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Updated: Nov. 18

 

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:

'HOME For The HOLIDAYS' – VARIOUS NOV. DATES - Pixie Dust Players is seeking talent for an evening of song and celebration, featuring the music of Stephen Schwartz. For more information, visit pixiedustplayers.org/home-for-the-holidays Rehearsals vary by age group. Youth Ensemble (ages 5-12) rehearse Dec. 4-14 (2x/week); Teen Ensemble (ages 13-18) rehearse Dec. 8 & 15; Soloists (ages 16-25) rehearse Dec. 16. The cabaret will be presented in UCPAC's 1300-seat Main Stage Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 7pm. No pay as this is a fundraiser for UCPAC. No participation fee for soloists. $125 participation fee for youth and teen ensembles. Seeking—Youth Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 5-12, will perform in the opening and closing of the cabaret, and be featured in a production number. Auditions Nov. 5 for this group; Teen Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 13-18, will perform in the opening and closing numbers, and will also be featured in two production numbers. Auditions Nov. 15 & 16; Soloists (Lead): Males & Females, 16-25, will perform either a solo, duet, or will be the featured vocalist in a group number. Auditions via video submission, due Nov. 22. Seeking talent from New York NY. Visit pixiedustplayers.org/home-for-the-holidays for specific audition information for each group.

 

'UGLY SWEATER CABARET: A NIGHT Of STUNNING VOICES & BOLD CHOICES' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 20 - Torrent Theatre is seeking phenomenal singers for a cabaret centered around the songs and tacky threads that herald the raw spirit of the holidays. Rehearses Dec. 13 (6pm-10pm); performs Dec 21 (6:30pm) in NYC. Compensation based on ticket sales. The performance will be recorded, edited, and provided to the performer at no cost. Seeking—Featured Soloists (Lead): 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the theatre.

 

WEDDING BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 21 - Adm Talent is seeking a second R&B singer for a wedding band. Rehearses ASAP for a promo shoot in NYC. Pays: $600 per wedding. no pay for promo video or rehearsal. Seeking—Male R&B Singer (Lead): 18-46. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the talent agency.

 

POP/ROCK SINGERS For UPCOMING EVENTS – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 22 - Tryon Entertainment is seeking male and female pop/rock singers for upcoming events and productions for an entertainment production company. Rehearsal and production dates are TBD in NYC. Professional pay, varies per event. Seeking—Pop/Rock Singer (Lead): Males & Females, 18-35, seeking male & female pop/rock singers for upcoming events and productions. Seeking talent from New York NY. To be considered, submit the following: full name, contact, height, headshot, resume, and video footage via YouTube links, website, etc via backstage.com or contact the entertainment company.

 

'BOUND For BROADWAY,' NYC SINGERS' SHOWCASE – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 22 - Forslund Theatricals LLC is seeking talent for Forslund Theatricals and The West End Lounge's upcoming eight-year-running industry-invited showcases Bound for Broadway. Producer states: "This is the premiere showcase in town and a great opportunity for anyone who wants to join. This is great for performers who need performance video footage. JDProductions is the premiere weekly showcase running and is not affiliated with any other showcases or venues and is proud to offer a different type of showcase in NYC, boasting a live entertainment emcee, free professionally-edited videos for the performers, and a well-rehearsed diverse performance opportunity alongside talented industry professionals and composers, as well as high industry turn-out." Rehearses in NYC according to when talent is cast. Performers will be required to sell tickets ranging from $10-$15 each, plus an accompanist fee ($50) is required for tech, show, and music rehearsals. Some pay (ticket sales reimbursement), plus free video copy provided. The producers are seeking both union and nonunion performers, but no union contract is currently planned. Performers should check with their union before accepting any work. Seeking—Featured Soloist: Males & Females, 16-60. Seeking talent from New York NY. Auditions by appointment only in NYC. For an appointment, email pix & résumés to jdproductions.casting@gmail.com. An accompanist will be provided. You may also send video submissions to be considered immediately.

SIMONE VITALE BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 27 - Simone Vitale Band is casting vocalists, 21 to 35 years old, for the Simone Vitale Band. Band leader states: "We are a party band in the Detroit area, but we also travel the eastern half of the U.S. We work most every weekend." You must be local to the metropolitan Detroit MI area. Pay depends on talent level, experience, and the number of hours of the performance. Between $150 and $400 per job. Food and travel expenses are provided, when the band travels. Seeking—Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 21-36. Seeking talent from Royal Oak, Detroit MI. Submit resume and headshot and a sound clip of singing via backstage.com.

The CRANKY CABARET – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 30 - Cranky Cabaret is seeking singers for the early December cast of The Cranky Cabaret, a demented, fun-filled revue packed with delightfully naughty, angry, edgy songs. All styles of music welcomed, as long as it fits with the "cranky" theme. Rehearses Nov. 26; performs Dec. 2 & 3 in NYC. Pay depends on ticket sales. The Cranky Cabaret is not a “pay-to-sing."  Seeking—Strong Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Besides a headshot and resume, send vocal demo tracks or video links. Also, include any cranky song ideas you have that you think you might like to sing. Be as innovative or unconventional as you like. Apply via backstage.com or contact the cabaret.

'I WANT TO BE HEARD' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 30 - Alexandria Richardson, casting manager, is casting I Want To Be Heard, a singing showcase. Production states: "This project will allow artists to not only let their voices be heard, but also gain connections through telling their stories of hard work, passion, and connections with music. These singers will take part in productions geared toward raising funds for inner-city school music programs, studio time, and a talent showcase "Gospel Explosion" for prizes and which may further their music career. We would also like to incorporate the concept of '#hearme' in a subliminal way by featuring it in promotional production design. The hashtag 'hearme' will be integrated on movie posters in the subway, in advertisements in the street, as an old rusty sign, as the title of books used as props, on street signs, as the name of buildings, on billboards in the background, and all over social media. It will be subliminal, yet prominent so as to allow the viewer the chance to catch on to it by a second or third viewing. It will be a theme throughout the project, giving the attentive viewer the opportunity to discover the hidden #hearme, which will be placed in the environment seamlessly." Production begins February 2018 in NYC. Casting manager states: "Participants will compete for prizes and raise funds for inner city school music programs." Seeking—Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY; Jersey City NJ; Washington DC; Philadelphia PA. Apply via backstage.com

TOURING FRANKIE VALLI TRIBUTE SHOW – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 1 - JBA is casting T1 singer for touring Frankie Valli Tribute. Tour runs TBD. To be discussed once submission is reviewed. Seeking—T1 Singer: Male, 21-45; Tenor 1 needed for touring Frankie Valli Tribute show. Strong falsetto is a must as well a range that extends to F5 with possible B-flat5. with stamina to perform up to 2 shows her day and to perform multiple days in succession. Seeking talent from Orlando FL. Residing in mid Florida is a plus, but not mandatory. Please send contact information and links for all demos via backstage.com or contact JBA.

 

SINGERS For HARD ROCK CHOIR – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 1 - Little Men Entertainment is seeking amateur or professional singers, ages 22-65, male and female, any ethnicity, for a multi-singer group that will sing hard rock classics for paying gigs. Dates TBD in Manhattan. Seeking—Back-up Singer (Chorus/Ensemble): 22-64. Seeking talent from New York NY. Record yourself on a smartphone or other device singing a powerful rendition of the first verse and chorus of the AC/DC song "Highway to Hell." Google the lyrics. Submit info about yourself and singing sample electronically via backstage.com or contact the entertainment company.

 

4STRANDA – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 2 - Destiny Vargas, singer-actress, is seeking two more girls for a four woman singing group. Rehearsal will start when the last two women are chosen in Pearl, MS. Pay will start as soon gigs start being booked. Seeking—Singers: Female, 18-25. Seeking talent from Pearl MS. Send me a video of you singing via backstage.com and tell me a little bit about yourself and why you would be a perfect fit.

BOYBAND And GIRLBAND TRIBUTES – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 3 - Larger Than Life Shows is seeking additional performers for Larger Than Life: The Ultimate Boyband Tribute and Sugar & Spice Girlband Tribute. Company states: "As we continue to expand across the country, we are looking to add a few more performers to our awesome team. Training is provided." More information is available at www.wearelargerthanlife.com. Rehearses Mon. & Tues. evenings in NYC; performances are on-going (mostly weekends). Pay is TBD. All performances are paid. Seeking—Singer-Dancer: Males & Females, 21-35. Seeking talent from Yonkers, New York NY. For consideration, email largerthanlifeshows@gmail.com. In the subject line, include which show you are applying for (Boyband or Girlband Tribute) with a headshot and resume. Also submit a short video (from phone is fine) of you singing a '90s boyband or girl group song: one verse and one chorus, a cappella or with a backing track. Also include 30-60 seconds of video of you dancing to your favorite boyband/girlband hit. Submissions without video will not be considered.

SINGERS For HOLIDAY PRODUCTIONS – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 3 - Tryon Entertainment LLC is seeking female and male singers in the genres of musical theater, pop/R&B, and jazz for upcoming holiday events and productions with an entertainment production company. Ages 18-35, all ethnicities welcome. Rehearsal and production dates & locations TBD in NYC. Professional pay varies per event. Seeking—Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18-35, must be at least 5'6"; very energetic/charismatic type; have stage presence and give it all during performances. Dancing or moving skills are a plus. Seeking talent from New York NY. If you are interested and available, see the following requirements and submit ASAP for consideration: full name contact, height/stats/measurements, headshot/two photos minimum, resume, website or online profile, and video footage via YouTube links, website, etc. via backstage.com or contact the entertainment company.

The CRANKY CABARET – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 4 - Cranky Cabaret is seeking singers for the mid-December cast of The Cranky Cabaret, a demented, fun-filled revue packed with delightfully naughty, angry, edgy songs. All styles of music welcomed, as long as it fits with the "cranky" theme. Rehearses Dec. 1; performs Dec. 8 & 9 in NYC. Pay depends on ticket sales. The Cranky Cabaret is not a “pay-to-sing." Seeking—Strong Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Besides a headshot and resume, send vocal demo tracks or video links. Also, include any cranky song ideas you have that you think you might like to sing. Be as innovative or unconventional as you like. Apply via backstage.com or contact the cabaret.

'The LIMBO LOUNGE' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 9 - Alexa Karas Ink is casting The Limbo Lounge, an immersive theatre experience set in a bar in NYC. Rehearses November and early December; premieres Dec. 9 (4pm-9pm) in Manhattan, NYC. Company states: "Actual show time is 1.5 hours, but actors requested during this entire time period." Pay is TBD;negotiable and contingent upon future shows in 2018. Travel and meals provided. Seeking—The Bartender (Lead): Male, 30-60, must be able to sing; “Ash” (Lead): Male, 18-40, must be able to sing; “Katie” (Lead): Female, 18-34, must be able to sing; “Margot” (Lead): Female, 18-34, must be able to sing; The Psychic (Supporting): Female, 26-70, must be able to rap; The Guitar Player (Supporting): 18+, must be able to play guitar and sing. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit a headshot, a list of previous productions, and any video reels you may have. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

PULSE KARAOKE – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 17 - Pulse Karaoke is seeking a talented singing bartender/server. Position starts TBD in NYC. Hourly pay, plus tips provided. Seeking—Bartender-Singer: 21+, this is a bartending job, not an acting gig. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit picture and your hospitality resume. Note: This is an actual bartending job, not acting; applicants must be 21 and over. Pulse Karaoke is New York City's most premier karaoke lounge and bar. We specialize in corporate, bachelor/bachelorette, and birthday celebrations. We are looking for someone motivated, friendly and entertaining to join our awesome team. Apply via backstage.com or contact the karaoke company.

 

SINGER/VOCALIST – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - Chicago Cover Band is seeking an awesome, experienced female lead singer for an established cover band. Band states: "We cover songs by popular electronic dance music artists such as Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Sia, Rihanna, Katy Perry, etc. with some modernized versions of '80s and '90s dance songs as well. The band is comprised of experienced Chicago music scene veterans; each person is a high-caliber player, contributor and performer. The band is connected to local clubs and fest organizers and represented by Chicago's top booking agency. "Seeking a team player to complete the band...someone who is energetic, fun, athletic/fit, has the ability to move rhythmically on stage while singing, and possesses a strong and versatile voice. The show should give the audience a dance party/club/live concert type feeling, so the ability to engage a crowd is important." During the rebuilding phase, the band would expect to rehearse once a week (day/time TBD) at our location on the north side of Chicago IL. You would need to have flexible weekend availability for shows, as we're aiming to play four to eight times a month (varies by season). Band states: "Ideally we are positioning ourselves for the festival stages, larger bars/clubs, casinos, and corporate clients." Pay is split equally between all members (not a tiered system) and can be discussed in more detail through email/in person. Seeking—Singer/Front Person (Lead): Female, 25-39. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. If interested, submit a brief resume, headshot, or performance picture, plus an audio singing sample via backstage.com.

 

SINGER/FRONT PERSON – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - Chicago Cover Band is an awesome, experienced female lead singer for an established cover band. Band states: "We cover songs by popular electronic dance music artists such as Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Sia, Rihanna, Katy Perry, etc. with some modernized versions of '80s and '90s dance songs as well. The band is comprised of experienced Chicago music scene veterans; each person is a high-caliber player, contributor and performer. The band is connected to local clubs and fest organizers and represented by Chicago's top booking agency. "Seeking a team player to complete the band...someone who is energetic, fun, athletic/fit, has the ability to move rhythmically on stage while singing, and possesses a strong and versatile voice. The show should give the audience a dance party/club/live concert type feeling, so the ability to engage a crowd is important." During the rebuilding phase, the band would expect to rehearse once a week (day/time TBD) at our location on the north side of Chicago IL. You would need to have flexible weekend availability for shows, as we're aiming to play four to eight times a month (varies by season). Band states: "Ideally we are positioning ourselves for the festival stages, larger bars/clubs, casinos, and corporate clients." Pay is split equally between all members (not a tiered system) and can be discussed in more detail through email/in person. Seeking—Singer/Front Person (Lead): Female, 25-39. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. If interested, submit a brief resume, headshot, or performance picture, plus an audio singing sample via backstage.com or contact the band.

 

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

 

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

 

'FUTUREFEST' At 54 BELOW – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - Open Hydrant Theater Company and Foundation of New American Musicals is casting FutureFEST in NYC. This showcase spotlights rising local young talent in a celebration of the next generation of musical theater artists. At FutureFest, middle, high school, college students, and recent graduates sing songs from new musicals written by leading and rising lyricists/composers. Rehearses some Saturdays in Jan. and Feb. at Open Hydrant Theater Company in the Bronx; performs Mar. 8 (7pm) at 54 Below in NYC. No pay. The producers are seeking both union and nonunion performers but no union contract is currently planned. Seeking—Musical Theater Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 12-25, seeking middle, high school, college, and recent college graduates to represent their alma maters; seeking various singing styles; songs will be from new musicals; if cast, you will be a representative of your school and sing a song chosen by the producers that best fits your voice. Seeking talent from New York NY. Must include any YouTube, SoundCloud, or other links to anything that gives examples of your voice. Casting will not accept any submissions without a singing link of some sort. For more info, visit http://54below.com/artist/futurefest/.

 

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

 

 

 

 

CRUISES/RESORTS/THEME PARKS:

'CATS' – NOV. 13 – LONDON - Royal Caribbean Productions is casting a production of the award-winning musical CATS for Royal Caribbean. Andrew Lloyd Webber, music; The full-length Broadway musical will be presented alongside "Come Fly With Me," an original production aerial show. Cast members will be featured in both of these shows in a state-of-the-art theatre and will take audiences on a unique and exciting journey. Rehearsals: Jan. 29-Mar. 31, 2018 in Miami FL. Production: Apr. 1-Nov. 4 on the Oasis of The Seas. Seeking—Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Open Casting Call Nov 13 at 9am at Pinneaple Dance Studios (7 Langley St., Covent Garden, London, England WC2H 9JA). Prior to your audition, you will need to print out and prepare all required audition material applicable to the role for which you are coming in to audition. See character breakdown and click on the link provided. Bring audition packet with you to the audition. Also, come prepared with your best 16–32 bars of a ballad and an up-tempo in contrasting styles, as you may be asked to sing additional material. Vocal styles should include: Pop/Rock, R&B, Contemporary Musical Theatre, and Jazz. Sheet music is required in the proper key. An accompanist will be provided. Strong acting ability required. Singers will be taught a movement combination and should come prepared with proper dance attire. Singers will also perform in Royal Caribbean's signature production show. Vocal versatility is a plus. For additional information, please visit our website www.royalcaribbeanproductions.com.

 

'CATS' – NOV. 15 – LONDON - Royal Caribbean Productions is casting a production of the award-winning musical CATS for Royal Caribbean. The full-length Broadway musical will be presented alongside "Come Fly With Me," an original production aerial show. Cast members will be featured in both of these shows in a state-of-the-art theatre and will take audiences on a unique and exciting journey. Rehearsals: Jan. 29-Mar. 31, 2018 in Miami FL. Production: Apr. 1-Nov. 4 on the Oasis Of The Seas. Seeking—Dancer-Vocalists: Males & Females, 18+, The following ensemble roles will be cast from this call; Demeter, Syllabub, Rumpleteazer, Cassandra, Tantomile, Victoria, Mungojerrie, Coricopat, Plato/Macavity, Alonzo, Tumblebrutus, Pouncival and Mr. Mistoffelees. Dancer-Vocalists will also perform in Royal Caribbean's signature production show. Tumbling and aerial background a plus. For additional casting breakdown information, visit www.royalcaribbeanproductions.com. Open Casting Call Nov 15 at 9am at Pineapple Dance Studios (7 Langley St., Covent Garden, London, England WC2H 9JA GB). Prior to your audition, you will need to print out and prepare all required audition material applicable to the role for which you are coming in to audition. Please see character breakdown and click on the link provided. Bring audition packet with you to the audition. Casting versatile dancers who are athletic with strong technique in ballet and jazz. Tap dancers and dancers with aerial skills are a plus, however, not required. Be prepared to learn three challenging combinations of contrasting dance styles. You will also want to come prepared with your best 16–32 bars of a ballad and an up-tempo in contrasting styles, as you may be asked to sing. Vocal styles should include: Pop/Rock, R&B, Contemporary Musical Theatre, and Jazz. Sheet music is required in the proper key. An accompanist will be provided. Acting ability required. For additional information, please visit our website www.royalcaribbeanproductions.com.

'FINDING NEMO, The MUSICAL' – NOV. 28 & 29 – KISSIMMEE - Walt Disney World Company/Disney Parks Live Entertainment is seeking male and female musical theatre performers of all ethnicities to portray principal and ensemble roles for Finding Nemo, the Musical, an original musical theatre production based on the Disney-Pixar hit animated feature, performed at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando FL. Additional ensemble roles, not identified in this notice, will be cast from this open call. Production dates TBD at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando FL. All performers employed by the Walt Disney World® Resort are covered under the terms and conditions of a Collective Bargaining Agreement with Actors #39; Equity Association. Seeking—“Dory:” Female, 22-32, A forgetful, yet very optimistic lady fish and Marlin's companion during this journey. Extremely quirky and an expert with comedic material. Character singer, comfortable flying at heights. Must weigh less than 183 lbs; “Nemo:” Female, 18-25, Plays youthful boy. Adorable, endlessly curious, spirited, childlike and fearless, yet at the same time naïve and vulnerable. Bright and youthful mix or belt; “Bruce:” Male, 30-40, A vegetarian great white shark. Can go from screaming rockers to an elegant soft shoe. Comedic baritone and able to handle harmonies; “Crush:” Male, 20-39, Laid back and fun-loving "surfer dude" turtle. Wise old father with the ability to rock. High tenor, must have effortless, sustained, full voice/mix high C. Vocalists interested in the Crush role should use the following link to download music to be used at the open call: http://cdn.media.disneyauditions.com/other-files/music/wdw/WDW-FindingNemotheMusicalCrushMusic.pdf; “Marlin:” Male, 22-32, Over-protective yet very loving father, vulnerable. Huge heart, great comedic talent. Scared of virtually everything. Baritone, able to handle musical 'patter' and flying at heights. Must weigh less than 183 lbs. Open Casting Call Nov 28 at 10am and Nov 29 at 10am at Disney's Animal Kingdom Wardrobe/Rehearsal Facility (3271 Sherberth Road, Kissimmee FL 34747). Callback Dec 14 by appointment. Please click the My Profile button at the top of disneyauditions.com to create or update your profile before attending the audition. Applicants must be at least 18 and authorized to work in the United States. Sign in begins 1 hour before the call. Late applicants will not be accepted. Please bring a current headshot and résumé. Prepare the best 16 bars of a musical selection and provide clearly marked sheet music, in the correct key, for the accompanist. Prerecorded accompaniment or acapella auditions are not allowed. Note: Actors appear as themselves while at the same time manipulating a puppet of their specific character. For full details, visit www.disneyauditions.com.

EQUITY, 'FINDING NEMO, The MUSICAL' – NOV. 28 & 29 – ORLANDO - Walt Disney World Company/Disney Parks Live Entertainment is seeking male and female musical theatre performers of all ethnicities to portray principal and ensemble roles for Finding Nemo, the Musical, an original musical theatre production based on the Disney-Pixar hit animated feature. Production dates TBD at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando FL. Disneyworld. Rate negotiable, $17.08/hr. minimum. Equity, 401k, AEA pension, Disney benefits. Seeking—“Dory:” Female, 22-32, A forgetful, yet very optimistic lady fish and Marlin's companion during this journey. Extremely quirky and an expert with comedic material. Character singer, comfortable flying at heights. Must weigh less than 183 lbs; “Nemo:” Female, 18-25, Plays youthful boy. Adorable, endlessly curious, spirited, childlike and fearless, yet at the same time naïve and vulnerable. Bright and youthful mix or belt; “Bruce:” Male, 30-40, A vegetarian great white shark. Can go from screaming rockers to an elegant soft shoe. Comedic baritone and able to handle harmonies; “Crush:” Male, 20-39, Laid back and fun-loving "surfer dude" turtle. Wise old father with the ability to rock. High tenor, must have effortless, sustained, full voice/mix high C. Vocalists interested in the Crush role should use the following link to download music to be used at the open call: http://cdn.media.disneyauditions.com/other-files/music/wdw/WDW-FindingNemotheMusicalCrushMusic.pdf; “Marlin:” Male, 22-32, Over-protective yet very loving father, vulnerable. Huge heart, great comedic talent. Scared of virtually everything. Baritone, able to handle musical 'patter' and flying at heights. Must weigh less than 183 lbs. Open Casting Calls Nov 28 at 10am and Nov 29 at 10am at Disney Animal Kingdom Rehearsal Facility (3271 Sherberth Rd., Orlando FL 34747). Callbacks Dec 14 by appointment. Performers must be at least 18 and authorized to work in the United States. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare 16 bars of a musical selection and provide sheet music in correct key for accompanist. Note: Actors appear as themselves while at the same time manipulating a puppet of their specific character. Click the "My Profile" button at the top of disneyauditions.com to create or update your profile before attending the audition. Additional ensemble roles, not identified above, will be cast from this open call. The end time will be when the producer closes the call.

