LIFE IS A CABARET NEWSLETTER AUDITIONS PAGE FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2018:

 

BANDS/SOLOISTS/SHOWCASES:

The CRANKY CABARET – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 20 - Cranky Cabaret is seeking singers for the late September cast of The Cranky Cabaret, a fun-filled revue packed with delightfully naughty, angry, edgy songs. All styles of music welcomed, as long as it fits with the "cranky" theme. Rehearses Sep. 14; performs Sep. 21 and 22 in NYC. Pay is TBD, plus free drinks and food provided. The Cranky Cabaret is not a “pay-to-sing." Seeking—Strong Singers (Lead): Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the cabaret. Besides a headshot and resume, send vocal demo tracks or video links. Also, include any cranky song ideas you have that you think you might like to sing. Be as innovative or unconventional as you like.

 

'THAT '70s SING-ALONG SHOW' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 20 - The Benanti Group is casting That '70s Sing-Along Show, featuring songs from the era of the '70s only. The show will be an interactive and involve audience participation. No rehearsals; showcase in mid-September at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre in NYC. No contracts. Some pay based on audience attendance. Performers must be able to bring a minimum of five people to the showcase. Seeking—70s Performer (Lead): 18+, performer will select two songs of his/her choice to perform. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact The Benanti Group. Submit a short note of interest, along with an audio or video sample of your voice, and confirm you understand the guest requirement.

 

'DUETS' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 20 - The Benanti Group is casting all types for Duets, a showcase of entirely duets. No rehearsals. Performers meet one hour prior to organize musical selections and receive direction. Performs at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre, 61 Christopher St., NYC. Some pay. Performers will be paid based on audience attendance. Fair pay structure offered upon casting. Performers must guarantee a minimum of five people in the cabaret room as per house contract. Seeking—Duets (Lead): 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. Send a note of interest and mention your singing partner. You may submit a video or audio clip of at least one of the voices in the pair. Singers may apply with a partner, or apply singularly, but have a partner prepared to perform with. All singers will have the opportunity to perform two duets. Songs can be any genre. Singers will not be paired up if cast. Must apply with, or for, a partner. Apply via backstage.com or contact the Benanti Group.

 

'AWESOME '80s CABARET' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 20 - The Benanti Group is casting performers for Awesome '80s Cabaret. No rehearsals. Singers will organize one hour prior to performance and will receive direction. Performs in NYC. Some pay. Pay is based on audience attendance. Fair pay structure offered upon casting. Seeking—Awesome ‘80s Singer (Lead): 18+, all songs performed must be from '80s pop culture. All performers will have the opportunity to sing two songs from the '80s era of their choice. Performers will dress from the period. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the Benanti Group. In your cover letter, mention what you may be interested in performing. Also mention if you will be performing solo, a duet, or in a small group.

 

MALE POP/ROCK SINGER For TRIBUTE ACT – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 23 - ML Presents is seeking male tribute singers to add to a ML Presents' talent roster. Coordinator states: "ML Presents manages and books a roster of sought-after tribute acts for concerts, private events, corporate events and more. You may have seen two of their bands perform either Friday or Saturday nights at Le Poisson Rouge, the parties are called Back To The Eighties Show with Jessie's Girl and GO 90s with The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air. We are looking to expand out talent roster." Various dates in NYC. Pay is TBD. Seeking—Male Singer: 18-35. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact ML Presents. Capture your full body in the video and feel free to perform. Submit a 1-2 minute video telling us a little about yourself as well as singing these three songs in the original keys:
1. Mr. Brightside - The Killers
2. Sugar, We're Going Down - Fall Out Boy
3. Allstar – Smashmouth

 

'TRIBE' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 25 - Christian Entertainment Guild is seeking band members for Tribe. Synopsis: Tribe is a contemporary Christian pop band with urban influences. They are currently writing and recording original music as well as leading worship every few months at ministry and worship event for Christians in entertainment called CEG Live! Weekly writing or rehearsal. Writing participants are part of a split sheet to include their participation and noted contribution based on pro-rata participants. Bookings as a group are pro-rata and negotiated on a contract basis. Industry worship event is volunteer. Current group includes some pro musicians, strong vocalists and rapper. Seeking—Co-Lead Singer (Lead): Males & Females, 18-24, cool vibe singer; male or female; seeking strong singer with a interested in singing uptempo contemporary Christian music with an urban influence; Backup Singer (Supporting): Males & Females, 18-26, wanted for contemporary Christian pop band with urban influences; note vocal range and if you beat box. Seeking talent from Burbank CA. Apply via backstage.com or contact the guild.

'SONGS Of COLE PORTER' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 29 - The Benanti Group is seeking talent for a cabaret performance of The Songs of Cole Porter. The cabaret will be presented at the Duplex Theatre in November. All ethnicities/all types welcome. Performs in November (exact date TBD) at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre (61 Christopher St.) in NYC. Paid showcase; based on audience attendance. Seeking—Cole Porter Performer (Lead): 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. In your cover letter, note two Cole Porter songs that you would be interested in performing. Apply via backstage.com or contact the Benanti Group. Submit audio or video tape of voice; also include a valid email address.

 

BAND CALLED TRIBE – NOTICE EXPIRES NOV. 3 - Joy Track Foundation is seeking singers for TRIBE, a worship band. Casting director states: "CEG's TRIBE leads worship for a live worship event called CEG LIVE! with the Christian Entertainment Guild. At CEG LIVE!, the band called TRIBE leads worship, a guest pastor brings the word (non-denominational, Christian) and then there is a talk show with veteran entertainment professionals (similar to Inside The Actors Studio) where guests share their faith journey and teach on how to become better content creators and storytellers within pop culture. CEG's TRIBE band is currently writing original music with plans to begin recording soon and leading worship at other locations. CEG is currently seeking a charismatic, very talented singer to join the team as well as some musicians as some on the team are pro and touring off and on. Seeking singers, singer/songwriters, and musicians for live performance with the Christian Entertainment Guild, as part of a band that will perform and record regularly. Talent should have presence and ability to perform before large groups; humility and grace to be a part of a team and allow others to lead; a chill vibe; be happy; and have a big heart for Jesus. Genre: contemporary gospel with pop influences and some rap." Rehearsals are in Westlake Village CA. Casting director states: "This is part of the Christian Entertainment Guild's ministry to faith filmmakers as well as performances at various venues and recording. This should be seen as a ministry with pro-rata payoff of future sales and paid performances." Seeking—Co-Lead Singer (Lead): Males & Females, 18-26, casting director states: "Singer-worship leader with a presence and ability to lead on a large stage, in front of a large audience, and draw others into the presence of God; may also be a musician and/or songwriter; encourager, team builder able to maintain a family environment and spirit of community and collaboration; enjoys helping others to become leaders; strong relationship with God; upbeat, huge heart for Jesus. Ethnic diversity is encouraged;" Background Vocalist: Males & Females, 18-26, casting director states: "Singer-worship team background vocalist with a servant heart and ability to perform on a large stage, in front of a large audience, and draw others into the presence of God; may also be a musician and/or songwriter; encourager, team builder able to maintain a family environment and spirit of community and collaboration; enjoys helping others to become leaders; strong relationship with God; upbeat, huge heart for Jesus. Ethnic diversity encouraged." Seeking talent from Burbank CA. Apply via backstage.com or contact the Foundation. Submit links to vocal demos if possible.

 

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

 

 

 

CRUISES/RESORTS/THEME PARKS:

'A MUSIC BOX CHRISTMAS: UP ON The ROOFTOP' – SEP. 10 - RWS Entertainment Group is seeking singer-actors and dancers for A Music Box Christmas: Up on the Rooftop, an original musical production to be performed as a part of Hersheypark Christmas Candylane this holiday season. Rehearsals begin Nov. 1; runs Nov. 16-Dec. 31 in Hershey, PA. Pays: $530/wk., plus housing provided. Seeking—“Will” (Lead): Male, 18+, 5’4” to 5’7”. Young adult to play a child young enough to maybe still believe in Santa. Strong actor with a youthful tenor/bari-tenor voice. Nellie’s older brother and one of the heroes of our story who is a bit stiff at first but eventually opens up. Must move extremely well; “Nellie” (Lead): Female, 18+, 4’10” to 5’2”. Young adult to play a child young enough to believe in Santa. Strong actress with a clear belt/mix. Will’s younger sister and one of the heroes of our story who is full of curiosity. Goofy member of the family who is trying to get Will to loosen up. Must move extremely well; Dad/Snow Miser/Santa (Lead): Male, 18+, 5’11” to 6’4”. Very strong character actor with a rich bari-tenor voice who can portray a variety of mature roles. A warmhearted father type (to read early to mid-40s) whose love for his family translates when he plays Santa. The Snow Miser is a big ham who sets out to cause mischief and destroy the holiday cheer. Must move well; Mom/Head Elf (Lead): Female, 18+, 5’6” to 5’9”. Very strong character actress with a pure belt/mix voice who can portray a variety of mature roles. A loving, mother type (to read late 30s to mid-40s) who is always there for her children. The Head Elf is very much in charge and Santa’s right-hand helper. Must move well. Open Casting Call Sep 10 at 10am for female singer-actor-movers for roles of Mom & Nellie & 2pm for male singer-actor-movers for roles of Dad & Will at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave., 3rd fl., Manhattan NY 10018). Principal roles: Prepare 16 bars of an uptempo pop/rock or holiday song showing range and personality. Have a standard ballad ready as a second selection. 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.

 For more info, visit www.rwsnyc.com.

