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Updated: Apr. 26

 

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:

PRINCE TRIBUTE BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 24 - A Prince tribute band based in Denver, "currently in the purple incubator getting our show fine-tuned for confirmed gigs starting this spring" seeks a vocalist. Band states: "Our set list spans a wide range of Prince's catalog, and in the spirit of Prince's longtime touring lineups we are looking for a female singer to finalize the lineup." Rehearses weekly in Denver CO. Confirmed shows in Spring/Summer, working to book further. Shows are paid depending on type. Unpaid rehearsals. Seeking—Female Singer: 20-40, Backup vocals and featured lead vocals. What we are Must be reliable and professional; have confidence but no ego; should be able to learn parts from recordings, have the ability to work with click track and/or band members following one; must be able to use in-ear monitors. Keyboard/Instrumental ability is a plus (see our other ad for an additional keyboardist). Seeking talent from Denver CO. For submission, visit backstage.com

 

'FROM L.A. To The GREAT WHITE WAY' CABARET – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 26 - A Class Act NY is seeking actors ages 7-20 to perform individual and group numbers in From L.A. to the Great White Way, a charitable cabaret at the historic Triad in NYC hosted by celebrity child actors and directed by Broadway’s Ashley Kate Adams ("La Cage aux Folles"). Artistic director states: "Each performer will be cast in a solo or duet performance and will be performing in two full cast group numbers. All performers will train with Broadway Director Ashley Kate Adams and our music director in private or small group rehearsals. A portion of the door proceeds will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities." Rehearsals will be arranged based on talent and director schedules at 200 W. 60th St., NYC. Performance is June 12 (call time 4pm; show time 7pm) at The Triad, 158 W. 72nd St., NYC. No pay. Auditions and rehearsals are free. Each participant will be responsible for selling three $50 tickets to their performance. Seeking—Cabaret Performer (Lead): 7-20. Seeking talent from New York NY. Audition requirements: Sing 32 bars, a cappella, of an uptempo musical theater song from a musical that’s based on a movie. For submission/appointment, visit backstage.com or contact a Class Act NY.

 

SINGER For POP/URBAN GIRL BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 26 - Bolabo Records is seeking a female singer (16-24 years of age) for a new Pop/Urban Girl Band backed by a major British record/publishing company. Rehearses and records in Los Angeles CA. Pay TBD. Seeking—Singer (Lead): Female, 14-25, 16-24 years of age required for a new pop/urban girl band; style/influences: Charlie XCX, The Weekend, En Vogue, Aaliyah; this project is backed by a major British record/publishing company; should be able to sing lead and background, dance, and perform; must have a great vocal ability as well as having the capacity to learn and execute harmonies; all ethnicities are welcome to apply. Apply with singing showreel, Soundcloud or YouTube links and current photo/headshot. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Apply with singing showreel, Soundcloud or YouTube links and current photo/headshot. The successful applicant will initially be required to attend studio sessions and meetings in a professional recording studio in Central Los Angeles, involving up to six or seven days of recording spanning a period several weeks. Style/influences: Charlie XCX, The Weekend, En Vogue, Aaliyah. Should be able to sing lead and background, dance, and perform. Must have a great vocal ability as well as having the capacity to learn and execute harmonies. All ethnicities are welcome to apply. Apply with singing showreel, Soundcloud or YouTube links and current photo and headshot. Auditions will be held in Central Los Angeles area, all minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the record company.

 

CODE BLEU – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 27 - Skyline Orchestras is seeking a male singer for Code Bleu, a wedding band. Dates vary, mainly on Long Island and in the Tri-State area. Coordinator states: "80 plus jobs per year, every year." Pays: $450 per gig. Seeking—Male Singer (Lead): 28-40, 1st tenor; must sing all styles from Bruno Mars, Rascal Flatts, Justin Timberlake, Sting, Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi, various country artists etc. Must be youthful, look sharp, have a great attitude, great stage presence, energy, and be able to learn songs quickly and accurately. Must have car as gigs are all over the place. Seeking someone who is hyper responsible and easygoing. 1 to 2 showcases per month are part of the job. Seeking talent from Great River, New York NY. Submit your YouTube links, pictures, mp3s or whatever you have and your background. Email submissions to sean@skylineorchestras.com.

 

'MUSIC With A MESSAGE' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 28 - Renaissance Youth Center is seeking instrumentalists, rappers, poets, singers, and dancers to perform in the NYC area with music, spoken word, dance, and other talent this summer. The chosen participants will perform in approximately 100 shows throughout the Tri-state area. Date(s) TBD at 3485 Third Avenue, Bronx, NY. Seeking—Singer (Chorus/Ensemble): 6-21. Seeking talent from Bronx NY. Instruments will be provided at auditions. You can bring your own instrument if desired. Prepare two thirty-second pieces for the audition. One piece should have a quick tempo and be upbeat. The second piece should be slow tempo and relaxed. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the center.

 

EVOC A CAPELLA VOCAL BAND For HOTEL RESORT REVUES – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 29 - Five Stars Entertainment is casting “EVOC," an a capella vocal band, that performs year round in various hotel/resorts in the USA, the Caribbean and Mexico and is currently going to Hawaii. More locations becoming available. Project Description: Music type is everything from oldies to classic rock to Billboard's Top Ten. (No musical theater songs for our audiences). Rehearsals: beginning April-May in Las Vegas NV. Relocation to five-star hotels (currently going to Hawaii). Shows are currently running. Pays $600/week plus housing and transportation when out of Las Vegas. No rehearsal pay in Las Vegas but advances against contract may be available on a case by case basis. Six months contracts with option. Seeking—A Capella Vocalists: Real Bass, Baritone, Tenor & Alto (Lead): Males & Females, 21-40; All must do harmony and handle solos and not be afraid to talk to the audience. Music type: everything from oldies to classic rock to billboard top ten. (No musical theater for our audiences). Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. To apply, submit pix, résumés & reels. Submit two songs sung a capella or to tracks: 1) 16 bars rock ballad, and 2) 16 bars with a driving dance beat. (no musical theatre). Auditions by invitation only. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the entertainment company.

 

CLASSIC ROCK REVUE In HAWAII – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 30 - D&D Entertainment, Five Stars Entertainment is casting a four or five-person musical revue (title TBD). Project description: "A classic rock musical revue in the style of Pentatonix." Rehearsals will be in Las Vegas NV; transportation and lodging provided. Performances will run six months (dates TBD), in HI. Pays $600/wk for a six-month contract in Oahu HI. Rehearsal pay negotiable, includes transportation to Las Vegas, and lodging. Local Hawaiian Singers: 21-35, seeking four local Hawaiian male singers to sing in classic rock musical revue to run in Oahu HI, bass, tenor, baritone, lead (in the Pentatonix style), accepting submissions for one female singer as well (must also be of Hawaiian ethnicity and live in HI), lodging will not be provided for gig - only for rehearsals in Las Vegas. Seeking talent from Honolulu County HI. Auditions by invitation only. To apply, submit pix, résumés & reels via backstage.com or contact the entertainment company. Submit two songs sung a cappella or to tracks: one should be 16 bars of a rock ballad, and the other should be 16 bars with a driving dance beat. No musical theatre selections.

 

'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.

 

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.

 

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

 

'ANTHROPOMORPHIC' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 1 - Puppetry Arts is casting Anthropomorphic, a Bunraku and Shadow Puppetry Workshop performance part of Piccolo Spoleto in Charleston SC. Rehearses May 7-June 9; runs May 26-June 11 in Charleston SC. Performances of Tuffy Tiger are paid per show at $75. Performance of Anthropomorphic Workshop is paid $150 for the June 10 show. Seeking—“Wesley” (Lead): Male, 18+, strong male vocalist; located in Charleston area or can travel there for rehearsals/performance; must hit a High A; “Cricket” (Lead): Male, 18+, strong male vocal tenor; must live in Charleston area or travel for rehearsals/performance; “Moth” (Lead): Female, 18+, strong female soprano; if possible, with some gospel flare but not required; must live in Charleston area or travel for rehearsals/performance. Seeking talent from Charleston SC. Submit headshots/resumes via backstage.com or contact Puppetry Arts. Auditions via Skype and/or in person May 6.

 

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.

 

'CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR STARRING The RADIO CITY ROCKETTES' – MAY 1 & 2 - Radio City Productions is looking for a diverse cast of Rockettes, male and female dancers, male and female vocalists, little people performers, and girls (Claras) to perform in the 2017 production of The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes in New York City. Contract dates range from late Sep./early Oct. to early Jan. depending on the role in which role you are cast. Production rehearses/performs in NYC. If cast, performers will be offered an American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA) contract with competitive salary and benefits. No travel, housing, or per diem is provided. Seeking—Vocalists: Males & Females, 18+, strong singers for a diverse ensemble vocal group. Must have great voice and style with a wide vocal range, be proficient at singing close harmony and able to move well. Bring Sheet music for an uptempo song and a ballad in your own key that best exemplifies your natural style. No hard-edged rock and nothing too legit, but solid, clean, expressive singing in the traditional style of the Christmas Spectacular. Clean pitch/accuracy, sight-singing skills, ability to learn very quickly, and lyric clarity a must. No recorded music is allowed. Be prepared to move. Open Casting Calls May 1 at 10am for female vocalists and May 2 at 10am male vocalists at Radio City Music Hall (W. 50th St., btw. 5th & 6th Aves., New York NY). Vocalist callbacks by appointment May 3. For more info, visit www.radiocityauditions.com. Check the website before attending auditions. Radio City accepts no liability as a result of schedule changes.

The CRANKY CABARET – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 5 - Cranky Cabaret is seeking singers for the mid-May cast of The Cranky Cabaret, a demented, fun-filled revue packed with delightfully naughty, angry, edgy songs. All styles of music welcomed, as long as it fits with the "cranky" theme. Rehearses May 5; performs May 13 & 14 in Manhattan. Pay depends on ticket sales. The Cranky Cabaret is not a pay-to-sing. Seeking—Strong Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Besides a headshot and resume, submit vocal demo tracks or video links. Also, include any cranky song ideas you have that you think you might like to sing. Be as innovative or unconventional as you like. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the cabaret.

 

FEMALE SINGER-COLLABORATOR – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 5 - BinX Music is seeking an awesome female singer to collaborate with a professional singer-songwriter/artist and create a serious duo project. Singer-songwriter states: "Current solo material. Really looking for the right fit, so please only apply if you feel we would be a good match!" Ongoing rehearsal schedule regular and flexible in the San Francisco Bay Area CA. Singer-songwriter states: "We will seek out paid gigs and we will get them." Seeking—Awesome Female Singer (Lead): 21-43, Singer-songwriter states: "We will seek out paid gigs and we will get them." Seeking talent from Sunnyvale, San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Berkeley, Santa Cruz CA. Reply with your desires and intentions. A video of you singing is a plus. Link to video: https://www.facebook.com/ThatBinX/.

 

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.

 

OCTAVIA's, VARIETY SHOW – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 18 - Lamodemain is seeking all artists, poets, singers, rappers, instrumentalists of all types, comedians, actors, etc. for Octavia's, an eatery that has "live" nights. Party promotion states: "We like to showcase up-and-coming talent. It's a variety show so whatever talent you want to showcase, come showcase it." Date(s) TBD at Octavia's (216 Malcolm X Blvd., Brooklyn NY). Negotiable. Seeking—Talent: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York, Brooklyn NY. Auditions on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Submit electronically to set up an audition. Come have fun. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Lamodemain.

 

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:

'FROZEN - LIVE At The HYPERION' – APR. 24 – NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Disney Parks Talent Casting is seeking male vocalists to perform in our new Broadway-caliber, theatrical production Frozen - Live at the Hyperion based on the feature film "Frozen." Contracts run at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, CA. Entertainers for this show are covered under the terms and conditions of a collective bargaining agreement with the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA). EOE. Seeking—“Hans:” Male, 18+, handsome prince from a neighboring kingdom; debonair, charming, possible dark undertones; 5’11”+. Vocal Range: baritone/tenor; “Kristoff:” Male, 18+, ice harvester; rugged blue-collar type; a little rough around the edges, yet endearingly awkward; not your typical Disney hero; protector and loyal; 6’0”+; vocal range: baritone; “Olaf:” Male, 18+, a snowman created by Elsa's magic; kind-hearted with a childlike innocence and honesty that makes him say the painfully obvious with positive gusto; 100% honest, 100% sincere. Strong dancer, a plus. Vocal Range: Tenor; must have a high “A” full voice; Grand Pabbie/Bishop/Chorus: Male, 18+, wise and all-knowing troll/Officiates Coronation, Solemn and Formal. Warm and gracious. A confident mover. Vocal Range: baritone/bass; King/Chorus: Male, 18+, father of Anna and Elsa. Serious with gravitas. A confident mover. Vocal Range: baritone; Kai/Chorus: Male, 18+, loyal castle servant; very formal butler; one of the few people Anna has contact with once the castle is locked up. Strong dancer a plus. Vocal Range: baritone; Sven/Chorus: Male, 18+, the loyal reindeer; 5’10”-6’1”; puppetry skills a plus. Must be a strong dancer. Vocal Range: tenor; Royal Guard/Thug/Chorus: Male, 18+, Royal Guard/bodyguard hired by the scheming Duke of Weselton to protect and serve him at all costs. 6’0”+ with athletic build. Must be a strong mover. Vocal Range: bass; Oaken/Royal Guard/Thug/Chorus: 18+, heavy Norwegian accent; a big guy, good-natured and helpful, don’t cross him/Royal Guard/bodyguard hired by the scheming Duke of Weselton to protect and serve him at all costs. 6’0”+ with athletic build. Must be a strong dancer. Vocal Range: baritone/bass; Duke of Weselton/Chorus: Male, 18+, arrogant and meddlesome; as Arendelle's closest trade partner, he hopes to exploit the kingdom for its riches. Hilarious and vain. Great comic timing. A strong dancer a plus. Vocal Range: tenor; Male Chorus: 18+, all types; all vocal ranges: bass, baritone and tenor. Open Casting Call Apr 24 at 10am for male singers (sign-in 9:30am) at Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio (6514 Lankershim Rd., N. Hollywood CA 91606). Come prepared with two contrasting 16 bars of appropriate material for the role and show. Bring sheet music in your key, an accompanist will be provided. You may sing from the show. Be prepared for a possible movement evaluation. Create a Disney Auditions profile (at https://profile.disneyauditions.com/people/sign_up) prior to attending the audition. Note: Must be 18+. Especially seeking performers with a diverse look for all roles listed below. Seeking to identify candidates for future replacements. Callbacks Apr. 28.

 

'FROZEN - LIVE At The HYPERION' – APR. 25 – NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Disney Parks Talent Casting is seeking female vocalists to perform in our new Broadway-caliber, theatrical production Frozen - Live at the Hyperion based on the feature film "Frozen." Contracts run at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim CA. Entertainers for this show are covered under the terms and conditions of a collective bargaining agreement with the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA). EOE. Seeking—“Elsa:” Female, 18+, princess who becomes Queen; fearfully plagued by powers she hasn't yet learned to control; lives a life of isolation separated from society and those she loves, including her sister; vocal range: mezzo soprano; mix/belt; “Anna:” Female, 18+, Elsa's younger sister; persistent, daring and highly optimistic; at times reacts impulsively; vocal range: soprano; mix/belt; Young “Anna:” Female, 18+, small adult to play Anna as a child as seen in the beginning of the feature film. Giddy, lively and adorable. Must be a strong mover. 5’1” and under; vocal range: soprano 1; Bulda/Queen/Chorus: Female, 18+, motherly and sassy troll/Mother of Anna and Elsa. A confident mover. Vocal Range: alto; belt; Young Elsa/Chorus: Female, 18+, small adult to play Elsa as a child as seen in the beginning of the feature film. Sweet and fun loving, and kind older sister. 5’1” and under. Vocal Range: soprano 2/alto; Gerda/Chorus: Female, 18+, loyal castle servant; warm but formal; one of the few people Anna has contact with once the castle is locked up. A confident mover. Vocal Range: mezzo soprano/alto; Female Chorus: 18+, all types; all vocal ranges: Soprano 1 (legit; but should be able to sing pop style), Mezzo Soprano, Soprano, Alto. Open Casting Call Apr 25 at 10am (sign-in 9:30am) at Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio (6514 Lankershim Rd., N. Hollywood CA 91606). Come prepared with two contrasting 16 bars of appropriate material for the role and show. Bring sheet music in your key, an accompanist will be provided. You may sing from the show. Be prepared for a possible movement evaluation. Create a Disney Auditions profile (at https://profile.disneyauditions.com/people/sign_up)prior to attending the audition. Note: Must be 18+. Currently seeking to identify candidates for future replacements. Callbacks Apr. 28.

 

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.

 

'The SILK CRANE' – APR. 26 – LOS ANGELES - Princess Cruises Lines is currently seeking singers and dancers for their third show in collaboration with Stephen Schwartz, composer of "Wicked," "Pippin," and "Godspell." Created and directed by John Tartaglia, The Silk Crane is a remarkable tale of adventure, romance, and enchantment that features familiar music and brings together some of Broadway’s best creatives to transport audiences on board. Told entirely through music, dance, puppetry, and visuals, acclaimed puppeteer, actor, comedian, and director John Tartaglia brings a contemporary spin to a classic Asian folktale exclusively for Princess Cruises. Rehearsals begin July 10 in L.A. Onboard start date: Sep. 9. Professional compensation provided, including rehearsal pay, plus food and accommodations. The producers are seeking both union and nonunion performers for this production, but no union contract is currently planned. Union performers should check with their union before accepting any work. Seeking—Female Vocalist #1: 20-35, Specifically seeking Asian, Latino, and African American vocalists but open to all ethnicities. Storyteller #1, who takes on the role of Lan in the fable. She is a beautiful, selfless young woman with a secret to protect. Seeking a beautiful ingénue who can handle all styles of music from pop to rock to opera. Women should have a full rock belt up to at least a C above middle C and a strong legit soprano up to a minimum of a High G (G5). Must be a great actress, move well and excel at harmonies; Female Vocalist #2: 30-45, Storyteller # 2, who takes on the role of the Old Woman in the fable. A woman who longs to have a child of her own and is not afraid to stand up for what she believes in. Seeking an excellent vocalist with great acting ability who then can handle all styles of music from pop to rock to opera. Specifically interested in women with a full rock belt up to at least a C above middle C and a strong legit soprano up to a minimum of a High G (G5). Must move well and excel at harmonies; Male Vocalist #1: 20-35, Specifically seeking Asian, Latino, and African American vocalists but open to all ethnicities. Storyteller #3 who takes on the dual roles of narrator and then Lan’s love interest Jie. Handsome and athletic, he is captivated from his first moment seeing Lan. Seeking a strong pop tenor with sustained A naturals (A4) who can sing all styles of music from pop to rock to opera. Must be a great actor, move well and excel at harmonies; Male Vocalist #2: 30-45, Storyteller #4 who takes on the Old Man in the fable. Devoted husband whose heart may start in the right place, but can get led astray by the idea of success. Seeking a strong pop tenor with sustained A naturals (A4) who can sing all styles of music from pop to rock to opera. Must be a great actor, move well and excel at harmonies. Audition by appointment Apr 26 at 10am in Los Angeles CA. To obtain an appointment, email a picture, resume, and a showreel (if available) to casting@princesscruises.com with “LA–Silk Crane Singer” or “LA-Silk Crane Dancer” in the subject line. If you are unable to attend, submit materials including video show reels to casting@princesscruises.com for future consideration.

 

CELEBRITY CRUISES – APR. 26 & 27 - Celebrity Cruises Productions is seeking performers for their 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 are 6-8 months in length, beginning as early as May 2017 (and as late as August/September 2017). Lead Vocalists: $1,000/wk. min. Dancers who Sing/Singers who Dance: $600-$800/wk. min. Open Casting Calls Apr 26 from 10am-5pm (women sign-in 9:30am; men sign-in 1:30pm) and Apr 27, 2017: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM for female dancers who sing (sign-in 9:30am) & 2pm-5pm for male dancers who sing (sign-in 1:30pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., New York NY 10018). Seeking union & nonunion performers. Female roles require height of 5’3”-5'9". Male roles require height of 5’8”-6'1". Athletic build and strong movement a must. Men should be comfortable shirtless. See roles for more detailed breakdowns. Seeking all ethnicities. Callbacks Apr. 28. Dancers should bring repertoire books with you to the audition should you be requested to come back and sing later the same day.

 

HOLIDAY WORLD – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 29 - Matt Davenport Productions is casting a lead male country singer in a band-style country show at Holiday World. Seeking someone with an authentic, classic country sound who can also take on the current pop country style of today. Rehearsals begin in May 6; production runs through Aug. 14 in Santa Claus IN. Pays: $505-$520/wk. Seeking—Male Country Singer (Lead): 18+. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submissions only to auditions@mattdavenportproductions.com. Include video or audio clips.

ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE LINE PRODUCTIONS – APR. 29 – LAS VEGAS - Royal Caribbean is casting shows for its cruise line. For cruise ship contracts with worldwide itineraries. Professional pay. Seeking—Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18-40, professional, seasoned, and versatile singers ages 18-40 with vocal styles that include: pop/rock, R&B, contemporary musical theatre/Broadway, and jazz, strong acting ability and foreign languages are a plus: Ladies - vocal range between G3-C6, with a strong, controlled belt/mix up to an F5; Males - vocal range between A2-A4, and must be able to sustain upper notes, some roles require a strong falsetto up to an F5. Open Casting Call Apr 29 at 1pm for singers at The Rock Center for Dance (8210 S Maryland Pkwy, 12th fl., Las Vegas NV 89123). Prior the auditions, singers should print out and prepare the required audition materials available online at www.royalcaribbeanproductions.com/auditions/general. Come prepared with 16 bars of two songs of your choice, that best show your talent and personality. Bring sheet music in the proper key; an accompanist will be provided. No a cappella or tracks permitted. All singers may be taught a dance/movement combination and should bring proper dance attire that best shows your figure. Be sure to bring your current pix & résumés.

 

CRYSTAL CRUISES – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 1 - Crystal Cruises is casting male singer-dancers for entertainment production team. Rehearses in spring in L.A, on a paid rehearsal contract; lodging and transportation are provided. Performance contracts commence after successful completion of the training process onboard six-star cruise ship with worldwide destinations. Competitive performance wages offered. Coordinator states: "Paid rehearsal and vacation; open-ended performance contracts; medical benefits; onboard officer status with single cabin; elegant six-star cruising with worldwide destinations. Initial rehearsal period ranges from six to eight weeks in Los Angeles, California, on a paid rehearsal contract; lodging and transportation are provided. Performance contracts commence after successful completion of the training process." Seeking—Male Singer-Dancers (Chorus/Ensemble): 21-35. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit a letter, resume, headshot and video link(s) showcasing your performance; materials are reviewed upon receipt: productioncasting@crystalcruises.com Dance video should highlight ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop. Seeking adagio and acrobatic experience. Singer-dancers should additionally include a video link with two musical selections--one uptempo and one ballad--that best showcase your vocal ability. Height range for male singer-dancers is 5'9"-6'2". For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the cruise company.

'SEX TIPS For STRAIGHT WOMEN From A GAY MAN' - MAY 1 DEADLINE - SPI Entertainment is casting Sex Tips for Straight Women From a Gay Man, the Off-Broadway comedy based on an international best-selling book of the same title. Project description: "Set in a ‘Meet the Author’ format, the show will open on the Las Vegas strip for a 2017 spring/summer run with celebrity actors attached." Rehearsals begin May 15 in Las Vegas NV. Shows run May 27-Aug. 20 (subject to extensions), 7pm every night (dark on Wednesdays), with additional 11pm shows on Fri & Sat. nights. Note: The 75-minute show at 7pm will allow talent to be perform in a late evening show if desired. Pays $676/week, plus health and pension benefits. Seeking—“Stefan” (Supporting): Male, 20-39, Eastern European looking hunk/grad student, well-built, chiseled physique, ruggedly handsome, role is smart and sweet, but doesn’t have the best grasp on the English language, unwittingly seduces everyone around him, spends some of his stage time shirtless, and he likes it, must be comfortable doing a striptease down to his underwear, no nudity, improv skills a plus. Seeking talent from Las Vegas NV. To apply, submit a shirtless photo, a headshot, and a résumé. Producers will send you a short script to record. Self-tapes must be submitted by May 1 via backstage.com or contact SPI.

'The SILK CRANE' – MAY 1 & 2 - Princess Cruises Lines is currently seeking singers and dancers for their third show in collaboration with Stephen Schwartz, composer of "Wicked," "Pippin," and "Godspell." Created and directed by John Tartaglia, The Silk Crane is a remarkable tale of adventure, romance, and enchantment that features familiar music and brings together some of Broadway’s best creatives to transport audiences on board. Told entirely through music, dance, puppetry, and visuals, acclaimed puppeteer, actor, comedian, and director John Tartaglia brings a contemporary spin to a classic Asian folktale exclusively for Princess Cruises. Rehearsals begin July 10, 2017 in L.A. Onboard start date: Sep. 9. Professional compensation provided, including rehearsal pay, plus food and accommodations. The producers are seeking both union and nonunion performers for this production, but no union contract is currently planned. Union performers should check with their union before accepting any work. Seeking—Female Vocalist #1: 20-35, Specifically seeking Asian, Latino, and African American vocalists but open to all ethnicities. Storyteller #1, who takes on the role of Lan in the fable. She is a beautiful, selfless young woman with a secret to protect. Seeking a beautiful ingénue who can handle all styles of music from pop to rock to opera. Women should have a full rock belt up to at least a C above middle C and a strong legit soprano up to a minimum of a High G (G5). Must be a great actress, move well and excel at harmonies; Female Vocalist #2: 30-45, Storyteller #2, who takes on the role of the Old Woman in the fable. A woman who longs to have a child of her own and is not afraid to stand up for what she believes in. Seeking an excellent vocalist with great acting ability who then can handle all styles of music from pop to rock to opera. Specifically interested in women with a full rock belt up to at least a C above middle C and a strong legit soprano up to a minimum of a High G (G5). Must move well and excel at harmonies; Male Vocalist #1: 20-35, Specifically seeking Asian, Latino, and African American vocalists but open to all ethnicities. Storyteller #3 who takes on the dual roles of narrator and then Lan’s love interest Jie. Handsome and athletic, he is captivated from his first moment seeing Lan. Seeking a strong pop tenor with sustained A naturals (A4) who can sing all styles of music from pop to rock to opera. Must be a great actor, move well and excel at harmonies; Male Vocalist #2: 30-45, Storyteller #4 who takes on the Old Man in the fable. Devoted husband whose heart may start in the right place, but can get led astray by the idea of success. Seeking a strong pop tenor with sustained A naturals (A4) who can sing all styles of music from pop to rock to opera. Must be a great actor, move well and excel at harmonies. Open Casting Call May 1 at 10am for singers (sign-up 9:30am). Agent/invited singer call by appointment May 1 at 3pm and May 2 at 10am at Pearl Studios (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018). Singers should prepare 16 bars of two contrasting songs, one pop/rock and one contemporary musical theatre. Bring sheet music and an accompanist will be provided. You will not be allowed to sing without sheet music. Singers may not be asked to do both songs. Vocalists may be asked to come back for a movement call on another day. Bring a picture and resume. To obtain an appointment, email a picture, resume, and a showreel (if available) to casting@princesscruises.com with “NYC-Silk Crane Singer” in the subject line. If you are unable to attend, submit materials including video show reels to casting@princesscruises.com for future consideration.

 

EQUITY, The DAPPER DANS – MAY 1 & 2 – BALTIMORE - Walt Disney World Company is seeking Equity and non-Equity male vocalists of all ethnicities for The Dapper Dans, a traditional male barbershop quartet performed at The Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando FL. Tap experience a plus. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and authorized to work in the United States. Potential relocation assistance may be available to qualified candidates. Dates TBD at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando FL. Pays: $16.82/hr. min., incl. Equity pension, Equity 401K, and Disney health. Equity Disneyworld Contract. Seeking—Tenor: Male, 18+, must sing to high B-flat and have great vocal stamina; Lead: Male, 18+, great lead vocalist, strong leading man persona; Baritone: Male, 18+, great parts singer; Bass: Man, 18+, true bass, low E-flat or lower. Open Casting Call May 1 at 10am (sign-in 9:30am-10:30am) and Equity Principal Audition May 2 from 10am-12noon at Hippodrome Theatre (12 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore MD 21201). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For the open call, no appointments. Actors seen on first come, first seen basis. For the EPA, no appointments. Equity actors seen on first come, first seen basis. Provide a current headshot and resume. Prepare 16 bars of a musical selection and provide sheet music, in the correct key, for the accompanist. Prerecorded tracks or a cappella auditions are not allowed. Callbacks by appointment May 2 in Baltimore MD. For more information, visit www.disneyauditions.com.

HONG KONG DISNEYLAND RESORT – MAY 4 – NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Talent Casting is looking for male and female vocalists and character look-alikes ready for a life-enriching experience in one of the world's most exciting and exotic locales, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. 6-month contracts begin fall 2017 at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. Contracts at Shanghai Disney Resort begin late 2017. Benefits include roundtrip airfare, medical and dental coverage, paid vacations and sick days, plus a competitive salary and a Magic of Disney. Seeking—“Simba:” Male, 18+, youthful African Prince destined to become King. Moves well. Pop tenor; “Scar:” Male, 18+, evil uncle to Simba. Menacing presence. Baritone; “Nala:” Female, 18+, beautiful African Princess. Moves well. Pop Soprano; Storyteller: Female, 18+, African host who tells the story of "The Lion King." Soulful pop alto; for Welcome Wagon Show - “Miss Kitty:” Female, 18+, the sultry and spirited proprietress of the local saloon in the new gold mining town of Grizzly Gulch. Singer/Actress/Street Performer who moves well. A brassy alto--strong G below middle C to C (possibly a mixed C-sharp); for Mickey and the Wondrous Book “Merida:” Female, 18+, 5'5"-5'8". Strong dynamic and expressive presence with principal qualities. Mover with strong upper body/arm presence. Vocal Range: A (below middle C) to C-sharp (octave above middle C). Pop sound; Rapunzel/Elsa: Female, 18+, 5'6"-5'9". Strong dynamic and expressive presence with principal qualities. Mover with strong upper body/arm presence. Vocal range: G (below middle C) to E (10th above middle C); “Ariel:” Female, 18+, 5'6"-5'9". Strong dynamic and expressive presence with principal qualities. Mover with strong upper body/arm presence. Vocal range: G (below middle C) to E (10th above middle C); “Tiana:” Female, 18+, 5'5"-5'8". Expressive face and acting abilities with principal qualities. Strong mover with good upper body and arm presence. Vocal range: G (below middle C) to F (11th above middle C). Open Casting Call for vocalists May 4 at 11am at Evolution Dance Studio (10816 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood CA 91601). Prepare two 16-bar selections of a song that best showcases your vocal range, and provide clearly marked sheet music in the correct key for the accompanist. Pre-recorded accompaniment tracks or a cappella auditions are not allowed. Callbacks to be held the same day. Character look-alike performers should wear comfortable attire; you will be asked to learn a movement combination. Late arrivals will not be accepted. For full details, visit www.disneyauditions.com.

HONG KONG DISNEYLAND RESORT – MAY 10 – FRANKLIN - Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Talent Casting is looking for male and female vocalists and character look-alikes ready for a life-enriching experience in one of the world's most exciting and exotic locales, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. 6-month contracts begin fall 2017 at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. Benefits include roundtrip airfare, medical and dental coverage, paid vacations and sick days, plus a competitive salary and a Magic of Disney. Seeking—“Simba:” Male, 18+, youthful African Prince destined to become King. Moves well. Pop tenor; “Scar:” Male, 18+, evil uncle to Simba. Menacing presence. Baritone; “Nala:” Female, 18+, beautiful African Princess. Moves well. Pop Soprano; Storyteller: Female, 18+, African host who tells the story of "The Lion King." Soulful pop alto; for Welcome Wagon Show - “Miss Kitty:” Female, 18+, the sultry and spirited proprietress of the local saloon in the new gold mining town of Grizzly Gulch. Singer-Actress-Street Performer who moves well. A brassy alto--strong G below middle C to C (possibly a mixed C-sharp); for Mickey and the Wondrous Book “Merida:” Female, 18+, 5'5"-5'8". Strong dynamic and expressive presence with principal qualities. Mover with strong upper body/arm presence. Vocal Range: A (below middle C) to C-sharp (octave above middle C). Pop sound; Rapunzel/Elsa: Female, 18+, 5'6"-5'9". Strong dynamic and expressive presence with principal qualities. Mover with strong upper body/arm presence. Vocal range: G (below middle C) to E (10th above middle C); “Ariel:” Female, 18+, 5'6"-5'9". Strong dynamic and expressive presence with principal qualities. Mover with strong upper body/arm presence. Vocal range: G (below middle C) to E (10th above middle C); “Tiana:” Female, 18+, 5'5"-5'8". Expressive face and acting abilities with principal qualities. Strong mover with good upper body and arm presence. Vocal range: G (below middle C) to F (11th above middle C). Open Casting Call for vocalists May 10 at 10:30am at DC Dance Factory (1850 E. General George Patton Dr., Franklin TN 37067). Prepare two 16-bar selections of a song that best showcases your vocal range, and provide clearly marked sheet music in the correct key for the accompanist. Pre-recorded accompaniment tracks or a cappella auditions are not allowed. Callbacks the same day. Character look-alike performers should wear comfortable attire; you will be asked to learn a movement combination. Late arrivals will not be accepted. For full details, visit www.disneyauditions.com.

 

 

 

 

OPERA/CHORUS/VOCAL GROUPS:

'TIM REALBUTO: BECAUSE I CAN' – APR. 23 - Performer and composer Tim Realbuto (Ghostlight the Musical; 2016 Thespis Award nominee for "The Weak Ones") is searching for a 20-person ensemble for his upcoming concert at The Metropolitan Room in NYC. Producer states: "The concert, entitled Tim Realbuto: Because I Can, is a benefit for BC/EFA and will feature pop standards, Broadway fare, and original tunes. Special guests will include Laurissa Romain (Broadway’s 'South Pacific'; Chris Rock’s 'Top Five'); Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Broadway’s 'Evita'; Comedy Central’s 'Broad City'), and many more to be announced soon. "The 20-person ensemble will sing the chorus parts in two numbers (an original song from Tim’s musical 'Ghostlight' and ‘The Best of Times’ from 'La Cage Aux Folles,' which will be the evening’s finale). Realbuto is seeking 10 women and 10 men, who are strong singers with legit musical theatre voices. All ages, types, and ethnicities are encouraged to submit." Rehearses in NYC one evening the week of May 5. The concert will take place at The Metropolitan Room, 34 W. 22nd St., on May 5 (7pm). No pay. Credit provided. Seeking—Chorus (Chorus/Ensemble): 10 Males & 10 Females, 18+, excellent musical theatre singers to sing in the chorus of two big numbers. Audition by appointment Apr 23 from 3pm-7pm in New York NY. To be considered for an appointment, send headshots and resumes (and demo clips, if you have them) to Realbuto’s assistant Joshua Kitzler at Josh.RealbutoAssistant@gmail.com. Do not submit if you cannot attend this call. If selected for an appointment, you will be asked to prepare a musical theatre song under one minute in length. For more information on Realbuto, visit www.TimRealbutoOfficial.com.

 

EVOC A CAPELLA VOCAL BAND For HOTEL RESORT REVUES – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 29 - Five Stars Entertainment is casting “EVOC," an a capella vocal band, that performs year round in various hotel/resorts in the USA, the Caribbean and Mexico and is currently going to Hawaii. More locations becoming available. Project Description: Music type is everything from oldies to classic rock to Billboard's Top Ten. (No musical theater songs for our audiences). Rehearsals: beginning April-May in Las Vegas NV. Relocation to five-star hotels (currently going to Hawaii). Shows are currently running. Pays $600/week plus housing and transportation when out of Las Vegas. No rehearsal pay in Las Vegas but advances against contract may be available on a case by case basis. Six months contracts with option. Seeking—A Capella Vocalists: Real Bass, Baritone, Tenor & Alto (Lead): Males & Females, 21-40; All must do harmony and handle solos and not be afraid to talk to the audience. Music type: everything from oldies to classic rock to billboard top ten. (No musical theater for our audiences). Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. To apply, submit pix, résumés & reels. Submit two songs sung a capella or to tracks: 1) 16 bars rock ballad, and 2) 16 bars with a driving dance beat. (no musical theatre). Auditions by invitation only. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the entertainment company.

 

'La DONNA è MOBILE' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 1 - Sheffield City Opera is casting the musical, La donna è mobile. Project description: "The lighthearted title reflects the comedy of errors that fills this new piece, with tragedy too, and a fight to the death." Rehearsals run May 21-November, with a break in August. Performances run Nov. 2, 3, & 4, in Sheffield, UK. No pay. Seeking—Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from Sheffield, England. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the opera.

 

'L'INCORONAZIONE Di POPPEA' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 1 - Barefoot Opera is casting the opera, L'Incoronazione di Poppea, a new production fully staged in Italian. Rehearsals & performances run Aug. 3-7 & Nov. 7-11, at Barefoot Opera, in London, UK. Some pay. Seeking—Singer (Supporting): Male, 18-50, countertenor, must be at least Conservatoire level. Seeking talent from London, England. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the opera.

 

ADULT A CAPPELLA GROUP – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 30 - M. Stofan, coord. is seeking singers with all vocal ranges and musical backgrounds for an adult a cappella group. Coordinator states: "As we are a new group just starting out, we’re looking for fun, flexible, talented people with a desire to make great music. We will most likely focus on popular music but are open to all genres provided that all team members are in agreement. Looking to perform in or around NYC and will possibly consider creating a YouTube channel to assist in garnering a following." Rehearsals will most likely be weekly or bi-weekly, but will ultimately be dependent on schedules of members. Seeking submissions from: NYC, Northern NJ, and CT. No pay. Seeking—Singers: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Auditions ongoing. Feel free to submit audio with your submission via backstage.com

 

 

 

STAGE SHOWS:

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.

 

'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.

 

'FOOTLOOSE' – APR. 9 & MAY 7 – WHARTON - The Plaza Theatre is casting the musical Footloose. Production runs Aug. 4-6, 11-13 & 18-20, in Wharton TX. No pay. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 18+. Auditions by appointment Apr 9 at 6pm and May 7 at 6pm at The Plaza Theatre (120 S. Houston StWharton TX 77488). For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

 

EQUITY, 'The PROM,' B'WAY – APR. 19 & 27 - Producers are seeking dancers and singers for The Prom on Broadway. Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, book; Matthew Sklar, music; Chad Beguelin, lyrics; Rehearses and performs during the 2017/2018 season on Broadway. Pays: $1974/wk. Equity Production (League) Contract. Seeking—Equity Ensemble Dancers Who Sing Well: Males & Females, 18+, to portray high school students. Must dance and sing very well, to portray various characters in the ensemble.; Equity Ensemble Singers Who Dance Well: Males & Females, 18+, to portray high school students. Must dance and sing very well, to portray various characters in the ensemble. Equity Chorus Calls Apr 19 at 10am for Equity female dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity male dancers who sing at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 17th fl., New York NY 10018) and Apr 27 at 10am for Equity female singers who dance & for Equity male singers who dance at the same location (16th fl). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Dancers: Bring sneakers and a picture/resume stapled together. Singers: Prepare 16 bars of a contemporary musical theatre song that shows your style and vocal range. Bring sheet music and a photo/resume stapled together. A piano accompanist will be provided. 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.

