Tuesday, May 13, 2008

New York Stage Casting: May 13. 2008

Actress for Ensemble
The OBIE Award-wining Paper Bag Players, a five-person ensemble theater company, which performs original musical theater for children, seek a replacement for an Actress for its '08 summer season. Looking for performers with a good comedic sense and who can sing and move well. Open to all ethnicities. The performances will begin July 6th and run for two weeks. Salary $500 weekly plus a limited rehearsal period. Equity or Non-Equity (if Equity: Equity Guest Artist Contract). Director: Judith Martin. For audition please send picture and resume to: Judith Martin, Artistic Director, The Paper Bag Players, 185 East Broadway, New York, NY 10002.

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Secret Garden
Sun, June 8, 6PM and Mon, June, 9, 7PM, Studio Players, 14 Alvin Place, Upper Montclair, NJ

Studio Players in Upper Montclair, NJ, is holding open auditions for Secret Garden. Non-Union. Please prepare 16 bars - bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided - sides will be provided. Performance Dates: Sept 12-28. Studio Players - 14 Alvin Place, Upper Montclair - 973.744.9752 - www.studioplayhouse.org Callbacks: Tuesday, June 10th at 7pm for Marys, Colins, Dickons & Marthas. Wednesday, June 11th at 7pm for all others. Director Darren Gage. Music Director Judy Stanton ~ Stage Manager Judi Liebert. Seeking: (CHILDREN) Mary Lennox (female 9-14) Mezzo-Soprano, stubborn and spoiled orphan who learns the value of friendship & family. Colin Craven (male 9-14) Tenor or Boy Soprano, Archibald's neglected & isolated son who learns from Mary. Teen Ensemble Children from Mary's past, Jane/Mary Understudy (female 9-14). William/Colin Understudy (male 9-14). Betsy (female 9-14). Timothy (male 9-14). (MEN) Archibald Craven (30-50) Tenor or high baritone, Mary's wealthy but depressed Uncle & Guardian who grows to embrace life again. Dr. Neville Craven (25-45) Tenor or high baritone, Archibald's evil brother who also loved Lily. Dickon (15-25) Tenor, Yorkshire dialect, Martha's kind & energetic brother who care for all the creatures in the garden. Albert (20-40) Tenor or high baritone, a military man who is Rose's husband and Mary's father. Ben Weatherstaff (45-65) Bass/baritone, Yorkshire dialect, an elderly gardener who befriends Mary. Fakir (25-45) Tenor, Indian, servant in Rose and Albert's household, will dance & move. Lt. Shaw (25-45) Tenor or high baritone, serves the Raj on colonial India. Lt. Wright (25-45) Tenor or high baritone, serves the Raj on colonial India. Major Holmes (40-60) Bass/Baritone, serves the Raj on colonial India. (WOMEN) Lily Craven (20-40) Soprano, Archibald;s deceased wife who appears as a ghost to guide those she loves most. Martha (17-30) Mezzo with belt, Yorkshire dialect, Mary's spunky & optimistic chambermaid. Rose (18-35) Soprano, Lily's sister & Mary's mother. Mrs. Medlock (40-65) No singing, the Craven's stern & unfriendly housekeeper. Ayah (20-40) Mezzo, Indian, Mary's nanny in India, will dance & move. Claire (30-55) Mezzo or Soprano, Holme's wife. Alice (18-35) Mezzo or Soprano, Rose's flirtatious friend. Mrs. Weatherstaff (30-50) No singing, headmistress of a British boarding school.

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Stonewall Stories Actors
Two male actors are needed for Carol Polcovar's prize winning play Stonewall Stories to be performed at New York's LGBT Community Center during Gay Pride Week. All performances will be benefits for "Sylvia's Place", a shelter for homeless LGBT teenagers. Seeking: TOMMY, a teenage runaway from a New Jersey blue collar community. Tommy is an idealistic young man, still in awe of what is available to him in New York City. SYLVIA RIVERA, legendary sexual outlaw and social and political activist. "Sylvia's Place" is named in her honor. Sylvia has been described as a combination of Che Guevara and Harpo Marx. The play is a memory play and actors of any race between the ages of eighteen and forty will be considered. The play will be performed under the Theatre Authority Benefit Regulations (Clearance Pending). Rehearsals will begin in early June. All performers will be paid an honorarium. Submit to: David Gaard, TheEntertainmentAgora@yahoo.com.

