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Updated: May 11

 

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:

PERFORMERS For SINGING TELEGRAMS - Babaloons and Toons Singing Telegrams is seeking performers for singing telegrams all around the country for a singing telegram agency based in California. We are seeking performers in: Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Washington DC, Miami, New York, New Orleans, Austin, Seattle, Atlanta, Boston, Phoenix & Philadelphia. Performers must have strong singing, acting, and improvisational comedy skills. Singing telegrams are typically ten- to 15-minute performances consisting of a loosely scripted comedy act/skit and two to three songs. You must be able to improvise and play off the crowd and recipient. Popular characters include: Marilyn Monroe, Nurse, Cop, Elvis, Austin Powers, Gorilla in a Tutu, Phantom of the Opera, Nerd, and many more. You can also develop your own characters. To start, you must provide your own costumes. Once you have proven to be reliable, the company can outfit you with more costumes to increase your repertoire. This is gig work. You rehearse on your own time and perform as jobs are booked. Pay per booking ranges from $80-$150, depending on character, tips, and travel time. You must have reliable transportation (okay to use public transport and Uber, etc.). You must be professional, reliable, and on time. Seeking—Singing Telegram (Lead): Males & Females, 18-65. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. If you are interested in auditioning, YOU MUST fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeNZqz_YUuz0hoktnRZWv1FgQUbGPWw4vXFwNJy9fpgGr0rYQ/viewform?usp=sf_linkSubmit

 

KIDS, US OPEN ANTHEM AUDITIONS – MAY 11 DEADLINE - USTA is seeking kids 14 years or younger to submit an online audition to sing “America the Beautiful” live in Arthur Ashe Stadium during this year’s US Open, with thousands of fans in attendance. The selected winners will go on to perform “America the Beautiful” live during the night sessions at the 2018 US Open, which will be held Aug. 27 to Sep. 9 in Flushing NY. Those selected will receive a US Open gift bag and tickets to their performance session. Seeking—Singers: 1-14. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Visit www.usopen.org/anthemauditions for more information and to submit. Parents, for your child to be considered, upload an unedited videotaped audition (containing both video and audio) of your child individually performing a cappella (without music) all or a portion (but at least 30 seconds in length) of "America the Beautiful" to YouTube. Then send the link and personnel will review for consideration. A select number of contestants from the online submissions will be invited to participate in an in-person call-back audition in New York City on June 26. Applicants will be asked to perform all or a portion of “America the Beautiful” in front of a panel of judges, in hopes of winning a chance to perform live at the US Open. All submissions must be uploaded and received by the USTA by 5pm ET on May 11, 2018.

 

'The RAT PACK LOUNGE' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 12 - Western Star Productions, LLC is casting The Rat Pack Lounge. Frank, Dean, and Sammy are up in heaven, but God tells them they left some unfinished business back on Earth. It seems Frank made an unfulfilled promise to Vic, the owner of the Rat Pack Lounge. Now he and the boys have one night to make things right. Not an impersonation show, just a cast who can emulate the sound and swagger of these 3 iconic men and charm the audience with hits like “My Way,” “What Kind of Fool Am I?” and “Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime.” Rehearses June 19-July 6; runs July 6-Aug. 19 (Wednesday-Sunday, July 6 through Aug. 19 at the Pines Dinner Theatre in Allentown, PA. Rehearsal stipend and a "per show performed" fee. Housing is also available for this contract. Seeking—Bobby Goldberg/Sammy Davis, Jr. (Lead): Male, 20-55, the lifelong friend of Vic, and the Janitor at The Rat Pack Lounge, his body is taken over by Sammy Davis, Jr… he sings, dances, does impersonations with all the show biz prowess of Sammy; vocal range; tenor A2-D5. This role requires tap dance experience; William Saunders/Frank Sinatra (Lead): Male, 20-55, a drunken Texan Real Estate Tycoon who is actually in town to buy out the bar; his body is taken over by Frank Sinatra… he sings, drinks and takes control as only the Chairman of the Board can; vocal range – High Baritone G2-G4; Jeorge Rodrigues/Dean Martin (Lead): Male, 20-55, is the Spanish speaking Limo Driver for Mr. Saunders; his body is taken over by Dean Martin; he sings, talks, drinks like the great cutup and practical joker… Dino!; vocal range – baritone G2-G4. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Apply via backstage.com or contact the production company. Please be sure to include a Rat Pack-style vocal selection in your media footage. Do not apply if you are not available for the entirety of the contract.

 

MUSIC MAN SINGING ICE CREAM SHOPPE – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 12 - The Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe is seeking singers for The Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe," a vaudeville style nightly Broadway cabaret. Performers maneuver around the entire shop, singing directly to individual guests, and incorporating them into the show. Director states: "It's a unique family entertainment experience that appeals to all ages. Join our growing family of guests who return time and time again to be part of the show." Contract runs May 14-Sep. 9 on the Jersey Shore, Lavallette & Seaside Heights NJ. Hourly performance pay, tips, and housing stipend provided. Seeking—Singer (Lead): Males & Females, 19-30, a good position for recent college grads, The Music Man is a unique family-style ice cream shoppe where the cast/waiters (guys and gals) sing, dance and improv with the audience. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit via Backstage or apply online at www.themusicman.com/jobapp. Submissions must include two up-tempo Broadway-style songs on CD, DVD, or YouTube link, headshot or photo of yourself, and a performance resume and references. You may also mail your submission to The Music Man c/o Casting, 2305 1/2 Grand Central Ave., Lavallette NJ 08735. Make sure to include contact information on all material.

 

The CRANKY CABARET – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 13 - 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 4; performs May 12 & 13 in NYC. Pay depends on ticket sales. The Cranky Cabaret is not a "pay-to-sing." Seeking—Strong Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. Besides a headshot and resume, send vocal demo tracks or video links. Also, include any cranky song ideas you have that you think you might like to sing. Be as innovative or unconventional as you like. Apply via backstage.com or contact the cabaret.

 

MALE ROCK/POP SINGER For WEDDING BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 14 - Adm Talent is seeking a male rock/pop singer for a wedding band. Rehearses ASAP; gigs are on the books. Pays: $600 per gig. Seeking—Male Singer (Lead): 18-45. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the talent agency.

 

FEMALE SINGER For WEDDING BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 19 - Adm Talent is seeking a female singer for a wedding band. Gigs on the books. Rehearsal ASAP in NYC. Pays: $400-$1000 per gig. Seeking—Female Singer (Lead): 18-40. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the talent agency.

'The PEARL' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 24 - Suzie Chow Productions is seeking musical performers for a Broadway symposium show honoring Asian-American accomplishments in cultural society. Prefer actors who can both sing and dance. Performs Sep. 16 in NYC. Pays: $400 flat. Seeking—Musical Performer (Lead): Males & Females, 23-35. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the production company.

'NIGHT Of JAZZ STANDARDS' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 24 - Jill Senter Productions is seeking singers for Night of Jazz Standards Showcase. Runs June 2018 in NYC. Pays $60/hr. for rehearsal and $100/gig. Seeking—Singer (Supporting): Males & Females, 20-59, Pays $60/hr. for rehearsal and $100/gig. Seeking talent from New York NY. Limit your selections to Jazz Standards. Apply via backstage.com or contact the production company.

SINGER-SONGWRITER – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 25 - Trash Heap Inc. is seeking singer-songwriters for a new project by an esteemed and well-known NYC-based music producer. (Name kept confidential until audition for security reasons). Must be located in NYC area. Seeking—Singer-Songwriter: 18+. Apply via backstage.com or contact the company. In cover letter section, please note availability for an audition (ASAP.) Attach an audio/video (singing) reel if you have one. Also note training, if any, and any instruments you play.

'TAKE The PLUNGE' At The NEW YORK AQUARIUM – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 27 - New York Aquarium/Wildlife Conservation Society is casting Take the Plunge at the New York Aquarium, two short plays about the wonders of New York City's ocean that include puppets, songs, and fun for children and families. The scripts were created by John Tartaglia with the support of John Tartaglia Productions, with original direction and choreography by Shannon Lewis. Rehearses the first week of June. Performs five shows a day on Saturdays and Sundays in June; Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in July and August; and Saturdays and Sundays in September. All performances take place in the small outdoor theater at the New York Aquarium in NYC. Starting pay rate is $16/hr. (Performance day is 5.5-6 hours, depending on the Aquarium hours). Seeking—Singer & Puppeteer (Supporting): Males & Females, 18-55, seeking dynamic performers who are comfortable singing, moving, and operating a puppet for a family audience. Cast members will play roles such as Tina the Turtle, Pinchy the Crab, and Baby Sand Tiger Shark. Seeking talent from New York NY. Email a headshot, resume, and short video that shows you singing and with a puppet via backstage.com or contact the casting company. Audiences can see the actors, so it is important to show how you work with the puppet while performing. Think "Avenue Q," but for kids.

WEDDING BAND – NOTIC EXPIRES MAY 27 - ADM Talent is seeking a male pop/rock singer for a wedding band. To begin rehearsals/gigs ASAP in the NYC area. Pays: $400-$1000 per wedding. Seeking—Male Singer (Lead): 18-45. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the talent agency.

SOPRANO/HARMONY SINGER NEEDED For NYC AMERICANA BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 28 - Kaylor & The Tin Cans is seeking a harmony singer for Americana band (Soprano): “We are looking for a soprano who is skilled in blending/good at straight tone singing. Legit training is great but must have the ability to translate their singing style into a folk style. We have two albums in iTunes, and several gigs coming up in here in NYC. We want to find the right fit, as we hope to have this person with us for the long haul. Our music is mostly acoustic, and we focus heavily on the vocals, incorporating three-part harmony in most of our songs (think Wailin Jennies), so this role is a must-fill. If you play another instrument, that's a plus! We rehearse once a week in Washington Hts.” You can get a sense of the music style here: www.kaylorandthetincans.com. “The draw of this project is the opportunity to be an essential member of this creative team and contribute to the creative process. When we book gigs, pay is split evenly among the band members, but the compensation varies greatly. We seek out opportunities that allow us to showcase our art well. Rehearsals are unpaid.” Seeking—Soprano Harmonist (BGV) (Supporting): Female, 23-42, Seeking a soprano harmonist for an original, Americana band. We are looking for someone skilled in blending, not a lead singer. Must have a strong ability to sing straight tone and have a good ear for hearing harmony lines. Our music is mostly acoustic, and we focus heavily on the vocals, incorporating three-part harmony in most of our songs. If you play another instrument, that's a plus! Seeking talent from Birmingham AL; New York NY. To submit for this audition, please attach your headshot and a video or audio recording of yourself SINGING HARMONY via backstage.com or contact the group at www.kaylorandthetincans.com. We need to hear what you sound like in a harmony part, not a melody/lead part.

NEW CABARET SERIES "SUMMERSTUCK: SONGS FROM THE SHOWS I SHOULD HAVE BOOKED" - VIDEO SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED! – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 28 - CONNOR CASTING is SEEKING EMAIL VIDEO SUBMISSIONS from actively auditioning Non Equity AND Equity SINGER/ACTORS for “SUMMERSTUCK: SONGS FROM THE SHOWS I SHOULD HAVE BOOKED.” This new summer cabaret series from creator/producer Ian Connor is a fun performance opportunity for the talented, frustrated actor spending this summer working a survival job when they totally should have booked (insert Summerstock gig in that red state you’d never want to live in anyway). Share your bad audition stories, sing the role you know you’re right for, and have a free drink on us--because after this audition season, you deserve it. The performance will take place on May 26, 7:30pm at The West End Lounge. Rehearsals will be same day (05/26/18) at The West End or in a midtown rehearsal studio TBD. *Full-day availability may be required. If you have conflicts, you may still submit but please detail them in email. Singers will perform (one) number from a musical theatre track they almost booked but didn't. (NOTE: I’m looking for your bread and butter. If that’s playing fish #4 in Little Mermaid, come on and give us those harmonies, girl). Seeking—15 Singer-Actors and 6 Ensemble Queens (ensemble will have the most stage time singing/dancing in multiple numbers) *Preference to those with real audition stories to share in tandem. Including, but not limited to audition horror stories. Excellent accompanist and percussionist will be provided. Participants are asked to provide the appropriate sheet music for their number and sell 2-3 discounted seats ($15) to their friends/fans. Your performance will be videotaped and the footage distributed to you at no cost. A photographer will be present. Industry guests will be invited to attend. For consideration, please email your headshot, resume, video reel (or select footage), song/show choice, and brief description of your audition experiences to [Pending Approval] no later than May 3rd. **theatre professionals of all type, age, race, shape, size, gender identification, sexual orientation, and socio economic background encouraged to submit!** Rehearsals and Performance on May 26 in NYC NY. Video Reel Footage and Photos Provided. Seeking—15 Solo Singer-Actors (Lead): 8-88, Singers will perform (one) number from a track they didn't book, but probably should have. Mashups welcome if under 3 minutes; 6 Ensemble Members (Chorus/Ensemble): 18-88, Ensemble will perform 1-2 group numbers and will have the most stage time singing/dancing in other solo numbers. Come on and give us those harmonies, girl. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Must be in NYC for rehearsals and performance on May 26th. Housing and Travel not provided. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

BERNICE WALKER GOSPEL EXPLOSION SHOWCASE – DEADLINE MAY 29 - Bernice Walker Gospel Explosion Showcase is Looking for Gospel Singers, R&B, Rap, Neo Soul, Rock, etc., Long as it's Gospel Singers. Singers that are participating will be able to net work with people in the industry. If you feel you got the talent, send a video before May 29 via backstage.com or contact the showcase. This will be a great opportunity. Yes, also dinner at the show. Flushing Town Hall a beautiful place in Flushing Queens. Seeking—Gospel Singers: 18+. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide.

'GREASE' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - The Benanti Group is casting Grease, a cabaret-style, sing-along with highlights show for The Benanti Group. Owner states: "This will not be the full production. Singers cast have to be comfortable interacting with the audience to get them to sing along with parts of the song. There will be no rehearsals; therefore, casting singers who have done the show and/or know at least one or two of the songs. Practicing nontraditional casting, and there will be multiple Sandys and Dannys. This is meant to be a fun, reach-out presentation of some of the beloved songs." Performs in May at the Duplex Theatre in NYC. Pays: $50+ per performer, but based on audience invites with guidelines. Seeking—Singer (Lead): 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Email voice clips to thebenantigroup@gmail.com (can be any song, but you must indicate what song you might like to perform from the show).

KIDS, The BENANTI GROUP – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - The Benanti Group is seeking young performers 18 years old and younger who sing, tap dance, or do stand-up comedy for upcoming showcases at The Duplex and various other clubs in NYC. Currently casting for showcases in April and May in NYC. Seeking—Solo Artist (Lead): Up to 18. Seeking talent from New York NY. You may submit via Backstage or email an audition recording to thebenantigroup@gmail.com.

'50s INTERACTIVE SING-ALONG – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 1 - The Benanti Group is casting singers in a fun, '50s sing-along/interactive cabaret at the Duplex, NYC. No rehearsals. Singers must have at least one to two songs from the '50s prepared, and be able to interact with the audience, be creative, and promote a sing-along with many of the songs. All songs and performers will be organized prior to the showcase and will be in communication with the producers leading up to a one-day performance. Performers will wear or assume clothing form the '50s during the performance. Showcase will be second or third week in May (TBD) in NYC. Some pay. Singers will be paid based on audience and a fair per-person pay structure. Seeking—Singers (Lead): 18+, must provide a video reel or audio reel of their voice. Please don't submit without a voice sample in your profile. Must be comfortable with interacting with audience and providing your own creative "schtick" with your song(s) if needed. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting group. Make sure your submission is accompanied by a voice clip/sample.

'JUKEBOX BROADWAY' - JUNE 1 DEADLINE - Diamond Productions, Inc. is casting a live musical production entitled Jukebox Broadway. Seeking a male vocal quartet--tenor/lead part is available. Looking for both principals and subs. Must be primarily a group singer and able to handle lead vocals as well. The show consists of medleys that include 65 songs from jukebox musicals, such as "Beatlemania," "Jersey Boys," "Motown – The Musical," "Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story," Five Guys Named Moe," "Come Fly With Me," "Smokey Joe’s Café," "Grease," "Good Vibrations," "All Shook Up," "Mamma Mia!," "Saturday Night Fever," "Movin’ Out," "Beautiful – The Carol King Musical," "Footloose." Rehearsals start in mid- to late June, 2018; first performance Sep. 6. One-night concerts throughout the Midwest in September and nationwide after that. TBD. Travel and lodging will be provided. Seeking—Tenor Vocalist (Lead): Male, 30-65. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Seeking submissions nationwide. Need audio and video clips plus resume and photos. Submit to electronically by June 1. Southern California auditions will be held in mid-June. Other regional audition schedules and locations TBD based on response. For more information, visit http://www.thediamonds.cc/.

'60s CABARET SHOWCASE – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 8 - The Benanti Group is seeking performers to showcase songs from the era of the 1960s at The Duplex in June. No rehearsals. Performers will already have knowledge of songs from the '60s, and will choose (a) song(s) that best showcases them. Performs in June in NYC. Some pay, based on door/attendance/invites. Seeking—Solo Artists (Lead): 18+. if interested in being cast in this showcase, indicate what song(s) from the '60s you would be interested in singing. The songs chosen should be popular songs from the '60s. Do not choose obscure material. Seeking talent from New York NY. Must submit a sample of your voice/video or audio recording okay. Apply via backstage.com or contact the group.

 

WEDDING BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 22 - Undisclosed Band is seeking a hip, dynamic, energetic vocalist for an established wedding band backed by a New York/New Jersey-based agency. Band leader states: "We have a full calendar with immediate work. We are looking for someone who not only can sing and move well on stage but who can engage a crowd." Two rehearsals per month off-season. One rehearsal per month on-season. Rehearse at Smacktone Studios in North Jersey (www.smacktone.com). Pays: Competitive starting pay, going up depending upon your skill level and the amount of work the band continues to generate. Seeking—Male Lead Vocalist: 18-40. Seeking talent from Bloomfield, Wayne, Hoboken NJ. Only video submissions will be accepted. You should have your own access to a car, ZipCar, or other form of transportation. Indicate your song list, years of experience, other bands with which you have worked, etc. Also provide two to three photos. Candidates with videos and demos will get the highest priority. Apply via backstage.com

'LIBERTY OUT LOUD' – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 25 - PeachPie Productions is casting vocalists for Liberty Out Loud, a night of music and a benefit for North Korean refugees. Selected headlining vocalist will also get a demo record produced in a professional recording studio in Manhattan. Producer states: "Our production team is actively seeking experienced singers to perform at Murmrr in Brooklyn, NYC this fall for a one-night benefit for Liberty in North Korea or 'LiNK.' The night will include several acts by different musicians/bands, and the company is looking for two more solo performers. The song you perform at the event will be chosen or written for your voice. The event will be raising money for Liberty in North Korea, which is a nonprofit organization that goes into North Korea and helps people leave the country and see the world by creating safe pathways through Southeast Asia. A North Korean defector will be at the event to tell his story, along with the CEO of LiNK, the founder and creator of Venmo, and several dozen industry professionals. The night will be full of music, activities, food, drinks, etc. "Selected performers will be reimbursed for travel expenses and the show, and all the publicity leading up to it will provide ample exposure to Grammy- and Emmy-winning industry producers, musicians, and an audience of 300 people at the venue." Rehearsals will be scheduled individually for each performer and will take place in the Flatiron district of NYC; event held one night in the fall at Murmrr in Brooklyn NY. Performers will be provided with a travel stipend (two times for subway/transit fare per rehearsal and performance night). Seeking—Headlining Vocalist (Lead): Males & Females, 16+; Backup Vocalists (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Lead producer states: "Accepting audio submissions through Ense. If you don't already have the app, here are the steps to follow: Search for Ense in the App Store and download; upload a photo of yourself (does not have to be a headshot; this is about your voice); hold down the button and sing one to two minutes of any song of your choice, anything that you'd love to perform on stage; important: Make sure to post it publicly so all of the producers/casting directors can hear; when the white box pops up, tag @celeste, and title it with the name of the song you're singing and who it's by. No need to introduce yourself in the submission; when casting responds to you, we may ask for more details in a private response. Just jump right into the song. Out-of-state finalists will be flown to New York City for last-round callbacks." Apply via backstage.com or contact the production company.

