Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New York Stage Casting Update: April 29, 2009

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) Superhero Celebrity Rehab: The Musical
Auditions by appointment: Sat, May 2nd and Sun, May 3rd, from 2PM-5PM, Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th St., NYC. Prepare 32 bars of best singing and sides to be provided ahead of audition to prepare. For an appointment, please email headshot and resume to AEA Basic Showcase Code (pending), stipend for AEA members.

Empty Space Productions is casting a workshop production of Superhero Celebrity Rehab: The Musical by William Segal and Brendan Snow, a new musical comedy about a substance-abusing superhero (and his superhero friends) fighting addiction while trying to fight crime. The show is directed and produced by Matt Johnston. Performances will be held June 4-7, evening Thursday - Saturday, Matinees Saturday and Sunday (5 performances total). Rehearsals will begin on approximately May 16th. Performances of the show will take place at The Access Theater, downtown Manhattan.

Male, white, late 20s, tenor, extroverted and clueless, a total bro, LEAD

Dr. Bonnie/Black Hole: Female, white, 30's, mezzo-soprano, mousy, no more the superheroine she was

The Scarett Letter: Female, Pref. Nonwhite, Late 20's, kind but very promiscuous

Critter/Nova's Brother: Male, white, mid 20's, tenor, dumb and warmhearted

The Great Fondue/Nova's Father: Male, white, late 20's, Baritone, overblown in vocabulary, ego, and body

Nightmare The Nightstallion/Commish. Brooks; Male, Pref. Nonwhite, 30's, bass/baritone with falsetto, bizarre, mysterious, and obsessed with secrets.

(NEW) Norman Mailer’s The Deer Park
Casting for a staged reading at The Nuyorican Poets Café (236 E.3rd St.) of Norman Mailer’s The Deer Park. Reading will take place on Monday, June 15. Please note, this is a labor of love so there is no pay, but this will be the last production with his personal imprint so you could say it has some historic import. (He had asked me to co-direct a film of it with him and be in it after our last outing at Makor/ 92nd St.Y in 2007, which Norman attended.). We are using this staged reading to get producers to look at the play for a full production as a tribute to Norman’s legacy. The day I’ve picked is an off-night so that people could more easily fit it into their schedule and the commitment on the part of the actors is fairly minimal. The performance will be Monday June 15@ 7PM. Do not address submissions directly to The Nuyorican Poets Café, (they are the presenters but not the producers so no phone calls to them). Our plan is to attract producers for a full run in a major venue. Since the play ran for sixty-six performances in the 60s when it premiered at the Lucille Lortel this is a very real possibility. The play is timeless and powerful and takes on all the big issues: mortality, ambition, obsessive love, sexuality, power, wealth, integrity. It takes place in Hell while the characters in it think they are leading their lives in the Palm Springs of the fifties.

Still Seeking:Teppis - (late 60's). Runs the studio - based on Louis B.Mayer. Powerful. Very ethnic. Supplies the humor of the play. He has a pungent combination of blatant manipulation and danger. A tough streetfighter used to engaging in psychic mortal combat. Epitomizes 'old school'. Almost like an Edward G.Robinson or Meyer Lansky.

Also, The Nuyorican Poets Cafe has graciously offered us more dates so now we have June 8 @ 7PM and June 14 @ 5PM and June 15 @ 7PM. It should be noted that Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years) has committed (subject to availability of course ) to play Eitel on June 8.

The Deer Park
by Mailer, Norman

Friday, May 8, 2009, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Lunch from 1 - 2. Actors' Equity Association Audition Center, 165 West 46th Street, 2nd Floor, New York City. EPA procedures. Equity Monitor provided. Please prepare a brief Shakespeare monologue. Please bring a recent picture and resume, stapled together. OPEN (Equity/non) Auditions (no appointment necessary) will be held on Saturday, May 9 from 10 – 6 at Nola Studios, 250 West 54th Street, NYC (Theatre’s monitor begins sign-up at 9 AM) and on Monday, May 11 from 10 – 3 at The Performing Arts Conservatory of New Canaan Rehearsal Studios, 237 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT (Theatre’s monitor begins sign-up at 9:30). The producer will run all aspects of the calls on May 9 and 11. Equity audition procedures will NOT be in effect, and no Equity Monitor will be provided on May 9 and 11. Callbacks are planned for May 12th from 10 – 5 at Nola Studios, 250 West 54th St., NYC.

