Tuesday, March 25, 2008

New York Stage Casting: March 25, 2008,
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THE COLOR PURPLE - Open Auditions (female singers)
Thurs. March 27, 2:00 PM-5:00 PM. Sign-in begins at 1:30 PM. Do NOT arrive prior to 1:30 PM. At Telsey + Company, 315 W. 43rd St., 10th Floor (btwn 8th and 9th Avenues). NYC.

Open Auditions for female singers for The 1st National Tour of The Color Purple. Equity Production Contract, $1,509/week minimum. Producers: Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders, Roy Furman, Quincy Jones. Casting: Telsey + Company. Prepare 16 bars of a standard that can be interpreted as soulful, or 16 bars of a gospel-type song. Must bring sheet music and a photo/resume stapled together. A piano accompanist will be provided. Equity audition procedures are NOT in effect. No Equity monitor provided. Producer runs all aspects of the audition. Seeking: Female Singers: For Understudy. Female, African-American 20s – 30s to understudy Celie, Nettie, Church Ladies and Church Soloist. Must have excellent high belt and soprano. Celie: 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. Her eyes are very telling. Eventually breaks away from a life of mistreatment and finds love and independence. Needs a great belt singing voice with lots of soul. Nettie: Female, African-American, 20s. Attractive, adventuresome, feisty, educated. She has a powerful bond with her older sister, Celie. Forced by Mister to leave Celie, she starts a new life in Africa. Needs a commanding actress with a great belt singing voice. If you are unable to attend, please mail your photo and contact info (DO NOT CALL) for future consideration to: “THE COLOR PURPLE” Casting; 311 West 43rd Street, 10th Floor; New York, NY 10036.

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Thurs, April 3, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM. At New World Stages, 343 W. 49th St. NYC. (Enter through the stage door btwn 8th & 9th Aves.

Martian Entertainment is holding an open audition (by appointment) for the long-running Naked Boys Singing! Special Agreement ref. Off-Broadway.Currently running at New World Stages (formerly Dodger Stages). NOTE: There will be no nudity at this audition. The producer will run all aspects of this call. Equity Principal Audition procedures are not in effect, and no Equity Monitor will be provided. For an appointment, please call PSM Scott Dela Cruz at (212) 302-4848 or e-mail sdelacruz@martianentertainment.com. Please prepare a brief contemporary musical theatre selection. Bring sheet music in your key. Pianist will be provided. Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Nudity will be required at callbacks, on April 4 (times TBA). An Equity Stage Manager will be present. Seeking: talented men of ALL ETHNICITIES for current and future replacements for this long-running Off-Broadway production. Swings needed immediately.

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Broadway Pop/Rock
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West Side Story – auditions by APPT.
Thurs. April 3, by APPT. only. Auditions in NYC.

Central City Opera, Central City, CO, is holding auditions by APPT. for a production of West Side Story. AGMA contract. Salary: $800 – 1000/week. Director: Ken Cazan. Choreographer: Daniel Pelzig (original Robbins choreography.) Rehearsals: May 28. Performances: June 28 – August 9. Mail/messenger hard copy IMMEDIATELY to: Michael Cassara Casting, 333 W. 39th Street – Suite 601A, New York, NY 10018, Attn: West Side Story. Note: the Central City Opera’s summer festival season will feature this production of West Side Story in rep with Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah. 'West Side' will be performed 16 times total, never more than 3 performances a week. Seeking: Anita: mid 20s-30s, a Puerto Rican girl, she is Bernardo’s girlfriend; fiery and captivating. Incredible dancer, strong actor, with strong belt to C#. Bernardo: male, mid-to-late 20s, to play Latino character. Maria’s older brother and leader of the Sharks. Masculine, we are seeking extremely strong dancer/actor - minimal singing required, but a plus. Riff: male, mid-late 20s, Quick-tempered leader of the Jets and Tony's best friend. All-American look. Seeking great dancer with strong voice - Baritenor. Action: late teens-mid 20s. A Jet. Great dancer/singer.

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New Members - Absinthe-Minded Theatre Company
Off-Off-Broadway's Absinthe-Minded Theatre Company is looking for new members. We specialize in edgy, little-known-but-worthy plays. We are particularly looking for preproduction and backstage people. Non-union, no pay. We work with enthusiastic newcomers as well as those with experience. Please check the blog on our website (myspace.com/absmind) for more information, including past productions and photo/resume instructions for interested actors. Call 212-714-4696.