 

'LEGALLY BLONDE' – APR. 20 & 25 – NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Cupcake Theater is casting Legally Blonde, the musical. Rehearses May 8-June 15; runs June 16-Aug. 6; possible extension until Sep. 3 in L.A. Base rate: $750. Seeking—“Elle Woods” (Lead): Female, 18-35, G-flat2 to G5 soprano belt. Elle is a very bubbly college-age girl who follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School and realizes that she has more than just a pretty face and a bubbly personality to offer the world. She is very lovable, determined, vulnerable, energetic, and outgoing. A true triple threat; “Emmett Forest” (Lead): 18-35, B2-A4 tenor. Emmett is a smart, quirky, sensitive, and personable law student. He ends up taking Elle under his wing and believes in her when it seems that no one else does. A strong singer-actor with great comedic timing; “Paulette Buonofuonte” (Supporting): 18-35, A3-A5 soprano belt. Paulette is the funny owner of Hair Affair, a local salon. She becomes friends with Elle and longs to marry a man from Ireland. A Bostonian accent is a plus, but not required. A strong singer with a powerful belt to match the personality; Pilar, Margot, Serena (Supporting): Females, 18-35, G-sharp3 to F5 belt. Pilar is the sassy and sensible sorority sister. Margot is the seemingly dim-witted, boy-crazy sorority sister. Serena is the energetic cheerleader, from Jewish heritage, sorority sister. Margot, Serena, and Pilar are Elle's entourage who follow her through the story acting as her Greek chorus. Strong singers and dancers with good comic timing and youthful energy; “Professor Callahan” (Supporting): Male, 25-50, A to F-sharp4 baritone. Callahan is a pompous and manipulative law professor at Harvard. Actor must be comfortable with a stage kiss. Callahan should be charismatic but able to turn instantly into a conniving shark at the turn of a hat; “Warner Huntington III” (Supporting): Male, 18-35, E-flat3 to A-flat4 tenor. Warner is attractive and charming, but very self-absorbed. He will do whatever it takes to achieve his dream of becoming a senator, including breaking Elle’s heart; “Vivienne Kensington” (Supporting): Female, 18-35, A3-F5 huge soprano belt. Vivienne is an overachieving, stuck-up, wealthy, smart, and savvy law student who is intellectually driven. Yet she feels very threatened by Elle's presence at Harvard. Powerful solo in Act II; “Brooke Wyndham” (Supporting): Female, 25-45, A3-G5 alto or soprano. Being physically fit is a must for this role, to properly do high-level aerobics with enough stamina to continue singing; “Enid Hoops” (Supporting): Female, 18-35, G3-G5 soprano belt. Enid is a strong, opinionated, feminist law student at Harvard. Great comedic timing; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-35, all supporting roles will be taken from the ensemble. All actors cast will play multiple roles. Open Casting Calls Apr 20 from 7pm-10:30pm and Apr 25 from 7pm-10:30pm (sign-up begins at 6:30pm) at 11020 W. Magnolia Blvd.North Hollywood CA 91601. Come prepared with 32 bars of a musical theater song in the style of the show. Bring a headshot and resume. Callbacks Apr. 27.

 

EQUITY, CLEVELAND PLAY HOUSE and DOBAMA THEATRE 2017-18 SEASONS – APR. 22 & 24 – CLEVELAND - Cleveland Play House/Dobama Theatre is seeking male and female actors for the 2017-18 seasons for both Dobama Theatre and Cleveland Play House. Dobama Theatre season includes: Brownsville Song (B-Side for Tray) (Kimber Lee, writer; Rehearsals begin Aug. 7; runs Sep. 1-24), Marjorie Prime (Jordan Harrison, writer; Rehearsals begin Sep. 16; runs Oct. 13-Nov. 12), Sherlock Holmes: The Baker Street Irregulars (Eric Coble, writer; based on graphic novels by Tony Lee & Dan Boultwood; Rehearsals begin Nov. 4; runs Dec. 1-30), Grounded (George Brant, writer; Rehearsals begin Dec. 26; runs Jan. 19, 2018-Feb. 11), The Effect (Lucy Prebble, writer; Rehearsals begin Feb. 4; runs Mar. 2-25) and Appropriate (Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, writer; Rehearsals begin Mar. 25; runs Apr. 20-May 20). Cleveland Play House season includes: Shakespeare in Love (Lee Hall, writer; Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard, screenplay; Rehearsals begin Aug. 15; runs Sep. 15-Oct. 1; possible extension to Oct. 8), The Diary of Anne Frank (Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett, writers; Wendy Kesselman, adaptation; Rehearsals begin Sep. 26; runs Oct. 27-Nov. 12; possible extension to Nov. 19), A Christmas Story (Philip Grecian, writer; Rehearsals begin Oct. 31; runs Dec. 1-23), Marie and Rosetta (this is a co-production, originating at Cleveland Play House before moving to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in Cincinnati OH. George Brant, writer; Cleveland dates: Rehearsals begin Dec. 26; runs Jan. 26-Feb. 11; possible extension to Feb. 18), The Invisible Hand (Ayad Akhtar, writer; Rehearsals begin Jan. 23, 2018; runs Feb. 23-Mar. 11; possible extension to Mar. 18), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (William Finn, music & lyrics; Rachel Sheinkin, book; Rebecca Feldman, conception; Jay Reiss, add'l material; Rehearsals begin Mar. 20; runs Apr. 20-May 6; possible extension until May 13) and The Royale (Marco Ramirez, book; Rehearsals begin Apr. 10; runs May 11-27). Seasons rehearse and run in the Cleveland OH area. Pays $861/wk. Equity LORT B Non-Rep Contract & $799/wk. Equity LORT C Non-Rep Contract for Cleveland Play House. Pays: $318/wk. min. Equity SPT 3 for Dobama Theatre. Seeking—All Roles: 18+. Equity Principal Auditions Apr 22 from 11am-6pm and Apr 24 from 11am-6pm at Cleveland Play House Administration and Education Offices (1901 E. 13th St., Cleveland OH 44114; Outcalt Rehearsal Hall, Rm. 545). An Equity monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Appointments can be made by emailing casting@clevelandplayhouse.com. Prepare two contrasting monologues, no longer than three minutes. Actor may be requested to perform 16 lines of Shakespeare. Actor may perform 16 bars of a song of choice (accompanist provided). If singing, note that in audition request. Arrive 20 minutes prior to appointment and bring three copies of photo and resume.

 

‘The ROMEO And JULIET PROJECT’ – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 23 - Enso Theatre Ensemble is casting the pre-show for the play, The Romeo and Juliet Project. Tech runs June 17-June 21, with performances June 22-July 9. Must be available one day during tech & for one or more performances. Pay is a profit-share. Seeking—Singers-Instrumentalists (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, will perform during the pre-show opener prior to start of play. Seeking talent from Portland OR. Submit a brief bio (two- to three sentences) and a pic that can be used online and at the show. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the ensemble.

 

The PLAYHOUSE SAN ANTONIO – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 23 - The Playhouse San Antonio is casting the 2017-18 season. All rehearsals and performances take place at The Playhouse San Antonio, 800 W. Ashby Pl., San Antonio TX. In general, rehearsals run Sun.-Thurs., 6:30pm-10:30pm. In general, most plays rehearse four weeks prior to open. In general, most musicals rehearse five weeks prior to open. Negotiated at offer. Travel covered for individuals cast who come from out of town. Seeking—All Roles: 8-60. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Auditions will be held in San Antonio, but the theater also accepts nationwide video submissions. Additional information can be found at http://www.theplayhousesanews.org/playhouse-news/general-auditions or by contacting auditions@theplayhousesa.org. Information for each production available at http://www.theplayhousesanews.org/17-18shows/.

 

EQUITY, SKYLIGHT MUSIC THEATRE – APR. 23 – MILWAUKEE - Skylight Music Theatre is casting Equity musical theatre performers for the 2017-2018 Season including: Hot Mikado (Rehearsals begin Sep. 5; runs through Oct. 15), Annie (Rehearsals begin Oct. 24; runs through Dec. 23 or 30), Zombies From The Beyond (Rehearsals begin Jan. 9, 2018; runs through Feb. 18) and Urinetown (Rehearsals begin Apr. 24; runs through June 10). Season runs in Milwaukee WI. Pays $531/wk. Equity SPT 9 Agreement. Seeking—Equity Performers: Males & Females, 18+. For Hot Mikado - Mikado: The big "cat" of Japan. An ardent stickler for the law, and a ruler who finds humor in every situation even when it is unjust or absurd. Loves a good show and is quite a showman and tapper himself. Age: 45 to 60. Vocal range top: A5. Vocal range bottom: C4; Nanki-poo: The son of the Mikado. A fresh-faced "rock crooner." Runs away from his father and the high court and pretends to be a wandering minstrel who plays the trumpet with lots of energy but little finesse. Age: 22 to 28. Vocal range top: B5. Vocal range bottom: C4; Yum-yum: The ward of Titipu's Lord High Executioner and engaged to marry him. She loves Nanki-Poo. Pretty with a great figure. Honest. Age: 18 to 24. Vocal range top: G5. Vocal range bottom: A3; Pitti-sing: Yum-Yum's sister. Very matter-of-fact. Protective of her sister, and isn't afraid to stand up to Katisha. Age: 20 to 28. Vocal range top: A5. Vocal range bottom: E3; Peep-bo: Yum-Yum's Sister. Cynical and sarcastic. Has the most attitude of all three sisters. Age: 16 to 20. Vocal range top: F5. Vocal range bottom: B3; Pish-tush: The "coolest" Gentleman of Japan. Thinks himself overly important when doing the Mikado's bidding. High-strung. Rash. Age: 25 to 30. Vocal range top: B5. Vocal range bottom: A3; Ko-ko: Lord High Executioner. Was given his title the night before he was to be put to death for flirting. He has never killed anything in his life. An all-around nice guy. Age: 35 to 50. Vocal range top: B5; Pooh-bah: Lord High's "everything else." Took over all the offices of State when everyone else quit. Clever, money-hungry and selfish. Ko-Ko's right hand man. Age: 30 to 45. Vocal range top: F5. Vocal range bottom: A3; Katisha: Nanki-Poo's spurned and subsequently angry suitor. An oversexed femme fatale with a plain face. Threatens to tell everyone of Nanki-Poo's real identity to ruin his engagement to Yum-Yum. Age: 30 to 40. Vocal range top: D5. Vocal range bottom: F3; Ensemble; for Annie – “Warbucks:” A successful businessman with a warm heart. Rich, stiff-collared, bullish. Male. Age: 40 to 55. Vocal range top: G-flat5. Vocal range bottom: B3; “Grace Farrell:” Faithful secretary to Mr. Oliver Warbucks. Poised, sweet, gentle. Female. Age: 20 to 35. Vocal range top: G5. Vocal range bottom: B-flat3; Miss Hannigan: The orphanage matron who hates children but is fond of liquor. Very disillusioned, bitter, and cold. Age: 30 to 45. Vocal range top: F5. Vocal range bottom: A3; “Rooster:” Miss Hannigan's no-good brother looking for a quick buck. A sleazy, slick con man. Age: 25 to 35. Vocal range top: G5. Vocal range bottom: B3; Lily: Rooster's girlfriend, who is also out for a quick buck. She is considered to be a floozy and bimbo. Age: 20 to 30. Vocal range top: G5. Vocal range bottom: B3; “Bert Healy:” The ultimate radio personality. He helps Annie by broadcasting about the search for her birth parents. Doubles as Cop. Age: 30 to 45. Vocal range top: G5. Vocal range bottom: E4; “Roosevelt:” The 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat and friend of Warbucks. Doubles as other ensemble characters. Age: 40 to 60. Vocal range top: F4. Vocal range bottom: E-flat3; Servants: The servants at the Warbucks mansion. Includes Drake, Mrs. Pugh, Mrs. Greer, Cecille, and Annette. Age: 20 to 50; Ensemble: Servants (Drake, Mrs. Greer, Mrs. Pugh), Boylan Sisters, Cabinet Members, Hooverville Citizens; for Zombies From The Beyond - “Trenton Corbett:” Handsome Leading Man. All-American hero, heroic “Clark Kent” type. Trustworthy, honest brave, and ambitious. Egghead scientist with charm to spare. Age: 25-35. Vocal Range: Baritone (to F-sharp); “Rick Jones:” Noir Leading Man. Shifty, sexy, aloof, and sly; a military high-ranker who’s actually a red agent. Does brief fake Russian accent. Sings “Rock ‘n Roll” mid 50s style. Age: 25-35. Vocal Range: Baritone to top G; “Billy Krutzik:” Juvenile comic. Spunky, enthusiastic, and genuine, a tap dancing delivery boy who the audience loves at first sight. Age: 20-30. Vocal Range: Tenor or high baritone; “Major Malone:” Character actor/Older Leading Man. Square-jawed, no nonsense military man, warmly paternal; a benevolent Esienhower-esque presence. Age: 40-55. Vocal Range: Bass baritone; “Mary Malone:” Leading Lady. Major Malone’s daughter, amateur scientist and all around genius. Strong, smart, altogether lovely and genuine. The perfect 50s woman, but with an edge. Age: 25-35. Vocal Range: Soprano/belt mix; “Charlene ‘Charlie’ Osmanski:” Comic Soubrette. Wise-cracking, man hungry secretary with lots and lots of heart. Age: 25-35. Vocal Range: Belt to D; “Zombina:” Comic character actress. Buxom alien aviatrix on the prowl for human males. Age: any. Vocal Range: Coloratura soprano; for Urinetown – “Officer Lockstock:” The tongue-in-cheek narrator of our story, he is a corrupt policeman who secretly kills off the guilty offenders. Bold, brash, and larger than life in many ways. Age: 35 to 55. Vocal range top: A4. Vocal range bottom: A2; “Penelope Pennywise:” The tough, jaded warden of the poorest, filthiest town urinal. She is Cladwell's one-time lover and mother to Hope who eventually softens her temper. Age: 30 to 45. Vocal range top: C6. Vocal range bottom: A3; “Bobby Strong:” The dashing, rebellious everyman who works for Miss Pennywise at the poorest, filthiest town urinal. He becomes an unsuspecting protagonist and romantic hero when he starts a revolution and falls in love with Hope Cladwell. Age: 20 to 30. Vocal range top: C5. Vocal range bottom: A2; “Little Sally:” A precocious and irreverent street urchin. She serves as a quasi-narrator who often questions Lockstock and the play's logic. Age: 20 to 40. Vocal range top: E5. Vocal range bottom: A3; “Dr. Billeaux:” Head of Research and Development at UGC. Doubles as TINY TOM: One of the Poor, he is an idiotic man-child. Age: 30 to 50. Vocal range top: A3. Vocal range bottom: D3; “Mr. McQueen:” Cladwell's sycophantic lackey. A servile assistant. Age: 30 to 45. Vocal range top: -1. Vocal range bottom: B2; “Senator Fipp:” A greedy politician in Cladwell's pocket. A bumbling coward. Age: 40 to 55. Vocal range top: F4.Vocal range bottom: C-sharp3; “Officer Barrel:” Lockstock's patrol partner. A thuggish and aggressive policeman. Age: 30 to 50. Vocal range top: F4. Vocal range bottom: G2; “Hope Cladwell:” Cladwell's ravishingly beautiful daughter, torn between her father and her new love for Bobby. She begins as an innocent, naive angel but becomes vengeful and determined after being exposed to her father's evil. Age: 20 to 30. Vocal range top: A5. Vocal range bottom: A3; “Joseph ‘Old Man’ Strong:” Bobby's rebellious father. His refusal to pay the fee sends him to Urinetown, ultimately launching the revolution. Doubles as HOT BLADES HARRY: One of the Poor, he is a psychopathic and can become a violent loose cannon. Age: 45 to 65. Vocal range top: F4. Vocal range bottom: A2; “Soupy Sue:” One of the Poor, she is excitable and easily panicked. Doubles as Caldwell's Secretary. Age: 25 to 40. Vocal range top: B4. Vocal range bottom: B-flat3; “Little Becky Two-shoes:” One of the Poor. She is foul-mouthed, impulsive, and accusatory. Doubles as Mrs. Millenium. Age: 20 to 40. Vocal range top: F5. Vocal range bottom: B-flat3; “Caldwell B. Cladwell:” The evil president and owner of the Urine Good Company. He is a miserly money-grubber who gleefully exploits the poor. Age: 50 to 65. Vocal range top: G4. Vocal range bottom: A2; “Josephine "Ma" Strong:” Bobby's mother and Joseph's wife. A strong-willed woman with a bite, able to withstand the hard hand life has dealt her. Doubles as Old Woman. Age: 55 to 65. Vocal range top: D5. Vocal range bottom: B-flat3; Ensemble. Equity Principal Audition AEA by appointment Apr 23 from 12noon-8pm (break between 4pm-5pm) at Broadway Theatre Center (158 N. Broadway, 4th Fl, Milwaukee WI 53202). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. An accompanist will be provided. Prepare two contrasting musical theatre songs, from the show(s) if possible. Bring two headshots and resumes. To schedule an appointment, Equity Members should email Sam Nykiel at skylightauditions@gmail.com. No calls. Child performers will be seen at auditions on a different date. For more information, visit http://www.skylightmusictheatre.org/about/employment-internships-auditions.

 

ROSE THEATER – APR. 23 – OMAHA - Rose Theater is casting the productions, Babe the Sheep Pig and Madagascar. Production for Babe the Sheep Pig runs Sep. 8-24. Production for Madagascar runs Oct. 6-22. All in Omaha NE. Some pay for adult actors. Seeking—Multiple Roles (Supporting): Males & Females, 8+. Audition by appointment Apr 23 at 6pm at The Rose Theater (2001 Farnam St, Omaha NE 68102). Performers can prepare a monologue or conduct cold readings from scripts in next season. Singers should be ready to perform at least 16 bars of a song; an accompanist will be provided. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

 

EQUITY, ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE – APR. 23 & 24 – SARASOTA - Asolo Theatre Company is casting the 2017-18 Season including: Evita (Andrew Lloyd Webber, music; Tim Rice, book and lyrics; Rehearsals begin Oct. 10; runs Nov. 15-Dec. 30); Shakespeare in Love (Lee Hall, adaptation; Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard, screenplay; Rehearsals begin Nov. 28; runs Jan. 10, 2018-Mar. 28); The Morning After Grace (Carey Crim, writer; Rehearsals begin Nov. 28; runs Jan. 17-Mar. 4, 2018); Rhinoceros (Eugène Ionesco, writer; Frank Galati, adaptation; Rehearsals begin Dec. 29; runs Feb. 7-Apr. 14); "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 rehearses and runs in Sarasota FL. Pays: $861/wk. min. and $637/wk. min. Equity LORT B & D Non-Rep Contracts. Seeking—Equity Actors and Singers: 18+. For EVITA - EVA PERON: Character 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: Character 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; VOCAL ENSEMBLE: 18-70. Female. Any ethnicity. Member of an eclectic ensemble of men and women who play many different characters, including: Eva’s family, Eva’s lovers, descamisados, generals/military officers, priests, entertainers, hustlers, white-collar workers, aristocrats, soldiers, bodyguards, laborers, politicians, dressers, makeup artists, and nurses. Must have a good sense for movement. Must have very strong vocal technique; flexible range; DANCE ENSEMBLE: 18-50. Female. Any ethnicity. Seeking excellent and passionate dancers who sing. Any tango experience is welcome. All body types are welcome. Must portray the many different people surrounding the principal story; CHILDREN’S CHORUS: 7-14. Female. Any ethnicity. Child with an innocent look to be used throughout the show. Must sing, and be able to hold harmonies. Flexible vocal range; 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. A bit of a hapless theatre-manager always on the lookout for a new script from Shakespeare gotten cheaply—especially a comedy. Requires an actor with sense of comedy. Some singing required; FENNYMAN: Mid 40s-60. Male. Any ethnicity. Theatrical money-lender who can be brutal in getting his money back. Like many producers, a shrewd combination of genial and (almost literally) cut-throat. His soft spot is a true, awestruck love for the theatre. Some singing required; NURSE: Mid 40s-Mid 50s. Female. Any ethnicity. Viola’s loving guardian, with much the same qualities of Juliet’s Nurse. Some movement required. Must be a true coloratura soprano; NED ALLEYN: Early-Late 30s. Male. Any ethnicity. Handsome leading actor of the stage. Founder of the Admiral’s Men. Full of ego. Some singing and movement required. Must have some experience with swordplay; TILNEY: Mid 40s-60. Male. Any ethnicity. Master of the Revels. Theatre censor who is in charge of decency and keeping women off the stage. Serves as the basis for Twelfth Night’s, Malvolio. Some singing and movement required; RALPH: 30s-50s. Male. Any ethnicity. Works at a tavern. Dreams of being an actor but is “a drunken sot.” Good comic sensibilities. Plays the Nurse in the play-within-the-play. Singer, and have some experience with swordplay; NOL: 20s-30s. Male. Any ethnicity. He plays Benvolio in the play-within-the-play. Classical guitar, a plus. Must have some experience with swordplay. Strong singer; ROBIN: 20s-40s. Male. Any ethnicity. First to audition for play-within-the-play. A swordsman. Plays Tybalt and Lady Capulet in play-within-the-play. Strong singer; KATE: Flexible age. Female. Any ethnicity. Prostitute. Witty, lewd, lots of fun. Straddles Will at “tavern.” Excellent singer, some movement skills; Can double with MISTRESS QUICKLY, a wardrobe mistress at Whitehall palace; 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; A washer woman who is adopted into Mother's home when Mother finds Sarah's baby in the garden. 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; LITTLE BOY: 7-13. Male. Caucasian. Precocious, intelligent, observant, curious. Open-hearted, with no filter, as many children are at that age. Never passes judgement on others. Must have excellent diction. Unchanged voice, singing range: C4 to C-sharp5; LITTLE GIRL: 7-13. Female. Caucasian (Eastern European). Tateh’s daughter. Fragile, earnest, and shy. A confused and vulnerable child in a brand new home. Singing range: C4 to C-sharp5; COALHOUSE WALKER III: 3-6. Male. African-American. Preferably small for his age. Adorable and winsome. A walk-on role at the end of the show. Equity Principal Auditions by appointment Apr 23 from 11am-7pm and Apr 24 from 3pm-8pm at Asolo Repertory Theatre (5555 N. Tamiami Trl, Sarasota FL). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For an appointment, fill out the online audition signup form at https://asolorep.wufoo.com/forms/asolo-rep-201718-season-audition-form. You can also email literary@asolo.org or call 941/351-9010 ext. 3313 if you have additional questions. All bookings must be done using the online sign-up form. Equity members without appointments may be seen as time permits. For dramatic auditions, prepare two contrasting monologues, no more than three minutes total. For musical auditions prepare a 90-second monologue and 16 bars of a song (musical theater, pop/rock, or gospel). An accompanist is provided. Bring one copy of picture and resumé, glued or stapled together. If singing, bring sheet music. Actors must be available for callbacks in June-August (specific callback dates will be announced in May).

 

'BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON' – APR. 23, 27 & 29 – OCEAN GROVE - The Brighton Bar/La Strada Theatre Ensemble is casting Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, presented in a new environmental production at The Brighton Bar. Synopsis: Presented in an all-new environmental staging at the legendary Brighton Bar, this raucous look at America’s most divisive president follows the face of our $20 bill from his early days as a child on the wild frontier to his controversial reign in the White House. With a punk rock trio backing a small ensemble cast, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson will beg the question, “Who is Andrew Fucking Jackson?” Rehearsals will be held on weekends in May with daily rehearsals beginning May 21 (dark on Saturdays) at La Strada Theater Ensemble in Ocean Grove NJ (Asbury Park). Tech rehearsals will begin June 24 at The Brighton Bar, with performances on June 30 (8pm) and July 1 (8pm & 11pm) in Long Branch NJ. Seeking—“Andrew Jackson” (Lead): Male, 16+; Ensemble (Supporting): Males & Females, 16+. Auditions by appointment Apr 23 from 10am-12noon at Shetler Studios (244 W. 54th St., New York NY 10019). Open Casting Calls Apr 27 from 7pm-9pm and Apr 29 from 10am-12noon at La Strada Theater Ensemble at Jersey Shore Arts Center (66 South Main St., Ocean Grove NJ 07756). Bring a headshot/resume.Prepare 16-32 bars (about a minute) of a contemporary pop/rock song and accompaniment (CD player and iPod hookup available--accompanist will not be provided). Must be 16 years or older to audition. NYC Auditions will be held at Shetler Studios. For NYC auditions, email a copy of your headshot and resume to bbajcasting@gmail.com to reserve an audition time.

 

'HAIRSPRAY' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 24 - Craterian Performances, Teen Musical Theater of Oregon is casting the musical, Hairspray. Rehearsals begin June 19, in Medford OR. Performances run Aug. 4-5, 10-12, at the Craterian Theater in Medford OR. Professional pay with lodging & stipend provided for out-of-town performer. Seeking—“Seaweed J. Stubbs” (Supporting): Male, 15-25, singer-dancer, playing age 16-19. Seeking talent from Medford OR. To apply, submit pic, resume, and short audition video (1-minute's worth of a song of your choosing) via backstage.com or contact Craterian.

 

'SNAPSHOTS: A MUSICAL SCRAPBOOK' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 24 - CiRca '21 Dinner Playhouse, Rock Island IL is casting Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook. Synopsis: This romantic comedy blends some of the best-loved music from composer Stephen Schwartz’s Broadway shows ("Wicked," "Pippin," "Godspell," 'The Baker’s Wife") with some of his lesser-known gems. You’ll meet Sue and Dan, a couple who, after 20 years of marriage, have drifted apart. Together they discover a box of photographs which leads them to relive the memories of their past selves captured in the snapshots. Featuring fresh lyrics and orchestrations, our couple discovers the humorous twists of how love united them and why life has pushed them apart. Every couple will see themselves in "Snapshots." Rehearsals begin May 11, 2017 in Rock Island IL. Previews are May 24 & 25; opening on May 26 and the show runs through July 15, 2017. Pays: $370-$390/wk. while in performance; travel allowance; housing; paid rehearsal; meal per performance; and health club membership. The normal performance schedule is 5 per week. Seeking—“Dan” (Lead): Male, 40-50, must be strong actor-singer; professional, fit, leading man. Baritone with versatility, strength, yet places that require a lyric quality, A2-E. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit electronically, and include your resume, photo, and a video reel, with a song showing the vocal range and quality listed, as well as a contemporary monologue, showing warmth and compassion. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the playhouse.

 

'PIPPIN' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 24 - Firehouse Theatre is casting the musical Pippin. Production runs July 19-Aug. 20, in Farmers Branch TX. No pay. Seeking—“Pippin” (Lead): Male, 18+, tenor; Leading Player: Males & Females, 18+, tenor; “Charlemagne” (Supporting): Male, 18+, baritone; “Fastrada” (Supporting): Female, 18+, mezzo-soprano; “Berthe” (Supporting): Female, 18+, alto; “Catherine” (Supporting): Female, 18+, mezzo-soprano; “Theo:” Male, 18+, tenor; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble) Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from Farmers Branch TX. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

 

'CONSULTING CRIMINAL: The JIM MORIARTY STORY' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 24 - Very Not Bad Productions is casting Consulting Criminal: The Jim Moriarty Story, a parody musical centered around the main villain from the Sherlock Holmes stories. All roles are singing roles unless otherwise specified. Rehearses summer 2017 (June/July flexible dates) in London; performs in Aug. 21-26 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Meals will be provided on the days of rehearsal/performance. Compensation will be very minimal. Seeking—“Jim Moriarty” (Lead): Male, 18-32, a classic lovable villain, this musical will have a very silly and fun version of Moriarty. The character will be male but is open to portrayal by any gender; “Sebastian Moran” (Supporting): Male, 20-33, sidekick and love interest of the lead character, more serious and mature than Moriarty but still goofy in his own way. The character will be male but is open to portrayal by any gender. Submit either a video reel or just a short video of you acting out a monologue; “Sherlock Holmes” (Supporting): Male, 18-35, A smart but childish version of Sherlock Holmes, the lead's arch nemesis. The character is male but is open to portrayal by any gender. Submit either a video reel or a short video of you acting out a monologue; “John Watson” (Supporting): Male, 18-34, sidekick to Sherlock Holmes, equally childish and fun. The character is male but the role is open to portrayal by any gender. Submit either a video reel or a short video of you acting out a monologue; Misc. Characters (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-32, will portray background characters such as minions, clients, police. Seeking talent from London, England; New York NY. Video reels do not have to be professional; if you do not have a video reel just a short self-filmed video of you acting out a monologue will be fine. Comedic background is preferred. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the production company.

 

'WEST SIDE STORY' – APR. 24 DEADLINE - Cardinal Stage Company is casting West Side Story, the musical. Synopsis: Romeo and Juliet is transported to 1950s New York City. Showcasing one of the most celebrated scores in musical theater, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s West Side Story promises to bring Cardinal Stage Company’s 10th Anniversary Season in Bloomington IN to a grand and glorious conclusion. Rehearsals begin on/about May 16, 2017; runs June 16-25 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington IN. Cardinal Stage Company operates under a Small Professional Theater (SPT, Tier 8) agreement. Equity Contract: SPT, Tier 8 ($538/wk. plus transportation plus housing). Seeking—“Anita” (Lead): Female, 19-35. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Note that the theater is only considering Equity actors for this role. Anita sides attached. Submit video of your audition directly to randy@cardinalstage.org by Apr. 24.

 

'The FANTASTICKS' – APR. 24 DEADLINE - Sierra Repertory Theatre is casting The Fantasticks. Rehearsals begin Apr. 25; runs May 12-June 11 in Sonora CA. Pays $361/wk + housing & travel provided. Equity Special Appearance Contract. Seeking—“El Gallo” (Lead): Male, 30-50, the Narrator/Bandit; sensual and worldly, dashing and articulate; baritone: A-flat to high G; “Matt” (The Boy) (Lead): Male, 20-25, innocent young man, adventurous; high baritone/tenor, A-high G; “Hucklebee” (The Boy’s Father) (Lead): Male, 45+, former navy man, meticulous gardener; must be able to move; baritone: A to high F-sharp. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. For consideration, email artistic@sierrarep.org and include The Fantasticks and the role you are submitting for. Submissions deadline is Apr. 24. No phone calls to the theatre. We are unable to hold east coast auditions at this time, but do encourage submissions from all over the country. 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 submit.

 

'IT DON'T JUST...SHAKE OFF' – APR. 24 – OAK PARK - Open Door Repertory Company is casting It Don't Just...Shake Off, a new chamber musical written and directed by McKinley Johnson based on the lives and collaboration of Thomas A. Dorsey ("The Father of Gospel Music") and Hudson Whittaker ("Tampa Red-The Guitar Wizard"). The play includes music composed by these legendary musicians, as well as original music composed for this piece. Rehearses late April through May (scheduled upon cast availability; weeknight and weekend rehearsals); runs June 9-July 9 (Fri. & Sat. at 8pm; Sun. at 3pm; Thurs. performances will be added beginning June 22) at Open Door Theater, 902 S. Ridgeland Ave., Oak Park IL. There is pay. Seeking—“Thomas Andrew Dorsey” (Lead): Male, 18-30, intelligent, pensive, serious, determined, he battles with his talents. Must be singer and move well; “Tampa Red” (Lead): Male, 18-30, out for fun, ladies' man, good-time man, finds it hard to bond with others. Must be singer and move well; “Big D” (Supporting): Female, 25-60, plays a variety of characters--must be a strong character actress, strong singer; manipulative, out for her goals, she is the melody that both boys sing. Must be singer and move well. Open Casting Call Apr 24 from 7pm-9pm at Open Door Theater (902 S. Ridgeland Ave., Oak Park IL 60304). Seeking talent from Chicago IL. Material To Prepare: 16 bars of a Musical Theater song and 16 bars of a Blues song. Sides will be provided at the audition.

 

'MOTOWN: The MUSICAL,' NAT'L TOUR – APR. 24 – NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Wojcik/Seay Casting is seeking non-Equity talent for the national tour of Motown: The Musical. Rehearsals begin on or about Aug. 25; tech on date(s) TBD; open Sep. 26 in Chicago, IL; closes June 2018. Pays: $500/wk. min., plus housing and per diem provided. Seeking—“Berry Gordy” (Lead): Male, 18-47, to play 18 to 50. Attractive, appealing and aspirational. A commanding presence. Slim build. Must have a huge pop tenor voice with soaring tenor notes; Preferred strong chest voice to D5, with strong falsetto mix; Lead role; “Diana Ross” (Lead): Female, 18-34, to play 16 to 40. 5’1” to 5’5”. Stunningly beautiful with a very petite/slim build. Must be able to portray Diana’s youthful, shy innocence and then grow to become a super star. Strong pop belt to E5 with wonderful melodic sensibilities. Lead role; “Smokey Robinson” (Lead): Male, 18-36, 20s to early 30s. Tenor. Must look and sound like Smokey Robinson and must be an authentic and sincere actor. Funny with a heart of gold. Chest voice to B-flat4, falsetto mix to E-flat5. Lead role; “Marvin Gaye” (Lead): Male, 18-37, 20s to early 30s. Must look and sound like Marvin Gaye, tenor, and must be an authentic and sincere actor. Must morph from young polite Marvin Gaye to the volatile activist he became. Chest voice to B-flat4 with falsetto mix to E5. Lead role; Little Michael Jackson/Berry Gordy/Stevie Wonder (Lead): Male, 8-12, doubles as young Berry Gordy, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson. 8 to 13, to play 8. Must have young Michael Jackson’s commanding vocal ability to conquer such hits as "Who’s Loving You," "I Want You Back," "A.B.C.," and "Stop the Love You Save" in the original keys. Lead role; African-American Female Singing Ensemble (Supporting): 18-39, ages 18 to early 30s, with great pop voices who move very well to play various characters in the world of Motown. Must be fit. Will also be looking at swings/understudies from this pool of actors. Will understudy everyone from Diana Ross to Teena Marie. 5’1” to 5’7” only; African-American Male Singing Ensemble (Supporting): 18-35, to play 18 to 40s, with great pop voices who move very well to play various characters in the world of Motown. Will also be looking at swings from this pool of actors; Caucasian Male Singing Ensemble (Supporting): 18-45, to play 18 to 40s, with great pop voices who move very well to play various characters in the world of Motown. Will also be looking at swings from this pool of actors. Open Casting Call Apr 24 from 10am-2pm (sign-up begin at 9am, pulled by 11am) at Screenland Studios (10501 Burbank Blvd., Studio E/Studio D, Holding Room, North Hollywood CA 91601). Prepare 16 bars from the Motown songbook. Bring a pix & resume and a book of music in case you are asked for another selection. Seeking African American men and women and Caucasian men only. Note: Motown: The Musical is based on the life of Berry Gordy. All actors must sing very well and move well in the style of the characters they are portraying. All must also be subtle actors who can capture the essence of this time period. Callbacks Apr. 25 & 26. Must be available in person for both callback dates to be considered.

 

'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.

 

EQUITY, NEW LONDON BARN PLAYHOUSE/NORTHERN STAGE CO. – APR. 24 & 25 – WHITE RIVER JUNCTION - New London Barn Playhouse/Northern Stage Co. is casting Equity performers for the 2017-2018 seasons including: Godspell (John-Michael Tebela, book; Stephen Schwartz, music-lyrics; Rehearsals begin May 30; runs June 14-25), The Secret Garden (Marsha Norman, book-lyrics; Lucy Simon, music; Frances Hodgson Burnett, based on the novel by; Rehearsals begin June 15; runs June 28-July 9), Souvenir (Stephen Temperley, writer. Rehearsals begin June 28; runs July 12-16), West Side Story (Arthur Laurents, book; Leonard Bernstein, music; Stephen Sondheim, lyrics; Rehearsals begin June 29; runs July 19-Aug. 6), All Shook Up (Elvis Presley, inspired by and featuring the songs of; Joe DiPietro, book; Rehearsals begin July 20; runs Aug. 9-20), and On Golden Pond (Ernest Thompson, writer; Rehearsals begin Aug. 9; runs Aug. 23-Sep. 3). Northern Stage 2017-2018 Season includes: A Doll’s House (Henrik Ibsen, playwright; Rehearsals begin Sep. 5; runs Sep. 20-Oct. 29), This Verse Business (A.M. Dolan, playwright; Rehearsals begin Sep. 22; runs Oct. 5-29), The Little Mermaid (Doug Wright, book; Alan Menken, music; Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, lyrics; Rehearsals begin Oct. 27; runs Nov. 15, 2017-Jan. 7, 2018), Yesterday (Rehearsals begin Jan. 16, 2018; runs Jan. 31-Feb. 18), Disgraced (Ayad Akhtar, playwright; Rehearsals begin Feb. 8; runs Feb. 18-Mar.18), and Noises Off (Michael Frayn, playwright; Rehearsals begin Mar. 23; runs Apr.11-May 20). New London Barn Season runs in New London NH; Northern Stage Co. Season runs in White River Junction VT. Pays $551 (New London Barn, SPT) plus room and board. Pays $637/wk (Northern Stage, LORT D) plus room and travel. Equity SPT and LORT Non-Rep Agreements. Seeking—Equity Performers: Males & Females, 18+. For The Secret Garden – “Archibald Craven:” Master of Misselthwaite Manor. Archie is a mildly handicapped man who lost his beloved wife Lily in childbirth. He is a deeply unhappy, reclusive man, unable to face his son, who is sickly and bed-ridden. High baritone/Tenor C to A-flat; “Neville Craven:” Archie’s younger brother, who is resentful of his position as the younger brother. A humorless, bitter man, who, as a doctor, has responsibility for Colin, Archie’s invalid son. Baritone C to F-sharp; for West Side Story – “Tony:” A romantic young man and former leader of the Jets, violently torn between his friendships and love. Falls in love with Maria and meets an unfortunate death. Genuinely sweet and sincere. Strong tenor voice. Range: B-flat2 to B-flat4. Limited dancing; “Bernardo:” A proud, strong, handsome man. Bernardo seeks to carve out territory as a sense of identity for him and his friends. Maria's brother and Anita's boyfriend. Leader of the Sharks. Limited solo singing. Range: B-flat2 to E-flat4. Strong dance background required; “Anita:” Feisty and assertive. She dispenses "older sister" advice to Maria and tries to shield her from the dangers of the gangs. Bernardo's girlfriend and Maria's friend. Strong Alto/belt. Range: F3-D5. Strong dance background required; for All Shook Up – “Chad:” a great-lookin’, motorcycling, guitar-playing, leather-jacketed roustabout. Baritone/Tenor A-A; “Sylvia:” the no-nonsense, African-American owner of Sylvia’s Honky-Tonk. Belt- Alto II to Sop II. Low F-High G; for The Little Mermaid – “Ariel:” female, 21-30, a strong-willed mermaid who longs to be human. Vocal Range: A-flat3 to G-flat5, with strong top notes; “Prince Eric:” male, 25-35, Prince Eric is the adventurous human monarch who captures Ariel’s heart. Charming and sensitive in nature, he has a warm voice and demeanor that evoke his flair for romance. Vocal range: B2-G4; “Sebastian:” male, 25-35, the choirmaster of King Triton’s court who has a flair for the dramatic. He should be able to perform a broad send-up of a Caribbean accent. Vocal range: B-flat2 to C5; “Ursula:” female, 40-60, the voluptuous and manipulative Sea Witch who is sister to King Triton. Brassy, manipulative, and vindictive, she relies on her larger-than-life confidence that to achieve her evil intentions. Vocal Range: E-flat3 to C5, with strong belt; “King Triton:” male, 35-45, King of the Sea and a harried single father to seven girls, struggles to balance his political and paternal powers. Vocal range: A-flat2 to F4; “Grimsby:” male, 35-60, Prince Eric’s prim and proper valet. Rigid in bearing and personality, he is constantly trying to guide Prince Eric toward the throne and a suitable bride fit for a royal marriage. Vocal range: C3-C4; “Flounder:” male, 21-25, Ariel’s sincere and sensitive best friend who rarely leaves her side. A spunky fish with a sweet sense of humor, he can be awkward and anxious around his unrequited crush. Vocal range: A2-G4; “Scuttle:” male, 30-45, the know-it-all seagull who serves as Ariel’s expert on all things human. Garrulous and off-beat, Scuttle’s eccentricities are more endearing than aggravating. Strong character actor and dancer, with great comedic timing, vocal range: C3-G4; Floatsam/Jetsam: male, 25-35, strong comedic chops and dancing; should be played with a slimy feel; Ursula’s eel minions and spies; true partners in crime, both are cunning, manipulative, intelligent, and evil. Vocal range: B2-C5; “Chef Louis:” male, 30-40, the hot-tempered, French, over the top head chef of the palace; particularly fond of fish dishes. Should be played zany; comfortable dancer; true character voice. Also plays Pilot. Vocal range: B-flat2 to A4; Ensemble: males & females, 22-35, excellent dancers in both ballet and jazz; should have strong contemporary musical theater voices; looking for diversity and unique performers; will play a range of maids, gulls, princesses, lagoon animals, sea creatures, merisisters, chefs, sailors, and more. AEA auditions by appointment Apr 24 from 9am-5pm and Apr 25 from 9am-5pm (lunch 12:30pm-1:30pm both days) at Barrette Center for the Arts (74 Gates St., White River Junction VT 05001). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare one monologue and one 32-measure vocal selection for musical performers. Non-musical performers may present two contrasting monologues. Bring a picture and resume. An accompanist will be provided but will not transpose. Audition slots will be five minutes long. To schedule an appointment, AEA members should contact Eric Love at elove@northernstage.org. AEA members without appointments may be seen as time permits. For more info, visit www.northernstage.org and www.nlbarn.org.