Equity Principal Auditions are being held for Summer Theatre of New Canaan’s production of The Taming of the Shrew in New Canaan, CT. Production Contract: LOA (approval/salary level pending; 2008 minimum weekly salary: $350). Artistic Director: Melody Libonati. Author: Shakespeare. Director: Allegra Libonati. 1st rehearsal: May 26, 2009. Rehearses in NYC and New Canaan, CT. Runs June 19 – July 12 in Waveny Park, New Canaan, CT.

The "shrew". Sharp-tongued, quick-tempered and delightfully fierce.

Bianca: Soft-spoken, sweet and unassuming.

Petruchio: Gentleman from Verona. Loud, boisterous, eccentric, quick-witted and frequently drunk.

Baptista: Father to Bianca and Kate. Good-natured, miserly and overwhelmed by his daughter.

Lucentio: Young student from Pisa. Starry-eyed lover.

Tranio: Lucentio’s servant. Wry and comical. Pretends to be Lucentio.

Gremio: Gentleman of Padua. Elderly, comical suitor to Bianca.

Hortensio: Gentleman of Padua. Friend to Petruchio and suitor to Bianca. Musician.

Grumio: Petruchio’s servant. The fool of the play.

Biondello: Lucentio’s second servant. Security guard-like.

Christopher Sly: Drunken tinker.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New York Stage Casting Update: April 21, 2009

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) NYIT Student Film
Please send your headshot to the provided email directly. You will be given the detailed casting info. NYIT Film Dept. Please send headshots to:

New York Institute of Technology’s Senior Directing class is conducting a semi-annual casting call for various film projects. We are currently looking for actors who will work with student directors for their thesis or final project.

Seeking: Age Range: 20-40. Gender: Male and Female. Non-Union welcome. Asian, White, African-American, Hispanic, all are welcome.

(NEW) Flipped, SAG feature film
Jeff Mitchell Casting is casting the lead in the feature film “Flipped.” Producers: Rob Reiner, Alan Greisman. Director: Rob Reiner. Writer: Rob Reiner, Andy Scheinman. LA Casting Directors: Jane Jenkins. NY Casting Directors: Jeff Mitchell & Jennifer Rudolph. Start Date: 6/29/09. Location: Michigan. If you feel you fit the below descriptions, you are welcome to submit yourself for the project. We will be auditioning SAG & NON-SAG, AFTRA & NON-AFTRA ACTORS for this project.

All submissions MUST contain email addresses because appointments will be given via email. Here is how to submit yourself for this project. Please read these directions carefully.

1. Place a post-it-note with the name of the project and character you are submitting for on the front of your picture and then slip it into a mailing envelope.
2. Make sure your email address is on your resume. All appointments will be given out via email. We will not be able to call you in if we do not have your email address.
3. Mail your picture/resume so that it is received NO LATER THAN Monday, April 27th.

Use First Class US Post Office only. Do NOT send overnight packages or anything that requires a signature. Do not drop your picture off at our office. We will only consider submissions that come through the US mail. THE ADDRESS IS: ATTN: FLIPPED (the name of the role you are submitting yourselves for), Mitchell/Rudolph Casting, 70 West 36th Street, Suite 1006, New York, NY 10018. ABSOLUTELY NO DROP-OFFS. ABSOLUTELY NO PHONE CALLS OR PICTURE FAXES TO OUR OFFICE PLEASE. EMAIL SUBMISSIONS WILL BE DELETED. WE WILL NOT OPEN ANY ATTACHMENTS ETC.

