Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New York Stage Casting Update: May 26, 2009

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(NEW) Rhesus - Open Auditions
Saturday, June 6, 2009, 5 PM - 8 PM (by last name - A-G: 5 - 6 PM; H-P: 6 - 7 PM; Q-Z: 7 - 8 PM) and June 7, 2009, 5 PM - 7 PM (A-K: 5 - 6 PM; L-Z: 6 - 7 PM). Sign-up sheets will be posted half an hour prior to start of auditions for each hour. Sides provided. Prepared selections from classical dramas are acceptable. If unable to attend, submissions may be sent by June 8 to: American Thymele Theatre, 1202 Lexington Avenue, 138, New York, NY 10028, attn: Rhesus.

American Thymele Theatre is holding open auditions (union/non) for its summer production Rhesus by Euripedes. 1st Rehearsal: June 15, 2009. Production will be in July in NYC. Pay provided.

Seeking: (All actors must be classically trained. Experienced in classical repertory. Strong stage speech required for all roles. Actors with beards and Anatolian or Mediterranean features will also be considered.)

Hector: 40’s, leader of the Trojan army, single-minded.

Aeneas: 30’s-40’s, Trojan chief, paternalistic.

Dolon: 40’s, Trojan warrior, swift-footed; not a good-looking man.

Rhesus: 20’s, short, slim. Thracian king. Odysseus: 40’s, Greek leader, crafty, cunning.

Diomedes: Stalwart Greek leader. Athena: 40’s-60’s, goddess of wisdom, tragedienne type.

Paris (Alexander): 30’s, Trojan, brother of Hector.

Charioteer: 30’s-40’s, Rhesus’s driver.

Muse (Terpsichore): a mountain muse, daughter of Zeus, divine figure, mother of Rhesus, a physically strong tragedienne type.

Messenger: 40’s-60’s, a shepherd, character type.

Sentinels/Guards/Warriors: 20’s. Trojans, excellent physical shape, muscular, no taller than 5’11.

(NEW) Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
Monday, June 1, 2009. 10 AM - 4 PM. Sign-in begins at 9:30. Do not arrive beforehand. The Ailey Studios, 405 West 55th 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 bring comfortable clothing, sneakers and kneepads to move in. Please also bring 16 bars of a pop or rock song, with sheet music in the appropriate key. Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

Open auditions are being held for female dancers for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Broadway/Production Contract. Currently $1,558/week minimum. Producers: Hello Entertainment/David Garfinkle, Martin McCallum, Marvel Entertainment David Maisel, Sony Pictures Entertainment. Music/Lyrics: Bono and The Edge of U2. Book: Julie Taymor and Glen Berger. Director: Julie Taymor. Choreographer: Daniel Ezralow. Musical Supervisor: Teese Gohl. Music Director: Kimberly Grigsby. General Manager: Alan Wasser Associates. Casting: Telsey + Company.

Seeking: Female Dancers: Women, 20s - 30s, all ethnicities. Seeking strong, technically trained dancers who have a strong contemporary and modern background. Looking for all types, with a quirky sense of movement and style. Knowledge of gymnastics, aerial flying, acro and stunts a plus. Looking for dancers who MUST sing very well. Ensemble.

(NEW) The Deer Park (one more role)
Casting for a staged reading of Norman Mailer’s The Deer Park @ The Nuyorican Poets Café (236 E. 3rd St.). This a labor of love so there is no pay but this will be the last production with Mailer’s personal imprint so you could say it has some historic import. 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 performances will be Monday June 8 @ 5PM and June 14 @ 5PM and June 15 @ 7PM. Because of time pressures, it would be best if actors contact me by email at stephanmorrow@juno.com.

Still Seeking: 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. (Larry Pine did it for me last time).

(NEW) Stand Alone, Short Film
For consideration, send headshots and resumes to: stand.alone.casting@gmail.com. Please include name of character in subject line of email. Auditions will be held if necessary.

