Tuesday, July 27, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: July 27, 2010

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) Le Chateau, auditions by appt.
Auditions by appointment only. Please email Pics/Resumes and request for audition time to: everetteproduction@gmail.com. For additional info, please call Demedrius Charles (646) 552- 9594 or Courtney Everette (646) 831 2183. Auditions will be held Saturday, July 31st, at Studios 353, 353 West 48th St, 2nd floor.

Producers Demedrius Charles and Courtney Everette will hold auditions for Le Chateau a new play written in poetic style by Demedrius Charles and directed by Courtney Everette. Le Chateau tells the story of three women who deals with the harsh reality of life in a house of prostitution in New Orleans red-light district in 1900. Play will be presented at the Paul Robeson Theatre, 30 Greene Ave Brooklyn, NY, beginning Thursday, Sept 9th. Rehearsals begin Monday, Aug. 9th.

(white) -last 30's to early 40's,

Tatiana (black) -early 30's,

Lily (light skin black woman) - early 20's,

Madam (white) -late 40's-to early 50's, Music man black) - early 30's with some music ability.

Anna (black) 20's,

Jane (black) 20's and also looking to cast a

Male Little person (white or black)- 30-40's.

(NEW) Doubt, NJ
Wednesday, August 18th at 7:30 - 9:30 PM & Sunday, August 22nd at 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Center Playhouse (35 South Street, Freehold NJ). ~ Please prepare a 2 minute MEMORIZED dramatic monologue. Cold readings from the script will also be conducted. Please bring your resume and headshot (if you have one). Rehearsals will start right after Labor Day and be conducted Sunday - Thursday evenings. Performances will run from October 15 - November 14, 2010. Please contact the Director with any questions at AnthonyLGreco@Aol.com. For more info visit us on the web at www.CenterPlayers.com.

Center Players, the award-winning resident theatre company of Freehold, is holding OPEN auditions for the first show of their 10th Anniversary Season…Doubt. John Patrick Shanley’s Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize winning drama. Directed by Anthony Greco.

Seeking: ALL ROLES OPEN! Looking to fill the following roles …

SISTER ALOYSIUS BEAUVIER: female, 50+. The principal of the St. Nicholas school. She is stern, suspicious, and cynical, making a point of showing the students no weakness and discouraging signs of weakness in the nuns under her.

FATHER FLYNN: male, 30s - early 40s. Comes from a working-class background, and he is comfortable with the boys of his parish. He teaches religion and physical education. His manner with the boys, shown is tough yet caring: he offers advice; criticizes; even pokes at fun. Father Flynn believes in being open and caring, that he follows the Bible’s teachings of love.

SISTER JAMES: female 20s. An earnest young nun who starts out eager to teach her students and pique their interest in history. She believes the best of her students and approaches their problems with compassion and sympathy. These are qualities that Sister Aloysius warns her against

MRS. MULLER: female, African-American, late 30s - early 40s. The mother of Donald Muller, the first black child to attend St. Nicholas. She has been afraid that he would meet with hostility in the predominantly Irish and Italian neighborhood and was comforted to know that Father Flynn formed a close bond with the boy.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: July 20, 2010

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) What the Butler Saw, Open Call
Monday, July 26, 2010 and Tuesday, July 27, 2010. 7 PM – 8:30 PM each day. Gallery Players, 199 14th Street (between 4th and 5th Aves), Brooklyn (Park Slope), NY. No appointment/submission necessary. First come first serve, however AEA receive priority. Equity audition procedures are NOT in effect. No Equity monitor provided. Producer runs all aspects of the audition. Please prepare a contemporary comedic monologue. Selections from Orton and similar work with British accents encouraged. Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

The Gallery Players will be holding an open call in Brooklyn for What the Butler Saw. Brooklyn, NY. Equity Showcase. Producer: Neal J. Freeman/The Gallery Players. By Joe Orton. Director: Zac Hoogendyk. 1st rehearsal: 8/14/10 for 4 weeks (evenings & weekends). Run: 9/11–9/26, 12 perfs Thur – Sun.