JC WILLIAM AGENCY, Inc., TRIPLE THREATS For CRUISE CHIPS – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 29 - JC William Agency, Inc. is seeking triple threats for cruise ships. Dates vary according to project. Contracts vary according to project. Seeking—Triple Threats for Cruise Ships (Lead): Males & Females, 18-40, seeking triple-threat dancers and singers for work on cruise ships. Seeking talent from New York NY. Attach reels or clips of your dancing and singing via backstage.com or contact the agency.

 

 

 

 

OPERA/CHORUS/VOCAL GROUPS:

'HOME For The HOLIDAYS' – VARIOUS NOV. DATES - Pixie Dust Players is seeking talent for an evening of song and celebration, featuring the music of Stephen Schwartz. For more information, visit pixiedustplayers.org/home-for-the-holidays Rehearsals vary by age group. Youth Ensemble (ages 5-12) rehearse Dec. 4-14 (2x/week); Teen Ensemble (ages 13-18) rehearse Dec. 8 & 15; Soloists (ages 16-25) rehearse Dec. 16. The cabaret will be presented in UCPAC's 1300-seat Main Stage Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 7pm. No pay as this is a fundraiser for UCPAC. No participation fee for soloists. $125 participation fee for youth and teen ensembles. Seeking—Youth Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 5-12, will perform in the opening and closing of the cabaret, and be featured in a production number. Auditions Nov. 5 for this group; Teen Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 13-18, will perform in the opening and closing numbers, and will also be featured in two production numbers. Auditions Nov. 15 & 16; Soloists (Lead): Males & Females, 16-25, will perform either a solo, duet, or will be the featured vocalist in a group number. Auditions via video submission, due Nov. 22. Seeking talent from New York NY. Visit pixiedustplayers.org/home-for-the-holidays for specific audition information for each group.

 

LIGHT OPERA Of NEW YORK – NOV. 10, 17 & DEC. 1 - Light Opera of New York is seeking all voice types (Soprano, Mezzo, Tenor, Baritone, Bass) for the upcoming series of concerts and Herbert’s The Naughty Marietta from Light Opera of New York, a non-profit professional company producing lyric theater in New York City. All of the productions and concerts are paid. Coordinator states: "Check out our previous season’s recordings on iTunes and Spotify ('Orange Blossoms,' 'The Only Girl,' 'Sally,' 'The Island of Tulipatan') to hear some of our work." Rehearsals and concerts/production are in the spring of 2018 in NYC. Pays: $100 for concerts, TBD for production (various amounts based on role). $15 application fee and $5 audition fee required. Seeking—“Marietta” (Lead): Female, 18-45, lyric coloratura soprano; “Captain Richard Warrington” (Lead): Male, 18-45, tenor; needs comfort above the staff; “Lizette” (Lead): Female, 18-45, soprano, comedic role; “Adah” (Lead): Female, 18-45, mezzo-soprano; “Etienne Grandet” (Lead): Female, 18-55, bass-baritone. Auditions by appointment Nov 10 from 7pm-10pm, Nov 17 from 7pm-10pm and Dec 1 from 6pm-10pm at Opera America, New York NY. Pay the $15 application fee: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/store/29305/pr/56596. There is an accompanist provided, if granted an audition, bring $5 to the audition, which will be collected upon arrival. Prepare two selections, one of which should be in English.

 

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

 

 

 

 

STAGE SHOWS:

EQUITY, 'The STING' – NOV. 6 & 13 - Paper Mill Playhouse is casting Equity singers and dancers for The Sting with book by Bob Martin, music by Mark Hollmann and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis. Runs Feb. 19-Apr. 29, 2018 in Millburn NJ. Pays $824/wk. Equity COST Tier 4 Agreement. Seeking— Ensemble Men: 18+, excellent Equity singer/dancers & dancer/singers to play denizens of Joliet and Chicago IL in the depression including bodyguards, gamblers and grifters. Looking for thrilling voices that are both comfortable in an ensemble blend, but also able to step out and cover solo material. All voice parts needed; Ensemble Women: 18+, excellent singer/dancers & dancer/singers to play denizens of Joliet and Chicago IL in the depression including chorus girls, gamblers and grifters. Looking for thrilling voices that are both comfortable in an ensemble blend, but also able to step out and cover solo material. All voice parts; “Gondorff” Cover: Male, 40-59, to cover Henry Gondorff is a sly, handsome master of the long con who has seen better days. He is sharp, sarcastic, unflappable, always the smartest guy in the room. When we meet him, he is in a drunken state of semi-retirement due to a con gone wrong, but Hooker convinces him to get back into the game. Strong actor. Strong comedy. Thrilling high baritone voice up to G; “Hooker” Cover: Male, 30-59, to cover Jonny Hooker is young black grifter from the streets of Joliet Illinois. He is an expert at the various forms of street con, but has never challenged himself to move beyond that. He is cocky, good looking, irresponsible, infuriating. His imprudent behaviour leads to the death of his beloved mentor Luther, and sets him on a journey to avenge his murder. Strong singing. Strong comedy; “Luther” Cover: Male, 50-69, to cover Luther Coleman is an older black grifter, Hooker’s partner in crime on the streets of Joliet. He is a veteran of the art of the con, and well respected in the community. He is affable, fatherly and dedicated to his craft. When news of his brutal murder rips through the community, the cons rally behind Hooker and Gondorff in their efforts to punish those responsible. Although he dies at the beginning of the story, Luther is present throughout as a ghostly MC who leads us through the narrative. Strong singing – tenor – should sing up to G-sharp. Strong dancing. Strong comedy. Equity Chorus Calls Nov 6 at 10am for Equity male dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity female dancers who sing and Nov 13 at 10am for Equity female singers & 2pm for Equity male singers at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a contemporary musical theatre song or something from the American Songbook with a ‘20s swing flavor. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Dancers: Males, bring character shoes and tap shoes. Females, bring character heels and tap shoes. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

 

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

 

'STARS WITHIN REACH' – EXPIRES NOV. 12 - Stars Within Reach Productions is casting Stars Within Reach Productions' holiday, family musical At the Stroke of Midnight. An original musical in the style of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Synopsis: It will take a miracle to help William, an over-worked clock maker, discover the true meaning of the holiday season. The true spirit of the season shines brightly as he learns how to laugh and love again in this charming new musical. Rehearses Nov. 12-20 in NYC; tour dates run Nov. 21-Dec. 23, though performances are scattered, so actors will have time off in NYC. Pays: $400/wk. All hotel accommodations are pre-booked and paid for by the company while away from NYC. Seeking—“Bob Finch” (Lead): Male, 18-30, tenor. Should read young. The narrator of the piece; he is new in town, hired as an extra hand for the holiday season to make local deliveries. Lover of all things Christmas; perfect embodiment of the holiday spirit; he is found out to be an elf and offers a bit of holiday magic at the stroke of midnight; “Emily Thatcher” (Lead): Female, 18-40, mezzo-soprano. Runs the pie shop in town; busy preparing for the holidays, she stumbles upon an old music box that reminds her of an easier time. She is an eternal optimist, but is coming to realize that her best years may be behind her; she longs for true connection and for someone to share the magic of the season with her; “Martha Whimple” (Lead): Female, 18-30, alto/mezzo-soprano. Should read young. She assists Miss Thatcher at the pie shop; romantic and perhaps a bit naive; a bright, youthful spirit; shares an instant connection with Bob Finch, as he can sense how strong her Christmas spirit is; “William Hawthorne” (Lead): Male, 18-40, baritone. An over-worked clock maker; he has lost sight of the true meaning of Christmas years ago. The town curmudgeon; the holiday season means nothing to him but longer hours and added stress; Miss Thatcher is able to remind him of the true meaning of Christmas, as she sees underneath his tough exterior to the misunderstood and lonely man he's become. Seeking talent from New York NY. Auditions by appointment only. If you'd like to receive an audition appointment, submit current headshot/resume and brief cover letter via backstage.com or contact the casting company. Those given an appointment will be asked to sing a brief, 32-bar, traditional musical theater selection that best shows range and personality.

 

SINGING CHARACTER ACTORS For WINTER SEASON – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 13 - Once Upon A Time Inc. is seeking character actors with strong vocal skills for the winter season of Once Upon A Time Inc., a non-profit producer of musical theatre. Ingenue types are encouraged to audition. Rehearses in Queens immediately; performs at schools in NYC throughout the winter. Pays: $25/performance, plus ballet and tap classes for free. Seeking—Stepsister (Supporting): Female, 18+. Seeking talent from Richmond Hill, Queens NY. Auditions by appointment. Forward pictures and resume to markaubel@gmail.com.

 

EQUITY, 'The MYSTERY Of EDWIN DROOD' – NOV. 13 DEADLINE f/NOV. 29 & 30 - Riverside Theatre, Inc. is seeking Equity actor-singers for various roles in Riverside Theatre's production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Callbacks will be held Dec. 1. Rehearsals begin Dec. 27; runs Jan. 16-Feb. 4, 2018. Show rehearses and runs in Vero Beach, FL. Pays: $656/week min. Equity LORT D Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—“Mr. William Cartright:” Male, 18+, chairman of the Music Hall Royale; doubles as Mayor Thomas Sapsea: 50-65, witty, erudite, a master of ceremonies with sparkling panache and a dry as dust sense of humor. Carries most of the show’s dialogue and keeps it all moving apace; “John Jasper:” Male, 18+, also doubles as Mr. Clive Paget: sexy and volatile; devilishly attractive matinee idol looks with a twisted danger beneath his sleek facade, tenor. 30-45. Bright tenor quality; “Neville Landless:” Male, 18+, also doubles as Mr. Victor Grinstead; handsome, dark and swarthy but no lesser a comedian than anyone in the company; given to bravado over subtlety. 30s, bari-tenor; “Bazzard:” Male, 18+, also doubles as Mr. Phillip Bax and as Waiter. 35-45. A thin built character man, mid-range baritone, terribly humble, a bit of a ‘droopy dog’ type with superb but “quiet” comic timing. He has a solo number, but he need not have a voice of beauty; “Durdles:” Male, 18+, also doubles as Mr. Nick Cricker; excellent clown with vaudevillian skills, a liquor enthusiast. 35-55, a traditional busker type. Bari-tenor; “Flo:” Female, an energetic everywoman with great comic timing- she is wardrobe and props mistress and ersatz stage manager. 30s. Young Carol Burnett type. Vocal range can vary though a capable soprano for group numbers would be preferred; “Rosa Bud:” Female, doubles as Miss Deirdre Peregrine; 20s to early 30s, beautiful but also possessing of fine comic timing, gorgeous lyric soprano; “Edwin Drood:” also doubles as Miss Alice Nutting, late 20s to 40. Female actor playing a male character: Nutting is haughty and petulant, Drood is warm, earnest, and extremely likable. Clear, clarion vocal sound, belts to a D; “Helena Landless:” Female, also doubles as Miss Janet Conover, 30s. Conover is described as “unpredictable," Helena is fiery and bold with scenery chewing comic flair. Mid-range belt. Seeking talent from New York NY. Auditions in NYC on Nov. 29 & 30, by appointment only. Equity members must submit themselves directly in order to be considered via this posting (no agent or third-party submissions). Send photos and resumes with a cover letter stating which role you are interested in by Nov. 13. Submit to Wojcik/ Seay Casting
247 West 38th Street, 10th Floor, Attn: Drood – LORT New York NY 10018.

 

EQUITY, 'The SYCAMORE STREET KITE FLYING CLUB' – NOV. 13 - Sycamore Street Kite is The Sycamore Street Kite Flying Club, an AEA 29-Hour Staged Reading starring John Rubinstein. Roy Rogosin, music; Juliana Jones, book-lyrics; Reading runs Jan. 25, 2018 at 7pm at Clark Studio Theater, Lincoln Center, in NYC. AEA Archival Recording Agreement with standard compensation. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 5-75. Open Casting Call Nov 13 from 12noon-4:30pm at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Avenue, 4th Floor, Room 413, New York NY 10018). Please prepare 16 and 32 bars of a contemporary musical theater piece. Please bring a picture and resume, STAPLED TOGETHER. Follow the link to register for an audition time: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11tkbieXzfQXTIrPNjaOeQlWq5M_mh6CkxH8BjUlM_AI/viewform?edit_requested=true. Prepare 16 and 32 bars of a contemporary musical theater piece. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

 

'JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR' – NOV. 13 & 14 – RIVERSIDE - Performance Riverside is casting Jesus Christ Superstar, a rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber, about the final days of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Nonunion rehearsals Jan. 13-Feb. 1, 2018 (Mon.-Thurs., 6pm-10pm; Sat. 10am-6pm; off for MLK Day). Union rehearsals Jan. 22-Feb. 1 (Mon.-Thurs., 6pm-10pm; Sat. 10am-6pm). Tech Feb. 3 (10am-10pm) and Feb. 4. Dress rehearsals Feb. 6-8 (evening). Runs Feb. 9 (10am & 7pm), Feb. 10 (2pm & 7pm), Feb. 11 (2pm), Feb. 16 (7pm), Feb. 17 (2pm & 7pm), and Feb. 18 (2pm) in Riverside CA. Equity Guest Artist Tier II Contract. Non-Equity competitive stipend available for leads, supporting, and some ensemble roles. Must live within a 50-mile radius of the theater. Seeking—“Jesus Christ” (Lead): Male, 18+, sings A2-G5. Leader of the 12 apostles. Called "Son of God" and "King of the Jews." A conflicted mortal besieged by doubt; “Mary Magdalene” (Supporting): Female, 18+, mezzo-soprano. A female follower of Jesus who finds herself falling in love with him. She has made her living with her body; “Pilate” (Supporting): Male, 18+, bari-tenor. Governor of Judea who forces the events of Jesus' crucifixion; “Caiaphas” (Supporting): Male, 18+, bass who sings C-sharp2 to F4. Commanding antagonist who sees Jesus as a threat; “Annas” (Supporting): Male, 18+, countertenor. Follower of Caiaphas; “Peter” (Supporting): Male, 18+, baritone. One of the apostles. Denies Jesus three times; “Simon” (Supporting): Male, 18+, sings G3-G4. One of the apostles who urges Jesus to lead his followers into the battle against the Romans; “Herod” (Supporting): Male, 18+, sings C-sharp3 to G4. King Of Galilee. Decadent, flamboyant, hilarious, and savage; Apostles (9) (Supporting): Male, 18+, bold followers of Jesus. Variety of vocal qualities required. Should move well; not "dancers;" Chorus/Ensemble: Males & Females, 8+. Open Casting Calls Nov 13 from 4pm-9pm: Boys’ Choir (4'0"-4'5", all ethnicities); 5pm for RCC students; 6pm for open call vocals (all must attend); 7pm for open call dancers; 8pm for Equity at Performance Riverside/Riverside City College (4800 Magnolia Ave., Riverside CA 92506, Tech A, bldg. #27) and Nov 14 from 4pm-9pm for Boys’ Choir (4'0"-4'5", all ethnicities); 5pm for vocals; 6pm for dancers; 7pm callbacks at the same location (Landis Performing Arts Center, Bldg. #7). Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. No submission required. Arrive early to allow yourself time to park and find the building. Campus map: http://www.rcc.edu/about/parking/Pages/Campus-Map.aspx. Park in "Parking Structure" (Bldg. #36) on the corner of Magnolia & Terracina Dr. Prepare a brief vocal selection in a rock opera style song. You may perform a selection from "Jesus Christ Superstar." Accompanist provided.

 

ARTSPOWER TOURING MUSICALS – VARIOUS DATES - ArtsPower Inc. is casting the ArtsPower touring musicals. SYnopsis: ArtsPower National Touring Theatre, in its thirty first year as a touring theatre company, is casting the first four shows of its 2018 touring season including: Fourscore and Seven Years Ago – A Civil War Musical (Rehearsals begin Jan. 2, 2018; tours until Mar. 4), Otherwise Known As Sheila the Great (Musical; Judy Blume, based on the book by; Rehearsals begin Jan. 15; tours until Apr. 1), Harry the Dirty Dog (Musical. Gene Zion, based on the book by; Rehearsals begin Feb. 6; tours until May 6); and Nugget and Fang (Musical Premiere. Tammi Sauer, based on the book by; Rehearsals begin Dec. 29, 2017; tours until June 10, 2018). Pays $400 a week for actor/ASM; plus $55 a day provided when touring. (Note: All actors will be signed on as an assistant stage manager. As an ASM, all actors will have some light set-up and strike duties. Seeking—For Fourscore and Seven Years Ago – “Lemuel:” African-American male, 20s or early 30s, talks to the audience, open and friendly, works at a general store in Gettysburg, passionate about wanting to join the Union army. Lyric baritone; “Jacob:” Caucasian male, 20s, a young Confederate soldier, passionate about the Southern cause, naïve and unsure, hides his insecurities by being a braggart, comes to deal with his racial prejudice. Lyric baritone; “Mrs. McIleny:” female, late 20s or early 30s, a war widow, runs a general store in Gettysburg, friend and confidant of Lemuel’s, a Quaker, Jacob’s aunt, a pacifist, warm, intelligent, mix & legit; “Sgt. Hitchborne:” male, 20s or 30s, officer of the Northern Union army, a racist, strong, threatening, bigoted, corrupt, against African-American men serving in the Union army. Lyric baritone; for Otherwise Known as Sheila The Great – “Sheila:” 20s but can look younger; early teens; likable, comically fearful of things like dogs and swimming but covers it up with a fun false bravado; her obvious bad lies gets in the way of finding a friend, a good person underneath all the deceptions. legit/mix; “Mouse (a girl’s nickname):” a young girl, 20s but can look younger (early teens), a tomboy, a yo-yo champion, friendly, spirited, wants to be friends with Sheila but wishes Sheila would face her fears; also doubles briefly as Libby: Sheila’s older sister. legit/mix; Mr. Tubman/Marty: one actor doubles in both roles, male, 20s/30s, doubles as both Sheila’s young father and Sheila’s swimming coach, both are intelligent, likable, understanding, and encourage Sheila to face her fears; lyric baritone; “Mrs. Tubman:” 20s/30s, Sheila’s mother, warm, patient, and understanding of her daughter’s fears, mix; for Harry the Dirty Dog – “Harry:” female, 20s but can look younger (teens), a young, feisty dog, adventurous, dissatisfied with his home life, decides to run away, learns the importance of having a family; mix/belt; Mom: female, 20s/30s, the narrator of our story, warm, intelligent, understands Harry’s need for adventure, patience, waits for Harry to learn; also doubles in many smaller roles; mix/legit; Dad: male, 20s/30s, intelligent, fun-loving, understands Harry’s need for adventure, patiently waits for Harry to learn; also doubles in many smaller roles; lyric baritone; Little Girl: female, 20s but can look younger (early teens), warm, loves Harry very much, sad by Harry’s leaving home; also doubles in many smaller roles; mix/legit; for Nugget and Fang – “Fang:” male, 20s, a shark, since he is not threatening like other sharks, he is misunderstood; best friends with Nugget until their friendship is challenged. Fun, funny, upbeat character; lyric baritone; “Nugget:” female, 20’s, a minnow, smart, a leader, best friends with Fang until peer pressure ends their friendship; mix/legit; Narrator/Miss Mini: female, 20s/30s, doubles in two roles; as Narrator: talks to the audience, wishes to see Nugget and Fang back as friends; as Miss Mini: The head of an exclusive school which doesn’t allow sharks, a bit of a snob, a comic villain; mix/legit; “Lavinia:” female, 20s, a student at Miss Mini’s school, acts upper-class, a bit of a snob, a friend of Nugget; mix/legit. Open Casting Calls Nov 14 from 10am-3pm and Nov 15 from 10am-3pm for All Roles, Nov 28 from 10am-2pm or African American Males ONLY for the role of Lemuel in Fourscore and Seven Years Ago and Nov 29 from 10am-3pm for All Roles at Nola Studios (250 West 54th Street, btwn Broadway & 8th Ave., 11th Floor., New York NY 10019). Prepare a brief full song. Standard musical theatre preferred. No pop/rock. Bring sheet music in correct key. Accompanist will be provided. Sides from all the plays will be provided at the auditions. Bring two pictures and resumes for two directors. Casting for the remaining shows of the 2018 spring season will take place in late January. All ethnicities are encouraged to attend. For more information, visit www.artspower.org.

 

'SISTER ACT: The MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 15 - Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center is casting Sister Act; The Musical. Synopsis: Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet. Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken ("Newsies," "Beauty and the Beast," "Little Shop of Horrors"), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Rehearsals begin Nov. 19. Rehearsals will be mostly at the venue, Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center in Simi Valley. Some choreo rehearsals will be at Studio C Performing Arts in Westlake Village CA. Runs Jan. 13-Feb. 18, 2018 (Fri./Sat. 8pm; Sun. 2pm). No pay. Nonunion production. Seeking—“Deloris Van Cartier” (Lead): Female, mid-20s to mid-30s, African-American; must be able to move well. Vocal range: E3 to F-sharp5. A feisty, strong-willed, larger than life character. Curtis’ bit on the side. Brought up a Catholic and taught by nuns, she has rebelled against her upbringing. She has dreams of becoming the next big singing sensation, which Curtis keeps promising to make happen for her, but never will. She eventually finds what she has been seeking where she least expects it. When forced to hide in the convent, she initially refuses to embrace her new lifestyle but learns to embrace it when she works with the choir. Loud-mouthed, and sassy, but ultimately caring; Mother Superior (Supporting): Female, late 40s+. Vocal range: D3–E5. Haughty, well spoken, stickler for rules and routine with a tough exterior, but she is not so confident when alone with God. We see a softer side to her by the end of the show. She really doesn’t want Deloris in her convent; “Sister Mary Robert” (Supporting): Female, late teens to 20s. Vocal range: F-sharp3 to A5. A small, postulant nun. Very timid and quiet, until she eventually finds her "voice." She hasn’t chosen to be a nun; she is only there because she knows nothing else; “Sister Mary Lazarus” (Supporting): Female, mid-50s+. Vocal range: F3–B4. Choir mistress who gets moved aside. Bit of a grump. Nothing fazes her; she takes everything in her stride, even rapping; “Monsignor O’Hara” (Supporting): Male, 40s+. vocal range: E3–G4. A friendly, good-natured gentleman. Always bright and positive, even though his parish is almost non-existent and faces closure. He loves the change that Deloris brings to his church; “Curtis” (Supporting): Male, mid-30s to 50s, dependent on casting of Deloris. Vocal range: A2 to A-flat4. Confident, chilled out, gangster. He is always in control of the people around him, his actions and any situation he finds himself in. He is untouchable, or so he thinks; “Eddie” (Supporting): Male, same age as Deloris, must be able to move well. Vocal range: A-flat2 to B4. Police officer; totally uncool. Bit of a nerd, but there is a cool guy hidden inside him, waiting to get out. He is often downtrodden but takes everything in his stride and is a good cop; “TJ” (Supporting): Male, youngest of Curtis’ henchman and his nephew, which is the only reason he has the job. Vocal range: D-flat3 to E-flat5. He is naïve, daft, and childlike and easily manipulated. Finds humor in everything he can; “Joey” (Supporting): Male, 30s+. Curtis’ head henchman. Vocal range: B-flat2 to E-flat5. Does what he is told without question. Thinks he is a cool ladies’ man, but he really isn’t; “Pablo” (Supporting): Male, 18+, Curtis’ Hispanic henchman. Vocal range: C4-F5. He is quiet, moody and the toughest of the gangsters. Most of his dialogue is in Spanish. He is a slick smooth dude, but slow; “Michele” (Supporting): Female, 20-40, good mover. Nightclub backing singer. Vocal range: B-flat3 to F5. Good time girl, been around the block a few times. Lippy and always quick with a retort; “Tina” (Supporting): Female, 20-40, good movers. Nightclub backing singer. Vocal range: A-flat3 to F5; Good time girl, been around the block a few times. A little thick and naïve; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-70, ensemble to play: Nuns 1–11, Cop, Hooker, Bar Patron, Waitress, Pool Player, First Female Bar Patron, Drag Queen (similar size to Deloris), Cab Driver, Newscaster, Fantasy Dancers. Seeking talent from Los Angeles, Simi Valley CA. Prepare 16-32 bars or one verse of a standard or contemporary musical theater or gospel song, and bring an alternate selection in case the casting team needs to hear more. Bring sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided. Dance call and readings will take place at the invited callbacks Nov. 11. The callbacks are by invitation only. For callbacks, please wear or bring comfortable dance attire. This is a non-Equity production. There is no pay.