Seeking: Bryce: [13 YEAR OLD BRYCE] 13 years old, with "dazzling blue eyes," a good looking kid in the seventh/eighth grade, bright, average, capable of more than he knows, Bryce has been struggling for years with the unwanted crush that his next door neighbor, Juli Baker, has on him. Much of his life so far has been geared towards ignoring her or actively trying to put her off, and in doing so he has, not intentionally, either hurt her feelings or made her think less of him. Unfortunately, this year Bryce suddenly makes the startling discovery that he has feelings for Juli--confusing and unwanted but undeniable and real--and that his sometimes awkward and sometimes hurtful behavior towards her has now made her first angry, then indifferent towards him. Faced with the possibility of losing something precious that he's devalued his whole life, Bryce, to his credit, finally gets some backbone and starts working at getting the girl he loves...LEAD (12). This film takes place in 1957-1963.

by Van Draanen, Wendelin

(NEW) Norman Mailer’s The Deer Park
Casting for a staged reading at The Nuyorican Poets Café (236 E.3rd St.) of Norman Mailer’s The Deer Park. Reading will take place on Monday, June 15. Please note, this is a labor of love so there is no pay, but this will be the last production with his personal imprint so you could say it has some historic import. (He had asked me to co-direct a film of it with him and be in it after our last outing at Makor/ 92nd St.Y in 2007, which Norman attended.). We are using this staged reading to get producers to look at the play for a full production as a tribute to Norman’s legacy. The day I’ve picked is an off-night so that people could more easily fit it into their schedule and the commitment on the part of the actors is fairly minimal. The performance will be Monday June 15@ 7PM.

Seeking actors who really would like to do something special. Because of time pressures, it would be best if actors contact me by email at this address but they can also send hard copy to: Please note: Do not address submissions directly to The Nuyorican Poets Café, (they are the presenters but not the producers so no phone calls to them). Our plan is to attract producers for a full run in a major venue. Since the play ran for sixty-six performances in the 60s when it premiered at the Lucille Lortel this is a very real possibility.

The play is timeless and powerful and takes on all the big issues: mortality, ambition, obsessive love, sexuality, power, wealth, integrity. It takes place in Hell while the characters in it think they are leading their lives in the Palm Springs of the fifties.

- (30) is a tour de force role for an actress. She is a ‘sometime flamenco dancer’, a Carmen, stunning enough to be the mistress of a major Hollywood player, high strung yet vulnerable, self destructive enough to be suicidal, and ill at ease with sophistication - she is blue collar but American born. She is the kind of woman who lived in heels in the fifties and used her physicality as her weaponry. It should be added that the play is one of language - it is Norman Mailer’s writing after all. A youngish native born Anna Magnani might be right for her. Or a Jennifer Lopez.

Charles Francis Eitel - (60’s) based on Elia Kazan. He has a fire in the belly and considerable charm, but since he has vestiges of integrity - at least for a Hollywood film director - he is pained deeply by what he sees as the wasting of his talent. In short, he is drowning in self-disgust. A sophisticated if self-educated man. Prototype would be George C. Scott in Dr.Strangelove, though this is not a parody. Or Jose Ferrer in Cyrano.

Collie Munshin - (40ish) a hard driving producer: an anaconda in a town known for its reptiles. Crude, but not stupid, a survivor. Supplies some of the humor in the play. He's married the boss's daughter - (based on the son in law of Louis B Mayer). Pretty ethnic. Rod Steiger did a very similar character in The Big Knife.

The Deer Park
by Mailer, Norman

(NEW) Summer/Fall Plays
Legros Cultural Arts, Inc is seeking African American male & female actors for upcoming summer and fall projects. All ages. Please email headshot and resumes to We will only contact actors we are interested in inviting for an audition. Paid performances. Non-Equity.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New York Stage Casting Update: April 15, 2009

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) Little Shop of Horrors
Manor Club Theater in conjunction with Orlando Iriarte and Dennis Del Bene is holding open auditions for Little Shop of Horrors. Performance dates are October 23 and 25, 2009.

This will be a non paying show but excellent exposure and possible future productions with pay. Non-Union. Possible future Equity Contract.