Dr. Prentice:
Male, late 30s-50s. Head of a Mental Health Clinic who tries to seduce his prospective secretary.

Mrs. Prentice: Female, late 30s-50s. The doctor’s wife, a closet nymphomaniac.

Geraldine Barclay: Female, early 20s. A somewhat naive young woman applying for the position of secretary at Dr. Prentice’s clinic.

Nicholas Beckett: Male, early 20s. A pageboy at the Station Hotel who is blackmailing Mrs. Prentice.

Dr. Rance: Male, 40s-60s. A Government inspector visiting Dr. Prentice’s clinic.

Sergeant Match: Male, 30s-50s. A policeman.

Directions: Take the R to 9th St. or the F to 4th Ave. in Brooklyn. The “R” can be accessed at the Atlantic/Pacific station in Brooklyn which is served by the 2,3,4,5,N,B,D and Q trains from Manhattan. All rehearsals and performances take place at The Gallery Players. For more information about The Gallery Players please visit: www.galleryplayers.com.

(NEW) Theater of the Mother of God, Photo/Resume Request
Please email headshots and resumes to Vincent Ronci Gaeta at taskxb@aol.com.

Casting for Theater of the Mother of God, Directed by V. Ronci Gaeta, former protege of Stella Adler, presently directing in Milan and Rome, Italy, for Our Lady of Lourdes, Malverne, L.I. Single performance, rehearsals 3 hours a week, to start immediately for mid September. No salary. Will pay transportation to and from rehearsals.

Seeking: Mature actor (35-50) wanted for the role of the Mary, Mother of God. Challenging Monologue.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: July 13, 2010

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) Adam Roebuck Productions, Photo/Resume Request
Email pix & résumés to schedulemepleaseadam@gmail.com. Email submissions only. No pay provided. Non-Equity.

Adam Roebuck Productions is casting three upcoming productions: Trepidation Nation: A Phobic Anthology, which includes 16 short 1 acts including plays by Stepen Belber (TAPE) and Warren Leight (Sideman); The Auditions by Don Zilidis about a high school's auditions for a production of A Chorus Line: Sleeping Beauty by Kathryn Schultz Miller; Adam Roebuck, prod. Rehearsals late July & August with performances the final week of August at the Roy Arias Theater Center's 4th Floor Off Broadway Theater in Midtown.C

Trepidation Nation - Performers: male and female, age 18-40.

The Auditions - Performers: male and female, age 16-30, must be able to pull off portraying a high school student.

Sleeping Beauty - Performers: male and female, strictly age 6 to 18.

(NEW) Seussical, Jr. Open call for kids and teens
Audition Dates: August 8, 3-5 pm or August 9, 4:30-6:30 pm. Smiling Rhino Theatre, 247 Wanaque Avenue in Pompton Lakes.

The Smiling Rhino Theatre will be holding auditions for two productions for teens, kids and young adults. Seussical Jr. Seussical is a musical based on the books of Dr. Seuss and features your favorite Dr. Seuss characters! Please prepare a song in your vocal range, you must provide sheet music or a CD. We need to hear you sing with accompaniment, so please come prepared. We encourage you to sing a song from the show! Sides will also be provided. Also being a headshot and resume. No appointment necessary. Ages: 7 years old to 17 years old will be considered. Show Dates: September 24, 25, 26, 2010. Class Action This play is a compilation of short scenes and monologues with realistic portrayals of teen situations. The pieces cover a variety of contemporary subjects, both serious and light-hearted. All take place outside the classroom but focus on situations important to high school students: prom night, homework, detention, teen idols, peer pressure, class elections, etc. Please prepare a monologue under 2 minutes in length. The monologue must be memorized!! Also bring a headshot and resume. Ages: 14 years old to 22 years old will be considered. Due to the maturity and the content of this show we have raised the age level. Please be advised that this show is incredibly written, and the rehearsals will be intensive and rewarding. Rehearsals will be limited to only twice per week, so it is imperative if cast in this show, there is total commitment. This type of show is an amazing opportunity for those whose strength is acting and want to be challenged in their performances. All roles are leads. No appointment necessary. Show Dates: October 1, 2, 3, 2010.

