking talent from New York NY. Supply your email address and phone number with your headshot/resume via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'The VULTURES’ SONG' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 9 - Blah Blah Blah Theatre Company is casting the play, The Vultures’ Song. Project description: "A new play by internationally acclaimed writer Mike Kenny that is a universal tale of loss, survival and reconciliation." Rehearsals run Mar. 5-29, in Leeds, UK. Performances run April-June, touring the UK. Some pay. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from Yorkshire, England. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the theatre company.

 

'SMOKEY JOE's CAFÉ' – OCT. 9 & 10 – AUSTIN - TexARTS Theatre is casting the musical revue, Smokey Joe's Café. Production runs Feb. 15-Mar. 4, 2018, in Austin TX. No pay. Seeking—Multiple Roles: Males & Females, 18+. Auditions by appointment Oct 9 from 6pm-10pm and Oct 10 from 6pm-10pm at TexARTS (2300 Lohman's Spur, STE 160, Austin TX 78734). Prepare two 16-32 bar cuts of 50's-60's pop songs in the style of the show: one up-tempo & one ballad. Songs from the show are allowed. Bring accompaniment music as well. Bring pix & résumés. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

 

'ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW SHADOWCAST' – OCT. 10 – WACO - Waco Civic Theatre is casting the production, Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadowcast. Production runs Oct. 29, in Waco TX. No pay. Seeking—Multiple Roles: Males & Females, 18+. Audition by appointment Oct 10 at Waco Civic Theatre, Waco TX. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

 

'FIVE CAROLS For CHRISTMAS' & 'JINGLEJACKS' – OCT. 10 & 11 – MIDVALE - West Jordan Theater Arts & The Sugar Factory Playhouse is two original one-act musicals, Five Carols for Christmas and JingleJacks. Jim Christensen, books & lyrics; Kenneth Plain, composer; Project description: “Five Carols for Christmas takes place in 1954, featuring five best friends – all named Carol, each with a different spelling – preparing for their holiday gala at the local community center on the worst weather day of the year. When the power goes out just as the women are rushing off for their performance, the plot becomes not only complicated, but absolutely hilarious. “JingleJacks is the wild tale of four musical lumberjack YouTube stars who broadcast a variety show from the Canadian wilderness and are known as The JingleJacks. The story begins with our heroes returning from a day in the woods to prepare for their live, on-line, boy-band show. Their performances include a variety of styles – rap, barbershop, classical quartet, and Irish and Russian carols, to name a few.” Rehearsals are typically held Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday nights (about 7pm-9pm), and Saturday mornings (about 9am-12noon), but will be adjusted to meet the needs of the production. Performances run Dec. 7, 8, 9, 11, 15, 16 & 18 at 7:30pm, with a 2pm matinee on Dec. 9 at the Midvale Performing Arts Center (695 West Center Street, Midvale UT). Seeking—All Roles: females ages 18-40, males ages 18-30, and a male or female who can play piano very well. Open Casting Calls Oct 10 from 7pm-8:30pm and Oct 11 from 7pm-8:30pm at The Old West Jordan Library (1970 West 7800 South, West Jordan UT 84088). Come prepared to sing 16 measures of an upbeat Broadway tune, or a Christmas song with an upbeat twist/spin. An accompanist will be provided. Solo expertise and four- and five-part harmonizing will be required for the shows. Callbacks will consist of cold-reading from the script and singing songs from the show.

 

'FUN HOME' & 'RAGTIME' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 11 - Midtown Arts Center is specific roles for Midtown Arts Center 2017-18 Season, which includes: Fun Home (Rehearses Jan. 2-17, 2018; runs Jan. 18-Mar. 17, 4 shows/wk.) and Ragtime (Rehearses Mar. 2–22; runs Mar. 23-May 26 runs through May 26, 4 shows/wk.). Productions run at MAC, in Fort Collins, CO. Equity members will be hired under the Equity Guest Artist Agreement, pending Equity approval. Compensation: $450+/wk. Nonunion actors wait tables one-and-a-half hours prior to showtime and deliver drinks and desserts at intermission. Compensation for nonunion actors: $350-$450/wk. (show salary for nonunion: $200/wk. plus free shared housing, Internet, utilities, and use of shared company car, and an additional $150-$250 in weekly tips). Seeking—for Ragtime - “Sarah Brown Eyes” (Lead): Female, 16-35, alto; for Fun Home – Adult “Alison” (Lead): Female, 30-50, narrator who reflects on her own life and her relationship with her father before his tragic death; must be a strong singer, range low E to light belt C-sharp. Must be willing to cut/color hair; “Bruce” (Lead): Male, 35-55, an English teacher and funeral home director, who spends his spare time on the historic restoration of his home; complex man with a hot temper as a result of years of repression; can be caring and attentive to his children but is also quick to anger; strong singer, range B to G. Seeking talent from New York NY. Auditions by appointment only. Submit a headshot, resume, and video via Backstage. For those outside of NYC, submit a headshot, resume, and a video with 2 contrasting musical theatre songs and a short dance reel/clip to casting@midtownartscenter.com.

 

ALADDIN Ft. JASMINE, 'A WHOLE NEW WORLD' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 11 - Callback Reels is seeking someone to play the role of “Aladdin,” singing alongside the actress-production coordinator playing Jasmine. Shoots Oct. 4-10 (based on schedules) in L.A. Pays: $50 plus free recording and copy of music video. Seeking—“Aladdin” (Lead): Male, 18-39, theatrical singing required. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. To speed up the process, send singing videos or audio/video recordings via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN' – OCT. 11 & 12 – MAGNA - Empress Theatre is casting You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, a musical. Project description: "Spend a day in the life of Charlie Brown, made up of little moments from Valentine’s Day to baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed in with the lives of his friends! Based on the beloved comic strip by Charles Schultz. Sally Brown joins Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, and Snoopy in this charming revue of vignettes and songs." Performances run Jan. 19-Feb. 3, 2018 in Magna UT. No pay. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 7+. Open Casting Calls Oct 11 from 7pm-9pm and Oct 12 from 7pm-9pm at Empress Theatre (9104 W. 2700 S., Magna UT 84044). Prepare an audition song of 32 bars in the style of the show. Bring a track or pianist; no a cappella singing. You may be asked to read from sides provided. Dancers are encouraged to come prepared to dance on Oct. 14 at 8am. Bring a list of conflicts from Oct. 15-Feb. 3.

 

EQUITY, 'KING KONG' – OCT. 12, 13 & 17 - Global Creatures is casting the upcoming Developmental Lab production of King Kong. Synopsis: King Kong is a story about the price of ambition told through the legendary tale of the capture and killing of a giant ape. Set during the Great Depression of the 1930s, King Kong is told through the eyes of a young woman who comes to New York seeking fame and fortune and learns the true value of humanity from her experience with a wordless beast. Eddie Perfect, songs; Jack Thorne, writer; Lab runs Nov. 27-Dec. 17. Anticipated Broadway run to follow; rehearsals begin on or around July 30, 2018; opens fall 2018 in NYC. Pays: $1000/wk. Equity Developmental Lab Contract. Seeking—“Ann:” Female, 20-29, vocal style: strong R&B, pop belt, should also have an intimate, sweet mix sound. A farm girl who comes to New York City full of dreams to be an actress and finds her dreams dashed by closed doors and the poverty of the Depression. Her ambition tears at her moral framework as she embarks on a transcontinental adventure that changes her life. Her combination of fierce determination to succeed, courage, and empathy make her a force to be reckoned with; “Carl:” Male, 27-39, strong contemporary baritone. Any ethnicity. An aspiring filmmaker who wants to make dreams, create wonder, and become the most powerful film director in the world. An adventurer who finds romance in high seas and faraway lands and will do anything, no matter how callous or morally reprehensible, to achieve greatness. He is fun and funny. Unaware of the impact his actions have on others; Male & Females Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): 20-39, a company of diverse, energetic, and hotblooded chameleons: in the daylight they should represent the vibrant multicultural fabric of modern-day New York, but at night they become the eerie creatures of Skull Island and the tireless sailors that battle a brutal sea voyage. Must be excellent dancers and singers. Members of the ensemble will cover the following three principal roles: Ann, Carl, and Lumpy. Lumpy: 30s-40s; strong character baritone; a lovely man who has been slapped in the face more times than a clown and has the face to prove it; Lumpy always gets up and gets on and tries to do his best; has worked with Carl for many years, mostly because Carl keeps him paid; but unlike others who are swept up in Carl's latest promises, Lumpy remains a realist and a moral man; he knows what is right and tries to uphold it; Male & Female Dancers Who Sing (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, a company of diverse, energetic, and hotblooded chameleons: in the daylight they should represent the vibrant multicultural fabric of modern-day New York, but at night they become the eerie creatures of Skull Island and the tireless sailors that battle a brutal sea voyage. Must be excellent dancers and singers. Members of the ensemble will cover the following three principal roles: Ann, Carl, and Lumpy. Lumpy: 30s-40s; strong character baritone; a lovely man who has been slapped in the face more times than a clown and has the face to prove it; Lumpy always gets up and gets on and tries to do his best; has worked with Carl for many years, mostly because Carl keeps him paid; but unlike others who are swept up in Carl's latest promises, Lumpy remains a realist and a moral man; he knows what is right and tries to uphold it. Equity Principal Audition Oct 12 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018); Equity Chorus Calls Oct 13 at 10am for Equity male singers & 2pm for Equity female singers at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 4th fl., New York NY 10018) and Oct 17 at 10am for Equity male dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity female dancers who sing at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018). EPA: EPA procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Singers: ECC procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a 16-bar cut of a song from the current R&B/pop world that tells a story. Bring pix & resume, stapled together. Dancers Who Sing: ECC procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided.

 

'SOUTH PACIFIC' – OCT. 13 DEADLINE - Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Inc. is casting Equity performers for South Pacific, adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "Tales of the South Pacific" by James Michener. Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan, book; Richard Rodgers, music; Oscar Hammerstein II, lyrics; Rehearsals begin Feb. 23, 2018; runs Mar. 8-25 in Jupiter FL. Pays $887/wk. Equity Non-Rep LORT B Agreement. Seeking—“Nellie Forbush:” Female, 25-30, legit mezzo low A to C, dance; fresh faced innocent good hearted young nurse from Arkansas; she has energy to spare and determined optimism; in the course of the show, her beliefs are challenged and what seemed innocent becomes naïve and overly simplistic as she grows into a richer woman; “Emile deBecque:” Male, 40-59, operatic bass, French accent; a mature, sophisticated French planter with a discreet past, he has made a beautiful home for his two bi-racial children on a lush plantation; when he meets the unprotected and unedited Nellie, he is forced to reckon with ghosts of the past, and realities of the present; “Lt. Joseph Cable:” Male, 25-30, tenor E to high G; an extremely handsome and intelligent Lieutenant with a bright future in the US Navy, he is awoken to the harsh realities of racism and the rules of war in the 1940’s; “US Marine Luther Billis:” Male, 40-59, baritone, comic role; a lovable character who provides his fellow marines with much-needed comic relief; does not respect authority; enterprising, stubborn; adores Nellie; “Bloody Mary:” Female, 40-59, mezzo, low G to high F, comedic; Polynesian woman, mother of Liat, she is a shrewd merchant who makes a fortune off the sailors, all in the service of giving her jewel of a daughter a promising future; “Ngana:” Female, 6-12, Emile's Polynesian child; sing and speak in French; “Jerome:” Male, 6-12, Emile's Polynesian child; sing and speak in French; Ensemble: 18+, plays sailors, nurses, etc. Seeking talent from New York NY. Seeking submissions from AEA members. AEA members must submit themselves directly in order to be considered via this posting (no agent or third-party submissions). For consideration, mail picture and resume by Oct. 13 to Bob Cline, 2214 Frederick Douglass Blvd., Suite 327, re: South Pacific submission, New York NY 10026.

 

'CABARET The MUSICAL' – OCT. 14 – SAN FRANCISCO - The Great Star Theater/theTRIBE Productions is casting Cabaret the Musical. Director states: "After sold-out runs in Los Angeles (2014) and San Francisco (2014, 2017), theTRIBE Productions' revival of Cabaret the Musical is returning, bigger than ever, for a final encore run in SF's historic Great Star Theater. While many of the original cast is slated to return, we do have empty spots to fill, including lead and secondary roles! This revival gives every character increased stage time and a noticeable character arc, so there isn't a bad role." Rehearsals will be held in San Francisco proper (The Castro, Chinatown, and SoMa) starting in October. Rehearsals will be spread out to account for time off for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's before tech week begins Jan. 8. Performances will be Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm & Sundays at 7pm from Jan. 12-21 at The Great Star Theater on the Chinatown/North Beach border, San Francisco CA. Guaranteed stipends of between $270 and $330 will be provided (based on role), in addition to contracted profit share of the show's sales. Director states: "theTRIBE is named as such to promote a sense of artistic togetherness; the show's success is everyone's success." Seeking—“Fraulein Schneider” (Lead): Female, 45+, two solos, two duets. 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” (Lead): Male, 45+, one main solo and a major duet. Vocal range: low G to high F, tenor; one of Fraulein Schneider’s roomers and the proprietor of a fruit shop; Jewish; comfortable with stage movement and light dance; speaks with a German accent; “Fraulein Kost” (Lead): Female, 21-40, one main solo, increased character arc in this production. Vocal range: low A-flat to high F, alto/mezzo; another of Fraulein Schneider’s roomers, she earns money by offering favors to men, presentation of the character should exhibit a strong sexual comfort and commanding nature; comfortable with stage movement; speaks with a German accent. Dances burlesque number with "Fritzie," "Emcee," and "Bobby" that involves burlesque pasties with tassels. No full toplessness or bottoms smaller than full coverage bikini briefs and stockings/garter belt; Male Kit Kat Dancers/Bobby/Victor: 21-40, two male performers will be cast as Kit Kat Klub featured characters (both including lines) Bobby and Victor (Supporting); seeking strong singers in all voice parts; should be comfortable with portraying free in gender depictions; dance skills required. Burlesque, magic, juggling, circus talents a bonus. Audition by appointment Oct 14 from 3:45pm-7:45pm at The Great Star Theater (636 Jackson St., San Francisco CA). Submit electronically to be provided with an audition track and sides. You will be assigned one song from the show to perform a verse of at the audition, as well as sides to read (no need to memorize). For characters that require dancing, you will be taught a 30-second dance at the audition.

 

'The LAST FIVE YEARS' – OCT. 14 – HAMMONTON - The Eagle Theatre is casting the musical, The Last Five Years. Jason Robert Brown, composer/lyricist/book writer; Production description: "An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about a man and a woman who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The musical’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy telling her story backwards while Jamie tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show. Don’t miss the Eagle’s fresh take on this contemporary classic!" Previews May 30 & 31. Runs June 1–July 1. All rehearsals & performances will take place in Hammonton NJ. Some pay. One contract will be AEA, and one will be Nonunion. EMC points are available for Non-Equity performers. Seeking—“Cathy” (Lead): Female, 18+; “Jamie” (Lead): Male, 18+. Audition by appointment Oct 14 from 10am-4pm at Eagle Theatre (208 Vine Street, Hammonton NJ 08037). To schedule an in-person audition on Oct. 14, specify the approximate time you’d like to be seen, between 10am-4pm. To apply, submit a recording of yourself singing two 32 bar cuts from the show via backstage.com or contact the theatre. Detail if you are Union, EMC, or nonunion, and if you would require housing. Video submissions strongly encouraged. Casting states: "We will do our best to accommodate your request. Due to the overwhelming anticipated responses, not everyone will be seen."

 

'ANNIE' – OCT. 14 & 15 – PHOENIX - Scottsdale Musical Theater Company is casting Annie, with guest stars Bronson Pinchot as Daddy Warbucks, Heather Morris as Lily St. Regis, and Broadway favorite Kaitlin Hopkins as Miss Hannigan. Project description: "Follows the adventures of everyone’s favorite little comic-strip orphan." Producers state: "SMTC prides itself on presenting affordable theatrical productions of famous Broadway shows in their entire original Broadway versions. All of our shows feature well-known guest stars from TV, Film and Broadway, professional sets and costumes, great local talent and a full live 20+ piece orchestra so that these shows can be heard and appreciated as they were originally meant to be." Rehearsals begin Nov. 18. Performances run Jan. 3-7, 2018 in Scottsdale AZ. $150 stipend. Seeking—“Daddy Warbucks” Understudy (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 35+, casting a “rehearsal” Daddy Warbucks who will also be cast in the ensemble, this actor will need to be able to act and sing the role of Daddy Warbucks for all initial rehearsals until Bronson Pinchot arrives for his scheduled rehearsal period, which is only the last week before performances, this actor will also be responsible for working with Bronson to help him learn blocking, staging, exits and entrances, etc. in addition to his ensemble parts; “Miss Hannigan” Understudy (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 30+, casting a “rehearsal” Miss Hannigan who will also be cast in the ensemble, this actress will need to be able to act and sing the role of Miss Hannigan for all initial rehearsals until Kaitlin Hopkins arrives for her scheduled rehearsal period, which is only the last 10 days before performances, this actress will also be responsible for working with Kaitlin to help her learn blocking, staging, exits and entrances, etc. in addition to her ensemble parts; Orphans (Supporting): Female, Molly (6-8), Kate (9-11), Tessie (10-12), Pepper (11-13), July (13-15) & Duffy (13-15), must have strong vocal and acting skills, and must have solid dancing skills and good stage presence; “Bert Healy” (Supporting): Male, 30-35, a radio star who helps Annie, he’s a crooner, strong vocal requirement and solid stage presence required, tenor, does not need to attend the dance call; “FDR” (Supporting): Male, 45-55, needs strong vocal and acting skills, needs to look very presidential (in a wheelchair, of course), baritone/tenor, does not need to attend the dance call; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 20-49, all minor roles will come from the ensemble, ensemble will all have multiple parts including Warbucks’ staff, Hooverville, NYC, etc., this production will have a smaller, very well used ensemble, need to have strong vocal, acting and movement abilities, all vocal ranges. Auditions by appointment Oct 14, Children auditions begin at 10am; adults begin at 3pm and Oct 15, Children auditions begin at 3pm; adults begin at 7pm at Conservatory of Dance (13637 N. Tatum Blvd., southeast corner of Tatum & Thunderbird, next to Starbucks, Phoenix AZ 85032). To reserve an audition time slot, email SMTC or call 602/909-4215. Everyone needs to reserve a specific singing time. Singing/acting auditions will be assigned every five minutes. Prepare two contrasting vocal selections, 32 bars or less, in an appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided. Do not sing anything from the show. No CDs or a cappella singing will be allowed. You may also be asked to do a monologue, not to exceed one minute, so have one prepared. Everyone who auditions needs to attend the dance call (except Bert & FDR roles). Wear dance appropriate clothes and shoes. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'QUEEN BOUDICCA, A METAL OPERA' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 15 - MetalBardicCircleLLC is casting Queen Boudicca, a Metal Opera, based on a true story of passion, honor, and stunning violence; a tale best told by combining the strident boldness of ancient Celtic music with the modern brutality of heavy metal. "Queen Boudicca" combines the intensity of a metal concert with the dramatic sensibilities of traditional opera, Celtic folk, and musical theater to create a hybrid theatrical experience that is truly unique (www.queenboudiccametalopera.com). Rehearses Sundays (2pm-6pm); Mon. & Thurs. (6:30pm-10pm) (No rehearsals Oct. 1 or Oct. 15) at Berklee College of Music in Boston MA; techs Oct. 17-19; performs Oct. 20-22 at The Regent Theatre (regenttheatre.com) in Arlington MA. Pays: $100 per show plus food during tech week. Seeking—“Prasutagus” (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18-40, King, husband of Boudicca, easy baritone range - no extreme vocals; can also double as Roman Soldier; Four Roman Soldiers (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18-40, male choir style singing, no extreme vocals. Seeking talent from Providence RI; Boston MA. To apply, submit via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'A CHRISTMAS STORY' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 15 - Regional Theatre of the Palouse is casting the musical, A Christmas Story. Performances run Nov. 2-12, at the Regional Theatre of the Palouse Located in Pullman WA. Pays $500-1,000, plus travel and housing. Seeking—“Old Man Parker” (Supporting): Male, 45+. Seeking talent from Pullman WA. To apply, submit résumé & video audition piece of yourself singing 16-32 bars via backstage.com or contact the theatre.