 

'IT's The MERRIEST CHRISTMAS SHOW EVER, CHARLIE BROWN' – SEP. 24 – SANTA FE SPRINGS - Knott's Berry Farm is casting male and female dancers who sing. Producer states: "Knott’s Berry Farm Entertainment is seeking male and female dancers who sing for their annual holiday production; It’s The Merriest Christmas Show Ever, Charlie Brown at the Calico Mine Stage. Dir/Chor: K.C. Gussler. Seeking versatile and dynamic dancer-singers. Ballet, Jazz & Musical Theatre dance skills are required." Rehearsals begin October in Buena Park CA. Pay is TBD. Seeking—Dancers Who Sing (Supporting): Males & Females, 18+. Audition by appointment Sep 24 at 10am (sign in begins at 9:30am) at Santa Fe Springs Dance Center (9730 Alburtis Ave., Santa Fe Springs CA 90670). Dance combinations will be taught at the audition. Wear appropriate dance attire. Prepare a standard musical theatre song selection. Accompanist will be provided. No CDs. All Ethnicities encouraged. Bring photo and resume. Performers must be at least 18 years of age. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the entertainment company.

 

CRUISE SHIPS – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 25 - JC William Agency, Inc. is seeking true triple threats and singers who move well for possible agent representation. Via contract. Varies according to project. Seeking—True Triple Threats and Singers Who Move Well (Lead): Males & Females, 18-35. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the agency. Only seeking those with performance videos.

 

'AFTER MIDNIGHT' on NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE – SEP. 26 & 27 – ATLANTA - Norwegian Cruise Line is casting After Midnight, a celebration of Harlem’s Cotton Club where legendary performers including Bessie Smith, Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Fletcher Henderson, Billie Holliday, and Ethel Waters performed during the venue’s 1930s and 1940s heydays. A 2014 Tony nominee for Best Musical, After Midnight comes to the Norwegian Escape directly from Broadway including the spectacular Tony nominated costumes, designed by famed Cuban-American duo Ruben and Isabel Toledo, as well as the original Tony nominated sound and lighting designs. Warren Carlyle’s Tony Award-winning choreography includes references to famous African-American performers such as the Nicholas Brothers as well as contemporary hip-hop moves--all underscored by a live 8-piece band. Originally conceived by Jack Viertel and Wynton Marsalis’ Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, After Midnight is a tribute to African-American art and the performance culture of the Harlem Renaissance. Cast members in After Midnight may also have roles in Soulful Hit Parade. A preview of the production can be found at http://www.norwegiancreativestudios.com/movies/AfterMidnight_sizzle.mp4 Rehearsals in Tampa FL begin Jan. 1, 2019; rehearses Jan. 2–Feb. 2; board the Norwegian Escape Feb. 3; end of contract is approximately Aug. 4, 2019. Ensemble: Pays $900/wk. min.; Principal: Pays $1,000/wk. min. Travel and housing included. Seeking—Host (Lead): Male, 20-45, 5’10"–6’3" male vocalist, second tenor to G, a sexy, charismatic, leading man; must take us on a journey through the physical and vocal world of the performers of After Midnight; strong actor and terrific singer with jazz skills; played by Dulé Hill on Broadway; Quartet Leader (Supporting): Male, 30-50, 5’6"–6’2" male vocalist tenor to an A, comedic, charismatic man; must have solid movement skills, be great with jazz harmony and have a strong sense of blend; played by Everett Bradley on Broadway; Quartet 2/3 (Supporting): Male, 20-40, 5’6"–6’2" male vocalists, falsetto to D; must have solid movement skills, be great with jazz harmony and have a strong sense of blend; Quartet Bass (Supporting): Male, 20-40, 5’6"–6’2" male vocalist, bass baritone to low D; must have solid movement skills, be great with jazz harmony and have a strong sense of blend; Trio/Creole (Supporting): Female, 20-35, 5’2"–5’9" female vocalist, mezzo soprano low Ab to high B-flat, strong understanding of jazz music and technique. Must be able to blend well in a trio, as well as be able to give a knock out solo performance. Looking for ladies with lots of personality and spunk. Played by Carmen Ruby Floyd on Broadway (solo is "Creole Love Song"); Trio/Blues Woman (Supporting): Female, 20-35, 5’2"–5’9" female vocalists, alto/mezzo soprano, low F to belted Bb or C, mix/soprano to an F; must have a strong understanding of jazz music and technique. Must be able to blend well in a trio, as well as be able to give a knock-out solo performances. Looking for ladies with lots of personality and spunk, with the ad-lib comedic improvisational style of Alberta Hunter, Pearl Bailey and Ethel Waters. Solos are “Women Be Wise” and “Go Back Where You Stayed Last Night.” These women fill the (combined) tracks played by Adriane Lenox, Rosena M. Hill Jackson and Bryonha Marie Parham on Broadway; Tap Sister Who Sings (Lead): Female, 18-35, 5’2"–5’9" female tap dancer, must have excellent tap skills, sing the solo “Raisin’ the Rent”, and possess excellent Jazz/Broadway technique. Must be able to partner well and have a strong sense of balance and ballet technique. Played on Broadway by Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards; Tap Brothers Who Sing (Lead): Male, 18-35, 5’9"–6’2" male tap dancers, must have excellent tap skills (musical theatre and hoofing), sing the solo “Happy as the Day is Long” and possess excellent Jazz/Broadway technique. These tappers are loosely based on the Nicholas Brothers. Should be able to partner well and have a strong sense of balance and ballet technique. Open Casting Call Sep 26 at 10am for vocalists and Sep 27 at 10:30am for dancers who sing (sign-in begins 10am) at Dance 411 Studios (475 Moreland Ave. SE, Atlanta GA 30316). Vocal callbacks by appointment Sep 28. Full Details for vocalists: http://www.norwegiancreativestudios.com/AfterMidnight2018_vocalist.html Full Details for dancers: http://www.norwegiancreativestudios.com/AfterMidnight2018_dancers.html

 

 

 

OPERA/CHORUS/VOCAL GROUPS:

CHORAL FIXATION A CAPPELLA – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 20 - Choral Fixation is seeking singers for Choral Fixation, New York City's newest co-ed a cappella group. Coordinator states: "We're a group of mid-twenty-somethings who like to have fun and sing together. The group is brand-new, and we're well on our way to learning a rep for our first full show in the fall. We are seriously lacking a bass, and would like to find someone fun, chill, and musically talented to hang and drink and sing with us." The group rehearses once each week, on Wednesday evenings, from 7pm to 9pm. Gigs are sporadic, often on weekends, usually at bars. Seeking—Baritone: Male, 21-32; Bass: Male, 21-32. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the group. Include a photo, and some sort of video or audio of you singing. Submit electronically if you have any questions.

 

'AS ONE' – SEP. 26 - American Opera Projects, Inc. is casting As One, a chamber opera for two singers in which a mezzo-soprano and a baritone depict the experiences of its sole transgender protagonist, Hannah, as she endeavors to resolve the discord between herself and the outside world. Production states: "American Opera Projects (AOP) and New York City Opera present a new production of As One (“the hottest new American opera of the decade” - Chicago Tribune) and the opera’s first performance in New York City since it was premiered by AOP in 2014 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and went on to become the most produced opera in North America written in the 21st Century." Rehearses in May, 2019; performs May 30–June 8 in NYC. Lead Role Scale (Small Venue). AGMA Contract. Seeking—“Hannah After” (Lead): Transgender Female, 25-35, Mezzo-Soprano; Hannah is a transgender person whose struggle with identity is followed from childhood to her self-actualization in adulthood; the role of Hannah is shared with a baritone ("Hannah Before"); strong acting skills, comic timing and the ability to move – both physically and vocally – a must; we are auditioning both cis-gender and transgender singers. Audition by appointment Sep 26 in New York NY. Seeking talent from Nationwide. Transgender singers greatly encouraged to audition. To request an audition, email info@operaprojects.org with the subject “As One NY Auditions” along with links to headshots, video and/or audio reels. Do not send attachments. Limited availability on Sep. 24-25 for appointments. Accompanist will be provided. If you cannot attend the auditions in person but would like to be considered, request to submit a video audition and we will reply with details.

UTAH FESTIVAL Of OPERA and MUSICAL THEATRE 2019 SEASON – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 1 - Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre is seeking digital submissions for the UFOMT 2019 summer season. Season includes Newsies, Mary Poppins, West Side Story and Le Nozze di Figaro. All roles, covers (understudies), and ensemble parts still available. There will be 6 productions and many concerts cast, most artists will be cast in 2-3 productions. Rehearsals begin mid-May 2019; performances run early July-early August in Logan UT. All contracts include pay, travel, and housing for the duration of the contract. Non-union only. Seeking—“Bert” (Lead): Male, 22-50, everybody knows Bert! (Mary Poppins); “Jack Kelly” (Lead): Male, 18-30, the charismatic leader of the Manhattan newsies; an orphaned dreamer and artist who yearns to get out of the crowded streets of New York and make a better life for himself out West. Must have a great pop tenor voice and sense of physicality. Vocal range: A4 (top) to B-flat2 (bottom); “Katherine Plumber” (Supporting) Female, 18-30, an ambitious young reporter; works hard to make a name for herself as a legitimate journalist in a time when women aren’t taken seriously. Though she only has a brief dance solo in “King of New York,” she should have a great contemporary pop voice with a high belt – diction is key. Vocal range: F5 (top)-A3 (bottom); “Maria” (Lead): Female, 18-30, a hopeless romantic and innocent young girl. She falls in love with Tony and finds herself at the center of the violent conflict between the two gangs. Bernardo's younger sister. Strong soprano voice. Range: B-flat3 to C6. Some dancing required. Puerto Rican; “Tony” (Lead): Male, 18-30, a romantic young man and former leader of the Jets, he has found a new lifestyle now that doesn’t involve gangs. Genuinely sweet and sincere. Strong tenor voice. Range: B-flat2 to B-flat4. Limited dancing; All Other Roles & Chorus Roles: 18+. Seeking talent Nationwide. Include headshot, resume, and video package including: 2 contrasting songs (full song or at least 32 bars), 1 monologue or example of dialogue, 1 dance reel (if applicable.) All submissions should be emailed directly to: Cassandra@UFOMT.org http://www.utahfestival.org/index.php?p_resource=about_auditions_season

 

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

 

 

 

 

STAGE SHOWS:

KIDS, 'BEAT BUGS: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 19 - Pantochino Productions is casting the role of Crick in Beat Bugs: A Musical Adventure, a world premiere production based on the Netflix original series created by Josh Wakely and inspired by the music of The Beatles. Seeking submissions from youthful, energetic performers. Connecticut-based actors and those from the greater NYC area strongly encouraged to submit. Rehearses Sep. 23-Oct. 11; performs weekends from Oct. 12-28 in Connecticut. Pays per performance; rates TBD. Travel from NYC to Connecticut provided. Seeking—“Crick” (Lead): Male, 18-27, a bespectacled, super intelligent, creative "nerd" of a cricket. Seeking actors under 5'9". Tenor. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact the production company. Include headshots and resumes. For video submissions, sing a classic Beatles tune, or other pop music (preferred).

