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Updated: Mar. 30

 

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:

DON’T TELL MAMA SPRING SHOWCASES – MAR. 7, 14, 21 & 28 - Seth Productions is seeking talent for Don't Tell Mama spring showcases. Company states: "BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award-nominee Seth Bisen-Hersh is currently seeking musical theatre performers who want more exposure and experience in front of a live audience. Seth Bisen-Hersh has produced, accompanied and emceed over 440 showcases featuring over 2000 performers, including a few dozen who have performed on Broadway." Runs Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25, May 9, June 6 and 13 in NYC. No pay. Company states: "Performers bring 6 audience members (or pay $10 for each under 6). HD videos are available for posting the same night. Industry guests are encouraged and comped; agents have signed and casting directors have cast talent before." Seeking—Musical Theater Singer (Lead): Males & Females, 9-90, performers sing 2 songs and do patter in between. Auditions by appointment Mar 7 from 3pm-4:30pm, Mar 14 from 3pm-4:30pm, Mar 21 from 3pm-4:10pm and Mar 28, 20173:00 PM to 4:30pm at Don't Tell Mama (343 W. 46th StNew York NY 10036). For an appointment, submit headshots & resumes to seth@sethbh.com. For more details, visit http://www.sethbh.com/showcases3.

 

THIS IS ENTERTAINMENT, Inc. – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 30 - This is Entertainment, Inc. is seeking talented singers who are ready to co-produce, record digital singles, and a music video for This is Entertainment. Producer states: "We are originally a well-established South Korean K-Pop entertainment company expanding to the U.S. market incorporated under This is Entertainment, Inc." Production will be in company's recording studio in Seoul, South Korea. All travel expenses to South Korea and all costs associated with the production will be covered. Seeking—Singer (Lead): Males & Females, 14-24. Seeking talent from Washington DC; New York NY. Include a headshot, and video with your submission. Audio is optional. Be prepared to sing. For more info on the company, visit thisisent.com or http://thisismedia.co.kr.

 

'FOREVER MOTOWN' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 31 - Florida Entertainment is seeking singers who can also dance or move well for Forever Motown, a NY-based touring review featuring the music of Motown (Temptations, 4 Tops, Supremes, Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, etc.). Rehearsal dates TBD at a Manhattan studio location. Many dates across the country in colleges, casinos, performing arts centers, etc. Show has been touring for several years. Compensation near Equity standards. Seeking—Backup Singer w/Ability to Lead on Selected Tunes (Supporting): Males & Females, 21-40, Men: tenor & baritone tenor. Ladies: alto & soprano. Some acting a plus. Seeking talent from New York NY. Be prepared to perform 2 or 3 selections from the Motown era. You may bring sheet music and/or accompanying tracks. A keyboard player will be available to back you up, if you wish. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the entertainment company.

 

KYMESTRY GIRL BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 31 - Wisdom Entertainment is seeking a replacement singer (age 17-22 only) for Kymestry, a female R&B/pop girl band that sings, raps, writes, harmonizes, dances, and performs. Label owners state: "The focus is on artist development, music production, and creating entire projects for release or signing to a major label. Owners have over ten years in the entertainment industry. Co-CEO Laura M. Williams’s experience in the entertainment world spans from music publishing and marketing to promotions at major labels. Co-CEO Verna M. Miles brings to Wisdom Entertainment managerial and creative experience in A&R and was the right-hand at Epic Records." Rehearses two-three times/wk. in NYC and possibly once or twice/month in Long Island, NY. Performance dates TBD in the NYC area. Seeking—Female Singer: 17-22, a fit singer who can harmonize, dance, and perform. Seeking talent from New York NY. To be considered for an audition, send music, link, or video to wisdomproductions2010@gmail.com.

 

'JAZZ BAND: SASHA's BLOC' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 31 - Indie Spirit Media is seeking singers for the Jazz collective “Sasha’s Bloc.” Synopsis: This is a “musical tour de force” which has featured guest vocalists such as: Jane Monheit and Alvin Chea as well as Take 6, performing on stages across the country in such established venues as the 600 seat Wallis Annenberg Center as well as LACMA to name a few. Rehearsals begin Feb. 1 for shows in Los Angeles TBA. Performances pay $150+ (depending on venue). Seeking—“Femme Fatale” (Lead): Female, 18-30, femme fatale who can sing her heartache; the love child of Amy Winehouse and Billy Holiday; must be well versed in the Jazz Blues Genre. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. The project is led by Charlie Midnight a Multi-Grammy Award® winning and Golden Globe ®Award nominated Songwriter-Record Producer and Industry Veteran Creator/Bassist Alex Gershman. One song on video sung live must be in genre described. No background vocals. examples: “ Summer Time”; Nina Simone: “ Feeling Good”, Billy Holiday “God Bless the Child” or song is your choice in this genre. Acapella is fine. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

'NASTY WOMEN: A CABARET CELEBRATING FEMALE STRENGTH' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 1 - Torrent Theatre is seeking phenomenal singers for Nasty Women: A Cabaret Celebrating Female Strength, a cabaret celebrating female strength. Rehearses Apr. 12; runs Apr. 20 in NYC. Compensation based on ticket sales. The performance will be recorded, edited and provided to the performer at no cost. Seeking—Featured Soloist (Lead): 16+. Seeking talent from New York NY. For consideration, send a video of a recent performance to TorrentSubmissions@gmail.com along with three potential song selections pertaining to the theme. Join us for an evening of music and the celebration of women.

 

'ALL STAR CABARET' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 1 - All Star Cabaret is casting a Sunday Night Cabaret Series at The Broadway Comedy Club in NYC. Producer states: "If you're between 6-29, we would love to have hear you sing and have you join us." Performs Jan. 8, 15, 22 & 29 (5:30pm) at The Broadway Comedy Club on W. 53rd St. in NYC. February and March dates to be announced soon. No pay. Performers pay $50, which covers all of the music/accompanist costs and having your performance professionally filmed so that you can receive an edited video to post on YouTube or to use as part of your reel. No minimum required ticket sales for performers. Seeking—Singer (Lead): 5-30, seeking Broadway or pop singers to perform at the Sunday Night Cabarets; different nights will feature different age ranges; Singer-Songwriter (Lead): 10-30, to perform your original material; there are also Youth Singer-Songwriter nights. Seeking talent from New York NY. To be considered, apply here on Backstage and also sign up at http://tinyurl.com/AllStarCabaretNYC To audition, casting personnel need a link to you singing a song--30 to 60 seconds is fine. You will be able to paste the link into the sign-up form listed. In addition to the Broadway Cabarets, the company also has a no-audition-required 32-Bar Sing-Off on Jan. 8 that has three open spaces and a Youth Singer/Songwriter night.

 

VOCAL EASE CABARET – APR. 1 & 3 - Vocal Ease, Inc is seeking singers for Vocal Ease Cabaret. Director states: "Seeking accomplished singers with a repertoire that includes standards from the Great American Songbook and/or popular musical theater songs from the 1930s through the '60s, to the more current, to perform for Vocal Ease (www.vocaleaseinc.org), a nonprofit organization which entertains New York City senior citizens at hospitals, nursing homes, and senior centers. Singers perform four to five solos at performances per show. Classic Spanish language songs are welcome as well. Scheduling for shows is extremely flexible. Vocal Ease has performed nearly 1,900 shows since being founded in 1999 and is the recipient of the Manhattan Association of Cabaret and Clubs (MAC) 2009 Board of Directors Award." A one-time rehearsal takes place directly before each show. Performances occur throughout the year. Shows are mainly in NYC, but are also in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. Scheduling for shows is extremely flexible based on performers' availability. Seeking—Singers: Males & Females, 18-85. Auditions by appointment Apr 1 at 2pm and Apr 3 at 12noon at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., New York NY 10018). Audition will entail performing one to two uptempo/mid-tempo songs and one ballad from song description above. Call Eva Swan at 212/579-5386 to schedule an audition appointment.

 

80s-THEMED COVER BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 2 - ANWW is seeking a female singer for a new, 80s-themed, costumed performance band ala the Spazzmatics, Boogie Knights, Steel Panther etc, based on an original edgy idea straight out of the 80s. Company states: "The style music-wise will likely learn toward new wave 80s. Do keep in mind that this is a themed/performance oriented group, not just a cover band, so we will be giving preference to the people who are into that idea and into the concept (will share that when you contact us). Also keep in mind that it is a brand new band, so you would have to be ok with the idea of making little to no money at first. If things work out, we may do quite well, but you will have to take the first step with us." Rehearsals and performance dates & locations are TBD. Pay starts at $200/gig once we start getting work. Seeking—Singer: Female, 21-45. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Selection process will consist of a phone interview and live audition, most likely taking place in the North Hollywood area. Final auditions will probably be taking place around the end of March. For submission, visit backstage.com

'WE CAN’T MAKE COLOR BUT WE CAN MAKE SOUND' – APR. 3 – BROOKLYN - Visual Artists Laura Cooper & Ian Giles produce collaborative performance works, made with groups of people. They explore how human relations can create an energy and transform space. For their next live performance entitled We Can’t Make Color But We Can Make Sound they will work with 7 performers to create a color spectrum through experimental vocal sounds and mimicking. Performers will be invited to interpret audio, harmonize and explore their vocal range. Rehearses Apr. 5 (7pm-9:30pm) at 1040 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn NY; performs Apr. 7 (warm-up, 6pm-7pm; performance, 7:45pm-9:30pm). Performance includes post-show dinner. After the short performance on Friday all performers are invited to join the audience for a complementary dinner in the space. Seeking—Experimental Vocalists: Males & Females, 20-60, performers interested in experimental vocal work (sound and noise making) and improvisation. Casting from soprano to baritone and everything in between. Looking for 7 voices to represent the 7 colors of the rainbow. Audition by appointment Apr 3 from 10am-12noon at 1040 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn NY 11211. Apply by stating your vocal range and a brief outline of your performing experience. http://globalcommittee.org/singles/4593739604

 

'AGB SINGS!' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 5 - Artists Giving Back is casting AGB Sings, a monthly cabaret. Project description: "AGB believes in philanthropy through self-expression and creativity. Through the production of art in all its forms-music, dance, drama, visual-we aim to support artists and our community. Artists Giving Back is an opportunity to interact with our community through the healing power of art. April's cabaret will be supporting My Block, My City, My Hood: www.mbmhmc.com/ "May is National Military Appreciation month and we will be supporting our Veterans. June's cabaret will Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride." Shows April 10, May 8, and June 12, in Chicago IL. Seeking—Performers (Supporting): 18+, singers, actors, dancers, poets, or any other type of performance artist. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. To apply, submit pix, résumés & a brief video showing your chosen talent. Be sure to include what month(s) you are submitting for and why the selected cause/organization has significance to you. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Artists Giving Back.

'BOUND For BROADWAY' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 5 - Forslund Theatricals LLC is seeking talent for Forslund Theatricals' upcoming 8-year running popular industry-invited showcases ‘Bound for Broadway’! Producer states: "This is the premiere showcase in town & a great opportunity for anyone who wants to join. This is great for performers who need performance video footage. JDProductions is the premiere weekly showcase running and is not affiliated with any other showcases or venues and is proud to offer a different type of showcase in NYC, boasting a live entertainment emcee, free professionally edited videos for the performers, and a well-rehearsed diverse performance opportunity alongside talented industry professionals and composers, as well as high industry turn-out." Rehearses weekly 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 & non-union performers but no union contract is currently planned. Performers should check with their union before accepting any work. Seeking—Featured Soloist (Lead): Males & Females, 16+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Auditions by appointment only in NYC. An accompanist will be provided. You may also send video submissions to be considered immediately. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the agency.

 

'SOUL Of MOTOWN' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 7 - The Grand Majestic Theater is casting female singers (not actors)/movers for Soul of Motown, a concert-style, high-energy show featuring the top artists and their top hits of the Motown Era with solos, step-outs, and tight harmonies featured (songs by the Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, just to name a few). Paid rehearsals; production runs to Jan. 6, 2018 in Pigeon Forge TN. Pays: $100-$125/show. Seeking—Leads, Step-outs, Ensemble: Males & Females, 18-45. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. In your cover letter, include date of availability; submit demo/video reels, any audio reels, resume, headshot, and current full-body shot. Looking for singer-dancer-mover (not actors). For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

 

FUNIKIJAM WORLD MUSIC's 'SPRING GARDEN PARTY' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 8 - FunikiJam World Music is casting the Spring Garden Party, a series of live shows, music classes, and dance classes that explore world culture through music, to be performed in repertory for young children and families. Rehearses in March; performances April-June (flexible scheduling) in and around NYC. Possible extension for summer season (July-Sep.). Professional pay provided (varies based on gig). Seeking—Spanish-speaking Agent of the Jam (Lead): Male or Female, 22+, high-energy, fun, and enthusiastic performers who love kids, world culture, and music and are comfortable leading a group. Singers who play guitar are preferred. Bilingual speakers a plus; Guitar-playing Agent of the Jam (Lead): Male or Female, 18+, high-energy, fun, and enthusiastic performer who plays the guitar or ukelele and loves kids, world culture, and music. Singers who play guitar are preferred. Bilingual speakers a plus. Seeking talent from New York NY. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact FunikiJam.

 

'GUARDIANS Of The GALAXY' SOUNDTRACK LIVE – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 10 - Adam Levowitz Orchestra is seeking dynamic singers to join an 11-piece show band performing all the songs from the Guardians of the Galaxy Mix Tape. Each performer will have 3-4 solos or duets (memorized) and 1 or 2 group songs with harmonies. Individual vocal rehearsals TBD; full rehearsal May 4 (6:30pm-10:30pm); show is May 7 (10:30am call, 1:30pm show) in Vienna VA. Seeking—Featured Singer (Lead): 18+. Seeking talent from Vienna VA; Washington DC. You must have videos of your singing to be considered. Local DC area candidates only. For submission, visit backstage.com

 

'DECEMBER '63: TRIBUTE To FRANKIE VALLI And The FOUR SEASONS' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 12 - TAD Mgmt is casting December '63: Tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, a tribute concert in which the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons comes to life. Project Description: Currently accepting submissions for subs/second cast members in December ’63, a re-creation of a Frankie Valli/Four Seasons concert; however, rather than playing the roles of the original members, this show honors the music while showcasing the individual personalities of its cast members. A great deal of interaction with the audience, humor and personal connection to the music are involved. Land/cruise gigs available. TAD Management is a nostalgia based/tribute show and concert production company with over 200 Artists, Bands and Acts booked worldwide within the resort community, theatre, casino and cruise industry. Since 2006, TAD has grown from producing locally within the Phoenix Metro Area and around the state of Arizona to now routing a sensational umbrella of entertainment options both nationally and internationally. Known for our high-caliber productions and hands-on commitment to providing a seamless production process from start to finish, the TAD team is dedicated to offering not only great entertainment, but an all-encompassing mix of technical, marketing and sales support to our clients. Runs nationally and internationally throughout 2016-17. Pay is commensurate with experience. Travel and lodging provided while on tour. Seeking—Male One (Lead): 21-35, Frankie Valli type; high tenor falsetto. Some dance required for all roles, strong lead and harmony ability a must for all. Individual personalities are very important: cast members are NOT performing as Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito or Nick Massi; Male Two (Lead): 21-35, sings second tenor harmony plus lead on certain songs, strong falsetto/mix required. Some dance required for all roles, strong lead and harmony ability a must for all. Individual personalities are very important: cast members are NOT performing as Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito or Nick Massi; Male Three (Lead): 21-35, sings baritone/bari-tenor harmony plus lead on certain songs, strong falsetto/mix required. Some dance required for all roles, strong lead and harmony ability a must for all. Individual personalities are very important: cast members are NOT performing as Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito or Nick Massi; Male Four (Lead): 21-35, sings bass/baritone harmony plus lead on certain songs, strong falsetto/mix required, true bass/bass-baritone notes a plus. Some dance required for all roles, strong lead and harmony ability a must for all. Individual personalities are very important: cast members are NOT performing as Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito or Nick Massi. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit headshots/resumes along with links to video or audio samples of your work (website/YouTube/Vimeo). In-person auditions may be announced at a later date. Online submissions only at this time. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the management company.

 

NEW YORK JEWISH MUSIC FESTIVAL – APR. 30 DEADLINE - New York Jewish Music Festival is seeking instrumentalists, singers, and dancers for the New York Jewish Music Festival (NYJMF). Director states: "The New York Jewish Music Festival is an amazing opportunity for musicians and dancers of different ages to share their talent and explore the Jewish identity and heritage in the performing arts. Whether you sing, dance, or play an instrument, are an amateur or a professional, musician or a music fan--this event is for you. It will consist of the audition for the participants and the actual festival, which is going to be open to the public. Participants will also have an opportunity to receive certificates, medals, and/or other special awards." Festival will take place on May 21 at BMS Playhouse at 126 St. Felix St., Brooklyn, NY. Registration fees required: Solo--$55; Duo/Trio/Group--$25 per participant. The grand prize is $150. Seeking—Singers: Males & Females: 4+. Audition by appointment May 7 at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., New York NY 10018). See http://www.nyjmf.org/participate/ for registration info and to apply online. Application deadline: Apr. 30.

 

'ON THE SPOT' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 30 - On the Spot Prod. is seeking singers for On the Spot, a new show that combines cabaret singers with improv scenes, creating a brand-new type of musical adventure in which singers cast will perform two songs of their choosing. Rehearsals begin Monday before each performance date (2pm-4pm); runs every Monday (8pm) at the Broadway Comedy Club in NYC. Possible pay based on ticket sales. There are no requirements to sell tickets or bring people. Seeking—Singers (Lead): 18+, will perform two songs and receive a video of performance. Seeking talent from New York NY. Provide a link to audio or video, and indicate for which dates you are available in your submission. Casting solely from video and audio submissions. You must be available for rehearsal the Monday prior to your performance date. Each performer will be cast for one of the shows. For more info or to check out clips, visit www.onthespotnyc.com.

 

ADAM LEVOWITZ ORCHESTRA – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 1 - Adam Levowitz Orchestra is seeking a featured singer for the Adam Levowitz Orchestra, an 11-piece jazz orchestra that has done several shows at the Howard in the past. Seeking a singer for three different concerts of music: one with music from "Pulp Fiction," "Reservoir Dogs," and "Jackie Brown"; one with music from "The Blues Brothers"; and one with must from "Guardians of the Galaxy." Visit www.adamlevowitz.com for more info and video samples. Various dates in March, April, & May at the Howard Theatre in Washington DC. Paid rehearsals and paid performances. Seeking—Featured Singer: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from Washington DC; New York NY. Must send video reel of you singing pop songs with live musicians. Also send resume and headshot. For submission, visit backstage.com

 

GALAXY PARTY BANDS – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 1 - Galaxy Party Bands is seeking a full-time vocalist-dancer with Galaxy Party Bands. Full-time employment based out of Atlanta GA. Seeking someone willing to relocate to Atlanta. Seeking—Vocalist-Dancer (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18-41. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. For more information, visit www.galaxypartybands.com.

 

MYSTICAL PARTIES – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 17 - Mystical Parties/Eastern Onion is seeking experienced singing telegram performers for Mystical Parties. Professional pay provided. Seeking— Seeking EXPERIENCED Singing Telegram Performers (Lead): Males & Females, 18-84. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Please send cover note with your experience and characters. Provide headshot, body shot, and professional resume, along with characters, images, and/or video. Also include your location. If you are accepted for an audition, company will provide further details. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Mystical Parties.

 

ALL STAR YOUTH CABARET – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - All Star Cabaret is seeking submissions for exciting All Star Youth Cabaret. Join our professional and pre-professional youths age 5-21 who regularly perform on our Sunday night cabarets. Performers include current and former Broadway and National Tour youth, as well as Broadway's future stars. Future shows include: Mar. 12, 5:30pm at The West End Lounge; Mar. 26, 5:30pm at The Broadway Comedy Club; Apr. 23, 5:30pm at The Broadway Comedy Club. $50 participation fee required which covers the accompaniment during the show & rehearsal, and a professionally filmed video of your performance. No minimum ticket sale required. Seeking—Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 5-22. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit a video link of you singing if possible and a cover note or email if you're looking for a date in March/April. A self-taped audition singing a cappella filmed on your phone is acceptable. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the cabaret.

 

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:

CELEBRITY CRUISES – MAR. 28 – ORLANDO - Celebrity Cruises Productions is seeking performers for Celebrity Cruise's groundbreaking and award-winning productions aboard their fleet of nine ships. They offer Modern Luxury vacations, visiting all seven continents, where every detail is created to private an unmatchable experience. Contracts available as soon as May 2017. Pays Lead Vocalists $1,000/week min.; Dancers who Sing/Singers who Dance $600-$800/week min.; Dancers $2,383/month min. Seeking—Male 1 (Lead): 18-30, bari-tenor. Strong, handsome, and athletic leading man. Must be able to sustain an A comfortably. Playing an instrument, aerial experience, and/or rap a plus. Must move well; Male 2 (Lead): 18-30, tenor. Pop/rock tenor who must be comfortable singing to a C. Playing an instrument and/or forced falsetto a plus. Diversity strongly encouraged. Must move well; Female 1 (Lead): 18-30, Pop/rock Belter. Pop/Rock diva, gorgeous and fit (can be curvy). Must have high belt to F. Sexy commanding presence that is full of star quality. Diversity strongly encouraged. Must move well; Female 2 (Lead): 18-30, soprano. Pop/Opera/MT soprano (legit to D6 comfortably, belt to a D, mix/belt to an F5). Must be able to play both ethereal and quirky. Great comedic timing a plus. Must move well; Singers Who Dance/Dancers Who Sing (Supporting): Males & Females, 18-30, true triple threats. We require experienced and technically trained vocalists with a strong dance background in jazz, ballet, commercial and partnering. All Female dancers must be able to perform in 3" heels including leaps, turns, floor drops & partnering. Women must have a strong pop/rock belt to D and men (bari-tenors) to an A4 or (tenors) to a C4. Must be capable of understudying lead vocalist tracks as well as performing in the ensemble of dancers. Open Casting Call for Dancers Who Sing Mar 28 from 9:30am-1:30pm (Sign-in @ 9:30am; please bring your repertoire book in case you are called back to sing later the same day) & 1:30pm-5:30pm for Singers (Sign-in @ 1:30pm) at Spotlight Dance Center (7751 Kingspointe Pkwy, #102, Orlando FL 32819). Singers Who Dance, please bring dance clothes in case you are called back to move the same day). Additional callbacks may be held the following day, Mar. 29 by invitation only.

 

PHOENIX CRUISE LINES – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 1 - Phoenix Cruise Lines is casting dancer who sings. Contract dates run 8 August 2017-27 April 2018. Pays € 2400/month, plus accommodations in passenger cabins. Seeking—Dancer With Singing Ability:  Male, 18-40, Seeking male dancer with singing ability for the cruise ship M/S Amadea. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. To apply, submit pix, résumés & showreel via backstage.com or contact the cruise line. We will cast via video footage.

 

'AMERICA's HIT PARADE,' 'HAZZARD COUNTY HOEDOWN,' and 'ONCE UPON A DREAM' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 1 - The Grand Majestic Theater is seeking male singers who can dance/move to perform in both productions of America's Hit Parade, the hits of the '50s and '60s, a fun musical revue featuring jukebox hit songs; Hazzard County Hoedown, a spoof of the "Dukes of Hazzard," featuring country and pop hits from the '80s and '90s; and Once Upon a Dream, a tribute to fairytale prince and princesses. Note: Performers must be able to relocate to East Tennessee for the duration of their contract. Rehearses in March in Pigeon Forge TN. Pays: $80-$100/show; duration of contract: four-, eight-, or ten-month term. Seeking—Leads, Step-Outs, Ensemble: 21-40. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. In your cover letter, include your availability date when you can relocate to TN. Must include headshot, current full-body shot, resume, demo reel, any YouTube clips, or audio/video of your talent. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

 

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE INVITED CALL – APR. 3 & 4 – LONDON, UK - Debbie O'Brien Casting is casting for Carnival Cruise Lines. Project description: "This agency invited call is for Carnival's Playlist Productions, a dramatic retooling of the Carnival's legendary revues." Rehearsal and production dates & locations are TBA. Professional pay. Seeking—Singers Who Dance & Dancers Who Sing (Supporting): Males and Females, 18+, high quality triple-threat performers with contemporary vocal and dance experience. Auditions by appointment Apr 3 & 4 in London, England. Bring pix & résumés. For requirements on what to prepare for this audition, ask agent. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the casting agency.

 

'The IMBIBLE' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 5 - Broadway Theatre Studio is casting Imbible. Anthony Caporale, writer-prod.; Josh Erlich, music; Synopsis: Hailed as “remarkably compelling” by Time Out New York and “an absolute must-see” by The Huffington Post, The Inmbible sweeps audiences along alcohol’s 10,000-year history across the globe, accompanied by three complimentary craft cocktails and the vocal stylings of The Backwaiters a capella group. Anthony pours through beverage history, the science of alcohol, and its economic and political impact on our cultural development, all while brewing beer, distilling spirits, and singing with the Backwaiters. Presented in its entirety in a bar, The Imbible treats audiences to a completely original and thoroughly enjoyable evening of immersive theatre utterly unlike anything they’ve ever experienced. Guests leave educated, entertained, and buzzing with spirit. Rehearsals begin in April with shows beginning in May in The Green Room at New World Stages. Contracts run early April-Sept. 2 with a possibility for extension. Per Show pay. Non-Union. Seeking—Tenor (Lead): Male, 28-45, the Host; jolly, likable, and commanding; must be comfortable in front of a crowd, and good with audience interaction; comedic skills necessary; Barbershop/acapella experience a plus; bartending experience a big plus; Soprano/Alto/ASM Swing (Supporting): Female, 21-35, must be extremely versatile and able to play a number of characters; comedic skills necessary; Barbershop/a capella experience a plus; service industry experience a plus; vocal Range: F3 to B-flat5; organization skills necessary; this role will be learning six tracks in total, so it is absolutely necessary that applicants are dedicated, hard-working, and team players. Seeking talent from New York NY. Include pertinent experience in your cover letter. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the studio.

 

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE OPEN CALL – APR. 5 & 6 – LONDON, UK - Carnival Cruise Lines is holding an open call. Project description: "Playlist Productions are a dramatic retooling of the Carnival's legendary revues." Rehearsal and production dates & locations are TBA. Professional pay. Seeking—Singers who Dance/Dancers Who Sing (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, high quality triple-threat performers with contemporary vocal and dance experience. Open Casting Calls Apr 5 at 9:30am for singers who dance (sign-ups begin at 9:30) and Apr 6 at 9:30am for dancers who sing (sign-ups begin at 9:30) at Pineapple Dance Studios (7 Langley St, Covent Garden, London, England WC2H 9JA). Arrive at 9:30am for check-in and warm-up. Open calls may last 3 to 5 hours. Final selections are made that same day. For info on what to prepare, visit tinyurl.com/CarnivalSingersDancers.

 

'DRUNK DRAG BROADWAY' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 7 - Drunk Drag Broadway is casting Drunk Drag Broadway a musical. Project description: "The best in parody theater with live singing and drag queens & kings. 1 part drunk (you and us). 1 part showtunes. 1 part fierce drag. 3 parts fabulous." Rehearsals begin early April; Productions end of May, in San Francisco CA. Some pay. Seeking talent from San Francisco CA. To apply, visit: www.tinyurl.com/h7o84d6. All performers should be able to carry a tune as we all will sing in ensemble numbers. Gender expression or biology have no impact on potential roles, so please indicate interest in any roles.

 

VIKING OCEAN CRUISES – APR. 10 & 11 - Mertz Productions is seeking singers and dancers for mainstage shows, cabarets, and other entertainment offerings by Mertz Productions for Viking Ocean Cruises. Rehearses in Orlando FL. Casting will be ongoing throughout 2017 and 2018. Pays: $3,000-$3,500/month. Travel and lodging provided. Itineraries include Mediterranean, Baltic, and other European routes. Seeking—Male 1 (Lead): 18-50, versatile tenor with strong legit/classical voice as well as musical theater/pop up to A; Male 2 (Lead): 18-50, bari/tenor with strong pop/rock voice up to A-flat; Male 3 (Lead): 18-50, baritone with strong musical theater, pop voice up to G; Male 4 (Lead): 18-50, strong dancer in a variety of styles, including ballroom and partnering; vocal skills a plus; Female 1 (Lead): 18-50, versatile soprano with strong classical and pop voice up to high C6; Female 2 (Lead): 18-50, mezzo with strong belt/mix as well as a classic musical theater sound; Female 3 (Lead): 18-50, alto/mezzo with strong belt/mix up to E-flat in pop and musical theater styles; Female 4 (Lead): 15-80, strong dancer in a variety of styles including ballroom and partnering; vocal skills a plus. Open Casting Calls Apr 10 at 10am for female singers & 2pm for male singers and Apr 11 at 10am for dancers who sing & 2pm for agent/invited singer appointments at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., New York NY 10018; 12th floor for singers; 4th floor for dancers). Callbacks Apr. 12.

 

'DECEMBER '63: TRIBUTE To FRANKIE VALLI And The FOUR SEASONS' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 12 - TAD Mgmt is casting December '63: Tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, a tribute concert in which the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons comes to life. Project Description: Currently accepting submissions for subs/second cast members in December ’63, a re-creation of a Frankie Valli/Four Seasons concert; however, rather than playing the roles of the original members, this show honors the music while showcasing the individual personalities of its cast members. A great deal of interaction with the audience, humor and personal connection to the music are involved. Land/cruise gigs available. TAD Management is a nostalgia based/tribute show and concert production company with over 200 Artists, Bands and Acts booked worldwide within the resort community, theatre, casino and cruise industry. Since 2006, TAD has grown from producing locally within the Phoenix Metro Area and around the state of Arizona to now routing a sensational umbrella of entertainment options both nationally and internationally. Known for our high-caliber productions and hands-on commitment to providing a seamless production process from start to finish, the TAD team is dedicated to offering not only great entertainment, but an all-encompassing mix of technical, marketing and sales support to our clients. Runs nationally and internationally throughout 2016-17. Pay is commensurate with experience. Travel and lodging provided while on tour. Seeking—Male One (Lead): 21-35, Frankie Valli type; high tenor falsetto. Some dance required for all roles, strong lead and harmony ability a must for all. Individual personalities are very important: cast members are NOT performing as Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito or Nick Massi; Male Two (Lead): 21-35, sings second tenor harmony plus lead on certain songs, strong falsetto/mix required. Some dance required for all roles, strong lead and harmony ability a must for all. Individual personalities are very important: cast members are NOT performing as Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito or Nick Massi; Male Three (Lead): 21-35, sings baritone/bari-tenor harmony plus lead on certain songs, strong falsetto/mix required. Some dance required for all roles, strong lead and harmony ability a must for all. Individual personalities are very important: cast members are NOT performing as Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito or Nick Massi; Male Four (Lead): 21-35, sings bass/baritone harmony plus lead on certain songs, strong falsetto/mix required, true bass/bass-baritone notes a plus. Some dance required for all roles, strong lead and harmony ability a must for all. Individual personalities are very important: cast members are NOT performing as Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito or Nick Massi. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit headshots/resumes along with links to video or audio samples of your work (website/YouTube/Vimeo). In-person auditions may be announced at a later date. Online submissions only at this time. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the management company.

 

VENETIAN HOTEL GONDOLIERS – APR. 12 & 13 – LAS VEGAS - BESTAgency is casting singing gondoliers, which are the icons of the Venetian Hotel. Producers state: "Each successful candidate will complete a paid training period in which they will learn how to operate a gondola on a canal with other gondoliers, speak with an Italian accent, create an Italian character, and learn various pre-approved Italian songs." Performances are ongoing in The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Hotel & Casino, in Las Vegas NV. If selected, candidates must be available for the paid training April 28, 8am-12noon for a Jump Test & Orientation (must be passed to continue training) followed by training Monday-Friday 10pm-3am & Saturdays 8am-3pm from April 29-May 12, in Las Vegas NV. Note: Training takes place late evening hours into early morning. Training schedule is not flexible and candidates must attend every day. Some pay ($15/hr + tips). Seeking—Singing Gondoliers: Males & Females, 18-64, must be able to sing and project a cappella, have an outgoing personality, enjoy interacting with guests and visitors, and have the ability to swim, must be available for mandatory, paid training from Apr. 28-May 12 (late evening hours to early morning), training schedule is not flexible and candidates must attend every day. Open Casting Calls Apr 12 at 10:30am and Apr 13 at 10:30am (10am sign in each day) at BestAgency (5565 S. Decatur Blvd., Ste 106, Las Vegas NV 89118). To apply, submit pix, résumés & demos. Auditions in 15-min. increments. Prepare two contrasting pieces, 16 bars, 32 measures, that show vocal ability, range, and personality. Be ready to improvise an ‘Italian type' character, complete with your best accent. BESTAgency is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning training.

 

SIX O'CLOCK STUDIOS – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 16 - Six O'Clock Studios is casting performers for high-energy production shows onboard various American cruise lines. Ongoing. Pays: $4,000-$5,300 a month. Seeking—Singers Who Dance (Lead): Males & Females, 18-35; Dancers Who Sing (Supporting): Males & Females, 18-35. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. For audition info/submission, visit backstage.com or contact the studios.

 

SUMMER HOTEL CONTRACTS In SPAIN – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 16 - Forbes-Sutherland Management is seeking male singers to work in hotels in Spain and Greece. Light day duties followed by singing in the productions shows within the hotel in the evenings. Immediate start in London, England. Pay TBD with paid rehearsals. Seeking—Male Singer: 18-36. Seeking talent from London, England. Submit a headshot and audio/video to be considered. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the management company.

 

GRAYBOY ENTERTAINMENT P&O CRUISES – APR. 25-28 – LONDON - Grayboy Entertainment is casting for P&O Cruises. Project description: "Grayboy Entertainment is Australia’s leading entertainment supplier for the cruise ship industry with more than 25 years’ experience." Performances run throughout 2017, aboard P&O Cruise Ships, in various locations, based at Carnival House in Southampton, UK. Professional pay. Seeking—Performers: Males & Females, 18-40, singers, dancers, performers. Auditions by appointment Apr 25-28 at Pineapple Dance Studios (7 Langley Street, Covent Garden, London, England WC2H 9JA). To apply, submit pix & résumés. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Grayboy.

