LIFE IS A CABARET NEWSLETTER AUDITION PAGE UPDATED ON APRIL 15, 2019

 

BANDS/SOLOISTS/SHOWCASES:

 

BANDS/SOLOISTS/SHOWCASES:

'WOMEN: HALF The POPULATION & ALL The BRAIN!' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 7 - The Benanti Group is casting Women: Half the Population & All the Brain!, a variety cabaret show of diverse talent and songs that only smart women can sing. Synopsis; Showcase is not limited to only singing. Performances can include singing, art/drawing/live character sketch (to music), playing instruments, magic, burlesque, comedy, burlesque, contortion, etc. Each performer will have two appearances during showcase. Accompanist provided. One short tempo/organizational rehearsal for one-hour prior to showcase; showcase runs TBD in NYC. 50% profit share of door based on audience minimum. Seeking—Female Performer (Lead): Female, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. In your cover letter, notate your talent and what you would be interested in performing in this showcase. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'The SONGS Of SUPERHEROES' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 7 - The Benanti Group is casting The Songs of Superheroes, a cabaret showcase featuring songs that show the strength in a character-type, i.e., "I'm Not Afraid of Anything", "I Believe I can Fly", or even, "The Greatest American Hero" (theme song). Comic and dramatic accepted. Musical theatre and pop. Performers can sing one to two songs of choice. One short tempo-rehearsal prior to performance TBD; showcase runs mid-April at the Producer's Club, W. 44th St., in NYC. 50% profit share of door based on minimum audience attendance. Seeking—“Superhero” (Lead): 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting group. In your cover letter, submit the songs you would like to perform (one or two), along with your headshot, and an audio or video clip of voice.

 

'BROADWAY GOES WILD' – APR. 13 - Golden Ticket Productions is casting Broadway Goes Wild, an interactive musical revue. Rehearsals begin May 4. Runs May 11-19, in Naperville IL. Seeking—Performers (Supporting): 18+. Auditions by appointment Apr 13 from 9:30AM-1PM at Lisle Park District Community Center (925 Ohio Street, Lisle IL 60532). Seeking talent from Lisle IL. Sign up at www.tiny.cc/broadwaygoeswild Prepare one- to two-minutes of one or two songs from the list available at www.goldenticketproductions.org/get-involved. An accompanist will not be provided; bring your own backing/accompaniment track (without lyrics) on your mobile device or CD. You may also email it to us ahead of time.

“WE WILL ROCK YOU” CABARET! - APRIL 15 DEADLINE - A Class Act NY is seeking actors ages 7-20 to perform individual and group numbers in A Class Act NY's We Will Rock You Cabaret! Artistic Director states, "Performers ages 7-20 will have the amazing opportunity to perform solos or duets and 2 full-cast group numbers at the historic Triad Theatre in NYC on Monday, June 3. Sing your favorite contemporary musical theatre pop/rock song, your favorite pop song, or your favorite rock song!" Rehearsals will be arranged based on talent and director schedules at 200 W. 60th St., NYC; performs June 3 (call time 4pm; show time 7pm) at The Triad (158 W. 72nd St., NYC). No pay. Auditions and rehearsals are free. Each participant will be responsible for selling four $49 tickets to their performance. Seeking—Cabaret Performer (Lead): 7-20. Seeking talent from New York NY. Sing 32 bars a cappella of a musical theatre, pop, or rock song. Visit www.AClassActNY.com for video submission details. Video submission deadline is April 15.

'KIDZ BOP US' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 17 - KIDZ BOP is super talented singers & dancers for Kidz Bop US. Rehearses and performs in LA. Seeking—Child Singer & Dancer (Lead): Males & Females, 9-14, boys and girls who love to sing and dance to be part of the KIDZ BOP ensemble. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). For more info, visit www.kidzbop.com.

JAZZ/LOUNGE DUO, SINGER – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 17 - Jazz pianist Charles Becker is seeking female singers for a jazz/lounge duo. Looking for singers interested in putting together a repertoire of jazz standards for the eventual goal of playing paid gigs in NYC venues and events. All singing backgrounds welcome but please have a love for jazz. Rehearsals ongoing in Manhattan; gigs in the NYC area when repertoire is in place. Proceeds from paid gigs split 50/50. Artist has a free rehearsal space in Manhattan. Seeking—Singer: Female, 18-45. Seeking talent from New York NY. Please include an audio or video of you singing (live or studio). Jazz or cabaret /lounge selections are preferred. For more info on the artist, visit: http://www.reverbnation.com/charlesbeckermusic.

The WIZARDS Of WINTER 2019 NATIONAL TOUR – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 21 - The Wizards of Winter LLC is seeking a female soprano vocalist for The Wizards of Winter, original recording artists who perform their holiday rock opera in large theaters and small arenas/casinos nationwide during November and December. Selected person will sing 3-4 songs as a lead as well as sing in the chorus on 7-8 others. The material can be best classified as " Rock Theater". Candidates must be in the 30-54 age range to be considered. The ability to play some light keyboards would be extremely preferred. Details about the production can be found on the group website at www.thewizardsofwinter.com. Tour begins Mid-November and ends 12/29. You will be home for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve. Rehearsals are in the Clinton NJ area (08867). Candidates located within 200 miles of Clinton NJ preferred due to rehearsal requirements. Rehearsals beginning in earnest on Sunday starting in September through end of October. The tour begins in mid-November through the end of the year. It travels from NY to out West as far as Seattle, WA and down to Las Vegas/Arizona, New Mexico and Texas before returning to the East for the final shows. Compensation is $325 per performance. Approximately 20-25 dates (tour routing currently being defined) in a 6-week period. Meals stipend, hotel/tour bus bunk also covered. Rehearsal transportation costs up to $300 are covered as well. Clothing stipend. Seeking—Female Lead Vocalist: 30-54. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Submit a recent photo and samples of your work via backstage.com.

'REVIFY' TOUR – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 30 - Excelsior Entertainment is seeking actors, dancers, vocalists for a summer show that will tour this summer. Revify, is the stage company of Excelsior Entertainment, a faith-based production company that produces faith-based material. This is a faith-based show that will tour this summer, actors will be paid per performance. Actors will be assigned roles once the production has the cast. The hope is to turn this into a repertory company that does many shows with the same cast. Will work mainly independently but come together every few weeks for rehearsals in Nashville TN. Actors will be responsible for their own travel expenses for rehearsals. Actors and crew receive split all profits equally. Seeking—Male Actors (Supporting): 16-50, a plus if you can also sing and dance/stage movement; Female Actors (Supporting): 16-50, a plus if you can also sing and dance/stage movement; Ensemble Dancer-Vocalists (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 16-50, potential to move into solo and speaking roles. Seeking talent from Huntsville AL; Nashville TN; Birmingham AL; Memphis TN; Bowling Green KY. For consideration, visit backstage.com or the entertainment company and submit a YouTube link of a video telling us about yourself, your experience, and all the different talents you bring to the team, and a brief summary of your Christian testimony. Also provide links to video of you performing these talents.

TOURING PARTY BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 8 - Atlanta Showstoppers LLC is seeking male and female vocalists for a national, touring, 12-piece private event party band based in Atlanta. Rehearsals are ongoing weekly in Atlanta GA. Pays $300-$500/performance, depending on in- or out-of-town dates and full-time or part-time positions. Transportation provided for travel dates. Average of 60 dates annually if full-time. Seeking—Vocalist (Lead): Males & Females, 18-35, versatile and well-versed in pop music from the '60s, '70s, and '80s through today's contemporary hits, with the ability to handle both lead and background vocals and the ability to handle basic choreography. Seeking talent from Atlanta GA. Auditions once a week on an ongoing basis. Seeking vocalists for subbing opportunities that could lead to full-time duties as a member of the band's five-person frontline. Apply via backstage.com or http://www.atlantashowstoppers.com/contact/

'The RAT PACK UNDEAD,' 2019 EAST COAST TOUR – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - Cooper Jordan Entertainment Is casting The Rat Pack Undead, the comedic musical concert Halloween hit of The Rat Pack, back from the dead as super-singing zombies. Synopsis: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. return from the grave in "a-live concert." Now back from the dead as crooning zombies, the boys sing their songs with new "undead" lyrics celebrating their deadly after-lifestyles. Featuring the hits "Ain't Death a Bite in the Head," "Come Die With Me," "What Kind of Ghoul Am I?," and many more. Show was developed in New York 2013-14, and played at Times Scare through its closing in late 2016. Production produced its first Northeast Tour in fall 2018. Casting swings and roles, so performers do not have to be available for all performance dates to apply. Rehearsals begin July 18 in NYC; previews begin Sep. 13; tour performs Sep. 13-Nov. 2; tour scheduled to play NYC and throughout the Northeast from Sep. 13-Oct. 26, and Florida Oct. 27-Nov. 2. Pays $100/show or $150 for two-show day ($75/show if multiple shows in a day and for NYC performances). Travel and lodging provided. Meal stipend also provided for out of town shows. Performers must be willing to travel from NYC or where they might be. Transport from NY provided. Seeking—“Frank Sinatra” (Lead): Male, 22-46, Chairman of the Board; in charge of the Rat Pack; baritone or bari-tenor with great resonance. Italian-looking a plus; “Dean Martin” (Supporting): Male, 24-46, great charmer; smooth ladies' man; often drunk with glass in hand; ability to be smooth while singing; Italian-looking a plus; “Sammy Davis, Jr.” (Supporting): Male, 18-42, great performer and singer; must have some tap experience. Proficiency in tap a plus. Seeking talent from New York, Queens, Brooklyn NY; Jersey City NJ; Bronx NY; Atlantic City NJ; Philadelphia PA; Trenton NJ; Stamford CT; New York City NY. Submit headshot/resume to ratpackundead@gmail.com for an audition appointment request. Video submissions are accepted. In-person auditions by appointment only in NYC on May 30 (and June if necessary) for all roles. Callbacks in June (date TBD). Casting out of NYC.

EXPERIENCED SINGER/VOCALIST/FRONT PERSON for CHICAGO COVER BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 30 - Chicago Cover Band is seeking an experienced female lead singer for an existing Chicago cover band. Music is focused around the pop/dance/electronic/Top 100 hits of the 2000's and now, with remixed versions of 80's and 90's songs. The band has established booking support for fests, local clubs, events, and more. Rehearsals are 1-2 times a week, lasting until the singer has learned the setlist and a show is developed. Aiming to play shows within 1-2 months from now, so self-study is important. Rehearsal space is on the north side of Chicago IL in a residential area. Pay is split equally between all members (not a tiered system) and can be discussed in more detail through email/in person. Seeking—Singer-Front Person (Lead): Female, 24-39, seeking the following attributes: charismatic, confident rock star vibe and presence; stage experience with a live band; ability and discipline to self-study and be fully prepared for weekly rehearsals; experience and willingness to work with another singer; availability to rehearse 1-2 times a week to build up the band set list (less rehearsals once established); fairly open/flexible schedule, especially on weekends (day and night) for shows; comfort and proficiency with talking to an audience; dance skills that fit the music; a fitness level sufficient to deliver an energetic 2+ hour performance; experience or willingness to work with in-ear monitors; interest to be in a great band with pro-caliber people who focus on being successful. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. If interested, visit backstage.com and provide a description of your musical experience, performance photos, or a current headshot and an audio sample.

 

 

 

CRUISES/RESORTS/THEME PARKS:

AIDA CRUISE LINES – APR. 15-17 - Stewart/Whitley Casting is seeking singers for AIDA Cruise Lines. Rehearses summer/fall 2019 in Hamburg, Germany. Three- to seven-month contracts (varies by ship). Pays $600-$800 per week approx., translated from Euro to dollars. Seeking—Female Singers (Lead): 18-40, any age, any ethnicity. Seeking highly skilled and versatile singers with strong acting abilities and personalities. Candidates must have movement ability for set choreography. Candidates must have strong entertainer abilities, high level of musicality, excellent interpretation skills, and ability to move the audience. Seeking all types of vocal ranges; Male Singers (Lead): 18-40, any age, any ethnicity. Seeking highly skilled and versatile singers with strong acting abilities and personalities. Candidates must have movement ability for set choreography. Candidates must have strong entertainer abilities, high level of musicality, excellent interpretation skills, and ability to move the audience. Seeking all types of vocal ranges. Auditions by appointment Apr 15-17. Seeking talent from New York NY. Please submit a cover letter, your headshot and resume, and your vocal range to aidausauditions@gmail.com

 

CELEBRITY CRUISES – APR. 16 - Celebrity Cruises Entertainment is seeking singers for Celebrity Cruises. Company states: "Seeking singers for Celebrity Cruises' groundbreaking and award-winning productions aboard their fleet of ten ships, including their revolutionary and industry-defining vessel, Celebrity Edge. They offer modern luxury vacations, visiting all seven continents, where every detail is created to provide an unmatchable experience. Contracts range from 6-8 months, beginning as soon as May 2019." Six- to eight-month contracts. Worldwide itineraries/year-round casting. Pays $1,000 USD/wk. min. Seeking—Lead Vocalist (Lead): Males & Females, 18-29, seeking union and nonunion performers. Must be 18+ to audition. Early 20s-late 30s. Seeking all powerhouse vocalists. Must have strong bodies with great stamina. Styles to include contemporary pop/rock, R&B, and contemporary musical theater. Especially seeking women with a strong mix/belt to F5 and legit to C6, bari-tenors to G4, and tenors to B4 with strong falsetto extension. Rap a plus. Must move confidently. Open Casting Call Apr 16 from 9:30AM-5:30PM at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., 17th fl., New York City NY 10018). Seeking talent from New York City, NY. Bring a stapled headshot and resume to the audition. Vocalists should bring their best 16 bars (preferably pop/rock) and have their repertoire books ready if asked. An accompanist will be provided. Only bring music in the proper key. For more info, visit www.celebritycruisesentertainment.com.

CRUISE SHIP SINGERS – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 7 - SZabo Music Company is seeking piano-vocal duos from mid-May. Elegant, classy music and excellent English required (No accent). Seeking a 4-piece reading band (drum, bass, keys, and guitar or saxophone) good reading skills required. Ballroom and party music repertoire, one or more members must be a singer. Also seeking talented specialty acts to perform aboard cruise ships. Seeking cocktail pianists, piano bar entertainers (pianist/singer), solo guitarists, guitar-vocal duos, jazz quartets, 3-piece reading bands, and a 4-5-piece party bands. Company states: "Szabo Musicians have been seen on Crystal Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean, Cunard, P&O, Saga, and several more." Cruise itineraries and contracts vary. Benefits include a competitive salary, onboard privileges, free travel (including visas), food and accommodation. Great salary, onboard benefits, etc. Seeking—Singers & Instrumentalists: 18-50. Seeking talent Worldwide. To apply, send your CV with a short bio, and quality pictures/video reels of your performances. For more info on Szabo Music Company visit: SzaboMusicCompany.com

 

 

 

OPERA/CHORUS/VOCAL GROUPS:

PORTLAND MIXED VOICE CHOIR – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 11 - Taffy Urban Choir is casting for Portland's newest mixed voice choir. Rehearsals and performances will be throughout the Summer and Fall, in Portland, OR. No pay. Seeking—Singers (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, bass, tenor, baritone, mezzo-sopranos, soprano, styles range from popular, classical, and original music. Audition by appointment Apr 11 at Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR 97215. Seeking talent from Portland OR. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the choir.

 

SSM BOYS CHOIR – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 31 - Shattuck-St. Mary's School is seeking students age 9-14 to audition for acceptance into the Shattuck-St. Mary's Boys Choir Center of Excellence. SSM is a boarding and day school in Faribault MN committed to the Fine Arts. Students accepted into the program will receive ten hours/week of choral rehearsal, a private voice lesson, and a group piano lesson. The Boys Choir will rehearse and perform throughout the region and the country. School is located in Faribault, MN. There is tuition associated with the school. Students may choose to fill out a financial aid application. Seeking—Boys Choir Member (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 9-16, chorus member for Boys Choir Center of Excellence. Seeking talent from Faribault MN; New York NY. Visit https://www.s-sm.org/arts/boys-choir/ for more information. Video submissions are accepted via this website. There may be future audition dates across the country.

 

 

 

STAGE SHOWS:

'NEWSIES' – APR. 6 & 8 – QUEENS - Rockaway Theatre Company is casting roles in a production of Disney's Tony Award-winning hit musical Newsies. Synopsis: Set in New York City at the turn of the century and based on a true story, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged 'newsies,' who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike and take a stand for what's right. Rehearsals begin in late April; performs July 9, 20, 26-28, and Aug. 2-4 (Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm) at the Post Theater in Fort Tilden, Rockaway Point NY. All cast members must be available for every performance. No pay. Seeking—“Jack Kelly” (Lead): Male, 16-25, The charismatic leader of the Manhattan newsies, is an orphaned dreamer and artist who yearns to get out of the crowded streets of New York and make a better life for himself out West. Fiercely protective of his best friend, Crutchie, and strongly loyal, Jack isn’t afraid to use his voice to attain better conditions for the working kids of New York City. Must have a great pop tenor voice and sense of physicality. Vocal range top: A4 | Vocal range bottom: B-flat2. Prep: Santa Fe (C Major), World Will Know; “Katherine Plumber” (Lead): Female, 17-25, An ambitious young reporter, works hard to make a name for herself as a legitimate journalist in a time when women aren’t taken seriously. Quick, funny, and resourceful, she boldy captures the voice of a new generation rising in her coverage of the newsies’ strike. Though she only has a brief dance solo in “King of New York,” Katherine should have a great contemporary pop voice with a high belt – diction is key. Vocal range top: F5 | Vocal range bottom: A3, Prep: Watch What Happens, Something to Believe In; “Crutchie” (Supporting): Male, 13-17, A dedicated newsie with a bum leg that’s painful, but helps sell more papers. Though his movement will suggest his bum leg, Crutchie should still be included in the dance numbers. Vocal range top: A4 | Vocal range bottom: C3, Prep: Santa Fe (Prologue), World Will Know; “Davey” (Supporting): Male, 15-20, Les’ straight-laced, bright big brother starts selling newspapers to help his family earn a living, but becomes swept up in the fervor of the strike. A leader in his own right who is learning to use his voice to uplift others, Davey is the brains of the resistance. Vocal range top: A4 | Vocal range bottom: D3, Prep: Seize the Day, King of New York; “Les” (Supporting): Male, 10-15, Davey’s cheeky younger brother, is inspired by the freedom of the newsies and loves their independent lifestyle. A precocious and natural newsie, Les is an intuitive salesboy and a pint-sized charmer. He should present as younger than the other newsies. Vocal range top: B-flat3 | Vocal range bottom: D-flat3, Prep: King of New York, World Will Know; Newsies (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 13-25, Including Albert, Buttons, Elmer, Finch, Henry, Ike, Jo Jo, Mike, Mush, Race, Romeo, Specs, Splasher, and Tommy Boy, are some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage. Prep: King of New York, Carrying the Banner; “Spot Conlon” (Supporting): Male, 17-20, The proud leader of the Brooklyn newsies, boasts an intimidating reputation and a short singing solo in “Brooklyn’s Here.” Prep: Brooklyn's Here; “Joseph Pulitzer” (Supporting): Male, 35-50, A pompous businessman through and through, owns the World and is concerned solely with the bottom line. Vocal range top: F4 | Vocal range bottom: C3, Prep: Bottom Line; The Bowery Beauties (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18-30, Female performers at Medda’s Theater. Prep: Don't Come A Knocking, Carrying the Banner; “Medda Larkin” (Supporting): Female, 25-45, Inspired by vaudeville performer Aida Overton Walker, this big-voiced saloon singer and star of the Bowery offers her theater as a safe haven for the newsies. An astute entertainer with great comic delivery, she’s a good friend to Jack and stands firmly behind the newsies in their fight for justice. Vocal range top: E5 | Vocal range bottom: F3, Prep: That's Rich. Open Casting Calls Apr 6 from 11AM-2PM and Apr 8 from 7PM-9PM at Post Theater (Building T4, Fort Tilden, Rockaway Point, Queens NY 11697). Seeking talent from Queens, Brooklyn, New York City NY. This is an open call. Actors must audition on either of the indicated dates above. No appointments available. Sides will be provided the days of the audition. Do not email your headshot and resume, bring these when you audition.