 

EQUITY, MIDTOWN ARTS CENTER – APR. 24 & 25 - Midtown Arts Center is casting actors for the 2017-2018 Season including: Hair (Rehearses May 14-June 1; runs June 2-Aug. 26), Once (Rehearses Aug. 13-31; runs Sep. 1-Nov. 11), A Christmas Story (Rehearses Oct. 29-Nov. 10; runs Nov. 11-Dec. 30), Always... Patsy Cline (Rehearses Dec. 17-Jan. 4, 2018; runs Jan. 5-Mar. 25), Fun Home (Rehearses Jan. 1-18; runs Jan. 19-Mar. 11), Ragtime (Rehearses Mar. 4-22; runs Mar. 23-May 26), and Grease (Rehearses May 14-31; runs Jun. 1-Aug. 25). Season runs in Fort Collins CO. Pays approx $400+/wk plus insurance/pension. AEA for principal roles only. AEA Guest Artist or Dinner Theatre Contract. Four to five shows per week. Note: "All non-union actors wait tables one-and-a-half hours prior to show time and deliver drinks/desserts at intermission. Do not submit if you are uninterested in waiting tables. Weekly compensation: $400/wk. (including show salary and tips) plus shared housing, Internet, utilities, and use of shared company car." For OnceAll Roles: Males & Females, 18+; to submit, send in a video of you singing and playing your instruments (instruments per character are flexible, show off your strongest instrument); actors will be given appointments for a live audition to play and and all instruments. Character and instrument breakdown below. Girl (20-35); witty, smart, and direct; must play piano and sing extremely well; must have a strong Czech accent. Guy (20-35); likable, but a lost soul; must sing and play guitar extremely well; strong Irish accent. Billy (30-49); big personality, funny, and protective of Girl; must sing and play guitar; must have a strong Irish accent. “Reza” (25-35): sexy and smart with a big personality; must sing and play violin/fiddle; must have a strong Czech accent; “Baruska” (45+); Girl's mother; a loving social butterfly with a large personality; must sing and play accordion/piano; must have a strong Czech accent; Bank Manager (30-49); seemingly proper, but has a secret passion for music; must sing and play guitar/cello; male or female; must have a strong Irish accent. Da (45+); Guy's father; short-spoken, but loving; must play guitar/ukelele/mandolin; must have a strong Irish accent. Svec (20-35); an odd man with passions for TV and coffee; must play guitar/drum kit; must have a strong Czech accent.  Andrej (20-35); kind hearted with big dreams; must play guitar/bass guitar; must have a strong Czech accent. Eamon (20-50); music studio manager; hard to please, but respects true talent; must sing and play guitar/piano; must have a strong Irish accent. Emcee (20-50): wisecracking host at a bar; must sing and play guitar/piano; must have a strong Irish accent. Ex-Girlfriend (20-40); Guy's ex; kindhearted and likable; must play violin; must have a strong Irish accent; for Hair – “Berger” (Lead): Male, 21-35, leader of the tribe, high energy with a wild personality to fit; unwavering dedication to his moral compass and is admired, despite his age; should be a strong tenor; “Dionne” (Supporting): Female, 21-35, sassy and lots of fun; great with comedy and ad-lib vocals with strong belt; “Hud” (Supporting): Male, 18-30, speaks his mind and hopes you can keep up with him; high energy, spiritual performer with a strong voice and presence; a true tone setter that is a natural on stage in any situation; for Fun Home – Middle “Alison” (Lead): Female, 18-30, Alison through her college years; actress shows the important transition from the fun-loving Young Alison to the jaded Adult Alison; must be a natural comedian with a strong belt; must be willing to cut (and possibly color) and maintain short hair style (pixie or boy cut); Adult “Alison” (Lead): Female, 25-45, narrator of the story; the only character on stage who carries the weight of the secrets within her; must be a commanding presence with a strong belt and strong acting; must be willing to cut hair (and possibly color) and maintain short (boy-cut) hair; “Bruce” (Lead): Male, 35-55, Alison's father; closeted gay man, married with children; a deeply confused man with a strained relationship with his lesbian daughter; must be a strong actor and rich baritone singer; for Ragtime – Supporting and Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-40, must be strong singers, strong actors, and moderate dancers; will play multiple roles throughout the show; for A Christmas StoryEnsemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-40, strong singer-actors with natural dance abilities; will play multiple roles; must interact well with kids; for Grease – Supporting/Ensemble: Males & Females, 18-40, must be strong singer-dancers; most characters should appear to be high schoolers. Auditions by appointment for principal and supporting roles Apr 24 from 2pm-6pm. (Once actors should bring all instruments they can play). Open dance call for Supporting/Ensemble roles for A Christmas Story, Ragtime and Grease Apr 25, 2017: 9am-12noon. Be prepared to learn and perform a short jazz/musical theatre routine. Callbacks will take place the next day & Auditions by appointment for principal and supporting roles Apr 25 from 12noon-5pm. (Once actors should bring all instruments they can play). Auditions both days at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave, New York NY 10018). Callbacks from the open call by appointment Apr 26. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. For those interested in lead roles: submit a headshot, resume, and a video for an appointment on Apr. 24-26 via Backstage or casting@midtownartscenter.com. All other roles please pre-submit for a guaranteed slot in the open call on Apr. 25 (10am-12noon). Callbacks for open call on Apr. 26, 10am-1pm). For those outside of NYC, submit a headshot, resume, and a video with two contrasting musical theatre songs and a short dance reel/clip to casting@midtownartscenter.com.

 

EQUITY, COMBINED ATLANTA AREA THEATRES – APR. 24 & 25 – ATLANTA - Combined Atlanta area theatres are casting Equity performers for the 2017-2018 seasons including Theatrical Outfit, True Colors Theatre Company, and Actor's Express Theatre Company. Theatrical Outfit Season includes: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Peter Parnell, book; based on the novel by Victor Hugo and the songs from the Disney film; Alan Menken, music; Stephen Schwartz, lyrics; Rehearsals begin the week of June 19; runs July 20-Aug. 27 at Aurora. Rehearses Sep. 7-8; runs Sep. 9-17 at Theatrical Outfit), Boy (Anna Ziegler, writer; Rehearsals begin Sep. 5; tech Sep. 23-24; runs Sep. 26-Oct. 22), Miss Bennet: Christmas At Pemberley (Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, writer; Rehearsals begin Nov. 7; tech runs Nov. 25-26; dress runs Nov. 28-29; runs Nov. 30-Dec. 24), Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill (Lanie Robertson, writer; Rehearsals begin Dec. 19; tech runs Jan. 6-7, 2018; dress runs Jan. 9-10; runs Jan. 11-Feb. 4), Perfect Arrangement (Topher Payne, writer; Rehearsals begin Jan. 30; tech runs Feb. 17-18; dress runs Feb. 20-21; runs Feb. 22-Mar. 18) and 110 in the Shade (N. Richard Nash, book-based on the his play The Rainmaker; Harvey Schmidt, music; Tom Jones, lyrics; Rehearsals begin May 1; tech runs May 26-27; dress runs May 29-30; runs May 31-June 24). True Colors Theatre Season includes: Holler If You Hear Me (Todd Kriedler, writer; Tupac Shakur, music; Rehearsals begin Aug. 15; runs Sep. 15-Oct. 8), The First Noel (Lelund Durond Thompson & Jason Michael Webb, book, music, and lyrics; Rehearsals begin Nov. 14; runs Dec. 13-24), King Hedley II (August Wilson, writer; Rehearsals begin Jan. 16; runs Feb. 16-Mar. 11) and Dot (Coleman Domingo, writer; Rehearsals begin June 19; runs July 17-Aug. 12). Actor's Express Season includes: The Christians (Lucas Hnath, writer; Rehearsals begin Aug. 22; runs Sep. 13-Oct. 15), Cardboard Piano (Hansol Jung, writer; Rehearsals begin Oct. 17; runs Nov. 8-Dec. 3), Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches And Part Two: Perestroika (Tony Kushner, writer; Rehearsals begin Dec. 4; runs Jan. 10-Feb. 17 performed in rep) and The Flower Room (Daryl Lisa Fazio, writer; Rehearsals begin Mar. 20; runs Apr. 11-May 13). Theatrical Outfit season runs Sep. 5, 2017-June 24, 2018. True Colors season runs Aug. 15, 2017-Aug. 12, 2018. Actor's Express season runs Aug. 22, 2017-May 13, 2018. Pays $430-534/wk. Equity SPT 6-8 Contract (Theatrical Outfit); $563/wk. Equity LOA Contract (True Colors); and $342/wk. Equity SPT 4 Contract (Actor's Express). Seeking—Local Atlanta Equity Actors: 18+. For Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill – “Billie Holiday:” female, 44, African-American, the great jazz singer in the last year of her life; for 110 in the Shade - Lizzie Curry, female, mezzo, 20's to late 30's, a strong, smart, but very plain looking spinster; “H.C. Curry:” male, baritone, late 40's to early 60's, Lizzie's father. He is powerfully set, capable, and dependable, but a dreamer too; “Jimmy Curry:” male, tenor, late teens - 20's, Lizzie's younger brother and has the mind of a child; He is filled with longing; “Noah Curry:” male, baritone, late 20's–early 40's, Lizzie's older brother; “Bill Starbuck:” male, baritone-to G, lead; early 30's-early 40's, lithe and agile – a loud braggart, a gentle dreamer; “File:” male, baritone, 35–40, the sheriff. He is reticent, intelligent. He smiles wryly at the world and at himself. He is also the town's most eligible bachelor; Snookie Updegraff (female, mezzo, late teens–early 20’s, a strong comedienne. Equity Principal Auditions Apr 24 from 10am-6pm and Apr 25 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1pm-2pm both days) at Theatrical Outfit (84 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta GA 30303; Suggested paid parking: LAZ garage at 100 Luckie Street, NW). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For a 5 min. appointment, email clifton.guterman@theatricaloutfit.org (preferred) or call 678/528-1501. Allow 24-48 hours for confirmation. Equity Members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition as time permits. Prepare a combination of no more than three minutes of material - monologue and song, two contrasting monologues, two contrasting songs, one monologue, etc. Note: Accompanist will be provided only on Apr. 25 EPA. 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, UNICORN THEATRE – APR. 24 & 25, MAY 1-3 – KANSAS CITY - Unicorn Theatre is casting Equity actors for the 2017-2018 Season including: Disgraced, (Ayad Akhtar, playwright), Men On Boats (Aaron Posner, playwright), Stupid Fucking Bird (Aaron Posner, playwright), Vietgone (Qui Nguyen, playwright), Hir (Taylor Mac, playwright), informed Consent (Deborah Zoe Laufer, playwright) and two TBD shows. Season rehearsals begin Aug 15, 2017; season runs Sep. 6-June 23 in Kansas City MO. Pays $412/wk. Equity SPT 6 Agreement. Seeking—Equity Actors: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Auditions AEA by appointment Apr 24 from 1pm-5:55pm, Apr 25 from 2:15pm-5:55pm, May 1 from 1pm-5:55pm, May 2 from 2:15pm-5:55pm and May 3 from 1pm-5:55pm at Unicorn Theatre (3820 Main St., Jerome Stage; parking adjacent in the north lot, Kansas City MO 64111). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Actors will be asked to perform two contrasting contemporary monologues (no classical, no Shakespeare), two minutes each; no musical material. Singing auditions occur only if called back. Actors must bring two head shots and two resumes. AEA members can schedule an appointment at www.unicorntheatre.org/?page=about-auditions. Transgender actor also needed for "Hir."

 

EQUITY, The COTERIE THEATRE – APR. 24, 25, MAY 1-3 – KANSAS CITY - The Coterie Theatre is casting Equity actors for the 2017-2018 Season including: We Shall Not Be Moved (Ed Simpson, playwright; Rehearsals begin Aug. 29, 2017; runs Sep. 19-Oct. 22), A Charlie Brown Christmas (Musical. Rehearsals begin Oct. 24; runs Noc. 7-Dec. 31), Tuck Everlasting (Natalie Babbit, playwright; Mark J. Frattaroli, adapted by; Rehearsals begin Mar. 6, 2018; runs Mar. 27-Apr. 22), Jack And The Bean ¡Magico! (Linda Carson, playwright; Rehearsals begin Apr. 10; runs May 3-27), Goosebumps: Phantom Of The Auditorium (Rehearsals begin May 29 or June 5; runs June 19-Aug. 5). Season runs in Kansas City MO. Pays $445/wk. Equity TYA LOA Agreement. Seeking—Equity Actors: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Auditions AEA by appointment Apr 24 from 1pm-5:55pm, Apr 25 from 2:15pm-5:55pm, May 1 from 1pm-5:55pm, May 2 from 2:15pm-5:55pm and May 3 from 1pm-5:55pm at Unicorn Theatre (3820 Main St., Report to lobby for check-in., Kansas City MO 64111). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Actors will be asked to perform two contrasting contemporary monologues (no Shakespeare), two minutes each; no classical material. Music auditions occur only at callbacks in late summer or early fall. Actors must bring two head shots and two resumes. For appointment, AEA members should call 816/474-4241 on May 2-3 from 10am-4pm or visit thecoterie.org/auditions.

 

'LEGALLY BLONDE' – APR. 24 & 27 - Big League Productions is casting Legally Blonde, a non-union tour that will have a first preview performance in the NYC area and then will be on a two month layoff before it heads out for a tour in China. Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, music; Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, lyrics; Heather Hach, book; Amanda Brown, novel; Based on the film by MGM; Rehearsals begin Sep. 5 in NYC; first preview Oct. 1 in the NYC area (Then the show goes on lay off so the physical production can travel to China by boat); cast travel to China Dec. 8; run begins Dec. 14, 2017-Feb. 6, 2018 in cities in China; opening night in Shanghai, China, include Beijing. Pays $400/wk. ensemble; pays $500/wk. supporting role; and $750/wk. leading roles. Weekly per diem and housing travel additional holding fee. Seeking—“Elle Woods” (Lead): Female, 21-25, G-flat2 to G5 Soprano Belt; Elle is a very bubbly college-age girl (“valley-girl”); lovable, determined, vulnerable, energetic and outgoing; a true triple threat (tap dance skills are a plus); must be comfortable handling dogs and be willing to be/become blonde; leading role; “Emmett Forest” (Lead): Male, 21-25, B2-A4 Tenor; Emmett is a smart, quirky, sensitive and personable law student; must be comfortable with dogs; a strong singer-actor; leading role; “Paulette Buonofuonte” (Lead): Female, 35-45, A3-A5 Belt; brash, caring and optimistic; must be comfortable with dogs; a strong singer with a powerful belt to match the personality; leading role; “Pilar” (Supporting): Female, 21-25, G-sharp3 to F5 Belt; is the sassy and sensible sorority sister. Margot, Serena, and Pilar are Elle's entourage who follow her through the story acting as her “Greek Chorus”; strong singers and dancers with good comic timing and youthful energy; supporting role; “Margot” (Supporting): Female, 21-25, G-sharp3 to F5 Belt; is seemingly dim-witted, boy-crazy sorority sister. Margot, Serena, and Pilar are Elle's entourage who follow her through the story acting as her “Greek Chorus”; strong singers and dancers with good comic timing and youthful energy; supporting role; “Serena” (Supporting): Female, 21-25, G-sharp3 to F5 Belt; is the energetic cheerleader, from Jewish heritage, sorority sister. Margot, Serena, & Pilar are Elle's entourage who follow her through the story acting as her “Greek Chorus”; strong singers and dancers with good comic timing and youthful energy; supporting role; Professor Callahan” (Lead): Male, 45-55, A2 to F-sharp4 Baritone; Callahan is a pompous and manipulative law professor at Harvard; charismatic but able to turn instantly into a conniving shark at the turn of a hat; leading role; “Warner Huntington III” (Lead): Male, 21-25, E-flat3 to A-flat4 Tenor; Warner is attractive and charming but very self-absorbed; leading role; “Vivienne Kensington” (Supporting): Female, 21-25, A3-F5 HUGE Belt; Vivienne is an overachieving, stuck-up, wealthy, smart and savvy law student who is intellectually driven; supporting role; “Brooke Wyndham” (Supporting): Female, 21-25, A3-G5 Alto or Soprano; Brooke is an exercise video star and former Delta Nu sorority girl who was accused of murder; being physically fit is a must for this role; supporting role; Female Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): 21-30; all must be excellent singers and dancers and funny versatile actors; some will also play many supporting roles including: UCSD students/Delta Nu Sisters/Prisoners/Dancers at Boston's Women's Correctional Facility/Harvard Law students/Elle’s Mom/Harvard Law officers/courtroom characters/Enid Hoopsand/or Chutney; Male Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): 21-35, all must be excellent singers and dancers and funny versatile actors; some will also play many supporting roles including: UCSD students/Frat boys/Facility/Harvard Law students/Kyle/UPS Deliveryman/Elle’s Dad/Harvard Law officers and various Courtroom characters all must be excellent singers and dancers and funny versatile actors. Open Casting Call Apr 24 from 10am-4pm for women at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., 16th Fl., New York NY 10018) and Apr 27 from 10am-1pm for men at Pearl Studios (519 8th Ave., 12th Floor Studio A, New York NY 10018). Adding Link to Sign-Up Genius when it goes live Thursday, April 20th at 3:00PM.  Will also have a sign-up the day of the auditions. Will have time!! Bring 16 bars Contemporary Musical Theatre Song & Photo/Resume. Everyone should bring book of all musical theatre songs, but start with contemporary songs, and photo and resume. May have some people come to dance the afternoon of Apr. 27 (at Pearl). We will have time to see walk-ins, so if you miss the sign-up genius, know you can still be seen if you missed the sign-up. The sign-up will go live Apr. 20 at 3pm. Contact Alison@FranckCasting.com if you can't find the link/miss the link or have other questions.

 

EQUITY, MEADOW BROOK THEATRE – APR. 24 & MAY 1 – ROCHESTER - Meadow Brook Theatre is casting the 2017-2018 Season including: Johnny Manhattan (Rehearsals begin Aug. 15, 2017; closes Sep. 24), Shear Madness (Rehearsals begin Sep. 12; closes Oct. 29), A Christmas Carol (Rehearsals begin Oct. 17; closes Dec. 24), Nana's Naughty Knickers (Rehearsals begin Dec. 19; closes Feb. 4, 2018), Tenderly, The Rosemary Clooney Story (Rehearsals begin Jan. 23; closes Mar. 11), The Snow Geese (Rehearsals begin Feb. 27; closes Apr. 15), The All Night Strut (Rehearsals begin Apr. 3; closes May 20) and Burt & Me (Rehearsals begin May 8; closes June 24). Season runs in Rochester MI. Pays $637/wk. Equity Non-Rep LORT D Agreement. Seeking—Actors: Males & Females, 18+, all roles available in all shows except for the role of Scrooge. Equity Principal Auditions Apr 24 from 10am-6pm and May 1 from 10am-6pm (sign-in in lobby; auditions on the stage; lunch 1pm-2pm) at Meadow Brook Theatre (Oakland University Campus, 378 Meadow Brook Rd., Rochester MI 48309). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For an audition appointment, Equity members may leave a message requesting an appointment by calling 248/370-3308. Note: Accompanist only available in the afternoon on Apr. 24 and in the morning on May 1. Prepare two contrasting monologues no longer than three minutes total. Those who wish to be considered for Johnny Man, Tenderly, the Rosemary Clooney Story, The All Night or Burt & Me should substitute up to 32 bars of a song for one monologue. Bring marked sheet music in appropriate style. 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.

 

GEORGE STREET PLAYHOUSE EDUCATIONAL TOURING THEATRE – APR. 25 DEADLINE f/MAY 2, 3 & 8 – NEW BRUNSWICK - George Street Playhouse Education is seeking two males and two females for the Touring Theatre. Director of Education states: "Work is demanding and requires great dedication - must have interest and passion for working with children. Touring Theatre performs 1 play and 2 musicals in repertory which travel to area schools, colleges, and community groups within the tri-state area. Actors must play teen to early twenties, varying roles. BA or BFA in Theatre Arts/Acting strongly suggested. Must be a strong singer. EMC points for understudying main stage (LORT C) if appropriate. Must be willing to relocate to Central New Jersey. "Perform in GSP’s Touring Theatre productions, which travel to area schools, colleges, and community groups within the tri-state area. Actors must play teen to early twenties, varying roles. The company performs 2 to 3 shows in repertory. Opportunities to understudy in selected Main Stage shows if appropriate roles are available. "Conduct post-play discussions after each performance. Responsible for daily operation of touring productions: driving tour van, loading and unloading van, proper storage of all sets, costumes and props, and set-up and strike for all rehearsals and performances. Must be able to lift 40 lbs. for 100 ft. "Equity Membership Candidacy: Touring Theatre actors may participate, if role is appropriate, in the Equity Membership Candidate Program in accordance with the current Equity rules. Participants accumulate one week of credit for each week of understudying, performing, or rehearsing Main Stage productions. Participation in the EMC Program does not guarantee Equity Membership. Touring actors are invited to understudy at the discretion of the GSP artistic staff. Not all touring actors understudy all productions." Company is in residence Aug. 21, 2017–April 20, 2018, with possible 2 week extension. Rehearsals: full-time, 6 days per week rehearsal/5 days per week performing. Actors may not hold second jobs during the rehearsal period in New Jersey. Pays: $375/wk. No housing is provided. Housing is not provided, however; actors must reside in Central New Jersey for the term of employment. Local New Jersey residents may commute if they have reliable and independent transportation. Seeking—Male Actor (Lead): 22-29; Female Actress (Lead): 22-29. Auditions by appointment May 2 from 10am-2pm and May 3 from 11am-4pm at Pearl Studios (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018); and May 8 from 11am-2pm at George Street Playhouse (New Brunswick NJ 08901). To be considered for an audition, submit headshot and resume to education@georgestplayhouse.org. Submission deadline: April 25. For auditions, prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues and 16 bars of a musical number. No children’s literature. For Character Descriptions, see the Education Tab at www.GSPonline.org for show descriptions.

 

EQUITY, 'CABARET' – APR. 25 – CHICAGO - Aurora Civic Center Authority is casting Equity performers for Cabaret. Rehearsals begin Jan. 8, 2018; runs Feb. 7-Mar. 18, 2018 in Aurora IL. Pays $719/wk. Equity LOA to COST Agreement. Seeking—“Sally Bowles:” Female, 20-39, belter, A3-C5; a singer and aspiring actress; the star and permanent fixture of an underground nightclub in Weimar Berlin; an outrageous sense of humor, an incredible drive to live her life as wildly as possible, an enigmatic and persuasive personality on stage, and an uncanny ability to make light of darkness; “Clifford Bradshaw:” Male, 20-39, baritone, A2-E4; an aspiring novelist with high ideals, high expectations, a fear of and a desire to know himself, and an aggressive case of writer’s block; “Ernst Ludwig:” Male, 20-39, vocal range flexible; a young, earnest, friendly, and incredibly loveable German; he is sociable, generous, and an up and comer in a political party coming to power; fiercely proud of his country; “Fraulein Schneider:” Female, 40-79, contralto, D3-A-flat4; a pragmatic widower; and a landlady renting out rooms; wise, a good businesswoman, a dry sense of humor, and cautiously optimistic; “Herr Schultz:” Male, 40-79, tenor, G2-F4; a Jewish man renting a room from Fraulein Schneider; kind, generous, full of life, and optimistic; Emcee: Male, 20-39, tenor, C4 to C-sharp5; the host and the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub; an irreverent and captivating performer with a raunchy sense of humor. Strong singer and mover, comedic; chooses to channel his struggles with the political climate through biting parody; “Fraulein Kost:” Female, 30-49, mezzo soprano, A-flat3 to F5; a woman who rents a room from Fraulein Schneider; strong, intelligent, confident, and making her way through the depression in any way she can; The Kit Kat Girls: 20-49, the women who work in the Kit Kat Klub; strong singer-dancers that wield their femininity and sexuality with power and aggression; The Kit Kat Boys: 20-49, the men who work in the Kit Kat Klub; strong singer-dancers that feel comfortable living in both masculine and feminine movement; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 20-49, strong singers of all vocal types; the patrons of the Klub, sailors, shop owners, and waitresses of Berlin; people attempting to make ends meet and searching for stability in a tumultuous time. Equity Principal Audition Apr 25 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Actors' Equity Association (Chicago Member Center, 557 W Randolph St., 1st Floor Member Center; Dial 011 at front door, Chicago IL 60661). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a one-minute selection from Cabaret or in the style of the show. Bring one copy of your headshot/resume. AEA Members may schedule an appointment through the Member Portal beginning Apr. 18 or email your headshot and resume to Trent Stork by Apr. 28 to casting@paramountarts.com; Trent Stork, 8 E. Galenda Blvd. Suite 230, Aurora IL 60506.

 

EQUITY, 'ALADDIN,' B'WAY – APR. 25 - Disney Theatrical Productions is seeking excellent Equity male and female singers who dance well to comprise the ensemble and also play featured roles for possible future replacements in the currently-running Broadway production of Aladdin. Alan Menken, music; Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, lyrics; Alan Menken and Chad Beguelin, additional lyrics; Chad Beguelin, book; Synopsis: Based on much-loved animated film, "Aladdin" tells the story of a street-smart commoner whose whole life changes with one rub of a magic lamp. This new Aladdin incorporates all of the beloved songs from the film's Oscar-winning score plus never-before-heard Menken/Ashman songs restored from early drafts of the score. It marks a return to the authors' original vision: a loving homage to the Hope-Crosby road pictures with a score invoking the jazz sound of stars like Cab Calloway and Fats Waller. Currently running on Broadway. Pays: $1974/wk. min. Equity Production (Disney) Contract. Seeking—Equity Singers Who Dance Well: 18+, seeking excellent Equity male and female singers who dance well to comprise the ensemble and also play featured roles for possible future replacements. Equity Chorus Call Apr 25 at 10am for Equity female singers who dance well & 2pm for Equity male singers who dance well at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 16th fl., New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a traditional uptempo musical theater song that shows vocal range. An accompanist will be provided. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together. Note that this production will use smoke and haze in accordance with guidelines established with Actors’ Equity Association.

 

EQUITY, DEPOT THEATRE – APR. 25 - Depot Theatre is seeking Equity actors and singers for various roles in the upcoming 2017 season: A Brief History of Penguins & Promiscuity (James McLindon, playwright; Rehearsals begin June 26; runs July 7-23); Souvenir (Stephen Temperley, playwright; Rehearsals begin July 17; runs July 28-Aug. 6) and The Taffetas (Rick Lewis, concept-musical & vocal arrangements; Arthur Whitelaw, additional material; Rehearsals begin July 31; runs Aug 11-27, with a potential extension through Sep. 3). Rehearses and runs in Westport NY. Contact tier pending; last year was Tier 3 which paid $318/wk. Equity SPT Contract. Seeking—Equity Actors & Singers: 18+. For SOUVENIR: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins – “Florence Foster Jenkins:” Female, 50’s-60’s; Any ethnicity. A wealthy society woman who believes herself to be a great soprano. Her belief in her talent and her dedication to music is absolute (though she’s unable to sing two notes in tune). Must have a legit soprano for a final rendition of Ave Maria. And needs impeccable deadpan comic timing for all the other musical pieces she butchers. For the audition, for Florence, prepare a short, classical style song or aria (accompanist will be provided). Be prepared to sing it both really well and really badly!; “Cosme McMoon:” Male, 40’s-50’s; Any ethnicity. The former accompanist to Florence Foster Jenkins who is now the resident pianist at an elegant supper club in Greenwich Village; Known as much for his abrasive asides as his music; Plays ages 24 to 50’s; His attitude toward Florence slowly evolves from horror to incredulity to fascination to admiration and eventually to a grudging love. Must play the piano as he accompanies both himself and Florence throughout the show. For THE TAFFETAS - Prepare a brief 50s pop song that shows personality, or a song with a similar feel to it. You are welcome to sing from the show if you like. KAYE: Any ethnicity. 20s-30s. The oldest sister and leader of the singing group. A decision-maker; in charge. A bit of a lovable control freak. Busts out with an over-the-top Elvis number at the end. Sings: I’m Sorry, Old Cape Cod, Where The Boys Are, Oh Darlin’, and more; PEGGY: Any ethnicity. 20s-30s. Eager to become a wife and homemaker. Sweetly nerdy and anxious to please. Her hobbies are practicing her mother’s recipes and doing Paint-By-Numbers. Panics when anything goes awry in the show. Sings: My Little Grass Shack, Lollipop, Dedicated to the One I Love; CHERYL: Any ethnicity. 20s-30s. Unwitting sex kitten, appealingly innocent and feminine. She was definitely the Prom Queen in high school. She has man trouble and is highly dramatic about it. She goes off-script in the show when she gets carried away. Sings: I Cried, Allegheny Moon, Johnny Angel, and more; DONNA: Any ethnicity. 20s-30s. The youngest sister. She is excited about everything. Perky, mischievous, a bit of an airhead. She sometimes delights in driving Kaye crazy. Sings: Ricochet, Tennessee Waltz, Mr. Lee, and more. Equity Principal Audition Apr 25 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare either: a brief monologue; or a brief song; or a one-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song. Note desired material to audition with in the breakdown for each show for the role(s) you may be interested in. If singing; bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Total audition time should not exceed two minutes. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together.

 

EQUITY, 'PHANTOM Of The OPERA' TOUR – APR. 25 - Phantom Company LP is casting singers for the touring production of Phantom Of The Opera. Andrew Lloyd Webber, music; Charles Hart, lyrics; Richard Stilgoes, additional lyrics; book by Richard Stilgoe & Andrew Lloyd Webber; Seeking male and female singers for all vocal chorus ensemble positions (tenors, baritones, basses, lyric and coloratura sopranos, mezzos and contraltos) and to understudy principals. Tours nationally. Pays $1974/wk. Equity Production (League) Agreement. Seeking—Male Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, Men should be strong legit musical theatre or opera tenors, baritones, or basses. Two of the basses in the chorus must sing to low F; a range of character players; Female Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, Women should be sopranos (lyric or coloratura), mezzo sopranos, or contraltos, with strong legit musical theatre or opera voices; a range of character players; Various Understudies: Males & Females, 20-85. Equity Chorus Calls Apr 25 at 10am for Equity male singers & 2pm for Equity female singers at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018). ECC procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity monitor will be provided. Be prepared to sing a 16 bars from legit musical theatre/standard opera or operetta repertoire, preferably in English. Do not sing pop or rock music. Please bring your book of music with you, in case you are asked for a second selection. An accompanist will be provided. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together.

 

EQUITY, MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE – APR. 25 - Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Inc. is casting Equity performers for the 2017-18 Season including: Born Yesterday (Garson Kanin, writer. Rehearsals begin Oct. 10; runs Nov. 2-12), Newsies (Alan Menken, music; Jack Feldman, lyrics; Harvey Fierstein, book. Rehearsals begin Nov. 6; runs Nov. 30-Dec. 17), Hairspray (Meehan and Mark O'Donnell, book; Marc Shaiman, music; Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, lyrics; Based on the New Line Cinema film, written and directed by John Waters. Rehearsals begin Dec. 19; runs Jan. 11-28, 2018), An Inspector Calls (J. Barry Lewis, writer; Rehearsals begin Jan. 12; runs Feb. 8-18) and South Pacific (Richard Rodgers, music; Oscar Hammerstein II, lyrics; Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan, book; Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize Winning Novel “Tales of the South Pacific” by James A. Michener. Rehearsals begin Feb. 13; runs Mar. 8-25). Season runs in Jupiter FL. Pays $861/wk. Equity Non-Rep LORT B Agreement. Seeking—Equity Performers: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Audition Apr 25 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief selection or even briefer two selections that show us you are right for something in these seasons. It could be one monologue, one song, a monologue and a song, two monologues, or two songs. Your choice. Total audition time not to exceed two minutes. Bring picture and resume. All roles available. Casting Director Bob Cline will be present at the EPA. For more info, visit www.jupitertheatre.org. Casting Director's Note: If you are unable to attend, do not panic. There will be individual appointment auditions, and the ECC's, as the season progresses closer to each show's dates. For a complete character breakdown, visit www.jupitertheatre.org.

 

EQUITY, THEATRE THREE – APR. 25 & 26 – DALLAS - Theatre Three Inc. is seeking professional actors for the 2017-18 season. At least 34 male roles available, from early teens-70s. At least 39 female roles available, from late teens-70s. All mainstage shows are open to actors of all ethnicities. Season includes: The Minotaur (Anna Ziegler, writer), Adding Machine: A Musical (Joshua Schmidt, music; Jason Loewith & Joshua Schmidt, lyrics; Elmer Rice, writer), Solstice: Stories and Songs for the Holidays, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Jeffrey Hatcher, adaptation), She Kills Monsters (Qui Nugyen, writer), The Last One Nighter on The Death Trail starring The Disappointment Players (Christie Vela & David Goodwin, book; Our Endeavors Theater Collective, songs), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Christopher Hampton, writer), Cedar Springs or Big Scary Animals (Matt Lyle, writer), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Joe DiPietro & Jimmy Roberts, writers) and Self-Injurious Behavior (Jessica Cavanagh, writer). Season runs Aug. 3, 2017-July 8, 2018 in Dallas TX. Pays: $236/wk., $393/wk. five minimums. Equity SPT 1 Contract. Seeking—All Roles: 18+. For Adding Machine: A Musical Music - MR. ZERO: Tenor/Baritone; Male, 40s-50s. "Antihero" who murders his boss after being replaced by an adding machine after 25 years on the job; MRS. ZERO: Soprano; Female, 45. Mr. Zero's wife of 25 years. Chronic complainer and gossipy unkempt housewife; DAISY DOROTHEA DEVORE: Mezzo Soprano; Female, middle-aged. Mr. Zero&'s assistant book- keeper who is infatuated with him; SHRDLU: Tenor; Male. Jailmate who bears a great amount of guilt and confides in Mr. Zero; CHORUS: SOPRANO (MRS. ONE/MAE/PRISONER’S WIFE) ALTO (MRS. TWO/BETTY/MATRON) TENOR (MR. ONE/PRISONER) BASS (MR. TWO/PRISON GUARD); for Solstice: Stories and Songs for the Holidays - Characters 3 actors – any gender combination Looking for 3 actors, men and woman of any age and ethnicity. Must be able to sing. Musicianship a plus; for The Last One Nighter on The Death Trail starring The Disappointment Players – MOE: Baritone/Tenor; Male, mid 30s to 40s, any race, tough, showbiz savvy with a tender side; PUDGE: Baritone/Tenor; Male, late 40s to mid-50s, Old school vaudeville comedian who's seen better days. Likes food and dirty jokes; THE KID: Tenor; Male, late teens very early 20's, any race preferably AA or Latino, young with big dreams; WALLACE: Tenor; Male, any race, early to mid-30's, classic gorgeous movie star looks, kind of square; TRIXIE: Mezzo Soprano; Female any race, early 20s, pretty girl next door; VERONICA: Contralto-ish; Female, any race late 20s early 30s, sexy broad; THE COUNTESS: Mezzo Soprano/Soprano; Female, mid 40s and up, any race preferably Latina, dusky, still beautiful but mature; SKEETER: Soprano; Female, late 20s to late 30s, any race, plain jane but has presence when she sings; for I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change - MAN 1 - 20s to 40s WOMAN 1 - 20s to 40s MAN 2 - 20s to 40s WOMAN 2 - 20s to 40s. Equity Principal Auditions Apr 25 from 1:30pm-9:30pm and Apr 26 from 1:30pm-9:30pm (dinner break 6pm-7pm both days) at Theatre Three (2800 Routh St., Ste. 168, Dallas TX 75201). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Actors should prepare a three-minute audition consisting of either two contrasting monologues or one monologue and 32 bars. All actors must provide a digital headshot and resume prior to their scheduled audition appointment. Callbacks May 8-10. For more info, email theatre3auditions@gmail.com, call 214/871-3300 ext. 117, or visit www.theatre3dallas.com.

 

EQUITY, 'The 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE' – APR. 25 & 26 – STATEN ISLAND - Sundog Theatre is seeking nine adult actors, five males and four females, all 18+, for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the musical. Synopsis: Through hilarious, touching, and catchy songs and dialogue, spelling bee contestants reveal their hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition. This musical has an engaging, tuneful score by William Finn. All roles are open. Rehearses Apr. 28-June 8. All rehearsals are in Staten Island; evenings and weekends. Runs June 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18 (Fri. & Sat. at 8pm; Sun. at 3pm) at Stage One Theatre, 631 Howard Ave., Staten Island NY. $150 travel stipend. Producer plans to apply for the Equity Showcase Code, if necessary. Seeking—“Chip Tolentino” (Lead): Male, 18+, an athletic, social boy scout and champion of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Putman County Spelling Bee, he returns to defend his title, but he finds puberty hitting at an inopportune moment. C4-B5 (tenor); “Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre (Schwartzy) (Lead): Female, 18+, the youngest and most politically aware speller; she is driven by internal and external pressure, but above all by a desire to win to make her two fathers proud; she is somewhat of a neat freak, speaks with a lisp, and will be back next year. A3-F5 (mezzo-soprano); “Leaf Coneybear” (Lead): Male, 18+, the second runner-up in his district; he is home-schooled and comes from a large family of former hippies; he has severe Attention Deficit Disorder and spells words correctly while in a trance. A3-A5 (tenor); “William Barfee” (Lead): Male, 18+, a Putnam County Spelling Bee finalist last year, he was eliminated because of an allergic reaction to peanuts and is back for vindication; he only has one working nostril and a touchy, bullying personality; E4-B5 (tenor); “Marcy Park” (Lead): Female, 18+, a recent transfer from Virginia, Marcy placed ninth in last year’s nationals; she speaks six languages, sleeps only three hours a night, is getting very tired of always winning; she is the poster child for the Over-Achieving Asian, and attends a Catholic school called “Our Lady of Intermittent Sorrows.” She is also not allowed to cry. C4-E5 (mezzo-soprano); “Olive Ostrovsky” (Lead): Female, 18+, a young newcomer to competitive spelling; her mother is in an ashram in India, and her father is working late, as usual; having found comfort in its words and vastness, Olive made friends with her dictionary at a very young age, helping her to make it to the competition; she starts enormously shy, and shyly blossoms. B3-F5 (mezzo-soprano); “Rona Lisa Peretti” (Supporting): Female, 30-50, the number-one realtor in Putnam County, a former Putnam County Spelling Bee Champion herself, and the returning moderator; B3-F5 (mezzo-soprano); “Mitch Mahoney” (Supporting): Male, 30-50, the Official Comfort Counselor; an ex-convict, Mitch is performing his community service with the Bee, and hands out juice boxes to losing students; E4-A5 (tenor). Open Casting Calls Apr 25 from 7pm-10pm and Apr 26 from 7pm-10pm at Snug Harbor Cultural Center (1000 Richmond Terrace, Building G, 1st fl., in the Learning Center, Staten Island NY 10301). Bring a headshot and resume. Prepare 32 bars from the show; you will be asked to improvise scenes as part of the audition. Callbacks the same night as auditions, so be familiar with the script.

