Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: Aug 31

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Send pix & résumés, as well as a cover letter IMMEDIATELY to Isle of Shoals Productions, Inc., 163 Amsterdam Ave., #287, NYC 10023-5001, Attn: Lance Hewett, Artistic Director; or via email to IsleOfShoals@aol.com. Important: Absolutely no submissions will be considered without a comprehensive cover letter telling us why you want to be involved in this project, along with specifics about your weekday evening and weekend day/weekend evening availability, listing any and all conflicts, from mid-September thru November 21.

Isle of Shoals Productions, Inc., an established, ongoing NYC-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit theatre company, is still casting 2 leading roles for Lighthouse: A Romantic Musical Adventure, suggested by Henrik Ibsen’s “The Lady from the Sea,” transplanted to 19th century New England. Bryan Williams, writer-composer-music dir.; Lance Hewett, dir. Runs Oct. 29-Nov. 21 (15 performances, including Thu.-Sat. evenings and Sun. matinees) at the Shell Theater on West 43rd St. in NYC. Rehearsals begin mid-September, primarily Wed., Thurs. & Fri. evenings and Sunday afternoons/evenings. For more info, visit isleofshoals.org. No pay provided. Producer plans to apply for Equity Basic Showcase Code.

Still seeking:
The Stranger, male, mid-20s to early 30s, high baritone, vocally flexible, wildly passionate and dangerous sailor, romantic and charismatic, sings soaring, passionate ballads, as well as lyrical love duets, Leda’s demon lover, his ghost returns to her even after he drowns in a shipwreck;

Leda, female, mid to late 20s, dynamic voice, vocally flexible, central role, the lighthouse keeper’s daughter, a sensitive, magnetic and beautiful human being, but sexually, socially and emotionally repressed, the little girl inside struggles with the sensual woman desperate to emerge.

(NEW) Reefer Madness, Open Auditions
Tuesday, September 7, 2010. 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM, (sign in begins 7). The Gallery Players. 199 14th Street (between 4th and 5th Aves), Brooklyn (Park Slope), NY. Equity audition procedures are NOT in effect. No Equity monitor provided. Producer runs all aspects of the audition. No advanced appointments necessary. AEA members receive priority. Prepare 32 bars of a musical theater song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music in the correct key, no lead sheets; accompanist provided. Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

The Gallery Players of Brooklyn, NY are holding open auditions for Reefer Madness. Showcase. Producer: Heather Siobhan Curran; By: Kevin Murphy and Dan Studney. Director: Dev Bondarin; Choreographer: Joe Barros. 1st rehearsal: 9/18/10, evenings and weekends. Runs: 10/23 – 11/14, Thursday-Sunday. 16 performances. All auditions, rehearsals, and performances at The Gallery Players. Theatre’s NOTE: if you have already attended the OPEN auditions for this show in August, please do not attend this one. Callbacks September 12. Reefer Madness The Musical is inspired by the 1936 film of the same name and takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex, and violence. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition. The Gallery Players, 199 14th St. Brooklyn between 4th and 5th Aves. Take the R to 9th St. or the F to 4th Ave. in Brooklyn. The R can be accessed at the Pacific/Atlantic station in Brooklyn which is served by the 2,3,4,5,N,B,D and Q trains from Manhattan.

Seeking: 7 men, 6 women. All performers should be singers who dance/strong movers.
Lecturer: Male, 30s-50s. The narrator. An authority figure who warns the audience of the perils of reefer, while popping in and out of the action to further teach us of its danger (doubles as Goat-Man, Mr. Poppy, Irish Priest, Old Man, Radio Announcer, Ticket-Taker, Policeman, & FDR.)

Jimmy Harper: Male, 20s. A wholesome, trusting, teenager who runs into trouble after he is lured into the dangerous world of reefer.

Jack Stone: Male, 30s-40s. The proprietor of the Reefer Den. A sexy 1930's gangster movie-type who pushes reefer on unsuspecting teenagers. (Doubles as Jesus & George Washington).

Ralph Wiley: Male, Late 20s-30s. A denizen of the Reefer Den. A former college student who was lured into the world of reefer long ago. (Doubles as Sally’s baby, Switch-Puller, & Uncle Sam).

Mary Lane: Female, 20s. Jimmy's sweetheart. A naïve, virginal teenage girl who herself is not impervious to the dark world of reefer.

Mae: Female, late 20s-40s. The hostess of the Reefer Den. Attractive, yet slightly haggard. Would leave this life of sin if she were not so addicted to reefer.

