Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New York Stage Casting Update: Sept 29, 2009

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) BOYNTON BEACH CLUB: a musical — OPEN Auditions
Thursday, October 8, 2009 from 2PM - 5PM, at The York Theatre Company at St. Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Ave. Enter on East 54 Street bet Lexington and Third, New York, NY. Equity audition procedures are NOT in effect. No Equity monitor provided. Producer runs all aspects of the audition. Prepare a musical theatre song, that shows off your voice and personality. Bring sheet music, pianist provided. Bring picture and resume, stapled together. If you are unable to attend and wish to be considered for Boynton Beach Club please mail your picture and resume to: Mark Simon Casting, 240 W. 44th Street, New York, NY 10036, ATTN: BEACH.

The York Theatre Company will be holding open auditions for Boynton Beach Club: A Musical. James Morgan, Brian Blythe, NYC. Equity 29-hour reading; $150 stipend. Director: Gabe Barre. Book: Susan Seidelman. Music: Ned Paul Ginsburg. Lyrics: Michael Colby. Musical Director: TBA. Casting: Mark Simon. Rehearses: November 9 - 18, 2009 (approximate). Reading date: November 19 and 20. NOTE: Based on the movie Boynton Beach Club. We will work around show schedules.

Seeking all ethnicities for the following:
Jack Goodman: 60s, a widower, old fashion manners, "a gentleman" nice looking, may be a bit out of shape. Voice: High baritone LEAD.

Harry Fanelli: Early 60s. Hip- a ladies man. Confident. A good comedic actor. Voice: High baritone. LEAD.

Lois Paulson: 50s. Vivacious, sexy, blonde a +, still very attractive. An interior decorator, she is also emotionally generous and helpful. Voice: Soprano or mezzo with high notes. LEAD.

Marilyn Carter: Around 60. Traditional housewife, she was very dependent on her husband. She is still struggling with his sudden death. We see her heal and become strong, independent and confident. Voice: Alto with high notes or mezzo, solid belt. LEAD.

Donald Best: 50s, tall, charismatic, a Prince Charming. Lois’ boyfriend. Classy, confident, intelligent but secretive. Voice: High baritone or bari-tenor.

Sandy Wells: 60s. Sexy, attractive, elegant, yet shows her insecurity and need to please. Voice: Mezzo or soprano. Actors to play multiple roles from the following:

Singing Trio: Lois’s friends from the Bereavement Club:

Camille: Sexy, funny, plump.

Mimi: Sweet, prim, ditzy.

Roz: Around 60. Feisty, direct, tells-it-like-it is.

Florence: 40s. Internet dater, gorgeous with a secret life. Seeking a truly versatile actress, she also plays Anita, 60s, self-centered, comically gauche, platinum blonde plus other characters. Voice: Sulty alto with high notes or mezzo.

Harry Fanelli’s Card-Playing Friends: (Jazz group singing a +):

Bernie: 60s. Gawky, nervous. Good character type to play multiple roles. Voice: Tenor.

Marv: 60s. Candid, brusque. 5’10"+ slim, a good dancer plus other characters Voice: Baritone.

Milton: 60s. Horny, sardonic, good character actor to play other roles. Voice: Bass with great low notes.

The 16 Bar Theatre Audition Series

(NEW) The Talk, auditions by appt.
Auditions by appointment Saturday, October 3 from 10am-1pm. Electronic submissions only. Please email headshot and resume to thetalkplay@gmail.com In subject line please state role you are submitting for. Sides and script will be made available online with audition slots.

Gabrielle Fox in association with John Chatterton is holding auditions for The Talk, directed by Troy Miller as part of Short Subjects (continued) at Where Eagles Dare Studios. The Talk explores what happens when a family struggles to keep a secret a secret. Perceptions, distortion and manipulation in a suburban home. Also seeking stage manager. First rehearsal Monday October 12. Performance dates November 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22.

40 year old man. Typical suburban male business casual. Lean and fit. Married to Michelle and a closeted homosexual.

Marty: 40 year old man. Grew up with David. Openly gay. Good looking, well groomed. Jake’s Godfather.

Jake: 12 year old son of David and Michelle. Typical kid but with the air of wisdom and maturity that can come from dealing with dysfunction.

Michelle: 39 year old woman. Typical suburban woman, happy on the surface with depression and anger lingering underneath.

Ray: 50 year old man. Rough around the edges. Michelle’s brother. A lawyer only out for himself.

Currently Casting

The Barrow Street Theatre, Off-B’way


NYC Audition by appt. ASAP   

White Horse Theatre Co.


NYC Audition in late Oct./early Nov. by appt.

