Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New York Stage Casting: September 16, 2008

New York Stage Casting is Sponsored by
Crystal Cruises - Vocalists and Dancers
Mon. September 22, 10AM in Studio 16P - Male and Female Lead Vocalists; Tues. September 23, 10AM in Studio 16L - Female Dancers; Tues. September 23, 1PM in Studio 16L - Male Dancer/Singers; Tues. September 23, 2PM in Studio 16L - Male Dancers. Ripley-Grier Studios; 520 8th Avenue 16th Floor, NYC.

Six-star Crystal Cruises is auditioning in New York.  Seeking professional LEAD MALE VOCALISTS, LEAD FEMALE VOCALISTS, MALE DANCERS, MALE SINGER DANCERS and FEMALE DANCERS. A comprehensive, paid rehearsal period---room and transportation included---is scheduled to begin October 2008 in sunny Los Angeles, California. For criteria and submission requirements, please visit Note that talent 21 years of age and older is welcome to audition. For further information, please email

I (Heart) NY - Open Auditions
Mon. September 22, 11AM – 5PM. Lunch from 1:30PM – 2PM. ART/NY, 520 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor, Studio B (not Ripley-Grier), NYC.

Open auditions are being held for I (Heart) NY. Ma-Yi Theater Company, LOA-NYC. Developmental Contract (approval/salary level pending). Associate Director: Suzette Porte

Authors: Lonnie Carter and Ralph Peña. Director: Loy Arcenas. 1st rehearsal: October 14, 2008. Run: November 7 - 23 at TADA! Theater. The producer will run all aspects of this call. Equity audition procedures are NOT in effect, and no Equity Monitor will be provided. Sides will be provided at the audition. Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Seeking: Actors (M/F):  Characters are Asian, age 25 – 40. Seeking actors with great improv skills, ability to move, dance and sing. Especially interested in actors able to create multiple, distinct characters. If unable to attend, send headshot/resume to Casting: Fall 08 Workshop, Ma-Yi Theater Company, 520 Eighth Ave Suite 309, New York NY  10018.

Grease - Open Auditions
Sat, September 27, Sign in begins at 9AM, Audition starts at 10AM, Sign in cut-off at 11AM. Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Avenue, 10th Floor, NYC.

Open auditions are being held for Grease. Production Contract Tour, Tier C, $1008/week minimum. Producers: PNDI Broadway Ltd. and Nederlander Presentations, Inc. Book /Music /Lyrics: Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Director/Choreographer: Kathleen Marshall. Casting: Binder Casting/Sara Schatz. 1st rehearsal: October 27, 2008 (in NYC). 1st performance: December 2, 2008. The producer will run all aspects of this call. Equity audition procedures are NOT in effect, and no Equity Monitor will be provided. Please prepare a 1950’s-style musical theatre, rock ‘n’ roll or pop song that shows off your voice and range. Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Seeking young, attractive, fresh-faced singer/actor/dancers for the original touring company of the highly successful production of GREASE that is currently running on Broadway. To be considered for this show you must be age 19 or over and/or have completed high school. Seeking: Female roles (all should play in their teens): Sandy: Classic All-American, girl-next-door beauty. Confident but naïve, and thinks the best of everyone she meets. Capable of turning into a hot rock ‘n’ roll babe at the end. Lyric soprano with a high belt. Should be under 5’7” and slim. Rizzo: Leader of the Pink Ladies. Tough, sarcastic, very sexy in a brunette way. The girl everyone is intimidated by and secretly wants to be. Major rich belt voice and a great sense of humor. Marty: The Princess of the Pink Ladies. Tries very hard to act grown up and sophisticated. Must have a rich chest belt; sings “Freddy My Love”. Must move well. Must have natural glamour and sex appeal. Frenchy: Quirky, funny and kind, she drops out of high school to become a beautician. Must sing and move well, and should have a distinctive character voice. Actress must be under 5’3”. Jan: Chubby and fun. Lots of personality. Wins a talent contest and sings “It’s Raining on Prom Night”. Must move well. Patty: All-American cheerleader type. All sugar on the outside, and talks about you as soon as your back is turned. Confident and catty. Will understudy Sandy, so must be an excellent singer and very pretty. Male roles (all should play in their teens): Danny: Leader of the T-Birds. Sexy, with easygoing charm and charisma. Coolest guy in school. Strong rock ‘n’ roll tenor with falsetto. Must move well.  Should be 5’10” or taller, with dark good looks. Kenickie: Danny’s best friend and second-in-command of the T-Birds. A little older than the rest of boys, as he’s had to stay back once or twice before. Tough, sarcastic. Classic bad boy looks. A perfect match for Rizzo. Baritone. Must move well. Should be 5’10” or taller. Doody: Youngest of the boys; he looks up to the other guys like heroes. Boyish, he lacks confidence in the girl department. Major pop tenor to an A (full voice) with strong falsetto to E; sings “Those Magic Changes”. Must move well. Should be 5’8” or shorter. Roger: The clown of the T-Birds; he’ll do anything for a laugh. Jan’s boyfriend. High pop tenor; sings “Mooning”. Must move well. Must be physically large (5’10 or taller and heavyset). Sonny: Italian. A bit raunchy, with a dirty mind but a heart of gold. Always running his mouth and getting into trouble. Needs to be a real comedian. Must sing and move very well. Actor must be under 5’9” and have a distinctively Italian or ethnic look. Eugene:  The classic nerd of the school. Preppy, straight-A student. Good comic. Tall and lanky. Must move and sing well. Vince Fontaine:  Man, late 30s – late 40s. Slick-talking disc jockey. Good-looking, oily and a bit of a slimeball. Enjoys getting to meet high school girls a little too much. Rock ‘n' roll baritone; sings “Hand Jive.” Must be an experienced comic with a fun, engaging personality. Improv skills a plus, as he will “warm up” the audience in a mostly improvised pre-show. Teen Angel:  Man, mid 20s – mid 30s. Gorgeous embodiment of Frenchy’s fantasy, a la Pat Boone. Tenor with falsetto extension.