 

EQUITY, PCPA 2018 SUMMER SEASON – NOV. 15, 17 & DEC. 1 – NORTH HOLLYWOOD/EL CAJON/SAN FRANCISCO - PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre is casting Equity actor-singer-dancers for the 2018 Summer Season including: Hunchback of Notre Dame (Rehearsal begins Mar. 20; runs Apr.28-May 13; remount June 1-July 8), Vanya, Sonia, Masha, And Spike (Rehearsals begin June 5; runs June 30-July 22), Mamma Mia (Rehearsals begin June 5; runs July 24-Aug. 26), and Arcadia (Rehearsals begin July 17; runs Aug. 18-Sep. 9). Season runs in Santa Maria CA. Pays $748/wk. Equity URTA Agreement. Seeking—Equity Performers: Males & Females, 18+. For Hunchback of Notre Dame – “Quasimodo:” Male. 25 - 30, any ethnicity, powerful actor-singer. Deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame. He possesses a vivid imagination. Shy and uncertainty at first. Big-hearted, and brave when need be. Must be able to sing to a powerful B-flat; for Mamma Mia – “Sophie: Female. 21-25. A special young woman who is determined to find the romance and happiness she feels eluded her mother. Has an adventurous spirit even though she pursues a conventional marriage. Pop soprano & good dancer;Sky:” Male. mid to late 20s any ethnicity. Sophie’s fiancé. Athletic, attractive, Pop singer good dancer. Ensemble: Dynamic dancers of ALL ethnicities with vocal range and comedic chops. Equity Principal Auditions Nov 15 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1pm-2pm; sign-in begins 9am) at Madilyn Clark Studios (10852 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood CA 91601), AEA by appointment Nov 17 from 2pm-4pm at Grossmont College (8800 Grossmont College Dr, Building 26 Rm 220, El Cajon CA 92020) and AEA by appointment Dec 1 from 4pm-8pm at American Conservatory Theatre Studios (30 Grant Ave, Studio 9B, San Francisco CA 94108). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. If interested in Hunchback and/or Mamma Mia, prepare 32-ish bars of an appropriate song. If interested in Vanya, Sonia, Masha, and Spike and/or Arcadia, prepare a short appropriate monologue. Total package three minutes or less. PCPA has a year-round resident company. Single show contracts are available. Roles not listed have already been cast. For San Francisco and El Cajon auditions, AEA members should email audition@pcpa.org for an appointment. For more info, visit www.pcpa.org.

 

EQUITY, 'LES MISERABLES' – NOV. 17 – NORTH HOLLYWOOD - LMS Touring Company, LLC is casting Equity performers for Les Miserables, for future replacements. Claude-Michel Schonberg, music; Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, book; Alain Boublil and Herbert Kretzmer, lyrics; Currently running national tour. Pays $992/wk. Equity Short Engagement Touring SETA Cat. 1 Agreement. Seeking—“Jean Valjean:” Male, 35-49, sings to B, high lyric baritone or tenor with strong low notes; a poor peasant who rises to affluence, he has great natural nobility and dignity; a powerful figure, ideally a large man with a character of operatic size and passion; the voice needs to have a pop/rock sound or a classical sound of extraordinary textual clarity; “Javert:” Male, 18+, baritone, sings to G; policeman who relentlessly hunts Valjean; ideally a large man; the ultimate “law and order” figure; obsessed, to the point of irrationality, with a rigid and merciless moral code; he too is a character of operatic size and passion; both belt voice and classical can suit this role but must have a darker quality than Jean Valjean; “Thenardier:” Male, 35-49, strong comic character role; a crooked innkeeper, later a petty, amoral thief; greedy, irreverent, selfish, boorish, vulgar; baritone, sings to F sharp; “Marius:” Male, 20-29, high baritone (sings to A) with a strong bottom (to A); a member of the revolutionary student movement; attractive and romantic but in a sensitive, 19th century “Byronic” way; “Enjolras:” Male, 20-35, high baritone (to G sharp/A) very strong singer; charismatic political figure; leader of the revolutionary movement; “Fantine:” Female, 25-29, belt up to C, sings to E-flat; poor factory girl, struggling to support her fatherless daughter; later is a pauper, a prostitute, a consumptive and a ghost; earthy and poignant; although is finally defeated by circumstances she should appear to be strong and a survivor; she puts up a valiant fight against the horrors of her life; “Cosette:” Female, 18-25, the younger the better; Fantine’s daughter (first seen as and played by a child) delicate, elegant, vulnerable and beautiful; falls in love with and later marries Marius; soprano to high C, but a light, young “floating” sound, without heavy vibrato; “Eponine:” Female, 18+, an enormous and beautiful belt voice, to C in belt, sings to E-flat; daughter of the Thenardiers but in no way behaves like them; fired by an unrequited love for Marius; small, gamine, waif-like; hasn’t learned to disguise her emotions; wears her heart on her sleeve; “Madame Thenardier:” Female, 30-45, tough, sharp, coarse, boorish, vulgar; strong character comedienne role; belter; Ensemble/Swings: Males & Females, 18+, male and female singers of all types; all men sing to G and most will cover Principals; all ladies belt up to C and most will cover Principals. Equity Principal Audition Nov 17 from 10am-6pm (sign-in begins 9am; lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Actors' Equity Association LA Audition Center (5636 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood CA 91601). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare 32 bars of a traditional or classical musical theatre song. AEA Members can sign up through the member portal beginning Nov. 10 at 12noon.

 

'The ROBBER BRIDEGROOM' – NOV. 18 - Old Library Theatre is casting The Robber Bridegroom, the musical. Synopsis: Set in eighteenth-century Mississippi, The Robber Bridegroom is a darkly comic Southern fairy tale about a charming gentleman bandit, the rich plantation owner’s daughter he loves, the wicked stepmother who wants her dead, and an evil thief who carries his brother’s head around in a trunk. We are looking to cast about 15-20 energetic, hardworking and creative people. We are looking for actors who make bold and big choices, both physically and vocally. We will be looking for singers who can move and who exude confidence and fearlessness. Rehearses Mondays through Saturdays in January and February 2018 in Fair Lawn NJ. Performances Feb. 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 2018, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm. Seeking—“Jamie Lockhart” (Lead): Male, 18-39, a "gent and a robber all in one," Jamie Lockhart/the Bandit of the Wood is the show's main character; his true identity, Jamie, is an honest, law-abiding man who ends up engaged to Clement Musgrove's daughter Rosamund (though she is in disguise); while his alter-ego, the Bandit, is a swindling robber who comes across the undisguised Rosamund in the wood and becomes her lover; “Rosamund” (Lead): Female, 18-32, Clement Musgrove's beautiful, naive, doted-upon daughter by his first wife; she meets the Bandit of the Wood and falls in love with him; she disguises herself and makes herself undesirably dim-witted when Jamie Lockhart comes to visit, unaware that he and the Bandit are the same person (and he is unaware Rosamund is the girl he met in the wood); “Salome” (Supporting): Female, 25-50, Clement's second wife; older and ugly, she calls herself the "prickly pear" to the "lily bud" that was Rosamund's late mother, who was just as beautiful as Rosamund; however, she is quite a bit more intelligent than her husband and stepdaughter; detesting Rosamund, she puts her intelligence to use and spends the duration of the show thinking up schemes to kill Rosamund, enlisting the help of the "village idiot," Goat; “Clement Musgrove” (Supporting): Male, 40-80, Rosamund's father, Clement is the richest planter on the Natchez Trace; Clement still harbors longings for his first wife (often he compares his daughter to his first wife, though it always accidentally is in a sexual manner), and this makes Salome, his second wife, incredibly jealous; Clement vows to marry Rosamund off to Jamie, who he doesn't realize is the Bandit of the Wood; “Little Harp” (Supporting): Male, 18-60, the most gruesome bandit in the history of the Trace, Little Harp is a horny, dirty man; he is violent and seems to only fear the Bandit of the Wood. He spends the show looking for money to steal and women to rape--particularly helpless girls who are tied up--but through this, he becomes intricately involved in the show's mayhem. He is the brute half of the Harp brothers duo; however, he does prove to have some of his brother's intelligence, as he comes up with several ingenious schemes (though they all fail in the end and cause his death); “Goat” (Supporting): Male, 18-35, the dumb boy with a brain the size of a scuppernong seed, Goat is enlisted by Salome to carry out her plans to kill Rosamund in exchange for a suckling pig, though Goat's many attempts to do as she asks go awry; in the end, he strikes a better deal with Little Harp; his sister is Airie; “Big Harp” (Supporting): Male, 20-40, A "cut off head in a trunk," Big Harp was Little Harp's elder brother and the brain half of the duo. He was put to death for thieving, but his brother rescued his severed head and carries it around in a trunk; however, Little Harp makes a deal with Goat and exchanges his brother's head for "Rosamund" (who in reality is Airie, Goat's sister); “Raven” (Supporting): Male or Female, 18+, the Harp brothers' talking raven; accompanying the brothers initially in the show, Raven is stolen by Jamie and appears throughout the show advising the characters to "turn back, my bonny." Little Harp eventually kills Raven; “Airie” (Supporting): Female, 18-30, Goat's sister; just as dumb as her brother, Airie has no lines, but plays a pivotal part when Goat decides to trick Little Harp and put Airie in a sack and claim it's Rosamund; Airie escapes while Jamie/the Bandit knocks Little Harp out; Mother (Supporting): Female, 40-60, only moderately more intelligent than her children, Goat's mother all but forces Goat to make a deal with Salome. PLEASE NOTE THERE IS ONLY 1 AUDITION DATE. Nov. 18 from 11am-3pm. Callbacks, by invitation only, Nov. 19. Preregistration is encouraged, but not required. http://ezregister.com/events/22562 Please prepare either two contrasting vocal selections (32 bars from a musical or classic bluegrass), OR a short character driven and physicality based monologue (60-90 seconds) and ONE 32 bar selection of music. Musical selections should be in the in the style of Robber Bridegroom or from a rock musical (Hair, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Bright Star to name a few). Be prepared to move at callbacks and prepare your best Mississippi accent.

 

KIDS/TEENS, INDUSTRY SHOWCASE NIGHT – NOV. 18 & 19 - The Random Farms Kids' Theater and Broadway Workshop is seeking kids ages 5-18 to audition for The Random Farms Kids' Theater, Inc. and Broadway Workshop's annual Industry Showcase Night, an opportunity for kids and teens to perform in front of NYC's top agents, managers, and casting directors. Industry professionals are looking for raw talent. What you do is less important than showing your personality. There is no cost to audition or participate in this event. Rehearses Nov. 29 (4pm-8:30pm) at Random Farms Kids' Theater, 77 Executive Blvd., Elmsford NY; performs Dec. 4 (final rehearsal 4pm-6pm; performance 7:15pm-8:15pm) at 777 Theatre, 777 8th Ave., NYC. Free event. Seeking—Young Actors: Males & Females, 5-18, for an industry showcase. Audition to perform live on stage for agents, casting directors, and managers. Open Casting Calls Nov 18 from 10am-3pm at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., 16th fl., New York NY 10018) and Nov 19 from 10am-4pm at Random Farms Kids' Theater (77 Executive Blvd., Elmsford NY 10523). Seeking talent from Rockland County, Westchester County, Fairfield County CT; Orange County NY; Bergen County NJ; Dutchess County NY. Prepare one minute of material: a song, monologue, or combination of both. You may also just tell a joke, make up a commercial, or tell a story. To sign up for an audition, or for more info, visit www.randomfarms.com or www.broadwayworkshop.com.

 

'RAGTIME' – NOV. 20 - Candlelight Pavilion is casting Ragtime. Synopsis: Written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Once on This Island, Seussical and Lucky Stiff), noted playwright Terrence McNally, and based on E.L. Doctorow's distinguished novel, Ragtime is the winner of the 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, and both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score. Rehearses Dec. 18, 19, 30, and Jan. 2-18, 2018; runs Jan. 19-Feb. 24 (Fridays-Sundays with an added performance Thursday, Feb. 22) at the Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont CA. Pays a rehearsal stipend and a per performance rate. Note: We are a non-union theater that occasionally uses AEA contracts. Seeking—Leading Roles/Ensemble: 18-55, the roles of Tateh, Father, Grandfather, Sarah, Willie Conklin have been cast. Seeking talent from Claremont CA. We are only excepting submissions for Ragtime. Email Jackie@candlelightpavilion.com Send picture and resume and if you have video footage you may send that as well. Auditions Nov. 20. If we need to see you, you will be contacted, given sides and an audition time. We are a non-union theater that occasionally uses AEA contracts.

 

KIDS, 'SCHOOL Of ROCK: The MUSICAL' – NOV. 20 & 22 – LONDON - New London Theatre is casting Andrew Lloyd Weber's, School of Rock The Musical. Project description: "Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school." Contracts run January-August 2018 for training, rehearsals, and performances, in London, UK. Professional pay. Seeking—Kids (Supporting): Males & Females, 8-12, looking for brilliantly talented children who can play rock instruments, sing and act, under 5 ft/152 cm, with unbroken voices and children who either play the guitar, bass, piano and/or drums to a high standard and who, with training, will flourish in their discipline, note that not all children are required to play instruments. Auditions by appointment Nov 20 & 22 in London, England. To apply, submit the online form at tinyurl.com/SchoolofRockUK.

 

'REVOLUTIONARY GENTLEMAN: The ROCK OPERA' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 21 - Infinity Stage, Sound & Film is casting Revolutionary Gentleman: The Rock Opera, a tongue-in-cheek, behind-the-scenes look at the American Revolution as seen through the eyes of Benedict Arnold. Recording of professional CD soundtrack followed by a series of stage concerts. Rehearsal dates are flexible but will be in Fairfax and Prince William Counties VA in spring and summer of 2018. Studio recordings also very flexible, in summer at Cue Studios, Falls Church VA. Performances will be TBA, mostly weekend nights in the fall of 2018. Actors split 30% of gate. Seeking—“Peggy Arnold” (Lead): Female, 18-30, Benedict Arnold's young, beautiful second wife, who is having an affair with the head of British Intelligence, John Andre. Femme fatale. Second soprano; “Emily” (supporting): Female, 18-37, Ben's English nurse, also serves as the sometimes tongue-in-cheek narrator; alto; “Muse” (Chorus/Ensemble): 18-39, one of three ethereal muses who serve as commentators on the action and backup singing, a la "Little Shop of Horrors;" Everyman (Supporting): 25-40, plays a variety of roles, including judge, vicar, soldier, townsperson, party-goer, announcer; “George Washington” (Supporting): Male, 40-55, the commander-in-chief of the Continental Armed forces. Seeking talent from Washington DC. Send headshot, resume, singing videos, and rough availability for summer and fall of 2018 via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'JOAN' And 'ETUDE' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 21 - Woodstock Opera House is casting the musicals Joan and Etude. Joan runs March 2018, in St. Charles IL. Etude runs October 2018. Rehearsals in the northwest Chicago suburbs. Some pay. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): 18+. Seeking talent from St. Charles IL. Apply via backstage.com or contact the opera house.

 

'ON YOUR FEET!,' SCENES – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 22 - Manhattan Madhatters is casting a creative scene adaption from the musical, the inspiring true story about heart, heritage and two people who believed in their talent—and each other—to become an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Casting Gloria and Emilio in this theater/film hybrid production. Director states: "We will be shooting certain scenes of Emilio and Gloria. It will feature iconic songs and will be a collaborated project amongst many different types of filmmakers, theater enthusiasts and music-makers. A great chance to be part of a network of artists. Great project for reel footage." Rehearsals begin in December 2017; talent should be available for at least two hours for each scene. Day and time is based on everyone's availability. Shoot date TBD in December/January in NYC/Brooklyn. Each scene should take about four to five hours, depending on quality of rehearsal. Pays: $40 for each rehearsal; $40 for every two hours of shoot. Food and transportation provided. Seeking—“Gloria” (Lead): Female, 20-30, a Cuban-American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She started off her career as the lead singer in the group called "Miami Latin Boys" which was eventually known as Miami Sound Machine. She is down-to-earth and capable of managing practical affairs, working and taking care of the business of day-to-day living very well. Gloria Estefan has a strong urge to be useful and productive. For Estefan, the bottom line is practicality: Does it work? Is it functional? What practical purpose does it serve? Theories and speculations mean little to Gloria Estefan unless there is some concrete purpose, some way to use them in the real world. She is methodical and enjoys, even thrives on, a steady routine. Her first response to anything novel or experimental is caution, resistance, or skepticism. Fundamentally conservative, Gloria Estefan usually makes the best of the status quo rather than venturing into the unknown or making changes that could jeopardize her security in any way. Must be a great singer; “Emilio Estefan” (Lead): Male, 20-35, a Cuban-American musician and producer. Estefan first came to prominence as a member of the Miami Sound Machine. He is the husband of singer Gloria Estefan. He is a man who arrived in the United States from Cuba as a teenager during the '60s; he lived and faced the cultural and racial differences that have been a part of the Latino integration in the United States. Emilio has a sense of humor, humbleness, charisma, and alchemist qualities. In order to blend two different cultures, they have to be respected and treated as complete and whole. That has been a very important ingredient to Emilio’s success. Must be a great singer. Seeking talent from Brooklyn, New York NY. In your cover letter, state if you are able to send video auditions. Casting personnel will be going through video submissions before on-site auditions. Casting will reach out to you with details for video submissions. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'The HUNCHBACK Of NOTRE DAME' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 22 - Plaza Theatre Company is casting The Hunchback Of Notre Dame. Synopsis: Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel. The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be "Out There," observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though, the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies, and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all. Rehearsals begin Nov. 29; runs Feb. 2-Mar. 10, 2018 in TX. Seeking—“Claude Frollo” (Lead): Male, 38-55, Archdeacon of Notre Dame Cathedral and the most powerful cleric in Paris, he is the reluctant caretaker of Quasimodo; he will do whatever it takes to rid the city of the gypsy “vermin,” even as he lusts after Esmeralda; calculating, manipulative, and obsessive; vocal range: E2 to B-flat4; “Quasimodo” (Lead): Male, 20-30, the deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame and Claude Frollo’s charge; lonely and staunchly obedient to Frollo, he possesses a vivid imagination that brings to life the bells and gargoyles of the cathedral; despite his shyness and uncertainty, he quickly befriends Esmeralda; big-hearted, and brave when need be; vocal range: B-flat2 to C5; must have at least a strong B-flat but C preferred; “Esmerelda” (Lead): Female, 18-35, a beautiful and free-spirited gypsy who possesses the strong sense of justice and morality that Frollo lacks; compassionate, she frees Quasimodo from the frenzied mob at the Feast of Fools and, against her better judgment, falls for the cocky Phoebus; vocal range: E3-D5; “Captain Phoebus de Martin” (Lead): Male, 23-35, returning to Paris after serving in the war, Phoebus takes up his new position as Captain of the Cathedral Guard; overconfident yet charming, this handsome, strong soldier makes the ladies swoon, yet his moral compass is also strong, and he openly defies the corrupted Frollo; vocal range: A2 to A-flat4; “Clopin Trouillefou” (Lead): Male, 25-40, the clever and charismatic King of the Gypsies; an air of mystery surrounds Clopin, who often leaves the scene in a puff of smoke; as the master of ceremonies for the Feast of Fools, he is witty and playful, but he boasts a darker, serious nature when not performing for the crowd; vocal range: D3 to F-sharp5; “Florika” (Supporting): Female, 18-30, a gypsy and Quasimodo’s mother; vocal range: E4 to F-sharp5; “Jehan Frollo” (Supporting): Male, 25-35, Claude’s reckless younger brother; with the gypsy Florika, he fathers Quasimodo, who he leaves in his brother’s care; wild, passionate, and strong-willed; vocal range top: F3 to E-flat5; “Father Dupin” (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 40-65, a priest of Notre Dame and Claude and Jehan’s guardian; vocal range: C3-A3; Tribunal (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 20-55, a judicial officer; vocal range top: G2-E4; “Saint Aphrodisius” (Chorus/Ensemble): 25-55, a stained-glass image that comes to life; vocal range: B3-E4; Congregation (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, gypsies, gargoyles, soldiers, and citizens of Paris including King Louis XL, Official, Madame, Frederic Charles (friend to Phoebus) and others; all must be fantastic singers and able to hold difficult harmonies. Seeking talent from Cleburne, Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington TX. All auditioners should prepare two songs at 32 bars. At least one of these songs should show off your legit voice. Don't overthink the song choice, just sing something that shows your voice at its best. No a cappella singing. Accompanist will be provided and use of the piano is preferred. Audio playback is acceptable (CD or off your phone, but have the track ready to go on your phone). The directors will spend around five minutes with each individual performer at this initial audition. Rehearsals will usually take place Monday thru Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. We will have a sporadic rehearsal schedule in December as we navigate the holidays. The production will play on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Saturday afternoons opening on Feb. 2 and playing thru Mar. 10. No Sunday rehearsals or performances. To apply, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre company.

 

'GYPSY' – NOV. 22 DEADLINE f/DEC. 5 & 6 - Riverside Theatre Inc. is seeking Equity actor-singers for various roles in Riverside Theatre's production of Gypsy. Note: The role of Rose has already been cast. Callbacks Dec. 8; rehearsals begin Feb. 13, 2018; runs March 6-28. Rehearses and runs in Vero Beach FL. Pays: $887/week. Equity LORT B Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—“Louise:” Female, 20-30, Awkward as a child and always observant, hides her femininity under the guise of a tomboy. When she finally shines, her unabashedly extrovert self takes over. Mezzo soprano/belt; “Herbie:” Male, 45-60, An agent for Rose’s children and a possible husband number 4, has a heart of gold but also has the power to defend the people he loves with strength; baritone, strong actor; “Dainty June:” Female, 20-30, Baby June as a young teenager, the older she gets, the less she enjoys being treated like a child, must dance very well, tap, and be a strong performer with a strong belt, mezzo. Ability to do the splits and twirl a baton a big plus; “Tulsa:” Male, 20-30, Boy-next-door type, charming, handsome and endearing, strives to break and be a star, strong vocals and dance, must tap; tenor; Tessie Tura/Mrs. Crachitt: Female, 30-55, An experienced and wisened Burlesque performer. Specialty - Ballet stripper. Ballet skills optional. Mezzo. The gate-keeper of the Grantziger’s Palace and a battle-axe, not unlike Rose; “Mazeppa:” Female, 30-55, An experienced and wisened Burlesque performer. Specialty - Trumpet stripper. Trumpet skills optional. Alto; “Baby June:” Female, 8-12, Rose’s daughter who is constantly being groomed to be the next Broadway star, cute, blonde, high energy performer with a fantastic belt, who dances well, has gymnastic skills; baton twirling a plus. Seeking talent from New York NY. Auditions in NYC on Dec. 5 & 6, by appointment only. Equity members must submit themselves directly in order to be considered via this posting (no agent or third-party submissions). For consideration, mail photos and resumes with a cover letter stating which role you are Interested in by Nov. 22. Submit to: Wojcik/ Seay Casting 247 West 38th Street, 10th Floor Attn: Gypsy- LORT New York, NY 10018.

