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Updated: May 13

BANDS/SOLOISTS/SHOWCASES:

CHICAGO COVER BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - A. Vachon is seeking an experienced Chicago-based female lead singer/performer to co-front an existing Chicago cover band. Note: Accepting submissions from Chicago area applicants. Once we get back to performing live, our shows are in/around the Chicagoland area only. Producer states: "Music is focused around the pop/dance/electronic/Top 100 hits of the 2000s, with remixed versions of popular '80s and '90s songs. The band has established booking support for fests, clubs, casinos, private/corporate events, etc. and typically performs 4-8 times a month. We are ideally looking for someone who lives locally in the Chicagoland area with an open schedule (i.e. not involved in other weekend projects, other bands, theater shows, etc.). You'll be co-fronting the band, so you'll be singing both leads and harmonies throughout the show. We're looking for someone who can bring energy to their performance and knows how to move rhythmically with the music while singing." Rehearsals are typically once a week (flexible; as needed) until the singer has learned and developed the show, located on the north side of Chicago in a residential area. Note: Self-study ability is important, and it is expected that all band members come to rehearsal prepared and having memorized their parts/lyrics. All shows are paid. Seeking—Singer/Front Person (Lead): Female, 24-39, with the following attributes: charismatic, confident rockstar vibe and presence; stage experience with a live band; ability and discipline to self-study and be fully prepared for weekly rehearsals (please see note below - rehearsals are postponed temporarily); experience and willingness to work with another singer; fairly open/flexible schedule, especially on weekends (day and night) for shows; comfort and proficiency with talking to an audience; dance skills that fit the music; a fitness level sufficient to deliver an energetic 2+ hour performance; experience or willingness to work with in-ear monitors; interest to be in a great band with pro-caliber people who focus on being successful. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. For consideration, submit with some background information on your musical experience, performance photos, or a current photo and an audio sample. Include any social media links if you have audio/video posted there.

GAYLE’s BROADWAY ROSE, BROADWAY VOCALISTS – NOTCIE EXPIRES JUNE 30 - Gayle's Broadway Rose is seeking Broadway vocalists for Gayle's Broadway Rose restaurant. Coordinator states: "Seeking super talented Broadway musical singers to become part of our team. We are a new restaurant concept featuring aspiring Broadway performers as singing waiters and waitresses. Hiring for full- and part-time positions. Will train to be a server; no wait staff experience necessary." Work dates TBD in NYC. Professional Pay range: $15-$30/hr. Seeking—Singing Waiters and Waitresses (Lead): All Genders, 18+, must be energetic and able to interact well with guests and other team members; will also collaborate with other team members to create and choreograph musical performances for guests. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com Submit a resume, headshot, and video of your best Broadway genre song. Auditions ongoing. For more info, visit the website.

 COMPANIES:

TRU 2021 COMBINED VIRTUAL AUDITION EVENT – MAY 12 DEADLINE - Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is seeking actors of all types, ages, and ethnicities for the annual TRU Audition Event, which will be attended by more than 60 NY area (and beyond) Equity and non-Equity producing companies, directors, and producers, and other individuals, including casting directors and agents. Casting will be for both current virtual productions and presentations as well as anticipated live productions. TRU notes that this is an opportunity to “be seen by over 60 people and companies that need you, in one audition.” Event runs remotely (11 a.m.-6 p.m. EST) on the weekend of May 22-23. Note: Musical auditions will be Sunday, May 23. The standard registration fee is $95 ($80 for AEA) Note: There is now an additional BACKSTAGE DISCOUNT of $20 with code BS-20. Submissions close May 12. The pay situations and Equity/non-Equity contracts will vary depending upon the productions that are casting. Seeking—Actors: 5+, all ages and all types. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). BackStage subscribers, use code BS-20 for $20 off until submission deadline of May 12! You will be given two minutes to perform two monologues or a monologue and a song. The first 80 applicants will be automatically accepted; after that priority is given to TRU members and Equity members, and others will be notified of acceptance after the May 12 deadline. For more info and an application packet, visit the website. For questions, send email.

UCY RADIO SHOW INTERNSHIP PROGRAM – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 22 - UrbaN CitY YouthH RadiO is seeking unpaid interns who appreciate English literacy and public speaking training and who have career goals for radio, television, and/or film for a Media Internship Program in which interns will be broadcast on a radio station as well as produce their own sizzle reel when they graduate. Media Internships are offered in radio, television & film. The first objective is to produce the Urban City Youth Radio Show which is scheduled to be broadcast Saturday mornings on KDYA beginning May 8. Production states: "The production process is simple. Intern teams assemble to select a topic (important to them) then shows are written, produced, recorded, edited and broadcast by the UCY Team. Interns learn how to write radio commercials, charisma as a host/co-host, proper on-air communication/clean speech, News reporting, on-air promotions, community calendar administration, special event fundraiser promotions and radio production protocol. All shows are screened by a quality committee before being greenlighted for public radio broadcast. Interns graduate with a professionally produced “Reel of Works.” This reel is a professionally polished compilation of their productions designed to enhance their resume while securing a strong competitive advantage that allows them access to any local or national Media company for paid internship/ career consideration. College scholarships are available for graduating seniors who choose to go on to college and where their “Reel of Works” can play a major role in admission consideration." About the Company: "We are Urban City Youth (UCY) (DUNS # 026729334) - a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides alternatives for youth and young adults to learn & practice media arts production in Music, Radio, Television, Film and Social Media. We promote Diversity Inclusion Training to implement programs that enhance social and intellectual development in arts & entertainment." Internships begin late April and run through high school graduation. Training runs all semester. Upcoming training runs into the summer months. Then another will begin in the fall. Training will be held both on-site at a radio station and in Zoom sessions. Students will meet in groups sometimes per zoom sessions. No Pay. Students will produce their own sizzle reel of their own works while at UCY which can be used for applying to other internships, colleges, etc. Seeking—On-Air Radio Talent/Producer (Staff/Crew): All Genders, 13-19, will function as a host/radio technician at a real radio station in the San Francisco Bay Area. Radio market #4 out of 301 Radio markets in America. We work to build confidence in public speaking and English literature (Urban City Youth) so don't overthink it. We build on strengths and enhance weaknesses in verbal communication where Radio is considered "Theatre of the Mind" because there are no pictures. You paint the pictures with what you say. Do you want to become the next Bay Area Radio Super Star? Seeking talent from Oakland, Richmond, San Francisco CA. No in-person casting call. For consideration, apply via Backstage. You can also visit the website. Parents/guardians must fill out the form on the website.