Headshot/resume submissions are being considered for the non-union short film “Stand Alone.” Shooting to begin June 2009, NYC, for three weeks. We are looking for highly motivated performers.

Female. 18-24. Caucasian. Ideal Height: 5-2" – 5-5" Fiancé of DA. American accent is fine, but British or European accent preferred.

Billy (Youth version): Male. 11-14. African American. Ideal Height: 4-0" – 5-0" Should know how to dance (or a bit). James: Male. 18-24. Hispanic. Ideal Height: 5-6" – 5-10" Is a part of dancing group.

Mira’s father: Male. 41-50. Caucasian.

Male Kid #1, Male Kid #2, Male Kid#3: Ideal Height for Male Kid#1: 4-6" – 5-0" Ideal Height for Male Kid#2: 4-6" – 5-0" Ideal Height for Male Kid#3: 5-0" – 5-4" Friends of Billy. 15-17. African American.

Neurologist: Male. 41-50.

Female Kid #1: Female. 15-17. Indian. Ideal Height: 5-0" – 5-4".

Insurance Agent: Male. 25-30. Caucasian.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New York Stage Casting Update: May 19, 2009

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(NEW) BAT BOY: The Musical, open call
Wed. June 17th at 7:30pm -Thurs. June 18th at 7:30pm -Sun. June 21st at 6:30pm. 14 Alvin Place. Montclair, NJ 07043.

Studio Playhouse is holding auditions for Bat Boy: The Musical. Looking for 10 actors/actresses who sing and move well. Come prepared to sing one Broadway rock style and one legit song, please bring sheet music and accompanist will be provided. Bring clothes to move in. Audition sides will be provided. Directed by Mark Liebert, Music Director, Jalmari Vanamo, Stage Manager, Judi Liebert. Performance Dates: October 30 - November 14. www.studioplayhouse.org.

Bat Boy: (18-30) Also referred to as "Edgar"; a bat boy

Meredith Parker: (35-50) Wife to Thomas

Thomas Parker: (35-50) Also referred to as "Doctor Parker"; town veterinarian; husband to Meredith.

Shelley Parker: (18-25) The rebellious daughter of Thomas & Meredith; girlfriend of Rick; falls in love with Edgar.

Sheriff Reynolds: (30-60) Local sheriff coming up for re-election; doubles as Delia.

Rick Taylor: (18-25) A rowdy, spelunking teenager; kin to Ron and Ruthie, son of Mrs. Taylor; boyfriend of Shelley; doubles as Lorraine and Mr. Dillon.

Ron Taylor: (18-25) A rowdy, spelunking teenager; brother of Rick, and Ruthie; son of Mrs. Taylor; doubles as Maggie.

Ruthie Taylor: (18-25) A rowdy, spelunking teenager; youngest of 3; kin to Rick and Ron; daughter of Mrs. Taylor; Doubles as Ned

Mrs. Taylor: (35-60) An overprotective, aggressive mother; mother of Rick, Ron, and Ruthie; usually a drag role; doubles as Reverend Hightower, Roy and Institute Man

Pan: (18-40)The Greek satyr-god of nature; doubles as Bud, Daisy & Doctor

Lorraine: A townswoman; doubles as Rick (a male drag role when performed this way) and Mr. Dillon.

Delia: A townswoman; doubles as Sheriff. Maggie: The mayor of Hope Falls; doubles with Ron.

Daisy: A townswoman; doubles as Bud and Pan.

Mr. Dillon: A rancher; doubles as Lorraine and/or Rick.

Bud: A rancher; doubles as Pan and Daisy.

Ned: A rancher, often played by a woman in drag; doubles as Ruthie.

Roy: A townsman; doubles as Mrs. Taylor/Rev. Hightower.

Clem: A townsman.

Reverend Billy Hightower: A preacher and faith healer who holds a traveling Tent Revival/Barbecue; doubles as Mrs. Taylor and Roy.

A Doctor: Doubles with Bud/Daisy/Pan.

