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Updated: Jan. 14

 

 

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:

‘OVATION’ & ‘JOY TO THE WORLD’ – JAN. 15 – LANCASTER - American Music Theatre is casting adults for American Music Theatre's 2019 Season including: Ovation, and the critically acclaimed 2019 Christmas Show, Joy to the World. For more info and to see the full schedule, see: www.amtshows.com. Season runs April-December; Ovations runs April-early October; Joy to the World runs October-December; rehearsals and performances are in Lancaster PA. Contracts are offered on a per show basis, with the possibility of full season. Artistic Director states: "Competitive salaries offered." Seeking—Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18-55, energetic and versatile, with a star quality; ability to sing a variety of styles: pop/rock, country, musical theatre with an authentic sound; other specialty vocals welcome! Prepare 16 bars of contrasting styles that demonstrate your various range and styles; bring sheet music; accompanist will be provided; Singer-Dancer (Lead): Males & Females, 18-55, attend both the dancer as well as one of the singer calls; singing must be energetic and versatile, with a star quality; ability to sing a variety of styles, pop/rock, country, musical theatre with an authentic sound; other specialty vocals welcome; prepare 16 bars of contrasting styles that demonstrate your various range and styles; bring sheet music; accompanist will be provided. Dancing must be versatile, athletic, proficient in swing, jazz, tap, musical theater and ballet; partnering experience preferred; acrobatics a plus. Please wear form fitting attire; bring jazz sneakers/shoes, tap and character heels. Auditions By Appointment (hourly sign-up) Jan 15 from 6:30pm-7:30pm for Singers (First Group) & 8pm-9pm for Singers (Second Group) at American Music Theatre (2425 Lincoln Hwy E., Lancaster PA 17602). Seeking talent from Lancaster PA. To schedule an appt., call the box office on 717/397-7700.

 

DON’T TELL MAMA SPRING SHOWCASES – JAN. 15, 24, 29 & FEB. 5 - Seth Productions is seeking singers for Don't Tell Mama Spring showcases. Company states: "BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award Nominee Seth Bisen-Hersh is currently seeking talent for his spring talent showcases, held weekly on Tuesdays at Don’t Tell Mama, Jan. 29-May 14, 2019. Looking for musical theater performers who want more exposure and experience in front of a live audience. Performers sing two songs and do patter in between. HD videos are available for posting the same night. Industry guests are encouraged and comped; agents have signed and casting directors have cast talent before." Shows are Tuesday nights from Jan. 29-May 14 (7pm; rehearsal the same day from 4:30pm-6:30pm) at Don't Tell Mama in NYC. President states: "Singers must bring seven people. If you don’t have seven people, you pay the difference—so if you get one person, you owe $60, 3, you owe $40, etc. This covers all the club's fees." Seeking—Musical Theater Singer (Lead): 12-92. Auditions By Appointment Jan 15 from 2pm-4pm, Jan 24 from 2pm-5pm, Jan 29 from 2pm-4:30pm and Feb 5 from 2pm-4:30pm at Don't Tell Mama (343 W. 46th St., Manhattan NY 10036). Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. Email your headshot and resumes to seth@sethbh.com for an appointment time. For more details, visit http://www.sethbh.com/showcases3.

 

‘CALLING ALL DIVAS’ – JAN. 16 - Calling All Divas LLC is seeking two males and four females for the tour of and future productions of a new, pop/rock musical experience. Producer states: "Calling All Divas stars four very different and remarkable women, years apart in ages and backgrounds, but whose talents have no division. Together, they reveal “there’s a star in all of us,” as they bring audiences to their feet through an inspiring journey of musical empowerment jam-packed with timeless hits of the past five decades, from Etta James to Miley Cyrus. Audiences are transported on a magical musical journey as these women compete to become the world’s next female singing superstar in a last-ditch effort, devised by a music industry hopeful, to save a legendary nightclub." Performs in NYC, dates TBD. Pays union scale. Seeking—“Brittneyann” (Lead): Female, 18-25, an undiscovered super talent, this "star-to-be" sings in the subways of New York; she is an easy, natural beauty with a powerful voice and dynamic vocal range; there is no doubt that this young lady is going places; strong piano and guitar skills are a must; suggested audition songs: The Climb (Miley Cyrus), A Moment Like This (Kelly Clarkson); “Carol” (Lead): Female, 25-50, seasoned gospel, R&B singer; full of life with an unstoppable, joyful spirit; she carries much of the show’s comedy, and possesses a jaw-dropping voice that can handle a church hymn as easily as she riffs and glides through jazz and R&B classics; role requires a dynamic range and a rich tone; suggested audition songs: At Last (Etta James), Last Dance (Donna Summer); “Trenna” (Lead): Female, 24-40, the consummate contemporary country and pop vocalist, she is the girl next door with a sultry and naturally seductive nature; role requires a high belt soprano, capable of true country stylings, as well as the ability to sing gospel and pop songs; suggested audition songs: Tennessee Waltz (Patti Page), Before He Cheats (Carrie Underwood); “Lisa” (Lead): Female, 35-50, huge rock power belt voice; singing leads & vocal gymnastics required; a strong, attractive, maternal earth mother, she is a former Rockette and headlining singer, who had a near brush with fame; content in her current life, she sees one last chance at grabbing that elusive gold ring; powerful, kind and a dynamic performer, she is the real deal; suggested audition songs: Fever (Peggy Lee), You’re Simply The Best (Tina Turner); “Frankie” (Lead): Male, 18-30, quirky, attractive and full of life, this budding singer/songwriter is the driving force behind the plot to find a new, female superstar to save his boss’ nightclub business; he carries most of the show’s dialogue, and requires a strong rock vocalist with solo guitar skills. Audition By Appointment Jan 16 from 11am-4pm at Ripley Grier Studios (305 W 38th St., Studio #211, Manhattan NY 10018). To Set an audition, email your name and desired time to CallingAllDivasTheTour@gmail.com Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. The room will be booked as Calling All Divas. An accompanist will be provided. Musicians are encouraged to bring their own instruments.

 

‘CLUE: The MOVIE: The CABARET’ – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 16 - The Campy Cabaret & patrynize is seeking singers for Clue: The Movie: The Cabaret. Producer states: "Love the movie 'Clue'? Love Broadway-style cabarets? Love drinking? Well, have we got a show for you. The Campy Cabaret presents its revival of Clue: The Movie: The Cabaret. Join us onstage for a stage reading and cabaret performance of the '80s classic revitalized with Broadway and pop hits." Rehearses Jan. 19 (11am-2pm), Jan. 20 (11am-2pm) and Jan. 22 (7pm-10pm); performs Jan. 26 (7pm) and Jan. 30 (8pm) at The West End Lounge at 107th and West End Ave. in NYC. A stipend will be paid to actors based on ticket sales. Seeking—“Wadsworth” (Lead): Male, 18+, the wacky butler who leads the investigation of the many murders. Sings "Be Our Guest;" “Mrs. Peacock” ((Lead): Female, 18+, old money; married to a senator; carries a secret. Sings "Just Around the Corner;" “Mrs. White” (Lead): Female, 18+ beautiful, mysterious widow; macabre. Sings "Tired;" “Miss Scarlet” (Lead): Female, 18+, debonair owner of a gentleman's establishment. Sings "Big Spender;" “Col. Mustard” (Lead): Male, 18+, staunch military personality. Sings "Don't Be the Bunny;" “Prof. Plum” (Lead): Male, 18+, sleazy therapist with a penchant for female patients. Sings "Hellfire;" “Mr. Green:” Male, 18+, openly homosexual government agent...or is he? Sings "I Am What I Am;" “Yvette” (Supporting): Female, 18+, sexy French maid. Sings "When You've Got It, Flaunt It;" The Cook/The Motorist (Supporting): Male or Female, 18+, one is the mansion's chef, the other a hapless motorist looking to use a phone. Sings "Le Poissons;" The Cop/The Evangelist (Supporting): Male or Female, 18+, one is just a cop who is just trying to help, the other is a preacher trying to spread the good word. Or is he? Sings "You and Me, But Mostly Me." Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the cabaret. Submit a video or audio file of you singing. Submissions without this material will not be considered.

 

‘JULIETTE and ELLA’s PLAY DATE: TODDLER MUSIC & BALLET’ – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 17 - Juliette And Ella’s Play Date is casting singers who dance to assist a lead teacher for a fun, high-energy music and ballet class, Juliette And Ella’s Play Date: Toddler Music & Ballet, for babies and toddlers here in NYC. Company has 20 classes/week currently on the UES and UWS of Manhattan; seeking teachers to assist some/all these classes weekly: Mondays (9am-11am on the UWS, 3:30pm-5:30pm on the UES); Tuesdays (11:30am-1:30pm & 3:30pm-5:30pm on the UWS), Thursdays (8:30am-1:30pm & 3:30pm-5:30pm on the UWS) and Fridays (3:30pm-4:30pm on the UES). Especially interested in someone with ballet training for Fridays (3:30pm-4:30pm on the UES). Saturday and Sunday's (classes and birthday parties almost every weekend). Pays: $15-20/hr cash with a two-hour minimum starting. Opportunities for raises, bonuses. Seeking—Singers Who Dance: Males & Females, 22+, casting singers who dance for a high-energy music and ballet class for babies and toddlers. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the class.

‘REFLECTIONS, A SONG CYCLE’ – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 23 - Morbid Dumpling Productions is casting singer-actors for the Morbid Dumpling Productions Supper Club Series. Production states: "We will be performing the song cycle Reflections by Marcus Yi. Singers of all types are considered. Specially interested in sopranos who can comfortably sing a high C, belters who can rap, and tenors and baritones who are comfortable with contemporary music and neo-soul. You can see a recording of the show at https://youtu.be/dcqaaqyqEUQ." Possible rehearsals from Jan. 23-Feb. 15 in NYC. Singers will not be required to attend all rehearsals but will be given slots. Show performs Feb. 16 (7pm-8pm) at The Duplex in NYC. A $20 will be offered. Seeking—Singer-Actor (Lead): Males & Females, 18-35. Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the production company. Send headshot, resume, and clips of singing (if available) for an appointment. Prepare 16 bars of contemporary musical theatre song.

 

 

CRUISES/RESORTS/THEME PARKS:

PRINCESS CRUISE LINES – JAN. 20 & 22 - Princess Cruises is casting talent for Princess Cruise Lines. Casting states: "We are currently seeking production vocalists and dancers for various contract start dates for February & March 2019 and June & July 2019 to be a part of our production shows. These dynamic and visually stunning shows are developed by top Broadway, West End, and music industry directors and choreographers, including our newest collaborations 'The Secret Silk,' 'Born to Dance,' and 'Magic to Do,' with Stephen Schwartz, composer of 'Wicked,' 'Pippin,' and 'Godspell.' Offering exciting itineraries spanning the globe, Princess is one of the leaders in providing award winning onboard entertainment at sea." Various start dates in February & March 2019, and June & July 2019 in L.A. Onboard for a minimum of six months. Vocalists: $1,200/wk. min. onboard. Dancers: $2,000/month min. onboard. Accommodations and meals provided onboard. Housing and rehearsal pay provided for rehearsals. Seeking—Male Vocalists (Lead): 22-50, seeking excellent vocalists who can do Broadway, rock, and contemporary pop. Seeking high baritones to tenors with at least a full voice A4 above middle C. Must move well and be strong actors. 5'9" and taller; Female Vocalists (Lead): 22-50, seeking a female vocalist who can do Broadway and pop. Must be able to have a rock belt up to at least a C above middle C and a soprano range to a G5 minimum. Must be excellent actresses that move well. 5'2"-5'8". Auditions by appointment Jan 20 from 10am-6pm and Jan 22 from 10am-6pm at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., 16th fl., Manhattan NY 10018). Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. To request an appointment for either the invited singer or dancer audition, visit www.princesscruisesentertainment.com/careers/auditions.

CUNARD LINE - PROUCTION SINGERS OPEN CALL – JAN. 21 - Binder Casting is seeking passionate and talented vocalists to appear in various productions aboard Cunard's Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria. Rehearsals in Southampton, UK. Worldwide itineraries. Casting will be ongoing throughout 2019. Onboard Pay Rate: $4,299/month for singers. Travel provided. Seeking—Female Singers: should read 20s to early 40s; dynamic mature performers who can command a stage; must be versatile across a wide range of genres, strong in belt & mix with quality in legit and secure harmonizing skills; soprano to Top C and belt/mix to E/F an advantage; must move well; Male Singers: should read 20s to early 40s; dynamic mature performers who can command a stage; must be versatile across a wide range of genres, high-baritones and tenors required with good falsetto and secure harmonizing skills; top G essential with full voice to Top B/C an advantage; must move well. Open Casting Call Jan 21 at 10am for Female Singers & 2pm for Male Singers at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., 12th Fl., Manhattan NY 10018). Callbacks Jan. 23. Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. Singers: Prepare 16 bars of a pop/rock or contemporary musical theatre song showing range and star quality.  Have a contrasting selection ready in case you are asked. Bring sheet music in correct key; accompanist will be provided. Bring headshot and resume stapled together. You may be called back to move later the same day; bring dance clothes/shoes.

 

 

 

OPERA/CHORUS/VOCAL GROUPS:

‘LA FARANUCCI’ – JAN. 18 & 20 - Operavocateur Production is casting La Faranucci, a contemporary opera. David Chesky, music-libretto; Synopsis: Follows the inhabitants of an opera house in the throes of a perilous production on and off stage. They struggle with the future of opera, humanity, and politics in our current volatile social order. Juxtaposing a strong classical form with a contemporary opera buffa style, La Faranucci explores the truths of Artistry vs administration, policies vs pursuance of the American dream, time honored traditions vs the digital age, and challenges the audience to ask; do money and power really trump Art and artists? Rehearses Feb. 1-Mar. 9 in Manhattan; performs Mar. 16 & 17 at the Brooklyn Music Playhouse in Brooklyn NY. Small stipend for all performers, amount TBD. Seeking—“Steven” (Lead): 30-40, Male-identifying. Any ethnicity. Macho lady-killer onstage and killer queen at home. Dashing, handsome and muscular known to his fans as the famous Divo “Giuseppe.” Must be comfortable wearing heels, partial nudity not required at audition but is required for role. Good dancer and stage presence. Bass-Baritone Range; Ellen/Nancy (Lead): 25-40, Female-identifying. Any ethnicity. Must be able to believably do two separate characters as both Ellen and Ellen’s “understudy” Nancy. Excellent dramatic/comedic scope. Soprano Range; “Seymour” (Supporting): 26-35, Male-identifying. Any ethnicity. Stevens adoring husband; Woody Allen outside, leather Daddy inside, small in stature, big of heart and gives Steven the stability he needs, good dancer, partial nudity not required at audition but is required for role. Tenor Range; “Richard” (Supporting): 30-37, Male-identifying. Any ethnicity. Opera director, married to the Manager, intelligent, talented, and trying to keep a company and dream alive that’s clearly falling apart. Tenor Range; “Alan:” 45-55, Male or female identifying. Any ethnicity. Opera Manager married to the Director. Stylish, anxious, with a realization that the start of this season could be the end of his career. Tenor Range; “Mrs. Janet Grump” (Lead): 21-30, Female-identifying. Any ethnicity. Former exotic dancer, loves contemporary composers, marries an old man that dies on their wedding night, inherits millions and finds herself as President of the Board of Directors for an opera house. Partial nudity not required at audition but is required for role. Mezzo Range; “Chuck” (Supporting): 23-35, Male-identifying. Any ethnicity. Long hair, dreadlocks, facial hair, alternative looks a plus. With Hippie/Bohemian visions and capitalist tendencies, he’ll try anything and everything to share his Artistic offerings. A musical soul searching for global acceptance only to discover his own apathy. Tenor Range; “Brian” (Supporting): 25-35, Male-identifying. Any ethnicity. Chuck’s friend, and instigator; singer in the opera company; both conniving and charismatic he’s a fantastic pitchman. Tenor Range; “Esmeralda Schwartz” (Supporting): 23-34, She, he or they masculine-identifying. South American/Latina, Jewish, lesbian parole officer living in Texas. A voice of authority, humor and wisdom. Excellent comic chops. Mezzo Range; “Daphne Blueberry” (Supporting): 20-30, Female-identifying. Any ethnicity. Must be able to play 18-21. Mormon actress who finds out how much of her faith she willing to sacrifice for fame and financial gain. Partial nudity not required at audition but is required for role. Soprano Range; The Judge (Supporting): 36-45, Male-identifying. African/Native/South American. Staunch Republican with an over the top Texan personality and accent. Bass/Baritone Range; Chorus (Chorus/Ensemble): 20-53, Any ethnicity. Any body type. Must be excellent singers, movers, improvisors and actors. Auditions By Appointment Jan 18 from 5pm-8pm and Jan 20 from 6pm-10pm in New York NY. Seeking talent from New York NY. Callbacks Jan. 21.

 

 

 

STAGE SHOWS:

CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE THEATER, TYA SUMMER MUSICAL – CHICAGO – JAN. 7-24 - Chicago Shakespeare Theater is casting a 75-minute musical for young audiences. Rehearsals begin in mid-June, in Chicago IL. Runs July 6-August. Non-AEA pays $525/week. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): 18+, must sing and dance very well. Acro, tap, and partnering skills are a plus. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. Auditions by appointment, Jan. 7-24 in Chicago IL. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

 

GREENBRIER VALLEY THEATRE 2019 SEASON – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 11 – LEWISBURG - Greenbrier Valley Theatre is casting all roles in 2019 season. Season includes: A Comedy of Tenors, Into the Woods, Nunsense, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Greenbrier Ghost and Every Christmas Story Ever Told. Season runs Apr. 29-Dec. 21 in Lewisburg WV. Pays $373/wk. min. Equity LOA Contract. Seeking—All Roles: 18+. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). For an appointment, submit a photo and resume by email to auditions@gvtheatre.org. Feel free to also submit video auditions.

 

'INTO The WOODS' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 13 – NEENAH - Valley Academy for the Arts is casting Into The Woods, open to adults 18 and older. To sign up for an audition time slot, please go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0448aba82ea7f85-into or if you can't attend a live audition, submit a video via Backstage. Rehearsals begin in January; Performances in mid-March in Neenah WI. Seeking—Narrator” (Supporting): Male, 18+, an intellectual and pleasant story-teller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience; vocal range top: E4; vocal range bottom: G2; “Cinderella” (Supporting): Female, a young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters; age: 20 to 30; vocal range top: G5; vocal range bottom: G3; “Jack” (Supporting): Male, the feckless Giant killer who is 'almost a man'; he is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed; age: 20 to 30; vocal range top: G4; Jack’s Mother (Supporting): Female, 18+, browbeating and weary, Jack's protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed; vocal range top: G-flat5; vocal range bottom: B-flat3; The Baker (Supporting): Male, a harried and insecure baker who is simple and loving, yet protective of his family; he wants his wife to be happy and is willing to do anything to ensure her happiness but refuses to let others fight his battles; age: 35 to 45; vocal range top: G4; vocal range bottom: A-flat2; The Baker’s Wife (Supporting): Female, determined and bright woman who wishes to be a mother; she leads a simple, yet satisfying life and is very low-maintenance yet proactive in her endeavors; gender: female; age: 35 to 45; vocal range top: G5; vocal range bottom: F3; Cinderella’s Stepmother (Supporting): Female, the mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella; age: 40 to 50; vocal range top: F-sharp5; vocal range bottom: A3; Florinda & Lucinda (Supporting): Female, Cinderella's stepsisters who are black of heart; they follow in their mother's footsteps of abusing Cinderella; age: 25 to 35; vocal range top: A-flat5; vocal range bottom: C4; “Little Red Ridinghood” (Supporting): Female, a spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-witted, fearless, yet youthful and naive; age: 18 to 20; vocal range top: F5; vocal range bottom: B-flat3; The Witch (Supporting): Female, sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive; age: 45 to 55; vocal range top: G5; vocal range bottom: F3; Cinderella’s Mother (Day Player): Female, deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree; age: 40 to 55; vocal range top: F4; vocal range bottom: E4; Mysterious Man (Day Player): Male, a mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler; he is a good-natured protector and observer; age: 50 to 65; vocal range top: E-flat4; vocal range bottom: G2; Wolf (Supporting): Male, hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey; age: 30 to 35; vocal range top: G-flat4; vocal range bottom: B-flat2; “Rapunzel” (Supporting): Female, a loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely; she yearns to experience the world; age: 20 to 30; vocal range top: A5; vocal range bottom: B3; Cinderella’s Prince (Supporting): Male, vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing; age: 30 to 40; vocal range top: F4; vocal range bottom: B2; Rapunzel’s Prince (Supporting): Male, just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exiting endeavor; age: 30 to 40; vocal range top: E4; vocal range bottom: C-sharp3. Seeking talent from Neenah WI. To sign up for an audition, go to: www.valleyacademyarts.org/musical-theatre. If you have any questions, contact our director at: jfrench@valleyacademyarts.org. Hoping to double cast all roles.

