LIFE IS A CABARET AUDITION NOTICES - UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 18,2017  

 

BANDS/SOLOISTS/SHOWCASES:

'CELEBRATE RECOVERY!' – SEP. 5 & 13 – CAMARILLO - National Alliance on Mental Illness Ventura County & Newbury Park High School Theater Department is seeking performers and acts of all types for Celebrate RECOVERY!, a variety show dedicated to celebrating the depth and diversity of life in recovery with mental illness. Seeking individuals of all ages who have talent in writing, music, dance, poetry, comedy, and spoken-word to share their experiences via these mediums of living a successful, productive, and satisfying life despite having experienced a mental health crisis or living with a chronic condition. Celebrate RECOVERY! is a show about resiliency and hope. It’s designed to enlighten, inform, and entertain. The audience will want a snippet of what it feels like to be you, to walk in your shoes for a few minutes and gain a new perspective and deeper insight into life with mental illness. Rehearses Oct. 20; performs Oct. 21 at the Newbury Park High School Performing Arts Center, 456 Reino Rd., Newbury Park CA. No pay. Coordinator states: "This is a fundraiser to keep NAMI's services, programs, and advocacy free to the local community." Seeking—Performers (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, seeking performances in dance, music, song, poetry, spoken word, performance art, any and all preferable but not required to have mental health diagnosis or connection to community to celebrate life in recovery with mental illness. Seeking performers and acts across all spectrums of age, diversity, and performance types. To share in equal spotlight. Auditions by appointment Sep 5 from 5:30pm-8pm at Newbury Park High School Performing Arts Center (3755 Cullen Ct., Camarillo CA 91320) and Sep 13 from 10am-12noon & 6pm-8pm at NAMI VC Offices (5251 Verdugo Way, upstairs, Ste. K, Camarillo CA). Your piece for audition purposes should not exceed 10 minutes in length. Practice, practice, practice. Seeking entertainers who come across as experienced and professional. Your piece does not need to be memorized, but making a connection during the audition will be important. Tell about or perform your struggle, but focus on recovery. After all, the name of our show is Celebrate RECOVERY! Casting wants to leave the audience and each other at the end of the evening with a strong sense of hope. Use discretion when creating your piece.

 

DON'T TELL MAMA FALL SHOWCASES – SEP. 8, 12, 19 & 21 - Seth Productions is seeking talent for fall season showcases to be held weekly from September to December at Don't Tell Mama in NYC. Looking for musical theatre performers who want more exposure and experience in front of a live audience. Performers sing 2 songs and do patter in between. Company states: "'BroadwayWorld' Cabaret Award Nominee Seth Bisen-Hersh runs the showcases. HD videos are available for posting the same night. Industry guests are encouraged and comped; agents have signed and casting directors have cast talent before." Performs Sep. 19, Oct. 3, 5, 10, 17, and 24; Nov. 1, 7, 21, and 29; Dec. 5, 12, and 19. Shows at 7pm, rehearsals from 4:30pm-6:30pm the day of at Don't Tell Mama in NYC. Normal showcase requirement of 6 audience members (cheaper than the rest), or paying $10/person under 6. Seeking—Musical Theater Lead: Males & Females, 8-88. Auditions by appointment Sep 8 from 2pm-4:30pm, Sep 12 from 2pm-4:30pm, Sep 19 from 2pm-4:30pm and Sep 21 from 2pm-4pm at Don't Tell Mama (343 W. 46th St, New York NY 10036). Submit headshot/resumes to seth@sethbh.com for an appointment time. For more details, please visit http://www.sethbh.com/showcases3 . Company states: "Seth Bisen-Hersh has produced, accompanied, and emceed almost 500 showcases over 10 years, featuring over 2000 performers, including a few dozen who have performed on Broadway."

 

SING-ALONGS – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 15 - Ruckus Rockwell is seeking performers for sing-alongs. Synopsis: Two Saturday's a month, Ruckus Rockwell will be hosting a night filled with 90's nostalgic music in Hollywood featuring soloists who are funny and entertaining. There is a bar inside the venue, so drinking is encouraged for the audience. Rehearsals based around the availability of the performer in North Hollywood; runs Saturdays (7:30pm-9pm) in Hollywood CA. Pay is based on attendance. It is cabaret style performing so no union contract. Seeking—Singer (Lead): Males & Females, 22-70, performer must be a great singer with great comedic timing. Seeking talent from Valley Village; Los Angeles CA. Submit a clip of you performing to ruckusrockwell@gmail.com. You may be asked to attend an in-person audition.

 

LITTLE MAESTROS – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 16 - Little Maestros is seeking performers for a top NYC infant and toddler music program. Seeking experienced guitar players, pianists, drummers, and singers who love kids and love entertaining. Works in the NYC area. Pays per class/per party. Seeking—Guitarist-Vocalist (Lead): Males & Females, 22-65, seeking an experienced and at least intermediate guitar player/singer who can play barre chords. You must have boundless energy, a captivating stage presence, and must love kids; Vocalist (Supporting): Males & Females, 22-65, seeking an experienced vocalist who can memorize lyrics quickly, has boundless energy, and a captivating stage presence. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit via backstage.com or contact the company.

 

The LIVING LAKES: 'PERFORMING HOME' – SEP. 16 & 17 – CHICAGO - The Living Lakes Project is seeking performers who have musical, dance (modern/ballet/west-African), instrumental and devising ability for The Living Lakes project, part of the Performing Home show at Links Hall, devised by Anita Gonzalez and Joel Valentín-Martínez. Performers of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition. The Living Lakes considers migrations in the American Midwest. Artistic director states: "The Living Lakes is a new collaborative dance theater work with composer Jonathan Girling and media designer Will Simpson who recently opened the play The Kite Runner on the West End, London, UK." Rehearses Sep. 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, Oct. 1, 6, 7, and 8 in Chicago and Evanston IL; tech: Oct. 10-1; performances Oct. 13-15, 2017. Pays: $800 for rehearsal and performance. Seeking—Strong Male & Female Performers (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, seeking performers who have musical, dance (modern/ballet/west-African), instrumental, and devising ability. Auditions by appointment Sep 16 from 2pm-6pm and Sep 17 from 12noon-4pm at Ruth Page Center for the Arts (1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago IL 60610). Register at uniasu@aol.com. First 90 minutes of the audition begins with dance/movement, break, followed by individual auditions. Come prepared for dance/movement. Bring an a cappella song and be ready to improvise.

DRUNK MUSICALS Presents 'ROCKY HORROR SH*T SHOW' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 19 - KM Productions is casting Drunk Musicals, a monthly show to be featured at The West End Lounge. Note: Seeking male & female singer-actors over 21 with great comedic timing. Men and women of color and different ethnicities are highly encouraged to submit. Actors will get drunk while simultaneously trying to perform highlights from a well-known musical. Past shows include: "Thoroughly Drunkin Millie," "Drunkyll & Hyde," "The Pourducers," "Wasted: The Untold Story of Some Drunk Bitches from Oz," and "You're a Drunk man Charlie Brown." Next show is "Into the Booze (Into the Woods)," "Drunkintown: The Very Drunk Musical." Producer states: "Guaranteed to be a fun night full of laughter, drinking, and great memories." Rehearsal TBD; performs Oct. 2 (8pm) in NYC. Pay is based on ticket sales. You will get a commission and drink tickets. Seeking—Comedic Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 21+, seeking excellent singers with great comedic chops; must be able to improv and roll with the punches as well as following a script. Seeking talent from New York NY. Send a headshot, resume, and video reel to drunkmusicalsnyc@gmail.com. Do not submit if you are not available for the full day on Oct. 2.

'ON The SPOT' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 22 - On the Spot Productions is seeking singers for On the Spot, a new show that combines cabaret singers with improv scenes, creating a brand-new type of musical ... On the Spot. Singers will perform two songs of their choosing, with input from the director, informing the book for the musical. Rehearsals are Mondays before each performance date (2pm-4pm); runs every Monday (8pm) at the Broadway Comedy Club in NYC. Possible pay based on ticket sales. There are no requirements to sell tickets. Video copy of performance provided. Seeking—Singers (Lead): 18+, will perform two songs. Seeking talent from New York NY. Provide a link to audio or video, and indicate for which dates you are available in your submission. Casting solely from video and audio submissions. You must be available for rehearsal the Monday prior to your performance date. Each performer will be cast for one of the shows. For more info or to check out clips, visit www.onthespotnyc.com.

WEDDING BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 23 - Adm Talent is seeking two lead male singers for a top-notch wedding band. Record and film promo video ASAP in NYC. Pay is $600 per 4-hour wedding. Promo video is unpaid. Seeking—Singer (Lead): Male, 18-45, one Rock/Pop male singer and one RnB/Pop male singer. Seeking talent from New York NY. Send a video of your singing via backstage.com or contact the talent agency.

'SUPER TALENT SHOWCASE' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 25 - Bonner and Company is seeking all kinds of talent for a Super Talent Showcase. The top three acts will be offered their own headlined show produced by Ms. Bonner. Next "super showcases" held Sep. 7 and Sep. 29 at a well-known comedy club in Midtown NYC. Producer states: "Participants will be required to bring in a minimum of six prepaid audience members. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at door. There is a one drink minimum. The top three acts/performers chosen to headline their own show will receive 40% of the door of the show they headline." 6 tickets must be bought through ticket site a week before show date to secure your spot on stage. Seeking—All Types of Performers: Males & Females, 7-75, singers, dancers, magicians, comedians, comedy groups, poets, stand-up comedians, actors with great monologues, musicians, pianists, jugglers, and all kinds of unique acts. Participants under the age of 18 must have permission from parents or guardians to perform. Seeking talent from NJ; New York NY; CT; Philadelphia PA. Must provide a cover letter stating what you plan to do in the show, a photo/resume, and a link or video to a performance via backstage.com or contact the casting company. It is important that you provide a cover letter describing your act.

FEMALE SINGERS For PRIVATE EVENTS & WEDDINGS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 26 - Ben Mallare Events & Entertainment is seeking female singers with a broad repertoire for weddings and corporate events in California. Company states: "We are seeking professional singers to train as band leaders and possibly market for bookings in 2018. We are also seeking lead guitarists that sing for placement in our existing bands. It's an opportunity to join a community of working musicians and expand your network, as well as visit beautiful cities and venues. Join a constructive performance environment where we encourage each other to continually improve and refine our craft. Absolutely no attitudes - you will be well taken care of and introduced to some amazing places, but for the occasional show where we are asked to stretch outside of our comfort zone, you will be asked to stretch with the rest of the band. For the Singing Guitarist & Lead Singer positions, we are looking for interesting, versatile voices capable of singing multiple styles. A fresh, professional look is a must." Ongoing work in California, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, and Washington. Travel is based out of Burbank, California. Most shows perform on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, with the occasional weekday show. Pay is based on the length of the show and the distance from home, ranging from $200 to $500/event. Out-of-town travel, accommodations, some meals and a stipend provided. Seeking—Male and Females Singers (Lead): 21-45, ability to sing in the following styles: Top 40, Oldies 50s thru 90s, Country, R&B, Jazz Standards; experience as frontman/front-woman, with the ability to engage large crowds; skill and professionalism that matches the quality of our upscale private events; ability to learn large amounts of material in a short amount of time, often with only key provided; able to play long shows, sometimes up to 6 hours with sets as long as 90 minutes; able to transition from song to song without pausing (mandatory for events where guests are dancing); strong, polished look and personality; able to engage with audience and pump up the energy; professional, punctual, and prepared; flexible availability. Note: Company prefers full-time musicians who books a few weeks to a few months in advance; Guitarists Who Sing (Supporting): Males & Females, 21-45, skill and professionalism that matches the quality of our upscale private events; ability to learn large amounts of material in a short amount of time, often with only key provided; able to play long shows, sometimes up to 6 hours with sets as long as 90 minutes; able to transition from song to song without pausing (mandatory for events where guests are dancing); strong, polished look and personality; able to engage with audience and pump up the energy; professional, punctual, and prepared; flexible availability; able to start playing a song with very short notice from band leader. Note: Company prefers full-time musicians who books a few weeks to a few months in advance. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Email ben@benmallareacoustic.com with the following information: Name, email, and phone number; a brief description of who you are, what you do, and your experience; your qualifications; a live performance video.

WEDDING BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 27 - Adm Talent is casting R&B singer for high-end wedding band. Shooting promo video ASAP in NYC. Pays: $600 per four-hour wedding. Promo video shoot is unpaid. Seeking—R&B Singer (Lead): Male, 18-45. Seeking talent from New York NY. Include a video of your singing via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

QUINTESSENTIAL PLAYLIST BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 29 - Eon88keys Productions is hiring dynamic, versatile, soulful, and unique performers comfortable performing pop, r&b, rock, soul, in a wide range of eras and genres! Quintessential Playlist (QSP) performs medleys based on various themes for special events, community concerts, festivals, and fairs. (@QSPBK). Band is based and rehearses in Brooklyn. Live auditions being scheduled for Saturday, Sep. 9, 11am-1pm in Prospect Heights, Bklyn. Additional date/time TBD. Stipend for rehearsals, pay for gigs/shows. Seeking—Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18-40, Superstar singers!!; dynamic, versatile, Rock, R&B, Soul, Pop. Seeking talent from Brooklyn NY. Please include either video or audio reels, via backstage.com or contact the production company with pop style vocals if possible.

 

WEDDING BAND, LEAD SINGER – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 30 - Blonde Artist Management is seeking a lead singer for Hip Control (http://www.hipcontrolband.com), a 10-piece wedding/event band with great energy and a very personal, fresh sound. Coordinator states: "This band is formed by talented musicians who have been active in the NYC musical scene for several years, and got to know one another through working together on various projects and international tours with top-notch artists. They finally decided to team up and form a powerful, fun and innovative band that plays different styles and genres; from Latin music to rock, soul, funk, 70s, 80s & 90s classics as well as top 40 cover songs. This unique talent collective is comprised of a piano player, a guitarist, 3 incredible vocalists, a 3-piece horn section, and an excellent rhythm section." Various weddings/events throughout the year. Pays: $350 per wedding/event (rehearsals are included in this rate). Seeking—Lead Singer: Male 18-60, must be familiar with these genres: Latin, rock, soul, funk, 70s, 80s & 90s classics as well as top 40s. You must be an experienced singer, good at harmonies, and have great stage presence. Ability to dance is a plus. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit a resume and video of you singing via backstage.com or the management company.

'GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 1 - Steven Applegate, musical dir. is seeking a male back-up singer to join female artist and her two female back-up singers. Possibly three to five rehearsals plus soundcheck/show. Seeking a male back-up singer for a show in Palm Desert CA in October, and possible future events. There is pay for rehearsals as well as performances. Seeking—Male Back-Up Singer (Background/Extra): 30-50, to sing with two female back-up singers (solo opportunities also) in a 70-minute cabaret show. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Submit a pic and resume, and (if possible) a link to an audio or video sample of your work via backstage.com. Singers will be invited to audition based on experience. Charts available. Recordings available. Readers to the front of the line.

 

PRE/EARLY TEENS, NEXT STOP BROADWAY SHOWCASE' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 1 - Next Stop Broadway (Huntington Cabaret) is seeking eight experienced singers for a musical theater showcase for ages 11-14 at an NYC club. Limited time commitment. All cast members will be featured soloists, singing two solos throughout the show and a finale. Two private sessions with music director and director and finale rehearsals are scheduled on the same days. Sunday rehearsals TBD; Sunday afternoon show date to be scheduled around cast's availability in NYC. No pay. Cast will receive professionally recorded CD of the show. Seeking—Featured Singer: 11-14. Seeking talent from New York NY. Send video submission of a ballad and an uptempo song sung all the way through. Include resume and headshot. To submit, visit backstage.com or contact the cabaret.

NEW VOICES CABARET SEASON 7 – OCT. 3 – PHILADELPHIA - A-1 Entertainment is casting cabaret performers for New Voices Cabaret's seventh season at the Philadelphia Boys Choir Building. For more information and videos of past performances, visit the company's website. Cabaret shows are held the second Tuesday of every month, from October to May, 7:30pm-9pm at the Philadelphia Boys Choir Building, Philadelphia PA. No pay, but performers receive a video of their performances. Seeking—Cabaret Performers (Supporting): Males & Females, 18-64, looking for cabaret performers with great personalities and excellent voices. Audition by appointment Oct 3 from 11am-1pm at Philadelphia Boys Choir Building (1336 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia PA 19123). For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

NYE SHOWCASE – OCT. 7 – CASTRO VALLEY - Plethos Productions is casting Plethos Production's New Year's Eve Showcase, featuring musical and dance numbers as well as improv and artistry. Producers state: "We are looking for upbeat, funny, racy songs that make for a fun and dazzling night out as well as comedic improv teams/individuals for performance or dance ensembles." Rehearsals to be held in Castro Valley. Performs Dec. 31, in Hayward CA. Seeking—All Talent (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Audition by appointment Oct 7 from 2pm-4pm at Small Town Society (22222 Redwood Road, Castro Valley CA 94546). To sign up, visit www.tinyurl.com/y9d7d9l7. Prepare approximately one minute of a Broadway show tune.

'BOUND FOR BROADWAY' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 9 - Forslund Theatricals LLC and The West End Lounge is casting singers for Bound from Broadway's upcoming 8-year running popular industry-invited showcases. Producer states: "This is the premiere showcase in town & a great opportunity for anyone who wants to join. This is great for performers who need performance video footage. JDProductions is the premiere weekly showcase running and is not affiliated with any other showcases or venues and is proud to offer a different type of showcase in NYC, boasting a live entertainment emcee, free professionally edited videos for the performers, and a well-rehearsed diverse performance opportunity alongside talented industry professionals and composers, as well as high industry turn-out." Rehearses according to when talent is cast in NYC. Pays a percentage of ticket sales reimbursement. Performers will be required to sell tickets ranging from $10-$15 each, plus an accompanist fee ($50) is required for tech, show, and music rehearsals. Some pay (ticket sales reimbursement), plus free video copy provided The producers are seeking both union & non-union performers but no union contract is currently planned. Performers should check with their union before accepting any work. Seeking—Featured Soloist (Lead): Males & Females, 16-60. Seeking talent from New York NY. Auditions by appointment only in NYC. For an audition appointment, email pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the casting companies. An accompanist will be provided. You may also send video submissions to be considered immediately.

COME SING With The CRANKY CABARET! – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 12 - The Cranky Cabaret, a demented, fun filled revue packed with delightfully naughty, angry, edgy songs seeks singers for its mid-October cast! All styles of music welcomed, as long as it fits with our "cranky" theme! Besides a headshot and resume, please send vocal demo tracks or video links. Also, any cranky song ideas you have that you think you might like to sing, please let us know. Be as innovative or unconventional as you like! The Cranky Cabaret is NOT a “pay-to-sing!” Performs Oct. 14 & 15 in Manhattan. Rehearses October 7. Depends on ticket sales. Seeking—Strong Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. Please send vocal demo tracks or video links via backstage.com or contact the cabaret.

MEANWISE APP PARTY at L.A.'s The Mint – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 12 - Meanwise is seeking musicians and bands for a party hosted by the app Meanwise to be held at The Mint in L.A. Marketing manager states: "Reputable bands have already been booked and industry professionals will be at the event. Those cast will fill a slot of an impressive lineup of 4-5 bands." Performs Oct. 29 at The Mint in L.A. Marketing manager states: "Free gig at The Mint; enhanced exposure on our app, meanwise.com/download, and social media channels; and free promotional material to give out to fans." Band/Singer/Instrumentalist (Lead): Males & Females, 21-47, seeking talented musicians/bands who are active on social media. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Special submission instructions: Note if you are already on Meanwise (those already on the app will be given priority consideration). Attach links to your social media profiles or YouTube channels with your submission. Check us out at meanwise.com/download Invite code: M34NWISE. For more info on The Mint, visit http://themintla.com/.

 

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

 

 

 

 

CRUISES/RESORTS/THEME PARKS:

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN – VARIOUS DATES/LOCATIONS - Universal Studios Japan has commenced their annual search for new and exciting talent to join the team in Osaka, Japan. Producers state: "We are looking for passionate and talented individuals with a range of different abilities to fill a variety of exciting positions throughout the park. For more info about the auditions, visit www.usjauditions.com.au/faqs/ Contracts up to 13 months are being offered for Osaka, Japan. Attractive compensation packages are on offer for successful performers, as well as quarterly completion bonuses attached to every contract. You will also receive other great benefits like: Paid round trip airfares, Accommodation, Per diem allowance to cover food expenses, Train pass, Bicycle, Mobile phone, Gym membership, And travel insurance. Seeking—Actors, Dancers Who Sing Well & Singers Who Move Well: Males & Females, 18+. Auditions Aug. 12 in Salt Lake City UT; Aug. 14 & 15 in Hollywood CA; Aug. 18 in Chicago IL; Aug. 21 & 22 in Orlando FL; Aug. 25 & 26 in New York City; Aug. 29 & 30 in Atlanta GA; Sep. 3-5 in London; Sep. 9 & 10 in Brisbane; Sep. 13 & 14 in Sydney and Sep. 17 & 18 in Melbourne, Australia. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. Register online for an audition at www.usjauditions.com.au/register/ to receive audition appointment, location and time.

 

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE HOLDINGS – SEP. 13 - Eisenberg/Beans Casting is seeking singers and dancers for various Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings itineraries. VP Entertainment states: "Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is committed to raising the bar on what can be expected from at-sea entertainment. We can and do deliver A-list productions with amazing directors like Warren Carlyle, Patti Wilcox, and Tiger Martina, with competitive salaries and professional working environments (and of course, the bonus of cruising to some of the world’s most beautiful destinations!). It’s an exciting time to become a part of the Norwegian family." Many immediate contracts are available. 7-month contracts throughout 2017 and 2018. Itineraries: Ports in Miami, Tampa, New York, New Orleans, Boston, Europe, etc. Cruises to Bahamas, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Alaska, Bermuda, Hawaii, and many more. Pays: $700/wk. min. for dancers and $1,000/wk. min. for singers. Seeking—Vocalists (Lead): Males & Females, 18 to 30-year-old women and men. Seeking all ethnicities. Must be a strong singer in many styles and a strong mover, with a lean and fit physique. Submit for an appointment. Open Casting Call Sep 13 at 10am for dancers (sign-up 9am) at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., 17A, New York NY 10018). This is an open call for dancers only. Come prepared to dance, with a picture/resume stapled together. Bring jazz shoes, character shoes/heels, and tap shoes. You may be asked to stay and dance again throughout the afternoon. To submit for a vocal appointment or if unable to attend dance call, email picture/resume to cruise@ebcastingco.com with Subject Line: "NCL [Singer/Dancer] [Female/Male]." For more info, visit www.ebcastingco.com/cruise.

 

BELINDA KING CREATIVE PRODUCTIONS For SEABOURNE CRUISE LINE – SEP. 13, 14 & 18 – NYC/NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Belinda King Creative Productions is seeking world-class singers for Belinda King Creative Productions aboard elite cruise line, Seabourn. Repertoire features exclusive new partnership with Oscar-winning lyricist Sir Tim Rice on the creation of An Evening With Sir Tim Rice. Select casts will perform alongside Sir Tim on specialty cruises. Requirements include exceptional vocal harmony skills and good movement skills. Broadway or national tour credits preferred. No previous cruise experience required. Must be aged 21 and over. Guest areas aboard Seabourn include the award-winning The Spa and The Grill by Thomas Keller. Unique itineraries feature Europe, Australia, Antarctica, Asia, Caribbean, India, North and South America. Opportunities available throughout 2017 and 2018 - including the inaugural cast of Seabourn Ovation, launching spring 2018. All rehearsals take place in England at BK Studios. Onboard pay: $5,000 to $7,500 per month, depending on managerial roles, professional experience, and Broadway credits. Flights and accommodation provided throughout. Mandatory Visa and ENG1 Medical costs covered. Seeking—F1 (Lead): Female, 21-45, a "vocal diva" with an understanding of all vocal genres; a richness in the lower register and a flexible pop "belt"; a more lyrical quality up to an F is also required; F2 (Lead): Female, 21-45, a "leading lady" with an understanding of all vocal styles; the ability to interpret one or two classical items - but the majority of the repertoire is pop-based. Range: A (below middle C) to a top A; M1 (Lead): Male, 21-45, a "front man" who has a solid understanding of all pop styles and a lyrical vocal quality for lighter, higher material is required. Range: Low A to top A; B-flat is an advantage; a vocally strong and charismatic "leading man" who is able to perform pop, rock, R&B, and musical theater material. Range: Low A to top A. B-flat is an advantage. Some repertoire includes one or two classical items. For some repertoire, the ability to demonstrate a safe full mix up to B natural, not a belt. Auditions by appointment Sep 13 from 10am-6pm and Sep 14 from 2pm-6pm at Pearl Studios (519 8th Ave., New York NY 10018, Studio G); and Open Casting Call Sep 14 from 10am-1pm at Pearl Studios (519 8th Ave., New York NY 10018, Studio J). Audition by appointment Sep 18 from 10am-5pm at Debbie Reynolds Studios (6514 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood CA 91606). Come prepared with the audition material, available to download via Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6xiku24403cky4v/AADXGyXcgJjvVDJH9Mx4pykSa?dl=0. Audition panel will feature Belinda King and West End Musical Director Andy Read. Movement Call by choreographer Pasha Budennyi. Callback workshops by appointment Sep 15 in New York NY and Sep 19 in North Hollywood.

 

PRINCESS CRUISE LINES – SEP. 14 - Princess Cruises is seeking singers and dancers for fall and winter contract start dates for 2017 to be a part of Princess Cruise Lines' production shows. Casting states: "These dynamic and visually stunning shows are developed by top Broadway, West End and music industry directors, and choreographers including our newest collaborations, 'Magic To Do' and 'Born To Dance' with Stephen Schwartz, composer of 'Wicked,' 'Pippin,' and 'Godspell.' Offering exciting itineraries spanning the globe, Princess is one of the leaders in providing award winning onboard entertainment at sea." Start dates are ongoing for L.A. rehearsals and then onboard around the world. Specifically looking for contracts starting rehearsals between November 2017-January 2018. Competitive professional compensation provided plus food and accommodations. The producers are seeking both union and nonunion performers for this production, but no union contract is currently planned. Union performers should check with their union before accepting any work. Seeking—Male Vocalists: 18-45, seeking excellent vocalist who can do Broadway, rock, and contemporary pop; seeking high baritones to Tenors, with a full voice to A4; must be strong actors and move well; Female Vocalists: 18-45, seeking excellent vocalist who can do Broadway, rock and contemporary pop; specifically interested in women with a full rock belt up to at least a C above middle C who also have a soprano range to a G5 minimum. There are no belt-only tracks on the ship. Must be strong actors move well. Open Casting Call Sep 14 at 2pm for singers (sign in begins at 1:30pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., 16th fl., New York NY 10018). Singers, prepare 16 bars of two contrasting songs, the first should be rock, contemporary pop, or R&B, and the second should be Broadway/West End musical theater that best shows off their range. Women should prepare a theater song that shows off their soprano. Bring sheet music and an accompanist will be provided. You will not be allowed to sing without sheet music. Performers should lead with their contemporary pop, rock, or R&B song first. They may not be asked to do their musical theatre song. In addition, singers may be asked to come back for a movement call later that day. Bring pix & resumes. If you are unable to attend, submit materials to www.princesscruisesentertainment.com.

CRUISE & MARITIME VOYAGES – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 17 - Global Maritime Group is casting for Cruise & Maritime Voyages. Rehearsals and performances run throughout 2017, aboard Cruise & Maritime Voyages, throughout Athens, Greece, and the UK. Competitive pay. Seeking—Vocalists/Hosts (Supporting): Male, 18+, must have the ability to sing, harmonize and act within production shows, deliver solo cabarets and host social activities to a mature audience; lounge musicians/singers with wide repertory and excellent communication skills. Seeking talent from London, England. To apply, submit CV and links to performance footage via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'BILLBOARD ONBOARD,' HOLLAND AMERICA LINE, MUSIC WALK – SEP. 18 - Windish Music & Productions is seeking advanced singing pianists for Billboard Onboard, an exciting live music venue on Holland America Line luxury cruise ships. Billboard Onboard is a two-person collaborative piano show that celebrates a wide range of Billboard's popular hits in an interactive musical experience. Seeking performers with a high level of musicianship and showmanship as a vocalist and pianist. Must have extensive knowledge and performance experience in chart-topping songs from 1950s-present. Pre-formed groups are welcome. Rehearsals are scheduled for two weeks in the Greater Philadelphia PA area prior to start of contract. Performance contracts are three months onboard one of Holland America Line's Vista, Signature, or Pinnacle class ships. Cruise itineraries include: Caribbean, Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Baltic, Alaska, Canada & New England, and more. Pays: $1,200-$1,500/wk., based on skill level and experience. Musicians will have guest entertainer status. Travel, onboard meals, and single cabin provided. Seeking—Singing Pianist: 18-45. Audition by appointment Sep 18 from 12noon-6pm at Smash Studios (307 W. 36th St., 18th fl., Studio A, New York NY 10018). Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. For an appointment time, email billboardonboard@windishmusic.com and title the subject line "Billboard Onboard Audition." Include the following in your submission: letter of interest, headshot, resume, video reel/YouTube links of recent performances (if applicable), repertoire list of popular Top 40 songs for which you are proficient. Musical excerpts will be provided with an audition confirmation.

BELINDA KING CREATIVE PRODUCTIONS For SEABOURN CRUISE LINE & SIR TIM RICE – SEP. 18 – NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Belinda King Creative Productions is seeking world-class singers for Belinda King Creative Productions aboard elite cruise line, Seabourn. Repertoire features exclusive new partnership with Oscar-winning lyricist Sir Tim Rice on the creation of An Evening with Sir Tim Rice. Select casts will perform alongside Sir Tim on specialty cruises. Requirements include exceptional vocal harmony skills and good movement skills. Broadway or national tour credits preferred. No previous cruise experience required. Must be aged 21 and over. Guest areas aboard Seabourn include the award-winning The Spa and The Grill by Thomas Keller. Unique itineraries feature Europe, Australia, Antarctica, Asia, Caribbean, India, North and South America. Opportunities available throughout 2017 and 2018 - including the inaugural cast of Seabourn Ovation, launching spring 2018. All rehearsals take place in England at BK Studios. Onboard pay: $5,000 to $7,500 per month, depending on managerial roles, professional experience, and Broadway credits. Flights and accommodation provided throughout. Mandatory Visa and ENG1 Medical costs covered. Seeking—F1 (Lead): Female, 21-45, a "vocal diva" with an understanding of all vocal genres; a richness in the lower register and a flexible pop "belt"; a more lyrical quality up to an F is also required; F2 (Lead): Female, 21-45, a "leading lady" with an understanding of all vocal styles; the ability to interpret one or two classical items - but the majority of the repertoire is pop-based. Range: A (below middle C) to a top A; M1 (Lead): Male, 21-45, a "front man" who has a solid understanding of all pop styles and a lyrical vocal quality for lighter, higher material is required. Range: Low A to top A; B-flat is an advantage; M2 (Lead): Male, 21-45, a vocally strong and charismatic "leading man" who is able to perform pop, rock, R&B, and musical theater material. Range: Low A to top A. B-flat is an advantage. Some repertoire includes one or two classical items. For some repertoire, the ability to demonstrate a safe full mix up to B natural, not a belt. Audition by appointment Sep 18 from 10am-5pm at Debbie Reynolds Studios (6514 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood CA 91606). Come prepared with the audition material, available to download via Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6xiku24403cky4v/AADXGyXcgJjvVDJH9Mx4pykSa?dl=0. Audition panel will feature Belinda King and West End Musical Director Andy Read. Movement Call by choreographer Pasha Budennyi. Callback workshop Sep 19.