 

'ME PROMETHEUS: CAVEMAN LOVE STORY' – APR. 25 & 27 - Traffic Cone Jones Productions is seeking non-Equity actors-singers-comedians-dancers for various roles in Me Prometheus: Caveman Love Story for New York Theatre Festival Summerfest '17; Simon Riker & Emerson Sieverts, book-music-lyrics. Seeking dynamic singing voices and comedic personalities to play principal and ensemble roles. Casting states: "We hope to assemble a diverse and inclusive cast in terms of race and gender." Synopsis: Me Prometheus: Caveman Love Story is a wacky prehistoric romp about the discovery of fire. At the dawn of an ice age, we meet the lovable Gurg tribe, a disconcertingly carefree beachfront community. A frustrated, young, artistic dweeb (Herbert) is at odds with society-at-large (The Gurg). He spurns the worldview of the tribe’s leader (Neepaz), and her daughter and zealot-in-waiting (Clarissa), who hold fast to the status quo rather than adapting to systems of observation and rational thought. Herbert is powerless to alter the fate of the Gurg until a prophetic vision from his grandfather (Bubdub) leads him to discover one of the fundamental elements of human existence: fire. He then works furiously to cultivate and implement this new tool, persisting until he invents the match. Just when it seems fire has been integrated into the tribe’s way of life, "someone" is careless and burns down Tribe's Square. Herbert is thus tied to a rock and left to die, but is saved by an unexpected ally: Clarissa. Finding common ground in the utility of the new discovery, the two work together to save the tribe from the impending threat of…the glaciers. Their resultant synergy begets a heartfelt, absurd, totally off-the-wall adventure. Rehearses mid-June until performance dates (specific dates TBD); tech July 11 (1pm-6pm); runs July 11 (6:15pm), July 15 (8:30pm), and July 16 (1pm) in NYC. Pays: stipend of $200-300 (depending on role). Note there is no housing for this production. Seeking—“Herbert” (Lead): Male, 18-30, Tenor, B2 to G-sharp4 to C5 (falsetto). A peculiar young man from a long line of inventors, who, riddled with self-doubt, has no idea how to live up to the family name - or how to talk to girls; Herbert raps in one song, so prepare eight bars of rap as well. Listen to Herbert deliver “Me Prometheus” from the boulder where he is chained to die. For access to all demos, follow this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7Sv8btIlUl0Nm8xbnNCdkN6ckE?usp=sharing; The Great Neepaz (Lead): Female, 35-60, alto, G3-C5. A tornado of a shaman. De facto leader of the Gurg (the tribe of early humans at the center of this story). Neepaz is committed to the traditional way of doing things. Sometimes speaks in whimsical, wordplay-ridden couplets - think Lewis Carroll or Dr. Seuss. Demonstration of uncommon vocal or physical traits (i.e. throat singing, flexibility, double jointedness, extreme creativity, etc.) is a big plus; Listen to Neepaz go full Javert in “Fight For The Light”: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7Sv8btIlUl0Nm8xbnNCdkN6ckE?usp=sharing; “Clarissa” (Lead): Female, 18-30, alto/mezzo, C4-E5. Daughter of The Great Neepaz, and next in line as the tribe’s leader; torn between her mother’s expectations that she will uphold tradition, and her recognition that the Gurg are facing new challenges, Clarissa is determined to find a better path forward for her people. Beyonce meets Princess Leia. Listen to Clarissa get real in “I Got Stood Up”: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7Sv8btIlUl0Nm8xbnNCdkN6ckE?usp=sharing; “Grob” (Supporting): Male, 40-65, baritone, E3-E4; Grob is Herbert’s middle-aged (and only) friend. Both the George to his Jerry and the Hagrid to his Harry. Improv experience appreciated; Listen to Grob support his dear friend in “Finding Fire II” (“You had it in you all along…”): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7Sv8btIlUl0Nm8xbnNCdkN6ckE?usp=sharing; Thomas Edison/Bubdub/Mumford the Miniature Mastodon (Supporting): Male, 35-65, baritone, D3-F4. Thomas Edison is the show’s erratic narrator, a cross between Stew (from the musical Passing Strange) and Pseudolus, who assumes many different roles throughout to influence the events. Bubdub is Herbert’s grandfather, an aging inventor and hermit. Mumford is a walking talking Mastodon. Listen to Thomas Edison introduce the show in “Light”: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7Sv8btIlUl0Nm8xbnNCdkN6ckE?usp=sharing; “Birns” (Supporting): Male, 18+, baritone, C-sharp3 to B3. A sociopathic, self-assured, fashion-forward hunter. Birns is the type to play squash at Globo Gym with Barney Stinson, Gob Bluth, and Russell Brand’s character from Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Listen to Birns trick Herbert with an expertly choreographed song-and-dance routine in “You Got Stood Up”: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7Sv8btIlUl0Nm8xbnNCdkN6ckE?usp=sharing; “Flimp” (Supporting): Female, 18+, alto, F-sharp3 to B4. Flimp, Flomp, and Flump (collectively, the Flamp Family) are the Gurg’s resident gatherers; these plebeian percussionists love poking fun, singing songs, and just having a good time. Flimp is the smartest member of the Flamp Family. Or so she thinks. Listen to the Flamp Family entertain themselves at work in “Flamp Family Band," and later, lament the loss of their homeland in “Sandcastles”: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7Sv8btIlUl0Nm8xbnNCdkN6ckE?usp=sharing; “Flomp:” 18+, tenor, D3 to G-sharp4. Flimp, Flomp, and Flump (collectively, the Flamp Family) are the Gurg’s resident gatherers. These plebeian percussionists love poking fun, singing songs, and just having a good time. FLOMP is the most excitable Flamp. A dribbling font of chaos. Listen to the Flamp Family entertain themselves at work in “Flamp Family Band," and later, lament the loss of their homeland in “Sandcastles”: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7Sv8btIlUl0Nm8xbnNCdkN6ckE?usp=sharing; “Flump” (Supporting): Male, 18+, bass, G2-E4. Flimp, Flomp, and Flump (collectively, the Flamp Family) are the Gurg’s resident gatherers; these plebeian percussionists love poking fun, singing songs, and just having a good time. FLUMP is easily discouraged and frustrated, yet fiercely loyal and curious. A+ for effort. Listen to the Flamp Family entertain themselves at work in “Flamp Family Band," and later, lament the loss of their homeland in “Sandcastles”: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7Sv8btIlUl0Nm8xbnNCdkN6ckE?usp=sharing; Gurg Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, seeking ensemble members with strong singing and movement skills. Listen to the Gurg ensemble come together in “Start The Fire”: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7Sv8btIlUl0Nm8xbnNCdkN6ckE?usp=sharing. Open Casting Calls Apr 25 from 10am-3pm (arrive as early as 9:15am) and Apr 27 from 1pm-6pm (arrive as early as 12:15pm) at NOLA Studios (250 W. 54th St., New York NY 10019; studio B holding room, studio C audition room, 11th Fl, both days). For the open call dates, report to the waiting room at Nola Studios as early as 45 minutes before the stated beginning of the auditions. Interested parties will be heard in the order in which they arrive. Bring a headshot & resume, stapled back-to-back. Prepare 32 bars of a song from or in the style of the American musical, showcasing your vocal range and/or comedic sensibility. The show’s styles include pop rock, indie folk, disco, and ballads, so feel free to prepare something from whatever of those genres shows off your strengths. Must bring sheet music in the correct key. A piano accompanist will be present but will not transpose. No charts, no tracks, and no unaccompanied singing. If you are unable to make it to either of the open call dates, submit a comedic monologue (roughly one minute) in addition to 32 bars of sung material (see above description) in the form of a submission. It is preferred that you attend an in-person audition. Callbacks May 9 by invitation only. Actors will be notified by email if they are expected to return for callbacks. Sides and music will be distributed before callbacks; be as familiar with the provided material as possible and be prepared to move and do some basic dance steps if asked. For more information about the show, visit https://meprometheus.com/. For more information about NYTF, visit http://newyorktheaterfestival.com/.

 

'2nd CHANCES' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 26 - Dutch Apple is casting 2nd Chances, a musical. Synopsis: Everyone deserves a second chance at life. You’ll meet the eclectic characters of the Palm Coast Community Church Thrift Shop and laugh and cry as the learn how to love again, deal with possibly losing their lease, and find new friends. If you loved "Church Basement Ladies," you’ll adore the new lovable characters of the thrift shop. Written by Dutch Apple owner Tom Ross Prather. Travel date May 3; rehearses May 4-17; runs May 18-June 24 in Lancaster PA. Competitive weekly salary. Seeking—“Janet” (Supporting): Female, 40-60, a widow, who volunteers in the local thrift shop and finds her second chance at love; singing role. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit headshot/resume and either a performance reel or video of vocal audition and monologue via backstage.com or contact Dutch Apple.

 

'SISTER ACT' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 26 - Derby Dinner Playhouse is seeking a replacement the role of Pablo in Sister Act. Immediate casting through May 28, 2017. Must be male, tenor, and Spanish-speaking. Immediate replacement through May 28 in Clarksville IN. Pays: $350-$500/wk. Nonunion contract. Housing and travel provided. Seeking—“Pablo” (Supporting): Male, 20-40, needs to be Spanish-speaking and a tenor. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Accepting electronic submissions via email at abc@derbydinner.com. Contact for audition materials.

 

'GRAVITY Of ME GONE' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 26 - Marissa Katz Casting is casting Gravity of Me Gone, a musical set nearly 200 years in the human race's ecologically disastrous future that focuses on love, loneliness, and the things that separate us. Rehearsals begin the first week of May in NYC and Brooklyn NY; performs in June for the Ant Festival at the Ars Nova Theater in NYC. Notes on casting from Director & Writer: Gender is a construct and this play is in the future; change any pronouns as needed to suit performers’ gender identity. Seeking—Old “Petra” (Lead): Male or Female, 24+, a husk of his/her former self, Old Petra returns to former memories to work through his/her issues. Singing role with slight movement; Young “Petra” (Lead): Male or Female, 18-30, young and optimistic, Young Petra begins a relationship with Cowboy. Singing role with slight movement; Cowboy (Lead): Male or Female, 18-40, a ranch worker who is little calloused, but gentle; always moving and looking for something bigger and better, but finds love in Young Petra. This role is specifically gender ambiguous; any and all should apply. Singing role with slight movement; Lieutenant (Lead): Male or Female 18-28, fresh out of the academy, the Lieutenant begins his/her first mission full of trepidation. Singing role with slight movement; Edna/Lieutenant’s Mother (Supporting): 25+, ensemble featured role with own song. This actor jumps between various roles creating the space of the play. Singing role with movement; Ranch Owner’s Wife/Em/Jenn (Supporting): Male or Female, 18-40, ensemble featured role with own song. This actor jumps between various roles creating the space of the play. Singing role with movement; Mikey/Ranch Hand/PA System (Supporting): Male or Female, 20+, ensemble featured role with own song. This actor jumps between various roles creating the space of the play. Singing role with movement. Seeking talent from New York NY. You will be asked to prepare 16 bars, to be sung a cappella. Sides will be provided, so no need to prepare a monologue. For more info, visit http://arsnovanyc.com/ant-fest-2017.

 

EQUITY, NORTH COAST REPERTORY THEATRE – APR. 26 – NORTH HOLLYWOOD - North Coast Repertory Theatre is seeking Equity actors and singers for the 2017-18 season including: Last of the Red Hot Lovers (Neil Simon, playwright; Rehearsals begin Aug. 8, 2017; runs Sep. 6-Oct. 1; must be available for possible extension to Oct. 8); Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck, writer; Rehearsals begin Sep. 19; runs Oct. 18-Nov. 12; must be available for possible extension to Nov. 19); Around the World in 80 Days (Mark Brown, adaptation, from the novel by Jules Verne; Rehearsals begin Dec. 12; runs Jan. 10, 2018-Feb. 4; possible extension to Feb. 11); This Random World (Steven Dietz, playwright; Rehearsals begin Jan. 23; runs Feb. 21-Mar. 18; possible extension to Mar. 25); How the Other Half Loves (Alan Ayckbourn, playwright; Rehearsals begin Mar. 13; runs Apr. 11-May 6; possible extension to May 13); The Father (Florian Zeller, playwright; Rehearsals begin May 1; runs May 30-June 24; possible extension to July 1) and The Soul of Gershwin: The Musical Journey of an American Klesmer (George and Ira Gershwin, music-lyrics; George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, songs from "Porgy and Bess"; Joseph Vass, creator-playwright; Rehearsals begin June 12; runs July 11-Aug. 5; possible extension to Aug. 12). Season rehearses and runs in Solana Beach CA. Pays: $443/wk. min. Equity SPT 6 Contract. Seeking—Equity Actors & Singers: 18+. Equity Principal Audition Apr 26 from 11am-7pm (lunch 3pm-4pm) at Actors' Equity Association L.A. Audition Center (5636 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood CA 91601). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. In-person sign-ups will begin at 10am on Apr. 26. Prepare two contrasting monologues (classic/contemporary--dramatic/comedic). If interested in musicals, prepare two contrasting songs (uptempo/ballad), or one song and one monologue; bring sheet music in the correct key. Limit audition package to no more than three minutes of combined material. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together.

 

EQUITY, 'PEACE, LOVE And CUPCAKES' – APR. 26 - Center Stage Theater is seeking Equity actors to play middle school kids. Note: this production encourages actors of all ethnic and racial backgrounds under the age of 18 (with the exception of Juliette). Jill Jaysen, book; Rick Hip-Flores, music-lyrics; Synopsis: Kylie Carson has a big problem: she’s different. And different isn’t necessarily a good thing in seventh grade. She loves vampires, zombies, and all things pertaining to monster movies—one of the many reasons why kids at her new school avoid her like the Creature from the Black Lagoon. To sweeten up her image—and find a place where she belongs--Kylie starts a cupcake club (Peace, Love & Cupcakes), attended by three other socially invisible girls. Together, they forge a powerful friendship, figure out how to create crowd-pleasing cupcakes, and become a booming baking business that would make Martha Stewart envious. But when Meredith Mitchell, Blakely Middle School’s resident Queen Bee, tries to sabotage their efforts, will Kylie have the courage to stand up to the bully and bring the school together? A musical that celebrates kid power, friendship, and standing up for who you are and what you believe in. Performance dates: July 27, 28, 29, 30 (five shows total); as part of the New York Musical Festival 2017 Season (http://www.nymf.org), to be performed in an Off-Broadway house to be announced, NYC. Performers' compensation is $11/hr., with no hourly minimum per week, and a maximum of 36 hours/wk. Health/pension will not be paid on this contract. Equity NYMF Contract. Seeking—“Kylie Carson:” Female, 12, female, age 12 (or adult actor who can play 12), any ethnicity, lead role. A quirky, slightly awkward, nervous new girl—described as having “weird taste in clothes and freckles on her nose"; Role requires strong acting skills and vocals; “Juliette:” Female, 16+, female, 16-adult, any ethnicity. Lead role. The Cupcake Club advisor and school drama teacher, she is Kylie’s “fairy godmother”: someone who believes in her, empowers her, and imparts words of wisdom to help her navigate the shark-infested waters of middle school; Physically, she has “hair the color of a red velvet cupcake,” which was the source of her torment in middle school; emotionally, she is calm, reassuring and supportive, while being “cool” and never preachy; Should have strong acting skills and vocals; “Lexi Poole:” Female, 12, female, age 12 (or teen actor who can play 12), any ethnicity. A shy, demure girl, who “tends to disappear” around her peers until she finds her voice and her power as a member of PLC; she is sensitive and artistic; Lexi should have strong acting skills and vocals; “Jenna Medine:” Female, 12, female, age 12 (or teen actor who can play 12), any ethnicity. “Do I talk a little loud?” Jenna is vivacious, loquacious, and the “golden tastebuds” of PLC—she knows everything about flavors and ingredients; “Sadie Harris:” Female, 12, female, age 12 (or teen actor who can play 12), any ethnicity. Captain of the Blakely Bears Basketball team, she years to be looked upon as something other than a “dumb jock"; when she finds PLC, she discovers talents she never knew she had—i.e. the ability to crack an egg with one hand; she is physically tall and athletic; skilled with dribbling a basketball or twirling it on her finger; “Meredith Mitchell:” Female, 12, female, age 12 (or teen actor who can play 12), any ethnicity. Lead role. Think "Mean Girls’" Regina George; snide, snarky, and self-absorbed, Meredith is Blakely’s Queen Bee, who rules by fear, intimidation, and a massive Instagram following; Physically, she is stylish and a dancer, capable of both highly-charged emotional scenes and evoking a mean girl that is not a cliché; Other Roles: Males & Females, 12. Equity Principal Audition Apr 26 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave.New York NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare one brief vocal selection (32-bar cut) that is appropriate for the role(s) to which you feel you are most suited. An accompanist will be provided; bring sheet music in your key and you must bring a headshot/resume, stapled together.

 

EQUITY, JOHN W. ENGEMAN THEATER – APR. 26 - Harborside Productions LLC is casting Equity dancer-singers for the John W. Engeman Theater 2017-2018 Season including: Grease (Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, book-music-lyrics; Rehearsals begin July 16; runs through Aug. 27), Gypsy (Arthur Laurents, book; Stephen Sondheim, lyrics; Jule Styne, music; Rehearsals begin Aug. 25; runs Sep. 14-Oct. 29), Annie (Thomas Meehan, book; Martin Charnin, lyrics; Charles Strouse, music; Rehearsals begin Oct. 20; runs Nov. 9-Dec. 31), Once (Edna Walsh, book; Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, music-lyrics; Rehearsals begin Jan. 1, 2018; runs Jan. 18-Mar. 4), In The Heights (Quiara Alegria Hudes, book; Lin-Manuel Miranda, music-lyrics; Rehearses begin Feb. 23; runs Mar. 15-Apr. 29) and Singin’ In The Rain (Betty Comden and Adolph Green, book; Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown, music-lyrics; Rehearsals begin Apr. 27; May 17-July 1). Season runs in Northport NY. Pays $422/wk. Equity LOA ref. to COST Agreement. Seeking—Equity Singer-Dancers (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18+. Equity Chorus Calls Apr 26 at 9:30am for Equity female singers & 2pm 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. Singers: Prepare 16 bars of a song in style of (or from) the show for which you wish to be considered. Bring dance clothes/shoes in case asked to stay and dance. Bring picture and resume. Dancers: Bring jazz and/or ballet shoes. Prepare 16 bars in case asked to stay and sing. Bring picture and resume.

 

'ME The PEOPLE' – APR. 26 - Perry Street Theatricals is casting Me the People, a new American musical from the people that brought you "Bush Wars." Nancy Holson, book & lyrics; Rehearses May 8-23; dress rehearsals May 22 & 23; tech May 24; previews May 24 & 25; run begins June 1 at The Triad Theatre in NYC. Pays $600 for rehearsals (flat fee), $100 for each preview performance, and $500 per performance week. Seeking—Female 1 (Lead): 23-30, Broadway/rock belter. Attractive and funny. Should be able to act as various characters. Some people she plays are Hillary Clinton, Betsy Ross, Melania Trump, and Angela Merkel; Female 2 (Lead): 23-30, bluesy belter. Attractive and funny. Some of the people she plays are Michelle Obama, Dr. Ben Carson, Melania Trump, and Diana Ross; Male (Lead): 23-30, rangy Broadway voice. A quirky, funny man who can be an extrovert and absolutely fearless onstage. Some of the characters he plays are Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Kim Jong-un, and Kellyanne Conway. Audition by appointment Apr 26 in New York NY. Note: All must sing well and have strong comedic ability. Comedy, musical, and/or improv backgrounds a plus. Must be available on the audition day. For more info, visit www.methepeoplemusical.com.

 

IRON CROW THEATRE 'SEASON Of IDENTITY' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 27 - Iron Crow Theatre is seeking Equity and non-Equity professional actors and actor-singer-dancers of all ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and expressions for various roles in Iron Crow Theater's upcoming 2017-18 season titled, The Season of Identity. Non-traditional casting, drag and burlesque performance, and gender-flexible casting strategies may be employed. Season includes: The Cradle Will Rock (Rehearsals begin in mid-August; runs Sep.-Oct. 2017); The Rocky Horror Show (Rehearsals begin in October; runs late October 2017); The Goodies (Workshops begin summer 2017; rehearsals begin Nov.; runs Dec. 2017); Cloud 9 (Rehearsals begin in Jan. 2018; runs Feb.); Corpus Christi (Rehearsals begin March; runs April) and The Laramie Project (Rehearsals begin May; runs June). Season rehearses in Baltimore MD and/or Towson MD. Season performs in Baltimore MD at The Baltimore Theatre Project. The Rocky Horror Show performs in Baltimore MD at The Motor House. A small stipend provided based on role. Equity Guest Artist contracts are available though rarely offered at this time. Housing is not provided by the theatre. Local actors are preferred. Travel stipends are not available at this time. Seeking—Various Roles: Males & Females, 18-70, For full breakdown, visit www.ironcrowtheatre.org/audition. Seeking talent from Baltimore MD. Prepare either a brief song in the style of the show(s) you are interested in; or a brief contemporary monologue; or a one-minute contemporary monologue and 32 bars of a song. In-person auditions are preferred and given preferential consideration though video submission will be reviewed if submitted. In-person audition appointments can be made by utilizing the online scheduler below. Include headshots & resumes with video submissions. Submit all videos and supplemental materials to casting@ironcrowtheatre.org.

 

'SISYPHUS The MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 27 - Sisyphus the Musical is casting Sisyphus the Musical. Synopsis: The all-new work takes a modern twist to the Greek myth of Sisyphus. Sid, an up-and-coming politician, is running for mayor of some gritty city somewhere. During a campaign stop he angers the leader (Old Man Zeus) of a small group of homeless people. A confrontation erupts and, when the dust settles, Sid, now Sisyphus, finds himself under Zeus’ rule in ancient Greece during the Age of Sisyphus. Rehearsals begin in mid-April; the musical is scheduled for June 9 at the Aurora Fox Theater, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora, CO; additional performances will continue through the month of June. All leads, supporting roles, and ensemble members will be paid a stipend commensurate with their role. Seeking—“Zeus” (Lead): Male, 40-70; “Sisyphus” (Lead): Male, 28-50, All leads, supporting roles, and ensemble members will be paid a stipend commensurate with their role; “Thantos” (Lead): Male, 27-48, All leads, supporting roles, and ensemble members will be paid a stipend commensurate with their role; “Ares” (Lead): Male, 23-42; Ensemble: 18-75, various extras including Citizens, Workers, Spartans, Handmaidens, etc. Seeking talent from Denver CO. For submission, visit backstage.com

 

'FREEWAY DREAMS: A MUSICAL FANTASY ABOUT L.A.' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 27 - Tamra Pica Casting is casting Freeway Dreams, a new musical performing in the heart of NOHO this spring. Wayne Moore, music & lyrics; Wayne Moore & Michael Greer, book; Jason Blume, Rossini & Handel, additional music; Synopsis: A Japanese tour bus has overturned on the Hollywood Freeway bringing traffic to a stop-dead standstill. Four people are trapped next to each other. They begin to daydream in their cars. After a while, they’ve been there for so long, they find themselves in each other’s daydreams. By the time the traffic finally begins to move again, all four have come to realizations about themselves. First read through scheduled for April 5. Performances begin May 12 for a three-week run (Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 7pm) with a possible extension to Sunday nights only. Some pay. A $300 total stipend will be provided for rehearsals ($150 completion of rehearsal) and performances ($150 completion of performances). Seeking—“Lee” (Lead): Male, 25-35, cute, mid 20s, not real bright, but very gregarious and ambitious; “Brenda” (Lead): Female, 40-50, a busy casting agent, a large woman, mid-40s. She’s a little jaded and mean, but it’s because "the biz" wore her down; “Andrew” (Lead): Male, 30-45, an actor, 30s-40s, very insecure and scared. He’s wrapped too tightly and ready to snap. He is late for an audition; “Deborah” (Lead): Female, 30-40, 30s-40s, extremely cute but doesn’t know it. A little nerdy and needy, but in an appealing way. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. All actors must be strong singers. Prepare 16-32 bars of a contemporary musical/Broadway standard piece. Casting encourages music prepared by being marked, if possible. Have a few choices in your book with different styles. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the casting agency.

 

'CILLA The MUSICAL' – APR. 27 DEADLINE - UK - Cilla The Musical is casting Cilla The Musical. Project description: "The new spectacular and heart-warming musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed hit ITV television series by Bafta Award winner, Jeff Pope. It tells the extraordinary story of the teenage girl from Liverpool whose teenage dreams of stardom lead to her becoming one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers of all time." Contract runs Aug. 1, 2017-July 1, 2018, touring the UK. Professional pay. Seeking—“Cilla” (Lead): Female, 18-35, plays Cilla from her first discovery as a teenager onwards. Auditions by appointment May 2 at Liverpool Empire Theatre (Lime St., Liverpool, England L1 1JE). Open Casting Calls May 8 at Edinburgh Playhouse (18-22 Greenside Ln., Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 3AA), May 9 at New Alexandra Theatre (Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham, England B5 4DS) and May 12 at Dominion Theatre (268-269 Tottenham Court Rd, London, England W1T 7AQ). Register for the open call online at tinyurl.com/CillaTheMusical. Registration deadline is Apr. 27.

 

EQUITY, NEW YORK MUSICAL FESTIVAL (NYMF) – APR. 27 - New York Musical Festival is casting Equity actors-singers for the 2017 Season including: Firefly In The Light (Shayna Toh, book-music lyrics. Rehearsals begin July 1; runs July 12, 15, and 19) at South Studio at Playwrights Horizons), Freedom Riders: The Civil Rights Musical (Richard Allen, book; Richard Allen and Taran Gray, music-lyrics), Generation Me (Will Finan, music; Julie Soto, book-lyrics), Motherfreakinghood! (Maternal Discretion Advised)! (Julie Dunlap and Sara Stotts, book-music-lyrics) and Temple Of The Souls (Anita Velez-Mitchell, story; Anita Velez-Mitchell, Lorca Peress and Anika Paris, book; Dean Landon and Anika Paris, music). Rehearsals begin June 10; runs July 10-Aug. 6 in NYC. Pays $11/hr. Equity NYMF Agreement. No hourly minimum per week, and a maximum of 36 hours/week. Health/pension will not be paid on this contract Seeking Equity Actor-Singers: males & Females, 18+. For Firefly In The Light – “Wendy:” 17-24. Female. Mezzo-soprano, MUST be able to belt. Talented, ambitious and determined, plays all her cards right in order to be a star; “Jake:” 17-24. Male. Tenor. Quiet and unassuming with a musical streak. Takes his time to find his voice and place in the world; “Luisa:” 40. Female. Mezzo. Wendy s mother. Has a steely cool exterior but holds secrets she doesn’t wish to share; “Guillard:” 40. Male. Bari-tenor. Owner of the nightclub Wendy works at, 7 years later. Sleazy, street-savvy, wry. Has questionable motivations regarding Wendy; “Olivia:” 17-24. Female. Alto. Wendy s best friend in high school. Sweet and friendly exterior but knows exactly what she wants and how to get it; Simon/Manager (Dual): 20s. Male. Tenor. Simon: The big man of Walton High. Sleek and suave, in tune with the latest fads and fashions, and is perfectly content with where he s going. Manager: The commercialism and chaos of Hollywood in one guy. Cares for Jake but cares more about his career; Ensemble: Variety of roles, from high schoolers to showgirls to paparazzi to fans; for Freedom Riders: The Civil Rights Musical – “Diane Nash:” female, 18-25, African-American. Student civil rights activist and reluctant strategic leader of the Nashville Student Movement. Elegant, feisty, and straight to the point. Mezzo soprano with strong belt; “John Lewis:” male, 18-25, African-American. Student civil rights activist, has taken a break from school to participate on the freedom rides. Shy, quiet yet eloquent and powerful presence. Tenor; musical theatre/gospel sound with strong belt; “John Seigenthaler:” male, 25-35, Caucasian. Free speech activist, friend of the Kennedy s and newest advisor in the administration. Tenor; musical theatre pop with soulful licks and strong belt; “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:” male, 25-35, African-American. MLK Jr. at the middle of his civil rights career as he is reluctantly thrust to the forefront of the movement. Bari-tenor; musical theatre pop with soulful licks and strong belt; “Robert F. Kennedy:” male, 30-40, Caucasian. The current Attorney General in the Kennedy administration as they try to navigate between domestic and foreign policy. Tenor; musical theatre pop with soulful licks and strong belt; Bernard Lafayette/Male Track 1: male, 18-25, African-American. Student civil rights activist. Tenor; musical theatre/gospel sound with strong belt; Jim Zwerg/Male Track 2: male, 18-25, Caucasian. Student civil rights activist. Tenor; musical theatre/gospel sound with strong belt; Stokely Carmichael/Male Track 3: male, 18-25, African-American. Student civil rights activist. Tenor; musical theatre/gospel sound with strong belt; Frances Bergman/Female Track 1: female, 18-25, Caucasian. Civil rights activist. Soprano; musical theatre/gospel sound with strong belt; Lucretia Collins/Female Track 2: female, 18-25, African-American. Student civil rights activist. Soprano; musical theatre/gospel sound with strong belt; Freedom Riders: 3 Males & 2 Females, 18-60, all ethnicities. Will play additional roles that come with solos; legit musical theatre/gospel; for Generation Me – “Kyle Peterson:” Male, 18, any Ethnicities. Athletic build. Zoe s boyfriend, a popular senior jock, arrogant and charming. A heavy negative influence in Milo s life. Must play guitar. Strong pop voice; “Edward Weiber:” Male, 15, any Ethnicities. All body types. Exuberant dweeb. Longs to be included in social situations. Strong baritone/tenor. Pop-belt voice; for Motherfreakinghood! (Maternal Discretion Advised)! – “Rachael Nixon:” Female, late 20s; one of the three leads. First-time mom, wide-eyed and optimistic, bubbly, confident, enthusiastic without being cheesy. Vocal range mezzo-soprano D3-F5 or higher (up to A6). Excellent comedic timing and basic improv skills. Must be able to carry a ballad, own a country song like a boss and belt a rock song with both confidence and humor. Any ethnicity; “Angie Miller:” Female, early 30s; one of three leads. Second-time mom, straight-laced, type-A, CPA, seemingly uptight. Vocal range mezzo-soprano D3-F5 or higher (up to A6), though primarily alto range. Excellent comedic timing and basic improv skills. Must be able to break from straight-laced character to belt a dirty funk song in alto range. Any ethnicity; “Marcia Burger:” Female, early 40s; one of three leads. A reluctant fourth-time mom, surprised and horrified by her unexpected fourth pregnancy, sarcastic, ballsy, brassy. Vocal range mezzo-soprano D3-F5 (up to A6). Excellent comedic timing and basic improv skills. Must be able to belt rock comedy (like a female Jack Black) Any ethnicity; Male Supporting: Male, 19-24 years old. To play a variety of roles, primarily Mr. Xanax, a vaudeville-like leading man. Will also play Prom Date, a senior in high school, as well as a birthing assistant, grocery store clerk, barista, tango dancer. Fit and in good physical shape; excellent comedic timing and basic improv skills for a variety of character personas. Limited speaking roles, primarily chorus but will need to be able to carry a strong leading-man, vaudevillian number; vocal range baritone C3-G4. Any ethnicity; Female Supporting: Female, late 30s - early 40s. To play a variety of roles, primarily Broeckelmann (Marcia's high school archnemesis-turned-driving-instructor), Birthing Instructor, Sexy Mommy, Grocery Store Manager, and a Tango Dancer. Fit and in good physical shape, confident; excellent comedic timing and basic improv skills for a variety of character personas. Limited speaking roles, vocal range mezzo-soprano G3-F5, primarily chorus but will need to be able to belt a comical, jazzy solo number in the second scene. Any ethnicity; for Temple Of The Souls – “Amada:” female, 16, Latina. Pop/belt Soprano. She is the sixteen-year old sole daughter of Don Severo. She is courageous, adventurous, and daring. Amada believes that her mother died in childbirth. Knowledge of Spanish. Also plays: Tourist; “Don Severo:” male, 50, Latino. Baritone. He is a fifty-year old Conquistador born in Spain and raised in Puerto Rico. Severo is an arrogant, daring, self-indulgent Spaniard, who is both respected and feared by the people on the island; Knowledge of Spanish. Also plays: Tourist; “Nana:” female, 40s, Latina. Mezzo Soprano. She is in her forties, and one of the few Taíno women who survived the Conquistadores decimation of the Taínos; strong willed, caring, and earthy; Knowledge of Spanish. Also plays: Tour Guide; “Guario:” male, 20s, Latino. Pop Tenor. He is a young Taíno man in his twenties, who was raised as a criado (a servant raised in a Spanish home); Knowledge of Spanish. Also plays: Tourist; “Nemesio:” male, 20s, Latino. Tenor. He is an orphan in his twenties who was raised in Don Severo’s home with his cousin Amada; Knowledge of Spanish. Also plays: Tourist; Ensemble Men: male, 20s 40s, Latino. To play TAÍNO SOULS (Indigenous people of Puerto Rico), Severo S Men, Nemesio S Man Servant Luis, Townsfolk, Pastor. Must have knowledge of Spanish; Ensemble Women: female, 20s 40s, Latina. To play Taíno Souls (Indigenous people of Puerto Rico), Young Girls Chorus (Five teenage girls), Townsfolk. Must have knowledge of Spanish. Equity Principal Audition Apr 27 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W 46th St, 16th Fl., New York NY 10036). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare one brief vocal selection that is appropriate for the role(s) to which you feel you are most suited. An accompanist will be provided, bring sheet music in your key and you must bring five pictures and resumes stapled together, no exceptions will be made (at least bring five resumes if you don't have five pictures available). If unable to attend the EPAs, and you wish to submit to a specific production, submit to the submission contact name and address listed under each individual show, multiple casting offices are participating in these group days, so be sure to submit accordingly. Representatives with casting authority from each show will be present, you are free to bring in something specifically appropriate for any of the shows, or perform one general selection that shows you off best, but, as in years past, we are not permitting more than one vocal selection at this EPA day. Michael Cassara Casting is the resident casting office for the 2017 NYMF, coordinating three days of group EPAs (next EPAs are yet TBA). If unable to attend the EPAs, general festival submissions only (but not for a specific show) may be sent to: Michael Cassara Casting, 333 W. 39th St., Suite #800, New York NY 10018, Attn: NYMF, or to submissions@michaelcassara.net. Exact performance dates and venues are still being finalized.

 

KIDS, 'PEACE, LOVE And CUPCAKES: The MUSICAL' – APR. 27 - Center Stage Theater Company is casting Peace, Love and Cupcakes, part of the NYMF Summer season. Sheryl Berk, Carrie Berk, & Jill Jaysen, book; Rick Hip-Flores, music & lyrics; Synopsis: Based on the bestselling children's book series, Kylie Carson has a big problem: she’s different. And different isn’t necessarily a good thing in 7th grade. She loves vampires, zombies, and all things pertaining to monster movies--one of the many reasons why kids at her new school avoid her like the Creature from the Black Lagoon. To sweeten up her image--and find a place where she belongs--Kylie starts a cupcake club (Peace, Love & Cupcakes), attended by three other socially invisible girls. Together, they forge a powerful friendship, figure out how to create crowd-pleasing cupcakes, and become a booming baking business that would make Martha Stewart envious. But when Meredith Mitchell, Blakely Middle School’s resident Queen Bee, tries to sabotage their efforts, will Kylie have the courage to stand up to the bully and bring the school together? A musical that celebrates kid power, friendship, and standing up for who you are and what you believe in. Rehearsals and performances in NYC. Performance dates: July 27, 28, 29, 30 (5 shows total); as part of the New York Musical Festival 2017 Season (http://www.nymf.org). Rehearsal schedule TBD. Seeking—“Kylie Carson” (Lead): Female, Leader of The Cupcake Club. Female, age 12 (or adult actor who can play 12), any ethnicity. A quirky, slightly awkward, nervous new girl--described as having “weird taste in clothes and freckles on her nose.” The butt of everyone’s jokes, she struggles with self-doubt and finding a place she fits in amidst the school social scene. Role requires strong acting skills and vocals; “Juliette DuBois” (Lead): Female, 16-adult, any ethnicity. Lead role. The Cupcake Club advisor and school drama teacher, she is Kylie’s “fairy godmother”; someone who believes in her, empowers her, and imparts words of wisdom to help her navigate the shark-infested waters of middle school. Physically, she has “hair the color of a red velvet cupcake”; which was the source of her torment in middle school. Emotionally, she is calm, reassuring and supportive, while being “cool” and never preachy. Juliette should have strong acting skills and vocals; “Lexi Poole” (Lead): Female, one of The Cupcake Club. Female, age 12 (or teen actor who can play 12), any ethnicity. A shy, demure girl, who “tends to disappear” around her peers until she finds her voice and her power as a member of PLC. She is sensitive and artistic; the person responsible for turning the club’s cupcakes into mini works of art. Lexi should have strong acting skills and vocals; “Jenna Medina” (Lead): Female, one of The Cupcake Club. Female, age 12 (or teen actor who can play 12), any ethnicity. “Do I talk a little loud?” Jenna is vivacious, loquacious, and the “golden tastebuds” of PLC--she knows everything about flavors and ingredients; “Sadie Harris” (Lead): Female, one of The Cupcake Club. Female, age 12 (or teen actor who can play 12), any ethnicity. Captain of the Blakely Bears Basketball team, she years to be looked upon as something other than a “dumb jock;” “Meredith Mitchell” (Lead): Female, Leader of The Blah Girls (popular girls). Female, age 12 (or teen actor who can play 12), any ethnicity. Snide, snarky and self-absorbed, Meredith is Blakely’s Queen Bee who rules by fear, intimidation and a massive Instagram following. Physically, she is stylish and a dancer, capable of both highly-charged emotional scenes and evoking a mean girl that is not a cliché; Supporting/Ensemble Roles: Males & Females, 11-16. Audition by appointment Apr 27 from 4pm-8pm at Ripley Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., New York NY 10018). Prepare one brief vocal selection (16- or 32-bar cut) that is appropriate for the role(s) to which you feel you are most suited. An accompanist will be provided, bring sheet music in your key and you must bring a headshot/resume stapled together. Submit on Backstage or email headshot/resume/video to plcthemusical@gmail.com for audition appointment. Casting will send you time and confirmation. Callbacks Apr. 30. Seeking Equity/non-Equity actors to play middle school kids. Note: This production encourages actors of all ethnic and racial backgrounds under the age of 18 (with the exception of Juliette). Always bring your Equity card.