 

'The RAT PACK UNDEAD' – NOTICE EXPIRES JULY 20 - Cooper Jordan Entertainment is casting The Rat Pack Undead, a comedic musical concert of The Rat Pack, back from the dead as super-singing zombies. Parody Lyrics by Cooper Jordan & Grant Bowen. Synopsis: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. return from the grave in "a-live concert." Now back from the dead as crooning zombies, the boys sing their songs with new "undead" lyrics celebrating their deadly after-lifestyles. Featuring the hits "Ain't Death a Bite in the Head," "Come Die With Me," "What Kind of Ghoul Am I?," and many more. Show was developed in New York 2013-14, and played at Times Scare through its closing in late 2016. Rehearsed and cast out of NYC. Tour performs Oct. 6-31, primarily on weekends. Performers must be willing to travel from NYC or where they might be. Tour scheduled to play NYC, Boston, Philadelphia, and Atlantic City, with additional dates in Baltimore, Connecticut, or Washington DC. Pays: $100/day (or $75/show if multiple shows in a day) plus travel and meals (or small cash substitutes) provided. Seeking—“Frank Sinatra” (Lead): Male, 22-46, Chairman of the Board; in charge of the Rat Pack; Baritone or Bari-tenor with great resonance. Italian-looking a plus; “Dean Martin” (Supporting): Male, 24-46, great charmer; smooth ladies' man; often drunk with glass in hand; ability to be smooth while singing; Italian-looking a plus; “Sammy Davis, Jr.” (Supporting): Male, 18-42, great performer and singer; must have some tap experience. Proficiency in tap a plus. Seeking talent from New York, Queens, Brooklyn NY; Jersey City NJ; Bronx NY; Atlantic City NJ; Philadelphia PA; Trenton NJ; Stamford CT. Submit headshot/resume to ratpackundead@gmail.com. Video submissions are accepted. In-person auditions by appointment only in NYC and Atlantic City throughout the summer.

 

KIDS/TEENS, NEW CHILDREN's PRODUCTION – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 1 - KIDS INC. is casting a new children's production consisting of live performances, TV, film, and animation. The production is looking for exceptional young performers, preferably with some background or training in musical theater, however all will be reviewed. Selected cast members will be part of a very popular music oriented, reality-based team with long-term potential. Kids between 8 to 13 with very strong singing abilities, dance abilities a plus. Also casting young dancers ages 10 to 14. All roles are paid. Date(s) TBD in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver. All expenses covered for talent and one guardian. Seeking—Singers, Vocalists, Leading Performers (Lead): Males & Females, 8-11, exceptional young performers to become permanent cast members in a new children's edutainment production. Coordinator states: "This is a big opportunity for talented kids to become part of a project that has worldwide fans, a chance for international touring and a lot of online and linear television appearances. Triple threats to the front of the line;" Adult Male Vocalist-Boy Bands (Chorus/Ensemble): 13-24, strong lead singer male vocalist with excellent pitch; must be able to harmonize; high-energy; athletic; great attitude; Teen YouTubers (Lead): 12-24, teens who are YouTubers with a strong following. Send your links; Music Composers (Supporting): writers and composers with a flare for teen pop and/or children's music. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. For kids: It is very important to first submit your contact information. Include parent and talent's name along with parent email address and phone number and any links talent already has online. Send your Backstage profile, website, social media, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook. If you don't have a video, upload one! All interested should use the apply button on backstage so you are in the system. Set up a free profile and it will notify us that you just applied. Additional public information is unavailable. Only those selected for a call back will be contacted with further details. Send questions or email links and bio to auditions@kidsinc.xyz.

 

 

 

CRUISES/RESORTS/THEME PARKS:

'AMERICA's HIT PARADE,' and 'HAZZARD COUNTY HOEDOWN' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 23 - The Grand Majestic Theater is seeking an enthusiastic, strong male singer who can sing solos and who must be able to sing harmonies, dance/move for productions of America's Hit Parade and Hazzard County Hoedown. Hit Parade is a fun, musical revue of the 50s and 60s featuring top jukebox hit songs of the era; Hazzard County Hoedown is a comedic spoof of the "Dukes of Hazzard," featuring a variety of music: country as well as pop hits from the '80s and '90s. Note: Performers must be able to relocate to East Tennessee for their contract. Productions through December 2018 in Pigeon Forge TN. Term of contract can be discussed. Pays: $75-$100/show; duration of contract: four-, eight-, or ten-month term. Note: Performers must be able to relocate to East Tennessee for the duration of their contract. Seeking—Leads, Step-Outs, Ensemble: 25-40. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. In your cover letter, include your availability date when you can relocate to TN. Apply via backstage.com or contact the theater. Must include headshot, current full-body shot, resume, demo reel, any YouTube clips, or audio/video of your talent.

 

SEABOURN CRUISE LINE SINGERS & SIR TIM RICE – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 1 - Belinda King Creative Productions is seeking world-class singers for Belinda King Creative Productions aboard the cruise line Seabourn. Repertoire features exclusive partnership with Oscar-winning lyricist Sir Tim Rice on the creation of An Evening with Sir Tim Rice. Select casts will perform alongside Sir Tim Rice on specialty cruises. Requirements include exceptional vocal harmony skills and good movement skills. Broadway or national tour credits preferred. No previous cruise experience required. Must be aged 21 and over. Casting associate states: "Guest areas aboard Seabourn include the award-winning The Spa and The Grill by Chef Thomas Keller. Unique itineraries feature Europe, Australia, Antarctica, Asia, Caribbean, India, North and South America." Opportunities are available throughout 2018 across the fleet of five ships. All rehearsals take place in England at BK Studios. Seabourn Sojourn: rehearsals begin Apr. 23; embarking June 4 in Vancouver until Nov. 19 in Auckland. Seabourn Encore: rehearsals begin Apr. 27; embarking June 9 in Piraeus until Jan. 6, 2019 in Auckland. Seabourn Ovation: rehearsals begin Aug. 28; embarking Oct. 13 in Lisbon until May 2019. Seabourn Quest: rehearsals begin Sep. 8; embarking Oct. 21 until May 2019. Onboard pay varies from $5,500-$7,500/month, depending on managerial roles, professional experience, and Broadway credits. Flights and accommodation provided throughout. Mandatory visa and ENG1 Medical costs are covered by the company. Seeking—F1 (Lead): Female, 21-45, a "vocal diva" with an understanding of all vocal genres; a richness in the lower register and a flexible pop belt; a more lyrical quality up to an F is also required; F2 (Lead): Female, 21-45, a "leading lady" with an understanding of all vocal styles; the ability to interpret one or two classical items--but the majority of the repertoire is pop-based. Range: A below middle C to a top A; M1 (Lead): Male, 21-45, a "front man" who has a solid understanding of all pop styles and a lyrical vocal quality for lighter, higher material is required. Range: Low A to top A. B-flat is an advantage; M2 (Lead): Male, 21-45, a vocally strong and charismatic "leading man" who is able to perform pop, rock, R&B, and musical theater material. Range: Low A to top A. B-flat is an advantage. Some repertoire includes one or two classical items. For some repertoire, the ability to demonstrate a safe full mix up to B natural, not a belt. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. To send your submission, record and send our audition material via YouTube/Vimeo links plus a copy of your resumé to casting@belindaking.com. Audition material: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6xiku24403cky4v/AADXGyXcgJjvVDJH9Mx4pykSa?dl=0. For further details, contact casting@belindaking.com.

CRYSTAL CRUISES - NOTICE EXPIRES JULY 1 - Crystal Cruises is seeking a Male Singer-Dancer with strong dance technique for Crystal Cruises' Production Show Cast. Rehearses in July 2018 in L.A. Competitive performance wages offered. Singer/Dancer position pays $2950/mo. Paid rehearsals and paid vacation. Open-ended performance contract, medical benefits, onboard officer status with single cabin and six-star cruising with worldwide destinations. Initial rehearsal period ranges from six to eight weeks in Los Angeles on a paid rehearsal contract; lodging and transportation are provided. Performance contracts commence after successful completion of the training process. Seeking—Male Singer-Dancer (Chorus/Ensemble): 21-35, 5'9"-6'2". Showreel should highlight dance technique in ballet, jazz, tap, musical theatre, and commercial styles. Partnering and any acrobatic skills should be included in showreel. Additionally, submit video of one uptempo selection and one ballad selection that best showcase your vocal ability. 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".

 

 

 

 

OPERA/CHORUS/VOCAL GROUPS:

UPPER WEST SIDE OPERA COMPETITION – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 9 - Mort and Ray Productions is seeking singers for the 15th Annual Mario Lanza Tenor and Elaine Malbin Soprano Competition. Competition held May 27, 1pm (outdoor event) on Broadway & 86th St., NYC. Winners will receive $250. Seeking—Competition Singer (Lead): 18-30, young operatic singers to perform in a live, outdoor competition. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit the following via email to vocalcompetitions@gmail.com by May 9 - Headshot, Resume, Application: http://mortandray.com/2018%20changes/2018_LANZA_MALBIN_app.pdf At least one recording (video or audio) of a solo operatic/classical rep (online links or MP3 files). Seeking opera or very classical submissions only. Only submit if you are available for the competition date.

'DON GIOVANNI' – NOTICE EXPRESS JUNE 1 - CJH is casting Don Giovanni, the opera by Mozart, reduced to one-and-a-half hours, with piano, costumes, staging, lighting, etc. Synopsis: The recitatives will be performed in English as theater (without music). Casting only experienced opera singers. Rehearses May 21 (12noon-6pm), May 22 (12noon-6pm), May 23 (4pm-9pm), May 24 (12noon-6pm), May 25 (4pm-9pm), May 26 (4pm-9pm), May 27 (TBD), May 28 (TBD), May 29 (12noon-6pm), May 30 (12noon-6pm), and May 31 (12noon-6pm) at 353 Studios, 353 W. 48th St., NYC. Shows run June 1 (call time 12noon), June 6 (call time 5pm), June 8 (call time 12noon), June 11 (call time 5pm), and June 14 (call time 5pm) in NYC. Total pay: $500, plus credit, press, video, and audio materials. Seeking—Commendatore (Lead): Male, 18+, bass; “Don Ottavio” (Lead): Male, 18+, tenor; “Masetto” (Lead): Male, 18+. Tenor. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit headshot, resume, and a YouTube link via backstage.com or contact CJH. Indicate if you have performed the role previously. Looking for only experienced opera singers.

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

 

 

 

 

STAGE SHOWS:

EQUITY, 'KISS ME, KATE' – APR. 30, MAY 8 & 17 - Roundabout Theatre Company is casting Equity actor-singers, singers, and dancers who sing for various roles in Kiss Me, Kate. Cole Porter, music-lyrics; Samuel and Bella Spewack, book; Rehearsals begin Jan. 1, 2019; runs Feb. 14-Mar. 14; max run through June 30 at Broadway House in NYC. Pays: $1,520/wk. Equity LORT Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—“Lois Lane:” Female, 25-39, a night club singer making her theatrical debut. Sexy and charismatic. An expert at employing her feminine wiles. Must be an incredible dancer with strong comedic abilities, Belter; Gangster 1 & 2: Male, 40-59, a gangster duo with an appreciation for Shakespeare. Tough and intimidating. Must have extremely strong comedic abilities and be comfortable singing; “Hattie:” Female, 30-49, she is part Lilli's dresser and part psychologist. Unflappable and charismatic. She's seen it all. Sings the anthem "Another Op'nin', Another Show." Belt; Male & Female Singers Who Dance Well (Chorus/Ensemble): 20-39, characters are male and female, 20s-30s, of all ethnicities. Seeking vivid, appealing, and charismatic singers who dance extremely well; Male & Female Dancers Who Sing Well (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, characters are male and female, 20s-30s, of all ethnicities. Seeking vivid, appealing, and charismatic dancers who sing extremely well. Must be an incredible dancer. Equity Principal Audition May 8 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 12th fl., Manhattan NY 10018); Equity Chorus Calls Apr 30 at 10am for Equity female singers who dance well (audition rm.: 1215; holding rm.: 1214) & 2pm for Equity male singers who dance well (audition rm.: 1215; holding rm.: 1214) and May 17 at 10am for Equity male dancers who sing (auditions rm.: 1209; holding rm.: 1212) & 2pm for Equity female dancers who sing (auditions rm.: 1209; holding rm.: 1212) at the same location. EPA: EPA procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a short traditional musical theater song in the style of the show. Bring pix & resume, stapled together. ECC Singers: ECC procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare 16 bars of a traditional musical theater song in the style of the show. Bring pix & resume, stapled together. Callbacks at a later date. ECC Dancers: ECC procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Women: Bring heels and jazz shoes. Men: Bring jazz shoes/sneakers. Callbacks to sing at a later date.

 

EQUITY, 'The MUSIC MAN' – MAY 9-11 - Asolo Theatre Company is seeking Equity actor-singers for various roles in The Music Man. Strongly seeking actors of all backgrounds and ethnicities. Rehearsals begin Oct. 10 in Sarasota FL; closes Dec. 30. Pays: $914/wk. min. Equity LORT B Non-Rep Contracts. Seeking—“Marian Paroo:” 18+, daughter to Mrs. Paroo and sister to Winthrop, she is the stuffy, conceited librarian and piano teacher in town. Needs some dance movement ability. Soprano, low G to high A. Principal role; “Marcellus Washburn:” 18+, former con man and friend to Harold Hill, who now lives in River City; Comedic actor, must be expert tap dancer. Tenor, G to high A. Principal role; “Mayor George Shinn:” 18+, the Mayor of River City, self-important, blustery, pompous, not terribly intelligent. Takes himself seriously but comes across funny. Ensemble singing--any range acceptable). Ensemble role; “Olin Britt:” 18+, editor of the Gazette. Member of the School Board turned into Barbershop Quartet, a bickering business man until he is united with the others by Harold Hill, and learns not only to sing in harmony, but to behave in harmony. Bass. Sight reading and/or choral experience preferred. Ensemble role; “Oliver Hix:” 18+, banker. Member of the School Board turned Barbershop Quartet, another bickering business man until he is united by the others by Harold Hill and begins to sing and act in harmony with them. Baritone. Sight reading and/or choral experience preferred. Ensemble role; “Jacey Squires:” 18+, owner of the livery stable. Member of the School Board turned Barbershop Quartet, another bickering business man until he is united with the others by Harold Hill and sings and acts in harmony. High Tenor. Sight reading and/or choral experience preferred. Ensemble role; “Ewart Dunlop:” 18+, owner of the General Store. Member of the School Board turned into Barbershop Quartet, another bickering business man until he is united with the others by Harold Hill and sings and acts in harmony. Second tenor. Sight reading and/or choral experience preferred. Ensemble role; “Charlie Cowell:” 18+, a rival traveling salesman. Dancing a plus. Ensemble singing--any range acceptable. Ensemble role; “Tommy Djilas:” 18+, a teenager from the “wrong side of town” who starts out as a troublemaker. Must be a strong tap dancer, including partnering. Ensemble role; “Constable Locke:” 18+, the town Sheriff. Dancing a plus. Ensemble singing--any range acceptable. Ensemble role; “Mrs. Paroo:” 18+, widowed Irish mother to Marian and Winthrop, she speaks with an Irish accent. She is a sweet, cheerful homemaker who wants the best for everyone. Mezzo-soprano, A-flat to E-flat. Ensemble role; “Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn:” 18+, Mayor Shinn’s wife, she is definitely a society lady, knows everyone in town, struts about like a peacock and is somewhat snooty. Alto, D to D. Ensemble role; “Zaneeta Shinn:” 18+, must play 16-18 years of age. Mayor Shinn and Eulalie’s daffy teenage daughter, she has a crush on the town “bad boy” Tommy. She is not rebellious but is learning to stand up for herself. Very cute and feminine, she is a dancer. Must be a strong dancer, including tap and partnering. Ensemble role; “Ethel Toffelmeier:” 18+, jolly and friendly, and plays the player piano. She gossips with the other ladies. Alto or soprano, D to D. Ensemble role; “Alma Hix:” 18+, the wife of Oliver Hix, she is a gossipy friend of Eulalie. Alto or soprano, D to D. Ensemble role; “Maud Dunlop:” 18+, the wife of Ewart Dunlop, and another of Eulalie’s gossipy friends. Alto or soprano, D to D; “Mrs. Squires:” 18+, the wife of Jacey Squires, she is also one of Eulalie’s gossipy friends. Alto or soprano, D to D. Seeking talent in New York NY. For consideration, mail picture and resume ASAP. Submit to Tara Rubin Casting, c/o "The Music Man" self-submissions, 200 W. 41st St., Suite 401, New York NY 10036. Appointments in NYC May 9-11 and callbacks are May 14.

 

EQUITY, 'A BRONX TALE' – MAY 10 & 11 - Bronx Tale on Broadway LLC is male and female ensemble singers and dancers who sing for possible future replacements in the currently running Broadway production A Bronx Tale. Alan Menken, music; Chazz Palminteri and Glenn Slater, book-lyrics; Synopsis: Set against the turbulent 1960s, A Bronx Tale follows a young Italian-American teenager finding his path in life as guided by two father figures. A Bronx Tale, the musical is based on the one-man play of the same name by Chazz Palminteri. Currently running on Broadway. Pays $2034/wk. Equity Production (League) Contract. Seeking—Ensemble Men: 30-59, seven versatile men to play Sonny’s wise-guys as well as various inhabitants of Calogero’s neighborhood. Looking for unique, authentic characters with strong voices and comedic chops. At least one must be a true bass-baritone, one must be quite heavy-set, and one should be a Sinatra/Bennett/Martin/Darin “song stylist;” must move well; Doo-Wop Group: 20-39, four guys; Calogero’s best friends. Also double as various inhabitants of Calogero’s neighborhood. Excellent dancers and singers; at least one must be a true bass-baritone; at least one must have a thrilling doo-wop falsetto; one must be a top-quality lead vocalist; and all four must be capable of performing tricky close-harmony arrangements; Two Ensemble Men: 20-39, excellent singers; tenors (high C). Strong movers. Will also play featured ensemble parts. ”Tyrone:” Jane’s brother & his friend; “Jesse:” age 17; Three Ensemble Women: 20-39, three Italian girls in Calogero’s neighborhood; beautiful, funny, tough. Excellent dancers and singers; Two Ensemble Women: 20-39, excellent singer-dancers; may understudy “Jane;” will also play featured ensemble parts “Denise” & “Frieda” Jane’s friends, age 17. Equity Chorus Calls May 10 at 10am for Equity female singers & 2pm for Equity male singers and May 11 at 10am for Equity male dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity female dancers who sing at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., Manhattan NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Male Singers: The show’s music tends toward DooWop. Prepare a song in that style (ala "The Wanderer," "Who Wrote The Book of Love," "Alley Oop") and bring your book of music. Male Dancers: Bring jazz shoes or sneakers. You may be asked to stay and sing. Prepare a16 bar cut and bring your books. The show’s music tends toward DooWop. Prepare a song in that style (ala "The Wanderer," "Who Wrote The Book of Love," "Alley Oop") and bring your book of music. Female Dancers: Bring heels. You may be asked to stay and sing. Prepare a 16 bar cut and bring your books. Prepare a song in the style of The Ronnettes (ex. "Mr. Postman"). Female Singers: Prepare a song in the style of The Ronnettes (ex. "Mr. Postman"). Note: Ensemble will also cover the following principal roles: Calogero, Sonny, Lorenzo, Young Calogero, Rosina, and Jane. 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.

 

CARRIE, The MUSICAL – MAY 12 & 13 – NORWOOD - Lit Productions is casting an amateur production of Carrie The Musical out of Norwood MA. Looking for performers ages 13+. REHEARSES: May 14, 15, 16, 17 (6pm-9pm) July 8-Aug 11 (Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed 6pm-9pm); TECH WEEK: Aug 12-Aug 16; PERFORMS: Aug 17-19. Performers must pay $300 production fee, until discussed otherwise. Seeking—All Roles Open (Lead): 13+. Open Casting Calls May 12 from 2pm-6pm and May 13 from 2pm-6pm at The Between Space Dance Studio (486 Washington St., Norwood MA 02062). Video auditions accepted, but in-person preferred Email to litproductionstheatre@gmail.com

 

'YANKEE DOODLE DANDY' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 13 - Western Star Productions, LLC is casting Yankee Doodle Dandy, a new song and dance tribute to George M. Cohen. Rehearsals are May 14-25; show dates are May 25-July 1 (Wed.-Sun.). All rehearsals and performances are held at the Pines Dinner Theatre in Allentown PA. This is a "pay per show" contract with a rehearsal stipend. Housing is also available for this contract. Seeking—“George” (Lead): Male, 18-35. Seeking talent from New York NY; Chicago IL; Philadelphia PA; Boston MA. Due to the nature of the role, all applicants must have tap training/experience. Include both vocal and dance reels with your submission via backstage.com or contact the production company. Do not apply if you are not available for all dates/times of the contract.