Institute Man: Commonly doubles with Mrs. Taylor/Roy/Hightower.

BAT BOY: The Musical
by Keythe Farley
Paper, $9.95

(NEW) Too Much, Too Far, Too Soon
Saturday, May 30, 2009 by appointment only. Will notify when appointment is made.

Please prepare a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue. Can be comic or dramatic. For Elizabeth, please prepare a contemporary Broadway ballad showing range (Elizabeth's song from the show can be heard at www.hockeythemusical.com/audiogalleryhtm.html). Send headshots/resumes to offsidesinfo@aol.com or to Off Sides Entertainment, 1497 Kenneth Ave., Baldwin, NY 11510. Check out www.offsides.org for more information.

Off Sides Entertainment is casting Too Much, Too Far, Too Soon, a trilogy of short works by Rick A. Leidenfrost-Wilson. Three performances TBA (between July 13 & August 2) in NYC as part of the Midtown International Theatre Festival.

(42) and Meredith (40, upper middle-class couple)

Steve (35) and Joey (33, gay couple)

Elizabeth (late 20's-early 30's, sports journalist with a failing, secret relationship - singing role, pop-mezzo)

Jody (28, female stoner/skater-type)

Chris (26, gay)

Rachel (Jewish, curly dark hair)

Jason (25, Jody's brother)

Tony (28, NJ Devil's fan)

Adam (27, Devil's fan)

Ty (29, Devil's fan)

Kip (28, surfer type)

Jed (29, sidekick to Kip)

Maria (27, wife of Jason).

Note: Most actors will play two or more roles.

(NEW) The Warner Theater - Auditions for The Graduate
Auditions by Appointment: Sunday, May 31 @ 6PM and Monday, June 1 @ 7PM. Call the Warner Audition Hot-Line at 860.489.7180, x151 to schedule an audition time. Please be specific as to the date you would like to schedule your appointment.

The Warner Theater in Torrington, Connecticut, is holding auditions for The Graduate. Directed by: Deighna DeRiu. Show runs July 18-July 26, 2009. A hit in the West End and a popular show on Broadway starring Kathleen Turner, The Graduate brings the inspired movie hit of the Sixties vividly to life on stage. Benjamin Braddock, recent college graduate and prodigal son, returns home and promptly becomes embroiled in an affair with the wife of his father's business partner, one Mrs. Robinson, but soon finds himself falling in love with her daughter, Elaine. Those auditioning must be at least 18 years old. Please bring a headshot/snapshot (not returnable). AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Call backs if necessary: Tuesday June 2 @ 7pm.

(NEW) Outz, feature film
Saturday May 23, 2009, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM. 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette St., studio 3B, NYC. Prepare a 1-2 minute monologue.

Visualize Filmz is casting non-union actors for “Outz,” a full-length feature film, shooting on Digital HD. The friendship between two men becomes challenged when circumstances beyond their control lead them to fight for their most prized possession... their freedom. Terri Patterson, casting director. Shoots July 23 - August 6 in Brooklyn; rehearses at least two weeks prior to production. Non-union. Compensation: meal, travel for rehearsal, credit & copy of DVD. Serious actors only please.

Jock: African American Male late 20's-30's, Definition of a Hustler.

Vanessa: Afr. Amer. female, late 20's, dealing with being pregnant.

Cardi: Afr. Amer. Male. Early 20's short.

Ms. Geena: Afr. Amer. Female. Mid 40's mother.

Ty: Afr Amer Male 30's, Troublemaker.

Felix: Latino male 30's. Drug Dealer.

Big Joe: Latino Male 30's Big imposing stature, 6'3'' or taller.

Young: 15-18 year old Afr. Amer. male, petty street hustler.

Jermaine: 20's-30's Afr Amer Male, street dude.

Honey: late 20's.

African American Female: stunningly gorgeous stripper type.

Rello: 20's-30's Afr Amer Male.

G.I.B: Early 20's African American Male, very tall.