 

 

 

 

OPERA/CHORUS/VOCAL GROUPS:

'KISS ME KATE' and 'La BELLE HELENE' – MAR. 29 - Opera North is seeking eight (four male, four female) non-Equity Dancers who sing well for Opera North's productions of Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate and Offenbach's La Belle Helene. Executive director states: "Opera North SummerFest is the premiere summer music festival celebrating its 35th season in the Upper Valley of New England featuring international singers, major creative teams and full orchestra. All productions are performed in repertory over a three-week period. 2017 Season includes: Madame Butterfly, La Belle Helene and Kiss Me Kate." Rehearsals begin July 10 in NYC; runs July 29-Aug. 12 in NH. Compensation is $350/wk., plus housing while in NH and round-trip transportation. Seeking—Chorus (Chorus/Ensemble): 21-40. Open Casting Call for male and female dancers who sing well (jazz, ballet, acrobatics a plus) Mar 29 from 10am-1pm at Nola Studios (250 W. 54th St., New York NY 10023). Seeking talent from New York NY. Be prepared for singing as well as dancing. Bring a traditional Broadway selection to sing.

 

1950'S/1960's SINGING GROUP – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 31 - Florida Entertainment is seeking a singer who can also dance to replace retiring member of 1950's/1960's performing group. Rehearses in Manhattan, NYC area. Compensation near Equity standards. Seeking—Group Leader (Lead): Male, 30-60, must be able to dance or move well; must have driver's license; must either have or be able to obtain passport; Backup Singer with ability to Lead on selected tunes (Supporting): Male, 30-60, must be able to dance or move well; must have driver's license; must either have or be able to obtain passport. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit video reel with audio; separate audio; head shot; cover letter; and resume. Must be able to perform two or three tunes from the 1950's or 1960's. May bring charts and tracks. Keyboard player will be available to back you up. Auditions immediately. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Florida Entertainment.

 

'ORPHEUS In The UNDERWORLD' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 31 - St. Paul’s Opera is casting Offenbach’s opera, Orpheus in the Underworld. Performances run June 29, 30 & July 1, at St. Paul’s Church, Clapham, UK. No pay. Seeking—Singers (Supporting): Male, 18+, tenor, baritone. Seeking talent from London, England. Prepare a light opera aria (an aria or excerpt from Orpheus is preferable, or something by a similar composer or from an operetta), and an aria of your choosing, in French. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the opera company.

 

'MUSIC MAN: In CONCERT At The ORPHEUM' – APR. 1 – MESA - Showtune Productions is casting Music Man: In Concert at the Orpheum. Project description: "Production will feature a 17-piece orchestra, 30-50-member choir, and 19 actors performing the entire libretto and score (with costumes and scenic drops) of the Broadway classic by Meredith Wilson to kick off the Theatre League’s 2017-18 Broadway Series. Producers state: "Showtune Productions is a Arizona-based entertainment company in its seventh season, dedicated to bringing live professional performances to audiences throughout the United States. Performers and musicians are cast locally and nationally." Rehearsals begin Nov. 17. Five performances will run Dec. 1-3, at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix AZ. Pays $400/week. Seeking—All Roles except Marian Paroo: Males & Females, 18+. Note: Winthrop Paroo (8-12) and Amaryllis (8-12) will be cast at a later date. Open Casting Call at Apr 1 from 3pm-9pm Red Mountain United Methodist Church (2936 N Power Road, Mesa AZ 85215). There will be a dinner break from 6pm-7pm. Prepare 16-24 measures of a traditional Broadway song. Prepare an additional contrasting song that the performer may be ask to sing in the initial audition. Bring printed music in performer’s key. An accompanist will be provided. No audio recordings or karaoke tracks allowed.

 

'REVEREND BILLY & The STOP SHOPPING CHOIR' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 7 - The Immediate Life is seeking singers for Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir. Director states: "Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir is an internationally renowned radical performance company in residence at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater with upcoming shows at St. John of the Divine and the Brooklyn Folk Festival. We are not religious. We make politically charged, activist performance theater. We have toured all over the world, and performed at many music, theater and art festivals. We opened for Neil Young last year. We are a mixed-age, race, class, sex 35-voice choir with long- and short-term membership. We are seeking singers (especially sopranos) who want to express their values and change the world. Some touring. We are extremely committed to diversity." Regular rehearsals Sun. evenings (5pm-8pm) in the East Village, NYC; regular performances ongoing locally, with some touring. This is a volunteer choir. Per diem and some pay for traveling. Seeking—Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, especially seeking sopranos, but will always meet with a great singer. Seeking talent from Brooklyn, New York NY. Let casting personnel know a little about yourself, not just your performance history but what you are passionate about, what you believe in, and how you are feeling about the current political situation.

'WITH BLOOD, WITH INK' – APR. 8 & 9 – PARK RIDGE - Third Eye Theatre Ensemble is casting With Blood, With Ink, an opera. Seeking classically trained singers. Rehearsals begin in late August in Park Ridge IL. Runs Oct. 20-Nov. 5. Stipend. Seeking—Mezzo (Supporting): Female, 18+; Soprano: Female, 18+; Tenor (Supporting): Male, 18+; Baritone (Supporting): Male, 18+. Auditions by appointment Apr 8 & 9 in Park Ridge IL. Please prepare 1 contemporary aria (Britten/Menotti or later) in English and bring a second contrasting aria in any language. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the Third Eye.

 

 

 

 

STAGE SHOWS:

EQUITY, 'The COLOR PURPLE' – MAR. 20, 29 & 30 - The Color Purple on Tour LLC is casting the tour of The Color Purple. Note: The Color Purple is based on Alice Walker’s 1982 novel. Marsha Norman, book; Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, & Stephen Bray, music & lyrics; Rehearsals begin on/about Sep. 4; first paid performance on/about Oct. 7, 2017; opens on/about Oct. 10 in Schenectady NY. Pays: $859/wk. ($55/day single occupancy, $73/day double occupancy). Equity Short Engagement Touring Cat. 2. Seeking—“Mister:” Male, 30-49, Male, African-American, 30s-40s. Also known as Albert. Handsome, masculine, strong presence, dominating, capable of brutal behavior but also a victim in his own way. Needs a great singing voice. Lead; “Nettie:” Female, 20-39, Female, African-American, 20s-30s. Attractive, adventuresome, feisty, educated. She has a powerful bond with her older sister, Needs a commanding actress with a great belt singing voice. Principal; Church Lady: Female, 20-35, Female, African-American, early 20s-mid 30s. To appear in the onstage ensemble as a Church Lady and cover the principal role of Celie.  Drives the story. Vulnerable, spirited, introverted, mischievous, seemingly passive but really not. Needs a great belt singing voice with lots of soul. Featured ensemble; Pa: Male, 30-49, Male, African-American, 30s-40s. To appear in the onstage ensemble with a specialty as Pa (Also known as Alphonso. Celie and Nettie’s stepfather who rapes and abuses Celie and gives away her two children). Needs a commanding actor with a fantastic high baritone singing voice. Featured ensemble; “Olivia:” Female, 20-29, Female, African-American, 20s. Celie's daughter grown up. No text. This track will also cover a principal role. Must be a fantastic actor who sings very well. Ensemble; Guard: Male, 30-49, Male, African-American, 30s–40s. To appear in the onstage ensemble with a specialty as Guard (Prison guard at the jail where Sofia is being held.) Ensemble; Adam/Buster: Male, 20-39, Male, African-American, 20s-30s. To appear in the onstage ensemble as Buster (Appearance of a boxer. Sense of comedy. Small singing role) and Adam (Celie’s son grown up. No text) Needs a great tenor singing voice. Ensemble; Preacher/Ol’ Mister: Male, 40-49, Male, African-American, 40s. To appear in the onstage ensemble with a specialty as Preacher and Ol’ Mister (Mister’s father. He owns the farmland on which Mister works and lives with Celie and his children. Ol’ Mister is a mean-spirited, selfish man who disapproves of his son). Needs a commanding actor with a fantastic high baritone singing voice. Ensemble; Female Swing #1: 20-39, Female, African-American, 20s–30s. To cover the onstage ensemble and possibly a featured or principal role. Must be a fantastic actress who sings very well. Ensemble; Female Swing 2#: 30-49, Female, African-American, 30s–40s. To cover the onstage ensemble and possibly a featured or principal role. Must be a fantastic actress who sings very well. Ensemble; Male Swing #1: 20-39, Male, African-American, 20s–30s. To cover the onstage ensemble and possibly a featured or principal role. Must be a fantastic actor who sings very well. Ensemble; Male Swing #2: 30-49, Male, African-American, 30s–40s. To cover the onstage ensemble and possibly a featured or principal role. Must be a fantastic actor who sings very well. Ensemble. Equity Chorus Call for Equity male singers Mar 20 at 10AM at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave.12th fl.New York NY 10018), Equity Principal Audition Mar 29 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave.16th fl.New York NY 10018) and Equity Chorus Call for Equity female singers Mar 30 at 2pm at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave.12th fl.New York NY 10018). EPA and ECC Procedures are in effect for these auditions. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief standard that can be interpreted as soulful, or a brief gospel-type song. Show singing range. Bring sheet music and a photo/resume stapled together. A piano accompanist will be provided.

 

EQUITY, FORESTBURGH PLAYHOUSE – MAR. 27 & 28 - Forestburgh Playhouse is casting the Forestburgh Playhouse 2017 Season including: Baskerville (Ken Ludwig , writer; Dates: June 13–18); Funny Girl (Dates: June 20-July 2); Disney's The Little Mermaid (Dates: July 4–16); Disney's Newsies (Dates: July 18-30); Bye Bye Birdie (Dates: Aug. 1-13); Crazy For You (Dates: Aug. 15–27); and The Graduate (Dates: Aug. 29-Sep. 3). Season runs in Forestburgh NY. Pays: $532.50/wk. Equity LOA referenced to CORST. Seeking—Actors & Musical Actors: Males & Females, 18+. For FUNNY GIRL - FANNY BRICE: 20s-early 30s, New York accent. A vibrant, stage-struck, multi-talented, former “ugly duckling”, star of the Ziegfeld Follies. Excellent comedic timing and versatile vocal abilities a must; MRS. BRICE (FANNY'S MOTHER): 50s-60s, Yiddish accent. A Jewish immigrant from Hungary, living on Henry. Excellent comedic timing a must. Mezzo Soprano; NICK ARNSTEIN: A gambler and the love of Fanny’s life. Suave, sophisticated, and charming. 35 to 50 years old. Must have a strong middle range voice; EDDIE RYAN: A song and dance man and Fanny’s closest friend. Must be a strong singer-dancer with good comic timing. Has three songs and one big production number. 25 to early forties. Must be able to tap dance; for Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID - ARIEL: Female, 18-29. Attractive; ingénue; comfortable with dancing; vocal range: mezzo A-flat3 to G-flat5, belts to an E, pure sound; a mermaid princess; avid collector of human artifacts; has a big heart filled with curiosity, stubbornness, and innocence; willing to give up her most prized possessions for a chance to be human; PRINCE ERIC: Male, 20-29. Attractive; the guy everyone falls in love with; portrayed with confidence and sincerity; handsome; well-built physically; vocal range: B2-G4; controlled lyrical tenor/bari-tenor; SEBASTIAN: Male, 20-39. Strong actor/singer/comedian; competent dance, with strong comedic timing; must have lots of personality; vocal range: B-flat2 to C5, with flare and character; a crab; as the royal court composer, speaks with a Caribbean dialect; URSULA: Female or Male, Early 30s-50s. Big personality, booming voice; must be able to move well; wide range of comedy and villainess cunning; vocal Range: E-flat3 to C5, alto/belt, commanding and strong; a sinister sea witch and King Triton’s sister, great sense of humor; KING TRITON: Male, late 30s-50s. Must be able to convincingly play father figure; attractive and athletic/muscular build; commanding and charismatic; vocal range: A-flat2 to F4, rich baritone voice; Ariel’s father, who is adamant against the dangers the human world brings; for Disney’s NEWSIES - JOSEPH PULITZER: Male, 40s, Caucasian. The boisterous forefather of Wm. F. Buckley Jr, Glenn Beck and Rupert Murdoch. An on point, know it all, politician. Impolite and impatient with the world. Must sing well; MEDDA: Female, 40s–60s, any ethnicity. A vaudeville star of the Bowery variety. Risqué, tough, with a big voice and GREAT comic delivery; ROOSEVELT: Male, age 50-65. The governor of New York. Roosevelt supports the Newsies by standing up against Pulitzer; WIESEL: Male, 35-50. The thuggish, uncompassionate paper distributor, who runs the distribution window for The World; SNYDER: Male, 45-65. A real low-down crook, runs The Refuge (the orphanage for boys). A spidery and sinister man; for BYE BYE BIRDIE - ALBERT PETERSEN: Male, 30-early 40s. Energetic young man, the President of the Almalou Music Corp, nervous type, great comedic timing, charming salesman, excellent dancer and singer. C flat to F flat; ROSIE ALVAREZ: Female, 25-early 40s. Albert’s secretary, must be an excellent dancer and singer, vivacious and fiery, great comedic timing; A-flat to C; CONRAD BIRDIE: Male, 18-29. Flamboyant and good dancer-singer, an Elvis type, over the top Rock Star, big ego and big libido. D-flat to E-flat; MR. HARRY MACAFEE: Male, 40-59. Kim's Dad, very nervous type, controlling but loving, sings and dances; exasperated, excellent comedic timing. C to E; MAE PETERSEN: Female, 50-69. Albert's adoring mother, excellent comedic timing a must, martyr to the max, sings/moves well; for CRAZY FOR YOU - BOBBY CHILD: Male, 25-39. Attractive and charismatic leading man in the Astaire mode with a strong comic flair. Strong vocal and dance skills a must. Excellent tap and partnering a must. Must be a quadruple threat. Singer, dancer, actor and physical comedian; POLLY BAKER: Female, 22-39. Charming, energetic leading lady. Spunky and full of life. Can hold her own as the only woman in a town full of men. Strong vocal and dance skills a must. A star performer; BELA ZANGLER: Male, Late 30s-early 50s. Cultured, European Impresario in the Ziegfeld mode. Solid comic skills, must move well; IRENE ROTH: Female, 25-35. Pampered, cultured play-girl. Should have a comic flair. Very strong singer-dancer. Equity Principal Auditions Mar 27 from 9:30am-5:30pm and Mar 28 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm both days) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare either: a brief monologue appropriate to the shows in the season; or a brief song appropriate to the shows in the season; or a 1-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song. If singing, bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring picture and resume.

 

'HONK, JR.' – MAR. 27 & 28 – SANTA MONICA - Santa Monica's Morgan-Wixson Theatre (Youth Education/Entertainment Series) is casting Honk, Jr., with book & lyrics by Anthony Drewe, and music by George Stiles. Synopsis: Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother's protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be. Rehearses begin Apr. 1; runs May 13-28, including 2 school show performances on May 16 & 25. School Shows will require actors to miss their morning classes, but they can receive community service credit. Please note that actors must be available for all performances, including School Shows. This is non-negotiable. No pay. Seeking—“Ida” (Supporting): Female, 14-18, soprano with good low range; Ugly's mom, Ida is extremely protective of her son and committed to his safety. She is sweet but feisty, and she knows how to handle her husband, Drake. Ida sings several solos, and therefore she should have a strong singing voice; “Maureen” (Supporting): Female, 14-18, alto, a moorhen and Ida's best friend, Maureen genuinely loves Ida, but she can't resist a bit of good gossip. To the little ducklings, she is the typical annoying and overly affectionate "aunt." Strong singer with solo work; “Dot” (Supporting): Female, 12-18, alto, a motherly type, she is genuinely concerned with helping Ugly find his mother. She sings solo as well as with Greylag in "Wild Goose Chase." Good singer; “Penny” (Supporting): Female, 12-18, voice open, the young, beautiful swan that Ugly saves from a tangled fishing net. She does not sing solo and will double in ensemble; “Grace” (Supporting): Female, 12-18, voice open, the most distinguished duck on the lake. Very aristocratic, she is considered the queen of the duck yard; “Henrietta” (Supporting): Female, 12-18, voice open, a hen and another of Maureen's friends. She takes great pleasure in making fun of Ugly; “Mother Swan” (Supporting): Female, 12-18, voice open, Penny's mother. She does not sing solo and will double in ensemble; Ugly (Lead): Male, 14-18, baritone to F, The ugly duckling and the main character of HONK! JR. Innocent, easily confused and very impressionable, Ugly doesn't understand why it is wrong being different. He is the heart and soul of the show. He must be a strong singer and good actor. This actor must have virtually NO conflicts!; “Drake” (Supporting): Male, 14-18, bari-tenor, Ida's husband. Drake is a sarcastic character. He is the stereotypical sitcom father - often shirking his parental duties. He should have good comic timing and a strong singing voice. Drake opens the show singing "A Poultry Tale;" “Greylag” (Supporting): Male, 14-18, baritone, A somewhat pompous goose and washed-up British military type, Greylag tends to over glorify his mundane activities (i.e. migrating South) to the level of military operation status. He sings a solo in "Wild Goose Chase;" The Turkey (Supporting): Male, 12-30, Age and voice open, The headmaster of the ducklings' school. The Turkey is a bit snobbish and joins in the fun of teasing Ugly; The Cat (Supporting): Male or Female, 12-18, The sly, cunning villain of the show. All of the other animals are deathly afraid of him. The actor playing this role (which could be played by a male or a female) should bring a sense of fun to the character and have a good sense of comic timing. He sings a few songs, but his character allows for many of the lyrics to be "talk-sung." Improv skills are a plus; Ducklings (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 8-11, voice open, Beaky, Fluff, Billy, Downy are Ugly's siblings - cute little kid types. They are among the "popular" ones in the duck yard who enjoy making Ugly feel left out. They sing as a group; Barnacles, Snowy and Pinkfoot (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 8-11, Age open, The geese in Greylag's "squad." They join in singing "Wild Goose Chase." Good singers; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 8-18, The remaining actors in the company play a number of different roles. Throughout the action of the play they take on roles as barn yard animals, geese, children at play, froglets, and part of the Blizzard scene. Good singers and dancers. Open Casting Calls Mar 27 from 4pm-6:30pm and Mar 28 from 4pm-6:30pm at Santa Monica’s Morgan-Wixson Theatre (2627 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica CA 90405; Street parking available. Venice Family Clinic’s parking lot is available on weekends and on weekdays after 6 p.m. Do not park at our neighbors AAMCO/Viking Motors or SGI or you will be towed). Actors only need to attend one day of auditions. Prepare 32 bars (verse and chorus) of an up tempo song in the standard musical comedy style with accompaniment on a CD, iPhone, iPad or the Android equivalents. Please do not sing pop songs, liturgical music, or country western. In addition, please do not sing “Popular”, “Let It Go”, or “Good Morning, Baltimore.” Be prepared to dance. Bring picture (school picture or snapshot is fine), resume or list of shows done, and your conflicts for the rehearsal period. All conflicts MUST be submitted prior to callbacks. Please check with your school choir/band/theatre director, your soccer/baseball coach, or any other adult who schedules your time, about all conflicts prior to auditioning. If additional conflicts arise after casting, it may result in an actor being replaced. Questions or requests for additional information should be directed to Anne Gesling at amgesling@yahoo.com. Nonunion.

 

EQUITY, BUCKS COUNTY CENTER – MAR. 27-29 – PHILADELPHIA - Bucks County Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. is seeking Equity performers for the 2017 season including: The Irish and How They Got That Way (Rehearsals begin May 8; runs May 24-June 4), Give My Regards to Broadway (Rehearsals begin June 12; runs June 28-July 9), and My Fair Lady (Rehearsals begin July 17; runs Aug. 2-13). Season rehearses and runs in Doylestown PA. Pays: $550/wk. Equity SPT Contract. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 18+. For Frank McCourt's THE IRISH AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY - Woman 1 Female, 20s–40s. MUST sing and play guitar, and move well. Playing multiple instruments are a plus. Other instruments may also be considered (bring what you can). Ability to perform with Irish accent a plus but not necessary. Must play the guitar and sing as part of the audition and/or call back. Please bring your guitar /instrument(s). Piano available. Can prepare an additional audition piece- preferably more folk/Irish in style; for GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROADWAY - Man 1 Male, 20s–40s, any ethnicity. Strong vocalist and tap dancer. Please bring tap shoes for the dance call; Man 2 Male, 20s–40s, any ethnicity. Strong vocalist and tap dancer; Man 3 Male, 20s–40s, any ethnicity. Strong vocalist and tap dancer; Woman 1 Female, 20s–40s, any ethnicity. Strong vocalist and tap dancer; for MY FAIR LADY - All roles available EXCEPT Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins; 6 Servants Male/Female, 20's-50's- Work at Henry Higgins' (2 Soprano, 2 Alto, 1 Tenor, 1 Bass). Equity Principal Auditions Mar 27 from 10am-4pm (lunch 1pm-2pm), Mar 28 from 12noon-8pm (lunch 3pm-4pm) and Mar 29 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Plays and Players Theatre (1714 Delancey St., Philadelphia PA 19103). An Equity monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Email headshot and resume to BCCAuditions@gmail.com with preferred audition date/time, or call 215/297-8540 (Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm). Prepare a brief traditional musical theater song (accompaniment provided, if needed; bring music in your key) and be prepared to read; sides will be provided. Bring pix & resume (with musical instrument skills highlighted for Irish). For Irish, prepare a brief song on your guitar/instrument and a brief vocal selection of your choice (accompaniment provided, if needed; bring music in your key) and be prepared to read; sides will be provided. Bring a picture and resume (with musical instrument skills highlighted). Callbacks later the same day. Sides will be provided. A dance audition will be included in the callback. Equity members without appointments will be seen as time permits. Non-Equity actors may also be seen as time permits.

 

EQUITY, BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE – MAR. 27 & 29 - New Hope Productions LLC is casting the 2017 Season including: Guys & Dolls (Frank Loesser, music & lyrics; Joe Swerling & Abe Burrows, book. Rehearsals begin July 3 or 4 in NYC; runs July 21-Aug 12); The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Rehearsals begin Oct. 3; runs Oct. 13-29); and The New World (Reginna DeCicco & L.F. Turner, book; Gary Adler, music; Phoebe Kreutz, lyrics; Rehearsals begin Oct. 10; runs Nov. 7-26 with possible ext. through Dec. 2). Season runs in New Hope PA. Pays: $677/wk. min. Equity COST Tier 1 Agreement. Seeking—Actors Who Sing, Singers Who Move, Dancers Who Sing: Males & Females, 18+. For GUYS AND DOLLS - NATHAN DETROIT: Late 20s-Early 40s, any ethnicity. Baritone up to high F. A rogue and a gambler but also a respected leader of his gang of ne’er do wells. Comedic and charming but a bit strapped for cash; MISS ADELAIDE: Late 20s-Early 40s, any ethnicity. Mezzo to A. A showgirl with a heart of gold and a perpetual, psychosomatic cold. Easy-going, electric, comedic tour-de-force; SKY MASTERSON: Late 20s-Early 40s, any ethnicity. Baritone up to E-flat. Smart, charming, handsome gambler. Romantic leading man with a bit of an edge; SARAH BROWN: Mid-20s-Late 30s, any ethnicity. Soprano up to high A. Prim and proper Salvation Army officer. Has a hidden wild streak waiting to come out; Charisma, a natural beauty and a silky jazz voice are important attributes. NICELY-NICELY JOHNSON: Late 20s-Late 40s, any ethnicity. High tenor up to B-flat. Funny character guy, likeable and somehow sweet, comedic; BENNY SOUTHSTREET: Early 30s-Late 40s, any ethnicity. Baritone up to high G. Funny character man. Abbott to Nicely’s Costello; HARRY THE HORSE: Early 30s-Late 40s, any ethnicity. Gambler; all talk and little action. Mouthpiece for Big Jule. Actor may play other roles in the ENSEMBLE; BIG JULE: Early 30s-Early 50s, any ethnicity. Imposing, tough gangster from Chicago. An intimidating hustler. Temperamental. A sore loser; Actor may play other roles in the ENSEMBLE; ARVIDE ABERNATHY: Late 50s-Early 70s, any ethnicity. Lyric baritone. Salvation Army man and Sarah’s paternal figure. Kind, gentle, thoughtful; GENERAL MATILDA B. CARTWRIGHT: Early 40s-Early 60s, any ethnicity. Mezzo. Business like and in-control, but ready to cut loose; for THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW – “Dr. Frank N Furter:” High Baritone, 20s-40s. A mad scientist transvestite from the planet Transexual in the galaxy of Transylvania. Larger than life, full of sexual energy; “Rocky Horror:” Rock Baritone/Tenor, 20s, the result of one of the Dr’s experiments: “the perfect man.” Must be in good shape and comfortable with wearing little clothing; “Brad”: Bari Tenor, B-flat2 to G4, 20s, Quirky, but very much in love with his fiancé, Janet. Overly optimistic at times; “Janet:” Mezzo Soprano Belt, A3 to E-flat5, 20s, Good girl who is madly in love with Brad. Always seems to be frightened of something. Keeps losing more of her clothes throughout the story; “Magenta:” Husky Rock Mezzo/Alto, 20’s-30, A very strange servant of Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter. Bold and Sexy; “Riff Raff:” High Rock Tenor, D3-B4, 20s-40s, Creepy man resembling more of a zombie. Often makes harmless conversation seem awkward and foreboding. One of Frank’s servants; “Columbia:” Mezzo Soprano Belt, E4-E5, 20s-40s, One of Frank’s servants, Eddie/Dr. Scott/Narrator: Baritone, E3 to F-sharp4, 20s-40s, Eddie, delivery man, “went to pieces.” Misses the rock and role of life. Comes back to life only to die after his solo. Scott is Eddie’s Uncle. The Narrator follows our two hero’s through the story by narrating directly to the audience; for THE NEW WORLD - SUSANNA STANDISH: Miles' daughter. She's doing her best to be a good Pilgrim, but she's a hiding a non-Pilgrim habit; Belt/mixer (young Sutton Foster) ROLE IS ON OFFER; SQUANTO: Squanto is the younger of Chief W's sons. Squanto is handsome but doesn’t care about that. What he cares about in life is his man-cave and his best friend Carl, the turkey. He has a goofy kind of charm and a sarcastic edge. Leading man/crooner (John Raitt mixed with Bobby Darin) ROLE IS ON OFFER; CHIEF WAMPANOAG: The Chief of the Wampanoag tribe. This woman is the ultimate mother. She attacks her role as chief with the same sense of discipline. Young Merman belter. ROLE IS ON OFFER; MILES STANDISH: Miles is the leader of the Pilgrims and a very spiritual man. He's charismatic, a born leader, with a 'can do' attitude. Deep rich Baritone; JOAN: Miles' sister and Susanna's Aunt. Joan calls it like she sees it. She's a real broad. Being a Pilgrim doesn't come naturally to Joan, but she's trying! Rosemary Clooney belter. ROLE IS ON OFFER; TAGO: Squanto’s loveable older brother and Chief W's oldest son. Tago loves everything about love. He also enjoys doing crafts and pleasing his mother. (NOTE: Tago speaks with a South Boston (Southie) accent) High, comic tenor. ROLE IS ON OFFER; CARL THE TURKEY: Squanto's best friend. He's a turkey. ROLE IS ON OFFER. All roles sing. The voices are more musical theater types, and ranges can all be adjusted depending on who the actors are; for Holiday Show TBA - comedic actors with great singing voices. Equity Chorus Calls Mar 27, 2017: 9:30am for Equity male dancers who sing, 11:30am for Equity female dancers who sing, 2pm for Equity male singers who move & 4pm for Equity female singers who move at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., 4th fl., New York NY 10018) and Equity Principal Audition Mar 29 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018). EPA and ECC Procedures are in effect for these auditions. An Equity Monitor will be provided. EPA: Prepare a brief song that best show off your voice. Casting is also happy to hear music from the show. An accompanist will be provided. Bring picture and resume. ECC Singers: Prepare one 32-bar cut or two contrasting 16 bar cuts that best show off your voice. Casting is also happy to hear music the show. An accompanist will be provided. Bring picture and resume. ECC Dancers: Men should have jazz shoes or sneakers. Women should have character heels and jazz shoes. Bring picture and resume.

 

EQUITY, CHESTER THEATRE COMPANY – MAR. 27 & 31 - Chester Theatre Company is casting Equity actors for ten roles Chester Theatre Company upcoming 2017 season including: I And You (Lauren Gunderson, writer. Rehearsals begin June 5; runs June 28-July 9), Skeleton Crew (Dominique Morisseau, writer. Rehearsals begin June 19; runs July 13-23), Every Brilliant Thing (Duncan MacMillan & Jonny Donahoe, writers. Rehearsals begin July 10; runs Aug. 2-13) and Folk (Tom Wells, writer. Rehearsals begin July 24; runs Aug. 17-27). Season rehearses and runs in Chester MA. Pays: $455/wk. Equity SPT 6 Contract. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Auditions Mar 27 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch TBD) at Chester Town Hall Theatre (15 Middlefield Rd., Chester MA 01011) and Mar 31 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). For Chester MA auditions: An Equity monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare a brief contemporary monologue (one-two minutes). Bring pix & resume, stapled together. For NYC auditions: EPA procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief contemporary monologue (at least one minute in length, but under two minutes). Bring pix & resume, stapled together. For more info, visit www.chestertheatre.org.

 

'HUNGER' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 28 - Corinne Spencer Studio is casting Hunger, a live performance. Synopsis: The project is an exploration of the feminine, vulnerability, mystery, and desire. The show explores the journey from alienation to self-integration through spoken text, song, and movement. It requires performers comfortable very comfortable with singing, speech, and simple gestural, movement. This is an ongoing, large film and theater project. Director states: "We are interested in developing long-term, collaborative relationships with participating performers as we move through workshop, filming, and finally the full live production." Rehearsals throughout the month of March (five rehearsals min.); performs Mar. 28 at the Bronx Academy of Dance, known as BAAD. Food, drink, photos and video clips provided. Seeking—“Sprout” (Lead): Female, 18+, Ethnically Ambiguous/Mixed Race, warm, expressive, emotive performer with a dynamic voice and movement style. Moving from alienated character to integrated. Seeking talent from Brooklyn, New York, Bronx, Queens NY. A short, written text will be provided at the audition. You will be asked to improvise vocal melody. Be prepared to sing and to speak about your experience with movement and collaboration. Note: Performers must be interested in improvisation and collaborative performance. Performers will gather over the month of March to work with the director to develop their parts. Performers must be comfortable vocalizing in a group, working with harmony, and leading their own singing parts. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the studio.

 

EQUITY, CINCINNATI PLAYHOUSE In The PARK 2017-18 SEASON – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 28 - Cincinnati Playhouse in The Park is casting the 2017-18 season including: Shakespeare in Love, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time a Christmas Carol, Million Dollar Quartet, Marie and Rosetta, Ken Ludwig’s Treasure Island, Mr. Joy, An Evening with Groucho, Be Here Now, Sooner/Later, and Murder for Two. Rehearsals begin Aug. 4; runs Sep. 2, 2017-June 10, 2018 in Cincinnati OH. Pays $637 wk. (LORT D) and $861/wk. Equity LORT Non-Rep Contracts. Seeking—Actors: 18+. For MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET - Jerry Lee Lewis: 20, Rock ‘n’ Roll’s legendary piano prodigy and celebrated Last Man Standing; Carl Perkins: 24, lead guitar player, the first poet of Rock ‘n’ Roll; Johnny Cash: 24, guitar player, a giant of American music at the dawn of his epic career; Dyanne: mid-20’s, an aspiring singer, Elvis’s girlfriend; Elvis Presley: 21, guitar, the first and still undisputed King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Seeking talent from Cincinnati OH. To schedule an appointment, submit pix & resumes or call 513/345-2242. Prepare 1 or 2 (contrasting) monologue(s) not to exceed three minutes; or for musical audition, 1 monologue and one song not to exceed three minutes. If interested in a musical audition, an accompanist will be provided between 1:30pm-5:30pm. Clearly marked music will be required for the accompanist. Please check in at the Admin front desk when arriving. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

 

EQUITY, DELAWARE THEATRE COMPANY 2017-18 SEASON – MAR. 28 – WILMINGTON - Delaware Theatre Company is casting Equity actors and actor-singers for various roles in the upcoming season including: Something Wicked This Way Comes (Neil Bartram, music & lyrics; Brian Hill, book; Rehearsals begin Aug. 15; previews begin Sep. 13; runs Sep. 23-Oct. 1; possible extension until Oct. 8), Dare to Be Black: The Jack Johnson Story (Tommie Moore, playwright; Rehearsals begin Oct. 17; previews begin Oct. 25; runs Oct. 28-Nov. 12), The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Adam Long, Daniel Singer, & Jess Winfield, playwrights; Rehearsals begin Nov. 7; previews begin Nov. 29; runs Dec. 9-23; possible extension until Dec. 30), Heisenberg (Simon Stephens, playwright; Rehearsals begin Jan. 16, 2018; previews begin Feb. 7; runs Feb. 10-25), and Ella: The First Lady of Song (Lee Summers, book; Maurice Hines, dir.-conception. Rehearsals begin March 27, 2018; previews begin Apr. 18; runs Apr. 21-May 13; possible extension until May 20). Season rehearses and runs in Wilmington DE. Pays: $637/wk. LORT D Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 18+. For SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES - All (with the exception of Charles Halloway) should have strong movement abilities. MR. DARK: (30-40 male) High baritone. Seductive, charismatic and malevolent carnival owner; CHARLES HALLOWAY: (45-55 male) Baritone. Widower and late-life father. Defeated by life but harboring the soul of a hero; WILL HALLOWAY: (13 male) Tenor. Charles' son. Cautious rule-follower, desperate to find a way to connect with his father; JIM NIGHTSHADE: (13 male) Tenor. Will's best friend. Free spirit. Old soul. Seeking excitement beyond his small town life; LIGHTNING ROD SALESMAN (30-50 male) Folk-rock baritone. The narrator of the play. Wildly unpredictable, off-center, a loose cannon; MR. COOGER: (30-40 male) Muscle/henchman and part owner of the carnival. Strong and silent; MR. TETLEY: (30-50 male) Character baritone/tenor. Town tobacco shop owner. Convivial, with a glass-half-full view of life; MR. CROSETTI: (30-50 male) Character baritone/tenor. Town barber. Irascible, with a glass-half empty point of view; BETH HALLOWAY: (25-30 female) Soprano. Charles' late wife. In life, a grounded and loving mother. In death, a persistent, supportive sounding board for Charles; MISS FOLEY: (40-50 female) Soprano. Spinster school teacher longing for her waning youth; DUST WITCH: (ageless female) Wild alto/mezzo with a strong belt. Crazy, dangerous and seductive carnival resident. Right-hand woman to Mr. Dark; YOUNG MISS FOLEY/YOUNG MR. COOGER: (10-13 female) Miss Foley and Mr. Cooger transformed into their younger selves. The first, driven to madness over the transformation, the second, emboldened by it; MRS. NIGHTSHADE: (30-40 female) Alto. Jim's alcoholic mother, clutching tightly to the boy she knows will soon become a man and leave her; for ELLA, THE FIRST LADY OF SONG - WOMAN 2/GEORGIANA HENRY: ELLA'S cousin, traveling companion and dresser - also African American, spanning from 16 to 50. She is down-home dignified: her presentation is unpolished, but her spirit is shiny; WOMAN 3/YOUNG ELLA: African American, aged 16 to 18 - a newly orphaned, homeless, runaway, doing what she can to survive, until a twist of fate takes her across a threshold into stardom. This actress also plays ELLA'S half-sister FRANCES, from age 17-43; MAN 1/NORMAN GANZ: Age 18 to 49. A son of White, Ukranian-Jewish immigrants; he experienced the depression as a child and saw the Ku Klux Klan first hand. Becomes Ella's Manager. Man 1 also portrays JOE DA SILVA, age 27, a Portuguese ditch digger, ELLA'S abusive step-father and her sister FRANCES' father; MAN 2/CHICK WEBB/DRUMMER: African American, drummer. Man 2, ideally under 5'5,'' must act. A 1930's hip cat with a good heart who suffers from a spinal disease which has physically crippled him, except for when he's playing the drums. He is King of the Drums; MAN 3/RAY BROWN/UPRIGHT BASS: Man 3 must act. RAY is an African American bass player who falls in love quickly. In marriage with ELLA. He acts in a way that resemble insecurity and later he proves classically indecisive. Equity Principal Audition Mar 28 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Delaware Theatre Company (200 Water St., Wilmington DE 19801). An Equity monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. No appointments. Sign-up sheet will be available at theater beginning at 9:15am on date of the audition. Prepare either two contrasting monologues or two songs (bring sheet music; accompanist provided) or one song and one monologue. Bring pix & resume, stapled together.