 

'SHREK The MUSICAL' – JAN. 13 & 14 – SCHAUMBURG - point2productions is casting Shrek the Musical, a musical. Runs Mar. 22-31, in St. Charles IL. Stipend. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): 18+. Seeking talent from Schaumburg IL. Auditions Jan. 13 & 14 from 6pm-9pm at Schaumburg On Stage Studio (1925 Wright Blvd., Schaumburg IL 60193). Sign up at www.schaumburgonstage/auditions

 

'The BUCK and BILL SHOW' – JAN. 13 & 27 – BERKELEY - Footloose Presents is casting The Buck and Bill Show, an original production integrating music and text into the action with a live band onstage. Script and score require ensemble of six actors able to switch roles, sing, dance, and preferably play an instrument. The music ranges from blues to rock 'n' roll to contemporary classical. Rehearsals at Spring Fall Studio in West Berkeley CA; staged reading Apr. 13-14 at Spring Fall Studio; performs June 20-29 at Mojo Theatre in San Francisco CA. Pays $200 for staged reading (Apr. 13-14). Pay for performances in June based on experience and availability. Seeking—“Buck” (Lead): Male, 18-35, young man trying to make it in music business. Actor must be able to sing and preferably plays guitar; Female (Lead): 18-40, all actors will have set lead characters and also will play ensemble/chorus parts and sing in the band, so if you play an instrument, bring it; Male (Lead): 18-60, all actors will have set lead characters and also will play ensemble/chorus parts and sing in the band, so if you play an instrument, bring it; Youth (Lead): Males & Females, 18-35, all actors will have set lead characters and also will play ensemble/chorus parts and sing in the band, so if you play an instrument, bring it. Auditions By Appointment Jan 13 from 11am-12:30pm & 1pm-2:30pm and Jan 27 from 11am-12:30pm & 1pm-2:30pm at Spring Fall Studio (2547 8th St. #20, Berkeley CA 94710). Seeking talent from Berkeley, San Francisco CA. Audition workshops with master teacher and playwright-director, Bob Ernst, will be by appointment only for small groups of actors who come prepared to sing, dance, read from script, and improvise with ensemble. Bring an instrument if you can play it. Send headshot and resume with phone number to email address to receive a callback from the producer. Must be on time and warmed up in workout clothes. footloosepresents@gmail.com

 

'BILLY ELLIOT The MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 14 – CHICAGO - Windy City Music Theatre is casting Billy Elliot the Musical, a musical. Rehearsals begin June 2. Runs Aug. 10-Sep. 7, 2019, in Chicago IL. $450-550 stipend. Seeking—Dad (Supporting): Male, 35-45, Billy's stoic father. A widowed miner struggling with maintaining a household in lieu of a work strike, he is still deeply scarred by the death of his wife. Vocal range top: E-flat4, bottom: A2; “Mrs. Wilkinson” (Supporting): Female, 40-50, the local ballet teacher who eventually becomes Billy's mentor. Hardened and mouthy, she actually has capacity for caring when she sees promise in Billy. Vocal range top: B-flat5, bottom: G-flat3; “Tony” (Supporting): Male, 18-25, Billy's brother. A passionate miner. Hotheaded and scrappy. He openly shares his disapproval of dance. Vocal range top: F4, bottom: D3; Grandma (Supporting): Female, 60-75, Billy's grandmother. She is forgetful and a little aloof. She harbors a bitter resentment towards her dead abusive husband but has found solace through dance. Vocal range top: F-sharp4, bottom: F-sharp3. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. For more info, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre. They will email you sides and music by January 15. There will be a dance call, so dress appropriately. Highlight in your submission email any experience you have had working with youth and/or teens, as well as any dance training or professional dance experience. Also, let us know your preferred time slots on Thurs and Saturday.

 

‘BARE: A POP OPERA’ – JAN. 14 DEADLINE - The What Theatre Productions is casting a site-aware production of BARE: A Pop Opera, to be performed in Theatre at St. John’s. Jon Hartmere and Damon Intrabartolo, book; Damon Intrabartolo, music; Jon Hartmere, lyrics; Producer states: "The electric contemporary pop/rock opera, 'BARE' follows a group of Catholic boarding school students grappling with their sexuality, identity, and the future. With an exhilarating pop score, BARE explores the question: is it more dangerous to bare your soul or deal with the consequences of continuing to hide? Seeking Equity and non-Equity submissions. Rehearsals begin Feb. 11 (6 nights/wk); previews Mar. 21; runs Mar. 22-30 in NYC. Small stipend for all actors. Producers are applying for Equity Showcase Code. Seeking—“Jason” (Lead): Male, 18-25, male-identifying; must be able to believably play a high school senior; St. Cecilia's senior class golden boy; handsome, charming, popular jock with a sweet side; Peter's roommate, best friend, and secret boyfriend; Nadia's twin brother; closeted, questioning, scared. Pop Bari-Tenor Belt. Range A4 to B2; “Peter” (Lead): Male, 18-25, Male-identifying. Any ethnicity. Must be able to believably play a high school senior. Jason's clandestine boyfriend, roommate and best friend; introspective, sensitive, loyal and kind; friend to all. Pop Tenor Belt. Range A4 to C3; “Ivy” (Lead): Female, 18-25, female-identifying. Any ethnicity. Must be able to believably play a high school senior. Pretty, popular girl who all others envy; can get any guy she wants without even trying; inside is insecure, with a need to be loved; Nadia's roommate and arch-rival; the object of Matt's obsession. Soprano Mixed/Belt. Range F5 to A3; “Nadie” (Supporting): Female, 18-25, female-identifying. Any ethnicity. Must be able to believably play a high school senior. Jason's twin sister, goth, mocked about her weight; rebel with sardonic, caustic wit; Ivy's roommate and arch-rival. Pop Soprano Mixed/Belt. Range C5 to G3; “Matt” (Supporting): Male, 18-25, male-identifying. Any ethnicity. Must be able to believably play a high school senior. Studious and pious academic and athletic rival to Jason; despite his best efforts, always comes in second; obsessed with Ivy. Tenor. Range G4 to C3; “Lucas” (Supporting): Male, 18-25, male-identifying. Any ethnicity. Must be able to believably play a high school senior. St. Cecilia's fun-loving purveyor of altered reality, a dealer, rap skills a plus; comedic bad boy. Baritone. Can rap. Range G4 to G2; “Sister Chantelle” (Supporting): Female, 28-65, female-identifying. African-American. Late 20s+. Nun and drama teacher at St. Cecilia's. Very confident and comedic. Deeply cares about the well-being of her students, and cares about putting on a good show. Also plays a Tina Turner-esque dream Mother Mary. Soprano. Range C5 to G3; “Claire” (Supporting): Female, 40-55, female-identifying. Any ethnicity. Adult. Peter's mother, loving, in denial of Peter's sexuality, wants to help and support him but doesn't know how. Mezzo-soprano. Range C5 to G3; Father/Priest (Supporting): Male, 35-60, male-identifying. Any ethnicity. Adult. St. Cecilia's headmaster, traditionalist, the voice of authority. Baritone. Range G4 to G2; Students (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-25, any ethnicity. Must be able to believably play high school seniors. Additional students. Seeking talent from New York NY. Video submissions are now open. To submit, see: http://bareinthechurch.com/video-submission. Submit a video of you singing a brief, pop/rock, or contemporary musical theatre song. Also submit a picture and resume. Accepting video submissions now through Jan. 14, with in-person callbacks in January.

 

EQUITY, 'ON THE TOWN' – JAN. 14 – CHICAGO - Capital City Theatre is casting Equity performers for all roles (including ensemble) for a full production of On the Town. Production states: "There are up to 20 additional characters within this show. All ensemble will be playing multiple roles and should be versatile actors as well as strong dancers and/or singers. We will be using a mixture of 'singers who move well,' 'triple-threats' and 'dancers who sing.'" Rehearsals begin May 14, 2019; runs May 30-June 2 in Madison WI. Pays $585/wk. min. Equity LORT D/LOA Rep Contract. Seeking—“Gabey:” Male, 22–35. Baritone. Gabey is one of three sailors on shore leave, and the one most prone to being a romantic. He is the most worldly of all of them and has performed some heroic deeds on his ship. Strong dance abilities required; “Ozzie:” Male 22-32. Character baritone. Ozzie is one of the other sailors on shore leave in the city. Ozzie feels a tremendous loyalty to Gabey. Strong movement abilities. Strong comic actor; “Chip:” Male, 18-30. Baritone. Chip is another one of the sailors on leave. Of the three, he is the most naive and the one least interested in meeting a girl for a fling during his day in the city (though he is not completely uninterested). Strong comic actor; “Claire:” Female, 22-32. Legit soprano. Claire de Loone is a self-described “cold-blooded scientist,” an anthropologist to be precise who cannot control her impulses. The actress portraying Claire must have a strong singing voice and great comic timing. Strong comic actress and strong dancer as well; “Hildy:” Female, 20–34. Mezzo-soprano/Belter. Hildy is a cab driver who is desperately hungry for a man. Very strong comic actress; “Ivy:” Female, 22–32. Mezzo-soprano. Ivy Smith is “Miss Turnstiles,” and she is by turns an innocent as well as someone who is willing to fight to get ahead in her career. At heart, though, she is a romantic. Very strong dancer, as the role is primarily dance; “Madame Dilly:” Female, 40–60. Mezzo-soprano/contralto. Madame Dilly is Ivy’s singing teacher and very much a lush. She provides comic relief and is a bit of a conniver. Strong comedic actress; “Judge Pitkin:” Male, 35–65. Bass. Judge Pitkin is engaged to Claire de Loone. He is a bit too understanding of Claire’s problems with men and very overblown. Dignified, with great comedic timing. Equity Principal Audition Jan 14 from 9am-4pm at Actors' Equity Association - Chicago Member Center (557 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60661; buzz 011 at the door). Seeking talent from Chicago IL. EPA procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a one-minute traditional “jazz-style” Golden Age musical theater song (prefer Bernstein, Jules Styne, etc. and not so much Rodgers and Hammerstein/Lerner and Loewe). An accompanist will be provided.

 

'The ROBBER BRIDEGROOM' & 'NEWSIES' – JAN. 14 - Derby Dinner Playhouse is casting male performers for productions of The Robber Bridegroom and Newsies for Derby Dinner Playhouse, a year-round, non-Equity, professional dinner theater in Louisville KY. The Robber Bridegroom runs Feb. 4-Mar. 31 and Newsies runs Mar. 18-May 19 in Louisville KY. Pays $350-500/wk., plus travel and housing provided. All positions are paid. Seeking—Male Roles Only (Lead) for The Robber Bridegroom: 18-40; Male Roles Only (Supporting) for Newsies: 18-40. Open Casting Call Jan 14 from 10am-5pm (followed by Callbacks/Dance Call by invite only) at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., 12th fl., Manhattan NY 10018). Be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song from either musical score (The Robber Bridegroom or Newsies). Must be available for the contract dates. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States).

 

EQUITY, MILL MOUNTAIN THEATRE 2019 SEASON – JAN. 14 - Mill Mountain Theatre is casting Equity actor-singers for the 2019 Season including: Mamma Mia! (Tier 7. Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, music-lyrics; Catherine Johnson, book. Rehearses Mar. 5-26; runs Mar. 27-Apr. 14), The Glass Menagerie (Tier 7. Tennessee William, playwright. Rehearses Sep. 3-24; runs Sep. 25-Oct. 6), Next To Normal (Tier 4. Tom Kitt, music; Brian Yorkey, book-lyrics. Rehearses May 20-June 19; runs June 20-29), Every Brilliant Thing (Tier 4. Duncan MacMillan and Jonny Donahoe, playwrights. Rehearses Oct. 22-Nov. 6; runs Nov. 7-10), and Holiday Musical TBA (Tier 7. Rehearses Nov. 12-Dec. 3; runs Dec. 4-22). Season runs in Roanoke VA. Pays $530 (Tier 7) or $381 (Tier 4.) Equity SPT Tier 7 and Tier 4 Agreements. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: Males & Females, 18+. For Mamma Mia! – “Donna:” Female, 40s. The owner of the Taverna on the Greek island of Kalokairi; Sophie’s mother. She is the former lead singer of Donna and the Dynamos. Honest, straight and hard-working, she is the most naturalistic and vulnerable of the characters. Seeking a strong singer-storyteller capable of carrying the show. Principal role; “Sophie:” Female, 18-25: A very special young woman who is determined to find the romance and happiness she feels eluded her mother. Must be able to move extremely well; Pop Soprano. Principal role; “Tanya:” Female, 35-45: A former singer in the Dynamos. Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty. Actress who sings. Must be able to move extremely well. Supporting principal role; “Rosie:” Female, 35-45: Also a former singer in the Dynamos who now writes for and runs a feminist press. She’s confident, strong, and funny on the outside but shy underneath. Kooky and fun, good comic actress, a bit of a clown. Actress who sings. Must be able to move extremely well. Supporting principal role; “Sam:” Male, Baritone, 35-45: Donna’s ex and potential father to Sophie. May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming, successful architect. Actor who sings. Should be able to move well. Supporting principal role; “Harry:” Male, High Baritone, Tenor, 35-45: Donna’s ex and potential father to Sophie. British financier, wealthy, buttoned-up, and conservative but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. Must do a very convincing English accent. Actor who sings. Should be able to move well. Supporting principal role; Ensemble: Dynamic male and female dancers with vocal range and comedic chops to play the islanders, workers at Donna's, wedding guests, etc.; for Next To Normal – “Diana:” Female, Mid 30s-40s, strong belt voice. A sexy and sharp housewife; mother to Natalie and Gabe, and wife to Dan; manic-depressive and delusional. Seeking a strong singer-actress who capture the audience’s empathy, and can cover the full emotional range that this role requires, including a crucial and deadly sense of humor; “Dan:” Male, Mid 30s-40s, high baritone/tenor with a rock sound. Diana’s husband and the father to Gabe and Natalie. An architect, he is handsome and genuine, and perpetually frustrated. “Gabe:” Male, 18-20s, rock tenor with strong falsetto. Diana and Dan’s son, he is dashing, gentle, bright, and playful. He can be both an angel and a demon to his mother, who idolizes him as a superhero; “Natalie:” Female, 18-20s, strong pop/rock belt. Diana and Dan’s daughter. Compelling, attractive in her own unique way, bright, contentious, and trying to be perfect. She is also a classically trained pianist who takes refuge in the practice room. Vocal range (belt/mix to an E); “Henry:” Male, 18-20s, high baritone/tenor. A jazz musician, romantic, stoner, slacker, philosopher king; compelling and charismatic. A classmate of Natalie and eventually her boyfriend, he supports her during one of the roughest times in her life; Madden/Doctor Fine: Male, 20s. Diana’s doctor. He is assured, charismatic, a rock star of psychiatry, on the young side of ageless. Vocal range (high baritone/tenor to A with a rock sound); Holiday Musical TBA - Seeking: Adult actors of all ages to perform in our holiday musical. Due to our licensing agreement, we are not allowed to divulge this title until Spring of 2019. Equity Principal Audition Jan 14 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., Third Floor, Manhattan NY 10018). Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare A one-minute song if auditioning for Mamma Mia, Next To Normal and/or the Holiday Show (TBA). We may ask to hear a one-minute monologue or contrasting one-minute song. A one-minute monologue if auditioning for The Glass Menagerie and/or Every Brilliant Thing. Total audition time not to exceed two minutes. Callbacks scheduled for Jan 16. First rehearsal of the 2019 Season is Mar. 5 and we close our 2019 Season on Dec, 22. All shows are cast individually, but it is possible to be cast in multiple shows for a season at MMT. For more info, visit www.millmountain.org.

 

‘WHOM SHALL I SEND’ – JAN. 15 - The Xavier Company is casting Whom Shall I Send, an original musical that depicts call of the disciples including the characters of Peter, John, Paul, Mary Magdalene, and Lydia. Director states: "The show is produced by the Xavier Company, an ecumenical Christian theater company that explores themes of spirituality and social justice through the performing arts. We are an established company acclaimed for artistic excellence and spiritual content. We welcome all talented actors from diverse backgrounds." Rehearses Feb. 5-Mar. 7 (Mostly Tues. & Fri. eves.); runs Mar. 8-Apr. 14 in NYC, NJ, and PA. A stipend and transportation will be provided for each performance. Seeking—“John:” Male, 18-40, seeking an excellent actor-singer-dancer; he is a disciple whose character develops throughout the play from a tentative youth to a committed follower of Christ; this role includes two dynamic solo songs and a duet dance. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit your picture and resume with a cover letter via backstage.com or contact the casting company. You will be contacted and given a specific audition time. Applicants will be given sides from the script and shown a short dance combination. Prepare one song from your musical theater repertoire. Audition January 15 from 7pm-9pm at 55 West 15th St. NYC.

 

EQUITY, ‘WICKED’ B’WAY, NAT’L TOUR #2 – JAN. 15 - Various Producers are casting Equity male and female singers for possible replacements in the currently running Broadway and second national tour companies of Wicked. Stephen Schwartz, music-lyrics; Winnie Holzman, book; Currently running on Broadway and on tour. Pays $2095/wk. current min. Equity Production (League) Contract. Seeking—Equity Males & Female Singers Who Move (Chorus/Ensemble): 20-49, characters are males and females, 20s–40s, all ethnicities. Seeking fantastic singers with a wide vocal range. Should have movement ability. To play various characters in the ensemble and possibly understudy principal roles; Ensemble. Equity Chorus Call Jan 15 at 10am for Equity female singers & Equity Principal Audition Jan 15 at 2pm for Equity male singers at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 12th fl., Manhattan NY 10018). Seeking talent from Manhattan, NY. ECC procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare 16 bars of a contemporary musical theater song showing range. Sopranos may sing 16 bars of a traditional legit musical theater song showing range. Bring sheet music for your song; a piano accompanist will be provided. Bring a photo/resume, stapled together.

