BANDS/SOLOISTS/SHOWCASES:

LEAD VOCALIST, US NAVY BAND COUNTRY CURRENT – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 21 - US Navy Band is seeking a lead vocalist for the US Navy Band Country Current. Country Current proudly bears the distinction of the Navy’s only country-bluegrass band. As a U.S. Navy Band premier ensemble, musicians from diverse professional backgrounds bring their successes in the recording and touring industries of Nashville, New York and New Orleans to a new commitment of service in the world’s greatest Navy. Country Current members are recipients of countless awards from the industry’s leading professional organizations and have individually performed or recorded with a myriad of today’s leading country music artists. In keeping with the tradition of country music, each member is also a skilled performer on multiple instruments. Preliminary materials due Feb. 21, 2020 (by 11:59pm). Follow audition instructions found here: https://www.navyband.navy.mil/doc_files/auditions/cc_lead_vocalist_2020.pdf Final round auditions begin Mar. 23, 2020. After preliminary materials have been submitted, select candidates will be invited to attend the final round, live audition. Instructions listed here: https://www.navyband.navy.mil/doc_files/auditions/cc_lead_vocalist_2020.pdf Starting salary for a new member of the U.S. Navy Band is $62,065-$66,925, plus 30 days paid leave annually and full benefits for members and dependents. Members may also be eligible for an enlistment bonus (up to $10,000) and/or the Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $65,000). Those selected for the U.S. Navy Band are advanced to the paygrade of E-6 (musician first class) following recruit training, under a contract for permanent duty with the U.S. Navy Band. Seeking—Lead Vocalist: All Genders, 18-39. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States).

 

SINGING TELEGRAM PERFORMERS – NOTICE EXPIRES MAY 30, 2020 - Singing Telegrams Now is seeking Singing Telegram and Variety Performers in all major US cities for a fun, flexible, well-paying job for entertainers.
-Must have open schedule and flexibility. Ideal candidates are full-time gig workers (no day job with set hours).
-Most gigs are short notice (many same day or next day). Must have reliable transportation. -Must own a smart phone and use our scheduling app.
-Must be on time and reliable. All auditions and training held over video conference; ongoing work. Pays per gig, usually in the range of $100-$180 depending on character, tips, and travel. Guaranteed minimum $80 per gig (gigs are approx. ten min long). Seeking—Singing Telegram Performer: 18-45, Job requirements:

*Must have open schedule and flexibility. Ideal candidates are full-time gig workers (no day job with set hours). Most gigs are short notice (many same day or next day).
*Must respond quickly to gig requests (keep an eye on your phone!). You set your own schedule and you need to be on top of it!
*Must have dependable transportation.
*Must be on time and reliable
*Must own a smart phone and use our scheduling app.
*Must have strong improv skills *Able to carry a tune*Able to work a crowd*Be charming and funny. Singing Telegrams are typically 8 to 10-minute performances consisting of a loosely scripted comedy act and two to three songs. You must be able to improvise and play off the crowd and recipient. Delivery to offices, restaurants, homes, etc. Popular characters include: Marilyn Monroe, Nurse, Cop, Elvis, Austin Powers, Gorilla in a Tutu, Phantom of the Opera, Nerd, Chicken, and many more. You can also develop your own characters. Bonus if you have some costumes already. This is a really great gig for the right kind of person. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). To be considered, send an email to casting@singingtelegramsnow.com which includes: current photos of yourself and/or links to your media kit; resume; city & state you are located in; phone number; list of any costumes you already have; list of characters you can do or want to do. This is a freelance job. Union/Non-Union welcome to apply (this job is outside of Union purview.) There is no fee to work with us. Performers are paid per gig. Email casting@singingtelegramsnow.com. In your cover letter indicate your availability (i.e. your normal weekly schedule, if you have a day job, etc.). Include your headshot or links to your media kit or backstage profile. For your audition, you will be required to sing and improvise based off of a loose script. Check out some examples of singing telegram characters on our website, www.singingtelegramsnow.com. In your cover letter, indicate a few options for characters that you would like to perform.

 

 

 

CRUISES/RESORTS/THEME PARKS:

LIME ENTERTAINMENT – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 12 - Lime Entertainment is seeking advanced singers and dancers for possible representation with Lime Entertainment, a talent agency that works with cruise lines. Many of the jobs the agency submits talent for perform with a live band. Shows range from Vegas-style reviews to epic productions with themes around music, decades, countries, and more. Locations and dates vary based on work booked. Pay TBD (varies based on work booked). Seeking—Singers: All Genders, 18-35, dance ability at intermediate-advanced level a plus. Male singers: tenor range from A2-A4 with a strong falsetto to F5; must be comfortable with rock and pop. Female singers: controlled belt/mix to F5 and legit to C6; must be comfortable with rock and pop; Dancers Who Sing/Singers Who Dance: All Genders, 18-35, advanced training in ballet and jazz. Partnering/lifts and tumbling/acrobatics all a plus. Males: tenor range from A2-A4 with a strong falsetto to F5; must be comfortable with rock and pop. Females: controlled belt/mix to F5 and legit to C6. Seeking talent Worldwide. For consideration, submit CV/resume, headshot, and reel via backstage.com or visit http://www.limemusicentertainment.com

 

'SOUL Of MOTOWN' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 15 - DDM Productions is casting Soul of Motown, a high energy concert style tribute to Motown legends with live harmonies and grooving dance moves; the only show of its kind in Pigeon Forge. Rehearsal and production at the Grand Majestic Theater, Pigeon Forge TN. Rehearsals begin mid-January; show runs Feb.14 through Dec. 2020. Shorter contracts available. Pays $100-$125/show. Paid rehearsal stipend. Seeking—Male and Female Singers (Lead): 21-50; must be able to sing solos, be able to learn, retain and sing harmonies, be able to learn choreographed routines, must be able to sing Motown hits; must be able to move/dance; Singer-Dancers (Supporting): All Genders, 21+, must be able to sing harmonies as well as solos; must be able to dance; must be a quick learner. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Must submit current headshot, current full body shot, any demo reels, YouTube clips, video or audio in order to be considered. Apply via backstage.com or visit http://www.thegrandmajestic.com

SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA AUDITIONS – JAN. 26 & FEB. 8 – GURNEE - Six Flags Great America is casting Singers, Dancers, Ambassadors of Fun & Technicians for our 2020 Season. Rehearsals will begin based on availability of performers and placement; Six Flags Great America opens for weekends in April and slowly ramps up to daily operations generally by Memorial Day; Performers & Ambassadors of Fun will start based on their placement either in late March/early April or in Mid-May; the Summer season runs thru Labor Day and some Performers & Ambassadors of Fun will be hired based on finishing their season with us at this time. Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park extend our season thru Dec. 31st so availability thru the end of Holiday in the Park is a plus and will be considered when casting. Positions are paid with rates based on the position, skills and experience generally between $9.00 and $12.00 per hour. All rehearsals are paid hourly as well as all scheduled time during the operating season. Seeking—Singers & Dancers: All Genders, 16+, perform in a theme park setting for thousands of guests; our performers entertain guests in shows in our theaters and on our midways as part of our summer season and our Fright Fest & Holiday in the Park Festivals. Seeking talent from Gurnee IL. Auditions are at Six Flags Great America on Jan. 26 and Feb. 8. Preference will be given to those that attend auditions, but video submissions will be accepted. Attend auditions at Six Flags Great America
(542 N. Rt 21, Gurnee IL 60031; Enter thru Main Entrance on Grand Avenue. Singers: Singer Registration begins at 10am. Bring headshot and resume. Prepare two songs of different genres to showcase your skills, less than one minute each. Music must be on backing track with no vocals, on a CD or device with an aux connection. Dance Audition is required for all Singers. There will be a movement audition as well. Email all video submissions to CLJohnson@sftp.com. Video submissions should include samples of your singing and dancing ability and are best submitted as links to videos on sites like youtube and not as large attached files. For more info, visit http://sixflags.com Applicants must be 16 years or older. All applicants must bring up to date availability to the audition or interview. Availability is a factor in all hiring decisions.

 

 

OPERA/CHORUS/VOCAL GROUPS:

RIVER CITY POPS AUDITIONS – JAN. 16 & 17 – AUSTIN - River City Pops is holding auditions for its 2015-16 Season. No pay. Seeking—Choir Members (Chorus/Ensemble): All Genders, 18+. Auditions by appointment Jan 16 from 6:30PM-9PM and Jan 17 from 5PM-8PM at River City Pops, Austin TX. Seeking talent from Austin TX. Prepare 16-bars each of two contrasting song selections. All genres and types of music are acceptable. You may also be asked to vocalize. Bring appropriately marked sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Be ready to do a small movement combination (you will have time to change, if necessary). For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact River City Pops.