 

EQUITY, 'HAMILTON' B'WAY, ANGELICA TOUR – SEP. 20 - Various Producers are seeking Equity actor-singers for possible principal replacements in the currently running Broadway and Angelica Tour Companies' production of Hamilton. Lin-Manuel Miranda, music & lyrics; Currently running on Broadway and tour. Pays: $2034/wk. current min. Equity Production (League) Contract. Seeking—“Alexander Hamilton:” Male, non-white; 30s; Tenor/Baritone; an earnest, ambitious hothead; a man possessed; speaks his mind, no matter the cost; must be able to rap very well; Eminem meets Sweeney Todd. Principal; “Eliza Hamilton:” Female, non-white; 20s–30s; Soprano; fiercely loyal, self-possessed, proud; evolves from lovesick, wealthy young woman to the sole keeper of her late husband’s legacy; Alicia Keys meets Elphaba. Principal; “Angelica Schuyler:” Female, non-white, 20s-30s, Mezzo - Soprano; must be able to sing and rap well; fierce, dazzling, brilliant; can read a room and everyone in it instantly; deeply in love with Hamilton, who is married to her beloved sister Eliza; Nicki Minaj meets Desiree Armfeldt. Principal; “Aaron Burr:” Male, non-white, 20s-30s, Tenor/Baritone, sings and raps in equal measure; our narrator; a cool, steely reserve; an orphan raised in wealth, plays his cards and opinions close to the vest; slow to anger, but when he gets there, look out. Javert meets Mos Def. Principal; “George Washington:” Male, non-white, 30s-40s, Tenor/Baritone, sings and raps in equal measure; authoritative, regal, aloof, aware of his place in history at all times; John Legend meets Mufasa. Principal; Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson (dual role): Male, non-white, 20s-30s, Tenor-Baritone, must be able to sing and rap well; Lafayette is an earnest, idealistic Frenchman who reveals himself to be a superb military commander/rapper; think Lancelot meets Ludacris. Jefferson is relaxed, jazzy, brilliant, whose effortless cool is ruffled only by Hamilton; Harold Hill meets Drake. Principal; Hercules Mulligan/James Madison: Male, non-white, 20s-30s, Tenor/baritone, must be able to sing and rap well; Mulligan is the life of the party, dripping with swagger, streetwise and hilarious; joins the revolution to get out of being a tailor’s apprentice, and befriends Laurens, Hamilton, and Lafayette; Busta Rhymes meets Donald O’Connor. Madison is incisively intelligent, quiet, professional; a former Hamilton ally, he becomes Jefferson’s detail man concerning all matters—he gets things done; RZA meets Zach from "Chorus Line." Principal; John Laurens/Philip Hamiton (dual role): Male, non-white, late teens- 20s, Tenor; must be able to sing and rap well. Laurens is an ardent young abolitionist and idealist, born into privilege, joining the Revolution; Hamilton’s loyal best friend. Nas meets Elder Price. Philip Hamilton: Prodigious, full of life, a wordsmith in the mold of his father Alexander; Tupac meets J. Pierrepont Finch. Principal; Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds (dual role): Female, non-white; late teens-20s, Mezzo-Soprano; Peggy Schuyler: sweet, shy, youngest of the three Schuyler Sisters; the Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child. Maria Reynolds: sultry, young, calculating; affects the role of a damsel in distress to seduce Hamilton. Jasmine Sullivan meets Carla from "Nine." Principal; “King George:” Male, 30s-40s, Tenor, British accent; the King of England; entitled, pouty nihilist; sees the American Colonies as a deluded former lover, who will come crawling back; Rufus Wainwright meets King Herod in "JCS." Principal. Equity Principal Audition Sep 20 from 10am-6pm (lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 3rd fl., Manhattan NY 10018). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief pop/rock song that shows your style and vocal range. Bring sheet music and a photo & resume, stapled together. A piano accompanist will be provided.

 

'RUN AWAY MAN' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 21 - OnTheRoad: OTR Theater Company is casting the stage production of Run Away Man/Redneck to Red-bone, in which a white racist dead-beat Dad learns "a bit" from a black militant Mom. Rehearsals will be Weds. and Sat., 7pm-10pm at 4801 Liberty Heights Ave.; performs Oct. 28 (5pm), Nov. 24 (3pm), and Dec. 1 (7pm) in Baltimore, MD. Seeking—“Raven” (Lead): Female, 18-28, a young mother who journals and gives her story about 3 horrific-days her daughter was kidnapped. Then discovers her ex-lover is the evil villain; “Buck” (Supporting): Male, 21-35, an abusive dead-beat dad and red-neck racist finds help from a black militant mother; “Jessica” (Supporting): Female, 18-40, a young black-nationalist woman who gains her ever first white friend; “Belle” (Supporting): Female, 18-40, a friendly, sweet young mother who betrays her best friend, the lead character of the story; “Byrd” (Supporting): Female, 25-55, a child protection lawyer and former police officer uncovering the kidnapping; “Agatha” (Supporting): Female, 31-81, vocalist, singer, and narrator; “Denise” (Supporting): Female, 18-23, vocalist, singer, and narrator. Seeking talent from Baltimore MD. Auditions Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7pm-9pm by appointment only. Apply via backstage.com or contact the company.

 

'Mr. B'/BOJANGLES A NEW MUSICAL – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 21 - Big Fish Production is casting Mr. B,"/BOJANGLES A New Musical By James E. Carter Stage Play (See Roles Break Downs Below). We are based in NYC-so if you're in NY we will set up auditions ASAP. Pay varies and is TBD; rehearsals, samples and full performances will be paid. Tour 2018+. All must be able and willing to travel. (If Cast). We are based in NYC-so if you're in NY we will set up auditions ASAP. All race. Must be willing to travel-if need to. Seeking—Grandma (Supporting): Female, 49-69, strong singer-actors who must be able to move; must be able to sing the following styles: Gospel, R&B and Pop; Tap Dancers Who Sing (Supporting): Males & Females, 18-30, All must know how to Sing, Act and Dance. All Males/Females must know how to Sing, Act, Tap & (Break Dance-If you can) and able to Travel (If Need). Under age must have NY working Permit; Bojangles Wives #1, #2 & #3 (Supporting): Female, 24-44, Must be a good singer (Ballad, Jazz, Soul) actress and be able to move. (Not Shy). Smart Mind and Sexy; Lead Bojangles & Understudy/Chorus (Lead): Male, 28-50, Must be a good Tap Dancer and Singer/Actor Height 5'6+. Auditions run till Late June at Ripely & Grier Rehearsal Studios (520 8th Ave, between 36th & 37th St; Google if you need). You must have an appointment. No walk ups! Email at Jcarter891@aol.com or Jcarter89129@gmail.com for auditions appointment with head shot, full body, resume and if you have website info. Seeking talent Worldwide.

 

'GODSPELL' – SEP. 21 & 22 – LAGUNA BEACH - Laguna Playhouse is casting Godspell, a contemporary musical based upon the Gospel According to Matthew that is composed of various musical parables and also depicts Jesus' betrayal and crucifixion. Music and New Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, music-new lyrics; John-Michael Tebelak, book; By My Side Lyrics by Jay Hamburger, Peggy Gordon, music. Rehearses Oct. 1-Nov. 9. Performances run: Nov. 10-18 at The Laguna Playhouse in Laguna Beach CA. A modest adult travel stipend will be provided. Seeking—“Jesus” (Lead): Male, 25-45, a teacher, non-judgmental, good sense of humor, sings D to G-sharp; John the Baptist/Judas (Lead): Male, 25-45, charismatic, headstrong, intelligent, Sings A-D; Ensemble Principles (Lead): Males & Females, 14-45; Youth Ensembles (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 12-18. Seeking talent from Orange County CA. Non-Union Auditions Sep. 21 from 6pm–10pm and Sep. 22 1pm–Finish at The Boys and Girls Club (1085 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach CA 92651). Auditions are by appointment. Call Wally Ziegler at 949/342-1785. Callbacks Sep. 23 by Invitation.

 

'POLAR EXPRESS' TRAIN RIDE – SEP. 22, 23, 29 & 30 – SPENCER - North Carolina Transportation Museum is seeking actors and singers for holiday Polar Express Train rides at The North Carolina Transportation Museum; a live, interactive event based on the film by Warner Bros. Rehearses in October and November; performs Nov. 16-18, 23-25, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, and Dec 7-9 & 13-22 at the North Carolina Transportation Museum (411 S. Salisbury Ave. Spencer NC). All roles are paid; pay is TBD. Seeking—Chefs & Waiters (Supporting): Males & Females, 16-70, singer/actors for various roles & duties, outgoing, joy-filled. Open Casting Calls Sep 22 from 12noon-5pm, Sep 23 from 12noon-5pm, Sep 29 from 12noon-5pm and Sep 30 from 3pm-5pm at Steppin’ Out Dance Company (1401 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer NC 28159). Seeking talent from Charlotte NC. Bring a current picture/resume. Wear comfortable clothes; there may be some easy movement! There are no appointment times for auditions. Organizers will assign people into groups upon arrival. A headshot is not required, nor any prepared material. Everyone is encouraged to dress comfortably. The choreographer will be teaching those auditioning as an elf or chef a short dance combination.