 

'RAPUNZEL! RAPUNZEL! A VERY HAIRY FAIRY TALE' – JAN. 15 & 16 – PLANO - North Texas Performing Arts is casting Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale, a musical. Company states: "The Page to Stage series develops literacy through the performing arts by bringing beloved books to life for local school and children’s groups. Children and teachers alike are delighted by fully-staged musicals performed by a professional troupe of actors. All shows in the Page to Stage series are approximately 1hr and perfect for preschool-5th grade. North Texas Performing Arts is looking for diverse, non-union actors over the age of 18, and high school graduates, to star in their Daytime Theatre for Young Audiences production of Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale. Rehearses 10am-3pm from Feb. 11 (must come to the first rehearsal memorized); final tech Feb. 26 in Fairview TX, with an additional Tech in Plano TX on Mar. 4. Pays a flat rate rehearsal stipend of $200, and an additional $40 per performance. Seeking—“Rapunzel” (Lead): Female, 18+, a princess with extremely long hair trapped in a tower, who loves to sing and longs to be free. A3 to A5; “Socrates” (Supporting): Male, 18+, an enchanted dragon, an older, bespectacled dragon worse for wear - with an English accent he has been enchanted so he cannot fly or breathe fire and must stay near to Rapunzel's tower all because of a spell cast by Za Za. A2 to A4; “Lazy Za Za (aka Lady Zazalinsky) (Supporting): Female, 18+, Rapunzel's Aunt, secretly the Wicked Enchantress who is outrageously dressed with over the top hair and makeup (in the style of Lady Gaga) and who always wears large a bright purple jewel on a necklace around her neck. She has been running the Kingdom as the Duchess but is obsessed with being Queen. A3 to A5; “Sir Roderick” (Supporting): Male, 18+, a handsome young man seeking a worthy quest, he just doesn't know what it is yet A2 to A4; “Edgar” (Supporting): Male, 18+, the greatest hair stylist in the kingdom and Sir Roderick's best friend. A2 to A4; Man Extra/King (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18+, a peasant, who in the final scene - is revealed to be the King, Rapunzel's father. A2 to A4; Woman Extra 1/Queen (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18+, a peasant, who in the final scene is revealed to be the Queen, Rapunzel's mother. A3 to A5; Gypsy Woman/Woman Extra 2 (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18+, a mysterious woman living in the forest, a cross between an older Fran Drescher and a hypochondriac Jersey Housewife plus other doubled roles. A3 to A5. Auditions By Appointment Jan 15 from 1pm-4pm and Jan 16 from 1pm-4pm at NTPA’s Willow Bend Center of the Arts (6121 W Park Blvd, Ste. B216, Plano TX 75093). Seeking talent from Plano TX. To schedule an audition slot, visit: ntpa.us/rapunzel. Actors should bring a headshot and resume. Actors should prepare and memorize a one-minute Theatre for Young Audiences monologue and a one-minute musical theatre song. If actors play a musical instrument, they should bring it and play a short song on it.

 

‘WAR+LOVERS’ – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 16 - Warlovers.com is casting War+Lovers, a dramatic musical play set during the Vietnam War, 1972. Rehearses TBD at Theatre Row Rehearsal on West 42nd St and MNN Network Studios on West 59th St in NYC. Stipend is $100/show week, $10/rehearsal. Seeking—“Li Ming Song” (Lead): Female, 20-27, an NVA Operative who falls in love with American soldier Sgt. Thomas Elijah Daniels. Candidate must sing, act & dance with equal facility; “James David Caine” (Lead): Male, 18-25, plays the younger James Caine 65 so certain physical characteristics are required (5'10"_European American) _ Ambitious Role _ More pages than any other actor, but must be a good listener; singing and dancing a plus. Seeking talent from New York NY. Note: As Caine 18 plays the younger Caine 65, there are preferred physical requirements. Height=5'10". Light complexion. As Tomika is a Lead Singer; an Audio sample is helpful. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'A DETROIT STORY' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 16 – DETROIT - Plowshares Theatre Company is casting the role of muralist Diego Rivera in A Detroit Story, a new musical drama telling the story of Detroit throughout the 20th Century. Rehearsal for a reading of the script will be conducted in late January in Detroit MI. A scheduled performed reading of the musical will be held on Feb. 6, 7:30pm-10pm. Currently, a local September 2019 production is being scheduled. Candidates for this role would have to be available for both productions. Equity actors will be compensated at $383 under the Special Appearance Agreement. Nonunion actors will be compensated $12.50/hr. for rehearsals and performance. Seeking—“Diego Rivera” (Supporting): Male, 30-45, muralist Diego Rivera serves as the narrator in "A Detroit Story," a new musical about the Motor City. Rivera paints his vision of Detroit throughout the 20th Century. Beginning with the 1930s and going through to the end of the century, he leads us all of Detroit's milestones. Seeking talent from Detroit MI. Strong singers/vocal performers who must sing a variety of musical styles (R&B, Soul, Pop) and rap.

 

‘AIDA’ – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 16 - Axelrod Performing Arts Center is casting the Tim Rice and Elton John musical Aida. Rehearsals begin week of Apr. 22, 2019; off week of Apr. 29; resumes week of May 6; the production runs May 31-June 16 in New Jersey. Nonunion contracts for ensemble and supporting roles. Pays $300/wk. for rehearsals and performances, plus housing, meals, and transportation provided during tech and performance days in New Jersey. Seeking—Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-35, versatile dancers (contemporary, lyrical, jazz) with solid singing voices; “Mereb” (Supporting): Male, 18-26, daring, playful male actor with strong rock voice; “Zoser” (Supporting): Male, 28-35, strong actor with rock sound; cocky; overpowering; stage presence; “Pharaoh” (Supporting): Male, 30-40, character actor; rock voice; good mover; “Nehebka” (Supporting): Female, 18-25, young, charming, innocent, and vulnerable; actress with a lyrical voice; “Amonasro” (Supporting): Male, 24-34, powerful presence; deep, resonant voice. Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. Prepare 16 bars of a rock/pop song and bring your book into the room. Apply via backstage.com or contact the Center.

 

EQUITY, ‘YERMA’ – JAN. 16 - Huntington Theatre Company is seeking submissions from Equity actors for various roles in Yerma. Melinda Lopez, playwright; Rehearsals begin May 7; tech begins May 26; previews begin May 31; runs June 5-30 (possible extension TBD) at the Virginia Wimberly Theatre in Boston MA. Pays $941/week min.; Equity LORT B Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—“Yerma:” Female, 25-40, must sing. A good sense of rhythm and percussion knowledge helpful. A vivacious and headstrong woman. She is married to Juan and desperately wants a child; “Juan:” Male, 25-40, Yerma’s husband. Ability to sing helpful, but not required. He is a hardworking, honest man. Dry, traditional, and practical. He struggles to understand Yerma’s desperation; “Victor:” Male, 25-40, must sing. A good sense of rhythm and percussion knowledge helpful. A childhood friend of both Yerma and Juan’s. He is charming and passionate. He sees things the same way as Yerma, filtering through the heart not the head. Everyone loves him as he is open, generous and intuitive; “Incarnación:” Female, 60-75, must sing. A good sense of rhythm and percussion knowledge helpful. An older woman from a nearby village. Smart ass, know it all, seen it all. No sentimental bones in her body: she loves men, loves sex, loves her many children and appreciates life. A realist. Seeking talent from New York NY. Auditions by appointment on Jan. 16 in NYC, with callbacks on Feb. 4. For consideration, email or mail picture and resume ASAP. Make sure to also include your AEA status in subject line/envelope. Submit to alldaffercasting@gmail.com; or Alaine Alldaffer c/o Playwrights Horizons, 416 West 42nd Street, Attn: YERMA/AEA Submission, New York NY 10036.

 

‘FUN HOME’ – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 17 - Out of the Box Theatre Company is casting an Out of the Box Theatre Company production of Fun Home. Synopsis: The winner of five 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, "Fun Home" is based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir. This groundbreaking production introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family that connect with her in surprising new ways. "Heart-gripping and cathartic, 'Fun Home' occupies the place where we all grew up" (The New York Times). Note: This production contains adult material and language. Rehearsals scheduled to begin Feb. 16, 2019 and will generally be held four evenings per week; performs Apr. 5-14 (Fri.-Sun.) at Center Stage Theater in Santa Barbara CA. Note: All rehearsals and performances will be held in Santa Barbara CA (approx. 85.7 miles from North Hollywood). We try to create a considerate schedule where actors are only called when they're needed, but this is an ensemble-focused show and actors cast from Los Angeles should be prepared to drive to Santa Barbara for most rehearsals and all performances. Seeking—“Medium Alison” (Lead): Female, 18-25, A freshman at Oberlin College. Discovering her sexuality. An incredibly well-read, hyper-intelligent teenager. Her uncertainty about who she is makes her socially awkward at times. Must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song. Strong mix-belt to C and effortless mix to E. Seeking talent from Santa Barbara CA. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

‘PAW PATROL LIVE!’ – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 17 - VStar Entertainment Group is seeking triple threat actors for PAW Patrol Live!. Talent must sing, act, and dance. Multiple tours are ongoing. Some including overseas travel. Passports required. Rehearses Feb. 11-24; tour runs through June. Performance salary: $500/wk.; per diem: $210/wk. All travel and double occupancy housing provided. Seeking—Pup/Mayor Goodway (Understudy/Supporting): Female, 18-35; Role requires extensive singing and dancing; must be comfortable wearing heavy pup costume. Required height range: 5'2"-5'4"; Pups: Chase/Marshall: Male, 18-35; Height range: 5'8"-5'10". Video with singing and dancing required. Looking for musical theatre performers. Role includes wearing heavy pup costume. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Video of singing and dancing required. Apply via backstage.com or contact the entertainment group.

 

‘The FACES Of BLACK HISTORY’ – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 17 - Irving Street Rep is casting African American singers, dancers, and actors for Irving Street Rep's upcoming 2019 calendar production of The Faces of Black History. Rehearses Jan. 24-31, 2019 in NYC; performs Feb. 1-28, with possible extension to Mar. 15, throughout the tri-state area. Pays $500 per rehearsal week and $800 per performance week. All positions are paid. Transportation provided. Seeking—Singer-Actors (Lead): Males & Females, 18-40. Seeking talent from Newark NJ; Manhattan NY. Singers: Prepare 16 bars of uptempo and ballad from the 1940s, '50s, or '60s. Actors: Prepare a monologue no more than one minute in length. For an appointment time, call 877/771-7772.

 

‘DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS’ – JAN. 17 - The Resident Theatre Company is casting ensemble roles for their spring production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Rehearsals begin Mar. 4 (mostly daytime); runs Mar. 29-Apr. 14 (Thur.-Sun., five shows/wk.) in West Chester PA. Weekly salary TBD. Non-Equity contracts available. Housing provided. Seeking—Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 22-50, two men & three women, Various ages, vocal ranges, and dialects. Will be playing multiple roles, and possibly understudying leads. Need to be excellent actor-singer-dancers. Audition By Appointment Jan 17 in New York NY. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the theatre company. Picture and resume required. Video strongly encouraged.

 

EQUITY, ‘CABARET’ – JAN. 17 – NORWALK - Music Theatre of Connecticut is casting Equity actors-singers who move for a production of Cabaret. Ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged to attend. Connecticut and Westchester talent a plus. First rehearsal Mar. 16; runs Mar. 29-Apr. 14 (Fri. at 8pm, Sat., 4 and 8pm; Sun, 2pm) in Norwalk CT; MTC is one hour via Metro North (New Haven Line) from Grand Central and Metro North train fare is paid by the theatre. Pays: $425; Equity SPT 5 Contract. Seeking—Various Roles: 18+; EMCEE – tenor, 30-50; the host/master of ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub--presented as a gender- questionable character comfortable with being close to both men and women; comedic, lovable; charismatic, great dancer; appearance flexible, speaks with a German accent; SALLY BOWLES – soprano w/strong belt; 25–35, a British cabaret singer at the Kit Kat Klub, a quirky character who comes across as flighty, yet at times struggles with knowing the darkness of the reality of her life as a cabaret performer; strong dance; speaks with a British accent; CLIFF BRADSHAW – bari-tenor; an American novelist and English teacher traveling to Berlin; a closeted gay man exploring his sexuality; light dance/stage combat; speaks with an American accent; FRAULEIN KOST – alto/belter; 30–40, another of Fraulein Schneider’s roomers, earns money by offering favors to sailors, exhibits a strong sexual comfort and commanding nature; good dance; speaks with a German Accent; FRAULEIN SCHNEIDER - alto; 50+, a landlady who rents rooms in her large flat; comfortable with stage movement and light dance (waltz); speaks with a German accent; HERR SCHULTZ - tenor; 50+, one of Fraulein Schneider’s roomers and the proprietor of a fruit shop; comfortable with stage movement and light dance; speaks with a German accent; ERNST – baritone, 30-40, friendly and likable German, takes English lessons from Cliff, and smuggles funds for the Nazi party; some stage combat/light dance, speaks with a German accent; MAN 1 – great singer-dancer who acts well, tenor, 24-30, plays multiple roles including Nazi Youth singing “Tomorrow Belongs to Me.” Equity Principal Audition Jan 17 from 10am-6pm (lunch from 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Music Theatre of Connecticut (509 Westport Ave., Norwalk CT 06851). Seeking talent from Norwalk CT. Music Theatre of Connecticut, currently in its 32nd season, is located in Norwalk CT. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. To schedule an appointment, email Alex at admin@musictheatreofct.com or call 203/454-3883 (Mon.-Fri., 11am-3pm) Prepare a song in the style of the show. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

 

EQUITY, ‘MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET’ – JAN. 17 - Great Lakes Theater Festival is casting actor-singer-instrumentalists for roles in Million Dollar Quartet. Shows are shared between Great Lakes Theater, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, and Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Casting for all companies. The theaters share the same Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee. Rehearsals begin Apr. 9; runs May 3-19 in Cleveland OH. Pays $873/wk. min. Equity LORT Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—“Carl Perkins:” Male, 18+, plays lead guitar; “Johnny Cash:” Male, 18+, plays guitar; “Jerry Lee Lewis:” Male, 18+, plays piano; “Elvis Presley:” Male, 18+, plays guitar. Equity Principal Audition Jan 17 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 3rd fl., Manhattan NY 10018). Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. EPA procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare one brief monologue and one short song selection. As actors in Million Dollar Quartet play instruments, all must accompany themselves on their instruments. Piano provided for those auditioning for Jerry Lee Lewis. Bring picture and resume.

 

EQUITY, CAPE PLAYHOUSE 2019 SEASON – JAN. 17 & 23 - Cape Playhouse is casting Equity actor-singers for the 2019 Musicals Season including: Little Shop Of Horrors (Howard Ashman, book-lyrics; Alan Menken, music. Rehearsals being June 10 in NYC; runs June 26-July 6), Once (Enda Walsh, book; Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, music-lyrics. Based on the Motion Picture written and directed by John Carney. Rehearsals begin June 24 in NYC; runs July 10-20), and A Chorus Line (James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante, book; Marvin Hamlisch, music; Edward Kleban, lyrics; Originally Conceived, Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett. Rehearsals begin July 8 in NYC; runs July 24-Aug. 3). Season runs in Dennis MA. Pays $730/wk. Equity COST Tier 2 Contract. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: Males & Females, 18+. For Little Shop Of Horrors – “Seymour:” Male, 20-30s. An employee at Mushnik’s Flower Shop, Seymour Krelborn is the improbable hero of the story. Introverted and insecure, he is naive and put-upon. In spite of his flaws, he’s a sweet, genuine and well-meaning little man. In love with Audrey and will do anything to protect her. Bari-tenor; “Audrey:” Female, 20s-30s. A sweet and vulnerable girl from the wrong side of the tracks. She is all heart beneath her peroxide blonde hair and pin-up girl outfits. Audrey works with Seymour at the flower shop and is the love of his life. Lacking in education and self-esteem, she has beautiful dreams for the future despite the hopelessness of her situation, including her abusive relationship. Soprano with strong rock mix/belt; “Mr. Mushnik:” Male, 50s-60s. Owner of the failing Skid Row flower shop and Seymour’s nosey boss. He is generally a good man but can be profit-driven, greedy, and manipulative. Often yells and complains in Yiddish. Baritone; “Orin Scrivello DDS:” Male, mid 20s-40s. Egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Audrey's abusive boyfriend. This actor also plays other roles in a series of quick changes and should be a strong comic with great transformational skills. Baritone-Bass (a la Johnny Cash) or Bari-tenor; Voice Of Audrey II: Any Sex, Any age. An offstage actor-vocalist with the funky rhythm and blues voice of a conniving street-smart villain. A cross between Wolfman Jack and Barry White. Baritone with extension a la Levi Stubbs; Crystal, Ronnette & Chiffon: Any Ethnicity, non-Caucasian, 20s-30s. Street urchins and our musical guides through the evening, sometimes acting as a Greek Chorus – they know what’s coming. Young, energetic and street smart with sharp sense of humor. Must have strong Motown-style vocals and be adept with tight harmonies and choreography; for Once - Seeking talented musicians-actors of all ethnicities who proficiently play one or more of the following instruments: Guitar, Piano, Bass Guitar, Violin/Fiddle, Accordion, Cello, Ukulele, Mandolin, Melodica, Cajon, & Drum Kit; Guy: Male, Any Ethnicity, mid 20s–30s. A struggling Irish musician. Lost and a bit sad, but extremely appealing. Works with his Da in a vacuum repair shop. Must sing and play guitar extremely well. Must have a strong Irish accent. Folk/rock baritone; Girl: Female, Any Ethnicity, 20s–30s. Czech-born. Direct, intelligent, no nonsense and witty. Works hard and doesn’t want sympathy. Should have something ‘other’ about her. Has had to work hard at life but doesn't think she deserves any sympathy. Must play the piano and sing extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent. Folk/rock mezzo soprano; “Eamon:” Male, Any Ethnicity, 20s – late 40s. Irish. The music studio manager where Guy and Girl record their album. A tough nut to crack but eventually gives into the musician’s talents and shows a passion and appreciation for their music. Must sing and play guitar & piano well. Facility with percussion a plus. Must have a strong Irish accent. Folk/rock baritone; “Andrej:” Male, Any Ethnicity, 20s. Czech-born. Earnest and kind. It works well if he has a slight build, made slighter by his oversized interview suit. An employee at a fast food chain but has big dreams. Must play guitar & electric bass guitar extremely well. Facility with percussion a plus. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent. Folk/rock baritone; “Reza:” Female, Any Ethnicity, 20s–30s. A vivacious, sexy, funny, smart Czech girl with a larger than life attitude. Must sing and play violin/fiddle extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent. Folk/rock soprano; Da: Male, Any Ethnicity, 50s and up. Guy’s dad, runs a vacuum repair shop. A man of few words, but a lovely and caring father. Must play guitar or ukulele/mandolin well. Must have a strong Irish accent. Folk/rock baritone; “Baruska:” Female, Any Ethnicity, Late 40s–50s. Mother of Girl. A cool but caring Czech mother who likes a full house and full stomachs. Not many inhibitions. Must sing and play the accordion/piano well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent. Folk/rock alto; Bank Manager: Male or female, Any Ethnicity, 30s-40s. Seems quite prim and proper but has a secret passion for music. Must sing and play guitar and cello very well. Must have a strong Irish (Cork) accent. Folk/rock tenor or alto; Svejc: Male, Any Ethnicity, 20s-30s, A real odd ball. Loves television and coffee. Must play guitar & drum kit extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent. Folk/rock baritone; Ex-Girlfriend: Female, Any Ethnicity, 20s-Early 30s, Guy’s ex-girlfriend who now lives in New York. Kind, lovely and likeable. Must play violin extremely well. Must have a strong Irish accent. Folk/rock mezzo-soprano; Billy: Male, Any Ethnicity, Mid 30s–40s. A large Irish man with a big personality and a heart of gold. Owner of the music store where Girl plays piano. Loud, funny and protective of GIRL but also has a vulnerability. Must sing and play guitar well. Must have a strong Irish accent. Folk/rock baritone; Emcee: Male, 20s-40s, Any Ethnicity, The emcee at a bar. A good-natured ball buster. Must sing and play guitar (& piano) extremely well. Must have a strong Irish accent. Folk/rock baritone; Ivanka: 6-8-year-old girl. IVANKA is the sweet natured daughter of Girl. Should be comfortable on stage and have the ability to sing; for A Chorus Line - Seeking performers of all races/ethnicities, unless otherwise noted. All performers must be excellent, accomplished dancers who sing well; Cassie: Female, 30s. A star dancer who has had success in featured roles on Broadway and now needs a job; passionate about dance and it shows in her performance. Vulnerable but committed; had a relationship with Zach in the past. Must be an outstanding dancer and sing extremely well, belter; “Diana:” Female, Puerto Rican, late 20s. Warm and likable. She attended the High School of Performing Arts, where her drama teacher told her that she would never make it as an actress; Must sing extremely well, mezzo; “Val:” Female, 20s. Adorable but, savvy and self-assured; Must sing extremely well; “Bebe:” Female, 20s. She grew up being told she was "different" looking but feels beautiful when she dances. Must sing extremely well; “Maggie:” Female, 20s. Sweet girl-next-sure, she had a difficult home life growing up and used to dance and fantasize as a way of escape. Must have a strong, high belt/mix; “Mike:” Male, 20s. Italian. He discovered dance when he started attending his sister’s dance class and realized he could do that, and better. Athletic and masculine. Must sing well, tenor; “Al:” Male, 30s. Kristine's husband; he is her rock. He is tough and street smart, from a working-class background. Masculine and appealing, with strong singing voice; “Richie:” African American Male, 20s. After winning a basketball scholarship to college, he almost became a kindergarten teacher, but instead put his considerable energy into dance. Charismatic with a big tenor voice. Equity Principal Audition Jan 17 from 9:30am-5:30pm and Jan 23 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm each day) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W 46th St., 16th Fl., Manhattan NY 10036). Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Seeking actors-singers for various roles in the upcoming musicals. Prepare a short song that shows off range and personality. Bring sheet music in the appropriate key; a pianist will be provided. Bring a picture/resume, stapled. Stage Managerial information is still pending and will be provided ASAP.