 

'SEX ANYONE' – APR. 27 – LOS ANGELES - Integrita Theatrical is casting Sex Anyone, a warm, funny, touching, old-fashioned musical about sexual obsession for the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Synopsis: John uses sex to seek love and connection. Marty uses alcohol to escape his pain. They try to build a life as their demons and guardian angels battle: lust, booze and despair vs. recovery and hope. Can they find a happy ending? Rehearses May 19-June 3 (based on actor availability) runs June 4, 5:30pm, June 10, 3:30pm, June 16, 10pm, June 18, 5:30pm, June 23, 11:55pm, and June 24, 10pm in Los Angeles CA. The producers plan to apply for an Actors' Equity 50-Seat Showcase Code. Seeking—“John” (Lead): Male, “Marty” (Supporting): Male, 33-50, mid 30's or older; edgy, a musician, ideally plays guitar, recovering alcoholic; he is John's romantic interest and has a past as a hustler; “Jake” (Supporting): Male, 45-70, 40's-60's or older; the wiser, older, funny Jewish mentor; he has some lovely solos; John’s Mom (Supporting): Female, 40-60, her death from breast cancer is the show's catalyst; “Terry” (Supporting): Male or Female, 31-64, a straight-talking news editor, John's friend and confidant, a recovering alcoholic who could be either male or female; “Pat” (Supporting): Male or Female, 30-70, an outrageous, campy control freak and recovering sex addict; Swing (Chorus/Ensemble): 31-70, doubling for roles such as Grandmother, John's Dad, Mob Leader and Receptionist. Audition by appointment Apr 27 from 5:15pm-10pm at Studio C (6448 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90038). Be prepared to show us, in your best 32 bars, an earnest modern self, struggling to make someone happy. Accompanist will be provided. Stage experience preferred.

 

'GREASE' – APR. 27 & 28 – CHICAGO - The Palace Theater is casting Grease, a musical. Rehearsals begin June 5. Runs June 23-Aug. 20. Some pay. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): 18+. Auditions by appointment Apr 27 & 28 at Lou Conte Dance Studios (1147 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago IL 60607). For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

 

'EQUITY, 'INTERMISSION The MUSICAL!' – APR. 27 & 28 – SEATTLE - Fifth Avenue Theatre is casting Equity singers and dancers for Intermission The Musical! Rehearsals begin Jan. 2, 2018; runs Feb. 9-25 in Seattle WA. Pays $1118/wk. Equity WCLO Agreement. Seeking—“Butch:” Male, 20-39, he and his brother Jesse are a kind of modern day Laurel and Hardy; Butch is always the one with the plan; he thinks he needs to protect Jesse; “Jesse:” Male, 20-39, childlike; sweet, innocent and eager to please; an idiot with a huge heart; Major Bedd/Zed: Male, 40-49, is arrogant, power hungry, and insecure; very wound up, clearly has something up his ass; he’s an aspiring Vladimir Putin; Zed is his Peace-loving twin brother; “Princess Safia:” Female, 20-29, the King and Queen’s only child, she’s a little bratty, but basically sweet underneath; when her country is in danger she finds her strength; “Oona:” Female, 20-29, she’s led a very sheltered life, due to a cruel and demanding father; when she finally escapes, she’s desperate to do something big to give her life meaning; King/Albert: Male, 50-59, the King is a sweet but inefficient ruler; Albert is the spokesman for the townspeople. Equity Chorus Calls AEA for Equity Singers by appointment Apr 27 from 12noon-4pm and Apr 28 from 12noon-4pm at Fifth Avenue Theatre (1308 5th Ave, Seattle WA 98101). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Singers: prepare two 32 bar cuts of contemporary musical theatre songs. Dancers: Men: bring tap shoes and jazz shoes or sneakers. Women: wear character heels. Email casting@5thavenue.org for an appointment. Details provided with appointment. Children will not be seen at these auditions. For more info, visit www.5thavenue.org/auditions.

 

EQUITY, COMBINED LORT AUDITIONS – APR. 27 & 28 - Producers are seeking Equity actors and singers for various roles within the upcoming 2017-18 seasons for The Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville KY and The Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis MN. Actors Theatre of Louisville's 2017-18 season includes: Angles in America: Parts 1 & 2 (in rotating rep; Tony Kushner, playwright; Rehearsals begin July 5, 2017; opens Aug. 31; closes Oct. 15); Dracula (William McNulty, adaptation-dir. Rehearsals begin Aug. 10; opens Sep. 8; closes Oct. 31); Little Bunny Foo Foo (Anne Washburn, playwright; Dave Malloy, original composition; Rehearsals begin Sep. 9; opens Jan. 11, 2018; closes Feb. 4); Skeleton Crew (Dominique Morisseau, playwright. Rehearsals begin Dec. 27; opens Jan. 25, 2018; closes Feb. 11); A Christmas Carol (rehearsals begin Oct. 26; opens Nov. 24; closes Dec. 23); and plays in the Humana Festival of New American Plays for 2018, which will be announced mid-November. Guthrie Theater's 2017-18 season includes: Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare, playwright; Rehearsals begin Aug. 15; opens Sep. 15; closes Oct. 28); Watch on the Rhine (Lillian Hellman, playwright. Rehearsals begin Sep. 5; opens Oct. 6; closes Nov. 5); A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens, writer; Crispin Whittell, adaptation. Rehearsals begin Oct. 17; opens Nov. 18; closes Dec. 30); Blithe Spirit (Noël Coward, playwright. Rehearsals begin Oct. 31; opens Dec. 1; closes Jan. 14, 2018); play TBA (to be announced Apr. 17. Rehearsals begin Jan. 23; opens Feb. 23; closes Mar. 25); Familiar (Danai Gurira, writer. Rehearsals begin Feb. 13; opens Mar. 16; closes Apr. 15); Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (Todd Kreidler, playwright, based on the screenplay "Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner" by William Rose. Rehearsals begin Mar. 13; opens Apr. 13; closes May 27); An Enemy of the People (Kia Corthron, playwright, based on the play by Henrik Ibsen; Rehearsals begin Mar. 27; opens May 4; closes June 3); a musical TBA (to be announced Apr. 17. Rehearsals begin May 15; opens June 22; closes Aug. 26); and The Legend of Georgia McBride (Matthew Lopez, playwright. Rehearsals begin June 19; opens July 20; closes Aug. 26). Pays: $861 and $637/wk;. current min. for Actors Theatre of Louisville. Equity LORT Non-Rep Cat. B and D Contracts. Pays: $992, $861 and $637/wk. current min. for Guthrie Theater. Equity LORT Non-Rep Cat. A, B, and D Contracts. Seeking—Equity Actors and Singers: 18+. For LITTLE BUNNY FOO FOO - THE BLUE FAIRY: any gender, a mysterious and ethereal creature, must be a singer; CATMONSTER: any gender, a big lug, must be a singer; GENTLEMEN TOADS: 3 male actor musicians, each proficient in either Saxophone, Trombone, or Drums. Must be able to read sheet music. Equity Principal Auditions Apr 27 from 9:30am-5:30pm and Apr 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. Total audition time no more than two minutes. Prepare either: Two one-minute monologues, one contemporary and one Shakespearean in verse; or prepare a one-minute monologue of choice and 16 bars of a song. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together. For more information, visit www.actorstheatre.org and www.guthrietheater.org.

 

WOODSTOCK SUMMER STOCK THEATRE - NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 28 - Woodstock Playhouse is casting the 2017 Season including: All Shook Up, Mary Poppins and 42nd Street. Rehearsals and performances run June 6-Aug. 20 in Woodstock NY. Housing, meals, and stipend for the season included. Seeking—“Sylvia” (Supporting): Female, 20-38, no-nonsense, owner of Sylvia's Honky-Tonk. Belt – Alto II to Soprano II, Low F, belt to at least B-flat, Gospel Riff to High G; “Lorraine” (Supporting): Female, 16-24, Sylvia's sassy, smart, and sweet daughter. Alto Belt Mid. C, gospel mix to high F; “Jim Hawler” (Supporting): Male, 30-50, Natalie's widower, down-to-earth father. Baritone to E-flat; Ensemble Dancer-Singer (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18-28, strong dancer; ensemble singer for the full season: All Shook Up, Mary Poppins, 42nd Street. Height: 5'9" to 5' 11"; “George Banks” (Lead): Male, 28-45, a banker to the very fiber of his being. Demanding "precision and order" in his household, His emotional armor, however, conceals a sensitive soul. A baritone, George may speak-sing as necessary. Vocal range: B-flat2 to E-flat4; “Julian Marsh” (Lead): Male, 36-50, powerful, charismatic, and successful Broadway director; Baritone up to an A-flat. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

 

EQUITY, 'SPAMALOT' - APR. 28 DEADLINE – ANAHEIM - 3D Theatricals is casting Spamalot. Seeking actors that have a strong sense of knowledge about this type of comedy and are familiar with the "Monty Python" movies. We want to stay very true to what the fans have come to know and love about this franchise. Rehearsals begin July 10 (nonunion) and July 17 (AEA); runs Aug. 4-13 at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center and Aug. 18-27 at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. Pays $578/wk. Equity LOA/COST Contract. Seeking—“King Arthur:” Male, 40-69, the King of England, who sets out on a quest to form the Knights of the Round Table and find the Holy Grail. Great humor. Good singer; baritone, low G2-high F4; The Lady of the Lake: Female, 20-49, a diva; strong, beautiful, possesses mystical powers. The leading lady of the show. Great singing voice is essential, as she must be able to sing effortlessly in many styles and vocal registers. Sings everything from opera to pop to scatting; alto with large range, low E3-high B6; “Sir Robin:” Male, 30-49, a Knight of the Round Table. Ironically called "Sir Robin the Brave," though he couldn't be more cowardly. Joins the Knights for the singing and dancing. Also plays Guard 1 and Brother Maynard, a long-winded monk. A good mover; tenor/baritone, low D3-high G4; “Sir Lancelot:” Male, 30-49, a Knight of the Round Table. Very handsome. He is fearless to a bloody fault but through a twist of fate discovers his "softer side." This actor must be great with character voices and accents, as he also plays The French Taunter, an arrogant, condescending, over-the-top Frenchman; the Knight of Ni, an absurd, cartoonish leader of a peculiar group of Knights; and Tim the Enchanter, a ghostly being with a Scottish accent; tenor/baritone, low C3-high E4; “Patsy:” male, 30-49, King Arthur's horse and servant. On the shorter side. Under-appreciated but always longing for Arthur's approval. Good, funny, physical mover with some tap dancing. Also plays Mayor, a jolly red-faced man who advertises the merits of his hometown; and the drunken, useless Guard 2. Very good mover. Tap skills a must. Must attend dance call for consideration; tenor/baritone, low B-flat3 to high G5; “Sir Galahad:” Male, 30-39, a Knight of the Round Table. Very handsome. Begins as Dennis, a lower class "mud gatherer" who becomes knighted and transforms into the dashing Sir Galahad. Also plays Prince Herbert's Father, a wealthy, brutish Yorkshireman at odds with his sensitive son; and The Black Knight, who is always ready to duel despite multiple injuries. Strong bari-tenor singing required; tenor, low B-flat3 to high B-flat5; “Sir Bedevere:” Male, 20-49, a Knight of the Round Table; larger fellow. An inept scholar. Also plays Dennis Galahad's Mother, a shrill peasant woman; and Concorde, Sir Lancelot's horse; tenor/baritone with falsetto, low D3-high G4; Male Ensemble: 18+, six strong dancers and singers (must be able to hold tight harmonies) of all different types to play many roles including the other Knights of the Round Table, Sir Not Appearing, Sir Bohrs, Bodies in "Not Yet Dead," the Dancing Monk, the Dancing Nun, French Citizens, Finland Citizens, a French Guard, Robin's Minstrel, and more! Strong dance skills preferred; tap skills a bonus. All six men tap in “Brightside” (quite extensive tapping) and need to be able to run and jump onto the Camelot tables, and do the “Fiddler” knee slides. A few must have strong Russians. It is a rigorous and deceptively difficult show for the men; Female Ensemble: 18+, six strong and sexy dancers who sing very well and can hold harmonies, to play many roles including the Camelot Girls, the Laker Girls, a French Guard, Knights of Ni, two of Robin's Minstrels, French Citizens, Finland Citizens, and more! All will be wearing very skimpy/revealing costumes in the show. Tap skills a bonus. Equity Principal Audition May 1 from 10am-5pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at 3DT Rehearsal Hall (1255 N. Knollwood Circle, Anaheim CA 92801; Park in lot). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For an audition appointment, Equity members email auditions@3dtheatricals.org by Apr. 28 for EPA appointments. Specify preferred appointment time and AEA# in the email. Appointments are scheduled every 20 minutes with six actors in each group. Headshot & resume is not needed for appointment request.  Prepare a song in the style of the show that best shows range and acting ability. Bring sheet music in correct key. Score will be provided if singing from the show. Singing from the show is preferred. Bring headshot and resume stapled together. Accompanist provided. No a capella! Non-Union will be seen. Visit www.3DTheatricals.org for additional audition dates. Do not contact the artistic team. Email all audition related questions to auditions@3dtheatricals.org. Callbacks May 9-12. Note: The role of Historian/Not Dead Fred/Prince Herbert/Minstrel/French Guard is cast. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

 

'SHE LOVES ME' - APR. 28 DEADLINE - Tent Theatre is casting Equity actor for She Loves Me. Rehearsals begin May 29; runs June 14-24 in Springfield MO. Equity URTA Tier 1 Agreement. Seeking—“George Nowack:” Male, 18+, an established employee of Maraczek's Parfumerie, he resembles a hopeless romantic; shy, intelligent, and soft spoken; he is like the son Mr. Maraczek never had; tenor/baritone. Seeking talent from Springfield MO. Seeking video submissions for the role of Georg Nowack. Prepare the song She Loves Me from the musical and one monologue no more than 60 seconds. Include your headshot and resume. Submit digitally to RWestenberg@missouristate.edu by Apr. 28.

 

'OCCASION FOR SIN' – APR. 28 DEADLINE f/MAY 9 - Occasion for Sin is casting Occasion for Sin, a musical. Synopsis: A Jewish saint battles the Spanish Inquisition over the conquest of Peru. Seeking a diverse cast of 20+ to portray individuals from the 16th-century Spanish Empire (Native American, Spanish, Italian, and Hapsburg Netherlands). Rehearses May 30-June 22 (weekdays from 10am-6pm; six performances between June 23-July 8 at Planet Connections Theatre Fest in NYC. Pays: $150 stipend. Seeking—“Garcia de Toledo” (Lead): Male, 18-50, Tenor. A bastard priest, risking it all for justice, but justice is hard to find. Will he settle for power? Sword experience a plus; “Cobos” (Lead): Male, 30-60, Bari-tenor. Regent of Spain. A charming, funny, devious, and self-centered politician. He cries all the way to the bank; “Teresa” (Lead): Female, 16-50, Mezzo. Teresa glows in the dark, but she’s not sentimental. Like the Dalai Lama, she keeps her sense of humor even when totally exasperated; “Alonso” (Supporting): Male, 35-50, Bass. Father of Teresa. He’s hated the church since childhood, when the Inquisition marched his Jewish family around the cathedral, while neighbors threw garbage. Desperate to save his children and his self-respect. Sword experience a plus; Prince/King Felipe II (Supporting): Male, 13-44, High tenor. Itching for justice, but raised by Cobos. Felipe has no one to trust, and believes that serving him means serving God; “Lorenzo” (Supporting): Male, 18-40, Tenor. Plays 18+. Brother of Teresa. A conquistador. Terrified by the Inquisition, he finds courage in the New World. Sword experience a plus; “Manco Inca” (Supporting): Male, 25-50, Baritone. Ruled Peru in semi-harmony with the Spaniards until they tried to rape his wife; Gypsy Dancers Who Sing (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 16-30, soprano and alto. Audition by appointment May 9 in New York NY. Submit headshot, resume, and a link to your best 32 legit bars via video by April 28 via backstage.com.

 

EQUITY, 'ALL FOR JOE' – APR. 28 - IMP Digital Studios is casting Equity actor-singers for All For Joe, a new musical. Joseph M. Pizza, music-lyrics-book; Rehearsals begin May 15; runs June 14 at the Bergen PAC in Paramus NJ. Pays $662/wk., plus P&H (AEA.) Pays $400/wk (non-union.) Equity LOA Agreement. Seeking—“Joe:” Male, 40-49, hardworking and charismatic; ready to quit his 9-5 job and pursue his passion of being a writer; Bari-Tenor; married with two children; “Danny:” Male, 18+ to play 15; Ariela’s little brother, Joe and Lauren’s son; has a hard time fitting in at school despite his charming personality; shorter than the rest of the guys in his class; living in the shadow of his sister; must move well; tenor to high C (falsetto ok); “Gab:” Female, 18+ to play 17; best friend of Ariela; popular, flirtatious, and out-going; gets guys easily; must dance well, mezzo-soprano; “Ralphie Maxwell:” Male, 40-49, was the nerdy kid in high school, now a very wealthy and successful business owner; bari-tenor; The Chimes: seeking one bass; friend and bandmate of Grandpa (Lauren’s father); most songs are in the style of doo-wop and sung as a quartet. Equity Principal Audition Apr 28 from 11am-6pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Nola Studios (250 W. 54th St., 11th Fl., New York NY 10019). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Seeking pop/rock singers who move well for the new musical, All For Joe. Prepare a brief section of a pop/rock song. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring picture and resume. For more info, visit www.sceneworks.com.

 

EQUITY, 'MAMMA MIA!' – APR. 28 & 29 – HOLLYWOOD - Los Angeles Philharmonic is casting Mamma Mia! Catherine Johnson, book; Bjorn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson, & some songs with Stig Anderson, music & lyrics; Rehearsals begin July 17; performs: July 28-30 at the Hollywood Bowl in L.A. Equity LOA/WCLO Agreement pending. Previous minimum: $17/hr. for rehearsal; $166/performance. Seeking—Equity Actors Who Sing & Singers Who Dance: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Auditions Apr 28 from 1pm-6pm and Apr 29 from 10am-12noon; Equity Chorus Calls Apr 29 at 1pm for Equity female dancers who sing (sign-up 12:30pm) & 3pm for Equity male dancers who sing (sign-up 2:30pm) at Hollywood United Methodist Church (6817 Franklin Ave., Hollywood CA 90028). EPA and/or ECC Procedures are in effect for these auditions. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Singers: Prepare a short version of a song that is appropriate to the style of the show (you may sing from the show). You must bring a picture and resume, and must have sheet music in the key in which you will be singing. An accompanist will be provided. Dancers: You will dance first--if you make the cut, you will be asked to sing 16 bars of something appropriate. You must bring a picture and resume, and must have sheet music in the key in which you will be singing. An accompanist will be provided.

 

EQUITY, 'The LION KING' – APR. 28 & 29 – NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Disney Theatrical Productions/Buena Vista Theatrical Group are casting Equity singers for a new tour of The Lion King. Elton John/Tim Rice, songs; Hans Zimmer, Lebo M, Mark Mancina, and Jay Rifkin, additional music; Irene Mecchi and Roger Allers, book; Rehearsals begin Sep. 5 in NYC; tours TBD. Pays $1974/wk. Equity Production (Disney) Agreement. Seeking—Equity Singers: Males & Females, 18-45, strong male and female singers who move very well; specifically seeking singers to play Simba and Shenzi as well as strong ensemble singers to cover principal roles; Equity Child Actors: Males & Females, 9-12, between 52”-58” in height, who can sing, dance, and act to play the African lion cubs Simba and Nala; we encourage children of all backgrounds to attend; no performance experience necessary. Equity Open Casting Calls Apr 28 from 10am-12noon (sign-up begins at 9:30am & ends at 11am) and Kids Equity Open Call Apr 29 from 10am-12noon (sign-up begins at 9:30am & ends at 11am) at Screenland Studios (10501 Burbank BlvdNorth Hollywood CA 91601). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Adults: Bring sheet music of a song that shows off your voice and range in 16 bars (standard, classic R&B.) No standard Broadway theatre music or material from The Lion King. Bring sheet music. Pianist provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together or a list of performance experience. Children: Be prepared to be taught the last verse of Just Can't Wait To Be King. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parents or guardians must remain at the audition site at all times. Be prepared to wait. Pianist provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together or a list of performance experience. For audition information: www.lionkingcasting.com.

 

KIDS, DISNEY's 'The LION KING' – APR. 29 – NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Buena Vista Theatrical Group is casting Disney's The Lion King, Rafiki National Tour. Seeking children ages 9-12, between 52”-58” in height, who can sing, dance, and act, to play the African lion cubs Simba and Nala. Casting states: "We encourage children of all backgrounds to attend. No performance experience necessary." This is a new touring company of The Lion King. It begins rehearsal Sep. 5, 2017 in NYC. BVTVI/Equity Production Contract. Seeking—Young “Nala:” Female, 9-12, to play a female lion cub age 9–12; looking for a very pretty, natural young actress-singer who is able to move well; looking for a confident young lady cub to keep Simba in his place; a natural talent with personality, confidence, and strength. Must be a strong singer with a belt voice up to a D. Must be between 51-57 inches; Young “Simba:” Male, 9-12, to play a male cub age 9-12; looking for a natural young actor-singer who is able to move well to be the future King of the Pridelands; a natural talent with charm and charisma able to hold the stage on his own with confidence and truth; looking for kids with personality. Must be between 51-57 inches. Open Casting Call Apr 29 from 10am-6pm (sign-in 9:30am; auditions begin 10am; sign-in ends 11am) at Screenland Studios (10501 Burbank Blvd.North Hollywood CA 91601). Be prepared to be taught the last verse of "Just Can't Wait to be King." All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parents or guardians must remain at the audition site at all times. Be prepared to wait. Casting states: "We encourage singers of all cultural backgrounds to attend this call." Pianist provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together, or a list of performance experience. For audition information, visit www.lionkingcasting.com. It is always best to attend in person but, if you are unable to attend this call, submit a video audition via our website or send a headshot/resume ASAP to Binder Casting, Attn: The Lion King, 630 9th Ave., Suite 807, New York NY 10036.

 

'ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Jr.' – APR. 29 - Broadway Bound Kidz is casting Once On This Island Jr. Synopsis: With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, Once on This Island JR. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, and the Tony-nominated Broadway musical by the legendary writing team, Ahrens and Flaherty. Through almost non-stop song and dance, this full-hearted musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and even death. Runs December 2017-February 2018, including Jan. 11-15 at JTF Musical Theatre Competition in Atlanta GA and Feb. 9-11 for an Off Broadway performance in NYC. No Pay. Participation fee of $500 required if cast. Seeking—“TiMoune” (Lead): Female, 12-16, the focus of our story and is featured in solo songs and dance. The actress performing the role should have an excellent voice and be an excellent dancer; the music Ti Moune sings is written in a pop style; make sure the actress can sing this style of music; she must be able to drive the energy of her scenes; Ti Moune performs a pivotal dance solo; if you are considering an actress who is a wonderful singer and actor but not a strong dance, don't worry. This dance isn't as much about choreography as it is about storytelling; vocal range top: E-flat5; vocal range bottom: G3; “Papa Ge” (Lead): Male, 14-19, describes himself as "the sly demon of death"; he is also the closest thing to a "bad guy" in Once On This Island Junior; the actor playing this role must be able to create a strong character and have an evil laugh; he should be a good singer, but he does not need to have a polished, pretty voice; in fact, the more unique his vocal quality is, the better; Papa Ge could be portrayed by a girl, but generally works best with a male actor; vocal range top: A-flat5; vocal range bottom: C-sharp4; “Erzulie” (Lead): Female, 14-19, the triumphant Goddess of Love; a graceful mover with a pretty voice; this is a perfect role for an actress who can be confident yet charming; vocal range top: D5; vocal range bottom: A3; “Agwe” (Lead): Male, 14-19, the God of Water; he or she has a solo early in the show that requires an excellent voice ("Rain"); vocal range top: E5; vocal range bottom: C-sharp4; “Asaka” (Lead): Female, 14-19, the Goddess of the Earth and sings one of the most popular and fun songs of the show, "Mama Will Provide"; must be a strong singer who moves well and has a robust personality; this performer should be played by a female who can create a fun character larger than life; vocal range top: E5; vocal range bottom: A3; “Mama Euralie” (Lead): Female, 16-19, the symbolic mother of us all; she is loving, practical, funny and earthy; this is a great role for a good actress with a pleasant voice; vocal range top: B5; vocal range bottom: G4; “Tonton Julian (Lead): Male, 16-19, the loving father to his adopted daughter, Ti Moune; Tonton is strong, practical, and supportive. He is faced with the difficult task of letting Ti Moune chase her dreams, even if it means that he may never see the daughter he loves again; the performer who plays this role should have a nice voice and be a good actor; vocal range top: E5; vocal range bottom: B-flat3; Little TiMoune/Little Girl (Supporting): Female, 7-10, are played by the same actress; look for someone that can portray a frightened girl, as well as a spunky, young girl who enjoys running and playing around; vocal range top: B4; vocal range bottom: E4; Storytellers (Lead): Males & Females, 12-18, these four narrators tell the story of the Once On This Island Junior; they can be female or male; these four roles are perhaps the most difficult of the show; not only do they sing the bulk of the show, they also tell the story, and if properly directed, focus the audience's attention on important events throughout the production; cast excellent singers who can both act and handle the demands of a sizeable role; vocal range top: E5; vocal range bottom: A-flat4; “Daniel Beauxhomme” (Lead): Male, 12-16, the leading male character in Once On This Island Jr; must have a good voice and be comfortable acting and moving. His role is dramatic and exciting; vocal range top: E5; vocal range bottom: C4; “Andrea” (Supporting): Female, 12-16, Daniel's refined and beautiful fiancée; Daniel and Andrea have been promised to each other by their parents since birth; she is sophisticated, educated and the exact opposite of Ti Moune; the actress performing the role should have a reasonably good voice and be able to move gracefully; Andrea needs to come across as the ultimate snob; vocal range top: D5; vocal range bottom: B-flat3; Gatekeeper (Supporting): Males & Females, 10-18, has one scene; this role can be portrayed by a boy or a girl, but he or she needs a booming voice and strong stature; vocal range top: B4; vocal range bottom: E4; Daniel’s Father (Supporting): Male, 16-19, unlike Tonton Julian, Daniel's father is not sympathetic or understanding of his son's wishes; this is a small male role requiring some singing and acting; vocal range top: D5; vocal range bottom: A3; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 7-19. Seeking talent New York NY. Auditions Apr. 29 from 10am-12noon at Ripley Grier Studios (520 8th Avenue). Callbacks same day. Prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre piece for your audition and be prepared to learn a short dance combination. If you are called back, be prepared to sing either "Waiting for Life," "Mama Will Provide," "TiMoune," or "Rain." If you are unable to audition in person, email hsalberg@yahoo.com for audition instructions.

 

MUSICAL THEATRE OPEN CALL With CASTING DIRECTOR – APR. 29 - Michael Cassara is holding a general musical theatre open call at the 2017 Actors Pro Expo. Production dates and locations TBD. Note: There is no fee required to audition, but participants must register to get a free ticket in advance for the Actors Pro Expo event. For more info, visit http://bit.ly/2nzKxHL. Seeking—Musical Theatre Singers: 18+. Open Casting Call Apr 29 from 10am-5pm at The Radisson Martinique on Broadway (49 W. 32nd St., Chelsea Room, New York NY 10001). Get your free ticket by going to http://bit.ly/2nzKxHL. Audition slots offered on a first-come-first-served basis. Arrive at 10am to sign up for your audition. Note that audition slots are first-come first-served and there is no guarantee that you will be seen for an audition. Event runners suggest you arrive early in order to secure an audition slot. Do not contact Michael Cassara directly. Bring at least two pictures/resumes and prepare 16 bars (or about 30–45 seconds) of music to sing. You must bring sheet music with you.

 

'AMAZING GRACE' – APR. 29 & MAY 1 – SILVER SPRING - Troika Entertainment, CRC Productions is casting the Washington DC premiere of, Amazing Grace. Production description: "This production, recreated by the original Broadway creative team, will be a celebrated part of the grand opening of the Museum of the Bible." Rehearsals begin Oct. 16. Performances begin Nov. 14. The show runs through Jan. 7, 2018. All rehearsals and performances are in Washington DC. Professional pay. Seeking—Actor-Singer: 18+. Auditions by appointment Apr 29 & May 1 at Round House Theatre Education Center (925 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20910). Seeking talent from Gaithersburg MD; Washington DC. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the entertainment company.

 

'The UGLY DUCKLING & OTHER TALES' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 30 - UK Above Bounds Theatre Collective is casting the play, The Ugly Duckling & Other Tales. Project description: "A theatrical retelling of Hans Christian Anderson fairy-tales using shadow puppetry, comedy, and music." Rehearses one week in July, in Devon, UK. Performances run 20 dates August-September, touring the South-West, UK. Pays £1,790. Seeking—Actor (Supporting): Male or Female, 18+, must be able to sing, play ukulele/guitar, mezzo or tenor. Seeking talent from South West, UK. To apply, submit pix, résumés, and a short video playing and singing with your instrument via backstage.com or contact the theatre.

 

'MACAIRE' – NOTICE EXPRES APR. 30 - TGW Acting Studio is casting Macaire, a new musical by Thomas G. Waites set in 1820's France. Rehearsals begin in June in NYC. Production dates TBD. Showcase. Pays: $50/show. Seeking—“Macaire” (Lead): Male, 35-50, late forties, dark, swarthy, strongly built with a grace, dignity, and elegance about him; “Bertrand” (Supporting): Male, 35-50, a large man, awkward and unshaven. He is Macaire's right-hand man; “Charles” (Lead): Male, 18-30, tall, handsome, bearded, a bit slow on the uptake. He is Ernestine's fiancé; “Ernestine” (Lead): Female, 18-30, young and lovely with long hair and an innate sweetness about her. She's set to marry Charles; “Dumont” (Supporting): Male, 45-60, He is robust, gregarious, and Ernestine's father; Notary (Supporting): Male, 38-54, an attractive, older man who drinks quite a bit, provides comic relief. Seeking talent from New York NY. Note your availability for the summer. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the studio.

 

'DREAMGIRLS' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 30 - Miramar Cultural Center is casting Dreamgirls, a concert-style production starring American Idol superstar LaKisha Jones as Effie. Producer states; "All cast members will work with Carbonell Award-winner Ron Hutchins, who directs and choreographs, Silver Palm Award-winner Caryl Fantel, who serves as Music Director. Note: Cast members will be offered the opportunity to participate in classes and workshops with visiting Guest Artists from New York including Broadway Director/Choreographer/Actor Baayork Lee ('A Chorus Line,' 'Promises Promises,' 'Flower Drum Song') and Writer/Lyricist/Director Gerard Alessandrini (Writer/Director of 'Forbidden Broadway')." Rehearsals being July 5; performs July 22 (8pm) and July 23 (2pm). All rehearsals and performances at Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar FL. No pay, no fee. Seeking—Ensemble (Supporting): Males & Females, 16+. Seeking talent from Miramar FL. Seeking diverse cast, non-Equity, 16 or older for all roles except Effie. Video submissions only. Piano or track accompaniment accepted. Prepare at least 16 bars of an R&B or Motown standard from the 70s. Include picture/resume with submission via backstage.com or contact the center.

 

EQUITY, 'YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN' – APR. 30 – WEST LONG BRANCH - Shadow Lawn Stage is seeking Equity actor-singers for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Rehearsals begin June 12; runs June 22-July 2 (Thurs.-Sun., with matinees on both Fridays and both Saturdays at 2pm) in West Long Branch NJ. 2017 salary pending; current minimum is $352/wk. Equity SPT 4 Contract. Seeking—“Charlie Brown,” “Schroeder,” “Lucy van Pelt,” “Linus van Pelt,” “Sally Brown,” “Patty,” and “Snoopy; all 18+. Equity Principal Audition by appointment Apr 30 from 10am-6pm (break 12noon-1pm) at Woods Theatre@Monmouth University (370 Cedar Ave., Music & Theatre Arts Dept., West Long Branch NJ 07740). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Appointments may be made by calling Barbara at 732/571-3634. Deadline is close of business the day before auditions. Equity members without appointments may be seen as time permits. Prepare a brief contemporary monologue, and a Broadway or pop song. Bring sheet music in your key. Accompanist will be provided. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together. For more information, contact Sheri Anderson, Artistic Director, Woods Theatre, Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch NJ.

 

'SISTER ACT' – APR. 30 & MAY 2 – REDWOOD CITY - Redwood City Community Theatre is casting Sister Act, the musical. Project description: "The feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film. This uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony awards, featuring original music by Tony and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken." Rehearsals begin June 5. Performances through August 2017, in Redwood City CA. Seeking—“Monsignor O’Hara” (Lead): Male, 45-60, top: G4, bottom: E3; “Curtis” (Supporting): Male, 35-50, top: A-flat4, bottom: A2; “Eddie Souther” (Supporting): Male, 25-50, top: B4, bottom: A-flat2; “TJ” (Supporting): Male, 16-30, top: E-flat5, bottom: D-flat3; “Joey” (Supporting): Male, 25-50, top: E-flat5, bottom: B-flat2; “Pablo” (Supporting): Male, 25-50, top: F5, bottom: C4; “Deloris Van Cartier” (Lead): Female, 25-50, top: F-sharp5, bottom: E3; “Mother Superior” (Supporting): Female, 40-70, top: E5, bottom: D3; “Sister Mary Robert” (Supporting): Female, 16-35, top: A5, bottom: F-sharp3. Auditions by appointment Apr 30 and May 2 in Redwood City CA. To apply, visit www.tinyurl.com/jwymxjz.

'SMOKEY JOE’s CAFÉ' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 1 - Broadway By The Bay is holding an immediate casting for “Victor” in Smokey Joe’s Cafe, a musical. Rehearsals begin April 16 in San Carlos CA. Performances run through June in Redwood City CA. Pays stipend. Seeking—“Victor” (Lead): Male, 18+, high-tenor vocal, strong mover/dancer. Seeking talent from Redwood City, San Francisco CA. Email for appointment via backstage.com or contact the theater.

'ANTHROPOMORPHIC' & 'TUFFY TIGER' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 1 - Puppetry Arts is casting Anthropomorphic, a Bunraku and Shadow Puppetry Workshop performance, and Tuffy Tiger, a children's puppet performance. Both are part of Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston SC. Rehearsals begin May 1 (flexible based on actor and ensemble availability) in Park Slope, Brooklyn NY; Travel dates are June 4-June 12 (flexible). Pays: $75/show for "Tuffy Tiger." Pays: $150 for the June 10 show of Anthropomorphic. Production states: "Travel to and travel/lodging in Charleston will be covered. Group will stay together in an apartment on Seabrook Island. Downtime will allow you to bike and beach." Seeking—“Wesley” (Lead): Male, 18+, strong male vocalist; must hit a high A; “Cricket” (Lead): Male, 18+, strong male vocal tenor; “Moth” (Lead): Female, 18+, strong female soprano; if possible, with some gospel flare but not required. Seeking talent from Charleston SC; New York NY. Submit headshots/resumes via backstage.com or contact the arts company. Auditions in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

 

JACKSON HOLE PLAYHOUSE – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 1 - Jackson Hole Playhouse is casting The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Meredith Wilson, score; Richard Morris, book) for Jackson Hole Playhouse's summer season. Owner states: "The historic Jackson Hole Playhouse is Wyoming’s longest-running professional theater, located just minutes from the stunning Teton Mountains. It is a Western dinner theater offering fine dining and professional musical productions to the many tourists traveling through the area throughout the summer. Actors working at the Playhouse will perform in the main stage production as well as become the singing waitstaff of the Saddle Rock Saloon, crooning Western tunes to guests while they dine before the show. Our actors also perform in the famous Town Square Shootout, America’s longest-running gunfight and one of Jackson’s largest attractions. Also seeking actors experienced in working with children to direct our summer camp, Playtime at the Playhouse." Rehearses and performs May 17-Sep. 30 in Jackson Hole, WY. Optional contract ending Sep. 2 if necessary. Pays: $350/wk. minimum (negotiable DOE). There are additional contracts/compensation for performing in Town Square Shootout, restaurant shifts in the Saddle Rock Saloon, and Playtime at the Playhouse directors. Housing/transportation stipend provided. Seeking—“Shamus Tobin” (Supporting): Male, 40-75, rugged Irishman, patriarch of the Tobin family; Molly's hard-drinkin' Irish pa; character actor. Actor-singer-mover; Buttercup/Ensemble (Supporting): Female, 35-75, rugged Irish mother; character actress. Actor-singer-mover; Brother #2 (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18+, singer-dancer-acrobat-actor; 5'9" and under. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Send video submission(s), including two contrasting song, a one-minute monologue, and the role you are submitting for to jhplayhouse@gmail.com for consideration. Those submitting for Brother #2, include a dance/acrobatic combination video. You may sing from the show. Attach headshot & resume to submission email. For more information, inquire at jhplayhouse@gmail.com.

EQUITY, 'ELF' – MAY 1 – CHICAGO - Aurora Civic Center Authority is casting Equity actors and singers for Elf. Rehearsals begin Oct. 23, 2017; runs Nov. 22-Jan. 7, 2018 at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora IL. Pays $719/wk. Equity LOA to COST Agreement. Seeking—“Buddy” Male, 20-39, Male Identified; must have a strong singing voice and a good falsetto; B2 to A-flat4 (falsetto up to C5); is the perfect elf; he is happy all the time, good natured, always sees the positive side of everything; earnest soul; great comedic timing; dance and tap a plus but not necessary; comfortable on ice skates a bonus; “Jovie:” Female, 20-39, Female Identified; must have a very strong singing voice with a solid belt; G3-D5; a sales woman at Macy’s Department store; completely disillusioned with Christmas; she has a dry wit; Buddy’s love interest; dancing a plus but not required; comfort on ice skates a bonus; “Walter Hobbs:” Male, 40-49, Male Identified; must have a good singing voice; B-flat2 to G4; Buddy’s real father; top executive that has clearly lost touch with his family and the Christmas season; consumed with pressure from work, he is harsh and brash but wasn’t always this way; strong character actor; “Emily Hobbs:” Female, 40-49, female identified; must have a warm, strong singing voice with a strong belt; F3-C5; devoted wife to Walter and mother to Michael; she is strong willed and able to stand up to Walter; she has a natural warmth about her and sees more positive than negative in the world; “Michael Hobbs:” Male, 11-13, Male Identified; 11-13 years old; very strong singing voice; most likely unchanged; F3-E5; son of Walter and Emily; adolescent boy; doesn’t believe in Santa anymore; “Santa Claus:” 40-69, Male Identified; must have a good singing voice; B-flat2 to F4; a good storyteller and jolly man who has become frustrated with the lack of holiday spirit in the world; a natural kindness and good natured quality about him; character man; “Deb:” 30-49, Female Identified; must be a very strong character singer with an excellent belt; D4-C5; Walter’s secretary who tries to keep a balance at the office and keep her boss happy; she has a positive, pleasant, and kind demeanor; movement a plus; Ensemble: Males & Females, 18+, strong singers and dancers of all ages and ethnicities; many character men and women needed; ice skating experience a plus. Equity Principal Audition AEA by appointment May 1 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Actors' Equity Association (Chicago Member Center, 557 W Randolph St., First Floor Member Center; Dial 011 at front door, Chicago IL 60661). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a one minute selection from Elf or in the style of the show. Bring one copy of headshot/resume. AEA Members may schedule an appointment online through the Member Portal beginning Apr. 24. Child actors will be seen at a later time and should submit by email to casting@paramountarts.com.

'AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'' – MAY 1 – LA MIRADA - McCoy Rigby is casting Equity performers for Ain't Misbehavin'. Rehearsals begin Aug. 29; runs Sep. 15-Oct. 8, 2017 at the La Mirada Theatre in Yorba Linda CA. Pays $815/wk. Equity COST Agreement. Seeking—“Andre:” Male, 25-45, handsome and charismatic; an unrepentant party hound; a flirt and a bit of a womanizer; range: G2-E6; “Ken:” Male, 30-45, jovial; cheerful; charming and effervescent personality; range: D3-C6; “Armelia:” Female, 30-45, a voluptuous and sassy woman; very strong-willed and not afraid to share her thoughts; range: G3-C6; “Charlayne:” Female, 20-29, a sweet and attractive young lady; very innocent; range: G3-G5. Open Casting Call May 1 from 11am-3pm (In person sign-ups begin at 10am) at La Mirada Theatre Rehearsal Space (15519 Phoebe Ave., La Mirada CA  90638). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare appropriate "Fats Waller-easque" selection from the 20's or 30's. You may sing from the show. Bring your own sheet music.

EQUITY, PITTSBURGH PUBLIC THEATER – MAY 1 - Pittsburgh Public Theater Corporation is seeking Equity actors and singers for various roles in the upcoming 2017-18 season including: Equus (Peter Shaffer, writer; Rehearsals begin Sep. 5, 2017; runs Oct. 29), The Humans (Stephen Karam, writer; Rehearsals begin Oct. 17; runs Dec. 10), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Stephen Sondheim, music & lyrics; Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart, book; Rehearsals begin Jan. 2, 2018; runs Feb. 25), Heisenberg (Simon Stephens, writer; Rehearsals begin Feb. 13; runs April 8), and Hamlet (William Shakespeare, writer; Rehearsals begin Mar. 20; runs May 20). Season rehearses and runs in Pittsburgh PA. Pays: $799/wk. current min. (2017-18 salary pending.) Equity LORT C Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—Various Roles: 18+. Equity Principal Audition May 1 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). EPA procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief monologue or song, or one of each. Total audition time not to exceed two minutes. For monologues: Prepare one classical monologue (Shakespeare) and/or a contemporary American monologue. For songs: Prepare one song from the standard Broadway musical songbook or from "Forum." If singing, bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring pix & resume, stapled together. If you cannot attend the audition, you may send pix & resume to: Pittsburgh Public Theater, Casting, 621 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15222. For more info, visit www.ppt.org.

 

'BIG FISH: 12 CHAIRS VERSION' – MAY 1-3 – WEATHERFORD - Theatre Off The Square is casting the musical, Big Fish: 12 Chairs Version. Production runs Aug. 4-20, in Weatherford TX. No pay. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 18+. Auditions by appointment May 1-3 in Weatherford TX. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

 

EQUITY, 'IN The HEIGHTS' – MAY 1-4 - Geva Theatre Center is casting In the Heights. Quiara Alegriá Hudes, book; Lin-Manuel Miranda, music & lyrics-creator; Rehearsals begin Aug. 15; runs Sep. 5-Oct. 8 in Rochester NY. Pays: $861/wk. min. Equity LORT B Contract. Seeking—Equity Singers Who Dance & Dancers Who Sing: Males & Females, 18+; “Usnavi:” Male, 20-29, Latino, Bari-Tenor; Owner of the De La Vega Bodega. He is our hip-hop narrator, with strong clear rap and storytelling skills. A charismatic and energetic son of immigrants, Usnavi dreams of making enough money to go back home to the Dominican Republic. He is the heart beat of the show and his neighborhood. Must sing and rap very well; “Nina:” Female, 23-28, Latina, Belt/Mix to an E, Mezzo; She is of Puerto Rican decent. Nina is book-smart and has just finished her freshman year at Stanford University. A beacon of hope and inspiration to all who know her as she represents the opportunities outside of “the Heights.” Strong singer; “Vanessa:” Female, 20-25, Belt/Mix to an E, Mezzo; Grew up in the heights. She is vivacious but sensitive. The kind of girl who turns heads wherever she goes. Must be an excellent dancer. Strong singer; “Benny:” Male, 20-29, African American, Tenor; Taxi stand employee and aspiring businessman. Funny and full of personality. Must be a great singer with a feel for pop/hip-hop style; “Sonny:” Male, 18-25, to play younger, Latino, Tenor; Usnavi’s cousin, from the Dominican Republic. Overly streetwise, and a goof- ball/genius, funny and easily excitable. His passion makes you smile. Must be able to rap well; “Kevin Rosario:” Male, 35-55, Latino, Bari-Tenor; Hails from Puerto Rico. Kevin is Nina’s father and owner of Rosario’s Car Service. An aggressively self-protecting businessman, and proud, overprotective father. He is the stubborn, traditional leader of his family, and also an extremely proud and hardworking man. Strong singer; “Camilla Rosario:” Female, 35-55, Latina, Alto; Hails from Puerto Rico. She is Nina’s mother and co-owner of Rosario’s car service. She is strong and loyal to her family and it’s traditions, yet embraces change. Strong singer; “Abuela Claudia:” Female, 60-75, Latina, Alto; She has raised Usnavi, but is not actually his grandmother by blood. She emigrated from Cuba when she was very young and is clearly the loving matriarch of the neighborhood. Strong singer; “Daniela:” Female, 26-39, Latina, Alto; The owner of Daniela’s Salon. Daniela is savvy, quick witted, brassy and outspoken. FUN and funny. She has fought a good fight to make her version of the American Dream work. She loves her Latina roots and everything that comes with that; “Carla:” Female, 20-29, Latina, Belt/Mix; Works at the Salon. She is naïve, sensitive, and passionate. “Chile-Dominican-Rican”, but she always says she’s from Queens. Strong dancer and comedienne; “Graffiti Pete:” Male, 20-25, Non-Caucasian; A Graffiti Artist. Open ethnicity but must feel like Washington Heights is where he belongs. Strong dancer and singer-rapper; “Piraguero” (Piragua Guy): Male, 30-39, Latino, Tenor; Latin self-employed piragua man in the neighborhood. Good hearted- Hard-working. Fun and funny. Equity Chorus Calls May 1 at 9:30am for Equity male dancers who sing, 11am for Equity female dancers who sing, 2pm for Equity female singers & 4pm for Equity male singers at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 17th fl., New York NY 10018). For ECCs: ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. All should bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to- back. Dancers: Be warmed up and ready to dance. Character, ballroom, or dance sneakers. Some may be asked to stay and sing. Prepare 8-16 bars of a pop or contemporary musical theatre song. Singers: Bring 8-16 bars of a pop or contemporary musical theatre song. Bring dance clothes as some will be asked to stay and dance. Character, ballroom, or dance sneakers. For consideration for an appointment, Equity Members should mail pix & resumes to: Elissa Myers Casting, 421 7th Ave., Suite 1011, Attn: In The Heights, [Role], New York NY 10001. Note: This is a high-security building and drop-offs are not possible. Appointments held between May 2-4.

'The DROWSY CHAPERONE' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 2 - MadKap Productions is casting The Drowsy Chaperone, a musical. Project description: "When an avid musical theatre fan puts on the record of the score of his favorite musical, 'The Drowsy Chaperone,' the show miraculously springs to vivid, effervescent life. He serves as our narrative tour guide as the show unfolds within the walls of this small, city apartment. This sly send-up of early American musical comedy is bubbling over with wry wit, spectacular showstoppers and a parade of memorable characters - all served extra dry with a few twists (and a rousing anthem)." Rehearsals begin late July. Performances run Sep. 8-Oct. 8, in Chicago IL. Stipend. Seeking—Man In Chair (Supporting): Male, 40-69, narrates the show as he plays the Broadway recording of The Drowsy Chaperone, a music theater aficionado and recluse who mourns the end of the Golden Era, he is truly happiest listening to his collection of Broadway show records, strong acting skills required to develop what is the only-non-stock character in the show, seen on stage throughout, whilst generally shy in demeanor, musicals bring out his true ebullient self, mannerisms and tics should be funny and charming whilst grounded in reality, minimal singing in bari-tenor range; “Janet Van de Graaff” (Supporting): Female, 25-35, star of Feldzieg's Follies who is conflicted about giving up her life on the stage to marry Robert Martin, attractive, vivacious, outgoing personality, she loves being the center of attention and is the consummate 1920s starlet, strong movement and special skills (acrobatics, juggling, etc.) a plus, vocal range: alto with big belt (G3-E5); “Robert Martin” (Supporting): Male, 20-40, the groom-to-be who is deeply in love with Janet, he is the token 1920s leading man - debonair, dashing, and a matinee idol, he is cheesy, cheerful, and optimistic, must be able to tap dance and roller skate, vocal range: tenor (C3 to A-flat4); The Drowsy Chaperone (Supporting): Female, 30-59, Janet's alcoholic confidante, carefree, often because she is drunk, an experienced "woman of the world" who couldn't care less what the world thinks, a melodramatic diva to be reckoned with who gleefully chews the scenery and steals just about every scene she is in. Great comedic role, think Liza Minnelli meets Tallulah Bankhead, vocal range: alto with a strong belt (F3-D5); “Adolpho” (Supporting): Male, 30-49, Latin lothario, a womanizing cad who is very impressed with himself, he is confident, vigorous, and a buffoon, vaudeville-style acting and fake Spanish/Italian accent required, should have great comic timing, vocal range: bass/baritone + great falsetto (A-sharp2 to G4); “Mrs. Tottendale” (Supporting): Female, 45-80, a wealthy widow and host of the wedding, she is flighty, eccentric, often times forgetful, and funny, she is absolutely charming, bubbly and oblivious to the confusion her behavior generates in other people, vocal range: alto character voice (G3 to D-flat5); Underling (Supporting): Male, 30-69, Mrs. Tottendale's unflappable butler and manservant, he is stoic, dry-humored and sarcastic, a cross between Arthur Treacher and Niles the butler from The Nanny, vocal range: tenor character voice (A-flat2 to G4); “Mr. Feldzieg” (Supporting): Male, 40-59, harried producer who will do anything to stop the wedding in order to keep Janet in the Follies, he is nervous, sarcastic, impatient, overbearing, and insensitive, vocal range: baritone (D-flat3 to D-flat4); “Kitty” (Supporting): Female, 20-39, 1920's dumb blonde chorine, she is Mr. Feldzieg's companion and will do anything to be a leading lady, a cross between Norma Cassady from "Victor Victoria" and Lena Lamont from "Singin' in the Rain", vocal range: soprano comedic belt (B-flat3 to F5); “George” (Supporting): Male, 20-49, Robert's anxious best man, loyal, sincere, and nervous, makes looking out for Robert's interests his top priority so that the wedding will come off without a hitch, must be able to tap, vocal range: tenor (F3 to B-flat4); The Tall Brothers (Supporting): Male, 20-39, two jovial gangsters who are posing as pastry chefs, typical 1920's Broadway gangsters full of word play and stylized movements, good comedic timing and movement skills required, men of a shorter stature encouraged to audition, vocal range: tenor (D-flat3 to G-flat4); “Trix the Aviatrix” (Supporting): Female, 25-50, the brave and brash female aviator, she is sassy, sleek and a take-charge kind of gal, preferably an actress of color, doubles in the ensemble, vocal range: alto (Ab3 to E-flat5); Ensemble (Supporting): Males & Females, 20-40, strong dancing-singing ensemble consisting of two men and one woman, vocal range: soprano, alto, tenor, bass, and dancers with strong tap skills. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. Prepare 32 bars of a 1920's style song. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the production company.

 

'PUTTIN' On The RITZ' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 2 - Western Star Productions, LLC is casting Puttin' On the Ritz, a 1920s all-singing, all-dancing, all-music celebration of the golden age of the silver screen. Rehearses May 15-26; runs May 26-July 2 (performance schedule is Thurs. matinee, Fri. and Sat. eves., and Sun. matinee). All rehearsals and performances are held at the Pines Dinner Theatre in Allentown PA. This is a per-show contract with a rehearsal stipend and housing included. Seeking—Female Singer-Dancer (Lead): 18-36; Male Singer-Dancer (Lead): 18-35. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the production company.

'MUSCLE BEARS The MUSICAL' – MAY 2 – FORT LAUDERDALE - Michael Bush and Michael Aman Productions is casting Muscle Bears the Musical, a new musical comedy about the trials and tribulations of a furry young man's search for love and acceptance in the gay bear community. Rehearsals begin Aug. 10 in Fort Lauderdale FL. Performances run Aug. 24-Sep. 17 at Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Dr., Fort Lauderdale FL. Pays approximately $300/wk. Seeking—“Greg” (Lead): Male, 18-35, a 20-something cub. Very cute. Slightly husky. For some unknown reason he has never heard of bears. Think a 20-something Jack Black; “Mason” (Supporting): Male, 30-50, high-energy furry guy. Should have a great rock voice; “Dominic” (Supporting): Male, 30-50, furry guy with a big heart. Should have a great country sound. Open Casting Call May 2 from 6pm-9pm at Empire Stage (1140 N. Flager Dr., Fort Lauderdale FL 33304). Muscle Bears has a pop/rock score. Prepare a song that shows your range and a short monologue or comic story based on your own personal experiences. An accompanist will be provided. The musical has a cast of five with ages ranging from early 20s through 60s. All of the characters are "muscle bears" and should be able to sing, dance, and have comic ability.

EQUITY, 'IRVING BERLIN's WHITE CHRISTMAS' – MAY 2 - Blue Skies Tour LLC is casting Equity actor-singers for various roles in the upcoming tour of Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Irving Berlin, music-lyrics; Paul Blake and David Ives, book; Note: This is the musical based on the classic movie musical "White Christmas," featuring the timeless songs “Blue Skies," “Love You Didn’t Do Right By Me," “I Love a Piano," and of course the title song “White Christmas." Rehearsals begin Oct. 22, 2017 in NYC; opens Nov. 7; closes Dec. 24. This is a six-city national tour that includes dates in Fayetteville AR; Fort Worth TX; Chicago IL; Dallas TX; San Antonio TX; and New Orleans LA. Salary pending. Equity Production (League) Tier D Tour. Seeking—“Bob Wallace:” 25-37, late 20s to mid-30s, no older. Easygoing, charming, decent principled man; a major singing star in post-World War II America; he wears his fame easily, but is seeking something more important: a decent, fulfilling life and true love; Seeking a superb singer with a crooning style who moves very well. Basic tap is a plus. Baritone; Ezekiel Foster/Mr. Snoring Man: 40-54, early 40s to early 50s. Heavy-set comic, character man; excellent legit baritone. Ezekiel: Vermont local with dry delivery who is a stagehand for the show and comes to love show business. Mr. Snoring Man: Passenger on the train to Vermont; vocal feature in the song “Snow." This track also covers General Waverly; “Susan Waverly:” 9, 9 years old; 4'9”-5'2", no taller. The General's granddaughter visiting from California for Christmas; a charming, lovable, and outgoing real kid--very intelligent, but knows nothing about show business; once bitten by the showbiz bug, she demonstrates everything that is winning in the ultimate child performer. Excellent belt voice, must move well. Seeking understudy as well; other Roles cast. Equity Principal Audition May 2 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., holding room studio D, New York NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a traditional music theater song from the 1940s. Berlin, Gershwin, Porter, and Kern only. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together. Note: For any roles listed below as cast, actors will be considered for possible replacement if needed.

'HAIRSPRAY' – MAY 2 & 3 – CHALMETTE - The Company is casting the musical, Hairspray. Production runs July 13-16, in Chalmette LA. No pay. Seeking—“Tracy Turnblad:” Female, 18+, a "pleasantly plump" teenager, who dreams of fame and fights to racially integrate "The Corny Collins Show"; “Edna Turblad:” Male, 18+, kind, plus-sized, Tracy's mother (a drag role), runs a laundry business out of her home; “Amber Von Tussle:” Female, 18+, bratty, selfish resident princess of "The Corny Collins Show", willing to do anything to win the Miss Teenage Hairspray pageant; “Velma Von Tussle:” Female, 18+, scheming, Amber's mother, and producer of "The Corny Collins Show", pushes her daughter to seek the stardom that she never had; “Penny Pingleton:” Female, 18+, slightly dorky, devoted and perky, Tracy's best friend; “Link Larkin:” Male, 18+, a teenage heartthrob, one of "The Corny Collins Show" council members, who falls in love with Tracy; “Motormouth Maybelle:” Female, 18+, the owner of a downtown record shop, the host of "Negro Day" on "The Corny Collins Show", self-described as "big, blonde and beautiful"; “Seaweed J. Stubbs:” Male, 18+, a hip "Negro Day" dancer and the son of Motormouth Maybelle, falls in love with Penny; “Wilbur Turnblad:” Male, 18+, owns the Har-De-Har Hut joke shop, Tracy's father, still madly in love with his wife, Edna, encourages Tracy to follow her dreams; “Corny Collins:” Male, 18+, the eccentric and cocky host of "The Corny Collins Show"; “Little Inez:” Female, 18+, younger sister of Seaweed, who tries to audition for "The Corny Collins Show", but is turned away because she is black; Ensemble: Males & Females, 18+. Auditions by appointment May 2 at 7pm and May 3 a 7pm at Nunez Community College (Chalmette LA). Prepared 16-32 bars of a song. Bring sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided. Dress comfortably and be ready to learn a short dance combination. Be prepared to spend a lot of time dancing. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the school.

'GUYS & DOLLS' – MAY 2 & 3 – LONG BEACH - Long Beach Playhouse is casting Guys & Dolls, the musical. Synopsis: This classic of American Musical Comedy introduces us to the world of famed writer Damon Runyon. Set in his mythical New York City, we meet Nathan Detroit, the organizer of the “oldest established permanent floating crap game in New York;” his long-time suffering fiancé, Adalaide; his cronies, Sky Masterson, Nicely-Nicely Johnson, and Rusty Charlie; straight laced missionary Sarah Brown and an assortment of gamblers, racketeers, and showgirls that will keep your sides aching and your toes tapping. Enjoying classic songs, you’ll travel from the sewers beneath Times Square to the nightclubs of Havana to a New York Mission, just to arrive at everyone’s inevitable happy ending. Rehearsals begin May 6 (Monday-Thursdays, 7pm-10:30pm and Saturdays, 10am-1pm); runs July 1-Aug. 5 at the Long Beach Playhouse in Long Beach CA. No pay. Seeking—“Sky Masterson:” Male, 25-40, baritone B to E-flat; charismatic, cool and charming; looking to cast excellent comic actors who can sing and move well; this is a paired down cast who will be involved in all songs and most scenes; “Sarah Brown:” Female, 21-35, soprano to High A; conventional, respectable and principled, emotionally buttoned up, but with a seething passion underneath; looking to cast excellent comic actors who can sing and move well; this is a paired down cast who will be involved in all songs and most scenes; “Nathan Detroit:” Male, 35-50, baritone to High F; organizer of the floating crap game; a lovable rogue; funny, frustrated and romantic; looking to cast excellent comic actors who can sing and move well; this is a paired down cast who will be involved in all songs and most scenes; “Adelaide:” Female, 30-45, mezzo to A; lead performer at the ‘Hot Box,’ brash but innocent; romantic, but tacky; strong comic ability, with excellent character singing and dancing required; looking to cast excellent comic actors who can sing and move well; this is a paired down cast who will be involved in all songs and most scenes; “Nicely Nicely Johnson:” Male, 30-50, tenor to high B-flat; best pal to Nathan Detroit; comic, cheerful and likable; looking to cast excellent comic actors who can sing and move well; this is a paired down cast who will be involved in all songs and most scenes; “Benny Southstreet:” Male, 25-30, baritone; Nicely’s pal and Nathan’s flunky; a newcomer to the gangster world; looking to cast excellent comic actors who can sing and move well; this is a paired down cast who will be involved in all songs and most scenes; “Arvide Abernathy:” Male, 55-60, baritone; supporting role; Sarah’s grandfather and member of the mission; wise, warm and caring; “General Matilda B. Cartwright:” Female, 40-65, mezzo; cameo; regional representative of the mission; powerful, matronly, no-nonsense with a formidable presence and, it transpires, a sense of humor; Male Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): 18-70, four to six men of varying ages and body types to play gamblers, Cubans, and hot box customers; looking to cast excellent comic actors who can sing and move well; this is a paired down cast who will be involved in all songs and most scenes; Female Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): 18-70, four to six women of varying ages to play hot box girls, Cuban dancers, and city dwellers; looking to cast excellent comic actors who can sing and move well; this is a paired down cast who will be involved in all songs and most scenes. Open Casting Calls May 2 from 7pm-9pm and May 3 from 7pm-9pm at Long Beach Playhouse (5021 E. Anaheim Street, Long Beach CA 90804). Callbacks by invitation only May 4. Bring headshot and resume. Prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song not from the show. An accompanist with be provided. Also be prepared to move as a dance combo will be taught. This is a Community Theater Production. Non-Equity. There is no pay.

 

'PRISCILLA, QUEEN Of The DESERT: The MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 3 - Theatre Rhinoceros is casting Priscilla, Queen of the Desert a musical production. Rehearsals begin in May; Performances June-July in San Francisco CA. Stipend. Seeking—“Benji” (Supporting): Male, 6-10. Seeking talent from San Francisco CA. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

'JAMES And The GIANT PEACH' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 4 - Drury Lane Oakbrook is casting James and the Giant Peach, a musical for young audiences. Daytime rehearsals ongoing. Runs May 4-June 16. Three guaranteed performances. Some pay. Seeking—Aunt Spiker/Aunt Sponge (Supporting): Female, 18+, character actor with belt. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

 

EQUITY, 'ALADDIN,' B'WAY – MAY 4 - Disney Theatrical Productions is seeking excellent Equity dancers with fantastic singing voices to comprise the ensemble and also play featured roles for possible future replacements in the currently running Broadway Production. Alan Menken, music; Howard Ashman & Tim Rice, lyrics; Alan Menken & Chad Beguelin, additional lyrics; Chad Beguelin, book; Currently running on Broadway. Pays: $1,974/wk. min. Equity Production (Disney) Contract. Seeking—Equity Dancers Who Sing: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Chorus Calls May 4 at 10am for Equity female dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity male dancers who sing 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. Women: Bring character heels, heeled tap shoes, and flats. You may be asked to stay and sing. Bring sheet music for a traditional up-tempo musical theatre song that shows vocal range. An accompanist will be provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Men: Bring jazz shoes, tap shoes, and knee pads. You may be asked to stay and sing. Bring sheet music for a traditional up- tempo musical theatre song that shows vocal range. An accompanist will be provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Note: This production will use smoke and haze in accordance with guidelines established with Actors’ Equity Association.

'BACKBEARD' - MAY 5 DEADLINE - Sage Colleges is casting one role in Backbeard. Matthew McElligott, Larry Tuxbury & Brian Sheldon, book; Michael Musial, music; Matthew McElligott, Michael Musial, & Larry Tuxbury, lyrics; Important note: Although this production is an official selection of the New York Musical Festival (NYMF), it is rehearsing in Troy NY (upstate) for a brief two- to three-week period before coming down to New York City. Performance dates are pending, but will not work around existing show schedules. Rehearses mid-June in Troy NY; runs mid-July until late July/early August in NYC. Pays: $536/wk. plus health, pension, lodging, and travel provided. Equity Guest Artist Tier III Contract. Seeking—“Backbeard:” Male, 30-53, strong, loyal, and tenderhearted; hairy, smelly, and adored captain of his pirate ship; the Five O'Clock Shadow; a burly pirate who loves his crew mates; by circumstance, ends up in an outlandish new outfit; condemned by the Pirate Council, he must find a way to defend his new look and remain true to himself. Baritone. Strong/versatile singing actor. Seeking talent from New York NY. NYC auditions on an upcoming date TBD by appointment only. For consideration, email or mail pix & resume ASAP. Email submissions to submissions@michaelcassara.net or mail to Michael Cassara Casting, 333 W. 39th St., Ste. 800, New York, NY 10018. Deadline for submissions is May 5. For more info, visit https://theatre.sage.edu/.

 

EQUITY, JOHN W. ENGEMAN THEATER – MAY 5 - Harborside Productions LLC is casting the 2017-18 Season including: Grease (Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey, book, music, & lyrics; Rehearsals begin July 16; runs Aug. 6-27); Gypsy (Arthur Laurents, book; Stephen Sondheim, lyrics; Jule Styne, music; Rehearsals begin Aug. 25; runs Sep. 14-Oct. 29); Annie (Thomas Meehan, book; Martin Charnin, lyrics; Charles Strouse, music; Rehearsals begin Oct. 20; runs Nov. 9-Dec. 31); Once (Edna Walsh, book; Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova, music & lyrics; Rehearsals begin Jan. 1, 2018; runs Jan. 18-Mar. 4); In the Heights (Quiara Alegria Hudes, book; Lin-Manuel Miranda, music & lyrics; Rehearsals begin Feb. 23; runs Mar. 15-Apr. 29) and Singin' in the Rain (Betty Comden & Adolph Green, book; Arthur Freed & Nacio Herb Brown, music & lyrics; Rehearsals begin Apr. 27; runs May 17-July 1). Season runs in Northport NY. Pays: $422/wk. Equity LOA ref. to COST. Seeking—Singers & Dancers Who Sing: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Chorus Call May 5 at 9:30am for male singers & 9:30am for male 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. Singers: Prepare 16 bars of a song in style of (or from) the show for which you wish to be considered. Bring dance clothes/shoes in case asked to stay and dance. Bring picture and resume. Dancers: Bring jazz, tap and/or ballet shoes. Prepare 16 bars in case asked to stay and sing. Bring picture and resume.

'MEMPHIS' – MAY 5 & 8 – BLOOMFIELD - Vanguard Theater Company is casting Memphis, the musical. Synopsis: From the seedy nightclubs, radio stations, and recording studios of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes this musical filled with explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, it tells the story of a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun who falls in love with everything he shouldn't: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer, Felicia Farrell. Experience the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever. This winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is filled with laughter, soaring emotion, and roof-raising rock and roll. Rehearses May 21-July 13 in Bloomfield NJ (accessible by train); runs July 14-16 & July 21-23 at Westminster Arts Center, Bloomfield NJ. Seeking—“Huey” (Lead): Male, 18-39, tenor with a great feel for pop/rock/R&B styles; our frenzied, bombastic, motor-mouthed hero who talks his way into becoming a DJ at a local "white" radio station; ignores race barriers and eventually falls in love with Felicia, a talented black singer, which causes a whole new set of problems for him in segregated Memphis; “Felicia” (Lead): Female, 18-39, high R&B belt voice; beautiful, wide-eyed, and a fiercely gifted singer; follows her heart and falls in love with Huey, despite knowing deep down that a relationship between a white man and a black woman in prejudiced Memphis is doomed; “Delray” (Supporting): Male, 25-49, bari-tenor with a great pop/rock/R&B voice; Felicia’s older brother who owns the club on Beale Street where she sings; realistic, cautious, protective, and aware of the realities of the segregation that exists in Memphis and the world beyond; “Gladys” (Supporting): Female, 40-69, strong singer with alto-belt mix, excellent actor with comic skills, Huey’s stern, traditional blue-collar, southern mother who has worked her entire life to be able to support herself and her son, whom she loves, but about whom she constantly worries; “Gator” (Supporting): Male, 18-39, great R&B bari-tenor, works as a bartender at Delray’s, hasn’t spoken since age 5, when he saw his father killed, as the story progresses, he finds his voice again, must be an excellent actor and singer, comic timing a plus; “Bobby” (Supporting): Male, 30-49, great gospel voice; the janitor at Mr. Simmons’s radio station, full of personality and heart; role requires an actor who is comfortable with physicality, as the character has a dance break in his show-stopping number “Big Love,” comic skills a plus; “Mr. Simmons” (Supporting): Male, 40-69, great actor who is comfortable singing; the conservative owner of the radio station where Huey gets his start; a strong, southern, commanding businessman who becomes willing to take a chance on Huey when he realizes the audience Huey reaches and the money he can command; Waillin Joe/Beale Street Singer-Dancer: Male, 20-39, excellent tenor voice, Wailin’ Joe sings "Scratch My Itch" and is featured in both Act 1 and Act 2, must also dance very well; covers the principal roles of Delray and Bobby; Mr. Collins/Gordon Grant: Male, 25-55, to play Mr. Collins, a department store owner, and Gordon Grant, a record company executive, and perform in the ensemble; dance ability a plus, but not necessary; Main Street Dancer-Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-40, excellent dancers with great voices. Open Casting Calls May 5 from 6pm-10pm and May 8 from 10am-5pm at New Jersey School for Dramatic Arts (593 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield NJ 07003). Be prepared to sing 32 bars (a verse and a chorus) of a song from the show or in the style of the show. A short dance combination will be taught, so also come prepared to move. If you have one, bring a headshot and a resume, stapled together.

 

NEW CUTTING EDGE MUSICAL WORKSHOP – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 6 - Wellspring Living is seeking talent for a new musical piece to be debuted at Wellspring Living's Field Feast Supper event at Serenbe. Synopsis: The piece is set in the sex trafficking world and conveys the anguish, anger, and even redemption the victims experience by retelling their stories through monologue and song. Rehearses first three weeks of May; runs May 20 in Atlanta GA. Go to www.wellspringliving.org for more information on the organization and event. Pays stipend of $50. Seeking—Appalachian Girl (Lead): 14-18, character possesses a rough, genuine, matter of fact nature; despite her roughness, a good, decent soul shines through; Appalachian accent is required; strong actress; simple singing style; vocal range: E3 to C5; Girl One/Boy One (Supporting): 11-16, character possesses a naive, innocence and truthful nature; bright vocal tone; vocal range: G3 to C5; intermediate dancing experience; Girl Two (Supporting): 12-17, character possesses a toughness and strength; a leader within the circle of victims; a strong belt needed; vocal Range: G3 to G5; intermediate dance experience; Girl Three (Supporting): 13-17, character possesses a maturity years beyond her youth; a nurturing, older sister/mother spirit; classical or legit musical theatre soprano; vocal range: G3 to G5; some dance experience; Girl Four/Boy Four (Supporting): 10-14, character possesses a spirit of fear and of being emotionally lost; dependent on the strength of another; strong Musical theatre vocal; vocal Range: B3 to B4; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): 11-17, intermediate dance and strong harmony skills; must be able to hold a part; Alto: E3 to B4; Soprano: C4 to G5. Seeking talent from Atlanta GA. Send resume, headshot, and a short video. If auditioning for Appalachian character, send a short Appalachian-flavored monologue and eight bars of acapella singing. If auditioning for other roles, send a short cut of fitting 32 bars for character. A short video to show movement abilities would be advisable.

'80s ROCK OPERA – MAY 6 – PORT WASHINGTON - Port Washington Play Troupe is casting three females for a workshop of an original musical leading to future shows in the New York metro area. Rehearses April-July in Port Washington NY. Performs July 29 with additional production dates and venues TBA in the New York Metro area. Seeking—Ancient Greek Sirens (Supporting): Female, 25-55, a sassy trio consisting of three distinctive characters with larger-than-life qualities and talents. Audition by appointment May 6 in Port Washington NY. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit your headshot, resume, or any link to an audition reel, and note your email address and phone number in your submission. Both audio and video reels accepted. Auditions will be by invitation only. Be prepared with a pop or gospel song that best suits your vocal ability. Submit all information to pwplaytroupe@gmail.com.

'PIPPIN' – MAY 6 & 7 – HOUSTON - Theatre Under The Stars is casting the musical Pippin. Project description: "A circus inspired production that features a troupe of acrobatic performers led by a very charismatic Leading Player. The performers’ main purpose is to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince who is longing to find adventure and passion in all areas of his life." Production runs July 11-16, in Houston TX. No pay. Seeking—Leading Player: Males & Females, 18+, the ultimate 'ring leader.' masterfully charming and manipulative, guides Pippin through his own story, excellent dancer, A-flat4 to D-flat3; “Pippin:” Male, 16-25, longing to find his purpose in life, naive, innocent, and discontent, eventually finds love, and meaning in life, with Catherine and Theo. A-flat4 to G2; “Charles:” Male, 55-70, demanding father of Pippin, wears his years with great pride. E4-G2; “Fastrada:” Female, 35-55, conniving stepmother of Pippin, a seductress, both sexy and smart, skilled at using her sexual appeal to benefit her and her son. F5-A3; “Berthe:” Female, 60-80, saucy grandmother of Pippin, a brassy broad full of wisdom, grace, and sass, tries to help Pippin, encourages him to live his life to the fullest. C5-E3; “Catherine:” Female, 25-40, a widow and mother, beautiful and a hopeless romantic, encounters Pippin at his lowest point and eventually falls in love with him. D-flat5 to F-sharp3; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, strong dancers. Charlemagne’s army, monks, nobility, peasants, the players. Auditions by appointment May 6 from 2pm-6pm (7pm-11pm for Combined Male/Female Dance Call) and May 7 from 10am-2pm at Hobby Center for the Performing Arts Administrative Bldg (800 Bagby St., Houston TX). For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

EQUITY, ACTORS THEATRE Of INDIANA – MAY 6 & 7 – CARMEL - Actors Theatre Of Indiana is casting the 2017-2018 Season including: La Cage Aux Folles (Jerry Herman, music-lyrics; Harvey Fierstein, book; Rehearsals begin Aug. 22; runs Sep. 17-Oct. 1), A Grand Night For Singing (Richard Rodgers, lyrics; Oscar Hammerstein II, music; Rehearsals begin Oct. 10; runs Nov. 3-19), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (William Finn, music-lyrics; Rachael Sheinkin, book; Rehearsals begin Jan. 9, 2018; Feb. 2-18), The Mystery Of Edwin Drood (Rupert Holmes, music-lyrics; Rehearsals begin Apr. 3; runs Apr. 27-May 13) and Million Dollar Quartet (Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, writers; Rehearsals begin May 22; June 1-17). Season runs in Carmel IN. Equity SPT 4 Agreement. Pays $362/wk. Seeking—Equity Performers: Males & Females, 18+. For La Cage Aux Folles – “Jean-Michel:” Male, 20, Range: Baritone, A-sharp2 to G4, Handsome; masculine, well-mannered, educated; desperately in love with his fiancée, Anne; acts, sings, and moves well; “Anne:” Female, 18-21. Jean-Michel's fiancée; lovely to look at; spunky; a superb dancer who acts well; Edouard Dindon/Renaud: Male, Early 50’s, Range: B-flat2 to E-flat4; Dindon: Anne's father; right-wing radical politician; pompous; quirky; must sing, move well, and be a fine comedian. Renaud: Mature, male friend of Georges and Albin; owns a small café; Marie Dindon/Madame Renaud: Female, Late 40’s, Range: F4-A5; Anne's mother; 48-52, shy, retiring, sexually repressed and sex-starved; good singer and actress who moves well; fine comedienne; must look great in a leotard for the finale; The Les Cagelles: four men strong dancer-singers; Chantal, Hanna, Phaedra, Monique; for A Grand Night For Singing – “Martin:” Leading Man, Baritone; “Lynne:” Leading Lady, Soprano; “Victoria:” Comic Ingenue, Second soprano; “Jason:” Comic Juvenile, Tenor; “Alyson:” Soubrette, Alto, Dancer; for 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee  - “Chip Tolentino:” An athletic, social, boy scout and champion of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Also plays the role of: Jesus Christ; “Logainne Schwartzandgrunenierre: (Schwartzy):” Logainne is the youngest and most politically aware speller, often making comments about current political figures. She is somewhat of a neat freak, speaks with a lisp; “Leaf Coneybear:” Leaf gets into the competition on a lark and finds everything about the bee incredibly amusing; Also plays the role of: Carl Dad: Schwarzy's main trainer, the more intense and competitive of Schwarzy's fathers; “William Barfee:” A Putnam County Spelling Bee finalist last year, he was eliminated because of an allergic reaction to peanuts and is back for vindication; “Marcy Park:” Speaks six languages, is a member of all-American hockey, a championship rugby player, plays Chopin and Mozart on multiple instruments, sleeps only three hours a night and is getting very tired of always winning; “Olive Ostrovsky:” A young newcomer to competitive spelling. Having found comfort in its words and vastness, Olive made friends with her dictionary at a very young age, helping her to make it to the competition. She starts enormously shy, and shyly blossoms; “Douglas Panch:” The Vice Principle. Frustrated with his life, he finds the drive of the young spellers alien to him; “Mitch Mahoney:” The Official Comfort Counselor. An ex-convict, Mitch is performing his community service with the Bee, and hands out juice boxes to losing students; Also plays: Dan Dad: the more laid back and ineffectual of Schwarzy's fathers. Also plays the role of: Olive's Dad A fantasy version of Olive's dad coming to the bee from work; for The Mystery Of Edwin Drood – “John Jasper:” Doubles as Mr. Clive Paget, sexy and volatile, matinee idol good looks with a twisted danger underneath the facade, tenor. 30-45; “Neville Landless:” Doubles as Mr. Victor Grinstead, handsome, dark and swarthy, given to bravado over subtlety, 30’s bari-tenor; “Reverend Chrisparkle:” Doubles as Mr. Cedric Moncrieffe, sweet and avuncular, could be stout, bari-tenor, 50’s to 60’s; “Bazzard:” Doubles as Mr. Phillip Bax and as Waiter, 30-45, thin built character man, mood range baritone, terribly humble, a bit of a ‘droopy dog’ type with good comic timing; “Durdles:” Doubles as Mr. Nick Cricker, excellent clown with vaudevillian skills, 35-55, a traditional busker type. Bari-tenor; “Flo:” An energetic everywoman with great comic timing; she is wardrobe and props mistress and ersatz stage manager. 30’s. Vocal range can vary though a capable soprano for group numbers would be preferred; “Rosa Bud:” Doubles as Miss Deirdre Peregrine, 20’s to early 30’s, beautiful but also possessing of fine comic timing, legit lyric soprano; “Helena Landless:” Doubles as Miss Janet Conover, described as “unpredictable,” she is fiery and bold with her broad strike comedy. Mid-range belt; for Million Dollar Quartet – “Carl Perkins:” (late 20s–early 30a); actor/singer/guitar player (lead guitar); he was the American pioneer of rockabilly music and best known for his song “Blue Suede Shoes”; must be an excellent lead guitarist. Please prepare a Carl Perkins song (or song in that style or from the era) and accompany yourself on the guitar. An Amp will be provided. In the production, Carl Perkins sings: “Matchbox”, “Who Do You Love?”, “My Babe”, “See You Later, Alligator”. Equity Principal Auditions AEA by appointment May 6 from 10am-5pm (lunch 1:45pm-3:15pm) and May 7 from 10am-9pm (break 1pm-5pm due to matinee performance) at Center for the Performing Arts (4 Center Green, Room 141/142 at the Studio Theater, Carmel IN 46032). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Bring headshot and resume stapled together. Prepare two brief (32 bars-up-tempo/ballad) songs from the traditional musical theatre repertoire that show you at your best or song in style of show for consideration. If auditioning for Carl Perkins in MDQ, bring guitar and accompany yourself for your audition. To schedule an appointment for Equity Members, beginning Apr. 22, ATI will accept Equity Members audition appointment requests via email to ATI PSM Kevin Casey at kcpsm@mac.com. Appointment times will be emailed back to confirm. Appointments will be given in seven-minute increments.