All Roles are available. Seeking:
Seymour Krelborn:
A menial laborer at Mushnik’s Flower Shop, Seymour Krelborn is the improbable hero of the story. Nebbish-like and insecure, he is naive and feels much put-upon. In spite of his flaws, he’s a sweet and well-meaning little man. Seymour is the owner of the carnivorous plant, Audrey II.

Audrey: The gum-snapping, bleached-blond secret love of Seymour’s life, Audrey works with Seymour at the flower shop. Lacking in education and self-esteem, she suffers from feelings of hopelessness at her situation in life, including her abusive relationship with her boyfriend, Orin Scrivello. Seymour names his plant after her.

Mr. Mushnik: Owner of Mushnik’s Flower Shop, a failing business on Skid Row, Mr. Mushnik is given to cursing in Yiddish. He is a man who seldom smiles and often yells.

Orin Scrivello: Audrey’s dentist boyfriend, Orin Scrivello is a motorcycle-riding black leather jacket-wearing tough-guy. He is tall, dark, handsome, and sadistic. His fondness for his own nitrous oxide proves to be his undoing.

Audrey II: A wise-cracking anthropomorphic cross between a Venus flytrap and an avocado with teeth, Audrey II is Seymour’s favorite and soon-famous plant. Seymour purchased the plant at Chang’s Flower Shop during a mysterious total eclipse of the sun; but once the plant has the taste of human blood there is no stopping it.

Crystal, Ronette, and Chiffon: Three female street urchins who function as participants in the action and as “doo-wop” chorus girls outside it, Crystal, Ronette, and Chiffon often sing directly to the audience in a hip, narrative style.

Patrick Martin: A sleazy opportunist, Patrick Martin tries to talk Seymour and Mr. Mushnik into leaf cuttings of Audrey II.

Wino #1. Wino #2. Customer. Bernstein: An uptown bigshot from NBC, Bernstein offers Seymour his own gardening show.

Mrs. Luce: The wife of the editor of Life magazine.

Little Shop of Horrors-Vocal Selections From the Film
by Menken, Alan (Composer)
Paper: $19.95

(NEW) The Sound of Music, CT
Directed by Michael Forgetta, the performance dates are Nov. 6-8, 12-15, and 20-22.

 The classic story of the Von Trapp family as the widower Captain Von Trapp hires Maria, straight from the convent, to be the governess of his seven children. She brings love and music back to the family, and together they dare to escape the Nazi invasion of their lives and their Austria. You'll be humming the beautiful Rodgers and Hammerstein score for weeks, as you hear all the old favorites, including "Edelweiss", "The Sound of Music", "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" and so many more!

Men: 30's to 60's.
Women: early to mid 20's to 60's.
Boys: ages 10 to 17.
Girls: ages 8 to 16 years.

The Sound of Music(Rodgers and Hammerstein Vocal Selections)
by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Paper: $15.95

Auditioning for the Musical Theatre
by Silver, Fred; Strouse, Charles
Paper: $14.00

(NEW) The Full Monty, Open Auditions by Appt.
Ivoryton Playhouse in Ivoryton, CT, is holding open auditions by appointment for The Full Monty. SPT. $347/week minimum. Executive/Artistic Director: Jacqueline Hubbard. Director: Larry Nye. Musical Director: John DeNicola.Schedule for all shows: Wednesday, Sunday matinees; evening performances Wednesday – Saturday. 1st rehearsal: June 23, 2009. Runs: July 1 – 26.

Seeking: 4 AEA contracts available within all available roles:

Jerry Lukowski: 30-35. Strong singer who moves. Recently divorced, unemployed mill worker and struggling single dad. Rugged but a ‘little past his prime’. High baritone with a solid G (uses head voice to B in two numbers) – sings “Scrap”, “Man” (which can be down a step in G), “Big-Ass Rock”, “Michael Jordon’s Ball”, “Breeze Off the River”, “The Goods” (with a rock high A) and others.

Dave Bukatinsky: 30-35. Strong singer who moves. Jerry’s hopelessly overweight best friend, also unemployed and experiencing image problems and marital difficulties. High Baritone with solid G – sings “Scrap”, “Man” (which can be down a step in G), “Big-Ass Rock”, “You Rule My World”, and others.