CEDAR FAIR WINTERFEST – SEP. 18 - Cedar Fair is seeking singers who move well and singer-dancers for WinterFest at various theme parks nationwide with casting services provided by RWS Entertainment Group. Seeking non-Equity performers, over the age of 18, with dynamic personalities, who are able to entertain by connecting with an audience. Theme park, cruise ship, and children’s theatre credits are a plus. WinterFest 2017 will feature three holiday-themed live shows: Cool Yule Christmas - Seeking male and female vocalists with a strong pop/contemporary sound and presence. Belters and tenors/baritenors who move extremely well. Rehearses Nov. 10-22; for Holly Jolly Trolley: Seeking male and female vocalists with a classic/Broadway sound for a Turn of the Century feel. Sopranos, altos, tenors and baritones who move well. Rehearses Nov. 13-22; for Charlie Brown's Christmas Spectacular - Seeking male and female singer-dancers with a strong pop/contemporary sound and presence. Will be featured as singers and will dance with the dancers. Rehearses Nov. 10-22. Performances for all three shows will run Nov. 24-26, and Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-23, 26-30, 2017. Theme Park performance locations: Worlds of Fun (Kansas City MO); Kings Island (Cincinnati OH); and Carowinds (Charlotte NC). Pays: $600/wk. Lodging provided. Shared cast rental cars also provided on site. Seeking—Male & Female Singers Who Move Well: 18-35; Male & Female Singer-Dancers: 18-35. Open Casting Call Sep 18 at 10am for female singer-dancers & 2pm for male singer-dancers at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., 4th fl., New York NY 10018). Prepare two contrasting 16-bar pop/rock or musical theatre selections showing range and personality. Bring sheet music in correct key; accompanist will be provided. Bring headshot and resume stapled together. You may be called back to dance later the same day; bring dance clothes/shoes.

DISNEY CRUISE LINE – SEP. 19 - Walt Disney Parks Talent Casting is casting a repertory company of 24 performers to portray roles in each of Disney Cruise lines musical theatre style productions. The Disney Dream awarded Best Overall Large Cruise Ship 2017 by Cruise Critic, now including our newest Mainstage show based on Walt Disney Picture’s Live Action "Beauty and the Beast!" The Disney Fantasy, 2017 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice award. Toronto rehearsal begins late December 2017 with onboard performance contract ending early September 2018. Competitive pay rates, travel, room & board, guest sailing privileges, significant contract completion bonus, and additional benefits. EOE. Seeking—Genie: Male, 25-35, 5'11''+, the fantastical magic-maker made famous in the film Aladdin, excellent comic actor, a’la Robin Williams/principal vocalist with improvisational skills, strong bari-tenor to G. Portrays other roles in the repertory; “Le Fou:” Male, 25-35, Gaston's adoring hanger-on buddy, seeking an accomplished stage comedian, must be able to sing. Portrays other roles in the repertory; lead; “Jasmine:” Female, 18+, plays 18-22, 5’2''-5’6'', soprano with a strong mix, contemporary musical theatre/Disney princess sound; beautiful, sense of humor, independent and feisty; desperately longs to experience life beyond the castle walls. Must be physically fit with strong, fit core. Portrays other roles in the repertory; principal; “Sophia:” Female, 20-29, youthful female, 5'3''. Natural actor and strong singer, ethnically diverse, to play Dr. Greenaway’s 13-year-old daughter. Current, contemporary, hip, and upbeat with a winning spirit. Portrays other roles in the repertory; Disney Princess: Female, 18-39, various roles; quintessential Disney princess. Strong singer with mix/belt – Disney princess sound. Must dance. Portrays other roles in the repertory; Kayla/Nicole: Female, 18+, to portray high school senior. Strong singer, dancer & actor. Funny sidekick, feisty with a big personality, soprano, Pop/Broadway style, low F-high G mix. Portrays other roles in the repertory; lead. Open Casting Call Sep 19 at 10am for male vocalists (sign-in 9am-10am) & 2pm for female vocalists (sign-in 1pm-2pm) at Pearl Studios (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018). Provide a current headshot and resume. Prepare 16 bars of a musical selection and provide sheet music in correct key. Callbacks Sep. 20-22. Must be 18+. We strongly encourage performers from all cultural backgrounds to attend. For more info, visit www.disneyauditions.com.

CELEBRITY CRUISES – SEP. 19 – LONDON - Celebrity Cruises Productions is seeking performers for their groundbreaking productions aboard their fleet of nine ships. Season runs through 2017, with 6-8 month contracts available. Competitive wages & lodging. Seeking—Male 1 (Supporting): 18-35, bari-tenor, larger-than-life stature, personality and voice to match, must have excellent comedic timing, be comfortable and confident in drag a la Miss Trunchbull, capable of singing both pop and classical music and able to hold harmonies, improv experience a plus, require height of 5’8”-6’1”, athletic build and strong movement a must, men should be comfortable shirtless; Male 2 (Supporting): 18-35, tenor, pop/rock tenor who must be comfortable singing to a C, forced falsetto a la Jersey Boys a plus, require height of 5’8”-6’1”, athletic build and strong movement a must, men should be comfortable shirtless; Male 3 (Supporting): 18-35, bari-tenor, strong, handsome and athletic leading man, must be able to sustain an A comfortably, playing an instrument, aerial experience and rap a plus but not necessary, diversity strongly encouraged, require height of 5’8”-6’1”, athletic build and strong movement a must, men should be comfortable shirtless; Female 1 (Supporting): 18-35, pop/rock belter, pop/rock diva, gorgeous and fit (can be curvy), must have high belt to F, sexy commanding presence that is full of star quality, diversity strongly encouraged, height of 5’3”-5’9″, athletic build and strong movement a must; Female 2 (Supporting): 18-35, pop/opera/MT soprano (legit to D6 comfortably, belt to a D, mix/belt to an F5), must be able to play both ethereal and quirky, must be confident as both a belter and rich mezzo soprano, great comedic timing a plus, height of 5’3”-5’9″, athletic build and strong movement a must. Audition by appointment Sep 19 at 9:30am for agency call (must have agent submit your spotlight profile for consideration) & Open Casting Call at 1:30pm at Pineapple Dance Studios (7 Langley St, London, England WC2H 9JA). Bring a stapled headshot and resume to the audition. Vocalists should bring their best 16 bars (preferably pop/rock) and have a contrasting piece ready if asked. An accompanist will be provided at the auditions and sheet music in the proper key is required. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the production company.

SIX O'CLOCK STUDIOS – SEP. 21 - Six O'Clock Studios is holding auditions for various cruise lines performing opportunities. Contract dates and rehearsal locations, etc. to be determined on the successful booking of a contract. Seeking people with an immediate and open-ended availability. Pays: $4,000-$5,300+ per month for Singers Who Dance. Pays: $3,000-$3,500+ per month for Dancers Who Sing. Seeking—Singers Who Dance (Lead): Males & Females, 18-38, lead production singers who dance to a high standard; Dancers Who Sing (Lead): Males & Females, 18-38, dancers who sing to a high standard. Audition by appointment Sep 21 in New York NY. Callback Sep 22. Ensure you are available for both the audition and callback days of auditions before applying to this casting call. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the studios.

KNOTT's MERRY FARM (KNOTT's BERRY FARM) HOLIDAY SHOWS – SEP. 25 & 27 – SANTA FE SPRINGS - Knott's Berry Farm is casting Knott's Merry Farm's holiday shows. Productions include It’s The Merriest Christmas Show Ever, Charlie Brown at the Calico Mine Stage, the Calico Saloon Christmas Show and A Christmas Carol & The Gift of the Magi at the Birdcage Theatre. Rehearsals begin November 2017 in Buena Park CA. Seeking—Male and Female Dancers Who Sing: 18+, versatile and dynamic dancer/singers. Ballet, Jazz & Musical Theatre dance skills are required. Dance combinations will be taught at the audition. Please wear appropriate dance attire. Please prepare a standard musical theatre song selection. Accompanist will be provided. No CD’s. All Ethnicities. Please bring photo and resume. Performers must be at least 18 years of age. Rehearsals begin November 2017; male & Female Singer-Actors: 18+, strong charismatic male and female singer/actor/comedians to portray characters, Dakota Dan and Cameo Kate. Both roles require strong personalities with endless amounts of showmanship. Please prepare two musical theatre selections that show personality and range. Accompanist will be provided. No CD’s. A movement combination will be taught at the audition. DAKOTA DAN is a suave, slightly rough around the edges gentleman that also works as the saloon proprietor. Vocal range: Baritone. CAMEO KATE is a clever, confident Saloon hostess with a strong personality and womanly charm and always ready to burst into song. Vocal range: Alto-mezzo soprano. All ethnicities encouraged. Knott’s Berry Farm Entertainment is seeking strong charismatic male and female actor-singers who will make up the ensemble casts for both A CHRISTMAS CAROL and THE GIFT OF THE MAGI. Auditions Sep. 25 for Dancers Who Sing at 10am (sign in begins at 9:30am) and Sep. 27 for Singer-Actors at 11am & 1pm at Santa Fe Springs Dance Center (9730 Alburtis Ave. Santa Fe Springs CA 90670). Seeking talent from Buena Park CA. Bring photo and resume. Wear appropriate dance attire.

PRINCESS CRUISES LIVE PERFORMANCES – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 26 - Princess Cruises is casting Princess Cruises. Project description: "These dynamic and visually stunning shows are developed by top Broadway, West End, and music industry directors and choreographers. Offering exciting itineraries spanning the globe, Princess is one of the leaders in providing award-winning onboard entertainment at sea." Contract starts September 2017. Professional pay. Contracts are a six-month minimum. Accommodations and meals provided onboard. Seeking—Singers: Males & Females, 20-44, seeking excellent male and female vocalists who move well and who can do Broadway, rock and contemporary pop, seeking high baritones to tenors, full voice high G above middle C, specifically interested in women with a full rock belt up to at least a C above middle C who also have a soprano range. Seeking talent from San Francisco CA. Submit your availability, height, and CV via backstage.com or contact the cruise company as soon as possible.

'LEGENDS In CONCERT' – SEP. 30 DEADLINE - On Stage Entertainment is casting for Legends in Concert, in Las Vegas. Project description: "Looking for fresh new talent to add to their list of characters. For more info, visit www.legendsinconcert.com" Performances are ongoing in Las Vegas NV. Some pay. Seeking—Tribute Artists/Acts: Males & Females, 21-40, seeking tribute artists/acts for Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Madonna (80's look preferred), David Bowie, Elton John (70's era look preferred), Whitney Houston, Tina Turner (70's era look preferred), Prince, Bob Marley, Freddie Mercury, Beyoncè, Mariah Carey. Seeking talent from Las Vegas NV. Submit all promo materials via backstage.com or contact the casting company by Sep. 30.

'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' – OCT. 2 – ESCONDIDO - Welk Resort Theatre is casting A Christmas Carol (Menken version), playing at the Welk Theatre. Rehearsals begin Oct. 23 and schedule will be available at the auditions. Show runs Nov. 17-Dec. 31 (Wed./Thurs./Sat./Sun. matinees at 1pm and Thurs./Sat. evenings at 8pm) in Escondido CA. No conflicts will be accepted with rehearsals or performances. This is a non-union call (however, there is one possible Equity Tier 3 Guest Artist contract). The pay rate for children under 16 is $11/hr. for all rehearsals and performances. Adult pay is $11/hr. for rehearsals and $19/hr. for performances–-approx. $399/wk. depending on number of performances per week. Seeking—Strong Singers Who Move Well & Strong Dancers Who Sing (Lead): Males & Females, must sing, move/dance and be excellent character actors able to play multiple roles. This is an ensemble piece with a cast of 14 playing multiple roles so think ahead and be prepared to show different characters on different readings. All ethnicities, ages, and types are welcome and appropriate for all roles. The 3 Spirits have been cast. Roles include Scrooge, Cratchitt, Young Marley at 18, Mrs. Cratchitt, Emily, Grace Smythe, Martha Cratchit, Fan at 10, Tiny Tim/Scrooge at 8, Fred, Young Ebeneezer at 18, Marley, Mr. Fezziwig, and Scrooge at 12/Jonathan. Open Casting Call Oct 2 at 10am (sign-in 9:30am) at Welk Resorts Theatre (8860 Lawrence Welk Dr., Escondido CA 92026). Bring picture and resume, and 32 bars of sheet music in correct key; accompanist will be provided. Come prepared to sing, dance (bring tap shoes and character shoes), and to stay for reading if asked. Children must be home schooled; possible housing for L.A. area and beyond actors. Housing is extremely limited – you must indicate on your audition form if housing is needed as it will affect casting decisions.

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE – OCT. 2 - RWS Entertainment Group is seeking singers and singer-dancers for productions aboard Holland America Line’s luxury ships. Rehearsals in NYC. Casting will be ongoing for contracts starting in 2017 and early 2018. Worldwide itineraries. No cruise staff duties. Pays: $900-1,200/wk. for singers. $600-$800/wk. for dancers. Seeking—Male Singers and Singer-Dancers (Lead): 18+, any ethnicity; should read late 20s to early 40s. 5’9” or taller; attractive, masculine performers who can command a stage and tell a story – think leading man; sensational tenors and bari-tenors with strong falsetto; contemporary sounding voices with the ability to perform pop/rock; strong harmonizing skills a must. Must be comfortable with guest interaction. Must move well/dance. Note: RWS is now able to contract performers 18 and over for Holland America Line, as opposed to the previous age limit of 21 and over; Female Singers and Singer-Dancers (Lead): 18+, any ethnicity; should read late 20s to early 40s. 5’4” or taller; attractive, mature performers who can command a stage and tell a story; sensational belters with strong mix/head; contemporary sounding voices with the ability to perform pop/rock; strong harmonizing skills a must; must be comfortable with guest interaction; must move well/dance. Note: RWS is now able to contract performers 18 and over for Holland America Line as opposed to the previous age limit of 21 and over. Open Casting Call Oct 2 at 10am for female singers and singer-dancers & 2pm for male singers and singer-dancers at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018). Singers and Singer-Dancers: Prepare 16 bars of a pop/rock or contemporary musical theatre song showing range and personality. Have a contrasting selection ready in case you are asked. Bring sheet music in correct key; accompanist will be provided. Bring headshot and resume, stapled together. You may be called back to move later the same day; bring dance clothes/shoes.

'BELIEVE In The MAGIC' – OCT. 6 – LAS VEGAS - BESTAgency is casting the Believe in the Magic, annual holiday show - back after a four-year hiatus - at the Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas NV. Rehearsals start mid-November. Performances run Nov. 24-26, Dec. 1-3, 8-10 & 15-24, at the Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas NV. Dates are subject to change. Show times are 12noon, 2pm, 4pm & 6pm; must be available for all show times. Pays $100/day for rehearsal days; $250/day for show days for Singer/Dancers; Pays $50/day for rehearsals; $175/day for show days for Dancers (four shows max per day). Seeking—Singer-Dancers (Supporting): Female, 18-40, professional, trained singer/dancers who are versatile and able to sing pop-type songs with a strong belt and standards, must be able to perform basic dance moves, above basic is preferred. Open Casting Call Oct 6 from 2pm-3pm (1:30pm sign-in) at BESTAgency (5801 S Decatur Blvd. Suite 110, Las Vegas NV 89118). Singer/dancers should wear dance appropriate clothing and character heels and prepare two pop-type songs; you will need to bring your own track(s) Bring one non-returnable head shot; more photos may be requested depending on previous experience. You may be turned away if you arrive late or do not arrive per the requirements.

 

 

 

 

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'SON Of MAN' the MUSICAL – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 15 - Ezekiel Drama Ministry is casting Son of Man, a musical. Synopsis: What if Jesus’ life and work had taken place in Korea instead of Israel? Under this imaginary framework, the musical, Son of Man, is set in Korea in 1910, a turbulent year in which the fate of Korean history was forever changed. This fresh take on God’s sacrifice for humanity as a man paints his physical, mental, and spiritual suffering in a new light through 22 stunning original compositions. Director states: "Since its debut in Korean language in September 2016, Son of Man has attracted attention from many Korean audiences and media, and the English version will be introduced to American audiences for the first time in October 2017. A cast and crew full of talent and love for God, including Soo Chyun, the director, writer, and composer of the hit musical 'Maroo Village'; Nara Choi, who entered her work in the 2018 Winter Olympics G-2 cultural event; and Christine Chung, a vocal trainer with 25 years of opera and worship experience, will deliver a deeply moving and impactful message of the gospel in the span of two hours." Ezekiel Theater Company, a professional Christian theater company, was founded by theater professionals and actors who have been active for decades in their respective fields with the purpose of expanding the audience from Christians to the general public. Rehearses for four vocal works (date TBD) and two run-throughs in the greater Los Angeles CA area. This is a volunteer position. Seeking—Vocalist Ensemble Volunteer (Chorus/Ensemble): 18-30, open casting call for volunteer choir members to join the cast of Son of Man, a new musical premiering at the Downey Civic Theatre; set in 1910 Korea, the musical tells the story of Jesus Christ in a more modern parallel. Seeking talent from Los Angeles, Orange, Brea, Riverside, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Corona, Yorba Linda, Tustin, Whittier, Covina, Torrance, La Mirada, Downey, Gardena, Redondo Beach, Buena Park, Cerritos, Inglewood, Glendale, Pasadena, La Crescenta-Montrose, Burbank, Los Angeles CA. Interested performers should send in a headshot and resume and may be asked to send a vocal performance via backstage.com or contact the ministry.

 

'The HUNCHBACK Of NOTRE DAME' CHOIR ONLY – SEP. 16, 19 & 28 – WHITE PLANS/NYC - The White Plains Performing’s Arts Center, a professional, non-profit regional theatre is seeking choral singers for the NY regional premiere of Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The show features Music & Lyrics by Alan Menken ("Newsies," "Aladdin") and Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked," "Pippin") and features a 32-person choir that is on stage (book in hand, no memorization required) for the duration of the show. These are non-acting, non-dancing roles for singers. These are for CHOIR PARTS ONLY! Actor auditions held at a later date. Those interested in the choir who are also interested in an “actor role” can do both but they must re-audition for the “actor” role when those dates are posted. If cast as an acting role at a later date and are already in the choir, casting can simply move you out of the choir into the company. Tech week: Dec. 16–21; show runs Dec. 22-23 & 27-30 and Jan. 4-7 & 10-14 in White Plains NY. *Please Note: We do not perform on ANY holidays. Performances range from 3 to 4 shows per week and play mainly weekends. Rehearsals will be a selected weekday evening and/or a weekend day beginning in October. The schedule will be flexible based on people’s availability and solidified upon casting which may also shorten the rehearsal process. Please make sure to bring any and all conflicts to the audition. EMC points available for those interested, but these are volunteer positions. Seeking—8 Sopranos (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18+, range: A3-D6. Participants should be experienced choristers/singers, able to read/understand demanding music well with knowledge and proper pronunciation of choral Latin; 8 Mezzo-Sopranos (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18+, range: F#3-G5. Participants should be experienced choristers/singers, able to read/understand demanding music well with knowledge and proper pronunciation of choral Latin; 8 Tenors (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18+, range: A2-B4. Participants should be experienced choristers/singers, able to read/understand demanding music well with knowledge and proper pronunciation of choral Latin; 4 Baritones (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18+, range: G-sharp2 to A4. Participants should be experienced choristers/singers, able to read/understand demanding music well with knowledge and proper pronunciation of choral Latin; 4 Basses (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18+, range: F-sharp2 to G4. Participants should be experienced choristers/singers, able to read/understand demanding music well with knowledge and proper pronunciation of choral Latin; Alternates/All Vocal Parts (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, to fill select parts should conflicts be an issue, to ensure we always have 32 singers per show. Participants should be experienced choristers/singers, able to read/understand demanding music well with knowledge and proper pronunciation of choral Latin. Auditions by appointment Sep 16 from 11am-4pm and Sep 19 from 7pm-10pm at White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains NY 10601) and Sep 28 from 7pm-10pm at Nola Studios (Studio F, New York NY). To make an appointment, call 914/328-1600, (Mon.-Fri., 11am-5pm) or email auditions@wppac.com with the date of the requested audition day and "Choir" in the subject line. Walk-ins welcome but appointments preferred. Do not leave a message. Include name, phone #, approximate time you’d like to audition. Video Submissions: Company will accept video submissions from singers who cannot attend the audition dates. Those who attend in person will be given priority. Videos must have you singing with accompaniment ideally from the show. Prepare one of the sections of the pieces listed below or a piece that shows off range, from or in the style of the score. If your song choice does not include these ranges, you will be vocalized to the extreme ends of the required range. Must bring sheet music in the correct key if not singing one of these selections. A piano accompanist will be provided but will not transpose. Charts are not acceptable; no CDs and no unaccompanied singing. Bring a picture & resume, stapled back-to-back.

JUKEBOX BROADWAY – SEP. 22 DEADLINE - Stargazer Productions is seeking Male Vocal Quarter for live musical production of Jukebox Broadway. Company states: "Seeking tenor, 2nd tenor, baritone and bass. Seeking principals and subs. Must be primarily a group singer and able to handle lead vocals as well. The show consists of medleys that includes over 65 songs from Jukebox Musicals such as Beatlemania, Jersey Boys, Motown - The Musical, Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, Five Guys Named Moe, Come Fly With Me, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Mama Mia, Movin' Out, Good Vibrations and more. This is a traveling production with various dates and locations across the United States." Seeking submission Nationwide. Salary to be determined based upon actual necromancer dates and schedule. Seeking—Male Quartet Singer (Lead): 18-60. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit audio clips, video clips, headshot and resume to GaryLOwens@aol.com by Sep 22 for further in person audition consideration. Southern California Auditions held in late October 2017. Other regional auditions to be scheduled (including date and location) based upon response.

STAND UP And SPEAK OUT – SEP. 23 & 24 – NORTH HAVEN - Stand Up and Speak Out is seeking singers for Stand Up and Speak Out, an inspirational singing group touring Connecticut venues and schools, bringing empathy through the arts. Rehearses twice a month; booking dates through November in Connecticut. Seeking—Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 12-17, strong, enthusiastic, and committed singers. Open Casting Calls Sep 23 from 12noon-2pm and Sep 24 from 12noon-2pm at Studio Be (138 Middletown Ave., North Haven CT 06473). Seeking talent from North Haven, CT. Prepare 16 bars of any musical theater song. Provide a resume and headshot via backstage.com or contact the group.

FLAT PACK MUSIC 2018 SEASON – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 24 - Flat Pack Music is casting the 2018 season, including La Boheme, The Marriage of Figaro, and Hansel and Gretel. Rehearses and performs throughout 2018, in Eastham, UK. No pay. Seeking—All Roles (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from Eastham, England. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the music company.

ECHO A CAPPELLA – SEP. 28 DEADLINE - Echo A Cappella is seeking new male singers or beatboxers to join Echo. Rehearse on Tuesdays (7pm-9pm) in Midtown Manhattan. Seeking—Tenor/Baritone/Bass: Male, 21-40. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit a cappella video of you, via backstage.com, singing a verse and chorus of a pop song of your choice that shows off your solo voice (no show tunes). Also, tell casting personnel a little about yourself (i.e. occupation, music experience, and any fun facts or tidbits). Videos are due Sep. 28 at 8pm. Callbacks Oct. 3, 8pm. Make sure you are available for callbacks before submitting.

WEDDING BAND – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 28 - NY Wedding Band Agency is seeking young, energetic, dynamic male and female vocalists for a wedding band working with a big agency. We have a schedule of steady for work 2017 and 2018. Rehearses twice per month in North Jersey. Must have car. Pay comparable to starting rates for wedding bands. Seeking—Male Vocalists (Lead): 18+, great voice chops and a clean look are a must; must be dynamic and engaging with a crowd of guests; dancing ability is a plus; Female Vocalist (Lead): 18+, great vocal chops and a clean look are a must; must be dynamic and engaging with a crowd of guests; dancing ability is a plus. Seeking talent from Bloomfield NJ; New York NY; Hoboken, Montclair, Hackensack NJ. Submit photos, videos, and mp3s via backstage.com or contact the agency. If you don't have a video reel, it is okay to record a short clip of yourself singing into your phone.

The YULETIDE CAROLERS 2017 – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 29 - The Yuletide Carolers is seeking NYC-based SATB singers of all ethnicities for The Yuletide Carolers' 2017 Holiday Season. Four mandatory unpaid rehearsal dates of Oct. 29, and Nov. 5, 12 & 19 (2pm-6pm) in NYC. Works throughout the winter holiday season, December availability a must. Pay is TBD. Seeking—Christmas Carolers: Males & Females, 20-45, SATB singers; should be stylistically flexible, have a very strong sense of intonation for tight harmony and blend, and good reading/memorization skills are preferred. Seeking talent from New York NY. No union affiliation. A monitor will be provided. For consideration, please send materials to sandy@theyuletidecarolers.com. Auditions by appointment only. Submit headshot/resume noting experience for consideration. If interested, you will be contacted with an audition time. Prepare a brief, a cappella holiday song. If you cannot attend, you may submit video of your audition.

CHICAGO CHRISTMAS CAROLERS – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 5 - The Caroling Party is casting singers for caroling groups that will perform throughout the Chicago area. Company states: "We are looking for attractive, energetic performers who know how to 'sell it'. We need good singers who work in a pop style (rather than a classical or legit approach)." Rehearses Nov. 1, 7, 13, and 28 (7pm-10pm) in Wilmette IL. Pay varies by job (dependent on group size and time duration). Travel fees paid for jobs outside Chicago and suburbs. Seeking—Soprano (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 22-75, singing both ensemble and solo; Alto (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 22-75, singing both ensemble and solo; Tenor (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 22-75, singing both ensemble and solo; Bass (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 22-75, singing both ensemble and solo. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. Must have a car and provide your own costume. For the audition, prepare two a cappella Christmas solos of your choice. In addition, you may be asked to sight-sing one of our arrangements." To submit, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

STAGE SHOWS:

The STAGE And PRODUCTION HOUSE TOURS – SEP. 11 & 12 – LONDON/MANCHESTER - The Stage and Production House is casting for The Stage and Production House. Project description: "Casting Panto Tours, as well as for our national theatre tours, residencies and hotel and resort production teams." Rehearsals and performances run throughout 2017, touring the UK and Republic of Ireland. Competitive pay. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, must be a talented singing and dancing actor. Audition by appointment Sep 11 in London, England and Sep 12 in Manchester, England. Seeking talent from Northumberland, England. To apply, submit your CV, recent photograph and vocal demo (if available) via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'SHREK: The MUSICAL" – SEP. 11 & 12 – McMINNVILLE - Gallery Theater is casting Shrek: The Musical." Project description: "The tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue." Performances run Nov. 22-Dec. 16, at Gallery Theatre in McMinnville OR. No pay. Seeking—All Roles (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+. Auditions by appointment Sep 11 & 12 at Gallery Theatre (210 NE Ford St, McMinnville OR 97128). To sign-up online, visit tinyurl.com/ShrekGalleryTheatre. Prepare a one-minute monologue & 16-32 bars of a contemporary musical theater song, memorized. Bring sheet music in your own key (music will not be transposed); an accompanist will be provided or CD or MP3 may be used. Be prepared to sing a second song if requested. No a cappella music. Bring a current non-returnable photo & your calendar to list conflicts. Arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time to fill out paperwork.

 

EQUITY, 'MAMMA MIA' – SEP. 11 & 13 – LAWRENCEVILLE - Aurora Theatre, Inc. is casting Mamma Mia, with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and book by Catherine Johnson. The production will run at Aurora Theatre in March/April 2018 and then remount for a 3- week run in Atlanta at the Ferst Center. Seeking actors who are available for both production runs. Rehearsals begin the week of Feb. 5, 2018; runs Mar. 8-Apr. 22 (Tues.-Sat., 8pm; Sat. & Sun., 2:30pm & a 10am matinee on Mar. 20) in Lawrenceville GA. Brush-up Rehearsals begin the week of June 4; runs June 9-24 (Thurs.-Sat., 8pm and Sat. & Sun., 2:30pm) at Ferst Center in Atlanta GA. Pays $572/wk. Equity SPT 8 Contract. Note: Actors will be contracted for both runs of the production. Seeking—“Donna Sheridan” (Potential Replacement): Female, 40-59, female identified; belter; after having her daughter (Sophie) at a young age, Donna started working at a Taverna on a remote Greek Island. She now owns and operates that Taverna. She is the former lead singer of Donna and the Dynamos. Note: The role of Donna Sheridan has been pre-cast; “Sophie Sheridan:” 18-29, female identified; pop soprano with a strong belt/mix. Upon finding her Mother's (Donna) old diary, Sophie discovers she may have three possible dads and is determined to have her father walk her down the aisle at her wedding; “Tanya:” 40-59, female identified; strong belter. One of Donna's best friends and a former member of Donna and the Dynamos. She is recently divorced from her third husband and preparing for her fourth plastic surgery; “Rosie:” 40-59, female identified; strong belter. Donna's other best friend and the third member of Donna and the Dynamos. Unmarried and carefree. She owns the New Woman Bookstore, a new age book seller; “Harry Bright:” 40-59, male identified; high baritone/tenor. One of Sophie's possible fathers. Formerly known as Head Banger, he is now a banker. Plays the guitar. British; “Bill Austin:” 40-59, male identified; baritone. One of Sophie's possible fathers. A writer and adventurer; baritone; “Sam Carmichael:” 40-59, male identified; baritone. One of Sophie's possible fathers. An American architect. Equity Principal Auditions by appointment Sep 11 from 11am-9pm (break 5pm-6pm) and Sep 13 from 10am-2pm at Aurora Theatre (128 East Pike St., Lawrenceville GA 30046; GPS to Parking Garage: 153 Crogan St., Lawrenceville GA 30045). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For 5-minute appointment slot, email casting@auroratheatre.com (preferred). If no email access, call Jaclyn Hofmann at 678/226-6226. Make sure to indicate date and time preference if any. Prepare song in style of the show that most effectively showcases range and vocal ability. Prepare cut, but bring entire song, just in case. Accompanist provided. Bring a change of clothes for a dance call as well (no heels; bring jazz shoes or equiv.). Sides emailed with confirmation. Bring two copies of your most current stapled-together picture and resume. No paper clips. Aurora Theatre is fully committed to diversity, inclusion, equal employment opportunity and universal access to auditions for all of our members. It is our intent to cast this show as diversely and inclusively as possible. To best demonstrate our commitment to inclusion in our community, Aurora Theatre encourages all actors to audition for any role which they feel they can fully embody. Justin Anderson, Ricardo Aponte, Ann-Carol Pence, and Anthony P. Rodrigez will be present at the audition. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion.

 

EQUITY, 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' – SEP. 11 & 25 – ITHACA - The Hangar Theatre is seeking Equity actors for various roles in a production of A Christmas Carol. Aoise Stratford, playwright; Note: A range of British accents, from Cockney to Scottish to RP are required. All children will be double-cast to minimize the amount of school that will need to be missed for student matinees. Company states: "The Hangar believes in diversity in casting and encourages actors of all ethnicities to audition for any and all roles." Rehearsals begin Nov. 14. Runs Dec. 5-24. Performances will take place at 2pm and 7pm on Dec. 10, 16 & 23. Tuesday-Friday performances will be at 7pm. Show rehearses and runs in Ithaca NY. Pays: $567/wk. Equity SPT 8 contract. Seeking—Woman #1: 18+, Mrs. Fezziwig et al (Chestnut Seller, Innkeeper’s Wife, Harriette, Mrs. Dilber), Early 40s to late 60s. Mrs. Fezziwig is the heart of the winter festivities the she and her husband throw every year. This is a track for a character actor capable of great transformation. Ideally with musical or dance ability as well; other roles. Equity Principal Audition Sep 11 from 10am-6pm and Sep 25 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1pm-2pm each day) at Hangar Theatre (801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca NY 14850). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For an appointment, contact hangar.casting@hangartheatre.org and indicate the role for which you’d like to read, so that the appropriate sides can be sent to you. Actors will read from sides that will be made available when the appointment is confirmed. Sides will also be available at the audition. Bring picture and resume.

 

'IN The HEIGHTS' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 12 - Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe is casting a production of In the Heights for the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe. In The Heights is a musical with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. The story is set over the course of three days, involving characters in the largely Hispanic-American neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City. After productions at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Connecticut (2005) and Off-Broadway (2007), the show opened in a Broadway production in March 2008. This production was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, winning four: Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography (Andy Blankenbuehler), and Best Orchestrations (Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman). It won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. It was also nominated for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Rehearsals begin Sep. 12 (four weeks); runs Oct. 11-Nov. 19 in Sarasota FL EMC-eligible opportunity with weekly pay, plus round-trip transportation, free housing, and shared company vehicle (if artist doesn't drive own vehicle). Seeking—“Camila Rosario” (Supporting): Female, 39-46, Nina's strong-willed mother, who wants what is best for Nina; she is typically tolerant of Kevin's control issues, but in the course of the show, reveals her real feelings. Note: Submit a song that showcases your range. Strong dance experience required. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit a headshot, resume, and link to you singing a song that showcases your range. Everything you submit should strictly be within one email. Songs from "In the Heights" or a show similar to it are required. Email submission to Travis Ray, Associate Managing Director, at tray@westcoastblacktheatre.org. If you have further questions, call 941/404-7801.