 

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

EQUITY, ‘RING Of FIRE’ –JAN. 18 DEADLINE - Milwaukee Repertory Theater is casting strong Equity actor-musicians for two roles in Ring of Fire. Rehearsals begin Feb. 26; previews begin Mar. 22; runs Mar. 24-May 26 in Milwaukee WI. Paying above scale, $750/wk. min. Equity LORT D Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—Actor 1 (Trenna Track): 20s-40s. Female-identified. Strong actor-musician with a knack for enthusiastic and engaging performance. Plays a variety of roles, including June Carter Cash. Excellent instrumental skills a plus. Actor-musicians of all ethnicities are encouraged to submit; Actor 5 (Mark Track): 20s-30s. Male- or female-identified. Strong actor-musician with a knack for enthusiastic and engaging performance. Can transition between shifts in both the music and the story and serve as an anchor for the band. Upright bass skills (and bass tricks) a plus. Actor-musicians of all ethnicities are encouraged to submit. Seeking talent from Milwaukee WI. Submit picture and resume to fhonts@milwaukeerep.com for consideration. If selected, actors may then be asked to submit a video audition. Email submissions only. Actors: Send a current headshot and resume. Be sure to list clearly the instruments played and proficiency level (beginning, intermediate, advanced, expert, etc.) or years played. Deadline for submissions is Jan. 18.

 

EQUITY, ‘A CHORUS LINE’ – JAN. 18 - Cape Playhouse is casting Equity dancers who sing for A Chorus Line. James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante, book; Marvin Hamlisch, music; Edward Kleban, lyrics; Rehearsals begin July 8 in NYC; runs July 24-Aug. 3 in Dennis MA. Pays $730/wk. Equity COST Tier 2 Agreement. Seeking—Equity Dancers Who Sing: Males & Females, 20-39, characters are males and females, early 20s to 30s. To play dancers in the audition, including Tricia, Butch, Lois, Roy, and Vicki, and will also be considered for principal dance roles in production (i.e., Cassie, Diana, Val, Al, Mike, Ritchie, etc.) must have strong ballet and jazz training and be excellent dancers who sing well. Equity Chorus Call Jan 18 at 9:30am for female Equity dancers who sing & 2pm for male Equity dancers who sing. Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Be warmed up and prepared to dance at the appointed time. Also prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song that shows off range and personality, in case you are asked to stay and sing (time pending). Bring sheet music in the correct key, pianist provided. Bring picture and resume stapled together.

EQUITY, PORTHOUSE THEATRE 2019 SEASON – JAN. 18 - Porthouse Theatre is seeking Equity actor-singers for various roles in the upcoming 2019 Season including: Man of La Mancha (Rehearsals begin May 28; runs June 13-29), Tintypes (Rehearsals begin June 18; runs July 4-19), and The Music Man (Rehearsals begin July 9; runs July 25-Aug. 11). Also seeking an Equity PSM. Season rehearses and runs in Kent, OH. Pays: $654/wk. min.; Equity URTA Tier 2 Agreement. Seeking—Various Roles: 18+. For TINTYPES – “Charlie Chaplin:” A talented Yiddish immigrant who struggles through his various jobs. An optimistically talented and imaginative physical comedian. Gender: Male, Age: 20 to 40, Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: A-flat2; “Tr (teddy Roosevelt):” A naval commander who becomes the youngest man ever elected President of the United States. Spunky and likable with plenty of bravado and military flair. Gender: Male, Age: 35 to 45 Vocal range top: A-flat4, Vocal range bottom: G2; “Anna Held:” Florenz Ziegfield's enigmatic and gorgeous first wife and the star of the Follies. An intimate and coyly sexual French woman with definite stage presence. Gender: Female, Age: 20 to 30, Vocal range top: G-sharp5, Vocal range bottom: G-sharp3; “Susannah:” A black domestic based on Ziegfeld's pioneering male star, Bert Williams. She dreams of being an actress but constantly finds herself alone in the world. Gender: Female, Age: 20 to 40, Vocal range top: G5, Vocal range bottom: E3; “Emma Goldman:” An immigrant, feminist, and socialist who revolts against government and the rich. Passionate and powerful with the natural ability of public speaking. Gender: Female, Age: 30 to 50, Vocal range top: E-flat5, Vocal range bottom: G3; for Meredith Willson’s THE MUSIC MAN – “Harold Hill:” Our story's unsuspecting protagonist. A con man, traveling under the auspices of a salesman, he eventually falls in love with Marian Paroo. Charismatic and charming. Gender: Male, Age: 25 to 35. Vocal range top: F4, Vocal range bottom: A-flat2; “Ewart Dunlop:” A member of the quartet formed by Harold Hill with a tenor voice. Ewart is married to Maude Dunlop. Gender: Male, Age: 25 to 45, Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: F3; “Oliver Hix:” A baritone in the quartet formed by Hill. Oliver is married to Alma Hix. Gender: Male, Age: 25 to 45, Vocal range top: F4, Vocal range bottom: B2; Jacey Squires: The highest tenor in the quartet. Married to Mrs. Squires. Gender: Male, Age: 25 to 45. Vocal range top: C5, Vocal range bottom: C3; “Olin Britt:” A citizen of River City and the bass of the quartet formed by Harold Hill. Gender: Male, Age: 25 to 45, Vocal range top: C4, Vocal range bottom: F2; “Marcellus Washburn:”
Harold's chummy old friend and former con man, he now lives in River City and is trying to settle down. Gender: Male, Age: 30 to 40, Vocal range top: A4, Vocal range bottom: G2; “Marian Paroo:” The stuff town librarian and music teacher. She is an attractive young lady who eventually falls for Harold Hill. Stuck up. Curious. Gender: Female, Age: 20 to 30, Vocal range top: A5, Vocal range bottom: G3; “Mrs. Paroo:” Cheerful and always plotting. An Irish widow and mother to Marian and Winthrop. Gender: Female, Age: 45 to 60, Vocal range top: E-flat5, Vocal range bottom: A-flat3; “Amaryllis:” A slightly bratty piano student of Marion Paroo. Gender: Female, Age: 8 to 12, Vocal range top: E5, Vocal range bottom: C4; “Winthrop Paroo:” Marian's baby brother, he is very shy because of a noticeable lisp. Embraces Harold Hill and the marching band. Gender: Male, Age: 8 to 12, Vocal range top: E-flat5, Vocal range bottom: C4; “Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn:” Mayor Shinn's peacock wife. A serial gossiper and snob, she has trouble keeping her opinions to herself. Gender: Female, Age: 40 to 50, Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: D4. Equity Principal Audition Jan 18 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., Manhattan NY 10036). Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. 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, and 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 a picture and resume, stapled together. For more information, visit http://www.porthousetheatre.com/.

‘BALANCES’ & ‘SCANDUISICAL’ – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 19 - Lagata Scansion, writer-lyricist-composer, is casting a table read of the one act play Balances, plus two scenes and songs from the musical Scandusical. Writer states: "Ideally, we would love to cast people who would be interested in journeying along as these shows develop and are (hopefully!) more fully staged this summer/fall but will also accept willing warm bodies who are just looking to kill time/make connections/practice the skills." Rehearses (tentatively) on Jan. 20 (2pm-4pm for Scandusical actors/singers); performs Jan. 21 (7pm) in NYC. No pay. Seeking—“President Fitzgerald Grant” (Lead): Male, 30-40, Married to one woman, in love with another--oh, and also President; singing required. Writer states: "It's Scandal. It's a musical. It's Scandusical. A serious parody of a ridiculously fun TV show;" Mad Black Woman (Supporting): Female, 18+, one half of a duo who are displeased with Olivia Pope and very happy to tell her about herself; singing required. Writer states: "It's Scandal. It's a musical. It's Scandusical. A serious parody of a ridiculously fun TV show." Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the writer.

‘PETER PAN’ – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 19 - FAME Theatrical Productions - Honey's School of Dance is casting Peter Pan, a musical based on J. M. Barrie's 1904 play of the same name and Barrie's own novelization of it, "Peter and Wendy." Company states: "The original 1954 Broadway production, starring Mary Martin as Peter and Cyril Ritchard as Captain Hook, earned Tony Awards for both stars. It was followed by NBC telecasts of it in 1955, 1956, and 1960 with the same stars, plus several rebroadcasts of the 1960 telecast. In 2014, the musical was broadcast on NBC, featuring several new numbers, and starring Allison Williams and Christopher Walken. The show has enjoyed several revivals onstage." Rehearsal dates TBD; show runs in June in West Hempstead, Long Island NY. Seeking—Lead & Supporting Roles: Males & Females, 8-20. Seeking talent from West Hempstead NY. Prepare 16 bars of sheet music and be prepared to dance. Apply via backstage.com or contact the production company.

‘ANNIE’ – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 20 - Pixie Dust Players is casting a production of Annie. Synopsis: With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage, which is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. Rehearsals begin Jan. 24 (3-4 times/week); tech rehearsals Mar. 5-9; performances Mar. 10-24 in Rahway NJ. Seeking—“Miss Hannigan” (Lead): Female, 18+, the orphanage matron who hates children but is fond of liquor. Very disillusioned, bitter, and cold. Vocal range: A3-F5; “Oliver Warbucks” (Lead): Male, 18+, a successful businessman with a warm heart. Rich, stiff-collared, bullish. Vocal range: B3 to G-flat5; “Grace Farrell” (Lead): Female, 18+, the faithful secretary to Mr. Oliver Warbucks. Poised, sweet, gentle. Vocal range: B-flat3 to G5; “Rooster” (Lead): Female, 18+, Miss Hannigan's no-good brother looking for a quick buck. A sleazy, slick con man. Vocal range: B3-G5; “Lily” (Lead): Female, 18+, Rooster's girlfriend, who is also out for a quick buck. She is considered to be a floozy and bimbo. Vocal range: B3- G5; “Bert Healy” (Supporting): Male, 18+, the ultimate radio personality. He helps Annie by broadcasting about the search for her birth parents. Vocal range: E4-G5; Featured Adult Roles (Supporting): 18+, Drake, Mrs. Pugh, Cecile, Annette, Mrs. Greer, Star-to-Be, Mr. Bundles, Boylan Sisters, Jimmy Johnson, Fred McCracken, Roosevelt, Harold Ickes, Louis Howe, Frances Perkins, Cordell Hull, Henry Morgenthau, Dog Catchers, Lt Ward; “Annie” (Lead): Female, 8-12, a street-wise orphan; she is eventually taken in by Oliver Warbucks. Spunky, friendly, big-voiced. Vocal range: A3-G5; Orphans (Supporting): Female, 5-13, Molly, Tessie, Pepper, Kate, July, Duffy, Others. Seeking talent from Rahway NJ. Visit pixiedustplayers.org/annie to sign up for an audition time.

‘MAN Of La MANCHA’ – JAN. 22 - Compass Rose Theater is casting Man Of La Mancha. Synopsis: The classic tale of dreams and visions pursued, and the paradox of failure and fulfillment. This musical story is one of passion and pragmatism, corruption and truth, loyalty and deception. Requires actors who can act, sing, and move. Rehearses Feb. 9-28; runs Mar. 1-30 at Compass Rose Theater (1623 Forest Drive, 2nd Floor in Annapolis MD). Pay will be negotiated. Equity Special Appearance. Seeking—Principal/Supporting Roles; Ensemble (Supporting): Males & Females, 20-30, singers, dancers. Audition by appointment Jan 22 from 11am-1:45pm at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave, Manhattan NY 10018). Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. Prepare 16 bars of two songs, one upbeat and one ballad. Bring sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided. No a cappella auditions. There will also be cold readings from the script/songbook. Bring headshot and resume printed. Student actors need photo: no headshot required.

‘The BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE In TEXAS’ – JAN. 23 - Theatre A Go-Go, Inc. is seeking dancers who sing for The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, a rollicking hootenanny of a musical, is based on the true story of a legendary Texas brothel, which operated from the 1840s to 1973. Protected by a friendly sheriff and frequented by politicians, football teams, and others, the “Chicken Ranch” thrived in the small town of Gilbert, Texas. Girls came from all over to work at the ranch and make a little extra cash. However, a crusading do-gooder Houston radio commentator and his conservative audience expose the Chicken Ranch, forcing it to shut its doors forever. Rehearsals begin July 16; runs Aug. 2-18 at Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Rd., Fayetteville PA 17222. Pays $300-$500/wk. (depending on the role), housing and RT train travel from NYC to PA. Shared company use of cars. Seeking—Aggies: Male Dancers Who Sing (Chorus/Ensemble): 18-25, must be physically fit and will be asked to dance with their shirts off; Working Girls: Female Dancers Who Sing (Chorus/Ensemble): 18-35. Open Casting Call Jan 23 from 10am-12noon for female dancers who sing & 12noon-2pm for male dancers who sing at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., Manhattan NY 10018). Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. Be warmed up and ready to dance at your call start time. After we dance every one we will make cuts and ask people to stay and sing. Have 16 bars of song ready if you are asked to stay and sing.

EQUITY, TUACAHN CENTER For The ARTS 2019 SEASON – JAN. 25 DEADLINE f JAN. 31 & FEB. 1 - Tuacahn Center for the Arts is seeking submissions from Equity actors for various roles in the upcoming 2019 season. Note: This submission request is not for the upcoming EPA on Feb. 6; this is only for consideration for upcoming appointment-only invited auditions. Season includes: The Little Mermaid (Rehearsals begin Apr. 8; runs June 7-Oct. 26), The Sound of Music (Rehearsals begin June 24; runs July 26-Oct. 26), and When You Wish (Rehearsals begin Apr. 8; runs June 8-Oct. 26). Season rehearses and runs in Ivins UT. Pays $1033/wk.; Equity LORT Non-Rep Amphitheater Contract. Seeking—Various Roles: 18+. For THE LITTLE MERMAID - ARIEL: Female Identified (20’s), Crystal clear flawless belt to E; A strong willed, independent young woman. She loves her father but has never felt as if she quite fits in to her world under the sea. She is a dreamer with an adventurous spirit who will do anything for her love. Must move well and be comfortable with heights and flying; ERIC: Male Identified, (20’s) Must be able to sing in a very controlled lyrical tenor or bari-tenor. Gorgeous soaring sound to A; A charming prince who doesn’t want to settle and accept the life that he is destined to live. He feels most alive on the sea and yearns for a life of adventure; TRITON: Male Identified (30’s-40’s) booming baritone to strong E; The Son of Poseidon, King of the Undersea World, with a profound belief that the Human World is dangerous and must protect his daughters from it. Commanding, regal, charismatic, protective because he has fear of losing what he loves; URSULA: Female Identified (30’s-40’s) Open to all ethnicities. Strong singer who must also dance. Dramatic alto down to E. Big Belt to C# with strong head voice to a G; Needs to be a trained dancer who excels in the Fosse style. A Sea Witch and Triton’s estranged (and none-tohappy- about-it) sister, banished forever for dabbling in The Black Arts. Personality as huge as her ambition. Wildly smart, sinister, sarcastic, sultry and dangerous. Desperate to overthrow her brother and reclaim the undersea realm once and for all; GRIMSBY: Male Identified (40’s) Light character vocals only, patter a la Gilbert and Sullivan; Prince Eric’s British guardian. Long-suffering, no-nonsense and big-hearted. More a companion and confidant with a father like love for Prince Eric. Occasionally exasperated by, but entirely devoted to the Prince; SEBASTIAN: Male Identified (20’s-40’s) A showman with a dry sense of comedy, good dancer, physicality and singer. Strong character calypso sound. Baritone to E; A charming, pleasing Caribbean Crab. The court composer and confidante and advisor to King Triton. Becomes the reluctant guardian
of Ariel with a loving devotion to the King and his daughter. Ideal type: Ben Vereen; SCUTTLE: Male Identified (20’s-40’s) A song and dance man with strong tap skills. Very strong character tenor or bari-tenor with a solid high A; A seagull. Fancies himself nature’s Einstein and expert on humans and their peculiar stuff. Full of confidence. Ariel depends on him for the bird’s-eye view of the world and life. Must be comfortable with heights and flying; FLOUNDER: Male Identified (10-16) Tenor or unchanged voice; A boy fish who can sing and move well. A fish on the verge of puberty who has a huge crush on Ariel. He is her faithful, enthusiastic, young friend; FLOTSAM AND JETSAM: Male Identified (20’s) Light tenor to B with falsetto to a high D; Must be strong dancers in the Fosse style. Two slimy, sneaky, and seductive eels; they are high-voltage lowlifes who are Ursula’s lackeys and partners in crime; CHEF LOUIS: Male Identified (30’s-40’s) A character baritone; A human, French Chef extraordinaire, a culinary perfectionist with a particular affinity for dishes with fishes. Movement skills a plus as he will also play numerous characters throughout the show. Must have French accent. Vocal range: B-flat2 to A4; Sings Les Poissons; for THE SOUND OF MUSIC - MARIA RAINER: soprano/mezzo, early-mid 20’s, A young postulant at Nonnberg Abbey. She is a free spirit, warm, kind and determined. She is dedicated to God’s will but discovers her love for family and home is where she truly finds God. A clear vocal quality and genuine vulnerability is requisite; CAPTAIN GEORG VON TRAPP: baritone, 35-45; An educated and polished former proud Austrian naval captain. He runs his home like he ran his barracks. Ultimately, he proves to be a warm, loving and courageous individual; MAX DETWEILLER: baritone, 40’s-50, Charming, sophisticated, outgoing, vibrant---the life of the party; ELSA SCHRADER: mezzo, 35-40, A sophisticated and worldly baroness. Like Max, she will find a way to accommodate the coming uprising; MOTHER ABBESS: powerful soprano, 45-70, Mother figure for Maria. She is understanding, authoritative, but also warm. Her years have given her wisdom, patience and inner peace; SISTER BERTHE: alto, 30-60, Mistress of Novices is a bit pompous and happy to find the faults in Maria; SISTER MARGARETTA: mezzo, 30-60, Mistress of Postulants has a good sense of humor and appreciates what is humorous in Maria’s conduct. Bit of an overgrown child herself; SISTER SOPHIA: soprano, 30-60, More inclined to notice the positive aspects of Maria’s conduct; ROLF GRUBER: tenor, strong dancer, 17; ideally seeking older to play 17, Rolf is a telegraph delivery boy drawn into the Nazi youth movement; LIESL VON TRAPP: mezzo, strong dancer, 16; ideally seeking older to play 16, Just entering young woman hood and completely smitten by the handsome young Rolf; for WHEN YOU WISH - Little Girl (10-14) Any ethnicity. Strong singer and dancer. Appears throughout the show in different Disney stories interacting with Disney characters. She is the heart of the show. Auditions by appointment only in NYC on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 with callbacks on Feb. 7 (dance), Feb. 8-9, and Feb. 11-12. Visit auditions.tuacahn.org prior to auditioning, in order to create an actor profile where you can upload current headshot and resume. If you have a profile from last year, be sure that it is up to date and choose your 2019 audition city. For consideration, mail a hard copy of photo and resume, and note which role(s) you are interested in. Deadline for receipt is Jan. 25. Submit to Wojcik|Seay Casting, 247 W. 38th St., 10th fl., New York NY. Seeking talent from New York NY. Note: Disney's The Little Mermaid, Disney's When You Wish and The Sound of Music will play in repertory. Actors being considered will be cast in all three productions. Tuacahn is an outdoor amphitheatre located in southwestern Utah.