 

EQUITY, JOHN W. ENGEMAN THEATER – APR. 8 & 9 - Harborside Productions LLC is casting the first three shows of the 2019-2020 season including: Saturday Night Fever (Nan Knighton in collaboration with Arlene Phillips, Paul Nicholas and Robert Stigwood, book; The Bee Gees, music & lyrics. Rehearsals begin June 24; runs July 11-Aug. 25); Sunset Boulevard (Dan Black & Christopher Hampton, book & lyrics; Andrew Lloyd Webber, music & lyrics. Rehearsals begin Aug. 26; runs Sep. 12-Oct. 27); Matilda, The Musical (Roald Dahl, source material; Dennis Kelly, adaptation/book; Tim Minchin, music & lyrics. Rehearsals begin Oct. 28; runs Nov. 14-Dec. 29); Sister Act: The Musical (Bill & Cheri Steinkellner, additional materials; Douglas Carter Beane, book; Alan Menken, music; Glenn Slater, lyrics. Rehearsals begin Feb. 24, 2020; runs Mar. 12-Apr. 26); and Anything Goes (Guy Bolton & P.G. Wodehouse, book; Cole Porter, music & lyrics. Rehearsals begin Apr. 20, 2020; runs May 7-June 21). Season rehearses and performs in Northport NY. Pays $448/wk. Equity LOA Contract. Seeking—Equity Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, for the ensemble in the 2019-20 Season Chorus Musicals; Equity Dancers Who Sing: 18+, Equity Chorus. Equity Chorus Calls Apr 8 at 9:30AM for Equity female singers & 2PM for Equity male singers and Apr 9 at 9:30AM for Equity female dancers who sing & 2PM for Equity male dancers who sing at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W 46th St., 16th fl., New York City NY 10036). Seeking talent from New York City NY. ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Singers: Prepare one short song in the style of the show you wish to be considered for. You may sing from one of the shows in the season. Piano accompanist provided. Bring sheet music in your key. Dancers: Bring dance shoes and wear dance clothing. If you are asked to stay and sing prepare one short song in the style of the show you wish to be considered for. You may sing from our 2019-20 Season. Bring sheet music in the key in which you would like to sing. 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.

 

'GHOSTS Of NASHVILLE' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 9 - Romanian Swamp Donkey Productions is casting the original musical, Ghosts of Nashville. Project description: "A David Lynch-esque darkly comedic epic musical about suicide awareness and prevention." Contracts run from through June 1, in Seattle WA. Rehearsals have already begun, but we are still casting additional roles. All roles are paid. Seeking—Actor-Singers (Supporting): Males & Females, 18-45. Seeking talent from Seattle WA. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the casting company. Be prepared to sing, briefly dance, and deliver the monologue we assign you.

 

'STARRY: A NEW MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 10 - Waiting For Gravity Music is casting diverse singers with unique voices for Starry: A New Musical, in concert, from Waiting For Gravity Music. Kelly D'Angelo and Matt Dahan, writers; Production states: "For one Starry Night only, New York City will be painted with the colors of Vincent van Gogh. Coming off their sold-out run in Los Angeles, this concert version of Dahan and D’Angelo‘s emotional and explosive Starry will be the first East Coast glimpse into the new pop-rock musical." Skype rehearsals in April; rehearses May 1 in NYC; sound check on day of May 2; performs night of May 2 in NYC. Performance night stipend TBD. Seeking—“Paul Gaugin” (Lead): Male, 20-40. A confident, forceful, and privileged man who wishes to live in his own trailblazing bohemia. Tenor, rock (E3 to G-sharp4). Seeking talent from New York NY. Not holding in-person auditions. Seeking links, singing demos, or self-tapes only. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

EQUITY, 5th AVENUE THEATRE 2019-2020 SEASON – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 11 - 5th Avenue Theatre is strong singers, actors, and dancers for roles in the 2019-2020 Season including: Austen’s Pride (Rehearsals begin Sep. 5; runs Oct. 4-27); Shrek (Rehearsals begin Oct. 24; runs Nov. 26-Dec. 29); Stu for Silverton (Rehearsals begin Dec. 27; runs Jan. 31, 2020-Feb. 23); Sister Act (Rehearsals begin Feb. 13, 2020; runs Mar. 13-Apr. 5); and Evita (Rehearsals begin May 12, 2020; runs June 12-July 5). Season rehearses and runs in Seattle WA. Pays $1,118/wk. Equity LORT Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—Equity Singer-Actor-Dancers: Males & Females, 18+, for Austen’s Pride – “Jane Austen:” mid-30’s to mid-40’s, strong actress with strong voice. Witty, clever and thoughtful with a touch of snarkiness. As a recently published female author in Regency- era England, she is ahead of her time. Over the course of the story telling, Austen also assumes the role of MRS. REYNOLDS (Darcy’s housekeeper). Mezzo-belter. (G3 to F5) Actively seeking all ethnicities for this role; “Elizabeth Bennet:” mid-20’s to early-30’s, The Bennet’s second oldest daughter. A non-traditional beauty. Lizzy has something more of quickness than her sisters. She has a lively, playful disposition, which delights in anything ridiculous. Soprano with belt. (A3 to G5) Actively seeking all ethnicities for this role; Cassandra Austen/Charlotte Lucas: mid-30’s to mid-40’s, Jane Austen’s sister. Protective and practical. Austen’s most trusted confidante. Over the course of the story telling, she assumes the roles of Charlotte Lucas. Charlotte: Elizabeth’s best friend, of average beauty, modest, sensible and intelligent. Mezzo-belter. (A3 to E5) Actively seeking all ethnicities for this role; Mrs. Bennet/Lady Catherine De Bourgh: late 40’s to early 50’s. Mrs. Bennet: a high-strung mother of the five Bennet daughters. Once a young woman of youth, beauty and good humor; now a wife and mother of mean understanding, little information and uncertain temper. Lady Catherine De Bourgh: authoritative and self-important with striking features, Darcy’s aunt. Soprano with belt. (C4 to A5) Actively seeking all ethnicities for this role; “Jane Bennet:” mid-20’s to early 30’s, the Bennet’s eldest daughter, extremely beautiful and lovely with a fair complexion. A kind and gentle soul. All the world is good and agreeable in her eyes. Soprano. (A-flat3 to E5) Actively seeking all ethnicities for this role; Mary Bennet/Georgiana Darcy: Mary: early 20’s, the only plain one in the family, she has worked hard for knowledge and accomplishments. She enjoys singing and playing the piano but is delightfully unaware of her lack of skill. Puritanical in nature. Note: Actress is Not required to play piano. Georgiana Darcy: 16, Mr. Darcy’s sister. She is gentle and graceful. There is sense and good humor in her face and her manners are perfectly unassuming and kind. She is a girl not a woman. Mezzo belter. (A3 to E5) Actively seeking all ethnicities for this role; “Lydia Bennet:” Early 20’s with strong dance skills. The Bennet’s youngest daughter. Beautiful and well-endowed at an early age. She loves to laugh and loves to gossip. Also self-willed and careless. Soprano with belt. (A3 to G5) Actively seeking all ethnicities for this role; Kitty Bennet early to mid-20’s. “Kitty:” 17, She is the typical middle child that is always fighting for attention to be noticed. Somewhat silly and fretful, though is less temperamental than Lydia. Soprano with belt. (G3 to E5) Actively seeking all ethnicities for this role; Caroline Bingley/Mrs. Gardiner: Caroline: mid-20’s to early 30’s. Bingley’s sister. Fashionable, conceited and proud. Mrs. Gardner: Elizabeth’s elegant, amiable, warm and gracious aunt. Actress must have a strong sense of comedy. Soprano. (B3-G5) Actively seeking all ethnicities for this role; “Fitzwilliam Darcy:” late 20’s to mid-30’s. Tall, dark, handsome, and extremely wealthy. At first, he appears to be aloof and above it all but is also kind and generous to those he is responsible for. Baritone. (A2 G-sharp4) Actively seeking all ethnicities for this role; Mr. Bennet: late 40’s to early 50’s. Elizabeth’s father, a country gentleman with an odd mixture of quick wit, sarcastic humor, reserve, and caprice. Baritone. (A2-E3). Actively seeking all ethnicities for this role; “Charles Bingley:” mid-20’s to early 30’s. Bingley: a good-looking wealthy bachelor; easy going and friendly. Darcy’s best friend. He has a quirky sense of humor. Seeking a strong mover. Tenor. (E-sharp3 to A4) Actively seeking all ethnicities for this role; “George Wickham:” mid-20’s to mid-30’s. Extremely attractive and sexy soldier (grew up with Darcy); Seeking a strong mover. Bari-tenor. (C3-G4) Actively seeking all ethnicities for this role; Mr. Collins/Mr. Gardiner: late 20’s to early 30’s. A clergyman; He is falsely entitled and will not take no for an answer. Strong comic skills and physical comedy talent is a plus. Tenor. (D3-A4). Will also play Mr. Gardiner (Mrs. Bennet’s friendly brother, Elizabeth’s uncle). Actively seeking all ethnicities for this role; 4 Male Ensemble: 20’s–40’s. Masculine. Tenor/Bari-Tenor/Baritone. Strong Movers. Actively seeking all ethnicities for these roles; All roles understudied, one male swing, one female swing; for "Shrek" - Shrek: A big, green, terrifying ogre who lives alone on a swamp. He embarks on a journey to rid his land of fairytale creatures, and, along the way, falls in love with Fiona. Comedic chops and strong singer. Age 25-45. Vocal range: A2 to G-sharp4. Actively seeking all ethnicities for this role; “Princess Fiona:” The princess of Far Far Away, she transforms into an ogre every night when the sun sets. Rescued by Shrek and eventually falls in love with him. Quirky, blunt and multitalented. Comedic chops and strong singer. Age 25-35. Vocal range: F3-G6; Donkey: A talking donkey who joins Shrek on the run from Farquaad’s guards. Quite the chatterbox, he is not deterred by Shrek’s looks and practically forces himself into his good graces. Easily frightened and pushy, but also an optimistic with heart. Age 20-35. Vocal range: C3-B4; “Lord Farquaad:” The comically short, ruthless ruler of Duloc. He is in search of a princess to marry so that he can become king. Self-absorbed, lonely, and cruel. Doubles as Guard in swamp and Knight in "Forever". Age 30-45. Vocal range: B2-D5; Dragon: A dragon that has been charged with guarding Princess Fiona in her isolated castle. She eventually falls in love with Donkey and attempts to keep him there forever. Imposing and flirtatious, but tired of her job as a glorified baby-sitter. Doubles as Mama Bear and Duloc Performer. Age 25-45. Vocal range: F3 to E-flat5; “Gingy:” A gingerbread man initially kidnapped by Lord Farquaad. His wit and resolution help him both avoid trouble and inspire the rest of the fairytale creatures. Puppet. Doubles as Wicked Witch and Bluebird. Age 20-40. Vocal range: B3 to C-sharp5; Pinocchio: The leader of the fairytale creatures. He is an animated puppet whose nose grows every time he lies. Plenty of sass with a penchant for lying. Doubles as Duloc Performer and Knight in "Forever". Age 20-40. Vocal range: E3 to F-sharp4; Wolf: Famous adversary of Little Red Riding Hood. Doubles as Thelonius, Duloc Performer, Knight in "Forever", Bishop, Grumpy Dwarf. Vocal range: E3 to F-sharp4; Ensemble: Strong singers, dancers and comedic actors to play Fairytale Creatures, etc.; All roles understudied, one male swing, one female swing; for "Stu for Silverton" - Stu: 40s-60s, plays non-binary. Open to all voice types. An entrepreneur, politician, movie theatre owner, and leader in the small rural town of Silverton, Oregon. Stu was named the nation's first transgender mayor when elected in 2008, although Stu identifies as a "gender anarchist." Stu is as much methodical as bold, equal parts brave and kind, pragmatic while also maintaining fabulous, and all at once a mechanic, Rocky Horror lover, inventor, vintage shoe collector, and Oregonian. Frankenfurter meets Dolly Levi. Seeking trans/non-binary performers only for this role; “Vic:” 40s-60s, plays female. Strong belter. Thought she would always live a city-solo life but instead fell in love with Stu and ended up in Silverton – she really wants this conventional town to wake up and shake up. Loves thrifts sales, flea markets, runs a small business, has a wild internal life, loves The Rocky Horror Picture show and is never afraid to speak her mind; “Barb:” 40s-60s, plays female. Strong belter. A good friend of Stu’s since high school, the queen of Silverton – runs a salon, looks fabulous at all times, plays hostess to the book-club, organizes Zumba, and really is the beating heart of this small community. If she does it, everyone else will; “Joe:” 40s-60s, plays male. Baritone. All-American, recently lost his job at a hardware store, best friends with Stu until Stu transitions, father of Timmy, husband of Sharon, trying to make ends meet during the recession of 2008; “Sharon:” 40s-55, plays female. Belt/Soprano mix. Married to Joe, a bit younger, mother to Timmy (the last of her children -perhaps an "accident"), wise, considerate, a bit frazzled as she's burning the candle at both ends to be a good mom, wife, citizen, sides with Stu and takes over the power in the household when her husband loses his job; “Jean-Anne:” 80s+, plays female. Strong belter. The grandmother to everyone in the town, beloved, opinionated, religious, the matriarch of Silverton in many ways – very close to Stu’s family until Stu’s transition disrupts this relationship; “Hodgett:” 40s-60s, plays male. Baritone. The mayor of Silverton for many years, representative of the career politicians who sit in office and don’t get much done; “Timmy:” 13-15, plays male. Strong belter (in a low alto range). Son of Sharon and Joe, in a way a lot like Stu when younger – perhaps a bit odd and ahead of the curve - smart, sensitive and independent; “Ms. Maloney-Miller:” 30s-50s, plays female. Strong mix/belt. Art teacher at the local high school - running out of support, funds, and energy. Believes education is the way forward for any child, and what might save Silverton; Ensemble: early 20s – early 60s. All voice types. Seeking performers of all types and all gender identities (ie Trans, Non-Binary); Male Ensemble Minor: 15+. Strong belter (in a low alto range); All roles understudied, one male swing, one female swing; for Sister Act – “Deloris Van Cartier:” An aspiring performer trying to find her place in the world. She is forced to hide in a convent and initially refuses to embrace her new lifestyle but is inspired by the choir. She’s sassy and caring. Vocal range: E3 to F-sharp5; “Mother Superior:” The head of the convent. She is sarcastic and a bit stiff. She is protective of the convent and the sisters and wants to keep the outside world out. Vocal range: D3-E5; “Sister Mary Robert:” A postulant who was raised at the convent. She is soft-spoken but singing with Deloris helps her find her voice. Vocal range: F-sharp3 to A5; “Sister Mary Lazarus:” A nun of the convent and head of the choir. She is least welcoming to Deloris. Vocal range: F3-B4; “Monsignor O’Hara:” One of the heads of the convent. Concerned with the stability of the convent, and a confidant to Mother Superior. Vocal range: E3-G4; “Curtis:” A club owner, notorious gangster and Deloris’s boyfriend. He is very controlling and on the verge of violence. Vocal range: A2 to A-flat4; “Eddie Souther:” The desk chief at the Philadelphia police station and a high school classmate of Deloris. He sweats profusely under pressure and suffers from a bad case of anxiety. He dreams of being a match for Deloris. Vocal range: A-flat2 to B4; “TJ:” Curtis’s nephew and one of his thugs. He is constantly ignorant of the world around him. Vocal range: D-flat3 to E-flat5; “Joey:” One of Curtis’s thugs. Believes himself to be a ladies’ man. Vocal range: B-flat2 to E-flat5; “Pablo:” One of Curtis’s thugs. A natural follower. Spanish speaker. Vocal range: C4-F5; “Michelle:” One of Deloris’s back-up singers. Always quick with a comeback. Vocal range: B-flat3 to F5; “Tina:” One of Deloris’s back-up singers. A little naïve. Vocal range: A-flat3 to F5; Ensemble: Must be strong singers and dancers; All principal roles understudied. One Female swing; for "Evita" - Eva Peron: The first lady of Argentina from 1946-1952. Born in poverty, she rose to great power in her lifetime. A strong, versatile performer. Must be charismatic and commanding. Vocal range: Low E to High G. Actively seeking Latinx performer; “Che Guevara:” Based on the real-life Argentine guerilla revolutionary. Serves as the antagonist to Eva. The charismatic narrator. Vocal range: Low B flat to High B-flat. Actively seeking Latinx performer; “Juan Peron:” A prominent army office who becomes the President of Argentina. Charming and stately. Legit baritone. Vocal range: Low A to High F-sharp. Actively seeking Latinx performer; “Magaldi:” A tango singer and Eva’s first love interest. Vocal range: Middle C to High G. Latino. Actively seeking Latinx performer; Ensemble: Strong singers and dancers. Tango experience a plus. Actively seeking Latinx performers; All principal roles understudied. Seeking talent from Seattle WA. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For an audition appointment, email casting@5thavenue.org and include your union status and preferred time. Details provided with appointment. Bring two 32 bar contrasting selections. Performers unable to attend this call may mail headshot/resume to 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 5th Ave, Ste. 735, Seattle CA 98101 or email to casting@5thavenue.org. For more info, visit www.5thavenue.org/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.

 

'GODSPELL Jr.' – APR. 11 – MOUNT KISCO - Westmoreland Sanctuary is casting Godspell Jr. Production states: "The original Godspell was the first major musical theater offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz, and it took the world by storm. Boasting a score with chart-topping songs, Godspell Jr. is a sensation that continues to touch audiences. A group of disciples helps Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life. "Godspell Jr. can be performed virtually anywhere with the simplest of sets, costumes, lights, and music and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Venue is a private environmental nonprofit located in Mt. Kisco NY that puts on outdoor productions once per year. " Show runs in Mt. Kisco NY. No pay. Participation fee will be required to pay for set design, costumes, etc. Must have your own transportation to get to the venue for rehearsals and shows. Seeking—All Roles Open: Males & Females, 7+. Open Casting Call Apr 11 from 5PM-7PM at Westmoreland Sanctuary (260 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Mount Kisco NY 10549). Seeking talent from Mount Kisco NY. Bring headshot, resume, and musical theater song of your choice. You may be asked to improvise and read from provided script. Juggling, magic, and gymnastic skills are welcomed and encouraged. All ages welcome. Adults are encouraged to audition as well. Walk-ins welcome. Audition appointments are strongly preferred.

 

'MAMMA MIA!' – APR. 11 – CHICAGO - The Rising Stars Theatre Co. is casting Mamma Mia! a musical featuring the music of ABBA. Rehearsals begin April 23. Runs June 22-30, in Northlake IL. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): 18+. Audition by appointment Apr 11 from 12NOON-4PM & 6:30PM-9:30PM at 6626 N. Oliphant, back door, Chicago IL 60631. Callbacks Apr. 16. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. Prepare 32 bars of an uptempo song and bring music in your key. Be prepared to dance and possibly read from the script. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre company.

 

'METAPHORICALLY ME' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 12 – ME James Maher, Director/Production Design is casting an actor-singer between the age of 25 and 40. Production states: "This is a leading role and you would be involved with others in developing this musical based on a James Maher film. The story takes place in a sanatorium where our characters struggle with schizophrenia." Development will begin when Philip is cast. We will use a variety of theaters around the Bay Area during development. Rehearsals should begin spring. Seeking—“Philip” (Lead): Male, 25-40, Philip is a complex person and maybe part of a schizophrenic duality with Carrie. They both struggle to "unshatter their lives". Seeking talent from San Francisco CA. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting director. For the audition bring your music and be prepared to sing. Possibly some movement as well.

