Bands/Soloists/Showcases:

NATIONAL ANTHEM At NEW YORK NBA GAMES – VARIOUS DATES - Barbour One 9, Inc., Talent Management & Entertainment Production Agency is casting live auditions for National Anthem singers to perform at New York NBA games and other sporting events. Performance dates TBD in the NYC area. Pays: $100/day for 90-second performance and $150/day for playoff games. It also includes two (2) complimentary tickets to game at which you perform. If you are selected to perform at the game, you will have another opportunity to be paid $500 for a 90-second performance of the Anthem. Seeking—Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 15-40, to perform National Anthem at sporting events. Auditions by appointment Nov 3 from 12noon-3pm, Nov 4 from 12noon-3pm, Nov 5 from 2noon-5pm, Nov 6 from 2pm-5pm, Nov 7 from 12noon-3pm, Nov 11 from 12noon-3pm, Nov 12 from 2pm-5pm, Nov 13 from 2pm-5pm, Nov 14 from 12noon-3pm, Nov 18 from 12noon-3pm, Nov 21 from 12noon-3pm, Nov 28 from 12noon-3pm, Dec 2 from 12noon-3pm, Dec 3 from 2pm-5pm, Dec 4 from 2pm-5pm and Dec 9 from 12noon-3pm in New York NY. Bring headshot/resume to audition. Include a video with your submission; be prepared to sing National Anthem the traditional way, 90 seconds or less, for Talent Director. Auditions are on a first come basis. You can arrive for an audition anytime between the hours listed on the date you choose. Be on time and not late. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

KIDS/TEENS, BROADWAY WORKSHOP And The RANDOM FARMS KIDS' THEATER INDUSTRY SHOWCASE NIGHT – NOV. 15, 19 & 20 - Broadway Workshop and The Random Farms Kids' Theater is seeking participants for Industry Showcase Night, an opportunity for kids and teens to perform in front of NYC’s top agents, managers, and casting directors. Showcase rehearsal Nov. 29 in Elmsford NY; showcase is Dec. 6 in NYC. There is no cost to audition or participate in this event. Seeking—Kids and Teens: Males & Females, 5-18. Auditions by appointment Nov 15 & 20 at Random Farms Performing Arts Center (77 Executive Blvd., Elmsford NY 10523) and Nov 19 at Ripley Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). To sign up for an audition, or for more info, visit www.randomfarms.com or www.broadwayworkshop.com. Prepare one minute of material--a song, monologue, or combination of both, or just tell a joke. You could even make up a commercial or tell a story. Directors state: "Industry professionals are looking for 'raw' talent. What you do is less important than showing your personality."

 

GIRL GROUP/BAND - NOV. 16 - Wisdom Entertainment, LLC is seeking a female teen R&B/Pop singer to add to a current girl group/band, Kymestry. There will be live performances and studio recording. Rehearsals will be held in NYC. Seeking—Teen Female Singer for Existing R&B/Pop Group/Band: 16-19, lead singer who can harmonize, sing lead, dance, and be a performer. Must be ready and able to come in and hit the ground running. Open Casting Call Nov 16 from 7pm-8pm at Ripley Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., 10th fl.; Rm. 10B, New York NY 10018). Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Prepare a verse and chorus of one ballad and one uptempo song. For more info on the company visit www.wisdomentertainment.com.

 

YOLISWA – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 22 - Yoliswa is seeking singers who dance for performances with singer-songwriter Yoliswa. Company states: "Yoliswa has a Twitter following of 15,000+ (@iamyoliswa) and will be work-shopping a show using her original songs all winter with the goal of getting into the summer music festival circuit. About the artist: Yoliswa is a South African soulful house music artist based in NYC who adores writing soulful house. She has worked with producers Zepherin Saint Tribe Records (UK), ArnaudD (France), Steve Paradise of Uno Mas (Italy), Suges (Canada) Salah Ananse (US) Boddhi Satva Offering Recordings (Belgium), Guerilla Science (Canada) Jazzmattik (Canada). Yoli has a vision for a full show with a troupe of singers who can dance in a rich, dynamic show that will be in demand. The artist is willing to invest in a venue that will eventually serve as a home for the show." Rehearsals Wednesdays, 7:30pm in Brooklyn. Company states: "The first two months will be used to develop show programming, master choreography and songs. Everyone will have two months to show their talent and to gel with the group and form a company culture and at that time we will make final selections on a permanent troupe." Company states: "Rehearsals are unpaid but the goal is to get a permanent home for the show and paid performances going forward."Seeking—Singer-Dancers (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 25-45, looking for 20 singers who can dance, must be in great shape. Seeking talent from New York NY. Email iamyoliswa@gmail.com with a photo and sample .mp3 or link of your singing. Photo can be an informal pic and vocal sample can be a cappella. Seeking raw talent; those invited will be able to be part of the workshop for two months and have a full opportunity to express your talent. To hear artist's music, visit https://soundcloud.com/yoliswa.

 

BOUND For BROADWAY NYC's PREMIERE SINGERS SHOWCASE – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 23 - Forslund Theatricals and The West End Lounge are seeking talent for its upcoming 8-year running popular industry-invited showcases Bound for Broadway! This is THE premiere showcase in town & a great opportunity for anyone who wants to join. Producer states: "This is great for performers who need performance video footage. JDProductions is the premiere weekly showcase running and is not affiliated with any other showcases or venues and is proud to offer a different type of showcase in NYC, boasting a live entertainment emcee, free professionally edited videos for the performers, and a well-rehearsed diverse performance opportunity alongside talented industry professionals and composers, as well as high industry turn-out." Seeking—Singers: male and female, 16+, all ethnicities. Auditions by appointment only in NYC. For an appointment, email pix & résumés to jdproductions.casting@gmail.com. An accompanist will be provided. You may also send video submissions to be considered immediately. Performers will be required to sell tickets ranging from $10-$15 each, plus an accompanist fee ($50) is required for tech, show, and music rehearsals. Some pay (ticket sales reimbursement), plus free video copy provided The producers are seeking both union & non-union performers but no union contract is currently planned. Performers should check with their union before accepting any work. Rehearses weekly in NYC according to when talent is cast. Pays a percentage of tickets sales reimbursement. Seeking—Featured Vocalist (Lead): Males & Females, 14-60. Seeking talent from New York NY.

 

1970s SOUL MUSIC SHOW – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 25 - Florida Entertainment is casting lead & back-up R&B singers who dance for ensemble cast performing in a 1970s soul music show (i.e. Al Greene, Smokey Robinson, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, etc.). Rehearsals begin immediately in Manhattan; gigs run nationwide, in Canada, and abroad. Note: All travel originates from NYC. Pay provided. Seeking—Lead & Supporting Singers Who Can Dance Well: Males & Females, 25-45, African-American. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit headshot, video reel, audio reel, and resume. Note: Must be able to dance. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

The CRANKY CABARET – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 26 - Cranky Cabaret is seeking singers for the late-November casts of the Cranky Cabaret, a demented, fun-filled revue packed with delightfully naughty, angry, edgy songs. All styles of music welcomed, as long as it fits with the "cranky" theme. Rehearses Nov. 27; performs Dec. 2 & 3 in Manhattan. Pay depends on ticket sales. The Cranky Cabaret is not a “pay-to-sing." Seeking—Strong Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Besides a headshot and resume, submit vocal demo tracks or video links. Also, include any cranky song ideas you have that you think you might like to sing. Be as innovative or unconventional as you like. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the cabaret.

 

'ON The SPOT' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 29 - On the Spot Prod. is seeking singers for On the Spot, a new show that combines cabaret singers with improv scenes, creating a brand-new type of musical adventure. Singers cast will perform two songs of their choosing. Rehearsals are held the Monday before each performance date (2pm-4pm); performances are every Monday (8pm) at the Broadway Comedy Club, NYC. Each performer will be cast for one of the shows. Possible pay based on ticket sales. There are no requirements to sell tickets or bring people. Seeking—Singers (Lead): 18+, will perform two songs each and receive videos of performance. Seeking talent from New York NY. If possible, provide a link to audio or video, and indicate for which dates you are available in your submission. You must be available for rehearsal the Monday prior to your performance date. For more info or to check out clips, visit www.onthespotnyc.com.

 

4-PIECE ALL-FEMALE SINGING GROUP – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 30 - California Love Records is looking for mature female vocalists with a strong R&B style, preferably 35 years old and up, to be a part of a 4-piece all-female novelty singing group. Coordinator states: "[This is] for the purpose of recording original songs, making a music video, and possibly securing a recording contract. The group will have a housewife image, not glamorous. Height, weight, and age not an issue, just be an experienced professional R&B style singer and able to sing lead and harmony. No dancing required. Singing must be your priority, not acting or anything else. Do not respond if singing is not your primary goal." Rehearses (weekday day times) in the San Fernando Valley CA area. No immediate pay. Seeking—Female Vocalist (Lead): 35-65. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Must be willing to wear house attire with no makeup for this role and be available day times on weekdays to rehearse and record. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

BONNER and COMPANY – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 30 - Bonner and Company is seeking actors for a live mock TV talk show, opening acts, and extraordinary entertainers for the Four Star Super Showcase (30 minutes of stage time). Seeking—Actor-Singers: all kinds of acts. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit a photo, resume, and links or video to a past performance. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

CEG BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 1 - Joy Track Foundation is seeking singers, singer-songwriters, and instrumentalists for live performance with the Christian Entertainment Guild, as part of a band that will perform and record regularly. Casting director states: "Talent should have presence and ability to perform before large groups; humility and grace to be a part of a team and allow others to lead; a chill vibe; be happy; and have a big heart for Jesus. Genre: alt pop." Rehearsals begin in Dec. in Burbank CA. Casting director states: "This is part of the Christian Entertainment Guild's ministry to faith filmmakers as well as performances at various venues and recording. This should be seen as a ministry with pro-rata payoff of sales and paid performances." Seeking—Co-Lead Singer: Male or Female, 18-35, casting director states: "Singer/worship leader with a presence and ability to lead on a large stage, in front of a large audience, and draw others into the presence of God; may also be a musician and/or songwriter; encourager, team builder able to maintain a family environment and spirit of community and collaboration; enjoys helping others to become leaders; strong relationship with God; chill, alt vibe;" Background Vocalist (Supporting): Male or Female, 18-35, casting director states: "Singer/worship team background vocalist with a servant heart and ability to perform on a large stage, in front of a large audience, and draw others into the presence of God; may also be a musician and/or songwriter; encourager, team builder able to maintain a family environment and spirit of community and collaboration; enjoys helping others to become leaders; strong relationship with God; chill, alt vibe." Seeking talent from Burbank CA. If you would like to submit an audition video, select one of the following songs and post a video up on social media. Submit links electronically. Choose one of the following songs and record yourself singing a capella, or with musical accompaniment (musicians play along): "You Make Me Brave" (Bethel Music): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Hi-VMxT6fc, "Even When It Hurts" (Hillsong United): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrSJwO5dJXg. Videos from live worship are also acceptable.

The CRANKY CABARET – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 4 - Cranky Cabaret is seeking singers for the early December cast of the Cranky Cabaret, a demented, fun-filled revue packed with delightfully naughty, angry, and edgy songs. All styles of music welcome, as long as it fits with the "cranky" theme. Rehearses Nov. 27; performs Dec. 2 & 3 in NYC. Pay depends on ticket sales. The Cranky Cabaret is not a “pay-to-sing." Seeking—Strong Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Besides a headshot and resume, submit vocal demo tracks or video links. Also, include any cranky song ideas you have that you think you might like to sing. Be as innovative or unconventional as you like. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the cabaret.

 

BONNER and COMPANY COMEDY and VARIETY PRODUCTIONS – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 8 - Bonner and Company is seeking strong comedy actors and all kinds of performers for a mock TV talk show and radio podcast. Also seeking clean comics, actors, gospel singers, and other faith-based singers for "Sunday Go ta Meetin'" clean/Christian comedy shows. Rehearses Thursday and Sunday afternoons with some evenings in NYC. Performances are TBD. Producer states: "All performers are expected to be team players and to help with audience development and promotions and get in a minimum of four prepaid audience members; if performer gets in five or more prepaid audience members they will receive a 25% commission." Seeking—Entertainers (Supporting): Males & Females, 18-75, comedy actors/writers, stand-ups, singers, dancers, magicians, instrumentalists, celebrity impersonators, improv performers. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit photo, resume, cover letter, and links to any past performances. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

'FUTUREFEST' at 54 BELOW – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 9 - Open Hydrant Theater Company and Festival of New American Musicals is casting FutureFEST in NYC. This Los Angeles showcase spotlights rising local young talent in a celebration of the next generation of musical theater artists. At FutureFest, middle, high school, college students, and recent graduates sing songs from new musicals written by leading and rising lyricists/composers. Rehearses some Saturdays in Jan. and Feb. at Open Hydrant Theater Company in the Bronx; performs March 22 or 23 at 54 Below, NYC. No pay. The producers are seeking both union & nonunion performers but no union contract is currently planned. Seeking—Musical Theater Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 12-25, seeking middle, high school, college, and recent college graduates to represent their alma maters; seeking various singing styles; songs will be from new musicals; if cast, you will be a representative of your school and sing a song chosen by the producers that best fits your voice. Seeking talent from New York, NY. Include any YouTube, SoundCloud, or other links to anything that gives examples of your voice. For more info, visit http://54below.com/artist/futurefest/

 

WEBSTER HALL ARTIST SHOWCASE – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 9 - Ritzman Inc. is seeking vocalists, instrumentalists and songwriters to perform for an artist showcase. Performs Nov. 11 (6pm-11pm) at Webster Hall Balcony Lounge in NYC. If selected, performer will generate income from ticket sales. Assistant states: "There are no fees associated with our casting." Seeking—Vocalists/Songwriters (Lead): 15-70. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit Backstage profile and any other relevant media, such as photos, video/audio recordings, etc., to be invited to casting. Also include phone number. All ages and levels of prior establishment welcome, as levels of talent, dedication, and creativity are most valued. Arrive prepared to sing approximately a verse and chorus of two pop songs a cappella or with a back-up track, showing your range in your preferred genres of performance. Headshots, resumes, and comp cards welcome. Be prepared to perform three to five songs. Sponsors include; MOSCOT, SMS Audio, Punzone Vodka, and more. Performers will have three to five songs; 10-15 minutes of performance time. Professional videography, photography, step and repeat. Assistant states: "Company's main alliance is with Sony Epic Records. Music producers have worked with artists including Michael Jackson, Timbaland, Wyclef Jean, Ciara, French Montana, Chris Brown, A$AP Rocky, Future, and more."

SHOREFIELD HOLIDAYS – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 12 - Shorefield Holidays is casting for Shorefield Holidays. Project description: "Shorefield Holidays is comprised of six parks all offering a different holiday experience. We are seeking entertainers for shows, daytime activities, character work, and presentations." Performers will work throughout 2017, at Shorefield Holidays, in Hampshire, ENGLAND. We offer 11 month contracts with great rates of pay & free accommodation. Seeking—Singers: Males & Female, 18+, must be a strong singer who can also move. Seeking talent from: Hampshire, England. To apply, submit pix & résumés. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

'IN The MOOD' A 1940s MUSICAL REVUE- DEC. 12 & 13 - Bud Forrest Entertainment, Inc. is casting nonunion (Non-AEA/Non-SAG-AFTRA/Non-AGMA/Non-AGVA) singers and dancers for 1940s musical revue now in our 23rd year. Casting for the winter/spring tour as well as future tours. String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra as well as performances with a symphony orchestra. Winter/Spring Tour runs Jan. 5, 2017-Apr. 30 at theaters, performing arts centers, and concert halls throughout the US. Pays $700/wk. plus all travel, hotels, and most meals. Seeking—“Jimmy” (Lead): Male, 22-39, to play late 20’s-early 30’s; ideally, 5’8”–6’2”; swing dancer; capable of partnering; baritone or tenor; must be able to read music, sing solos and harmonies; “Kitty” (Lead): Female, 21-34, to play late 20’s-early 30’s; ideally, 5’1”–5’5”; dress size 2, 4 or 6; swing dancer; capable of partnering; alto or mezzo with a low sultry sound; must be able to read music, and sing solos and harmonies; “Tommy:” Male, 21-34, to play late 20’s-early 30’s; ideally, 5’8”-6’2”; all American look; baritone or tenor; “Harry:” Male, 21-34, to play late 20’s-early 30’s; ideally, 5’8”-6’2”; baritone or tenor; would be great if performer could swing dance & partner, but not required; “Betty:” Female, 21-34, to play late 20’s-early 30’s; height 5’7”-5’9 1/2”; alto or mezzo with a low sultry sound of the big band era; “Helen:” Female, 18+, to play late 20’s-early 30’s; height 5’7”-5’9 1/2”; alto or mezzo with a low, sultry sound of the big band era. Open Casting Calls Dec 12 at 10am for male strong dancers who sing well for the role of Jimmy, 1:30pm for female strong dancers who sing well for the role of Kitty and Dec 13 at 10am for male singers who move well for the roles of Tommy & Harry & 1:30pm for female singers who move well for the roles of Betty & Helen. Dancers: Be warmed up and ready to dance at the start time. Females bring both flats and heels. Some may be asked to stay and sing. Prepare a ballad or up-tempo song (no more than 32 bars) in the style of the American Song Book (Porter/Gershwin/Kern/Berlin/Rodgers, etc). Have a second song, in case asked. Bring sheet music. Accompanist provided. Some may be asked to return for a partnering call later in the day or within the next two days. Bring two sets of a current picture and resume stapled together. Singers: Prepare a ballad or up-tempo song (no more than 32 bars) in the style of the American Song Book (Porter/Gershwin/Kern/Berlin/Rodgers, etc). Have a second song, in case asked. Bring sheet music. Accompanist provided. Some may be asked to return for a movement call later in the day or the next day. Female singers bring heels to move in. Bring two sets of a current picture and resume stapled together. Note: All must be strong singers/able to read music, sing solos and harmonies; and move well. The height ranges (5'7"-5'9 1/2") for "Betty" and "Helen" are a strict requirement for this show and must be your accurate height without heels. Do not attend this call if your exact height is not within this exact range. Dress size for both parts must be 4, 6, 8, or 10. Would be great if performer could swing dance & partner, but not required. For more info, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

'ON The SPOT' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 13 - On the Spot Prod. is seeking singers for On the Spot, a new show that combines cabaret singers with improv scenes, creating a brand-new type of musical adventure. Singers cast will perform two songs of their choosing. Rehearsals are held the Monday before each performance date (2pm-4pm); performances are every Monday (8pm) at the Broadway Comedy Club, NYC. Each performer will be cast for one of the shows. Possible pay based on ticket sales. There are no requirements to sell tickets or bring people. Seeking—Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18+, will perform two songs each and receive videos of performance. Seeking talent from New York NY. Provide a link to audio or video, and indicate for which dates you are available in your submission. We are casting solely from video and audio submissions. You must be available for rehearsal the Monday prior to your performance date. For more info or to check out clips, visit www.onthespotnyc.com.

'BOUND For BROADWAY,' NYC SINGERS' SHOWCASE – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 14 - Forslund Theatricals LLC is seeking talent for Forslund Theatricals and The West End Lounge's upcoming eight-year-running popular industry-invited showcases Bound for Broadway. Producer states: "This is the premiere showcase in town & a great opportunity for anyone who wants to join. This is great for performers who need performance video footage. JDProductions is the premiere weekly showcase running and is not affiliated with any other showcases or venues and is proud to offer a different type of showcase in NYC, boasting a live entertainment emcee, free professionally edited videos for the performers, and a well-rehearsed diverse performance opportunity alongside talented industry professionals and composers, as well as high industry turn-out." Rehearses weekly in NYC according to when talent is cast. Performers will be required to sell tickets ranging from $10-$15 each, plus an accompanist fee ($50) is required for tech, show, and music rehearsals. Some pay (ticket sales reimbursement), plus free video copy provided. The producers are seeking both union and nonunion performers, but no union contract is currently planned. Performers should check with their union before accepting any work. Seeking—Featured Soloist (Lead): Males& Females, 14-60. Seeking talent from New York NY. Auditions by appointment only in NYC. For an appointment, email pix and résumés to jdproductions.casting@gmail.com. An accompanist will be provided. You may also send video submissions to be considered immediately.

 

WAYNE FOSTER ENTERTAINMENT – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 15 - Wayne Foster Entertainment is seeking versatile male vocalists with an extensive song list covering Contemporary/Top 40 songs, and Latin songs. Note: Must have car. Performances are ongoing at various locations in Southern California including San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, and Palm Springs/Desert areas. Occasional travel out of state. Professional and travel pay provided. Seeking—Singers: Male, 18-39. Seeking talent from Carlsbad, Los Angeles CA. Submit current photo, song list, and must include web links, videos, mp3's to view/hear you. The songs should be recognizable tunes heard on the radio. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

MPH MUSIC PRODUCTIONS – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 16 - MPH Music Productions is seeking youth ambassadors advocating girl power through skits, songs and live performances which will include webisodes and music videos. Rehearsals begin December 2016 in L.A. Negotiable for live performances. Seeking—Performer 1 (Lead): Female, 10-15, must be able to sing; unique, edgy and strong personality ,walk to their own drumbeat. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Submit audio recordings. For the audition you will be asked to prepare: 2 songs, a ballad and a mid-or-uptempo, that showcases your voice. **You may sing with a backing track, or a cappella** For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

MULTI-PLATFORM MUSIC PROJECT – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - MPH Music Productions is seeking girls ages 10-15 for a new singing group. The multi-platform project will include live performances, audio recordings, and music videos. Rehearsals begin Dec. 1 at The Le Studio, 8717 Aviation Blvd. in LA; records and shoots in Los Angeles. Negotiable. Seeking—Singer 1 (Lead): Female, 10-15, excellent singers; rapping, dancing, and ability to play instruments is a plus; unique, edgy and strong personalities; walk to their own drumbeat; Singer 2 (Lead): Female, 10-15, excellent singer-rapper; dancing, and ability to play instruments is a plus; unique, edgy and strong personalities; walk to their own drumbeat; Singer 3 (Lead): Female, 10-15, excellent singer; dancer; rapping and ability to play instruments is a plus; unique, edgy and strong personalities; walk to their own drumbeat; Singer 4 (Lead): Female, 10-15, excellent singer; unique, edgy and strong personality; rapping, dancing, and ability to play instruments is a plus; walk to their own drumbeat. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. For consideration, submit two songs, a ballad and a mid-or-uptempo, that showcases your voice along with picture and resume. You must be singing alone, either live with an accompanist, a backing track or a cappella. iPhone video, voice memo recordings, or YouTube links accepted. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

POP GIRL GROUP AUDITION – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - Kat Clymer, Student/Artist is casting for an international (but US-based) girl group, akin to groups like Black Pink and Red Velvet. Student/Artist states: "There are six open spots currently for a total of seven including myself (Kat, a high schooler from Ohio). Must be able to sing and dance and have a presentable image. All experience welcome to try out. We will debut as an online group first since one of our girls is to have a wide range of members who live all over. Before we get into recording and choreographing, we'll spend six months perfecting our skills with personalized trainers approved by me in the following categories: Dance, Vocals, Modeling, Personal Image/Fashion, Foreign Language and Diet. If you're a fan of the idol industry but don't want to move to Japan or South Korea, this could be your opportunity." Ongoing online. Student/Artist states: "Rehearsals will be given to you based on your current schedule, but you should be able to fit in at least two hours of practice each day. Members will have to check in at the end of each week and their teachers will give reports as well." No pay. Student/Artist states: "If we're willing to spend the time and money towards debuting I believe we can be a large success in the American and international music industry." Seeking—Leader (Lead): Female, 14-18, if you are selected as the leader, you will be the face of the group. You must be the one to represent what we stand for and who we are; Singer-Dancers (Lead): Female, 14-18, six members besides the leader. Equally as important. Good singers and dancers with good images. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Fill out the application form below. Submit a video of you singing the first verse and chorus of a pop song that shows off your skills, a video of you dancing in any style (preferably hip hop or jazz), and an introduction video. For more info, visit http://kclymer6.wixsite.com/girlgroup.

 

'ALL STAR CABARET' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - All Star Cabaret is seeking singers (ages 7-13, 14-19 & 20-29) for a series of cabaret performances. Producer states: "This is a great opportunity to perform live in front of a warm & supportive audience, try out new material and it will be professionally filmed, so you will be able to get a professional video clip of your performances for your reel!" Performances in December & January in NYC. No participation fees required, but there is an optional accompanist fee if one is needed; but performers can bring their own accompanist or play an instrument. Seeking—Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 7-13, 14-19 & 20-30. Note: Seeking vocalists interested in performing various styles of music, including Musical Theatre/Broadway, pop, R&B, folk, country & singer/songwriters! Seeking talent from New York NY. For consideration, fill out the form at http://tinyurl.com/AllStarCabaretNYC and you will be contacted about setting up an in-person or self-taped video audition.

 

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

 

 

 

 

Cruises/Resorts/Theme Parks:

HONG KONG DISNEYLAND & SHANGHAI DISNEY RESORT – NOV. 7, 15 & 18 – HOLLYWOOD/CHICAGO - Hong Kong Disneyland/Shanghai Disney Resort is seeking vocalists for Hong Kong Disneyland and Shanghai Disney Resort. Six-month contracts begin spring 2017 in Hong Kong or Shanghai, China. Competitive salary provided. Seeking—Vocalists: Males & Females, 18+. Open Casting Calls for Vocalists Nov 7 at 11am (sign-in 10:30am) at Screenland Studios (10501 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood CA 91601); Nov 15 at 11:30am (sign-in 11am) at Pearl Studios (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018) and Nov 18 at 12:30pm (sign-in 12noon) at Hubbard Street Dance (1147 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago IL 60607). Vocalists: Prepare two 16-bar selections of a song that best showcases your vocal range, and provide clearly marked sheet music in the correct key for the accompanist. Prerecorded accompaniment tracks or a cappella auditions are not allowed. NYC and L.A. vocal callbacks the following day. Chicago vocal callbacks later the same day. All should bring pix & resumes. For more info and a breakdown, visit https://disneyauditions.com/audition-calendar/.

 

EQUITY. DISNEY WORLD – NOV. 16 & 17 – FRANKLIN - Disney Creative Entertainment is seeking Equity vocalists for an incredible array of live entertainment at The Walt Disney World Resort. Performers bring entertainment to guests through shows that range from traditional musical comedy, to pop a cappella, to a traditional Barber Shop Quartet. Performs live at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando FL. Pays $16.82/hr., incl. AEA pension & Equity 401K. Equity Walt Disney World Agreement. Seeking—Equity Male & Female Singers: 18+. Open Casting Calls Nov 16 from 3:30pm-5:30pm (sign-in 3pm; studio 3) and Nov 17 at 10am (sign-in 9:30am) at DC Dance Factory (1850 E. General George Patton Dr., Franklin TN 37067). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For more info, visit www.disneyauditions.com. Applicants must be 18+ and authorized to work in the United States. Callbacks on the same day. Performers invited to callbacks must attend in order to qualify for potential employment. 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.

 

VIKING OCEAN CRUISES – NOV. 17 – TORONTO - Mertz Productions is seeking singers and dancers who sing for main stage shows, cabarets and other entertainment offerings by Mertz Productions with casting services provided by RWS & Associates on Viking Ocean Cruises. Rehearsals in Orlando FL. Itineraries include Mediterranean, Baltic and other European routes. Casting will be ongoing throughout 2016-2017. Pays $3,000-$3,500/month. Travel and lodging provided. Seeking—Female Singers (Lead): 18+, Female 1: Versatile soprano with strong classical and pop voice up to high C6; Female 2: Mezzo with strong belt/mix as well as a classic musical theater sound; Female 3: Alto/mezzo with strong belt/mix up to E5 in pop and musical theater styles; Male Singers (Lead): 18+, Male 1: Versatile tenor with strong legit/classical voice as well as musical theater/pop up to A4; Male 2: Bari-Tenor with strong pop/rock voice up to A-flat4; Male 3: Baritone with strong musical theater, pop voice up to G4; Male & Female Dancers Who Sing (Supporting): 18+, strong dancers in a variety of styles including ballroom and partnering. Vocal skills a plus. Open Casting Calls Nov 17 at 9am for Male and Female Dancers Who Sing & 12:30pm for Male and Female Singers at Toronto Dance Industry (1530 Birchmount Road, Unit 1, Scarborough, Ontario, MIP 2G9, Toronto, ON M1P 2H2). Dancers Who Sing: A brief dance combination will be taught. Bring form-fitting dance attire (women bring heels and flats), headshot and resume stapled together. Singing and acting experience is a plus. Singers who act: Please prepare two songs from the Viking repertoire. Log onto http://vikingcruisesauditions.com, and scroll down to the “Performer Tracks” heading. Click on “Song Examples” beside each track listed. Choose a song and download the musical track (with and without vocals) as well as the sheet music. We will have the tracks available for use at the audition. Accompanist will not be provided. You may be called back to move/dance later the same day. Please bring dance clothes/shoes. Bring headshot and resume stapled together. Callbacks Nov. 18. Availability for the callback will be required to be considered.

 

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE – NOV. 17 & 18 - Carnival Cruise Line is seeking singers who dance and dancers who sing for Carnival Cruise Line. Playlist Singers & Dancers will perform in Carnival’s dramatic retooling of their legendary revue shows that combine captivating live performances with high-tech LED staging and special effects that set a new standard in seagoing productions. These popular music-driven revues have been created by leading producers, directors and choreographers who have worked on critically acclaimed productions for Broadway, London’s West End and some of the world’s most popular musical acts. Rehearsal and production dates & locations are TBA. Pay provided. Seeking—Singers Who Dance: Males & Females, 18+. Open Casting Calls Nov 17 from 10am-6pm (sign-in 9:30am) for singers who dance and Nov 18 from 10am-6pm (sign-in 9:30am) for dancers who sing at Chelsea Studios (151 W 26th St., New York NY 10001). Bring your head shot and resume. For more info, visit http://carnivalentertainment.com/auditions.

 

'BECAUSE IT's CHRISTMAS' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 18 - Six Flags Over Georgia is casting a few specific roles for Because It's Christmas, an annual Holiday in the Park show for Six Flags Over Georgia. Rehearsals Nov. 5-18; runs Nov. 19-Jan. 4, 2017 in Austell GA. Pay TBD upon job offer. Seeking—“Tommy” (Lead): Male, 6-12, to play a 6- to 10-year old boy. Speaking role. Some singing required; Dad (Supporting): Male, 18-50, supporting role. Speaking and singing required. Military look preferred. Seeking talent from Austell GA. Include a video submission, if available. Individual auditions will be scheduled as well. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

PRINCESS CRUISES – NOV. 18 DEADLINE f/NOV. 20 – LAS VEGAS - Princess Cruises is casting Princess Cruises. Project description: "These dynamic and visually stunning shows are developed by top Broadway, West End, and music industry directors and choreographers. Offering exciting itineraries spanning the globe, Princess is one of the leaders in providing award winning onboard entertainment at sea." Winter and spring contract start dates for 2017 onboard with worldwide itineraries. Salary starts Singers: $1,200/week minimum Dancers: $2,000/month minimum. Length of contract: six months minimum Housing and transportation provided for Los Angeles rehearsals. Plus accommodations and meals provided onboard. Seeking—Singers: Males & Females, 20-44, Seeking excellent male and female vocalists who move well and who can do Broadway, rock and contemporary pop. Seeking High Baritones to Tenors, full voice high G above middle C. Specifically interested in women with a full rock belt up to at least a C above middle C who also have a soprano range. Open Casting Call Nov 20 at 10am for dancer audition. (Sign-in begins at 9:30am) & by appointment at 2pm for singer auditions (by invitation only beginning at 2pm) at The Rock Center For Dance (8210 South Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas NV 89123). Singers interested in auditioning should submit a picture and resume and any additional materials by 6pm Nov. 18. Due to the amount of emails we receive, we may not be able to respond to every submission. Note that submitting does not guarantee an appointment. If you are unable to attend either call, submit your picture, CV and show reels with the city name in the subject line for future consideration.

 

DISNEY CRUISE LINE – NOV. 29-DEC. 1 - Walt Disney Parks Talent Casting is seeking principal actors to bring to life the classic characters you grew up with aboard the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder cruise ships. Repertory includes full scale musical theatre shows including our newest Mainstage production of "Frozen, A Musical Spectacular." Nine-month contracts begin in March 2017 aboard the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder cruise ships. Competitive pay, travel, room and board, guest sailing privileges, contract completion bonus and additional benefits package. EOE. Seeking—“Ann Marie:” Female 20-29, youthful 20s, to play a child; should have a genuine and youthful disposition. Youthful belt, high mover; strong movement is preferred; “Ann:” Female, 18+, Elsa's younger sister; persistent, daring and highly optimistic; Manipulates puppets that are child size versions of herself. Must have excellent acting skills, and must show a natural, yet awkward, comedic charm; skilled soprano; mix/belt; Bulda/”Circle of Life” Vocalist: Female, 18+, motherly and sassy troll; must have a bright and powerful gospel belt. Also sings "Circle of Life" in an alternate production; a confident mover; “Cruella DeVil:” Female, 18+, 5'7"+, long, thin, gorgeous diva with a great bellowing laugh; can be sexy as well as intimidating. Usually played by a dancer; strong speak-singer; “Elsa:” Female, 18+, princess who becomes Queen; fearfully plagued by powers she hasn't yet learned to control; At times manipulates puppets that are child size versions of herself; physically trim; mezzo soprano; floaty mix/powerful belt; “Ensign Benson:” Female, 18-39, 5'3"-5'5"; must sing well, musical theatre mix to an F, actress to play the quirky yet extremely confident stage manager of the Walt Disney Theatre. Thrust into the spotlight to host the show, she discovers her innermost potential. Very strong comedic actress and vocalist; will also portray various roles within the repertory; Fairy Godmother: Female, 30+, 5'6" and below; experienced comedic character actress who sings well, can play bubbly and absent-minded with ease; musical theatre soprano; Queen Type/Ariel/Blue Fairy: Female, 18-39, 5'5"+, beautiful soprano with strong mix; moves well with slender physique; Rapunzel/Cinderella: Female, 18-29, principal actress, 5'5" and under; very trim, strong actor, strong singer, mix belt to F, beautiful and bold, spirited, smart and adventurous. Actress should have a genuine innocence and inner strength; will also portray various roles within the repertory; Duke of Weselton: Male, 30-39, top notch comedic actor with dark and manipulative undertones; must bring strong movement to the ensemble; bari-tenor; “Flynn Rider:” Male, 20-39, 5’10”+, strong actor, strong singer, handsome, good physique, great sense of humor; his wits and agility help him navigate the trickiest of situations. Actor should have a strong sense of humor and compelling charm; will also portray various roles within the repertory; baritone; “Franco:” Male, 30-39, strong singer & character actor, ''Song and dance man” with a magical flair. Charismatic baritone with pizzazz; must be a very comfortable mover; dance is preferred; Grand Pabbie: Male, 18+, wise and all-knowing troll; a confident mover; bass-baritone; “Hans:” Male, 18+, 5’11”+, handsome prince from a neighboring kingdom; debonair, charming, possible dark undertones; baritone-tenor to an A; “Kristoff:” Male, 18+, 6'0"+, ice harvester; rugged blue-collar type; a little rough around the edges, yet endearingly awkward; not your typical Disney hero; protector and loyal; baritone; Male Lion King Vocalist: 20-39, 5'8"-6'0", vocalist of African-heritage, extremely strong singer; physically in good shape; sings "Can You Feel the Love Tonight;" soaring tenor; Maximus/Sven: Male, 20-39, 5'8" and under, actor who manipulates life size puppet, nonverbal communication, physical agility, athletic; also portrays various roles within the repertory; tenor; Peter Pan/Aladdin: Male, 20-29, 5'8" and below, energetic with youthful boyish charm; tenor that brings strong dance and physical agility (will be required to fly by single point flying); Prince Charming: Male, 20-39, 5'10"+, romantic and handsome leading man, heroic singing voice to A; Stabbington Brothers: Male, 20-39, burly tough physically intimidating character actor; excellent physical comic actor-singer; must be a comfortable mover; also portrays various roles within the repertory. Open Casting Calls Nov 29 at 10am for male vocalists for roles Duke of Weselton, Grand Pabbie, Franco, Male Lion King Vocalist, Stabbington Brothers (sign-in 9am) & 2pm for female vocalists for roles Ann Marie, Cruella DeVil, Queen Type/Ariel/Blue Fairy (sign-in 1pm); Nov 30 at 10am for male vocalists for roles Flynn Rider, Hans, Kristoff, Maximus/Sven, Peter Pan/Aladdin, Prince Charming (sign-in 9am & 2pm for female vocalists for roles Bulda/Circle of Life Vocalist, Ensign Benson, Fairy Godmother (sign-in 1pm) and Dec 1 at 10am for female vocalists for roles Anna, Elsa, Rapunzel/Cinderella (sign-in 9am) at Pearl Studios (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York City NY 10018). Late arrivals will not be accepted. Prepare 16 bars of music and provide sheet music in correct key. Provide a current headshot and résumé. Some performers may be asked to learn a small movement combination. For more info, visit www.disneyauditions.com. Note: Must be 18+. Performers from all cultural backgrounds are encouraged to attend. Callbacks Dec. 2 or 3.

BLACKBURN INTERNATIONAL USA CRUISE SHOWS – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 30 - Blackburn International USA is seeking outstanding headline acts for guest entertainer contracts with major cruise lines for Blackburn International USA. Ongoing with flexible contract dates, submit by Nov. 30. Professional pay. Flexible contract dates. Travel opportunities provided. Options exist for contracts to work alongside current commitments. Seeking—Headliners/Guest Entertainers: Males & Females, 21-65, all genre of acts are considered including, but not limited to, male and female vocalists, comedians, magicians, jugglers, instrumentalists, impressionists, tribute, and variety acts. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. To apply, submit bios, photos, websites, demo videos, contact details, and other relevant promotional material. Minimum age requirement is 21. Must be able to perform at least one 45-minute headline show, plus another 15-20 minutes as part of a variety split bill. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

'NOMADIC TEMPEST' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 30 - Caravan Stage Tall Ship Theatre is casting lead singer for Nomadic Tempest, an original experimental opera that deals with Climate Change and Climate Refugees that performs and tours on a 90 ft tall ship. Rehearses Jan. 30 to Apr. 3, 2017 in St. Petersburg FL; tours Apr. 10-June 1, 2017 in New Orleans and July 14-Oct. 1, 2017 to four cities in western British Columbia Canada including Vancouver. Weekly salary plus room and board, and all travel provided. Seeking—“Kanandra” (Lead): Female, 22-38, a young female that finds herself last on the planet with four monarch butterflies; she performs among the audience in this outdoor production and speaks to the monarch butterflies that fly on the ship; they all together combat the 'Swallowart', the evil oil industry; the butterflies are played by aerial artists; this is a singing role in a rock or experimental opera. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Only persons of color or minority apply. Must be a strong singer. Research our company before applying: www.caravanstage.org. In your cover letter, give your availability (Jan. 30 to Oct. 1, 2017) and links to any video or audio files. Caravan Stage Company is a non-profit unique company, this is not a Cruise Job. For the adventurous of spirit.

 

DISNEY CRUISE LINE – DEC. 1 - Walt Disney Parks Talent Casting is seeking well trained dancers who sing well, to bring to life the classic characters you grew up with aboard the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder cruise ships. Repertory includes full scale musical theatre shows including our newest Mainstage production of "Frozen, A Musical Spectacular." Nine month contracts begin March 2017. Competitive pay, travel, room and board, guest sailing privileges, contract completion bonus and additional benefits package. EOE. Seeking—Female Dancers Who Sing: versatile and exciting dancers; must be trained in ballet and jazz. Some roles require strong vocal ability. Open Casting Call Dec 1 at 2pm (sign-in 1pm) at Pearl Studios (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York City NY 10018). Late applicants will not be allowed to audition. Be warmed up and ready to begin at the time listed. Wear form fitting attire to show your silhouette. Bring pix & résumés. Dancers will be taught a ballet combination. Selected dancers will learn advanced jazz. For more info, visit www.disneyauditions.com. Note: Must be 18+. Performers from all cultural backgrounds are encouraged to attend. Some call back candidates will be required to sing 16 bars of a musical theatre selection of their choice; be prepared with sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided.