Sally: Female, 20s-30s. A resident of the Reefer Den. A seductive, Mae West type with moxie. Will do nearly anything for a hit. (Also plays Lady Liberty).

Ensemble: 3 M. 3 F. 20s-30s. Members of the ensemble will play Reefer Zombies, Kids at the Five-and-Dime, Orgy dancers & Angels, etc. Should be strong versatile dancers, who also tap (tumbling & special skills a plus) and have good comic/character skills. Any voice range. All are featured.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: Aug 24

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(NEW) The Scottsboro Boys, open auditions

OPEN Auditions (Equity/non):

Tuesday, September 7, 2010, 3:30 PM – 7 PM. Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Avenue, 17th Floor (elevator to 16th). Producer’s monitor begins sign-up at 3 PM. Arrive by 6:45 PM to be guaranteed an audition. 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 (1920s- or 1930s-inspired music, e.g. AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, PURLIE; songs by the Gershwins, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter also work well). You must bring sheet music for your song; accompanist provided. You will be given a short scene at the audition to read. Please bring a picture & resume, stapled back-to-back.

Open auditions are being held for The Scottsboro Boys. Broadway/Production Contract, Currently $1,605/week minimum. Producers: Barry Weissler and Jackie Florin. Book: David Thompson. Score: John Kander and Fred Ebb. Dir: Susan Stroman. Mus Dir: David Loud. Casting: Jim Carnahan & Stephen Kopel. If cast, please note rehearsals begin immediately. 1st reh: 9/13/10. Opens on Broadway: 10/31/10. There will be an invited dance call on a separate day.

Seeking: singer/dancer/actors to play African American male characters, ages 15 - 21. Must have tap-dance experience. Must be comfortable singing and tapping.

(NEW) Die Laughing
Auditions will be held by Appointment only on August 29 from 3pm to 5pm. Please submit resumes/headshots to the following email address: dielaughing3@gmail.com.

Casting Director Tiandra Gayle seeks actors for Diversity Players of Harlem and DA’ Right Entertainment’s October 2010 production of Die Laughing the Stage Play written by Marq Overton and Directed by Dwight Ali Williams. All actors must be willing to work through an intense rehearsal schedule and with a focused production team. There is potential pay.

Young Michelle: Energetic African American or Mixed Race girl to play 8 years of age (must be mature).

Michelle: African American or Mixed Race Young Lady to play 18 years of age.

Sheila: African American, Asian or Caucasian Woman to play 35 to 45 years of age.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: Aug 10, 2010

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(NEW) There is a Field, Staged Reading
To audition for this production, please email acting resume and high-quality headshot to field@actorstheatreworkshop.com with Subject line: There is a Field Casting. We will review all applications submitted and contact you.

Seeking Palestinian & Israeli actors for There is a Field, an original staged reading that explores the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. There is a Field, written by Jen Marlowe, tells the story of Asel Asleh, an inspiring young Palestinian citizen of Israel committed to peaceful dialogue and reconciliation. The Actors Theatre Workshop’s staged reading will be one of a number of productions that will take place in October around the world, with a goal of commemorating Asel’s life and highlighting some of the issues that Palestinian citizens of Israel face today. In October 2000, Asel Asleh and 11 other Palestinian citizens of Israel were shot and killed by Israeli security forces during demonstrations in Israel by Palestinians protesting the second Intifada in the West Bank and Gaza. This October marks the ten-year anniversary of what Palestinians inside Israel refer to as “Black October.” There is a Field tells the story of seventeen year-old Asel, who had spent the last three years of his life dedicated to peaceful dialogue and reconciliation through his participation and leadership in an international peace program called Seeds of Peace. The play also tells the story of Asel’s older sister Nardin and the evolution of her worldview after her brother’s death. On a larger level, the play casts a light on the struggles faced by Palestinians who live inside Israel — a minority in their own country whose issues are often overshadowed in the international discourse about Israel and Palestine, where the focus is on the West Bank. During the month of October 2010, theatre companies and theatre artists around the world will mount productions of "There is a Field" to commemorate Asel Asleh’s life to promote awareness and discussion of this important issue. There is a Field, will be produced by The Actors Theatre Workshop, an award-winning non-profit theatre and community center, and directed by its Artistic Director, Executive Producer and Founder, Thurman E. Scott, a highly-acclaimed actor, writer and director.