 

EQUITY, LERNER And LOEWE's 'MY FAIR LADY,' SETA TOUR – APR. 12, 18 & 19 - Nederlander Presentations Inc is casting Equity actor-singers for the upcoming SETA tour of Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play and Gabriel Pascal’s Motion Picture "Pygmalion.” Frederick Loewe, music; Alan Jay Lerner, book & lyrics; Rehearsals begin Oct. 28 in NYC; tour begins Dec. 10. Equity Short Engagement Touring Category 1; salary pending; current: $1,012/wk. Seeking—“Henry Higgins:” Male, 30-59, a middle-aged confirmed bachelor, a professor of phonetics and an expert elocutionist. He is an unconventional man who goes in the opposite direction from the rest of society in most matters. He is impatient with high society, forgetful in his public graces, and inconsiderate of normal social niceties. He has no desire to have romance of any kind in his life; PRINCIPAL; “Eliza Doolittle:” Female, 20-39, a poor girl who dreams of working in a flower shop while she sells flowers in England's Covent Garden. She employs Henry Higgins to help her with her speech and begins to transform herself into a regal figure fit to consort with nobility. In the end, she not only passes for a duchess, but becomes an independent woman. PRINCIPAL; “Colonal Pickering:” Male, 40-69, a kindly, middle-aged man who shares Higgins' passion for phonetics. Pickering is always considerate and a genuine gentleman who helps in the Eliza experiment by making a wager of it, saying he will cover the costs if Higgins does indeed make a convincing duchess of Eliza. It is Pickering's thoughtful treatment towards Eliza that teaches her to respect herself. PRINCIPAL; “Alfred Doolittle:” Male, 50-69, Eliza's father, a dustman, or trash collector, who has a very unique 'morality', in that he is very happy to be a freeloader. His unique brand of rhetoric, unembarrassed, non-hypocritical advocacy of drink and pleasure (at other people's expense), is amusing to Higgins. PRINCIPAL; “Freddy Eynsford-Hill:” Male, 20-39, an aristocrat, although he has no income of his own. He becomes lovesick for Eliza, and courts her with letters. A romantic. PRINCIPAL; “Mrs. Higgins:” Female, 60-89, Professor Higgins' mother; a very refined lady of the upper-middle class. She sees the Eliza Doolittle experiment as idiocy and is the first and only character to have any qualms about the whole affair. PRINCIPAL; “Mrs. Pearce:” Female, 50-59, Higgins' housekeeper who helps to care for the well-being of Eliza Doolittle. She is an observer of the experiment and watches to make sure that Eliza is kept safe. PRINCIPAL; “Professor Zoltan Karpathy:” Male, 30-49, a Hungarian and a former student of Higgins. He is also a rival phonetics expert, in his own mind if not in Higgins', and quite proud of his linguistic accomplishments. PRINCIPAL. Equity Principal Auditions Apr 12 from 10AM-6PM (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 3rd fl., New York City NY 10018); Apr 18 from 10AM-6PM and Apr 19 from 10AM-6PM (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm both days) at the same location on 12th fl. Seeking talent from New York City NY. EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief musical theatre song in the style of the show. Must show range and legit voice. Bring sheet music for your song; a piano accompanist will be provided. Bring a photo/resume stapled together. 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, SKYLIGHT MUSIC THEATRE – EXPIRES APR. 13 - Skylight Music Theatre is seeking Equity adult performers for the upcoming 2019-20 season including: Oklahoma (Rehearsals begin Sep. 3; runs Sep. 27-Oct. 13), Newsies (Rehearsals begin Oct. 22; runs Nov. 15-Dec. 22, possible extension to Dec. 29), The Gospel at Colonus (Rehearsals begin Dec. 30; runs Jan. 17-26, 2020), Spelling Bee (Rehearsals begin Jan. 14, 2020; runs Feb. 7-23), Evita (Rehearsals begin March 10, 2020; runs March 20-29), and Candide (Rehearsals begin March 24, 2020; runs April 17-May 10, possible extension to May 17). Season rehearses and runs in Milwaukee WI. Pays: $601/wk. min. Equity SPT 8+ Contract. Seeking—Various Roles: 18+; for OKLAHOMA – “Laurey:” She has an innocence and yet an air of knowledge about her. Female identifying soprano, 20’s to 30’s; “Curly:” Has a confident swagger and deserves it, he is the most handsome man in the whole county. Male identifying baritone, 20’s to 30’s; “Aunt Eller:” She acts as the town’s aunt, a fun-loving caretaker. She sees the good in everyone. Female identifying mezzo, age 40+; “Will Parker:” Will is a cowboy who is skilled enough to compete in rodeos. Will is a dance role, tap dancer preferred. Ability to do rope tricks is a plus. Male identifying tenor, 20’s to 30’s; “Jud Fry:” Described as dark and growly by others, Jud takes care of the ranch Laurey and Aunt Eller live on. Male identifying baritone, 20’s to 30’s; “Ado Annie:” Andrew Carnes’ daughter, she “Can’t Say No” to anyone. She wants everyone to be happy. Female identifying soprano, 20’s to 30’s; “Andrew Carnes:” He is very protective of his daughter, Ado Annie. Male identifying tenor, age 40; for NEWSIES – “Jack Kelly:” The charismatic leader of the Manhattan newsies, is an orphaned dreamer and artist who yearns to get out of the crowded streets of New York and make a better life for himself out West. Fiercely protective and strongly loyal, Jack isn’t afraid to use his voice to make changes. Male identifying Tenor, adult to play teens; “Katherine Plumber:” An ambitious young reporter who works hard to make a name for herself as a legitimate journalist in a time when women aren’t taken seriously.  Quick, funny, and resourceful, Tap dancing a plus. Female identifying Mezzo-Soprano with a high belt, adult to play teens-early 20’s; “Medda Larkin:” Inspired by vaudeville performer Aida Overton Walker, this big-voiced saloon singer and star of the Bowery offers her theater as a safe haven for the newsies. An astute entertainer with great comic delivery. Female identifying, 20’s to 40’s; “Davey:” Les’s straight-laced bright big brother starts selling papers to help his family earn a living but becomes swept up in the fervor of the strike. Male identifying tenor, adult to play teens; “Crutchie:” Jack’s best friend. A dedicated newsie with a bum leg that’s painful but helps sell more papers. Though he walks with a crutch, he doesn’t let it define or limit him. Male identifying tenor, adult to play teens; for THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS - Singer Oedipus: A blind gospel singer who, with his Quintet, sings portions of the role of Oedipus; Singer Ismene: A soloist who, with her Quarter, sings the role of Ismene; for SPELLING BEE – “Chip Tolentino:” An athletic, social, boy scout and champion of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. He returns to defend his title, but he finds puberty hitting at an inopportune moment; “Logainne Schwartzandgrubeniere (Schwartzy):” Logainne is the youngest and most politically aware speller, often making comments about current political figures. She is driven by internal and external pressure, but above all by a desire to win to make her two fathers proud; Leaf Coneybear/Carl Dad: The second runner-up in his district, Leaf gets into the competition on a lark and finds everything about the bee incredibly amusing. Doubles as Schwarzy’s dad Carl, who is her main trainer; “William Barfee:” A Putnam County Spelling Bee finalist last year, he was eliminated because of an allergic reaction to peanuts and his back for vindication. His famous “Magic Foot” method of spelling has boosted him to spelling glory, even though he only has one working nostril and a touchy, bullying personality; “Marcy Park:” The ultimate over-achiever, Marcy has never been given another option. She comes from a family where excellence is expected and so simply produced; “Olive Ostrovksy:” A young newcomer to competitive spelling. Olive made friends with her dictionary at a very young age, helping her to make it to the competition; Rona Lisa Peretti/Olive’s Mom: The number-one realtor in Putnam County, a former Putnam County Spelling Bee Champion herself, and the returning moderator; Doubles as Olive’s mom, who is just a fantasy version of herself at her Ashram in India; “Douglas Panch:” The Vice Principal. Frustrated with his life, he finds the drive of the young spellers alien to him; Mitch Mahoney/Dan Dad/Olive’s Dad: The Official Comfort Counselor. An ex-convict, Mitch is performing his community service with the Bee, and hands out juice boxes to losing students. This actor also plays Schwarzy’s other dad Dan, the more laid back and ineffectual of the two; for EVITA – “Eva Peron:” A beautiful, ambitious and power-seeking woman who rises to become the spiritual leader of Argentina by the age of 26. Female identifying mezzo, must be able to play ages 18-33; “Che:” The dashing, impulsive, jealous and manipulative narrator of the show. He is a political activist, a radical who isn’t reluctant to ask tough questions demand answers. Male identifying high tenor, age 18 -35; “Peron:” An officer in the Argentinean army who rises to become the Argentine President. He is a man who is dignified, charming, and authoritative. Male identifying, age 30-50; for CANDIDE – “Candide:” A naïve and trusting youth, who blindly follows the teachings of his teacher. Cunegonde’s lover and nephew to the Baron and Baroness. Male identifying, age 20-30; Voltaire/Pangloss: The story’s wise and all-knowing narrator. Dr. Pangloss is Cunegonde and Candide’s teacher. He loves Paquette. Male identifying, age 40-50; “Paquette:” A sexy but good-hearted maid who does her best to help reunite Candide with Cunegonde. Female identifying, age 18-25; “Cunegonde:” A blonde beauty and Candide’s love interest. Faithful, strong, and attractive. Female identifying, age 18-25; “Maximillian:” Cunegonde’s brother. A young, handsome aristocrat whose looks are only matched by his vanity. Male identifying, age 20-25; Old Woman: Though she was once beautiful, she is now old and ugly. Acts as a guide and teacher to Candide and Cunegonde. Female identifying, age 60-75; “Cacambo:” Candide’s faithful and utterly devoted servant. A friend with a wealth of practical knowledge to share. Male identifying, age 25-45; “Martin:” Voltaire’s antidote to Pangloss. Martin must communicate a lifetime of disappointment and a skepticism born of observing the worst traits in human nature. Male identifying, age 40-60; “Vanderdenur:” A villainous pirate who makes off with all of Candide’s treasure. He is the very archetype of vicious colonial oppression. Male identifying, age 35-50. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Equity Members may sign up for an appointment through the Member Portal beginning March 18 at noon. Prepare two contrasting songs in the style of the show(s). Preferably 64 bar cuts - material should not exceed five-minute audition time slot. Bring your book, plus one headshot and resume. An accompanist will be provided. Dial 011 at front door.

 

EQUITY WRITERS THEATRE – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 13 - Writers Theatre Inc is casting Equity actors for the Writers Theatre 2019-2020 Season including: Into The Woods (Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, writers; Rehearsals begin July 16; runs Aug. 14-Sep. 22), A Doll’s House (Henrik Ibsen, playwright; Sandra Delgado and Michael Halberstam, adapted by; Rehearsals begin Aug. 27; runs Sep. 25-Dec. 22), The Niceties (Eleanor Burgess, playwright; Rehearsals Oct. 8; runs Nov. 6-Dec. 15), Stick Fly (Lydia R. Diamond, writer; Rehearsals begin Jan. 7, 2020; runs Feb. 5-Mar. 15, 2020), and The Last Match (Anna Ziegler, playwright; Rehearsals begin Feb. 18, 2020; runs Mar. 18-June 14, 2020). Season runs in Glencoe IL. Pays $816/wk. Equity CAT Tier 5 Agreement. Seeking—Equity Actors: Males & Females, 18+; for Into The Woods - Narrator: 45-65, open ethnicity male. Baritone: G2-E4. An intellectual and pleasant story-teller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience. (US only); “Cinderella:” 20-30 years old, open ethnicity female. Soprano: G3-G5. A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters; “Jack:” 18-25 open ethnicity male. Tenor: A2-G4. A feckless Giant killer who is 'almost a man,' he is adventurous, naïve, energetic, and bright-eyed; Jack’s Mothers: 45-65, open ethnicity Female. Soprano: B3 to F-sharp5. Browbeating and weary, Jack's protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed; Baker: 35-45, open ethnicity male. Tenor: A-flat2 to G4. A harried and insecure baker who is simple and loving, yet protective of his family (US only); Baker’s Wife: 30-45 years old, open ethnicity female. Mezzo: G3-F5. Determined and bright woman who wishes to be a mother; Cinderella’s Stepmother: 40-60, open ethnicity female. Mezzo: A-sharp3 to F5. The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella; Florida: 25-35 open ethnicity female. Soprano: C4 to A-flat5. Cinderella's stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother's footsteps of abusing; Lucinda: 25-35 open ethnicity female. Soprano: C4 to A-flat5. Cinderella's stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother's footsteps of abusing; Cinderella’s Father/Mysterious Man: 45-65 years old, open ethnicity, male. Baritone: G3-E4 a mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer; “Little Red Riding Hood:” 18-25 years old, open ethnicity female. Mezzo: B3-F5. A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-witted, fearless, yet youthful and naïve; Witch: 35-55 years old, open ethnicity female. Mezzo: F3-F5. Sarcastic, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive; Cinderella’s Mother/Grandmother: 34-65 years old, open ethnicity female. Soprano: G3 to A-flat5. Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree; Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf: 25-35 years old, open ethnicity male. Baritone: B-flat2 to G-flat4. Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing. Also, hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey; “Rapunzel:” 18-30 years old, open ethnicity female. Soprano: A3 to A-flat5, classically trained singer. A loopy but lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world; Rapunzel’s Prince: 25-35 years old, open ethnicity male. Baritone: C-sharp3 to A4. Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exiting endeavor. Seeking talent from Glencoe IL. EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Non-Musical: Prepare two contrasting one-minute monologues. Musical: one, one-minute monologue and 32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre piece that shows your range. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided on Mar. 25 only. Bring one copy of your headshot/resume. Equity Members may sign up for an appointment through the Member Portal beginning Monday, Mar. 18 at noon. To be considered for both musical and non-musical shows, audition on Monday, Mar. 25. That is the only day an accompanist will be present. Seeking actors of varying age, ethnicity, and gender identity. Free street parking. Seeking open gender Actors and Actor/Singers for both principal and understudy roles in our upcoming 2019-2020 Season.

 

'NOW & THEN' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 13 - Now & Then is casting Now & Then, a six-member cast, an all-male musical for a Chicago production to run five weeks starting in July, 2019. Rehearsals begin mid-June; runs July 5-Aug. 11 in Chicago IL. Pays $350/wk. during production. Seeking—“Daniel #1” (Lead): Male, 19-26, must play acoustic guitar and sing on stage as part of this role; he is in college and is an emerging singer-songwriter; he meets and gets married to Greg #1; “Daniel #2” (Lead): Male, 30-39, an established singer-songwriter, that has not quite made it to the big time; life has become harder and Daniel, now drinks a bit and is withdrawing from his partner/husband Greg #2; Daniel #2 must be able to play acoustic guitar and sing on stage; “Daniel #3” (Lead): Male, 50-62, is now retired singer-songwriter, his dream of being the big Nashville star never quite happened; Daniel #3 is seeing his entire life played out in front of him and he relives these moments in every action and song during the production; Daniel #3 must play acoustic Guitar and sing; he is on stage 98% of the production; the show starts and ends with Daniel #3; “Greg #1” (Lead): Male, 18-27, an aspiring stand-up comic that meets Daniel #1 in college; he is funny, easy, lots of hope and dreams; he sings actively in the production; Greg #1 and Daniel #1 get married; “Greg #2 (Lead): Male, 30-38, is no longer a comic, those dreams were left behind; he is married to Daniel #2; Greg #2 has a Tenor solo (think Jean Valjean); Greg #2 sings several songs in this production. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company. When you select your role, you will be sent a song to learn and a monologue to read and send both back to me for review. Callbacks in Chicago in April.

 

'BROADWAY GOES WILD' – APR. 13 - Golden Ticket Productions is casting Broadway Goes Wild, an interactive musical revue. Rehearsals begin May 4. Runs May 11-19, in Naperville IL. Seeking—Performers (Supporting): 18+. Auditions by appointment Apr 13 from 9:30AM-1PM at Lisle Park District Community Center (925 Ohio Street, Lisle IL 60532). Seeking talent from Lisle IL. Sign up at www.tiny.cc/broadwaygoeswild Prepare one- to two-minutes of one or two songs from the list available at www.goldenticketproductions.org/get-involved. An accompanist will not be provided; bring your own backing/accompaniment track (without lyrics) on your mobile device or CD. You may also email it to us ahead of time.

 

'The LEGEND Of GEORGIA McBRIDE' – NOTIE EXPIRES APR. 14 - Triangle Productions! is casting the musical, The Legend of Georgia McBride. Rehearsals begin the second week of May. Performances begin June 6, with a 3 or 4 week run, in Portland OR. Professional pay. Seeking—“Jo” (Supporting): Female, 20-25, a girl who is married to Casey and finds out she is pregnant and wants Casey to find a better job, Casey is an Elvis Presley impersonator; Miss Tracy Mills/Bobby (Supporting): Female, 30-39, Miss Tracy is very close to a “Kevin Cook/Poison Water” style personality, outgoing, fiery, no holds barred, this is a dual role with one role done in drag. Seeking talent from Portland OR. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'STONEWALL' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 15 - New York City Opera is casting a New York City Opera production of Stonewall, a world premiere about the events that took place on June 28, 1969 at the Stonewall Inn. Production states: "The patrons cast is made up of teenagers, drag queens, businessmen, mobsters, and the police. People of all ethnic types are encouraged to audition. The staging for the opera will be detailed and may include stage combat, partial nudity, simulated sex acts (in some cases same-sex), and simulated drug-taking and drunkenness. This applies to all members of the company, including chorus." Rehearsals begin May 13; final; dress June 20; as needed for performances on June 21 (7:30pm), 22 (2pm & 8pm), 27 (7:30pm), and 28 (7:30pm), with possible extension on June 29 in NYC. AGMA contracts. Seeking—Various Cover Roles; Chorus (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, all chorus parts are open. Countertenors welcome. Seeking talent from New York City NY. Bring headshot/resume and at least one aria in English. Pianist is available for $20 (or you may bring your own). For audition info, visit backstage.com or contact the opera company.

 

EQUITY, TRUE COLORS THEATRE Co. & THEATRICAL OUTFIT 2019-20 SEASONS – APR. 15 – ATLANTA - Theatrical Outfit and True Colors Theatre Co. is seeking Equity actors of all genders, ethnicities, and backgrounds for the 2019-2020 seasons. Theatrical Outfit season includes: Our Town (Thornton Wilder, writer; Rehearsals begin July 30; runs Aug. 27-Sep. 29); The Laramie Project (Moisés Kauffman and The Tectonic Theater Project, writer; Rehearsals begin July 30; runs Sep. 10-29); Safety Net (Daryl Lisa Fazio, writer; Rehearsals begin Sep. 24; runs Oct. 16-Nov. 10); The Wickhams: Christmas At Pemberley (Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, writers; Rehearsals begin Nov. 5; runs Nov. 27-Dec. 29); Slow Food (Wendy MacLeod, writer; Rehearsals begin Dec. 31, 2019; runs Jan. 22, 2020-Feb. 16, 2020); Indecent (Paula Vogel, writer; Rehearsals begin Feb. 11, 2020; runs Mar. 4-29); and Cotton Patch Gospel (Tom Key & Russell Treyz, book; Harry Chapin, music & lyrics; Rehearsals begin Mar. 31, 2020; runs Apr. 22-May 24, 2020). True Colors Theatre Company 2019-2020 Season includes: Paradise Blue (Dominique Morisseau, writer; Rehearsals begin Aug. 27; runs Sep. 27-Oct. 20); School Girls; or The African Mean Girls Play (Jocelyn Bioh, writer. Rehearsals begin Jan. 14, 2020; runs Feb. 14-Mar. 8); and Marie and Rosetta (George Brant, writer. Rehearsals begin May 19, 2020; runs June 19-July 12). Theatrical Outfit season runs July 30, 2019-May 24, 2020; True Colors Theatre Company season runs Aug. 27, 2019-July 12, 2020 in Atlanta GA. Pays: $602/wk. for True Colors (Equity LOA Contract); $601/wk. for Theatrical Outfit (Equity LOA/SPT Tier 8 Contract). Seeking—Equity Actors: 18+, of all genders, ethnicities, and backgrounds; for Cotton Patch Gospel - Company Member 1: actor-singer-mover; also covers The Narrator; Company Member 2: actor-singer-mover; Company Member 3: actor-singer-mover; Company Member 4: actor-singer-mover; Company Member 5: actor-singer-mover; Company Member 6: actor-singer-mover; Understudies: 3 understudies to cover all other roles; for Marie and Rosetta – “Sister Rosetta Tharpe:” an African-American woman in her early 30’s. Pretty, vivacious, an irrepressible spirit. A mean guitar player with a bluesy voice. Sings spirituals that swing; “Marie Knight:” an African-American woman in her early 20’s but looks younger. A more traditional alto gospel singer, plays staid piano at first. Gorgeous, on her way to being a spiritual star. Equity Principal Audition Apr 15 from 9:30AM-5:30PM (lunch 1pm-2pm; accompanist will be provided) at Theatrical Outfit, 84 Luckie Street NW, Atlanta GA 30303). Seeking talent from Atlanta GA. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Equity Members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition as time permits. For a 5 min. audition appointment, email clifton.guterman@theatricaloutfit.org (preferred), or call 404/401-4500. Allow 24-48 hours for confirmation. Bring two copies of your picture and resume, attached. Prepare a combination of no more than three minutes of material - one monologue or two contrasting monologues. An accompanist will not be provided this day. Pursuant to the terms of a concession made to this employer's agreement, the employer has agreed that any Equity member who attends this call will have an opportunity to be seen. 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.