EQUITY, ‘COME FROM AWAY’ (B’WAY) – JAN. 25 - Kiss the Cod Broadway Ltd Partnership is seeking Equity actor-singers for possible future replacements in the currently running Broadway production of Come From Away. Irene Sankoff & David Hein, music-lyrics; Currently running at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in NYC. Pays $2095/week min.; Equity Production (League) Contract. Seeking—Various Roles: 18+; [BEVERLY & OTHERS] Female, 40s-50s, any ethnicity. An American Airlines pilot, Beverly has always loved flying, but her world is changed when she hears about coworkers who were killed in the attacks, and when she is confronted by passengers who refuse to fly again. Also plays ANNETTE, a local teacher at the Gander Academy and mother to a lot of children. Must be comfortable with very athletic movement. Excellent singer with a high mix/belt and soprano voice; [BEULAH & OTHERS] Female, 40s–60s, any ethnicity. Head of the Gander Legion, with a firefighter son, she befriends Lana and walks to church and prays with her. Quick-witted and open hearted, Beaulah loves to share a joke. Must be comfortable with very athletic movement. Excellent singer with an alto/belt with mix voice; [BONNIE & OTHERS] Female, 30s–50s, any ethnicity; A no–nonsense mother of 3, Bonnie is the head of the Gander area SPCA. When she discovers animals are trapped on the planes, she stops at nothing to ensure their safety – but in frustration, she often lashes out at those around her. Must be comfortable with very athletic movement. Excellent singer with a strong alto/2nd soprano voice; [DIANE & OTHERS] Female, 50s-60s, any ethnicity. Diane is a traditional divorcee from Texas, who is terrified that her son may have been flying at the time of the attacks. Must be comfortable with very athletic movement. Alto belt and mix/soprano voice; [HANNAH & OTHERS] – Female, 30s–50s, African–American, Latina, Asian, or any ethnicity; the mother of a firefighter in Manhattan, Hannah waits for news about her son and is comforted by Beulah. Must be comfortable with very athletic movement. Soulful belt and mix/soprano voice; [JANICE & OTHERS] 20s, any ethnicity. An eager new local TV reporter, Janice is thrown into the deep end on her first day. Comedy skills a plus. Must be comfortable with very athletic movement. Excellent characterful belt voice comfortable with mix/soprano; [BOB & OTHERS] Male, late 20s–30s, African-American. A hardened New Yorker, Bob is suspicious of where he’s landed, fearing that it’s World War 3, that someone is going to shoot him and steal his
wallet – but instead he ends up losing his New York jadedness. Must be comfortable with very athletic movement. Baritone; [CLAUDE & OTHERS] – Male, 40s–60s, any ethnicity; The gregarious and well-liked Mayor of Gander, Newfoundland, Claude loves his work, the townspeople, and his daily traditions, but he’s never before had to deal with a crisis of this magnitude. Also plays DERM, mayor of the nearby town of Appleton. Must be comfortable with very athletic movement. Rich, characterful baritone voice; [KEVIN T & OTHERS] Male, 30s-40s, any ethnicity. The head of an environmental energy company
in Los Angeles, Kevin was on vacation with his boyfriend (and secretary, also named Kevin), when they are stranded in Gander. Also plays the role of GARTH, head of the local union representing the bus drivers. Must be comfortable with very athletic movement. Excellent tenor voice; [KEVIN J & OTHERS] Male, 30s-40s, Middle Eastern, Asian, Latino, African-American, or any ethnicity. Kevin T’s boyfriend and secretary. Sarcastic and unhappy, he wants to leave and get back to the U.S. as soon as possible. Also plays ALI, an Iranian passenger. Must be comfortable with very athletic movement. Excellent rich bari-tenor/tenor 2 voice. [NICK & OTHERS] Male, 50s–60s, any ethnicity; An English oil engineer who is focused on his work, Nick’s life is turned upside down when he falls for another passenger, Diane. Must be comfortable with very athletic movement. Characterful bari-tenor or tenor voice; [OZ & OTHERS] – Male, 30s–50s, any ethnicity; The quirky constable in the two–person Gander police force. When the town’s population suddenly doubles, Oz helps out in unexpected ways. Also
plays the role of JOEY, a rambunctious passenger on one of the planes who enjoys a good drink. Must be comfortable with very athletic movement. Excellent pop tenor voice. Equity Principal Audition Jan 25, 2019: 10:00 AM to 6pm at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 12th fl., Manhattan NY 10018). Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a short contemporary musical theatre or pop/rock song in the style of the show. Bring picture and resume.

EQUITY, ‘MY NAME IS BEN’ – JAN. 25 - Goodspeed Opera House is casting Equity actor-singers for various roles in My Name Is Ben. Scott Gilmour, book-lyrics; Claire McKenzie, music; The score for this show has a contemporary musical style. Rehearsals begin Apr. 23; runs May 17-June 9 in East Haddam CT. Pays $696/wk. min. Equity LORT D Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—“Bernhardt Wichmann III” (Old Ben): male. Followed from mid-60s to 84. Tall. White-haired. Scruffy. He is a mute. Must be a strong, detailed physical actor as role requires little speech but he is our protagonist. He has lived through war, tragedy, success, and illness and now has settled in his little single room in NYC on E. 74th St. Reactive, joyful, sensitive, and isolated. Must be able to sing; not huge range. Baritone; Young “Ben:” male. Followed from 19 to mid-40s. Tall. Lean. Black-haired. Smart and handsome with a winning smile. Classic American leading male with big energy. Must be a strong singer. Tenor. Must feel matched/connected to Old Ben. Comfortable mover; “Jorge Grisales:” male. Late 40s. Colombian. Doorman. Big, jolly man. Warm, caring, and cuddly. A good-hearted family man who arrived in America with hopes of opportunity and a fresh start. He struggles with English and, over time, becomes Ben’s greatest friend. Must be a strong singer. Tenor-baritone. Comfortable mover; “Pat:” female. Followed from mid-60s to 80s. Small, tough, silver-haired Irish woman. Originally from Rosscrea but has lived in NYC since her early 50s. She has been a nurse, a pharmacist, a divorcee, but now she is retired. She lives in Ben’s building, two floors above him, and becomes his caregiver and friend. Must be a strong singer. Alto; “James:” male. Followed from early 30s to early 60s. Tall, dark-haired and classically handsome. Ben becomes very close friends with James and there is a suggestion of a romantic connection between them. He is charming and soft in nature. Must be a very strong singer. Pure tone. Tenor. Strong mover; “Helen:” female. Mid-20s. Beautiful, soft, gentle-natured. Ben’s older sister. We see her in their hometown of Davenport, which she never leaves. Must be a very strong singer. Soprano. Strong mover. Will be required to multi-role; “Joan:” female. Mid-30s to 40s. Wealthy, Upper East Side reporter. Glamorous and eccentric. She became close friends with Ben when he moved into E. 74th St. Must be a strong singer. Mezzo-soprano. Strong mover. Will be required to multi-role; Lucy/Girl: female. 20s to play younger. Multi-track role. Young female to play various roles, including little girl, Kelsey, aged 10, and Lucy, a kind-hearted New Yorker in her late 20s. Must be confident, versatile soprano, comfortable in different musical styles. Required to sing jazz and opera. Strong mover. Audition by appointment Jan 25 in New York NY. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit your picture and resume to goodspeedcasting@gmail.com. Put your union status and the role you are submitting for in the subject line or your submission may not be opened.

EQUITY, ‘FIRST DATE’ – JAN. 25 – WATERBURY - Seven Angels Theatre is seeking Equity actors for various roles in First Date, a musical. Rehearsals begin Feb. 26; runs Mar. 14-Apr. 7 (five times a week, Thur., Sat., and Sun., 2pm; Thur., Sat., 8pm Thur. and Sat. matinee times vary) in Waterbury CT. Pays: Equity members $424/wk. Equity SPT Tier 5 Contract. Seeking—Various Roles: 18+; Aaron—Late 20s-30s Male. Tenor. New Yorker. Jewish investment banker. He has never been on a blind date before. Out of his element, nervous, and trying way too hard. He is a good guy...just not necessarily good at this. Charming and a little awkward. All ethnicities; Casey—Late 20s-30s, female. Great belt/mix voice. Daring, bold, and delightfully controversial...all as a defense mechanism; She likes to push your buttons to see your reactions. She is the focus of whatever room she is in, and yet, hides her insecurities beautifully. Comedic timing. All ethnicities; Man#1 (Jewish Chorus/Gabe/Edgy British Guy)—20s-40; Male, any ethnicity. GABE is the mega dude/womanizer. Has every answer to every question about women that has ever been asked. And probably has a catch phrase to go with that answer. Aaron's best friend since childhood. EDGY ROCKER/BRITISH GUY are bad boys from Casey's past. Cocky and neglectful, they are overcompensating. Bari-tenor range. All ethnicities; Woman #1 (Grandma Ida/Lauren/Female with Megaphone #2/Aaron’s Mother)—20s-40, Female, belt/mix with soprano. Casey's sister, LAUREN is (somewhat) happily married to her highly successful husband, Kevin, and wonders out loud why Casey can't break her bad habits and learn how to catch a winner. Constantly trying to fix Casey, Lauren is more concerned with listening to her own advice than actually helping her sister. GRANDMA IDA (Yiddish dialect) is Aaron's dead grandmother, who feels strongly that her son should marry a Jewish woman. All ethnicities; Man #2 (Reggie/Aaron’s Future Son/Edgy Rocker Guy)—20s-40. Male, Tenor. REGGIE is Casey's fabulously fierce gay and over-imaginative best friend. Easily sent into a tailspin of jealousy, paranoia, and drama. EDGY ROCKER/BRITISH GUY are bad boys from Casey's past. Cocky and neglectful, they are overcompensating. All ethnicities; Woman #2 (Jewish Chorus/Allison/Google Girl/Female with Megaphone #1)—20s-40, female. Aaron's ex-fiancé. Gorgeous, sexy, uptight, conservative, controlling, manipulative. Must have great belt and some soprano. All ethnicities; Man #3 (Waiter/Casey’s Christian Father/Friendly Therapist)—20’s-40, male, bari-tenor. A career waiter, who dabbles with songwriting and performing on the side. A romantic. He wants nothing more than for love to blossom in his restaurant. A closet poet as well. CASEY's CHRISTIAN FATHER is a stereotype super-Christian, praising the Easter Bunny and denouncing Judaism. All ethnicities. Equity Principal Audition Jan 25 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Seven Angels Theatre (Hamilton Park, 1 Plank Rd., Waterbury CT 06705). Seeking talent from Waterbury CT. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. No appointment necessary. Sign-in upon arrival. Non-Equity will be seen as time permits according to Equity guidelines as long as no other Equity member is waiting to be seen. Prepare a song in the style of the show. Bring picture and resume stapled together.

EQUITY, FINGER LAKES MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL 2019 SEASON – JAN. 25-27 – AUBURN - Merry-Go-Round Playhouse is casting Equity actor-singers for the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival 2019 Season including: Grease (Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, book-music-lyrics; Rehearsals begin May 23; runs June 5-26), Grand Hotel (Maury Yeston, Robert Wright and George Forrest, music-lyrics; Luther Davis, book; based on: Vicki Baum's Grand Hotel. Rehearsals begin June 27; runs July 10-31), South Pacific (Richard Rodgers, music; Oscar Hammerstein II, lyrics; Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan, book. Rehearsals begin July 25; runs Aug. 7-28), Working (adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg; songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers & Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz, James Taylor; Rehearsals begin Aug. 22; runs Sep. 4-21), and Loch Ness: A New Musical (Marshall Pailet, music-book; A.D. Penedo, lyrics-book; Rehearsals begin Sep. 2; runs Sep. 2-Oct. TBD). Season runs in Auburn NY. Pays $653/wk.with Health + Pension (AEA) LOA. Equity LOA ref. to COST Agreement. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+. For Grease – “Sandy:” female, late teens to mid-20’s; New girl in town. Sweet, wholesome, naïve, cute and innocent. A “Sandra Dee” type. Strong singer-dancer. Vocal: A3–F5. All ethnicities encouraged; “Rizzo:” female, late teens to mid-20’s; Leader of the Pink Ladies. Tough, sarcastic and outspoken but vulnerable with unconventional good looks. Strong singer-dancer. Vocal: A3–C5. All ethnicities encouraged; “Frenchy:” female, late teens to mid-20’s; A dreamer. Good natured. A loyal friend. Can’t wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician. Strong singer-dancer. Vocal: A3–D5. All ethnicities encouraged; “Marty:” female, late teens to mid-20’s; The “beauty” of the Pink Ladies. Pretty, looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. Tries to act sophisticated. Strong singer-dancer. Vocal: C4–C5. All ethnicities encouraged; “Jan:” female, late teens to mid-20’s; A compulsive eater. Funny and loud. Pushy with the girls, but shy with the boys. Strong singer-dancer. Vocal: Alto A3–C5. All ethnicities encouraged; “Kenickie:” male, late teens to mid-20’s; Second in command of the “T-Birds”. Tough looking, tattooed, surly, avoids any show of softness. Off-beat sense of humor. Strong singer-dancer. Vocal: Tenor C4–F5. All ethnicities encouraged; “Doody:” male, late teens to mid-20’s; Youngest of the guys. Small, boyish, open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude toward the other guys. Strong singer-dancer. Vocal: Tenor D4– A5 with additional falsetto. Must play guitar. All ethnicities encouraged; “Roger:” male, late teens to mid-20’s; The “anything for-a-laugh” stocky type. Full of mischief, half-baked schemes and ideas. A clown who enjoys putting other people on. Strong singer-dancer. Vocal: D4–A5. All ethnicities encouraged; “Sonny:” male, late teens to mid-20’s; A funny braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he’s a real lady killer. Strong singer-dancer. Vocal: Baritone G3–A5. All ethnicities encouraged; “Patty:” female, late teens to mid-20’s; A typical cheerleader. Attractive and sure of herself but can be given to bursts of disconcerting enthusiasm. Strong dancer. Vocal: Alto D4–A4. She twirls a baton. All ethnicities encouraged; “Cha-Cha:” female, late teens to mid-20’s; Bombshell wannabe. Takes pride in being “the best dancer at St. Bernadette.” Excellent Dancer. Vocal: C4–C5. All ethnicities encouraged; “Eugene:” male, late teens to mid-20’s; Brainiac/nerd. Physically awkward, with weak eyes and high-pitched voice. An apple polisher, smug and pompous but gullible. Strong singer-dancer. Vocal: A3–E5. All ethnicities encouraged; “Vince Fontaine:” Early 30’s to early 40’s; Typical “teen audience” radio disc jockey. Slick, egotistical, fast-talking. A veteran “greaser.” Strong singer-mover. Vocal: flexible – bari-tenor. All ethnicities encouraged; Johnny Casino/Teen Angel: played by same actor; early to late 20’s; Johnny Casino: “greaser” student at Rydell who leads a rock and roll band and likes to think of himself as a real rock “n” roll idol. Vocal: G4–E5. All ethnicities encouraged. Teen Angel: Good looking, falsetto voiced, matinee idol type. Singer who would have caused girls to scream and riot back in 1958. Vocal: E4 to F-sharp5. All ethnicities encouraged; “Miss Lynch:” mid 30’s–early 50’s; A no-nonsense, serious, old maid English teacher. Strong comedienne. Must play “drunk” well. Sings “It’s Raining on Prom Night”; Vocal: A3 – C5. All ethnicities encouraged; for Grand Hotel – “Otto Kringelein:” late 40s-early 50’s. A terminally ill bookkeeper from the small-town life looking to live life to the fullest in his remaining time. Charming, joyous, lovable, generous, and grateful. Tenor; “Baron Felix Von Gaigern:” late 20s. The picture of debonair. Dashing, charming, and optimistic but flat broke. Seeking his own legacy. A good guy who lives and loves fast, living in the now. Passionate and romantic, falls in love with Grushinskaya. Tenor; “Hermann Preysing:” mid-50’s. General Director of a large textile mill. Disillusioned by money and terrified of losing his life style. He cheats, lies, and manipulates to get what he wants. Baritone; “Colonel-Doctor Otternschlag:” 60’s. Wounded by gas and shrapnel in WW1, he is a cynical, tortured, and ruined man. Omnipotent and functions as the narrator of the piece. The character has only one eye, and one leg is missing/paralyzed. Character baritone; “Erik:” mid-20’s. The assistant concierge who is deeply loyal and expecting the birth of his son any day. Intelligent, ambitious, devoted. Baritone; “Zinnowitz:” mid-to-late 40’s. A Berlin lawyer. The secretary for the textile mill company under Preysing's direction. Encourages Preysing to lie. Ambitious, greedy, and willing to do whatever it takes. Baritone; “Flaemmchen:” early-to-mid-20’s. A pretty girl with moxie just off the bus with dreams of Hollywood. Constantly in conflict between her ambition and her morals. She is charming, gamine, flirtatious, and has great sex appeal. Strong dancer or mover. Alto with Belt; “Elizaveta Grushinskaya:” mid-to-late 40’s. The still-beautiful and enchanting, world famous, Russian Prima Ballerina constantly proclaiming her last performance. Hanging on to her old life and identity as a superstar, feeling old and irrelevant until she is revived by the young Baron's love. Demands only the best from herself and for her fans, extremely hard on herself. Ballet experience a plus. Mezzo; “Raffaela:” late 30’s to early 40’s. Confidante, secretary, and Elizaveta's long-time dresser. Secretly longing for and in love with Grushinskaya- deeply devoted and fiercely protective of her. Hardworking, reliable, and smart. Mezzo; for South Pacific – Principal/Supporting Roles: Males & Females, 18-50; for Working - Seeking excellent actor/singers who move very well, are magnetic storytellers and strong, versatile singers. Characters Ages 18 – 60; for Loch Ness: A New Musical – “Haley Westerbrook:” female, 12, Lead. Daughter of Dr. Westerbrook and Annabel. A deeply intelligent, stubborn and capricious twelve-year-old girl struggling with an enormous personal loss. British accent. Very vocally and physically demanding role, with 6-8 songs and lots of jumping, climbing, and puppet riding. Seeking actors of all ethnicities between the ages of 11 and 13; “Dr. Thomas Westerbrook:” male, 40’s, Lead. Father of Haley, husband of Annabel. A marine research scientist and obsessive workaholic who is determined to start putting family first, Dr. Westerbrook has the drive to be a first-rate father but lacks the patience and listening skills to succeed. Seeking all ethnicities. British accent. Bari-tenor to A. Good mover – as with all roles will occasionally puppeteer and serve in the storytelling Ensemble; “Lady Leana Callaghan:” female, 30’s–40’s; Lead. Dr. Westerbrook’s benefactor – a wealthy heiress obsessed with finding the Loch Ness Monster. Strong-willed, stubborn, and occasionally manipulative, Callaghan compensates for her insecurities and sense of isolation by employing ruthless tactics. Scottish accent. Strong belt up to D. Good mover – as with all roles will occasionally puppeteer and serve in the storytelling Ensemble; “Nessie:” female, 20’s–40’s; Lead. The Loch Ness Monster. A hopeful dreamer disguised as an aggressive hermit, after a lifetime of tragedy and loss Nessie has learned that isolation from the world is the only means of survival. Nessie is as playful as she is volatile as she is vulnerable. Seeking all ethnicities. Strong Scottish accent. Mezzo with strong mix/belt. Extremely physical role – puppeteering the entire show, and also part of the storytelling Ensemble; “Captain CJ:” male, 30’s–40’s; Supporting. Captain of Dr. Westerbrook’s research vessel. A mercenary, he makes a display of being untrusting and money-motivated, though in truth he cares for his co-workers more than he’d like to let on. He’s dry, sarcastic, and enjoys making jokes at others’ expense. Seeking all ethnicities. Cockney accent. Tenor, strong singer and comedic actor. Great mover – very involved in storytelling Ensemble; “Annabel Westerbrook:” 30’s–40’s; Supporting. Haley’s mother and Dr. Westerbrook’s wife. A storyteller by nature, Annabel is fanciful, understanding, and comfortable with the unknown. Scottish accent. Soprano who will sing in Gaelic. Good mover - very involved in storytelling Ensemble; The Oiler: male, 30’s–40’s; Supporting. A hired hand on board Dr. Westerbrook’s research vessel. A champion of uncertainty, he speaks only in riddles and takes peculiar actions in order to promote his image as the ultimate mysterious entity. Scottish accent. Seeking strong comic actor and phenomenal dancer. Bari-tenor. Very involved in storytelling Ensemble; “Mr. Ogilvie:” male, 30’s–50’s; Supporting. The executor of Callaghan’s parents’ estate. Extremely dry, extremely judgmental, while trying and failing to maintain his extreme professionalism. Seeking all ethnicities. Scottish accent. Strong deadpan actor and great mover. Any voice type. Very involved in storytelling Ensemble. Equity Principal Audition AEA by appointment Jan 25 from 10am-5:30pm, Jan 26 from 10am-5:30pm and Jan 27 from 11am-5:30pm at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Offices/Westminster Presbyterian Church (17 William St., 2nd Fl., Auburn NY 13021). Seeking talent from Auburn NY. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare one full song or two contrasting 16 bars that show range and dramatic ability. Same day callbacks. You may be asked to dance and/or read. Please bring current pic/resume, music book, appropriate dancewear and all shoes. Non-AEA actors may not request an appointment but may be seen as time permits on the day of auditions. For appointments, visit http://fingerlakesmtf.com/auditions. The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival/MGR Playhouse encourages the practice of non-traditional casting to expand opportunities for women, senior performers, actors of color and performers with disabilities Actively seeking performers of all ethnicities.