COMPETITIONS:

'SO YOU THINK YOU CAN SING SING-OFF," SEASON 2 – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 17 - Producers are casting male and female singers for Season Two of So You Think You Can Sing Sing-Off. Producer states: "The So You Think You Can Sing Season 2 series begins Thursday, April 15. Sign up for a shot at your own virtual concert (pays $250) and $50 every 3rd Thursday leading up to the concert. Two to ten singers will sing one of their best songs." Virtual sing-off begins April 15 (8:30pm) on Facebook LIVE; final sing-off is June 17 (8:30pm). Professional Pay: Pays $50 every third Thursday and $250 on June 17. Producer states: "We will CashApp the singer with the most votes $50 (every third Thursday through June 17). The final sing-off is Thursday, June 17 at 8:30pm and the best singer in the series will be instantly booked for the virtual End of Spring Fling performance on Friday, June 18. The gig pays $250." Seeking—Singer: 10+. Seeking talent from Newark NJ. Apply via backstage.com Submit a link to performance video(s) and pic.

SINGERS - CONTESTANTS For INTERNATIONAL HAMMERSTEIN YOUTH SOLO CONTEST – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 18 - Oscar Hammerstein Museum and Theatre Education Center is seeking singers, ages 5-23, to compete in the Hammerstein International Youth Solo Contest. All Genders, 5-23. Seeking talent Nationwide. Contest submissions will be submitted online. Registrations will be accepted at https://www.hammersteinmuseum.org/hammerstein-solo-contest. Registration opens: Nov 1; Registration closes: Dec 18. Semi-Finalists announced: Jan 15; Finalists announced: Jan 22; Winners announced: Feb 1. Age categories: elementary school, middle school, high school, college. Cash prize for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category. Apply via backstage.com or contact the education center.

OPERA/CHORUS/VOCAL GROUPS:

'FEAST Of St. ANTHONY' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 1 - Giordanoworks is seeking singers of Italian songs for a virtual Feast of St. Anthony. Production states: "Our church in New Jersey, Church of the Assumption, usually has a large Italian-style feast each year (think small San Gennaro Feast in NYC) but due to COVID restrictions our June 2021, the feast will be somewhat virtual. We are going to stream live on Facebook with different segments: Italian cooking demonstrations, Italian language class, recorded performances of individual or groups of singers doing Italian or Italian-American songs, etc. "Usually we have a few thousand attend our feast so we hope to have that many view the performances. We are starting with our search for singers. Normally our volunteer entertainment is from the area but since this is virtual, we are opening it up to anyone." Feast runs June 10-13 virtually on Facebook. No Pay. Seeking—Singer (Lead): All Genders, 25+, will present a video of themselves singing an Italian or Italian-American song. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Apply via backstage.com Include a song or two in your submissions.

SHOWS/STAGE/VIRTUAL:

'MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE To FRANK SINATRA – MAY 15 – CHICAGO/ARLINGTON HEIGHTS - Metropolis Performing Arts Centre is casting My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra (Summer 2021), conceived by David Grapes and Todd Olson, book by Todd Olson. Seeking strong non-Equity adult actors-singers-dancers and actors-singers who move very well and are open to/eager to learn various forms of movement. Particularly seeking BIPOC, all gender identities, and people with special needs and disabilities as actors for all roles. Production states: "My Way is an award winning musical revue featuring more than 50 songs recorded by ‘Old Blue Eyes’. It is not an impersonation, but rather a classy tribute to Frank Sinatra’s style, his era and some of the 20th century’s most beautiful songs. It is set in a stylish nightclub and performed by four singers who each bring out a facet of Sinatra with their vocal style." Rehearsals May 24-June 27 (weekly rehearsals include 6-10 p.m. Mon.-Fri, 1pm-6pm; Sat, and 6pm-10pm Sun. There is a designated evening off each week TBD before rehearsals begin; initial rehearsals will be held online); tech week June 28-July 1 (6pm-11pm), July 3 (11am-11pm), July 5-8 (6pm-11pm), July 12-14 (6pm-11pm), July 15-16 (3pm-5:30pm); performs July 15-Aug. 28 (standard performance schedule includes 7:30pm on Thur, Fri, and Sat; 3pm matinees on Sat and Sun. No 3pm July 17.) in Arlington Heights IL. Professional Pay: $1,640-$2,050. Seeking—Man #1 (Lead): 20-55, male-identifying. Leader of the pack. Is the center of the party and able to guide the audience through the life of Sinatra with ease. Smooth, classy and savors attention. Man #1 should have a rich strong velvety baritone voice in the Sinatra sound. Man #1 sings many of the Sinatra standards, so needs to have a feel for Sinatra’s unusual phrasing and distinctive vocal style, but not necessarily an impersonation. Should be able to dance or at the very least move extremely well. Tap dance skills are a big plus as there are several tap/dance breaks, but tap is not essential to be cast; Man #2 (Lead): 20-55, male-identifying. 1940’s big band crooner. Should have a strong legit lyric baritone voice and be an excellent part singer. Sings up to a G. Listen to the Sinatra recordings with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra to understand that smooth easy vocal style. Man #2 should also have a natural and unaffected flair for comedy as he carries much of the show’s humor and lighter moments. He spends much of the show trying to learn how to be “cool”. Moves well. Tap dance skills are a big plus as there are several tap/dance breaks, but tap is not essential to be cast; Woman #1 (Lead): 20-55, female-identifying. Represents the female-identifying version of Frank (“rat pack” period). She is classy, drips with style, and sophistication. Vocally she is a strong mezzo-soprano, who can also belt and has soprano capability. Her vocal style is based on great singers like Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, and Judy Garland. She sings through a wide range vocally and must also be a capable part singer. Should be able to dance or at the very least move extremely well. Tap dance skills are a big plus as there are several tap/dance breaks, but tap is not essential to be cast; Woman #2 (Lead): 20-55, female-identifying. Energetic and youthful. She represents the era's leading actresses. Vocally this character needs to have a smooth liquid big band sound of the 40’s. She is a mezzo-soprano but needs a strong soprano capability as well. She should be a capable part singer. Should be able to dance or at the very least move extremely well. Tap dance skills are a big plus as there are several tap/dance breaks, but tap is not essential to be cast; Understudies: 20-55, an understudy for each role will be hired as well. Open Casting Call May 15 at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre (111 W. Campbell Street, Arlington Heights IL 60005). Audition submission deadline Saturday, May 15. Callback Dates: Will be cast from online callback submissions, as well as possible virtual callback. Callback by invitation only. Seeking talent from Arlington Heights, Chicago IL. How to submit: Please let us know that you plan to audition by emailing your current headshot, resume, and any conflicts with the rehearsal/tech/performance schedule with MY WAY AUDITIONS in the email header to Metropolis Casting. Following that, by Friday, May 15 at 2:00pm, please submit a clickable link(s) of your self-tape for consideration. This link(s) should include the two (2) songs, the monologue, the dance footage, your dance styles, and dance ranking. The self-taped should be in a shareable format, such as an Unlisted YouTube link(s), that Casting can forward to the creative team. The self-tape submission may be submitted as separate links or a single link. Please make sure that your resume includes your vocal range, current phone number, and special skills. After reviewing Metropolis’ Standards & Procedures, we welcome you to share your comfortability with the rehearsal and performance process. Please let us know if we can assist with any accessibility accommodations or questions to facilitate the casting process. Casting questions and requests for online coaching can be directed to the same email as well. Casting Authority – Robin Hughes, Casting Director, Metropolis Casting. Materials to Prepare: To be considered for My Way, please prepare 16-32 bars of two songs in a jazz/blues big band style of the 1940s-1950s. Female-identifying actors’ songs should highlight their full range. Also prepare a 1-2 minute comedic contemporary monologue. Also, please share a link to any recorded dance footage of (or create) 4-8 counts of 8 that showcase your dance/movement ability. If a tapper, please include 16 counts of your tap skills. In your email, please list what styles of dance you have experience in, and where you would place yourself on a dance technique scale of 0 to 10 (10 being highly technical). In your resume, please also highlight special skills that apply to 1950s cabaret themes: performance-level musical instruments, ease with standup comedy, proficiency with close-up or related magic, etc.