 

EQUITY, STONEHAM THEATRE 2017-18 SEASON – MAR. 28 – STONEHAM - Stoneham Theatre & Ensemble is casting 2017-18 Season including: Dames at Sea (George Haimsohn & Robin Miller, book & lyrics; Jim Wise, music; Rehearsals begin Aug. 18; runs Sep. 7-24); Alligator Road (Callie Kimball, writer; Rehearsals begin Sep. 26; runs Oct. 12-29); She Loves Me (Joe Masteroff, book; Jerry Bock, music; Sheldon Harnick, lyrics; Miklos Laszio, original play; Rehearsals begin Nov. 1; runs Nov. 24-Dec. 23); The Irish and How They Got That Way (Frank McCourt, writer. Rehearsals begin Feb. 20, 2018; runs Mar. 8-25); Miss Holmes (Christopher M. Walsh, writer; Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of original characters. Rehearsals begin Mar. 20; runs Apr. 5-22); The Legend of Georgia McBride (Matthew Lopez, writer. Rehearsals begin Apr. 10; runs May 3-20); and Calendar Girls (Juliette Towhidi & Tim Firth, writers. Rehearsals begin May 11; runs May 31-June 17). Season runs in Stoneham MA. Pays: $425/wk. min. Equity NEAT Agreement. Seeking—Actors Who Sing: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Audition by appointment Mar 28 from 10am-6pm (lunch 2pm-3pm) at Stoneham Theatre (395 Main St., Stoneham MA 02180). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Email tyler@stonehamtheatre.org for a five-minute appointment. Give your name, email address, the best phone number by which to reach you and, if applicable, the hour in which you prefer to be seen. You will receive an email that confirms your audition time. Performers without email access may call 781/279-7885 ext. 124 Mon.-Wed., 10am-6pm, for an appointment. Equity Members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition day, as time permits. Preparation: Non-musical auditioners: actors may choose to perform one or more monologues of their choice, read one or more scenes from the season’s plays, or a combination of scene(s) and monologues(s) within the confines of the time allotted. Musical auditioners: In addition to preparing a brief song, actors may choose to perform one or more monologues of their choice, read one or more scenes from the season’s plays, or a combination of song(s), scene(s) and monologues(s) within the confines of the time allotted. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be available all day. A reader will be provided for those who wish to read from scripts. Copies of the scripts are available at StageSource (15 Channel Center Street, Suite 103, Boston) for review prior to the audition, and will be available at the audition.

 

EQUITY, MOUNTAIN PLAYHOUSE – MAR. 28 - Mountain Playhouse is seeking Equity actor/singers who can be company members by tracking through as many shows as possible in the upcoming 2017 season including: Church Basement Ladies: The Last Potluck Supper (Rehearsals begin June 6, 2017; opens June 20; closes June 26); Comedy of Tenors (Ken Ludwig, playwright; Rehearsals begin June 27; opens July 11; closes July 23); Moon Over the Brewery (Rehearsals begin July 12; opens July 25; closes Aug. 6); Caught in the Net (Rehearsals begin July 26; opens Aug. 8; closes Aug. 20); Murder for Two (Rehearsals begin Sep. 5; opens Sep. 19; closes Oct. 1); and At First Site (world premiere; Rehearsals begin Sep. 19; opens Oct. 3; closes Oct. 15). Season rehearses and runs in Jennerstown PA. Pays: $756/wk. Equity CORST Contract. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: 18+. For AT FIRST SITE - MORGAN (30) Mezzo with a great belt. Competitive, witty, and a tad melodramatic. She's on Match, Badoo, Hitch, Tinder, eHarmony, Christian Mingle, OkCupid, Bumble, Hinge and How About We, but is still chronically single. She's very close with her grandmother, Pat; TAD (Late 20s, Early 30s) Tenor. Timid, sweet, overthinks things. Good with computers; PAT (mid-70s) Morgan's grandmother. Witty, prideful, and cynical woman who is in good health save her poor hearing. The vocal range will be adjusted based on casting, but must be able to learn music and carry a tune; MARV (mid-70s) A kind, simple man. A jokester and storyteller who is in good health, save his poor eyesight. His loneliness has driven him to online dating. The vocal range will be adjusted based on casting, but must be able to learn music and carry a tune. Equity Principal Audition Mar 28 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. An accompanist will be provided on Mar. 28 only. For Mar. 28, since the season consists of musicals and comedies, it makes sense to prepare a short song and a short comic monologue. Show your best work. If you play the piano, show us if you can. Accompanist provided. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together. Total audition time no more than two minutes.

 

'The EDGE Of The UNIVERSE: A MAGIC SCHOOL BUS MUSICAL PARODY' – MAR. 28-30 – LOS ANGELES - Strive Productions is casting The Edge Of The Universe: A Magic School Bus Musical Parody, a musical which pays hilarious and touching homage to the children's television show, "The Magic School Bus." The show takes the characters we all know and love and throws them into a situation unlike anything they've ever seen before. To go up at the Los Angeles Fringe Festival 2017. Synopsis: Ms. Frizzle's third grade class is all grown up. On their last day of high school, Ms. Frizzle shows up to take them on one final adventure. She decides to take them on a field trip that’s out of this world. But can she save them when things don't go as expected? Rehearsals begin week of April 3 (3-4 evening rehearsals/wk.); runs throughout June 2017 in L.A. Seeking—“Tim” (12th Grade) (Lead): Male, 18-25, a student; truthful; finds his way. Must be able to rap. Bass-baritone; “Tim” (3rd Grade) (Lead): Male, 14-18, a student; truthful. Modest. Tenor; “Keesha” (12th Grade) (Lead): Female, 18-25, a student; sarcastic, sassy, motherly. Alto; “Keesha” (3rd Grade) (Lead): Female, 14-18, a student; sassy, bold. Soprano; “D.A.” (12th Grade) (Lead): Female, 18-25, a student; left-brained, over-achiever. Soprano; “D.A.” (3rd Grade) (Lead): Female, 14-18, a student; intellectual, doesn't break the rules. Soprano; “Carlos” (12th Grade) (Lead): Male, 18-25, a student; jokester, goofy, lovable. Baritone; “Carlos” (3rd Grade) (Lead): Male, 14-18, a student; jokester, a guy's guy. Tenor; “Arnold” (12th Grade) (Lead): Male, 18-25, a student; worrisome; in a relationship with Ralphie and not a huge fan of PDA. Must be comfortable with same-sex kissing. Bari-tenor; “Arnold” (3rd Grade) (Lead): Male, 14-18, a student; cautious, but secretly adventurous. Tenor; “Ralphie” (12 Grade) (Lead): Male, 18-25, a student; brash; in a relationship with Arnold and loves PDA. Must be comfortable with same-sex kissing. Tenor; “Ralphie” (3rd Grade) (Lead): Male, 14-18, a student; lively; runs over the cliff before looking. Tenor; “Phoebe” (12th Grade) (Lead): Female, a student; slightly withdrawn; quiet. Soprano; “Phoebe” (3rd Grade) (Lead): Female, 14-18, a student; knowledgeable, wound-up. Soprano; “Wanda” (12th Grade) (Lead): Female, 18-25, a student; ready to escape; friendly. Loves mallow-blasters. Alto; “Wanda” (3rd Grade) (Lead): Female, 14-18, a student; ready for anything; loves mallow-blasters. Soprano; “Ms. Fizzle” (Lead): Female, 35-50, the substitute teacher; cares for her students, cares for herself. Soprano; “Janet” (Lead): Female, 14-18, Arnold's cousin; snooty. Soprano. Auditions by appointment Mar 28 from 6pm-9pm, Mar 29 from 6pm-9pm and Mar 30 from 6pm-9pm at Bridges Academy (3921 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Los Angeles CA 91604). Email ryan.siebrasse@bridges.edu to schedule an audition time-slot.

 

EQUITY, 'ON YOUR FEET,' TOUR – MAR. 28 & APR. 7 - Producers are casting the SETA tour of On Your Feet. Gloria & Emilio Estefan, music & lyrics; Alexander Dinelaris, book; First Rehearsal: Aug. 21, 2017 in NYC. First Performance: Sep. 22 in Buffalo NY. Pays: $859/wk. min. ($55/day single occupancy, $73/day double occupancy). Equity Short Engagement Touring Category 2. Seeking—Singers: Males & Females, 18+, to appear in the ensemble and play various roles. All must dance and have great pop voices; Dancers Who Sing: Males & Females, 18+, Strong and technical dancers who sing well. Should have experience in Latin dance: salsa, mambo, cha-cha and Afro-Cuban. May also cover principal or featured ensemble roles. Ensemble. Equity Chorus Call Mar 28 at 10am for Equity female singers & 2pm for Equity male singers at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 4th fl., New York NY 10018) and Apr 7 at 10am for Equity male dancers who sing & 1:30pm for Equity female dancers who sing 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. Performers of all Latino backgrounds are encouraged to attend. Prepare 16 bars of a pop song showing range. A piano accompanist will be provided. Bring a photo and resume stapled together.

 

'LONESOME TRAVELER' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 29 - Florida Entertainment is casting Lonesome Traveler. The Off-Broadway hit show centered on the history of American Folk Music through the 1980s seeks instrumentalists-singers to play the parts of great American Folk stars (i.e. Guthrie, Dylan, Baez, etc.) for touring road show. Rehearsals begin in June 2017 in NYC. Performances begin in September 2017. No union contract but at a pay level at or near union scale. Seeking—Top American Folk Stars from Prior Generations (Lead): Males & Females, 20-45, Music & some theater background required. Banjo, bass guitar, mandolin & fiddle a plus. Seeking talent from New York NY. Auditions begin in late March 2017 in NYC. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Florida Entertainment.

 

'HOLLER IF YOU HEAR ME' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 29 - True Colors Theatre Company is casting Holler If You Hear Me, an American musical inspired by the music and lyrics of Tupac Shakur; Todd Kriedler, book; The music of one of the 20th century’s most influential and culturally prominent voices comes to life in this non-biographical musical about friendship, family, revenge, change and hope. On My Block We Still Pray is the heart of this moving original musical. Inner city lives struggle for peace against the daily challenges as we peak into a window of realities on the streets still relevant with issues our society faces today. Rehearsals begin Aug. 15; runs Sep. 12-Oct. 8 in Atlanta GA. Pays: $585/wk. Equity Letter of Agreement. Seeking various roles/block chorus: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from Atlanta GA. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For an audition appointment, call Lisa Watson at 404/532-1901 ext. 202 or send email to TCTCproductions@gmail.com with “Audition” in the subject line. Request 3 choices of times and make sure you leave a phone number. Casting will get back to you with a scheduled time. Do not call the Arts Center. Equity Members without appointments seen as time permits. Men: prepare a Tupac rap/song. Women: prepare an R&B soulful song. All bring picture and resume. For more info, visit www.truecolorstheatre.org.

 

'COMING Of AGE: The MUSICAL' – MAR. 29 – RIDGEWOOD - Porch Light Productions is casting Coming of Age: The Musical. Jon Provan, book-music-lyrics-music dir.; Synopsis: A 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival Official Selection, Coming Of Age is a theatrical song cycle—a collection of short stories about growing up. Each member of the dynamic ensemble cast plays multiple roles, spanning the globe and the whole of human history. They are rebels, warriors, dreamers and innocents, confronting life and leaping into the unknown. A rock-infused contemporary score, evocative lyrics, and inventive staging join forces to chronicle the joys and fears of becoming yourself. Rehearses Apr. 5-June 7 (Wed. evenings, 6pm-10pm); techs June 12-15 with performances June 16, 17, 23, 24, 25. All rehearsals/productions at the Porch Light Theater in Glen Rock, NJ (approximately 45 minutes by bus/train from NYC). No pay. Seeking—Girl (Lead): 9-18, 12+ to play early teens, female. A fresh-faced dreamer; plays a feisty Jewish girl, a Nebraskan settler, and a modern all-American kid, among others; must be comfortable with adult themes/subject matter. Dance/movement experience a must. Strong MT/rock mezzo with belt, many solos, and tight harmonies; Boy (Lead): 9-18, 12+ to play early teens, male. A wide-eyed innocent; plays an English boy-king, a Spartan apprentice, and a modern all-American kid, among others; must be comfortable with adult themes/subject matter. Dance/movement experience a must. Strong MT/rock bari-tenor with falsetto, many solos, and tight harmonies; Young Woman (Lead): 18-25, late teens/early 20s, Female. A fiery rebel; plays a Viking daughter, a transgender flapper, and a modern all-American teen, among others. Dance/movement experience a must. Strong MT/rock mezzo with belt, many solos, and tight harmonies; Young Man (Lead): 16-25, late teens/early 20s, Male. A warrior poet; plays a billionaire heir, a prehistoric mammoth hunter, and a modern all-American teen, among others; dance/movement experience a must. Strong MT/rock bari-tenor, many solos, and tight harmonies; Woman (Lead): 40-60, 45-55, female. An empathetic mother figure; plays a soul-searching ex-wife, a Viking matriarch, and a commanding brothel owner, among others. Dance/movement experience a must. Strong MT soprano with belt, many solos, and tight harmonies; Man (Lead): 30-55, 35-45, male. A troubled father figure. Plays a freaked-out patriarch, a Spartan mentor, and a repressed suburban drone, among others; dance/movement experience a must. Strong MT/rock bari-tenor, many solos and tight harmonies. Audition by appointment Mar 29 in Ridgewood NJ. Seeking talent from New York NY. Indicate any conflicts with audition date. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the production company.

 

'KISS ME KATE' and 'La BELLE HELENE' – MAR. 29 - Opera North is seeking eight (four male, four female) non-Equity Dancers who sing well for Opera North's productions of Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate and Offenbach's La Belle Helene. Executive director states: "Opera North SummerFest is the premiere summer music festival celebrating its 35th season in the Upper Valley of New England featuring international singers, major creative teams and full orchestra. All productions are performed in repertory over a three-week period. 2017 Season includes: Madame Butterfly, La Belle Helene and Kiss Me Kate." Rehearsals begin July 10 in NYC; runs July 29-Aug. 12 in NH. Compensation is $350/wk., plus housing while in NH and round-trip transportation. Seeking—Chorus (Chorus/Ensemble): 21-40. Open Casting Call for male and female dancers who sing well (jazz, ballet, acrobatics a plus) Mar 29 from 10am-1pm at Nola Studios (250 W. 54th St., New York NY 10023). Seeking talent from New York NY. Be prepared for singing as well as dancing. Bring a traditional Broadway selection to sing.

 

'INDEPENDENCE - A STORY Of REVENGE' – MAR. 29 - La Jolla Playhouse is casting Independence - A Story of Revenge, a new musical. Des McAnuff & Robert Cary, writers; Ron Melrose, musical arrangements & orchestrations; 6 weeks of work in NYC: May 22–July 1. Pays: $861/wk. min. Equity LORT B Contract. Seeking—Singers: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Chorus Call Mar 29 at 10am for Equity female singers & 12noon for Equity male singers at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 4th fl., New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Singers should be prepared to sing a rock and roll song and bring sheet music. All should bring picture and resume.

 

EQUITY, FORESTBURGH PLAYHOUSE 2017 SUMMER SEASON – MAR. 29 - Forestburgh Playhouse is casting Equity actors the 2017 Summer Season including: Funny Girl (Runs June 20-July 2), Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Runs July 4-16), Disney’s Newsies (Runs July 18-30), Bye Bye Birdie (Runs Aug. 1-13), and Crazy For You (Runs Aug. 15-27). Season runs in Forestburgh NY. Pays $532.50/wk. Equity LOA referenced to CORST Agreement. Seeking—Equity Dancers Who Sing: Males & Females, 18+; Equity Singers Who Dance: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Chorus Call Mar 29 at 9:30am for Equity male singers who dance, 11:30am for Equity female singers who dance, 2pm for Equity male dancers who sing & 4pm for Equity female dancers who sing at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W 46th St, 16th fl., New York NY 10036). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Dancers: At this call, you will be asked to learn a dance combination that combines musical theatre jazz and tap dance. Note that due to restrictions at the audition studio, you will have to tap in jazz or character shoes. You may be asked to sing 16 bars of a song appropriate to the 2017 Season. So be prepared with sheet music. Bring picture and resume. Singers: Be prepared to sing a 16 bars of a song appropriate to the 2017 season. You may be asked to dance a jazz/tap combination. Due to restrictions at the audition studio, you will have to tap in jazz or character shoes. Bring picture and resume. For more info visit www.fbplayhouse.org.

 

EQUITY, AMERICAN BLUES THEATER 2017-18 SEASON – MAR. 29 & 30 – CHICAGO - American Blues Theater is casting the 2017-2018 season. Casting mainstage roles as well as roles in the short play festival, development workshops, and readings. Seeking actors of all backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, abilities, and gender identities. Season includes: Beauty’s Daughter (Runs July 7-Aug. 5, 2017), It’s A Wonderful Life (Runs Nov. 17-Dec. 30), Six Corners (Runs Feb. 16-Mar. 25, 2018), and Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Runs Apr. 27-May 26). Season rehearses and performs in Chicago IL. Pays $281.50/wk. Equity CAT Tier 2 Contract. Seeking—Equity Actors: Males & Females, 18+, for our upcoming 2017/2018 season. For Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story – “Buddy Holly:” Male, 18-30, singer-songwriter and star from Lubbock TX. Intelligent and charismatic. Must play guitar, sing, act, and have a feel for rock ‘n’ roll; “Joe B. Mauldin:” Male, 18-30, double bass player from Lubbock TX. Serious young man with musical ability. Must be able to sing, act, and play the double bass; “Jerry Allison:” Male, 18-30, drummer from Lubbock TX. Humorous guy with musical ability. Must be able to sing, act, and play the drums; “Hipockets Duncan:” Male, 18-40, an exuberant hometown radio DJ from Lubbock TX. Must be able to sing and have the ability to play a musical instrument; “Maria Elena Holly:” Female, 18-25, Hispanic. Classy and well-educated. Must be able to sing and act; “J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper):” Male, 18-30, a former DJ, he is a Texan with a larger than-life character. 6'0”+ with the ability to command the stage. His key song is “Chantilly Lace.” Must be able to act, sing, and have the ability to play a musical instrument; “Norman Petty:” Male, 18-40, a record producer from Clovis, New Mexico, with a businesslike manner and a love of making records. Must be able to sing and have the ability to play a musical instrument; “Ritchie Valens:” Male, 18-25, Hispanic. Charismatic, and has the ability to hold the stage in his own right. His key song is “La Bamba.” Must be able to act, sing, and have the ability to play a musical instrument; “Vi Petty:” Female, 18-40, the wife of Norman with a heart of gold and a good sense of humor. Vi must be able to sing and act, and have exceptional rock ‘n’ roll keyboards ability; Chorus/Ensemble: all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities, and gender identities, singer/instrumentalists, who play a variety of roles including: Performers at the Apollo, Murray Deutch, Radio Engineer, Decca Producer, Assistant Decca Producer, M.C at Clearlake, Shirley Tommy, Dion and the Belmonts, Mary Lou Sokolof, Jack Daw and the Snow Birds, Jingle Singers, Hayrders, English DJ, Musicians at Clear Lakes, DJ WCLS, DJ WWOL, DJ WDAS, DJKSP. Equity Principal Auditions Mar 29 from 9:30am-4:30pm and Mar 30 from 9:30am-4:30pm (lunch 12:30pm-1pm both days) at American Blues Theatre (4809 N Ravenswood Ave. #221, Audition in Ste. 220, Chicago IL 60640). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. AEA Members may schedule an appointment online through the Member Portal beginning Mar. 22. Dramatic audition: Prepare two contrasting monologues (not to exceed three minutes total). Musical audition: Prepare one monologue and 32 bars of a song (not to exceed three minutes total). Bring sheet music in your key for our accompanist. 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.

 

'ORIGINAL 1980's PIECE' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 30 - Port Washington Play Troupe is casting Original 1980's Piece, who have a strong belt, sight reading capability, and can move well. Runs TBD in Port Washington NY. Seeking—Roles Vary: Males & Females, 25-55. Seeking talent from Port Washington NY. Submit your headshot, resume or any link to an audition reel. Both audio and video reels accepted. Auditions by invitation only. Be prepared with a pop or gospel song that best suits your vocal ability. Submit all information to pwplaytroupe@gmail.com.

 

'BEAUTY And The BEAST' – MAR. 30 - La Comedia Dinner Theater is casting Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Rehearsals begin June 10; runs June 29-Aug. 20, in Springboro OH. Pays $300/wk. Total compensation including rehearsals is $2,725. Housing, transportation, meal each performance, health club membership, and workman’s comp. Seeking—“Belle:” Female, 18+, young and determined, beautiful, curious, and responsible; mezzo soprano (low A to high F); “Mrs. Potts:” Female, 18-50, maternal caretaker, enchanted teapot; mezzo soprano (low Fsharp to high G); “Babette:” Female, 18+, sexy and spicy bewitched feather duster; soprano (C-high C); “Madame de la Grande Bouche:” Female, 18+, once an opera diva, now a transformed wardrobe; mezzo soprano (C-sharp to D); Beast: Male, 18+, warm and charming prince buried deep beneath rough and gruff exterior; baritone (A-high F); “Gaston:” Male, 18+, arrogant, ultra-masculine villain after Belle’s affections; baritone (A-high F); “Cogsworth:” Male, 18+, high strung enchanted mantel clock; baritone (A-high E); “Lumiere:” Male, 18+, charismatic and smooth-tongued candelabra; baritone (A-high to F-sharp); “Lefou:” Male, 18+, Gaston’s athletic yet clumsy flunky; baritone (B to high F-sharp); “Maurice:” Male, 18+, Belle’s eccentric, adoring father; baritone (B-flat to high D-flat). Open Casting Call Mar 30 at 10am at Nola Studios (250 W. 54th St., New York NY 10019). Prepare a brief song from the show or a standard musical theatre song. Be prepared to dance in the afternoon. Note: Seeking principals and singers who move well. Callbacks Mar. 31. For questions, call Joe at 937/746-4537.

 

EQUITY, CITY CENTER ENCORES OFF CENTER 2017 – MAR. 30 - New York City Center Inc. is seeking Equity actor-singers for the 2017 season including: Assassins (Stephen Sondheim, music & lyrics; John Weidman, book; Runs June 30-July 15), The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (Kirsten Childs, book, music, & lyrics; Runs July 14-27) and Really Rosie (Maurice Sendak, book & lyrics; Carole King, music; Runs July 21-Aug. 5). Season rehearses and runs in NYC. Pays: $1315/wk. Equity Special Agreement Contract. Seeking—All Roles: 18+. For ASSASSINS - JOHN WILKES BOOTH (30’s-Mid 40’s) An actor and passionate champion of the South during the Civil War. Acts as a leader and mentor to the other assassins. Seeking a great actor and strong singer. Baritone; GIUSEPPE ZANGARA (Mid 20’s-Mid 40’s) A short immigrant who failed to kill Franklin Roosevelt because he had to stand on a chair and it wobbled. Seeking a great actor and strong singer. Tenor; LEON CZOLGOSZ (30’s-40’s) An anarchist who decided to kill William McKinley for the sake of the common man. Seeking a great actor and strong singer. Bass-baritone; JOHN HINCKLEY (Mid 20’s-Mid 30’s) Had a sociopathic obsession with Jodie Foster and used it as his excuse to attempt an assassination of President Reagan. Ability to play guitar a plus. Seeking a great actor and a strong singer. Baritone; SARA JANE MOORE (40’s-50’s) A five-times married FBI informer who tried to kill President Ford to re-establish her radical credentials. Seeking a great actress with excellent comedic timing who sings; LYNETTE "SQUEAKY FROMME (Mid 20’s-Mid 30’s) A member of the "family" of disciples of the mass murderer Charles Manson, who pulled a gun on President Ford so she could call Charlie as a witness. A flower child and a follower. Seeking a great actress and strong singer; SAMUEL BYCK (40’s-Early 50’s) An unemployed loner who picketed the White House on Christmas Eve dressed as Santa Claus and died trying to implement his assassination plan at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Blue collar and disgruntled. Seeking a great actor who is comfortable singing; LEE HARVEY OSWALD (20’s) A stock boy in the Texas School Book Depository. Shot and killed President Kennedy. Withdrawn and temperamental. Seeking a great actor who is comfortable singing; THE BALLADEER (Mid 20’s-Mid 40’s) A singing witness to national catastrophe. The conscience of America and the champion of the American dream. Ability to play guitar a plus. Seeking a great actor and strong singer. Tenor; THE PROPRIETOR (Mid 20’s-Mid 40’s) The sly and insinuating barker of a fairground shooting gallery. He oversees the demise of the presidents and of the assassins. Omnipresent. Tenor; for THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN - Viveca (African American Woman, 20’s-M30’s) Seeking an extremely charismatic singer-dancer-actress. Must be a true triple threat with real star quality. Positive, appealing, warm, courageous and kind. Must sing & dance extremely well. Soprano/belt; Daddy (African American Man, M40’s-50’s) Viveca’s father. A protective, hard-working man. He means well and wants the best for Viveca. Seeking an extremely strong actor-singer. Mommy/Yolanda/Delilah (African American Woman, M40’s-50’s) Plays Viveca’s mother (among other roles). She doesn’t believe her daughter should be living in a fairytale and takes a tough love approach to raising Viveca. Seeking an extremely strong actor-singer; Gregory (African American Man, L20’s-L30’s) Viveca’s friend since childhood. Handsome & appealing. Must be an extremely strong actor-singer; Director Bob/Prince Charming/Cosmic (Caucasian Man, 30’s-40’s) Seeking an extremely strong actor-singer to play various roles including DIRECOTR BOB (a successful director who helps Viveca’s carrer), PRINCE CHARMING (Viveca’s fairytale love interest from childhood) & COSMIC (Viveca’s hippie boyfriend); Miss Pain/Granny Granny/Tallulah (African American Woman, L40’s up) Seeking an extremely strong actor-singer to play roles including MISS PAIN (Viveca’s austere ballet teacher) & GRANNY GRANNY (Lucas’ advice giving grandmother); for REALLY ROSIE - *All child actors must also be able to tap. YOUNG ROSIE (female age 9-13) ADULT ROSIE (female 30’s-50) A bossy girl who is holding auditions for the movie of her life story, "Did You Hear What Happened to Chicken Soup?" Imagines herself as a star. Leader of the group. YOUNG KATHY (female age 9-13) ADULT KATHY (female 30’s-50) Rosie's sidekick and secretary who longs for her chance in the spotlight. Seeking an extremely strong singer-actor; YOUNG JOHNNY (male age 9-13) ADULT JOHNNY (male 30’s-50) Shy and a bit nerdy. A bookworm who prefers to be alone. Seeking an extremely strong singer-actor. YOUNG PIERRE (male age 9-13). ADULT PIERRE (male 30’s-50). Has a major attitude. He doesn’t care (and doesn’t care who knows it). Seeking an extremely strong singer-actor; CHICKEN SOUP (male age 9-13) Rosie's kid brother, who Rosie (begrudgingly) has to watch. Runs away. Seeking an extremely strong singer-actor. ALLIGATOR (male age 9-13) Kathy's brother, who believes he's actually an alligator. Seeking an extremely strong singer-actor. Equity Principal Audition Mar 30 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 16th fl., New York NY 10018). EPA procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief song in the style of one of this season's shows. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring pix & resume, stapled together.

 

'#HASHTAG WHO's NEXT The MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 31 - You Create Your Own Destiny Performing Arts Org is casting a staged reading of #Hashtag Who's Next The Musical. Synopsis: When family secrets become everyday reality. When a televised tragedy, hits this small-town. Grandma Flo, rises and stand firm as the matriarch of her family. Her second generation becomes fully awake and engaged. When the exposer comes to town and is planning on going from door to door, to pull out every skeleton in every closet. #Hashtag Who’s Next tells the simple story of family, strength, weakness, and perseverance. Rehearses Wednesdays or Thursdays from 9am-12noon; staged reading runs May 5 in Chicago IL. Pays $50 for the performance. No rehearsal pay. Seeking—“Kelvin” (Lead): Male, a young bright educated 22-year-old African American male; is the future Martin Luther King Jr.; he has a passion for politics and people; talent should be able to rap; “Bernard” (Supporting): Female, 30-44, a middle aged African American police officer who is a hot head; feels like he has a chip on his shoulder and also plays the narrator of our story; is a single father; “Latrice” (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18-24, a troubled female teenager who’s mom doesn’t trust her; she has big shoes to fill being that her brother, is Kelvin; she tries to fit in, but does more outing of herself; “Nate” (Lead): Male, 30-40, ambitious middle aged educated African American Male who is one of the field anchors at the news station; he has dream and hopes of getting ahead, however society won't let him be great; “Donna” (Supporting): Female, 29-38, middle aged, mixed-African American woman; she is Nate's wife; she's a doctor; and she’s hurt and scorn from issues within her marriage. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. All auditions will be via video. If you are chosen for this project, note that it rehearses on Wednesdays/Thursdays between the hours of 9am-1pm. All talent must live in the Chicago land area. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the organization.

 

'LIFE's A REAL DREAM' by LARD DOG & The BAND Of SHY – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 31 - GO Records LLC is casting lead female vocalist-actress for all-ages musical variety show. Producer states: "Lard Dog & The Band of Shy burst onto the New York entertainment scene in 2015 with an off-Broadway theatre run called, Life's A Real Dream. With their quirky lyrics and infectious tunes the band has drawn comparisons to Devo, 'Rocky Horror Picture Show,' Pee Wee Herman, and the B52's. Lard Dog has longstanding roots in New York, performing everywhere from CBGB's Gallery and Fez Under Time Café to Joe's Pub and Symphony Space. In 2017 the band landed the #1 chart-topping song on Sirius XM Kids Place live with their single, 'I Like.' Life's A Real Dream is an all-ages musical extravaganza that promotes positive messages of creativity, acceptance, and frivolity--with massive amounts of absurdism thrown in. Lard Dog and his six-piece Band of Shy invite you to their unique audio-visual universe, complete with catchy songs, multi-media graphics, and interactive props--including a pretzel toss. Come play along and slurp the noodle of life--for Life's A Real Dream. Three frequently asked questions about this act: 1) Who is Lard Dog? He's the alter ego (who hails from Planet Belopio) of multi-media artist Steven Erdman (who hails from New York City and upstate New York). 2) What's 'LARD' stand for? It's an acronym for Life's A Real Dream. 3) What's 'DOG' have to do with it? Absolutely nothing. We will also be performing at Lollapalooza in Chicago in August." Three rehearsals in late April, or as needed. Upcoming shows at The Peoples Improv Theater in New York NY (the production team anticipates that this run will be extended and more shows added): May 6 (2pm), May 13 (2pm), May 19 (11:30pm, adult show); May 20 (11am, special autism-friendly show), May 20 (2pm), June 3 (2pm), and June 10 (2pm) in NYC. Pay per experience. Seeking—“Honey Babe” (Lead): Female, 25-40, the sidekick to the lead performer, Lard Dog; she serves as a brainy, polite, and fun-loving foil to Lard Dog's absurd and whimsical tendencies; think Keely Smith to Louis Prima, or Agent 99 to Maxwell Smart, or Cher to Sonny; there is not a romantic interest here, but rather a mutual shared love for living your best life, letting go, and embracing what makes us all unique. This role has three solos and two duets plus singing backup on all songs. There is sketch comedy/vignettes between most songs with short dialogue requiring acting skills. If you play guitar or any instrument, that's a plus, but not required. Seeking talent from New York, NY. Only apply if you are available for all dates listed and on an ongoing basis in NYC. You must be local to NYC. Submit both video and audio reels that showcase your singing ability. Casting personnel will review all applicants and contact finalists by Mar. 31 and ask you to submit a video audition singing one of the group's songs (to be provided). They will then invite a select group to audition in person on Apr. 7 in NYC. Also submit a letter that conveys why you think you would be a good choice for this role. More about the show at www.houseloflard.com.