 

PRO A CAPPELLA GROUP – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 17 - The Cat's Pajamas - Vocal Band is seeking singers for an a cappella group which tours high schools, middle schools, colleges, Performing Arts Centers, cruise ships and casinos (https://open.spotify.com/album/5shCvEM0RV0ma8MXvM9fM2?si=iWSZrKG2QlqvzBS-bGUM4g). Synopsis: Seeking singers who move well for this fully choreographed show. Tour runs Feb. 1- Mar. 31. Rehearses the last two weeks of January in Southeastern Wisconsin; tour runs Feb. 1-Mar. 31 in Upper Midwest Region (WI, IL, MI, MN, IA etc.). Shows are approx. 5 days each week for the 2-month run of the tour.  After tour completion part, and full-time opportunities available as well. Pays approx. $600/wk. plus opportunities for bonuses and for future work year-round both full time, or part time. Housing and 1 meal per show day provided. Seeking—A Cappella Tenor Singer Who Can Move (Lead): Male, 18-42, one of five singers on stage in a professional traveling a cappella group.  It is a 90-minute choreographed show + occasional workshops, assemblies and meet n' greets with students during the day; A Cappella Soprano Singer Who Can Move (Lead): Female, 18-42, one of five singers on stage in a professional traveling a cappella group.  It is a 90-minute choreographed show + occasional workshops, assemblies and meet n' greets with students during the day. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Send us a video of you singing a current uptempo pop song (something from the past three years) and any clips or links to you singing with an a cappella group (especially solos), or in professional production show. Apply via backstage.com or visit http://www.vocalmeow.com

 

 

 

STAGE SHOWS:

'EVITA' – JAN. 9, 10 & 18 - Park Playhouse Inc/Playhouse Stage Co. is casting Andrew Lloyd Weber's Evita, to be presented as the feature production in the 32nd season of musicals at Park Playhouse in Albany NY. Evita tells the story of Eva Peron's rise to prominence and power in Argentina during the midpoint of the 20th century. Actors of diverse backgrounds sought for inclusive production. Rehearses May 30-June 25; runs June 26-July 25 (five performances/wk.) in Alban NY. Additional opportunities throughout the summer season available to those cast. Competitive salary. Quality local housing available. Equity Guest Artist contracts available. Seeking—“Eva Duarte de Peron” (Lead): Female, 25-40, a dynamic, ambitious, and determined young woman who rises to become the spiritual leader of Argentina, and the country's First Lady. A woman of few options, she uses her sexuality to advance her agenda. Vocally demanding. Legit mezzo; “Che” (Lead): Male, 21-40, a political activist and the narrator of the show. A radical who isn’t reluctant to question power and demand a better life for his people. Vocally demanding. Tenor; “Juan Peron” (Supporting): Male, 25-50, a powerful, aspiring army officer who rises to become the President of Argentina. Baritone; “Augustin Magaldi” (Supporting): Male, 25-40, a tango singer who is the first lover of Eva on her rise to power in Buenos Aires. Tenor; Peron’s Mistress (Supporting): Female, 18-35, a young love to Juan Peron who is removed from his life following the arrival of Eva. Mezzo soprano; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): All Genders: 18-40, men and woman of Argentina. Note: Submissions for ensemble roles are not being sought. See instructions for open calls for dancers who sing and singers who dance. Auditions by appointment Jan. 9 & 10 for principal & supporting characters in New York NY; and Open Casting Calls Jan 9 at 9AM for male dancers who sing & singers who dance (sign-in will begin at 9am; no unofficial lists will be accepted; sign-in will close promptly at 11am) and Jan 10 for female dancers who sing & singers who dance (sign-in will begin at 9am; no unofficial lists will be accepted; sign-in will close promptly at 11am) at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave., Studio 17H, Manhattan NY 10018) and Jan 18 open call for all roles for performers in New York's Capital Region in Albany NY. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). To be considered for principal and supporting roles, use the Backstage casting portal and/or email submissions to casting@parkplayhouse.com. Male and female dancers who sing and singers who dance: You may be asked to sing a 16-bar cut of any song of your choice following the dance call.

 

'MJ The MUSICAL,' BROADWAY – JAN. 12, 25 & FEB. 1 – VARIOUS LOCATIONS - Telsey + Company is casting MJ, a new musical coming to Broadway. Actors are being sought for Broadway stage roles as well as to understudy and must possess the singing and dancing chops for the role of Michael Jackson at various stages of his life, including young performers to play Michael Jackson at age 10. Rehearsal dates TBD; previews begin July 6; show opens Aug. 13 in NYC. Seeking—“Michael Jackson:” 10; Michael Jackson: 18-30. Open Casting Calls Jan 12 from 10AM-12:30PM at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Detroit Downtown (Fort Shelby, 525 W. Lafayette Boulevard, Detroit MI 48226); Jan 12 from 12NOON-3PM at Walnut Street Theatre (825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19107); Jan 25 from 12NOON-3PM at Sheraton Atlanta Hotel (165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta G, 30303); Jan 25 from 10AM-1PM at Telsey + Company (1501 Broadway, Suite #510, New York City NY 10036; must bring ID to enter bldg.) and Feb 1 from 9AM-1PM at Screenland Studios (10501 Burbank Boulevard, North Hollywood C, 91601). Email audition@mjthemusical.com for audition info. Find more information at www.mjthemusical.com.

 

'SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER' – JAN. 13 - Derby Dinner Playhouse is casting all roles in Saturday Night Fever for Derby Dinner Playhouse, a year-round, non-Equity professional dinner theater located in Louisville KY. Runs Feb. 3-Mar. 29 in Louisville KY. Pays $350-$550/wk., plus travel stipend and housing provided. All positions are paid. Seeking—All Roles: 18-40. Open Casting Call Jan 13 from 10AM-5PM at Pearl Studios NYC 500 (500 8th Ave., New York City NY 10018). Callbacks/Dance Call follows by invitation only. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song from the "Saturday Night Fever" score.

 

'A FUNNY THING HAPPENED On The WAY To The FORUM' – JAN. 13 & 14 – DENTON - Denton Community Theatre is casting the musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Production runs Mar. 27-29 & Apr. 2-5 in Denton TX. No pay. Seeking—Multiple Roles: All Genders, 18+. Auditions by appointment Jan 13 at 7PM and Jan 14 at 7PM at Campus Theatre (214 W Hickory St, Denton TX 76201). Seeking talent from Denton TX area. Apply via backstage.com or contact the theatre.

 

'SISTER ACT' – JAN. 13 & 14 – MOBILE - Joe Jefferson Players is casting the musical Sister Act. Production runs Mar. 20-Apr. 5 in Mobile AL. No pay. Seeking—Multiple Roles: All Genders, 18+. Auditions by appointment Jan 13 at 6:30PM and Jan 14 at 6:30PM in Mobile AL. Apply via backstage.com or contact the Players.

 

BARN DINNER THEATRE 2020 SEASON – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 15 - Barn Dinner Theatre is casting the 2020 Season including: 9 to 5: The Musical (Runs Mar. 7-28), Beehive: The '60s Musical (Runs Apr. 4-25), Motherhood: The Musical (Runs May 1-10), Elvis Has Left the Building (Runs May 15-June 6), After Midnight (Runs June 13-July 25), Cotton Patch Gospel (Runs Aug. 4-29), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Runs Sep. 5-26), Love Machine: The Musical (Runs Oct. 3-31), and Sweet Tea & Mistletoe (Runs Dec. 18-23). Production states: "The Barn Dinner Theatre is proud to announce its first annual full season auditions. Seeking professional (nonunion) actors for 2020 productions. Since 1964, The Barn Dinner Theatre has been dedicated to providing a quality dining experience along with Broadway-style performances or as we call it...dinnertainment." Most shows rehearse approximately two weeks before opening. Rehearses and runs in Central North Carolina. Paid per show (dependent on show and role). Rehearsal stipend provided. No housing provided. Seeking Male & Female Characters (Lead): 18+. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). In your submission, indicate shows and roles you are interested in and any immediate known conflicts. Apply via backstage.com or visit https://www.barndinner.com/

 