 

'FESTIVAL Of The LION KING' – DEC. 9 – ORLANDO - Walt Disney World Company is seeking male and female singers for Festival of the Lion King, an African-inspired celebration of the music from the feature film, for full-time and part-time opportunities. This original musical theater production will be performed live in the state-of-the-art, indoor, 1500 seat theater-in-the round in Disney's Animal Kingdom, performed live at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando FL. Performs live at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando FL. Pays $16.82/hr.; rate negotiable, including Equity pension, Equity 401K, and Disney health. Equity Walt Disney World Agreement. Seeking—“Kiume:” Male, 18+, 5'10"-6'2"; the leader; must have a strong and powerful presence; resonant baritone-bass; “Zawadi:” Female, 18+, 5'5"-5'8"; the gift; “Mother Earth” to all who know her; gospel mezzo-soprano with high belt; “Nakawa:” Male, 18+, 5'8"-5'10"; the Prince; good looking and confident; pop-R&B second tenor; “Kibibi:” Female, 18+, 5'4"-5'8"; the Princess; sweet and impatient; pop/gospel second soprano with high belt to E. Open Casting Calls Dec 9 at 10am (sign in 9am) & 2pm (sign in 1pm) at Disney Animal Kingdom Rehearsal Facility (3271 Sherberth Rd., Orlando FL 34747). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Note: The audition ends when either all those attending have been seen or when the producer closes the call. Prepare 16 bars of a musical selection and provide sheet music in correct key for accompanist. Provide headshot/résumé. Applicants must be 18+ and authorized to work in the United States. Callbacks Dec. 12 in Orlando FL.

'FESTIVAL Of The LION KING' – DEC. 14 - Walt Disney World Company is seeking male and female singers for Festival of the Lion King, an African-inspired celebration of the music from the feature film, for full-time and part-time opportunities. This original musical theater production will be performed live in the state-of-the-art, indoor, 1500 seat theater-in-the round in Disney's Animal Kingdom, performed live at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando FL. Performs live at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando FL. Performers employed by the Walt Disney World Resort are covered under the terms and conditions of a collective bargaining agreement with Actors' Equity Association. Seeking—“Kiume:” Male, 18+, 5'10"-6'2"; the leader; must have a strong and powerful presence; resonant baritone/bass; “Zawadi:” Female, 18+, 5'5"-5'8"; the gift; “Mother Earth” to all who know her; gospel mezzo-soprano with high belt; “Nakawa:” Male, 18+, 5'8"-5'10"; the Prince; good looking and confident; pop/R&B second tenor; “Kibibi:” Female, 18+, 5'4"-5'8"; the Princess; sweet and impatient; pop/gospel second soprano with high belt to E. Open Casting Call Dec 14 at 10am (sign in 9am-10am) at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York City NY 10018). Late arrivals will not be able to audition. Prepare 16 bars of a musical selection and provide sheet music in correct key; an accompanist will be provided. Provide headshot/résumé. Applicants must be 18+ and authorized to work in the United States. Callbacks Dec. 15 in NYC. For more info, visit www.disneyauditions.com.

 

 

 

 

OPERA/CHORUS/VOCAL GROUPS:

'PRINCESS IDA' – NOV. 14, 15 & 19 – SANTA CLARA - Lyric Theatre is casting the Gilbert & Sullivan musical, Princess Ida. Project description: "Gilbert and Sullivan’s final operetta about the war of the sexes! Princess Ida has renounced men and is educating other women in Castle Adamant. This life of education is interrupted when Ida’s betrothed and his friends infiltrate the castle disguised as women, and that’s just the beginning! This operetta features Gilbert’s sharp wit and Sullivan’s beautiful score." Performances begin Mar. 25, 2017 in San Jose CA. Seeking—“King Hildebrand” (Lead): Male, 30-80, bass-baritone; “Hilarion” (Lead): Male, 18-40, tenor; “Cyril” (Supporting): Male, 18-40, tenor; “Florian” (Supporting): Male, 18-40, lyric baritone; “Princess Ida” (Lead): Female, 18-40, soprano; “Lady Blanche” (Supporting): Female, 18-60, contralto. Auditions by appointment Nov 14, 15 & 19 at Lyric Theatre (430 Martin Ave., Santa Clara CA 95050. To sign up for an audition slot, visit www.tinyurl.com/ztgrjgu.

 

EQUITY, 'PHANTOM Of The OPERA' – NOV. 15 - Phantom Touring, LLC is casting Equity singers for possible replacements in Phantom Of The Opera, the currently running 25th Anniversary Tour Production. Andrew Lloyd Webber, music; Charles Hart, lyrics; Richard Stilgoe, add. lyrics; Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber, book; Gaston Leroux, based on the novel by (Le Fantôme de l’Opéra); Currently touring. Pays $1917/wk. Equity Production (League) Tour: AEA Production Contract. Seeking—“Christine Daae:” Female, 18-25, a beautiful lyric soprano; soprano voice that combines elements of classical and pop singing; she sings G below middle C to high E; The Phantom: Male, 18+, high baritone or tenor (w/strong low range) with a contemporary sound; able to sustain high G# with ease in full voice and high C-sharp in falsetto; looking for a truly dynamic actor with excellent acting and singing ability; “Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny:” Male, 20-39, young, dashing, handsome aristocratic man who falls in love with Christine; contemporary high baritone/tenor - 2 octave range from A-flat to A-flat; Monsieurs Firmin & Andre: Male, 30-59, Firman: the hard money man; baritone with high E/F. Andre: charming with artistic temperament – baritone: high G with ease; the managers of the Paris Opera House; both roles require good instincts for stylish comedy; they are elegant yet often slightly befuddled and bumbling; “Carlotta Giudicelli:” Female, 30-49, a middle aged Italian coloratura soprano to high E, the archetypal Diva; prima donna of the Paris Opera; strong operatic singer with a good comic sense; “Madame Giry:” Female, 35-50, Ballet Mistress of the Opera Populaire; an ominous, stern, forbidding figure; mezzo soprano to high B-flat with no discernible break between head and chest; “Meg Giry:” Female, 18-29, should convincingly play late teens-early 20s; a young petite ballet dancer with a strong mezzo soprano to G; needs strong classical dance technique and excellent pointe work; “Ubaldo Piangi:” Male, 35-50, archetypal middle aged Italian operatic tenor, companion to Carlotta; range to top C; requires opera training; “Buquet:” Male, 50+, middle aged to elderly “character man"; the head flyman of the Opera Populaire. Bass baritone but required to sing to E. Equity Principal Audition Nov 15 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th Fl., New York NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Be prepared to sing a brief song from legit musical theatre repertoire. Do not sing pop or rock music. Bring your book of music in case you are asked to sing a second selection. An accompanist will be provided. Bring a current picture and resume, stapled together.

 

MAJOR ITALIAN OPERA RUN-THROUGHS – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 15 - Bel Canto Opera Centre is seeking accomplished sopranos, mezzos, tenors, baritones and basses for series of run-throughs of major operatic repertoire (Aida, Il Trovatore, Un Ballo in Maschera, Lucia di Lamermoor, Norma, Cavalleria Rusticana, I Pagliacci, etc.). Excellent pianist and rehearsal room provided (Broadway & 72nd St area). One reading of major scenes of selected opera (2 hours) will cost $50 per 2 hour session per singer. Telephone to request audition (audition fee is $10.00). Work is ongoing October-November on the Upper west side, New York. No pay. $50 fee (per 2-hr. session) required. $10 audition fee required. Seeking—Sopranos, Mezzos, Tenors, Baritones & Basses (Lead): 18+ for leading roles in Verdi, Italian opera run-throughs. Seeking talent from New York NY. For consideration, submit via Backstage or call 347/880-5405.

 

'The PRINCESS PAT' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 16 - Victor Herbert Renaissance Project Live! is casting The Princess Pat, Victor Herbert's 1915 operetta. Rehearsal begin Oct 31 (Monday-Wednesdays) at Ripley Grier; runs Nov 16-17 at 8pm at Christ & St. Stephens Church in NYC. Pays $400 honorarium. Seeking—Tenor (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18-45, ensemble; young Long Islander in 1915; wealthy and social; Baritone (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18-45, youngish Long Islander 1915; wealthy; social; hunt club. Seeking talent from New York NY. Alert us to your website if you have sound clips available. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

EQUITY, 'PHANTOM Of The OPERA' – NOV. 17 - Phantom Touring, LLC is casting Equity singers for possible replacements in Phantom Of The Opera, the currently running 25th Anniversary Tour Production. Andrew Lloyd Webber, music; Charles Hart, lyrics; Richard Stilgoe, add. lyrics; Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber, book; Gaston Leroux, based on the novel by (Le Fantôme de l’Opéra); Currently touring. Pays $1917/wk. Equity Production (League) Tour: AEA Production Contract. Seeking—“Christine Daae:” Female, 18-25, a beautiful lyric soprano; soprano voice that combines elements of classical and pop singing; she sings G below middle C to high E; The Phantom: Male, 18+, high baritone or tenor (w/strong low range) with a contemporary sound; able to sustain high G# with ease in full voice and high C# in falsetto; looking for a truly dynamic actor with excellent acting and singing ability; “Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny:” Male, 20-39, young, dashing, handsome aristocratic man who falls in love with Christine; contemporary high baritone/tenor, 2 octave range from A-flat to A-flat; Monsieurs Firmin & Andre: Male, 30-59, Firman: the hard money man; baritone with high E/F. Andre: charming with artistic temperament – baritone: high G with ease; the managers of the Paris Opera House; both roles require good instincts for stylish comedy; they are elegant yet often slightly befuddled and bumbling; “Carlotta Giudicelli:” Female, 30-49, a middle aged Italian coloratura soprano to high E, the archetypal Diva; prima donna of the Paris Opera; strong operatic singer with a good comic sense; “Madame Giry:” Female, 35-50, Ballet Mistress of the Opera Populaire; an ominous, stern, forbidding figure; mezzo soprano to high B-flat with no discernible break between head and chest; “Meg Giry:” Female, 18-29, should convincingly play late teens-early 20s; a young petite ballet dancer with a strong mezzo soprano to G; needs strong classical dance technique and excellent pointe work; “Ubaldo Piangi:” Male, 35-50, archetypal middle aged Italian operatic tenor, companion to Carlotta; range to top C; requires opera training; “Buquet:” Male, 50+, middle aged to elderly “character man"; the head flyman of the Opera Populaire. Bass baritone but required to sing to E. Equity Chorus Calls Nov 17 at 10am for Equity male singers & 2pm for Equity female singers at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th Fl., New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Be prepared to sing a 16 bars from legit musical theatre/standard opera or operetta repertoire, preferably in English. Do not sing pop or rock music. Bring your book of music with you, in case you are asked for a second selection. An accompanist will be provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Seeking male and female singers for all vocal chorus ensemble positions (tenors, baritones, basses, lyric and coloratura sopranos, mezzos and contraltos). Women should be sopranos (lyric or coloratura), mezzo sopranos, or contraltos, with strong legit musical theatre or opera voices; a range of character players. Men should be strong legit musical theatre or opera tenors, baritones, or basses. Two of the basses in the chorus must sing to low F; a range of character players.

'Die FLEDERMAUS (The BAT)' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 23 - Amore Theatre, Inc. is casting legit singers for male leads in Die Fledermaus, sung in English with full orchestra in full production. Rehearsals begin immediately and will be eves. and weekends; runs Dec. 17, 18 and Dec. 27-Jan. 1 in Manhattan. No compensation. Nonunion. Seeking—“Dr. Falke” (Lead): Male, 18-70, high Broadway baritone; elegant but with good comic timing; “Frank:” Male, 18-70, baritone or bass-baritone; gruff jailer with good physical comedy skills; “Alfred:” Male, 18-70, comic tenor with easy top; an over-the-top parody of the operatic lover; “Dr. Blind:” Male, 18-70, stuttering lawyer; character actor who sings. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit picture, resume, and any links to video or audio clips. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

 

CANTINAS VOICE PROJECT – NOV. 27 DEADLINE – MALIBU/LOS ANGELES - Cantinas Arts Foundation is seeking singers for the Cantinas Voice Project, a Christian a cappella group. Coordinator states: "This group was formed with a mission to magnify Christ while impacting our modern-day culture." Rehearses in Dec. 2016 for performances and video releases beginning in Jan. 2017 in the Malibu CA area. Payment information will be given out at callbacks, but singers will be paid for each rehearsal and performance. Seeking—A Cappella Group Member (Supporting): Males & Females, 18-25, Payment information will be given out at callbacks, but singers will be paid for each rehearsal and performance. Seeking talent from Malibu, Los Angeles CA. Submit a video audition on or before Nov. 27, 2016. For the audition, record the following: a brief introduction with your name, age, location, and voice part; first verse and chorus of a contemporary Christian worship song that best shows off your voice; first verse and chorus of a secular pop song (in a contrasting style and tempo from worship song); scales--sing through ascending and descending scales to demonstrate your full range. (Use a piano, or an accompanist). If you have vocal percussion abilities, prepare a one-minute routine with contrasting rhythms and feels. Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo, and then email the link to contact@cantinas.org. Video auditions due Nov. 27; in-person callbacks Nov. 29-Dec. 1.

 

'The MAGIC FLUTE' – NOV. 28 & 29 – SEATTLE - Seattle Opera is casting the opera, The Magic Flute. Project description: "A handsome prince and his comical sidekick are given enchanted musical instruments and tasked with rescuing the Queen of the Night’s daughter from a mysterious group of priests." Rehearsals begin in mid-February 2017. Performances run May 6-20, 2017, at Seattle Opera, in Seattle WA. Professional pay. Seeking—Three Spirits” (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 7-14, solo quality with substantial volume, unchanged boys voices, young girls sopranos and altos needed, advanced vocal training, steady tone, clear pitch, and ability to project the voice in a large theater, previous on-stage experience a plus, as is ability to quickly memorize the role in German. Auditions by appointment Nov 28 & 29 at Seattle Opera, 1020 John St, Seattle WA 98109. To apply, submit pix & résumés.

 

The KINSEY SICKS, AMERICA's FAVORITE DRAGAPELLA® BEAUTYSHOP QUARTET – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 30 - For over 20 years, The Kinsey Sicks have served a feast of music and comedy across the USA and internationally at performing arts centers, music venues, and comedy festivals in every kind of town imaginable. They've appeared Off-Broadway, released 9 hilarious albums, and are the subject of two films, one of which documents their critically-acclaimed Las Vegas run. Their award-winning a cappella singing, sharp satire, and over-the-top drag have earned them a diverse and devoted following. The Kinsey Sicks tours internationally throughout the year. Rehearsals are determined on an individual basis. Pay TBD. Seeking—Additional Member of The Kinsey Sicks: Male, 21+, Are you someone with a great voice and dubious judgment who is itching to fill in for various Kinsey Sicks members while they jet off to Moscow for clandestine, government-financed affairs? Someone smart enough to handle multiple a cappella roles, comedy, drag, improv, and life on the road - and yet stupid enough to want to do it with us? If that’s not you, but you have friends who perform, or who otherwise are exceptional talents who might fit well with the Kinsey Sicks, then please forward the following job announcement: The Kinsey Sicks, America's Favorite Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet, are seeking serious and skilled performers. We are looking for: 
* Substantial stage experience
* Strong musicianship (ability to sight-read is a plus)
* Great talent in comedy and comedic improvisation in an ensemble 
* Comfort with drag performance
* Ability to learn complex 4-part vocal arrangements in limited time
* Willingness to travel
* Willingness to chip in on some performance-related prep work
* Progressive politics, good communication skills, and the ability to work in a team.
A cappella experience is a plus but not required. Being part of The Kinsey Sicks is incredibly fun. You should be too. We want you to be as excited about what we do as we are. Seeking talent from Nationwide/Worldwide. TO APPLY: Send a resume, along with a headshot or recent photo, indicate your vocal range, plus any materials (ex: links to performance clips on YouTube, personal website, etc.) you think would help us see your skills to [Pending Approval]. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the group.

 

FREQUENCY A CAPPELLA – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - Frequency is seeking a new singer to replace a member who will be leaving Frequency A Capella. Rehearses weekly (usually Wednesday nights in Yorba Linda); performances run TBA in Orange County CA. Company notes: "The group exists to perform but also as a musical family. We take paid and contract gigs and will pay all performers in those cases, but the right candidate isn't in this for the money and paid gigs are just a bonus." Seeking talent from Orange County CA. Audition details will be supplied after contact as the exact audition dates are up in the air. Auditions are open until we find the right person. Frequency is an all-vocal (A cappella) band based out of Orange County CA and we have been entertaining audiences around SoCal since 2009. For submission and/or more info, visit backstage.com or contact the group.

 

STILETTA A CAPPELLA GROUP – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 1 - Stiletta is seeking a female tenor (lady bass) for rehearsals and four performance dates in 2017. Artistic Director states: "Stiletta is a NYC-based, all-female sextet combining pop leads, dance beats, and hip-hop choreography. In 2016, the ladies of Stiletta were crowned National Champions at the 32nd Annual National Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival, making them the #1 ranked a cappella group in the United States. In the history of the competition, Stiletta is the first and only group to ever 'sweep the Sweeps' by winning in every possible award category: First Place, Audience Favorite, Best Arrangement, and Best Original Song. This enormous accomplishment came on the tail end of having won First Place and Audience Favorite at the 2015 Mid-Atlantic and 2016 New York Harmony Sweepstakes competitions, as well as Best Vocal Percussion and Best Arrangement. Stiletta members also boast multiple Off-Broadway and voiceover credits; WAMMY and CARA awards; original cast recordings for 'Memphis' and 'Dora the Explorer'; a top rank at the Beatbox World Championships; and a half-decade directing the Single Singers at SingStrong A Cappella Festival." A handful of one-on-one rehearsals with music director will be scheduled in December; rehearses with group one-two nights/wk. in January 2017 and one night/wk. from Feb.-May; rehearsals will be held at locations in Hell's Kitchen and the Fashion District (days/times are scheduled according to all members' schedules) in NYC; performance dates: Feb. 10-12, 2017 in Long Island, NY; Mar. 18 in NYC; Mar. 31-Apr. 2 in Maryland; and May 19-21 in California. Seeking—Female Tenor (Lady Bass) (Supporting): 23-37, must be able to sing down to a low A2 (applicants will not be considered unless their range meets this requirement). Must have a solid sense of pitch and harmony and a strong solo voice. Ability to move/dance in heels a plus. Stage persona should match the image of the group (check out www.stiletta.net). Seeking talent from New York NY. Include an audio recording of yourself singing a pop/contemporary song (no musical theater).

 

'H.M.S. PINAFORE' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 13 - The Savoy Company is seeking leads, chorus, and backstage crew for H.M.S. Pinafore. Recruitment chair states: "The internationally award-winning Savoy Company of Philadelphia, the oldest Gilbert & Sullivan Company in the world, is looking for new members to stage 'H.M.S. Pinafore this coming spring. After three sold-out shows last year, we are thrilled to return Suzanne Roberts Theatre in Philadelphia and continue our longtime tradition with two shows under the stars onstage at the beautiful open-air Theatre of Longwood Gardens." Performs May 12 & 13 and June 9 & 10 in Philadelphia PA. Seeking—All Roles: 21+. Seeking talent from Philadelphia PA. Auditions for leads and chorus, along with interviews for backstage crew, will be held in early-mid January. Submit electronically for more information, to schedule an audition/interview, and to learn the locations. For more information, visit www.joinsavoy.com.

 

 

 

 

STAGE SHOWS:

'JOSEPH And The AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT' – NOV. 13 & 15 – FOUNTAIN HILLS - Fountain Hills Theater is casting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Project description: "Andrew Lloyd Weber’s musical retelling of Joseph and his coat of many colors. Joseph, his father’s favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams." Rehearsals begin Dec. 3. Performances run Jan. 27-Feb. 5, 2017 in Fountain Hills AZ. Shows at FHT often extend, so be sure to keep the following weekend of Feb. 9-12 open. No pay. This is a non-profit community theater that provides no compensation for actors. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 6+. Open Casting Calls Nov 13 at 6pm and Nov 15 at 7pm at Fountain Hills Theater (11445 N. Saguaro Blvd.Fountain Hills AZ 85268). Prepare16-32 bars of a song that best shows off their voice. Bring sheet music in appropriate key; no CDs. Dress to move for dance audition. Bring pix & résumés, if available. List of possible rehearsal conflicts. Singing from the script and additional dancing will take place at callbacks, if necessary.

 

'ANNIE Jr.' – NOV. 14 & 15 – SCOTTSDALE - The Don Bluth Front Row Theatre is casting Annie Jr., the classic musical for all ages. Rehearsals begin Nov. 13. Performances run Jan. 12-Feb. 18, 2017 in Scottsdale AZ. Stipend. Seeking—All Roles, 5+. Auditions by appointment Nov 14 from 6pm-9pm and Nov 15 from 6pm-9pm at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre (8670 E. Shea Blvd, Suite 103, Scottsdale AZ 85260; Theatre is located off the 101 and Shea in the Pima Crossing Center). Building is in the back Northeast corner, behind Sherwin Williams and Fight Ready gym.. Prepare a song of your choice and be ready to cold read from the script. Dress for movement. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

 

'GREASE' – NOV. 14, 15 & 17 – WALNUT CREEK - Contra Costa Musical Theatre is casting Grease, the musical. Project description: "It’s the original high-school musical, featuring all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including 'You’re The One That I Want', 'Grease Is The Word', 'Summer Nights', 'Hopelessly Devoted To You', 'Sandy', 'Greased Lightnin’,' and many more." Rehearsals begin February 2017. Performances run Mar. 31-Apr. 30, 2017 in Walnut Creek CA. Some pay. Seeking—“Danny Zuko” (Lead): Male, 16+, leader of the Burger Palace Boys, cool and confident, tenor/D-High B (good falsetto); “Kenickie” (Lead): Male, 16+, second in command, tough, surly, baritone/D to F-sharp; “Doody” (Supporting): Male, 16+, youngest of the guys, small, boyish, plays guitar, tenor/D-G (good falsetto); “Sandy” (Lead): Female, 16+, sweet, wholesome, naive and cute, 16+, soprano/A-D; “Rizzo” (Lead): Female, 16+, leader of the Pink Ladies, tough, sarcastic, hiding a vulnerable side, mezzo/A-C; “Frenchy” (Lead): Female, 16+, good-natured, but dumb, a dreamer, soprano; “Jan” (Supporting): Female, 16+, compulsive eater, loud and pushy except with boys, mezzo/B-flat to B-flat. Auditions by appointment Nov 14, 15 & 17 at Lareen Fender's The Ballet School (1357 N Main St, Walnut Creek CA 94596). To sign up, visit www.tinyurl.com/hpewrkk. Prepare 16-32 bars of an up-tempo Broadway or 50's rock song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided. No tapes or a cappella.

 

TYA TOURS – NOV. 14-16 - Two Beans Productions is casting Alexander is Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move (Rehearses Jan. 9-22, 2017 in NYC; tours Jan. 23-June 15, 2017) and Miss Nelson is Missing, (Rehearses Feb. 1-13, 2017; tour runs Feb. 14-June 15, 2017) two TYA Tours for Two Beans Productions. Rehearses in NYC. Pays $375/wk. Per diem provided when performing on the road. Seeking—“Alexander” (Lead): 18-25, female to play young boy; must be petite and boyish; seeking actors 5'4" or under; alto a bit Charlie Brown-ish; is an energetic six year old who speaks directly to and connects with the audience; Mother (Lead): Female, 18-35, seeking an actress 5’6” or taller; belt and strong mix; loving Mom; also plays several neighbors, and the grocery store owner Mr. Friendly; Father (Lead): Male, 18-35, seeking an actor over 5’9”; Bari-tenor; also plays Alexander's friend Albert, and an energetic neighborhood dog; “Nick” (Lead): Female, 18-25, Belt voice; tomboy-ish; nine-year old brother; Nick; also plays Alexander's schoolmate Audrey, and a neighborhood friend; “Anthony” (Lead): Male, 18-25, Bass-Baritone, Alexander's 11-year old brother, Anthony; also plays Alexander’s schoolmate Paul, and a neighborhood friend; Miss Nelson/Miss Viola Swamp (Lead): Female, 18-35, Mezzo/Soprano; the sweetest, nicest elementary school teacher who has her hands full with the kids of Room 207; and The mean, scary substitute teacher from hell; need we say more?; “Adam” (Boy #1) (Lead): 18-25, tenor; has a wild imagination and dark thoughts; clever, creative, smart, a leader, a mischief-maker, brave on the outside, a cream puff of the inside; “Cheryl” (Girl #2) (Lead): 18-25, Alto; a follower, silly, a girly girl, but wicked, sneaky, can hold her own, a tattle-tale, a worrier, scares easily; Pop Hanson/Mr. Blanford/Detective McSmogg (Lead): Male, 18-35, Bari-tenor; Pop Hanson the Janitor at The Horace B. Smedley Elementary School; he’s everybody’s friend, and loves the students; and Mr. Blandsford (the nerdy principal who thinks he’s exceptionally fascinating; did we mention his collection of fascinating ball point pens?; and Detective McSmogg: an inept detective who fancies himself a modern-day Sherlock Holmes, with signature hat, cape and pipe; “Allison” (Girl #2) (Lead): 18-25, soprano, bossy, a leader, take-charge type, especially in times of crisis, smart, quick, no-nonsense, usually knows the answer, thinks for herself, presents a perfect image when the teacher is looking, a goody two shoes. Auditions by appointment Nov 14 from 10am-5pm and Nov 16 from 10am-5pm at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., New York NY 10018). To be considered for an appointment please submit a picture and resume PDF to: casting@romanuttiagency.com. You will be notified with an audition time and information. Auditions will be in Studio 1205. Open Casting Call Nov 15 from 10am-3pm at the same location. Check-in at Studio 1202. Monitor will arrive at 9am, Unofficial list will be honored, you must be present at 9am when the monitor calls the unofficial list of names in order to be placed on the official list. All actors must be available to audition, rehearse and travel from NYC. Both shows are musicals. All actors must sing. Each show is one hour in length. All actors will also be signed on as Assistant Stage Managers. Actor/ASMs are required to unload/load, setup and/or strike the set. No single piece of scenery shall exceed such proportions of height or weight as to make it impossible to be carried reasonably by two members of the company.

 

'The WIZ' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 15 - LiveArts is casting the African-American centric musical The Wiz based on "The Wizard of Oz." Rehearses fall, productions run through Feb. 11, 2017 in NYC tri state area. Must have a flexible schedule and be available for weekday matinee performances at 11am as well as Saturday evening performances. Pays $100 per show, food and transportation provided. No fees. Non-Union agreement. Seeking—The Wiz (Supporting): Male, 18-35; Addapearle/Eviline (Supporting): Female, 25-35; Glinda/Aunt Em (Supporting): Female, 27-35; Tinman (Supporting): Male, 21-30, Must be able to sing exceptionally well and dance. Seeking talent from New York NY. Audition instruction: Be prepared to sing a character song from the show and read a side from the script. For special video submissions please sing a song from the musical The Wiz. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

'NORTH POLE HIGH' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 15 - New Musicals, Inc. is casting North Pole High. Dan Margules, bookwriter/dir.; Rafi Nemes, music; Kristen Rea, lyrics; Company states: "What happens when Santa's teenage daughter starts dating a boy on the Naughty List? We are currently casting roles for two 16-year-old high school juniors, one mom, and one polar bear for a rehearsed staged reading of a work-in-progress draft of a full-length Christmas musical developed through the Full-Length Curriculum of the Academy for New Musical Theatre (ANMT), the academic wing of New Musicals Inc (NMI). The purpose of the staged reading is for the writers to hear the work out loud, in front of an audience, to find out which scenes and songs are working and which need more work. You do NOT need to be an actual teenager to play one of the high school students. Likewise, you do not need to be an actual polar bear to play the polar bear." Rehearses Nov. 17, 18, 29, 30, Dec. 1, 7pm-11pm, Dec. 3, 2pm-6pm (if you have to miss all or part of one or two rehearsals, that is understandable and we may be able to schedule around you); reading takes place Dec. 3, 7pm-11pm. All rehearsals and the reading will take place at New Musicals Inc in North Hollywood. Company states: "In accordance with Actors' Equity's Staged Reading guidelines, the reading will be an invitation-only event with no admission charged, not to be advertised to the public or reviewed by critics or used to solicit backers, and will not use sets, props, wigs, make-up, or costumes, and shall require no memorization or choreography and only minimal staging. Total time for rehearsals and reading combined is guaranteed to be less than 29 hours." Seeking—“Rudy Tutti” (Lead): Male, 16-32, the new kid in town. An outsider. Too cool for school. Hates being in the North Pole. Uses sarcasm to distance himself from his peers and a tough exterior to mask painful memories from a recent family tragedy; tenor/bari-tenor; “Tinsel” (Lead): Male, 16-32, half elf, half human. The only mixed-species kid in his class, torn between his natural jolliness and a need to fit in with his taller peers. Has ambitions beyond the toymaking lives of his elfin brethren that border on delusions of grandeur; baritone; “Mr. Polar Bear” (Supporting): Male, 24+, A polar bear. Also a dedicated high school teacher. Rap skills a plus; baritone/bass; “Mrs. Claus” (Supporting): Female, 30+, Kindhearted, warm, almost grandmotherly. Traditional, old-fashioned. Loving mother. Devoted wife. The woman behind the man, really. Comedic rap skills a plus; mezzo/soprano. Seeking talent from North Hollywood, Los Angeles CA. Email head shot, resume, your vocal range, any scheduling conflicts you have, whether or not you are a member of Actors' Equity, a video of you singing a brief song in the style of the show (Broadway/comedic teen pop), and your self-taped reading of the sides for the part you want to be considered for to auditions@northpolehigh.com.

 

'SPRING AWAKENING: The MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 15 - Topsoil Theatrics is casting an Upcycled Central Oregon mini-tour of Spring Awakening, the musical. A grounded, earthy, and raw quality will be brought to three local theaters in Bend and Sisters OR. Founder states: "John trained at NY's Circle in the Square Theater School on Broadway and took part of Town Hall's 'Broadway Rising Stars.' He found amazing talent and love in the outdoor mecca Bend OR. He founded Bend's first nightlife cabaret 'Cocktail Cabaret' and has starred in many local productions the past two years since moving from NYC. His hopes are to help professionalize theatrical arts here in Bend and match Ashland/Portland." Rehearses Nov.-Jan., with a holiday break; runs Nov. 2-18, 2017 (ten performances) in Bend and Sisters, OR. Minimal stipend provided. Housing can/will be provided by local talent involved in the show if needed for non-locals. Founder states: "There are also loads of rentals and sublets. Bend is an amazing outdoor mecca with loads to do." Seeking—“Wendla” (Lead): Female, 18-20, innocent; with every passing day, she grows more curious about the world around her and her changing body; both vulnerable and a willing participant in her evolution; explores her newly-found sexuality with Melchior. Vocal range top: E5. Vocal range bottom: E3. Note: Possible chest exposure; “Melchior” (Lead): Male, 18-20, a smart, headstrong boy who refuses to bow down to society's rules; an atheist and radical student; struggles with his intense feelings for Wendla and his awakening sexual urges. Vocal range top: B4. Vocal range bottom: G2. Note: Rear exposure; “Martha” (Lead): Female, 15-20, a schoolgirl who faces constant physical abuse from her father; she harbors a secret crush towards Moritz. Vocal range top: E5. Vocal range bottom: E3; “Moritz” (Lead): Male, 15-20, Melchior's best friend, a troubled student; he desperately tries to please his father, but always seems to disappoint him; his haunting sexual dreams and academic failures eventually drive him to suicidal thoughts. Vocal range top: A4. Vocal range bottom: C3; “Thea:” Female, 15-20, Wendla's best friend; a schoolgirl who tries to stay innocent and pure. Vocal range top: E5. Vocal range bottom: E3; “Hanschen:” Male, 15-20, a rather narcissistic schoolmate of Melchior's; he is comfortable with his own sexuality and uses his looks and intelligence to captivate Ernst. Optional doubling as Rupert. Vocal range top: D5. Vocal range bottom: A-flat2; “Anna:” Female, 15-20, a German schoolgirl and Martha's best friend; optimistic and a bit naive, she has a difficult time understanding Martha's trials. Vocal range top: C5. Vocal range bottom: E3; “Ernst:” Male, 15-20, a schoolmate of Melchior's; naive and easily manipulated, which allows him to fall in love with Hanschen. Optional doubling as Reinhold. Vocal range top: A4. Vocal range bottom: A-flat2; “Ilsa:” Female, 1520, Martha's sister, who was also abused and has run away from home to live in an artists' colony; she reaches out to her old friend Moritz in the last moments of his life. Vocal range top: E5. Vocal range bottom: E3; “Georg:” Male, 15-20, a clumsy schoolmate of Melchoir's; he is overcome with his feelings for his piano teacher; optional doubling as Dieter. Vocal range top: D5. Vocal range bottom: A-flat2; “Otto:” Male, 15-20, a classmate of Melchior's; he struggles with feelings he considers inappropriate. Optional doubling as Ulbretcht. Vocal range top: D5. Vocal range bottom: A-flat2; Adult Woman: 40-50, plays a variety of rigid adult roles. Characters include: Frau Bergman, Wendla's mother; Fraulein Knuppeldick; Fraulein Grossebustenhalter; Frau Gabor, Melchior's mother; and Frau Bessell, Martha's mother. Vocal range top: A4. Vocal range bottom: D3; Adult Man: 40-50, plays a variety of rigid adult roles. Characters include: Herr Sonnenstitch, the boys' teacher; Headmaster Knochenbruch; Herr Neumann, Ilse's father; Herr Rilow, Hanschen's father; Herr Steifel, Moritz's father; Father Kaulbach; Doctor von Brauspulver; Herr Gabor, Melchior's father; and Schmidt. Vocal range top: F4. Vocal range bottom: D3. Seeking talent from Bend OR, Seattle WA, Portland, Ashland OR, Los Angeles, San Francisco CA, Corvallis OR. Include a cover letter as to why you want to be involved. If contacted, an audio/video reel will be needed and/or YouTube channel or recent work. If you submit you realize this is a high-quality community theater production and pay is minimal. Founder states: "Bend is on the cusp of becoming a professional theater community." For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

 

EQUITY, 'CABARET' – NOV. 15 - Roundabout Theatre Company is casting Equity actor-singer-dancers for two available roles in Cabaret, a musical. Joe Masteroff, book; John Kander, music; Fred Ebb, lyrics; Rehearsals begin on or around Jan. 4, 2017; runs Jan. 10-Aug. 6 in NYC. Pays: $976/wk. Equity Short Engagement Touring Category 2 Contract. Emcee: 25-39, an androgynous, hyper-sexual entertainer who embodies Berlin in the 1930s. Seeking a superb actor-singer-dancer; “Sally Bowles:” Female, 25-35, English; a charming, slightly manic nightclub singer with a faint aura of desperation. Seeking an actress who sings and dances well. Equity Principal Audition Nov 15 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 16th fl., New York NY 10018). EPA procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief standard musical theater song. Bring sheet music for the accompanist. Bring pix & resume, stapled together.

 

EQUITY, 'The COLOR PURPLE,' B'WAY – NOV. 15 - Producers are casting possible future ensemble replacements in the currently running Broadway production of The Color Purple, with book by Marsha Norman and music & lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. The Color Purple is based on Alice Walker's 1982 novel. A Steven Spielberg movie version was released in 1985. Currently running on Broadway. Pays $1917/wk. Equity Production (League) Contract. Seeking—Squeak/Nettie Understudy: Female, 20-39, to appear in the onstage ensemble with a specialty as Squeak, Harpo's lover after Sofia leaves him. Also plays Nettie Understudy, who is attractive, adventuresome, feisty, educated. Needs a commanding actress who also have comic chops and a good singing voice with belt and soprano capability; featured ensemble; Pa/Old Mister Understudy: Male, 30-49, to appear in the onstage ensemble with a specialty as Pa (also known as Alphonso; Celie and Nettie’s stepfather who rapes and abuses Celie and gives away her two children), and to understudy the principal role of Old Mister; needs a commanding actor with a fantastic high baritone singing voice; featured ensemble; Church Lady/Shug Understudy: Female, 30-49, to appear in the onstage ensemble as a Church Lady (part of a trio of busybody types who love to gossip about the people of their town. They comment on the action throughout the show), and to understudy the principal role of Shug; Needs a knockout, Bessie Smith-style, bluesy singing voice; featured ensemble; “Buster:” Male, 20-39, appearance of a boxer; sense of comedy; small singing role; very much part of the Ensemble; Preacher/Mister Understudy: Male, 40-49, to appear in the onstage ensemble with a specialty as Preacher and understudy the principal role of Mister (Also known as Albert) a handsome, masculine, strong presence, dominating, capable of brutal behavior but also a victim in his own way; featured ensemble; “Adam:” Male, 20-29, Celie's son grown up. No text. This track will also cover a principal role; must be a fantastic actor who sings very well; ensemble; Old Mister/Pa Understudy: Male, 40-49, to appear in the onstage ensemble with a specialty as Old Mister (Mister’s father; needs a commanding actor with a fantastic high baritone singing voice; featured ensemble; Grady/Harpo Understudy: Male, 20-39, to appear in the onstage ensemble with a specialty as Grady and understudy the principal role of Harpo; must have a great bari-tenor voice; featured ensemble; “Olivia:” Female, 20-29, Celie's daughter grown up. No text. This track will also cover a principal role. Must be a fantastic actor who sings very well; ensemble; Church Lady/Celie Understudy: Female, 20-39, to appear in the onstage ensemble as a Church Lady (part of a trio of busybody types who love to gossip about the people of their town. They comment on the action throughout the show), and cover the principal role of Celie; Needs a great belt singing voice with lots of soul; featured ensemble; Church Lady/Sophia Understudy: Female, 30-49, to appear in the onstage ensemble as a Church Lady (part of a trio of busybody types who love to gossip about the people of their town; physically bigger but beautiful; comfortable being large and sexual, knows how to use her sexuality, great sense of humor, touching, vulnerable; featured ensemble; Female Swing #1: 20-39, this track covers the onstage ensemble and possibly a featured or principal role. Must be a fantastic actress who sings very well; ensemble; Female Swing #2: 30-49, to cover the onstage ensemble and possibly a featured or principal role; must be a fantastic actress who sings very well; ensemble; Male Swing #1: 20-39, to cover the onstage ensemble and possibly a featured or principal role; must be a fantastic actor who sings very well; ensemble; Male Swing #2: 30-49, to cover the onstage ensemble and possibly a featured or principal role; must be a fantastic actor who sings very well; ensemble. Equity Chorus Calls Nov 15 at 10am for Equity male singers & 2pm for Equity female singers at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 4th fl., New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief standard that can be interpreted as soulful, or a brief gospel-type song. Show singing range. A piano accompanist will be provided. Bring sheet music and a photo/resume stapled together. Note: 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, 'GYPSY' – NOV. 15 - Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Inc. is casting ensemble for Gypsy with book by Arthur Laurents with music by July Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Rehearsals begin Feb. 28, 2017; runs Mar. 23-Apr. 9 in Jupiter, FL. Pays $836/wk. Equity LORT B Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—Equity Ensemble Women (Chorus/Ensemble): 20-30, four singer-dancers for Louise (Hollywood Blondes), and perform in burlesque numbers in the second act. Strong dancers. Some comic skills very helpful. Very minimal singing. A few have minor expanded roles, such as Agnes (20) strong comic skills required, Marjorie May & Geraldine. Also two women play The Cow); Ensemble Men: 18-25, four young men who sing and dance backup for teenage June, plus join in the number "Have an Eggroll, Mr. Goldstone." Will double as small parts in Act I and Act II, plus some backup dancing in Gypsy's strip routine. Must be very strong dancers and singers. Comic timing preferred. (including Yonkers, Augie, L.A. and Stagehands). Equity Chorus Calls Nov 15 at 9:30am for Equity female singers, 11:30am for Equity female dancers who sing, 2pm for Equity male singers & 4pm for Equity male dancers who sing at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., New York City NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Singers: Bring picture and resume. Bring a song selection in the style of the show. Performers are welcome to sing from the show. Also bring both tap and character shoes in case asked to stay and dance. Dancers: Bring both tap and character shoes. Bring picture and resume. Also bring a song selection in the style of the show in case asked to stay and sing. Performers are welcome to sing from the show. 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, 'PHANTOM Of The OPERA' – NOV. 15 - Phantom Touring, LLC is casting Equity singers for possible replacements in Phantom Of The Opera, the currently running 25th Anniversary Tour Production. Andrew Lloyd Webber, music; Charles Hart, lyrics; Richard Stilgoe, add. lyrics; Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber, book; Gaston Leroux, based on the novel by (Le Fantôme de l’Opéra); Currently touring. Pays $1917/wk. Equity Production (League) Tour: AEA Production Contract. Seeking—“Christine Daae:” Female, 18-25, a beautiful lyric soprano; soprano voice that combines elements of classical and pop singing; she sings G below middle C to high E; The Phantom: Male, 18+, high baritone or tenor (w/strong low range) with a contemporary sound; able to sustain high G# with ease in full voice and high C-sharp in falsetto; looking for a truly dynamic actor with excellent acting and singing ability; “Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny:” Male, 20-39, young, dashing, handsome aristocratic man who falls in love with Christine; contemporary high baritone/tenor - 2 octave range from A-flat to A-flat; Monsieurs Firmin & Andre: Male, 30-59, Firman: the hard money man; baritone with high E/F. Andre: charming with artistic temperament – baritone: high G with ease; the managers of the Paris Opera House; both roles require good instincts for stylish comedy; they are elegant yet often slightly befuddled and bumbling; “Carlotta Giudicelli:” Female, 30-49, a middle aged Italian coloratura soprano to high E, the archetypal Diva; prima donna of the Paris Opera; strong operatic singer with a good comic sense; “Madame Giry:” Female, 35-50, Ballet Mistress of the Opera Populaire; an ominous, stern, forbidding figure; mezzo soprano to high B-flat with no discernible break between head and chest; “Meg Giry:” Female, 18-29, should convincingly play late teens-early 20s; a young petite ballet dancer with a strong mezzo soprano to G; needs strong classical dance technique and excellent pointe work; “Ubaldo Piangi:” Male, 35-50, archetypal middle aged Italian operatic tenor, companion to Carlotta; range to top C; requires opera training; “Buquet:” Male, 50+, middle aged to elderly “character man"; the head flyman of the Opera Populaire. Bass baritone but required to sing to E. Equity Principal Audition Nov 15 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th Fl., New York NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Be prepared to sing a brief song from legit musical theatre repertoire. Do not sing pop or rock music. Bring your book of music in case you are asked to sing a second selection. An accompanist will be provided. Bring a current picture and resume, stapled together.