 

EQUITY, 'ELF, The MUSICAL' – MAY 14 DEADLINE – Syracuse University is seeking submissions from Equity actors for various roles in Elf, The Musical. Rehearsals begin Oct. 26, 2018; opens Nov. 30; closes Jan. 6, 2019 in Syracuse NY. Pays: $879/wk. Equity URTA Tier IV Contract. Seeking—“Santa Claus:” Male 18+, Vocal range top: D5, vocal range bottom: B-flat3. He is annoyed with the Elves, tired of lying to Buddy, and sad that people seem to be losing their Christmas spirit. This is a great role for a character performer who can play an older (and somewhat cranky) man while trying hard to keep his holiday spirit; “Buddy:” Male, 18+, Vocal range top: G5, vocal range bottom: B3. Very tall! Buddy is the perfect elf! He’s good-natured, he means well, and he’s happy--all the time. There’s only one problem. He’s not an elf, he’s an adult human. This role is perfect for a young man who is an excellent actor and good singer who has the energetic earnestness and comedic timing that Buddy needs; “Walter Hobbs:” Male, 18+, Vocal range top: E5, vocal range bottom: B3. Buddy’s real father, is so focused on keeping his job that he is not making time for his family. Cast a great actor with a strong, authoritative presence, but be sure they can also show his softer side; “Deb:” Female, 18+, Walter’s secretary, has the big responsibility of keeping her boss and the whole office happy. This is a plum role for a young woman with a pleasant demeanor, yet efficient work ethic, who is a solid actor with a good speaking voice; “Emily Hobbs:” Female, 18+, Vocal range top: D5, vocal range bottom: G3. Devoted wife, a problem-solver and an excellent mother who is doing everything she can to provide a positive family dynamic. Casting an excellent actress and singer who effortlessly conveys a sense of maturity and warmth; “Jovie:” Female, 18+, Vocal range top: D-flat5, vocal range bottom: G3. Jovie works as a store elf at Macy’s, but don’t be mistaken, she doesn’t quite exude the Christmas spirit. This is a fantastic role for a young woman with a strong singing voice and acting chops. Seeking talent from Syracuse NY. For consideration, email or mail picture and resume. Submit to auditions@syracusestage.org or Elf Casting, SU Drama Department, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse NY 13210. Deadline for receipt is May 14. Auditions appointments on an upcoming date and location TBD.

 

EQUITY, BERKELEY REPERTORY THEATRE – MAY 14 - Berkeley Repertory Theatre is seeking Equity actors of all ethnicities and ages for various roles in the upcoming 2018-19 season. Theater does not hire understudies. Season includes: A Doll's House Part 2 (Lucas Hnath, playwright; Co-Production with Huntington Theatre Company. BRT rehearsals begin Aug. 7; previews begin Aug. 31; opens Sep. 13; closes Oct. 21. Huntington rehearsals begin Dec. 28; tech begins Jan. 1, 2019; previews begin Jan. 4; opens Jan. 9; closes Feb. 3); Fairview (Jackie Sibblies Drury, playwright; Previews begin Sep. 10 in NYC and Sep. 25 in Berkeley; opens Oct. 11; closes Nov. 4; potential extension to Nov. 11); Paradise Square, A New Musical (Marcus Gardley and Craig Lucas, writers); Metamorphoses (Mary Zimmerman, writer-dir. Co-production with Guthrie Theater. BRT rehearsals begin Dec. 27 for staging; Jan. 18, 2019; previews begin Jan. 24; opens Jan. 31; closes Mar. 10; potential extension to Mar. 24. Guthrie rehearsals begin Apr. 5; tech begins Apr. 9; previews begin Apr. 13; opens Apr. 19; closes May 19); The Good Book (Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson, playwrights; Rehearsals begin Apr. 2; previews begin May 2; opens May 9; closes June 16; possible extension to June 30); and TBD mainstage - Roda (staging begins Apr. 23; previews begin May 23; opens May 30; closes June 7; potential extension to July 21). Season rehearses and runs in Berkeley CA. Pays: $914/wk. Equity LORT B Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—Equity Actors: 18+. For PARADISE SQUARE, A New Musical - ANABELLE FREEDMAN (also known as NELLY) LEAD ROLE. African American female, mid 30s. Nelly is part-owner of the Paradise Square Saloon, along with Willie O’Brien, her betrothed. She is beautiful, statuesque, proud and a Force of Nature; she is also quite stubborn. She is from an upwardly mobile merchant class. Actor must have exemplary stage presence. Vocal range: RnB Belt, with strong mix. Belts to a D; MILTON MOORE (STEPHEN FOSTER) LEAD ROLE. Character based on the famed American Composer of the same name. White male, 37. A bit of a dandy and a drunk but a true genius if ever there lived one. Music is the love of his life. Naturally charming, witty yet can be a push over in the face of strong personalities. Actor must have solid comic timing and be able to drive elevated speech. Vocal Range – High Pop Baritone – Tops at an G; WILLIAM HENRY LANCE (also called WILL HENRY) LEAD ROLE. African American, Male early 21. Character based on Master Juba (considered inventor of tap dance.) An exceptional dancer. A hot head, fearless and strong-willed to a fault. He was born and bred on a Tennessee plantation. Born a slave, who was free via The Underground Railroad. Vocal Range – High RnB Tenor – Needs a Strong B-flat; OWEN DUIGNAN LEAD ROLE. Irish immigrant, Male early 20. An optimist, funny and silly at times. A sweet talker with ambition and drive. A great dancer! He is also Annie O’Brien’s nephew. Vocal Range – Classic Irish Tenor – Must have a strong A; ANNIE O’BRIEN, Irish-Catholic, Female, early 30s. No nonsense, hard nose but her weakness is romance and selflessness. Hilarious, savvy and brave as any man if not more so. A conductor on The Underground Railroad with her husband, Reverend Samuel E. Cornish. Actor must have great comic timing and skill with Irish brogue. Vocal Range – Mezzo – Belts to A D, High strong Pop Mix; REVEREND SAMUEL E. CORNISH Early 40s, African American, male. A Presbyterian pastor who can be self-righteous but is also self-assured and well-educated. A refined, great orator who is inherently a true leader. Also, a Conductor on the Underground Railroad like his wife, Annie and the Head Master/Director at The Colored Orphanage. He is the one person of color who fears the amalgamate climate. Ideally, actor has a lot of stage presence and great stature. Vocal Range – Bass/Baritone – Sings to a Low G; DANIEL FERNANDO JENKINS Late 30s, a White Male, former mayor of New York. A Dixie-crat. Intelligent and sly. He speaks well and manipulates. A shrewd businessman. Actor must be able to handle elevated speech. Vocal Range – High Baritone – Needs a strong G; JANEY FOSTER Mid 30s, White, female. The wife of Stephen Foster. She is also a from an elite class and was born into a wealthy family. She is strong-willed and extremely clever. Actor must be able to handle elevated speech. Vocal Range: High Belter – Belts to a high F – Needs a Strong Pop mix; IRISH MIKE Early 40s. Male, Friend and fellow soldier of Willie O’Brien. Becomes embittered by the war. Baritone; PATRICK MURPHY Late 40s White Male. Friend and fellow soldier of Willie O’Brien. Does not agree with draft but also does not condone violence. Irish Tenor; WILLIE O’BRIEN Late mid-30s, Irish Male. Lover of Nelly and owner of saloon and wife of Annie. Captain in the War. Natural leader and business man. Baritone; ELMER HALLS Early 40s, White Male. Fancies himself a ladies’ man but is far from it. A bit studious and not charming at all. Solid businessman. Tenor; ANGELINA BAKER Early 20s, African American female. Beautiful, courageous and a fighter. The love of Will Henry’s. She doesn’t say a lot but she is not shy, just reserved. Vocal Range – Alto; 3 BARMAIDS Can be various ages and races. Sexy, smart and funny. Equity Principal Audition May 14 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., Manhattan NY 10036). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a short monologue or a short song or a one-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song. Audition not to exceed two minutes total. Accompanist will be provided. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together.

 

EQUITY, MERRIMACK REPERTORY THEATRE – MAY 14 – LOWELL - Merrimack Repertory Theatre is casting Equity actors for various roles in the upcoming season including: Native Gardens (Karen Zacarias, writer; Rehearsals begin Aug. 21; previews begin Sep. 12; runs Sep. 15-Oct. 7), Murder for Two (Joe Kinosian, book-music; Kellen Blair, book-lyrics), Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (Lauren Gunderson & Margot Melcon, writers; Rehearsals begin Nov. 6; previews begin Nov. 28; runs Dec. 1-23), Slow Food (Wendy Macleod, writer; Rehearsals begin Dec. 14; previews begin Jan. 9, 2019; runs Jan. 12-Feb. 3), The Heath (Lauren Gunderson, writer), the world premiere of The Haunted Life (Jack Kerouac, writer; Sean Daniels, adaptation), and Cry It Out (Molly Smith Metzler, writer; Rehearsals begin Apr. 2, 2019; previews begin April 24; runs April 27-May 19). Merrimack Repertory Theatre does not believe in discrimination based on color, race, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, disabilities, gender, or otherwise. All performers, including those of color, seniors, women, and performers with disabilities, are encouraged to audition and will be given full consideration. Season rehearses and runs in Lowell MA. Pays: $676/wk. min. Equity LORT D Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—Actors: 18+. Equity Principal Audition May 14 from 9am-5pm (lunch 12noon-1pm) at Merrimack Repertory Theatre (Rehearsal Hall, 132 Warren St., Lowell MA 01852). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For more info or to schedule an audition time, call or email MRT's casting office: casting@mrt.org or 978/654-7593. Equity members without appointments seen as time permits. Actors are asked to prepare two contemporary monologues. Bring pix & resume, stapled together. Note that the rehearsal hall is not located at the same address as the theater building.

 

TEENS, 'BRING IT ON, Jr.' – MAY 14 & 15 – RAHWAY - Pixie Dust Players is casting a brand-new, world-premiere adaptation of Bring It On, Jr. Seeking talented singers, dancers, actors, and gymnasts ages 12-18 to originate roles in this pilot production. Director states: "We are thrilled to be working with the authors (Jeff Whitty, Amanda Green, Tom Kitt, and Lin-Manuel Miranda)." Rehearses Sunday-Thursday (6pm-10pm), beginning June 3, in Rahway NJ; performances run July 20-29 in Rahway NJ. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 12-18. Auditions for singers/principal call by appointment May 14 from 6pm-9pm and May 15 from 6pm-9pm at Hamilton Stage (360 Hamilton St., Rahway NJ 07065). For more information and to sign up for an appointment time, visit pixiedustplayers.org/bring-it-on.

 

EQUITY, 'OKLAHOMA' – MAY 14-17 - Denver Center for the Performing Arts is casting Equity actor-singers for Oklahoma. Richard Rogers, music; Oscar Hammerstein II, book-lyrics; Note: It is intended that the characters in this production will be cast as primarily African American, so in terms of dialect actors are encouraged to imagine their characters (or their families) having migrated from the Deep South. Rehearsals begin July 31; runs Sep. 7-Oct. 14 in Denver CO. Pays $941/wk. Equity Non-Rep LORT B Agreement. Seeking—“Aunt Eller:” Female, 45-59, carved out a successful farm as a single woman in the Oklahoma Territory; she is tough, resourceful, earthy and strong. Flinty sense of humor, and big heart; strong singer, good mover; voice: Mezzo (G3-F5); “Curly:” Male, 30-39, strapping, sexy, strong with a very decent core; Curly has made his living as a rancher/cowman to date, but is getting ready to settle down; strong baritone; voice: Baritone (C3 to F-sharp4); “Laurey:” Female, 25-29, attractive, feisty, with a quick wit; she is as comfortable milking a cow as she is baking a pie; Soprano; voice: Soprano (C4-A5); “Will Parker:” Male, 25-39, will works as a rancher/cowman in the Oklahoma Territory; he is a terrific horseman, and is less skillful with women; he is not the sharpest knife in the drawer; Bari-tenor; very strong dancer; voice: Tenor (D3-F4); “Ado Annie:” Female, 25-29, not skinny, zoftig; she is funny, sweet, energetic, and rambunctious; she is also naïve, and a bit slow on the uptake; Mezzo/belt, strong mover/dancer; voice: Soprano (C4-F5); “Jud:” Male, 30-45, runs Aunt Eller’s farm in the Oklahoma Territory; he is a skillful farmhand, but tends to stick to himself; quiet, brooding, dangerous and sensitive; strong bass/baritone; good mover; voice: Baritone (D2 to D-flat4); “Ali Hakim:” Male, 30-49, Middle Eastern (or ethnically ambiguous); Ali is a peddler in the Oklahoma Territory; there are advantages to being on the move; Ali definitely enjoys the romantic dalliances the life affords; excellent comic timing; Voice: Baritenor (D2 to F-sharp4); “Carnes:” Male, 45-59, Ado Annie’s father; Carnes is a cantankerous s.o.b., who doesn’t suffer fools gladly, and doesn’t have much time for romance; Tough and pragmatic; strong singer/good mover; voice: Tenor (F3-F4); “Cord Elam:” Male, 35-49, is a farmer and local Judge in this section of the Oklahoma Territory; strong singer-dancer/mover; voice: Baritone (G-flat2 to A4); Male Ensemble: 18+, strong dancer-singers: Slim, Fred, Dream Curley and three additional male ensemble members; (one low bass, 2 baritones, 3 tenors); Female Ensemble: 18+, strong dancer-singers: Vivien, Kate, Virginia, Ellen, Dream Laurey and one additional female ensemble member; (three altos and three sopranos) Equity Principal Auditions May 14-17 in New York NY. Seeking Equity actor-singers for various roles. All characters are intended to be cast primarily as African-American. For consideration, email (preferred) or mail picture and resume ASAP to harrietbasscasting@gmail.com or Harriet Bass Casting, RE: Oklahoma, 135 West 36th Street, 13th floor, New York NY 10018.

 

'WEST SIDE STORY' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 15 - The Encore Musical Theatre Company is casting West Side Story, the musical inspired by William Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet." Arthur Laurents, book; Leonard Bernstein, music; Stephen Sondheim, lyrics; Rehearsals begin on May 22 in Dexter MI; runs June 21-Aug. 12 in Dexter. Equity members will be hired under the Special Appearance, Tier II Contract ($374/wk. plus per diem) plus housing, pending Equity approval. Non-Equity: Pay negotiable plus housing. Seeking—“Anita” (Lead): Female, 20-35, feisty and assertive. She dispenses “older sister” advice to Maria. Bernardo’s girlfriend and Maria’s friend. Puerto Rican. Must be incredibly strong dancer. Vocal range: D5-F3; “Bernardo” (Lead): Male, 20-35, a proud, strong, handsome Puerto Rican man. Bernardo seeks to carve out territory as a sense of identity for he and his friends. Leader of the Sharks. Must be strong dancer. Vocal range: E-flat4 to B-flat2; Three (3) Female Shark Women (Chorus/Ensemble): 18-35, Ensemble Shark Women; must be excellent dancers and Latina. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit headshot, resume, singing sample, and dance video reel. Apply via backstage.com or contact the theatre company.

 

'The MEETIN’'' – MAY 15 DEADLINE f/MAY 25 - Opera Ebony is casting The Meetin', a one-act music and theater piece by Pamela Baskin-Watson, based on a short story by Langston Hughes. The work is scored for eight African American women, covering all voice ranges and ages. Rehearses approx. 3 weeks prior to production; production is scheduled for late March/early April 2019 in NYC. Pay is TBD. Seeking—“Mother Wiggins” (Lead): Female, 18+, older, matriarchal religious women in the group of eight women; “Lottie Mumford” (Lead): Female, 18+; “Sis. Pearl Jenkins” (Lead): Female, 18+; “Mrs. Sam Jones” (Lead): Female, 18+; “Sis. Holt” (Lead): Female, 18+, authoritative; “Lucy Dove” (Lead): Female, 18+, kind and loving; “Mattie Crane” (Lead): Female, 18+, social and a bit loud; “Cora Perkins” (Lead): Female, 18+, young, idealistic, romantic. Auditions by appointment May 25 from 12noon-4pm and May 26 from 12noon-4pm at Opera Ebony (2109 Broadway, Ste. 1418, Manhattan NY 10023). Submit resume and photo. Prepare for the audition either a Spiritual, Hymn, or popular song and a short monologue. Submit your music by May 15 to randolphnoel@yahoo.com. You may contact Gregory Sheppard, Artistic Director on 646/275-6349 to schedule audition.

 

EQUITY, 'HAMILTON' - And PEGGY TOUR – MAY 15 & 22 - And Peggy Tour LLC is seeking male and female Equity singers who move well and rap for a new touring production of Hamilton. Lin-Manuel Miranda, music-lyrics; Also seeking male and female Equity dancer-actors who sing well. Talent will play Ensemble Singers/Offstage Swings. Characters are male and female, age 19-early 30s, all ethnicities. Actors of color strongly encouraged to attend. Seeking amazing, versatile singers/actors who move very well and rap well. Seeking amazing dancers, versatile in all forms of contemporary dance, and be able to sing very well. Will portray various characters in the ensemble and potentially understudy principal roles. Rehearsals begin Nov. 12 in NYC; rehearsals begin on or around Dec. 26 in Puerto Rico; first performance is Jan. 8, 2019 in Puerto Rico. Pays: $2034/week. Equity Production (League) Contract. Seeking—Various Roles (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-35. Equity Chorus Calls May 15 at 10:30am for Equity female singers who rap and move well & 2pm for Equity male singers who rap and move well at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., Manhattan NY 10018) and May 22 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., Manhattan NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Singers: Prepare 16 bars of a pop/rock song that shows your style and vocal range. Bring sheet music and a photo/resume stapled together. A piano accompanist will be provided. Dancers: Women should bring hip hop shoes/sneakers and character shoes. Men should bring hip hop shoes/sneakers, jazz/character shoes, and knee pads. All dancers should bring a picture/resume stapled together, and sheet music of a pop/rock song if you are asked to stay and sing.

 

'DRUNK MUSICALS' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 16 - KM Productions is casting Drunk Musicals, a monthly show that's featured at The West End Lounge. Kaylee MacKnight, creator-prod.-writer-dir.; Production states: "Seeking male/female singer-actors over 21, with great comedic timing. Men and women of color and different ethnicities are highly encouraged to submit. Actors will get drunk while simultaneously trying to perform highlights from a well-known musical. Past shows include: 'Thoroughly Drunkin Millie,' 'Drunkyll & Hyde,' 'The Pourducers,' 'Wasted: The Untold Story of Some Drunk Bitches from Oz,' and 'Into the Booze.' Our next shows we are currently casting for our upcoming shows 'Drunkintown' and 'Wasted.' Guaranteed to be a fun night full of laughter, belting, and drinking." Rehearses TBD; "Drunkintown" performs May 7 at the West End Lounge and "Wasted" performs May 26 at The Duplex in NYC. Payment will be determined by actor's ticket sales and bar tabs. Production states: "This is not a pay-to-play." Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers (Lead): 21+, strong actor-singers with great comedic timing; must be 21 and over and be okay with getting drunk in front of an audience. Seeking talent from New York NY. Send headshot/resume/reel to drunkmusicalsnyc@gmail.com suggesting what role(s) you think you would be right for. Production states: "All casting will be conducted solely by submissions, so you must have video if you want to be considered."