We encourage all performers who fit within the age ranges to audition for both shows. The rehearsals will not conflict if cast in both shows. For more information please call 973-248-9491. www.smilingrhinotheatre.com.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: July 7, 2010

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

Urinetown: The Musical (Paperback)
By Greg Kotis, Mark Hollmann, David Auburn

(NEW) Urinetown
Auditions by appointment only Tuesday, July 13th and Wednesday, July 14th from 6pm-10pm. Callbacks Thursday, July 15 from 6pm-10pm. For consideration, email headshot/resume/cover letter to nikki@5thfloorproductions.org. Include the role(s) in which you are interested in the subject line, and also include preferred date of audition. Please prepare a brief uptempo musical theatre selection.

5th Floor Productions seeks extremely strong singer/movers with a great sense of satiric comedy for Urinetown. First rehearsal July 17th; rehearsals will be scheduled for one weeknight and one weekend day per week. Show runs September 22-26 at the Hudson Guild Theatre in NYC. We are seeking non-Equity performers between the ages of 18-35. Please note there is no pay, but great opportunity for exposure and networking. 5th Floor also welcomes volunteers interested in working with other young professionals in a fun, friendly environment. See www.5thfloorproductions.org for more information about 5th Floor Productions.

Hope Cladwell
(soprano with belt, early 20s) – Quirky ingénue, new in town. The daughter of Caldwell B. Cladwell, she is trusting, pure, kind, and extremely naïve.

Caldwell B. Cladwell (baritone) – The CEO of Urine Good Company and the most powerful (and evil) man in town. Suave, elegant, and clever. Actor should read “older.”

Bobby Strong (tenor with belt, 20s) – The young, passionate leader of the people’s rebellion. In love with Hope. Seeking a very strong singer.

Officer Lockstock (bass/baritone) – A policeman; the narrator of the show. Charming and corrupt all at once; keeps everyone in check but has a sly, ironic sense of humor. He is fully aware that he is in a musical. A commanding presence.

Penelope Pennywise (mezzo-soprano with mix/belt to G) – The tough-talking, jaded manager of the poorest public amenity in town. Seeking a very strong singer. Actor should read “older.”

Little Sally (soprano or alto with character voice, 20s) – Obviously an adult playing a poor, waifish little girl who regularly comments on the action in the show. Actor should be a very strong comedienne and move well.

Officer Barrel (High baritone/tenor) – Officer Lockstock’s sidekick. Not very bright, but loyal and tough.

Little Becky Two Shoes (soprano with belt) – An unwed pregnant woman with a leg brace who becomes drunk with power during the rebellion. Strong dancer/mover and comedienne.

Hot Blades Harry (high baritone/tenor) – A poor man with a violent temper, ready to snap at any moment. Strong dancer/mover.

Josephine Strong (soprano or alto) – Bobby Strong’s downtrodden mother. Actor should read “older.”

Senator Fipp (bass/baritone) – Corrupt, smarmy politician in cahoots with Cladwell.

Mr. McQueen (high baritone/tenor) – Cladwell’s obsequious assistant.

Ensemble – Strong singer/movers; will play smaller roles such as Joseph “Old Man” Strong (should read “older”), Soupy Sue (mezzo), Tiny Tom, Robby the Stockfish, Billy Boy Bill, Dr. Billeaux, Mrs. Millennium, Cops, and others.