 

'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' – OCT. 15 – GLENDALE - Glendale Centre Theatre is casting A Christmas Carol, the 52nd annual production at the Glendale Centre Theatre. Rehearsals begin Nov. 11; runs Nov. 24-Dec. 24 at the Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 N. Orange St., in Glendale CA. Pays $300 for the run of the show. Seeking—Various Lead & Ensemble Roles: Males & Females, 5-80, male and female singers-actors; many character roles to be cast from. Audition by appointment Oct 15 from 11am-3pm at Glendale Centre Theatre (324 N Orange St., Glendale CA 91203). For an audition appointment, visit https://castingmanager.com/audition/info/221. If you have any questions, call 818/244-8481 (Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm).

 

'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 16 - Metropolis Performing Arts Centre is casting A Christmas Carol, a musical. Project description: "This year's adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol' contains all the elements that combine to make Charles Dickens' story a beloved holiday classic. However, unlike most versions, the Metropolis' production adds the warmth and humor that is characteristic of the novel, but is so often absent from stage adaptations. This is accomplished through the addition of a story-teller, Bob Cratchit, who shares Scrooge's story with Tiny Tim and the rest of the Cratchit family." Rehearsals begin Oct. 16-Nov. 13. Runs Nov. 29-Dec. 27, in Arlington Heights IL. Some pay. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): 6+. Seeking talent from Arlington Heights IL. Adults should prepare 16-32 bars of a holiday carol or a musical theatre song in the style of the show/era that demonstrates your vocal ability. Also, prepare a one-minute comedic contemporary monologue, and a one-minute monologue in the style of A Christmas Carol. Children should prepare 16 bars of a holiday carol or a musical theatre song in the style of the show/era that demonstrates your vocal ability. Also, prepare a one-minute memorized monologue, story, or poem in the style of the show/era. An accompanist will be provided. You must audition and bring an updated headshot & résumé, even if you have been seen at Metropolis in past seasons. Dance calls will occur during A Christmas Carol’s designated callback days. To apply, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'A STAR Is DEAD' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 16 - Metropolis Performing Arts Centre is casting A Star is Dead, a play. Project description: "At the auditions for Otto Oppenheimer's newest film The 11th Commandment, or P.S. From God, the prop gun goes off "accidentally" and kills the leading man. Detective Paddy O'Furniture must find out who the murderer is. Was it the assistant to the director who despises the star? Was it his ageing leading lady who's reliving her glory days? Perhaps it was his forgotten fiancee, originally promised the lead? It could be the director himself, who hates just about everyone and everything? From cocktail hour to dessert, Detective O'Furniture will interview his suspects and other auditionees for the film (audience participants) to unveil the true murderer." Rehearsals begin October 16. Show Oct. 26. More shows possible, TBD. Some pay. Seeking talent from Chicago IL Please prepare two comedic contemporary monologues no more than one minute a piece. To apply visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'BAGELS From BENNY: The MUSICAL!' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 16 - 92nd Street Y is casting the world premiere of Bagels From Benny, a warm and welcoming musical for the whole family. Rebecca Schoffer, writer-dir.; Joel Esher, composer; Follow young Benny on his journey as he discovers how to make the world a better place and give back to those in need. Based on the book by Aubrey Davis. Rehearsals begin Oct. 17 (Tues-Thurs. evenings; weekend rehearsals possible); tech runs Nov. 29 (12noon-3pm) and/or Nov. 30 (12:30pm-4:30pm), Dec. 1 (3pm-7pm), and Dec. 6 (12noon-6pm) or 7 (12noon-6pm); performs Dec. 8 (at 1pm), 10 (at 2pm), and 17 (at 4pm). Actors should be available at least 3 hours before showtime on show days. Rehearses and runs at the 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. in NYC. Pay is TBD. Seeking—Grandpa (Lead): Male, 30+, Age, approx. 70 yrs, but actor can be younger, and wear age makeup. (Grey hair and beard a plus, but not required); A warm, big-hearted, and wise grandfather, who owns a bagel shop on the Lower East Side in the early 1900s; “Benny” (Lead): Male, around 9 years old; however, production will most likely cast an adult actor who has a youthful voice and energy. A young inquisitive mind; energetic, enthusiastic; loves his Grandpa and loves helping him early every morning in the bakery; goes on a journey to try and thank God, expecting an answer; discovers that the best way to show his thanks, is through helping others and making the world a better place; Ensemble (Supporting): Males & Females 18+, Mr. Gold, Ms. Silver, Mrs. Green, The ensemble plays a big part in this show. They are in almost every musical number, and carry a lot of sung narration as well. Seeking animated singer/actor/dancers with tap experience. Seeking talent from New York NY. Send a video audition with 16 bars of a traditional musical theater song and short monologue, and resume/headshot to bagelsfrombennymusical@gmail.com.

 

EQUITY, 'A NIGHT With JANIS JOPLIN' – OCT. 16 - Rock & Rock Productions, LLC is casting Equity performers for A Night With Janis Joplin. Randy Johnson, writer-dir.; Rehearsals begin Oct. 27; runs Nov. 18, 2017-February 2018 (with hiatus from Nov. 19-Jan. 7) in NYC. Pays $611/wk. Equity Short Engagement Touring Tier 6 Agreement. Seeking—Joplinaires: Female, 20-45, four performers portray Janis’ musical icons over the years including: Etta James, Bessie Smith, Nina Simone, Odetta, and Aretha Franklin; not looking for impersonators; one of these actresses will sing "Summertime" in the original key; strong Blues, Rock, and Legit vocal skills required. Equity Chorus Call Oct 16 at 2:30pm at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W 46th St., 16th Fl., New York NY 10036). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a gospel/R&B/rock/soul selection, in the style of any of the women listed on the breakdown. Accompanist provided. Bring picture and resume.

 

UNTITLED FULL-LENGTH DARK COMEDY MUSICAL – OCT. 16 – LOS ANGELES - MT Smith Casting is seeking actor-singers with strong comedic chops to participate in a first reading/pre-workshop of an untitled, full-length, dark comedy musical. Synopsis: This musical is about a middle-aged woman's struggle to change her life for the better through unconventional and often lethal means. Casting states: "This is the first step in the production process and will eventually become a fully-staged musical." Rehearsal date(s) TBD; first reading/pre-workshop is set for mid-November in L.A. No pay. Participants will receive credit and will qualify for final callbacks for the fully produced staged reading in Jan./Feb. 2018. Seeking—“Joy” (Lead): Female, 35-50, overweight; misguidedly confident and aloof; gospel/pop voice; “Niev” (Lead): Female, 25-40, beautiful and peace-loving, but immodest spiritual guru of a nondescript ethnic background; legit/pop voice; “Lance” (Lead): Male, 35-50, extremely handsome, muscular, and suave ex-pro football player; rock/pop voice; “Ned” (Lead): Male, 30-50, a scrawny and sexually repressed, but incessantly doting husband; R&B/pop voice; “Chris” (Lead): Male, 35-60, shabby and unkempt, but focused; exhibits military-like discipline and force; rock/pop voice; “Nate” (Supporting): Male, 35-50, Chris' loyal sidekick and hype man; rock/pop voice; Fate/Mother: Female, 35-70, ethereal, elegant, and wise; legit voice; “Evangeline” (Supporting): Female, 25-40, tightly wound, depressed, and pregnant; pop voice; “Jon” (Supporting): Male, 25-40, laid-back and frustrated; aspiring bass player; rock/pop voice; “Gale” (Supporting): Female, 35-60, slightly overweight; paranoid and nervous; pop/belt voice; “Caleb” (Supporting): Male, 30-45, a lover, not a fighter; has a strong addiction to prescription pills; pop voice; “Darinda’ (Supporting): Female, 25-40, sexy, sultry, and heartbroken; pop voice. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Audition sides will be sent to you via email. Provide a self-tape of your best 32 bars. In-person auditions are slated for Oct. 16. More info to come. Send self-tapes to thehealingmusical@gmail.com.

 

EQUITY, 'ENTOMOLOGIST LOVE STORY' – OCT. 16 – SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco Playhouse is casting Entomologist Love Story by Melissa Ross. Rehearses Apr. 17-June 23, 2018 in San Francisco CA. Pays $632/wk. Equity Bay Area Theatre Contract. Seeking—“Betty:” 30-39, great sense of humor, perceptive & emotional, comes off abrasively, intelligent, but not successful in love. Totally in love with Jeff; “Jeff:” 30-39, intelligent and sweet, looking to make a relationship work, and totally in love/used to be in love with Betty; “Lindsey:” 30-39, adorable, focused on her relationship, a tad bland, but nice; “Andy:” 30-39, tattooed & bespectacled janitor, has been divorced and is beginning to look for love. Equity Principal Audition Oct 16 from 9am-5pm at San Francisco Playhouse (Rehearsal Space, 323 Geary St., 2nd Fl., Ste. #211, San Francisco CA 94102). If you were seen at the TBA generals, it is not necessary to come again to this audition. You may be called in for an audition. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For an audition appointment email bebe@sfplayhouse.org. Prepare one, two-minute contemporary monologue of your choice. We may ask to see a second contrasting piece (or sing a capella) if there is time. No musical accompaniment will be provided. Bring a copy of your headshot and resume. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

 

EQUITY, 2017 HOLIDAY SHOW & 2018 SPRING SEASON – OCT. 16 - Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre is casting male and female dancer-singers for the 25th Annual Beef & Boards Christmas Show. Casting male and female actors, dancers, and singers for the productions in the 2018 spring season. Shows include: Beef & Boards Christmas Show (Rehearsals begin Nov. 11; runs Nov. 24-Dec. 23), Mamma Mia! (Rehearsals begin Jan. 20, 2018; runs Feb. 1-Apr. 8), Singin' in the Rain (Rehearsals begin Mar. 31; runs Apr. 12-May 26), and Annie (Rehearsals begin May 19; runs May 31-July 15). Season rehearses and runs in Indianapolis IN. Pays: $600/wk. Equity Dinner Theatre Contract. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 18+ Equity Principal Audition Oct 16 from 11am-6pm (lunch 2pm-2:30pm) at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre (9301 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis IN 46268). Dance & movement callback later the same day.

 

EQUITY, 'A NIGHT With JANIS JOPLIN' – OCT. 16 - Rock & Rock Productions, LLC is seeking Equity submissions for the lead role in a touring production of A Night With Janis Joplin. Randy Johnson, writer-dir.; Rehearses on/about Oct. 27; runs through Nov. 18, with hiatus from Nov. 19-Jan. 7, 2018; closes in February 2018. Pays $611/wk. Equity Short Engagement Touring Tier 6 Agreement. Seeking—“Janis Joplin” (Lead): Female, 18+, 20s to 30s. A Force of nature, a genuine spirit, “a white chick singin’ the blues", an original. The rock and roll legend. Great, authentic rock & roll/blues voice with incredible range and vocal cords of steel. Must be a natural actress, highly charismatic with a superb sense of humor and irony - as well as genuine star quality. This actress should be able to channel the spirit of this rock legend, without impersonation. We are hiring a primary JANIS and an alternate. The alternate will play an average of two shows per week. Equity Principal Audition Oct 16 from 9:30am-1:30pm at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). Bring in a song in the style of Janis Joplin. Accompanist provided. Bring picture and resume.

 

'PLAID TIDINGS' – OCT. 16 & 17 – AMARILLO - Amarillo Little Theatre is casting the musical, Plaid Tidings. Production runs Dec. 7-17 in Amarillo TX. No pay. Seeking—Multiple Roles: Male, 16-39. Auditions by appointment Oct 16 at 7:30pm and Oct 17 at 7:30pm at Amarillo Little Theatre (Amarillo TX). Auditions will consist of a 60-second vocal selection (in the style of the show), and possible cold readings from the script. Everyone auditioning will be asked to learn and perform a short dance routine to be taught by the choreographer. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

 

EQUITY, 'AVENUE Q' – OCT. 17 - Nebraska Repertory Theatre is seeking Equity actors for various roles in Nebraska Repertory Theatre's upcoming production of Avenue Q. Rehearsals begin Jan. 29, 2018 (Tues.-Fri., 5pm-10pm; Sun., 10am-3pm); runs Mar. 1-16 (Tues.-Sat. at 7:30pm; Sun. at 2pm). Show rehearses and runs in Lincoln, NE. Pays: $600/week. Equity SPT Cat. 7 Contract. Seeking—Princeton/Rod: Male, 20-29, Princeton is a sweet, charming, cute, and sincere. Has recently moved to Avenue Q where he learns life lessons the hard way from puppets and humans alike; loveable and appealing. Rod is a conservative, uptight investment banker who is a closeted homosexual. Trying to come to terms with his sexuality with the help of Nicky, his best friend and roommate. Must be a strong singer-actor with great comedic timing and the ability to differentiate these characters with specific voices and physicalities. Vocal style: contemporary musical theatre with a pop flair. Must be able to sustain a High G comfortably. Puppeteer skills a plus but not necessary; Nicky/Trekkie Monster/Bad Idea Bear: Male, 30-40, Nicky is an unemployed, cute thirty-something slacker who is Rod’s roommate. Charming and undeniably cute, he has no problems with Rod being gay. Trekkie Monster lives on Avenue Q in the same building that Princeton moves into; an odd monster who has a big heart, he invested in the internet and is secretly a millionaire. Bear is a cute and charming little boy bear who, with the help of his counterpart, Girl Bear, is a very bad influence on Princeton. Must be a strong singer-actor with great comedic timing and the ability to differentiate these characters with specific voices and physicalities. Vocal style: contemporary musical theatre with a pop flair. Must be able to sustain a High A comfortably. Strong puppeteer skills a plus but not necessary; Christmas Eve: Female, 20-29, Christmas Eve wants to be a therapist and lives on Avenue Q with her Jewish husband Brian. She is smart, blunt and edgy, but also nurturing and kind. Must be a strong singer-actress with great comedic timing. Vocal style: Must have a strong belt to an E-flat in the style of a torch song; “Brian:” Male, 30-45, Brian is a chubby, laid-back, wannabe comedian who doesn’t mind being unemployed. A good guy with a relaxed attitude who everyone always likes. Easy to be around. Married to Christmas Eve, who is constantly badgering him to get a job. Must be a strong singer-actor with great comedic timing. Vocal style: contemporary musical theatre with a pop flair. Equity Principal Audition Oct 17 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Actors will be asked to sing a song from the score based on the character auditioning for. Prepare one music side, which can be obtained in advance at the following link: http://go.unl.edu/ssaa. The music sides will also be available at the audition. An accompanist will be provided. Those being considered for puppet roles may be asked to sing their song while bringing a puppet to life. Bring picture and resume.

 

'NOEL: A BROOKLYN CHRISTMAS STORY' – POSSIBLE DATES: OCT. 17, 20, 22 & 24 - Stages on the Sound is casting all roles in Noel: A Brooklyn Christmas Story, an original musical for children. The show is recommended for children in grades 1-5, but will be seen by kids in grades K-6 over the course of the run. The music has a folksy feel to it and the actors will accompany themselves and each other. Rehearsals begin Nov. 8 (during the day); no rehearsals Nov. 23-24 (for Thanksgiving); runs Nov. 27-Dec. 22 in NYC. (Performances are mostly during the day, either at one of our spaces in Brooklyn or Queens, with students being bused in, or at touring venues throughout the region; there will also be some after-school and weekend performances). Pays: $275/wk. (5-to 6-wk. contract, including rehearsals). Seeking—“Patrick” (Lead): Male, 18-30, a boy around 12-14. He is thoughtful and kind. He is passionate about his family, his heritage, and his community. He can be funny and serious, scared and brave. Like most boys his age, he is capable of great things, and prone to poor decisions. He came to Brooklyn in the 1840s from Ireland, when he was around 5 or 6 years old; “Noel” (Lead): Female, 18-30, a girl around 12-15 years old, but through most of the play, she is disguised as a boy. She is fiercely independent, and not used to people showing her kindness. She has had to fend for herself since she was a little girl, and sometimes dresses as a boy for her safety; Bishop/Offstage Voice (Supporting): Male, 30-55, actor playing the Bishop will also play an offstage voice and provide other backstage support as needed during the show. The Bishop is a kind, fatherly figure who also has a sense of humor. Seeking talent from New York NY. Possible audition dates: Oct. 17, 20, 22, and/or 24 (6pm-10pm). Note your availability for all production dates in your submission. Prepare a short monologue and a song. For the song, keep in mind the music is more folksy in nature, not your typical show tunes. Seeking for actors/singers who can also play guitar (or banjo, uke, etc.). This is especially important for the character of Patrick. If you can play, we ask that you accompany yourself at the audition so we can hear you play as well as sing. There will not be an accompanist provided. For more info, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

DRUNK MUSICALS Presents 'LITTLE MERMAID’ – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 18 - KM Productions is casting Drunk Musicals, a monthly show to be featured at The West End Lounge. Note: Seeking male/female singer-actors over 21 with great comedic timing. Men and women of color and different ethnicities are highly encouraged to submit. Actors will get drunk while simultaneously trying to perform highlights from a well-known musical. Past shows include: Thoroughly Drunkin Millie, Drunkyll & Hyde, The Pourducers, Wasted: The Untold Story of Some Drunk Bitches from Oz, You're a Drunk man Charlie Brown, Into the Booze (Into the Woods), Drunkintown: The Very Drunk Musical. Producer states: "Guaranteed to be a fun night full of laughter, drinking, and great memories." Rehearsal TBD; performs Nov. 6 (8pm) in NYC. Pay is based on ticket sales. You will get a commission and drink tickets. Seeking—Comedic Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 21+, seeking excellent singers with great comedic chops; must be able to improv and roll with the punches as well as following a script. Seeking talent from New York NY. Send a headshot, resume, and video reel to drunkmusicalsnyc@gmail.com. Do not submit if you are not available for the full day on Nov. 6.