 

'The ACCIDENTAL CLUB' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 16 - Awareness Media, LLC is casting The Accidental Club. Synopsis: A washed-up rock star dies of an Accidental Overdose and finds herself in the Accidental Club hanging out with Amy, Janis, Billie and Judy. Together they reveal secrets and songs from the other side. Closed workshop with Tony winning Broadway producer/director runs May 30-June 10 in Midtown Manhattan NYC. rehearsal studio location. Pay is TBD. Seeking—“Amy Winehouse” (Supporting): Female, 27-38, actress who can appear, embody and sing like Amy Winehouse and play additional supporting characters; “Janis Joplin” (Supporting): Female, 30-45, actress to appear, embody and sing like Janis Joplin, but older than when she died; “Billie Holiday” (Supporting): Female, 44-55, actress who can appear, embody and sing like Billie Holiday. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'The BALLAD Of CAT BALLOU' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 17 - Jackson Hole Playhouse is casting The Ballad of Cat Ballou, a wild and zany, Western musical comedy. This fully staged Western musical comedy is based on the 1965 Lee Marvin and Jane Fonda Western movie classic, filled with lots of opportunity for song and dance and clever interludes. Company states: "Seeking actors to perform in the mainstage production. Actors will also perform in the Town Square Shootout and be the singing waitstaff in the Saddle Rock Saloon. Come and enjoy an amazing summer in Jackson Hole and National Park playground." Rehearsals begin May 17; runs June 1-Oct. 6, with option of shorter contract ending Sep. 2. Pays: $350/wk. plus additional pay for Town Square Shootout and waitstaff tips in the Saddle Rock Saloon. Seeking—“Black Jack Strange” (Supporting): Male, 25-44, ultimate bad guy. Comedic singer. Bari-tenor. Must be able to move; “Leggs” (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 20-30, female ensemble role/saloon hall dancer; “Kid Shelleen” (Lead): Male, 25-40, comedic lead. Drunken gunfighter extraordinaire. Strong tenor with outstanding comedic timing; “Frankie Ballou” (Supporting): Male, 35-50, endearing father figure. Strong tenor vocals; “Upton Purcell” (Supporting): Male, 18-30, strong tap dancing skills required. Bari-tenor supporting role. Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. Prepare two contrasting 16-bar cuts (ballad/up-tempo) along with a one-minute monologue. Golden Age preferred. Be prepared to dance and cold read. If you have experience in directing/choreographing/music directing children's shows, be sure to add this to your résumé or bring in an additional résumé highlighting your experience. Bring pix & résumés. This will be for the Playtime at the Playhouse summer program. Note: Additional duties include the town shootout, the longest running gun show in America, and serving/singing in the Saddle Rock Family Saloon. For more info, call 307/690-6997.

 

EQUITY, EUGENE O'NEILL THEATER CENTER – MAY 17 - Eugene O'Neill Theater Center is seeking Equity actor-singers for all ethnicities/types for the 2018 National Music Theater Conference. Conference includes: The Family Resemblance (Masi Asare, book-music-lyrics. Travel dates: June 18-30); Teeth (Michael R. Jackson, book-lyrics; Anna K. Jacobs, book-music. Travel dates: June 25-July 7); and Eddie the Marvelous, Who Will Save the World (Kate Kilbane & Dan Moses, book-music-lyrics. Travel dates: July 3-14). The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center presents staged readings of three new musicals during the National Music Theater Conference; each musical is in residence for two-week between June 19-July 14, 2018, in Waterford CT. Pays: $541/wk. Equity LORT Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—Actor-Singers: 18+. Equity Principal Audition May 17 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., Manhattan NY 10036). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. The musical styles span contemporary Broadway to Neil Diamond, David Bowie glam-rock, to edgy musical theater. Prepare either one 90-second cut or two 45-second cuts that reflect the styles mentioned. Accompanist provided. Bring sheet music in correct key and two copies of picture/resume.

 

EQUITY, VIRGINIA REPERTORY THEATRE – MAY 17 & 18 – RICHMOND - Virginia Repertory Theatre is casting Equity performers for the 2018-2019 Season including: The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time (Simon Stephens, writer; based on the novel by Mark Haddon; Rehearsals begin Aug. 21; runs Sep. 21-Oct. 14), Sister Act (Alan Menken, music; Glenn Slater, lyrics; Bill and Cheri Steinkellner, book; Douglas Carter Beane, additional book material; Rehearsals begin Oct. 15; runs Nov. 16-Dec. 30), Once (John Carney, based on the film by; Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, music-lyrics; Enda Walsh, book; Co-production with the Fulton Theatre in Lancaster PA. Rehearsals begin Jan. 2, 2019; runs Feb. 8-Mar. 3 at Virginia Rep; runs Mar. 29-Apr. 14 at Fulton Theatre), Atlantis A New Musical (World Premiere. Matthew Lee Robinson, music-lyrics; Ken Cerniglia and Matthew Lee Robinson, book; Scott Morris, additional story. Rehearsals begin Mar. 4; runs Apr. 12-May 5), and The Wiz (Charlie Smalls, music-lyrics; William F. Brown, book; Rehearsals begin May 21; runs June 21-July 28 or Aug. 4). Season runs in Richmond VA. Pays $479/week. SPT Tier 6 Agreement. Seeking—Equity Performers: Males & Females, 18+. For The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time - Ensemble: Mrs. Shears (40-55, female) Christopher's Neighbor. The actor in this role also plays: Mrs. Gascoyne (The head of Christopher's school), Woman on Train, Shopkeeper, Voice One; Roger Shears: (40-55, male) Mrs. Shear's ex-husband. The actor in this role also plays: Mr. Wise (one of Christopher's Neighbors), Duty Sergeant, Man behind Counter, Drunk One, Voice Two; A Policeman: (30-45, male) The actor in this role also plays: Mr. Thompson (one of Christopher’s Neighbors), London Policeman, Man with Socks, Drunk Two, Voice Three; Reverend Peters: (40-60, male) A priest and teacher at Christopher's school. The actor in this role also plays: Uncle Terry, Station Policeman, Station Guard, Voice Four; No. 40: (20-35, female) One of Christopher's Neighbors. The actor in this role also plays: Lady in Street, Information, Punk Girl, Voice Five; Mrs. Alexander: (50+, female) An old lady, one of Christopher's neighbors. The actor in this role also plays: Posh Woman, Voice Six; for Sister Act - Deloris Van Cartier: (20s-30s, African-American, female) a feisty, strong-willed larger than life character. Aspires to be the next great singing sensation but is forced to hide from Curtis in a convent. Needs a powerhouse disco diva voice with a huge range; Other Roles; for Once - Guy: (20s, male) A musician struggling with more than just his music. Must sing and play guitar extremely well. Irish dialect; Girl: (20s, female) a witty optimist, yet pragmatic. Possesses some sort of “other” quality. Mother to Ivanka. Must sing and play piano extremely well. Czech/Eastern European dialect; Baruska: (45+ female) Girl’s mother. Must sing and play accordion/piano. Czech/Eastern European dialect; Reza: (female) Must sing and play violin/fiddle. Czech/Eastern European dialect; Billy: (30-50, male) Owns music store where Girl plays piano. Must sing and play guitar. Irish dialect; Bank Manager: (30-50) Presents a proper exterior but harbors a secret passion for music. Must sing and play guitar/cello well. Irish dialect; “Eamon:” (20-50, male) Manager of a music studio. Must sing and play guitar, some piano. Irish accent; Emcee: (20-50, male) Good natured emcee at a bar. Must sing and play guitar, some piano. Irish dialect; “Ivanka:” (6-8, female) Girl’s daughter. Sings well. Comfortable onstage; “The Wiz” - Consummate triple threats of color: “Dorothy:” (18+, believable as 13-17, female) A clever young woman from the heartland of Kansas who has a big and innocent heart, indomitable spirit, and a one of a kind voice. Must have a bright personality and have vocal flexibility. Mezzo-soprano; Scarecrow: (20s, male) Excellent dancer with a warm and winning spirit. An energetic free-wheeling enthusiastic lovable young man who is tired of the prospect of not going anywhere. A man made of straw, in search of a brain. Tenor; Tin Man: (Age Flexible, male) A man made of tin. A singer who can dance who joins the journey in search of a heart. Baritone; Lion: (Age Flexible, male) a cowardly lion, in search of some courage. A larger than life performer with consummate comic timing. Classically trained sound. High Bari-tenor; “Glinda:” (20s-60s, female) The Good Witch of the South. The confident, kind, gracious and ostensibly good witch. Admired by all. Alto. R&B style; “Addaperle:” (20-60s, female) The Good Witch of the North. A scatterbrained trickster with excellent comic timing. Mezzo-soprano with strong pop/R&B sound; “Evilene:” (20s-60s, female) The horrid and hilarious villain. Alto; The Wiz: (20-40s, male or female) theatrical and charismatic person behind the curtain. Giant, larger than life energy and persona. Powerful rock tenor. AEA by appointment May 17 from 9am-5pm and May 18 from 9am-5pm (lunch 1pm-2pm each day) at November Theatre (114 W. Broad Street, Richmond VA 23220). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare either 1. a brief song; Or 2. a brief monologue; Or 3. 16 bars of a song and a brief Monologue. Note: Any prepared audition materials/pieces should not exceed two minutes; If you choose to prepare either Option 1) or 3) please bring sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided. Bring picture and resume. AEA appointments may be made by emailing casting@virginiarep.org. Members without appointments may be seen throughout the audition day as time permits.

 

EQUITY, 'HAMILTON,' PEGGY COMPANY TOUR – MAY 17, 18 & 21 - And Peggy Tour LLC is seeking Equity actor-singers for various principal roles in the upcoming Peggy Company Tour of Hamilton. Lin-Manuel Miranda, music-lyrics; Rehearsals begin Nov. 12, 2018 in NYC and Dec. 26 in Puerto Rico; tour begins Jan. 8, 2019 in Puerto Rico. Pays: $2034/wk. Equity Production (League) Contract. Seeking—“Alexander Hamilton:” Male, 30-39, non-white, an earnest, ambitious hothead, a man possessed. Speaks his mind, no matter the cost. Must be able to rap very well. Eminem meets Sweeney Todd; tenor-baritone; principal; “Eliza Hamilton:” Female, 20-39, non-white, fiercely loyal, self-possessed, proud. Evolves from lovesick, wealthy young woman to the sole keeper of her late husband’s legacy. Alicia Keys meets Elphaba; soprano; principal; “Angelica Schuyler:” Female, 20-39, non-white, must be able to sing and rap well. Fierce, dazzling, brilliant, can read a room and everyone in it instantly; mezzo-soprano; principal; “Aaron Burr:” Male, 18-39, non-white, sings and raps in equal measure. Our narrator. A cool, steely reserve. An orphan raised in wealth, plays his cards and opinions close to the vest. Slow to anger, but when he gets there, look out. Javert meets Mos Def; tenor-baritone; principal; “George Washington:” Male, 30-49, non-white, sings and raps in equal measure. Authoritative, regal, aloof, aware of his place in history at all times. John Legend meets Mufasa; tenor-baritone; principal; “Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson: Male, 18-39, non-white, sings and raps in equal measure. Authoritative, regal, aloof, aware of his place in history at all times. John Legend meets Mufasa; tenor-baritone; principal; Hercules Mulligan/James Madison: Male, 20-39, non-white, tenor-baritone, must be able to sing and rap well. Mulligan is the life of the party, dripping with swagger, streetwise and hilarious. Joins the revolution to get out of being a tailor’s apprentice, and befriends Laurens, Hamilton and Lafayette. Busta Rhymes meets Donald O’Connor.
Madison is incisively intelligent, quiet, professional. A former Hamilton ally, he becomes Jefferson’s detail man concerning all matters—he gets things done. RZA meets Zach from "A Chorus Line;" principal; John Laurens/Philip Hamilton: Male, 18+, non-white, late teens- 20s, tenor; must be able to sing and rap well. Laurens is an ardent young abolitionist and idealist, born into privilege, joining the Revolution. Hamilton’s loyal best friend. Nas meets Elder Price. Philip Hamilton is prodigious, full of life, a wordsmith in the mold of his father Alexander. Tupac meets J. Pierrepont Finch; principal; Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds: Female, 18+, non-white, late teens-20s, mezzo-soprano. Peggy Schuyler is sweet, shy, youngest of the three Schuyler Sisters. The Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child. Maria Reynolds is sultry, young, calculating. Affects the role of a damsel in distress to seduce Hamilton. Jasmine Sullivan meets Carla from "Nine;" principal; “King George:” Male, 30-49, the King of England. Entitled, pouty nihilist. Sees the American Colonies as a deluded former lover, who will come crawling back. Rufus Wainwright meets King Herod in JCS; tenor; British accent; principal. Equity Principal Auditions May 17 from 10am-6pm, May 18 from 10am-6pm and May 21 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm each day) at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., Manhattan NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief pop/rock 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.

 

EQUITY, 'SWEENEY TODD' - MAY 18 DEADLINE - Pioneer Theatre Company is seeking Equity actor-singers for various principal roles in Sweeney Todd, based on book by Christopher Bond; Stephen Sondheim, music-lyrics. Rehearsals begin Oct. 1; opens Oct. 26; closes Nov. 10 in Salt Lake City UT. Pays: $914/wk. Equity LORT Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—“Sweeney Todd:” Male, 40-55, a wrongfully imprisoned barber seeking to right the wrongs committed against him. Gender identified: Male. Age: 40 to 55. Vocal range F2-B4; “Mrs. Lovett:” a chatty, engaging, entrepreneurial and amoral meat pie shop owner. Gender identified: Female. Age: 35 to 50. Vocal range: G3-E5; “Anthony Hope:” a sincere and youthful sailor who helps Todd return to London. Gender identified: Male. Age: 20 to 30. Vocal range: B-flat2 to F4; “Johanna:” a young woman, full of innocence, constantly yearning for freedom. Gender identified: Female. Age: 21-29, must play 18-20. Vocal range: A5 to B-flat3; “Tobias Ragg:” a poor youngster apprenticed to Pirelli. Vulnerable and kind. He finds a surrogate family with Mrs. Lovett. Gender identified: Male. Age: 20-25, should play younger. Vocal range: B-flat2 to A-flat4; “Judge Turbin:” a lecherous public official who portrays himself as a sanctimonious authoritarian. An imposing figure. Gender identified: Male. Age: 50 to 65. Vocal range: E2 to G-flat4; The Beadle: Male, a pompous public official. He is deeply loyal to the corrupt Turpin. Strong tenor. Gender identified: Male. Age: 40 to 55. Vocal range: D3-D5; Beggar Woman: a deranged and schizophrenic woman who harbors a dark, surprising secret. Should be physically agile. Gender identified: Female. Age: 35 to 50. Vocal range top: F5 to A-flat3; “Adolfo Pirelli:” a flamboyant Italian rival barber; a charlatan with a secret past. Strong tenor--will also play in the ensemble. Gender identified: Male. Age: 30 to 45. Vocal range: B2-C5. Seeking talent from New York NY. For consideration, mail picture and resume ASAP. Deadline: May 18. Submit to Bob Cline Casting, 2214 Frederick Douglass, Suite 327, New York, NY 10026. NYC appointment auditions to be held on an upcoming date TBD.

 

EQUITY, PLAYMAKERS REPERTORY CO – MAY 18 - PlayMakers Repertory Company is casting Equity actors and singers for the 2018-2019 Season including: Sherwood: The Adventures Of Robin Hood (Ken Ludwig, playwright. Rehearsals begin Aug. 14; runs Sep. 15-30), Skeleton Crew (Dominique Morisseau, playwright. Rehearsals begin Sep. 11; Oct. 13-28), She Loves Me (Joe Masteroff, book; Jerry Bock, music; Sheldon Harnick, lyrics; Rehearsals begin Oct. 16; runs Nov. 17-Dec. 9), Jump (Charly Evon Simpson, playwright; Rehearsals begin Dec. 27; Jan. 26, 2019-Feb. 10), Life Of Galileo (Bertolt Brecht, playwright; Rehearses Jan. 29; runs Feb. 2-17), and How I Learned To Drive (Paula Vogel, playwright; Rehearsals begin Mar. 5; runs Apr. 6-21). Season runs in Chapel Hill NC. Pays $800/wk. Equity LORT Non-Rep Agreement. Seeking—Equity Actors: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Audition May 18 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W 46th St., 16th Fl., Manhattan NY 10036). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief monologue and if also wishing to audition for musicals then prepare a one-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song. An accompanist will be provided. Bring picture and resume.

 

'NUNSENSE' STARRING JOYCE DeWITT – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 19 - Hunterdon Hills Playhouse is casting Nunsense, a hilarious musical comedy starring Joyce DeWitt. Rehearsals begin June 25; Runs July 10-Aug. 22 (mostly matinees with some Saturday evening & Sunday performances) in New Jersey. Pays: $125 per show, $62.50 per rehearsal. Free housing on premises and company car provided. Seeking—“Sister Mary Amnesia” (Lead): Female, 30-50; “Sister Robert Anne” (Lead): Female, 30-50; “Sister Mary Leo” (Lead): Female, 20-35, must dance on pointe. Seeking talent from Hampton NJ; New York NY. Audition dates are TBD by appointment once all submissions have been looked over. Apply via backstage.com or contact the playhouse.

 

EQUITY, 'RAGTIME' – MAY 19 – HAMMONTON - Eagle Theatre is seeking Equity actor-singers for various roles in their production of Ragtime. Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens, and Terrence McNalley, writers; Rehearsals begin Jan. 6, 2019; runs Jan. 24-Feb. 17 in Hammonton NJ. Theatre states: "We rehearse 6 nights per week: Mon.-Fri., and Sunday afternoons; off every Saturday. Rehearsals are typically 6pm-10:45pm during the week and 3pm-10pm on Sundays. Times subject to change." Pays: $443/wk. Equity SPT Tier 6 Contract. Housing will be provided for out-of-town actors. Seeking—“Coalhouse Walker, Jr:” 25-35, A proud and talented pianist. Sophisticated, romantic demeanor and gentle heart through and through; intimidating build. Vocal range top: A4, Bottom: G2; “Emma Goldman:” Female, 35-45, Social Activist, leader, powerful woman. Russian American. Vocal top: D5, Bottom: B3; “Evelyn Nesbit:” Female, 18-25, Beautiful Vaudeville performer. The world is her stage. Vocal top: D5, Bottom: B3; Father: Male, 30-45, Mother's professionally successful husband. Fancying himself an explorer, commanding, and attractive. Vocal top: F4, Bottom: A2; Little Boy: 8-12, Open hearted and curious. Vocal top: D5, Bottom E4; Little Girl: 7-10, Tateh's daughter, confused and vulnerable. Latvian-American. Vocal top B-flat4, Bottom C4; “Sarah:” Female, 18-35, Washwoman. Beautiful and filled with a strong will to live fueled by innocent spirit. Vocal top: F-sharp5, Bottom: G-sharp3; “Tateh:” Male, 30-45, Haggard artist and father. Optimistic. Full of heart. Latvian-American. Vocal Top: F-sharp4, Bottom B-flat2. Equity Principal Audition May 19 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Eagle Theatre (208 Vine St., Hammonton NJ 08037). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. No appointments will be made. Auditions will be conducted on a first come, first seen basis. Free lot parking is available for auditions; enter through front door and check in. Prepare a brief song from the show or in the style of. If you are unable to attend, video submissions will be accepted. Send your video audition to casting@theeagletheatre.com.

'DA VINCI ACADEMY' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 20 - Travelers Road is casting Da Vinci Academy, a drama about an elite high school. Staged reading to be performed at the end of May in NYC. Seeking—“Damon” (Lead): Male, 18-25; “Josh” (Lead): Male, 18-24. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'ANNIE' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 22 - FAME Theatrical Productions/Honey's School of Dance is casting only the adult roles for a community theatre production of Annie. Rehearses Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays prior to show; performs June 23 in West Hempstead NY. Must live on Long Island and Queens. Seeking—“Miss Hannigan” (Lead): Female, 40+; “Daddy Warbucks” (Lead): Male, 40+; “Rooster” (Supporting): Male, 18+; “Lily St. Regis” (Supporting): Female, 18+; “Drake” (Supporting): Male, 18+; “Mr. Bundles” (Supporting): Male, 18+; Other Roles (Supporting): Males & Females, 10-50. Seeking talent from West Hempstead NY. Casting ASAP. Call 516/225-1088 for more information.

'TWO THOUSAND MILES,' A NEW MUSICAL for NYSUMMERFEST – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 25 - Williams Theatricals is seeking performers for Williams Theatricals' (Alyssa Williams) new musical Two Thousand Miles, a three-show run during NYSummerfest playwriting festival and competition. Synopsis: Two Thousand Miles tells the story of illness, strength, and life altering experiences. Set in New York City, the musical follows four estranged friends from California as they find themselves working on a musical together six years after high school graduation. Rehearsals will begin in either June or July; you will be given advance notice on the exact start date and location. Tech Oct. 4; performances Oct. 4, 6, and 7 at The Hudson Guild Theatre, NYC. Taken from the NYSummerfest Website: "Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Singer will each receive $500 prize." Seeking—“Ava López” (Lead): Female, 18-30, a triple threat personified, of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent. She’s a very passionate person with a no bullshit personality. She lands the lead of a hit musical television show but soon realizes the Hollywood life isn’t for her; “Jessica Reed” (Lead): Female, 18-30, a loud goofball of Dominican and English descent who has the voice of a Latina Beyoncé. She’s very insecure when it comes to being a performer especially because she has faced an unreasonable amount of rejection in her career. She uses her comedy as a defense mechanism, and battles depression on a day-to-day basis; “Julian D’Marco” (Lead): Male, 18-30, a rugged musician who has a big heart. In high school he jokingly auditioned for the spring musical and wound up getting cast in a lead role. Seeking talent from New York NY. Your video submission should consist of a 32-bar cut of a pop/rock song. Casting personnel ill not be accepting reels. Send your video submission along with your headshot and resume electronically via backstage.com or contact the theatrical company.