 

'YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 31 - The Secret Theatre is casting You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, the musical. Synopsis: Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner’s classic musical. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and “blockhead,” himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form. Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, from wild optimism to utter despair. In this revised version from 1998, with additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and dialogue by Michael Mayer, the sweet, joyful innocence of the Peanuts gang is maintained, but a fresh insouciance and playfulness is revealed. The new script features two new songs, particularly funny dialogue, and new, catchy orchestrations. Whether you’re keen to fly with the Red Baron, moon over the Moonlight Sonata, or just do your best to find “Happiness,” "You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown" is a crowd-pleasing classic. Rehearses Apr. 3 (6pm-10pm), Apr. 4 (6pm-10pm), Apr. 5 (6:30pm-10:30pm), Apr. 8 (1:30pm-5:30pm), Apr. 9 (1pm-5:30pm), Apr. 10 (6pm-10pm), Apr. 11 (6pm-10pm), Apr. 12 (6pm-10pm), Apr. 15 (1:30pm-5:30pm), Apr. 16 (1pm-5:30pm), Apr. 17 (6pm-10pm), Apr. 18 (6pm-10pm), Apr. 19 (6pm-10pm), Apr. 22 (1:30pm-5:30pm); tech Apr. 24-26. Runs Apr. 27 (7pm), Apr. 28 (7:30pm), Apr. 29 (3pm & 7:30pm), Apr. 30 (3pm & 7pm), May 3 (7pm), May 4 (7pm), May 5 (7:30pm), May 6 (3pm & 7:30pm), and May 7 (3pm & 7pm) at The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., Long Island City NY. Equity Showcase Code. Seeking—“Charlie Brown” (Lead): Male, 18-40, B-flat to F (baritone). An everyman with ever-changing mood and grace; both befriended by all and ostracized by everyone; a loser-yet-leader who rises out of every downfall with shining hope and determination; “Lucy Van Pelt” (Lead): Female, 18-40, G-F (mezzo); Linus' older sister; a bossy, crabby girl who sometimes torments Charlie Brown; and has a crush on Schroeder; “Schroeder” (Lead): Male, 18-40, a piano-playing character; Lucy's love interest; admirer of Beethoven; Charlie Brown's second best friend after Linus; “Sally Brown” (Lead): Female, 18-40, B to A-flat (high mezzo); Charlie Brown's younger sister who has a crush on Linus; often complains or overreacts to situations; “Snoopy” (Lead): Male, 18-40, C-A (tenor); Charlie Brown's pet dog; philosopher; “Linus Van Pelt” (Lead): Male, 18-40, B-flat to E (baritone); Charlie Brown's blanket-toting best friend; Sally's love interest; the most insecure but the smartest out of all the characters; “Pig Pen” (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18-40, ensemble role; the character who attracts dust, making him very filthy; “Violet” (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18-40, ensemble role; Lucy's and Patty's best friend; a mean and snobby girl; served as an early love interest of Charlie Brown; “Frieda” (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18-40, the girl who brags about her "naturally curly hair" and is quite obsessed about her beauty; “Patty” (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18-40, an early character who sometimes bullies the others; served as an early love interest of Charlie Brown. Seeking talent from Long Island City, New York NY. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

 

'CINDERELLA' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 31 - OOOH ARRR Productions is casting the musical, Cinderella. Project description: "A brand new touring company bringing affordable theatre to the West Country." Performances run throughout 2017, in Bristol, Bath & Gloucester, UK. Pays £15/performance. Seeking—“Buttons” (Supporting): Male, 18+; Ensemble/Understudies (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from Bristol, England. To apply, submit pix & résumés. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the production company.

 

'INCIDENTS In The LIFE Of A SLAVE GIRL: A PLAY' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 31 - IP Inc. is casting a theatrical adaptation of Harriet Ann Jacobs' slave narrative. Synopsis: Born a slave, Harriet was constantly tormented by her master; and finding no other way to escape his unwanted advances, she went into hiding for nearly seven years. This play portrays her incredible and inspiring story of how she found the strength to overcome adversity. Rehearsals will start April 2017 in Miami FL; runs June 19-25 in Edenton NC. Daily compensation, plus travel, lodging, and meals provided. Seeking—Female Slave: 18-65; Male Slave: 18-50. Seeking talent from Miami FL. In your cover letter, note your availability from Apr. 1-June 30. For the auditions, be prepared to sing. Only strong singers will be considered. For more information about the project, visit incidentsplay.com. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact IP Inc.

 

'The ADDAMS FAMILY: A NEW MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 31 - Center Stage Theatre Company is casting experienced dancers, actors, and singers for an upcoming production of The Addams Family: A New Musical. Also casting Uncle Fester and Lurch. Seeking people from MA and NH. Rehearsals will take place from March to May (Tues. & Thurs., 6pm-8pm; Sat., 12noon-3pm); show will be May 5 & 6 (7pm) and May 6 & 7 (2pm). Rehearses in Merrimac MA and production will be in Newburyport MA. Seeking—“Uncle Fester” (Lead): Male, 14-50, narrator of the show, whacky and charismatic personality; “Lurch” (Supporting): Male, 18-70, stands around, straight face, grunts a lot; must be 6'4"+; Experienced Dancers-Singers (Ensemble Members)/Addams Family Ancestors (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 12-20. Seeking talent from West Newbury, Merrimac, Newburyport Amesbury, Boston MA; Seabrook NH; Groveland, Georgetown MA. For submission and/or more info, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

 

'MIDDLESCHOOLANDIA' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 31 - urban spine is casting Middleschoolandia, an original musical for the Hollywood Fringe. This is a live show, not a film. Company states: "Middleschoolandia is an irreverent musical comedy performed by actual middle schoolers. Very high energy, fast paced show requiring skillful actors who have endurance and can make quick emotional shifts. All characters are essential, are onstage almost the entire show. Very strong acting and singing required. Rehearses April-May; runs weekends this June as part of the Fringe Festival in L.A. Pays a percentage of profits. Seeking—“Tyleera” (Lead): Female, 12-18, Energetic, popular, outgoing girl. Fused at the hip with her best friend. Requires strong comedy chops; Ilektrii (Lead): Female, 11-19, Energetic, popular, outgoing girl. Fused at the hip with her best friend. Requires strong comedy chops; “Ahliks” (Supporting): Males or Female, 12-19, Athletic and strong, a bit of a bully; “Scofheia” (Lead): 11-19, A popular, outgoing girl who befriends the lead; “Ceril” (Supporting): Male or Female, 12-18, Quieter and smaller, Ceril tends to get bullied; Mom (Lead): Female, 18-40, Parent of the lead, Parent is kind but firm, trying to integrate her child into Middleschoolandia, but also horrified when they experience Middleschoolandia first hand. Very song actor required. Parent also sings 6 songs from the wings. NOTE: With a large teen cast, the adult actors must relate well to teens; “Yhaaze” (Supporting): 12-18, Very emotional. Male or female; “Hhyde:” 18+, An A student, obsessively driven. Very neurotic and hysterical. Male or female; Mr. A (Supporting): Male, 18-49, Over stressed, overworked teacher. Doubles as a parent. All teachers are featured in one song, and sing 6 more songs from the wings. NOTE: With a large teen cast, the adult actors must relate well to teens; Ms. B. (Supporting): Female, 18-51, Hardworking teacher at the brink of emotional exhaustion. Doubles as a parent. All teachers are featured in one song, and sing 6 more songs from the wings. NOTE: With a large teen cast, the adult actors must relate well to teens; “Mik” (Lead): Male & Female, 12-18, A loud, popular leader, a bit of a bully; “Payte” (Supporting): Male or Female, 12-18, A strong member of the popular group; Mrs. C (Supporting): Female, 18-49, Over stressed, overworked teacher. as a parent. All teachers are featured in one song, and sing 6 more songs from the wings. NOTE: With a large teen cast, the adult actors must relate well to teens. All characters are essential, are onstage almost the entire show, and sing 6 songs. Seeking talent from Santa Monica, Los Angeles CA. Sides can be downloaded from middleschoolandia.weebly.com.

 

'FLIT, FLAP & FLY' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 31 - Fine Chisel is casting the musical, Flit, Flap & Fly. Project description: "A squawking adventure that follows a young bird's frantic and funny journey towards independence, told through the relationship with his/her fine-singing father." Rehearses in June, in Bristol, UK. Performances run June-October, at outdoor festivals in Bristol, UK. Some pay. Seeking—Actor (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, a confident physical performer, with a strong voice (and ideally some instrumental skills), who is happy improvising with young children. Seeking talent from Bristol, England. To apply, submit pix & résumés. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Fine Chisel.

 

'ONCE ON THIS ISLAND' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 31 - Kidz Theater is casting teens in grades 9-12 for Once On This Island. Rehearsals begin Mar. 31 and run Tues. and Fri. from 5pm-9pm & Saturday from 12noon-8pm; tech and performances are May 16-28 in NYC. Seeking—Teens: 13-18, seeking performers in grades 9-12 to audition to be mentors for this production of Once on This Island; seeking dedicated, talented, professional performers for all roles. Seeking talent from New York NY. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

 

EQUITY, SEATTLE CHILDREN's THEATRE 2017-18 SEASON – MAR. 31 DEADLINE f/APR. 17-20 – SEATTLE - Seattle Children's Theatre is seeking performers age 18+ for the 2017-2018 season. Local hires preferred. Shows, production dates, and cast breakdowns will be available after Mar. 31, 2017. Dates and shows will be updated after March 31. Season rehearses and runs in Seattle WA. Pays: $489/wk. min. Equity TYA Contract. Seeking—Equity Performers: 18+. Equity Principal Auditions by appointment Apr 17 from 11am-4pm, Apr 18 from 11am-4pm, Apr 19 from 11am-4pm and Apr 20 from 11am-4pm at Seattle Children's Theatre (201 Thomas St., Rehearsal Hall, Seattle WA 98109). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Include your date/time preference in submitted materials. Appointments and communication will be sent via email. Mail or drop off a hard copy of your headshot and resume by Mar. 31 to Seattle Children's Theatre, SCT Auditions. 201 Thomas St., Seattle WA 98109. Appointments made in order of materials received with priority given to Equity members. Prepare one monologue and one song to present, should you elect to sing. There will be a piano accompanist Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together.

 

'The HUMAN INCUBATOR' – MAR. 31 – BROOKLYN - Underlords is casting The Human Incubator, a new sci-fi, girl power musical about human reproductive rights.
Synopsis: Humans lay eggs, and Posey Powers is a professional egg donor at GenEgg, an elite adoption firm. Posey is fired when she fails to deliver her deposit, but soon learns that a routine fertilization has left her conventionally pregnant with the baby of the world’s most popular man. Posey must grapple with her society’s views on childbearing, contraception, perfection, freedom, and the concept of family, while society reckons with the formidable human incubator herself. Production states: “Seeking a diverse cast of ambitious performers ready to take risks, challenge taboos, and work hard to bring this socially relevant new show to life. All ages, races, genders, & vocal types desired. Open to all career levels.” Workshop performance on May 6 & 7, short run in July. Rehearsals in late April and throughout June in Brooklyn NY.
A modest stipend will be paid. Seeking—“Posey Powers” (Lead): Female, 22-30, the poster child for GenEgg’s mission and a proud model Hen. Intelligent, polished, poised, on edge. Obsessed with perfection. Strong comedic sensibilities a plus. Bright, clear, soprano vocals; “Loretta Wray” (Supporting): Female, 22-40, Loretta manages Bombshell’s, an unpretentious neighborhood dive bar. Spirited, independent, addictively cool. Spoken word skills a plus. Mezzo-soprano; “Bolt Leiderhuge” (Lead): Male, 36-50, an Olympian-turned-doctor-movie star. Magnetic. High-energy. Woefully impulsive. A smooth baritone crooner; “Ayleen Merriweather” (Supporting): Female, 30+, the original Hen, Dr. Merriweather is now GenEgg’s decorated Chief of Staff and the primary care physician for the Hens. Elegant and exacting. Sultry, measured vocals. Mezze-soprano; “Manuel Ignacio” (Supporting): Male, 18-35, Brand new to the GenEgg staff, Manuel works under Merriweather. A weekend warrior. His heart is better than his judgement. Bro vocals; “Ian Godfried” (Supporting): Male, 30+, GenEgg’s founder and CEO. He possesses a frenetic, playful energy; his enthusiasm is contagious. Idealistic and perverse. A vaudevillian song and dance man; “Petra” (Supporting): Female, 18-27, A GenEgg Hen. Motivated. Spirited and courteous. Makes this job look easy. Best friends with Posey, Priscilla, and Pearl. Strong harmonic swing sensibilities both vocally and choreographically are a bonus; “Priscilla” (Supporting): Female, 18-27, a GenEgg Hen. Fresh. Righteous and concerned. Best friends with Posey, Petra, and Pearl. Strong harmonic swing sensibilities both vocally and choreographically are a bonus; “Pearl” (Supporting): Female, 18-27, a GenEgg Hen. On point. Competitive, skeptical. Best friends with Posey, Petra, and Priscilla. Strong harmonic swing sensibilities both vocally and choreographically are a bonus; “Lisa Brown:” 16-36, an aspiring social justice provocateur. Hates GenEgg and the elite who buy into their commodified eugenical systems. Could use a following. Chirpy and pitched. Soprano; Various Other Roles (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, will transition speedily through a variety of recurring characters, including: Utterly Charming, Dr. Rock, Sanjeeta Armstrong, and Tech-Minded, Classy Hat, Sunglasses at Night, Pat Pauley, Old Money, Stars in Their Eyes, House Red, Too Much Gel, and Kitty Bannings, Ready for This, Polo Shirt, Dr. Goldthwait, and Idiotish Newsie. Transformative energy and movement skills a plus. Ensemble actors have a lot of lines and stage time and will sing and dance on many zany numbers. Audition by appointment Mar 31 from 6:30pm-9:30pm at South Oxford Space (138 S. Oxford StreetBrooklyn NY 11217). Please e-mail TheWorldEgg@gmail.com to schedule an audition timeslot! Seeking talent from New York NY. Bring 1 minute of song (with sheet music for accompanist or a cappella). Dance talent is a plus but not required for all roles. Come with an open mind, ready to have fun. Casting personnel state: "Reach out to us to schedule an audition time slot. Let's deploy the transformative power of theater!" For more information, visit www.TheWorldEgg.com.

 

EQUITY, '42nd STREET' – MAR. 31 – WALTHAM - Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston is seeking skilled performers, singers, and dancers for principal and ensemble roles in this production of 42nd Street. Harry Warren, music; Al Durbin, lyrics; Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, book, based on the novel 42nd Street by Bradford Ropes; Note the roles of Dorothy Brock and Julian Marsh have already been cast. Note that singing and dancing ability will be equally considered. Casting personnel especially encourage all dancers to apply, regardless of singing experience. Rehearsals begin July 18 (afternoons and evenings); first performance will be Aug. 3; closing performance will be Aug. 13 (performances will be held over two weekends, with three dark days between weekends) in Waltham MA. Equity LOA. Salary pending. Seeking—“Billy Lawlor:” 20-39, male. The charming leading man of Pretty Lady." Note that the actor must be able to tap dance extremely well; 20s–30s; strong tenor; “Andy Lee:” 25-44, male. The dance director of "Pretty Lady." Must have excellent tap skills; late 20s-early 40s; baritone; “Bert Barry:” male. The co-author of "Pretty Lady" who stars as the show’s comic lead with Maggie, his partner; he is kindhearted and practical. Strong comedic skills; 30s–50s; baritone; “Abner Dillon:” 50-69, male. Dorothy’s “sugar daddy” from Oklahoma who is the “angel” for Pretty Lady. 50s-60s; a little character singing possible, but not necessary; “Pat Denning:” 40-59, male. A former vaudeville partner of Dorothy’s and her true love who is down on his luck. 40s–50s; baritone; “Peggy Sawyer:” 18-29, female. A sincere small-town girl (from Allentown PA) with big Broadway dreams. Must be an extraordinary tapper. Late teens-20s. Soprano/mezzo-soprano; “Maggie Jones:” 30-49, female. The co-author of "Pretty Lady" who stars as the show’s comic lead with Bert, her partner; tough-talking, but kind. Strong comedic skills; mid-30s to 40s; alto; “Ann ‘Anytime Annie’ Reilly:” 25-39, female. A sub-principal in "Pretty Lady" who is an excellent tapper. Late 20s-30s; mezzo-soprano; Ensemble: 18+, there are many ensemble roles in this show, with opportunities for both solos and speaking roles, including Mac ("Pretty Lady’s" Stage Manager); Lorraine, Phyllis, and the rest of the show’s chorines; some Mafia thugs; waiters; party guests; and, of course, dancers in "Pretty Lady." All must be able to dance, and especially tap-dance, extremely well. All ethnicities. Equity Principal Audition by appointment Mar 31 from 2:30pm-10:30pm (break TBD) at The Reagle Music Theatre (617 Lexington St., Waltham MA 02452). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Equity members may make appointment for singing auditions via Christian@reaglemusictheatre.org or call 781/891-5600. Audition sign-ups will close Mar. 30 at 4:30pm. Equity members without appointments seen throughout Friday as time permits. Note that all interested in auditioning must sing for the production team. Those who are unable to attend the Friday call, but who still wish to audition, should contact Christian Krenek, Audition Coordinator, at the above email/phone. Prepare from 16 to 32 bars in the style of the show or from the show itself. Also, plan to arrive ten to fifteen minutes before your requested time to fill out audition paperwork. Casting personnel also request a copy of your résumé and most recent headshot, stapled back to back. Seeking performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds. The dance callback for the roles of Andy, Annie, Lorraine, Phyllis, and Ensemble is invitation only, and will be held Apr. 1 at 9:30am. The dance callback for the roles of Billy and Peggy is invitation only, and will be held Apr. 1 at 1pm. If you are invited, be warmed up and ready at the start of the call. All should bring tap shoes. Acting/singing callbacks will be held Apr. 1 (2pm-6pm). Note: The building is the same address/location as Waltham High School.

 

EQUITY, 'ANNIE' – MAR. 31 - Flat Rock Playhouse is casting the lead in Annie. Rehearses and performs May 23-July 2 in Flat Rock NC. Pays $738/wk. Equity CORST Z Contract. Seeking—“Annie:” Female, 7-18, seeking young actresses to play a tough streetwise kid; shows independent, needy, maternal, and hopeful qualities. Equity Principal Audition Mar 31 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W 46th St., 16th fl., New York City NY 10036). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare one of the following songs from the musical "Annie": "Tomorrow" or "Maybe." Bring sheet music; piano accompanist provided. Bring picture and resume. For more info, visit www.flatrockplayhouse.org. 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.

 

'ZOMBIE CLOWN TRUMP' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 1 - Trollonymous Productions is casting the world-premiere of Zombie Clown Trump: An Apocalyptic Musical, that will play at Complex Theater during Hollywood Fringe Festival. The Sean Spicer role doesn't have to sing. Rehearsal dates TBD; show runs June 2, 8, 19, 16, 17, 23, 24, and possibly the month of July in L.A. Seeking—“Conchita” (Lead): Female, 25-35, fiery and attractive Latina woman who sings well; “Becky” (Lead): Female, 21-35, very good-looking former beauty queen of New Jersey. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Must have demo tape and/or be willing to put something on tape. Must be funny, a team player, and a good singer. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the production company.

 

'MY FAIR LADY' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 1 - Plaza Theatrical Productions is casting the role of Freddy Eynsford-Hill (Tenor) "On the Street Where You Live") in My Fair Lady. Must reside in New York area. Rehearsals begin Mar. 30 at the Plaza Studio located in Lynbrook NY. Performance run is Apr. 22-June 11 (approximately 20 performances within that time period). A per performance stipend is provided. Seeking—“Freddy” (Lead): Male, 18-30, the love interest of Liza and sings "On the Street Where You Live"; Tenor. Seeking talent from Lynbrook NY. To make an audition appointment, email Plaza at Plazatheatrical@aol.com or call 516/599-6870. Video submissions are welcome.

 

'TOM FOOLERY' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 1 - The Piedmont Players is casting Tom Foolery, a musical revue. Project description: "Based on lyrics and music that American mathematician, songwriter, and satirist, Tom Lehrer, first performed in the 1950's and 1960's." Performances Apr. 27-30, in Piedmont CA. Small stipend provided. Seeking—“Pam” (Lead): Female, 18+; “Terry” (Lead): Male, 45+; “Tim” (Lead): Male, 35-50; “Joe” (Lead): Male, 18-30. Seeking talent from Piedmont CA. Prepare two songs from the show (selected by the director), in addition to character sides. Singers will need to exhibit very clear diction and some style of a comic delivery, appropriate to Lehrer's humorous lyrics. Sides and songs will be sent to auditioners by email with audition date. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the group.

 

'SIREN’s DEN: A ROCK MUSICAL' – APR. 1 DEADLINE - Rori Nogee is seeking strong pop/rock singing actors for various roles in Siren’s Den: A Rock Musical.  Rori Nogee, book, music, & lyrics;  Synopsis: Siren’s Den is a dark, modern twist on the myth of the Greek sirens. Here, the turbulent sea is the music industry, and the siren is Skylar Cole, a seductive indie rock singer in NYC. Skylar’s biggest fan is aspiring singer Remy Morgan, who finds that spending time with Skylar fuels her own songwriting. Soon, Remy finds herself drawn into a world of drugs, lust, and empty promises. Will Remy find success? Or will she fall prey to Skylar’s siren song forever? Rehearsals begin May 1; runs May 24-June 3 (12 performances) at the Gene Frankel Theater in NYC. Expected total stipend: $725. Equity Showcase-NY Code (application/approval pending). Seeking—“Skylar:” Female, 30-49, a sexy, charismatic actress who can seduce a room with a glance. Excellent pop/rock singer with an edgy sound. Must be comfortable with same-sex kissing. Dark hair preferred; “Logan:” Male, 30-49, Remy’s manager, who harbors romantic feelings for her, despite his own dark past with Skylar. Rock tenor. Guitar skills a plus; “Garrett:” Male, 27-39, Skylar’s former bad-boy boyfriend turned jealous husband. He is fed up with the sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle and longs for a home and family. Strong rock voice. Audition by appointment Apr 12 from 10am-5pm in New York NY. Callbacks to follow. For an appointment, submit headshot, resume, cover letter, and performance links to sirensdenmusical@gmail.com. Deadline to submit is April 1.

 

'MUSIC MAN: In CONCERT At The ORPHEUM' – APR. 1 – MESA - Showtune Productions is casting Music Man: In Concert at the Orpheum. Project description: "Production will feature a 17-piece orchestra, 30-50-member choir, and 19 actors performing the entire libretto and score (with costumes and scenic drops) of the Broadway classic by Meredith Wilson to kick off the Theatre League’s 2017-18 Broadway Series. Producers state: "Showtune Productions is a Arizona-based entertainment company in its seventh season, dedicated to bringing live professional performances to audiences throughout the United States. Performers and musicians are cast locally and nationally." Rehearsals begin Nov. 17. Five performances will run Dec. 1-3, at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix AZ. Pays $400/week. Seeking—All Roles except Marian Paroo: Males & Females, 18+. Note: Winthrop Paroo (8-12) and Amaryllis (8-12) will be cast at a later date. Open Casting Call at Apr 1 from 3pm-9pm Red Mountain United Methodist Church (2936 N Power Road, Mesa AZ 85215). There will be a dinner break from 6pm-7pm. Prepare 16-24 measures of a traditional Broadway song. Prepare an additional contrasting song that the performer may be ask to sing in the initial audition. Bring printed music in performer’s key. An accompanist will be provided. No audio recordings or karaoke tracks allowed.

 

'ME & VIOLET BROOKS' – APR. 1 - Three Act Theatre Company is casting Me & Violet Brooks, a new musical set in a 1930s boarding school in Connecticut. Synopsis: Two young girls arrive at boarding schools who should be best friends but become rivals through a series of misunderstandings. The adult characters at the boarding school are present to help these two girls find their path and get to the heart of their unexpected rivalry. Producing artistic director states: "This production is in conjunction with our Summer Immersion Program 2017 and each adult actor cast will be working in rehearsal and on stage with teenage actors. It is a requirement of the contract to work at the highest level of professionalism, knowing that you will be a mentor to aspiring teen actors." Rehearses July 10-14 & 17-21 (Mon.-Fri., 2:30pm-7:30pm) and July 24-28 (10am-6pm); performs July 28-30 (four performances) in NYC. Cast is also required give ten hours of technical support in costuming, set construction, and lighting support, and is responsible to help with strike on July 31. Pays: $1000 actor stipend for the three-week commitment. Seeking—“Robert Channing” (Lead): Male, 25-35, a sharp, young teacher; farm boy from Pennsylvania, educated at Yale on scholarship; thoughtful, caring, hard-working. 29, baritone/tenor; “Charity Kane” (Lead): Female, 25-35, an overly-optimistic, caring young woman with a desire for everyone to get along, and avoid sadness. 25, soprano/mezzo; “Mr. Kane” (Lead): Male, 45-60, principal of a Connecticut boarding school, very strict, in a well-meaning way; he cares much for his daughter, Charity. 50s, baritone/tenor; “Libby” (Lead): Female, 30-60, the boarding school maid, charming disposition with the mental capacity of a five-year-old. Loves the students and her teddy bear, Charlie. 30s-60s, alto/mezzo; Ray Brooks/Albert Whitley (Supporting): Male, 35-45, Ray Brooks: An irresponsible, sleazy manager of an Italian restaurant in Brooklyn; has mob connections, a temper problem, and money issues; doubles as Albert Whitley. Albert Whitley: a well-meaning, devout missionary to Cameroon; expects everyone to be responsible and have inner fortitude; doubles as Ray Brooks. 35-45, baritone/tenor; Leona Brooks/Mable Whitley (Supporting): Female, 35-45, Leona Brooks: Ray’s wife, irresponsible, wannabe upper-class socialite, terrified of aging, didn't ever want children, but likes to brag about her daughter's accomplishments when she’s not around; doubles as Mabel Whitley. Mabel Whitley: Albert’s devoted wife, quiet, caring and self-sacrificing; doubles as Leona Brooks. 35-45, alto/mezzo (with belt). Audition by appointment Apr 1 from 12noon-7pm at NOLA Studios (244 W. 54th St., New York NY 10019). Prepare your best 16 bars (legit/classic musical theater selection). Music in the show is reflective of the 1930s. Bring headshot/resume with you and prepare to cold-read sides/songs for your character at your audition. Callbacks the same day. Be prepared to stay and cold-read sides/songs with lead teen actresses. Only submit if you are available for the entire rehearsal schedule. Note: This job includes working with and mentoring teen actors, and those actors cast must be interested and excited by sharing their talent and training knowledge with the youth involved in this production.

 

'HENRY BOX BROWN' – APR. 1 - Children's Theater Company is casting a staged reading and four-week run of Henry Box Brown. Production manager states: "Award-winning children’s theater company’s production of Henry Box Brown has been described by The New York Times as 'gospel, R&B, bluegrass, and African American spirituals with an infusion of American folk music--woven together to tell this true story of an 1850s Virginia slave who shipped himself to freedom in a box. It is the American 'Les Miserables'--where the triumph of the human spirit prevails through the sacrifice of black and white abolitionists' (New York Times). Henry has also been invited to perform for a United Nations NGO conference. This one-hour one-act musical is now running in New York, for a six-week run with an adult cast, at our flagship 200-seat proscenium theater in Greenwich Village." All ethnicities welcome to audition. Rehearses Tues. and Thurs. (10:30am-2:30pm) and Sat. (11am-4pm); runs May 7-June in NYC, with the possibility of an extended run into July/August, specific dates TBD. Casting will give preference to actors with availability for an extended run. Pays: $400 for Apr. 11-June 10 (if run is extended into July/August pay will be per show). Producer plans to apply for the Equity Showcase Code and Equity Staged Reading Guidelines. Seeking—“James Smith:” 18+, 20s-40s, African American. Henry’s best friend and confidant; wide range of emotions. Tenor. Must be excellent singer; “Mrs. Smith:” 18+, late 20s-30s, Caucasian. Desperate but sympathetic, Mrs. Smith tries to convince her husband Rev. Smith not to give up his congregation and livelihood to help slaves escape. Excellent singer, soprano with belt; Storekeeper Sam: 18+, 20s-50s, Caucasian. Shopkeeper; witty but sympathetic, a white abolitionist, story keeper and gambler, who helps Henry make his final escape. Will play multiple roles; tenor. Strong singer; Ensemble Roles: 18+, African American and white ensemble roles will be cast from audition pool. Audition by appointment Apr 1 from 11am-4pm in New York NY. Submit electronically with resume and expression of interest and availability in order to schedule your audition appointment. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theater company.

 

'TURN IT UP!' – APR. 1, 2 & 8 – CAMBRIDGE - CGMM, LLC is casting all roles and understudies for Turn It Up!, a high-energy, live stage musical set to tour Boston-area schools for a limited four-week run beginning in May 2017 with option for extended run. Production states: "Written and directed by multiple award-winning screenwriter Paris Qualles, with songs and music by Grammy-winning songwriter Jeff Bova, Turn It Up! is a one-hour, educational treat for grade school children that teaches the importance of clean energy and how it impacts our environment. Strong emphasis on a multicultural cast who can rap with pop mezzo, pop tenor ranges. CORI required if hired." Rehearses May 1-12; performs May 15-June 9 in Lawrence MA. Pays weekly for rehearsals and performances. Paid rehearsals begin April 24. Seeking—“Pipi” (Lead): Female, 18-25, to play high school-aged (14 to 17). Must be able to rap, sing (pop mezzo), and dance and passably mimic playing guitar. Pipi is the thoughtful one and the primary narrator. By-the-book and the ringleader when things need to get back on track; “Trapper” (Lead): Male, 18-25, to play high school-aged (14 to 17). Must be able to rap, sing (pop tenor), and dance and passably mimic running a DJ rig. Technical prowess with electronics a plus. Trapper is the techno-geek. Also serves as on-stage, backup engineer/tech. Little dialogue, but vocals on songs; “Kena” (Lead): Female, 18+, to play high school-aged (14 to 17). Must be able to rap, sing (pop mezzo), and dance and passably mimic playing guitar. Kena is quirky, but level and is the secondary narrator to Pipi, often trading places with Pipi when imparting information. She is Stitch’s primary foil with the two engaging in playful repartee; “Stitch” (Lead): Male, 18-25, to play high school-aged (14 to 17). Must be able to rap, sing (pop tenor), and dance and passably mimic playing guitar and percussion instruments. Stitch is the goofball comic relief, but is no dummy. Open Casting Calls Apr 1 from 10am-6pm, Apr 2 from 10am-3pm and Apr 8 from 10am-1pm at Thalia Theatre (288A Green St.Cambridge MA 02139; one block from the Central Sq. stop on the Red Line).

 

EQUITY, 'The HONEYMOONERS' – APR. 1 & 7 - Paper Mill Playhouse is casting Equity singers and dancers for The Honeymooners. Stephen Weiner, music; Peter Mills, lyrics; Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, book; Rehearsals begin Aug. 21, 2017 in NYC; runs Sep. 28-Oct. 29 in Millburn NJ. Pays $857/wk. Equity COST Tier 4 Agreement. Seeking—“Francois Renault” (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 40-55, owner of El Morocco Club. Must be good looking and sexy; attractive to Trixie; must be old enough to have been Trixie’s boss 15 years ago; must have an excellent contemporary musical theatre voice, move very well, and have great comedic timing; featured ensemble; “Streb:” 25-35, ad man; a “yes” man; ambitious, duplicitous, sneaky; must have an excellent contemporary musical theatre voice, move very well, and have great comic timing; featured ensemble; Male Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): 20-40; Female Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, must be excellent singer-dancers and play several small characters throughout the show; should be strong character actresses with a great sense of comedic timing; some roles will also need to understudy Alice and/or Trixie. Equity Chorus Calls Apr 1 at 10:30am for Equity male dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity female dancers who sing and Apr 7 at 10:30am for Equity male singers & 2pm for Equity female singers at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Dancers: come warmed up and ready to dance. Women should bring heels, flats, and taps. Men should bring jazz shoes/sneakers and taps. Singers: prepare 16-32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre song that shows off range and character. A piano accompanist will be provided. All should bring a headshot and resume stapled together.

 

DISNEY's 'The LITTLE MERMAID' – APR. 2 – CANTON - The Players Guild Theatre is seeking an actress and actor to play the roles of Ariel and Prince Eric in The Players Guild Theatre's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid. Rehearses Apr. 4-May 11 (Sun.-Thurs., 7pm-10:30pm); performances run May 12-28 (Fri. & Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm; two matinee performances on May 16 & 17 at 10am). Rehearsals and performance venue: The Players Guild Theatre, 1001 Market Ave. N, Canton OH. Pays a $500 stipend: $250 for the rehearsal period, $250 for the performances (total of 11 performances). Seeking—“Ariel” (Lead): Female, 18-25, King Triton’s youngest daughter of seven; though often rebellious, Ariel has a big heart filled with curiosity, stubbornness, and innocence; willing to give up her most prized possessions for a chance to be human. Beautiful ingénue with a pure voice and strong belt (E): A-flat3 to G-flat5; “Prince Eric” (Lead): Male, 20-25, Male, early-mid 20s, any ethnicity; a nautical prince whose qualities are every bit as regal as they are genial; full of charm and valor; Confident, sincere, handsome, and well-built. Must move well. Bari-tenor/Tenor: B2–G4. Audition by appointment Apr 2 from 6pm-9pm (Auditions broken up into 30-minute audition times) at The Players Guild Theatre (1001 Market Ave. N, Canton OH 44709). Seeking talent from Cleveland OH. For Ariel please prepare the song “Part of Your World” & “Part of Your World Reprise.” For Prince Eric, please prepare “Her Voice” & “One Step Closer.” Music can be downloaded, or will be emailed to you. Provide a current headshot/resume. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

 

'JAMES And The GIANT PEACH' – APR. 2 – BOSTON - Create. Inspire. Change. Theater Company is casting James and the Giant Peach, the play. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, music; Timothy Allen McDonald, book;  MUST HAVE HOUSING IN BOSTON, MA OR ITS SURROUNDING AREAS TO BE CONSIDERED. Synopsis: When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach...and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach--among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities--but, after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks, and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James' quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building. Director states: "A delightfully offbeat adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure, the creative possibilities with James and the Giant Peach are endless. Actors will love playing the outlandish characters and performing brand new material from one of Broadway's hottest duos." Rehearses May 15-June 3 (weekdays, 6pm-9pm; Sat., 12noon-5pm); performs June 7 (daytime, time TBD pending partnership), June 8 (daytime, time TBD pending partnership, and 7:30pm), June 9 (8pm), and June 10 (2pm) in Boston MA. This production will perform in an outreach setting, traveling around to local schools and after-school programs, performing the show, and participating in a workshop/talk-back. A stipend will be provided. Must have housing in Boston. Seeking—“Ladahlord:” Male, 18-30, a strange, magical storyteller; often inserts himself into the story, in disguise, to help push the action forward; “James” (Lead): Male or Female, 7-15, a lonely young boy who lacks confidence. Having lost both his/her parents in a freak accident, s/he feels he belongs nowhere in the world; however, when given the right encouragement s/he becomes resourceful and innovative; a good friend. Male or female; “Spiker:” Female, 18-40, James' mean aunt; a thief and a scoundrel; shrewd and opportunistic; “Sponge:” Female, 18-40, James' other mean aunt; also a thief and a scoundrel, but not nearly as bright as her sister; Spider and Various: Female, 18-30, a normal spider who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue; her husband was killed and eaten by Spiker and Sponge; she is warm and friendly to James. This actor also plays Woman with Purse and Reporter 1; Grasshopper and Various: Male, 18-30, a wizened grasshopper who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue; has his eye on Ladybug. This actor also plays Man with Wallet and Garden Guild; Centipede and Various: Male, 18-30, an ornery centipede who becomes human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue; hates humans, in part because Spiker and Sponge fumigated his family; prickly and rude, everyone thinks he is a pest. This actor also plays Buzz, the Hollywood agent; Ladybug and Various: Female, 18-30, a motherly ladybug who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue; respectable and classy, she has a warm, caring heart; has her eye on Grasshopper. This actor also plays Matron Nurse and Reporter; Earthworm and Various: Male, 18-30, an earthworm who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue; a bit of a scaredy-cat. He is neurotic and worried about everything, but is very friendly and brave when called upon. This actor also plays Bobby Cop and Bitzi Botana. Auditions by appointment Apr 2 from 7:30pm-9:30pm in Boston MA. After submitting your headshot/resume, casting personnel will review then reply with information about our invited dance call. Callback Apr. 3 (6:30pm-9pm). You will be notified via email Sunday night if casting personnel need to see you at callbacks. Sides will be provided.

