Tuesday, February 16, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: Feb 16, 2010

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(NEW) The Rocky Horror Show, NJ
AUDITIONS by appointment only. Thursday, February 25th 2010, Stage Stars, 415B Cleveland Ave. Highland Park, NJ 08904. “Phantoms” (Dancers): 6:00-8:00pm. Main Characters & “Rocky Horror Fans” (Vocalists): 8:30-9:30p.m. For an appointment, please email for audition time PRIOR to auditions: StageStars@rocketmail.com.

Stage Stars is holding auditions by appointment for The Rocky Horror Show. Director/Choreographer, Jamie Marie Hannigan. Creative Director/Choreographer, Serena Soffer. Please bring headshot & resume. Please also come prepared with a short comedic monologue & at least 16 bars of an upbeat pop/rock song fitting to the character you will be auditioning for. You may also prepare a monologue and vocal selection from the show. Dancers also bring headshot & resume. Come prepared to dance for the first cut, and if you are asked to stay, sing at least 16 bars of an upbeat pop/rock song. Performances: April 23rd-25th, George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick,N.J. & April 30th-May2nd, N.Y.C.Venue, T.B.A. No Pay, but great exposure. MUST be available for ALL scheduled rehearsals. A Tentative rehearsal schedule will be available at auditions.

Seeking Non-Equity Males & Females 20’s and older only. All auditioning for the Main Characters and Rocky Fans.

(NEW) City of Angels, open auditions
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 and Thursday, March 4, 2010, 7 PM — 9 PM each day. Sign up begins 6:30 PM each day. Gallery Players, 199 14th Street, Brooklyn, NY. Equity audition procedures are NOT in effect. No Equity monitor provided. Producer runs all aspects of the audition. AEA members receive priority. Please prepare 16 bars of a jazz standard or a musical theater song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music in the correct key, no lead sheets. An accompanist will be provided. Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

The Gallery Players, Brooklyn, NY, is holding OPEN auditions (Equity/non) for City of Angels. Equity Showcase, approval pending.Producer: Becca Goland-Van Ryn. Director: Trey Compton. Book: Larry Gelbart. Lyrics: David Zippel. Music: Cy Coleman. 1st rehearsal: March 27, 2010, for 5 weeks (evenings and weekends). Runs: May 1 – 23, 16 performances, Thursday thru Sunday. Callbacks on March 7 and March 9. All rehearsals and performances take place at The Gallery Players 199 14th St. Brooklyn, NY (Park Slope). For more information about The Gallery Players please visit: www.galleryplayers.com. SYNOPSIS: With the exceptions of Stine and Stone, everyone in City of Angels doubles in both worlds; one being Stone’s sleek black and white world from a detective novel/film noir movie that Stine is writing, the second being a colored world where Stine is getting his novel made into a movie. Both worlds are located in 1940s Los Angeles. Unless otherwise noted, the real life characters will be listed first and the movie characters second.

Male, 25-40. Strong Bari-tenor. A successful New York fiction writer in the process of adapting his novel for the screen. Extremely intelligent and ambitious, but easily tempted.

Stone: Male, 30-45. Baritone. Stine’s protagonist in his novel and his alter ego. A private eye detective and ex-cop whose hard shelled grittiness is matched by a sex appeal and deep sensitivity. Must have some hand –to-hand combat training. A Humphrey Bogart type.

Gabby/Bobbi: Female, 25-40. Alto with belt. Gabby is Stine’s wife. She is sharp, confident and independent although constantly hurt. Bobbi is Stone’s soul mate and ex-wife who starts as a nightclub singer and ends up as a prostitute. Looking for a Vivien Leigh or Mary Astor type.

Donna/Oolie: Female, 20-35. Mezzo with strong belt. Donna is Buddy’s secretary and Oolie is Stone’s secretary. Both are brassy, hard working women who are constantly taken advantage of by the men they work for. A Martha Raye or Eve Arden type.

Buddy Fidler/Irwin S. Irving: Male, 30-60. Baritone. Buddy is a mega-movie producer/director ala David O. Selznick. Irwin is a womanizing movie mogul. Both men are more concerned with money and product before integrity and art.

Carla/Alaura Kingsley: Female, 30-40. Mezzo. Carla is Buddy’s glamorous movie star wife and Alaura is a femme fatale and the wife of the older millionaire, Luther Kingsley. She exudes mystery, class, and sex. A Lana Turner type.

Avril Raines/Mallory Kingsley: Female, 18-25. Mezzo with strong belt. Avril is a Hollywood starlet whose looks far exceed her intelligence. Mallory is the seductive and impetuous daughter of Luther Kingsley and step-daughter of Alaura. Looking for an Ann Margret or Grace Kelly type.

Pancho Vargas/Lt. Munoz: Male, 30-45. Bari-tenor. Vargas is a popular Latin actor ala Fernando Lamas who ends up playing Munoz in the film. Munoz is a police lieutenant and ex partner of Stone’s. Must be a good mover.

Jimmy Powers/Peter Kingsley: Male, 20-40. Tenor. Jimmy Powers is a crooner/matinee idol. A young Mel Torme or Perry Como. Peter Kingsley is the charming, yuppie son of Luther Kingsley and step-son of Alaura. Looking for a strong singer.

Werner Krieger/ Luther Kingsley/ Gaines: Male, 50-70. Any vocal type. Werner is an older actor who ends up playing Luther in the film. Luther is a wealthy industrialist in the process of dying. Gaines is a police commissioner.

Angel City 4: Four dynamic singer/mover/actors who are experienced in tight jazz harmonies ala The Manhattan Transfer. They act as narrators, characters in both worlds, and their own four part singing group: 2 men, 2 women – Soprano and Alto: The two women will also play all of the other female parts: Margaret, Margie, Bootsie, Anna, Employees on Set, Club Patrons, Party Guests, etc. Tenor and Bass: The two men also play many other roles including: Mahoney, Yamato, Gilbert, Shoeshine Boy, Employees on Set, Club Patrons, Party Guests, etc.

Male Ensemble Member 1: Any age. Tenor. Looking for a shorter actor who can move well to play many character roles including: Sonny, Del DaCosta, Pasco, Gene, Hospital Orderly, Butler, Man with Camera, Club Patron, etc. Must have some hand-to-hand combat training.

Male Ensemble Member 2: Any Age. Baritone. Looking for a bigger actor (either in weight, height or both) to play many character roles including: Big Six, Dr. Mandril, Hospital Orderly, Man in Phone Booth, Studio Engineer, Guard, Club Patron, Party Guest, etc. Must have some hand-to-hand combat training.

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