Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New York Stage Casting: September 16, 2008

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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.