 

REP STAGE 2019-2020 SEASON – APR. 15 – COLUMBIA - Rep Stage At Howard Community College is casting Equity actors for the 2019-2020 Season including: Souvenir (Stephen Temperley, playwright; Rehearsals begin Aug. 6; runs Sep. 5-22), E2 (World Premiere. Bob Bartlett, playwright; Rehearsals begin Oct.1 ; runs Oct. 31-Nov. 17), Kill Move Paradise (Regional Premiere. James Ljames, playwright; Rehearsals begin Jan. 21, 2020; runs Feb. 20-Mar. 8, 2020), and Dames At Sea (George Haimsohn and Robin Miller, book-lyrics; Jim Wise, music; Rehearsals begin Mar. 31, 2020; runs Apr. 30-May 17, 2020). Season runs in Columbia MD. Pays $601/wk. Equity SPT Agreement. Seeking—Equity Performers: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Audition AEA by appointment Apr 15 from 10AM-6PM (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Rep Stage at HCC (Horowitz Center for the Arts, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia MD 21044). Seeking talent from Columbia MD. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare one contemporary monologue (no classical works please) two minutes or under and 16 Bars of a contemporary musical theatre standard. Or two contrasting contemporary monologues (should not exceed five minutes total.) An accompanist will be provided, actors must bring their own music. AEA members can call 443/518-1510 (and press 2 for the Admin Offices, Monday-Friday 10am-4pm) to schedule an appointment. Non-Equity actors will be seen if time permits after all Equity appointments are seen. Non-Equity actors may not make an appointment.

 

EQUITY, WEATHERVANE THEATRE 2019 SEASON, NY EPA – APRIL 15 - Weathervane Theatre Players, Inc. is casting Equity performers for the 2019 Season including: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks, Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar And Grill, The Drowsy Chaperone, Bright Star, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time and Sister Act. Rehearsals begin June 24; runs July 6-Aug. 31 in Whitefield, NH. Pays $505/wk. Equity LOA Agreement. Seeking—Equity Performers: Males & Females, 18+, actor 1: Chaperone, Mother Superior and Others; actor 2: Betty, Siobhan and Others; actor 3: Deloris, Billie and Others; actor 4: Alice, Janet and Others; actor 5: Judy, Sister Robert Anne and Others; actor 6: Man in Chair, Ed and Others; actor 7: Christopher, Billy and Others; actor 8: Phil Davis, Robert and Others; actor 9: Bob Wallace, Aldolpho and Others; packages subject to change; performers of all races, ethnicities and genders encouraged to attend for all roles. Equity Principal Audition Apr 15 from 9:30AM-5:30PM (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W 46th St., 16th Fl., New York City NY 10036). Seeking talent from New York City, NY. EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief song in the style of one of the shows in our season. Have additional selections ready to show versatility and bring your book. Bring picture and resume. Seeking Versatile AEA Actors, Singers and Dancers for the 54th Season of the Weathervane Theatre. This is a seven show Alternating Repertory Schedule. All AEA Actors will perform in three to six productions. We assemble a resident company of actors do not hire for individual shows. We will also cast a 12-member intern company (EMC) that will perform ensemble and understudy positions on the MainStage as well as perform in four Patchwork Players TYA shows. This year they will also perform in Spring Awakening: Interns In Concert.

 

EQUITY, 'PIPPIN' – APR. 15 – NEW CANAAN - Summer Theatre of New Canaan is seeking Equity actor-singers for various roles and ensemble. Local area actors residing within 50 miles of New Canaan are strongly encouraged to audition. Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager positions are currently filled. Rehearsals begin June 14; runs July 6-28 in New Canaan CT. Performances under an open-air state of the art tent theatre with 200 seats. Pays $448/wk. Equity LOA ref. to LORT Contract. NYC transportation/commute stipends provided. Contract for seven weeks (three weeks rehearsal & four weeks of performances Thursday-Sunday). Seeking—Various Roles: 18+; Leading Player: The ultimate 'ring leader.' Masterfully charming and manipulative, the Leading Player is a chameleon of sorts. Guides Pippin through his own story and tries to intervene at the end. excellent dancer. Obsessed with putting on a great show for the audience. Vocal range top: A-flat4, Vocal range bottom: D-flat3; “Pippin:” Our story's young and confused protagonist. He is longing to find his purpose in life. Naive, innocent, and discontent. Eventually finds love, and meaning in life, with Catherine and Theo. Gender: Male, Age: 18 to 21, Vocal range top: A-flat4, Vocal range bottom: G2; Charles Pippin's demanding father. As the King of the Holy Roman Empire, Charlemagne is more comfortable wielding a sword than breaking bread. He wears his years with great pride. Gender: Male, Age: 50 to 60, Vocal range top: E4, Vocal range bottom: G2; “Fastrada:” Pippin's conniving stepmother. A seductress, who is no stranger to deceit and betrayal, she is both sexy and smart. Skilled at using her sexual appeal to benefit her and her son. Gender: Female, Age: 35 to 45, Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: A3; “Berthe:” Pippin's saucy grandmother. A brassy broad full of wisdom, grace, and sass. She tries to help Pippin and encourages him to live his life to the fullest. Gender: Female, Age: 67+, Vocal range top: C5, Vocal range bottom: E3; “Catherine:” A widow and mother. She is a beautiful and a hopeless romantic, who possesses graceful elegance. Encounters Pippin at his lowest point and eventually falls in love with him. Gender: Female, Age: 25 to 35, Vocal range top: D-flat5, Vocal range bottom: F-sharp3; Ensemble: Charlemagne's Army, Monks, Nobility, Peasants, The Players. Equity Principal Audition Apr 15 from 11AM-7PM (lunch 2pm-3pm) at Summer Theatre of New Canaan (70 Pine St, New Canaan CT 06840; Commute from NYC 65 minutes+/- by Metro North). Seeking talent from New Canaan CT; New York NY. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For an appointment, email Casting@stonc.org or call 203/966-4634. Email preferred. Appointments taken Mon.-Fri. (11am-7pm) beginning March 15. Walk-ins accepted if time available. Prepare two contrasting song cuts (16 bars preferred) in the style of the musical Pippin. Be prepared to read, sides provided at audition. Bring picture and resume.

'AIDA' – APR. 15 & 16 – HURST - Artisan Center Theater is casting Aida. Winner of four 2000 Tony Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal, chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love. Synopsis: An enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, finds her heart entangled with Radames, an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the Pharaoh's daughter, Amneris. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility that she faces as the leader of her people. Aida and Radames' love for one another becomes a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity. With an unforgettable score, featuring soaring ballads and rousing choral numbers, Aida is a modern crowd-pleaser. Rehearsals begin May 27 (Mon.-Fri., 7pm-10pm and Sat. 9am-5pm); runs July 12-Aug. 17 (Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. & Sat., 7:30pm and Sat. matinees at 3pm. beginning July 20) in Texas. Note: Not everyone will be called for every rehearsal. Most parts are double cast to accommodate scheduling. No pay, but six complimentary vouchers to be used during the first four performances, a season ticket (valid for one year) to be used during the first week of Main Stage productions, a show t-shirt and access to digital production photos. Seeking—Various Roles: Males & Females, 18-65, strong, ethnically diverse cast. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to audition; “Amneris:” Female, 18-25; Vocal range: E3-F5; A beautiful and materialistic Egyptian Princess who is the betrothed of Captain Radames. Daughter of the Pharaoh; “Radames:” Male, 20-28, Vocal range: B3-G5; An Egyptian Captain and the son of Zoser. A strong, handsome, adventurous soldier who falls in love with Aida; “Aida:” Female, 18-25, Vocal range top: F3-F5; A beautiful, brave Nubian Princess who is loyal to her people but is torn between her heritage and love for an Egyptian Captain. Daughter of King Amonasro; “Mereb:” Male, 16-21, Vocal range: G3 to B-flat5; A young Nubian slave and servant to Radames. He is faithful to his Nubian heritage and befriends Aida upon her arrival to Egypt; “Zoser:” Male, 45-55, Vocal range: F4 to A-flat; The manipulative and evil Chief Minister hungry for power. He attempts to poison the Pharaoh and is father to Radames; “Nehebka:” Female, 20-35, Vocal range: A3-E5; A Nubian slave who is friendly with Aida. She creates a robe for the Nubian Princess; Ensemble: Ministers, Soldiers, Egyptian Men, Palace Women, Nubians, Guards, Dancers. Auditions by appointment Apr 15, 2019: 7PM-10PM and Apr 16 from 7PM-10PM at Artisan Center Theater's Second Stage (444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst TX 76053). Seeking talent from Hurst TX. Vocal auditions are by appointment. For an audition appointment visit www.meetme.so/ArtisanCenterTheater. Choose 16 bars of a song in the style of the show that will best display your vocal ability and come prepared to sing with your sheet music cut and marked and in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided so accompaniment CDs or phone recordings may not be used. Bring a headshot/resume and your completed audition info found at http://artisanct.com/auditions. The dance audition will be from 8pm-9pm on April 15-16. All actors who wish to be considered for a dancing role must attend one of the two dance auditions.

'CINDERELLA' – APR. 15-17 – FLOWER MOUND - Stage Right Ministry is casting Cinderella. Synopsis: The 'G2K' Getting To Know Series: Uniquely adapted musicals specifically for youth performers. The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits. In this specially created G2K version, all the beloved songs and familiar characters are present and accounted for. However, the entire script has been condensed to better suit young attention spans, and the plot has been slightly altered so as to highlight some important lessons that exist in this timeless tale. Rehearses May 8, 15, 22, 29 (5:30pm-8:30pm if called) and June & July (Rehearsals will only be called Weds., Fri., and Sun.); final rehearsal schedule to be released post-casting; runs July 26-27 (7pm) and July 27 (1pm) at Trietsch Methodist Church in Flower Mound TX. $200 per student/performer ($150 per additional sibling) tuition required; $125 per Tech student. Seeking—“Cinderella” (Lead): Female, 10-14, an extremely good natured girl despite the unpleasant environment in which she lives. She lives a vivid fantasy life that helps her escape the dispirited reality of her everyday existence; “Prince Charming” (Supporting): Male, 10-14, a warm and sensitive young man without pretensions. He is in no hurry to marry, preferring to find a bride in his own time. When he meets Cinderella, he is insightful enough to realize that she is different from the other maidens at the ball. He is comfortable and able to share his feelings with her; Stepmother (Supporting): Males & Females, 10-14, unlike in some versions of the story, she is not really evil. She is self-absorbed and focused on the needs of her own daughters at Cinderella’s expense; “Porcia” (Supporting): Female, 10-14, one of Cinderella’s stepsisters. She has been named in total opposition to her name, for it is obvious that Portia is not bright enough to be compared to her namesake from Shakespeare’s "The Merchant of Venice." She is a dimwitted character who often puts her foot in her mouth; “Joy” (Supporting): Female, 10-14, one of Cinderella’s stepsisters. She has been named in total opposition to her name, for we never see a genuine smile cross Joy’s face. She is a glum, dull sort of young lady; Godmother (Supporting): Female, 10-14, a down-to-earth woman who initially does not seem to possess any magical qualities whatsoever. Rodgers and Hammerstein specifically call her Godmother, not ‘Fairy Godmother’. She is a realist, challenging Cinderella’s notions of wishes and dreams. She encourages Cinderella to take action rather than hope for things to just happen to her; King (Supporting): Male, 10-14, though royalty, it a very down-to-earth sort of man. He has normal parental concerns about his son’s happiness but disagrees with his wife on how to deal with him; Queen (Supporting): Female 10-14, though royalty, it a very down-to-earth sort of woman. She has normal parental concerns about her son’s happiness but disagrees with her husband on how to deal with him; Herald (Supporting): Male or Female, 10-14, the official spokesperson for the royal family. It is the Herald’s job to deliver the news of the day to the townspeople. In the first scene of the musical, the Herald is especially delighted to announce the ball because the townspeople will be thrilled. This character is very formal, as befits an employee of the royal family; Featured Ensemble (Supporting): Males & Females, 10-14, will consist of The Chef, The Steward, Four White Horses, Coachman, The Footman, Townspeople, Palace Staff, And Guests at the ball. Auditions by appointment Apr. 15-17 in Flower Mound TX. Please sign up here for auditions: http://castingmanager.com/audition/info/AnoqL3hhtjQfAb4 Seeking talent from Flower Mound TX.

'Les MISERABLES, SCHOOL EDITION' – APR. 15-17 – FLOWER MOUND - Stage Right is casting Les Miserables, School Edition. Synopsis: Set in early 19th-century France, Les Misérables is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his desire for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his sister's starving child. Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew after a bishop inspires him by a tremendous act of mercy, but he is relentlessly tracked down by a police inspector named Javert. Along the way, Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into a revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists attempt to overthrow the government at a street barricade. Rehearses May 4, 11, 18, 25 (10am-2pm) and June & July: possible Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday only rehearsals; runs Aug. 8-11 at Trietsch Methodist Church in Flower Mound TX. No pay. There is a fee to participate. Seeking—“Jean Valjean” (Lead): Male, 14-18, the hero of the show. It is his life journey that we follow; Jean Valjean is supposed to be stronger than other men, and so physically should appear robust; he should reasonably carry himself as mature and paternal; Valjean's ability to change is his greatest asset; the key to his character is his great humanity and compassion; Jean Valjean is a vocally demanding role; Male Vocal Range: G-sharp2 to A4; “Javert” (Lead): Male, 14-18, the inspector who serves as antagonist to Jean Valjean; Javert is unswerving in his belief that men cannot change for the good; "Once a thief, always a thief" is his mantra; He is a dedicated policeman, with a profound sense of duty; unlike Valjean he cannot change; his attitudes are rigid and unmovable; he is stern, forbidding and lacking in compassion; Male Vocal Range: F2 to F-sharp4; “Fantaine” (Supporting): Female, 14-18, a beautiful young girl who, abandoned by her lover, is left to fend for herself and her daughter, Cosette; rejected by society, she is forced to become a prostitute; she is a brave woman defeated by life, but sustained through her love for her daughter and clinging to her dignity; Female Vocal Range: F3 to E-flat5; “Bishop of Digne” (Supporting): Male, 14-18, a good man who saves Valjean with his compassion; he clearly establishes Valjean's decision to reform himself and live his life for God; Male Vocal Range: A2-E4; “Thenardier” (Supporting): Male, 14-18, the true villain of Les Miserables; he is the embodiment of evil, but possesses a wicked sense of humor; he delights in cheating, robbing, fraud, and blackmail; he is tough, greedy, brutal and crafty, and hates society, blaming it and everyone else for his misfortune; though taking on the role of comic relief, there is a consistent undertone of malice that runs through him; Male Vocal Range: C2 to G4; “Madame Thenardier” (Supporting): Female, 14-18, Thenardier's spouse; she almost exactly the way he is; she is coarse, vulgar, greedy, and larger than life; Madame Thenardier is very nasty to young Cosette while showering their own daughter, Eponine, with a spoiled kind of affection; Female Vocal Range: G-sharp3 to D5; “Gavroche” (Supporting): Male, 14-18, Thenardier's son, he is left to fend for himself and lives by his wits on the streets of Paris; his “arch enemy” is Javert the Policeman; Male Vocal Range: B3 to G5; “Eponine” (Supporting): Female, 14-18, Thenardier's daughter, she is a young, streetwise girl who puts up a tough, tomboyish front but who is very lonely and sensitive; she is in love with Marius, Male Vocal Range: F3 to E5; “Enroljas” (Supporting): Male 15-18, the student leader of the ABC Cafe; he combines his revolutionary ideals with a strong charismatic leadership, described by Hugo was “a thinker, and a man of action"; on the barricade, he physically and vocally should dominate everyone else; Male Vocal Range: A2 to G4; “Marius” (Supporting): Male, 15-18, the handsome romantic hero of the story; he is impulsive, passionate, willful, and headstrong; Male Vocal Range: A2 to A-flat4; “Cosette” (Supporting): Female, 14-18, the beautiful daughter of Fantine; strong willed and loving, she is equally intelligent and inquiring, especially about her father's (Valjean's) mysterious past; she falls instantly in love with Marius, dramatically changing her world and her priorities; Female Vocal Range: B-flat3 to High C6; Featured Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 14-18, Chain Gang, Farmers, Labourers, Foreman, Constables, Factory Girls, Sailors, Lovely Ladies, Old Woman, Bamatabois, Judge, Fachelevant, Brujon, Babet, Claquesous, Montparnasse, Combefeere, Feuilly, Courfeyrac, Joly, Prouvaire, Lesgles, Grantaire. Auditions by appointment Apr 15 from 7:30PM-9PM, Apr 16 from 7:30PM-9PM and Apr 17 from 7:30PM-9PM in Flower Mound TX. Please sign up for an audition slot here: http://castingmanager.com/audition/info/d2FJM1DhAAlZpI5 Seeking talent from Flower Mound TX. Visit www.stagerightministry.com/lesmis for more information. You must be under 19 to participate, as per our contract with MTI. Audition Overview: For information on auditions, visit: www.stagerightministry.com/lesmis.

 

EQUITY, WEATHERVANE THEATRE 2019 SEASON – APR. 16 - Weathervane Theatre Players, Inc. is casting Equity singer and dancers for the 2019 Season including: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks, Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar And Grill, The Drowsy Chaperone, Bright Star, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time and Sister Act. Rehearsals begin June 24; runs July 6-Aug. 31 in Whitefield NH. Pays $505/wk. Equity LOA Agreement. Seeking—Equity Performers: Males & Females, 18+, actor 1: Chaperone, Mother Superior and Others; actor 2: Betty, Siobhan and Others; actor 3: Deloris, Billie and Others; actor 4: Alice, Janet and Others; actor 5: Judy, Sister Robert Anne and Others; actor 6: Man in Chair, Ed and Others; actor 7: Christopher, Billy and Others; actor 8: Phil Davis, Robert and Others; actor 9: Bob Wallace, Aldolpho and Others; packages subject to change; performers of all races, ethnicities and genders encouraged to attend for all roles. Equity Chorus Call Apr 16 at 9:30AM for Equity female dancers who sing, 11:30AM for Equity male dancers who sing, 2PM for Equity female singers & 4PM for Equity male singers at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W 46th St., 16th Fl., New York City NY 10036). Seeking talent from New York City, NY. ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Dancers: Be warmed up and ready to dance. Have a brief vocal selection ready if asked to stay and sing. Bring picture and resume. Singers: prepare a brief song in the style of one of the shows in our season. Have additional selections ready to show versatility and bring your book. Bring picture and resume. Seeking Versatile AEA Actors, Singers and Dancers for the 54th Season of the Weathervane Theatre. This is a seven show Alternating Repertory Schedule. All AEA Actors will perform in three to six productions. We assemble a resident company of actors do not hire for individual shows. We will also cast a 12-member intern company (EMC) that will perform ensemble and understudy positions on the MainStage as well as perform in four Patchwork Players TYA shows. This year they will also perform in Spring Awakening: Interns In Concert.

EQUITY, 'The BOOK Of MORMON,' B'WAY – APR. 16 - Book of Mormon Broadway LLC is casting Equity actor-singers for future replacements in The Book Of Mormon. Matt Stone & Trey Parker, book-music-lyrics; Currently running on Broadway in NYC. Pays $2095/wk. Equity Production (League) Agreement. Seeking—“Kevin Price:” Male, 18. All-American. Very handsome. Head of the class, always optimistic. Heroic Mormon. Must be a great comedic actor and a fantastic pop-rock tenor to a high B. Should be at least 5’10 or taller; “Arnold Cunningham:” Male, 18. Could be dweeby, dorky, nerdy, possibly overweight, or all four combined. Arnold is a pathological liar but his heart is in the right place. Seeking a fantastic comedic actor who sings well. Tenor. Also interested in comedians who sing; “Nabalungi:” Female, 20. African American. Pretty. Takes the hardships of her village very seriously and wants to help her people find a better life. Must have great comic timing. Belt to an E; “Elder McKinney:” Male, 18. District leader of the Mormon missionaries in Uganda. All- American, wide-eyed, and hopeful. Often struggles to cover his flamboyant tendencies and adhere to his Mormon morals. Must be a fantastic comedic actor and great singer who taps. High Baritone who can pop out high B-flats for comedic effect; “Mafala Hatimbi:” Male, 40s to mid-50s. African American. Father of Nabalungi. Has come to accept the hardships in the village where they live but is a discerning community leader and tries to bring joy to their lives. Must be a great comedic actor and singer. Can be an actor who sings well. High Baritone to a G-sharp; Price’s Dad/Mission President/Various Roles: Male, 40s. All-American good looks and physique. Plays several parts from the perfect picture of a head of a Mormon household, to the stern missionary president, to Joseph Smith, so must have the ability to be transformative. Must be a great comedic actor and good singer. High Baritone to an A-flat. Equity Principal Audition Apr 16 from 10AM-6PM (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 4th fl., Manhattan NY 10018). Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. EEPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief pop/musical theatre song that really shows your voice. You must bring sheet music and a pic/res stapled back to back. Accompanist provided.