 

'MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET' – OCT. 18 DEADLINE f/OCT. 19 - Riverside Theatre Inc. is casting Equity actor-singer-instrumentalists for Million Dollar Quartet. Rehearsals begin Dec. 11; runs Jan. 2-21, 2018 in Vero Beach FL. Pays $887/wk. Equity Non-Rep LORT B Agreement. Seeking—“Elvis Presley:” Male, 20-29, seeking actor-singer-guitar player to portray Elvis in his 20s at the beginning of his career; must be familiar with his music and able to play guitar; should sound and look somewhat like Elvis without being an “impersonator”; “Dyanne:” Female, 20-29, sexy, smart, great rock belt and great singer with a wide range; she was an aspiring singer and Elvis’s girlfriend; Standbys: two men in the following three categories: Male Standby #1: Guitar player; will cover the roles of Johnny Cash, Elvis and Carl Perkins; Male Standby #2: piano player; will cover the role of Jerry Lee Lewis; Male Standby #3: male standby to play Piano and guitar to cover Jerry Lee Lewis and at least one of the guitar playing principals. Equity Principal Audition AEA by appointment Oct 19 in New York NY. Seeking submissions from AEA members. AEA members must submit themselves directly in order to be considered via this posting (no agent or third-party submissions). NYC auditions to be held on Oct. 19 by appointment only. Send photos and resumes with a cover letter stating which role you are interested in by Oct. 18 to Wojcik/Seay Casting, 247 West 38th Street, 10th Floor, RE: MDQ - LORT, New York NY, 10018.

 

EQUITY, 'OKLAHOMA!' – OCT. 18 - Oregon Shakespeare Festival is seeking Equity singers for the ensemble in Oklahoma! Richard Rodgers, music; Oscar Hammerstein II, book-lyrics, based on the play "Green Grow the Lilacs" by Lynn Riggs; Rehearsals begin Feb. 27, 2018; opens Apr. 22; closes Oct. 27 in in Ashland CA. Pays: $964/wk. current min. Equity LORT B+ Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—Equity Singers for the Ensemble: 18+. Equity Chorus Calls Oct 18 at 9:30am for Equity female singers & 2pm for Equity male singers at Ripley-Grier Studios 305 (305 W. 38th St., Room 304: holding room, Room 302: audition room, New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Either 16 bars of a song from classic musical theater or 16 bars of a song that best shows off your voice. Bring sheet music for your song; a piano accompanist will be provided. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together.

 

EQUITY, PORTHOUSE THEATRE 2018 SEASON – OCT. 18 - Porthouse Theatre is casting Equity actors and actor-singers for various roles in the upcoming 2018 season including: Anything Goes (Rehearsals begin May 29, 2018; runs June 14-30), Next to Normal (Rehearsals begin June 19; runs July 5-21), and Oklahoma! (Rehearsals begin July 10; runs July 26-Aug. 12). Season rehearses and runs in Kent OH. Pays: $642/wk. min. Equity URTA Tier 2 Contract. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Audition Oct 18 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). EPA procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief song in the style of the season's shows. Have a contrasting song selection ready, if asked. Auditioning performers may sing from the shows. Bring sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided. Bring pix & resume, stapled together.

 

'SHREK' – OCT. 18 & 19 – WHITE PLAINS - Little Radical Theatrics is casting Little Radical Theatrics' winter 2018 production of Shrek the Musical. Executive producer states: "Little Radical Theatric (winner of BroadwayWorld 2016 Regional Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, nominated for four Onstage Blog 2016 Awards for Best Featured Actor, Best Leading Actor, Best Director, and Best Musical) is a Southern Westchester County-based theater group for all ages now entering its ninth year. Multiple performance opportunities for actors all ages 10 to 65+." Rehearsals start late October/early November; generally rehearsals run weeknights from 6pm-9pm or 7pm-10pm at either ArtsWestchester or at the Grinton Will Library; some sporadic weekend afternoons possible; exact schedule and time commitment will depend on the role and actor's availability; the production will work around conflicts. Runs Jan. 12-14 (four performances) at the Grinton Will Library, 1500 Central Park Ave., Yonkers NY (snow dates following weekend). Little Radical Theatrics is a community theater and does not pay nor offer a travel stipend. Depending on those cast and their location, it may be possible to arrange carpools from Bronx subway stations. However, this is not a guarantee. All locations are easily accessible via public transportation. Seeking—“Shrek” (Lead): Male, 25-50, Our story's title character; a big, green, terrifying ogre who lives alone in a swamp; he embarks on a journey to rid his land of fairytale creatures and, along the way, falls in love with Fiona; begins as a grumpy hermit, but reveals his layers and eventually becomes the hero. Excellent singer and actor. High baritone/tenor; “Princess Fiona” (Lead): Female, 18-35, the princess of Far-Far-Away, she transforms into an ogre every night when the sun sets; rescued by Shrek and eventually falls in love with him; quirky, blunt, and multitalented, she is not an ordinary princess. Excellent singer-actor with great comic timing and who can move very well. Soprano/high belter; Donkey (Lead): Male, 18-40, a talking donkey who joins Shrek on the run from Farquaad's guards; quite the chatterbox, he is not deterred by Shrek's looks and practically forces himself into his good graces; easily frightened and pushy, but also an optimist with heart. Excellent singer and comedic actor with a huge personality. High baritone/tenor; “Lord Farquaad” (Lead): Male, 25-55, the comically short, ruthless ruler of Duloc; he is in search of a princess to marry so that he can become king; has an intensely unfair bias against fairytale creatures that stems from a resentment of his father. Self-absorbed, lonely, and cruel. Excellent singer and comedic actor. Actor must be able to play this role on his knees for the whole show. High baritone; Dragon (Supporting): Female, 22-50, a dragon that has been charged with guarding Princess Fiona in her isolated castle; she eventually falls in love with Donkey and attempts to keep him there forever; imposing and flirtatious, but tired of her job as the glorified baby-sitter. A true disco diva with some Dreamgirls thrown in. Excellent singer with gospel and pop influences. Mezzo with big belt; “Pinocchio” (Supporting): Male, 16-60, the leader of the fairytale creatures; although portrayed by a live actor, Pinocchio is an animated puppet whose nose grows every time he lies; plenty of sass with a penchant for lying, he leads the troupe of Fairytale Creatures in the musical numbers. Tenor; Gingy/Sugar Plum Fairy (Supporting): Female, 15-45, a gingerbread man initially kidnapped by Lord Farquaad; his wit and resolution help him both avoid trouble and inspire the rest of the fairytale creatures. This character is portrayed with a puppet, which will be voiced and operated by actor appearing as Sugar Plum Fairy. Must have a strong belt with riffing abilities and must be able to do a character voice. Sugar Plum Fairy has many featured solos throughout. Soprano with high belt; Mama Ogre/Mama Bear (Supporting): Female, 22-55, Shrek's mother; sings a beautiful duet with Papa Ogre to young Shrek in the opening number “Big, Bright, Beautiful World.” Will double with Mama Bear who has large solo parts in "Story of My Life" and "Freak Flag". Must be an extremely strong singer with riffing abilities. Mezzo with big belt; Papa Ogre/Papa Bear (Supporting): Male, 25-65, Shrek's father; sings a beautiful duet with Mama Ogre to young Shrek in the opening number “Big, Bright, Beautiful World." Will double with Papa Bear. Strong character actor with a strong voice. High baritone; Young “Fiona” (Supporting): Female, 8-13, Princess Fiona as a little girl; sings a solo in “I Know It’s Today” with Teen Fiona and Fiona. Will double with a Fairytale Creature and a Dulac Citizen. Soprano with belt; Teen “Fiona” (Supporting): Female, 12-17, Princess Fiona as a teenager; sings a solo in “I Know It’s Today” with Young Fiona and Fiona. Will double as a Fairytale Creature and a Dulac Citizen. Soprano with strong belt; Three Little Pigs (Supporting): Male, 10-60, fairytale creatures with solo/trio work in “Story of My Life,” “Freak Flag” and “This is Our Story"; three great actors who work well together and have wonderful comedic timing. May double as Dulac Citizens. Tenors or baritones with ability to sing tight harmony and German accent; Big Bad Wolf: Male 25-70, tough guy who isn’t afraid to let the world know he likes dressing up in Granny’s clothes. Comedic role. May double with a Dulac Citzen and other roles. Bass baritone with great comedic ability; Elf (Supporting): Male or Female, 9-17, an anxious, diminutive and quirky fairytale creature. Great comedic timing and a strong voice as they have various solos throughout the show. Will double as a Dulac Citizen and may double with other roles. High tenor or soprano; Witch (Supporting): Female, 30-75, the wicked witch, she has been around the block and done some time; cynical and bitterly hilarious. Comedic role. May double with other roles. Alto; Ugly Duckling: Male or Female, 9-18, a quirky and offbeat young fairytale creature; strong singer with solos throughout. Will double as a Dulac Citizen and may double as other roles. Tenor or mezzo; Peter Pan: Male, 15-50, the boy who won't grow up. Strong singer and dancer. May double as a Dulac Citzen and other roles. High baritone/tenor; Guards/Knights: Male, 15-55, three strong dancers and singers who will play Knights in the Dragon's Lair, Guards, and will double with other roles. Any vocal part; Three Blind Mice (Supporting): Female, 15-40, strong singers and dancers who are Donkey's backup girls. Will double as other roles. Any female vocal part. Auditions by appointment Oct 18 from 6pm-9pm and Oct 19 from 6pm-9pm at ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains NY 10601). To make an audition appointment, submit electronically. Walk-ins will be seen but appointments highly recommended. For more information on LRT, visit www.littleradicaltheatrics.com. All ethnicities are highly encouraged to submit for ALL roles!

 

'BEAUTY And The BEAST' – OCT. 18-20 – BROOKLYN - Jeff Samaha Theater Productions/Ridge Chorale Inc. is casting Beauty And The Beast. Note: Our company, in our 50th season, produces quality theater with full orchestra and high production value. Rehearsals begin Nov. 1 at Bay Ridge Prep; runs Feb. 2-4 and 10-11 at The St. George Community Center in Brooklyn NY. Seeking—“Belle” (Lead): Female, 15-30, the original fairy tale heroine; she is a strong, intelligent, spirited and independent young woman. Belle is the moral conscience of the story, elevated by her thoughts and deeds; this role requires a very strong singer who portrays innocence with her singing and speaking voice. Mezzo-Soprano: Low A-High F; prepare: Belle page 106; measures 127-157; Home page 121; measures 24 - 36 and page 122, measures 86 - end; see included link for music; “Gaston” (Lead): Male, 18-40, the absolute antithesis of The Beast; although he is physically handsome, he is shallow, completely self-centered, not very bright, and thrives on attention; this role requires a strong singer and character actor who moves well. Baritone: A–High F; prepare: Belle; page 107; measures 209 - 224; Me: page 117; measures 5 - 20; The Mob Song: page 169, measures 13 ( ..so it's time) - 35 (dead); see included link for music; The Beast (Lead): Male, 18-40, his tortured soul is evident for all to see; there is anger and menace in The Beast's appearance and behavior, but increasingly we see his soft and endearing side as he interacts with Belle; this role requires a very strong singer, and the actor must have a strong speaking voice and stage presence. Baritone: A–High F; prepare: If I Can;t Love Her: page 146, measures 67 - end; see included link for music; “Maurice” (Supporting): Male, 30-75, despite being a bit scatter-brained, there is no mistaking Maurice's steadfast love for his daughter Belle; kindly, gentle, enthusiastic and inventive, he becomes single-minded and determined when Belle faces danger. Baritone: B-flat to High D-flat; prepare No Matter What: page 111, meas. 4 - 43 (we will fill Belle lines); see included link for music; “Lefou” (Supporting): Male, 18-40, Gaston's dim-witted, servile sidekick; he goes to extraordinary lengths and suffers repeated humiliation in his efforts to please his master; the actor must be comfortable with physical comedy, and the role requires strong character acting. Baritone: B to High F-Sharp; prepare Gaston: page 124, measures 46 - 80; see included link for music; “Lumiere” (Supporting): Male, 18+, the French butler who was transformed into a Candelabrum; he is light-hearted, suave, romantic, smooth-talking, and charming; he has a romantic involvement with Babette; this character speaks with a French accent; this role requires strong character acting, and he should move well; Baritone: A to High F-sharp; prepare Be Our Guest: page 134, measures 12 - 43; Human Again page 153; measures 20—35; see included link for music; “Babette” (Supporting): Female, 18-40, a saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere's affections; this role requires good character acting and she should move well, as she dances a tango with Lumiere during Be Our Guest; this character speaks with a French accent; alto: C–C; Be Our Guest, page 137; measures 94 - 127; see included link for music; “Mrs. Potts” (Supporting): Female, 18+, a warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot; she sings the title song Beauty and the Beast; this character speaks with a British accent. Mezzo-Soprano: Low F sharp to High G; prepare Home (Reprise); page 123; measure 8 Pickup - end ; Beauty And The Beast; page 164 Beginning - end; see included link for music; “Cogsworth” (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, a tightly-wound, enchanted mantle clock and the head of the Beast's household; he is a stuffy English man who loves perfection; this character speaks with a British accent; this role requires strong character acting. Baritone: A–High E; prepare Human Again, page 153; measures 116 - 125; see included link for music; “Chip” (Supporting): Male, 7-25, an inquisitive little teacup who is the son of Mrs. Potts. Boy Soprano: D–High D; prepare Human Again: page 153, measure 44 -52; see included link for music; “Madame de la Grande Bouche” (Supporting): Female, 15+, a former opera diva turned enchanted wardrobe. Soprano: C sharp–High G; prepare Human Again: page 153; measures 66 - 86; see included link for music; “Monsieur D’Arque” (Supporting): Male, 18+, D'arque is the creepy, scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum, The Maison De Lune; he doubles as a townsperson; tenor: D–High A; prepare Maison des Lunes: page 161, measure 73 - 87; see included link for music; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 7+, the ensemble is very busy, as they are both townspeople and enchanted objects; there are several solo lines in songs like Belle and The Mob Song, and many great dance numbers (Gaston, Be Our Guest, and Human Again); many solo singing lines available to ensemble; prepare Be Our Guest, page 137, measures 94-127; see included link for music Open Casting Calls Oct 18 from 6:30pm-9:30pm, Oct 19 from 6:30pm-9:30pm and Oct 20 from 6:30pm-9:30pm at Bay Ridge Prep (8101 Ridge Blvd., Brooklyn NY 11209). Callbacks Oct 21. Seeking talent from New York NY. Auditions will include a vocal, acting and dance audition. Performers auditioning for principal roles are to choose from the music selections below that correspond to the character they are auditioning for. Performers auditioning for a role in the ensemble must sing the selection noted below. A link to the music is also included below. Link to Libretto Libretto music: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByLtE9Gj0jpVcGo0SGhMazNFVzA. Music and sides will be provided. All roles are open. Open call, no appointments. Bring headshot and resume. We will be casting performers from age 7 and up. Auditions are on a first come, first-serve basis. Accompanist will be provided. Dress appropriately for dance auditions. Anyone under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Parental signature will be required. If you have difficulties downloading the audition Music, contact us at ridgechorale@gmail.com and we will email it to you. If you have any questions about the audition, email us. This is an open audition and no appointments will be made. Sign in no later than 9pm, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday audition dates.

 

'OVER The RIVER And THROUGH The WOODS' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 19 - Western Star Productions, LLC is casting Over the River And Through The Woods, a new book musical which includes both traditional Christmas carols as well as new tunes. Synopsis: The Marshall family, a typical middle-class family, gets stranded in a cabin in the woods and can't get to their family for Christmas. Jon them as they find that, even in the worst of times, the true spirit of Christmas is alive and well. Rehearses Oct. 23-Nov. 7; shoots Nov. 8-Dec. 23, with performances on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons, as well as Friday and Saturday evenings, at the Pines Dinner Theatre in Allentown PA. Pay per performance contract. Rehearsal stipend and housing provided. Seeking—“Walter Marshall” (Lead): Male, 25-45, a harried, middle-management, middle-aged, pecked at from every angle kind of guy; he is the head of his stereo-typical middle class family who demand a "keeping up with the Joneses" lifestyle; looking for a Nathan Lane style character actor; comedic, physical; no specific vocal range required. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. To apply, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'VIOLET' - OCT. 20 DEADLINE - The Chance Theater is casting Violet, a musical. Synopsis: As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father was chopping wood, leaving her with a visible scar across her face. With enough money finally saved she’s traveling across the Deep South in 1964 towards a miracle, the healing touch of a TV evangelist who will make her beautiful. Although she may not succeed in having the scar on her face healed, Violet is able to repair those scars that are lying deeper than her skin. On the way, she meets a young, African-American soldier whose love for her reaches far past her physical “imperfections.” Rehearsals begin Dec. 11; runs Feb. 2-Mar. 4 (Thurs., 7:30pm; Fri., 8pm; Sat., 3pm & 8pm; and Sun., 3pm) at Chance Theater in Anaheim CA. Pays: $250-$725 total for the production run of 21 performances. Seeking—“Violet” (Lead): Female, 20-28, a young North Carolina woman whose face was scarred in a childhood accident, stubborn and prickly, but filled with equal parts hope and obsession that she may heal and be made beautiful; mezzo soprano with musical theater belt; vocal range: G3-F5; “Monty” (Lead): Male, 20-28, a paratrooper and Flick’s friend from basic training, rough around the edges, self-consumed, but not necessarily purposefully so, fighting his own demons; tenor; vocal range: A3-G5; “Flick” (Lead): Male, 20-28, a soldier, a dreamer and go-getter, doesn’t enjoy the army, but enjoys the respect it garners him; there is something gentle, good about him, not to be interpreted or confused with weakness or lack of authority; baritone/tenor; vocal range: C4-E6; Father (Supporting): Male, 35-45, a simple, widowed man who lovingly raises his daughter alone doing the best he can with the little knowledge and resources he has to do so; stern but friendly, smart but uneducated; accidentally scars Violet’s face while he is chopping wood; baritone; Young “Violet” (Supporting): Female, 10-15, not quite as guarded or prickly as her older self, but still tough and stubborn, has a keen curiosity and the rough edges of being brought up solely by her father; mezzo; Preacher (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 30-40, an impassioned, theatrical man who preaches with all the bravado he can muster; once had a true healing touch but has lost it in his quest to become a showman; dismissive and egotistical; doubles as Bus Driver and Radio Singer; tenor; Old Lady (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 40-65, a former beauty in her heyday; staunch, tired and frustrated with life; actor doubles as Hotel Hooker; mezzo; “Virgil” (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 20-30, the Preacher’s assistant. Knows the smoke and mirrors of the Preacher’s show and must begrudgingly deal with anyone who might derail it; actor doubles as Billy Dean, Radio Singer and Bus Passenger; tenor; Music Hall Singer (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 30-45, the singer at the dance hall in Memphis; the actor doubles as a Bus Passenger; mezzo belt; “Lulu Buffington” (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 50-70, a member of the volunteer choir that sings for the Preacher’s telecast; sings for God with passion and power; African-American. Actor doubles as Almeta (Landlady) and Bus Passenger; gospel belt; “Leroy Evans” (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 30-45, a citizen of Spruce Pine with a dog named Roscoe; not very bright; actor doubles as a Radio Soloist, Bus Driver 3, and Bus Passenger; bari-tenor. Seeking talent from Orange, Los Angeles, Brea, Riverside, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Corona, Yorba Linda, Tustin, Whittier, Covina, Anaheim CA. Prepare 16-32 bars of contemporary musical theater or similar. Provide sheet music for accompanist. To schedule an audition appointment, visit https://chanceauditions.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php by Oct. 20. For more info, visit http://chancetheater.com/auditions-2/.