'RENT' – MAY 22-23 – LEWISVILLE - Guyer Opera House is casting Rent, a non-union, community theater production. Note: We are looking for anyone that is looking to be a part of a strong theatrical cast. Rehearsals will be in the evenings. Rehearses TBD evenings; runs July 23-24 at 7:30pm, July 25 at 2:30pm, July 30-31 at 7:30pm and Aug. 1 at 2:30pm at Guyer Opera House, 110 W. Main St., in Lewisville IN 47352. No Pay. Seeking—“Roger Davis” (Lead): Male/Trans Male, 18-30, a struggling musician and former drug addict; he is reminiscent of Kurt Cobain; roommates with Mark in the loft and battles with being HIV-positive; vocal range top: A4; vocal range bottom: F2; “Mark Cohen” (Lead): Male/Trans Male, 18-30, filmmaker and video artist; knee deep in his own soul-searching, Mark is the typical young artist; he and Roger are roommates in the loft; a bit of a nerd; vocal range top: G4; vocal range bottom: A2; “Tom Collins” (Lead): Male/Trans Male, 18-35, a computer genius and liberal professor; he is a nurturer with a smooth and relaxed disposition; used to be a roommate in the loft and is HIV-positive; vocal range top: A4; vocal range bottom: F-sharp2; “Benjamin Coffin III” (Lead): Male, 18-35, the landlord of Mark and Roger's apartment building; a former roommate in the loft, Benny traded in his personal morals for power and wealth; vocal range top: F-sharp4; vocal range bottom: B-flat2; “Joanne Jefferson” (Lead): Female/Trans Female, 18-40, a public interest lawyer and headstrong lesbian; she is smart and purposeful in all her decisions; carries on a tumultuous relationship with Maureen; vocal range top: E5; vocal range bottom: G3; “Angel Dumott Schunard” (Lead): Male/Trans Male, 18-30, the eccentric HIV-positive street drummer; a drag queen with an incredible gift of dance and a magnetic personality; he becomes Tom's lover; vocal range top: A4; vocal range bottom: C3; “Mimi Marquez” (Lead): Female, 18-25, an HIV-positive stripper with drug addictions; slender and sickly, she conceals it all at her job in the local strip club; she lives in the same building as the loft; vocal range top: E5; vocal range bottom: E-flat3; “Maureen Johnson” (Lead): 18-30, an unpredictably zany performance artist. Maureen oozes sexuality and used to live in the loft; she has recently dumped Mark for Joanne; this role does "moon" people onstage; vocal range top: F5; vocal range bottom: C4; Ensemble (Supporting): All Genders, 18-40, these roles are large with many solos and parts; looking to cast eight-nine individuals. Open Casting Call May 22 from 2PM-4:30PM EDT and May 23 from 2PM-4:30PM EDT at Guyer Opera House (110 W. Main St., Lewisville IN 47352). Seeking talent from New Castle, Lewisville IN. This is a cold read audition. Music and text from the show will be provided for the audition. Must be 18 to audition.

