Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New York Stage Casting Update: Sept 22, 2009

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(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.