The Sound of Music
- Open Auditions

Adults Open Call: Friday, September 26, 7pm, and Sunday, September 28, 5pm. Children Open Call: Sunday, September 28 @ 2pm, or Fri. September 26 by APPOINTMENT if unavailable 9/28. At M.O.C. Musical Theatre, 494 Valley Road, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043.

M.O.C. Musical Theatre, the country’s oldest continuously-operating community theatre, now in its 83rd season, is holding auditions for its upcoming production of Sound of Music. This musical theatre classic has been a favorite with audiences since its first appearance on Broadway in 1959. It features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. The show is inspired by The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, written by Maria von Trapp. ALL ROLES are OPEN: The cast consists of three principal women and two principal men, five girls ages 5 to 16, two boys 11 and 14, featured men and women and an ensemble. M.O.C. is a membership company that earnestly supports non-traditional casting. Call backs Sunday, October 5, 6pm. If you are not available for any of the audition times, please email for an appointment. Please bring a photo and a resume as well as sheet music in the proper key for a legitimate musical theatre song. An accompanist will be provided. Show dates are January 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 at the Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College. Director Bob Kline and Musical Director Ken Magos. for further information.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Stage Casting: September 9, 2008

New York Stage Casting is Sponsored by
The Spanish Wives... Tues. September 9 and Weds. September 10, 7PM - 10PM. The Looking Glass Theatre, 422 West 57th Street, NYC. The Looking Glass Theatre is casting for The Spanish Wives, a groovy new adaptation of Mary Griffith Pix' restoration play, re-invented and directed by Aliza Shane. Evening and weekend rehearsals begin early September. Performances October 30 - November 23, Thurs. - Sun. evenings only. Seeking non-union actors who are good at comedy and improvisation as the process will be extremely collaborative. Musical or dancing ability is a plus. ALL ROLES CAN BE PLAYED BY ACTORS OF ANY ETHNICITY. Roles include: PROF. BARCELONA: Male, music professor trying the hippie lifestyle, to play 30 or older. PROF. MARCUS: Male, old fashioned, horrified by hippies, severe authority figure type, to play 40 or older. CAMILLUS: Male, injured Vietnam Vet, a stoner, drifter and romantic, any age. JOE PEREGRINE: Male, slimy young student trying to score, college aged. GURU DREW: Male or female, personal Guru, may not be as spiritual as he seems. HIDEWELL: Male or female, guru's hired man, jack of all trades and all around clown. MRS. BARCELONA: Female, professor's wife, curious about free love, early 30s. ELENORA: Female, Marcus's wife, a prisoner in her own marriage, ready to bust out, any age. ORADA: Female, Elenora's sister and confidante, feminist, self actualized, strong, any age. DIEGO, SPYWELL, & OTHERS: Male or female, hippie college students, ready to party at all times. Prepare appropriate comedic monologue. Bring pictures and resumes. No fee and no pay.
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Staged Reading, Four Of A Kind Non Equity Reading. Pia Cincotti (playwright) is casting FOUR OF A KIND, a comedy about 4 old men who find themselves embroiled in a murder mystery. Rehearsals begin late September 2008; Staged reading will be in late October 2008. Seeking - 4 actors, age 50+ to play 3 Italian American, native New Yorkers, and one Jewish transplant. Bobby - good looking, self-important entertainer past his prime; Sal- Chemistry professor, low key but constantly curious, ivy-league educated but down to earth; Frankie- dumb, uneducated, fit, ex-pro baseball player, with a great head of hair who talks very loudly; Eli- a bald, neurotic, pessimistic, depressed Israeli, who moved to NYC 40 years ago but still questions the decision. Auditions will be held by appointment only on Tuesday, September 16th from 12pm-3pm. Ripley Grier Studios 939 Eighth Avenue, studio 3D. Please send your headshot and resume to No pay, but opportunity to work with acclaimed Broadway director.