Harold Nichols: 35-50. Singer who moves. An uptight, unemployed mill supervisor and Jerry and Dave’s former boss hiding his unemployment from his wife; becomes choreographer for the group. Baritone – sings “You Rule My World” and others.

Ethan Girard: 28-35. Singer who moves. Another unemployed mill worker, somewhat simple-minded but good-hearted with a great deal of energy. High Baritone voice – sings “You Walk With Me” and others.

Malcolm Macgregor: 30-35. Singer who moves. Sweet-natured but unhappy and suicidal; lives alone with his infirm mother. Tenor voice – sings “You Walk With Me” and sings incredibly high in “Big-Ass Rock”, and other pieces.

Noah “Horse” T. Simmons: 50-60 . African American. Strong singer/dancer. Retired mill worker with voice and moves to “bring down the house.” High baritone voice – sings “Big Black Man” and others.

Jeanette Burmeister: 50-60 - A sassy, wise-cracking, showbiz-savvy accompanist of an indeterminate age. Belter – sings “Jeanette’s Showbiz Number”.

Georgie Bukatinksy: 30-35. Dave’s working-class wife. Tries to be sympathetic but becomes frustrated with his increasing detachment. Rock belt voice – sings “It’s a Woman’s World”, “The Goods”, “You Rule My World Reprise”.

Pam Lukowski: 30-40. Jerry’s estranged ex-wife. Protective of her son. Belt – sings “The Goods”.

Vicki Nichols: 30-40 . Harold’s wife. An oblivious and materialistic socialite – strong singer/dancer. Belt/chest voice with solid “D” – sings “Life With Harold”, “You Rule My World Reprise” and “The Goods”.

Theatre’s mailing address: Ivoryton Playhouse, PO Box 458, Ivoryton CT 06442.

The Full Monty-Vocal Selections
by Hal Leonard (Edt)
Paper: $17.95

The 16 Bar Theatre Audition Series

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

New York Stage Casting Update: April 8, 2009

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

Night of the Musical Dead
Monday, April 13th and Tuesday, April 14th, 7PM, at the Hole in the Wall Theater, 116 Main Street, New Britain, CT.

Hole in the Wall Theater, New Britain, CT, announces open auditions for the July/August world premiere production of a new musical by Bill Arnold - Night of the Musical Dead. Seeking a multi-racial cast of male and female actors, singers and dancers--ages 18 and up. There are singing and non-singing roles available. Please prepare a song of your choice and be prepared to move. An accompanist will be provided. Audition dates: Monday, April 13, 2009 at 7:00pm and Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 7:00pm--please be prompt. For more information visit

DUANE WHITE, 25-40 male
– our protagonist. Duane is a teacher at New Britain High. He’s a bit of a traveler and is used to not having roots or responsibilities. He has been thrust into a situation where he’s forced to take care of Bunni (who’s gone catatonic) and as a result, he’s also sort of taken control of the survivors trapped inside the house.

BUNNI, 25-45 female – sister of Jimmy. A little naïve and a lot scared. Bunni (Barbara, actually) is the sort of person who has never allowed reality to spoil what she perceives as the world around her. She’s not stupid, but she lives simply and the enormity of the attack of the undead is just too much for her. Her random ramblings can be some of the funniest stuff in the show – The actress playing the role has to have dead-on (to coin a phrase) comic timing and delivery.

JIMMY, 25-45 male – brother of Bunni. Cocky and irreverent. Jimmy is a classic case of sibling rivalry. He’s immature in the way that all younger brothers are immature in the eyes of their sisters. Jimmy doesn’t call his sister “Bunni” because it’s really her name – he does it to get on her nerves.

CEMETARY ZOMBIE, ageless male – dead guy. The shamble is VERY important.

TIM DUTKIEWICZ, 18-30 male – young man in love with Kitten. Tim is not stupid. He’s an adolescent in a young man’s body. He desperately WANTS to experience life (and physical love), but he lacks the emotional vocabulary to express himself well.

