Tuesday, June 9, 2009

New York Stage Casting Update: June 9, 2009

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(NEW) The Color Purple - Nat’l Tour, Open Auditions
Monday, June 29, 2009, 10 AM (actors/singers). Callbacks will be later in the week. Chelsea Studios, 151 West 26th Street, NYC. For all talent attending open call days - please email a picture and resume to MinnickCasting@aol.com listing the city and date you are attending in the subject line and bring hard copies to the audition. For audition, please bring your picture/resume stapled together and sheet music with your best 16 bars in the correct key. Have other vocal selections prepared if asked. The director will be in attendance. For detailed character breakdown and audition and submission information, please visit http://tcpontour.com.

Joyful Noisemakers, LLC is casting for season one (2010/2011) of the non-union National Tour of The Color Purple. Competitive compensation package includes salary, per diem, travel and housing. Contracts begin February 2010. Tour point of origin is NYC. Director: Gary Griffin. Choreographer: Donald Byrd. Book: Marsha Norman. Music and lyrics: Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. Producers: Stephen B. Kane and Michael McFadden. Casting: Mark Minnick.

Seeking: Non-union performers over 18 years of age: African American talent of all types with soulful, bluesy, gospel voices, raw passion, power, range and personality.

The Color Purple: A New Musical
by Norman, Marsha
Paper. $16.95

(NEW) Cabaret - Open Auditions
Tuesday, June 30, 2009. 10 AM - Male singers who move well. 2 PM - Female dancers who sing well. Producer’s monitor begins sign-up one hour before each call. Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th St., Penthouse, NYC. The producer will run all aspects of these calls. Equity audition procedures will NOT be in effect, and no Equity Monitor will be provided. Men: Please prepare 16 bars of a song in the style of the show. Singing from the show is welcome. Some may be asked to stay and move after all have sung. Please bring dance clothing that shows off your body. Women: Please be warmed up and ready to dance when the call begins. Wear heels and dance clothing that shows off your body. Some may be asked to stay and sing after all have danced. Please prepare 16 bars of a song in the style of the show. Singing from the show is welcome. All: Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.,p> The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina in Hilton Head Island, SC is holding open auditions in New York City for Cabaret. SPT (approval/salary level pending; 2008-09 minimum weekly salary: $396). Music: John Kander. Lyrics: Fred Ebb. Book: Joe Masteroff. Director /Choreographer: Russell Garrett. Musical Director TBA. General Manager: Richard Feldman. 1st rehearsal September 8, 2009. Runs September 30 – October 25. Callbacks are planned for Wednesday, July 1. Theatre’s casting note: "All body types are requested." Theatre’s statement: "Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend."

Seeking (all roles/chorus positions available):
Emcee: German man, 20s - 40s. Sexually ambiguous, charismatic entertainer who emcees the entertainment at the Kit Kat Club. He also bridges the worlds of the cabaret and the stories taking place outside of the club. Requires a strong actor, singer, dancer.

Clifford Bradshaw: American man, 20s - 40. Writer. We see everything through this character’s eyes. Likable, passive everyman who is eventually awakened to the reality of the rising Nazi threat. Seeking a strong actor and singer.

Ernst Ludwig: German man, 20s - 40. Amiable, likable smuggler who befriends Cliff and Sally. Means well, but is revealed to be a Nazi sympathizer. Seeking a strong actor.

Herr Schultz: Jewish German man, 40s - 60s. Fruit-shop owner. Kind, charming, hardworking. In love with Fraulein Schneider. Seeking a strong actor and singer.

Male Ensemble: Six men, 20s - 40s, varying types. Performers must be strong actors and singers who move well. Play multiple characters including the club owner Max, Kit Kat Boys, Bobby, Victor, Sailors and Nazis.

Sally Bowles: British woman, 20s - 30s. Entertainer at the Kit Kat Club. Sexy and charismatic but also self-absorbed, deluded and ultimately sad figure. Seeking strong actor, singer, dancer.

Fraulein Schneider: German woman, 40s - 60s. Charming, world-weary owner of a Berlin apartment house where much of the action outside the Kit Kat Club takes place. Seeking a strong actor and singer.

Fraulein Kost: German woman, 20s - 40s. Worldly prostitute living in Fraulein Schneider's house. Comic and sometimes desperate. Seeking a strong actor.

Female Ensemble: Six women, 20s – 40, varying types and body sizes. Performer must be strong actors, singers and dancers. Play a variety of characters, but primarily portray the female performers at the Kit Kat Club.