 

'DAMES AT SEA' – SEP. 12 - BIG Arts "Strauss Theater" is Dames at Sea, a musical. The musical is a parody of large, flashy 1930's Busby Berkeley-style movie musical. George Haimsohn & Robin Miller, book & lyrics; Jim Wise, music; Rehearsals begin Feb. 22; runs March 8-April 7 on Sanibel Island FL. Competitive salary, with room and travel included. Special Equity Guest Artist contract available for this production as well. Seeking—“Dick” (Lead): Male, 25, strong dancer; tenor (C-sharp3/D-flat3 to F-sharp4/G-flat4; “Ruby” (Lead): Female, 18-35, strong dancing skills required (tap); Mezzo-Soprano, strong belt required; “Mona Kent” (Lead): Female, 35-51, strong dancing skills required (tap); mezzo-soprano/alto, B3-F5; Captain (Supporting): Male, 18+, strong dancing skills required (tap); baritone, B2 to E-flat4; “Lucky” (Supporting): Male, 22, strong dancing skills required; baritone, B2-E4; “Joan” (Supporting): Female, 21-42, strong dancing skills required (tap); mezzo-soprano/alto, Middle C-E5. Open Casting Call Sep 12 from 10am-1pm at Nola Studios (250 W 54th Street, New York NY 10019). Callbacks the same day. Have a standard up-tempo 16-bar cut prepared in case asked to stay and sing.

 

'TWO GENTLEMEN Of VERONA' – SEP. 12 – PHILADELPHIA - EgoPo Classic Theater is casting the musical, Two Gentlemen of Verona. Production description: "Our Season Kickoff Cabaret – a staged concert version of Two Gentlemen of Verona (the rock musical), which introduces our John Guare season. This madcap tale of love, friendship, and betrayal won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1972." The piece will have one week of evening rehearsals followed by one week of rehearsal/performances from Oct. 31-Nov. 12. Auditions on Sep. 12. All auditions, rehearsals, and performances will be in Philadelphia PA. Pay is $100 stipend. Seeking—#1: 18+, mezzo soprano/alto; #2: 18+, mezzo soprano; #3: 18+, tenor; #4: 18+, tenor; #5: 18+, baritone. Seeking talent from Philadelphia PA. To apply, submit pix, résumé & availability between 4pm-8pm on Sep. 12 via backstage.com or contacting the theater. If selected for an audition, we will email you within one week with an audition slot. Prepare a song (no more than 20 bars) in the style of the show & a one-minute classic monologue. Shakespeare is preferred but not required. Material from the show is allowed but not required.

 

'AMERICA IS HARD TO SEE' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 13 - Life Jacket Theatre Company is casting Equity actors-singers for America Is Hard To See. Travis Russ, dir.-playwright; Priscilla Holbrook, music-lyrics; Rehearses Jan. 2-28, 2018; runs Jan. 30-Feb. 24, 2018 at the HERE Arts Mainstage in NYC. Pays $650/wk. Equity Showcase-NY Agreement. Seeking—Various Roles: Males & Females, 18-79. Seeking talent from New York NY. Email 1) your headshot; 2) your resume; 3) a video link of you acting; and 4) a video link of you singing, to info@lifejackettheatre.org. Seeking a strong ensemble of actors who will portray multiple characters and sing at various points in the play. Songs range from original folk/indie songs based on real interview transcripts to traditional religious hymns. Actors must sing with simplicity, warmth, and sincerity as well as in harmony. Ability to play the piano or guitar a plus. For more info, visit www.LifeJacketTheatre.org.

 

ARIZONA BROADWAY THEATRE – SEP. 13-15 - Arizona Broadway Theatre is casting non-Equity and specific Equity actors for the 2017-2018 Season including: Man Of La Mancha (Rehearsals begin Sep. 25; runs Oct. 13-Nov. 11, 2017); South Pacific Rehearsals begin Nov. 6; runs Nov. 24-Dec. 30); Showboat (Rehearsals begin Dec. 22; runs Jan. 12-Feb. 10, 2018); Hair (Rehearsals begin Feb. 5; runs Feb. 23-Mar. 25); Bridges Of Madison County (Rehearsals begin Mar. 26; runs Apr. 13-May 20); Mary Poppins (Rehearsals begin May 14; runs June 1-30); and Catch Me If You Can (Rehearsals begin June 25; runs July 13-Aug. 12). Rehearses and runs at and near Arizona Broadway Theatre in Peoria AZ. Weekly salary paid bi-weekly. Equity performers are hired under the standard Equity Dinner Theatre Agreement. Note: All are non-Equity offers unless specifically indicated. Seeking—Actors: Males & Females, 18+, for Man Of La Mancha - the roles of Cervantes, Sancho and Aldonza have been cast; ensemble roles open; for South Pacific - the roles of Nellie, Emile and Bloody Mary have been cast; all other roles open; for Showboat - the roles of Ravenal, Parthy, Frank and Ellie have been cast. All other roles open; for Hair - all roles open; for Bridges Of Madison County - the roles of Francesca, Robert and Marge have been cast; all other roles open; for Mary Poppins - all roles open; for Catch Me If You Can - all roles open. Audition by appointment Sep 13 for Equity and non-union actors and Open Casting Dance Calls Sep 14 at 1pm and Sep 15 at 10am at Ripley-Grier Studios (New Location, 305 W. 38th St., New York NY 10018). Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. To apply for an audition, submit your headshot and résumé to auditions@azbroadway.org. In the subject line of the email, include the name of the role(s) or show(s) in which you are interested. You will receive a response only if you are chosen for an audition appointment. Only applications submitted via the above email address will be contacted. Arizona Broadway Theatre is holding non-Equity and specific Equity auditions by appointment only on Wednesday, Sep. 13, for roles and shows during its 13th season. (All are non-Equity offers except where indicated). Open Dance Call also Sep. 14 starting at 1pm and Sep. 15 starting at 10am. If chosen for a callback, dancers will need to prepare two 16-bar cuttings to be heard after the dance call.

 

EQUITY, The BRIDGES Of MADISON COUNTY' & 'FUN HOME' – SEP. 13-15 – NORWALK/NYC - Music Theatre of Connecticut is casting Music Theatre of Connecticut productions of The Bridges of Madison County (Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman, writers; Rehearses Oct. 21-Nov. 2; runs Nov. 3-19 [Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 4pm & 8pm; & Sundays at 2pm]) and Fun Home (Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron, writers; Rehearses Apr. 10-19; runs Apr. 20-May 6 [Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 4pm & 8pm; & Sundays at 2pm]). Shows rehearse and run in Norwalk CT. Pays: $410/wk. Equity SPT 5 Contract. For NYC actors who are cast, train travel via Metro North is paid by the theater (commute time is approx. one hour and ten minutes one way. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 18+. Equity Principal Auditions Sep 13 from 10:30am-2:30pm and Sep 14 from 10:30am-2:30pm at Music Theatre of Connecticut (509 Westport Ave., Norwalk CT 06851) and Sep 15 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). Norwalk EPA: An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Call Sarah at 203/454-3883 or email admin@musictheatreofct.com M-T (12noon-4pm) to schedule appointments. Prepare a song from the contemporary musical theater canon that is acting driven and focuses on storytelling. Bring pix & resume, stapled together. A monitor and pianist will be provided. Equity members without appointments seen as time permits on the day of. Ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged to attend. Connecticut and Westchester talent a plus. Location is located across the street from Bed Bath & Beyond. For more info, visit www.musictheatreofct.com. NYC EPA: EPA procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a song from the contemporary musical theater canon that is acting driven and focuses on storytelling. Bring pix & resume, stapled together. A monitor will be provided. Total audition time should not exceed two minutes. Ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged to attend. Connecticut and Westchester talent a plus. For more info, visit www.musictheatreofct.com.

 

'WARLOVERS' - SERIES And STAGE SHOW – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 14 - James Doyle Klier, writer-composer-producer is casting Warlovers, which is both a cable TV series on Manhattan Neighborhood Network, and a live stage play in periodic previews at Theatre Row. Production states: "A good opportunity for younger actors looking for exposure in New York City." Stage show rehearses weekly at Theatre Row Rehearsal Studios on West 41st St.; series shoots by appointment at MNN Network Studios on West 59th St. The next stage preview will perform in November at Theatre Row's Studio Theatre on West 42nd St. All expenses paid. Seeking—“Mark Meticrone” (Lead): Male, 18-25, a college student who has become a leader in college protesting the war in Vietnam. Note: Actor must be articulate; singing ability a plus; “Li Ming Song” (Lead): Female, 18-25, a North Vietnamese female soldier, who has fallen in love with her American counterpart; comes from an important family, but has chosen to join the army instead of choosing an easier path during the war. Note: This is a singing role; “Cynthia Santiago” (Lead): Female, 18-25, a college student who has lost the love of her life to the Vietnam War draft. Note: This is a lead singing role. Seeking talent from New York NY. Auditions are workshop-style to simulate an audience. Warlovers is an ongoing project. Our companion CTV show, Warlovers - Making the Musical is entering its 7th season. Play has been staged both as a straight play and a dramatic musical. For more about both productions, visit: www.warlovers.com.

 

EQUITY, 'JOSEPH And The AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT' – SEP. 14 DEADLINE f/SEP. 21 - Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities is seeking Equity actors for 3 roles in a production of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Equity members must submit themselves directly in order to be considered via this posting (no agent or third-party submissions). Rehearsals begin Oct. 24; runs Nov. 17-Dec. 23 in Arvada CO. Callbacks Sep. 22. Pays: $887/week. Equity LORT B Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—“Joseph:” Male, 18+, A born leader, attractive, sexy, good sense of humor. Pop/rock vocal style; bari-tenor. Seeking charismatic leading man; “Gad:” Male, 20-30s; strong dancer-singer-actor with comedic skills. Will understudy JOSEPH; “Judah:” Male, Person of color. 20-30s. Tenor, comfortable in calypso style. Equity Principal Audition by appointment Sep 21 in New York NY. For consideration, mail picture and resumes, with a cover letter stating which role you are interested in by Sep. 14. Submit to: Wojcik/ Seay Casting at 247 West 38th Street, 10th Floor; Attn: Joseph…- LORT; New York NY 10018.

 

'A CHARLES DICKENS CHRISTMAS' – SEP. 14 – SALEM - Enlightened Theatrics is casting the musical, A Charles Dickens Christmas. Project description: "A highly original take on 'A Christmas Carol' that gives a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the holiday classic." Rehearses Nov. 6-30, in Salem OR. Performances run Dec. 1-23, in Salem OR. Compensation varies by role and experience. Seeking—All Roles (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+. Audition by appointment Sep 14 from 4pm-8pm in Salem OR. Prepare a one-minute song selection in the style of the show; a second song is encouraged but not required. Video auditions are accepted. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

EQUITY, 'HELLO, DOLLY!' – SEP. 14 - Hackl and Tucker LLC is seeking future replacements in the currently running Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! Jerry Herman, music & lyrics; Michael Stewart, book; Currently running on Broadway. Pays $1,974/wk. Equity Production (League) Contract. Seeking—Ensemble Singers: Males & Females, 20-59, strong legit musical theatre; voices with large ranges. Should have movement ability. Principal understudy assignments for Dolly Gallagher Levi, Horace Vandergelder, Cornelius Hackl, Irene Molloy, Barnaby Tucker, Ambrose Kemper, Ernestina, Rudolph et. al; ensemble. Equity Chorus Call Sep 14 at 10:30am for Equity female singers & 2pm for Equity male singers at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 4th fl., New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare 16 bars of a traditional musical theatre song showing range. Bring sheet music; 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.

 

'MB' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 15 - Moses Project is casting characters in a hip-hop musical, entitled MB, re-telling the 4,500-year-old story of Moses as if it occurred in NYC today. Writer-composer states: "The book, music, and lyrics are completed and our next step is to share a reading with five live dance numbers." Two two-hour rehearsals online in a virtual room on conferencecall.com the third week of September (starting a TBD time beginning Sep. 18), then face-to-face in NYC the following week, with three rehearsals (a TBA time beginning Sep. 25). Reading is Oct. 1 (4pm) at the Alvin Ailey Theater, 405 W. 55th St. (at 9th Ave.), NYC. For the reading: $100 per actor for five rehearsals and reading in the presentation. No memorization, singing, or dancing required. Seeking—Princess (Lead): Female, 40-45, knows nothing about hip-hop; super-wealthy adoptive mom of MB, the hero; has great values; Shake Spear (Supporting): Male, 37-43, total "hood" character who is incarcerated falsely for 18 years; prodigy rapper and is a spiritual leader (not religious leader) in Rokr's Island Prison, where he started an enormously successful poetry program, for which even people on the outside come to take the course; dad of MB, the hero; “Jackie” (Lead): Female, 36-42, very "hood" and outspoken about the need for racial equality and that one respect the art of hip-hop; biological mother of the hero MB; “Kulet” (Supporting): Female, 18-22, prodigy hip-hop poetess and hip-hop choreographer; she attends NYU on scholarship; drug-free, innocent, and "Old World" in terms of sexual values, and wants to be a virgin until after marriage; falls in love with he hero, MB; “Dr. Goldman” (Supporting): Female, 34-40, co-head of an adoption agency, Urgentlywantingbaby.com, for the rescue of babies at risk from under-served urban communities of NYC; compassionate; “Dr. Paul Abrams” (Supporting): Male, 32-39, head of an adoption agency for the rescue of babies at risk in the poor areas of NYC; compassionate; a "do-gooder;" ASAP (Supporting): Female, 20-23, antagonist; very sexy and beautiful; evil and seductive like The Snake in the Book of Genesis tempting Eve, but a prodigy commercial hip-hop producer and talent scout; she seduces the main character, causing him to be sexually addicted to her, and gets him hooked on drugs; “Ensor” (Supporting): male, 34-37, corporate marketing prodigy. Would be great if he could do an English accent. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit vis backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'WEST SIDE STORY' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 15 - Klapper Casting is casting a concert-production of West Side Story. Arthur Laurents, book writer; Leonard Bernstein, composer; Stephen Sondheim, lyricist; Production description: "Following the Philadelphia Orchestra’s success with "Bernstein’s Mass" in 2015, and with this season marking the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, the Philadelphia Orchestra will be celebrating all year long, with works for stage, screen, and concert hall by the legendary American composer beginning with the adored and pioneering West Side Story as we follow the “new world’s” most famous star-crossed lovers from timeless hits like “Tonight,” “Maria,” and “Somewhere.” The Philadelphia Orchestra will be onstage with a cast of talented vocalists. The performance will feature stars of Broadway and the opera world, alongside the orchestra." Rehearses Oct. 9-15, in Philadelphia PA, with potential for one day of rehearsal in New York NY between Oct. 2 & 9. Performs Oct. 12-15, in Philadelphia PA. Pay is $1,000 stipend. Seeking—Sharks (Chorus/Ensemble): Males 20-34, proud, strong, Puerto Rican, frustrated with discrimination, they seek to carve out territory as a sense of identity, classically trained singers with strong and rich baritone voices. Seeking talent from Philadelphia PA. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'The VILLAGE Of VALE' – SEP. 15 - Vale Interactive, LLC is casting The Village Of Vale, an immersive amalgam of music and storytelling that brings to life a series of dark fairy tales all set in the same strange village. Synopsis: Six performers and a live band tell the stories of an obsessed bookkeeper and his wife, a cursed woodsman, an island where the dead come back to life, and a traveler whose arrival threatens to upend the lives of every villager in Vale. John McGrew, music; Jonathan Karpinos & Joseph Varca, book; Rehearsals begin Sep. 26; runs Oct. 24-Nov. 4 at Lincoln Center at the Clark Studio Theater in NYC. Equity TYA Per Performance Contract Tier II Agreement. Seeking—The Traveler (Lead): Female, 20-60, alto; a wanderer who has seen the world but forgotten her home, the Traveler finds herself at the gates of a hidden village; as she meets the villagers in Vale and discovers their powerful secrets, she begins to question the life she has led and the path she should take; adventurous, strong-willed, good- hearted; strong singer; The Villagers: Males & Females, 20-45, three singer-actors who accompany the band and lead vocalist and collectively represent the village throughout the show; in addition, these performers embody and create different worlds within Vale; strong singers; movement experience and proficiency with an instrument is a plus; experience with puppetry a bonus but not required. Audition by appointment Sep 16 from 9am-1pm at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., New York NY 10018). Prepare a short song. Audition sides will be provided. The style of music in the show is a mix of pop/indie rock/choral. Bring sheet music in the correct key: accompanist provided but will not transpose. Musicians who play an instrument and sing are encouraged to accompany themselves. Limited Spots Available. EPA on Friday Sep. 15 9am-5pm also at Pearl Studios 500. All are encouraged to attend. Director and Writers will be in attendance at EPA as well.

 

EQUITY, 'ROMANCE, ROMANCE' In CONCERT – SEP. 15 - Lively Entertainment is casting Equity actor-singers for three roles in Romance, Romance in concert. Rehearses between Oct. 2-6 (times TBD); performances Oct. 7 (5pm), 8 (2:30pm), 12 (7pm), and 14 (8pm) in Dallas TX. Pays: $174 ($87 per show), plus rehearsal pay, plus 2 weeks H&P. Equity Cabaret Contract. Seeking—Alfred Von Wilmers/Sam: Male, 18+, a rich man about town/young, middle-age businessman letting loose on vacation. Tenor; “Lenny:” Male, 18+, a young, middle-age professional on vacation in the Hamptons; “Barb:” Female, 18+, a young, middle-age executive and mom on vacation in the Hamptons. Equity Principal Audition Sep 15 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). EPA procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a song in the style of the show, showing musical and dramatic/comic range. Bring sheet music in correct key. Accompanist provided, but may not transpose. Bring pix & resume, stapled together.

 

EQUITY, 'ANASTASIA' – SEP. 15 & 18 - Anastasia Musical LLC is casting singers and dancers for possible replacements in the currently running Broadway production of Anastasia. Terrence McNally, book; Stephen Flaherty, music; Lynn Ahrens, lyrics; Currently running on Broadway. Pays: $1974/wk. min. Equity Production (League) Contract. Seeking—Ensemble Singers: Males & Females, 20-59, must have powerful legit vocals, excellent musicianship, tremendous personality, and movement ability. Principal understudy assignments for Anya, Dmitry; Dowager Empress, Vlad, Gleb, Countess Lily. Ensemble; Ensemble Dancers Who Sing: Males & Females, 20-39, fit dancers with strong ballet technique, jazz technique, and partnering ability. Females must be proficient in pointe work. Must have powerful legit vocals, excellent musicianship, and tremendous personality. Principal understudy assignments for Anya, Dmitry, Gleb et al. Ensemble. Equity Chorus Calls Sep 15 at 10:30am for Equity female singers & 2pm for Equity male singers and Sep 18 at 10:30am for Equity male dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity female dancers who sing at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 17th fl., New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for these auditions. An Equity Monitor will be provided. All should bring pix & resumes, stapled together. Singers: Prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of Ahrens and Flaherty. Must show range and legit voice. Bring sheet music for your song; a piano accompanist will be provided. Dancers: Bring character shoes and ballet slippers. Wear form-fitting clothing. In case you are asked to sing after dancing, prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of Ahrens and Flaherty. Bring sheet music for your song; a piano accompanist will be provided.

 

'CINDERELLA: An OUTRAGEOUS FAIRY TALE' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 16 - Birmingham Children's Theatre is casting the title role in Cinderella: An Outrageous Fairy Tale. Seeking an African-American actress with strong singing and dancing skills. Must also be adept at physical comedy. Rehearsals begin Oct. 9; runs Nov. 7-Dec. 16. Rehearses and performs in Birmingham AL. Pays: $162.50/week during rehearsals and $325/week for performances. If an Equity performer is cast, BCT will pay TYA scale rate. Housing and travel are covered. Seeking—“Cinderella” (Lead): Female, 18-35. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. To be considered, email your headshot/resume via backstage.com or contact the theatre. Additionally, attach or provide a link to a video audition with 16 bars of a belt song of your choice, 16 bars of legit, and a 1-2 minute comedic monologue.

 

EQUITY, 'CHESS' – SEP. 16 - The Kennedy Center is casting Equity actor-singers for two roles in this upcoming semi-staged concert production of Chess, the musical. Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, music; Tim Rice, lyrics; Rehearsals begin on or about Jan. 22, 2018; six performances between Feb. 14-18 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Salary pending approval. Equity Special Agreement Contract. Seeking—The Arbiter: Male, 30-49, the all-knowing referee of the championship tournament. Charismatic and mysterious with a no-nonsense, dangerous edge. Also serves as the narrator. Must have an excellent pop/rock bari-tenor voice. Ethnic actors strongly encouraged; “Walter:” Male, 47-59, American. A ruthless, shrewd CIA agent and negotiator. Bass/baritone down to G-sharp. Ethnic actors strongly encouraged. Equity Principal Audition Sep 16 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 17th fl., New York NY 10018). EPA procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief musical theater song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring pix & resume, stapled together.

 

'SLEEPY HOLLOW, The MUSICAL' – SEP. 16 & 17 - NYNW Sleepy Hollow Productions is casting union and non-union actors for Sleepy Hollow, The Musical. Rehearses Sep. 18-Oct. 3 (20 hours total); runs Oct. 3- Nov. 3 for three performances in NYC. AEA contract (awaiting final approval.) Non-Union Honorarium ($50.) Seeking—“Katrina Van Tassel” (Lead): Female, 18-28, the only living child of the widower Baltus Van Tassel, the wealthy mayor of Sleepy Hollow; Katrina is intelligent, beautiful and fiercely determined to prove herself as an independent and self-sufficient young woman; singing requirements: Soprano or Mezzo, G3-E5 in a mix or light mix; lyrical voice, able to harmonize in ensemble; audition with 16 bars of If I Know You (on audition website http://sleepyhollowthemusical.com/auditions/); “Brom Bones (Abraham Van Brunt)” (Lead): Male, 23-31, the dashingly handsome and charismatic hero of Sleepy Hollow; he revels in good-natured mischief, shares a special relationship with Katrina Van Tassel, but carries a dark secret; singing Requirements: Bari-tenor, Bb2-G4, with sustained forte G4, robust and romantic, and able to harmonize in ensemble; audition with Dance with the Devil (on audition website: http://sleepyhollowthemusical.com/auditions/); “Ichabod Crane” (Lead): Male, 24-33, a curious stranger who arrives in Sleepy Hollow to apply for the recently vacated schoolmaster position advertised by Baltus Van Tassel; singing requirements: Tenor, C3 to G-sharp4, flawless MT diction, storytelling, and warmth, and able to harmonize in ensemble; audition with Out of the Shadows (on audition website http://sleepyhollowthemusical.com/auditions/); “Baltus Van Tassel” (Lead): Male, 55-69, Mayor of Sleepy Hollow and well respected patriarch of the established Van Tassel family; after losing his wife under questionable circumstances, Baltus is highly protective of his only daughter, Katrina; singing requirements: Bass, with excellent MT diction, a mix of authority and love, will be singing Ensemble in the Showcase; sing 16 bars of melodic MT song of choice; “Abigail” (Lead): Female, 20-30, although technically an African slave, she is Katrina’s best friend and confidant; personal helpmeet for Katrina, ordained as such when both she and Katrina were infants; she has reaped the benefits of being raised within the Van Tassel household; singing requirements: Alto/Mezzo, lyrical voice (African-American), able to harmonize in ensemble; audition with 16 bars of Joanna’s Lullaby (on audition website http://sleepyhollowthemusical.com/auditions/); Narrator (Lead): Male or Female, 34-59, ageless, contemporary; modern day person who tells the story and introduces characters; any voice type with vibrant mid-range C-C, with story-telling textures and ability to keep harmony in small ensemble; singing requirements: any voice type with vibrant mid-range C-C, with story-telling and ability to keep harmony is small ensemble; audition with The Horseman (on audition website http://sleepyhollowthemusical.com/auditions/); #1 Ensemble Man (Chorus/Ensemble): 24-35, able to play all; Thomas, Teen Boy #1, Council Member #1, Student #1; singing requirements: Tenor; sing melodic 16 bars with secure head voice; must have ability to lead harmonies in a small ensemble; #2 Ensemble Man (Chorus/Ensemble): 24-36, able to play all Matthias, Teen Boy #2, Council Member #2, Student #2; singing requirements: Bass or Baritone; sing melodic 16 bars with secure ability to hold and lead middle harmonies in a small ensemble; #1 Ensemble Woman (Chorus/Ensemble): 20-32, able to play all Teen Girl #1, Student #3; singing requirements: Soprano; sing melodic 16 bars with secure head voice or light mix; must have ability to lead harmonies in a small ensemble; #2 Ensemble Woman (Chorus/Ensemble): 20-30, able to play all Teen Girl #2, Props; singing requirements; alto; sing melodic 16 bars with secure ability to hold and lead middle harmonies in a small ensemble; Ensemble Girl Child (Chorus/Ensemble): 8-12, 8-12 yrs; adorable, colonial-era innocent; singing requirements: sing melodic 16 bars in a vibrant head voice or soprano mix, with ability to hold part in ensemble; Ensemble Boy Child (Chorus/Ensemble): 8-12, 8-12 yrs; adorable, colonial-era innocent; singing requirements: sing melodic 16 bars in a vibrant head voice, with ability to hold part in ensemble. Auditions by appointment Sep 16 from 9:15am-3pm & 5pm-10pm and Sep 17 from 9:15am-12noon at Shetler Studios (244 West 54th St., 12th Floor/Penthouse #5, New York NY 10019). Seeking talent from New York NY. Details and Sign up for audition slot at: http://sleepyhollowthemusical.com/auditions. If audition slots are full (unavailable), you are welcome to attend as an open call and be placed on a stand-by list. We will do our best to see everyone. Email headshots/resume, role and union status to audition.sleepyhollow@gmail.com. Bring headshot/resume to auditions.

 

EQUITY, THEATREZONE – SEP. 16 & 17 – NAPLES - Theatrezone Inc. is casting for the 2017-2018 Season including: Home For The Holidays (Mark Danni, conceived by; Rehearsals begin Dec. 4; runs Dec. 8-10), Me And My Girl (L. Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber, book-lyrics; Stephen Fry, book revision; Mike Ockrent, book revision contributions; Noel Gay, music; Rehearsals begin Jan. 1, 2018; runs Jan. 11-21), The Secret Garden (Marsha Norman, book-lyrics; Lucy Simon, music; Rehearsals begin Jan. 29; runs Feb. 8-18), Copacabana (Barry Manilow, Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman, book; Barry Manilow, music; Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman, lyrics; Rehearsals begin Feb. 26; runs Mar. 8-18), and Baby (Sybille Pearson, book; David Shire, music; Richard Maltby, Jr., lyrics; Rehearsals begin Apr. 16; runs Apr. 26-May 6). Revised, Sep. 6: These auditions have been moved from Sep. 9 & 10 to Sep. 16 & 17, due to the current severe weather threat in Florida. Season runs in Naples FL. Pays $456/wk. Equity SPT Tier VI Agreement. (Home For The Holidays: AEA SPT Tier IV $363/wk. min). Seeking—Equity Actors: males & Females, 18+; for Home For The Holidays - Ensemble Men & Women: Characters are 25-50. Sing & Dance; for Me And My Girl – “Bill Snibson:” 25-40. A quick-witted gentleman from Lambeth; playful, charming, and warm; the eventual heir to the Earl of Hareford. Cockney accent. Tap dancer. Baritone; “Sally Smith:” 25-35. Bill's girlfriend from Lambeth. Lively, charming and proud of her roots. Devoted to Bill and will do anything for him. Cockney accent. Tap dancer. Mezzo; “Lady Jaqueline Carstone:” 25-40. A sexy and determined gold digger currently engaged to Gerald Bolingbroke. Standard British accent. Must dance well, tap dance a plus. Soprano; “Gerald Bolingbroke:” 25-40. Pompous but likable; engaged to Lady Jaqueline. Standard British accent. Must dance well, tap dance a plus. Tenor; “Maria, Duchess of Dene:” 50–69. The family matriarch. Co-executor of the Hareford clan's will. She is proud, forthright and domineering. She takes it upon herself to educate Bill. Standard British accent. Dance well, tap dance a plus. Mezzo; “Sir John Tremayne:” 50-69. Co-executor of the Hareford clan's will. English gentleman and family father figure. Has a love-hate relationship with Maria, but obviously has a genuine affection for her. Must dance well, tap dance a plus. Standard British accent. Baritone; “Herbert Parchester:” 30-55. The family Solicitor. Must dance well, tap dance a plus. Standard British accent. Tenor; “Sir Jasper:” 60-70. The old family relic. Going deaf. Standard British accent. Dance well, tap dance a plus. Baritone; Ensemble Men & Women who double in various roles: 25-45. Sing & Must dance well, tap dance a plus. Standard British accent; for The Secret Garden – “Mary Lennox:” 9–11. A ten-year-old girl sent to live with her uncle, Archibald, when her parents die from cholera in India. Stubborn and always fighting for what she believes in. Standard British accent. Young Voice, A-flat3 to D5; “Lily:” 30-48. Mary's aunt and Archibald Craven's wife. Died of a tragic accident within her garden and metaphorically haunts the walls of Misselthwaite Manor. Standard British accent. Soprano, B-flat3 to D6; “Archibald Craven:” 35-48. Mary's uncle and lord of Misselthwaite Manor. He has a hunch-back. Haunted by the past and afraid of the future, he locks himself away both physically and mentally. Standard British accent. Tenor, C3-A4; “Neville Craven:” 35-48. Archibald’s brother. Trapped by the idea that he is responsible for the caretaking of Colin. Standard British accent. Baritone, C3 to F-sharp4; “Martha:” 18-35. A faithful housemaid. Grew up near Yorkshire and has the accent to prove it. Yorkshire Accent. Mezzo-Soprano Belt, G3-D5; “Dickon:” 18-30. Martha's younger brother. Looks after the sick plants and animals within the Misselthwaite grounds—including Mary. He is a young man who is between the world of child imagination and adult reasoning. Yorkshire Accent. Tenor, D3-G4; “Colin Craven:” 9-11. Archibald's ten-year-old son. Spent his life in bed due to a heart condition. He is very stubborn and throws temper tantrums to get what he wants. Standard British accent. Young Voice, A3-E5; “Mrs. Medlock:” 40-65. Archibald’s housekeeper. As cold as the Misselthwaite Manor. Standard British accent. Mezzo or Soprano (flexible); “Ben:” 40-65. Head gardener. Secretly entrusted to take care of the garden after Lily’s death. Knows a great deal about the history of the garden and the grounds it sits on. He calls himself “an old man.” Yorkshire Accent. Baritone or Tenor (flexible). Ensemble Men & Women who double in various roles: 25-45. Sing & move well. Standard British accent; for Copacabana - Tony/Stephen: 30-40. Young, good-looking, and talented. A struggling songwriter by day, worker at the Copacabana by night. Charming, confident, and brave. Tenor F3-F5; “Lola:” 20–35. A young, pretty, Southern girl with misguided ambitions to become a Broadway star. Mezzo, F3-E5; “Gladys:” 30-45. A cheeky, warm-hearted cigarette girl at the Copacabana. Shows Lola the ropes of the club. Protective, persuasive, and glamorous. Mezzo-Soprano G3-E5; “Sam:” 50-65. The gruff manager of the Copacabana. Puts on a tough front, but is really a jovial father figure. Conscientious about his age and baldness. Baritone F3-G5; “Rico:” 40-50. An elegant but dangerous Gangster who manages The Tropicana in Havana. A suave, abusive, controlling brute. Baritone F3-E5; “Conchita:” 35–48. An aging Latina bombshell of the first order and Rico's long-suffering partner. Loves being a star and loves Rico for whom he once was. Tough and jaded, but kind. Cuban accent. Mezzo G3-E5; Ensemble Men & Women who double in various roles: 25-45. Sing & Must dance well, female tap dance a plus; for Baby – “Lizzy:” 18–25. A composer in her Junior year of college. Danny's bright-eyed, loving, sincere girlfriend. Mezzo belt G3-F5; “Danny:” 18 - 25. A composer and baseball player in his Junior year of college. Lizzie's loving and supportive boyfriend. Pop Tenor A2-A4; “Arlene:” 40-50. Alan's wife, a dedicated community volunteer, who is weighing the aspects of a patterned life with children or an empty nest. Mezzo B2 to A-flat5; “Alan:” 45-55. A college administrator fighting for the youth and for a second chance. Married to Arlene. Baritone B2-F4; “Pam:” 30-40. A neurotic, eager, go-getting women's collegiate basketball coach desperately wanting a child. Married to Nick. Mezzo-Soprano G2-F5; “Nick:” 30-45. Danny's collegiate baseball coach and Husband to Pam. Quirky and playful. Baritone/Tenor B2 to F-sharp4; Ensemble Men & Women who double in various roles: 25-45. Sing & Dance. Equity Principal Auditions by appointment Sep 16 from 10am-6pm and Sep 17 from 10am-6pm (lunch 2pm-2:30pm both days) at G&L Theatre (13275 Livingston Rd, Naples FL 34109). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. prepare 32 bars of a song, and have a contrasting selection ready if asked. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to dance if asked. Sides will also be provided at the audition and will be available on the website at www.theatrezone-florida.com. Visually impaired performers may request an advance copy of the sides when making an audition appointment. Bring two pictures and resumes, stapled together. For an appointment, preferred method is e-mail Auditions@theatrezone-florida.com if unable to e-mail call 561/602-5529. Equity Members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition day as time permits. For more info, visit www.TheatreZone-Florida.com. Theater states: "Out of an abundance of caution, due to the current severe weather threat, we are rescheduling our auditions for Sep. 16 & 17. Actors with appointments have been contacted by the theatre. Audition times will be saved and will only be changed or removed if actors contact auditions@theatrezone-florida.com with a request. Thank you for understanding, and we look forward to seeing you next weekend."