The 16 Bar Theatre Audition Series

(NEW) Willy Wonka
Auditions will take place by appointment only Thursday, July 22 from 6 – 9 pm and Sunday, July 25 from 11 am – 2 pm at HCT’s Carriage House Theatre. Audition times are as follows: Thursday, July 22 6:00 – 7:30 pm Children ages 8 – 17, 7:30 – 9:00 pm Adults ages 18 and up. Sunday, July 25 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Children ages 8 – 17, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Adults ages 18 and up. All performers interested in auditioning should contact HARTFORD CHILDREN’S THEATRE at 860.249.7970 to schedule an appointment. Performers should come prepared to sing 16 measures of an appropriate song of their choosing and provide sheet music for the accompanist. A short dance combination will also be required.

Hartford Children’s Theatre (360 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT) will hold open auditions for Willy Wonka, the first production of the 2010-2011 Family Main Stage Series “Pure Imagination.” The production will be directed by HCT’s Artistic Director, Ryan Ratelle with musical direction by Louise Fauteux and choreography by Keri Danner. Performances of WILLY WONKA will take place at the Hoffman Auditorium on the campus of Saint Joseph College in West Hartford September 24 through October 3, 2010. Roles are available for ADULTS and CHILDREN ages 8 and up. Roald Dahl’s timeless tale of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life on the Hartford Children’s Theatre stage in this delicious new adaptation of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” WILLY WONKA features the unforgettable songs from the classic 1971 film including “Pure Imagination,” “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket” and “The Candy Man.”

Willy Wonka
- The most renowned (and eccentric) candy maker in the world. Full of contradictions, he has boundless energy and a “larger than life” persona. He is charming but insensitive and always mischievous. Age: 20’s and up. Charlie Bucket – The emotional heart and soul of the story. He is unassuming, honest and respectful with lots of pluck and enthusiasm. Age: 10 and up.

Grandpa Joe – The grandfather we all wish we had when we were Charlie’s age. He is caring, patient, sweet and always reminds Charlie to remain cheerful. Age: 40’s and up.

The Candy Man – Every kid’s favorite adult. Sings “The Candy Man.” Age: 20’s and up.

Phineous Trout – An overzealous TV reporter who announces the winners of the Golden Ticket contest throughout the show. Age: 20’s and up / Howard Cosell-type accent.

Augustus Gloop – An overachieving eater who represents the evils of gluttony. Augustus is rude and insubordinate in his never-ending quest to stuff his face with food. Age: 10 and up / German accent.

Veruca Salt - A spoiled brat. Veruca demands everything she wants and throws tantrums until she gets it. She is mean and completely self-involved, and her father always acquiesces to her wishes. Age: 10 and up.

Violet Beauregarde - An avid gum chewer. Violet’s attempt to beat a gum-chewing record completely consumes her. Age: 10 and up.

Mike Teavee – Completely obsessed with television, video games, the internet and all other mind-numbing technological device. He is bratty, loud and obnoxious. Age: 10 and up.

Mrs. Gloop - Augustus’s mom. She is moronic and indulgent of her son’s overeating. Mrs. Gloop is proud of her son’s appetite and thinks it better that he eat than be a nuisance. Age: 30’s and up / German accent.

Mr. Salt - Veruca’s father. Mr. Salt is at his daughter’s beck and call and always gives in to her every demand. Age: 30’s and up.

Mrs. Beauregarde - Violet’s mom. Mrs Beauregarde is weak and ineffectual. She lets her daughter talk back to her and ignores her insults. Age: 30’s and up / Virtually a non-singing role.

Ms. Teavee - Mike’s mom. Ms Teavee is a take on all the television moms of the distant past. She’s perfectly put together and a bit vacant. Age: 30’s and up.

Mr. and Mrs. Bucket - Charlie’s hard-working father and mother. Age: Late 20’s and up / Minor singing roles Grandma Josephine, Grandpa Joe and Grandma Georgina - Charlie’s three grandparents. Bed-ridden and old character parts. Age: 40’s and up / Mainly non-singing character roles – good comic timing

Featured Ensemble (Ages 8 and up): Oompa Loompas, Squirrels, Candy Kids.