EQUITY, ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE – APR. 16 - Asolo Theatre Company is seeking Equity actor-singers for various roles in the upcoming season including: The Sound of Music, Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, The Lifespan of a Fact, Into The Breeches, Knoxville, Hood: A New Musical, and The Great Leap. See breakdown for dates, personnel, and available roles. Some SM positions may be available. Season rehearses and runs from October 2019-April 2020 in Sarasota FL. Pays $941/week min. (LORT B) or $696/week in. (LORT D); Equity LORT Rep Contracts. Seeking—Various Roles: 18+. Equity Principal Audition Apr 16 from 10AM-6PM (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., New York City NY 10018). Seeking talent from New York City, NY. EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare either: 1) one or two brief monologues totaling no more than 2 minutes; or 2) two contrasting songs/cuts totaling no more than 2 minutes; or 3) a one-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song. If singing, songs should be musical theatre, pop/rock, or gospel. An accompanist is provided. Bring a copy of headshot and résumé, stapled or copied together.

EQUITY, 'BEAUTIFUL: The CAROLE KING MUSICAL,' SETA TOUR – APR. 16 - Beautiful On Broadway LLC is seeking Equity dancers who sing for the ensemble in the upcoming SETA Tour Beautiful. Carole King & Gerry Goffin and Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, music-lyrics; Douglas McGrath, book; Rehearsals begin Sep. 5; tour begins Sep. 20. Short Engagement Touring Category 4 SETA Tour, (contract/salary pending; anticipated $748/wk.). Seeking—Male Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): 20-39, extremely strong singers to portray various roles throughout the show, including Neil Sedaka, The Drifters, The Righteous Brothers & Lou Adler. Especially interested in African American singers of all voice types and Caucasian singers who are either high rock tenors or low bass/baritones; Female Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): 20-39, extremely strong singers to portray various roles throughout the show, including The Shirelles, Little Eva, Betty, Marilyn & Janelle Woods. Especially interested in African American singers of all voice types and Caucasian singers with either a strong pop/belt or unique folk/rock voice; Male Dancers Who Sing (Chorus/Ensemble): 20-39, appealing, charismatic & attractive dancer-singers to portray various roles, including The Drifters, who are featured soloists in numbers including “Some Kind of Wonderful” “Up on the Roof” and “On Broadway;” Female Dancers Who Sing (Chorus/Ensemble): 20-39, appealing, charismatic & attractive dancer-singers to portray various roles, including The Shirelles, Janelle Woods & Little Eva. Members of the ensemble are featured soloists in numbers including “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” “The Locomotion” “One Fine Day” and “Uptown.” Equity Chorus Calls Apr 16 at 10AM for Equity male dancers who sing & 2PM for Equity female dancers who sing at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., Studio D, Manhattan NY 10018) and Apr 18 at 10AM for Equity female singers & 2PM for Equity male singers at the same location in Studio H. Seeking talent from Manhattan, New York City NY. ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Dancers: Women, bring heels and jazz shoes. Men, bring character/jazz shoes. Bring picture and resume. Singers: Prepare 16 bars of a pop/rock song from the 1950’s/1960’s. Songs by Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Cynthia Weil & Barry Mann are acceptable. Bring sheet music in the correct key. Musical theatre selections are extremely discouraged. Per Equity rules, you may sing anything you wish, but musical theatre selections are not useful to the casting process. No a cappella auditions. Bring picture and resume stapled together. 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, 'EINSTEIN's DREAMS' – APR. 16 & 18 - Prospect Theater Company is casting Einstein's Dreams. Joanne Sydney Lessner, bookwriter-lyricist; Joshua Rosenblum, composer-lyricist; Synopsis: Adapted from the novel by Alan Lightman, Einstein's Dreams is an emotional and intellectual coming of age story for one of the 20th Century's greatest thinkers, the show explores the concepts behind the Theory of Relativity, making these ideas accessible, humanizing science. The play is primarily set during 1905, at the Swiss patent office. Trapped in a job beneath his capabilities and struggling to make ends meet to support his wife and child, the young Einstein escapes into his dreams. Einstein confides to his friend Besso that he keeps dreaming about a mysterious woman, Josette – and that in each dream, time seems to work in a different way: ending altogether, or splitting into three potential futures... As he pursues the true nature of time, dreams become more vital than real life. Eventually, Einstein realizes that Josette is the embodiment of Time itself and pens his famous Theory of Relativity. Rehearsals begin Oct. 7 in midtown Manhattan; runs Nov. 5-Dec. 15 at 59E59 Theaters (Theatre A) in NYC. Pays $662/wk. Equity Off Broadway Tier 3 Contract. Seeking—“Albert Einstein:” Male, 20-35, the genius in his youth, more at home in his head than in the world. Intensely focused, capable of flights of romantic imagination, idealistic and impassioned in the throes of scientific discovery; high baritone, low G-high F (optional G-sharp); “Josette:” Female, 25-39, a mysterious, beguiling woman who appears to Einstein in his dreams over consecutive nights, guiding him in his exploration of the nature of time. She holds the key to his research, but because she is elusive and mercurial, it takes him awhile to fully understand who she is: Time personified; soprano with belt, low A-high G (optional B-flat); “Michele Besso:” Male, 25-35, Einstein’s closest friend and confidante. A talented physicist in his own right, Besso understands the importance of balancing intellectual pursuits with human relationships, and grounds Einstein in reality. He is quick to deflect with a joke, but his wry sense of humor is a mask for his deeper feelings; baritone, low G-high E-flat; “Peter Klausen:” Male, 40-59, Einstein’s boss in the patent office. Formal, officious, and emotionally detached, he has no patience for dreamers and frequently claims others’ accomplishments as his own. Doubles in the dream world as an impatient businessman, and Franklin D. Roosevelt; baritone, C-high F; Marta/Mileva: Female, 30-39, Marta is the patent office typist. Warm and maternal, she is infatuated with Einstein, quick to anticipate his needs, and disappointed when he fails to notice her. Doubles in the dream world as a mother, longing to keep her child safe from the progress of time, and as Mileva, Einstein’s wife; mezzo-soprano, low G-F; “Anna:” Female, 18+, Besso’s feisty wife. She has known Einstein since they were children. Smart and self-confident, she grasps the basics of relativity before her husband. Doubles in the dreams as a dutiful daughter, and a beleaguered bride; soprano, B to F-sharp; “Hilda:” Female, 40-59, Klausen’s loyal, long-suffering secretary. She has squandered the best years of her life playing by the rules. She addresses this in one of the dreams, urging Einstein not to wish his life away. Doubles as a comically forgetful woman; mezzo/belt, low B-D; “Johannes:” Male, 20-39, the newest hire in the patent office. Puppyish and eager to please, he doubles in Einstein’s dreams as a beleaguered groom and a forgetful clerk. A quirky, character tenor; C-sharp to high G; “Josie:” Female, 18+ to play age 12. A preternaturally self-possessed and intelligent girl, with a firm grasp of metaphysics. We ultimately discover her identity as Josette’s younger self; alto belt, low B-flat to C. Equity Principal Auditions Apr 16 from 9:30AM-5:30PM and Apr 18 from 9:30AM-5:30PM (lunch 1pm-2pm both days) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W 46th St., 16th fl., New York City NY 10036). Seeking talent from New York City NY. EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief selection from the legit musical theater repertoire. 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.

'JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR,' SETA TOUR – APR. 16 & 19 - Hosanna Tour LLC is casting the SETA tour of Jesus Christ Superstar. Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice, music & lyrics; "Story line: One of the greatest stories ever told comes to life in the groundbreaking, iconic rock opera that reinvented musical theater for the modern age. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, this global blockbuster tells the story of the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ, from the perspective of Judas Iscariot. As Christ’s followers grow more fervent, Judas must make his fateful choice between faith and betrayal. Filled with an exciting mix of musical styles that draw upon 1970s rock, gospel, folk, and funk themes, this contemporary imagining of the biblical tale features high energy dance and powerful storytelling. The Production brings the focus back to the show’s origins as a rock concept album, emphasizing a rock concert aesthetic rather than musical theater. Specifically looking for outstanding singers who have an authentic feel, understanding & passion for the sound & music of late 60s/early 70s rock music. In particular The Beatles, Gloria Jones, Led Zepplin, Stevie Wonder, Carol King, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell & Pink Floyd. Performers with strong individual identity, ability to communicate beyond the fourth wall in a very large house and be free and creative during the rehearsal process. Instruments (especially guitar) a huge plus for all roles. All ethnicities welcome. Rehearsals begin Aug. 26; tours Oct. 1-fall 2020 to locations in the USA and Canada. Note: All talent must have a valid passport good through Dec. 31, 2020. Pays $1,012/wk. Equity Short Engagement Touring Category 1 Contract. Seeking—“Jesus:” Male, 20-39, rock tenor; chest voice B2 to A-flat4, powerful falsetto/scream up to G5. This role demands a well-rounded baritone voice that also has a super extended upper register- virtuosity coupled with sensitive musicianship a must. A true “rock star”, comfortable addressing a group of 12 or an arena of 12,000. This role does not dance but must be comfortable moving. Note if actor can play acoustic guitar as it is preferred for the role; “Judas:” Male, 18-39, rock/soul tenor; E3-D4 (+). This role requires an agile and sensitive voice with access to extremely high registers across a full dynamic range. Stylistically drawing a great deal from soul music. He is the antagonist of the show, concerned that fame is getting in the way of the message of social justice. Someone who can tell a story through a melody, with exquisite diction and intonation. This role does not dance but must be comfortable moving; “Mary:” Female, 18-39, belt mezzo; G-sharp3 to C5; former prostitute, now follower of Jesus, grappling with her feelings and her faith. Seeking singers who can communicate her solo as more than just a simple love song. This role does not dance but must be comfortable moving. Drawing its influence from early 70s pop, this role requires musical simplicity & excellent phrasing. No riffing required; “Pilate:” 30-49, baritone or bari-tenor; A2 to B-flat4; a strong baritone with extended high register. A diverse musical journey through both acts requires a singer of great stillness, yet with the ability to tear the roof off in the final bars. Guitar skills preferred; “Annas:” Male, 30-49, funky high rock/soul tenor, with a great flair for swing & groove. Shrill, tightly wound, sadistic high priest; strong mover; E3-D5; “Caiaphas:” Male, 30-49, a strong bass with a baritone range. Must have great feel for groove & an astonishing musical presence. Should look and act very cool; strong mover; low bass, C-sharp2 to F4. Equity Principal Audition Apr 16 from 10AM-6PM and Apr 19 from 10AM-6PM (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm both days) at The Growing Studio (344 W. 38th St., 4th fl., New York City NY 10018). Seeking talent from Manhattan, New York City NY. EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a song in the style of or from the show. Bring an updated photo and resume and note any guitar/instrument skills. 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.

'LETTIN' The LORD LEAD ME' For 'MONDAY NIGHT At MARSH THEATER' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 17 - Mystic Crystal Productions is casting a workshop performance at Monday Night Marsh. Coordinator states: "The memoir musical that I have been working on has been chosen to be showcased at The Marsh Theater for two nights in May. Looking for a cast of multi-talented actor-singer-dancers to play multiple roles at these two showcase performances. This is the first step in moving toward a full production." Rehearsals begin mid-April (flexible based on performers' schedules); workshop performances May 6 and 20 in the San Francisco CA area. Seeking—Jesus/Pauly: 18-35, actor will be playing Jesus as he appears on the cross and Pauly, a third grade-student. Must dance, act, and sing; Student/Brother/Coach (Supporting): Male, 18+, actor will be playing multiple roles and must sing, dance, and act; Nun/Student: Female, 18+, actor will play multiple roles. Must sing, dance, and act. Seeking talent from San Francisco CA. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

EQUITY, SHADOWLAND STAGES – APR. 17 - Shadowland Artists Inc. is casting the 2019 season including: Memoirs of a Forgotten Man (D.W. Gregory, writer; Rehearsals begin May 14; runs May 31-June 16); The Roommate (Jen Silverman, writer; Rehearsals begin June 4; runs June 21-July 14); Shear Madness (Paul Porter, writer; Rehearsals begin June 25; runs July 19-Aug. 18); Over The River and Through The Woods (Joe DiPietro, writer. Rehearsals begin Aug. 6; runs Aug. 23-Sep. 8); Flint (Jeff Daniels, writer; Rehearsals begin Aug. 27; runs Sep. 13-29); and Cry It Out (Molly Smith Metzler, writer; Rehearsals begin Sep. 17; runs Oct. 4-20). Season rehearses and runs in Ellenville NY. Pays: $344/wk. Equity SPT Tier 3 Contract, pending. Seeking—Equity Actors: 18+, for various roles in the season. Equity Principal Audition Apr 17 from 9:30AM-5:30PM (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W 46th St., 16th fl., New York City NY 10036). Seeking talent from New York City NY. EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief monologue and have a brief contrasting monologue ready if asked. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Note: Pursuant to the terms of a concession made to this employer’s agreement, the employer has agreed that any Equity member who attends this call will have an opportunity to be seen. 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.

'CROWNS' – APR. 17 – QUEENS - Black Spectrum Theatre Co., Inc. is casting actor-singers who can move well for Crowns an exciting musical packed with uplifting and soulful gospel music. Crowns is a coming of age story about a 17-year-old girl named Yolanda who is struggling with the loss of her brother. Her real relationship with her grandmother is rekindled when she is sent to South Carolina to find refuge. She is emotionally healed when a group of women shared their stories of survival, success, and faith personified through their church hats. Based on the best-selling book "Crowns." Rehearses Apr. 15-May 16 (four days/wk., 6pm-10pm) in NY. Seeking—“Mother Shaw” (Lead): Female, 50-60, Obatala- Orisha of wisdom- creativity; “Mabel” (Supporting): Female, 30-40, Shango- Orisha of fire-red and white; “Velma” (Supporting): Female, 30-40, Wanda/Oshun- Orisha of the rivers and water- gold and yellow; “Jeanette” (Supporting): Female, 30-40, Yemaya Orisha of seas- blue; “Yolanda” (Supporting): 17-24, Ogun- green and red; Man (Supporting): 30-40, Elegba- Orisha of crossroads- red and black. Audition by appointment Apr 17 from 8PM-9:30PM at Black Spectrum Theatre Co. (Mark Morris Dance Group, 3 Lafayette Ave Brooklyn NY 11217). Seeking talent from Queens NY. For an audition appointment, submit headshot and resume via backstage.com, http://www.blackspectrum.com/ or call 718/723-1800. Bring something to sing.

EQUITY, 'ANNIE' – APR. 17 - The Fireside Theatre is seeking nonunion Equity performers for principal and ensemble roles in The Fireside Theatre's production of Annie. Marc Strouse, music; Martin Charnin, lyrics; Thomas Meehan, book; Rehearsals begin July 1; runs July 18-Sep. 1 in Wisconsin. Competitive salary, housing, EMC points, meals, travel. Seeking—“Daddy Warbucks” (Lead): male, 30s-40s; commanding presence, attractive, stoic with a big heart; strong baritone voice; the actor playing this role must shave his head; “Miss Hannigan” (Lead): Female, comic character woman; late 30s-50s; long suffering, self-pitying caretaker of a bunch of rambunctious orphans- including Annie. Good singing voice, must move well; “Rooster Hannigan” (Supporting): Male, 30s; comic character; weaselly younger brother of Miss Hannigan; small time con man, oily charm; must sing and move very well; “Grace Farrell” (Supporting): Female, 20s-30s; private secretary to Warbucks; lovely leading lady with strong mezzo voice; elegant and warm; “Lily St. Regis” (Supporting): Female, 20s; stereotypical gun moll of the '30s; brash, sexy; must sing and move well; must handle comedy; “Bert Healy” (Supporting): Male, 20s-30s; self-important radio variety host; unctuous charm; must sing well. Open Casting Call Apr 17 at 10AM (be signed up by 9:45am; typing will occur promptly at 10am) at Pearl Studios 500 (500 8th Ave., Manhattan NY 10018). Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. Monitor will begin signing people up when building opens. Do not start an unofficial list. It will not be honored. Prepare 16 bars of a Broadway song in the style of the show.

'BUDDY - The BUDDY HOLLY STORY' – APR. 17 - The Fireside Theatre is casting non-Equity performers for principal and ensemble roles in a Fireside Theatre (Fort Atkinson WI) production of Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story. Rehearsals begin Aug. 19 in Wisconsin; runs Sep. 1-Oct. 27. Competitive salary, plus housing, EMC points, meals, and travel provided. Seeking—“Buddy Holly” (Lead): Male, 19-28. Singer-songwriter and star from Lubbock, Texas. Buddy is intelligent and charismatic. Must play guitar, sing, and act and have a feel for rock ‘n’ roll. All ethnicities; “Richie Valens” (Lead): Male, 19-25. Good-looking with charisma. A dedicated eye for the ladies and the ability to hold the stage in his own right. His key song is “La Bamba.” Must be able to act and move well. The ability to play a musical instrument is an advantage but not required. Latino/Hispanic; “JP Richardson” (The Big Bopper) (Lead): Male, 28-55. A former DJ, he is a Texan with an irrepressible, larger than-life character and the ability to command the stage on his own as a single performer. His key song is “Chantilly Lace.” The ability to play a musical instrument is an advantage but not required. All ethnicities; “Maria Elena Holly” (Lead): Female, 18-25. Buddy Holly’s wife. Attractive, classy, and well-educated. Must be able to sing and act. Latino/Hispanic; “Joe B. Maudlin” (Supporting): Male, 20-30. Double bass player. One of Buddy’s bandmates in The Crickets. A serious, square young man with musical ability. Must be able to sing and act. All ethnicities; “Jerry Allison” (Supporting): Male, 20-30. Drummer. One of Buddy’s bandmates in The Crickets. A good-looking, irrepressible, and cheeky guy with musical ability. Must be able to sing and act. All ethnicities; “Hipockets Duncan” (Supporting): Male, late 20s-40s. An exuberant hometown radio DJ from Lubbock, Texas, with an air of authority and a keen sense of humor. Must be able to sing. The ability to play a musical instrument is an advantage but not required. All ethnicities; “Norman Petty” (Supporting): Male, late 20s-40s. A record producer from Clovis, New Mexico, with a businesslike manner and a love of making records. Must be able to sing. The ability to play a musical instrument is an advantage but not required. All ethnicities; “Vi Petty” (Supporting): Female, late 20s-40s. The wife of Norman with a heart of gold and a good sense of humor. Must be able to sing and act and have exceptional rock ‘n’ roll keyboards ability. All ethnicities; Apollo Performers (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, four males and females. Any age. Ability to hold the stage on his/her own. Key song is “Shout.” Must have good comic timing and be able to act. African American; Company (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 20s -30s. Must be able to sing and have ability to play a multitude of roles. Will understudy principals. The ability to play a musical instrument is an advantage but not required. All ethnicities. Open Casting Call Apr 17 at 10AM at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., New York City NY 10018). Seeking talent from New York City NY. Monitor will begin signing people up when building opens. Do not start an unofficial list. It will not be honored. Be signed up by 9:45am. Typing will be done promptly at 10am. Prepare 16 bars of a '50s rock song in the style of the show.

EQUITY, 'SUMMER: The DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL' – APR. 17 - Producers are casting Equity actors-singers for various roles in the upcoming SETA Tour of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Jabara and others, music; Colman Domingo, Robert Cary and Des McAnuff, book; Rehearsals begin Aug. 19; tour begins Oct. 1 in Rochester and closes Oct. 10 in Cleveland. Short Engagement Touring Contract/salary pending; (estimating Category 3). Seeking—Ensemble/Mary Ellen/Brooklyn: Female, singer-dancer to play several ensemble roles including Mary Ellen (Donna’s younger sister. Supportive) and Brooklyn (Donna’s middle daughter. Spunky and outspoken.) Must be legal 18; Ensemble/Dara/Amanda: Female, 18-29, singer-dancer to play several ensemble roles including Dara (Donna’s youngest sister. Sometimes at odds with Donna as only little sisters can be. Preteens.) and Amanda (Donna’s youngest daughter. Imaginative. Adores her mother); Ensemble/Adult Mary Ellen: Female, 18+, singer-dancer to play several ensemble roles including Adult Mary Ellen (Much like her younger counterpart, she supports Donna when her sister needs her most); Ensemble/Adult Dara: Female, 35-45, singer-dancer to play several ensemble roles including Adult Dara (Compassionate. Helps Donna during one of her darkest times); Ensemble/Joyce: Female, 30-49, singer-dancer to play several ensemble roles including Joyce (Neil Bogart’s business-savvy wife. One of Donna’s few friends in the industry); Ensemble/Giorgio Moroder: Female, 30-39, singer-dancer to play several ensemble roles including Giorgio Moroder (Male Italian songwriter and producer. Donna’s frequent collaborator and voice of reason. A true friend); Ensemble/Pastor: Male, 30-49, singer-dancer to play several ensemble roles including Pastor (the pastor in Donna’s childhood church in Boston, Grant AME.) Must be an excellent dancer; Ensemble/Pete Bellotte: Female, 18+, singer-dancer to play several ensemble roles including Pete Bellotte (This character is male. Giorgio Moroder’s British colleague. Dry and witty); Ensemble/Brian: 18+, singer-dancer to play several ensemble roles including Brian (Donna’s publicist and head of her fan club. Anxious, but loyal. Smart. Attempts to steer Donna through the turbulent waters of fame). Equity Chorus Call Apr 17 at 10AM for Equity male singers & 2PM for Equity female singers at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York City NY 10018). Seeking talent from New York City NY. ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Singers: Be prepared to sing a disco-era vocal hit. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Note: Ensemble & Swings will cover principal roles. 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.