 

'The SO-CALLED PRESIDENT' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 23 - Shady Bear Productions is casting the musical The So-Called President for a NYC debut. Actor should be able to rap as well as sing. Actors do not need to look like the person they submit for--must merely be passable. For more info, visit www.shadybear.com, and the website for the musical, thesocalledpresident.us. Rehearses in October; performs in November in NYC. No pay. Seeking—“Jared Kushner” (Lead): Male, 25-40, must be able to rap as well as sing; “Stephen Miller” (Supporting): Male, 25-37, must be able to rap as well as sing; “Steve Bannon” (Supporting): Male, 40-65, must be able to rap as well as sing; Junior (Supporting): Male, 28-45, must be able to rap as well as sing; “Sean Spicer” (Supporting): Male, 35-50, must be able to rap as well as sing; Spicer’s Conscience (Supporting): Male, 35-50, must be able to rap as well as sing; “Bernie Sanders” (Lead): Male, 45-70, must be able to rap as well as sing; “Cory Booker” (Supporting): Male, 35-50, must be able to rap as well as sing; “James Comey” (Supporting): Male, 45-60, must be able to rap as well as sing; “Robert Mueller” (Supporting): Male, 40-70, must be able to rap as well as sing; “Elizabeth Warren” (Lead): Female, 45-65, must be able to rap as well as sing; “Kamala Harris” (Lead): Female, 35-55, must be able to rap as well as sing; “Hillary Clinton” (Supporting): Female, 35-70, must be able to rap as well as sing; The So-Called President (Lead): Male, 40-70, must be able to rap as well as sing; “Ivanka” (Supporting): Female, 27-40, must be able to rap as well as sing; “Sarah Huckabee Sanders” (Supporting): Female, 28-38, must be able to rap as well as sing. Seeking talent from New York NY. Include a video or audio reel with submission if possible. Actor should be able to rap as well as sing. Actors do not need to look like the person they submit for--must merely be passable. for more info, visit www.shadybear.com, and the website for the musical, thesocalledpresident.us. Note: Include a video or audio reel with submission if possible.

 

EQUITY, 'SISTAS: The MUSICAL' – SEP. 24 - Sistas Productions LLC is Equity actor-singers for various roles in Sistas: The Musical. Dorothy Marcic (at EPA), writer; 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. In the process, they 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. For more information, visit http://www.sistasthemusical.com/. Show is currently in an open-ended run. Performs Saturday and Sunday each week (4:30pm) at St. Luke's Theatre in midtown NYC. Pays: $17/hour for rehearsals and $85 per performance. Equity Off-Broadway Contract. Seeking—“Gloria:” Female, 25+, 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:” Female, late 30s-40s; the divorced mother of 17-year-old Tamika. She has the demeanor of an educated person, and sometimes gets a little know-it-all. Mezzo soprano; “Tamika:” Female, 18+, a woman about to graduate from high school. She looks 18 and has the feel of "the street." Daughter of Simone. Soprano with belt; “Roberta:” Female, late 30s-40s; strong and full of anger, some of it later revealed to be a result of a childhood trauma. Alto; “Heather:” Female, 30s-40s. Simone’s sister-in-law and therefore one of the Sistas. She's worked very hard to be accepted into the family. She is spunky and full of life. She is a social worker. Belter. Equity Principal Audition Sep 24 from 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity New York Audition Center (165 W. 46th St., 16th fl., Manhattan NY 10036). The cast is comprised of five female characters: four African-American and one Caucasian. Seeking future replacements. All must be excellent singers in the pop, jazz, and R&B styles. EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Bring a short pop song in the style of the show that shows voice, 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 a photo and resume (stapled together). Accompanist will be provided. "Sistas" has a PSM and an ASM. Both positions are currently filled. Stage managers may submit resumes for future consideration.

 

EQUITY, 'LOVE NEVER DIES' – SEP. 24 - Love Never Dies On Tour, LLC is Equity singers and dancers for possible replacements in Love Never Dies, a SETA tour. Andrew Lloyd Webber, music; Glen Slater & Charles Hart, lyrics; Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ben Elton, Glenn Slater & Frederick Forsyth, book; Synopsis: New York, 1907. The mysterious “Maestro” who runs the theatre at Coney Island announces a one-off concert by legendary Parisian soprano Christine Daaé. Her arrival in New York with husband Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny and son Gustave, and their subsequent meeting with the ‘Maestro’, bring the cataclysmic events of ten years earlier at the Paris Opera crashing back into all of their lives. Tour currently running through Dec. 2. Pays $877/wk. Equity Short Engagement Touring Category 2 Agreement. Seeking—Males Ensemble/Swings: 18+, a range of character players are needed to understudy the principals and to play small roles; there will be a group of strong male dancers in the Ensemble: Mr. Gangle: tall slender bass/baritone; strange and mystical character who comments on the story; needs to have strong movement abilities and flexibility. Mr. Squelch: portly tenor; strange and mystical character who comments on the story; confident mover; Female Ensemble/Swings: 18+, a range of character players are needed to understudy the principals and to play small roles; there will be a group of strong female dancers who provide the Chorus of the Coney Island Theatre, period look and also strong singers: Fleck: Mezzo; little person; strange and mystical character who comments on the story; confident mover. Equity Chorus Call Sep 24 at 10am for Equity male singers, 12noon for Equity female singers, 2pm for Equity male dancers who sing & 4pm for Equity female dancers who sing at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 4th floor, Manhattan NY 10018). ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Singers: Be prepared to sing a brief song from legit musical theatre repertoire. Do not sing pop or rock music. Bring sheet music a picture and resume, stapled together. An accompanist will be provided. Dancers: Women should bring character and flat shoes. Men should bring jazz or character shoes. No sneakers. Be prepared to sing a brief song from legit musical theatre repertoire. Do not sing pop or rock music. Bring sheet music a picture and resume, stapled together. An accompanist will be provided.

'ANNE Of GREEN GABLES: A MUSICAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 30 - Sonoma Arts Live is casting Anne of Green Gables, a musical production based on the novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Rehearsals begin Oct. 15. Performances run Nov. 29-Dec. 10, in Sonoma CA. Travel stipend. Seeking—“Matthew Cuthbert” (Lead): Male, 50+, strong singer; “Gilbert Blythe” (Lead): Male, 15-22, strong singer. Seeking talent from Sonoma CA. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

THOMASINA DEVELOPMENT CYCLE FEATURE FILM WORKSHOPS LONDON and NYC – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 30 - The Horatia Agency is seeking talent to audition for a cycle of script development workshops for the live-action Neo-Western feature, Thomasina. Production states: "Note that the workshops are designed to beta test the script as written by the author. There is no expectation, nor desire on the part of the producers, that actors create uncredited and unremunerated material via improvisation or some other method. This embargo includes but is not limited to scenes, dialogue, and characters. Excluding dance workshops, which take place in a dance studio, the workshop series will consist of six-hour days with a least four actors and the director. The workshop series will kick off with a table read. Note that 'Thomasina' deals with mature themes and would have a BBFC classification of 18." Workshops are happening throughout 2018-2019 in London and NYC. Pays: £15/$20 hour plus travel expenses. Production states: "Workshops are funded via crowdfunding platforms and will only take place if we reach our funding goal." Seeking—“Thomasina Middlemiss” (Lead): Female, 25-35, a prostitute who works at Pike's Whorehouse in Bugtussle, Louisiana; she's 30 years old and something of a thinker; a native of Louisiana; this role requires singing and dancing; “Thomasina Plumtree” (Supporting): Female, 25-35, a prostitute who works at Pike's Whorehouse in Bugtussle, Louisiana; she turned to prostitution while in high school; the outside world is a mystery to her; she has never left Bugtussle; she's in her 20s; a native of Louisiana; this role requires dancing; “Thomasina Kettle” (Supporting): Female, 25-35, the madam of Pike’s; a brooding and sometimes volatile prostitute; she's in her 30s; a native of Louisiana; “Schmidt” (Supporting): Female, 25-35, a gunslinger who drifts from place to place; nothing much is known about her; the name Schmidt is probably an alias; she's German and in her 20s; it should be noted that Schmidt is the silent type; she tends to say very little; German native speaker with a strong German accent; speaks little English; “Mary Buck” (Supporting): Female, 40-65, a somewhat overprotective mother to her son Henry; Henry is in his 30s and sexually immature; he's a virgin; folks are inclined to say Henry's a mama's boy and dumb as a rock; Mary is in her 50s; a native of Louisiana; “Obadiah Mudgett” (Supporting): Male, 35-60, Broken Arrow Parish Sheriff Obadiah is in his 50s and our disembodied narrator; “Anders Johansson Chisum” (Supporting): Male, 35-60, better known as AJ; the alleged head of a criminal enterprise based in Bugtussle, Louisiana; alleged criminal activities include, but not limited to, violation of RICO section 901 (a) of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970; AJ Chisum is in her fifties; originally of Modena, Utah. Left his home state in his teens; never returned; has spent the last 20 years in Bugtussle; Southern accent with a hint of Utah; “Virgil Pennypacker” (Supporting): Male, 25-35, a member of Chisum's criminal organization; he's well-mannered, polite, and has a good heart; he's in his 20s; a former cowpoke; child Mutton Busting champion; and Bareback Bronc Riding champion; known by the appellation Rusty Nail: “Cause the devil himself couldn’t part Virgil from a horse.”; a native of Louisiana; “Will Vos” (Supporting): Male, 25-35, an itinerate worker originally from Kentucky; he's in his 30s; Kentucky accent; “Kornelius Graffunder” (Supporting): Male, 35-55, a middle-aged man in his 40s and the closest thing Bugtussle has to well-heeled; his forebears founded the town; some regard Kornelius as a little pompous; a native of Louisiana. Seeking talent Worldwide. Download pack of treatment, script, lookbook, and audition information available on request. For more info, visit www.horatia.co.uk.