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Manhattan Rep. Summer Fest
Seeking actors for the Manhattan Repertory Theatre Summer Fest. Casting Director: Danielle Bauman. Non-Union. Duration: June 15 - Aug. 10. Pay: credit/copy/meal. Please submit to: mouslie@aol.com. Synopsis: All Frank asks is to be left alone in his new house. But some members of his community conspire to force him out, one way or another -- whether he likes it or not. A two-act comedy of menace exploring the virtues of loneliness and the danger of manners. Seeking: FRANK MASON: Recently released from prison. "Recovered" pedophile. Keeps to himself or at least tries to. Late 20's - early 30's. WINSTON: Franks Parole Officer. Dry humor, a bit jaded due to the nature of his job. He is sick and tired of baby-sitting criminals but if he doesn't do it who will? Character is supposed to be in his 50's but someone who has the chops and a good make-up kit can play this role. DEBRA: Franks neighbor. His exact opposite- extremely social. Is afraid of silence and being alone. She has a daughter so she needs to look like she should be in her late 20's-early 30's. ED: Winton's "assistant." He is also a "recovered" man. Large in stature with a wild look in his eyes- a volcano that could erupt at any moment. Should look older and be physically larger than Frank. MELISSA: Debra's daughter. Loves being in dance recitals and having her picture taken. She appears twice briefly. She is in her pre-teens.

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Oklahoma! - OPEN Call for Dancers
Fri. May 30. 10 AM - OPEN Male dancers who sing well. 2 PM - OPEN Female dancers who sing well. Chelsea Studios, 151 West 26th St., 5th Floor, NYC.

Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ. Executive Director: Mark W. Jones. Artistic Director: Mark S. Hoebee. Casting Director: Alison Franck. Music: Richard Rodgers. Book and Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein III. Director:  James Brennan. Music Director:  Tom Helm. Choreographer: Patti Colombo. 1st rehearsal:  August 26, 2008.  Runs: September 17 - October 19, 2008. Seeking: Male dancers who sing very well: For ensemble, featured chorus parts and the roles of Dream Curly and Dream Laurey, and understudies.  Tumbling and rope tricks a plus.  Also seeking dancers with a strong ballet background. Female dancers who sing very well: For ensemble, featured chorus parts and the roles of Dream Curly and Dream Laurey, and understudies.  Also seeking dancers with a strong ballet background. Be warmed and ready to dance. Character shoes with heel and ballet slippers for women. For men who tumble or do rope tricks, be prepared to show us.  Everyone should have a brief musical theatre song prepared, and bring sheet music; accompanist will be provided.  Bring picture and resume, stapled together.  Equity audition procedures are NOT in effect.  No Equity monitor provided.  Producer runs all aspects of the audition. Equity members are encouraged to attend the Equity Dance call on May 29, unless you are unavailable on that day.

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The Three Sisters - MA
Wed. June 25, 7:30PM. At The Playhouse, 136 Rivet St. (corner of County St.), New Bedford, MA.