 

'CLAUDIO QUEST' – NOV. 15 & 16 – ANAHEIM - The Chance Theater is casting a new musical comedy, Claudio Quest, which follows a very super hero, his less super little brother, and one butt-kicking princess, as the three embark on a mission to overcome killer eggplants, a love-starved platypus, and their own 8-bit existential crisis. Rehearsals begin Dec. 5; runs Jan. 27-Feb. 26, 2017 (Thurs., 7:30pm; Fri., 8pm; Sat., 3pm & 8pm; Sun., 3pm, with special performance: Wed., Feb. 8, 7:30pm) at Chance Theater in Anaheim CA. Pays $500-$1,000 total for the production run of 20 performances. Seeking—“Claudio” (Lead): Male, 18-35, handsome, charming, likable, perfect; the game’s perpetual hero; slowly crumbles into an existentially distraught mess; athletic build, strong actor, great mover; will spend a lot of time jumping and running in place; tenor; “Luis” (Lead): Male, 18-30, the accidental leading man; Claudio’s younger brother and the game’s perpetual second player; overlooked, overshadowed, and hungry to be on top; comic actor, good mover; will spend a lot of time jumping and running in place; bari-tenor; “Princess Poinsettia” (Lead): Female, 18-35, a pretty, pretty princess in distress; your prototypical ingénue with a cavalier attitude that disguises her secret insecurities; strong comic actor; also to participate in ensemble; legit soprano; “Princess Fish” (Lead): Female, 18-30, the accidental leading lady; Princess Poinsettia’s younger sister; spunky, tireless, and hungry for adventure; acts before she thinks, and never runs out of energy; great mover, comic actor; will spend a lot of time jumping, kicking and running in place. Belt with strong mix; “Bruiser” (Lead): Male, 25-55, a giant purple platypus; lovesick, depressed, homicidal; the game’s perpetual villain; very strong comic actor; also to participate in ensemble; baritone; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-45, a diverse group of complementary performers who will be extremely active in every scene and song, each person playing a number of featured roles; all voice parts, strong part singers, great movers. Open Casting Calls Nov 15 at 7pm and Nov 16 at 7pm at Chance Theater (5522 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim CA 92807). Seeking talent from Orange, Los Angeles, Brea, Riverside, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Corona, Yorba Linda, Tustin, Whittier, Covina CA. Prepare 16 bars of contemporary musical theater/pop-rock and a side as indicated on the theater's website. Bring a headshot, resume and sheet music, accompanist will be provided. For more info, visit http://chancetheater.com/auditions-2/.

 

ARTSPOWER TOURING MUSICALS – NOV. 15, 16, 29 & 30 - ArtsPower National Touring Theatre is casting the first four shows of the 2017 touring season. ArtsPower is in its thirty-first year as a touring theater company. The four shows are: Fourscore and Seven Years Ago – A Civil War Musical directed by Casey Pratt (rehearsals begin Jan. 2; tours until Mar. 12); Laura Ingalls Wilder, a musical on how the “Little House on the Prairie” books came to be written, directed by Andrew Dawson (rehearsals begin Jan. 13; tours until Apr. 9); Rainbow Fish, a musical based on the book by Marcus Pfiester, directed by Greg Gunning (rehearsals begin Jan. 17; tours until Apr. 30); and the premiere of a new show Biscuit, a musical based on the series of books by Alyssa Capucilli, directed by Greg Gunning (rehearsals begin Jan. 6; tours until June 4). Casting for the remaining shows of the 2017 spring season will take place in February. Fourscore and Seven Years Ago – A Civil War Musical: Rehearsals begin Jan. 2; tours until Mar. 12. Laura Ingalls Wilder: Rehearsals begin Jan. 13; tours until Apr. 9. Rainbow Fish: Rehearsals begin Jan. 17; tours until Apr. 30. Biscuit: Rehearsals begin Jan. 6; tours until June 4. Pays: $400 a week for actor/ASM; plus $55/day provided when touring. Note: All actors will be signed on as an assistant stage manager. As an ASM, all actors will have some light set-up and strike duties. Seeking—for Fourscore and Seven Years Ago – A Civil War Musical – “Lemuel:” African-American male, 20s or early 30s, talks to the audience, open and friendly, works at a general store in Gettysburg, passionate about wanting to join the Union army. Lyric baritone; “Jacob:” Caucasian male, 20s, a young Confederate soldier, passionate about the Southern cause, naïve and unsure, hides his insecurities by being a braggart, comes to deal with his racial prejudice. Lyric baritone; “Mrs. McIlheny:” female, late 20s or early 30s, a war widow, runs a general store in Gettysburg, friend and confidant of Lemuel’s, a Quaker, Jacob’s aunt, a pacifist, warm, intelligent, mix & legit; “Sgt. Hitchborne:” male, 20s or 30s, officer of the Northern Union army, a racist, strong, threatening, bigoted, corrupt, against African-American men serving in the Union army. Lyric baritone; Roles in Laura Ingalls Wilder – Growing Up On Little House on the Prairie – “Laura:” 20s, but can look younger (early teens), energetic, a tomboy, acts as our narrator, loves adventure and life out on the American frontier, sees her Pa as her hero, comes to write the “Little House” books. Mix/belt voice with some legit; Pa: 20s-30s, Laura's father, robust, loving, big-hearted, loves to tease Laura, a pioneer, Laura's hero. Lyric baritone; “Mary:” 20s but can look younger (late teens), Laura's older sister, intelligent, loving, goes blind due to illness, courageous but doesn't think she is, legit voice with mix; Ma: 20s-30s, Laura's mother, warm, intelligent, strong, loving, mix voice; for Rainbow Fish – “Rainbow:” female, 20s but can look younger (early teens), a naïve kid, confident she is the prettiest fish in the sea, a bit vain but still very likable, grows up. Mix/legit; The Shark/Green Fish: male, 20s, doubles as two characters. Green Fish is a young likable friend of Rainbow’s. The Shark is a 1950s greaser who sings rock and roll. Lyric baritone; Star Fish/Blue Fish: female, 20s, doubles as two characters. Blue Fish is a young likable friend of Rainbow’s. Star Fish is a movie star who is a vain, self-involved celebrity. Mix; The Narrator: female, talks to the audience, fun-filled, spirited, energetic, clever, guides the audience and Rainbow on her journey to self-discovery. Mix/legit; for Biscuit – “Biscuit:” female, 20s but can look younger, a lovable puppy, sweet, naïve’, wants to learn and grow up fast but her over-enthusiasm can sometimes get her into trouble. Mix & legit; Little Girl: female, 20s but can look younger, Biscuit’s owner, acts as our narrator, young but mature for her age, sensible, warm, loves Biscuit very much. Mix & legit; Mike/Sam/Others: one actor doubles in many different parts such as a young boy, a policeman, a bragging fun-loving dog; needs a very versatile musical theatre performer, some dance experience a plus. Lyric baritone; Maggie/Daisy/Others: one actress doubles in many different parts such as a young girl, a librarian, a well-groomed cat; needs a very versatile musical theatre performer. Legit & mix. Open Casting Calls Nov 15 from 10am-3pm, Nov 16 from 10am-3pm and Nov 30 from 10am-4pm for singing actors; Nov 29 from 10am-2pm for African-American men only at Nola Studios (250 W. 54th St., 11th Fl., New York NY 10019). Prepare a brief full song. Standard musical theater preferred. No pop/rock. Bring sheet music in correct key. Accompanist will be provided. Sides from all the plays will be provided at the auditions. Bring three pix & resumes for three directors. For more information, visit www.artspower.org.

 

'FOURSCORE and SEVEN YEARS AGO: A CIVIL WAR MUSICAL,' TOUR – NOV. 15, 16, 29 & 30 - ArtsPower National Touring Theatre is casting African American men for the lead role for the tour of Fourscore and Seven Years Ago: A Civil War Musical, a musical by ArtsPower National Touring Theatre, now in its 31st year as a touring theater company. Rehearsals begin Jan. 2, 2017; tours nationally until March 12. Pays: $400/wk. per actor/ASM, plus $55/day provided when touring. Note: All actors will be signed on as an assistant stage managers. As an ASM, all actors will have some light set-up and strike duties. Seeking—“Lemuel” (Lead): Male, 18-35, African American male; 20s-early 30s; open and friendly; works at a general store in Gettysburg; befriends a young Confederate soldier; passionate about wanting to join the Union army; talks to the audience; lyric baritone. Open Casting Calls Nov 15 from 10am-3pm, Nov 16 from 10am-3pm and Nov 30 from 10am-4pm for all roles in the season; Nov 29 from 10am-2pm for the role of Lemuel only at Nola Studios (250 W. 54th St., 11th fl., New York NY 10019). Prepare a brief full song. Standard musical theater preferred. No pop or rock. Bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. Sides from the play will be provided at the audition. Bring two pix & resumes, stapled together. For more info, visit www.artspower.org.

 

'SISTER ACT' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 16 - White Plains Performing Arts Center is seeking video submissions for roles of EDDIE and TJ ONLY! Do not submit for the role if you already have or have auditioned for the production already. Alan Menken, music; Glenn Slater, lyrics; Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner, book; Douglas Carter Beane, additional book material; Rehearsals begin the week of Nov. 21 (with break for Thanksgiving); tech runs Dec. 10-15; runs Dec. 16-18, Dec. 22-23, Dec. 27-30, and Jan. 6-8, 2017 (3-5 performances/wk. for 14 total performances) at White Plains Performing Arts Center11 City Place, 3rd fl. (City Center) in White Plains NY (35 min. from NYC via train/car). Rehearsals will begin in NYC then transfer to the venue for tech week. Rehearsals are within the 10am-5pm. range until tech week where it will switch to evenings 5pm-10pm. Bring any and all conflicts to the auditions. Pays $342/wk. for AEA actors (Equity LOA contract, pending approval); $1,080- $1,500 flat fee for nonunion performers (based on role) plus EMC points. Seeking—“Eddie Souther” (Lead): Male, 25-35, the desk chief at the Philadelphia police station and a high school classmate of Deloris who helps get her into hiding; vocal range: A-flat2 to B4; “TJ” (Supporting): Male, 18-30, Curtis’s nephew and one of his thugs; deft and cognizant of the fact, constantly in a state of ignorant bliss; vocal range: D-flat3 to E-flat5. Seeking talent from New York NY. Please submit a Video to auditions@wppac.com with headshot and resume. You must be available by the first week of rehearsal to be considered for the show. Videos must have you singing with accompaniment ideally from the show. Note: we are seeking 2 roles ONLY. Please let us know if you are available for callbacks Wed Nov 9 and if not when you are should be we be interested.

 

EQUITY, 'The BATTLES' – NOV. 16 DEADLINE - The Battles Musical LLC is seeking Equity actor-singers for five available roles. Synopsis: After 20 years of seclusion in Milan, Leonardo da Vinci returns with his assistant Salai to his native Florence in hopes of rebuilding his reputation and coffers thanks to lucrative commissions from the Gonfaloniere Piero Soderini. Unfortunately, he quickly learns he is returning to a city that has not yet finished whispering accusations of his being a sodomite, and ruled by a leader more interested in using da Vinci to pursue his own military ends than inspiring da Vinci’s art. Leonardo finds himself in battle not only against his own emotional and physical desires, but also with the upstart Michelangelo Buonarotti, a sculptor whose ego is only surpassed by his genius, and whom Soderini matches against da Vinci in an artistic battle for the hearts of the Florentine people. In order to maintain propriety, da Vinci shuns Salai’s romantic advances, causing a rift between the two that Michelangelo is quick to take advantage of in his pursuit of being declared the greatest artist in the world. Life, art, and deception then fold in on themselves as these three men struggle with each other and their own inner demons to find their worth as artists, lovers, and men. Ned Massey, writer; Rehearsals begin Dec. 12, 2016; opens on/about Jan. 25, 2017; closes Feb. 4 in NYC. Pays: $200/wk. Under both 29-hour reading and Equity Showcase Code. Seeking—“Salai:” 18+, seeking actor 18+ to play 17-18; male, African-American, Latino, or Asian. Tenor. Salai is Leonardo da Vinci’s impish and impudent assistant; Salai is a charmer, a trickster, and an entertainer; Niccolo Machiavelli/Ensemble: 25-34, feminine/androgynous, any ethnicity, late 20s-early 30s; alto. A senior advisor in the Florentine government, Machiavelli is a student of power; he prizes logic over emotion, and the stability and success of the city-state above all else; he is witty and acerbic, with a sharp sense of humor; Note: Though the character is male, the theatricality of the production (with a diverse cast playing white historical figures, for example) will allow the actor playing Machiavelli to embody the role without necessarily "performing" gender. Women, gender fluid, non-binary, gender nonconforming, and/or transgender actors are strongly encouraged to attend the audition; Ensemble Baritone: Male, 34-39, male, any ethnicity, mid- to late 30s; baritone. Ensemble members will play numerous roles in the production, including Florentine artists (such as Botticelli), townspeople, the Milanese nobleman Giralamo Melzi, his son Francesco Melzi, and the barbaric General of the Papal Armies, Cesar Borgia. Seeking strong singers and dynamic actors who move well; Ensemble Bari-Tenor: Male, 34-39, male, any ethnicity, mid- to late 30s; bari-tenor. Ensemble members will play numerous roles in the production, including Florentine artists (such as Botticelli), townspeople, the Milanese nobleman Giralamo Melzi, his son Francesco Melzi, and the barbaric General of the Papal Armies, Cesar Borgia. Seeking strong singers and dynamic actors who move well; Ensemble Alto: Female, 30-49, female, 30s-40s, any ethnicity; alto or mezzo with good ensemble blend and extended lower range. Ensemble members will play numerous roles in the production, including Florentine artists (such as Botticelli), townspeople, the Milanese nobleman Giralamo Melzi, his son Francesco Melzi, and the barbaric General of the Papal Armies, Cesar Borgia. Seeking strong singers and dynamic actors who move well. Seeking talent from New York NY. Email or mail picture and resume ASAP. Deadline for receipt is Nov. 16. Mark submissions: "The Battles [Role___]/NYC Appointment Submission." Submit to submissions@michaelcassara.net or Michael Cassara Casting, 333 W. 39th St., Suite #800, New York NY 10018. NYC auditions to be held on an upcoming date TBD by appointment only.

 

'The SECRET GARDEN' – NOV. 16 DEADLINE - Denver Center for the Performing Arts is casting adult actors for various roles in The Secret Garden, a musical. Marsha Norman, book & lyrics; Lucy Simon, music; Rehearsals begin Mar. 14, 2017; previews begin Apr. 21; runs Apr. 28-May 28 in Denver CO. Pays: $861/wk. current min. Equity LORT B Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—“Archibald Craven:” Male, 37-45, lyric baritone middle D-high A. The wealthy, brooding master of Misselthwaite Manor who suffers from a crooked spine and a broken heart. Standard British dialect; “Lily Craven:” Female, 25-33, soprano low B-flat to high B. This role to be preferably be cast as a person of color. Archie’s beloved, deceased wife. Described by all who knew her as the gentlest, sweetest, and most beautiful of women, Lily benevolently haunts Misselthwaite Manor, watching over her unhappy husband, son, and niece. Standard British dialect; “Dr. Neville Craven:” Male, 35-43, baritone middle C to high F-sharp. The officious and stuffy younger brother of Archibald Craven. A medical doctor who has given up his practice to manage the estate and to look after his brother’s invalid son, Colin. Standard British dialect; “Martha:” Female, 20-23, alto/mezzo low F-high D. A chambermaid at Misselthwaite Manor attending to Mary. Warm, goodhearted Martha is “a sturdy Yorkshire girl” whose charming frankness and plucky approach to life is an inspiration and comfort to her young friend. Yorkshire dialect; “Mrs. Medlock:” Female, 55-65, any vocal type. The sturdy and intimidating housekeeper of Misselthwaite Manor. A very competent and severe woman who runs the household with little warmth or flexibility. Yorkshire dialect; “Ben Weatherstaff:” Male, 55-65, baritone middle C-high D-sharp. This role preferably to be cast as a person of color. Greatly prefer an actor of color for this role. Gardener at Misselthwaite. Loyal servant of many years standing who dearly loved the late Lily. Cantankerous and charming, Ben has an appealing wisdom and gentle soul. Yorkshire dialect; “Captain Albert Lennox:” Male, 35-45, lyric baritone, middle D-high G. This role to be preferably cast as a person of color. A captain in the British military and Mary’s late father. Appears in flashback and as a Dreamer (ghost). A loving father, if a little removed. Standard British dialect; “Rose Lennox:” Female, 30-36, mezzo-soprano low B-flat to high B-flat. This role to be preferably cast as a person of color. Mary’s mother, Lily’s sister. Beautiful, vain and judgmental. In life, lacking in maternal qualities. Appears in flashback and as a Dreamer (ghost). Rose disapproves of Lily’s choice to marry a “hunchback.” Standard British dialect; The Fakir: Male, 30-43, can be East Indian. Tenor, middle G-sharp to high C. Indian mystic/servant in the Lenox household, now deceased. Appears throughout the show as a Dreamer (ghost). Requires a traditional Middle Eastern vocal style. Excellent mover. Indian dialect; “Ayah:” Female, 30-43, can be East Indian. Mezzo-soprano low B-flat to high B-flat. Mary's kindly Indian nanny and main caregiver, now deceased appears throughout as a Dreamer (ghost). Excellent mover. Indian dialect; “Lieutenant Ian Shaw:” Male, 18+, lyric baritone low B-flat to high G. An officer serving with Captain Lennox in India, now deceased; appears in flashback and as a Dreamer (ghost) throughout. Standard British dialect; “Major Holmes:” Male, 30-46, bass-baritone low F-sharp to high F. An officer serving with Captain Lennox in India, now deceased; appears in flashback and as a Dreamer (ghost) throughout. Standard British dialect; Claire Holmes/Mrs. Winthrop: Female, 35-46, soprano low A to high B-flat. Major Holmes' wife, now deceased; appears in flashback and as a Dreamer (ghost) throughout. Doubles as the Headmistress Mrs. Winthrop, who is as humorless as she is strict. Standard British dialect; “Alice:” Female, 30-39, soprano middle C to high B-flat. Rose’s friend. A well-to-do lady. Appears in flashback and as a Dreamer (ghost) throughout. Standard British dialect; Ensemble: Males & Females, 18+, all vocal types. “Dreamers” consist of Mary’s parents, staff and friends in colonial India, all of whom died in a cholera epidemic. They appear as individuals and as a “Greek chorus”, commenting on events for the living, and in flashbacks to their lives in England and India. They are all watching over Mary. Collectively they form the vocal ensemble. Standard British dialect. Seeking talent from New York NY. NYC auditions by appointment Dec. 5-9. For consideration, mail pix & resume to: Elissa Myers Casting; 250 W. 54th St.; 10th fl.; ATTN: The Secret Garden, Role of; New York NY 10019. Mark submissions: The Secret Garden [Adult Role of]/NYC Appointment Equity Submission. Seeking submissions from Equity members only. Equity members must submit themselves directly in order to be considered via this posting (no agent or third-party submissions). Deadline for submissions is Nov. 16. Submissions received after Nov. 16 will not be considered.

 

EQUITY, 'ESCAPE To MARGARITAVILLE' – NOV. 16 - La Jolla Playhouse is seeking actor-singers for various roles in Escape to Margaritaville, a musical. Jimmy Buffett, music & lyrics; Greg Garcia & Mike O’Malley, book; Rehearsals begin Mar. 28, 2017; runs May 9-June 25; possible two-week extension until July 9 in La Jolla, CA. Pays: $861/wk. Equity LORT B Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—“Tully” (Lead): Male, 27-39, charming, handsome, and funny, and, at first glance, callow. Tully is a smooth-talking, self-deprecating playboy, reminiscent of a young Harrison Ford. Great singer. Guitar skills are useful; “Rachel” (Lead): Female, 27-33, intense, super smart, and a loyal friend. Has a constant eye on the future. Great singer; “Brick” (Lead): Male, 30-39, oafish with a big heart and a good friend to Tully. The Lenny to Tully’s George. Not the brightest bulb, but sensitive and thoughtful. Great singer; “Tammy” (Lead): Female, 30-39, big-boned, cheerful, and always ready for a good time, Tammy is a loyal friend to Rachel. Great singer; “Marley” (Lead): Male, 40-49 no-nonsense and assertive with an island accent. She runs the resort and keeps everyone in check, but clearly cares about her employees, her customers, and J.D., an older island denizen. Great singer; “J.D.” (Lead): Male, 60-79, a funny, endearing older man who always has a parrot on his shoulder. He’s losing his vision and his hearing, but won’t acknowledge it. Must sing some. Equity Principal Audition Nov 16 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 17th fl., New York NY 10018). EPA procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity monitor will be provided. Prepare a short pop song or a song in the style of Jimmy Buffett. Bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Bring pix & resume, stapled together.

 

'A FAIRY LONG CHRISTMAS LIST' – NOV. 17 – DUBLIN - The Irish Fairy Door Company is casting our original Christmas show, A Fairy Long Christmas List. Rehearsals begin Nov. 28, in Dublin, IRELAND. Performances run Dec. 20-24, in Dublin, IRELAND. Some pay. Seeking—All Roles (Supporting): Males & Females, 20-27, the female will be required to sing. Audition by appointment Nov 17 Dublin, County Dublin. To apply, submit pix & résumés. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

'The SECRET GARDEN' – NOV. 17 – BELMONT - Notre Dame de Namur is casting The Secret Garden for NDNU's Spring 2017 Musical Arts OnStage. Project description: "When young Mary Lennox loses her parents to a cholera outbreak in India, she is sent to live with her uncle, hermit Archibald Craven, who lives in an imposing, secluded manor on the British heath. Inside the haunting house upon the hill, Mary finds a reclusive, long-suffering collection of souls. When Mary discovers her Aunt Lily’s hidden garden, locked shot and overgrown with vines, stubborn Mary is determined to revive the beauty that once was. Surrounded by spirits from the past, who both warn and welcome her, determined Mary begins to peel away the layers of sadness that cover the house and the garden, showing us the power that ‘one small girl’ can have when she ‘wants things to grow.’" Performances to be held late February to mid-March 2017, in Belmont CA. Seeking—“Mary Lennox” (Lead): Female, 18+, Soprano; “Archibald Craven” (Lead): Male, 18+, Baritone; “Lily” (Supporting): Female, 18+, Soprano; “Dr. Neville Craven” (Supporting): Male, 18+, Baritone; “Martha” (Supporting): Female, 18+, Mezzo-Soprano; “Dickon” (Supporting): Male, 18+, Tenor. Audition by appointment Nov 17 at 6:30pm at NDNU Taube Center (1500 Ralston Ave, Belmont CA 94002). Prepare one song. For appointment, visit backstage.com

 

EQUITY, 'ROMAN HOLIDAY' – NOV. 17 - RH on Broadway LLC is casting Equity singers who move well for Roman Holiday. Cole Porter, music-lyrics; Kathy Speer, Terry Grossman, and Paul Blake, book; Rehearsals begin Apr. 10, 2017 in NYC; rehearsals begin May 8, 2017 in San Francisco CA; runs May 23-June 18, 2017 at Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco CA. Pays $1917/wk. Equity Production (League) Agreement. Seeking—Ensemble: 20-39, extremely strong singer-actors, who move well, to portray various ensemble roles, including: citizens of Rome, reporters, party goers, police officers and foreign dignitaries; understudies for principal roles will come from the male and female ensemble. Equity Chorus Calls Nov 17 at 10am for Equity female singers who move well & 2pm for Equity male singers who move well at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave, 16th Fl., New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare 16 bars of a song in the style of the show (standards, traditional music theatre, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin etc.) No contemporary music theatre songs will be accepted. No a cappella auditions will be accepted. A pianist will be provided. Bring sheet music in the correct key. Bring a picture/resume to auditions.

 

EQUITY, 'PHANTOM Of The OPERA' – NOV. 17 - Phantom Touring, LLC is casting Equity singers for possible replacements in Phantom Of The Opera, the currently running 25th Anniversary Tour Production. Andrew Lloyd Webber, music; Charles Hart, lyrics; Richard Stilgoe, add. lyrics; Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber, book; Gaston Leroux, based on the novel by (Le Fantôme de l’Opéra); Currently touring. Pays $1917/wk. Equity Production (League) Tour: AEA Production Contract. Seeking—“Christine Daae:” Female, 18-25, a beautiful lyric soprano; soprano voice that combines elements of classical and pop singing; she sings G below middle C to high E; The Phantom: Male, 18+, high baritone or tenor (w/strong low range) with a contemporary sound; able to sustain high G# with ease in full voice and high C# in falsetto; looking for a truly dynamic actor with excellent acting and singing ability; “Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny:” Male, 20-39, young, dashing, handsome aristocratic man who falls in love with Christine; contemporary high baritone/tenor, 2 octave range from A-flat to A-flat; Monsieurs Firmin & Andre: Male, 30-59, Firman: the hard money man; baritone with high E/F. Andre: charming with artistic temperament – baritone: high G with ease; the managers of the Paris Opera House; both roles require good instincts for stylish comedy; they are elegant yet often slightly befuddled and bumbling; “Carlotta Giudicelli:” Female, 30-49, a middle aged Italian coloratura soprano to high E, the archetypal Diva; prima donna of the Paris Opera; strong operatic singer with a good comic sense; “Madame Giry:” Female, 35-50, Ballet Mistress of the Opera Populaire; an ominous, stern, forbidding figure; mezzo soprano to high B-flat with no discernible break between head and chest; “Meg Giry:” Female, 18-29, should convincingly play late teens-early 20s; a young petite ballet dancer with a strong mezzo soprano to G; needs strong classical dance technique and excellent pointe work; “Ubaldo Piangi:” Male, 35-50, archetypal middle aged Italian operatic tenor, companion to Carlotta; range to top C; requires opera training; “Buquet:” Male, 50+, middle aged to elderly “character man"; the head flyman of the Opera Populaire. Bass baritone but required to sing to E. Equity Chorus Calls Nov 17 at 10am for Equity male singers & 2pm for Equity female singers at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th Fl., New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Be prepared to sing a 16 bars from legit musical theatre/standard opera or operetta repertoire, preferably in English. Do not sing pop or rock music. Bring your book of music with you, in case you are asked for a second selection. An accompanist will be provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Seeking male and female singers for all vocal chorus ensemble positions (tenors, baritones, basses, lyric and coloratura sopranos, mezzos and contraltos). Women should be sopranos (lyric or coloratura), mezzo sopranos, or contraltos, with strong legit musical theatre or opera voices; a range of character players. Men should be strong legit musical theatre or opera tenors, baritones, or basses. Two of the basses in the chorus must sing to low F; a range of character players.

 

EQUITY, 'FROZEN' – NOV. 17, 22 & 29 - Disney Theatrical Productions is casting Frozen. Synopsis: From the producers of "The Lion King," "Mary Poppins," and "Aladdin" comes the beloved tale of two sisters torn apart and their journey to find themselves and their way back to each other. Based on the 2014 animated feature, the new Disney stage musical Frozen features a score by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, including their Oscar-winning song, “Let It Go,” and a book by Jennifer Lee, the Oscar-winning film writer and director (with Chris Buck). Rehearsals begin on/about June 12, 2017; July 22 travel to Denver CO; runs mid-August thru Oct. 1 in Denver CO. Pays $1975/wk. Equity Production (League) Contract. Seeking—“Elsa:” Female, 20s, reserved and hesitant, yet inherently regal, Elsa makes a stunning new Queen of Arendelle; strong belter; principal; “Anna:” Female, late teens/20s, optimistic, enthusiastic, and slightly disheveled Princess of Arendelle; strong belter; principal; “Olaf:” Male, 20s, a big-voiced snowman created by Elsa’s magic, Olaf is pure innocence. He is completely content to be anywhere, doing anything; bari-tenor; principal; “Kristoff:” Male, 20s, a human orphan raised by trolls in the forest, Kristoff is a self-reliant ice-cutter whose best friend is a reindeer, for whom he provides a voice so they can have conversations; baritone; principal; “Hans:” Male, 20s, the youngest of thirteen brothers, Prince Hans of the Southern Isles is a real charmer – as handsome as handsome gets; tenor; principal; “Weselton:” Male, 50-59, a chauvinistic, intolerant diplomat, the Duke of Weselton seeks any opportunity to get ahead; baritone; principal; “Young Elsa:” Female, 11, bright, poised, elder princess of Arendelle who adores her younger sister; soprano; principal; “Young Anna:” Female, 8, energetic, free-spirited younger princess of Arendelle who dotes on every word and movement of Elsa; soprano; principal. Equity Principal Auditions Nov 17 from 10am-6pm at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York City NY 10018); Nov 29 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 16th fl., New York NY 10018); and Nov 22 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York City NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a short, contemporary musical theatre song. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring picture and resume. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

 

'HAIR' – NOV. 18 – ARLINGTON HEIGHTS - Metropolis Performing Arts Centre is casting Hair, a musical. Project description: "Hair tells the story of the 'tribe', a group of politically active, long-haired hippies of the 'Age of Aquarius' living a bohemian life in New York City and fighting against conscription into the Vietnam War." (Wikipedia). Metropolis is seeking a diverse cast of actors/singers of all genders, who are creative performers with heart and passion. There will be some nudity in this production, but not by all cast members. Rehearsals Mar. 27–May 8: Weekly rehearsals include 7pm-10pm Mondays-Fridays, 1pm-5pm Saturdays & 6pm-10pm Sundays. There is at least one designated evening off each week, selected at the director’s discretion. Tech Week May 9–17, 2017: Actors with multiple tech week conflicts will not be under consideration. Schedule is as follows: Tuesday 5/9-Thursday 5/11, 6pm-11pm; Sunday 5/14, 12noon-11pm; Monday 5/15-Wednesday 5/17, 6pm-11pm. Previews & Performances May 18–July 1: Standard performance schedule includes 7:30pm on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays; 3pm matinees on Saturdays and Sundays. Seeking—“Berger” (Lead): Male, 18-25, Rock tenor. A social activist recently banished from high school. An unrestrained animal. The leader of the tribe. High energy, athletic, wild. Strong presence and, though he may be a young man, he is looked up to; “Claude” (Lead): Male, 18-25, Rock tenor. The most beautiful beast in the forest. Smart, attractive male, with a playful side; a lover of life and the picture of a young man next door of the 60's. Strong actor; “Sheila” (Lead): Female, 18-25, Rock alto/belter. A second semester student and passionate protester from NYU who lives with Berger and Claude. Aspires to spread love. Loves Berger, but having Claude's baby; “Jeanie” (Supporting): Female, 18-25, Alto. A follower, not a leader. Incredibly sweet, understands Claude better than anyone. Wise, passionate, creative woman, who is pregnant with the tribe's baby. She has taken every drug, and takes care of the tribe. Ability to play comedy and drama well; “Crissy” (Supporting): Female, 18-25, Mezzo-soprano. A flower child mourning a lost love. The youngest female of the tribe; “Dionne” (Supporting): Female, 18-25, Alto/mezzo-soprano/belter. Sassy and lots of fun. Great with comedy and ad-lib vocals; “Hud” (Supporting): Male, 18-25, Soul/rock baritone/tenor. Speaks his mind and hopes you can keep up with him. High energy, spiritual performer with a strong voice and presence. A true tone setter that is a comfortable in any situation; “Woof” (Supporting): Male, 18-25, Rock baritone/tenor. A young animal. High energy, versatile. Great with comedy. Looks up to Berger and Mick Jagger; Tribe (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, Comfortable with dance/movement. Ensemble plays roles of Ronnie, Leata, Paul, Walter, Steve, Hiram, Suzannah, Mary, Emmaretta, Diane, Marjorie, Linda, and Natalie. This group will also portray various supporting roles including Margaret Mead, Hubert and others. Audition by appointment Nov 18 from 2pm-5pm at Metropolis Performing Arts Center (111 West Campbell Street, Arlington Heights IL 60005). How to Submit: Please leave us a message at 847-577-5982 x 6 with your full name, email, phone number, and desired audition time range. Please prepare 16-32 bars of a pop/rock song or a musical theatre song in the style of the show and a monologue. Prepared material should not exceed four minutes in length. An accompanist will be provided. You must resubmit a headshot and resume even if you have auditioned at Metropolis for past seasons.

 

'HOCKEY - The MUSICAL!' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 18 - ASOP Productions is casting an original production created and written by Mitch Albom ("Tuesdays With Morrie," "Duck Hunter Shoots Angel," "Ernie"), which was previously performed for a successful eight-week inaugural run at the City Theatre in Detroit May 19 through July 10, 2016. Producer states: "This is a return engagement with audience expectations high, as well as a new three-week tour through the state of Michigan." Rehearsals will begin mid-June 2017 (up to six days a week, days and/or evenings); shows begin mid-July 2017 in Detroit for four weeks, followed by three tour weeks in three Michigan cities through the end of August 2017. Compensation to be determined. Seeking—Stanley/Terry (Lead): Male, 40-65, must have comedic abilities and timing; strong, versatile singing; paunchy appearance; Canadian accent required; Guy/Jagger (Lead): Male, 20-40, must have comedic abilities and timing; versatile singing; knowledge of harmony and background; somewhat athletic; strong British and Russian accents a must; Song Policeman/Coach/Swede/Gameshow Host (Supporting): Male, 30-50, must have comedic abilities and timing; versatile singing; knowledge of harmony and background; strong British accent a must; will also be asked to provide a Swedish accent; “Dawn” (Lead): Female, 20-35, attractive, athletic appearance; must have comedic abilities and timing; versatile singing; knowledge of harmony and background; strong dancing skills; Dawn Understudy/Chorus (Supporting): Female, 20-35, versatile singing; knowledge of harmony and background; strong dancer; attractive, athletic appearance. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. All submissions from outside Michigan must include salary/housing requirement. Applications that don't include proper singing/acting/dancing demos will not be viewed. This is a musical comedy. Need to hear stage singing and see dancing and comedic acting. If these aren't available, please don't apply. Also need to hear accents if applying for roles that require them. Cover letters are requested. Kindly note your ability to temporarily relocate to Detroit and also be present at auditions either Nov. 15 or 17, 2016 in Detroit.

 

EQUITY, 'The DETROIT PROJECT' – NOV. 18 - Berkeley Repertory Theatre is casting Equity singers and dancers for the ensemble and to play featured chorus parts in The Detroit Project. Dates: Feb. 6-Mar. 16 in Berkeley CA. Pays: $861/wk. current min. Equity LORT B Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—“Dennis Edwards:” 18+, lead singer of The Temptations after David Ruffin; a vocal powerhouse with the ego to match. Also plays Straight Talk Fella and Delivery Man; “Berry Gordy:” 18+, the Chairman!; the founder of Motown and a man who needs no introduction; “Shelly Berger:” 18+, not your typical Motown manager; his quick wit and level head helps The Temptations achieve their success. Also plays Judge and TV Announcer; “Smokey Robinson:” 18+, The Temptations’ songwriter who put the group on the map; a legendary singer in his own right. Also plays Slick Talk Fella; “Richard Street:” 18+, an aspiring singer who stepped in at certain performances until becoming a full-fledged member later on in The Temps’ career. Also plays Offstage Gang and Lamont, Otis’ son; “Josephine:” 18+, Otis’ teenage wife who grows up fast; she takes care of their son while he’s on the road. Also plays Diana Ross; “Mama Rose:” 18+, Melvin’s mother, bold as brass. Also plays Women's Voices and Florence Ballad; “Mary Wilson:” 18+, a member of The Supremes who dated Melvin. Also plays Young Boy and Women's Voices; “Tammi Terrell:” 18+, a singer in Motown who had a tumultuous relationship with David Ruffin. Also plays Woman Voices and Johnnie Mae. Equity Chorus Calls Nov 18 at 10am for Equity female singers & 2pm for Equity male singers at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Be prepared to sing a Motown song. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together.