THUNDER BAY THEATRE – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 25 - Thunder Bay Theatre is casting shows for the 2018 Fall Season, which includes I Love a Piano, and Romeo and Juliet. Contracts run Sep. 11- Nov. 11 in Alpena MI. In summer stock style, rehearsals for Romeo and Juliet will begin after opening I Love a Piano. Pays: $125/week plus housing. Travel negotiable. Seeking—“Benvolio” (Supporting): Male, 18-35, one of Romeo's strongest confidants, looking for an actor with Shakespeare experience; “Lord Capulet” (Supporting): Male, 18-35, father of Juliet, looking for an actor with Shakespeare experience; Man 3 for I Love a Piano (Supporting): 18-35, as the licensing company mentions, this actor must be a triple threat and must be comfortable with tight harmonies. This actor will also double as Lord Capulet or Benvolio. Seeking talent from Nationwide/Worldwide. Apply via backstage.com or contact the theatre.

'ANNIE' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 26 - Axelrod Performing Arts Center is casting the musical Annie, starring Andrea McArdle as Miss Hannigan and directed and choreographed by Al Blackstone. Rehearses Oct. 16-24 (10am-6pm); tech Oct. 25-Nov. 1 at a theater in NYC; runs Nov. 2-18. Pays: $325-500 for adult leads, depending on role and experience; $300/wk. min. for adult ensemble. Seeking—“Daddy Warbucks” (Lead): Male, 38-58, successful businessman; warm heart; strong actor; solid baritone; “Grace Farrell” (Supporting): Female, 20-35, faithful secretary; genuine and sweet; mezzo; “Rooster” (Supporting): Male, 25-35, Miss Hannigan's no-good brother, looking for a quick buck; a sleazy, slick con man; dancer-actor-singer; “Lily” (Supporting): Female, 25-35, Rooster's girlfriend, who is also out for a quick buck; she is considered to be a floozy and bimbo; “Bert Healy” (Supporting): Male, 25-35, the ultimate radio personality; he helps Annie by broadcasting about the search for her birth parents; baritone; “F.D. R.” (Supporting): Male, 35-60, the 32nd President of the United States; a friend of Warbucks'; resemblance to FDR a plus; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-35, strong dancers and singers; cover servants (including Mrs. Greer, Cecille, Annette, Pugh, and Drake), the Boylan Sisters, Cabinet Members, and Hooverville Citizens. Seeking talent from New York NY. Auditions by appointment only. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the arts center.

'Mr. B'/BOJANGLES A NEW MUSICAL & I GOT THE LAST LAUGH! MOMS MABLEY STAGE PLAY – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 26 - Big Fish Production is casting Mr. B/BOJANGLES A New Musical By James E.Carter & I GOT THE LAST LAUGH! (Inspired by The Life and Times of Jackie MOMS Mabley) Stage Play (See Roles Break Downs Below). We are also looking for New Actors/Actress/New Recording Artists that's seeking a management. Ages: 10-27 that can dance,sing and act other talent is good. must live in New York or LA or ATL. We are based in NYC-so if you're in NY we will set up auditions ASAP. All race. Must be willing to travel-if need to. Pay varies and is TBD; rehearsals, samples and full performances will be paid. Tour 2018+. All must be able and willing to travel. (If Need) Any/All Kids 14+ must have NYC Working Permit. (If Cast) We are looking for New Actors/Actress/New Recording Artists that's seeking a manager. Ages: 10-27 that can dance,sing and act other talent is good. must live in New York or LA or ATL. We are based in NYC-so if you're in NY we will set up auditions ASAP. All race. Must be willing to travel-if need to. Seeking—Grandma (Supporting): Female, 49-69, strong singer-actors who must be able to move; must be able to sing the following styles: Gospel, R&B and Pop; “Marty Forkins the Manager” (Supporting): Male, 24-72, Singer-Actor that can move. ( Think of Nathan Lane) This is for BOJANGLES A New Musical. (Bill "BOJANGLES" Robinson); Tap Dancer-Singers (Supporting): Males & Females, 18-28, All must know how to Sing, Act and Dance. All Males/Females must know how to Sing,Act,Tap & (Break Dance-If you can) and able to Travel (If Need), Under age must have NY working Permit; for I Got the Last Laugh! Moms Mabley Play – Bojangles’ Wives #1, #2 & #3 (Supporting): Female, 21-40, Must be a good singer (Ballad, Jazz, Soul) ,actress and be able to move. (Not Shy) Smart Mind and Sexy; “Bojangles” (Understudy/Chorus): Male, 28-57, Must be a good Tap Dancer and Singer-Actor Height 5'7-5'9. Auditions Now till Late May 2018 at Ripely and Grier (Rehearsal Studios 520 8th Ave, Btwn 36th & 37th Sts, NYC). You must have an appointment No walk ups! Email at Jcarter891@aol.com or Jcarter89129@gmail.com for auditions appointment with head shot, full body shot, resume and if you have website info. We are looking for New Actors/Actress/New Recording Artists that's seeking a manager. Ages: 10-27 that can dance,sing and act other talent is good. must live in New York or LA or ATL. We are based in NYC-so if you're in NY we will set up auditions ASAP. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide.

'OKLAHOMA!' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - Wheatland Theatre Co. is seeking one actor for the role of Will Parker in the Wheatland Theatre Company production of Oklahoma!. All other roles have been cast. Company states: "Wheatland Theatre Co. (formerly Davenport Theatrical) is the only nonprofit arts organization in Lincoln County, Washington. Lincoln County is 10,000 people spread out among eight small farm towns in an area twice the size of Rhode Island. It's the least ethnically, religiously, and politically diverse county in the state of Washington—and that's exactly why we think it's important to do theatre there. Oklahoma! is the third production of our unique Guest Artist program, which brings a small handful of theatre artists to Lincoln County once a year to work alongside and mentor local volunteers. Oklahoma! is directed by Lee Mikeska-Gardner, artistic director of The Nora Theatre Company, a mid-sized Equity company in the Boston area and produced by Drew Kowalkowski, a NYC-based producer. Additional guest artists include an NYC-based scenic designer, a Wyoming-based music director, and one Equity actor from NYC in the role of Curly. These guest actors join a cast of 25+ local volunteers... mostly middle-aged farmers, teachers, and business owners—many of whom have never been onstage before. Bringing guest artists to this community helps us produce great theatre for our rural audiences, teaches valuable skills to the local volunteers, and gives our community members the experience to work alongside people they might not otherwise get to know in Eastern Washington. The right guest artists for this production must be enthusiastic about this project and comfortable working with company members of a wide range of experience levels." Rehearses and performs June 10-July 29 in Davenport, WA. Travel, housing, and $250/week stipend will be provided. Seeking—“Will Parker” (Supporting): Male, 18-35, tenor, 23-35, who moves well. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Send a headshot, resume, video of at least one minute of singing, and video of a monologue of your choice to casting@wheatlandtheatre.org. Singing from the show is welcome.

'SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER' – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 1 - Broadway by the Bay is seeking additional submissions for the role of Tony Manero in Broadway by the Bay's production of Saturday Night Fever. Company states: "Out-of-town candidates are welcome to apply; travel and housing are available. Don't miss your opportunity to groove with us this summer!" Rehearsals begin June 25; performs Aug. 10-26 in Redwood City CA. Pay is TBD. A competitive stipend will be offered, depending on arrival date if from out-of-town. Round trip coach travel and housing included. Seeking—“Tony Manero” (Lead): Male, 18-30, lead vocal/tenor to A. King of his circle. Projects machismo with a vulnerability beneath. Extremely charismatic. Very strong dancer with strong pop/rock voice. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Rehearsals begin June 25, and arrival date can be anytime through July 1. Submit your resume, headshot, and video and/or audio reel of vocal and dance experience. Select talent will be contacted for additional materials or an in-person/video callback. More about the company can be found at www.broadwaybythebay.org, https://www.facebook.com/BroadwayBytheBay1, or https://www.youtube.com/user/broadwaybythebay1.

EQUITY, The THEATER PROJECT (dba MAJESTIC THEATER) – JUNE 4 & 5 – WEST SPRINGFIELD - The Theater Project is casting Equity actor-singers for the 2018-2019 Season including: Johnny Guitar (Nicholas van Hoogstraten, Martin Silvestri, Joel Higgins, playwrights; Rehearsals begin Aug. 12; runs Sep. 6-Oct. 21), The War And Walt Whipple (Danny Eaton, playwright. Rehearsals begin Oct. 14; runs Nov. 1-Dec. 9), The Mountaintop (Katori Hall, playwright. Rehearsals begin Dec. 10; runs Jan. 3-Feb. 10, 2019), Boeing-Boeing (Marc Camoletti, playwright. Rehearsals begin Feb. 3; runs Feb. 21-Mar. 31), and The Marvelous Wonderettes (Roger Bean, playwright; Rehearsals begin Mar. 17; runs Apr. 11-May 26). Season runs in West Springfield MA. Pays: $479/wk. Equity SPT6 Agreement. Pay for nonunion talent is TBD. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Auditions Jun 4 from 10am-6pm, Jun 5 from 10am-6pm and by appointment Jun 6-10 at Majestic Theater (131 Elm St., West Springfield MA 01089). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Actors auditioning for either musical should prepare song of their choice. All others should prepare a monologue of their choice. Actors will also read from prepared scene sides. Accompanist provided. Bring picture and resume. AEA members: Audition appointments are scheduled in five-minute slots and may be made by calling 413/747-7797 during normal business hours. AEA performers who have not made an appointment will be seen when and if time permits. Producing Artistic Director Danny Eaton will be present for all auditions.

'The KING Of PRINCE STREET' – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 23 - Suzie Chow Productions is casting King of Prince Street, an original musical. Synopsis: The King of Prince Street depicts the love between an Italian boy and an American girl who, out of fear, secretly have a love affair. Neither of their families would approve of them dating. He is forced to travel to Italy and marry an Italian girl in an arranged marriage. Performs Sep. 3 in NYC. Pays: $850/wk. Seeking—“Johnny” (Lead): Male, 21-33, works at the family business. A young 24-year-old who is intelligent, yet quite sensitive; “Ally” (Lead): Female, 18-34, a shy 22-year-old young lady who wants the best for Johnny and sincerely cares for him but is afraid to show her feelings; “Delia:” Female, 38-54, Johnny's mamma, who shows affection for Johnny like any mamma would. Delia is a large woman around 185 to 250 lbs. Seeking talent from New York NY. Only seeking actors with a musical theater background. Apply via backstage.com or contact the production company. Include your vocal range and a reel.

'FAITH POWERS' LOVE' – NOTICE EXPIRES JULY 31 - John Mavraides, composer is casting Faith Powers' Love, a musical. Synopsis: John Powers has been named the new U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. His family, including his daughter Faith and son Jake, has moved to Riyadh. Jake is a senior in school and is very upset about having to leave his friends. Faith has a friend in Riyadh named Ahmed and she is very excited about reuniting with him. Jake does not like Ahmed and he is very upset that his sister is dating a Muslim. Ultimately, this tense situation leads to tragedy and the two boys must find a way to move forward with their lives in a way that honors Faith Powers’ love. Dates TBD on the Northshore of Massachusetts. Seeking—“Jake Powers” (Lead): Male, 18-28, a high or college senior and is forced to move with his family to Riyadh because his dad has just been named the new ambassador to Saudi Arabia. Jake is not happy about the move and reacts negatively to his sister dating a Muslim; “Faith Powers” (Lead): Female, 18-28, in her last year of school (high school) and has to move to Riyadh because her dad has just been named U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. She is happy to reunite with her friend Ahmed, who also lives in Riyadh, but has to deal with her brother Jake, who disapproves of Faith dating a Muslim; “Ahmed Khoury” (Lead): Male, 18-28, a junior in (high school or college) and lives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His dad works for the Saudi government and his girlfriend, Faith Powers, is moving to Riyadh because her dad was just named the new U.S. Ambassador. Ahmed is happy to reunite with Faith but has to deal with Faith's brother Jake, who does not approve of her dating a Muslim. Seeking talent from Boston MA. Apply via backstage.com.

 

 

 

 

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'LAMPOON!' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 16 - The Actor's Project NYC is seeking actors and singers for Lampoon! Producer states: "The Actor's Project NYC (TAPNYC) is casting Lampoon!, a full-length theatrical showcase of music, scenes, monologues, and sketch comedy, all original work by company writers. TAPNYC is a company that assists its members in landing agents and getting work through industry showcases. All shows are attended by agents, managers, and other industry in film, TV, and theater. Past productions have been attended by producers (Broadway), agents (commercial/legit), managers, and casting directors." Rehearses and performs summer/fall 2018 in NYC. Membership dues are a one-time fee of $595 and include agent/manager coaching, resume workshops, branding-yourself workshops, industry showcases, and entry into The Acting-Career Seminar, where company members meet with a commercial agent, a legit agent, and a talent manager. Director states: "All members meet with agents and managers before and after the showcases." Seeking—Actors and Singers Seeking Representation Through Showcases: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Add audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com to your contacts to ensure the confirmation lands in your inbox. Prefer actors to direct-email professional headshot and resume to audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com. Prepare a one-minute contemporary comedic monologue. Auditions will be conducted in groups. Bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume. Producer states: "We suggest (though do not require) monologues from Bobby Holder's book 'Out of the Blue' (available on TheActorsProjectNYC.com, BobbyHolder.com, Amazon, iBooks, etc.) or TAPNYC approved monologues on the website monologuestogo.com (look for TAPNYC logo). We ask that actors who confirm their audition to honor their commitment. Be on time, present a well-rehearsed monologue, and prepare to stay the entire hour."

 

'DIE LAUGHING!' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 17 - The Actor's Project NYC is seeking actors and singers for Die Laughing! Producer states: "The Actor's Project NYC (TAPNYC) is casting Die Laughing!, a full-length theatrical showcase of music, scenes, monologues, and sketch comedy, all original work by company writers. TAPNYC is a company that assists its members in landing agents and getting work through industry showcases. All shows are attended by agents, managers, and other industry in film, TV, and theater. Past productions have been attended by producers (Broadway), agents (commercial/legit), managers, and casting directors." Rehearses and performs summer/fall 2018 in NYC. Membership dues are a one-time fee of $595 and include agent/manager coaching, resume workshops, branding-yourself workshops, industry showcases, and entry into The Acting-Career Seminar, where company members meet with a commercial agent, a legit agent, and a talent manager. Director states: "All members meet with agents and managers before and after the showcases." Seeking—Actors & Singers Seeking Representation Through Showcases: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Add audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com to your contacts to ensure the confirmation lands in your inbox. Prefer actors to direct-email professional headshot and resume to audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com. Prepare a one-minute contemporary comedic monologue. Auditions will be conducted in groups. Bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume. Producer states: "We suggest (though do not require) monologues from Bobby Holder's book 'Out of the Blue' (available on TheActorsProjectNYC.com, BobbyHolder.com, Amazon, iBooks, etc.) or TAPNYC approved monologues on the website monologuestogo.com (look for TAPNYC logo). We ask that actors who confirm their audition to honor their commitment. Be on time, present a well-rehearsed monologue, and prepare to stay the entire hour."

The ACTOR's PROJECT NYC - FIVE INDUSTRY SHOWCASES – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 24 - The Actor's Project NYC is seeking actors and singers for five industry showcases. Producer states: "The Actor's Project NYC (TAPNYC) is casting Frolic!, Edgy!, Shenanigans!, Lampoon and Die Laughing!, full-length theatrical showcases of music, scenes, monologues, and sketch comedy, all original work by company writers. TAPNYC is a company that assists its members in landing agents and getting work through industry showcases. All shows are attended by industry in film, TV, and theater. Past productions have been attended by producers (Broadway), agents (commercial/legit), managers, and casting directors." Rehearses summer 2018; performs fall 2018 in NYC. Membership dues are a one-time fee of $595 and include agent/manager coaching, resume workshops, branding-yourself workshops, industry showcases, and entry into The Acting-Career Seminar, where company members meet with a commercial agent, a legit agent, and a talent manager. Director states: "All members meet with agents and managers before and after the showcases." Seeking—Actors & Singers Seeking Representation Through Showcases: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Request actors direct-email headshot and resume to audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com for link to sign up for the audition. Prepare a one-minute contemporary comedic monologue. Auditions will be conducted in groups. Bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume. Producer states: "We suggest (though do not require) monologues from Bobby Holder's book 'Out of the Blue' (available on TheActorsProjectNYC.com, BobbyHolder.com, Amazon, iBooks, etc.). Actors can also find approved monologues (look for The Actor's Project NYC logo) on Monologuestogo.com We ask that actors who sign up to honor their commitment. Be on time and prepare to stay the entire hour."

'EDGY!' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 26 - The Actor's Project NYC is seeking actors and singers for Edgy! Producer states: "The Actor's Project NYC (TAPNYC) is casting Edgy!, a full-length theatrical showcase of music, scenes, monologues, and sketch comedy, all original work by company writers. TAPNYC is a company that assists its members in landing agents and getting work through industry showcases. All shows are attended by industry in film, TV, and theater. Past productions have been attended by producers (Broadway), agents (commercial/legit), managers, and casting directors." Rehearses summer 2018; performs fall 2018 in NYC. Membership dues are a one-time fee of $595 and include agent/manager coaching, resume workshops, branding-yourself workshops, industry showcases, and entry into The Acting-Career Seminar, where company members meet with a commercial agent, a legit agent, and a talent manager. Director states: "All members meet with agents and managers before and after the showcases." Seeking—Actors & Singers Seeking Representation Through Showcases: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Request actors direct-email headshot and resume to audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com for link to sign up for the audition. Prepare a one-minute contemporary comedic monologue. Auditions will be conducted in groups. Bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume. Producer states: "We suggest (though do not require) monologues from Bobby Holder's book 'Out of the Blue' (available on TheActorsProjectNYC.com, BobbyHolder.com, Amazon, iBooks, etc.). Actors can also find approved monologues (look for The Actor's Project NYC logo) on Monologuestogo.com We ask that actors who sign up to honor their commitment. Be on time and prepare to stay the entire hour."

CONSCIOUS PERFORMERS COLLECTIVE – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 1 - Conscious Performers Collective is seeking performers for the first high-frequency, heart-centered, holistic theater company. Artistic director states: "The Conscious Performers Collective is a performers' community and budding theater company of conscious, independent, and self-generating creative performers. The objective of the collective is to bring spiritual artists together for connection and collaboration, and more importantly, to create original (affordable!) theater for people from all walks of life in NYC, Philly, and everywhere in between. These transcendental theatrical healing experiences will be full-sensory, immersive, and expansive. The company is inspired to explore spiritual truths, the nature of consciousness, and all the Big Questions of Life in their performances and incorporates sound healing and aromatherapy among other healing modalities. Join the consciousness revolution of 'Self-realization Through Sound & Story'!" The company will be formed by fall and will go into production soon after, in the NYC, NJ, and Philadelphia PA areas. The core theater company will be paid for rehearsals and productions once the company has been formed and theater funds, grants, and sponsorships have been received by the company. Seeking—Conscious Performer: Males & Females, 18-55, Actors, singers, rappers, spoken word poets, musicians, sound healers, dancers, mime artists, puppeteers, physical theater artists, etc., who live a conscious lifestyle and are active spiritual practitioners capable of creating their own work. Seeking talent from New York NY; Philadelphia PA; Jersey City, Atlantic City NJ. Artistic director states: "We welcome you to be your authentic self in your cover letter. This company is not about power-trip casting. We are looking for conscious performers who can inspire us, and with whom we can collaborate and create wonderful, impactful, high-frequency theatrical healing experiences with. You are absolutely invited to share your personal story and motivation to join the company. Share your experience, your dreams, your vision. Share links to work that you’ve done if you have them. share your interest in consciousness and spirituality as well as your performance dreams. We look forward to getting to know you." Auditions/recruitment workshops are taking place this Spring and Summer in NYC, NJ, and Philly. They are four- to five-hour intensive workshops involving yoga, meditation, sound healing, theater physical & vocal warm-up, ensemble games & exercises and a Sharing Circle of original work. Apply via backstage.com or contact the Collective.