 

EQUITY, 'Les MISERABLES,' NAT'L TOUR – OCT. 20 – CHICAGO - LMS Touring Company, LLC is casting replacements for all roles, ensemble, and swings for the national tour of Les Miserables. Tours nationally. Pays $992/wk. Equity Short Engagement Touring SETA Cat. 1 Contract. Seeking—“Jean Valjean:” 35-49, a poor peasant who rises to affluence, he has great natural nobility and dignity. A powerful figure, ideally a large man with a character of operatic size and passion. The voice needs to have a pop/rock sound or a classical sound of extraordinary textual clarity; sings to B, high lyric baritone or tenor with strong low notes; “Javert:” 18+, policeman who relentlessly hunts Valjean. Ideally a large man. The ultimate “law and order” figure. Obsessed, to the point of irrationality, with a rigid and merciless moral code. He too is a character of operatic size and passion. Both belt voice and classical can suit this role but must have a darker quality than Jean Valjean; baritone, sings to G; “Thenardier:” 30-49, strong comic character role. A crooked innkeeper, later a petty, amoral thief. Greedy, irreverent, selfish, boorish, vulgar; baritone, sings to F-sharp; “Marius:” 18-29, a member of the revolutionary student movement. Attractive and romantic but in a sensitive, 19th century “byronic” way; high baritone (sings to A) with a strong bottom (to A); “Enjolras:” 20-39, charismatic political figure. Leader of the revolutionary movement; high baritone (to G-sharp/A), very strong singer; “Fantine:” 20-35, poor factory girl, struggling to support her fatherless daughter. Later is a pauper, a prostitute, a consumptive and a ghost. Earthy and poignant. Although is finally defeated by circumstances she should appear to be strong and a survivor. She puts up a valiant fight against the horrors of her life; belt up to C, sings to E-flat; “Cosette:” 18-25, the younger the better; Fantine’s daughter (first seen as and played by a child) delicate, elegant, vulnerable and beautiful. Falls in love with and later marries Marius; soprano (to high C) but a light, young “floating” sound, without heavy vibrato; “Eponine:” 18+, daughter of the Thenardiers but in no way behaves like them. Fired by an unrequited love for Marius. Small, gamine, waif-like. Hasn’t learned to disguise her emotions; wears her heart on her sleeve; an enormous and beautiful belt voice, to C in belt (sings to E-flat); “Madame Thenardier:” 30-49, tough, sharp, coarse, boorish, vulgar. Strong character comedienne role; belter; Ensemble/Swings: Males & Females, 18+, singers of all types. All men sing to G and most will cover Principals. All ladies belt up to C & most will cover Principals. Equity Principal Audition Oct 20 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Actors' Equity Association (Chicago Member Center, 557 W Randolph St., 1st fl., Chicago IL 60661). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. AEA Members can sign up through the member portal beginning Oct. 13 at 12noon. Prepare 32 bars of a traditional or classical musical theatre song. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

 

'LITTLE WOMEN, The MUSICAL’ – OCT. 20 & 21 – TEMECULA - The Barn Stage Company is Little Women, the musical based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, adapted by Allan Knee and featuring a score by Jason Howland and Mindi Dickstein. This timeless, captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope, and everlasting love. Artistic Director J. Scott Lapp is back at the helm serving as Director. Rehearsals begin Dec. 23; runs Jan.11-14 & 17-21 (Thurs.-Sat. at 8pm; Sun. at 2pm) in Temecula CA. Theatre: Old Town Temecula Theatre, 42051 Main Street, Temecula CA. Equity members will be hired under the Equity Guest Artist Agreement, pending Equity approval. Non-Equity: $500+ negotiable. Seeking—“Jo March” (Lead): Female, 18-30, the second-oldest March sister, Jo; wants to be a writer; based on Louisa May Alcott herself, a passionate young woman; has a temper and a quick tongue, although she works hard to control both; she is a tomboy, and reacts with impatience to the many limitations placed on women and girls; she hates romance in her real life, and wants nothing more than to hold her family together, moderate dancing, strong singer, driving presence of the show; Vocal range: E3–A5; “Meg March” (Lead): Female, 18-35, the oldest March sister; she yearns for a great life; responsible and kind, Meg mothers her younger sisters; she has a small weakness for luxury and leisure, but the greater part of her is gentle, loving, and morally vigorous; she marries John Brooke; moderate dancing, strong singer, able to hold harmonies; also plays Clarissa in the Operatic Tragedy; Vocal range: A-sharp3 to G-flat5; “Beth March” (Lead): Female, 18-25, the second youngest sister; she is a peacemaker, and always sees the good in everyone; very quiet and very virtuous, and she does nothing but try to please others; she adores music and plays the piano very well; moderate dancing, strong singer, able to hold harmonies; also plays Rodrigo in the Operatic Tragedy; vocal range: A3–G5; “Amy March” (Lead): Female, 16-21, the youngest sister, with a rather pompous manner, and via that, she rides into society; an artist who adores visual beauty and has a weakness for pretty possessions; she is given to pouting, fits of temper, and vanity; but she does attempt to improve herself; she marries Laurie; strong singer, able to hold harmonies; also plays The Troll in the Operatic Tragedy; vocal range: C-flat4 to G-flat5; “Laurie” (Theodore Laurence; Lead): Male, 18-30, the boy-next-door who is the same age as Jo; becomes like a son and brother to the Marches; charming, clever, and has a good heart; he befriends Jo but is rejected when he proposes; he later bonds with Amy; strong singer, tenor; also plays Rodrigo in the Operatic Tragedy; vocal range: B-flat2 to B-flat4; “Marmee” (Lead): Female, 40-55, the strong mother; the moral role model for her girls; she councels them through all of their problems and works hard but happily while her husband is at war; she is the backbone of the March family; strong singer; also plays The Hag in the Operatic Tragedy; vocal range: E-flat3 to E-flat5; “Aunt March” (Supporting): Female, 60-80, a formidable, overbearing matron and the great-aunt of the March sisters; she is very rich and cares greatly about society; although crotchety and difficult, Aunt March loves her nieces and wants the best for them; also plays Mrs. Kirk, the matron of a boarding house in New York City; vocal range: E3–F5; “Laurence” (Supporting): Male, 55-70, Laurie’s grandfather and the Marches’ next-door neighbor; he is a stiff and stern elderly man, but he eventually shows his softer side; also plays The Knight in the Operatic Tragedy; baritone; “Professor Bhaer” (Supporting): Male, 35-50, a German professor who is quite proper; he is a boarder in Mrs. Kirk’s boarding house; he then falls in love with Jo; strong singer; high baritone; Vocal range: G2 to F-sharp4; “John Brooke” (Supporting): Male, 25-35, Laurie’s tutor, a rather stiff man, but capable of showing emotion; poor but virtuous; he marries Meg; strong singer, must be able to hold harmonies, baritone; also plays Braxton in the Operatic Tragedy; Vocal range: C-sharp3 to F-sharp4. Auditions by appointment Oct 20 from 5pm-10pm and Oct 21 from 10am-2pm at Old Town Temecula Theatre (42051 Main St., Temecula CA 92590).

 

'OKLAHOMA!' – OCT. 20-22 – FORT MYERS - Gulf Coast Symphony is casting their production of Oklahoma! Producer's note: "We will put this show up in 9 days, and performers will be asked to learn music (and lines, in some cases), before we begin rehearsal." Rehearses Feb. 10-Feb. 23, 2018 (evening and weekends for ensemble members; afternoon + evenings for principals); performs Feb. 24 & 25 at the Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW in Fort Myers FL. All performers are paid. Stipends/fees vary by role. Seeking—“Curly” (Lead): Male, 25-40, Baritone to F-sharp4. A Cowboy with an expansive charismatic personality and a sense of humor; “Ado Annie” (Lead): Female, 20-40, Alto belt with mix to E5. A smart young woman exploring her own personal sexual awakening; “Jud Fry” (Supporting): Male, 25-45, Bass/Baritone to C-sharp4. Hired hand on Laurey's farm; “Ali Hakim” (Supporting): Male, 25-35, Baritone to D4. A sharp, smart but-maybe-too-fast-for-his-own-good traveling salesman; “Aunt Eller” (Supporting): Female, 40-80, Mezzo/Alto Belt to F5. Laurey's Aunt and caretaker. She is the grand dam of the town; “Andrew Carnes” (Supporting): Male, 40-80, Baritone to F4. Ado Annie's Father. Hot tempered and often impatient; “Ike Skidmore” (Supporting): Male, 30-40, Baritone D to F-sharp. A farmer and a town favorite; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-80, singing-dancing ensemble with numerous featured roles. Particularly looking for strong, trained dancers who sing well. Auditions by appointment Oct 20-22 in Fort Myers FL. For an audition appointment, email your name, phone number, headshot, resume, and role(s) you are auditioning for, and preferred audition date and time to info@gulfcoastsymphony.org. You will receive a confirmation email with your exact time and audition location and sides (if necessary) once your request is received and processed. The Gulf Coast Symphony is committed to diversity and we encourage performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend our auditions. Prepare a song appropriate to the style of the show. You are welcome and encouraged to sing from the show, and an accompanist will be provided. Also prepare the sides appropriate to the role you are auditioning for (information will be sent with audition confirmation email).

 

'RESIST: A ROCK REVOLUTION' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 21 - Brando is casting Resist: A Rock Revolution, a show featuring covers of incredible rock and pop music spanning six decades, and supported by the contribution of artists from various fields who believe it is time for our country to heal. It is a music-driven, performance and visual art experience calling on the audience to open their hearts and minds to begin healing the divide. Rehearsal schedule TBD (1-2 maximum); performs Oct. 20 & 21 in NYC. Producer states: "I am ideally seeking performers who believe in the message of the show and love to perform. I'm financing this show myself with a minimal budget. I am willing to discuss a fee if required by the performer, but ideally looking for anybody who would join in for the good of the cause and love of being on stage.” Seeking—Non-Caucasian Female Monologue” (Supporting): 18+, show contains themes discussing identity politics, and the role the media plays in manipulating fears and concerns. Seeking an African American female or a female of color to deliver a monologue from the point of view of an independent: conservative voter. Note: Would ideally like to have an actress who sings to have her follow her monologue by singing "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield, and one verse of a song at the end of the show. Seeking talent from New York NY. For the monologue performers: if you have any video materials (a reel, a monologue, etc.), submit it via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'TRUFFLES: JAZZ, MURDER & DINNER THEATER' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 22 - The Girl Behind The Curtain Productions is casting the fall/winter season for Truffles: Jazz, Murder & Dinner Theater. Production states: "Welcome! You are cordially invited to the Donati Truffle Gala & Auction. Set in an upscale restaurant in Italy, the show 'Truffles' is named after the pricey mushroom-like delicacy the Donati clan plans to auction off to save their family business. But that's before their prized two-pound truffle goes missing, and the elder Donati turns up dead. Puzzle through the clues and try to solve the 'whodunit' as several characters journey through romance and reveal their motives, with plenty of laughs and original songs along the way! Tickets include a truffles tasting platter of truffled nuts, breads, oils, cheeses, a full dinner, and a decadent dessert. Keep your eyes open and your mouths full while you enjoy the most exciting new murder mystery dinner show in NYC. "We are looking for a few good men and women to join the best new dinner theater show in town. Currently hiring principals and understudies who will have regular lead appearances for shows. Looking for musical theater actors with strong improvisational skills who aren't afraid to break the fourth wall with the audience. Hiring men and women who can work well with an ensemble cast, with the ability to assist fellow actors in rising to the next level with comedy, drama, love, and murder." Rehearsals to be scheduled based on actor availability; contract runs Sep.-Dec. with a possibility for contract extension into the winter 2018 run; runs Saturdays (5pm-7pm) in NYC, as well other nights throughout the week based on private party requests. Pays: $75/show and $15/rehearsal. Seeking—“Dante Donati” (Lead): Male, 30-60, owner of Ciacco's Restaurant and Donati Truffle Farm; very wealthy; 30s-60s (we will also see younger); baritone; “Olga Donati” (Lead): Female, 20-35, Dante's second wife; audacious; bombastic; socialite; very "Real Housewives" of Italy; mezzo; “Virgil Donati” (Lead): Male, 20-40, Dante's younger brother; a jack of many trades; dogged and tired, but determined to put a good face on things; any voice type; “Isabella Donati” (Lead): Female, 18-30, Dante's daughter; Olga's stepdaughter; pretty, crafty, intelligent, romantic, and driven; professional and famous singer in Italy; mezzo; “Chef Bruno” (Lead): Male, 20-50, Head chef at Ciacco's; violent-tempered; obsessive and exacting; explosive and hilarious; tenor/baritone; “Carlo” (Lead): Male, 20-30, waiter at Ciacco's and Isabella's love interest; handsome, yet unassuming; just wants to please people; tenor; “Beatrice” (Lead): Female, 18-35, the hostess of Ciacco's; very sympathetic; hot; sometimes quiet and unassuming, sometimes loud and crazy; soprano/mezzo, belter. Seeking talent from New York NY. To submit email your headshot and resumes to trufflescasting@gmail.com. Due to volume of applications, we are requiring at least one video of you singing at least one minute of any song and one minute of a monologue. Private auditions will be scheduled if you are right for any of the available roles below. If chosen for an audition, you will be emailed details on what to prepare for the casting. Read more about the show, visit: www.trufflesmystery.com. View animation promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2XLcqXxuBY. View show promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGvF07UVu1Y. Created and produced by The Girl Behind the Curtain: www.thegirlbehindthecurtain.com.

EQUITY, 'A CHORUS LINE' – OCT. 22 – DALLAS - Uptown Players is casting Equity dancers who sing for A Chorus Line. Rehearsals begin Jan. 8, 2018; runs Feb. 2-4 (three performances only) in Dallas TX. Pays $351/wk. Equity LOA Agreement. Seeking—“Larry:” Male, tenor; Zach’s assistant who teaches and demonstrates the audition dances; needs to be an incredible dancer, as he is the standard to which all of the auditioning dancers are held; should read 25+; “Al Deluca:” Male, 30, baritone; from the Bronx; street tough, macho, and newly married to Kristine; always looking out for Kristine; a strong singer; ‘Bobby Mills:” Male, 25, baritone; flamboyant, funny, bitchy, and witty; very sharp tongued; covers everything over with a joke; had a very hard childhood; from upstate New York; “Don Kerr:” Male, 28, baritone; ladies’ man, married, and into cars, money, and women; very sure of himself; all American guy; he has worked with Zach before; from Kansas City; “Gregory Gardener:” Male, 32, baritone; sassy, Jewish, gay man; done it all before; very conscious of how he looks and appears to others; quite a smart-ass and has worked with Zach before; very East Side New York; “Mark Anthony:” Male, 20, tenor; optimistic; first-timer; naïve but charming; great dancer and All-American kid; obsessed with sex; “Mike Costa:” Male, 24, tenor; quite aggressive, determined, cocky, sure of himself, but likeable; tap dancer who worked with Zach before; experienced; flirtatious; from New Jersey; must be able to tap; sings “I Can Do That;” “Paul San Marco:” Male, 27, baritone; introverted and slightly insecure but loves performing; only now starting to feel comfortable about being gay and accepted by his parents; from Spanish Harlem, New York. Friends with Diana; delivers a beautiful, raw and vulnerable monologue about coming out to his parents; “Richie Walters:” Male, 27, tenor; from Missouri. African-American; strong dancer, enthusiastic, cool and very funny; likeable and laid back; “Bebe Benzenheimer:” Female, 22, mezzo; very insecure about her looks and tries to be funny to cover her insecurities; feels a little excluded but just wants to be liked; she is quiet, vulnerable and kind; sings in “At the Ballet;” “Cassie Ferguson:” Female, 18+, mezzo belt; one of the older women; returning to the chorus after years of being a featured performer; she is having to humble herself to audition for the chorus again with younger and less experienced dancers; previously had a relationship with Zach and it did not end well; seeking a true triple threat performer, as she sings the iconic “The Music and the Mirror;” “Connie Wong:” Female, 18+, alto; experienced dancer; married; petite; a bit of a mother hen with a great sense of humor; born in Chinatown, New York; should believably play 4’10’’; “Diana Morales:” Female, 18+, mezzo belt; a streetwise Latina who is a little bit tough, and eternal optimist; a determined and athletic dancer from the Bronx; sings “Nothing,” in which she reveals herself to be funny, charming, and vulnerable; also sings the lead in “What I Did for Love;” “Judy Turner:” Female, 26, mezzo; funny, gawky, nervous; warm and hopeful; very awkward except when dancing; “Maggie Winslow:” Female, 25, mezzo; a sweetheart, little sister type; dreamer; fairly experienced dancer from California; seeking an incredibly warm singer with a mix belt up to E natural for the soaring climax of “At the Ballet;” “Sheila Bryant:” Female, 18+, alto; oldest dancer on the line; confident, brassy, sexy, bitchy, and sophisticated; one of the more popular dancers; humorous; sings in “At the Ballet;” “Val Clark:” Female, 25, mezzo belt; sexy, sassy, funny; a foul-mouthed but excellent dancer who couldn’t get performing jobs because of her looks until she had plastic surgery; a brazen, direct, attention-seeker from Vermont; sings the infamous “Dance 10, Looks 3.” Equity Chorus Call EPDA Oct 22 from 4pm-11pm at Kalita Humphreys Theater (3636 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas TX 75219; Free Parking at the theater). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. A headshot and resume are required at audition. For this audition, you will be taught two combinations that reflects ballet, tap, jazz, and musical theater dance styles. Check in table will be in the lobby. Audition appointments strongly encouraged. Call 214/219-2718 between 1pm-6pm., Tuesdays-Fridays or complete Request Form at www.uptownplayers.org. For more info, visit www.uptownplayers.org.