Actors Shakespeare Co. @ NJCU


NJ Audition 9/29

National Tour


NYC Audition EPA 9/30

Folger Theatre, DC


NYC Audition EPA 9/30

Capital Repertory Theatre


NYC Audition by Appt. 9/30

Maltz Jupiter Theatre, FL


NYC Audition EPA 10/5

Geva Theatre & Syracuse Stage


NYC Audition by Appt. 10/5-10/7

Blackfriars Playhouse, VA










NYC Audition by Appt. 10/12

Arkansas Repertory Theatre



NYC Audition by Appt. 10/12 & 10/13

Two Rivers Theatre Company


NYC Audition by appt. 11/3 & 11/4

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New York Stage Casting Update: Sept 22, 2009

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) Dear Edwina
Open call for male and female singer/actors who move well will be held Monday, October 5, 2009 at 10 a.m. Please sign in by 10:00 a.m. Location: Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY. Please prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song with sheet music in the appropriate key that shows off range and personality, and bring your book. All auditioning MUST bring sheet music for a piano accompanist and a current headshot/resume, stapled together. Typing may occur.

ALL ETHNICITIES STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. All positions are paid. Dave Clemmons Casting is holding auditions for the upcoming off-Broadway run of Dear Edwina. Music by Zina Goldrich; Book and lyrics by Marcy Heisler; Directed by Timothy McDonald; Choreographed by Steven Kennedy; Casting Director – Joy Dewing; Produced by Daryl Roth. Rehearsal begins Nov. 30, 2009; opens Dec. 11, 2009 at DR2 Theatre, New York, NY. Runs through February 15, 2010.

Seeking: Versatile male and female actors, excellent singers who move well, 18 and up, all types and ethnicities, with a great sense of humor (impressions and/or characters a plus) to play:
Edwina: Belt w/ a high mix and wide range. 13-year-old advice giver extraordinaire, also director/choreographer/star of the Spoonapple Repertory Theatre. Bright, creative, ambitious, wise.

Billy: Comedic baritenor, overweight, obnoxious, gross but loveable.

Kelli: Mix w/ soprano to high C, Edwina's cool and sophisticated ballerina next-door neighbor, who also triples as Katie Spoonapple, Edwina's little sister, a nerdy math whiz; and Ann Van Buren, a talent scout.

Bobby: Tenor, the new kid. Quiet, shy – but still waters run deep.

Annie: Belt w/mix, low G to high G, Edwina's friend, and Girl Scout cookie selling champion.

Scott: High tenor, must have hi A, Edwina's friend, shy and helplessly in love with Edwina.

The 16 Bar Theatre Audition Series

(NEW) Theatre HAN
Auditions by appointment only. Email headshot/resume to theatrehan@gmail.com.
Theatre HAN, critically acclaimed off-off theatre company for its inaugural production of Gao Xingjian's The Bus Stop, will present Chekhov's short plays this December–

The Proposal, The Bear, and Swan Song (Translation by Paul Schmidt). The show will run from December 1st through December 20th (16 performances) at Theatre 54, 244 West 54th Street, NYC. Pending Equity Approval. Looking for stage-worthy actors dedicated to truthful performance. Theatre HAN strongly promotes multi-cultural, multi-racial casting. Minorities strongly encouraged to audition.

The Proposal:

Stepan Stepanich Chbukov:
male, a landowner, in his sixties.

Ivan Vassilievich Lomov: male, neighbor, in his thirties.

The Bear:
Grigory Stepanovich Smirnoff:
male, landowner, in his thirties.

Luka: male, an elderly servant.

Swan Song:
Vasily Vasilich Svetlidov:
male, an actor, about 68 years old.

Nikita Ivanich: male, the prompter, an old man.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New York Stage Casting Update: Sept 15, 2009

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) Die, Mommie, Die!
Thursday Sept 17th at 7:30pm, Foster Hall, 2474 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461
Take the 6 train to Westchester Square Station and take a right out of the station.
718-823-6434. Sides will be provided. Monologues okay but not required. Email contact JThad78@comcast.net.

Center Stage Community Playhouse is holding auditions for Charles Busch's zany parody Die, Mommie, Die!, directed by Shani Murfin (A New Brain). This comic melodrama evokes the 1960's movie thrillers that featured such aging cinematic icons as Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Lana Turner and Susan Hayward. Faded pop singer, Angela Andrews, is trapped in a corrosive marriage to film producer, Sol Sussman. In her attempt to find happiness with her younger lover, an out of work TV star, Angela murders her husband with the aid of a poisoned suppository. In a plot that reflects both Greek tragedy as well as Hollywood folklore, Angela's resentful daughter, Edith, convinces Angela's emotionally disturbed son, Lance, to avenge their father's death by killing their mother. Lance, demanding proof of Angela's crime, slips some LSD into her after-dinner coffee, triggering a wild acid trip that exposes all of Angela's dark secrets. Production Dates: November 6, 7, 8, 13, 4, 15, 20, 21, 2009 Evenings at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. No Pay.