 

'The PRODUCERS' – APR. 2 & 3 – BREEZY POINT - Rockaway Theatre Company is casting The Producers. Rehearsals begin mid-April; runs July 21-23, 27-30, Aug. 4-6 in Queens NY. No pay. Seeking—“Max Bialystock” (Lead): Male, 40-55, Stocky, but agile. Over-the-top, high-energy. Dance–Moderate. Must be able to move and have good stamina. Vocal Range – Bari-Tenor; Vocal Prep- “We Can Do It” (123-end) “Along Came Bialy” (Start -40) “Betrayed” 124-end; “Leopold Bloom” (Lead): Male, 28-42, Tallish, slender, neat and clean. A lovable nerd who can sing, dance and act. He is a meek (and wimpy at times,) law-abiding and courteous accountant….believes he should do everything by the book. Dance-Moderate-Heavy. Tap experience would be great. Big ballroom dance with Ulla. Bari-Tenor; Vocal Prep-“I Wanna Be a Producer” (54-96) We Can Do It (82-122); “Franz Liebman” (Lead): Male, 35-55, Franz is A German Nazi who now resides in New York and has written the play, “Springtime for Hitler” a tribute to his hero. Franz must be able to do a German accent that we can understand clearly. Dance-Light-Moderate. Vocal Range–Baritone; Vocal Prep- “Guten Tag Hop-Clop” (Beginning to 46) “Have you ever Heard the German Band” (47-end); “Roger DeBris” (Lead): Male, 35-57, Over-the-top flamboyant director. Must show over-the-top stereotypical flamboyant director traits. Dance-Moderate. Vocal Range–Tenor; Vocal Prep “Keep It Gay” (215-253) “Springtime for Hitler”(153-189); “Carmen Ghia” (Supporting): Male, 32-48, Roger’s common-law assistant, equally flamboyant. Dance-Moderate. Vocal Range–Second Tenor; Vocal Prep-“Keep it Gay” (262-280); The Storm Trooper (Supporting): Male, 25-50, Tenor –20’s-40’s- Germanic good looks– awesome opportunity for a strong tenor; Vocal Prep- “Springtime for Hitler” (40-94); Roger De Bris Team Members (Chorus/Ensemble): male, 18-56, Bryan the set designer (Tenor), Kevin the costume designer (bari-tenor), Scott the choreographer (MUST BE ABLE TO DANCE VERY WELL), all as flamboyant as Roger and Carmen…have solo lines in song “Keep it Gay,” along with Shirley Markowitz, the lighting designer….a very “butch” woman who also likes to keep it gay….(Alto) Sabu – the houseboy, wears a loin cloth and turban. **Dance is heavy. All should be able to move. Lots of “character” dancing. Vocal Prep-"Goodbye"; Ensemble Characters: Work very hard in this show. Each ensemble member is expected to play several different characters. Must have good vocal and dance skills. Tap is a great asset, especially for the girls. Vocal Prep-Anyone auditioning for any ensemble role must prepare to sing “Goodbye” (Entire song); Hitler Auditioners (Chorus/Ensemble): 18-65, Jack Lapidus – auditions with “A Wandering Minstrel I” (Tenor); Donald Dinsmore – auditions with “The Little Wooden Boy” (but never gets to actually sing…); Jason Green – auditions with “Have You Ever Heard the German Band”; Vocal Prep- "Goodbye"; Ensemble Characters: Work very hard in this show. Each ensemble member is expected to play several different characters. Must have good vocal and dance skills. Tap is a great asset, especially for the girls. Vocal Prep-Anyone auditioning for any ensemble role must prepare to sing “Goodbye” (Entire song); Ensemble Characters: Males & Females, 18-62, Work very hard in this show. Each ensemble member is expected to play several different characters. Must have good vocal and dance skills. Tap is a great asset, especially for the girls. Vocal Prep-Anyone auditioning for any ensemble role must prepare to sing “Goodbye” (Entire song). Open Casting Calls Apr 2 from 6pm-8pm and Apr 3 from 7pm-9pm at Post Theater (Building T4, Fort Tilden, Bldg T4, Breezy Point NY 11697). Singers are expected to prepare the song(s) listed under character descriptions. Dancers: Come dressed to dance. No flip flops or sneakers. Sides will be provided for all roles. Please bring headshots and resumes. Do not email this material in advance. For more info & directions, visit www.rockawaytheatrecompany.org.

 

'CHICAGO' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 3 - Drury Lane Oakbrook is casting Chicago, a musical. Rehearsals begin Apr. 3, in Oak Brook IL. Swings are required to attend all rehearsals and previews, eight hours of understudy rehearsal a week (once the production opens), and watch one performance a week (once the production opens). Pays $300/week (rehearsals and previews); $150/week (performance weeks), with an extra $50 per performance in which the swing goes on. Seeking—Swing (Supporting): 18+. Seeking talent from Oakbrook Terrace IL. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

EQUITY, GREATER PHILADELPHIA ANNUAL AUDITIONS – APR. 3 – PHILADELPHIA - Producers are seeking Equity actors to audition for multiple theatres across the tri-state area at the Greater Philadelphia Annual Auditions. The Walnut Street Theatre is excited to host the continuation of the annual audition program. Each year, participating theatres across the tristate area join together at a series of audition days for local actors. This program gives actors the opportunity to be seen by multiple theatre professionals at once. These auditions are instrumental in helping the region's theatres both to discover local actors and to cast their shows for the upcoming season. Season dates and locations vary depending on the theater. Contracts vary depending on the theater. Seeking—Equity Performers: Males & Females, 18+. For Passing Strange - Narrator: Male, Middle-aged, African American. All-knowing, clever, charismatic; tenor; Youth: Male, teenage-early twenties, African American. Intelligent. Awkward. Lost; tenor; Mother: Middle aged, middle class, African American. Smart, isolated, composed; soprano; Ensemble: Male, African American, plays Terry (a bad kid at church), Christope (an academic who moonlights, Dutch), and Hugo (a militant essayist, German); tenor Ensemble: Female, African American, plays Sherry (a bad kid at church), Renata (an abstract artist and café waitress, Dutch), and Desi (a den mother and social engineer, German); soprano; Ensemble: Female, African American, plays Edwina (a teenage goddess), Marianna (a neo-hippy,Dutch), and Sudabey (an avant-garde filmmaker and writer, German); soprano; Ensemble: Male, African American, plays Franklin (church pianist, choir director, reverend's son), Joop (a body liberationist, Dutch,) and Mr. Venus (a performance artist); tenor; for Camelot – “Merlin:” 50's/60's/70's: The famous wizard who teaches Arthur almost all he needs to know. Actor will also play Lancelot's squire, Dap, and several smaller roles. Singing and British accent required; “Tom of Warwick:” Actor should believably play age 8 to 13. British accent required; Knight: 20’s/30’s: Singing and British accent required; for "It's A Wonderful Life: A Life Radio Play" - 5 strong actor-singers, 3 men and 2 women, who will play multiple roles; for Tell Me on a Sunday - Girl: a young English Girl newly arrived in NYC. Seeking an actress 18+ who is a very strong singer; for A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum - Hero, Philia, Hysterium, Erronius, And Strong Physical Comedic Singer-Movers For Ensemble; for Annie - Annie, Warbucks, Grace, Miss Hannigan, and Strong Singers And Character Actors For Ensemble. Orphan girls are intended be Non-Union, Local, and Double-cast; for Mamma Mia - All roles available; for Carousel - Billy Bigelow: late 20s to mid 30s. Carousel barker with plenty of sex appeal and charm. A rough diamond, popular with women, good at heart but with a violent streak that can surface in moments of frustration. Must be a strong baritone. Vocal Range: Baritone B to G; “Julie Jordan:” mid to late 20s. Pretty, young mill girl. Shy but determined, knowing her mind to the point of being headstrong. Vocal Range: Soprano D-flat to G-flat; “Carrie Pipperidge:” to late 20s. Julie's friend and co-worker at the mill. Great sense of fun with a comic quality that is attractive. Vocal Range: Soprano D to G; “Enoch Snow:” mid to late 30s. Enthusiastically pompous love interest for Carrie. with comic overtones that amuse but also endear. Vocal Range: Tenor B to A; “Nettie Fowler:” late 30s/40s. Julie's worldly-wise older cousin. She's the sort that is always there in times of need. A good sense of fun and an appreciation of the follies of human life. Vocal Range: Mezzo C to G; “Jigger Craigin:” late 20s to mid 30s. Mean and manipulative sailor friend of Billy. He has an edgy, seductive and opportunistic criminal mind that inevitably leads to trouble. Vocal Range: Baritone C-D; Ensemble Members: all ages and vocal ranges; for Beauty And The Beast – “Belle:” female, 20-29: plays 18, classically beautiful face, her eyes shine with intelligence, seems entirely unaware of her looks, strong-willed, adventurous, and noble, a true heroine, sensitive and smart, should move very well, vocal range: lyrical pop theatre voice to an E with a very strong and clear belt; Beast: male, 25-39: this role requires an exceptional actor (classical training helpful), who is also a major singer, a tortured soul trapped in the body of the Beast, angry, volatile, and hopeless, when he meets Belle, she awakens his warm, loving human side and is able to overcome his bestial nature to break the spell, should be handsome and well-built, vocal range: baritone to an F; “Maurice:” male, 45-59: Belle’s father, eccentric inventor, comic, warm, sincere, and immensely loveable, devoted to his daughter, short and stout is good, not obese, vocal range: character voice to a D; “Gaston:” male, 20-39: very handsome muscular build, sexy with a larger-than-life chiseled face, actor must be a strong comedic farceur capable of playing a larger-than-life style, rude, self-centered bully, egomanical, narcissistic, should move very well, vocal range: big Broadway baritone with a solid F; “Le Fou:” male, 20-39: Gaston’s adoring hanger-on buddy, a true fall guy, buffoon, must be able to handle physical comedy and move well, seeking an accomplished stage comedian/stage clown, must be able to sing and be able to do a character voice, vocal range: to a G; “Mrs. Potts:” Female, 40-59: plump sweet-faced English teapot, kind-hearted maternal cook, sings the title song, vocal range: lyrical alto down to a low F-sharp with a convincing English accent; “Lumiere:” male, 30-45: a candelabra, very charming, very suave, very French, maitre D’ who fancies himself as a ladies’ man, passionate, prone to dramatic displays of emotion, the Beast’s coach in the love department, must have a credible French accent, must move well, vocal range: baritone to a G; “Cogsworth:” male, 30-49: manic, officious English major domo, someone wound him up way too tight and he has never wound down, slightly snooty Brit, with a heart of gold, English accent required, vocal range: character voice–baritone, not much singing; “Babette:” Female, 20-35: beautiful feather duster, continually teases Lumiere, must dance, not too bright, voluptuous, tall with a show-girl body, French accent required, vocal range: Broadway belt with a legit soprano; Wardrobe: Female, 40-55: warm, friendly, comedic, vain old girl, very theatrical, had pretensions to an operatic career, should have an ample build, but not obese, loud laugh, the life of the party, vocal range: legit operatic mezzo to G or B-flat; “Chip:” Male, 8-10: pre-adolescent boy, to play an adorable, inquisitive, eight-year-old teacup, must sing; Adult Ensemble: Males & Females, 18+: strong dancer-singers or singer-dancers with strong ballet and jazz technique; for If/Then - Elizabeth: female, late 30s. Newly single and newly returned to New York City, where she was a grad student years ago, eager to start her life over and determined to get it right this time. Smart, straightforward, deliberate, hungry for joy but afraid it may never come. Low G-flat with a belt to a high E-b. Along with big belt, must have ability to float and mix higher notes; “Kate:” female, 30s–40s. A native New Yorker, incurable romantic, and tough-as-sparkly-nails kindergarten teacher, she manages to be a fancy lady, a fierce friend, an unapologetic feminist, and a pal to all. Big belt to an E with a nice mix; “Josh:” male, late 30s – early 40s. Raised in the Midwest, trained in medicine, tempered by two tours as an Army doctor. Steady, pragmatic, plainspoken, but with a calm, gentle humor. Tenor. Belt to an A/B-flat; “Lucas:” male, late 30s. An activist, blogger, urban farmer, homesteader, barista, and citizen of the world; Intelligent and ideological, well-read and well-spoken, dedicated to fighting injustice and dismissive of normative values, be they political or personal. Sexually flexible. Baritone. Belt to an A-flat; “Stephen:” male, late 30s-early 40s. A charismatic, confident mover and shaker in city government. Passionate about the issues but wise to political reality, he's smart and somewhat glib, idealistic but also slick. An operator. Attractive, and he knows how to use it. High baritone/low tenor. Belt to an A-flat or A; “Anne:” female, 30s- 40s. Kate’s girlfriend, and then wife, and in many ways her perfect counterpart. Logical, frank, calm, unflappable, with a more grounded energy, and a more practical nature, but a heart just as big as her lover’s. Quite at home in her body and in touch with her sexuality. Belt to a D with a nice mix; “David:” male, 30s. Lucas’ boyfriend. Charming but not glib, handsome but not unattainable, smart but without the need to show it. A successful surgeon who’s ready to meet the right man, settle down, and start a family, he’s got fairly traditional values—but doesn’t require them in a mate. Belt to A-flat/A; “Elena:” female, mid-late 20s. Ambitious, enthusiastic, fresh-faced but familiar with the ups and downs of life. Fresh from receiving her MA in urban studies, becomes Elizabeth’s protégé. Big belt to an E with a nice mix; for Newsies - Jack: male, 17-22 years old, Caucasian. Handsome, passionate and charismatic leader of the Newsies. A street-smart kid with a dark artistic soul right beneath the bluster. Not a blowhard. This kid's the real thing. Must have a great pop tenor voice; “Davey:” male, 16- 21 years old, Caucasian. A thinker. Raised in a home as opposed to the other Newsies, Davie is the book-smart counterpoint to the other boys. The voice of reason. A nice Jewish boy. Must have a great contemporary tenor voice; “Les:” male, 10 -12 years old, Caucasian. The fearless kid brother of Davey. Excited by everything the world has to offer and eager to join in the adventure. Fun is this kid's middle name. Must sing really well; “Joseph Pulitzer:” male, 40s, Caucasian. The boisterous forefather of Wm. F. Buckley Jr, Glen Beck and Rupert Murdoch. An on point, know it all, politician. Impolite and impatient with the world. Must sing well; “Katherine Plumber:” female, 17-22 years old, Caucasian. The strong-willed daughter of Pulitzer. This young lady drips smarts, opinions and confidence. A young Katherine Hepburn or Ellen Page. This damsel needs no prince to save her. Must have a great pop/contemporary musical theater voice with a high belt; “Crutchie:” male, 17-22 years old, any ethnicity. A slight, sickly boy with a huge heart. He walks with the aid of a crutch due to a bad leg, but that doesn't hold him back from being right in the middle of any mischief. A real charmer; “Medda:” female, 40s–60s, any ethnicity. A vaudeville star of the Bowery variety. Risque, tough, with a big voice and great comic delivery; Male Dancers Who Sing: Characters are Male, 16-22, all ethnicities. Strong, technically trained dancers with a knack for physicality. Should also tap and sing very well. Possible principal understudy assignments; Female Dancers Who Sing: Characters are Females, 16-22, all ethnicities. Should move well, but most importantly tap and sing very well; 2 Musicals TBD; for Touchtones - Roles Available: Teresa, Brad, Gary, Holly. Equity Principal Audition Apr 3 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Walnut Street Theatre (825 Walnut St., Philadelphia PA 19107). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For an audition appointment, email PhillyAnnualAuditions@gmail.com. Include the following: Your name, phone number, 1st and 2nd choice of appointment times, AEA #, as well as any time during the day that you are not available. Lunch break will be from 1pm-2pm. You will be contacted by a staff member to confirm your appointment and will be required to send forty (40) photocopies of your double sided headshot/resume by Mar. 31. All actors will be given three minutes to perform. Prepare two contrasting monologues, two song selections (accompanist provided) or one of each. There is no accompanist fee. There is no application fee. Headshots will not be copied for applicants. All actors with appointments will be required to submit their own set of forty (40) photocopied headshots/resumes before the audition date. 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.

'JUNIE B. JONES' – APR. 3 – SAN ANTONIO - Magik Theatre is casting the musical, Junie B. Jones. Production runs June 15-25, in San Antonio TX. No pay. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 18+. Open Casting Call Apr 3 from 9am-1pm in San Antonio TX. Prepare 16-32 bars of a song, and a one-minute comedic monologue. For more info, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

EQUITY, CINCINNATI PLAYHOUSE In The PARK 2017-18 SEASON – APR. 3 – CHICAGO - Cincinnati Playhouse in The Park is casting the 2017-18 Season including: Shakespeare in Love (Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard, screenplay; Lee Hall, adaptation. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park dates: Rehearsals begin Aug. 4; runs Sep. 2-30. Center Stage Theatre (Baltimore) Dates: Rehearsals begin Oct. 14; runs Oct. 19-Dec. 3); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Simon Stephens, stage adaption; Mark Haddon, novel. Production originates at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Cincinnati Dates: Rehearsals begin Oct. 10; runs Oct. 14-Nov. 11); A Christmas Carol (Howard Dallin, adaptation. Rehearsals begin Nov. 4; runs Nov. 21-Dec. 30); Million Dollar Quartet (Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux, book; Floyd Mutrux, original concept/direction. Rehearsals begin Jan. 2, 2018; runs Jan. 20-Feb. 18); Marie and Rosetta (George Brandt, writer. Rehearsals begin Feb. 27, 2018; runs Mar. 3-31); Ken Ludwig's Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson, novel; Rehearsals begin Apr. 16; runs Apr. 23-May 21); "Mr. Joy" (Daniel Beaty, writer. Rehearsals begin Aug. 29; runs Sep. 23-Oct. 22); "An Evening with Groucho" (runs Nov. 4-Dec. 17); Be Here Now (Deborah Zoe Laufer, writer. Rehearsals begin Jan. 12, 2018; runs Feb. 9-Mar. 11); Sooner/Later (Allyson Currin, writer. Rehearsals begin Feb. 23; runs Mar. 24-Apr. 22); and Murder for Two (Joe Kinosian, book & music; Kellen Blair, book & lyrics. Rehearsals begin Apr. 6; runs May 5-June 10). Season runs in Cincinnati OH. Equity LORT B ($861/wk.) and LORT D ($637/wk.) Contracts. Seeking—Actors Who Sing: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Audition Apr 3 with accompanist 1:30pm-4:30pm at Actors' Equity Association (Chicago Member Center, 557 W. Randolph St., 1st fl., Chicago IL 60661). Equity Members may schedule an appointment online through the Member Portal beginning Mar. 27. EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare 1 or 2 (contrasting) monologue(s) not to exceed three minutes or for musical audition, prepare 1 monologue and one song not to exceed three minutes. If interested in a musical audition, an accompanist will be provided between 1:30pm–4:30pm. Clearly marked music will be required for the accompanist.

EQUITY, ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE 2017-18 SEASON – APR. 3 - Asolo Theatre Company is casting 2017-18 Season including: Evita (Andrew Lloyd Webber, music; Tim Rice, book and lyrics; Rehearsals begin Oct. 10, 2017; runs Nov. 15-Dec. 30); Shakespeare in Love (Lee Hall, adaptation; Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard, screenplay; Rehearsals begin Nov. 28; runs Jan. 10-Mar. 28, 2018); Rhinoceros (Eugène Ionesco, writer; Frank Galati, adaptation; Rehearsals begin Dec. 29; runs Feb. 7-Apr. 14); The Morning After Grace (Carey Crim, writer; Rehearsals begin Nov. 28; runs Jan. 17-Mar. 4); Roe (Lisa Loomer, writer; Rehearsals begin Feb. 6; runs Mar. 14-Apr. 14); Ragtime (Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens, & Stephen Flaherty, writers; Rehearsals begin Apr. 3; runs May 1-27); and Gloria (Branden-Jacobs Jenkins, writer; Rehearsals begin Mar. 9; runs Apr. 4-29). Season runs in Sarasota FL. Equity LORT B Contracts ($861/wk. min.) and Equity LORT D Contracts ($637/wk. min.). Seeking—Equity Actors Who Sing: Males & Females, 18+. For EVITA - EVA PERÓN: Able to play ages 18-33. Female. Latina. Projects both toughness and charisma. Beautiful, ambitious, passionate, and power-hungry. A woman not afraid to use her sexuality to achieve her goals. Must be a trained vocalist with strong vocal stamina and excellent control. A legit Mezzo with a clear, strong mix; can belt to a high G and sing to a low E (below middle C). Strong actor who can move well; JUAN PERON: Mid 40s-Late 50s. Male. Latino. Officer in the Argentine army, later the Argentine President. A man who is dignified, charming, and authoritative. A strong actor and singer. Vocal bass/baritone to high F; CHE GUEVARA: Able to play ages 18-35. Male. Latino. Dashing, impulsive, jealous, and manipulative. A radical political activist, he’s asks tough questions and demands answers. An actor-singer that must move very well with a high, rock tenor voice. Sings a low A to high B, falsetto to high F; AUGUSTIN MAGALDI: 25-50. Male. Latino. A tango singer and charming loser; on the cusp of famous. Thinks he’s bigger than life and has the ego to match, but he’s really not. This actor also appears in the ensemble. Sings high tenor High G; PERON’S MISTRESS: 18-25. Female. Latina. An innocent-looking young woman. Beautiful, vulnerable, sensual, but no match for Eva. Must have a sweet sounding high mix; doubles as ensemble; high mix/belt; Low A to E; for SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE - PHILIP HENSLOWE: Early 40s-Early 60s. Male. Any ethnicity. The builder and manager of the Rose Theatre, and as such, has a cash flow problem. Requires an actor with sense of comedy. Some singing required; LORD WESSEX: Mid-Late 30s. Male. Any ethnicity. The opposite of Shakespeare. Humorless. An ambitious man of title with no money. Can be ruthless in attaining his goals. Some singing and movement required. Must have some experience with swordplay; RICHARD BURBAGE: Mid 40s-Mid 50s. Male. Any ethnicity. England’s greatest actor and one of the Lord Chamberlain’s men. Owner of the rival Curtain Theater. Full of ego. Some singing and movement required. Must have some experience with swordplay; FENNYMAN: Mid 40s-60. Male. Any ethnicity. Theatrical money-lender who can be brutal in getting his money back. Some singing required; for RAGTIME - COALHOUSE WALKER, JR./ENSEMBLE: 20s-30s. Male. African-American. Vocal Range: G2 to F-sharp4. A proud, sophisticated man who fights to live within his social boundaries and then rebels against them when even that is not good enough; TATEH/ENSEMBLE: 20s-40s. Male. Caucasian. Vocal Range: D-flat3 to F-sharp4. Eastern European/Jewish immigrant. A haggard, Latvian immigrant who dreams the "American Dream" for himself and his daughter; FATHER/JP MORGAN/ENSEMBLE: 30s-40s. Male. Caucasian. Vocal Range: B2–E4. Father: rich, conservative, staunch, stuck in his ways but not intentionally unkind. J.P. Morgan: the rich, famous financier; SARAH/ENSEMBLE: 20s-30s. Female. African American. Vocal Range: G-sharp3 to F-sharp5. Humble, sweet, strong, and determined. A gentle, goodness of spirit radiates from her; MOTHER/ENSEMBLE: 30s. Female. Caucasian. Vocal Range: G3 to E-flat5. A strong, kind woman who defies social norms to do the things she feels are right. Has an open-heart and a naturally embracing warmth; YOUNGER BROTHER/ENSEMBLE: 20s. Male. Caucasian. Vocal Range: B2 to F-sharp4. Baritone. Fiery, impulsive, a bit out of control. Mother's younger brother who has his heart broken by Evelyn Nesbit and joins Coalhouse in his protests towards discrimination. He is a young man in search of something; BOOKER T. WASHINGTON/ENSEMBLE: 30s-50s. Male. African-American. Flexible vocal range. Serious and thoughtful, imposing. The dominant figure in the Black community of the United States at the turn of the century; EMMA GOLDMAN/ENSEMBLE: 30s-50s. Female. Caucasian. Vocal Range: G-sharp3 to D-flat5. Eastern European/Jewish immigrant. The Russian born radical anarchist in early 1900s New York City. She’s firm and uncompromising – doesn’t take kindly to those who shrink from the good fight; GRANDFATHER/HENRY FORD/ENSEMBLE: 50s-60s. Male. Caucasian. Vocal Range: Baritone. Grandfather: mother's conservative father. A retired professor. Irritated by everything. Henry Ford: an American industrialist and founder of the Ford Motor Company; HARRY HOUDINI/WILLIE CONKLIN/ENSEMBLE: 30s-40s. Male. Caucasian. Vocal Range: C3–G4. Houdini: friendly and likeable, he’s the famous magician who immigrated to America and made a name for himself largely as an escape artist. Willie Conklin: base and brutal, he’s a racist volunteer fireman who destroys Coalhouse's car; EVELYN NESBIT/ENSEMBLE: 20s-30s. Female. Caucasian. Vocal Range: C4 to D-flat5. The beautiful vaudeville performer, famous for the murder of her high profile lover by her rich husband. Vapid, bubbly, and somehow likeable.  Equity Principal Audition Apr 3 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare an appropriate short monologue and/or traditional musical theatre song. Total audition time no more than 2 minutes. If singing, bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring picture and resume.

EQUITY, 'A WALL APART' – APR. 3 - Various Producers are casting Equity actor-singers for various roles in A Wall Apart, a musical as part of NYMF. Samuel Goldstein & Craig Clyde, book; Lord Graham Russell (of "Air Supply"), music & lyrics; Synopsis: Family, love, a wall between. Berlin divided. An original rock musical about a 30-year love story set against the backdrop of the Berlin Wall. With music by Graham Russell of Air Supply, this epic story examines three generations of family ties, brotherhood, love, and marriage. What is the price of liberty, and will the Wall divide or unite? Five-eight performances between July 10-Aug. 6 (dates TBD) as part of NYMF in NYC. Equity NYMF Code. Minimum hour wage: $11/hr. Seeking—“Hans Oostermann:” Male, 18+, the oldest brother. Nearly 34 when the story begins. He is a border patrol (Grenzpolizei) captain living in the East Sector of Berlin. Strictly adheres to the law and encourages his brothers to do the same. High baritone; “Kurt Ostermann:” Male, 23, middle brother. 23 years old. He joins the Border Patrol but ultimately resigns to become an activist against the wall. A romantic. He lives with his brothers and Tante in the East. High baritone; “Mikey Ostermann:” Male, 21-27, the youngest brother. 21 years old. The lead singer of his rock and roll band "The Angels" in a club called "The Bunker." The club is in the western sector of Berlin. Actor may play Mickey Jr. in the second act: Mickey’s son who has never known life without the Berlin Wall and the division of the city. 27 years old at the end of the piece. Rock tenor; “Tanté Anna Ostermann:” Female, 50, 50 years old in 1961. She is the brothers' aunt, who raised them during the war and beyond. She is a widow and lives with the brothers in East Berlin. Warm and maternal with a great sense of humor. Alto or mezzo; “Esther Gerhardt:” Female, 20-29, she works at "The Bunker" as a waitress, where she meets Kurt and shortly falls in love. Living in the Western Sector of Berlin. Mezzo/belter; “Suzanne Adler:” Female, 19, Esther’s friend, who also works in "The Bunker" and is Mickey’s fiance. They marry in the first act. Mezzo/belter. Equity Principal Audition Apr 3 from 9:30am-1:30pm at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). EPA procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity monitor will be provided. Prepare one brief pop/rock song that is appropriate for the role(s) for which you feel you are best suited. Bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will provided. Should you play an instrument and wish to accompany yourself, feel free to do so. Actors should bring one copy of their headshot and resume.

 

EQUITY, 'BEAUTY And The BEAST' and 'YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN' – APR. 3 - North Shore Music Theatre is seeking singers who can dance and dancers who can sing for the ensemble of Beauty and the Beast and Young Frankenstein. All rehearsals take place in Beverly MA for the 2017 season. For Beauty and the Beast: travel day to Beverly June 26, 2017; rehearses June 27-July 10; runs July 11-30. For Young Frankenstein: travel day to Beverly July 31; rehearses Aug. 1-14; runs Aug. 15-27. Pays: $746/wk. Equity COST Contract. Seeking—Singers Who Dance & Dancers Who Sing: 18+. Equity Chorus Calls Apr 3 at 9:30am for Equity female singers who dance, 11am for Equity male singers who dance, 2pm for Equity male dancers who sing & 4pm for Equity female dancers who sing at Nola Studios (250 W. 54th St., Studio A, New York NY 10019). ECC Procedures are in effect. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Singers: Prepare 16 bars of a song of your choice. Music should be in the style of the show. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Also bring jazz and character shoes with a heel in case asked to stay and dance. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together. Dancers: Bring jazz and character shoes. Also prepare 16 bars of a song of your choice in case asked to sing. Music should be in the style of the show. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together.

 

EQUITY, 'MAMMA MIA!' – APR. 3 - Capital Repertory Theatre is seeking ethnically diverse, physically strong, versatile pop dancer/singers for Mamma Mia! Catherine Johnson, book; Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Anderson, and some songs by Stig Anderson, music & lyrics; Rehearsals begin June 13; runs July 7-Aug. 13 in Albany NY. Pays: $686/wk. min. Equity LORT Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—“Lisa:” Female, 18-29, pop belt, possibly African American, Hispanic-American, Asian American. Sophie's friend. Perky, animated, kooky. Must sing/dance well. Featured ensemble role; “Ali:” Female, 18-29, Sophie’s friend. Pop belt. Impulsive, fun, a live wire, with heart. Must sing/dance well. Featured ensemble role; “Pepper:” Female, 20-29, pop bari-tenor; African American, Hispanic-American, Asian American. Sky’s friend. Charming, loves women, very flirtatious. Must be good mover/dancer. Acrobatics a plus. Featured ensemble role; “Eddie:” Male, 20-29, pop bari-tenor; Sky’s friend and hotel worker. Laid back, easygoing. Mover/dancer role. Featured ensemble role. Equity Chorus Call Apr 3 at 2pm for Equity male singers & 4pm for Equity female singers at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). ECC Procedures are in effect for these auditions. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Singers: Prepare 16 bars of a song. Bring sheet music in correct key; accompanist provided but may not transpose. Director will be attending. Dancers: Jazz/pop dance--be warmed and ready to dance with appropriate attire and jazz shoes. Choreographer and Director will be attending. All should bring picture and resume, stapled together.

 

EQUITY, NEW REPERTORY THEATRE 2017-2018 SEASON – APR. 3 – CAMBRIDGE - New Repertory Theatre Inc. is casting Equity actors for the 2017-2018 Season including: Man Of La Mancha (Dale Wasserman, playwright; Joe Darion, music; Mitch Leigh, lyrics; Rehearsals begin Nov. 7, 2017; runs Dec. 1-24 or Jan. 7, 2018), Ideation (Aaron Loeb, playwright; Rehearsals begin Aug. 15; runs Sep. 2-24), Oleanna (David Mamet, playwright; Rehearsals begin Sep. 26; runs Oct. 14-Nov. 5), Bakelite Masterpiece (Kate Cayley, playwright; Rehearsals begin Feb. 27, 2018; runs Mar. 17-Apr. 8), Two Jews Walk Into A War (Seth Rozin, playwright. Rehearses Apr. 4; runs Apr. 22-May 14), Statements After An Arrest Under The Inmorality (Athol Fugard, playwright; Rehearsals begin Jan. 2; runs Jan. 27-Mar. 3), Lonely Planet (Steven Dietz, playwright; Rehearsals begin Jan. 19; runs Feb. 3-Mar. 4) and Ripe Frenzy (Jennifer Barclay, playwright; Rehearses and runs TBD). Season runs in Watertown MA. Seeking—Equity Actors: Males & Females, 18+. For Man Of La Mancha - Sancho/The Manservant: Vocal Range: Tenor C3-G4, 50s or older; Captain of the Inquisition: Vocal Range: Baritone/Tenor, 20s-60s, Abrupt and serious; The Governor: Vocal Range: Bass G2 to C-sharp4/D-flat4, 30s-60s, Large and authoritative. A prisoner; The Duke: Vocal Range: Baritone C3-C, 20s-40s, Possesses a draggle-tailed elegance. A prisoner; “Aldonza:” Vocal Range: Soprano G-sharp3/A-flat3 to G-sharp5/A-flat5, 20s-40s, A rough woman of the night. She is a savage and a survivor; “Pedro, Head Muleteer:” Vocal Range: Baritone/Tenor, 20s-40s, Rough. The leader; “Anselmo, A Muleteer:” Vocal Range: Baritone/Tenor, 20s-40s, Rough; “Jose, A Muleteer:” Vocal Range: Baritone/Tenor, 20s-40s, Rough. The runt; “Juan, A Muleteer:” Vocal Range: Baritone/Tenor, 20s-40s, Rough; “Paco, A Muleteer:” Vocal Range: Baritone/Tenor, 20s-40s, Rough; “Tendrio, A Muleteer:” Vocal Range: Baritone/Tenor, 20s-40s, Rough; “Muleteer With The Guitar:” Vocal Range: Baritone/Tenor, 20s-40s, Rough; The Housekeeper: Vocal Range: Mezzo F4-F5, 50s-60s, Don Quixote’s concerned housekeeper; “Antonia:” Vocal Range: Mezzo C4-F5, 20s-30s Don Quixote’s niece. Engaged to Dr. CARRASCO; The Padre: Vocal Range: Tenor F3-G4, 30s-60s, A priest; “Dr. Carbasco:” Vocal Range: Baritone C3-C, 20s-40s, Self-important. He has a Bachelor’s of Science. Engaged to Antonia; The Cuttarist: Vocal Range: Tenor G3-D4, 20s-40s, A barber. Equity Principal Audition by appointment Apr 7 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Mosesian Theatre (321 Arsenal St., Watertown MA 02472). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Artistic Director Jim Petosa is expected to be in attendance. Equity appointments are scheduled in five-minute intervals, and each Equity Member has three minutes to audition. Equity Members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition day as time permits. Prepare material of your choice (including, if you wish, selections from the season’s repertoire). For those who wish to perform a scene, a reader will be available. Be prepared to state your starting and stopping places. An accompanist will be provided for those who are singing. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Equity members should contact Bridget Kathleen O’Leary at 617/923-7060, extension 8204 or email auditions@newrep.org for an appointment during office hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. All scripts will be available at the StageSource offices (88 Tremont Street, Suite 714, Boston, MA 02108). Theatre's Mailing Address: New Repertory Theatre, 200 Dexter Ave, Watertown MA 02472. We will also be attending Stage Source AEA Auditions on Apr. 3, from 10am-6pm at ImprovBoston, located at 40 Prospect St, Cambridge MA 02139. Equity Members have three minutes to audition. You can get more information regarding those auditions on the Stage Source website, www.stagesource.org or by calling them directly at 617/720-6066.