KITTEN SMIGELSKI, 18-30 female – young woman in love with Tim. Kitten is not stupid either. She’s probably been a little sheltered and she’s nowhere near as worldly wise as someone like Duane, but that doesn’t mean that she’s an idiot. Any attempt to play her as an idiot will be met with stony silence on the part of the casting committee.

REPORTER, any age/either gender – Don Traut, ace reporter for local TV station. Don’s a pro and he knows it. He’s cocky, like any good reporter has to be. The events that he is reporting slowly chip away at his cool veneer.

ELLEN ROWLAND, 35-50 female – wife of Harvey, mother of Carrie. Ellen is a desperate housewife if ever there were one. She got pregnant on her first date with the man she married and that was the very last thing they had in common. We also learn in the course of the play that she is living vicariously through her daughter, the beauty queen…Keeping her young so that she doesn’t age.

*WALTER WEBB, 35-60 male – Sheriff of Wicksford. Walt is a good old boy and faced with a real emergency, displays a marked lack of humanity. The straighter the lines are delivered for this character, the funnier he will be.

HARVEY ROWLAND, 35-50 male – husband of Ellen, father of Carrie. It would be too easy to make Harvey a one note character. He is a reluctant husband and father when he’d probably be much happier as an old bachelor trying to chase women. Instead, he’s lumbered with a wife and kid and constantly takes out his frustration on them both.

*PAUL , any age male – local moron. It’s okay – this guy can be stupid. Sherriff Webb gave him a gun and that instantly became the best of day of this loser’s life.

DR. SMIRCH, 40+, either gender – local medical official. Or is he? Smirch has got something to hide. He knows more about the crisis than he lets on. OR, he’s a musical theatre manifestation of Michael Brown from FEMA.

*MARY MUGGINS, 30-40 female – Television anchor and not too bright (if that’s not redundant).

*SCOTT SIMPLE, 30-40 male – see above.

*HOMER MOSSBACK, 40+ either gender– Mayor of Wicksford. Think of your typical small town mayor. Now think of that mayor faced with a crisis that could seriously mess up his reelection campaign. Now, you’ve got Mossback.

REV. JERIMIAH WRONGFELLOW, any age/either gender – A spiritual leader in Wicksford. The Reverend has a knack for saying the wrong thing to the wrong people, so in a way, having a zombie apocalypse means never having to say you’re sorry.

*RADIO ANNOUNCER – poor sap on the local radio station, WXPO (pre-recorded).

CARRIE ROWLAND 30+ female – daughter of Harvey and Ellen. Carrie is a child beauty queen who has not been given the chance to grow up. Her mother has kept her like a replica doll for all these years. Carrie is bitten before the show begins and makes her entrance at the end of the play for the first time as a beauty queen zombie - we’re talking about a zombie with a sash and tiara! Carrie is filled with Mommie Dearest rage in addition to her undead desire to kill and eat flesh. This role is small, comparatively, but there is a song and it’s a good ‘un.

ZOMBIES male and female all ages. The more variety we get the better. I will challenge cast members to come up with interesting characters that are within the world of the play, but still fun to see. In other words, what were you doing when you became a zombie? (*non-singing role).


Auditioning for the Musical Theatre
by Silver, Fred; Strouse, Charles

Paper: $14.00

Teen's Muiical Theatre Collection

The Teen's Musical Theatre Collection with CD

(NEW) The Odd Couple, female version
Monday, April 13th, and Tuesday, April 14th at 7:00 PM. Neshanic Reformed Church, 715Amwell Road/Route 514, Hillsborough NJ 08844. For further information call 908.369.7469 or email.

The Somerset Valley Players is holding auditions for the female version of The Odd Couple by Neil Simon. Directed by Kate Fishman. Synopsis: Neil Simon's classic comedy with a twist! The neatnik and the slob you’ve come to know and love are now female! So (instead of Felix and Oscar) the fussy Florence and the over-the-top Olive seek to live together without driving each other crazy--along with the usual gregarious gang of now feminine comic suspects who inhabit their zany New York Manhattan world. The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00PM and Sundays at 2:00PM May 29th through June 14th.