Jerry Springer: The Opera Open Auditions by Appt. Mon., September 22, 2008, 11AM-4PM, and Tues., September 23, 2008, 7PM-11PM. Calderwood Theatre Pavillion, 527 Tremont St., Boston MA. Auditions in the Roberts Studio Theater. The SpeakEasy Stage Company is holding open auditions for Jerry Springer – The Opera in Boston, MA. NEAT $week minimum. Producing Artistic Director / Stage Director: Paul Daigneault Music: Richard Thomas. Book/Lyrics: Stewart Lee & Richard Thomas. General Manager/Production Manager: Paul Melone. Music Director TBA. 1st rehearsal: April 7, 2009. Runs May 1--30, 2009. For an appointment, please e-mail (preferred) or call (617) 482-3279. Actors without appointments will be seen throughout each audition session, as time permits. Auditions will be in 6-minute slots. Prepare two 16-bar selections, legit or opera preferred. Songs from the show are OK. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. NO a cappella singing, please. Scripts are available for perusal at the StageSource office, 88 Tremont Street, Boston. See for directions and office hours. Please bring TWO sets of your stapled headshot/resume. Seeking: Jerry: 50s. Notorious talk show host. Animated and inquisitive. Jonathan Weiruss/Satan: Double role. Jonathan: 40s. Warm-up man fired by Jerry for incompetence. Satan: The anti-Christ. Steve Wilcose: 40s. Head of Security for "The Jerry Springer Show". Dwight/God: Double role. Dwight: 30s. Cheating on his fiancee with two other people. Unrepentant and insincere. God: The Lord. Peaches/Baby Jane: Double role. Peaches: 30s. Dwight's fiancee. Slightly stupid. Baby Jane: Adult woman who pretends to be a baby. Tremont/Angel Gabriel: Double role. Tremont: 30s. Dwight's mistress, a transvestite. Gabriel: Messenger to Mary. Zandra/Irene/Mary: Multiple role. 30s. Peaches; best friend. Having an affair with Dwight. Irene: Shawntel's embarrassed mother. Mary: Mother of Jesus. Mezzo soprano. Montel/Jesus: Double role. Montel: 30s. Dresses as a baby and fouls his underwear. Jesus: Son of God. Andrea/Archangel Michael: Double role. Andrea: 30s. Montel's lover. Michael: Field commander of the Army of God. Shawntel/Eve: Double role. Shawntel: Late 20s--30s. Dreams of becoming apole dancer. Overweight. Eve: First woman created by God. Chucky/Adam: Double role. Chucky: Late 20s--30s. Shawntel's redneck husband. Opposed to his wife's career aspirations. Adam: First man created by God. Ensemble. Theatre's statement: "SpeakEasy Stage Co. shall not practice discrimination against any Actor on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, political persuasion or belief, age or disability of such Actor. SpeakEasy Stage Co. adheres to the Non Traditional Casting policy of Actors' Equity Association." Directions / more info: Theatre's mailing address: SpeakEasy Stage Co. 539 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02116.