 

'CINDERELLA,' NAT'L TOUR – APR. 3 - Work Light Productions, LLC  is casting a national tour of Cinderella. Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II, score; Douglas Carter Beane, book; Douglas Carter Beane's new book re-invents the classic tale of a maid-turned-princess with fresh comedy, wit and satire: with pumpkin, glass slippers, Fairy Godmother and other story elements intact, it is now Cinderella's turn to rescue the Prince, reminding us once again that in a cruel world the act that matters most is kindness. Casting Director states: "We are seeking all ethnicities, types, and genders for all roles. Where gender-specific pronouns are used, they are used to describe the gender identity/presentation of the characters and not the gender of the actors playing those characters. We welcome and encourage actors to audition and/or submit without regard to ethnicity, type, ability, or gender." Rehearsals start on or about Sep. 18, 2017; opens on or about Oct. 24; contracted through June 2018. Pays: $650/wk. min. for principals and $550/wk. min. for ensemble. Per diem, housing, and transportation provided for all. Seeking—“Ella” (Lead): Female, 18+, Seeking understudy only. 20's. Any ethnicity. Beautiful and expressive traditional musical theatre soprano mix. An elegant dancer, she must have strong dance and partnering skills and great comedic timing. Though no one notices her beneath her rags and quiet demeanor, she is opinionated, charismatic, passionate, funny, and effortlessly beautiful; “Topher” (Understudy): Male, 18+, Seeking understudy only. 20's. Any ethnicity. Soaring, rich musical theatre baritone to a G. Must have strong dance and partnering skills and great comedic timing. A misguided and lost prince who longs to do something important with his life; Madame (Supporting): Female, 18+, Plays 40s to 60s. Any ethnicity. Ella’s selfish stepmother. The epitome of vanity and fashion. Unapologetically dismissive and sometimes cruel. Must have incredible comic timing. Traditional musical theatre character voice; “Gabrielle” (Supporting): Female, 18+, 20s. Any ethnicity. Must be funny and offbeat and have great comic timing. Strong and expressive traditional musical theatre voice; Dancers Who Sing Well (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, 20s-30s, al ethnicities, all genders. Must be elegant dancers with solid ballet technique for extensive partnering and lifts. Strong singers who can handle multiple vocal parts. Also seeking principal covers and swings. Open Casting Call Apr 3 from 10am-5pm at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., 4th fl., New York NY 10018). Sign up for an audition time slot at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b48aba72ea6f85-cinderella6. The Sign-Up will open on Mar. 22 at 1pm. No official list will be accepted. You must arrive at least 15 minutes before your time slot to check-in. If all slots are filled, arrive at 9am on the day of the audition and sign up on the provided alternate list. Alternates will be seen as long as time permits. Prepare 16 bars of a legit traditional musical theatre song. Absolutely no contemporary musical theatre or pop/rock. Bring sheet music in the correct key with cuts clearly marked. Accompanist will be provided. Bring a headshot & resume, stapled together.

 

EQUITY, ARKANSAS REPERTORY THEATRE – APR. 3 - Arkansas Repertory Theatre is seeking actors for principal roles for the 2017-18 season including: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (Rebecca Gilman, playwright. Rehearsals begin Aug. 1, 2017; opens Aug. 25; closes Sep. 10); The School for Lies (David Ives, playwright. Rehearsals begin Sep. 19; opens Oct. 13; closes Oct. 29); The Gift of the Magi, a new musical (Jeffrey Hatcher, book; Andrew Cooke, music; Maggie-Kate Coleman, lyrics. Rehearsals begin Nov. 7; opens Dec. 1; closes Dec. 24); The Santaland Diaries (David Sedaris, playwright. Rehearsals begin Nov. 14; opens Dec. 8; closes Dec. 24); The Call (Tanya Barfield, playwright. Rehearsals begin Jan. 2, 2018; opens Jan. 26; closes Feb. 11); Mamma Mia! (Catherine Johnson, book; Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, music-lyrics; Stig Anderson and Martin Koch, additional material. Rehearsals begin Feb. 20; opens Mar. 16; closes Apr. 22); and God of Carnage (Yasmina Reza, playwright. Rehearsals begin May 15; opens June 8; closes July 1). Season rehearses and runs in Little Rock AR. Pays: $637/wk. current min. Equity LORT D Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—Actors: 18+. For THE GIFT OF THE MAGI a new musical – “Della:” Female, mid-20's. Soprano. Young leading lady. Sensitive; “Jim:” Male, mid-20's. Tenor. Young leading man. Earnest; Man: 50's. Baritone. Leading man with the ability to play multiple "sketch" character roles; Woman: 50's. Soprano. Leading lady with the ability to play multiple "sketch character roles. Equity Principal Audition Apr 3 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 16th fl., New York NY 10018). PA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Actors can prepare either two very brief monologues, or two very brief songs, or a very brief monologue and a very brief song. Sheet music should be in the appropriate key. Total audition time no more than two minutes. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together. For more information, visit www.therep.org.

 

BEEF & BOARDS DINNER THEATRE – APR. 3 & 4 - Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre is casting available roles and ensemble in West Side Story, Ghost, The Musical (chamber version) and Beef & Boards Christmas. West Side Story rehearsals begin Aug. 5, 2017; opens Aug. 17; closes Oct. 1. Ghost, The Musical (chamber version) rehearsals begin Sep. 23; opens Oct. 5; closes Nov. 19. Beef & Boards Christmas rehearsals begin Nov. 11; opens Nov. 24; closes Dec. 23. Theater is located in Indianapolis, IN. Beef & Boards is an Equity Dinner Theatre; pays: weekly minimum of $584/wk., transportation and housing. Nonunion contracts; $350-$500/wk., transportation and housing. Beef & Boards is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Seeking—Ensemble: 18+. Open Casting Calls Apr 3 at 9am and Apr 4 at 9am (holding room opens at 8am; auditions begin at 9am both days) at Nola Studios (250 W. 54th St., New York NY 10019). Prepare your best 16-24 bars of two contrasting vocal selections (only one may be requested), with sheet music in the correct key. Be prepared to deliver a monologue (if asked) or read from a side (if asked). There will be a dance/movement callback at the end of each day. Bring appropriate clothing, including jazz/character and tap shoes. Only attend the dance callback if specifically requested. Callbacks (including dance) at the end of each day starting at approximately 3:30pm.

 

'The HUNCHBACK Of NOTRE DAME' – APR. 3 & 5 – MIDLAND - Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center is seeking actor-singers-dancers for various roles in Lincoln Park's upcoming production of Hunchback of Notre Dame. Rehearses May 22-26 (4pm-9pm), May 27 & 28 (1pm-5pm), May 30-June 2 (4pm-9pm), June 4 (1pm-5pm), June 5-8 (4pm-9pm), and June 9 (TBD). Tech rehearsal (mandatory): June 11 (1pm-9pm) and June 12-15 (4pm-9pm). Performances (mandatory): June 16, 17, 23, and 24 (7:30pm) and June 18 & 25 (2pm) in Midland PA. Pays: $315/wk. Equity Guest Artist Agreement. Seeking—“Quasimodo:” 18+, deformed and reclusive, longs to see the outside world, but staunchly loyal to his master, Frollo; possesses great vulnerability, but covers a deep well of pain and rage, this actor will be physically representing Quasimodo’s deformity, much like in "An Elephant Man," therefore actors submitted for this role must be dexterous and flexible; strong tenor, B-flat2-B-flat5; “Claude Frodo:” 18+, Archdeacon of Notre Dame, a severe man who is convinced of his own goodness and righteousness, struggles with the conflict between the self-denial required by his religious belief and his strong sexual desire for Esmeralda, this struggle ultimately drives him mad; baritone with a rich lower register, E2 to B-flat4; “Esmerelda:” 18+, exquisitely beautiful, exotic and oozing with sexuality, a free-spirited gypsy who has often gotten into trouble for speaking her mind and standing up for what she believes in; mezzo, E3-D5; “Captain Phoebus de Martin:” 18+, dashing captain of the Cathedral Guard, leading man type who is conflicted between following his duty and doing what’s right; tenor, A2 to A-flat4; “Clopin Trouillefou:” 18+, the clever and charismatic King of the Gypsies; he boasts a darker, serious nature when not performing for the crowd; high tenor, D3 to F-sharp5; “Lieutenant Frederic Charlus:” 18+, lieutenant of the Cathedral Guard and loyal friend to Phoebus; “Jehan Frollo:” 18+, Claude’s reckless younger brother; with the gypsy Florika, he fathers Quasimodo, whom he leaves in his brother’s care; wild, passionate, and strong-willed; F3 to E-flat5; “Florika:” 18+, a gypsy and Quasimodo’s mother; E4 to F-sharp5; “Father Dupin:” 18+, a priest of Notre Dame and Claude and Jehan’s guardian; C3-A3; “Tribunal:” 18+, a judicial officer; G2-E4; “Saint Aphrodisius:” 18+, a stained-glass image that comes to life; B3-E4; Choir: 18+. Vocal auditions by appointment Apr 3 from 4pm-8:30pm and dance auditions by appointment Apr 5 from 4pm-5:30pm at Lincoln Park PAC (1 Lincoln Park, Midland PA 15059). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For an appointment, sign up at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd-MGa-mU7a3_SYvEnc-CsbWIy1YmsHUrG8BRPb3uGdGuqHWw/viewform?usp=sf_link. Singers: prepare two 32-bar cuts of musical theater songs. Selections from the show are not discouraged. Bring sheet music in the correct key for the provided accompanist. Bring current pix & resumes, stapled together. Dancers: Be ready to dance. Prepare two 32-bar cuts of musical theatre songs. Selections from the show are not discouraged. Bring sheet music in the correct key for the provided accompanist. Bring current pix & resumes, stapled together. Callbacks Apr. 4 (4pm-8pm). Dance call Apr. 5 (4pm-5:30pm).

 

EQUITY, 'SCHOOL Of ROCK,' B'WAY – APR. 3 & MAY 2 - SOR Broadway LP is casting the Broadway musical School of Rock. Andrew Lloyd Webber, music; Glenn Slater, lyrics; Julian Fellowes, book; Currently running on Broadway. Pays: $1974/wk. min. Equity Production (League) Contract. Seeking—“Sophia:” Female, 9-13, Pop/Rock Singer who moves well. Must play the bass--will understudy the role of Katie. Ensemble; “Madison:” Female, 9-13, Pop/Rock Singer who moves well. Student at Horace Green. Will understudy Tomika. Ensemble; “James:” Male, 9-13, Student at Horace Mann. Pop/Rock Singer who moves well. This role currently understudies Freddy and Zack--drums and/or guitar a plus. Pop/Rock Singer who moves well. Ensemble; “Tomika:” Female, 9-13, A wonderful singer, she is a girl who is exasperated by her two fathers’ inability to see that she needs help. They think she’s perfect. She knows she’s drowning. This character is African American. Killer pips. Tomika barely speaks until she finally summons the courage to open her mouth and sing out so we have to be blown away by her sound. Pop/Rock (maybe some gospel?) Singer who moves well. Principal; “Summer:” Female, 9-13, A Manhattan princess. She has never had it any other way than her own, and she is confident things will continue in this vein. She gives a new sense to the word entitlement. Pop/Rock Singer who moves well. Principal; “Zack:” Male, 9-13, Plays guitar. He knows he has more in him than he has ever been able to show. This kid needs to seriously shred on the guitar. Pop/Rock Singer who moves well. Principal; “Lawrence:” Male, 9-13, Plays piano. A shy, awkward boy, unconfident and gauche, but a genius on the keyboard, who needs a free spirit like Dewey to lead him out of the darkness. Serious piano skills needed. Pop/Rock Singer who moves well. Principal; “Freddy:” Male, 9-13, Killer drummer with a lot of personality. A boy who is happy to be released. This is the kid who comes from a working class background, unlike many of his classmates. Pop/Rock Singer who moves well. Principal; “Katie:” Female, 9-13, Plays bass guitar. She is distinguished by her talent for the bass. Pop/Rock Singer who moves well. Principal; “Billy:” Male, 9-13, A boy with a marked artistic flair, and other problems...Pop/Rock Singer who moves well. Principal; “Marcy:” Female, 9-13, Clever girl. Back-up singer & dancer with style. Pop/Rock Singer who moves very well. Principal; “Shonelle:” Female, 9-13, Clever girl. Back-up singer & dancer with style. Pop/Rock Singer who moves very well. (Understudies Tomika so must be a truly strong singer). Principal; “Mason:” Male, 9-13, As eager as the others to enjoy school instead of dreading it. He is a whizz on the technical side. Pop/Rock Singer who moves well. Must play piano. Will understudy the role of Lawrence. Principal; “Dewey Finn:” Male, 25-35, Late 20s-Mid 30’s. An original. Great comic chops, High rock tenor, Must have some guitar skills or be ready to learn. Principal; “Rosalie Mullins:” Female, 25-35, Late 20s-Mid 30s. A rock chick imprisoned in the body and life of a stern and correct headmistress. Soprano with a strong belt. Principal; “Ned Schneebly:” Male, 25-35, Late 20s-Mid 30’s. Ned was once as keen on rock as Dewey, but failure has beaten him down. Rock voice. Principal; “Patty:” Female, 25-35, Late 20s-Mid 30s. Patty is a hard woman who knows what she wants, and she doesn’t want Dewey. Strong belt voice. Principal; “Theo:” Male, 20-39, 20s-30s – Lead singer of Dewey’s band “No Vacancy” – H-O-T! Strong rock voice; Also plays other roles in Ensemble; Other Roles/Ensemble: Males & Females, 20-49. Equity Chorus Calls Apr 3 at 10am & 2pm for Equity child dancers who sing and May 2 at 10am for Equity adult singers & 2pm for Equity child singers at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for these auditions. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Dancers: Wear clothes you can move in and bring jazz shoes/sneakers. Bring your own pop/rock song in case you are asked to stay and sing. Singers: Prepare a brief pop, pop/rock, or rock and roll song. All should bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

 

'CANDY TOWN' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 4 - Candy Town is seeking singers for Candy Town, a clown-faced musical act, playing original material which draws stylistically from Kurt Weill, Tom Waits, and the Beatles. The presentation is very theatrical, with elements of vaudeville and burlesque. The act has been around for six years, playing various clubs, theaters, festivals and galleries, building a little following as it has progressed. Bandleader states: "As the band is theatrically oriented, I direct it like theatre, and although I like to showcase the particular strengths of the musicians I work with, I should note that I'm not looking for any songwriting collaborators. I have too much material of my own which I'm eager to unpack. We're looking for two female singers. Most important is experience with choral parts (in choral groups or musicals), as the harmonic lines can get complex in this material. A nimble, precise sense of rhythm is also important, as is theatrical experience, since the performances are highly stylized and usually choreographed. You get a pretty clear idea of our musical and presentational style from the NPR audition video we made, which is attached here to this casting call, so be sure to watch." Weekly rehearsals in Old Town, Chicago IL with eventual full-band rehearsals on Sunday nights. Everyone in the group takes home an equal split of whatever is made at the shows. Bandleader states: "Right now it isn't all that much. We're still climbing that ol' career ladder." Seeking—Singer (Lead): Female, 18-40. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Candy Town.

 

'The POUND: A MUSICAL For DOGS' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 4 - Imagined Theatre is casting for The Pound: A Musical for the Dogs, the story of Laura, a new animal shelter worker (who discovers that she can understand what the dogs in the shelter are saying) who strives to find a way out of the shelter for all of the dogs - even as its future is threatened by a cash-strapped city government and the dogs remain trapped in an uncaring system with an uncertain future. This is an ensemble musical for strong singers and character actors. Note: The role of Slinky will perform a big, Broadway-belt, diva solo in this production. Rehearses May 18, 22-27 & 29 (Thursday evening; Monday-Friday evenings; Saturday run-through time TBA; Monday daytime tech run-through time TBA) in NYC; runs May 29, 2017 (7 PM) in NYC [one performance at the Irene Diamond Theatre at Signature Stages on 42nd Street. Benefit performance with union arrangement; pays $200 honorarium; open to AEA/SAG-AFTRA and Non-Union by agreement. This is a benefit performance; clearance for all union performers (AEA, SAG-AFTRA, AGVA & AGMA) has been made through Theatre Authority, Inc. for Sound Bites 4.0 Seeking—“Laura” (Lead): Female, 20-40, The young woman who actually understands what the dogs are saying; projects an awkward warmth and innocence; “Barnaby” (Supporting): Male, 20-40, The loyal dog who always does the right thing; “Fido” (Supporting): Male, 20-40, The intimidating “bad boy” dog who mistrusts humans; “Pal” (Supporting): Male or Female, 20-40, The young, street-smart, energetic dog protected by LUCKY; “Billie” (Supporting): Female, 20-40, The “past-her-prime” sassy dog who laments the loss of her cuteness; “Fluffy” (Supporting): Female, 20-30, The big-haired, flirtatious, and flatulent dog; “Shep” (Supporting): Male, 20-40, The big, energetic, clumsy dog who is infatuated with FLUFFY; “Madam” (Supporting): Female, 25-40, The dog who projects dignity, age, and refinement despite the loss of her pampered lifestyle; “Yappy” (Supporting): Male or Female, 20-30, The nervous, barking dog who can’t relax and is always on alert; “Slinky” (Lead): Transgender, 20-40, The silent, guarded, and mysterious dog who never talks – until his/her story is revealed in a big diva number in which he/she “comes out” with his/her big secret; strong singing ability and stage presence needed!; “Lucky” (Supporting): Male, 25-40, The slower, older dog who serves as a buddy to Pal. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit headshot/resume OR links to resume/headshot/performance clips (preferred). S only if you are able to attend auditions. Qualified submissions will be contacted for audition appointments. Send message to: auditions@imaginedtheatre.org Cast roles may include some demo song rehearsals/recordings on selected dates between May 30 and June 9. Please note that we are also creating a list of actor contacts for future projects (which may include future auditions, readings, and demo recordings). Imagined Theatre is committed to diversity and safe environments, and encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend their auditions. Company states: "We are seeking diverse, energetic character actors with strong singing ability, and some experience with movement and the NYC stage environment. Background in musical theatre, physical comedy, and/or children’s theatre preferred. Actively seeking a diverse company (without regard to body type, disability, ethnicity, gender, or race)."

EQUITY, PIONEER THEATRE COMPANY 2017-18 SEASON – APR. 4 – NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Pioneer Theatre Company is seeking Equity performers interested in principal roles for the 2017-18 season including: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon, novel; Simon Stephens, adaptation. Rehearsals begin Aug. 21; runs Sep. 15-30), A Comedy of Tenore (Ken Ludwig, writer. Rehearsals begin Sep. 25; runs Oct. 20-Nov. 4), Newsies (Alan Menken, music; Jack Feldman, lyrics; Harvey Fierstein, book. Rehearsals begin Nov. 6; runs Dec. 1-16; possible extension to Dec. 23), Bright Star (Edie Brickell & Steve Martin, music; Edie Brickell, lyrics; Steve Martin, book. Rehearsals begin Dec. 18; runs Jan. 12-27, 2018), i (Jeff Talbott, writer. Rehearsals begin Jan. 22, 2018; runs Feb. 16-Mar. 3), Twelfth Night (William Shakespeare, writer. Rehearsals begin Mar. 5; runs Mar. 30-Apr. 14) and Mamma Mia (Bjorn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson, music & lyrics; Stig Anderson, some songs; Catherine Johnson, book. Rehearsals begin Apr. 16; runs May 11-26; possible extension to June 2). Season rehearses and runs in Salt Lake City UT. Pays: $861/wk. min. Equity LORT B Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Audition Apr 4 from 10am-6pm (sign-up begin at 9am; lunch 1pm-2pm) 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 16 bars of the auditioner's choice and/or monologue of choice. Total audition time under three minutes. Understudied roles are to be determined. Stage managers and actors unable to attend this call may submit headshot & resume to: John Geertsen, Managing Associate; Pioneer Theatre Company; 300 S. 1400 E., Rm 325; Salt Lake City UT 84112. No stage management positions available. Further auditions and the ECCs held throughout the year. For more info, visit pioneertheatre.org.

KIDS/TEENS, 'The MUSIC MAN' – APR. 4 & 5 – GILBERT - Baker Performing Arts is casting kids for Meredith Wilson's The Music Man. Project Description: Master showman Harold Hill is in town and he’s got "76 trombones” in tow. Can upright, uptight Marian, the town librarian, resist his powerful allure? The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize. The catch? He doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian. Rehearsals begin Apr. 8; shows begin in June in Gilbert AZ. No pay. Seeking—Kids (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 5-18. Auditions by appointment Apr 4 from 6pm-7:30pm and Apr 5 from 6pm-7:30pm at Baker Performing Arts at SanTan Village (2270 E. Williamsfield Rd., Suite 104, Gilbert AZ 85295). Prepare a song to sing that best showcases your voice. Sing Acapella or you may bring a backing track. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the center.

 

EQUITY, 'AMERIKE, The GOLDEN LAND' – APR. 5 - Folksbiene National Yiddish Theatre is seeking actor-singers for various roles in Amerike The Golden Land. Zalmen Mlotek and Moishe Rosenfeld, creators; All should be excellent singers with strong music reading skills, ability to sing and act in foreign languages (experience with Yiddish and Hebrew a plus), and be able to move well. All roles are open to performers of all ethnicities. The cast of 12 requires versatile actors who are excellent singers, strong dancers, and outstanding character actors, who are able to portray multiple characters of different ages with age range from 20-50. Casting personnel state: "We are seeking performers with excellent acting skills, strong vocal skills, dance training, and a working acquaintance with Yiddish or a great ear for language. The dialogue is in Yiddish and will evolve into a mix between Yiddish and English to reflect the exact language pattern change that the immigrants went thought as they learned the new language of The Golden Land. The performers should have good comic timing, and have a historical sense of New York's immigrant experience in the first half of the 20th century. We are also looking for instrument-playing performers for this production in any of the roles. If you play a musical instrument (other than the piano) let us know and be prepared to demonstrate proficiency at auditions. This is not a requirement but a plus. Especially accordion, violin, or viola. (Some roles may/will be cast as non-Equity)." Rehearsals begin June 12, 2017; first preview is July 4; show opens on July 10, 2017 and closes on Aug. 6, with a possible extension through Aug. 27, at Off Broadway’s Safra Hall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, NYC. Pays: $430/wk. for Equity members. Equity Special Agreement. Pays: $280/wk. for nonunion. Seeking—Surke/Sadie: Female, 18+, a young immigrant woman, working-class, later married to Yoss/Joe. Age range: 20-40. Will play additional various characters throughout as cast. Vocal range: Belt/legit mix. Lead; Yossl/Joe: Male, 20-40, a young immigrant man, working-class, later married to Surke/Sadie; union leader. Age range: 20-40. Will play additional various characters throughout as cast. Vocal range: High baritone-tenor. Vocal styles: Broadway/legit mix. Lead; “Oppenheimer:” Male, 35-50, a middle-aged immigrant man, business owner; owns a sewing factory; married to Gussie. Will play additional various characters throughout as cast. Age range: 35–50. Vocal range: Baritone. Vocal styles: Broadway/legit mix. Lead; Gussie/Genendl: Female, 18+, a middle-aged immigrant woman; married to Oppenheimer. Will play additional various characters throughout as cast. Age range: 35-50. Vocal range: Mezzo-soprano. Vocal styles: Belt/legit/mix. Lead; “Izzie:” Male, 20-40, a young immigrant man, street peddler; becomes an actor. Will play additional various characters throughout. Age range: 20-40. Vocal range: Tenor. Vocal styles: Broadway/legit/mix. Lead; “Fannie:” Female, 20-30, a young immigrant woman; upscale; pregnant in Act One and has a baby in Act Two. Will play additional various characters throughout as cast. Age range: 20-30. Vocal Styles: Soprano/belt/mix. Lead; Three Women: 18-30, to play various characters throughout; characters' age range: 18-30. Vocal ranges: Sopranos and mezzo-sopranos. Vocal styles: Broadway/legit/mix. Must be able to move well; Three Men: 18-30, to play various characters throughout; characters' age range: 18-30. Vocal ranges: Tenors and baritones. Vocal styles: Broadway/legit/mix. Must be able to move well. Equity Principal Audition Apr 5 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Be prepared to sing a song from light opera, operetta, or legit, traditional musical theater repertoire. An accompanist will be provided. Bring sheet music in your proper key and bring pix & resumes, stapled together.

 

'WORKING, A MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 6 - Skokie’s Devonshire Playhouse is casting the 2012 version of Working from the book by Studs Terkel with additional music by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Rehearses in April and May; runs June 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, and 18 in Skokie IL. If cast, you should be prepared to pay a production fee of $91. Seeking—All Roles Open (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, roles are more fully described in the audition packet. Seeking talent from Skokie IL. Audition instructions are included in the audition packet in backstage.com

 

'GUYS And DOLLS' – APR. 6 & 9 – CHICAGO - The Rising Stars Theater Company is casting Guys and Dolls, a musical. Rehearsals begin Apr. 18, in Chicago IL. Runs June 23-July 2, in Franklin Park. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): 17+. Auditions by appointment Apr 6 from 6:30pm-9:30pm and Apr 9 from 2pm-7pm at 6626 N. Oliphant, Chicago IL. Prepare 32 bars of an uptempo song and bring sheet music in your key. Song does not need to be from the show. Be prepared to dance and read from the script. If auditioning for the role of Adelaide or one of the Hot Box dancers, bring tap shoes. All roles open. No appointment needed, but for appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theater company.

 

'OLIVER!' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 7 - Puttin' on Productions is casting Oliver. Synopsis: Puttin’ on Productions (POPs) is bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life this summer. This rarely performed classic will give the cast the opportunity to learn from industry directors, in an intense three week rehearsal process resulting in a professional production in a state-of-the-art theater with a full orchestra. Rehearsals begin July 5 and take place on weekdays from 4pm-9:30pm; Saturdays from 10am-9pm at POPs Studios in Manhattan Beach CA; tech rehearsals and show runs Aug. 4-6 and Aug. 11-13 take place at Centinela Valley Center for the Arts in Lawndale CA. Participation fee required. This is a fee based program; however, some financial aid available. Seeking—“Fagen” (Lead): Male, 16+, a conniving, career criminal whose charm hides a cold heart; a leader, a vagrant, a father, a teacher, a lost soul and an eccentric; significant character acting, singing with some dancing; songs: Pick-a-pocket, I’d Do Anything, Be Back Soon, Fine Life (Reprise), Reviewing the Situation; “Bill Sykes” (Lead): Male, 16+, a villain and Nancy’s mean boy- friend; a man that strikes fear into anyone he sees; songs: My Name, Fine Life (Reprise); vocal: Baritone; “Mr. Bumble” (Supporting): Male, 16+, the self- righteous, self- appointed beadle, Mr. Bumble oversees the operations of the work house where Oliver lives as a child; he preaches Christian morality, but behaves without compassion; Strong character, Songs: Oliver, I Shall Scream, One Boy For Sale, That’s Your Funeral; vocal: Baritone; “Nancy” (Lead): Female, 16+, a cockney girl with a warm heart, Nancy is an abused career thief, and former child pickpocket; she loves Bill Sykes, pretty, intelligent, longs for a better life. Strong singer (belter), actor, some dancing. Songs: It’s a Fine Life, I’d Do Anything, Oom-pah-pah, As Long As He Needs Me, Fine Life (Reprise); vocal: Mezzo/Alto. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. If you cannot attend auditions in person, submit video to debbie@puttinonproductions.com.

 

'PRISCILLA, QUEEN Of The DESERT' – APR. 7 & 8 - Piper Theatre Productions is casting Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Company states: "Piper Theatre Productions, founded in 1999, presents annual Equity Showcase productions with a focus on musical theater. Recent shows include Xanadu, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Sweeney Todd, and Psycho Beach Party. Free performances take place outdoors at the Old Stone House & Washington Park, 4th Avenue & 3rd Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn. This year we will be presenting, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert by writers Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott with classic songs “It’s Raining Men,” “Go West,” “ I Love the Nightlife,” and “True Colors.” Piper is seeking multi-cultural, multi-generational, multi-talented, positive artists to join our Main Stage Company. We celebrate the LGBTQ community and encourage performers of all identities to audition. Piper Theatre Productions provides a supportive platform for theater artists, grounded in theater education. More than 200 students ages 7-17 participate in our July youth theater programs." Rehearses June 12-July 5 at Brooklyn Center Stage Dance Studio and South Oxford Space Studio G, BAX Studio B, Old Stone House Brooklyn; runs July 6-22 in Brooklyn. Pays $500 per actor. Equity Showcase Contract. Seeking—“Bernadette Bassenger” (Lead): Male or Female, 40-61, Trans woman and former drag queen. Baritone; “Anthony” ‘Tick’ Belrose” (Lead): Male, 28-45, Drag Queen. Father to Benjy. Baritone; “Adam Whitley” (Lead): Male, 21-30, Drag Queen. Tenor; Other Roles/Ensemble: Males & Females, 18-60. Open Casting Calls Apr 7 from 7:30pm-10pm at CAP 21 (Studio 604, 18 W 18th St, #6, New York NY 10011) and Apr 8 from 10am-5pm at Ripley Grier Studio (Studio 16 H, 520 8th Avenue, 16th Floor, New York NY 10018). Prepare a 1-2 minute comedic monologue, and a 32-bar cut of a pop/rock or appropriate musical theatre song. For more info, visit www.pipertheatre.org. Callbacks Apr. 9.

 

'The LITTLE MERMAID' – APR. 7-9 – GLENDORA - Crescendo Theatrical Productions is casting full musical production of Disney's The Little Mermaid. Rehearses July 10-Aug. 4; runs Aug. 5, 6, 12, and 13 in Glendora CA. Seeking—Various Roles/Ensemble: Males & Females, 15-70. Auditions by appointment Apr 7 from 3pm-9pm, Apr 8 from 1pm-7pm and Apr 9 from 1pm-7pm at Crescendo (1435 E. Route 66, Suite F, Glendora CA 91740). Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Call 626/914-5678 to schedule time.

 

'INTO The WOODS Jr.' – APR. 7 & MAY 7 – BLOOMFIELD - Vanguard Theater Company is casting Into the Woods Jr. Synopsis: Into the Woods includes many of your favorite characters: Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), and of course the Witch--all of whom meet and interact in this whimsical and original show. Step into adventure as their different stories intertwine with each other when they all journey into the woods. The musical weaves together the tales of a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the king's festival; Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk; and Little Red Riding Hood, who just wants to bring Grandma a few croissants. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever. Director states: "Vanguard Theater Company's sixteen-day, summer-stock sleepaway experience is an intensive program where a select group of students will take residence at a beautiful campsite nestled in the Ramapo mountains of Mahwah NJ (Camp Glen Gray). Students will rehearse with professional directors, and professional actors (adult roles will be played by acting professionals who will also also serve as mentors) and their experience will culminate at the Camp's Amphitheater with two days of public performances. A highlight will also include staff-show performances of 'Brooklyn the Musical.' In addition to a professional intensive rehearsal process, campers will enjoy home-cooked meals, BBQs, campfires, karaoke, dance parties, swimming, boating, hiking, and more." Sixteen-day sleepaway program in Mahwah NJ. No pay. Tuition required: $1250 with a $150 activity fee--totaling $1400. Seeking—Various Roles: Males & Females, 12-14. Open Casting Calls Apr 7 from 10am-6pm and May 7 from 10am-6pm at NJSDA (593 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield NJ 07003). Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Though this is an open call, appointments on that day will also be scheduled. To make an appointment, register at VanguardTheater.org. Prepare 32 bars in the style of the show. For all out-of-state submissions, submit a link of your video audition by May 1. If a callback is granted, you will receive callback material and a follow-up callback video will need to be submitted.