'MAMMA MIA!' – APR. 17 & 18 – CUMMING - BK Productions is casting the musical comedy Mamma Mia" featuring the music of ABBA, to be presented at The School Street Playhouse in September. Rehearsals begin end of May (Tues. & Thurs. eves, 7pm-10pm; Sat. days, 10am-3pm); runs Sep. 5-29 (Thurs.-Sat. at 8pm; Sun. at 3pm) in Georgia. No pay. No fee. Nonunion. Seeking—“Donna Sheridan” (Lead): Female, 40-55, strong singer and actress. Star of the show. Must be able to sing pop; “Sophie Sheridan” (Lead): Female, 18-30, strong singer and dancer and actress. Donna's daughter. Must be able to sing pop; “Bill Austin” (Lead): Male 39-60, strong singer and actor. Could be Sophie's father. Writer, traveler. Indiana Jones type; “Sky” (Lead): Male, 21-36, strong singer, actor, and dancer. Sophie's finance; “Harry Bright” (Lead): Male, 39-60, strong singer, actor. Plays guitar. Executive banker. Could be Sophie's father; “Sam Carmichael” (Lead): 39-60, strong singer, actor. Architect. Could be Sophie's father; “Ali” (Supporting): Female, 18-30, strong singer and dancer. Sophie's friend; “Lisa” (Supporting): Female, 18-30, strong singer and dancer. Sophie's friend; “Tanya” (Lead): Female, 35-55, strong singer, dancer, and actress. Upscale friend of Donna. Former Dynamo; “Rosie” (Lead): Female, 35-55, strong singer, dancer, and actress. Friend of Donna’s, never married. Former Dynamo; “Pepper” (Supporting): Male, 18-35, strong singer, dancer, able to be comedic. Barman at Donna's Taverna; “Eddie” (Supporting): Male, 18-35, strong singer, dancer, and able to be comedic. Friend to Sky; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-65, People of the small Greek island, singers who can move and dancers who sing a little. Open Casting Calls Apr 17 from 7PM-10PM and Apr 18 from 7PM-10PM at Performer's Warehouse, Cumming GA. Callbacks by appointment Apr 20. Seeking talent from Cumming GA. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

EQUITY, ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE – APR. 17 & 18 - Asolo Theatre Company is seeking Equity dancers who sing and singers for various roles in the musicals of upcoming season including: The Sound of Music (Richard Rodgers, music; Oscar Hammerstein, lyrics; Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, book; Rehearsals begin Oct. 8; previews begin Nov. 13; closes Dec. 28) and Hood: A New Musical (Lewis Flinn, music-lyrics; Douglas Carter Beane, book; Rehearsals begin Mar. 31, 2020; previews begin May 7; closes May 31, 2020). Season rehearses and runs from October 2019-April 2020 in Sarasota FL. Pays $941/week min; Equity LORT B Rep Contract. Seeking—Various Roles: 18+. Equity Chorus Calls Apr 17 at 10AM for Equity female singers & 2PM for Equity male singers at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York City NY 10018) and Apr 18 at 10AM for Equity female dancers who sing & 2PM for Equity male dancers who sing at Pearl Studios 500 (500 8th Ave., 3rd fl., New York City NY 10018). Seeking talent from New York City NY. ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Singers: Prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song. Bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist is provided. Bring a copy of headshot and resume, stapled or copied together. Dancers: Come prepared to dance. Women, bring heels and flats. Men, bring character or jazz shoes. In case you are asked to sing, prepare 16-bars of a musical theatre selection. Bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist is provided. Bring a copy of headshot and resume, stapled or copied together.

EQUITY, 'BEAUTIFUL: The CAROLE KING MUSICAL,' SETA TOUR – APR. 17 & 19 - Beautiful On Broadway LLC is casting Equity actor-singers for the upcoming SETA Tour of Beautiful. Carole King & Gerry Goffin and Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, music-lyrics; Douglas McGrath, book; Rehearsals begin Sep. 5; tour begins Sep. 20. Short Engagement Touring Category 4 SETA Tour, (contract/salary pending; anticipated $748/wk.). Seeking—"Carole King:” Female, must believably play ages 16-29; an aspiring singer/songwriter. A unique, appealing, funny and vulnerable girl from a Jewish family in Brooklyn. Talented, good-natured, unassuming and often the peace maker in difficult situations. A reluctant star with no pretense and a passion for music. Seeking an exceptional actress with a powerful, distinctive voice; “Gerry Goffin:” Male, must believably play late teens-late 20’s) Carole’s boyfriend, songwriting partner and eventual husband. He is smoldering, dark & handsome with a rebel vibe. Although sexy, he is innately sympathetic, wounded and tortured. An ambitious artist always striving for more. Seeking a strong actor who sings well; baritone/tenor; “Cynthia Weil:” Female, must believably play late teens-late 20’s; a songwriter who becomes romantically involved with Barry. Carole’s best friend. She is sophisticated, smart & chic with a quick wit. Although self-confident, & at times sarcastic, she is also likeable. Seeking an actress with strong comic timing who sings extremely well. Belt; “Barry Mann:” Male, must believably play late teens-late 20’s; a songwriter who becomes romantically involved with Cynthia. He is good natured, appealing & neurotic. Ambitious, but likeable. Seeking a strong comedic actor with a great voice. Must be a strong high tenor comfortable with pop & rock style singing. Equity Principal Auditions Apr 17 from 10AM-6PM and Apr 19 from 10AM-6PM (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 3rd fl., New York City NY 10018-6504) and Apr 20 from 10AM-6PM (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York City NY 10018). Seeking talent from New York City NY. EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a short song (verse & chorus) of a song in the style of the show (1950’s/1960’s pop/rock). Songs by Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Cynthia Weil & Barry Mann are accepted. A pianist will be provided. Musical theatre selections are extremely discouraged. Per Equity rules, you may sing anything you wish, but musical theatre selections are not useful to the casting process. No a cappella auditions. If auditioning for Don or Genie (both non-singing roles) prepare a short monologue. 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.

EQUITY, ARVADA CENTER – APR. 18 - Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities is casting Equity actors and singers for the 2019-20 season including: Bright Star (Rehearsals begin Aug. 13; runs Sep. 6-29); A Christmas Carol, The Musical (Rehearsals begin Oct. 29; runs Nov. 22-Dec. 22); Something Rotten (Rehearsals begin Mar. 17, 2020; runs Apr. 10-May 3); Plaza Suite (Neil Simon, writer; Rehearsals begin Aug. 30; runs Oct. 4-Nov. 10); Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express (Ken Ludwig, writer; Rehearsals begin Dec. 3; runs Jan. 31, 2020-May 17); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (William Shakespeare, playwright; Rehearsals begin Dec. 10; runs Feb. 21, 2020-May 16); and Small Mouth Sounds (Bess Wohl, writer; Rehearsals begin Jan. 2, 2020; runs Mar. 13-May 14). Season rehearses and performs in Arvada CO. Equity LORT Contracts. Pays $1,122 wk. for musicals (LORT B); and $858/wk. for plays (LORT D). Seeking—Equity Actors and Singers: Males & Females, 18+, for various roles in the upcoming season; for Bright Star – “Alice Murphy:” Female, early 30s–40, an editor of a southern literary magazine; intelligent, attractive, professional–but with an air of melancholy. The same actress will also play Young Alice at age 16: rebellious, high-spirited, sexually forward, adventurous–looking to break out of small-town life and experience the world. Must be very strong singer and comfortable in folk and bluegrass styles. Vocal range: Very strong singer with a wide vocal range; “Billy Cane:” Male, early 20s, a soldier returning home from WWII; an aspiring young writer; fresh, open, optimistic, charming, and a little naïve. Seeking strong actor who is also a strong, athletic dancer, able to partner and lead a production number. Vocal range: Bright, natural Bari-Tenor; “Jimmy Ray Dobb:” Male, 30–35. The same actor will play Jimmy Ray in his early 20s in flashbacks: Mayor Dobbs’ son and young Alice’s beau; handsome, boyishly charming, well-built, and intelligent; The same actor will also play an adult Jimmy Ray at age 40. Vocal range: Very strong singer in a popfolk style. Bari-Tenor; “Mayor Josiah Dobbs:” Male, mid 50s–mid 60s. The Mayor of Zebulon; he’s a political and financial powerbroker – distinguished, even elegant, an imposing and controlling presence; has a genuine interest in protecting his son’s future and his family name, but in doing so, is ultimately pushed to a point of extreme and irrevocable cruelty. Vocal range: Bass-Baritone; “Margo Crawford:” Female, early 20s. A small-town bookstore owner; a childhood friend of Billy’s who now harbors romantic feelings towards him; a natural beauty with a keen intellect. Vocal range: A sweet, warm folk voice; “Daryl Ames:” Male, mid 20s–40. Precise, exacting, specific and effete. Dry and witty, with great comic timing. Vocal range: Open; “Lucy Grant:” Female, early 20s–30. Strong actress with great comedic timing, who is a dynamic and sexy dancer. She has to have complete ease with dancing and partnering. Leads a production number. Vocal range: Strong belt; “Daddy Murphy:” Male, mid 50s–mid 60s. Alice’s father; an authoritative and a stern disciplinarian; devoutly religious, hard-working, a poor but proud farmer. Vocal range: Open; “Mama Murphy:” Female, 50–mid 60s. Warm and strong, the center of her family. A fierce protector of her daughter, who she knows is deeply gifted, but a handful. Vocal range: Open; “Daddy Cane:” Male, 60–65. A warm, loving country man. Loves to read. Has kept a secret for many years for all the wrong reasons. Vocal range: Open; for A Christmas Carol, The Musical - Beadle/Creditor A worker in Scrooge's bank; C-sharp3 to B-flat3; baritone; “Bob Cratchit:” A hardworking clerk in Scrooge's employment. Dedicated to his family, especially his young son Tiny Tim. Cratchit maintains a kind heart, even in the face of Scrooge's mean-spiritedness. G-sharp2 to E4; Bari-tenor; “Emily:” Young, lovely, and goodhearted. Truly in love with young Ebenezer. Happy with the simple things in life - friends, family, and the joy that comes from loving someone and being loved in return. D4-F; soprano; “Fred Anderson:” Warm and compassionate, Scrooge's nephew, feels sorry for the old man, yet still obligated to him, being family. C3-D4; Bari-tenor; Ghost of Christmas Future/Blind Old Hag: C4-D5 Alto; Ghost of Christmas Past/Lamplighter: A young, twinkly, spritely apparition, full of the Christmas spirit. E-flat4 to G5; Ghost of Christmas Present: A large jovial man who wears a long cape and has a wreath on his head. D3-D4; Baritone. Doubles as the Sandwich Board Man; “Grace Smythe:” The young daughter of Mr. Smythe. Accompanies her father to ask Scrooge for leniency following her mother's death. Respectable, but poor. D-flat4 to D-flat5; soprano; “Jacob Marley:” Returned from the grave to warn Scrooge of the consequences of living the life of a miser. D3 to A-flat4; Bari-tenor; “Mr. Fezziwig:” A portly, jolly man. A kind-hearted bank-owner who helps Ebenezer Scrooge get his start. Later, must ask Scrooge for help and is turned away. D-sharp3 to B4; tenor; “Mr. Smythe:” Recently widowed and left with a young daughter, Grace. Hopes Scrooge will be lenient and give him time to pay his debt. Respectable, but poor. C3-C4; baritone; “Mrs. Cratchit:” A wonderful wife and mother, hopeful and generous. G-sharp3 to D5 Alto; “Mrs. Fezziwig:” The cheerful wife of Mr. Fezziwig the banker. Happy to reach out and help her fellow man. Later, becomes poor and can't understand why Scrooge won't help her husband. D4 to A-flat5; soprano; “Old Joe:” A rag picker who scavenges off the dead; F3-E4; baritone; “Sally Anderson:” The wife of Scrooge's nephew Fred. Tired of having "Uncle Scrooge" over for Christmas dinner each year. C4-C5; alto; “Ebenezer Scrooge:” An old man whose great wealth has turned his heart to stone. Deaf to the needs of his fellow men, Scrooge must journey through his past to regain the spirit of charity and kindness he had as a young man. A2 to E-flat3; baritone; for Something Rotten – “Nick:” Mid-20’s to 30’s, Male. A writer. Nigel’s older brother. He holds a grudge against Shakespeare. Seeking a great comedic actor that sings and dances very well; “William Shakespeare:” Mid 20s-30s, Male. Over the top, cocky, a true rock star of his time. He is the renaissance James Brown. Seeking a great comedic actor that sings and dances very well; “Nigel:” Early 20’s to 30’s, Male. A writer. Nick’s younger brother. Sweet and a little awkward. He is in love with Portia. Seeking a great comedic actor that sings very well; “Thomas Nostradamus:” Male, Ideally 40s to 50s. A soothsayer. He predicts that Nick and Nigel will write a musical. Seeking a great comedic actor that sings and dances very well; “Brother Jeremiah:” Male, Ideally 40s-50s. A Puritan. The father of Portia. He despises Nick and Nigel. Seeking a great comedic actor that sings very well; “Bea:” 20s-30’s, Female. Nigel’s wife. She loves Nigel despite his past lack of success. She dresses up like a man to prove she can be an actor. Seeking a great comedic actress that sings very well; “Portia:” 20’s-30’s, Female. A quirky, pretty passionate and puritan woman that Nick meets on the street. She has golden hair and loves poetry. Seeking a great comedic actress that sings very well. Equity Principal Audition Apr 18 from 10AM-6PM (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York City NY 10018). Seeking talent from New York City NY. EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. For Musicals: Prepare a song in the style of the show or from the show/role you are interested in. For Plays: Prepare two, two-minute contrasting monologues. For Both Plays and Musicals: Prepare one short song and one two-minute monologue. Total audition time not to exceed TWO minutes. Bring a photo and resume and your book of music if singing. 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, DENVER CENTER For the PERFORMING ARTS – APR. 18 & 19 - Denver Center for the Performing Arts is casting the 2019-2020 season including: Indecent (Paula Vogel, playwright; Rehearsals begin July 26; runs Aug. 30-Oct. 6); A Doll’s House & A Doll’s House, Part 2 (A Doll’s House: Henrik Ibsen, playwright, A Doll’s House, Part 2: Lucas Hnath, playwright; Rehearsals begin July 30; runs Sep. 6-Nov. 24); Twelfth Night (William Shakespeare, playwright; Rehearsals begin Oct. 15; runs Nov. 15-Dec. 22); Twenty50, a world premiere (Tony Meneses, playwright; Rehearsals begin Dec. 30, 2019; runs Jan. 31-Mar. 1); You Lost Me, a world premiere (Bonnie Metzger, playwright; Rehearsals begin Dec. 17, 2019; runs Jan. 17, 2020-Feb. 23); and Choir Boy (Tarell Alvin McCraney, playwright; Rehearsals begin Mar. 10, 2020; runs Apr. 10-May 10). Season rehearses and performs in Denver CO. Pays $696-$717/wk. DCPA pays above LORT minimums. Equity LORT D Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—Equity Actors and Singers: 18+, for various roles in the upcoming season; for Indecent –“ Lemml - the Stage Manager:” Male, 35-45 years old; A naïve country tailor whose life is changed upon reading Asch's "The God of Vengeance," becomes leader of the Yiddish Art Theatre of Lodz troupe; Holds fast to his belief in the transformative power of theatre, even in the Nazi-controlled ghetto where his troupe performs. Actor must be proficient in singing, movement, Eastern European dialects, have facility in transforming seamlessly from one character to another; “Chana- the Ingénue:” Female, 22-33 years old; Actor must be proficient in singing, movement, Eastern European dialects, have facility in transforming seamlessly from one character to another. Also plays: “Madje:” Asch’s wife, passionate, adventurous, has a discerning mind for literature, sexually open, provides inspiration and material for Asch's play Elsa- German actress; Ruth/Reina- Yiddish-speaking, Jewish immigrant actor, cast as Rifkele (daughter of brothel owner, in love with the prostitute Manke) in the NY premiere of "The God of Vengeance," outspoken defender of her heritage, in the in love with Dorothee Virginia McFadden- American ingénue, replaces Reina as Rifkele in the NY production, energetic, adventurous, eager to please, and eager to shock her parents by playing a lesbian on stage; Bagelman Sister- a singer; “Avram – the Ingénue:” Male, 23-35 years old; Actor must be proficient in singing, movement, Eastern European dialects, have facility in transforming seamlessly from one character to another. Also plays: “Asch:” brilliant Polish Jewish playwright, passionate, rebellious, hungry for change, ambitious Morris Carnovsky- actor in New York production Eugene O'Neill- Hard-drinking, defender of Asch's play John Rosen- Connecticut-born Jewish idealist, in 1950s has written a new translation of Asch’s original manuscript and wants to revive the play for a new generation, will stop at nothing to see that his cultural heritage lives on in glory; Ensemble; “Mendel – the Middle:” Male, 40’s; Actor must be proficient in singing, movement, Eastern European dialects, have facility in transforming seamlessly from one character to another; Also plays: “Nakhmen:” Lemml’s cousin, member of the Polish Yiddish literary salon, Jewish, traditional, conservative values Harry Weinberger- Producer at the Provincetown Playhouse, proud to produce a play on Broadway by a fellow Jew; against the troupe’s wishes, he censors the play to appease the audience Officer Benjamin Bailie- NY Police Officer; “Rabbi Joseph Silverman:” Outraged by "The God of Vengeance," he files an obscenity complaint against the Broadway company, gives a sermon condemning the production; Ensemble; “Halina – the Middle:” Female, 30-40 years old; Actor must be proficient in singing, movement, Eastern European dialects, have facility in transforming seamlessly from one character to another. Also plays “Freida:” a leading German actor, she plays Manke in the Berlin production of Asch’s play, sophisticated, unconcerned with politics, speaks frankly; Dorothee Nelson/Dine- Jewish immigrant actor in Greenwich Village, in love with Reina, cast as Manke (lesbian prostitute in love with Rifkele) in the NY premiere of Asch’s play, she wants to assimilate into American culture, compromises her beliefs in order to advance; “Dr. Hornig:” Asch's doctor Bagelman Sister- a singer; Ensemble; “Vera – the Elder:” Female, 50’s-60’s; Actor must be proficient in singing, movement, Eastern European dialects, have facility in transforming seamlessly from one character to another. Also plays: “Mrs. Peretz:” wife of the literary lion I.L. Peretz, protective of her husband, strong literary opinions, dismissive of upstart young writers Esther Stockton- cast as Sarah (Rifkele's mother, wife of brothel owner), in the NY production of Asch’s play, a seasoned and professional actor, impatient and frustrated by amateurism Madje- Asch's wife, nurturing, protective of Asch, optimistic, life force; Ensemble; “Otto – the Elder:” Male, 50-65 years old; Actor must be proficient in singing, movement, Eastern European dialects, have facility in transforming seamlessly from one character to another. Also plays: “Peretz:” Leader of a prestigious Polish Yiddish literary salon, cultured, educated, traditionalist; “Schildkraut:” Leading Jewish-German theatre actor, plays Yekel (brothel owner, and Rifkele's authoritarian father), in "The God of Vengeance," easy air of authority, goes where opportunity takes him, ambitious. Judge McIntyre- judge in the case of New York vs. The God of Vengeance Asch- late in life, Sholem retreats from public life, bitter and cynical after witnessing persecution of the Jews in Europe, he disavows his masterpiece; Ensemble; “Mayer Balsam:” Musician (any age) Clarinet; “Nelly Friedman:” Musician (any age) Violin; “Moriz Godowsky:” Musician (any age) Accordion; for Choir Boy – “Headmaster Marrow:” Male, late 30’s to early 40’s, man of color; the youngest and latest Headmaster for the Charles R Drew Prep School for Boys. He is the Paternal Uncle to Bobby; “Pharus Jonathan Young:” male, late teens, boy of color; effeminate and a gifted tenor. Is proud of who he is and just wants to be seen. Soft yet strong. Begins the play as a junior at Charles R Drew Prep School for Boys and is the Lead of the school's famous choir. Roommates with AJ; “Mr. Pendleton:” male, late 60’s to early 70’s, White; a mediator. Returning professor at Charles R Drew Prep School for boys. A strong advocate for people of color in his younger years; “Robert ‘Bobby’ Marrow III:” male, mid to late teens, boy of color; Strong headed and stubborn. A junior at Charles R Drew Prep School and member of the school's choir. Nephew to Headmaster Marrow; “Junior Davis:” male, teenager, boy of color. Naïve. Constantly being questioned on his intelligence. The runt of the bunch. A junior at Charles R Drew Prep School and member of the school's choir. “Anthony Justin ‘AJ’ James:” male, late teens, boy of color. Athletic. Open and accepting. A senior at Charles R Drew Prep School and member of the school's choir and baseball team. Roommate and continuing support to Pharus; “David Heard:” male, late teens, boy of color; aspiring minister. Rule follower. A senior at Charles R Drew Prep School and member of the school's choir. Some roles will be understudied. Equity Principal Auditions Apr 18 from 9:30AM-5:30PM and Apr 19 from 9:30AM-5:30PM (lunch 1pm-2pm both days) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W 46th St., 16th fl., New York City NY 10036). Seeking talent from New York City NY. EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare two very brief monologues (one classical piece and one contemporary piece) or a brief song from a traditional legit American musical standard; or a one-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song. Total audition time not to exceed two minutes. Accompanist will be provided. Bring current picture and resume, sheet music, AEA card. The Denver Center does not believe in discrimination based on color, race, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, disabilities, gender, or otherwise. All performers, including those of color, seniors, women, and performers with disabilities, are encouraged to audition and will be given full consideration. Some roles will be understudied. 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, 'CHASING RAINBOWS' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 19 - Paper Mill Playhouse is casting Equity actor-singers for various roles in Chasing Rainbows. Tina Marie Casamento, conceived and created by; Marc Acito, book; David Libby, music adaptation-additional music; Casamento/Acito/Libby, additional lyrics; Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz is the story of how Frances Gumm became Judy Garland and won the role of Dorothy in the beloved movie musical "The Wizard of Oz." Rehearsals begin Aug. 19; runs Sep. 26-Oct. 27 Millburn NJ. Pays $901/wk. Equity COST Tier 4 Contract. Seeking—Male Ensemble Singers: characters are 30’s-50’s. Seeking excellent legit singer-actors who move of all ethnicities to play various roles including Bill Gilmore, Clark Gable, other actors and figures at MGM, etc. May be required to cover principals; Female Ensemble Singers: characters are Mid-teens to mid-40’s. Seeking excellent legit singer-actresses who move of all ethnicities to play various roles including the Gumm sisters, actresses and behind the scenes personnel at MGM, etc. May be required to cover principals; Male Ensemble Dancers Who Sing: characters are Mid-teens to mid-30’s. Seeking excellent dancers who sing of all ethnicities to play various roles including students, studio executives, and performers at MGM. Must have tap ability. May be required to cover principal roles; Female Ensemble Dancers Who Sing: characters are Mid-teens to mid-20’s. Seeking excellent dancers who sing of all ethnicities to play various roles including students, MGM starlets, and glamour girls. Must have tap ability. Seeking talent from New York City NY. ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Singers: Bring sheet music for a short song in the period of the show. An accompanist will be provided. Bring a headshot and resume stapled. Dancers: Bring character shoes as well as tap shoes and a headshot and resume stapled. Arrive warmed up and ready to dance. 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.