Seeking: Director Kate Fishman is looking for 6 female and 2 male roles with age 30 to 60. Readings will be from the script.

The Odd Couple(female)
by Simon, Neil
Paper: $8.95.

Friday, April 17, 2009, 9:30 AM - Producer’s monitor begins sign-in. 10 AM – Auditions begin (all dancers M/F). Hilton Theatre, 214 West 43rd Street, New York City.The producer will run all aspects of this call. Equity audition procedures are NOT in effect, and no Equity Monitor will be provided. Please be warmed up and ready to dance when the call begins. Men: Jazz shoes and tap shoes. Women: Jazz shoes and tap shoes (preferably flat tap shoes). Some may be asked to stay and sing after all have danced. Please prepare a traditional musical theatre song. Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together. If unable to attend this call, please send picture and resume to ATTN: Babes in Arms, Binder Casting, 321 West 44th Street Suite 606, New York NY 10036.See separate notices for the Equity auditions for this project (AEA audition procedures / AEA Monitor provided): Equity Principal Dancer Auditions: April 14. Equity Principal Auditions for the non-dancing role of the Sheriff: April 15.

Open auditions are being held for Babes in Arms. Producers: Gerald Goehring and Michael F. Mitri. Special Agreement (salary level pending). Music: Richard Rodgers. Lyrics: Lorenz Hart. Original Book: Rodgers and Hart. New Adaptation: Joe DiPietro. Director/Choreographer: Randy Skinner. Musical Director: Rob Berman. Casting: Binder Casting. Commitment dates: May 13 – 20, 2009 (40-hour week). Project is a staged reading with choreography. Original production opened on Broadway in 1937. Setting: 1937; America is in a deep depression. The town of Seaport, Long Island is a community settled by Vaudevillians and their families. The adults have left town to make one more round on the circuit in an attempt to make a living. By law, the kids over the age of 16 will be sent to work farms to learn a viable trade if they cannot prove that they can support themselves. And what better way to prove this than to put on their own show? Complications arise when the kids face budget problems, racial prejudice and romantic entanglements. The score includes such classic standards as "My Funny Valentine", "The Lady is a Tramp", "With a Song In My Heart" and "Johnny One Note". Casting Director states, "IT IS THE PRODUCTION’S INTENTION TO DEPICT THIS AS REAL YOUNG PEOPLE DURING THE DEPRESSION. Seeking actors to play ages 18 - 22. Everyone must be true triple threats. Great dancers, excelling in tap, jazz and musical theatre styles. Everyone must sing extremely well."

Valentine LaMar: Male.
Charming, very attractive and engaging. Aspiring all-around entertainer. Enthusiastic and optimistic. Requires an excellent singer (baritenor). Must move extremely well and have basic tap skills.

Billie Smith: Female. Street-smart, feisty and self-sufficient. Ran away from home to become a star. Requires an excellent singer. Must move extremely well and have basic tap skills. Strong chest mix, belt and head voice.

Baby Rose: Was a one-time Hollywood child star. Now pushing 19, she’s a drinking, smoking, wise-cracking aging Shirley Temple. Still wears the same dress and wig she wore when she was 12. Requires a strong Broadway belt. Must move extremely well, with basic tap skills.

Mickey Blackstone: Must be approximately 5’2". Valentine's younger brother. Spunky and tenacious. Requires an excellent singer; must also be a great dancer and excel in tap.

Dolores Reynolds: The Sheriff's daughter. Very, very friendly with all of the boys. Natural flirt; you know she will "wear the pants" in the family. True comedienne. Requires a major dancer and tapper with a strong belt and chest mix.

Gus: Dolores's boyfriend. The "jealous type", but appealing and lovable. Very athletic. A real comic. Requires a major dancer and tapper, must sing extremely well (baritenor).

Ivor: African American male, 18 – 22. Young boy in love with show business. The best dancer in town. A natural performer. Must sing well.

Darlene: African American female, 18 – 22. Ivor's devoted sister. A real comic. Performer must be a great dancer and sing well.

Dick: 18 – 22. Budding songwriter.