'DaVINCI ACADEMY,' The MUSICAL – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 24 - Travelers Road Music Co., Inc. is casting DaVinci Academy, a musical focused on an elite charter high school, where the students are under pressure to excel, and get into the best colleges in the country. But they are also dealing with a trauma that has affected the whole school. Rehearsals will be in Manhattan; other dates TBD after show is cast. Seeking—“Josh” (Lead): Male, 18-22, an All-American student-athlete; tall, good-looking, but also kind and generous; he is philosophical in nature. All the boys want to be like him and many of the girls want to be his girlfriend. Vocal range: tenor; “Ruby” (Lead): Female, 18-22, a bubbly cheerleader, but she is down-to-earth, grounded; she has an optimistic attitude toward school and life; she struggles with her classes, but doesn't let the pressure get to her; she loves Josh, but unfortunately he does not reciprocate the feelings; “Damon” (Supporting): Male, 18-22, a rebel; he is the smartest kid in school, but he's more focused on trying to get the other students to see that chasing the "college dream" might not be best for them; he detests authority, but deep down he is a caring and loving kid; MIA (Supporting): Female, 16-22, a positive force in the school; upbeat and looking on the bright side of life; she's "new in town" but she doesn't act like a typical new kid; she's accepted that her parents moved and is adapting to school; “Kyra” (Supporting): Female, 15-21, an artist; she's a painter; she also struggles with being an only child raised by a single mother; she expresses herself in the way she dresses--has tattoos and piercings; a sensitive soul. Seeking talent from New York NY. Music is jazz-pop fusion. Must have a strong voice. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

BRIGHT STAR TOURING THEATRE – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 24 - Bright Star Touring Theatre is casting shows touring to schools, theaters, libraries, and more around America for Bright Star Touring Theatre. Casting director states: "We have several 45-minute plays that tour the country, performing in a variety of venues. We are currently casting actors for our Black History season." Tours rehearse in Asheville, NC. Rehearsal week is one week, and will start on Dec. 29 or Jan. 6. Various tours run the beginning of Jan.-end of March. Travel to Asheville is not provided. Rehearsal week is unpaid but lodging and vehicle are provided. Actors make $400/performance wk. All lodging and transportation provided while on tour. Company books all hotels, pays for all gas, tolls, van maintenance etc. Seeking—Various Roles including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Harriet Tubman, Jackie Robinson (Lead): Males & Females, 21-35, while some tours include anti-bullying and literary classics, the main focus is on the black history performances that travel with these tours; some shows include music and singing; all actors should be strong character actors comfortable performing in any space; flexible, good work ethic a must; clean criminal and driving record also a must. Seeking talent from Atlanta GA; Raleigh NC; New York NY; Chicago IL; Baltimore MD; Washington DC; Nashville TN. Submit a headshot, resume, and link to a video clip of your work if you have it via backstage.com. Auditions via Skype. You must have a one-minute monologue prepared; the content does not matter. There will also be a quick improv character game. Acting or Musical Theater degrees preferred. Applicants must have a valid license with a clean driving record and background check, be comfortable sharing a hotel room with a member of the opposite sex, and have a good attitude.

'GUYS & DOLLS' – NOV. 26 & 29 - ALAMEDA - Altarena Playhouse is casting Guys & Dolls, the musical. Project description: "A musical romantic comedy involving the unlikeliest of Manhattan pairings: a high-rolling gambler and a puritanical missionary, a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow and a crap game manager who is anything but. Set in the Manhattan of Damon Runyon’s short stories, Guys and Dolls tells of con-man Nathan Detroit’s efforts to find new life for his illegal, but notorious, crap game." Performances to be held Mar. 30-May 6, in Alameda CA. Small stipend. Seeking—“Sky Masterson” (Lead): Male, 25-50, baritone; “Sarah Brown” (Lead): Female, 20-45, mezzo-soprano; “Nathan Detroit” (Lead): Male, 25-50, baritone; “Adelaide” (Lead): Female, 20-40, alto; “Nicely-Nicely Johnson” (Lead): Male, 25-50, tenor; “Benny Southstreet” (Lead): Male, 20-45, baritone. Auditions by appointment Nov 26 & 29 at Altarena Playhouse (1409 High St., Alameda CA). To sign up, visit www.tinyurl.com/y86pxlbx.

'BRIGHT Is The RING Of WORDS' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 27 - ZHFOMusic is casting Bright Is The Ring Of Words, a new musical debuting in the New York Theater Festival Winterfest in late January. Bright Is The Ring Of Words follows the story of Jack Austin, a narcissistic yet self-loathing musical genius who struggles to make emotional connection with anything other than his art. Rehearsals will begin in late Nov/early Dec at shelter studios in NYC. The productions runs Jan. 30, Feb. 3 & 4 at the Hudson Guild Theater in NYC. Seeing—“Steph Masters” (Lead): Female, 21-30, Jack’s girlfriend. A remarkably beautiful girl. She loves Jack but can’t deal with him making her feel inferior to him. Beautiful and pleasant voice with the ability to extend easily to the upper register, G3 to G-flat5. Think Kathy from "Last Five Years" mixed with Belle; "Hope Morales" (Lead): Female, 21-30, a small, peppy, fiery girl. Incredible presence and confidence. A superstar. Very quick wit. Should be believable as Jack’s equal physically and mentally. G3-F5. Think Mimi from "Rent" crossed wth Vanessa from "In the Heights;" Mom (Supporting): Female, 24-35, Jack's Mother. A very skilled singer with a wide ranged soulful/pop voice. Very sassy and ironically soulful and comedic. A3-A6; Dad (Supporting): Male, 25-40, Jack's father. The foil to Jack's Mother. He is more serious and cut and dry but still very loving. An excellent singer adept at singing in harmony. D3-B5; “Catherine” (Supporting): Female, 21-30, A cosmetically beautiful Prima Dona. Powerful and lyrical legit soprano voice. Is driven by lust. Must sing operatically. Think Musetta from La Bohème"; “Jane” (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18-25, A freshman that is in awe of everything around her. Should be younger and sprightly. Legit Mezzo voice; “Dan” (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 21-30, A typical self-absorbed Tenor. Strong legit singer; “Vincent” (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 21-30, Jack’s accompanist. Secretly loves Jack. Comedic character. Major plus if the actor can actually play piano on a high level; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, The Ensemble is used throughout the show and is so important to the integrity of the work. Any choral or musical training is a plus. We need as many skilled singers for all 4 voice parts as we can get. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'FOURSCORE: A CIVIL WAR MUSICAL,' TOUR – NOV. 28 - ArtsPower is casting Fourscore and Seven Years Ago, A Civil War Musical. Rehearsals begin Jan. 2, 2018; tours through Mar. 4, nationally. Pays $400 a week for actor/ASM, plus $55 a day provided when touring. (Note: All actors will be signed on as an assistant stage manager. As an ASM, all actors will have some light set-up and strike duties. Seeking—“Lemuel” (Lead): Male, 18-35, talks to the audience, open and friendly; works at a general store in Gettysburg, befriends a young Confederate soldier; passionate about wanting to join the Union army; lyric baritone. Open Casting Call Nov 28 from 10am-2pm at Nola Studios (250 West 54th Street, btwn Broadway & 8th Ave., 11th Floor, New York NY). Open Call for role of Lemuel ArtsPower will also be looking to cast this part out of the auditions for the full ArtsPower season. Additional audition dates for all parts in “Fourscore…” are November 14, 15, and 29. See “ArtsPower Touring Musicals” audition. Prepare a brief full song. Standard musical theatre preferred. No pop/rock. Bring sheet music in correct key. Accompanist will be provided. Sides from all the plays will be provided at the auditions. Bring two pictures and resumes for two directors. For more information, visit www.artspower.org.

'LEGALLY BLONDE' – NOV. 28 & 29 – RAHWAY - Dream Theater Productions is casting a upcoming production of Legally Blonde, the musical. Rehearsals begin Dec. 4 and run Mon.-Thurs. (7pm-10:30pm) and Sat. (10am-6pm). Performs Jan. 26-28, 2018 at The Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway NJ (two blocks from the NJ Transit station, 35 minutes from midtown). Seeking—“Elle Woods” (Lead): Female, 18-25, the quintessential Valley Girl who follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School and realizes that she has more to offer than just a pretty face and a bubbly personality; “Warner Huntington III” (Supporting): Male, 18-25, a good-looking but shallow and pompous guy who breaks Elle's heart and heads off to Harvard Law; “Vivienne Kensington” (Supporting): Female, 20-25, a smart, savvy, and uptight law student and Warner's fiancé, who initially dismisses Elle, but grows to be her friend; “Brooke Wyndam” (Supporting): Female, 25-35, an exercise video mogul who is also a former sorority girl; she is energetic and charismatic, yet currently on trial for murder. Open Casting Calls Nov 28 from 7pm-9pm and Nov 29 from 7pm-9pm at Hamilton Stage (360 Hamilton Street, Rahway NJ 07065).

EQUITY, CHARLIE And The CHOCOLATE FACTORY' – NOV. 28, 29 & DEC. 7 - Caleb Theatre Productions, Inc. is casting Equity actor-singers for Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, for various roles in the upcoming Production Tour. Marc Shaiman, music-lyrics; Scott Wittman, lyrics; David Greig, book; Rehearsals begin July 30, 2018; runs begins September 2018 in NYC. Pays $1974/wk. Equity Production (League) Agreement. Seeking—“Willie Wonka:” Male, 40-49, the sly, charming, eternally youthful star of the show; lithe, eccentric, and remarkably physical; must have the ability to be filled with boundless energy and be physically light on his feet; has a larger than life persona that can go from charming and comical, to magically mysterious and dark; baritone/tenor voice; principal; “Charlie Bucket:” Male, boy, about age 10; any ethnicity; sweet, smart, hopeful and loving; a boy with wonderful innocence and vulnerability; honest actor and an excellent singer with a naturally innocent, unchanged voice; principal; “Grandpa Joe:” Male, 60-69, impish, remarkably physical (dance skills a plus), he is Charlie’s imaginative, fun, kind and loving grandfather; after many years being confined to a bed, his childish energy returns when Charlie finds the Golden Ticket; principal; “Mrs. Bucket:” Female, 30-39, Charlie’s warm and kind-hearted mother; a worrier; generous and loving; great dancer; a distinctive pop/folk voice; principal; “Augustus Gloop:” Male, 18+, short, youthful adult male 18+ to play a 9-12 year old boy; any ethnicity; round and full-faced, but rampantly over-active despite his size; speaks with a German accent; excellent singer and comic actor; principal; “Mrs. Gloop:” Female, 30-49, Augustus’s German, moronic, Wagnerian mother; a huge presence with a huge voice; mirthlessly smiles as though it were affixed to the front of her face; fantastic singer and comedienne; mezzo; principal; “Veruca Salt:” short, youthful adult female 18+ to play a 9-12 year old girl; vicious and beautiful; must be an excellent dancer (pointe) and/or gymnast, able to dance not only classical ballet, but also tear herself to shreds; spends the entire show in pointe shoes; comic actress with a character singing/screaming voice; principal; “Mr. Salt:” Male, 30-49, Veruca’s tall, hilarious, eccentric, distracted, Russian father; finds it impossible to say no, giving in to every ridiculous demand his daughter makes; excellent comic actor with a baritone singing voice; principal; “Violet Beauregard:” short, youthful adult female 18+ to play a 9-12 year old girl; African-American; while she’s physically tiny, she has a huge pop/R&B voice and great hip-hop dance skills; confident, forward, and full of attitude; great singer; principal; “Mr. Beauregard:” Male, 30-49, Violet’s ineffectual father; ignores his back-talking, insult-hurling daughter; great dancer with a soul/pop/R&B voice; beat-boxing skills a plus; principal; “Mike Teavee:” short, youthful adult male 18+ to play a 9-12 year old boy; any ethnicity; a fireplug with a ridiculous amount of energy; square, powerful, tiny, and terrifying; a voice that cuts through steel; great tenor singer; principal; “Mrs. Teavee:” Female, 30-49, she needs amphetamines to get through the day and deal with her outrageous son; tense, extreme, and hilarious; great singer; principal. Equity Principal Auditions Nov 28 from 10am-6pm, Nov 29 from 10am-6pm and Dec 7 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm each day) at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th Fl., New York NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition An Equity Monitor will be provided. Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions. Prepare a short contemporary musical theatre song. Bring picture and resume.

EQUITY, 'DEAR EVAN HANSEN' – NOV. 28, 30 & DEC. 1 - 101 Productions, Ltd./Stacey Mindich Productions is casting Equity actor-singers for the tour of Dear Evan Hansen. Steven Levenson, book; Justin Paul and Benj Pasek, music-lyrics; Rehearsals begin August 2018; tour opens October 2018 in Denver, CO. Pays $1974/wk. Equity Production (League) Agreement. Seeking—“Zoe Murphy:” Female, 17, a sensitive, sophisticated high school junior; cool without realizing it, Zoe could care less about the status games and popularity rites of high school; funny and bright, she has grown up in the long shadow cast by her volatile older brother, Connor, tyrannized along with the rest of her family by his out-of-control behavior; few rooms are as familiar to her as the inside of a family therapist’s office; Zoe compensates for her brother’s darkness by striving to be warm, nice to everyone, the kind of person who goes out of her way to learn the names of the kids who sit by themselves at lunch; she feels a terrible ambivalence over her brother’s death, finding it difficult to forgive him for all he did, and at the same time forgive that part of herself that feels nothing but relief in the fact that he’s gone; “Alana Beck:” Female, 17, often prone to melodrama, high school senior Alana has few friends but lacks the self-awareness to understand why; beneath her extroverted demeanor, Alana is in fact haunted by a terrible and abiding loneliness; tired of always being an outsider, Alana seizes the death of a classmate as an opportunity finally to find a sense of belonging; “Evan Hansen:” Male, 17, smart, sincere, and cripplingly self-conscious, Evan prefers to hover in the background, a supporting player in his own life, too afraid to step forward into the spotlight and risk ridicule or, what might be worse, no one noticing him at all; “Connor Murphy:” Male, 17, an angry, disaffected loner, Connor has been a troubled kid for as long as anyone can remember, an enigma and a source of endless consternation to his long-suffering parents; “Jared Kleinman:” Male, 17, droll and sarcastic, Jared is forced by his parents to hang out with family friend Evan, for whom he claims to have nothing but disdain; Jared covers his obvious insecurities with a well-practiced braggadocio and a know-it-all arrogance; “Heidi Hansen:” Female, 40-49, Evan’s mother; overworked and stretched too thin, Heidi loves her son fiercely, but fears they have begun to grow apart; she is prepared to do anything to repair the damage; “Cynthia Murphy:” Female, 40-49, Connor and Zoe’s mother; to Evan, she seems to be the perfect mother, nurturing, available, and willing to talk about anything; to her own children, it’s a bit more complicated; “Larry Murphy:” Male, 40-49, Connor and Zoe’s father; though often tense and taciturn, Larry shows a different face to the world, representing for Evan the dad he always wished for: strong, confident, and more than anything, reliable, someone to be counted on; Female Understudy 1: 40-49, will understudy the roles of Cynthia and Heidi (40’s)
Heidi Hansen (40s); Female Understudy 2 and 3: 17, will understudy the roles of Zoe and Alana; Male Understudy 1: 40-49, will understudy the role of Larry (40’s): Larry Murphy (40s); Male Understudy 2 & 3: 17, will understudy the roles of Evan, Connor and Jared (17); Evan Hansen (17). Equity Principal Auditions Nov 28 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 12th Fl., New York NY 10018); Nov 30 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th Fl , New York NY 10018); and Dec 1 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 17th Fl., New York NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief pop/rock or contemporary musical theatre song. Bring a picture/resume stapled together. An accompanist will be provided.

EQUITY, 'A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK' – NOV. 29 - Letter Productions LLC is casting Equity actors-singers for A Letter To Harvey Milk. Synopsis: San Francisco. 1986. What could Harry, an amiable but lonely retired kosher butcher have in common with Barbara, his young lesbian writing teacher at the senior center? Is it enough to bridge the divide? When Harry fulfills a writing assignment to compose a letter to someone from his past who’s dead, he writes not to his late wife Frannie, but to Harvey Milk, the first openly gay political leader in California. Barbara is stunned. Harry's letter evokes life-changing revelations that neither could have foreseen. This musical, with its soaring score and deeply-felt, surprisingly funny lyrics, deals with issues of friendship and loss, the grip of the past, and the hard-won acceptance set in motion by the most unexpected people. Jerry James, Cheryl Stern, Ellen M. Schwartz, and Laura I. Kramer, book; Laura l. Kramer, music; Ellen M. Schwartz, lyrics; Cheryl Stern, additional lyrics; based on the short story “A Letter to Harvey Milk” by Lesléa Newman; Rehearsals begin Jan. 16, 2018; runs Feb. 20-May 13 at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row in NYC. Pays $650/wk. Equity Off Broadway Agreement. Seeking—“Harry Weinberg:” Male, 50-69, he is a retired kosher butcher; kindly, mischievous, uses humor to deflect any questions that hit too close to home; he has been through a lot more than he is ready to reveal; baritone; “Barbara Katsef:” Female, 25-35, she is a writing teacher; she has many questions about her Jewish heritage, the answers to which she will doggedly pursue; a lesbian, but this is not immediately obvious; mezzo-soprano belt; Harvey Milk/Waiter: Male, 30-49, he is not yet the historical figure he will become; he is funny, didactic, and argumentative. He knows the risk he’s taking by being the first openly gay politician; the Waiter is an archetypal Jewish deli waiter with a caustic sense of humor; tenor/baritone; Yussi/Second Waiter: Male, 20-25, is a brave, sensitive and somewhat effeminate Jewish gay man in a concentration camp; the Waiter is an archetypal Jewish deli waiter with a sense of humor; bar-tenor; Dan White/Nazi Guard/Third Waiter: Male, 30-35, Dan is robust, all-American and violently homophobic. Nazi Guard is like a disdainful attack dog; The Waiter is an archetypal Jewish deli waiter with a sense of humor; low baritone/bass; The Lover: Female, 25-35, she is a proud, confident lesbian working in a women’s bookstore; mezzo-soprano/soprano. Equity Principal Audition Nov 29 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., Studio 411: holding room Studio 414, New York NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. A brief comedic musical theatre piece or a brief dramatic musical theatre piece. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Bring picture and resume. Personnel expected to be in attendance at the EPA are Stephanie Klapper and Lacey Davies.

RYE CREATIVE CENTRE PANTO – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 30 - Rye Creative Centre is casting for the first panto with Rye Creative Centre. Rehearsals and performances are ongoing at Rye Creative Centre, in Kent/Sussex, UK. No pay. Seeking—Actors (Lead): Female, 18+, Kent/East Sussex based, rock/pop belt, strong actors, ideally with a connection to Rye or surrounding areas, based within commuting distance to Rye, for example, Folkestone, Ashford, Tenterden, Maidstone, Hastings, etc. Seeking talent from Kent, England; Rye, England. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'HARPIES For The DEAD' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 30 - Thin Space Productions is casting a workshop production of the new musical Harpies for the Dead, for a one-day staged reading in Manhattan. Emily Johnson-Erday, creative, music-lyrics; Synopsis: An eclectic new musical. Four humans have just died, and taken their lives and memories with them to the Shade, a purgatorial afterlife. There, they meet the Harpies, five malicious birdlike figures who appear to rule over the Shade. The humans must stand trial for their lives and their crimes alike, as they are to be judged by the Harpies, who will send each of them to an eternal fate. As time goes on, memories are uncovered, secrets are revealed, and the humans begin to question the motives of the Harpies themselves… Rehearses from December-February in Manhattan, with performance dates slated for mid-February. Seeking—“Razor” (Lead): Male, 20-49, baritone. A corporate lawyer, arrogant and boisterous, he believes that he ended up in the Shade unfairly, and plans to find a way out; a loudmouth; worked his way up the corporate ladder through shady dealings, and then let other people take the fall for the inevitable consequences. Shows no remorse when faced with the fact that his actions led to accidental deaths, including the death of a child. Not a great guy; “Thing” (Lead): Male, 16-29, tenor. A high-school student, lonely and troubled; a brilliant mathematician, he is bullied at school constantly for his social awkwardness and the fact that he is easily provoked; always thinking about the world and his place in it. When he has a falling-out with a girl at his school, he is driven to a blind rage and an unforgivable act of destruction. Sings in a rock style, everything from slower rock ballads to driving rock; “Echo” (Lead): Female, 25-49, alto/mezzo-soprano. An actress, with a calm and stable exterior that does not betray the emotional turmoil swirling underneath; she is typically seen as the "rock" that her friends can rely on. Struggles to gain recognition as a performer, feels a deep, constricting pain over the tragic loss of her son in a freak accident. Keeps secrets; “Wisp” (Lead): Female, 16-29, mezzo-soprano. A high-school student. A "girl-next-door," religious, deeply committed to her personal convictions; she has a strong desire to help those around her, kind hearted and struggling with self-doubt. Has an overwhelming urge to be "good," as defined by her parents and church leaders; “Malmarod” (Lead): Male, 39-60, bass-baritone. A Harpy, the leader of the group; tall, thin, and withered, the millennia of judging countless human lives are clearly starting to take their toll on him. Sings in Latin, strong movement skills required; “Siesstra” (Lead): Female, 20-35, alto/mezzo. A Harpy, lithe, sensuous, and mischievous, she enjoys using trickery and seduction to get what she wants; enjoys judging humans for their crimes; serpentine and malicious, she is one of the most fearsome of the Harpies. Sings in Zulu, strong movement skills required; “Brodu” (Lead): Male, 20-40, baritone. A Harpy, tall and brooding; believes that justice is a necessary evil, something that must be accomplished in order to maintain order. Somewhat cynical and serene. An imposing presence. Sings in Basque, strong movement skills required; “Ariana” (Lead): Female, 20-35, soprano. A Harpy, small and delicate; believes that justice is a way to restore peace to those who are suffering, but deep down, she is as hungry for power as the rest of the Harpies are; her pristine outer nature hides a far more insidious interior. Subtly malevolent. Sings in Tamil, strong movement skills required; “Peryant” (Lead): Male, 20-40, tenor. A Harpy, hulking and muscular, an animalistic terror; believes that humans must be judged harshly for their crimes, and punished to the maximum possible extent; filled with a rage for all those who aren’t him. The most terrifying and bestial of the Harpies. Sings in Greek, strong movement skills required. Seeking talent from New York NY. To be considered for a role, you must include at least one video or audio recording of your own vocal performance. You may attach a video to your submission, or you may place a link to a YouTube video in your cover letter. Submit a recording that best suits the role you wish to be considered for. Callbacks are invitation only, and will be determined based on video submissions. Submitting through Backstage is best, however, you may alternatively submit your materials to thinspaceproductions@gmail.com.