'SOUL Of MOTOWN' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 24 - DDM Productions seeking African American male/movers (not actors) for Soul of Motown, a concert-style, high-energy show featuring the artists and top hits of the Motown era with solos, step-outs, and tight harmonies. Singers must be able to sing harmonies and be a strong mover. Casting is for productions in Pigeon Forge TN and Las Vegas NV; must be able to relocate. Rehearsals in Pigeon Forge TN. One cast for production in Pigeon Forge TN; one cast for production in Las Vegas NV. Note: Must be able to relocate to Pigeon Forge TN or Las Vegas NV for the duration of contract. Pays up to $125/show. Paid rehearsals. Projected five to six shows per week. Seeking—Leads, Step-outs, Ensemble: All Genders, 25-45, solos, step-outs, group harmonies; 1 Male, must be able to look between the ages of late 20s-45 and be able to sing leads and harmonies. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Apply via backstage.com or contact the production company. For consideration, in your cover letter, include date of availability; must submit demo/video reels, any audio reels, resume, headshot, and current full-body shot. Looking for singer/dancers/movers (not actors).

‘DAVID’ and ‘JESUS’ – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 27 - Sight and Sound Theatres is casting DAVID and JESUS. Production states: "David - Master Poet. Fearless warrior. Anointed king. After unprecedented victories lead to devastating failures, this passionate warrior will face the biggest battle of all: the one within himself. Experience one of the most legendary Bible stories as it comes to life in this brand-new stage production from Sight & Sound Theatres. Jesus - From the bustling streets of Jerusalem to the raging Sea of Galilee, 'Jesus' is an action-packed musical stage adventure for the whole family! Experience the greatest rescue story of all time as it comes to life on stage with massive sets, special effects and live animals in this original stage production from Sight & Sound Theatres" Rehearses Jan. 2022 in Lancaster PA (for David); and Jan. 2022 in Branson MO (for Jesus). Payment is Bi-Weekly. "Jesus"-Branson MO. 740.00/wk + (Depending on Experience and Size of Role). "David"-Lancaster PA. 840.00/wk + (Depending on Experience and Size of Role). Production states: "You will be considered a full-time employee, so benefits will include PTO, Health w/non-matching HSA, Life, Dental, Vision, non-matching 401k, Comp. Ticket Policy. Contracts are a year long." Seeking—All Roles: All Genders, 18+. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Auditions are by invitation only. To be considered, please refer to Sight & Sound's audition webpage for information and instructions. Click "auditions" at the bottom of Sight & Sounds' main webpage for access.

'RENT' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 29 - Possibilities Theatre Company is casting Rent. Synopsis: Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. We are excited to explore this show through the lens of social justice and the importance of human connection-- just in time for the show's 25th anniversary. All roles are currently available. Rent will have a talented ensemble of performers of varying sizes, abilities, gender-expressions and identities, and racial and ethnic-identities. We strongly welcome actors of all identities and experiences to audition for the role they gravitate towards. One of the beautiful things about this musical is that it paints a picture of the diverse population of New York, with that, we are looking to build a cast that is realistic and shows the beauty of being human. Music rehearsals begin the week of June 7; blocking rehearsals beginning the week of June 28; tech week will be July 31-Aug. 4; runs Aug. 5-21(Thursdays-Saturdays) at 7pm with tentative rain dates on Aug. 27 and 28 on the north side of Chicago, IL. Note: Actors will be called for between 3-5 rehearsals a week. Paid stipend. This production will rehearse and perform live, outside. All CDC coronavirus recommendations and requirements will be met, more protocols to be released as we begin audition process. Seeking—All Roles Available: 18+; “Roger Davis:” A struggling musician and former drug addict. He is reminiscent of Kurt Cobain. Roommates with Mark in the loft and battles with being HIV-positive; Mark Cohen: Filmmaker and video artist. Knee deep in his own soul-searching, Mark is the typical young artist. He and Roger are roommates in the loft. A bit of a nerd; Tom Collins: A computer genius and liberal professor. He is a nurturer with a smooth and relaxed disposition. Used to be a roommate in the loft and is HIV-positive; Benjamin Coffin III: The landlord of Mark and Roger's apartment building. A former roommate in the loft, Benny traded in his personal morals for power and wealth; Joanne Jefferson: A public interest lawyer and headstrong lesbian. She is smart and purposeful in all her decisions. Carries on a tumultuous relationship with Maureen; Angel Dumott Schunard: The eccentric HIV-positive street drummer. A drag queen with an incredible gift of dance and a magnetic personality. She becomes Tom's lover. NOTE: We are looking for a transwoman of color to play this role; Mimi Marquez: An HIV-positive stripper with drug addictions. Sickly, she conceals it all at her job in the local strip club. She lives in the same building as the loft. NOTE: We are looking for a Latinx actor for this role; Maureen Johnson: An unpredictably zany performance artist. Maureen oozes sexuality and used to live in the loft. She has recently dumped Mark for Joanne; Ensemble: The ensemble will make up the wide array of people in New York, including (but not limited to): homeless people, parents, people struggling with addiction, people living with AIDS, police officers, and business professionals. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. Fill out this form to schedule your audition, and we'll email you with a time in the next week or so. For questions or comments, send email. We look forward to getting to know you.

'DETROIT LIVE' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - Truly Young Production is casting Detroit Live, a new live-performing weekly show that goes through decades of music and artists from Motown. Performs every week from Tues.-Sat. Pay provided. Seeking—“Michael Jackson” (Lead): 26-40, must be able to sing and dance; “Whitney Houston” (Lead); Female, 25-40, must be able to sing; “Prince” (Lead): Male, 26-40, must be able to sing, dance, and do splits; “James Brown” (Lead): 26-50, must be able to sing and dance; The Temptations (Lead): Male, 26-50, five slots for this group role; The Supremes (Lead): Female, 26-40, three spots for this group role; Young “Michael Jackson” (Lead): 17-25, must be able to sing and dance; “Aretha Franklin” (Lead): Female, 26-40, must be able to sing; “Smokey Robinson” (Lead): Male, 26-40, must be able to sing; “Gladys Knight” (Lead): Female, 26-40, must be able to sing; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): All Genders, 18-30. Seeking talent from Conyers, Atlanta, McDonough, Athens, Covington, Lithonia, Dawsonville, Griffin, Marietta, Sandy Springs, College Park GA; New York NY; Miami FL; Austin TX; Chicago IL. Auditions in July. To schedule an audition, visit the Truly Young Production website. Rehearsal and show dates, schedule, and updates can also be found on website.