 

EQUITY, 'HERE LIES LOVE' – NOV. 18 - Seattle Repertory Theatre is casting Equity actor-singers for various roles in Here Lies Love, a musical. David Byrne & Fatboy Slim, concept & lyrics; Casting personnel state: “Multiple ethnicities are found throughout the population of the Republic of the Philippines from the migrant arrivals from China, Spain, Korea, and Southeast Asia, among other nations. Because of the specific world of the play, we are particularly interested in considering all performers to play Filipino and/or Asian characters. All must have great pop singing voices and move well." Rehearsals begin Feb. 20, 2017; runs Apr. 19-June 18 in Seattle WA. Pays: $861/wk. min. Equity LORT B Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—“Ferdinand Marcos:” Male, 20-39, Filipino; an intensely charismatic and masculine politician; seductive and sexy; Women: 20-39, characters are Filipina. To play various roles, including Beauty Pageant Contestants and Citizens of Manila, among others; Men: 20-39, characters are Filipino. To play various roles, including Soldiers and Citizens of Manila, among others. Equity Principal Audition Nov 18 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). EPA procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity monitor will be provided. Prepare a one-minute monologue and 32 bars of a musical selection in the style of Here Lies Love. Bring sheet music. An accompanist will provided. Bring pix & resume, stapled together.

 

'SPAMALOT' – NOV. 18 & 21 - The Resident Theatre Company is casting Spamalot for the Resident Theatre Company (RTC). The production will be produced in the new Knauer Theater for the Performing Arts in West Chester PA. Rehearsals begin Feb. 27 (Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm); runs Mar. 31-Apr. 16 (five shows per week, Thurs.-Sun., with possible added shows Apr. 5 & 12) at the Knauer Theater for the Performing Arts, West Chester PA. All roles are paid and housing will be provided for out-of-town actors. Equity members will be hired under an Equity Guest Artist Agreement, pending Equity approval. Seeking—“Sir Robin” (Lead): Male, 25-50, one of the Round Table Knights; described as “Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir-Lancelot”; singer and very good mover or dancer. Also plays Guard 1 and Maynard; “Sir Lancelot” (Lead): Male, 25-50, one of the Round Table Knights; over-confident and “Homicidally Brave”; proficient with many accents, and excellent comic timing. Also plays The French Taunter, Knight of Ni, and Tim the Enchanter. Ability to tap a plus, but not required; Lady of the Lake (Lead): Female, 25-45, extremely versatile vocalist proficient in many vocal styles, with impeccable comic chops; “Sir Galahad” (Dennis) (Lead): Male, 25-45, one of the Round Table Knights; very strong Baritone. “Dashingly Handsome” and arrogant; proficient with many accents including, various regions of England; mover. Also play Prince Herbert’s Father, and The Black Knight; “Sir Bedevere” (Supporting): Male, 30-50, one of the Round Table Knights; excellent comic timing; no solo singing; mover. Also plays Dennis’ Mother and Concorde; “Patsy” (Supporting): Female, 25-45, King Arthur's trusty servant/steed and constant companion; good dancer preferred, possible tap; character singer. Also plays The Mayor and Guard 2; Man (Supporting): 21-35, tenor, good mover or dancer with tap; good with accents. Plays Historian, Not Dead Fred, French Guard, and Prince Herbert; One Chorus Man (Chorus/Ensemble): 22-50, singer who moves; plays several small characters; Two Chorus Men (Chorus/Ensemble): 25-40, singers who dance; tap a plus; Three Chorus Women (Chorus/Ensemble): 22-35, typical showgirl types; singers and very strong dancers, excellent tappers. Should come to dance call to be considered. Auditions by appointment Nov 18 from 11am-6pm for singers and Nov 21 from 11am-4pm for dancers who sing & callbacks at Ripley-Grier Studios, New York NY. For an audition appointment, submit through Backstage. Include your headshot and resume, and the role for which role you would like to be considered.

 

'WONDERLAND: ALICE's ROCK N' ROLL MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 19 - Atlantic Theater Company is casting Wonderland: Alice's Rock N' Roll Musical. Synopsis: Carroll's beloved, poetic tale of self-actualization is brought to life with an eclectic, live rock soundtrack as Alice journeys through Wonderland in search of her own inner voice. Rehearses Jan. 30-Feb. 27, 2017; rehearsals are primarily on weekday nights (7pm-10:15pm) and weekends (10am-6pm) six days a week. Performances begin Mar. 4 and run ten weekend mornings from Mar. 4-26 (Mar. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19. 25, 26) and another twelve weekday morning performances (Mar. 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24). All performances, unless otherwise noted, are at 10:30 a.m. at Atlantic Theater Company’s mainstage, Linda Gross Theater. Travel stipend provided for four weeks of rehearsal; salary offered for one week of tech and three weeks of performance. Seeking—Roles: 18+, “Alice,” Cheshire Cat, White Rabbit, Caterpillar, Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts. Seeking talent from New York NY. All characters are also members of the band—seeking to fill roles with musicians-actors who can play rock instruments: guitar, bass, piano, drums, etc. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

ORIGINAL MUSICAL – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 19 - Brinkmanship Theatre is casting the development of a new original Irish musical. The process will involve 10 days in four sessions running late December-early February, in Dublin, IRELAND. All roles are paid. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): Male, 18+, must have exceptional physical awareness, experience in acting and puppeteering/working with masks, singing and playing an instrument will be a welcome asset. Seeking talent from Dublin, County Dublin. To apply, submit pix, résumés, & link to show reel. Selected candidates will be invited to a workshop on November 20, in Dublin, IRELAND. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

 

‘HOMELESS: The MUSICAL’ – NOV. 19 – PORTLAND - Dub Squad Music is casting Homeless: The Musical. Project description: "The staged workshop of this original musical takes a serious look at one of the most important issues facing your town, your country, the globe." Performances run Jan. 27-29, 2017 at the Clinton Street Theater, in Portland, or as part of the 2017 Fertile Ground Festival. Pays $100-200. Seeking—“Matilda” (Supporting): Female, 40-55, educated, escaping from an abusive husband, new to the streets, finding her power; Elder (Supporting): Male, 40-70, he's been living on the streets a long time, man of view words, wise; “Officer Smiley” (Supporting): Male or Female, 25-40, by the book, control issues; “Mr. Big” (Supporting): Male, 57-64, rich, privileged, wealthy Portland real estate developer; “PJ” (Supporting): Male, 20-30, homeless, mentally ill, good natured, speaks in a radio announcer voice when quoting songs, slightly intoxicated all other times. Audition by appointment Nov 19 from 12noon-4pm at Stonehenge Studios (3508 SW Corbett Ave, Portland OR 97239). To apply, submit pix & résumés. Actors will be required to sing. Bring pre-recorded music on CD or MP3, or be prepared to sing a cappella. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

'ENTERTAINING STRANGERS' – NOV. 19 - Entertaining Strangers Stageplay is casting Entertaining Strangers, an inspirational and uplifting musical stage play that tells how the lives of three very different people are changed through the words and songs of a "stranger" and his friends. Expected reading Dec. 15; production July 2017 in NYC. Compensation TBD. Producer states: "For leads, I am budgeting $50 for rehearsals and $100 for the performance; smaller roles will receive less." Seeking—Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, chorus will also serve as understudies to main characters; “Jesse” (Lead): Male, 18+, prefer a strong singer; athletic build; a persona that demonstrates great strength but yet has a "zen" like peace about him; “Damon” (Lead): Male, 18+, prefer singer but not necessary; slim build, with an antagonistic attitude; evil dressed up as good; “Cynthia” (Supporting): Female, 18-35, a queen of gossip; super bubbly personality; always smiling a mischievous smile; “Peter” (Supporting): Male, 45-75, singer preferred; older man who's retired and kind of drifting through life in unfamiliar territory; doesn't know how to fill his time; “Wanda” (Supporting): Male, 45-75, friend to Peter's late wife; strong singer preferred. Open Casting Call Nov 19 from 2pm-3pm at Michiko Studios (149 W. 46th St., New York NY 10036). Have a prepared monologue and song (if applicable) no longer than three to five minutes. Be on time. The last person will be accepted at 3pm. Very important to be on time.

'YOU’VE GOT DRAGONS' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 21 - Taking Flight Theatre Company is casting the musical, You've Got Dragons. Project description: "A gently humorous, reassuring story that will help take the worry out of childhood fears." Performances tour theatres in March & April, 2017, across the UK. All roles are paid. Seeking—All Roles (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, must have a passion for creating work for family audiences and be prepared for the vigour of mid - scale touring, playing a musical instrument is desirable, must have a strong singing voice, have experience of physical theatre and/or puppetry, be based in south Wales, must have driving license and willingness to drive on tour, BSL skills are also beneficial. Seeking talent from Cardiff, Wales. To apply, submit pix & résumés. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

 

EQUITY, 'HAIRSPRAY' – NOV. 19 – ST. PETERSBURG - American Stage Company is casting Equity actor-singers and actor-singer-dancers for various roles in Hairspray. Rehearses Mar. 28-Apr. 21, 2017; runs Apr. 19-May 14, 2017 in St. Petersburg, FL. Pays $562/wk. Equity SPT ref. to LORT Contract. Seeking—“Tracy Turnblad:” Female, 18+, mezzo, belt, outgoing, unstoppable, goodhearted with a vibrant, lovable, spirited personality. Loves to dance; “Amber Von Tussle:” Female, 18+, soprano, Bratty, selfish resident princess of The Corny Collins Show, despite her lack of talent; “Velma Von Tussle” Female, 18+, mezzo belt, a former beauty queen, Amber’s mother, and producer of the local TV teen dance show; Funny, biting, manipulative; “Penny Pingleton:” Female, 18+, mezzo, belt, Tracy's slightly dorky, devoted, neurotic and perky best friend; “Link Larkin:” Male, 18+, second tenor/baritone, a teenage heartthrob and one of The Corny Collins Show Council Members who falls in love with Tracy; “Motormouth Maybelle:” Female, 18+, alto or male counter tenor, or second tenor/baritone. The owner of a downtown record shop and a host on The Corny Collins Show; self-described as "big, blonde and beautiful;” “Seaweed J. Stubbs:” Male, 18+, tenor. A hip dancer. His dance lessons help Tracy get chosen for the local TV teen dance show. Cool, attractive, street smart, good hearted; “Wilbur Turnblad:” Male, 18+, baritone, Tracy’s goofy father; owns the Har-De-Har Hut joke shop and is still madly in love with his wife, Edna; Adores his family; “Corny Collins:” Male, 18+, tenor. Host of the local TV teen dance show. Handsome, charming, engaging, smooth; “Little Inez:” Female, 18+, high mezzo belt. Seaweed's younger sister, who tries to audition for The Corny Collins Show but is turned away because she is black. Spunky, tough, streetwise, outgoing, older than her years; “Mr. Pinky:” Male, 18+, baritone. Owner of Pinky’s Hefty Hideaway dress shop; The Dynamites: Female, 18+, three sassy singer-dancers, inspired by the Supremes. Equity Principal Audition Dec 19 from 9am-5pm (lunch 12noon-1pm) at American Stage Company (163 3rd St N, 2nd Fl. Lobby, St Petersburg FL 33701). For an audition appointment, submit photo/resume and preferred audition time. No phone calls please. AEA members without appointments will be seen as time permits. Prepare 32 bars in the style of the show. Singing from the show is encouraged. Sides will be provided at http://americanstage.org/auditions/. Bring picture and resume. Dance callbacks 6pm-9pm. Dancers can come straight to the dance callbacks. Acting callbacks will be held Dec. 20, 9am-1pm. Non-Equity performers may be seen as time permits when no other Equity member is waiting to be seen. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition. Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

[title of show] – NOV. 21 – LOS ALTOS - Los Altos Stage is casting [title of show] the musical. Project description: "Tony Award-nominated musical that follows long-time friends and writing partners Jeff and Hunter as they journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression. [title of show] is an upbeat love-letter to musical theatre and the joy of artistic collaboration." Performances May 25 - June 24 in Los Altos CA. Seeking—All Roles (Lead): Males & Females, 20-40. Audition by appointment Nov 21 from 6pm-10pm at Hillview Community Center, Room 15, Los Altos CA. A brief cold reading will be provided. No monologue needs to be prepared. Please prepare a contemporary song (32 bars of an up-tempo song, or 16 bards of a ballad.) and sheet music, as there will be a pianist present. No recorded accompaniment or a cappella songs. Actors invited to callbacks will perform readings and music from the script. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

EQUITY, 'BUDDY: The BUDDY HOLLY STORY' – NOV. 21 – CARLSBAD - New Village Arts Inc. is casting Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, by Alan Janes. Opens May 27, 2017 and moves to a second venue and runs July 3-Aug. 27 in Carlsbad CA. Pays $361/wk. Equity Special Appearance Level 2 Contract. Seeking—“Buddy Holly:” Male, 18-28, singer-songwriter and star from Lubbock, Texas. Buddy is intelligent, charismatic. Must play guitar, sing, act and have a real feel for rock 'n roll. Equity Principal Audition Nov 21 from 7pm-10pm at New Village Arts (2787 State St. , Ste. B, Carlsbad CA 92008; Entrance will be lobby doors). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare a Buddy Holly song of your choice; an accompanist will be provided, however you may accompany yourself if you wish to do so. 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.

'DRUNK MUSICALS PRESENTS: YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, JACK DANIELS' – NOV. 21 - KM Productions is casting for a monthly show Drunk Musicals Presents: You're a Good Man, Jack Daniels" to be featured at The West End Lounge. Seeking male/female singer-actors with great comedic timing. Lead actors will get drunk while simultaneously trying to perform highlights from a well-known musical. Guaranteed to be a fun night full of laughter, drinking, and great memories! Must be 21+. Rehearsal is TBA, and performance is Dec. 5 at 8pm at The West End Lounge in the UWS. Payment will be determined by actor's ticket sales (this is not a pay to play), bar tabs. Seeking—Various Parts (Lead): Males & Females, 21-30, strong actor-singers with great comedic timing; must be 21 and over, and be okay with getting drunk in front of an audience. Audition by appointment Nov 21 in New York NY. Please send headshot/resume/video reel to drunkmusicalsnyc@gmail.com for audition slot.

 

'MAN Of La MANCHA' – NOV. 21 – PORTLAND - Portland Opera is casting the opera, Man of La Mancha. Project description: "Don Quixote and Sancho Panza rise again to restore the age of chivalry, to battle evil and to right the wrongs." Rehearsals begin May 15, 2017, at The Hampton Opera Center in Portland OR. Performances run June 9, 11, 15, & 17, 2017, at the Keller Auditorium, in Portland OR. All roles are paid under American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) contracts. Seeking—Muleteers (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18-50, must be able to move well or dance, sing, and act, must be rough, ragged, outdoorsmen, criminals with a physical presence, movement is Flamenco inspired. Audition by appointment Nov 21 at The Hampton Opera Center (211 SE Caruthers, Portland OR 97202). Auditions begin with a dance call. Those who pass the dance audition will be invited back that evening to read and sing. Wear appropriate dancewear and shoes. If reading and singing, prepare an uptempo song or ballad from the traditional Broadway Repertoire (such as Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, etc.). No contemporary Broadway repertoire. Be prepared to sing “Little Bird, Little Bird” from Man of La Mancha. An accompanist will be provided. Prepare a one-minute dramatic monologue. Sides will also be provided. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

KIDS/TEENS, 'MADAGASCAR' – NOV. 21 & 22 – CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA - Pacific Repertory Theatre is casting youth performers in Madagascar: The Musical. Project description: "Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar." Rehearsals begin Nov. 28; Performances Feb. 2–26, 2017, in Carmel CA. Seeking—Alex the Lion (Lead): Male or Female, 8-16; Marty the Zebra (Lead): Male or Female, 8-16; Melman the Giraffe (Lead): Male or Female, 8-16; Gloria the Hippo: 8-16; Penguins (Supporting): Males & Females, 8-16. Auditions by appointment Nov 21 from 6pm-9pm and Nov 22 from 6pm-9pm at Golden Bough Playhouse (Carmel-by-the-Sea CA). Auditions limited to 2 minutes in total, consisting of one ‘rap’ or song excerpt and one monologue up to 1 minute each. Accompaniment will be provided. Please bring sheet music in appropriate key. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

 

EQUITY, 'The DETROIT PROJECT' – NOV. 22 - Berkeley Repertory Theatre is seeking Equity actor-singers for various roles in The Detroit Project. Dates: Feb. 6-Mar. 16 in Berkeley, CA. Pays: $861/wk. current min. Equity LORT B Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—“Otis Williams:” 18+, founder and last surviving original member of The Temptations; never the flashiest performer, but always the rock of the group; a stand-up guy, tough, with a big heart and deep conscience; “Paul Williams:” 18+, no relation to Otis, Paul was one of the founding members of the Temptations and the group’s resident choreographer; well-liked and kind, but unable to cope with his own demons; “Eddie Kendricks:” 18+, friends with Paul since elementary school, Eddie created most of the group’s vocal arrangements and served as wardrobe manager; outspoken; loved cornbread so much, they nicknamed him “Corn;” “Melvin Franklin:” 18+, loved his mama; the bass of the group and one of the first members Otis recruited; nicknamed “Blue” because of his fondness for the color, Melvin was incredibly loyal to the group and, particularly, Otis; “Elbridge ‘Al’ Bryant:” 18+, an original member of the group who didn’t last long due to his hot temper. Also plays Norman Whitfield, a writer of some of the Temps’ biggest hits, and Offstage Gang; “David Ruffin:” 18+, lead singer of The Temptations after Al, helped take the group to the top of the charts; as electric on stage as “lightning in a bottle;" maybe the most charismatic front man in pop music history. Also plays Guard. Equity Principal Audition Nov 22 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Be prepared to sing a Motown song. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together.

 

EQUITY, 'GOTTA GET A GIRL' – NOV. 22 - Producing Org TBD is seeking Equity principal dancers who sing for Gotta Get A Girl. Peter Charles Morris and David Caldwell, book-music-lyrics; Company notes: This musical follows the lives of three Vaudeville performers from 1935-1942. The piece is in no way a “send up”, camp, or satire. These three performers must be true triple threats. Rehearsas begin Jan. 2, 2017; runs Jan. 11-12 in NYC. Pays $1,000 + health and pension. Equity Staged Reading Contract. Seeking—“Gene Kendall:” Male, 20-25, a young, great looking guy with innocence; a leading man with a boyish quality; his character will most likely be bare chested in a towel with the possibility of a nude rear end showing (when he gets out of the shower); strong dancer in both tap and theater dance; strong High baritone; nudity may be required; Don/Donna Marco: Male, 20-25,  devoted to Gene; Don is gay but Gene doesn’t know this; Don is in no way effeminate; must be appealing and likeable; during the course of the play, Don dresses and makes up to be a young lady known as Donna; the character of Donna must be sincere and completely believable as a woman; it is not to be played with any camp or in a drag queen style; needs to be comfortable in female clothing and shoes and also able to dance in heels; strong dancer in both tap and theater dance; strong Baritone; “Debbie Ross:” Female, 20-25, very sunny and “goody-two-shoes” on the outside but a real Eve Harrington underneath; strong dancer in both tap and theater dance; strong belt with mix. Equity Chorus Call Nov 22 at 1pm for Equity dancers who are a triple threat at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 12th Fl., New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Women: Bring Character shoes with a heel and tap shoes with a heel. Wear a dance skirt or tap shorts. Men: Bring Jazz/character shoes and tap shoes. Wear slacks and a button-down or polo shirt.

 

'The CIVIL WAR...The MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 23 - The Showbiz Players is casting The Civil War...the Musical, a dramatic theatrical concert based on letters by soldiers and the enslaved and speeches by Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Rehearsals begin Feb 20; runs Apr. 28-May 6 at the Carnegie in Covington, KY. No pay. Seeking—Multi-Ethnic Ensemble: 16-65, strong singers; this is a strong ensemble show; there are many solo opportunities; the original script only lists a few characters but we aren't beholden to that. Seeking talent from Cincinnati OH, Covington, Newport, Bellevue KY, Lawrenceburg IN. Bring sheet music in the correct key and prepare 16-32 Bars from your best Pop, Gospel or Broadway selection. No monologue required. Acting ability will be determined by the "selling" of your song. There will be a dance audition for those auditioning as interpretive dancers. Character descriptions available at www.showbizplayers.com/auditions. Music is by Frank Wildhorn ("Jekyll & Hyde", "Scarlet Pimpernel", "Bonnie & Clyde"). He is giving us a new song for this production.

 

'ASSISTED LIVING: The MUSICAL!' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 24 - Compton & Bennett Inc. is casting a two-actor, eighteen character, 80-minute vaudvillesque musical revue Assisted Living: The Musical! Performances are TBD Fridays and Saturdays at 6pm, and Saturdays & Sundays at 2pm at the Starlight Ballroom in Leesburg Fl. Pay provided. Producer states: "Better than scale with bonuses." Seeking—Woman/Naomi Lipschitz-Yamamoto-Murphy/Computer Lady/Nurse/Country Club Woman/Poetry Lady (Lead): Female, 50+, ability to switch quickly between characters. Sing, sing harmony with man, sing in character. Some movement. Winning attitude. Some out of town dates likely. Seeking talent from Orlando, The Villages, Leesburg, Mount Dora, Ocala, Clermont FL. Submit pix and a video with singing. If you do characters, include video of those as well. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

'RIOT ANTIGONE' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 25 - Producers are casting Riot Antigone, a new take on Sophocles' tragedy, told from the perspective of a Chorus Leader and her all-female punk band, reminiscent of the 90's Riot Grrrl movement iconized by bands like Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, and Bratmobile. Seonjae Kim, book & lyrics-dir.; Seonjae Kim, Mori Einsidler, Erato A. Kremmyda, Jane Cardona, Jess Marlow, & Jaime Rossow, music; Runs Jan. 9-Feb. 10 (Mon.-Thurs. evenings, Sat. & Sun. daytimes) in NYC. Pays a $200 stipend for all artists. Seeking—“Antigone” (Lead): Female, 18-30, reads as 17; must be actor of color; strong moral compass, passionate and articulate; must be comfortable singing in the punk/grunge/rock style; vocal attitude and energy more important than singing training; enthusiasm for the 90's Riot Grrrl movement appreciated; “Ismene” (Supporting): Female, 18-28, reads as 14, any ethnicity; sweet, shy, and surprisingly brave; wants to stay safe; must be comfortable singing in any style; vocal attitude and energy more important than singing training; enthusiasm for the 90's Riot Grrrl movement appreciated; Chorus Leader (Lead): Female, 21-35, 20s, any ethnicity, charismatic frontwoman of a band and narrator; rocker and poet; think Kathleen Hanna, Patti Smith; must be comfortable singing in the punk/grunge/rock style; vocal attitude and energy more important than singing training; enthusiasm for the 90's Riot Grrrl movement appreciated; Riot Grrrl Chorus (Supporting): Female, 18-30, late teens-20s, any ethnicity; women who can sing in the punk/grunge/rock style; electric guitar/bass ability bonus; vocal attitude and energy more important than singing training; enthusiasm for the 90's Riot Grrrl movement appreciated. Seeking talent from Brooklyn, New York NY. Send all audition requests through the form at https://goo.gl/forms/NOfcGnWJ1Jnf6wq13. Upload your headshot and resume to Google Drive and share it with riotantigone@gmail.com as one PDF. Upload a short audio or video file of you singing to Google Drive and share it with riotantigone@gmail.com (optional).

MANHATTAN REP's YOUNG ADULT HOLIDAY VARIETY HOUR – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 26 - Manhattan Repertory Theatre is seeking actor-performers ages 8-17 to bring in their self-contained acts: performing an original ten-minute play, performing a monologue, performing a song, performing spoken-word poetry, performing a dance piece, or performing stand-up comedy, for Rep’s Young Adult Holiday Variety Hour. Brief tech rehearsal to go over production details before performance; performs Nov. 27 (2pm) at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, 17-19 W. 45th St., NYC. Non-Equity. No pay. There is no fee to participate. Seeking—Singer (Lead): Males & Females, 8-17, performer will present a song. Seeking talent from New York NY. To submit your act, submit: a detailed description of your act (monologue, song, play, poetry, dance, or stand-up), running time of your act, tech and lighting requirements, and your age and age of the members of your act, and the act team leader's email address. Casting personnel will get back to you within 24 hours as to your acceptance. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

 

'HAMILTON' EXPIRES NOV. 27 – LONDON - Cameron Mackintosh Limited, Victoria Palace Theatre is casting the musical Hamilton, winner of 11 Tony Awards. Lin-Manuel Miranda, music & lyrics; Project description: "The Broadway sensation, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, is a hip hop musical exploring the life of one of America’s founding fathers." Additions by appointment starting Nov. 7, in London, England. The musical run will start October 2017, at the Victoria Palace Theatre in the West End. Rehearsals start August 2017. Professional pay. Seeking—Singers: Males & Females, 20-39, must be able to rap; Dancers Who Sing: Males & Females, 20-39, must be versatile in hip-hop dance and all forms of contemporary dance, can sing well. Seeking talent from London, ENGLAND. Talent must have a valid UK/EU passport or already have a full working visa for the duration of the contract. Will not be auditioning the role of King George at these calls. Performers will be able to register for either singing or dance auditions, but not both. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

'MOST HAPPY FELLA' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 27 - Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre is casting Most Happy Fella, a musical. Project description: "From the composer of 'Guys and Dolls' comes the touching, dramatic, and intensely personal love story that blossoms in the Napa Valley. Frank Loesser’s most ambitious and romantic musical, The Most Happy Fella is filled with sweeping ballads, intense dramatic arias and tuneful splashy Broadway style numbers that will be re-imagined in a creative, scaled-down and personal presentation." Rehearsals begin Jan. 8, 2017. Performances run Mar. 10-May 7, in Chicago IL. Some pay. Seeking—Understudy for Tony (Supporting): Male, 40+, strong operatic baritone-tenor; “Joe” (Supporting): Male, 20-29, baritone-tenor. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

'BYE, BYE BIRDIE' – NOV. 27 – GLENDALE - Glendale Centre Theatre is casting Bye, Bye Birdie. Runs Feb. 17, 2017-Apr. 1 in Glendale CA. Seeking—“Albert Peterson” (Lead): Male, 29-35, young character leading man; charming entrepreneur, high strung, Still under the thumb of his mother; sings, dances with great comic ability; baritone; “Rose Alavarez” (Lead): Female, 27-35, Albert’s beautiful charming, but long-suffering fiancée. singer-dancer with great comic ability; alto; “Kim MacAfee” (Lead): Female, 15-20, to play 15 going on 16; sweet innocent and a bit self-absorbed in her own teen world. Singer-dancer; soprano; “Mrs. MacAfee” (Supporting): Female, 35-45, character woman; Kim’s devoted and lovely mom. singer with comic ability; mezzo-soprano; “Mr. MacAfee” (Supporting): Male, 35-45, character man; Kim’s high-strung father trying to deal with the angst of raising a teenage daughter; singer with great comic ability; baritone; “Randolph MacAfee” (Supporting): Male, 9-11, to play 10; precocious, practical and “wise beyond his years” smart son; sings well; “Mrs. Peterson” (Supporting): Female, 50-60, Albert’s long-suffering in her own mind, manipulative, needy overly-devoted mother; loves her “sonny-boy;” may sing/double in ensemble; “Conrad Birdie” (Supporting): Male, 20-29, rock idol, magnetic animal charisma who “has the moves” and knows it; sultry sexual machismo ala Elvis. Man of few words. Indulgent in his celebrity status; singer-dancer; rock hi-baritone; “Hugo Peabody” (Supporting): Male, 15-20, plays teenager; shy, awkward, sweet nerd of a guy in love with Kim; singer-dancer. Doubles in Teen Ensemble; “Gloria Rasputin” (Supporting): Female, 20-29, singer-dancer; doubles in Teen Ensemble; The Teens (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 15-22, assorted singer-dancers to play the teens of Sweet Apple, Ohio; young, innocent and caught up in the frenzy of “Fan fever” for Conrad Birdie; The Adults (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 29-40, assorted character singer-actors who move well to play Reporters, Parents, TV staff, Mayor, Mayor’s wife, Senior couple, Shriners, Bar customers, and Police. Audition by appointment Nov 27 from 10am-2pm at Glendale Centre Theatre (324 N. Orange St., Glendale CA 91203). For an audition appointment, visit https://castingmanager.com/audition/info/121. If you have any questions, call 818/244-8481 Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm. Prepare brief song in the style of the show or popular song from the 50’s era showing you range. You may also choose material from the show. No contemporary rock. Bring sheet music in your key. Accompanist provided. No tapes or mp3’s. Have a second contrasting selection available if asked. Callbacks by invitation only Nov. 29 & 30.

'REX & BOB's EXCELLENT MISADVENTURE' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 28 - Lewis Productions is casting Rex & Bob's Excellent Misadventure. Synopsis: Rex Harrison and Robert Preston, on their way to perform their iconic "Professor" roles in "My Fair Lady" and "The Music Man," share a taxi into work. They get into a fight, and then their taxi is struck by lightning. Both men black out, and when they awake, they find themselves trapped...in the other man's show! Rehearsals begin in December; opens Jan. 14 for a five week-end run at The Stage Door Repertory Theatre in Anaheim. Pays $240/wk. Equity Special Appearance Agreement available for the role of Rex. Nonunion pays $20/perf. gas stipend. Seeking—Rex Harrison/Professor Henry Higgins (Lead): Male, 35-55, as similar as possible to the real Rex Harrison in his portrayal of Henry Higgins; “Freddy Eynsworth-Hull” (Lead): Male, 18-35, Mama's boy with an intellectual level of a nine-year-old; must sing; high baritone range; Character Man 1 (Supporting): 18-60, will play multiple roles, must sing, ability to harmonize a plus; Character Man 2 (Supporting): 18-60, will play multiple roles, must sing, ability to harmonize a plus; “Wingstop LaRoo” (Supporting): Male, 7-15, think Ronnie Howard from "The Andy Griffith Show" or "The Music Man" film; must sing; Urchin 1 (Supporting): Male, 12-25, young street musician, must sing and harmonize; ability to play a wind instrument a plus; “Zaneeta Flynn” (Supporting): Female, 14-30, Mayor's speech-challenged daughter, must sing and harmonize; will play several other roles as well. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Auditions by appointment only. For consideration, include your musical theater experience with your headshot. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

'SISTER ACT' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 28 - Venice Theatre is casting one remaining role for the Glenn Slater/Alan Menken musical. Possible extension to join the casts of "Blood Brothers," "Inherit the Wind," "Fences," or "Once on this Island" (running until May 21, 2017). Actor would need to be in Venice FL on Nov. 28 for rehearsal; runs Jan. 10-Feb. 5, 2017 on Venice Theatre's Main Stage, Venice FL. Pays: $150/wk. plus housing. Seeking—“Pablo” (Supporting): Male, 20-35, one of Curtis’ bodyguards, who keeps mouthing off in Spanish; great comic timing desired; strong baritone or tenor, with a strong disco falsetto (a la Bee Gees/Beach Boys/Four Seasons). Vocal range: C4-F5. Seeking talent from Venice FL. Submit video submission with references to producing director Allan Kollar at allankollar@venicetheatre.net.

'THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE' – WEEK OF NOV. 28 - Goodspeed Opera House is casting Thoroughly Modern Millie with music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Dick Scanlan, and book by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan based on the 1968 film of the same name. Rehearsals begin Mar. 21, 2017; runs through July 6, 2017 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, CT. Pays $861/wk. Equity Non-Rep LORT B Agreement. Seeking—“Millie:” Female, 18-29, vibrant, charismatic, someone the audience immediately wants to root for from the minute they meet her. Must be a first rate actor, singer and dancer. Actors of all ethnicities are especially encouraged to submit for this role; “Mrs. Meers:” Female, 40-59, former actress, charming, conniving and evil. Must be a great comic actor, with a character singing voice; “Jimmy:” Male, 18-39, off-centered leading man, must possess great charm and very understated about his wealth; tenor; “Trevor Graydon:” Male, 30-49, leading man looks as well as being dashing and debonair. Must have a strong sense of comedy; “Miss Dorothy:” Female, 18-29, a young innocent who has always had the dream of moving to NYC; beautiful and passionate; soprano; “Muzzy:” Female, 40-59, former showgirl who now is a world famous singer, the life of the party. Seeking talent from New York NY. NYC Auditions the week of Nov. 28 by appointment only. For consideration, email Goodspeedcasting@gmail.com with your union status and role you are submitting for in the subject line or your email may not be opened. Seeking submissions from AEA members. AEA members must submit themselves directly in order to be considered via this posting (no agent or third-party submissions). Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

EQUITY, 'MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET' – NOV. 28 – MARIETTA - Atlanta Lyric Theatre is casting singer-instrumentalists for Million Dollar Quartet inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, book; Floyd Mutrux, original concept-dir.; Rehearsals begin Jan. 15; runs Feb. 10-26 in Marietta, GA. Pays: $420/wk. Equity LOA Contract. Seeking—“Carl Perkins:” Male, 18+, singer-electric guitarist; “Johnny Cash:” Male, 18+, singer-guitarist; “Jerry Lee Lewis:” Male, 18+, singer-pianoist; “Elvis Presley:” Male, 18+, singer-guitarist; “Jay Perkins:” Male, 18+, bass player-singer; “W.S. ‘Fluke’ Holland:” Male, 18+, drummer; “Sam Phillips:” Male, 18+, record producer; “Dyanne:” Female, 18+, Elvis’s girlfriend/singer. Equity Principal Audition Nov 28 from 10am-6pm at Lyric Studio Theatre in the Square (12 Powder Springs, Marietta GA 30067; Entrance under maroon awning). No appointments necessary. Equity actors seen on first come, first seen basis. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare a pop song by one of the artists listed in the cast breakdown below. If using our provided accompanist bring music in your key. If you are auditioning for one of the Quartet be prepared to demonstrate the appropriate instrument listed by their name in cast breakdown. Piano will be provided in the room. Those auditioning for Dyanne should prepare "Fever" or "I Hear You Knocking" or something in the style of the show. No standard musical theatre show tunes. Bring a headshot and resume. For more info, visit www.atlantalyric.com/. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

EQUITY, 'CRAZY FOR YOU' – NOV. 28 - Manhattan Concert Productions is seeking male and female singers and strong singer-dancers for the ensemble and featured chorus parts in Crazy For You. Actors of all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds strongly encouraged to attend. George & Ira Gershwin, music-lyrics; Ken Ludwig, book; Ken Ludwig & Mike Ockrent, co-conception; inspired by material by Guy Bolton & John McGowan; Rehearsals begin Feb. 6; concert performance Feb. 19 (8pm) in NYC. Pays: $1,750/wk. Equity Special Agreement, favored nations. Seeking—Female Ensemble/Tess: 20-39, 20s–30s; Dance Director of the Zangler Follies and Zangler’s favorite; seeking an excellent singer with good comedic timing; must dance and tap very well; Female Ensemble/Patsy: 20-39, 20s–30s; squeaky-voiced showgirl; not the brightest girl; seeking a strong singer who dances and taps very well; Female Ensemble/Showgirl: 20-39, 20s–30s; seeking strong dancers-tappers who sing well; must be 5’7” or taller; Male Ensemble/Moose: 20-49, 20s–40s; featured ensemble; member of the Cowboy Trio; seeking a strong singer who plays the upright bass; Male Ensemble/Sam: 30-39, 30s; featured ensemble; member of the Cowboy Trio; seeking a strong singer who plays the guitar; must dance and tap very well; Male Ensemble/Acrobats: 20-39, 20s–late 30s; seeking strong dancers-tappers who sing well; must have acrobatic abilities, including round off, back handspring, and Russian; Male Ensemble: 20-39, 20s–late 30s; seeking strong dancers-tappers who sing well. Equity Chorus Calls Nov 28 at 9:30am for Equity male singers & 2pm for Equity female singers at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th Fl., New York NY 10036). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Bring sheet music for an up-tempo traditional musical theater song. An accompanist will be provided. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together.

EQUITY, 'FROZEN' – NOV. 28 - Disney Theatrical Productions is casting singers for Frozen with music & lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and book by Jennifer Lee. Rehearsals begin on/about June 12, 2017; July 22 travel to Denver CO; runs mid-August thru Oct. 1 in Denver CO. Pays $1975/wk. Equity Production (League) Contract. Seeking—Female Ensemble Singers: 18+, with fantastic singing voices; will also play featured roles, including, Queen Iduna and Bulda; Male Ensemble Singers: 18+, with fantastic singing voices; also play featured roles, including King Agnarr, Pabbie, and Oaken. Equity Chorus Calls Nov 28 at 10am for Equity female singers & 2pm for Equity male singers. ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare 16 bars of a contemporary musical theatre song. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring picture and resume. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

'CINDERELLA,' NONUNION NAT'L TOUR – NOV. 28 & 29 - Work Light Productions, LLC is seeking immediate replacements for the nonunion national tour of Cinderella. Douglas Carter Beane's new book re-invents the classic tale of a maid-turned-princess with fresh comedy, wit, and satire: with pumpkin, glass slippers, Fairy Godmother, and other story elements intact, it is now Cinderella's turn to rescue the Prince, reminding us once again that in a cruel world the act that matters most is kindness. Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II, score; Douglas Carter Beane, book; Tour is currently running. Replacement rehearsals begin on or about Dec. 13, 2016. Contracted through June 2017 with possible extension. Pays: $650/wk. min. for Principals. Pays: $550/wk. min. for Ensemble. Per diem, housing, and transportation provided for all. Seeking—“Ella” (Lead): Female, 18-30, any ethnicity; though no one notices her beneath her rags and quiet demeanor, she is opinionated, charismatic, passionate, funny, and effortlessly beautiful; an elegant dancer, she must have strong dance and partnering skills and great comedic timing; beautiful and expressive traditional musical theatre soprano; “Topher” (Lead): Male, 18-30, any ethnicity; a misguided and lost prince who longs to do something important with his life; though brave and heroic, he feels lonely and unfulfilled; charming but not a stereotypical ladies man, must have strong dance and partnering skills and great comedic timing; soaring, rich musical theatre baritone to a G; Jean-Michel/Ensemble (Supporting): Male, 18-30, any ethnicity; a feisty, passionate peasant determined to make a change for the starving class; impetuous; a firebrand, but lacks authority and isn’t taken seriously as a revolutionary; interesting physical type--he could be scrawny, short, tall, chubby, etc.; must have great comic timing and understand musical phrasing; traditional musical theatre voice with an attractive, compelling sound; also doubles in the ensemble; must move well; Male Dancers Who Sing (Chorus/Ensemble): 18-30, must be elegant dancers with solid ballet technique for extensive partnering and lifts; strong singers who can handle multiple vocal parts; also seeking principal covers and swings; Female Dancers Who Sing (Chorus/Ensemble): 18-30, must be elegant dancers with solid ballet technique for extensive partnering and lifts; strong singers who can handle multiple vocal parts; also seeking principal covers and swings. Open Casting Calls Nov 28 at 10am for female dancers who sing (sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b48aba72ea6f85-cinderella)
 and Nov 29 at 10am for male dancers who sing (sign up at
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b48aba72ea6f85-cinderella1) at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., 17th fl., New York NY 10018). Sign up for an audition time slot at the links below. No unofficial list will be accepted. Arrive at least 15 minutes before your time slot to check-in. If all slots are filled, arrive at 9am on the day of the audition and sign-up on the alternate list. Alternates will be seen as long as time permits.