 

'The KING Of The RODEO' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 30 - Polyphonic Entertainment is casting The King of the Rodeo, a musical. Synopsis: The King of the Rodeo tells the story of Jake Jessup, a young champion bull-rider, whose three jealous sisters conspire to ruin everything he loves, including the beautiful Lakota princess, Little Flower. Casting director states: "The show has already made its off-off Broadway debut, and now will be showing in Westchester County NY." For the first show, rehearses November 2017-February 2018 (one weekday and one weekend day); performs Mar. 31, 2018. Second show rehearses Apr. 21; performs June 24, in Westchester County NY. Pays all travel for professional adult actors rehearsals, $75 per show day. No pay for student actors; there is a performance fee of $150. Copy provided for adult actors. Seeking—“Williams Jessup” (Lead): Male, 26-47, strong southern patriarch; very strict, and can be abrasive. Actor should be able to show wide range of emotions: very angry and also very remorseful. Should be able to sing: tenor; “Little Flower” (Lead): Female, adult, Little Flower, Lakota chief's daughter. Should be able to sing (soprano range); Lakota Warriors (Supporting): Male, 18-33, Being able to dance and sing is a plus; “Shappa-Red Thunder” (Supporting): 18-24, very powerful, strong Native American, Lakota woman; being able to sing is a plus, but not required; “Abadaiah” (Lead): Male, 20-30, strong narrator; singing needed, baritone/bass; physical combat required for this role; “Jake Jessup” (Lead): Male, 20-25, Jake Jessup (adult) is exiled as a child to Lakota village and has to decide if he should forgive his jealous sisters who turned his idyllic world upside down. should be a great singer, Tall, brunette, with brown/hazel eyes-has to match the younger Jake already casted, Excellent Tenor voice is a must. Seeking talent from New Rochelle, New York NY. Submit resume and headshot via backstage.com or contact the entertainment company.

 

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

 

'YOKO The MUSICAL,' TWO-DAY READING – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 1 - BBW Theatre Co. is casting nonunion actors and singers (adults and children) for a two-day reading of Yoko the Musical, written and directed by Benjamin Barham-Wiese. Rehearses Jan. 13-14 in NYC; reading Jan. 14 (4:30pm) at Theatre 54 (244 W. 54th St., NYC). Pays: $100 stipend per performer. Light snacks and water provided. Seeking—Various Roles: Males & Females, 9-40. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit (email) headshot/resume (and vocal reel of available) via backstage.com or contact the theatre.

'TO LIVE IN PEACE' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 1 – Unimark Film and Theater Production is casting To Live in Peace, a new coming of age story that examines the intimate intersectionality of personal identities specifically within African American and Japanese American individuals and how they progress through their kindred relationships and beyond. Claudine Brantley, book-music & lyrics; Taking place in our current decade, the narrative follows two families in New York City as they are pushed closer together through a sudden marriage proposal. Six characters and their individuality are explored, while examining the complexities of growing up in POC households. Ideas are challenged to form a story that tackles gender, race, mental health, and happiness all while mixing in a healthy dose of musical comedy and drama. Rehearsals begin Jan. 15 mostly at The New School in NYC. Rehearsals: Jan. 15-28 (7:30pm-10:30pm) Sundays off; Jan. 31- Mar. 14 (Wed. only; 7:30pm-10:30pm); Mar. 18-Apr. 5 (6pm-10:30pm) Sunday off; Show dates: April 6, 7, 8 on Off-Off Broadway. Pay dependent on final budget. Seeking—“Kit” (Lead): Female, 18-25, Mezzo-soprano. Kit is a warm, hard-working, person. Apart of her family's restaurant since her early youth, she often dreams of what the future holds for her; “Renee” (Supporting): Female, 35-60, Soprano. Renee is a strong, independent, committed woman. Single mother and owner of The Aerowin (restaurant), she cares deeply for her family and their well-being; “Venrick” (Lead): Male, 18-28, Tenor. Venrick is a loving, handsome, thoughtful young man. The only male in his family he often goes back and forth between what it means to be a man and to take care of his sister and mother who he loves deeply; “Renton” (Lead): Male, 18-25, Range Varies. Renton is a genderqueer, Japanese-American. They are often challenged by their older brother on their identity. Comedic, confident, and fun, they tend to distill their troubles by assisting others with theirs; “Wilhelmina” (Lead): Female, 18-28, Mezzo-soprano. Wilhelmina is a beautiful, pensive, mystifying young Japanese-American woman. Thoughtful and talkative only when necessary, she is unafraid to challenge the traditional ideas of those around her; “Hisoka” (Supporting): Male, 29-40, Tenor. Hisoka is a strong, masculine, and bossy man. Wilhelmina and Renton's half-brother, he has helped raised them with Renee since the death of their mother when he was 16 years old. Seeking talent from New York NY. For auditions, be prepared with 16-bar a cappella song and bring a resume and cover letter. Digital submissions welcomed.

EQUITY, 'MAMMA MIA' – DEC. 1 DEADLINE - Arkansas Repertory Theatre is seeking Equity actors for various roles in Mamma Mia. Rehearsals begin Feb. 20, 2018; opens Mar. 16; closes Apr. 22 in Little Rock AR. Pays: $656/wk. Equity LORT Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—“Donna Sheridan:” early 40s. Sophie’s mother; free-spirited; the former lead singer in a ‘70s girl group called “Donna and the Dynamos"; Donna now owns and runs a small hotel on a rather secluded Greek island; she is a strong feminist who also has a zany and vulnerable side. Mezzo with belt; “Sophie Sheridan:” 20. Donna’s headstrong daughter and Sky’s fiancé; Sophie is determined to find the romance and happiness she feels eluded her mother; Sophie has an adventurous spirit even though she dreams of having a traditional wedding. Pop soprano; “Tanya:” early 40s. Donna’s friend; she has been married three times, but has never quite found the right man; Tanya is a former singer in the “Dynamos"; rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty. Mezzo; “Rosie:” early 40s. Also Donna’s friend; she writes for and runs a feminist publication; Rosie is also a former singer in the “Dynamos"; she’s confident, strong, and funny on the outside but shy underneath; kooky and fun, good comic actress, bit of a clown. Alto; “Lisa” 18-25. Sophie’s friend who comes to the island for Sophie’s wedding; she is one of Sophie’s bridesmaids; very energetic and fun. Mezzo; “Ali:” 18-25. Also Sophie’s friend who comes to the island for the big event; she is also one of Sophie’s bridesmaids; impulsive and fun. Mezzo; “Sam Carmichael:” mid-40s. May be Sophie’s father; left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman; charming, successful architect; actor who sings. Baritone; “Harry Bright:” mid-40s. May be Sophie’s father; British financier, wealthy, buttoned-up, and conservative but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. Must do a very convincing English accent. Also an actor who sings. High baritone/tenor; “Bill Austin:” mid-40s. May be Sophie’s father; a travel writer with no possessions or strings; good-natured, always ready for adventure; funny, comedic actor. Also an actor who sings; “Sky:” late 20s. Sophie’s fiancé; athletic, attractive; Sky was a successful businessman but left the business world to help Donna with her hotel and marry Sophie; “Pepper:” 20s. Sky’s friend; helps run the hotel; charming, loves women, always flirting; strong dancer; acrobatic skills a plus. Baritone/tenor; “Eddie:” 20s. Another friend of Sky’s and hotel worker; laid-back, easygoing; also a dancing role. Baritone/tenor; Ensemble: 20s. Dynamic dancers with vocal range and comedic chops to play chorus parts and understudy both principal and chorus roles. Seeking talent from New York NY. For consideration, email or mail picture and resume ASAP. Deadline for submissions Dec. 1. Submit to arkrepcasting@hotmail.com or Peter Mensky, Resident Casting Director, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St., Attn: Mamma Mia NYC Appts., Little Rock AR 72201. NYC appointments to be held on an upcoming date TBD by appointment only. Seeking submissions from Equity members. Equity members must submit themselves directly in order to be considered via this posting (no agent or third-party submissions).

'DREAMGIRLS And The TOXIC AVENGER' – DEC. 1 & 2 - Venice Theatre is seeking African American performers for an upcoming productions of Dreamgirls and The Toxic Avenger. Rehearsals begin Dec. 28; runs Feb. 20-Mar. 18 at the Venice Theatre in Venice FL. Travel, housing, and a stipend provided. Seeking—Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-36; “Curtis:” Male, 18-36, bari-bass; “Michelle:” Female, 18-36, belt/legit soprano; “Lorrell:” Female, 18-36, belt/legit soprano; Black Dude: 18-36, Vocal range top: D6, bottom A3. Role requires strong vocal, dance, and comedic abilities. Appears as numerous supporting roles, both male and female, such as Professor Ken, Sluggo the Bully, Little Old Lady, and Shinequa the friend. Physically versatile with strong dialects. Audition by appointment Dec 1 & 2 in New York NY. Seeking talent from Venice FL. Submit headshot and resume via backstage.com or contact the theatre. Video submissions accepted. NYC appointments preferred.

'SMOKEY JOE's CAFÉ' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 2 - Red Mountain Theatre Company is casting Smokey Joe's Café, a musical revue showcasing 39 pop standards, including rock 'n' roll and rhythm and blues songs written by songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Rehearses Apr. 17-May 10, 2018; runs May 11-27 in Birmingham AL. Seeking—“Michael” (Lead): Male, 20-39, tenor; sexy and suave, but not too clean-cut; a little rough; second tenor (true rock 'n' roll voice); high G a must; "Kansas City," "Ruby Baby"; must move well. Seeking talent from Birmingham AL. Send a headshot, resume, and video submission via backstage.com using the Michael cuts that are attached.

'JOSEPH And The AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 2 - BBW Theatre Co. is casting Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, for non-union adult actor, singer and dancers. Rehearses and runs early August 2018 at The TBG Theatre in NYC. Pays $100 stipend per actor. Seeking—“Joseph” (Lead): Male, 18-25, strong actor-singer who moves well; must be able to carry a show; Narrator (Lead): Male, 25-40, strong actor-singer who moves well; must be able to carry a show; Jacob/Potifar/Pharoah (Lead): Male, 30-45, strong character actor-singer who moves well; must have comedic chops. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit pix/resume, vocal and acting reels (if available) via backstage.com or contact the theatre.

'The BOOK Of MORMON' – DEC. 2 - Producers are seeking future replacements for all roles in The Book of Mormon. Runs TBD for tour or Broadway replacements. Pays $1974/wk. Equity Production (League) Agreement. Seeking—The Mormons: Male, 18+, all characters are male Caucasians, adult actors 18+ to play 18; all-American, always optimistic; seeking great singers and great comedic actors who tap dance; seeking high tenors, tenors and bari-tenors; The Ugandans: Males & Females, 25-39, character are early 20s-late 30s, black Africans; seeking great singers and great comedic actors who can move; seeking high tenors, baritones, gospel sopranos, gospel belters and altos. Open Casting Call Dec 2 from 10am-6pm (sign up begins at 9am) at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 16th Fl., New York NY 10018). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. No appointments. Casting personnel cannot guarantee an audition to anyone who arrives after 11am Line up outside in the order of your arrival. Typing out may occur. Bring picture and resume, stapled back to back. Also bring book of music and be prepared with 16 bars of a pop or musical theater song that best shows voice and personality. You must bring sheet music. Accompanist will be provided. Note that if you are traveling from out of town, you may be asked to stay for a callback the following day. Consider planning your travel accordingly. Callbacks for Mormon Male Ensemble will include a tap call. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2AA3Lnl.

'DAMN YANKEES' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 3 - Inland Valley Repertory Theatre/IVRT is casting Damn Yankees. Synopsis: Joe Boyd, an aging Washington Senators fan, would sell his soul for the Senators to beat the New York Yankees and win the pennant. Rehearsals begin Feb. 6, 2018; runs Mar. 14-28 (five performances) at The Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont CA (no dinner service). Note: Performances run Tuesdays and Wednesdays with one Wednesday matinee at 2:30pm. There is a small stipend. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 18=85. Seeking talent from Claremont CA. Submit electronically. Prepare 32 bars of a classic Broadway song; selections from show are accepted. Bring sheet music--no tracks or tapes. Baseball Players, Lola, Joe Hardy, and Gloria, be prepared to dance. Bring headshot and resume. Callbacks at director's request on Dec. 5. For more information, visit IVRT.org. Auditions are by appointment only ivrtcasting@aol.com.

'NULL PARADOX' – DEC. 3 – NASHVILLE - Zoltan Entertainment is casting Null Paradox, a touring Interactive Rock Opera. Synopsis: Gertrude and Grace are Blood Sisters, one with a damaged soul (Gertrude) and the other who contains the light of life (Grace). They face the ultimate question, one in which they must make a choice: will either of them be able to choose between Love or their Destiny? Rehearsals Spring of 2018 in Metro Detroit, Michigan; tour following rehearsals through Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky. Pays $100/day, plus hotel and transportation expenses. Seeking—“Grace” (Lead): Female, 21-28, the character of Grace is a co-lead role with the character Gertrude (actress/singer already cast); must have a strong singing and acting background; background on Null Paradox: genre is Steampunk, Interactive Rock Opera; bigger than life (extrovert); is Gertrude’s best friend since childhood (and vice versa). Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Include a link or attachment to your demo reel (singing and acting), headshot, and resume. In person casting in Nashville TN on Dec. 3 by invitation. Reference website: www.NullParadox.com. Reference video (YouTube): https://youtu.be/aipXWRAb1Tg.

EQUITY, BARTER THEATRE – DEC. 3 & 4 – ABINGDON - Barter Theatre is seeking Equity actors for the 2018 season including: A Facility for Living (Katie Forgette, playwright. Dates: Feb. 9-Mar. 31, 2018); Bright Star (Steve Martin, music-book-story; Edie Brickell, music-lyrics-story. Dates: Feb. 22-Mar. 31); In the Heat of the Night (adapted by Matt Pelfry from John Ball’s novel. Dates: Apr. 7-May 12); Richard III (William Shakespeare, playwright. Dates: Apr. 11-May 11); Maytag Virgin (Audrey Cefaly, playwright. Dates: May 11-July 1); Sister Act (Alan Menken, music; Glenn Slater, lyrics; Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner, book; Douglas Carter Beane, additional book material. Dates: May 18-Aug. 11, in repertory); Steel Magnolias (Robert Harling, playwright. Dates: May 31-Aug. 11, in repertory); Madame Buttermilk (Ross Carter, playwright. Dates: June 9-Aug. 12, in repertory); The Lemonade Stand (Matthew Fowler, playwright. Dates: June 28-Aug. 11, in repertory); Ain't Misbehavin': The Fats Waller Musical Show (Thomas “Fats” Waller, music; Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz, conception. Dates Aug. 17-Sep. 8); Sally McCoy (Alice Stanley, playwright. Dates: Sep. 6-Oct. 7, in repertory); Singin' in the Rain (Betty Comden and Adolph Green, book; Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown, songs; based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures. Dates: Sep. 14-Nov. 8, in repertory); Great Expectations (adapted from Charles Dickens by Catherine Bush. Dates: Sep. 27-Nov. 10, in repertory); The Bridges of Madison County (Jason Robert Brown, music-lyrics; Marsha Norman, book, based on the novel by Robert James Waller. Dates: Oct. 4-Nov. 11, in repertory); Wait Until Dark (Frederick Knott, playwright, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher. Dates: Oct. 12-Nov. 10); Elf: The Musical (Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, book; Matthew Sklar, music; Chad Beguelin, lyrics; based upon the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum. Dates: Nov. 16-Dec. 30); Wooden Snowflakes (Catherine Bush, playwright. Dates: Nov. 20-Dec. 24); and The Santaland Diaries (David Sedaris, writer, adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello. Dates: Nov. 28-Dec. 30). Season rehearses and runs in Abingdon VA. Abingdon is approximately six hours from Washington DC, and ten hours from NYC by auto. The nearest airport is Tri-Cities, which is a forty-minute drive from Abingdon. Pays: $656/wk. current min. Equity LORT Rep Contract. Seeking—Equity Actors Who Sing: 18+. For Bright Star – “Alice Murphy:” female, 20’s-40’s, mezzo-soprano; “Billy Cane:” male, 20’s-40’s, tenor; “Daddy Cane:” male, 40’s-60’s, tenor; “Darryl Ames:” male, 20’s-40’s, tenor/baritone; “Lucy Grant:” female, 20’s-30’s, soprano; “Margo Crawford:” female, 20’s, soprano; “Mama Murphy:” female, 40’s-60’s, mezzo-soprano; “Daddy Murphy:” male, 40’s-60’s baritone; “Jimmy Ray Dobbs:” male, 20-40’s, tenor; “Mayor Josiah Dobbs:” male, 40’s-60’s, baritone; “Stanford Adams:” male, 40’s, baritone; “Florence:” female, 20’s-30’s, alto; “Edna:” female, 20’s, soprano; for Sister Act – “Deloris Van Cartier:” African-American female, mid 20’s- early 30’s, mezzo-soprano; “Mother Superior:” female, 50’s-70’s, mezzo-soprano; “Sister Mary Robert:” female, early 20’s, soprano; “Sister Mary Patrick:” female, 35-50, mezzo-soprano/soprano; “Sister Mary Lazarus:” female, 50’s-70’s, mezzo-soprano; “Monsignor O’Hara:” male, 40’s-60’s, baritone; “Curtis Jackson:” male, 30-40, baritone; “Eddy Souther:” male, 25-40, tenor; “TJ:” male, 20-30, tenor; “Joey:” male, 30’s-40’s, tenor; “Pablo:” male, 25-40’s, tenor; “Michelle:” female, 20’s- 30’s, mezzo-soprano; “Tina:” female, 20’s-30’s, mezzo-soprano; for Madame Buttermilk – “Carly Speranza:” female, 30’s, soprano; opera singer; “Kit McCandless:” female, 30’s-40’s, mezzo-soprano; Carly’s agent; “Connor Duke:” male, 30’s, baritone; country music star, Carly’s college sweetheart; “Ford Fairlane:” male, 30’s-50’s, baritone; “country band leader; “Dody:” female, 30’s-50’s, lost her voice, Ford’s long-suffering girlfriend; “Billy Mac Wilson a.k.a. Beemer:” male, 30’s, tenor; business manager for Ford’s band; “Jan Swaggart:” female, 20’s-40’s, mezzo-soprano; domineering stage manager; Art Flanagan/Car Man 3: male, 30’s, tenor, radio host; Car Man 1: male, 20’s-40’s, baritone, part of a country band; Car Man 2: male, 20’s-40’s, baritone, part of a country band; for Ain’t Misbehavin’ – “Charlaine:” African-American female, 20’s, mezzo-soprano; “Andre:” African-American male, 30’s-40’s, baritone; “Ken:” African-American male, 30’s-40’s, tenor; “Nell:” African-American female, 30’s-40’s, alto; “Armelia:” African-American female, 30’s-40’s, soprano; for Singin in the Rain – “Don Lockwood:” male, 30’s-40’s, baritone, must tap; “Kathy Seldon:” female, 20’s-30’s, mezzo-soprano, must tap; “Cosmo Brown:” male, 30’s-40’s, tenor, must tap; “Lina Lamont:” female, 30’s, mezzo-soprano; “R.F. Simpson:” male, 50’s; Rod/Cameraman/Gangster et al, male, 30’s-40’s; Roscoe Dexter/Gangster et al, male, 30’s-40’s; Zelda’s Husband/Workman/Sound Man et al, male, 30’s-40’s; Dancer/Dora Bailey/Vocal Coach et al; female, 20’s-30’s -Dancer/Zelda Zanders et al; female, 20’s-30’s Dancer/Hair Dresser/Gangster’s Moll et al; female, 20’s-30’s; Dancer/Simpson’s Wife/Wardrobe Mistress et al; female, 30’s-40’s; Dancer/Starlet et al; female, 20’s; Dancer/Burlesque Dancer/Starlet/Lady in Waiting et al, female, 20’s-30’s; Dancer/Tango Dancer/Young Don/Asst. Director et al, male, 20’s, must tap; Dancer/Young Cosmo/Stagehand/Asst. Director et al, male, 20’s, must tap; for The Bridges of Madison County – “Francesca Johnson:” female, late 30’s-early 40’s, soprano; “Robert Kincaid:” male, 40-50, baritone; “Carolyn:” female, 14, soprano; “Richard ‘Bud’ Johnson:” male, mid 40’s, baritone; “Michael:” male, 16, tenor; “Marge:” female, 45-60, alto; “Charlie:” male, 60’s, bass; Marian/Chiara: female, early 30’s, mezzo-soprano; for Elf: The Musical – “Buddy:” male, 20’s-30’s, tenor, human raised by elves; “Jovie:” female, 20’s-30’s, mezzo-soprano, works as an elf at Gimbell’s; “Walter Hobbs:” male, 50’s-60’s, tenor;  Buddy’s father; “Emily Hobbs:” female, 40’s-50’s, alto; Walter’s wife; Santa Claus: male, 50’s-60’s, baritone; “Mr. Greenway:” male, 50’s-60’s, tenor, Walter’s boss; “Deb:” female, 20’s-40’s, alto, Walter’s secretary; “Charlie:” male, early 20’s, an elf at the North Pole; “Shawanda:” female, 20’s, an elf at the North Pole. Equity Principal Auditions by appointment Dec 3 from 10am-6pm and Dec 4 from 10am-6pm (morning session from 10am-12:30pm; afternoon session from 3:30pm-6pm) at Barter Stage II (110 W. Main St., Abingdon VA 24210). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Anyone interested in the Resident Company or any musical is encouraged to attend the movement/dance auditions, even if you do not consider yourself to be a dancer. Equity members: email bartercastingasst@gmail.com with name, telephone number, email address, the exact time and day you would like to audition, and whether you will be attending the dance call. Indicate your Equity status. If you do not have internet access, call 276/619-5405 and leave the same information. AEA members without appointments seen as time permits. For actor auditions, prepare either one or two contrasting monologues, no more than one-and-a-half minutes each. If you are doing two, then make sure they contrast in some way. If you sing, in addition to a monologue, prepare one verse and one chorus of a song (or 16 bars of a song). Have a contrasting piece ready if asked. Bring sheet music in correct key (no lead sheets or vocal only music); accompanist provided but will not transpose. No recorded accompaniment or a cappella singing. Bring three pix & resumes. Note: While EMCs and adult non-Equity actors may be seen as time permits at these auditions, the theater will NOT see any non-Equity actors under the age of 18 at these auditions. Only Equity performers under the age of 18 will be able to attend these auditions. Separate auditions may be held at a later date for performers under 18 years of age.