'ELF The MUSICAL' NON-EQUITY NATIONAL TOUR – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 23 - NETworks is casting the non-Equity National Tour of Elf the Musical. Bob Martin & Tom Meehan, book; Matthew Sklar, music; Chad Beguelin, lyrics; 1st Rehearsal: on/about Oct. 23 in NYC; 1st Performance: on/about Nov. 7; Last Performance: on/about Dec. 31. Compensation Package: $900-$1,100/wk. Seeking—“Michael” (Lead): Male, 11-14, to play 12 years old, any ethnicity. Funny and smart, he quickly bonds with Buddy and is determined to share a great Christmas with his entire family. Amazing singing voice up to an E. Principal role. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Supply email address and phone number with submission via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'CABARET' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 23 - theTRIBE Productions is casting Cabaret, the musical. Project description: "Directed with the show's real-life source material ("Goodbye to Berlin" by Christopher Isherwood) in mind, this is the Cabaret you know and love from a fresh perspective you didn't know existed." Performances to be held Jan. 12-21, 2018 in San Francisco CA. Pays stipend based on role and profit share. Seeking—“Fraulein Schneider” (Lead): Female, 45+, Vocal range: low D to A-flat above middle C, alto; “Herr Schultz” (Lead): Male, 45+, Vocal range: low G to high F, tenor; “Fraulein Kost” (Lead): Female, 21-40, Vocal range: low A-flat to high F, alto/mezzo; Kit Kat Dancers/Bobby/Victor (Supporting): Male, 21-40, Strong singers. Seeking talent from San Francisco CA. Apply via backstage.com or contact the production company.

EQUITY, 'PAPER DOLLS' – OCT. 23 - Mosaic Theater Company of DC is casting Equity actor-singers for Paper Dolls. Synopsis: This vibrant and thought- provoking musical illuminates the world of five Filipino guest workers in Tel Aviv who care for elderly Orthodox men by day: and headline a drag show by night! Based on the true story behind a 2006 Israeli documentary, the Paper Dolls is a rich, unforgettable play (with karaoke music tracks) about the challenges that migrant workers face while yearning for citizenship. This American premiere plays as part of the 2018 “Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival”, following its 2013 world premiere at the Tricycle Theatre London. Note: None of them are biologically transsexual. They are gay men, cross-dressing, more subtly at some times than others, and living lives as close to that of a women’s identity (physically) as they can, as that’s how they feel, and depending on their situation, whether they are at work or play. They dress alternately as women or as men, but their male attire is decidedly feminine: hip hugging jeans, and blousy tops. Scarves. All of them have long hair, earrings. They are all of Filipino descent, and in addition to English which is their main way of communicating they speak some Tagalog, but also decent Hebrew, and little Yiddish. They are all solidly ‘working class.’ Outsiders. New York Workshop runs Nov. 13-18 in NYC; rehearsals begin Feb. 26, 2018; runs Mar. 29-Apr. 29 in Washington, DC. Pays $572/wk. Equity SPT Level 8 Agreement. Seeking—“Sally:” Male, 38, mature, serious-minded when at work, sensitive and articulate, eager to learn; deeply spiritual (Catholic); very responsible. But can rock out and be as crazy as the next when in drag, and loves performing; talented drag performer with a unique style and ‘star’ quality; a deep and open-hearted caretaker; offer out on this role; “Chiqui:” Male, 38, the official ‘manager’ of the Paper Dolls; he knows how to dress up for effect; he left home at 17, spent ten years in Saudi Arabia; tons of street smarts; knows the world; kind-hearted; the most practical of the Dolls; there is a seriousness and sadness deep inside but he can be quite playful. He knows the stakes; “Zhan:” Male, 27, a bit of a follower, defined in large part by his weight; he’s tubby, and sweet, big round face, and giggly; he very much needs the group, depends on them as family; they adore him, he has a heart of gold, but a very naughty side as well. He is quite shy even on stage, but loves being up there more than anything. Just wants to be included; “Etai:” Male, 32-35, a gay Jewish Club Promoter born in Israel; eager to promote himself and his career, and flailing a bit in the process; gay, masculine; handsome, very casual, sexy; ego-driven, but raised with a real heart; desperate to make his mark; ambition hides his vulnerability. He guards himself with a kind of machismo, perhaps fearful of what is underneath; his mother has not fully accepted him. Equity Principal Audition Oct 23 from 9:30am-1:30pm at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W 46th St., 16th Fl., New York NY 10036). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a 16-bar cut of a pop/rock song from the 80’s or 90’s and a one-minute contemporary monologue. An accompanist will be provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

 

'WEST SIDE STORY' – OCT. 23-25 – WALNUT CREEK - Contra Costa Musical Theatre is casting West Side Story, the musical, directed by Christina Lazo. Rehearsals begin late January 2018, in Walnut Creek CA. Small stipend. Seeking—“Riff” (Lead): Male, 25-35, vocal range: baritone to high G; “Tony” (Lead): 25-35, vocal range: tenor to high C; “Bernardo” (Lead): Male, 25-35, vocal range: baritone to E; “Maria” (Lead): Female, 18-25, vocal range: soprano to high C; “Anita” (Lead): Female, 25-35, vocal range: low F to high F, strong chest voice a must. Auditions by appointment Oct 23-25 at Lareen Fender's The Ballet School (1357 N Main St., Walnut Creek CA). To sign up from an audition appointment, visit www.tinyurl.com/hpewrkk.

 

EQUITY, 'The SORCERESS (Di KISHEFMAKHERIN') – OCT. 25 - Folksbiene National Yiddish Theatre is seeking Equity actor-singers for The Sorceress (Di Kishefmakherin). Avrom Goldfaden, writer; All should be excellent singers with strong music reading skills, ability to sing and act in foreign languages (experience with Yiddish and Hebrew a plus), and be able to move well. Need excellent acting skills, strong vocal skills, dance training, and a working acquaintance with Yiddish or a great ear for language. "The Sorceress" is performed entirely in Yiddish (with English supertitles). For various roles. Synopsis: This 1879 operetta by the “father of Yiddish theater” was the first Yiddish theater piece produced in America by Boris Thomashevsky—at the age of 14. A fairy-tale-like story of an innocent young heroine, her wicked stepmother, dashing fiancé, an itinerant peddler, and a local witch is set to a delightful musical score full of memorable tunes. Rehearsals begin Dec. 18, 2017; show opens Dec. 25, 2017 and closes Jan. 1, 2018. Venue: Off Broadway’s Safra Hall at the Museum Of Jewish Heritage, NYC. Equity salary pending. Equity Special Agreement. Seeking—“Mirele:” female. Ingénue, early 20s. Lyric soprano to a high B-flat; “Markus:” Mirele’s fiancé, leading man. 20s-early 30s. Tenor with a comfortable G-sharp; “Hotsmakh:” an itinerant peddler, comic relief, character role. Male. 40s-60s. Baritone to a high F; “Basye:” Mirele’s wicked stepmother. Mother 40s–50s. Light singing role, mostly spoken text. Mezzo-soprano; “Bobe Yakhne:” the witch. Traditionally played by a man 30s–50s. Ability to sing using a voice of a Witch; Avromtshe/Chorus: Mirele’s father. Male. 50s or 60s. Baritone to a high E-flat; Lize/Chorus: Basye’s daughter. Female. Teens or 20s. Soprano to a high G; Komisar (Constable)/Chorus: Male, big, tough. 30s–50s. Baritone to a high E-flat; Handler (Seller in the marketplace)/Chorus: Female. 20s – 60s. Has a solo song and needs a strong mezzo-soprano and belt; Butcher/Tavern Owner/Chorus: Male. 30s–50s. Bari-tenor to a high F; Customer/Chorus: female, 20s-60s. Soprano to a high G; Elyokem/Chorus: Male, 50s-60s. Baritone to a high E-flat; Meydl 1, 2 & 3/Chorus: Bobe Yakhne’s assistants. Three women, 20s-30s. Mix of mezzo-sopranos & sopranos; Organ Grinder/Chorus: male, 30s-50s. Bari-tenor; “Khaimets:” a tavern owner/chorus. Male, 30s–50s. Bari-tenor. Equity Principal Audition Oct 25 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Be prepared to sing a song from light opera, operetta, or legit, traditional musical theater repertoire. Material from the operetta literature is preferred. An accompanist will be provided. Bring sheet music in your proper key and bring a headshot and resume, stapled together. All roles any ethnicity. The cast of 17 requires versatile actors who are excellent singers, strong movers, and outstanding character actors, who are able to portray multiple characters of different ages with age range from 20s-60s.

 

EQUITY, 'CABARET' – OCT. 26 – LA MIRADA - La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts is casting Cabaret. Rehearsals begin Jan. 2, 2018; runs Jan. 19-Feb. 11 in La Mirada CA. Pays $815/wk. Equity COST Agreement. Seeking—“Sally Bowles:” Female, 20-30, British accent; a singer, dancer and incredibly needy performer - surprisingly effective in that, seemingly, she doesn’t give a curse what people think of her. Feral and powerful. She is the essence of Weimar Berlin – haunted by horrific visions of the future - she lives large, parties without care, and has cross-gender relationships indiscriminately. She vacillates between a bright, vivid woman and a hysterical, cruel child. Finger-nails painted emerald green, hands much stained by cigarette smoking and as dirty as a little girl's. She purports to me the daughter of a wealthy mill-owner and an heiress. Vocals: Dynamic, expressive, show-stopping soloist, alto/belter, strong low range down to E or lower, belt to C. Dance style: sexy, isolated, stylized movement; in command of her body; Clifford Bradshaw:” Male, 25-35, American. Part Hemingway, part F. Scott Fitzgerald, he is following his writer’s muse on a quest for life experience to fuel his writing. He is also a conflicted combination of observer and avid participant in the game of life. He is, or perhaps has been, exploring bi-sexuality. He is certainly a hedonist. He is also, at heart, a smart, decent guy. He eventually finds himself in over his head with underbelly of Weimar society – and catapults out of it to save himself from heartbreak and moral degradation; baritone or bari-tenor; “Ernst Ludwig:” Male, 30-39, German; a handsome and sexy European “operator” who interacts with the higher levels of society. He a member of the Nazi Party for whom he makes frequent discrete smuggling jaunts to Paris. Cliff is a potential asset to him. Sally is purely a dalliance. Vocal range flexible, ideally a tenor; “Herr Schultz:” Male, 50-65, German Jew. Soon to be a casualty of the Nazi regime, he is a solid German citizen, plying his trade as the owner of a fruit shop. One of Fraulein Schneider’s boarders, he is a lonely widower who makes his way through life with gentle humor, sweet resolution and a shy common sense. Like so many German Jews, he is incapable of foreseeing the hatred and violence that is about to be inflicted on his race. Vocal Note: Strong, romantic soloist & harmonizer, tenor or bari-tenor, high G. Basic Waltz. Partner/ballroom skills a plus; “Fraulein Schneider:” Female, 50-65, German. A widow who owns and runs a boarding house. She is dynamic and active participant in the world around her. She is feisty, curious, practical, funny. At base, she is a tactician with a romantic soul who is forced to make a very hard choice between a loving comfortable relationship with a Jew – and the safety of going forward in her older years alone. Her boarders are her family – for good and not so good. Vocal Notes: Strong soloist, expressive song interpreter. Husky, “weathered” contralto voice, low D-B above middle C. Basic Waltz. Partner/ballroom skills a plus; “Fraulein Kost:” Female, 35-50, German; another of Fraulein Schneider's boarders who supports herself by ‘entertaining’ sailors in her room. She, like many who ply her trade, is a hardened pragmatist. However, she masks her hardness with humor, wile, and a saucy sexuality. Strong soloist, alto to low G. Accordion skills a plus but not a must. Dance skills (ala Kit Kat Girls) a plus but not a must; Ensemble: Males & Females, 25-50, the ensemble will play an assortment of roles and are a combination of male and female performers. A whiff of a Nosferatu or Fellini-like strangeness. Movers a plus but not a must. Vocals and acting are the focus. Ideally, several members of the Ensemble play musical instruments. Specifically seeking Violin, Viola, Cello, Alto/Tenor Sax, Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet, Tuba, Accordion, Harp. This is a plus....not a must. Actor-Singers. Equity Principal Audition Oct 26 from 11am-7pm (sign-in 10am; lunch 2pm-3pm) at La Mirada Rehearsal Hall (15519 Phoebe Ave., La Mirada CA 90638). This address is not the La Mirada Theatre. EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Character driven song in the style of Cabaret. Okay to sing from the score. Bring your sheet music. Note: The role of the Emcee has been cast. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

EQUITY, 'PRETTY WOMAN' – OCT. 27 - Lewis Ward Enterprises, LLC is casting Equity performers for Pretty Woman, for the World Premiere production in Chicago at Oriental Theatre, followed by a Broadway production. Garry Marshall & J.F. Lawton, book; Bryan Adams & Jim Vallance, music-lyrics; Rehearsals begin Jan. 22 in NYC; cast travels to Chicago Feb. 25; rehearses Feb 26-Mar. 12 in Chicago IL; runs Mar. 13-Apr. 15 in Chicago IL; runs Fall 2018 on Broadway in NYC. Pays $1974/wk. Equity Production (League) Agreement. Seeking—“James Morse:” Male, 50-79, a cagey self-made industrial tycoon who owns a large ship-building company; the loss of Naval contracts has endangered his business, and made it vulnerable to a takeover by Edward Lewis and Philip Stuckey; but he is determined to fight back to keep his employees working; should sing, but doesn’t require a strong singer; baritone; principal; offer is out, not yet accepted. Equity Principal Audition Oct 27 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave, 16th Fl., New York NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief pop/rock song of choice. Bring sheet music for the piano accompanist. Bring a photo/resume stapled together.

EQUITY, 'An AMERICAN In PARIS,' TOUR – OCT. 27 - Paris Across America, LLC is casting possible future replacements for the SETA tour of An American in Paris, with music & lyrics by George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin and book by Craig Lucas. Currently touring. Pays $992/wk. Equity Short Engagement Touring Agreement. Seeking—“Jerry Mulligan:” Male, 20-29, must be an excellent ballet dancer who also has strong jazz ability. Attractive, masculine, and charismatic, Jerry is an American GI who chooses to stay in Paris to study painting and further his artistic aspirations. He is charming, spontaneous, and playful yet still a bit callow. Singing and acting experience a plus, but elite ballet dancers may attend regardless of prior singing/acting experience; principal; “Lise Dassin:” Female, 18-29, must be an excellent ballet dancer, beautiful, ethereal, elegant and expressive, Lise is quite guarded after the time she spent in hiding during the Nazi occupation of France. She is very passionate, yet private with a profound inner dignity. Singing and acting ability a plus, but elite ballet dancers may attend regardless of prior singing/acting experience; principal; “Adam Hochberg:” Male, 20-29, Jewish, excellent actor and baritone singer, comfortable with some dance, specifically basic tap. Adam is an American GI, wounded in the war, walks with a limp; classically trained composer who struggles to find his authentic voice as an artist; principal; “Henri Baurel:” Male, 20-29, excellent actor and singer (tenor or bari-tenor). Should have some dance ability, specifically some tap. Henri is the handsome son of wealthy Parisians. Light hearted, raised to assume his father’s position of power, Henri secretly longs to be a song and dance man. Deeply in love with Lise; principal; “Milo Davenport:” Female, 30, excellent actor and singer (soprano/mix). Should have some dance ability. Milo is an American heiress and art patron who is attractive and bold; a free spirit who knows what she wants; principal; “Madame Baurel:” Female, 50-59, excellent actor with fantastic comic timing. Must be comfortable with some singing and dancing. Henri's dry, uptight mother, obsessed with appearances, and while commonly self-righteous, she wants the best for her loved ones; principal. Equity Principal Audition Oct 27 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 16th fl., New York NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a short an up-tempo or ballad from or in the style of the Great American Songbook (Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, Kern, etc.). Bring an updated picture/resume stapled together and sheet music in the appropriate key. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

 

'HAIRSPRAY' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 30 - Educational Theatre Collaborative is casting the Dynamites and African American ensemble cast members for a production of Hairspray at the Educational Theatre Collaborative (ETC) at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH. Artistic director states: "Wonderful opportunity to work with NYC-based choreographers and award-winning directors in a beautiful space. Looking for some talented singers and dancers to join our cast." Rehearses Jan. 2-23; runs Jan. 24-28 at Silver Center, Plymouth State University, Plymouth NH. Housing and transportation to and from rehearsals provided as needed. Seeking—The Dynamites (Supporting): Female, 18-30; African American Singer-Dancers (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-35. Seeking talent from Plymouth NH; New York NY; Boston MA; Washington DC. If interested, submit a headshot and resume and video showcasing your singing and dance abilities via backstage.com or contact ETC. Artistic director states: "Very nurturing and positive environment at the base of the White Mountains."