Angela Arden
- 40s - Aging singing star of indeterminate age, in the style of the aging screen sirens of the 1960's. Can be played by a woman or a Female Impersonator.

Edith Sussman - 21 - Daddy's girl with a manipulative twist in a Mod package.

Bootsie Carp - 30s+ - Dedicated family housekeeper with a drinking problem and a love for Jesus.

Tony Parker - 30s - Hollywood actor with a reputation.

Sol Sussman - 50s - Movie producer mogul with constipation.

Lance Sussman - 19 - Son with gay tendencies and occasional explosive rage.

(NEW) Play On!, CT
Tuesday, September 15th & Wednesday, September 16th at 7:00 pm in the Town Hall Council Chambers at 131 Cedar Street (Rt. 175) in Newington, CT. Email: tnos1@juno.com.

Theatre Newington On Stage, a non-profit, community theatre group in existence since 1962, announces auditions for the Rick Abbot comedy Play On! Ever been in that show that you knew was going to implode on opening night? When a theatre group is offered a royalty-free play, Murder Most Foul from a novice playwright, they welcome the chance to return the theatre’s finances "to black ink" for the first time in years. They rehearse desperately, amid non-stop interference from the authoress, who continually revises the script until almost opening night. During the actual performance anything that can go wrong does. The actors are awful, the script is appalling, and the props malfunction. The "play within a play" somehow strikes all the right notes in this wildly discordant comedy.

Rehearsals begin on Sunday, October 18th and the show will run Friday and Saturday evenings December 11th and 12th. Performances will be held in the beautiful Scottish Rite Temple Auditorium, located at 207 Deming Street in Newington. This is TNOS’ third appearance at this venue. Those who prefer working behind the scenes or in front of the house are also encouraged to attend. TNOS is accessible by phone: (860) 202-9793 and electronically: Website: www.theatrenewington.org. Email: tnos1@juno.com.

Seeking: seven women (playing mid-20'-60’s) and three men (playing late 20’s-60’s). British accents are required for three female and all male characters. Scripts will be available at audition sessions for cold readings.

Currently Casting

Arkansas Repertory Theatre


NYC Audition EPA 9/15 & 9/16



NYC Audition EPA 9/16

Florida Studio Theatre, FL


NYC Audition EPA 9/21 - Sub. Deadline 9/11

Blackfriars Playhouse, VA










NYC Audition by Appt. 10/12

Two Rivers Theatre Company


NYC Audition by appt. 11/3 & 11/4

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

New York Stage Casting Update: Sept 8, 2009

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

Auditions will be held as soon as possible, by appointment only. Please send cover letter, headshot & resume to Aliza Shane at lookingglass.aliza@gmail.com. Seeking non-union actors who are good at comedy and improvisation as the process will be extremely collaborative. The play will be classical mixed with modern - so actors should be skilled at both genres. Musical or dancing ability, ability to play a musical instrument is a plus. All roles can be played by actors of any ethnicity.

The Looking Glass Theatre of New York City is casting for Are You There, Zeus? It’s Me, Electra, a new tragicomedy based on the Greek tragedy Electra, written & directed by Aliza Shane. Evening and weekend rehearsals begin early September. Performs October 28-November 22, Thursday-Sunday, evenings only. A New Tragicomedy Based on Sophocles’s Electra. Electra is angry, ruthless, and hell- bent on revenge. Too bad she’s only 16… All characters will be played by adults.

ORESTES: male, Electra’s long lost brother who has returned to help her with her plan, able to play a teenager;

PYLADES: Male or Female, Orestes’ friend who returns with him to help carry out the plan, able to play a teenager;

CLYTEMNESTRA: female, Electra’s mother, an evil predator, who murdered her first husband and moved on to a much younger man, a 40’s-50’s cougar;

AEGISTHUS: male, Clytemnestra’s dumb, vapid and good looking new boy toy, a male bimbo, early 20’s.

(NEW) Duet for Solo Voice - Non-Union
Please email photo and resume (with one full length shot, optional) ASAP to duetforsolovoice@gmail.com or mail photo and resume to Attn: Duet Casting, c/o Stanley Sherman, 203 West 14th St, Studio 5F, New York, NY 10011. Off-off Broadway, no pay but a lot of fun! More info on the play: www.duetforsolovoice.com.