'JOSEPH And The AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT' – MAY 6-9 – THOUSAND OAKS - Cabrillo Music Theatre is casting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. First non-Equity rehearsal: Sep. 9; first Equity rehearsal: Sep. 18; performance dates: Oct. 13–22 (9 performances) at the Kavli Theatre, Bank of America Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks CA. Pays: $552/wk. min. for Equity Guest Artist Contracts. Seeking—“Joseph:” Male, 20-38, Charming, charismatic, well-built, confident, idealistic dreamer. Very strong actor and vocalist with great emotional vulnerability, Low A to High G; Narrator: Female, 18+, Powerful stage presence. Very strong vocalist. Storyteller. Wise. All ages and types will be considered, Low F-sharp to High G; Pharaoh: Male, 30-39, Regal. Iconic rock/pop star essence (ie Elvis, Michael Jackson, etc). Strong vocalist and dancer. May double as a brother. Low B to High G-sharp; “Jacob:” Male, 60+, Patriarch. Fatherly, stately, but with a streak of arrogance and foolishness. Strong actor and vocalist. Low A to C; “Reuben:” Male, 40-49, Eldest of Jacob’s sons. Sings “Those Canaan Days.” French dialect. Strong actor, singer, dancer. C to High E-flat; “Levi:” Male, 20-45, Sings “One More Angel in Heaven.” Southern dialect. Strong actor, singer, dancer. Low B to High F; “Judah:” Male, 20-45, Sings “Benjamin Calypso.” Caribbean dialect. Strong actor, singer, dancer. F to High F; “Potiphar:” Male, 40-49, Powerful and rich Egyptian capitalist. Ruthlessly unforgiving. Quick-tempered. Strong actor and vocalist. May double as brother. D to B; Butler: Male, 20-49, Character actors. Strong vocals. Good mover; Baker: male, 20-49, Character actors. Strong vocals. Good mover; Ensemble: Males & Females, 18+, Dancers who can sing, of all types, who are extremely proficient in at least one of the following: hip hop, breaking, krumping, pop & lock, other forms of hip hop, and/or urban dance, to play Brothers, Wives, Egyptians, etc; Children’s Chorus: Males & Females, 7-12, strong singers. Auditions for Equity and Non-union by appointment May 6 from 2pm-5:30pm, May 7 from 1pm-5pm and May 9 from 7pm-11pm at Hillcrest Center for the Arts (403 W Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks CA 91360). Equity Principal Audition for Equity Performers only by appointment May 8 from 10:15am-6pm at the same location. These are Equity Performer Auditions (not EPAs). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Cabrillo Music Theatre is no longer taking appointments by phone. Visit www.Cabrillomusictheatre.com and click on “Auditions” to sign up to for a time to be seen. Bring picture and resume. Bring sheet music in the style of the show, and in the proper key. Accompanist provided. No recorded music or a cappella. Nonunion, limit song to one minute.

 

'PIPPIN' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 7 - Apex Touring is seeking an immediate swing replacement for the 2017 national tour of Pippin. Immediate swing replacement for currently-running national tour, present through Nov. 18. Competitive salary plus per diem for travel portion. Seeking—Male Swing Track (Chorus/Ensemble): 21-35, male swing for the ensemble; strong Fosse-style dance skills as well as strong vocal ability; able to learn and retain various different tracks. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit headshot/resume, dance reel, and vocal submission via backstage.com or contact the touring company.

'A CHORUS LINE' – MAY 7 – BIRMINGHAM - Virginia Samford Theatre is casting the musical, A Chorus Line. Production runs Sep. 21-Oct. 1, in Birmingham AL. No pay. Seeking—Multiple Roles: Males & Females, 18+. Audition by appointment May 7 at 2pm at Virginia Samford Theatre (1116 26th Street, Birmingham AL 35205). You will need 16 bars of music in the style of the show, and a 30-60 second monologue. Dance call and call-backs immediately following. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

EQUITY, 'PAJAMA GAME' – MAY 7 & 8 - Arena Stage is casting Equity performers with strong singing and dancing abilities for the ensemble and special chorus parts in Pajama Game. Rehearsals begin Sep. 26; runs Nov. 18-Dec. 24; possible extension through Dec. 31 in Washington DC. Pays: $936/wk. Equity LORT B+ Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—“Sid Sorokin:” Male, 30-49, the suave factory superintendent. Baritone/tenor with strong movement; “Babe Williams:” Female, 30-39, the leader of the Union Grievance Committee; resolute in her beliefs and actions. Mezzo/belt with strong movement; “Myron Hasler:” Male, 50-69, the head of the pajama factory; strict and severe. Some singing and movement; “Vernon Hines:” Male, 30-49, the factory timekeeper and Glady’s beau; insecure and jealous. Baritone and very strong dancer; “Prez:” Male, 30-59, the head of the Union; a huge flirt. Tenor with strong movement; “Gladys Hotchkiss:” Female, 20-39, Hasler’s secretary and Hines’ girlfriend; confident and bold. Mezzo and very strong dancer; Pop: Male, 50-69, Babe’s father; kind and agreeable. Will also play other roles in the ensemble. Strong singer and dancer; “Mae:” Female, 20-39, a member of the Union Grievance Committee; outgoing and direct. Strong singer and dancer. Equity Chorus Calls May 7 at 9:30am for Equity female singers & 2pm for Equity male singers and May 8, 2017: 9:30am for Equity female dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity male dancers who sing at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., New York NY 10018). ECC procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity monitor will be provided. Singers: Prepare two contrasting (uptempo and ballad) traditional musical theater songs, 16 bars or more. Bring pix & resume, stapled together. Dancers: Wear clothes you are able to move and dance in, and come prepared to learn a combination. Also, in case asked to stay and sing, prepare two contrasting (uptempo and ballad) traditional musical theater songs, 16 bars or more. Bring pix & resume, stapled together.

'CAROUSEL' – MAY 7 & 8 – KERRVILLE - Playhouse 2000 is casting the musical, Carousel. Production runs June 30-July 15, in Kerrville TX. No pay. Seeking—Multiple Roles: Males & Females,  18+. Auditions by appointment May 7 at 2:30pm and May 8 at 6:30pm at The Cailloux Theater (Kerrville TX). For appointment, or more information, call 830/896-9393.

'WEST SIDE STORY' – MAY 7 & 8 – PHOENIX - Scottsdale Musical Theater Company is casting West Side Story. Producers state: "SMTC prides itself on presenting affordable theatrical productions of well-known Broadway shows in their entire original Broadway versions with national tour sets and costumed and featuring the best of Phoenix area talent along with a full live orchestra so that these shows can be heard and appreciated as they were originally meant to be." Rehearsals begin June 25. Performances will run Aug. 17-20, in Scottsdale AZ. Stipend Pay ($150). Seeking—All Roles except “Henry Higgins: Males & Females, 16-60. Auditions by appointment May 7 from 6pm-9pm and May 8 from 8pm-10pm (dance audition is first each day) at Conservatory of Dance (13637 N. Tatum Blvd., southeast corner of Tatum & Thunderbird, next to Starbucks, Phoenix AZ 85032). Everyone who auditions (except for the adult non-singing roles) must attend the dance call, which will be held first - promptly at 6pm on Sunday or 8pm on Monday. Be ready to start on time, and wear dance appropriate clothes and shoes. All females should wear character heels if possible, unless you are auditioning exclusively for Anybodys. Being West Side Story, there will be dancer only parts cast. If you are auditioning just as a dancer, you still need to email or call to schedule which day you are attending. This is not an “open” call. Singers need to reserve a specific singing time via backstage or contact the theater. Auditions will be assigned every five minutes, and will take place after the dance call. Prepare two contrasting vocal selections of 32 bars or less ready in an appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided. Do not sing anything from the show; no CDs or a cappella singing will be allowed. You will also be asked to do a monologue, not to exceed one minute.

'GUYS And DOLLS' – MAY 7, 9 & 10 – LEONIA - Players Guild of Leonia is casting all parts for Frank Loesser's Guys and Dolls. Director states: "We are the oldest continuing community theater in NJ (97 years) and named to the top three in 2015 and 2016 as 'Best Place in NJ for Non-Equity Theater' by voters of New Jersey Stage Magazine." Rehearsals begin in August 2017; runs Oct. 6-22 at Drill Hall Theater, 130 Grand Ave., Leonia NJ. Theater is near GW Bridge and accessible by bus. No pay. New members pay initial $60 membership fee, which includes one comp ticket. Seeking—“Sky Masterson” (Lead): Male, 25-40, baritone, B to E-flat; playing age 26–38; lead role. Charismatic, cool, and charming; Sky is a suave, intelligent, and confident gangster who naturally commands others’ respect and attention; handsome, with buckets of stage presence and sex appeal; Some dance/movement ability would be useful (though not essential) for the crap-shooting sequence; “Sarah Brown” (Lead): Female, 18-35, soprano to high A. Conventional, respectable, and principled, Sarah is initially a little too buttoned-up for her own good; she has genuine passion for her calling and compassion for her "fold" but gives Sky an initial frosty response; the actress playing this role has to play convincingly drunk; when under the influence of alcohol she allows her straitlaced persona to slip and falls exuberantly and madly in love; “Nathan Detroit” (Lead): Male, 30-50, baritone to high F. Organizer of the floating crap game, with a tendency towards neuroticism; Nathan is a lovable rogue who is always struggling to stay one step ahead of the pack and looking for the big break he never seems to get; funny, frustrated, but romantic, his heart is torn between the camaraderie of his gambling circle and the woman he loves; “Adelaide” (Lead): Female, 30-45, mezzo to A; playing age 30s to 40s; lead role. Lead performer at the "Hot Box," a somewhat tacky and dodgy cabaret joint; strong comic actress required, with dancing ability and ability to carry off a basque and stockings; she spends the whole show with the symptoms of a cold, acting through sneezes and congestion; “Nicely Nicely Johnson” (Supporting): Male, 30-50, male; tenor to high B-flat; playing age 30 to 50; supporting role. Best pal to Nathan Detroit; with a voracious appetite and boundless enthusiasm, Nicely is "nice" by nature and name; comic, cheerful, and likable, he delivers hilarious one-liners and a big, Broadway showstopper ("Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat") with equal aplomb; “Benny Southstreet” (Supporting): Male, 25-55, Nicely’s pal, with whom he sings the duet "Guys & Dolls" and trio "Fugue for Tinhorms"; upbeat, sometimes nervy, he is more of a novice in the gangster business and further down the pecking order. Full of character; “Harry the Horse” (Supporting): Male, 25-45, another gangster; has come into money by collecting the reward on his father (!); sidekick and mouthpiece to Big Jule, so, though a pleasant rogue, is more on the ball and can be a cool customer who is able to stand his ground when necessary. Sings with ensemble but not alone; “Arvide Abernathy” (Supporting): Male, 60-80, baritone. Sarah’s grandfather and significant member of the Salvation Army mission; wise, warm, and caring; “Rusty Charlie” (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 20-45, baritone. Sings the trio "Fugue for Tinhorns" with Nicely and Benny; “General Matilda B. Cartwright” (Supporting): Female, 40-65, mezzo. Regional representative of the Salavation Army; powerful, matronly, no-nonsense, with a formidable presence and, it transpires, a sense of humor; Hot Box Girls (Supporting): Female, 18-35, seeking four to six females to make up this chorus of performers who back-up Adelaide in her night club act; strong dancing, singing, and character performance required. They perform two numbers with Adelaide–-one of which involves stripping down to a basque and stockings. They will double into other aspects of the female ensemble; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, the ensemble make up the characters of Times Square, gangsters and their molls, Salvation Army personnel, and other cameos; seeking strong performers who can create individual, well-drawn characters. Open Casting Calls May 7 at 7pm, May 9 at 7pm and May 10 at 7pm at Drill Hall Theater (130 Grand Ave., Leonia NJ 07605). In-person audition is required. You will be asked to sing a song from the show. Sheet music will be provided. If cast, you must become a member of the Players Guild. For more information, visit http://www.leoniaplayers.org/.

EQUITY, 2017 NATIONAL MUSIC THEATER CONFERENCE – MAY 8 - Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center is casting the National Music Theater Conference of staged readings of three new musicals. Musicals include: Home Street Home (Runs June 20-July 1); Illa (Runs June 27-July 8) and Superhero (Runs July 4-15). Each musical is in residence for two weeks between June 20 and July 15 in Waterford CT. Pays $510/wk. currently, 2017 salary pending. Equity LORT Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—Equity Actors: Males & Females, 18+, all ethnicities for the 2017 Conference. For Home Street Home - Note for All Roles: This is a punk rock musical. All singing and musical performances are to be delivered with a punk sensibility. “Sue (Sue-icide):” female, 16-20; a sheltered teenage incest victim from the suburbs. Shy and withdrawn but eager to explore, and with an inner strength and toughness that allows her to transform into an empowered, take-charge street punk. Alto, versatile lead singer, strong punk belter with powerful low range, prefer belt up to D; Mom: female, 20s; the matriarch of the street tribe, she is the maternal influence on the street kids, acting as their protector as well as their moral compass. Alto, versatile lead and ensemble singer, strong punk belter with powerful low range; “PD:” male, 18-25; a flamboyant, witty, street punk. Charismatic, campy and self-aware, he is a snarky street hustler with a brain. Uses sarcasm and wit to hide his overwhelming desire to be cared for. Wide range tenor or Bari-tenor, prefer low G to high A, low notes flexible, strong punk lead and ensemble singer; “Trashley:” female, 18-25; Mom’s lover. Tough, caustic and streetwise, she projects an outer shell of toughness, but is sensitive and prone to jealousy. Alto, versatile lead singer, strong punk belter with powerful low range, prefer belt up to D; “Nosmo:” male, 18-25. A street musician junkie and the heart of the punk tribe. Warm, sensitive and sweet-natured, he is the balladeer who takes us through Sue’s story. Caught in the struggle between his addiction and his hunger to make music. Wide range tenor or Bari-tenor, strong punk lead and ensemble singer. Guitar skills a plus; “Special Ed:” male, late 20s to early 30s. Usually functions a few steps behind the rest of the tribe, he is a man of few words, but occasionally chimes in with a gem of unexpected wisdom. Tenor or Bari-Tenor, high A, strong punk lead and ensemble singer; “Big John:” male, early 40s. Overweight and a bit nerdy, he is insecure about his appearance and uses male prostitutes as his sexual outlet. Sweet and self-effacing, and would make someone a great husband if he could get out of his own way. Baritone; “Niko:” male, late 20s to early 30s. The neighborhood drug dealer and pimp. Easygoing and laid back, but can turn vicious with no warning. Inherently threatening and prone to violence, he is a smiling cobra who is always looking for the next score. Baritone; Sue’s Mother: female, late 30s; a suburban mother, aware of the abuse that is going on under her roof, and tortured by her inability to stop it. Soprano or Mezzo, strong lead singer; for Illa – “Prince:” African American male, 18-22; protagonist. A gifted classically trained dancer who attends a community college for dance but has dreams of leaving that life for a hip-hop career. Nerdy, awkward, socially awkward but can be charming, articulate, emotional, a bit naive. A little corny but capable of a "edger" side if pushed too far. Rapper, dancer, actor, singer; “Stacy:” Caucasian female, 18-22; new dance student at community college. Good looking, assertive, confident, trendy, brash, influenced by hip hop culture. Singer, dancer. Ability to rap; Mom: African American female, late 40's early 50's. African American studies professor who is trying to keep her family together during the 2008 Financial Crisis. Strong, assertive, no-nonsense humor, confident. R&B/Gospel singer; Pop: African American male, late 40's to early 50's. Worked at an automobile factory but was laid off due to cutbacks. Good looking alpha-male who speaks his mind. Passionate, prideful, and stubborn. R&B singer who can perform spoken word poetry; “Gary:” African American male age 30. College dropout with aspirations of being a self- made businessman. Mentors Prince to take over the rap industry. Fun, energetic, carefree, slick, charismatic hustler. R&B/Gospel singer and rapper; “Miss Morgan:” any ethnicity, age 27. Dance teacher. Active community leader, charismatic, ambitious, the voice of reason. R&B/Pop singer, ability to rap; “Leonard:” any ethnicity, age 18-22. A musical theatre fanatic, bubbly, happy, optimistic, accepting of all people, brings out Prince's inner geek. Rapper and singer; “Jorge:” Latino male, age 18-22. Good looking ladies’ man. Cool, suave, romantic swagger. Jokes around a lot but supports Prince with everything he does. Rapper and singer; Narrator: African American male, age 25-35. Leads the audience on the journey with a secret connection to story; Ciphers: Ensemble, lead narrators – six to ten young, multi-ethnic male & female. Singers, rappers and dancers to play iconic hip-hop legends, corporate executives, college students, hip-hop fans, and factory workers. Equity Principal Audition May 8 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., Room 16J; holding room 16L, New York NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. The musical styles this year span from contemporary Broadway to rock, jazz, hip-hop and rap. Prepare a brief song in one of those styles. Accompanist provided. Bring sheet music and two copies of your picture/resume, each stapled together. The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and subscribes to the LORT Agreement Non- Traditional Casting policy, encouraging participation by and casting of ethnic minority Actors (African American, Asian American, Hispanic American and Native American), women and Actors with disabilities in roles where race, ethnicity, gender, or the presence or absence of a disability is not germane. 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, 'SINGIN' IN THE RAIN' – MAY 8 – AUSTIN - Zachary Scott Theatre Center/Theatre Ventures, Inc. is casting Equity performers for Singin' In The Rain. Betty Comden and Adolph Green, screenplay; Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown, songs; Runs TBD in Austin TX. Pays $478/wk. Equity LOA/LORT Agreement. Seeking—“Don Lockwood:” Male, 25-40, a suave Hollywood leading man; good singer; excellent dancer with strong tap; charming, charismatic; “Kathy Seldon:” Female, 20-30, beautiful ingénue; must sing and dance (especially tap) extremely well; “Lina Lamont:” Female, 25-40, comic actor-singer; a slow-witted silent film diva with a big personality and a harshly shrill, unpleasant voice; Don's regular co-star; “Cosmo Brown:” Male, 25-40, comic actor-singer-dancer with strong tap; a wacky and playful on-set pianist for silent films; Don's best friend and former dance partner; Production Singer: Male, 18-25, strong tenor who dances; the lead tenor in Monumental Pictures' first movie musical; Ensemble: Males & Females, 20-39, characters; excellent dancers who sing well; to play a variety of ensemble characters, male and female, any ethnicity. Equity Principal Audition May 8 from 2pm-10pm for AEA combo EPA/ECC Zachary Scott Theatre Center (1510 Toomey Rd., Whisenhunt Stage and Nowlin Rehearsal Studio on the ZACH Campus, Austin TX 78704). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Actors should prepare a song in the style of the show, and have a contrasting song ready if asked. Bring your book. Note: Dance Callbacks will be scheduled at a later date, by appointment. Callbacks May 9 by appointment. AEA members may schedule an appointment by emailing auditions@zachtheatre.org with subject line "SITR Austin Auditions"; attach headshot/resume in PDF/Word format with preferred audition time. ZACH Theatre celebrates its’ 85th Anniversary season with one of the greatest and most beloved classic musicals, brought to our stage in a new splashy, song and dance valentine to the Golden Age of movie musicals. For the first time in Austin, this production is designed especially for you. The joyous score features well-known songs like “Good Morning,” “Make ‘Em Laugh,” and the favorite, “Singin’ in the Rain” which will soar with ZACH’s full orchestra. And yes, it will rain on the Topfer stage. What a glorious feeling, I’m happy again.

'The PRINCE Of EGYPT' – MAY 8-11 - TheatreWorks Palo Alto The Prince of Egypt with music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Philip LaZebnik. Producers & Creatives Statement: The Prince of Egypt tells a universal story treasured by many cultures around the world. This production will honor that legacy by casting performers of the world’s many races and ethnicities to play characters from all the cultures portrayed in the show. We will be fully inclusive in our casting and are seeking a very diverse cast. Actors of all races, religions, and ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition. Rehearsals begin on/about Sept. 8; runs on/about Oct. 6-Nov. 5 in Redwood City CA. Pays: $861/wk. Equity LORT B Contract. Seeking—“Moses:” Male, 20-39, a prince of Egypt. Playful but with a soulful core. A high tenor, sings up to B-flat, with a thrilling voice and large range; principal; “Ramses:” Male, 20-39, a prince of Egypt, heir to the throne. Moses’ brother. While also young, he has a serious and self-critical streak and is also quite competitive with Moses. Through trials of great pain over the course of the show be ultimately becomes a great leader of the Egyptians. A tenor, sings up to G-sharp, but with a well-developed lower range; principal; “Tzipporah:” Female, 20-39, a Midian princess, fiery and rebellious. She is full of spirit and strength, and wants nothing more than for her people to be free. Must have a thrilling high belt, but also a well-developed and beautiful mix; principal; “Jethro:” Male, 50-65, the High Priest of Midian. A powerful, wise presence, with a joyful twinkle in his eye. Full of love and buoyancy, with a deep spiritual center. A high baritone, must sing up to G, with a warm voice; principal; “Pharaoh Seti:” Male, 50-69, the Pharaoh of Egypt. Commanding, carries himself with great dignity and authority. A general and still a great leader of his army. A low baritone/bass; principal; “Hotep:” Male, 35-65, the High Priest of Egypt. A devout believer in the power of the Egyptian gods and Egypt itself. He is also a schemer, looking for ways to increase his own power. A low baritone/bass; principal; “Aaron:” Male, 25-40, Moses’ Hebrew brother. He’s someone who doesn’t want to rock the boat, and tries desperately to contain his radical sister. He’s a worrier and a bit of a nebbish. A strong singer, with a mid-tenor range; principal; “Miriam:” Female, 30-49, Moses’ Hebrew sister; a believer. It is Miriam who always believed in Moses, and she who most fervently supports him and follows him once he finds out his true heritage. A strong singer with a well-developed belt, and a beautiful mix; principal; “Nefertari:” Female, 20-39, Ramses’ wife-to-be. The daughter of one of the most powerful families in Egypt, she is marrying Ramses to return her family to the glory of being Pharaoh. Cold, snobbish, and seemingly heartless, we discover over the course of the show that there is a vulnerable woman underneath. A strong singer though full vocal range needed, belt and mix; principal; “Jocheved:” Female, 20-39, Moses’ Mother. She is deeply loving and does everything she can to save her son. She also needs to have an incredible singing voice and be able to perform Middle Eastern style vocalizations; featured ensemble; Young “Miriam:” Female, 10-11, Moses’ sister. Strong willed and daring, but also aware of her place as a slave in the Egyptian world. Will also play a Hebrew child later in the show. Strong singer needed; featured ensemble. Auditions by appointment May 8-11 in New York NY 10018. For consideration, email headshot & resume to princeofegyptauditions@gmail.com with the title of the show and specific role in either the subject line or body of the email. Seeking submissions from AEA members. AEA members must submit themselves directly in order to be considered via this posting (no agent or third-party submissions). Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

 

'MARY POPPINS' – MAY 8 & 13 – CHICAGO - Overshadowed Theatrical Productions is casting Mary Poppins, a musical. Project description: "the delightful story of a family in trouble and a stern, yet magical nanny that 'blows' in one day bringing adventure, order, and just the right 'medicine' to bring them together. The stage characters have been beautifully written, we learn more about Mr. and Mrs. Banks and are introduced to characters that readers will recognize but were not in the film. This is a magical musical the whole family will enjoy." Runs July 14-Aug. 5, in Medinah IL. Seeking—Actors: 18+. Auditions by appointment May 8 from 6pm-7pm for ages age 8-13 & 7pm-9pm for ages 14+ and May 13 from 8am-10am for ages 8-13 & 10am-12noon for ages 14+ at Medinah Baptist Church (900 Foster Ave., Chicago IL 60640).

EQUITY, NORA THEATRE COMPANY – MAY 8 & 15 – CAMBRIDGE - Nora Theatre Company is seeking Equity performers for various roles in the upcoming 2017-18 season including: The Revolutionists (Rehearsals begin Sep. 26; runs Oct. 19-Nov. 12), A Christmas Carol (Rehearsals begin Oct. 31; runs Nov. 24-Dec. 31), Proof (Rehearsals begin Dec. 26; runs Jan. 18, 2018-Feb. 18), world premiere of The Women Who Mapped the Stars (Rehearsals begin Mar. 26; runs Apr. 19-May 20), and Dangerous Liaisons (Rehearsals begin Mar. 26; runs Apr. 19-May 20). Season rehearses and runs in Cambridge MA. Pays: $425/wk. Equity NEAT 6 Contract. Seeking—All Roles: 18+. Equity Principal Auditions May 8 from 10am-10pm (break 2pm-7pm) and May 15 from 11am-7pm (break 2pm-3pm) at Central Square Theater (450 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge MA 02139). An Equity monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Email akelly@centralsquaretheater.org. Appointment slots are five minutes each. Prepare two contrasting monologues or a scene from the play you are most interested in. Bring pix & resume. Equity members without appointments seen as time permits on the day of.

 

EQUITY, 'MY FAIR LADY' – MAY 13 – MARIETTA - Atlanta Lyric Theatre is casting My Fair Lady. Frederick Loewe, music; Alan Jay Lerner, book & lyrics; Rehearsals begin July 23; runs Aug. 18-Sep. 3 in Marietta GA. Pays $420/wk. Equity LOA Agreement. Seeking—“Eliza Doolittle:” Female, 18+, a Cockney flower girl from Lisson Grove working outside Covent Garden; soprano- middle C to high G; “Colonel Pickering:” Male, 18+, retired British officer with colonial experience; the author of “Spoken Sanskrit”; baritone; “Henry Higgins:” Male, 18+, British upper class professional bachelor, world famous phonetics expert; baritone; “Freddy Eynsford-Hi:” Male, 18+, upper class young man who becomes completely smitten with Eliza; tenor; “Alfred P. Doolittle:” Male, 18+, Eliza’s father; an elderly but vigorous dustman; baritone; “Mrs. Pearce:” Female, 18+, Henry Higgins’ housekeeper; mezzo-soprano; Ensemble: Males & Females, 18+, various roles some named and featured. Equity Principal Audition May 13 from 12noon-8pm (break from 3:30pm-4:30pm) at Lyric Studio Theatre In The Square (12 Powder Springs, Entrance under maroon awning, Marietta GA 30067). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show. Bring your sheet music in your key. Accompanist provided. No video submissions. Dance call at callbacks only. Sopranos-be prepared to sing high G. For more info, visit www.atlantalyric.com. 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.

 

PORTLAND CENTER STAGE – MAY 15 & 16 – PORTLAND - Portland Center Stage is casting the 2017-18 Season including: Fun Home, Every Brilliant Thing, Mojada, Winter Song and A Christmas Memory, Twist Your Dickens, Astoria: Parts One and Two, Kodachrome, The Magic Play, Major Barbara, And So We Walked and Lady Day at Emerson's Car and Grill." Season runs throughout 2017-18, in Portland OR. Professional pay. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+. Open Casting Calls May 15 from 9:45am-5pm and May 16 from 9:45am-5pm at Portland Center Stage (128 NW 11th Ave., Ellyn Bye Studio, Portland OR 97209). We will begin making appointments at 9:45am each day for that day's auditions. You must arrive on the appropriate day to secure an audition. Prepare two contrasting monologues and for singers an optional 16 bars of a song, (accompanist will be provided on both days). Total audition should not exceed 2 minutes (we may only have time to see one monologue). Bring two headshots w/resumes. For appointments, visit backstage.com or contact the stage.

 

'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.

 

'STRENGTH Of THIS NATION' – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 30 - Twenty/20 Productions Incorporated is casting Strength of This Nation, a new musical from Timothy Allen Smith. Rehearses in August; performs in September in L.A. Pays: $500/wk. for performances and $25/hr. for rehearsals. Nonunion. Seeking—“Tamara” (Lead): Female, 18-30, athletic and a bit of a tomboy; she also has a lot of attitude and pride, Role requires strong, belting singing voice; “Nadia” (Lead): Female, 18-30, a devout Muslim of Pakistani descent; she is also a soft-spoken, well-mannered, she can be shy but comes to life when singing/performing. Role requires a strong singing voice; “Whitney” (Lead): Female, 18-30, energetic and friendly and tries to get along with everyone, making her one of the most popular girls in her school, She is a technical dancer and, for her, dancing is like breathing; she can't imagine her life without it. Role requires strong singing voice; “Paige” (Lead): Female, 18-30, Paige would best be described as a bit of a drama queen; she is Tamara’s first cousin and loves being the center of attention at all times; Role requires strong singing voice. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the production company.

 

'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.

 

 

 

 

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'LAUGHTER IS LIFE!' – APR. 18 & 25 - The Actor's Project NYC is casting Laughter is Life!, 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 with limited spots by appointment Apr 18 from 2:30pm-3:30pm and Apr 25 from 3:30pm-4:30pm 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.)."

 

'FRONT & CENTER DRAMEDY!' – APR. 25 - The Actor's Project NYC is casting Front & Center Dramedy!, 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. All members meet with agents and managers before and after showcases. Seeking—Actors & Singers Seeking Representation Through Showcases: 18+. Group audition by appointment Apr 25 from 3:30pm-4:30pm at TAPNYC @ Studios 353 (353 W. 48th St.New York NY 10036). Add audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com to your contacts to ensure the confirmation lands in your inbox. For quicker response, 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.)."

 

'ACROSS The BOARD MADNESS!' – APR. 25 - 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. All members meet with agents and managers before and after showcases. Seeking—Actors & Singers Seeking Representation Through Showcases: 18+. Group audition by appointment Apr 25 from 3:30pm-4:30pm at TAPNYC @ Studios 353 (353 W. 48th St., New York NY 10036). Add audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com to your contacts to ensure the confirmation lands in your inbox. For quick response, direct-email your 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.)."

 

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:

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:

'VOISIN' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 23 - Cal State Northridge is casting Voisin, a low-budget film. Rehearsals begin ASAP based on actor availability; shoots April 21-23; pick-up dates TBD based on actor and crew availability in Northridge CA. Meals and beverages will be provided. Further compensation will be provided based on budget availability. Seeking—“Arielle” (Lead): Female, 21-34, dominant, strong, and alluring, Arielle has a deep and dark past that has brought her to her present. She lives alone, is self-sufficient, has like-minded friends, but also a rather odd hobby. Arielle has developed herself as a type of vigilante, avenging the lives of women who have been harmed or taken advantage of by men. Skilled with weapons, these male attackers find themselves maimed or dead by her hands and she shows no remorse. Clever, intelligent, and cold, she lives her life in her own way with no one else's influence; “Danny” (Lead): Male, 21-34, your typical, happy-go-lucky American male. Not 100% connected to reality, Danny has led a regular, seemingly inconsequential life. Tall and handsome, he has never had trouble attracting women, but also has never concerned himself with the plight of a woman. Containing a naive thought process, he comes to a serious situation with a serious woman and must finally think deeply or become engulfed in her; Caller: 18+, a voice actor who can read French fluently or has fluent a fluent French accent. Character will be speaking in French over the telephone to the leading lady. Seeking talent from Northridge CA. If you are unavailable for the audition date, email about a separate audition. Audition location details will be sent to provided email address based on submissions. For sides, visit backstage.com or contact the school.

 

'HOME ALONE' (Placeholder title) – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 23 - Double Flawless is casting the main voice for Home Alone, a short. Production states: "Home Alone really is a placeholder title. April Skutt is ~nine years old. She's a fearless little spaz. I'm looking to cast a grownup who does a great little girl voice. And can sing in that voice, though not necessarily really well. You know, how a little girl would sing if she were having an impromptu, solo viking-funeral for her hamster. And if your regular voice happens to fit her mom, that would be so great, but no pressure." This is a festival then vimeo/youtube kind of thing. I'm not going to make a dime off it, but I'm paying. Records for an estimated 4 hours in L.A. area. Tentatively recording at Garden of Sound in West Hollywood. Seeking—“April” (Lead): Female, 18+, April's about nine years old. She's energetic and awesome. Sings, kills a bad guy, has a great Christmas. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Production states:" I just need to hear your little girl voice (if you want to include your regular voice, too, that's great). If you have a video reel, that's cool, too. But even a quick recording into your phone works for this. If you don't have an audio reel or an example of your little girl voice, you could just tell me what you had for breakfast OR record this very important line which completely makes sense in context. You just had the best time. And you're explaining to mom why the house is on fire: Oh, she’s dead. This guy broke in and killed her and I’m prrrrreeeeetty sure he was gonna kill me and you guys, too. So I set him on fire. And I needed to use your undercover cop handcuffs to do it and the mask, too, obviously, so if he comes back as a ghost he won’t know who burned him to death! Oh, and the toilet’s clogged and we’re all out of lighter fluid and presents. The Elf will vouch for me!" For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the casting agency.

 

SPLASH & RIPPLE ENGLISH HERITAGE PROJECT – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 24 - Splash & Ripple is casting a voiceover project. Project description: "This is a scripted audio piece used in an English Heritage building, with narrators helping to bring the piece to life for visitors." Rehearses & records one day in late April/early May, in Bristol, UK. Pays £140. Seeking—“Paul Nash” (Supporting): Male, 37-44, experience of narration and character work, accent relatively RP (1930's public school educated); “Thomas Hardy” (Supporting): Male, 40-59, experience of narration and character work, accent RP (Victorian), deep voiced; Narrator (Supporting): Female, 18-50, experience of narration and character work, accent neutral, no need to be particularly posh, tone trustworthy, measured/calm; Storyteller/Iron Age Woman (Supporting): Female, 50+, experience of narration and character work, accent Southern, neutral, no need for RP, ideally significantly older sounding than the narrator. Seeking talent from Bristol, England. To apply, submit pix, résumés & audio demo reels via backstage.com or contact Splash & Ripple.

 

'CRONICA De VAMPIROS' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 24 - Silveraiden Productions is casting voice over actors to dub some episodes of The Vampire Diaries in Spanish. Seeking voice over actors who can assimilate the voice of the characters themselves. Record dates TBD. Pay TBD. Seeking—Various Roles: Males & Females, 16-35. Seeking talent from Elizabeth NJ. Must be able to speak and read Spanish fluently. All interested actors, submit a voiceover clip and demographics. Note for which part you are auditioning. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the production company.

 

'FUN CENTER' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 25 - NYU Tisch School of the Arts is casting voiceover/ADR roles for Fun Center, an upcoming short student film. Synopsis: Fun Center is an art house film that revolves around socially anxious high schooler, Milo, days before his senior prom. Director states: "The film has been shot, and we are looking for talented actors to lend their voices to the supporting characters of the film. This is the important last step in the finishing process of the film. We will be working in a state-of-the-art ADR studio." Records Apr. 25 (5:30pm-7:30pm; flexible based on talent availability) at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, 11th fl., NYC. Lunch provided. A cut of the film will be provided to you for your reel. Seeking—“Craig” (Supporting): Male, 35+, Milo's overbearing boss. He doesn't like Milo and prefers other employees; “Chris” (Supporting): Male, 18-25, an employee at Uncle Craig's Fun Center. He doesn't know Milo very well but is aware of his prom situation; “Sue” (Supporting): Female, 35+, the owner of the flower shop that Milo goes to before the dance. Seeking talent from New York, Queens, Brooklyn NY. Send an audio reel of your voice via backstage.com or contact the school.

 

AHM MEDIA RECORDING ARTISTS – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 25 - AHM Music & Media is seeking vocal talent for artist development and production with AHM Media. Producer states: "We develop aspiring original artists whom we then pitch and promote to our high level record label, media, and investor contacts. These are a few highly selected artists that we invest our own resources into their projects, however there are some third party costs which can help ensure a major label level quality presentation. If studio work is involved, artists don't have to find their own studios as we advise them as to what the top facilities in the industry are, and guide them with the entire process." Opportunities ongoing in NYC, L.A., and nationwide. No pay. Company states: "Fees required for production, recording, and studio time: $1,000 and up." Seeking—Singers/Singer-Songwriters (Lead): Males & Females, 14-29, pop, R&B, rock, urban, alternative, and country styles; songwriting skills welcome, but not required. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submissions must include links to vocal performances to be considered. Submit MP3s, pictures, and resumes. For more info, visit www.alexhouton.com and www.spotlight87.com.

 

'PROJECT FARAWAY' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 25 - NYU is casting for the voice of the protagonist of Project Faraway, an NYU Film project with elements of science fiction, animation, and remorseful sentimentality. Synopsis: Stylistically in the vein of Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, Hiroshima Mon Amour, and World of Tomorrow. The shooting script and previous examples of the director's work are available in the additional materials section of the post. Records based on talent availability in the East Village near NYU. Seeking—“Dr. Alexandra Corrigan” (Supporting): Female, 40+, a veteran physicist at the end of her career, reflecting on the deep guilt she feels as a result of designing a city-destroying super missile in her youth. Seeking talent from New York NY. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact NYU.

 

SINGER For POP/URBAN GIRL BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 26 - Bolabo Records is seeking a female singer (16-24 years of age) for a new Pop/Urban Girl Band backed by a major British record/publishing company. Rehearses and records in Los Angeles CA. Pay TBD. Seeking—Singer (Lead): Female, 14-25, 16-24 years of age required for a new pop/urban girl band; style/influences: Charlie XCX, The Weekend, En Vogue, Aaliyah; this project is backed by a major British record/publishing company; should be able to sing lead and background, dance, and perform; must have a great vocal ability as well as having the capacity to learn and execute harmonies; all ethnicities are welcome to apply. Apply with singing showreel, Soundcloud or YouTube links and current photo/headshot. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Apply with singing showreel, Soundcloud or YouTube links and current photo/headshot. The successful applicant will initially be required to attend studio sessions and meetings in a professional recording studio in Central Los Angeles, involving up to six or seven days of recording spanning a period several weeks. Style/influences: Charlie XCX, The Weekend, En Vogue, Aaliyah. Should be able to sing lead and background, dance, and perform. Must have a great vocal ability as well as having the capacity to learn and execute harmonies. All ethnicities are welcome to apply. Apply with singing showreel, Soundcloud or YouTube links and current photo and headshot. Auditions will be held in Central Los Angeles area, all minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the record company.

 

'LETTERS' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 28 - NYU is casting Letters, a short student documentary. Student states: "Letters is about my grandfather, a photographer for Look magazine, and his letters to my grandmother from his travels around the world in the 1950s-60s. The documentary will mainly be a voiceover reading his letters, playing over archival footage." Recording session Apr. 26, 27, or 28 in NYC. Seeking—“Doug” (Lead): Male, 35-65, student states: "This role is that of my grandfather writing the letters. Personally, I have never met him, but my mom said that his voice was not deep and that, for some reason, people sometimes thought he was British (he wasn't)." Seeking talent from New York NY.

A passage to record and submit as an audition for the role:
"The ride from Lome through Togo and Dahomey was beautiful - all along the shore and the scenery was breathtakingly beautiful. No big cities or towns - just little thatched huts forming fishing villages here and there. Fishermen going out in their canoes or repairing nets. It was all very peaceful and remote. It would have been a grand drive had it not been for the fast and horribly reckless driver we had. We did everything but slug him over the head to slow him down. He would be very good for awhile then slip back into his old ways.
"Togo is not a very big country - only 50 miles wide - and it doesn’t take long to drive through. Dahomey is only slightly bigger and that doesn’t take too long either. The big problem in Dahomey is the that police stop you every few miles and try to extract graft from the drivers, but we as Americans in the back seat were a deterrent. In fact the driver represented me as the American ambassador and we were waved along with a smile. However the trip was very tiring…and that is why we want to hire a plane the next time."