Larry: 18 – 22. Budding lyricist.

Maizie: 18 – 22. Wise-cracking, fast-talking young gal. Real comic actress who sings. Like a young Eve Arden.

Emma: 18 – 22. Sweet and perky. Ingénue.

June: 18 – 22. As springy and cheerful as her name. Casting Director’s statement: "We encourage performers of all ethnic backgrounds to attend this call."

The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology Series

(NEW) Serial short comedy series
Please send headshot and resume and reel to c/o Tim. Casting to be held April 8,9,10. Please do not send in if you are not available these days.

Open casting call for non-union serial short comedy series set in NYC. Four friends from college find themselves all reunited in the same city with very different jobs but one thing in common – they're all trying to figure "it" out. Comedians and experienced actors preferred. All ethnicities and looks welcome. This is a non-union show, with the pilot being shot before the end of April. Part of a package set for national distribution.

MARK (Early 20’s
) - Mark is an Office Intern with a rare and genuine work ethic. Modest and unaware of his own handsomeness, he is the first of his family to graduate from college. He believes in working hard for hard work’s sake. He wears polo shirts tucked into khakis in a way that feels forced and uncomfortable; much like a child dressing up for a formal event. Well-intentioned but slightly naïve, Mark is on a quest to find his place in the professional landscape.

NATALIE (Early 20’s) - Natalie is the youngest member of the middle management sector of her employer. Buoyant, playful, and flirty, she is never on task. No one around her seems to notice, distracted by her enchanting and spirit-raising personality. She dresses up her business attire with brightly colored hi-tops and an on-trend eyeglass collection. Dancing with an alcohol dependency and reluctant to engage in any serious discussion, she struggles with a need to eventually achieve the maturity necessary in her professional environment. WALT (Late 20’s) - Walt is overeducated and underemployed. After spending an extra 3 years studying Philosophy, Walt is hyper-aware of all the Marxist power structures in the workplace, which stifles his professional development significantly. Walt is often adorned in Punk Rock band t-shirts underneath tweed or corduroy blazers. Walt dismisses many of the demands of the working world as unsophisticated and has poverty thrust upon him as a result.

MADELINE (Mid 20’s) - Madeline is a petite space cadet. A recent graduate of a leading Graphic Design program, she takes on a variety of freelance jobs with varying degrees of legitimacy. Soft spoken yet intensely thoughtful, Madeline lives comfortably in her own head as the increasingly real pressures of the working world bear down upon her. She hides under a well-worn parka, sunglasses and headphones. Madeline possesses a magnetism obvious to her close circle of friends but is largely strange and alienating to those unfamiliar with her flighty quirks.

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(NEW) The Hidden Secrets, short film
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Clavicordio Producciones is casting for the non-union short film "The Hidden Secrets." Shooting in Manhattan/ Brooklyn for 6 days. Starts June 29. Although there are no paid parts, food will be provided during every day of shooting and a copy of the finalized project. Director: Daniel Bermudez Castro. The story of two brothers and a sister that have been out of contact for a few years. Once they meet up again, old resentments related to their father's death reach the surface, bringing about the truth and revelation of old family secrets, showing that everyone has something to hide about themselves. It is a story about guilt and forgiveness.

Seeking:Body language/communication background will be required.

Laura: mid-late twenties. Attractive and handsome (preferably brunette but not a must).She’s a forgiving and charming person who loves her family, wanting to stay out of trouble and controversy. Works in a nocturne radio program carrying out some drug issues.

Brian: In his early thirties. He is nervous an anxious. A neurotic with some hypochondriac issues. Emotional unbalance. Brian couldn’t handle his father’s death, and has therefore sought refuge in Buddhism. Frustrated writer with dark sense of humor. He has hard feelings about his brother since he never attempted to attend their father’s funeral.

Steven: mid-late thirties. Extravagant and quirky. He wants to be someone in this life so pretends to be an independent movie producer in front of his family. He could seem careless and frivolous but instead he is warm and affectionate. He knows he has made some mistakes in the past but wants to make it up to his brothers.