'NEWSIES' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 19 - Timber Lake Playhouse is casting the Timber Lake Playhouse 2019 fall production of Disney's Newsies. Seeking all roles for principle and ensemble performers. Casting both male and female Newsies. Rehearsals begin Aug. 27; runs Sep. 12-22. All rehearsals and performances are at Timber Lake Playhouse in Mt. Carroll IL. Pays $1000, plus housing and meals (lunches and dinners). Seeking—“Jack Kelly” (Lead): Male, 21-25, sings solo, many lines, some dancing, stage combat; the charismatic leader of the Manhattan newsies, is an orphaned dreamer and artist who yearns to get out of the crowded streets of New York and make a better life for himself out West. Fiercely protective of his friends and strongly loyal, Jack isn’t afraid to use his voice to attain better conditions for the working kids of New York City. Though living on the streets has given him a tough-guy exterior, Jack has a big heart and can demonstrate a sweet vulnerability; “Crutchie” (Supporting): Male, 21-25, a dedicated newsie with a bum leg that’s painful, but helps sell more papes. Though he walks with the assistance of a crutch, Crutchie doesn’t let it define him; when in a jam, Jack Kelly’s best friend relies on a goofy- sweet sense of humor and optimistic resilience. Crutchie is the heart of the newsies’ resistance. The performer in this role must be able to dance enthusiastically in character while still physically portraying Crutchie’s “bum” leg; “Davey” (Lead): Male, 21-25, Les’s straight-laced, bright big brother; starts selling newspapers to help his family earn a living, but becomes swept up in the fervor of the strike. A leader in his own right who is learning to use his voice to uplift others, Davey is the brains of the resistance; “Les” (Lead): Males & Females, 18-20, Davey’s cheeky little brother; inspired by the freedom of the newsies and loves their independent lifestyle. A precocious and natural newsie, Les is an intuitive salesboy and a pintsized charmer; “Katherine” (Lead): Female, 22-27, an ambitious young reporter, working hard to make a name for herself as a legitimate journalist in a time when women aren’t taken seriously. Quick, funny, and resourceful, she boldly captures the voice of a new generation rising in her coverage of the newsies’ strike. While she generally has no time for cocky, streetwise young men, she makes an exception for Jack Kelly; “Medda Larkin” (Supporting): Female, 25-31, inspired by vaudeville performer Aida Overton Walker, this big-voiced saloon singer and star of the Bowery offers her theater as a safe haven for the newsies. An astute entertainer with great comic delivery, she’s a good friend to Jack and stands firmly behind the newsies in their fight for justice; “Spot Colon” (Supporting): Male, 21-24, the proud leader of the Brooklyn newsies, boasts an intimidating reputation and an unforgettable swagger; “Mr.(s.) Jacobi (Supporting): 36-45, allows the newsies to congregate in his/her restaurant to plan their strike – when (s)he doesn’t have any paying customers, that is. This role may be played with an accent of the actor's choice, and the character can be portrayed as a first generation immigrant to NY; Stage Manager (Supporting): 25-35, the stage manager of Medda Larkin’s club and also the MC of her show, running the backstage area and introducing performers on stage. This performer must be able to switch from a practical, efficient stage manager personality to an energetic and entertaining "host of the show" when they are "on stage" at the club; “Wiesel” (Supporting): Male, 21-30, aka “Weasel”; runs the distribution window for the World and knows most of the newsies by name. Assisted by the intimidating Delancey brothers, who keep order by any means necessary, Wiesel is Pulitzer’s disgruntled paper-pusher, and requires an exaggerated, cartoonish vocal and physical performance; Newsies (Supporting): Males & Females, 20-25, the core group of newsies who work the same neighborhoods as Jack, Crutchie, Davey, and Les, these hard-working kids function as a family that cares for and helps one another. Many of them are orphans, have families outside of NY who they send their money to, or have such poor families that they can’t live at home, so they become “roommates” with the other newsies as well as close friends. There are 14 newsies in Jack’s “Gang”: Albert, Buttons, Elmer, Finch, Henry, Ike, Jo Jo, Mike, Mush, Race, Romeo, Specs, Splasher, and Tommy Boy. Performers in these roles must create unique and specific characters with physical and vocal details that distinguish them from the other newsies. All roles have multiple lines and solos and/or dance features. Seeking talent from Mount Carroll, Chicago IL. For audition info, apply via backstage.com or contact the playhouse. Prepare a 32-bar song in the style of the show. Singing from the show is permitted. Dancers should bring appropriate shoes and tap shoes if you tap. Actor-singers can attend the singing portion of the audition. There will be a sign-up sheet in the holding room. Actor-singers can attend the singing portion of the audition. There will be a sign-up sheet in the holding room.

'MAMMA MIA' – JUNE 15 – CONROE - The Players Theatre Company is casting all roles in Mamma Mia. Rehearsals TBD and performs Sept. 6-22 at The Owen Theatre in Conroe TX. No pay. Seeking—“Sophie Sheridan” (Lead): Female, 18-35, She is 20 years old, and about to be married; “Donna Sheridan” (Lead): Female, 35-65, Sophie's mother. A 70s girl and single mom. Former lead singer of "The Dynamos." Owns the Taverna; “Tanya” (Supporting): Female, 35-65, Donna's friend and former "Dynamo" singer; “Rosie” (Supporting): Female, 35-65, Donna's friend and former "Dynamo" singer; “Sam Carmichael” (Supporting): Male, 35-65, May be Sophie's father; “Harry Bright” (Supporting): Male, 35-65, May be Sophie's father; “Bill Austin” (Supporting): Male, 35-65, May be Sophie's father; “Sky” (Supporting): Male, 18-35, Sophie's fiancé; “Ali:” Female, 18-35, Sophie's friend; “Lisa:” Female, 18-35, Sophie's friend; “Pepper:” Male, 18-35, Barman at Taverna; “Eddie:” Male, 18-35, Helps Sky with Water-Sports; “Father Alexandrios:” Male, 18+, The Local Priest; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): 5 Males/6 Females, 18+, Strong dancers who sing to portray Islanders and Wedding Guests. Auditions by appointment June 15 at Owen Theatre (225 Metcalf St., Conroe TX 77301). Seeking talent from Conroe, Houston, The Woodlands TX. To sign up for auditions, visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0548AEA822A2FD0-auditions Everyone will be asked to attend a dance call. Callbacks June 18 if needed. Bring a headshot and resume to auditions, if you have one. Bring a recorded track or sheet music. No A Capella please. Bring clothes to dance in. Auditions will consist of 32 bars of a song in the style of ABBA. Do not use a song from the show. Everyone will need to attend a dance call. Sign up for both a vocal audition time slot and a dance call time.

 

 

 

COMPANIES:

WRITE ACT REP SPRING/SUMMER 2019 OFF-BROADWAY SHOWS – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 6 - Write Act Repertory is casting non-union male performers for the Write Act Rep Spring/Summer 2019 Off-Broadway Shows including: Geeks! The Musical, fully staged musical (Runs beginning of April-end of May on Sundays at 7:30pm) A comedic musical following the adventures of a gaggle of geeks though a Comic Book/Sci-Fi Convention. Will the geek boy find true love and a mint copy of Batman 92. Will the artist and Goth girl sell their avant-garde comic? Will the has-been sci-fi actor get cast in the remake of his old TV show? These questions and more will be answered as they sing, dance and debate if Batman could beat Spider-Man in a fight! Be square and be there! Season also includes Wicked City Blues, a 1940s film-noir musical where hard-boiled detective, Mickey Morrison, is forced into a desperate search for truth when he gets involved with a beautiful femme-fatale client (Charlotte Blane) who may be a murderer. The play is an exploration of deception, mistrust, and the futility of attaining a fixed position on the truth. It explores how some people are driven to manipulate situations, so called facts, or other people, to further their own personal agendas, and that in a world of relativism, a code of honor is the only lodestar that one can be guided by. This is a dual play as a radio play with Live Action Foley. Rehearsals begin March; runs Tuesday or Wednesday or Sunday nights at St. Luke's Theatre on off-nights depending on Theatre availability, with each show receiving at least one night per week in NYC. Pay varies. Geeks!: $175 Total completion of all Rehearsals and eight Festival Shows. Extensions will pay $20 per performance monthly after the eight-show initial run. Show is double cast with hired Geek Chorus members typically covering Principal roles. Wicked City Blues: Small stipend for rehearsals $100 total paid upon completion of rehearsals and after artist performs in at least one show. Per performance pay $20 paid monthly for open ended run. Seeking—for Geeks The Musical! - “Jordan” (Lead): 25 to 40 years old, all ethnicities male; a geek, IT guy; a comic book fan (specifically Batman); “Emerson” (Supporting): 25 to 40 years old, male; a gay gamer, real estate agent; misses the days of Dungeons & Dragons; “Trey” (Supporting): 25 to 40 years old, male; a bi-sexual artist; there to find a publisher for a comic/graphic novel. Artistic/bohemian style; “Mel Tyler” (Supporting): 40 to 65 years old, all ethnicities male; a has-been action hero actor; there to sign autographs, and not happy about it; Geek Chorus (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 22 to 40 years old, all ethnicities; a group of convention goers; will be dressed in superhero or sci-fi character wardrobe; for Wicked City – “Mickey Morrison” (Lead): 30 to 50 years old, all ethnicities male; 1940s hard-boiled detective Mickey Spillane; Sin City Detective; “Lars Vanderbeck” (Supporting): 30 to 60 years old, male; charming and sardonic Brit (bad accent) and nightclub owner; old tough guy who has been in too many fights; “Harry the Zipper” (Supporting): 25 to 45; Lars murderous henchman; physically Imposing (Van Diesel) or very dangerous weasel Willem Dafoe Meets Gary Oldham; “Bill McNalty” (Supporting): 30 to 60 years old, male. police lieutenant and friend of Mickey’s. R Lee Ermey meets the Commish; “Johnny” (Supporting): 25 to 45 years old, all ethnicities male; Charlotte's husband; a tennis player and verbally abusing womanizer; Foley Artists (Chorus/Ensemble): four foley artists; 18 to 40 years old, male; looking for four artists to be live action commercial artists for the radio play; basic musicians a plus; can carry a tune/whistle a plus. Seeking talent from New York NY. Non-union only. Do not submit if you are AEA. EMC welcome to audition. Must sing and move well. Musical theatre training a must. This is not an open call. Now setting up appointments. Confirmed appointments times will be set by reply email. All ethnicities considered. Paste your name in the Subject Line and notate the project: (Name) – WA Spring Auditions 2019. Audition note: Prepare two contrasting 16 bars, we encourage music prepared by being marked, and in the key you are singing. Examples Ballad/Uptempo - Ballad/Legit – Make sure to have something that brings Character as this is a comedy. Please prepare a short joke as well. Please bring a Headshot/CV and appropriate theatrical audition clothing when attending this audition as there may be movement involved. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

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:

MUSICASH ONLINE SINGING CONTEST – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 13 - Justin Newsome, coordinator, is seeking contestants for the Musicash online singing contest. Finale runs November TBD in Anaheim CA. Note: All expenses paid for finalists. Cash prizes for finale. Record deal option for Finalists. Seeking—Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 12+, singers for online singing contest. Seeking talent Worldwide. Must submit YouTube cover video for consideration. Must submit video on musicash.com to apply. Coordinator states: "My name is Justin Newsome. I am an A&R/Talent Scout for Television Shows, Record Labels, and Managers etc. Some of my credits include American Idol, America' Got Talent, Boy Band, MTV, Hollywood Records, Universal Music and more. You can find out more about me here -https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-newsome-08aa153/ A little bit about the competition: over 300 Singers win a cash prize; 12 finalists selected will compete on a live finale TV Broadcast at the National Grove in Anaheim, California. All travel expenses will be paid for by the company. First Place: $40k Second Place: 20k Third Place: $8k. Any artist can possibly be chosen to be part of the MusicCash Academy where Musicash will sponsor and develop you leading up to the grand finale. This includes paid singing lessons, dance lessons, recording sessions, marketing materials, etc. The top 12 will be invited to participate in a World Tour. Musicash will have the option to sign any of the finalists for a record deal with an advance of up to $20k. Go to musicash.com and create an account. Go to your email and verify the account. Go back to Musicash and log back in. Under your profile go to the drop-down menu to link a video of you singing live (YouTube or Vimeo Link) Again, I am excited to invite you to be a part of this competition. If you have any questions please do let me know."

'CELEBRATION Of MUSIC' – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 21 – JACKSON - Sun & Sky Entertainment is seeking all musical acts/genres (bands, soloists, duets, groups, instrumentalists, a cappella, and even dancers), ages 4-25 years old, to audition for Celebration of Music. Coordinator states: "If chosen as a contestant, we will air your music video on your local Public Broadcast Channel, MPT, for thousands of people to see.  All contestants will perform at the concert on Sunday, May 19 at the Millsaps Recital Hall in Jackson, Mississippi. The winner is announced at the end and they will get to perform a winning live solo and go on to perform in the nationally televised show in Hollywood on PBS. They will also get to record single available on iTunes (or a video if they are dancers)." Voting will take place online and in concert. The winner will be announced on Sunday, May 19, at the Millsaps Recital Hall in Jackson MS. No pay. Seeking—Contestant (Lead): Males & Females, 4-25. Seeking talent from Jackson, Greenville MS; Montgomery, Mobile AL. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting compeny. When applying, indicate that Dannielle is your "recruiter's name"; this will ensure that Dannielle will be able to process your application personally.

'CELEBRATION Of MUSIC'- NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 30 – SHREVEPORT - Sun and Sky Entertainment is casting contestants for Celebration Of Music. Coordinator states: "This is a television program that shares music and arts with the local community and there is no fee to enter, participate or be a part of this program. We are looking for all musical acts/genres (bands, soloists, duets, choirs, instrumentals, a cappella, and even dancers) to audition for our show. The final show will star PBS national artist Ethan Bortnick who is recognized by the Guinness World Records as 'The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Headline His Own Concert Tour.' Ethan will be advising and judging the talent, asking questions and sharing his experiences. If you are picked to go through to the local show you will be given an online presence on our website. All chosen contestants will perform at the local live concert at the The Vickie Roberson Theatre on Monday, May 20, 2019. Contestants must be available for this date to enter. Contestants will get to perform their piece at the concert and there will be a winner chosen by an audience vote. (This part is not televised, only the finale in L.A.)." No pay. Coordinator states: "The winner will be announced at the end of the show and will get to perform again. They will also be featured on the national television show Celebration of Music in L.A., which will be taped for the entire country to watch on PBS. The winner will also get to record a single available on iTunes or record a music video for YouTube with Ethan." Seeking—Contestant (Lead): Males & Females, 4-25. Seeking talent from Shreveport, Bossier City LA; Marshall, Dallas TX; Alexandria LA. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company. Indicate Dannielle when asked for a "recruiter's name."

 

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:

VILLARREAL FC PROMO VIDEO – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 10 - Villarreal FC International Team is casting a short voice over to be used by Villarreal Football Club. Voice actors should have access to a home recording studio, as the client is based in Spain. Rehearsal/recording remotely. No pay. Work will be featured on a La Liga soccer club's social media network and website. Seeking—Male Voiceover (Lead): 18+, deep voice. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Coordinator stats: "At home voice over recording. We will send instructions and potentially request re-recording but it shouldn't take you more than a few minutes. It's a 1 min video, so short voice over." Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting group.

 

VOICEOVER For SCHOOL COMMERCIAL – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 12 – ATLANTA - SCAD is casting a voice actor for a commercial for middle school advertisement. Works April 12 in Atlanta GA. Seeking—Voice Actor (Lead): Males & Females, 18+, Voice Actor for commercial for Middle School. Seeking talent from Atlanta GA. Apply via backstage.com or contact SCAD.

 

NEWS REPORTER VO – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 15 - SAIC is casting a female voiceover artist with a bold voice to record automated dialogue replacement in a student film. Records before Apr. 15 in SAIC, Chicago Loop IL. No pay. Seeking—News Reporter (Lead): Female, 18+, voiceover. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. Apply via backstage.com or contact SAIC.

 

A CLASS ACT NY 12-WEEK DROP-IN: VOICE-OVER CLASS – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 17 - A Class Act NY is seeking participants for a 12-week voiceover class. Participants are able to sign up for one class or multiple classes. Class is instructed by Morgan Weed (Axe commercials, "The Greatest Showman"). Artistic Director states: "Voice-over acting is unlike any other type of acting. It requires an actor to make specific and original acting choices that are outside of the box. Moreover, you will be working in an exciting professional recording booth. The teacher will touch upon proper mic technique and things to consider when working in a confined space. "Focus of class: learn how to create animated characters for cartoons and feature films; work on naturalistic reads for commercials and radio spots; explore audio books, video games, and more in this cold read class. Final Showcase: Perform for loved ones and two top actively scouting voiceover talent agents." Classes run Saturdays, Jan. 26; Feb. 2, 9; Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Apr. 6, 13; May 4, 11, 18 from 11am-1pm at Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave., 10th fl. in the VO booth. Cost: $89 per class or $895 for all 13. Seeking—Student: 10-19. Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. Class size is capped. You must register in advance. You can register online as late as the morning of the class as long as there is room. Apply via backstage.com or contact A Class Act.