'DIAMOND LIL & The PANSY CRAZE: A MUSICAL REVUE CELEBRATING The GAY 30s' – JAN. 15 & 16 – CHICAGO - Three Cat Productions is casting Diamond Lil & The Pansy Craze: A Musical Revue Celebrating the Gay 30s, a musical. Project description: "The musical revue set in Chicago, 1932, explores the famed Pansy Craze nightclub 'Diamond Lil' which was 'packed so tight with partying gays that people were turned away'. Come celebrate Chicago LGBTQIA History." Rehearsals begin April 6, in Chicago, IL. Stipend. Seeking—Actor 1 (Supporting): 18+; Actor 2 (Supporting): 18+, Can sing or play and instrument. Auditions by appointment Jan 15 from 6PM-8:30PM and Jan 16 from 6PM-8:30PM at Berger Park Coach House (6205 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago IL 60625). Seeking talent from Chicago IL. Prepare one monologue and 16 bars of a contemporary musical theatre song. Bring one copy of your headshot and résumé. Must be comfortable with LGBTQIA topics and situations. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'MISSION BABY' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 16 - Potluck Productions is casting Mission Baby. Two pairs of parents struggle with life’s most precious and time sensitive gifts—a lesbian couple in their mid-30’s and a hetero couple with an age difference (woman 35, man 50) navigate the Peter Pan, “I won’t grow up” habitat of San Francisco yet conceive, birth, forgo sleep and join the ranks of the procreative. Rehearses Jan. 6 & 13 from 8:15pm- 10:15pm; dress rehearsal Jan. 11 from 10:30am-4:30pm; runs Jan. 16, Piano Fight at 9pm as part of SketchFest SF 2020 in San Fransisco CA. Pays $300. Seeking—“Ella” (Lead): All Genders, 29-39, 30's Lesbian wife with a newborn baby in a three-song musical comedy, called "Mission Baby"; about making and raising a newborn baby in today's San Francisco Mission district. Seeking talent from San Francisco, Los Angeles CA. Note: We may add other rehearsals (optional) and you can possibly miss one of the above. See more about the project here: https://sfsketchfest2020.sched.com/artist/mission_baby.20b62obm

 

'CROWNS' – JAN. 17 & 19 – CHICAGO HEIGHTS - The Drama Group is casting Crowns, a musical. Project description: "A moving and celebratory musical play in which hats become a springboard for an exploration of history and identity as seen through the eyes of Yolanda, a young African-American woman who has been sent South to stay with her aunt after her brother is killed in Chicago. As strong women tell the stories of their lives through stories of their hats, Yolanda witnesses a tradition tracing back to African rituals and slavery and forward to the New Testament and contemporary fashion. Gospel music and dance underscore and support the narratives." Runs April 24-May 3, 2020, in Chicago IL. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): 16-79. Auditions by appointment Jan 17 from 7PM-10PM and Jan 19 from 6:30PM-10PM at Drama Group Studio (330 W. 202nd St., Chicago Heights IL 60411). Callbacks Jan. 20. Seeking talent from Chicago Heights IL. Prepare a musical selection similar to the gospel music which predominates this score and bring sheet music for accompanist who will be provided. You may be asked to do a brief dance audition, so dress appropriately. Expect to read from the script. Bring a photo of yourself that we may keep. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the casting group.

 

'CINDERELLA' – JAN. 17-19 & 25 – DALLAS TX - Lyric Stage is casting the musical Cinderella. Production runs June 12-14 in Dallas TX. Some pay. Seeking—Various Roles; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): 18+. Auditions by appointment Jan 17 from 4PM-9PM, Jan 18 from 1PM-5PM & 6PM-9PM; Dance Call by appointment Jan 19 from 1PM-3PM and Jan 25 from 4PM-5PM; and College Senior Auditions by appointment Jan 25 from 1PM-4PM at Soar Creative Studios (1346 Chemical Street, Dallas TX 75207). Seeking talent from Dallas TX. To secure an audition appointment, sign up at
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050F45A9AF2DA3F58-cinderella Prepare two (2) contrasting 16 to 32-bar selections that show off voice, acting, and range. Actors may be asked to sing entire song(s). All are welcome to sing Rodgers & Hammerstein music or from the show. Pianist will be provided, no a cappella singing. Bring a current headshot and résumé, stapled together. Bring clean, readable copies of your sheet music with accompaniment in your key; pianist will not transpose. Local actors unable to attend auditions may send video link submissions.

 

'ANYTHING GOES' – JAN. 18 & 19 – BATON ROUGE - Theatre Baton Rouge is casting the musical Anything Goes. Production runs Apr. 17-May 3 in Baton Rouge LA. No pay. Seeking—All Roles; Lead; Supporting; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): All Genders, 18+. Auditions by appointment Jan 18 at 10AM and Jan 19 at 6PM Dance Call in Baton Rouge LA. Seeking talent from Baton Rouge. Apply via backstage.com or contact the theater.

 

'DISNEY's The LITTLE MERMAID Jr.' – JAN. 19 – BARRINGTON - Move Productions is casting Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr., a musical. Runs Mar. 13-15, in Barrington IL. Seeking—Actors: 8-18. Audition by appointment Jan 19 from 2PM-4PM at Barrington Campus Life Center (150 S Lageschulte Street, Barrington IL 60010). Callbacks Jan. 29. Seeking talent from Barrington IL. Walk in or sign up at www.moveproductions.theater/event-details/little-mermaid-auditions-1 Prepare a short song to be sung a cappella.

 

EQUITY, 'PRISCILLA QUEEN Of The DESERT The MUSICAL' – JAN. 19 & 20 – CHICAGO - Southport Theater LLC is casting singers, dancers and actors of all ethnic backgrounds and all gender identities for Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical, produced with Venus Cabaret Theatre LLC. Production states: "We are looking for a fun bunch of people who love the night life and got to boogie on the disco ‘round." Rehearsals begin Feb. 24; runs Mar. 20-June 28 in Chicago IL. Pays $314/wk. Equity CAT TIER 2 Contract. Seeking—Singers, Dancers & Actors: 18+; BERNADETTE – 40s-50s Transgender female or Non-Binary Performer. Outstanding acting, dance, singing (range adaptable) and lip-synching ability essential. A quietly dignified transsexual who must be convincing as an older woman who was once the star performer of ‘Les Girls’. The mother of the group, Bernadette is glamorous, oozing Old Hollywood charm with rapier wit and sensitivity. Must be able to be convincing and touching in her attraction and growing relationship with Bob; MITZI/TICK – 30s to early 40s male. Outstanding acting, dance, singing (baritone/tenor) and lipsynching ability essential. With an unremarkable and essentially straight exterior, Tick is a discontented drag queen, the best in the business. Estranged husband of Marion and absent father to 8-year-old Benjamin, his journey from disillusionment to fulfillment through being reunited with his son is the central core of the story; FELICIA/ADAM –20s to 30s male. Very well-maintained physical features with outstanding character acting, dance, singing (tenor) and lip-synching ability essential. A flashy, young drag queen and born performer with a more than occasional bitchy streak. Provocative and outspoken he has a tendency to get himself into trouble with both friends and complete strangers; THE DIVAS – 20s-40s females. Sassy and strong, these women lead us through some of the greatest hits of the last decades. Strong vocalists in the disco-belt style a must. Will also be part of the female ensemble; SHIRLEY – 40s-50s female. Hardened outback bar tender/waitress. Good ironic comedy. Character acting, dance and strong singing ability–solo and ensemble pieces; MARION – 30s-early 40s female. A hotel Entertainment Manager in Darwin, mother of 8 year Benjamin and estranged wife of Tick (Mitzi). A strong, direct and forthright woman who takes charge, but is incredibly accepting of her role as a single mother. There is a deep unconventional affection between her and Tick. Strong singing and acting. Will also be part of the female ensemble; CYNTHIA – 20s-early 30s Asian/Eurasian female. Bob’s feisty Filipino wife. A frustrated performer of obscure ‘stage tricks’ which make her very popular at the local pub. She spends her days as a housewife looking after Bob and his home. Character acting, dance and singing ability essential; FRANK – late 20s-mid 30s male. Tough miner bloke with violent tendencies. A hardened resident of mining town Coober Pedy. Tall, strapping and very outback Australian. Character acting, dance and singing ability, mostly all ensemble pieces with one key scene; JIMMY- 20s-30s male. Friendly indigenous Australian bloke whom the queens run into in the desert; innocent charm and great movement skills; any traditional dance a huge plus; character acting, singing and dancing ability. Will be part of the ensemble; YOUNG BERNADETTE/ FARRAH- 20s-30s male. the epitome of grace and glamour, gender illusion rather than drag, 'Les Girls' at its most alluring. Farrah: young, beautiful and sassy drag queen. Character acting, singing and dancing ability. Will be part of the ensemble. Equity Principal Auditions Jan 19 from 6PM-10PM and Jan 20 from 6PM-10PM (break 8pm-8:20pm each day) at Mercury Theater Chicago (3745 N Southport Ave., Chicago IL 60613). EPA procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare to sing 32 bars of one pop song from the '70s or '80s and bring sheet music in the proper key. A piano accompanist will be provided. If you are a drag performer, there will be restrooms available in which to prepare. Bring headshot and resume. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