UTAH FESTIVAL Of OPERA and MUSICAL THEATRE 2019 SEASON – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 1 - Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre is seeking digital submissions for the UFOMT 2019 summer season. Season includes Newsies, Mary Poppins, West Side Story and Le Nozze di Figaro. All roles, covers (understudies), and ensemble parts still available. There will be 6 productions and many concerts cast, most artists will be cast in 2-3 productions. Rehearsals begin mid-May 2019; performances run early July-early August in Logan UT. All contracts include pay, travel, and housing for the duration of the contract. Non-union only. Seeking—“Bert” (Lead): Male, 22-50, everybody knows Bert! (Mary Poppins); “Jack Kelly” (Lead): Male, 18-30, the charismatic leader of the Manhattan newsies; an orphaned dreamer and artist who yearns to get out of the crowded streets of New York and make a better life for himself out West. Must have a great pop tenor voice and sense of physicality. Vocal range: A4 (top) to B-flat2 (bottom); “Katherine Plumber” (Supporting) Female, 18-30, an ambitious young reporter; works hard to make a name for herself as a legitimate journalist in a time when women aren’t taken seriously. Though she only has a brief dance solo in “King of New York,” she should have a great contemporary pop voice with a high belt – diction is key. Vocal range: F5 (top)-A3 (bottom); “Maria” (Lead): Female, 18-30, a hopeless romantic and innocent young girl. She falls in love with Tony and finds herself at the center of the violent conflict between the two gangs. Bernardo's younger sister. Strong soprano voice. Range: B-flat3 to C6. Some dancing required. Puerto Rican; “Tony” (Lead): Male, 18-30, a romantic young man and former leader of the Jets, he has found a new lifestyle now that doesn’t involve gangs. Genuinely sweet and sincere. Strong tenor voice. Range: B-flat2 to B-flat4. Limited dancing; All Other Roles & Chorus Roles: 18+. Seeking talent Nationwide. Include headshot, resume, and video package including: 2 contrasting songs (full song or at least 32 bars), 1 monologue or example of dialogue, 1 dance reel (if applicable.) All submissions should be emailed directly to: Cassandra@UFOMT.org http://www.utahfestival.org/index.php?p_resource=about_auditions_season

'KINKY BOOTS' NONUNION TOUR – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 1 - Troika Entertainment is seeking video submissions for future replacements for the national and international tour of Kinky Boots. Harvey Fierstein, book; Cyndi Lauper, music-lyrics; Rehearsals begin on or about Dec. 3 in NYC; opens Jan. 4, 2019; contracted through mid-June. Performance salary: $600/wk. min. (principal), $450/wk. min. (ensemble), plus per diem, housing, travel, and health insurance. Rehearses in NYC. Housing not provided for rehearsals. Seeking—Lola/Simon (Lead): Male, 18-30, male, early 30s, African American. 5'10" or taller. An emotionally and physically challenging role that requires the body of a boxer and the soul of a diva to play this scene-stealing drag performer. Must have a killer voice with power blues and gospel chops. Sings to a B-flat. Lola dances in very high heels, so must move well. This role calls for a star. This is the Tony Award-winning role originated by actor Billy Porter. Also seeking understudies. Seeking talent Nationwide. To submit, send a self-tape with the Lola material, as well as 16 bars of your own pop/rock song to kinkybootstourcasting@gmail.com. Attach your headshot and resume. Material can be found here: https://wscasting.com/audition_info/kinky-boots-non-aea-national-tour/. Only include the material requested for the “Initial Call” as listed on the cover page. If selected, you will be asked to attend callbacks in NYC on Oct. 8 and 9. You must be available to be seen in person at these callbacks.

EQUITY, 'MY FAIR LADY' – OCT. 1 - Fireside Theatre is seeking Equity actor-singers for various roles in the Fireside Theatre production of My Fair Lady. Alan Jay Lerner, book-lyrics; Frederick Loewe, music; Rehearsals begin Feb. 4, 2019; runs Feb. 21-Apr. 7 in Ft. Atkinson WI. Pays: $665/week min. Equity Dinner Theatre Contract. Seeking—“Eliza Doolittle” (Lead): Female, 20-35, cockney flower girl from Lison Grove working outside Covent Garden. High spirited, gutsy and proud. Very strong actress as well as singer. Excellent legit Soprano. Comfortable with cockney dialect and proper British accent; “Henry Higgins” (Lead): Male, 30-50, British, upper class professional bachelor and world class phonetics expert, teacher and author. Conceited, refined and out of touch with his feelings. Very strong actor comfortable with British dialect. Baritone; “Alfred P. Doolittle” (Lead): Male, 40-60, comic character man. Eliza’s father who is fun loving, wise cracking and proud. He is quite a drinker and loves the ladies. Strong actor who sings and moves very well. Baritone; “Colonel Hugh Pickering” (Lead): Male, 40-60, retired British officer with colonial experience. Amiable linguist and friend of Higgins who is a real gentleman. Strong character actor comfortable with British dialect. Baritone; “Freddy Eynsford Hill” (Supporting): Male, 20-30, spineless upper class young man who becomes completely smitten with Eliza. Comfortable with British dialect. Excellent legit Tenor; “Mrs. Pearce” (Supporting): Female, 40-60, professor Higgins’s housekeeper. She is proper, no-nonsense yet motherly. She has affection for Eliza. Comfortable with British dialect. Mezzo-soprano; “Harry” (Supporting): Male, 25-50, drinking companion of Doolittle. Comfortable with cockney dialect. Baritone; “Jamie” (Supporting): 25-50, drinking companion of Doolittle. Comfortable with cockney dialect. Tenor. Equity Principal Audition Oct 1 from 9am-5pm (lunch 12noon-1pm) at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., 12th fl., Manhattan NY 10018). 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.

'MY FAIR LADY' – OCT. 2 - The Fireside Theatre is casting non-equity performers for principal roles in The Fireside Theatre (Fort Atkinson WI)'s production of My Fair Lady. Alan Jay Lerner, book and lyrics; Frederick Loewe, music; Rehearses Feb. 4, 2019; runs Feb. 21–Apr. 7, 2019 in Wisconsin. Manager states: "Competitive salary, EMC points, housing, meals, travel." Seeking—“Eliza Doolittle” (Lead): Female, 20-35, cockney flower girl from Lison Grove working outside Covent Garden. High spirited, gutsy and proud. Very strong actress as well as singer. Excellent legit Soprano. Comfortable with cockney dialect and proper British accent; “Henry Higgins” (Lead): Male, 30-50, British, upper class professional bachelor and world class phonetics expert, teacher and author. Conceited, refined and out of touch with his feelings. Very strong actor comfortable with British dialect. Baritone; “Alfred P. Doolittle” (Lead): Male, 40-60, comic character man. Eliza’s father who is fun loving, wise cracking and proud. He is quite a drinker and loves the ladies. Strong actor who sings and moves very well. Baritone; “Colonel Hugh Pickering” (Lead): Male, 40-60, retired British officer with colonial experience. Amiable linguist and friend of Higgins who is a real gentleman. Strong character actor comfortable with British dialect. Baritone; “Freddy Eynsford Hill” (Supporting): Male, 20-30, spineless upper-class young man who becomes completely smitten with Eliza. Comfortable with British dialect. Excellent legit Tenor; “Mrs. Pearce” (Supporting): Female, 40-60, professor Higgins’s housekeeper. She is proper, no-nonsense yet motherly. She has affection for Eliza. Comfortable with British dialect. Mezzo-soprano; “Harry” (Supporting): Male, 25-50, drinking companion of Doolittle. Comfortable with cockney dialect. Baritone; “Jamie” (Supporting): 25-50, drinking companion of Doolittle. Comfortable with cockney dialect. Tenor. Open Casting Call Oct 2 at 10am (Must be signed in by 9:45am) at Pearl Studios NYC (500 8th Ave., Manhattan NY 10018). Monitor will begin signing people up when building opens. Do not start an unofficial list. It will not be honored. Typing will be done promptly at 10am. Prepare 16 bars in the style of the show you are interested in. You may sing from the show. All physical types and ethnicities are welcome.

'WELCOME TO The MOULIN ROUGE' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 3 - The Art Centre Theatre is casting Daniel Frank's Welcome to The Moulin Rouge, an original stage adaptation. Seeking a male actor to play the role of "Da Douche." Synopsis: A celebration of the Bohemian Code of "Truth. Love. and Freedom," business and pleasure mix at the Moulin Rogue. The infamous, gaudy, and glamorous Parisian nightclub is brought to life at the cusp of the 20th Century. A young man looking for purpose is plunged into the heady world of pay for play and begins a passionate affair with the club's most notorious and beautiful star. But this is not a love story, it is a tragedy, and not the story you think you know. Rehearsals are Sundays 12noon-4pm (blocking), Mondays 6pm-11pm (dance), and Wednesdays 6pm-10pm (vocals) through September. Tech week begins Oct. 1. Performances are Oct. 4 (7:30pm; this is a charity night preview), Oct. 5 (7:30pm), Oct. 6 (7:30pm), Oct. 7 (6pm), Oct. 11 (7:30pm), Oct. 12 (7:30pm), Oct. 13 (7:30pm), and Oct. 14 (3:30pm). All performances and rehearsals are at The Art Centre Theatre in Plano TX. No compensation is offered for this production. Seeking—“Da Douche” (Supporting): Male, 40-60, a megalomaniac with intentions on having Satin, and perhaps the entire Moulin Rouge, for himself. Creepy, erratic, and somewhat insane describe this rich entrepreneur. Da Douche is a speaking and dancing role, with some singing. Aged late 30s-60s. Seeking talent from Plano TX. A script is available for perusal. Apply via backstage.com or contact the theatre.