 

'CHRISTMASAURUS' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 31 - Jo Hawes, casting director, is seeking a very special boy for Christmasaurus, a musical based on the book of the same name by McFly’s Tom Fletcher. Seeking a physically disabled boy aged around 11 with an unbroken voice who can sing well. He will have a lot of dialogue so must be able to deliver witty, funny, sparky dialogue. He will be playing a boy named William Trundle, who is the utterly charming son of Bob Trundle, played by Tom Fletcher. This special young actor can be able to walk but needs to be mostly reliant on a wheelchair. Looking across the breadth of the UK for this; will relocate the actor to London for the duration. Rehearsals start on 27 Nov.; tech/dress rehearsals will be from 18 Dec. and the show will run for a Christmas Season until Dec. 30 in London. Christmas Day and Boxing Day will be non-performing days. It will play at the Event in Apollo Theatre in Hammersmith. Rates TBD. Seeking—Physically Disabled Singer-Actor: Male, 8-14, a physically disabled boy aged around 11 with an unbroken voice who can sing well. He will have a lot of dialogue so must be able to deliver witty, funny, sparky dialogue. He will be playing a boy named William Trundle who is the utterly charming son of Bob Trundle, played by Tom Fletcher. This special young actor can be able to walk but needs to be mostly reliant on a wheelchair. Seeking talent from London, England; Edinburgh, Scotland; Cardiff, Wales; Manchester, England. To apply, visit backstage.com

 

'BOEING BOEING' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 1 - Metropolis Performing Arts Centre is casting Boeing Boeing, a farce. Project description: "It's the 1960's, and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard's perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay, and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms. Fasten your seatbelts for this riotous farce that recently enjoyed hit revivals in London and New York." Rehearsals begin Dec. 11. Runs Jan. 21-Mar. 17, 2018, in Arlington Heights IL. Some pay. Seeking—“Bernard” (Lead): Male, 30-50, a Paris-based bachelor, confident, charming, successful, a lothario; “Robert” (Supporting): Male, 30-50, Bernard's less-sophisticated school chum, naïve; “Berthe” (Supporting): Female, 35+, no-nonsense, disapproving, taciturn, gruff housekeeper, French accent; “Gloria” (Supporting): Female, 20-40, attractive American stewardess, gold-digging socialite; “Gabriella” (Supporting): Female, 20-40, attractive Italian stewardess, emotional, whimsical, Italian accent; “Gretchen” (Supporting): Female, 20-40, attractive German stewardess, passionate, direct, German accent. Seeking talent from Chicago IL Prepare two comedic contemporary monologues, no more than one-minute each. For more info, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'A TAFFETA CHRISTMAS: A 50s CHRISTMAS REUNION' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 1 - The Legacy Theatre is casting A Taffeta Christmas: A 50s Christmas Reunion, the holiday sequel to "The Taffetas," set in Muncie, Indiana. Synopsis: The Dumont Television Network is featuring Kaye, Peggy, Cheryl, and Donna on its weekly television show "Hometown Hoedown." It's Christmas in Muncie ("America's Hometown" of the 1950s, by the way) and everyone is there. It's America's first chance to meet "Mother and Daddy," with a few surprises for everyone. A combination of hits from The Taffetas, with new songs and holiday favorites, A Taffeta Christmas is a classic hometown Christmas--the way it used to be. Rehearses Nov. 1-16; runs Nov. 17-Dec. 17 in Tyrone GA. Paid contract (negotiable). Housing and travel stipend provided. Transportation reimbursement for traveling to Georgia or round-trip airfare, free housing (in a new, five-bedroom house just behind the theater), and access to company car provided. Seeking—“Kaye” (Lead): Female, 18-30, oldest; level-headed. High belt/mix. Must have solid high D. “Where The Boys Are” lead singer; “Peggy” (Lead): Female, 18-30, future homemaker; most ladylike. Good belt/mix to C above middle C; “Cheryl” (Lead): Female, 18-30, youngest sister; wants to be Marilyn Monroe. Breathy mix. Alto with good upper range; “Donna” (Lead): Female, 18-30, tomboy; car enthusiast. Alto. Low. Solid F below middle C. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Make sure your video submissions include singing as well as dancing. Anything you might have in the style of The Taffetas would be great (The Wonderettes, The Andrews Sisters). To submit, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

 

'The MIRACLE Of CHRISTMAS' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 4 - DeSales Media Group is seeking three male and two female singer-dancers, one male and one female actor-singer-dancer for the musical "The Miracle of Christmas." Singers need be strong choral singers and able to sing harmonies. Seeking dancers with strong ballet and modern dance training; jazz and contemporary is a plus. Dancers need to be able to sing. Actors needed with good dance and singing training. Rehearsal schedule: Oct. 10 (first meeting whole cast; 6:30pm); Oct. 14, 21, 28, and Nov. 4, 18, and Dec. 2 and 16 (9am-2pm); Tues. & Thurs. (6:30pm-9:30pm) starting on Oct. 31; Dec. 18-19 general rehearsals, and tech and dress; performs Dec. 20 (additional performance on Dec. 21 and/or 22 TBD) in NYC. Pays: $650 for rehearsals and performances. Seeking—Male Israelite #1 (Supporting): 18-35, townsperson; strong dancer, singer (solo) and actor; Female Israelite #1 (Supporting): 18-35, townsperson); strong singer (choir), dancer, and actor; Female Israelite #2 (Supporting): 18-35, townsperson; strong actor, dancer, and singer (chorus only, no solos). Seeking talent from New York NY. Any actors auditioning for roles that call for singing, be prepared to simply sing a line or two (a cappella) of any song at audition. Casting just simply wants to hear that you can sing. To apply, visit backstage.com or contact the casting group.

'11 DAYS In The LIFE Of Dr. KING' – NOV. 4 – TACOMA - Broadway Center for the Performing Arts is seeking dancers-actors-performers ages 18 or older for a four-person ensemble to perform 11 Days in the Life of Dr. King. The show is comprised of 11 poems performed as spoken word and underscored by music, dance, pantomime, and shadow work. This production tours to K-12 schools, museums, and community centers in the South Sound and potentially state-wide. The primary audience is students, teachers and families. The production is 35 minutes long, with a scripted ten-minute audience reflection led by the actors following each performance. Desired skills include: Acting/spoken word, vocal training, ability to work well with children; dance background in Contemporary/Modern, Creative Movement, and/or West African a plus. Tentatively rehearses Dec. 11-15 & 18-22 (5pm-9pm) and Dec. 28 & 29 and Jan. 2 & 3 (10am-2pm) at Broadway Center’s Studio 1, 901 Broadway, Tacoma WA. Rehearsal schedule is flexible based on performers’ availability; daytime rehearsals are also possible. Pierce County Tour Leg runs Jan. 4-Feb. 2, 2018. Actors must be available from 5am–6pm during the performance window to allow for travel time to and from the performance sites. Most performances will be Mon.-Fri. However, this tour is currently being booked, and there will be a possible performance on the MLK holiday and a possible Saturday performance in the run. On performance days, Company Members will travel in Broadway Center vehicle(s) from Broadway Center to the performance sites and back to Broadway Center. Statewide Tour Leg runs Feb. 5-9 Actors must be available during this calendar window. The potential statewide tour leg will include consecutive days on the road. Actors will receive a stipend of $3,000 for the project. During “on the road” days, for the Statewide Tour Leg, per diem and lodging will be provided and Company Members will travel in Broadway Center vehicle(s) to the performance sites. Seeking—Company Member (Lead): Seeking Four Males & Females, Company Members must be 18 or older and will perform as a four-person ensemble using poetry/spoken word, a cappella singing, dance/movement, pantomime, and shadow work. The production tells the story of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life through sequential poetry vignettes, underscored by music, song, movement, and shadow play. Open Casting Call Nov 4 from 10am-12noon at Broadway Center’s Studio 1 (901 Broadway Tacoma WA 98402). Auditionees are asked to arrive 15 minutes early to the audition and plan to stay for the full two hours. Auditionees may be released early as necessary. Bring a headshot and resume and come prepared with a one-minute poem or monologue as well as a verse and/or chorus from a song of your choosing to be sung a cappella. There will also be a dance portion to the audition, so dress in clothing that is comfortable for movement. No particular dance footwear is needed. Actors may also be asked to read from the script during auditions.

'MAGIC TREE HOUSE: SHOWTIMS With SHAKESPEARE' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 7 - Emerald City Theatre Company is casting Magic Tree House: Showtime with Shakespeare, a musical. Project description: "The music for this production is hip-hop/rap and R&B based with rock and pop influences. The show must go on! That's what Jack and Annie learn when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to Elizabethan England. The sibling duo meet William Shakespeare himself but Shakespeare is having a hard time with some of the actors in his latest show. Jack and Annie must rise to the occasion, perform, and help Shakespeare premiere his latest play, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' for Queen Elizabeth. Jack gets stage fright and doesn't want to perform but Shakespeare and his fellow actors and theatre artists show Jack how to overcome his fears." Rehearsals begin Nov. 27, 2017. Runs Jan. 27-Feb. 25, 2018, in Chicago IL. Some pay. Ensemble/Understudy (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18+, strong musical theatre actor who is comfortable performing rap. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. The audition will consist of learning some choreography and music from the show, but auditioners are asked to bring their book in case we want to hear more. We will send out music sides when we've confirmed an audition appointment with you. Apply via backstage.com or contact the theatre.

'MOTOWN: The MUSICAL,' NAT'L TOUR (Future Replacements) – NOV. 7 - Wojcik/Seay Casting is casting the national tour of Motown: The Musical, based on the life of Berry Gordy. Berry Gordy, book; various Motown composers, music-lyrics; Show currently scheduled through June 2018. Pays: $575/wk. min., plus housing and per diem provided. Seeking—“Berry Gordy” (Lead): male; African American; to play 18 to 50; attractive, appealing, and aspirational; a commanding presence; slim build; must have a huge pop tenor voice with soaring tenor notes (preferred strong chest voice to D5, with strong falsetto mix); lead role; “Diana Ross” (Lead): female; African American; to play 16 to 40; 5'1" to 5'5"; stunningly beautiful with a very petite/slim build; must be able to portray Diana's youthful, shy innocence and then grow to become a super star; strong pop belt to E5 with wonderful melodic sensibilities; lead role; “Smokey Robinson” (Lead): male; African American; 20s to early 30s; tenor; must look and sound, like Smokey Robinson, and must be an authentic and sincere actor; funny with a heart of gold; chest voice to B-flat4, falsetto mix to E-flat5; lead role; “Marvin Gaye” (Lead): male; African American; 20s to early 30s; must look and sound like Marvin Gaye (tenor) and must be an authentic and sincere actor; must morph from young, polite Marvin Gaye to the volatile activist he became; chest voice to B-flat4 with falsetto mix to E5; lead role; Little Berry/Stevie/Michael (Lead): doubles as young Berry Gordy, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson; male; African American; 8 to 13, to play 8; must have commanding vocal ability of a young Michael Jackson to conquer such hits as "Who's Loving You," "I Want You Back," A.B.C.," and "Stop the Love You Save" in the original keys; lead role; African American Female Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): ages 18 to early 30s; with great pop voices who move very well to play various characters in the world of Motown; must be fit; will also be looking at swings/understudies from this pool of actors; will understudy everyone from Diana Ross to Teena Marie; 5'1" to 5'7" only; ensemble; African American Male Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): to play 18 to 40s; with great pop voices who move very well to play various characters in the world of Motown; will also be looking at swings from this pool of actors; ensemble. Open Casting Calls Nov 7 from 10am-1:30pm for female singers (sign-in begins at 9am; list pulled at 10:30am) & 2:30pm-6pm for male singers (sign in begins at 1:30pm; list pulled at 3pm) and Nov 9 from 10am-1:30pm for female dancers who sing (sign-in begins at 9am; list pulled at 10:30am) & 2:30pm-6pm for male dancers who sing (sign in begins at 1:30pm; list pulled at 3pm) at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018). For open singer call: Prepare 16 bars of music, preferably from the Motown era. No a cappella. Bring book of music in case another selection is requested. Bring a photo and resume. You must be available to dance on the Nov. 9 if asked and also must be available for callbacks the following week if requested. Typing may occur. For dancer open call: Be ready to dance at the start of your time. Women: Bring heels. Prepare 16 bars of music, preferably from the Motown era in case you are asked to stay and sing. No a cappella. Bring book of music in case another selection is requested. Bring a photo and resume. You must be available for callbacks the following week if requested. Typing may occur.

'FACINGS' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 8 - October 2 Productions is casting Facings, a love story set in a New York City retail store. The story revolves around love, ethnicity, business ethics, and contemporary politics. Production states: "The book and music are under development. We are filling roles for a table reading and eventual staged reading." Works in NYC and Jersey City NJ. Pays a stipend for table reading. Seeking—“Javier” (Lead): Male, 25-40, an Afro-Colombian immigrant; handsome, charismatic, outgoing, and well-educated; through a twist of fate, he has sought asylum in the U.S. and finds himself working in a New York City retail store; “Carlita” (Supporting): Female, 18-35, a young, sassy Dominican lesbian working in a New York City retail store; confident and pushy, with a very big heart. Seeking talent from Jersey City NJ. A video of you both singing and acting (either together or separately) is preferred via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'LONG LOST JOHN' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 8 - The Zareh Group is casting a reading with live music. The story centers around the lives of two bereaved youth (boys who have lost their mothers) and the family members and friends who step in to fill the void. The action takes place against the back drop of 1950's rock and roll. Full cast reading the evening of Oct. 16; 2-3 scene partner rehearsals scheduled at your mutual convenience; tech rehearsal Oct. 29 (12noon-3pm); reading Oct. 29 (6pm-10pm) in NYC. Actors will receive a stipend of $65 to cover transportation. Time Commitment approximately 12-15 hours. Seeking—“Jay” (Lead): Male, 15-22; “Paulie” (Lead): Male, 14-21; “Jorge” (Supporting): Male, 13-20. Seeking talent from New York NY. To apply, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

EQUITY, ALHAMBRA DINNER THEATRE – NOV. 8 & 9 - Alhambra Dinner Theatre is seeking Equity actor-singers for the upcoming 2018 season including: The Marvelous Wonderettes (Roger Bean, playwright; Rehearsals begin Dec. 26; runs Jan. 3-Feb. 4, 2018), Little Shop Of Horrors (Howard Ashman, playwright-lyricist; Alan Menken, composer; Rehearsals begin Feb. 5; runs Feb. 14-Mar. 25), Five Guys Named Moe (Clark Peter, playwright; Louis Jordan, lyricist-composer; Rehearsals begin Mar. 26; runs Apr. 4-May 6), A Fox On The Fairway (Ken Ludwig, playwright; Rehearsals begin Apr. 30; runs May 9-June 10), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Richard and Robert Sherman, music-lyrics; Rehearsals begin June 4; runs June 13-July 29), Kiss Me Kate (Cole Porter, music-lyrics; Sam and Bella Spewack, book; Rehearsals begin July 23; runs Aug. 1-Sep. 9), Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up (John R. Powers, book; James Quinn and Alaric Jans, music; Rehearsals begin Sep. 3; runs Sep. 12-Oct. 7), 1776 (Peter Stone, book; Sherman Edwards, music-lyrics; Rehearsals begin Oct. 8; runs Oct. 17-Nov. 18), and Elf: The Musical (Thomas and Bob Martin, book; Matthew Sklar, music; Chad Beguelin, lyrics; Rehearsals begin Nov. 12; runs Nov. 21-Dec. 24). Also seeking Equity singers who move and dancers who sing for ensemble roles in the chorus musicals (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Kiss Me Kate, 1776 and Elf: The Musical). Season rehearses and runs in Jacksonville FL. Pays: $629/wk. Equity Dinner Theatre Contract. Housing is available for a limited number of out-of-town talent. Seeking—Various Roles: 18+. For THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES – “Cindy Lou:” Female. Ages 18 and 28 in the play.  The prettiest, Mezzo-Soprano with belt; Missy: Female. Ages 18 and 28 in the play. Over achiever High Belt; “Betty Jean:” Female. Ages 18 and 28 in the play. Alto, strong bottom; “Suxy:” Female.  Ages 18 and 28 in the play. Mezzo–Alto; LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS – “Seymour:” Strong tenor, a "weakling", 20s; “Audrey:” Ditzy, big belt, late 20s; “Mushnick:” 60, bari-tenor, character man Ronnette, Crystal, Chiffon: three neighborhood girls; “Orin:” 40s, Dentist, funny tenor; “Audrey Two:” Barry White voice only; for FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE – “Nomax:” Male, 25-35, G4 up, A-flat2 down, Alcoholic Deadbeat; “Four Eyed Moe:” Male. Leader, 40-65, G4 up, C3 down; “Eat Moe:” Male, Overweight, 40-65, Merry, G4 up, B-flat2 down; “Know Moe:” Male, High Class, 49-65, Humorous, G4 up, C3 down; “Little Moe:” Male, Short, Sensitive, 40-65, A-flat4 Up, C3 down; “Big Moe:” Male, Large, 40-65, A4 up, C3 down; for 1776 - John Adams: 41, F-sharp4 top, C3 bottom; “Stephen Hopkins:”  70, E-flat4, C3; “Roger Sherman:” 55, B-flat4, C3; “Robert Livingston:” 30, F4, B-flat2; “Benjamin Franklin:” 60-70, E-flat4, A-flat3; “John Dickenson:” 44, E4, A2; “Richard Henry Lee:” 45, G4, C3; “Thomas Jefferson:” Tall, 33, G4, C3; “Edward Rutledge:” Young, 26, A4, C3; “Abigail Adams:” 32, F5, D-flat4; “Martha Jefferson:” 27, D5; Courier: 15-20, D-flat4, C3; for ELF, THE MUSICAL – “Buddy:” 25-30, C5, A-flat2; “Jovie:” 25-30, D5, G3; “Walter:” Buddy's Father, G4, A2; “Emily:” Walter's wife, 40-50, E-flat4, F3; “Michael:” Buddy's step-brother, 12, G5, F3; “Deb:” Walter's secretary, 25-55, E-flat3, D4; Manager: 35-40, F-sharp4, B2; various roles for Kiss Me Kate and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Equity Principal Auditions Nov 8 from 9:30am-5:30pm and Nov 9 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm each day) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). EPA procedures are in effect for these auditions. An Equity monitor will be provided. Prepare either a traditional musical theatre song, a monologue for the play, or a one-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song. Bring sheet music, in the proper key. An accompanist will be provided. Audition selections may be chosen from the season. Bring picture and resume.

'BABES In TOYLAND' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 10 - Portland Metro Arts is casting the musical, Babes in Toyland. Performs a matinee and evening show on Dec. 16, in Portland OR. No pay. Seeking—Actor-Singers (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from Portland OR. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

EQUITY, ALHAMBRA DINNER THEATRE 2018 SEASON – NOV. 10 - Alhambra Dinner Theatre is seeking Equity actors and actor-singers for the upcoming 2018 including: The Marvelous Wonderettes (Roger Bean, playwright; Rehearsals begin Dec. 26; runs Jan. 3-Feb. 4, 2018), Little Shop Of Horrors (Howard Ashman, playwright-lyricist; Alan Menken, composer; Rehearsals begin Feb. 5; runs Feb. 14-Mar. 25), Five Guys Named Moe (Clark Peter, playwright; Louis Jordan, lyricist-composer;  Rehearsals begin Mar. 26; runs Apr. 4-May 6), A Fox On The Fairway (Ken Ludwig, playwright; Rehearsals begin Apr. 30; runs May 9-June 10), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Richard and Robert Sherman, music-lyrics; Rehearsals begin June 4; runs June 13-July 29), Kiss Me Kate (Cole Porter, music-lyrics; Sam and Bella Spewack, book; Rehearsals begin July 23; runs Aug. 1-Sep. 9), Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up (John R. Powers, book; James Quinn and Alaric Jans, music; Rehearsals begin Sep. 3; runs Sep. 12-Oct. 7), 1776 (Peter Stone, book; Sherman Edwards, music-lyrics; Rehearsals begin Oct. 8; runs Oct. 17-Nov. 18), and Elf: The Musical (Thomas and Bob Martin, book; Matthew Sklar, music; Chad Beguelin, lyrics; Rehearsals begin Nov. 12; runs Nov. 21-Dec. 24). Also seeking Equity singers who move and dancers who sing for ensemble roles in the chorus musicals Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Kiss Me Kate, 1776 and Elf: The Musical. Season rehearses and runs in Jacksonville FL. Pays: $629/wk. Equity Dinner Theatre Contract. Housing is available for a limited number of out-of-town talent. Seeking—Various Roles: 18+. For THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES – “Cindy Lou:” Female. Ages 18 and 28 in the play.  The prettiest, Mezzo-Soprano with belt; “Missy:” Female. Ages 18 and 28 in the play. Over achiever High Belt; “Betty Jean:” Female. Ages 18 and 28 in the play.  Alto, strong bottom; “Suxy:” Female.  Ages 18 and 28 in the play.  Mezzo–Alto; for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS – “Seymour:” Strong tenor, a "weakling", 20s; “Audrey: “ Ditzy, big belt, late 20s; “Mushnick:”  60, bari-tenor, character man; Ronette, Crystal, Chiffon: three neighborhood girls; “Orin:”  40s, Dentist, funny tenor; “Audrey Two:”  Barry White voice only; for FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE – “Nomax:”  Male, 25-35, G4 up, A-flat2 down, Alcoholic Deadbeat; “Four Eyed Moe:”  Male. Leader, 40-65, G4 up, C3 down; “Eat Moe:”  Male, Overweight, 40-65, Merry, G4 up, B-flat2 down; “Know Moe:’  Male, High Class, 49-65, Humorous, G4 up, C3 down; “Little Moe:”  Male, Short, Sensitive, 40-65, A-flat4 Up, C3 down; “Big Moe:” Male, Large, 40-65, A4 up, C3 down; for CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG – various roles; for KISS ME KATE – various roles; for 1776 – “John Adams:”  41, F-sharp4 top, C3 bottom; “Stephen Hopkins:”  70, E-flat4,C3; “Roger Sherman:”  55, B-flat4, C3; “Robert Livingston:”  30, F4, B-flat2; “Benjamin Franklin:”  60-70, E-flat4, A-flat3; “John Dickenson:”  44, E4, A2; “Richard Henry Lee:”  45, G4, C3; “Thomas Jefferson:”  Tall, 33, G4, C3; “Edward Rutledge:” Young, 26, A4, C3; “Abigail Adams:”  32, F5, D-flat4; “Martha Jefferson:”  27, D5; Courier:  15 -20, D-flat4, C3; for ELF, THE MUSICAL – “Buddy:” 25-30, C5, A-flat2; “Jovie:” 25-30, D5, G3; “Walter:” Buddy's Father, G4, A2; “Emily:” Walter's wife, 40-50, E-flat4, F3; “Michael:” Buddy's step-brother, 12, G5, F3; “Deb:” Walter's secretary, 25-55, E-flat3, D4; Manager:  35-40, F-sharp4, B2. Equity Chorus Calls Nov 10 at 9:30am for Equity male singers, 11am for Equity female singers, 2pm for Equity male dancers who sing & 3:30pm for Equity female dancers who sing at Pearl Studios 500 (500 8th Ave., 4th fl., New York NY 10018). ECC procedures are in effect for these auditions. Equity monitors will be provided. Singers: Prepare a brief song in the style of the show. Audition selections may be chosen from the season. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Dancers: Be warmed up and ready to go. Bring jazz and tap shoes, and wear dance attire. Dancers should also have 16 bars of a song prepared in the style of the show in case asked to stay and sing. Bring picture and resume.