 

'The FANTASTICKS' – NOV. 28 & 30 – CHICAGO - Quest Theatre Ensemble is casting The Fantasticks, a musical. Project description: "It spins the tale of a girl (Luisa), a boy (Matt) and their two parents (Bellomy and Hucklebee) who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, with the help of The Mute, and a ragtag pair of traveling players (Henry and Mortimer) asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. We are seeking a multi-racial cast for 'The Fantasticks,' reflective of the America we live in today." Producers state: "Quest Theatre Ensemble is dedicated to being the People's theatre of Chicago by creating productions that Inform, Delight, Inspire and Unite. Committed to making theater accessible to everyone, the Ensemble chooses stories that have universal appeal and finds innovative ways to engage the community. Quest Theatre Ensemble is a proud participant with The Chicago Code of Conduct Pilot Group with Not In Our House." Rehearsals begin Jan. 9, 2017. Tech Feb. 4-17. Show dates TBA, in Chicago IL. Some pay. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): 18+. Auditions by appointment Nov 28 from 7pm-11pm and Nov 30 from 7pm-11pm at Quest Theatre Ensemble (1609 W. Gregory St.Chicago IL 60640). Callbacks by appointment Dec 3. For a singing role (El Gallo, Luisa, Matt, Hucklebee, Bellomy), prepare 32 bars from a musical theatre pieces that tells a story. Bring sheet music in your key. For a non-singing role, prepare a two-minute monologue which uses high physicality. Bring pix & résumés. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

 

'REVOLUTIONARY GENTLEMEN' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 29 - Infinity Stage, Sound & Film is casting principals for new tragic-comic rock musical, Revolutionary Gentleman, a tongue-in-cheek, behind-the-scenes look at the American Revolution as seen through the eyes of Benedict Arnold. In the moments before his death in London in 1801, Ben looks back, sometimes with a distorted view, of how the world seemed to turn against him, including his own wife, who was having an affair with English officer John Andre and was instrumental in encouraging him to defect. Rehearses January-February in Washington DC's Virginia suburbs, with the production likely in March in Fairfax County. Principals receive stipend of $100 per performance. Seeking—“Benedict Arnold” (Lead): Male, 35-60, the once-great general, now in his 60s, reliving his "glory" days during the height of the Revolution. Baritone; “Peggy Arnold” (Lead): Female, 18-34, ingénue; a loyalist whose affair with English major John Andre ends tragically. Second Soprano; “Emily” (Lead): Female, 18-40, Ben's English nurse in 19th Century England, and "Every Woman" in 1780s Colonial America. Alto; “Mr. Reed” (Supporting): Male, 35-70, the deliciously evil, pompous president of the Philadelphia Council; he is jealous of Ben and tries to undermine him at every turn. Baritone/Bass; “John Andre” (Supporting): Male, 26-42, Peggy Arnold's lover, and major in the English Army. Tenor. Seeking talent from Washington DC. Submit a brief cover letter/bio, headshot, and link to YouTube or Vimeo clip, singing at least two contrasting songs, preferably from legit musicals such as "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Joseph," "Little Shop of Horrors," etc. No opera. State availability, especially in March and if stipend is acceptable. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

EQUITY, 'The LAST FIVE YEARS' – NOV. 29 – LA MIRADA - McCoy Rigby is casting The Last Five Years, a musical. Rehearsals begin Jan. 3, 2017; runs Jan. 20-Feb. 12 in Yorba Linda CA. Pays: $799/wk. min. Equity COST Contract. Seeking—“Catherine Hiatt:” Female, 25-33, a struggling actress; character arcs from an ambitious, fresh-faced girl in a new relationship to a woman stunned by a betrayal and a divorce that she is only beginning to understand; smart, but insecure about her talent. Vocal range top: D-sharp5. Vocal range bottom: F3; “Jamie Wellerstein:” Male, 25-33, a rising novelist; character arcs from an ambitious guy on a promising first date with a rising dazzling career to someone who is blinded by success and ego; he is very lovable, yet makes unintentional choices that sabotages his own happiness. Vocal range top: B-flat4. Vocal range bottom: A2. Equity Principal Audition Nov 29 from 11am-3pm (sign-up begins at 10am) at La Mirada Theatre Rehearsal Space (15519 Phoebe Ave., La Mirada CA 90638). EPA procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity monitor will be provided. Modern musical theater, pop/rock genre, or anything from Jason Robert Brown. You may also sing from the show. Bring your own sheet music. We will not have the score with us. Note that the audition address is not the La Mirada Theatre.

EQUITY, 'CRAZY FOR YOU' – NOV. 29 - Manhattan Concert Productions is seeking dancers who sing for the ensemble in Crazy For You. Actors of all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds strongly encouraged to attend. George & Ira Gershwin, music-lyrics; Ken Ludwig, book; Ken Ludwig & Mike Ockrent, co-conception; inspired by material by Guy Bolton & John McGowan; Rehearsals begin Feb. 6; concert performance Feb. 19 (8pm) in NYC. Pays: $1,750/wk. Equity Special Agreement, favored nations. Seeking—Female Ensemble/Tess: 20-39, 20s–30s; Dance Director of the Zangler Follies and Zangler’s favorite; seeking an excellent singer with good comedic timing; must dance and tap very well; Female Ensemble/Patsy: 20-39, 20s–30s; squeaky-voiced showgirl; not the brightest girl; seeking a strong singer who dances and taps very well; Female Ensemble/Showgirls: 20-39, 20s–30s; seeking strong dancer-tappers who sing well; must be 5’7” or taller; Male Ensemble/Moose: 20-49, 20s–40s; featured ensemble; member of the Cowboy Trio; seeking a strong singer who plays the upright bass; Male Ensemble/Sam: 30-39, 30s; featured ensemble; member of the Cowboy Trio; seeking a strong singer who plays the guitar; must dance and tap very well; Male Ensemble/Acrobats: 20-39, 20s–late 30s; seeking strong dancer-tappers who sing well; must have acrobatic abilities, including round off, back handspring, and Russian; Male Ensemble: 20-39, 20s–late 30s; seeking strong dancer-tappers who sing well. Equity Chorus Calls Nov 29 at 9:30am for Equity male dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity female dancers who sing at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 4th Fl., New York NY 10036). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Men: Bring jazz shoes and tap shoes. Women: Bring character heels and tap shoes. Both: You may be asked to stay and sing. Bring sheet music for an up-tempo traditional musical theater song. An accompanist will be provided. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together.

'SWEENEY TODD' – NOV. 29 & 30 – BROOKLYN - Theater 2020, Inc. is casting Equity singers for Sweeney Todd. Rehearsals begin Jan. 10 (6:30pm); runs Feb. 10-Mar. 12 (Thurs.-Sun.) at McKinney Chapel adjacent to First Unitarian Church in Brooklyn Heights NY. Equity Showcase-NY Basic Showcase Code. Seeking—“Sweeney Todd:” Male, 40-55, a wrongfully imprisoned barber seeking to right the wrongs committed against him; Johanna's father, singularly focused on taking bloody revenge; the tormented protagonist; bass baritone, range F2 to G-flat4; role cast; “Mrs. Lovett:” Female, 35-50, an entrepreneurial and amoral meat pie shop owner who falls in love with Todd and turns his desire for revenge into a profitable business venture; alto, range G3-E5; “Anthony Hope:” Male, 20-30, a naive and youthful sailor returning to London who helps Todd return to London and unexpectedly falls in love with Johanna; bari-tenor, range B-flat2 to F4; “Johanna:” Female, 18-25, a spritely girl, full of innocence, constantly yearning for freedom, who is Todd's long-lost daughter and Turpin's ward. Soprano, range B-flat3 to A5; “Tobias Ragg:” Males & Females, 18+, age dependent upon casting; a poor apprentice to Pirelli who finds a surrogate family in Todd and Lovett; tenor or alto, range B-flat2 to A-flat4; “Judge Turpin:” Male, 50-69, a lecherous public official who portrays himself as a sanctimonious authoritarian, takes advantage of his position in the city and is responsible for imprisoning Todd; bass, range E2 to G-flat4; The Beadle: Males & Females, 40-55, a pompous public official, deeply loyal to the corrupt Turpin; tenor or alto, range D3-D5; Beggar Woman: Female, 35-50, a deranged and schizophrenic woman who harbors a dark, surprising secret; alto, range A-flat3 to F5; “Adolf Pirelli:” Males & Females, 30-45, a flamboyant, charlatan barber who pretends to be Italian but is actually Irish; tenor or soprano, range B2-C5; Quintet or Sextet Ensemble: 18+, Jonas Fogg, Birdseller, Townspeople, Policemen, Lunatics; with the exception of Todd and Lovett, the ensemble may be drawn from actors playing other characters. Open Casting Call Nov 29 from 7pm-10pm and Nov 30 from 7pm-10pm at First Unitarian Congregational Society (116 Pierrepoint Street, Brooklyn NY 11201). No appointments; doors open 6:30pm; actors seen on first come, first seen basis. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare one musical comedy song to show your range, Sondheim preferred. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring picture and resume. Seeking ethnically diverse, exceptional, versatile singers: character and legit. A sense of humor is mandatory. Non-traditional and cross-gender casting considered. For more info, visit www.theater2020.com.

 

EQUITY, 'THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE' – NOV. 29 & 30 - Goodspeed Opera House is casting Equity singers and dancers for Thoroughly Modern Millie, based on the 1968 film of the same name. Jeanine Tesori, music; Dick Scanlan, lyrics; Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan, book; Rehearsals begin Mar. 21, 2017; runs through July 6, 2017 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam CT. Pays $861/wk. Equity Non-Rep LORT B Agreement. Seeking—Equity Singers: Males & Females, 18+, first rate musical theatre singers who dance; Equity Dancers Who Sing: 18+, first rate musical theatre dancers who sing. Equity Chorus Calls Nov 29 at 10am for Equity female dancers who sing & 2:30pm for Equity male dancers who sing at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 12th Fl., New York NY 10018) and Nov 30 at 10am for Equity male singers who dance & 2pm for Equity female singers who dance at the same location (on the 4th Fl). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. This show will require an ensemble that is well versed in all traditional musical theatre dance styles. Singers: prepare traditional musical comedy material to sing (no contemporary material). Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Singers may be asked to stay and dance, so bring jazz shoes. Bring picture and resume. Dancers: should bring tap shoes and character shoes with a heel, Men bring tap shoes and character shoes. Bring picture and resume. Callbacks the week of Dec 5.

 

'The TRUE STORY Of The THREE LITTLE PIGS' – NOV. 29 & 30 – SANTA MONICA - Santa Monica's Morgan Wixson Theatre is casting a youth education/entertainment series musical dram-edy in a courtroom with ham, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, in which The Big Bad Wolf goes on trial for the deaths of the Pigs, and the audience decides his fate. Company states: "The music is all rock n’ roll and blues styles. The script is hilarious. There is no ensemble for this show." Rehearsals begin Dec. 6; runs Jan. 28-Feb. 12, 2017, including 2 school show performances on Jan. 31 & Feb. 9, 2017 in Santa Monica. Company states: "Actors are not called for all rehearsals, only rehearsals where they are being used for a scene. There will be some rehearsals over the holiday, therefore if you have a two-week conflict during the holiday, you will probably not be cast. School shows will require actors to miss their morning classes, but they can receive community service credit. Please note that actors must be available for all performances, including school shows; this is non-negotiable!" No pay. Seeking—“Lillian Magill” (Supporting): Female, 13-18, alto belt, an inquisitive, worldly reporter pig. A tough sow in a hog’s world, seeker of truth and justice, and the audience’s best friend in their hunt for the full story; The Honorable Prudence (Supporting): Female, 13-18, alto belt, a thoroughly biased, hard-as-nails, utterly corrupt cog in the wheel of what-passes-for-justice in Piggsylvania. Her chief weakness is a love of musical theatre; “Alexander T. Wolf (Supporting): Male, 13-18, baritone, A soulful wolf with a rumpled suit and toothy grin. Beneath the gruff image is a love for gourmet cooking and the fine arts. He’s a charmer (perhaps a con artist?), but still a carnivore to the core; tough, strong and territorial. Elvis Presley type; “Julia” (Supporting): Female, 13-18, alto belt, dramatic, over-the-top firebrand of a lawyer pig; prone to speechifying. She will do or say anything to win a case, no matter how low or manipulative; “Maxell” (Supporting): Male, 12-18, voice open, A clever pig, geeky and unassuming; a fancier of masonry and construction; “Billy Shears” (Supporting): Male, 12-18, voice open, A handsome, dashing doctor pig; a paid “expert” for the prosecution; “Martha” (Supporting): Female, 12-18, alto belt, matronly pig, unwilling witness to horrific acts of carnivorism; The Slopettes (Supporting): Females, 10-18, two altos/one soprano, A trio of “back up” singer pigs, like the Ronettes. Must be able to hold harmony and move well; “Little Desmond” (Supporting): Male, 8-12, tenor belt, a pig who enjoys his/her slop, especially if it has lots of sugar. Is as sweet as everything he/she eats; “Little Jo-Jo” (Supporting): Female, 8-12, alto belt, a true party pig; never serious; “Little Al” (Supporting): Male, 8-13, baritone, A truly evil personification of the wolf, no concern for anything or anyone…very hungry. Open Casting Calls Nov 29 from 4pm-6:30pm and Nov 30 from 4pm-6:30pm at Santa Monica’s Morgan-Wixson Theatre (2627 Pico Blvd.Santa Monica CA 90405; Street parking available. Venice Family Clinic’s parking lot is available on weekends and on weekdays after 6pm. Do not park at our neighbors AAMCO/Viking Motors or SGI or you will be towed). Seeking talent from Los Angeles, CA. Actors only need to attend one day of auditions. Prepare 32 bars (verse and chorus) of an uptempo song with accompaniment on a CD. No music accompaniment on iPhones, iPads or the Android equivalents since we do not have playback facilities for anything other than CDs in the rehearsal hall. Be prepared to dance. For more info, email Anne Gesling at amgesling@yahoo.com.

 

'JOAN' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 30 - Woodstock Opera House is casting men in supporting and ensemble roles for the upcoming original musical Joan at the Woodstock IL Opera House. Rehearses in Jan. 2017; opens on Feb. 10, 2017 in Woodstock IL. Compensation to be discussed at casting. Seeking—Ensemble (Supporting): 18-50. Seeking talent from Woodstock IL. Contact the casting director electronically or 224/565-6247.

'JEKYLL & HYDE' – NOV. 30 - The John W. Engeman Theater is casting Jekyll & Hyde. Rehearsals begin Feb. 24, 2017 in NYC; runs Mar. 16-Apr. 30, 2017 (Weds.-Sun.) at The John W. Engeman Theater in NY. Pays $422/wk. min. (negotiable) Equity LOA Contract Ref. to COST. Nonunion pays $300/wk. plus transportation. Seeking—Female Ensemble (Supporting): 20-35, extremely strong singers who dance to play various ensemble parts. Understudies will come from the ensemble; Male Ensemble (Supporting): 20-35, extremely strong singers who dance to play various ensemble parts. Understudies will come from the ensemble. Open Casting Calls Nov 30 from 10am-1:30pm for females (sign-in 9am-11am; Lunch is 1:30pm-2:30pm) & 2:30pm-6pm for males (sign-in 1:30pm-3:30pm) at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., 4th fl.; Rm. 402, New York NY 10086). Prepare 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show. Bring your full book of music and a recent headshot/resume along. You may be asked to return later in the day to dance. Bring clothes and shoes along, in case. Jazz or character shoes are fine. Note: Seeking both Union and Non-Union for all roles. Make sure union affiliation is clearly marked on your resume.

 

EQUITY, ALHAMBRA DINNER THEATRE, 2017 SEASON – NOV. 30 & DEC. 1 - Theatre Partners LLC is seeking Equity actors and actor/singers for various roles in Alhambra Dinner Theatre's upcoming 2017 Season including: Come Blow Your Horn (Neil Simon, writer; Rehearsals begin Dec. 26, 2016; runs Jan. 4-22, 2017); Show Boat (Goodspeed; Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein, writers; Rehearsals begin Feb. 15, 2017; runs Feb. 22-Apr. 2); Dreamgirls (Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen, writers; Rehearsals begin Apr. 3; runs Apr. 12-May 21); Steel Magnolias (Robert Harling, writer; starring Dawn Wells as Ouiser; Rehearsals begin Mar. 15; runs Mar. 24-June 25); Annie (Martin Charnin, Charles Strouse, Thomas Meeham, writers; Rehearsals begin June 19; runs June 28-Aug. 13); Dixie Swim Club (Jones, Hope and Wooten, writers; starring Morgan Fairchild as Lexie; Rehearsals begin Aug. 7; runs Aug. 16-Sep. 24; The Addams Family (Andrew Lippa, Marshall Brickman, and Rick Elice, writers; Rehearsals begin Sep. 25; runs Oct. 4-Nov. 12); and A Christmas Carol (Bruce Allen Scudder and Janie Nowell, writers; Rehearsals begin Nov. 13; runs Nov. 22-Dec. 24). Season rehearses and runs in Jacksonville FL. Pays: $623/wk. min. Equity Dinner Theatre Contract. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: 18+. For Show Boat – “Captain Andy:” Plays from 40 years old on up, character singer, engaging character; “Parthy Ann Hawks:” Andy’s wife, ages during show, string character actress, Sings; “Magnolia:” Beautiful soprano, ages from teen to mature woman, strong actress; “Julie:” Beautiful mature soprano of mixed race; “Joe:” Bass-Baritone, African American who sings “Ol Man River”; “Queenie:” Opposite Joe, African American, sings and dances, vocally an alto; for Dreamgirls - Note: All characters are African American: “Effie White:” Overweight leader of the trio, big belt, dynamic force, vulnerable, dancer; “Deena Jones:” Beautiful trio member, good mix, strong actress, dancer; “Lorrell Robinson:” Third member of trio, vocally strong, adds comic relief, dancer; “Curtis Taylor, Jr.:” Strong baritone/tenor, a hustler, aggressive, dancer, 30’s; “James Thunder Early:” A James Brown character, singer-dancer, strong falsetto, 40’s; “CC White:” Effie’s younger brother, tenor who sings and dances, smart and young; “Marty:” Curtis’s partner in his 30’s, singer-dancer, strong actor, baritone; “Michelle:” Trio want to be, good singer-dancer, clever; for Annie – “Miss Hannigan:” Singer-Dancer-Actress, in her 40’s or 50’s, cleverly funny, strong presence; “Daddy Warbucks:” In his late 40’s, tall, bald, baritone/tenor, strong presence; “Grace Farrel:” Beautiful, soprano with belt, efficient assistant, in her late 20’s or early 30’s; “Rooster:” Miss Hannigan’s younger brother, con man, baritone/tenor, strong dancer, comedic; “Lillie St Regis:” Rooster’s partner in crime, pretty, dumb, singer with belt, dancer; “FDR:” A lookalike, tenor, big voice; “Annie:” Will be cast locally; for The Addams Family – “Gomez Addams:” Strong Actor-Singer, 50’s; “Morticia Addams:” Strong Singer-Dancer, 40’s; “Uncle Fester:” Strong Singer-Dancer, 50’s; Grandma: Older character actress who sings; “Wednesday Addams:” The daughter, young lover, age 18, strong singer-dancer; “Pugsley:” The son, Wednesday’s younger brother; “Mal Beineke:” Lucas’s father, opposite of Gomez, 50’s, sings, comedic; “Alice Beineke:” Lucas’s Mother, opposite of Morticia, 40’s sings, comedic; “Lucas Beineke:” Wednesday’s boyfriend, early 20’s; for Christmas Carol – “Scrooge:” Strong performer, baritone/tenor, 60’s irascible, strong comedic skills; “Nephew Fred:” Narrator, tenor, warm and friendly; Marley/Ghosts: Strong bass-baritone, versatile actor in 50’s eerie; “Bob Cratchitt:” High tenor, dances, fatherly, early 30’s; “Dorothy Cratchitt:” Sweet soprano voice with good mix, pretty, mid/late 20’s; “Belle:” Beautiful in her 20’s, lyric soprano, moves well; “Lizzie:” Strong comedic belter to an E, dances well, comedic; Children will be cast locally. Equity Principal Auditions Nov 30 from 9:30am-5:30pm and Dec 1 from 9:30am-5:30pm at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th Fl., New York NY 10036). Lunch each day 1pm-2pm. EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare either: a traditional musical theater song if only auditioning for musicals; or a brief monologue if only auditioning for plays; or a one-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song if auditioning for all shows. If singing, bring sheet music in the correct key; accompanist provided. All, bring pix & resumes, stapled together.

 

AGENCY OPEN CALL – DEC. 1 – ENGLAND - Creative Blast Agency is seeking actors who sing for representation with their agency. Ongoing representation in the London & Grays, UK areas. Pay rates vary depending on work booked; agency takes a percentage of all earnings. Seeking—Actors Who Sing: Males & Females, 18+. Audition by appointment Dec 1 at Creative Blast Agency, Viking House Daneholes Roundabout, Stanford Rd, Grays, England RM16 2XE. To apply, submit pix, résumés, & show reels, along with any performance dates. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the agency.

 

'The THREE LITTLE PIGS' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 2 - The Palo Alto Children's Theatre is casting Stiles and Drewe's musical, The Three Little Pigs. Project description: "The Three Little Pigs teaches little ones how success can be achieved through hard work and perseverance. Filled with humor, this endearing tale will leave you squealing with glee and howling with laughter!" Performances run January to mid-February 2017, in Palo Alto CA. Actors must be available for student matinee performances, Tuesday-Friday at 10am & 12noon. Pays $1,500 (flat-rate). Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from Palo Alto CA. To apply, submit pix & résumés. Prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song of your choice. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

 

EQUITY, ALHAMBRA DINNER THEATRE – DEC. 2 - Theatre Partners LLC is seeking Equity singers who move and Equity dancers who sing for the ensemble in the upcoming 2017 season including: Show Boat (Goodspeed; Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein, writers; Rehearsals begin Feb. 15, 2017; runs Feb. 22-Apr. 2); Dreamgirls (Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen, writers; Rehearsals begin Apr. 3; runs Apr. 12-May 21); Annie (Martin Charnin, Charles Strouse, Thomas Meeham, writers; Rehearsals begin June 19; runs June 28-Aug. 13); The Addams Family (Andrew Lippa, Marshall Brickman, and Rick Elice, writers; Rehearsals begin Sep. 25; runs Oct. 4-Nov. 12); and A Christmas Carol (Bruce Allen Scudder and Janie Nowell, writers; Rehearsals begin Nov. 13; runs Nov. 22-Dec. 24). Season rehearses and runs in Jacksonville FL. Pays: $623/wk. min. Equity Dinner Theatre Contract. Seeking—Equity Singers Who Move: 18+; Equity Dancers Who Sing: 18+. Equity Chorus Calls Dec 2 at 9:30am for Equity male singers, 11am for Equity female singers, 2pm for Equity male dancers who sing & 3:30pm for Equity female dancers who sing at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 12th Fl., New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Singers, prepare a brief (16 bars) traditional musical theater selection. Bring sheet music in the correct key. Audition selections may be chosen from the season. An accompanist will be provided. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together. Dancers, be warmed up, ready to go. Wear jazz shoes and dance attire. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together.

 

'PETER And The STARCATCHER' – DEC. 2 & 3 – THOUAND OAKS - YA4Ever is casting Peter and the Starcatcher, a musical. Rehearsals begin Dec. 18; performs Jan. 12-15, 2017 in Thousand Oaks CA. Seeking—Boy (Lead): 18-30, A nameless and friendless 13-year-old orphan, deeply mistrustful of adults and neglected to the point of never having seen the sun; Black Stache (Lead): Male, 20-50, A highly intelligent but malapropism-prone pirate, so called due to the black mustache that is a trademark in his family; “Molly Aster” (Lead): Female, 18-30, A 13-year-old apprentice Starcatcher desperate to prove herself to her father. Highly intelligent and physically adept, she remains socially awkward and something of a know-it-all; “Mrs. Brumbake” (Lead): Male, 20-50, Molly's faithful nanny, a prim and proper Englishwoman prone to alliteration. She still has enough charm in her age to attract a sailor or two. The role is written to be portrayed by a male actor, who also plays Teacher a wise and mysterious mermaid; “Bill Slank” (Supporting): Male, 20-50, The nasty, greedy and cruel captain of the Neverland. It is Slank's greed for the Queen's secret treasure that sets the entire plot in motion. The actor in the role also portrays Hawking Clam, Fighting Prawn's son; “Smee” (Lead): Male, 20-50, Black Stache's faithful first mate. More intelligent than he gives himself credit for (but still not overly bright). Smee is willing to follow his captain through thick and thin; “Prentiss” (Lead): Male, 18-30, to play 13, One of Boy's orphan companions. Pompous and sarcastic, he is intent on proclaiming himself the leader of the gang but is too cowardly to really do anything about it; “Ted” (Lead): Male, 18-30, to play 11-13, One of Boy's orphan companions, nicknamed "Tubby". He is constantly hungry and is obsessed with food and faints at the mere mention of sticky pudding. He accepts Molly as a mother figure immediately; “Alf” (Lead): Male, 20-50, A salty and flatulent sailor on the Neverland, who falls deeply and instantly in love with Mrs. Bumbrake. Under his rough exterior, he has a heart of gold; “Lord Leonard Astor” (Lead): Male, 20-50, Molly's father, a Starcatcher on a secret mission for Queen Victoria. He loves his daughter dearly. The very model of a Victorian English gentleman; Fighting Prawn (Supporting): Male, 20-50, The fierce chief of the tribe of Mollusk Islanders, who was sold into slavery in England as a boy, where he became a kitchen slave in a fine house. He speaks almost exclusively in Italian cooking terms. The actor in this role also portrays Grempkin, the sadistic schoolmaster of St. Norbert’s Orphanage for Boys. Sanchez, one of Black Stache's crew. And Mack, the world's most incompetent sailor; “Captain Robert Falcon Scott” (Supporting): Male, 20-50, Lord Aster's old school chum, captain of Britain's fastest frigate, the Wasp. Is taken hostage by pirates. Based loosely on the real Robert Falcon Scott. Auditions by appointment Dec 2 from 6:45pm-10pm and Dec 3 from 6:30pm-10pm at The Hillcrest Center for the Arts (403 W Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks CA 91360). Seeking talent from Los Angeles, Simi Valley, Ventura, Northridge, Hollywood, North Hollywood, Woodland Hills, Camarillo, Calabasas, Santa Barbara, Oxnard CA. For your audition, prepare a one-minute comedic Shakespearean monologue (to be performed in an English accent; excluding those auditioning for the roles of Boy, Prentiss, and Ted). As well as a 16-bar cut of a musical theatre song, accompaniment will be provided for you. Please bring sheet music in the correct key. Casting personnel state: "Come in and have fun with it! This show is full of silliness, physicality and imagination." Video submissions are also being accepted through Dec. 3. For those who are unable to attend physical auditions/callbacks, record a video of your audition and send it to ya4everauditions@gmail.com. At the beginning of your video slate your name and which roles(s) you would like to be considered for.

 

'SOMETHING LIKE A FAIRYTALE' – DEC. 2 & 3 – UNION CITY - Lawrence Dandridge, writer-dir.-composer is casting Something Like A Fairy Tale. Synopsis: A story within a story, Something Like A Fairytale follows a mother who tells her young daughter the story of how she and the girl’s father got together. She turns it into a fairytale so the little girl can understand it better. Through soulful music and fairytale magic, we hold a mirror to the realities of love in real life. Runs in the NY/NJ area. No pay, with the potential to change. Seeking—“King Daniel” (Lead): Male, 40-65, timid, quirky man with a soft spot for his daughter Princess Alyse; willingly allows his wife, Queen Linda to run the show; baritone. “King Rupert” (Lead): Male, 40-65, strong, domineering man; sly and manipulative; think Shadow Man from "Princess And The Frog"; baritone. Auditions by appointment Dec 2 at 7pm and Dec 3 from 10am-11:30am at Park Performing Arts Center (560 32nd St, Union City NJ 07087). Seeking talent from New York NY, Jersey City, Newark NJ. Be prepared to read sides. Sing 16-32 bars of something a Capella. Be ready to learn a short musical phrase to test your ear and retention. Submit headshot and resume. Ideal applicants have a strong appreciation for new developing musicals and should show interesting being involved with the project long term. Applicants should have a strong ear and be able to retain tight harmonies without much added assistance. No sheet music. Music is learned by rote. Traveling and recording opportunities are on the horizon so a sincere commitment to the project is a must! For more info, visit SomethingLikeAFairytale.com.

 

KIDS/TEENS, 'The JUNGLE BOOK KIDS' – DEC. 3 & 4 – CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA - Pacific Repertory Theatre is casting youth performers in The Jungle Book KIDS, a musical. Project description: "The jungle is jumpin' with a jazzy beat in Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the movie." Rehearsals begin Jan. 16, 2017. Performances run Mar. 17-Apr. 9, 2017, in Carmel CA. Seeking—“Mowgli” (Lead): Male or Female, 8-16; “Shere Khan” (Lead): Male or Female, 8-16; “Bagheera” (Lead): Male or Female, 8-16; “Balloo” (Lead): Male or Female, 8-16; Wolf Pack (Supporting): Males and Females, 8-16. Auditions by appointment Dec 3 from 10am-4:30pm and Dec 4 from 9am-12noon at Golden Bough Playhouse (Carmel-by-the-Sea CA). Auditions will be limited to two minutes in total. Bring sheet music in appropriate key; an accompaniment will be provided. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

EQUITY, 'ROMAN HOLIDAY' – DEC. 6 - RH on Broadway LLC. is casting Equity dancers who sing for the ensemble Roman Holiday. Cole Porter, music-lyrics; Kathy Speer, Terry Grossman, and Paul Blake, book; Rehearsals begin Apr. 10, 2017 in NYC; rehearsals begin May 8, 2017 in San Francisco CA; runs May 23-June 18, 2017 at Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco CA. Pays $1917/wk. Equity Production (League) Agreement. Seeking—Equity Dancers Who Sing (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 20-39, extremely strong dancers who sing, to portray various ensemble roles, including: citizens of Rome, reporters, party goers, police officers & foreign dignitaries. Understudies for principal roles will come from the male & female ensemble. All ensemble dancers must have strong ballet training/technique. Equity Chorus Calls Dec 6 at 10am for Equity male dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity female dancers who sing at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 4th fl., New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Wear ballet, jazz or character shoes. No sneakers. Come warmed up and ready to dance. We will, most likely, begin with a ballet combination. Bring a picture/resume to auditions. 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.

'MEL SCHWARTZ SLEEPS With MAE WEST' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 7 - Triton Talent is casting Mel Schwartz Sleeps with Mae West. Rehearses Jan. 2-11, 2017. Note: The entire cast has done the play, so it would only be a brush up for them. The fewer rehearsals needed, the better. Runs Jan 12-22, 2017 at Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Pays $400 nonunion; negotiable for the right person. Seeing—“Mel” (Lead): Male, 46-62, dominating, forceful, middle-aged man who looks like he's had a hard-life. Can be a bit over-weight. Sense of comedy, strong singing voice. A Jackie Gleason type but not absolutely necessary to resemble him. Seeking talent from Fort Lauderdale FL; New York NY. Video clips preferred but not mandatory. Good singing voice. Must have own transportation and living quarters in Fort Lauderdale. Initial audition can be held via FaceTime or Skype. Audition can be in Florida or New York. Actor would need to be an independent learner and learn the role via video clips. For more info, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

'CINDERELLA' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 7 - Once Upon A Time, Inc. is casting a petite soprano for immediate casting in the title role of Cinderella. Rehearses immediately in Queens NY; performs year-round in NY metro area. Note: Weekday morning availability is a must, as the majority of performances are in NYC schools. Occasional weekends are booked. $25 per performance. Seeking—“Cinderella” (Lead): Female, 18-40. Seeking talent from Richmond Hill, New York NY. Email resume and headshot to oncetime@aol.com.

'ONE The SHOW' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 8 - Alabama Theatre is casting a strong female singer for One The Show. Rehearsals begin Jan. 15, 2017; runs through Dec. 31, 2017 in Myrtle Beach SC. Pays up to $900/wk. Seeking—Strong Female Singer: 25-45. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Must be a strong vocalist. Email video to include musical performances only, no acting reels. We are needing someone who can perform a wide variety of musical styles. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

 

EQUITY, 'CATS,' B'WAY – DEC. 8 - New Cats Broadway LLC is seeking singers for the currently running Broadway musical Cats, based on T. S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.” Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer; Synopsis: On just one special night of the year, all Jellicle cats meet at the Jellicle Ball, where Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, makes the Jellicle choice and announces which of them will go up to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life. Currently running on Broadway in NYC. Pays: $1917/wk. current min. Equity Production (League) Contract. Seeking—Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, male and female ensemble/swings. Equity Chorus Calls Dec 8 at 10am for Equity male singers & 2pm for Equity female singers at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 4th fl., New York NY 10018). ECC procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity monitor will be provided. Seeking strong singers who dance very well. Looking for all vocal types. May understudy principal roles and featured ensemble roles. Be prepared to sing a brief song from musical theater repertoire. Looking for all voice types. Bring your book of music with you, in case you are asked for a second selection. An accompanist will be provided. Bring pix & resume, stapled together.

 

'MANDROPAUSE' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 10 - The Hackett Miller Company is casting Mandropause, a musical comedy about men going thru andropause (male menopause). Rehearsals to start mid-January 2017 in Woodland Hills. Current production will be 14 shows in 3 cities from the end of February thru the end of March. Pay provided. Seeking—“Gary” (Lead): Male, 45-55, all roles in this show are very musical. Must be comfortable and experienced singing musical theater, rounds and harmonies. Thinks he’s still young. God’s gift to women. He has a hard time accepting that he is getting old. In denial. Team uniform guy wearing favorite team’s jersey. Weekend warrior. An attorney who has his own legal advice show on the radio. He's in decent shape but sees himself in great shape; “Norman” (Lead): Male, 45-55, all roles in this show are very musical. Must be comfortable and experienced singing musical theater, rounds and harmonies. About to turn 50 years old. Has thick gorgeous hair. Flamboyant and proud to be gay. Over-the-top happy. Has a great sense of humor. Medically, well informed. He is a nurse. Seeking talent from Woodland Hills, Los Angeles CA. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

2017 EARLY BIRD AUDITIONS – DEC. 10 – SALINAS - The Western Stage is casting first round of auditions for The Western Stage 2017 productions. Project description: "Titles secured include Young Frankenstein, In The Heights, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, and Born Yesterday." Rehearsals and productions held in 2017 in Salinas CA. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 18+. Audition by appointment Dec 10 at The Western Stage, 411 Central Ave, Salinas CA 93901.

'TICK, TICK...BOOM!' – DEC. 11 – LANCASTER - PRiMA is casting the autobiographical pop-rock musical Tick, Tick...Boom! by Jonathan Larson, creator of "Rent." Rehearsals January-February 2017; tech. Feb. 26-Mar. 2, 2017; runs Mar. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 at the Trust Performing Arts Center black box theater. Pay provided. Equity Guest Artist Contract. Company states: "Nonunion, EMC, and union guest artist contracts will be considered. Housing may be available as needed." Seeking—“Jonathan” (Lead): Male, 21-39, Pop-rock bari-tenor. A struggling composer on the brink of his 30th birthday; Strong narrator. A music geek with awkward tendencies; self-reflective. Michael’s roommate and Susan's boyfriend; ability to play piano and/or dance experience a plus but not required; “Susan” (Supporting): Female, 20-35, Strong belt A-flat to D; Jonathan's girlfriend; uninhibited and dynamic; nurturing, loving and supportive but growing increasingly frustrated with Jonathan's pre-occupation and lack of commitment. Same actress plays a number of additional character roles requiring terrific comic timing. A dancer or strong mover preferred; “Michael” (Supporting): Male, 21-40, Warm bari-tenor, full voice to an F. Jonathan's best friend from childhood; helpful, kind, funny, successful. Also doubles multiple roles. Audition by appointment Dec 11 at Hotel Lancaster (26 East Chestnut Street, Lancaster PA 17602). Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Note your availability and proximity to Lancaster PA (production site). If you are unable to attend the audition, you are welcome to send a video with your headshot and resume to casting@primatheatre.org. All videos must be submitted before Dec. 9. Callbacks Dec. 18.

EQUITY, MNM PRODUCTIONS 2017 SEASON – DEC. 12 & 13 – BOCA RATON - MNM Productions LLC is casting the MNM Productions 2017 Season including: Spamalot (Rehearsals begin Apr. 25, 2017; runs May 19-June 4); Company (Rehearsals begin June 27, 2017; runs July 21-Aug. 6); La Cage Aux Folles (Rehearsals begin Sep. 12, 2017; runs Oct. 6-22); and Little Shop of Horrors (Rehearsals begin Nov. 17, 2017; runs Dec. 1-17). Season runs in Wellington FL. Equity LOA Guest Artist Tier I and II, pending. Seeking—Equity Singer-Actors: Males & Females, 18+, for various principal roles in the upcoming 2017 Season. Producers are looking for a wide range of looks, ages, musical styles, ethnic backgrounds, and voices. Any actor not called back for a principal role will still be considered for ensemble. Equity Principal Auditions Dec 12 from 10am-6pm (break 1:30pm-2:15pm) and Dec 13 from 11am-8pm (break 3:30pm-4pm) at Organic Movements (2400 NW Boca Raton Blvd., Boca Raton FL 33431; Parking lot available). Do Not call studio for information. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For an audition appointment, email mnmprods@gmail.com with "audition" in the subject line. Walk Ins will be seen as time allows. Bring two headshots and resumes. Prepare two one-minute cuts of contrasting musical theater selections, which can be but are not limited to songs from any of the four shows. Bring sheet music in you key; an accompanist will be provided. No recorded music or a cappella singing. For more info, visit www.facebook.com/groups/MNMproductions/. 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.