 

 

 

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

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

Thursdays: Jan. 3, 10, 17 & 24 at 7:30pm at Pistones (6320 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church VA, 703/533 1885)

Jan. 4 & 25 – Elks Lodge (8421 Arlington Blvd Fairfax VA, 703/560-2188)

Jan. 6, 9, 12, 20 & 23 - Normandie Farm

Jan. 11 – Café Montmartre (1625 Washington Plaza N, Reston VA, 240/423 9079)

Jan. 19 – Pistones - 10th Anniversary Gig (6320 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church VA, 703/533 1885)

 

 

PROMOTIONS:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SEVEN STARS TALENT INC. – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 30 - Seven Stars Talent Inc. is seeking incredible performers. established, skilled, professional talent of all ages for a bicoastal talent agency headquartered in L.A. with office in NYC. Offices in L.A. and NYC. Talent should be local to the L.A. or NYC or have verifiable plans and housing for extended times in either market. Must be able to do quality self-tapes always and have commitment to learning new emerging casting platforms. SAG-AFTRA approved LA Oct 2018 approval process pending NYC Equity franchise pending both markets. Seeking—Young Performers: Males & Females, 4-10, LA and NYC kids and young adults wanted for tv, film, commercials and theatre. Over age 10 prefer at least SAG eligible. Theatre kids over age 10 should have solid training and at least strong regional credits. Prefer kids SMALL for AGE. Over age 15 prefer legal 18 status in LA; Musical Theater Performers (Lead): Males & Females, 8-80, Experienced singers who dance or move well & Dancers who sing. Kids under 57" tall. Currently training in musical theatre styles vocally in NYC or NJ or L.A. Equity or EMC preferred. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA; New York NY. Submit headshot, resume, and demo reels electronically through Backstage application manager or by email submissions@sevenstarstalent.com. If there is further interest, you will be contacted. No phone calls!!! For babies and small kids under age 6, snapshots are fine. Open to performers with disabilities/special abilities. For kids under 5, specifically seeking identical twins or triplets. No phone calls. For more info, visit www.sevenstarstalent.com. mailed submissions accepted in both LA and NYC along with showcase invites- acting schools, college programs.

 

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

 

 

 

REFERENCE:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

SCHOOLS/SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS:

'BECOMING,' 6-WEEK MOVEMENT INTENSIVE – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 7 - Meredith Glisson is seeking participants for Becoming, a 6-week movement intensive. Company states: "6-Week Movement Intensive for Actors
​Becoming is a 6-week workshop for actors seeking an in-depth study of their expressive body. Designed by a contemporary dancer and movement coach, the focus will be on grounding the actor through image-making, choreographic positioning, and body timing. Each 3-hour session begins with a movement warm-up followed by creating motivational scores and time-based character developments. The second part is an experimental approach to scene study that enables the actor to find rhythmic physicality and body awareness. Emphasis is on the actor producing alternative interpretations with their text and movement through situational and behavioral strategies. The workshop aims for the actor to consistently maintain the act of becoming." Workshop runs every Thursday from Mar. 28-May 2 (6pm-9 pm) at Actors Theatre Workshop (145 W. 28th St., 3rd fl., Studio 1, NYC). Cost for 6-week intensive: $300. Payment plans are available. Seeking—Actors: 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. For details and registration, visit: www.meredithglisson.com. Any questions, email Meredith Glisson at mereglisson@gmail.com.

 

PRIVATE ACTING LESSONS With ESTABLISHED FILM & TV ACTOR – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 7 - Actor Danny Cooksey, known for his work on such projects as "Diff'rent Strokes," "Terminator 2," and "Tiny Toon Adventures" is now offering private lessons to children and adults. On "Diff'rent Strokes" he was cast as as Sam McKinney, a part he played for the last three seasons. He also played Kevin Cavanaugh in "The Cavanaughs," Bobby Budnick in Nickelodeon's "Salute Your Shorts," Eddie Furlong's friend Tim in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," Montana Max in "Tiny Toon Adventures," and Urchin in the Disney series of "The Little Mermaid." Private lessons are available in Orange County CA and online. Rates TBD. Seeking—Acting Students: 9+. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Email dcactingonline@gmail.com for appointments.

 

WORKSHOP With 'MEAN GIRLS' STAR CHEECH MANOHAR – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 13 - A Class Act NY is seeking participants for a workshop with Mean Girls star Cheech Manohar. Artistic director states: "Join Mean Girls star Cheech Manohar (Kevin G.) for a one-day Mean Girls workshop. Learn a song and dance combo from Broadway’s newest hit. Cheech will also participate in a Q&A and an autograph and photo session. Focus of class: song and dance combo from Mean Girls with Cheech Manohar, Q&A session with Cheech, autograph and photos with Cheech." Workshop runs Apr. 13 from 10AM-12Noon at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., NYC). Participation fee: $145. Seeking—Participant: 8-49, "Mean Girls" fan. Seeking talent from New York City NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact aclassactny.com.

 

COMMERCIAL INTENSIVE With TWO INDUSTRY PROS – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 14 - A Class Act NY is seeking participants for a commercial workshop. Synopsis: Train with top Casting Director, Rachel Reiss, Senior Casting Director of Liz Lewis Casting Partners and Stephanie Corvino of CESD who reps kids and teens for commercials, voice-over, and commercial print! Artistic Director states, "In the first half of the class, kids and teens will learn how to nail cold read auditions with a top NYC Commercial + VO Casting Director, Rachel Reiss of Liz Lewis Casting Partners. You’re in great hands with Rachel who will show you the ropes of commercial acting and audition technique. Rachel will teach budding thespians how to quickly analyze commercial copy and find the acting beats within the text to make a lasting impression on both the casting director and on ad agency executives. After learning proper commercial acting technique, casting director Rachel Reiss will conduct mock auditions in which she will offer helpful feedback and coaching. In the latter part of class, take what you’ve learned with Rachel and perform for a top NYC Agent, who will also conduct mock auditions and offer feedback and coaching!" Runs Apr. 14 (11am-2:30pm) at Where: Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave.) in NYC. Participation Fee: $195. Seeking—Actor: 9-18. Seeking talent from New York City NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact aclassactny.com.

 

VIRTUAL AUDITIONS For ATLANIC ACTING SCHOOL – APR. 15 - Atlantic Acting School is seeking participants for the Atlantic Acting School. Synopsis: Don’t live in the NYC? Don’t live in the country? No worries. Virtual Auditions are on! Chris Booth, our Director of Admissions, and faculty members will audition any out-of-town perspective students interested in the Full-Time Conservatory, Evening Conservatory, Summer Intensive or Spring Comprehensive. You may ask all of your questions at this time as well. It is a perfect way to learn more and audition for this rigorous training program that’s goal is to create working actors. No pay. There are tuition expenses that differ depending on the program you are interested in. Seeking—Actors Interested in Training (Lead): 18+. Auditions Apr.15 from 10AM–6PM on your computer via Skype. Seeking talent Worldwide. You must apply online prior. Use the code OPENHOUSE2019 to waive the application fee. For the audition, prepare two 1-minute contemporary monologues from scripts you have read in full. RSVP at https://atlantictheatercompany.wufoo.com/forms/virtual-auditions-for-atlantic-acting-school/ . Apply at https://atlanticactingschool.org/apply/go/. Email kstokes@atlantictheater.org with questions.

 

BARR HILL PLAYERS, 2019 SUMMER RETREAT – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 15 - The Barr Hill Players is seeking participants for The Barr Hill Players, a week-long actors' retreat held in Vermont's gorgeous Northeast Kingdom. The program combines work in Meisner, Viewpoints, mindfulness, and basic wilderness skills to get actors more connected with their bodies and environments. Runs Aug. 24–Sep. 1 at Geldo Acres Retreat Center in Greensboro VT. (The first and last dates of this period are designated travel dates.) No pay. Total cost is $450, inclusive of meals and accommodations. Transportation is not included in tuition but can be arranged to/from a coastal hub upon request. Seeking—Barr Hill Player: 18-35; a passionate emerging artist (18-35) to join a tight-knit ensemble of 10-15. Seeking talent from Providence, RI; New York NY; Boston MA; New Haven CT; Burlington VT; Philadelphia PA. To apply, submit through Backstage or visit www.barrhillplayers.com. Once you have submitted an application, the staff will contact you to set up a Skype interview. For more information, visit www.barrhillplayers.com or www.facebook.com/barrhillplayers.

A CLASS ACT NY ADULT AGENT & MANAGER SHOWCASE – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 16 - A Class Act NY is seeking prospective talent for representation. Company states: "Looking for an agent? A manager? Both? We’re here to offer you the exclusive opportunity to perform for ten scouting industry guests in one evening. A Class Act NY has been helping aspiring actors meet their representation and start successful careers for years. Our past programs have been attended by representatives from the top agencies in town, like: CESD, Abrams Artists, DDO, Take 3 Talent, Stewart Talent, The Mine, Avalon Artists, Hudson Artists, and more." Showcase held April 16 from 6pm-8:30pm in NYC. Optional rehearsal times available. A participation fee of $250 is required. Seeking—Actor: 18+. Seeking talent from New York City NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact aclassactny.com

COMPLIMENTARY ON-CAMERA ACTING/AUDITION CLASS – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 19 - Michael Luggio is seeking actors for a complimentary on-camera audition class. Coach states: "We would like to introduce an on-camera audition class with Michael Luggio, New York Theatre Academy. Many actors miss out on great roles because they struggle auditioning in front of the camera. This class will help you overcome those obstacles and give you the confidence to conquer your on-camera auditions. In this class, we will focus on becoming truthful, comfortable, and confident in front of the camera working with film and television scripts. We will use prepared sides, cold readings, and practice working with a reader in a simulated audition environment. Using your knowledge of character development, you will learn how to focus on your choices and let go of any tension to make the audition experience what it should be: enjoyable. Visit my website for testimonials from industry professionals as well as actors that I am currently working with: michaelluggio.com." Complimentary class Apr. 19 from 7pm-9:30pm at Shetler Studios (244 W. 54th St., 12th fl., NYC). No fee. Seeking—Actor: 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Have the provided sides in the additional materials section prepared for the class.

 

The YOUNG AMERICANS COLLEGE Of The PERFORMING ARTS – NOTICE EXPIRES APR. 27 - The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts is holding auditions for high school juniors, seniors, and recent high school graduates.
What am I auditioning for?
When you audition for The Young Americans you are auditioning to be accepted into The Young Americans Performance Company as well as a student at The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts.
Who are The Young Americans? The Young Americans was founded in 1962 with the mission to promote goodwill and understanding around the world through music. Five decades later the organization continues to fulfill its mission with performances, outreach tours, and its own college of the performing arts. The Young Americans cast members come from across the USA and around the world to use their talents as
singers, dancers, and musicians to inspire audiences of all ages and further the mission of The Young Americans.
What is The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts? The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts was founded to enhance the Young American experience by providing cast members of The Young Americans with a learning environment that reinforces the YA experience of innovative and creative learning with academic rigor that advances artistry and leadership skills to establish each student as a lifelong learner.
All cast members accepted into The Young Americans begin their journey at the YA College.

School dates: July 2019-April 2020. No pay, you are auditioning to become a part of the Young Americans Company as well as a Young Americans AA or Certificate in Performance College program as a student. Seeking—Young American student/Company Member (Chorus/Ensemble): 17-24. Seeking talent Worldwide. Please send your video audition into https://www.youngamericans.org/video-audition-form/
Select Fall 2019 if you want to be looked at for Fall 2019 or Fall 2020 for next years class. We only enroll 1 x per year and we start classes in July.
Audition times slots are by RSVP only, copy and paste this link to secure your spot through our website! If you cannot come in person, please submit video to the link below by 4/27/19
https://yacollege.edu/socalaudition/
For more information please contact Jessica Bradley at: [Pending Approval]
Audition Preparation
All applicants will be asked to sing as a part of their audition. Please prepare your best 16 to 32 bars of a song, any style, which you will sing a Capella (without music or accompaniment). Choose a song that you feel best shows your range, style, personality, and vocal ability.
As a dancer please also prepare a short dance routine showing your strongest styles (jazz, ballet, tap, hip-hop, locking, etc.)Please note that international candidates whose native language is not English will be required to demonstrate English Proficiency prior to beginning the enrollment process with The Young Americans. Information will be provided to candidates whose audition process is successful.

 

'HAMLET' In ELSINOR – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 10 - Oxford Shakespeare Company is seeking participants from across the U.S., UK, and E.U. for a nine-day intensive workshop of training, masterclass, and performance of Hamlet at the castle at Elsinor, Denmark. Artistic director states: "This will be RSC and RADA-based work. Former instructor and director from RADA and the Globe scheduled to hold masterclass. Professionals and drama students. US, UK, and EU cast." Rehearses 25-30 June 2019; performs July 1 or 2 in Elsinor, Denmark. Actors pay for the training, masterclass, and travel. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent Worldwide. Submit a link to your video audition. For more info, visit oxfordshakespeare.org.

 

A CLASS ACT NY 12-WEEK DROP-IN: VOICE-OVER CLASS – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 17 - A Class Act NY is seeking participants for a 12-week voiceover class. Participants are able to sign up for one class or multiple classes. Class is instructed by Morgan Weed (Axe commercials, "The Greatest Showman"). Artistic Director states: "Voice-over acting is unlike any other type of acting. It requires an actor to make specific and original acting choices that are outside of the box. Moreover, you will be working in an exciting professional recording booth. The teacher will touch upon proper mic technique and things to consider when working in a confined space. "Focus of class: learn how to create animated characters for cartoons and feature films; work on naturalistic reads for commercials and radio spots; explore audio books, video games, and more in this cold read class. Final Showcase: Perform for loved ones and two top actively scouting voiceover talent agents." Classes run Saturdays, Jan. 26; Feb. 2, 9; Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Apr. 6, 13; May 4, 11, 18 from 11am-1pm at Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave., 10th fl. in the VO booth. Cost: $89 per class or $895 for all 13. Seeking—Student: 10-19. Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. Class size is capped. You must register in advance. You can register online as late as the morning of the class as long as there is room. Apply via backstage.com or contact A Class Act.

 

'ALL's WELL THAT ENDS WELL' – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 26 - Oxford Shakespeare Company – USA is seeking participants from across the US, UK & EU for a ten-day intensive workshop of training, masterclass and performance of All's Well That Ends Well in London & historic Castle Hedingham, Essex, birthplace of the earl of Oxford. Artistic director states: "This will be RSC and RADA-based work. Former instructor and director from RADA and the Globe scheduled to hold masterclass. Professionals and drama students. US, UK, EU cast." Rehearses July 10-14, 2019 in London, UK; runs July 15-18, 2019 in London and Castle Hedingham. Actors pay for the training, masterclass and travel. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States; United Kingdom). Submit a link to your video audition. For more info, visit oxfordshakespeare.org.

 

'MEAN GIRLS, the MUSICAL' INTENSIVE With BWAY CASTING DIRECTORS & More – MAY 27 DEADLINE - Werk With Bway is seeking participants for a Mean Girls workshop intensive. Founder states: "Get in loser, we're going to the Mean Girls Intensive this Summer! Work one-on-one in masterclasses with featured stars from BWAY's Mean Girls, learn healthy belting in Vocal Technique, receive three new auditions songs specifically chosen for you in Build Your Rep, learn music & choreography from members of Mean Girls' production team, improve your audition skillset with a Broadway casting director, and audition for a member of the Mean Girls creative team and receive personalized feedback. You'll have the time of your life at this five-day intensive and get the best training NYC has to offer - does it get anymore fetch than this? Our curriculum allows you to work in small groups of 10-12 to ensure you receive ample one-on-one time with the faculty. We also guarantee you will be coached in a masterclass with a featured Broadway guest artist! Our students have gone on to book Broadway shows, work regionally and attend the top musical theatre programs in the country. Werk! Past faculty includes Derek Klena (Dmitry in Broadway's Anastasia), Eden Espinosa (Elphaba in Broadway's Wicked), Chris Fitzgerald (three-time TONY Winner), Ali Ewoldt (Christine in Broadway's Phantom of the Opera), Gregory Treco (Burr in Broadway's Hamilton) and Caitlin Houlahan (Dawn in Broadway's Waitress). Faculty and guest artists for our Mean Girls Intensive to be announced soon." Intensive runs June 24-28, 2019 from 10AM-6PM at Studios 353 (353 W 48th St in NYC). Tuition: $1095 before April 29, 2019. After April 29, tuition increases to $1195. Seeking—Musical Theater Performers: Males & Females, 13+. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). For more information visit www.werkwithbway.com/meangirlsintensive. Apply here: https://bit.ly/2HByecf. Admission is rolling and space is limited. Be sure to upload your headshot, resume, and include a video link of a singing audition or live performance clip. Werk With Bway is a by-application and by-audition only program. Submit your application by May 27 for full consideration. Latecomers can submit until June 10 however we cannot guarantee that your application will be considered.

 

The NEW YORK PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY SUMMER INTENSIVE SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS – NOTICE EXPIRES JUNE 1 - The New York Performing Arts Academy is seeking prospective students for The New York Performing Arts Academy's 2019 Performing Arts Summer Intensive. Note: Auditions are for potential full or partial scholarships, and admittance to the Intensive. Program hours are Mon.–Thurs., 9am–5pm; orientation June 23; runs June 24-Aug. 1 in NYC. Note that this intensive requires a tuition fee of $4,800. Full and partial scholarships available for Performing Arts Summer Intensive. Seeking—Young Actors: 9-16; Young Singers/Musical Theater: 9-16; Actors: 17+. Seeking talent from Manhattan, New York NY. Actors: Prepare a one-minute monologue of your choosing. Singers/Musical Theater: Prepare a song selection not to exceed one-minute time limit. Dancers: Prepare a selection not to exceed one-minute time limit. Arrive prepared and warmed up prior to arriving. Register for the audition at https://nyperformingartsacademy.org/registration/

 

TEENS, The NEXT STEP, SUMMER INTENSIVE – NOTICE EXPIRES JULY 22 - Camp Broadway is seeking teen actors ages 14-17 for The Next Step's summer intensive. Community engagement manager states: "The Next Step offers a specialized musical theater intensive of musical theater classes taught by Broadway professionals for aspiring teen performers, ages 14-17, who have had some previous on-stage experience. A highly unique program, The Next Step weaves traditional musical theater training into an immersive theatrical environment designed to give participants the opportunity to understand what it’s really like to be a Broadway 'gypsy.' The Next Step places emerging triple-threats into a setting that surrounds an authentic audition process for a Broadway show. "More than any other program, The Next Step captures the essence of Camp Broadway’s mantra, 'develop your character.' Each element of the five-day event is designed to hone musical theater abilities, enhance interpersonal skills, and cultivate the habit of discipline that dedicated theatrical artists need to have. Through singing, dancing, and acting workshops, participants will 'discover their character,' be it an ingenue, a comedic performer, or a belting diva. Over the course of the five days, they will channel this character in preparation for The Next Step Showcase, performed at a famous NYC venue in the heart of Times Square. Camp Broadway’s team promises a program that uses the process of exploring art to inspire a more self-aware young artist. "Limited to 35 participants only." Workshop runs July 22-26  from 8:30AM-5:30PM (daily) at Open Jar Studios in NYC. Tuition: $1,595. Payment plans and scholarships available. Includes: five days (40 hours) of musical theater-intensive, triple-threat instruction by trained Broadway professionals, master classes with Broadway artists, Q&A sessions with industry professionals, a ticket to a Broadway show, program T-shirts, lunches, snacks, and water. Seeking—Teen Participant: Males & Females, 14-17, some previous on-stage experience recommended. Seeking talent from New York NY. Visit https://campbroadway.com/the-next-step/ for more info.

 

KIDS/TEENS, "A SIMPLE TREASURE" – NOTICE EXPIRES AUG. 3 - All Star Entertainment is seeking participants, ages 8-14, for All Star Kids NYC's three-week summer workshop production of their brand new original musical A Simple Treasure, to be performed at The Chain Theatre in NYC in August 2019. The three-week program will also include three master classes taught by industry professionals and Broadway performers, plus a special Parent Workshop on how to help their child succeed in the business! Synopsis: Abby Holmes is average in every way... chronically late, forgetful, and forever at the mercy of her older brother’s latest prank. But despite that, she thinks she has her world figured out. That is, until she and her two overachieving best friends, Sandy and Maya, discover a crazy plot to steal their town's famous long-lost treasure - an operation being masterminded by her very own school Principal! In order to save the treasure and her town, Abby must rally together an unlikely team of beatniks, brown-nosers, and (ugh) her sneaky brothers - using the power of research and a good prank or two along the way. What follows is a wild and daring adventure that will change their town - and their lives - forever! Rehearses in August 2019 in NYC; performs in August at The Chain Theatre at 312 W 36th Street in NYC. $1497 tuition fee required for the three-week Summer Musical Theatre workshop, including 3 master classes taught by industry professionals and Broadway performers and a parent workshop. Seeking—Singers & Actors: 8-14. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Admission to the program is by pre-screen video submission. For details about the audition process visit www.asimpletreasuremusical.com.