'La CAGE Aux FOLLES' and 'The COLOR PURPLE' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 4 - Riverside Center for the Performing Arts is casting roles in La Cage aux Folles and The Color Purple. See additional materials for synopses. La Cage aux Folles rehearsals begin in late Nov. 2018; tech Dec. 31-Jan. 8, 2019; runs Jan. 9-Mar. 3; The Color Purple rehearsals begin in late Jan. 2019; tech Mar. 4-12; runs Mar. 13-May 5 at The Riverside Center for the Performing Arts (95 Riverside Parkway) in Fredericksburg VA. Pay TBD. Equity Guest Artist Contracts for some roles. Seeking—“Albin” (Lead): Male, 45-55, a performer of star quality; mature; great powerhouse of a Broadway voice; fine comic actor; “Georges” (Lead): Male, 50-59, a star; mature and attractive; good singer; energetic, loving and caring; must move well; “Jean-Michel” (Supporting): Male, 20-29, handsome; brunette; masculine, well-mannered, educated; desperately in love with his fiancée, Anne; acts, sings, and moves well; “Jacob” (Supporting): Male, 20-26, black male butler/maid; brilliant comedian who sings and moves well; “Anne” (Supporting): Female, 18-21, Jean-Michel's fiancee; lovely to look at; spunky; a superb dancer who acts well; “Edouard Dindon” (Supporting): Male, 50-56, Anne's father; right-wing radical politician; pompous; quirky; must sing, move well, and be a fine comedian; “Marie Dindon” (Supporting): Female, 48-52, Anne's mother; 48-52, shy, retiring, sexually repressed and sex-starved; good singer and actress who moves well; must look great in a leotard for the finale; “Jacqueline” (Supporting): Female, 35-55, mature, female friend of Georges and Albin; owns a chic restaurant; attractive, charming; very theatrical; not necessarily a singer; “Celie” (Lead): Female, 20-35, Drives the story. Vulnerable, spirited, introverted, mischievous, seemingly passive but really not, has a deep, hard soul, believes that she is ugly, has a sense of humor which is sometimes wicked. She is an observer. Needs a great belt singing voice with lots of soul; “Shug” (Supporting): Female, 30-49, A popular singer, we meet her at death’s door. Attractive, confident, dynamic, powerful, irresistible, but has a frailty, like a wounded animal. Her vulnerability is shocking later on. She is loved by both Celie and Mister. Needs a knockout, Bessie Smith-style, bluesy singing voice; “Mister” (Supporting): Male, 30-49, Like Celie, a deep well. Handsome, big, masculine, strong presence, dominating, capable of brutal behavior but also a victim in his own way. He transforms to a kind man by the end of the story. Needs a great singing voice; “Sofia” (Supporting): Female, 30-39, Powerful warrior woman. Physically bigger but beautiful. Comfortable being large, great sense of humor, touching, vulnerable. Married to Harpo, she does not let anyone mistreat her. Needs comic chops. Needs a great belt singing voice; “Harpo” (Supporting): Male, 20-29, Mister’s vulnerable, confused, good-hearted son. Represents the new generation. He marries the independent Sofia. Harpo eventually establishes a juke joint in his first house and becomes Squeak’s lover. Needs a great tenor singing voice; “Netti” (Supporting): Female, 20-29, Celie’s younger sister. Attractive, adventuresome, feisty spirit, maternal, more educated and knowledgeable than Celie. She has a powerful bond with Celie. Needs a great belt singing voice with African influence; “Squeak” (Supporting): Female, 20-29, Harpo’s lover after Sofia leaves him. She is of mixed ancestry. Attractive, sassy, fiery, strong-willed, unafraid to take anybody on, has a caring heart. Needs comic chops. Needs a great singing voice with belt and soprano capability; Adult Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): Males and females, 20s – 50s, African-American. All types and singing ranges. Need fantastic singing voices and dynamic personalities. To play various roles in the ensemble The ensemble includes a trio known as Church Ladies, busybody types who are featured throughout the show; Child Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): One African-American male 9–12 years old and three African-American females 9–12 years old. Need strong singing voices and dynamic personalities; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-75, Young Nettie, Mister’s Daughter, Young Celie, Young Olivia, Henrietta – Church Soloist/church Lady, Doris – Church Lady, Darlene – Church Lady, Jarene, Daisy, Preacher, Prison Guard, Pa, Young Harpo, Young Adam, Squeak, Ol’ Mister, Buster, Chief, Grady, Bobby, Older Olivia, Older Adam. Seeking talent from Fredericksburg VA. Prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song from the show or in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to read from the script if asked. Bring dance clothes and shoes (gentlemen, bring heels in addition to your dance shoes) and be prepared to dance if asked. Bring a headshot and a résumé. For an audition appointment, email the Production Manager at productionmanager@riversidedt.com. If you are unable to attend auditions, video submissions are encouraged (with a headshot, résumé, and video link/s) to productionmanager@riversidedt.com. Any questions or concerns, please contact Production Manager, James Davis via email.

 

'HAMILTON,' B'WAY & NAT'L TOURS – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 31 - Telsey + Company is casting excellent performers for the current Broadway company and upcoming national tours of Hamilton. Dates TBD. Seeking—Performers: 18+, extremely skilled rapper-singer-actors. Seeking talent Nationwide. Include the following with your submission: 1) A video via an unlisted YouTube or Vimeo link that includes a brief (under one-minute) pop/rock song that shows your vocal range and a brief rap (under one-minute) that shows your skill level. Have a piano accompany you; 2) A current picture and resume that includes your height and weight; 3) Your location, contact information (cell phone number and email address), and your date of birth (if under 18). For more info about the production, visit www.hamiltonbroadway.com.

 

 

 

COMPANIES:

The PAPER BAG PLAYERS – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 19 - The Paper Bag Players is seeking a non-union, POC actress to join the Paper Bag Players, a musical theater company. Company states: "The OBIE Award winning Paper Bag Players, a musical theater company that performs for children, seeks a POC actress for a new show, Stand Up and Cheer, We're 60 This Year! marking the troupe's landmark 60th season. Shows mostly local with a few overnight tours. Actress must have a strong sense of comedy as well as dancing and singing ability." For more info, visit: www.ThePaperBagPlayers.org Rehearsals begin Nov. 5; performance run from Nov. through the first week of May, 2019 in NYC. Pays: $510/wk, plus room and per diem for overnight performances. Seeking—POC Actress (Lead): Female, 18+, actress must have a strong sense of comedy as well as dancing and singing ability. Seeking talent from New York NY. Submit headshot and resume to The Paper Bag Players, ATTN: Casting, 185 East Broadway, NY, NY 10002; or email them to pbagp@verizon.net for an October audition.

 

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:

STARKS ENTERPRISE TALENT SHOW – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 30 - Starks Enterprise LLC is seeking participants for the StarksEnterprise Talent Show taking place on Sep. 29, 7:30pm-10pm. Producer states: "Do you have the talent? Then make sure to bring your best game to the You Got Talent, Bring it! Talent Competition." The show takes place on Sep. 29, 7:30pm-10pm at Pearl Studios NYC (500 8th Ave, btwn 35th & 36th St, 12th Floor, Room 1209, New York NY. CASH PRIZE FOR WINNER! No participation fee. Seeking Talent (Lead): Singers, Dancers, Instrumentalists, Actors, etc.: 5-65. Please send your audition video submissions to starksenterpriseent@gmail.com Seeking talent Nationwide. Check our website for any updates: starksenterprisellc.com.

2019 AMERICAN TRADITIONS VOCAL COMPETITION – OCT. 8 DEADLINE - American Traditions Vocal Competition is now accepting online applications for the 2019 competition in Savannah, Georgia. Singers compete through three consecutive rounds of live competition for a panel and a live audience in Savannah, vying for a top prize of $12,000 and a paid symphonic engagement with the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra. Competition states: "This year's adjudication panel include Broadway star Phillip Boykin, Operatic composer Michael Ching and American Jazz legend (founder of the first-ever Women in Jazz Festival) Melba Joyce. Past winners have gone on to operatic careers, Broadway careers, and have starred in television shows. These performers include Julie Benko (Fiddler, Les Miserables), Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Little Mermaid), Morgan James (Godspell, Wonderland, Postmodern Jukebox), Phillip Boykin (currently playing TonTon Julian in Tony Winning Revival of Once On This Island), Michael Maliakel (Monsoon Wedding), Douglas Carpenter (Beautiful), Andrew Garland, Leenya Rideout, Kimberly Hawkey, Joshua Carswell, Vale Rideout and many others. The American Traditions Vocal Competition celebrates and preserves all styles of classic American music (defined as music written by composers holding US Citizenship). Singers are asked to perform in a broad range of styles, choosing nine to represent in their complete program; from opera, to musical theatre, jazz, pop, folk and spirituals - we regard all genres of music with the respect they deserve." Competition held Feb. 18-22, 2019 in Savannah GA. There is an online pre-adjudication with the submission of an application. Application fee: $60. All applicants invited to perform and compete in the live rounds will be expected to travel to Savannah GA. Travel costs are defrayed with a travel stipend of $300 per person, and housing is provided for all who wish it. Grand prize of $12,000 and a paid engagement with the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra. Seeking—Singer (Lead): 18+. Seeking talent from Manhattan NY; Savannah GA. To apply, visit https://www.americantraditionscompetition.com/application/. Application deadline is Oct. 8. For questions, email Artistic Director Mikki Sodergren at msodergren@americantraditionscompetition.com. Note: Anyone over the age of 18 can apply to this competition, regardless of background, nationality, race or gender. We celebrate the diversity and history of music by writers and composers who hold US citizenship. All are welcome to apply.