'BEAUTY And The BEAST' and 'SEUSSICAL Jr.' – DEC. 12 & 15 – CHESTER SPRINGS - SALT Performing Arts is casting Beauty & the Beast and Seussical Jr. Beauty Performance Schedule: Mar. 24-Apr. 9, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays (possibly adding some Thursday evening performances). Rehearsal Schedule: Sunday & Wednesday evenings beginning Jan. 4. Tech week every night Mar. 19-23. Seussical Jr. Performance Schedule: Feb. 17-26, Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays. Rehearsal Schedule: Sunday afternoons, Monday evenings, & Thursday evenings beginning Jan. 5. Tech week every night Sunday, Feb 12-16. No pay. Seeking—For Beauty and the Beast – “Belle” (Lead): Female, 18-25, A vibrant, intelligent girl with beauty, who wants more out of the life than an ordinary existence. She is optimistic, fun-loving, caring, and eager to experience life; Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: E3; “Beast” (Lead): Male, 30-40, A Prince transformed into a terrifying beast for his lack of compassion; Vocal range top: F4, Vocal range bottom: A2; “Gaston” (Lead): Male, 30-40, The egotistical, ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle. Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: A2; “Maurice” (Supporting): Male, 55-65, Belle's loving, eccentric father. A child at heart and inventor in his own world. Vocal range top: D-flat4 Vocal range bottom: B-flat2; “Cogsworth” (Supporting): Male, 45-55, A tightly-wound, enchanted mantle clock and the head of the Beast's household. Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: A2; “Mrs. Potts” (Supporting): Female, 45-55, A warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She is loyal, caring, and playful. Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: F-sharp3; “Lumiere” (Supporting): Male, 35-45, A suave, debonair enchanted candelabra. He is a loyal and steadfast servant. Vocal range top: F-sharp4 Vocal range bottom: F-sharp2; “Chip” (Supporting): Male, 7-10, An enchanted teacup and Mrs. Potts' darling little boy. He is innocent, playful, and bright-eyed. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: A3; “Babette” (Supporting): Female, 25-35, A saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere's affections. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: C4; “Madame de la Grande Bouch” (Supporting): Female, 40-55, A former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: C-sharp4; “Lefou” (Supporting): Male, 25-35, Gaston's bumbling sidekick. Vocal range top: F-sharp4 Vocal range bottom: B2; “Monsieur D’arque” (Supporting): Male, 35-55, The scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum. Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: D3; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 15-65, Wolves; Enchanted Objects; Townspeople; for Seussical Jr. – The Cat in the Hat (Lead): Male or Female, 13-18, The Cat In The Hat is the essence of mischief, fun, and imagination. Looking for a physically adept actor (male or female) to play The Cat, one who will be able to play many comic cameos and is comfortable improvising with an audience. The Cat does not need to be your strongest singer, but should still have good rhythm and timing; Vocal range top: D6 Vocal range bottom: B-flat4; “Jojo” (Lead): Male, 7-14, Jojo is a "Thinker", a smart child with a wild imagination. He should be one of your stronger singers. Vocal range top: D6 Vocal range bottom: A-flat4; “Horton the Elephant” (Lead): Male, 12-18, Horton The Elephant is a gentle giant. Think of him as a big-hearted blue-collar guy who is steadfast, responsible and always tries to do the right thing for his friends. Vocal range top: E6 Vocal range bottom: A4; “Gertrude Mcfuzz” (Lead): Female, 12-18, Gertrude Mcfuzz is very self-conscious and aware that her one-feather tail isn't perfect. Vocal range top: E-flat5 Vocal range bottom: F3; “Mayzie le Bird” (Lead): Female, 12-18, Mayzie La Bird is self-centered, selfish, and vain. Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: G-sharp3; Sour Kangaroo (Lead): Female, 12-18, Sour Kangaroo isn't really sour at all. She's just got a lot of attitude. She's loud, brassy, and a lot of fun. Vocal range top: E-flat5 Vocal range bottom: A3; The Wichersham Brothers (Supporting): Males & Females, 12-18, The Wickersham Brothers are not bad guys! They're simply a lot like kids who tease, play pranks, and get a kick out of making mischief, although often at others' expense. Vocal range top: G6 Vocal range bottom: A4; Mr. Mayor (Supporting): Male, 13-18, Mr. and Mrs. Mayor are Whos who are parents trying hard to raise a difficult child in a difficult world. Vocal range top: A6 Vocal range bottom: C5; Mrs. Mayor (Supporting): Female, 13-18, Mr. and Mrs. Mayor are Whos who are parents trying hard to raise a difficult child in a difficult world. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: A3; The Grinch (Supporting): Male or Female, 12-18, One of three great smaller character roles that can be played by some of your featured chorus members; Yertle, the Turtle (Supporting): Male or Female, 8-18, One of three great smaller character roles that can be played by some of your featured chorus members; “Vlad Vladikoff” (Supporting): Male, 12-18, One of three great smaller character roles that can be played by some of your featured chorus members; Jungle Creatures (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 6-18, The Jungle Creatures are real people at heart, just like us, even though they may be described as animal characters. We discourage masks and literal "animal costumes." Each student should be encouraged to create his or her own individual character with human characteristics. Vocal range top: D-flat5 Vocal range bottom: A3; The Whos (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 6-18, The Whos are a lot like you and me, only so small as to be invisible. Don't think of them as weird little aliens. They should be played for their inherent humanity. Vocal range top: D-sharp5 Vocal range bottom: G3. Open Casting Calls Dec 12 at 6pm for Beauty and the Beast (callbacks Dec. 13, 6pm) and Dec 15 at 5:45pm for Seussical Jr. at SALT (1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs PA 19425). Seeking talent from Philadelphia, Downingtown, Exton, West Chester, Reading, Media, Paoli, Frazer, Malvern, Lionville, Collegeville, Limerick PA. Fill out your form online at http://www.saltpa.com/auditions/ to audition. Beauty & the Beast Auditions: will be performing two selections of Broadway songs (not from the show): 1 ballad and 1 uptempo. 32 measures to be played by our live accompanist. If you are called back, you will then participate in a dance audition, sing songs from the show, as well as do cold readings from the script. Nothing has been precast. All roles are completely open. Other than the role of Chip (played by a child), we are seeking older teens and adults. Seussical Jr. Auditions: will first participate in a group dance audition. You will then perform a memorized monologue (60 seconds or less) and 16 measures of a Broadway song (live accompanist for sheet music and sound system for digital music will be provided - no CDs). You may then be asked to do some cold readings from the script, as well as sing songs from the show. Each cast member will pay a $30 costume fee and will need to provide their own footwear for the performances. Available Roles: No roles are precast. The following roles are open to ages 18 and under. Note: All of our Main Stage shows are cast of adults, and our Jr. Series is for 18 and under talent. Therefore if you are 18 and under Seussical is open to you for auditions. If you are an older teen with experience or an adult, Beauty and the Beast is an open audition for you.

 

EQUITY, ARKANSAS SHAKESPEARE THEATRE 2017 SEASON – DEC. 13 - Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre is casting Equity actors for the 2017 Season including: Love’s Labour’s Lost (Run opens June 9, 2017), The Music Man (Run opens June 16, 2017), and Julius Caesar (Run opens June 23, 2017). Rehearsals begin May 16, 2017; season closes July 9, 2017 in Conway AR. Pay pending for 2017. ($560/week in 2016.) Equity URTA Tier 1 Agreement. Seeking—Equity Actors: Males & Females, 18+. For The Music Man – “Harold Hill:” Male, 20s-40s. Vocal Range: A-flat2 to F4. Charismatic and charming con-man with a silver tongue; “Marian Paroo:” Female, 20s-30s. Vocal Range: G3-A5; Town music teacher, librarian, and "spinster." Suspicious of Hill, but eventually falls in love with him; “Mrs. Paroo:” Female, 40s-60s. Vocal Range: A-flat3 to E-flat5. Marian's somewhat meddling mother. Always cheerful and up for a laugh. Speaks with an Irish accent; “Mayor Shinn:” Male. 40s-60s. Town mayor and self-important politician. Equity Principal Audition Dec 13 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 16th Fl.: Room 16Q-waiting area & Room 16P-auditions, New York NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare two contrasting Shakespeare monologues Or one Shakespeare monologue plus 16 bars of a song to be considered for The Music Man. If singing, bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Total audition time no more than two minutes. Bring picture and resume. All actors will be expected to appear in at least two of three summer rep shows, either two Shakespeare production or one Shakespeare and one musical production, so comfort in both arenas is preferred. All roles in all productions will be open to non-traditional casting. Some cross-gendered casting may also be considered in Julius Caesar. For more info, visit www.arkshakes.com.

 

'DREAMGIRLS' – DEC. 14 DEADLINE f/JAN. 4-8 – READING - Genesius Theatre is casting the August 2017 production of Dreamgirls for Genesius Theatre, a 501 (c)(3), non-profit community theater in Reading PA. All roles are open. Seeking talented African-American actors who live in a reasonable traveling proximity to the area. Rehearsals begin mid-June 2017; opens Aug. 4 (runs varying nights and mostly weekends, until Aug. 19) at 153 N. 10th St., Reading PA. There is no compensation for this production and there are no participation fees except $25 membership dues to Genesius Theatre. Seeking—“Effie Melody White” (Lead): Female, 18-40, lead singer of the Dreamettes; “Deena Jones” (Lead): Female, 18-40, backup singer of the Dreamettes; later lead singer; “Lorell Robinson” (Lead): Female, 18-40, backup singer of the Dreamettes; “Michelle Morris” (Lead): Female, 18-40, backup singer; replacement for Effie; “Jimmy ‘James Thunder’ Early” (Lead): Male, 18-40, principal soul singer; “C.C. White” (Lead): Male, 18-30, composer and brother of Effie; “Curtis Taylor, Jr.” (Lead): Male, 18-50, Cadillac dealer and manager of the Dreams; “Marty” (Lead): Male, 18-40, theatrical agent for J.T. Early. Auditions by appointment Jan 4 from 6:30pm-10pm, Jan 5 from 6:30pm-10pm, Jan 6 from 6:30pm-10pm, Jan 7 from 10am-6pm and Jan 8 from 10am-6pm at Genesius Theatre (153 North 10th St., Reading PA 19601). By or after Dec. 14, visit GenesiusDifference.org to book your appointment and download sides and music for the audition. Bring a photo and resume to the audition. Casting personnel prefer to see you in person, but they will accept a video. If you have any questions, write to Larry Fecho, Artistic Producer, at LJFecho@FechoProductions.com.

 

SUBMISSIONS For NEW BROOKLYN PERFORMANCE SPACE – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 15 - Atlas Hugged is now accepting performance submissions for a new, multidisciplinary arts performance space slated to open in early 2017 in Brooklyn. Company states: "We are seeking to curate a wide swath of artistic expression, particularly acoustic and non-amplified art, in a relaxed, comfortable loft setting. Artist friendly splits offered.” Curating a programming calendar beginning in early 2017. All performances will be located at a new loft performance space in Brooklyn. Artist-friendly profit sharing. Seeking—Performance Proposal Submission: 18+, specifically seeking contemporary music ensembles, new musical theater projects, vocal ensembles, opera and art song programs, theater performances, chamber groups, solo singer-songwriters, and innovative cross-genre performance. Seeking talent from Brooklyn NY. Submit a paragraph description of the proposed performance (5-7 sentences is plenty), and supporting media (mp3s, video, etc), and any recent press. All proposals will be reviewed. Due to volume of submissions, only proposals that we are interested in moving forward with, at this time, will be contacted. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

'HELLO DOLLY' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 – BRISTOL - Bristol Musical Theatre the musical, Hello Dolly. Project description: "Matchmaker Dolly Levi travels to Yonkers to find a partner for half-a-millionaire Horace Vandergelder, convincing his niece, his niece's intended, and his two clerks to travel to New York City along the way." Performances run May 3-6, 2017, at The Redgrave Theatre, Clifton, Bristol, UK. No pay. Seeking talent Bristol, England. To apply, submit pix & résumés. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

EFFECTUS THEATRE COMPANY TOURS 2016-17 – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - Effectus Theatre Company is casting the Effectus Theatre Company Tours 2016-17. Project description: "Productions offer our young audiences the perfect introduction to live theatre, with a highly interactive style, incorporating animations, original music, and magical scenery." Tours local schools throughout London, ENGLAND and the UK. Pays £270-£330 per working week, plus we provide & pay for accommodation/travel. Seeking—All Roles (Supporting): Males & Females, 14+. Seeking talent from London, England. To apply, submit pix & résumés, along with cover letter expressing why you're a good fit for this role. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the theater.

 

'SON Of MAN,' The MUSICAL – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - Ezekiel Drama Ministry is casting Son of Man, a musical. Synopsis: What if Jesus’s life and work had taken place in Korea instead of Israel? Under this imaginary framework, the musical Son of Man is set in Korea in 1910, a turbulent year in which the fate of Korean history was forever changed. The Son of Man’s fresh take on God’s sacrifice for humanity as a man paints his physical, mental, and spiritual suffering in a new light through 22 original compositions. Director states: "A cast and crew full of talent and love for God, including Soo Chyun, the director, writer, and composer of the hit musical "Maroo Village"; Nara Choi, who entered her work in 2018 Winter Olympics G-2 cultural event; "Arum Hwang," a film score and media music composer; Chris Cho, an active professional actor whose filmography includes "The Servant" (2010), a director and actor at Sarang Community Church’s Drama Team; James Kang, former director of LA Home Church Drama Theater Company; and Christine Chung, a vocal trainer with 25 years of opera and worship experience, will deliver a deeply moving and impactful message of the gospel in the span of two hours." Rehearsals begin Dec. 3 (every Sat. at 7:30pm); performs Jan. 21-Feb. 25 in L.A. Los Angeles, Orange, Brea, Riverside, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Corona, Yorba Linda, Tustin, Whittier, Covina, Torrance, La Mirada, Gardena, Redondo Beach, Carson, Long Beach, Buena Park, Cerritos, Inglewood, Glendale, Pasadena, La Crescenta-Montrose, Burbank CA. Seeking—“Sang-Uk Choi” (Supporting): Male, 40-60, must be fluent in Korean; singing is required; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-40, must be fluent in Korean; dancing is required. For more information about us, please visit http://Ezekiel.la

 

'420: The MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 31 - Plum Stab, LLC is casting for the annual production of 420: The Musical, a light-hearted dirty musical performing in its 6th year. Jerry, an uptight stoner, takes a toke and wakes up in the Land of 420, where the only way to get home is to find the elusive Mighty High. Rehearses Jan.-April 2017; performs Apr. 20, 2017 (7pm & 9:30pm) at the Kraine Theater in the East Village section of NYC. Each performer will receive a negotiable stipend for the performances and written contract to guarantee payment. Seeking—“Jerry” (Lead): Male, 21-35, the protagonist and has the most lines in the show. Jerry sings one song, a ballad, that declares his love for Abby, his crush and mutual friend. The actor playing Jerry must feel comfortable singing about humorous sexual topics. In-person audition is required. Actor will be requested to perform a cold read from the script and sing a brief vocal selection of the actor's choice to showcase personality; Abby/Euphoria (Lead): Female, 21-35, the spacey but likeable love interest of Jerry. When Jerry wakes up in the Land of 420, Abby is now Euphoria, princess of the Land of 420 and daughter of The Mighty High. Euphoria sings one song about the world of 420 and helps guide Jerry back home. In-person audition is required. Actress will be requested to perform a cold read from the script and sing a brief vocal selection of their choice to showcase personality; Pat/Bud (Supporting): Male or Female, 21-35, the best friend of Jerry; the classic "duuuudeee" stoner. When Jerry falls asleep and wakes up in the Land of 420, Pat is now Bud, the excited, "hobbity" character who leads Jerry towards home. In-person audition is required. Actor will be requested to perform a cold read from the script in a group setting and sing a brief vocal selection of the actor's choice. Personality a must!; Becky/Bic (Supporting): Female, 21-35, Jerry's roommate and best friend. She is the sarcastic and funny stoner with a knack for stealing lighters. In the Land of 420, Becky is now Bic, the infamous Flame Stealer. Bic has a sultry sex appeal and sings a jazzy number about herself, the Flame Stealer, with the help of the four fairies of the Land of 420. This part requires an in-person audition where the actress will sing a short piece of her choice and perform a cold read in a group setting; Bill/Hork (Supporting): Male or Female, 21-45, we meet Eric and Bill, Jerry's drinking neighbors, in Scene 1. In the Land of 420, Bill is now Hork, the Henchman, alongside his co-villain, Epic Fail (Eric). Hork and Epic Fail sing a duet together about their evil plans to take over the Land of 420. Bill/Hork is not as bright as Eric/Epic Fail, but he is loyal. The actor/actress auditioning for Hork must attend an in-person audition and perform a short vocal piece of their choice as well as perform a cold read in a group setting; Eric/Epic Fail (Lead): 21-40, we meet Eric and Bill, Jerry's drinking neighbors, in Scene 1. To be blunt, Eric is an asshole. In the Land of 420, Eric is now Epic Fail, the evil villain, accompanied by his sidekick henchman, Hork (Bill); Epic Fail is aggressive, diabolical, sarcastic, and hilarious. Epic Fail and Hork sing a duet together about their evil plans to take over the Land of 420. The actor who wishes to play Eric/Epic Fail must attend an in-person audition and sing a vocal piece of their choice and perform a cold read in a group setting; Mom/Shoebox (Supporting): Female, 35-60, the mother of Jerry, the protagonist. Jerry's friends consider her a MILF and love to tease him about this. In the Land of 420, Jerry re-encounters Mom as the character Shoebox, a cougar, a vixen, a voluptuous sexual flirt who thinks Jerry is a fine piece of eye candy, which repulses Jerry due to her resemblance of his mother. Auditions for Mom/Shoebox will require a cold read in a group setting; “Doobie Dave” (Supporting): Male, 40-70, that old guy who has taken a few too many hits of who knows what back in the day and smokes weed every day since 1969. Doobie Dave is referenced throughout the show, but provides just one hilarious scene. This is a small role, but if done correct, a show stealer. In-person auditions required and actor will be asked to perform a cold read excerpt from the script; Mr. Highgate/The Mighty High (Supporting): Male, 27-50, Jerry's landlord in the opening scene. In the Land of 420, Mr. Highgate is seen again as the king of the Land of 420! The Mighty High brings together the story and the meaning of the number 420. His character is poignant and silly at the same time. He is best described as the embodiment of what it is to be high. His wisdom ultimately teaches Jerry the meaning of 420. At the very last scene, The Mighty High returns as the landlord, Mr. Highgate, to conclude the show. No (serious) singing or dancing experience required. Auditions for the role will require an in-person audition and the actor will be asked to do a cold read with excerpts of the script; Joy (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 21-32, Dancing role. Joy is one of the fairies in the Land of 420. Fairies participate in the musical numbers as dancers and have a few lines. The fairies move the set pieces and provide comedic enhancement to the entire show. Dancing experience required. Actors must schedule an in-person audition where they will perform a short cold read from the script and perform an improv dance in a group setting; Happiness (Chorus/Ensemble): Male or Female, 21-32, Dancing role. Happiness is one of the fairies in the Land of 420. First seen as one of the new tenants of Jerry's apartment building, the 4 tenants re-appear in the Land of 420 as The fairies. Fairies participate in the musical numbers as dancers and have a few lines. The fairies move the set pieces and provide comedic enhancement to the entire show. Dancing experience required. Actors must schedule an in-person audition where they will perform a short cold read from the script and perform an improv dance in a group setting; Bliss (Chorus/Ensemble): Male or Female, 21-32, Dancing role. Bliss is one of the fairies in the Land of 420. Bliss is the sexy fairy. The fairies are responsible for moving the set pieces and also participate in two musical numbers as dancers. Minimal lines; glitter, wings, and shenanigans; dancing experience required. In person audition with improv dancing and cold read from script; Yahtzee (Chorus/Ensemble): Male or Female, 21-32, Dancing role. Yahtzee is one of the fairies in the Land of 420. Yahtzee is the silly fairy. Fairies are responsible for moving the set pieces and participate in two musical numbers. Minimal lines; glitter, wings, and shenanigans. Dancing experience not required; personality a must. In-person audition will require actors to perform a cold read with excerpts from the script and an improv dance in a group setting; Seeking talent from New York NY. All roles require an in-person audition so that the 420 Team can see if the actor possesses the personality we are looking for in these roles. www.420themusical.com Facebook - www.facebook.com/420themusical; Twitter @420themusical ; Instagram @420themusical

 

TEXAS SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 2017 SEASON – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 31 - Texas Shakespeare Festival is casting the Texas Shakespeare Festival, a non-Equity summer repertory theatre. The 32nd season includes: Much Ado About Nothing, Cyrano De Bergerac, Richard III, The Marvelous Wonderettes, A Children's Show, and one other small cast show to be announced. Contract runs May 19-Aug. 3, 2017; Rehearses(for all shows) May 20-June 28; runs June 29-July 30 in Kilgore TX. Actors receive a $3,500 stipend (first payment on arrival and then every two weeks); dorm housing; $350 travel reimbursement; fourteen meals a week. Acting Interns received a $1,250 stipend (first payment on arrival and then every two weeks); double occupancy dorm housing; and fourteen meals a week. Seeing—“Four Female Actors: 23-45, classical trained actors, who can sing and harmonize, to be cast in The Marvelous Wonderettes, Much Ado About Nothing, Cyrano de Bergerac, Richard III. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. For consideration, visit www.TexasShakespeare.com and read audition submission requirements, fill out the 2017 Audition Submission Form, attach a headshot (prefer JPEG) and resume (prefer PDF) and two audition pieces. Female Actors, and Male Actors who wish to be considered for both the roadshow and summer season, must also submit a song selection. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

 

'BLACK PANTHER WOMEN' and 'MILES DAVIS' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 31 - Women of Color Productions, Inc. is casting lead, supporting and ensemble roles for Black Panther Women, with an all-female cast that will play female & male roles, and one male lead and one male supporting role for Miles Davis, a two-character play with music. Rehearsals for Black Panther Women begin in September; runs this fall in NYC. Rehearsals for Miles Davis begin in late fall; runs this winter in NYC. Pay provided. Seeking—Various Roles for Black Panther Women: 18+, Ericka, Elaine, Kathleen, Afeni, Black Mary, Hoover, Agent, and various ensemble roles; singing and dancing skills are a plus; Various Roles or Miles Davis: Male, 30-75, lead and supporting roles; The Everyman character should be able to play various character roles; the other character is Miles Davis at various stages of his life. The lead character should be able to play a variety of character roles and a variety of age ranges. If actors who are auditioning can play trumpet or saxophone, that is a plus (it is not a must). Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. In your cover letter note your availability for rehearsals and performances. Someone will get back to you to schedule an audition. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

ENGLISH MUSICALS KOREA, 2016 RESIDENT MT ACTORS – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 18 - English Musicals Korea is seeking strong musical theater actors to perform English musicals in South Korea. Managing director states: "We are seeking to hire versatile actors with a passion for travel for our 2016 season of shows, which includes productions of Neverland and Beauty and the Beast." Positions are available throughout the year (one-year contract) just outside of Seoul, South Korea. Pays: 2,400,000 Korean Won/month. Housing, benefits, and round-trip airfare provided. Seeking—Resident Actor (Lead): Males & Females, 18-33, actors perform in interactive musicals and also contribute to the creation of the musicals; each season, the resident actors can pitch to be selected for the production team; this can include direction, choreography, music composition, etc.; “Belle” (Lead): Female, 21-18, a sweet, strong, and curious bookworm who denies a proposal from the vain Duke; she is a kind and generous spirit, with a natural desire to help those around her; Beast (Lead): Male, 23-32, the snobbish prince of the castle who is cursed and turned into a hideous beast for being selfish; he must learn to be kind and find true love before the last rose petal falls or else he will remain a beast forever; Mad Hatter (Lead): Male, 23-35, the energetic leader of the group; he's obsessed with tea and has a fabulously colorful wardrobe; “Alice” (Lead): Female, 22-30, a young, adventurous girl who always finds mischief; she falls into Wonderland where she immediately bumps heads with the Queen of Hearts; Queen of Hearts (Lead): Female, 26-33, the Queen of Wonderland; she wants to control everything in Wonderland, including Alice; she will do anything in order to get her way. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. For consideration, email cover letter, headshot, CV, and performance reel to Lydia Davis, managing director, at lydia.davis.gev@gmail.com. For more info, visit www.englishmusicals.com.

 

'24 BLACKBIRDS' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 28 - Blackbird Dance Company is casting a workshop of 24 Blackbirds, a musical. Seeking creative minds, bodies, and talents interested in the process that collectively creates great work. Character development will be asked and possibly song writing options. Very multi-cultural in nature. Rehearses fall 2016 (once weekly, and a bit more in spring 2017) to showcase a run by April 2017 in L.A. Small stipend for spring. Benefits of dance training and company classes through Blackbird herself. Creator states: "Working on a grant currently." Seeking—Dancer Birds (Lead): Males & Females, 16-45, multi-cultural dance training, circus a plus, singing a plus, musicianship could be interesting mix; technique preferred but expressive movers company can tighten training if committed; Musician Birds (Lead): Males & Females, 16-45, musicians, singing a plus, available to bring instruments and play/create live template for original score; multi-cultural in nature and creative input encouraged thru structured progress of building show; some recording and filming opportunities in spring plus live performances. Seeking talent from Hollywood CA. Must be available weekly in Los Angeles for regular rehearsals. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

EQUITY, 'WEST SIDE STORY' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAR. 20 - Western Playhouse is casting West Side Story. Rehearses May 22-June 15, 2017; runs June 16-18 and 22-24 in St. Joseph MO. Equity URTA Contract; EMC. Housing and travel (for out -of-town actors cast) is available. Seeking—“Tony” (Lead): Male, 20-30, young man and former leader of the Jets; torn between his friendships and his love for Maria; genuinely sincere; strong singer and actor; some dance; tenor, B-flat2 to B-flat4. Required Media: Headshot/Photo; resume; link to/or video of 16 bars of vocal, link to/or sample dance video; “Maria” (Lead): Female, 18-25, Bernardo's sister, an innocent young girl; falls in love with Tony; in the middle of the conflict between the two gangs; strong singer and some dance. Required Media: Headshot/Photo, resume, link to/or video of 16 bars of vocal, link to/or sample dance video; “Anita” (Lead): Female, 20-30, Bernardo's girlfriend and Maria's friend; assertive; gives advice to Maria and hopes to protect her from the dangers of the gangs; extremely strong dancer-singer; Mezzo-soprano/belter, F3-D5. Required Media: Headshot/photo, resume, link to/or video of 16 bars of vocal, link to/or sample dance video; “Bernardo” (Supporting): Male, 20-30, Maria's brother and Anita's boyfriend, leader of the Sharks; a strong, passionate young man; strong dancer-singer; baritone, B-flat2 to E-flat4. Required Media: Headshot/Photo, resume, link to/or video of 16 bars of vocal, link to/or sample dance video; “Chino” (Supporting): Male, 18-25, shy, young boy, friend of Tony; baritone. Required Media: Headshot/Photo, resume, link to/or video of 16 bars of vocal, link to/or sample dance video; “Riff” (Supporting): Male, 18-30, Tony's best friend; intelligent, passionate leader of the Jets; strong singer-actor; heavy dancing; tenor. Required Media: Headshot/Photo, resume, link to/or video of 16 bars of vocal, link to/or sample dance video; “Anybodys” (Supporting): Female, 18-25, scrappy, teen-aged girl; tries to imitate the Jets, and wants to be just like them; heavy dancing. Required Media: Headshot/Photo, resume, link to/or video of 16 bars of vocal, link to/or sample dance video; Jets (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18-29, strong singers and dancers; athletic; to play Action, A-Rab, Baby John, Snowboy, Big Deal, Diesel, Kiddo. Required Media: Headshot/Photo, resume, link to/or video of 16 bars of vocal, link to/or sample dance video; Sharks (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18-29, strong singers and dancers; athletic. Roles include speaking and singing lines; to play Pepe, Indio, Luis, Anxious, Nibbles, Juano, Toro, and Moose. Required Media: Headshot/Photo, resume, link to/or video of 16 bars of vocal, link to/or sample dance video; Jet Girls (Chorus/Ensemble): 18-29, strong singers and dancers; some speaking; to play Velma, Graziella, Minnie, Clarice, and Pauline. Required Media: Headshot/Photo, resume, link to/or video of 16 bars of vocal, link to/or sample dance video; Shark Girls (Chorus/Ensemble): 18-29, strong singers and dancers; to play Rosalia, Consuelo, Francisca, Teresita, Estella, and Margarita. Required Media: Headshot/Photo, resume, link to/or video of 16 bars of vocal, link to/or sample dance video. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the playhouse.

 

 

 

 

COMPANIES:

The ACTOR's PROJECT NYC, INDUSTRY SHOWCASES – NOV. 1 & 15 - The Actor's Project NYC is casting Beyond Fiction!, Our Stories!, Archetypes!, Scenario! and Imaginary Tales! for the 37th season of full-length theatrical showcases of music, scenes, monologues, and sketch comedy, all original works by company writers. Producer states: "TAPNYC is a company that assists its members in landing agents and getting work through industry showcases. All shows are attended by industry in film, TV, and theater. Past productions have been attended by producers (Broadway), agents (commercial/legit), managers, and casting directors." Rehearses in fall 2016; performs in winter 2017 in NYC. Membership dues are $495/season and include agent/manager coaching, resume workshops, branding-yourself workshops, and entry into The Acting-Career Seminar, where company members meet with a commercial agent, a legit agent, and a talent manager. Seeking—Actors & Singers Seeking Representation Through Showcases: 18+. Group auditions by appointment Nov 1 from 4pm-5pm and Nov 15 from 2:30pm-3:30pm at TAPNYC @ Studios 353 (353 W. 48th St., New York NY 10036). In your submission, include an audition date selected from the options; casting personnel will email you an audition request. Add audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com to your contacts to ensure the confirmation lands in your inbox. If you do not receive same-day confirmation, direct-email headshot and resume to audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com. Prepare a one-minute contemporary comedic monologue. Auditions will be done in groups. Producer states: "We suggest (though do not require) monologues from Bobby Holder's book 'Out of the Blue' (available on TheActorsProjectNYC.com, BobbyHolder.com, Amazon, iBooks, etc.) or TAPNYC approved monologues at monologuestogo.com."

 

'SCENARIO!' – NOV. 1 & 15 - The Actor's Project NYC is casting Scenario! for the 37th season of full-length theatrical showcases of music, scenes, monologues, and sketch comedy, all original works by company writers. Producer states: "TAPNYC is a company that assists its members in landing agents and getting work through industry showcases. All shows are attended by industry in film, TV, and theater. Past productions have been attended by producers (Broadway), agents (commercial/legit), managers, and casting directors." Rehearses in fall 2016; performs in winter 2017 in NYC. Membership dues are $495/season and include agent/manager coaching, resume workshops, branding-yourself workshops, and entry into The Acting-Career Seminar, where company members meet with a commercial agent, a legit agent, and a talent manager. Seeking—Actors & Singers Seeking Representation Through Showcases: 18+. Group auditions by appointment Nov 1 from 4pm-5pm and Open Casting Call Nov 15 from 2:30pm-4:30pm at TAPNYC @ Studios 353 (353 W. 48th St., New York NY 10036). In your submission, include an audition date selected from the options; casting personnel will email you an audition request. Add audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com to your contacts to ensure the confirmation lands in your inbox. If you do not receive same-day confirmation, direct-email headshot and resume to audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com. Prepare a one-minute contemporary comedic monologue. Auditions will be done in groups. Producer states: "We suggest (though do not require) monologues from Bobby Holder's book 'Out of the Blue' (available on TheActorsProjectNYC.com, BobbyHolder.com, Amazon, iBooks, etc.) or TAPNYC approved monologues at monologuestogo.com."

 

'IMAGINARY TALES!' – NOV. 15 & 21 - The Actor's Project NYC is casting Imaginary Tales! for the 37th season of full-length theatrical showcases of music, scenes, monologues, and sketch comedy, all original works by company writers. Producer states: "TAPNYC is a company that assists its members in landing agents and getting work through industry showcases. All shows are attended by industry in film, TV, and theater. Past productions have been attended by producers (Broadway), agents (commercial/legit), managers, and casting directors." Rehearses in fall 2016; performs in winter 2017 in NYC. Membership dues are $495/season and include agent/manager coaching, resume workshops, branding-yourself workshops, and entry into The Acting-Career Seminar, where company members meet with a commercial agent, a legit agent, and a talent manager. Seeking—Actors & Singers Seeking Representation Through Showcases: 18+. Group auditions by appointment Nov 15 from 2:30pm-3:30pm and Nov 21 from 3:30pm-4:30pm at TAPNYC @ Studios 353 (353 W. 48th St., New York NY 10036). In your submission, include an audition date selected from the options; casting personnel will email you an audition request. Add audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com to your contacts to ensure the confirmation lands in your inbox. If you do not receive same-day confirmation, direct-email headshot and resume to audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com. Prepare a one-minute contemporary comedic monologue. Auditions will be done in groups. Producer states: "We suggest (though do not require) monologues from Bobby Holder's book 'Out of the Blue' (available on TheActorsProjectNYC.com, BobbyHolder.com, Amazon, iBooks, etc.) or TAPNYC approved monologues at monologuestogo.com."

 

'ARCHETYPES!' – NOV. 15 & 21 - The Actor's Project NYC is casting Archetypes! for the 37th season of full-length theatrical showcases of music, scenes, monologues, and sketch comedy, all original works by company writers. Producer states: "TAPNYC is a company that assists its members in landing agents and getting work through industry showcases. All shows are attended by industry in film, TV, and theater. Past productions have been attended by producers (Broadway), agents (commercial/legit), managers, and casting directors." Rehearses in fall 2016; performs in winter 2017 in NYC. Membership dues are $495/season and include agent/manager coaching, resume workshops, branding-yourself workshops, and entry into The Acting-Career Seminar, where company members meet with a commercial agent, a legit agent, and a talent manager. Seeking—Actors & Singers Seeking Representation Through Showcases: 18+. Group auditions by appointment Nov 15 from 2:30pm-3:30pm and Nov 21 from 3:30pm-4:30pm at TAPNYC @ Studios 353 (353 W. 48th St., New York NY 10036). In your submission, include an audition date selected from the options; casting personnel will email you an audition request. Add audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com to your contacts to ensure the confirmation lands in your inbox. If you do not receive same-day confirmation, direct-email headshot and resume to audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com. Prepare a one-minute contemporary comedic monologue. Auditions will be done in groups. Producer states: "We suggest (though do not require) monologues from Bobby Holder's book 'Out of the Blue' (available on TheActorsProjectNYC.com, BobbyHolder.com, Amazon, iBooks, etc.) or TAPNYC approved monologues at monologuestogo.com."

 

'BEYOND FICTION!' – NOV. 29 - The Actor's Project NYC is casting Beyond Fiction! for 37th season of full-length theatrical showcases of music, scenes, monologues, and sketch comedy, all original works by company writers. Producer states: "TAPNYC is a company that assists its members in landing agents and getting work through industry showcases. All shows are attended by industry in film, TV, and theater. Past productions have been attended by producers (Broadway), agents (commercial/legit), managers, and casting directors." Rehearses in fall 2016; performs in winter 2017 in NYC. Membership dues are $495/season and include agent/manager coaching, resume workshops, branding-yourself workshops, and entry into The Acting-Career Seminar, where company members meet with a commercial agent, a legit agent, and a talent manager. Seeking—Actors & Singers Seeking Representation Through Showcases: 18+. Group audition by appointment Nov 29 from 2:30pm-3:30pm at TAPNYC @ Studios 353 (353 W. 48th St.New York NY 10036). Seeking talent from New York NY. In your submission, include an audition date selected from the options; casting personnel will email you an audition request. Add audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com to your contacts to ensure the confirmation lands in your inbox. If you do not receive same-day confirmation, direct-email headshot and resume to audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com. Prepare a one-minute contemporary comedic monologue. Auditions will be done in groups. Producer states: "We suggest (though do not require) monologues from Bobby Holder's book 'Out of the Blue' (available on TheActorsProjectNYC.com, BobbyHolder.com, Amazon, iBooks, etc.) or TAPNYC-approved monologues at monologuestogo.com."

 

'SCENARIO!' – NOV. 29 - The Actor's Project NYC is casting Scenario! for the 37th season of full-length theatrical showcases of music, scenes, monologues, and sketch comedy, all original works by company writers. Producer states: "TAPNYC is a company that assists its members in landing agents and getting work through industry showcases. All shows are attended by industry in film, TV, and theater. Past productions have been attended by producers (Broadway), agents (commercial/legit), managers, and casting directors." Rehearses in fall 2016; performs in winter 2017 in NYC. Membership dues are $495/season and include agent/manager coaching, resume workshops, branding-yourself workshops, and entry into The Acting-Career Seminar, where company members meet with a commercial agent, a legit agent, and a talent manager. Seeking—Actors & Singers Seeking Representation Through Showcases: 18+. Group audition Nov 29 from 2:30pm-4:30pm at TAPNYC @ Studios 353 (353 W. 48th St., New York NY 10036). Seeking talent from New York, NY. In your submission, include an audition date selected from the options; casting personnel will email you an audition request. Add audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com to your contacts to ensure the confirmation lands in your inbox. If you do not receive same-day confirmation, direct-email headshot and resume to audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com. Prepare a one-minute contemporary comedic monologue. Auditions will be done in groups. Producer states: "We suggest (though do not require) monologues from Bobby Holder's book 'Out of the Blue' (available on TheActorsProjectNYC.com, BobbyHolder.com, Amazon, iBooks, etc.) or TAPNYC approved monologues at monologuestogo.com."

 

The COMPLETE THEATRE COMPANY - TCTC is seeking actors for The Complete Theatre Company's Fall Season. TCTC is a social and professional network of actors and writers that collaborate to build and share a diverse body of work. Membership benefits include: three classes a week, being cast in shows, and the unique opportunity to be a part of a social and artistic community. TCTC has performed in numerous theaters throughout the city. Agents and managers attend our productions. Members attend any number of classes that fit their schedule. Once you have auditioned and been accepted into our company, we allow prospective members to audit a TCTC class free of charge. For more info, visit: www.completetheatre.net. Company classes run three times every week (Mon., 7pm-9pm; Wed., 11am-1pm; and Fri., 11am-1pm) in NYC. No pay. Membership dues are $275/season (three months) or at a discount of $475 for two seasons (six months). Benefits include three acting classes every week; which breaks down to $5 to $10/hr. Actors sometimes receive a percentage of the box office. Seeking—Company Members (Lead): 18+, All Ethnicities. Seeking submissions from New York NY. No audition required for Friday. Email annieward@tctheatrecompany.com to receive information on the Friday workshop. For more info, visit www.completetheatre.net.

 

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:

The FEATURED SINGING COMPETITION – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 16 - Seven Notes NY Inc. is seeking contestants to participate in international singing competition in Manhattan. First round is Feb. 11, 2017; second round is Feb. 18; final round is Mar. 26 in NYC. No pay. Note that participation fees range from $85-220. Seeking—Competitors: Singers, Males & Females, 6+, the FEATured is an international singing competition, designed to provide an opportunity for singers of all ages and levels, performing in various genres and having different experiences, to express themselves and to test their strengths and capabilities while competing with their own kind; the objective of the competition is to become a stepping stone for the performers with different backgrounds to showcase and advance their talents and to give the chance to the most gifted of them to shine. Seeking talent from New York NY. Mixed genres: classical music, musical theater, jazz, and pop. Visit www.thefeaturedny.com for more information.

'The GREATEST PIRATE STORY NEVER TOLD!' and 'ROVING BLADES,' NATIONAL TOURING COMPANY – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 9 - NeverTold Productions, Inc. is casting Cape Cod/Eastern MA and NYC replacements for the repertory touring production of the improvised, musical comedy The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told! and the Celtic music group The Roving Blades. Separate casts rehearse in Cape Cod MA and NYC. Touring nationwide through 2017. Paid travel and performance days when on tour. Seeking—Repertory Company Member (Lead): Males & Females, 21-40, seeking diverse and dynamic performers for a new repertory company performing: "The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told!" an epic, musical tale of piracy with one small caveat--half the script has been destroyed; with suggestions from their audience, the crew improvises a brand new, musical adventure; seeking quintuple threats who can sing, dance, improvise, have stage combat experience, and intermediate proficiency in one of the following instruments: guitar, percussion, accordion/concertina. Also casting The Roving Blades, a high-energy music and storytelling group that performs traditional music of England, Ireland, and the Americas; seeking strong singer-instrumentalists with proficiency in one of the following: guitar, fiddle/violin, percussion, bass, concertina/accordion, or penny whistle/flute. Seeking talent from Brewster MA; New York NY. Auditions in late November/early December. For an audition appointment, submit headshot/resume electronically, along with a cover letter detailing any of your skills that are listed in the casting breakdown. For more information, visit www.greatestpiratestory.com, Facebook.com/greatestpiratestory, or Facebook.com/therovingblades.

 

The 20th ANNUAL LOTTE LENYA COMPETITION – JAN. 23 DEADLINE - Kurt Weill Foundation is seeking singers-actors for The Lotte Lenya Competition, which recognizes talented singer/actors of all nationalities, ages 19-32, who are dramatically and musically convincing in repertoire ranging from opera/operetta to contemporary Broadway scores, including the works of Kurt Weill. Semi-finals Mar. 9 & 10, 2017 in NYC; Finals Apr. 22, 2017 in Rochester NY. $20,000 1st prize; $15,000 2nd prize; $10,000 3rd prize. Additional awards range from $500 to $5,000. Seeking—Singer-Actors: Males & Females, 19-32, Eligibility: open to singer-actors of all nationalities, ages 19–32 (born after Apr. 23, 1984 and before Jan. 24, 1998). Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Applications & audition videos due Jan. 23, 2017. Repertoire: Contestants must prepare four selections, total duration not to exceed 15 minutes: a selection from the operatic or operetta repertoire; a theatrical selection (any genre) by Kurt Weill; a song from the “Golden Age” (pre-1968) American musical theater repertoire; and a song from the American musical theater repertoire of 1968 or later. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the foundation.

