Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New York Stage Casting Update: July 1, 2009

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(NEW) Muffin Man - FringeNYC
Auditions will be held the week of July 13, by appointment only. Location TBA. Prepare comedic or Jazz song and comedic monologue. For an appointment, please email Camille Harris - EMAIL: camilleyoungsilly@gmail.com subject MUFFIN MAN CASTING with headshot and resume .

The Silly Jazz Company is holding auditions by appointment for Muffin Man, part of the New York International Fringe Festival. Rehearses: July 27 - Aug 13 flexible schedule. Festival is August 14-30, 2009 show times pending. Website: muffinmanthemusical.blogspot.com. SYNOPSIS: Muffin Man is a whimsical musical about a barista in love with the Muffin Man. It's her first day at work and through the advise of crazy customers and the encouragement of her new boss, she tells him how she feels. A part of the FringeHIGH program. NOTE: Seeking funny actors who sing. Small stipend.

[LYLA] Early 20's to play high schooler. Barista at the Perky Coffee Bean, funny, romantic and in love with the Muffin Man. Soprano

[JUSTIN] Early 20's to play high schooler, The Muffin Man, neighborhood boy, object of Lyla's affection. Tenor/Baritone

[KEVIN] Late 20's to Early 30's, procrastinating songwriter who makes the Perky Coffee Bean his "office space" in love with Sadie. Tenor/Baritone

[SADIE] Late 20's to Early 30's, owner of the Perky Coffee Bean, ex-sorority type who encourages Lyla's romance. Jazz influenced Alto.

[UNCLE GARY] Perky Coffee Bean regular, Lyla's uncle. He was once a lawyer, but is now a bike messenger, his life is falling through the cracks.

[CUSTOMERS] Versatile actors able to play multiple roles including:

[LYLA'S MOM] Late 30's to early 50's Kooky mom who takes many pictures of her little girl at work.

[LYLA'S DAD] Late 30's tp early 50's Supportive father who makes lame jokes.

[BOBBY] Lyla's brother full of adolescent angst.

[BRIDE] Customer of the Perky Coffee Bean who seeks advice from Sadie.

The 16 Bar Theatre Audition Series

(NEW) Echoes, non-Equity
Adam Roebuck Productions is casting Echoes, a play by Vaughn McBride, which consists of over 25 long form monologues. Minimal rehearsals Aug.-Sept. with an Off Off B'way run the 1st week of October in NYC. Email pix & résumés directly to ARPCasting@gmail.com for an appointment. No pay provided. Non-equity submissions only.

Seeking male & female actors, ages 16-60, all ethnicities.

by Vaughn McBride

(NEW) Kiss Me, Kate, CT
Mon, July 13 and Tues, 14, 2009, 7:00 - 9:00pm, TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave., New Milford (next to the CVS), New Milford, CT. All auditioners must come prepared with 16 bars of a classic Broadway show tune (something by Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers, Loesser, Lerner & Lowe, etc.) An accompanist will be provided. Auditioners also should dress comfortably and be prepared to move. KISS ME, KATE is under the direction of Bradford Blake of New Milford and the musical direction of Arnie Gross.

TheatreWorks New Milford is seeking a cast of ten men and six women - aged 18 to 60 - for its upcoming musical, KISS ME, KATE, with Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter and book by Bella & Samuel Spewack. A timeless Broadway classic, the Tony Award-winning hit musical KISS ME, KATE is based on William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" and centers on big-time actors Lilli Vanessi and Fred Graham. The formerly-married, constantly battling couple is now forced to reunite for a new musical version of "Shrew." Their onstage tussles as Shakespeare's Katherine and Petruchio are nothing compared to their offstage affairs, backstage brawls, and hilarious misunderstandings. As time goes by the couple realizes, much like the characters in the original play, that they are hopelessly bound to each other. Rehearsals begin in August with performances beginning September 25 and running through October 24 on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays. TheatreWorks is an award-winning, professional non-Equity theatre company located on 5 Brookside Avenue, just off Route 202 (next to the CVS), in New Milford, CT.

Seeking: All roles are available and both professionals and amateurs are welcome. No appointments are necessary. TheatreWorks offers a stipend to all performers, technicians, and directors. For audition sides, sheet music for the auditions, character breakdowns, and directions, visit: WWW.THEATREWORKS.US/ACTORS.

Kiss Me, Kate & Anything Goes (Vocal Selections)
by Warner Brothers Publications