Sal: 50's 60's Italian Male.

Latina Female: 18-25, very pretty and curvy.

Lil Sal: 20's Italian male, Sal's Son. Good looking.

Officer White: Caucasian Male 40's-50's.

Officer Burrell: African American male 40's-50's.

Gi-Gi: early 30's Afr. Amer. female, very pretty.

Female stripper: 20’s any ethnicity, incredible body.

Suspect: 20’s male, Latino or African American.

Officer Jones: 40's Afr Amer Male.

Officer Flores: late 40's Latino Male, Officer Flores' sister: early 20's beautiful young girl.

Kesha & Meka: pretty 18-24 year old girls.

Felix's Lawyer: 40's Caucasian male.

D.A.: 40's Caucasian Female, pretty, professional look.

Jewelry store owner: Israeli or Russian.

Receptionist: 20’s any ethnicity.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

New York Stage Casting Update: May 12, 2009

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Saturday, May 16th, 11:00AM - 2:00PM. The Underground Theater at St. Michael’s Church – Hamilton Park

252 9th Street between Jersey Ave and Erie Street Jersey City, NJ Sides will be provided.

J CITY Theater is holding auditions for A View Of The Dome by Theresa Rebeck. Stipend offered. All rehearsals in Jersey City. Week nights and 1 weekend day. Rehearsals begin Monday, May 18th. Performances: June 17 - June 27th. J CITY Theater is an equal opportunity employer. All races, genders are strongly encouraged to audition. For more information, please send email to info@jcity.org.

Seeking: SIX Non-Equity Actors for this ensemble piece. Actors must be skilled in movement, comedy and the ability to play multiple roles.

View of the Dome
by Rebeck, Theresa

(NEW) Dog Sees God - OPEN Auditions
Friday, May 22, 2009, 1 PM - 5 PM. Saturday, May 23, 2009, 11 AM - 4 PM. Callbacks May 24, 2009. The Barrow Group Arts Center, 312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor, NYC. Sides are available on the theatre website: http://www.thereddoortheatre.com. Bring picture and resume, stapled together. Equity audition procedures are NOT in effect. No Equity monitor provided; producer runs all aspects of the audition.

The Red Door Theatre Co. in Astoria, NY is holding open auditions for Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. Equity Showcase Code, approval pending. 1st rehearsal: June 9, 2009. Runs July 5 - 12. Managing Director: Christopher Murrah. Artistic Director: Kate Erin Gibson. Director: Susan Boulle. Play is set in a contemporary high school. Actors should be 18+, playing late teens.

Charlie Brown for a new generation.

Van: A pot smoking, semi-buddhist, "cool" guy.

Matt: The jock. Handsome, cocky, popular, a germophobe.

Beethoven: Sensitive, sexually confused, a loner. Seeking an actor who can play piano.

Tricia: Popular, attractive, loud mouthed, superficial. Enjoys boys, drugs and drinking. Marcy’s BFF.

Marcy: Popular, needs to be liked. Enjoys boys, drugs, and drinking. Tricia’s BFF.

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
by Royal, Bert V.
Paper, $8.95

(NEW) Macbeth
DJM Productions is accepting headshots for its upcoming summer production of a new, dramatic take on Shakespeare's Macbeth. Doug Spagnola, Director. Dave McCracken, Producer. Please send headshots and resumes to: Dionysus Theater's L'il Peach, 270 West 36th St., 2nd Fl., NYC, 10018. E-mail questions to info@djmproductions.net. www.DJMProductions.com. Union and Non-union performers. AEA showcase pending. Evening and weekend rehearsals begin mid June and runs 7/15 to 8/1 in Midtown. No nudity but intense sexual situations. Must be well-versed and comfortable with Shakespearean text. Ethnic actors strongly encouraged to apply.

Seeking--two men, Macbeth and Banquo, 20s to late-30s, built to be brutal warriors, and one women Lady Macbeth, 20s to late-30s, a strong woman who can control these warrior men.