'FIREBRINGER' – JAN. 20 – WEBSTER - Upstage Arts, Inc. is casting the musical Firebringer. Project description: "At the dawn of humanity, one tribe of cave-people survives the many trials of prehistoric life under the wise leadership of Jemilla, The Peacemaker. Jemilla taught her people to express themselves, rather than bashing each other’s heads with rocks and eating each other’s babies. But one member of the tribe doesn't seem to fit in." Production runs Mar. 27-Apr. 5 in Webster TX. This is a non-paid gig for community theater. Seeking—“Jemilla:” Female, 18+, the tribe's level-headed leader, who values tradition and is shaken by the realization that everything the tribe knows is a lie; “Kerri:” Female, 18+, Zazzalil's ditzy best friend and fellow nut-gatherer, and the inventor of dance; “Molag:” Female, 18+, the former leader of the tribe who has passed on the role to Jemilla, and is now Walking the Earth while serving as our narrator; “Emberly:” Female, 18+, the tribe's geeky food specialist; “Grunt:” Male, 18+, an outsider without a tribe of his own, who strikes up a romance with Emberly; “Schwoopsie:” Female, 18+, the inventor of comedy; “Ducker:” Male, 18+, the tribe's shaman; “Tiblyn:” Female, 18+, a hopeless romantic who has been told all her life that she is the one who holds up the sky; “Smelly Balls:” Male, 18+, an aptly-named tribesman who's always ready to rush into danger; “Chorn:” 18+, a less-evolved member of the tribe, who says nothing but "Chorn". Audition by appointment Jan 20 from 7PM-10PM at Upstage Arts Theatre (100 East Nasa Road 1 #78, Webster TX 77598). Seeking talent from Webster TX. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

'ROUTE 66' – JAN. 20 – OAK PARK - Open Door Repertory Company is casting Route 66, a musical revue. Project description: "The show is a revue of 28 songs capturing the music of the many cities and towns on the iconic American Route 66 which crosses the US from Chicago to Santa Monica CA." Rehearsals begin Jan. 2, 2020, in Oak Park IL. Runs Jan. 31-March 8. $600 stipend. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): 18+, singers in the Tenor 1, Tenor 2, Baritone and Bass range. As this is a revue of 28 songs, actors will need to create a variety of characters to fit the individual songs. Audition by appointment Jan 20 from 6:30PM-9:30PM at Open Door Theater (902 S. Ridgeland Ave., Oak Park IL 60304). Seeking talent from Oak Park IL. Prepare 16-32 bars in a contemporary cabaret or musical theater style, to be sung a cappella. Dress comfortably as you will be asked to move for a basic dance audition. For appointment, visit backstage.com or contact the casting company.

 

'NEXT TO NORMAL' – JAN. 20 & 21 – CHICAGO - Beverly Arts Center is casting Next to Normal, a play. Project description: "Dad's an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family's story with love, sympathy and heart." Runs April 16-19, in Chicago IL. Pays $800 stipend. Seeking—“Diana” (Supporting): Female, 40-45, delusional, bipolar, and depressed. She is determined to make her family perfect but is tortured by a death in the family. Vocal range F-sharp5 to G3; “Gabe” (Supporting): Male, 40-45, Diana & Dan's son. Dashing, athletic, and bright. He is a playful man and everything a mother could imagine. Vocal range C5-B2; “Dan” (Supporting): Male, 40-45, Diana's husband. He is handsome and genuine. Though a constant in Diana's tumultuous life, he has grown tired and weary of her antics. Vocal range B4 to A-flat2; “Natalie” (Supporting): Female, 16-21, Diana & Dan's troubled daughter. An accomplished pianist and hardworking student, her struggles are exacerbated by her mother's behavior. She greatly admires Henry. Vocal range G5-G3; “Henry” (Supporting): Male, 17-21, Natalie's classmate. The all-around musician, philosopher, and slacker. He has an intoxicating capacity for sympathy and romance. Vocal range B4 to G-sharp2; “Dr. Madden” (Supporting): Male, 30-40, Diana's handsome psychiatrist. Quite assured in his practice and considered somewhat of a rock star. Vocal range A4-A2. Auditions by appointment Jan 20 from 6PM-9PM and Jan 21 from 6PM-9PM at Beverly Arts Center (2407 West 111th Street, Chicago IL 60643). Seeking talent from the Chicago IL area. Actors should prepare 16 bars of song in style of the show and be ready to read from the script.