'PITCH BLACK,' DINING In The DARK – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 1 - Viral Ventures is casting Pitch Black an immersive blind-folded dining experience in cities all over the United States. Company states: "Note: One rehearsal and venue walk through Thursday shows, numerous weeks. Depends on the city. Need talent for the event in the following cities - Detroit, Milwaukee, and Miami starting May 20th. San Fransisco, Austin, Miami, Orlando, St. Louis, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh starting early June." Pay is $25 an hour for event days (4:30pm-10pm). Seeking—Singing Host (Lead): 18+, the Emcee of the night; will help guide the audience through their meal; will need to sing or play an instrument to serenade the audience. Seeking talent from Detroit MI; Milwaukee WI; San Francisco CA; Pittsburgh PA; San Diego CA; Miami, Orlando FL; St. Louis MO; Philadelphia PA; Austin TX. Apply via backstage.com or contact the production company. Include a video of you singing or playing any type of instrument. Also, explain why you would make a good host/emcee.

AMERICAN MUSIC THEATRE – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 12 - American Music Theatre is seeking singers, dancers, singer-dancers and instrumentalists for American Music Theatre (Lancaster PA). Production states: "A 1,600-seat celebrity concert venue that produces original productions throughout the year, is accepting digital submissions for their 2021 Christmas Show, Winter Wonderland. Rehearses Oct.; runs Nov.-Dec. in Lancaster PA. Pay TBD. Competitive salaries offered plus housing provided if needed (temporary housing for Musicians). Rehearsal Pay and Performance Pay is the same weekly rate. Payroll is bi-weekly. Contracts are offered on a per show basis. Seeking—Singers (Lead): All Genders, 18-55, must be energetic and versatile, with a star quality; ability to sing a variety of styles, pop/rock, country, musical theatre with an authentic sound; other specialty vocals welcome; submit contrasting styles- ballad and up tempo. Seeking talent from Lancaster PA. Apply via backstage.com or visit the website. Submit photo, resume, and digital materials. Slate in with a brief introduction of yourself. Slate in with a brief introduction of yourself.

PROMOTIONS/REPRESENTATION:

AUDITIONING ACTORS For OCT’21 TALENT WORKSHOP with TOP NYC AGENCIES – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 27 - MDM Management is seeking actors (ages 6-26) to participate in a two-day youth talent workshop and panel discussion in the DMV. Company states: "Over 200 NYC Agency contracts have been awarded to our participants, which include A-3 Artists Agency, Innovative Artists, Paradigm Talent, BMG Model & Talent, Carson Adler Agency, CESD , Clear Talent Group, Jordan, Gill & Dornbaum, and many more. In addition Talent have been offered management contracts with MDM Management in D.C. Success stories of former participants include: Emmy-nominated Asante Blackk, who starred in the Netflix mini-series 'When They See Us,' and now staring in the hit series 'This Is Us' on NBC; Rey Rey Terry, who has a featured role in the blockbuster sequel 'Wonder Woman 1984' starring Gal Gadot; Austin Wedderburn, who is set to star in the new Amazon Prime series, 'The Johnnie & Sander Stories, which will be airing in 2021; and Aidan Leibman, who was on two season of FOX's 'Mr. Robot' with Christian Slater and Rami Malek." Runs Oct. 2-3 in Washington DC. No Pay. Seeking—Actors, Singers (Lead): 6-26. Seeking talent from Washington DC; Virginia Beach VA; New York NY; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Furnace PA; Wilmington NC; Baltimore MD; Arlington WA; Richmond, McLean VA; College Park, Laurel MD; Sterling VA. Apply via backstage.com or visit the website.

NOW ACCEPTING TALENT SUBMISSIONS – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 30 - 5J Management is seeking talent submissions for representation with management company 5J Management. LA and NY locals only. All ages are welcomed to submit, but ideally looking for Kids, 18 TPY and 18-25. Works in L.A. and NYC. No pay. Unpaid. Seeking talent submissions: All Genders: 5-45. Seeking talent from Azusa, Los Angeles CA; New York NY. Apply via backstage.com

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

'AUTHENTICITY: The MUSICAL ALBUM' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 14 - Outer & Insanity Productions is casting voices for Authenticity: The Musical. Seeking voice talent for singing and voice work. Synopsis: When the queen of cancel culture realizes she is lacking a genuine connection, she must create a fake profile to finally make an authentic friend- the lonely nerd Hudson, who is bullied for being too emotional for a man. Your own remote studio and/or Los Angeles CA. Note: If you are not in LA you would have to have your own mic setup. No pay, but you will be featured as original cast in this all new musical. The musical is based off a film finished recently so will be already getting clout. You will also be featured on our instagram @Authenticity_Musical Seeking—“Simon” (Supporting): 20-66, a culmination of out of every toxic-masculine stereotype from high school films. Although his best friend, Hudson, isn't exactly cool, he will try to hold onto the friendship; “Paxton” (Supporting): 18-53, as if every stereotypical high school cheerleader got together in a room and morphed into one. She is constantly hiding behind her phone and aggressive social expectations she sets; “Aurora:” 16-49, the queen bee of the high school. Her biggest insecurity is not having a personality or be worthy of a genuine connection so she follows the leads of others around her, until she meets Hudson; “Denise” (Supporting): Female, 18+, an emotionally stunted, narcissistic dance mom to the lead; “Hudson” (Lead): 18+, a head in the clouds highschooler with codependency issues. A spongebob type, very optimistic and attuned to his emotions. Struggles to keep relationships; “Simon” (Voiceover): 18+, a culmination of out of every toxic-masculine stereotype from high school films. Although his best friend, Hudson, isn't exactly cool, he will try to hold onto the friendship; “Hudson” (Voiceover): Mal, 18+, a codependant-spongebob type high school guy. Very sensitive and attuned to his own needs; “Denise” (Voiceover): Female, 30+, an emotionally stunted, narcissistic dance mom to the lead; “Aurora” (Voiceover): Female, 18+, the queen bee of high school, dealing with repressed issues, but can be very grounded; “Paxton” (Voiceover): Female, 18+, A ditzy cheerleader type who really cares about her friends. Seeking talent Worldwide. Apply via backstage.com or contact the production company. For consideration, you will turn in your selected songs mp3 file, specific people will be chosen for callbacks to audition for the voice acting portion.