Auditions are being held for Your Theatre, Inc's production of Anton Chekhov's The Three Sisters, scheduled to be staged January 14—24, 2009. Director Edward J. Maguire must fill the following 14 roles: Andrei (age 24) brother of the three sisters, Olga (age 28) eldest of the three sisters and matriarchal figure of the Prozorov family, Masha (age 21) middle sister who married her husband, when she was 18, Irina (age 20) youngest sister, Natasha (age 26) Andrei's love interest and later h is wife, Vershinin (age 45) lieutenant lolonel in charge of the local battery, Tuzenbach (age 23) lieutenant in the army who often philosophizes impress Irina and be part of the group, Solyony (age 26) captain in the arm who is also in love with Irina, Chebutykin ( age 60 ) a doctor in the army, Fedotik (24) a sub-lieutenant who hangs around the house and tries to express his love to Irina, Rode (24) another sub-lieutenant, Kulygin (age 24) Masha's husband, Ferapont (age 74) partially deaf door-keeper at local council and A nfisa (age 82) A nurse in the family who has worked forever with the Prozorovs. For additional information, call YTI at 508-993 0772, or e-mail ytinc@verizon.net.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

New York Stage Casting: June 6, 2008

Alter Boyz & The Clean House

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The Zach Theatre in Austin, TX is holding open auditions by appointment for two productions. SPT Category 4 Artistic.

Director: Dave Steakley. NYC appointment auditions will be held on Wednesday, May 7 and Thursday, May 8, 2008. Audition time and location given when appointment is made. For an appointment, contact Shannon Richey at mailto:shannon@zachtheatre.org or at 512-476-0594 x242. If auditioning for Altar Boyz, please prepare a full song from the show, or a comparable pop selection. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Sides will be provided at the audition for those auditioning for The Clean House only. All: Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together. After local Equity auditions have been held, still seeking the following roles only: Altar Boyz Music/Lyrics: Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker. Book: Kevin Del Aguila. Director: Dave Steakley. 1st rehearsal: Week of May 12, 2008. Runs June 5 — August 31. Theatre's casting note: "All five men are called upon equally to sing and dance; each character has a distinct personality and a chance to shine." Matthew: The Leader. Mark: The Sensitive One. Luke: The Bad Boy. Juan: The Latin Lover. Abraham: The Gefilte Fish Out Of Water. The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl. Director: Dave Steakley. 1st rehearsal: June 23, 2008. Runs July 10 — August 31. Ana: 50s - 60s. Patient of Lane's husband (Charles, also a surgeon) who falls in love with him. Mystical, spiritually-grounded, compassionate and exceptionally wise. Phenomenal storyteller. Actress in this role doubles as Matilde's Mother.

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Mon, June 2, 10:00 AM - Male Dancers (sign-in at 9:00 AM) - Male Ensemble Dancer to portray Tarzan, must have muscular athletic build, 5'9" and above, must tap. 1:00 PM — Vocalists — See Breakdown Below - (sign-in at 12:00 PM) - Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave - Ste 16, New York, NY

Disney Cruise Line is seeking talented and versatile musical theatre performers and dancers for Mainstage productions on their luxury cruise ship, the Disney Magic, sailing in the Caribbean and Bahamas. Repertory casting for up to 4 musical theatre style shows including "Twice Charmed," "The Golden Mickey's," and "Disney Dreams." Contracts begin in late August and run for approximately 9 months. Competitive pay plus room and board. Performers must be trained singer actors who move well or trained dancers who sing. All singers should be prepared to learn a movement combination. Seeking the following actors: ANN MARIE (20s, 5'3" and under) Bright mix, youthful female with very energetic spirit. Movement ability a plus. FRANCO (30s-40s) Charismatic baritone with lots of pizzazz. Excellent comedic actor able to handle a 'song and dance'. 'Wizard' type called on by Lady Tremaine to ruin Cinderella's chances of marrying the Prince. LADY TREMAINE (30s to early 40s, 5'6" and taller) Cinderella's wicked stepmother. Domineering and quick-tempered yet able to turn on charm if needed. Actress who sings and moves well. Slim build. KING (mid to late 30s, 5'9" and under) Comedic character baritone. Movement ability a plus. PETER PAN/QUASIMODO (20s, 5'7" and under) Youthful male with very energetic spirit. Movement ability a plus. SIMBA (20s-30s) African American or exotic powerful tenor. Sings 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight.' PRINCE CHARMING (20s to early 30s, 5'10" to 6') Handsome leading. Beautiful tenor voice with sustained A. Charming actor, movement a plus. CINDERELLA (20s) Youthful heroine. Excellent singer with both strong, bright soprano and a pop mix. Excellent actress, movement a plus. 'Circle of Life' FEMALE VOCALIST (30s) African American. Gospel singer with ability to 'bring down the house'. Movement a plus. Other Mainstage roles include the Fairy Godmother, Cinderella & Prince Charming, Belle & Peter Pan in "Disney Dreams". Snow White, Nala & Simba, & Pocahontas in "The Golden Mickey's". Performers of all ethnicities are encouraged to attend. Requirements: Prepare 16 bars of a contemporary musical theatre selection showing great personality; an accompanist will be provided. Applicants must be at least 18. Be prepared to learn a movement combination. Bring current headshot and resume. Visit www.disneyauditions.com for additional details. EOE