EQUITY, 'CHICAGO,' B'WAY – DEC. 4 - Chicago LP is seeking Equity actor-singers and actor-singer-dancers for possible future replacements in the currently-running Broadway production of Chicago. John Kander, music; Fred Ebb, lyrics; Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, book; Currently running on Broadway. Pays: $1974/wk. min. Equity Production (League) Contract. Seeking—“Roxie Hart:” 33–45, any ethnicity. An innocent with the ability to murder; sexy; funny; actress must be a spectacular dancer in the Fosse style, with a big, first-rate Broadway belt voice; “Velma Kelly:” 30-45, 30-45, any ethnicity. Sarcastic, extremely sexy, tough, funny murderer with a keen eye for publicity; actress must be a spectacular dancer in the Fosse style, with a big, first-rate Broadway belt voice; “Billy Flynn:” 30-45, 38-60, any ethnicity. Suave, educated lawyer who can talk and wheedle and persuade anyone to do anything--his clients literally get away with murder; sexy, handsome, charming, masculine; actor must have a wonderful baritone voice and move well; “Amos Hart:” Male, 38-58, 38-58, any ethnicity. Charming, funny, vulnerable milquetoast of a man, so in love with his wife that he would mortgage anything to pay for her outrageous extravagances; actor must sing well and be physically adept; a comic-sad character actor; “Matron ‘Mama’ Morton:” 37-55, any ethnicity. Role requires a great belt voice and a sexy, funny, powerful, and tough character actress; “Mary Sunshine:” Male, any age, any ethnicity. Male soprano or countertenor who can sing legitimately up to a high B-flat; acts like a good-natured talk show hostess, but is actually a high-powered gossip columnist; actor must be a good comedian and a great legit singer. Equity Principal Audition Dec 4 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief, standard, classic Broadway song to sing (no pop or rock). Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Note: There will be no dancing at this call; any women coming in to be seen as Roxie or Velma will be brought back to dance if there is any further interest. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together.

EQUITY, 'GYPSY' ENSEMBLE – DEC. 5 & 6 - Riverside Theatre Inc. is seeking strong male Equity actors (aged 50s-60s) for an adult male ensemble in a production of Gypsy. Callbacks held Dec. 8 in NYC; rehearsals begin Feb. 13, 2018; runs Mar. 6-25 in Vero Beach, FL. Pays: $887/week. Equity LORT B Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—Male Adult Ensemble: 18+, strong male actors, aged 50s-60s. To play various characters in the ensemble including Uncle Jocko, Pop, Pastey, Georgie, Goldstone, Cigar, and others. Minimal singing requirements, but will sing at the initial audition. Seeking talent from New York NY. Auditions in NYC on Dec. 5 & 6, by appointment only. Equity members must submit themselves directly in order to be considered via this posting (no agent or third-party submissions). For consideration, email picture and resume ASAP. Mark submissions: "GYPSY Male Ensemble / NYC Appt Submission." Submit to: Wojcik/ Seay Casting, 247 W. 38th St., 10th fl., New York NY 10018.

EQUITY, 'The HUNCHBACK Of NOTRE DAME' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 7 - Fulton Theatre Company is casting The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Peter Parnell, book; Alan Menken, music; Stephen Schwartz, lyrics; Rehearsals begin May 15, 2018; runs June 5-July 22 in Lancaster PA. Pays: $776/wk. min. Equity LORT C Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—“Claude Frollo:” Male, 40-50, Archdeacon of Notre Dame Cathedral and the most powerful cleric in Paris, he is the reluctant caretaker of Quasimodo. He will do whatever it takes to rid the city of the gypsy “vermin,” even as he lusts after Esmeralda. Calculating, manipulative, and obsessive. Vocal range top: B-flat4. Vocal range bottom: E2; “Jehan Frollo:” Male, 20-30, Claude’s reckless younger brother. With the gypsy Florika, he fathers Quasimodo, who he leaves in his brother’s care. Wild, passionate, and strong-willed. Vocal range top: E-flat5. Vocal range bottom: F3; “Florika:” Female, 20-30, a gypsy and Quasimodo’s mother. Vocal range top: F-sharp5. Vocal range bottom: E4; “Father Dupin:” Male, 40-60, a priest of Notre Dame and Claude and Jehan’s guardian. Vocal range top: A3, Vocal range bottom: C3; “Quasimodo:” Male, 20-30, the deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame and Claude Frollo’s charge. Lonely and staunchly obedient to Frollo, he possesses a vivid imagination that brings to life the bells and gargoyles of the cathedral. Despite his shyness and uncertainty, he quickly befriends Esmeralda. Big-hearted, and brave when need be. Vocal range top: B-flat5. Vocal range bottom: B-flat2; “Clopin Trouillefou:” Male, 30-40, the clever and charismatic King of the Gypsies. An air of mystery surrounds Clopin, who often leaves the scene in a puff of smoke. As the master of ceremonies for the Feast of Fools, he is witty and playful, but he boasts a darker, serious nature when not performing for the crowd. Vocal range top: F-sharp5. Vocal range bottom: D3; “Captain Phoebus de Martin:” Male, 25-40, returning to Paris after serving in the war, Phoebus takes up his new position as Captain of the Cathedral Guard. Overconfident yet charming, this handsome, strong soldier makes the ladies swoon, yet his moral compass is also strong, and he openly defies the corrupted Frollo. Vocal range top: A-flat4. Vocal range bottom: A2; “Esmerelda:” Female, 18-30, a beautiful and free-spirited gypsy who possesses the strong sense of justice and morality that Frollo lacks. Compassionate, she frees Quasimodo from the frenzied mob at the Feast of Fools and, against her better judgment, falls for the cocky Phoebus. Vocal range top: D5. Vocal range bottom: E3; Tribunal: Male, 20-50, a judicial officer. Vocal range top: E4. Vocal range bottom: G2; “Saint Aphrodisius:” Male, 30-50, a stained-glass image that comes to life. Vocal range top: E4. Vocal range bottom: B3. Seeking talent from New York NY. For consideration, mail picture and resume to Bob Cline, 2214 Frederick Douglass Blvd., Ste. 327, New York NY 10026. Mark submissions: Hunchback/NYC Appointment Submission. Seeking submissions from AEA members. AEA members must submit themselves directly in order to be considered via this posting (no agent or third-party submissions). Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

'GUYS And DOLLS' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 7 - Fulton Theatre Company is casting Guys and Dolls. Abe Burrows & Joe Swerling, book; Frank Loesser, music & lyrics; Rehearsals begin Feb. 13, 2018; runs Mar. 6-31 in Lancaster PA. Pays: $776/wk. Equity LORT C Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—“Nathan Detroit:” Male, 45-55, funny, warm and appealing character man. Engaged to Adelaide for 14 years, he is always looking for the big break he never seems to get. Superb comic timing; baritone-high F; “sky Masterson:” Male, 35-50, romantic, but cool and suave, very attractive. Extraordinary presence and charm…though a slick performer, he also has a vulnerable heart; baritone B-E-flat; “Adelaide:” Female, 30-40, funny, quirky, show girl with a heart of gold. Engaged to Nathan for 14 years, and is ready to settle down. Superb comic timing; alto, A-E5; “Sarah Brown:” Female, 25-35, lovely and elegantly “upright" by nature, she’s still ready and able to "let her hair down"; soprano-high A; “Nicely-Nicely Johnson:” Male, 35-50, character man, best pal to Nathan Detroit; excellent comic timing; tenor-high B-flat; “Benny Southstreet:” Male, 35-50, character man, quirky and fun; strong baritone-high G; “Big Jule:” Male, 40-55, the gangster most feared. All physical types will be considered with preference for men over 6’3” or under 5’4”; baritone; Angie the Ox/Rusty Charlie/Harry the Horse: Male, 35-55, character men, comic, varied and interesting physical types. Lovable two-bit gangsters. All vocal ranges; “Arvide Abernathy:” Male, 60+, wise, gentle leader of the Salvation Army in Times Square. Family to Sarah Brown; baritone; “General Cartwright:” Male, 50+, strong, no nonsense, good comic timing; dramatic soprano chops a plus. Seeking talent from New York NY. NYC auditions to be held on an upcoming date TBD by appointment only. For consideration, mail picture and resume to Bob Cline, 2214 Frederick Douglass Blvd., Ste. 327, New York NY 10026. Mark submissions "Guys and Dolls NYC Appointment Submission." Seeking submissions from AEA members. AEA members must submit themselves directly in order to be considered via this posting (no agent or third-party submissions). Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

 

'AMERICA's FAVORITE NEWSCASTER' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 8 - Theater for the New City is casting America's Favorite Newscaster, a new American musical. Synopsis: A newscaster who can't take the current onslaught of idiocy coming out of Washington, along with the tragic violence and other unnecessary human suffering afoot in today's world. He is a relatively young newscaster who has experienced a meteoric rise. His dedication has prompted his pregnant wife to tell him to leave, since he's never home anyway. The night he wins multiple Emmys, he decides to resign, creating havoc at the network. Meanwhile, the current President appears to him in a dream and tells him how much he misses him, because he's such an easy target for tweets. Will he come back or won't he -- and what travails and self-discoveries will he make during the journey? Rehearses Dec. 10-Jan. 10 in NYC. Equity Showcase Contract. Seeking—Various Roles: Males & Females, 18-69; Chorus/Ensemble: Males & Females, 21-59, Dancing, singing actors and actresses; taking the role of Secretary, as well as perhaps other relatively brief roles. Seeking talent from New York NY. Send photos and resumes to Danielle Hauser at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, New York NY 10003 RE: America's Favorite Newscaster.

'WIZARD Of OZ' – DEC. 9 & 11 – DUNCAN - Duncan Little Theatre is casting the musical, The Wizard of Oz. Production runs Feb. 23-24 & Mar. 2-3, 2018, in Duncan OK. No pay. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 18+. Auditions by appointment Dec 9 from 9am-12noon and Dec 11 from 7pm-10pm in Duncan OK. For more information, call 580/252-8331.

KIDS/TEENS, ATNY's 'LEGALLY BLONDE Jr.' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 10 - ATNY Kids & Teens is casting kids and teens ages 7-17 to participate in a series of rehearsal classes and two final stage performances for ATNY. Rehearses on Sundays (1pm-3pm) at Pearl Studios, NYC, and Jan. 28-Apr. 1 (actors may not be needed for entire rehearsal time); final Performances Apr. 8 in NYC. No pay. Registration required if cast/participating. Seeking—All Principal Characters (Lead): 6-17. Seeking talent from New York NY. Must bring sheet music and be prepared to perform 16-32 bars. Pianist provided. Indicate any schedule conflicts when you apply via backstage.com or contact ATNY.

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

COMPANIES:

'ACTOR STORIES!’ – NOV. 28 - The Actor's Project NYC is seeking actors and singers for Actor Stories! Producer states: "The Actor's Project NYC (TAPNYC) is casting Actor Stories!, a full-length theatrical showcase of music, scenes, monologues, and sketch comedy, all original work by company writers. TAPNYC is a company that assists its members in landing agents and getting work through industry showcases. All shows are attended by industry in film, TV, and theater. Past productions have been attended by producers (Broadway), agents (commercial/legit), managers, and casting directors." Rehearses winter 2017; performs spring 2018 in NYC. Membership dues are a one-time fee of $595 and include agent/manager coaching, resume workshops, branding-yourself workshops, industry showcases, and entry into The Acting-Career Seminar, where company members meet with a commercial agent, a legit agent, and a talent manager. Director states: "All members meet with agents and managers before and after the showcases." Seeking—Actors and Singers Seeking Representation Through Showcases: Males & Female, 18+. Open Casting Call Nov 28 from 2:30pm-3:30pm at TAPNYC @ Studios 353 (353 W. 48th St., New York NY 10036). Add audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com to your contacts to ensure the confirmation lands in your inbox. For a quicker response, direct-email headshot and resume to audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com. Prepare a one-minute contemporary comedic monologue. Auditions will be conducted in groups. Bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume. Producer states: "We suggest (though do not require) monologues from Bobby Holder's book 'Out of the Blue' (available on TheActorsProjectNYC.com, BobbyHolder.com, Amazon, iBooks, etc.). We ask that actors who confirm their audition to honor their commitment. Be on time and prepare to stay the entire hour."

'PUSHING BOUNDARIES!' – NOV. 28 - The Actor's Project NYC is seeking actors and singers for Pushing Boundaries! Producer states: "The Actor's Project NYC (TAPNYC) is casting Pushing Boundaries!, a full-length theatrical showcase of music, scenes, monologues, and sketch comedy, all original work by company writers. TAPNYC is a company that assists its members in landing agents and getting work through industry showcases. All shows are attended by industry in film, TV, and theater. Past productions have been attended by producers (Broadway), agents (commercial/legit), managers, and casting directors." Rehearses winter 2017; performs spring 2018 in NYC. Membership dues are a one-time fee of $595 and include agent/manager coaching, resume workshops, branding-yourself workshops, industry showcases, and entry into The Acting-Career Seminar, where company members meet with a commercial agent, a legit agent, and a talent manager. Director states: "All members meet with agents and managers before and after the showcases." Seeking—Actors & Singers Seeking Representation Through Showcases: Males & Females, 18+. Open Casting Call group audition Nov 28 from 2:30pm-3:30pm at TAPNYC @ Studios 353 (353 W. 48th St., New York NY 10036). Add audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com to your contacts to ensure the confirmation lands in your inbox. For a quicker response, direct-email headshot and resume to audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com. Prepare a one-minute contemporary comedic monologue. Auditions will be conducted in groups. Bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume. Producer states: "We suggest (though do not require) monologues from Bobby Holder's book 'Out of the Blue' (available on TheActorsProjectNYC.com, BobbyHolder.com, Amazon, iBooks, etc.). We ask that actors who confirm their audition to honor their commitment. Be on time and prepare to stay the entire hour."

The ACTOR's PROJECT NYC – NOV. 28 - The Actor's Project NYC is seeking actors and singers for five industry showcases. Producer states: "The Actor's Project NYC (TAPNYC) is casting Beyond Passion!, Actors Stories!, Bold Dramedy!, Something Fringe!, and Pushing Boundaries!; full-length theatrical showcases of music, scenes, monologues, and sketch comedy, all original work by company writers. TAPNYC is a company that assists its members in landing agents and getting work through industry showcases. All shows are attended by industry in film, TV, and theater. Past productions have been attended by producers (Broadway), agents (commercial/legit), managers, and casting directors." Rehearses winter 2017; performs spring 2018 in NYC. Membership dues are a one-time fee of $595 and include agent/manager coaching, resume workshops, branding-yourself workshops, industry showcases, and entry into The Acting-Career Seminar, where company members meet with a commercial agent, a legit agent, and a talent manager. Director states: "All members meet with agents and managers before and after the showcases." Seeking—Actors & Singers Seeking Representation Through Showcases: 18+. Group audition by appointment Nov 28 from 2:30pm-4:30pm at TAPNYC @ Studios 353 (353 W. 48th St., New York NY 10036). Add audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com to your contacts to ensure the confirmation lands in your inbox. For a quicker response, direct-email headshot and resume to audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com. Prepare a one-minute contemporary comedic monologue. Auditions will be conducted in groups. Bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume. Producer states: "We suggest (though do not require) monologues from Bobby Holder's book 'Out of the Blue' (available on TheActorsProjectNYC.com, BobbyHolder.com, Amazon, iBooks, etc.). We ask that actors who confirm their audition to honor their commitment. Be on time and prepare to stay the entire hour."

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

COMPETITIONS:

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

 

2017-2018 FORTE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION – LATE FEE DEADLINE NOV. 20 - Forte International Music Competition and Festivals, Corp. is seeking participants for the new season of the Forte International Music Competition, an annual event open to musicians ages 4-35 of all nationalities. First two stages of the competition Dec. 9 (preliminary round, in-person at Ripley-Grier or online) & Dec. 10 (semi-finals, in person at Ripley-Grier or online) in NYC; finals will be held Feb. 3, 2018 at Carnegie Hall in NYC (in-person only). Registration fees required. No pay, but winners may receive the following awards: Platinum Award and cash prize in the amount of $1,000, first prize award and cash prize in the amount of $150, Gold/Silver/Bronze Award, Certificate of Achievement Award, Special Awards, and Teacher Awards. Seeking—Musicians: Males & Females, 4-35, piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, and vocalists from any country. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Auditions in person or online via YouTube. For more information and to register, visit http://www.ForteMusicArt.org. Submit an online entry form and payment for participation. Deadline is Nov. 5 and late fee deadline is Nov. 20.

 

'SO YOU THINK YOU CAN BELT?' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 1 - The West End Lounge is casting the new season of So You Think You Can Belt, a singing competition at The West End. Producer states: "Natalie Weiss and more are looking for you for So You Think You Can Belt, season 14. The competition will last eight to ten weeks on Thursday nights and features an esteemed panel of regular judges, including composers Carner and Gregor, vocal coach extraordinaire Chris Dilley, Broadway and YouTube sensation Natalie Weiss, weekly special guest judges (past guest judges have included Anthony Rapp and Capathia Jenkins), and a live emcee host. Opportunity includes artist mentoring and all the free advice you can handle, not to mention great food and drinks. Who doesn't like a ten-week master class where you can compete, sing, grow, and have fun with other incredibly talented vocalists? Oh, and there's a cash prize, too. Come be a part of an alumni and family that have gone on to such ventures as Elphaba in 'Wicked,' Celie in 'The Color Purple,' and a current finalist on this season of NBC's 'The Voice'?" Runs Nov.-early 2018 in NYC. Producer states: "Grand prize includes hefty cash prize, solo show, and song written for winner by up-and-coming composer." Seeking—Performer (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the lounge.

 

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:

RECORDING ARTISTS For COLLABORATION ALBUM – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 19 - Bluebox Entertainment is seeking talented vocalists, groups, choirs, and soloists with finished songs for market release. Company states: "Ready for worldwide exposure, sales, streaming, and downloads? Do you have a finished, original song, cleared and ready to go? Been in the industry for a minute and can't get a real break? It takes more than an excellent voice and a good image, etc.; it takes a machine behind you. Bluebox is a well-established multimedia company. Currently we have a Top 10 Billboard hit single from a forthcoming 'collaboration' album. If you have a finished original song and the temperament to match and would like to be a part of an already successful project and label that pays, this is for you. We are seeking three (3) new artists. If you have the vocal skills and are lacking the production, please let us know and someone from our production team can schedule an online vocal audition." Ongoing work in NYC, L.A., and Atlanta GA. Payment varies by contract. No participation fees required. Airfare and accommodations will be provided to artists selected to record with the label. Seeking—Artist (Lead): Males & Females, 18-81. Seeking talent from Bronx, New York NY; Los Angeles CA; Atlanta GA. Include a picture and a link to finished songs, ready for review. If you do not have a finished product and would like production, note this in your submission. Songwriters highly sought. For more info, visit www.bbenyc.com.

 

'SNOW WHITE' PARODY – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 20 - New York University is casting a parody of Snow White. Synopsis: In this project, Snow White will reject three handsome princes and end up loving a woman dressed as a prince. There is a simple dance number, and the dialogue is the lyrics from Snow White's "Someday My Prince Will Come" and "I'm Wishing." The dialogue must be sung; possible that audio will be in voiceover. Shoots Dec. 1 (9am-1pm) in Manhattan. Shooting will be done in a professional television studio with a three-camera set-up. Copy and credit provided. Seeking—“Snow White” (Lead): Female, 18-30, a lesbian and is not interested in the princes that come to her cottage. She thinks they are childish. When the final prince comes in (a woman), she instantly becomes smitten. They twirl each other around in the cottage lovingly. This is meant to be a comedy, and the dialogue are the lyrics from the song "Someday My Prince Will Come." Actor must be comfortable with singing. If you already have a Snow White costume (Halloween costume is fine), that would be great; “Flower Prince” (Supporting): Male, 18-30, a handsome prince who attempts to whoo Snow White with flowers. He is disheartened when she rejects him. When Snow White finds her perfect prince, another, woman, Flower Prince plays as a backup dancer (swaying side to side behind the couple). This is meant to be a comedy, and the lines are from the song "I'm Wishing/One Song;" “Chef Prince” (Supporting): Male, 18-30, a handsome prince who attempts to woo Snow White with cooking. He is disheartened when she rejects him. When Snow White finds her perfect prince, another, woman, Chef Prince plays as a backup dancer (swaying side to side behind the couple). This is meant to be a comedy, and the lines are from the song "I'm Wishing/One Song;" “Rich Prince” (Supporting): Male, 18+, a handsome prince who attempts to woo Snow White with lavish gifts. He is disheartened when she rejects him. When Snow White finds her perfect prince, another, woman, the Rich Prince plays as a backup dancer (swaying side to side behind the couple). This is meant to be a comedy, and the lines are from the song "I'm Wishing/One Song;" “True Prince” (Supporting): Female, 18-30, the fourth prince who attempts to woo Snow White. She is dashing but slightly awkward, unlike the other princes. She does not have gifts prepared for Snow White like the other princes, but her personality sweeps Snow White off her feet--turns out Snow White is actually interested in women instead. They fall in love and twirl around the cottage. This is meant to be a comedy, and the lines will be the lyrics from "I'm Wishing/One Song." Seeking talent from New York NY. Actors must be comfortable with singing, does not have to be a professional however. Apply via backstage.com or contact NYU.

 

'PARANOID PARK' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 21 - Pratt Institute is casting a scene from Paranoid Park, by Gus Van Sant. Filmmaker notes: "I am stripping the soundtrack and re-creating the dialogue, music, and sound effects." ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement) recording TBD at Pratt Institute Sound Mixing Booth in Brooklyn NY. Meal and copy provided. Seeking—“Scratch (Scott Green) (Lead): Male, 25-45, you live life on the edge, but you play it cool; you also smoke a lot and hang around young juveniles. Seeking talent from Brooklyn, New York NY. Review the clip of the scene before applying! Also, any experience with ADR would be a plus, let me know when you apply. Clip: https://youtu.be/uFG7sgheQ2I?t=2m4s.

 

'TODAY TIX: DRAMATIC READINGS' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 21 - FuckJerryMedia is casting short clips in which people dramatically read bits of texts that are taken out of context (i.e. pop songs, Yelp reviews, text messages) for Today Tix (theater ticket sales company). Seeking a bit of voiceover for the intro. To record independently or in studio in SoHo. Pays: $20. Seeking—“Fancy British Accent:” 18+, to read (VO) in an aristocratic or "fancy" British accent: "Today Tix presents: Dramatic Readings." Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'WHERE The WILD THINGS ARE' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 24 - NYU Tisch School of the Arts is casting a student-produced, audio-only adaptation of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are. Rehearses and records between Nov. 30-Dec. 7 in Lower NYC. Recordings will be completed in one day. Unpaid. Actors will be provided with a copy of the final project. Seeking—“Max” (Lead): Male, 6-13, the protagonist of the story, but has very few lines. Must be able to portray a young boy; Wild Things (Lead): Males & Females, 18+, role only requires one spoken line, but requires a great deal of animal noises. Looking for someone able to do a wide range of animal noises (roaring, growling, chirping, etc.). Include a sample of this in your audio reel via backstage.com or contact the school. Seeking talent from New York NY.

'The BALLAD Of BLACK JUSTICE' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 26 - Real Desert Studios is casting The Ballad of Black Justice, a web comic series about a tough talking, trigger-happy, take no prisoners vigilante named Jase Boom. She crosses a wacky, magical barren wasteland known as the Dead Flats with her talking scorpion companion, Black Justice, searching for wrongs to right, villains to apprehend, mayhem to instigate: the usual. She not bad at it either, if she can keep her head on straight, which is hard to do in her world of assassinations, violent drug kingpins, and corrupt officials. In this short-animated comic, Jase and Black Justice endure a chance encounter with a Billy Reyes, and a desperate man in desperate need of help...but his links to a shadowy, hidden world may be the undoing of Jase and Black Justice… Shoot dates TBD in Philadelphia PA. Lunch/dinner provided. Seeking—“Jase Bloom” (Lead): Male, 18-40. Seeking talent from Philadelphia PA. Note your availability in your submission via backstage.com or contact the studios.