 

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:

'PHILLY'S GOT TALENT,' SEASON 1 – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 15 - Cooper Jordan Entertainment is seeking acts of all kinds for Season 1 of Philly's Got Talent. Producer states: "The Top 30 best acts will be selected to perform in one of four preliminary nights with a live audience vote and three Philadelphia, National Tour, PA music or dance producers and directors as judges. All performances will be held at a major theater in The Arts District of Center City, Philadelphia TBA in April. Two acts from each night of the competition will move forward to the semifinals. Two to three acts from each of the semifinals nights are chosen to go to a one-night finale at the end of the season in late Aug./early Sep. From the finals, there will be one winner who will be rewarded a cash prize and a fully sponsored public/industry night of their own show at a theater in Philadelphia. Winner of Season 1 may also be offered extended dates in Philly, or tour dates of their show to Atlantic City or New York, depending. From the producers of the hit 'New York's Got Talent' off-Broadway. 'New York' Season 1 winner: Miles Thorn (illusionist); Season 2 winner: The Orsano Project (dance troupe); Season 3 winner: Elon Altman; Season 4 winner: Lucile Frak (Fraking Trip)." Contestant performances are held on a consistent weeknight TBA. Expected Season 1 opening is the second week of July in Center City, Philadelphia, PA. Acts only attend one preliminary night, in July or August, assigned based on their availability, with the ability to move on to semi-finals at the end of July or mid-Aug. Season 1 Finale is anticipated for late Aug. or early Sep. 2018. Winner of Season 1 receives a cash prize TBA and a fully sponsored public and industry-invited one-night of his or her own show this fall at a Center City, Philadelphia theater. Extensions or tour dates to AC or NYC of the winners show may be offered, depending. Seeking—Talent Act: 18+, seeking all types of acts, including, but not limited to, singers, dancers, magicians, jugglers, pet-training tricks, burlesque, bands, guitarists, drummers, comedians, weird acts of all kinds, ventriloquists, drag queens, lip-synching acts, sideshow, cirque, tappers, tumblers, gymnasts, balance acts, impersonators, a cappella groups, and any other alternative performance art. Seeking talent from Philadelphia, Levittown, Wayne, King of Prussia, West Chester, Allentown PA; Wilmington DE; Camden, Cherry Hill NJ. Auditions in May by appointment only in Center City, Philadelphia. Producers do accept video submissions but prefer in-person auditions. For an in-person audition appointment, submit your talent (i.e., singer, comic, musician, magician, etc.) and a brief description of what your dream is as a performance artist to penngottalent@gmail.com. Casting personnel will respond with your audition time and date. For info about "New York's Got Talent" Season 1 winner's success since the Season 1 finale, visit www.milesthorn.com and the "New York's Got Talent" Facebook page. Also accepting submissions for future seasons of NYGT.

 

'NASSAU's GOT TALENT' – MAY 19 & 22 - Madison Theatre is seeking musicians, dancers, vocalists, comedians, acrobats, and novelty acts to compete in Nassau's Got Talent. Competition July 14, 7pm at the Madison Theatre, Molloy College in Rockville Centre NY. Cash prize for the top three winners. Application fee is $35 for acts up to 3 people and $60 for acts with 4 people or more and is required when you submit your application. Seeking—Talent (Supporting): 12+. Seeking talent from Rockville Centre NY. In person auditions May 19 from 12noon-2pm and May 22 from 6pm-8pm. Online submissions can be emailed to MadisonTheatre@molloy.edu, or mail DVD submissions to Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre NY, 11570. Audition/Applications deadline is June 6. For more info, call 516/323-4448. Application fee required when submitting an application.

'SO YOU THINK YOU CAN BELT' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 27 - The West End Lounge is casting the new season of So You Think You Can Belt, a singing competition at The West End. Producer states: "Natalie Weiss and more are looking for you for So You Think You Can Belt, season 15. The competition will last eight to ten weeks on Wednesday nights and features an esteemed panel of regular judges, including composers Carner and Gregor, vocal coach extraordinaire Chris Dilley, Broadway and YouTube sensation Natalie Weiss, weekly special guest judges (past guest judges have included Alex Newell, Anthony Rapp, Tituss Burgess, Loren Allred, and Capathia Jenkins), and a live emcee host. Opportunity includes artist mentoring and all the free advice you can handle, not to mention great food and drinks. Who doesn't like a ten-week master class where you can compete, sing, grow, and have fun with other incredibly talented vocalists? Oh, and there's a cash prize, too. Come be a part of an alumni and family that have gone on to such ventures as Elphaba in 'Wicked,' Celie in 'The Color Purple,' and a finalist on the last season of NBC's 'The Voice.'" Runs May to August in NYC. Producer states: "Grand prize includes hefty cash prize, solo show, and song written for winner by up-and-coming composer." Seeking—Performer: 16+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the lounge.

50th ANNIVERSARY MISS BLACK AMERICA PAGEANT & BLACK HISTORY TV SPECIAL – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 30 - J. Morris Anderson Productions is seeking participants for the 50th Anniversary Miss Black America Pageant & Black History TV Special. Executive producer states: "You are the star of the 50th anniversary Miss Black America TV special." Arrive Aug. 11; depart Aug. 19 in Kansas City, MO. Fees are approx. $850. Sponsorships are available. Seeking—Miss Black America 2018-19 Contestant (Lead): Female, 18-29, competition includes a swimsuit round; a two-minute talent routine; on-stage question; production numbers; workshops; and appearances. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit a recent photo, verification of age, and HS education. Register at www.MissBlackAmerica2017.com.

'The VOICE' – VARIOUS DATES/LOCATIONS - McNulty Casting is seeking solo artists and duos that perform all types of music: pop, rock, R&B, hip-hop, alternative, Latin, country, blues, indie for the Emmy Award Winning NBC series, "The Voice" featuring the nation’s best artists and four of the biggest names in music as coaches. Company states: "We will be hitting the road, traveling across the country this summer and looking for the strongest vocalists to compete in the blockbuster vocal competition show!" Shoots in Los Angeles CA. Seeking—Talented Singers: 13+. Auditions by appointment Jun 9 in Chicago; Jun 16 in Atlanta, GA; Jun 23 in Dallas, TX; Jul 14 in Salt Lake City UT. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. For an audition appointment, visit www.nbcthevoice.com. To audition you must be legally present in the United States, be 13 years of age or older, and meet all other eligibility requirements.

 

KIDS/TEENS, JUST BE YOU FESTIVAL TALENT COMPETITION – NOTICE EXPIRES JULY 10 - Just Be You Performing Arts Mentoring Organization for Youth is announcing their annual film and theater festival. To be held on Sep. 29, 2018 at the historic Brook Arts Center in Bound Brook, New Jersey from 12noon-8pm. We are scouting performing artists to compete in our dynamic talent competition. We are seeking artists who are multi-talented in the areas of singing, dancing and acting. The talent competition will take place during our festival. Awards will be given and a grand prize. Contestants will perform on the main stage of the Brook Arts Center. There is no registration fee. Learn more about the festival at www.justbeyoufestival.com we are looking for artists ages 5-18 years old who can prove they are triple-threats. Just Be You Performing Arts Film & Theater Festival on Sep. 29 (12noon-8pm) at Brook Arts Center, 10 Hamilton Street, Bound Brook NJ. Talent competition will take place during the festival. There are no rehearsals. Contestants must arrive ready to perform and compete. A grand prize will be awarded to the winner. Winner will also receive an award trophy. Seeking—Singers: 5-18. In order to be a contestant in the competition you must be able to strongly demonstrate skills in three areas: singing, dancing and acting. All entrants must submit a cover letter that explains briefly your career background and goals. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. In order to be accepted as a contestant, entrants must be able to provide their own transportation to the event. However, if you are unable to do so, you may still submit for consideration; as we are creating an international category. All entrants must include a brief cover letter that explains their career background and goals. You must be able to demonstrate skills in all three areas: acting, singing and dancing. Auditions will be conducted via video submission. Prepare a 3-5-minute video submission of your singing, acting and dancing abilities. Does not need to be professionally shoot, but should be clear, and properly recorded. Be sure to slate yourself, name, age, city and state. You will then be contacted if you are accepted to be a part of the competition in September. Submit a link to your video to us via email or through Backstage messenger. Link should be either Vimeo or YouTube.

 

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:

VO ARTIST(s) FOR eBOOK – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 12 - John Pallotta Studio of Acting is seeking VO Artist for one-page book forward audio recording. Synopsis; Books are written by John Pallotta: "Acting is a State of Mind," "CharacterWorks and The Art of Emotional Triggering," and "Actors Book on Social Media Management." Records TBD. Audio Book Recording Rate for Book (Forward) Reading: $300.00 Per Finished Hour (PFH) Each Book, Not to exceed One Hour. Different VO Artists may be selected on each book (Undecided). Waiting on response from SAG/Aftra. SAG states VIA the internet: The Common Standard has been a Rate billed Per Finished Hour (PFH) and the SAG-AFTRA member minimum Rate for most Publishers is $210-225 Per Finished Hour (PFH). Seeking—VO Artist (Lead): Males & Females, 20+. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. You do not need to come to NYC may be done remotely from home and file emailed. Email casting@johnpallotta.com with link to VO work and contact details. For more info, visit www.johnpallottastudio.com.

 

'GLOBAL PROBLEM SOLVERS' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 12 - Ironbound Films is casting an animated series that consists of two seasons, seven episodes each season, and all episodes are three to four minutes each. The series tells the stories of young innovators from various regions around the world who ban together to solve global problems using digital skills and technology. Series will have its own website and the episodes will be used in school curriculums around the world. Seeking voiceover talent (actors and actresses) who can portray various characters and speak in Spanish dialogue fluently with authenticity and correct pronunciation. First recordings April 13-21. Note: Talent can self-record remotely (preferred) if talent has access to clean sound recording. Production is based in NYC. Pays $100-$150 + 10%, depending on character (except Ivy - see characters descriptions). Seeking—“Ms. Kivel” (Supporting): Female, 30-40, pronounced like Ki-vill in English version. African American women in her late 30s. She is firm voiced teacher, used to directing students and treating them like they are her own children. She takes charge of situations and tries to help kids in need. Pays: $150 flat rate, plus 10% only if actress has an agent; Ivy’s Grandma (Supporting): Female, 65-80, most like Granny of "Looney Tunes." Voice should sound animated and in the 65/80-year-old range. She is a feisty old lady and a proud grandmother to a teenage innovator. Must sound grandmotherly, higher pitch. Pays: $150 flat rate, plus 10% only if actress has an agent; Male Aid Worker (Supporting): 30-40, should sound in his 30s-40s and like an earnest volunteer who is helping those in need after the damage of a hurricane. In the scene he is giving important information to a young teenage innovator. Only 2 short lines. Pays: $100 flat with or without agent. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Be prepared to record yourself and send your audition tape to gps.fr.es@gmail.com.

 

'COLLECT CALL' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 16 - Senior Production Company is Collect Call. Synopsis: From the afterlife, a grandfather, John, reconnects with his granddaughter using a magical phone booth in the woods. This final phone conversation covers grief, unconditional love, and mysticism. Rehearsals will be held on actor's availability; production can be done remotely TBD. Seeking—“John” (Lead): Male, 40+, a navy vet, whose life was anything but ordinary, provides wisdom, advice, and closure, to his 20 year old granddaughter, Elle; his death was sudden, but this mystical phone booth allows for one last conversation that could change Elle's life forever. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Audio record only your sides from the attached document. We would appreciate if you had another reader, reading the role of Ellie. You will be reading the part of "Voice." Submit as soon as possible. You can email submissions to collectcallfilm@gmail.com

 

'LAST 5 YEARS EXPERIMENT' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 18 - Ralston Talent Management is casting Last 5 Years Experiment, a new media, multi-platform project. Rehearses online; runs TBD in Los Angeles CA. Seeking—“Jamie” (Lead): Male, 25-38, tenor, runs the gamut of emotions in a five year span of relationship. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit headshot and modern musical video clip via backstage.com or contact the management company. Online rehearsal using Smule Sing.

 

JAZZ ALBUM – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 18 - Jill Senter Productions is seeking supporting singers for a jazz album and live performance of jazz standards and pop. Production in rehearsal; looking for someone who can start the week of April 23; recording dates TBD in NYC. Pays: $60/hr. for 2-3 hours a day. Seeking—Singer/Harmonies (Supporting): Males & Females, 27-56, backup singer to Harmonize in ongoing performance. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the production company.

 

'FANNY's FORGOTTEN MUSIC' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 19 - TWG Entertainment is casting Fanny's Forgotten Music, a studio recording. Synopsis: This is musical about a young female composer living in the 19th century. She has a gift for music and a dream of being a pianist and a composer. Unfortunately, her father and the social mores of her time prohibit her from doing so. Her only chance to show her music to the world is by filtering it through her equally talented brother; a male musician/composer. Eventually he feels free to use her music as his own and reaches stardom and success out of their music. Records and shoots in spring in NYC. Payment negotiable. Seeking—“Felix” (Lead): Male, 18-47. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit resume with link to audio or video via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'The FIRST BREAK: A PRIORI' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 22 - Marymount Manhattan College is seeking voice over talent for The First Break: A Priori, a virtual reality/coming-of-age tale set in the 1960s, that looks at a teenage girl who recently was diagnosed with schizophrenia and committed to a mental institution. As Jessie learns more about herself and her schizophrenia, she meets others in the hospital who need help finding their way as well. A darkness lies deep within Jessie, that she just can’t seem to shake. Viewers are tasked with unraveling this story and figuring out where the real and distorted realities differ. Audio recording will take place at Marymount Manhattan College (in-studio at 221 E. 71st St.) in NYC. Lunch and credit provided. Seeking—“Jessie Hutchins” (Lead): Female, 17; suffers from schizophrenia. She was suddenly diagnosed, then immediately committed and separated from her family. She wakes up in a mental or what is her immediate goal. She is to figure out what she is doing there and who the other people around her are. She is in a vulnerable and delicate state in the 1960s, and constantly comments on her thoughts, mood, and the environment around her; “Abigail” (Supporting): Female, 16-35, an artistic representation of the emotional side of Jessie. She embodies all the emotions an emotional teen would exhibit. She suffers from situational depression. She has adverse reactions to emotional stressors having to do with home life. She is very closed off and timid. Seeking talent from New York NY. Include an audio reel that showcases your ability to have emotional range with your voice and talk out loud/monologue comfortably via backstage.com or contact the college.

VIDEOS ABOUT CARTOONS – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 25 - Frederator Digital is casting voiceover and on-screen hosts to appear on Channel Frederator. Coordinator states: "Our YouTube channel has crossed 1.6 million subscribers, we're making more videos, and we want to bring in some more passionate cartoon fans into the mix." Shoots can be remote depending on your equipment, but most shoots are in company's NYC office. Pays: $100-$200 per video. Seeking—Hosts, Cartoons (Lead): 18-35, doing both on-screen appearances and voiceover for videos about cartoons. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit a video of you reading the attached script, along with short videos of you talking about your favorite cartoon via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

HARU-CHAN – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 27 - Okamoto Kitchen is seeking a voice actor for Okamoto Kitchen's maid mascot, Haru-chan. Coordinator states: "We’re hoping for a long-term relationship, someone excited to grow with our brand, one of the fastest-growing food trucks out there." Recording can be done remotely, based on talent location. Company is based in L.A. Pay TBD. Seeking—“Haru-chan” (Lead): Female, 18-40, seeking a new face for Okamoto Kitchen. Coordinator states: "We want nothing to do with your face though, just your voice. You’ll have plenty of free time to pursue other projects, this job will just be a once a week commitment to start. You’ll also get the opportunity to work from the privacy of your own home provided you have the equipment necessary. We might have to ask you come in every once in a while but otherwise you’ll have a very flexible schedule." Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit electronically; you will be sent some sample lines to read and then you'll reply with a recording of your samples. Submit resume; voice acting reel/sample; and mention love of anime. Coordinator states: "Maybe love is too strong a word. Mutual respect then. What we’ll provide: flexible schedule; work from the comfort of your own home; fun and close-knit working environment, from home."

SCRIPT:

Hi, hi! Welcome to Okamoto Kitchen! We take pride in our authentic Japanese comfort food! How can I help you today? Dropping something and tripping. Iyaaa! Ow, ow, ahhh!!! That hurts! Ow, ow, ow! Going into beast mode and trash talking an opponent before playing a fighting game. You bastards are just asking me to make you weep, aren’t you? You pussies ain’t got shit. You came here just to embarrass yourself today, didn’t you? Well, let me grant you your wish.

Apply via backstage.com or contact the Okamoto Kitchen.

'The SWIPE IS RIGHT' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 27 - Vertical Networks is casting a narrator for The Swipe Is Right, for the opening titles, promos, and episodic updates for each guest. Talent can record and submit from their own studio or come to our LA location. Must work as a local. Pays $200/episode. Seeking—Narrator: 30-50, announcer/narrator for a new daytime dating show. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Include an audio file with at least two interpretations of the script.

SCRIPT:

Please provide two reads. Intro: Would you let someone look through your phone on a first date? Welcome to "The Swipe is Right". It's a super awkward dating show. Final Beat: So…do they want a second date? It's time to find out...

Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'RD' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - stVirgil films is seeking voiceover talent for RD, an animated web series. Recording can be in NYC or wherever talent is located. Seeking—“RD” (Lead): Female, 18-30, a sloppy and lazy, but also rather intellectual speaking dog living outside of New York, who gets confronted by a group of outer space invaders searching for an item that was displaced millions of years ago on earth. RD's job becomes trying to explain to the visitors the rules of humanity and living on Earth, as they have no idea about behavior, etiquette, or basic interaction at all; it's kindergarten for grown-ups; “Two” (Supporting): Female, 22-32, a visitor from outer space who takes on the form of an Irish post-punk girl. She has a childlike curiosity and would never question any of her tour guide's weird suggestions and theories. As an elevated being, her imitation of a human being is nearly flawless, if not too perfect. Seeking talent in New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the film company.

 

'The MAHARAJAH Of ROME' PROJECT - VOCALISTS For UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK ALBUM – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - Vangeline Studios is seeking elastic and versatile vocalists for a soundtrack album tied to an unreleased mythology novel and feature film script. Production states: "The project features an eclectic mix of various compositions - classic folk, more syncopated pieces inspired by modern trap music, ethnic pieces inspired by Bollywood, and more. Seven languages are involved in the composition, including English, Hindi, Spanish, French, Italian, Latin, Hebrew, and a few others. Vocalists do not necessarily have to be able to sing in all of these languages or styles - there may be multiple vocalists. Drawn together, the compositions all continue telling the same story. Ideally, since the same female character (in the novel/film) is singing most of the compositions, a versatile female vocalist with a broad range would be ideal (i.e.: Lisa Gerrard)." All auditions and rehearsals will be remote, through internet video. Performance/recording will be held in L.A. and/or perhaps sites in Texas and NYC. Pays: $250/recording day min., and an agreed upon bonus amount paid at the release of work(s). Production states: "With some exception, vocalist may liberally exploit the recording(s) for personal promotion and will have some permissions for performance, though not for profit. Travel and basic travel expenses will be compensated." Seeking—Female Vocalist (Lead): 18-50, Female vocalist for the project. Include audio samples, links, or anything that can show range, quality of voice, etc. Musical theater experience is a plus. Classical training is a plus, as well as diction; Male Vocalist (Lead): 18-40, Male vocalist for the project. Include audio samples, links, or anything that can show range, quality of voice, etc. Musical theater experience is a plus. Classical training is a plus, as well as diction. Seeking talent from Dallas TX; New York NY; Los Angeles CA. All auditions and rehearsals will be remote, through internet video. Include your audio reel, performance links, Soundcloud links, etc. Send a note and a resume if you have one via backstage.com or contact the studio.

'CAVE' – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 1 - NYU is seeking a strong voice actor for an animated virtual reality production. Synopsis: Travel back thousands of years ago to when stories were told around a fire. Ayara, the young protagonist, is searching for her destiny. She is struggling to decide whether to accept the important role of Shaman healer, her tribe’s only emissary to the spirit world and leader. Records May/June (flexible scheduling) in NYC. Pays: $150/day (approx. 3 days’ work). Seeking—“Ayara” (Lead): Female, 14-25 years old; searching for her destiny. She is struggling to decide whether to accept the important role of Shaman healer, her tribe’s only emissary to the spirit world and leader. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the school.