'WEST SIDE STORY' – NOV. 10 & 11, DEC. 2 & 3 - Sioux City Symphony is casting a new production of West Side Story, to be performed with full symphony orchestra to celebrate Bernstein’s 100th Celebration. Casting all roles. Rehearsals begin Apr. 2 in Sioux City; runs Apr. 21 & 22 at the Orpheum, Sioux City IA. Equity members will be hired under the Equity Guest Artist Agreement, pending Equity approval. Nonunion contracts available. Salary, per diem, travel, housing, and accommodations provided. Negotiable. Seeking—“Maria” (Lead): Female, 18-21, a hopeless romantic and innocent young girl; she falls in love with Tony and finds herself at the center of the violent conflict between the two gangs. Bernardo's sister. Puerto Rican; “Tony” (Lead): Male, 18-28, a romantic young man and former leader of the Jets, he has found a new lifestyle now; Tony finds himself violently torn between his friendships and love; falls in love to Maria and meets an untimely death. Genuinely sweet and sincere; Other Roles/Jets/Sharks/Chorus (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-30, performers to play roles such as: Diesel, 25-30, voice part: Baritone G2-G4, lieutenant to Riff; Baby John, 17-22, voice part: baritone B-flat2 to G4, youngest Jet; A-Rab,19-22, voice part: baritone D-flat3 to G4, explosive and strong dancer; Snowboy, 19-22, voice part: baritone F3-G4, bespectacled, self-styled expert, strong dancer; Velma, 20-25, voice part: mezzo, Riff’s girlfriend, young, slithery, sexy, great dancer lost in a world of jive; Graziella, 20-25, voice part: mezzo, girlfriend of Diesel, great dancer and impressed with herself; Latinx performers to play roles including: Pepe, 20-25, voice part: baritone G2-G4, lieutenant to Bernardo, typically proud, and resentful of discrimination, strong dancer; Indio, 22-26, voice part: baritone, typically proud, and resentful of discrimination; strong dancer; Luis, 22-26, voice part: baritone, similar to Luis in that he is extremely prideful of himself and his heritage; strong dancer; Juano, 22-26, voice part: baritone, also very prideful and defensive against discrimination, strong dancer; Toro, 22-26, voice part: baritone, proud and resentful towards discrimination, strong dancer; Consuelo, 20-25, voice part: mezzo, tough, young Puerto Rican girl with bleach blond hair, flirty and fun, strong dancer; Rosalia, 19-25, voice part: mezzo, young Puerto Rican girl, more demure, not too bright, homesick for Puerto Rico, strong dancer. Auditions by appointment Nov 10 at 10am for Male Dance Call at2pm for Female Dance Call and Nov. 11 from 10am-5pm for Principle Auditions (callbacks Nov. 12) in Sioux City IA and Dec. 2 at10am for Male Dance Call &2pm for Female Dance Call and Dec. 3 from10am-5pm for Principle Auditions (callbacks Dec. 4) at TBA, New York NY. For appointment, apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

SIGHT & SOUND THEATRES – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 30 - Sight & Sound Theatres is seeking principals and featured ensemble/understudies for Sight & Sound Theatres' 2018 season and for any mid-season needs that arise within current 2017 season including: Jesus, a world premiere, and Samson. Seeking triple threats and a few strong actors (non-singers) as well. Experienced performers of every type and race encouraged. Casting Director states: "For more than 40 years, Sight & Sound Theatres® has been bringing the Bible to life on stage in jaw-dropping scale. With locations in Lancaster PA, and Branson MO, more than one million people come from around the world each year to experience these original, state-of-the-art productions. In our 2,000 seat auditoriums, on 300-foot panoramic stages, stirring performances bring these biblical epics to life. Sight & Sound Theatres® is both a production company and a theater operations business. Our unique employee culture of more than 600 dedicated individuals celebrates craftsmanship, diversity of talents and a collective passion for bringing the Bible to life." Rehearsals begin mid-January 2018; “Jesus” runs Mar. 10, 2018–Jan. 5, 2019 in Lancaster PA; Samson runs Mar. 3–Dec. 29, 2018 in Branson MO. Pays: $750-$1,150/wk. Health benefits, paid time off, 401(k)s, and relocation assistance/reimbursement provided. Salary commensurate with role/experience/number of shows per week. Seeking—Featured Ensemble & Understudy Tracks (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, engaging and experienced triple threats with "show-stopping" vocals; to play multiple speaking roles/sing featured solos/dance throughout; comedic, dramatic, and character skills sought; if trained in tumbling and/or stage combat, include tumbling or fight sequence in submission; armed and unarmed welcome; Bari-Tenor (Lead): Male, 25-65, to play 40s+; powerful bari-tenor; strong legit actor w/ emotional depth and comedic skills; Gospel Alto & Pop/Gospel Tenor (Lead): 18+, female gospel alto with rich soulful sound and vast range, skilled with riffs/runs to the rafters, solid actress and competent mover; male pop/gospel tenor, athletic, domineering masculine fighter, engaging triple threat; Mature Warm Soprano: 25+, to play 40s; must be skilled dramatic actress and singer with high energy and superb comedic timing; Rockstar Bari-Tenor: Male, 18-50, to play 30s; 6'+ preferred; rockstar vocalist with range and strong actor; masculine alpha male presence; athletic physique; must be a good mover; Bass/Dramatic Actor: Male, 18+, to play 40s; 6'+ preferred; bass; dramatic actor; mighty ruler presence and booming bass voice; must be competent mover/singer; Mezzo Pop Belter: Female, 18-40, to play 20-30s; high mix and belt required; triple threat; very spirited, wise, and clever; Male Character Actor/Singer/Mover (Supporting): Male, 18+, to play 70s+; must play old age believably; no exaggerated caricatures; must be energetic and fit mover-singer; “Nicodemus” (Lead): Male, 18+, dramatic actor-singer to play 50-60s+; no "old man" caricatures; actor-baritone; “Peter” (Lead): Male, 18+, to play 30-40s; baritone; gruff, rugged, and disgruntled with a tough exterior; yet, sensitive, and truly a good man, husband and father; searching for purpose and truth; bullish, agile, strong, and athletic; must not be allergic to dogs; actor-baritone; “Samson” (Lead): Male, 18+, to play 18-40 yrs.; 6ft+ preferred; experienced with stage combat; brilliant fighter with strong build; not steroid-blown, but athletic and appears strong; baritone with strong technical endurance and dramatic depth; plays full range between Act I and Act II, from a snarky, self-absorbed, and relentless risk-taking young man who is coming of age as a disillusioned 40-something giving into unrestrained passions and just seeking an escape from the weight of his responsibilities; later, betrayed and broken, he discovers grace and fulfills his calling, sacrificing everything and destroying more enemies in his death than he did in his life; actor-baritone. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Auditions by invitation only. There are limited audition spots; submit early. For details and submission guidelines, visit https://auditionsmanager.com/submission.php?AU=qK8eZq63.

 

'REVOLUTIONARY GENTLEMAN: The ROCK OPERA' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - Infinity Stage is seeking Washington DC-area singers for a soundtrack recording and staged concert of Revolutionary Gentleman, a 100-minute rock opera. Rehearses in August 2018 for soundtrack recording at Cue Studios, Falls Church VA, followed by a staged concert in early October. Singers will be paid 30% of gate for concert, 50% of CD/MP3 sales. Seeking—“Benedict Arnold” (Lead): Male, 47-60, antihero; baritone; “Emily” (Supporting): Female, 18-44, narrator; "every woman"; alto; “Josephine” (Supporting): Female, 21-49, Reed's sassy sidekick; cynical; alto/2nd soprano; belter; “Joseph Reed” (Supporting): Male, 40-70, sniveling, peevish civil leader of Pennsylvania; baritone. Seeking talent from Washington, DC. Send videos or links with contrasting numbers via backstage.com or contact Infinity Stage. Songs from the show are available upon request.

 

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

 

 

 

 

COMPANIES:

The ACTOR's PROJECT NYC, INDUSTRY SHOWCASES – OCT. 10 - The Actor's Project NYC is seeking actors and singers for five industry showcases. Producer states: "The Actor's Project NYC (TAPNYC) is casting Beyond Passion!, Actors Stories!, Bold Dramedy!, Something Fringe!, and Pushing Boundaries!; full-length theatrical showcases of music, scenes, monologues, and sketch comedy, all original work by company writers. TAPNYC is a company that assists its members in landing agents and getting work through industry showcases. All shows are attended by industry in film, TV, and theater. Past productions have been attended by producers (Broadway), agents (commercial/legit), managers, and casting directors." Rehearses winter 2017; performs spring 2018 in NYC. Membership dues are a one-time fee of $595 and include agent/manager coaching, resume workshops, branding-yourself workshops, industry showcases, and entry into The Acting-Career Seminar, where company members meet with a commercial agent, a legit agent, and a talent manager. Director states: "All members meet with agents and managers before and after the showcases." Seeking—Actors & Singers Seeking Representation Through Showcases: Males & Females, 18+. Open Casting Call group audition Oct 10 from 4:30pm-5:30pm at TAPNYC @ Studios 353 (353 W. 48th St., New York NY 10036). Add audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com to your contacts to ensure the confirmation lands in your inbox. For a quicker response, direct-email headshot and resume to audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com. Prepare a one-minute contemporary comedic monologue. Auditions will be conducted in groups. Bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume. Producer states: "We suggest (though do not require) monologues from Bobby Holder's book 'Out of the Blue' (available on TheActorsProjectNYC.com, BobbyHolder.com, Amazon, iBooks, etc.). We ask that actors who confirm their audition to honor their commitment. Be on time and prepare to stay the entire hour."

 

'BOLD DRAMEDY!' – OCT. 10 - The Actor's Project NYC is seeking actors and singers for Bold Dramedy! Producer states: "The Actor's Project NYC (TAPNYC) is casting Bold Dramedy! a full-length theatrical showcase of music, scenes, monologues, and sketch comedy, all original work by company writers. TAPNYC is a company that assists its members in landing agents and getting work through industry showcases. All shows are attended by industry in film, TV, and theater. Past productions have been attended by producers (Broadway), agents (commercial/legit), managers, and casting directors." Rehearses winter 2017; performs spring 2018 in NYC. Membership dues are a one-time fee of $595 and include agent/manager coaching, resume workshops, branding-yourself workshops, industry showcases, and entry into The Acting-Career Seminar, where company members meet with a commercial agent, a legit agent, and a talent manager. Director states: "All members meet with agents and managers before and after the showcases." Seeking—Actors & Singers Seeking Representation Through Showcases: Males & Females, 18+. Open Casting Call group audition Oct 10 from 4:30pm-5:30pm at TAPNYC @ Studios 353 (353 W. 48th St., New York NY 10036). Add audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com to your contacts to ensure the confirmation lands in your inbox. For a quicker response, direct-email headshot and resume to audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com. Prepare a one-minute contemporary comedic monologue. Auditions will be conducted in groups. Bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume. Producer states: "We suggest (though do not require) monologues from Bobby Holder's book 'Out of the Blue' (available on TheActorsProjectNYC.com, BobbyHolder.com, Amazon, iBooks, etc.). We ask that actors who confirm their audition to please honor your commitment. Please be on time and prepare to stay the entire hour."

 

JESTMASTER PRODUCTIONS, TROUPE MEMBERS – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 11 - JestMaster Productions, Inc. is seeking singer-dancer-actress in any combination to be troupe members with an established production company. Acts include magic assistant, vaudeville, cabaret, revues, plays, costumed characters, and audiobooks. Creative input desired. Learn routines, then be on "standby" for sporadic gigs. Production work also available. President states: "See attached promos for an idea of what we do. We are also now associated with The Open Book Theatre Company, so this will likely lead to work there as well." Rehearsals will usually be in Englewood NJ. Usually mutually-decided rehearsal schedule. Specific productions may have other requirements. Rehearsal expenses paid. All gigs and productions are paid. Range can be $50-$500 per gig or more. President states: "This is a great part-time and sporadic way to make money in the biz and gain experience. Gigs could come weekly, or monthly, or tomorrow or in a couple of months." Seeking—Female Troupe Members: 18-35, female, attractive, limber, not claustrophobic; can sing/move well, able to create characters and good with ad-lib; circus skills a plus. Seeking talent from Englewood NJ. Submit via backstage.com, or contact the production company, and let casting personnel see you can do with some video and/or audio. Acting, singing, dance, comedy, variety—whatever you've got. The rest will be discussed upon callbacks. Know the requirements stated in this listing—where, the money, etc.

 

'SOMETHING FRINGE!' – OCT. 16 - The Actor's Project NYC is seeking actors and singers for Something Fringe! Producer states: "The Actor's Project NYC (TAPNYC) is casting Something Fringe!, a full-length theatrical showcase of music, scenes, monologues, and sketch comedy, all original work by company writers. TAPNYC is a company that assists its members in landing agents and getting work through industry showcases. All shows are attended by industry in film, TV, and theater. Past productions have been attended by producers (Broadway), agents (commercial/legit), managers, and casting directors." Rehearses winter 2017; performs spring 2018 in NYC. Membership dues are a one-time fee of $595 and include agent/manager coaching, resume workshops, branding-yourself workshops, industry showcases, and entry into The Acting-Career Seminar, where company members meet with a commercial agent, a legit agent, and a talent manager. Director states: "All members meet with agents and managers before and after the showcases." Seeking—Actors & Singers Seeking Representation Through Showcases: 18+. Group audition by appointment Oct 16 from 4:30pm-5:30pm at TAPNYC @ Studios 353 (353 W. 48th St., New York, NY 10036). Add audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com to your contacts to ensure the confirmation lands in your inbox. For a quicker response, direct-email headshot and resume to audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com. Prepare a one-minute contemporary comedic monologue. Auditions will be conducted in groups. Bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume. Producer states: "We suggest (though do not require) monologues from Bobby Holder's book 'Out of the Blue' (available on TheActorsProjectNYC.com, BobbyHolder.com, Amazon, iBooks, etc.). We ask that actors who confirm their audition to please honor your commitment. Please be on time and prepare to stay the entire hour."

 

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:

The NEXT BIG SINGING SENSATION – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 31 - CME is seeking the next big singing sensation for a major network. Talent scout states: "Are you the next Bruno Mars, Niall Horan, Selena Gomez, Hailee Steinfeld, Rhianna, The Weeknd, Maren Morris, etc.? We want to hear from you! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for: major exposure, record deal, celebrity collaborations, and VIP experience. The world will remember your name. Unlike any singing show that has come before. This one starts with the best. Where the other shows end, this one is just getting started. If you have what it takes to be a winner now, submit ASAP." Shoot date(s) TBD in L.A. Stipend provided. Seeking—Singer (Lead): Males & Females, 16-35. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Must submit a current video or link to your website/YouTube/Instagram with a video of you singing to be considered via backstage.com or contact CME. Include a cover letter with brief info about your singing background along with your email and phone number. More info will be provided if you are selected to audition.

 

'GOSPEL EXPLOSION' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 18 - Iconic Souls Entertainment is seeking singers for Gospel Explosion, a showcase competition in which singers compete against each other in front of an audience and judges that will consist of music producers and executives. Production begins January 2018 and will be held at Wyndham New Yorker Hotel in NYC. Participants will compete for prizes ranging from a cash prize to free studio time. Seeking—Singer: Males & Females, 18+, singers of all genres of gospel. Seeking talent from New York NY. Include a video with your submission via backstage.com or contact the entertainment company.