‘WEST SIDE STORY’ – JAN. 26 - Bay View Music Festival is casting various roles in the 2019 production of West Side Story. Artistic director states: "This show is a unique production that draws on talent from NYC for the Shark roles, specifically drawn from the Latinx and POC community. This is a non-Equity production of collegiate-aged actors who will rehearse evenings/weekends in NYC before residency for a two-week period in northern Michigan, which includes housing, food, and travel stipend." Production dates: June (weekends and evenings) near NYU in NYC; June 30-July 14 residency in Petoskey MI. Meals, housing, and travel stipend for dates in Michigan from June 30-July 14. Required residency in Michigan. Must be available to rehearse in June in the NYC area. Seeking—Various Roles: Males & Females, 18+. Audition by appointment Jan 26 in New York NY. Seeking talent from New York NY. For audition info, visit https://goo.gl/forms/VYv2KclkCXZSY6An1. Apply immediately or send an email to Chris Ludwa at chris@bayviewassociation.org.

‘SWEET CHARITY’ – JAN. 28 & 29 – FAIR LAWN - Old Library Theatre is casting Sweet Charity, a musical being produced by Fair Lawn Recreation Department’s resident theater company, the Old Library Theatre. The production will be directed and choreographed by Michael Kidney, musical directed by Steven Hunter Taylor and produced by Craig Tiede and Angela Dallesandro. Director states: "Inspired by Federico Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria, Sweet Charity explores the turbulent love life of Charity Hope Valentine, a hopelessly romantic but comically unfortunate dance hall hostess in New York City. With a tuneful, groovy, mid-1960s score, Sweet Charity captures all the energy, humor, and heartbreak of Life in the Big City for an unfortunate but irrepressible optimist. All roles open." Rehearsals will take place Feb.-March (evenings and weekends) in and around the Fair Lawn NJ area; six performances are scheduled for Mar. 22-24 and 29-31. No pay. Seeking—“Charity Hope Valentine” (Lead): Female, 30-45, the girl who just wants to be loved; down-on-her-luck, but ever the optimist, dance-hall hostess who dreams of finding true love; must be a strong dancer; Alto D3 to C-sharp5/D-flat5; “Oscar Lindquist” (Supporting): Male, 30-49, a nervous, highly organized and claustrophobic accountant who is sweet natured with a gentle touch; strong mover. Baritone C3–F4; “Nickie” (Supporting): Female, 30-45, brassy New Yorker, dancer at the Fandango Ballroom, and one of Charity’s best friends; must be a strong dancer; Alto F3–C5; “Helene” (Supporting): Female, 23-45, sultry and sassy dancer at the Fandango Ballroom and one of Charity’s best friends; must be a strong dancer. Alto F3–C5; “Vittorio Vidal” (Supporting): Male, 30-45, Italian movie star and drop dead gorgeous. Has a way with the ladies and his hot-headed lover, Ursula; Baritone B2–F4; “Herman” (Supporting): Male, 35-75, grizzled and sleezy owner of the Fandango Ballroom; has a heart of gold; Tenor E3–B4; “Daddy Brubeck” (Supporting): Male, 25-45, a groovy and hip cat who starts the Rhythm of Life revival church; should have soul when singing with the ability to scat and riff; should be a strong dancer. Doubled in the Ensemble; Baritone C3–E4; “Ursula March” (Supporting): Female, 20-35, hot headed and jealous lover of Vittorio; has quite a flair for the dramatic; would be doubled in the ensemble in Act 2; must be a strong dancer and singer; Fandango Ballroom Dancers (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 20-40, Rosie, Carmen, Suzanne, Frenchy, Alice, Betsy, Elaine. Featured; all must be strong dancers and singers. Will dance in “Big Spender”, “Rich Man’s Frug”, “Rhythm of Life”, and “I’m a Brass Band;” Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 20-45, good comedic character actors who can play multiple featured roles. Must also be excellent singers and dancers; will play multiple featured characters as well as dance in “Big Spender”, “Rich Man’s Frug”, “Rhythm of Life”, and “I’m a Brass Band”. Open Casting Calls Jan 28 from 6:30pm-9pm and Jan 29 from 6:30pm-9pm at Fair Lawn Community Center (Fair Lawn NJ 07410). Seeking talent from Fair Lawn NJ. Bring a headshot and resume stapled together. Those auditioning for all roles except, Vittorio, Oscar and Herman, must be prepared to dance in the style of musical theatre jazz. Ladies should wear character shoes and men should wear jazz shoes; dress comfortably. Prepare a 16-bar cut of a song in the style of the show. Preregistration is encouraged but not required. Callbacks Jan. 30 by invitation only.

EQUITY, THEATRE ASPEN 2019 SEASON – JAN. 30 - Theatre Aspen is seeking Equity actors for various roles in the upcoming season including: Guys and Dolls (Rehearsals begin June 3; tech begins June 17; runs June 22-Aug. 17), Little Shop of Horrors (Rehearsals begin June 28; tech begins July 8; runs July 12-Aug. 17), and God of Carnage (Rehearsals begin July 1; tech begins July 15; runs July 18- Aug. 3). See breakdown for available roles and specific contract details. Season rehearses and runs in Aspen CO. Pays $679/week min.; Equity SPT 9 Contract, plus housing/travel and bike. Seeking—Various Roles: 18+. For GUYS AND DOLLS - [NATHAN DETROIT] – Late 20s-Early 40s, All Ethnicities. Baritone up to high F. A rogue and a gambler but also a respected leader of his gang of ne’er do wells. Comedic and charming but a bit strapped for cash. A consummate businessman with divided loyalties. Adelaide’s fiancé; [MISS ADELAIDE] – Late 20s-Early 40s, All Ethnicities. Mezzo to A. A showgirl with a heart of gold and a perpetual, psychosomatic cold. Easy-going, electric, comedic tour-de-force. Smarter than she’s given credit for. Very aware of how very long she’s been engaged to Nathan; [SKY MASTERSON] – Late 20s-Early 40s, All Ethnicities. Baritone up to E-flat. Smart, charming, handsome gambler. Romantic leading man with a bit of an edge. Able to adapt to any situation but ready to reel off pre-prepared anecdotes regarding his view of the world. Despite his failings, Sky is immensely likeable and oozes style; [SARAH BROWN] – Mid-20s-Late 30s, All Ethnicities. Soprano up to high A. Prim and proper Salvation Army officer. Has a hidden wild streak waiting to come out. An idealistic but sheltered missionary. Kind-hearted but like Sky, too categorical in her view of the world. Charisma, a natural beauty and a silky jazz voice are important attributes; [NICELY-NICELY JOHNSON] – Late 20s-Late 40s, All Ethnicities. High tenor up to B-flat. Funny character guy, likeable and somehow sweet, comedic. An eccentric gambler and one of Nathan’s closest associates; [BENNY SOUTHSTREET] – Early 30s-Late 40s, All Ethnicities. Baritone up to high G. Funny character man. Abbott to Nicely’s Costello. Must be and excellent dancer; [ARVIDE ABERNATHY] – Late 50s-Early 70s, All Ethnicities. Lyric baritone. Salvation Army man and Sarah’s paternal figure. Kind, gentle, thoughtful. A reasonable old man with a warm heart that harbors only the kindest intentions, even if he tends to be a little gullible; [GENERAL MATILDA B. CARTWRIGHT] – Early 40s-Early 60s, All Ethnicities. Mezzo. Business like and in-control, but ready to cut loose; for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - [SEYMOUR]: MALE IDENTIFIED (mid-20’s to early 30’s) comic actor with surprisingly killer pop-rock vocal chops. Sings up to an A. A socially awkward and unassuming plant store employee totally overlooked by everyone until the two objects of his obsession (a man-eating plant and the store employee he loves from afar) set him on a path as the hero of his own story. He’s funny, sweet, surprisingly charismatic, and ultimately becomes that hero. SEEKING ALL ETHNCITIES; [MR. MUSHNIK] MALE IDENTIFIED (late 40’s-60’s) Mature character comic who sings. A middleclass New Yorker, he is a failure of an East Side florist. SEEKING ALL ETHNICITIES; [ORIN] MALE IDENTIFIED (30’s) An egotistical pretty-boy dentist with a black leather jacket and sadistic tendencies. He is a cross between Elvis Presley, James Dean and a young Jack Nicholson. Very versatile pop rock voice with strong falsetto with broad comic skills. Also, somewhat of an SNL performer as he must also be able to morph into 7 separate characters throughout the course of the play. SEEKING ALL ETHNCITIES; [VOICE OF THE PLANT] Male or Female. A funky, street-smart, conniving villain. Must be a strong R&B/Soul performer adept at the vocal stylings of Aretha Franklin and/or Otis Redding. SEEKING ALL ETHNCITIES; [AUDREY] FEMALE IDENTIFIED (mid-20’s to early 30’s) Quirky comic actress with strong vocal skills and a belt that shakes the rafters. A cross between Judy Holliday, Marilyn Monroe and Goldie Hawn. A girl from the mean streets who dreams of somewhere that’s green…underneath the bleached blonde hair and tons of cleavage is an honest and heartbreaking sweetness and vulnerability. SEEKING ALL ETHNCITIES; [CRYSTAL, RONETTE AND CHIFFON] FEMALE IDENTIFIED (late teens to early 20’s to play teens) Girl Group singers in the style of The Supremes. Very strong ear/musicians for tight girl group harmony singing. Hip, fun and engaging! SEEKING ALL ETHNCITIES. Equity Principal Audition Jan 30 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., Studio 1210, Manhattan NY 10018). Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. For "Guys & Dolls" and "Little Shop…", prepare either a brief song of choice or two 16 bar cuts to demonstrate different vocal styles that match the two shows. For the play ("God of Carnage"), prepare a contemporary dramatic monologue not to exceed 90 seconds. If you wish to audition for all shows, prepare 16 bars of a song and a 1-minute monologue.

EQUITY, FINGER LAKES MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL 2019 SEASON – JAN. 31 - Merry-Go-Round Playhouse is casting Equity singers and dancers for the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival 2019 Season including: Grease (Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, book-music-lyrics; Rehearsals begin May 23; runs June 5-26), Grand Hotel (Maury Yeston, Robert Wright and George Forrest, music-lyrics; Luther Davis, book; based on: Vicki Baum's Grand Hotel. Rehearsals begin June 27; runs July 10-31), South Pacific (Richard Rodgers, music; Oscar Hammerstein II, lyrics; Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan, book. Rehearsals begin July 25; runs Aug. 7-28), Working (adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg; songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers & Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz, James Taylor. Rehearsals begin Aug. 22; runs Sep. 4-21) and Loch Ness: A New Musical (Marshall Pailet, music-book; A.D. Penedo, lyrics-book; Rehearsals begin Sep. 2; runs Sep. 2-Oct. TBD). Season runs in Auburn NY. Pays $653/wk.with Health + Pension (AEA) LOA. Equity LOA ref. to COST Agreement. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Audition Jan 31 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 17th floor, Manhattan NY 10018). Seeking talent from Manhattan, NY. EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare one full song or two contrasting 16 bars, appropriate to our season, that show range and dramatic ability. Bring picture and resume. The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival/MGR Playhouse encourages the practice of non-traditional casting to expand opportunities for women, senior performers, actors of color and performers with disabilities Actively seeking performers of all ethnicities.

EQUITY, FINGER LAKES MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL 2019 SEASON – FEB. 1 - Merry-Go-Round Playhouse is casting Equity singers and dancers for the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival 2019 Season including: Grease (Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, book-music-lyrics; Rehearsals begin May 23; runs June 5-26), Grand Hotel (Maury Yeston, Robert Wright and George Forrest, music-lyrics; Luther Davis, book; based on: Vicki Baum's Grand Hotel. Rehearsals begin June 27; runs July 10-31), South Pacific (Richard Rodgers, music; Oscar Hammerstein II, lyrics; Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan, book. Rehearsals begin July 25; runs Aug. 7-28), Working (adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg; songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers & Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz, James Taylor. Rehearsals begin Aug. 22; runs Sep. 4-21) and Loch Ness: A New Musical (Marshall Pailet, music-book; A.D. Penedo, lyrics-book; Rehearsals begin Sep. 2; runs Sep. 2-Oct. TBD). Season runs in Auburn NY. Pays $653/wk.with Health + Pension (AEA) LOA. Equity LOA ref. to COST Agreement. Seeking—Equity Dancers Who Sing (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, excellent athletic dancers with technical proficiency and terrific style for the 2019 season; styles range from contemporary to tap to traditional musical theatre; must sing well; all ethnicities; seeking all types and ages; Equity Singer-Actors (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, excellent singer-actors for our 2019 season with proficiency in power, range and vocal stylings; musical styles include musical theatre, pop, rock and folk; all singers must move well; seeking performers of all ethnicities, types and abilities to play ensemble and features in each of our five musicals this season. Equity Chorus Calls Feb 1 at 10am for Equity female singers who move very well & 2pm for Equity male singers who move very well and Feb 2 at 10am for Equity female dancers who sing well & 2pm for Equity male dancers who sing well at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 17th floor, Manhattan NY 10018). Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Dancers: Be warmed up and ready to dance at start of call. Bring all shoes. Be prepared to sing if time permits. Bring music book and current pic/resume. Singers: Prepare 16 bars appropriate to the season that show off dramatic and vocal ability. Bring music book and current pic/resume. The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival /MGR Playhouse encourages the practice of non-traditional casting to expand opportunities for women, senior performers, actors of color and performers with disabilities Actively seeking performers of all ethnicities.

 

 

 

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

THE ACTOR’s PROJECT NYC, FIVE INDUSTRY SHOWCASES – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 1 - The Actor's Project NYC is seeking actors and singers for five industry showcases. Producer states: "The Actor's Project NYC (TAPNYC) is casting five 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 agents, managers, and other industry in film, TV, and theater. Past productions have been attended by producers (Broadway), agents (commercial/legit), managers, and casting directors." Rehearses and performs winter/spring 2019 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+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Add audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com to your contacts to ensure the confirmation lands in your inbox. Prefer actors to direct-email professional headshot and resume toaudition@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.comBobbyHolder.com, Amazon, iBooks, etc.) or TAPNYC-approved monologues on the website monologuestogo.com (look for TAPNYC logo). We ask that actors who confirm their audition to honor their commitment. Be on time, present a well-rehearsed monologue, 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

 

 

 

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

 

‘NEW YORK’S GOT TALENT’ SEASON 6 - JAN. 27 DEADLINE - Cooper Jordan Entertainment is seeking acts of all kinds for New York's Got Talent, Season 6. Producer states: "The Top 32 best acts will be selected to perform in one of four preliminary nights with a live audience and three Broadway/off-Broadway, music, or New York dance producers as judges. All performances will be held at on 42nd Street at The Green Room 42. Two acts from each night of the competition will move forward to the Semi-finals. Two to three acts from each of the semi-finals nights are chosen to go to Season Finale April 24, where live audience and Industry Judges vote to crown the winner of New York's Got Talent Season 6. Winner will be awarded a prize of $1000 and a fully sponsored night of his or her own show in Times Square - with the possibility of a picked-up run." Season 1 winner: Miles Thorn (illusionist); Season 2 winner: The Orsano Project (dance troupe); Season 3 winner: Elon Altman; Season 4 winner: Lucile Frak (Fraking Trip); Season 5 Winner: Mark White (Pop Singer-Songwriter). Contestant performances are held on Wednesday nights on 42nd Street. Season 6 begins Feb. 27 in Times Square, NYC. Acts only attend one preliminary night, in February or March, assigned based on their availability, with the ability to move on to a semi-finals in March or April. Season 6 Finale is anticipated for mid/late April. Video submissions for TOP 30 of Season 7 are also accepted - indicate in subject line. Winner of Season 6 receives a cash prize of $1000 and a fully sponsored public/industry-invited one-night of his or her own show on 42nd Street. Seeking—Talent Act: 18+, seeking all types of acts, including, but not limited to, singers, dancers, magicians, jugglers, pet-training tricks, burlesque, bands, guitarists, drummers, comedians, weird acts of all kinds, ventriloquists, drag queens, lip-synching acts, sideshow, cirque, tappers, tumblers, gymnasts, balance acts, impersonators, a cappella groups, and any other alternative performance art. Seeking talent from New York, Brooklyn, Queens County, Staten Island, Bronx NY. Submit video audition or performance reel to nygottalent@gmail.com for Season 6 consideration. Season 6 video submission deadline Jan. 27. Producers will accept video submissions but prefer to schedule in-person auditions. For an in-person audition appointment, submit your talent (i.e., singer, comic, musician, magician, etc.) and a brief description of where you want to be as a performance artist to nygottalent@gmail.com. For more info on past Seasons, visit the New York's Got Talent Facebook page.