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The White Horse Theater Company is casting Small Craft Warnings by Tennessee Williams, directed by Cyndy A. Marion. Runs Sept 19th-Oct 5th 2008 at The Workshop Theater Company-Main Stage Theater. Rehearsals begin Aug. 1\9th.

The play takes place in the early 1970s in a seaside bar on the coast of Southern California. Seeking: Monk: 40s-50s, Caucasian. Barkeep with a sincere interest in his regular customers. Calm, levelheaded and understanding, but wants no trouble. Lives a solitary existence above the bar. Has suffered from heart attacks and fears a painful death. Leona: 40s, Caucasian. A bourbon-drinking beautician who lives in a trailer. "A large, ungainly woman." Rowdy, outspoken, and aggressive, yet sensitive, caring and filled with compassion. "A lonely girl without a soul in the world," yet a born fighter with a passion for life & beauty. Violet: late 30s-mid 40s, Caucasian. A transitory dependent who relies on her relations with men for survival. Pale, emotional, fragile, undernourished and unkempt, yet possessing a delicate, bizarre sort of beautyƑ"like a water plant." Doc: late 50s-mid 60s. Caucasian. A medical doctor "who lost his license for heavy drinking, but still practices clandestinely." Proud, intelligent and virile, yet worn, defeated and disillusioned. Steve: late 40s, Caucasian. Short-order cook who "has to be satisfied with the scraps in this world." Kind, gentle, and well meaning, yet noncommittal, insecure and "underdeveloped." Quentin: late 30s-late 40s, Caucasian. Polished Hollywood "B-movie" screenwriter. A "once handsome" homosexual, with a quality of "sexless ness, not effeminacy." Jaded, cynical and numb, yet still in need of human contact. Bobby: 18-25, Caucasian. On a mission to ride his bicycle from Iowa to Mexico. Open, innocent, adventurous, sensitive; fair-haired "boyish" good looks. Exploring his sexual identityƑsorting out "new vibes." Tony: 40s-50s, Caucasian. Small-town policeman. Friendly, easy-going, willing to turn a blind eye on deviance in exchange for a drink. Auditions will be held by appointment in Mid-June. Please mail headshots and resumes ASAP to Director Cyndy A. Marion- 200 East 16th Street, 15F New York, NY 10003. For more info visit www.whitehorsetheater.com. No Pay. Equity/ Non-Equity performers. Equity Showcase (approval pending).

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Plays-In-the-Park, an esteemed summer theatre located in Central New Jersey is casting Smokey Joe's Cafe.

Producer: Gary Cohen. Director/Choreographer: George Patterson. Musical Director: Michael Thomas Murray. Rehearses late June, runs August 6-16. Seeking: Victor: Male, African-American. The preening bad-boy. Must have an excellent comic sense and a child-like charm. Tap dance is a plus. B-flat top, and falsetto to a high G. Fred: Male, African-American. The implacable bass, who's seen it all and refuses to get upset about it. Must have low C. Deelee: Female, Caucasian. Evokes both the innocence of the teenage girls who fell in love with Elvis, and the wild streak that all of us dreamed about such girls having. She is Brenda Lee, but sometimes wants to be Jayne Mansfield. Must be an excellent dancer and able to belt to a C. Email submissions to DrJazz80@aol.com, attn: Chris Patterson or call 732-925-4820 for an audition appointment. For more info visit playsinthepark.com.