Announcing non-union auditions for immediate casting of a male-female couple for Duet for Solo Voice, a play by David Scott Milton and directed by Stanley Allan Sherman. Performances: Theatre for the New City, September 24 to October 11, 2009. Th-Sat at 8:00 pm, Sun at 3:00 pm, runs one hour.

Seeking: 1 Male and 1 Female, to supply offstage voices and play a hooker and her customer who fall through the ceiling when the desk clerk pulls on a pipe. It's a sight gag, no stunt work required. Favor male who approximately resembles the actor playing the night clerk: Caucasian, brown hair, tall, slender to medium build, age unimportant. Insults the desk clerk. Doubles for the KGB agent who is pursuing him

Thursday, September 3, 2009

New York Stage Casting Update: Sept 3, 2009

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) Traveling Lantern Theatre Co.
Please submit info ASAP to doren@travelinglantern.com. Interview/auditions will be by appointment.

The Traveling Lantern Theatre Co. is seeking one male actor to play Scrooge and multiple parts in The Sword in the Stone for the Fall 09 tour. The actor MUST own a vehicle with valid insurance. These are 45 minute plays for children performed at NY public libraries and elementary schools in NY and NJ. Portable sets, costumes and props are the actors responsibility to transport. Independent contractor contracts non-union. Prior experience a plus. Rehearsals begin first week of Oct. with bookings from Oct. 15th thru Dec. 23rd. Over 40 bookings so far with more to come. Must have flexible day schedule. Please visit our web-site for more about our company at www.travelinglantern.com

Rehearsal stipend + $60.00 per show and gas mileage.

(NEW) Prospect Theater Company
To be considered for an audition appointment (Sept. 3-12) please email headshot and resume to prospectcasting@gmail.com. More info at www.ProspectTheater.org.

The Prospect Theater Company of New York, NY is seeking outstanding non-union singers/actors to participate in musical theater projects for its 2009/2010 season, including a new youth musical, to be developed during the fall of 2009.

of all age ranges, types, and ethnic backgrounds.

Children, ages 9-14, from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

(NEW) MARIA MY LOVE, feature
Please submit headshot, resume and link to reel/videos if applicable to 3daughterscasting@gmail.com. Submission deadline: September 17, 2009.

3 Daughters Films, LLC is casting for the feature film "Maria My Love." SAG Ultra Low Budget Agreement. SAG Rep: Renae Robinson. Prod # 247293. Filming in HD, September and October, in New York. Minimums: $100 Per Day. SAG ultra low budget rate $100/day, meals, DVD (n/a). Maria My Love is inspired by a true story -- it's about a 22 year-old woman who, in an effort to recover from the death of her mother, sets out on a quest to help people, but winds up encountering situations more emotionally and morally complicated than she had expected to find.

Expectant Mother/Nursing Mother:
Female. Visibly pregnant or nursing a newborn; any age.

Bakery Shop Owner: Female. Looking for authentic NJ or Italian accent; the older the better (at least 30 yrs).

Sean: Male. Late 20's-late 30's; Wall Street Type.

Wall Street Guys: Male. Late 20's-late 30's; Wall Street types.

Fruit Vendor: Female. Hispanic; Authentic accent preferred. 20's-40's.

Patty: Female. Singer; 30's preferred; any ethnicity/ interesting looks.

Musicians/Buskers: Unimportant/Male or Female. Talented/interesting musicians and/or buskers.

Old Lady: Female. Description: The older the better (minimum late 60's; prefer 70's/80's/90's).

(NEW) Vitamin P.I., short film
Please email headshot/resume to jgillproductions@gmail.com with the character you're submitting for in the subject line. Auditions are by appointment only on Saturday, September 12th or Sunday the 13th at Shetler Studios 244 West 54th street, 12th Floor between Broadway and 8th Avenue.

J. Gill Productions is casting for the short film, Vitamin P.I. Director: Jacqueline Gill. Vitamin P.I. is a Brooklyn College thesis film. It's about a young entrepreneur, believing his business is being assisted by a young woman who instead is going to take him down.

It will be shooting over a 4 day weekend in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania in late October or early November. $100, meals, housing, transportation, copy provided.

SAG student film agreement and non-SAG.

Lisa Williams:
Lisa is a very attractive 24-year old woman who grew up in the Catskills and now lives in New York City working for a private investigator. She goes back to the Catskills to manipulate and destroy a vitamin company that is in competition with one of her clients. She appears sweet and flirty throughout most of the film until the end when it is apparent she's a cold-hearted bitch.

Billy Jenkins: Billy is a very attractive 26-year old former high school quarterback living in the Catskills of NY. His glory days are over and he's trying to make a living by selling sports vitamins to athletes. Unfortunately, he's not a bright as he would like to think and gets taken advantage of by a woman who appears to be something she's not.