The 16 Bar Theatre Audition Series

(NEW) Avenue Q- Non-Equity National Tour
Thursday, June 18th, 2009, Sign in begins at 10am and will close at 12pm.
10:00 am-5:00pm, Chelsea Studios, 151 w. 26th St. 6th Floor , NYC. Prepare a short song of your choice that shows off range. Please sing from the show or in the style of music apropos to specific characters. Please bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.

Worklight Productions is seeking male performers for the non-Equity tour of Avenue Q. Stephen Gabriel, Executive Producer. Director: Jason Moore. Music and Lyrics: Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx. Book: Jeff Whitty. Musical Director: Andrew Graham. Choreographer: Ken Roberson. Company Manager: Kate Eagan. Casting Director: Cindy Tolan. Casting Associate: Adam Caldwell. Avenue Q was the winner of the 2004 Tony awards for Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score. It is a musical focusing on a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city, seeking their purpose in life, who find themselves living on humble Avenue Q. For more info on the show, please visit their website at www.avenueq.com.

Seeking: Men of all ethnicities for upcoming Non-Union national tour. Important note: previous puppetry experience not required.

Princeton/ Rod: 20s. Princeton: He is sweet, charming, cute and sincere. He has recently moved to Avenue Q where he learns life lessons the hard way from puppets and humans alike. Loveable and appealing…Rod: A closeted homosexual / conservative investment banker who is trying to come to terms with his sexuality with the help of Nicky, his best friend and roommate. Must be a strong singer/ actor with great comedic timing. Vocal style: Contemporary musical theatre with a pop flair. Must be able to sustain a High G comfortably. Puppeteer skills a plus but not necessary.

Nicky/Trekkie Monster/Bad Idea Bear: 20s - 40s. Nicky: An unemployed, cute twenty-something who is Rod’s roommate. Charming and undeniably cute, he has no problems with Rod being gay.

Trekkie Monster: He lives on Avenue Q in the same building that Princeton moves into. An odd monster who has a big heart, he invested in the internet and is secretly a millionaire.

Bear: A cute and charming little boy bear who, with the help of his counterpart, girl bear, is a very bad influence on Princeton. Must be a strong singer/ actor with great comedic timing and skill with different character voices. Vocal style: Contemporary musical theatre with a pop flair. Must be able to sustain a High A comfortably. Strong puppeteer skills a plus but not necessary.

Brian: 20s – 40. A chubby, laid-back, wannabe comedian who is unemployed. He is married to Christmas Eve, who is constantly badgering him to get a job. Must be a strong singer/ actor with great comedic timing. Vocal style: Contemporary musical theatre with a pop flair.

Gary Coleman: Mid 20s - 40s. An African American male actor. Former celebrity and now lives/works on Avenue Q. Funny and sardonic, with a unique and vivid presence. Has lived life. Must be a strong singer/ actor with great comedic timing. Can be any physical type. Vocal style: Contemporary musical theatre with a pop flair. Bari-tenor.

Avenue Q: Vocal Line with Piano Accompaniment
by Lopez, Robert
Paper. $16.95

(NEW) Driving Under the Influence - Non-Union Short Film
Please send headshot and resume to lightsOutProductions2009@gmail.com.

Lights Out Productions is casting for the short film 'Driving Under the Influence'. (DV Format). This project is a short comedy that involves the exploration of first impressions and the power of influential suggestion during a road trip to the 'party of the year'. Watch as chaos ensues for one man, unwarranted blame is placed on another, and 3 friends watch in amusement as it all unfolds! Director: Thomas Iannaco. Production to take place in July and August on Long Island and Manhattan. This production is for NO PAY. Compensation will be provided for food and travel expenses. Non-Union.

Seeking: Danielle: Female. Mid 20's. Very similar personality to J.T. Loves to work her magic to make things funny in her own way. Finds humor in the oddity of things. Good sense of humor and personality. Girlfriend to J.T.

J.T.: Male. Mid 20's. Loves to party, but to blend in. Works behind the scenes to make things funny, and to do it in his own way. Intelligent, with a good sense of humor. Boyfriend to Danielle.

Sam (Samantha): Female. Mid 20's. A tomboy type who thinks like guys do, loves her guy friends, and is very comfortable being one of the 'guys'. Down to earth personality and fun loving.

Sean: Male. Mid 20's. The life of the party. Everyone wants to be like him, and around him. Great sense of humor, but a socially uncaring individual with a personality that is addicted to fun. Could be considered by some to be 'party stupid.'

Keith: Male. Mid 20's. Usually a happy-go-lucky individual, he is about to discover he has a bad temper.