EQUITY, 'KINKY BOOTS' and 'LEGALLY BLONDE' – JAN. 22-23 – CHICAGO - Mason Street Warehouse is casting Equity actor-singer-dancers for Kinky Boots (Rehearsals begin May 27; runs June 19-July 12) and Legally Blonde (Rehearsals begin July 17; runs Aug. 7-30). Productions run in Saugatuck MI. Pays $619/wk, Equity SPT Modified 8 Agreement. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singer-Dancers: All Genders, 18+; for KINKY BOOTS - The show takes place in Great Brittan. All actors must have excellent British dialects; Lola/Simon, Male 25-35 (African American) A prize fighter draped in satin. He is a heterosexual cross dresser...eccentric, lavish & outspoken. Comfortable in full drag to just boxing trunks. Power blues & gospel chops. High tenor... Sings C3–B4 with one top C. Must move extremely well in high-heels, wigs and women’s clothing; “Charlie Price:” Male 25-35 A confused young man who inherits his father’s shoe factory. He’s unfocused and misguided but is a hero under a victim’s mantle. He is handsome and loveable but there is a temper right under the skin. High tenor rock belt. Sings C3–B4; Young “Charlie:” Male 7-10 A joyous young chap, the younger version of our main character. He is lost, quiet and unsure. He appears in the opening and closing sequences of the show. Must be able to sing; Young “Simon:” Male 10 (African American) This is Lola/Simon as a 10-year-old boy. Inquisitive and not shy, he knows his destiny at an early age. Actor must be comfortable wearing women’s high heels. Appears in the opening and closing sequences of the show. Must be able to sing; Nicola/Others, Female 25-35, Charlie’s long-term girlfriend. Attractive and smart. She is driven and uncompromising. High pop belt; “Lauren:” Female 25-35, A beautiful, strong and outspoken working-class girl. She works in the shoe factory and has a huge crush on Charlie. Must be a strong comedic actress with a high pop belt. Sings B3–F5; Don/Others, Male, 30-40 A hypermasculine bear of a factory worker and Lola’s nemesis. He has a menacing physicality but ends up being a teddy bear. Sings C3–F4 (must have a strong falsetto to D5 for the Finale); Angels: Males 20 -30 (All Ethnicities) These are the drag personalities that populate The Blue Angel night club in London. Must be excellent dancers in heels and be able to sing extremely well (high pop). Previous drag experience helpful but not necessary. Acrobatics a plus; Male Ensemble: (All Ethnicities including one African American male for the track that includes Lola’s/Simon’s father). Must move well in a heeled boot as all characters end up in boots at the end of the show. Roles include George, Mr. Price, Harry (guitar a plus), Simon Sr. and Richard Bailey; Female Ensemble: (All Ethnicities including one African American woman for the track that includes Lola’s double). Must move well in a heeled boot as all characters end up in boots at the end of the show; for LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL – “Elle Woods:” Female 20-25 (G-flat2 to G5 Pop Belt) A Malibu socialite and fashionista extraordinaire. Effervescent college girl (homecoming queen, Delta Nu president) who follows her boyfriend to Harvard Law School & realizes she's more than just a pretty face. She is lovable, determined, vulnerable, energetic and outgoing. A true triple threat (tap dance skills are a plus); “Emmett Forrest:” Male 20–30 (B2-A4 Tenor) Professor Callahan’s teaching assistant. He is smart, quirky, sensitive and personable. Believes in Elle. A bit scruffy but doesn't care. A strong singer-actor with great comedic timing; “Paulette Buonofuonte:” Female 35-45 (A3-A5 Pop Belt) Owner of Hair Affair, a local salon. Bit of a tacky bombshell with hair and clothes that make a statement, but insecure. Must be comfortable with dogs, must be willing to be kissed on stage. Strong comic timing. Bostonian accent is a plus; “Professor Callahan:” Male 40–50 (A2-F#4 Baritone) A pompous and manipulative Criminal Law professor at Harvard. Must be comfortable with a stage kiss, however awkward. Charismatic but able to turn to a conniving shark instantly; “Warner Huntington III:” Male 20-25 (E-flat3 to A-flat4 Tenor) Elle’s college boyfriend. Warner is attractive and charming but very self-absorbed. He will do whatever it takes to achieve his dream of becoming a senator by age 30, including breaking Elle's heart; Vivienne Kensington/Others, Female 20-25 (A3-F5 High Pop Belt) Warner’s new Blueblood girlfriend. Vivienne is an overachieving, stuck-up, wealthy, smart and savvy Harvard Law student who is intellectually driven. Feels threatened by Elle but becomes an ally. Also plays other smaller roles; Brooke Wyndham/Others, Female 25-35 (A3-G5 Alto or Soprano) Brooke is an exercise video star and former Delta Nu sorority girl who was accused of murder. Must be physically fit with strong ability to do high-level aerobics wilst singing. Be prepared to jump rope while singing during your audition. Also plays a few supporting roles in first act; Pilar/Margot/Serena/Others - Females 20 -25 Any ethnicity (G-sharp3 to F5 Belt) Sorority girls and Elle's entourage and "Greek Chorus", ranging from sassy to cutesy - boy crazy and fashion icons at UCLA, strong comedic timing. Enid Hoops/Kate/Chutney Wyndham/Others - Females 20-25 Any ethnicity (G3-G5 Soprano Belt/B-flat3 to E-flat5 Alto) Enid is a strong & opinionated ex-Peace Corps volunteer & proud Harvard Law student; Kate is the Delta Nu scholastic chair, the bookworm; Chutney is Brooke Wyndham’s jealous step-daughter. Elle’s Mom/Others - Female 35-45 Any ethnicity, A wealthy Malibu socialite, other roles include store manager, saleswoman & District Attorney; Male Ensemble: (6 men) All ensemble men will play multiple roles, so versatility is extremely important. All must dance and/or move extremely well. Kyle/Dewey/Grand Master Chad/Others - Male 25-35 Any ethnicity (D3–G4 High Baritone) Kyle is a physically fit smooth-talking UPS deliveryman and Paulette's dream guy; Dewey is Paulette's low-life ex. Elle’s Dad/Winthrop/Reporter/Others - Male 40-50 (D3–G4 Baritone) Dad is a high society golfer from Malibu; other roles include head of Harvard admissions and the reporter. Sundeep Padamadan/Aaron Schultz/Nicos Argitakos/Carlos/Others - Males 20-30 Any ethnicity, characters range from smug, royal Harvard law students, self-proclaimed geniuses to fun-loving pool boys. Featured in "The Harvard Variations". Play several other roles. Acrobatics a plus. Equity Principal Auditions AEA by appointment Jan 22 from 10AM-5PM and Jan 23 from 10AM-5PM (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity Association (Chicago Member Center, 557 W Randolph St., 1st Fl., Chicago IL 60661). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. Bring two short songs (one verse and one chorus) in the style of the show. (You may be asked to sing only one.) OK to sing from the show. Bring music book. Sides available at www.sc4a.org/msw/ or ellen@sc4a.org. Artistic Director Kurt Stamm and Producer Ellen Engle will attend with casting authority. Accompanist will be provided. Call back may be held later in week. Sides and music for specific roles will be available at www.sc4a.org/msw/ or by contacting ellen@sc4a.org. Bring current headshot with resume stapled to the back and current contact information. AEA members may sign up through the member portal on Jan. 15. Dial 011 for front door entry.

'HEAD OVER HEELS' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 23 - Diversionary Theatre is casting Head Over Heels, a musical. Production states: "From the visionary behind 'Avenue Q' comes a bold new Broadway musical fairytale where 'Once Upon a Time' crashes into right now. In the mythical land of Arcadia, the royal family is challenged to set out on a journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction. Through their adventure gender roles are upended, relationships liberated, and love is discovered in the most surprising of ways. Told to the hypnotic beat of the iconic 80’s all-girl rock band The Go-Go’s, 'Head Over Heels' joyously unveils a path to a new world where diversity is celebrated and ladies lead!" Rehearses April 21; runs through June 28 in San Diego CA. Pays $1,500. Equity SPT Level II contract for union talent. Travel and housing available. Seeking—“Musidorus” (Lead): 18-29, male and TGNC performers of all ethnicities are strongly encouraged to submit. Musidorus is a guileless and fearless shepherd who loves Philoclea. They discover another side to themself when forced to cross-gender. Should be proficient in physical comedy and classical text. Extraordinary pop belt. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Apply via backstage.com or visit https://www.diversionary.org/headoverheels/

'NEXT TO NORMAL' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 24 - Zeiders American Dream Theater; Virginia Musical Theatre; Governor's School for the Arts is casting Next to Normal. Rehearsal begins Mar. 17; runs Apr. 2-12 at the Z in Virginia Beach VA. Equity Guest Artist Contract will be utilized for Equity actors. Nonunion actors will receive similar weekly salary compensation. Transportation and housing will be covered by production. Seeking—“Dan” (Lead): Male, 40-45, Diana's husband. He is handsome and genuine. Though a constant in Diana's tumultuous life, he has grown tired and weary of her antics; “Diana” (Lead): Female, 40-45, delusional, bipolar, and depressed. The sexiness of her yesterdays has only recently begun to soften. She is determined to make her family perfect but is tortured by a death in the family. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Apply via backstage.com or visit https://thez.org/show/next-to-normal/

'MONTY PYTHON's SPAMALOT' – JAN. 25 – HOUSTON - Stageworks Theatre is casting the musical Monty Python's Spamalot. Production runs Apr. 17-May 10 in Houston TX. Some pay. Seeking—Various Roles; Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Male & Female, 18+. Audition by appointment Jan 25 at Stageworks Theatre (10760 Grant Road, Houston TX 77070). Seeking talent from Houston TX. To sign up, visit https://airtable.com/shr4ThvZ2oAvAmuJv Prepare one- to two- minutes of an upbeat, musical comedy selection and be prepared to act it as well. Song selections from the show are acceptable. An accompanist and music player will be provided; no a cappella auditions. All characters have British accents, so be prepared to sing and read in this accent. It is to your advantage to be very familiar with the music from the show and the movie. We would prefer you do not perform with sheet music in your hand – we’d rather see you tell a story. Dance: There is a dance portion to this audition that will assess your movement level. We are looking for tappers, so please bring your tap shoes if you own some. Also, please wear appropriate clothing for dance/movement, so that we can see your best physicality.

2020 SEASON GENERALS – JAN. 25, 26, FEB. 2 & 3 – OAK PARK - Echo Theater Collective is casting the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Shows in 2020, in Oak Park IL. Seeking—Actors (Supporting): 18+. Auditions by appointment Jan 25 from 7PM-9PM, Jan 26 from 7PM-9PM, Feb 2 from 7PM-9PM and Feb 3 from 7PM-9PM at Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church (405 S. Euclid Ave., Oak Park IL 60302). For Hedwig and the Angry Inch, please prepare a short monologue (dramatic or comedic) and 16 bars of a song (any genre) to be performed a capella, with a prepared track, or with an accompanist, which will be provided. Apply via backstage.com or contact the casting company. For more info, download their Audition Packet and fill out our Google Form at: [Pending Approval]. Filling out the form isn't necessary for your audition but will help speed up the process.

'The THEORY Of RELATIVITY' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 26 - Bridgetown Conservatory of Musical Theatre is casting a new musical by Neil Bertram and Brian Hill, The Theory of Relativity. Rehearsals begin April 2020, in Portland OR. No pay. Seeking—All Roles (Supporting): All Genders, 12-19. Seeking talent from Portland OR. To apply, submit pix & résumés via backstage.com or contact the theatre.