'LET's MAKE A RECORD' – NOTICE EXPIRES JULY 26 - Threshold All Stars is seeking participants for the Threshold All Stars Let's Make A Record summer recording project. Producer states: "This 3-, 4-, and 5-day summer workshop is a one-of-a-kind program which gives talented singers, instrumentalists, songwriters and aspiring producers ages 8-18, from all over the country and the world, the opportunity to be involved in every step of the recording process while working at the legendary Threshold Recording Studios NYC with Renown Producer/Studio Owner James Walsh (The Strokes, Cyndi Lauper, Duran Duran) and Producer/Talent Manager Karen Lampiasi (with clients currently performing on Broadway, tours, film & TV). "Each group will be involved in selecting the genre/songs they are interested in producing and recording--allowing for a very unique and custom experience each week, tailored to the interests of the participants. More info can be found at www.ThresholdAllStars.com." Program runs in NYC. No pay. See workshop fees at https://www.thresholdallstars.com/summer-recording-workshop-2018. Seeking—Singers/Singer-Songwriters (Lead): Males & Females, 8-18, Pop/Rock/R&B/Musical Theatre/Singer-Songwriters; Instrumentalists (Lead): Males & Females, 8-18; Producers/Programmers/Engineers: Males & Females, 8-18. Seeking talent from New York NY. In order to audition for a partial or full scholarship and for admittance to the program, prospective participants must go to www.ThresholdAllStars.com and go to the "Workshops - Summer" page and register for an audition. There is no fee to submit an audition video. Audition videos for scholarship & admittance are viewed on a first come basis. Auditions are for potential full and partial scholarships.

 

 

 

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:

AGENT & INDUSTRY PRO SHOWCASE – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 19 - A Class Act NY is seeking performers for an industry showcase for A Class Act NY. Producer states: "A Class Act NY's industry showcases provide aspiring young actors an opportunity to perform for over 20 agents and managers in one evening. The biggest agencies in town attend our showcases, including CESD, Abrams Artists, Don Buchwald & Associates, Generation TV, Shirley Grant Management, Carson Adler, About Face, Carson Kolker, Zoom Management, Parkside Management, and many more. Many participants have been scouted from previous showcases and are now appearing on Broadway and television and in films and commercials." Two rehearsals on an individual basis prior to May 2 showcase. Showcase is May 24 at Ripley-Grier Studios, NYC. If cast, a fee of $385 is required. Seeking—Young Actors (Lead): Males & Females, 4-20. Seeking talent from New York, NY; NJ; CT. Note: If cast, participants will receive two 30-minute private coaching sessions prior to the showcase. To request an audition appointment and for preparation instructions, email info@aclassactny.com or call 212/315-3010. Video submissions are acceptable if you live outside of NYC. For more info, visit www.aclassactny.com.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

NYC TALENT MANAGER – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 24 - Alison Caiola Management is seeking possible representation with Alison Caiola Management. Dates vary according to project. Must be within commuting distance of NYC. Seeking—Actors (Lead): 4-71, ages: boys and girls 4-13, male teens 14-18, males and females over 30 years old. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit headshot, resume, and reels as openable links only via backstage.com or contact the management company.

 

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

 

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

 

REFLECTIONS TALENT AGENCY – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 17 - Reflections Talent Agency is seeking New York-based talent for representation with Reflections Talent Agency. Company states: "Reflections opened in June 2012 and have fast become one of the top agencies in the industry. We have a reputation for providing clients with quality, hardworking talent. A reputation which we aim to continue. We represent a range of talent worldwide including; actors, voice artists, dancers and singers. Reflections are looking for talent worldwide with a focus on European talent. We receive many castings globally which means we are always keen to receive applications from people who are multilingual. We do however receive a high volume of applications and as much as we would love to respond to you all individually, it is not always possible." Dates based on booked jobs. Paid roles only. Seeking—Actors/Actresses (Lead): 16+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Seeking talent who have at least 3 professional credits, a showreel, and professional headshots. Talent will not be considered without these included in submission. Apply via backstage.com or contact the agency. When applying, include a link to your showreel and IMDb page. Also include any agents/managers you are currently working with and if exclusive or freelance. Applications without the requested details will be rejected.

 

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:

KIDS, ADVANCED 6-WEEK ON-CAMERA ESSENTIALS – FROM AUDITION TO ON-SET - A Class Act NY is seeking participants for A Class Act NY's Advanced 6-Week On-Camera Essentials class. Artistic Director states: "Instructor John Hemphill has extensive on-camera credits including 'Blacklist,' 'Billions,' 'Mr. Robot,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Criminal Minds,' 'Monk,' 'Weeds,' and New Line Cinema's 'The Man.' "In this six-week program, students will learn all of the on-camera essentials from the audition room to when you book the job and find yourself on the set. From the self-tape audition to on-set blocking, students will learn the subtleties of on-camera acting, how to make strong acting choices, and hone their TV, film, and commercial technique. "Class culminates in a final showcase for family, friends, and a few talent agents and managers. This class is geared toward young actors who are serious about their work. A considerable amount of memorization and homework will be required." Class runs Sundays, April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13 and 20 (Final Showcase) from 11am–1pm in NYC. Participation Fee: $675. Seeking—Young Actor (Lead): 7-11. Seeking talent from New York NY. Video Audition Instructions: Perform a 1-minute monologue that is age appropriate and submit to auditions@aclassactny.com.

 

KIDS/TEENS, The BROADWAY STAR PROJECT SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS – MAY 6, JUNE 3, AUG. 19, OCT. 10 - The Broadway Star Project is seeking participants for The Broadway Star Project. Synopsis: Seeking young and passionate musical theater artists, ages 9 to 18, to audition for potential full or partial scholarships and admittance to the Broadway Star Project’s performing, learning and promotional opportunities. The Director of Admissions states: Our New York City based musical theatre workshops, summer camps and master classes designed and imparted by acclaimed Broadway veterans and entertainment industry experts from both on stage and behind the scenes, provide the tools and opportunities for young actors to take their dreams and careers to the next level. This audition is valid to apply to each and every one of the following programs of our 2018 season: The Cast Recording Experience: A fun, challenging and thrilling and 3-day workshop where the participants, along with young Broadway stars, work with Industry professionals to put together an EP (4 songs) of Broadway and Pop music hits, shoot a music video, and release them to the market to support a charity organization in a live performance on a New York stage. The Broadway Star Experience: This comprehensive 6-day musical theater Summer Camp, gives the students a taste of the life of a Broadway performer in every aspect of their trade; from preparing the perfect song and auditioning materials, to getting the job, recording an OCR album and performing on a NYC stage. Guided by industry professionals (and working side by side with young Broadway stars) the students will learn and immediately put into practice their knowledge in real life situations like a photo session, interviews, an actual audition for a professional casting team, fast pace intensive rehearsals, the recording of an Original Camp Album, and a live performance in front of an audience. At the end of this camp, the participants will leave with the knowledge and tools necessary to start auditioning professionally back at home or here… on Broadway. Micro-Musical Challenge: The Broadway Star Project's Micro-Musical Challenge is a workshop designed for multi-talented young musical theater artists who dream of creating a Musical and who want to experience more than just performing. If you like writing songs, poems, can throw a mean beat or a powerful rap, this one of a kind program is for you! Participants will work in teams for eight weeks guided by Broadway professionals and award-winning musical theater masters in dramatic structure, composition, dialogue, direction, and production, in the creation and performance of a 15-minute musical per team. The Holiday Star Experience: In this exciting three-day intensive workshop, talented young artists (Ages 9-17) together with Broadway professionals record a Holiday album, shoot a music video, and release it to the market in a live performance on a New York City stage! Singing solos and backing vocals will enhance the participant’s ability to stand out from the rest, or blend harmoniously with a group in order to give the best performance. Along with advanced voice recording and performing techniques the young artists will develop career-building skills and values like teamwork, patience, and humility. The Cast Recording Experience runs May 26-28; The Broadway Star Experience runs July 9-14; The Micro-Musical Challenge runs Sep. 16-Nov. 4; and The Holiday Star Experience runs Nov. 10-12 at a New York City rehearsal studio. No Pay. Auditions are free. For program fees, visit TheBroadwayStarproject.com. Program range: $200-$2000, three to six-month payment options and scholarships available. Seeking—Performing Artists (Lead): Males & Females, 9-17, young and passionate musical theater artists. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. There are two ways to audition for The Broadway Star Project’s programs: In Person or Self-Tape. Use link to register: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/BroadwayStarProjectLLC#/selectSessions/2420204 or visit TheBroadwayStarProject.com. Record your self-tape audition with any camera, tablet or phone. Make sure that we can see and hear you well. Sing 16-32 bars of 1 or 2 happy, feel -good, or love songs that best portrait your skills as a performer. Tell us what excites you the most about joining The Broadway Star Project. In Person Dates (must register to audition): May 6 from 10am-1am; June 3 from 10am-1pm; Aug. 19 from 10am-1pm; Oct. 10 from 10am-1pm at 244 Rehearsal Studios NYC (244 West 54th St. 10th floor, New York NY 10019). Self-Tape Deadlines: The Cast Recording Experience, May 13. The Broadway Star Experience, June 8. Micro-Musical Challenge: August 26. The Holiday Star Experience: October 14.

 

KIDS/TEENS, MUSICAL THEATRE AUDITION MASTERCLASS With KEVIN CHAMBERLIN – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 12 - A Class Act NY is seeking participants for a musical theatre audition workshop. Company states: "The lovable and beloved Kevin Chamberlin (3-time Tony Nominee and Broadway’s original Horton the Elephant in 'Seussical the Musical' and Uncle Fester in 'The Addams Family') will be teaching an amazing audition masterclass for aspiring actors ages 8–18. Kevin will be working one-on-one with each student. Sing a 32-bar mock audition for Kevin, (otherwise known as Bertram from his days on the Disney hit show, 'Jessie') who will offer each student individual guidance and feedback on their audition technique and song interpretation. As if that weren’t enough, learn if your song is an effective showcase of you and your unique talents. Class will conclude with a Q&A and photo session with this three-time Tony Nominee and TV star." Workshop will be held May 12 (10am-1:30pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave. in NYC. A participation fee of $195 is required. Seeking—Actor: 8-18. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact A Class Act NY.

 

MAKING YOUR PROJECTS HAPPEN WORKSHOP – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 12 - RAINDANCE NYC & Command Performance Productions is seeking participants for Making Your Projects Happen: Successful Film/TV Producing and Financing Workshop. See additional materials for full list of covered types. Company states: "An acclaimed, intense and empowering professional 5-hour workshop geared toward producers, investors, filmmakers, directors, key crew, screenwriters, editors, journalists, actors and other aspiring, working and successful creative professionals who want to produce films, TV and web series. This is an insider's no-bull, no fluff presentation of the current film, TV and New Media business. In this day and age, it is a well-known fact that to work professionally as an actor, writer, director and producer in any aspect of film, TV and media, you need to create your own opportunities and make your own projects. This workshop is for those in the business and those who want to enter the business. It is based on 30 years of experience and analysis of the qualities and traits that successful film/TV creators/producers share. This workshop is extremely empowering (if not life-transforming), bottom-line and nuts-and-bolts. No fluff. You will be taking 20-30 pages of notes! By the author of the recent bestseller: BEYOND THE CRAFT: What You Need to Know to Make A Living Creatively published in 2017." Workshop will be held May 12, 10am-3pm, at Actor's Connection, 630 9th Ave., Ste. 1410, in NYC. Subjects cover: Current status of the independent film industry; What genres/budget ranges are working now; Effective networking and an easy networking system; Art of the schmooze; Assembling a team whose sum is greater than its parts; Overcoming creative career self-sabotage; Understanding and succeeding with agents and managers; How to take advantage of the boom of fictional TV series; Branding your film/TV show; Social Media Marketing for producers; Making it happen on your own! No pay. A workshop fee of $99 (regularly $149) is required. Seeking—Filmmakers, Actors, Producers, Directors and Writers: Males & Females, 11+. Seeking talent from Brooklyn, New York NY. For tickets or more information, visit https://nyraindanceproducingworkshop.eventbrite.com.

 

ARTS INTERN At CHRIST's CHURCH Of The VALLEY – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 14 - Christ's Church of the Valley is seeking arts interns for the summer of 2018 at Christ’s Church of the Valley. Arts coordinator states: "If you are a performer, musician, or tech guru who is passionate about music and performance, looking for a fast-paced summer experience where you're motivated to serve and grow in your craft, then this internship is perfect for you. Intern will perform multiple times a week for diverse audiences. Explore different types of music--rock, pop, artful indy music moments, Christian, and more. CCV is a church in the suburbs of Philadelphia PA that believes in doing 'church' a little differently. With a mission to help people far from God get to know Jesus, CCV has become known as a church 'unchurched' people love to attend. Each week we host over 1700+ people celebrating together in services with rockin' worship tunes, pop/rock hits, and thought-provoking talks. Its location--approximately two hours from New York City, two hours from the beach, two hours from Baltimore/DC, and an hour from the mountain--makes it perfect to enjoy the 'City of Brotherly Love,' shop in NYC, relax in nature, or whatever else you love to do. 'This internship will give you the chance to work with talented performers, musicians, and an awesome production team. We believe that we glorify God by being excellent at what we do, and we want to work with the best. Join us and get excited to live out your passions." Summer internship dates: May 21-Aug. 9 (full-time) in Royersford PA. Pays: $4,000 for 13-week internship, including one week of paid vacation (specific weeks only). Housing provided. Intern must have his or her own phone. Having transportation is preferred, but not required. Seeking—Performer, Musician, or Tech Guru: Males & Females, 19-25. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. For more information and application details, visit https://www.ccvrocks.com/summer-intern. For more information about the church and the team, check out moviechurch.com or vimeo.com/moviechuchfilms. To see some of the team's work, check out "Believer" at https://vimeo.com/236460646, "Royals," https://vimeo.com/209224723, "Thriller," https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2pTMeuh6Ew, or "This is Living Now" at https://vimeo.com/230630337.

 

'AS YOU LIKE IT' WORKSHOP IN PARIS & FOREST Of ARDENNES – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 15 - Oxford Shakespeare Company is seeking U.S., UK, & EU participants for an onsite nine-day training and performance workshop of As You Like It in France. Company states: “Train in Paris, perform in Paris and in the historic Forest of the Ardennes, where the play is set. Training includes movement, voice and text work developed at RADA and the RSC from OSC director Ron Song Destro and Colin David Reese, and a Master Class and several actor training sessions currently planned with former RADA instructor and Globe director Malcolm McKay, who has taught Mark Rylance, Fiona Shaw, Kenneth Branagh, Ralph Fiennes.” Workshop runs June 25-July 3, 2018 in France. No pay. $740 workshop fee required. Travel is not included. Company states: "Since the production in France is the result of a master class, both union and nonunion actors may participate.” Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. To submit, visit http://onsiteshakespeare.org.

 

ACTING And VOICE STUDIOS, VOCAL COACH – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 19 - Acting And Voice Studios is seeking a vocal coach to teach kids & adults for Acting And Voice Studios located in Greenwich CT. Works weekends and possibly weeknights in Greenwich, CT. Pays: $25-$35/hr. (minimum of 4 hrs./day), plus travel reimbursement provided. Seeking—Vocal Coach (Lead): Males & Females, 19-75, seeking an experienced singer with a music education background or a great ability to read music and play piano. Hired candidate will be trained and prepared to work with clients. Requirements: music education degree or certificate; music theory knowledge; ability to play piano (a must); ability to read music (a must); knowledge in classical, musical theater, pop, R&B, rock, pop-rock, and jazz genres; experience working with kids (a plus); excellent verbal and written communications skills; well-trained and grounded in the principles of vocals and singing; expertise in vocal pedagogy, practice, and anatomy; teaching credentials (a plus but not mandatory); no criminal record (will need to pass background check). Ideal candidate: warm, engaging, and open; strong people skills and a love of kids; extremely organized; exceptional business writing skills (grammar, punctuation, spelling, and construction); open-minded about being taught new techniques and following instructions (a must); team player with a problem-solver/can-do attitude; excellent communicator/self-aware; time management and prioritization skills. Seeking talent from New York NY; Stamford CT. In your cover letter, include your availability.

 

ACTING WORKSHOP – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 19 - Acting And Voice Studios is seeking participants for on-camera acting classes for all ages and levels in NYC and Greenwich CT. Coordinator states: "Our coaches are professional working actors with credits including recurring roles on 'Orange Is The New Black' and 'Blacklist,' as well as guest-star roles on 'Smash,' 'Sex And The City,' 'Quantico,' 'Person Of Interest,' 'Blue Bloods,' 'ER,' 'Law and Order" among others. You will learn audition technique, cold-reading, and scene study. In addition to being working actors, some of our coaches are also filmmakers. If and when those coaches are casting for their projects, our Intermediate and Advanced students may have the opportunity to audition for those projects." Classes run weeknights (7pm-9pm) in NYC and Greenwich CT. No pay. The company offers a great promotional price for the Four-Week Program which is $260/month. Seeking—Actors & Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 4+. Seeking talent from Greenwich CT; New York NY. For more information, visit www.actingandvoicestudios.com. Book your class at www.actingandvoicestudios.com or call 917/769-9779.

 

FLORIDA PROFESSIONAL THEATRES ASSOCIATION (FPTA) 38th ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL AUDITIONS And WORKSHOPS – MAY 20-21 – WEST PALM BEACH - Florida Professional Theatres Association is casting actors for the 38th Annual Professional Auditions and Workshops. Synopsis: At FPTA 2018, over 15 professional theatre and entertainment companies will audition both professional Equity and Non-Equity actors, singers, and dancers May 20 & 21 at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach as part of the Florida Professional Theatres Association's (FPTA) 38th annual event of bringing together professional companies, actors, and performers. FPTA 2018 participating company seasons will be posted at www.FPTA.net prior to actual statewide auditions. Statewide auditions are May 20 & 21 and the various participating companies' seasons vary throughout 2018-2019 in FL. Note: Each of the participating FPTA 2018 companies has various agreements with Actors' Equity Association. This information is posted at www.FPTA.net on the participating companies' union and non-union status. Seeking—Various Roles Dependent Upon the Participating Companies’ Needs: 18+, each of the 15+ participating companies auditioning professional Equity and non-Equity actors, singers, and dancers have different casting needs. Auditions by appointment May 20 & 21 in West Palm Beach FL. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. All professional Equity and non-Equity actors, singers, and dancers interested in auditioning for these 15+ professional companies and/or participate in the professional workshops for actors and performers May 19, 20 & 21 at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach FL, must register online at www.FPTA.net. Details and registration to participate in FPTA's 38th annual professional statewide auditions and workshops are posted at www.FPTA.net.

 

'ANASTASIA' INTENSIVE With BROADWAY's DEREK KLENA, ETC. – MAY 21 DEADLINE - Werk With BWAY is seeking participants for an Anastasia workshop intensive. Founder states: "'Journey to the past' with the cast of Broadway's fan-girl fave, Anastasia, this summer! At this 5-day intensive, you'll work one-on-one with the stars of the B'WAY's Anastasia on your 32-bar musical theatre audition cuts, learn music & choreography from the production's creative team, get new MT songs specifically chosen for you, improve your audition skillset with a Broadway casting director, and receive individual feedback from a member of Anastasia's creative team! Core faculty includes: Derek Klena (Broadway's original Dmitry in Anastasia, Eddie in 'Dogfight,' Fiyero in 'Wicked'), Natalie Weiss (Broadway's 'Everyday Rapture,' 'Dear Evan Hansen' (Virtual Community); YouTube's 'Breaking Down the Riffs'), Miles J. Sternfeld (Artistic & Education Director of Cleveland Musical Theatre; CEO/Founder of WERK WITH BWAY), Jamibeth Margolis (Casting Director of Broadway's original 'Phantom of the Opera,' 'Les Misérables,' 'Miss Saigon') and more featured guest artists from 'Anastasia' to be announced soon." Intensive runs June 18-22, 2018 from 10am-6pm at Nola Studios, 250 W. 54th St., in NYC. Tuition: $1095 before April 23. After April 23, tuition increases to $1195. Seeking—Musical Theater Performers: Males & Females, 13+. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Fill out the short and free application at www.werkwithbway.com/anastasiaintensive by May 21. Latecomers can submit after the deadline however, company cannot guarantee that your application will be considered.