'SOUL And SUBSTANCE' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - Bryson Legacies are casting voiceover talent for Soul and Substance, a podcast. William Bryson, the founder of Bryson Legacies, is building a new production and wave of adventures using experiences of everyday people that have inspired him throughout his journey. Giving back to the community is his number one priority and he wants to hear from you – everyday people sharing their amazing journeys through life. Speaking on what events changed them, what helped them grow or what pushed them to trudge through hardship. This podcast will be different than any on the current market, because it will have substance, but more importantly – come directly from the soul. Accepting submissions until late Spring. Works remotely. Professional Pays $50-$75 for audio file. Seeking—General Voiceover: 18+; Non-specific. Looking for all different voices. Records remotely. Script: “What is Soul & Substance? It’s everything a conversation should be Real topics, real discussions, with everyday people, doing extraordinary people, doing extraordinary things and telling their stories in their words. No like buttons, no fanfare. Just real conversations from the soul…That have substance. We’ll see you in 2021!” Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Apply via backstage.com Submit an audio file, reciting the following script. Must have home studio or semi-professional equipment to submit. No computer or phone audio recordings, please.

VOICEOVER, (REMOTE) ACTORS/ACTORS In LA – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 30 - Ketsdever Studios is seeking voiceover actors (work from home) or actors based in LA! Production states: "We encourage anybody to apply no matter age, gender, sexuality, etc! Our instagram is @ketsdeverstudios & my actor instagram is @kaitlynketsdeverr. We're a new production company filled with positive and genuine creatives! Our crew has the education and experience needed for our projects and we have a lot of films, etc. in development and pre-production!" Works from home and in L.A. Pay depends if we win money from film festivals or competitions, etc. Seeking—Actors (Lead): 18+, actors based in one of these places: Los Angeles CA; Charleston SC; Savannah, Atlanta GA. LGBTQIA+ actors are always welcome. Any gender, body type, age, etc.; looking for a lot of variety; Voiceover Actors: 18+, a variety of voice actors to be cast in audio story podcasts and possibly animation in the future; “Ms. Dukes” (Voiceover): Female, 35-60, work from home position. anybody worldwide can apply, as long as you speak fluent English. A beautiful single mother of 4 three men and a Lil Lady, with a gorgeous smile with a personality that will brighten any room she walks in, with naturally curly hair wears hair in a natural curly afro, ponytail, or braids. An entrepreneur disabled with arthritis with bad posture, sometimes walks on the nicest canes, dressed to a "T" matching head to toe draped in diamonds and gold with designer handbags and eye frames. Strong-willed believer in God, motivational speaker, and talk radio show host. Ma Dukes will take you in, give you the shirt off of her back but for her children, her demonic side arises and murdering the son that took care of her brought out a totally different side. wears designer Fedora hats very versatile in style with her hair, nails, and her forever ever-changing look. She always says "You look good, you feel good." Jill Scott type; “B” formerly Ty (Voiceover): male, 18-23, Work from home, can apply from anywhere worldwide as long as you speak English fluently. Tall, thin, baby face, smooth, hilarious life of the party, everybody loves B, a laid back freestyle Iconic rapper and hustler who doesn't bother anybody until you bother him or his family, and keeps less savory company around him, a ladies man. Always wears designer tennis shoes and clothing. Wiz Kalifa type without all of the tattoos; “Ken” (Voiceover): Male, 25-35, work from home. can apply from anywhere in the world as long as you know English fluently. An extremely intelligent sociopath who hates his mother but loves her dearly, a very quiet and laid back rapper lyrical genius, not flashy at all. Natural curly hair usually wears braids to the back and eyelashes women buy and wear, very handsome. Dave East type without tattoos; Lady (Voiceover): 18-25, work from home. can apply from anywhere in the world, as long as you know English fluently. A gorgeous, slender, size 0 model fine and sexy a quiet young lady who has the singing voice of an angel is respectful but will knock your head off about her brothers and her mother. You will never see it coming. Tom Boy style dresses in joggers and Jordans. Megan Good gorgeous; “Evan” (Voiceover): Male, Gender-nonconforming, Non-Binary, Trans Male, 18-23, a 17 year old lanky and nerdy tech store employee. voiceover actor can be any of these genders: cis male, trans male, non-binary, gender-nonconforming; “Marty” (Voiceover): male, 27-35, Evan's boss. A frat boy who never grew up; “Linda” (Voiceover): Female, 42-50, A total 'Karen.' Bad with technology and ignorant; Virus (Voiceover): 18-60, A computer virus with a siri-like voice that attempts to possess humans. Seeking talent Worldwide. Apply via backstage.com or contact the studio. You have to include a video or audio reel on your profile to be considered. A monologue or short scene will do too if you don't have experience.

'WOLFE BROTHERS SAGA' – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 30 - Fiction for Adults is casting Wolfe Brothers Saga, about a husband and wife team, producing a romantic suspense audio drama. Recordings are made remotely. Professional Pay: $150/Hour; Discord participation required. Record remotely. Upload to Google Drive. Post share link in respective channels on Discord server. Compensation is through Paypal. Seeking—“Maggie Stewart” (Voiceover): Female, sassy, 20-something female, grew up on the right side of town, with money, and power (Mayor's daughter); after being gang-raped in high school, she resorted to a life of risk and promiscuity; she is the main lead in the series; some sexually graphic scenes will be required. Here is a link to a scene recorded with the original voice actor. This is as graphic is it gets. "Maggie" is a recast for her role later in the series. Sex scenes from this point in the story will be minimal and not as graphic. But this is ongoing story so there is always a possibility of future (more sexually graphic) scenes. If voicing sexually graphic scenes makes you squeamish, this isn't the project for you. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Apply via backstage.com or audition here.