Male Actors in their mid-to-late teens, 20s, 30s, 40s.
Male Child Actor:
One 10-yr old boy.
Female Actors in their mid-teens.

(NEW) The Original USA Gospel Singers & Band European Tour
Open audition at NOLA Studios, Studios B & D, 250 W 54th ST, NYC, Sept. 6th, 9:30am – 6pm. Bring picture, resumés & passport. Pianist provided. Information: Frank Serr Showservice Int., www.showservice-international.com, E-mail: info@showservice-international.de.

Showservice-International is looking for Afro American Gospel singers to be casted in an upcoming Bus & Truck Tour in Europe. Will rehearse in Germany and perform in revue-type gospel show with about 70 shows in Europe to begin end of November 2010 till mid February 2011. Paid rehearsal period, flight, lodging and transportation offered. The pay is approximately $125 per show (about $3500 per month).

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: Aug 3, 2010

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(NEW) Staten Island Shakespearian Theatre, open call
Auditions will be held at the St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt St, Staten Island, NY (a short walk from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal). Auditions begin at 7PM on Thursday, August 5th (Sign-in at 6PM) and 3PM on Sunday, August 8th (no early sign-in). Typing may occur. No Equity monitor will be in attendance.

The Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre announces auditions for upcoming projects:

For more information on the company, visit www.sistny.org. The directors request that each actor prepare a short dramatic and a short comedic monologue. Please bring pictures and resumes stapled together. Actors may be asked to read from provided sides. Yankee Tavern will be directed by Wayne Miller. It will be performed in a 99 seat theatre constructed on the stage of the Historic St George Theatre in Staten Island, minutes from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. Performances are September 23rd through September 26th. Doubt will be directed by Ken Tirado. It will be a Main Stage production at the St. George Theatre. Performances are February 17th thru 20th, 2011. No pay. No fee.

For YANKEE TAVERN, a play by Steven Dietz: four actors needed:
ADAM: a graduate student late 20’s.

JANET: Adam’s fiancé, late 20’s.

RAY: a resident of the bar, 60’s.

PALMER: a mysterious man, 40’s.

For DOUBT, a Parable, a play by John Patrick Shanley: four actors needed:
FATHER BRENDAN FLYNN: a priest in his late 30’s.

SISTER ALOYSIUS BEAUVIER: an “old school” nun, 50’s or 60’s.

SISTER JAMES: a new teacher, 20’s.

MRS. MULLER: a parent, late 30’s African American.

(NEW) The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Open Call
Sunday, September 26 at 6:00 pm. Tuesday, September 28 at 7:30 pm. Studio Players Playhouse, 4 Alvin Place, Montclair, NJ 07043. Please prepare a song 32 bars or less and bring your own sheet music. Be prepared to read sides. Audition sides will be provided. No monologues, fees or membership required.

Studio Players is holding OPEN Auditions for: THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL. There's a new tenant at Armadillo Acres and she's wreaking havoc all over Florida's most exclusive trailer park. This campy, caustic musical fable has everything from strippers to crazy ex-boyfriends to Costco. When Pippi, the stripper on the run, comes between agoraphobic housewife Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband—the “Storm’s A Brewin’” and it ain’t your run of the mill hurricane. Directed by Amy Fox, Music Directors Darren Gage and Tristian Luysterburg, Stage Manager Judi Liebert. Performance Dates: January 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22.

Seeking: (all roles are major as this is an ensemble cast)
Jeannie Garstecki (female, 25-45) A 20 year resident of Armadillos Acres; a beautiful and smart girl who married her high school sweetheart; became a mother at 17; after a devastating personal loss is now an agoraphobic who hasn't left her trailer in years. As her husband drifts further away, she finds the strength and determination to get him back.

Norbert Garstecki (male, 25-45) Jeannie's husband; a toll collector; former high school football star who's current state now reflects the stress of his marriage to an agoraphobic. While he tries to be a good husband he hasn't got the emotional or intellectual tools to help his wife change. He has always been faithful, until he meets a beautiful stripper.

Pippi (Female 18-35) A beauty with a great body; a professional stripper; a survivor who has always gotten by on her looks and talent; fleeing from some bad choices and a bad relationship Pippi comes to Armadillo Acres to try to make some changes in her life. (Show requires this character to perform a strip tease down to bra & panties).

Duke (male, 18-28) Pippi's obsessive, possessive, Magic Marker sniffing boyfriend; not the brightest guy south of the Mason Dixon line; leaves a trail of disaster in his wake and his arrival at the trailer park is full of surprises.