 

'AMERICAN IDOL' – NOV 5 DEADLINE - American Idol is seeking submissions for invite-only showcases around the country for contestants for American Idol. Shoots in various US locations. Artists featured on American Idol may receive major national exposure and the winner will receive a deal with Hollywood Records. Artists must be free to enter in an exclusive recording agreement however American Idol allows artists to have pre-existing management, publishing, and talent agency deals. Seeking—Singers: 15-28, talented singers and interesting artists of all styles and genres; artists must be unsigned to a label, but they are free to have pre-existing management and publishing deals. They can also have booking agents, attorneys, and publicists. Seeking talent Nationwide. For consideration, submit a YouTube, Instagram, or web link. Audition cities are listed below and the private auditions are not open to the general public and will not be filmed for TV. If chosen, these Artists will be auditioning directly for the executive producers of the show. Bus Tour dates for the open calls include Miami (Aug. 22), Orlando (Aug. 25), San Diego (Aug. 25), Chattanooga (Aug. 28), Scottsdale (Aug. 28), Charlotte (Aug. 31), Albuquerque (Aug. 31), Seattle (Aug. 31), Boise (Sep. 2), Richmond (Sep. 3), Plano (Sep. 3), Houston, (Sep. 4), Oklahoma City (Sep. 6), Philadelphia (Sep. 6), Austin (Sep. 6), Kansas City, (Sep. 9), Buffalo (Sep. 9), Shreveport (Sep. 9), Little Rock (Sep. 12), Columbus (Sep. 12), Charleston (Sep. 15) and Sep. 20 in Atlanta GA. To preregister for open call auditions, please visit www.tinyurl.com/IdolOpenCall. Additionally, you can submit online auditions directly at www.tinyurl.com/IdolOnlineAuditions. Online submissions are due by Nov. 5.

 

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:

'The ART And BUSINESS Of VOICEOVERS' – SEP. 17, 24, OCT. 1 & 8 - Star Trax Recording Studio is seeking participants for The Art and Business of Voiceovers, presented by Star Trax Recording Studio. Company states: "Are you ready to launch your voiceover career? Would you like to learn the ins and outs of the voiceover industry in the same studio where 'Family Guy' and 'American Dad' are recorded? What about recording your voice in the same studio countless of celebrities such as Matt Damon, Patrick Stewart, Seth MacFarlane, Snoop Dog, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bob Costas have recorded theirs? Learn tips and techniques for achieving success from the leading industry pros at Star Trax NY, a premiere NYC recording studio. Clients include Discovery Networks, National Geographic Channel, TBS, HGTV, USA Network, NBC, Blockbuster, Honda, Ford, Hershey’s, and Heineken. "Enrollment is limited to eight students and will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. This is a unique opportunity to work in a professional recording studio. The class will focus on script breakdown, finding your signature sound, gaining confidence in the booth, and making committed and compelling choices. We will also focus on learning how to self-direct, which is such an important skill to have these days since so many auditions are being done from home. The focus in this class will be on radio and television commercials. We keep the class size small so you will receive lots of individual attention. Understanding that everyone has different strengths and weaknesses, you will be coached individually according to your needs. Your recordings will be sent to you in MP3 format at the end of each session. "Your instructors are Roy Renza and Amy Marcs. Roy Renza is the co-owner of Star Trax and an audio engineer with three decades of voiceover experience directing and producing for commercials, promos, documentary narrations, and movie trailers. Amy Marcs is an actress, writer, and voiceover talent signed with the Don Buchwald agency. Her voice has been heard on numerous national network television and radio campaigns. A small sample of her work includes spots for Ortho tri Cyclen, Abilify, Johnson & 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 Sept. 17, 24 and Oct. 1, 8 (Monday evenings, 7pm-9pm; four classes total) at Star Trax Recording Studio in NYC. Cost: $375. Payment for the class is required to attend. A $100 advance deposit will be needed to reserve your place. Seeking—Voiceover Class Attendee: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. To sign up, email amymarcs11@gmail.com or call 917/406-7705.

 

'CORRIDORS' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 20 - V-LAD is seeking female singers to collaborate on an '80s-influenced electronic album as well as live performances. Production dates TBD depending on availability in the NYC area. Seeking—Female Singers (Lead): 24-40, looking for a singer with a pleasant, soft voice, maybe even a bit jazzy. Songwriting contributions and creative input is welcome and strongly encouraged. Seeking talent from New York NY. Apply via backstage.com or contact V-LAD.

'WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE' – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 26 - Hack|Stone Film Group is casting voiceover talent for What Do You Want To Be. Producer states: "We're a production company producing an online portal video for a career choice video. This voiceover will be over footage of children in school, at home, and footage of various careers. We would like the script to be read naturally as a kid talking to another kid. We'd like to do a phone patch for the actual read (Skype, Facetime, and speakerphone work, too). Submit a custom demo." Must have high-quality recording studio for final phone patch read or be able to travel to studio in Baltimore MA for the coached read. Fixed $250. Nonunion. Buyout. Seeking—Kid Voice Talent: Males & Females, 8-18. Seeking talent Nationwide. Submit a sample read of the script. Phone recording read acceptable for the audition but must have high-quality recording studio for the final phone patch read or be able to travel to the studio in Baltimore MD for the coached read. Send audition to Hannah@hackstone.com or specify where you have put your sample recording on your profile. Script sample: What do I want to be when I grow up? The next LeBron. How about the next [Beyonce]? The next famous architect, fashion designer, veterinarian. How many times have you been asked this question? They’ll just laugh and think it's cute. Because to most of the world I’m just a kid, right? They say “You can’t make decisions for yourself.” Or, “You’ve never had responsibility.” I get it. They’re looking out for me. They’re protecting me. What do I want to be when I grow up? What I really want is independence. I want to go wherever I want, whenever I want. It’s a big world. And I have a lot of questions. But how do I ask for help without seeming like I’m out of control? In just a blink of an eye -- 4 short years -- I will be an adult, on my own. I wish I could see the future. What do I want to be when I grow up? What will I be when I grow up? What will I build? Who will I help? Maybe I’ll work in a job that doesn’t exist yet. Maybe I’ll find out that the real superstar is not the one under the spotlight. And if the "adult me" could travel back in time, what would I tell my younger self? That I was once young and I understand. I’d tell me to challenge myself. To believe in myself. To become my best self. That the small things I worry about now, won’t matter in the future. To accept guidance. Most of all, that everything will turn out okay. I don’t know what I’ll be. I don’t know what I want to be. And that’s okay. Right now it’s about the journey… not the destination. Let’s find the inspiration for a bright future. Together.

ZENPALMSTUDIOS – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 27 - ZenPalmStudios is seeking R&B, Pop, and Jazz vocalists for a new record label. Work dates TBD in L.A. Seeking—R&B, Pop and Jazz Vocalists: Males & Females, 18-32. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Apply via backstage.com or contact the studio company. Must submit audio file and photos. Live audition will take place in July at East West Studios in Hollywood.

MALE R&B VOCALIST – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 5 - Pergola Productions is seeking a male R&B vocalist between the ages of 18 and 28 for the purpose of recording some of his original songs. Moderate to professional experience preferred. Recording dates TBD in L.A. Seeking—Male R&B Vocalist: 18-28, not looking for any particular type of look or body type; interested in vocals only. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Apply via backstage.com or contact the production company. Include a sample or your R&B singing with your response.

 

 

 

 

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)  

 

 

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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.

 

MANAGEMENT SEEKING NEW R&B/POP/SOUL SINGERS – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 28 - ITM is seeking singers for artist development and management for an NYC-based talent management company that specializes in artist development, promotion, and talent management. Company states: "We have worked with major labels such as Atlantic Records, Universal Records, and Columbia Records." Ongoing work at a recording studio in NYC. Payment will come from royalties, touring, and all deals. Travel expenses to NYC not provided. Seeking—R&B/Pop/Soul Singers (Singers): Female, 18-25, Must sing well and ability to write songs a big plus. Seeking talent Nationwide. Apply via backstage.com or contact ITM. If possible, include a video reel of your performances or a song of you singing. If you do not live in New York, you must provide own travel accommodations. Submit a link to your music, photos, and bio. Include the best phone number to be reached at.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SEVEN STARS TALENT Inc. – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 1 - Seven Stars Talent Inc. is seeking incredible new faces, both in development and established, skilled, professional talent of all ages for a brand new bicoastal talent agency headquartered in L.A. with offices in NYC. Offices in L.A. and NYC. Talent should be local to the L.A. or NYC markets unless role notes otherwise. SAG-AFTRA-Equity franchise pending. Seeking—Young Performers: Males & Females, 0-21; Established Artists (Lead): Males & Females, 6+, Union actors with significant credits. Recurring roles. Major Guest star roles. Series regulars. Studio features. Seeking packaging top-level deals; Musical Theater Performers (Lead): Males & Females, 8-80, Experienced singers who dance or move well. Dancers who sing. Kids under 57" tall. Currently training in musical theatre styles vocally in NYC or NJ or L.A; Commercial Kids (Lead): Males & Females, 6-12, NYC or LA locals only. Seeking talent Nationwide. Submit headshot, resume, and demo reels electronically through Backstage application manager or website by email submissions@sevenstarstalent.com. If there is further interest, you will be contacted. For babies and small kids, snapshots are fine. Open to performers with disabilities/special abilities. For babies, specifically seeking identical twins or triplets. Also seeking writers for 2019 division opening. No phone calls. The office space in L.A. does not open until Sep. 1. For more info, visit www.sevenstarstalent.com.