 

STARKS ENTERPRISE TALENT SHOW – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 31 - Starks Enterprise LLC is seeking participants for the Starks Enterprise Talent Show taking place on Jan. 26. Producer states: "Do you have the talent? Then make sure to bring your best game to the You Got Talent, Bring it! Talent Competition." If you will be using music for your performance, all music MUST be sent in mp3 file format to: starksenterprisemusic@gmail.com including your name/song title or performance title. The show takes place on Jan. 26 from 8pm-10pm at Pearl Studios NYC (500 8th Ave, btwn 35th & 36th St, New York NY, 12th Floor Room 1215). CASH PRIZE FOR WINNER! No participation fee. Seeking—Singers; All Talent: 17-65. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Check our website for any updates: starksenterprisellc.com.

 

‘CELEBRATION OF MUSIC’ – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 2 - Sun and Sky Entertainment is seeking talent for a television program that shares music and arts with the local community. There is no fee to enter, participate, or be a part of this program. Looking for all musical acts/genres to audition. Production states: "The final show will star PBS national artist, Ethan Bortnick who is recognized by the Guinness World Records as 'The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Head-line His Own Concert Tour.' Ethan will be advising and judging the talent, asking questions and sharing his experiences. If you are picked to go through to the local show you will be given an online presence on our website. Auditions will close at the end of November or when we have enough contestants. The link to audition is here: https://celebrationofmusic.com/audition." Selected contestants will perform their solo piece in January at the local live concert. There will be a winner chosen by an online and audience votes. (This part is not televised, only the finale in L.A.) The winner will be announced at the end of the show and will get to perform again. They also get to record a single and will be featured on the national television show - Celebration of Music in Los Angeles, California, which will be taped for the entire country to watch on PBS. The winner will also get to record a single available on iTunes or record a music video for YouTube with Ethan Bortnick. Seeking—Contestant (Lead): Males & Females, 4-25, All musical acts/genres (bands, groups, soloists, duets, choirs, instrumentals, a cappella, and even dancers); ages 4-25 years. Seeking talent from San Angelo TX; Shreveport, Baton Rouge LA; Atlanta, Savannah GA; Springfield MO; Jackson MS; Gainesville, Jacksonville FL; Baltimore MD; Detroit MI; Columbus OH; Montgomery AL; Minneapolis MN; Louisville KY. Audition online via the following link: https://celebrationofmusic.com/audition.

 

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:

'DIVISOR' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 14 - VANCOUVER - Vancouver Film School is casting an abstract short animation. Recording session is in January or February in Vancouver, BC. No pay. Seeking—Narrator (Lead): Male, 25+, a narration/voiceover that will carry through a 3-minute animation and tell the story of the characters on screen. Seeking talent from Vancouver, BC. To apply, submit pix, résumés, & voice demos via backstage.com or contact the school.

 

‘DIRECTOR’S CUTS For DIRECTOR JULIAN KING’ – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 16 - Public Record is casting voiceover artist for Director's Cuts for Director Julian King. Note: Seeking one versatile VO artist to perform for two different videos that will not be shared publicly (for internal purposes only.) VO Session run any week day on the first two weeks of January 2019 in NYC. Commensurate on experience. Send a per hour session rate. Videos are for internal purposes only. Seeking—Car Commercial Voiceover (Lead): Male, 30-50, not looking for a commercial, overly stylized read; must be grounded and naturalistic; kind of monotone at times... straightforward. Seeking talent from Brooklyn, New York NY; Los Angeles CA; Pasadena CA. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company. Must have VO reel showing different styles. Partial scripts are attached. Reference videos available upon request.

 

‘IN SEARCH Of WALT WHITMAN’ – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 16 - East Rock Films is casting In Search Of Walt Whitman. Seeking an actor to provide a voiceover of Walt Whitman for a documentary film. Synopsis: Intended for the educational market, the film will be about 90 minutes or longer. The documentary covers Walt Whitman's life (from birth to death), the times in which he lived, and his poetry. The aim of the film is to have students and others gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of his life and poetry and be inspired. Records TBD. Pays $500 for project. Should take a day or less to rehearse and record. Seeking—“Walt Whitman” (Lead): Male, 35-65, actor will read some of Walt Whitman's best known poems as well as letters, memoirs, articles, etc.; looking for a soothing baritone voice that is sensitive, tender, and speaks from the heart, especially when reading his poems; ideally we should record it when physically together, so we can rehearse first and then record the lines; this is a very big part; you are a critical part of the film. In addition to payment, you will receive screen credit and a copy of the film (either DVD or link to video online). Seeking talent from New York NY; Washington DC; Philadelphia PA. Visit backstage.com to record the audition side to an MP3 file. Also include an acting resume and if you have access to a recording studio (if you don't, it's fine).

 

SINGER-SONGWRITERS – NOTICE JAN. 16 - Trash Heap Inc. is seeking singer-songwriters for a new project by a well-known NYC-based music producer. Project based in NYC. Seeking—Singer-Songwriter: 18+. Seeking talent from New York, NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company. In the cover letter section, note your availability for an audition ASAP. Attach an audio/video (singing) reel if you have one. Also note training, if any, and any instruments you play. Name of music producer kept confidential until audition for security reasons.

 

AHM MEDIA RECORDING ARTISTS, SINGERS & SONGWRITERS – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 16 - AHM Music & Media is seeking vocal talent for artist development and production with AHM Media. Producer states: "We develop aspiring original artists whom we then pitch and promote to our high-level record label, media, and investor contacts. This is for the few highly talented and driven individuals seeking to pursue a path of being super successful recording artist, and those highly selected artists that we invest our own resources into their projects; however, there are some third-party costs which can help ensure a major label level quality presentation. If studio work is involved, artists don't have to find their own studios as we advise them as to what the top facilities in the industry are and guide them with the entire creative development and music production process. This is not a 'record deal.'" Opportunities ongoing in NYC, L.A., and nationwide. No pay. Company states: "Fees required for production, recording, and studio time: $1,000 and up." Seeking—Singers & Singer-Songwriters (Lead): Males & Females, 14-29, pop, R&B, rock, urban, alternative, and country styles; songwriting skills welcome, but not required. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA; New York NY. Submissions must include links to vocal performances to be considered. Submit MP3s, pictures, and resumes. For more info, visit www.alexhouton.com and www.spotlight87.com.

 

‘THE ISLAND’ (WORKING TITLE) – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 17 - Envi Films is casting voiceover narration in The Island (working title), a feature-length documentary. Taylor Segrest, writer-co-prod. Talent needed for first-person voiceover for six short passages in the film. Recording dates TBD. Pay TBD. Seeking—Narrator: Female, 45-70, voicing first-person passages from the perspective of Cornelia Bailey. The passages are adapted from her memoir "God, Dr. Buzzard, and the Bolito Man." The passages occur periodically over the course of this feature-length documentary in which Ms. Bailey is a central character. Seeking talent from New York NY. In your natural voice, provide an audio sample reading sides: https://d26oc3sg82pgk3.cloudfront.net/files/media/uploads/casting_call/59b2b1be-b7ae-4a4b-9104-d06129eb013e.pdf. Seeking a voice similar in timbre, tone, maturity, and accent to Cornelia's (as in the trailer, though less strained), but a younger (i.e. mid-life, 50-60-ish) version of the voice will also be considered. Apply via backstage.com or contact the film company.

 

KIDS/TEENS, RECORDING WORKSHOP & ALBUM RELEASE PROJECT – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 19 - Threshold All Stars is seeking young participants for our 2019 Music Recording Workshops and 2019 Threshold All Stars album project! Company states: "Does your child dream of recording music and having it released on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music & More? The Threshold All Stars program has been specially designed to work with talented kids ages 10-18 in the world renown Threshold Studios in NYC and helps turn their dreams into reality! We customize design each recording session around the participants, selecting each song to best showcase the voices of our singers! Songs from our recording workshops will be released on all major streaming platforms! Additional recording sessions Feb-May for inclusion on the Threshold All Stars Album Project to be released late May 2019. Selected singles will be released each month starting in February!! First Workshop Jan. 19-21 (Martin Luther King Jr. three-day weekend) at Threshold Recording Studios (440 W. 41st St. in NYC). Additional dates to be announced. No pay. Our first workshop is the January 3 Day Recording Workshop cost: $599 (Jan. 19-21, 10-hour workshop over three-day weekend). Payment plan available. Seeking—Vocalists (Lead): Males & Females, 8-13; Vocalists (Lead): 13-19; Songwriters: 10-19, If you are a songwriter under 20, we are also interested in hearing your original material for consideration for our upcoming projects. Please email an mp3, along with information about yourself to: ThresholdAllStars@gmail.com Seeking talent from New York NY. For more info on the workshop or to apply visit www.thresholdallstars.com/jan-2019-music-recording-workshop.

 

‘SAP’ – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 25 - SVA is casting Voiceover/Animation for the role of Snail in Sap, a student project. Synopsis: Sap is about a teenager (Mel), overwhelmed by life, retreats to a lonely hill to escape their problems, indefinitely. After being transported to a world befitting their own fantasy and regressed to the age of a child, they contentedly avoid their reality in the company of a large snail. They soon find their escapist fantasy to be suspicious and even threatening--prompting them to decide whether their fantasy can really free them from their reality. Records Jan. 25 in NYC. Pays: $50 flat rate Guaranteed (Negotiable). Seeking—Snail (Lead): Male, 30-70, a large snail who greets Mel as they enter this fantasy world. He is borderline uncharismatic but always polite. Though he talks kindly, his words seem hollow and even filled with quick annoyance or manipulative undertones. He speaks clearly and slowly. The more his polite facade fades, the more explosive his anger and manipulation become. Seeking talent from Manhattan, New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact SVA. Please include any audio reels in submission.

 

KIDS/TEENS, ‘GOD’S LITTLE BLESSINGS’ – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 29 - Community Youth Transition Center Inc. is seeking singers aged 7-18 for a talent show TV pilot. Rehearses in NYC. No pay. Seeking—God’s Little Blessings: Males & Females, 7-18, Singers. Audition By Appointment Jan 26 from 2pm-6pm at Champions Studios (257 W. 39th St., 14th fl., Manhattan NY 10108). Be prepare to sing. Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the center.

 

‘ROGO’S REALM’ – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 31 - Coffeehouse Films/J.E. SIms & Associates is casting Rogo's Realm: Gilly Diggle Sequence. Owner state: "This is an independent, 3D-animated, sci-fi adventure. Voiceover is required for the production of the opening sequence which takes place on a ship called The Gilly Diggle. There are two images in the photo section of the media area of this post. The one image with just the two characters only are Anna Troxx and Brock Salter. The other image is the rest of the crew." Works remotely. Must be available on Skype if necessary. Pays $100/day. Selected artist required to sign work-for-hire contract. If voice is flexible enough, you can probably play more than one character. Seeking—“Anna Troxx” (Supporting): Female, 23-35, pilot Anna Troxx leads the small crew of the deep space ship The Gilly Diggle; since the safety of her ship and crew are priority one, she is a blunt, no-nonsense character; “Brock Salter” (Supporting): Male, 25-35, co-pilot/navigator; traveled for years with Anna Troxx; serious but very laid-back; he doesn't sweat the small stuff but in space, there's no small stuff; he is well-liked by the rest of the crew. Seeking talent Worldwide. Seeking primarily individuals who are into the sci-fi genre. Must be creative and appreciate the fantastical. Looking for individuals who have flexibility to be able to read the same line of dialog in a variety of character voices/dialects. Also, must be able to project in voice emotions from fun to fear. Must have own in-house recording capabilities. Deliverable: high-quality .WAV file. If you do not have a reel or audio link, it is not necessary to apply. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company. Include a brief reason of why you submitted to this post.

 

PODCASTS: CIVIL WAR 1965 & SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR 1898 – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 1 - Gotham Variety is casting voice actors for two audio war stories, Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce and The Sergeant's Private Madhouse by Stephen Crane. Records January/February in NYC. Pay is TBD. Seeking—“Peyton Forrest” (Southern Accent) (Lead): Male, a 40-year old plantation owner in Alabama, deeply devoted to the Southern cause; in the story, he is being hunted by Union soldiers in 1865; a Southern accent a must, preferably real; “Leslie Forrest” (Southern Accent) (Supporting): Female, a 35-year-old plantation owner's wife in Alabama, loving of her husband, well-mannered; the story takes place in 1865; Southern accent a must, preferably real; “Corporal Franklin” (Southern Accent): (Supporting): Male, 18+, Southern soldier from poor background, Corporal Franklin is crafty and devious - he poses as a Confederate soldier but is spying for the Union; Southern accent a must, preferably real; story takes place in 1865; “Lieutenant Hobson” (Supporting): Male, 18+, tough marine from the Midwest (or New England), fighting in Cuba during the Spanish-American War, 1898; leading a platoon of marines in fierce battle with Cuban guerrilla forces; “Sergeant Quinn” (Irish Accent) (Lead): 18+, tough marine, Irishman who immigrated to America - fighting in Cuba during the Spanish-American War, 1898, fierce battle with Cuban guerrilla forces; Irish accent a must, preferably real; “Sergeant Beasley” (NYC Accent-Brooklyn/Bronx) (Lead): Male, 18+, tough marine from New York City, fighting in Cuba during the Spanish-American War, 1898, fierce battle with Cuban guerrilla forces; outer boroughs accent (Bronx/Brooklyn/Queens) a must, preferably real; “Private Dryden” (Good Singer) (Lead): Male, 18+, youthful marine having a nervous breakdown on the field of battle, Cuba 1898, while serving as sentry; suddenly begins to sing in the middle of battle: "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks" and "Minstrel Boy" ; needs to be able to convey terror with voice and to be able to sing; “Dr. Bailey” (Supporting): Male, calm, kindly, authoritative military doctor on an American ship off the Cuban coast, 1898; in his 50s. Seeking talent Manhattan NY. Submit audio reel via backstage.com or contact the casting company. Accents for noted roles preferred.

 

SINGER-SONGWRITERS – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 1 - Trash Heap Inc. is seeking singer-songwriters for a new project by a well-known NYC-based music producer. Project based in NYC, dates TBD. Seeking—Singer-Songwriter: 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. In the cover letter section, note your availability for an audition ASAP. Apply via backstage.com or contact the production company. Attach an audio/video (singing) reel if you have one. Also note training, if any, and any instruments you play. Name of music producer kept confidential until audition for security reasons.

 

 

 

OPEN MIC NIGHTS/JAM SESSIONS:

NEW YORK CITY LOCATION:

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

 

WASHINGTON DC AREA LOCATIONS:

Open Mic Nights hosted by TOM SAPUTO

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

PROMOTIONS:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

JACKSON MANAGEMENT AGENCY OPEN CALL – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 18 - ATLANTA - Jackson Management Agency is seeking triple threat actors with a team player mentality to join the Jackson Management Agency's expanding south east division of representation. In person meetings will take place in January in Atlanta GA. Only accepting Georgia locals at this time. Commissions based representation for all ages in Georgia. Seeking—Triple Threat Actors: Males & Females; Looking for actors of all ages, who are also instrumentalists, singers, or dancers; Non-Binary, Trans Actors or Drag Performers: 18+, Looking for those who are also instrumentalists, singers or dancers. Seeking talent from Atlanta GA. Company states: "We require all potential clients to audition via self-tape. If we are interested, after reviewing the requested material, we will send you the information to begin that process. We are an agency for Exceptionally Talented Underdogs. The actors who have talent, but just haven’t been discovered or given backing due to a lack of credits. Our clients understand the need for professional materials, and nothing short of excellence in every performance no matter how big or small. Together, we fight the uphill battles of getting your career started. However, we make no guarantees. There are over 2,000 talent firms worldwide, and casting receives around 3,000 submissions per role within a breakdown. It is VERY hard to get an audition and we are upfront about that." Here are the things you must already have in place for management consideration: Passport, Government ID (ex: Driver’s License or ID Card), Actor’s Access, Casting Networks. Apply via backstage.com or contact the agency.

 

LIL ANGELS NYC WINTER CASTING CALL – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 17 – LIL ANGELS UNLIMITED is seeking clients 4-21 for representation. Synopsis: It’s time for our NYC Winter Casting Call! Lil Angels Unlimited is a bi-coastal talent management company with a focus on film, television, theatre, commercials, and animation. This year our casting call will be by invitation only. We are sure your talents are worth viewing, however we have a strict policy of not taking on multiple clients in the same category in order to prevent competition for roles between our own clients. At this time, we are seeking new clients from ages 4-21. Our adult casting call will be coming soon. Casting in January in NYC. Note: We will notify you with specifics if we feel you would be a good fit. Seeking—Actors: 4-21. Seeking talent from New York NY. Send headshots, resumes and any singing or acting clips. If you fit a gap in our roster, we will notify you with the details. Apply via backstage.com or contact the agency.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

REFERENCE:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

SCHOOLS/SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS:

COMPLIMENTARY ON-CAMERA CLASS – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 15 - Michael Luggio, instructor, is seeking participants for a complimentary acting class at The New York Theatre Academy. Classes are detailed within in character development, comprehensive backstory, script analysis, and scene study. Company states: "Our acting classes are for the intermediate, advanced, and professional working actors. Actors will use select scenes and monologues to develop a comprehensive approach to their craft through working within their scenes. These are practical application classes, taking your script analysis and character work whilst applying them to your scene work. We will take the scenes in and out of context, and use various scenarios to explore your ability to make choices within every character you will create. We will focus on diving into your character(s) and analyzing their background and environment in order to make your choices. Concentration will be placed on a developing a thorough backstory of the character. We will explore different options and approaches to your characters before putting them on their feet. These classes aim to prepare the actor with the skills utilized for a complete understanding to pursue your professional acting work. I have taught acting classes at many of the credible institutions in New York City, Los Angeles, and Europe, and I continue to coach professional actors privately as well as on-set. I offer a comprehensive program of acting for the stage as well as for film and television. Our students perform a showcase every third month, as well as full performance productions once a year. Visit my website for testimonials from industry professionals as well as actors that I am currently working with: Michaelluggio.com." Class held Jan. 15 from 1pm-3:30pm at Shetler Studios (244 W. 54th St., 12th fl.) in NYC. Complimentary Class (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Have the following sides prepared for the class: https://d26oc3sg82pgk3.cloudfront.net/files/media/uploads/casting_call/1a826c70-92b0-4d79-b87b-ddf586360577.pdf

 

KIDS/YOUNG ADULTS, BROADWAY WORKSHOP SEASON AUDITIONS – JAN. 20 & 25-27 - Broadway Workshop & Project Broadway is seeking talent (ages 8-21) for upcoming Main Stage productions of Sister Act (ages 13-21), Shrek Jr., (ages 8-13) and The Children's Musical Theater Festival - CMTF (ages 8-19). These productions take place in state of the art Off-Broadway theaters and feature student actors in all leading and supporting roles. Rehearsals for Sister Act will be held on weekends beginning Mar. 2 at Ripley Grier Studios; performs May 3-5 at the Riverside Theater in NYC. Rehearsals for Shrek Jr. will be held on weekends beginning Mar. 10 at Ripley Grier Studios; performs May 17-19 at Baruch Performing Arts Center in NYC. Rehearsals for the Children's Musical Theater Festival will be July 6-12 at Ripley Grier, with performances July 13-14 at Baruch Performing Arts Center in NYC. These are tuition-based programs. Financial aid is available through Project Broadway. Seeking—Various Roles: Males & Females, for Sister Act - all leading and supporting roles. Especially seeking great singers who move well, between the ages of 13-21; for Shrek, Jr. - all leading and supporting roles. Performers should have strong vocals and great personalities, with the ability to create over the top characters. All performers must be between the ages of 8-14 for the Junior Main Stage; for Children’s Musical Theater Festival (CMTF): company states: "The Children’s Musical Theater Festival is 9-day performance-based theater program in New York City (July 6-July 14). Students cast in the Festival will have the opportunity to originate roles in new musical works by up-and-coming theater writers or new cut-down versions of established musicals. The CMTF program is open to students ages 8-20. All performers should be strong singers who move well for this program!" Auditions by appointment Jan 20, 25, 26 & 27 at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., Manhattan NY 10018). Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. Register for an audition appointment at www.BroadwayWorkshop.com.