 

'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' – SEP. 16-18 – GEORGETOWN - Georgetown Palace Theatre is casting the musical, A Christmas Carol. Production runs Dec. 8-30, in Georgetown TX. No pay. Seeking—All Roles: Males & Females, 7-12. Auditions by appointment Sep 16 at 2pm, Sep 17 at 2pm and Dance Call by appointment Sep 18 at 7pm at 810 South Austin Avenue (Georgetown TX 78626). For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

 

EQUITY, 'NEWSIES' – SEP. 16 & 21 – HILTON HEAD ISLAND - Arts Center of Coastal Carolina is Equity actors for a production of Newsies at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina; Alan Menkin, music; Jack Feldman, lyrics; Harvey Fierstein, book. All roles are open. Actors must be able to have great acting, vocal and dance/movement abilities. Ensemble actors will understudy lead roles. Also seeking Equity and non-Equity Dancers who sing for the Ensemble. Characters are Early 20s. Seeking very strong male dancers. Athletic. Tumbling a plus. Must also sing. Covers for principle roles will come from this ensemble. Rehearsals begin Nov. 14; previews begin Dec. 6; runs Dec. 8-31 (Tues.-Sat at 8pm & Sun. at 2pm) in Hilton Head Island SC. Pays: $505/week. Equity SPT Level 7 Contract. Seeking—“Jack” (Lead): Male, 17-22, Handsome, passionate and charismatic leader of the Newsies. A street-smart kid with a dark artistic soul right beneath the bluster. Not a blowhard. This kid's the real thing. Must have a great pop tenor voice; “Davey:” Male, 16-21, A thinker. Raised in a home as opposed to the other Newsies, Davie is the book-smart counterpoint to the other boys. The voice of reason. A nice Jewish boy. Must have a great contemporary tenor voice; “Les:” Male, 10-12, The fearless kid brother of Davey. Excited by everything the world has to offer and eager to join in the adventure. Fun is this kid's middle name. Must sing really well; “Joseph Pulitzer:” Male, 18+, 40s. The boisterous forefather of Wm. F. Buckley Jr, Glenn Beck and Rupert Murdoch. An on point, know it all, politician. Impolite and impatient with the world. Must sing well; “Katherine Plumber;” Female, 17-22, The strong willed daughter of Pulitzer. This young lady drips smarts, opinions and confidence. A young Katherine Hepburn or Ellen Page. This damsel needs no prince to save her. Must have a great pop/contemporary musical theater voice with a high belt; “Crutchie:” Male, 17-22, A slight, sickly boy with a huge heart. He walks with the aid of a crutch due to a bad leg, but that doesn't hold him back from being right in the middle of any mischief. A real charmer; “Medda:” Female, 40s–60s. The big voiced saloon singer and star of the Bowery offers her theatre as a safe haven for Jack and the newsies. She stands behind them in their fight for justice. A vaudeville star of the Bowery variety. Risque, tough, with a big voice and GREAT comic delivery; Male Ensemble: 18+, Seeking very strong male dancers. Athletic. Tumbling a plus. Must also sing. May be covering leads. Equity Principal Audition Sep 16 from 11am-6pm (no lunch break scheduled; callbacks immediately after the call) and Equity Chorus Call Sep 21 at 10am at Arts Center of Coastal Carolina (14 Shelter Cove Ln., Hilton Head Island SC 29928). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. To schedule an appointment, contact Gail Ragland (M-F, 9am-1pm), 843-686-3945 ext. 202, or gragland@artshhi.com. Equity members without appointments will be seen as time permits. Prepare a brief song (approximately 32 bars) either from the show or in the style of the show. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Accompanist provided. Dance callbacks are after the call. Have tap & character shoes. Callbacks for the EPA 6pm on Sep. 16. ECC Dancers: Men should have tap, jazz, and character shoes (or sneakers). Bring sheet music (16 Bar), pictures, and resume. Accompanist provided. For more about the company, visit: http://www.artshhi.com/.

'PIPPIN' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 17 - Prather Touring is seeking an immediate replacement for the title role of Pippin, for the Fort Myers FL Broadway Palm's production. Depending on availability rehearsals could begin ASAP at the company's Lancaster PA theater, Dutch Apple. Runs Oct. 12-Nov. 18 in Fort Myers FL. Competitive pay. Seeking—“Pippin” (Lead): Male, 21-30, a young and confused protagonist; trying to find fulfillment and the meaning of life; strong bari-tenor with high belt. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit, via backstage.com or contact the touring company.

EQUITY, 'NEWSIES' – SEP. 17 DEADLINE - Pioneer Theatre Company is seeking Equity actors for roles in Newsies. Harvey Fierstein, book; Jack Feldman, lyrics; Alan Menken, music; Rehearsals begin Nov. 6; opens Dec. 1; closes Dec. 16 in Salt Lake City UT. Pays: $887/wk. min. Equity LORT Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—“Jack:” male, 19-30 years old. Handsome, passionate, and charismatic leader of the Newsies; a street-smart kid with a dark artistic soul right beneath the bluster; not a blowhard. Must have a great pop tenor voice, B-flat3 to A5; “Davey:” male, 18-25 years old, Caucasian. A thinker; raised in a home as opposed to the other Newsies, Davie is the book-smart counterpoint to the other boys; the voice of reason; a nice Jewish boy. Must have a great contemporary tenor voice, D3-A5; “Crutchie:” male, 19-25 years old, any ethnicity. A slight, sickly boy with a huge heart; he walks with the aid of a crutch due to a bad leg, but that doesn't hold him back from being right in the middle of any mischief. A real charmer, A3-A5; “Joseph Pulitzer:” male, 40s, Caucasian. The boisterous forefather of Wm. F. Buckley Jr., Glenn Beck, and Rupert Murdoch; an on-point, know-it-all politician; impolite and impatient with the world. Must sing well, C3-G4; “Katherine Plumber:” female, 19-25 years old. The strong-willed daughter of Pulitzer; this young lady drips smarts, opinions, and confidence; a young Katherine Hepburn or Ellen Page; this damsel needs no prince to save her. Must have a great pop/contemporary musical theater voice with a high belt, A4-F5; “Medda:” female, 40s–60s, any ethnicity. A vaudeville star of the Bowery variety; risqué, tough, with a big voice and great comic delivery, F3-E5; Newsies: Males, ages 18-32, any ethnicity, must dance extremely well, 5’11” and under; tumbling a plus, B-flat3 to C-sharp5; Character Male Ensemble: ages 40-65; must sing and act well, be able to play multiple roles. Seeking talent from New York NY. Send photo and resume. Deadline: Sep. 17. Submit to Bob Cline, 2214 Frederick Douglass, Ste. 327, New York NY 10026.

'The BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER: The MUSICAL' – SEP. 17 & 18 – OMAHA - Rose Theater is casting the musical, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical. Production runs Oct. 30-Dec. 23, in Omaha NE. Some pay for adult actors. Seeking—Various Roles: Males & Females, 10-59. Auditions by appointment Sep 17 at 6pm for Adult Actors and Sep 18 at 5pm for Youth Actors at The Rose Theater (2001 Farnam Street, Omaha NE 68102). Auditioners should prepare a short song selection of at least 16 bars, and be prepared to dance.

'MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET' – SEP. 18 DEADLINE - Theatre 13 LLC is casting Million Dollar Quartet. Rehearsals begin after Christmas; runs Jan. 12-28 in Kenner LA. Pays $300/wk. Equity NOLA Agreement. Seeking—“Elvis Presley:” Male, 20-39, must be good singers and guitarists; actors should also be able to perform in the style of these artists; “Johnny Cash:” Male, 20-39, must be good singers and guitarists; actors should also be able to perform in the style of these artists. Seeking talent from Kenner LA. Email headshot and resume to Michael McKelvey by Sep. 18 to mmckelvey3@gmail.com. Video submissions are also welcome.

'JANE EYRE The MUSICAL' – SEP. 18 DEADLINE - Cleveland Musical Theatre is currently seeking local, nonunion, young performers (teen & young adult) of all ethnicities for a developmental lab of Jane Eyre the Musical. Paul Gordon, music & lyrics; John Caird, book & additional lyrics; All must be strong singers and actors and proficient in the Standard British Dialect. This process will focus on exploring the physical production of this newly revised version for upcoming engagements in Cleveland & New York. The composer is planning to be in residence for a portion of the lab. Synopsis: Jane's story begins in Gateshead Hall, where she is in the unfortunate care of her cruel Aunt Reed and cousin, John, as per her uncle's dying wish. The miserable young orphan is finally rescued when she is sent away to attend Lowood School for Girls. After six years, Jane leaves Lowood and is shortly after hired as a governess at Thornfield Hall. Here, she meets Mr. Edward Rochester, thus beginning her passionate and heart-wrenching journey of love, loss and the struggles of morality. Dates: Oct. 7-14; rehearses evenings (5pm-10pm) in Cleveland OH (venue TBA). There is no compensation available for performers in this developmental lab. Seeking—“Jane Eyre:” Female, 18-25, Plain, meek and watchful governess with intense determination for liberty and independence; a strange, otherworldly and unapologetic young leading lady with powerful alto belt; Young Jane/Adele: Female, Female, 9-12, Abused, powerless orphan with immense soul and rebellion (Young Jane), doubling with Rochester’s precocious, rowdy French ward (Adele); a humorous and dramatic young actress with belt/mix; “Edward Rochester:” Male, 35-45, Passionate, brooding master of Thornfield Hall who is haunted by his dark and mysterious past and, therefore, very forceful and abrupt; a rugged yet playful legit baritone or tenor; Blanche Ingram/bertha Mason: Female, 25-35, Striking, sexy lady of rank who is both sophisticated and intimidating (Blanche Ingram), doubling with Rochester’s deranged, promiscuous wife (Bertha Mason); Legit soprano with dynamic movement abilities; Mrs. Fairfax/Mrs. Reed: Female, 55-65, Warm-hearted, stern housekeeper of Thornfield Hall who protects the ominous secrets of the house (Mrs. Fairfax), doubling with Jane’s cold-hearted, wicked aunt (Mrs. Reed); mezzo soprano with highly-skilled acting ability; John Reed/St. John Rivers: Male, 18-25, Immature, cruel bully who pushes around his cousin Jane (John Reed), doubling with the cold and manipulative curate of the parish of Gateshead, (St. John Rivers) who is strictly devoted to his Christian faith Handsome tenor; Helen Burns/Mary Ingram: Female, 16-20, Saintly, spiritual student at Lowood School who befriends Jane and teaches her the importance of forgiveness (Helen Burns), doubling with Blanche Ingram’s snobby sister (Mary Ingram); versatile young actress with angelic mix; Brocklehurst/Robert: Male, 45-60, Imposing, frightening supervisor of Lowood School who mistreats the young orphans, the dry, intelligent butler of Thornfield Hall (Robert); a commanding bass with an intimidating presence; Miss Scatchered/Grace Poole: Female, 40-60, Strict, embittered teacher at Lowood School who is obedient to Brocklehurst and his unfair punishment, doubling as the alcoholic, suspicious nursemaid to Rochester’s insane wife (Grace Poole); versatile character actress; Mason: Male, 30-40, Bertha Mason’s well-educated, yet emotionally unstable brother. Handsome baritone. Seeking talent from Cleveland OH. Note: Submissions are only in consideration for this developmental lab. To submit, email a headshot, resume, and video audition (16- to 32-bar cut musical theatre selection or performance footage) to casting@clevelandmusicaltheatre.org. Use the subject line “Jane Eyre Lab Submission" and include your video as a YouTube link. Submissions must be received by Sep. 18.

'CHRISTMAS MY WAY: A SINATRA HOLIDAY BASH' – SEP. 18 – OMAHA - Performing Artists Repertory Theatre is casting Christmas My Way: A Sinatra Holiday Bash. Production runs Dec. 1-3 & 8-10, in Omaha NE. Some pay. Seeking—Performers: Males & Females, 18+. Audition by appointment Sep 18 at 7pm at Performing Artists Repertory Theatre (7400 Dodge St, Omaha NE 68114). To schedule an audition appointment, call 402/706-0778. Prepare one verse of a Sinatra song and one verse of a song that shows your vocal range. Bring pix & résumés. An accompanist will be provided.

'A CHORUS LINE' – SEP. 18 - Big League Productions is casting A Chorus Line, a stunning musical-vérité about a chorus audition for a Broadway musical. Marvin Hamlish, music; Edward Kleban, lyrics; James Kirkwood, Jr. & Nicholas Dante, book; Synopsis: It tells of the achingly poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies to land a job in the show, and is a powerful metaphor for all human aspiration. Memorable musical numbers include "I Can Do That," "At the Ballet," and "Dance: Ten." Big League Productions' A Chorus Line will feature the Tony Award-winning direction and choreography of Michael Bennett. It was the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and nine Tony awards, including Best Musical. Rehearsals begin Dec. 12, 2017 in NYC; runs Jan. 20, 2018-mid June in NYC; possible extension through summer 2018 in Japan. Pays: $550/wk. for all principal roles, $350/wk. for all ensemble/understudy roles. Higher salary for the roles of Zach and Cassie based on experience level. Per diem, housing, and travel also covered for all roles. Seeking—“Zach” (Lead): Male, 30-40, dynamic and charismatic director/choreographer of a Broadway show; 30-40; actor who moves extremely well; “Mike” (Supporting): Male, 21-29, accomplished dancer-acrobat who sings well; athletic and masculine with a street-wise charm; mid-20s; tenor; “Greg” (Supporting): Male, 24-32, accomplished dancer who sings; wry and intelligent with a wicked wit; mid-20s-30s; baritone; “Bobby” (Supporting): Male, 25-29, accomplished dancer who sings; has a quirky, comedic sense but remains immensely likable; mid-late 20s; baritone; “Diana” (Supporting): Female, 24-29, accomplished dancer who sings very well; Hispanic/Latina; warm, energetic, and extremely likable; mid-20s; mezzo; “Connie:” Female, 24-29, accomplished dancer who sings; born in Chinatown, Lower East Side NYC; small in stature; sings about being 4’10”; mid-late 20s; alto; Understudy Women (Chorus/Ensemble): 18-30, ensemble dancers who will understudy the female roles; most will cover 3-5 roles and dance the opening number; Understudy Men (Chorus/Ensemble): 18-30, ensemble dancers who will understudy the male roles; most will cover 3-5 roles and dance the opening number. Open Casting Call Sep 18 from 10am-1pm for women who dance, sing, and act (sign-up at 9am) & 2pm-5pm for men who dance, sing, and act (sign-up at 1pm) at Chelsea Studios (151 W. 26th St., 6th fl., New York NY 10001). Seeking talent from New York NY. Sign-ups begin an hour before each call, which is when the official list will start. Everyone should be dressed and ready to dance. Women should bring heels and flats and wear something that shows legs and body shape. Men should wear jazz shoes and long dance pants. No baseball caps. Also bring sheet music to musical theater song(s) in case casting needs you to stay and sing; accompanist provided (if time permits). Additional callbacks Sep. 20 & 21, but all must attend this call to dance first. If you cannot attend these specific auditions, email Alison@FranckCasting.com and send photo; resume; any video links of you singing and dancing; and complete info on role(s) you are interested in playing, times you are available, etc. Seeking only the listed roles of: Zach, Larry, Bobby, Mike, Greg, Diana, and Connie, and also Cut Dancer/Understudies for all roles.

EQUITY, 'NEWSIES,' – SEP. 18 - Pioneer Theatre Company is seeking ensemble--strong actors, singers, and dancers--for Newsies. Looking for strong male dancers and singers who can do everything from dance very athletically to tap. Harvey Fierstein, book; Jack Feldman, lyrics; Alan Menken, music; Rehearsals begin Nov. 6; opens Dec. 1; closes Dec. 16 in Salt Lake City UT. Pays: $887/wk. min. Equity LORT Non-Rep Contract. Seeking—Newsies: Males, ages 18-32, any ethnicity, must dance extremely well; 5’11” and under; tumbling a plus; B-flat3 to C-sharp5; Character Male Ensemble: ages 40-65; must sing and act well, be able to play multiple roles. Equity Chorus Call Sep 18 at 10am for Equity male singers & 12noon for Equity male dancers who sing at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., Studio 1212/1214, New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together. Dancers should be prepared to dance first; singers should be prepared to sing first. Dancers should have both tap and jazz shoes or sneakers. Bring a song selection in the style of the show. Performers are welcome to sing from the show.

'The SOUNDS Of CHRISTMAS' – SEP. 18 – CLAREMONT - Candlelight Pavilion is The Sounds of Christmas, an original Christmas musical written by Dustin Ceithamer. Rehearsals begin Oct. 30; performances run Dec. 1-24 (roughly 8 shows/wk., Thurs.-Sun. with and added Wed. evening the week of Christmas). Rehearsals and performances at the Candlelight Pavilion, 455 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont CA. A rehearsal stipend and a per performance rate will be provided. Seeking—Various Roles (Supporting): Males & Females, 18-40, seeking fun loving performers who love the holidays and entertaining children and adults. Seeking 18+ who can play younger, as well as younger adults and seasoned performers. Bold character types with strong voices and ability to hold tight harmonies. Odd special skills and tap dancing a plus. Must be comfortable and excited to learn new things. Open Casting Call Sep 18 at 7pm at Candlelight Pavilion (455 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont CA 91711). Bring picture and resume and be prepared to dance. Bring tap shoes if you have them. Prepare 16 bars of any song that shows off your best vocal qualities. An accompanist will be provided.

EQUITY, GROWING STAGE THEATRE – SEP. 18 – NETCONG - Growing Stage Theatre for Young Audiences Inc. is casting Equity actors and actor-singers for the 2017-2018 Season including: Cinderella, A Holiday Musical (Alyn Cardarelli, book-lyrics; Steve Goers, music. Runs Nov. 24-Dec. 17), Boy Sees Flying Saucer (based on the true and original story by Brian Dorscht; Mike Czuba., writer. Runs Mar. 9-25, 2018), Madagascar, A Musical Adventure (Kevin Del Aguila, book; George Noriega & Joel Someillan, music-lyrics. Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture. Runs Apr. 27-May 20), and Tales From The Garden” (Stephen L. Fredericks, book. Rehearsals begin Feb. 1, 2018). Season runs in Netcong NJ. Pays Actor $81 per performance/Actor-ASM $89 per performance. Equity TYA Tier II per performance contract. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: Males & Females, 18+. For Cinderella, A Holiday Musical - There will be five roles open to AEA artists and one Actor/ASM role. Roles available include: Cinderella, Fairie Godmother, Step-Mother, Step-sisters (2), Prince; for Madagascar, A Musical Adventure - There will be five roles open to AEA artists and one Actor/ASM role. Roles Available include: Lion, Hippo, Zebra, Giraffe and Penguins. Equity Principal Audition AEA by appointment Sep 18 from 9am-5pm at Growing Stage (7 Ledgewood Ave Rt 183, Netcong NJ 07857). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Seeking Equity actors, and actor/singers for various roles in the upcoming season. There will be one Actor/ASM role assigned in each production. ASM duties will include assisting the Stage Manager in creating and maintaining production schedules and assisting the production team, as needed. Performers are given the option to do either a brief monologue, or a brief song, or 16 bars of a song and a one minute monologue. An accompanist will be provided. For an appointment AEA members email only execgst@optonline.net. AEA members without appointments may be seen as time permits on the day of. The Growing Stage Theatre is located in northwestern New Jersey and no regular mass transportation is available. own transportation is strongly recommended.

EQUITY, 'BRIGADOON' – SEP. 18 - Wick Theatre and Costume Museum is casting Equity actors for Brigadoon. Rehearsals begin Feb. 20, 2018; runs Mar. 8-Apr. 8 in Boca Raton FL. Pays $711/wk. Equity SPT-10 Agreement. Seeking—“Tommy Albright:” Male, a surprisingly sensitive American man who can’t seem to make a commitment to his long-standing girlfriend; somewhat dissatisfied with his current life; about 40; big powerful baritone; B-flat below Middle C to F-sharp; “Jeff Douglas:” Male, Tommy’ friend. Glib, skeptical; loves liquor and women; very little singing; about 40; “Fiona MacLaren:” Female, a smart, bright woman who is completely frank to the point of disarming; glorious soprano. B below middle C to A; about 35; “Charlie Dalrymple:” Male, 18+, a sweet and happy bridegroom; tenor; D below Middle C to G; young...but maybe not; “Meg Brokie:” Female, a lusty gal who loves men and a good time; and wants to tell you all about it; very strong alto; G below Middle C to F; 35 or more. Equity Principal Audition AEA by appointment Sep 18 from 10am-3pm at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 16th Fl., New York NY 10018). For the auditions, prepare a song in the style of the show. You may sing from Brigadoon, but it is not required. For consideration, AEA members should submit headshot/resume and an audition video to wicktheatrecasting@gmail.com. Emails sent to any other email address will not be considered. No phone calls.

 

EQUITY, 'PLAID TIDINGS' – SEP. 18 – SOUDERTON - Montgomery Theater is seeking Equity actors for Plaid Tidings. Stuart Ross, music; James Raitt, arrangements; There are two Equity contracts to be cast among the four available roles. All four (male) roles are mid- to late-20s in age. Attractive people who have excellent comedic timing, good dancers and are exceptional singers. Strong four-part harmony ability a must. Rehearses Oct. 17-Nov. 8 (Thurs.-Fri., 11am-5pm; Sun., 4pm-10pm); runs Nov. 9-Dec. 3 (Thurs. at 7:30pm, Fri. and Sat. at 8pm, Sun. at 3pm) in Souderton PA. There is one Thurs. matinee (Nov. 15 at 3pm). There are two Wednesday performances, one on Nov. 22 and one on Nov. 29 (both at 7:30pm). Pays: $366/wk. min. Equity SPT Tier 4 Contract. Seeking—“Frankie:” Male, Second tenor-lyric baritone. The leader, confident but humble, and always taking care of the rest of the group; he has asthma, which occasionally acts up if the tempo is too fast or if the choreography is too intense; despite being humble, he is a "Romantic Crooner;" “Sparky:” Baritone. He is the clown and is always looking to crack a joke; he wears a retainer and has a slight lisp or speech impediment; despite his speech, he loves telling stories and relishes every word he says; also, he often repeats himself because of how fast he speaks; “Jinx:” Male, Tenor. He is shy, and always terrified of being on stage; he often forgets what song or dance move is next; he is Sparky's stepbrother. The other members of the group are very protective of him; he gets an occasional nosebleed when he sings above an A; “Smudge:” Male, Bass. He worries about everything from the props, to the running order, to the audience not liking him; suffers from a chronic nervous stomach, and is very reluctant to perform; he is also dyslexic, and wears glasses; underneath his glasses, however, is a great deal of good looks and sex appeal. Open Casting Call Sep 18 from 11am-3pm Montgomery Theatre (124 N. Main St., PO Box 64033, Souderton PA 18964). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Email artistic director Tom Quinn if you expect to attend. No appointments. This is a first come, first serve basis: tq@montgomerytheater.org, or call at 215/206-8452. Bring a pix & resumes, stapled together, even if you have sent one. Prepare a song that shows your range (bring sheet music) and a brief comic monologue.

PRATHER ENTERTAINMENT GROUP – SEP. 18 & 19 - Prather Entertainment Group- PEG is for the upcoming seasons at the Broadway Palm in Ft. Myers FL and the Dutch Apple in Lancaster PA. Broadway Palm season includes: A Christmas Story (Runs Nov. 9-Dec. 25), Chicago (Runs Dec. 11, 2017-Feb. 10, 2018), Mamma Mia (Runs Feb. 1-Apr. 7), My Fair Lady (Runs Mar. 29-May 19), and Ring of Fire (Runs Jan. 25-Mar. 17 in PA and May 10-June 25 in FL). Dutch Apple Season includes: White Christmas (Runs Nov. 9-Dec. 25), Somethings Afoot (Runs Dec. 18- Feb. 3), Ring of Fire (Runs Jan. 25-Mar. 17 in PA and May 10-June 25 in FL), and Showboat (Runs Mar. 8-Apr. 28). Broadway Palm shows rehearse and perform in Ft. Myers FL. Dutch Apple shows rehearse and perform in Lancaster PA. Contracts include housing, meals on performance days, round trip transportation, health club membership, comp tickets. Seeking—The Old Man (Father) (Lead): Male, 30-50; All other roles: Males & Females, 18-60. Open Casting Calls for vocal auditions Sep 18 at 10am and Sep 19 at 10am at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., New York City NY 10018). Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Vocal and reading callbacks Sep. 21 & 22. All must attend the vocal auditions in order to be called back. Prepare 16 bars in the musical theatre genre. Bring two pics/resumes staple together.

'A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS' – SEP. 18 & 19 – DALLAS - Dallas Children's Theater is casting the musical, A Charlie Brown Christmas. Production runs Nov. 16-Dec. 23, in Dallas TX. Some pay. Seeking—Linus, Pig Pen, Frieda & Shermy: 3 Males, 1 Female, 18-49. Auditions by appointment Sep 18 from 6pm-10pm and Sep 19 from 6pm-10pm at 5938 Skillman at Northwest Highway, Dallas TX 75231. To schedule an appointment, call 214/978-0110. Prepare 16-32 bars each of a Broadway or up-tempo holiday song & a ballad. Bring your own sheet music properly marked & in your key; an accompanist provided. Reading from the script (auditioners should be familiar with the material). Bring pix & résumés.

'ANNABELLE BROOM, The UNHAPPY WITCH' – SEP. 18 & 19 – GEORGETOWN - Georgetown Palace Theatre is the production, Annabelle Broom, The Unhappy Witch. Production runs Oct. 17-20 & 24-28, in Georgetown TX. Some pay. Seeking—“Annabelle:” Female, 18+. G3-C5, a brooding and unhappy - but ultimately friendly - witch who cares about fashion; “Esther:” Female, 18+, E5 to A-flat3, one of the witches, a small, toothy woman who is easily startled; “Lydia:” Female, 18+, F5-A3, one of the witches, a sharp, quick woman whose gestures and stalk are alarmingly feline; “Mabel:” Female, 18+, F5 to A-flat3, one of the witches, a large, authoritative, and slightly egotistical woman who never forgets; “Maud:” Female, 18+, E5 to A-flat3, one of the witches, worries a lot, a little slow; “Judy:” Female, 9-13, A5-G3, a well-groomed, happy, delightful little girl, Peter's younger sister; “Peter:” Male, 10-14, F5-G3, an inquisitive boy, Judy's older brother. Auditions by appointment Sep 18 from 11am-12:30pm and Sep 19 from 11am-12:30pm in Georgetown TX. Prepare a one-minute comedic monologue & 32-bars of a song; an accompanist will be provided. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

'SHANGHAIED!' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 19 - Rachel Tusler is casting Shanghaied!, a world premiere staged reading of a new musical. Rachel Tusler, book-lyrics; Rory Stitt, music; Synopsis: Shanghaied! tells the story of a Native American woman who has escaped from a boarding school and is attempting to discover who shanghaied her brother. The musical is set against the backdrop of the brutal, bawdy, corrupt Portland riverfront of 1894. Rehearses Sep. 18, 20, 21, 24, 27; runs Sep. 27 and 28 at 7pm at The Siren Theatre; 315 NW Davis St, Portland, Oregon. Pays $300. In addition to the stipend, transportation costs to Portland will be covered, as will accommodation (separate bedroom in a private home). Seeking—“Ruth” (Lead): Female, 18-35, lead role, female, Native American, alto. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. To audition, prepare a video of you singing. You may prepare 32 bars of a traditional musical theatre style song, or approximately two minutes of you singing to pre-recorded instrumental music. Traditional Native singers are encouraged to audition. Submit via backstage.com.

'THOSE SILLY REINDEER!' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 19 - Li'l Buds Theatre is casting Those Silly Reindeer!" a musical. Project description: "It's almost Christmas Eve at the North Pole and something is wrong! Holli, the Snow Princess, has gone on vacation and since she left, temperatures have been rising and all the snow has melted! And those silly reindeer can't take off and fly, because the grass tickles their hooves! Santa is busy planning a backyard BBQ, so he sends Jack the Bird and LeeLee the Christmas Tree off on an adventure to find Holli and bring her back before Christmas Eve. Will they reach Holli in time? Will Christmas be saved? Will Santa burn the hot dogs?" Rehearsals begin Oct. 16. Runs Dec. 1-17, in Chicago IL. Some pay. Seeking—“LeeLee” (Lead): Male, 18+, a Christmas tree, very concerned about his appearance, a soulful singing and hot dog lovin' adventurer, best friend of Jack the Bird; “Holli” (Supporting): Female, 18+, a Snow Princess, loving and sweet, needs to get away, but can't seem to leave the work behind, great comedic timing and beautiful signing voice. Audition by appointment Sep 18 from 6:30pm-9pm at Edge Theatre (5451 N. Broadway, Chicago IL 60640). For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

'BOTH SIDES Of A FAMOUS LOVE AFFAIR: The JACKIE MASON MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 19 - Triton Talent is casting Both Sides of a Famous Love Affair: The Jackie Mason Musical. Project description: "Based on the offbeat, true, ten-year romance of legendary comic Jackie Mason, who had eight Broadway one-man shows. The musical-comedy was on Off Broadway for three years, and features Jackie Mason's real-life daughter, comic Sheba Mason, playing her mother, and David R. Gordon as Jackie Mason." Rehearsals begin Oct. 2, in Skokie IL. Runs Oct. 13-22, with a possible extension to Oct. 29. Pays $250. Seeking—“Wooley the Shlepalong” (Supporting): Male, 35-60, Jackie's cocky sidekick, must sing; “Rosa” (Supporting): Female, 35-65, coffee shop waitress with "attitude", must sing and move well, plump or bone-thin, comedic actress; “Nelson Zee” (Supporting): Male, 18+, disgruntled fan, weirdo, legit voice, bari-tenor; “Jackie Mason” (Understudy/Lead): Male, 18+, watch YouTube videos circa 1980-1990, and be prepared to impersonate, must sing well. Seeking talent from Skokie IL. Initial auditions via FaceTime, Skype, or video submissions. Submit via backstage.com or contact the talent agency.

'CHARLIE & The CHOCOLATE FACTORY,' B'WAY – SEP. 19 - Sugar High Theatre Productions, Inc. is seeking female and male singers who dance for the ensemble in the Broadway production of Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. Marc Shaiman, music-lyrics; Scott Wittman, lyrics; David Greig, book; Currently running on Broadway. Pays: $1974/wk. minimum. Equity Production (League) Contract. Seeking—Female Ensemble: 20-59, females, 20s–50s; all ethnicities; ensemble is made up of performers of all shapes and sizes who will play various characters throughout, including but not limited to Oompa-Loompas, news reporters, Grandma Josephine, etc. The Oompas must be extremely strong dancers with great technique, big personalities, comic skills, and excellent singers; Male Ensemble: 20-59, males, 20s–50s; all ethnicities; ensemble is made up of performers of all shapes and sizes who will play various characters throughout, including but not limited to Oompa-Loompas, news reporters, etc. The Oompas must be extremely strong dancers with great technique, big personalities, comic skills, and excellent singers. Equity Chorus Call Sep 19 at 10am for Equity female singers & 2pm for Equity male singers at ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare 16 bars of a contemporary musical theater song that shows personality. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together.

