Thursday, January 28, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: Jan 26, 2010

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) BQE Ensemble
Please submit headshots and resumes to:

BQE Ensemble Theater, a new Williamsburg Theater to open September 2010, is currently accepting headshots/resumes for inaugural season of seven new plays. The BQE Ensemble will pay all actors for performances (rates will vary) but all actors will be paid.

SEEKING: M & F Actors (Adult and young adult). ALSO accepting children ages 7 to 16. All ages and types will be accepted for initial casting file. Casting sessions for season will begin in February. Actors cast in any of the plays of the inaugural season will be invited (not obligated) to participate in the Media Campaign promoting this brand new Williamsburg, Brooklyn theater.

(NEW) All My Sons
Auditions: Monday February 8, 2010 at 7:30pm and Tuesday February 9, 2010 at 7:30pm. Center Stage Community Playhouse, Foster Hall, 2474 Westchester Ave . Bronx, NY 10461. (Located 1 block north of the Zerega Ave Stop on the 6 Subway line). No Monologues. Sides Provided. Please bring Headshot & Resume. Questions: 718-823-6434

Recently on Broadway with a star-studded cast, All My Sons by Arthur Miller is set in a seemingly idyllic small town in Middle America just after World War II. Behind the picket fence is a family struggling with the havoc caused by war, greed and deception. The Keller's have lost a son to war. Mrs. Keller refuses to accept his death. The other son is having a love affair with his brother's girlfriend. Mr. Keller was sent to prison for selling defective airplane parts, but was set free even though his partner, the girlfriend's father, stayed locked up. Like the wind that destroys an apple tree in the Keller's front yard, the secrets that Miller's characters keep destroy the bonds between family and friends. The storm that opens the play is only a sprinkle compared to the storm that is unleashed when the truth is told.

Joe Keller
50s-Middle aged and prosperous, a family man whose world does not extend beyond the borders of his front yard or the gate around his factory.

Kate Keller 50s-Though she has a successful husband and a loving son, Mother cannot abandon the memory of her other son, who was lost in the war.

Chris Keller early 30s-Returning from the war as a hero, Chris found the day-to-day provincialism of his old life stifling. But Chris is a family man, and he is devoted to his parents.

Ann Deever late 20s-The beautiful Ann has not become attached to a new man since her beau Larry died in the war. Ann is mired in the past, though she has not been waiting for Larry to return. Rather, she has waited for his brother Chris to step forward and take Larry's place in her heart. She is an honest, down-to-earth girl, and she is emboldened by the strength of certain of her convictions.

George Deever 30s- newly convinced of his father's innocence, he is here to rescue his sister from entering the family of the man he believes is actually guilty.

Dr. Jim Bayliss 30s-40s- The neighborhood doctor, Jim is a good man who believes in the duty of one man to help another, but he at the same time acknowledges a man's responsibility to his family.

Sue Bayliss 30s-40s- Jim's wife Sue put her husband through medical school, and she expects more than gratitude in return.

Frank Lubey 30s-A simple neighbor, Frank has an interest in astrology.

Lydia Lubey 20s-30s- Now married to Frank, Lydia is a former sweetheart of George's.

Bert 8-11-is a neighborhood boy who plays cop-and-robber games with Joe Keller.

All My Sons
by Arthur Miller

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: Jan 19, 2010

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) The Wizard of Oz – Principals, open call
Wednesday, February 10th at 12:00pm. Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY. Please prepare 16 bars of a Legit Musical Theatre Song with sheet music in the appropriate key that shows off range (sopranos please show off your top range) and personality. Women who would like to be considered for Ms Gultch/Wicked Witch West should please prepare a suitable SHORT monologue or poem. Accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to dance. Women please bring heels and jazz shoes; men bring character and jazz shoes. All auditioning MUST bring a current headshot and resume, stapled together.