(NEW) Celia The Musical, Bilingual Actors
Universal Casting is holding auditions for Celia The Musical (The Life & Music of Celia Cruz). Casting Date: 5/12,5/13,5/14, 5/18. Callback :5/15 & 5/19. Market: NYC. Union: NON UNION TALENT ONLY. Rehearsals: TBD. Opening: TBD. Rates: Ensemble $900.-$1000. Weekly. Understudy- $ 1000. Weekly. Principals: $1100. Weekly. Agency fee all inclusive. Rehearsal rate- 1/2 of the weekly rate. PLEASE Email ginger@universalcast.com. FOR AUDITION TIMES. This project is an amazing opportunity for actors, singers and dancers to join in the celebration of the life and music of the “Queen of Salsa”, Celia Cruz. Her 60-year career gained her universal appeal and is wonderfully captured in this musical tribute. Take the journey - relive and savor the memories of her high energy dance moves, incomparable vocals and charismatic personality. An experience that should not be missed.


[YOUNG CELIA] 20-30 yrs. old. Dark Skin tone. Must be a sing, dance and be a very good actress. Special quality about her – spunky personality.

[PEDRO] 25-60 yrs. old. Dark skin tone. Can be young as he will be age progressed. Major role. Must be an excellent actor! No dancing or singing required.

[CELIA’S MOM] 30-45 yrs. old. Dark skin tone. Must sing, dance and be an excellent actress. She will be the understudy for Celia.

[CELIA’S DAD] 26-40 yrs. old. Dark skin tone. Must be a decent singer and a great actor and Dancer Will be playing two additional roles.

[MALE NURSE] 25-35 yrs. old. Handsome. Great Actor. Some dancing and singing required (will also have a scene where he will perform a rap song)

[MALE DANCERS] (2): 19-30 yrs. old. Must be amazing dancers. Proficient in all styles including Latin dance. Some acting is required as some will have dialogue. One will play a manager at a club, military personnel and Celia’s aunt.

[FEMALE DANCERS] (2): 19-30 yrs. old. Must be amazing dancers. Proficient in all styles including Latin dance. Some acting is required as some will have dialogue. One will play a manager at a club, military personnel and Celia’s aunt.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

New York Stage Casting Update: May 5, 2009

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Saturday, May 9, 2009, 9 AM – Sign-in begins. 10 AM – Auditions begin. 11 AM – Sign-in ends. Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Avenue, 10th Floor, 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 prepare a brief standard R&B or gospel song that is appropriate to the character for which you are auditioning. Bring sheet music. A pianist will be provided. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

Open auditions are being held in New York City for Dreamgirls. Production Contract Tour, Tier C, $1,028/week minimum + per diem. Producer: Vienna Waits Productions, LLC; John Breglio. Music: Henry Krieger. Book/Lyrics: Tom Eyen. Director/Choreographer: Robert Longbottom. Co-Choreographer: Shane Sparks. Music Director: Sam Davis. Casting: Binder Casting. 1st rehearsal: September 21, 2009. 1st performance: Early November 2009. Runs at NYC’s Apollo Theatre, followed by Tour. Show will be newly staged and choreographed for this US Tour. Seeking for the US Tour: Effie, Deena, Lorrell and Michelle: African American women, 20s. Seeking strong, dynamic singers.

by Eyen, Tom , Krieger, Henry ( Composer )

(NEW) Once On This Island, NJ
Wednesday, May 13 at 7:30 PM & Saturday, May 16 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. At the First Presbyterian Church of Matawan, Route 34 & Franklin Street, Matawan NJ. Please prepare your best 16 bars of a song that shows off your talents. Bring sheet music (in the appropriate key) as an accompanist will be available. A dance audition will be conducted so please dress accordingly. Bring your resume & headshot (if you have one).