EQUITY, 'CHESS' – SEP. 19 - The Kennedy Center is casting Equity dancers who sing for Chess. Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, music; Tim Rice, lyrics; Rehearsals begin Jan. 22, 2018 in New York; runs Feb. 14-18 for six performances at the Kennedy Center. in Washington DC. Pays $1275/week min. contract/salary approval pending. Equity Special Agreement. Seeking—Equity Ensemble Dancers Who Sing: characters are ages 20’s–30’s; seeking excellent dancers who sing; all ethnicities strongly encouraged. Equity Chorus Call Sep 19 at 10am for Equity female dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity male dancers who sing at Ripley-Grier Studios 939 (939 8th Ave., Auditions: 2B, Holding Room: 2A, New York NY 10001). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Males bring athletic sneakers. Females bring heels. Bring a picture and resume stapled together.

EQUITY, 'SISTAS: The MUSICAL' – SEP. 19 - Sistas Productions LLC is seeking future replacements in this currently-running Off Broadway production. Dorothy Marcic, writer; The cast is comprised of five female characters--four characters are African-American and one is Caucasian. All must be excellent singers in the pop, jazz, and R&B styles. Synopsis: "Sistas" is the story of African American women told through popular music, from "God Bless the Child" to Destiny's Child. After a matriarch's death, the women in the family clean Grandma's attic and find love and old memories packed away, and in the process sing hit tunes that trace the history of black women, from the trials of the 1930s through the girl groups of the '60s to the empowerment of the '90s. This soulful and laugh-out-loud show goes from pain to pride to power, from "Oh, Happy Day" to "Mama Said," from "I Will Survive" to "Tyrone," from "I Am Not My Hair" to "A Woman s Worth." From Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday to Beyoncé, and from Ma Rainey to Mary J. Blige. Show is currently running; open-ended run. Two performances a week: Sat. & Sun. at 4:30pm. Venue: St. Luke's Theatre, Midtown Manhattan. Pays: $17/hr. for rehearsals and $85/performance. Equity Off Broadway Contract. Seeking—“Gloria:” 30-44, African-American. Mezzo-soprano. She is a devoutly religious woman who is just coming out of the grief of losing her loving husband, and now her beloved grandmother. She is in her 30s or early 40s; “Dr. Simone:” 35-49, African-American. Late 30s-40s, divorced mother of 17-year-old Tamika. Simone got her doctorate from Harvard in African-American music and is a professor; she has the demeanor of an educated person, and sometimes gets a little know-it-all. Mezzo-soprano; “Tamika:” 18+, African-American woman about to graduate from high school. She looks 18 and has the feel of "the street"; daughter of Simone. Soprano with belt; “Roberta:” 35-49, African-American woman, late 30s-40s, who is strong and full of anger, some of it later revealed to be a result of a childhood trauma. Alto; “Heather:” 30-49, Caucasian woman. Simone's sister-in-law and therefore one of the Sistas; she's worked very hard to be accepted into the family; she is 30s-40s and is spunky and full of life; she is a social worker. Belter. Equity Principal Audition Sep 19 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Preparation: Bring a short pop song in the style of the show that shows voice and range and your ability to interpret lyrics. You may sing from the selections used in the show if you wish. Bring your book of music in case you are asked for a second selection. Your music must be in the proper key. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together. Accompanist will be provided. More information at www.sistasthemusical.com.

EQUITY, 'SINGIN' In The RAIN' – SEP. 19 - Wick Theatre and Costume Museum is casting Equity actors for Singin' In The Rain. Rehearsals begin Dec. 26; runs Jan. 11-Feb. 18, 2018 in Boca Raton FL. Pays $711/wk. Equity SPT- 10 Agreement. Seeking—“Don Lockwood:” Male, 25-40, a suave Hollywood leading man; good singer; excellent dancer with strong tap; charming, charismatic; “Kathy Seldon:” Female, 20-30, beautiful ingenue; must sing and dance (especially tap) extremely well; “Lina Lamont:” Female, 25-40, comic actor-singer; a slow-witted silent film diva with a big personality and a harshly shrill, unpleasant voice; Don's regular co-star; “Cosmo Brown:” Male, 25-40, comic actor-singer-dancer with strong tap; a wacky and playful on-set pianist for silent films; Don's best friend and former dance partner; Production Singer: Male, 18+, strong tenor who dances; the lead tenor in Monumental Pictures' first movie musical; Ensemble: Males & Females, 20-39, excellent dancers who sing well to play a variety of ensemble characters. Equity Principal Audition Sep 19 from 9am-1pm at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 16th fl., New York NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief song in the style of the show you’re auditioning for. You are not required to sing a song from the show. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring a picture/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.

'A CHRISTMAS STORY The MUSICAL' – SEP. 19 & 20 – SIMI VALLEY - Actors' Repertory Theatre of Simi is the production of the musical version of A Christmas Story, the classic holiday movie based on the memoir by Jean Sheperd. Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, music & lyrics; Joseph Robinette, book; Rehearsals begin on or about Oct. 2, 2017 in Simi Valley CA. Performances run Nov. 18-Dec. 23 (Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2:15pm) at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley CA. Seeking—The Old Man (Lead): Male, 30-45, high baritone or tenor to a high G. He has a good heart, but it is buried under a rough exterior. He’s not the perfect father by any means – he is happiest when he’s tinkering in the basement. Actor should be very comfortable working with kids; Mother (Lead): Female, 30-40, mezzo-soprano low G to high D-flat. She is more in charge than she would ever let anyone know. Warm but tough. Strong willed, straight forward, no nonsense, likable, midwestern – a kind of every-mom; “Ralphie” (Lead): Male, 9-12, high belter, low F-sharp to high D. A regular kid – cute but not overly handsome, not precious. He wouldn’t be lost in a crowd, but he wouldn’t stand out either. Bright, but not precocious; the boy next door. Ralphie above all is a dreamer. Seeking a young boy who is comfortable and honest on stage. Must be an excellent singer and able to carry a show. Tap dance is a big plus; “Randy” (Lead): Male, 8-11, high belter, low F-sharp to high C-sharp. Ralphie’s younger brother. Can be a bit awkward and offbeat; admires his big brother, Ralphie, but won’t admit it. Seeking a young boy who is comfortable and honest on stage, cute, cuddly, & whiny but not a brat. Must be able to tap; “Miss Shields” (Supporting): Female, 25-40, alto belter. She is Ralphie’s elementary school teacher. Perhaps a little boring looking at first – ah but underneath! Great with comedy. Character woman. An actress with a flexible voice who is comfortable singing both legit and contemporary Broadway – a belter. Great mover and a strong tapper; “Scut Farcus” (Lead): Male, 12-14, the classic bully; tough, perhaps taller than the other kids; there’s nothing about him you want to like. He’s that kid you always made sure to avoid in school. Gruff character voice. Must be able to tap; Featured Children (Supporting): 10-14, Schwartz, Flick, Esther Jane, Mary Beth, Nancy, Goggles Kid, Can-Can Girls, Can-Can Girlfriend, Waiter’s Daughter, Kid Ensemble. All kids need to sing and dance, tapping experience preferred; Additional Adult Roles (Supporting): 18-65, Elves, Delivery Men, Townspeople (Men and Women), Prairie Ensemble, Villain, Bank Robbers, Escaped Prisoner, Mrs. Schwartz, Flick’s Mom, Nancy’s Mother, Bartender, Policeman, Fireman, Doctor, Nurse, Waiter. All adults need to sing and be comfortable with dance/movement. Some strong dancers needed as well. Auditions by appointment Sep 19 & 20 for singers; children, 6:30pm-7:30pm; all other roles, 7:30pm-10pm at ARTS Cultural Enrichment Center (2956 School St., Simi Valley CA 93065). Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Required are headshot/resume if available, and 16-32 bars only of sheet music from a musical of a similar genre or by the same composer(s). Callbacks Sep. 23 will include dance and cold readings. It is recommended that those auditioning familiarize themselves with the material and characters prior to auditions.

 

EQUITY, 'The HUNCHBACK Of NOTRE DAME' – SEP. 19 & 20 – WINTER GARDEN - Garden Theatre, Inc. is casting Equity and non-Equity actors for various roles in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Seeking a very diverse range of ethnicities in our actors. Alan Menken, music; Stephen Schwartz, lyrics; Peter Parnell, book; Rehearses Mar. 26-Apr. 26, 2018; runs Apr. 27-May 27 in Winter Garden FL. Pays: $446/wk. Equity OAT Contract. Seeking—“Quasimodo:” Male, 20-29, deformed and reclusive; longs to see the outside world, but staunchly loyal to his master, Frollo; possesses great vulnerability, but covers a deep well of pain and rage. This actor will be physically representing Quasimodo's deformity, much like in "An Elephant Man," therefore actors submitted for this role must be dexterous and flexible. Strong tenor, B-flat2 to C5; “Frollo:” Male, 50-59, Archdeacon of Notre Dame; a severe man who is convinced of his own goodness and righteousness; struggles with the conflict between the self-denial required by his religious belief and his strong sexual desire for Esmeralda; this struggle ultimately drives him mad. Baritone with a rich lower register, F2 to F4; “Esmerelda:” Female, 20-29, exquisitely beautiful, exotic, and oozing with sexuality; a free-spirited gypsy who has often gotten into trouble for speaking her mind and standing up for what she believes in. Mezzo, E3 to E-flat5; “Phoebus:” Male, 30-39, dashing captain of the Cathedral Guard; leading man type who is conflicted between following his duty and doing what’s right. Tenor, C3 to A4; “Clopin:” Male, 30-49, a great character man with flair; The King of the Gypsies. High tenor, C3 to B-flat4; Six (6) Men: 18+, fantastic singing voices of all ethnicities. These men should be all ages and sizes. The ensemble men will play featured roles, townspeople, priests, gargoyles, gypsies, soldiers, etc.; Four (4) Women: 18+, fantastic singing voices of all ethnicities. These women should be all ages and sizes. The ensemble women will play featured roles, townspeople, priests, gargoyles, gypsies, soldiers, etc. Auditions by appointment Sep 19 from 7:30pm-11pm and Sep 20 from 6pm-11pm at Garden Theatre (160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden FL 34787; Parking available behind the theater on Tremaine St.). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. For an appointment, visit: https://auditionsmanager.com/registration.php?AU=GQqHtI92. Prepare one 32-bar song that shows both vocal skill and range. Bring sheet music in the appropriate key. No lead sheets. An accompanist will be provided. No recorded accompaniment or a cappella singing will be allowed. Callbacks Sep. 27 by invitation only. There will be a movement audition at this callback. For more info, visit gardentheatre.org.

EQUITY, 'WAITRESS' – SEP. 19 & 21 - Waitress, LLC is casting Equity singers and dancers for Waitress, for future replacements in the currently running Broadway production. Jessie Nelson, book; Sara Bareilles, music-lyrics; Ongoing Broadway production in NYC. Pays $1974/wk. Equity Production (League). Seeking—Equity Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 25-49, any ethnicity; must be strong movers/dancers; all movers/dancers must have excellent pop/rock voices in the style of Sara Bareilles and must have excellent comedic timing and be able to play a range of characters comprising the community in which the story takes place; Equity Dancers Who Sing (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 25-35, any ethnicity; must be strong movers/dancers; all movers/dancers must have excellent pop/rock voices in the style of Sara Bareilles and must have excellent comedic timing and be able to play a range of characters comprising the community in which the story takes place. Equity Chorus Calls Sep 19 at 11am for Equity male dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity female dancers who sing at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 17th floor, New York NY 10018) and Sep 21 at 10:30am for Equity male singers & 2pm for Equity female singers at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 16th floor, New York NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Dancers: Come warmed up and ready to move/dance with comfortable shoes. Bring a headshot and resume stapled together. Singers: Prepare a 16-32 bar cut of a pop/rock song in the style of Sara Bareilles that shows off your range. Bring sheet music as an accompanist will be provided. All actors should bring an updated picture/resume stapled together.

'CITY Of HOPE CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR MUSICAL' – SEP. 19 & 23 – NEWARK - INITIALS is casting Newark's first original holiday dramatic stage play musical, a triumphant reminder of the real meaning of Christmas. Casting states: "This musical will show hope, peace, and victory. A Christmas where all lives matter." Table read Sep. 27; rehearsals begin Oct. 5; runs Nov. 25, 2017-Jan. 6, 2018 (Saturdays only) at the historic Newark Symphony Hall, Newark NJ. All rehearsals will be in New Jersey and all candidates must be flexible and willing to travel to NJ. Compensation per show date and percentage of travel reimbursement provided. Seeking—“Mr. Watson” (Lead): Male, 30-45, able to sing and move well; should be well-built/fit; Mrs. Watson (Lead): Female, 30-40, attractive and well-rooted and strong in her faith; must sing well and move well and should also be athletic; “Cynthia Watson” (Supporting): Female, attractive, able to also sing and move well, fun, easy-going, carefree, and positive; “RJ Watson” (Supporting): Male, 17-22, RJ, is a college jock, and should surprisingly sing well.  Well built, lover but extremely intelligent type.  RJ must be well groom very in tuned to life.  RJ Admires his father and is sensitive to his siblings; “Kevin Watson” (Supporting): Male, 11-16, must sing well, somewhat of a geek as he's extremely intelligent, speaks extremely well; should be able to move well with some dancing ability, hip-hop or freestyle; “Kim Watson” (Supporting): Female, 9-13, must have high-energy bursting with the sunshine of love and extremely vibrant personality; must be able to sing; Kim captures the heart of all who sees and know her; the apple of the family's eye, but can be a hand full when she doesn't get her way; “Drake Watson” (Supporting): Male, 12-15, must sing extremely well; Drake is the quiet, shy one in the talented family, who feels somewhat out of place yet ambitious; speaks well and is well-mannered; when given the opportunity, he breaks his silence and shell through his music. Should move/dance well; “Mrs. Crawford” (Lead): Female, 32-47, must be attractive and sing well; possesses a business acumen, which at times comes across as arrogant, but is sweet as pie; Mrs. Crawford is extremely protective of her family and trusts few people; ability to move well is a plus; “Mr. Crawford” (Lead): Male, 35-50, must be well-groomed and extremely well-built; must appear to be an overgrown jock but business-savvy; a ladies' man and one whose charm is resented by most males, including that of his wife's boss. Singing ability is a plus to this character as he should hold his own; “LaToya Crawford” (Supporting): Female, 18-22, must sing and move well; model type with class, yet comes across as an airhead but is extremely bright; also knows how to play a guy, cunning; “Mr. Walker” (Supporting): Male, 35-55, should be well-built; somewhat rugged and rough-edged type but a businessman; ability to sing is a plus; “Mrs. Walker” (Supporting): Female, 35-52, a business executive who has kept her family afloat but has grown weary; must sing well; a strong worker in both her community and church with a bit of an animosity between her and Mrs. Watson but no one seems to know why but suspects something; “Mildred Walker” (Supporting): Female, 17-21, must sing and move well; pretty and athletic type; outgoing and winning personality; “Rhonda Walker” (Supporting): Female, 13-16, must sing well, attractive, and able to move well. Rhonda is well-spoken and strong in character; “Mayor Maurice” (Lead): Male, 34-47, street-smart with a little gangster attitude. Well-built and handsome, a gentlemen's gentlemen. Singing ability is a plus. Open Casting Calls Sep 19 from 7pm-9pm and Sep 23 from 10am-1pm at Newark Symphony Hall (1020 Broad St., Newark NJ 07102). Seeking talent from Plainfield, Hackensack, East Newark, Edison, Perth Amboy, Jersey City, Holmdel NJ. Do not apply if you're not serious or have not checked your schedule. No appointments required. Interested applicants must audition in person. Be sure to prepare a two-minute monologue and be ready to improv if asked.

'Mr. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 20 - Alchemy Theatre Company is casting Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, a dark comedy and eventually Greek tragedy based on The Simpsons. Humor, survival, heart, translations of story-telling, and a true live theater experience. Anne Washburn, playwright; Michael Friedman, score; Anne Washburn, lyrics; Rehearsals begin Sep. 28 (expect two to three rehearsals during the week at 7pm, with Saturday rehearsals at 12noon); rehearsals will occur in Fullerton and Santa Ana depending on availability. Show runs Dec. 1-16 (Fri.-Sun.) at Costa Mesa Playhouse, Costa Mesa CA. Small stipend. Seeking—“Matt” (Lead): Male, 20+, "Simpsons" aficionado; also acts as Homer and the troupe's Foley artist in Act 2; “Jenny” (Lead): Female, 20+, "Simpsons" aficionado; acts as Marge and the troupe's "line broker" in Act 2; “Maria” (Lead): Female, 20+, not a huge Simpsons fan, but very sweet and well-intended; is the spiritual compass for the troupe in finding meaning in their Act 2 show; “Sam” (Lead): Male, 20+, the sentry; he is a logical man who watches out for others and also acts as the troupe's security and carpenter/technician in Act 2; “Colleen” (Lead): Female, 20+, the director; although suffering from recent loss in Act 1, she appears in Act 2 as the director and de facto leader of the troupe; “Gibson” (Lead): Male, 20+, the newcomer; happens upon the other survivors and knows too much about Gilbert and Sullivan; he acts as Sideshow Bob and "Husband" in the commercial in Act 2; “Quincy” (Supporting): Female, 20+, the Actress; appears in Act 2 as a new member, brought on for her acting talent, playing the "Wife" in the Act 2 commercial; “Edna” (Supporting): Female, 20+, lead member of the Greek Chorus in Act 3, the voice of story-teller and conscience; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 20+, ensemble as needed to play roles of Itchy, Scratchy, and other Simpsons characters in the Act 3 Musical Greek Tragedy. Seeking talent from Santa Ana CA. Bring a headshot, resume, and 16 bars of music to sing from. An accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to read from the script as needed. The musical style of the show ranges from exploitation of pop music, Greek chorus, and opera (mostly in terms of speaking/singing a la "Les Mis"). All roles are open. No pre-casting. Ability to play instruments a plus. Arrive with all conflicts prepared. Conflicts after casting are only granted at director and music director approval. Tech week and show conflicts are not acceptable.

EQUITY, 'CHESS' – SEP. 20 - The Kennedy Center is casting male and female singers for an upcoming semi-staged concert production of Chess, the musical. Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, music; Tim Rice, lyrics; Rehearsals begin on or about Jan. 22, 2018; six performances between Feb. 14-18 at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Salary pending approval. Equity Special Agreement Contract. Seeking—Male & Female Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): 20-39, characters are ages 20s–30s. Seeking excellent singer-actors who move well. Must be able to handle contemporary legit musical theater singing as well as pop backgrounds with style and no vibrato. All ethnicities strongly encouraged. Equity Chorus Call Sep 20 at 10am for female singers & 2pm for male singers at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 17th fl., New York NY 10018). ECC procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare 32 bars of a musical theater song in the style of the show. Bring pix & resume, stapled together.

EQUITY, 'BRIGADOON'/'SINGIN' In The RAIN' – SEP. 20 - Wick Theatre and Costume Museum is casting Equity performers for Brigadoon (Rehearsals begin Feb. 20, 2018; runs Mar. 8-Apr. 8) and Singin' In The Rain (Rehearsals begin Dec. 26; runs Jan. 11-Feb. 18). Rehearsals begin Feb. 20; runs Mar. 8-Apr. 8 in Boca Raton FL. Pays $684/wk. Equity SPT- 10 Agreement. Seeking—Equity Actors: Males & Females, 18+. For Brigadoon – “Tommy Albright:” A surprisingly sensitive American man who can’t seem to make a commitment to his long-standing girlfriend. Somewhat dissatisfied with his current life; about 40; Big powerful baritone; B-flat below Middle C to F-sharp; “Jeff Douglas:” Tommy’ friend; Glib, skeptical; Loves liquor and women; Very little singing; About 40; “Fiona Maclaren:” A smart, bright woman who is completely frank to the point of disarming. Glorious soprano. B below middle C to A. About 35; “Charlie Dalrymple:” A sweet and happy bridegroom. Tenor; D below Middle C to G. Young....but maybe not; “Meg Brokie:” A lusty gal who loves men and a good time and wants to tell you all about it. Very strong alto. G below Middle C to F. 35 or more; for Singin’ In The Rain – “Don Lockwood:” (Male, 25-40, any ethnicity): a suave Hollywood leading man; good singer; excellent dancer with strong tap; charming, charismatic; “Kathy Seldon:” (Female, 20-30, any ethnicity): beautiful ingénue; must sing & dance, especially tap extremely well; “Lina Lamont:” (Female, 25-40, any ethnicity): comic actor-singer; a slow-witted silent film diva with a big personality and a harshly shrill, unpleasant voice; Don's regular co-star; “Cosmo Brown:” (Male, 25-40, any ethnicity): comic actor-singer-dancer with strong tap; a wacky and playful on-set pianist for silent films; Don's best friend and former dance partner; Production Singer: (Male, 25-40, any ethnicity): strong tenor who dances; the lead tenor in Monumental Pictures' first movie musical. Equity Principal Audition Sep 20 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 16th Fl., New York NY 10018).

 

'HAIRSPRAY' – SEP. 20 – PLYMOUTH - Educational Theatre Collaborative is casting the African American singing and dancing ensemble for Hairspray, both male and female." Artistic Director states: "Wonderful opportunity to work with NYC choreographers, award-winning musical directors and two-time Moss Hart Trophy winning Director at the award-winning ETC based at Plymouth State University, Plymouth NH. This is a great chance to be a part of an amazing musical, build your resume, and make contacts." Housing and transportation to and from rehearsals is provided. Rehearses Jan. 2-23, 2018; runs Jan. 24-28 in Plymouth NH. Coordinator states: "This is an unpaid opportunity; however, the quality will be very high and you will have the opportunity to work with NYC talent and gain valuable experience. Only those who like working collaboratively need apply. ETC, winner of the NETC Award for best production in New England, is a nurturing, accepting, and exciting place to be in January." Housing provided. Seeking—African American Ensemble Singers, Dancers and Actors (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-30, must be able to sing and dance well; The Dynamites (Supporting): Female, 18-35. Audition by appointment Sep 20 at 3:30pm in Plymouth NH 03264. Seeking talent from Boston MA; New York NY. Submit a resume detailing your dance and singing experience and a headshot. If you have a reel that showcases your dance and/or singing ability, please send it for us to view. If you don't have one, please try and make a short one that shows your dancing and singing ability. Thanks! To submit, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'HOW CHRISTMAS FEELS' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 21 - Create. Inspire. Change. Theater Company is casting the world premiere of How Christmas Feels, a new musical. Matt Lowy, composer-lyrics-music dir.; Zach Teague, librettist; Synopsis: Mimi works at Scrangle's Snow Globe Factory in a bustling city, and has become disillusioned by "the Christmas spirit." Somewhat lost and lonely, she begins receiving anonymous letters, which seem to magically correspond with her actual life. These letters, along with a few surprisingly close friends, guide her in finding herself and what the holidays are all about. Rehearses Nov. 5-22 (6:30pm-10pm on weekdays, 10am-5pm on weekends) in NYC; tech rehearsals and performances will take place in Boston MA. Rehearsals will take place in New York City, with tech and performances in Boston MA. A small stipend will be provided and housing in Boston may be provided. A small stipend will be provided and housing in Boston may be provided. Seeking—“Mimi” (Lead): Female, 20-29, the central character; reserved, accident-prone, and complex, yet resilient; works at Scrangle’s Snow Globes on the assembly line; has an immense love for snow globes and the joy that they bring, but she feels trapped, like the people inside of a snow globe; trapped in her current financial situation, and trapped in a life of unhappiness (which especially comes out during the holidays); it isn’t until she starts receiving anonymous letters that she finds self-acceptance, the power of choice, and the true meaning of Christmas; awkward, clumsy, and self-deprecating but also fun. Think "Lizzie McGuire," but less annoying; “Rachel” (Lead): Female, 20-29, quick, but also somewhat of a space cadet; the comedic relief; Mimi’s outspoken and quirky best friend who works with her on the assembly line at Scrangle’s Snow Globes; above all else, she knows how to have fun; she's Mimi’s accountability; also self-involved but not obnoxiously so - which affects her relationship with Mimi. Think Phoebe Buffay from "Friends;” “Scrangle” (Lead): Male, 40-50, biting, intense, goofy, and insecure; character is inspired by Scrooge from "A Christmas Carol"; the owner of Scrangle’s Snow Globes and quite possibly the worst person ever; when it comes to money, he is filthy rich — but when it comes to relationships, he is destitute; sees money in everything; although he is hateful, he loves a good joke. Think a mean but less goofy Ace Ventura; “Mary” (Supporting): Female, 40-65, motherly, calming, and sassy; works "undercover" at Scrangle’s Snow Globes as a mail sorter and is later revealed to be Mrs. Claus; larger than life and she loves it; brings the magic to the show. Character is a combination of Sookie from "Gilmore Girls" and Oprah; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+, a creative and dynamic ensemble to play many additional roles in the production; specifically seeking strong dancers with a unique personality. Seeking talent from Boston MA. To submit for How Christmas Feels, visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b48abae23a1fe3-howchristmas to sign up, and bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume with you to the audition.

'SIR GAWAIN And The GREEN KNIGHT' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 21 - Pearl Poet Productions is casting Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a musical. Rehearsals begin Oct. 24. Runs Dec. 1-17, in Chicago IL. Stipend $200+. Seeking—Green Knight (Supporting): Male, 18+, 6'+ with an athletic/muscular build, imposing, a strong rock vocal background and experience with verse required. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. Submit via backstage.com or contact the production company.

EQUITY, 'JERRY's GIRLS' – SEP. 21 - Wick Theatre and Costume Museum is casting a Wick Theatre and Costume Museum production of Jerry's Girls. Rehearsals begin Apr. 3, 2018; runs Apr. 19-May 13 in Boca Raton FL. Pays: $711/wk. min. Equity SPT-10 Contract. Seeking—Actors: Male, 20-40, this is a revue with four characters who are attractive and dynamic men. Characters' ages: 20-40. All must be strong singers and dancers. Ethnic minorities are encouraged to attend. Tap dance is a plus. Equity Principal Audition Sep 21 from 10am-2pm at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave., 16th fl., New York NY 10018). EPA procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a song in the style of the show that shows off your style and range. You may sing from "Jerry's Girls," but it is not required. Bring pix & resume, stapled together.

EQUITY, 'DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS' – SEP. 22 – MARIETTA - Atlanta Lyric Theatre is casting Equity actors-singers for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. David Yazbek, music-lyrics; Jeffrey Lane, book; Rehearsals begin Jan. 15, 2018; runs Feb. 9-25 in Marietta GA. Pays $432/wk. Equity LOA Agreement. Seeking—“Lawrence Jameson:” Male, 45-60, an experienced British con artist who is sophisticated, suave, and elegant; vocal range top: B-flat4; vocal range bottom: G2; “Freddy Benson:” Male, 25-35, a young, clever, aspiring American con artist; he is a sloppy, yet attractive womanizer, and is eventually conned by Christine; vocal range top: B4; vocal range bottom: A2; “Christine Colgate:” Female, 35-45, a seemingly good-natured American heiress vacationing on the French Riviera, who is revealed to be a notorious con artist. Naive and clueless at first, she becomes cunning and mischievous; vocal range top: F-sharp5; vocal range bottom: A3; “Andre Thibault:” Male, 45-55, Lawrence's French assistant; official and mostly serious, he has a light-hearted nature and a quirky sense of humor; vocal range top: F4; vocal range bottom: F2; “Muriel Eubanks:” Female, 50-60, a wealthy and attractive American socialite from Nebraska, she one of Lawrence's victims and Andre's subsequent love interest; vocal range top: C5; vocal range bottom: E3; “Jolene:” Female, 25-35, an American heiress from Oklahoma and the "Princess of Petroleum," she is very eager, optimistic, and energetic; vocal range top: D5; vocal range bottom: A3; Ensemble: Males & Females, 18+, the Ensemble will include six adult men and six adult women; all strong singers and dancers. Equity Principal Audition Sep 22 from 12noon-8pm at Lyric Studio Theatre in the Square (12 Powder Springs, Marietta GA 30064; Entrance under maroon awning). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare a brief musical theatre song in the style of the show. Bring your sheet music in your key. Accompanist provided. No video submissions. Dance call at callbacks only. For more info, visit www.atlantalyric.com.

TEENS, 'ALL SHOOK UP' REPLACEMENT CASTING – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 23 - Studio C Performing Arts is seeking an immediate replacement for a showcase role in All Shook Up. All other roles have been cast. A show inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing young man who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy. Producer states: "You'll be jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as 'Heartbreak Hotel,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' and 'Don’t Be Cruel.'" Rehearsals in progress for performances Oct. 27-Nov. 5. No participation fee required. Seeking—“Dean Hyde” (Lead): Male, 15-18, Mayor Matilda’s teenage son; has spent his youth at military boarding schools and he has never disobeyed his mother. Range: Tenor to B-sharp. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Email studiocperformingarts@gmail.com for more details.

EQUITY, 'CRUEL INTENTIONS' – SEP. 23 - Cruel Intentions Worldwide LLC is casting Equity actor-singers for Cruel Intentions. Co-created by Jordan Ross, Lindsey Rosin, and Roger Kumble, based on the 1999 film written and directed by Roger Kimble. Synopsis: Based on Roger Kumble’s film, the relentless game of cat and mouse comes alive in Cruel Intentions: The Musical. The cult classic tale of seduction and revenge follows despicable stepsiblings, Sebastian and Kathryn, in their attempt to destroy their classmates. This 90s jukebox musical will make you laugh, cry, and when the stakes are this high, maybe even fall in love. And, sometimes, that’s the cruelest thing of all. Rehearsals begin Oct. 31; runs Nov. 17-Dec. 11 in NYC. Pays $575/wk. Equity Cabaret Agreement. Seeking—“Kathryn Merteuil:” Female, 18+ to play 17-18 years old; Sebastian’s sexy, manipulative, devious step-sister with a heart two sizes too small; played by Sarah Michelle Gellar in the original film; “Annette Hargrove:” Female, adult actress 18+ to play 17-18 years old; Sebastian’s smart and virginal summer conquest turned first true love; mezzo-soprano; must belt up to a high E-flat; played by Reese Witherspoon in the original film; “Cecile Caldwell:” adult actress 18+ to play teen; a naive incoming freshman that Kathryn plans to corrupt in her quest for revenge; mezzo-soprano; must belt up to a high E-flat; played by Selma Blair in the original film; “Ronald Clifford:” Cecile’s well-mannered music tutor who also becomes a pawn in Sebastian and Kathryn’s game; tenor/baritone; played by Sean Patrick Thomas in the film; “Bunny Caldwell:” Cecile’s mother is a full-time wasp and part-time racist; an actress who can sing; mezzo-soprano; played by Christine Baranski in the film; “Greg McConnell:” adult actor 18+ to play 18; Manchester Prep's All-American football stud known for tackling the tight ends on and off the field; baritone tenor. Equity Principal Audition Sep 23 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Ripley-Grier Studios 520 (520 8th Ave, 16th Floor, New York NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a short song. The music style of the show is contemporary and rock. Bring sheet music in the correct key: accompanist provided but may not transpose. Bring a picture and resume. This will be primarily a five show Saturday-Monday weekly run with additional shows over specific holiday periods. Casting director Henry Russell Bergstein and casting associate Satchel Buck Jones are expected at the EPA.

 

'9 TO 5' – SEP. 24 & 25 – LOS ALTOS - Foothill Music Theatre is casting 9 to 5, the musical based on Dolly Parton's 1980 hit movie. Project description: "Set in the late 1970's, this hilarious story of friendship and women’s roles both at work and in relationships set in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic." Performances to be held Mar. 1-18, 2018, in Los Altos CA. Seeking—“Violet” (Lead): Female, 35-50, vocal range: D5-F3; “Doralee” (Lead): Female, 20-35, vocal range: E5-G3; “Judy” (Lead): Female, 30-40, vocal range: F5 to A-flat3; “Franklin Hart” (Lead): Male, 40-50, vocal range: G-flat4 to C3; “Roz Keith” (Supporting): Female, 30-45, vocal range: C5-G3; “Joe” (Supporting): Male, 25-35, vocal range: G4-B2; “Dwayne” (Supporting): Male, 25-30, vocal range: G4-E2; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18+. Open Casting Calls Sep 24, 2017: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM and Sep 25, 2017: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Smithwick Theater, Los Altos, C. Prepare a short song in the style of the show; songs from the show acceptable. Songs should be one-to two-mins. Bring sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided.