'FAMISHED' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 30 - NAK Studios NYU is casting Famished, an NYU undergraduate audio project about a clever, but hungry student figuring out how to sneakily get more dinning dollars. Records during the next three weeks in NYC. Meals provided. SAG-AFTRA Student Film Agreement. Nonunion preferred. Seeking—“Jack” (Lead): Male, 18-28, a college freshman with an appetite. Jack quickly runs out of money and needs to find a cheeky way to get more meal credits. Clever, charismatic, and funny; “Tyler (Supporting): Male, 18-28, gym rat. Somewhat oblivious. Jock/bro type. Cool guy. Spends his money on protein powder; “Mary” (Supporting): Female, 38-65, the "hip mom." Knows the lingo, gets the references, and messes with her son, but loves him. Tough-loving, funny, and witty. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit any previous audio work via backstage.com or contact the studio company, and be prepared for a phone interview. Auditions will be held in the next three weeks.

 

2018 PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW: MERCER WATER EXHIBIT – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 30 - Mercer County College is casting a few minutes of voiceover describing water systems in home gardens for an exhibit in the upcoming 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show. Will be recording voiceover in the next month. Official dates TBD. No pay. Work will be for exposure. If local (in NJ, NY, PA), VO may be recorded in our studio. Travel will be expensed and food will be provided. Seeking—Voice (Lead): Male or Female, 18+, Will be the lead voiceover throughout the exhibit. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. If you do not have an audio reel, we may send you a side to audition with to begin. Apply via backstage.com or contact the college.

 

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

LUXURY ART PROMO VID – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 1 - Andtherest is seeking experienced voiceover talent for the launching of a luxury decorative art business. Records throughout November. Pays: $40 for less than 200 words. Seeking—Low-Mid Tone Voiceover Artist (Lead): Males & Females, 18+, talking about high-end art; an American voiceover, luxury, high-drama, refined, but not obnoxious with a slight (very slight) English accent. Marketing states: "I want something refined, smooth like someone from a radio jazz or classical station but not overly cheesy. Mid to low tone but not too deep, a hint of an accent, barely noticeable, maybe one word you can pinpoint. Think: someone who is an American but maybe spent some time in the UK. On a scale to 1 to 10 it would be a 1.5. I want someone who sounds a little older but not too old because everyone in the video is in their early 30s so we don't want to seem like we got our dad to do the voiceover. The cadence should be similar to like a high-end beer or liquor. No sopranos or cartoon voices. Words should roll off the tongue and not feel labored. Experienced voiceover artists only who are serious and can record and supply high-quality audio file on their own." Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. You will need to be able to record and deliver high quality audio on your own. Apply via backstage.com or contact Andtherest.

'The PANIC BROADCAST' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 1 - 11th Floor Productions is casting an all-audio, vintage-style, 8 minute-long narrative piece revolving around the frenzy that surrounded Orson Welles's famous radio drama, "The War of the Worlds." The project will be produced by freshmen in the Kanbar Institute of Film & TV at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts for the Sound Image course. Rehearses and records Dec. 1-2; secondary sessions possible during week of Dec. 4. Works in NYC. Water and snacks will be provided. Seeking—“Mary” (Lead): Female, 30-45, the wife/mother of the family listening to the broadcast; “Charles” (Lead): Male, 30-45, the husband/father of the family listening to the broadcast; “Alice:” Female, 6-12, the daughter of the family listening to the broadcast; Announcer #1 (Supporting): Male, 30-45; Professor Richard Pierson/Orson Welles (Lead): Male, 25-35; Reporter Carl Phillips (Supporting): Male, 40-55; Reporter #1 & #2 (Supporting): Male, 25-40. Seeking talent from New York NY. To apply visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'TINY ANTS' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 1 - Tisch Animation is casting Tiny Ants, a short stop motion film about water rights of an indigenous tribe in Brazil's Amazon river basin. Note: Seeking Portuguese speaking actresses to voice the two lead roles. Voice over recording first week of December in NYC. Seeking—“Maria” (Lead): Female, 18+, Brazilian woman; 28; a surveyor working on the Tapajos river across from the Munduruku Indigenous land; ultimately, she is working on the beginnings of a Dam that will destroy the indigenous lands; she's all business and tries to separate herself from the implications of her job; must speak fluent Portuguese; “Samara” (/lead): Female, 10+, Munduruku girl; 10; a curious, overly talkative girl of the Munduruku tribe in the Amazon river basin; her positive nature is put to the test when she finds out what the surveyor, Maria, is really there for; must speak fluent Portuguese; preferably with a Norte/Nordeste accent. Seeking talent from New York NY. All voiceover, as this is an animated project. Be prepared to send an audio sample over email in Portuguese via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'REVOLUTIONARY GENTLEMEN: The ROCK OPERA' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 5 - Infinity Stage is casting a studio recording and a series of staged concerts, with 30 songs and 100 minutes of music, for this original story based on the life of Benedict Arnold. Rehearsals begin in May 2018, followed by studio recording, in the Lake Ridge VA area. Performances in fall. Singers split 30% of gate at performances and 30% of CD/mp3 sales. Seeking—“Peggy Arnold” (Lead): Female, 18-28, femme fatale; Ben's second, much younger wife, and lover of English Major John Andre; “Emily” (Supporting): Female, 18-38, Ben's English nurse in 1801 London; also serves as narrator; alto; “Muse” (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18-38, one of three mystical women who serve as a kind of Greek Chorus; George Washington (Supporting): commander-in-chief; Every Man (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 25-45, a minor role with lots of variety, he plays judge, soldier, announcer, party-goer; “Josephine” (Supporting): Female, 18-38, sassy sidekick to the peevish council president, Joseph Reed. Seeking talent from Lake Ridge VA; Washington DC. Include head shot and singing video (mp3 or link) via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

INTERNET RADIO STATION – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 7 - Womenincharg3 is seeking new submissions for airplay with Womenincharg3 Radio, an Internet radio station that plays female-only independent music artists. Online. The company charges a $25 fee for radio airplay. https://womenincharg3.com/radio-submission/ Seeking—Singers for Radio Airplay: Female, 18-45. Seeking talent from Nationwide/Worldwide. All female artists must submit directly to the website: https://womenincharg3.com/radio-submission/.

HEALTH CAMPAIGN VOICEOVER – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 9 - E. Legaspi is casting a public health message. Recording studio will be booked in the city you live in. Pays $300. Seeking—Professor/Scientist: Female, 25-40. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Please submit your audition to eldrich@rescueagency.com reading the script attached to this casting call with any of these audio file formats as follows: .mp3, .aiff, .wav.

Sample Script v.01:

It’s legal in California-so, let’s talk.

First, if you’re 21 or older, you can buy and grow cannabis within the legal limit.

But keep your bud in California. Under federal law it’s not legal, so don’t cross state lines with it, or use it on federal lands.

Also, landlords, employers, cities, and counties may have stricter rules than the state.

Now, be aware, marijuana use comes with risks…

If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, don’t use.

And when it comes to young people, it’s not okay, their brains are still developing and cannabis can have lifelong consequences.

Adults, if you choose to use, do it responsibly.

Store all cannabis products where children and pets can’t see or reach them.

Today’s weed is a lot stronger than it used to be. It affects everyone differently, especially edibles.

They can take hours to fully kick in.

And never drive while high, it’s dangerous, and you could get a DUI.

La COLOMBE DRAFT LATTE – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 10 - NYU Tisch School of the Arts is casting voiceover talent for a spec tabletop commercial for La Colombe Draft Latte, which involves product shots of the drink accompanied by voiceover of a French woman to represent the French roots of La Colombe coffee. Records sometime between late Nov.-early Dec. at a studio in NYC. Copy of completed product and voiceover files provided. Seeking—French Woman (Lead): 18-85, the voice of a French woman (accent necessary) describing the attributes of a coffee drink. Seeking talent from New York NY. Must have a voiceover reel that includes a French accent. Apply via backstage.com or contact the school.

'INTO The HEART Of INDIA' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 14 - Direct Pictures is casting Into the Heart of India, the latest documentary feature from filmmaker John Bush. Still in post-production, the film's creative team is looking for a young woman, approximately between the ages of 20 and 30, and preferably of Indian descent, to record a voiceover, in addition to being featured on screen in the film. Dates TBD in NYC. Pays approximately between $100 and $200/day, depending on actor's available hours. Seeking—Female Narrator (Day Player): 20-30, to be featured in an esteemed filmmakers' latest documentary feature. Voiceover and screen time. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit a headshot and resume, if interested, via backstage.com or contact the casting company. Video reels are welcome, but limit reel submissions to acting clips only (no singing or dancing clips necessary). If casting personnel receive your material and believe you to be a good fit for the role, a phone number will be provided to coordinate audition times.

'YELLOW WALLPAPER' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 15 - NYU Tisch School of The Arts is casting Yellow Wallpaper, a short, audio-only narrative drama about a young couple discovering and confronting a demonic being that lives inside the walls of their new home. This is the final project for an NYU Tisch Sound Image class and will be approximately 8 to 10 minutes long. Callbacks/Final Casting - Nov 20th; Preliminary Record Date - Nov 28th. Food, coffee, credit, and copy will be provided. SAG-AFTRA Student Film Agreement. Seeking—Wife (Lead): Female, 20-38, The lead female who becomes obsessed with and eventually controlled by the demon. Will also be playing the demonic voice. Her character should ideally be able to sound weak and passive and be able to strengthen and have full control; Husband (Lead): Male, 20-40, The lead male who tries to keep his wife under his control and prevent her from hurting their child. Would ideally be able to sound compassionate and also dominate. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit an audio project you've worked on or a video/film clip where we can hear you speak (specify which part is yours) via backstage.com or contact the school.

'The HOUSE On PUMPKIN DRIVE' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 15 - Syracuse University is casting voice actor for The House On Pumpkin Drive, an absurdist comedy/horror short film centered around a bizarre dinner party with an unusual cast of characters. Records TBD. Note: Film has been shot, looking for voice actor for intro sequence and trailer. Paid. Seeking—Voice Actor: Male, 18+. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Note if you can do the voiceover at home, as we are in Syracuse NY and may not be able to get you out here to do a recording. Reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGj1ZbM_4eQ.

 

FREE STUDIO SESSION (RECORD, MIX & MASTERING) – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 25 - RBS Productions is seeking singers and songwriters of all genres for free full record, mix & mastering studio session provided by RBS Productions. Original work required. Can work with applicant's availability in Atlanta GA area. Studio Session will take place inside Store front (this is not a home studio). Must be willing to travel to Dacula GA area. No compensation. Full copy of produced song available to talent. Seeking—Artist (Lead): Males & Females, 18+, must submit original work/lyrics; instrumental must be provided day of session. Seeking talent from Dacula, Atlanta GA. Must submit original work/lyrics. Instrumental must be provided day of session. Apply via backstage.com or contact the production company.

 

'ROOM 336' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 15 - UCLA Animation Workshop is casting the main narration in an animated short film titled, Room 336, about a student who goes insane after living with the most disgusting roommate imaginable. Final narration audio date TBD after auditions are complete. Location will be in Los Angeles. Pays: $150 for full final narration. Seeking—“Charles” (Lead): Male, 16-30. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Submit a sample audio using the given Narration Sample to crbland@comcast.net:

Narration Tone: Composed, yet mildly afraid and impatient. A call for assistance. Don’t be slow on the pacing at first, but start to slow down when you reach ‘his bedroom light’. Be worried for your safety.

“Mr. Waters, it is January 5th, and I’ve just moved back to my dorm after a month away for winter break. We’ve met many times before but for the last time - I implore you to hear me out once more.

I received an email a couple days ago saying that our room was vacant, yet that doesn’t seem to be the case because I noticed - his bedroom light - was still on - flickering from the bottom crevice of his door. Oh I can tell it’s him - for his presence is ominously evident.”

Narration Tone: Incredibly Frustrated, Rushing your phrases but still concise with each word.

“Everytime I try to call Aaron out, he just stares me in the eye with that grotesque face of his and doesn’t say a goddamn word. Until finally he just hobbles back into his room with that spiteful smirk, he’s so crazy that I’m gonna go berserk! ‘“I’m going to knock your ass out Charles!” “I don’t care Charles!” “You clean that up Charles!” “You don’t give me respect Charles!”. Word by word just another psychotic slur he spits out in the corner of his lonely bedroom. What did I even do for this!?”

Look at "ConnorBland - Charles.pdf" on backstage.com to get a better understanding of the specific character/tone.

'SIMS 4: BAD GIRLS CLUB' SEASON 2 – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 12 - BlackCinema is casting a new voiceover series containing 7 bad girls who are ruthless and try to work on themselves by living together. Note: Some characters' lines contain explicit language. Dates TBD. Parts will be self-recorded. Seeking—“Bonnie” (Lead): Female, 18+, an African & Jamaican bad girl; she is very feisty and outspoken. This character comes with explicit language (and actions that Bonnie does in the animation series such as fighting); “Choyce” (Lead): Female, 18+, the "Dominican spitfire," she is very sweet and nurturing but she can be a very evil bitch when she feels uncomfortable or down played. This character comes with explicit language that not everyone may be comfortable saying (and negative actions that Choyce does in the animation series such as fighting); “Kambria” (Lead): Female, 18+, also known as Kam; a black girl who is younger than her age. She is immature; she tries too hard to be real and that's her problem, and that mouth of hers leads her into conflicts all the time. This character comes with explicit language that not everyone may be comfortable saying (and negative actions that Kambria does in the animation series such as fighting); “Jess” (Lead): Male or Female, 18+, a masculine female who identifies as a male; she is very flirty with the other 6 females in the house. However, she is the peacemaker and will tell you how it is at any given moment. Character comes with explicit language that not everyone may be comfortable saying (and negative actions that Jess does in the animation series such as fighting); “Daloni” (Lead): Female, 18+, a New Orleans bouncer, she's known for twerking; she is very little but can put up a good fight. Must have New Orleans accent. Character comes with explicit language that not everyone may be comfortable saying (and negative actions that Daloni does in the animation series such as fighting); “Valencia” (Lead): Female, 18+, a black girl from L.A. who wants to be viewed by the audience as the realist and pursuing her wish by doing unnecessary things makes her a fan favorite and gets her into many conflicts. Character comes with explicit language that not everyone may be comfortable saying (and negative actions that Valencia does in the animation series such as fighting); “Sam” (Lead): Female, 18+, a bad ass white bitch, who preferably hangs around African American people because she feels as if that’s the race her personality clicks with. Sam is very outspoken and always ready to "get down." Character comes with explicit language that not everyone may be comfortable saying (and negative actions that Sam does in the animation series such as fighting). Seeking talent from Staten Island NY. Must have a working mic. Production states: "This is a distinct version of Oxygen's 'Bad Girls Club' series; you can find out more about it at http://www.oxygen.com/bad-girls-club."

POLITICAL SATIRE MINI-VIDEO – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 29 - Afterwords Ink is seeking voiceover talent for mini-videos of a political satire. Rehearsals and production to begin in early 2018 in Washington DC. Artists selected will be paid $50 for half day and $100 per full day of production and will be required to sign in advance an authorization permitting all rights to be owned by the production company for use. Seeking—“Donald Trump” (Lead); “Hilary Clinton” (Supporting); “Barack Obama” (Supporting); “Ivanka Trump” (Supporting); “Kellyanne Conway” (Supporting); “Stephen Bannon” (Supporting); “Jared Kushner” (Supporting); “Omarosa Manigault” (Supporting); “Vladimir Putin” (Supporting); “Kim Jong Un (Supporting); “Melania Trump” (Supporting); “Eric Trump” (Supporting); “Bill Clinton” (Supporting); “George Bush” (Supporting); “Jeff Sessions” (Supporting). Seeking talent from Washington DC. Ensure audio submission of your voice is on your Backstage page. Additionally, submit a sample of your voice in the character(s) for which you are applying.

 

 

 

 

OPEN MIC NIGHTS/JAM SESSIONS:

NEW YORK CITY LOCATION:

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

 

WASHINGTON DC AREA LOCATIONS:

Open Mic Nights hosted by TOM SAPUTO:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

PROMOTIONS:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

HEADSHOTS FOR ONLY $100***AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITTED TIME*** - NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - Bougie Shot aims to deliver clients quality headshots at an affordable price point while providing an enjoyable and comfortable experience. PROMOTIONAL PACKAGES: $100 one look/ $175 two looks/ $250 three looks/ $300 unlimited looks: • All pictures are high-quality and included in all the packages (hundreds of pictures)
• Free retouch per look.
• Our studio is located at Midtown West
• Free phone consultation prior to the photoshoot.
• Indoors and outdoors photos (the outdoors photos has tons of building on the background, including empire state building).
• Client can opt for a natural blurry background or backdrop background in their photos
• With absolutely no pressure payments are made in cash and after the photos are taken

Seeking—All Ages: Males & Females. If you have any questions or would like to book a session don’t hesitate to contact us at bougieshot@gmail.com Check our work on our Facebook page or Instagram @bougieshot Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

REFLECTIONS TALENT AGENCY, EUROPEAN TALENT – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 3 - Reflections Talent Agency is seeking European talent for Reflections Talent Agency. Company states: "Reflections opened in June 2012 and have fast become one of the top agencies in the industry. We have a reputation for providing clients with quality, hardworking talent. A reputation which we aim to continue. We represent a range of talent worldwide including; actors, voice artists, dancers and singers. Reflections are looking for talent worldwide with a focus on European talent. We receive many castings globally which means we are always keen to receive applications from people who are multilingual. We do however receive a high volume of applications and as much as we would love to respond to you all individually, it is not always possible." Dates based on booked jobs. Paid roles only. Seeking—Actors/Actresses (Lead): Males & Females, 16+. Seeking talent from London, England. Seeking talent who have at least 3 professional credits, a showreel, and professional headshots. Talent will not be considered without these included in submission. Apply via backstage.com or contact the agency.

 

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:

The NEW YORK PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY, SPRING SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS – NOV. 19 - The New York Performing Arts Academy is seeking prospective students for The New York Performing Arts Academy's Acting, Singing/Musical Theater, and Dance programs. Auditions are for potential full or partial scholarships, and admittance to the Performing Arts programs. Program runs in NYC. Full and partial scholarships available for Performing Arts programs. Seeking—Musical Theater Singers: 9+. Open Casting Call Nov 19 from 1pm-3pm at NYPAA @ Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018). Seeking talent from New York NY. Actors: Prepare a one-minute monologue of your choosing. Singing/Musical Theater: Prepare a song selection not to exceed one-minute time limit. Dancers: Prepare a selection not to exceed one-minute time limit. Arrive prepared and warmed up prior to arriving. Register for the audition at http://apply.nyperformingartsacademy.org.

 

'HAMILTON' STAR, ANDREW CHAPPELLE, WORKSHOP & AUDITION WORKSHOP With TAKE 3 TALENT AGENT – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 21 - A Class Act NY is seeking participants for a Hamilton and audition technique workshop with star Andrew Chappelle and a musical theater audition technique workshop with top NYC talent agent, Eddie Rabon of Take 3 Talent. Company states: “Part 1 is a 'Hamilton'-themed workshop with 'Hamilton' star Andrew Chappelle ('Hamilton,' 'Mamma Mia!,' 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert'). Andrew will teach a 'Hamilton' song and dance combo, host a Q&A, sign autographs, and take pictures with the students. Part 2 is a musical theater audition technique workshop with Eddie Rabon of Take 3 Talent, who is always on the lookout for fresh faces." Class is held Nov. 18 (two separate classes; Part 1: 10am-12:30pm; Part 2: 12:45pm-3:30pm) at Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave., NYC. No Pay. Participation fee required. Part 1: $160. Part 2: $95. Both sessions: $255. Seeking—Actor (Lead): 7-25. Seeking talent from New York NY. Visit www.aclassactny.eventbrite.com to register.

 

ENSEMBLE ARTISTS NYC FREE INTENSIVE WORKSHOP On The BUSINESS Of ACTING – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 23 - Ensemble Artists NYC is seeking participants for the Ensemble Artists NYC's Business of Acting workshop intensive. Director states: "You will learn the importance of following guidelines for industry-standard headshots and a resume 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." Workshop takes place once a week; ten people are selected at a time. The dates vary from week to week. Classes start at 9am and end at 12:30pm, Mon.-Sat., in Midtown Manhattan. The next date is Nov. 18 (9am). Workshop is free for 90 minutes. However, 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: 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."

 

SITI COMPANY – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 29 - SITI Company is seeking participants for SITI Company. Education Manager states: "Movement & Performance Intensive: How do you move from training to performance? Every day, SITI Company member Stephen Webber leads daily training in the Suzuki Method of Actor Training, applying lessons from this work to solo performance. This workshop allows time for each actor to work on material of their own choice, drawing on the Suzuki Method to support their work. Each actor will receive individual notes and attention. Then, we draw on Viewpoints vocabulary and somatic awareness in a Movement workshop led by company member Barney O’Hanlon. We will work on discovering our expressive bodies through somatic movement practices, learning to work as independent moving bodies as well as learning to move together. How many ways can we move both alone and together? We will explore how to move from exploration to setting movement material, a.k.a choreography. How do we choreograph our own material? We will also spend some time generating choreographic ideas for a performance. Where do the ideas come from? What do they look like? How did we arrive at this material? What is the source material? "Speaking Master Class with Ellen Lauren: End your year with a short burst of energy and exploration. Join SITI for three evenings of intense research and practice into the art of Speaking for the stage and examining its particular challenges. This class will be an investigation into the relationship between physical actions, sound, and speaking the written word. The work will involve a rigorous approach to help the actor create a rooted ‘body-voice’, fundamental to good stage speaking and derived from the Suzuki Method of Actor Training developed by Tadashi Suzuki and his Company SCOT. Emphasis is on maintaining a balanced focus on the imagination, the free flow of thought, making clear decisions in the body, and exploring the full range of expression in the voice." The Movement & Performance Intensive takes place Nov. 6-17 (Mon.-Fri., 10am-1:15pm) at SITI's studio in Midtown Manhattan. The Speaking Master Class takes place Nov. 30-Dec. 2 (7pm-10pm) in SITI's studio in Midtown Manhattan. No pay. Tuition fees apply. Education Manager states: "This is not a paid workshop, but it is an opportunity to get to know SITI's two main training forms used in the creation of SITI shows. To learn more, please visit www.siti.org/training." Seeking—Performers: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Visit www.siti.org/workshops to apply. You can reach out to Megan Hanley at training(at) siti.org with any questions about the workshops.

