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.