 

'OLIVER!' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 8 - Puttin on Productions is casting Oliver!, the musical, All roles open. Puttin’ on Productions (POPs) is bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life this summer. Producer states: "This classic will give the cast the opportunity to learn from industry directors, in an intense three-week rehearsal process resulting in a professional production in a state-of-the-art theater with a full orchestra." Rehearsals begin July 5 and take place on weekdays from 4pm-9:30pm and Saturdays from 10am- 9pm at POPs Studios in Manhattan Beach CA; tech rehearsals and performances Aug. 4-6 and Aug. 11-13 at Centinela Valley Center for the Arts in Lawndale CA. No pay. This is a fee-based project with financial aid available if needed. Seeking—“Fagen” (Lead): Male, 16+, a conniving, career criminal whose charm hides a cold heart. He takes in homeless boys and teaches them to pick pockets for him; a leader, a vagrant, a father, a teacher, a lost soul and an eccentric; significant character acting, singing with some dancing; songs: Pick-a-pocket, I’d Do Anything, Be Back Soon, Fine Life (Reprise), Reviewing the Situation; “Bill Sykes” (Lead): Male, 16+, a villain and Nancy’s mean boy- friend; a man that strikes fear into anyone he sees; songs: My Name, Fine Life (Reprise); vocal: Baritone; “Mr. Bumble” (Supporting): Male, 16+, the self- righteous, self- appointed beadle, Mr. Bumble oversees the operations of the work house where Oliver lives as a child; he preaches Christian morality, but behaves without compassion towards the work house children in his care. Strong character, Songs: Oliver, I Shall Scream, One Boy For Sale, That’s Your Funeral; vocal: Baritone; “Nancy” (Lead): Female, 16+, a cockney girl with a warm heart, Nancy is an abused career thief, and former child pickpocket. A sensitive side and noble and likable but hardened and streetwise beyond her years; she loves Bill Sykes, pretty, intelligent, longs for a better life. Strong singer (belter), actor, some dancing; Songs: It’s a Fine Life, I’d Do Anything, Oom-pah-pah, As Long As He Needs Me, Fine Life (Reprise); vocal: Mezzo/Alto. Seeking talent from Manhattan Beach CA. In a cover letter, list your availability. Be prepared to sing and dance; songs should be genre-appropriate. Visit puttinonproductions.com for additional information.

 

'FALSETTOS' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 8 - SJS Theatrical is casting Falsettos. Synopsis: A seamless pairing of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, acclaimed off-Broadway musicals written nearly a decade apart, Falsettos won 1992 Tony Awards for best book and musical score. It is the tale of Marvin who leaves his wife and young son to live with another man. His ex-wife marries his psychiatrist, and Marvin ends up alone. Two years later, Marvin is reunited with his lover on the eve of his son's bar mitzvah, just as AIDS is beginning its insidious spread. Rehearsals begin late June in Vallejo CA with a few Rehearsals in the South Bay; runs November, with opening in January 2018 in CA. Small stipend and percentage of ticket sale profits. No participation fee. Seeking—“Marvin” (Lead): Male, 30-39, bisexual man; Trina’s [ex-]husband; baritone; “Mendel” (Lead): Male, 35-50, family psychiatrist; male; baritone; “Whizzer” (Lead): Male, 20-29, Marvin’s lover; male; tenor; “Jason” (Lead): Male, 12-18, Marvin and Trina’s son; male; tenor; “Trina” (Lead): Female, 25-39, Marvin’s [ex-]wife; female; mezzo; “Dr. Charlotte” (Female, 35-55, lesbian neighbor; Marvin’s friend; female; mezzo; “Cordelia” (Lead): Female, 30-45, Dr Charlotte’s lesbian lover; Marvin’s friend; female; soprano. Seeking talent from Hollister, Vallejo, San Francisco, San Jose CA. All first round auditions will be by video submission of two musical theater songs. You are encouraged to sing one song from the show and one of your choosing. We ask that you attach a head shot and resume with your submission. First round Submissions should be received no later than Apr. 14. Callback auditions in April with casting announced in May. Previews will begin on selective dates in November. Most rehearsals will be held on weekends with a few on weekdays in August, September and October. The show will take a hiatus in late November-December and open for full production run in January 2018. Falsettos will perform on Saturdays and selective Fridays through February 2018. For submission, visit backstage.com the casting agency.

'SPANDEX The MUSICAL' – APR. 8 - Buns and Guns LLC is casting Spandex the Musical. Daniel Levin and Annie Grunow, book-lyrics; Julian Blackmore, composer; Travel to Minneapolis on Apr. 27; rehearsals begin Apr. 29; production runs from May 18-June 11 at the Minnsky Theater in Minneapolis MN. Rehearsal stipend: $500. Pays: $75/performance. Travel and housing provided. Seeking—“Dov Yisrael” (Lead): Male, 30-40, a pumped Israeli, with a heart of gold, tall and built, strong singer-actor-mover, gruff on the outside--soft on the inside, Israeli accent required. Tenor: Pop mix to A; “Trip Allen” (Lead): Male, 35-45, a bronze medalist in men's gymnastics, controlling and power hungry narcissist who pushes pills and belittles everyone around him; in great physical shape. Singer-actor-dancer, low tenor/bari-tenor to F/G; “Linda Gufstason” (Lead): Female, 40-50, a out-of-shape house mom who finds her groove again when she enters aerobics class, has inner strength that is discovered. Strong singer-actor-mover, belter/pop mix to F; “Lorraine Stubenski” (Lead): Female, 30-40, a former gymnast who lost her balance, a teacher of aerobics, cute and energetic with a dark side, addicted to pills and falls in love with Dov. She also has emotional range and must sing-act-dance extremely well. Belter/pop mix to E; Bob Gustafson” (Lead): Male, 40-50, a government employee obsessed with his job and ignoring his wife; controlling and oblivious. Singer-actor; tenor: pop mix to A; Deacon Andrea Dykestra” (Supporting): Female, 50-60, a moral compass and comedian; character actress with charm and compassion; tells it like it is. Singer-actor-mover; alto/pop mix to D; “Ray Ray Butterworth” (Supporting): Male, 25-35, flamboyant aerobics enthusiast who lives with David; passionate about living life honestly and burnin' it. Tenor/bari: mix to F/G, with low end; “David DiNotello” (Supporting): Male, 20-30, David diNotello, Esquire, an avid aerobics guy who lives with Raymond and loves how jumping up and down makes him feel; acrobatics a plus. Singer-actor-dancer; tenor/bari, mix to F/G, with low end; “Yuri Shabbaton” (Supporting): Male, 25-35, announcer; a wiry Israeli high tenor with religious inclinations, Dov's sidekick and friend always good to offer wisdom and advice, Israeli accent required. Strong singer-actor-dancer; tenor; pop mix to A; “Tammy Williams” (Supporting): Female, 20-30, Trip's aerobics partner and occasional hook-up, she wants to be the head of the class and will do whatever it takes to get there; sexy and mean. Strong dancer-singer-actress; soprano/pop mix to F; “Jessica” (Supporting): Female, 20-30, aerobics enthusiast, Dov's producer and other character moments. Strong dancer-singer-actress; belter/pop mix to F; Jimmy/Alan Thicke Impersonator (Supporting): Male, 30-40, Jimmy, Alan Thicke Impersonator, Joe the Gardener, Announcer; character actor with amazing charm and ability to transform vocally and physically. Strong singer-actor-mover tenor; pop mix to A. Audition by appointment Apr 8 in New York NY. Seeking talent from Manhattan, NY; Minneapolis, MN. Send materials to spandexmusical@gmail.com. If you are auditioning via video, submit a 30- to 45-second aerobics routine, a pop and a ballad '80s song and a comedic monologue. For more information, visit spandexmusical.com

 

TRU 2017 COMBINED AUDITION EVENT – APR. 8 - Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is seeking participants for the annual TRU Combined Audition Event, which will be attended by more than 40 NY-area Equity and nonunion producing companies, directors, producers, and other individuals, including casting directors and agents. The TRU Voices Reading Series will also be cast at this event. The event runs April 8-9 in NYC. The registration fee is $55 if you register before Feb. 28 (postmark Feb. 27); the fee is $95 if you register after Feb. 28. Special Backstage offer: Get $5 off when you use code BS-50. And all Equity actors may take $10 off. The pay situations and Equity and nonunion contracts will vary depending upon the productions that are casting. Seeking—Actors: Males & Females, all ages and all types. Audition by appointment Apr 8 from 10am-6pm for musical auditions at Desotelle Theater (300 W. 43rd St., #301, New York NY 10036). Performers will be given two minutes to perform two monologues or a monologue and a song (accompanist provided). For more info and an application packet, visit www.truonline.org/events/2017-audition. For questions, call 212/714-7628 or email TRUActors@gmail.com.

 

'FIDDLER On The ROOF' – APR. 8 & 9 – ROCKWALL - Rockwall Summer Musicals is casting Fiddler on the Roof for a community summer theatre performance. Rehearsals begin on May 8 and continue through performances which are scheduled for June 23,24, 25, & 30 and July 1 and 2 at RHS Performing Arts Center at Utley, 1201 T L Townsend Drive, Rockwall TX 75087. No pay. Seeking—All Roles Open: Males & Females, 18-80. Auditions by appointment Apr 8 at First United Methodist Church (1200 East Yellow Jacket Lane, Bldg. A, Rm 130, Choir Rm, Rockwall TX 75087) and Apr 9 at Rockwall Wedding Chapel (305 S Fannin St, Reception Hall, Rockwall TX 75087; parking restrictions: arrive early in order to park off-site and walk to the location; there is city parking within a block of the location). Go to www.rockwallsummermusicals.org to sign up for an audition time. Please prepare 32 bars of a Broadway-style song that shows vocal range and ability. A piano accompanist will be provided. Please bring your sheet music, theatrical resume and headshot. For dance, wear appropriate attire and proper shoes, and be prepared to learn a dance combination and perform it. There may be cold readings from the script required. Be prepared to list all conflict dates as that may influence casting. Select your preferred audition time from the available time slots. Plan to arrive sufficiently early to give yourself ample time to sign in and warm up. Dance call Apr. 9, 2pm-4pm.

 

EQUITY, PHOENIX THEATRE 2017-18 SEASON – APR. 8 & 9 – PHOENIX - Phoenix Theatre is casting the 2017-18 Season including: Mamma Mia! (Rehearsals begin Aug. 15); Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Rehearsals begin Aug. 29); Newsies (Rehearsals begin Oct. 24); It's Only a Play (Rehearsals begin Jan. 2, 2018); Million Dollar Quartet (Rehearsals begin Feb. 13); Godspell (Rehearsals begin Mar. 27); and Little Shop of Horrors (Rehearsals begin Apr. 24). Season runs in Phoenix AZ. Pays: $637/wk. min. Equity LOA/LORT. Seeking—Actors Who Sing: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Auditions by appointment Apr 8 from 11am-10pm and Apr 9 from 11am-7pm at Phoenix Theatre (100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix AZ 85004). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. To schedule an appointment, go to http://www.phoenixtheatre.com/audition-callback-and-casting-information. Preparation: For musical auditions you should prepare 16 bars of an up-tempo song; 16 bars of a ballad and 1- to 1.5-minute monologue; your second song selection will be sung upon request only. For non-musical (straight play) auditions you should prepare 2 contrasting monologues, no more than 1.5 minutes each. Dancers should wear dance-appropriate attire.

 

WINDY CITY MUSIC THEATRE 2017-18 Season Auditions – APR. 10 – CHICAGO - Windy City Music Theatre is casting its upcoming musicals, including: The Music Man (rehearsals begin May 21; runs July 15-31); A Christmas Story (rehearsals begin Oct. 16; runs Dec. 1-30); Oliver! (rehearsals begin Feb. 18, 2018; runs April 14-May 13); and Shrek The Musical (runs summer 2018). Some pay provided. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): 8+. Audition by appointment Apr 10 from 4pm-10pm in Chicago, IL. Callbacks by appointment the same day. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

 

'The WIZARD of OZ' 2017-18 NATIONAL TOUR – APR. 10 & 11 - Prather Touring is casting the 2017-18 nonunion national tour of The Wizard of Oz (Royal Shakespeare Co. version). Rehearsals begin Oct. 2-25 in Lancaster PA; tours Oct. 27, 2017-Aug. 4, 2018. Tour contracts include housing, per diem and round trip transportation. Dutch Apple Theatre contract includes housing, meals on performance days, round trip transportation and health club membership. Professional weekly salary included for both Tour and Dutch Apple contracts. Seeking—All Roles/Ensemble: Males & Females, 18+. Open Casting Calls for vocal auditions Apr 10 at 10am and Apr 11 at 10am at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., New York NY 33907). Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Bring 2 sets of Pix/resumes. Prepare 16 bars from classic musical theatre genre. Note: Must attend the vocal auditions in order to be called back to dance call on Apr 12. Role callbacks Apr. 13.

 

'SOMETHING's AFOOT' – APR. 10 & 12 – BETHESDA - The British Players is casting Something's Afoot, a murder mystery musical. Company states: "The British Players are seeking a cast of six men and four women for this zany, entertaining musical that takes a satirical poke at Agatha Christie mysteries and musical styles in the English music halls of the ’30s. Ten people are stranded in an isolated English country mansion during a raging thunderstorm, and one by one they're picked off by cleverly fiendish devices. As the bodies pile up in the library, the survivors frantically race to uncover the identity and motivation of the cunning culprit. Set in 1935 with a rousing vaudeville style score, this suspenseful satire is a smashingly good time for audience and performers alike." Rehearses Apr. 18-May 6 in Washington DC, May 9-June 1 in Bethesda MD; tech and dress run June 4-8 in Kensington MD; runs June 9-24 for 10 performances in Kensington MD. No pay. Seeking—“Lettie” (Supporting): Female, 18+, The saucy maid; “Flint” (Supporting): Male, 18+, The caretaker; “Clive” (Supporting): Male, 18+, the Butler; “Hope Langdon” (Lead): Female, 18+, the Ingenue; “Dr. Grayburn” (Supporting): Male, 18+, The family doctor; “Nigel Rancour” (Supporting): Male, 18+, The dissolute nephew; “Lady Grace Manley-Prowe” (Supporting): Female, 18+, The grande dame; “Col. Gillweather” (Supporting): Male, 18+, The old army man; “Miss Tweedy” (Lead): Female, 55+, The tweedy elderly amateur detective; “Geoffrey” (Lead): Male, 18+, The juvenile. Open Casting Calls Apr 10 from 7pm-10pm and Apr 12 from 7pm-10am at Bannockburn Clubhouse (6314 Bannockburn Drive, Bethesda MD 20817). Callbacks Apr 15. Seeking talent from Washington DC. Provide resumé, headshot, and schedule conflicts. Please prepare 32 bars of an upbeat musical theater song that best shows your range. Bring sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided. There will also be cold readings from the script. The characters have accents ranging from Cockney to upper-class British. You will be asked to demonstrate simple stage movement. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes that allow freedom of movement.

 

'NATIVE SPIRIT: The SOUL Of POCAHONTAS' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 11 - Planet Rehab is casting Native Spirit: the Soul of Pocahontas, a musical. Synopsis: Esperanza is a direct descendant of Pocahontas, and yet, as the youngest CEO in the banking industry, has turned her back on her culture and native beliefs. Through strange dreams that she can't explain, she is brought back to her roots and she becomes a hero both for her people and the environment. Rehearses weekends and some weeknights; performs Apr. 22 at Planet Rehab, 2745 W. Dalepark Dr., San Dimas, CA. Meals and snacks provided. Seeking—“Esperanza” (Lead): Female, 16-25, headstrong, leader; becomes youngest CEO in banking history; conflicted because inside she knows who she is; wide emotional range; strong singing voice; “Aiyanna” (Supporting): Female, 40-70, spirit leader of the tribe; majestic; strong singing voice; matriarch; “Chip Baxter” (Supporting): Male, 18-26, up and coming TV journalist, eager; awaiting his big story; pushy, intelligent, cocky; strong singing voice; “Ashley” (Supporting): Female, 18-26, perky blonde cheerleader type (think Glinda); funny, charismatic, egotistical, strong singing voice; “Jameson Bartlett the Third (Supporting): Male, 30-65, CEO, aggressive, opinionated, charismatic, strong singing voice; “Dr. Johnson” (Supporting): Male, 30-80, compassionate, dynamic, good listener, inspirational, strong singing voice; Young “Esperanza” (Supporting): Female, 7-12, star struck by her Native American family, naive, trusting, emotional, strong singing voice; Young Businessmen/Women (Chorus/Ensemble): 18-30, singing, light dancing, acting. Native Tribe Members (Chorus/Ensemble): 7-87, all ages, tribe members chorus, chanting, dancing, some acting. Seeking talent from San Dimas CA. Submit headshot. Any links to recordings or videos helpful. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Planet Rehab.

 

'MIDDLESCHOOLANDIA' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 12 - Urban Spine is casting Middleschoolandia as part of the Hollywood Fringe. This is an irreverent musical comedy performed by actual middle schoolers. These young people, filled with hormones and hope, are thrust into a frightening world of “education”. As they learn to navigate the complexities and hypocrisies of middle school, they struggle to retain their individuality. Rehearses Mar. 29-June 23 outdoors at Cheviot Hills Rec Center and in Hollywood; runs June 3-24 at Sacred Fools Main Stage in Hollywood. Pays a percentage of profits. Seeking—Wild Teens (Supporting): Males & Females, 18-26, to play 15, must be 18+; nonstop singing and comedic acting. Dance and Cheer experience idea. The wild teens vape (no actual smoking or nicotine) and flirt. Seeking talent from Santa Monica, Los Angeles CA. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Urban Spine.

 

'WAITING' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 21 - Columbia University School of the Arts MFA Program is casting Waiting, a new play with music. Nora Sørena Casey, writer; Pornchanok Kanchanabanca, music; Synopsis: A hospital. A bus stop. The Wild West. The distinctions between time and space are collapsing for Kelly following the death of her father in this new musical play that blends comedy, drama, and fantasy. Rehearses Apr. 3-May 14 (four to six times per week); tech May 15-17; runs May 18-21 at the Schapiro Theater at Columbia University, NYC. Equity cast members will be reimbursed for travel. Classroom Presentation Agreement Letter with Equity. Seeking—“Denise” (Lead): Female, 35-50, pragmatic; has a wry sense of humor and an ability to slip away into an imagined land of fantasy; tries to salvage her relationship with her daughter, Kelly, in spite of Kelly's resentment of their family. Role calls for a strong sense of comedic timing, singing, and some dance. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit a headshot and resume. For the audition, you will be asked to prepare sides from the piece and a short song of your choice. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the school.

 

EQUITY, FULTON THEATRE CO. 2017-18 SEASON – APR. 22 – LANCASTER - Fulton Theatre Company is casting Equity performers for various roles in the 2017-18 season including: Little Shop of Horrors (Alan Menken, music; Howard Ashman, book & lyrics; Rehearsals begin Aug. 31, 2017; runs Sep. 19-Oct. 15), Sleuth (Anthony Shaffer, writer; Rehearsals begin Sep. 11; runs Oct. 3-29), A Christmas Story (Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, music and lyrics; Joseph Robinette, book. Rehearsals begin Oct. 19; runs Nov. 14; runs Nov. 16-Dec. 31), The Mousetrap (Agatha Christie, writer; Rehearsals begin Dec. 28; runs Jan. 16, 2018-Feb. 11), The Irish...and How They Got That Way (Frank McCourt, writer; Rusty Magee, original musical arrangements; Rehearsals begin Jan. 11; runs Jan. 25-Mar. 17), "Guys and Dolls" (Frank Loesser, music and lyrics; Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, book; Rehearsals begin Feb. 15; runs Mar. 6-31), Blackbird (David Harrower, writer. Rehearsals begin Mar. 12; runs Apr. 3-22), Million Dollar Quartet (Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott, book. Rehearsals begin Mar. 29; runs Apr. 17-May 20), Red (John Logan, writer. Rehearsals begin Apr. 16; runs May 8-27), and Hunchback of Notre Dame (Alan Menken, music; Stephen Schwartz, lyrics; Peter Parnell, book; Rehearsals begin May 14; runs June 5-July 22). Season runs in Lancaster PA. Pays $799/wk. Equity LORT C Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—Equity Actors/Singers: Males & Females, 18+, for various roles. All roles currently available in all shows. Equity Principal Audition Apr 22 from 10am-6pm (lunch 2pm-3pm) at Fulton Theatre Clubhouse (18 N. Water St., Lancaster PA 17603). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For an audition appointment, Equity members visit www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054aaeab23a6f49-fulton11. AEA members without appointments will be seen as time permits on the day of. Prepare a brief song. Music from any show in the season is fine. All those auditioning for Sleuth, Blackbird, or Red prepare a monologue of no more than two min. Bring picture and resume. 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.

 

'The WORKSHOP' – APR. 24 - Game Rules, LLC is casting The Workshop. Cherie Carter-Scott, writer-lyricist; Synopsis: 12 diverse people attend a personal development workshop because they all want something, and what they discover is way beyond their expectations. Read through and backer's audition on May 29 in NYC. Writer states: "If you are selected you will be recommended for the next level of the project." Seeking—“Ernie” (Supporting): Male, 60-71, strong singing voice, waltz is required; a romantic, kind, and loving retiree; “Karen:” Female, 40+, overweight female from Dallas in her 40s who wants to shed lots of pounds; needs a big voice that she belts out her country western song; she is definitely overweight, not obese; Other Roles. Audition by appointment Apr 24 from 6pm-10pm at Manhattan Theatre Club, New York NY. Request song to rehearse in advance. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

'IT's EASY! The FRIEND STRONG MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 25 - See The Wish/Onstage is casting It's Easy, a family musical with and for kids about the power of friendship, what to do when they witness bullying and how, in every moment, their words and actions can change their futures and the lives of others. Producer states: "The debut of this ensemble musical in 2015 earned 'Outstanding New Musical' and 'Outstanding Ensemble' nominations from the National Youth Arts Awards, and launched the national anti-bullying Be-A-Friend Project! The future is always changing. You can change the future in a moment. Speak up. Reach out. Go find help. Be a friend. If you change one life, you change the whole world. It's in your hands." Rehearsals will run July 30-Sep. 13; show runs Sep. 14-Oct. 8 at the Irvington Town Hall Theater, Irvington NY. All within walking distance from Metro. Each actor will be compensated either $1,000 or $1,500, depending on the part. Seeking—6th Grade Student (Lead): Male or Female, 10-14, 24 girls and boys to play 6th grade classmates. Will cast bully, bystander, victim, upstander archetypes in this ensemble musical. Every role is an important, developed character and will speak, sing, and dance! Kids 10-14 can submit resumes, yet keep in mind we hope for you to look like a 6th Grader, typically 11-12 years old; 20th High School Reunion Attendee (Supporting): Males & Females, 35-45, 15 men and women to play characters attending their 20th high school reunion (27 years from now in the future); all roles are developed characters who will speak, sing, and dance. This is an ensemble musical; “Mr. A” (Lead): Male, 25-33, compassionate, Latino, middle school custodian working his way through grad school; must have acting, singing, dancing experience in musical theater. Seeking talent from Westchester County, New York NY. Submit a current resume, headshot, and vocal audio or video clip. You will be contacted for an audition slot. Minors must include guardian contact info. Seeking all colors, shapes, and sizes. Must have acting, singing, dancing experience in musical theater. Scheduling auditions now for June 11, 25, 26, and 27. Be sure you can commit to the Irvington NY, location before submitting. For submission, visit backstage.com or the theater company.

 

CIRCUS ACT: A NEW MUSICAL ACT 1 READING – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - Media Vista Group is casting a reading for ACT 1 of the new musical called Circus Act, centered around 15-year-old Adela Andrews in 1897 London. Daniel Rosales (14 year old composer), book-music-lyrics; Synopsis: Adela has been sheltered her whole life by her father, who is a ringmaster. She is ridiculed for episodes of hysteria she experiences when put in uncomfortable situations. Adela is put into a freak show by her own father, and the entire public sees her episodes. She learns to accept how she is, and learns to love people along the way with a series of turning events. The gorgeous score soars in this new musical about acceptance and love. Auditions in Miami & Bonita Springs FL. Rehearses Spring for five days in Bonita Springs FL (near Miami); reading runs in Bonita Springs. Must be able to come to Florida. No pay. No participation fees. Will receive TV coverage and stipends may become available. Seeking—“Adela Andrews” (Lead): Female, 13-25, Circus Act's leading lady; a very optimistic girl; must be able to make the audience believe she has hysteria episodes and have a strong voice; belt up to E5; British accent required; “Lawrence Andrews” (Lead): Male, 30-60, the father of Adela; must be able to play a very sinister man who is greedy and selfish; Tenor: B-flat4 British accent required; “Elizabeth Pennington” (Lead): Female, 25-40, mother of Adela; must be super nurturing and lovable, but also make the audience believe she is going through a lot; Soprano up to B-flat5; British accent required; “Adam Bramson” (Lead): Male, 15-25, married but falls in love with Adela; must be very charming and have a strong voice; born in America due to father's work but lives on the outside of London; Baritone/Tenor G4; no British accent; “Violet Agatha Bramson” (Supporting): Female, 15-25, wife of Adam Bramson; very self-centered and spoiled, gets easily jealous; dislikes Adela; must have a very strong voice with a belt up to F-sharp5; British accent required; “Williams Bramson” (Supporting): Male, 40-60, father of Adam Bramson; wealthy man living on the outside of London; must be comical and have a range up to E4; British accent required; “Livia Bramson” (Supporting): Female, 35-60, mother to Adam Bramson; must be very charismatic and be the life of the party; no strong singing is required; British accent required; “Hellen” (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18-30, housekeeper to Lawrence; has been at the house for 15 years and fell in love with him before he was married; must also be in the ensemble as well as play the character; must have a very strong voice with a belt up to C-sharp5, has her own song, British accent required; “Katherine” (Supporting): Female, 25-40, colleague to Lawrence; has her own song ("Success"); must be very straight forward and have a strong belt as well as a very strong head voice; belt up to C-sharp5; head voice up to C6; British accent required; Colleagues (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 20-50, colleagues to Lawrence: Harley, Matthew, Layla, Eleanor, and Douglas; must be charismatic and have strong voices; British accents required; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-40, must have very strong singing voices; will have many solos throughout the musical; in future productions, intense dancing skills will he required; Young “Adela” (Supporting): Female, 4-12, Must be able to realistically play a five and a three year old version of Adela. Must also do a British Accent and be able to cry hysterically onstage; Narrator (Supporting): Male or Female, 18+, Must be very enthusiastic. Will read all stage directions. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit headshot/photo, resume, and age to danielrosales@thedanielrosales.com to be considered and also apply for role her on backstage. Please do both. We will then discuss an appointment. Auditions in Bonita Springs & Miami. At the audition you will sing a 16-32 bar cut of a musical theatre song. Callbacks will then be sent via email and you will be given material from the show. If cast, the script and music will be sent. Any solos you have must be learned (not memorized) prior to first rehearsal and ensemble numbers will be learned at rehearsal. Remember, the development of the musical is early. The reading is aiming for a March-May reading. There will be minimal rehearsal time and the audience will be invited only. If cast, there is no guarantee you will be in future productions. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the group.

 

'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:

'ACROSS The BOARD MADNESS!' – MAR. 27 & APR. 4 - The Actor's Project NYC is casting Across the Board Madness!, a full-length theatrical showcase of music, scenes, monologues, and sketch comedy, all original work by company writers, for The Actor's Project NYC. Producer states: "TAPNYC is a company that assists its members in landing agents/managers 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 in the summer; performs in the fall in NYC. Membership dues are $495/season and include agent/manager coaching, resume workshops, branding-yourself workshops, and entry into The Acting-Career Seminar, where company members meet with a commercial agent, a legit agent, and a talent manager. Seeking—Actors & Singers Seeking Representation Through Showcases: 18+. Group audition by appointment Mar 27 from 4pm-5pm and Apr 4 from 2:30pm-3:30pm at TAPNYC @ Studios 353 (353 W. 48th St.New York NY 10036). In your submission, include an audition date selected from the options; casting personnel will email you an audition confirmation. Add audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com to your contacts to ensure the confirmation lands in your inbox. If you do not receive same-day confirmation, direct-email headshot and resume to audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com. Prepare a one-minute contemporary comedic monologue. Auditions will be done in groups. 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.)."

 

The ACTOR's PROJECT NYC – MAR. 27 & APR. 4 - The Actor's Project NYC is seeking actors & singers. Producer states: "The Actor's Project NYC (TAPNYC) is casting five industry showcases: 'Across the Board Madness,' 'Front & Center Dramedy,' 'Find Your Funny,' 'Beyond Off Broadway,' and 'Laughter is Life.' All five shows are full-length theatrical showcases of music, scenes, monologues, and sketch comedy, all original work by company writers, for The Actor's Project NYC. 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 in winter; performs in spring in NYC. Membership dues are $495 and include agent/manager coaching, resume workshops, branding-yourself workshops, industry showcase, and entry into The Acting-Career Seminar, where company members meet with a commercial agent, a legit agent, and a talent manager. Seeking—Actors & Singers Seeking Representation Through Showcases: 18+. Group audition by appointment Mar 27 from 4pm-6pm and Apr 4 from 2:30pm-3:30pm at TAPNYC @ Studios 353 (353 W. 48th St., New York NY 10036). In your submission, include an audition date selected from the options; casting personnel will email you an audition request. Add audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com to your contacts to ensure the confirmation lands in your inbox. If you do not receive same-day confirmation, direct-email headshot and resume to audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com. Prepare a one-minute contemporary comedic monologue. Auditions will be done in groups. 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.) or TAPNYC-approved monologues at monologuestogo.com."

 

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:

CONCOURS INTERNATIONAL DE CHANT DE MARSEILLE - MAR. 30 f/JUNE 7-10 - Catégories OPERAS/OPERETTES - FINALE June 10 at 8pm at Opéra de Marseille - Registration before Mar. 30 - Informations, rules and registration available on opera.marseille.fr and odeon.marseille.fr

'GOTCHA COVERED!' – APR. 6 – CHICAGO - MCL Chicago is casting Gotcha Covered!, a singing competition. Project description: "Four singers vie for audience votes, singing cover songs with a live band based on a weekly challenge. The audience votes on their favorite two singers of the night, and during the season the votes accumulate for the competitors. One-hit Wonders, Gender Swap, and Diva's Week. The show itself includes an ensemble of musical improvisers who intersperse the evening with audience-based improvised songs." Performs Saturdays in Chicago. Season 3 runs May 13-June 3. Season 4 runs July 8-29. $100 prize for the winner of each season. Seeking—Singers (Supporting): 18+. Audition by appointment Apr 6 in Chicago IL. Sign up at www.tiny.cc/gotchacoveredchicago. Be sure to write in the "comment section" of your sign up, which season dates you are auditioning for. You can say season 3, season 4, or both seasons.

 

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:

'HUNGER' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 28 - Corinne Spencer Studio is casting Hunger, a live performance. Synopsis: The project is an exploration of the feminine, vulnerability, mystery, and desire. The show explores the journey from alienation to self-integration through spoken text, song, and movement. It requires performers comfortable very comfortable with singing, speech, and simple gestural, movement. This is an ongoing, large film and theater project. Director states: "We are interested in developing long-term, collaborative relationships with participating performers as we move through workshop, filming, and finally the full live production." Rehearsals throughout the month of March (five rehearsals min.); performs Mar. 28 at the Bronx Academy of Dance, known as BAAD. Food, drink, photos and video clips provided. Seeking—“Sprout” (Lead): Female, 18+, Ethnically Ambiguous/Mixed Race, warm, expressive, emotive performer with a dynamic voice and movement style. Moving from alienated character to integrated. Seeking talent from Brooklyn, New York, Bronx, Queens NY. A short, written text will be provided at the audition. You will be asked to improvise vocal melody. Be prepared to sing and to speak about your experience with movement and collaboration. Note: Performers must be interested in improvisation and collaborative performance. Performers will gather over the month of March to work with the director to develop their parts. Performers must be comfortable vocalizing in a group, working with harmony, and leading their own singing parts. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the studio.

 

RECORDING ARTISTS, SINGERS, SONGWRITERS – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 29 - AHM Music & Media is seeking vocal talent for song demos for AHM Media. Opportunities ongoing in NYC, L.A., and nationwide. Negotiated upon hire. Seeking—Singers/Singer-Songwriters (Lead): Males & Females, 14-29, pop, R&B, rock, urban, alternative, and country styles; songwriting skills welcome, but not required. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submissions must include links to vocal performances to be considered. Submit MP3s, pictures, and resumes. For more info, visit www.alexhouton.com and www.spotlight87.com.

 

'GODSPELL' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 29 - Curio Productions is casting Godspell, a musical based on "The Book of Mathew" written by Stephen Schwartz and John-Micheal Tebelak. Rehearsals begin Apr. 3 every Monday, Tuesday and Fridays, (Fridays will be music rehearsals, this will go on for eight weeks, with musical rehearsal with the band May. 23-25) in Montgomery NY; runs May 26-27 and June 2-3 in Montgomery NY. No pay. Seeking—“Jesus” (Lead): Male, 10-61; John the Baptist/Judas (Supporting): Male, 10-61; The Disciples (Supporting): Males & Females, 10-60. Seeking talent from Walden, Orange County NY. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Curio.

 

SINGERS TO RECORD In NYC – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 29 - Victoria Shelton, coord. is seeking singers and songwriters to record in New York City recording studios. Project manager states: "We are looking to develop unknown singers to work on their sound, image, and musical path. This is a fantastic opportunity for any artist to bring their original thoughts and voices into fruition. Auditions will be held by well-recognized and influential industry experts." Date(s) TBD in NYC. Fees may be required. Contracts will be made if necessary. Seeking—Singer (Lead): 18-40, must be legal age of 18, or attend with parent if under age. Seeking talent from New York NY. Include any links to music/works you've done in the past. If chosen for an audition, casting personnel ask that you prepare a verse and chorus of a pop song that shows your vocal capability. For submission, visit backstage.com

 

TOTALLY SQUARE RECORDS – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 29 - Totally Square Records is seeking new recording artists to produce albums of all-original music for Totally Square Records. Within the United States, preference for within 100 miles of NYC. Union affiliation unimportant; pay as a share of profits from recording contract. Seeking—Singer/Band (Lead): Males & Females, 17-35. Seeking talent from Newark NJ; New York NY. Be sure to include recordings of you singing; recording quality not as important as your singing quality. For more info, visit totallysquare.com. New York-based record label Totally Square Records (totallysquare.com) seeks extremely talented singers and bands who want to sign a recording contract. Potential recording artists must be highly motivated and hard-working, willing to collaborate with other musicians and industry professionals, and willing to abide by a strict code of public conduct. Totally Square offers a true partnership opportunity for the right artists. Please send recordings, headshots, and brief cover letter/resume. Good luck, and we look forward to hearing from you!

