Wednesday, November 25, 2009

New York Stage Casting Update: Nov 24, 2009

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(NEW) Backstory, non-Equity
Auditions: Thursday December 3rd, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Syracuse University Lubin House, 11 East 61st Street, NYC. Prepare side from show -[will provide via email]. Contact Phone: 315-443-1150/315-443-4008.

Syracuse Stage is now scheduling auditions for its upcoming BACKSTORY program, in which actors portray historic characters in Upstate NY schools. Salary, housing, rental car are provided. $525/wk. Contact: Lauren Unbekant. Show duration: 1/18 - 3/19. Non-Union.

Harriet Tubman
[contract dates: 1/18 - 2/26].
George Washington Carver [contract dates: 2/8 - 3/19].

(NEW) Love Hurts, non-Equity
GOD WILL PRODUCTIONS is casting for the non-union play Love Hurts. Starts Feb. 9, 2010. Location: New York. Please submit headshots and resumes to:

Synopsis: Four couples, one who is Caucasian who have been friends since High School are having their annual reunion. Every year they meet up at Diane’s and Wayne summer home upstate. While on their vacation, they play their usually game Truth or Dare, but this year a whole lot has changed…hidden desires and secrets are pushed to the surface. Secrets that will not just threaten this long lasting bond of friendship but the marriages and families of all involved. This play examines the inner thoughts and desires of people in love and how much they hurt if secrets are kept. Can the truth really set us free?

(27-35) Super sexy attractive African American female. She owns her own upscale salon and supports who husband, who's pursuing a gospel musical career, but never let's him hear the end of it.

Gwen (40-50 female African American) Stylish and attractive mother to Diane and Shanee. She favors Diane over Shanee and never let her hear the end of it. She's also constantly bickering with coco (Diane’s best friend). She just doesn't like her and shows it.

David (27-35) Attractive African American male. Husband to coco. Pursuing a gospel recording career. Very attractive. Must be able to sing and move well. Please prepare a song. Please email for sides.

Bree (27-35) Attractive, smart, ambitious professional, plus size African American female age 27-35. Deals with abusive husband and weight issues, must be able to sing. Please e-mail for sides.

Wayne (25-37). Supportive husband to Diane. Lawyer, mild-mannered, kindhearted.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New York Stage Casting Update: Nov 17, 2009

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(NEW) Tony N Tina’s Wedding - OPEN Auditions (Equity/non)
Thurs, Nov. 19, 10:30AM - 2:30PM, Sofia's Downstairs, 221 West 46th St. (bet Broadway & 8th Ave). New York, NY. Please prepare a short comedic monologue. Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together

Broadway Entertainment is holding open auditions for Tony N Tina’s Wedding. Director: Larry Pellegrini. Contract. Special Agreement. Ref. Off-Broadway. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. No Equity monitor will be provided.

Tina’s Mother: 45 – 55. Very dramatic.

Tony’s Father: 45 – 55. Charismatic.

Maddie: The stripper.

Vinnie the Caterer. Seeking a character actor; stand-up experience a plus.

Father Mark: The priest. Seeking a character actor.

Bridesmaids and Groomsmen: 20 – 30.

(NEW) A Handful of Dust, Dinner Theater, NJ
Please email photo/resume and part submitting for to See for more. Audition dates TBD.

MJ Productions is casting for an original musical production, A Handful of Dust, to be performed in central NJ Dinner Theater in late December. No pay.

James McGruder (lead)
—mid to late 20's, federal marshal, baritone.

Sally Clanton (lead)—early to mid 20's, local singer who dreams of hitting the big time, alto/mezzo with belt.

Rowdy Kate—mid to late 30's, patroness of a saloon. Tough and matronly.

Arturo Valenzuela—mid to late 30's, comedic vicious bandit.

Min Thu—20's-30's, traveling salesman, baritone.

esman, baritone.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New York Stage Casting Update: Nov 10, 2009

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Saturday, November 14th at 11AM. You must be signed in by 11AM in order to be guaranteed an audition. 115 W. 45th Street, 12th floor (between 6th & 7th Aves). Please line up in the order of arrival. Unofficial sign-in sheets will not be honored. The producer will run all aspects of this call. Equity audition procedures will NOT be in effect, and no Equity Monitor will be provided. Please prepare one song in the style of the show (1920's or 1930's inspired music. i.e. Ain't Misbehavin', Purlie). You will also be given a short side at the audition to read. There will be an invited dance call on a separate day. You will not be asked to dance at the open call. Please bring an updated picture & resume stapled. Equity Principal Auditions were held on Monday, November 9. Note that all actors in the production will be signed to Equity contracts.