Dave Clemmons Casting will hold auditions for the upcoming (2010-2011) non-Equity national tour of The Wizard of Oz. Book by L. Frank Baum; Music & Lyrics by Harold Arlen & E. Y. Harburg with Adaptation by John Kane; Directed by Nigel West; Choreographed by Leigh Constantine; Musical Supervision by John Mezzio; Dave Clemmons Casting, Casting Director. Produced by Networks Presentations. Rehearsals for the 2010-2011 leg begin on or about October 11th, tour opens on or about November 16th and is booked through June 2011. For more information on the tour please visit: Total tour compensation packet minimum $850 per week (includes: Salary, Health Fund, Housing and Expense Allowance).

- 18 and up to play age 14 -16. Young strong tomboy. Vocal range: G below middle C - F with a legit sound. Singer who moves well. Possible flying involved. Not allergic to dogs!!

HUNK / SCARECROW- Male singer/dancer to play age 25 – 35. Strong actor with an honest quality. Sympathetic and optimistic friend. Lovable and clumsy. Must be a excellent dancer. Acrobatic skills preferred. Vocal range: strong baritone to F.

HICKORY / TINMAN- Male singer/dancer to play age 28- 40. Tall and Angular actor. Must be prepared to wear silver face makeup!! Possible flying involved. Must be physically fit. Good dancing skills required. Vocal range: strong baritone to G.

ZEKE / COWARDLY LION- Male singer who moves well to play age 30 – 45. Cuddly actor with excellent comic timing. Vocal range: strong baritone to F.

MS GULTCH / WICKED WITCH WEST- Female actor to play age 40 – 50. Tall angular mature actress. Must be prepared to fly. No singing required.

AUNT EM / GLINDA- Female singer to play age 40 – 50. More mature strong motherly character actress. Will be required to fly. Vocal range: strong soprano to Ab (at least).

UNCLE HENRY / GUARD- Male singer who moves well to play age 40- 50. Strong character actor. Good comedic skills. Vocal range: strong baritone to F.

PROF MARVEL / OZ – Male to play age 50 – 60. Strong character actor. Older father figure with an eccentric theatrical flair. Basic conjuring or sleight of hand a bonus. Must be prepared to fly off stage in balloon basket. Vaudeville song and dance man. Short simple soft shoe required.

The 16 Bar Theatre Audition Series

(NEW) Denial!, open call
Saturday February 27, 12 - 6 PM at Theater for the New City, 155 1st Ave between 9th and 10th st, New York, NY. Looking for all types, AEA or non-AEA. Please prepare 16 bar cut from contemporary musical theatre. Bring a headshot and resume stapled together. Callbacks Sun Feb 28, 1 - 6 PM at TNC.

Theater for the New City is holding open call auditions for Denial! Time to Face the Musical. Director: Aaron Pratt. Music Director: Brad Gardner. Denial! Time to Face the Musical by Nikki Jenkins is a daring satire about how far people will go to avoid reality.

Enter the world of Denial, a modern fairytale about ‘Princess’ Mandi, a wealthy New York socialite who doesn't know — or doesn't want to know —she's Black.

Amanda Gottadolla (Mandi):
Lead, African-American Female, early 20's, "Black Barbie" type, legit soprano with strong belt.

Ashley Sue: Caucasian female, "Blonde Bombshell" type, early 20's, folksy alto voice.

Daniel Goodman: Caucasian male, "Leading Man," mid-twenties, pop rock tenor.

Bee-Bee MacHelstein: Jewish/Catholic female, early 20's, tall, heavyset, sweet demeanor, pop belt.

Dee-Dee MacHelstein: Jewish/Catholic female, early 20's, super-short, fiesty, pop belt.

Stephen Q. Burkowski: Comic villain, any ethnicity, 20's, flamboyantly sinister, strong character singer.

Margharita Torres: Comic villainess, Hispanic, late 20's-early 30's, gritty, strong alto belt with some high notes.

MAN #1: African-American, late 20's-early 40's, able to play male and female, strong gospel/R&B voice.