'FIDDLER On The ROOF' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 25 - Plaza Theatrical Productions is casting a local tour of Fiddler on the Roof. Rehearses Sep. 11-Oct. 6 at the Plaza Studios in Lynbrook NY; runs Oct. 6-Nov. 19 at various locations on Long Island and one performance in New Jersey. Stipend per performance provided. Seeking—“Fyedka” (Supporting): Male, 17-30, a young, handsome Russian who falls in love with Tevye's youngest daughter, Chava. Must be able to sustain a high G in the musical number "To Life;” “Chava” (Supporting): Female, 18-28, Chava is Tevye's daughter who decides to marry a russian out of love and not tradition. Must sing well and move well. Seeking talent from Lynbrook, New York NY. Email a headshot and resume via backstage.com or contact the casting company. Only those the producer wishes to see will be contacted for an audition appointment. If called for an audition, you must come prepared with 16 bars of show tunes-style music. If applying for the role of Fyedka, be prepared to sing Fyedka's solo in "To Life."

YESTON & KOPIT's 'PHANTOM' – SEP. 25 - The Fireside Theatre is casting its production of Yeston & Kopit's Phantom. Maury Yeston, music and lyrics; Arthur Kopit, book; Rehearsals begin Dec. 11; runs Dec. 29-Feb. 18 in Fort Atkinson WI. Competitive salary, plus EMC points, housing, meals, and travel provided. Seeking—“Erik, the Phantom” (Lead): Male, 20s-30s; baritone with bass notes; dark and brooding with artistic sensitivity underneath; shuns contact with people, but is yearning for love (which he finds with Christine); “Christine Daae” (Lead): Female, 20s; young, beautiful soprano; warm and optimistic; filled with dreams of singing on the opera stage; drawn to Erik's musical gifts and to his soul; “Count Philippe de Chandon” (Lead): Male, 20s; baritone/tenor; rich patron of the arts; handsome and confident; is in love with Christine; “Gerard Carriere” (Lead): Male, 40s-50s; baritone; former director of the Opera; warm and wise; Erik's protector; a kind man with a dark secret; “Alain cholet” (Lead): Male, 30s-50s; the new head of the Opera; comic character man; gives the impression of being in charge but is in fact ruled by Carlotta; “Carlotta” (Lead): Female, late 30s-50s; Alain Cholet's diva wife; mezzo soprano; grande dame of the Opera; jealous of anyone younger, prettier, and more talented, especially Christine. Open Casting Call Sep 25 at 10am for non-Equity performers at Nola Rehearsal Studios (250 W. 54th St., New York NY 10019). Monitor will begin signing people up when the building opens at 8:30am. 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 in the style of the show. You may sing from the show.

DISNEY's 'NEWSIES' – SEP. 25 - The Fireside Theatre is casting its production of Disney's Newsies. Alan Menken, music; Jack Feldman, lyrics; Harvey Fierstein, book; Rehearsals begin Feb. 5, 2018; runs Feb. 22-April 8 in Fort Atkinson WI. Competitive salary, plus EMC points, housing, meals, and travel provided. Seeking—“Jack” (Lead): Male, 17-22, Caucasian; handsome, passionate, and charismatic leader of the Newsies; a street-smart kid with a dark, artistic soul right beneath the bluster; not a blowhard; this kid's the real thing. Must have a great pop tenor voice; “Davey” (Supporting): Male, 16-21; Caucasian; a thinker; raised in a home as opposed to the other Newsies, Davey is the book-smart counterpoint to the other boys; the voice of reason; a nice Jewish boy. Must have a great contemporary tenor voice; “Joseph Pulitzer” (Supporting): Male, 40s; Caucasian; the boisterous forefather of Wm. F. Buckley Jr., Glen Beck, and Rupert Murdoch; an on-point, know-it-all politician; impolite and impatient with the world. Must sing well; “Katherine Plumber” (Supporting): Female, 17-22; Caucasian; the strong-willed daughter of Pulitzer; this young lady drips smarts, opinions, and confidence; a young Katherine Hepburn or Ellen Page; this damsel needs no prince to save her. Must have a great pop/contemporary musical theater voice with a high belt; “Crutchie” (Supporting): Male, 17-22; any ethnicity; a slight, sickly boy with a huge heart; he walks with the aid of a crutch due to a bad leg, but that doesn't hold him back from being right in the middle of any mischief; a real charmer; “Medda” (Supporting): Female, 40s-60s; any ethnicity; a vaudeville star of the Bowery variety; risqué and tough. Must have a big voice and great comic delivery. Open Casting Call Sep 25 at 10am at Nola Rehearsal Studios (250 W. 54th St., New York NY 10019). Monitor will begin signing people up when the building opens at 8:30am. 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 in the style of the show. You may sing from the show.

'INFINITE, A NEW MUSICAL In CONCERT' – SEP. 25 – SAN FRANCISCO - The Witty Fool Players is casting Infinite, A New Musical In Concert, presented by The Witty Fool Players. Louis Lagalante, composer; Synopsis: Infinite is one of the most popular festivals in the world, reaching an audience of over one million unique attendees every year. It knows what you like. It knows what you want. And it has a way of changing your mind about both. Rehearsals in San Francisco; dress rehearsal Oct. 29; runs Oct. 30 at 7:30 in San Francisco CA. Actors will receive a small compensation for their performances. Seeking—“Dana” (Lead): Female, 20-30, Stella’s high school best friend; a self-described “lady entrepreneur” who believes above all in the power of “leaning in”; suggested she and Stella meet up at Infinite for two reasons: (1) their favorite band from high school, The Stammers, are headlining; and (2) she hopes that inspiration for a startup will strike among the glamour of Infinite; mezzo; “Stella” (Lead): Female, Transgender Female, 20-30, a grad student and amateur singer-songwriter who is, in her words, “very single and very happy with it.”; at Infinite to reconnect with her best friend from high school, having spent the last four years in college on opposite coasts; alto or female tenor; “Franco” (Supporting): Male, 25-35, the billionaire founder of Palaza, a social media platform that describes itself as “The World’s Town Square"; finds an excuse to go to Infinite every year, in the hopes that he’ll meet his “dream girl” among the festival-goers; this year, his excuse is that he wants to become Longwave Media’s “exclusive social media partner” for Infinite; tenor; “Colin Lightwood” (Supporting): Male, 35-50, an overly macho rock star whose band The Stammers is reuniting at Infinite for the first time in ten years; now that he has reached middle age, he has discovered a certain level of self-awareness that he used to lack; it doesn’t stop him from being insufferable; tenor with a strong low range; The Director (Supporting): Male, 50-75, a former Flower Child who watched his youthful dream fall apart around him; worked for a hedge fund in the early eighties and used his newfound largesse to stage a hostile takeover of Longwave Media at the tail end of the Reagan era; since then, he’s been quietly and methodically expanding its footprint; committed above all to his singular vision; baritone; Young Man (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18-25, the Social Media Co-Manager of Infinite; internet celebrity who has become famous for making choppily-edited videos in which he talks at the camera about how his opinions are the best opinions; Infinite is a big step forward for him; baritone; “Vicky J” (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18-25, the Social Media Co-Manager of Infinite; internet celebrity who has become famous for making choppily-edited videos in which she talks at the camera about how her opinions are the best opinions; Infinite is a big step forward for her; alto. Audition by appointment Sep 25 from 5pm-9pm at Mary Sano Studio (245 5th St., #314, San Francisco CA 94103). If you cannot make the audition day and are interested in sending a video audition, email us at thewittyfoolplayers@gmail.com for more information. Prepare two minutes of a Contemporary Musical Song or a Pop Song. An accompanist will be provided, but not required to sing with. Audition Appointments: email thewittyfoolplayers@gmail.com and include your audition time preference. You may send your resume and headshot, but it is not required.

EQUITY, 'OKLAHOMA!,' 'The EMPEROR's NEW CLOTHES,' 'PINKALICIOUS' – SEP. 25 – CHICAGO - Marriott Lincolnshire is seeking male and female actors for upcoming productions in Oklahoma!, The Emperor's New Clothes and Pinkalicious. Oklahoma! rehearsals begin Mar. 22, 2018; runs Apr. 11-June 17. The Emperor's New Clothes (TYA) rehearsals begin Feb. 12; runs Feb. 23-May 13; Pinkalicious (TYA) rehearsals begin July 2; runs July 14-Aug. 12. Pays: $774/wk. minimum for Oklahoma!; $104/performance for TYA. Equity Special Agreement. Seeking—Male & Female Actors: 18+. For OKLAHOMA! – “Aunt Eller:” A down-to-earth farm woman who has managed to make a life on the frontier for herself and her niece, Laurey. She sees the good in everyone. Age Range- 45 plus; Gender: Female-Identifying; Vocal range: Mezzo; “Curly:” A confident, handsome cowboy with the kind of affable personality that people are drawn to. His strong ego sometimes causes him to be too sure of himself. Age Range: 18-25, Gender: Male-Identifying; Vocal Range: Lyric Baritone; “Laurey:” A strong, spunky farm girl. She has been raised by her Aunt Eller and has learned to be self-sufficient. Age Range-18-25; Gender: Female-Identifying; Vocal Range: Soprano; “Will Parker:” A good-natured cowboy and champion steer roper. He's in love with Ado Annie and not afraid to express his feelings. Age Range: 18-25. Gender: Male-Identifying; Vocal Range: Tenor; “Ado Annie Carnes:” A boy-crazy farm girl. She's too naive to know how to handle herself around men, which gets her into trouble. Age Range: 18-25; Gender: Female-Identifying; Vocal Range: Soprano; “Jud Fry:” Is Laurey and Aunt Eller's surly hired hand and he has his eye on Laurey. He has a dark, possibly criminal past and his sullen, volatile nature frightens Laurey. Age Range: 25-32; Gender: Male-Identifying; Vocal Range: Baritone; “Andrew ‘Papa’ Carnes:” Ado Annie's protective father and he is determined that no man will take advantage of her innocent nature. Age Range: 45+; Gender: Male-Identifying; Vocal Range- Tenor; “Gertie Cummings:” A silly flirt from a nearby town with the most annoying laugh in the Territory. She's too full of herself to realize that that most people would rather not be in her company; Age Range: 18-25; Gender: Female-Identifying; Vocal Range: Mezzo; “Ike Skidmore:” Owns the ranch where the Box Social takes place. Age Range: 35+; Gender: Male-Identifying; Vocal Range: Baritone; for THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES – “Arno:” The palace's scrub kid who is outgoing and impulsive. Says the first thing that comes into their head; Gender: TBD; Character Age: 15 to 20; Vocal range: B-flat2 to G4; “Swindler:” Makes the "Magic" clothes for Marcus. He is a conniving, imaginative showman extremely skilled at his art of trickery; Gender: Male-Identifying; Character Age: 25-35; Vocal range: C3-F4; “Deena:” The Royal Clothes-maker who is motherly, level-headed, bossy and nervous; Gender: Female-Identifying; Character Age: 30-40; Vocal range: B3-E5; “William:” The Royal Advisor who is fatherly, and a little henpecked. He tries to be authoritative and responsible, but generally fails; Gender: Male-Identifying; Character Age: 30-40; Vocal range: A2-F4; “Marcus:” The Emperor and our story's protagonist. Has a powerful imagination and is very intelligent, however lacks self-confidence; Gender: TBD; Character Age: 20-30; Vocal range: B-flat2 to F4; for PINKALICIOUS – “Pinkalicious:” An energetic little girl who loves the color pink and pink cupcakes. Learns that more is not always better, learns self-control, and learns the power of pink. Gender: Female-Identifying; Vocal range: A-sharp3 to G5; “Peter” (her younger brother): Secretly desires to enjoy pink like his sister and to express himself creatively; earns the right to play with pink toys and to enjoy life's silver lining by expressing himself freely. Gender: Male-Identifying; Vocal Range- F-sharp2 to G-sharp4; “Alison:” Pinkalicious’ best friend who also wants to be pink. Learns not to be jealous, that the grass is not always greener on the other side. Gender: Female-Identifying; Vocal range: A-flat3 to F5; Played by same actor playing Dr. Wink; “Dr. Wink:” Pinkalicious’ female pediatrician who is very excited about diagnosing pinkititis. Gender: Female-Identifying. Vocal Range: A-flat3 to F5; “Mrs. Pinkerton:” (Pinkalicious’ organic-minded and busy mother. Learns to be less rigid and less busy; finds her inner girl; learns to enjoy sweets and eats buttercream frosting in the finale and wears a pink dress. Gender: Female-Identifying. Vocal Range: F-sharp3 to E5; “Mr. Pinkerton:” (Pinkalicious pinkaphobic father) Learns to be less close-minded and strict; forbids Peter to play with pink toys; later permits Peter to express himself even if it involves pink, admires Pinkalicious for her love of pink, and even wears pink clothes himself. Gender: Male-Identifying. Vocal Range: G2-C4. Equity Principal Audition by appointment Sep 25 from 10am-1pm (possible extension appointments from 2pm-4pm) at Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago IL 60657). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Equity members can book appointments through the member portal starting on Sep. 18 at 12noon. Prepare one 16-32 bar cut (approximately one minute in length), and bring a second in case the Artistic Team needs to hear more. An accompanist will be provided. Bring music in your key. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together. No performers under 18 are being seen at this time. All ethnicities strongly encouraged to attend.

EQUITY, 'FOLK WANDERING' – SEP. 26 - Pipeline Theatre Company is seeking Equity actors for this world premiere from Pipeline Theatre Company, known for its imaginative and adventurous storytelling. Andrew Neisler & Jaclyn Backhaus, concept; Jaclyn Backhaus, book-lyrics; Blake Allen, Mike Brun, Andrew R. Butler, Joel Esher, Alex Fast, Jo Lampert, Barrie McLain, Annie Tippe, and Dominique Toney, additional music-lyrics; The eleven actors of the cast will form a troupe of troubadours who spin together tales from tenement Manhattan, the deserts of Utah, and small-town Indiana. Folk Wandering is an exploration of the hopes and heartbreaks that weave through our American fabric, and of the untold past that propels us forward. Seeking adventurous and game actors-singers who are comfortable being a part of an ensemble. Casting a diverse company. Qualified actor-singers of all ethnicities, genders, and gender identities, and backgrounds, and abilities are encouraged to audition. Looking for folky, soulful, gritty voices of all types and varieties. The ability to play an instrument is a plus (particularly guitar, ukulele, mandolin, autoharp, banjo, violin, viola, clarinet, flute, accordion, harmonium). Rehearsals begin on/about Jan. 22; previews begin on/about Feb. 23; opens on/about Mar. 4; closes on/about Mar. 25 in NYC. Pays: $325/wk. min. plus health/pension. Equity Transition Contract. Contract/salary approval pending. Seeking—“Rosealia Fabrisio:” any ethnicity, adult actor 18+ to play 14, bright mezzo-soprano. An Italian girl living in a tenement who is forced to work in the factory when she is old enough, but she dreams of becoming a journalist; fiery, spunky, independent, and youthful. Principal; Harlan/Steve (Dual Role): any ethnicity, 20s to 30, Tenor who can be both shout-y and mellow; strong comedic chops are necessary. Principal. Harlan: A young, earnest boy living in a tenement; Rosealia's neighbor and friend. Steve: A grizzled Midwestern alcoholic who is a regular at the bar; irreverent humor, his own best friend; “Bobby Lombardi:” any ethnicity, 20s to 30s, suave tenor with big range. A runaway musician who is mistaken for James Dean when he is hiding out in a small Indiana town; smooth, handsome, confident, self-important; exhibits all his privilege, for his own betterment, at the expense of others. Ability to play guitar is a plus. Principal; “Hannah Samson:” any ethnicity, 20s to 30s, pop-rock mezzo-soprano. On-again, off-again love interest of Bobby; she cares for him, but their relationship is toxic; passionate, short-tempered, intelligent, and vicious. Alanis Morissette-type singer. Principal; “Everett Reuss:” any ethnicity, 20s to 40s, grungy tenor or high baritone. Ability to play guitar, uke, mandolin, or bango is a plus. Vagabond who leaves behind his life to wander the natural west, mysterious, haunting; good-hearted and good-natured; finds the beauty in small things; folky voice necessary and musical instruments are definitely a plus. Principal; “Kai:” any ethnicity, late 20s to 40s, airy mezzo-soprano. Dust Bowl mother; worn and weary; dealt a bad hand, but determined to make the best of it; strong, ruthless. Principal; Dorothea Lange/Norma Pancakes (Dual Rule): any ethnicity, 30s to 70s, mezzo-soprano or soprano; strong comedic chops are necessary; character actress able to meld with the ensemble and shine brightly at alternate points. Principal. Dorothea: Photographer, well-off, good listener. Norma Pancakes: Roller-skating diner waitress; Rat Von Quilty/Alberto Fabrisio (Dual Role): any ethnicity, 30s to 50s, rich baritone or bass. Strong comedic chops, larger-than-life and loving personalities welcome. Principal. Rat Von Quilty: Congenial person at the bar. Alberto Fabrisio: A jolly father who wants the best for his children; Barkeep/Joey (Dual Role): any ethnicity, 20s to 30s, tenor. Ability to play piano is a plus. Principal. Barkeep: Immaculate bartender who whips up a mean drink; nary any lines, but a striking physical presence and vocabulary. Joey: Melodramatic, young lover of Sadie, dreamer; fresh-faced, excited by life; Sadie Fabrisio/Alma: any ethnicity, 20s to 30s, sweet mezzo-soprano. Ability to play piano is a plus. Principal. Sadie Fabrisio: Practical, young lover of Joey. Alma: Six-year-old little girl; fearless, spunky, and outspoken; Caroline/Catherine (Dual Role): any ethnicity, 20s to 40s, cutting true Soprano with alto notes. Principal. Caroline: Classic high-school mean girl; overachiever; out to get the guy. Catherine: Immigrant mother; loving, warm, hard-working; looks out for her family, fiercely devoted to them. Equity Principal Audition Sep 26 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 4th fl., New York NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief folk/rock/contemporary song that shows your style and vocal range. Bring sheet music and pix & resumes, stapled together. A piano accompanist will be provided. Casting states: "We are committed to casting a diverse company. Qualified actor-singers of all ethnicities, genders and gender identities, and backgrounds, and abilities are encouraged to audition."

'IMAGINE' – SEP. 26 – LAS VEGAS - Aon Theatrical Productions is casting Imagine, a rock opera musical that takes place through the generations of love, life, laughter, and dreaming. Rehearses on dates TBD; run expected to begin late fall-early winter 2017, possibly into spring 2018 in Las Vegas NV. Production states: "Pays stipend after backers’ audition and scale when full budget realized in late fall, early winter of 2017, possibly into the spring of 2018." Seeking—“Lance” (Lead): Male, 18-25, the geek from the other side of the tracks with slicked back, long brown hair and glasses who really likes Kathryn, but is afraid to tell anyone, as she is above his class in life; a teenager with brown eyes. Audio/video reel a plus; “Kathryn” (Lead): Female, 18-25, a good girl swayed by her father and peers she wants to please; the most popular in school and head cheerleader with blond hair and blue eyes; extremely attractive; Lance's true love, who decides she wants to be with Lance and not the boyfriend her father has chosen for her: Josh. Audio/video reel a plus; “Josh” (Supporting): Male, 18-25, Kathryn's designated boyfriend; the school quarterback hunk who has long sandy blond hair; the most popular and a rich kid brat trying to secure a position in the law firm of Kathryn's father; cares about nothing but himself; a bully, but really insecure and overwhelmed by pressure from Kathryn's father to Marry Kathryn. Audio/video reel a plus; “Serena” (Supporting): Female, 18-25, Kathryn's best friend; a pretty Asian girl; more of a tough tomboy type who realizes her vulnerabilities as the musical progresses; Serena has black shining hair and dark eyes; she hangs with the in crowd and is the second most popular girl in school; has attitude; secretly begins liking Lance, but is a mentor to Kathryn and will not violate her trust no matter her feelings, but eventually becomes Lance's wife. Audio/video reel a plus; “Shakespear” (Supporting): Male, 18-25, a riddle and joke maker hanging with the in crowd; uncaring of others' feelings as long as he's popular; Josh’s best friend; a large, muscular boy with brown hair; although he bullies for acceptance within the clique, he is a bit dimwitted, although he's not aware of it. Audio/video reel a plus; “Wesley” (Poindexter) (Supporting): Male, 18-25, one of Lance's classmates; has short black hair combed like a geek and large black glasses; looks more the geek than Lance; dressed in black slacks with pointy shoes and a long white sleeve button-up shirt; helps Lance calculate how long he has to retrieve his thesis before being late for school and kung fu fighting. Audio/video reel a plus; John Lennon Tribute Artist (Supporting): Male, 18-40, tribute artist who appears in Lance's dreams. Audio/video reel a plus; Chubby Checker Tribute Artist (Supporting): Male, 18-50, tribute artist who appears at the school dance. Audio/video reel a plus; Jerry Lee Lewis Tribute Artist (Supporting): Male, 18-50, tribute artist who appears at the school dance. Audio/video reel a plus; Marilyn Monroe Tribute Artist (Supporting): Female, 18-40, tribute artist who appears in Lance's dreams. Audio/video reel a plus. Audition by appointment Sep 26 (Auditions end at 6pm) at 3160 S. Valley View Blvd., Ste. 104, Las Vegas NV 89102. In your cover letter, note your availability. Bring a headshot/bio to the audition location and contact Karen at 702/426-1458 to schedule an appointment. Appointments recommended. Open auditions are first come, first served following all appointments. Singing, acting, and dance are required for most parts. All parts require acting and the majority require dance or choreographed movement.

EQUITY, 'NEWSIES' – SEP. 27 - The Fireside Theatre is casting Newsies with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and book by Harvey Fierstein. Rehearsals begin Feb. 5, 2018; runs Feb. 22-Apr. 8 in Fort Atkinson WI. Pays $665/wk. Equity Dinner Theatre Contract. Seeking—“Jack:” Male, 20-29, handsome, passionate and charismatic leader of the Newsies. A street-smart kid with a dark artistic soul right beneath the bluster. Not a blowhard. This kid's the real thing. Must have a great pop tenor voice; “Davey:” Male, 20-29, a thinker. Raised in a home as opposed to the other Newsies, Davie is the book-smart counterpoint to the other boys. The voice of reason. A nice Jewish boy. Must have a great contemporary tenor voice; “Joseph Pulitzer:” Male, 40-49, the boisterous forefather of Wm. F. Buckley Jr, Glen Beck and Rupert Murdoch. An on point, know it all, politician. Impolite and impatient with the world. Must sing well; “Katherine Plumber:” Female, 18-29, the strong willed daughter of Pulitzer. This young lady drips smarts, opinions and confidence. A young Katherine Hepburn or Ellen Page. This damsel needs no prince to save her. Must have a great pop/contemporary musical theater voice with a high belt; “Crutchie:” Male, 18-29, a slight, sickly boy with a huge heart. He walks with the aid of a crutch due to a bad leg, but that doesn't hold him back from being right in the middle of any mischief. A real charmer; “Medda:” Female, 40-69, a vaudeville star of the Bowery variety. Risque, tough, with a big voice and great comic delivery. Seeking female character actor. Equity Principal Audition Sep 27 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Nola Rehearsal Studios (250 W. 54th St., 11th fl., New York NY 10019). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a short song in the style of the show. Singing from the show is fine. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Bring sheet music in correct key; accompanist provided but may not transpose. 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, 'STELLALUNA' – SEP. 27 - Northbrook Park District is Stellaluna. Production states: "We are an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking a diverse group of actors for our upcoming production. All ethnicities, genders, and abilities are strongly encouraged to audition. All actors must be at least 16 years old to audition. The story is told using text, tap, puppetry, music, and American Sign Language. All roles require strong interest or experience in puppetry. All genders will be considered for all roles." Rehearses Jan. 2-5, 9-12, 2018 (10am-1pm); tech rehearsals Jan. 15 (11am-4pm), 17 (9am-4pm), 18 (9am-11am), 19 (9am-4pm); runs Jan. 20 & 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17, & 24 (10am-1pm) at Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Ave., Northbrook IL. (Potential school performances are added during the weeks the show is running, based on school and actor availability. Two weeks advance notice is given). Pays: $81/performance, $13/hr. for rehearsals. Equity LOA-TYA Tier 2 Contract. Seeking—“Stellaluna:” Male or Female, 16+, a young bat; Mother Bat, Baby Birds & Other Puppet Roles: Males & Females, 16+. Equity Principal Audition Sep 27 from 10am-1pm at Actors' Equity Association (Chicago Member Center, 557 W. Randolph St., 1st fl., Chicago IL 60661; dial 011 for auditions). EPA procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Equity members may schedule appointments online through the member portal beginning Sep. 8 at 12noon. Prepare one children's theater monologue and 32 bars each of two contrasting pieces of music that best showcase your voice. All material must be appropriate for young audiences. Bring headshot, resume, and a list of any rehearsal or performance conflicts. If you are unable to attend the audition, video submissions of the listed audition materials must be received by email to Erin Sweet at esweet@nbparks.org by 12noon on Sep. 27. Incomplete video submissions will not be accepted.

EQUITY, 'A SIGN Of The TIMES' – SEP. 27, OCT. 2 & 3 - Wells Street Productions, LLC is seeking an Equity actor for one role, plus Equity dancers and singers for ensemble and featured ensemble roles for A Sign Of The Times. Richard Robin, story; Bruce Vilanch, book; Actors of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to attend. Synopsis: 1965. The pulse of a changing era lures Cindy from Middle America to the swirl of Manhattan. Unexpected friends, lovers, careers and conflicts are all a subway ride away in a pop-fueled new musical featuring songs made famous by Petula Clark and other hit-makers of the day. “I Know a Place,” “The Shoop Shoop Song,” and “If I Can Dream” are among the fabulous favorites on an eye-opening ride from innocence to experience. Forget all your troubles, forget all your cares – go “Downtown” and find out who you are. Runs Dec. 4-15 in NYC. Pays: $500/week, plus pension and health insurance. Equity Staged Reading contract. Seeking—“Matt:” Male, 18+, 20s. Hot in a small town way. The Friday night lights are the brightest thing in his life. Ability to play smaller instrument (i.e. fiddle, harmonica, etc.) a plus; Aunt Cleo/Hattie (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 40s. Cindy’s aunt. It’s been a road of discovery, and every mile she has traveled is written on her face. She became a beatnik and is transitioning into a hippie. Actress will also play Hattie: Sassy and under-appreciated receptionist a big advertising firm in NY. She is very aware of the sexual politics in the workplace during the 60’s. Must move well; Ensemble Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 20s–40s. Versatile performers who can play a variety of roles throughout the show: corporate types, club-goers, activists, small town folk. Must move well; Ensemble Dancers Who Sing (Chorus/Ensemble) Males & Females, 20s–40s. Versatile performers who can play a variety of roles throughout the show: corporate types, club-goers, activists, small town folk. Equity Principal Audition Sep 27 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018) and Equity Chorus Calls Oct 2 at 10am for Equity female dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity male dancers who sing and Oct 3 at 10am for female singers & 2pm for Equity male singers at Pearl Studios NYC 519 (519 8th Ave., 12th fl., New York NY 10018). EPA and ECC Procedures are in effect for these auditions. An Equity Monitor will be provided. EPA actors: prepare a ‘60s pop song that shows vocal range. An accompanist will be provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. ECC dancers: Women should bring character heels. Men should bring knee pads and no slip-on jazz shoes. You may be asked to stay and sing. Bring your book of music, including sheet music for a ‘60s pop song that shows vocal range. An accompanist will be provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. ECC singers: Prepare a '60s pop song that shows vocal range. An accompanist will be provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

EQUITY, 'NEWSIES' & 'PHANTOM' – SEP. 28 - The Fireside Theatre is casting singers for Newsies (Alan Menken, music; Jack Feldman, lyrics; Harvey Fierstein, book; Rehearsals begin Feb. 5, 2018; runs Feb. 22-Apr. 8) and Phantom (Maury Yeston, music & lyrics; Arthur Kopit, book; Rehearsals begin Dec. 11, 2017; runs Dec. 29, 2017-Feb. 18, 2018). Pays $665/wk. Equity Dinner Theatre Contract. Seeking—Ensemble Singers Who Move Well: Males & Females, 18+, will play a variety of ensemble roles. All physical types and ethnicities welcome. Some ensemble members will cover principal roles. Equity Chorus Calls Sep 28 at 10am for Equity male singers & 2pm for Equity female singers at Nola Rehearsal Studios (250 W. 54th St., 11th fl., New York NY 10019). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare 16 bars of music; singing from the show is fine. Some may be asked to stay and do a movement combination after all have sung. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Bring sheet music in correct key; accompanist provided but may not transpose. 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, 'ALADDIN' – SEP. 28 & OCT. 12 - Casting for Equity singers and dancers for Aladdin, possible replacements in the currently running Broadway and First National Tour Companies. Alan Menken, music; Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, lyrics; Alan Menken and Chad Beguelin, additional lyrics; Chad Beguelin, book; Synopsis: The New Stage Musical tells the story of a street-smart commoner whose whole life changes with one rub of a magic lamp. This new Aladdin incorporates all of the beloved songs from the film's Oscar®-winning score plus never-before-heard Menken/Ashman songs restored from early drafts of the score. It marks a return to the authors' original vision: a loving homage to the Hope-Crosby road pictures with a score invoking the jazz sound of stars like Cab Calloway and Fats Waller. Ongoing run on Broadway in NYC and tour nationwide. Pays $1974/week. Equity agreement. Seeking—Equity Singers: Males & Females, 18+, excellent male and female singers who dance well to comprise the ensemble and also play featured roles for possible future replacements; we strongly encourage actors of all cultural backgrounds to attend; Equity Dancers Who Sing: males & Females, 18+, excellent male and female dancers with fantastic singing voices to comprise the ensemble and also play featured roles for possible future replacements; we strongly encourage actors of all cultural backgrounds to attend. Equity Chorus Calls Sep 28 at 10am for Equity female singers & 2pm for Equity male singers at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 12th Floor, New York NY 10018) and Oct 12 at 10am for Equity male dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity female dancers who sing (at the same location, on the 4th Floor). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Singers: prepare a traditional up-tempo musical theatre song that shows vocal range. An accompanist will be provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Dancers: Men: Bring jazz shoes, tap shoes, and knee pads. Women: Bring character heels, heeled tap shoes, and flats. You may be asked to stay and sing. Bring sheet music for a traditional up-tempo musical theatre song that shows vocal range. An accompanist will be provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Note that this production will use smoke and haze in accordance with guidelines established with Actors’ Equity Association.

EQUITY, 'NEWSIES' – SEP. 29 - The Fireside Theatre is casting Newsies with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and book by Harvey Fierstein. Rehearsals begin Feb. 5, 2018; runs Feb. 22-Apr. 8 in Fort Atkinson WI. Pays $665/wk. Equity Dinner Theatre Contract. Seeking—Dancers Who Sing Well: Males & Females, 18+, very strong dancers who sing and act well. Men should have strong technique and strong acrobatic skills. (Which they may be asked to demonstrate) All physical types and ethnicities welcome. Some ensemble members will cover principal roles. Equity Chorus Calls Sep 29 at 10am for Equity male dancers who sing & 2pm for Equity female dancers who sing at Nola Rehearsal Studios (250 W. 54th St., 11th fl., New York NY 10019). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Be warmed up and ready to dance when the call begins. Bring character shoes and sneakers. Some may be asked to stay and sing after all have danced. Prepare 16 bars of music; singing from the show is fine. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Bring sheet music in correct key; accompanist provided but may not transpose. 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.