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

 

'OVER The PRISON WALL' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 28 - New York University is casting Over the Prison Wall, an audio project for an NYU undergraduate film class, inspired by "Prison Break," about two sisters (ages 20-30) who are breaking out of prison. Shoots between April 22-30 in NYC. Seeking—“Mabel” (Lead): Female, 18-30, a sister who feels a sense of obligation and love for her older sister to the point where she purposefully lands herself in prison so she can break her out (also believes that her sister is innocent). Extremely meticulous and intelligent; “Lucy” (Lead): Female, 22-31, framed for a murder and is wrongfully on death row. Loves her younger sister very much. Seeking talent from New York NY. Note your availability. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the school.

 

'MY PLASTIC HEART' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 28 - CSUDH, Cal State Dominguez Hills, is seeking a narrator who can provide voiceover for a documentary about plastic pollution and awareness in our oceans. The documentary itself is around 12 minutes, but the voiceover should be a total of around 3-5 minutes. Seeking a voice that's able to tell a story of awareness, but yet keep a serious and enthusiastic tone about the environment. Will record on a Sunday morning or afternoon in the audio studio at CSUDH in Carson CA sometime the month of April. Food and water provided, along with free parking. Seeking—Voiceover: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from Carson CA. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact CSUDH.

 

RECORDING And CONCERT PROJECTS – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 28 - Philip Springer is seeking mezzo-soprano and baritone for recording and concert projects with Philip Springer, composer of "Santa Baby," "How Little We Know," off-B'way musical "The Chosen," "Violin Concerto" (Holocaust), "Requiem for an Artist," and "Space Watch Murders" (ABC TV all-electronic score). Date(s) TBD in L.A. Pay provided. Seeking—Mezzo-Soprano: Female, 18+; Baritone: Male, 18+. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Submit MP3 aria or lied by R. Strauss, Alban Berg, or Mahler to Tamirmusic@verizon.net.

 

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.

 

'MOVING FORWARD' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 30 - NYU Tisch School of the Arts is casting Moving Forward, an audio-only drama short film about a high school senior who overcomes her fear of vulnerability and rejection with the help of her high school principal, Principal Jenkins, when she must give a valedictorian speech to the entire graduating class. Shoots May 28 or 29 (TBD) in NYC. Seeking—“Principal Jenkins” (Supporting): Female, 18+, 40; a high school principal who guides Jenna and pushes her to show the world her true self; Principal Jenkins is an intelligent, calm, and put-together woman who is known for giving thoughtful advice - hence why she's the principal. Seeking talent New York NY. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the school.

 

'STILL BLOWING SMOKE' STUDENT PSA – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 30 - CSUDH, Cal State Dominguez Hills Television students are looking for a voiceover actor/actress for an anti-smoking and vaping public service announcement. Seeking a voice that sounds serious, bass heavy, and a low-keyed voice, not high pitched. Record date TBD (will be a Sunday) on the campus of California State Dominguez Hills. Food and water will be provided. Seeking—Voiceover: Males & Females, 18+, will be doing a 30-second voiceover for an anti-smoking and vaping PSA. Seeking talent from Carson CA. Must be available on a Sunday morning or afternoon. Submit a voiceover sample of any project you may have previously done. If chosen, you'll be invited to record.

Sample script…

VO NARRATOR: Don't be fooled by big tobacco companies
VO NARRATOR: They claim vaporizers are harmless  
VO NARRATOR: But vaporizers are still as dangerous as smoking cigarettes
VO NARRATOR: Break the chain
VO NARRATOR: Visit Stillblowingsmoke.org

 

'The WAMCO PRODUCT IMMERSION EXPERIENCE' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 30 - NYU Student Production is casting The Wamco Product Immersion Experience, a satirical Virtual Reality experience in which the (fictional) Wamco Corporation will teach you the value of its incredible product line in Virtual Reality. By exploring hot Wamco products like the Wamco Double-Sided Fork in VR, you’ll understand why it’s morally wrong to buy products from Wamco’s competitors and consequently never make that mistake again. Ever. The recording session will occur before Apr. 30 and most likely occur during the week of Apr. 24. Within that week, the recording session will probably take about three to four hours tops for the part of Ernest. The Dirty Soap Bar will have a significantly shorter recording time. Depending on the voice actors' location, they could either come to NYU to record the voiceover in person or send the production team a reading of the lines that they recorded themselves. Applicants that can go to NYU will be preferred. Copy and credit provided. Seeking—“Ernest” (Lead): Male, 18-60, the narrator which guides the player through the experience. He has a cheesy, enthusiastic voice and speaks in sterile corporate sayings. He is the straight man to the bizarre things that happen in the experience. Director states: "If you have other ideas for this character's voice, feel free to try them in addition to a take that fits the above description of the character's voice." To audition for this part, record yourself saying the following lines and submit the recording: "Great! As we both know, you recently purchased a product from one of Wamco’s competitors! By the end of this program, you’ll see why doing so is morally wrong and consequently never make that mistake again! Ever. Before we can begin, you’ll need to sign a Privacy Emancipation Form confirming that Wamco can collect data from your Virtual Reality Headset. Great! Now just click on either the 'Accept' or 'Reject' bubble to respond to the Privacy Agreement;" The Dirty Soap Bar (Supporting): Male, 18-50, a talking Soap Bar which tries to convince the player to purchase him by saying a number of naughty things. To audition for this position, please record yourself saying the following lines and submit the recording: "That’s a real strong arm you’ve got there. Do you work out? Don’t answer. I already know you’re going to say yes. I bet you get really sweaty when you work out, huh? Maybe I can help you with that. Why don’t you press 'BUY' and we can take it from there? We could go to a bubble bath, a Jacuzzi – I’ve even been known to do it in the sink on occasion. Where we do it’s up to you. But one thing’s for sure. You’ve been really dirty and I’m going to give you a deep cleaning." Seeking talent from New York NY. For both Ernest and the Soap Bar, include an audio recording of you speaking the lines listed in the role description for each of those characters. In your cover letter, indicate whether you live in or near New York City. Since this is a student film with an upcoming deadline, the sooner you get your auditions in, the better. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact NYU.

 

'NORTE' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 30 - Horseless Cowboy is casting Norte, an action/adventure videogame that follows a motley crew of heroes to fight a great evil. Performance capture shoots in Los Angeles CA. Pays $800/10 hr. performance capture day. Seeking—“Toby” (Lead): Male, 35-50, a boy genius and mathematical engineering prodigy, has settled into his life off the grid, away from the bustle of his former life; once the egotistical CEO of his family’s multinational company, Toby, after a terrifying kidnapping incident, left behind his expensive lifestyle for the private calm of the great outdoors; Toby now dedicates his time to creating a better world for others, often without their knowledge; while Toby has managed to leave most of his vanity and supreme overconfidence in the past, he soon finds himself being dragged back into the corporate world he left behind with the hopes of reclaiming his company and building it back up to its former glory; “Gary” (Lead): Male, 40-50, a man who always felt ignored or slighted, and believes the world owes him better; he feels entitled to respect and acknowledgment from the scientific community and the public, which actively shunned him following revelations about his controversial experiments; his fearsome intellect gives him the appearance of a man who is contemplating a dozen chess moves at any given moment; in private, he seems almost aloof or distracted, but he merely gives people the minimum attention they require, while the rest of his mind is hard at work; through his groundbreaking research, Gary finally earned the public’s respect; after a tragic accident that left him with burn scars all over his body also earned him a certain level of sympathy despite his someone aloof demeanor; Gary presents the persona of a benevolent father or king, someone who earnestly wants the best for his subjects, wants to repair old wounds, and create a better life for all mankind; however, the darker side to this laudable goal is that he will stop at nothing to achieve what he believes is necessary for the next stage in human evolution; “Pat” (Lead): Male, 40-50, an “everyman” born and bred in the American Midwest, Pat is a classic reflection of his upbringing: humble, kind, and soft-spoken; coming from a long line of war heroes, Pat’s razor sharp intellect and observant nature led to his recruitment by the NSA, and eventually, the CIA; Pat’s unassuming personality and keen perceptive abilities keep him from drawing suspicion on missions and allow him to quickly and effectively collect information; his precise intel paired with a fierce sense of loyalty lead Pat to be an invaluable member of any government team; bent on defending any and all “American” values, Pat will never give in to bribery, betrayal, or questioning; but it is not until Pat finds a conspiracy leading deep within the bounds of the government he so quickly defends that he is met with a true challenge; “Kylie” (Lead): Female, 18-30, an “everyman” born and bred in the American Midwest, Pat is a classic reflection of his upbringing: humble, kind, and soft-spoken; coming from a long line of war heroes, Pat’s razor sharp intellect and observant nature led to his recruitment by the NSA, and eventually, the CIA; Pat’s unassuming personality and keen perceptive abilities keep him from drawing suspicion on missions and allow him to quickly and effectively collect information; his precise intel paired with a fierce sense of loyalty lead Pat to be an invaluable member of any government team; bent on defending any and all “American” values, Pat will never give in to bribery, betrayal, or questioning; but it is not until Pat finds a conspiracy leading deep within the bounds of the government he so quickly defends that he is met with a true challenge. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. All scenes will be shot on a performance capture stage and the actors will be performing together much like an on- camera or stage production. Both physical performance and voice performance will be captured simultaneously. Since this is a performance capture project and the character models will not resemble the actors, exact age and appearance are not critical. The actor' s physical performance and voice are what's important. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Horseless Cowboy.

 

'WILL-O-WISP' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 1 - RROSE LLC is casting a voiceover role for the artist Rachel Rose's new short film. Records two to three days in late April in a recording studio in NYC. Pays $200 a day, meals included. Seeking—Narrator-Voiceover: Male, 18+, the director is looking specifically for a voice that sounds like John Malkovich's voice in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahaEMVqgD4E; Singer (Supporting): Female, 18+, female singer whose voice sounds like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYW4Wx7sK3o Seeking talent from New York NY. If you can sing, this is an added bonus but by no means required. Open to listening to all audio reels; however, it would be helpful to hear your say: “I demand whether all wars, bloodshed, and misery came upon the creation when on man endeavoured to be a lord over another?” Some background information on Rachel: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/18/arts/design/rachel-rose-driven-by-distraction-heads-to-the-whitney.html?_r=1, https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/oct/26/rachel-rose-artist-gravity-space-whitney-museum, and http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/11/30/seeing-stars-art-andrea-k-scott. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'TRIAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 1 - Cycle Media is casting voiceover for Trial, a digital video that will be aired on social media in partnership with a brand. Records April for one day in NYC. Non-union. Seeking—VO: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Email mp3 audition files (must be reading sample script) to fredrich@cycle.media. Must be NYC based. Looking for someone who can read a popular poem in both styles listed: 1. Def Jam Style - American english speaker with an urban feel and an interesting voice rather than a traditionally clean reading. The style is definitely more Slam poetry than high school Shakespeare. Auditions should be confident, have a bit of an edge and an interpretative take on the flow of the poem. 2.Traditional Poetry Style - American English speaker. Middle age with no discernable accent. Think Levi's "Go Forth" campaign. Sample script for submissions: Do not let the day end without having grown a bit, without being happy, without having risen your dreams. Do not let anyone remove the right to express yourself, Do not forsake the yearning to make your life something special. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact Cycle Media.

 

'GOOD VIBRATIONS' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 1 - NYU Tisch School of the Arts is casting voice actors for a short stop motion animation. The story is a melancomedy about two sisters who live above a porn video store that is owned by their parents. Voice over recording to begin sometime during spring 2017 (1-2 days) in NYC. Production begins summer and shoots into the fall. Meal provided for recording sessions. Seeking—“Hazel” (Lead): Female, 18+, growing up in her family's porn shop. She is an observer, watching her older sister mature. To play ages 8 and 12. Audio reel preferred; “Grace” (Lead): Female, 18+, coming of age in her parent's porn shop. She is on the cusp of sexual maturity but her growing up around sex complicates things. She is unhappy in their small town and wants to get out. To play ages 12 and 16; “Mr. Farmer” (Supporting): Male, 18+, a regular in the shop and family friend. He is strange and awkward, but good-hearted; “Amy” (Supporting): Female, 18+, Grace and Hazel's mother, she is a retired porn star and married to their father, the porn shop owner. Seeking talent from New York NY. Audio reel preferred with submission. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the school.

 

'BLACK SONGBIRD' –MAY 1 DEADLINE - Seven Clubs Entertainment LLC is seeking singer-songwriters to composer original music for the soundtrack of "Black Songbird." Online through May 1. Pay is 50/50 of net profits for single song downloads. Share 20% net profit will other artist on net profit of soundtrack sales. And share 3 % net of all singer-songwriters-instrumentalists for three years from revenue generated from theatrical, VOD , Home video and etc sales. The assignment is a work for hire. All music will become to copyright owner production company however you will have receive lifetime royalties. Seeking—Singer-Songwriter (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-40, sing on soundtrack and possibly a music video; prefer singer-songwriter; would like to receive link of singing voice and/or performing. Seeking talent from New York NY; Atlanta GA; Charlotte NC; Washington DC. Interested in R&B, HipHop and Pop music. Motion picture is currently in post-production. Online audition only till May 1. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the entertainment company.

'TRANSMISSION' – EARLY MAY - 1TS Presents is casting Transmission, a movie-musical that follows the story of one person's journey from male to female. It takes place in Hollywood and includes a love story sub-plot. A truncated, 60-minute stage-play version will be part of the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Rehearsals in mid- to late May; production dates: June 3, 9, 12, 17, 21, 23 at the Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd.; shoots June-Sep. 2017 in Hollywood CA. Pay varies based on role. For filming, meals and transportation provided. Producers plan to apply for a SAG-AFTRA Ultra Low Budget agreement. Seeking Equity and non-Equity performers for the stage version. Seeking—“Trinity” (Lead): Transgender Female, 26-45, tenor/2nd alto; post-op transsexual woman. Actor may be transgender or cisgender. Must be able to play rhythm or lead guitar. Narrates the story of her journey from male to female. Witty, fun-loving, with strong comedic timing. Able to be vulnerable and cry as well. Versatile actor must be comfortable wearing a prosthetic penis during fist part of show, transforming into a black woman who is a spoken-word "punany poet" and also transforming into a woman. Role calls for brief full nudity in dim lighting at end of show. All ethnicities encouraged to audition; “Mitch” (Supporting): Male, 23-40, tenor; out and proud gay dude, yet desperately wants to "fit-in" with the straight crowd. Tries to cover his natural feminine authenticity with masculine behavioral choices. He is athletic, somewhat muscular and strikingly attractive. Wants to be perceived as macho, but in the bedroom he's a big ol' bottom. All ethnicities encouraged to audition; “Pat  (Supporting): Male, 30-55, bass; male who cross-dresses as woman. Considers herself "transgender." Has a difficult reality where she must go to work as male, but prefers to live the rest of her life as female. Her voice is deep, she has long, balding hair, but she is proud of who she is, and makes no apologies. She longs to be a beautiful, famous star, but deep down, she knows it's just not in the cards. Hot tempered, yet very protective and loving toward "her own kind." All ethnicities encouraged to audition; “Robyn” (Supporting): Female, 28-45, alto; soulful, wise, independent. Has no time for B.S and isn't afraid to call it like she sees it. Empowered and strong, open-minded and able to listen. Not necessarily "classically beautiful" but her confidence and sensuality can charm any man. She has been knocked down on many occasions, but always picks herself back up and is a better person for it; “Cindy” (Supporting): Female, 21-40, soprano; she's a walking Disney princess. Sweet, innocent, kind-hearted. She loves life and always looks at the bright side. Able to speak with a standard British dialect. All ethnicities encouraged to audition; “Madonna” (Supporting): Female, 30-50, literally Madonna the singer. This version of Madonna is caring and sensitive without ego. Imagine Madonna during her "Ray of Light" period. Almost sage-like. Wise and compassionate. Believes we are all one, all connected, and each person's life is meaningful. Seeking talent from Hollywood CA. To apply, email your submission to casting@onetranshow.com. In the subject line put the names of the roles for which you are submitting. In body of email, include your full name, height, weight, race/ethnicity, vocal range, SAG-AFTRA and Equity status, and a link to your headshot/resume/reel. You may also include one headshot and your resume in the body of the email, however do not send attachments. Attachments will not be opened and emails with attachments will be deleted. Auditions in early May.

'HOW I BECAME A PIRATE' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 1 - Tisch School of the Arts is casting How I Became A Pirate, an animation of a story written by a first grader about how he became a pirate in NYC. Shoots May 1 in NYC. Coffee and treats and a copy of finished work provided. Seeking—Child’s Voiceover (Lead): Male, 5-43, a voiceover of the animation where the child would read the story written. The story was written by a 1st grader, so an actor around that age is the voice needed. Seeking talent from New York NY. A super short audio clip would be appreciated. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the school.

'TOM And BRENDA' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 5 - NGHBRS is casting Tom and Brenda, a multimedia art installation currently under development for exhibition in September. Scheduled to record in mid-May (schedule flexible based on talent availability) in NYC. Pays: $100. Seeking—“Tom” (Lead): Male, 45-65, comedic role; think Donald Trump meets George Constanza (early seasons of "Seinfeld"); he is a washed-up landlord and radio co-host; he's frequently drunk and verbally abusive to Brenda, his tenant, co-host, and (?) former lover; they have a very Punch and Judy relationship; “Brenda” (Lead): Female, 35-54, comedic role; a female morning radio co-host; she's introverted and a bit of a shut-in who takes a lot of shit from Tom (her co-host). Open to falsetto males. Seeking talent from New York NY. Audio reel preferred, but not necessary. Sample script will be provided for talent to be read as part of the audition. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact NGHBRS.

 

ADVERTISING ANIMATION VOICEOVER – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 9 - School of Visual Arts is casting voiceover talent for a short advertising animation for Cannes Lions and AKQA. Self-records wherever talent is located. Pays: $50 via Venmo. Credit provided. Seeking—“Ms. Single” (Lead): Female, 20-31, single and ready to get out in the field, but so tired of the way dating life has been. Must be able to voice a personality that shows off a sense of cartoon-y humor (e.g., "Steven Universe," "Fairly Odd Parents," "Looney Toons"). Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Must be able to do an American/Valley accent like Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. Provide your email address and a sample script will be sent to you. Must be able to provide a high-quality voice recording. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the school.

TEEN RUNAWAY PSA – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 12 - CSUDH is casting a narrator for a PSA for California State Dominguez Hills. Synopsis: This scene will take place at a house where the PSA will present teens either being bullied, having family conflict, or experiencing emotional abuse. Shoot date(s) TBD on the CSUDH campus in Carson CA. Seeking—Narrator (Supporting): Male, 18+. Seeking talent from Carson CA. Submit electronically and casting personnel will send you a script. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the school.

'The RAPTURE' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 17 - Tali Keren, artist, is casting a voiceover for a museum installation. Records in April in NYC. Pays: $25/hr. Seeking—Voiceover (Lead): Female, 25-55, for museum installation. Seeking talent from Brooklyn NY. Submit example(s) of past work via backstage.com

ALCOHOLISM PSA – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 18 - CSU Dominguez Hills is seeking a narrator for an PSA on alcoholism. Shoots date is dependent on narrator's availability in Carson CA. Seeking—Narrator (Supporting): Male or Female, 22+, voiceover role. Seeking talent from Carson CA. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the school.

IHRDC e-LEARNING SPANISH VOICEOVER – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 18 - Rose Studios is casting a medium-sized e-learning series from IHRDC focused on petroleum and natural gas e-learning. Talent should ideally be experienced with voiceover work and have a neutral Latin American Spanish fluency for the client. Seeking an older-sounding voice. Records in May/June in NYC. Pays requested rate by talent according to client's budget ($100+/hr.). Seeking—Spanish Voiceover (Lead): Male, 25-60, Pays requested rate by talent according to client's budget ($100+/hr.). Seeking talent from Brooklyn, New York NY. Voice demo necessary for sample submission to client. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the studios.

'AUDIENCE Of ONE' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 20 - Pratt Institute is seeking a singer/voice actor to voice the role of a gondolier in a short film titled Audience of One. The film is about a gondolier who, unable to find an audience in the pedestrians of Venice, goes in pursuit of a valuable, glowing fish who is attracted to his song. He hunts and catches it, but decides to give it back to the water, realizing it more valuable to watch it dance to his song than sell it for money. The film is being produced as part of a first-year graduate thesis course at the Pratt Institute. Preferably in NYC, but not required. Pays $75. “Gondo the Gondolier (Animation/Voiceover Only) (Lead): Male, 18+, Low singing voice. Italian not required, as there is no language in the film, only la-la-las. Gondo is the protagonist of the short film. He's a gangly fellow made of colored plastic and a cut-out circle for an eye (see production stills below). He's a bit of a romantic. As a gondolier, he sings for money, but as he discovers in the course of the four minutes, he desires listening ears more than money; and the privilege of attention (from a magical, glowing fish) rather than complete possession. NOTE: We require a sample of your singing voice to consider you for the part. If you do not already have a sample, please include a rendition of the tune "Sambolero" by Luiz Bonfa, in your application. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Include a video or audio reel that includes your singing voice in your submission via backstage.com or contact the institute.

'HOUSE On The SQUABBLE' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 21 - Ngstudios is seeking a male actor (45-65) to do voiceover in House on the Squabble, a short film. Recording dates TBD in NYC. Submit with your rate. A flat rate is preferred instead of per page/hour. Seeking—“Jack:” Male, 45-65, must have acting (on- or off-screen) experience. A large part of the film is told in voiceover of the main character. 12-15 pages in total. Must be able to take directions. Coordinator states: "Don't apply if you only have voiceover experience in commercials or docs. This job requires having good acting skills and being able to bring out different moods and emotions." Seeking talent from New York NY. Include a reel in your submission via backstage.com or contact the studio. Must be local to NYC.

 

'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

 

BECKY BARRETT MANAGEMENT ARTIST REPRESENTATION – APR. 30 – LIVERPOOL - Becky Barrett Management is seeking triple threat performers for representation at Becky Barrett Management. Ongoing representation in the Liverpool, UK area. Pay rates vary depending on work booked; agency takes a percentage of all earnings. Seeking—Performers (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, triple threat performers. Open Casting Call Apr 30 at 10am at Dolphin Dance Studios (42 Devon St, Liverpool, England L3 8HA). Registration begins at 10am, with a dance call followed by vocal recalls.

 

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:

'SHOW & TELL: The MUSICAL" – APR. 20-23 - All Star Kids & The LampFam Group LLC is casting the first U.S. performance of Show & Tell: The Musical, a new youth musical for children ages 9-17. Synopsis: When Mary Delucci, a New Yorker, arrives at the elite Harley School in New Hampshire, she doesn't really know what to expect. She initially feels like an outsider, but very soon finds her place among all the other colorful characters at Harley. There are love triangles, eccentric teachers, interfering parents, misunderstandings, and friendships broken and reformed again. One thing is clear: Harley is no ordinary school. Rehearses July 31-Aug. 4 (Cast A & B, 6pm-9pm; flexible schedule this week), Aug. 5-6 (music rehearsals for out-of-town performers), Aug. 7-11 (Cast A, 12noon-4pm; Cast B, 5pm-9pm), Aug. 12-13 (10am-4pm, TBD as needed), and Aug. 14-18 (Cast A, 12noon-4pm; Cast B, 5pm-9pm); performs Aug. 19 & 20 at an Off-Broadway theater in Midtown NYC. Total tuition for the three weeks is $599. A $100 deposit is required when cast to hold spot. Balance of $499 can be paid in three payments of $166 on May 15, June 15, and July 15. Seeking—Girls (Lead): 9-17, acting-singing lead, supporting, and ensemble roles; Boys (Lead): 9-17, acting-singing and acting only lead, supporting, and ensemble roles. Auditions by appointment Apr 20 from 6pm-8pm, Apr 21 from 3pm-5pm, Apr 22 from 10am-12noon, Apr 22 from 1pm-3pm and Apr 23 from 1:30pm-2:30pm at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave.17th fl.New York NY 10018). Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. If you are interested in an in-person appointment, sign up for an audition time at: http://tinyurl.com/show-tell-audition. Audition times still available April 20 from 6:30pm-7:30pm at Ripley Grier Studios. Prepare 32 bars of a musical theater song. Additional material will be provided at audition. All auditions are by appointment only. Must sign up. If you are unable to attend an in-person audition or if you are from out of the area but are able to be in NYC during those dates, sign up for a video audition spot by visiting http://tinyurl.com/show-tell-video-audition and then follow up by emailing a headshot/photo and resume to AllStarKidsNYC@gmail.com no later than April 23 at 7pm.

 

FIVE TOWNS COLLEGE SUMMER STOCK TEEN PROGRAM – APR. 22 & 24 – DIX HILLS - Five Towns College is casting Our Town by Thornton Wilder and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by William Finn. All roles open. Program runs July 5-Aug. 13 (9am-5pm) in Dix Hills NY. Monday & Wednesday (9am-12noon): drop-off, morning warm-up; theater games/improvisation; acting class with Academy Award winner Milton Justice. Tuesday & Thursday (9am-12noon): drop-off, morning warm-up; theater games/improv; musical theater performance with Broadway/opera vocal coach Ronald Land). Friday (9am-12noon): drop-off, morning warm-up; theater games/improv; rotating classes; improvisation; stage combat with head of theater department James Beneduce. Every day: Lunch (12noon-1pm); rehearsals (1pm-5pm). No pay. Fees required: $500 for the whole summer. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 15-18, in Our Town by Thornton Wilder (which runs Aug. 3, 4, 5, and 6) and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (runs Aug. 10, 11, 12, and 13). Auditions by appointment Apr 22 from 10:30am-1pm and Apr 24 from 4:30pm-6:30pm at Five Towns College (305 North Service Rd., Dix Hills NY 11746). If you want to schedule an audition, email Ashley at theater.division@ftc.edu or call 631/656-2176. Prepare a one-minute monologue and 32 bars from any musical.

 

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

 

MdM VOICEOVER WORKSHOPS And PANEL With VOICE ARTIST Of DONALD DUCK, JIMMY NEUTRON, DAW, And More – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 28 - MdM Talent is seeking participants for an MdM voiceover panel. Artistic Director states: "Come learn from top names in the voiceover industry with MdM Talent's exclusive Voiceover Workshops and Industry Panel! Our three L.A.-based voiceover guest-artists are some of the most sought-after talent, teachers, and coaches in their industry: Debi Derryberry, Daniel Ross, and David Sobolov. They have voiced iconic roles such as Jimmy Neutron in 'Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius,' Donald Duck in Disney's 'Mickey and the Roadster Racers,' Lucky for Lucky Charms, the role of Drax the Destroyer in Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' Gorilla Grodd in CW's 'The Flash,' and hundreds of other animated series, films, radio and TV commercials, video games, and live action features. "The Friday night Industry Panel from 6:30pm-8:30pm will be moderated by Justin Timpane and will involve the artists in a discussion about their lives and careers, then will open up to questions from the audience. Afterward, guests will be able to circulate to each of the artists stationed around our event space and will have the opportunity for signatures, pictures, book purchasing and signings, etc. "The three voiceover workshops over the course Saturday and Sunday will cover topics such as: How to Market & Brand Yourself in the Voiceover Industry; How to Get Started and The Discovery Process of a Voiceover Career; Special Demands and Challenges of the Voiceover Market (and how to overcome them); Voiceover Audition Techniques; Acting Techniques Useful for Voiceover Work Such As Animation and Video Games; Commercial VO Techniques and Exercises; Creating a Demo Reel; Woking with Copy and What to Expect in the Studio; Microphone Etiquette; How to Record A Successful Mp3; How to Make Some of the Most Common Noises and Sounds; and The Impact of Social Media. "Each workshop will be limited to 30 participants, divided into 3 groups of no more than 10 participants each. These groups will circulate to 3 different classes with each voiceover artist over the course of 3 hours. This will afford them the opportunity to experience a wide variety of techniques and topics from three different experts who are highly regarded in their field. The final 30 minutes will conclude with a Q&A with all 3 guest artists and will focus on the voiceover industry and other useful advice for aspiring voiceover talent. (For the youth workshop, parents are invited to participate in the last 30 minute Q&A Session.) Note: Some prior acting/performing experience is requested as this workshop is geared toward those interested in expanding their acting skills and possibly pursuing a path in the voiceover industry." Voiceover Industry Panel with Debi, David, and Daniel runs Apr. 28 (6:30pm-8:30pm); Youth Voiceover Workshop (ages 10-17) runs Apr. 29 (10am-1:30pm); Adult Voiceover Workshop 1 (ages 18+) runs Apr. 29 (3:30pm-7pm); and Adult Voiceover Workshop 2 (ages 18+) runs Apr. 30 (9:30am-1pm). All events run at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington DC. No pay. Voiceover Industry Panel cost: $30. Youth Voiceover Workshop cost: $275. Adult Voiceover Workshop 1 cost: $275. Adult Voiceover Workshop 2 cost: $275. Seeking—Workshop Participants: Males & Females, 10+. Seeking talent from Washington DC; Baltimore MD; Philadelphia PA. Contact Artistic Director Sarah Scheiner at 540/229-1991 or sarahscheiner@gmail.com with any questions or Valerie Boyd (asst. to Sarah Scheiner) at 571/308-5862 or boydvaleriej@yahoo.com. Also visit our Eventbrite page at bit.ly/MdMVoiceover. The access code is MDMVOEVENT. Panel open to public (ages 10+). Some performance/acting background is preferred.

 

'FIND YOUR HONESTY: ACTING THROUGH SONG, CLASSES' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 29 - Find Your Honesty: Acting Through Song is seeking participants for Spring classes with Find Your Honesty: Acting Through Song. Owner states: Find Your Honesty: Acting Through Song is an acting coaching studio for musical theater. Sessions are private and 60-minutes in length and are focused on the acting side of your musical theater material. We will work on songs from your book, applying different tools to help you in connecting to your material in a very real, grounded and natural way. They key is understanding how to bring YOU and what makes YOU unique to your work. We will also discuss your rep and how to streamline what you are presenting to casting directors. I'd love to help you grow in this way so that you can walk into your auditions confidently and do extremely well." Ongoing sessions 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. Apply via backstage or email actingthrusong@gmail.com. Include a cover letter with your submission. Note: Seeking serious applicants who are interested in taking their musical theater craft to the next level. For more info, visit www.actingthroughsong.org.

 

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

 

KIDVILLE, CHILDREN's CLASS (UPPER WEST SIDE) – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 6 - Kidville Upper West Side is seeking a vocalist-guitarist for Kidville. Owner states: "Kidville operates upscale facilities catering to newborns through six-year-old children and their families. We offer a wide range of developmental classes including enrichment, art, music, and gym. We are looking for energetic, outgoing, responsible, and fun guitarists/vocalists to perform 45-minute sets (accompanied by a full live band) for babies and toddlers. All candidates should be fast learners, team players, and hard workers - with good sense of humor and ability to interact with children and adults in a classroom setting. Competitive salary, tons of fun, flexible hours, and incredible opportunities. Additional work may also be available for children's birthday parties." Looking for someone to begin training immediately in preparation for the Spring/Summer semester which begins May 8 in NYC. Guitarist-Vocalist: Males & Females, 18-40, the combination of a pleasant attitude, willingness to help others, and a commitment to Kidville's high standard of service are the foundation of a positive work environment. Qualifications: must play guitar and sing well and have solid knowledge of fundamental chords; theater background and/or experience playing in a band preferred; must be able to learn material by listening to MP3s and reading chord charts; knowledge of multiple styles of music is preferred; experience teaching and/or working with young children preferred; must be fluent in English; must have experience with the Internet; must provide documentation of legal U.S. residency. Seeking talent from New York NY. Send your resume and headshot to mayor.uws@mykidville.com. Specify in the subject of the email the position for which you are applying.

 

KIDS/TEENS, SUMMER SEASON: 'HUNCHBACK Of NOTRE DAME' and 'GREASE' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 6 - BAMtheatre is casting BAMtheatre's high school and college intensive production of Hunchback of Notre Dame. Seeking submissions from high school and college students for this Chicago-area premiere production of the brand-new musical production of Victor Hugo's beloved novel. Also seeking submissions for the youth production of Grease. Ages 5-16 are eligible to audition. All roles available. For Hunchback: Rehearsals begin mid-May (Mon.-Fri. eves.) in Hinsdale IL; runs June 22-25, 2017 in La Grange Park IL. For Grease: Rehearsals begin July 10 (Mon.-Fri. eves.) in Hinsdale IL; runs Aug. 4-6 in La Grange Park IL. No pay. Seeking—All Roles for Hunchback & Grease: Males & Females, 5-24. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. More information is available at bamtheatre.com. Register for an audition online at https://www.bamtheatre.com/auditions.

 

'The ART And BUSINESS Of VOICEOVERS' With AMY MARCS And ROY RENZA – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 8 - 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 May 1, 8, 15, and 22 (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 Participant: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. To sign up, contact Amy Marcs at 917/406-7705 or submit electronically. For more info, visit startraxnewyork.com and amymarcs.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.

 

'IMPROVISATION For ACTORS' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 20 - IN Studios is seeking participants for Improvisation for Actors. Company states: "Improvisation 5.0 is a unique technique designed to help actors fast-forward their career success. Our proven training method consistently helps our members stand out in the audition room and book more jobs, whether they are veterans or brand-new to acting. We are currently auditioning for select scholarships for our unique, professional training and team." Workshop is in the spring in NYC. No pay. Fees are required to participate. Company states: "This audition is for a scholarship for training at a reduced price of $100-$150." Seeking—Participants (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. For more info and to request an audition, visit http://instudios-nyc.com/in-1/.

 

'YOUNG Dr. JEKYLL' WORKSHOP In VERMONT SUMMER 2017 – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 21 - New York Stage Originals/Vermont Musical Theatre Academy is casting the first US workshop production of Young Dr. Jekyll, a new musical with book, music, & lyrics by Philip David Stern and co-book writers Tim Wells & Lisa Hopkins. Note: This is a tuition-based program. Those invited to the workshop will be responsible for the workshop fee as well as housing and transportations costs. Synopsis: Young Dr. Jekyll has five days to recreate the formula for intelligence that he discovered while on an expedition to the mystical Isle of Bu Bu. He is determined to ignore the existence of his insane father and anything else that might get in the way of his chances of being the youngest person to be admitted to The Royal Society of Scientific Minds. Managing Director states: "Selected applicants will be in the 'room where it happens with NYC creative team and Broadway artists, as they develop the show from the page to the stage. Participants will work closely with Broadway mentors as this world premier is staged. In addition, private coachings and master classes by the creative, artistic and Broadway guest artist(s). "This show was recently produced in concert at Feinstein's/54 Below. The cast included Nicholas Barasch, Tessa Grady, Krystal Joy Brown, Autumn Hurlbert, James Hunsaker, and Carl Danielsen. "Students ages 12-22 encouraged to apply to audition. It is anticipated that this workshop will have two casts and two crews. Each cast will appear in three performances and provide off stage support for the others." 2-3 preliminary workshop rehearsals in South Burlington VT (dates subject to change); May 20 & 21, June 3 & 4, and June 16 &17; NYC preliminary rehearsals TBD; Create! production workshop Aug. 7- Aug. 20 in Vermont. Production tuition: $750. Managing Director states: "Tuition includes Private Coaching, Master Classes, and the experience of being immersed in the creative development process of this new musical." Seeking—“Harry Jekyll” (Lead): Male, tenor/high baritone-pop/legit; a handsome, confident young doctor of science; driven and completely one track-minded on his quest for "fame" in the scientific establishment; he is oblivious to the relationships in his life, except to how they might interfere with his goal to be the youngest ever accepted into The Royal Society of Scientific Minds; while exploring on the Isle of Bu Bu, Harry discovers what he believes is the secret to human intelligence and steals the mystical Bu Bu plant from Mami Wata and her tribe; character age: 18-23; “Arthur Jekyll” (Lead): Male, baritone, pop/legit with high notes; Harry's brother, and flatmate, an artist; kind and sensitive, the caretaker of their father who is in the asylum; frustrated by his brother's singlemindedness but nevertheless proud and aware of his brother's obvious brilliance; in love with Charlie but lacks the confidence to tell her; character age: 20-25; “Charlotte” (Charlie) (Lead): Female, mezzo-soprano with legit possible belt; the Jekyll's roommate, a feisty young friend of Arthur's who disguises herself as man to attend medical school at the University, where it is prohibited; quick witted and energetic, she sees Arthur as a best friend, a little brother and has no idea that he has feelings towards her; character age: 18-21; “Mr. Folsom” (Lead): Male, baritone character voice, Cockney accent; the landlord; a lovable working class fellow with a weakness for food; he dreams of escaping the drudgery of landlording and retiring to the South of France; not the brightest, he is hopelessly trying to teach himself to speak French; must be loveable and comedic; character age: 40-60; “Brigitte” (Lead): Female, character mezzo-soprano with strong high belt, French accent; jaded French singer and former chorus dancer from the Follies Bergère; tired of France and band romance, she is trying to make a life and find a real man in London; she sings regularly at The George Tavern where she meets and is offended by young Dr. Jekyll who is immune to her charms; character age: 35-50; “Mama Wata” (Lead): Female, soulful mezzo-soprano with blues and R&B and belt; exotic and ageless medicine woman from the island of Bu Bu; she shares ancient secrets with young Dr. Jekyll on his visit to the island; after he takes the sacred Bu Bu plant from her tribe, she haunts Jekyll back in London threatening the success of his presentation to the Royal Society; “Isaac Newton” (Supporting): Male, character voice baritone; stuck up old scientist. Comedic flare; “Copernicus” (Supporting): Male, character voice/baritone; stuck up old scientist. Comedic flare; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, not sure which character you are interested in, or are a dancer, audition for the ensemble which will play a variety of characters including Mami Wata’s tribe, Patrons of The George Tavern. Can-Can Dancers, Bartender, Fantasy dancers and more! Ensemble members may also understudy principal roles. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Those wishing to apply to audition should forward a resume and headshot to createmusicals@gmail.com. Auditions in NYC by appointment. Those unable to audition in person are encouraged to submit a headshot, resume. If you have a video in your Backstage listing we will consider that and request a specific submission if needed. If you have a video, include in your Backstage profile or include a link to a YouTube video or share a DropBox link. Prepare 16 bars of at least two songs. See character descriptions for vocal style. Female singers can choose to sing a pop ballad, a music theater song with belt, and/or an R&B song depending on the character for which they are auditioning. Male singers can choose pop-theater piece, a legit song, and/or a character song. At the audition you will be asked to read from provided side(s). Be prepared to move.

 

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.

 

GREAT LABOR ARTS EXCHANGE 2017 - THE POWER OF SONG: A CHORAL CONVERGENCE - JUNE 22-24 - SILVER SPRING - It's time to register for the Great Labor Arts Exchange, The Power of Song: A Choral Convergence presented by the Labor Heritage Foundation AFL-CIO on June 22-24 at ATU Douglas T.E.C. (10000 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20903). Early Bird Registration ends May 24 at 12midnight. To register, visit https://actionnetwork.org/ticketed_events/great-labor-arts-exchange-2017?link_id=0&can_id=&source=email-glae-2017-registration-now-available&email_referrer=glae-2017-registration-now-available&email_subject=glae-2017-registration-now-available  For more info, contact info@laborheritage.org

 

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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