MAN #2: Asian, plays only female characters, any age, strong comic instincts, character singer.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: Jan 12, 2010

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) Somewhere In Between, non-union
Please only submit if you feel you are truly "right" for one of the roles listed. Auditions will be held by appointment ONLY on Thursday, January 21 from 6:00-10:00. Please prepare a contemporary monologue no longer than two (2) minutes in length. Be prepared to read from the script. Callbacks will be held on Sunday, January 24. Email headshot and resume to for consideration.

Collaborative Stages is holding auditions for Somewhere in Between – World Premiere Production. Written by Ryan Sprague. Artistic Director: Brian Letchworth. Executive Director/Producer: Sarah Jane Arnegger. Synopsis: Following the death of their mother, two estranged brothers reunite with a plan to move forward. But when a secret from the past emerges, their inability to assess reality provides a glimpse of what may truly be hell on Earth. Rehearsals begin Saturday, February 13, 2010. Rehearses evenings and weekends in Manhattan. Runs March 11-21, 2010 for 11 performances at the 78th Street Theatre Lab. Non-Equity/No Pay

Seeking highly versatile and trained actors for the following roles:
Joshua – Male - Mid to Late 20s: Intelligent and thoughtful, yet introverted and private. A writer of inspirational books for the religiously inclined. He is devoutly Catholic, though his allegiance to the faith is built upon shame and fear. He is married and wants to be thoroughly settled into life. He is generally uptight and difficult to crack. He avoids conflict and is always aware of the quickest exit in the event something goes wrong. Joshua always seems to be carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders, much to the dismay of his wife and brother. He has a guilty conscience and wants to do by right by everyone who comes his way.

Greg – Male - Early to Mid 20s: Joshua's younger brother. Complete opposite of Joshua. Plays the part of a trouble maker well, but he is actually very kind and extremely generous. He does have "big kid" tendencies with a propensity for cracking jokes and generally disrupting the peace. However, he is very much the smartest person in the room – the only one with the courage to tell things as they are. Looks up to Joshua. Greg is socially promiscuous, but we get the sense that he probably doesn't have many friends. Spent much of his childhood in juvenile detention and boarding schools. An amateur photographer. He is humorously cocky and arrogant.

Lissa – Female - Mid to Late 20s: Joshua's wife. A professional volunteer, Lissa thinks her purpose in life is to help others. Rigid and virtuous, she believes in God's plan. Straightforward and conservative. Often comes across as a bitch. When she steps off her high horse, she is quite vulnerable and, for lack of a better word, human: prone to mistakes and mix-ups. She is attractive, but extremely modest. She is looking for direction and guidance.

(NEW) The Passion Play, open call by appt.
Saturday, January 16, 2010 — OPEN Auditions (Equity/non) by APPOINTMENT 12 PM — 4 PM. For appointment, call 201-865-6980, x10, M–F, 10–4, beg. 1/4. If unable to call during those times, leave message w/desired time slot & contact method; Theatre will accommodate you on a 1st-come, 1st-served basis. A monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Location: Park Performing Arts Center, 560 32nd Street, Union City, NJ 07087. Five minutes outside of the Lincoln Tunnel. See website for directions and public transportation options: Please prepare a short classical or semi-classical monologue, and a song (except for Pilate, who doesn’t sing). Best song choice would be a contemporary ballad or dramatic pop song. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

Park Performing Arts Center, Union City, NJ, is holding an open call by appointment for The Passion Play. Expected salary: $15 per hour for rehearsal, $75 per performance, plus pension contribution. LOA approval and salary level pending. 2 Equity Principal contracts available; 1 Equity Chorus contract may also be available. If unable to attend auditions, please send picture and resume via email to Producer: John P. Lewis. Music/Lyrics: Jules Rotella, Jr., Marty Rotella, Ed Sansanelli. Additional Lyrics: Meryl Tanner. Book Contributors: James Maxwell, Frank Siano, Dave Crandall, Eric Hafen, Rev. Kevin P. Ashe. Musical Adaptation: Meryl Tanner and Maria Fricke. Director: Carl Gonzalez. Musical Director TBD. 1st rehearsal: On/about January 23, 2010. Current rehearsal schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays (7 – 10 PM), Saturdays (10:30 - 2:30). Additional days in March for tech (nights/Saturdays). Full rehearsal schedule available at auditions. Performances: March 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 at 2 PM; March 25 at 10 AM. Producer’s statement: “The Director and Producer are committed to non-traditional casting. All three of these roles are open to actors of any ethnic background.”