KIDS/TEENS, 'MATILDA The MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 30 - Royal Shakespeare Company is casting the touring production of Matilda The Musical. Project description: "Based on the children's novel of the same name by Roald Dahl, the narrative centres on Matilda who has the gift of telekinesis and overcomes obstacles caused by her family and school, helping her teacher to reclaim her life." Rehearsals & performances run December 2017-September 2018, touring Ireland & the UK. All roles are paid. Seeking—“Matilda” (Lead): Female, 8-12, under 4'3", precocious, has the gift of telekinesis, loves reading; “Bruce” (Supporting): Male, 8-13, under 4'10", must have unbroken voice, brilliant dancing and singing skills; Classmates (Supporting): Males & Females, 8-13, under 4'10", boys must have unbroken voice, brilliant dancing and singing skills, must live within one hour of the theatre so we say within the M25. Seeking talent from London, England. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'JACK & PHIL' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 30 - Key Luv, LLC is casting Jack & Phil, a musical. Synopsis: Jack & Phil is about a father-son relationship that is torn apart. The son, Jack, decides to finally disclose to his family that he is gay. After finding out, Phil, the father, disowns Jack. The moral of the story is that you should not alienate someone just because you do not agree with their lifestyle--life is too short. Rehearses and performs (dates and exact locations TBD) in either New York, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania. Pay varies by role, $100-$200, flat. Meals and transportation fees provided for performances and rehearsals. Seeking—“Arty” (Supporting): male, 19-21, Jack's partner; flamboyant and energetic. Note: Must be comfortable playing a gay character; must be able to sing; “Strawberry” (Supporting): Male, 21-23, a hair salon owner and friend of Jack's; a diva. Note Must be comfortable playing a gay character; must be able to sing. Seeking talent from New York NY. Be prepared to sing. Sides and additional audition info will be provided upon appointment confirmation. Auditions via video submission held Sep. 11-30. For more info, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'FINIAN's RAINBOW' – SEP. 30 – CHICAGO - Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre is casting Finian's Rainbow, a musical. Rehearsals begin Jan. 7, 2018, Runs Mar. 12-Apr. 29 in Chicago IL. Some pay. Seeking—Singer-Actors (Supporting): 18+. Auditions by appointment Sep 30 from 10am-4pm and Oct 1 from 1pm-5pm at No Exit Café (6970 N. Glenwood, Chicago IL 60626). Auditions are in groups of 15-20 at the top of each hour (10am, 11am etc). Prepare one song of your choice in the style of the show. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

YESTON & KOPIT's 'PHANTOM' – SEP. 30 - The Fireside Theatre is seeking non-Equity dancers who sing for Phantom. Maury Yeston, music & lyrics; Arthur Kopit, book; Rehearsals begin in Wisconsin, Dec. 11, 2017. Production runs Dec. 29, 2017 – Feb. 18, 2018. Competitive salary, EMC points, housing, meals, and travel provided. Seeking—Male Dancers Who Sing (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, strong dancers who sing and act well. Men should have strong ballet partnering abilities. All physical types and ethnicities welcome. Some ensemble members will cover principal roles; Female Dancers Who Sing (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, strong dancers who sing and act well. Women should have strong ballet technique and be able to dance en pointe. All physical types and ethnicities welcome. Some ensemble members will cover principal roles. Open Casting Calls Sep 30 at 10am for female dancers who sing & 2pm for male dancers who sing at Ripley-Grier Studios (939 8th Ave., 2nd fl., New York NY 10019). Be warmed up and ready to go at call time. Prepare 16 bars of music to sing in case asked. You may sing from the show. Men: Bring character shoes and ballet shoes. Women: Bring character shoes and ballet shoes. Women should also bring pointe shoes.

EQUITY, 'CHRISTMAS In COLUMBUS: RETURN Of The ELF' – SEP. 30 & OCT. 1 – COLUMBUS - Short North Stage is casting Equity actors for Christmas In Columbus: Return Of The Elf. Rehearsals begin Nov. 21; runs Dec. 7-17 in Columbus OH. Pays $366/wk. Equity SPT Tier 4 Agreement. Seeking—“Gideon:” Male, 18+, a joyful elf who has a knack for spreading Christmas cheer; strong singer, comedic timing, and dancer; “Simeon:” Male, 18+, Gideon's brother who no longer likes Christmas and wants to destroy Christmas cheer in Columbus; strong comedic timing, singer, mover; “Snoozy Snowflake:” Female, 18+, a cheerfully ditzy snowflake with narcoleptic tendencies; she is helping Gideon get Christmas back on track in Columbus; great comedic timing, strong singer and dancer; “Holly Berry:” Female, 18+, an ambitious beautiful reporter who always gets the inside scoop and falls for Gideon; excellent singer, strong mover; “Clara Claus:” Female, 18+, Mrs. Claus who is in charge of the operation while Santa is away on business; strong, powerful female; good singer; “Stan:” Male, 18+, the captain of the Wooden Soldiers helping Gideon on his quest; a strong silent type; excellent comedic timing, clear physicality. Open Casting Calls Sep 30 from 10am-1pm and Oct 1 from 12noon-2pm at Short North Stage (1187 N. High St., Columbus OH 43201; Parking is metered or free street parking). AEA Members will be given priority. EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare 16 to 32 bars of a song that shows off your voice. Doesn't have to be Christmas song but can be. Callbacks Oct. 1 in the same location. Note: No rehearsal on Thanksgiving and the day after.

'MIRACLE On 34th STREET, The MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 1 - Wagon Wheel Theatre is casting its production of Meredith Willson's Miracle on 34th Street, the Musical." Rehearses Nov. 20-30; shoots Dec. 1-17 in Warsaw IN. Pay: $350/wk, plus housing provided. Seeking—“Fred Gailey” (Lead): Male, 21-35, a handsome military captain mustering out into civilian life; smart, hopeful, and warm. Vocal range top: A-flat4. Vocal range bottom: A-flat2; “Marvin Shellhammer” (Supporting): Male, 22-35, an aggressive, but somewhat bungling junior executive and the head of public relations. Vocal range top: F-sharp4. Vocal range bottom: C3; Male & Female Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): 22-40, singer-dancers for ensemble and small supporting roles. Seeking talent from Warsaw IN; New York NY; Chicago IL. Include picture and resume along with a short vocal and dance video reel to: scottmichaels@wagonwheelcenter.org

 

NATIONWIDE TOUR OPPORTUNITY – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 1 - Ritzman Inc. is seeking recording artists, singer songwriters, and singers for a nationwide tour opportunity. Also seeking talented songwriters and artists for Record Label, Distribution, Licensing, and Publishing Submissions and Deals. Management and Shopping agreements also available. Assistant states: "Company's main alliance is with Jingle Punks - music licensing, Fuci Pacific (Asian Territories), Sony - Epic Records, Paramount Pictures, 300 Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Warner Music, Interscope, Lava, Road Runner and Capitol Records. Songwriters and producers have worked with artists including Rihanna, Timeflies, Rita Ora, Jessie J, Michael Jackson, Timbaland, Wyclef Jean, Ciara, French Montana, Chris Brown, Jessie Jay, Lil Kim, Maino, Timeflies, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Beyonce, ASAP Rocky, Future, and more." Production projects extend through January 2018. Headquarters in New York City. Affiliate Recording facilities and office locations in Nashville, Chicago IL, Miami FL, and L.A. Licensing and songwriting placement opportunities pay at union rates. Management opportunities pay industry standard rates. Compensation discussed on a contract-by-contract basis. Seeking—Vocalists & Songwriters (Lead): 8-30. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit Backstage profile, and any other relevant showcasing media such as photos, video/audio recordings, etc. to be invited to casting. Also include phone number. All ages and levels of prior establishment welcome, as levels of talent, dedication, and creativity are most valued. If you are selected for an in-person meeting, arrive prepared to sing approximately a verse & chorus of two pop songs a cappella or with a back-up track, showing your range in your preferred genres of performance. Headshots, resumes, and comp cards welcome. Note: Make sure to include your phone number and email address so you can be contacted with more information on the company and setting up an initial phone interview, followed by auditions, in-studio interviews, licensing/publishing requirements, record label, sponsorship, development/production and distribution deal information, etc.

 

'AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 1 - Cassandra Bell Casting is casting Ain't Misbehavin,' a musical revue with a book by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr., and music by various composers and lyricists as arranged and orchestrated by Luther Henderson. It is named after the song by Fats Waller (with Harry Brooks and Andy Razaf), Ain't Misbehavin’. Synopsis: The musical is a tribute to the black musicians of the 1920s and 1930s who were part of the Harlem Renaissance, an era of growing creativity, cultural awareness, and ethnic pride, and takes its title from the 1929 Waller song "Ain't Misbehavin.'" It was a time when Manhattan nightclubs like the Cotton Club and the Savoy Ballroom were the playgrounds of high society and Lenox Avenue dives were filled with piano players banging out the new beat known as swing. Five performers present an evening of rowdy, raunchy, and humorous songs that encapsulate the various moods of the era and reflect Waller's view of life as a journey meant for pleasure and play. Rehearsals will begin mid-January 2018 (casting early to prepare marketing materials). Musical will run for two weeks at the Harold Washington Cultural Center in Bronzeville, Chicago IL. Compensation/contracts will be presented once cast. Seeking—“Fats Waller” (Lead): Male, 21-40, Baritone; “Charlaine” (Lead): Female, 18-35, mezzo-soprano; “Andre” (Lead): Male, 21-45, Tenor; “Ken” (Lead): Male, 21-50, Baritone; “Nell” (Lead): Female, 25-45, Alto; “Armelia” (Lead): Female, Soprano. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. All submissions must be able to sing and dance and have excellent vocals. For more information, visit https://youtu.be/EjcF1L5tsvU.

'SMOKE On The MOUNTAIN' – OCT. 3 - LaComedia Dinner Theatre is casting Smoke on the Mountain, a musical. All performers must sing and play instruments including any of the following: piano, guitar, banjo, mandolin, stand-up bass, fiddle, autoharp, and ukulele. Rehearsals begin Dec. 27, 2017; performances run Jan. 11–Feb. 18, 2018 in Springboro OH. Pays: $300/wk. Total compensation including rehearsals is $2,100. Housing, transportation, meal each performance, health club membership, and workman’s comp provided. Seeking—“Burl Sanders:” Male, 40-59, bass-baritone; father; “Vera Sanders:”  Female, 40-59, mezzo-soprano; mother; “Dennis Sanders:” Male, 18-25, bari-tenor; twin son; “Denise Sanders:” Female, 18-25, alto; twin daughter; “Stanley Sanders:” Male, 40-59, bass-baritone; uncle; “Reverend Mervin Oglethorpe:” Male, 26-39, bari-tenor; pastor. Audition by appointment Oct 3 at Nola Studios (250 W. 54th St., New York NY 10019). For an appointment, call Joe Adkins at 937/746-4537. If you play a stringed instrument, bring it to the audition to demonstrate your ability. Bring (in your key) an old-fashioned hymn to demonstrate your ability (country, bluegrass, Gospel). Will be reading from sides.

EQUITY, 'SONGS For A NEW WORLD' – OCT. 3 - Out of the Box Theatrics is seeking Equity actor-singers for four roles in Songs for a New World. Note from director: "The following character breakdown is based on the original casting and is merely a guideline for vocal roles and personality descriptions. While still staying true to the material and content, this production of 'Songs for a New World' will continue to explore the themes of inclusivity, diversity, and acceptance beyond what was already exist on the page and we are open to the ideas of non-traditional, flex-gender casting." Rehearses Dec. 3-13 (5:30pm-10:30pm); runs Dec. 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20 (7:30pm). Location for rehearsals/performances: Alice's Tea Cup Chapter III, 220 E. 81st St., between 2nd & 3rd Ave., NYC). Pays: $275/wk. plus health and pension. Equity Transition Contract. Seeking—Man #1: mid-20s to early 30s; tenor. Youthful, energetic optimist with a strong, powerhouse upper register. Vocal range: D3-C5; Man #2: late 20s to mid-40s; baritone. Worldly-wise and immensely charismatic with leading-man charm. Vocal range: F2 to A-flat4; Woman #1: mid-20s to early 30s; contemporary soprano/belt. Youthful in spirit, leading ingenue with a clear but powerful voice. Vocal range: G3-F5; Woman #2: mid-30s to early 50s; belter. Strong character actress with impeccable sense of storytelling and comedic timing; dialects a plus. Vocal range: F3-F5. Equity Principal Audition Oct 3 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., New York NY 10036). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief song from or in the style of Songs For a New World. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together. For more information, visit www.ootbtheatrics.com.

'ANNABELLE BROOM, The UNHAPPY WITCH' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 6 - The Palace Theatre is casting Annabelle Broom, The Unhappy Witch. Synopsis: Annabelle Broom is a non-conformist witch who would rather help than hinder. She ends up clashing with her tough witch superiors over her unconventional beliefs and nearly loses her haunting card when she decides to help instead of frightening two lost children. This TYA production will rehearse and perform during the day. Rehearsals begin Oct. 2; runs Oct. 17-28 at The Palace Theatre in Georgetown TX. Paid. Weekly non-union salary. Seeking—“Annabelle” (Lead): Female, 18-35, G3-C5; a brooding and unhappy but ultimately friendly witch who cares about fashion; goes against the grain; dislikes the dark; “Esther” (Supporting): Female, 18-45, E5 to A-flat3; one of the witches; she is a small, toothy woman who is easily startled; “Lydia” (Supporting): Female, 18-45, F5-A3; one of the witches; a sharp, quick woman whose gestures and stalk are alarmingly feline; “Mabel” (Supporting): Female, 18-45, F5 to A-flat3; one of the witches; a large, authoritative, and slightly egotistical woman who never forgets; “Maud” (Supporting): Female, 18-45, E5 to A-flat3; one of the witches; worries a lot; a little slow; “Judy” (Supporting): Female, 8-18, A5-G3; a well-groomed, happy, delightful little girl. Peter's younger sister; looking to cast a young actor age 9-13; “Peter” (Supporting): Male, 9-18, F5-G3; an inquisitive boy; Judy's older brother; looking to cast a young actor age 10-14. Seeking talent from Georgetown TX. Visit www.georgetownpalace.com/audition to sign up for an audition slot. Direct any questions to productions@geogretownpalace.com.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAVID: The MUSICAL! – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 6 - Prima Brosephina Productions is casting Happy Birthday, David: The Musical! Will be premiering at The Pit Striker Stage on Oct. 2 to be considered for an extended run. David, a murder mystery enthusiast, has moved back home with his mother after being dumped by his girlfriend, Katie, of five years. For his 30th birthday his mother throws him a murder mystery themed party to cheer him up, with all the unsuspecting guests being lured off of Craigslist, including an unknown killer, which David doesn't know, so he can play blindly along with everyone attending. The cast of characters include Jan and Dan, a newlywed couple who believes they are seeing a three-bedroom apartment in Greenwich Village for $1,100. John, a hopeless romantic looking to meet his missed connection that was reading 50 shades of grey on the platform waiting for the six train. An affair detective, hired to solve an affair, and only able to solve affairs. Amy, a young college student who believes she is staying overnight in a haunted house to pledge for a sorority. Popsicle, a british-call girl who is seeking "Fifty Roses" for her services. A Priest, hired to perform an exorcism via the "etcetera" column. The Butler, who is an actor hired to play a butler, which makes him the only guest aware of why he is there this night. As everyone slowly begins to die they must solve which one of them is the murderer lest they be next. The music itself carries a vaudeville flair, with a few twists and turns, and was inspired by the French "Operetta". At least one weekday evening and one weekend (Saturday or Sunday TBD). There will be two tech rehearsals on the mainstage weekend of the 16th & 23rd (Saturday or Sunday TBD). This may change to weekday based on cast availability. Seeking—“Dan” (supporting): Male, Tenor, Recently married to Jan. He is the typical male stereotype on the outside, stands tall and speaks firm. He is sexually repressed, but this changes when he falls for The Butler. Everyone believes he is the killer and this frustrates him to no end; Priest (Supporting): Male or Female, 21-45, An Opera Singer, with strong vocals and stage presence. The Priest is the catalyst for the entire musical, and performs a hilarious and powerful Kyrie to exorcise the audience. They are the only character to not die from the unknown killer. Seeking talent from New York NY. Please list your availability in a cover letter and links to any vocal performances. Submit via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

KIDS/TEENS, 'JUNIE B. JONES The MUSICAL, Jr.' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 7 - Pixie Dust Players is casting excellent storytellers and singers ages 6-18 for Junie B. Jones The Musical, Jr., to bring Junie B and her friends to life. Rehearsals: Sep. 23-Oct. 12 (scheduled around actor availability); runs Oct. 13-22 at UCPAC in Rahway NJ. Seeking—“Junie B” (Lead): Female, 6-18, a quirky, energetic first grader with comedic flair; loves having adventures and writing about them in her journal; gets upset when things don't go her way; wildly precocious, yet completely endearing; “Sheldon” (Supporting): Male, 6-18, a first grader in Mr. Scary's class with Junie B; nerdy, lactose intolerant, and gets a bit of stage fright; excited about playing music; Lucille, Camille & Chenille (Supporting): Female, 6-18, Lucille: Junie B.'s former best friend, also in first grade; the ultimate child diva; rich girl, well-dressed; in Mr. Scary's class with Junie B; enthusiastic; Camille and Chenille: twin sisters who are best friends with Lucille; “Herb” (Supporting): Male, 6-18, Junie B.'s new best friend; a cute boy, slightly shy; endearing and charming; Shirley, Grace, Bobbi Jean, Lennie, Jose, Beth, Emily, Isabelle (Supporting): Males & Females, 6-18, first graders in Junie B's class; all characters have solo singing and speaking lines; Mother, Gladys Gutzman, Daddy, Mr. Scary (Supporting): Males & Females, 12-18, Mother: Junie B.'s mom; exasperated, but understanding; Gladys Gutzman/Bus Driver: the kids' favorite lunch lady at Junie B.'s elementary school, also known as "Gladys Gutzman, Queen of Snacks;" Daddy: Junie B.'s dad; encouraging and knows how to juggle; Mr. Scary: Junie B.'s first grade teacher, a warm man, despite his name. Seeking talent from New York NY. Visit pixiedustplayers.org/audition-materials1. For more information and to sign up for an appointment, visit pixiedustplayers.org/junie-b-auditions. For more info, visit ucpac.org.

'LEGALLY BLONDE Jr.' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 7 - Young Stars Theatre is casting Legally Blonde Jr, following the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. When Elle's high school boyfriend, Warner, dumps her and heads to Harvard, claiming she's not "serious" enough, Elle takes matters into her own hands, crafting a showy song-and-dance personal essay and charming her way into law school. Befriending classmate, Emmett, and spunky hairdresser, Paulette, along the way, Elle finds that books and looks aren't mutually exclusive. As Elle begins outsmarting her peers, she realizes that law may be her natural calling after all. Rehearses Saturdays (12noon-4pm); tech Oct. 21-26; performs weekends between Oct. 27-Nov. 19 in South Pasadena CA. Seeking—“Warner Hutington III” (Lead): Male; Must Be 18 or under!!! Warner Huntington III is a fantastic role for a young man who is both a good singer and actor. He is Elle's ex-boyfriend and caught between his former life with Elle and his newfound serious East Coast life with Vivienne. Seeking talent from South Pasadena CA. To submit, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

'WHEN PIGS FLY' – OCT. 7 – SAN FRANCISCO - New Conservatory Theatre Center is casting When Pigs Fly, a musical by Howard Crabtree and Mark Waldrop. Project description: "When Howard Crabtree was growing up in Excelsior Springs MO, his high school guidance counselor told him he’d be big in show biz 'when pigs fly.' Little did she know that those words would trigger a compulsively inventive life with a special talent for turning garden hoses, shower curtains, and the like into pun-happy, ready to wear ensembles. If you enjoy saucily unpretentious camp, this updated edition of When Pigs Fly is your chance to pig out." Rehearsals to begin March 2018. Performances run May-July 2018, in San Francisco CA. Pays $800 stipend. Seeking—“Stanley” (Lead): Male, 35-45, must be an adept drag performer; “Jay” (Lead): Male, 25-45, wicked yet lovable, strong comedic chops; “David” (Lead): Male, 25-35, charming, with a great physique. Audition by appointment Oct 7 at 2pm at New Conservatory Theatre (25 Van Ness @ Market, Lower Lobby, San Francisco CA). For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the center.

 

'HAIRSPRAY' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 30 - Educational Theatre Collaborative is casting the Dynamites and African American ensemble cast members for a production of Hairspray at the Educational Theatre Collaborative (ETC) at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH. Artistic director states: "Wonderful opportunity to work with NYC-based choreographers and award-winning directors in a beautiful space. Looking for some talented singers and dancers to join our cast." Rehearses Jan. 2-23; runs Jan. 24-28 at Silver Center, Plymouth State University, Plymouth NH. Housing and transportation to and from rehearsals provided as needed. Seeking—The Dynamites (Supporting): Female, 18-30; African American Singer-Dancers (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-35. Seeking talent from Plymouth NH; New York NY; Boston MA; Washington DC. If interested, submit a headshot and resume and video showcasing your singing and dance abilities via backstage.com or contact ETC. Artistic director states: "Very nurturing and positive environment at the base of the White Mountains."

 

'A TAFFETA CHRISTMAS: A 50s CHRISTMAS REUNION' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 1 - The Legacy Theatre is casting A Taffeta Christmas: A 50s Christmas Reunion, the holiday sequel to "The Taffetas," set in Muncie, Indiana. Synopsis: The Dumont Television Network is featuring Kaye, Peggy, Cheryl, and Donna on its weekly television show "Hometown Hoedown." It's Christmas in Muncie ("America's Hometown" of the 1950s, by the way) and everyone is there. It's America's first chance to meet "Mother and Daddy," with a few surprises for everyone. A combination of hits from The Taffetas, with new songs and holiday favorites, A Taffeta Christmas is a classic hometown Christmas--the way it used to be. Rehearses Nov. 1-16; runs Nov. 17-Dec. 17 in Tyrone GA. Paid contract (negotiable). Housing and travel stipend provided. Transportation reimbursement for traveling to Georgia or round-trip airfare, free housing (in a new, five-bedroom house just behind the theater), and access to company car provided. Seeking—“Kaye” (Lead): Female, 18-30, oldest; level-headed. High belt/mix. Must have solid high D. “Where The Boys Are” lead singer; “Peggy” (Lead): Female, 18-30, future homemaker; most ladylike. Good belt/mix to C above middle C; “Cheryl” (Lead): Female, 18-30, youngest sister; wants to be Marilyn Monroe. Breathy mix. Alto with good upper range; “Donna” (Lead): Female, 18-30, tomboy; car enthusiast. Alto. Low. Solid F below middle C. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Make sure your video submissions include singing as well as dancing. Anything you might have in the style of The Taffetas would be great (The Wonderettes, The Andrews Sisters). To submit, visit backstage.com or contact the theatre.

 

SIGHT & SOUND THEATRES – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 30 - Sight & Sound Theatres is seeking principals and featured ensemble/understudies for Sight & Sound Theatres' 2018 season and for any mid-season needs that arise within current 2017 season including: Jesus, a world premiere, and Samson. Seeking triple threats and a few strong actors (non-singers) as well. Experienced performers of every type and race encouraged. Casting Director states: "For more than 40 years, Sight & Sound Theatres® has been bringing the Bible to life on stage in jaw-dropping scale. With locations in Lancaster PA, and Branson MO, more than one million people come from around the world each year to experience these original, state-of-the-art productions. In our 2,000 seat auditoriums, on 300-foot panoramic stages, stirring performances bring these biblical epics to life. Sight & Sound Theatres® is both a production company and a theater operations business. Our unique employee culture of more than 600 dedicated individuals celebrates craftsmanship, diversity of talents and a collective passion for bringing the Bible to life." Rehearsals begin mid-January 2018; “Jesus” runs Mar. 10, 2018–Jan. 5, 2019 in Lancaster PA; Samson runs Mar. 3–Dec. 29, 2018 in Branson MO. Pays: $750-$1,150/wk. Health benefits, paid time off, 401(k)s, and relocation assistance/reimbursement provided. Salary commensurate with role/experience/number of shows per week. Seeking—Featured Ensemble & Understudy Tracks (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+, engaging and experienced triple threats with "show-stopping" vocals; to play multiple speaking roles/sing featured solos/dance throughout; comedic, dramatic, and character skills sought; if trained in tumbling and/or stage combat, include tumbling or fight sequence in submission; armed and unarmed welcome; Bari-Tenor (Lead): Male, 25-65, to play 40s+; powerful bari-tenor; strong legit actor w/ emotional depth and comedic skills; Gospel Alto & Pop/Gospel Tenor (Lead): 18+, female gospel alto with rich soulful sound and vast range, skilled with riffs/runs to the rafters, solid actress and competent mover; male pop/gospel tenor, athletic, domineering masculine fighter, engaging triple threat; Mature Warm Soprano: 25+, to play 40s; must be skilled dramatic actress and singer with high energy and superb comedic timing; Rockstar Bari-Tenor: Male, 18-50, to play 30s; 6'+ preferred; rockstar vocalist with range and strong actor; masculine alpha male presence; athletic physique; must be a good mover; Bass/Dramatic Actor: Male, 18+, to play 40s; 6'+ preferred; bass; dramatic actor; mighty ruler presence and booming bass voice; must be competent mover/singer; Mezzo Pop Belter: Female, 18-40, to play 20-30s; high mix and belt required; triple threat; very spirited, wise, and clever; Male Character Actor/Singer/Mover (Supporting): Male, 18+, to play 70s+; must play old age believably; no exaggerated caricatures; must be energetic and fit mover-singer; “Nicodemus” (Lead): Male, 18+, dramatic actor-singer to play 50-60s+; no "old man" caricatures; actor-baritone; “Peter” (Lead): Male, 18+, to play 30-40s; baritone; gruff, rugged, and disgruntled with a tough exterior; yet, sensitive, and truly a good man, husband and father; searching for purpose and truth; bullish, agile, strong, and athletic; must not be allergic to dogs; actor-baritone; “Samson” (Lead): Male, 18+, to play 18-40 yrs.; 6ft+ preferred; experienced with stage combat; brilliant fighter with strong build; not steroid-blown, but athletic and appears strong; baritone with strong technical endurance and dramatic depth; plays full range between Act I and Act II, from a snarky, self-absorbed, and relentless risk-taking young man who is coming of age as a disillusioned 40-something giving into unrestrained passions and just seeking an escape from the weight of his responsibilities; later, betrayed and broken, he discovers grace and fulfills his calling, sacrificing everything and destroying more enemies in his death than he did in his life; actor-baritone. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Auditions by invitation only. There are limited audition spots; submit early. For details and submission guidelines, visit https://auditionsmanager.com/submission.php?AU=qK8eZq63.

 

'A SAILORS SHANTY' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 1, 2018 - Ralph Hinkson (coord.) is casting A Sailors Shanty. Coordinator states: "To all of you from wannabes and pro actors, we are now presenting you with a new musical play A Sailors Shanty. This is a lively musical. It contains old favorite songs, mixed in with 20+ original songs. We have a unique method for developing this play. Follow us on our Facebook page, 'Sailors Shanty.' There you will find excerpts for many scenes in the play. Find the scenes and characters you'd like to audition for. In the comment section post for everyone to see, your video's for how you might play the parts. It's a musical so be creative in your interpretation with the limited information you're provided with. Not just your everyday sailors adventure story and not just another love story. Shakespeare on the sea, a dramatic sea adventure following an Alaskan fishing crew in life, and in their dreams, as they battle mother nature in all of her sensuous glory. Love, laughter, perceived betrayal, and death, as the spirits in the shadows watch and wait." Rehearsal & production dates and locations are TBA. No pay. Seeking—“Quinn” (Lead): Male, 2230, young crab fisherman; “Jennifer” (Lead): Female, 20-28, young college student. She plays a spirit in death. Seeking talent from Ronkonkoma NY. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/yecastandcrew/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf.

 

 

 

 

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'ACTOR STORIES!" – SEP. 19 - The Actor's Project NYC is seeking actors and singers for Actor Stories! Producer states: "The Actor's Project NYC (TAPNYC) is casting Actor Stories!, a full-length theatrical showcase of music, scenes, monologues, and sketch comedy, all original work by company writers. TAPNYC is a company that assists its members in landing agents and getting work through industry showcases. All shows are attended by industry in film, TV, and theater. Past productions have been attended by producers (Broadway), agents (commercial/legit), managers, and casting directors." Rehearses winter 2017; performs spring 2018 in NYC. Membership dues are a one-time fee of $595 and include agent/manager coaching, resume workshops, branding-yourself workshops, industry showcases, and entry into The Acting-Career Seminar, where company members meet with a commercial agent, a legit agent, and a talent manager. Director states: "All members meet with agents and managers before and after the showcases." Seeking—Actors & Singers Seeking Representation Through Showcases: 18+. Group Audition Open Casting Call Sep 19 from 12:30pm-1:30pm at TAPNYC @ Studios 353 (353 W. 48th St., New York NY 10036). Add audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com to your contacts to ensure the confirmation lands in your inbox. For a quicker response, direct-email headshot and resume to audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com. Prepare a one-minute contemporary comedic monologue. Auditions will be conducted in groups. Bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume. Producer states: "We suggest (though do not require) monologues from Bobby Holder's book 'Out of the Blue' (available on TheActorsProjectNYC.com, BobbyHolder.com, Amazon, iBooks, etc.). We ask that actors who confirm their audition to honor their commitment. Be on time and prepare to stay the entire hour."

 

LYRIC YOUNG COMPANY – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 21 - Lyric Young Company is casting for the Lyric Young Company. Project description: "The Lyric Young Company will establish an ensemble of 15 actors who will work and train two nights a week over nine months with international director Anne-Louise Sarks, Nicholai La Barrie, Sean Holmes, and the Lyric’s Artistic Associates." Rehearsals and performances are ongoing in London, UK. No pay. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): Males & Females, 18-25, have not yet received formal training or worked professionally. Seeking talent from London, England. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the company. Prepare a two-minute monologue and a short story or song, to be told/sung a cappella.

TROUPE MEMBERS – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 4 - JestMaster Productions, Inc. is seeking singer-dancer-actress in any combination for troupe members with established production company. Acts include magic assistant, vaudeville, cabaret, revues, plays, costumed characters, and audiobooks. Creative input desired. Learn routines, then be on "standby" for sporadic gigs. Production work also available. President states: "See attached promos for an idea of what we do. We are also now associated with The Open Book Theatre Company, so this will likely lead to work there as well." Rehearsals will usually be in Englewood NJ. Usually mutually-decided rehearsal schedule. Specific productions may have other requirements. Rehearsal expenses paid. All gigs and productions are paid. Range can be $50-$500 per gig or more. President states: "This is a great part-time and sporadic way to make money in the biz and gain experience. Gigs could come weekly, or monthly, or tomorrow or in a couple of months." Seeking—Female Troupe Member: 18-35, female, attractive, 5'4"-5'10", limber, not claustrophobic; can sing/move well, able to create characters and good with ad-lib; circus skills a plus. Seeking talent from Englewood NJ. Submit via backstage.com, or contact the production company, and let casting personnel see you can do with some video and/or audio. Acting, singing, dance, comedy, variety—whatever you've got. The rest will be discussed upon callbacks. Know the requirements stated in this listing—where, the money, etc.

 

THEATRE ARTIST WORKSHOP - The Theatre Artists Workshop (TAW), an actors' gym/conservatory founded in 1983 for professionals living in Fairfield and Westchester counties and environs, is seeking new members. The company presents three public event fundraisers, classic play readings, and "Alternate Night" productions throughout the year. Regular meetings are held every Monday at 7:30pm at the company's 90-seat black box theater in Norwalk CT. Dues for full members are $250/year. No pay. Seeking—New Members: male and female, all ages and types, actors, directors, writers, and technicians, etc. Note: Company performance space is available to members 24/7. To be considered, visit www.taworkshop.org and download an application. For questions, email artists@taworkshop.org.

 

TEENS, MUSICAL THEATER LOS ANGELES - Musical Theater Los Angeles is seeking exceptional performers from the ages of 11-17 to participate in a new teen theater company. Performers will be trained in acting, dance, and voice, while working on productions that will be taken around the county. Seeking serious performers who believe this is their calling. Company rehearses Saturdays (9:30am-12noon) in L.A. No pay. Enrollment fee: $675. Seeking—Strong Teen Performers for Theater Company (Lead): Males & Females, 11-17, All Ethnicities. Seeking submissions from Los Angeles CA. Submit headshot and resume for audition appointment. For submission and/or more info, visit backstage.com

 

 

 

 

COMPETITIONS:

MANASQUAN MUSIC And DANCE ACADEMY – VOCAL STARS COMPETITION TEAM- SEP. 15 – MANASQUAN - Manasquan Music and Dance Academy is looking for talented, dynamic vocalists and performers ages 7-18 to join its award winning vocal competition team, The Vocal Stars. One half hour private voice lesson once a week. One-hour group rehearsal once a week. Various local performance opportunities and competitions in winter and spring seasons in Manasquan, NJ. Participation fees required if accepted. Seeking—Vocal Competition Team Member: Males & Females, 7-18, Vocal Team members are required to take a half hour private voice lesson once a week and a one-hour team practice once a week. Students will work on both group and solo performances for multiple competitions and local performances. Looking for students who want to grow as vocalists and performers. Open Casting Call Sep 15 at 6pm at Manasquan Music and Dance Academy (233 East Main Street, Manasquan NJ). Additional dates/video submissions will be planned on a case-by-case basis. Prepare 1 minute (approx. a verse/chorus) of an uptempo song and ballad song of your choice. There will also be a brief interview portion of this audition. For more info, call 732/223-2121 or email info@mmdacademy.com.