OC HIT, RECORDING ARTIST – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 30 - OC HIT is seeking artists to join OC Hit, a recording company. Company states: "We are growing fast and expanding our artist roster, looking for the next big recording artist! OC Hit is a subsidiary record company to Sony Music Group, a full-service facility providing the highest quality opportunities including recording, mixing, mastering, distribution, PR/marketing, artist management and our critically acclaimed songwriting and development camps. If you want to take your career as a musician, producer, singer or songwriter to the next level - you might be exactly what we’re looking for!" Works in Tustin CA. No pay. Seeking—Recording Artists (Lead): All Genders, 5-50. Seeking talent from San Juan Capistrano, Los Angeles, Tustin, Orange, Anaheim, Dana Point, Laguna, Irvine & San Diego CA. Apply via backstage.com or visit the website. Send your age, location and social media.

'RELYING ON BENJAMINS' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - Relying On Benjamins is casting multiple roles in the scripted musical comedy podcast Relying On Benjamins. Production states: "This series follows two best friends, Benjamin Feyler and Benjamin Ozwald, with their dashing canine companion, Ashton, who all embark on an epic musical adventure in a ridiculous and very detailed world." Talent works remotely. No pay. Seeking—Multiple Roles (Voiceover): All Genders, 18+, multiple roles that could grow into larger characters as the series progresses. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Apply via backstage.com or visit the website. Must have your own recording equipment to deliver clear audio. Production states: "I'll send you the lines/sides to record after you apply. You can send resume, and short cover letter."

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ULTIMATE VOCAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2021 – MAY 15 DEADLINE f/OCT. 15-18 – BURBANK - Ultimate Vocal Music Summit is seeking participants for Ultimate Vocal Music Summit. for "A highly focused three-day summit for gifted Protégée young singers who are ready to take their craft and careers to the next level. The accepted Vocalist, and or Singer-Songwriter will be mentored by highly renowned team celebrity coaches and entertainment professionals. The selected Auditions will be given the opportunity to coach by the celebrity team. The celebrity coaches will provide group and one-on-one training sessions, panel Q & A that will give you current insights into artist development, Vocal Styling, Staging, Dance, and the current state of the industry. Guidance in Songwriting, Production, Media management, interview techniques, how to connect to your audiences and band members, while always remaining focused on strengthening your vocal and presentation styles as an artist. The Ultimate Team of Celebrity coaches brings years of experience and success in the industry. Their diversity and expertise will bring out your best vocal, songwriting and artistic performance and our highly customized feedback will be to help you hit your performance goals. Hosted at the home of the Grammy Awards, the state-of-the-art CenterStaging studios in Burbank, California, the Summit will culminate with you performing, backed by an all-star band of Grammy-winning musicians, musical directors, arrangements by world-renowned composers, all coordinated to give your own unique performance and a promotional video for "YouTube. The finale Performance will be before Senior Casting Directors for American Idol, The Voice, Four, and other reality shows. Additional Casting directors from three major film companies and several of the top record company VP's. The top 3 will be awarded an opportunity to be part of the exclusive mentorship program with Grammy-nominated and Grammy-winning writers and producer teams. This is your opportunity to be cast in addition to a great learning experience and developing a key tool to move your career to the next level! Please only apply if you are serious about a career in music and film. You will need a photo, audio sample, video live performance to be submitted. Summit October 15-18 at CenterStaging in Burbank CA. $2,250 tuition fee required. Note: There is an opportunity to apply for scholarships and the registration fee has been waived for Backstage applicants. Please be aware the sooner you apply the better your chance to be accepted. Also, be aware the scholarships are limited, so if you need a scholarship and are seeking a partial scholarship you need to apply as soon as possible. Seeking—Singer (Lead): All Genders, 7-21, Singer-Artist-Performer; Singer-Songwriter (Lead): 7-20, Singer, Songwriter, performer, Artist. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States; Canada). First Round Applications and auditions accepted only till May 15. Submit name, street address, city, state, zip code, phone, e-mail, age, Parents contact if you are a minor and the following: 1) Tell us about your previous experiences (musical, vocal training, etc.); 2) Do you play an instrument? If yes, explain; 3) Share with us a little about yourself and what makes singing so important to you; 4) What do you hope to achieve and where would you like to be in a year from now? What do you hope to accomplish during your three days of vocal and performance training with our experts? 6) Other examples of you singing (Vimeo, YouTube, etc.) Submit this application.
If you are applying for a partial scholarship, mark it Scholarship request and or financial assistance. Must receive Applications no later than May 15, 2021, first-round May 30, 2021, second round Aug. 30, 2021. We all look forward to hearing from you. Please note Ultimate Vocal Music Summit 2021 is subject to change depending on the state of pandemic and stay-at-home orders.

ATLANTIC ACTING SCHOOL SUMMER INTENSIVE 2021 – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 16 - Atlantic Acting School is seeking talented actors to submit applications for Atlantic Acting School's Summer Intensive program, now being accepted through May 15! Director of admissions states: "Our summer programs present students with the opportunity to gain a working and rigorous understanding of the Atlantic technique, practical aesthetics, and to immerse themselves in a lifelong community of dedicated actors. "An ambitious five-week course (July 6-Aug. 6, 2021), the world-renowned Summer Intensive fully immerses students in Atlantic Acting School's signature acting technique and collaborative approach to truthful storytelling Monday through Friday with a guest class offered on Saturdays. Students work with dramatic texts and are instructed in a disciplined approach to script analysis and working truthfully moment to moment. These skills are brought together in a classroom performance of the material. The program introduces the technique through three core courses: Script Analysis, Moment Lab, and Performance Technique. Further training in classes complementary to scene study include Voice, Speech, Movement, and Improvisation. Past guest classes have included Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Sam Rockwell, and more. "Summer alumni include Anna Chlumsky ('Veep'), Charmaine Bingwa ('The Good Fight'), Rose Byrne ('Bridesmaids'), and Zach Woods ('Silicon Valley'). Atlantic alum Anna Chlumsky says: 'I did Atlantic’s Summer Intensive, which was like a bootcamp. It was beautiful. It was a whole summer of just living and breathing plays and scenes. To this day, I still use so much of what I learned from them in what I do.'" Program runs for five weeks from July 6-Aug. 6, 2021. Remote or hybrid (remote and in-person) options are available. For those selecting the hybrid option, Atlantic's studios (76 9th Ave., Ste. 313, NYC). No pay. Total tuition is $3,250. Seeking—Talented Actors: All Genders, 18+. Seeking talent Worldwide. Application requires the following: Headshot and acting resume, Letter of intent/Artist statement, Diversity statement, Letter of recommendation, Virtual audition and interview. Submit your application materials here. Use code BACKSTAGE2021 to apply for free (enter as "application fee waiver" at the end of the application). For more info, visit the website.