 

'DEAR EVAN HANSEN' INTENSIVE – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 29 - WERK WITH BWAY is seeking participants for a Dear Evan Hansen intensive. CEO states: "Work with the stars from Broadway's Tony-winning hit on your contemporary musical theater audition songs in 'Vocal Technique' and 'Acting The Song,' receive three new auditions songs chosen specifically for you in 'Build Your Rep,' get the inside scoop on the audition process in 'Business for Actors' and 'Audition Technique,' and learn music from Dear Evan Hansen from the show's musical director. This is your big moment to 'be found!' "Faculty includes Natalie Weiss (Broadway's 'Dear Evan Hansen' (Virtual Community), 'Everyday Rapture'; YouTube's 'Breaking Down The Riffs'), Jamibeth Margolis (Broadway casting director for the original companies of 'The Phantom of the Opera,' 'Cats,' 'Les Misérables'), Ben Cohn (music director and conductor for Broadway's 'Dear Evan Hansen,' Associate Conductor for Broadway's 'Wicked') and more TBA. Featuring masterclasses with the stars of Broadway's 'Dear Evan Hansen.' Stay tuned for an announcement of our starry masterclass line-up." Runs Dec. 26-30 (10am-6pm, with breaks for lunch) at Nola Rehearsal Studios, 250 W. 54th St., NYC. Tuition: $1095. After Nov. 17, tuition increases to $1195. Seeking—Musical Theater Performers: Males & Female, 14+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Werk With Bway is a by-application and by-audition only program. To submit for the "Dear Evan Hansen" intensive, fill out the application at http://bit.ly/2yfoE9X. Submit by Dec. 5 for full consideration. Latecomers can submit until Dec. 19; however, casting cannot guarantee that your application will be considered.

 

CHARACTER TRANSFORMATION INTENSIVE For TV/FILM And STAGE With LONDON’s MASTER TEACHER GILES FOREMAN & FREE SEMINAR In NYC And L.A. – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 30 - Actors Movement Studio & Giles Foreman Center for Acting is seeking participants for a character transformation Intensive for TV/film and stage with London’s master teacher Giles Foreman. Coordinator states: “Colin Firth says: 'A revolutionary but entirely practicable approach to our material. I still cannot do my job without it!.' Giles Foreman returns to L.A. and NYC guest artist of Actors Movement Studio NYC for intensive five-day introductory workshop to Yat Malmgren's and Laban's method of transforming character. Devised for actors, directors and others wishing to learn and explore in-depth the technique and system of psychological typology which brings together Laban and Stanislavsky and analyzes inner motivation and outer expression leading to the detailed and accurate construction of character. Students of the work include: Anthony Hopkins, Sean Connery, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Michael Fassbender, Paul Bettany, Tom Hardy, Anne Marie Duff, Geraldine James, Frances de la Tour, Tara Fitzgerald, Helen McRory, and more. "Giles Foreman, one of the leading acting coaches in the U.K. and throughout Europe, is a specialist in the Methodological approach to acting, who studied and taught with Yat Malmgren and Christopher Fettes, founders of London’s renowned Drama Centre. Master Teacher workshop will consist of the first-level basics, and how to use the process of physical, rhythm, time, space, and qualities to create a vivid character." Free seminar Nov. 18 in L.A. L.A. five-day intensive in Yat Malmgren/Laban System of transforming character from Nov 18-22. Free seminar Nov. 25 & 26 (7pm-9pm) in NYC. NYC four-day intensive in Yat Malmgren/Laban System of transforming character from Nov. 24-27. No pay. Fees may be required. Nov. 5: Early-bird discount. Seeking—Students: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA; New York NY. Submit electronically to GFCANYC@gmail.com

 

KIDVILLE – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 1 - Kidville Montclair is seeking a guitarist-singer for Kidville Montclair. Director of Programs states: "Kidville is a team-oriented place where everyone is committed to families and kids having a positive experience. Each person who works at Kidville plays an important role in making that happen. Your pleasant attitude, willingness to help others, and commitment to our high standards of service are the foundation of a positive experience for you, your team members and our member families. "Reporting to the Early Childhood Development Manager, the primary functions of the Teacher include: executing lesson plans; building positive relationships with children, parents, co-teachers, and all Kidville team members; being punctual and prepared for classes; accurately completing all necessary class work and paperwork; and attending and participating in professional staff development. Outlined below are the main job duties of a teacher including descriptions for all lead teaching positions and Rockin’ Railroad positions." Must be available Wednesday & Saturday mornings (9am-12noon). Position will require Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & possibly Friday mornings (9am-12noon) in Montclair NJ. Pays: $17-$25/hr. Seeking—Guitarist-Vocalist (Lead): Males & Females, 18-40, Special Qualifications for Rockin’ Railroad Guitarist/Vocalist: must play guitar and sing well and have solid knowledge of fundamental chords; must have knowledge of multiple styles of music; must follow outlined choreography; must know how to operate and troubleshoot the sound system accordingly; theater background and/or experience playing in a band is preferred; must be able to learn material by listening to MP3s and reading chord charts. Seeking talent from Montclair NJ. Apply via backstage.com or contact the school.

 

'HAMILTON' STAR ANDREW CHAPPELLE, 'HAMILTON' WORKSHOP – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 1 - A Class Act NY is seeking participants for a Hamilton workshop with star Andrew Chappelle in Alexandria VA. Company states: “Don't miss your shot at working with Andrew Chappelle ('Hamilton,' 'Mamma Mia!') in a 'Hamilton'-themed workshop. Andrew will teach a 'Hamilton' song and dance combo, host a riveting Q&A, take pictures with students, and everyone will leave with an autograph." Workshop is Dec. 6 (5pm-7:30pm) at Bryant Alternative High School Auditorium (2709 Popkins Lane, Alexandria VA). No pay. $160 participation fee required. Seeking—Actor (Lead): 7+. Seeking talent from Alexandria VA; Washington DC; Baltimore MD; Richmond VA. Visit www.aclassactny.eventbrite.com to register.

 

FREE TALENT REPRESENTATIVE WORKSHOP With LEGIT TALENT AGENT – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 1 - The Actor's Project NYC (TAPNYC) is seeking participants for What Are Agents Looking for at Showcases?, a free industry workshop as part of "Coffee & Tea with TAPNYC," a monthly meet-up hosted by Bobby Holder (founder-co-director of TAPNYC, talent manager at TTE, and author of "Out of the Blue"), and the TAPNYC directing team: Maureen Toomey, Duvall O'Steen, John Maddaloni, and Joe Naples. Production states: "TAPNYC has assisted hundreds of actors in landing representation through industry showcases. Event attended by talent agent Zachary Durand of The Talent House, who attends TAPNYC showcases. The workshop will also go over the steps to landing representation through TAPNYC Industry Showcases." Workshop is Dec 1 (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) in NYC. No pay. Workshop is free. Seeking—Actors and Singers Seeking Representation Through Showcases: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. It is mandatory for participants to email a digital copy of their headshots and resumes (to info@theactorsprojectnyc.com) and bring two hard copies of their headshots and resumes to the workshop. For more info, email headshots and resumes to info@theactorsprojectnyc.com. In the subject line, include "Meet TAPNYC & Industry." Note: Only accepting submissions from actors who have not attended previous TAPNYC seminars and/or workshops. Non-Equity/may be a member of other unions. Add info@theactorsprojectnyc.com to your address book to ensure that the confirmation lands in your inbox. No late entry. Do not request to leave early. Participants are asked to remain for the entire workshop.

 

BEFORE BROADWAY TALENT SHOWCASE At 54 BELOW – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 1 - Camp Broadway is Before Broadway, Camp Broadway's unique 75-minute amateur talent showcase presented at the famed 54 Below. Communications coordinator states: "This one-night-only event features a Broadway veteran host and an ensemble of 15 aspiring performers, ages 18-25, who have been cast through a national online search by a team of Broadway professionals. To prepare for their semi-professional New York stage debut, the Before Broadway ensemble will take part in a three-day rehearsal led by experienced coaches who will help the actors prepare the songs and scenes that have inspired their dreams of a career on Broadway. This exciting evening at Broadway's hottest cabaret will have an audience that includes casting agents and talent managers, theatrical producers, family, friends, and future fans of these emerging talents." Rehearses Jan. 26, 27, and 28 (approximately 8:30am–5pm) at Pearl Studios in NYC; performs Jan. 28 at 54 Below in NYC. Program tuition of $1,695 if selected. This includes: Three days of rehearsal (Jan. 26-28); 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; 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://app.getacceptd.com/campbroadway. Visit http://www.campbroadway.com/before-broadway-video-audition/ for more info.

 

IN STUDIOS – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 1 - IN Studios is seeking participants for Improvisation for Actors - Book More Jobs. Company states: "Improvisation 5.0 is a unique technique designed to help actors fast-forward their career success. Our proven training method consistently helps our members stand out in the audition room and book more jobs, whether they are veterans or brand-new to acting. We are currently auditioning for select scholarships for our unique, professional training and team." Classes run in the winter in NYC. No pay. Fees are required to participate. Company states: "This audition is for a scholarship for training at a reduced price of $100-$150." Seeking—Participants (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York, NY. For more info and to request an audition, visit http://instudios-nyc.com/in-1/.

 

ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY & ATLANTIC ACTING SCHOOL – DEC. 1 DEADLINE - Atlantic Theater Company & Atlantic Acting School is seeking students for Atlantic Theater Company and Atlantic Acting School. Coordinators state: "We are pleased to announce the Practical Aesthetics Scholarship. Full and partial scholarships will be awarded to our Professional Conservatory Program (Full-Time or Evening). This prestigious scholarship award celebrates over three decades of Atlantic’s innovation and will be awarded based on merit. Must be 18+ to apply. The deadline for the full application is Dec. 1. Three scholarships available: Practical Aesthetics Full-Time Conservatory, Practical Aesthetics Full-Time Conservatory for International Students, and Practical Aesthetics Evening Conservatory. "Simple, honest, and straightforward, Practical Aesthetics is both an acting technique and a philosophy. The technique demystifies the process of acting by giving the actor a very clear set of analytical and physical tools. The philosophy teaches self-reliance, professional work habits, and mutual support and respect between artists." Full-time and part-time conservatory programs in NYC. Seeking—Full-Time conservatory Students (Lead): 18+, the Full-Time Conservatory is a two-and-a-half-year program which provides actors with a solid acting technique, professional habits, performance experience, and support in entering the profession. Designed for the student seeking rigorous and rewarding training in a respectful and disciplined environment, this intensive program introduces students to professional-level ensemble work and teaches them how to build a successful career in the theater, film and television. The training produces skilled, brave actors intent on truthful storytelling, and generous, collaborative ensemble members adept at producing their own work; Evening Conservatory Students (Lead): 18+, the Evening Conservatory provides concentrated, rigorous training in the Atlantic Technique for the working actor. This three-semester program includes classes in Script Analysis, Performance Technique, Moment Lab, Improvisation, Voice, Speech, Viewpoints and Suzuki, Acting for the Camera, Business, and production rehearsals. The third semester culminates with a performance opportunity in one-act plays for an invited audience. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Email Admissions@atlantictheater.org the following: scholarship application requirements: headshot and resume; link to video audition (emailed separately to admissions@atlantictheater.org, with subject line: PA Scholarship – [Your First & Last Name]): Audition material should show you performing a one- to two-minute monologue from a full length contemporary (published 1950-present) stage play; one letter of recommendation (letters of recommendation should be from teachers, colleagues, employers, or professionals who can attest to your work ethic, talent, and dedication to your craft); artist statement (in honoring the Atlantic motto “create your own work,” write a 500-word essay/artist statement about the work that you desire to create as a theater artist and how the Practical Aesthetics philosophy fits into your vision); and scholarship statement: Whether it be need-based and/or merit based, this is your opportunity to tell what makes you unique and deserving of a full scholarship. Keep Scholarship Statement to approximately 250 words.

 

CASTING DIRECTOR CESAR ROCHA (CSA) MUSICAL THEATER AUDITION MASTER CLASS – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 2 - A Class Act NY is seeking participants for an audition technique masterclass with casting director Cesar Rocha (CSA, Artios nominee). Classes will be separated by age: 7-11, and 12+. Artistic director states: “Sing for top NYC casting director, Cesar Rocha, who will offer one-on-one feedback and coaching on your musical theatre audition technique. Aside from learning proper audition technique and protocol, hone your acting through song skills, find out if your cut shows off your personality and vocal range and learn how to create strong cuts for auditions. Moreover, there will be a Q&A about the business. Telsey is one of NYC’s premier casting offices and the team at Telsey is responsible for casting many Broadway shows, national tours, films, TV series, commercials and voiceovers. Classes are for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field." Workshop is Dec. 2 (ages 7-11, 10:30am–2pm; ages: 12 & up, 2:30pm–6pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., NYC). No pay. $195 participation fee required. Seeking—Actor: 7-25. Seeking talent from New York NY. To apply, visit backstage.com or contact A Class Act NY.

 

METHOD ACTING WORKSHOP – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 7 - TheMihutMethod is holding a Four 2-day-Method Acting Workshops (4 sessions available in December 2017) with the Actor’s Studio lifetime member and on-set acting coach, actress and acting teacher Mihaela Mihut. Session 1: Dec. 1 (Fri) and 2 (Sat), 6pm-9pm; Session 2: Dec. 5 (Tues) and 6 (Wed) 6pm-9pm; Session 3: Dec. 8 (Fri) and 9 (Sat), 12noon-3pm; Session 4: Dec. 12 (Tues) and 13 (Wed) 12noon-3pm. *Each session is a total of 6 hours between the two days (3 hours per day). You may register for more than 1 session at a time. Learn the #themihutmethod For actors, directors, writers, For other professionals, Transform yourself in only 2 days, Discover and surprise yourself, Be unforgettable in auditions. Experience benefits & results. Held in New York City! Contact us for more details: 917/710-6411, mihutmh@gmail.com Seeking—Actors, Writers, Directors and Professionals. Must contact mihutmh@gmail.com Seeing talent from New York NY. To apply, visit backstage.com or contact TheMihutMethod.

 

AUDITION WORKSHOP With BROADWAY's FARAH ALVIN – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 7 - Broadway Tutors is seeking participants for a December Master Class with Broadway and off-Broadway star Farah Alvin. Farah has appeared in five Broadway shows: "It Shoulda Been You," "Grease!," "Saturday Night Fever," "The Look of Love: The Music of Burt Bacharach and Hal David," and the Tony Award-winning revival of "Nine," in addition to Madison Square Garden’s "A Christmas Carol." Off-Broadway, she has appeared in hits like "I Love You Because" and "The Marvelous Wonderettes" (which earned her a Drama Desk Nomination). Coordinator states: "For this master class, she will be bringing her breadth of knowledge as a vocalist and performer, to give our students insight into the lifestyle and skills necessary to have a long-term career as a Broadway performer. This workshop will focus specifically on Music Theatre Audition Technique. This is not simply a place to be seen--it is a safe space to help you work through your doubts, fears, and questions. If this sounds like you, there are two ways to experience the workshop. We have eight spots available for people who want to sing ($50 for general public/$15 for regular Broadway Tutors students) and we can accommodate up to 10 auditors ($10 for general public/free for regular Broadway Tutors students). There will be a 20-minute Q&A, where both singers and auditors can ask Farah questions about the industry, followed by eight master class-style coachings. All attendees must be registered. Drop-ins will not be allowed." Workshop is Dec. 6 (7pm-10pm) at Ripley Grier Studios NYC. No pay. Participation fee required: $50 to participate in the master class, $10 to audit. Seeking—Actors: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Register at www.broadwaytutors.com/monthly-workshops.

 

HAMILTON WORKSHOP With 'HAMILTON' STAR ANDREW CHAPPELLE – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 10 - A Class Act NY is seeking participants for a Hamilton workshop with star Andrew Chappelle in Cape Cod MA. Company states: “Don't miss your shot at working with Andrew Chappelle ('Hamilton,' 'Mamma Mia!') in a 'Hamilton'-themed workshop. Andrew will teach a 'Hamilton' song and dance combo, host a riveting Q&A, take pictures with students, and everyone will leave with an autograph.” Workshop is Dec. 10 (11am–1:30pm) at Cape Cod Dance Studios (23 Q South Yarmouth MA). No pay. $160 participation fee required. Seeking—Actor (Lead): 7-65. Seeking talent from Barnstable County, Boston MA; Newport, Providence RI; Worcester, Yarmouth MA. Visit www.aclassactny.eventbrite.com to register.

 

AGENT INDUSTRY NIGHT With 4 TOP AGENTS – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 11 - A Class Act NY is seeking participants for an agent night with four top NYC agents. Artistic director states, “Adult actors, ages 18 and over, will work with four top bicoastal Agents: Barry Kolker of Carson-Kolker; Madison Roberts of The Mine; Shirley Faison of Carson Adler; Harrison Post of Harden Curtis Kirsten Riley. These agents represent actors for theater, film, TV and in some cases, commercials and voiceover in addition to legit work! The Agents will offer feedback and coaching on mock auditions. The agents are always looking for fresh faces. Optional: Tweak your material with ACANY coaches before the agents arrive." Actors will perform one of the following pieces for the agents: a one-minute monologue of your choice OR a 16-bar cut of a musical theater song. Accompanist provided for singers. Come with your material already prepped and fully memorized. Monday, Dec. 11. Pre-Audition Prep: 6:30pm–7:30pm (optional); Agent Session: 7:30pm–9pm at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave, New York NY 10018). No pay. $125 participation fee required. Seeking—Actors: Ages 18 & Up. Seeking talent from New York NY. To apply, visit backstage.com or contact A Class Act NY.

 

BROADWAY ARTISTS ALLIANCE ADULT PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 20 - Broadway Artists Alliance is seeking participants for the Adult Professional Workshop, an advanced musical theater program for recent college graduates and professional adults who wish to continue their training while making connections in the professional world (will also consider current college students approaching their junior or senior years, and Masters candidates with strong credits). Participants study voice, acting, dance, and “the business of the business” with Broadway performers, directors, choreographers, and top NYC industry. Artistic director states: "The workshop culminates in an industry showcase where students perform solo and group material for NYC’s top casting directors, agents and, managers, and receive individual feedback. This workshop is designed to springboard your career and expand your professional network in just four intense days of professional training." Workshop runs Jan. 10-13, 2018 in NYC. No pay. Tuition: $895 ($795 early tuition price, if paid by Nov. 15). Seeking—Students: Males & Females, this program is open to all students ages 18+. Seeking talent from New York, NY. Visit https://www.broadwayartistsalliance.org/programs/adult-professional-workshops/ to apply and for more information.

 

SUBSITUTE TEACHER For PRIVATE SCHOOLS – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 22 - Manhattan Staffing is seeking candidates who have experience working with children to cover various grades from Nursery to 12th at NYC private schools. Starts ASAP (8am-3:15pm) in NYC. Pays $100 per day. Most schools provide lunch. Substitute Teachers for NYC Private Schools. Seeking talent from New York NY. College degree and experience working with children required. Flexible schedule. To apply visit backstage.com or contact Manhattan Staffing.

 

The CAMP BROADWAY KIDS ENSEMBLE – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 22 - Camp Broadway is seeking kids ages 12-16 for The Camp Broadway Kids Ensemble, a musical theater performance group comprised of 60 theater-loving kids, ages 12-16, to be featured at The New York Pops' 35th Birthday Gala at Carnegie Hall. Making their 11th appearance at this annual star-studded event, The Camp Broadway Kids Ensemble will perform under the baton of The New York Pops Music Director Steven Reineke. Rehearses Apr. 28 & 29, 2018 (8:30am-5pm); dress rehearsal and performance April 30 (approx. 9:30am-conclusion of performance at 9:30pm) at Carnegie Hall in NYC. Program Tuition: $595. This includes: two days of rehearsal; dress rehearsal and performance at Carnegie Hall; Carnegie Hall orchestra rehearsal; meet-and-greet with special guests; lunch and snacks; and Camp Broadway T-shirt costume by a Broadway costume designer. Seeking—Camp Broadway Kids Ensemble Cast Member (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 12-16. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Visit https://app.getacceptd.com/campbroadway for specific details on what is to be included in your video, and how to submit your audition on Acceptd. You will be asked to sing a provided cut of "Magic To Do" and perform specific choreography demonstrated through video tutorials. You must perform the song and choreography provided. Auditions with other songs or choreography will not be considered. Visit http://www.campbroadway.com/ny-pops-gala-video-audition/ for more info on the event.

 

The WOMB, MOVEMENT WORKSHOP – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 1 - Cemre Su Salur, actor-performance artist-dancer, is casting The Womb, a movement workshop inspired by 5 Rhythms & Grotowski techniques; it is an experimental exploration of our physical expression. Performance artist states: "Finding a space where we can surrender to fully express and let go can be challenging nowadays. This workshop invites you to go on a journey in seven flows, designed to release both physically and emotionally with music throughout the process. These seven flows are just textures and imagination triggering elements, which will allow the body to find release. The purpose of The Womb is to help the performative body to break out of habits in a space that is safe, tribal, and inviting. This workshop for the first few rounds will only be open for individuals who are female, or who identify themselves as female. As an artist, I've always been interested in the female body. How it occupies space and how it has been existing throughout history. How rigid traditions, countless rituals, shame, guilt, and fear have left their marks on our bodies and souls. With this workshop I aim to allow female bodies to create space to surrender, share and explore their unique female memory." Date and time TBD at Lucid Body House, 230 Lexington Ave., NYC. This will be a weekly, ongoing workshop. No pay. Fees: Early Release: $15; Second Release: $20; Final Release: $25. Minimum ten participants. Seeking—Participants: Female, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. To learn more about the coordinator's work, visit http://voidthemovementproject.tumblr.com or http://cemresalur.wixsite.com/cemresusalur. Submit electronically for more information about payment.

 

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

 

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

 

The SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY's ONE YEAR MFA PROGRAM – FEB. 3 – CHICAGO - 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." Program runs in Washington DC. Cost: $39,267. Program Coordinator states: "31.4% the cost of the national average for an Acting MFA. Scholarships available." Seeking—MFA Students: Males & Females, 18+. Audition by appointment Feb 3 in Chicago IL. Visit ACA.ShakespeareTheatre.Org to submit your online application. Contact kwhite@shakespearetheatre.org for more information and to schedule an audition.

 

KIDS, 'The LION KING' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 1 - Disney Theatrical Worldwide is casting young performers for The Lion King. Elton John, music; Tim Rice, lyrics; Lebo M, additional music/lyrics-additional vocal score-vocal arrangements-choral dir.; Mark Mancina, additional music/lyrics-music produced for the stage-additional score; Irene Mechhi, book; Roger Allers, book; Ongoing West End and UK touring productions. Seeking—Young “Simba:” Male, 8-11, young lion; brave, athletic and energetic. Must be below 140 cm (4’6”) in height; Young “Nala:” Female, 8-11, young lioness; is brave, athletic and energetic. Must be below 140 cm (4’6”) in height. Seeking talent from London, England. The production is always looking for children to audition for its free Cub School training programme, which teaches children skills in acting, movement and singing to later audition to potentially play these roles professionally. The next Cub School auditions will take place in March 2018. To register, visit http://thelionkingauditions.co.uk/children-auditions. Applicants for Cub School must be between ages 8-11 and be below 140 cm (4’6”) in height. All children must live and be educated within a commutable distance of central London (a maximum of one-hour away). Children are not required to prepare anything in advance of the Cub School auditions. One parent or guardian must accompany each child to the audition and stay on the premises until the audition has ended. Cub School takes place once a week after school during term time. It is a free performance-training programme from which the roles of Young Simba and Young Nala are cast. During the programme, teachers who are associated with "The Lion King" train children in the disciplines of dance, voice, and acting. Training lasts for a minimum of eight weeks to a maximum of six months. Whilst winning a place in Cub School does not guarantee a part in the stage musical, it has proven to be excellent training for young people with the ambition to work on stage.

 

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