Spotlight Players is holding auditions for Once On This Island. Set on a Caribbean island, this calypso-styled musical tells the tale of a young girl's journey to prove that love can conquer all! Looking for a large cast, everyone is welcome. Ages 12 and up. PERFORMANCES WILL BE HELD FROM AUGUST 1 thru AUGUST 9, 2009. For more information please visit us on our website at www.SpotlightPlayers.org.

Seeking following principal roles:
Ti Moune - Girl between the ages of 16 and 20; soprano with a vocal belt. Dance skills are a plus.

Daniel Beauxhomme - Falls in love with Ti Moune. Male between the ages of 16 and 22; tenor, or high baritone.

Mama Euralie - Becomes Ti Moune’s mother. Ideally a woman between the ages of 30 and 50; mezzo soprano with a vocal belt.

Tonton Julian – Becomes Ti Moune’s father. A man between the ages of 30 and 50; baritone.

Papa Gae - the role has already been cast.

Asaka - Mother of the Earth. Woman age 18 and up; soprano with a vocal belt.

Erzulie - Goddess of Love. Girl age 16 and up; soprano.

Andrea - Daniel's fiancé. A girl between the ages of 16 and 21; mezzo soprano.

Young Ti Moune – Young girl preferably between the ages of 10 and 12; soprano. There are numerous other roles available including: storytellers, gatekeepers, peasants, etc.

The 16 Bar Theatre Audition Series

(NEW) A Doll’s House, Auditions by Appt.
Compassion Theater Company is holding auditions for Ibsen's A Doll's House, Production dates are July 20-26 at Shetler Studios in Manhattan. Auditions will be held during the week of May 16 to 23 by appointment only. Please send photo, resume, and a brief cover letter to compassiontheater@yahoo.com. Prepare a 2-3 minute monologue, and be prepared to read from the play.

Torvald Helmer,
20s to 30s. Conventional bank manager who cares deeply about his professional reputation. Condescending and subtly abusive to anyone he considers inferior, especially his wife Nora, but ends the play on a note of devastated contrition. Lead.

Nils Krogstad, 20s to 30s. A poverty-stricken loan shark who threatens to blackmail Nora into giving him the job he needs. Anguished and ambivalent over his bad behavior, especially when Nora plans to kill herself. When the woman he loves (see below Kristine) proposes, he undergoes a profound change of heart. Supporting.

Kristine Linde, 20s. Psychologically perceptive, working-class widow; Nora’s close friend. She has an unusually strong sense of self for a woman of that era, yet fears being rejected by Krogstad. She feels lost because she has "no one to work for, no one to care for." Supporting. Dr. Rank, 20s to 40s. A cynically witty physician, suffering a slow death by disease. Frequents the Helmer household, presumably due to his friendship with Torvald, but really because he is in love with Nora. Decides to die alone in order to spare others ugliness. Supporting.

Anne-Marie, 40s to 60s. A woman who left her daughter in order to gain a secure position as a live-in maid, echoing Nora’s eventual decision to leave her family.

A Doll's House
by Ibsen, Henrik Johan , McGuinness, Frank
Paper, $8.95.

(NEW) Joey Skapiloey, short film
Please send headshots and resumes to: Lucas Paskiewicz, 325 E 90th Street 3FE, New York, NY 10128.

Skapiloey Productions is casting for the short film "Joey Skapiloey," shooting in Manhattan for 7 days, starts June 23. Non-Union. Location: Manhattan. Duration: 7 days, starts June 23,2009. Non-Union artist contracts. Payment is on a lo/no/deferred basis. Director: Andy Sorge. A comedy about an adult that through his hardship's and troubles in life realizes what's really important to him and others around him.

41-50. Caucasian, born and raised in New York works in the film industry. Joey likes people to think he is important and acts confident.

Heather: 25-30, Asian, is Joey's girlfriend. She is energetic and observant. She is forever in love with Joey.

Pablo: Hispanic, is Joey's best friend. He is warm-hearted and wants to help Joey change.

Jerry Howard: Joey's worst enemy. Jerry is the star of a cooking show.