MARIN SHAKESPEARE 2020 SEASON – JAN. 26 & 27 – SAN RAFAEL - Marin Shakespeare Company is casting Equity actors and actor-singers for the 2020 Season including: Troilus And Cressida, Monty Python's Spamalot, and Romeo And Juliet. Season runs June 2-Sept. 27 in San Rafael CA. Previous Minimum $513/wk. Equity LOA/LORT Agreement pending. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: All Genders, 18+. Equity Principal Audition AEA by appointment Jan 26 from 1PM-10PM and Jan 27 from 1PM-10PM at Marin Shakespeare Company (514 4th St., San Rafael CA 94901). An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Prepare two contrasting monologues, at least one Shakespeare. Musical Theatre actors should prepare to sing a song; bring sheet music in your key, no charts, for the accompanist. AEA members can visit our website to sign up for an audition appointment. Phone 415/499-4488 with any questions. For more info, visit www.marinshakespeare.org. Actors may be hired for one, two, or three productions. Actors of color are strongly encouraged to audition.

'REVOLUTION CHICAGO' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 29 - Revolution Chicago is casting Revolution Chicago, a lighthearted story about a genre of music that grew out from the streets for Chicago, House Music. Rehearsals begin the week of Jan. 6 in Chicago IL; runs TBD. Seeking—“Juan Tovar” (Supporting): Male, 18-35, a Latino Man in his 20s; Juan is a fan of music; he keeps on top of the up and coming trends and passes records to Chicago's DJs to help drive sales to his record shop; Juan is easy going, intelligent and chimes in on Mickey’s crazy humor; “DJ Sam” (Supporting): Female, 18-35, a Woman her 20s; Sam is an inspiring DJ; she chimes in and has her colorful takes on the goings on with other DJs; although she looks up to the guys, she knows that her talent will someday be an inspiration for female DJs. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. Apply via backstage.com or visit http://www.revolutionchi.com Submit resume and photo with submission. Actors wanted for the forthcoming Musical Revolution Chicago. We are looking for all nationalities as the cast is diverse.

EQUITY, 'CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES' and 'WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS' – JAN. 30 – CHICAGO - Fireside Theatre is casting Equity actor-singers for Church Basement Ladies (Rehearsals begin Mar. 30; runs Apr. 16-May 31) and What Happens In Vegas (Rehearsals begin May 18; runs June 4-July 19). Season runs in Fort Atkinson WI. Pays $ 699/wk. Equity Dinner Theatre Fireside Dinner Theatre Agreement. Seeking—Equity Actor-Singers: All Genders, 18+; for Church Basement Ladies - MRS GILMER GILMERSON (MAVIS): late 40’s - late 50’s and is a farmer’s wife and a grandmother. She is the most physical comedienne of the three ladies because of her “jump in and work” attitude. She appears rather disheveled even when dressed up for a wedding. She is somewhat butch, but not gay. Everyone loves her. The lowest of the voices – Low – A flat below middle C. High - D, a major 9th above middle C; for What Happens In Vegas - Young, attractive, energetic men and women of all races and ethnic groups who can sing in various styles of rock, pop, and standards; who can handle comedy; and can work well with audiences. Equity Principal Audition AEA by appointment Jan 30 from 10AM-5:30PM (lunch 1pm-2pm) at Actors' Equity Association (Chicago Member Center, 557 W Randolph St., 1st Fl., Chicago IL 60661; Dial 011 at front door for entry.). EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. CBL 4: Prepare a short song in a classic Broadway style. Vegas: Prepare a short rock or pop song from the 50’s – today and a short standard from the 50’s or 60’s. Members may sign up through the Member Portal on Jan. 23 at 12NOON.

PARALLEL 45 THEATRE SUMMER SEASON 2020 – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 31 - Parallel 45 Theatre is casting the 2020 five-week season festival which will host a five-week season featuring four shows in rotating repertory in their outdoor theatre at the Civic Center Park. The 2020 season includes: The Sound of Music, a disobedient take on Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Hedwig & the Angry Inch, and a newly devised production for young audiences under P45’s new program YouthQuake under the direction of Jesse Jou. Arrive June 14; first rehearsal June 16 (Tues.-Sun., 9am-6pm); runs July 2-Aug. 2 in Traverse City MI. Company states: "The 2020 P45 company will include Equity Guest Artist contract and seven non-equity contracts. Parallel 45 Theatre’s Apprentice Program will bring six early-career professional actors from training programs across the country to work with the company. Non-Union: $500 a week, single room dorm housing within walking distance to theatre with a $200 travel reimbursement. Apprentices receive $1000 stipend for the summer, housing, and a $200 travel reimbursement." Seeking—“Captain Von Trapp” (Lead): Male, 30-50, male identified, actor, strong singer. Baritone A2-C4, The Captain sings down to a F-sharp2 briefly; “Maria” (Lead): Female, 18+, female identified, actress, strong singer, dancer. Mezzo-Soprano B3 to G-flat5. Will double as Yitzak in Hedwig & The Angry Inch;" “Mother Abbess” (Supporting): Female, 18+, male, female or non-binary identifying, actor, strong singer, strong dancer Soprano B3 to A-flat5 but willing to adjust the music for a high tenor. Will double as ensemble in "The Crucible;" “Max Detweiller” (Supporting): Male, 18+, actor, singer, dancer Baritone C3-E4 Max sings briefly up to F4; “Baroness Elsa Schraeder” (Supporting): Female, 18+, strong actress, singer, dancer, Mezzo-Soprano C4-G5. Elsa sings briefly up to B5; Various (Chorus/Ensemble): All Genders, 18+, Sister Berthe & Others (The Sound of Music)/Ensemble (The Crucible) male, female or non-binary identifying, actor, singer, dancer, Mezzo-Soprano B3-D5 but willing to adjust the music for lower voices; Sister Sophia & Others (The Sound of Music)/Ensemble (The Crucible) male, female or non-binary identifying, actor, singer, dancer, Mezzo-Soprano B3 to E-flat5 but willing to adjust the music for lower voices; Sister Margaretta & Others (The Sound of Music)/Ensemble (The Crucible) male, female or non-binary identifying, actor, singer, dancer, Mezzo-Soprano B3-F5 but willing to adjust the music for lower voices; Chorus & Others (The Sound of Music)/Ensemble (YouthQuake). One actor-singer-dancer male, female or non-binary identifying. Seeking talent from Chicago IL. Casting Notice: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1in-mrm7SyUJf6ieNu3f-I0Wxl5op0zLdFnw_6QAH0uk/edit Audition Submission Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLKW6KWKWX1ihi6ft85JC9BUYWZunzeMzNZbx8NZu0466uwQ/viewform Apprentices must be at least 17 years of age at the time of contract start. Apprentice contracts are solely for rising high school seniors and college Freshman.

'SUNDAY In The PARK With GEORGE' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 3 - Gatehouse Theatre Company is casting LOCAL TALENT for Sunday in the Park with George, Sondheim's most beloved musical, in San Francisco. Rehearsals run June 1-20 (6 days/wk. from 10am-6pm); tech/performances run from June 21-July 5. There are 9 performances including 2 Previews. Production runs in San Francisco CA. Seeking—Old Lady/Blair Daniels (Supporting): Female, 50-80, George's mother. A cranky and rather demanding fixture in the park. She is able to find solace in nostalgia and inspires George to find order in his art; Frieda/Betty/Young Man (Supporting); Female, 25-35, Jules and Yvonne's cook and Franz's wife. Caring and positive as a surrogate nanny to Louise. Forced by Jules into an affair; Franz/Dennis (Supporting): Male, 25-35, Jules's German coachman and Freida's husband. Disgruntled with his job. Has a bit of a temper and secretly yearns for the Nurse; Louis/Billy Webster/Man (Supporting): Male, 30-45, A baker who Dot starts seeing to make George jealous. Kind, friendly, and very popular, but a bit dull; Boatman/Lee Randolf (Supporting): Male, 35-55, A surly blue-collared laborer, simple-minded and slovenly; “Louise” (Supporting): Female, 8-12, Jules and Yvonne's spoiled little girl. She faces neglect and abuse from her parents, despite being honest; “Celeste” (Supporting): Female, 20-30, A young shop girl, gossipy and flirtatious. Her friendship with the other Celeste is strained when they fight over the Soldier and his companion. Seeking talent from San Francisco CA. Include a video that includes both your singing and acting ability. http://www.gatehousetheatre.org