 

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:

'HEROES Of COLOR' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 15 - Heredia Designs, LLC is seeking a native Spanish speaking narrator for educational animated web series, Heroes Of Color. Recording from your home studio; must provide your own professional audio. Pays $150. Seeking—Spanish Speaking Narrator (Lead): 18+, must be native, Spanish speaking. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Record with your professional equipment (not cellphones). When sending your audio file, please send as: Firstname_Lastname.wav to my email address: herediadesignsllc@gmail.com. Please read the highlighted verses in the script attached.

 

WE GET DEPRESSED ONLINE FILM – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 15 - We Get Depressed Films is casting a female voiceover for a 30-second spot in an online commercial for We Get Depressed Films. Records sometime during the first two weeks in November (date TBD) near Union Square in NYC. Pays: $100 for the session. Seeking—Female Voiceover: 25-50, seeking a warm, nonjudgmental voice; the online commercial does have a bit of humor to it, so a little sass is not a bad thing. Seeking talent from New York NY. Send your reel as well as a scratch recording of the attached short script. For more info, visit www.wegetdepressed.com.

Script:

Open on a girl running in the park on a sunny day.
VO: Look at you… 
Up early, running on a Saturday morning!
Because you’ve got it all together.
What’s after this… a green juice?
Maybe some yoga?
This is when the woman stops running and lights a cigarette.
VO: Oh.
SUPER: WE GET IT.
WE GET DEPRESSED.
www.wegetdepressed.com

 

'2040 VISION' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 15 - 4WD MARCH is casting 2040 Vision, a short student film (approx. 10-15 mins) for Brooklyn College. Synopsis: Set in the year 2040, an artist uses sense-enhancing technology to bolster her creativity. However, this technology ends up controlling her life. Rehearses in November; shoots Dec. 8-12 in Brooklyn NY. Small compensation possible. Seeking—“Indigo” (Lead): Female, 18-30, a rebellious, creative spirit; she's trying to make amazing art to fill a gallery show; however, everything seems to be getting in the way; “Marc” (Lead): Male, 18-35, a computer programmer who becomes increasingly possessive of his girlfriend, Indigo; “Norm” (Supporting): Male, 18-50, Norm the name of the artificial intelligence that starts off friendly, but gradually takes over Indigo's life; reminiscent of Siri. Voiceover role. Must show up for all scenes even though you will not be seen on camera. Seeking talent from New York NY. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

SINGING IMPRESSIONISTS – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 16 - Dylan Guerra, prod. is seeking singing impressionists. Producer states: "Can you do a great singing impression of Alicia Keyes, Miley Cyrus, Michael Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Adam Levine, Adele, Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga, or another top singer? We don't care what you look like only what you sound like." Schedule will be created upon hiring, impressionist schedule pending. Pay TBD. Seeking—Singing Impressionists: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from Dallas TX, New York NY. To get a chance to audition in studio, submit MP3s of any great singing impressions you can do (can record on your phone). Email all submissions to DylanGGuerra@gmail.com.

 

ANIMATED SAFETY VIDEO – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 17 - Shamrock Communications is seeking a male, comedic character voice for a humorous animated safety video. To record ASAP. Must have own recording equipment and be able to do a session while being monitored over the phone. I will be paying upon completion of the video or 30 days from record session and approval. Seeking—Professor (Lead): Male, 25-50, a wacky professor in an animated presentation. Seeking talent from Tinton Falls NJ; New York NY. Must provide an mp3 audition sample read of script provided to be considered. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

Script:

Psstt... It's me. Professor Shamrock.
I'm in my studio lab working on a new formula.
It's an antidote for something that is plaguing New Jersey...and the world.
The condition is called Bad Video Production Syndrome
Symptoms include the inability to realize quality video production, good graphics, professional voice-overs and great customer service.

 

DANCER-SINGER – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 18 - KM Casting is seeking a dancer-singer for an upcoming project. Shoots in London, UK. Some pay. Seeking talent from London, England. To apply, submit pix & résumés. Details will be disclosed to selected candidates. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

AUDITION HERO VIDEO COMMERCIAL – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 19 - Castmate, Inc. is seeking actors in NYC to perform fully prepared song, monologue, or other chosen piece selection showing best work. Company states: "AUDITION HERO allows performers in NYC to book professional audition taping, accompaniment, and also vocal or acting coaching online. Now an actor, singer, or dancer can easily book vetted professionals ('SuperPros') and studio space in minutes. We are releasing a new version of the website with video clips showing examples of the services we provide for clientele." Shoots Nov. 20 from 2pm-6pm in NYC. No pay. Selected performers will receive HD footage of chosen material. In addition to receiving footage, you may also be featured on AuditionHeroHQ.com. Seeking—Newsie/Scottsboro Boy (Lead): Male, 18-29, strong musical theatre performer with a youthful vibrancy and urgency in performance; tenors & bari-tenors encouraged; Mature Leading Man (Lead): 30-55, strong Legit/TV/Film actor with a charismatic presence and warm likability. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit your up to date materials and note in the submission why you would be a great fit for this project and what piece you would like to perform. If selected, performers will be asked to send self-taped performance ready pieces under two minutes to casting via unlisted YouTube link. You may not use Audition Hero to film these pieces. A rough phone recording will be requested. For more info, visit AuditionHeroHQ.com. Company states: "We are looking for actors who understand the need for this site and are excited to spread the word and use the footage to book professional work. Thank you and we look forward to reviewing your submissions and the opportunity to work with you!"

 

'TO BE FIONA' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 20 - SVA is casting To Be Fiona, an animated short film about Fiona, a Chinese art student who is passionate about life. Fearful about the future, she looks back on her life and engages in a conversation with her younger self. Records between Nov 3-20 for only a few hours at The School of Visual Arts in NYC. Meal and copy of the film will be provided. Seeking—“Fiona” (Lead): Female, 18-30, a Chinese art student who is passionate about life but fearful about the future, she looks back on her life and engages in a conversation with her younger self; “Young Fiona” (Lead): Female, 18-30, totally ready to grow up and doesn't understand the fears adult Fiona expresses; “Mary” (Lead): Female, 30-55, Fiona's mother; she wants the best for her kids and she is pushing Fiona to be successful; “John” (Lead): Male, 50-70, Fiona's grandfather; very traditional; he wants his granddaughter to be involved in making society better. Seeking talent New York NY. List your availability and provide an audio reel. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

'BEYOND' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 20 - Black Drone Media is Beyond, a feature film shot in Russia that needs dubbing. Recording begins Oct. 18 in Los Angeles CA. Pays $65/hour. Two hours minimum. Meals provided. Seeking—“Michael” (Lead): Male, 23-35, a young con artist; very charismatic; his voice is very confident, trustworthy and calming; English must be talent's first language; no accents; references: Dicaprio in Catch Me If You Can, Miles Teller in War Dogs. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

ELECTRONIC MUSIC – EXPIRES NOV. 24 - Luzami Music is seeking voice actors/actresses for electronic music recordings. Producer states: "I am a composer of electronic music including house, dance, electro, and other electronic styles. I am an independent unsigned artist and have no relations or contracts with third-party recording/publishing companies. My tracks are all original--no covers. This is an experimental project where I am seeking male and female voice actors who want to add speech vocals to my electronic tracks. You can see this as a promotion and experimental opportunity for yourself to get your voice mixed with my songs. As this is an unpaid job, you get the final mp3 for free and you are allowed to upload your mixed MP3 vocals to all social media you want. This way we can promote each other and you have the chance to experiment in an area of voice acting that you might never did before." The project will be done via online collaboration. No pay; mp3s provided. Seeking—Voice Actors (Lead): Males & Females, 18+, should be able to record speech vocals yourself and send them to the coordinator by email; full freedom to create your own vocal speech samples as you see fit for the coordinator's tracks. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

'RAIN DOLL' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 25 - NYU Animation is casting Rain Doll, a short stop-motion film for NYU. Synopsis: "Rain Doll" is about a young Japanese American girl who desperately wants to garden outside with her mom. Records on date(s) TBD at NYU in Lower Manhattan. If not located in NYC, remote audition and submission is an option. Must have access to voiceover facilities and equipment. Producer plans to apply for the SAG-AFTRA Student Film Agreement. Seeking—“May” (Lead): Female, 8+, a ten-year-old Japanese American girl who lives with her mom; when a plant she's growing sprouts, she wants to go plant it outside immediately despite the torrential downpour; she has a wild imagination and doesn't give up easily; “Makoto” (Supporting): Female, 18+, a first-generation Japanese American woman who lives with her daughter, May; she is hardworking and caring, but like all parents she sometimes loses her patience; she tries her best to be the voice of reason without being demanding and loves her daughter unconditionally. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Include audio sample with submission. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

'CONARIUM' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 29 - Zoetrope Interactive is casting voiceover actor for Conarium, a Zoetrope Interactive new Lovecraftian horror adventure game. Recording location TBD. Deferred pay. Payments will be made after the project has been finished. Seeking—“Dr. Faust” (Supporting): Male, 55-75, an eastern occultist, inventor and a medical doctor; he is a serious man, about 65 years old and spent his later years in seclusion; he is the most important side character in this project. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit audio reels. For more info, visit http://zoetrope-interactive.com/ and www.conariumgame.com/.

 

ROSA PARKS VOICEOVER PROJECT – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 30 - Vanessa Martino, coord. is seeking an actor for the voiceover role of Rosa Parks. Production takes place in NYC. Dates are flexible, but recording will take place during the month of November. Seeking—“Rosa Parks” (Voiceover) (Supporting): Female, 18-45, will be required to record voiceover from Rosa Parks' actual written letters. Seeking talent from New York NY. Include audio sample with submission. Southern accent is a must (preferably Montgomery, Alabama). For submission, visit backstage.com

 

The CAN OPENER: A BRIEF HORROR MUSICAL – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 1 - MZJ Music is casting the indie short film of The Can Opener: A Brief Horror Musical which premiered as a stage musical to sold-out audiences at the Players' Theater Boo! Festival, and which continued at the FRIGID New York Festival. Young Bobbi, getting ready to head off to college, is tormented by zombies in her nightmares. The newspaper tells of ominous and grisly deaths. When Bobbi finally arrives at college, she finds that her nightmares are coming true. Casting through November 2016. Preproduction January 2017. Cast album audio recording February 2017. Production March/April 2017. Compensation to be based on the indie budget. Seeking—Mother (Lead): Female, 18-51, The lead role of Mother, a "Stepford" wife who is superficially perfect, and underneath it, pure, creepy, evil. She's emotionally detached and eccentric, cheerful in her robotic way. Somewhere between haughty, elegant, and airhead. Doubles as the lighthearted/demonic college professor (alter ego), who leads the carnage. Middle voice range; Zombie College Student (Supporting): Males & Females, 18-27, Zombie college student. Any voice range can be made to work. Must be able to do the right combination of creepy and comic, both in acting and singing. Experience with choreographed movement a plus, given the way the Zombies torment the lead character, Bobbi. Seeking talent from New York NY. Online singing samples an absolute must. Video singing samples preferred. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

MAINE COAST HERITAGE TRUST – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 2 - Timber & Frame Media is seeking a voiceover actress with a grandmother-esque voice with a lot of character, strength, and warmth for a 90-second PSA for the Maine Coast Heritage Trust. It will be used online, internally, and in presentations. MCHT is an environmental organization working to preserve the coast of Maine for future generations. The script is written from the perspective of a woman talking/writing a letter to a daughter who has grown up and moved away. If in Maine, the production can record and make accommodations for recording in person during month of November. If outside of Maine, it will require recording takes independently, sending takes via Internet, and working back and forth with director remotely on performance. Recording would take place during month of November. Pays: $500. Seeking—Woman in Dinghy (Lead): 60+. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Include any samples to previous voiceover or acting samples that apply. You also can submit a demo of this sample script:

There is something about this place...It’s hard to describe...Three thousand four hundred and seventy eight miles. I hope you'll see it all too. Like I have. Island by island. Cove by cove. There's a presence here. Like nowhere else. It's hard to explain, but it's more of a feeling. That we're protected. That what we care about, is taken care of. For everyone. And for good.

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

'And The INFINITE' – DEC. 3 - T.C. Crosser (composer/prod.) is casting a punk rock fairy tale, And the Infinite, about married rock musicians Sylvia and Tristan as told through their daughter Sophie twenty years after their subsequent divorce. The musical is inspired by the divorce of Sonic Youth band members Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore. With narration from their now grown daughter being loosely inspired by the story of Frances Bean Cobain. Producer states: "Our focus is to create a professional fully produced demo of up to 5 tracks and one fully produced music video in an effort to create a 'producer's package' for consideration further down the road." Rehearsals and filming are tentatively planned for early January in New York City and are completely flexible to meet the performer's needs and availability. No pay. Producer states: "Fully produced demo recording (of up to five songs) and a music video at the end of this part of the project. Being a full-time music producer I'm also willing to help record and work with selected vocalists on their own demo materials for free (includes piano arrangements/recording, vocal arrangements/recording, mixing, and mastering)." Seeking—“Tristan” (Lead): Male, 25-40, born and raised on a farm in Plymouth IA. After a year on the road Tristan left the band Baby Plastic Jesus and was a jazz pianist in New Orleans before finally moving to Anaheim CA where he met Sylvia Pitkin and Curt Cross to form the band Death of the General. After the band separated amid his divorce from Sylvia he went on to have a brief solo career. He currently is a fulltime rock producer and is in a relationship with journalist Ariel Dube. Audition by appointment Dec 3 from 6pm-9:30pm at Opera America Center (330 7th Avenue, 8th Fl., New York City NY 10001). Depending on response our hope is to have 20 minute slots booked individually for each selected to audition. This again is subject to change based on the number of applicants we wish to hear. Alternative date/times available on a case by case basis. Submit some form of audio/video of you singing for review. Acoustic Guitar playing skills a definite plus. All ethnicities are encouraged to submit.

 

'HIT SONG 2017' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 4 - HitSongs.Club is seeking select singers with an edge. Recording in NYC & Atlanta. Pays a gratuity of at least $100/day. Travel and meals provided. No participation fees required. Contract varies from project to project. Accepted applicants will go into a co-publishing contract for that song. Production company will absorb all costs. No money required from artist. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Auditions held via Skype and phone. Submit picture and resume or go to www.hitsong.club and fill out a short form. Selected applicants will be contacted for Skype audition. Accepted applicants will go into a co-publishing contract for that song. Production company will absorb all cost. No money required from artist.

SINGERS To RECORD In NEW YORK CITY – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 7 - V. Shelton (coord). is seeking talented singers who want original material in NYC recording studios. Coordinator states: "We are looking to develop unknown singers to work on their sound, image and musical path. This is a fantastic opportunity for any artist to bring their original thoughts and voices into fruition. Auditions will be held by well recognized and influential industry experts." Ongoing in NYC. No pay. Coordinator states: "Will work on contract basis ensuring you obtain full rights to your material." Seeking—Singer (Lead): Males & Females, 18-70, attach any links to you singing, along with your headshot and resume and some information about yourself. Seeking talent from New York NY. Come prepared with a verse and chorus of a pop song that really show cases your vocal ability. No head shots and resumes will be necessary. For submission, visit backstage.com

 

'WHERE The CITY CAN’T SEE' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 7 - Fear and Wonder is casting voiceover talent for Where the City Can't See, a short film. Synopsis: Where the City Can't See follows a collection of young factory workers across a single night as they drift through the future city in a driverless taxi, en route to a party in the hidden spaces of the city. Director states: "[This] is the world's first fiction film shot entirely with innovative new laser scanning cameras. This new imaging technology creates a totally unique visual style and is being used to tell a science fiction tale set in a near-future Detroit. The short film will premiere at a festival in London and will screen on VICE. The project is a high-profile work that will generate a lot of coverage due to the technology involved in its production and the writer and director attached to the project. It is expected that the voiceover would require just a couple of hours if talent has own equipment and recording setup." Production is UK-based; seeking L.A.-based talent with own recording gear. Pays: $150. Seeking—Newsreader (Voiceover) (Supporting): Female, 25-55, seeking a newsreader-style voiceover; the film is shot from the perspective of citywide surveillance cameras that pick up overheard conversations, sound, and dialogue; this recurring news broadcaster role is a key character that pushes the plot forward and narrates the changes happening throughout the city; “Dexter” (Voiceover) (Supporting): Male, 30+, a retired taxi driver from Detroit who has been made redundant, as all taxis in the city are now driverless cars; he reminisces about his old job and the city he once loved while being interviewed by a news broadcaster. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. To view a teaser of the film, visit https://vimeo.com/188626212.

SONAD APP VIDEO – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 9 - N5Digital is seeking talented voiceover artists for a promotional video for a new app called SONAD. Records in November in Plainview NY. Seeking—Voiceover Artists (Lead): Males & Females, 18+, with a rich, sincere, or otherwise compelling voice, to present the SONAD app in a video. Seeking talent from Plainview NY. Submit an audio/voiceover reel. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

'7 YEAR ITCH' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 12 - Cats Eye Productions, Inc. is casting an informal demo recording of four new songs for the director's review of the 7 Year Itch, a musicalization of the Marilyn Monroe film "The Seven Year Itch." Time to record will be earliest possible time both singers can meet. Either evening or weekend. Once selection is made, lead sheet and track will be sent to prepare ahead of session. Should be easily done in several hours either at night or over weekend if everyone does a bit of homework. Selection will be made from tapes submitted. Stipend pay. Seeking—The Girl (Lead): Female, 18-35, a sweet and sexy young woman aspiring to be a model or actress. Ingenue type, Chest Voice Range G-D theatrical sensibility & sight reading skills required Musical Theatre background a plus; “Richard Sherman” (Supporting): Male, 30-60, VP of Brady Books, a paperback publisher of the 50s. Leading man type Voice/Range High Baritone C–F theatrical sensibility & sight reading skills required Musical Theatre background a plus. Seeking talent from Phoenix AZ. Submit audio files (mp3) of two songs – one ballad and one uptempo, music theatre style best. Singers will be notified of acceptance by email. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

JIAO – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 14 - SVA is casting Jiao, based on a Chinese myth, Ling fights against Jiao after Mi falls under Jiao's spell. Recordings take place the week of November 28. Pays $50. Seeking—“Jiao” (Lead): Female, 18-30, She is a fox. Must speak fluent Mandarin; “Ling” (Lead): Female, 18-30, Must speak fluent Mandarin; “Mi” (Lead): Male, 18-30, Must speak fluent Mandarin. Seeking talent from New York NY. Please include an audio reel. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

'The SCIENTIST' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 15 - NYU Tisch School of the Arts is casting voiceover talent for The Scientist, an audio-only student project. Synopsis: A young student travels to the Amazon rain forest to track down an elusive species that only his professor has claimed to see. Professor Dunn shows increasingly obsessive behavior, leaving his student fearing for his safety. After months in the jungle, the two finally catch their monster, though it is nothing like they had imagined. Will give a copy of the final project to actors as compensation. Will be recording whenever you are free from Nov. 28 to Dec. 4 Seeking—“Anthony” (Lead): Male, 17-24, a Cornell zoology student; a young, driven, and smart man who wants to be successful in his field; “Professor Dunn” (Supporting): Male, 30-70, a respected zoology professor at Cornell University. Seeking talent from New York NY. Include an audio submission. No video required but will be accepted. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the school.

MPH MUSIC PRODUCTIONS – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 16 - MPH Music Productions is seeking youth ambassadors advocating girl power through skits, songs and live performances which will include webisodes and music videos. Rehearsals begin December 2016 in L.A. Negotiable for live performances. Seeking—Performer 1 (Lead): Female, 10-15, must be able to sing; unique, edgy and strong personality ,walk to their own drumbeat. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Submit audio recordings. For the audition you will be asked to prepare: 2 songs, a ballad and a mid-or-uptempo, that showcases your voice. **You may sing with a backing track, or a cappella** For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

'MERCY STREET RESCUE In The HOLY LAND' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 28 - ThinkTEAM1Productions, J.K. Productions, and COMSATforHOPE.org are casting Mercy Street Rescue In The Holy Land, a full-length feature film. Shoot dates TBD in Chicago, IL area and surrounding North/Northwest Suburban areas. Director states: "Limited initial funds are being reserved for production expenses and to get this project off the ground. Not at this time, but subject to change. Certain cast/film crew/production roles may receive a stipend and/or expenses paid." Principle, Supporting & Chorus/Singers/Instrumentalists (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 5-70, Roles for voice-overs, background chorus, carolers - on screen and background, all styles. Choir of Angels and appointed chorus ensemble throughout, before, after production; recorded separately. Seeking talent from Woodstock, Chicago, Harvard IL. For consideration, read the full casting notice and story summary at www.MercyStreetFilm.com or request them to be emailed to you. If you are interested in bringing your talents to make this film come to life, complete the official cast form at www.MercyStreetFilm.com that tells a little about yourself, and list the characters for which you feel you are best suited. Submit your answers by email (ThinkTEAM1@gmail.com and info@COMSATforHOPE.org) or print and scan the form to your Backstage.com profile, or mail it to the address below. Choose the characters you are interested in from the character list. Record your best shots in several attitudes, reading/acting out the roles, including any singing, accents, etc. Make sure if you send separate files, to state your name in the recording. This will be matched with your Cast Form if you do not send in all together. Send your recording(s) electronically by email or WeTransfer.com or post to your Backstage.com file. Reels may be sent by Wetransfer.com. You can also regular-mail a USB or DVD with Form to Laura Graziano-Straus c/o COMSATforHOPE, PO Box 425, Harvard IL 60033. Live auditions may be held by appointment but not necessary if sent electronically.

 

MULTI-PLATFORM MUSIC PROJECT – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - MPH Music Productions is seeking girls ages 10-15 for a new singing group. The multi-platform project will include live performances, audio recordings, and music videos. Rehearsals begin Dec. 1 at The Le Studio, 8717 Aviation Blvd. in LA; records and shoots in Los Angeles. Negotiable. Seeking—Singer 1 (Lead): Female, 10-15, excellent singers; rapping, dancing, and ability to play instruments is a plus; unique, edgy and strong personalities; walk to their own drumbeat; Singer 2 (Lead): Female, 10-15, excellent singer-rapper; dancing, and ability to play instruments is a plus; unique, edgy and strong personalities; walk to their own drumbeat; Singer 3 (Lead): Female, 10-15, excellent singer; dancer; rapping and ability to play instruments is a plus; unique, edgy and strong personalities; walk to their own drumbeat; Singer 4 (Lead): Female, 10-15, excellent singer; unique, edgy and strong personality; rapping, dancing, and ability to play instruments is a plus; walk to their own drumbeat. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. For consideration, submit two songs, a ballad and a mid-or-uptempo, that showcases your voice along with picture and resume. You must be singing alone, either live with an accompanist, a backing track or a cappella. iPhone video, voice memo recordings, or YouTube links accepted. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

ANIMAL BINGO VOICEOVER – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - Boom Digital Media is casting voiceover talent to voice animals that will be animated on Boom Digital Media's Animal Bingo Channel. Records on date(s) TBD in Etobicoke, ON, Canada. Pays: $100/voice. Seeking—Animal Bingo Voiceover (Lead): Male or Female, 18-70, currently casting to voice animals in phase two of the company's Animal Bingo Channel. Seeking talent from Etobicoke, Toronto, ON. Submit a demo reel or audition clip using the audition script provided. Compensation is $100/voice; feel free to submit multiple audio clips if auditioning for more than one animal. Only suitable candidates will be contacted. Check out www.boomgaming.com and watch the current live stream of Animal Bingo.

 

'N O T O R I O U S' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - Blackchinima is seeking voiceover talent for N O T O R I O U S, an American musical soap opera video game. Coordinator states: "Although filmed in Sims 4, the show is based in New York and it centers on a hip-hop music and entertainment company, Notegacy Entertainment, and the drama among the members of the founders' family as they fight for control of the company. "The epic family battle begins when the powerful new drama N O T O R I O U S debuts. From Simonario, comes a drama about a family dynasty, set within a world of music, glamour, danger, and power. The Sims 4 voiceover series consists of six main characters, including the stars of the show Gina Constine and Damen Johnson." Voiceovers can be recorded at your own home with a computer and microphone. No pay. No participation fees required. Seeking—“Zion” (Supporting): Male, 16-25, the bitter but loving son of Damen and Gina , Zion has a stuck up attitude and is very spoiled and stops at nothing to get his way; wants to rap and Damen, his father, believes in him but acts like he doesn’t to push him harder; Zion is in his late teens and is very fly and materialistic and cute; “Chance Roderiguez” (Supporting): Male, 18-32, Nevaeh’s car service driver; a very quiet and shy person which comes with observing a lot of things around him; he has two children, both girls, one a child and one a teen; he’s currently in a situation where him and his baby's mother are separated, so he has no choice but to be a part-time dad; “Miranda” (Supporting): Female, 18-32, has been Damen’s partner in crime and business, as well as love, since Gina has been in jail; tension began to build between Damen’s ex-wife Gina and his current love partner, Miranda; Miranda is a very sneaky, manipulative character who is looked at as angelic until further notice; can be very rude in a respectful way where it looks like she is the bigger person in a argument; “Bill” (Supporting): Male, 18-26, a gay white male who works for Damen, which makes him stand out from most characters; very outgoing and says outrageous things during random moments; many believe he is a black ghetto chick inside of a white dude's body; loves spilling tea and watching problems he started explode between other characters; “Damen” (Lead): Male, 18-36, a middle age black man and a former drug dealer who has done legal and illegal things to get his family where they are today; runs a business that his ex-wife, which they started a long time ago, before she went to jail, upon which he took over, abandoned her, and started a new life with his girlfriend Miranda and his kids; Damen can be very, very sneaky and unpredictable; however, he is a smart ass character; he finds out things before they are even told to him; very observant. Seeking talent from Brooklyn NY. This is a voiceover series which requires responsive actors, good mics (no background noises), and audio recordings. To audition, email simmonario@gmail.com.

 

'THIMBLEWEED PARK' – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - Seespace Labs is casting voiceover actors for parts in the upcoming video game Thimbleweed Park. Producer states: "This game comes from Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, well-known among gamers for 'Maniac Mansion' and other classic point-and-click adventure games. Even prior to its release, Thimbleweed Park has garnered a large fan base and numerous press mentions. The game tells a story of a mystery in a small town full of odd people and unexpected events, reminiscent of 'Twin Peaks' or 'X-Files.' The dialogue is witty and full of humor, giving ample opportunity for actors to shine in their performances." Recording some parts in July 2016; other parts to be cast and recorded as late as December. All recording will be in Seattle WA, at the company's recording studio. Actors must be able to travel to studio with two weeks' notice from July to December and available for 20 hours of recording in one month during normal business hours. Producer states: "Within these parameters, we'll be flexible in scheduling recording session times that work for you." Pays: $60/hr. with a $120 minimum for sessions less than two hours. Seeking—“Agent Reyes” (Lead): Male, 18-50, junior FBI agent; mid-twenties; Hispanic, but he grew up in the US, so he would have little accent; he appears to be slightly naive, but this is mostly an act. This role is voice only. Hispanic/Latino actors greatly preferred, but not required; “Delores” (Lead): Female, 18+, mid-­twenties; computer programmer geek; she is fairly high­-strung and easily frustrated with people who are not as smart as she is, but she is never mean; she is a kind person, just on edge a lot. This role is voice only; “Ransome” (Lead): Male, 18+, mid-30s (but sounds like he’s mid-50s); horrible clown who swears all the time; he was cursed so he can’t remove his makeup and lives out at the old abandoned circus; he was designed to be a character that players really hate. All Ransome’s swearing will be beeped out in the written and recorded dialogue. This role is voice only; “Franklin” (Lead): Male, 30-65, mid-50s; he’s a wimp, but he’s no dummy; he’s always second-guessing himself and unsure of his opinions. This role is voice only; “Sandy” (Supporting): Female, 18-65, late 30s; she runs a diner in a small town in which she has been stuck most of her life; she had aspirations to be something, but never got around to doing anything about it. This role is voice only. Seeking talent from Seattle WA. Before submitting, be certain you meet all qualifications (nonunion, local to Seattle, availability as described). Casting personnel will ask qualified candidates to submit an audition recording of a short recording script they provide. Your submitted recording can just be “okay” technical quality. It will not be used for anything other than evaluating your audition. The end date of this casting call is Dec. 31; however, casting personnel will be casting Agent Reyes, Ransome, and Sandy roles as early as July, and, for any of these roles, your chances are improved by applying earlier.

 

'SLASHERS: The POWER BATTLE' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 27 - Stun Games is seeking voice-over talent for an indie fighting game, Slashers: The Power Battle, to be released on Steam. 10 fighters will be recorded. Scripts are relatively short (500 words per fighter) Same talents may be hired for game sequels and additional game modes. Game released early 2017. No pay. Seeking—“Efe” (Lead): Male, 18+, high and mighty ottoman warrior; “Kanae” (Lead): Female, 18+, Japanese female sword master; “Brandon” (Lead): Male, 18+, carefree American adventurer. Funny and talks to much; “Shin” (Lead): Male, 18+, merciless semi-demon killer; “Andre” (Lead): Male, 18+, French Templar knight; “Nagashapa” (Lead): Female, 18+, Shaman Priestess. She is a friendly and cute old-woman with a signature giggle; “Rungard” (Lead): Male, 18+, evil mage; “Jaman:” Male, 18+, half-demon warrior; “Alperen” (Lead): Male, 18+, boss of the game. Immortal warrior; “Mirei” (Lead): Female, 18+, ninja. Kanae's sister; Announcer (Supporting): Male, 18+, energetic. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Samples can be recorded raw and send to us right-away. If you can speak Japanese, there are Japanese scripts for specific fighters. Not a must though. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

 

 

 

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:

1SG MANAGEMENT, NEW TALENT - 1SG, a talent managment company based in Nashville is seeking new talent. Manager states: "We are very selective. If you think that skimpy clothing makes you more talented, then you are not a good fit for us." Ongoing acceptance of new talent. Management fee per contract (varies whether the agency or the production company is withdrawing the 10 percent). Agency will discuss with talent. Seeking—Actors: Male & Female, 18-64, All Ethnicities. To request a review and interview, please visit: http://1sg-ent.com/divisions/1sg_management & click the link to the online application.

 

ACTORINTRO.COM VIDEO SERVICES - Back Stage has teamed up with ActorIntro.com to offer Back Stage Reels: special discounts on professional HD video services for actors, models, singers, dancers, and comedians in NY. Back Stage Reels' video services are available on an ongoing basis at ActorIntro, 255 Cabrini Blvd., Holbrook Studio 1F, NYC. The cost of using these services depends on the options you choose; basic rates vary from $45-$150+. These special discounted Back Stage rates are only available via www.actorintro.com/backstage; if you contact Actor Intro about these services, be sure to ask for the special Back Stage discounts. Seeking—Actors, Models, and Performers: all ages and types that need video services. Options include: ActorIntro Essential: a 75-second edited general interview that captures who you are and what makes you unique in the industry; ActorIntro Showcase: a performance reel showcasing you performing a special skill, monologue, scene, or song; ActorIntro Audition: record your audition in high-definition video in a professional studio and it will be uploaded for immediate delivery to anyone in the world; ActorIntro Reels: have your clips edited together, complete with voiceover and a text intro with your name and contact info; ActorIntro Promos: shoot interviews with up to four separate people and have the footage edited to showcase the best clips in a 30-60 second promo that you can use for marketing and viral promotions. Note: After creating a video, ActorIntro will help you upload the video to a video-sharing site such as Vimeo, you'll be able to share your video on other websites (such as Facebook), your video will be featured in ActorIntro's online talent database, and you can embed the video into your BackStage.com Multimedia Resume. For more info and to book an appointment, visit www.actorintro.com/backstage; call Brad Holbrook at 917/692-6118; or email brad@actorintro.com. For tips on using video to enhance your career, visit http://tinyurl.com/video-resume-reels.

 

AGENCY, EXPERIENCED TALENT RECRUITMENT - Mod Media Talent Agency is currently accepting actor referrals from talent managers and coaches for possible commercial and theatrical representation. Actors must be professional level credited actors with IMDb star ranking 85,000 or under (preferred). Representation is ongoing Los Angeles, the Pacific Northwest, and NYC. Professional pay provided if signed and booked. Seeking—Actors, Athletes, & Models 5'8"+ (Supporting): Males & Females, 1+, All Ethnicities, for representation. Seeking submissions from Portland OR; Los Angeles CA; New York NY. Note: Only accepting referrals from managers, coaches, and other industry professionals. Actors should not submit or contact directly.

 

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

 

BLUEBOX ENTERTAINMENT – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 27 - www.blueboxentertainment.com is seeking raw talented individuals (3) interested in grooming and representation for talent management sponsorship and placement in the areas of, but not limited to, film, fashion, and music. Productions and projects go on all year long. Castings, screen tests, and video interviews are daily except some Sundays. Various production facilities located in NYC and Atlanta, with California facilities coming soon. Contract details vary according to each project. Seeking—Artists (Lead): 18-55, singer, model, actor/actress, designer, dancer, videographer, etc. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Company states: "Each year BBE NYC/ATL sponsors (3) people to help groom, promote and place in a pleather of active productions. We are looking for the raw talent and uniquely talented. We are looking for the dedicated and dependable artist(s) who wish to make a career within the industry. Review our site for additional information and info on past present and future projects, artists, placements and productions at www.blueboxentertainment.com."

 

BRIGHT LIGHTS ENTERTAINMENT - Bright Lights Entertainment is seeking new talent. Casting Director states: "We are a start-up agency in NYC, representing talent of all ages in commercials, voiceovers, print, theatrical, and literary in the entertainment industry. As our main venue, we opt for creative originality, integrity, dedication and excellence from all of our talent. If you are seeking representation, this is the time to send us footage of your best work." Ongoing representation in NYC. Seeking—Actors: Males & Females, 1-68, All Ethnicities. Seeking submissions nationwide/worldwide. Submit pix, resumes, and reels or videos (one-to-two minutes in length). If submitting videos, make sure that you slight your name & age before beginning your monologue, song, or script. Casting Director's note: "No phone calls or visitors to our department. If we are interested in seeing you, we will contact you." For more info, follow @JimEdelmanBLE on Twitter.

 

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.

 

THE EASTMAN ADVANTAGE IN VOCAL AND OPERA PERFORMANCE - To see videos of Eastman School of Music voice faculty members discussing opera performance, vocal pedagogy, performance opportunities, coaching and much more, visit esm.rochester.edu/voice

 

ELITE STARZ - Elite Starz, a model and talent management company in NJ, is seeking talent for future events and representation. Producer states "No experience required, will train the right people. Some of our events include fashion shows, print work, plays, and promotional work." Possible pay. Seeking—Models, Dancers, Singers, and Actors: all ages and ethnicities. Interviews held by appointment only. For an appointment, email pix, résumés, & contact info to elitestarzrahway@gmail.com. You will receive a response within 24 hours. For more info, visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/EliteStarz/398640775713.

 

ENTERTAINMENT GROUP SEEKING TALENTED ARTISTS for DEVELOPMENT - Master Kings Entertainment Group, a Soho-based entertainment group that specializes in recording and promoting new artists is seeking applications from Singers, Songwriters, Producers, Actors and Models for Promo Events, Films, and Music Videos. Services include, but are not limited to: Studio Time, Management/Consulting, Booking/Showcases, Songwriting, Mixing/Mastering, Access to sponsors/A&R network. Office locations in Hollywood, Los Angeles, and Soho, New York City. Projects are ongoing in NYC and LA. Seeking—Instrumentalists/Singers/Actors/Models/Producers (Lead): Males & Females, 6-64, All Ethnicities. Seeking submissions nationwide/worldwide. Please submit resume, photos, music samples, social media, etc. Submit Electronically or at Submissions@Masterkings.com

 

EVERYDAYACTORS.com, NEW TALENT - EverydayActors.com Inc. is seeking new talent for its database of actors to work as principals, extras and background for features and commercials. The website allows actors to post their pix, résumés, and videos for video producers to search through. Projects are ongoing in CA, NY, and Chicago. Possible pay provided. Pay rate varies based on job booked. Seeking—Males and Females: 13-18 & 18-66+, any ethnicity. To become a member, visit www.everydayactors.com/join-today.php. $20 one-time membership fee required which covers posting your pix, résumés, and videos on the website. For more info, visit www.everydayactors.com.

 

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

 

IDIOM TALENT AGENCY, VOICE TALENT - IDIOM Talent Agency is seeking new and professional voice talent/artists to be represented by IDIOM Talent Agency. This is on a non-exclusive basis for its markets in Los Angeles, Southeast Asia, India, and Oceania. Work may be obtained by talent/artists independent of agency. Opportunities ongoing. Rates depend on project type. Standard industry rates and minimums apply. Note: If signed, talent will be responsible for hosting their own demo reels on vocadd.com which has monthly or yearly fees ranging from $14.99/mo.-$134.91/year. Seeking—Voiceover Talent: Males & Females, 18+, All Ethnicities, areas include Commercial, Animation, Promo, Trailer, Narration, Audio-Books, IVR (Phone Prompts), Industrial, Corporate, Radio Imaging, E-Learning, Documentary. Seeking submissions nationwide/worldwide. Agency will accept new clientele between June 1-Aug. 1. Pick one or two spots from the attached copy. Slate your name before you begin your audition. Perform up to three different takes per spot. Keep all takes on one single file. Must be in Mp3 format only. Label your file based on your name. Ex: John Doe-Voice Audition. Email your audition directly to commercials@idiomtalent.com. Label the subject line of your email based on your name (ex: John Doe/Voiceover Audition). Attach your audition in Mp3 format to the email (do not send via any file-sharing program). Include your full name and contact information in the email. Note: Do not contact agency directly. If agency is interested, you will be contacted. Agency states: "Talent must be able to self-submit to audition(s). If talent has a voiceover demo, agency will accept in place of an audition. Talent may also submit previous voiceover auditions instead of reading attached copy. Agency will accept any source of audio recording following the instructions below. Talent may be located worldwide." To download VOICEOVER COPY.DOCX (106.8 KB), visit backstage.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.

 

INSPIRED ARTIST MANAGEMENT - Inspired Artist Management (IAM) is seeking talent. Company states: "Inspired Artist Management, an established, very exclusive management company, is seeking a few talented young performers to round out our very small roster. IAM members have worked in film, television, commercials, voiceovers, and print modeling, as well as Broadway, touring, and regional theatre. We do not sell classes, headshots, "web hosting" or participate in other revenue-generating programs of any kind. We get paid when you work." Ongoing management. No fees. Possibility for professional pay. Seeking—Young Actors, Singers & Dancers: 5-18 years old, must have at least some experience, not necessarily professional, "at least a few credits without the word "school" at the end of them would be great." All ethnicities strongly encouraged to submit. To be considered, email pix & résumés (or snapshots with bio and vitals is fine) to steve@InspiredAM.com. No phone calls. For more info about IAM and how it operates, visit www.InspiredAM.com.

 

JANELLE BARR AGENCY, NEW TALENT - Janelle Barr Agency is seeking assistants/interns, experienced actors, actresses, models, and R&B artists to sign with the Janelle Barr Agency. Manager states: "Clients will be submitted for consideration to multiple productions such as BET's "The Game," Tyler Perry's "Have & Have Nots," VH1's "Single Ladies," "Fast & Furious," and "Dumb and Dumber. Castings also including movies, TV shows, reality TV shows, photo shoots, magazines, awards shows, etc. Clients must be consistent and serious. If you are not consistent or serious do not waste our time or your time." Representation is on an ongoing basis. Production dates vary depending on work booked. Non-exclusive. In order to be submitted for this project and others, you must be a registered client with the Janelle Barr Agency. Pay rate varies depending on work booked. Seeking—Experienced Actors/Actresses/Models/R&B and Gospel Artists/Movie Castings/Assistants (Background/Extra): Males & Females, 18-25, All Ethnicities, experienced and serious actors/actresses, models and R&B artists; also seeking experienced Miami commercial Latina, Asian, or mixed race females ages 19-24 and female extras with some acting experience ages 19-25 in Charleston SC. Seeking submissions nationwide/worldwide. Email 5-6 photos, bio/press kit, mp3 music and comp card to janellebarragency@gmail.com. Emails that do not include the items stated and a contact number will not get a response. For more info, visit www.janellebarragency.com. To be considered, you must have experience. Note: Must be between the ages 18-24. Must be out of high school to enter into our signed non-exclusive contracts.