 

ENSEMBLE ARTISTS NYC FREE MASTERCLASS WORKSHOP – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 21 - Ensemble Artists NYC is seeking participants to fill five free spots for the Ensemble Artists NYC's Business of Acting workshop intensive. Company is offering ten free spots to the workshop. Director states: "You will learn the importance of following guidelines for industry-standard headshots and a resumé that catches the attention of industry professionals. You will learn importance of branding yourself effectively. Tired of submitting and not getting called in? Tired of agents telling you that you are not ready? Tired of hearing others book jobs and you are left wondering 'Why not me?' Have you ever thought 'What am I doing wrong?' Are you not certain what your resume should include or what headshots to use? Is your look 'in' or 'outdated'? We are a 'for artists, by artists' organization, specializing in training and educating entertainers on how to 'make it' in the industry. We focus on marketing steps, tools, and techniques artists need to take to get represented, noticed, and booked. Our intensive career-changing workshop covers marketing, business, taxes, steps, and overall strategies one must take to get work and representation effectively in the NYC/L.A. areas. We believe in karma, so we offer a 90-minute free crash course every week to ten people. This is simply a way to give back to the aspiring artists in our entertainment community. Read all of our testimonials and see for yourself. We offer a more intensive workshop for more advanced entertainers immediately after the 90-minute free session, should one require a more in-depth consultation. This program began six years ago and we have had hundreds who have come to the workshop, most of whom are now represented by a real agent, and many of whom have reported making consistent income. Ensemble Artists NYC is here to give you the practical know-how that will give you the ins and outs of the modeling, acting, and entertainment industry; help you gain self-esteem; and give you guidance and motivation to build your dreams with a realistic approach." Next workshop January 19 from 8am-12noon. Note: Workshop takes place approx. every 14-18 days; 10-15 people are selected at a time. Dates vary month to month in Midtown NYC. Only apply if you are available on the date and during the specified time frame. Workshop is free for 90 minutes. An optional post-workshop one-on-one consultation costs $20 for 20 minutes. The company has some books and labels for sale. Director states: "This is a workshop class valued at $650. We are giving away 10 to 15 free spots per week to serious talent who truly need the help and guidance." Seeking—Actors/Entertainers: 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. To sign up, submit your headshot and resume or bio via backstage.com or contact Ensemble Artists NYC. Explain why you should be considered for the free intensive. Tell workshop personnel about yourself and your commitment to the entertainment industry and some of your past experiences. Director states: "If you qualify, you will receive an invitation to attend. Only 15 people per week will be selected. Must be a serious entertainer."

 

‘BEFORE BROADWAY TALENT SHOWCASE’ AT 54 BELOW – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 21 - Camp Broadway is seeking participants for Before Broadway Talent Showcase. Communications coordinator states: "Before Broadway is a three-day pre-professional theater intensive for performers ages 18-22 who are attending a college or conservatory program. Camp Broadway is sponsoring this national search for emerging talents who will be selected by a team of casting agents. A Broadway creative team will coach a 16-member ensemble in solo and group performance of a curated collection of contemporary songs by Broadway’s elite composers of the last decade. The weekend culminates in a professionally produced, one-night-only, 75-minute talent showcase at the famed Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City. Before Broadway is your chance to demonstrate your range, personality, and style for a group of industry advisors. A casting agent will review and evaluate all completed auditions." Rehearses Jan. 25-27 (approx. 8:30am–5pm) at Pearl Studios in NYC; performs Jan. 27 at 54 Below in NYC. Program tuition of $1,695 if selected. This includes: three days of rehearsal (Jan. 25-27); group and individual coaching sessions with Broadway professionals; 54 Below rehearsal with three-piece band and special Broadway guest/host; lunch on rehearsal days; cast dinner at 54 Below; and distribution of headshot and resume to guest talent agents. Seeking—Before Broadway Ensemble Member (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-25. Seeking talent from New York NY. For detailed guidelines on how to submit an audition on Acceptd, instructional videos, and other resources, visit https://beforebroadway.com/.

 

'UP YOUR GAME' TALENT SUCCESS WORKSHOP – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 25 - Samuel Roberts Casting is seeking models, actors, hosts, and all talent with potential for Up Your Game, a talent success workshop. Executive Producer states: "Looking to 'Up Your Game' and get to the next level in the biz as a commercial talent? Join us on Saturday Jan. 24 for a half-day workshop with the former top model and current NYC TV & film casting director, Samuel Roberts. "Up Your Game was created to bridge a gap between talent with real potential who have not yet met the right connections to advance (it's all about networking!) and to answer questions and concerns you might have about being able to be successful and get to the next level in the toughest of all markets. The upcoming Up Your Game talent success workshop consists of necessary career coaching (finding your niche), styling, hair and makeup consulting, a headshot, and tips on how to show your best self to put you on track to book the big job and land with a reputable agency. "What you'll go home with: a professional headshot shot by Samuel; a portfolio review of photos to keep, and which to leave behind; clarity on how to market your image; industry hacks and resources on booking a job without an agent; how to stand out during the audition process; and an opportunity to sign with Samuel for agency placement. Space is limited. Don't miss this special opportunity." Workshop Sunday, Jan. 27 from 2pm-6pm at Actors Connection (630 9th Ave., #1410, NYC). No pay. Cost is $149. Seeking—Talent: 18-60, Actors. Seeking talent from New York NY. For consideration, submit your profile for review. For more info, visit www.samuelrobertscasting.com.

 

‘FIND YOUR HONESTY: ACTING THROUGH SONG’ CLASSES – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 26 - Find Your Honesty: Acting Through Song is seeking participants for fall classes for Find Your Honesty: Acting Through Song. Owner states: "Find Your Honesty: Acting Through Song is an acting/coaching studio for musical theater. Sessions are private and 60 minutes in length and are focused on the acting side of your musical theater material. We will work on songs from your book, applying different tools to help you in connecting to your material in a very real, grounded, and natural way. The key is understanding how to bring you and what makes you unique to your work. We will also discuss your rep and how to streamline what you are presenting to casting directors. I'd love to help you grow in this way so that you can walk into your auditions confidently and do extremely well." Ongoing classes in NYC and via Skype. Introductory sessions can be scheduled for $60. Seeking—Musical Theater Performers: Males & Females, 10-50, dedicated and passionate musical theater artists looking to refine their craft or get coaching for auditions and callbacks, or young performers who need basic tools to grow as artists. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit a headshot, resume, and cover letter as well as any clips of you performing. For more info and testimonials, visit www.findyourhonesty.com

 

KIDS, 9-WEEK ON-CAMERA SKETCH COMEDY – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 26 - A Class Act NY is seeking participants for a 9-Week On-Camera Sketch Comedy workshop. Company states: "Students will devise their own short comedy sketches with the help of their amazing instructor who has written original content and practices improvisation! Moreover, we will recreate a “writer’s room” atmosphere in this program. Students will learn how to structure their stories and how to write and land jokes. The students will then perform these sketches on-camera." Class meets Sundays: Jan. 27-Apr. 7 from 1pm-3pm at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave. New York NY). $895 participation fee required. Seeking—Actor: 7-12. Seeking talent from New York NY. For audition info, visit backstage.com or contact A Class Act.

 

‘HAMILTON’ INTENSIVE With HAMILTON’s THAYNE JASPERSON, GREGORY TRECO & Others – JAN. 26 DEADLINE - Werk With Bway is seeking participants for a Hamilton intensive workshop. Coordinator states: "Don't throw away your shot! Spend the weekend with the cast of the Broadway phenomenon Hamilton at Werk With Bway's three-day intensive. Students will: work one-on-one with the stars of the world's hottest Broadway phenomenon on your MT audition cuts; learn actual choreography and music from Hamiton's dance captain, music director, and peeps that work in the room where it happens; prep their Hamilton audition with our working Bway faculty; and get individual feedback from a member of the Hamilton team." Faculty includes: Thayne Jasperson (Broadway's Hamilton as Samuel Seabury, 'Newsies,' 'Matilda'; Film: 'High School Musical 1 & 2'), Gregory Treco (Broadway's Hamilton as Aaron Burr and George Washington standby, 'Taboo' as George understudy), Ian Weinberger (Associate Conductor of Broadway's Hamilton, 'The Book of Mormon,' 'Kinky Boots,' 'Finding Neverland'), and Jamibeth Margolis (Casting Director of Broadway's 'Cats,' 'The Phantom of the Opera,' 'Les Misérables,' 'Miss Saigon') and more Hamilton guest artists to be announced soon!" Workshop runs Feb. 16-18 from 10am-6pm (President's Day Weekend) at Studios 353 (353 W. 48th St. in NYC). No pay. Tuition: $595 until Dec. 26; after Dec. 26, tuition increases to $695. Seeking—Musical Theater Performers: 13+. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). To apply, fill out an application at https://www.werkwithbway.com/hamiltonintensive. Submissions due by Jan. 26 for full consideration. Latecomers can submit until Feb. 9, but consideration is not guaranteed.

 

KIDS/TEENS, 9-WEEK INDUSTRY SHOWCASE CLASS WITH 10 TALENT REPS – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 27 - A Class Act NY is seeking participants for an upcoming workshop/showcase. Artistic director states: "This is an advanced program for students who are seeking representation and have taken classes at a reputable institution. In this class, our students will work alongside a successful Broadway star and a professional music director who will challenge students to take their work to the professional level and get them ready for their final industry showcase that will be attended by ten scouting talent reps from some of NYC’s best offices. Throughout the nine weeks, we’ll create a showcase to reflect the strengths of our select group. Students will perform solos, duets, dance numbers, group numbers, and scenes." Class meets Jan. 27; Feb. 3 and 10; Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; final showcase on Apr. 7 from 11am-1pm at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., NYC). Participation fee: $895. Seeking—Actor Seeking Representation: 6-19. Seeking talent from New York NY.

 

KIDS/TEENS, 9-WEEK ADVANCED SCENE STUDY – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 27 - A Class Act NY is seeking participants ages 12-19 for an upcoming workshop/showcase. Artistic Director states: "Students will learn about and utilize techniques developed by masters of acting such as Sanford Meisner, Constantin Stanislavski, Stella Adler, Uta Hagen, Viola Spolin, Ann Bogart and more. These are some of the most influential, widely-used acting techniques that renowned stage and screen actors employ to get realistic, emotional and natural performances. Through monologue, scene work and exercises, students will work individually and in pairs. The exercises are specifically designed to teach the core principles of these distinguished instructors." Class meets: Jan. 27; Feb. 3 and 10; Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; final showcase on Apr. 7 from 11am-1pm at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., NYC). Participation fee: $895. Seeking—Advanced Actor: 12-19. Seeking talent from New York NY.

 

FOUR TALENT AGENT DAY – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 1 - A Class Act NY is seeking youth and adult actors for an industry day with four top talent agents. Artistic director states: "Actors, ages 7-up (split by age into two separate classrooms), will work with four top bi-coastal talent agents, David Doan of CESD, Mallory Levy of DDO, Bonnie Shumofsky Bloom of Stewart Talent and Victoria Kress of Abrams Artists. These agents represent actors for theater, film, tv, commercial and voiceover work. The first half of the day will be mock film and TV auditions, during which agents will offer guidance, feedback, and coaching. The second half of the day will be mock auditions in which actors choose to perform either a one-minute monologue or a 16-bar cut. The agents are always looking for talent; many students have been picked up from classes and are now working. Participants are welcome to sign up for the first session, the second session, or both. When you register for both, you save!" Workshop Feb. 2 (session 1 is from 10am-1pm; session 2 is from 1:30pm-4:30pm) at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., NYC). Participation fee: $195 for one session or $290 for both. Seeking—Actor: 7-20. Seeking talent from Manhattan NY.

 

SPRING CLASSES At PRIMARY STAGES ESPA, Including BEING ON-CAMERA – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 2 - Primary Stages ESPA is seeking participants for On-Camera Acting class. Company states: “Acting as ‘Being.’ It is deceptively simple, but only something we can learn by doing, and by watching and listening to each other. In this class you will be freed from the pressure to perform so you can focus your attention on learning and refining on-camera skills in a supportive and exciting environment. By the end of this class you will understand the practical realities of an actor's job on set and be able to make brave and interesting choices in front of the camera. Visit https://primarystages.org/espa/acting/being-on-camera for more info.” Being On-Camera starts Feb. 19; start/end dates for other classes vary; all classes held at Primary Stages Studios in midtown NYC. No pay. Workshop fees vary by class. Discounts provided for returning students. ESPA provides students easy and convenient payment plans to break up tuition: http://primarystages.org/espa/payment-plans. Seeking—Participants for i: 18+, Be freed from the pressure to perform so you can focus your attention on learning and refining on-camera skills in a supportive and exciting environment. Link: https://primarystages.org/espa/acting/being-on-camera; On-Camera Auditioning: 18+, This brand-new class with Anthony Arkin and Amelia Campbell is an intimate and intensive dive into the preparation and experience of the on-camera audition. Link: https://primarystages.org/espa/acting/on-camera-auditioning; The Contemporary Monologue: 18+, Having the right monologue is key to showcasing your abilities as an actor and ultimately getting hired. This class seeks to match actors with audition material that makes them shine. Link: http://primarystages.org/espa/acting/contemporary-monologue; Intensive Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: 18+, For actors and directors, some of the most gratifying work happens in the rehearsal room. In this intensive, director Kimberly Senior will lead you through the first week of a mock rehearsal process for "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," focusing on the issue of toxic masculinity and toxic femininity. Link: https://primarystages.org/espa/acting/intensive-cat-on-a-hot-tin-roof/ Fundamentals of Acting: 18+, If you’re just stepping into the world of acting, welcome. In this seven-week class, you will build a toolbox of the fundamentals, so that you can feel confident and connected on stage. Link: https://primarystages.org/espa/acting/fundamentals-of-acting; Scene Study: Kate Hamill: 18+, Deepen your scene work skills using texts by one of the Top 10 most-produced playwrights in the country, Kate Hamill. Kate is known for her innovative, contemporary adaptations of classic novels for the stage, including the Primary Stages productions of "Pride and Prejudice" and the upcoming "Little Women." Link: https://primarystages.org/espa/acting/scene-study-hamill; Advanced Scene Study 1: 18+, This class offers a select group of actors an even more rigorous curriculum than our regular Scene Study class. Link: https://primarystages.org/espa/acting/advanced-scene-study-1; Solo Performance: 18+, Like other brave solo performers who have come before you, this class will guide you through the process of telling your personal story on stage. Link: http://primarystages.org/espa/acting/solo-performance; Hand-Selected Monologues: 18+, Ready for a fresh start? This class is designed to give you three new monologues, handpicked just for you. Link: https://primarystages.org/espa/acting/hand-selected-monologues; Solo Performance (Supporting): 18+, Like other brave solo performers who have come before you, this class will guide you through the process of telling your personal story on stage. Link: http://primarystages.org/espa/acting/solo-performance; Circuit Training: Casting Directors: 18+, Each casting director has a unique approach to assembling the perfect cast. This five-week class will give you the opportunity to work with a different casting director or manager each week, strengthening your skills and deepening your flexibility as an auditioner. Link: https://primarystages.org/espa/acting/casting-directors; Alexander Technique for Performance: 18+, Imagine being able to walk into any audition feeling grounded, confident, and centered. The Alexander Technique teaches performers how to release habitual tension for an experience of more freedom, poise, and presence. Link: https://primarystages.org/espa/acting/alexander-technique-in-performance; Shakespearean Monologues: 18+, The right Shakespearean monologue is key to showcasing your artistic strengths and facility with language in an audition. Spend this two-day workshop deepening your connection to these texts. Link: https://primarystages.org/espa/acting/workshop-shakespearean-monologues. Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. For more info and for a full list of classes, visit https://primarystages.org/espa/acting. Also visit https://primarystages.org/espa/acting/shakespeare-on-your-feet for more info.

 

URTA AUDITIONS For The ACADEMY For CLASSICAL ACTING, ONE-YEAR MFA PROGRAM – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 2 - Shakespeare Theatre Company's Academy for Classical Acting is seeking actors interested in earning their MFA with The Shakespeare Theatre Company's One Year MFA Program. Program coordinator states: "Rigorous and immersive, the nation's only one-year MFA program includes acting, voice, rhetoric, text, movement, mask, the Alexander Technique, stage combat, clown, as well as dramatic literature, script analysis, and theatre history; the ACA offers a unique training structure that serves as an incubator for fully developed classical actors and theatre makers. The program is a joint venture with the George Washington University, and upon completion candidates receive a terminal degree--a Master of Fine Arts. Classes in Acting, Text & Rhetoric, Voice, Speech, Mask, Movement, and Stage Combat make up the core of the curriculum." Runs Aug. 2019-July 2020 at The Academy for Classical Acting in Washington DC. The George Washington University tuition rates apply. Seeking—MFA Candidate, NYC: 18+, for a graduate-level classical acting program; MFA Candidate, Chicago: 18+, for a graduate-level classical acting program; MFA Candidate, San Francisco: 18+, for a graduate-level classical acting program; MFA Candidate, Atlanta: 18+, for a graduate-level classical acting program; MFA Candidate, Washington DC: 18+, for a graduate-level classical acting program. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Applicants should visit ACA.ShakespeareTheatre.Org for more details and full application instructions.

 

ONLINE ACTOR WORKSHOPS – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 4 - Precision Action Entertainment PTY LTD is seeking members for an online only workshop offering Actor Training and Industry Insights with a step by step method for making money as an actor. Producer states: "Get Direct Industry questions answered by an Industry Professional." Workshops run online. Membership fees are $97 for registration or $97 plus a $5 monthly charge for the bonus membership (All in Australian dollars). No other fees required. Seeking—Participants: 18+, for online actor seminars and industry workshops. Seeking talent Worldwide. For more info, visit https://www.innovativeactorworkshops.com/

 

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