ONLINE ACTING COACH LA With CUSTOM MONOLOGUES – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - Online Acting Coach LA is seeking participants for classes/workshops. Company states: "Looking for a monologue written just for you? You've come to the right place. Like any good athlete, everyone needs a coach. Looking for passionate actors for coaching sessions and workshops. Limited space available for Los Angeles studio classes. From working pros to enthusiastic novices, each lesson is catered to your skill level. Curriculum includes character building, world building, focus exercises and memorization tricks! Learn from working professionals who know the ins and out of the industry and get better every time." Coaching sessions are online. No pay. $60/hr. pay as you go; $200 for a four-session bundle; or $380 for eight sessions. Backstage Discount. Seeking—Acting Student: 7-30. Seeking talent Nationwide. Note your interest/experience. Space is limited. More info at onlineactingcoachla.com.

nVISION ACTING CLASS – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 2 - nVision Productions is seeking participants for a free acting class. Production Companies: "If the acting ability of anyone in your crew doesn't fit your needs, don't waste your investment. You can get help by scheduling rehearsals led by a professional acting coach. The first class is free and the actors will be ready for their scenes in no time. If you're an individual wanting to land an audition, try using this free online class to rehearse and train in order to help ensure your position within that production." Class is held online using Zoom. No pay. Note: First class is free for new students. Seeking—Student (Lead): 8+. Seeking talent Worldwide. Must be an English speaker or have a translator in order to attend classes. Production states: "We will be utilizing Zoom.com for online classes, so make sure you are ready for a video conference call. You will need to download the Zoom app on your computer, phone or tablet. If alternatives are needed, email me to make arrangements. Things to bring: Prepared monologue, or your current script to rehearse your role. Something to take notes with. One class session can be a lot of information. Taking note will help ensure you don't forget valuable information." Use this link to schedule your session.

BARR HILL PLAYERS 2021 SUMMER RETREAT – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 28 - The Barr Hill Players is seeking participants for the August 2021 Barr Hill Players Summer Intensive, a week-long actors' retreat in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Established in 2015, the program combines work in Meisner technique, viewpoints, mindfulness, and basic wilderness skills to help actors connect to their bodies and environments. To see a sample schedule, hear testimonials, and learn more, visit the website. Program runs Aug.1-9 and Aug. 28-Sep. 5 at Geldo Acres Retreat Center in Greensboro VT. Note: Each participant will attend one week-long session. First and last dates of each listed period are designated travel dates. No pay. Total cost is $650, inclusive of meals and accommodations. Transportation is not included in tuition but can be arranged to/from a coastal hub upon request. Seeking—Barr Hill Player (Lead): 18-35, a passionate emerging artist to join a tight-knit ensemble of 10-15. Must be age 18 or older to apply. Seeking talent from New York City NY; Providence RI; Boston MA; New Haven CT; Burlington, Montpelier VT; Syracuse, Ithaca NY; Philadelphia PA; Baltimore MD; Washington DC; Portland ME; Pittsburgh PA; Rochester NY; Hartford CT; Buffalo NY. To schedule an interview, visit calendly. Submissions through Backstage.com will be contacted with an invitation to schedule an interview through the link.

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'The BELONGINGS' – MAY 8 & 11 – PORTLAND - Chapel Theatre Co. is casting actor-singers who move well for The Belongings, an otherwordly story about harmony where the characters are born... adult. Book, music, and lyrics by Chad Dickerson. Note: Two male and two female roles available to strong singers who read music and can pull off lush, intricate harmonies. Must be comfortable with (nongraphic) onstage intimacy and raw character/scene work as well as significant choreographed movement. Characters are 20 to 40yo or so. This is a paid project with current fundraising in progress - weekly pay rate tba. Rehearsals: Workshopping Jan. 1-15, 2022; proper rehearsals Jan. 16-Feb. 23, 2022; runs four or more days/week Feb. 24-Mar 12, 2022; recording Original cast album in-studio recording between Mar. 15-Apr 15, 2022. Fundraising efforts geared toward securing a professional weekly pay rate for performers are underway. Updates and specifics tba. Seeking—“L” (Lead): Male, 20-40, tenor or lyric baritone; “S” (Lead): Female, 20-40, soprano; “J” (Lead): Male, 20-40, bass or baritone; “H” (Lead): Female, 20-40, alto. Auditions by appointment May 8 from 1PM-4PM PDT and May 11 from 6PM-10PM PDT at Chapel Theatre (Harrison St, Portland OR 97222). Seeking talent from Portland OR. Additional dates may be added. Safety precautions in place. Email headshot and resume.

ROYAL ENTERTAINERS – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 13 – DALLAS - Royal Entertainers is seeking female singer-actors who resemble Elsa, Jasmine, Moana, and more to work for Royal Entertainers for private parties and corporate events. Seeking people of all ethnicities between ages 18-25, preferably with acting and singing experience. Talent will attend private parties and events in the DFW area. Costumes, props, and training provided. Flexible hours with events mostly on weekends. Must have reliable transportation and no visible tattoos. Events generally located within 30 miles of the center of Dallas TX. Location may vary. Pays $50 per event hour ($75 minimum per event). “Elsa” Look-Alike: Female, 18-25; “Jasmine” Look-Alike: Female, 18-25; “Moana” Look-Alike: Female, 18-25; Princess Look-Alike: 18-25. Seeking talent from Dallas TX. Apply via backstage.com or visit the website. Submit performance resume and current headshot.