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Hello, Dolly!

Hello, Dolly Vocal Selections
Hello Dolly (Vocal Selections)

Hello, Dolly! Benefit Performance Auditions

Sat. May 10th and Sun. May 11th by APPT only. At VFW Hall Basement, 701 Lake Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712.

ReVision Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ is seeking actors and musical theatre performers for its benefit performance of Jerry Herman's Hello, Dolly! Producing Artistic Directors: David Leidholdt, Stephen Bishop Seely, Thomas Morrissey. The benefit performance will be held on Sat. June 14th at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park. Director: Thomas Morrissey. Choreographer: Connor Gallagher. Those auditioning will also be considered for future productions, workshops, staged readings, and theatre for young audiences. Actors should prepare a one minute monologue and singers should prepare one song (accompanist will be provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Please email your audition request to casting@ReVisionTheatre.org (preferred) or call 732-455-3059 ext. #2 to make an appointment. Those unable to attend should send submissions to: Casting, ReVision Theatre, PO Box 973, Asbury Park, NJ 07712. Please do not submit large files by email, instead email links for pictures or thumbnails. Seeking all types, children, minority and mature actors/singers strongly encouraged to audition. Pay dependent on contract. For more info: www.ReVisionTheatre.org. Union/Non-Union.

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West Side Story

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West Side Story, Open Call

May 10 & Sun. May 11, 10 AM - female dancers, 2 PM - male dancers. At Chelsea Studios, 151 W. 26th St. NYC.

Stuart Howard Associates is holding open auditions for Non Union actors/dancers for the new Broadway Production of West Side Story for Tony, Maria, Jets and Sharks. Production begins rehearsals in October and does an out-of-town tryout in Washington, D.C. during December, before beginning previews on Broadway in February. AEA Production Contract $1509/week. All actor/dancers must look 16-20, but legally be at least 16 years of age prior to first day of rehearsal. Male dancers: bring jazz sneakers and knee pads, Female Dancers: bring shoes with a heel. All dancers come prepare to dance. Anyone auditioning for Tony and Maria, bring music in the style of the show. Contact Paul Hardt with questions: WestSideCasting@aol.com. Seeking: Tony: 18-20, baritone with Tenor notes up to a high b flat. Handsome, Polish-American, with great charm. Maria: looks 16-18, soprano, a beautiful, naive, but strong willed Puerto Rican girl. Fluent in Spanish a plus. Jets and Sharks: Males and females. Look 16-20 years old, all must have great ballet technique and training. Typing will occur.

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Saddam The Musical

Casting for the non-union theater show Saddam the Musical. Please submit to: wor55@verizon.net.

Need 10 men and 4 women. Seeking: GUARDS (21-56 Male Any Ethnicity). Need dancers and singers on all levels. MARTHA (30-56 Female Caucasian, Italian) Play the part as Saddam's wife. Singer and dancer. MARISOL (20-56 Female Caucasian, Italian, Native American) Wife of Miguel, A Foreign Dictator. MOHAMMAD (20-56 Male Caucasian, Italian, Native American). Saddam's secretary and childhood friend. SERVENTS (20-45 Any African American, Caucasian, Italian). Singer and dancers. SPY (20-45 Male African American, Caucasian, Native American). Dancer. TIM RICE (20-56 Male Caucasian, Native American). Award-winning lyricist. ANDREW L. WEBBER (20-56 Male Caucasian, Native American). Award-winning composer. ACTRESS/ACTOR (20-56 Any Caucasian, Native American). Member of the troupe. CHORUS (20-46 Any African American, Native American). Assorted guards, servants and dancers. NIGHT CLUB SINGER (20-46 Male African American, Native American). Singer and dancer.


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