The Rocky Horror Show - Open Call

Wed. & Thurs. September 10 & 11, 6:30PM - 8:30PM, CAP21 Studios, 18 W. 18th St. (between 5th & 6th Aves), 6th Floor. Playhouse on the Green in Bridgeport, CT is holding Open Call, Non-Equity Auditions for its upcoming produn of The Rocky Horror Show. Director/Choreographer: Steven Smeltzer. Musical Director: Tim Heavner. Producer: Matt Schicker. Non-Equity Actors only, no pay. For Audition: please prepare full song from the show or a pop/rock/musical theater song in the style of the show that best shows your voice. Sheet music, provided by you, is required. An accompanist will be provided. Also please prepare a short comic monologue. If no monologue is prepared, sides from the script will be available. Please bring photo and resume. Rehearsals for The Rocky Horror Show take place weeknights after 7PM and weekends during the day beginning September 20. Performances take place Thursday, Fridays, and Saturdays: October 24 - November 8. Three special midnight showings are planned, including Halloween night. All rehearsals and performances to take place at Playhouse on the Green at 177 State Street in Bridgeport, CT. One block walk from Metro North station. Seeking: Narrator: 35-60; some singing, distinguished with good English “radio” voice. Brad: Tenor (written top G/A-flat), 20s-30s--classic Hero type. Janet: Soprano (Top F), 20s-30s--comfortable with some light belting but can also sound classical in head voice. Classic Heroine type. Riff Raff: Tenor (written top G/A-flat), 20s-40s--seeking a true rock screamer. Not your “average” handyman servant. Magenta: Alto (Top C/D), rock belter, 20s-40s. Servant/maid type with a kinky side. Riff Raff's sister. Columbia: Alto (Top C/D), rock belter, 20s-30s. A tap dancing Groupie. Dr. Frank N Furter: High Baritone (Top F/ G), 20s-30s. A full-bodied voice able to do a range of "voices."A masculine Sweet Transvestite from Transsexual Transylvania who is appealing to both women and men alike. Eddie/Dr. Scott: Baritone (Top F-sharp), 20s-40s. (This is a double role) Meatloaf-type rock voice. Biker look for the nephew, Eddie. German accent, talk-singing voice for the Uncle, Dr. Scott. Rocky: Tenor, 20s-30s. Must be in good shape and comfortable with wearing little clothing (bodybuilder, swimmer, gymnast, etc.) Frank N Furter's perfect creation. 4 Phantoms (2 Male, 2 Female): 20s-40s. Sexy singer/dancers on stage most of the time. Includes a lot of harmony singing so some choral experience is helpful.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

New York Stage Casting: September 2, 2008

Limbo - Seeking Supporting Roles
Limbo, a new play by Frank Terranova is seeking supporting roles. Director: Michael Alvino. Performances will be December 3 - 6 at the Players Theatre. Rehearsals begin September 15. Seeking the following supporting roles: Blonde female, early twenties. Brunette female, late twenties. No pay but chance to work with critically acclaimed theater company and be seen by industry. For immediate consideration send headshot and resumes to Frank at

All-Girl Musical
Little Cash Productions is seeking female actors, singers, dancers, comedians, directors and choreographers for an all-girl musical play. Also looking for help in script development. No pay. Non-Union. No date set yet for performance. Contact Lenis Guess by email at You may also mail headshots to: Lenis Guess, 612 8th Ave, Suite 303, New York, NY 10018.

Stages on the Sound - Photo/Resume Request
Stages on the Sound is requesting pictures and resumes of union and non-union actors of all ethnicities who are immigrants or children of immigrants for a collaborative fall project. Only actors excited about a highly physical, personal and ensemble-developed project need submit. Artistic Director Mike Wamser will direct. October rehearsals with a November run. Submit to by September 7th. Possible pay; travel reimbursed. (Applying for AEA Showcase).

Next To Normal - Open Call
Fri. September 5, 3PM - 4:30PM. Telsey + Company, 315 W. 43rd Street, 10th Floor, NYC.
Open auditions are being held for Arena Stage’s production of Next To Normal in Washington, DC. Music/Lyrics: Tom Kitt. Book: Brian Yorkey. Director: Michael Greif. 1st rehearsal: October 23. Runs November 21 - January 18 in DC. The producer will run all aspects of this call. Equity audition procedures are not in effect, and no Equity Monitor will be provided. Prepare a brief pop/rock or contemporary musical theater song that shows range. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. A cappella singing will not be allowed. Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Presented at Second Stage Theatre in NYC in spring 2008. Seeking: Note: All listed characters are Caucasian. Gabe: Seeking male actor to play age 16. Dashing, bright, witty, kind, athletic; everything a mother would want. Performer must have a strong rock tenor with falsetto. Gabe / Henry Understudy: Seeking male actor to play age 16. Performer covers Gabe (see description above) and Henry: Mellow musician, Gen-Y genius and coffee-shop philosopher. Performer must have a strong rock tenor with falsetto. Natalie Understudy: Seeking female actor to play age 15. Responds to the dysfunction in her highly imperfect family by being as perfect as she can be. Tightly wound and desperate to please. Performer must have a strong mezzo belt.

Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party
Mon., September 8, 7PM, and Tues., September 9, 7PM. Darien Arts Center’s Visual Arts Studio, 2 Reshaw Rd., Darien, CT, 06820. (Behind the Town Hall).
Darien Players are seeking actors for Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party. Director: Dan Friedman. For more information visit, call 914-659-8292, or email