Jesus: Mid 20s – mid 30s. Seeking an actor/singer. Jesus is a charismatic leader in a time of occupation. Able to command attention without raising his voice. Actor must be able to bring a contemporary zeitgeist to the life of Jesus while remaining true to the scriptural readings on which much of the character is based. The Jesus of the play is a real man facing real choices. Actor must appear in the show clad only in a wrapped, loin cloth-like garment while on the cross. Physical stamina is important, as Jesus is in most scenes and must perform physical tasks such as carrying the cross and standing on the cross for protracted periods. Acting is the primary focus of casting. Actor must sing (baritone – mostly ballads). Music for the show is available in three keys, so a wide range of voices can be accommodated.

Judas: Mid 20s – mid 40s. Seeking an actor/singer. Judas is a man of conviction, doing what he thinks his beliefs require of him. Actor must be believable in making the journey from conviction to questioning. The very real conflict between personal beliefs and personal loyalties plays out onstage. Sings in a rock musical style. Baritone/high baritone or tenor – music for the show is available in three keys, so a wide range of voices can be accommodated.

Pilate: 30s – 50s. Actor. No singing. The ultimate representative of Rome. A lifelong bureaucrat, stuck on the fringe of the Roman Empire, hoping to get through his tour of duty with minimum risk to his long-term career. While intellectually intrigued by Jesus, he makes decisions that are in his own best political interest despite being beset by events, the Pharisees and an aggressive wife.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: Jan 05, 2010

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) Hello, Dolly! open auditions
January 11, 13, 14 from 7-10pm. Callbacks January 16th at 1:30. Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 7 W. 83rd Street, between Columbus and CPW. Prepare 32 bars of an uptempo musical theater song. For any additional information or questions, please don't hesitate to give us a call at 646-454-3108 or drop us an email at

The Rodeph Sholom Theater Company is proud to present its fifth production in as many years - Hello, Dolly! Directed By James Valletti - Choreographed by Rachael Evans - Musical Direction by Christopher Howatt. Non-Union. This growing theater company is looking to round out its company with talented and warm individuals looking for a fun community theater experience, complete with junky cookies and a topnotch production! Duration: Feb. 8 - Mar. 9.

Seeking: Actors looking for a fun community theater experience.

Hello, Dolly!
by Jerry Herman

(NEW) The Philadelphia Story, open by appt.
OPEN Auditions (Equity/non) by APPOINTMENT: Monday, January 18, 2010, Nola Studios, 1 PM – 5 PM, 250 West 54th 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 860/767-7318. Please prepare a brief dramatic monologue OR be prepared to read from sides (provided at the audition, and available in advance at ) Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

Ivoryton Playhouse of Ivoryton, CT, is holding auditions (Equity/non) for The Philadelphia Story. SPT. $357/week minimum. Executive/Artistic Director/Stage Director: Jacqueline Hubbard Author: Philip Barry. 1st rehearsal: February 23, 2010. Runs March 10 – 28, 2010 (Wednesday, Sunday matinees; Wednesday – Saturday evenings).

Tracy Lord:
Woman, mid 20s. Strikingly beautiful. Aristocratic "virgin queen".

C. K. Dexter Haven: Man, late 20s – early 30s. Upper-class playboy.

Mike Connor: Late 20s – early 30s. Published writer of short stories. Intellectual snob who despises the lifestyles of the rich and famous.

George Kittredge: Early 30s. Self-made coal mining tycoon. A bit rough around the edges.

Liz Embrie: Late 20s – early 30s. Career girl, street-smart.

Seth Lord: 50 – 60. Tall, handsome, suave. Well-known philanderer.

Margaret Lord: 45 – 55. Sophisticated, charming, beautiful.