 

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:

TOTAL REQUEST LIVE' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 14 - Lauren Waters Casting is seeking young talent from in and around NYC to be featured on the return of MTV's Total Request Live. Shoots daily, starting Oct. 2, in NYC. Pay varies. Some talent will be paid $50 to appear, while others will be competing on the show for a prize. Seeking—Singers: Males & Females, 16-28, talented singers to be featured on "TRL." Seeking talent from New York NY. To submit, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

CLUSTA MANIFESTO VIDEO – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 14 - Clusta is casting a manifesto video for Clusta, a new online platform. Recording session takes place in London, UK. Pays expenses only. Seeking—Voice Actors: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from London, England. To apply, submit samples & résumés via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'LASSEN' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 15 - Horseless Cowboy is casting voiceover actors for Lassen, the story of a small town and the relationships between its inhabitants. Auditions and recording will take place in the Los Angeles area. Pays $200 per hour of recording. Seeking—“Henry” (Day Player): Male, 55-65, the owner of the gas station; strong-willed, he spent his life fighting for his belief: one's right to succeed by his own means; he's a proud American, and sees his gas station as a lifetime achievement; some people say he's became arrogant since he bought it, but he disagrees: he's earned it by the sweat of his brow, and does a lot for the community; people should be thankful; Henry knows he's a good guy, and though his point of view can sometimes seem old-fashioned, he prides himself in trying his best to make America a better place; “Delilah” (Day Player): Female, 50-60, works as a clerk in the gas station owned by her husband, Henry; she spent most of her life living in the tiny town she was born in, with no ambition or motivation, until the day she met Henry; he wasn't particularly rich, but knew how to make his way through life; she immediately found her way out of this mind-numbing routine; thanks to him, she gained confidence and comfort, but soon realized Henry's authority also meant she didn’t have a say in her life's decision; they remained together still, out of necessity more than passion; “Eduardo” (Day Player): Male, 37-42, grew up in Mexico, before immigrating to the USA during his teenage hood; he's a hardworking, humble man, who now owns a garage and provides for his family; when his wife left a few years ago, without explaining anything, something broke. He makes do though, and tries to be a funny, optimistic man, and a good father figure for his kids; he’s very close to them and can’t seem to deny anything, making him more a best friend than a father; “Lisa” (Day Player): Female, 18-20, grew up with three younger brothers; having to take care of them and be respected, she quickly became a strong, independent girl who barely needs help going through life; at school, she is a bright and mature student, yet she rarely hangs out with other girls, obsessed with boys and girly stuff she finds no interest in; instead she has a strong group of like-minded friends with whom she can be herself and talk freely, going to rock concerts and riding skateboards; “Brendon” (Day Player): Male, 26-34, grew up in Chicago, in a rich family he never quite fit in; when old enough, he left his parents and brother and went on the road, living off menial jobs along the way; having studied journalism for a short while, he decided to write about the things he saw, the social issues and cultural effervescence the mainstream media never talked about; he’s been living a lonely, bohemian life for some years now, and is comfortable with it, meeting all kinds of people and cultures, sleeping in his car while being quite renowned on the internet; “Alan” (Day Player): Male, 39-45, was born in Kentucky to two military parents; he never really liked this environment and, as soon as he graduated, told them he would not join the air force, and instead joined a trucking school to get his license; he’s married to Kate and has a six year-old kid, yet he loves the loneliness and freedom of the road too much to quit his job. He’s a soft patriot, and though years of driving alone have made him a little rough, he is kind and will always help someone in need. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. To apply, submit via backstage.com or contact casting company.

 

LG COMMERCIAL SONG – OCT. 15 DEADLINE - Shiljang Music & Sound is seeking a male indie rock singer for a commercial song. Must be able to execute a VERY close sound-alike to the references below ("Anna" by Will Butler and "Acceptable in the 80s" by Calvin Harris). You MUST either have existing samples to send me or be able to record yourself singing in this style. Samples submitted by Oct. 12 at 10pm will be given preference. Final deadline is Sunday Oct. 15 at 9pm. Rate is negotiable (YOU SET YOUR RATE), non-union, and the spot will be distributed online only in North America. Anna by Will Butler: https://youtu.be/ddtSRt3zUT0 Acceptable in the 80s by Calvin Harris: https://youtu.be/dOV5WXISM24 Records either last week of October or first week of November. Rate is negotiable. Seeking—Male Indie Rock Singer: 18+. Seeking talent from Brooklyn, New York NY. Send a sample of you singing in the referenced style via backstage.com or contact the production company.

 

'GHOST LETTERS' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 17 - University of Southern California is casting voice over actors for Ghost Letters, an experimental AR sound walk project produced by a PhD Student in USC's Media Arts and Practice Program in the school of cinematic arts. A 20-minute sonic narrative is about the relationship of two sisters, one of which is sent to a mental asylum. The story is set in 1976 Italy. The location specific project will be played in San Servolo Island in Venice, Italy, this fall. Recording sessions are on Oct. 18 & 19 in USC's School of Cinematic Arts. It is a USC Student project with SAG waiver agreement. Seeking—“Julia” (Lead): Female, 30-40, An artist, who left her town and family to seek freedom of her own struggles to reconcile the fact she and her family sent her older sister, who used to be her closest ally to a mental asylum. She reflects about the complicated relationship between the two, and her own life long struggles against various forms of oppression; “Dr. Charcot” (Lead): Male, 50-60, Dr. Charcot is a phycologist who works with mentally ill patients. This role involves reading historic documents of patient descriptions. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. To apply, visit backstage.com or contact the school.

 

CSU DOMINGUEZ HILLS STUDENT PROJECT – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 18 - California State University, Dominguez Hills is seeking a male voiceover for a two-minute video project from a two-page script. Records one day (about one hour; date TBD) at California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson CA. Seeking—Male Voiceover (Lead): 21-30. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Must email demos of your work to Noah.gee0313@gmail.com. Voice must be approved by professor first.

 

'FINAL DAYS' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 19 - Freelance is casting a voice actress for Final Days, which tells the story of a young bride-to-be with terminal cancer who realizes she might not live until her wedding day. Records Fall or Winter for one day in Northern New Jersey. Seeking—“Jane Gallagher” (Lead): Female, 18-35, a bride-to-be who learns that her cancer is terminal; knowing that her days are limited, Jane reminisces on what she loves most about her life. Seeking talent from New York NY. Note that this is merely a voiceover role. You will not be featured on screen. To apply, submit via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

The VOICE OVER SHOW – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 20 - 10th Voyage Studios is seeking guests for The Voice Over Show. Synopsis: 10th Voyage Studios, Production Company for The Voice Over Show, is seeking Voice Artists to appear as guests on the show. To be considered you will need to have voiced a recognized character of a Major Animation or Video Game. Ongoing production that shoots monthly both at 10th Voyage Studios in Palm Coast, Florida and remotely. Travel, hotel accommodations and meals fully paid for in addition to negotiated pay for the appearance. Seeking—Show Guest (Lead): Males & Females, 18+, seeking Voice Artists to appear on the show as guests; role requires that you have voiced a major/character from a recognized Animation or Video Game. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. We are currently only accepting submissions from experienced Voice Artists who have voiced a recognized character in a Major Animation and/or Video Game. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the studios.

 

VOICEOVER PROJECTS, HAWAIIAN TALENT – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 21 - Studio Center is casting Hawaiian talent for various voiceover projects. Record date TBD. Pay based on each individual project with a minimum of $95 per spot. Seeking—Hawaiian Talent (Lead): Males & Females, 5+. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Talent not located in Virginia Beach & Richmond VA, Washington DC, or NYC would need to have an in-home studio equipped with either Source-Connect or ISDN capabilities. Submit a voiceover demo via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

MALE CHARACTER SONGS CD – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 29 - Elijon Music is seeking male singers to be part of an original CD project. Records late October or early November probably in Morristown, NJ. Pays $200 min. for 1 rehearsal and recording date. Seeking—“Douglas” (Lead): Male, 30-50, to sing "Dounglas' Dinner Date of Doom;" tenor/light baritone with a reasonable high A; good acting chops for one Sondheimian-type comedic song about a blind date gone wrong. Must read music/be relatively quick study. Excellent diction & accent neutral; “Al” (Lead): Male, 40-60, to sing "I Talk Out Loud So I can hear Myself Think;" late middle-aged retiree - probably blue collar - reflecting on life as he takes daily walks. Character voice B-E. Must read music/be relatively quick study. Excellent diction/regional U.S. accent; “Howard” (Lead): Male, 30-55, to sing "Flying Tghrough Cyberspace" a rock/pop song where the character is dysfunctional, experiencing life clandestinely, online. Must have good falsetto - and be able to jump from chest voice to falsetto. Comedic timing, very helpful. Must read music/be a relatively quick-study. Excellent diction. Elvis/Roy Orbison imitators welcome. Seeking talent from Hackensack NJ. Provide links in your submission via backstage.com or contact the music company.

 

'BENEFACTORS' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 30 - Meridian Culpepper, write-dir. is casting Benefactors, an animated mini-series about a non-conventional teen named Emmaline Richwood who accidentally discovers a parallel universe hidden behind the doors of her late father’s mental institution in 1918. Must be committed to playing role over a period of time. Relaxed schedule. Actors will be compensated $40 per episode recording. Seeking—“Emmaline Richwood” (Lead): Female, 18-25, Emmaline is quite the atypical female lead for an animated series. Being mixed race teen in 1918, Emmaline's character is introduced as a seeming apathetic and non-goal-driven homebody, only sticking around Richwood (her home and insane asylum) until she turns 18 and goes away for good. During the series, her character goes through a dramatic repentance of the heart and learns that it's in the heartbreaks and the oddities of life that trump the acceptance and praise of what the world has to offer; “Colin Thebes” (Supporting): Male, 18-30, Collin is the most optimistic character of the bunch at Richwood Asylum, convinced that Emmaline's coarse outer shell doesn't nearly reflect what he believes lies underneath. Full of secrets and mischievous agendas, Collin manages to smile through tremendous amounts of pain from his past in order to sacrifice for his friends - whether they thank him for it or not; “Doctor Willard” (Supporting): Male, 40-60, Doctor Willard is the last of the original staff at Richwood Asylum that chose to stay behind and look after the patients. Doctor Willard took guardianship of Emmaline shortly after her father's disappearance and never quite warmed up to the role. Harsh, logical, and sometimes downright unfair - Doctor Willard is pulled by both the image of his reputation in the community and looking after the only family he has left, Emmaline; “Cecilia Elliot” (Supporting): Female, 20-39, Being the literal incarnation of the term "bossy pants", Richwood patient Cecilia prides herself in her intelligence and leadership ability at Richwood Asylum. Neurotic, controlling, and sometimes empathetic - Cecilia is the jacked-up type A personality that you don't want to double cross. (British accent required); “Tommy Williams” (Supporting): Male, 24-35, Another patient at Richwood Asylum. Whatever time Tommy doesn't spend in the gym he spends flirting with any lady who walks by or doing target practice in the backyard with empty beer bottles. Tommy, while big and burly, has more of a conscience than Cecilia and struggles between being a mindless follower and learning to speak up when he thinks something is wrong; “Katherine Bernstein” (Supporting): Female, 18-30, Katherine is the most enthusiastic (and sometimes annoying) woman's rights advocate of the 20th century. Her parents own half the city, and she spends most of her time with her twin brother Daniel since she doesn't have many friends of her own. After going to medical school and getting her doctorate degree, Katherine has refused to apply for any position since graduation unless her deaf brother is hired first; “Daniel Bernstein” (Supporting): Male, 18-30, Daniel Bernstein attended Gallaudet University in Washington DC to receive his doctorate degree. After being turned down repeatedly for a position in the medical field because of his deafness, Daniel has no choice but to move back with his parents in Chicago, staying close to his sister Katherine who refuses to get a job until her brother gets equal treatment; “Johanna Green” (Supporting): Female, 30-45, Johanna is a fashionable and about-the-town icon in the city of Chicago in 1918. Known for being a "liberated working woman", Johanna is the replacement floor manager for Bernstein's Textile Co. and takes in its workers as her own, bringing about a new sense of confidence and modern attitude that inspires Emmaline to fight for ownership of Richwood; “Doctor Wells” (Supporting): Male, 40-60, A walking ball of charisma and a persuasive tongue that could buy the statue of liberty, Doctor Wells is the head of a local competing asylum named Redberry. Fixated on the fact that Richwood is a crumbling institution, Wells is after gaining ownership of Richwood to merge the two facilities together; Asylum Patients/Extras (Chorus/Ensemble): 20-90, Many extra voices needed for Richwood patients and extras, including a number of other small roles. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. If interested in auditioning, submit for audition information via backstage.com. Actors will be recording all lines domestically; "quality" recording equipment is required.

 

'CRISIS Of The SONG' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 1 - UNC School of the Arts is casting voice actors for Crisis of the Song, a stop-motion animation film. Synopsis: When Li retreats from his professional life to a Buddhist monastery to escape his grief, he realizes the only thing holding him back is himself. Records in December, in-person in Winston-Salem, NC. IMDb and screen credit, plus copy of finished film provided. Seeking—“Li” (Lead): Male, 20-50, a young monk, swamped by his grief at the loss of his friend; finds life at the monastery difficult, but he urges himself to press on in an attempt to get past his grief; “Master Um” (Supporting): Male, 50+, Li's master and mentor; does not believe Li's claims of getting better, and urges him to be more disciplined in his practice. Seeking talent from Charlotte, NC; Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Raleigh NC. Final cast will be required to record dialogue in-person in Winston-Salem NC. To apply, submit via backstage.com or contact the school. If you will not be able to record audio in-person, do not apply for this role.

 

'SONS Of SAINT AGATHA' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 1 - Dr. Wilderness, Inc. is casting Sons of Saint Agatha, a musical comedy exploring male breast cancer. Producers state: "Creating demo-tracks for show sponsors. Need mainly male singers, but two women are cast in the show also. This is not a casting call for actors - voices only. Broadway musical style vocalists with good comedy timing and looking to have some fun." Limited recording sessions over the next three months in the Tucson area. Sessions are four hours, and the pay is $100 cash. $100 flat fee for four hours of vocal work. Harmonies for previously recorded songs, background vocals, and lead vocals for new tunes. All learned on the spot. Seeking—Vocalists (Lead): Males & Females, 18-60, males and females, submit demos or recordings. Producer states: "Think Broadway. Think Disney. These are the voices and the energy I'm looking for." Seeking talent from Tucson AZ. Submit a video or audio demo (Youtube or Vimeo is fine) via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'MADISON SQUARE PARK' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 9 - mfbwest23 productions is seeking two singers to record demos for a new musical. Recording will take place in Blairstown NJ. Pay is negotiable; travel reimbursement provided. Seeking—“Joey” (Lead): Male, 30-40, an Italian American from Brooklyn (a young John Travolta or Tony Danza type); about age 35. Tenor with range from D3-F5; “Clara” (Lead): Female, 30-36, a pretty, but prim and proper WASP-type in her early 30s. Soprano with a range of D4-G5. Seeking talent from New York NY. A demo or reel displaying your singing ability via backstage.com or contact the production company.

SINGERS For ORIGINAL MUSIC RECORDING – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 10 - Rockit Productions is male and female singers for original music recording. Records TBD in Tuckahoe NY (right off the Metro North Train Station). Pays $30 hour, with guaranteed minimum to be discussed. Seeking—Male Singer: 18-45, we have original songs and need a male vocalist; need to have a vocalist that has a rock/soulful voice and able to project some passion with their singing; just send me good examples of you singing and videos would be great; Female Singer: 18-50, needed for original songs; need someone who can bring some passion to the songs and be able to sing in a Pop/Rock style. Seeking talent from New York NY. Include any audio tracks of you or videos of you singing. OK if a different style then listed. I just care you can sing and be able to adapt. Thank You. Here is my website: www.rockitproductions.org Many original bands and others are on my local Cablevision show aired in Westchester County, NY. Concerts of various original bands along with my show 'Rock & Soul' I wrote/produced are on the site.

 

'MALAYSIA 370' - MOVIE LOVE THEME – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 30 - Amazing Karma Productions is seeking a singer or singers (open to males, females, duets, trios, a cappella, groups, anything) to submit their version of the Malaysia 370 movie love theme; Ken Tipton, writer-dir.-prod. Foreign language singers accepted and encouraged. This song will be recorded in many languages from all genders. TBD upon selection of the singers. If chosen, the recording of the movie theme will be under a paid negotiated contract. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. More details can be found at http://www.malaysia370.com/audition/. PLEASE NOTE: We are accepting ONLY YouTube video submissions. Make sure the uploaded video has good audio. You can put anything in the video portion. A pic, another video, show you singing LIVE, whatever. FYI - People tend to give better Likes and Comments when they see the singer actually singing. We are evaluating your singing, not your looks.

 

 

 

 

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

 

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:

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA CENTER: Merola Opera Program/Adler Fellowship Program - VARIOUS REGIONAL DATES - Merola Opera Program repertoire includes: Mozart: Il Re & Pastore; and Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress. Scenes Program includes staged scenes with orchestra. Merola Grand Finale: A concert with all artists performed with orchestra. 2018 Merola Opera Program takes place at San Francisco Opera from June 4-Aug. 19. 2017 regional auditions: Oct. 13 (preliminary) & 14 (finals) in Dallas (application deadline: Sep. 15); Oct. 16-19 (preliminary & finals) in Chicago (application deadline: Sep. 18); Oct. 25, 26 & 30 (preliminary & finals) in San Francisco (application deadline: Sep. 25); Nov. 3-5, 7-8, 12-13, 16-18 (preliminary) & Nov. 6, 9 & 14 (finals) in New York (application deadline: Oct. 4). For application information and program details, visit sfopera.com/auditions or call 415/565-3277.

 

IN STUDIOS IMPROVISATION For ACTORS – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 1 - IN Studios is seeking participants for Improvisation for Actors - Book More Jobs. Company states: "Improvisation 5.0 is a unique technique designed to help actors fast-forward their career success. Our proven training method consistently helps our members stand out in the audition room and book more jobs, whether they are veterans or brand-new to acting. We are currently auditioning for select scholarships for our unique, professional training and team." Dates TBD in NYC. No pay. Fees are required to participate. Company states: "This audition is for a scholarship for training at a reduced price of $100-$150." Seeking—Participants: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. For more info and to request an audition, visit http://instudios-nyc.com/in-1/. Improvisation 5.0 is for you if: 1. You feel like success is a code you can’t crack. 2. You're not booking as much paid acting work as you'd like. 3. You've NEVER been paid for your craft. 4. You don’t have a professional, career mentor. 5. You don’t have a professional, supportive network of peers that challenge you to be better. 6. You know your voice is important, and you have something to say.

 

'GOODSPEED MOVERS BOOT CAMP In NYC 2018' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 4 - Goodspeed Musicals is seeking participants for Goodspeed Movers Boot Camp in NYC. Company states: "Are you struggling to keep up in dance auditions? Do you need a dance tune-up before the audition season begins? Are you new to the audition scene in NYC? Goodspeed Movers Boot Camp is an intensive weekend designed to alleviate your dance audition fears and increase your chances of booking roles that require basic dance ability. This weekend-long program in New York City will be led by professional working choreographers and a casting director who wants you to succeed in the audition room. This is a unique opportunity to hone your basic dance skills in a safe judgment-free environment, learn how to pick up basic choreography quickly, and connect with industry professionals. Goodspeed Movers Boot Camp in NYC is an unintimidating way to take your dance audition to the next level and advance your career." Program runs Jan. 5-7, 2018 at Pearl Studios 500 in NYC. No pay. Participation fee of $375 is required. Application: https://goodspeeded.wufoo.com/forms/s1ezhf771ep1jbv/ Seeking—Movers: 18+. Seeking talent from New York, NY. Important dates and registration information: Dec. 21: application deadline; Dec. 25: notification of acceptance; Dec. 29: a tuition payment of $375 will be due. Exact schedule is Jan. 5, 2018 (6pm-8:30pm), Jan. 6 (9am-8:30pm), and Jan. 7 (9am-7pm) If you would like to apply for this program after the deadline, contact Josh Ritter at 860/873-8664 ext. 522 or jritter@goodspeed.org to inquire if space is available. The program includes: professional teaching artists with the ability to cast participants; mock dance audition with feedback; individualized attention and support; 24 hours of class; physical conditioning for movers; classes specifically dedicated to picking up choreography quickly; basic tap, jazz, hip-hop, partnering, and contemporary rep. classes; Q&A sessions with instructors; lunch is included in the registration fee. To learn more, visit the program webpage at http://www.goodspeed.org/movers-boot-camp. Application: https://goodspeeded.wufoo.com/forms/s1ezhf771ep1jbv/

 

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

 

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