Wizard of Oz – open call
Mon. April 7, 10 AM – open call for male principles; Tues. April 8, 10 AM - Open call for female principles. At Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave., between 36th and 37th St., 16th Floor. NYC.

Dave Clemmons Casting will hold auditions for the 2008-2009 non-union national tour of The Wizard of Oz. Book by Frank L Baum. Music & Lyrics: Harold Arlen & E. Y. Harburg. Rehearsals begin on or about September 1; tour opens end of September 2008 and is booked through June 2009. Prepare 16 bars of a legit musical theatre song with sheet music in the appropriate key that shows off range (sopranos, show off your top range) and personality. Women who would like to be considered for Ms. Gultch/Wicked Witch of the West should prepare a suitable SHORT monologue or poem. Accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to dance. Women bring heels and jazz shoes; men bring character and jazz shoes. All auditioning MUST bring a current headshot and resume, stapled together. All positions are paid. Seeking: Dorothy Gale: 18 and up to play age 14 -16. Young, strong, tomboy. Vocal range: G below middle C - F with a legit sound. Singer who moves well. Possible flying involved. Not allergic to dogs! Huck/Scarecrow: Male singer/dancer to play age 25 – 35. Strong actor with an honest quality. Sympathetic and optimistic friend. Lovable and clumsy. Must be a excellent dancer. Acrobatic skills preferred. Vocal range: strong baritone to F. Hickory/Tinman: Male singer/dancer to play age 28- 40. Tall and angular actor. Must be prepared to wear silver face makeup!! Possible flying involved. Must be physically fit. Good dancing skills required. Vocal range: strong baritone to G. Zeke/Cowardly Lion: Male singer who moves well to play age 30 – 45. Cuddly actor with excellent comic timing. Vocal range: strong baritone to F. Ms. Gultch/Wicked Witch of the West: Female actor to play age 40 – 50. Tall, angular, mature actress. Must be prepared to fly. No singing required. Aunt Em/Glinda: Female singer to play age 40 – 50. More mature, strong, motherly character actress. Will be required to fly. Vocal range: strong soprano to Ab (at least). Uncle Henry/Guard: Male singer who moves well to play age 40- 50. Strong character actor. Good comedic skills. Vocal range: strong baritone to F.

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Anna Bella Eema – auditions by APPT.
Gas and Electric Arts is looking for two good women for a new creation of the 2005 underground hit Anna Bella Eema by Lisa d'Amour. Auditions by appointment only, Sat. and Sun. April 5-6. Production in Sept. 2008. Women performers, aged mid 20s-early 30s, interested in a physically engaged acting style and challenging a cappella musical score. Email resume and headshot to director Lisa Jo Epstein at gasandelectricarts@mac.com who will then contact you with audition requirements. Seeking: Anna Bella: verve, curiosity, resourcefulness of a child, played by an adult; ready to blaze on out of here; grows into her own identity as she confronts the world. Eema: unexpected, supernatural, impish provocateur who guides mother and daughter through both unearthly and real-time adventures that change them forever.

Noodles, CT
Sun, April 27, 1 PM & Mon, April 28, 7 PM, Town Hall Council Chambers, 131 Cedar Street (Rt. 175). Newington, CT 06111. Please use Police Dept. entrance only for Sun. session. 
Theatre Newington is casting six females (playing 20's - 60's) & five males (playing 20's -70's) for the two-act family comedy NOODLES by L. Don Swartz.  These are colorful, eccentric characters who may bear more than a passing resemblance to your own relatives!  *Sun. April 27 (1 pm) & Mon. April 28 (7 pm) @ Town Hall Council Chambers, 131 Cedar Street (Rt. 175). Please use Police Dept. entrance only for Sun. session.  Cold readings/scripts @ auditions.  Rehearsals begin: June 1st.  Show runs: July 26 & 27.  Exciting new venue for TNOS: Scottish Rite Temple, 207 Deming Street.  Questions? Info: (860) 665-8547 - leave message.  Email: tnos1@juno.com; www.theatrenewington.org.