The Vineyard Theatre is holding auditions for The Scottsboro Boys. Music & Lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb. Director: Susan Stroman. Producer: The Vineyard Theatre. Book: David Thompson. Music Director: David Loud. Casting: Jim Carnahan. ANTC. $428/week. Commitment dates: January 4 – end of February 2010.

Seeking: Male African American actors: 13-50 years old, who sing & act extremely well. Some roles require dance skills, especially tap.

(NEW) Peek - Holiday Show
Friday, November 16th, from 7pm - 10pm by Appointment only. Location will be given when appointment is made. Contact Melissa Menzie, Please note in your cover letter if you play an instrument.

The Ampersand Theatre Company of Hoboken, NJ, is casting for our upcoming holiday show, Peek. A collection of skits and holiday music. Performances will be December 19th, 2009 at the Bridge Theatre, Shetler Studios. (2, possibly 3 shows that day). Non Union only. No Pay. Salary: N/A. Performers must be able to attend all rehearsals: Tues, Dec 8th: 8:30-10:30; Mon, Dec 14th: 7:30-10:30; Tues, Dec 15th 7-10; Wed, Dec 16th 7:30-10:30;

Fri, Dec 18th 7-10; Sat. December 19th - performers will be called in the morning for a quick tech rehearsal; performances will start at 2pm.

Seeking: 2 women and 4 men of all types to play various roles. Actors must also be able to sing (or at least carry a tune) People who play piano, guitar or other instruments are strongly encouraged to audition.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New York Stage Casting Update: Nov 3, 2009

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Thursday, November 12, 2009 from 10AM - 6PM, lunch from 1-2. Irish Repertory Theatre, 132 West 22nd Street, New York City. The producer will run all aspects of this call. Equity audition procedures will NOT be in effect, and no Equity Monitor will be provided.

For an appointment, call (215) 297-8540. Please prepare a song (at least 16 bars) to sing. Auditioning performers will also be asked to read; sides will be provided at the audition. Visually-impaired performers may request an advance copy of sides when making an audition appointment. Please bring a picture and resume (with musical instrument skills highlighted), stapled together.

"Off Broadway Productions" of Carversville PA will be holding open auditions for The Irish and How They Got That Way. SPT, 318/week minimum. Producer: Howard Perloff. Author: Frank McCourt. Music: Irish Folk Songs. Director: Danielle Colombo. Choreographer: Peter John Rios. Produced by Howard Perloff. First rehearsal: December 14, 2009. Runs January 7 – April 21, 2010. At callbacks (on Friday, November 13), auditioning performers will be asked to bring their instruments. A dance audition will also be an element of the callback.

Seeking: Five Performers (M/F): Three men/two women or three women/two men. Characters are 20s – 40s. Seeking singers/instrumental musicians/actors. Irish accent a plus but not necessary. Some dance experience helpful but not necessary. All actors MUST sing and play an instrument; especially interested in piano, percussion, violin/fiddle, guitar and flute: Other instruments may also be considered.

(NEW) Non-Union Actors/Actress & SM
Auditions are by appointment only. Committed, ambitious actors please email you resume & headshot to or mail it to: The Jewish Theater of New York, Casting Dept/P93, P.O.B. 845, Times Square Station, New York, NY 10108

The Jewish Theater of New York is seeking nonunion performers plus Stage Manager for Press #93 for Kosher Jewish Girls in Krakow, a comedy about an extreme-right cult equipped with the newest in hi-tech. Rehearsals are in December/January. Play opens January 17, 2 performances a week: Sun@3 & Wed@8p. No fee for first 21 performances; fee if show continues. All actors must have excellent comic timing.

Moishe – Male, 20-27 years of age. Son of the cult leader, Moishe is a charismatic fellow in charge of preserving Modesty Rules.

Yankee – Male, 20-27. A curious man by nature, Yankee is constantly tempted by Satan.

Hayeh – Female, 18-22. Full of life, Hayeh is actually dead -- but she's the most beautiful creature ever to show up in the cult's neighborhood.

Enforcer – Male, 40-50. A tough man who finds pleasure in cruelty.