2020 TEXAS SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL AUDITIONS – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 4 - Texas Shakespeare Festival is seeking a company of actors for the Texas Shakespeare Festival's 35th season, the theater is a non-Equity, not-for-profit, summer repertory company located in Kilgore TX. Season includes: The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Book of Will, Romeo and Juliet and The Bridges of Madison County. Rehearses May 16-June 24; opens June 25 - 28; runs in repertory July 2-26 (Thurs.-Sun., two shows per day); closing dates July 25-26; season closes July 28, all in the Van Cliburn Auditorium/Anne Dean Turk Fine Arts Center on the campus of Kilgore College, Kilgore TX. For actors cast in three shows, pays a $3,500 salary (minus taxes and 7.25% retirement plan payment, that can be cashed out on completion of contract), plus single dorm room, 14 meals/week, and $350 travel reimbursement. For acting interns cast in three shows and the children's show, pays a $1,250 salary (minus taxes and 7.25% retirement plan payment, that can be cashed out after completion of contract), plus double dorm room, and 14 meals/wk. All company members are hired as part-time employees of Kilgore College; actors are placed on a ten-week contract (May 15 - July 29) and must arrive on May 15. Seeking—Actor Who Sings: Male, 21-60, to be cast in The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Book of Will, The Bridges Of Madison County; Actor Who Sings: Male, 21-60, to be cast in The Book of Will, Romeo and Juliet and The Bridges of Madison County; Actors Who Sing (2): Male, 21-60, to be cast in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Romeo and Juliet and The Bridges of Madison County; Actor Who Sings: Female, 22-60, to be cast in The Book of Will, Romeo and Juliet and The Bridges of Madison County; Actors Who Sing (2): Female, 22-60, to be cast in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Romeo and Juliet and The Bridges of Madison County; Actor Who Sings: Female, 27-45, to be cast in The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Book of Will and The Bridges of Madison County. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). For consideration, submit headshot, resume, and a link to your video audition using TSF Audition Submission Form at www.texasshakespeare.com/actors Your taped audition video should include two Shakespearean monologues, one of which must be in verse (do not link to clips from performances or reels); one optional monologue from a contemporary play or a play with heightened language (Moliere, Shaw, Sheridan, etc); at least 32 bars of an appropriate song (note: do not sing a cappella; you must include some form of accompaniment; if you do not have taped accompaniment, downloadable tracks are available at http://www,texasshakespeare.com/actors); a brief "interview," and both a close-up and a full-body shot to provide an accurate and current image of your appearance.

'SPRING AWAKENING' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 5 - Gatehouse Theatre Company is casting for Spring Awakening a musical. Rehearses July 13-31, 2020 (10am-6pm; six days/wk.); performs Aug. 2-16 (nine performances including previews) at the Brava Theater, San Francisco CA. Pay TBD. Seeking—“Wendla Bergmann” (Lead): Female, 18-25, singing: Mezzo Soprano. A sweet but naive young girl who has limited knowledge about adult issues, causing her to have trouble understanding things such as sexual attraction, her friend Martha's abuse, and pregnancy. With every passing day, she grows bolder and more curious about her body. Both vulnerable and a willing participant in her evolution. She is a childhood friend of Moritz and Melchior. She has a sexual relationship with Melchior; “Melchior Gabor” (Lead): Male, 18-25, singing: Bari-Tenor. Headstrong, handsome, and charismatic. He knows more than the others because of what he reads in books and is able to see the corruption in society. He is incredibly smart and very well could have risen to the top of his class, but instead rejects his school's hard regime and rebels against it. Wendla's love interest; “Martha Bessell” (Supporting): Female, 18-25, singing: Alto/Belt. A friend of Wendla's who is abused by her father, the worst evidence of which she hides from others. She has a crush on Moritz and is chastised by the other girls for it. It is also implied that Ilse was like Martha, prior her escape to the artists' colony; “Moritz Stiefel” (Supporting): Male, 18-25, singing: Tenor. Intense and nervous. Melchior's best friend. He feels intense pressure from his parents and his peers to succeed, and he frequently struggles in school. The system has failed him. He has an overwhelming confusion relating to sexual feelings, which seems comedic at first, but quickly develops into a serious issue for him. One of the childhood four: Wendla, Melchior, Moritz and Ilse; “Ernst Röbel” (Supporting): Male, 18-25, singing: Bari-Tenor. A sweet and naive classmate who is uncomfortable with his sexuality. He is Hänschen's love interest; “Hänschen Rilow” (Supporting): Male, 18-25, singing: Tenor. A humorous and cynical classmate of Melchior. Comfortable with his sexuality, he is Ernst's love interest. He is very intelligent and cunning but uses his knowledge in favor of the system. Seeking talent from Los Gatos CA. https://www.gatehousetheatre.org/

'SUNDAY In The PARK With GEORGE' – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 29 - Gatehouse Theatre Company is casting Sunday in the Park with George in San Francisco at the Alcazar Theater. Rehearsals run June 1-19 (6 days/wk. from 10am-6pm); performances/tech from June 21-July 5. Nine performances including previews. Production runs in San Francisco CA. Seeking—George Seurat/George (Lead): Male, 20-30, In Act 1: George Seurat, a rather cold artist obsessed with his work at the cost of his personal life. Constantly troubled and borderline obsessive. Act 2: Seurat's burnt-out descendant and inventor-sculpture searching for his purpose. In the end, he is able to use his connection to the past to find the meaning in a blank canvas; Nurse/Mrs/Harriet Pawling (Supporting): Female, 20-30, The Old Lady's attendant. She is calming and assertive; Jules/Bob Greenberg (Supporting): Male, 20-30, A rival artist. Callous, critical, and ultimately shallow. He forces Frieda to engage in extramarital affairs; Yvonne/Naomi Eisen (Supporting): Female, 20-30, Jules' pampered wife. She is as snippy and snooty as her husband; Soldier/Alex (Supporting): Male, 20-30, A French military man, polite and gentlemanly. Close with his companion, though he yearns for a separation. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Include a video with your submission of your singing and acting ability. http://www.gatehousetheatre.org

 

ROALD DAHL's MATILDA, The MUSICAL – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 29 - Regional Theatre Of the Palouse is seeking supporting lead need for Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical (Rehearsals begin Sep. 30; runs Nov. 7-17), She Loves Me (Rehearsals begin Jan. 6, 2020; runs Feb. 13-23), and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Rehearsals begin Mar. 19, 2020; runs Apr. 16-26). Rehearses Mon.-Fri., 6:30pm-9:30pm in Pullman WA 99163. Compensation includes travel, lodging and a modest monthly stipend for the duration of the project. Stipend is negotiable in regards to experience. Seeking—All Roles Open: 18+. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). In your cover letter state availability. Include a video with your submission (dance and singing required). For more info about the season and RTOP as a company visit www.rtoptheatre.org.

 

 

 

COMPANIES:

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:

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.

 

LOTTE LENYA COMPETITION – JAN. 21 DEADLINE - Kurt Weill Foundation is seeking singer-actors to participate in the Lotte Lenya Competition. Synopsis: In 1998, to honor the centenary of the birth of Lotte Lenya (1898-1981), an extraordinary singer/actress and one of the foremost interpreters of the music of her husband, Kurt Weill (1900-1950), the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music established an annual Lotte Lenya Competition. The Lotte Lenya Competition recognizes talented singer/actors of all nationalities, ages 19-32, who are dramatically and musically convincing in repertoire ranging from opera/operetta to contemporary Broadway scores, including the works of Kurt Weill. Total prizes exceed $75,000; individual prizes range from $500 (semi-finals) to $20,000 (finals). Semifinals run Mar.11 or 12, 2020 in NYC; Finals run May 2 in Rochester NY. All semifinalists receive $500 award; finalists receive a minimum award of $1000, or are eligible for top prizes of $20,000, $15,000, and $10,000, and discretionary awards of $5,000 and $3,500. Seeking—Singer-Actors: 18-32. Seeking talent Worldwide. Application must be submitted online with video audition of complete repertoire, due Jan. 21, 2020. Contestants must prepare four selections, total duration not to exceed 15 minutes: A selection from the operatic or operetta repertoire; a theatrical selection (any genre) by Kurt Weill; a song from the “Golden Age” (pre-1968) American musical theater repertoire; and a song from the American musical theater repertoire of 1968 or later. Additional information, guidelines, and application at www.kwf.org/llc

CELEBRATION Of MUSIC – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 30 - Sun & Sky Entertainment is seeking all musical acts/genres (bands, soloists, duets, groups, instrumentalists, a cappella, and even dancers), ages 4-25 years old, to audition for Celebration of Music. Coordinator states: "If chosen as a contestant, you will be invited to attend the local live concert at the Aladdin Theater in Portland Oregon on February 3, 2020. All contestants will perform at the local live concert. All contestants will perform at the concert. The winner is announced at the end and they will get to perform a winning live solo and go on to perform in the nationally televised show in Hollywood on PBS. They will also get to record single available on iTunes (or a video if they are dancers)." Voting will take place and in concert; the winner will be announced February 3, 2020 at the Aladdin Theater in Portland OR. No pay. Seeking—Contestant (Lead): All Genders, 4-25. Seeking talent from Portland OR. When applying, indicate that Dannielle is your "recruiter's name"; this will ensure that Dannielle will be able to process your application personally. Apply via backstage.com or contact the entertainment company.