 

SUMMER CLASSES At PRIMARY STAGES ESPA – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 23 - Primary Stages ESPA is seeking participants for acting workshops. Company states: “Summer 2018 classes at Primary Stages ESPA are now open for enrollment! Our Summer 2018 is jam-packed with new and exciting classes, as well as our time-tested core curriculum. Our award-winning faculty, comprised of working professionals in the field, provides practical skills and expert guidance in a collaborative community atmosphere. Classes available in Scene Study, Monologue, Auditioning, On-Camera, Voiceover, and more. Visit http://primarystages.org/espa/acting for a full list of classes.” Classes begin in June. Start and end dates vary. All classes held at Primary Stages Studios in Midtown. No pay. Workshop fees vary by class. Discounts offered for returning students. Coordinator states: "ESPA provides students easy and convenient payment plans to break up tuition: http://primarystages.org/espa/payment-plans." Seeking—Participants, 18+ for: The Art of Auditioning - Instructor: Jen Wineman (Director, Sweeney Todd at Playmaker’s Rep with Broadway’s Annie Golden; Co-founder, Studio 42). In this honest and refreshing discourse among actors and director Jen Wineman, you’ll improve your auditioning through making confident choices—both in your audition and in your life as an artist. http://primarystages.org/espa/acting/auditioning; Hand-Selected Monologues - Instructor: Kelly McAndrew (Actor, Men on Boats at Playwrights Horizons, Perfect Arrangement at Primary Stages) Ready for a fresh start? This class is designed to give you three new monologues, handpicked just for you. http://primarystages.org/espa/acting/hand-selected-monologues; Scene Study - John Gould Rubin (Director, Riding the Midnight Express Off-Broadway and at London’s Soho Theater). Learn to make bold choices and ask the right questions to tackle the challenging demands of the form, structure, and language of contemporary and modern playwrights. Link: http://primarystages.org/espa/acting/scene-study; Dramaturgy - Instructor: Morgan Jenness (Former Dramaturg and Associate Producer, The Public; Creative Director, In This Distracted Globe). This 5-week crash course in dramaturgy will look at its basic history and theories, and the language of effective dramaturgical dialogue. http://primarystages.org/espa/writing/dramaturgy; Alexander Technique for Everyday - Instructor: Karen Braga (Acting Faculty, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts) Discover more freedom, poise, and presence on stage, in the audition room, or in your everyday work and life. http://primarystages.org/espa/acting/alexander-technique-for-everyday; Acting Intensive Cloud 9 with Kimberly Senior - Instructor: Kimberly Senior (Director, Disgraced on Broadway, Discord... at Primary Stages) This intensive is structured like a rehearsal process for Caryl Churchill’s Cloud 9, and you will take on multiple scenes and perhaps multiple roles, discarding traditional ideas of casting and gender, and instead focusing on doing the work. http://primarystages.org/espa/acting/intensive-cloud-nine; Being On-Camera - Instructors: Amelia Campbell (Tony-nominated Actor, A Streetcar Named Desire, Netflix’s “Mindhunter”) and Anthony Arkin (Actor and Filmmaker, I'm Not Rappaport on Broadway) Be freed from the pressure to perform so you can focus your attention on learning and refining on-camera skills in a supportive and exciting environment. http://primarystages.org/espa/acting/being-on-camera; The Voiceover with Sharon Washington - Instructor: Sharon Washington (Feeding the Dragon at Primary Stages, The Scottsboro Boys on Broadway). Recording voiceover work from your own home is one of those unique side-hustles that is lucrative, flexible, and even artistically fulfilling! Learn the skills necessary to successfully record voiceover for commercial and audiobook work. http://primarystages.org/espa/acting/workshop-voiceover. Seeking talent from New York, Brooklyn, Queens NY. Visit http://primarystages.org/espa/acting for more info and a full list of classes. Register now at http://primarystages.org/espa/acting/alexander-technique-for-current-climate.

 

TEENS, 'RENT', SUMMER THEATER WORKSHOP – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 27 - Black Box Studios LLC is seeking teen performers for a workshop of Rent. Synopsis: Black Box Studios Rock Musical Theater Intensive 2018 is a total-immersion, collaborative theater experience in which participants receive hands-on instruction in acting, improvisation, voice, dance, stage combat, audition technique, and more. The program culminates in a full-staged immersive production of Rent (rights pending). Performers must be available for the entire duration of program: July 2-Aug. 12, M-F 9:30AM-4:30PM and 6 shows between Aug. 2-12 at The Black Box Performing Arts Center, 200 Walraven Drive in Teaneck NJ 07666. Participation fee. Scholarships and work/study opportunities available based on interest/need. Seeking—All Roles in Rent: Males & Females, 13-19, Participation fee. Scholarships and work/study opportunities available based on interest/need. Seeking talent from Teaneck NJ. Auditions are free, but there is a participation fee for the program. Open to all levels and abilities; casting is based on skill level. To audition, register, or find out more, please email blackboxpac@gmail.com, call 201/357-2221, or visit www.blackboxpac.com/rmti. Auditions, rehearsals, and performances take place at The Black Box Performing Arts Center, 200 Walraven Drive in Teaneck NJ 07666.

 

TEENS, The NEXT STEP SUMMER MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 30 - Camp Broadway is seeking participants for The Next Step, which offers a specialized musical theater intensive of musical theater classes taught by Broadway professionals, for aspiring teen performers, ages 14-17, who have had some previous on-stage experience. Company states: "The Next Step weaves traditional musical theater training into an immersive theatrical environment designed to give participants the opportunity to understand what it’s really like to be a Broadway 'gypsy.' Inspired by the landmark musical 'A Chorus Line,' The Next Step places emerging triple-threats into a setting that surrounds an authentic audition process for a Broadway show. More than any other program, The Next Step captures the essence of Camp Broadway’s mantra, Develop Your Character. Each element of the 5-day event is designed to hone musical theater abilities, enhance interpersonal skills and cultivate the habit of discipline that dedicated theatrical artist need to have. Through singing, dancing, and acting workshops, participants will “discover their character,” be it an ingenue, a comedic performer, or a belting diva. Program includes an evening performance of 'Carousel' on Broadway. "Over the course of the five days, they will channel this character in preparation for The Next Step Showcase, performed at B. B. Kings Blues in the heart of Times Square. Camp Broadway’s team promises a program that uses the process of exploring art to inspire a more self-aware young artist." Classes run July 16-20/July 23-27, 8:30am-5:30pm at a Dance Sport/Pearl Studios; final showcase is at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., NYC. No pay. Tuition cost is $1,495. 50% deposit required at registration (custom payment plans available upon request). Includes 5 days (40 hours) of musical theater intensive triple threat instruction by trained Broadway professionals; Master classes with Broadway guest artists; Q&A sessions with industry professionals; a ticket to "Carousel" on Broadway; official t-shirts; Lunches, snacks, water daily; complimentary admission to the Final Showcase. Seeking—Participants: Males & Females, 14-17, some previous on-stage experience recommended. Seeking talent from New York NY. To register, visit http://www.campbroadway.com/programs/the-next-step-ages-14-17/. Space is limited (35 participants max).

 

MUSICAL THEATRE SUMMER INTENSIVE – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - Music Academy of Garden City is seeking participants (age 8-17) for the Music Academy of Garden City's summer theatre intensive. Company states: "Camps run all through the month of July and are open to students ages 8-17. Learn singing, acting, and dancing skills, and participate in master classes with Nic Rouleau (Elder Price in 'Book of Mormon' on Broadway) and Telly Leung ('Aladdin' on Broadway)." Session 1 runs July 9-20; Session 2 runs July 23- Aug. 3 in Garden City NY. Camp cost is $1599 for a 2-week session (camp runs Monday-Friday). Seeking—Theatre Students (Ages 8-17). Seeking talent from Garden City NY. Call 516/292-2777 or send an email for more information or to enroll. Visit www.musicacademyofgc.com/summercamps for additional information.

 

'WAITRESS' INTENSIVE With BROADWAY's CAITLIN HOULAHAN, ETC. – JUNE 8 DEADLINE - WERK WITH BWAY is seeking participants for a Waitress workshop intensive. Founder states: "Come on down to Joe's Diner and work with the stars from Broadway's Waitress. At this 5-day intensive, you'll work one-on-one with the stars of the Broadway's 'Waitress' on your 32-bar musical theater audition cuts, learn music, and choreography from the production's creative team, get new MT songs specifically chosen for you, improve your audition skill set with a Broadway casting director, and receive individual feedback from a member of Waitress' creative team. Core faculty includes: Caitlin Houlahan (Broadway's Dawn in 'Waitress,' Jane in NBC's 'Peter Pan Live'), Morgan James (Broadway's 'Godspell,' 'The Addams Family,' 'Motown,' and 'Wonderland'), Miles J. Sternfeld (Artistic & Education Director of Cleveland Musical Theatre; CEO/Founder of WERK WITH BWAY), Jamibeth Margolis (Casting Director of Broadway's original 'Phantom of the Opera,' 'Les Misérables,' 'Miss Saigon') and more featured guest artists from Waitress to be announced soon." Intensive runs July 9-13, 2018 from 10am-6pm at Nola Studios, 250 W. 54th St., in NYC. Tuition: $1095 before May 11. After May 11, tuition increases to $1195. Seeking—Musical Theater Performers: Males & Females, 13+. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Fill out the short and free application at www.werkwithbway.com/waitressintensive by June 8. Latecomers can submit after the deadline however, company cannot guarantee that your application will be considered.

 

ONE-ON-ONE LESSONS With BROADWAY and FILM PRODUCER/CASTING DIRECTOR – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 9 - Ocean Bay Entertainment, Inc. is seeking performers for one-on-one acting, vocal, and career-coaching lessons with award-winning Broadway and Film producer, director, and casting director Jordan Scott Gilbert ("Ghost the Musical"). Instructor states: "Mr. Gilbert has worked successfully with artists, from novices to major celebrities, in TV, Film, and on Broadway." Lessons held one-on-one via Skype. $150+ fee required for Skype lessons. Seeking—Acting and Singing Students (Lead): Males & Females, 6+. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Apply via backstage.com or contact the entertainment company.

 

MACBETH WORKSHOP IN SCOTLAND – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 9 - Oxford Shakespeare Company is seeking US, UK, & EU participants for an onsite 10-day training & performance workshop of Macbeth in Scotland. Company states: “Train in Edinburgh, Perform in Edinburgh and in historic Birnam Wood, Scotland, Shakespeare's home of the witches. Training includes instruction from OSC director Ron Song Destro, movement, voice and text work developed at RADA and the RSC, a Master Class and several actor training sessions currently planned with former RADA instructor and Globe director Malcolm McKay, who has taught Mark Rylance, Fiona Shaw, Kenneth Branagh, Ralph Fiennes.” Workshop runs July 9-18, 2018 in Scotland. No pay. $740 workshop fee required. Travel is not included. Company states: "Since the production in Scotland is the result of a master class, both union and nonunion actors may participate.” Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. To submit, visit http://onsiteshakespeare.org.

 

ON-CAMERA SUMMER INTENSIVE With DISNEY CHANNEL DIRECTOR WENDY FARAONE – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 25 - A Class Act NY is seeking participants, ages 10-18, for an on-camera, 5-day, summer program with Disney Channel Director Wendy Faraone. Company states: “Actors will experience every aspect of television acting from audition to rehearsal to the live tape with 'Walk the Prank' and 'Liv and Maddie' Disney Director Wendy Faraone. Wendy is well known for creating an inviting and energetic environment in all of her classes where students are given the tools necessary to be successful, working actors in the entertainment industry. Impressively, she has recently coached all of the newly scouted talent for Disney Channel’s latest boot-camp and talent showcase!” Workshop runs Jun. 25–29 and Aug. 20–24 from 9am-5pm at Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave., NYC. $945 participation fee. Seeking—Actor: 10-18. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact A Class Act NY.

 

L.A.-BASED CASTING DIRECTOR LISA LONDON’s ON-CAMERA CAMP – NOTICE EXPIRES JULY 23 - A Class Act NY is seeking participants, ages 9-18, for an on-camera, five-day, summer program with L.A.-based casting director Lisa London. Company states: “In this five-day program, actors in training will have the unique opportunity to work with award-winning Casting Director, Lisa London and other industry professionals on acting and auditioning skills. "Lisa recently completed casting a number of feature films, including 'Trading Paint' starring John Travolta and Shania Twain, 'Freaks' starring Emilie Hirsch and Bruce Dern, and 'Sandy Wexler' for Netflix starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Hudson. While Lisa works predominantly in L.A., she also often casts projects in other cities like NYC and Atlanta. Lisa is also known for her work on 'Hannah Montana,' 'Supah Ninjas,' 'Suite Life of Zack and Cody,' 'House Bunny,' and much more. She is the author of the book 'From Start to Stardom,' which takes readers on a step-by-step journey, laying out what it takes to have the best shot at stardom. Lisa London has discovered and/or cast actors such as Miley Cyrus, Jonah Hill, Selena Gomez, Mark Ruffalo, Giovanni Ribisi, Emma Stone, Adrian R. Mante, Adam Irigoyen, and Yara Shahidi to name a few." Workshop runs Aug. 20–24, 9am-5pm, at Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave., NYC. No pay. $945 participation fee. Seeking—Actor: 9-18. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact A Class Act NY.

 

CABARET PERFORMANCE CAMP – NOTICE EXPIRES JULY 23 - A Class Act NY is seeking participants for Cabaret Camp, a five-day program for kids and teens. Artistic director states: “Campers will work with Broadway’s, Lauren 'Coco' Cohn ('Mamma Mia!') and a professional music director on what will ultimately be a fantastic performance at the historic cabaret venue, The Triad in NYC. Performers will master the skills of making a song their own, patter (the spoken lines between songs), and microphone technique. All students will be featured in solo performances, small group numbers, and two big full-cast numbers. In addition to rehearsing for their cabaret performance, campers will take workshops with special guest Broadway actors, including Broadway dance, improvisation, and stage presence and performance. On Wednesday, campers will be treated to a Broadway matinee the mesmerizing musical 'Wicked' and a talk-back with actors after the show." Camp runs July 23-27 form 9am-5pm in NYC. No pay. $885 participation fee required. Payment plans available. Seeking—Cabaret/Musical Theater Enthusiast: 7-18. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact A Class Act NY.

 

'LET's MAKE A RECORD' – NOTICE EXPIRES JULY 26 - Threshold All Stars is seeking participants for the Threshold All Stars Let's Make A Record summer recording project. Producer states: "This 3-, 4-, and 5-day summer workshop is a one-of-a-kind program which gives talented singers, instrumentalists, songwriters and aspiring producers ages 8-18, from all over the country and the world, the opportunity to be involved in every step of the recording process while working at the legendary Threshold Recording Studios NYC with Renown Producer/Studio Owner James Walsh (The Strokes, Cyndi Lauper, Duran Duran) and Producer/Talent Manager Karen Lampiasi (with clients currently performing on Broadway, tours, film & TV). "Each group will be involved in selecting the genre/songs they are interested in producing and recording--allowing for a very unique and custom experience each week, tailored to the interests of the participants. More info can be found at www.ThresholdAllStars.com." Program runs in NYC. No pay. See workshop fees at https://www.thresholdallstars.com/summer-recording-workshop-2018. Seeking—Singers/Singer-Songwriters (Lead): Males & Females, 8-18, Pop/Rock/R&B/Musical Theatre/Singer-Songwriters; Instrumentalists (Lead): Males & Females, 8-18; Producers/Programmers/Engineers: Males & Females, 8-18. Seeking talent from New York NY. In order to audition for a partial or full scholarship and for admittance to the program, prospective participants must go to www.ThresholdAllStars.com and go to the "Workshops - Summer" page and register for an audition. There is no fee to submit an audition video. Audition videos for scholarship & admittance are viewed on a first come basis. Auditions are for potential full and partial scholarships.

 

BROADWAY KIDS AUDITIONS (BKA), SUMMER WORKSHOP For KIDS and TEENS – NOTICE EXPIRES JULY 30 - Broadway Kids Auditions, LLC. is seeking participants for Broadway Kids Auditions (BKA)'s fifth season of wildly-successful summer workshops. Coordinators state: "These week-long intensives focus on personalized attention for each student by choosing specific audition materials that fit each individual student’s personality and talents. Students walk away with songs and monologues that are ‘audition-ready’ by getting specific feedback in dancing, singing, and acting from Kurt Domoney ('A Chorus Line' on Broadway), Julianne Katz ('Fiddler On The Roof' national tour), and teachers who are veteran Broadway performers. All of this is done in an intensive format while creating a wonderful, supportive community that is a ton of fun. The skills and confidence our young actors will gain make these workshops a highlight in any child’s summer training. Workshop includes: a 15-minute introductory FaceTime/Skype session for new students to choose material; one musical theater audition chosen for each student with MP3 rehearsal recording; one audition monologue chosen for each student; Casting Director Showcase: be seen and heard by a Broadway casting director and get their feedback; Parent Hour: a Q&A for parents where we cover the topics of 'Having A Child In The Business'; and a BKA T-shirt." Session 1 runs July 9-13 (10am-3pm); Session 2 runs July 30-Aug. 3 (10am-3pm) in NYC. No pay. Fees: Pricing; $1,050 after Feb. 1, 2018. Seeking—Committed Child Musical Theater Performers: 7-15, students of all performing backgrounds are encouraged to submit; they should be excited to learn, grow, and experience what the NYC Broadway scene has to offer. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact BKA.

 

BARR HILL PLAYERS 2018 SUMMER RETREAT – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 24 - The Barr Hill Players is a week-long actors' retreat held in Vermont's gorgeous Northeast Kingdom. The program combines work in Meisner, Viewpoints, mindfulness, and basic wilderness skills to get actors more connected with their bodies and environments. Past participants state: "Any actor who really wants to challenge themselves and then laugh at themselves within the same few minutes in the great outdoors with a bunch of strangers, you should come to the Barr Hill Players." - Meredith, Barr Hill Player '17. "This place has made me, not just a better actor, but a better human. Someone more attuned with the world around me. I would recommend it to people who are passionate actors, directors, designers, dramaturgs, but also survivalists and neuroscientists and painters and writers and people who are just generally excited about doing that hard heart-work that makes a richer life." - Eliza, Barr Hill Player '17. The 4th Annual BHP will take place Aug. 25-Sep. 2 at Geldo Acres Retreat Center in Greensboro VT. Transportation to/from a coastal hub (NYC, BOS, PVD) may be arranged upon request. No pay. Total cost is $200 to cover meals and accommodations. Seeking—Barr Hill Player: passionate emerging artist (18-28) to join a tight-knit ensemble of 8-12. Seeking talent from Providence RI; New York NY; Boston MA; New Haven CT; Burlington VT. To apply, submit through Backstage or visit www.barrhillplayers.com. Once you have submitted an application, the staff will contact you to set up an interview. For more information, visit www.barrhillplayers.com or www.facebook.com/barrhillplayers.

 

NY2U – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 31 - NY2U is seeking teaching artists who are adept in any artistic field to coach with a new company. Coordinator states: "We are trying to get together a preliminary roster of artists with whom we can begin to offer private coaching and masterclasses. Ideally these are artists with Broadway, Off-Broadway, or TV/film credits, but our major goal is to provide a cross-disciplinary coaching resource: comedians, choreographers, actors, directors, music teachers, etc. As an independent contractor, there will be no strings attached, allowing you to coach on your own or with other companies if desired. When we put you on the site, we will ask you what you’re interested in teaching/what your specific skills are (i.e. dance, voice, acting, acting through song, musical comedy, etc.). Initially, we will be booking classes in major cities such as NYC, L.A., and Chicago, and also over FaceTime nationwide. We are hoping to get to a point where we send artists out to teach all over the country." Currently seeking talent from NYC; L.A.; Chicago IL; Washington DC; San Francisco CA; Boston MA; Miami FL; Dallas/Fort Worth TX; and Tampa/Orlando FL. Will consider artists with credits from other cities for FaceTime coaching. Coaches will be paid per lesson or class. Payout for lessons generally starts at $50/hr. and Masterclasses start at $200/hr., depending on credits/field of practice. Artists will be independently contracted. Seeking—Teaching Artist for Voice: Males & Females, 18-90, Apply to this position if you are interested in teaching vocal technique; Teaching Artist for Acting: Males & Females, 18+, Apply to this position if you are interested in teaching acting technique, scene study, film acting, etc.; Teaching Artist for Music: Males & Females, 18+, Apply to this position if you are interested in teaching music lessons. Tell what instruments you teach in the cover letter section; Teaching Artist for Musical Theatre: Males & Females, 18+, Apply to this position if you are interested in coaching musical theatre students, acting through song, repertoire, audition technique, etc. Seeking talent from Tampa FL; New York NY; Los Angeles CA; Chicago IL; San Francisco CA; Boston MA; Washington DC; Dallas TX; Fort Worth TX; Miami FL. Choose the category that best fits your artistic abilities and note in your cover letter what your specialties are. Be sure to include an updated resume. Provide a photo and resume, and company will get in touch for a phone interview. Cover letter is optional. Feel free to email info@ny2u.org with any questions.

 

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