 

BATH SPA UNIVERSITY FILM VOICE OVER – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 30 - Tyler Kerrick Blake Casting is casting a student film. Project description: "A dark satire set around the host of a children’s TV programme, his puppet pals, and what happens when they discuss the theme of the episode - choosing a real job." Records on Apr. 6, in a studio, in Bath, UK. No pay. Seeking—Voice Actor (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, must be competent at working in a studio environment, and be comfortable at controlling a hand puppet and with voice acting. Seeking talent from Bath, England. To apply, submit pix & résumés. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the casting agent.

 

'LOVE FINALLY' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 31 - Way Out Worldwide is casting Love Finally, an original musical short film. Rehearses in April; shoots May-July in NYC. Pays: $100/day. Seeking—“Bradley” (Lead): Male, 22-27, 23-27; fresh-faced musical playwright in New York; falls for Andrew after working together for several months. Must be comfortable with an intimate male-male kiss. Role requires strong vocals and dance ability; “Andrew” (Lead): Male, 28-35, is caught up in a physically abusive relationship when he meets and falls for Bradley. Must be comfortable with an intimate male-male kiss. Must be a strong, versatile dancer who can sing. Must be a strong dramatic actor. Role requires a lyrical jazz solo and being involved in multiple dance numbers. Seeking talent from New York NY. In your submission, specify the role for which you would like to audition. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Way Out Worldwide.

 

WESTERN FUSION SONG RECORDING – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 31 - The Beatroot Road is casting an audio recording. Project description: "This song is part of a pilot for a new fusion project celebrating cultural integration in Canada." Recording session in March, in Vancouver, BC. Some pay. Seeking—Singer (Supporting): Female, 18+, light classical Bollywood style Hindi singer, comfortable singing a stylized version of a Hindi song from a 1950 Bollywood movie over a modern heavy dub beat. Seeking talent from Vancouver, BC. To apply, submit pix, résumés & links to any videos or audio of your previous work. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the production company.

 

'BETTER WORLD VIDS' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 1 - 8.0 Entertainment Group is seeking singers, dancers and actors for Better World Vids, an ongoing web series of music videos that reach out to youth (teens and young adults) with hip, relevant video content inspiring them to find their path to initiate changes and create a better world. Producer states: "The web series and the individual videos will be shown on the internet and submitted to film festivals." Shooting TBD in Hollywood CA. No pay, but copy, credit, and meals provided. Seeking—Lead Singer: Males & Females, 5+, with a variety of vocal styles; Actor (Lead): Males & Females, 4+, We are seeking performers who want to participate in this on-going web series who want to empower audiences with positive content. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Each video will be created around the lead performers chosen for the project. Young talent urged to audition. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact 8.0 Entertainment Group.

 

'I CONTINUE TO DREAM' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 2 - Pinery Films/Nova Concepts is casting voiceover talent for I Continue to Dream, which focuses on the life of a young boy and his evolving relationship with basketball as he grows up. Shoot date(s) TBD in the NYC area. Seeking—Young Boy (Lead): Male, 8-13, to read an excerpt from the Langston Hughes poem "I Continue To Dream." Voiceover role; Teenager (Lead): Male, 12-16, to read an excerpt from the Langston Hughes poem "I Continue To Dream." Voiceover role. Seeking talent from Brooklyn NY.

Langston Hughes “I Continue to Dream”:

I take my dreams and make of them a bronze vase
and a round fountain with a beautiful statue in its center.
And a song with a broken heart and I ask you:
Do you understand my dreams?
Sometimes you say you do,
And sometimes you say you don't.
Either way it doesn't matter.
I continue to dream.

 

NEW MUSICAL – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 3 - I Wrote Dat! Productions is casting a new musical. Performances June 28 and 29. Recording session July 1, in Chicago IL. Some pay. Seeking—Singer (Supporting): Female, 26-45. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the production company.

 

FEMALE POP SINGER – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 4 - Night & Day Productions is seeking female pop singers with the drive and ambition to make it in the music business for a project on iTunes with Night & Day Productions. Company states: "Our company is willing to work with you and develop you in order to reach success in the music business. There is no investment on your part. None at all. Our company will pay for recordings, music videos, and promotion." Dates TBD in Miami FL. This is a profit-sharing deal. Company covers all initial costs, including travel, recording sessions, wardrobe, and all production costs including video. Seeking—Female Pop Singer (Lead): 18-21. Seeking talent from Miami Beach FL. Include your age, height, and phone number, and some info on your musical background and training. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the production company.

 

'MNS' – APRIL 10 DEADLINE - Jenny Tian, music producer is casting MNS, a VR short animated film about a story set in Chinese antiquity myth that takes place on an island. The film will involve musical performances and is now recruiting English-speaking actors competent in both singing and acting as the characters. This animation will only use voice recording, facial tracking, and body motion. No specific requirement on skin colors or appearances. Music Producer states: "[This is film is being] produced and issued globally by a 9-time Oscar-winning Hollywood company." Production in May 2017 (one week of rehearsal & one week of filming) in the Boston MA area. Travel and meals provided. Pay depends on role. Seeking—“Yan” (Lead): Female, 18-25, heroine, 17-25 years old, medium stature. She will give a solo singing performance in the film and needs to be competent in both singing and acting; “Mr. Zhang” (Supporting): Male, 35-45, father of Yan, 35-45 years old; “Xiao Pang” (Supporting): Male, 17-25, boy of heroine’s age, 17-25 years old, slightly overweight; “Hermit” (Supporting): Male, 40-50, elder of the village, male, 40-50 years old; Old Woman (Supporting): Female, 35-45, to play elderly woman; Villager (Supporting): Female, 20-45, three women of different body shapes, 20-45 years old. They will have antiphonal singing and need to have different sounds; Villager (Supporting): Male, 20-45, three men of different body shapes, 20-45 years old. They will have antiphonal singing and need to have different sounds. Seeking talent from: Cambridge MA. Submit your reel and resume via backstage.com by April 10.

'APPALACHIA' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 21 - SVA is casting Appalachia. A short animated thesis film created by two students and the School of Visual Arts. Shoots early April at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. No pay. Travel reimbursement and copy of the film will be provided. Seeking—Radio Broadcaster (Lead): Male, 20-35, a radio voice. Warm and respectful. Appalachian accent; Secretary of State (Lead): Female, 35-60, a strong and official tone. Someone to be respected; Caller (Lead): Male, 50-60, has gruff sounding voice, Appalachia accent. Seeking talent from New York NY. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact school.

 

'WHO AM I: A CHRISTMAS LULLABY' – APR. 22 – RAHWAY - Just Be You Performing Arts Mentoring Organization for Youth is casting a short film and musical performance of, Who Am I: A Christmas Lullaby. Company states: "Just Be You Performing Arts is casting the lead and supporting roles for the film adaptation, as well as the second season of the musical performance, of Who Am I: A Christmas Lullaby. An uplifting original musical stage play, written, produced, and directed by Mahogany Reynolds-Clarke. This musical; about a vivacious group of foster care children, debuted to a full-house in December 2016 at the Union County Performing Arts Center LOFT Theatre. We are coming back for our second season in December 2017. Plus, we will adapt the musical into a short-film this fall. We are looking for talented actors ages 7 to 15 year's old to audition for the lead and supporting roles. We are also seeking strong adult actors for roles in this inspiring musical about hope, faith and the true meaning of Christmas. The debut of Who Am I: A Christmas Lullaby was featured in several media outlets; such as Broadwayworld.com, NJ.com, Mycentralnewjersey.com, tapintorahway.com, and more. Plus, we were featured on News 12 NJ Spotlight New Jersey with Della Crews. The musical is heartwarming and includes original music plus classic Christmas carols. A portion of the show's proceeds was donated to four foster care home families in central New Jersey as a philanthropic gesture by Just Be You Performing Arts. We are looking for actors in New Jersey." Pay to be determined based upon experience and production budget. Meals and/or snacks are served at each rehearsal. There is a catered cast after-party following the performance. Cast members receive professional photographs of their performance on stage. This is a non-union casting. We are looking for actors in New Jersey. Seeking—“Abegail Heart” (Lead): Female, 14-16, Casting lead role of this outspoken young girl who is determined to overcome her circumstances of becoming a foster kid on Christmas Eve. Must have a very strong musical theatre, gospel and R&B driven singing voice. Roles are very age specific; “Cicely” (Supporting): Female, 21-23, Cicely is a kind-hearted college graduate working on her master's degree. She survived the foster care system and serves as a role model to other foster care kids. Must have a strong musical theatre singing voice. Roles are very age specific; “Angel” (Supporting): Female, 7-8, Angel is a sweet little girl who became a foster care child when she was 2. She loves to sing and color. Actor must have a strong musical theatre, gospel and R&B singing voice. Roles are very age specific; “Mathew” (Supporting): Male, 16-18, Mathew is a homeless boy who finds his way to the foster care home. He is struggling with the loss of his parents, but determined to turn his pain into purpose through music. Must have a strong musical theatre, gospel and R&B singing voice. Roles are very age specific; “Andrew” (Supporting): Male, 9-12, Andrew is a spunky foster care kid with big dreams of becoming a super famous rap artist when he grows up. Must have rap skills of some kind. Roles are very age specific; “Emmanuel” (Supporting): Male, 10-13, Emmanuel is a spiritual child and loves to teach others about hope. He believes that any dream is possible. Must have a strong musical theatre singing voice. Roles are very age specific; “Ms. Lillian” (Lead): Female, 40-55, Ms. Lillian is a jovial full of energy and optimism head of the foster care home. She loves taking care of children. Must have a strong musical theatre singing voice. Roles are very age specific; “Mrs. Hamilton” (Supporting): Female, 35-45, Mrs. Hamilton is a giving woman with a strong desire to be a mother. She helps the foster care children realize what Christmas is truly about. Must have a strong musical theatre, gospel and R&B singing voice. Roles are very age specific. Audition by appointment Apr 22 from 11am-1pm in Rahway NJ. Seeking talent from Union, Scotch Plains, Woodbridge Township, Newark, New Brunswick, Matawan NJ. To be considered, select the role you are interested in. Submit a professional cover letter indicating your experience and goals as an actor. If you do not include a cover letter you will not be considered. Also include a resume and/or list of credits. Include a head shot. If you have video footage include a link. A cover letter is required.

 

RITZMAN Inc., MUSIC RECORDING – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 29 - Ritzman Inc. is seeking singers, songwriters, and instrumentalists looking for a publishing, licensing, management, and recording deal for Ritzman Inc.'s 2016-17 roster. Assistant states: "Company's main alliance is with Jingle Punks - music licensing, Fuci Pacific (Asian Territories), Sony - Epic Records, Paramount Pictures, 300 Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Warner Music, Interscope, Lava, Road Runner and Capitol Records. Songwriters and producers have worked with artists including Michael Jackson, Timbaland, Wyclef Jean, Ciara, French Montana, Chris Brown, Jessie Jay, Lil Kim, Maino, Timeflies, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Beyonce, ASAP Rocky, Future, and more." Production projects extend through January 2018. Recording facility and office locations in NYC, Chicago IL, Miami FL, and L.A. Compensation discussed on a contract-by-contract basis. Seeking—Vocalists & Songwriters (Lead): 11-70. Seeking talent from New York NY; Los Angeles CA; Nashville TN; Miami FL. All ages and levels of prior establishment welcome, as levels of talent, dedication, and creativity are most valued. If you are selected for an in-person meeting, arrive prepared to sing approximately a verse & chorus of two pop songs a cappella or with a back-up track, showing your range in your preferred genres of performance. Headshots, resumes, and comp cards welcome. Submit Backstage profile, and any other relevant showcasing media such as photos, video/audio recordings, etc. to be invited to casting. Also include phone number.

 

'LULLABY LEAGUE' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 26 - Some Spider is casting A CAPELLA GROUPS (not individuals) for a fun and entertaining competition project in development, Lullaby League. "Think "American Idol" meets "nanny cam." The goal? Make a baby fall sleep by singing. It would take place in a real house where a mom is putting a baby to sleep. The choir would come into the room and attempt to make the baby fall asleep by singing. As they succeed they would move forward in the competition. Individuals who apply by themselves won't be considered. Please get in touch ONLY if you fit the criteria." Shoot dates are TBD in NYC. Note: Production is NY-based. Pay is TBD. Seeking—Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 13-88; must by NY-based. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit pix and video footage of your group and ages of all members. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Some Spider.

 

WORKING In WEDDING INDUSTRY REALITY SHOW – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 30 - Producer is casting over-the-top personalities working in the wedding industry. You could be a wedding planner, caterer, wedding singer/band, DJ/emcee, dancer -- anything at all. Production dates TBD. Nationwide/Worldwide. Seeking—Lead (Lead): Males & Females, 18+, Vibrant and colorful characters working in the wedding industry. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. If interested, submit with a short paragraph telling us about yourself and why you've always thought you'd be perfect on a reality show. Also include a recent photo, and links to any online presence you might have (videos, press, websites, etc.). For submission, visit backstage.com

 

MAKERS MUSIC – NOTICE EXPIRES JULY 31 - Makers Music is seeking Caucasian male singers ages 13-19 to join a male recording group with a recording deal with Sony Records. Also seeking a solo male singer age 13-21 and a female solo singer age 15-20 for solo recording deals. Studio recordings will be in NYC and L.A. Cash advance provided once a recording contract is signed with Sony Records. Seeking—Male and Female Singers (Lead): 13-20, Cash advance provided once a recording contract is signed with Sony Records. Seeking talent from New York NY. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Makers Music.

 

 

 

 

OPEN MIC NIGHTS/JAM SESSIONS:

NEW YORK CITY LOCATION:

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

 

WASHINGTON DC AREA LOCATIONS:

Open Mic Nights hosted by TOM SAPUTO:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

PROMOTIONS:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

REFERENCE:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

SCHOOLS/SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS:

'FIND YOUR HONESTY: ACTING THROUGH SONG' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 25 - Find Your Honesty: Acting Through Song is seeking participants for private classes with Find Your Honesty: Acting Through Song. Owner states: "Find Your Honesty: Acting Through Song is an acting coaching studio for musical theater. Basically, I work with actors on songs to help them in many respects. The first and main respect is to learn tools that they can apply to their musical theater material to help them connect in a real and honest way so that the words feel like they are theirs. From there, I help with audition cuts and prep, repertoire, and even some guidance on the industry, etc. My overall goal is to help musical theater actors gain control over their material and get some direction and confidence in the way of their goals." Ongoing sessions held at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., 10th fl., NYC). If not in NYC, sessions are offered via Skype or FaceTime. No pay. Introductory session offered at $50. Seeking—Actors & Singers: Males & Females, 10+, performers interested in taking their craft to the next level. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. To schedule an intro session, submit via email or electronically through Backstage. Include a cover letter. For more info and for actor testimonials, visit www.actingthroughsong.org.

 

PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO, VOCAL TEACHER And MUSICAL THEATER TEACHER – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 31 - C. Yi, coord. is seeking a vocal and theater teacher/coach for performing arts studio in the Monmouth County/Shore area NJ. Looking for individual who works well with all ages. Fun, outgoing, professional, team player. Date(s) TBD in the Monmouth County/Jersey Shore area NJ. Seeking—Teacher: Males & Females, 18+, vocal/theater teacher. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit resume and headshot. For submission, visit backstage.com

 

'FIND YOUR HONESTY: ACTING THROUGH SONG, CLASSES' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 1 - Find Your Honesty: Acting Through Song is seeking participants for fall classes with Find Your Honesty: Acting Through Song. Owner states: "Find Your Honesty: Acting Through Song is an acting coaching studio for musical theater. Basically, I work with actors on songs to help them from a connection and acting perspective. We go over simple tools that they can apply to their musical theater material to help them connect in a real and honest way so that the words feel like they are theirs. From there, I help with audition cuts and prep, repertoire, and clarifying their brand. My overall goal is to help musical theater actors gain confidence in their material for the audition room and performance." Ongoing sessions held at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., 10th fl., NYC). If not in NYC, sessions are offered via Skype or FaceTime. No pay. Fee for private sessions is $85/hr., which includes studio time. Group classes are $60. Introductory session offered at $50. Packages with reduced rates are also offered. Seeking—Actors & Singers: Males & Females, 10+. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. To schedule an intro session, submit via email or electronically through Backstage. For more info and for actor testimonials, visit www.actingthroughsong.org.

 

ONE-ON-ONE LESSONS With BROADWAY PRODUCER/CASTING DIRECTOR – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 1 - Ocean Bay Entertainment, Inc. is seeking performers for one-on-one acting, vocal, and career-coaching lessons with Broadway/TV/film producer 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 will be held one-on-one via Skype. No pay. $100+ fee required for Skype lessons. Seeking—Acting & Singing Students (Lead): Males & Females, 10+. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. For consideration, submit a headshot and resume via Backstage or email Casting@JordanScottGilbert.com.

 

'The ART And BUSINESS Of VOICEOVERS' With AMY MARCS And ROY RENZA – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 4 - Star Trax Recording Studio is seeking participants for The Art and Business of Voiceovers, presented by Star Trax Recording Studio. Company states: "Would you like to learn the ins and outs of the voiceover industry in the same studio where 'Family Guy' and 'American Dad' are recorded? What about recording your voice in the same studio countless of celebrities such as Matt Damon, Patrick Stewart, Seth MacFarlane, Snoop Dog, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bob Costas have recorded theirs? Learn tips and techniques for achieving success from the leading industry pros at Star Trax NY, a premiere NYC recording studio. Clients include Discovery Networks, National Geographic Channel, TBS, HGTV, USA Network, NBC, Blockbuster, Honda, Ford, Hershey’s and Heineken. Enrollment is limited to eight students and will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. "This is a unique opportunity to work in a professional recording studio. The class will focus on script breakdown, finding your signature sound, gaining confidence in the booth, and making committed and compelling choices. We will also focus on learning how to self-direct, which is such an important skill to have these days since so many auditions are being done from home. The focus in this class will be on radio and television commercials. We keep the class size small so you will receive lots of individual attention. Understanding that everyone has different strengths and weaknesses, you will be coached individually according to your needs. Your recordings will be sent to you in MP3 format at the end of each session. Your instructors are Roy Renza and Amy Marcs. "Roy Renza is the co-owner of Star Trax and an audio engineer with three decades of voiceover experience directing and producing for commercials, promos, documentary narrations, and movie trailers. "Amy Marcs is an actress, writer, and voiceover talent signed with the Don Buchwald agency. Her voice has been heard on numerous national network television and radio campaigns. A small sample of her work includes spots for Ortho tri Cyclen, Abilify, Johnson and Johnson, Mastercard, Huntington Bank, Topamax, KMart, and IBM. She teaches voiceover and Meisner technique at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts and is also on the faculty of ACTeen. Amy is also currently starring in her critically acclaimed one-woman show 'Nice T!ts.'" Class runs March 6, 13, 27, (no class March 20), and April 3 (Monday eves., 7pm-9pm; four classes total) at Star Trax Recording Studio in NYC. Cost: $375. Payment for the class is required to attend. A $100 advance deposit will be needed to reserve your place. Seeking—Voiceover Class Attendee: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. To sign up, contact Amy Marcs at 917/406-7705 or email amymarcs11@gmail.com. For more info, visit startraxnewyork.com and amymarcs.com.

 

The INTEGRAL WORKSHOP At The FOLSTER STUDIO – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 4 - The Folster Studio is seeking participants for the Integral Workshop. Facilitator states: "The Integral Workshop is a space for actors to learn and refine their craft in a committed, safe, and supportive environment. We utilize exercises, techniques and principles from such varied sources as Eric Morris, Sanford Meisner, Larry Moss, Stella Adler, Harold Guskin, Lee Strasberg, Michael Chekhov, Patsy Rodenburg, and others. Each session focuses on three primary aspects: Instrument, Technique, and Scene/Monologue Study. In this way, The Workshop functions as a creative home for each actor to grow and deepen their understanding of themselves, their technique and how to approach various types of theatrical literature. We explore: Relaxation, Sense Memory and Imagination Workouts, Impulsivity Training, Relationship and Partner Drills, Instrumental Exercises To Break Through Expressive Blocks, Voice and Body Work, Characterization, Action/Intention/Objective Exercises, Emotional Triggers and Release, Improvisation, Script Inquiry, and much more." Workshop runs Mondays (Apr. 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 12-5 p.m.) or Tuesdays (Apr. 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 6-11pm) at the The Producers Club, 358 W. 44th St., NYC. No pay. Workshop fee: $250 for four five-hour sessions. Seeking—Actors: Males & Females, 22-66, advanced beginners to professionals welcome. Seeking talent from New York NY. No audition necessary. Complimentary audit required. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the studio.

 

MUSICAL THEATER MASTER CLASS With VINCENT RODRIGUEZ III – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 8 - Studio C Performing Arts is seeking participants for a two-hour workshop with Vincent Rodriguez III. Coordinator states: "Triple-threat Vincent is in the middle of a breakthrough year, as he stars in the CW’s critically-acclaimed, Golden Globe-winning musical comedy 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.' Rodriguez is a proud graduate of the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Santa Maria CA. Theater credits include 'Xanadu,' 'Irving Berlin’s White Christmas' (original cast and recording), 'Pipe Dream' (Encores cast recording), Disney’s “Hunchback of Notre Dame' (stage debut and studio cast Recording) and David Byrne & Fat Boy Slim's 'Here Lies Love.' 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Season 1 is available on Netflix and Season 2 has already aired after winning two Emmy awards for Best Editing and Best Choreography. "Vincent will teach choreography by the Tony Award-winning choreographer Rob Ashford ('Thoroughly Modern Millie,' 'How To Succeed..,' 'Curtains,' 'Wedding Singer,' 'Evita')." Shoots Apr. 8 (10am-12noon) at Studio C Performing Arts, Westlake Village CA. No pay. Tuition: $60; 10% off for SCPA-enrolled Winter/Spring students. Seeking—Musical Theater Students (Lead): Males & Females, 13+. Seeking talent from Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village CA. To register or to contact the studio, visit www.studiocperformingarts.com.

 

CITIBABES, EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC CLASSES – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 20 - Citibabes, an early childhood center in SoHo is currently seeking musicians to lead and accompany classes. Training starts mid-April. Position begins June 5-Aug. 18 with options to continue for fall 2017 in NYC. Pays: $18-$28/hr., depending on experience. Seeking—Lead Music Teacher: Males & Females, 18+, must be comfortable with very young children (6 mos.-4 years); and preferably have experience with Mommy and Me music classes; able to lead 30-45 minute classes. Performance background extremely helpful. Singers need to have great voices and be able to interact well with children and caregivers. Enthusiasm, energy, and reliability are essential to this position. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit cover letter and resume. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Citibabes.

 

EARLY BIRD MUSIC INSTRUCTOR – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 26 - Bird is seeking a talented Early Bird Music Instructor for our one hour morning music classes in Russian Hill. Ongoing weekly class for little ones. Pays $20/hour guarantee against 50% commission of sales. Classes are currently averaging $40-$50 per hour payment to instructors. Seeking—Early Bird Music Instructor: Males & Females, 24-60, this is a weekly ongoing position; we are seeking a guitarist-vocalist or Uke to sing, jam and dance with babies on a weekly basis; this could be great extra money for the right talented and motivated person. Seeking talent from San Francisco CA. This could be some good extra money for the right motivated person. For submission, visit backstage.com

 

MUSIC ACADEMY INTERNATIONAL: MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE STUDIO – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 1 - Music Academy International is a professional-level training and performance program which provides a rare opportunity for talented young singers, actors, and dancers to train and perform in Europe with leading Broadway professionals. The four-week program is designed for college students that are preparing to transition into the professional theatre world of musical theatre performance. Current high school juniors and seniors who are looking for intensive training are also encouraged to submit. This summer, we are casting productions of Godspell and Chicago, as well as a stage revue. Rehearses/Performs July 2- July 29, 2017 in Mezzano, ITALY. Tuition: Tuition for the 2017 Musical Theatre Studio is $2,895. Housing: Housing in shared apartments is provided at no additional charge. Travel: MAI provides a free shuttle bus that will run from Marco Polo Airport (VCE) directly to Mezzano/Fiera on July 2, departing at 4:30pm. A return shuttle will be provided on July 29, departing Mezzano for VCE at 7am. We encourage everyone that wishes to take the shuttle to plan their arrival and departure flights accordingly. Seeking—Summer Participants: Males & Females, 17-26, All roles in Chicago and Godspell are open, as well as spots in the festival's stage revue. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Include a headshot and resume. We also would like to see two short selections (32 bars or more) of songs in varying styles, and a monologue and/or dance reel if you have one available. Submit via Backstage.com

 

SING For AMERICA SUMMER THEATER INTENSIVE, 'MADAGASCAR LIVE!' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 14 - Sing for America Productions is seeking participants for Sing for America's Summer Theater Intensive, featuring full production of the musical, Madagascar Live! Seeking Gloria the Hippo, Marty the Zebra, Alex the Lion, Melman the Giraffe, and Penguins. The Intensive runs June 18-July 16 in Bethlehem PA. No pay. Fees required; price per student: $4,680. Director states: "If you are cast, the cost of the intensive covers daily instruction, deluxe accommodations, and three meals per day, as well as fun group outings." Seeking—Various Roles: Males & Females, 13-19. Seeking talent from Easton PA; New York NY; Philadelphia PA. Read attached brochure before submitting. You must include a video audition with your submission. You may upload it to YouTube or email directly to singforamerica@hotmail.com. You must also include completed application. Call 610/417-2289 with questions.

 

TEENS, 'MADAGASCAR LIVE!' SUMMER INTENSIVE – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 1 - Sing for America Presents is casting Madagascar LIVE! Company states: "Are you looking for professional training so you can be the next Broadway star? Are you looking for a prestigious program with elite performers to help you reach your fullest potential? Are you looking for a unique innovative experience to give you the summer of a lifetime? Sing for America Presents has exactly what you're looking for...'The Ultimate Musical Theatre Experience.'" Please read attached brochure before applying. Intensive begins June 18; runs July 6-16. No pay. Room and Board included in Tuition. Seeking—Alex, the Lion (Lead): Male, 13+; Marty the Zebra (Lead): Male, 13+; Melman the Giraffe (Supporting): Male, 13+; Gloria the Hippo (Supporting): Female, 13+; Penguins (Supporting): Male, 13+; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 13+. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Prepare a short introduction including name, age, experience, special skills, why you should be chosen for our 2017 program, and any other information you think we may find valuable; musical theatre song in your strongest style. We will accept live accompaniment, background track, or a cappella; 1-2 minute contemporary monologue (your choice of dramatic or comedic); 1-2 minute dance piece in your strongest style. Use the best quality video and audio recording devices possible. The performance should be recorded as if you are at a “live” audition. Performance videos will not be accepted. Create your video and post as unlisted to YouTube. Paste the link in the designated space on the application form. Please title the video: Sing for America Summer 2017 Audition: Your Name. For more info, visit www.SingforAmerica.com.

 

BROADWAY SUMMER INTENSIVE SERIES w/BROADWAY ACTORS, CASTING DIRECTORS And MORE! – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 16 - Cleveland Musical Theatre is seeking participants for Cleveland Musical Theatre's Broadway Intensive Series. Education Director starts: "Students explore the realities of pursuing a professional career in musical theatre with Broadway performers, Tony Award winners, casting directors, agents, and more! Recent and upcoming guest artists include Adam Pascal (Tony Nominee for RENT), Alice Ripley (Tony Winner for Next to Normal), Thayne Jasperson (Hamilton), Patina Miller (Tony Winner for Pippin), Nick Blaemire (Dogfight), Natalie Weiss (Breaking Down The Riffs), Alice Ripley (Tony Winner for Next to Normal) Jamibeth Margolis (Broadway Casting Director), Shoshana Bean (Wicked), Morgan James (Godspell), Chris Silveri (Talent Manager), Martín Céspedes (Resident Choreographer at CMT), Justin Huff (Telsey + Co), and more." "Our summer musical theatre intensive series is designed to provide unparalleled educational opportunities for the rising professional actor. Each weekend intensive focuses on a different aspect of musical theatre, audition prep, business of theatre and dance + movement. This program gives students flexibility to work professionally and continue to train in their area(s) of choice. Students have the option to attend all three intensives as a series or individually pick their intensives of interest." Masterclass: May 1, 2017; Audition Prep Intensive: June 23-25; Business of Theatre Intensive: July 14-16; Dance + Movement Intensive: Aug. 4-6. Cleveland Musical Theatre is located at Tri-C Metro in Downtown Cleveland. Programs are open to out-of-town students and discounted housing options are available. Tuition ranges from $125-$1,095 depending on the intensive(s). Seeking—Musical Theatre Performers: 13+. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. To apply, please click the following link: http://bit.ly/2mit1dP.

 

BUSINESS Of THEATRE INTENSIVE With CASTING DIRECTOR & TALENT MANAGER – NOTICE EXPIRES JULY 7 - Cleveland Musical Theatre is seeking participants for the Cleveland Musical Theatre's summer musical theatre intensive series is designed to provide unparalleled educational opportunities for the rising professional actor. Spanning over three months, each weekend intensive focuses on a different aspect of musical theatre, including business of theatre, audition prep, and dance + movement. This program gives students flexibility to work professionally and continue to train in their area(s) of choice. Students have the option to attend all three intensives as a series or individually pick their intensives of interest. Work with actual Broadway casting directors and agents to learn the ins and outs of the industry. In Audition Technique, Business for Actors and Marketing Yourself, you'll learn everything there is to know about the real world of auditioning, including headshots/resumes, finding an agent/manager, what to wear in an audition, how to market yourself in the audition room, self-tape auditions, how to impress the casting director, and so much more. On the final day, students will audition for a panel of artistic directors from major regional theatres and receive personalized feedback. Intensive runs July 14 (6pm-10pm), July 15 (10am-6:30pm), and July 16 (10am-8:30pm) at the Cleveland Musical Theatre at Tri-C Metro Campus (2900 Community College Ave, Cleveland OH 44115). $445 (individual intensive) fee required; $985 (full summer intensive series including audition prep intensive, business for theatre intensive, and dance intensive) fee required. Tuition rates vary based on your choice of programming. After Apr. 19, full series tuition increases to $1,085 and individual weekend tuition increases to $495. Discounted housing available for out-of-town students. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. For consideration, fill out the short and free application here: www.clevelandmusicaltheatre.com/apply-for-broadway-series. Submissions deadline for full summer series and audition prep is May 23.

 

PCI's BROADWAY BIZ CAMP 2017 – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 18 - Procida Creative International is seeking musical theater performers for Broadway Biz Camp NYC, to include The Business of Being on Broadway and How to Make it Happen. Owner states: "Spend four amazing days in New York City working with some of Broadway's biggest stars (and nicest people). Classes are limited to 12 students to ensure one-on-one attention. Day One: Work with Brooke Procida on two 16-bar audition pieces or a monologue, as well as a group number. Day Two: Work on performance and vocal technique with a Broadway actor from a hit musical. Day Three: Kick your heels up and learn a combination from an amazing Broadway dancer/choreographer. Day Four: Meet with a current top casting director and receive feedback after a mock Broadway audition. We will also focus on acting for stage through scene work, monologue work, as well as improv, and participants will have the option to choose two 16-32-bar song cuts or a song cut and a monologue for their mock audition. Guests from 2016 include Lindsay Mendez ('Wicked') and Voltaire Wade Greene ('Hamilton')." Workshop July 24-27 for Session One and/or Aug. 21-24 for Session Two. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10am-2pm; Wed. is a longer day from 10am-8pm, as we will train and then break for a matinee (optional) and return at 6pm. for casting mentor and mock audition. All classes held at a professional studio space (either Pearl Studios or Ripley-Grier Studios) in Midtown NYC. Fee: $750 for four-day session. Early bird special/Backstage discount of 10% off for returning campers, Backstage clients, and current PCI performers if registered by Feb. 15: $675. Fee for both sessions: $1,200. Wednesday lunch and matinee not included. Seeking—Musical Theater Performers: Males & Females, 10-25. Seeking talent from New York NY. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Procida Creative International.

 

GOTTA SING NYC SINGING STUDIO – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 1 - Shepard & Jourdan is seeking participants for their wonderful and supportive singing and performing workshop with Billy Shepard and Judi Jourdan. Coordinator states: "NYC singing lessons are available now private lessons, stage performance, gain confidence, audition, and show preparation, vocal & breathing techniques and sign up for a master singing workshop. Billy Shepard and his wife Judi Jourdan have discovered and showcased thousands of singers over the last 25 years in their GottaSingNYC Showcases and have started numerous careers! Many of the students and artists they have showcased have appeared Broadway, Off-Broadway, Commercials, Films and Television, including “The Voice”, “American Idol” and “America’s Got Talent.” Because of Billy Shepard & Judi Jourdan's vast experience as both singers, producers and managers, they offer unique singing lessons and workshops. Billy Shepard & Judi Jourdan were recently featured in The New York Times." Objectives of the workshop are to gain confidence, develop breathing techniques for a singer, develop vocal range, develop voice, and develop vocal technique. ONGOING ENROLLMENT $125 for FOUR sessions! Wednesday Evenings from 6:30pm-9pm. Limited number of singers per session. **UPPER WEST SIDE LOCATION** Judi Jourdan is now teaching a Master Class For Singers Of All Styles, All Ages and All Levels! Judi Jourdan Shepard, Producer, Director and Instructor. Billy Jud Shepard & Jourdan’s “Seventy-Five Yards Off Broadway Players” From Rock to Opera! We welcome singers and songwriters! ALL AGES! ALL STYLES ALL LEVELS! This most exciting workshop will be the most supportive, uplifting experience involving everything that is necessary for singing and stage performance.

• There will be emphasis on mic technique and connecting lyrics with purity and true emotion.
• You will receive guidance on building your own repertoire for preparation of your own act to be performed at a top cabaret in NYC!
• As a member of this workshop you will also be part of the “Seventy-Five Yards Off Broadway Players” ~ our own theater company! We will prepare and perform our own Musical Reviews and Plays in which all students will perform!
The workshop will meet evenings from 6:30 -9:00 p.m., once a week. Each session is for four weeks. Consecutive sessions are available. No make-up classes are allowed! Just Don’t Dream, Let This Be Your Destiny! Visit www.gottasingnyc.com
Call Judi Jourdan at 212/874-7956 for further information. We look forward to hearing from you! Seeking—Singers: 9+. Seeking talent from New York NY. For a free telephone consultation and interview call 212/874-7956 or email info@gottasingnyc.com. For more info, visit www.gottasingnyc.com.

 

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC OPERA THEATER - Exciting opera happens here. For degree information, contact Office of Admissions and Financial Aid (120 Claremont Avenue, New York NY 10027, call 917/493-4436 or email admission@msmnyc.edu

 

 

 

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