 

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

 

 

 

REFERENCE:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

SCHOOLS/SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS:

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

 

'The ART And BUSINESS Of VOICEOVERS' – SEP. 17, 24, OCT. 1 & 8 - Star Trax Recording Studio is seeking participants for The Art and Business of Voiceovers, presented by Star Trax Recording Studio. Company states: "Are you ready to launch your voiceover career? Would you like to learn the ins and outs of the voiceover industry in the same studio where 'Family Guy' and 'American Dad' are recorded? What about recording your voice in the same studio countless of celebrities such as Matt Damon, Patrick Stewart, Seth MacFarlane, Snoop Dog, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bob Costas have recorded theirs? Learn tips and techniques for achieving success from the leading industry pros at Star Trax NY, a premiere NYC recording studio. Clients include Discovery Networks, National Geographic Channel, TBS, HGTV, USA Network, NBC, Blockbuster, Honda, Ford, Hershey’s, and Heineken. "Enrollment is limited to eight students and will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. This is a unique opportunity to work in a professional recording studio. The class will focus on script breakdown, finding your signature sound, gaining confidence in the booth, and making committed and compelling choices. We will also focus on learning how to self-direct, which is such an important skill to have these days since so many auditions are being done from home. The focus in this class will be on radio and television commercials. We keep the class size small so you will receive lots of individual attention. Understanding that everyone has different strengths and weaknesses, you will be coached individually according to your needs. Your recordings will be sent to you in MP3 format at the end of each session. "Your instructors are Roy Renza and Amy Marcs. Roy Renza is the co-owner of Star Trax and an audio engineer with three decades of voiceover experience directing and producing for commercials, promos, documentary narrations, and movie trailers. Amy Marcs is an actress, writer, and voiceover talent signed with the Don Buchwald agency. Her voice has been heard on numerous national network television and radio campaigns. A small sample of her work includes spots for Ortho tri Cyclen, Abilify, Johnson & 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 Sept. 17, 24 and Oct. 1, 8 (Monday evenings, 7pm-9pm; four classes total) at Star Trax Recording Studio in NYC. Cost: $375. Payment for the class is required to attend. A $100 advance deposit will be needed to reserve your place. Seeking—Voiceover Class Attendee: Males & Females, 18+. Seeking talent from New York NY. To sign up, email amymarcs11@gmail.com or call 917/406-7705.

 

SINGERS & ACTORS TO OFFER LESSONS ONLINE – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 23 - VocalzMusic & Publishing is seeking professional singers and experienced actors to coach talent online while helping us to test out our latest project Blizz Me Online before it is officially released as part of this company's Artist Mentoring service. More specifically pop, r&b, broadway and hip-hop singers are preferred (no classical at this time please). Experience and/or interest in coaching pageant participants (Miss America Pageant) in the area of interview and vocal talent are also welcome. We must fill 5 more spots by Sep. 11. Must be ready to begin the project right away. Participants will receive compensation per completed 60- minute session per student. This opportunity only requires a minimum of a few hours per week and you set your own flexible schedule. For a more detailed description of this project please read this blog at: https://www.vmptalent.com/blogsquad/how-much-a-blizz-me-talent-coach-can-make-by-coaching-online Ideally we'd like to have Talent Coach accounts set up and ready to go by Sep. 11 with project tests lasting about 30 days. Pays: Student pays to Talent Coach (singer or acting coach) $24 to $34 for 60-minute sessions. Seeking—Acting or Singing Coach: 21+, Will meet student one-on-one online using video conferencing platform, desktop computer, or laptop and high-speed internet to teach them techniques, to mentor them about the acting/singing profession, or to help them prepare for an audition. Experience with coaching Miss America pageant contestants on vocal performance or interview is a plus. Seeking talent Nationwide. All participants of this project must be experienced and trained professional actors or singers who are internet savvy and who have experience with using online video conferencing platforms. As soon as application is received, hiring personnel will contact you with more details and to request interview if you are a good fit. B sure and include info about yourself using our online form, as it relates to this opportunity. Teaching/coaching experience a plus (knowing how to sing and act isn't enough. You must also know how to teach it to others.) Desk or laptop computer and high-speed Internet required. Updated Chrome Browser is best. Do not email directly. Visit the following link to apply and inquire further: https://www.vmptalent.com/gigs. To have a sneak peek of the project so far go to BlizzMeOnline.com.

 

SIX-WEEK ADVANCED SENIOR MUSICAL THEATRE SCENES INTO SONG (AGES 12-18) – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 23 - A Class Act NY is seeking participants for A Class Act NY's 6-week Advanced Senior Musical Theatre Scenes Into Song class. Artistic Director states: "Learn how to transition seamlessly from a scene into a song in this dynamic musical theatre acting class! Learn how to make strong character choices, how to move gracefully on stage, and how to act through song! Throughout this 6-week musical theatre immersion course, students will work on scenes and numbers from some of Broadway’s biggest hits! "Final Showcase: Actors will showcase their individual talents when they perform their scenes and songs in a final showcase for loved ones and a few agents and managers. Focus of class: hone acting and vocal skills; perform scenes and songs that you have workshopped throughout the semester in a final showcase; perform for industry reps who are actively scouting for new clients." Runs Sundays (11am-1pm), Sep. 23, 30; Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 (Final Showcase) at Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave., NYC. No pay. Cost: $675 if accepted. Payment plans available. Payment plans available. Call the office at 212/315-3010 to set up a payment plan. Seeking—Actors: 12-18. Seeking talent from Manhattan NY. Audition requirements: Sing 32 bars a cappella of a musical theater song and perform a one-minute age-appropriate contemporary monologue.

 

MASTER CLASS In BUSINESS For FEMALE CREATIVES – NOTICE EXPIRES SEP. 28 - The Auditory Museum is seeking participants for a master class in business for female creatives. Synopsis: Presented by the Auditory Museum, hosted by Biz Babez, and created by entertainment attorney Kiara Imani, this seminar will explore and debunk the false narratives that we (women) tell ourselves that keep us from success! It will also include an introductory session on budgeting and finance with Jayne Stanyon, a financial advisor with over 20 years of experience, and a session on negotiation tactics with some of the most dynamic female negotiators in Southern California. Runs Sep. 29 (12noon-2:30pm) at 817 S Los Angeles St. in Los Angeles CA. Participation fee of $35. Seeking—Participants: 10+. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Tickets available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/femme-n-fortune-a-master-class-in-business-for-female-creatives-tickets-49074469058.

 

'BREAKING INTO HOLLYWOOD: The BUSINESS Of ACTING' – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 2 - Michelle Danner Acting School @ Edgemar Center for the Arts is seeking participants for Breaking into Hollywood: The Business of Acting. Managing director states: "Your interactive jam-packed crash course at our acting school will include: How to apply the #1 money-making principle that the most successful actors of today have used to generate a massive income; why 90% of headshots are ineffective and how to make yours stand out to generate more auditions; insider’s strategy to become SAG-AFTRA eligible within two weeks; not many credits? Not a problem! Creative and easy ways to boost your resume; how to avoid the five biggest mistakes actors make when pursuing an agent; and casting: demystifying the process. "Bonus: Participate in a goal planting exercise powered by Neuro-Linguistic-Programming technology that will bring your goals closer to you almost automatically Prepares students with the tools required to break through in Hollywood. It can take years for an actor to learn the ins and outs, and the do’s and don’ts of the industry. Michelle Danner uses her years of experience within the business as a director, teacher, and actress to give actors a head start, and bypass years of trial and error. This acting class is for actors who need an agent, who are trying to get to the next level, who are unsatisfied with the amount of auditions they are getting, and who have an agent but need to book work. "Five reasons you need to come to this class: Just moved to L.A./Just starting your acting career; been acting for a short/long time; don’t have an agent; have an agent--not getting auditions; have an agent--getting auditions but not booking. This is an interactive workshop that answers your questions: How to get a headshot and show reel that stands out; how to get into SAG-AFTRA; how to create a resume that gets you called in; how to find agents, managers, lawyers, and publicists; how to get work without an agent; how casting works; how to develop an individualized strategy for your career. You’ll leave this workshop with: Your individualized action plan to take your career to the next level; and strategies that will save you thousands of dollars and years of time." Workshop runs June 11 (6pm-10pm) and October 1 (6pm-10pm) at Michelle Danner Acting School, 2437 Main St., Santa Monica CA. Tuition: $150. Seeking—Students: Males & Females, 16+. Seeking talent from Los Angeles CA. Please don't submit through application. To reserve your spot, please email actingclass@michelledanner.com or call 310/392-0815.

 

NEW YORK ACTORS' BOOTCAMP – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 4 - New York Acting Coaching/New York Vocal Coaching is seeking participants for a six-week intensive workshop with acting coaches Grant MacDermott and David McCall, beginning Sep. 17. Company states: "Between them, David and Grant have helped hundreds of actors give their best auditions. Get your career in shape for audition season! Acquire unique approaches to revitalize old material and songs. Get new distinctive material that will highlight your strengths. Learn how to make lasting and authentic industry connections. Opportunity to showcase your work in front of industry professionals, ask them questions and get their feedback! Monologues. Auditions. Scene Study. TV/Film. Musical Theater. Networking." Sessions take place every Monday, 6:30pm-9:30pm; six weeks, beginning Sep. 17 in midtown Manhattan, NYC. A participation fee of $400 per 6-week intensive workshop is required. Seeking—Actors and Singers: All ages. Seeking talent from New York NY. For more info, or to reserve your spot in this workshop, email the scheduling staff at assistant@newyorkvocalcoaching.com. For more information on New York Acting Coaching, visit newyorkactingcoaching.com.

 

AGENT & INDUSTRY PRO SHOWCASES – NOTICE EXPIRES OCT. 31 - A Class Act NY is seeking performers for an industry showcase for A Class Act NY. Producer states: "A Class Act NY's industry showcases provide aspiring young actors an opportunity to perform for over 20 agents and managers in one evening. The biggest agencies in town attend our showcases, including CESD, Abrams Artists, Don Buchwald & Associates, Generation TV, Shirley Grant Management, Carson Adler, About Face, Carson Kolker, Zoom Management, Parkside Management, and many more. Many participants have been scouted from previous showcases and are now appearing on Broadway and television and in films and commercials." Two rehearsals on an individual basis prior to Nov. 7 showcase. Showcase is Nov. 7 at Ripley-Grier Studios, NYC. If cast, a fee of $385 is required. Seeking—Young Actors (Lead): Males & Females, 4-21. Seeking talent from New York NY; NJ; CT. Note: If cast, participants will receive two 30-minute private coaching sessions prior to the showcase. To request an audition appointment and for preparation instructions, email info@aclassactny.com or call 212/315-3010. Video submissions are acceptable if you live outside of NYC. For more info, visit www.aclassactny.com.

 

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