 

 

 

RECORDING/STUDIO SESSIONS/VOICEOVERS/FILM/TV/ONLINE:

BEAUTY VO – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 18 - SF Productions is casting a vo for an online brand film. Records remotely TBD. Note: We will need the final VO in the next couple of days. If you have a home studio, do not forget to mention it in the response. Pays $350. Seeking—Female Voice Over: 18+, your voice is warm, confident, kind, passionate. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Record yourself reading the Voice Over sides attached. Voice is warm, friendly, confident, kind, clear. Send auditions as mp3 uploaded directly to backstage.com. We have had difficulties with Soundcloud links, we prefer not to receive auditions as soundcloud links. Dropbox links or Google Drive links which we can download the MP3 is fine. We just need to be able to download the mp3s so we can send them in one folder to client.

'LOSER's GUIDE To NOT BEING The CHOSEN ONE' – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 28 - Purchase College is casting voiceover talent for Loser's Guide to Not Being the Chosen One." Production states: "Attending wizard school might be fun when you’re the Chosen One...but what if you’re just the lackey of his snotty nosed rival? In a short film that’s 'Harry Potter' meets 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,' we follow the story of a boy who feels like he’s just a background character in the Chosen One’s life. Just how far is he willing to go to try and become the center of the narrative himself?" Records mid Jan. and early Feb. 2020. Unpaid. Copy for demo reels provided. Seeking—The Dark One (Supporting): Male, 18+, the Voldemort of the story. The Dark One is a voice that only Trip can hear, causing him to think he's gotten jinxed by someone. At first the voice in his head is simply an annoyance but slowly the voice becomes increasingly evil, seducing Trip to the glory of becoming a villain and helping The Dark One return to power; “Professor Corvus” (Supporting): All Genders, 18+, a professor at Hemlock Academy who accidentally turned themself into a bird and now is forced to teach at a terrible wizard school. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Director states: "The actors are auditioning for a short film, however one of the characters is a puppet and the second is a voice over narration that speaks with the main character, so both roles despite being on film will only require voice acting and no onscreen talent." Apply via backstage.com or contact the college.

 

 

OPEN MIC NIGHTS/JAM SESSIONS:

NEW YORK CITY LOCATION:

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

 

WASHINGTON DC AREA LOCATIONS:

Open Mic Nights hosted by TOM SAPUTO

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

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

 

 

PROMOTIONS:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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:

ONE-ON-ONE ACTING, VOCAL and CAREER COACHING with AWARD-WINNING BROADWAY & FILM PRODUCER/CASTING DIRECTOR – NOTICE EXPIRES JAN. 28 - Ocean Bay Entertainment New York LLC is seeking performers for one-on-one acting, vocal, and career coaching lessons with award-winning Broadway and film producer, director, and casting director Jordan Scott Gilbert (Broadway's "Ghost the Musical"). Instructor states: "Mr. Gilbert has worked successfully with artists, from novices to major celebrities, in film and on Broadway." Lessons are online via Skype. Cost: $150+ fee required for Skype lessons. Seeking—Actors and Singers (Lead): All Genders, 6+. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). For more info, visit backstage.com or contact the entertainment company.

 

The SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY's ONE YEAR MFA PROGRAM – NOTICE EXPIRES FEB. 16 - Shakespeare Theatre Company's Academy for Classical Acting is seeking actors interested in earning their MFA with The Shakespeare Theatre Company's One Year MFA Program. Program Coordinator states: "Rigorous and immersive, the nation's only one-year MFA program includes acting, voice, rhetoric, text, movement, mask, the Alexander Technique, stage combat, clown, as well as dramatic literature, script analysis, and theatre history; the ACA offers a unique training structure that serves as an incubator for fully developed classical actors and theatre makers. "The program is a joint venture with the George Washington University, and upon completion candidates receive a terminal degree - a Master of Fine Arts. Classes in Acting, Text & Rhetoric, Voice, Speech, Mask, Movement, and Stage Combat make up the core of the curriculum." Program runs Aug. 2020-July 2021 in Washington DC. Cost: $43,290. Program Coordinator states: "42% tuition reduction through the George Washington University, and 32% the cost of the national average for an Acting MFA. Scholarships available." Seeking—MFA Acting Students: All Genders, 18+, seeking actors with a facility for language, a solid vocal instrument, a connection to physicality, and instincts toward action and objective. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States). Auditions: New York - Jan. 19-20, 2020; Chicago - Jan. 26-27; L.A. - Feb. 1; Washington DC - Feb. 15. In the interview, show off your commitment to the acting profession, your work ethic, and your desire for growth. Visit ACA.ShakespeareTheatre.Org to submit your online application. Contact kwhite@shakespearetheatre.org for more information and to schedule an audition.

 

ULTIMATE VOCAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2020 – AUG. 30, 2020 DEADLINE - Ultimate Vocal Music Summit is seeking participants for Ultimate Vocal Music Summit. for "A highly focused three-day summit for gifted Protégée young singers who are ready to take their craft and careers to the next level. The accepted Vocalist, and or Singer-Songwriter will be mentored by highly renowned team celebrity coaches and entertainment professionals. The selected Auditions will be given the opportunity to coach by the celebrity team. The celebrity coaches will provide group and one-on-one training sessions, panel Q & A that will give you current insights into artist development, Vocal Styling, Staging, Dance, and the current state of the industry. Guidance in Songwriting, Production, Media management, interview techniques, how to connect to your audiences and band members, while always remaining focused on strengthening your vocal and presentation styles as an artist. The Ultimate Team of Celebrity coaches brings years of experience and success in the industry. Their diversity and expertise will bring out your best vocal, songwriting and artistic performance and our highly customized feedback will be to help you hit your performance goals. Hosted at the home of the Grammy Awards, the state-of-the-art CenterStaging studios in Burbank, California, the Summit will culminate with you performing, backed by an all-star band of Grammy-winning musicians, musical directors, arrangements by world-renowned composers, all coordinated to give your own unique performance and a promotional video for "YouTube. The finale Performance will be before Senior Casting Directors for American Idol, The Voice, Four, and other reality shows. Additional Casting directors from three major film companies and several of the top record company VP's. The top 3 will be awarded an opportunity to be part of the exclusive mentorship program with Grammy-nominated and Grammy-winning writers and producers teams. This is your opportunity to be cast in addition to a great learning experience and developing a key tool to move your career to the next level! Please only apply if you are serious about a career in music and film. You will need a photo, audio sample, video live performance to be submitted. Summit Oct. 2020 at CenterStaging in Burbank CA. $2,250 tuition fee required. Note: There is an opportunity to apply for scholarships and the registration fee has been waived for Backstage applicants. Please be aware the sooner you apply the better chance to be accepted. Also, be aware the scholarships are limited, so if you need a scholarship and are seeking a partial scholarship you need to apply as soon as possible. Dates for 2020 will be announced in November 20, 2019. Seeking—Singer (Lead): All Genders, 7-21; Singer-Songwriter (Lead): 7-20. Seeking talent Nationwide (United States; Canada)Applications and auditions accepted only till Oct. 4, 2020. Submit name, street address, city, state, zip code, phone, e-mail, age, Parents contact if you are a minor and the following: 1) Tell us about your previous experiences (musical, vocal training, etc.); 2) Do you play an instrument? If yes, explain; 3) Share with us a little about yourself and what makes singing so important to you; 4) What do you hope to achieve and where would you like to be in a year from now? What do you hope to accomplish during your three days of vocal and performance training with our experts? 6) Other examples of you singing (Vimeo, YouTube, etc.) Submit this application to ULTIMATEVOCALMUSICSUMMIT@gmail.com. If you are applying for a partial scholarship, mark it Scholarship request and or financial assistance. Must receive Applications no later than Aug. 30, 2020, first-round April 30, 2020, second round Aug. 30, 2020. We all look forward to hearing from you. Please note Ultimate Vocal Music Summit 2019- Is now closed and all roles filled.