 

The LAQUINTA GROUP, LLC - The LaQuinta Group, LLC, a new management company, is seeking clients. Company founder states: "The La Quinta Group, LLC is a full service management company opening its doors in 2013 and currently looking for a small association of truly remarkable and unique individuals to add to its roster. Prior to founding the LaQuinta Group, LLC, LaQuinta Prince began as an assistant agent for a well-known talent agency and within three months became the agency's main driving force as a full blown agent. Her clients can be seen in television shows such as 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Law and Order SVU,' 'Person of Interest,' 'Are We There Yet?' and 'Deception (fka Infamous).' She has booked clients in commercials for Sprint, L'Oreal, Intel and Hasbro to name a few and her clients have also appeared in numerous print ads, promos, short films and industrials. Building on relationships forged as an agent, the LaQuinta Group, LLC's motto is: 'True talent is a force of nature that is unstoppable!' Her company will specialize in career development [and] work closely with actors to promote industry presence, define brand, build confidence and of course...book." Projects are ongoing (exact dates and locations vary). Pay and union status vary per project; manager receives a 15-percent commission per booking. Seeking—Actors: male and female, 18+, all types. Email pix & résumés to thelaquintagroup@gmail.com.

 

LOFT MUSIC MANAGEMENT - Loft Music Management, an exclusive music talent boutique located in Chelsea, is seeking talent for projects, representation, and development deals with international brands, events, and record labels. No fees, no pay. Ongoing projects in NYC. Seeking—Singers, Instrumentalists, Songwriters, Producers, Engineers, Actors, Models and Comedians: males & females, teen-49, all ethnicities. To be considered, email pix & résumés, mp3s, and/or links to online material to talent.dev135@gmail.com.

 

MASTER KINGS, MUSIC PRODUCTION + ARTIST DEVELOPMENT - Master Kings LLC @ Thompson Studios - Soho, NYC is seeking singers, songwriters, composers, and artists seeking a MUSIC CAREER for Master Kings Entertainment. Casting Coordinator states: "Currently we are looking for singers in need of music placement, tour support, development/production, and promotion. MK is looking to develop and break artists as well as hire talent for current projects. Master Kings is an all-inclusive artist development firm that helps to provide and facilitate the production and training of its artists and helps to protect the artists interests in matters of publishing and protection of their intellectual property. We independently contract top professionals in music, dance, acting, modeling, and comedy. We work with photo and dance studios right in the Soho area, so everything is centralized." Projects are ongoing in NYC and L.A. Casting Coordinator states: "Our location and recording studio is at 54 Thompson in Soho, NYC." Talent is paid per gig. Seeking—Musicians/Performers (Lead): Males & Females, 6-64, All Ethnicities, singers, songwriters, bands. Seeking submissions nationwide/worldwide. For a phone interview and in-person audition appointment, submit resume, photos, music samples, and social media links. Casting Coordinator's note: "We are also accepting submissions from artists all over the world."

 

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

 

MANAGEMENT REPRESENTATION - Chrome Artists Management, LLC, Well connected and client-centric talent management agency seeks extraordinary talent for representation. Contract is industry standard - 15%. Seeking—General Manager Representation Submission : Males & Females, 18-64, All Ethnicities. Seeking submissions from: Los Angeles CA. Submit today for consideration. SUBMIT: HEADSHOTS, REEL & RESUME to 3407 W. 6th Street, Suite 605 Los Angeles CA 90020. For more info, visit www.chromeam.com

 

MASTER KINGS ENTERTAINMENT - Master Kings LLC is seeking new talent for Master Kings. Casting coordinator states: "Seeking artists and new talent specifically singers, musicians, songwriters, performers, actors, models, comedians, dancers, and voice over artists for representation, content productions, events, films, music production, and marketing/promotion opportunities." Projects are ongoing in NYC and L.A. Casting coordinator states: "Compensation provided if booked for upcoming shows in NYC, as well as licensing opportunities offer paid compensation." Seeking—Talent (Lead): Males & Females, 6-64, All Ethnicities, seeking singers, musicians, actors, models, dancers, comedians and voice over talent, have upcoming events this spring in NYC as well as current licensing opportunities for entertainers.  Submit resume, phone number, promo content, music samples, and social media links for consideration. For more info, visit www.masterkings.com.

 

MINC TALENT is seeking talent for representation consideration - all ages, ethnicities welcome. Seeking—New Talent (Lead): Males & Females, 1+, All Ethnicities. Seeking submissions from Hollywood CA. Please submit electronically.

 

M.O. ARTIST AGENCY, a talent agency is seeking experienced talent in the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas. Note: This agency is seeking both union and nonunion talent however, not all projects talent may be submitted for will be union work. Union actors should always check with their union before accepting any work. Projects are ongoing in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas. Pay and union status varies per project. Seeking—New Talent (Lead): Males & Females, 1-21, All Ethnicities. Seeking submissions from Woodland Hills CA; Los Angeles CA; San Francisco CA. Actors should submit via Backstage. If possible, include links to your professional pages on LA Casting and/or Actors Access with your submission. Do not call to verify receipt. Those without experience and professional photos should not submit.

 

M.O. MANAGEMENT INC., a talent agency is seeking experienced talent in the New York area. Note: This agency is seeking both union and nonunion talent however, not all projects talent may be submitted for will be union work. Union actors should always check with their union before accepting any work. Projects are ongoing in the New York area. Pay and union status varies per project. Seeking—New Talent (Lead): Males & Females, 1+, All Ethnicities. Seeking submissions from New York NY. There will not be an in-person audition, as the agency is based in Los Angeles. Video auditions should be sent. Kids should have a 30-sec. minimum; adults 30 sec.-1 min. minimum.

 

MOD MEDIA PROFESSIONAL TALENT REPRESENTATION, LLC - Mod Media Professional Talent Representation, LLC (Portland OR), a registered SAG-franchised agency, is seeking new talent for network and cable episodic television projects, feature films (no student films), theater, commercials, webisodes, and other media. Agency director states: "Mod Media is a certified female, minority-owned business and in good standing with the Better Business Bureau." Production dates and locations vary with each project. Agency receives ten percent commission for union project earnings and 15-20 percent commission for nonunion projects. Salary and union status vary depending on the project. Seeking—Actors: male and female, all ages and types, professional-level, trained talent with current professional headshots, reels, IMDB credits, and prior experience, excellent audition skills needed, with flexible availability and an optimum level of professionalism, especially seeking strong comedic talent, plus-sized talent, mature talent, fashion models 5'8" and taller, child actors (with parental authorization), ethnic talent, bilingual talent, and character actors of all kinds. Note: Serious inquiries only. Seeking SAG talent from the Pacific NW region (Oregon) and nonunion talent only from the Los Angeles and New York areas. Email pix & résumés to modmedia@rocketmail.com. For more information, visit www.modmediatalent.com.

 

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

 

MTI SHOWSPACE - Music Theatre International (MTI) is seeking members for MTI ShowSpace, its new social networking site dedicated to those who love and live musical theater.  MTI ShowSpace describes itself as a website that "will allow users to build relationships with others who are passionate about theater worldwide. People from all walks of theater (including performers, authors, presenters, producers, educators, journalists, and fans) can meet up to celebrate their interests, learn, and support new projects.  Building an online forum where musical theater communities and fans are able to come together is another step in Music Theatre International's mission to ensure the future of the arts."  MTI is a theatrical licensor that licenses over 15,000 productions each year, totaling more than 60,000 performances in the U.S., Canada, and worldwide. Registration and membership are free; no fees or purchases required.  No pay provided.  Seeking—Performers, Theater Professionals, and Theater Fans: all ages, all types, who are passionate about theater, to use a new social networking site to meet each other, discuss and celebrate theater, and collaborate on theater projects.  For more info and to create a new MTI ShowSpace account, visit www.mtishowspace.com. For more info about MTI, visit www.mtishows.com.

 

MUSIC ARTIST PRODUCTION - Kosta Lois, L.A.-based music producer/writer/composer, is seeking singers who want to be developed as artists and make demo recordings of their music. Recording starts and continues at artist's own pace. $500-$1,000/day fee required (on average up to three days). Seeking—Singer/Actors: male and female, 13-29, any ethnicity, talented. No pay, but copy and credit provided. To schedule a meeting, email kosta@kostalois.com. For more info, visit www.kostalois.com.

 

MUSICAL THEATER SINGERS for ACADEMIC STUDY - The New School is seeking 60 musical theater singers to participate in a study at The New School. Coordinator states: "The study consists of two parts. First, online questionnaires that will take approx. 40 mins. Second, coming into the lab to record your singing voice (no words, just vowels), physiological recordings (non-invasive, just a wire on your fingers and one on your earlobe), and a few more written questions (total session about 40 mins)." Study TBD at The New School in NYC. Pays $20. Seeking—Research Participants: Males & Females, 20-30, All Ethnicities. Seeking submissions from New York NY. Pictures not required. All participants' info will be confidential. If interested, email pvoiceresearch@gmail.com.

 

NEW MUSICALS - New Musicals 2013 is seeking new musicals from writers and composers. Producer states: "Looking for the next big show!" Submissions are open and ongoing in NY. Seeking—New Musicals. Attach the best two songs in your musical with a short synopsis, and e-mail to: NewMusicals2013@gmail.com

 

NEW PUBLICITY FIRM - Gray Savarese PR is seeking clients for a new PR firm in its initial stages. Publicist states: "This is a hybrid of representation and service. Publicists are different from agents and managers because they charge a fee for services, but they are also extremely selective. Publicists generally need clients with a certain level of celebrity or a high-level project in the works, and when accepted, charge the actor/performer a hefty monthly rate. [I am] looking for actors at any level who are interested in getting grandfathered in at an unusually low rate of $149/month. 10 actors will be chosen to receive a $99/month rate), with the understanding that there will be a collaborative effort among the actors chosen to help each other by working to publicize each other under my guidance, in addition to publicity efforts on my behalf. It is important that actors have a certain level of sophistication in understanding what a publicist can do. Publicity plans will be tailored to the individual. Only 25 actors or actresses will be accepted during this experimental phase. All clients afterward will be at full agency rates." Representation will be ongoing in NYC & L.A. Publicist states: "Discussions and plans will be made immediately once the experimental group is chosen." Services range from $99-$149/month during the firm's initial launch period. Seeking—Actors: Males & Females, 18+, All Ethnicities. Publicist states: "Please let me know what you hope to accomplish in your career (a sentence is fine). I would also like to know at what level do you consider your career at present. Are you just starting out, some experience, breaking out, etc.? Don't worry, all levels are welcome. Most importantly, leave your phone number so we can chat about your career goals." For more info on Jill Gray Savarese, visit http://graysadvocacy.com/about/ and http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4400128/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1.

 

nPERSON, LIVE STREAMING CHANNEL - nPerson is seeking actors, musicians, bloggers, interesting personalities, etc., for nPerson, a start-up live streaming site. nPerson will give selected streamers their own live channels to stream themselves and entertain fans, grow their brands, and get paid by growing their subscription count. Co-founder states: "It's very similar to Periscope and Meerkat, but it's invite-only to have your own channel." Talent will live-stream from own locations; seeking submissions nationwide. Co-founder states: "The way compensation works is each subscription (generally $5) from a fan is split between nPerson and the streamer. Ad revenues are split, 60% to the streamer, 40% to nPerson." Seeking—Live Streamer: 18-70, All Ethnicities. Seeking submissions nationwide/worldwide. Apply at www.nPerson.tv or by emailing bio and video to juyan@nPerson.tv.  

 

NYC, CHICAGO and TORONTO BASED SINGERS, SONGWRITERS For REPRESENTATION – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 30 - Ritzman Inc. is seeking singers, songwriters, actors, models, dancers for development, management, and a panel of music producers, label representatives, songwriters, and other creatives for upcoming fall musical projects, as well as potential management and publishing contracts with Ritzman Inc. Assistant states: "Company's main alliance is with Sony Epic Records. Music producers have worked with artists including Michael Jackson, Timbaland, Wyclef Jean, Ciara, French Montana, Chris Brown, ASAP Rocky, Future, and more." Production extends through April 2017. Compensation discussed on a contract-by-contract basis. Seeking—Vocalists and Songwriters (Lead): 11-70. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit Backstage profile, and any other relevant showcasing media such as photos, video/audio recordings, etc. to be invited to casting. Also include phone number. All ages and levels of prior establishment welcome, as levels of talent, dedication, and creativity are most valued. Arrive prepared to sing approximately a verse and chorus of two pop songs a cappella or with a back-up track, showing your range in your preferred genres of performance. Headshots, resumes, and comp cards welcome. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the company.

 

ONE ON ONE, TEEN ACTOR CASTING DATABASE - One On One, a members-only networking and training studio for actors in NYC for almost 25 years, is seeking participants for its Teen Actor Casting Database. Company states: "The database is used by leading casting directors and film directors to cast projects in film, TV, and theatre. All talent included in the database is pre-screened, ensuring access to talented, professional actors for the casting and film directors. Members have gotten auditions and roles via this exclusive database." Membership benefits include access to premium, on-camera industry classes, and a personal webpage. No fees associated with the screening, your webpage or being included in the database. Individual fees applicable for optional classes. Database sign-up is ongoing in NYC. Seeking—Ambitious Teen Actors: 11-18 years old, all ethnicities. All potential members must go through a screening process. To be considered, visit http://www.oneononenyc.com/create_account/teen. Enter "TEEN10" in the "how you heard about us" field. For questions, email youngactors@oneononenyc.com.

 

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.

 

ONLINE, UN TALENT AGENCY, SONGWRITERS - UN Talent Agency is seeking music for Lauren Voke's No-Titled Album. Valerie Buck, management. If song is chosen by artist, songwriter will receive a percentage of profit from the song when album is released. Project description: "Songwriters needed to fill young female pop singer's album." Seeking—Songwriters: to contribute to the album, songs must be in English, original, fully produced, ready for vocal overlay. To apply, submit samples (at least one verse and chorus with vocal overlay) via Back Stage. Does not have to be a professional sample.

 

PERFORMERS for ACADEMIC STUDY - The New School is seeking participants for a questionnaire about voice for singers, actors, comedians, and dancers. Company states: "We would like to recruit participants for an online study about your voice. The study is a questionnaire that includes questions about your vocal history and a few other questions. We welcome different categories of participants to the study: individuals with a history of healthy voice, individuals who have had concerns about their voices and have had to see a voice doctor (laryngologist) at least once, individuals who have had to see a voice doctor more than once for vocal concerns. In the questionnaire we ask you to create an anonymous ID code for yourself so that your name is never used. The questionnaire takes about 45 minutes. One of the participants (randomly selected) will win $300." Study is conducted online for the New School in NYC. One randomly-selected applicant will win $300. Seeking—Research Participants (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, All Ethnicities. Seeking submissions nationwide/worldwide. To participate, visit http://newschool.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5yIwq1Jon72jbzn. Link to Questionnaire: http://newschool.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5yIwq1Jon72jbzn

 

PERFORMING ARTIST For LIVE SHOW - Friendlife is seeking talent of all types to stream and showcase what they can do on an app, Friendlife. Company states: "Are you a comedian? That's great! Are you a singer? That's great! Are you a cat walker? That's great!" Ongoing online. Company states: "Top streamers earn $60 every time they go live and get a good audience." Seeking—Talented Performers: 18+, All Ethnicities, any type to go live on an app/website. Seeking submissions nationwide/worldwide. Please tell us what you plan on doing in stream in your cover letter. For submission, visit backstage.com

 

PRIVATE VOICE LESSONS – NYC/BROOKLYN - Jonathan Hack (vocal instructor) is offering private voice lessons. Instructor states: "[I am] a singer and musician who specializes in vocal instruction based on the Bel-Canto technique and song/monologue coaching. Students are instilled with proper technique and practice methods that improve breath support, intonation, projection, and resonance. It's my goal to build upon your prior experience and give you a sound that is your own. I will work hard to accommodate all schedule requests." Lessons are held in midtown Manhattan and Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Fees for lessons are $65/hr. (Carroll Gardens) and $85/hr. (Manhattan). Seeking—Students: 13+, all skill levels welcome. For more information email jhack79@gmail.com or visit jonathanhackstudio.com.

 

PROFESSIONAL MUSIC WORLD - Professional Music World seeking singers to develop their talent with Professional Music World. Runs in NYC. Compensation based on artist success. Seeking—Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18-23, All Ethnicities. Seeking submissions from New York NY. Email mp3, video and picture to marksouthmusic@yahoo.com.

 

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.

 

QUESTIONNAIRE ABOUT YOUR VOICE - The New School is seeking participants for a questionnaire about voice for singers, actors, comedians, dancers. Company states: "We would like to recruit participants for an online study about your voice! The study is a questionnaire that includes questions about your vocal history and a few other questions. We welcome different categories of participants to the study: individuals with a history of healthy voice, individuals who have had concerns about their voices and have had to see a voice doctor (laryngologist) at least once, individuals who have had to see a voice doctor more than once for vocal concerns. In the questionnaire we ask you to create an anonymous ID code for yourself so that your name is never used. The questionnaire takes about 45 minutes. One of the participants (randomly selected) will win $300!" Questionnaire is filled out online. One randomly selected applicant will win $300. Seeking—Research Participants (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, All Ethnicities. Seeking submissions nationwide/worldwide. To participate, visit http://newschool.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5yIwq1Jon72jbzn.

 

RECORD PRODUCER REPRESENTATION - CYR Management is seeking actors/singers/songwriters for recording projects. Company states: "Young artists and budding talent - a celebrity record producer is currently holding meetings to find new talent in the NYC metro area. Are you looking to start your recording career? Get an A+ consultation and your songs. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be the artist you always dreamed of." Recording is ongoing in NYC. No pay. Company's note: "Record sales and future deals possible." Seeking—Singers (Lead): Male & Female, 18-64, All Ethnicities. Submit pix, demos, and any web material. If there is interest, you will be contacted. For more info, visit backstage.com

 

REX TALENT MANAGEMENT, NEW TALENT - Rex Talent Management is seeking new talent. No pay. Seeking—New Talent: boys and girls, 6-29, any ethnicity. Submit pix & résumés to via Backstage. For more info, visit www.rextalentmanagement.com.

 

ROY ARIAS STUDIOS & THEATRES - Roy Arias Studios & Theatres, a complex of theaters and rehearsal spaces with over 20 studios and 5 theaters, is offering theater space for performance companies in exchange for a percentage of the door. Performance space is available in the Times Square area in NYC. There will be a fifty-percent door split after the performance cost of the theatre is covered; there is a required deposit of $100 per performance. Free rehearsal space may be included for full door. Seeking—Theater Groups/Performance Companies: who need a performance venue. Note: All theater companies will receive a minimum of three performances and one technical rehearsal. For consideration, email your name, the name of the company (if applicable), the name of the play, number of characters and preferred performance dates/times to gene@royariasstudios.com or fax to 212/957-8187. You may also send packages via mail to Roy Arias Studios & Theatres, 300 W. 43rd St., 5th fl., NYC 10036. No phone calls. Do not send scripts or tapes. Roy Arias Studios & Theatre is not a co-producer and will only provide the space and ticket sales. Also, be aware that performances will be presented in a repertory style; there will be performances preceding and following your show, and therefore show requirements must be very practical and minimalist. For more information, visit www.royariasstudios.com. Arias Dance NYC is also part of Roy Arias Studios & Theatres; for more information, visit www.ariasdancenyc.org.

 

SINGERS & SONGWRITERS - Smithsonic LLC is seeking singers and songwriters to work with award winning talent in state of the art recording studios. Project manager states: "Auditions will be held by world renowned music producers and artist development experts. Talent will be marketed and promoted to record labels, booking agents, and key industry professionals." Projects will commence winter or early spring at well-equipped studios in L.A. and NYC. Negotiations are performed on a contract-by-contract basis. Seeking—Artists (Lead): Males & Females, 15-30, All Ethnicities, artists of all genres. Seeking submissions from New York NY. Submit headshot and resume, along with any recorded demos and/or video links for consideration. For submission and/or more info, visit backstage.com

 

STUDIO CENTER, CHICAGO/MILWAUKEE, NEW TALENT - Studio Center Total Production is seeking Chicago/Milwaukee-based talent to add to the Studio Center talent roster. Company states: "Studio Center has clients in all 50 states and 23 countries around the world. We produce more than 14,000 projects for our clients every year. We've got a huge roster of over 500 on-camera talent and print models and have had talent in several high profile productions such as 'TURN: Washington's Spies,' 'Mercy Street,' 'Captain Phillips,' and 'Drop Dead Diva,' just to name a few." Ongoing work in the Chicago IL/Milwaukee WI areas. Pay depends on job booked. Seeking—Talent: 18+, All Ethnicities. Seeking submissions from Chicago IL; Milwaukee WI. For more info, email your headshot and resume to talentdepartment@studiocenter.com.

 

STUDIO CENTER, DENVER, NEW TALENT - Studio Center Total Production is seeking Denver-based talent to add to the Studio Center talent roster. Company states: "Studio Center has clients in all 50 states and 23 countries around the world. We produce more than 14,000 projects for our clients every year. We've got a huge roster of over 500 on-camera talent and print models and have had talent in several high profile productions such as 'TURN: Washington's Spies,' 'Mercy Street,' 'Captain Phillips,' and 'Drop Dead Diva,' just to name a few." Ongoing work in the Denver CO area. Pay depends on job booked. Seeking—Talent: 18+, All Ethnicities. Seeking submissions from Denver CO. For more information, email your headshot and resume to talentdepartment@studiocenter.com.

 

STUDIO CENTER, NEW ORLEANS, NEW TALENT - Studio Center Total Production is seeking New Orleans-based talent to add to the Studio Center talent roster. Company states: "Studio Center has clients in all 50 states and 23 countries around the world. We produce more than 14,000 projects for our clients every year. We've got a huge roster of over 500 on-camera talent and print models and have had talent in several high profile productions such as 'TURN: Washington's Spies,' 'Mercy Street,' 'Captain Phillips,' and 'Drop Dead Diva,' just to name a few." Ongoing work in the New Orleans LA area. Pay depends on job booked. Seeking—Talent: 18+, All Ethnicities. Seeking submissions from New Orleans LA. For more information, email your headshot and resume to talentdepartment@studiocenter.com.

 

TALENTED YOUNG SINGERS, SEARCH - PMW Live is seeking talented up-and-coming artists, ages 18-26, to submit to both national and international labels and music management companies with the potential for a full production deal. Producer states: “Some of our works have featured on FOX, ABC, NBC, Nickelodeon, New York Times, L.A. Times, BBC & other international media outlets.” Search is ongoing nationally. Singers have the potential to receive a record deal. Seeking—Singers (Lead): Male & Female, 8-30, All Ethnicities seeking singers that have the potential to become the next big singing sensation. Prepare two songs a capella. Note: Audio demo submissions are not required, but suggested.

 

TRUE TALENT MANAGEMENT - True Talent Management is seeking young talent with a large social media following who can sing, act and dance for True Talent Management. Runs in LA CA. Manager takes 15-20%. Seeking—Singers/Dancers/Actors: Males & Females, 12-24, All Ethnicities. Seeking submissions nationwide/worldwide. Include a link to your BandCamp or SoundCloud page. For submission and/or more info, visit backstage.com

 

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.

 

VOICE HEALTH STUDY - The New School is seeking participants for a questionnaire about voice for all categories of performers. Company states: "We would like to recruit participants for an online study about voice health. The study is a questionnaire that includes questions about your vocal history and a few other questions. We welcome individuals who have had concerns about their voices and have had to see a voice doctor (otolaryngologist) at least once, and especially individuals who have had to see a voice doctor more than once for vocal concerns or even voice therapy or surgery. In the questionnaire we ask you to create an anonymous ID code for yourself so that your name is never used. The questionnaire takes about 30 minutes. One of the participants (randomly selected) will win $300." No need for submissions; merely seeking participants to fill out the questionnaire. One randomly selected applicant will win $300. Seeking—Research Participants: Males & Females, 18+, All Ethnicities. Seeking submissions nationwide/worldwide. To participate, visit http://newschool.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5yIwq1Jon72jbzn.

 

WAW ENTERTAINMENT, NEW CLIENTS - WAW Entertainment, a boutique talent management company, is accepting new clients. No pay. Seeking—Clients: male and female, 7-66+, any ethnicity, union and nonunion talent. Email pix & résumés, Actors Access and L.A. Casting links, as well as demo reel to wawentertainment@yahoo.com. No phone calls.

 

WEBSITE SHOWCASE, SINGERS/SONGWRITERS & MUSICIANS - Who is the Singer is seeking singers/songwriters & musicians to be showcased on a website.We are currently seeking new talent to be showcased on our site. If you are a singer/songwriter or a musician email us. Ongoing online. No pay. Seeking—Singers/Songwriters & Instrumentalists (Lead): Males & Females, 3-70, All Ethnicities, can be located anywhere, to be featured on whoisthesinger.com for free. Seeking submissions nationwide/worldwide. Submit video links, and tell us about yourself, Background, your music genre in a few words. Company states: "We will post your creation for free." For more info, visit www.whoisthesinger.com.

 

WRIGHT TALENT MANAGEMENT - Wright Talent Management is seeking one or two "Broadway-bound" tenors/bari-tenors who move for addition to management roster. Dates vary according to project. Seeking—Tenor/Bari-tenors (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-26, All Ethnicities, for musical theater submissions. Seeking submissions from New York NY. To be considered, you must include headshots (recent), resume, and video/audio of your singing and movement. Resume must include vocal range. Send submissions to submissions@wrighttalent.net Follow-up auditions held in NYC at Ripley-Grier Studios for those invited to a callback.

 

 

 

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/SONGWIRTERS - 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/TEENS, BROADWAY ARTISTS ALLIANCE – VARIOUS DATES/LOCATIONS - Broadway Artists Alliance of NYC is seeking promising young musical theatre talent for the Broadway Artists Alliance (BAA) winter workshop, summer intensives, master classes, and industry showcases. BAA notes that they "provide professional training for young musical theatre performers, right in the heart of NYC. Participants study voice, acting, and dance with Tony award-winners and current Broadway performers, as well as NYC's top casting directors, agents, college faculty, coaches, and choreographers. BAA specializes in intensives, workshops, college audition preparation, one-day master classes, weekly class series and private coaching. BAA's expert staff challenges each student to develop his or her triple-threat performance skills, while learning about the business of acting and making connections with industry professionals." All classes at Ripley Grier Studios in NYC. In addition, BAA offers year-round private coaching via Skype and/or in person in NYC. Tuition fees range from $175-$1,500, depending on the program. Seeking—Young Performers: Males & Females, 7-21. Auditions by appointment Nov 5, 2016, Jan 22 & Mar 11, 2017 in New York NY; Nov 13 in Ft. Lauderdale FL; Dec 4 in Dallas TX ; Jan 14 & 15 in St. Louis MO; Feb 12 in Orlando FL; Feb 13 in Tampa FL; Mar 11 in Aliso Viejo CA; Mar 12 in Phoenix AZ and Mar 19 in Sarasota FL. Audition opportunities also be available at thespian festivals (in Texas, Missouri, New Jersey, and Florida) and conventions (COCA, Classical Singer). Also accepting video submissions. Note: Private coaching is also available and does not require an audition. For more info about BAA's winter workshop, summer intensives, college audition prep workshop, and year-round training opportunities, visit www.broadwayartistsalliance.org.

 

POP/ROCK MT INTENSIVE With BROADWAY's NATALIE WEISS and MORE – NOV. 19/DEC. 3 DEADLINES - Cleveland Musical Theatre is seeking participants for a pop/rock musical theater intensive. Artistic and education director states: "Need some help in the audition department? Get on your contemporary musical theater 'A' game. At this intensive, you'll receive the incredible opportunity to work one-on-one with Broadway performer and YouTube sensation Natalie Weiss on pop/rock audition material. Students will sing live with the Breaking Down the Riffs star at her Cleveland solo concert debut at the Music Box Supper Club in the flats. Students will receive: mock audition session with personalized feedback; crash course in 'breaking down the riffs'; audition song coaching; learn original choreography from a Broadway musical; and sing with Natalie Weiss in her solo concert at the Music Box Supper Club in Downtown Cleveland. Faculty includes: Natalie Weiss, who recently returned from her 1st Australian and 2nd European concert/teaching tours. Last year, she took part in the reading of the upcoming Hugh Jackman movie musical 'The Greatest Showman,' based on the life of P.T. Barnum, with original music by Pasek and Paul. Last summer, she played Candy in the U.S. premiere of the new version of 'Saturday Night Fever' at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. In August 2013, she completed a two-and-a-half-year run swinging the national tour of 'Les Miserables.' Back In 2010, she made her Broadway debut understudying the Menonettes in 'Everyday Rapture,' starring Sherie Rene Scott. She also performed in the ensemble and understudied Elphaba in the 2nd national tour of 'Wicked.' Natalie was an American Idol season four semi-finalist, has performed the National Anthem at Cowboys & Shea Stadium, but is most well-known for her YouTube videos. She has gained an international following from her performance videos & popular web series, 'Breaking Down The Riffs,' which have collectively reached over three million views. Check out her self-titled EP on iTunes. "Faculty also includes Martín Céspedes: Martín has recently choreographed The Cleveland Foundation 100th Anniversary Gala (Colin Powell, keynote speaker), and 'As You Like It' for Great Lakes Theater, Idaho Shakespeare, and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Performance credits include National Tours of 'Man of La Mancha' with Jack Jones and Ron Holgate; 'The King and I' with Hayley Mills, Marie Osmond, Maureen McGovern, and Faith Prince; 'South Pacific' with Robert Goulet; 'West Side Story' with Bebe Neuwirth, and the lavish PBS production of 'Le Cid' with Plácido Domingo and the Washington National Opera, broadcast live from Kennedy Center, and NBC's Dance Fever; and more." Intensive runs Dec. 16 (6pm-10pm), Dec. 17 (10am-6:30pm; break for lunch), and Dec. 18 (10am- 8:30pm; break for lunch & dinner) at Cleveland Musical Theatre (Tri-C Eastern Campus, 4250 Richmond Rd., Cleveland OH) and the Music Box Supper Club. No pay. Tuition: Two payments of $150. Tuition increases to two payments of $175 after Oct. 15. Discounted housing is available. Seeking—Musical Theater Performers: 13+. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. To apply, fill out the short and free application here: http://bit.ly/2ddrcJ9. Application deadline: Nov. 19. Latecomers application deadline: Dec. 3, 2016 (workshop personnel cannot guarantee that applications submitted by this deadline will be considered).

 

ACTING, SINGING, CAREER COACHING LESSONS With BROADWAY/TV/FILM PRODUCER & CASTING DIRECTOR – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 1 - Ocean Bay Entertainment, Inc. is seeking performers for one-on-one acting, vocal, and career coaching lessons with Broadway/TV/film producer and casting director Jordan Scott Gilbert ("Ghost The Musical"). Instructor states: "Mr. Gilbert has worked successfully with artists, from novices to major celebrities in TV, film, and on Broadway." Lessons will be held either one-on-one via Skype or in NYC. No pay. Fee is $100+ for in-person sessions and/or Skype lessons. Seeking—Acting & Singing Students (Lead): Males & Females, 10+. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Students are encouraged to submit a headshot and resume via Backstage or email Casting@JordanScottGilbert.com.

 

UNIVERSITY Of NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL Of The ARTS - A.J. FLETCHER OPERA INSTITUTE - DEC. 1 DEADLINE - A tuition-free program offering intensive, personalized training for the dynamic future of opera. 2016-17 repertoire: Florencia en el Amazonas and Ariadne auf Naxos. Audition Application Deadline: Dec. 1, 2016. For more info, viist www.fletcheropera.com

 

SINGING AUDITION And PERFORMANCE INTERPRETATION With ADAM GUETTEL (TRAINED SINGERS And ACTORS WHO SING/WANT TO SING) – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 3 - Animus Theatre Company is proud to present their final Professional Workshop of the 2015-2016 Season: Singing Audition and Performance with Adam Guettel. Often, top-tier Singing Workshops are offered, understandably, only to trained singers, so we at Animus wanted to provide an opportunity for "Actors Who Sing" (or "Actors Who Want to Sing") to participate in the same workshop offered to singers with more formal training. On December 3 and/or 4, participants of all musical theatre backgrounds will be given just such an opportunity. Participants are only required to attend their specified day, but may audit the second day for free if they so choose. Adam Guettel, a multiple Tony and Drama Desk Award winning composer, is perhaps best known for The Light in the Piazza (Best Score, Best Orchestrations) as well as Floyd Collins, Love's Fire, and Saturn Returns (Myths and Hymns). He is currently workshopping his new musical Millions, as well as developing a musical adaptation of the 1962 film Days of Wine and Roses. In this workshop, he will devote 30 minutes of one-on-one coaching time to each participant. For More Details, Check out animustheatre.org, or simply click the following link to secure your spot on the workshop: http://adamguettelworkshop.brownpapertickets.com. No submission necessary, just click to sign up. Spots are limited! When: Dec. 3 from 12noon-5pm for Trained Musical Theatre Singers; When: December 4 from 12noon-5pm for Actors Who Sing/Want to Sing; Where: Theatre Row Studios, Studio 2 (411 West 41st Street between 9th & Dyer); What to Prepare: Trained Singers - Please prepare one song from your 'book', both in total as well as a 32-bar cut; Actors Who Sing - If you have a 'book', please prepare one song from it in total (as well as a 32-bar cut if you have one); If you don't have a 'book', please prepare a song to which you can connect and might want to share. Mr. Guettel can also provide you a song if you have trouble choosing one. Fee: $250 to Participate*; $50 to Audit One Day* (Participants may audit the second day of the workshop for free; Auditors may audit both days, $50 per day). Seeking talent from New York NY. For More Details, Check out animustheatre.org, or simply click the following link to secure your spot on the workshop: http://adamguettelworkshop.brownpapertickets.com. No submission necessary, just click to sign up. Spots are limited!

 

FIND YOUR HONESTY: ACTING THROUGH SONG – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 9 - Find Your Honesty: Acting Through Song is seeking participants for private classes with Find Your Honesty: Acting Through Song. Owner states: “Find Your Honesty: Acting Through Song is an acting coaching studio for musical theater. Basically, I work with actors on songs to help them in many respects. The first and main respect is to learn tools that they can apply to their musical theater material to help them connect in a real and honest way so that the words feel like they are theirs. From there, I help with audition cuts and prep, repertoire, and even some guidance on the industry, etc. My overall goal is to help musical theater actors gain control over their material and get some direction and confidence in the way of their goals." Ongoing sessions at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., 10th fl., NYC). If not in NYC, sessions are offered via Skype or FaceTime. No pay. Fee for private sessions are $85/hr., which includes studio time. Introductory session offered at $50. Packages with reduced rates are also offered. Seeking—Actors & Singers: Males & Females, 10+. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. To schedule an intro session, submit via email or electronically through Backstage. For more info and for actor testimonials, visit www.actingthroughsong.org.

 

'GOODSPEED MOVERS BOOT CAMP' – DEC. 22 DEADLINE - Goodspeed Musicals is seeking participants for Goodspeed Movers Boot Camp. Company states: "Are you struggling to keep up in dance auditions? Do you need a dance tune-up before the audition season begins? Are you new to the audition scene in NYC? Goodspeed Movers Boot Camp is an intensive weekend designed to alleviate your dance audition fears and increase your chances of booking roles that require basic dance ability. This weekend-long program in New York City will be led by professional working choreographers and a casting director who wants you to succeed in the audition room. This is a unique opportunity to hone your basic dance skills in a safe judgment-free environment, learn how to pick up basic choreography quickly, and connect with industry professionals. Goodspeed Movers Boot Camp is an unintimidating way to take your dance audition to the next level and advance your career. Program runs Jan. 6-8, 2017 at Pearl Studios (500) in NYC. Participation fee of $375 is required. Seeking—Movers: 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Important dates and registration Information: Dec. 22: application deadline; Dec. 26: notification of acceptance; Dec. 30: a tuition payment of $375 will be due. Exact schedule is Jan. 6, 2017 (6pm-8:30pm), Jan. 7 (9am-8:30pm), and Jan. 8 (9am-7pm) If you would like to apply for this program after the deadline, contact Josh Ritter at 860/873-8664 x522 or jritter@goodspeed.org to inquire if space is available. The Program Includes: professional teaching artists with the ability to cast participants; mock dance audition with feedback; individualized attention and support; 24 hours of class; physical conditioning for movers; classes specifically dedicated to picking up choreography quickly; basic tap, jazz, hip-hop, partnering, and contemporary rep. classes; Q&A sessions with instructors; lunch is included in the registration fee. To learn more, visit the program webpage at. http://www.goodspeed.org/movers-boot-camp.

 

SAG-AFTRA, BOOKPALS LITERACY PROGRAM – NOTICE EXPIRES DEC. 31 - BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools), a signature literacy program of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, is seeking union performers to become volunteer readers for children in Title I public elementary school classrooms, to help inspire a lifelong love of reading. The SAG-AFTRA Foundation provides vital assistance and educational programming to the professionals of SAG-AFTRA while serving the public at large through its signature children’s literacy programs. BookPALS (www.bookpals.net) is described as "A wonderful opportunity for performers to practice and polish their craft in front of a most appreciative audience while giving back to their community." Performance dates are ongoing and take place during the school-year calendar across multiple cities. This is an all-volunteer project. Seeking—Volunteer Readers: 18+, Animated, enthusiastic, entertaining performers to read aloud children's books to classrooms of elementary students. Should have the ability to create different voices and bring the characters to life. Book lists and training are provided. Requirements: Must be a member of SAG-AFTRA or Equity. Be available during the school day to read one hour per week for at least one semester. Willing to attend a New Readers Workshop and occasional check-ins. Be genuinely interested in youth development. Practiced in the art of storytelling. Consistent and reliable. Seeking talent from All Cities. To become a BookPAL, sign up at www.sagaftra.foundation/childrens-literacy/bookpals/become-a-bookpal.

 

ACTING & SINGING LESSONS With BROADWAY/TV/FILM PRODUCER & CASTING DIRECTOR – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 2 - Ocean Bay Entertainment, Inc. is seeking performers for one-on-one Acting, Vocal, & Career Coaching Lessons with Award Winning Broadway/TV/Film Producer & Casting Director Jordan Scott Gilbert ("Ghost The Musical"). Mr. Gilbert has worked successfully with artists, from novices to major celebrities in TV, Film, and on Broadway. Lessons on either one-on-one via Skype or in NYC. No pay. Fee is $100+ for in-person sessions and/or Skype lessons. Seeking—Acting & Singing Students (Lead): Males & Females, 10+. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Students are encouraged to submit a headshot and resume via Backstage or email Casting@JordanScottGilbert.com.

 

VOCAL LESSONS – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 30 - Christina Montgomery Music Studio - Christina has been teaching Voice and Piano for over 15 years, as well as coaching for audition workshops. She has performed for Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and throughout New York City. Christina brings a spark and excitement to her teaching, which she uses to inspire her students of all ages. Looking to improve your singing technique? Want to nail your next audition? Need help building your rep book? Now offering vocal lessons in New York City! Piano lessons are also available upon request! For more info, contact me at: (Pending Approval)! Studio is located in the heart of Manhattan in Greenwich Village. In home lessons in Manhattan are also available upon request. Please email for more information on the studio and for pricing. Seeking—Vocal and Piano Students: 4-65. Seeking talent from New York NY. Please submit Head shot and Resume. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the studio.

 

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

 

 

 

©2016 VocalMusician.com