'The FOUR' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 28 - ITV is casting FOX's The Four. Synopsis: A ground breaking new single competition series that challenges performers to fight for their life to be the best. Synopsis: From the network that brought you “American Idol” and from the producers behind some of the biggest talent- driven shows on earth, comes, The Four, a ground-breaking vocal competition series that challenges performers to beat the best in order to be the best. iTV is searching for the strongest singers in the nation to audition for this epic primetime series on FOX. Four top-notch vocalists will fight to defend their coveted seats against hungry newcomers week after week. The longer they hold onto their seats, the closer they are to their dreams. The singer left “sitting” will win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take their career to the next level with a panel of music industry heavyweights behind them. Whether you are an aspiring vocalist on the verge of success, a lifelong singer who wants to get back in the game or a local singing sensation in your hometown looking for your big break, we want to hear from you. Shoots December for up to six weeks. Pay TBD. Seeking—Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 16+, fun outgoing competitive singers. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Must include note with submission via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

FOX SINGING SHOW – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 30 - City Media is casting run-through/rehearsal contestants for a new Fox singing show. Seeking dynamic, fun, big personalities who love to sing. Seeking all levels of singers, from karaoke lovers to professional-signed artists. Works Oct. 6, Oct. 26, and Nov. 28 (contestants may be asked to participate in one or two run-throughs) in L.A. Pays: $100/day. Must be over 18 and able to work as an L.A. local. Seeking—Run-Through Contestants: Males & Females, 18-65, NOTE: This is not an opportunity to be an actual contestant on the show; you will be participating in the paid run-through only. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Submit via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

NETWORK SINGING COMPETITION SERIES – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 3 - CME is seeking singers for a network singing competition series. Talent coordinator states: "Major network is launching a new, groundbreaking vocal competition series that challenges performers to beat the best in order to be the best. Searching for the strongest singers in the nation to audition for this epic prime time series. Four top-notch vocalists will fight to defend their coveted seats against hungry newcomers week after week. The longer they hold onto their seats, the closer they are to their dreams. The singer left 'sitting' will win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take their career to the next level with a panel of music industry heavyweights behind them. Are you the best of the best? Do you have what it takes to face off and dethrone the best singers in the country? If so, this is your chance to become America's next singing superstar. Whether you are an aspiring vocalist on the verge of success, a lifelong singer who wants to get back in the game, or a local singing sensation in your hometown looking for your big break, we want to hear from you!" Shoot dates TBD in L.A. Stipend provided. Seeking—Singer (Lead): Males & Females, 16-35. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Must include audible and current video of you singing to be considered. Not looking for Broadway types. Submission songs should be contemporary songs. Include your email address so production may contact you with the next step. Additional details about the show and audition requirements will be provided if you are selected to move forward. All applicants/contestants must be at least 16 years of age or older as of Dec. 1, 2017. All applicants/contestants must meet US residency requirements pursuant to the eligibility conditions. To submit, visit backstage.com or contact CME.

SINGING COMPETITION SHOW, REAL A CAPELLA GROUPS – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 8 - De Simone Casting is seeking real NY based a capella groups of all levels to compete on an Acapella Singing Competition Show to win a contract with major rapper. Rehearsal & production dates TBD. Winner will get a contract with a major rapper. Seeking—Real A Capella Groups: Males & Females, 18+, must be a part of a real Acapella group. All levels of experience considered. Groups should be able to rap or have a Hip Hop and R&B sensibility. Seeking talent from New York NY. In your submissions, include notes letting us know about your group and provide performance links if you have any. To submit, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

The NEXT BIG SINGING SENSATION – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 31 - CME is seeking the next big singing sensation for a major network. Talent scout states: "Are you the next Bruno Mars, Niall Horan, Selena Gomez, Hailee Steinfeld, Rhianna, The Weeknd, Maren Morris, etc.? We want to hear from you! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for: major exposure, record deal, celebrity collaborations, and VIP experience. The world will remember your name. Unlike any singing show that has come before. This one starts with the best. Where the other shows end, this one is just getting started. If you have what it takes to be a winner now, submit ASAP." Shoot date(s) TBD in L.A. Stipend provided. Seeking—Singer (Lead): Males & Females, 16-35. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Must submit a current video or link to your website/YouTube/Instagram with a video of you singing to be considered via backstage.com or contact CME. Include a cover letter with brief info about your singing background along with your email and phone number. More info will be provided if you are selected to audition.

'GOSPEL EXPLOSION' – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 18 - Iconic Souls Entertainment is seeking singers for Gospel Explosion, a showcase competition in which singers compete against each other in front of an audience and judges that will consist of music producers and executives. Production begins January 2018 and will be held at Wyndham New Yorker Hotel in NYC. Participants will compete for prizes ranging from a cash prize to free studio time. Seeking—Singer: Males & Females, 18+, singers of all genres of gospel. Seeking talent from New York NY. Include a video with your submission via backstage.com or contact the entertainment company.

 

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:

'THROUGH' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 13 - New York Film Academy is seeking voiceover talent for Through, an art fashion film. Production states: "We are going for fashion film festivals and competitions." Rehearses and records on date(s) TBD at a studio in Burbank CA. Credit provided. Seeking—Voiceover (Lead): Female, 18+, voiceover of a girl reading a poem; tells the story of the girl's life. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the academy.

 

'DTSDTW' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 15 - The Work Inc. is casting a documentary set in Detroit, Michigan (in the late 1960s/early 1970s). Voiceover recording date(s) TBD. Talent can record their auditions from anywhere for submission. If selected, the production will then coordinate further plans. Pays: $500. Seeking—“Lawyer Ken Cockrel:” Male, 18-60. Nationwide/Worldwide. Notes for the audition: Ken was a master of words. His words flowed out of his mouth like an intellectual rap. Submissions should be articulate, charismatic, intellectual, paced with a beat. Seeking electronic submissions only. Ken Cockrel reference: https://vimeo.com/232728608; Password: thework313.

Script: Closing Argument
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   The only testimony we had is the fact of presence and if you accept it presence does not rise to the satisfaction legally of the element of assault or a specific intent that is required and you cannot infer that upon an inference. He is assuming that he might have had one of the long guns, first you would have to assume there are two, then you would have to assume he had one, and you further got to assume he took one of them and fired one of them, not one all four of the officers because we have got four counts and there is no testimony on any of this that he did all of this with specific intent to kill and murder and you have got to make at least six or seven or eight inferences which you are prevented from doing.

 

BOYS, MOTHER GOOSE CLUB – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 15 - Sockeye Media, LLC is seeking males ages 6-11 who can sing and do voiceover acting work for Mother Goose Club and Mother Goose Club Playhouse, high-quality YouTube channels for kids and family. Ongoing opportunity for various projects. Pay provided for all rehearsals and vocal recordings. Pay rate available upon request. Nonunion. Seeking—Various Voiceover Roles: Males, 6-11. Seeking talent from New York NY. In your submission, include a brief video or audio recording of you singing a nursery rhyme. Submit vis backstage.com or contact the media company.

 

E-LEARNING PLATFORM – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 16 - House of Greenland is seeking voiceover talent who can speak Chinese, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, and Portuguese (European) for an e-learning platform. Talent must be natives of the countries; no English accents. Records in October (dates TBD) at a studio in Angel, London, England. MUST BE BASED IN LONDON! Pay to be discussed when contacted. Seeking—Voiceover Talent (Lead): Male or Female, 18+, seeking talent able to speak Chinese, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, and Portuguese (European). Seeking talent from London, England. Provide a voice reel via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'The PHENOMENON' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 17 - Luciola Creative is casting The Phenomenon, a fictional, serialized audio narrative told entirely through voice acting and sound design. It takes place in the aftermath of a deadly extraterrestrial invasion and follows a dynamic group of characters trying to survive. Records in NYC in Fall 2017. Compensation to be determined upon casting. Seeking—“Emil” (Lead): Male, 30-60, Middle eastern accent required; “Jesse” (Lead): Male, 20-50, Authentic Southern USA accent required; “Timor” (Supporting): Male, 18-45, Russian accent required; Commander (Supporting): Male, 25-50, Authentic Australian accent required. Seeking talent from New York, NY. Please submit a digital acting reel, voice sample, or acting example via backstage.com or contact the casting company. Resumes and headshots are preferred, but not required.

VOICE OVER ARTIST – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 17 - Study.com is seeking voice over artists for educational recordings. Company states: "About Study.com: Do you find traditional lectures boring and ineffective? Do you think the cost of tuition is making college out of reach for too many students? Do you think there’s a better way to make education relatable and accessible to the masses? Well, we do too. Help us do something about it. Here at Study.com, our quest is to make education fun again by connecting creating awesome online video lessons with millions of eager students. At the same time, we’re working to lower the barriers to education by making our courses flexible and affordable." Ongoing. Pays $10 per narrated video (they're usually five minutes long). Seeking—Voice Over Artist (Lead): Male or Female, 18+, we’re looking for passionate voice over specialists who can help us create a library of short, engaging online video lessons; our ideal contract voice over artist can sound authoritative on topics that he/she may not be familiar with, and can make even the dullest subject matter sound fascinating; in order to join us on our quest, you must answer these riddles three (just kidding, but you do need to have the qualifications): are you able to produce high-quality, background-noise-free audio?; do you have strong communication skills?; do you have your own recording equipment?; our contract voice over artists will be responsible for bringing our educational videos to life by: providing high quality voice-over work for our video lessons; bringing a wide variety of academic texts to life with clear and engaging narration;; in exchange for your services on this quest, we provide: timely, reliable payments twice a month. $10 per narrated video (they're usually ~ five minutes long); flexibility: the ability to work a flexible schedule, from home, in your PJs at 3am. if you choose; support: Access to an incredibly supportive in-house team to answer your questions and lend a hand; warm fuzzies: The satisfaction of helping millions of students each month on their own quests, whether it’s a GED, affordable college credit, or just general enlightenment. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Are you ready to help us on our mission? Click here to fill out an application: http://contractorjobs.study.com/apply/gFx01V/Voice-Over-Artist-Contract?source=Backstage

'EVERGEEN (LIFE Of A RANGER)' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 17 - NYU is casting Evergreen (Life of a Ranger), a rare glimpse into the life of an urban park ranger working within Seattle's extensive parks system. Director states: "I'm re-recording narration and am looking for an engaging narrator." Narration records on date(s) TBD in NYC. Seeking—British Narrator (Supporting): Male, 35+, film takes a "Planet Earth"-style look into the life of an urban park ranger; seeking a David Attenborough-style narrator to bring audience into this world. Seeking talent from New York NY. Must submit a sample of your voice, either an audio clip or a video clip with clear audio. Must either be British or be able to pull off a convincing British accent. To submit, visit backstage.com or contact the school.

'DAVINA' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 19 - @ATL3Y is casting an interactive experience for virtual reality about the relationship between Davina and their mother. The experience is about five minutes long. Participants listen to voice-over story fragments from the characters and make choices. One rehearsal and one day of recording in early September at USC School of Cinematic Arts Sound Studio in L.A. Seeking—“Davina” (Lead): Transgender, 18-29, a young person who is in a state of transition; transitioning from male to female, considering quitting their job, and questioning their relationship with their mother; a strong person pursuing love and personal growth; this story catches Davina at a point when they really need a supportive voice in their life; Davina’s Mother (Lead): Female, 33-54, caring, but has a logical, tough-love side that can come across as cold at times; somewhat confused about her son's transition to becoming female; does not intend to be unloving or hurtful but somehow, her efforts to reach out and help often strain their relationship further; Davina’s Grandfather (Supporting): Male, 55-93, The spirit of Davina's grandfather visits them in a time of need. He is kind and supportive. He encourages Davina to find their voice - something he didn't do enough of during his life. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Send a resume and voice-over reel, acting reel, or a sample of your speaking voice via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

READ ON ENSE – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 20 - Ense is looking for a few voice actors with captivating voices to tell short stories on Ense, an audio playground. We’re after a natural, raw voice, with the ability to touch millions. Currently, we’re looking for Actors that can speak Chinese, English, Hindi or Wolof. To audition, see details below. Based on your audition, we will contact you by September 21 if you got the part. $100 a month. Seeking—Storyteller: Males & Females, 18+, both trans- and cisgender talent are encouraged to apply. Seeking talent from New York NY. YOU MUST AUDITION THROUGH THE ENSE APP! To audition, tell us a short story in Chinese, English, Spanish or Wolof (up to 1 minute) about one of your childhood memories using Ense for iPhone or Android (www.ense.nyc/install). Please title your Ense with your first name last name audition, in the same line tag @Ingrid and @Christina. Make sure your Enses are not private and please turn on your notifications. If we love your voice, we will send you an Ense you with the details and next steps. Good luck!

'WHO MATTERS' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 23 - Iconic Souls Entertainment is casting Who Matters, a film about racism being a major problem in America. Synopsis: The film follows stories of tragedies that have taken place in the black community over the past few years and deals with racism, profiling, abuse of power, domestic violence, drug abuse, profiling, and hate. Shooting begins Sep. 18 in NYC. No pay. Actors will receive a copy of finished film, film credit, and meals on shoot days. In addition, Hidden King Films will provide their help and resources to all participants with present or future film projects they may have. Seeking—“Kandice” (Supporting): Female, 27-37, an overworked, self-centered female with anger issues who is physically, mentally, and verbally abusive to her girlfriend; “Zoe” (Lead): Female, 20-25, a young woman who is well-spoken and pretty, but has low self-esteem and is struggling with a heroin addiction; she will use any means to get her next fix, but deep down inside, she hopes her next fix will be her last; “Stephanie” (Supporting): Female, 25-35, intelligent, funny, and witty best friend; Extras (Background/Extras): Males & Females 18+, to play restaurant patrons, camera crew, and scene fillers; Radio Personality Voiceover: Males & Females 18+, voiceover for news reports and radio broadcast. Seeking talent from New York, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island, Nassau County NY. To submit, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

RECORDING Of PHILIP SPRINGER SONGS – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 28 - Philip Springer is seeking Folk guitarist-singer for recording songs by Philip Springer, composer of "Santa Baby," "How Little We Know," and other standard songs. Date(s) TBD in L.A. Pay provided. Seeking—Folk Guitarist-Singer: 18+. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Send video to tamirmusic@verizon.net.

'TWISH' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 28 - Philip Springer is seeking jazz singers for Twish (The World is Still Here), a video musical from Philip Springer, composer of "Santa Baby," "How Little We Know," and other standard songs. Rehearsal/production date(s) TBD in L.A. Pay provided. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Send video or MP3 with photo to tamirmusic@verizon.net or teasin1949@gmail.com.

'INTERMISSION' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 30 - Freelance is casting voiceover talent for Intermission, a short film. Records ASAP at a sound studio in Brooklyn NY. Pays: $50 for a two-hour, in-studio session. Seeking—Man on the Phone (Supporting): Male, 50-65, the voice of an old man on the phone; wheezy and husky; very enigmatic; has a conversation with the main character of this short film that will turn mysterious and increasingly dramatic, leaving the other man completely speechless. All accents welcome. Seeking talent from New York NY. In your submission, include your availability and an audio demo via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

The ROCK ISLAND BOYS – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 30 - The Rock Island Boys is seeking two male vocalists to be The Rock Island Boys, singers performing original songs about surfing, summer fun, and California. Shoot dates TBD in the L.A. area. Compensation will be worked out when contracts are signed. Seeking—Vocalists (Lead): Male, 18-24, seeking two lead vocalists to be The Rock Island Boys. Following casting, the rest of the group, consisting of male and female singers/musicians, will be put in place as background for the lead vocalists. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Visit www.therockislandboys.com and click on the "Listen" button. After listening to the music, submit if you can imagine yourself as one of The Rock Island Boys.

'PEACE FORCE' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 1 - Ugly Cupcake Entertainment is casting one final role for Peace Force, a pilot for a darkly comedic animated series, focusing on an elf leading her team of underdogs toward bettering their surreal, dystopian world. Recording throughout the month of September (can be done remotely, provided the actor has access to a suitable mic). The pilot is projected to be completed during December. Seeking—“Darwin” (Supporting): Male or Female, 20-40, a package deal of peacekeeping henchmen with Figaro; neither are particularly bright enough to work individually; the slightly duller of the two, quicker to the trigger when emotions run high; harvests more grudges and resentment when he feels he's been wronged; nevertheless, the two take a playful glee in their jobs when they get to weed out any perceived scum in their city (the more violently, the better); the short version: he's a big, dumb asshole. Note: Role has been written as a male but is open to any gender. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. To submit, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

‘SILENT LOVE STORIES-II’ – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 1 - CerebroTopia is casting Silent Love Stories-II," the follow up to "Silent Love Stories-I" Company states: "Seeking singer-actress, singer-actor, musician-actor who have already published their work on iTunes, to join the cast for the follow up of "Silent Love Stories". Shoots TBA in Newport Beach CA. Pays $250/episode(about 8 hours over 2-3 scattered days shoot) if in Southern California. Pays $500/episode and free room for the duration of the shoot in my residence in Newport Beach, if you are from outside Southern California. Seeking—Singer-Actress (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+ make sure you submit link to your iTunes track; Singer-Actor (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+, make sure you submit link to your iTunes track. Newport Beach, Los Angeles CA; New York NY; San Francisco CA; London, England; Tokyo, Japan; Paris, Île-de-France. Link to your iTunes work. This is a link to my first and only movie "Silent Love Stories" on Vimeo on Demand: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/103531. To watch it for free, use the promotional code: "silent" Submit cover letter with your link to iTunes release.

'WORMING Of AMERICA' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 1 - Free-Grace Press is seeking an experienced female voice actor for a post-modern historical fiction audiobook with nine-plus female characters. Smaller parts for male actor (eight characters), with whom you have worked in the past, would be good. Author states: "American English actors should be okay with an anti- religion/anti-patriarchy thesis. Actors tones will be one-part Flannery O'Connor, and one-part Virginia Woolf, and a third part Camille Paglia. Actors should have knowledge or interest in the English Civil War and/or Free-Grace Controversy (Anne Hutchinson). Actors also should have knowledge or interest in Mary Dyer and/or the beginning of Quakerism in America." Records Oct. 1; based in Southampton NY; seeking submissions nationwide. Pay based on experience. Seeking—“Susanna Hutchinson” (Lead); Female, 18-26; “Jonathon Winthrop” (Supporting): Male, 44-60. Seeking talent from Nationwide/Worldwide. To submit, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

NATIONWIDE TOUR OPPORTUNITY – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 1 - Ritzman Inc. is seeking recording artists, singer songwriters, and singers for a nationwide tour opportunity. Also seeking talented songwriters and artists for Record Label, Distribution, Licensing, and Publishing Submissions and Deals. Management and Shopping agreements also available. Assistant states: "Company's main alliance is with Jingle Punks - music licensing, Fuci Pacific (Asian Territories), Sony - Epic Records, Paramount Pictures, 300 Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Warner Music, Interscope, Lava, Road Runner and Capitol Records. Songwriters and producers have worked with artists including Rihanna, Timeflies, Rita Ora, Jessie J, Michael Jackson, Timbaland, Wyclef Jean, Ciara, French Montana, Chris Brown, Jessie Jay, Lil Kim, Maino, Timeflies, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Beyonce, ASAP Rocky, Future, and more." Production projects extend through January 2018. Headquarters in New York City. Affiliate Recording facilities and office locations in Nashville, Chicago IL, Miami FL, and L.A. Licensing and songwriting placement opportunities pay at union rates. Management opportunities pay industry standard rates. Compensation discussed on a contract-by-contract basis. Seeking—Vocalists & Songwriters (Lead): 8-30. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. Submit Backstage profile, and any other relevant showcasing media such as photos, video/audio recordings, etc. to be invited to casting. Also include phone number. All ages and levels of prior establishment welcome, as levels of talent, dedication, and creativity are most valued. If you are selected for an in-person meeting, arrive prepared to sing approximately a verse & chorus of two pop songs a cappella or with a back-up track, showing your range in your preferred genres of performance. Headshots, resumes, and comp cards welcome. Note: Make sure to include your phone number and email address so you can be contacted with more information on the company and setting up an initial phone interview, followed by auditions, in-studio interviews, licensing/publishing requirements, record label, sponsorship, development/production and distribution deal information, etc.

'ALL TOGETHER NOW' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 6 - Remarkable TV is casting the Reality TV show, All Together Now. Project description: "All Together Now is the brand new Saturday night singalong entertainment show coming soon to BBC One." Shoots throughout 2017, in London, UK. Winner takes home cash prize. Talented singers who've got what it takes to get an audience on their feet and singing along, be part of Saturday night's biggest ever singalong, maybe you are an incredible soloist or group, maybe you can give a performance that'll get 100 people up on their feet and singing along. Seeking talent from London, England. Submit an online [Pending Approval]/AllTogetherNowBBC.

TOTAL REQUEST LIVE' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 14 - Lauren Waters Casting is seeking young talent from in and around NYC to be featured on the return of MTV's Total Request Live. Shoots daily, starting Oct. 2, in NYC. Pay varies. Some talent will be paid $50 to appear, while others will be competing on the show for a prize. Seeking—Singers: Males & Females, 16-28, talented singers to be featured on "TRL." Seeking talent from New York NY. To submit, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

The VOICE OVER SHOW – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 20 - 10th Voyage Studios is seeking guests for The Voice Over Show. Synopsis: 10th Voyage Studios, Production Company for The Voice Over Show, is seeking Voice Artists to appear as guests on the show. To be considered you will need to have voiced a recognized character of a Major Animation or Video Game. Ongoing production that shoots monthly both at 10th Voyage Studios in Palm Coast, Florida and remotely. Travel, hotel accommodations and meals fully paid for in addition to negotiated pay for the appearance. Seeking—Show Guest (Lead): Males & Females, 18+, seeking Voice Artists to appear on the show as guests; role requires that you have voiced a major/character from a recognized Animation or Video Game. Seeking talent Nationwide/Worldwide. We are currently only accepting submissions from experienced Voice Artists who have voiced a recognized character in a Major Animation and/or Video Game. For submission, visit backstage.com or contact the studios.

 

 

 

 

OPEN MIC NIGHTS/JAM SESSIONS:

NEW YORK CITY LOCATION:

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

 

WASHINGTON DC AREA LOCATIONS:

Open Mic Nights hosted by TOM SAPUTO:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

PROMOTIONS:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

MEANWISE BRAND AMBASSADOR/SOCIAL MEDIA HOST – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 11 - Meanwise is Brand Ambassadors and Social Media Video Hosts for Meanwise, an exciting new app where creatives upload multimedia to create interactive profiles and get discovered. Company states: "Meanwise is partnering with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry to create a platform where companies, agents, and managers can effectively scout talent. We’re looking for non-union actors, musicians, and dancers to be Brand Ambassadors. Those cast will be given enhanced exposure on our app and social media, connect with powerful entertainment industry professionals, and be featured in future print ads and commercials." Invite code: M34NWISE. Shoots Fall 2017/Spring 2018. Free merchandise, promotional material, and international exposure provided. Will be duly compensated if featured in Meanwise commercials. Seeking—Meanwise Brand Ambassador: Males & Females, 16-35. Seekingtalent Nationwide/Worldwide. Note if you are already on Meanwise, those already on our app will be given priority consideration. You can download us here: meanwise.com/download Also, attach links to your social media profiles with your submission and list any unusual or cool talents you have. Requirements: Non-union, creative, active on social media. Check us out here: meanwise.com/download.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

REFERENCE:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

SCHOOLS/SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS:

WRITERS-IN-PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP And PRESENTATION – SEP. 12 & 13 - BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center is seeking writers for The Writers in Performance Workshop, designed to give writers the opportunity to explore performing their written pieces. Whether they are playwrights, poets, monologists, writers of prose, or spoken-word artists, this workshop gives the writers an opportunity to create a performance piece out of their writings. Workshop participants are chosen on the strength of their writing plus either performance ability, or willingness to explore that aspect of creativity. Classes run Sep. 18-Nov. 20 (once/wk.) and Nov. 27-Dec. 1 (each day); presentations run Dec. 1 & 2 in NYC. This workshop is offered free of charge. Seeking—Ensemble: Males & Females, 18+. Auditions by appointment Sep 12 from 5:30pm-8:30pm and Sep 13 from 5:30pm-8:30pm at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers St., BMCC campus, New York NY 10007). To schedule an audition, you must submit or call 917/692-1514 from Sep. 5 through Sep. 11 (weekdays). Be prepared to audition with something you have written. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together.

 

'NON-ACTING' WORKSHOP – EARLY BIRD DEADLINE SEP. 15/NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 4 - Pressure Filmak is seeking participants for a workshop intended to decontaminate professional actors from stereotypes and clichés and introduce aspiring actors to natural and flowing acting. Producer states: "We will compare how actors act and how regular people react in real-life situations. We will plan scenes where a real situation will be staged. We will write and rehearse the possible reactions, movements, facial expression, text, etc. Then we will go to the street where we will shoot (hidden camera-style) that same situation using regular people that are not aware that they are being filmed. And, finally, we will compare the natural reactions from people who don't know they are being filmed with the actor's ones. The goal is for actors to break their assumptions and learned behaviors and be able to learn from natural reactions that they can incorporate in their work. Participant will learn how to be more fresh and natural in their acting and will leave the workshop with a professional reel of their scene." Minimum of six students; maximum of nine students. Five sessions (22 hours in total): Oct. 7 (10am-2pm, in class), Oct. 8 (10am-3pm, shooting day with actors on the street), Oct. 14 (10am-2pm, in class), Oct. 15 (10am-3pm, shooting the scene mixing actors with regular people in the street), Oct. 21 (3pm-7pm, in class). Closing party Oct. 21 (free dinner for the students; guests pay an entry fee of $30, with food, wine, and beer included). Class location: New York Basque Club, 307 Eckford St., Brooklyn NY. No pay. Fee: $190 (early bird) until Sep. 15; $240 after Sep. 15. Seeking—Participants for Non-Acting Workshop (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. For more information, visit https://vimeo.com/230850453. To apply, email info@pressurefilmak.com. For more info, visit www.pressurefilmak.com, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2162435/, or http://www.newyorkbasqueclub.com/.

 

VOICE INSTRUCTOR – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 24 - Bird School Of Music is seeking a voice instructor. Company states: "We are a school of music, a recording studio, record label, and performance venue. We are seeking a motivated inspirational voice instructor to share your knowledge with our young motivated singers. Are you a vibrant well-organized person that is flexible with various ages and skill levels of both voice and piano students? Classical/Theatrical training is a plus but not a necessity for the right individual." Part time teaching opportunity in San Francisco CA. Pays $20 per hour to start. Opportunity for fast advancement for the right motivated, well organized go getter with chops. Seeking—Voice Instructor: Male or Female, 18+, required: experience teaching music to kids and adults; desire to work with a variety of ages and skill levels; flexible schedule (Hours are usually 3pm-7pm Monday-Friday)(Saturdays 10am-2pm); able to commit to 15-30 hours weekly through June 2018; ability to meet deadlines; time management skills; self-motivated; excellent accountability with students; experience with ensemble instruction; help students create and achieve their musical goals; general awesomeness; preferred: two years teaching experience; availability to work some Saturdays and four annual Sunday recitals; ability to play by ear, teach notation and theory; band experience; performance experience. Seeking talent from San Francisco CA. Send us a resume and cover letter via backstage.com or contact the school.

 

'The ART And BUSINESS Of VOICEOVERS' With Amy Marcs And Roy Renza – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 27 - Star Trax Recording Studio is seeking participants for The Art and Business of Voiceovers, presented by Star Trax Recording Studio. Company states: "Would you like to learn the ins and outs of the voiceover industry in the same studio where 'Family Guy' and 'American Dad' are recorded? What about recording your voice in the same studio countless of celebrities such as Matt Damon, Patrick Stewart, Seth MacFarlane, Snoop Dog, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bob Costas have recorded theirs? Learn tips and techniques for achieving success from the leading industry pros at Star Trax NY, a premiere NYC recording studio. Clients include Discovery Networks, National Geographic Channel, TBS, HGTV, USA Network, NBC, Blockbuster, Honda, Ford, Hershey’s and Heineken. Enrollment is limited to eight students and will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. This is a unique opportunity to work in a professional recording studio. The class will focus on script breakdown, finding your signature sound, gaining confidence in the booth, and making committed and compelling choices. We will also focus on learning how to self-direct, which is such an important skill to have these days since so many auditions are being done from home. The focus in this class will be on radio and television commercials. We keep the class size small so you will receive lots of individual attention. Understanding that everyone has different strengths and weaknesses, you will be coached individually according to your needs. Your recordings will be sent to you in MP3 format at the end of each session. Your instructors are Roy Renza Amy Marcs. Roy Renza is the co-owner of Star Trax and an audio engineer with three decades of voiceover experience directing and producing for commercials, promos, documentary narrations, and movie trailers. Amy Marcs is an actress, writer, and voiceover talent signed with the Don Buchwald agency. Her voice has been heard on numerous national network television and radio campaigns. A small sample of her work includes spots for Ortho tri Cyclen, Abilify, Johnson and Johnson, Mastercard, Huntington Bank, Topamax, KMart, and IBM. She teaches voiceover and Meisner technique at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts and is also on the faculty of ACTeen. Amy is also currently starring in her critically acclaimed one-woman show 'Nice T!ts." Class runs Sep. 6-27 (Wed. eves. 7pm-9pm; four weeks total) at Star Trax Recording Studio in NYC. Cost: $375. Payment for the class is required to attend. A $100 advance deposit will be needed to reserve your place. Seeking—Voiceover Class Attendee: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. To sign up, contact Amy Marcs at 917/406-7705 or email amymarcs11@gmail.com. For more info, visit startraxnewyork.com and amymarcs.com. This is a unique opportunity to work in a professional recording studio. The class will focus on script breakdown, finding your signature sound, gaining confidence in the booth and making committed and compelling choices. We will also focus on learning how to self- direct, which is such an important skill to have these days since so many auditions are being done from home. The focus in this class will be on radio and television commercials. We keep the class size small so you will receive lots of individual attention. Understanding that everyone has different strengths and weaknesses, you will be coached individually according to your needs. Your recordings will be sent to you in MP3 format at the end of each session.

 

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA CENTER: Merola Opera Program/Adler Fellowship Program - VARIOUS REGIONAL DATES - Merola Opera Program repertoire includes: Mozart: Il Re & Pastore; and Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress. Scenes Program includes staged scenes with orchestra. Merola Grand Finale: A concert with all artists performed with orchestra. 2018 Merola Opera Program takes place at San Francisco Opera from June 4-Aug. 19. 2017 regional auditions: Oct. 13 (preliminary) & 14 (finals) in Dallas (application deadline: Sep. 15); Oct. 16-19 (preliminary & finals) in Chicago (application deadline: Sep. 18); Oct. 25, 26 & 30 (preliminary & finals) in San Francisco (application deadline: Sep. 25); Nov. 3-5, 7-8, 12-13, 16-18 (preliminary) & Nov. 6, 9 & 14 (finals) in New York (application deadline: Oct. 4). For application information and program details, visit sfopera.com/auditions or call 415/565-3277.  

 

ONE-ON-ONE LESSONS With BROADWAY/TV/FILM PRODUCER/CASTING DIRECTOR – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 1 - Ocean Bay Entertainment, Inc. is seeking performers for one-on-one acting, vocal, and career-coaching lessons with Broadway/TV/Film Producer, director, and casting director Jordan Scott Gilbert ("Ghost the Musical"). Instructor states: "Mr. Gilbert has worked successfully with artists, from novices to major celebrities, in TV, film, and on Broadway." Lessons held one-on-one via Skype. No pay. $100 fee required for Skype lessons. Seeking—Acting and Singing Students: Males & Females, 10+. Seeking talent from New York NY. For consideration, submit a headshot and resume via Backstage.com

 

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